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 Apparatus, method and system of quality of experience indication patent thumbnailnew patent Apparatus, method and system of quality of experience indication
Some demonstrative embodiments include devices, systems and methods of quality of experience indication. For example, an apparatus may include a radio configured to communicate encoded multimedia data during a session over a wireless communication channel; and a quality of experience (qoe) estimator configured to determine at least one qoe indicator corresponding to the session, and to provide the qoe indicator to a session manager of the session, the qoe estimator configured to determine the qoe indicator based at least on a mean opinion score (mos) corresponding to the encoded multimedia data, and a channel quality parameter corresponding to the wireless communication channel..
Intel Ip Corporation


 Channel state information transmission in a wireless device and wireless network patent thumbnailnew patent Channel state information transmission in a wireless device and wireless network
A wireless device receives at least one message comprising configuration parameters of a plurality of cells. The plurality of cells are grouped into a plurality of physical uplink control channel (pucch) groups comprising a primary pucch group and a secondary pucch group comprising a pucch secondary cell.
Ofinno Technologies, Llc


 Secondary cell configuration and activation in a wireless network patent thumbnailnew patent Secondary cell configuration and activation in a wireless network
A wireless device receives, in subframe n, a media-access-control control element indicating activation of a secondary cell in a secondary physical uplink control channel (pucch) group. The wireless device starts transmission of channel state information (csi) fields for the secondary cell from subframe n+8+k.
Ofinno Technologies, Llc


 Determination of enhanced physical downlink control channel candidates in a wireless communication network patent thumbnailnew patent Determination of enhanced physical downlink control channel candidates in a wireless communication network
In embodiments, an evolved node b (enb) of a wireless communication network may configure an enhanced physical downlink control channel (epdcch) physical resource block (prb) set for a user equipment (ue). The epdcch-prb set may include a plurality of prb-pairs.
Intel Corporation


 Method and  fast assistive transmission operation patent thumbnailnew patent Method and fast assistive transmission operation
A method for use in a wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) for receiving data over physical downlink shared channels from different cells, monitoring physical downlink control channels of a first cell for downlink control information associated with the wtru, and recovering data from the physical downlink control channel in response to the downlink control information.. .
Interdigital Patent Holdings, Inc.


 Method and  transreceiving downlink signal by considering antenna port relationship in wireless communication system patent thumbnailnew patent Method and transreceiving downlink signal by considering antenna port relationship in wireless communication system
The present invention relates to a wireless communication system, and more specifically, disclosed are a method and an apparatus for transmitting or receiving a downlink signal by considering an antenna port relationship. A method for user equipment receiving a physical downlink shared channel (pdsch) signal in the wireless communication system, according to one embodiment of the present invention, comprises the steps of: determining a start symbol index of the pdsch from a downlink subframe; and receiving the pdsch signal based on the start symbol index, wherein the pdsch can be scheduled by means of downlink control information (dci) which is received through a physical downlink control channel (pdcch) or an enhanced pdcch (epdcch).
Lg Electronics Inc.


 Method and  transmitting physical downlink control channel in wireless access system supporting machine-type communication patent thumbnailnew patent Method and transmitting physical downlink control channel in wireless access system supporting machine-type communication
The present invention relates to a wireless access system which supports a machine-type communication (mtc), and more specifically, provides a method for repeatedly transmitting a physical downlink control channel (pdcch) for an mtc terminal, and an apparatus for supporting same. The method by which a base station transmits a physical downlink control channel (pdcch) in a wireless access system which supports a machine-type communication (mtc), according to one embodiment of the present invention, comprises the steps of: generating parity bits by encoding control information included in a pdcch; generating pdcch encoded bits by performing rate matching on the parity bits; and repeatedly transmitting the pdcch encoded bits in at least two subframes.
Lg Electronics Inc.


 Wireless communication apparatus and wireless communication method patent thumbnailnew patent Wireless communication apparatus and wireless communication method
To suppress concentration of channel quality information requests and reports in a case of discontinuously transmitting reference signals at specific resources in a time domain, and thereby preventing degradation in throughput. A transmission apparatus transmits an instruction of csi request distributed for each reception apparatus in a subframe concurrently with or earlier than a reference signal csi-rs to each of reception apparatuses.
Sun Patent Trust


 Coordination of channel scanning among multiple radios patent thumbnailnew patent Coordination of channel scanning among multiple radios
Examples herein disclose preventing multiple radios from simultaneously scanning a same channel. The examples identify a first scan time associated with the multiple radios and determine a second scan time based on the first scan time.
Hewlett-packard Enterprise Development Lp


