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Regional firewall clustering in a networked computing environment

Regional firewall clustering in a networked computing environment

Virtual channel table for a broadcast protocol and method of broadcasting and receiving broadcast signals using the same

Virtual channel table for a broadcast protocol and method of broadcasting and receiving broadcast signals using the same

Virtual channel table for a broadcast protocol and method of broadcasting and receiving broadcast signals using the same

Method and apparatus for qam modulator channel duplication

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12/11/14
20140366142
 Apparatus and method for analyzing vulnerability of zigbee network patent thumbnailApparatus and method for analyzing vulnerability of zigbee network
The present invention relates to an apparatus and method for analyzing vulnerability of a zigbee network. For this, the apparatus for analyzing vulnerability of a zigbee network present invention includes an allocation supporting unit for analyzing an environment of a zigbee network and allocating a plurality of analyzers to multiple channels of the zigbee network.
12/11/14
20140366119
 Regional firewall clustering in a networked computing environment patent thumbnailRegional firewall clustering in a networked computing environment
An approach for regional firewall clustering for optimal state-sharing of different sites in a virtualized/networked (e.g., cloud) computing environment is provided. In a typical embodiment, each firewall in a given region is informed of its peer firewalls via a registration process with a centralized server.
12/11/14
20140366077
 Virtual channel table for a broadcast protocol and method of broadcasting and receiving broadcast signals using the same patent thumbnailVirtual channel table for a broadcast protocol and method of broadcasting and receiving broadcast signals using the same
A virtual channel table for broadcasting protocol and a method for broadcasting by using the virtual channel table includes identification information identifying and permitting discrimination of active and inactive channels contained in the virtual channel table. At a receiver, the virtual channel table transmitted from the transmitting side is parsed, thereby determining whether the current received channel is an active or inactive channel..
12/11/14
20140366071
 Method and apparatus for qam modulator channel duplication patent thumbnailMethod and apparatus for qam modulator channel duplication
A content distribution system allows multiple channels to be played on multiple tv sets without the need to separately tune the tv sets using a remote control, which would potentially interfere with the channels being broadcast on nearby tv sets in an environment. A modulator dynamically duplicates the output of channels, thereby allowing multiple tv sets to be statically tuned to a fixed channel.
12/11/14
20140366063
 Method and system for selective initial television channel display patent thumbnailMethod and system for selective initial television channel display
A novel electronic program guide (epg) based method and system for the distribution and display of programs enables the system service provider to determine which program a subscriber will initially see upon power-up of the subscriber's television receiver. The service provider maintains one or more initial program display tables that list information about programs to be displayed upon power-up of subscribers' receivers, from highest priority to least priority.
12/11/14
20140366060
 Methods and apparatus for providing access to program channels patent thumbnailMethods and apparatus for providing access to program channels
Methods and apparatus for providing access to program channels, e.g., high definition programs and program channels which corresponding to a standard definition program and/or program channels are described. In accordance with the invention, a high definition auto tune function is supported.
12/11/14
20140366056
 Transmitting/receiving system and method for processing a broadcast signal patent thumbnailTransmitting/receiving system and method for processing a broadcast signal
A method and broadcast terminal for receiving an emergency alert message in a sleep mode, are discussed. In one embodiment, the method includes monitoring fast information channel (fic) wake-up indicator in an fic segment to determine if the broadcast terminal should be switched to an active mode to receive the emergency alert message; getting an fic-chunk payload responsive to the fic wake-up indicator in the fic segment, the fic-chunk payload including an emergency alert data package indicator; receiving an alert data indicated by a data package identification included in the fic-chunk payload, the emergency alert data package indicator indicating an emergency alert table describing the emergency alert message is carried in the data; and parsing the emergency alert message based on the emergency alert table..
12/11/14
20140365918
 Incorporating external dynamic content into a whiteboard patent thumbnailIncorporating external dynamic content into a whiteboard
Dynamic content may be included on a digital whiteboard canvas. The dynamic content includes external content that changes.
