Popular terms

Elective topics
Hinge Mechanism
Control Unit
Portable Computer
Accommodation
Transceiver
Encapsulation
Diesel Oxidation Catalyst
Exhaust Gas
Diesel Particulate Filter
Downstream
Selective Catalytic Reduction
Catalytic Reduction
Refrigerant
Hydrofluoroolefin
Adsorption

Follow us on Twitter
twitter icon@FreshPatents

Web & Computing
Cloud Computing
Ecommerce
Search patents
Smartphone patents
Social Media patents
Video patents
Website patents
Web Server
Android patents
Copyright patents
Database patents
Programming patents
Wearable Computing
Webcam patents

Web Companies
Apple patents
Google patents
Adobe patents
Ebay patents
Oracle patents
Yahoo patents

[SEARCH]

Elective patents



      
           
This page is updated frequently with new Elective-related patent applications.



Date/App# patent app List of recent Elective-related patents
02/04/16
20160037678 
 Information handling system thermal control with adaptive non-rotational cooling devices patent thumbnailnew patent Information handling system thermal control with adaptive non-rotational cooling devices
A tablet information handling system manages thermal conditions with selective installation of either a wireless wide area network interface card or an air moving device in an internal communication link card slot, such as an m.2 card slot. If an air moving device is installed, then greater thermal demands may be managed at the tablet information handling system, such as greater cpu clock speeds for a given cpu, internal housing or skin temperature.
Dell Products L.p.


02/04/16
20160037664 
 Battery powered trainable remote garage door opener module patent thumbnailnew patent Battery powered trainable remote garage door opener module
A remote garage door opener module for after-market assembly into a vehicle for transmitting signals to a garage door opener includes a bezel positionable against a headliner of the vehicle along an interior surface thereof in a position over a hole in the headliner. The module further includes a housing enclosing a power source and electronic circuitry for transmitting the signals.
Gentex Corporation


02/04/16
20160037612 
 Adaptive optical distribution system patent thumbnailnew patent Adaptive optical distribution system
Embodiments of the invention include a luminaire that includes a plurality of different light engines. Light engines having different light distributions can be included in a single luminaire and a subset of the light engines selectively driven to dynamically change the light distribution of the luminaire.
Abl Ip Holding Llc


02/04/16
20160037553 
 Low latency wlan medium access patent thumbnailnew patent Low latency wlan medium access
A method and apparatus for managing access to a wireless medium by one or more stations (stas) in a wireless network. A device determines a first transmit opportunity for a first sta of the one or more stas in the wireless network.
Qualcomm Incorporated


02/04/16
20160037487 
 Broadcast signal transmitter, broadcast signal receiver, and  transceiving broadcast signals in broadcast signal transceivers patent thumbnailnew patent Broadcast signal transmitter, broadcast signal receiver, and transceiving broadcast signals in broadcast signal transceivers
A broadcast signal receiver according to the present invention comprises: a demodulator for performing ofdm demodulation on a received broadcast signal including a frame for the delivery of a broadcast service: a frame demapper for outputting the frame, the frame including a preamble that contains first signaling information, and a plurality of link-layer-pipes (llps) that contain plp data, second signaling information and third signaling information, with the plp data including a base layer and an enhancement layer of the broadcast service; and a decoder for decoding the first signaling information, for decoding the second and third signaling information, and for selectively decoding the plp data by using the third signaling information.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.


02/04/16
20160037360 
 Wireless sensor base station with coexistence of multiple homogeneous radios patent thumbnailnew patent Wireless sensor base station with coexistence of multiple homogeneous radios
Techniques are disclosed for reducing interference, in a network device, among multiple radio circuits operating in a same or similar frequency band and in close physical proximity. In some embodiments, a network device includes a first and a second wireless network circuit.
Netgear, Inc.


02/04/16
20160037339 
 Subscriber identity module control in a  portable communication device patent thumbnailnew patent Subscriber identity module control in a portable communication device
A communication device includes a communication circuit, one or more processors operable with the communication circuit, one or more memory devices, operable with the one or more processors, a user interface, operable with the one or more processors, and a receiver to receive a subscriber identification module to enable at least some communication by the communication circuit. A locking mechanism, operable with the receiver and responsive to the one or more processors, can selectively physically retain the subscriber identity module within the receiver..
Google Technology Holdings Llc


02/04/16
20160037326 
 Negotiating different mobile ip delivery styles patent thumbnailnew patent Negotiating different mobile ip delivery styles
The present invention provides a system and method to selectively negotiate different delivery styles for different types of packets sent from the mobile node to the foreign agent, which will allow the mobile node to negotiate a delivery style that will permit the foreign agent to transmit certain selected outbound traffic directly without reverse tunneling that traffic back to the home network. Specifically, the present invention allows the foreign agent to distinguish between certain types of bc/mc packets that are designated to be processed and routed to their destinations by the foreign network directly, as opposed to reverse tunneling the outbound traffic from the foreign agent back to the home agent on the home network.
Apple Inc.


02/04/16
20160037255 
 Beamforming in varying sound pressure level patent thumbnailnew patent Beamforming in varying sound pressure level
A method that uses a microphone array for spatially selective sound pickup during an audio-video recording session is described. An audio signal for the audio-video recording session is generated using a beamforming process from the microphone array in accordance with a sound pickup directivity pattern.
Apple Inc.