 Location id based cell selection  circuit switched fallback calls patent thumbnailnew patent Location id based cell selection circuit switched fallback calls
A user equipment (ue) collects system information blocks (sibs) in two phases so the ue can select a target cell to fall back on for a circuit switched fall back (csfb) call. During the first phase, the ue collects short-period sibs indicating location ids for the top n cells corresponding to n strongest frequencies from a frequency list in a redirection command.
Qualcomm Incorporated


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Integrated circuit


A cce+ number allocation method reduces the ack/nack (acknowledgment/negative acknowledgment) collision probability in a mixed system containing an lte (long term evolution) system and an lte+ (long term evolution advanced) system. A cce (control channel element)+ number is defined by selecting a number from cce numbers of the cce to contain pdcch (physical downlink control channel) allocated in a resource element region constituting cce+ where pdcch+ is arranged.
Sun Patent Trust


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Adaptive triggering of rtt ranging for enhanced position accuracy


A range between a first wireless device and a second wireless device is estimated using a first mechanism based on messages transmitted over a first communication channel. The first communication channel is associated with a first radio access technology capability of the wireless devices.
Qualcomm Incorporated


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Ring shaped membrane for an electro-acoustical loudspeaker


A ring-shaped membrane for an electro-acoustical loudspeaker, where said membrane may include two or more dome-shaped annulus concentrically arranged around a central portion through which an imaginary axis of symmetry passes, where an outer periphery of said membrane is suitable to be attached to a surround; where the central portion is attached to a tower, which again is fastened to the loudspeakers driver, wherein the angle between a plane being perpendicular to the axis of symmetry and the attachment of the membrane to the tower is in the interval 0 degrees to 40 degrees, and in some embodiments 30 degrees.. .

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Chirp spread spectrum system and method


A radio frequency receiver for receiving an interleaved single carrier chirp spread spectrum signal based on a chirp sequence includes: a demodulator configured to receive, demodulate, and digitize a modulated radio frequency (rf) signal to form a digital baseband signal; and a signal decoder configured to: despread the digital baseband signal by at least: buffering signal data into blocks of l samples; multiplying the blocks of data with a conjugate of the chirp sequence to form a result; and performing a fast fourier transform (fft) on the result; equalize data from the fft to form n data values, where n is the number of subchannels; transform the n data values into n demodulation symbols via an n-point inverse fourier transform; and decode the demodulation symbols to form codec symbols.. .
Digi International Inc.


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System and controlling a specimen scanner remotely


This disclosure teaches a system and method for controlling a specimen scanner remotely. In one embodiment, a method for controlling a specimen scanner remotely can comprise the step of communicating with a specimen scanner to a network.
Innova Plex, Inc.


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Printer with two scanners


A printer (300) is disclosed. The printer has two scanners (336, 338) in the paper path of the printer located after the print zone (346).
Hewlett-packard Indigo B.v.


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Image scanner and image forming apparatus incorporating the image scanner


An image scanner, which is incorporated in an image forming apparatus, includes a stationary-document reading section, a moving-document reading section disposed at an angle to the stationary-document reading section, a reader movable between the stationary-document reading section and the moving-document reading section, and a reading element movable to different angles while contacting the stationary-document reading section and the moving-document reading section to selectively read a document placed on the stationary-document reading section and a document moving over the moving-document reading section. The image scanner further includes any one of position detector, a combination of a moving device and at least one position sensor, and a combination of at least one pressing member, a framework, and an angle changer..
Ricoh Company, Ltd.


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Information processing device, computer-readable recording medium, and system


An information processing device includes a specification unit configured to receive identification information for identifying a scanner device, and specify a driver configured to control the scanner device identified by the identification information; an item acquirer configured to acquire a list of items that are settable by the specified driver for controlling the scanner device, and return the list to a transmission source of the identification information; a scan instruction receiver configured to receive a scan instruction and set values for the respective items from the transmission source of the identification information; and an execution controller configured to send, in accordance with the reception of the scan instruction, the set values to the driver that is specified based on the identification information to cause the driver to perform scan using the scanner device.. .

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Top up communication system and method thereof


A top up communication system and method thereof are provided, which provides a call between at least two electronic devices, where each of the at least two electronic devices has a unique identification code. The method includes following steps: buying a deposit code on the web-site or obtaining it sent from others; surfing a user interface of an activating data server; inputting the deposit code into the user interface to generate an activate identification data; scanning the activate identification data by a scanner to generate a shortcut icon on a monitor of the scanner; transmitting a dialed command to a connection generation server by triggering the shortcut icon; using the dialed command to establish a communication link between the at least two electronic devices by the connection generation server..

