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 Service access management patent thumbnailService access management
A method and associated system. An expiration time instant of a token for accessing a service is determined.
International Business Machines Corporation


 Method to wirelessly transfer electricity between cellular  phones patent thumbnailMethod to wirelessly transfer electricity between cellular phones
Over the last few decades there has been major innovation in devices that use electricity (cell phones, computers, tablets, televisions), however, there has been little innovation in the mobility and accessibility of electricity itself on the small scale. At the moment, electricity is generally non-transferable on a personal level—if two individuals had cellphones, one at 100% and another at 0%, they could not share the available power between them.

 Positional based movements and accessibility of features associated with a vehicle patent thumbnailPositional based movements and accessibility of features associated with a vehicle
Methods and systems are presented for accepting inputs into a vehicle or other conveyance to control functions of the conveyance. A vehicle control system can receive gestures and other inputs.
Autoconnect Holdings Llc


 Accessibility path guiding through microfluidics on a touch screen patent thumbnailAccessibility path guiding through microfluidics on a touch screen
Providing accessibility path guidance on a display presented on a touch screen of a device with microfluidics. The fluid is selectively applied to a portion of the touch screen by a computer of the device to raise a portion of the touch screen.
International Business Machines Corporation


 Accessibility for live-streamed content patent thumbnailAccessibility for live-streamed content
According to one embodiment, a method for improving accessibility to a plurality of live-streamed media content is provided. The method may include generating a plurality data corresponding to a media source, whereby the media source may be a video game engine, a teleconferencing program, or a television broadcast.
International Business Machines Corporation


 Facilitating content accessibility via different communication formats patent thumbnailFacilitating content accessibility via different communication formats
Methods and systems for facilitating content accessibility via different communication formats are provided. According to one embodiment, information indicative of one or more communication formats via which a client device is capable of communication is stored on a client device by (i) sending the client device a web page having embedded therein test content associated with a first protocol stack and/or a second protocol stack; and (ii) based on a response to the test content received from the client device, determining communication capabilities of the client device.
Fortinet, Inc.


 Vulnerability exposing application characteristic variation identification engine patent thumbnailVulnerability exposing application characteristic variation identification engine
Embodiments of the invention are directed to a system, method, or computer program product for an engine for exposing vulnerability within applications based on application characteristic identification. In this way, the engine identifies existing data sets that aid in understanding the possible privacy vulnerabilities associated with technologies such as applications, operated by an entity.
Bank Of America Corporation


 Input/output fencing optimization patent thumbnailInput/output fencing optimization
Various systems, methods, and processes to optimize input/output (i/o) fencing operations in systems that implement coordination points are presented. A matrix is generated.
Symantec Corporation


 Sensory feedback payment system patent thumbnailSensory feedback payment system
Systems and methods for providing a sensory feedback payment system include a system provider device that receives, through communication over a network with a merchant device that is located at a merchant physical location, a request to debit an amount from a customer payment account. The sensory feedback may include at least one of vibrational feedback and audio feedback.
Paypal, Inc.


 Rotatable anchors providing enhanced child restraint system interface accessibility patent thumbnailRotatable anchors providing enhanced child restraint system interface accessibility
A system and method for articulating a vehicle child restraint anchor to which a child restraint seat (crs) is attachable is disclosed, wherein one or more anchors individually or jointly articulate between at least a first and a second position about a pivotal axis, that axis and related hardware generally contained within a vehicle seat assembly or attached to a vehicle floor, package tray or alternative load bearing support structure located behind or above a vehicle seat such as a roof. One or more anchor positions may be fixable.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc


Organizer box for hair accessories

A storage/organization box for hair accessories. The invention described here allows a user to take all the boxes, drawers and jars full of hair pins, clips, hair combs, headbands, clip-on-bows, ponytail scrunchies, etc.

