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new patent Methods of treating metal surfaces and devices formed thereby
The present invention relates to methods of treating metal surfaces to enhance adhesion or binding to substrates, and devices formed thereby. In some embodiments of the present invention, methods of achieving improved bonding strength without roughening the topography of a metal surface are provided.
Atotech Deutschland Gmbh


new patent Illumination system with an automatic light identification system for location-dependent lighting configuration, and a operating an illumination system
An illumination system which contains a mobile operating device, a plurality of lights, and a central control device. The control device is designed to control the lights.
Zumtobel Lighting Gmbh


new patent Methods, systems, and intelligent lighting
Intelligent lighting systems include lighting fixtures communicatively coupled to processors and memory to provide efficient, highly responsive, and custom-tailored lighting to meet the needs and preferences of a given user or application. A gateway device provides connectivity linking lighting fixtures to the cloud to enhance data collection, analysis, and lighting control.
Digital Lumens, Inc.


new patent Transformer for providing feeding and data signals
Transformers (1) comprise primary parts and secondary parts with first and second taps (11, 12) for providing feeding signals to combinations of switching circuits (22, 26) and loads (21) and with third and fourth taps (13, 14) for providing data signals to receivers (23). At least one of the third and fourth taps (13, 14) is different from the first and second taps (11, 12).
Philips Lighting Holding B.v.


new patent Management of multiple radio access bearer sessions in a communication system
A system and methodology that can limit and manage the number of multiple radio access bearer (mrab) initiations, which are transitions from a circuit switched (cs) voice session, is provided. Moreover, the system, within a radio access network (ran), can identify vulnerable radio conditions for a user equipment (ue) on an uplink (ul) and/or a downlink (dl), and then subsequently determines whether a packet switched (ps) data session is allowed to pass through to the ue, during a cs voice call.
At&t Mobility Ii Llc


new patent Device of radio network temporary identifier allocation in dual connectivity
A communication device for rnti allocation comprises a processing means, for executing a program, and a storage unit, coupled to the processing means, for storing the program which instructs the processing means to perform the steps: connecting to a first base station, receiving a first rnti assigned by the first base station, receiving a rrc message including a second rnti for communication with a second base station from the first base station, transmitting a rrc message response to the first base station, performing communication with the first base station with the first rnti and communication with the second base station with the second rnti, transmitting a random access preamble to the second base station, receiving a random access response from the second base station, transmitting a scheduled transmission containing the second rnti to the second base station, and receiving a contention resolution message from the second base station.. .
Htc Corporation


new patent Coexistence among wireless devices using peer-to-peer signaling
Systems and methods are disclosed for improving coexistence among wireless devices. A method may include detecting interference on a first radio access technology (rat) channel, initiating a discovery protocol to identify a proximate wireless device in response to the detecting, establishing a wireless communication connection with the proximate wireless device, requesting radio configuration information and radio change capability information from the proximate wireless device, receiving the radio configuration information and the radio change capability information, and attempting to mitigate interference based on the radio configuration information and the radio change capability information received from the proximate wireless device..
Qualcomm Incorporated


new patent Enabling support for transparent relays in wireless communication
Providing for improved implementation of supplemental wireless nodes in a wireless base station deployment is described herein. By way of example, a donor base station is configured to send a schedule of data transmission to and from a set of ues served by the base station, and further can provide the schedule and identifiers for the set of ues to one or more wireless nodes serving the base station.
Qualcomm Incorporated


new patent Efficient optimal group id management scheme for mu-mimo systems
Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to efficient optimal group identification (gid) management for multiple user (mu) multiple-input multiple-output (mimo) communications. Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide an apparatus for wireless communications.
Qualcomm Incorporated


new patent Mobile network optimization
In one embodiment, a method implemented on a computing device includes: classifying a current coverage and capacity (cco) status according to a multiplicity of performance factors for a multiplicity of mobile network cells, clustering the mobile network cells into cell clusters based on at least the classifying and proximity of the mobile network cells to each other, based at least on the performance factors, identifying at least one problem cluster from among the cell clusters, identifying at least one underperforming master key performance indicator (mkpi) for the at least one problem cluster, and instructing the mobile network cells in the at least one problem cluster to perform at least one remedial action to address at least one of the performance factors to improve performance according to the mkpi.. .
Cisco Technology, Inc.


new patent

Method and transceiving data in a wireless communication system which supports a plurality of component carriers

The present disclosure relates to an operating method of a terminal for transceiving data to/from a base station in a system that supports a plurality of component carriers. The method includes receiving, from the base station, downlink control information (dci) masked using a terminal identifier (cell-radio network temporary identifier (c-rnti)) or a semi-persistent scheduling terminal identifier (sps c-rnti) through a physical downlink control channel (pdcch); determining a component carrier for transceiving data to/from the base station; and transceiving data to/from the base station through the determined component carrier.
Lg Electronics Inc.

new patent

Method and configuring virtual beam identifier, and allocating resources using the virtual beam identifier

