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Customizable flip and browse overlays in an interactive television system

Engaging presentation through freeform sketching

Annotating search results with images

Date/App# patent app List of recent Ann-related patents
07/17/14
20140201802
 Preemptive preloading of television program data patent thumbnailPreemptive preloading of television program data
Digital television channels are preemptively cached based on a modeling of a user to reduce delays while switching channels. A current television channel is selected using a first tuner.
07/17/14
20140201793
 Customizable flip and browse overlays in an interactive television system patent thumbnailCustomizable flip and browse overlays in an interactive television system
Systems and methods are provided for customizing the display of interactive television overlays. A condition related to the display of an overlay on top of video for a television channel may be defined for each of a plurality of television channels.
07/17/14
20140201682
 Engaging presentation through freeform sketching patent thumbnailEngaging presentation through freeform sketching
Various technologies described herein pertain to presenting a graphical object on a display screen. An indication that specifies a selected value attribute from a dataset for the graphical object and an example icon for the graphical object can be received.
07/17/14
20140201614
 Annotating search results with images patent thumbnailAnnotating search results with images
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for annotating search results. Images associated with a plurality of different websites are obtained and associated with respective domains of the websites.
07/17/14
20140201612
 System for and method of providing a user interface for a computer-based software application patent thumbnailSystem for and method of providing a user interface for a computer-based software application
A system for providing a graphical interface to a user includes a server platform and an operating system and application software running thereon. The system includes a client device capable of running a standard web browser that accesses the software application on the server platform for displaying information to the user in a display area on the client device.
07/17/14
20140201604
 Methods and systems for 2-dimensional forward error correction coding patent thumbnailMethods and systems for 2-dimensional forward error correction coding
A communication system and a method are disclosed. The communication system includes an encoder configured to encode source data and output an encoded frame including a plurality of rows and a plurality of columns.
07/17/14
20140201388
 System and method for data transfer, including protocols for use in data transfer patent thumbnailSystem and method for data transfer, including protocols for use in data transfer
Embodiments of systems and methods for data transfer are presented herein. Specifically, embodiments of such a data transfer methodology may utilize one or more transmission channels for the transmission of the data to be transferred.
07/17/14
20140201378
 Generic companion-messaging between media platforms patent thumbnailGeneric companion-messaging between media platforms
Various embodiments, methods, and systems for communicating via a generic companion-messaging session are provided. The generic companion-messaging session includes a base platform running a base platform application and a companion platform running a companion platform application.
07/17/14
20140201349
 Applying a client policy to a group of channels patent thumbnailApplying a client policy to a group of channels
Management and provisioning of networking traffic may be provided by bundling virtual channels into a group. A global policy may be applied to the bundle so that virtual ports providing services to a client may be managed by referring to the global policy of the bundle.
07/17/14
20140201346
 Applying a client policy to a group of channels patent thumbnailApplying a client policy to a group of channels
Management and provisioning of networking traffic may be provided by bundling virtual channels into a group. A global policy may be applied to the bundle so that virtual ports providing services to a client may be managed by referring to the global policy of the bundle.
07/17/14
20140201318
System and method for data transfer, including protocols for use in data transfer
Embodiments of systems and methods for data transfer are presented herein. Specifically, embodiments of such a data transfer methodology may utilize one or more transmission channels for the transmission of the data to be transferred.
07/17/14
20140201288
Interaction using content
A method, computer-readable medium and system for interacting using content are disclosed. A web response may be executed on a first computer system and/or another computer system associated with the first computer system responsive to the initiation of a call over a voice channel between the first computer system and a second computer system.
07/17/14
20140201178
Generation of related content for social media posts
Architecture presents in a display related content in association with (an annotation) a social media post, as derived from post information of the social media post itself. The related content can be presented in the user interface proximate the social media post or elsewhere in the user interface.
