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new patent Thermal management systems for electronics
A refrigeration system for electronics includes a compressor disposed on a main line and configured to compress a refrigerant in the refrigeration system and a condenser disposed downstream of the compressor on the main line. An evaporator line is in fluid communication with the main line downstream of the condenser and has an evaporator configured to receive heat into the refrigerant from an external heat source.
Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation


new patent Raod lighting
A system comprising: one or more road-side illumination sources arranged to emit illumination to illuminate at least part of a road; one or more detectors arranged to detect a value of one or more parameters of a vehicle travelling on this road or this part of the road, the one or more parameters comprising a type of the vehicle and/or an identity of one or more users of the vehicle; and a controller arranged to control the illumination emitted by the one or more illumination sources, wherein the controller is configured to adapt the illumination in dependence on the detected value or values of the one or more detected parameters.. .
Philips Lighting Holding B.v.


new patent Ambient flame style flicker lighting system and methods
The described embodiments relate to systems, methods, and apparatuses for controlling a lighting unit to provide multiple different static and dynamic illumination patterns. The illumination patterns can be provided in response to changes in environmental conditions detected by sensors of the lighting unit.
Heathco Llc


new patent Management of multiple radio access bearer sessions in a communication system
An ability to 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 Vehicle-to-everything reattach timing
Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication are described. A user equipment (ue) may establish a connection to a base station for wireless communications with a network that supports vehicle based communications.
Qualcomm Incorporated


new patent Dynamic provisioning of unique identifier for establishing peer-to-peer connection
Methods and apparatus for dynamically assigning a unique identifier (uid) are disclosed. According to certain embodiments, the methods may include transmitting a request for unique identifier (uid) to a server.
Xiaoyi Technology Co., Ltd.


new patent Wireless connection method, machine-readable storage medium and electronic device using out-of band channel
A wireless connection method between a plurality of electronic devices using an out of band channel is provided. The wireless connection method includes receiving a first hash value through the out of band channel, receiving device identification information of electronic devices in proximity to an electronic device through a main wireless channel, calculating hash values of the device identification information, and performing a wireless connection of the electronic device with a surrounding electronic device that has the hash value identical to the first hash value among the calculated hash values..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


new patent Wireless communication saving power and wireless communication terminal using same
To this end, provided are a base wireless communication terminal, including: a transceiver configured to transmit and receive a wireless signal; and a processor configured to control an operation of the base wireless communication terminal, wherein the processor is configured to: transmit a traffic indicator map (tim) including identifier information of at least one station which is to receive downlink data, transmit a trigger frame triggering a ps-poll transmission of the at least one station indicated by the tim, receive at least one ps-poll transmitted in response to the trigger frame, and transmit downlink data to a station that transmitted the ps-poll and a wireless communication method using the same.. .

new patent Predictive downlink scheduling
The embodiments herein provide a method and apparatus for scheduling users of a communication system, based on an advantageous pre-scheduling scheme. As a first scheduler process during a current scheduling interval, first users selected for scheduling in the current scheduling interval are regularly scheduled to thereby make radio resource reservations for the first users.
Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson (publ)


new patent Scheduler for layer mapped code words
An enode-b includes push mapping hardware for improved performance. A scheduler schedules first and second code words of first and second respective user devices.
Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.


new patent

Scheduling voice-over-ip users in wireless systems using carrier aggregation

Scheduling of delay-sensitive downlink traffic in a downlink carrier aggregation scenario is performed in such a way as to take advantage of the unambiguous harq feedback that is available when the downlink assignment is transmitted coincident with an uplink tdd subframe on the secondary carrier. An example method, in a wireless network node supporting downlink carrier aggregation of a primary carrier in frequency division duplexing, fdd, mode and a secondary carrier in time-division duplexing, tdd, mode, includes determining (710) that a first user device supported or to be supported with said downlink carrier aggregation has bela sensitive downlink traffic.
Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson (publ)

new patent

Apparatus and paging overlap mitigation

An apparatus and a method. The apparatus includes a first subscriber identity module (sim); a second sim; a dual sim resource controller (dsrc) connected to the first sim and the second sim; and a radio frequency (rf) communication entity connected to the dsrc, wherein the dsrc performs one of scheduling a first paging preparation period of the first sim prior to a second paging preparation period of the second sim and re-attempting by the first sim an rf request for the rf communication entity after an initial rf request for the rf communication entity is not granted..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

new patent

Radio receiving apparatus, radio transmission apparatus, communication method, and communication system

Ofdma transmission by a plurality of terminal apparatuses is realized in a communication system in which csma/ca is premised and existing terminal apparatuses coexist. A communication method of a radio receiving apparatus of the invention includes the steps of: receiving a resource reserving signal which is transmitted from the radio transmission apparatus and which includes information indicating that the signal is addressed to the plurality of radio receiving apparatuses; and transmitting a resource reserving response signal to the radio transmission apparatus by using at least one radio resource with which the resource reserving signal is received, in which at least part of information included in the resource reserving response signal is identical to information included in the first resource reserving response signal transmitted by another of the radio receiving apparatuses..
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

new patent

Method and device for signaling for sliding window superposition coding transmission in wireless communication system

The present disclosure relates to a pre-5th-generation (5g) or 5g communication system to be provided for supporting higher data rates beyond 4th-generation (4g) communication system such as long term evolution (lte). The present disclosure relates to signaling for sliding window superposition coding transmission.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

new patent

System, method, and setting a regulatory operating mode of a device

The present invention relates to wireless networks and more specifically directed to providing or acquiring an exemplary country code identifier or regulatory domain for a non-limiting device operating in a reduced functionality radio frequency (regulatory) mode based on exemplary location factors and exemplary confidence rankings. One embodiment includes an exemplary regulatory domain selection component configured to weigh location factors associated with a device, based on reliability associated with the location factors, and configured to determine an overall confidence of a country code identifier or a regulatory domain for the device.
Network Performance Research Group Llc

new patent

Timeslot shifting for lower-priority packet in a time slotted network

In one embodiment, a method comprises a network device identifying, in a time slotted network allocated timeslots for exclusive control of data transmissions with at least a second network device, a first schedule of first timeslots allocated for transmission and reception of packets having a first priority and a second schedule of second timeslots allocated for transmission and reception of packets having a second priority lower than the first priority, the second schedule overlapping the first schedule; and the network device shifting the second schedule of timeslots, relative to the first schedule, by a slot-frame shift (sfs) interval that causes a corresponding listen-before-talk interval in each of the second timeslots to be initiated coincident with or after transmission is enabled for any packet having the first priority.. .
Cisco Technology, Inc.

new patent

Phased array radio frequency network for mobile communication

Systems and methods according to one or more embodiments are provided for routing wireless mobile communication signals using a phased array communication network. In one example, a system includes a plurality of phased array antennas configured to receive an rf modulated data packet.
The Boeing Company

new patent

Methods, a wireless device, a radio network node for managing a control block

Methods, a wireless device (110) and a radio network node (120) for managing a control block are disclosed. An extended temporary flow identifier, etfi, is assigned to the wireless device (110) by the radio network node (120).
Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson (publ)

new patent

Wake-up-receiver frame permitting identification by non-compatible receiver

Methods and systems for formatting and transmitting a wake-up signal for electronic devices having a wake-up receiver circuit. A low-power wake-up signal is transmitted, the wake-up signal comprising a wake-up frame including a legacy preamble decodable by legacy electronic devices and a wake-up packet decodable by the wake-up receiver circuit in a non-legacy electronic device.

new patent

Communication system, control terminal, and managing communication system

A communication system includes one or more first communication devices mutually communicating via a network, and a first control terminal that controls the one or more first communication devices via the network. First system identification information indicating that the one or more first communication devices belong to a first communication system is attached to the one or more first communication devices.
Yamaha Corporation

new patent

Routing data packets in wireless networks with directional transmissions

An apparatus and method for communicating via a routing protocol in a wireless network having directional transmission capabilities. Reliable peer stations are identified using beamforming (bf) training feedback metrics.
Sony Corporation

new patent

Congestion information management method and apparatus

Disclosed are a method and an apparatus for managing congestion information. The method includes: a policy and charging rules function (pcrf) receiving an ran user plane congestion information, ruci, report sent by an ran congestion awareness function (rcaf) herein, the ruci report includes a user identifier and a packet data network, pdn, identifier; if not receiving an answer message for a modify uecontext request(mur) message sent to the rcaf, the pcrf rejecting the ruci report, herein, the mur message includes request information for deleting the context of the user identifier and the pdn identifier stored in the rcaf..
Zte Corporation

new patent

Method and modification of a reporting interval via a network

A method and apparatus for modification of a reporting interval are disclosed. For example, the method determines whether a modification of a reporting interval of a machine type communication device is to be performed, when the machine type communication device is a device of a customer for which the modification of the reporting interval is provided, identifies a reporting interval for the machine type communication device when the modification of the reporting interval of the machine type communication device is to be performed, and sends the reporting interval that is identified to the machine type communication device in a message..
At&t Intellectual Property I. L. P.

new patent

Wireless in-band backhaul communication

A communication cell may receive a request to establish a communication session for delivery to a core network of carrier network, the request originating from a user device connected to the communication cell. A lookup table stored in the communication cell is populated with an association of a session identifier assigned to the communication session and a caller identifier of the user device.
T-mobile Usa, Inc.

new patent

Method and system for generating and processing user-equipment-to-user-equipment probe signal

A method that comprises identifying a group of user equipment (ues) in a radio access network, where the group includes a transmitting ue and a plurality of receiving ues. The method further comprises sending control information including probe signal parameters to the transmitting ue and to the receiving ues.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

new patent

Mobile traffic redirection system

The systems, devices, and methods discussed herein are directed to redirecting mobile traffic of an infected mobile device, or user equipment (ue), to a security network node, which provides a security action for the ue. A mobile session management node may identify the ue as an infected device based on a database maintained at an intelligent redirection node or a security posture indicator received from the ue.
T-mobile Usa, Inc.

new patent

Authentication with privacy identity

Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication are described. A user equipment (ue) may perform authentication procedures using an alternative identity (e.g., a privacy mobile subscriber identity (pmsi)) instead of an international mobile subscriber identity (imsi) to protect the privacy of the user.
Qualcomm Incorporated

new patent

Electronic device with gesture actuation of companion devices, and corresponding systems and methods

An electronic device includes a biometric sensor, such as a fingerprint sensor, to identify biometric input. One or more processors are then operable to identify at least one paired device and at least one companion device operating within a wireless communication radius.
Motorola Mobility Llc

new patent

Electronic device with biometric authentication control of companion devices, and corresponding systems and methods

An electronic device includes a biometric sensor, such as a fingerprint sensor, that identifies biometric input received at the biometric sensor. One or more processors operable with the biometric sensor identify at least one authentication agent operating on at least one companion device operating within a wireless communication radius of the electronic device.
Motorola Mobility Llc

new patent

System for authenticating a user and enabling real-time approval notifications

Embodiments authenticate a user and an associate of an entity and enable real-time approval notifications by requesting one or more authentication credentials from the associate; authenticating the associate based on successful validation of the one or more authentication credentials received from the associate; populating an application for the user at least in part by receiving input from the associate; establishing a secure wireless communication channel with a user device; and wirelessly transmitting, from the system to the user device and over the secure wireless communication channel the populated application; instructions to cause the user device to authenticate the user based on successful validation of one or more user authentication credentials; and instructions to cause the user device, in response to authenticating the user, present the populated application to the user for verification of its accuracy.. .
Bank Of America Corporation

new patent

Method and selecting profile of terminal in mobile network

A method and apparatus of selecting profiles is provided that provides communication services of a terminal equipped with embedded universal integrated circuit card (euicc) (or embedded subscriber identity module (esim)) and universal integrated circuit card (uicc). The method of selecting a profile in a terminal including a plurality of subscriber identity module (sims) that differ from each other in type, includes selecting, when sensing a profile changing event, one of the plurality of sims according to a preset rule, selecting one of a plurality of profiles stored in the plurality of sims, and applying the selected profile to the terminal..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

new patent

System and d2d discovery message transmission

The various embodiments of the present invention disclose a method and system for enabling device-to-device (d2d) discovery message transmission in a wireless communication network. The method comprises of identifying, by a d2d communication user equipment (ue), one or more carriers for transmission of one or more d2d discovery messages, determining, one or more discovery resources for transmission of one or more d2d discovery messages on the one or more identified carriers and transmitting the one or more d2d discovery messages on the one or more identified carriers..

new patent

Method and system for internet of things (iot) enhanced location based services trilateration

Methods and systems for determining a location of a wireless device include the wireless device determining its approximate location, and forming a communication group with other devices in proximity to the wireless device, the other devices including at least one internet of things (iot) device. The wireless device may receive location information from the devices in the communication group, such as information identifying a location of the iot device relative to a location of the iot hub.
Rivada Research, Llc

new patent

Capturing smart playable device and gestures

This disclosure is generally directed to capturing aspects of a smart playable device. The playable device can include any device that is suitable for sports, games, or play, such as balls, discs, staffs, clubs, and the like.
Play Impossible Corporation

new patent

Calibration error conditions

Examples described herein involve identifying one or more error conditions during calibration of one or more playback devices in a playback environment. A microphone of a network device may detect and sample an audio signal while the one or more playback devices in the playback environment plays a calibration tone.
Sonos, Inc.

new patent

Methods, devices, and computer programs for streaming partitioned timed media data

The invention relates to receiving, transmitting, and generating a manifest describing a plurality of versions of partitioned timed media data comprising timed samples that comprise subsamples. A portion of the data is transmitted as a media segment file comprising independently encapsulated components comprising partition components containing a subsample selected from among the plurality of subsamples of one of the timed samples and one corresponding subsample of the other timed samples and one reference component comprising at least one extractor identifying at least the partition component.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

new patent

Inserting advertisements into video content

Methods and systems to insert advertisements and/or other supplemental or replacement content into a stream of video content are described. In some example embodiments, the methods and systems receive a request to replace a portion of video content currently playing at a client device with supplemental video content, such as an advertisement.
Gracenote, Inc.

new patent

Media interface device

A method includes receiving, at a media interface device, a media selection command from a user device. The media selection command identifies first media content, the media content available from a first content source in a first format.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

new patent

Information display method, channel management platform, and terminal

In some embodiments, an information display method includes: receiving an information display request and to-be-displayed information of a to-be-displayed object from a terminal corresponding to a first user; obtaining, based on the user identifier, a display channel allocated to the first user in advance; obtaining the video stream corresponding to the to-be-displayed object at the current moment from the to-be-displayed information, when detecting that the display channel corresponding to the first user is selected; sending the video stream corresponding to the to-be-displayed object at the current moment to the intelligent television; and controlling the intelligent television to broadcast the video stream corresponding to the to-be-displayed object at the current moment on the display channel corresponding to the first user.. .
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited

new patent

Digital broadcasting receiver and controlling the same

A method of processing broadcast data includes: performing rs encoding and crc encoding on mobile service data to generate an rs frame belonging to an ensemble including a signaling information table including access information of the mobile service data and identification information for identifying a stream where keys to decrypt the mobile service data are obtained; mapping a portion of data in the rs frame to a group including known data sequences, fic data, and tpc data, wherein the fic data includes information for rapid mobile service acquisition, and the tpc data includes fic version information for indicating an update of the fic data; and transmitting a broadcast signal including the group. The group further includes data blocks.
Lg Electronics Inc.

new patent

Computerized automatic highlight detection from live streaming media and rendering within a specialized media player

Disclosed are systems and methods for improving interactions with and between computers in content generating, searching, hosting and/or providing systems supported by or configured with personal computing devices, servers and/or platforms. The systems interact to identify and retrieve data within or across platforms, which can be used to improve the quality of data used in processing interactions between or among processors in such systems.
Yahoo Holdings, Inc.

new patent

Method and detecting quality defects in a video bitstream

There is provided an apparatus for detecting a quality defect in a video sequence, the apparatus comprising: a receiver arranged to receive a video bitstream representing a video sequence; and a defect module arranged to determine a measure of quantization parameter for each picture of the video sequence, the defect module further arranged to identify a quality defect when an abrupt change in the measure of quantization parameter occurs.. .
Deutsche Telekom Ab

new patent

Method and processing video signals

A video signal processing method according to the present invention is characterized by constructing a palette map related to a current block encoded in a palette mode, determining, based on a mode identifies of a current sample included in the current block, a palette index mode of the current sample, deriving a palette index of the current sample based on the palette index mode, reconstructing the current sample by using a palette map of the current block and the palette index.. .
Kt Corporation

new patent

Look-up table for enhanced multiple transform

Example techniques are described to illustrate multiple transform applied for intra prediction residual. It may be used in the context of advanced video codecs, such as extensions of hevc or the next generation of video coding standards.
Qualcomm Incorporated

new patent

Transparent led display device

A transparent led display device structure having an image tape formed having a small width by a thin plate and in which an image is formed by the unit of a line in a horizontal direction; an image division structure provided below an image plate line, in which oblique surfaces formed by a first prism bar and a second prism bar having a reflection surface as a rectangular oblique side are coupled with each other, and as a result, a front image and a rear image straightly penetrate and light of the image tape, which vertically incidents in the oblique surface is reflected at a right angle at 90°; a blocking plate provided on the bottom of the image division structure; and a transparent image plate configured by sequentially stacking the blocking plate, the first and second prism bars, and the image tape upwards.. .

new patent

Method and filtering 360-degree video boundaries

A video system for encoding or decoding 360-degree virtual reality (360vr) video is provided. The system performs filtering operations to reduce coding artifacts and discontinuities in a projection image of an omnidirectional image.
Mediatek Inc.

new patent

Optical unit and projector including the same

An optical unit includes a digital micromirror device in which each of micro-mirrors is driven biaxially in on/off control, a first prism directs illumination light to the digital micromirror device, a second prism including an off-light reflecting surface reflects off light reflected from the micro-mirrors in an off state and transmits on light reflected from the micro-mirrors in an on state, and a third prism emits the on light incident from the second prism toward a projection side. The micro-mirrors reflect the off light so that an optical axis of the off light is directed away from a projection-optical-axis plane including an optical axis of the on light and an optical axis of the illumination light..
Konica Minolta, Inc.

