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05/19/16
20160143126 
 Method of fabricating heat dissipating board patent thumbnailMethod of fabricating heat dissipating board
A method of fabricating a heat dissipating board according to the present invention, includes: a substrate intermediate forming step of forming a substrate intermediate with an insulating layer made of an insulating resin material and a conducting layer made of a conductive material formed on the insulating layer; a through hole forming step of forming a through hole having an approximately cylindrical shape, the through hole penetrating through the substrate intermediate; an inserting step of inserting a heat conducting member to be disposed in the through hole, the heat conducting member being made of a metal and having an approximately cylindrical shape; and a plastically deforming step of plastically deforming the heat conducting member to be secured in the through hole. Prior to the inserting step, an annealing step of annealing the heat conducting member is performed..
Meiko Electronics Co., Ltd.


05/19/16
20160143078 
 Terminal for supporting device to device communication and  operating same patent thumbnailTerminal for supporting device to device communication and operating same
An embodiment of the present invention provides a terminal including a pdcp layer which relays a d2d-dedicated ip packet from an upper layer to a lower layer, an rlc layer which processes the received packet in adaptation to the radio channel condition and transfers the processed data to a mac layer, and a mac layer which selects, when d2d packet data come into being, resources for d2d link without requesting scheduling from the enb and multiplexes the data received through d2d-dedicated logical channels, and an operation method of the terminal. Particularly, an embodiment of the present invention provides a novel mac operation method of a terminal supporting d2d communication..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


05/19/16
20160143058 
 Wireless communication  allocating clear channel, and wireless communication terminal using same patent thumbnailWireless communication allocating clear channel, and wireless communication terminal using same
The present invention relates to a wireless communication method for clear channel assessment and a wireless communication terminal using the same, and more particularly, to a wireless communication method and a wireless communication terminal for performing efficient clear channel assessment based on bbs identifier information of non-legacy wireless lan information. To this end, provided is a wireless communication method including: receiving a radio signal of a specific channel; measuring a signal strength of the received radio signal; and determining whether the specific channel is busy based on the measured signal strength and bss identifier information of the radio signal..
Wilus Institute Of Standards And Technology Inc.


05/19/16
20160143053 
 Physical structure and reference signal utilization of enhanced physical downlink control channel for ofdm/ofdma systems patent thumbnailPhysical structure and reference signal utilization of enhanced physical downlink control channel for ofdm/ofdma systems
A two-level physical structure is defined for better diversity for both distributed and localized transmission in enhanced physical downlink control channel (epdcch). First level is a physical unit of enhanced resource element groups (eregs), where the group of res is predefined for each ereg.
Mediatek Inc.


05/19/16
20160143051 
 Base station apparatus patent thumbnailBase station apparatus
A rec unit manages card information on each of l1 cards handling a physical channel, l2-1 cards handling a logical channel, and l2-2 cards in which a scheduling function for communication processing performed with respect to the l1 card and/or the l2-1 card is implemented. A call control card of the rec unit selects, for each of first to third channels, a processing card establishing a signal path relevant to the logical channel from among the l1 card, the l2-1 card, and the l2-2 card.
Fujitsu Limited


05/19/16
20160143031 
 Method, device, and system for transmitting short data during an active tdma call patent thumbnailMethod, device, and system for transmitting short data during an active tdma call
A mobile radio (mr) transmits short data during an active time division multiple access (tdma) call in a wireless communication system. The mobile radio receives first communication media (cm) of the active call in a first slot of a first outbound tdma logical channel (flc) of an outbound traffic frequency having a slotting ratio n>=2.
Motorola Solutions, Inc


05/19/16
20160143017 
 Method for transmitting signal for mtc and  same patent thumbnailMethod for transmitting signal for mtc and same
The present invention relates to a method for performing a random access procedure in a wireless communication system supporting repeated transmission of a same signal, and an apparatus for same, and more specifically, to a method and an apparatus for same, the method comprising: detecting a physical downlink control channel (pdcch) signal; and transmitting a physical uplink shared channel (pusch) signal using an uplink grant, when the pdcch signal includes the uplink grant, wherein the pusch signal is transmitted from a subframe having a first offset from among subframes from which the pdcch signal has been detected, when user equipment is a first type of user equipment, wherein the pdcch signal is repeatedly transmitted from a first plurality of subframe sections, when the user equipment is a second type of user equipment, wherein the transmission of the pusch signal begins from a subframe capable of starting repeated pusch transmission and closest to the last subframe in the first plurality of subframe sections, and wherein the subframe capable of starting repeated pusch transmission is determined in advanced through upper layer signaling.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.