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Using secondary channel information to provide for gateway recording


Systems and methods for using secondary communication channel information, such as rtcp information to facilitate correlating business information to allow gateway recording. Using information in this secondary communication channel the recording system can correlate the business metadata either directly (e.g., using a phone extension) or through one or more indirect operations (e.g., a call id-to-universal call id-to-phone extension).
Verint Americas Inc.


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Call center system for personalized services


A call center system comprising a hub call center system, a number of spoke call center systems and third party resources. The hub call center system is configured to connect a communication received from a client device through communication channels provided by the hub call center system over a network with an associate of the hub call center system to deliver personalized services to a registered user.

new patent

Intelligent deliverable message annotation


Enabling recipients to share tags that they associate with received e-mails includes receiving an e-mail from a sending user addressed to a receiving user, the e-mail including a header and a body and being capable of supporting attachments to the e-mail that are distinct of the body. The receiving user is enabled to perceive the e-mail and associate at least one tag with the e-mail, the at least one tag being a textual descriptor for the received e-mail distinct from the header, body, and attachments of the received e-mail.
Aol Inc.


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Resource prioritization and communication-channel establishment


A resource prioritization system and method for processing request communications by prioritizing resources based on obtainment parameters and establishing communication channels. The resource prioritization system and method may receive a request from a user device.
Liveperson, Inc.


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Interleaved communication with resource providers and a home area network


Systems and methods are disclosed for interleaving communications with a home area network (han) and a data network. A gateway device interleaves communications within timeslots of a time slotted channel hopping protocol.
Landis+gyr Innovations, Inc.


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Pim source discovery by last hop router


Techniques are described for enhancements to protocol independent multicast (pim) to enable a last hop router (lhr) to perform source discovery and directly build or join a source tree. According to the techniques of this disclosure, the lhr builds a communication channel with a rendezvous point (rp) router and requests source information for at least one multicast group for which the lhr has interested receivers.
Juniper Networks, Inc.


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User equipment, initial cell searching method and apparatus thereof


An initial cell searching method is provided. The method includes: receiving at least one frame data sequence including synchronization channel signals; performing a correlation process between all synchronization sequences stored in the user equipment and the received data sequence to obtain correlation sequences, and calculating on each of the correlation sequences to obtain corresponding correlation power sequences; searching the highest peak and the secondary peak for each of the correlation power sequences, and recording the highest peak and its corresponding position and the secondary peak and its corresponding position; and determining a target cell id based on a first target sequence, wherein the first target sequence corresponds to a synchronization sequence corresponding to a correlation power sequence of which the relative distance between the corresponding position of the highest peak and the corresponding position of the secondary peak meets a predetermined condition, and the highest peak is the maximum one..
Spreadtrum Communications (shanghai) Co., Ltd.


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Method for reducing self-interference signal in communications system, and apparatus


Embodiments provide a method for reducing a self-interference signal in a communications system, and an apparatus. The method includes: sending a sounding signal; receiving an echo signal, where the echo signal includes a near-field reflected signal corresponding to the sounding signal.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


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Method and ldpc transmission over a channel bonded link


A particular overall architecture for transmission over a bonded channel system consisting of two interconnected moca (multimedia over coax alliance) 2.0 socs (systems on a chip) and a method and apparatus for the case of a “bonded” channel network. With a bonded channel network, the data is divided into two segments, the first of which is transported over a primary channel and the second of which is transported over a secondary channel..
Entropic Communications, Inc.


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Methods and channel quality indication feedback in a communication system


Methods and apparatus for feeding back channel quality indication in a communication system. First, a first channel quality indication index is determined in dependence upon a channel quality estimation of a first transmission channel, and a second channel quality indication index is determined in dependence upon a channel quality estimation of a second transmission channel.
Qualcomm Incorporated


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Method and transmitting feedback of single feedback chain-based channel status information for 3d mimo in a wireless communication system


A method for reporting channel status information (csi) to a base station (bs) by a user equipment (ue) in a wireless communication system is disclosed. The method includes receiving information about a csi process configured with multiple reference signals from the bs, reporting an indicator indicating at least one reference signal for the csi among the multiple reference signals to the bs, generating the csi based on the at least one reference signal, and reporting the generated csi to the bs.
Lg Electronics Inc.


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Method and transmitting feedback of multi-feedback chain-based channel status information for 3d mimo in a wireless communication system


A method for reporting channel status information (csi) to a base station (bs) by a user equipment (ue) in a wireless communication system is disclosed. The method includes receiving, from the bs, information on multiple reference signals with a pattern indicator of the multiple reference signals through a radio resource control (rrc) layer, receiving, from the bs, the multiple reference signals, generating the csi using the multiple reference signals based on the pattern indicator, and reporting the csi to the bs.
Lg Electronics Inc.