new patent

Object reconstruction in disparity maps using displaced shadow outlines

Systems and methods for reconstructing an object boundary in a disparity map generated by a structured light system are disclosed. One aspect is a structured light system.
Qualcomm Incorporated

new patent

Imaging device, driving method, and electronic apparatus

The present disclosure relates to an imaging device, a driving method, and an electronic apparatus that can capture an image with a higher dynamic range. The imaging device includes: a pixel region in which pixels are arranged, the pixels each including a photoelectric conversion unit that converts incident light into electric charges through electric conversion and stores the electric charges, and two or more charge storage units that store the electric charges transferred from the photoelectric conversion unit; and a drive unit that drives the pixels.
Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation

new patent

Imaging device

An imaging device includes: unit pixel cells each including first and second electrodes, a photoelectric conversion layer therebetween, a charge accumulation region, and a signal detection circuit; and a voltage supply circuit, the voltage supply circuit supplying a first voltage to the second electrode in an exposure period. The start and end of the exposure period is common to the unit pixel cells.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

new patent

Method and a device for acquiring an image having two-dimensional spatial resolution and spectral resolution

The present disclosure relates to devices and methods for acquiring an image having two-dimensional spatial resolution and spectral resolution. An example method comprises: acquiring a frame using rows of photo-sensitive areas on a sensor surface detecting incident light from an object imaged by an optical system onto an image plane, wherein rows of photo-sensitive areas are arranged to receive different wavelengths; moving the sensor surface in a direction perpendicular to a longitudinal direction of the rows; repeating the acquiring and moving for acquiring a plurality of frames recording different spectral information for respective positions on the object; and combining information from the plurality of frames to form multiple channels of an image, wherein each channel is formed based on detected light in respective rows and represent a two-dimensional image of the object for a different wavelength..
Imec Vzw

new patent

Solid-state image sensor and electronic device

The present disclosure relates to a solid-state image sensor and an electronic device capable of simultaneously imaging a subject image and detecting a moving object. A solid-state image sensor according to an aspect of the present disclosure is provided with an infrared light detection unit which outputs a moving object image on the basis of infrared light out of incident light, and a visible light detection unit which outputs a subject image on the basis of visible light out of the incident light, in which the infrared light detection unit and the visible light detection unit are stacked and simultaneously output the moving object image and the subject image with the same frame and the same angle of view.
Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation

new patent

Personal camera companion for real-time streaming

A device may display content being captured by a personal camera associated with a user. The device may receive an indication to stream the content based on a user interaction with the device.
Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.

new patent

Image stabilization device

An image stabilization device includes a movable portion including an image pickup lens and a vcm driving portion configured to drive the movable portion relative to a fixed portion, the image stabilization device including: a position detection element arranged on the movable portion; and paired position detection magnets arranged at positions facing the position detection element and arranged on the fixed portion; wherein the paired position detection magnets are a first magnet and a second magnet arranged so that different magnetic poles face a surface of the position detection element; the first magnet and the second magnet are arranged in order along a direction away from an optical axis of a light flux incident on the image pickup lens; and magnitudes of densities of magnetic fluxes reaching the surface of the position detection element from the first magnet and the second magnet, respectively, are mutually different.. .
Olympus Corporation

new patent

System and identifying comment clusters for panoramic content segments

Systems and methods for identifying comment clusters for panoramic content segments. A panoramic content segment of digital content may be hosted to client computing platforms.
Gopro, Inc.

new patent

Systems and methods for lensless image acquisition

Image-sensing devices include odd-symmetry gratings that cast interference patterns over a photodetector array. Grating features offer considerable insensitivity to the wavelength of incident light, and also to the manufactured distance between the grating and the photodetector array.
Rambus Inc.

new patent

Method and system for smart group portrait

Various systems and methods are provided for capturing an image of a group of individuals in a scene. Facial detection may be performed to identify one or more individuals of the group.
Qualcomm Incorporated

new patent

Radiation detector and measuring radiation with a radiation detector

A radiation detector is presented with a detector housing in which a detector chamber is formed; a radiation window, which is integrated into the detector housing in such a way that the radiation to be detected can pass through the radiation window into the detector chamber; a radiation sensor; a mounting device, with which the radiation sensor is mounted on the detector housing; a temperature-regulating device thermally coupled with the radiation sensor in order to temperature-regulate the latter, wherein a dissipation of heat, which arises during the operation of the temperature-regulating device, takes place via the detector housing; and a displacement device, which is disposed on the mounting device and is equipped to displace the radiation sensor in the detector chamber into different measurement positions in which radiation incident at the time can be detected by the radiation sensor.. .
Greateyes Gmbh

new patent

Image reading apparatus

Provided is an image reading apparatus that can read an image with highly accurate and stable density and color while illuminating the image with a color sequential projector thereof. The image reading apparatus according to the present invention includes: an image pickup unit configured to image an original that is mounted on a mounting surface; a projecting unit configured to project an image on the mounting surface by sequentially switching and emitting light of a plurality of colors; and a control unit configured to control the projecting unit so as to project a first black image, a first color image, and a second black image in this order during the imaging by the image pickup unit..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

new patent

System, method and computer program product for multi-tenant facsimile server

In embodiments disclosed herein disclose methods and systems for providing a multitenant facsimile server. The computer instructions may be executable to maintain a set of entity information, wherein the entity information defines a plurality of tenants, and maintain a database configured to store transmitted and received fax documents corresponding to a plurality of tenants.
Open Text Sa Ulc

new patent

Non-transitory computer-readable information recording medium, information processing apparatus, and communications system

An information processing apparatus requests, via one of networks, an apparatus to carry out process, the apparatus being connectable to the networks; receives identification information that is used to identify a user; acquires sets of the communications information that includes a first set of the communications information to be used to connect to the apparatus via a first network of the networks; determines, based on the identification information, whether to use the first network to request the apparatus to carry out the process; when determining to use the first network to request the apparatus to carry out the process, switch a second network of the networks used to carry out communications, to the first network to be used to carry out communications, the second network being different from the first network; and requests, via the first network, the apparatus to carry out the process.. .
Ricoh Company, Ltd.

new patent

Selecting colorant amount for printing

A method for selecting a colorant amount for printing is described in which a maximum optical density of an image is identified. The maximum optical density is compared to with a threshold optical density, and when the threshold is exceeded, dot cluster sizes from a first lookup table are selected, otherwise, dot cluster sizes from a second lookup table are selected.
Hp Indigo B.v.

new patent

Image processing apparatus, method, and storage medium

A binary image of an input image is generated, and a character region within the binary image and a region surrounding each character are acquired as character segmentation rectangle information. A thinning process is executed on a region within the binary image which is identified based on the character segmentation rectangle information to acquire a thinned image.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

new patent

Image forming apparatus, image forming method, and method by the same

In accordance with an embodiment, an image forming apparatus comprises a reader section, a data acquisition section, an image forming section and a control section. The reader section reads data corresponding to a non-contact wireless communication system.
Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha

new patent

Method and system to control expense and usage of subscriptions in a mobile device

A system to control usage of a subscription in a mobile device comprising: a plurality of subscriptions of at least two or more mobile networks; a subscription profile associated with each subscription; a uicc/euicc/usim/sim card capable of switching among different networks; an applet running on the said sim card; a server which communicates with the said mobile device through a network interface; a server process which stores identity and network related data of each subscription profile; stores network territory and coverage map; stores history of network drops and subscription profile switch events; stores quota-price-validity-bandwidth attached to each subscription profile; connects to the networks providing the subscription profile periodically, to retrieve, calculate and store actual usage and outstanding quota and validity for sms, data and minutes for each subscription profile; connects to the sim applet to receive information from the applet about network loss and network coverage; determines and stores best network, preferred network, and available network periodically; and communicates and commands the sim card applet to initiate selection of subscription based on available quota, validity and coverage.. .
Sensorise Digital Services Pvt. Ltd.

new patent

Systems and methods for syncing data related to voice calls via a dynamically assigned virtual phone number

The present disclosure is directed to syncing data related to voice calls via dynamically assigned virtual phone numbers. A system receives a voice call entry from a content provider.
Google Inc.

new patent

System and a cognitive system plug-in answering subject matter expert questions

Embodiments provide a system and method for integrating a cognitive system into a call center. The system and method include ingesting, through an instant messaging application, one or more original questions from one or more call center agents; ingesting, through the instant messaging application, one or more answers associated with the one or more original questions; receiving, through the instant messaging system, one or more additional questions; determining one or more proposed answers to each additional question based on analysis of the one or more original questions and answers; determining a confidence score for each of the one or more proposed answers; if the confidence score of the proposed answer exceeds a confidence threshold, providing the proposed answer to the call center agent; receiving, through a feedback module, feedback on the proposed answer from one or more subject matter experts or call center managers; and incorporating the feedback on the proposed answer into the analysis of the one or more original questions..
International Business Machines Corporation

new patent

Detection of a spear-phishing phone call

A mechanism is provided for detection of a spear-phishing phone call. Responsive to an individual receiving a phone call, a determination is made as to whether the phone call has one or more identifiable traits from a set of identifiable traits that are identified as being associated with spear-phishing.
International Business Machines Corporation

new patent

Smart playable device and charging systems and methods

This disclosure is generally directed to a smart playable device and charging systems and methods. The playable device can include any device that is suitable for sports, games, or play, such as balls, discs, staffs, clubs, and the like.
Play Impossible Corporation

new patent

Installation identification for family applications

In one embodiment, a method includes, by a second application that is a member of a family of applications and is installed on a client device, broadcasting a communication that includes a second hashed installation identifier and a second timestamp, the second timestamp indicating a time that the second application was installed on the client device, and receiving a response from a first application, wherein the first application is a member of the family of applications, and wherein the response includes a first hashed installation identifier and a first timestamp indicating a time that the first application was installed on the client device. The method may also include the second application comparing the second timestamp to the first timestamp, and if the first application was installed on the client device before the second application, the second application may save the first hashed installation identifier as a family identifier..
Facebook, Inc.

new patent

Scalable content delivery network request handling mechanism with support for dynamically-obtained content policies

Described herein are improved systems, methods, and devices for delivering and managing metadata in a distributed computing platform such as a content delivery network (cdn) so as to configure content servers to handle client requests. The teachings hereof provide, among other things, scalable and configurable solutions for delivering and managing metadata, preferably by leveraging dynamically obtained control information.
Akamai Technologies, Inc.

new patent

Managing a parameter of an unmanned autonomous vehicle based on manned aviation data

Embodiments include devices and methods for an unmanned autonomous vehicle (uav) to receive manned aviation data from communication equipment available on the uav without requiring the use of manned aviation radios and transponder equipment. A processor of the uav may receive manned aviation data over a communication link with a communication network (e.g., the internet) coupled to a server or network element that has access to manned aviation data.
Qualcomm Incorporated

new patent

Methods and systems of identifying a device using strong component conflict detection

A system implements a method of identifying an electronic device that requests access to a web service. A processor may receive, from an electronic device via a communication network, a first group of requests to access one or more web service functions on behalf of a registered user of the web service.
Google Inc.

new patent

Recipient-specific scheduling of electronic communication

An embodiment may involve obtaining a recipient-specific record of interaction data for a particular recipient, the recipient-specific record including, for each of a plurality of electronic communications: (i) a respective timestamp indicating a time the respective electronic communication was transmitted and (ii) a respective indication of whether a client device requested a respective web resource using an individual identifier embedded in the respective electronic communication. The embodiment may further involve determining a particular time at which to send a further electronic communication to the particular recipient or another recipient, with the particular time selected based on respective timestamps from the recipient-specific record that are associated with the respective web resources, and transmitting an instruction to an electronic communication server device, with reception of the instruction causing the electronic communication server device to transmit the further electronic communication to the particular recipient or the other recipient at the particular time..
Rise Interactive Media & Analytics, Llc

new patent

Electronic and mobile platform to create, store and exchange business cards

A system and method of generating and sharing virtual business cards. A physical business card is inputted into the system which identifies text and design elements.

new patent

Onsite display in a location-based messaging platform

Aspects of invention relate to a system architecture providing social media content to an onsite display. The system includes: the onsite display; a display stream services module configured to: provide a series of interfaces for display to an administrator of a venue location hosting the onsite display, the series of interfaces configured to obtain information from the administrator defining parameters of a stream for receiving and displaying social media content by the onsite display; a web server executing on a computer processor and configured to enable the computer processor to: using the parameters of the stream to configure a display stream generation engine to identify social media content from users in proximity to the onsite display; creating a connection with the onsite display to stream the social media content, the connection configured to push social media content to the onsite display; pushing, through the stream, content received from the users in proximity to the display and aggregated by the aggregation engine; and pushing engagement updates to the onsite display from other users in proximity to the display..
Quippy, Inc.

new patent

Dual channel delivery

Embodiments described herein relate to systems and methods for transmitting service related messages, e.g., via a reverse push connection. In some embodiments, a ue may be configured to receive a random value from a server, the random value based at least in part on a capacity of the server and/or network.
Apple Inc.

new patent

Facilitating consistent a/b testing assignment

The present disclosure is directed toward systems and methods for providing consistent test versions of an a/b tested web page in an a/b test. For example, one or more embodiments described herein generate an a/b test mapping that associates ranges of identifiers with test versions of an a/b tested web page.
Adobe Systems Incorporated

new patent

System and work distribution in a fog network via code offloading

A fog network includes a first fog network node configured to execute an application program, and a second fog network node configured to host a container. The first fog network node is configured to determine a need to offload at least a portion of the application program for execution in the second fog network node, access a registry to identify and locate a container image created from executable code of the application program stored in the fog network, and load the identified container image in the second fog network node.
Smartiply, Inc.

new patent

Changing rebuild priority for a class of data

A computing device includes an interface configured to interface and communicate with a dispersed storage network (dsn), a memory that stores operational instructions, and a processing module operably coupled to the interface and memory that is configured to perform various operations based on operational instructions. The computing device receives name range information and priority level information to handle data objects associated with the name range information and identifies object names associated with a name range.
International Business Machines Corporation

new patent

Managing asset placement with respect to a distributed computing environment having a set of hosts

Disclosed aspects relate to managing asset placement with respect to a distributed computing environment or a stream computing environment. A set of host computing resource requirement data is detected.
International Business Machines Corporation

new patent

Code origination data management for host placement

Aspects of the disclosure relate to managing code origination data for a distributed computing environment having a set of compute nodes which includes a first compute node. A first set of code origination data which corresponds to a first computing object may be detected for utilization to develop a distributed application in the distributed computing environment.
International Business Machines Corporation

new patent

Transferring content between a ground based content server and an aircraft based content server via content fragments distributed across courier electronic devices

A ground based content server transfers content to an aircraft based content server via courier devices that are transported by aircraft passengers. Content files to be delivered to a target aircraft are identified.
Thales Avionics, Inc.

new patent

System and providing a customized resource

Provided are methods and devices for providing a resource. In one example, a method includes receiving a request to render a resource, the request comprising item information associated with an item, extracting an item identifier from the item information, and determining, by the web server, whether the user device corresponds to an existing user of a mobile application corresponding to the request.

new patent

Method and system for application security evaluation

Methods and systems are provided for evaluating feedback relating to applications running on mobile device and updating information relating to the applications. User feedback messages may be received from mobile communication devices, with the user feedback messages comprising information associated with one or more applications operable on the mobile communication devices.
Swisscom Ag

new patent

Device pairing techniques using digital watermarking

Computer-implemented techniques include detecting, using a camera of a computing device having one or more processors, a digital watermark displayed by a display of a computing system. The digital watermark can be a visual indicator that is detectable by the camera of the computing device, and the computing system can further comprise a set of speakers and a set of cameras.
Google Inc.

new patent

Methods and systems for using self-learning techniques to protect a web application

Various embodiments include methods for protecting a web application server from non-benign web application usage. Embodiment methods may include receiving from a client device a service request message that includes information suitable for causing a web application operating on the web application server to perform one or more operations.
Qualcomm Incorporated

new patent

Computerized providing cybersecurity detection and response functionality

Disclosed are systems and methods for improving interactions with and between computers in a search system supported by or configured with search servers, applications or platforms. The systems interact to identify and retrieve data across platforms, which data can be used to improve the quality of results data used in processing interactions between or among processors in such systems.
Hill Top Security, Inc.

new patent

Seamless abort and reinstatement of tls sessions

In response to receiving an unknown first session identifier from a client for a first communication session between the client and a server, a man in the middle (mitm) computer requests a second session identifier from the server for a second communication session between the server and the mitm computer. The mitm computer generates a third session identifier for a third communication session between the mitm computer and the client.
International Business Machines Corporation

new patent

Systems and methods for dynamic network security control and configuration

A computer-implemented method according to one embodiment of the present disclosure includes identifying, by a computer system, an asset associated with a group; detecting a change in an attribute of the asset; and in response to detecting the change in the attribute of the asset, modifying, by the computer system, a configuration setting for a firewall. Among other things, the embodiments of the present disclosure can perform dynamically configure and control security features in response to changes in the computing environment, including asset attribute changes, security events, operational events, user input and environmental changes.
Catbird Networks, Inc.

new patent

Method and tool to quantify the enterprise consequences of cyber risk

Methods and systems are for analyzing and measuring cyber risk using analytical approaches to determine and measure the consequences and/or vulnerabilities to a system (e.g., a computer network, an enterprise network, etc.) due to cyber incidents. By evaluating and quantifying risks associated with several types of cyber incidents and/or security breaches based on a network architecture and/or system design, the cyber risk analysis tool may enable the enterprise leadership to make prudent, informed decisions on how to address individual cyber risks (e.g., determine risk policy) and/or modify existing network deployments or policies.
L3 Technologies, Inc.

new patent

Method and system for implementing verification within data transfer

A method and system for implementing verification within data transfer are provided. The method includes obtaining a user card identifier and a data transfer password of a selected user card through a data transfer request interface.
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited

new patent

Secure asynchronous communications

Techniques for securing and authenticating asynchronous messages using a key manager are provided. A first component sending an asynchronous message to a second component may identify itself to a key manager by a private key and may receive an encrypted signing key from the key manager.
Fugue, Inc.

new patent

Providing selective access to resources

Examples relate to providing selective access to resources. In one example, a computing device may: receive, from a client application, a request to access a first resource server, the request including a client access token; identify a first set of permissions specified by a client topology, the client topology specifying: the first resource server; the first set of permissions for accessing, by the client application, the first resource server; a second resource server; and a second set of permissions for accessing, by the first resource server, the second resource server; provide the client application with a first access token specifying the first set of permissions and the first resource server; receive, from the first resource server, a request to access the second resource server, the request including the first access token; and provide the first resource server with a second access token specifying the second set of permissions..
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.

new patent

Private data access controls in mobile applications

In an example embodiment, a request for data is received from an end-user device, the request including one or more contextual attributes of the end-user device. The request is forwarded to a data provider.
Sap Se

new patent

System and providing fraud control

A system and method for detecting fraud in a network is disclosed. The network includes cable modems, a network collector, cable modem termination systems (cmts), and a network data converger.
Lntraway R&d S.a.

new patent

Proximity-based system for automatic application or data access and item tracking

A system and method provide automatic access to applications or data. A portable physical device, referred to herein as a personal digital key or “pdk”, stores one or more profiles in memory, including a biometric profile acquired in a secure trusted process and uniquely associated with a user that is authorized to use and associated with the pdk.
Proxense, Llc

new patent

Method of authenticating user and electronic device supporting the same

An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a sensor configured to sense a part of a body of a user, a memory, and at least one processor operatively connected with the sensor and the memory.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

new patent

Dynamic binding of access and usage rights to computer-based resources

Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, related to dynamic binding of access and usage rights to a computer-based resource. In general, data characterizing a request for content is received, a determination as to whether first security credentials authenticate a user is made, and, if so and the user is authorized to access or use the content, security is of the content is replaced.
Medox Technologies, Inc.

new patent

Method of generating multiple identifications with multi-level security for network-connected devices

A network-connected device is identified by multiple keys for multiple security levels in a network. From the network, the device detects a request directed at the device.
Mediatek Inc.

new patent

System and creating an electronic signature containing a captured signature, date and time, physical location address, and unique identifier.

