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Date/App# patent app List of recent Ann-related patents
06/23/16
20160183355 
 Selecting scanning voltages for dual energy ct scanning patent thumbnailnew patent Selecting scanning voltages for dual energy ct scanning
A method and apparatus for selecting high and low energy scanning voltages for a dual energy ct scanner are provided. The method may comprise: setting a criterion of selection for selecting high and low energy scanning voltages; generating combinations of high and low energy scanning voltages according to all scanning voltages supported by a dual energy ct scanner, wherein each of the combinations may comprise a high energy scanning voltage and a low energy scanning voltage; and selecting a combination of high and low energy scanning voltages from the generated combinations of high and low energy scanning voltages based on the criterion of selection..

06/23/16
20160183303 
 System and  optimal listen before transmit in wireless communications patent thumbnailnew patent System and optimal listen before transmit in wireless communications
One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a technique for transmitting data in a listen before talk (lbt) wireless transmission regime. A digital radio receiver is configured to simultaneously receive and decode digital data transmissions from multiple radio channels.

06/23/16
20160183300 
 Methods, wireless communication stations, and system for operating in the 5 ghz frequency band patent thumbnailnew patent Methods, wireless communication stations, and system for operating in the 5 ghz frequency band
Embodiments of a user station (sta) and methods for operating in a wireless communication network are generally described herein. In some embodiments, a sta detects that a signal, received on a wireless communication channel, was transmitted by a device operating with a bandwidth of a set of bandwidths.

06/23/16
20160183294 
 Base station and terminal of wireless communication system patent thumbnailnew patent Base station and terminal of wireless communication system
A base station and terminal that transmit/receive scheduling information about a data channel through a first carrier and that transmit/receive a data channel corresponding to scheduling information through a second carrier having a carrier type different from that of the first carrier are provided.. .

06/23/16
20160183268 
 Interference detection and remedy patent thumbnailnew patent Interference detection and remedy
Provided are methods and systems for, in some aspects, mitigating interference over a communication channel. In an aspect, a device can be configured to detect interference and to dynamically reconfigure to avoid interference.

06/23/16
20160183261 
 Method and radio node for transmitting downlink signals patent thumbnailnew patent Method and radio node for transmitting downlink signals
A method and radio node for radio communication of data with a user equipment (ue) wherein a first carrier type a is applicable for serving both legacy ues and new ues and a second carrier type b is applicable only for serving new ues, and wherein the ue is configured to support both the first and second carrier types a, b. The radio node applies the first carrier type a for downlink signals on a first frequency, and switches between the second and first carrier types b, a for downlink signals on a second frequency in order to allow the legacy ues to measure and/or be served on the second frequency.

06/23/16
20160183257 
 Uplink control in a wireless communication network patent thumbnailnew patent Uplink control in a wireless communication network
A method and system are provided having an uplink control structure and a pilot signal having minimal signal overhead for providing channel estimation and data demodulation in a wireless communication network. The uplink control structures enable mobile terminals to communicate with corresponding base stations to perform various functions including obtaining initial system access, submitting a bandwidth request, triggering a continuation of negotiated service, or providing a proposed allocation re-configuration header.

06/23/16
20160183209 
 Base station apparatus and calibration method patent thumbnailnew patent Base station apparatus and calibration method
When using a plurality of antenna elements, calibration is performed appropriately, while preventing processing time from increasing. A base station apparatus has a plurality of antenna elements; a combiner configured to receive and combine downlink transmission signals, each including a reference signal, from monitor ports provided corresponding to the antenna elements; a channel estimator configured to estimate a channel of the reference signal for each of the antenna elements; and a calibration controller configured to calculate a calibration correction value to be applied to each of the antenna elements based upon channel estimation result..

06/23/16
20160183187 
 Adjacent channel interference mitigation for low-power wake-up radio patent thumbnailnew patent Adjacent channel interference mitigation for low-power wake-up radio
This disclosure describes systems, methods, and computer-readable media related to adjacent channel interference mitigation. A first computing device may detect a first wireless channel allocated for transmission of one or more data packets from the first computing device to a second computing device.