Policy setting for content sharing of a plurality of remotely connected computing devices in physical or virtualized space

An information handling system includes a method for executing instructions for a content sharing system executing role-based policy settings for a plurality of remotely connected computing devices operatively connected to share content, detecting pre-paired wireless connectivity of remotely connected computing devices to a system hosting the content sharing system, implementing role-based policy settings to partially limit content sharing system operation based on a device role classification for the at least one of the plurality of remotely connected computing devices, auto-initiating navigation accessibility to the pre-paired remotely connected computing device via the content sharing system, and displaying a content sharing system desktop comprising a plurality of device environment-representative windows representing at least two of the plurality of remotely connected computing devices that devices function via different operating systems.. .
Dell Products, Lp

Sensor managed apparatus, method and computer program product

An apparatus, method and computer program product provide a simplified method for unlocking an electronic device that uses soft keys, such as capacitive touch keys, or proximity detection areas and patterns. The keys may be implemented in the form of areas of a sensor, and a processing circuit observes a touch pattern (or proximity pattern, or characteristic pattern such as a capacitance pattern of a user's finger) and compares the same with the registered pattern to determine if there is a likeness.
Sony Corporation

Overloading app icon touchscreen interaction to provide action accessibility

A method of operating a user device includes, in response to a set of app icons being displayed, monitoring for user interaction with one of the app icons. In response to detecting user interaction with a first app icon corresponding to a first app, the method determines whether the detected user interaction satisfies first criteria or second criteria.
Quixey, Inc.

Firearm monitoring and notification apparatus and use

The present disclosure provides a firearm monitoring and notification apparatus to allow users to monitor a firearm without interfering with the accessibility to the firearm. The firearm monitoring and notification apparatus mitigates common risks surrounding unauthorized access and tampering through deterrence and notification strategies..

Motor vehicle steering system, assembly tool and assembly a motor vehicle steering system

A motor vehicle steering system is disclosed. The system includes a steering spindle consisting of spindle members which are non-rotatably connected to one another.
Daimler Ag

Method for establishing a callback telecommunication connection

The invention concerns a method for establishing a telecommunication connection between a calling subscriber (1) and a target subscriber (5), in which a calling terminal (r) of the calling subscriber (1) and a target terminal (z) of the target subscriber (5) are assigned to a switching unit (100) and the calling subscriber (1) enters a callback request (ccbs-req, ccnr-req) in the switching unit (100) if the target terminal (z) is busy or cannot be reached when a first call is made from the calling terminal (r) to the target terminal (z), in which configuration data regarding the accessibility of the target subscriber (5) for a callback are entered into the switching unit (100). Then the time is set for the switching unit (100) to make the pending callback (rc) to the calling subscriber (1) in order to generate a second call to the target subscriber (5) by processing the configuration data concerning the accessibility of the target subscriber (5) for a callback, at a time when the target subscriber (5) is reachable for a callback.
Unify Gmbh & Co. Kg

Permissive access control for modular reflection

Access to a module element within a first module by a second module is prohibited if the module element within the first module has not been exposed to the second module. If a particular module element within a first module has been exposed to a second module, then access to the particular module element by the second module may or may not be allowed depending on: (a) whether the particular module element has been declared with a public or non-public access modifier, (b) whether a second exposed module element, which includes the particular module element, has been declared with a public or non-public access modifier, (c) a level of access associated with the operation that attempts to access the particular module element of the first module, and/or (d) whether an accessibility override configuration is set for accessing the particular module element..
Oracle International Corporation

Restrictive access control for modular reflection

Access to a module element within a first module by a second module is prohibited if the module element within the first module has not been exposed to the second module. If a particular module element within a first module has been exposed to a second module, then access to the particular module element by the second module may or may not be allowed depending on: (a) whether the particular module element has been declared with a public or non-public access modifier, (b) whether a second exposed module element, which includes the particular module element, has been declared with a public or non-public access modifier, (c) a level of access associated with the operation that attempts to access the particular module element of the first module, and/or (d) whether an accessibility override configuration is set for accessing the particular module element..
Oracle International Corporation

Maintaining high availability during network partitions for virtual machines stored on distributed object-based storage

Techniques are disclosed for maintaining high availability (ha) for virtual machines (vms) running on host systems of a host cluster, where each host system executes a ha module in a plurality of ha modules and a storage module in a plurality of storage modules, where the host cluster aggregates, via the plurality of storage modules, locally-attached storage resources of the host systems to provide an object store, where persistent data for the vms is stored as per-vm storage objects across the locally-attached storage resources comprising the object store, and where a failure causes the plurality of storage modules to observe a network partition in the host cluster that the plurality of ha modules do not. In one embodiment, a host system in the host cluster executing a first ha module invokes an api exposed by the plurality of storage modules for persisting metadata for a vm to the object store.
Vmware, Inc.