12/11/14
20140365917
 Unified access and management of events across multiple applications and associated contacts thereof patent thumbnailUnified access and management of events across multiple applications and associated contacts thereof
Systems and methods for a unified user interface to facilitate communication with a user via multiple applications via a mobile device are provided. The method includes depicting a representation of multiple contacts accessible at the device.
12/11/14
20140365860
 Method and apparatus for annotating a screenplay patent thumbnailMethod and apparatus for annotating a screenplay
To facilitate the use of audio files for annotation purposes, an audio file format, which includes audio data for playback purposes, is augmented with a parallel data channel of line identifiers, or with a map associating time codes for the audio data with line numbers on the original document. The line number-time code information in the audio file is used to navigate within the audio file, and also to associate bookmark links and captured audio annotation files with line numbers of the original text document.
12/11/14
20140365833
Capturing trace information using annotated trace output
A computer receives a first trace output, generated during a first execution of a first program, that is annotated with an indication of a first pattern of logged events and one or more second programs that identify additional logged events. The computer identifies the first pattern of logged events in a second trace output, which is generated during a second execution of the first program.
12/11/14
20140365762
Method and apparatus for securely synchronizing password systems
A centralized password repository (cpr) provides network users with a password portal through which the user can manage password access to domains and applications on the network. A subset of the domains and applications on the network may be required, by design, to maintain a separate password infrastructure.
12/11/14
20140365720
Translation layer in a solid state storage device
Solid state storage devices and methods for flash translation layers are disclosed. In one such translation layer, a sector indication is translated to a memory location by a parallel unit look-up table is populated by memory device enumeration at initialization.
12/11/14
20140365584
Personalized low latency communication
Embodiments relate to personalized low latency communications. A method may include receiving a description of content of a message, receiving recipient data corresponding to at least two possible recipients within a population of possible recipients, and selecting a relevant subpopulation of the population.
12/11/14
20140365575
Distributed system management
A system for managing compositions of software components or applications is disclosed. In particular, systems in which the software components or applications communicate with one another using message-oriented middleware are considered.
12/11/14
20140365489
Management of annotated location aware assets
A method may include storing a plurality of floor maps, each floor map indicating a structural layout of a respective physical location, storing a plurality of point-of-interest (poi) data structures, each poi data structure including a physical location of an associated poi that is associated with the respective poi data structure, receiving a floor map request, the floor map request including a requested location, based upon the location included by the floor map request, selecting a floor map and a subset of the plurality of poi data structures, for each of the subset of the plurality of poi data structures, receiving metadata from the associated poi, the metadata indicating a status of the associated poi, and transmitting, to the client computing device and in response to the floor map request, the selected floor map and the selected poi data structures.. .
12/11/14
20140365487
Method of remotely critiquing an image and software application therefore
A method of remotely critiquing an image is disclosed that includes receiving an electronic image at a portable electronic device of a user, wherein the electronic image visually depicting at least one of plurality of steps physically performed by the user. The method also includes then transmitting the electronic image, over a network, to a server having at least one database communicatively coupled thereto and annotating the electronic image with at least one reviewing indicia concerning the at least one of plurality of steps physically performed by the user to create an annotated electronic image, the at least one reviewing indicia caused by a second user.
12/11/14
20140365480
Personalized low latency communication
Embodiments relate to personalized low latency communications. A method may include receiving a description of content of a message, receiving recipient data corresponding to at least two possible recipients within a population of possible recipients, and selecting a relevant subpopulation of the population.
12/11/14
20140365396
Computer implemented system and method for facilitating a board meeting
The present disclosure generally relates to systems and methods for facilitating a meeting, and more particularly, to systems and methods for facilitating a board meeting using a portable device. In one embodiment, a method for facilitating a meeting is disclosed, comprising: providing a graphical user interface customized for a meeting member, wherein the graphical user interface is capable of displaying meeting details as one or more navigable images; enabling searching for the meeting details or one or more encrypted documents based on at least one of a search string or a voice command; receiving one or more annotations from one or more other meeting members relating to the meeting details or the one or more documents; and facilitating communication among at least two of the meeting members using at least one of: an email, an online chat, or sharing of a display of the portable device..