06/23/16
20160183112 
 Method for transmitting radio link measurement for mtc and apparatus therefor patent thumbnailnew patent Method for transmitting radio link measurement for mtc and apparatus therefor
The present invention relates to a wireless communication system. Specifically, the present invention relates to a method and an apparatus for a terminal to monitor a radio link in a wireless communication system, the method comprising: a step for receiving a radio frame including a plurality of subframes; a step for generating measurement results on the basis of the signal in the radio frame; and a step for evaluating the state of the radio link of the radio frame by comparing the measurement results with one or more threshold values, wherein if a repetition is applied to a physical downlink control channel (pdcch) transmission, the measurement results are generated on the basis of the combined signal in l (l>1) subframes, and if the repetition is not applied to the pdcch transmission, the measurement results are generated on the basis of the signal in a single subframe..

06/23/16
20160183067 
new patent

A communication apparatus, a communication arrangement and a communication method


Apparatus for controlling push-to-talk communication over a professional mobile radio includes a control portion including a first optical transceiver portion for converting an optical downlink signal into an electrical downlink signal for presentation to a user and for converting an electrical uplink signal into an optical uplink signal for provision to a radio portion; one or more interface portions, each connected to the control portion by an optical link, each connectable to a respective radio portion by electrical connection, which radio portion enables communication via a respective wireless communication link over one or more communication channels, each interface portion including a second optical transceiver portion for converting a downlink signal received from the respective radio portion as an electrical signal into the optical downlink signal for provision to the control portion and for converting the optical uplink signal into an electrical uplink signal for provision to the respective radio portion.. .

06/23/16
20160183027 
new patent

Method for processing of sound signals


A method for processing audio signals for creating a three dimensional sound environment comprises: receiving at least one input signal from at least one sound source; creating a simulated signal at least partly based on the received at least one input signal, the simulated signal representing a simulation of at least one input signal reflecting from the ground or a floor; and creating an output signal at least partly on the basis of the simulated signal and the at least one received input signal, the output signal comprising a plurality of audio channels; at least two channels of the audio channels of the output signal representing signals for sound transducers above a listener's ear level at a nominal listening position, and at least two channels of the audio channels of the output signal representing signals for sound transducers below a listener's ear level at a nominal listening position.. .

06/23/16
20160183023 
new patent

Audio file playing method and apparatus


An audio file playing method and an apparatus are disclosed and are used to: when an audio file is played, expand a quantity of audio channel signals in the audio file and improve a playing effect of the audio file. The method is as follows: after the audio file is obtained, determining, whether the audio file includes an audio channel signal that can be played by the mobile device; if the audio file includes the audio channel signal that can be played by the mobile device, directly playing the audio channel signal.

06/23/16
20160182978 
new patent

Method and warding television channel video image snapshots to an auxiliary display device


A method of processing television content metadata in a communications system. The system includes a consumer device (e.g., a set-top box and/or television) in communication with an auxiliary display device (e.g., webpad).

06/23/16
20160182785 
new patent

Portable device, communication system, communication connection method, and computer-readable recording medium


A portable device includes: a first communication unit configured to communicatively connect with an external communication device by using one of communication channels; a communication state determination unit configured to determine a communication state for each communication channel; a mode switching unit configured to switch a communication mode of the portable device between: a stable communication mode for establishing communication connection with the communication device by using a communication channel in a preferable communication state in the communication channels in accordance with a determination result obtained by the communication state determination unit; and a connection priority communication mode for establishing communication connection with the communication device by using a predetermined communication channel in the communication channels without determination by the communication state determination unit; and a communication controller configured to start communication connection with the communication device via the first communication unit in the selected communication mode.. .

06/23/16
20160182750 
new patent

Recording apparatus


An ink jet printer is a multifunctional recording apparatus in which a scanner unit is coupled to a recording unit in a rotationally movable manner. The scanner unit includes a protrusion.

06/23/16
20160182747 
new patent

Parallel metadata entry and physical scanning


A scanning system provides for scanning documents and generating respective electronic copies with associated metadata. A scanner scans one or more documents to produce respective electronic copies.

06/23/16
20160182638 
new patent

Cloud serving system and cloud serving method


A data storage system comprises at least one subsystem. Each subsystem includes at least two physical servers and at least two storage devices.

06/23/16
20160182632 
new patent

Data migration in a storage network


In one example, a method may include assigning a time requirement for a transmission of data from a first data storage node to a second data storage node, assigning a maximum channel transmission rate for each of a maximum number of available transmission channels based on predetermined parameters of a transmission channel, and transmitting the data in accordance with the time requirement and the maximum number of available transmission channels. .

