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Systems and methods for creating and using imbedded shortcodes and shortened physical and internet addresses

Systems and methods for creating and using imbedded shortcodes and shortened physical and internet addresses

Handheld electronic device and associated method enabling text input in a language employing non-roman characters

Handheld electronic device and associated method enabling text input in a language employing non-roman characters

Handheld electronic device and associated method enabling text input in a language employing non-roman characters

Electronic book production apparatus, electronic book system, electronic book production method, and non-transitory…

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10/09/14
20140304640
 Techniques for input of a multi-character compound consonant or vowel and transliteration to another language using a touch computing device patent thumbnailTechniques for input of a multi-character compound consonant or vowel and transliteration to another language using a touch computing device
A technique is presented for fast input of multi-character compound consonants and vowels on a touch computing device. The technique provides for fast input of multi-character compound consonants and vowels by enabling a user to touch an initial character on a first layout of characters, then slide his/her finger in different directions and/or different distances according to a second layout of characters.
10/09/14
20140304286
 Systems and methods for creating and using imbedded shortcodes and shortened physical and internet addresses patent thumbnailSystems and methods for creating and using imbedded shortcodes and shortened physical and internet addresses
Systems and methods are disclosed for creating and using imbedded shortcodes. An imbedded shortcode (isc) and shortcode may be uniquely associated with a full name that identifies an item of interest.
10/09/14
20140300553
 Handheld electronic device and associated method enabling text input in a language employing non-roman characters patent thumbnailHandheld electronic device and associated method enabling text input in a language employing non-roman characters
A handheld device includes a plurality of input members, a first set of which each have a roman character assigned thereto, a least some of which have a first non-roman and a second non-roman character assigned thereto. In response to an actuation of a first one of the input members, a first one of the non-roman characters that is assigned to the first one of the input members is displayed.
10/02/14
20140298164
 Electronic book production apparatus, electronic book system, electronic book production method, and non-transitory computer-readable medium patent thumbnailElectronic book production apparatus, electronic book system, electronic book production method, and non-transitory computer-readable medium
An electronic book production apparatus includes; an image obtaining unit; a character area detecting unit; a character recognizing unit; a character position information obtaining unit; a reading-order determining unit which determines a reading order among the character areas in the page image based on positions of the character areas in the page image and continuity from a character to another character between the character areas in the page image; an electronic book data generating unit which generates electronic book data including character information indicating the recognized characters, the character position information indicating the position of each of the recognized characters in the page image, and order information about the characters or the character areas corresponding to the reading order among the character areas in the page image; and an electronic book data output unit which outputs the electronic book data generated by the electronic book data generating unit.. .
10/02/14
20140297060
 System for controlling functions of a vehicle by speech patent thumbnailSystem for controlling functions of a vehicle by speech
A system for controlling functions of a vehicle by speech is disclosed. The system includes a mobile terminal of a network, speech processor for converting recorded speech into digital characters, and a vehicle-based interface.
10/02/14
20140296575
 A multi-branched mannich base corrosion inhibitor and preparation method thereof patent thumbnailA multi-branched mannich base corrosion inhibitor and preparation method thereof
The present invention relates to a multi-branched mannich base corrosion inhibitor and the method for preparing thereof. The method comprises (1) adding 3˜7 moles ketone and 3˜7 moles aldehyde to reaction kettle, adjusting ph to 2˜6 with acid, controlling temperature to 20˜50° c.
10/02/14
20140295998
 Combination golf stroke counter and ball marker patent thumbnailCombination golf stroke counter and ball marker
A combination golf stroke counter and ball marker is a disk-shaped apparatus having a counter disk base and a removable magnetic marker disk. The magnetic marker disk is held within the counter disk base by a securing magnet which is held within a central cylindrical magnet holder protrusion that extends upwards from a circular trough within the counter disk base.
10/02/14
20140295975
 Apparatus permitting funded actions in a video game patent thumbnailApparatus permitting funded actions in a video game
Processes and products according to embodiments of the invention include video games with the possibility to obtain funding, such as through venture capital or the issuance of private shares among player characters.. .