System and method for creating an electronic signature containing a captured signature, date and time, physical location address, and unique identifier.. .
Pham Holdings

new patent

System and providing a credential management api

Disclosed is an approach for enabling a user to login to a site without needing to manually type in credentials. A method includes receiving, from a site, at a browser and via a browser credential management application programming interface that defines a protocol for communicating data between the site and the browser for enabling a user to login to the site, a request associated with a login credential required for the site, retrieving, based on the request, user data and transmitting, to the site, from the browser and via the browser credential management application programming interface, a response to the request.
Monticello Enterprises Llc

new patent

Restricting guest instances in a shared environment

A method includes a trusted component of a host computing system, obtaining, from a client, via a hypervisor of the host, a request to run an instance of a guest image within the hypervisor. The request includes a unique identifier of the guest image, contents of the guest image, and a communication key.
International Business Machines Corporation

new patent

Multi-layered data security

Various embodiments of systems and methods for securing data to transmit between different software solutions are described herein. Data to be secured is identified at a data securing module.
Sap Se

new patent

Methods, systems, and computer readable media for network test configuration using virtual local area network (vlan) scanning

Methods, systems, and computer readable media for network test configuration using vlan scanning are disclosed. One method for network test configuration using vlan scanning occurs at a first port of a network equipment test device.
Ixia

new patent

Interactive operation method, and transmitter machine, receiver machine and interactive operation system using the same

An interactive operation method is provided. Firstly, an interactive operation request is delivered or received.
Able World International Limited

new patent

Message processing method, processing server, terminal, and storage medium

A method includes receiving a message push request. The message push request includes message content to be sent to one or more users.
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited

new patent

Communicating between applications

A method comprising: (a) sending a signal from a first to a second application, specifying a request initiated by a first user for a predetermined action to be performed by the second application, the first signal including at least a conversation identification recognized by the first application as identifying a communication session between a group of users; (b) once the second application has performed the action, receiving back a second signal at the first application from the second application, comprising an asset provided by the second application as a result of the predetermined action, or a link to this asset, and further comprising a return of the conversation identification; and (c) based on the returned conversation identification, providing the asset or the link to the asset to one or more other users in the group via said communication session conducted through the first application.. .
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

new patent

Methods and enabling communication between network elements that operate at different bit rates

A method for enabling communication between a network element (ne) operating at a bit rate r1 and a ne operating at a bit rate r2 is disclosed. A ratio of r2 to r1 is represented by a ratio m:n, where m and n are positive integers and m>n.
Iii Holdings 2, Llc

new patent

Dynamically pinning micro-service to uplink port

A virtual networking switch on a host computing device can receive a first data packet of a micro-service data flow from a virtual machine running on the host computing device. The first data packet can include micro-service flow data identifying a first container instance that transmitted the first data packet.
Cisco Technology, Inc.

new patent

Credit loop deadlock detection and recovery in arbitrary topology networks

A credit loop that produces a deadlock is identified in a network of switches that are interconnected for packet traffic flows therethrough. The identification is carried out by periodically transmitting respective credit loop control messages from the loop-participating switches via their deadlock-suspected egress ports to respective next-hop switches.
Mellanox Technologies Tlv Ltd.

new patent

Role based router functionality

Configuration of tunnel, firewall and/or other positional based functionality for routers operating within a multi-router network is contemplated. The functionality configured for one or more of the routers may be implemented automatically without manual input or identification, such as to facilitate an off-the-shelf implementation process where positioning and attendant functionality is routinely implemented according to a predefined set of roles..
Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.

new patent

Methods and devices for constructing label and forwarding label packet

Methods and devices for constructing a label and forwarding a label packet are provided. A node receives a message which carries a segment list and a segment list identifier (id) for identifying the segment list.
Zte Corporation

new patent

Technologies for distributed routing table lookup

Technologies for distributed table lookup via a distributed router includes an ingress computing node, an intermediate computing node, and an egress computing node. Each computing node of the distributed router includes a forwarding table to store a different set of network routing entries obtained from a routing table of the distributed router.
Intel Corporation

new patent

Method for smart data routing through interconnected networks

Embodiments of the present disclosure provide methods, systems, apparatuses, and computer program products facilitating network access. In one embodiment a method is provided comprising accessing a local network according to a first protocol, identifying a first data flow path for accessing a second network, identifying a second data flow path for accessing the second network, wherein accessing the second network over the second data flow path comprises accessing one or more intermediate networks according to a second protocol, segmenting the data into a first portion and a second portion based on one or more criteria, accessing the second network according to the second protocol and providing the first portion of the data from the first device to the second device over the second data flow path..
Cox Communications, Inc.

new patent

System and virtual link trunking

A method, an information handling system (ihs) and a virtual link trunking (vlt) system for determining vlt ports to block and unblock in an ihs. The method includes calculating a forwarding table index for a local switch of currently active and inactive switch peers for a vlt port.
Dell Products, L.p.

new patent

Identifying modifications to technical characteristics of a communication channel to alter user perception of communication channel performance

Probes are coupled to a network via one or more communication channels. The probes capture a set of technical characteristics of the communication channel (e.g., signal intensity, signal quality, signal to noise ratio, etc.), which may include characteristics of data exchanges between third party systems and the probes.
Case On It, S.l.

new patent

Enterprise server behavior profiling

Generation of behavior profiling reports is provided for enterprise server devices in a network of enterprise server devices, as well as generation and association of severity scores for behavior profiling reports generated for enterprise server devices included in the network of enterprise server devices. A method can comprise receiving historical security event data representing historical security events of a first device and owner data representing an owner of the first device, and, as a function of the historical security event data and the owner data, an anomalous contact established between the first device and the second device can be identified.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

new patent

Network extension groups of global vlans in a fabric switch

One embodiment of the present invention provides a switch in a network of interconnected switches. The switch includes a network extension module, which maintains a mapping between a first virtual local area network (vlan) identifier and a first global vlan identifier of a network extension group.
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.

new patent

Network facsimile apparatus

A network facsimile apparatus includes a transmission job accepting portion, a gateway data acquiring portion, a geographical correspondence data acquiring portion, a closest region identifying portion, and a fax transmission requesting portion. The closest region identifying portion identifies closest geographical information from among a plurality of pieces of geographical information in geographical correspondence data corresponding to area codes of a plurality of gateway line numbers.
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

new patent

Electronic appliance and network of the same

A network of electronic appliances includes a plurality of network units of electronic appliances. The network units include a first network unit and a plurality of second network units.

new patent

System and managing distributed cluster identity

Methods and systems for managing distributed group identity may involve exchanging, at a node in a group, node identifiers with another node in the group, sorting the node identifiers, selecting an identifier from the sorted identifier, proposing the selected identifier as a persistent group name, setting the persistent group name based on the proposed identifier, setting a user administered name based on the proposed identifier, determining that the user administered name is consistent across the group, and updating the user administered name to resolve the inconsistency. The persistent group name is common across the group..
Dell Products L.p.

new patent

Method and system for node discovery and self-healing of blockchain networks

A method for automatic configuration of a communication network includes: generating a request message, the request message including a communication address associated; transmitting the generated request message as a broadcast message to a plurality of computing devices using a predefined user datagram protocol (udp) port, the message being broadcast with a predetermined time to live; receiving agreement messages from computing devices transmitted by the respective computing device using the predefined udp port, each agreement message including a communication address associated with the respective computing device and a specified transmission control protocol (tcp) port; identifying at least one of the one or more agreement messages for establishment of communication; and establishing a communication connection to the computing device associated with each identified agreement message using the specific tcp port.. .
Mastercard International Incorporated

new patent

Information processing apparatus, information processing system, and non-transitory computer readable medium

An information processing apparatus includes a sensing unit that senses occurrence of a predetermined fault through one of detection of the occurrence of the fault and prediction of the occurrence of the fault, and a notifying unit that, when the fault is sensed to have occurred by the sensing unit, identifies a user to be notified that the fault is sensed to have occurred from among multiple users registered in advance, and notifies an information processing terminal of the identified user that the fault has occurred.. .
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

new patent

System and method to use location-aware dns responses as input to media relay selection for webrtc

A region specific proxy server receives a first request to establish a communication session from a communication device. The first request is based on an address of the region specific proxy server identified by a dns server.
Avaya, Inc.

new patent

Methods and devices for presenting video feeds in a user interface

The various embodiments described herein include methods, devices, and systems for presenting video feeds in a user interface. In one aspect, a method includes: (1) receiving a request to execute an application for communicating with a plurality of smart devices, including a plurality of cameras; (2) in response to receiving the request, establishing a connection for each of at least a subset of the cameras; (3) identifying a user interface for display to a user via the display, the user interface including a video feed from a particular camera; (4) after identifying the user interface, determining whether a connection has been established for the particular camera; (5) in accordance with a determination that the connection has been established for the particular camera, requesting, via the connection, the video feed for the particular camera; and (6) displaying the user interface with the video feed for the particular camera..
Google Inc.

new patent

Device control method, information storage medium, control apparatus, and device control system

A device control method includes: identifying a device contained in device information on a device that was in a controllable mode before, the device being controlled via a network and being allowed to be in the controllable mode and a restriction mode, the controllable mode being a mode in which the device can be controlled by a first type of communication via the network, and the restriction mode being a mode in which a type of communication that can be performed by the device is restricted to a second type of communication to thereby prohibit control of the device by the first type of communication; and switching, by sending by the second type of communication predetermined data that is based on the device information to the identified device, the identified device from the restriction mode to the controllable mode.. .
Yamaha Corporation

new patent

Cryptographic block identification apparatus, cryptographic block identification method, and non-transitory computer readable recording medium storing cryptographic block identification program

The present invention relates to a cryptographic block identification apparatus which, in order to analyze encryption logic used by malware to conceal communication, identifies a cryptographic block where encryption logic is stored within a program of the malware. The cryptographic block identification apparatus includes a block candidate extraction part and a cryptographic block identification part.
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

new patent

Electronic appliance and network of the same

A network of electronic appliances includes a plurality of network units of electronic appliances. The network units include a first network unit and a plurality of second network units.

new patent

Lithographically defined intrinsic identifier

Methods and systems for generating an identifier includes testing an operational characteristic for each device in an array of pairs of devices. Each pair of devices includes a first device and a second device.
International Business Machines Corporation

new patent

Token identity and attribute management

One example method of operation may include receiving a request, from an entity, for one or more tokens based on one or more attributes, encrypting and masking the one or more attributes, adding the encrypted and masked one or more attributes to the one or more tokens, and transmitting the one or more tokens to the entity.. .
International Business Machines Corporation

new patent

Authenticating a user and registering a wearable device

An authentication request including at least one of a user identifier and a wearable device identifier of a user is received at a server from a terminal. The server stores a relationship between the user identifier, the wearable device identifier, and a server authentication key.
Alibaba Group Holding Limited

new patent

Hash authenticated data

Systems and methods for hash authenticated data are described. In one embodiment, the storage device includes a storage drive and/or a controller.
Seagate Technology Llc

new patent

Method for putting a first device in secure communication with a second device

Generating (110) the third datum (pk′), the third datum (pk′) taking on a value adapted so that the predetermined condition is met only if input data (pin′) are identical to reference secret data (pin) associated with the second device (p).. .

new patent

Open registry for internet of things including sealed materials

An identity system for the internet of things (iot) that enables users and machines to identify, authenticate and interact with products and collectibles without relying on a third-party-controlled authentication service. The system includes wireless tamperproof tags coupled to products and an open registry database where a chain of ownership of the items is able to be stored.
Chronicled, Inc.

new patent

Method and storing context information in a mobile device

A method and apparatus for storing and using context information in a wireless communication network are provided. Context information is encrypted and transmitted to a mobile device for storage.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

new patent

Method and system for partitioned blockchains and enhanced privacy for permissioned blockchains

A method for generation of blocks for a partitioned blockchain includes: storing blocks comprising a partitioned blockchain, wherein each block includes a header and transaction entries; receiving transaction data entries for each of a plurality of subnets; generating a hash value of the header included in the most recently added block; generating a new block header, the new block header including the generated hash value, a timestamp, and a sequence of pairs including a pair for each of the plurality of subnets, each pair including a subnet identifier associated with the respective subnet and a merkle root of each of the transaction data entries received for the respective subnet; generating a new block, the new block including the generated new block header and the transaction data entries for each of the plurality of subnets; and transmitting the new block to a plurality of nodes associated with the partitioned blockchain.. .
Mastercard International Incorporated

new patent

Method and system for implementing time division duplex configuration of secondary serving cell, and base station

A method and a system for implementing time division duplex configuration of a secondary serving cell are provided. A primary base station receives time division duplex tdd configuration information of a secondary serving cell and an identity of the secondary serving cell from a secondary base station, where the tdd configuration information of the secondary serving cell is allocated by the secondary base station to the secondary serving cell.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

new patent

Channel selection in wireless communications

A solution for operating a radio communication apparatus exchanges narrowband control messages with other radio communication apparatuses, each control message comprising a pilot sequence and an identifier identifying a transmitter of the control message. The radio communication apparatus receives a broadband signal through a broadband radio receiver and correlates sub-bands of the received signal so as to detect a narrowband control message within the received broadband signal.
Kyynel Oy

new patent

Methods for transmitting and receiving hybrid automatic retransmit request-acknowledgment (harq-ack) index mapping and uplink resource allocation for channel selection transmission in inter-band time division duplex mode, user equipment to transmit harq-ack, and enode-b to receive harq-ack

Hybrid automatic retransmit request-acknowledgment (harq-ack) index mapping and uplink resource allocation is performed and controlled for channel selection transmission. A method for transmitting harq-ack information to an enode-b (enb) by a user equipment (ue) includes identifying kpcell as a number of downlink subframe(s) of a pcell associated with an uplink subframe and identifying kscell as a number of downlink subframe(s) of an scell associated with the uplink subframe; generating discontinuous transmission (dtx) response information for a cell having a smaller number of downlink subframes between the pcell and the scell; generating harq-ack information including the generated dtx response information and response information on data received by the ue from the enb; and transmitting the generated harq-ack information to the enb through the uplink subframe..
Goldpeak Innovations Inc

new patent

Apparatus, system and communicating a transmission encoded according to a low-density parity-check (ldpc) code

Some demonstrative embodiments include apparatus, system and method of communicating a transmission encoded according to a low-density parity-check (ldpc) code. For example, an apparatus may include logic and circuitry configured to cause a wireless station to encode a plurality of data bits into a plurality of codewords according to an ldpc code having an encoding rate of ⅞ and a codeword length of 1248 bits; and to transmit a transmission over a millimeter wave (mmwave) frequency band based on the plurality of codewords..
Intel Corporation

new patent

Method and allowing different services to coexist in wireless cellular communication system

The present disclosure relates to a communication method and system for converging a 5th-generation (5g) communication system for supporting higher data rates beyond a 4th-generation (4g) system with a technology for internet of things (iot). The present disclosure may be applied to intelligent services based on the 5g communication technology and the iot-related technology, such as smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car, connected car, health care, digital education, smart retail, security and safety services.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

new patent

Optical module

This optical module has a photoelectric conversion device including a light emitting element, and an optical receptacle for optically coupling an end face of an optical transmission body connected thereto and a light receiving face of a light receiving element. The optical receptacle includes a first optical face on which light emitted from the end face of the optical transmission body is incident, and a second optical face for emitting, toward the light receiving face of the light receiving element, the light incident on the first optical face.
Enplas Corporation

new patent

System for managing mobile internet protocol addresses in an airborne wireless cellular network

The aircraft mobile ip address system provides wireless communication services to passengers who are located onboard an aircraft by storing data indicative of the individually identified wireless devices located onboard the aircraft. The system assigns a single ip address to each point-to-point protocol link which connects the aircraft network to the ground-based communication network but also creates an ip subnet onboard the aircraft.
Gogo Llc

new patent

Method and system to dynamically identify and control a uav with emitting instruments

A system and methodology to dynamically identify and control a uav with a beam instrument is provided. Specifically, each uav is provided with a telecommunication module.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

new patent

Systems and methods for downlink control information for multiple-user superposition transmission

A method for communicating downlink control information (dci) by an evolved node b (enb) is described. The method includes configuring a first user equipment (ue) and a second ue for multi-user superposition transmission (must).
Sharp Laboratories Of America, Inc.

new patent

Reverse direction for multi-user multiple input multiple output communications

This disclosure describes systems, methods, and devices related to reverse direction multi-user multiple input multiple output (mu-mimo). A device may determine a reverse direction indication to be included in a frame for transmission to one or more first devices in a mu-mimo communication.
Intel Ip Corporation

new patent

Bit interleaver for low-density parity check codeword having length of 16200 and code rate of 2/15 and 64-symbol mapping, and bit interleaving method using same

A bit interleaver, a bit-interleaved coded modulation (bicm) device and a bit interleaving method are disclosed herein. The bit interleaver includes a first memory, a processor, and a second memory.
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

new patent

Multi-level clock gate controls to address scan mode power droop and voltage bump requirement