05/19/16
20160143016 
 Devices for supplying service information for a microwave link patent thumbnailDevices for supplying service information for a microwave link
In a first aspect, the present invention provides a base band unit (bbu) (or a remote radio head (rrh)), including means for supplying an identifier of said unit to a microwave head (mwbbu or mwrrh)) connected to said bbu (or rrh) unit, the identifier being located within at least one predetermined control subchannel of a signal for digital radio. In a second aspect, the invention also provides a base band unit (bbu) (or a remote radio head (rrh)), including means for receiving an identifier of an rrh (or bbu) unit from a microwave head (mwbbu, or mwrrh)) to which said bbu (or rrh) unit is connected, the identifier being contained in at least one predetermined control subchannel of a signal for digital radio..
Orange


05/19/16
20160143014 
 Channel access in listen before talk systems patent thumbnailChannel access in listen before talk systems
Systems and methods relating to listen before talk (lbt) procedures suitable for, e.g., license assisted access (laa) to an unlicensed frequency spectrum or long term evolution unlicensed (lte-u) are disclosed. In some embodiments, a method of operation of a node of a cellular communications network comprises performing a lbt procedure for an observed channel in an unlicensed frequency spectrum.
Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)


05/19/16
20160143009 
 Method for sending and receiving enhanced physical downlink control channel, apparatus, and system patent thumbnailMethod for sending and receiving enhanced physical downlink control channel, apparatus, and system
Embodiments of the present invention provide methods for sending and receiving an enhanced physical downlink control channel epdcch and an apparatus, relate to the field of communication technologies, and aim to effectively ensure normal communication between a ue and a base station. The sending method includes: determining position information of a physical resource carrying the epdcch; and sending the epdcch to the ue according to the determined position information of the physical resource carrying the epdcch.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


05/19/16
20160143005 

High-efficiency wi-fi (hew) station and access point (ap) and signaling of channel resource allocations


Embodiments of a high-efficiency wi-fi (hew) station, access point (ap), and method for communication in a wireless network are generally described herein. In some embodiments, the hew ap may transmit a resource allocation message to indicate an allocation of channel resources for uplink transmissions by one or more hew stations.

05/19/16
20160142999 

System and reducing paging in utran/geran/e-utran networks when idle signaling reduction is active


Systems and methods are provided for avoiding excessive paging through messaging-based solutions on a mobile network that supports multiple radio access technologies (rats), such as both long term evolution (lte) and global system for mobile communications (gsm)/enhanced data rates for gsm evolution (edge)/universal mobile communications system (umts) technology, even in situations where the present location of the ue is not known. Preventing paging in access networks where the ue is not present ensures efficient use of radio resources in the paging channel and reduces signaling load on other interfaces.
Cisco Technology, Inc.


05/19/16
20160142981 

Method and coverage enhancement


The present invention is method and apparatus for coverage enhancement. An embodiment of the present invention includes detecting a cell with primary synchronization signal (pss) and/or secondary synchronization signal (sss), detecting reference signal based on the detected synchronization signal, detecting broadcasting channel based on the detected reference signal and decoding master information block on the broadcasting channel, detecting system information block on a downlink data channel, transmitting random access preamble on random access channel based on a system information obtained from the system information block and receiving random access response corresponding to the random access preamble..
Lg Electronics Inc.


05/19/16
20160142886 

Providing multiple multicast streams over a single transport bearer channel


A user device may be configured to identify a received transport bearer channel, via which a group of content streams are received, the transport bearer channel including a group of logical bearer channels that each correspond to a particular transport layer session, each transport layer session corresponding to a particular one of the content streams; receive a selection of a particular content stream, of the group of content streams; identify a particular logical bearer channel, of the group of bearer channels, that corresponds to the particular content stream; extract a transport layer session from the identified particular logical bearer channel; provide, from a transport layer of the user device and to an application layer of the user device, the particular content stream from the transport layer session; and present the particular content stream.. .
Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.


05/19/16
20160142850 

Apparatus and efficient object metadata coding


An apparatus for generating one or more audio channels is provided. The apparatus includes a metadata decoder for receiving one or more compressed metadata signals.
Fraunhofer-gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.


05/19/16
20160142846 

Apparatus and enhanced spatial audio object coding


An apparatus for generating one or more audio output channels is provided. The apparatus includes a parameter processor for calculating mixing information and a downmix processor for generating the one or more audio output channels.
Fraunhofer-gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.


05/19/16
20160142844 

Improved rendering of audio objects using discontinuous rendering-matrix updates


An audio playback system generates output signals for multiple channels of acoustic transducers by applying a rendering matrix to data representing the aural content and spatial characteristics of audio objects, so that the resulting sound field creates accurate listener impressions of the spatial characteristics. Matrix coefficients are updated to render moving objects.
Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation


05/19/16
20160142843 

Audio processor for orientation-dependent processing


Audio processor having an input interface, a detector interface, a mixer and an output interface. The input interface receiving at least two input audio channels, each input audio channel being associated with a predetermined reproduction position of at least two loudspeakers on at least one loudspeaker axis.
Fraunhofer-gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.