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Transmit power allocation for adaptive multi-carrier multiplexing mimo systems


The present invention relates to transmit power allocation in multi-carrier, multiplexing mimo communication systems. The present invention especially relates to a mimo communication device, a method of assigning transmit power to two or more communication channels and a software program product.
Sony Corporation


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Synchronous frequency hopping spread spectrum communications


Synchronous fhss networks operating within mesh networks typically require a certain amount of network traffic to maintain time as well as for executing other functions, such as registration and neighbor discovery. The concepts presented in this disclosure provide a mesh network with enhanced communication capabilities without adding significant hardware or firmware costs to nodes within the network.
Elster Solutions, Llc


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Method for reducing self-interference signal in communications system, and apparatus


Embodiments of the present invention provide a method for reducing a self-interference signal in a communications system, and an apparatus. The method includes: sending a sounding signal and a first communication signal; receiving an input signal; separating a near-field reflection signal corresponding to the sounding signal from an echo signal of the input signal; determining, based on the near-field reflection signal, a near-field reflection channel parameter; determining, based on the near-field reflection channel parameter, a reconstructed near-field reflected self-interference signal; and subtracting the reconstructed near-field reflected self-interference signal from a received second communication signal.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


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Method of and transmit noise reduction at a receiver


A method of reducing the noise from a transmitter at an associated receiver is disclosed. Noise contributions in active channels are identified and used to update a shared noise cancellation filter.
Analog Devices Global


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Apparatus for transmitting data and energy between two objects moving relative to one another


The invention relates to an apparatus for the transmission of data and energy between two objects moving relative to one another about a common axis of rotation. The objects each comprise coils which are disposed opposite and are spaced apart axially with respect to the axis of rotation such that an energy transmission between the coils is possible by inductive coupling.
Sick Ag


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Silicided nanowires for nanobridge weak links


Silicided nanowires as nanobridges in josephson junctions. A superconducting silicided nanowire is used as a weak-link bridge in a josephson junction, and a fabrication process is employed to produce silicided nanowires that includes patterning two junction banks and a rough nanowire from a silicon substrate, reshaping the nanowire through hydrogen annealing, and siliciding the nanowire by introduction of a metal into the nanowire structure..
Globalfoundries Inc.


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Wafer pin chuck fabrication and repair


In a wafer chuck design featuring pins or “mesas” making up the support surface, engineering the pins to have an annular shape, or to contain holes or pits, minimizes sticking of the wafer, and improves wafer settling. In another aspect of the invention is a tool and method for imparting or restoring flatness and roughness to a surface, such as the support surface of a wafer chuck.
M Cubed Technologies, Inc.


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Systems and methods for reducing pulsed laser beam profile non-uniformities for laser annealing


Systems and methods for reducing pulsed laser beam profile non-uniformities for laser annealing are disclosed. The methods include directing an initial pulsed laser beam along an optical axis, and imparting to each light pulse a time-varying angular deflection relative to the optical axis.
Ultratech, Inc.


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Method of forming copper interconnects


A method of forming copper interconnects includes: depositing a dielectric layer on a silicon wafer substrate; forming vias and/or trenches in the dielectric layer; next, depositing a barrier layer and a copper seed layer sequentially from bottom to up on the dielectric layer; depositing a copper layer on the copper seed layer, and performing an annealing process; then performing a multi-step polishing process to remove bulk coppers and stopping at the barrier layer; performing a planarization process to remove the barrier layer on the surface of the dielectric layer, a portion of the dielectric layer, and a portion of the copper in the vias and/or trenches to form the copper interconnects in the dielectric layer.. .

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Atomic layer process chamber for 3d conformal processing


Embodiments described herein relate to methods for forming or treating material layers on semiconductor substrates. In one embodiment, a method for performing an atomic layer process includes delivering a species to a surface of a substrate at a first temperature, followed by spike annealing the surface of the substrate to a second temperature to cause a reaction between the species and the molecules on the surface of the substrate.
Applied Materials, Inc.


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Multilayer ceramic capacitor and manufacturing multilayer ceramic capacitor


A multilayer ceramic capacitor that includes an internal electrode containing at least one kind of metal a selected from the group consisting of in, ga, zn, bi, and pb and dissolved in ni to form a solid solution. The internal electrode has a ratio of a of 1.4 atomic percent or more to a total amount of a and ni in a near-interface region located to a depth of 2 nm from a surface of the internal electrode facing a corresponding ceramic dielectric layer.
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.