12/11/14
20140365361
System, method and computer program arranged to facilitate a transaction
A computing device for facilitating transactions between one or more remote devices, the device comprising a processing module arranged to interact with the one or more remote devices via a communications network and a database arranged to contain information regarding the state of one or more transaction channels in relation to an account, wherein the module is arranged to receive instructions via the communications network from the one or more remote devices and provide information regarding the state of the one or more transaction channels is disclosed.. .
12/11/14
20140365243
Retroactive extraction of clinically relevant information from patient sequencing data for clinical decision support
A catalog (34) of molecular marker tests specifies molecular marker tests annotated with clinical applicability annotations. An electronic patient medical record (22) stores genetic sequencing data (20) of a patient.
12/11/14
20140365210
Systems and methods for processing patient information
Systems and methods described herein are for transforming narrative content into structured output. In some embodiments the narrative content is processed using a natural language processing (nlp) engine and a clinical model.
12/11/14
20140365202
Translation and integration of presentation materials in cross-lingual lecture support
Computer-based systems and methods are disclosed for translation of a spoken presentation (e.g., a lecture) along with the accompanying presentation materials. Translation and delivery of the presentation materials to a listener is annotated and aligned with the lecture, so that the listener can follow both the lecture and the presentation material.
12/11/14
20140365130
Estimating flow rates from multiple hydrocarbon reservoir layers into a production well
There is provided a computer-implemented method for estimating flow of fluid into a production well extending into a reservoir comprising fluid, the well comprising a central tubing and an annulus surrounding the central tubing. The annulus is connected to the reservoir so as to receive fluid at one or more inflow locations.
12/11/14
20140365121
User-centric annotated location aware asset mapping
According to one general aspect, a method may include receiving a floor map indicating a structural layout of a physical location, receiving a point-of-interest (poi) data structure representing a poi and poi metadata associated with the poi, poi data structure including a location of an associated poi that is associated with the poi, and the poi metadata including a poi type indicating a type of the associated poi, and a poi status indicating the status of the associated poi, annotating the floor map by overlaying on the selected floor map an indicator for each selected poi data structure such that the indicator is placed on the floor map at a location representing the physical location of the respective associated poi and indicates the type of the associated poi and the status of the associated poi, displaying a portion of the annotated floor map, and initiating a poi action.. .
12/11/14
20140365061
Systems and methods for robotic measurement of parts
Systems and methods for robotic measurement of parts are provided. One system includes one or more omni-directional ground vehicles configured to move within a facility defined work zone to a setup calibration station and an engineering defined work space, wherein the engineering defined work space includes a part to be measured.
12/11/14
20140365042
Method and system for aircraft speed control
The invention relates to methods and systems for controlling the speed of an aircraft. The methods and systems disclosed herein are particularly advantageous for unmanned aerial vehicles.
12/11/14
20140364988
Systems, methods and apparatus for embroidery thread color management
Systems, methods, and apparatus for embroidery thread color management are disclosed. An example method comprises determining a set of thread colors needed for a set of embroidery designs including a first embroidery design and a second embroidery design, annotating the second embroidery design, the annotating comprising appending a reference to the second embroidery design in a first queue of designs to be embroidered by a first embroidery machine, and rolling back the annotation of the second embroidery design.
12/11/14
20140364943
Methods of delivery of flexible heart valves
A prosthetic heart valve can include a valve frame having a wireform portion and a stent portion. The wireform and stent portions can be undetachably coupled together via a plurality of upright struts so as to form a one-piece prosthetic heart valve frame.
12/11/14
20140364880
Cannula tips, tissue attachment rings, and methods of delivering and using the same
A surgical cannula system. The surgical cannula system includes a cannula having a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen extending therebetween.