A base station configures beam identifiers for a plurality of transmission beams. The base station configures virtual beam identifiers for the plurality of transmission beams based on the maximum number of transmission beams from the plurality of transmission beams that may spatially overlap one another, and the beam identifiers.
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

new patent

Transmission of prioritized messages

A communications network comprises a plurality of communication devices using shared communication resources. One of the devices identifies a time interval among the shared communication resources that can be allocated for separate use by another one of the devices, identifies a guard period of the time interval, and transmits information within the guard period..
Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)

new patent

Random access procedure

Methods and apparatus for providing a random access procedure used by a communications device and an access node, for example the ue (user equipment) and enodeb (the lte radio basestation) in an lte network, to e.g. Establish a radio resource control (rrc) connection.
Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson (publ)

new patent

Method for receiving downlink control channel in wireless communication system applying carrier aggregation technique, and apparatus therefor

Disclosed in the present application is a method for detecting a downlink control channel by a terminal in drx mode in a wireless communication system applying carrier aggregation technique. Specifically, the method comprises the steps of: setting downlink control channel detection sub-frames in a tdd primary cell and an fdd secondary cell on the basis of a specific uplink/downlink sub-frame setting related to the tdd primary cell; detecting the downlink control channel in one of the downlink control channel detection sub-frames through the tdd primary cell or the fdd secondary cell while a preset drx related timer defined by the number of sub-frames operates: and receiving a downlink data signal on the basis of the detected downlink control channel, wherein the downlink control channel detection sub-frames in the fdd secondary cell are sub-frames on the fdd secondary cell, conforming to the location of downlink sub-frames in the specific uplink/downlink sub-frame setting or the location of special sub-frames including a downlink resource having the length identical to or greater than a preset length..
Lg Electronics Inc.

new patent

Orthogonal frequency division multiple access uplink resource allocation

This disclosure describes methods, apparatus, and systems related to an ofdma uplink resource allocation framework. An access point may determine a first trigger frame including one or more resource block identifications (rbids) associated with one or more resource units on a communication channel.

new patent

Multichannel preferred device notification

Embodiments relate to multichannel preferred device notification. A system includes a memory having computer readable instructions and a processor for executing the computer readable instructions.
International Business Machines Corporation

new patent

Method and dynamic location-based message notification

In one embodiment, the present invention is a method and apparatus for dynamic location-based message notification. In one embodiment, a method for providing alerts to a computing device includes identifying, via a set of location-specific computing resources, a current location of the computing device and sending at least one alert to the computing device, based on the current location..
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

new patent

Determining paging frames in a wireless network

A paging frame may be determined based on a first value divided by a second value and a wtru identifier modulo the second value. The second value may be based on a discontinuous reception (drx) cycle value..
Interdigital Technology Corporation

new patent

Method and transmitting and receiving data by using plurality of carriers in mobile communication systems

The method for transmitting and receiving data at a base station in a wireless communication system according to one embodiment of the present invention includes the steps of receiving a performance report from a terminal, determining whether the addition of a serving cell is necessary, when the addition of the serving cell is necessary, transmitting a request for receiving a cell identifying signal to one or more other base stations on the basis of the received performance repoπand transmitting a request for transmitting the cell identifying signal to the terminal. According to the embodiment, in a network in which a small cell and a macro cell are overlapped and operated, the terminal can minimize battery consumption and quickly recognize the small cell..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

new patent

Operation of machine-type communication devices

The invention relates to operating a machine-type communication (mtc) device for communication with a cellular radio network. A transmission is made from the mtc device to the cellular radio network to register the mtc device with the cellular radio network.
Vodafone Ip Licensing Limited

new patent

Wireless network host in silent mode

An access point that implements operating modes in which beacons may be selectively disabled. Beacons may be disabled when no device is actively associated through the access point.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

new patent

Systems, methods, and computer program products for managing access to femtocell coverage

Systems, methods, and computer program products are for managing access to a femtocell coverage area. An exemplary method includes storing in a memory component a first identifier corresponding to a subscribed service of a communication device and a second identifier corresponding to a user of the communication device, and granting access to the femtocell coverage area using the second identifier..
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

new patent

Relay device and air conditioning system

A relay device communicably connects an upper-level air conditioning system and a lower-level air conditioning system that use different protocols. An upper-side communicator is connected to a first bus, and transmits and receives communication packets to and from the upper-level air conditioning system.
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

new patent

Dynamic communication routing based on consistency weighting and routing rules

Systems and methods for dynamic communication routing based on consistency weighting and routing rules are disclosed. A computing device can receive a communication including content data.
Liveperson, Inc.

new patent

Handover relation identification utilizing network events

Aspects relate to automatically establishing neighbor relations for adjacent sectors based on one or more network events. The neighbor relations can be established between sectors that can be identified as inter-frequency neighbors or intrafrequency neighbors.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

new patent

Cell id expansion and hierarchical cell id structures

In some embodiments, a network node has an associated cell identifier (“cell id”). The network node creates a primary synchronization signal (pss), a first secondary synchronization signal, and one or more additional secondary synchronization signals.
Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson (publ)

new patent

Method and arrangement in a telecommunication system

The present invention relates to resource management in a telecommunication system. In particular the invention relates to detection and estimation of transport network load and optimization of transport network resources.
Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson (publ)

