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Switched multicast video streaming

Switched multicast video streaming

System for accelerated price master database lookup

System for accelerated price master database lookup

System for accelerated price master database lookup

Method and system for database compilation on a remote electronic device

Date/App# patent app List of recent Aster-related patents
12/11/14
20140366131
 Secure bus system patent thumbnailSecure bus system
The invention discloses a secure bus system and a bus system security method. The secure bus system includes a bus interconnect structure, a bus master, a bus device and a security control module.
12/11/14
20140365616
 Switched multicast video streaming patent thumbnailSwitched multicast video streaming
A system and method for improving media delivery and display. By utilizing a memory buffer in a dvr or similar device, and broadcasting linear content at a rate other than 1×, services like video on demand or regular broadcasters can be more versatile.
12/11/14
20140365401
 System for accelerated price master database lookup patent thumbnailSystem for accelerated price master database lookup
A system generates a plurality of price master data lookup procedures that are capable of being executed in parallel. The plurality of price master data lookup procedures is stored in a repository in an in-memory system.
12/11/14
20140365064
 Method and system for database compilation on a remote electronic device patent thumbnailMethod and system for database compilation on a remote electronic device
A system and method of customizing a data retrieval and storage device for communication with a specific vehicle after the device is initially connected to the vehicle. The system includes a master database having communication information arranged by vehicle specific information, and an automotive scan tool having an incomplete set of preloaded communication information stored thereon.
12/11/14
20140364545
 High temperature geomembrane liners and master batch compositions patent thumbnailHigh temperature geomembrane liners and master batch compositions
Geomembrane liners suitable for use at elevated temperatures up to 100° c., as well as master batch compositions suitable for preparing such geomembrane liners.. .
12/11/14
20140364526
 Compositions for the production of a hydrophilic polystyrene article patent thumbnailCompositions for the production of a hydrophilic polystyrene article
The invention relates to the use of two components in the joint extrusion with a polystyrene in order to increase the hydrophilic properties of the processed solid or foamed polystyrene film, sheet or food tray. The first component being an alkyl sulfonate, alkylbenzene sulfonate or olefin sulfonate, the second component is a polyethylene glycol, the two components can also be used in form of a composition, the composition being in the form of a masterbatch or of a compound..
12/11/14
20140363165
 Optical slab patent thumbnailOptical slab
An apparatus can comprise an optical slab comprising a rigid substrate of substantially transmissive material. The apparatus can also comprise a wdm multiplexer to receive and combine a plurality of optical signals at different wavelengths to form a combined optical signal in the optical slab having an aggregate power.
12/11/14
20140362733
 System and method establishing an adhoc network for enabling broadcasting patent thumbnailSystem and method establishing an adhoc network for enabling broadcasting
A system and method for dynamically establishing an adhoc network amongst plurality of communication devices in a beyond audible frequency range is disclosed. The system comprises a first communication device to transmit a quantity of data to a second communication device.
12/11/14
20140362421
 Method for dynamic background reduction patent thumbnailMethod for dynamic background reduction
A method is provided for reducing a background in a raster image as generated from capturing a hardcopy original. The background indicates a deviation between a lightness value of a subset of pixels in the raster image and a maximum lightness value of raster image input values, contrasting with dark information in the image.
12/11/14
20140359970
 Caster wheel with parabolic tread-hub interface patent thumbnailCaster wheel with parabolic tread-hub interface
A caster wheel assembly includes at least one hub that has an annularly dished concave region disposed between a pair of cylindrical lips about its outer periphery. An elastomeric tread has a convex inner periphery that seats in the concave region of the hub.
12/04/14
20140359444
Streaming live broadcast media
Technologies are generally described for a media service platform to stream broadcast media. A broadcaster may select media, such as audio and video recordings, to be included in a media broadcast.
12/04/14
20140359420
Disaster recovery method and apparatus used in document editing and storage medium
The present invention provides a disaster recovery method used in document editing, comprising: storing the document to a local copy directory to form a local copy while editing the document; submitting the document to a server when editing of the document is finished; if the document is submitted successfully, deleting the local copy; if the document is not submitted successfully, recovering the document by using the local copy. The present invention also provides an apparatus, comprising: a backup module, used to store a document to a local copy directory to form a local copy while editing the document; a submitting module, used to submit the document to a server when editing of the document is finished; a deleting module, used to delete the local copy if the document is submitted successfully; a recovery module, used to recover the document using the local copy if the document is not submitted successfully..
