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List of recent Exponentialrelated patents 
04/16/15 20150102030  Multilayer oneway valve for packaging A multilayer oneway valve (100) includes: a first layer (10) having at least one first opening (12) formed therein; a second layer (20) having at least one second opening (22) formed therein; and, a third layer (30). The first and second layers are joined together such that at least one first channel (14) is defined therebetween, and the second and third layers are joined together such that at least one second channel (24) is defined therebetween. Ccl Label, Inc. 
04/16/15 20150101417  Strain gauge and applications thereof In one aspect, wireless strain gauges are described herein. In some embodiments, a wireless strain gauge comprises a radio frequency identification (rfid) tag and a nanocomposite backplane coupled to the rfid tag, wherein the resonant frequency of the rfid tag antenna demonstrates an exponential dependence or substantially exponential dependence on the strain sensed by the strain gauge.. Wake Forest University 
04/02/15 20150092850  Weighted multiband cross color channel predictor A sequence of visual dynamic range (vdr) images is encoded using a standard dynamic range (sdr) base layer and one or more enhancement layers. A predicted vdr image is generated from an sdr input by using a weighted, multiband, crosscolor channel prediction model. Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation 
03/26/15 20150087055  Analog and mixedsignal computation and circuits in living cells Provided herein are molecular analog gene circuits that exploit positive and negative feedback to implement logarithmically linear sensing, addition, subtraction, and scaling thus enabling multiplicative, ratiometric, and powerlaw computations. The circuits exhibit weber's law behavior as in natural biological systems, operate over a wide dynamic range of up to four orders of magnitude, and can be architected to have tunable transfer functions. Massachusetts Institute Of Technology 
03/26/15 20150084539  Method for operating a highpressure discharge lamp with a variable power A method for operating a highpressure discharge lamp with a variable power is disclosed. Said method utilizing at least the following steps: (a) providing highpressure discharge lamp, which has a nominal operating power; (b) operating the lamp with an instantaneous power, where the instantaneous power lies within relative lower and upper power limits, respectively, and said limits may depend on an average power, and said instantaneous power may lie within a predetermined absolute lower and upper power limit; (c) determining the average power from a onesided moving average value of the instantaneous power or the exponential smoothing of the instantaneous power of a time segment of predefined length.. Osram Gmbh 
03/19/15 20150078150  Algebraic generators of sequences for communication signals A device for modulating communication signals comprises a transceiver for receiving and transmitting the signal, a storage medium storing computer implemented programme code components to generate sequences and a processor in communication with the storage medium and transceiver. The processor executes computer implemented programme code components to generate a family of shift sequences or arrays using exponential, logarithmic or index functions and a polynomial in i∈zp−1 for a finite field zp of prime p. Optimark, Llc 
03/12/15 20150073260  Bloodbrain barrier recovery curve assessment method and system The present invention relates to a bloodbrain barrier recovery curve assessment method which uses a focused ultrasound dynamic contrastenhanced mri technique, in order to obtain a permeability constant of drug. Furthermore, the present invention, using a double exponential distribution function mathematical model, can estimate the actual physiological recovery curve of the bloodbrain barrier. National Yangming University 

03/05/15 20150061501  Ambient light sensor and electronic system having the same An ambient light sensor includes a photoelectric conversion unit, a current control unit, a signal conversion unit and a comparison unit. The photoelectric conversion unit provides a photo current having a magnitude corresponding to illuminance of incident light to a first node. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. 
02/26/15 20150058556  Log data store that stores data across a plurality of storage devices using nondisjoint layers Storing data records within a log data store is provided. The log data store that stores data records within a plurality of successive nondisjoint layers inserted across a plurality of different types of data storage devices associated with a data processing system is generated. International Business Machines Corporation 
02/26/15 20150058552  Log data store that stores data across a plurality of storage devices using nondisjoint layers Storing data records within a log data store is provided. The log data store that stores data records within a plurality of successive nondisjoint layers inserted across a plurality of different types of data storage devices associated with a data processing system is generated. International Business Machines Corporation 
02/26/15 20150055471  System and qualitybased optimization of network traffic The protocol determines the quality of each node to node link(s), based on an exponentially weighted moving average of the time each packet spends within the network node. Once determined, that quality of link is then mapped into the physical qos resources of the networking hardware in use (within the network). Rajant Corporation 
02/26/15 20150053627  Filter media having an optimized gradient Filter media having a gradient in a property and methods associated with such media are provided. In some embodiments, a filter media may have a gradient in mean pore size. Hollingsworth & Vose Company 
02/19/15 20150052603  Antitamper system with selfadjusting guards An antitamper system is disclosed that includes selfadjusting guards inserted in software. Selfadjusting guards include invocation criteria and guard function. Arxan Technologies, Inc. 
02/05/15 20150039753  System and capacity planning for systems with multithreaded multicore multiprocessor resources A method for expressing a hierarchy of scalabilities in complex systems, including a discrete event simulation and an analytic model, for analysis and prediction of the performance of multichip, multicore, multithreaded computer processors is provided. Further provided is a capacity planning tool for migrating data center systems from a source configuration which may include source systems with multithreaded, multicore, multichip central processing units to a destination configuration which may include destination systems with multithreaded, multicore and multichip central processing units, wherein the destination systems may be different than the source systems. Ca, Inc. 