new patent

Network access fault reporting

A loss of connection between a wireless access point and a network is reported to a network-based service platform by the wireless access point by automatically establishing wireless contact with a second wireless access point, and transmits a predetermined fault report message to a predetermined network platform address by way of the second wireless access point and the second network interface. Authentication credentials are stored in the access point allowing automatic access to the service platform without user intervention, to allow the report to be generated without user intervention.
British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

new patent

3d modeling of cell sites to detect configuration and site changes

A modeling method performed for a cell site to detect changes in or at the cell site includes obtaining first data regarding the cell site from a first audit performed using one or more data acquisition techniques and obtaining second data regarding the cell site from a second audit performed using the one or more data acquisition techniques, wherein the second audit is performed at a different time than the first audit; processing the first data to define a first model of the cell site using the associated one or more location identifiers and processing the second data to define a second model of the cell site using the associated one or more location identifiers; comparing the first model with the second model to identify the changes in or at the cell site; and performing one or more actions based on the identified changes.. .
Etak Systems, Llc

new patent

Unauthorized beacon detection

A method to detect unauthorized beacons includes receiving position information that defines a positional pattern for a plurality of authorized beacons, receiving beacon identifiers from a plurality of beacons with a beacon receiving device, determining a movement path of the beacon receiving device relative to the positional pattern, and determining whether the movement path has an anomaly. A corresponding computer program product and computer system are also disclosed herein..
International Business Machines Corporation

new patent

Signalling between a frequency converter and a terminal device

A frequency converter comprises energy transfer means capable of wireless inductive power transfer to a wireless terminal device placed to an inductive charging position of the frequency converter. In response to recognising that the terminal device is placed to the charging position, an identification procedure is carried out between the frequency converter and the terminal device via a wireless connection established between the frequency converter and the terminal device.
Abb Technology Oy

new patent

Methods, nodes and devices for ensuring security of service requests

A method (30) is provided for a first network node (22) of ensuring validity of a service request. The method (30) comprises receiving (31), from a second network node (13), a first piece of information relating to a destination identifier of the service request; receiving (32), from a communication device (12), a request for the service, the request comprising a second piece of information relating to the destination identifier; and determining (33) the service request to be valid if establishing a correspondence of the first piece of information with the second piece of information, else determining the service request to be invalid.
Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson (publ)

new patent

Mobile device hotspot secure public peer-to-peer sharing

Systems and methods for allowing a user to control sharing of network bandwidth in a peer-to-peer environment are described herein. An example telecommunications device includes a user interface device, a processor and a memory device.
T-mobile Usa, Inc.

new patent

System and process for controlling a portable device

There is disclosed a process for remotely controlling an electronic device including steps which include presenting a login screen, presenting a plurality of different login steps comprising at least one of a password and an additional login step, connecting the device to a remote server to confirm the password and the identity of the user and unlocking at least one application upon a confirmation of the password and the identity of the user.. .

new patent

Distributed configurator entity

A system and method for distributed storage and/or management of network credentials in a wireless network. A first device of the wireless network receives a set of network credentials from a first configurator.
Qualcomm Incorporated

new patent

Control system cooperating with a mobile device and a management server

A control system includes a control device, a controller, a plurality of user mobile devices, a manager mobile device, and a manager server. An initial first identification information of each user mobile device obtained by the manager mobile device is sent to the manager server, is authenticated, and is encoded.

new patent

Flexible configuration and authentication of wireless devices

An apparatus and method for configuring a wireless station for use within a wireless local area network are disclosed. In at least one exemplary embodiment, a pairwise master key is generated by the wireless station and an access point within the wireless local area network.
Qualcomm Incorporated

new patent

Procedure for generating a digital identity of a user of a mobile device, digital identity of the user, and authentication procedure using said digital identity of the user

The invention also refers to the digital identity of a user (100), a procedure for authenticating a user which makes use of said digital identity. And an application (11) which can be installed in a mobile device (10) or a second device that is able to run the application, to generate a digital identity for the user (100) of the mobile device (10)..

new patent

Tag based filtering on geographic regions, digital assets, messages, and anonymous user profiles

A method, apparatus, and computer program product for performing region monitoring using tag matching to more closely match the monitored regions to a user's preference. A user enters user tags of interest, which are persisted to the region monitoring web server.
Ping4 Inc.

new patent

System and customizing symbols in contact entries

Methods and systems for processing symbols in contact list entries are provided herein. In some embodiments, a method for controlling one or more features of a telephony system via a user device, comprises receiving a selection of a contact in a contact list to establish a communication session from the user device; parsing a dial-string associated with the contact, wherein the dial string includes an identifier and one or more symbols, and wherein the one or more symbols are associated with one or more features of the user device; translating the one or more symbols into instructions to control the one or more features; and initiating the telecommunication session based on the instructions..
Vonage Network Llc

new patent

Mtc device communication method, device, and system

Embodiments provide an mtc device communication method, device, and system. A second network element receives, a query message sent by a first network element after the first network element identifies that a type of a received short message is a preset-type short message.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

new patent

Multi-terminal-based message pushing

Provided is a multi-terminal-based message pushing method and device. The method includes: in the case of reading a push message, sending, by a current terminal, a message for acquiring information about the current terminal to an information server, wherein the push message carries a file; receiving the information about the current terminal which is sent by the information server; and according to the received information about the current terminal, in the case where the file carried in the push message is read by the current terminal effectively, returning an effective reading identifier to the information server, so that the information server cancels unread reminder of the push message for other terminals..
Le Shi Internet Information Technology Corp., Beijing

new patent

Systems and methods for proactively identifying and surfacing relevant content on a touch-sensitive device