02/04/16
20160037248 
 Wireless headset having ear hook patent thumbnailnew patent Wireless headset having ear hook
A wireless headset having ear hook includes a device body, a speaker, an electrical charger, a charger cover, and an ear hook. The speaker is coupled to the device body.
Dexin Corporation


02/04/16
20160037224 
new patent

Content discovery and playback in a network environment


A processing resource detects that a subscriber entity subscribes to at least a first content service provider and a second content service provider. The processing resource receives a first message indicating content available to the subscriber entity for selective retrieval from the first content service provider.
Time Warner Cable Enterprises Llc


02/04/16
20160037186 
new patent

Method and video system for freeze-frame detection


A method for detecting a freeze-frame condition comprises receiving a sequence of images from at least one digital device; selectively encoding a first subset of the sequence of images using a first coding scheme that causes an adjustment to an image characteristic of the selected images being encoded; selectively encoding a second subset of the sequence of images using a second coding scheme; storing the first encoded subset and second encoded subset; retrieving the stored first encoded subset and second encoded subset; selectively decoding the first subset of the selected images using the first coding scheme and selectively decoding the second subset of the selected images using the second coding scheme to re-create the sequence of images. A freeze-frame condition in the re-created sequence of images is identifiable based on a plurality of decoded images being different with respect to the image characteristic across multiple decoded image frames..
Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.


02/04/16
20160037116 
new patent

Photoelectric conversion apparatus and photoelectric conversion system


A photoelectric conversion apparatus including a plurality of photoelectric conversion units each of which includes a first electrode, a second electrode, a photoelectric conversion layer which accumulates signal charges and which is disposed between the first and second electrodes, and an insulating layer disposed between the photoelectric conversion layer and the second electrode, an amplification unit configured to receive optical signals and output signals each based on one of the optical signals, each of the optical signals being based on one of the signal charges, each of the signal charges being accumulated in one of the plurality of photoelectric conversion units, and a capacitive element having a first node and a second node, the first node being connected to the second electrodes of the plurality of photoelectric conversion units and the amplification unit and the second node selectively receiving each one of a plurality of potentials having different values.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


02/04/16
20160036926 
new patent

Resource management for stream reservations


Embodiments are disclosed for networked computing devices and methods of managing talker and listener attributes in a network. In some embodiments, a computing device comprises a networking device that receives and propagates data streams and information relating to the data streams to other devices in a network and a processor.
Harman International Industries, Incorporated


02/04/16
20160036908 
new patent

Adaptive advertisement by host devices and discovery by embedded devices


The disclosure relates to adaptive advertisements that embedded devices may discover and use to connect to host devices. In particular, host devices may generally transmit multiple advertisements to signal a willingness to host one or more embedded devices, which may selectively process the advertisements to adaptively attach to a particular host device according to properties associated with the host device and/or requirements associated with the embedded devices.
Qualcomm Incorporated


02/04/16
20160036883 
new patent

Systems and methods for selective transport accelerator operation


Systems and methods which are adapted to provide selective transport accelerator operation are disclosed. In operation according to embodiments, one or more functions of transport accelerator operation is selectively bypassed or not based upon particular criteria.
Qualcomm Incorporated


02/04/16
20160036831 
new patent

Web redirection for content filtering


This specification generally relates to using redirect messages to implement content filtering. One example method includes determining that access to a network resource should be redirected based at least in part on access behavior associated with the network resource; receiving from a client a first request for the network resource, the first request including an original location of the network resource; sending a redirect response to the client including a modified location for the network resource different than the original location; receiving a second request for the network resource from the client including the modified location; retrieving the network resource from the original location; performing at least one action on the retrieved network resource; and selectively sending the retrieved network resource to the client based at least in part on a result associated with the at least one action..
Iboss, Inc.


02/04/16
20160036819 
new patent

On-boarding a device to a secure local network


In an embodiment, a control device that is configured to onboard a target device to a secure local network by discovering a set of devices over a bootstrapping interface, establishing a bootstrap connection to at least one device from the set of devices in response to the discovery without authorizing the at least one device to access the secure local network, instructing the at least one device via the bootstrap connection to activate an observable function that is configured to be observable to one or more observation entities that are separate from the control device and are in proximity to the at least one device, determining whether an operator of the control device verifies that the observable function has been successfully detected as performed by the target device and selectively authorizing the at least one device to access the secure local network based on the determination.. .
Qualcomm Incorporated


02/04/16
20160036818 
new patent

System and providing selective access to a redirected device


In one embodiment, a method includes, by a computing device, receiving identifiers of one or more sessions, users, or groups selected to have access to a particular redirected device. The computing device stores the identifiers in a database, receives a request associated with a session, user, or group to access the particular redirected device, and determines whether an identifier for the session, user, or group associated with the request is stored in the database.
Dell Products L.p.


02/04/16
20160036763 
new patent

Selective proxying in domain name systems


Systems and methods for processing requests for domain name information in accordance with subscriber information are provided. A request for domain name information can be correlated with subscriber preferences to resolve the domain name information.
Opendns, Inc.


02/04/16
20160036649 
new patent

Method, system and establishing and monitoring sessions with clients over a communication network


Systems and methods provide real-time communication between website operators and website visitors including monitoring, gathering, managing and sharing of information. The features include: simultaneous chatting with system's website visitor while responding/submitting tickets/emails and searching through company knowledge base; operator communicating message to another operator directly in active chat session, while message remains hidden to visitors/customers; displaying advertising messages to visitors/customers within chat window during active chat sessions; growing knowledge base by adding information into knowledge base during chat session; providing real-time access to system's website visitor information by seeing the content of visitor's shopping cart or by passing information from system's server into visitor's information located in operator's panel; creating and branding multiple chat windows and selectively linking all or some to the account; tagging and grouping each chat sessions; parent-child ticketing for project management; lead scoring; and mobile live chatting..
Livehelpnow, Llc


02/04/16
20160036633 
new patent

Relay configuration systems and methods


Disclosed herein are a variety of systems and methods that may be utilized to facilitate the configuration of intelligent electronic devices (ied) and other devices. In one embodiment, a configurable ied may be able to perform a plurality of features.
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.


