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09/04/14 20140249759  Seismic image filtering machine to generate a filtered seismic image, program products, and related methods Seismic image filtering machines, systems, program products, and computer implemented methods are provided to generate a filtered seismic image responsive to filtered seismic image data generated by attenuating coherent seismic noise from surface waves of an unfiltered wavefield constructed from unfiltered seismic image data through a single downward extrapolation of the unfiltered wavefield using a plurality of nonstationary convolution operators to perform localized filtering at each of a plurality of spatial locations of the unfiltered wavefield. Various embodiments, for example, can beneficially handle strong lateral velocity variations thus making various embodiments effective tools to remove complicated coherent seismic noise which is typically in the form of exponentially decaying evanescent waves. 
09/04/14 20140249753  Atmospheric density correlation technique A computerimplemented sequence analysis method is provided for calculating atmospheric density. The method includes determining an altitude z within an altitude range band such that z(i)≦z≦z(i+1); identifying factor a(i) and exponential b(i) coefficients that correspond to said altitude range; and applying said factor and exponential coefficients to density equation ρ(z(i)=a(i)er(i)7(i), with specified values for the coefficients.. 
09/04/14 20140247166  Hierarchical coding A binary allocation in a hierarchical coding/decoding comprising a coding/decoding of a digital signal enhancement layer. The signal comprises a succession of l samples, each sample being represented by a mantissa and an exponent. 
08/28/14 20140241153  Apparatus, systems, and methods for providing offloading to an alternate network This disclosure relates to a system and method for offloading selected data to an alternate communication network. The offloading provides another route for selected packet traffic that can relieve the burden on a mobile operator's network, such as the backhaul and core networks. 
08/21/14 20140237010  Data processing apparatus, data processing method, and computer product A data processing apparatus includes a computing unit that performs a matrix computation between data streams whose unit data is of a matrix format; a determining unit that for each matrix obtained by the matrix computation by the computing unit, determines based on the value of each element included in the matrix, an exponent value for expressing each element included in the matrix as a floating decimal point value; a converting unit that converts the value of each element into a significand value of the element, according to the exponent value determined by the determining unit; and an output unit that correlates and outputs the exponent value and each matrix after conversion in which the value of each element in the matrix has been converted by the converting unit.. . 
08/14/14 20140229716  Vector and scalar based modular exponentiation An embodiment includes a method for computing operations, such as modular exponentiation, using a mix of vector and scalar instructions to accelerate various applications such as encryption protocols that rely heavily on large number arithmetic operations. The embodiment requires far fewer instructions to execute the operations than more conventional practices. 
08/14/14 20140229354  Systems and methods for increasing participation of liquidity providers on crossing system In one aspect, the invention comprises a system for enabling a crossing system operator to calculate a rebate payment to a second participant for executing the block order of a first participant based on at least one of: (a) a difference between a benchmark price and an execution price of the block order; (b) total volume of block execution; and (c) an amount that decays exponentially with the time between the first participant's order and the order's execution by a liquidity provider.. . 

08/14/14 20140225668  Digital predistortion apparatus and method using the sum of absolute input signals for a nonidentical number of delays The present invention relates to a digital predistortion apparatus, including: a coefficient control unit for setting coefficients in a lookup table, the coefficients minimizing a difference of an input signal to a power amplifier and an exponentiation of the sum of a first absolute output signal having the first number of delays and a second absolute output signal having the second number of delays, for an absolute signal of an output signal of a power amplifier; an adder for receiving a first absolute input signal having the first number of delays and a second absolute input signal having the second number of delays, for an absolute signal of the input signal of the power amplifier, and outputting the sum of the first absolute input signal and the second absolute input signal; and said lookup table, connected to the adder, for outputting result values according to the set coefficients in correspondence to the sum of the first absolute input signal and the second absolute input signal.. . 
07/31/14 20140214747  Multivariate data mixture model estimation device, mixture model estimation method, and mixture model estimation program With respect to the model selection issue of a mixture model, the present invention performs highspeed model selection under an appropriate standard regarding the number of model candidates which exponentially increases as the number and the types to be mixed increase. A mixture model estimation device comprises: a data input unit to which data of a mixture model to be estimated, candidate values of the number of mixtures which are required for estimating the mixture model of the data, and types of components configuring the mixture model and parameters thereof, are input; a processing unit which sets the number of mixtures from the candidate values, calculates, with respect to the set number of mixtures, a variation probability of a hidden variable for a random variable which becomes a target for mixture model estimation of the data, and estimates the optimal mixture model by optimizing the types of the components and the parameters therefor using the calculated variation probability of the hidden variable so that the lower bound of the posterior probabilities of the model separated for each component of the mixture model can be maximized; and a model estimation result output unit which outputs the model estimation result obtained by the processing unit.. 