10/02/14
20140295968
 Game providing apparatus and recording medium patent thumbnailGame providing apparatus and recording medium
A game providing apparatus connected to a terminal device to be capable of having communication with the terminal device to provide a game in which a player selects a plurality of characters to participate in the game, includes a display image generation unit that synthesizes a plurality of character positioning areas at which a plurality of characters are to be positioned, respectively, and a plurality of characters positioned at the plurality of character positioning areas, respectively, to have the terminal device display the synthesized image; and a character selection unit that selects, when one of the characters is designated and a direction from the designated character having the designated character as a base point is designated by the terminal device, the designated character and the character positioned at the character positioning area that are in the designated direction, as a combination of characters to actually participate in the battle.. .
10/02/14
20140295937
 Game device, game control method, and storage medium storing a program patent thumbnailGame device, game control method, and storage medium storing a program
A game device includes a first setting unit, a lottery unit, a decision unit, and a determination unit. The first setting unit sets a first character for a first player and a second character different from the first character, both belonging to a first group.
10/02/14
20140295398
Interactive computer system for instructor-student teaching and assessment of preschool children
A computer system contains and displays a cartoon-like story with a plurality of displayed components (such as cartoon characters, play items, etc.) recognizable by a preschool student on a first portion of the display screen along with an accompanying voice message on the speaker. Written instructions for teachers to follow in a personal one-to-one interaction with one or more students are displayed on a second portion of the display screen.
10/02/14
20140295385
Speed reading book for learning chinese characters
Provided is a speed reading book for learning chinese characters, which enables students to learn various chinese characters while receiving speed reading training by writing figures in chinese characters, the speed reading book including: study pages that include: a training element for the enlargement of a perceptible visual field; and an element for utilizing chinese radicals. According to the speed reading book for learning chinese characters of the invention described herein, since the students may repetitively perform training for seeing a chinese radical which is the basis for studying chinese and relevant chinese characters whose radical is a chinese radical in a lump, the students can have an enlarged visual perception field, can strengthen their concentration and reading ability, and can remember the chinese characters for a long time because the chinese radicals of the relevant chinese characters are acquired as images through repetitive studying..
10/02/14
20140293381
Image processing apparatus and image processing method
An image processing apparatus includes an image data acquiring portion, an image determining portion, and an image data converting portion. The image data acquiring portion is configured to acquire first image data representing a color image.
10/02/14
20140293363
Image inspection system and image inspection method
There is provided an image inspection system. An image reading unit reads a formed image which is formed on a recording medium based on original image data to generate read image data.
10/02/14
20140293029
Apparatus and method for recognizing stamped character and system for detecting stamped depth of character using the same
An apparatus and a method recognizes stamped characters, detects stamped depths of characters using the same, and/or accurately recognizes characters even when an image distortion occurs at stamped portion due to different stamped depths of characters.. .
10/02/14
20140292640
Computer readable medium having program recorded therein, information processing apparatus, information processing method, and information processing system
An example apparatus, which includes a predetermined input device for outputting operational data indicating operational inputs entered by a player and a display unit that displays predetermined characters in a virtual space, moves a first character in the virtual space based on the operational data, moves a second character in the virtual space based on automatic operating data which is a set of operational data for continuously moving a character, determines whether the first character satisfies a predetermined condition or not, and moves the second character from a state in which the second character satisfies the predetermined condition based on the automatic operating data in response to the first character satisfying the predetermined condition.. .
10/02/14
20140291091
Pressure regulator for shock absorber valve
The invention relates to a pressure regulator in a shock absorber valve. The pressure regulator comprises an axially movable first valve part and a first seat, which are arranged in a valve housing in such a way that an adjustable flow opening is created between the parts.
09/25/14
20140289870
Apparatus and methods for obtaining a password hint
A method and apparatus for obtaining a password hint is disclosed. In some embodiments, the method includes: receiving a spatial pattern from a user; obtaining a password comprising a plurality of characters; obtaining a password hint comprising an arrangement of characters, wherein the arrangement of characters includes the plurality of characters of the password and additional characters, and the plurality of characters of the password are located within the arrangement of characters according to the received spatial pattern.
09/25/14
20140289664
Portable terminal device, non-transitory storage medium and method for suppressing implementation
A cellular phone includes a display surface, a touch sensor configured to accept an input with respect to the display surface and a cpu. The cpu displays a keyboard for inputting characters, an input text and a send button for executing a function for sending the input text as a message on the display surface.
09/25/14
20140289648
Dynamic modification of navigation maps
Objects in a virtual space may be non-traversable such that traversal by characters of the virtual space through such objects is not permitted by the physics of the virtual space. Objects may be relocated during interactive gameplay.