Gripper and process for manufacturing a gripper

A gripper is described as including two lateral flanks that are directly or indirectly connected to each other at one end, providing a space between them including an actuator, the lateral boundaries of which space have at least one opening accessible from the outside. At least one louver runs across the opening and divides the opening such that the partial surfaces resulting from the louver limit or prevent accessibility to the opening.
Röhm Gmbh

Smart whiteboard interactions

Technologies are generally described for providing whiteboard records accessibility to users interacting with a whiteboard. A whiteboard may enable two or more users to interact with the whiteboard concurrently.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Managing social network accessibility based on age

When a user having an age less than a threshold age (a child user) attempts to access an online service or perform actions using the online service, the online service obtains parental authorization from an additional user having a parental relationship to the user. The child user may identify the user having the parental relationship and the online service verifies the validity of the identified user's account, the age of the identified user, and/or a connection between the identified user and the child user having a parental relationship type.
Facebook, Inc.

Ligands modified by circular permutation as agonists and antagonists

The present invention provides fusion polypeptides comprising polypeptide ligands that are modified by circular permutation and fused to at least one polypeptide fusion partner wherein such fusion polypeptides have new, improved or enhanced biological functions or activities. Such improvements include, but are not limited to, increased binding affinity, increased activity, increased agonist activity (super agonist), antagonist activity, increased accessibility, increased flexibility of the active site, increased stability, broader and/or changed substrate specificity, and combinations thereof..
Alkermes, Inc.

Beverage production machines and methods with multi chambered basket units

Various beverage preparation machines having a multi-chambered basket unit are shown. The basket unit can be configured to accept multiple cartridge configurations.
Starbucks Corporation Dba Starbucks Coffee Company

Non-directional instant locking fastener

An accessibility-enhanced instant locking fastener system comprising of a cylindrical tongue and a catch with funnel-shaped opening, enabling easy insertion and pushing for locking, without precise alignment or directional orientation. The omni-directional locking clasp system, typical use of which may be for seat belt buckling systems, are configured so that the once the tip of the tongue meets the opening of the hole in the clasp, latching can be accomplished by simply pushing the tongue into the funnel-shaped opening without the necessity to precise directional alignment unlike the flat tongue plates of locking buckles typically found in conventional seat belt harnesses..

Wallet accessibility aid and organizing apparatus

A wallet organization system and apparatus relating to wallet card differentiating tabs is disclosed. The tabs are configured to adhere to conventional cards contained in wallets with at least one adhesive surface.

Accessibility management system for media content items

A system operates to manage accessibility of media content items based on a user's performance of a repetitive motion activity. The system can generate rule data based on a rule designed to permit access to certain media content items.
Spotify Ab

Energy absorbing load transmittal bracket with weld accessibility

A vehicle body structure includes a floor panel, a door frame, a cross-member, and a load transmittal bracket. The door frame and the cross-member are fixed relative to the floor panel.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

Apparatus and horizontal storage and display of shoes

The invention disclosed herein provides a device and method of storing shoes that allows for immediate accessibility, ready visibility and reduction of clutter. Shoes can be organized, categorized, accessed and stored for instant use.

System and automated generation and shipment of greeting cards to a user

A system and method for automated generation and shipment of greeting cards to a user is described herein. The system can comprise a server memory, and a server processor.
Thoughtsontime.com, Llc

Automated data transfer from mobile application silos to authorized third-party applications

A “data transfer tool” extracts, labels and stores user data or information that may be confined within application silos during user interaction with arbitrary apps. The data transfer tool enables sharing of this otherwise siloed data shared across and between authorized apps.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Electrical equipment comprising electronic cards

Electrical equipment, in particular for aircraft, comprising: a fixed frame delimiting a storage compartment having a front opening, a pivoting frame mounted to pivot on the fixed frame to occupy a storage position in which it is placed inside the storage compartment of the fixed frame and an accessibility position in which it extends through the front opening of the fixed frame, the pivoting frame delimiting a reception space having at least one access opening, situated behind its front, for the introduction of electronic cards and their removal when the pivoting frame is in said accessibility position in which said access opening is situated in front of said front opening of the fixed frame, the pivoting frame being provided with electrical connection means that can be coupled to electrical connection means of the electronic cards.. .
Zodiac Aero Electric

Glaucoma drainage shunts and methods of use

A method of treating glaucoma in an eye utilizing an implanted shunt having an elastomeric plate and a non-valved elastomeric drainage tube. The plate is positioned over a sclera of the eye with an outflow end of the elastomeric drainage tube open to an outer surface of the plate.
Abbott Medical Optics Inc.