07/17/14
20140201126
Methods and systems for applications for z-numbers
Specification covers new algorithms, methods, and systems for artificial intelligence, soft computing, and deep learning/recognition, e.g., image recognition (e.g., for action, gesture, emotion, expression, biometrics, fingerprint, facial, ocr (text), background, relationship, position, pattern, and object), big data analytics, machine learning, training schemes, crowd-sourcing (experts), feature space, clustering, classification, svm, similarity measures, modified boltzmann machines, optimization, search engine, ranking, question-answering system, soft (fuzzy or unsharp) boundaries/impreciseness/ambiguities/fuzziness in language, natural language processing (nlp), computing-with-words (cww), parsing, machine translation, sound and speech recognition, video search and analysis (e.g. Tracking), image annotation, geometrical abstraction, image correction, semantic web, context analysis, data reliability, z-number, z-web, z-factor, rules engine, control system, autonomous vehicle, self-diagnosis and self-repair robots, system diagnosis, medical diagnosis, biomedicine, data mining, event prediction, financial forecasting, economics, risk assessment, e-mail management, database management, indexing and join operation, memory management, data compression, event-centric social network, image ad network..
07/17/14
20140201094
Unauthorized product detection techniques
An unauthorized-product detection system may compare data representing various authentication markers of items presumed to have been produced or sourced by a particular entity with stored data representing valid authentication markers of items produced or sourced by the particular entity. The authentication markers may represent inherent physical characteristics of the items or their packaging, or may be generated and applied to the items or their packaging to facilitate counterfeit detection and/or for other purposes.
07/17/14
20140201022
Vehicle damage processing and information system
A system that determines an estimate of damage to a surface area of a vehicle. The system may include a scanner that generates scanning data representative of a surface area of the vehicle.
07/17/14
20140200996
Information distribution device and information distribution method
An advertising distribution device 1 has a detection unit p1 for detecting that a banner image b is selected, an acquisition unit p2 for acquiring attribute information f1 about the terminal 2, and a distribution unit p4 for changing a distribution mode depending on the attribute information f1 and distributing advertising information a after selection of the banner image b.. .
07/17/14
20140200744
Method and system for steering an unmanned aerial vehicle
The present invention relates to a method for steering a uav, unmanned aerial vehicle, to enable a high level command of the uav. The method comprising the steps of: determining (500) a reference position (200, 300, 400) related to a position (210, 310, 410) for a moving object (220, 320, 420) which the uav should follow; calculating (515) a smoothed position (230, 330, 430) based on the reference position (200, 300, 400), wherein the smoothed position (230, 330, 430) is calculated so that the smoothed position (230, 330, 430) moves more smoothly than the reference position (200, 300, 400); and steering (525) the uav so that uav follows the smoothed position (230, 330, 430)..
07/17/14
20140200722
Method and system of anti-islanding of a microgrid in a grid-connected microgrid system
A system for detecting islanding of a microgrid includes a number of power sources to output real power and controlled reactive power injection; a number of controllers each controlling one of the number of power sources; and an output from the microgrid powered by the number of power sources. A number of electrical switching apparatus electrically connect the output from the microgrid to a grid and electrically disconnect the output from the microgrid from the grid.
07/17/14
20140200672
Annulus plug for intervertebral disc repair
A device for intervertebral disc repair includes a cannulated screw having a head and a shaft, a plug defining an aperture, and an intervertebral spacer. The screw is configured to be placed through the aperture and into engagement with the spacer.
07/17/14
20140200662
Anchoring elements for intracardiac devices
An intracardiac device comprising a ring-shaped body and one or more anchoring or stabilizing elements attached to said body, said elements being selected from the group consisting of levered anchoring arms, elongate anchoring arms, and lateral extension elements, wherein said device is able to move between two conformations, a collapsed conformation suitable for insertion into a delivery catheter, and an open conformation, suitable for implantation at a cardiac valve annulus.. .
07/17/14
20140200661
Rapidly deployable surgical heart valves
A quick-connect heart valve prosthesis that can be quickly and easily implanted during a surgical procedure is provided. The heart valve includes a substantially non-expandable, non-compressible prosthetic valve and a plastically-expandable frame, thereby enabling attachment to the annulus without sutures.
07/17/14
20140200599
Adaptive rotary catheter for opening obstructed bodily vessels
A rotary catheter for opening partially and totally obstructed bodily vessels of varying diameter (e.g., blood vessel) which comprises a motor-driven flexible hollow shaft rotatably disposed in a flexible tube, an aspiration channel defined between the flexible tube and the hollow shaft, a tip affixed to a distal end of the hollow shaft having a rounded distal end being rotatable and slideable over the guidewire, the tip having sides, a base and a crown that is offset away from a longitudinal axis of the hollow shaft further than the base and a distance between the sides being smaller than a distance between the crown and the base leaving open passages along the tip, the guidewire can be withdrawn proximally to allow the rotating crown to displace the distal end of the tip away from said wall of said vessel to tunnel through a total obstruction.. .