12/04/14
20140358930
Classifying message content based on rebroadcast diversity
A computer system running a program of instructions may classify content of a message. The message may be re-broadcasted in whole or in part by one or more re-broadcasters.
12/04/14
20140358329
Rider characteristic assessment device and straddle-ridden vehicle provided therewith
A rider characteristic determining apparatus capable of determining characteristics of a rider controlling a saddle riding type vehicle, and a saddle riding type vehicle including the same, are configured such that the rider's characteristics are determined from a turning movement of the saddle riding type vehicle which reflects results of the rider controlling the saddle riding type vehicle. This enables a stable characteristic determination regardless of individual operation or control by the rider.
12/04/14
20140354890
Method, computer-readable storage medium, reception apparatus, and information providing apparatus for identifying available channels and/or services
A method, computer-readable storage medium, reception apparatus, and information providing apparatus for generating a list of accessible channels. The method includes retrieving from a primary server terrestrial broadcast channel information associated with a predetermined geographical region.
12/04/14
20140354682
Method of and apparatus for processing graphics
A tile-based graphics processing pipeline that uses primitive lists that can encompass plural rendering tiles includes a primitive list reading unit that reads primitive lists for a tile being rendered to determine primitives to be processed for the tile and a rasteriser that rasterises input primitives to generate graphics fragments to be processed. The pipeline further comprises a comparison unit between the primitive list reading unit and the rasteriser that for primitives that have been read from primitive lists that include plural rendering tiles, compares the location of the primitive in the render target to the location of the tile being rendered, and then either sends the primitive onwards to the rasteriser if the comparison determines that the primitive could lie at least partially within the tile, or does not send the primitive to the rasteriser if the comparison determines that the primitive definitely does not lie within the tile..
12/04/14
20140354670
Rasterisation in graphics processing systems
The rasteriser 10 also identifies when a given smaller patch of the render output is found to entirely pass the edge test for an edge of the primitive in question when the larger patch encompassing that smaller patch is tested, notes that event in state information associated with the primitive edge in question, and then uses that state information to skip the testing of the edge in question against the smaller patch of the render output.. .
12/04/14
20140354640
Hidden surface removal in graphics processing systems
A graphics processing pipeline 1 includes a rasteriser 3 that tests patches representing respective different regions of a render output against the edges of primitives 2 to determine if the primitive at least partially covers the patch and an early depth test stage 4 that performs early depth tests for primitives in respect of patches of the render output that the primitive has been found by the rasteriser at least partially to cover, by using depth test information 5 associated with a patch indicating the number and distribution of different depth value regions associated with the patch to determine the depth value region or regions associated with the patch that the primitive should be depth tested against, and then performing a depth test or tests for the primitive in respect of the respective determined depth value region or regions associated with the patch.. .
12/04/14
20140354634
Updating depth related graphics data
Updating depth related graphics data is described. Geometric primitives are processed.
12/04/14
20140354446
Cable telemetry synchronization system and method
Cable telemetry synchronization systems and methods. The synchronization can involve positioning downhole equipment into a wellbore via a cable operatively coupled to a surface module that can include a telemetry system master clock.
12/04/14
20140353935
Shopping cart
A shopping cart features a frame forming a chassis portion and a handle portion. A number of casters are attached to the chassis portion while a basket attached to the handle portion.
12/04/14
20140352990
Middle mounted implement tractor
A middle mounted implement tractor utilizes a movable frame design in order to provide for middle mounting of implements on a tractor that can drive up to the implement, raise its front portion in the air, drive forward over the implement, and then lower the front portion to the ground and attach the middle mounted implement. This is accomplished utilizing a front frame assembly pivotably connected to a mounting frame assembly which mounts the implement; a frame mover mechanism that lifts the front frame and mounting frame; a middle frame which connects the cab, frame mover mechanism and related components; and a rear frame which attaches rear wheels, caster wheels, engine, etc.
12/04/14
20140352060
Bed having load detection function and load detector for bed
An object of the invention is to provide a bed to which a load detection function is added with a simple structure, while suppressing an increase in the number of parts. The invention also provide a bed with a load detection function in which a load cell of a load detector is incorporated into a caster mechanism of a leg section in a bed body.
11/27/14
20140351644
System and method to proactively and intelligently schedule disaster recovery (dr) drill(s)/test(s) in computing system environment
A system and method for proactively and intelligently scheduling disaster recovery (dr) drill(s)/test(s) for application, a set of applications or entire site in a computing system environment, the system comprising: one or more drill intelligence modules logically connected to one or more production sites and one or more disaster recovery sites, one or more replication systems logically connected to said drill intelligence module, said production site and said disaster recovery site, a network connecting said drill intelligence module with the production site, said disaster recovery site and said replication system wherein said drill intelligence module is provided with at least one configuration monitoring module, at least one application load monitoring module, at least one drill tracker module and at least one drill advisor module.. .
