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Date/App# patent app List of recent Ann-related patents
02/04/16
20160037574 
 Device auto pairing without touch and tap patent thumbnailnew patent Device auto pairing without touch and tap
A device-to-device (d2d) pairing assembly comprises: a first and a second device detecting and communicating (ddc) component communicatively coupled to each other and to a microprocessor that executes a device pairing parameter exchange (dppe) utility, which configures the d2d pairing assembly to: detect a communicative coupling of a first user device to the first ddc component; receive from the first user device at least one first pairing parameter, which first pairing parameter enables another device to connect to and participate in a pairing session with the first user device; detect a communicative coupling of a second user device to the second ddc component; and communicate the at least one first pairing parameter to the second user device, via the second ddc component, to trigger the second user device to connect to and participate in a pairing session with the first user device via a direct device-to-device communication channel.. .
Google Technology Holdings Llc


02/04/16
20160037560 
 Device, network, and  communications with spatial-specific sensing patent thumbnailnew patent Device, network, and communications with spatial-specific sensing
A device, network, and method for communications with spatial-specific sensing is provided. In an embodiment, a method in a first communication node for providing contention-based transmission from the first communication node in a network to a second communication node includes determining, by the first communication node, a transmission direction, the transmission direction characterized by a digital beamforming direction and an analog beamsteering direction; performing, by the first communication node, spatial-specific carrier sensing in accordance with a sensing direction associated with the transmission direction; determining, by the first communication node, a channel status of a channel along the sensing direction according to the spatial-specific carrier sensing; and transmitting, by the first communication node, a transmission along the transmission direction..
Futurewei Technologies, Inc.


02/04/16
20160037543 
 Obtaining control channel elements of physical downlink control channels for cross-carrier scheduling patent thumbnailnew patent Obtaining control channel elements of physical downlink control channels for cross-carrier scheduling
Methods and apparatus of a nodeb or a user equipment (ue) in communication with each other are provided. The nodeb transmits and the ue receives via a physical downlink control channel (pdcch).
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160037540 
 Maximizing channel capacity for common downlink channels patent thumbnailnew patent Maximizing channel capacity for common downlink channels
A wireless access node and method are described herein for improving a bandwidth utilization efficiency of a common downlink (dl) channel when transmitting device-related information included in one or more messages to a wireless device or a group of wireless devices, wherein the one or more messages have one or more transport block formats that meet a coverage class need of the wireless device or the group of wireless devices. In addition, a wireless device and method are described herein for improving a bandwidth utilization efficiency of the common dl channel by receiving one or more messages including device-related information on the common dl channel from the wireless access node, wherein the one or more messages have one or more transport block formats that meet a coverage class need of the wireless device..
Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)


02/04/16
20160037537 
 Method and  controlling clear channel assessment threshold patent thumbnailnew patent Method and controlling clear channel assessment threshold
Method and apparatus for controlling cca threshold of a wireless communication channel is provided. The method includes: obtaining a noisy level of the channel based on the number of first data received by a first terminal in a first period, the first terminal being a sta or ap in a wireless network, and the first data include aggregation frames or non-aggregation frames; and adjusting the cca threshold the first terminal uses in data transmission in a second period based on the noisy level.
Spreadtrum Communications (shanghai) Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160037534 
 Channel switching method and channel reception method to increase spectrum use efficiency, and channel switching apparatus and channel reception apparatus using the same patent thumbnailnew patent Channel switching method and channel reception method to increase spectrum use efficiency, and channel switching apparatus and channel reception apparatus using the same
Provided is a channel switching method and channel reception method to enhance spectrum use efficiency and a channel switching apparatus and channel reception apparatus using the same. The channel switching method may include extracting, based on received information associated with a virtual channel currently viewed by a user, broadcasting data on a corresponding virtual channel in a physical channel, determining communication data to be added to an idle frequency band in the physical channel including the extracted broadcasting data, and transmitting a transmission data stream generated based on communication data and broadcasting data included in the physical channel, wherein the physical channel comprises broadcasting data on a plurality of virtual channels and uses a predetermined frequency band..
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute


02/04/16
20160037514 
 Enhanced node b (enb) and  mtc coexistence patent thumbnailnew patent Enhanced node b (enb) and mtc coexistence
Embodiments of a machine-type communication (mtc) user equipment (ue) and methods for configuring a mtc ue using an evolved node b (enb) are generally described herein. A method for configuring a ue for communication performed by circuitry of an evolved node b (enb) may include broadcasting, from the enb, a physical downlink control channel (pdcch) transmission on a licensed band, transmitting, from the enb to the ue, a physical broadcast channel (pbch) transmission multiplexed with a machine-type communication (mtc) pbch (m-pbch) transmission, the m-pbch transmission including a mtc master information block (m-mib) in a mtc region of the licensed band, wherein the mtc region includes a subset of frequencies of the licensed band, and transmitting, from the enb to the ue, a first data transmission on the mtc region in a downlink..