02/04/16
20160036603 
new patent

Media conveying


A method and apparatus are disclosed for conveying at least one item of media. The apparatus includes a user interface comprising a media port and a user display.
Ncr Corporation


02/04/16
20160036553 
new patent

Node apparatus


The present invention provides a node apparatus, where two n×n wavelength selective switches are used to form a parallel-connected structure, and two ends of each power splitter are separately connected to input ends of the n×n wavelength selective switches, and two ends of each power combiner are separately connected to output ends of the n×n wavelength selective switches, thereby transferring route switching selection work originally performed between multiple 1×m wavelength selective switches to the inside of the n×n wavelength selective switch for implementation. Compared with an original structure using discrete components, the node apparatus is simplified, and when a traffic volume expands, the number of module slots on a line side does not need to be increased, thereby reducing usage costs eventually.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160036549 
new patent

Reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexor and optical switching node


A colorless, directionless roadm includes a pair of contentioned add and drop wavelength-selective optical switches, an input wavelength-selective optical switch having one input port, and an output wavelength-selective optical switch having one output port. Unintended input-to-output port couplings, which appear in the “contentioned” add and drop switches, can be mitigated by the input and output wavelength-selective optical switches carrying the through traffic..
Lumentum Operations Llc


02/04/16
20160036460 
new patent

A frequency selective circuit configured to convert an analog input signal to a digital output signal


A frequency selective circuit configured to convert an analog input signal to a digital output signal comprises an analog-to-digital converter (44) to generate the digital output signal of the circuit based on an analog input signal to the analog-to-digital converter (44); a digital-to-analog converter (46, 47) to generate an analog feedback signal based on the digital output signal from the analog-to-digital converter (44), and an analog filter arranged to generate the analog input signal to the analog-to-digital converter based on the analog feedback signal and an analog input signal to the circuit. The analog filter comprises at least two integrators (41, 42) in series, each having a feedback path comprising the analog-to-digital converter (44) in cascade with a digital-to-analog converter (46, 47), so that the overall noise transfer function of the circuit has at least two zeros in addition to zeros in the noise transfer function of the analog-to-digital converter..
Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)


02/04/16
20160036449 
new patent

Signal generator and controlling method thereof


There is provided a signal generator including: a signal data transmitter selectively transmitting sample data obtained by sampling a reference signal at a predetermined frequency or a preset peak value, based on a variation section of the reference signal; and a signal outputter converting the sample data or the peak value transmitted from the signal data transmitter into an analog form and outputting an output signal having a target frequency.. .
Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160036447 
new patent

Reconfigurable logic device


[solution] a reconfigurable logic device for forming a plurality of logic circuits in accordance with configuration data information. Each of the multi-lookup table units includes: a configuration memory that stores configuration data; data input lines; data output lines; and a reconfigurable logic multiplexer that, in response to the configuration data, selectively links data inputted to the data input lines to data outputted to the data output lines, and/or outputs, to the data output lines, data obtained by performing a logical operation on data pertaining to the inputted data.

02/04/16
20160036442 
new patent

Level shifting apparatus and using the same


A level shifting apparatus includes a first capacitor, a first side of the first capacitor configured to receive a first voltage. The level shifting apparatus further includes an edge detector configured to receive the first voltage.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.


02/04/16
20160036424 
new patent

Power efficient multiplexer


A power efficient multiplexer. In accordance with a first embodiment, a power efficient multiplexer comprises a transmission gate structure for selectively passing one of a plurality of input signals and a stacked inverter circuit for inverting the one of a plurality of input signals.
Intellectual Ventures Holding 81 Llc


02/04/16
20160036398 
new patent

Voltage mode power combiner for radio frequency linear power amplifier


A radio frequency (rf) power combining amplifier circuit has a circuit input and a circuit output. A first amplifier is connected to the circuit input and to a first bias input.
Rfaxis, Inc.


02/04/16
20160036338 
new patent

Systems and methods for single active bridge converters


A single active bridge converter is provided. The single active bridge converter includes a transformer including a primary winding and a secondary winding, a primary side circuit electrically coupled to the primary winding and including an h bridge circuit, and a secondary side circuit electrically coupled to the secondary winding, the secondary side circuit including a switch configured to selectively short the transformer secondary winding..
General Electric Company


02/04/16
20160036323 
new patent

Three port dc-dc converter


A three port dc-dc converter connectable to multiple energy sources and loads to allocate power therebetween is disclosed. The three port dc-dc converter includes an arrangement of switching devices consisting of a first switching device, a second switching device, and a third switching device.
General Electric Company


02/04/16
20160036073 
new patent

Humidifier for fuel cell and fuel cell system comprising the same


A humidifier for a fuel cell is provided. The humidifier is configured to humidify discharged gas from a cathode of the fuel cell and dry air supplied via an air compressor using membrane, and supply humidified air to the cathode.
Hyundai Motor Company


02/04/16
20160036065 
new patent

Core-shell structured electrocatalysts for fuel cells and production method thereof