06/23/16
20160182613 
new patent

Methods, systems, and media for controlling information used to present content on a public display device


Methods, systems, and media for controlling information utilized to present content using a public display device are provided. In some implementations a method for presenting content on a public display device is provided, the method comprising: (a) initiating communication with one or more display devices; (b) selecting a display device; (c) establishing a communication channel with the selected display device; (d) receiving information related to an area of a screen allocated for use by the user device; (e) identifying content that is to be presented using the selected display device; (f) generating formatted content based on the area of the screen allocated for use by the user device; (g) transmitting the formatted content to the display device using the communication channel; and repeating at least (e) to (g) until (h) determining that presentation of content using the selected display device is to be inhibited..

06/23/16
20160182611 
new patent

Automated adaption of a codec


The present document describes a system comprising at least two processing nodes (1) that are connected by a network, and an application distribution function, which automatically distributes processing components (3) of an application to be run on the system over the nodes (1). The system is configured, when a sending processing component and a corresponding receiving processing component are arranged on different nodes, to determine, based on information about the processing component (3) which receive the data, in which representation to send the data via the corresponding communication channel (4)..

06/23/16
20160182591 
new patent

Automated compression of data


The application relates to a system comprising at least two processing nodes (1), wherein the nodes (1) comprise an execution environment (2) and a processing component (3), wherein each execution environment (2) includes means for establishing a communication channel (4) between an outgoing port of the processing component (3) and an inbound port of a different processing component (3), and wherein the system is configured to determine whether the communication channel (4) traverses a boundary of a node (1), and to determine whether an encoding/decoding of data to be transferred through the communication channel (4) is required.. .

06/23/16
20160182558 
new patent

Auto-tuning program analysis tools using machine learning


Machine learning (ml) significantly reduces false alarms generated by an automated analysis tool performing static security analysis. Using either user-supplied or system-generated annotation of particular findings, a “hypothesis” is generated about how to classify other static analysis findings.

06/23/16
20160182553 
new patent

Auto-tuning program analysis tools based on user feedback


User-guided machine learning (ml) significantly reduces false alarms generated by an automated analysis tool performing static security analysis. User interactivity involves initial review and annotation of findings (“witnesses”) in a report generated by the analysis tool.

06/23/16
20160182543 
new patent

Software tampering detection and reporting process


A method is disclosed. The method includes determining, by a security software application on a communication device, that the communication device has been accessed by an unauthorized user.

06/23/16
20160182524 
new patent

System platform for context-based configuration of communication channels


The techniques described herein include configuration of channels between devices and service providers at a connectable system platform. For example, a system platform may include a receiver to receive data from a communicatively coupled device.

06/23/16
20160182459 
new patent

System and securely connecting network devices


A platform, apparatus and method for internet of things implementations. For example, one embodiment of a system comprises: an internet of things (iot) hub comprising a network interface to couple the iot hub to an iot service over a wide area network (wan), and programming logic to program an identification device with one or more encryption keys usable to establish encrypted communication with an iot device; and at least one iot device interfacing with the identification device following programming of the identification device by the iot hub; wherein once the identification device is programmed and interfaced with the iot device, the iot device uses the one or more keys to establish a secure communication channel with the iot hub and/or the iot service..

06/23/16
20160182451 
new patent

Dynamic re-ordering of scanning modules in security devices


A method and apparatus are provided for preserving bandwidth of a security gateway by dynamically placing a module with a highest ratio of block rate to run-time cost before other modules in the set of scanning modules such that a most effective scanning module blocks data units before scanning is wasted on those data units by other modules. By tracking a plurality of application data units that are sent through a set of scanning modules, a scanner history tracker records a rate with which the modules block application data units from forwarding to their intended destination.

06/23/16
20160182448 
new patent

Scanner enabled with a secure input/output (i/o) module (siom)


A scanner is enabled for communication with a secure input/output (i/o) module (siom) using a secure communication protocol. The siom is provisioned with a manifest, and the manifest defines encryption for use over the secure communication protocol.

06/23/16
20160182391 
new patent

Shared flow control credits


Traffic control logic is provided to support a plurality of channels on a link. A plurality of reserved credit counters is provided to each identify reserved flow control credits for a corresponding one of the plurality of channels.

06/23/16
20160182383 
new patent

Systems and methods for allocation of classes of service to network connections corresponding to virtual channels


A system for allocating a different class of service to each network connection in a plurality of network connections, where each network connection corresponds to one or more virtual channels. The system can include a plurality of virtual channels that connect a first computer and a second computer.

06/23/16
20160182289 
new patent

System and device pairing transaction


A provisioning mechanism that may be used when a device is distributed to a third party over an untrusted distribution channel. The provisioning mechanism allows a server to recognize and trust the remote device.