02/04/16
20160037510 
 Method for performing a logical channel prioritization and communication device thereof patent thumbnailnew patent Method for performing a logical channel prioritization and communication device thereof
There is provided a method for performing a logical channel prioritization. The method may comprise: receiving an uplink (ul) grant; identifying a set of logical channels whose data are to be transmitted using the uplink grant; and performing a logical channel prioritization (lcp) based on the identified set of logical channels..
Lg Electronics Inc.


02/04/16
20160037509 
 Techniques to reduce bandwidth usage through multiplexing and compression patent thumbnailnew patent Techniques to reduce bandwidth usage through multiplexing and compression
Techniques to reduce bandwidth usage through multiplexing and compression are described. In one embodiment, an apparatus may comprise a local interface component and an external interface component the local interface component may be operative to receive a plurality of communication requests.
Onavo Mobile Ltd.


02/04/16
20160037501 
 Lte control channel reservation in rf bands with competing communication systems patent thumbnailnew patent Lte control channel reservation in rf bands with competing communication systems
Systems and methods presented herein provide for an lte wireless communication system operating in an rf band with a conflicting wireless system. The lte system includes a first enodeb operable to transmit downlink communications to ues in the rf band and to receive uplink communications from the ues in the rf band.
Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.


02/04/16
20160037498 
new patent

Blind decoding for an enhanced physical downlink control channel (epdcch)


Technology for a user equipment (ue) configured for blind decoding downlink control information (dci) from an enhanced physical downlink control channel (epdcch). The ue can receive, from a base station, the epdcch that includes the dci.
Intel Corporation


02/04/16
20160037497 
new patent

Enhanced base station and communicating through an enhanced distributed antenna system (edas)


Embodiments of an enhanced base station and method for communicating through an enhanced distributed antenna system (edas) are generally described herein. The edas includes geographically-separated antenna nodes and each of the antenna nodes has a plurality of antenna elements.
Intel Corporation


02/04/16
20160037491 
new patent

Method for receiving control information on epdcch


In one embodiment of the present specification, provided is a method for receiving control information on an enhanced physical downlink control channel (epdcch). The method for receiving control information may comprise the steps of: receiving information associated with a pattern change of a demodulation reference signal (dmrs); identifying a time of changing mapping between an enhanced resource element group (ereg) and an enhanced control channel element (ecce) for an epdcch, according to the pattern change of the dmrs; and receiving control information on the epdcch by applying the change of the mapping at the identified time..
Lg Electronics Inc.


02/04/16
20160037485 
new patent

Apparatus for transmitting and receiving data in a wireless communication system and method thereof


An apparatus for transmitting and receiving data in a wireless communication system method thereof are disclosed. In a terminal of a wireless communication system, the present invention includes receiving a physical downlink control channel (hereinafter abbreviated pdcch), receiving a physical downlink shared channel (hereinafter abbreviated pdsch), and demodulating the pdsch by interpreting the pdcch according to a type of a subframe including the pdcch and the pdsch..
Lg Electronics Inc.


02/04/16
20160037457 
new patent

Power adaptation apparatus and power adaptation controlling uplink/downlink power


A power adaptation apparatus for a wireless communication channel includes a power ratio compensator. The power ratio compensator is capable of receiving a channel quality indicator and compensating a power ratio parameter according to the channel quality indicator, wherein the power ratio parameter defines a relation between power of the wireless communication channel and power of another wireless communication channel, and is referenced for setting the power of the wireless communication channel..
Mediatek Inc.