Disclosed is a method for producing a core-shell structured electrocatalyst for a fuel cell. The method includes uniformly supporting nano-sized core particles on a support to obtain a core support, and selectively forming a shell layer only on the surface of the core particles of the core support.
Korea Institute Of Science And Technology


02/04/16
20160035892 
new patent

Dislocation stress memorization technique (dsmt) on epitaxial channel devices


The present disclosure relates to method of forming a transistor device having epitaxial source and drain regions with dislocation stress memorization (dsm) regions that provide stress to an epitaxial channel region, and an associated device. The method forms a first dislocation stress memorization (dsm) region and a second dsm region having stressed lattices within a substrate.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160035876 
new patent

Fin end spacer for preventing merger of raised active regions


After formation of gate structures over semiconductor fins and prior to formation of raised active regions, a directional ion beam is employed to form a dielectric material portion on end walls of semiconductor fins that are perpendicular to the lengthwise direction of the semiconductor fins. The angle of the directional ion beam is selected to be with a vertical plane including the lengthwise direction of the semiconductor fins, thereby avoiding formation of the dielectric material portion on lengthwise sidewalls of the semiconductor fins.
International Business Machines Corporation


02/04/16
20160035875 
new patent

Fin end spacer for preventing merger of raised active regions


After formation of gate structures over semiconductor fins and prior to formation of raised active regions, a directional ion beam is employed to form a dielectric material portion on end walls of semiconductor fins that are perpendicular to the lengthwise direction of the semiconductor fins. The angle of the directional ion beam is selected to be with a vertical plane including the lengthwise direction of the semiconductor fins, thereby avoiding formation of the dielectric material portion on lengthwise sidewalls of the semiconductor fins.
International Business Machines Corporation


02/04/16
20160035873 
new patent

Finfet with stressors


A fin type transistor includes a dielectric layer on a substrate surface which serves to isolate the gate of the transistor from the substrate. The dielectric layer includes a non-selectively etched surface to produce top portions of fin structures which have reduced height variations across the wafer.
Globalfoundries Singapore Pte. Ltd.


02/04/16
20160035868 
new patent

Semiconductor device and semiconductor device manufacturing method


A semiconductor device and manufacturing method achieve miniaturization, prevent rise in threshold voltage and on-state voltage, and prevent decrease in breakdown resistance. N+-type emitter region and p++-type contact region are repeatedly alternately disposed in a first direction in which a trench extends in stripe form in a mesa portion sandwiched between trench gates.
Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160035864 
new patent

Fin end spacer for preventing merger of raised active regions


After formation of gate structures over semiconductor fins and prior to formation of raised active regions, a directional ion beam is employed to form a dielectric material portion on end walls of semiconductor fins that are perpendicular to the lengthwise direction of the semiconductor fins. The angle of the directional ion beam is selected to be with a vertical plane including the lengthwise direction of the semiconductor fins, thereby avoiding formation of the dielectric material portion on lengthwise sidewalls of the semiconductor fins.
International Business Machines Corporation


02/04/16
20160035630 
new patent

Methods of forming transistors with retrograde wells in cmos applications and the resulting device structures


One illustrative method disclosed herein includes performing a first plurality of epitaxial deposition processes to form a first plurality of semiconductor materials selectively above the n-active region while masking the p-active region, performing a second plurality of epitaxial deposition processes to form a second plurality of semiconductor materials selectively above the p-active region while masking the n-active region, forming an n-type transistor in and above the n-active region and forming a p-type transistor in and above the p-active region.. .
Globalfoundries Inc.


02/04/16
20160035626 
new patent

Stressed channel bulk fin field effect transistor


Effective transfer of stress to a channel of a fin field effect transistor is provided by forming stress-generating active semiconductor regions that function as a source region and a drain region on a top surface of a single crystalline semiconductor layer. A dielectric material layer is formed on a top surface of the semiconductor layer between semiconductor fins.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


02/04/16
20160035614 
new patent

Integrated bit-line airgap formation and gate stack post clean


Methods of forming flash memory cells are described which incorporate air gaps for improved performance. The methods are useful for so-called “2-d flat cell” flash architectures.
Applied Materials, Inc.


02/04/16
20160035581 
new patent

Microelectronic etching a layer


A microelectronic method for etching a layer to be etched, including: modifying the layer to be etched from a surface of the layer to be etched and over a depth corresponding to at least a portion of thickness of the layer to be etched to form a film, with the modifying including implanting light ions into the layer to be etched; and removing the film includes a selective etching of the film relative to at least one layer underlying the film.. .
Universite Joseph Fourier


02/04/16
20160035580 
new patent

Compositions and methods for the selective removal of silicon nitride


Compositions useful for the selective removal of silicon nitride materials relative to polysilicon, silicon oxide materials and/or silicide materials from a microelectronic device having same thereon. The removal compositions include fluorosilicic acid, silicic acid, and at least one organic solvent.
Advanced Technology Materials, Inc.


02/04/16
20160035570 
new patent

Method for masking a surface comprising silicon oxide


A method for masking a surface, in particular a surface having silicon oxide, aluminum or silicon, includes providing a substrate having a surface to be masked, in particular having a surface having silicon oxide, aluminum or silicon; and producing a defined masking pattern by locally selective forming of colloidal silicon oxide on the surface. The method allows for the creating of an extremely stable masking in a simple and cost-effective manner, in contrast to a plurality of etching media, in particular in contrast to hydrofluoric acid, in order to thus create extremely accurate and defined structures such as by an etching process..
Robert Bosch Gmbh


02/04/16
20160035453 
new patent

Composite core for electrical transmission cables


A composite core for use in electrical cables, such as high voltage transmission cables is provided. The composite core contains at least one rod that includes a continuous fiber component surrounded by a capping layer.
Ticona Llc


02/04/16
20160035407 
new patent

Dynamic random access memory and boosted voltage producer therefor


A dynamic random access memory (dram) is selectively operable in a sleep mode and another mode. The dram has data storage cells that are refreshed in the refresh mode.
Conversant Intellectual Property Management Inc.