07/17/14
20140200568
Method and apparatus for tissue ablation
Devices and methods for tissue ablation include injecting a conductive medium into a target tissue and then delivering an ablative agent to the conductive medium to ablate the target tissue. Optionally, the contents of the target tissue are removed using the ablation device prior to injection of the conductive medium.
07/17/14
20140200566
Multi-spot laser probe with micro-structured distal surface
An optical surgical probe, configured to optically couple to a light source; comprising a cannula; a light guide within the cannula, configured to receive a light beam from the light source, to guide the light beam to a distal end of the light guide, and to emit the light beam at the distal end of the light guide; and a multi-spot generator at a distal end of the cannula, the multi-spot generator having a faceted proximal surface with oblique facets, configured to receive the light beam emitted at the distal end of the light guide and to split the received light beam into multiple beam-components, and a distal surface through which the multiple beam-components exit the multi-spot generator, wherein the distal surface is micro-structured with a modulation length smaller than a wavelength of the light beam in order to reduce the reflectance of light back into the probe.. .
07/17/14
20140200562
Ophthalmological device for treating eye tissue
An ophthalmological device (10) for treating eye tissue (6) with laser pulses (l) comprises a projection optical unit (3) for focused projection of the laser pulses (l), a scanner system (1) for dynamically deflecting the laser pulses (l) and a zoom system (20), which is arranged between the projection optical unit (3) and the scanner system (1) and which is configured to adjust the focused projection of the laser pulses (l) in the projection direction (r) in different zoom settings (z). The ophthalmological device (10) moreover comprises a displacement device (4), which is configured to displace the scanner system (1) depending on the zoom setting (z) of the zoom system (20).
07/17/14
20140200551
Arterial cannula for cardiac surgery
An arterial cannula for cardiac surgery includes a pledget/stopper assembly and an introducer. The pledget/stopper assembly is mechanically mated with an external surface of the cannula in proximity to its tip.
07/17/14
20140200550
Two-piece transseptal cannula, delivery system, and method of delivery
A cannula assembly for directing blood from the heart of a patient and a minimally invasive method of implanting the same. The cannula assembly includes a flexible cannula body having a proximal end and a distal end with a receiving portion, and a transseptal tip having a distal end and a proximal end with an engaging portion.
07/17/14
20140200529
Post-nipple reconstruction protector
An improved post-operative dressing for providing both breast and, notably, nipple reconstruction and which in particular establishes custom lateral supporting of the nipple annulus. A body is constructed of a medical grade silicone and exhibits a three dimensional shape adapted for placement over the reconstructed breast and an aperture defined by an inner rim configured within the body is adapted to seat therethrough an associated nipple graft or flap in a laterally supporting and non-pressure applied fashion.
07/17/14
20140200505
Intervertebral disc treatment apparatus
A method of at least partially removing the nucleus pulposus of an intervertebral disc comprising the nucleus and an annulus surrounding the nucleus is described. The method comprises the steps of : insonating the nucleus with ultrasound thereby to cause at least partial fragmentation of the nucleus; and extracting at least part of the fragmented nucleus.
07/17/14
20140200425
Encapsulated electronics
An eye-mountable device includes an electrochemical sensor embedded in a polymeric material configured for mounting to a surface of an eye. The electrochemical sensor includes a working electrode and a reference electrode that reacts with an analyte to generate a sensor measurement related to a concentration of the analyte in a fluid to which the eye-mountable device is exposed.
07/17/14
20140200424
Encapsulated electronics in an eye-mountable device
An eye-mountable device includes an electrochemical sensor embedded in a polymeric material configured for mounting to a surface of an eye. The electrochemical sensor includes a working electrode and a reference electrode that reacts with an analyte to generate a sensor measurement related to a concentration of the analyte in a fluid to which the eye-mountable device is exposed.
07/17/14
20140200408
Otoscanner with fan and ring laser
An otoscanner including a conical laser-reflective optical element and a laser light source and the conical laser-reflecting optical element are configured so that the conical laser-reflecting optical element, when illuminated by the laser light source, projects a broken ring of laser light upon an interior surface of the ear when the ear probe is positioned in the ear and a diffractive laser optic lens and the laser light source and the diffractive laser optic lens are configured so that the diffractive laser optic lens, when illuminated by the laser light source, projects upon an interior surface of the ear a fan of laser light at a predetermined angle with respect to a front surface of the diffractive laser optic lens when the ear probe is positioned in the ear.. .