02/04/16
20160037449 
new patent

Slot skipping techniques for reduced power consumption in time slotted channel hopping mac protocol


A device may be coupled to a time slot based communication system and receive a timing beacon packet that is broadcast in a time slot of the communication system at a periodic rate, in which the network uses a time slotted channel hopping protocol of sequential frames each having a plurality of time slots. The device may synchronize its time base to the timing beacon.
Texas Instruments Incorporated


02/04/16
20160037419 
new patent

Control power configuration on heterogeneous network, and user equipment


The present application provides a control method for power configuration on a heterogeneous network, and a user equipment. The control method for power configuration includes: determining whether the user equipment is in a soft handover area, in which a macro base station is used as a serving base station, between uplink and downlink balance points; when the user equipment is in the soft handover area, in which the macro base station is used as the serving base station, between the uplink and downlink balance points, increasing power of a dedicated physical control channel, so that the serving base station can normally receive a signal from the user equipment; and adjusting a power offset of an enhanced dedicated physical data channel to a first power offset, where the first power offset is any value in a flat area of an optimal power offset of the user equipment..
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160037364 
new patent

Bursty-interference-aware interference management


A method of interference management for a wireless device in a wireless communication system may comprise monitoring a packet error metric associated with transmissions over a communication channel of the wireless communication system, modifying a packet size attribute associated with mpdus processed at the wireless device, identifying a bursty interference condition on the communication channel based on a change in the packet error metric in response to the modified packet size attribute, and generating a bursty interference indicator based on the identification of the bursty interference condition. Another method may comprise receiving a bursty interference indicator identifying a bursty interference condition on a communication channel of the wireless communication system, adjusting a packet size attribute associated with mpdus processed at the wireless device based on the bursty interference indicator, and transmitting one or more mpdus over the communication channel according to the adjusted packet size attribute..
Qualcomm Incorporated


02/04/16
20160037363 
new patent

Interference management in a bursty-interference environment


A method of interference management for a wireless device in a wireless communication system may comprise, for example, receiving, at a first wireless device from a second wireless device of the wireless communication system, channel measurement statistics associated with a communication channel of the wireless communication system, comparing the channel measurement statistics to a corresponding bursty interference signature characteristic of bursty interference, identifying a bursty interference condition on the communication channel based on the comparison, and generating a bursty interference indicator based on the identification of the bursty interference condition. Other methods of interference management for a wireless device in a wireless communication system are also disclosed..
Qualcomm Incorporated


02/04/16
20160037353 
new patent

Methods and access, enablement and control by devices in tv white space


Methods and apparatus for access, enablement and control of devices in tv white space are provided. Methods and apparatus for channel scanning by a device are provided that shorten channel scanning time by using a 5 mhz measurement pilot frame at a predetermined location within an enabling device's channel, regardless of the operating bandwidth of the enabling device.
Thomson Licensing


02/04/16
20160037352 
new patent

Techniques for configuring uplink channel transmissions using shared radio frequency spectrum band


Techniques for wireless communications over a shared radio frequency spectrum band, may include techniques for transmitting uplink data transmissions using allocated uplink resources. Allocated uplink resources may include an uplink channel comprising a number of allocated interlaces of resource blocks (rbs) for use by a user equipment (ue).
Qualcomm Incorporated


02/04/16
20160037323 
new patent

Method for making device to device communication in wireless communications system and apparatus therefor


The present invention relates to a method for making device to device (d2d) communication. More specifically, the step of enabling a first device communicating with another device through channel hopping to find a second device for communication further includes the steps of: finding the second device based on a first channel hopping sequence in a first time interval within the entire find cycle during which the first device performs the channel hopping; and setting the first device so as to perform the channel hopping based on a second channel hopping sequence in a second time interval within the entire find cycle, wherein the entire find cycle of the first device is determined based on the second channel hopping sequence in the second time interval and the number of repeated second channel hopping sequences..
Lg Electronics Inc.


02/04/16
20160037310 
new patent

Systems and methods for establishing a group communication based on motion of a mobile device


Methods and systems of communication using a mobile device include communicating with other mobile devices over an initial communication channel, detecting a first motion of the mobile device moving from a first position to a second position, establishing a second communication channel with the other mobile devices in response to the detected first motion, and communicating with the other mobile devices over the second communication channel. In an example, the initial communication may be a half-duplex communication channel, and the second communication channel may be a full-duplex communication channel.
Qualcomm Incorporated


02/04/16
20160037283 
new patent

Apparatus and center signal scaling and stereophonic enhancement based on a signal-to-downmix ratio


An apparatus for generating a modified audio signal having two or more modified audio channels from an audio input signal comprising two or more audio input channels is provided. The apparatus has an information generator for generating signal-to-downmix information.
Fraunhofer-gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.