06/23/16
20160182237 
new patent

Method and system for providing a way to verify the integrity of a document


Method for providing a way to verify the integrity of a document. The invention is characterised in that the method comprises the following steps: a) publishing the document with a visibly embedded piece of information; b) providing a communication channel over which a third party can send a depiction of the published document to the central server; c) accepting said depiction of the published document in the central server, and finding, in the central server and based upon the piece of information, the document; and d) if the document was found in the central server, communicating to the third party that document itself and/or information pertinent to that document.

06/23/16
20160182211 
new patent

Method and transmitting control channel in intra-cell carrier aggregation system


A method for receiving control channel and an apparatus in a wireless communication system are provided. The method includes transmitting, at a base station, information on a primary cell operating in a frequency division duplexing (fdd) mode and a secondary cell operating in a time division duplexing (tdd) mode, transmitting, at the base station, downlink scheduling information for downlink data, transmitting, at the base station, the downlink data in a first subframe according to the downlink scheduling information, and receiving, at the base station, control information corresponding to the downlink data on the primary cell, from a terminal.

06/23/16
20160182209 
new patent

Downlink channel time domain position determination


A downlink control channel time-domain position determination method and device are disclosed. The method includes: a terminal determining a way for acquiring a time-domain position of a downlink control channel and/or a time-domain starting position of a downlink data channel corresponding to the downlink control channel according to a number of repetitions of resources corresponding to the downlink control channel and/or a downlink channel type; the terminal obtaining the time-domain position of the downlink control channel and/or the time-domain starting position of the downlink data channel in accordance with the way..

06/23/16
20160182208 
new patent

Method of reporting channel state information and apparatus thereof


A method of reporting channel state information by a coverage-limited user equipment (ue), the method comprises receiving signals on a downlink channel including a downlink control channel and a downlink data channel, performing measurement of channel state information on the downlink channel and reporting channel state information including channel quality indicator based on the measurement.. .

06/23/16
20160182207 
new patent

Control information transmission method and a device therefor


A method for transmitting ack/nack (acknowledge/negative ack) information at a user equipment in a wireless communication system, and a user equipment therefore are discussed. The method according to one embodiment includes generating an ack/nack payload for a plurality of carriers, the ack/nack payload including a plurality of concatenated ack/nack sets.

06/23/16
20160182166 
new patent

Method and configuring configuration information at user equipment in a mobile communication system


A method for configuring configuration information with a user equipment in a mobile communication system is provided. The method includes determining, upon receipt of a physical uplink control channel/sounding reference signal (pucch/srs) release request from a lower layer, whether configuration information required for a transmission mode supporting coordinated multi-point (comp) has been configured, and if the configuration information has been configured, reconfiguring a setting state of the configuration information..

06/23/16
20160182159 
new patent

Method and system for interference cancellation of data channel


The disclosure discloses a method for interference cancellation of a data channel. The method includes that: bit-level channel recoding is performed on received transport block data, and then channel estimation is performed on the coded data and multiplexed antenna data of a data channel to obtain channel estimation data; data channel reconstruction is performed on the coded data with a reconstruction unit (ru) as a unit by virtue of the channel estimation data; and obtained reconstruction data is subtracted from the antenna data to implement interference cancellation.

06/23/16
20160182143 
new patent

Satellite communication link


A device configure to wirelessly transmitting optical signals via a satellite communication link includes a first sending arrangement and a first receiving arrangement. The first sending arrangement is configured to transmit optical signals via a first transmission path and a second transmission path to the first receiving arrangement.

06/23/16
20160182141 
new patent

System, decoder, and transmitting satellite signals


The invention relates to a system, a receiver and a method for satellite signal transmission, wherein the method includes the steps of grouping the signals into a data stream, splitting the data stream into at least a first and one or more second packets, transmitting the first packet via a first transmission channel (ch #1), transmitting the one or more second packets via one or more second transmission channels (ch #2), wherein the one or more second transmission channels (ch #2) are distinct from the first transmission channel (ch #1) and from one another.. .

06/23/16
20160181791 
new patent

Inductive rotary joint with secondary safety circuit


An inductive rotating power transfer circuit, preferably for transferring electrical power from the stationary part to the rotating part of a ct scanner comprises an inductive power transformer having a stationary primary side and a rotating secondary side. The secondary side is connected via a rectifier to a filtering capacitor, delivering electrical power to a load.