Embodiments described herein provide a method and apparatus for multi-level clock gate control for testing electronic devices. The method begins when the number of clock gate controls from root level to the last leaf level are identified and then ranked from the root to last leaf level.
Qualcomm Incorporated

new patent

Hybrid ganged heliostat

A method of utilizing solar radiation as a solar radiation source moves throughout the day includes providing a deformable surface having a pair of opposing edges and supporting the opposing edges of the deformable surface with a pair of flexible members. The method also includes imparting a curvature on the deformable surface to cause incident rays to be coincident with the normal axis of the deformable surface.
Skysun Llc

new patent

Reluctance motor and manufacturing rotor core used in reluctance motor

With regard to an end portion shape of a slit formed in a rotor core in which flux barriers are formed in a circumferential direction in an identical number to the number of poles by arranging one or more slits and core layers alternately in a radial direction, an end portion of a slit is shaped such that, when mg is set as the number of slit end portions, ni is set as a natural number no smaller than 1, α and β are set as numbers within a range of −¼ to ¼, q is set as a natural number no smaller than 1, and ns is set as the number of slots, intervals δgi and εgi from a first slit end to an ith slit end of a slit wall on an identical circumferential direction side satisfy specific mathematical formulae.. .
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

new patent

Laser beam combination apparatus

A laser beam combination apparatus includes: a lasers array, an optical turning element, a transformation lens, a dispersion element and an external cavity mirror. The lasers array comprises m rows of lasers, and each row of the lasers comprises n lasers; m×n laser beams output by the lasers array, after passing through the optical turning element, parallel exit, where the n laser beams corresponding to each row of the lasers constitute a coplanar laser beam array, planes where the m laser beam arrays lie are parallel to one another, and planes where two adjacent laser beam arrays lie are spaced apart by a designated distance; the n laser beams in each laser beam array, after going through the convergence by the transformation lens, individually incident on the dispersion element at different angles; and the n laser beams in each laser beam array, after going through the dispersion element, are combined into one beam of output light, and m output beams corresponding to the m laser beam arrays are parallel output through the external cavity mirror..
Bwt Beijing Ltd.

new patent

Electrical connector and die set with a connector guide

Die sets for crimping busses to electrical connectors are provided. The die set includes a pair of dies where one die has a guide member for aligning the dies with the electrical connector, and the other die has a one or more indentors for impacting the electrical connector.
Hubbell Incorporated

new patent

High density cable connector

A high density cable connector that includes a front shell configured to support first and second printed circuit boards where the first and second printed circuit boards are stacked within the front shell. Each of the first and second printed circuit boards has an interface at one end for interfacing with a mating connector and a cable termination at another end for terminating a cable.
Amphenol Corporation

new patent

Electrical connector power terminal having a widened thinner and lower section

An electrical connector includes: an housing including a base portion and a tongue portion; and an upper and lower rows of conductive terminals retained to the housing, each row of conductive terminals including a pair of grounding terminals at two outer ends thereof and a power terminal immediately inwardly of one of the pair of grounding terminals, each conductive terminal having a contacting section exposed to a surface of the tongue portion, a tail section extending out of the base portion, and a retaining section between the contacting section and the tail section; the power terminal has a widened section extending from the contacting section thereof toward an adjacent grounding terminal and embedded in the tongue portion; a thickness of the widened section is less than a thickness of the contacting section; a bottom surface of the widened section is lower than a bottom surface of associated contacting section.. .
Foxconn Interconnect Technology Limited

new patent

Method for setting identification code of energy storage system

An energy storage system includes a plurality of trays holding battery packs, each tray having a tray controller, and a switch to set an identification code to the tray, and a rack accommodating the plurality of trays, the rack having a rack controller, and fingers corresponding to each switch of the trays, the fingers selectively activating each switch when a corresponding tray is mounted on the rack.. .
Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

new patent

Regeneration of fuel cell electrodes

A method of operating a fuel cell system is provided. The fuel cell system may comprise one or more solid oxide fuel cells.
Lg Fuel Cell Systems Inc.

new patent

Method and thermal control in a fuel cell

There is disclosed a method and apparatus for controlling an internal temperature of a fuel cell system. The method and system includes measuring a burner temperature of the high temperature fuel cell system comprising a fuel cell stack and a burner, the fuel cell stack comprising at least one fuel cell.
Lg Fuel Cell Systems Inc.

new patent

Stack of cells of a fuel cell and fuel cell comprising such a stack

The invention relates to a stack of cells of a fuel cell comprising an anode plate and a cathode plate, at a first one of the two ends thereof, the stack ending in a first anode or cathode end plate, respectively, arranged on the cathode or anode plate, respectively, of the last cell of the stack, said first end plate defining a circuit for the cooling fluid of the last cell and said first end plate being an anode or cathode plate, respectively, identical to the anode and cathode plates, respectively, of the cells but missing the opening for dispensing reagent. It is thus possible to simplify the development and the assembly of a stack of cells of a fuel cell with proton-exchange membrane while ensuring a good seal and satisfactory cooling at the end of the stack..
L'air Liquide, Societe Anonyme Pour I'etude Et I'exploitation Des Procedes Georges Claude

new patent

Strontium magnesium molybdenum oxide material having double perovskite structure and preparing the same

The present invention relates to a strontium magnesium molybdenum oxide material having perovskite structure and the method for preparing the same. Citric acid is adopted as the chelating agent.
Institute Of Nuclear Energy Research, Atomic Energy Council, Executive Yuan, R.o.c.

new patent

Battery

Wherein s is the area density of the positive electrode active material layer [mg/cm2] and ln is natural logarithm.. .

new patent

Light-emitting element, detection device, and processing apparatus

According to one embodiment, a light-emitting element includes a substrate, a first electrode, a first layer, a second electrode, a light-emitting layer, and a second layer. The substrate, the second electrode, and the first layer are light-transmissive.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

new patent

Photoelectric conversion device and photoelectric conversion module

A tandem-type photoelectric conversion device includes, arranged in the following order from a light-incident side: a first photoelectric conversion unit; an anti-reflection layer; a transparent conductive layer; and a second photoelectric conversion unit. The first photoelectric conversion unit includes a light absorbing layer including a photosensitive material of perovskite-type crystal structure represented by general formula r1nh3m1x3 or hc(nh2)2m1x3, wherein r1 is an alkyl group, m1 is a divalent metal ion, and x is a halogen.
Kaneka Corporation

new patent

Tandem solar cell, tandem solar cell module comprising the same, and manufacturing thereof

According to the present disclosure, a nano-electrode structure can be patterned on a front surface of a front transparent electrode of a solar cell in which a crystalline silicon solar cell and a perovskite solar cell are bonded via a junction layer, such that the optical path of the sunlight incident on the solar cell through the nano-electrode structure can be increased to improve the utilization rate of the light.. .

new patent

Display panel and display device

Disclosed are a display panel and a display device, the display panel includes: an array substrate, which includes a base substrate and a display drive circuit on the base substrate; a display unit, which is provided on the array substrate and located on one side of the display drive circuit that is facing away from the base substrate; and a fingerprint identification unit, which includes a light-sensing unit, wherein the light-sensing unit is provided on the array substrate and located on one side of the display drive circuit that is facing away from the base substrate, and a vertical projection of the light-sensing unit on a plane including a light-emitting functional layer of the display unit is located between short edges of the light-emitting functional layers of adjacent display units.. .
Shanghai Tianma Micro-electronics Co., Ltd.

new patent

Image lag free pixel

A cmos image sensor pixel (200) comprising a photo-sensitive element (101) for generating a charge in response to incident light; a plurality of charge storage elements (103); a plurality of transfer gates (102) for enabling the transfer of charge between the photosensitive element and an associated one of the charge storage elements; and one or more first electrical connections (201) for placing at least two of the plurality of charge storage elements in mutual electrical contact.. .
X-fab Semiconductor Foundries Ag

new patent

Solid-state imaging device, manufacturing solid-state imaging device, and electronic apparatus

A solid-state imaging device includes pixels each having a photoelectric conversion element for converting incident light to an electric signal, color filters associated with the pixels and having a plurality of color filter components, microlenses converging the incident light through the color filters to the photoelectric conversion elements, a light shielding film disposed between the color filter components of the color filters, and a nonplanarized adhesive film provided between the color filters and the light shielding film.. .
Sony Corporation

new patent

Calibration kits for rf passive devices

A method includes measuring a first calibration kit in a wafer to obtain a first performance data. The wafer includes a substrate, and a plurality of dielectric layers over the substrate.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.

new patent

Cvd mo deposition by using moocl4

A method of forming a molybdenum-containing material on a substrate is described, in which the substrate is contacted with molybdenum oxytetrachloride (moocl4) vapor under vapor deposition conditions, to deposit the molybdenum-containing material on the substrate. In various implementations, a diborane contact of the substrate may be employed to establish favorable nucleation conditions for the subsequent bulk deposition of molybdenum, e.g., by chemical vapor deposition (cvd) techniques such as pulsed cvd..
Entegris, Inc.

new patent

Design and synthesis of metal oxide surfaces and interfaces with crystallographic control using solid-liquid-vapor etching and vapor-liquid-solid growth

The present invention provides integrated nanostructures comprising a single-crystalline matrix of a material a containing aligned, single-crystalline nanowires of a material b, with well-defined crystallographic interfaces are disclosed. The nanocomposite is fabricated by utilizing metal nanodroplets in two subsequent catalytic steps: solid-liquid-vapor etching, followed by vapor-liquid-solid growth.
University Of Kentucky Research Foundation

new patent

Mn-zn-o sputtering target and production method therefor

Provided is a mn—zn—o sputtering target which can be used in dc sputtering, and a production method for the target. The mn—zn—o sputtering target comprises a chemical composition containing mn, zn, o, and at least one element x, the element x being a single one or two elements selected from the group consisting of w and mo.
Dexerials Corporation

new patent

Silicon dioxide solar cell

A silicon dioxide solar cell includes first and second substrates having electrical conductivity, the first and second substrates being arranged so that conductive surfaces of the first and second substrates are facing each other, the first substrate being a transparent substrate on a light incident side to which a light is irradiated; a silicon dioxide layer consisting essentially of silicon dioxide particles which is formed on an electrode disposed on the second substrate such that the silicon dioxide layer has a photovoltaic ability absorbing an infrared light; and an electrolyte disposed between said first and second substrate. The space between the silicon dioxide layer and the first substrate on the light incident side is filled with the electrolyte, and the silicon dioxide solar cell is configured to generate electricity from the silicon dioxide particles of the silicon dioxide layer and output the electricity via the electrode..
International Frontier Technology Laboratory, Inc.

new patent

Solar cell and solar cell manufacturing method

Where n(0, i) is a carrier density of the organic-inorganic perovskite compound immediately after start of exposure of the solar cell to light at an intensity of i mw/cm2, and n(t, i) is the carrier density of the organic-inorganic perovskite compound after continuous exposure of the solar cell to light at an intensity of i mw/cm2 for t hour/hours.. .

new patent

Yoke clamp component for a transformer core

A yoke clamp bracket for a transformer core. The yoke clamp bracket may comprise a body portion having a plurality of center holes near each end, a plurality of slots for coil barriers, a plurality of slots for wiring, and attachment points for side brackets and vertical supports.
Virginia Transformer Corporation

new patent

Permanent magnet drive on-load tap-changing switch

A permanent magnet drive on-load tap-changing switch including a changing switch circuit that includes an odd- and an even-numbered tap-changing circuit that are structurally identical. The tap-changing circuits include working contactors and dual-contact synchronous transition contactors made of primary contactors and secondary contactors.

new patent

Terminal-equipped coated wire

A terminal-equipped coated wire having an exposed conductor portion at an end portion of a coated wire in which a conductor is coated with a coating material, a terminal fitting—connected to the conductor at the exposed conductor portion, and an anticorrosive agent with which a contact portion between the conductor and the terminal fitting is sealed, wherein an anticorrosive agent which is composed of a cured product of a curable resin and in which the cured product has a crosslink density within a range of 0.6×10−5 to 4×10−4 (mol/cm3) is used as the anticorrosive agent.. .
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.

new patent

Method of preparing of irradiation targets for radioisotope production and irradiation target

The invention provides a method of preparing irradiation targets for radioisotope production in instrumentation tubes of a nuclear power reactor, the method comprising the steps of: providing a powder of an oxide of a rare earth metal having a purity of greater than 99%; consolidating the powder in a mold to form a round green body having a green density of at least 50 percent of the theoretical density; and sintering the spherical green body in solid phase at a temperature of at least 70 percent of a solidus temperature of the rare earth metal oxide powder and for a time sufficient to form a round sintered rare earth metal oxide target having a sintered density of at least 80 percent of the theoretical density.. .
Areva Gmbh

new patent

Method of preparing of irradiation targets for radioisotope production and irradiation target

The invention provides a method of preparing irradiation targets for radioisotope production in instrumentation tubes of a nuclear power reactor, the method comprising the steps of: providing a powder consisting of an oxide of a rare earth metal having a purity of greater than 99% and, optionally, an organic binder; pelletizing the powder and optionally the organic binder to form a substantially spherical green body having a diameter of from between 1 to 10 mm; and sintering the spherical green body in solid phase at a temperature of at least 70 percent of a solidus temperature of the rare earth metal oxide powder and for a time sufficient to form a round sintered rare earth metal oxide target having a sintered density of at least 80 percent of the theoretical density.. .
Areva Gmbh

new patent

Signal timing alignment based on a common data strobe in memory devices configured for stacked arrangements

Disclosed are various embodiments related to stacked memory devices, such as drams, srams, eeproms, rerams, and cams. For example, stack position identifiers (spids) are assigned or otherwise determined, and are used by each memory device to make a number of adjustments.
Iii Holdings 2, Llc

new patent

Library control device and library control method

A library control device moves a desired record medium from a magazine, which is configured to load a plurality of record media into a plurality of slots, to a drive so as to read or write data. The library control device stores identifications of record media in correlation with slots loading recording media.
Nec Platforms, Ltd.

new patent

Multi-gen drives

Described is a tape library system that generally comprises a plurality of tape drives and a data bus that links a host computer system to a first tape drive address and a second tape drive address. However, the first tape drive address points to a first controller and switch system that assumes the identity of one of the tape drives.

new patent

System and identifying language register

System and method for analyzing audio data are provided. The audio data may be analyzed7 to identify language register.

new patent

Method for siren detection based on audio samples

The present disclosure provides methods and apparatuses that enable an apparatus to identify sounds from short samples of audio. The apparatus may capture an audio sample and create several audio signals of different lengths, each containing audio from the captured audio sample.
Waymo Llc

new patent

System and identifying speech prosody

System and method for analyzing audio data are provided. The audio data may be analyzed to identify speech prosody.

new patent

Speaker verification

Methods, systems, apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage medium, to facilitate language independent-speaker verification. In one aspect, a method includes actions of receiving, by a user device, audio data representing an utterance of a user.
Google Inc.

new patent

Neural network for recognition of signals in multiple sensory domains

Apparatus and method for training a neural network for signal recognition in multiple sensory domains, such as audio and video domains, are provided. For example, an identity of a speaker in a video clip may be identified based on audio and video features extracted from the video clip and comparisons of the extracted audio and video features to stored audio and video features with their associated labels obtained from one or more training video clips.
Google Inc.

new patent

Contextualization of voice inputs

Disclosed herein are example techniques to provide contextual information corresponding to a voice command. An example implementation may involve receiving voice data indicating a voice command, receiving contextual information indicating a characteristic of the voice command, and determining a device operation corresponding to the voice command.
Sonos, Inc.

new patent

Voice detection by multiple devices

Disclosed herein are example techniques for voice detection by multiple nmds. An example implementation may involve receiving a set of voice recordings from a set of nmds, and identifying a subset of voice recordings from which to determine a given voice command.
Sonos, Inc.

new patent

System and handling missing speech data

Disclosed herein are systems, computer-implemented methods, and tangible computer-readable media for handling missing speech data. The computer-implemented method includes receiving speech with a missing segment, generating a plurality of hypotheses for the missing segment, identifying a best hypothesis for the missing segment, and recognizing the received speech by inserting the identified best hypothesis for the missing segment.
Nuance Communications, Inc.

new patent

Language merge

Systems and methods are described for processing and interpreting audible commands spoken in one or more languages. Speech recognition systems disclosed herein may be used as a stand-alone speech recognition system or comprise a portion of another content consumption system.
Comcast Cable Communications, Llc

new patent

Crowd-sourced technique for pitch track generation

Digital signal processing and machine learning techniques can be employed in a vocal capture and performance social network to computationally generate vocal pitch tracks from a collection of vocal performances captured against a common temporal baseline such as a backing track or an original performance by a popularizing artist. In this way, crowd-sourced pitch tracks may be generated and distributed for use in subsequent karaoke-style vocal audio captures or other applications.
Smule, Inc.

new patent

Method and managing graphics layers within a graphics display component

A layer selection module for a graphics display component, and method therefor. The layer selection module is arranged to identify a set m of active layers to be blended for a pixel, configure a display controller to generate composite pixel data for the pixel based on a subset n of up to n layers from the set m, determine whether a number m of active layers in the set m exceeds n, and output an indication of which active layers within the set m were excluded from the subset n, if it is determined that the number m of layers in the set m exceeds n..
Nxp Usa, Inc.

new patent

Transitioning between video priority and graphics priority

A processor receives input video data of a video dynamic range and input dynamic metadata. It also receives: input graphics data of a graphics dynamic range and input static metadata, display identification data from a target display over a video interface, and a blending priority map characterizing a per-pixel priority of output pixels in an image generated by blending the input video data and the input graphics data.
Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation

new patent

Controlling multi-function cooking apparatuses

Control system, method, and computer program product for partitioning machine readable recipe programs to control one or more multi-function cooking apparatuses for processing one or more food products. The system may include recipe program interface configured to receive one or more separate recipe programs for preparing food products.
Vorwerk & Co. Interholding Gmbh

new patent

Method and system for identifying marked response data on a manually filled paper form

An apparatuses, systems, computer program products, and methods are disclosed for discovering, evaluating and storing data related to marked response area on manually filled paper forms, the method comprising steps of capturing one or more digital image of a data filled physical paper forms or automated generated paper form with filled in data, fixing the perspective of the captured data filled paper form digital image, identifying the form regions in the data filled paper forms' digital image, obtaining the metadata of the captured data filled paper form digital image, fetching relevant form data from one or more databases and servers, and adjusting the response area co-ordinates on the image and process each response on the image to identify if it is marked or not.. .
Perserverance It Solutions Private Limited

new patent

Education data platform to support a holistic model of a learner

A computer-implemented holistic student performance management system for education is provided for tracking, analyzing and reporting student data. The system identifies at-risk students and student needs, and generates recommended interventions based on student's academic and non-academic experience and needs to address these needs.