09/25/14
20140289274
Method and device for acquiring structured information in layout file
The present application discloses a method and an apparatus for obtaining structured information in a fixed layout document to improve the structuring speed for information management of a fixed layout document. The method may comprise: determining initial page number information corresponding to current directory entry of the document; segmenting first article content of a page corresponding to the initial page number information into at least one structured-characters-block; searching in each structured-characters-block for a first structured-characters-block which matches with name strings of the current directory entry, and obtaining first position information about where the first structured-characters-block is located in the first article content; and obtaining initial position information of the current directory entry and end position information of the previous directory entry based on the first position information..
09/25/14
20140289224
Fast search in a music sharing environment
A method, apparatus and system of method and system of directory sharing and management in a group communication environment is disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of a fast-search server includes processing a character of a query of music data, referencing the character with a reverse index of a music database, determining that the character matches a data record of the music database using the reverse index and returning the data record of the music database prior to receiving all characters of the query of music data from a user.
09/25/14
20140287833
Methods of generating gaming characters using physiological and/or environmental information
A method of generating a character for use within a game includes collecting physiological information from a subject over a period of time via a monitor worn by the subject, collecting environmental information from a vicinity of the subject over the period of time via the monitor, generating a health assessment of the subject based on the physiological and environmental information, and creating a gaming character for the subject using the physiological information, the environmental information, and the health assessment. The physiological information includes at least one of breathing rate, muscle tension, neurological activity, brain wave intensity and activity, core body temperature, pulse rate, and blood pressure.
09/25/14
20140287828
Unlocking content in a virtual environment
Content in a virtual environment may be unlocked based on an aggregated trust level. More specifically, trust levels of a user with individual ones of non-user characters in the virtual environment may be tracked.
09/25/14
20140287676
System and method for visual message communication
The present disclosure generally relates to broadcasting and telecommunication and, more particularly, to broadcasting of text and visual messages over a geographical area. In one embodiment, a visual information broadcaster is disclosed, comprising: a hardware processor; and a memory coupled to the processor, wherein the memory comprises a plurality of modules capable of being executed by the processor to perform operations, and wherein the plurality of modules comprises: a receiving module configured to receive a first input comprising a string of characters selected from a text, an image, or a combination thereof, a transforming module configured to transform the first input into a first image having at least two dimensions; an encoder module configured to convert the first image into a one-dimensional signal waveform; and a modulator module configured to modulate the one-dimensional signal waveform for transmission via a modulated one-dimensional signal waveform..
09/25/14
20140286573
System and method of determining building numbers
A system and method is provided for automatically recognizing building numbers in street level images. In one aspect, a processor selects a street level image that is likely to be near an address of interest.
09/25/14
20140285493
Method and apparatus to display the time of day as a mathematical expression
A method of showing the time of day by displaying a mathematical expression. A display capable of showing numbers, letters, and other characters is used.
09/25/14
20140285442
Method for inputting characters and apparatus for the same
A method performed in an apparatus based on touch screen may comprise grouping korean consonants into at least one consonant-group and korean vowels into at least one vowel-group and determining a delegate consonant for each of the at least one consonant-group and a delegate vowel for each of the at least one vowel-group; allocating the delegate consonant and the delegate vowel to independent keys in a predetermined order, and displaying the keys; and displaying at least one key corresponding to at least one family consonant belonging to a same group with the delegate consonant to a key selected among the displayed keys. Therefore, all korean consonants and vowels can be inputted by using a restricted number of keys, and inputted quickly and easily without any learning or training..
09/25/14
20140285366
Method and system for fingerline (phalange) mapping to an input device of a computing device
A method and system for mapping characters of an input device of a computing device to fingerline positions of a user. The method includes embedding at least one character corresponding to the input device of the computing device to a fingerline position, the method also includes registering a character corresponding to the input device of the computing device using a designated registration fingerline position, wherein the designated registration fingerline position does not have any characters embedded thereto..
09/25/14
20140285316
Secure keyless entry system
A secure keyless entry system integrates into an existing motorized garage door opening system to replace the one button transmitters typically placed in a vehicle. The one button transmitters are replaced with remote modules having alpha numeric key pads.
09/18/14
20140283033
Systems and methods for tokenizing user-generated content to enable the prevention of attacks
The present invention relates to systems and methods for the tokenization of user-generated content in order to prevent attacks on the user-generated content. The systems and methods initially pre-process the user-generated content string utilizing a secondary input of target language.