06/23/16
20160181628 
new patent

Fuel cell stack


Disclosed herein is a fuel cell stack with improved manufacturing performance. The fuel cell stack includes: a separator that comprises a diffusion part, as being provided with a diffusion channel, configured to distribute reaction gas and cooling water and a reaction part, as being continuously formed from the diffusion part and provided with a reaction channel that has a height greater than that of the diffusion channel, configured to move reaction gas distributed from the diffusion part and generate electrons by a chemical reaction; and a gas diffusion layer configured to contact the separator at the diffusion part and the reaction part..

06/23/16
20160181601 
new patent

Composite particles, manufacturing same, electrode, and non-aqueous electrolyte secondary cell


An object of the present invention is to provide a negative electrode active material that can bring about improved charge/discharge cycle characteristics of nonaqueous electrolyte secondary cells that use silicon-containing particles as the negative electrode active material, and to provide a method for manufacturing the negative electrode active material. The method for manufacturing composite particles according to the present invention includes a mixing step and an annealing step.

06/23/16
20160181467 
new patent

Methods for forming a transparent oxide layer for a photovoltaic device


A method of manufacturing a transparent oxide layer is provided. The manufacturing method includes disposing a cadmium tin oxide layer on a support, placing the support with the cadmium tin oxide layer within a chamber of a rapid thermal annealing system, and rapidly thermally annealing the cadmium tin oxide layer by exposing the cadmium tin oxide layer to electromagnetic radiation to form the transparent oxide layer, wherein the rapid thermal anneal is performed without first pumping down the chamber..

06/23/16
20160181397 
new patent

Method to improve reliability of high-k metal gate stacks


A method of fabricating a gate stack for a semiconductor device includes the following steps after removal of a dummy gate: growing a high-k dielectric layer over an area vacated by the dummy gate; depositing a thin metal layer over the high-k dielectric layer; annealing the replacement gate structure in an ambient atmosphere containing hydrogen; and depositing a gap fill layer.. .

06/23/16
20160181376 
new patent

Silicon carbide semiconductor device and manufacturing a silicon carbide semiconductor device


An infrared ray absorbing film is selectively formed on a surface of a silicon carbide semiconductor substrate in a predetermined area. An aluminum film and a nickel film are sequentially formed in this order on the silicon carbide semiconductor substrate in an area excluding the predetermined area in which the infrared ray absorbing film is formed.

06/23/16
20160181285 
new patent

Uniform junction formation in finfets


The present invention relates generally to semiconductor devices and more particularly, to a structure and method of forming an abrupt junction in the channel regions of high density technologies, such as tight pitch finfet devices, using recessed source-drain (s-d) regions and annealing techniques. In an embodiment, a faceted buffer layer, deposited before the s-d region is formed, may be used to control the profile and dopant concentration of the junction under the channel.

06/23/16
20160181120 
new patent

Laser annealing systems and methods with ultra-short dwell times


Laser annealing systems and methods with ultra-short dwell times are disclosed. The method includes locally pre-heating the wafer with a pre-heat line image and then rapidly scanning an annealing image relative to the pre-heat line image to define a scanning overlap region that has a dwell time is in the range from 10 ns to 500 ns.

06/23/16
20160181108 
new patent

Doping of high-k dielectric oxide by wet chemical treatment


A method for fabricating a semiconductor device includes forming a first high-k (hk) dielectric layer over a substrate, performing a wet treatment process to the first hk dielectric layer. The wet treatment includes a dopant.

06/23/16
20160181098 
new patent

Oxide semiconductor layer and production method therefor, oxide semiconductor precursor, oxide semiconductor layer, semiconductor element, and electronic device


The invention provides an oxide semiconductor layer that has less cracks and is excellent in electrical property and stability, as well as a semiconductor element and an electronic device each including the oxide semiconductor layer. The invention provides an exemplary method of producing an oxide semiconductor layer, and the method includes the precursor layer forming step of forming, on or above a substrate, a layered oxide semiconductor precursor including a compound of metal to be oxidized into an oxide semiconductor dispersed in a solution including a binder made of aliphatic polycarbonate, and the annealing step of heating the precursor layer at a first temperature achieving decomposition of 90 wt % or more of the binder, and then annealing the precursor layer at a temperature equal to or higher than a second temperature (denoted by x) that is higher than the first temperature, achieves bonding between the metal and oxygen, and has an exothermic peak value in differential thermal analysis (dta)..