02/04/16
20160037187 
new patent

Sharing mobile subscriber content in a publically viewable content distribution network


Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system receiving a request from a mobile device to distribute mobile video content from the mobile device by way of a television service. The system determines a particular television channel of the television service based on the request, receives the mobile video content and provides program content for the particular television channel.
At&t Intellectual Property I, Lp


02/04/16
20160036884 
new patent

Communicating multimedia data


A method of communicating multimedia data includes establishing a first connection between a transmitter unit and an administration server, establishing a second connection between a receiver unit and the administration server, assigning a same unique communication channel to the transmitter unit and the receiver unit by the administration server, establishing a third connection between the transmitter unit and the receiver unit using the same unique communication channel upon the first and second connections being established, and transmitting the multimedia data from the transmitter unit to the receiver unit via the third connection. The transmitter and receiver units respectively have unique identification codes that uniquely identify the units from other units connected to the administration server.

02/04/16
20160036801 
new patent

User authentication in separate authentication channels


Apparatuses, systems, methods, and computer program products are disclosed for user authentication in separate authentication channels. A token module is configured to create a unique token in response to receiving user credentials from an unknown user for a secure interface of a third party system.
Mx Technologies, Inc.


02/04/16
20160036724 
new patent

Automatic multi-application scanner for application migration to cloud


A system for estimating the costs to migrate a non-tenant-aware application to an equivalent tenant-aware application is disclosed. The system scans and identifies local resources used by the non-tenant-aware application and matches the identified local resources with cloud resources capable of sustaining an equivalent tenant-aware application.
Corent Technology, Inc.


02/04/16
20160036708 
new patent

Rf-aware packet filtering in radio access networks


Methods and systems are provided for filtering packets in a wireless communication system in the to-subscriber direction. This filtering is at least in part based on rf circuit state information.
Cisco Technology, Inc.


02/04/16
20160036660 
new patent

Dynamic audio/video channel bonding


A data communication architecture delivers a wide variety of content, including audio and video content, to consumers. The architecture employs channel bonding to deliver more bandwidth than any single communication channel can carry.
Broadcom Corporation


02/04/16
20160036611 
new patent

Scattered pilot pattern and channel estimation mimo-ofdm systems


Methods and apparatus are provided for inserting data symbols and pilot symbols in an ofdm (orthogonal frequency division multiplexing) transmission resource utilizing frequency hopping patterns for the data symbols and/or the pilot symbols. Data symbols and pilot symbols are allocated for down link (base station to mobile station) and up link (mobile station to bases station) transmission resources in a two-dimensional time-frequency pattern.
Blackberry Limited


02/04/16
20160036585 
new patent

Method and system for simulating a noisy communications channel based on a cryptographic function implemented in fpga or asic


A method of simulating communication channel noise comprising generating, by a fpga or asic, a stream of uniformly distributed random variables using a cryptographic algorithm, applying a mathematical transform to the uniformly distributed random variables using the fpga or asic to create a signal comprised of normally distributed random variables, adjusting a mean and variance of the signal using the fpga or asic, outputting, by the fpga or asic, an output noise signal, adding, by the fpga or asic, i and q samples of the output noise signal to i and q symbols of a data carrier signal at complex baseband, modulating, using a modulator, the summed i and q symbols to create a composite carrier signal, and upconverting using an upconverter, the composite carrier signal for transmission across a telecommunications channel to simulate a noisy telecommunications channel.. .
Comtech Ef Data Corp.


02/04/16
20160036579 
new patent

Method and configuring link in wireless lan system


A method and an apparatus for configuring a link in a wireless lan system are disclosed. The method for configuring a wireless link comprises: a step of receiving a first beacon message from a first wireless access device through a first communication channel among at least one communication channel; a step of acquiring, from the first communication channel, a first wireless access information to be used for accessing the first beacon message; a step of acquiring, from the first beacon message, a second communication channel list among at least one of the communication channels in which a second wireless access device is operating; a step of determining a communication channel for access among the first and the second communication channels; and a step of attempting access by using the determined communication channel.
Intellectual Discovery Co. Ltd.