11/27/14
20140351210
Data processing system, data processing apparatus, and storage medium
There is provided a data processing system including nodes each configured to retain data used for providing a user group with a service in units of one or more users serving as a part of the user group, and a routing manager configured to, in response to an access request to the data from the one or more users, perform routing to the nodes in which data of the one or more users is stored. The nodes include a first node for retaining master data of the one or more users, a second node for retaining slave data obtained by replicating the master data, and a third node.
11/27/14
20140351205
Cloud based master data management system and method therefor
A source record from an enterprise is received at a registry at a master data management system at a host enterprise. The enterprise is located remotely from the host enterprise.
11/27/14
20140350139
Method for producing masterbatches
The method of producing a masterbatch according to the present invention is a method of producing a masterbatch in which a metal salt compound is incorporated into a polyester resin, the method being characterized by comprising: a first step of obtaining a kneaded product by feeding the polyester resin and the metal salt compound to an extruder and melt-kneading the polyester resin and the metal salt compound; and a second step of, while continuing kneading after the first step, further feeding the polyester resin to the extruder and kneading the resulting mixture, wherein, in the first step, the polyester resin and the metal salt compound are fed at such a mass ratio that the amount of the metal salt compound is not more than twice the amount of the polyester resin; the total amount of the polyester resin fed in the first and second steps and the metal salt compound fed in the first step is, in terms of mass ratio, in the range of 2 to 20 times the total amount of the polyester resin and the metal salt compound that are fed in the first step.. .
11/27/14
20140347700
Color registration error compensation in color printing
A multicolor image can include multiple overlaid items including a black region covering a color region. Raster image processing adds the color data to color pixels of the raster data print page uniformly across the area of the raster data print page that corresponds to the color region of the multicolor image, and adds the black data to over-print pixels (where the black region covers the color region in the multicolor image).
11/27/14
20140347357
Graphic processing unit and tile-based rendering method
A graphics processing unit (gpu) is provided. The gpu includes a tiling unit and a rasterizer.
11/20/14
20140344636
Method and apparatus for broadcasting scan patterns in a scan-based integrated circuit
A broadcaster, system, and method for reducing test data volume and test application time in an ate (automatic test equipment) in a scan-based integrated circuit. The scan-based integrated circuit contains multiple scan chains, each scan chain comprising multiple scan cells coupled in series.
11/20/14
20140344512
Data processing apparatus and memory apparatus
A data processing apparatus includes bus masters and a memory controller. Each bus master includes a data buffer, and issues a memory command to specify access to the memory and generates first priority information depending on a free space of the data buffer, wherein the first priority information is associated with the memory command and indicates a priority of the memory command.
11/20/14
20140344297
System and method for managing master data to resolve reference data of business transactions
A system and method of reconciling reference data of a business transaction may include parsing the document to identify at least one set of a subject, predicate, and object data contained within the document in response to receiving a document associated with a business transaction. A determination of at least one predicate of interest from the set(s) of a subject, predicate, and object data may be made.
11/20/14
20140343026
Dosage form to increase prasterone bioavailability
In contrast to the approach taught by the prior art, the instant approach is amenable to scale-up to commercial scale. Further, the resulting product is amenable to analysis using standard, known quantitative analytical techniques; thus, unlike the prior art approach, the instant approach may be used to manufacture a product in conformity with applicable regulatory standards..
11/20/14
20140340421
Efficient composition and rendering of graphical elements
To provide map data for rendering map images corresponding to a selected geographic region at a client device, a map server generates a set of base map tiles having vector descriptors, each of which indicates a geometry of a respective map element, in accordance with a non-raster format for rendering a first map image. The map server, at some point, provides the base map tiles to the client device.
11/20/14
20140340419
Use of map data difference tiles to iteratively provide map data to a client device
To provide map data for rendering map images corresponding to a selected geographic region at a client device, a map server generates a set of base map tiles having vector descriptors, each of which indicates a geometry of a respective map element, in accordance with a non-raster format for rendering a first map image. The map server, at some point, provides the base map tiles to the client device.
11/20/14
20140340416
Water color gradients on a digital map
To generate a description of a raster map image that includes a representation of a body of water having a color gradient that appears constant in response to a zoom operation, a description of geometry of the body of water is generated for a selected geographic area. Using a raster representation of the body of water having a color gradient, at least two blur raster images are generated: a first blur raster image is generated using a first blur radius, and a second blur raster image is generated using a second blur radius different from the first blur radius.
