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 Methods and  beamforming feedback in wireless systems patent thumbnailMethods and beamforming feedback in wireless systems
A method, station (sta), and access point (ap) for transmitting in a wlan. A station includes a controller and a transceiver, the transceiver configured to receive, from an ap, a channel sounding sequence including a null data packet announcement frame (ndpa) including information indicating stas to transmit a feedback report, a null data packet (ndp) containing pilots to compute the feedback report and a trigger frame (tf) to trigger transmission of the feedback report.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd


 Channel feedback information transmission method and apparatus patent thumbnailChannel feedback information transmission method and apparatus
A channel feedback information transmission method is disclosed. A terminal performs channel estimation on a subcarrier on which a downlink pilot is located, and obtains first channel information; the terminal performs a channel interpolation calculation on a channel of a data subcarrier according to the first channel information, and obtains second channel information according to a result of the channel interpolation calculation; the terminal determines a feedback factor; the terminal obtains third channel information from the second channel information according to the feedback factor, where an amount of the third channel information is less than an amount of the second channel information; and the terminal feeds back the third channel information to a base station.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


 Physical uplink control channel resource allocation method and apparatus patent thumbnailPhysical uplink control channel resource allocation method and apparatus
The present disclosure discloses a physical uplink control channel resource allocation method and apparatus. The method includes: configuring a pucch resource for a pcc, where the pucch resource includes at least two pucch code channel groups, and each pucch code channel group includes at least two pucch code channel pairs; determining a pucch resource allocated to an scc, where a same code channel group in the pucch resource is allocated to at least two sccs; and determining code channel pairs used by the sccs to which the same code channel group in the pucch resource is allocated, so that any two sccs among the sccs to which the same code channel group in the pucch resource is allocated use non-overlapping code channel pairs, so that multiple sccs share a same pucch resource, thereby reducing pucch resource consumption, and increasing pucch resource utilization, and also increasing an uplink system throughput..
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


 Transmitting control information for carrier aggregated spectrums patent thumbnailTransmitting control information for carrier aggregated spectrums
A transceiver may receive a plurality of codewords on a plurality of physical downlink shared channels (pdschs) on a plurality of downlink component carriers. A processor may send, using a physical uplink control channel (pucch) transmission, an indication as to whether each of the plurality of codewords is being acknowledged (ack) or negatively acknowledged (nack).
Interdigital Patent Holdings, Inc.


 Periodic channel state information (csi) reporting using a physical uplink control channel (pucch) patent thumbnailPeriodic channel state information (csi) reporting using a physical uplink control channel (pucch)
Technology for a user equipment (ue) to report periodic channel state information (csi) is disclosed. The ue can generate a plurality of csi reports for serving cells for transmission in a subframe.
Intel Corporation


 Method and  transmitting uplink control information in a wireless communication system patent thumbnailMethod and transmitting uplink control information in a wireless communication system
A method and apparatus for transmitting control information are discussed. The method can include generating uplink control information (uci) and transmitting the uci through an physical uplink control channel (pucch) in a subframe, wherein when the subframe is configured for transmission of a scheduling request (sr) and when transmission of a hybrid automatic repeat request (hard)-acknowledgement (ack) coincides with the subframe, transmission power of the pucch is determined based on a number of harq-ack information bits and a sr bit.
Lg Electronics Inc.


 Control channel configuration in partial and full subframes patent thumbnailControl channel configuration in partial and full subframes
A wireless device receives at least one radio resource control (rrc) message comprising a field indicating a starting symbol for an enhanced physical downlink control channel (epdcch). The wireless device receives epdcch signal in a subframe.
Ofinno Technologies, Llc


 Method for controlling timing advance for direct communication between terminals in wireless communication system, and apparatus therefor patent thumbnailMethod for controlling timing advance for direct communication between terminals in wireless communication system, and apparatus therefor
Disclosed is a method for transmitting a signal by a terminal via a device to device (d2d) link in a wireless communication system. Specifically, the method comprises: a step for receiving information on a timing advance (ta) value from a base station; a step for transmitting the ta value to a counterpart terminal via a first d2d control channel; and a step for transmitting a d2d data channel based on the first d2d control channel to the counterpart terminal by applying the ta, wherein the ta is not applied to the first d2d control channel.
Lg Electronics Inc.