new patent

Virtual enhancement of security monitoring

Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on storage devices, for monitoring, security, and surveillance of a property. In one aspect, a system includes a virtual reality headset, a plurality of cameras, a plurality of sensors that includes a first sensor, a control unit, wherein the control unit includes a network interface, a processor, a storage device that includes instructions to perform operations that comprise receiving data from the first sensor that is indicative of an alarm event, determining a location of the first sensor, identifying a set of one or more cameras from the plurality of cameras that are associated with the first sensor, selecting a particular camera from the identified set of one or more cameras; and transmitting one or more instructions to the particular camera that command the particular camera to stream a live video feed to a user interface of the virtual reality headset..
Alarm.com Incorporated

new patent

Holographic technology implemented security solution

Disclosed are techniques that use mixed reality, e.g., augmented reality and virtual reality technologies to improve analysis of security situations. The techniques allow a guard (or other user in a facility) to observe persons in a facility and determine merely by looking at such persons through a mixed reality device whether those persons are authorized to be in the facility or not, irrespective of whether those persons are required or not required to publically display some credentials, such as a badge or the like..
Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh

new patent

System and allowing a player to play gaming machines having multiple reel sets

A game machine is provided. The machine comprises a display and a controller.
Konami Gaming, Inc.

new patent

Simultaneous authentication of a security article and identification of the security article user

Authenticating a security article comprises capturing biographic information from the security article, detecting a physical property of a security feature on and/or in the security article, processing the captured biographic information and the detected physical property of the security feature to determine whether the security article is genuine, and printing a mark depending on the determination.. .
Sicpa Holding Sa

new patent

Simultaneous authentication of a security article and identification of the security article user

Authenticating a security article comprises capturing biographic information from the security article, detecting a physical property of a security feature on and/or in the security article, processing the captured biographic information and the detected physical property of the security feature to determine whether the security article is genuine, and outputting a signal indicative of the determination.. .
Sicpa Holding Sa

new patent

Simultaneous authentication of a security article and identification of the security article user

Operating a security checkpoint for authenticating a security article, comprising capturing biographic information from the security article; detecting a physical property of a security feature on and/or in the security article; processing the captured biographic information and the detected physical property on and/or in the security article to determine whether the security article is genuine; and operating a gate, moveable between a closed position, to be moved from the closed to the open position depending on the determination.. .
Sicpa Holding Sa

new patent

Toll payment collection with communication device

Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for receiving a first message, the first message including information associated with an invoice. Obtaining an invoice number assigned to the invoice based on the information.
Aetolls, Llc

new patent

Filtering and parental control methods for restricting visual activity on a head mounted display

A method for executing computer instructions for presenting an interactive environment in a head-mounted display (hmd) is described. The method includes identifying content associated with the interactive environment to be presented on the hmd for a user and determining whether an interactive object within the identified content satisfies a threshold for presentation to the user.
Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.

new patent

Augmented reality system and method

A computer-implemented method, computer program product, and computing system for receiving a unique identifier on a client electronic device. The unique identifier is associated with at least one it component.
Emc Ip Holding Company Llc

new patent

Systems and methods for generating a virtual space based on a physical layout of objects

This disclosure relates to generating a virtual space based on a physical layout of objects. The virtual space may be generated based on the physical layout of objects by one or more of identifying physical objects in a real-world space, determining a physical arrangement of the identified physical objects, determining virtual space content for the identified physical objects and the physical arrangement of the identified physical objects, executing an instance of the virtual space, and/or other operations.
Disney Enterprises, Inc.

new patent

Reinforcement learning for light transport

A method for light transport includes steps of initializing a data structure that is configured to provide an importance value for each incident sample in a three-dimensional (3d) scene and tracing, in a direction from an origin, a ray of a plurality of rays through the 3d scene to intersect an object at a hitpoint. Additional steps include selecting a next direction of the ray according to a distribution of the importance values at the hitpoint, tracing the ray in the next direction to find a next hitpoint, updating a first importance value corresponding to the hitpoint using a second importance value corresponding to the next hitpoint, and setting the hitpoint of the ray to the next hitpoint.
Nvidia Corporation

new patent

Generating previews of 3d objects

Methods and apparatus relating to previews of objects are described. In one example, control data for generating a three-dimensional object specifying, for voxels of the object, at least one print material to be deposited in that voxel during object generation is obtained.
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.

new patent

Efficient image synthesis using source image materials

A request is received for an image to be presented on a client computing device, where the image is synthesized by shared images and dedicated images dedicated to the client computing device. A first one or more source files are identified for generating the shared images that are used by the client computing device and one or more other client computing devices.
Alibaba Group Holding Limited

new patent

Method and processing tab in graphical interface

This disclosure relates to a method and an apparatus for processing a tab in a graphical interface. In this disclosure, when a page access request triggered by a user by using a graphical interface is received, a corresponding page is obtained according to the page access request; whether a tab background color has been set for the page is detected; if the tab background color has been set, a background color is applied to a tab corresponding to the page according to the tab background color; or if the tab background color has not been set, a primary color of the page is extracted, and a background color is applied to a tab corresponding to the page according to the primary color; and the pages and the colored tabs are displayed in the graphical interface.
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited

new patent

System and object counting and tracking

Disclosed systems and methods for detecting and tracking a quantity of items in a particular location by optical means. The system includes an imager having a field of view directed over a region of interest where the items to be tracked are located, the imager being operable to acquire images of the items.
Datalogic Usa, Inc.

new patent

Detecting periodic patterns and apeture problems for motion estimation

A method of evaluating motion estimation between a pair of digitized images includes receiving a distance map between a source block in a source image and all the blocks in a search area in a target image, scanning each column of the distance map, and saving indices of a minimum distance value for each column, scanning each row of the distance map, and saving indices of a minimum distance value for each row, locating candidate lines that pass through at least some local minima points that correspond to locations in the distance map of the minimum distance value in each of the columns or the minimum distance value in each of the rows determining a confidence level for each candidate line that passes through at least some of the local minima points, and selecting those candidate lines whose confidence level is greater than a predetermined threshold value.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

new patent

Method and system for preparing text images for optical-character recognition

The current document is directed to methods and systems that straighten in the text lines of text-containing digital images. Initial processing of a text-containing image identifies the outline of a text-containing page.
Abbyy Development Llc

new patent

Local high-resolution imaging three-dimensional skeletal image and apparatus therefor

A local high-resolution imaging method and apparatus for a three-dimensional (3d) skeletal image is provided. The method includes determining a volume of interest (voi) to perform high-resolution imaging from the 3d skeletal image in which an object to be inspected is captured, localizing the voi based on a finite element method (fem), and setting a multi-resolution constraint based on a bone mineral density (bmd) between the 3d skeletal image and the localized voi and reconstructing a skeletal image in which high-resolution imaging is performed on the localized voi..
Korea Advanced Institute Of Science And Technology

new patent

System and generating enhanced stereographic videos of aircraft build processes

Provided is a system and method for generating enhanced stereographic videos of aircraft build processes. Specifically, the system comprises a stereoscopic recording device configured to capture a plurality of stages of an aircraft build process.
The Boeing Company

new patent

Method, device and medium for enhancing saturation

A method, device and medium for enhancing saturation are provided. The method includes: obtaining image feature information of an image; identifying a type of the image according to the image feature information; selecting a saturation enhancement mode corresponding to the type of the image, and enhancing the saturation of the image using the saturation enhancement mode..
Xiaomi Inc.

new patent

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and recording medium

An image processing apparatus includes circuitry that converts user voices that are input into a string of characters reflecting a statement made with the user voices, retrieves one or more items of information related to the string, stores the information being retrieved associated with identification information indicating a retrieval time when the information is retrieved, draws a graphical image including the information being stored on a projection target image to be projected by a projector, and controls the projector to project the projection target image including the graphical image, the graphical image having a size that is determined in accordance with the identification information associated with the information included in the graphical image being projected.. .

new patent

Risk based medical identity theft prevention

Embodiments of the disclosure provide a medical identity theft prevention method performed by a computing server. The method includes: (a) registering an individual to an identity theft service, the registering comprising receiving individual identifying data from a computing device; (b) configuring a profile for the individual based on the individual identifying data; (c) monitoring use of a medical identity associated with the individual, the monitoring comprising receiving medical data from one or more provider devices; (d) determining from the medical data whether the medical identity is being misused; (e) in response to the determining that the medical identity being misused, alerting the individual through a victim device to the misuse of the medical identity; and (f) receiving a confirmation from the individual through the victim device, the confirmation indicating whether the medical identity is being used properly..
Aetna Inc.

new patent

System and monitoring class attendance

A system for monitoring class attendance includes a database, an attendance detection mobile application, and a processor. The database stores a profile for a student including a mobile device identifier for a mobile device, and a class schedule including a class identifier, a scheduled date, a scheduled time, and a class location.
Core Principle, Inc.

new patent

System and provisioning expenses for a travel event

A system and a method for provisioning expenses for a travel event is disclosed. The method comprises receiving a subscription request from a user, comprising a plurality of travel events, for availing expenses for the travel events.

new patent

Matching by committee

A system matches a user to one or more candidates. In particular, the user selects a plurality of advisors.
Meddle Group Inc.

new patent

Machine learning of context of data fields for various document types

A method and system learns new forms to be incorporated into an electronic document preparation system. The method and system receive form data related to a new form having a plurality of data fields that expect data values based on specific functions.
Intuit Inc.

new patent

Digital asset platform

A system and method are provided for executing multilateral transactional bookkeeping workflows between a plurality of participants, including receiving previously agreed and formalized rules, receiving an authorized decision, evolving an agreement based on the authorized decision and the rules, notifying participants in the agreement of the evolved agreement, and storing the evolved agreement with evidence of notification in a shared append-only ledger.. .
Digital Asset Holdings

new patent

System and applying predictive social scoring to perform focused risk assessment

A system and method for determining a risk score for a target subject using social media is provided. A potential subject is identified and publicly available online content relating to the subject, such as information from social networking websites, blogs, and other social media, is collected and verified.

new patent

System and reverse sealed bid auctions

Disclosed is system and method for sealed bid reverse online auctions through remote computer devices according to a set of predetermined rules, where the reverse auction includes sealed bids, and assigned random identification numbers for auction bidders. The system allows bidders to opt into one of two different bidding categories.

new patent

Pricing data according to provenance-based use in a query

A method, system, and computer program product for pricing data according to provenance-based use in a query are provided in the illustrative embodiments. A set of data cubes is identified.
International Business Machines Corporation

new patent

Distributed ledger platform for vehicle records

Embodiments described herein provide a vehicle record platform using blockchain technology. Vehicle records are recorded using blocks linked by vehicle identification number.
Royal Bank Of Canada

new patent

Provider identifier announcement insertion

A system includes a playlist manager configured to generate a media stream at a device associated with a provider. The media stream includes multiple content items.
Iheartcommunications, Inc.

new patent

Secondary content delivery system

Systems and methods for content (e.g., advertisements) delivery. An initial advertisement received by a user can include instructions for requesting a secondary advertisement.
Google Inc.

new patent

Digital advertising bidding method, digital advertising bidding system, token generating server, data management server and campaign management method

A digital advertising bidding method and a digital advertising bidding system are provided. The digital advertising bidding method includes receiving an ad request with an identifier by a token generating server; encrypting the identifier to generate a token corresponding to the ad request to replace the identifier by the token generating server; transmitting the token and a corresponding bid request to a demand side server by the token generating server; transmitting the token and the identifier to a data management server by the token generating server; requesting a targeting information corresponding to the token from the data management server by the demand side server; and transmitting the targeting information to the demand side server by the data management server..
Groundhog Technologies Inc.

new patent

Creating customized audiences based on messaging signals

One or more embodiments of the disclosure provide a promotional messaging system for efficiently providing promotional messages to customers via an electronic messaging system. For example, in one or more embodiments, the promotional messaging system identifies users of the electronic messaging system that have previously communicated with a merchant as part of a customized audience.
Facebook, Inc.

new patent

Data management platform and bridging offline and online retargeted advertising with a telecom platform

A method and system that can be used to bridge offline and online retargeting of advertisements. A business may host a website which displays a number that a customer may call with an initial inquiry.
Catalyst Trade C/o Jeffrey Tognetti

new patent

User privacy in an electronic message campaign

One or more embodiments of the disclosure provide a promotional messaging system for efficiently providing promotional messages to customers via an electronic messaging system. For example, in one or more embodiments, the promotional messaging system identifies users of the electronic messaging system that have previously communicated with a merchant as part of a customized audience.
Facebook, Inc.

new patent

Time-dependent demographics for digital billboards

In examples provided herein, a method comprises calling a demographics package to analyze data associated with electronic toll tags used on a toll road along which a digital billboard is positioned to determine time-dependent demographics of drivers of vehicles driven on the toll road. The method also includes calling an advertisement selection package to identify an advertisement to be displayed on the digital billboard, where the advertisement to be displayed is based on the time-dependent demographics of the toll road.
Ent. Services Development Corporation Lp

new patent

Determining optimal delivery times for electronic messages

One or more embodiments of the disclosure provide a promotional messaging system for efficiently providing promotional messages to customers via an electronic messaging system. For example, in one or more embodiments, the promotional messaging system identifies users of the electronic messaging system that have previously communicated with a merchant as part of a customized audience.
Facebook, Inc.

new patent

Computer implemented distribution of revenue accumulated in a search network community pool to an application developer

A computer implemented method and system for distribution of revenue accumulated in a search network community pool to application developer are disclosed. The method includes identifying a revenue generated in response to a type of an activity involved in generating the revenue in a search network and accumulating the revenue generated in a community pool of the search network, whereby the community pool comprising at least one stake holders, whereby the at least one stake holder comprising an application developer registered with the search network..

new patent

Revoking electronic messages in an electronic message campaign

One or more embodiments of the disclosure provide a promotional messaging system for efficiently providing promotional messages to customers via an electronic messaging system. For example, in one or more embodiments, the promotional messaging system identifies users of the electronic messaging system that have previously communicated with a merchant as part of a customized audience.
Facebook, Inc.

new patent

System, method, and device for managing events

Provided are systems, devices, and methods for routing events. In one example, an application server includes a network interface to receive demographic information and a request from a mobile application executing on a mobile device, and a processor configured to identify an item that corresponds to the request, identify a web server that corresponds to the item, generate an event based on the request, and determine whether the event corresponds to the application server or the web server based on a combination of the item and the received demographic information.

new patent

System and targeted marketing and consumer resource management

Systems and methods are provided for providing targeted marketing to goods and services provides and consumer resource management services to consumers. An example system and method for targeted marketing comprises collecting transaction data from point-of-sale (pos) terminals and using a consumer identifier in the transaction data to access stored information about the consumer.
Blackhawk Network, Inc.

new patent

Method and system for consumer award program for washroom usage

A system and control method are provided for encouraging patron use of washrooms at commercial establishments. A plurality of commercial establishments are enrolled in a washroom rewards program, as well as patrons that may frequent or visit such establishments.
Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc.

new patent

Subscription bill service, systems and methods

A number of sets of methods, systems, and apparatuses applicable to transactions are disclosed. One set includes transaction systems configured to reconcile a transaction among multiple provider accounts or user accounts via derived object attributes and reconciliation matrices.
Nant Holdings Ip, Llc

new patent

System and creating segmentation of a population

A system including a processor may filter a population to identify a group having members, and deliver, over an electronic network, a survey to members of the group to determine value preferences and value gaps. The survey may be made according to a set of paired comparisons or other related techniques.
Merkle, Inc.

new patent

Sales prediction systems and methods

Computer implemented sales prediction system collects data relating to events of visitors showing an interest in a client company from plural data sources, an organization module which organizes collected data into different event types and separates collected event counts in each event type between non-recent and recent events occurring within a predetermined time period, a first processing module which periodically calculates weighting for each event type based on recent and non-recent events for the event type compared to totals for other selected event types, a second processing module which periodically calculates sales prediction scores for each visitor and companies with which visitors are associated based on accumulated event data and weighting, and a reporting and data extract module which is configured to detect variation in sales prediction scores over time to identify spikes which can predict upcoming sales and to provide predicted sales information and leads to the client company.. .
6sense Insights, Inc.

new patent

Devices, frameworks and methodologies configured to enable automated monitoring and analysis of dwell time

Described herein are devices, frameworks and methodologies configured to enable monitoring and analysis of dwell time in respect of a human conveyance. Embodiments of the invention have been particularly developed for monitoring and analysis of dwell time in respect of trains.
University Of Technology Sydney

new patent

Product test orchestration

According to an example, product test orchestration may include accessing user-defined information of a product to be tested and identifying, based upon the accessed user-defined information, a set of devices on which the product is to be tested and a set of testing tools to be implemented on the identified set of devices to test the product. Product test orchestration may further include generating test operations for the identified set of testing tools to be implemented on the identified set of devices, executing the generated test operations on the identified set of devices, tracking results of the executed test operations, and generating a report of the tracked results..
Accenture Global Solutions Limited

new patent

Systems and methods for a secure payment terminal without batteries

Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide systems and methods for securing electronic devices, such as financial payment terminals, to protect sensitive data and prevent unauthorized access to confidential information. In embodiments, this is achieved without having to rely on the availability of backup energy sources.
Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.

new patent

System and methods for generating, recording, managing and redeeming gift certificates that securely retain their unused balance over multiple partial uses

The present invention comprises a system and associated methods for protecting the unused balance of partially redeemed gift certificates from unauthorized, fraudulent use. The present invention employs a two-part gift certificate identification comprising a static unique id for gift certificate tracking, managing, reporting and reissuing and a separate, random authentication code that changes each time the gift certificate is reissued.
Tickerware Llc

new patent

Index of usability for a replacement payment card

A method for establishing an index of usability associated with a replacement payment card is provided. The method may include receiving a payment card replacement request in a vending facility.
International Business Machines Corporation

new patent

Systems and methods for updating payment card expiration information

A computer-implemented method for updating merchant information regarding card-not-present recurring payment (cnp/rp) transactions is provided, wherein the method involves a recurring transaction initiated by a cardholder using payment card information stored by a merchant. The method includes querying a database coupled to a payment network to identify a candidate payment card having stale payment card data.
Mastercard International Incorporated

new patent

Method and optimizing authorization approval in a payment card transaction

A apparatus and method is disclosed for optimizing authorization approval in a proposed payment card transaction. In one embodiment an issuing country of the cardholder issuing bank is identified together with a plurality of potential merchant acquiring banks that could be used to process an authorization request for the proposed payment card transaction.