02/04/16
20160035287 
new patent

Systems and methods for compensating parasitic couplings in display panels


A display panel includes multiple pixel elements for composing an image and a control circuit for accessing each pixel element. The control circuit includes a data line for conducting a luminance signal and a selection line for conducting a selection signal.
Texas Instruments Incorporated


02/04/16
20160035262 
new patent

Emission driver and display device including the same


An emission driver and a display device having the same are disclosed. In one aspect, the emission driver includes a plurality of stages each configured to output an emission control signal, wherein each of the stages includes first and second driving blocks and a buffer block.
Samsung Display Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160035168 
new patent

Multi-circular-track ball-drawing device


A multi-circular-track ball-drawing device includes at least two vertically adjacent circular ball-delivering units that are such arranged that directions thereof include an angle of 90°. Each of the circular ball-delivering units has transparent upper and lower semicircular housings.

02/04/16
20160035166 
new patent

Locker system using barcoded wristbands


A locker system includes one or more banks of electronic lockers. Each locker has a door lock that releasably retains the door in the closed position.
Smarte Carte, Inc.


02/04/16
20160035066 
new patent

Method and image color enhancement


There is provided a method and apparatus for image color enhancement, wherein the method comprises the following steps: s1, collecting color components of an image, converting the color components from a rgb space into a hsv space, and obtaining parameters in the hsv space as hue, saturation, and value respectively; s2, performing gain operations selectively on the saturation and the value by judging the saturation in the hsv space; s3, converting the obtained parameters in the hsv space back into the rgb space. In the above method for image color enhancement, after the color components are converted into the hsv space, firstly, the saturation value is judged, and the gain operations are performed selectively by utilizing the gain function according to the judgment result..
Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160035048 
new patent

Collaborative performing wellsite tasks


A collaborative system and method for performing wellsite tasks for performing oilfield operations is provided. The system includes a universal bank to store wellsite materials and wellsite instructions, a tag to identify the new wellsite materials, a mobile unit carried by an operator at the wellsite, and a universal bank.
Schlumberger Technology Corporation


02/04/16
20160034974 
new patent

Method, a system and a mobile app for providing an influencer with an offer to endorse a brand's product or service


An advertising system for providing an influencer with an offer to endorse a brand's product or service is also disclosed. The advertising system is selectively in operative communication with one or more influencers and one or more brands.

02/04/16
20160034960 
new patent

Systems and methods for serving content to merchandising communication systems


Described herein are systems and methods configured for serving content to one or more merchandising communication systems. A merchandising communication system may be included at a retail environment and/or other locations.
Internet Connectivity Group, Inc.


02/04/16
20160034959 
new patent

Systems and methods for serving content to merchandising communication systems based on external events


Described herein are systems and methods configured for serving content to one or more merchandising communication systems based on one or more external events. A merchandising communication system may be included at a retail environment and/or other locations.
Internet Connectivity Group, Inc.


02/04/16
20160034946 
new patent

System and providing and managing third party content with call functionality


Systems and methods for implementing an online content item campaign with selective call functionality can include a processor determining a rendering frequency of instances of a third-party content item for rendering with a call icon, based on a resource of the third-party content provider. The processor can provide a first instance of the content item for rendering with the call icon in accordance with the rendering frequency of instances.
Google Inc.


02/04/16
20160034935 
new patent

Method and a system for automatically selecting an influencer suitable for endorsing a brand's product or service


An advertising system for automatically selecting an influencer suitable for endorsing a brand's product or service is also disclosed. The advertising system is selectively in operative communication with one or more influencers and one or more brands.

02/04/16
20160034897 
new patent

Automated fraud detection


Transaction information for a card transaction is automatically and selectively rendered to a screen of a display presented to a user. The user can edit zero or more operators and selected values provided in the screen and save any such edits.
Ncr Corporation


02/04/16
20160034767 
new patent

Selective object detection


Video analytics is used to track an object of interest represented in video data representing the field of view of a scene observed by a video camera. A multidimensional virtual beam is used to detect whether the tracked object of interest is continually present in a detection zone within the field view of the scene.
Avo Usa Holding 2 Corporation


02/04/16
20160034752 
new patent

Handwriting input system and handwriting input method


A handwriting input system includes a handwriting pen, a handwriting plate and a processing unit. The handwriting pen includes a pen body, a first sensing unit and a first communication unit.
Qisda Corporation


02/04/16
20160034707 
new patent

Method and device for encrypting or decrypting content


A wearable device includes a user information obtainer configured to obtain user information, a controller configured to selectively generate, in response to a user being authenticated based on the user information, an encryption key for encryption of content of an external device; and a communicator configured to transmit the encryption key to the external device.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160034641 
new patent

Network-based providing patient subscription status


Networks and methods include or use a computer hardware processor to manage healthcare information between healthcare information providers and subscribers. Subscriber and provider requests are used in the networks and methods to provide only responsive content to subscribers and providers.
Audacious Inquiry


02/04/16
20160034528 
new patent

Co-processor-based array-oriented database processing


A technique includes receiving a user input in an array-oriented database. The user input indicates a database operation and processing a plurality of chunks of data stored by the database to perform the operation.
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.