Systems and methods for proactively assisting users with accurately locating a parked vehicle are disclosed herein. An example method includes: automatically, and without instructions from a user: determining that a user of the electronic device is in a vehicle that has come to rest at a geographic location.
Apple Inc.

new patent

Predicting lost devices using normal usage patterns

A method for predicting lost mobile devices. The method includes, identifying, by one or more processors, one or more pre-designated locations, where each of the one or more pre-designated locations contains devices and a main device to be tracked.
International Business Machines Corporation

new patent

Automatic response to localized input

Automatic response to localized input is provided. Where a first user equipment enters a service area, the presence of the first user equipment can be determined from an identification information.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

new patent

Tracking service queues using single-point signal monitoring

A method of tracking a service queue using a single-point signal monitor in which at least one customer carries a wireless device may include: receiving a received signal strength from the wireless device as a trace; identify first segments of the trace containing mostly positive sloped received signal strength; identify second segments of the trace containing mostly negative sloped received signal; extract attributes from the first and second segments as child variables for two parent nodes in a bayesian network in which the two parent nodes respectively model a beginning of service and a leaving period for a service queue; and inputting the extracted attributes into bayesian network; and determining a beginning of service and leaving period using the bayesian network. The method may also include determining critical time points in a trace using a k-l divergence technique..
Stevens Institute Of Technology

new patent

Support of otdoa positioning using ambiguous cells

Techniques are discussed for supporting positioning with ambiguous wireless cells. An ambiguous cell may employ a distributed antenna system (das), one or more remote radio heads (rrhs), repeaters or relays, or may broadcast the same positioning reference signal (prs) as another nearby cell.
Qualcomm Incorporated

new patent

Location and time specific mobile participation platform

A mobile participation platform enables a wireless network operator or third party to solicit response data related to a specific time and location specific event by signaling multiple mobile device users that meet predefined qualifications. The qualifications include presence at the specific location at the specific time, and may include other characteristics, such as prior consent to receive solicitations, and particular device type or data collection functionality.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

new patent

Narrow beam mesh network

Methods, apparatuses, and systems relating to narrow beam communications and wireless networking are disclosed. Exemplary methods for wireless networking and communications may include identifying a geographic area, receiving topography data related to the geographic area, analyzing the topography data, identifying a first line of sight path related to a first access point location and one or more customer premises device locations based at least in part on the analyzing, and identifying a second line of sight path based at least in part on a predetermined amount..
Vivint, Inc.

new patent

Repackaging media content data with anonymous identifiers

Systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media for maintaining user anonymity in content statistics. A system can first receive a media content request from a client device.
Apple Inc.

new patent

Priority based routing of data on an electronic device

Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for priority based routing on an electronic device of data received from a processing subsystem are provided. In some embodiments, a method may include detecting on an electronic device that data received from a remote subsystem includes identifier information that is associated with a match element of an entry of a routing table, routing at least a portion of the data to a first priority destination identified by the entry, and, when the routing of the at least a portion of the data to the first priority destination identified by the entry is not successful, routing the at least a portion of the data to a second priority destination identified by the entry, wherein the second priority destination identified by the entry is different than the first priority destination identified by the entry..
Apple Inc.

new patent

Method for controlling storage battery pack and storage battery pack

In a method, when a first information terminal, which is provided with a wireless communication device capable of communicating with a first wireless communication device provided in a storage battery pack and which retains first identification information indicating a user of the storage battery pack, comes into close proximity with the first wireless communication device (s11), the first information terminal is registered in registration information as a first type of information terminal capable of altering the registration information, the registration information being stored in a storage device provided inside or outside of the storage battery pack, and being of information terminals capable of acquiring information relating to the storage battery pack stored in the storage device (s12).. .
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

new patent

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and recording medium

An information processing apparatus includes a data format determination unit determining whether data read by near field wireless communications correspond to data read in a peer-to-peer mode; a data attribute determination unit identifying an application that can use the data based on attribute information of the data when it is determined that the data correspond to the data that are read in the peer-to-peer mode; a communication method determination unit identifying an application that can use the data based on a communication method used when the data are read, when it is determined that the data do not correspond to the data that are read in the peer-to-peer mode; and an application use processing unit performing processing so that the application identified by the data attribute determination unit or the application identified by the communication method determination unit can use the data.. .
Ricoh Company, Ltd.

new patent

Methods and apparatuses for indoor positioning

The invention introduces an apparatus for indoor positioning, which contains at least a communications interface and a processing unit. The processing unit, coupled to the communications interface, sets the apparatus to a connection-disallowed state when an indoor positioning is activated, and broadcasts an advertising message periodically in an advertising state via the communications interface, where the advertising message contains at least the identity of the apparatus, a timestamp at which the advertising message is sent, and the transmission power..
Quanta Computer Inc.