new patent

Methods and systems for securing a payment

A method and system are presented for securing a payment initiated by a payee. The method comprises the operations of: a service provider (i) receiving a request from a payee for a payment transaction to be made, the request comprising a payee identifier, payer identifier and transaction amount; (ii) generating a token associated with the request; and (iii) transmitting the token to the payer.
Mastercard International Incorporated

new patent

Processing a transaction using electronic tokens

In some embodiments, a method for binding a user's information to a user's account with a payment service provider includes receiving a request to pay for a transaction using the user's account with the payment service provider. The request to pay specifies a funding instrument.
Paypal, Inc.

new patent

System and remote age verification for delivery transactions

A remote age verification system and method for ensuring the recipient of a delivery of age restricted items, such as alcoholic beverages, is of the appropriate age and has the requisite funds is implemented through a verifying software application loaded on mobile device which employs an account setup method and an age and funds verification method. The account set up method operates to confirm a user's eligibility to place orders for the delivery of age restricted items and includes the steps of extracting and saving identification data, extracting and saving credit card data, ensuring identification and credit card information are valid and match, and activating an account.

new patent

Mobile terminals providing secure user interfaces

A mobile terminal performs operations that include receiving an authentic account identifier through a user interface from a user. Responsive to a request to enroll an account in a mobile wallet application executed by the processor of the mobile terminal, an enrollment request message is communicated via a network interface of the mobile terminal and a data network toward a wallet server.
Ca, Inc.

new patent

Dynamic screen logo that transmits shopping basket connection information to mobile device

A design element is displayed on a display screen. The design element is modulated over time to encode data in the design element.
Mastercard International Incorporated

new patent

Changing email text based on payment status

An email payment system and method to provide users with the ability to initiate and send payments to one more recipients via email messaging. A user interface is provided in an email client that allows a user to insert payment with the email.
Google Inc.

new patent

System for controlling a service station related to a vehicle

A system for controlling a service station related to a vehicle includes a user interface element (10) with an app installed in a user apparatus (20), an identification element (30), a control element (40) connected to the service station; and a back-end element (50). The identification element (30) is configured to retrieve identifying information and to send it to the back-end element (50), the back-end element (50) is configured to enable via the control element (40) the use of the service station based on the identifying information, and the user interface element (10) after receiving an authentication of an access right from the back-end element (50) is configured to enable the user to start a service of the service station..
Superoperator Oy

new patent

Systems and methods for managing user accounts using a directory kiosk system

Embodiments of the disclosure enable a plurality of user accounts to be managed using a directory kiosk system. The directory kiosk system includes a controlled apparatus including a lock mechanism selectively configurable between a restricted configuration and an accessible configuration, and a control system that identifies tenant data associated with a tenant, determines a payment status associated with the tenant based on the tenant data, generates a first indication instruction based on the payment status to present a first indication associated with the payment status at the presentation device, determines whether the payment status satisfies a predetermined accessibility threshold, and, on condition that the predetermined accessibility threshold is satisfied, generates an accessibility instruction to selectively configure the lock mechanism in the accessible configuration.
Mastercard International Incorporated

new patent

Method and system for managing consumer-directed accounts

According to one embodiment, the present invention relates to a method and a system for substantiating claims prior to payment from consumer-directed accounts. A computer implemented method for providing consumer-directed account management comprising the steps of receiving a request for payment for a transaction wherein the request comprises claim data identifying the transaction and a payment amount; adjudicating the request to determine claim eligibility; requesting a validation of available funds in a consumer-directed account associated with a participant for the payment amount, wherein a party contributes a predetermined amount of funds to the consumer-directed account; receiving a confirmation indicating whether the consumer-directed account contains sufficient funds to cover the payment amount; and transmitting a validation message indicating payment validation and claim eligibility..
Jpmorgan Chase Bank, N.a.

new patent

Group infrastructure components

There is provided a computer-implemented method, system and software for grouping components of an infrastructure. This involves obtaining (510) historical data representing previous working events of the components of the infrastructure, the historical data being associated with a plurality of attributes of the components of the infrastructure; constructing (520), based on the historical data, a likelihood function to characterise the previous working events of the components of the infrastructure; and identifying (530), based on the likelihood function, two or more groups each comprised of one or more components of the infrastructure with reference to one or more attributes of the plurality of attributes of the components of the infrastructure..
National Ict Australia Limited

new patent

Work support device, work support method and computer readable storage medium

A work support device includes a first display control unit and a registration unit. The first display control unit performs control to display a label image having a message to a second user designated by a first user on a display screen relevant to the message.
Casio Computer Co., Ltd.

new patent

Socially influenced collaboration tools

A system and method for recognizing a team of collaborators (individuals) who meets regularly, and automatically providing appropriate documents and resources to the collaborators for greater efficiency. The system and method identifies collaborative groups who meet on regular basis and dynamically formed groups/teams.
International Business Machines Corporation

new patent

Online assessment systems and methods

Online career, educational and occupational assessments are provided for individuals. The assessments include the ability to map a holland code to academic majors and occupations and further apply confidence and work value filters to identify potential majors and occupations that may best match an individual's interests and desires..

new patent

Peer-to-peer delivery for sales consultant users

A mobile application may be used to track sales consultants' businesses, such as by tracking a local inventory maintained by the consultant. Determining whether local inventory is sufficient for fulfilling a sales order may be assisted by updating a database of the application with restocking information.
Mary Kay Inc.

new patent

Database records and processes to identify and track physical objects during transportation

A computer-implemented method in one example calls for receiving a physical object at a controlled-access facility such as an airport; scanning the object to capture identifying information of the object based on intrinsic properties of the object, without specific need of any label, tag, or other extrinsic proxy that may be attached to the item; and inducting the object into a reference database system by storing a record in the reference database system that includes the feature vector. A tracking system provides substantially continuous position and identity information of the object, and detects the introduction of any foreign object into the system, to improve security, and avoid lost and delayed items such as airline passenger bags.
Alitheon, Inc.

new patent

Method of tracking and tracing syringes in the pharmaceutical industry

A tracking and tracing method is provided during the life of the pharmaceutical container to improve the safety and efficacy of the pharmaceutical container and its content. An identification code is added to the surface of the pharmaceutical container, which is not visible under ambient light.
Zebrasci, Inc.

new patent

Systems and methods for managing dated products

A mobile device can receive information from a computer; at least partially in response to the receiving of the information from the computer, the mobile device can communicate with a worker regarding a product type; the mobile device can receive information from the worker via voice, wherein the information received from the worker can identify a date or other product information associated with a product of the product type; and the mobile device can provide the product information to the computer. The mobile device can provide a second voice prompt to the worker, wherein the second voice prompt can request a quantity of products of the product type that are marked with the product information; then the mobile device can receive a quantity from the worker via voice; and the mobile device can report to the computer..
Vocollect, Inc.

new patent

Assigning boxes to storage bays based on available spaces

Assigning boxes to available spaces in storage bays may include: obtaining a first data structure identifying available spaces in multiple storage bays, the first data structure including xyz measurements of available spaces, and the multiple storage bays including one or more boxes; comparing, by a processor, for match xyz dimensions of a box with xyz dimensions of one or more available spaces in the first data structure to identify a matching available space, the box being selected from a second data structure identifying boxes to be placed into the multiple storage bays; and assigning, based on a match, the box to the matching available space, and removing the box from the second data structure, and the matching available space from the first data structure. The assigning of boxes may be combined with identifying desired products to be ordered, and ordering products based on available spaces in the storage bays..
International Business Machines Corporation

new patent

Mapping boxes in a storage bay

Mapping boxes in a storage bay is provided, which includes: ascertaining storage bay boundaries; wirelessly reading, using a mobile device, identifying information from tags associated with the boxes, each box having one or more associated tags, and the identifying information including size information for the associated box; determining position of the tags in the storage bay by triangulating tag locations relative to, in part, one or more locations of the mobile device; and creating, by a processor, a mapping of boxes in the storage bay using the tag positions and the identifying information wirelessly read from the tags. In one or more implementations, the tags are near-field communication (nfc) tags associated with the boxes, and the creating may include automatically reorienting a floating box in the mapping of boxes, as well as automatically repositioning a box when boxes overlap each other, or overlap an edge of the storage bay..
International Business Machines Corporation

new patent

System and arranging items in a vehicle

The systems and methods provided herein are directed to identifying items to be loaded or unloaded into a vehicle, determining an arrangement of the items, and providing instructions for loading or unloading the items. The arrangement and a route may be generated based on one or more characteristics of the items and the location of the items.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

new patent

System and tracking assets

Methods and systems and method of tracking the location of an object. The method includes assigning a unique first device identifier, associating the first device with an object, and storing the unique identifier and an identifier for the object associated with the first device in a location server.
Transvoyant Llc

new patent

Systems and methods for lifecycle management of limited duration knowledge in automated interaction systems

Information utilized in a contact center may be temporary. Facts may be directly verified (primary factor); however, contact centers may not have the resources to perform primary factor determinations.
Avaya Inc.

new patent

System and management of variable staffing and productivity

Systems and methods are disclosed for management of variable staffing. In an example system, a processor determines a staffing solution based on user-selected attributes including a number and/or identity of persons assigned to each personnel category for each employment unit, based on staffing guidelines (determined based on a patient census) comprising a suggested number of staff personnel for each personnel category for each employment unit, based on available personnel, and based on a variance for each staff personnel category associated with each employment unit, the variance representing a difference between a guideline number of staff personnel and an available number of personnel.
Stafficiency Inc.

new patent

Socially influenced collaboration tools

A system and method for recognizing a team of collaborators (individuals) who meets regularly, and automatically providing appropriate documents and resources to the collaborators for greater efficiency. The system and method identifies collaborative groups who meet on regular basis and dynamically formed groups/teams.
International Business Machines Corporation

new patent

Method and operating an object lending network

A peer-to-peer management device for managing the exchange of a selected item in a peer-to-peer exchange includes a processor communicatively connected to memory, a network interface, a non-transitory storage medium. The non-transitory storage medium may include a search receive module, a list creator module, a list sender module, a selection receive module, a personal identification token generator module, a confirmation sender module, a confirmation receiver module, a tracker module, and a return receiver module.
Symbiautic, Corp.

new patent

Method for facilitating network external computing assistance

There is provided a method for providing pricing information about a potential migration of a network computing task. The method includes the step of providing a provider availability set, identifying a price qualified set for each cloud service provider, and displaying the information about each cloud service provider and its pricing via a user interface.
Risc Networks, Llc

new patent

Expedited identification verification and biometric monitoring

Systems and methods of the present invention provide for one or more server computers communicatively coupled to a network and configured to: receive a request to purchase admission to an event at a specific venue, a user identification of the user requesting admission and the user's payment method, and a device identifier associated with the user and transmitting the user location; store the request, user/payment data and device identifier in a database; receive, from a sensor within a specific location in the venue, a notification of the device within a proximity to the sensor; and update the payment method to reflect a deduction of the price for the event as determined by the location in proximity to the sensor.. .
International Business Machines Corporation

new patent

Identifying alternative venues for an activity

Techniques are described for identifying alternative venues for an activity. In one aspect, techniques include receiving information corresponding to an activity at a scheduled location and scheduled time; receiving a current location of the user prior to the scheduled time; calculating a probability of the user arriving at the scheduled location at the scheduled time; and responsive to determining the probability is less than a predetermined threshold, identifying an alternative venue for the activity having resources to support the activity..
International Business Machines Corporation

new patent

Distributed machine learning systems, apparatus, and methods

A distributed, online machine learning system is presented. Contemplated systems include many private data servers, each having local private data.
Nant Holdings Ip, Llc.

new patent

Automated functional understanding and optimization of human/machine systems

A method of analysing and tracking machine systems has the steps of sensing operational data from equipment, the operational data comprising at least location, time, and one or more operational condition data related to the equipment; analysing the operational data to identify data patterns; logging the data patterns as events in a database; comparing the events to a database of predetermined patterns to classify each data pattern as a known event or an unknown event; updating the database to include a new data pattern related to any unknown events; and alerting a user to further classify the unknown events manually.. .

new patent

Apparatus and managing machine learning

A machine learning management apparatus identifies a maximum prediction performance score amongst a plurality of prediction performance scores corresponding to a plurality of models generated by executing each of a plurality of machine learning algorithms. As for a first machine learning algorithm having generated a model corresponding to the maximum prediction performance score, the machine learning management apparatus determines a first training dataset size to be used when the first machine learning algorithm is executed next time based on the maximum prediction performance score, first estimated prediction performance scores, and first estimated runtimes.
Fujitsu Limited

new patent

Apparatus and managing machine learning

A machine learning management apparatus identifies a maximum prediction performance score amongst a plurality of prediction performance scores corresponding to a plurality of models generated by executing each of a plurality of machine learning algorithms. As for a first machine learning algorithm having generated a model corresponding to the maximum prediction performance score, the machine learning management apparatus determines a first training dataset size to be used when the first machine learning algorithm is executed next time based on the maximum prediction performance score, first estimated prediction performance scores, and first estimated runtimes.
Fujitsu Limited

new patent

Data evaluation as a service

An evaluation platform receives a data set and a description of an outcome, such as predicting results of trends, recognizing patterns, and evaluating options according to specified criteria. The description is evaluated to select candidate evaluators that may be capable of achieving the outcome, and to translate the outcome into a goal for each selected candidate evaluator.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

new patent

Primary key-foriegn key relationship determination through machine learning

A method and a machine learning relationship determination system (mlrds) for determining primary key-foreign key (pk-fk) relationships among data in tables of a target database through machine learning (ml) are provided. The mlrds selects columns of the tables in the target database and identifies inclusion dependency (id) pairs from the selected columns.
Rokitt Inc.

new patent

Text classifier training

A mechanism is provided in a data processing system for text classifier training. The data processing system receives a training set of text and class specification pairs to be used as a ground truth for training a text classifier machine learning model for a text classifier.
International Business Machines Corporation

new patent

System and using artificial intelligence in making decisions

A computer implemented method is disclosed of providing an artificial intelligence architecture for controlling data and performing decisions relating to an object and/or an environment of the object. The method comprises executing on one or more processors the steps of: processing data from one or more sensors to identify first and second states of the object and/or the object's environment; analyze the first state and second state of the object and/or the object's environment to discover an apparent causal relationship between the first and second states of the environment; and making a change to the data relating to an object and/or the object's environment based on the apparent causal relationship to affect subsequent states of the object and/or the object's environment..
Quorum.ai Inc.

new patent

Mutual reinforcement of collaborative filtering and sentiment analysis

Methods, computing systems and computer program products implement embodiments of the present invention that include identifying a set of the items in the transactions, and executing, using input including the transactions, an implicit feedback collaborative filtering model to compute, for each of the users, a predicted rating for each of the items. Using input including the transactions and the predicted ratings as labels, a sentiment analysis model is executed to compute, for each given user, an opinion for each of the given items in the transactions for the given user, and using input including the transactions and the opinions as factors for the predicted ratings, an explicit feedback collaborative analysis model is executed to update, for each of the users, the predicted ratings for each of the items..
International Business Machines Corporation

new patent

Artificial intelligence-based prior art document identification system

Various systems and methods are provided that identify prior art patent references for a subject patent application. For example, the system preprocesses a corpus of patent references to identify keywords that are present in each of the patent references, n-grams present in the corpus, and a weighting associated with the identified n-grams.
Palantir Technologies Inc.

new patent

Information processing apparatus, ising device, and control information processing apparatus

An individual ising device connected to common buses includes neuron circuits, a memory, and a router. The memory holds connection destination information per neuron circuit.
Fujitsu Limited

new patent

Apparatuses, systems, and methodologies for permeability prediction

Systems, methods, and apparatuses are provided for permeability prediction. The method acquires data associated with one or more geological formations, calculates, using processing circuitry and a trained hidden markov model, log-likelihood values to group the data into a plurality of clusters, and trains an artificial neural network for each of the plurality of clusters when the mode of operation is training mode.
King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

new patent

Impact rfid tag

A radio frequency identification (rfid)-enabled article includes a housing formed from a first material and having an rf chamber, and an rfid transponder arranged within the chamber, the rfid transponder including an antenna for transmitting and receiving data. The rf chamber is dimensioned to form a pocket around the antenna such that the antenna is separated by inner surfaces of the chamber by a predefined minimum distance..
Parker-hannifin Corporation

new patent

Identifying visual storm signatures from satellite images

Satellite images from vast historical archives are analyzed to predict severe storms. We extract and summarize important visual storm evidence from satellite image sequences in a way similar to how meteorologists interpret these images.
The Penn State Research Foundation

new patent

Method for adaptive learning utilizing facial recognition

A computer implemented method for significantly increasing the efficacy of computer adaptive learning (which currently measures and acts on a learner's performance in the cognitive or objective learning domain of education) by additionally detecting and identifying the learner's emotional response data and together with the cognitive data, optimizing the educational content being presented. These emotional responses constitute the affective or emotional domain of education..
Edtech Learning Llc

new patent

Method, device and computer-readable medium for enhancing readability

The present disclosure relates to a method and device for enhancing readability and a computer-readable medium and belongs to the field of display technology. The method for enhancing readability includes acquiring image feature information of an image; identifying an image type of the image based on the image feature information; selecting a readability enhancing way corresponding to the image type; and enhancing the image by the readability enhancing way..
Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.

new patent

Dynamically enabling an interactive element within a non-interactive view of a screen sharing session

A non-interactive screen sharing session executing within a computing device can be identified. The device can be communicatively linked to different computing devices of the screen sharing session.
International Business Machines Corporation

new patent

Detecting method and device of obstacles based on disparity map and automobile driving assistance system

The present disclosure provides a disparity map-based obstacle detection method, a disparity map-based obstacle detection device, and a vehicle assistant driving system. The method includes steps of: acquiring a disparity map and a v disparity map in accordance with an image including a road surface; simulating the road surface in accordance with the v disparity map; identifying a first obstacle in accordance with a simulation result; extracting an object whose disparity value is greater than a first threshold in accordance with the disparity map, and subjecting the object to morphological operation so as to identify a second obstacle; extracting an object whose disparity value is smaller than a second threshold in accordance with the disparity map, and subjecting the object to morphological operation so as to identify a third obstacle; and screening the first obstacle, the second obstacle and the third obstacle in accordance with a training model, so as to detect the obstacle, the training model being acquired through machine learning in accordance with correct obstacle information and erroneous obstacle information.
Beijing Smarter Eye Technology Co. Ltd.