05/19/16
20160142759 

Channel scanning


Methods, systems, and apparatus can provide channel scanning. In various examples, a channel scanning module can instruct scanning of multiple channels within a wideband frequency range by assigning channels to demodulators to attempt to lock onto a signal at the assigned channel.
Arris Enterprises, Inc.


05/19/16
20160142642 

Photographic stage


A photographic stage is provided that includes at least one camera, a scanner, and a computer configured to capture a plurality of images from the at least one camera. The computer is also configured to detect a tagged item based on data from the scanner and to identify the tagged item in at least one of the images.
Stylinity, Inc.


05/19/16
20160142508 

Communication device, communication method and non-transitory computer readable medium


According to one embodiment, a communication device includes: a wireless communication interface to transmit and receive a radio signal; a wireless monitor to measure a state of a communication channel with a counterpart device based on a frame to be communicated with the counterpart device via the wireless communication interface; a communication state determiner to determine whether to transmit information pre-acquired for the counterpart device to the counterpart device based on the state of the communication channel; and a communicator to transmit the information to the counterpart device via the wireless communication interface according to a determined result of the communication state determiner.. .
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


05/19/16
20160142455 

Multi-channel audio alignment schemes


Multi-channel audio alignment schemes are disclosed. One aspect of the present disclosure provides for accumulation of audio samples across multiple related audio channels at an audio source.
Qualcomm Incorporated


05/19/16
20160142454 

Multi-channel audio alignment schemes


Multi-channel audio alignment schemes are disclosed. One aspect of the present disclosure provides for accumulation of audio samples across multiple related audio channels at an audio source.
Qualcomm Incorporated


05/19/16
20160142389 

Short-range device interactions for facilitating partial uses of clustered access rights


Systems and methods are provided for communication networks and network operations for processing partial uses of clustered access rights. The communication networks may include channels such as short-range communication channels, such as bluetooth, btle, and/or near-field communication (nfc) channels..

05/19/16
20160142343 

System for recovery in channel bonding


A single stream at a source device may be transmitted over multiple channels. At the input of the channels that packets from the stream may be time stamped.
Broadcom Corporation


05/19/16
20160142255 

Robust on-line reconfiguration (olr) and synchronization protocol for digital subscriber line (dsl)


A method for maintaining configuration synchronization via an on-line reconfiguration (olr) of system configuration parameters in a communication system having at least a first communication entity and a second communication entity that employ a reference configuration of system parameters, the method comprising the procedures of monitoring changes to at least one channel characteristic in at least one communication channel that links the first communication entity and the second communication entity; determining by the first communication entity an updated configuration that is constructed based on at least one modification relative to the reference configuration according to changes to the at least one channel characteristic; transmitting an olr request from the first communication entity to the second communication entity via the at least one communication channel; receiving the olr request by the second communication entity, and employing the updated configuration by the first communication entity and by the second communication entity.. .
Sckipio Technologies S.i Ltd


05/19/16
20160142238 

Pilot design for wireless system


The description herein relates to pilot designs for an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (ofdm) based communication system. In at least one embodiment, the communication system is one operating according to the ieee 802.16m, or wimax, standard.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


05/19/16
20160142228 

Channel measurement large-scale antennas, and user terminal


Provided are a channel measurement method for large-scale antennas, and a user terminal. The method comprises: antennas at a base station side are divided into more than two groups in advance, a user terminal receives pilot signals transmitted from the antennas at the base station side, where the antennas in one group transmit the pilot signals in a frequency-division mode, and the antennas in different groups transmit the pilot signals in a time-division mode; and the user terminal performs a spatial channel estimation based on the pilot signals received from partial groups of the antennas, to obtain a channel measurement result for all the antennas..
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


05/19/16
20160142227 

Systems and methods for carrier frequency offset estimation for long training fields


This disclosure describes systems, and methods related to determining carrier frequency offset of a wireless communication channel based on a determined phase difference. In some embodiments, an access point is caused to receive one or more streams comprising one or more encoded long training field (ltf) symbols over the wireless communication channel from one or more user devices.