07/31/14 20140213914  Arterial pressurebased, automatic determination of a cardiovascular parameter One or more cardiovascular parameters is estimated as a function of the arterial pressure waveform, in particular, using at least one statistical moment of a discrete representation pressure waveform having an order greater than one. Arterial compliance, the exponential pressure decay constant, vascular resistance, cardiac output, and stroke volume are examples of cardiovascular parameters that can be estimated using various aspects of the invention. 
07/31/14 20140213858  Device and method for estimating the heart rate during motion The present invention relates to a portable device (10) for determining a heart rate of a person (20), comprising a heart rate measurement unit, a motion measurement unit for measuring the motion of a body part (12), and a processing unit. The processing unit is adapted to measure a signal quality of the heart rate signal and accordingly switch between two calculation modes: if the signal quality is above a predefined threshold, the heart rate is calculated based on the heart rate signal. 
07/24/14 20140207850  Scalable transport with clusterconsensus rendezvous Embodiments disclosed herein provide advantageous methods and systems that use multicast communications via unreliable datagrams sent on a protected traffic class. These methods and systems provide effectively reliable multicast delivery while avoiding the overhead associated with pointtopoint protocols. 
07/24/14 20140207849  Scalable transport with clientconsensus rendezvous Embodiments disclosed herein provide advantageous methods and systems that use multicast communications via unreliable datagrams sent on a protected traffic class. These methods and systems provide effectively reliable multicast delivery while avoiding the overhead associated with pointtopoint protocols. 
07/24/14 20140206626  Methods of providing therapeutic effects using cyclosporin components Methods of treating an eye of a human or animal include administering to an eye of a human or animal a composition in the form of an emulsion including water, a hydrophobic component and a cyclosporin component in a therapeutically effective amount of less than 0.1% by weight of the composition. The weight ratio of the cyclosporin exponent to the hydrophobic component is less than 0.8.. 
07/24/14 20140204941  Scalable transport system for multicast replication Embodiments disclosed herein provide advantageous methods and systems that use multicast communications via unreliable datagrams sent on a protected traffic class. These methods and systems provide effectively reliable multicast delivery while avoiding the overhead associated with pointtopoint protocols. 
07/24/14 20140204940  Scalable transport method for multicast replication Embodiments disclosed herein provide advantageous methods and systems that use multicast communications via unreliable datagrams sent on a protected traffic class. These methods and systems provide effectively reliable multicast delivery while avoiding the overhead associated with pointtopoint protocols. 
07/10/14 20140195260  Assessing practitioner value in multipractitioner settings A plurality of actual outcome data points, including actual outcomes for a plurality of episodes of a process, are obtained for the process. A practitionerindependent baseline outcome is also obtained for the process. 
07/10/14 20140192799  Multimedia data rate allocation method and voice over ip data rate allocation method A multimedia bitrate adaption method for individual users wherein only a set of predetermined bitrates may be selected as the multimedia bitrate of the user. The predetermined bitrates are quantized into exponentially distributed levels, and the users' experiences corresponding to the predetermined bitrates are with the same intervals, thereby increasing the service capacity and improving user satisfaction.. 
07/03/14 20140188966  Floatingpoint multiplyadd unit using cascade design A floatingpoint fused multiplyadd (fma) unit embodied in an integrated circuit includes a multiplier circuit cascaded with an adder circuit to produce a result a*c+b. To decrease latency, the fma includes accumulation bypass circuits forwarding an unrounded result of the adder to inputs of the close path and the far path circuits of the adder, and forwarding an exponent result in carry save format to an input of the exponent difference circuit. 
06/26/14 20140181473  System and method for implementing shared probabilistic counters storing update probability values The systems and methods described herein may implement probabilistic counters and/or update mechanisms for those counters such that they are dependent on the value of a configurable accuracy parameter. The accuracy parameter value may be adjusted to provide finegrained control over the tradeoff between the accuracy of the counters and the performance of applications that access them. 