new patent

Systems and configuring mobile device applications based on location

Methods and systems for automatically configuring mobile device applications based on location are described. In an example, methods and systems for enabling contextual in-store experience modification on a mobile device can include capabilities for altering the functionality of a mobile application based at least in part on the location of the mobile device.
Ebay Inc.

new patent

Systems and methods for proactively identifying and surfacing relevant content on a touch-sensitive device

Systems and methods for proactively populating an application with information that was previously viewed by a user in a different application are disclosed herein. An example method includes: while displaying a first application, obtaining information identifying a first physical location viewed by a user in the first application.
Apple Inc.

new patent

Hearing aid with assisted noise suppression

An input transducer (11, 12) of a hearing aid (10) converts audio from the environment into an electric input signal. A signal processor (13) amplifies and conditions the electric input signal according to a preset set of audio processing parameters, and an output transducer (14) reproduces output audio.
Widex A/s

new patent

Systems and methods for new battery identification and derived battery capacity

The present subject matter includes systems and methods for detecting a new hearing aid battery and estimating hearing aid battery life by analyzing changes in battery voltage signatures during the hearing aid device booting process. The analysis may include analyzing a boot signature voltage drop occurring upon initial application of a higher load.
Starkey Laboratories, Inc.

new patent

Loudspeaker enclosure with at least one loudspeaker with a convex mobile membrane exhibiting continuity of shape with an adjacent member

Loudspeaker enclosure comprising at least one loudspeaker having a convex mobile membrane, and a member surrounding the mobile membrane and comprising an external surface bounded by an internal edge (Γ′)situated facing the mobile membrane, which comprises a peripheral edge (Γ) situated facing the internal edge of the member and forming a closed loop. The mobile membrane and the member have a suitable shape such that, over a continuous portion (Γ″) of the peripheral edge (Γ) representing at least 25% of the length of the peripheral edge, for any first point (m) on the continuous portion and any second point (m′) situated on the internal edge at a location such that the distance between the first point (m) and second point (m′) is minimal, the mobile membrane has, at the first point, a first tangent plane, essentially coincident with a second tangent plane at the second point..
Devialet

new patent

Generating customized on-demand videos from automated test scripts

Generating customized on-demand videos from automated test scripts is provided. Responsive to receiving a request for an instruction on performing a task on a computer, a database of automated test scripts may be searched to identify a set of test scripts that comprise a set of executable actions associated with the task.
International Business Machines Corporation

new patent

Real-time cloud-based video watermarking systems and methods

A video generation system is configured to provide streaming video as a cloud processed service to viewers over a computing network. In response to a request from a viewer, a video source is configured to provide video and an identifier source is configured to provide an identifier for inclusion in the video.
Sony Interactive Entertainment America Llc

new patent

System and content streaming and downloading

Systems, methods, architectures, mechanisms or apparatus for streaming content toward client devices, comprising a content delivery system configured to automatically ingest content asset packages and publish identifying data associated with content assets encrypted and stored therein at a content delivery network (cdn), a virtualized digital rights management (drm) platform configured to provide content encryption keys to the content delivery system and to authorized client devices, and a virtualized services platform configured to interact with client devices to authenticate client devices, receive client device content requests, and cause the cdn to transmit requested content to an authorized client device.. .
Charter Communications Operating, Llc

new patent

System and multipath communication management in an aircraft

Disclosed is a method and seat centric device for providing data over a plurality of communication channels inside an aircraft. In one aspect, the method comprises obtaining storage information of data from one or more aircraft servers and a request for subset of data from a seat centric device.
Hcl Technologies Limited

new patent

Using text data in content presentation and content search

Methods and systems for using text data in content presentation and content search are disclosed. Text data.
Comcast Cable Communications, Llc

new patent

Apparatus, accessing an initial portion of a media content event

Systems and methods are operable to retrieve a previously broadcast initial portion of a media content event. An exemplary embodiment stores a media content event at a first media device as the media content event is communicated over a broadcast system; receives a request at the first media device from a second media device, wherein the request identifies an initial portion of a media content event that has previously been communicated over a broadcast system; identifies the initial portion of the media content event from the stored media content event; retrieves the identified initial portion of the media content event; and communicates the initial portion of the media content event from the first media device to the second media device..
Echostar Technologies L.l.c.

new patent

Cross-platform messaging

Systems and methods are provided for displaying a short message service (sms) message on user media equipment, in which the user media equipment includes a set-top box and a display. In some embodiments, the set-top box receives an sms message, wherein the sms message includes information identifying a triggering event for displaying the sms message.
Rovi Guides, Inc.

new patent

Methods and systems for identifying distribution opportunities based on adjacent keywords

A computer-implemented method includes receiving, by a first computing device, an identification of a video and an identification of a distribution channel of the video. The method includes retrieving, by the first computing device, from a video sharing network, metadata associated with a video.
Pixability, Inc.

new patent

Apparatus for transmitting broadcast signals, receiving broadcast signals, transmitting broadcast signals and receiving broadcast signals