07/17/14
20140200266
Tannin-containing gastrointestinal formulations and methods of use
Tannin-containing compositions and methods of using same to enhance or maintain immune function during simplified nutrition feeding. Pharmaceutical compositions, including enteral nutrition compositions, are provided.
07/17/14
20140200075
Personalized play with rewards for games of chance
A personal play system and process are used provide alternative prize structures to lottery players at random or based on player characteristics. An authorized player accesses their user account in the system and creates a personalized game document.
07/17/14
20140200050
Display representation of two different signal quality values within a single signal quality indicator
A device and method for displaying a signal quality indicator representation on a mobile device is disclosed. Signal quality values for two different wireless networks is determined.
07/17/14
20140200040
Enabling receive diversity during paging channel timeline operation
Enabling receive diversity based on detecting incorrect paging message length. A paging channel may be monitored.
07/17/14
20140200020
Channel quality index determination
A method of a transceiver arranged to operate in a cellular communication system comprising cells is disclosed. The method comprises receiving a transmission from a first cell; determining an interfering signal and its occupation in time and/or frequency; determining reduced values in the received signal corresponding to the occupation in time and/or frequency of the interfering signal; and measuring a quotient between desired signal and non-desired signal of reference symbols of the received signal.
07/17/14
20140200017
Cognitive radio apparatus and communication method thereof
To perform communication in a cognitive radio network, a cognitive radio apparatus according to an exemplary embodiment includes: an estimation module configured to generate a channel estimation signal to be transmitted to a predetermined reception apparatus positioned in a predetermined channel in the case of selecting the predetermined channel from among multiple channels; a communication module configured to transmit the channel estimation signal to the predetermined reception apparatus, and to receive a channel response signal from the predetermined reception apparatus; and a control module configured to control the communication module so that at least one of a communication signal set with respect to the predetermined channel and a variable communication signal obtained by varying the communication signal is transmitted to the predetermined reception apparatus, when it is determined that the predetermined channel is positioned in a deep fading section based on the channel response signal.. .
07/17/14
20140200006
Method and apparatus for cell selection and handover in lte-advanced heterogeneous networks
Example implementations are directed to systems and methods based on physical broadcast channel (pbch) muting are utilized to avoid frequent cell selection/reselection and handover in a lte-advanced heterogeneous network. In the example implementations, a pico enb that is fully covered by a macro enb or other pico enbs transmits blank pbch such that it is inaccessible to the ues who perform cell selection/reselection.
07/17/14
20140199943
Method and apparatus for transferring content between portable electronic devices
A method and device for transferring content between electronic devices are provided. The method of transferring a content file in a communication device includes receiving information related to the content file from a portable electronic device through near field communication, receiving the content file from the portable electronic device through a second communication channel, and transferring the received information related to the content file and the content file to another communication device through a first communication channel..
07/17/14
20140199822
Methods of forming semiconductor device structures including an insulative material on a semiconductive material, and related semiconductor device structures and semiconductor devices
A method of forming a semiconductor device structure. The method comprises forming an insulative material on a semiconductive material, and microwave annealing at least an interface between the insulative material and the semiconductive material.
07/17/14
20140199776
Microfluidic unit, microfluidic disk, microfluidic disk system, and method for biochemical assays
A microfluidic disk includes: a disk-shaped main body; a receiving container; an injection channel; a mixing channel; a reaction container; and a discharge container.. .
07/17/14
20140199705
Glucanases, nucleic acids encoding them and methods for making and using them
The invention relates to polypeptides having glucanase, e.g., endoglucanase, mannanase, xylanase activity or a combination of these activities, and polynucleotides encoding them. In one aspect, the glucanase activity is an endoglucanase activity (e.g., endo-1,4-beta-d-glucan 4-glucano hydrolase activity) and comprises hydrolysis of 1,4-beta-d-glycosidic linkages in cellulose, cellulose derivatives (e.g., carboxy methyl cellulose and hydroxy ethyl cellulose) lichenin, beta-1,4 bonds in mixed beta-1,3 glucans, such as cereal beta-d-glucans or xyloglucans and other plant material containing cellulosic parts.