new patent

Techniques for enhancing content memorability of user generated video content

Techniques are described for analyzing a video for memorability, identifying content features of the video that are likely to be memorable, and scoring specific content features within the video for memorability. The techniques can be optionally applied to selected features in the video, thus improving the memorability of the selected features.
Adobe Systems Incorporated

new patent

Control apparatus, control system, and control method

A control apparatus is configured to execute: acquisition processing of acquiring, from at least one data acquisition apparatus, as data on a second object, time series data on a series of pieces of information on the second object that has been collected since the at least one data acquisition apparatus detected the second object; determination processing of determining whether or not the first and the second object are identical to each other based on information on the first and the second object; and storage processing of storing, when the determination processing results that the first and the second object are/aren't identical to each other, the data on the second object and the data on the first object in association with/without each other, and when the determination processing results in a determination that the first object and the second object are not identical to each other.. .
Hitachi, Ltd.

new patent

Generating pixel maps from non-image data and difference metrics for pixel maps

Systems and methods for scalable comparisons between two pixel maps are provided. In an embodiment, an agricultural intelligence computer system generates pixel maps from non-image data by transforming a plurality of values and location values into pixel values and pixel locations.
The Climate Corporation

new patent

Indoor identification of individuals through footstep induced structural vibration

This invention introduces an indoor person identification system that utilizes the capture and analysis of footstep induced structural vibrations. The system senses floor vibration and detects the signal induced by footsteps.
Carnegie Mellon University

new patent

Generating auxiliary information for a media presentation

Techniques for generating auxiliary information for a media presentation are provided. In one example, a computer-implemented method comprises receiving, by a device operatively coupled to a processor, first feedback information for a group of users regarding mental states of the users during a media presentation.
International Business Machines Corporation

new patent

Method for detecting skin region and detecting skin region

A method for identifying skin region in an image includes: obtaining a target image; and for each of a plurality of pixels in the target image, calculating a probability that the pixel corresponds to skin captured in the image, wherein calculating the probability includes: calculating a first probability of said each pixel in the target image in a first color space the first probability being a probability that the pixel is skin in the first color space; calculating a second probability of said each pixel in the target image in a second color space, the second probability being a probability that the pixel is skin in the second color space; and determining a combined probability that said each pixel in the target image is skin, the combined probability that the pixel is skin being an arithmetic mean value of the first probability and the second probability of the pixel.. .
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited

new patent

Techniques for built environment representations

Described are techniques for indoor mapping and navigation. A reference mobile device including sensors to capture range, depth and position data and processes such data.
Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh

new patent

Systems and methods for performing fingerprint based user authentication using imagery captured using mobile devices

Technologies are presented herein in support of a system and method for performing fingerprint recognition. Embodiments of the present invention concern a system and method for capturing a user's biometric features and generating an identifier characterizing the user's biometric features using a mobile device such as a smartphone.
Veridium Ip Limited

new patent

Identification apparatus and identification method

An identification apparatus including an image capturing device, at least one light emitting device disposed beside the image capturing device and a zoom lens disposed above the image capturing device is provided. The light emitting device is adapted to emit a visible light and an invisible light.
Gingy Technology Inc.

new patent

Methods and systems for image data processing

Methods, storage mediums, and systems for image data processing are provided. Embodiments for the methods, storage mediums, and systems include configurations to perform one or more of the following steps: background signal measurement, particle identification using classification dye emission and cluster rejection, inter-image alignment, inter-image particle correlation, fluorescence integration of reporter emission, and image plane normalization..
Luminex Corporation

new patent

Fingerprint identification module and fingerprint identification method

A fingerprint identification module including an imaging unit, a light emitting element, an optical receiver, and a processing unit is provided. The imaging unit is configured to generate a first image light beam according to whether a loop is formed when an object contacts the imaging unit.
Gingy Technology Inc.

new patent

Fingerprint identification apparatus and manufacturing method thereof

A fingerprint identification apparatus including an image capture device, at least one light emitting device and a light guide device is provided. The image capture device has a light reception surface.
Gingy Technology Inc.

new patent

Fingerprint identification device and manufacturing method thereof

A fingerprint identification device and a manufacturing method of the fingerprint identification device. The fingerprint identification device includes a substrate, a sensation electrode layer and a fingerprint identification sensation chip.
Keycore Technology Corp.

new patent

Optical system for biometric identification of a user

The present disclosure relates to the field of biometric identification of a user, in particular, to a system and method of identifying a user. The method of identifying a user includes: detecting a portion of a user's finger in contact with a touch-sensitive region of a device; and collecting data relating to a fingerprint of the user from the user's finger for a period of time and obtaining a plurality of frames from the data.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

new patent

Region of interest location and selective image compression

Systems and methods of operation for an image processor system to process images to locate two-dimensional regions which are likely to contain machine-readable symbol data or text. Such regions of interest (rois) may be preserved at full resolution, whilst the contents of non-rois are averaged into a single pixel value.
Datalogic Usa, Inc.

new patent

Imaging scanner with positioning and display

An imaging scanner is provided. The image scanner has a housing.
Hand Held Products, Inc.

new patent

Identification of miniaturized electronic assembly using identification features on multiple components

A system and method for marking components of an assembly and/or portions of an assembly including at least one of the components with a plurality of markers, each component and/or portion including its own marker or markers, to be read in an operational sequence so as to generate at least one identifier representative of a characteristic and/or feature of the assembly. Any marker can be a certain type of marker, the combination of which can be used to generate an identifier.
Biotronik Se & Co. Kg

new patent

Indication appending method and indication appended article

The present invention provides an indication appending method and an indication appended article that improve identifiability with ease. The indication appending method comprises the step of applying a coating material having a color different from a surface of the article onto the surface in the form of a layer, and the step of partially removing the coating material by irradiation with laser light and thereby forming identification information, which is a letter/character, a symbol, and/or a figure.
Lenovo (singapore) Pte. Ltd.

new patent

Privacy enhanced push notification

A method of privacy enhanced notification includes receiving, by a client device, a notification associated with an application. The method includes identifying a negative situation associated with the client device in response to receiving the notification.
Fujitsu Limited

new patent

Encrypting system level data structures

Systems and methods for encrypting system level data structures are described. In one embodiment, a storage system may include a storage drive and at least one controller for the storage drive.
Seagate Technology Llc

new patent

Decrypting files for data leakage protection in an enterprise network

Techniques are provided for decrypting an encrypted file within an enterprise network. The techniques include identifying by a password collecting module a password entered during a file encryption procedure performed at a terminal and storing the password; receiving an encrypted file by a data leakage protection (dlp) module; and attempting to decrypt the encrypted file with the password by the dlp module..
International Business Machines Corporation

new patent

Systems and methods to generate a type based self-assembling indirect control flow graph

Using various embodiments, methods and systems for computing a self-assembling indirect control flow graph based on one or more function types and function pointer types are described. In one embodiment the indirect control flow graph is computed by finding one or more function types and function pointer types in source code and/or binary code, computing one or more identifier tags for each type, classifying functions and function pointers based on the computed tags.
Unexploitable Holdings Llc

new patent

System and identifying network security threats and assessing network security

A system and method of security assessment of a network is described. The system may include one or more security assessment computers controlled by a security assessor, and connected to a network, and first executable program code for acting as an agent on a first end device on the network.
Vthreat, Inc.

new patent

Digital obsolescence avoidance systems and methods

Digital obsolescence avoidance systems and methods may determine an obsolescence vulnerability for a digital object. A digital obsolescence avoidance system may include a validation system and an obsolescence vulnerabilities system.
Digital Bedrock

new patent

Notification of maliciousness categorization of application programs for mobile devices

An approach near instantly notifies devices onto which an application program is installed when the application program is identified as malware. An analysis system records application programs installed on devices.
Trustlook Inc.

new patent

Devices and methods for classifying an execution session

Methods, systems and devices compute and use the execution session contexts of software applications to perform behavioral monitoring and analysis operations. A mobile device may be configured to monitor user activity and system activity of a software application, generate a shadow feature value that identifies actual execution session context of the software application during that activity, generate a behavior vector that incorporates context into the values describing behaviors, and determine whether the activity is malicious or benign based, at least in part, on the generated behavior vector.
Qualcomm Incorporated

new patent

Method and system for automatically selecting an authentication domain

An image processing apparatus and method is provided. The image processing apparatus has one or more processors and a memory that stores instructions for execution by the one or more processors.
Canon U.s.a., Inc.

new patent

Non-contact identity verification device, non-contact identity verification system, and non-contact identity verification method

The present invention relates to a non-contact identity verification device and system, and a method thereof, comprising: a physiological characteristic detector, an identification unit, and a transmission unit. The physiological characteristic detector detects a physiological signal of a user.

new patent

Deep neural network for iris identification

Systems and methods for iris authentication are disclosed. In one aspect, a deep neural network (dnn) with a triplet network architecture can be trained to learn an embedding (e.g., another dnn) that maps from the higher dimensional eye image space to a lower dimensional embedding space.
Magic Leap, Inc.

new patent

Electronic device with gesture actuation of companion devices, and corresponding systems and methods

An electronic device includes a biometric sensor, such as a fingerprint sensor, that identifies biometric input received at the biometric sensor. One or more processors operable with the biometric sensor identify one or more companion devices operating within a wireless communication radius of the electronic device.
Motorola Mobility Llc

new patent

Non-intrusive background synchronization when authentication is required

A non-modal notification user interface element is displayed persistently but unobtrusively such that a user may easily determine that authentication credentials are required by a background synchronization process. The non-modal notification is configured such that it may be ignored by the user such that their workflow is not interrupted.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

new patent

Secure electronic information system, associative data processing

Intelligence and analytics may be improved by combining sets of disparate data records and matching records between entities. The matched records may then be analyzed by identifying relevant entities and providing information to a user containing the combined sets of secure data records and the analysis.
Optuminsight, Inc.

new patent

Method of determining patient case identity in digital pathology system

Disclosed is a patient case identity determination method for a digital pathology system, which is performed by a patient case identity determination unit. The patient case identity determination method includes acquiring a digital slide image from a scanner; requesting a laboratory information system (lis) to send patient/case information including a preprocessing step image that is obtained in a digital slide preprocessing step associated with the digital slide image; receiving the patient/case information including the preprocessing step image from the lis; comparatively analyzing a pattern of the digital slide image and the preprocessing step image to calculate a synchronization rate and stores the calculated synchronization rate; and providing information about whether the digital slide image is identical to the patient/case information based on the calculated synchronization rate when a client application provides a reading of the digital slide image..
Infinitt Healthcare Co., Ltd.

new patent

Systems and methods for reconciling variants in sequence data relative to reference sequence data

Techniques for identifying variations in sequence data relative to reference sequence data. The techniques include accessing information specifying multiple sets of variants in the sequence data relative to reference sequence data, each of the multiple sets of variants being generated by using a respective variant identification technique; and determining, using the information specifying the multiple sets of variants in the sequence data, a reconciled set of variants in the sequence data relative to the reference sequence data, the determining comprising: determining whether a first variant is present at a first position in the sequence data based, at least in part, on one or more variants at one or more other positions in the sequence data..
Seven Bridges Genomics Inc.

new patent

Systems and methods for nucleic acid-based identification

Systems and methods for calculating a predictive index of identity of a nucleic acid sample using polymorphic genetic marker data are provided. In one embodiment, a predictive index of identity of the nucleic acid sample is calculated using a value from a second set of data from a polymorphic genetic marker that is not linked to a polymorphic genetic marker used to produce a first set of data.
Life Technologies Corporation

new patent

Method and reducing constraints during rewind structural verification of retimed circuits

A method for performing rewind functional verification includes identifying state variables that model the number of registers on each edge of a retiming graph for an original design and a retimed design. Random variables are identified that model retiming labels representing a number and direction of register movement relative to a node on a retiming graph for the retimed design.
Intel Corporation

new patent

Identification of potentially sensitive information in data strings

Methods for identifying potentially sensitive information and protecting such potentially sensitive information include scanning systems that collect and/or disseminate such information. Without limitation, systems collect and/or disseminate personal identification numbers (e.g., personal identification numbers, tax identification numbers, etc.), such as merchant systems, bank systems, healthcare systems, and the like, that collect, use, or disseminate sensitive information may be scanned to identify sequences of data that are likely to be sensitive, and may take actions to protect such sequences of data.
Securitymetrics, Inc.

new patent

Topic identification based on functional summarization

Topic identification based on functional summarization is disclosed. One example is a system including a plurality of summarization engines, each summarization engine to receive, via a processing system, a document to provide a summary of the document.
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.

new patent

Methods and systems for efficient querying of time-series databases

Disclosed herein are methods and systems for efficient querying of time-series databases. An embodiment takes the form of a method that includes receiving a query-input string that includes delimited character strings.

new patent

System and classifying an alphanumeric candidate identified in an email message

A technique for classifying an alphanumeric candidate in an email message can include receiving and parsing a plurality of email messages to identify at least one alphanumeric candidate. For each particular alphanumeric candidate, the technique can include: (i) associating the particular alphanumeric candidate with an originating email in which the particular alphanumeric candidate was identified, and (ii) determining email specific, recipient specific, and recipient agnostic features pertaining to the particular alphanumeric candidate.
Google Inc.

new patent

Information extraction apparatus, information extraction method, and information extraction program

An information extraction apparatus includes, a controller extracting, as variable elements, parts different between a plurality of structured documents and extract, as peripheral information pieces, elements within a predetermined range from the respective variable elements, and a storage unit storing the variable elements and the peripheral information pieces with respect to at least an extraction object which is at least one of the variable elements. The controller re-extracts variable elements and peripheral information pieces from the plurality of structured documents, calculates similarities of the variable elements and the peripheral information pieces between before and after the re-extraction, on the basis of (i) the re-extracted variable elements and the re-extracted peripheral information pieces and (ii) the variable elements and the peripheral information pieces stored in the storage unit, and identifies, out of the re-extracted variable elements, a variable element corresponding to the extraction object, on the basis of the calculated similarities..
Inter-university Research Institute Corporation Organization Of Information And Systems

new patent

Systems and methods for re-ranking displayed conversations

Systems and methods for storing a plurality of conversations are provided. Each such conversation has a corresponding conversation identifier and one or more messages sharing a common set of characteristics that meet predefined criteria.
Google Inc.

new patent

Flexible interactive data visualization enabled by dynamic attributes

A method and system are provided for interactive data visualization. The method includes analyzing a data source used with an initial query to identify a set of default categories available for user selection.
International Business Machines Corporation

new patent

Mapping database structure to software

A first set of metadata may be received, via a network, which includes structural information about a first database. The structural information may be compared with one or more software signatures.
International Business Machines Corporation

new patent

Data processing method and data processing apparatus

A data processing apparatus includes a processor. The processor selects candidate tables corresponding to a first table.
Fujitsu Limited

new patent

Index table update method, and device

An index table update method, and a device are presented. The method includes adjusting an index density of a second index table in a memory when determining that storage space occupied by the second index table reaches an upper limit or a lower limit of a preset range, where the index density of the second index table is a ratio of a quantity of index records included in the second index table to a quantity of index records included in a first index table in an external storage; and selecting an index record from the first index table according to the adjusted index density, and updating the second index table using the selected index record.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

new patent

Automated monitoring and archiving system and method

An object of the invention is an automated monitoring and archiving system. The system comprises means for processing a data amount to accomplish a structured collection data form, means for automatically identifying documents in data warehouses comprising similar structured data forms as said structured collection data form, means for defining monitoring criteria, and means for automatically analyzing the identified documents on the basis of the defined monitoring criteria, and means for automatically archiving said analyzed documents in an electronic record keeping system..
Teqmine Analytics Oy

new patent

High-efficiency deduplication module of a database-management system

A method and associated systems for a deduplication module of a database-management system. The database-management system, upon receiving a request to perform a transaction that will revise a stored database record, uses memory-resident logs and previously generated database-maintenance tables to: i) identify a first logical block that identifies an updated value, stored in a physical block of storage, to be used to update the database record; and ii) further identify a second logical block that stores in the database a corresponding existing value of the same record.
International Business Machines Corporation

new patent

Systems and methods for creating a form for receiving data relating to a health care incident

Embodiments of the invention relate to systems and methods for creating a form for receiving data relating to a health care incident. A dictionary of field objects is provided in a metabase, where a field object defines attributes, and an instance of a field object is a form field.
Rl Solutions

new patent

User-friendly system and method to find lost sentimental items

A method for finding the lost item or the rightful owner of the found item over the network is provided. The method includes the following steps: (i) images of the lost item are uploaded by the first user to the database to find the lost item, (ii) the images of the found item are uploaded by the second user to the database, (iii) the lost item is searched in the database to find a match for the lost item, (iv) a list of lost and found items related to the lost item is displayed, (v) the lost item is compared with the list of lost and found items to find the lost item, (vi) the second user of the match for the lost item is identified when the match is found, and (vii) the first user communicated with the second user to regain possession of the lost item..

new patent

Data pruning based on metadata

A system, apparatus, and method for processing queries wherein the query includes a request to access or delete data and accessing metadata associated with the set of data, the metadata defining data characteristics of the set of data and identifying at least sets of data that need or not need to be accessed or deleted based on the metadata without accessing the actual data in the set of data; also methods to optimize processing of some operations based on the collected metadata on data.. .
Snowflake Computing, Inc.

new patent

Workload identification

An embodiment of the invention provides an apparatus and method for classifying a workload of a computing entity. In an embodiment, the computing entity samples a plurality of values for a plurality of parameters of the workload.
Netapp, Inc.

new patent

System and providing content based on contextual insights

A system, method, and computer-readable medium for providing a content item based on a user interest and an expected action to be performed by a user device. The method includes: querying, based on at least one signature generated for a multimedia content element, a user profile to identify the user interest, wherein a concept of the identified user interest matches a concept represented by the generated at least one signature; generating at least one contextual insight based on the user interest, wherein each contextual insight indicates a user preference; determining the expected action based on the at least one contextual insight; determining, based on the expected action, the content item to be provided to the user device; and providing the determined content item to the user device..
Cortica, Ltd.

new patent

Presenting a data handling method on a graphical user interface

A method for presenting a data handling method on a graphical user interface includes identifying a type of service associated with a pending data handling process, sending one or more user characterizations associated with a user's identity to a server for performing the data handling process, receiving data handling capabilities corresponding to one or more data handling methods for performing the identified type of service, determining one or more candidate data handling methods to be displayed on a graphical user interface (gui) of the client computing device, initiating display of the candidate data handling methods on the client computing device gui based on the data handling capabilities, performing the pending data handling process with a particular data handling method selected from the candidate data handling methods, and sending a performance result associated with the pending data handling process.. .
Alibaba Group Holding Limited

new patent

Recommending a data handling a pending data handling process

Attribute information of a pending data handling process to be performed is identified. Historical data handling processes for a same application scenario as the pending data handling process are identified based on the attribute information.
Alibaba Group Holding Limited

new patent

Topic and time based media affinity estimation

An affinity server estimates an affinity between two different time based media events (e.g., tv, radio, social media content stream), between a time based media event and a specific topic, or between two different topics, where the affinity score represents an intersection between the populations of social media users who have authored social media content items regarding the two different events and/or topics. The affinity score represents an estimation of the real world affinity between the real world population of people who have an interest in both time based media events, both topics, or in a time based media event and a topic.
Bluefin Labs, Inc.