02/04/16
20160036573 
new patent

Receiving apparatus in wireless communication system and channel estimation control method


It is desired to provide a receiving apparatus in a wireless communication system and a channel estimation control method that are capable of reducing delay in channel estimation and the error rate in decoding channel information. To achieve this, in a wireless communication system using a first reference signal, with which a control information signal is not multiplexed, and a second reference signal, with which a control information signal is multiplexed, a receiver (200) includes: an a/n detection selection unit (211) that selects whether to use both the first reference signal and the second reference signal for channel estimation or to use only the first reference signal for channel estimation; and a channel estimation unit (209) that carries out channel estimation by use of the selected reference signal(s)..
Nec Corporation


02/04/16
20160036572 
new patent

Dynamic control of channel sounding for transmit beamforming


The present disclosure discloses a system and method for dynamic control of channel sounding for transmit beamforming. Generally, sounding frames are periodically transmitted by a network device to a particular device at a first sounding interval.
Aruba Networks, Inc.


02/04/16
20160036559 
new patent

Mobile station apparatus, processing method, and integrated circuit


A mobile station apparatus transmits in a subframe, to a base station apparatus, hybrid automatic repeat request (harq) control information and channel state information on the indicated one physical uplink control channel resource, the harq control information and the channel state information being transmitted using one of a first processing method of coding and a second processing method of coding, the one of the first processing method of coding and the second processing method of coding being applied on the basis of whether a sum of a number of bits of the harq control information and a number of bits of the channel state information exceeds a second predetermined value.. .
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha


02/04/16
20160036556 
new patent

Signal jamming suppression


Provided are processes for suppressing jamming signals that may include use of a signal processing circuit. A signal processing circuit can be configured to obtain a jamming signal and a feedback signal, process the jamming signal and the feedback signal to determine a cancellation signal for use in suppressing the jamming signal, and output the cancellation signal to a radio-frequency transmitter.
Vencore Labs, Inc.


02/04/16
20160036543 
new patent

Method and measuring interference in a telecommunications system


A method for a receiving/transmitting unit of a wireless network, for facilitating noise and interference measurements on an air interface is described. Information relating to a time-varying layout of a silent resource element (re) grid is obtained and a presence of a silent re grid is taken into account in the reception of a control or a data channel..

02/04/16
20160036493 
new patent

System and low data-rate communication over a carrier current


The invention relates to a system for low data-rate communication over a modulated direct carrier current, having one or more communication transmitters (6, 8), a communication receiver (10), and a wire bus (12) forming a shared transmission channel. Each communication transmitter (6, 8) is configured to form a first raw staggered transmission frame according to a second staggered transmission frame, said staggered transmission frames using a set of separate basic chip-encoding sequences.
Mersen France Sb Sas


02/04/16
20160036486 
new patent

Phase rotator for compensating transceiver impairments


A phase rotator corrects the iq imbalance in a wireless transceiver. The phase rotator is a part of a compensation system that detects and separates reception impairment images from transmission impairment images.
Texas Instruments Incorporated


02/04/16
20160036458 
new patent

Signal generator and generating signal patterns


A signal generator includes: a dual-port ram for digitally storing multiple waveforms in a predefined temporal resolution; multiple channels for modeling in each case one signal pattern from at least one of the waveforms; and multiple digital-analog converters for analog output of the signal patterns in the temporal resolution.. .
Robert Bosch Gmbh


02/04/16
20160036297 
new patent

Use of an involute shaped housing surrounding shaft(s) to promote shaft annulus fluid flow


The powertrain includes a sump and an electric motor-generator configured to convert electrical energy into mechanical energy. The electric motor-generator includes a stator and a rotor.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc


02/04/16
20160036076 
new patent

Method of operating fuel cell system


An operation method of a fuel cell system includes the step of determining whether or not performance recovery control of a fuel cell stack should be started. This operation method includes the step of, if it is determined that the performance recovery control should be started, supplying water content to a membrane electrode assembly by a water content adjusting device, while maintaining power generation voltage of the fuel cell stack at 0.3 v or lower in a state where an oxygen-containing gas is circulated through a closed circulation channel..
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160035917 
new patent

Techniques for perovskite layer crystallization


Vacuum annealing-based techniques for forming perovskite materials are provided. In one aspect, a method of forming a perovskite material is provided.
International Business Machines Corporation


02/04/16
20160035916 
new patent

Multifunctional nanostructured metal-rich metal oxides


A transparent conductive oxide (tco) material includes a metal-rich metal oxide having an average formula (m1, m2 . .
The Trustees Of Dartmouth College


02/04/16
20160035852 
new patent

Metal silicide, metal germanide, methods for making the same


In one aspect, methods of silicidation and germanidation are provided. In some embodiments, methods for forming metal silicide can include forming a non-oxide interface, such as germanium or solid antimony, over exposed silicon regions of a substrate.
Asm International N.v.