 Multi-channel communication scheme for medical body area network (mban) to meet duty cycle regulation patent thumbnailMulti-channel communication scheme for medical body area network (mban) to meet duty cycle regulation
A system (52) and a method maintain a medical body area network (mban) (62). Devices (56, 58) of the mban (62)are communicated (152) with over one or more channels of the mban (62).
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


 Method and device for aperiodically reporting channel state information in wireless connection system patent thumbnailMethod and device for aperiodically reporting channel state information in wireless connection system
A method for receiving aperiodic channel status information (csi) report in a wireless access system, the method performed by an evolved node-b (enb) and comprising: transmitting a radio resource control (rrc) message configuring two or more csi measurement sets, wherein each of the two or more csi measurement sets consists of one or more subframes; transmitting an aperiodic csi request field triggering the aperiodic csi report via a physical downlink control channel (pdcch) on a first subframe; and receiving the aperiodic csi report with csi on a second subframe, wherein the csi is associated with a valid subframe which is included in one of the two or more csi measurement sets, and the valid subframe is defined as a closest subframe from the second subframe in consideration of predetermined condition.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.


Apparatus and detecting and driving headphones differentially in mobile applications

An apparatus and method is disclosed for achieving improved sound quality from mobile ‘hifi’ playback devices by driving compatible headphones in ‘balanced’ or ‘differential’ mode via standard size headphone connectors on the device, while retaining full compliance with legacy jack connections and conventional headphones. When a headphone is connected, a smartphone may determine whether the headphone is one capable of accepting balanced audio signals, or one that uses a conventional 3-pole jack or a 4-pole ctia or omtp jack.
Ess Technology, Inc.

Apparatus and driving headphones differentially in mobile applications

An apparatus and method is disclosed for achieving improved sound quality from mobile ‘hifi’ playback devices by driving compatible headphones in ‘balanced’ or ‘differential’ mode via standard size headphone connectors on the device, while retaining full compliance with legacy jack connections and conventional headphones. When a headphone is connected, a smartphone may determine whether the headphone is one capable of accepting balanced audio signals, or one that uses a conventional 3-pole jack or a 4-pole ctia or omtp jack.
Ess Technology, Inc.

Television channel switching method and television

This disclosure discloses a television channel switching method and a television. The method includes: determining that a first channel being played enters into a no-signal state; displaying a commonly-used channel list, wherein the commonly-used channel list is determined according to a preset rule; and switching from the first channel to a second channel in the commonly-used channel list, wherein the second channel and the first channel are different channels..
Hisense Electric Co., Ltd.

Method and system for diversity combining for high-performance signal reception

A terrestrial receiver at a premises includes a plurality of antennas and a corresponding plurality of tuners. The terrestrial receiver receives terrestrial television signals via the plurality of antennas and the plurality of tuners and diversity combines a corresponding plurality of terrestrial television channels within the received terrestrial television signals, for example, based on control signals received from one or more customer premises equipment (cpe).
Maxlinear, Inc.

Server device and terminal device

A server device or a terminal device can perform switching of a path or a communication channel between an infrastructure communication through a network such as an epc, and a relay communication through a direct communication with a relay ue, and can continuously provide a service. A routing information request message includes at least identification information indicating that switching of a communication is required.
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

Physical resource block allocation of physical downlink control and data channels

Methods and apparatus are disclosed for enabling a narrowband mtc device to operate in a legacy lte system having a wider system bandwidth. The physical downlink control channel for a narrow-band mtc device, also referred to as low-complexity physical downlink control channel (lc-pdcch), has reduced bandwidth resource and can support no more than 6 physical resource blocks.
Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson (publ)