new patent

Avoiding sentiment model overfitting in a machine language model

Provided are techniques for avoiding sentiment model overfitting in a machine language model. A current list of keywords in a current sentiment model can be updated to create a proposed list of keywords in a proposed sentiment model.

new patent

Text classifier operation

A mechanism is provided in a data processing system for text classification. A domain terms selector component, executing on a processor of the data processing system, receives an input text.
International Business Machines Corporation

new patent

Method and sending sticker image during chat session

The present disclosure provides a method for sending a sticker image during a chat session, applicable to a chat session between terminals including a transmit terminal and a receive terminal, the method being performed by the transmit terminal and including: detecting an input operation during a chat session and obtaining input content from the input operation; recognizing the input content and obtaining an implication, the implication indicating sticker features in the input content; identifying sticker images corresponding to the implication, the identified sticker images comprising multiple sticker images corresponding to different sticker sending policies; obtaining a recommended sticker image corresponding to the implication according to a preset sticker sending policy, the recommended sticker image being any one of or any combination of the multiple identified sticker images; and sending the recommended sticker image to be displayed at the receive terminal.. .
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited

new patent

Data analytics text data

Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a computer that performs a statistical natural language processing analysis on a plurality of text documents to determine a plurality of topics, creates a proper subset of topics from the plurality of topics, based on user input, maps one or more topics in the proper subset of topics to each document in the plurality of text documents, thereby creating a plurality of topic-document pairs, identifies n-dimensions of bias for each topic-document pair from the text, creates clusters of topics from the proper subset of topics, and generates presentable content depicting each cluster of the clusters of topics according to a corresponding image configuration. The topics and n-dimensions of bias data can be further analyzed with co-collected structured data for statistical relationships.
At&t Intellectual Property I, Lp

new patent

System and monitoring electronic documents

A system and method for monitoring electronic documents. The method includes analyzing a first electronic document to determine at least one transaction parameter, wherein the first electronic document includes at least partially unstructured data; creating a template for the first electronic document, wherein the created template is a structured dataset including the determined at least one transaction parameter; and comparing data of the created template to data associated with a plurality of second electronic documents to identify at least one abnormality in the first electronic document..
Vatbox, Ltd.

new patent

System and selecting data sample groups for machine learning of context of data fields for various document types and/or for test data generation for quality assurance systems

A method and system learns new forms to be incorporated into an electronic document preparation system. The method and system receive form data related to a new form having a plurality of data fields that expect data values based on specific functions.
Intuit Inc.

new patent

Automatically annotating literary text

Methods, computer program products, and systems are presented. The methods include, for instance: receiving a request for a response to have a piece of annotative data on a literary text from a user; ascertaining metadata to generate the response is available for the literary device system; identifying a process of the literary device system that is associated with the request; running the process with the request and generating the response based on the metadata; and producing the response to the user such that the user is presented with the annotative data on the literary text..
International Business Machines Corporation

new patent

Method of recording operations and automatically executing operations

Exemplary embodiments of a method of recording operations and exemplary embodiments of a method of automatically executing operations are provided. The method of automatically executing operations applied on an electronic device includes: reading an operational log including an operational event, a node identifier, and a record of item layout corresponding to the operational event; receiving information of item layout, which corresponds to the operational frame, from the auxiliary function interface; determining, according to the at least one record of item layout and the information of item layout, whether the record of item layout corresponds to the operational frame; and sending an execution command of operation to the auxiliary function interface for execution of the execution command of operation according to the operational event and the node identifier only when the record of item layout corresponds to the operational frame..
Industrial Technology Research Institute

new patent

Character spacing adjustment of text columns

An example device in accordance with an aspect of the present disclosure includes a rendering engine and a spacing engine. The rendering engine is to render, off-screen, a text column.
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.

new patent

Configuring functional capabilities of a computer system

Provided is a method for configuring the functional capabilities of a computer system. The computer system may include a persistent memory and a replaceable functional unit.
International Business Machines Corporation

new patent

Shared memory in a virtual environment

A server lpar operating in a virtualized computer shares pages with client lpars using a shared memory region (smr). A virtualization function of the computer receives a get-page-id request associated with a client lpar to identify a physical page corresponding to a shared page included in the smr.
International Business Machines Corporation

new patent

Storage apparatus, computer system, and method

The processor provides a host computer with a logical volume based on a physical storage device. Based on a command from the host computer, the control device writes, into a memory, address information that associates a logical address in the logical volume with a device address in the physical storage device.
Hitachi, Ltd.

new patent

System and identifying pendency of a memory access request at a cache entry

A processing system indicates the pendency of a memory access request for data at the cache entry that is assigned to store the data in response to the memory access request. While executing instructions, the processor issues requests for data to the cache most proximal to the processor.
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

new patent

Information processing device and information processing method

An information processing device according to an embodiment includes a memory and a mediation unit. The memory includes memory use areas that are allocated to respective tasks, and an identification-information area that identifies the tasks.
Fujitsu Ten Limited

new patent

Identifying severity of test execution failures by analyzing test execution logs

The method includes identifying a test report log for a regression test. The method further includes identifying one or more errors in the identified test report log.
International Business Machines Corporation

new patent

Identifying severity of test execution failures by analyzing test execution logs

The method includes identifying a test report log for a regression test. The method further includes identifying one or more errors in the identified test report log.
International Business Machines Corporation

new patent

Hierarchical data processor tester

A hierarchical data processor test system (and method) is usable to configure a hierarchical plurality of similarity operators and process predetermined input test data through a data processor under test (dput) to produce corresponding dput output data. The test system is further usable to process the dput output data and the predetermined output test data through at least some of the plurality of similarity operators in hierarchical order, determine a highest order similarity operator that indicates a match between the dput output data and the predetermined output test data, and compute a confidence score based on the highest order similarity operator that indicated the match.
International Business Machines Corporation

new patent

Reporting using data obtained during backup of primary storage

A data storage system can scan one or more information stores of primary storage and analyze the metadata of files stored in the one or more information stores of primary storage to identify multiple, possibly relevant, secondary copy operations that can be performed on the files. The storage system can also identify primary storage usage information of each file during the scan and use that information to generate reports regarding the usage of the primary storage..
Commvault Systems, Inc.

new patent

Tracking files excluded from backup

Techniques to exclude files from backup are disclosed. In various embodiments, a database that includes an exclude set table configured to store data associated with one or more files identified to be excluded from backup is accessed.
Emc Ip Holding Company Llc

new patent

Focused storage pool expansion to prevent a performance degradation

Based on a system configuration change (e.g., of a decentralized, or distributed, agreement protocol (dap)) within a dispersed storage network (dsn), a computing device identifies a reallocating encoded data slice (eds) number that is no more than a pillar width minus a performance threshold. The computing device then directs storage units (sus) to update system configuration of the dap (e.g., from a first to a second system configuration) by throttling and controlling the number of sus permitted to update at a time.
International Business Machines Corporation

new patent

Tracking data access in a dispersed storage network

A method for execution by a dispersed storage and task (dst) processing unit that includes a processor includes receiving an access request from a requesting entity via a network indicating an original data object. At least one read request is generated for transmission to at least one storage unit indicating a plurality of encoded original data slices associated with the original data object.
International Business Machines Corporation

new patent

Performing a desired manipulation of an encoded data slice based on a metadata restriction and a storage operational condition

A method comprises receiving a set of write fan out requests for a plurality of sets of encoded data slices and metadata regarding storage parameters for the plurality of sets of encoded data slices. The method continues by identifying an encoded data slice of the plurality of sets of encoded data slices based on a desired manipulation of the encoded data slice.
International Business Machines Corporation

new patent

Determining storage requirements based on licensing right in a dispersed storage network

A method for execution by a dispersed storage and task (dst) processing unit that includes a processor includes receiving a storage request from a user device via a network, where the storage request indicates a data object for storage in a distributed storage network (dsn) and a licensing identifier associated with the data object. Encoded data slices are generated by utilizing a dispersed storage error encoding scheme.
International Business Machines Corporation

new patent

Manipulating a distributed agreement protocol to identify a desired set of storage units

A method includes obtaining, by a computing device, a plurality of sets of encoded data slices for storage in memory of a dispersed storage network (dsn). The method further includes identifying, by the computing device, a desired set of storage units within pools of storage units for storing the plurality of sets of encoded data slices.
International Business Machines Corporation

new patent

Data processing validation

A data processing stage is described which has a communications interface arranged to receive a plurality of input data chunks. Each input data chunk has a pointer to a validation record, where the validation records are stored at a memory accessible to the data processing stage.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

new patent

Systems and methods for predicting and displaying site safety metrics

Systems and methods for predicting and displaying site safety metrics are provided. Some methods can include assigning respective risk index values to each of a plurality of devices, storing the respective risk index values in a memory device, identifying respective faults of each the plurality of devices in fault, retrieving, from the memory device, the respective risk index values of each of the plurality of devices in fault, prioritizing the respective faults of each of the plurality of devices in fault based on the respective risk index values of the plurality of devices in fault, and transmitting a notification message indicative of the prioritized respective faults..
Honeywell International Inc.

new patent

Configuration item integrity

Example implementations relate to configuration item integrity. For example, a computing device may include a processor.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development Lp

new patent

Diverse integrated processing using processors and diverse firmware

Fault detection devices, systems and methods are provided which implement identical processors. A first processor is configured to receive a first measurement, execute a first firmware based on the first measurement, and output a first result of the executed first firmware.
Infineon Technologies Ag

new patent

Parallel processing system, method, and storage medium

A parallel processing system creates a list when determining a start and an end times of processings for nodes and one or more of the nodes used by the processings, the list indicating an order of executing the processings and a number and positions of nodes used by the processings on coordinate axes, nodes included in the nodes and adjacent to each other in coordinate axis directions on the coordinate axes being coupled to each other, identifies a number of unused nodes on the coordinate axes at a time when the execution of a processing ends before an end time of the processing, and determines, based on the number and the list, a processing, a start time of which is to be advanced, from the processings at a time when the execution of the one of the processings ends before the end time of the one of the processings.. .
Fujitsu Limited

new patent

Security design for a wake up frame

Methods and systems for waking up an electronic device having a wake-up receiver circuit. A signal is transmitted, carrying a wake-up frame (wuf) including a protocol data unit (pdu).

new patent

Short message service security for zero touch deployments

Presented herein are techniques for enabling the zero touch deployment of devices having an integrated wireless wide area network (wwan) interface. In one example, a method includes initializing a device with a wwan interface such that the device attaches to a wwan, receiving, via the wwan interface of the device, a data message that includes encrypted bootstrap configuration information, obtaining a key stored in a subscriber identification module (sim) card of the wwan interface, decrypting the encrypted bootstrap configuration information using the key, establishing communication with a remote server using the bootstrap configuration information and obtaining configuration data from the remote server, and performing self-configuration of the device using the configuration data..
Cisco Technology, Inc.

new patent

Configuring functional capabilities of a computer system

Provided is a method for configuring the functional capabilities of a computer system. The computer system may include a persistent memory and a replaceable functional unit.
International Business Machines Corporation

new patent

Determining structural information about software development projects

A computer-implemented method comprises identifying a software development project profile and identifying one or more project activity data artefacts associated with the software development project profile. The computer-implemented method further comprises determining one or more structured project activity data artefacts based on the one or more project activity data artefacts and determining one or more structural mapping conclusions based on the one or more structured project activity data artefacts.
International Business Machines Corporation

new patent

Source code transfer control method, computer program therefor, and recording medium therefor

Disclosed is a source code transfer control method, a computer program therefor, and a recording medium therefor. The source code transfer control method is a method executed in a configuration management system interworking with a static analyzer server.
Fasoo. Com Co., Ltd

new patent

Overriding a migrated method in an updated type

Overriding a migrated method in an updated type is described. Instructions to invoke a particular method, in a sub-type, that overrides a migrated method, in a super-type, are identified.
Oracle International Corporation

new patent

Updating firmware at enterprise devices

An enterprise server selectively controls the ability of enterprise devices to install firmware updates. In some examples, the enterprise server identifies a subset of enterprise devices designated as alpha devices for testing functionality of newly installed firmware updates prior to installation at the remaining non-alpha devices, the alpha devices being configured to apply a first firmware update policy that enables installation of firmware updates.
Blackberry Limited

new patent

Automated device memory clean up mechanism

A memory clean up mechanism may dynamically calculate the amount of free memory required and then identify a list of unused applications that may be automatically deleted to reach the required free memory.. .
At&t Mobility Ii Llc

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Post-install application interaction

Methods, systems, and apparatus include computer programs encoded on a computer-readable storage medium, including a method for providing content. Data specifying a post-install activity is received from a provider of an application.
Google Inc.

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Accelerated content analytics based on a hierarchical data-flow-graph representation

A system and method to hardware-accelerate finite state transducer libraries and their compilation toolchains. In an embodiment, a computer-implemented method for partitioning an uima-pear file into software-based and hardware-accelerated components may comprise creating a data-flow graph representation of the uima-pear-file, flattening hierarchies of the data-flow graph representation, and selecting the components to be hardware accelerated from the flattened hierarchies of the data-flow graph representation based on data dependencies of data types produced and consumed by each component of the flattened data-flow graph..
International Business Machines Corporation

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Communication system and relay device

Each of a plurality of servers may transmit first server identification information identifying the first server to the relay device. An terminal may transmit first access target information to a relay device.
Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

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Choosing a leader in a replicated memory system

An approach is provided in which a replicated memory system replicates a set of data between multiple replicas, whereby each of the replicas includes a sequence update number corresponding to an update state of its respective set of data. At least one of the replicas identifies a number of replicas to which it connects and, in turn, the replicas select one of replicas as a leader replica based at least on the selected leader replica's sequence update number and the number of replicas to which the selected leader connects..
International Business Machines Corporation

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Evaluation of risk of data loss and backup procedures

Systems, devices and methods for the assessment and mitigation of risk associated with the potential loss of data stored by an ihs (information handling system). The risk assessment incorporates contextual and behavioral data provided by the ihs where the data describes file operations by the ihs, the physical use of the ihs, system information that describes the platform of the ihs and hardware installed on the ihs and data backup procedures implemented by the ihs.
Dell Products, L.p.

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Updating storage migration rates

A computer-implemented method includes identifying a storage migration. The storage migration is associated with a storage area network.
International Business Machines Corporation

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Memory request arbitration

In an example, a method of arbitrating memory requests may include tagging a first batch of memory requests with first metadata identifying that the first batch of memory requests originates from a first group of threads. The method may include tagging a second batch of memory requests with second metadata identifying that the second batch of memory requests originates from the first group of threads.
Qualcomm Incorporated

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Method of operating storage device and operating data processing system including the device

A method of operating a data storage device which includes a first memory device, a second memory device, and a memory device storing a translation map is provided. The method includes receiving either a first identifier (id) or a second id and a virtual address from a host, selecting one of a first physical address and a second physical address from the translation map using either the first id or the second id and the virtual address, and reading data from one of the first memory device and the second memory device using the selected physical address and transmitting the data to the host.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

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Memory device, memory system including the same and operation the memory system

A memory system includes: a first memory device including a first internal voltage generation circuit; and a second memory device including a second internal voltage generation circuit, wherein the first memory device and the second memory device receive an identical chip enable signal, and when the chip enable signal is disabled, the first internal voltage generation circuit a no the second internal voltage generation circuit are controlled in a standby mode, and when the chip enable signal is enabled, the first internal voltage generation circuit and the second internal voltage generation circuit are independently controlled to have one mode between a weak active mode and a strong active mode.. .
Sk Hynix Inc.

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Real time painting of a video stream

Systems, devices, media, and methods are presented for generating graphical representations within frames of a video stream in real time. The systems and methods receive a frames depicting a portion of a face, identify user input, identify positions on the portion of the face corresponding to the user input.
Snapchat, Inc.

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Controlling a computer system using epidermal electronic devices

Control of a computer system using epidermal electronic devices. Movement of a first epidermal electronic device (eed) relative to a second eed is detected based on electronic signals of the first and second eeds, the first eed being associated with a first portion of a user's body and the second eed being associated with a second portion of the user's body.
International Business Machines Corporation

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Electronic device having touchscreen and input processing method thereof

A method is provided for operating an electronic device. The method includes displaying gui items; receiving a first touch input in respect to a first gui; receiving a second touch input in respect to a second gui; storing first information about a first external input object and a first drawing attribute, corresponding to the first gui, associated with the first external input object in response to the first touch input; storing second information about a second external input object associated with a second drawing attribute, corresponding to the second gui, in response to the second touch input; receiving a third touch input; determining whether the third touch input is input using the first external input object or the second external input object; identifying a drawing attribute for the third touch input from the stored information, based on the determination; and applying the identified drawing attribute to the third touch input..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

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Coordinate detecting apparatus

A coordinate detecting apparatus includes a plurality of light-receiving sensors and a controller. The plurality of light-receiving sensors detect light emitted from a light-emitting member in a detection area.
Ricoh Company, Ltd.

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Touch determination with improved detection of weak interactions

Touch sensitivity is enabled using a touch system that comprises a panel configured to conduct signals along detection lines across a touch surface. A signal processor obtains observed values for the detection lines, and identifies an interaction pattern on the touch surface as a solution to a function that comprises an aggregation of differences, for each detection line, between the observed value and a projected value, which is given by a projection function that defines a functional relation between the interaction pattern and the projected value for each detection line.
Flatfrog Laboratories Ab

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Image processing device, object selection method and program

There is provided an image processing device including: a data storage unit that stores object identification data for identifying an object operable by a user and feature data indicating a feature of appearance of each object; an environment map storage unit that stores an environment map representing a position of one or more objects existing in a real space and generated based on an input image obtained by imaging the real space using an imaging device and the feature data stored in the data storage unit; and a selecting unit that selects at least one object recognized as being operable based on the object identification data, out of the objects included in the environment map stored in the environment map storage unit, as a candidate object being a possible operation target by a user.. .
Sony Corporation





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