12/11/14
20140364834
Weeping balloon catheter with drug delivery through dilation balloon
A weeping balloon catheter includes a catheter having an elongate tubular body defining a medical device lumen and a liquid delivery lumen. A dilation balloon is disposed at a distal end of the elongate tubular body and is in fluid communication with the liquid delivery lumen.
12/11/14
20140364832
Tamponade trocar device and method
A tamponade trocar includes an elongate balloon having a closed distal end and is adapted to expand from a small diameter to a large diameter. A cannula is positioned at a proximal portion within the balloon lumen.
12/11/14
20140364799
Transformer irrigation/aspiration device
In various embodiments, a cannula device includes an irrigation handpiece portion (with a first aspiration tip for aspiration and an irrigation fluid outlet for irrigation) and an aspiration handpiece portion (configured to aspirate fluid into a second aspiration tip that extends from a distal end of the aspiration handpiece portion). The cannula device is transformable between: (a) a coaxial mode in which the aspiration handpiece portion is coupled to the irrigation handpiece portion such that fluid is aspirated through the first aspiration tip and then the second aspiration tip in series and irrigation fluid is provided through the irrigation fluid outlet, and (b) a bimanual mode in which the aspiration handpiece portion is separated from the irrigation handpiece portion to provide aspiration through the second aspiration tip while the irrigation handpiece portion continues to provide irrigation fluid through the irrigation fluid outlet..
12/11/14
20140364762
Needle assembly and blade assembly for biopsy device
A biopsy device may comprise a probe assembly that has a needle assembly extending distally from the probe assembly. The needle assembly has a needle portion and blade assembly.
12/11/14
20140364743
Near-infrared (nir) optical scanner
A method, apparatus, and system acquire data to create a 3d mesh representing a 3d object. The method, apparatus, and system acquire image data of the 3d object using an imaging probe that includes illumination and detection capability.
12/11/14
20140364722
Mri transfer table assembly
The present disclosure relates to a transfer table assembly suitable for use in association with an mr scanner. The transfer table assembly includes a transfer table attached to a transfer table base that may releasably engage an incubator.
12/11/14
20140364699
Ophthalmic endoilluminators with directed light
Certain embodiments of an endoilluminator may include a cannula, an intermediate material, and an optical fiber. The cannula has a substantially cylindrical shape that defines an interior region and has a cylindrical axis.
12/11/14
20140364697
Length adjustable cannula
A length adjustable cannula includes: a pipe-like main body having a through hole formed therein and an outer circumferential surface on which a screw thread is formed; a base grip provided at an end of the main body; an inner support plate provided at another end of the main body; and an outer support plate thread-coupled with the outer circumferential surface of the main body, the outer support plate being movable along the screw thread in a lengthwise direction of the main body. A position of the outer support plate is adjusted based on a distance from an outside skin to a medical treatment region of a human body, such that the outer support plate is brought into contact with the outside skin and the inner support plate is brought into contact with and supported by an inside skin of the human body..
12/11/14
20140364692
Fluid distribution device for a multiple viewing elements endoscope
There is provided herein a tip section for an endoscope assembly that includes a fluid distribution device for circulating fluid for cleaning a body cavity. In an embodiment, the tip section includes a groove aligned with side jet channels, where multiple holes drilled above the groove, through the periphery of a tip cover covering the tip section, provide an exit for the fluid circulated by the side jet channels in all directions around the tip cover.
12/11/14
20140364518
Microchannel compression reactor
A method of starting up one or more units, the method comprising the steps of: (a) starting up a first unit including a microchannel reactor housing a fischer-tropsch catalyst by initially feeding a carbon monoxide source and a hydrogen source to the first unit and through the microchannel reactor; (b) processing, within the microchannel reactor, at least a portion of the carbon monoxide source and the hydrogen source; (c) monitoring at least one of internal pressure, temperature, and concentration at least one of within the microchannel reactor and downstream from the microchannel reactor; (d) at least partially containing the microchannel reactor using a wall of a containment device, the wall cooperating with the microchannel reactor to delineate at least one of a first inlet cavity and a first outlet cavity of the microchannel reactor, where at least one of the first inlet cavity and the first outlet cavity is not in fluid communication with at least one of a second inlet cavity and a second outlet cavity; and, (e) using the containment device to reinforce the integrity of the microchannel reactor.. .