05/19/16
20160142203 

Quantum key distribution device, quantum key distribution system, and quantum key distribution method


According to an embodiment, a quantum key distribution device includes first and second operation units. The first operation unit is configured to perform a first operation as a key distillation operation.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


05/19/16
20160142199 

High-speed interface apparatus and deskew method thereof


A high-speed interface apparatus and method of correcting skew in the apparatus are provided. A high-speed transmitter includes a transmission d-phy module that generates and transmits a clock signal through a clock channel, generates a deskew synchronous code and test data in response to a deskew request signal, transmits the deskew synchronous code followed by the test data through a data channel, and transmits a normal synchronous code followed by normal data through the data channel in normal mode..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


05/19/16
20160142180 

Improved receiver for wireless communications networks


A receiver receiving in a cell at least first and second data streams included in at least first and second signals. The receiver includes: a first estimating unit configured to receive the first and second signals and provide an estimate of first data on the first data stream; a regenerating unit configured to provide a regenerated first data stream based on the first data estimate and attenuation of first radio channels transmitting the first data stream; a second estimating unit configured to provide an estimate of second data on the second data stream based on the regenerated first data stream, on the first and second signals, on attenuation of second radio channels transmitting the second data stream, and on inter/intra-cell interference; and first and second extractions units configured to extract first and second information within the first and second data based on the estimates of the first and second data..
Telecom Italia S.p.a.


05/19/16
20160142178 

Digital broadcasting system and processing data in digital broadcasting system


The present invention provides a method of processing data. The method of processing data includes receiving a broadcasting signal where mobile service data are multiplexed with main service data, extracting transmission-parameter-channel signaling information and fast-information-channel signaling information from a data group within the received mobile service data; obtaining first program table information describing virtual channel information of an ensemble and a service provided by the ensemble using the fast-information-channel signaling information, the ensemble the ensemble corresponding to a virtual channel group of the received mobile service data, obtaining information indicating that second program table information, which describes an additional service provided by the ensemble, is included in the ensemble and parsing the second program table information according to the obtained information; and providing the additional service by using the second program table information..
Lg Electronics Inc.


05/19/16
20160142175 

Adaptive cyclic channel coding for orthogonal frequency division multiplexed (ofdm) systems


A method and apparatus for an orthogonal frequency division multiplexed (ofdm) communication system for communication in the presence of cyclostationary noise is provided. A receiver receives from a medium a channel measurement packet of a communication channel.
Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.


05/19/16
20160142169 

Method and interference cancellation


Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for joint network assisted interference cancellation and suppression (naics) and coordinated multi-point (comp) operation are provided. One method includes configuring, by a network node, a victim user equipment and interfering user equipment in transmission mode 10 (tm10) with multiple channel state information (csi) processes to perform dynamic point muting.
Nokia Solutions And Network Oy


05/19/16
20160142162 

Monitoring the quality of a communication channel supported by a sliding contact


A method for monitoring the quality of a communication channel supported by a sliding contact, the method comprising the following steps: controlling (401) the application of a continuous electrical signal onto one of the elements of the sliding contact, receiving (402) a plurality of values (v(n)) of electrical signals measured on the other of the elements of the sliding contact, estimating (408) from said plurality of measured values, a variance parameter value, comparing (409) the variance parameter value with a threshold (thr) and, on the basis of the result of the comparison, generating a signal (channel_ok, channel_nok) representative of the quality of the communication channel.. .
Mersen France Amiens Sas


05/19/16
20160142158 

Systems, methods, and devices for interference mitigation in wireless networks


Example systems, methods, and devices for mitigating interference in wireless networks are discussed. One example method includes the operations of passing channel frequency offsets of a plurality of ltf symbols on a plurality of subcarriers through a high pass frequency band, encoding the plurality of ltf symbols with a plurality of ltf sequences across frequency, and encoding the ltf symbols in time and/or frequency.

05/19/16
20160142154 

Iterative post-equalization for coherent optical receivers


A post-equalization technique for recovering data bits from a coherent modulation optical signal is implemented in the digital domain by iteratively performing a decision-directed least mean square channel equalization step, a digital post filter step and a maximum likelihood sequence estimation step so that the symbol decisions of the previous iteration are fed to the decision directed least mean square channel equalization step to successively improve the symbol decisions. In an experimental setup, the iterative technique demonstrated performance improvement mitigating the bandwidth limitation as compared to a corresponding non-iterative technique..
Zte Corporation


05/19/16
20160142150 

Data communication using multiple channels


A method of transmitting data may include receiving feedback information that includes effective channel bandwidths, signal-to-noise ratios (snrs) associated with multiple optical channels on an optical link, and individual snrs associated with subcarriers on each optical channel. The method may include determining multiple subcarrier power allocation schemes based on the feedback information.
Finisar Corporation


05/19/16
20160142146 

Transmission apparatus, line card and control transmission apparatus


A transmission apparatus includes: a module configured to receive and transmit data externally, the data received and to be transmitted being transferred via an interface internally; a framer configured to process transmission and reception of the data processed by the module; a transmission channel on which predetermined data is transmitted and received to and from the framer; and a controller configured to determine a combination of setting values for transmission and reception in accordance with a surrounding environment of the transmission channel, based on an error rate when the predetermined data is transmitted and received for each combination of setting values for transmission and reception on the transmission channel, and to perform setting for transmission and reception via the interface, based on the determined combination of setting values for transmission and reception.. .
Fujitsu Limited