06/23/16
20160180973 
new patent

Reactor pressure vessel assembly including a flow barrier structure


A reactor pressure vessel assembly may include a housing surrounding a reactor core, steam separators, and a chimney. Inner surfaces of the chimney and reactor core define a conduit for transporting a two phase flow stream from the reactor core through the chimney to the steam separators.

06/23/16
20160180888 
new patent

Annotating media content with user-specified information


A method of annotating stored media information may include outputting stored media information based on an associated index file and receiving an annotation request at a point in the index file. The method may also include receiving and storing annotation information associated with the annotation request.

06/23/16
20160180874 
new patent

Hard magnetic alloy thin film used in high density perpendicular magnetic recording medium


This invention discloses a hard magnetic alloy thin film used in a high density perpendicular magnetic recording medium. This film incorporates a glass substrate and a ferromagnetic layer formed on the glass substrate.

06/23/16
20160180869 
new patent

Magnetic read head with magnetoresistive (mr) enhancements toward low resistance x area (ra) product


A method of forming a magnetoresistive (mr) sensor with a composite tunnel barrier comprised primarily of magnesium oxynitride and having a mr ratio of at least 70%, resistance x area (ra) product <1 ohm-μm2, and fewer pinholes than a conventional mgo layer is disclosed. The method involves forming a mg/mgon/mg, mg/mgon/mgn, mgn/mgon/mgn, or mgn/mgon/mg intermediate tunnel barrier stack and then annealing to drive loosely bound oxygen into adjacent layers thereby forming mgo/mgon/mg, mgo/mgon/mgon, mgon/mgon/mgon, and mgon/mgon/mgo composite tunnel barriers, respectively, wherein oxygen content in the middle mgon layer is greater than in upper and lower mgon layers.

06/23/16
20160180852 
new patent

Speaker identification using spatial information


Embodiments of the present invention relate to speaker identification using spatial information. A method of speaker identification for audio content being of a format based on multiple channels is disclosed.

06/23/16
20160180719 
new patent

Community drone monitoring and information exchange


A method may include receiving, using at least one processor, location information that includes a location of an unmanned aerial vehicle (uav); querying, using the at least one processor, a policy database to retrieve a notification condition for a first property with respect to uavs; calculating, using the at least one processor, a distance between the uav and the first property using the received location information determining, using the at least one processor, if the distance of the uav with respect to the first property is within a range defined in the notification condition for the first property; and transmitting, using the at least one processor, a notification to a party associated with the first property when the distance of the uav with respect to the first property is within the range defined in the notification condition for the first property.. .

06/23/16
20160180717 
new patent

Dynamic selection of unmanned aerial vehicles


A device receives a request for a flight path from a first location to a second location in a region, and calculates the flight path based on the request and based on one or more of weather information, air traffic information, obstacle information, regulatory information, or historical information associated with the region. The device determines required capabilities for the flight path based on the request, and selects, from multiple uavs, a particular uav based on the required capabilities for the flight path and based on a ranking of the multiple uavs.

06/23/16
20160180699 
new patent

Method and system for monitoring an alarm system


The problem of the vulnerability of an alarm system when its communication with an alarm central is lost or nonexistent is solved by maintaining a monitoring channel with the alarm system. A server establishes and maintains the communication channel with the alarm system via an interface module connected to the alarm system, and if the alarm system is unable to communicate with an alarm central receiver, or if the first communication channel is closed, then the server connects to one or both of the alarm central receiver and a user's phone, so as to communicate a message thereto indicative of a breach or failure of the alarm system.

06/23/16
20160180678 
new patent

Safety system and method


A safety system and method is described. The safety system utilizes data entry devices commonly found in some workplaces, such as warehouses, to generate an emergency signal.

06/23/16
20160180513 
new patent

Method of automatic defect classification


A method of automatic defect classification (adc) includes detecting defective parts from a substrate wherein at least one unit process is performed; and classifying defect types of the respective defective parts, wherein the classifying includes obtaining a scanning electron microscope (sem) image of each of the defective parts; registering information about the substrate in a graphic data system (gds) image corresponding to each sem image; defining a plurality of defects of interest (dois) categorizing defects of the respective defective parts; defining a doi rule that is a criterion for determining which defects of the respective defective parts correspond to which doi from among the dois; and analyzing the image to classify which defects of the respective defective parts correspond to which doi from among the dois according to the doi rule.. .

06/23/16
20160180467 
new patent

Automated assessment


A system for automated assessments is provided. The system includes a processing device and a memory device.