02/04/16
20160034487 
new patent

Selective fragmentation repair


Selective repair of fragmentation in a synthetic backup, based at least in part on a dynamically-determined repair criteria, is disclosed. In various embodiments, a locality measure is computed with respect to a group of segments comprising a portion of a file.
Emc Corporation


02/04/16
20160034370 
new patent

Methods and systems for storing information that facilitates the reconstruction of at least some of the contents of a storage unit on a storage system


The failure of a storage unit in a storage array of a storage system may render the storage unit unresponsive to any requests. Any writes to the storage system that occur during the failure of the storage unit will not be reflected on the failed unit, rendering some of the failed unit's data stale.
Nimble Storage, Inc.


02/04/16
20160034348 
new patent

Semiconductor memory device having selective ecc function


A semiconductor memory device having a selective error correction code (ecc) function is provided. The semiconductor memory device divides a memory cell array into blocks according to data retention characteristics of memory cells.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160034209 
new patent


The failure of a storage unit in a storage array of a storage system may render the storage unit unresponsive to any requests. Any writes to the storage system that occur during the failure of the storage unit will not be reflected on the failed unit, rendering some of the failed unit's data stale.
Nimble Storage, Inc.


02/04/16
20160034164 
new patent

Method and a visual tool to selectively modify variables


A control circuit presents, via one or more displays, one or more analytical results as correspond to currently-selected values for two or more variables. That control circuit additionally forms and presents, via at least one such display, a virtual tool for each of the at least two variables, such that a user can selectively vary the variables by movement of the corresponding virtual tool.
Wal-mart Stores, Inc.


02/04/16
20160033980 
new patent

On-load tap-changer for dry transformers and dry transformer


An on-load tap-changer for dry transformers, having an electric insulating hollow casing extending around a virtual axis, wherein several electric contact sections are foreseen along a path on the inner surface of the hollow casing, which are electrically joined through the wall of the hollow casing and a selector contact in the inner of the cylinder which is moveable along the path and that's outer end is selectively connectable with one of the contact sections by a respective movement. Respective cables are foreseen to electrically connect the contact sections from the radial outer side of the hollow casing, wherein at least some of the cables have a respective surrounding outer insulation at least at their respective connected end..
Abb Technology Ag


02/04/16
20160033979 
new patent

Power sharing solid-state relay


A solid-state switch, comprising at least one switch controller. At least one switch having a first terminal coupled to a power source, a second terminal coupled to the power source and a control terminal coupled to the switch controller and configured to selectively conduct and block current flow from the first terminal to the second terminal.
Triune Ip, Llc


02/04/16
20160033854 
new patent

Projector light source and system, including configuration for display of 3d using passive viewing glasses


An imaging system using a spatial light modulator has first color laser light directed by a dichroic element to a rotating member. The rotating member includes phosphor segments that respond to illumination by the first color light to emit second and third color light along a first path to the dichroic element for output, and a light transmitting segment that passes the first color through the rotating member along a second path to the dichroic element for output.
Texas Instruments Incorporated


02/04/16
20160033837 
new patent

Controlled heating for electrochromic devices


An electrochromic device is structured to selectively heat one or more particular regions of a conductive layer of the electrochromic device. An electrical potential difference can be induced across the conductive layer to heat one or more layer regions.
Sage Electrochromics, Inc.


02/04/16
20160033779 
new patent

Optical measuring apparatus and stereoscopic display device


An optical measuring apparatus for measuring optical characteristics of a stereoscopic display device includes a test image supplier for generating a 3d test signal, a 3d display for displaying left-eye image and/or right-eye image based on the 3d test signal supplied from the test image supplier, a image selection member for selectively transmitting the left-eye image and right-eye image to be displayed on the 3d display, and a light measuring device for measuring intensity or color information of the image transmitted via the image selection member.. .
Lg Display Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160033766 
new patent

Directional optical receiver


An optical phased array (opa) receiver selectively detects, measures and differentiates between the amplitudes and directions of signals received from different directions. Because the opa changes the direction that it looks toward electronically and without the use of any mechanical movements, the opa is fast, has an enhanced sensitivity, and can be used in a wide variety applications, such as lens-free imaging systems.
California Institute Of Technology


02/04/16
20160033757 
new patent

Projector optimized for modulator diffraction effects


An optical system that includes a micro-mirror array optical modulator that can selectively modulate an incident light beam having a defined narrow spectral bandwidth to encode data thereon based on commands to an on-state or an off-state of a micro-mirror. The micro-mirror array optical modulator can redirect light by diffraction and reflection to provide an output modulated light beam that exhibits a diffraction handedness dependent described by an arrangement of diffraction orders that depend in part on the narrow spectral bandwidth of light incident thereupon.
Imax Europe Sa


02/04/16
20160033642 
new patent

Linear mode computational sensing ladar


Laser light pulsed to illuminate and reflect from at least one object is received at a digital micro-mirror device including an array of mirrors each of which may be selectively controlled to be oriented to either reflect incident light onto a detector or not. The detector outputs a signal representative of an amount of light sensed.
Raytheon Company


02/04/16
20160033632 
new patent

Mimo antenna with elevation detection


A multiple input multiple output (mimo) antenna for a radar system includes a receive antenna, a first transmit-antenna-arrangement, and a second transmit-antenna-arrangement. The receive-antenna is configured to detect radar-signals reflected by a target toward the receive-antenna.
Delphi Technologies, Inc.