12/11/14
20140364507
Methods for identifying inhibitors of mannan-binding lectin-associated serine protease (masp) proteins and uses thereof
This disclosure is directed to methods and compositions to inhibit masp protein activity using small molecule inhibitors. In one aspect, the disclosure is directed to methods for identifying inhibitors of masp protein activity, including methods of screening capable of inhibiting masp protein activity..
12/11/14
20140364425
Salts of potassium atp channel openers and uses thereof
Provided are immediate or prolonged administration of certain salts of katp channel openers such as diazoxide to a subject to achieve novel pharmacodynamic, pharmacokinetic, therapeutic, physiological, metabolic and compositional outcomes in the treatment of diseases or conditions involving katp channels. Also provided are pharmaceutical formulations, methods of administration and dosing of the salts that achieve these outcomes and reduce the incidence of adverse effects in treated individuals.
12/11/14
20140364367
Methods of treating prader willi syndrome and conditions associated with low basal metabolic rate or hyperphagia using a katp channel opener
This invention relates to treating prader-willi syndrome (pws) using a katp channel opener. The channel opener may be coadministered with other therapies used to treat pws, such as human growth hormone, a wakefulness promoting agent, or a psychiatric or mood stabilizing drug, thereby allowing the baseline dosages of these other therapies to be decreased or making these other therapies unnecessary.
12/11/14
20140364343
Produced water borate crosslinking compositions and method of use
A composition and method for treating a fracturing fluid comprising produced water with high levels of dissolved solids using a polymer crosslinked with a boron compound and a high ph alkylamine buffer. The composition improves the viscosity stability of the fracturing fluid at elevated bottom-hole temperatures, particularly when the fluid has high levels of calcium and magnesium.
12/11/14
20140364133
Method for performing resource stream alignment to be able communication through two data streams in a wireless communication
Disclosed is a method for performing resource stream alignment (rsa) to be able communication through two data streams in a wireless communication system supporting multi cell, the method comprising: measuring wireless channel state between the first base station and the second base station receiving, by each base station, a channel status information related to a link of each mobile station from each mobile station, respectively; receiving, by the second base station, a channel status information related to a device-to-device (d2d) link from the second mobile station; exchanging channel status informationsreceived at each base station between the first base station and the second base station; and determining data stream directions of the first base station and the second base station based on the exchanged channel status informations.. .
12/11/14
20140364132
Reducing transmission signal artifact spacing
A method of generating a transmission signal may include mixing a baseband signal assigned for transmission within a narrow frequency range (“assigned narrow frequency range”) included in a wireless communication channel to produce a shifted signal. The shifted signal may have a shifted frequency that is based on a shift from the assigned narrow frequency range toward a center frequency of the wireless communication channel by a frequency offset.
12/11/14
20140364119
System and method for transitioning to a vehicle network resource
Systems and methods for transitioning between networks are disclosed. A multifunction device detects a vehicle network advertisement beacon over a first communication channel.
12/11/14
20140364086
Simple communication system and method thereof
A simple communication system and a method thereof the system is used to establish a call from the second user to the first user, and includes an object creation module, object downloading module, and channel establishing module. The object creation module generates communication application module according to notice path for the second user.
12/11/14
20140364056
Controlling a media device using a mobile device
Techniques for automatically configuring and controlling a digital media device are described. A digital media device can be configured or controlled by a mobile device, e.g., a smart mobile phone.
12/11/14
20140363986
Laser scanning for thermal processing
A system is provided for thermal processing of a semiconductor substrate including a laser configured for emitting a laser beam towards the semiconductor substrate and a scanning means configured for scanning the laser beam along a first plurality of paths on the semiconductor substrate such that the paths are spaced apart from each other by predetermined distances. Further, a method for thermal processing of a semiconductor substrate is provided including scanning a laser beam along a first plurality of paths on the semiconductor substrate such that the paths are spaced apart from each other by predetermined distances..