Method, device and user terminal for measuring discovery signal

A method, apparatus and user terminal for measuring with a discovery signal are disclosed in the present document. The method includes: when measuring reference signal receiving quality (rsrq) based on a discovery signal, performing a received signal strength indication (rssi) measurement in a sub-frame where a discovery signal is located and/or a sub-frame without the discovery signal; and acquiring the rsrq according to the measured rssi.
Zte Corporation

Body coupled communication device with synchronization

A body-coupled communication device (201) adapted to receive signals via a body transmission channel (160), the first device comprising couplers (102) arranged to receive a body-coupled signal, a synchronization-indicator (272) to storing a level of synchronization between the first device and a second device, and a band-pass filter (250) arranged to filter the received body-coupled signal depending on the synchronization level, the band-pass filter being arranged to allow passage of frequencies in a frequency-interval around a tunable filter frequency, wherein the frequency-interval is narrow if the synchronization-level is high and wherein the frequency-interval is broad if the synchronization-level is low.. .
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Non-polar blue light led epitaxial wafer based on lao substrate and preparation method thereof

A non-polar blue light led epitaxial wafer based on an lao substrate comprises the lao substrate, and a buffer layer, a first non-doped layer, a first doped layer, a quantum well layer, an electron barrier layer and a second doped layer that are sequentially arranged on the lao substrate. A preparation method of the non-polar blue light led epitaxial wafer includes: a) adopting the lao substrate, selecting a crystal orientation, and cleaning a surface of the lao substrate; b) annealing the lao substrate, and forming an aln seed crystal layer on the surface of the lao substrate; and c) sequentially forming a non-polar m face gan buffer layer, a non-polar non-doped u-gan layer, a non-polar n-type doped gan film, a non-polar ingan/gan quantum well, a non-polar m face algan electron barrier layer and a non-polar p-type doped gan film on the lao substrate by adopting metal organic chemical vapor deposition..
Shanghai Chiptek Semiconductor Technology Co., Ltd.

Achieving band gap grading of czts and cztse materials

Techniques for achieving band gap grading in czts/se absorber materials are provided. In one aspect, a method for creating band gap grading in a czts/se absorber layer includes the steps of: providing a reservoir material containing si or ge; forming the czts/se absorber layer on the reservoir material; and annealing the reservoir material and the czts/se absorber layer under conditions sufficient to diffuse si or ge atoms from the reservoir material into the czts/se absorber layer with a concentration gradient to create band gap grading in the czts/se absorber layer.
International Business Machines Corporation

Interlayer dielectric film in semiconductor devices

A method of forming a semiconductor device includes depositing a flowable dielectric layer on a substrate and annealing the flowable dielectric layer. The method further includes performing a high temperature (ht) doping process on the flowable dielectric layer.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.

In-situ annealing and etch back steps to improve exchange stiffness in cobalt iron boride based perpendicular magnetic anisotropy free layers

A method for forming a memory device that includes providing a free layer of an alloy of cobalt (co), iron (fe) and boron (b) overlying a reference layer; and forming metal layer comprising a boron (b) sink composition atop the free layer. Boron (b) may be diffused from the free layer to the metal layer comprising the boron sink composition.
International Business Machines Corporation

Ltps tft substrate structure and forming the same

A method of forming an ltps tft substrate includes: step 1: providing a substrate and depositing a buffer layer; step 2: depositing an a-si layer; step 3: depositing and patterning a silicon oxide layer; step 4: taking the silicon oxide layer as a photomask and annealing the a-si layer with excimer laser, so that the a-si layer crystalizes and turns into a poly-si layer; step 5: forming a first poly-si region and a second poly-si region; step 6: defining a heavily n-doped area and a lightly n-doped area on the first and second poly-si regions, and forming an ldd area; step 7: depositing and patterning a gate insulating layer; step 8: forming a first gate and a second gate; step 9: forming via holes; and step 10: forming a first source/drain and a second source/drain.. .
Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co. , Ltd.