02/04/16
20160035720 
new patent

Combining ztcr resistor with laser anneal for high performance pmos transistor


An integrated circuit containing a pmos transistor may be formed by implanting boron in the p-channel source drain (psd) implant step at a dose consistent with effective channel length control, annealing the psd implant, and subsequently concurrently implanting boron into a polysilicon resistor with a zero temperature coefficient of resistance using an implant mask which also exposes the pmos transistor, followed by a millisecond anneal.. .
Texas Instruments Incorporated


02/04/16
20160035717 
new patent

Structures, methods and applications for electrical pulse anneal processes


Structures and methods are provided for nanosecond electrical pulse anneal processes. The method of forming an electrostatic discharge (esd) n+/p+ structure includes forming an n+ diffusion on a substrate and a p+ diffusion on the substrate.
International Business Machines Corporation


02/04/16
20160035716 
new patent

Structures, methods and applications for electrical pulse anneal processes


Structures and methods are provided for nanosecond electrical pulse anneal processes. The method of forming an electrostatic discharge (esd) n+/p+ structure includes forming an n+ diffusion on a substrate and a p+ diffusion on the substrate.
International Business Machines Corporation


02/04/16
20160035603 
new patent

Laser annealing apparatus


Provided is a laser annealing apparatus that may include: a laser light source section configured to output pulsed laser light to be applied to a thin film formed on a workpiece; a pulse width varying section configured to vary a pulse width of the pulsed laser light; a melt state measuring section configured to detect that the thin film irradiated with the pulsed laser light is in a melt state; and a controlling section configured to determine, based on a result of detection by the melt state measuring section, a duration of time during which the thin film is in the melt state, and to control the pulse width varying section to allow the duration of time to be of a predetermined length.. .
Kyushu University, National University Corporation


02/04/16
20160035600 
new patent

Methods and apparatuses for deuterium recovery


Novel methods, systems, and apparatuses for reclaiming annealing gases from a high pressure annealing processing system are disclosed. According to an embodiment, the exhaust gasses from the high pressure annealing processing system are directed into a gas reclaiming system only when a precious gas, e.g., deuterium is used.
Poongsan Corporation


02/04/16
20160035572 
new patent

Doping of a substrate via a dopant containing polymer film


Disclosed herein is a method for doping a substrate, comprising disposing a coating of a composition comprising a copolymer, a dopant precursor and a solvent on a substrate; where the copolymer is capable of phase segregating and embedding the dopant precursor while in solution; and annealing the substrate at a temperature of 750 to 1300° c. For 0.1 second to 24 hours to diffuse the dopant into the substrate.
Dow Global Technologies Llc


02/04/16
20160035565 
new patent

Methods for fabricating integrated circuits using directed self-assembly chemoepitaxy


Methods for directed self-assembly (dsa) using chemoepitaxy in the design and fabrication of integrated circuits are disclosed herein. An exemplary method includes forming an a or b-block attracting layer over a base semiconductor layer, forming a trench in the a or b-block attracting layer to expose a portion of the base semiconductor layer, and forming a neutral brush or mat or sams layer coating within the trench and over the base semiconductor layer.
Globalfoundries, Inc.


02/04/16
20160035496 
new patent

Method of formulating perovskite solar cell materials


A method for preparing photoactive perovskite materials. The method comprises the step of preparing a lead halide precursor ink.
Hunt Energy Enterprises, L.l.c.


02/04/16
20160035494 
new patent

Tantalum wire used for anode lead of tantalum capacitor and manufacturing method thereof


The present invention relates to a tantalum wire for anode lead of tantalum capacitors, characterized in that the cross section of the tantalum wire is approximate rectangular or regular rectangular. The present invention also relates to a process for manufacturing the tantalum wire, comprising the steps of: providing feedstock tantalum wire; subjecting the feedstock tantalum wire to heat treatment; subjecting the heat treated tantalum wire to surface pretreatment to form an oxide membrane on the surface-pretreated tantalum wire; rolling the surface-pretreated tantalum wire by lubricating with lubricant oil to make the cross section of the rolled tantalum wire being approximate rectangular or regular rectangular; subjecting the tantalum wire to final annealing..
Ningxia Orient Tantalum Industry Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160035469 
new patent