05/19/16
20160142124 

Network element, integrated circuit and determining connectivity from antenna elements to transceiver line-ups


A method for assigning, in a database, a relationship between at least one logical channel and at least one antenna element feed that is coupleable to at least one antenna element of an antenna arrangement, is described. The method comprises either: applying a first signal to at least one first logical channel; and detecting whether there is a presence of a radio frequency signal converted from the first signal on at least one first antenna element feed; or applying a second signal to at least one first antenna element feed coupleable to at least one first antenna element of the antenna arrangement; and detecting whether there is a presence of a logical signal converted from the second signal on at least one first logical channel.
Socowave Technologies Limited


05/19/16
20160142121 

Sub-band feedback for beamforming on downlink multiple user mimo configurations


A method in a communication network includes an access point, using a multiple input multiple output antenna configuration, sending out a sounding packet to a plurality of client stations. The client stations determine a channel estimation of the sounding packet, but only a channel estimation of a portion of the entire sounding packet to avoid processing the entire packet.
Marvell World Trade Ltd.


05/19/16
20160142076 

System and improved decoding using identified recurring side information


Methods and systems for decoding monitored communication signals using previously identified side information. Information, which is used for decoding a given frame and is provided to the decoder not via the main communication channel between a base station and a mobile station, is referred to herein as “side information.” the side information can also be viewed as extrinsic information that was derived during previous decoding operations.
Verint Systems Ltd.


05/19/16
20160141602 

Surface modifications for electrode compositions and their methods of making


Compositions and methods of making are provided for surface modified electrodes and batteries comprising the same. The compositions may comprise a base composition having an active material capable of intercalating the metal ions during a discharge cycle and deintercalating the metal ions during a charge cycle, wherein the active material is selected from the group consisting of licoo2, limn2o4, li2mno3, linio2, limn1.5ni0.5o4, lifepo4, li2fepo4f, li3conimno6, li(lianixmnycoz)o2, liamn1.5-bni0.5-cmdo4-x, and mixtures thereof.
Ut-battelle, Llc


05/19/16
20160141601 

High energy materials for a battery and methods for making and use


A method of forming an electrode active material by reacting a metal fluoride and a reactant. The method includes a coating step and a comparatively low temperature annealing step.
Wildcat Discovery Technologies, Inc.


05/19/16
20160141434 

Hybrid vapor phase-solution phase growth techniques for improved czt(s,se) photovoltaic device performance


A hybrid vapor phase-solution phase czt(s,se) growth technique is provided. In one aspect, a method of forming a kesterite absorber material on a substrate includes the steps of: depositing a layer of a first kesterite material on the substrate using a vapor phase deposition process, wherein the first kesterite material includes cu, zn, sn, and at least one of s and se; annealing the first kesterite material to crystallize the first kesterite material; and depositing a layer of a second kesterite material on a side of the first kesterite material opposite the substrate using a solution phase deposition process, wherein the second kesterite material includes cu, zn, sn, and at least one of s and se, wherein the first kesterite material and the second kesterite material form a multi-layer stack of the absorber material on the substrate.
International Business Machines Corporation


05/19/16
20160141385 

Method of manufacturing nitride semiconductor device


A method of manufacturing a nitride semiconductor device includes: forming a transistor having a gate electrode schottky-joined to a nitride semiconductor layer; performing high-temperature annealing at a temperature of 200 to 360° c. For 8 to 240 hours on the transistor; and after the high-temperature annealing, performing rf burn-in by applying radiofrequency power to the transistor at a channel temperature of 180 to 360° c..
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation


05/19/16
20160141311 

Thin film transistor and a manufacturing method thereof, array substrate and a manufacturing method thereof, display device


A thin film transistor and a manufacturing method thereof, an array substrate and a manufacturing method thereof, and a display device are disclosed. The manufacturing method of the array substrate includes depositing an amorphous silicon thin film layer on a base substrate; performing a patterning process on the amorphous silicon thin film layer, so as to form a pattern with multiple small pores at a surface of the amorphous silicon thin film layer.
Beijing Boe Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.


05/19/16
20160141208 

Method for processing a semiconductor substrate and a processing a semiconductor wafer


According to various embodiments, a method for processing a semiconductor substrate may include: covering a plurality of die regions of the semiconductor substrate with a metal; forming a plurality of dies from the semiconductor substrate, wherein each die of the plurality of dies is covered with the metal; and, subsequently, annealing the metal covering at least one die of the plurality of dies.. .
Infineon Technologies Ag


05/19/16
20160141174 

Molybdenum disulfide film formation and transfer to a substrate


A method is provided for forming an unsupported mos2 layer in an aqueous medium, the method comprising the steps of: providing an assembly of a mo oxide layer on a si substrate; annealing said assembly in presence of h2s at a temperature sufficient for forming a mos2 layer; and contacting the annealed assembly with an aqueous medium. This unsupported mos2 layer can then be transferred by dip-coating to another substrate such as a dielectric substrate..
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Ku Leuven R&d


05/19/16
20160140852 

Unmanned aerial vehicle authorization and geofence envelope determination


Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for unmanned aerial vehicle authorization and geofence envelope determination. One of the methods includes determining, by an electronic system in an unmanned aerial vehicle (uav), an estimated fuel remaining in the uav.
Unmanned Innovation, Inc.