02/04/16
20160033603 
new patent

Method and magnetic resonance system for detecting mr data


In a method and apparatus for detecting magnetic resonance (mr) data a slice is slice-selectively excited followed by irradiation of a refocusing pulse and activation of first and second phase encoding gradients, and a readout gradient, in order to read out mr data that are entered into a line of k-space. Mr data for further multiple lines of k-space are acquired without the first phase encoding gradient being activated again, and follow radiation of another refocusing pulse..
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft


02/04/16
20160033572 
new patent

Dual mode test access port method and apparatus


An integrated circuit has controller circuitry having coupled to a test clock and a test mode select inputs, and having state a register clock state output, a register capture state output, and a register update state output. Register circuitry has a test data in lead input, control inputs coupled to the state outputs of the controller circuitry, and a control output.
Texas Instruments Incorporated


02/04/16
20160033568 
new patent

Electronic device and detection method thereof


An electronic device and a detection method thereof for detecting an appliance are provided herein. The detection method includes: selectively providing a first test load to connect with the appliance or providing a first test signal to the appliance; detecting a first voltage/current value of the appliance when the appliance is connected with the first test load or when the appliance receives the first test signal; generating a first voltage/current signature data according to the first voltage/current value; and identifying a type of the appliance according to the first voltage/current signature data..
Metalligence Technology Corporation


02/04/16
20160033510 
new patent

Antibodies for the identification of pancreatic disorders


Levels of vegf-a, vegf-c and pge2 were measured in patient groups presenting with different types of pancreatic lesions. Pancreatic fluids that exhibited high levels of vegf-a and relative low levels of vegf-c correlated well with a diagnosis of serous cystadenoma.
Indiana University Research And Technology Corp.


02/04/16
20160033488 
new patent

Assay enhancement by selective deposition and binding on amplification structures


This disclosure provides, among other things, a method for enhancing detection of an analyte that is bound to a substrate comprising a signal amplification layer on a surface of the substrate, wherein the signal amplification layer comprises high-amplification regions and low-amplification regions, and the high-amplification regions amplify signals at said surface more than the low-amplification regions. The method comprises selectively masking the low-amplification regions of the substrate, thereby increasing the probability that an analyte will bind to a high-amplification region and be detected..
The Trustees Of Princeton University


02/04/16
20160033466 
new patent

Apparatus and the characterization of respirable aerosols


An apparatus for the characterization of respirable aerosols, including: a burn chamber configured to selectively contain a sample that is selectively heated to generate an aerosol; a heating assembly disposed within the burn chamber adjacent to the sample; and a sampling segment coupled to the burn chamber and configured to collect the aerosol such that it may be analyzed. The apparatus also includes an optional sight window disposed in a wall of the burn chamber such that the sample may be viewed during heating.
Consolidated Nuclear Security, Llc


02/04/16
20160033438 
new patent

Paper-based reference electrode and potentiometric ion sensing


Microfluidic, electrochemical devices are described. The microfluidic, electrochemical device may include a sample zone on a first porous, hydrophilic layer, a reference zone and a microfluidic channel, wherein the microfluidic channel provides for predominantly diffusive fluid communication between the sample zone and the reference zone; (therefore realizing a similar function of a reference electrode), a fluid-impermeable material that defines each of the sample zone, reference zone and microfluidic channel, a first electrode in fluid communication with the sample zone and a second electrode in fluid communication with the reference zone.
Regents Of The University Of Minnesota


02/04/16
20160033397 
new patent

Resonant optical transducers for in-situ gas detection


Configurations for in-situ gas detection are provided, and include miniaturized photonic devices, low-optical-loss, guided-wave structures and state-selective adsorption coatings. High quality factor semiconductor resonators have been demonstrated in different configurations, such as micro-disks, micro-rings, micro-toroids, and photonic crystals with the properties of very narrow nir transmission bands and sensitivity up to 10−9 (change in complex refractive index).
Lawrence Livermore National Security, Llc


02/04/16
20160033385 
new patent

Engine output soot diagnostic control system based on transient drive cycle detection


An internal combustion engine control system including an internal combustion engine including at least one cylinder configured to perform combustion of an air/fuel mixture therein during a drive cycle. An electronic engine control module is configured to selectively execute at least one soot-based diagnostic operation that diagnoses the internal combustion engine based on exhausted soot.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc


02/04/16
20160033281 
new patent

Updating intensities in a phd filter based on a sensor track id


In one embodiment, a method of tracking multiple objects with a probabilistic hypothesis density filter is provided. The method includes obtaining measurements corresponding to a first object with at least one sensor, the at least one sensor providing one or more first track ids for the measurements.
Honeywell International Inc.


02/04/16
20160033276 
new patent

Merging intensities in a phd filter based on a sensor track id


In one embodiment, a method of tracking multiple objects with a probabilistic hypothesis density filter is provided. The method includes generating a first intensity by combining a first one or more measurements, wherein a first set of track ids associated with the first intensity includes track ids corresponding to respective measurements in the first one or more measurements.
Honeywell International Inc.


02/04/16
20160033248 
new patent

Detonation command and control


The detonation of one or more explosive charges and propellant charges by a detonator in response to a fire control signal from a command and control system comprised of a command center and instrumentation center with a communications link therebetween. The fire control signal is selectively provided to the detonator from the instrumentation center if plural detonation control switches at the command center are in a fire authorization status, and instruments, and one or more interlocks, if included, are in a ready for firing status.
Los Alamos National Security, Llc


02/04/16
20160033233 
new patent

Fire-control system


A processor, for determining the adequate position of the reticle, based on the distance to the target, and for controlling the light source to emit light so that the reticle is visualized at the adequate position, wherein the light source is an array capable of selectively emitting light in well defined locations on its surface.. .