09/18/14
20140282941
Registration of a security token
Methods, systems, and computer-readable media are provided. In some embodiments, a first computing system receives a credential from a browser on a second computing system, determines whether the credential is valid, generates a string of numeric characters, associates the string of numeric characters with the credential, and sends the string of numeric characters to the second computing system.
09/18/14
20140282203
System and method for predictive text input
A method for an electronic device having a display, including, displaying, on the display, a first virtual keyboard including a set of keys, wherein each key of the set of keys is associated with one or more characters, receiving an input reflecting selection of one or more keys of the set of keys, determining, based on the selection, one or more subsequent candidate input characters and one or more word predictions corresponding to the one or more subsequent candidate input characters, displaying, on the display, a second virtual keyboard including a second set of keys, wherein the second set of keys comprises one or more keys associated with the one or more word predictions positioned based, at least in part, on the one or more subsequent candidate input characters. An electronic device including a display, a memory, and a processor, the processor being configured to execute the method..
09/18/14
20140282201
Method and apparatus for word prediction selection
Methods and apparatuses are provided for improving word prediction candidate selection in an electronic device. Input of one or more characters is received via a capacitive physical keyboard.
09/18/14
20140282000
Animated character conversation generator
An animated character conversation generator configured to enable a user to rapidly generate and edit multimedia presentations having animated characters that move in time based on predefined expressions in synchronization with recorded audio and without requiring any rendering at the time of generating the presentation, in order to create a conversation between at least two animated characters. Embodiments enable rapid upload to video, movie, file sharing and social network sites or any other remote location for viewing by other users..
09/18/14
20140281950
Device, method, and graphical user interface for generating haptic feedback for user interface elements
An electronic device in communication with a haptic feedback device that includes a touch-sensitive surface sends instructions to the haptic display to display a document with multiple characters. A respective character is displayed at a respective character size.
09/18/14
20140281949
Apparatus and method for case conversion
An apparatus and a method of changing a character in a terminal, capable of conveniently changing a capital letter and a small letter of an input word, includes a controller that, whenever a change key is entered after a specific word is selected in an input mode, is configured to sequentially perform a change in a first character among characters of the specific word to a capital letter or a small letter, a change in entire characters of the specific word to capital letters, and a change of the entire characters of the specific word to small letters.. .
09/18/14
20140281916
Supporting font character kerning
A system includes a computing device that includes a memory configured to store instructions. The computing device also includes a processor to execute the instructions to perform operations that include receiving information that identifies an asset presenter being executed by a computing device.
09/18/14
20140281760
Management server, management system, and management method
It is provided a management server is configured to store an access log including a monitoring subject id, or a monitoring item id when a request for outputting a historical data is inputted, an incident data including a time, a monitoring subject id, or a monitoring item id when an incident indicating a failure in the each of the devices; associate the incident data with the access log; update data included in the access log to a string of characters abstracted; generate an abstract access log; identify first abstract access log from the generated abstract access log based on the first incident data when a value indicating first incident data is inputted; identify a condition for the historical data to be outputted based on the first abstract access log and the first incident data; and output the identified condition for the historical data.. .
09/18/14
20140280652
Method and device for posting microblog message
Described are a method and a device for posting a microblog message. The method includes: acquiring text content input by a user in a microblog text box; monitoring a posting operating instruction for the text content; calculating the number of the characters of the text content; determining whether the number of the characters of the text contents exceeds a preset-threshold; if the number of the characters of the text content exceeds the preset threshold, converting the text content into a format of messages according to a user selection from a plurality of format settings, and posting the format of the messages as a microblog message, or splitting the text content into multiple microblog message being less than the preset threshold; and if the number of the characters of the text content does not exceed the preset threshold, directly posting the text content as the microblog message..
09/18/14
20140280344
Inexact search acceleration
A system and method are disclosed for inexact search acceleration using reference data. A representative system includes one or more memory circuits storing a plurality of queries and a fm-index of the reference data; and one or more fpgas configured to select a query; select a substring of the selected query; read a section of the fm-index and calculate a plurality of suffix array intervals for the substring with a corresponding plurality of prepended characters in a first or next position; read a first or next character in the first or next position of the query and select a suffix array interval for the read first character; determine whether the suffix array interval is valid and whether a beginning of the query has been reached; returning a first search result when the suffix array interval is valid and the beginning of the query has been reached; and returning a second search result that no match of the query with the reference data was found when the suffix array interval is not valid..