07/17/14
20140199554
Metal oxide particles containing titanium oxide coated with silicon dioxide-stannic oxide complex oxide
A metal oxide particle containing titanium oxide coated with silicon dioxide-stannic oxide complex oxide including: a titanium oxide-containing core particle (a); and a coating layer with which the titanium oxide-containing core particle (a) is coated and that is made of silicon dioxide-stannic oxide complex oxide colloidal particles (b) having a mass ratio of silicon dioxide/stannic oxide of 0.1 to 5.0, wherein one or more intermediate thin film layers that are made of any one of an oxide; a complex oxide of at least one element selected from the group consisting of si, al, sn, zr, zn, sb, nb, ta, and w; and a mixture of the oxide and the complex oxide are interposed between the titanium oxide-containing core particle (a) and the coating layer made of the silicon dioxide-stannic oxide complex oxide colloidal particles (b).. .
07/17/14
20140199248
Spray tanning delivery device
An apparatus for delivering liquid includes a wand with a nozzle, a toggle switch, and a supply canister for delivering self-tanning and sun-tanning solutions to a human body. The wand may pivotably attach to a cap attached to the supply canister containing the chosen liquid to be delivered without the necessity of an exposed external tube suspended between the wand and the supply canister..
07/17/14
20140199216
Liquid end assembly for a multichannel air displacement pipette
A handheld multichannel air displacement pipette is modular in construction and includes compliant joints and molded plastic components in place of various machined metal, glass, and ceramic components found in traditional multichannel pipettes. These improvements are made without sacrificing performance in channel-to-channel consistency, accuracy, and precision.
07/17/14
20140199204
Cuprous oxide powder and method for producing same
There are provided a cuprous oxide powder having a smaller particle diameter than that of conventional cuprous oxide powders, and a method for producing the cuprous oxide powder by a chemical reducing process. In a method for producing a cuprous oxide powder by adding a reducing agent, such as a reducing sugar, to a solution containing copper hydroxide, which is formed by adding one of an alkali solution and a copper ion containing solution to the other thereof, to deposit cuprous oxide particles by reduction, 0.00001 to 0.04 moles (10 to 40000 ppm) of ferrous ions with respect to the amount of copper ions in the copper ion containing solution are added to the copper ion containing solution before forming copper hydroxide, to produce a cuprous oxide powder which has a mean primary particle diameter of not greater than 0.5 micrometers when it is measured by a scanning electron microscope (sem), the cuprous oxide powder having a 50% particle diameter (d50 diameter) of not greater than 0.8 micrometers when it is calculated by a laser diffraction type particle size distribution measurement, the cuprous oxide powder containing 0.30 ppm or more of iron..
07/17/14
20140199173
Ceramic matrix composite article and process of fabricating a ceramic matrix composite article
A ceramic matrix composite article and a process of fabricating a ceramic matrix composite are disclosed. The ceramic matrix composite article includes a matrix distribution pattern formed by a manifold and ceramic matrix composite plies laid up on the matrix distribution pattern, includes the manifold, or a combination thereof.
07/17/14
20140199073
Channel estimation in optical communication based on orthogonal frequency division multiplexing
Techniques for optical communications using optical orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (ofdm) include operating a signal transmitter to modulate laser light to produce modulated light that carries, in optical domain, ofdm subcarriers for carrying communication information, without a frequency guard band between the ofdm subcarriers, and pilot subcarriers for channel estimation at a signal receiver, each pilot subcarrier being free of communication information, and controlling optical power of the pilot subcarriers to vary with optical frequencies of the pilot subcarriers so that optical power of a pilot subcarrier at a high optical frequency is different from optical power of another pilot subcarrier at a low optical frequency.. .
07/17/14
20140199072
System and method for network synchronization and frequency dissemination
Distribution of reference frequency and timing information in a network involves determining latency between a first and second node from time delay between transmission of a reference frequency and timing signal and reception of an optical return timing signal in response. In a network with pairs of first and second optical fibers in optical fiber connections between network nodes, for transmission of optical data signals separately in mutually opposite directions between the network nodes respectively, provisions are made to transmit the reference frequency and timing signal and the resulting optical return signal via the same fiber, one in the same direction as the unidirectional data signal over that fiber and the other upstream.
07/17/14
20140199070
Frame scheduling for channel bonding
In a method of scheduling frames, a first channel of a plurality of channels is selected for a first frame. The first frame is sent across a media-independent interface to a physical-layer device for transmission on the first channel.