06/23/16
20160180457 
new patent

Electronic trading using market data channels


Systems and methods related to financial trading are provided. More specifically, some embodiments relate to systems and methods for electronic trading using market data channels which users can subscribe.

06/23/16
20160180371 
new patent

Apparatus and method to attract potential customers to a dual screen coupon kiosk


The dual screen coupon kiosk is an apparatus that attracts potential customers with a prominent display and provides the potential customers with an easy-to-use interface. The dual screen coupon kiosk comprises a touch screen, a card reader, a gift certificate scanner, a printer, a keypad, and a user login receiver.

06/23/16
20160180186 
new patent

Vehicle type recognition method and fast vehicle checking system using the same method


A vehicle type recognition method based on a laser scanner is provided, the method includes detecting that a vehicle to be checked has entered into a recognition area; causing a laser scanner to move relative to the vehicle to be checked; scanning the vehicle to be checked using the laser scanner on a basis of columns, and storing and splicing data of each column obtained by scanning to form a three-dimensional image of the vehicle to be checked, wherein a lateral width value is specified for each single column of data; specifying a height difference threshold; and determining a height difference between the height at the lowest position of the vehicle to be checked in data of column n and the height at the lowest position of the vehicle to be checked in data of specified number of columns preceding and/or succeeding to the column n.. .

06/23/16
20160180166 
new patent

In-scanner document image processing


Various embodiments herein each include at least one of systems, methods, data structures, and software for document image processing within a device such as a retail scanner. One such embodiment, in the form of a method, includes receiving a document image from an imaging device of a scanner and determining a type of the document represented in the document image.

06/23/16
20160180144 
new patent

Bi-directional community information brokerage


A system for transmitting notifications based on image data analysis may comprise: an image registration module to receive, from an unmanned aerial vehicle, current image data of a geographic location; a change detection module to: compare the current image data with previous image data of the geographic location to identify a change in the geographic location; and analyze the change to determine a category of the change in the geographic location; and an action module to: determine at least one party to notify about the change based on the category; and transmit a notification to the at least one party via an unmanned aerial vehicle.. .

06/23/16
20160180136 
new patent

Method of barcode templating for enhanced decoding performance


An exemplary method of decoding a barcode uses a barcode template of known fixed fields in the barcode to enhance error correction in decoding of the barcode. A barcode having encoded data is scanned with an exemplary electronic device including a barcode scanner, a memory, and a barcode template stored in the memory.

06/23/16
20160180134 
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Histological sample tracking system


There is provided a histological sample tracking system, comprising a plurality of tracking stations (ts1, ts2) and controllers (cnt_i, cnt_r1, cnt_r2), each tracking station incorporating a scanner (scn1, scn2) and one of the controllers (cnt_r1, cnt_r2). The scanner (scn_1, scn_2) is configured to scan identifiers of carriers of histological samples, and the controller (cnt_r1, cnt_r2) is configured to receive the identifiers and send messages based on the identifiers to other ones of the controllers (cnt_i, cnt_r1, cnt_r2).

06/23/16
20160180133 
new patent

Conformable hand mount for a mobile scanner


A hand mount for a mobile scanner includes an elongated body having an upper surface, a lower surface opposite the upper surface, a scanner receiving cradle disposed on the upper surface that removably receives a mobile scanner, a scanning end, and an opposite securing end; a hook extends outward from the lower surface of the body, adjacent the scanning end, and bends towards the securing end; and a conformable wrist wrap is positioned adjacent the securing end of the body, with the body being positionable on a back area of a wearer's hand whereby the hook is received between a thumb and index finger of the hand and the conformable wrist wrap is wrapped around a wrist area.. .

06/23/16
20160180126 
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Method and system for assets management using integrated unmanned aerial vehicle and radio frequency identification reader


The invention is a system for managing assets, and includes; at least one rfid tag coupled to one or more assets, an unmanned aerial vehicle with an rfid reader, a ground management subsystem with a host computing unit and an enterprise resource planning module, a network subsystem, a portable computing and communications device for facilitating transmission, reception, processing and storage of data, and one or more sensors for capturing images and data.. .

06/23/16
20160180100 
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System and securely connecting network devices using optical labels


A platform, apparatus and method are described for pairing devices. For example, one embodiment of a system for pairing devices comprises: a first data processing device having a machine-readable optical label associated therewith and including a first wireless communication interface; a second data processing device having a second wireless communication interface and an optical reader for reading identification data from the optical label associated with the first data processing device, the second wireless communication interface including pairing logic to use the identification data to pair with the first data processing device by establishing a secure communication channel between the first and second wireless communication interfaces..