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Grain oriented electrical steel sheet and manufacturing the same


A method of manufacturing a grain oriented electrical steel sheet includes a rolling a slab for a grain oriented electrical steel sheet to obtain a steel sheet having final sheet thickness; subjecting the steel sheet to decarburizing annealing; coating a surface of the steel sheet with annealing separator mainly composed of mgo; subjecting the steel sheet thus coated to final annealing; providing a tension coating to the steel sheet; and subjecting the steel sheet to magnetic domain refinement by laser irradiation after either the final annealing or provision of the tension coating, wherein (1) the coating weight of the anneal separator is at least 10.0 g/m2; (2) coiling tension at which the steel sheet is coiled after being coated with the annealing separator is 30 n/mm2 to 150 n/mm2; and (3) the average cooling rate in cooling process of the final annealing down to 700° c. Is 50° c./hour or less..
Jfe Steel Corporation


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Structure for multi-microphone speech enhancement system


Embodiments are directed towards enhancing speech and noise reduction for audio signals. Each of a plurality of microphones may generate a plurality of audio signals based on sound sensed in a physical space.
Qualcomm Technologies International, Ltd.


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Audio encoder, audio decoder, methods and computer program using jointly encoded residual signals


An audio decoder for providing at least four audio channel signals on the basis of an encoded representation is configured to provide a first residual signal and a second residual signal on the basis of a jointly encoded representation of the first residual signal and of the second residual signal using a multi-channel decoding. The audio decoder is configured to provide a first audio channel signal and a second audio channel signal on the basis of a first downmix signal and the first residual signal using a residual-signal-assisted multi-channel decoding.
Fraunhofer-gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewan Dten Forschung E.v.


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Static frame image quality improvement for sink displays


One or more system, apparatus, method, and computer readable media is described for improving the quality of static image frames having a relatively long residence time in a frame buffer on a sink device. Where a compressed data channel links a source and sink, the source may encode additional frame data to improve the quality of a static frame presented by a sink display.
Intel Corporation


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Ladderless cleat and track banner hanger for vertical surface


A track and cleat system includes a track attached by suction cups or other means to a window or other vertical surface. The track has a projection onto which a cleat is attached.
K-international, Inc.


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Unmanned aircraft detection and targeting of other aircraft for collision avoidance


An exemplary method is implemented by an on-board microcontroller provides collision avoidance information for unmanned vehicle systems (uas). A first uas sensor provides first measurements of the other in-flight aircraft facilitating a determination that the other in-flight aircraft is within a field of collision avoidance.
Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation


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System and deploying handheld devices to secure an area


A handheld security system includes a set of handheld devices positioned at a group of access points to a secure area. The handheld device includes a set of input/output devices including a text and graphics display, a camera, a local security database and a set of security devices including an rfid reader, a bar code reader, a magnetic stripe card reader and a biometric scanner.
Mdi Security, Llc


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Video analysis and post processing of multiple video streams


In some examples, a video analysis framework receives one or more video streams including a plurality of video frames. The framework may perform region detection on the frames, and may perform feature detection/extraction on the regions.
Hitachi, Ltd.


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Sparse modulation for robust signaling and synchronization


Sparse signal modulation schemes encode a data channel on a host image in a manner that is robust, flexible to achieve perceptual quality constraints, and provides improved data capacity. The host image is printed by any of a variety of means to apply the image, with sparse signal, to an object.
Digimarc Corporation


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Server apparatus and server program


To improve a continuing rate of usage of an app that is executed on a terminal device. A server apparatus includes a banner request accepting unit that accepts, from a first application program executed by a terminal device, a banner request with a user id that specifies a user of the terminal device; an application program selecting unit that selects, by referring to a usage history of the user specified by the user id based on the user id regarding an arbitrary application program, a second application program for which a predetermined period has passed after final activation thereof; and an advertising information sending unit that sends advertising information to encourage use of the second application program, corresponding to the selected second application program, to the terminal device, and has the advertising information displayed on a screen of the first application program..
Kabushiki Kaisha Sega Games Doing Business As Sega Games Co., Ltd.