07/17/14
20140198969
Device and method for contribution accounting
A system or apparatus employing a multi-functional scanner and software running upon a computing device for capturing payment or donation data from indicia positioned upon scanned documents tendered with donations or payments and optionally, subsequent total compilation and entry of thereof directly into accounting software.. .
07/17/14
20140198939
Hearing aid
A hearing aid comprises a microphone on a proximal side of a device housing and a loudspeaker which via a transmission channel is in open communication with a sound-emitting opening of the device. A sound processing device serves to generate sound received by the microphone to the loudspeaker in amplified form.
07/17/14
20140198893
Excised specimen imaging using a combined pet and micro ct scanner
Embodiments of the present invention provide methods and apparatus for imaging a tissue specimen excised during surgery with a combined positron emission tomography (pet) and micro computed tomography (micro ct) scanner. The specimen is scanned with a ct imaging system of the combined pet and micro ct scanner.
07/17/14
20140198871
Method and apparatus for transmitting downlink reference signal in wireless communication system that supports multiple antennas
The present invention relates to a wireless communication system, and in particular, to a method and an apparatus for transmitting a downlink reference signal in a wireless communication system that supports multiple antennas. The method for transmitting a reference signal for a maximum of eight antenna ports according to one embodiment of the present invention comprises: in a base station, mapping part of a common reference signal for a maximum of four antenna ports into a downlink subframe that includes a 1st slot and a 2nd slot; in the base station, mapping a channel status information reference signal for the maximum of eight antenna ports into the downlink subframe, according to a preset pattern; and in the base station, transmitting the downlink subframe into which the common reference signal and the channel status information reference signal have been mapped, wherein the preset pattern defines the channel status information reference signal for the maximum of eight antenna ports to be mapped onto two ofdm symbols of the data region in the downlink subframe, and wherein part of the common reference signal for the maximum of four antenna ports is limited to the common reference signal for a maximum of two antenna ports..
07/17/14
20140198861
Communication apparatus, integrated circuit, and communication method
In communication method for communicating via a transmission channel to which first communication apparatuses communicating based on a first communication system, second communication apparatuses communicating based on a second communication system, and third communication apparatuses communicating based on a third communication system are connected, a data transmission domain and a notification domain for notifying a data transmission within the data transmission domain are allocated to the first communication apparatuses, the second communication apparatuses, and the third communication apparatuses, respectively. In the communication method, notices of the data transmission for each of the first communication apparatuses, the second communication apparatuses and the third communication apparatuses are transmitted within the notification domain, and the data transmission domain is reallocated in accordance with the notices transmitted from the first, second and third communication apparatuses..
07/17/14
20140198798
Communication terminal, communication method, communication system, and program
A communication terminal communicating with a network including a control apparatus that generates a processing rule defining a packet processing method, the communication terminal comprises: a request unit that requests an address of the control apparatus when requesting for establishing a connection to the network; a communication unit that establishes a communication channel to the control apparatus based on an address acquired by the address request; and a processing unit that processes a packet based on a processing rule transmitted by the control apparatus via the communication channel.. .
07/17/14
20140198751
Channel feedback for vertical and full-dimensional beamforming
A method implemented in a base station used in a wireless communications system where different antenna arrays are employed for transmissions to different co-scheduled users in a cell is disclosed. The method includes configuring multiple channel state information (csi) processes for a user equipment (ue), and configuring, for the ue, a plurality of non-zero power (nzp) csi reference signal (rs) resources, each of which is associated with an antenna array.
07/17/14
20140198748
Method and apparatus for performing random access in wireless communication system
Provided are a method and an apparatus for performing random access in a wireless communication system. A terminal receives from a base station a physical downlink control channel (pdcch) indication, which indicates an initiation of the random access with respect to a secondary cell (scell), based on whether a cross-carrier scheduling is supported by the scell; transmits a physical random access channel (prach) preamble to the base station through the scell; and transmits a rach response as a response to the prach preamble, based on whether the scell supports the cross-carrier scheduling, wherein the scell and a primary cell (pcell) comprises a carrier aggregation (ca) system, the pcell is a cell from which the terminal performs radio resource control (rrc) connection with the base station, and wherein the scell is at least one cell from residual cells in the carrier aggregation excluding the pcell..
07/17/14
20140198744
Method and apparatus for data-splitting transmission from multiple sites
Methods and apparatus for changing cell range coverage are disclosed. The coverage may be changed on a per-sub-frame basis.