06/23/16
20160180038 
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Diagnosing autism spectrum disorder using natural language processing


Embodiments herein include a natural language computing system that provides a diagnosis for a participant in the conversation which indicates the likelihood that the participant exhibited a symptom of autism. To provide the diagnosis, the computing system includes a diagnosis system that performs a training process to generate a machine learning model which is then used to evaluate a textual representation of the conversation.

06/23/16
20160179965 
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Information propagation via weighted semantic and social graphs


Propagating information in a computer network, in one aspect, may include detecting an online action performed by a user on a content presented on a computer. The content may be annotated with an identifier.

06/23/16
20160179945 
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System and the indexing and retrieval of semantically annotated data using an ontology-based information retrieval model


System and method for the indexing and retrieval of semantically annotated information units from a collection of semantically annotated indexed information units in response to a query using an ontology-based ir model. The retrieval method comprises: receiving a semantically annotated query with semantic annotations to individuals or classes within a determined populated base ontology; embedding, as a set of weighted-mentions to individuals or classes within the populated base ontology, the semantically annotated query in a semantic representation space of an ontology-based metric space ir model; obtaining the representation in the semantic representation space for every indexed information unit; computing the hausdorff distance between the space representation of the query and the space representation of all the indexed information units of the collection; retrieving and ranking, the relevant information units based on the computed hausdorff distance..

06/23/16
20160179933 
new patent

Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for semantically enriching content and for semantic navigation


Methods, systems and computer-readable media enable various techniques related to semantic navigation. One aspect is a technique for displaying semantically derived facets in the search engine interface.

06/23/16
20160179786 
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Diagnosing autism spectrum disorder using natural language processing


Embodiments herein include a natural language computing system that provides a diagnosis for a participant in the conversation which indicates the likelihood that the participant exhibited a symptom of autism. To provide the diagnosis, the computing system includes a diagnosis system that performs a training process to generate a machine learning model which is then used to evaluate a textual representation of the conversation.

06/23/16
20160179783 
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Domain-specific computational lexicon formation


According to an aspect, a candidate token sequence including one or more word tokens is extracted from an unstructured domain glossary that includes entries associated with a domain. A look-up operation is performed to retrieve language data for each word token in the candidate token sequence and annotates each word token in the candidate token sequence found by the look-up operation with corresponding retrieved language data to form an annotated sequence.

06/23/16
20160179782 
new patent

Domain-specific computational lexicon formation


According to an aspect, a candidate token sequence including one or more word tokens is extracted from an unstructured domain glossary that includes entries associated with a domain. A look-up operation is performed to retrieve language data for each word token in the candidate token sequence and annotates each word token in the candidate token sequence found by the look-up operation with corresponding retrieved language data to form an annotated sequence.

06/23/16
20160179511 
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Parallel development of a software system


Parallel development of a software system having multiple streams is managed. A selected section from a first artifact in a first stream of the multiple streams is removed from a plurality of sections included within the first artifact.

06/23/16
20160179510 
new patent

Parallel development of a software system


Parallel development of a software system having multiple streams is managed. A selected section from a first artifact in a first stream of the multiple streams is removed from a plurality of sections included within the first artifact.

06/23/16
20160179444 
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Printing device, control system, and control a control system


A printer 11 can connect to a tablet device 10 that generates and transmits data using a browser function; has a communication unit 20b that receives data from the tablet device 10 on either a first logical communication channel k1 or a second logical communication channel k2 and processes the received data as required according to the communication channel; and has a print unit control unit 20a that prints based on data received by the communication unit 20b.. .

06/23/16
20160179121 
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Transmission channel for ultrasound applications


A transmission channel transmits high-voltage pulses and receives echos of the high-voltage pulses. The transmission channel includes a buffer with anti-memory circuitry to couple drains of the buffer transistors to voltage reference terminals during a clamping phase..

06/23/16
20160179097 
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Unmanned aerial vehicle and a landing the same


Various embodiments provide a method for landing an unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) in the presence of a wind. The method comprises: performing a first flare-maneuver whilst the uav is flying.

06/23/16
20160179096 
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Launching unmanned aerial copter from mid-air


An unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) copter for consumer photography or videography can be launched by a user throwing the uav copter into mid-air. The uav copter can detect that the uav copter has been thrown upward while propeller drivers of the uav copter are inert.





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