The present invention provides a method of providing interactive services or contents. The method includes, receiving a esg (enhancement service guide) information including preference criteria indicating characteristics of the interactive services or contents for recommending the user the interactive services or contents based on user's personal interests, receiving a pdi (profiles, demographics, interests) table via broadcast signals, wherein the pdi table includes plural pdi questions related to user's personal interests for interactive contents, wherein each of the pdi questions has a question id identifying a pdi question, obtaining an answer for at least one of the pdi questions, storing the obtained answer in the pdi table, determining recommendation interactive services or contents by comparing the preference criteria with the obtained answer and presenting the determined recommendation interactive services or contents in esg..
Lg Electronics Inc.

new patent

Process for increasing the quality of experience for users that watch on their terminals a high definition video stream

Process for increasing the quality of experience for users that watch on their terminals (1) a high definition video stream (2, i, v) captured by at least one video capturing device (3) and provided by a server (4) to which said users are connected through their terminals (1) in a network, said process providing for: —collecting, for each user of a sample of the whole audience of said video stream, at least information about the position of the gaze of said user on said video stream; —aggregating all of said collected information and analysing said aggregated information to identify the main regions of interest (r1, r2, r3, r4) for said video stream according to the number of users' gazes positioned on said regions of interest; —selecting at least a region of interest (r1, r2, r3) of said video stream to be displayed on some terminals (1) of said users.. .
Alcatel Lucent

new patent

Video channel categorization schema

Implementations are disclosed for scoring and categorizing a video channel. A method includes receiving category identifiers associated with a plurality of videos in a video channel.
Google Inc.

new patent

Systems and methods for determining conceptual boundaries in content

Systems and methods are provided herein for enabling a user to easily revert back to a conceptual boundary of a media stream that is not predefined by an editor or user. In some embodiments, control circuitry may execute a natural language engine to heuristically determine a plurality of conceptual boundaries of the media stream as the media stream is presented.
Rovi Guides, Inc.

new patent

Manifest re-assembler for a streaming video channel

A device is configured to receive a playlist identifying content assets to be played on a streaming video channel. Each of the content assets may include segments.
Accenture Global Services Limited

new patent

Systems and methods for determing effectiveness of asset insertion

One system herein is operable to determine effectiveness of asset insertion in vod content. The vod content is selected by a user through a cpe.
Canoe Ventures, Llc

new patent

Delivering modified content meeting time constraints

In the following, a content delivery system delivers a modified version of a media asset to a current content consuming user. Control information identifying a desired attribute of the modified version of the asset is received from the current content consuming user.
Piksel, Inc.

new patent

System and providing advertising content in media program content

A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a server comprising a memory to store executable instructions and a controller coupled to the memory. The controller, responsive to executing the instructions, performs operations comprising presenting a graphical user interface enabling selectable advertisements or a selectable channel distribution service for delivery to a set top box, presenting filters for targeted delivery of advertisements to subscriber equipment based on information descriptive of the subscriber, selecting advertisements from an advertising server based on detected selections of advertisements or a detected channel distribution service preference, transmitting a globally unique identifier of the set top box to a billing server, initiating storage of the selectable advertisements at a remote advertisement delivery server, and presenting the selectable advertisements to the set top box.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

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Apparatus for transmitting broadcasting signal, receiving broadcasting signal, and transmitting/receiving broadcasting signal through transmitting/receiving broadcasting signal

A method for transmitting broadcast signals in a transmitter. Internet protocol (ip) packets are input processed to output data of a plurality of physical layer pipes (plps).
Lg Electronics Inc.

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Derivation of color gamut scalability parameters and tables in scalable video coding

Techniques are described for identifying and reducing the incidence of artifacts in video using color gamut scalability (cgs) parameters and tables in scalable video coding (svc). Derivation of cgs mapping tables are performed for each partition of pixel values in a color space.
Qualcomm Incorporated

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Efficient still image coding with video compression techniques

Coding techniques for image data may cause a still image to be converted to a “phantom” video sequence, which is coded by motion compensated prediction techniques. Thus, coded video data obtained from the coding operation may include temporal prediction references between frames of the video sequence.
Apple Inc.

new patent

Video coding techniques for high quality coding of low motion content

Techniques for coding video data are described that maintain high precision coding for low motion video content. Such techniques include determining whether a source video sequence to be coded has low motion content.
Apple Inc.

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Motion estimation using collocated blocks

A data processing system for performing motion estimation in a sequence of frames comprising first and second frames each divided into respective sets of blocks of pixels, the system comprising: a vector generator configured to form motion vector candidates representing mappings of pixels between the first and second frames; and a vector processor configured to, for a search block of the first frame, identify a first motion vector candidate ending in a block of the second frame collocated with the search block and form an output vector for the search block which is substantially parallel to the first motion vector candidate and represents a mapping of pixels from the search block to the second frame.. .
Imagination Technologies Limited

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Complementary vectors

A data processing system for performing motion estimation comprising: a vector generator configured to form a set of forward vectors for blocks of the first frame and a set of backward vectors for blocks of the second frame, each forward vector identifying a possible mapping of a block into the second frame, and each backward vector identifying a possible mapping of a block into the first frame; and a processor configured to, for a block of an output frame interpolated between the first and second frames, identify a first forward vector formed for the first frame and collocated with the search block and a first backward vector formed for the second frame and collocated with the search block; the processor being configured to, if the first forward and backward vectors are inverse, generate an output vector for the search block from the first forward and backwards vectors.. .
Imagination Technologies Limited