Semiconductor structure and forming the same

A semiconductor structure with a stop layer for planarization process therein and a method for forming the same is disclosed. The method includes the steps of: forming a trench in a substrate and between active areas; filling the trench with isolation layer; doping the isolation layer with an element to form a doped isolation region; annealing the doped isolation region; and planarizing the annealed and doped isolation region and measuring a planarization depth thereof.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

Soi structure and fabrication method

Present embodiments provide for a soi substrate and fabricating method thereof are provided. The fabricating method of soi substrate comprises: providing a first substrate, wherein a first dielectric layer is formed on the first substrate; implanting deuterium ions into the first substrate, wherein a deuterium-impurity layer is formed in the first substrate at predetermined depth; providing a second substrate, wherein a second dielectric layer is formed on the second substrate and bounded with the first dielectric layer; performing an annealing process, wherein microbubbles are formed in the deuterium-impurity layer; and cutting the first substrate from the deuterium-impurity layer to obtain the soi substrate..
Zing Semiconductor Corporation

Wafer boat, annealing tool and annealing method

A wafer boat includes a base, a plurality of support rods and a plurality of cantilever arms. The support rods are carried by the base.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

Solid phase extraction with capillary electrophoresis

Methods, systems and devices that provide fluid devices with at least one spe bed adjacent (upstream of) a separation channel which may be in communication with an inlet of a mass spectrometer. The fluid device can be configured to operate using independently applied pressures to a bge reservoir and a sample reservoir for pressure-driven injection that can inject a discrete sample plug into a separation channel that does not require voltage applied to the sample reservoir and can allow for in-channel focusing methods to be used.
The University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill

System and collaborative annotations of streaming videos on mobile devices

A system and method to enable fine-grained, contextual annotations of streaming videos by one or more users, prioritizing the use of screen space on mobile devices by allowing users to draw or place threaded comments while utilizing a touch-based interface, reducing distractions caused by a* cluttered interface. By enabling the user to control annotations beginning at a particular timestamp within the streaming video, the present invention optimizes screen real estate on mobile devices efficiently.
Freshdesk, Inc.

Aerial vehicle delivery of items available through an e-commerce shopping site

This disclosure describes an unmanned aerial vehicle (“uav”) configured to autonomously deliver items of inventory to various destinations. The uav may receive inventory information and a destination location and autonomously retrieve the inventory from a location within a materials handling facility, compute a route from the materials handling facility to a destination and travel to the destination to deliver the inventory..
Amazon Technologies, Inc.

Generating a mission plan for capturing aerial images with an unmanned aerial vehicle

Systems and methods are disclosed for generating a digital flight path within complex mission boundaries. In particular, in one or more embodiments, systems and methods generate flight legs that traverse a target site within mission boundaries.
Skycatch, Inc.

Automatic identification and data capture prize system for amusement game applications

A game system having a dispenser unit to house a plurality of prizes or tokens and to dispense one or more of the prizes or tokens, a plurality of prizes or tokens disposed in the dispenser unit, an automated identification and data capture (aidc) device associated with each prize or token and encoding information reflecting a type or value of the prize or token to which it is associated, an aidc scanner to generate a digital signal corresponding to the information encoded on the aidc device associated with the prize or token when the prize or token is in proximity to the aidc scanner, and a computer processor connected to the dispenser unit and the aidc scanner, wherein the computer processor directs the dispenser unit to dispense a prize or token in response to digital signals generated by the aidc scanner and sent to the computer processor.. .
Toccata Gaming International, Llc

Object retopologizer hole refiller and retopologizing hole refilling

A method and system for creating and refilling holes in image data is disclosed herein. The method can include receiving scanned image data that represents a tangible object, and that can be generated by an object scanner from the tangible object and converting the scanned image data to polygonal data that can be a collection of vertices, edges and faces.
Integrityware, Inc.