07/17/14
20140198742
Prach signals with different bandwidths
The present disclosure concerns radio communication. More particularly, the present disclosure concerns random access procedures used in communication between user equipments (ues) and radio network nodes, such as evolved nodeb's.
07/17/14
20140198737
Overhead reduction for transmission of acknowledgment signals
A method and apparatus for compressing resources used for transmitting acknowledgment signals from user equipments (ues). An acknowledgment signal is in response to detections from a ue of one or more physical downlink control channels (pdcchs) in respective one or more transmission time interval (ttis) within m ttis.
07/17/14
20140198735
Apparatus and method for a communication system
Apparatus and method for communication are provided. The solution includes controlling the communication of a transceiver on shared data channels using a data channel slot including a sensing period and a data period and controlling a transceiver to communicate on common and dedicated control channels on a shared spectrum using control channel slots, each control channel slot including a downlink part and an uplink part, wherein the uplink part occurs at the same time as the sensing period of a data channel slot..
07/17/14
20140198732
Communication device and method for receiving information
A communication device is described including a transceiver configured to establish a communication channel via a first radio cell and receive idle mode information of a second radio cell via the communication channel.. .
07/17/14
20140198729
Controlling random access failure on a secondary cell
A method in a base station for controlling a random access, ra, procedure is provided. The base station initiates (201) an ra procedure on a secondary cell, scell, in a user equipment, ue, by sending to the ue a physical downlink control channel, pdcch, order for a ra procedure on the scell.
07/17/14
20140198726
Broadcast and system information for machine type communication
Methods, systems, and devices are described for facilitating machine type communication in a wireless communications system. Link budget-limited mtc devices, may be supported.
07/17/14
20140198720
Antenna port management for localized enhanced physical downlink control channel transmissions
Methods, systems, and devices are described for managing wireless communications. A first decoding candidate and a second decoding candidate are identified from a plurality of decoding candidates for a localized enhanced physical downlink control channel (epdcch) transmission.
07/17/14
20140198715
Establishing wireless communication between a train and base stations
Methods and systems are provided for communication between moving objects (e.g., a train) and land-based systems (e.g., base stations of mobile wireless networks). For example, wireless communication may be established between a train and one or more base stations arranged along a track travelled by the train.
07/17/14
20140198707
Data transmission method through point to multi-point transmission service
The present disclosure proposes a data transmission method through multimedia broadcast multicast services (mbms). Specifically, the present disclosure proposes using a cell broadcast service to perform data transmission, and the proposed functions would include receiving an information of a service data, allocating a data channel resource based on the information of the service data to generate an allocation information for the data channel, allocating a control channel resource based on the information of the service data to generate an allocation information for the control channel, and transmitting the allocation information for the control channel to a target device..
07/17/14
20140198685
Broadcast and paging channels for machine type communication
Methods, systems, and devices are described for facilitating machine type communication in a wireless communications system. Link budget-limited mtc devices, may be supported.
07/17/14
20140198683
Method and apparatus for channel estimation in a distributed multi-node system
Disclosed are a method and an apparatus for channel estimation in a multi-node distributed system. A method for channel state estimation comprises the steps of: a terminal receiving channel state information reference signal (csi-rs) set-up information; and the terminal calculating interference on the basis of the csi-rs set-up information and then transmitting channel state information (csi) based on the interference, wherein the csi-rs set-up information may include at least one of an external interference measurement field and an internal interference measurement field.
07/17/14
20140198682
Method and apparatus for performing effective feedback in wireless communication system supporting multiple antennas
A method for transmitting channel status information (csi) of downlink multi-carrier transmission includes generating the csi including at least one of a rank indicator (ri), a first precoding matrix index (pmi), a second pmi and a channel quality indicator (cqi) for one or more downlink carriers, the cqi being calculated based on precoding information determined by a combination of the first and second pmis, determining, when two or more csis collide with one another in one uplink subframe of one uplink carrier, a csi to be transmitted on the basis of priority, and transmitting the determined csi over a uplink channel. If a csi including an ri or a wideband first pmi collides with a csi including a wideband cqi or a subband cqi, the csi including a wideband cqi or a subband cqi has low priority and is dropped..