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4d electromagnetic surveillance system to capture visible and non-visible events and operation

A 4d event recordation terminal has visible spectrum and non-visible spectrum sensors co-aligned over a field of view. Non-visible spectrum sensors receive electromagnetic fields emitted by mobile wireless devices either probing or responding to a transceiver.

new patent

Transmitting apparatus, transmitting method, and receiving apparatus

A data packet made up of a header portion and content portion is generated. Related information of image data, for example disparity information or the like, is inserted into the content portion of the data packet herein.

new patent

Adaptive tone mapping based on local contrast

A method, apparatus, and non-transitory computer readable medium for video tone mapping. The method includes processing a video using at least first and second tone mapping functions to generate at least first and second tone mapped videos and identifying an amount of local contrast in one or more areas of each of the at least first and second tone mapped videos.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

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Liquid crystal display unit and projection-type display device

There is provided a liquid crystal display unit including a liquid crystal panel for modulating light; a light shielding plate for controlling light not to be incident on areas other than an effective pixel area of the liquid crystal panel; an optical compensation element arranged at sides on which the light is incident in the liquid crystal panel and the light shielding plate; and an optical compensation element holder for holding the optical compensation element to be spaced from the light shielding plate and not to contact other members.. .
Sony Corporation

new patent

Systems and methods for care monitoring

A systems and methods for monitoring a patient in or around a bed is provided. Systems and methods are provided for a medical monitoring system that is capable of identifying a positional state, or a sequence of positional states, of a patient in or around a bed, and determining if the positional state, or sequence of positional states, is dangerous to the patient.
The General Hospital Corporation

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Identifying spatial locations of events within video image data

An invention for identifying a spatial location of an event within video image data is provided. Disclosed are embodiments for detecting an object and obtaining trajectory data of a trajectory of the object within the video image data from a sensor device; converting the trajectory data into a contour-coded compressed image; generating, based on the trajectory data, a searchable code that contains a set of locations traversed by the trajectory of the object within the video image; associating the searchable code with the contour-coded compressed image in a database; and returning, in response to a query having a selected location that corresponds a location of the set of locations in the searchable code, an image of the trajectory data corresponding to the object based on the contour-coded compressed image in the database..
International Business Machines Corporation

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Method an isolating an active participant in a group of participants

Isolation of an active participant in a group of participants commences by first capturing images and audio of participants. Thereafter, an active one of the participants in the group of participants (e.g., a participant that is currently speaking) is identified.
Thomson Licensing

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Low cost led driver with improved serial bus

An led driver ic for driving external strings of leds includes a prefix register and a data register connected in series with each other and with the prefix and data registers in other driver ics. The prefix and data registers of the driver ics are connected in a daisy chain arrangement with an interface ic.
Advanced Analogic Technologies Incorporated

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Imaging element, image pickup apparatus, controlling imaging element, program, and storage medium

An imaging element includes a pixel unit configured to receive incident light and include a photoelectric conversion unit performing photoelectric conversion. The imaging element performs a compression process on a first signal which is an imaging signal output from the pixel unit.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

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Camera module and image capturing apparatus

Disclosed is a camera module that is compact and has a low manufacturing cost, and is capable of correcting blur in a captured image more favorably. An image capturing lens (103) is configured so that a size of an image that an image capturing lens (103) forms is proportionate to an angle at which a principal ray from an object (200) is incident to the image capturing lens (103)..
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

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Optimizing capture of focus stacks

Generating a focus stack, including receiving initial focus data that identifies a plurality of target depths, positioning a lens at a first position to capture a first image at a first target depth of the plurality of target depths, determining, in response to capturing the first image and prior to capturing additional images, a sharpness metric for the first image, capturing, in response to determining that the sharpness metric for the first image is an unacceptable value, a second image at a second position based on the sharpness metric, wherein the second position is not included in the plurality of target depths, determining that a sharpness metric for the second image is an acceptable value, and generating a focus stack using the second image.. .
Apple Inc.

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Capturing images using controlled vibration

Systems and methods of capturing imagery are provided. In particular, vibration can be induced in an imaging platform to eliminate blur in one or more images captured by the imaging platform.
Google Inc.

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Information processing the replacement of personal information in print documents

An information processing apparatus in accordance with the present disclosure includes an identification number detecting circuit configured to detect an identification number included in data to be printed, a conversion information obtaining circuit configured to obtain conversion information, associated with the identification number in the data to be printed, from association information associated with an item information displayed to be associated with the identification number in the data to be printed of an item, an information conversion processing circuit configured to convert the identification number, included in the data to be printed, according to the conversion information obtained from the association information by the conversion information obtaining circuit, and a print data generating circuit configured to generate print data for instructing an image forming apparatus to print an output image that includes the converted identification number.. .