06/19/14 20140172936  Floatingpoint error detection and correction An embodiment includes a method for detecting a potential floatingpoint error in an addition or a subtraction instruction included in an operation. The method may include identifying a first operand and a second operand. 
06/19/14 20140169508  Carrier and sampling frequency offsets estimation method and associated apparatus applied to multicarrier communication system An offset estimation apparatus for a multicarrier communication system is provided. The offset estimation apparatus includes an fft unit configured to transform a reception signal and to generate multiple symbols, a conjugate multiplier configured to receive and conjugate multiply two consecutive symbols corresponding to predetermined subcarrier indices to generate multiple correlating complex numbers, a powering unit configured to raise the correlating complex numbers by a received exponent to generate multiple powered correlating complex numbers, and a calculation unit configured to estimate a frequency offset according to the powered correlating complex numbers.. 
06/12/14 20140164463  Exponent flow checking A technique for checking an exponent calculation for an execution unit that supports floating point operations includes generating, using a residue prediction circuit, a predicted exponent residue for a result exponent of a floating point operation. The technique also includes generating, using an exponent calculation circuit, the result exponent for the floating point operation and generating, using the residue prediction circuit, a result exponent residue for the result exponent. 
06/12/14 20140162330  Engineered microalgae with enhanced lipid production Described herein are engineered microalgae that exhibit enhanced lipid production during exponential growth. Such engineered microalgae are useful, for example, for the production of biofuels.. 
06/12/14 20140159819  Electronic system, rf power amplifier and output power compensation method thereof A radio frequency (rf) power amplifier is disclosed. The power amplifier includes an output stage circuit, an exponential type bias circuit and a voltagecurrent transformation circuit. 
06/12/14 20140159312  Show jumping competition A method of conducting a horse jumping competition comprising enrolling a number of participants in the competition, determining whether a number of the participants is a predetermined positive integer exponentiation base, dividing competitors into competitor groups based on the predetermined positive integer exponentiation base, judging each competitor group in a horse jumping contest based on predetermined criteria, determining a winner of each competitor group and eliminating a loser of each competitor group, declaring a tournament winner, in a final round, and advancing the winner of each competitor group to a next round, in a nonfinal round.. . 
06/05/14 20140153716  Whitebox implementation A system for enabling a device to compute an outcome of an exponentiation cx having a base c and/or an exponent x, the system comprising means for establishing a plurality of values λi; means for establishing a plurality of values ωi satisfying ωi=cλi; means for establishing a plurality of values φi satisfying that the sum of the values λiφi equals x; and an output for providing the device with the plurality of values φi. A device computes an outcome of the exponentiation cx. 
06/05/14 20140152197  Charged particle accelerator systems including beam dose and energy compensation and methods therefor A method of operating an acceleration system comprises injecting charged particles into an rf accelerator, providing rf power to the accelerator, and accelerating the injected charged particles. The accelerated charged particles may impact a target to generate radiation. 
06/05/14 20140151544  Exponential scan mode for quadrupole mass spectrometers to generate superresolved mass spectra A novel scanning method of a mass spectrometer apparatus is introduced so as to relate by simple time shifts, rather than time dilations, the component signal (“peak”) from each ion even to an arbitrary reference signal produced by a desired homogeneous population of ions. Such a method and system, as introduced herein, is enabled in a novel fashion by scanning exponentially the rf and dc voltages on a quadrupole mass filter versus time while maintaining the rf and dc in constant proportion to each other. 
05/22/14 20140142760  Systems and methods for statistical control and fault detection in a building management system A building management strategy includes using exponentially weighted moving averages with statistical models to detect changes in the behavior of the building management system. Detected changes in the behavior of the system may indicate a detected fault, a change in a predicted behavior, or a need for the statistical models to be updated.. 
05/15/14 20140136907  Error rate threshold for storage of data Embodiments of the invention relate to calculation of error rate for data storage which includes determining a completion status of a read operation of data stored in a storage device, the completion status being one of at least partially complete or not complete. The fault monitoring count is incremented based on the completion status being not complete. 
05/15/14 20140136587  Floating point multiplyadd unit with denormal number support The present application provides a method and apparatus for supporting denormal numbers in a floating point multiplyadd unit (fmac). One embodiment of the fmac is configurable to add a product of first and second operands to a third operand. 