07/17/14
20140198675
Channel state information-reference signal patterns for time division duplex systems in long term evolution wireless networks
A user equipment (ue) for time division duplex (tdd) communication through a wireless communication channel has a receiver to receive a channel state information reference signal (csi-rs) subframe configuration value, a csi-rs configuration value, and a csi-rs; and circuitry to determine a subframe index corresponding to a temporal position of a special subframe including the csi-rs; determine a csi-rs pattern of one or more orthogonal frequency division modulation (ofdm) resource elements carrying the csi-rs, the pattern being from among a group of csi-rs patterns that include of dm resource elements in ofdm symbols corresponding to a physical downlink control channel (pdcch) region of a legacy lte wireless communication channel; control the receiver to receive the special subframe carrying the csi-rs during the temporal position and at the one or more ofdm resource elements of the csi-rs pattern; and measure the wireless communication channel based on the csi-rs.. .
07/17/14
20140198656
Adaptive link aggregation and virtual link aggregation
One embodiment of the present invention provides a switch. The switch comprises a plurality of ports, a link management module, a forwarding module, and a link adaptation module.
07/17/14
20140198636
Protection switching over a virtual link aggregation
One embodiment of the present invention provides a switch. The switch comprises one or more ports and a link management module.
07/17/14
20140198627
Stress-relief elastic structure of hairspring collet
A hairspring collet for a hairspring for interference engagement and an interference fit with the cylindrical outer surface of the staff of a balance wheel for a timepiece movement, said hairspring collet portion comprising a plurality of circumferentially extending elastically deformable interconnected arm portions, the arm portions forming an annulus having a central axis and providing an aperture therebetween, wherein each arm portion including a curved concave engagement portion for engagement with the outer surface of a staff of a balance wheel, wherein each engagement portion has substantially the same radius of curvature as each other and are equally spaced from said central axis at a first distance and wherein said first distance is less than the radius of the staff of the balance wheel; said engagement portions have a radius of curvature such that upon deformation of the arm portions and engagement with the outer surface of said staff the engagement portions substantially conform with the outer surface of said staff and an interference fit is formed therebetween, wherein stress induced from said interference fit is transferred and distributed from along the engagement portions to the arm portions adjacent the engagement portions and distributed therein; and wherein the interference fit of the engagement portions with the staff substantially prevents relative movement between the hairspring collet and the staff of the balance wheel upon application of load from a hairspring in use in a timepiece movement.. .
07/17/14
20140198365
Multi-beam laser scanning system and method
A multi-beam laser scanning system comprising a laser, a beam splitter, a first scanning unit, a second scanning unit, and a control unit is disclosed herein. The laser is used for generating an initial laser beam.
07/17/14
20140198309
Enhanced scanning of transparent fibers
An apparatus and methods for scanning and measuring transparent fibers. One example method includes placing the transparent fibers on a platen of a flat-bed style scanner and compressing the transparent fibers to the platen with a cover including a non-reflective surface adjacent to the transparent fibers.
07/17/14
20140198308
Panoramic scan radar and panoramic laser scanning method
A panoramic scan radar is provided. The panoramic scan radar includes: a fixed base; a rotary base which is rotatably combined with the fixed base; a reflector which is disposed on the rotary base to rotate with the rotary base and includes a reflective surface; a laser emitter which is disposed on the rotary base to rotate with the rotary base and selectively irradiate laser beams onto a plurality of points on the reflective surface of the reflector; and a laser receiver.
07/17/14
20140198258
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).
07/17/14
20140198254
Preemptive preloading of television program data
Digital television channels are preemptively cached based on a modeling of a user to reduce delays while switching channels. A current television channel is selected using a first tuner.
07/17/14
20140198252
System and method for captioning media
A method for collaboratively captioning media, the media including video and audio, the method including: receiving a first annotation as a caption in a first language for a media segment from a first device, rendering the first annotation as the caption in the first language for the media segment at a second device, receiving a second annotation as the caption in the first language for the media segment from the second device, and in response to a request from a third device to stream the media, streaming the video, the audio, and the second annotation to the third device.. .
07/17/14
20140198144
Backpressure control unit, liquid ejecting head, and liquid ejecting apparatus
A backpressure control unit that introduces a liquid from an external liquid holding unit and supplies the liquid to a main head unit for ejecting the liquid via a nozzle opening includes a flow channel member having an introduction channel, a valve member, and a supply channel, and a cover that that combines a base portion and a cover portion and houses the flow channel member therewithin. This provides a backpressure control unit that improves yields by absorbing discrepancies in properties of backpressure control valves to the greatest extent possible while at the same time making it possible to change designs in a flexible manner..


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