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Color gamut size metric estimation

A gamut size metric for use in all phases of color image processing (e.g., capture, transmission, and display) is described. In general, techniques are disclosed for determining a single-valued metric that changes as image content changes.
Apple Inc.

new patent

Device, identifying sections of documents

A method for identifying sections of contracts. This method works well with documents that originated from scanned images, i.e., documents that could possibly include noise and misleading cues..

new patent

Information processing system, information processing apparatus, and application method

Provided are a setting-information receiving unit that receives, from a user terminal, the setting information that includes the function setting information that indicates the printing setting of a printer driver for a device and the user identification information on the user who uses the user terminal and that stores it in a setting-information storage unit; a request-information receiving unit that receives, from the shared terminal, the request information that includes the user identification information; an application-information generating unit that acquires, from the setting-information storage unit, the function setting information, included in the setting information that includes the user identification information, included in the request information and that generates an installation package for applying the printing setting, indicated by the function setting information, to the printing setting of the printer driver of a shared terminal for the device; and a delivering unit that delivers the installation package to the shared terminal.. .
Ricoh Company, Ltd.

new patent

Portable terminal device, communication system, communication method, and communication program

A portable terminal device includes: a receiving unit that receives an action instruction in a predetermined action mode given by a user for one image processing device among a plurality of image processing devices; a radio wave strength detection unit that receives a radio wave for measuring the strength of the radio wave to detect the strength of radio wave of each of the image processing devices; a radio wave strength difference calculation unit that calculates differences in the strengths of radio waves between the image processing device with the maximum strength of radio wave and the other image processing devices; an identification unit that identifies, as the image processing device to which the action instruction received is given, the image processing device having the maximum strength of radio wave; and an instruction unit that gives the action instruction in the action mode to the image processing device.. .
Konica Minolta, Inc.

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Image forming apparatus, image data transmission method, and computer program

An image forming apparatus includes: a reception unit configured to receive identifiers for communication of respective destinations from a first server; a display unit configured to display a screen to make an user select any one of the identifiers as an address of image data; and a transmission unit configured to transmit the image data to the selected identifier when any one of the identifiers has been selected and to transmit the image data to a transmission device for storing the identifier or a second server from which the transmission device downloads the data when the identifier is not received.. .
Konica Minolta, Inc.

new patent

Automatic language selection for interactive voice response system

An interactive voice response (ivr) system performs automatic language selection without requiring the caller to provide a manual language selection input. The ivr system receives an incoming call along with appropriate caller identification.
Ringcentral, Inc.

new patent

Dynamic user interface to reduce impact of unwanted calls

A user device (e.g., a mobile phone) may receive unwanted calls on a regular enough basis to irritate a user of the user device. Systems and/or methods, described herein, may identify unwanted calls in an automated fashion, and may allow users to quickly make intelligent decisions as to whether they should answer an incoming call from an unknown number or not.

new patent

Caller identification for restricted mobile devices

A call information server registers with a carrier platform to receive call notifications for a telephone number associated with a mobile device. When an incoming communication is made to the registered telephone number, the call information server receives a call notification before the incoming communication arrives at the mobile device.
Whitepages, Inc.

new patent

Battery module for communication devices having an accessory interface

A battery module for a portable communication device having a controller. In one embodiment, the battery module includes a battery accessory interface having a positive terminal, an identifying terminal, and a negative terminal.
Motorola Solutions, Inc.

new patent

Control system cooperating with a mobile device

A control system includes a control device, a controller, a plurality of user mobile devices, and a manager mobile device. An initial first identification information picked up by each user mobile device is sent to the manager mobile device, is authenticated, and is encoded.

new patent

System and contact identification dissemination

A system and method are presented for contact identification dissemination among devices within a hybrid cloud distributed system. Information associated with a first party device is provided to a cloud managed telephony network appliance.
Interactive Intelligence Group, Inc.

new patent

Tracking downloadable electronic files

Client requests for electronic files (e.g., requests for download from a website) can be leveraged by augmenting the electronic files with unique identifiers and/or enriching (e.g., dynamic) content, and tracking distribution or usage of the files based on network requests associated with the electronic files, such as attempts to upload a previously downloaded file or content requests originating from links included in the augmented electronic files.. .

new patent

Method for providing software as a service

A method for use in a computer of generating a cost associated with performing a request for a service using computer software, the method comprising: generating metadata associated with the cost of a plurality of portions of the computer software, the metadata including an identifier associated with each of the plurality of portions of the computer software; embedding at least the identifier into each respective portion of the plurality of portions of the computer software; utilizing the embedded identifier to determine which of the plurality of portions of the computer software are used to perform the request; assigning, using the metadata, a cost to each of the one or more portions of the computer software determined to be used to perform the request; and calculating a total cost associated with usage of the computer software to perform the request.. .
International Business Machines Corporation

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Management of connections within a messaging environment based on the statistical analysis of server responsiveness

In one embodiment, a method for managing execution of software operations is provided. The method includes a computer processor determining that a software program executing on a computing device utilizes a server to execute at least one software operation.
International Business Machines Corporation

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Dynamic creation of subservices

Methods and devices for enabling communication of a client application of a computing device with other devices are provided. The method includes obtaining, from a first client application on the computing device, one or more preferences for creating a first subservice for communicating with the other devices.
Apple Inc.

new patent

Method and system for processing notifications amongst applications of a data processing system

An application manager of an operating system running within a data processing system receives a request from a first daemon via a first application programming interface (api) to present a notification message to a user. In response, the application manager identifies a first of a plurality of applications that have been installed within the operating system based on a unique identifier extracted from the request.
Apple Inc.





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