05/15/14 20140136111  Oilfield production forecasting system A system, method and computer readable medium capable of improving the efficiency and accuracy of oilfield production forecasting operations is described herein. Measured oilfield production data may be utilized to generate estimates for the mean, covariance and noise. 
05/15/14 20140133552  Method and apparatus for encoding an image A method for processing an image, the method comprising retrieving an image, encoding the image as a string of components, deriving an exponent for each component, deriving mantissas wherein at least an approximation of each component can be derived from the exponents and mantissas, and wherein each exponent indicates the number of bits in its accompanying mantissa, compressing at least the exponents, and storing the exponents and the mantissas in a memory. There is also provided a apparatus for processing an image.. 
05/08/14 20140129604  Cryptographic method comprising a modular exponentiation operation The present invention relates to a method for performing an iterative calculation of exponentiation of a large datum, the method being implemented in an electronic device (dv1) and comprising calculations of squaring and multiplying large variables performed in parallel, by squaring (sb1) and multiplication (sm1) blocks, the method comprising steps of: while a temporary storage buffer memory is not full of unused squares, triggering a calculation by the squaring block for a bit of the exponent, when the squaring block is inactive, storing each square provided by the squaring block in the buffer memory, if the bit of the corresponding exponent is on 1, and while the buffer memory contains an unused square, triggering a calculation by the multiplication block concerning the unused square, when the multiplication block is inactive.. . 
05/08/14 20140126375  Data flow control One aspect provides a method of controlling an information flow in a data transmission system. In one embodiment, the method comprises receiving a plurality of data packets and generating a modified information flow. 
05/01/14 20140122553  Vector nco and twiddle factor generator A method and apparatus may be used to generate complex exponentials for either frequency domain or time domain applications by programming input parameter values into a complex exponential vector generator (260) having a frequency generator stage (281) and a vector phase accumulator stage (282) arranged with a vector element multiplier stage (283) to generate complex exponential phase index values (α0, α1, . . 
05/01/14 20140122020  Exponentially weighted moving averaging filter with adjustable weighting factor A method of increasing a weighting factor of an exponentially weighted moving averaging (“ewma”) filter is provided. The method includes monitoring a data stream containing raw data values, and determining an ewma value based on the data stream by an electronic control module. 
04/17/14 20140106978  Automatic threshold setting and baseline determination for realtime pcr The invention discloses a system and methods for quantitating the presence of nucleic acid sequences by evaluation of amplification data generated using realtime pcr. In one aspect, the methods may be adapted to identify a threshold and threshold cycle for one or more reactions based upon evaluation of exponential and baseline regions for each amplification reaction. 
04/10/14 20140101216  Mixed precision estimate instruction computing narrow precision result for wide precision inputs A technique is provided for performing a mixed precision estimate. A processing circuit receives an input of a first precision having a wide precision value. 
04/10/14 20140098971  System and method for directional sound transmission with a linear array of exponentially spaced loudspeakers A system and method for the directional transmission of sound is disclosed. In one embodiment, the system comprises an audio source configured to generate an audio signal, a control module configured to receive the audio signal and generate a driving signal, based at least in part on the audio signal, and an array comprising a plurality of loudspeakers, wherein the loudspeakers are linearly arranged such that the spacing between two adjacent loudspeakers increases along the array. 
04/03/14 20140095969  Method of referencing and citing scientific papers The number of citations in scientific papers referencing an individual scientist plays a key role in their professional life and in scientific communities. Today's exponentially growing number of scientific publications makes it nearly impossible for authors to reflect all papers that may deserve citations. 
04/03/14 20140095563  Shift significand of decimal floating point data A decimal floating point finite number in a decimal floating point format is composed from the number in a different format. A decimal floating point format includes fields to hold information relating to the sign, exponent and significand of the decimal floating point finite number. 
04/03/14 20140093883  Nicking and extension amplification reaction for the exponential amplification of nucleic acids The invention is in general directed to the rapid exponential amplification of short dna or rna sequences at a constant temperature.. . 
04/03/14 20140092116  Wide dynamic range display Methods and systems for wide dynamic range display are presented. In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a color filter array (cfa) pixel signal, computing, using image processing hardware, an adaptation factor for the cfa pixel signal, the adaptation factor having a global factor component and a local factor component, and computing, using the image processing hardware, an adapted pixel signal for the cfa pixel in response to a reverse exponential function featuring the adaptation factor. 