05/19/16
20160140839 

Data/commands through audio channel


A method to send data or commands through streaming audio signal by using special tone(s) or waveform at a short period of time or using inaudible tone(s) or waveform, filterable tone(s) or waveform mixed into music or audio signal to send for data/commands. In audio stereo channels, by using one of stereo channels or adaptively arranged by time to use one of channels for sending special tone(s) or waveform for data or command purpose as well switching the speaker of sending command channel to other streaming music or audio channel without creating further noise or interruption..

05/19/16
20160140819 

Theft detection and alarm apparatus coordinated with other similar devices


The invention relates to a security system (9) comprising a computer (1), which centralises data from a movement detection means (3), a seismic sensor (4), and a dome recording camera (2) with led night light. In addition, the computer (1) transfers the data selected as relevant by means of a gprs channel (7) or a radio channel (8) via another neighbouring security system to the central control unit (10).

05/19/16
20160140646 

Connected consumables preparation area


According to one aspect there is provided a consumables preparation area comprising an electronically stored consumables inventory update initiator, said update initiator: comprising one or more of: a barcode scanner, a quick response (qr) code scanner, a radio-frequency identification (rfid) tag reader, a scanner configured for optical character recognition (ocr) and digital scales; and being configured for use within the dwelling or establishment in which said consumables are to be transformed for use. According to another aspect there is provided a method of updating an electronically stored consumables inventory using such a consumables preparation area..
Mastercard International Incorporated


05/19/16
20160140533 

System and assessing and collecting taxes for motor vehicle fuel at the point of sale


A system and method for assessing and collecting taxes for fuel for motor vehicles at the point of sale through use of a vehicle identification device; a reader or scanner to receive and process information received or obtained from the vehicle identification device; a tax rate and price determination controller that can determine an appropriate tax rate to be added to a base fuel price; a dispensing device configured to dispense motor fuel to an identified vehicle and track the quantity of motor fuel dispensed; a payment processor that can determine a total purchase price having at least a base fuel price component and at least one fuel tax component, and execute a payment transaction for a particular method of payment; and a payment distribution controller that can allocate portions of the total purchase price to an identified account and execute or report such distributions.. .

05/19/16
20160140506 

Systems and methods for candidate recruiting


Systems and methods for communicating with recruiting candidates in accordance with embodiments of the invention are disclosed. In one embodiment, a candidate recruiting server system includes a processor and a memory connected to the processor, wherein the candidate recruiting server system obtains candidate data, where the candidate data includes direct communication channel data and candidate capability data, obtains job opportunity data describing one or more job opportunities, identifies a set of target candidate data based on the candidate capability data and the job opportunity data, generates communication data including the direct communication channel data for the set of target candidate data, and transmits the communication data to client devices associated with the direct communication channel within the generated communication data..
Textrecruit Llc


05/19/16
20160140438 

Hyper-class augmented and regularized deep learning for fine-grained image classification


Systems and methods are disclosed for training a learning machine by augmenting data from fine-grained image recognition with labeled data annotated by one or more hyper-classes, performing multi-task deep learning; allowing fine-grained classification and hyper-class classification to share and learn the same feature layers; and applying regularization in the multi-task deep learning to exploit one or more relationships between the fine-grained classes and the hyper-classes.. .
Nec Laboratories America, Inc.


05/19/16
20160140427 

Security coding system and marker, optoelectronic scanner and coding articles


A scanner (200) is arranged to detect a unique spectral signature acquired from a sample (230) coded with a security marker (700) made up from one or more overt or covert coloured features (704a-704b) having known and uniquely identifiable spectral characteristics. More particularly, a narrowband light source (218), operating in the middle/near ultraviolet to short/near infra-red wavelength ranges, pulses light onto the security marker fixed to or formed in the sample (230).
Gluco Technology Limited


05/19/16
20160140380 

Fingerprint sensors


A sensor for detecting fingerprints is provided having first and second substrates, a two-dimensional array of sensing elements formed on the first substrate, and a plurality of thin-film transistors or tfts for controlling the sensing elements at pixel location along the array. Each of the sensing elements detects one of electrical signals (e.g., capacitance, resistance, or impedance), temperature, or light via one of the first or second substrates representative of one or more fingerprints.
Cross Match Technologies, Inc.