11/20/14
20140339005
Wheelchair suspension
A suspension for a vehicle is provided. The suspension includes, for example, a frame, at least one drive assembly and at least one caster pivot arm.
11/13/14
20140337560
System and method for high performance and low cost flash translation layer
Aspects include systems and methods for increasing performance of a flash translation layer (ftl) of a flash memory device. A copy of ftl tables stored on a flash memory device may be copied to a memory of a host device.
11/13/14
20140337455
Master device of process field bus decentralized periphery
The master device of profibus dp according to the present disclosure automatically configures network by performing a communication with a plurality of slave devices connected through profibus, the device including a profibus communication module configured to perform a communication with a plurality of slave devices, an imaginary network configuration information storage configured to be stored in advance with imaginary network configuration information, a network configuration information storage configured to be stored with network configuration information, and a profibus master state machine configured to obtain network configuration information by performing a communication with the plurality of slave devices in response to the imaginary network configuration information stored in the imaginary network configuration information storage, to store the obtained network configuration information in the network configuration information storage, and to perform a communication with the plurality of slave devices in response to the stored network configuration information.. .
11/13/14
20140336797
Audio content monitoring and identification of broadcast radio stations
A method and system to monitor and audit the audio output of a broadcaster to determine songs and commercials that are played by the implementation of a computer application at a broadcaster that receives the broadcaster's audio output, determines transitions between audio content, upon detecting a transition, creates an acoustic fingerprint of that content, compares the fingerprint against a database of song fingerprints, and upon finding a match of a fingerprint of an audio item in the database, recording that occurrence in an accounting system with reference to the broadcaster.. .
11/13/14
20140336327
Polyolefin masterbatch based on grafted polypropylene and metallocene catalyzed polypropylene
The present disclosure provides masterbatch compositions comprising a polypropylene grafted with a grafting monomer selected from maleic anhydride, acrylic acid or other acid or anhydride functional groups that could be grafted to a polypropylene backbone and a metallocene catalyzed polypropylene base resin. Additionally, the present disclosure provides a polymer composition which includes from 0.1 to 10.0 wt.
11/13/14
20140334535
Method and apparatus for encoding video in consideration of scanning order of coding units having hierarchical structure, and method and apparatus for decoding video in consideration of scanning order of coding units having hierarchical structure
A method and apparatus for decoding a video and a method and apparatus for encoding a video are provided. The method for decoding the video includes: receiving and parsing a bitstream of an encoded video; extracting, from the bitstream, encoded image data of a current picture of the encoded video assigned to a maximum coding unit, and information about a coded depth and an encoding mode according to the maximum coding unit; and decoding the encoded image data for the maximum coding unit based on the information about the coded depth and the encoding mode for the maximum coding unit, in consideration of a raster scanning order for the maximum coding unit and a zigzag scanning order for coding units of the maximum coding unit according to depths..
11/13/14
20140333843
Video display with photo-luminescent dyes
A video display system includes a light source configured to generate light and a substrate having a plurality of pixels deposited on a first side of the substrate. Each of the pixels is formed from a plurality of photo-luminescent dyes, and the light source is configured to project light onto the first side of the substrate to illuminate at least a subset of the photo-luminescent dyes in a raster pattern to generate an image.
11/13/14
20140333452
Inter-tool communication flow control in toolbus system of cable telemetry
Systems and methods for inter-tool communication in toolbus systems in cable telemetry. The systems can include downhole equipment deployable into a wellbore via a cable, the downhole equipment can include a toolbus, a toolbus master node including a buffer, and nodes operatively coupled to the toolbus master node via the toolbus.
11/13/14
20140333046
Trailer hitching and tracking steering
Improvements in a trailer hitching and tracking steering system are disclosed include a new style rv or wagon style rv that includes an extendable, variable position tow bar that accommodates misalignment of a tow vehicle. The tow bar can be rotated for storage within the rv wagon.
11/13/14
20140332488
Crane access staircase and mounting system
An access system for facilitating access to an elevated deck of a mobile crane includes a staircase having a support post defining an axis of inclination. A plurality of ascending steps is connected to the at least one support post, and a mounting bracket is pivotally coupled to an upper end of the at least one support post.
11/13/14
20140331450
Mechanically interlocked wheel
A caster wheel for a transportation vehicles comprises an axle assembly, a core, a polyurethane tread, and an elastomeric infill, interposed between an aluminum core and a polyurethane tread. The wheel is manufactured by a multi-stage injection molding or liquid cast process, in which the tread and core are formed separately by injection or liquid cast molding, located in a mold, whilst the elastomeric infill is molded between them.