09/18/14
20140280343
Similarity determination between anonymized data items
A method of determining a similarity between records in a data set is provided. Data organized into a plurality of records is received.
09/18/14
20140280342
Secure matching supporting fuzzy data
Provided are techniques for secure matching supporting fuzzy data. A first bloom filter for a first data element is retrieved, wherein each of the characters in the data element has been encrypted with a beginning offset position of the character and encrypted with an end offset position of the character to produce two encrypted values that are added to the first bloom filter.
09/18/14
20140280289
Autosuggestions based on user history
Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for recommending completions for partial strings while a user is typing in characters of the partial strings are provided. A search engine executed by a server receives the partial string.
09/18/14
20140280250
Media content discovery and character organization techniques
Techniques for recommending media are described. A character preference function comprising a plurality of preference coefficients is accessed.
09/18/14
20140280239
Similarity determination between anonymized data items
A method of determining a similarity between records in a data set is provided. Data organized into a plurality of records is received.
09/18/14
20140280235
Scoring of interrelated message elements
A structured collection of message elements comprising message elements and oriented child-parent links each connecting a message element to a parent message element is provided. Each message element comprises a message content and metadata including an author identity and a timestamp.
09/18/14
20140280092
Search intent preview, disambiguation, and refinement
Systems, methods, computer storage media, and user interfaces are provided for non-committal intent preview, disambiguation, and refinement of a search. A search prefix comprising one or more characters associated with an unexecuted search query is received.
09/18/14
20140279842
Inferring a sequence of editing operations to facilitate merging versions of a shared document
The disclosed embodiments relate to a system that infers a sequence of editing operations that were applied to a document to produce an updated version of the document. During operation, the system computes a minimum edit distance between the document and the updated version of the document.
09/18/14
20140279800
Systems and methods for artificial intelligence decision making in a virtual environment
Disclosed is a ai decision making solution under which the actions, reactions and behavior of an ai entity are defined in a virtual environment. In addition to gathering user interactive data within a given scenario, the disclosed principles also provide for a periodic analysis of the entire virtual environment, regardless of user interaction.
09/18/14
20140278538
Method to format and use matrix bar codes and other identification code conventions and tools to enroll end users of products and services into a data supply chain
A system to use strings of computer readable characters, such as qr codes, biometric data captured from electronic devices, and rfid tags to instruct a server or electronic device to register a user upon receipt of the strings of computer readable characters.. .
09/18/14
20140278350
Enhancement of multi-lingual business indicia through curation and synthesis of transliteration, translation and graphemic insight
There is provided a method that includes parsing a string of characters into its graphemes, and generating a pattern of characters that represents an abstraction of the graphemes. There is also provided a system that performs the method, and a storage device that contains instructions for controlling a processor to perform the method..
09/18/14
20140278349
Language model dictionaries for text predictions
Techniques are described to generate text prediction candidates corresponding to detected text characters according to an adaptive language model that includes multiple individual language model dictionaries. Respective scoring data from the dictionaries is combined to select prediction candidates in different interaction scenarios.
09/18/14
20140274377
Pre-play and post-play video game character presentation and equipping
Systems and methods for pre-game and post-game video game character presentation and equipping are disclosed. According to one aspect of the invention, a computer implemented method useful for video game play comprises: determining identities and equipment of at least some game characters for participation in game play; in a time period outside of game play, providing information for rendering the game characters with their equipment in a scene having visual characteristics of a virtual world for game play; providing game players the opportunity to change and/or purchase equipment for their game characters; and providing for game play including the game characters..
09/18/14
20140274373
System and method for animating virtual characters
System and methods for defining and applying animations to virtual characters with interchangeable body parts that may be combined to form composite virtual characters are disclosed. According to aspects of the invention, a software program running on a gaming platform comprises a plurality of virtual characters, each comprising a plurality of interchangeable body parts.
09/18/14
20140274140
Methods and systems for automated information entry in a wireless device
Methods and apparatus for automated information entry in a wireless device may include receiving an input of a sequence of characters. In addition, the methods and apparatus may include identifying a location-related context based on at least a portion of the sequence of characters and obtaining location information of the wireless device in response to identifying the location-related context.
09/18/14
20140273984
Communication device and method for enhanced speed dial
A communication device for enhanced speed dial is described. The communication device comprises a user interface, a display and a transmitter.
09/18/14
20140273983
Communication device and method for enhanced speed dial
A communication device for enhanced speed dial is described. The communication device comprises a user interface, a display and a transmitter.


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