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Tokenization of user accounts for direct payment authorization channel


Embodiments of the present invention disclose a financial institution system maintained by a financial institution and for tokenization of user accounts for using a direct payment authorization channel, whereby a third party payment authorization network is avoided. Embodiments establish a direct channel of communication between the system and a merchant or a merchant network in communication with the merchant; wherein the direct channel of communication comprises a network communication channel without a third party payment authorization system; receive a token issued by the financial institution and associated with a user account associated with a customer of the financial institution; receive transaction data comprising an amount associated with a transaction between the customer of the financial institution and the merchant; and determine whether to authorize the transaction based on the received token and the received transaction data..
Bank Of America Corporation


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Tokenization of user accounts for direct payment authorization channel


Embodiments of the present invention disclose a financial institution system maintained by a financial institution and for tokenization of user accounts for using a direct payment authorization channel, whereby a third party payment authorization network is avoided. Embodiments establish a direct channel of communication between the system and a merchant or a merchant network in communication with the merchant; wherein the direct channel of communication comprises a network communication channel without a third party payment authorization system; receive a token issued by the financial institution and associated with a user account associated with a customer of the financial institution; receive transaction data comprising an amount associated with a transaction between the customer of the financial institution and the merchant; and determine whether to authorize the transaction based on the received token and the received transaction data..
Bank Of America Corporation


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Confirming physical possession of plastic nfc cards with a mobile digital wallet application


A user accesses a merchant system website via a user computing device, selects items for purchase, and selects an option to checkout using a digital wallet account. The user selects payment information associated with a payment card device for use in an online transaction.
Google Inc.


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Systems and methods for the determining annotator performance in the distributed annotation of source data


Systems and methods for determining annotator performance in the distributed annotation of source data in accordance embodiments of the invention are disclosed. In one embodiment of the invention, a method for clustering annotators includes obtaining a set of source data, determining a training data set representative of the set of source data, obtaining sets of annotations from a set of annotators for a portion of the training data set, for each annotator determining annotator recall metadata based on the set of annotations provided by the annotator for the training data set and determining annotator precision metadata based on the set of annotations provided by the annotator for the training data set, and grouping the annotators into annotator groups based on the annotator recall metadata and the annotator precision metadata..
California Institute Of Technology


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Systems and methods for labeling source data using confidence labels


Systems and methods for the annotation of source data using confidence labels in accordance embodiments of the invention are disclosed. In one embodiment of the invention, a method for determining confidence labels for crowdsourced annotations includes obtaining a set of source data, obtaining a set of training data representative of the set of source data, determining the ground truth for each piece of training data, obtaining a set of training data annotations including a confidence label, measuring annotator accuracy data for at least one piece of training data, and automatically generating a set of confidence labels for the set of unlabeled data based on the measured annotator accuracy data and the set of annotator labels used..
California Institute Of Technology


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Hybrid active learning for non-stationary streaming data with asynchronous labeling


A continuous electronic data stream of unlabeled data instances is received and fed into both a stream-based selection strategy and a pool-based selection strategy. The stream-based selection strategy is continuously applied to each of the unlabeled data instances to continually select stream-based data instances that are to be annotated.
Xerox Corporation


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Scanner, image forming apparatus, and scanning method


A scanner includes: an acquiring unit that acquires determination result information based on a determination result of whether a target dot of a target pixel of a plurality of pixels constituting image data is a first dot or a second dot; a light source control unit that, if the target dot is the first dot, causes a light source to emit a light beam during a corrected lighting time with a light source characteristic time based on a characteristic of the light source being added to a predetermined lighting time that is preliminarily determined with respect to the target dot, and if the target dot is the second dot, causes the light source to emit a light beam during the predetermined lighting time; and a deflecting unit that deflects the light beam in the main scanning direction.. .

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Digital watermarking and data hiding with narrow-band absorption materials


The present disclosure relates to signal processing such as digital watermarking and data hiding. A sparse or dense digital watermark signal can be conveyed with a narrow-band absorption material corresponding to a center wavelength of a point of sale (pos) barcode scanner.
Digimarc Corporation


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Dynamic firmware module loader in a trusted execution environment container


A dynamic firmware module loader loads one of a plurality of a firmware contexts or modules as needed in a containerized environment for secure isolated execution. The modules, called applets, may be loaded and unloaded in a firmware context.

new patent

Optimizing interconnect designs in low-power integrated circuits (ics)


Aspects disclosed in the detailed description include optimizing interconnect designs in low-power integrated circuits (ics). In this regard, in one aspect, functional blocks having substantially correlated power utilization patterns are grouped into a power-related cluster to share a sleeping cell, thus leading to a reduced number of sleep transistors and a simplified interconnect design in a low-power ic.
Qualcomm Incorporated


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Collaborative searching


A first user computing device is identified as being collocated with a second user computing device and an invitation is sent over a wireless communication channel for delivery to the first user computing device. The invitation invites the first user computing device to join a collaborative search session with the second user computing device.
Mcafee, Inc.