Non-oriented electrical steel sheet and manufacturing method thereof


A manufacturing method of a non-oriented electrical steel sheet includes: performing finish annealing of a cold-rolled steel strip; and forming a tension-applying type insulating film of not less than 1 g/m2 and not more than 6 g/m2 on a surface of the cold-rolled steel strip. The performing the finish annealing includes forming an oxide layer containing al2o3 or (al, cr)2o3 and having a thickness of not less than 0.01 μm and not more than 0.5 μm on the surface of the cold-rolled steel strip with setting a temperature of the cold-rolled steel strip to not lower than 800° c.
Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation


02/04/16
20160035355 
new patent

Audio decoder and decoding method using efficient downmixing


A method, an apparatus, a computer readable storage medium configured with instructions for carrying out a method, and logic encoded in one or more computer-readable tangible medium to carry out actions. The method is to decode audio data that includes n.n channels to m.m decoded audio channels, including unpacking metadata and unpacking and decoding frequency domain exponent and mantissa data; determining transform coefficients from the unpacked and decoded frequency domain exponent and mantissa data; inverse transforming the frequency domain data; and in the case m<n, downmixing according to downmixing data, the downmixing carried out efficiently..
Dolby International Ab


02/04/16
20160035258 
new patent

Banner display with swivel interface


A banner or flag is affixed to a rigid portion of a banner arm that allows the banner to hang vertically for maximum display. The banner arm is mounted to a swivel head that enables 360 degree angular rotation.

02/04/16
20160035257 
new patent

Banner display system for attachment to an automobile


Some embodiments of the present disclosure include a banner display system for displaying a banner lengthwise over an automobile. In some embodiments, the banner display system may include a first clamp assembly and a second clamp assembly, each clamp assembly including a c-clamp and a pole slot, and each clamp assembly configured to removably attach to an automobile, a first pole extending upwardly from the pole slot in the first clamp assembly; and a second pole extending upwardly from the pole slot in the second clamp assembly.

02/04/16
20160035230 
new patent

Assessing a user's engagement with digital resources


An engagement index reflects a user's level of engagement with a digital resource. Actions of the user, such as the amount of time spent on a page, the number of pages accessed, the amount of time spent in a session, and the number and type of annotations made may be used as factors in the determination of the engagement index.
Vital Source Technologies, Inc.


02/04/16
20160035224 
new patent

System and enabling virtual sightseeing using unmanned aerial vehicles


A system of virtual sightseeing using unmanned aerial vehicles (uav) and methods of making and using same. The virtual sightseeing system can include a plurality of uavs arranged over a geographical area of interest in one or more ground configurations.
Sz Dji Technology Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160035166 
new patent

Locker system using barcoded wristbands


A locker system includes one or more banks of electronic lockers. Each locker has a door lock that releasably retains the door in the closed position.
Smarte Carte, Inc.


02/04/16
20160035108 
new patent

Systems, devices, and methods for tracking and compensating for patient motion during a medical imaging scan


A motion tracking system for dynamic tracking of and compensation for motion of a patient during a magnetic resonance scan comprises a first camera positioned to view an optical marker along a first line of sight; a second camera positioned to view the optical marker along a second line of sight; and a computer system configured to analyze images generated by the first and second cameras to determine changes in position of the optical marker, and to generate tracking data for use by a magnetic resonance scanner to dynamically adjust scans to compensate for the changes in position of the optical marker, wherein the computer system is configured to dynamically adapt its image analysis to utilize images from all cameras that are currently viewing the optical marker.. .
Kineticor, Inc.


02/04/16
20160035088 
new patent

Automated separation of binary overlapping trees


Provided are systems and methods for analyzing images. An exemplary method can comprise receiving at least one image having one or more annotations indicating a feature.
The United States Of America, As Represented By The Secretary Of The Dept. Of Veterans Affairs


02/04/16
20160035085 
new patent

Method for detecting and quantifying cerebral infarct


A method for detecting a cerebral infarct includes receiving an image of a brain of a subject from a magnetic resonance imaging scanner, wherein the image has a plurality of voxels, and each of the voxels has a voxel intensity. Then, the voxel intensities are normalized, wherein the normalized voxel intensities have a distribution peak, and the normalized voxel intensity of the distribution peak is ipeak.
National Central University


02/04/16
20160034990 
new patent

System and securely retrieving private data from customer mobile device


A method and system for handling private user data in transactions between mobile devices and destination websites for e-commerce or other electronic transactions involving private user data. In particular, the present invention relates to a method and system for facilitating a secure transaction without requiring a user to login into the e-commerce website with a user name and password while allowing the user to maintain control over their personal information.