05/19/16
20160140234 

Method and computer server system for receiving and presenting information to a user in a computer network


A method for receiving and presenting information to a user in a computer network or a computer device, comprising: the step of receiving at least one text from the computer network or the computer device, said text being tagged with a text information intensity indicator; the step of determining a user channel capacity indicator; the step of comparing said channel capacity indicator with said text information intensity indicator; and the step of presenting said text or a representation of said text to said user on said device or an a device in said computer network, wherein said presentation of said text or said representation of said text is modified by using the result of said comparison.. .
Universiteit Twente


05/19/16
20160140202 

Asynchronous replication in a distributed storage environment


Embodiments of the present invention relate to asynchronously replicating data in a distributed computing environment. To achieve asynchronous replication, data received at a primary data store may be annotated with information, such as an identifier of the data.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


05/19/16
20160140127 

Dynamic menus for multi-prefix interactive mobile searches


The present invention includes systems and methods for retrieving information via a flexible and consistent targeted search model that employs interactive multi-prefix, multi-tier and dynamic menu information retrieval techniques that provide context-specific functionality tailored to particular information channels, as well as to records within or across such channels, and other known state information. Users are presented with a consistent search interface among multiple tiers across and within a large domain of information sources, and need not learn different or special search syntax.
Tropare, Inc.


05/19/16
20160140058 

Intrinsic barrier device with software configurable io type


An intrinsic barrier device, method and computer program product for isolating a communication channel of an input/output (io) module from a field device. The intrinsic barrier device includes a front end having a programming input adapted to receive an analog input (ai), analog output (ao), digital input (di) or digital output (do) io type configuration signal.
Honeywell International Inc.


05/19/16
20160140032 

Correlating test results variations with business requirements


A method, system, and computer program product for relating test data to business requirements are provided in the illustrative embodiments. A test operation of a code is configured in a test data processing environment, a section in the code corresponding to a portion of a business requirements document.
International Business Machines Corporation


05/19/16
20160139880 

Bypass fifo for multiple virtual channels


A group of low-level fifos may be logically bound together to form a super-fifo. The super-fifo may treat each low-level fifo as a storage location.
Cavium, Inc.


05/19/16
20160139698 

Dynamic tactile interface and methods


A dynamic tactile interface includes: a substrate including a first transparent material and defining an attachment surface, an open channel opposite the attachment surface, and a fluid conduit intersecting the open channel and passing through the attachment surface; a tactile layer including a second transparent material and defining a tactile surface, a peripheral region bonded to the attachment surface opposite the tactile surface, and a deformable region adjacent the fluid conduit and disconnected from the attachment surface; a closing panel bonded to the substrate opposite the attachment surface and enclosing the open channel to define a fluid channel; a working fluid; and a displacement device configured to displace the working fluid into the fluid channel and through the fluid conduit to transition the deformable region from a retracted setting to an expanded setting.. .
Tactus Technology, Inc.


05/19/16
20160139602 

Launch-controlled unmanned aerial vehicles, and associated systems and methods


Launch-controlled unmanned aerial vehicles, and associated systems and methods are disclosed. A computer-implemented method for operating an unmanned aerial vehicle in a representative embodiment includes detecting at least one parameter of a motion of the uav as a user releases the uav for flight.
Nixie Labs, Inc.


05/19/16
20160139405 

Oscillation device, scanning-type scanner device, information terminal, phase-shift amount adjustment device, and phase-shift amount adjustment method


An oscillation device includes an oscillator, an oscillation detection unit that detects oscillation of the oscillator and outputs an oscillation detection signal, and a drive unit that generates a drive signal in keeping with the oscillation detection signal and outputs the drive signal to the oscillator. The drive unit includes a phase shift unit that shifts the phase to provide the drive signal as positive feedback to the oscillator.
Funai Electric Co., Ltd.


05/19/16
20160139395 

Scanning microscope


A scanning microscope includes a scanner, an objective irradiates a sample with illumination light deflected by the scanner, and a beam splitter that is arranged between the objective and an exit pupil position, and that reflects one of the illumination light and observation light from the sample and transmits the other. The objective has the exit pupil position outside the objective..
Epas


05/19/16
20160139278 

Device for reading radiological images


A radiological image reading device includes a mems mirror that scan a recording medium on which a radiological image is recorded with excitation light; a light detecting element that includes a plurality of channels, each channel including a photodiode array, and detects light emitted from an irradiation position of the excitation light on the recording medium; a mems mirror driving circuit that determines as a light detection channel to detect the light, a channel corresponding to the irradiation position of the excitation light, out of the plurality of channels; and a reading circuit that reads the detection result of the light from the channel determined by the mems mirror driving circuit.. .
Hamamatsu Photonics K.k.