Method and system to provide an accessibility user interface

This disclosure provides a method and system of providing a supplemental user interface (ui) operatively associated with a device, such as a multifunctional device (mfd) or multifunctional printer (mfp). According to an exemplary embodiment of this disclosure, an accessibility ui is provided by a portable computer device, e.g., off-the-shelf tablet, where the table includes a container application including a collection of walk-up user applications to operate the mfd, a set of tablet user environment' configuration applications and a set of helper applications that operate in the background and/or provide transitory screens, such as authentication for operating the mfd..
Xerox Corporation

Ambulatory route management based on a personal drone

Embodiments include method, systems and computer program products for route planning and management with a drone. Aspects include receiving a destination for an individual and determining multiple routes between a position of the individual and the destination.
International Business Machines Corporation

Ambulatory route management based on a personal drone

Embodiments include method, systems and computer program products for route planning and management with a drone. Aspects include receiving a destination for an individual and determining multiple routes between a position of the individual and the destination.
International Business Machines Corporation

Programmatically choosing preferred storage parameters for files in large-scale distributed storage systems

A method includes receiving trace data representing access information about files stored in a large-scale distributed storage system, identifying file access patterns based on the trace data, receiving metadata information associated with the files stored in the large-scale distributed storage system, and generating a preferred storage parameter for each file based on the received metadata information and the identified file access patterns. The method also includes receiving, file reliability or accessibility information of a new file, determining whether the received file reliability or accessibility information of the new file matches information of a file group of the files in the large-scale distributed storage system, and when the file reliability or accessibility information of the new file matches the information of the file group, storing the new file in the large-scale distributed storage system using the preferred storage parameter associated with the file group..
Google Inc.

Radioactive-emission-measurement optimization to specific body structures

A method for predefining a set of radioactive-emission measurement views, for radioactive-emission imaging after an administration of a radiopharmaceutical, the method being tailored to a specific body structure and optimized with respect to the information gained about the body structure and based on modeling body-structure, based on its geometry and anatomical constraints, which limit accessibility to the body structure.. .
Biosensors International Group, Ltd.

Inaccessibility status indicator

Processing within a computing environment is facilitated by use of an inaccessibility status indicator. A processor determines whether a unit of memory to be accessed is inaccessible in that default data is to be used for the unit of memory.
International Business Machines Corporation

Inaccessibility status indicator

Processing within a computing environment is facilitated by use of an inaccessibility status indicator. A processor determines whether a unit of memory to be accessed is inaccessible in that default data is to be used for the unit of memory.
International Business Machines Corporation

Tamper-proof communication channel

A method for preventing tampering with the accessibility of resources specified by universal resource locators (urls) comprising establishing a tamper-proof channel between a client and a proxy; requesting url content via the tamper-proof channel; forwarding url requests from the proxy; and returning responses to the client via the tamper-proof channel.. .
Pagefair Limited

Optimized capacity matching for transport logistics accounting for individual transport schedules

An ad-hoc logistics solution can identify optimal solutions for the spatio-temporal problem of adding a transport to the route calendar of a transport vehicle.□ for example, an initial set of transport assignments that may be added to a route calendar of a driver of a vehicle can be identified by eliminating potential transport assignments for which the vehicle does not meet equipment and/or accessibility criteria for a location associated with the potential transport assignment, and suggestions can be found for insertion of a candidate transport assignment from the initial set of transport assignments into the route calendar. The suggestions can be validated by applying a set of constraints to determine whether each suggestion is feasible and then ranked such that a highest ranked suggestion is placed into the route calendar..
Sap Se

Dynamic page table edit control

Generally, this disclosure provides systems, methods and computer readable media for a page table edit controller configured to control access to guest page tables by virtual machine (vm) guest software through the manipulation of extended page tables. The system may include a translation look-aside buffer (tlb) to maintain a policy to lock one or more guest linear addresses (glas) to one or more allowable guest physical addresses (gpas); a page walk processor to update the tlb based on the guest page tables; and a page table edit control (ptec) module to: identify entries of the guest page tables that map glas associated with the policy to a first gpa; verify that the mapping conforms to the policy; and place the guest page table into one of a plurality of restricted accessibility states based on the verification, the restricted accessibility applied to the vm guests and to the page walk processor..
Intel Corporation