02/04/16
20160034923 
new patent

Systems and methods for multi-channel data aggregation


Systems and methods for multi-channel data aggregation that can facilitate consumer engagement are provided to enable customer-centric solutions by collecting data across the lifecycle of consumers, studying usage patterns and protection needs and facilitating meaningful collaborations between peers and experts. Gamification techniques are employed to aggregate voluminous data captured from multiple channels that can be analyzed for usage patterns to provide an insight into consumers' psyche and enable tailor-made solutions for promoting consumer stickiness..
Tata Consultancy Services Limited


02/04/16
20160034878 
new patent

Method for communicating an electronic transaction by way of a mobile terminal


If said main channel (c2) is unavailable, sending of the produced transaction data along a secondary channel (c3) established with the point of sale so that the point of sale (1) can transmit the data to the access network (r).. .

02/04/16
20160034756 
new patent

Coarse document classification


Systems and methods coarsely classify unknown documents in a group or not with reference document(s). Documents get scanned into digital images.
Lexmark International, Inc.


02/04/16
20160034755 
new patent

Coarse document classification


Systems and methods coarsely classify unknown documents in a group or not with reference document(s). Documents get scanned into digital images.
Lexmark International, Inc.


02/04/16
20160034726 
new patent

Card reader and use thereof


An integrated circuit that communicates with a host device via audio channels includes an interfacing circuit that receives and transmits analog signals on the audio channels. Such audio channels are designed for audio speakers and microphones and the interfacing circuit transmits digital data based on the received analog signals.
Id Tech


02/04/16
20160034692 
new patent

Automated contact list matching with improved privacy


A method and system for matching a first plurality of private data sets with a second plurality of data sets stored on a server-based communication system. A method including the steps of a) the server computer computing (216) a hash value length s representing the number of bits of a cryptographic hash value of a unique portion—e.g.
Qnective Ag


02/04/16
20160034646 
new patent

Systems and methods for electronic medical charting


One aspect of the present disclosure relates to a system that can enter clinical data on an electronic medical chart. A graphical data input can be received from an ink-over interface.
Marshfield Clinic Health System, Inc.


02/04/16
20160034512 
new patent

Context-based metadata generation and automatic annotation of electronic media in a computer network


Computerized systems for automating content annotation (e.g., tag creation and/or expansion) for low-content items within a computer network by leveraging intelligence of other data sources within a network to generate secondary content (e.g., a “context”) for items (e.g., documents) for use in a tagging process. For example, based on user assigned tags for an item, secondary content information can be generated and used to determine a new list of candidate tags for the item.
Regents Of The University Of Minnesota


02/04/16
20160034439 
new patent

Optimizing the placement of clustered textural annotations


A processor receives a command to optimize the placement of a plurality of annotations along a polyline displayed on a graphical user interface. The plurality of annotations has a plurality of font sizes and each font size has a height.
Landmark Graphics Corporation


02/04/16
20160034437 
new patent

Mobile social content-creation application and integrated website


A mobile device software application and interrelated mobile device-optimized website social user gallery is described. The application and website introduce 1) a new visual layout for images, text, and banners organized by topic, and optionally by date and relative order, 2) new mobile software user interfaces for viewing, creating, emailing, publicly displaying in a mobile website user gallery, partner linking, notifying via alarms, topic updating, and structurally organizing via text definition files and a local, on-device client database, these new visual layouts to empower users to create new content, or repurpose existing content from different topics, 3) new mobile software application client-side software framework marketing mechanisms, configurations, and specifications, 4) interrelated new mobile-optimized website social user gallery to display the publicly shared content sent by registered users from the mobile device software application..

02/04/16
20160034245 
new patent

Direct streaming for wireless display


A source device comprises a memory to store video data and one or more processors, wherein the one or more processors are configured to obtain encoded video data for a frame of video data; output, via a display interface for the source device and for display at a display device, a predefined frame for the frame of video data; and send, to a sink device via a wireless communication channel, the encoded video data for display at a display device associated with the sink device.. .
Qualcomm Incorporated






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