12/11/14
20140363979
Directional sio2 etch using low-temperature etchant deposition and plasma post-treatment
Methods for processing a substrate are described herein. Methods can include positioning a substrate comprising silicon in a processing chamber, delivering a plasma to the surface of the substrate while biasing the substrate, exposing the surface of the substrate to ammonium fluoride (nh4f), and annealing the substrate to a first temperature to sublimate one or more volatile byproducts..
12/11/14
20140363973
Cmp polishing liquid and polishing method
The cmp polishing liquid containing a medium and silica particles as an abrasive grain dispersed into the medium. The silica particles have a silanol group density of 5.0/nm2 or less and the biaxial average primary particle diameter when arbitrary 20 silica particles are selected from an image obtained by scanning electron microscope observation is 25 to 55 nm.
12/11/14
20140363972
Methods of forming metal silicide regions on semiconductor devices using millisecond annealing techniques
In one example, the method includes forming a metal layer on a silicon-containing structure, after forming the metal layer, performing an ion implantation process to implant silicon atoms into at least one of the metal layer and the silicon-containing structure and performing a first millisecond anneal process so as to form a first metal silicide region in the silicon-containing structure.. .
12/11/14
20140363962
Method of forming a semiconductor device
A method of making a semiconductor device includes forming a high-k dielectric layer over a substrate; and forming a titanium nitride layer over the high-k dielectric layer. The method further includes performing a silicon treatment on the titanium nitride layer to form at least one silicon monolayer over the titanium nitride layer.
12/11/14
20140363934
Thin film semiconductors made through low temperature process
Embodiments disclosed herein relate to a tft and methods for manufacture thereof. Specifically, the embodiments herein relate to methods for forming a semiconductor layer at a low temperature for use in a tft.
12/11/14
20140363813
Sperm-specific cation channel, catsper2, and uses therefor
Nucleic acid and protein sequences relating to a cation channel which is sperm-specific (catsper2) are disclosed. The catsper2 protein is shown to be specifically expressed in sperm.
12/11/14
20140363793
Apparatus for evacuation of root canal
In an endodontic procedure, after the working of a root canal by instruments to remove material and shape the walls of the canal, irrigant is supplied via a microcannula. A vacuum is applied via a tube which is inserted partway down the root canal.
12/11/14
20140363171
Qsfp to 4x10gbase-t converter cable assembly
A quad small form-factor pluggable (qsfp) transceiver module is provided that is configured to interface with a qsfp host and to send and receive a plurality of data signals at a data rate of up to forty gigabits per second (40 g). A plurality of 10gbase-t ports with registered jack (rj) 45 connectors is also provided, wherein each of the 10gbase-t ports is configured to interface with a 10gbase-t device to send and receive a plurality of data signals at a data rate of ten gigabits per second (10 g).
12/11/14
20140363139
Multi-program playback status display
Various arrangements are described that may cause a recording of a television channel to be stored. The recording of the television channel may include a plurality of television programs.
12/11/14
20140363138
Audio-based annnotatoion of video
A technique for determining annotation items associated with video information is described. During this annotation technique, a content item that includes audio information and the video information is received.
12/11/14
20140363117
Fiber optic sensing system with hydrogen flush
A system and method for controlling hydrogen concentration in optical sensing systems in subsurface wells. In an exemplary system the downhole optical fiber sensors are positioned within nested conduits and a controlled concentration hydrogen gas is flowed in a first direction through the first conduit, and flowed in a second direction through the annulus, wherein the second direction is opposite to the first direction..
12/11/14
20140363018
Sound processing unit, sound processing system, audio output unit and display device
Practical speaker connection is identified using a device having a sound channel of a 5.1 channel or 7.1 channel, and a device is provided that can easily reproduce the optimum multiple channels. Actual speaker arrangement can be identified by, for example, measuring the impedance of a terminal at the side of an audio amplifier.


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