02/04/16
20160033223 
new patent

Firearm with magazine release lever


An ar-style firearm includes a specially designed lower receiver, a specially designed upper receiver mounted to the lower receiver, a pistol hand grip mounted to the lower receiver, a handguard mounted around a barrel, a specially designed magazine well formed in the lower receiver that is configured to receive an ak-47 magazine or similar magazine, and a specially designed, ambidextrous magazine release that holds and selectively releases the magazine from the magazine well.. .
Rock River Arms, Inc.


02/04/16
20160033217 
new patent

Lock interface insert for machine gun bolt assembly


An insert for a gun bolt according to an example of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a gun lock interface insert sized to be fixedly secured in a gun bolt. The gun lock interface insert includes a first guide structure and a second guide structure extending from a main body.

02/04/16
20160033214 
new patent

Universal controlling flow rate of cooling water and active air flap


Disclosed are a universal controlling method and a system for a flow rate of cooling water and an active air flap. The universal controlling method for a flow rate of cooling water and an active air flap includes: adjusting, by a controller, a temperature of the cooling water based on a predetermined flow rate mode; and selectively opening, by the controller, the active air flap based on the predetermined flow rate mode..
Hyundai Motor Company


02/04/16
20160033191 
new patent

Apparatus and regulating air flow to a garnish in a cooler


An apparatus selectively distributes air flow through a cooler to maintain cool air over garnish in the cooler. A cooler cavity includes a lower region where the air is generated, and an upper region where a cooler lid performs the dual purpose job of regulating access to the garnish and controlling a vent for directional air flow throughout the cooler.

02/04/16
20160033147 
new patent

Heat source side unit for air conditioning apparatus


A heat source side unit for an air conditioning apparatus includes a machine room in which a compressor is accommodated, an air-sending unit room in which an air-sending unit is accommodated, a separator for partitioning a space into the machine room and the air-sending unit room, a reactor installed in the machine room, and a reactor mounting member fixed to the separator on a side of the machine room and on which the reactor is mounted, and the reactor mounting member includes a first mounting unit and a second mounting unit corresponding to each of the reactors with the sizes different from each other, and on the reactor mounting member, the reactor is selectively mounted on either one of the first mounting unit and the second mounting unit corresponding to the size of the reactor.. .
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation


02/04/16
20160033141 
new patent

Combination heat and steam oven


A combination heat and steam oven according to the present invention includes a housing having an internal heating compartment, at least one dry heating element disposed within the heating compartment, a steam generating unit configured to produce steam for injection into the heating compartment, and a user interface. The user interface is configured for selectively controlling operation of the at least one dry heating element and the steam generating unit, so that the steam generating unit and the at least one dry heating element may be operated alone or simultaneously with the other of the steam generating unit and the at least one dry heating element..
Conair Corporation


02/04/16
20160033125 
new patent

Battery-powered high-voltage converter circuit with electrical isolation and mechanism for charging the battery


A burner system includes a fuel nozzle, an electrode configured to apply electrical energy to a combustion reaction supported by the fuel nozzle, a high-voltage converter configured to receive electrical energy from a low-voltage power supply and to provide high-voltage power to the electrode, a battery charger, and a switch module coupled to the battery charger, the converter, and first and second batteries. The switch module is selectively switchable between first and second conditions.
Clearsign Combustion Corporation


02/04/16
20160033066 
new patent

Pipe fitting


The invention relates to a pipeline fitting and method of using the same. The fitting includes at least one but typically a number of gripping means (16) which include gripping members (1) which can be selectively moved to contact the pipeline (10) wall and exert a gripping force on the same.
Connext Limited


02/04/16
20160033021 
new patent

Transmission and driveline having a tilting ball variator continuously variable transmission


A transmission is provided. The transmission includes an input portion drivingly engaged with a power source, a planetary gear, a continuously variable variator, and a clutching device.

02/04/16
20160033014 
new patent

Power transmission system of hybrid electric vehicle


A power transmission system of a hybrid electric vehicle may includes an input shaft, a first planetary gear set disposed on the input shaft while including three rotation elements having a first sun gear, a first planetary carrier, and a first ring gear; a second planetary gear set having a second sun gear, a second planetary carrier, and a second ring gear; a third planetary gear set having a third sun gear, a third planetary carrier, and a third ring gear; first to seventh rotation shafts, and three friction elements configured to selectively connect the respective rotation shafts to each other or selectively connect the respective rotation shafts to the transmission housing.. .
Hyundai Motor Company




Elective topics: Hinge Mechanism, Control Unit, Portable Computer, Accommodation, Transceiver, Encapsulation, Diesel Oxidation Catalyst, Exhaust Gas, Diesel Particulate Filter, Downstream, Selective Catalytic Reduction, Catalytic Reduction, Refrigerant, Hydrofluoroolefin, Adsorption

Follow us on Twitter
twitter icon@FreshPatents

###

This listing is a sample listing of patent applications related to Elective for is only meant as a recent sample of applications filed, not a comprehensive history. There may be associated servicemarks and trademarks related to these patents. Please check with patent attorney if you need further assistance or plan to use for business purposes. This patent data is also published to the public by the USPTO and available for free on their website. Note that there may be alternative spellings for Elective with additional patents listed. Browse our RSS directory or Search for other possible listings.


1.5124

4533

468976 - 0 - 103