Conversion of platform-independent accessibility logic into platform-specific accessibility functionality

An accessibility framework exposes a uniform application interface to applications with accessibility functionality. It receives abstract user interface components and provides them, through a platform-specific interface, to an accessibility framework, for processing..
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Method and system for dynamic management of digital content and related dynamic graphical interface

Method and system for dynamic management of viewable digital contents (cd_ij), in which arranging a modular interface (11) comprising principal digital modules (pi) and derived digital modules (dij) extending prevalently in a first direction (d1); translating at least one of the principal digital modules (pi) along a first path (t1) so that the principal digital modules (pi) overlap at least partially; expanding the principal digital modules (pi) along a second path (t2); selecting a viewable digital content; expanding the selected viewable digital content (cd_ij) along a third path (t3), determining at least a first derived digital module (dij), in which translating at least one of the principal digital modules (pi) along the first path (t1), expanding the principal digital modules (pi) along the second path (t2) and expanding the selected viewable digital content (cd_ij) along the third path (t3) determine selective dynamic accessibility to the viewable digital contents (cd_ij) on the modular interface (11). A modular interface (11) for dynamic management of the viewable digital contents (cd_ij) is also described..
Social Nation S.r.l.

Mobile terminal

There is disclosed a mobile terminal including a main body, a controller mounted in the main body and comprising a controller memory, and at least one component module assembled or attached to the main body, wherein the controller compares locked/unlocked state information and identification information of the component module with identification information registered in the controller memory and checks accessibility of the component module based on the result of the comparison, and when the component module is accessible, the controller controls functions of the component module or a locked state of the component module.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.

Clearinghouse enhancing the quality, operation and accessibility of carrier-based networks

A computerized system, method and process allows telecommunications carriers to find, evaluate and select locations for equipment through direct access to end users, while providing citizens the opportunity to offer the use of their dwelling or other assets to carriers. The system and method further provides a computerized mechanism for (a) creating an inventory and marketplace for available properties for use in telecommunications networks, (b) providing quality and/or performance monitoring and control for wireless communication systems based on data in the clearinghouse, and (c) providing localized content over wireless networks using the clearinghouse..

Display apparatus and control method thereof

Disclosed are a display apparatus and a control method thereof, the display apparatus including: a camera configured to include an image sensor for sensing an image passed through a lens, be mounted to movable up/down on a top of the display apparatus, and be moved up and ejected outward from the display apparatus while being used; an image processor configured to process an image signal corresponding to an image sensed by the image sensor; a display configured to display an image based on the processed image signal; a detector configured to detect whether the camera moves up or down; a power supply configured to supply power to elements of the display apparatus; and a controller configured to control the power supply to turn on the display apparatus if the detector detects that the camera is ejected while the display apparatus is being powered off, and control the image processor to display a preview image corresponding to an image taken by the camera on the display. Thus, the display apparatus can be easily turned on/off by pushing the camera, and be improved in utilization, thereby increasing accessibility to the utilization of the camera and improving convenience of a user..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Method for blocking unauthorized data access and computing device with feature of blocking unauthorized data access

Methods and apparatuses for blocking unauthorized data access are provided, one of methods comprises, monitoring whether there is an access to an object by an accessing instance, receiving an user operation event from a user accessibility management module, wherein the user operation event is created by the user accessibility management module and includes information on a user operation object and blocking at least one of the access to the object and a transmission of the object to an external device via a network, in accordance with the access to the object is monitored, when the accessed object is different from the user operation object or no user operation event is provided for the accessed object.. .
Samsung Sds Co., Ltd.

User identifying device, user identifying method, and user identifying program

A user identifying system includes a user terminal and a server for communicating with the terminal. The terminal includes a detecting means that detects an event of a failure in accessing a service provided by the server, a recording means that records a timestamp indicating time of a failure in accessing the service when the event is detected, and a transmitting means that transmits, to the server, the timestamp and identification information allowing the server to identify the user of the terminal.
Rakuten, Inc.



Accessibility topics:
  • Accessibility
  • Content Management
  • Electronic Device
  • A Fastening Device
  • Fastening Device
  • Telecommunication
  • Mobile Commerce
  • Communications
  • Content Management System
  • Telecommunications
  • Computing Device
  • Authentication
  • Feasible Solution
  • Imaging System
  • Mobile Phone


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