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Systems and methods for the distributed categorization of source data


Systems and methods for the crowdsourced clustering of data items in accordance embodiments of the invention are disclosed. In one embodiment of the invention, a method for determining categories for a set of source data includes obtaining a set of source data, determining a plurality of subsets of the source data, where a subset of the source data includes a plurality of pieces of source data in the set of source data, generating a set of pairwise annotations for the pieces of source data in each subset of source data, clustering the set of source data into related subsets of source data based on the sets of pairwise labels for each subset of source data, and identifying a category for each related subset of source data based on the clusterings of source data and the source data metadata for the pieces of source data in the group of source data..
California Institute Of Technology


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Policy based data collection, processing, and negotiation for analytics


An approach for ontological policy based data collection, processing, and negotiation for data in view of analytics is provided. The approach searches one or more data sources for data related to a data request.
International Business Machines Corporation


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Method and system of virtual workspace linking data with location


The invention discloses a virtual workspace method which allows bidirectional query between data and data locations. The method comprises: establish an image of data source object (dso), and use the image as a virtual workspace; find virtual location of the data on the virtual workspace corresponding physical location of the data on dso; annotate data identification information at the virtual location; according to the identification information, one can trace the data by the location, or trace the location by the data.

new patent

Database query


The method includes: acquiring a to-be-queried statement, where the to-be-queried statement is a natural language query statement; dividing the to-be-queried statement according to a preset word stock to obtain n words; determining, from a preset database, at least one candidate database entity of a first word, where the first word is any word in the n words, and separately annotating a label on each word in the n words to obtain annotation information corresponding to the to-be-queried statement; generating k query conditions according to the annotation information, where each query condition in the k query conditions includes a second word, an operator, and a third word; generating a query target according to the annotation information, where the query target includes a database entity of at least one word in the n words; and performing query according to the k query conditions and the query target to obtain a query result.. .
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


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Semantic parsing for complex knowledge extraction


The system that performs semantic parsing may automatically extract complex information from databases. Complex information may comprise nested event structures.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


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Method for providing selection overlays on electronic consumer content


Disclosed is a method and system for applying summaries to electronic content by generating an essence layer file which includes user generated annotations highlighting important parts of given electronic content. The essence layer file is applied on top of and is anchored to the electronic content rather than editing the saved file that the electronic content is stored as.
C. Kleinferchner Consulting Kg


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Method for improving data transmission speed and electronic device implementing the same


A method for improving a data transmission speed and an electronic device implementing the same are provided. The electronic device includes a usb connection unit configured to be connectable to an external electronic device and including designated data reception channels and data transmission channels, a switch unit configured to switch an electrical connection between the data reception channels and data transmission channels, and a control unit configured to confirm device attribute information of the external electronic device that is connected through the usb connection unit and to control the switch unit to switch the electrical connection so that at least one data reception channel functions as a data transmission channel if the connected external electronic device is a display device..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


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Diagnostic tool and efficient software development


Disclosed is a computer-implemented software development diagnostic tool for improving the efficiency of software development. The computer-implemented software development diagnostic tool implements a state machine including learning, troubleshooting, and reworking states, records time elapsed in each state, and produces annotated timeline data.
New Iron Systems, Inc.


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Software analysis framework


Presently described is a decompilation method of operation and system for parsing executable code, identifying and recursively modeling data flows, identifying and recursively modeling control flow, and iteratively refining these models to provide a complete model at the nanocode level. The nanocode decompiler may be used to determine if flaws, security vulnerabilities, or general quality issues exist in the code.
Veracode, Inc.


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Method and adjustment of a table position in a medical data acquisition scanner


In a method and apparatus for adjusting a table position in a medical data acquisition scanner, image data relating to a body region are generated by operation of the medical data acquisition scanner by running a scanning protocol. The scanning protocol is intended to be used independently of the body region that is mapped.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft


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Unmanned aerial vehicle piloting authorization


Unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) piloting authorization implementations are presented that authorize a pilot to operate a uav in regulated airspace. In general, a uav authorization system is employed which incorporates a control authorization unit into a uav controller device and a control instruction authentication unit into a uav.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


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Unmanned aerial vehicle landing system


The present disclosure provides an unmanned flying vehicle (uav) operable in a plurality of operating modes including a normal operations mode, a safe landing mode and an emergency landing mode. The normal operations mode is initiated when no errors are detected in the system.
Sharper Shape Oy


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Adjustable speed fast laser scanning system and two-photon microscope associated


The present invention concerns a laser scanning system (18) comprising: —a first acousto-optical deflector (30) deflecting a beam in a first direction (x) to obtain a first deflected beam and comprising a first acousto-optical crystal on which is applied an acoustic wave whose frequency varies over time according to a first law of command, and —a second acousto-optical deflector (32) deflected the first deflected beam in a second direction (y), defining an angle comprised between 85° and 95° with the first direction, and comprising a second acousto-optical crystal on which is applied an acoustic wave whose frequency varies over time according to a second law of command, characterized in that the first law of command and the second law of command are chosen so that the average speed of the laser scanning system (18) is superior to 10 radians per second.. .
Ecole Normale Superieure