Alignment of images of a three-dimensional object

In one example implementation, a system for aligning of images of a three-dimensional (3d) object includes a select engine to select a first image and a second image from a sequence of images of a 3d object taken at different object orientations from a capture cycle of a scanner, a combine engine to combine first metadata from the first image and second metadata from the second image to form combined metadata, an orientation engine to select a third image from the sequence of images, where the third image is from an opposite object orientation relative to a first object orientation of the first image or a second object orientation of the second image, and an align engine to align the sequence of images based on the combined metadata and third metadata from the third image.. .
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.

Multi energy x-ray microscope data acquisition and image reconstruction system and method

An x-ray imaging system data acquisition and image reconstruction system and method are disclosed which enable optimizing the image parameters based on multiple tomographic volumes of the sample that have been captured using an x-ray microscopy system. This enables the operator to control the image contrast, for example, of selected slices, and apply the information associated with optimizing the contrast of the selected slice to all slices in two or more tomographic volume data sets.
Carl Zeiss X-ray Microscopy, Inc.

Customer loyalty program across multiple shopping channels

A loyalty transaction system and method comprise a member enrollment confirmation module that determines whether a store customer is a member of a loyalty program offered by the store; a channel determination module that communicates with a database to identify one or more channels available to the store customer for acquiring an item of interest, and determines whether the store customer as a member of the loyalty program uses the one or more channels to acquire the item of interest, the database storing records including data related to the one or more channels, associated customer purchase data, and incentive data corresponding to the channels; a matching module that processes the database records to determine a relationship between the item of interest and the one or more channels for acquiring the item of interest; a point recordation device that associates an incentive with the one or more channels when the item of interest is acquired; and a price comparator that outputs to an electronic device information about purchasing the item of interest from different channels of the one or more channels.. .
Wal-mart Stores, Inc.

Accountability and satisfaction metrics, ethical standards, and their methods of use

Computer-implemented methods for providing real-time customer, patient or accountability, security, consumer and employee metrics include: providing at least one strategic goal; providing at least one metric associated with the at least one strategic goal; providing at least one communication channel between a customer and a company; providing at least one communication code; utilizing the at least one communication code to access the at least one communication channel; providing a survey tool to the customer using the at least one communication channel; capturing data from the survey tool in a database; converting the captured data to the at least one metric; and providing the at least one metric on a dashboard application. An executable software application that implements the computer-implemented method disclosed is also contemplated..
Strategic Communications Group Inc.

System and carrying strong authentication events over different channels

A system, apparatus, method, and machine readable medium are described for performing authentication over multiple channels. For example, one embodiment of a method comprises: performing authentication over a network with an authentication service to authenticate a client; responsively generating a token at the authentication service, the token including identification information for the client, a service, and a type of authenticator used for the authentication, the token further including verification data; transmitting the token to the client; transmitting the token from the client to the service, the service using the verification data to verify the token and allowing one or more transactions with the client in accordance with a policy based, at least in part, on the type of authenticator used for the authentication..
Nok Nok Labs, Inc.

Methods and devices for conducting payment transactions

Methods and devices for of conducting a payment transaction between a mobile terminal and a payment terminal in communication with a payment backend system involve: (a) sending a unique mobile terminal identifier from the mobile terminal to the payment backend system; (b) returning a cryptogram from the payment backend system to the mobile terminal, wherein the cryptogram comprises a unique transaction identifier in encrypted form; (c) transforming the cryptogram into a proximity payment token such that the proximity payment token contains the unique transaction identifier in encrypted form and transmitting the proximity payment token to the payment terminal via a proximity communication channel; (d) forwarding a transaction record including the unique transaction identifier in encrypted form and the amount of the payment transaction from the payment terminal to the payment backend system; and (e) decrypting the unique transaction data identifier in encrypted form and processing the payment transaction.. .
Giesecke & Devrient Gmbh

System and authentication with a computer stylus

A method for securing operation of a computing device operated with a stylus includes recognizing a pre-defined gesture performed by a stylus on a touch screen, the pre-defined gesture defined as a user command to lock an item displayed on the touch screen, determining a location of the gesture, determining identity of the stylus, locking an item displayed at the location determined, and recording identity of the stylus. A method for operating a computing device with a stylus includes receiving a command with a stylus to add restricted annotations to a document, receiving identity of the stylus, linking an annotation to the identity, restricting display of the annotation on the document to a computing device receiving input from the stylus; and displaying the document absent the at least one annotation on a computing device on which input from the stylus is not received..
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Electronic devices with improved iris recognition and methods thereof