11/06/14
20140330845
Method for record linkage from multiple sources
Embodiments of methods for record linkage and comparing attributes are presented herein. Broadly speaking, embodiments of the present invention associate data records using distance measures and weights.
11/06/14
20140327688
Graphics processing systems
A tile-based graphics processing pipeline comprising a rasteriser 3, a renderer 6, a tile buffer 10 configured to store rendered fragment data locally to the graphics processing pipeline prior to that data being written out to an external memory, a write out stage 13 configured to write data stored in the tile buffer to an external memory, and a programmable processing stage 14. The programmable processing stage 14 is operable under the control of graphics program instructions to read fragment data stored in the tile buffer 10 on a random access basis, perform a processing operation using the read fragment data, and write the result of the processing operation into the tile buffer 10 or to an external memory..
11/06/14
20140327684
Graphics processing systems
A tile-based graphics processing system comprises a host processor 1 and a graphics processing pipeline 3. The graphics processing pipeline 3 includes a rasteriser, a renderer, a tile buffer comprising an allocated amount of memory for use as the tile buffer, and a write out stage configured to write data stored in the tile buffer to an external memory.
11/06/14
20140327671
Graphics processing systems
A tile-based graphics processing pipeline 1 comprising a rasteriser 3, a renderer 6, a tile buffer 10, a write out stage 13 and a programmable processing stage 14. The tile buffer 10 stores multiple render targets for a deferred shading operation and the programmable processing stage 14 is operable to, under the control of graphics program instructions, read data from two or more of a set of multiple render targets for a deferred shading operation stored in the tile buffer 10, perform a deferred shading processing operation using the read data, and to write the result of the processing operation to an output render target in the tile buffer 10, or to external memory..
11/06/14
20140326055
Chromatography of metal complexes
A high performance liquid chromatography method to routinely and reproducibly detect and quantitate metal complexes is provided. The metal complexes used in the method of the invention can be different metal complexes, or they can be stereoisomers of the same metal complexes.
10/30/14
20140325563
Dynamic item highlighting system
A method and apparatus for highlighting a program listing in a set of program listings based on selection criteria. The selection criteria may indicate that the a broadcaster has agreed to pay a service provider in return for the service provider ensuring that a program listing, corresponding to the program of the broadcaster, is highlighted in a program page that displays a set of program listings, such as television program listings.
10/30/14
20140325256
Systems and methods for managing disaster recovery in a storage system
Systems and methods for providing for efficient switchover for a client in a storage network between the use of one or more a primary storage resources to one or more disaster recovery (dr) resources are provided herein. Embodiments may implement synchronization between such resources on a data plane and a control plane to allow for a transition between resources to be implemented in a manner that is minimally disruptive to a client.
10/30/14
20140325093
Data processing system and data processor
One data processor is provided with an interface for realizing connection with the other data processor. This interface is provided with a function for connecting the other data processor as a bus master to an internal bus of the one data processor, and the relevant other data processor is capable of directly operating peripheral functions that are memory mapped to the internal bus from an external side via the interface.
10/30/14
20140324978
Broadcast notifications using social networking systems
A notifier sends out notifications to potential viewers or listeners of a broadcast stream via social networking systems or other communication channels. The notifier stores information about a user's preferences and identity on the social networking systems.
10/30/14
20140322536
Alpha-alumina flakes
The present invention relates to alumina flakes having a defined thickness and particle size distribution and to their use in varnishes, paints, automotive coatings, printing inks, masterbatches, plastics and cosmetic formulations and as substrate for effect pigments.. .
10/30/14
20140322534
Alpha-alumina flakes
The present invention relates to alumina flakes having a defined thickness and particle size distribution and to their use in varnishes, paints, automotive coatings printing inks, masterbatches, plastics and cosmetic formulations and as substrate for effect pigments. And organic dyes..
10/30/14
20140320487
Computer graphics processor and method for rendering a three-dimensional image on a display screen
A computer graphics processor and a method for rendering a three-dimensional image on a display screen. The computer graphics processor comprises a rasterizer configured to perform pixel traversal of a primitive after projection of the primitive.
10/30/14
20140320484
3-d models as a navigable container for 2-d raster images
In one embodiment, a 3-d model is employed as a navigable container for 2-d raster images, allowing 2-d raster images to be maintained and displayed within the context of the 3-d model. An image cloud level is provided for the 3-d model.


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