05/19/16
20160139248 

Systems and methods for interaction with thermal detectors


A system for interacting with a thermal detector includes at least one unmanned aerial vehicle and a sensor mounted to the at least one unmanned aerial vehicle. The sensor is configured to determine the presence of a component of the thermal detector and to generate a signal indicative of the presence of the component.
Lasermax, Inc.


05/19/16
20160139162 

Inhibitors of fatty acid amide hydrolase and monoacylglycerol lipase for modulation of cannabinoid receptors


Disclosed are compounds and compositions that inhibit the action of fatty acid amide hydrolase (faah) and monoacylglycerol lipase (mgl), methods of inhibiting faah and mgl, methods of modulating cannabinoid receptors, and methods of treating various disorders related to modulation of cannabinoid receptors.. .
Northeastern University


05/19/16
20160139055 

System and analysis of cannabis


A system including a light source, sampling tray, and at least three detectors mounted at angles with respect to each other receives light reflected from a sample of cannabis-based matter. Light from the three detectors is fed to a spectrometer which converts the reflected light into a fingerprint corresponding to the concentration of at least one substance in the sample.
Lightwave Science, Inc.


05/19/16
20160138992 

Methods of forming a conditioned isolation element for a sensor assembly, and related conditioned isolation elements and sensor assemblies


A method of forming a conditioned isolation element for a sensor assembly comprises subjecting a preformed isolation element structure to at least one thermal annealing process to form a conditioned isolation element structure substantially less susceptible to at least one of hydrogen permeation, hydrogen-based embrittlement, and hydrogen-based stress-cracking. Conditioned isolation elements and sensor assemblies are also described..
Delaware Capital Formation, Inc.


05/19/16
20160138953 

Liquid dispenser and discharge head for same


A metering head for a liquid dispenser with a discharge opening for dispensing liquid from an interior of the metering head into an environment, a metering body and a metering channel within which the metering body is arranged movably between a closed position and an open position. The metering body is designed as a float and is adapted to the metering channel such that, during the movement in the direction of the closed position, liquid flowing to the discharge opening flows around it at least in phases.

05/19/16
20160138889 

Optical sight


Said technical result is achieved in that the optical sight includes a common eyepiece and two optical channels which are arranged in parallel and which have different magnification, each of which contains, arranged along the path of rays, an objective, reticles and an erecting system; the common eyepiece is provided on the axis of the lower-magnification channel, the objectives of both channels have equal focal lengths, reticles are provided in the common focal plane of the channels, the higher-magnification channel is additionally provided with an optical element which is positioned in front of the focal plane and which is capable of shifting the axis of the higher-magnification optical channel.. .

05/19/16
20160138521 

Cylinder block


A cylinder block including two different systems of cooling water channels. The cooling water at a relatively low temperature is made to flow through a first cooling water channel, while the cooling water at a relatively high temperature is made to flow through a second cooling water channel.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


05/19/16
20160138370 

Mechanical diverter


An apparatus for performing a wellbore operation includes a retrievable tubular defining an axial flowbore and having at least one opening providing fluid communication between the flowbore and a formation, and a degradable diverter disposed at least partially in an annulus between a wellbore and the retrievable tubular, and adjacent to the at least one opening. The degradable diverter comprises a material that structurally degrades over an engineered time interval in response to an applied stimulus.
Baker Hughes Incorporated


05/19/16
20160138350 

Control of managed pressure drilling


Method for controlling bottomhole pressure in a borehole during managed pressure drilling. In the drilling procedure fluid is circulated down a drillstring and to surface through an annulus between the drillstring and an inner-wall of the borehole.
Schlumberger Technology Corporation


05/19/16
20160138182 

Methods for forming mixed metal oxide epitaxial films


Provided are methods for forming a mixed metal oxide epitaxial film (e.g., scalmgo4) comprising growing an amorphous layer of a mixed metal oxide on a substrate (e.g., crystalline sapphire) via atomic layer deposition and annealing the amorphous layer of the mixed metal oxide at an elevated temperature for a period of time sufficient to induce epitaxial solid-state re-growth of the amorphous layer of the mixed metal oxide, thereby forming the mixed metal oxide epitaxial film. The method may further comprise growing a layer of a semiconductor (e.g., gan) on the mixed metal oxide epitaxial film..
Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation


05/19/16
20160138034 

Novel genes involved in biosynthesis


The invention provides a novel myb class transcription factor gene (nucleic acid sequences, protein sequences, and variants and fragments thereof) designated myb14 by the applicants, that is useful for manipulating the production of flavonoids, specifically condensed tannins, in plants. The invention provides the isolated nucleic acid molecules encoding proteins with at least 70% identity to any one of myb14 polypeptide sequences of seq id no: 14 and 46 to 54.
Grasslanz Technology Limited






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