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Fluorescence observation unit and fluorescence observation apparatus


A fluorescence observation unit includes a scanner that scans ultrashort pulsed laser light, a pupil projection lens that focuses the scanned ultrashort pulsed laser light, an image-forming lens that converts the focused ultrashort pulsed laser light to substantially collimated light and causes the ultrashort pulsed laser light to be incident on the objective lens, and a dichroic mirror that splits off, from the optic path of the ultrashort pulsed laser light, fluorescence generated in a sample due to irradiation with the ultrashort pulsed laser light and collected by the objective lens. The image-forming lens includes a first optical system having positive refractive power, and a second optical system having negative refractive power and disposed at a position closer to the scanner than the first optical system is.
Olympus Corporation


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Scanning systems


The present application is directed toward cargo scanning systems having scanners, each arranged to scan a respective object and generate a set of scan data, processors arranged to process each set of scan data to determine whether it meets a predetermined threat condition, workstations, and data management system arranged to direct data that meets the threat condition to one of the workstations for analysis.. .
Rapiscan Systems, Inc.


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Multi-variable workflow for cement sheath evaluation and characterization


Sonic data, ultrasonic data, and density data of the annulus are obtained using a sonic tool, an ultrasonic tool, and a density tool, respectively, included in a tool string. A first deconvolution operation is performed to obtain an amplitude, a frequency, and a phase of the modified sonic wave.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.


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Method and magnetic resonance imaging


To enable improved reconstruction of magnetic resonance (mr) image data from mr scan data acquired from an examination object using dynamic shimming in an mr scanner that has a shim unit with at least one shim channel, an examination region of the object is divided into multiple sections, a b0 field of the examination region is scanned, and a b0 field map is thereby generated, a number of shim parameter sets are determined for the shim channel using the b0 field map, with a first shim parameter set of the number of shim parameter sets being determined for a first section of the multiple sections, and a second shim parameter set of the multiple shim parameter sets is determined for a second section of the multiple sections. Mr scan data of the examination region are acquired, but before acquiring the mr scan data from the first section, the shim channel is adjusted using the first shim parameter set and, before acquiring the mr scan data from the second section, the shim channel is adjusted using the second shim parameter set.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft


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Modular sensed annular well cement testing


In some implementations, a cement testing system includes an upper end module and a lower end module. Casing-emulating tubing couples to the upper end module and to the lower end module and emulates a wellbore casing.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.


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Liquid carbon dioxide delivery pump, and supercritical fluid chromatograph provided with the same


A liquid carbon dioxide delivery pump with a pump head including a pump chamber and a refrigerant channel different from a channel passing through the pump chamber, a circulation channel for refrigerant, a refrigerant pump arranged on the circulation channel, the refrigerant pump for causing the refrigerant to circulate through the circulation channel, and a cooling section arranged on the circulation channel, at a position away from the pump head, the cooling section being configured to cool the refrigerant passing through the circulation channel. The liquid carbon dioxide delivery pump further has a temperature sensor for detecting an ambient temperature of the pump head or a temperature of the pump head, and a refrigerant pump control section for adjusting, based on a detection signal of the temperature sensor, a flow rate of the refrigerant pump such that liquid carbon dioxide flowing through the pump head at a specific temperature..
Shimadzu Corporation


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Liquid carbon dioxide delivery pump, and supercritical fluid chromatograph provided with the same


A liquid carbon dioxide delivery pump according to an embodiment includes, at a pump head including a pump chamber for delivering liquid carbon dioxide, a refrigerant channel different from a channel passing through the pump chamber. Furthermore, a circulation channel for refrigerant including the refrigerant channel, and a refrigerant pump that is arranged on the circulation channel that causes the refrigerant to circulate through the circulation channel are provided.
Shimadzu Corporation


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Method for generating image data relating to an object and particle beam device for carrying out this method


The invention relates to a method for generating image data relating to an object (100) and to a particle beam device for carrying out this method. In the method, a marking (103, 104) is arranged in the object or in the support material for the object, at least one examination region (105) of the object is determined, the examination region is exposed by removing material of the object and/or of the support material, a first particle beam is guided over the exposed examination region, and image data relating to the exposed examination region (106) are acquired using a detector (22, 23) by detecting interaction particles and/or interaction radiation on account of interaction between the first particle beam and the exposed examination region.
Carl Zeiss Microscopy Gmbh






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