An electronic device and a method for improving iris recognition for providing access to the electronic device. The electronic device includes an iris scanner, an ambient light sensor, a memory and a processor.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

System and methods for characterizing a fabric or material

Embodiments of the inventive apparatus, including the associated data collection and processing methods, may be used to measure and evaluate various characteristics of a fabric or other material. Those characteristics may then be used directly or indirectly (such as after being subjected to further data processing, signal processing, machine learning, statistical analysis, etc.) to populate one or more parameters of a mathematical model of the fabric/material or a garment constructed from the same.
Dimensionalmechanics, Inc.

Semiconductor process simulation device and simulation method thereof

A semiconductor process simulation method includes classifying a semiconductor process simulation into a plurality of blocks based on an annealing simulation, performing a shape simulation corresponding to a block selected from the plurality of blocks, and performing at least two ion implantation simulations among a plurality of ion implantation simulations corresponding to the selected block in parallel, based on result data of the shape simulation corresponding to the selected block.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Personalizing text based upon a target audience

Provided are techniques for tailoring correspondence based upon individual recipients, comprising receiving a correspondence for dissemination to a set of recipients; annotating text within the composition to identify words and characteristics of the words; identifying a customization criteria based upon a target audience; generating, a template, wherein the template comprises: the customization criteria; and modification constraints; and applying the template and the customization criteria to the annotated text to generate a revised correspondence.. .
International Business Machines Corporation

Application program activation method, user terminal, and server

An application program activation method is disclosed, the method includes: acquiring, by a user terminal, one or more pieces of annotation information of a current media object, and displaying the one or more pieces of annotation information (201), where the one or more pieces of annotation information are information obtained by annotating the current media object at a semantic layer; determining, by the user terminal, one or more application programs associated with the one or more pieces of annotation information (202); and responding, by the user terminal, to target annotation information selected by a user, and activating a target application program associated with the target annotation information (203), where the one or more application programs include the target application program, the one or more pieces of annotation information include the target annotation information, and the user is a user that operates the user terminal.. .
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

Annotation data generation and overlay for enhancing readability on electronic book image stream service

Provided are techniques for receiving a scanned image corresponding to a page; analyzing the scanned image to identify a set of characters (ci) and corresponding positions (pi) of each character of ci on the page; applying natural language processing (npl) and an analytic analysis algorithm to determine a semantic analysis relationship of phrases formed by ci to determine meanings for the phrases; generating a plurality of annotations (ai) indicating the determined meanings of the phrases, wherein each annotation is assigned a corresponding position (qi) on the page based upon the pi of the corresponding characters on the page; and storing, in a non-transitory computer-readable medium, the scanned image in conjunction with the plurality of annotations and the corresponding qi.. .
International Business Machines Corporation

Annotation data generation and overlay for enhancing readability on electronic book image stream service

Provided are techniques for receiving a scanned image corresponding to a page; analyzing the scanned image to identify a set of characters (ci) and corresponding positions (pi) of each character of ci on the page; applying natural language processing (npl) and an analytic analysis algorithm to determine a semantic analysis relationship of phrases formed by ci to determine meanings for the phrases; generating a plurality of annotations (ai) indicating the determined meanings of the phrases, wherein each annotation is assigned a corresponding position (qi) on the page based upon the pi of the corresponding characters on the page; and storing, in a non-transitory computer-readable medium, the scanned image in conjunction with the plurality of annotations and the corresponding qi.. .
International Business Machines Corporation

Secondary data channel communication system

A usb type-c secondary data channel communication system includes a controller system coupled to a first usb type-c connector. The controller system determines a second usb type-c connector orientation when a second usb type-c connector is connected to the first usb type-c connector.
Dell Products L.p.





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