02/05/15 20150039238  Dispersionrelation fluorescence spectroscopy Methods for deriving a diffusion coefficient and a drift velocity characterizing an ensemble of particles. A time series of images is acquired, and each image is fourier transformed. Board Of Trustees Of The University Of Illinois 
02/05/15 20150038341  Digital amplification The identification of predefined mutations expected to be present in a minor fraction of a cell population is important for a variety of basic research and clinical applications. The exponential, analog nature of the polymerase chain reaction is transformed into a linear, digital signal suitable for this purpose. The Johns Hopkins University 
01/29/15 20150030448  Optimisation of power production in a wind turbine at below rated power The rotor blades of a wind turbine each have a plurality of fibreoptic pressure variation sensors which can detect the onset of a stall condition. The output of the stall condition sensors is input to a stall count circuit which increases a stall count signal each time a stall indication is received. Vestas Wind Systems A/s 
01/22/15 20150024482  Compositions and methods for generating a persisting population of t cells useful for the treatment of cancer The present invention provides compositions and methods for generating a genetically modified t cells comprising a chimeric antigen receptor (car) having an antigen binding domain, a transmembrane domain, a costimulatory signaling region, and a cd3 zeta signaling domain, wherein the t cell exhibits prolonged exponential expansion in culture that is ligand independent and independent of the addition of exogenous cytokines or feeder cells.. . The Trustees Of The University Of Pennsylvania 
01/22/15 20150023457  System and processing a signal received from a microelectromechanical system System for processing a signal received from a microelectromechanical system, comprising means for sampling said received signal at a sampling frequency (fe), means for frequency shifting a sampled signal by multiplying said sampled signal by a complex exponential function, means for lowpass filtering the frequency shifted signal, and means for subsampling said filtered signal.. . Thales 
01/22/15 20150022134  Machine tool and control the same A machine tool includes a rotational drive unit that rotationally drives a main spindle to which a tool is attached, a moving unit that relatively moves the tool with respect to the workpiece, and a rotational speed adjustment unit that adjusts a rotational speed of the main spindle by controlling the rotational drive unit. The machine tool also includes a machining start determination unit that determines that machining of the workpiece by the tool is started with the rotational drive unit rotationally driving the main spindle. Okuma Corporation 
01/01/15 20150006114  System and image processing with highly undersampled imaging data A system and method for processing highly undersampled multiecho spinecho data by linearizing the sliceresolved extended phase graph model generates highly accurate t2 maps with indirect echo compensation. Principal components are used to linearize the signal model to estimate the t2 decay curves which can be fitted to the sliceresolved model for t2 estimation. Arizona Board Of Regents On Behalf Of The University Of Arizona 
01/01/15 20150001537  Charge ordered vertical transistors A vertical charge ordered transistor is disclosed. A thin charge ordered layer is employed as a tunnel barrier between two electrodes. The Trustees Of The University Of Pennsylvania 
12/25/14 20140379772  Processor and control processor A processor includes: an exponent generating unit that generates an exponent part of a coefficient represented by a floating point number format based on a first part of received input data, the coefficient being obtained when an exponential function is decomposed into a series operation and the coefficient for the series operation; a storage unit that stores a mantissa part of the coefficient; a constant generating unit that reads constant data corresponding to a second part of the input data from the storage unit; and a selecting unit that selects and outputs the constant data from the constant generating unit when an instruction to be executed is a coefficient calculation instruction for calculation of the coefficient of the exponential function.. . Fujitsu Limited 
12/18/14 20140368242  Method and control of a digital phase locked loop (dpll) with exponentially shaped digitally controlled oscillator (dco) Various systems and methods utilizing a digitally controlled oscillator having frequency steps that increase in magnitude as a target output clock frequency increases are described. An integrated circuit in accordance with the disclosure includes a plurality of first transistor units fixedly coupled to an input voltage and a plurality of second transistor units switchably coupled to the first transistor units. Broadcom Corporation 
12/11/14 20140365500  Fast, scalable dictionary construction and maintenance A computerimplemented method of constructing and maintaining a record keeping dictionary data structure can include: generating a patricia trie from a set of strings; generating multiple kthlevel elevatorstairs data structures at exponentially reducing klevels, wherein each of the kthlevel elevatorstairs data structure includes a kthlevel trie corresponding to the patricia trie and wherein nodes of the kthlevel trie at string depths of integer multiples of k are accessible through hash table links; and linking nodes in neighboring kthlevel tries of the multiple kthlevel elevatorstairs data structures where the nodes represent a same node in the patricia trie.. . 
12/04/14 20140358793  Unforgeable noisetolerant quantum tokens A quantum ticket is defined by a unique serial number; and a set of qubits, each qubit encoding quantum information. The serial number and the set of qubits are distributed only among one or more trusted verifiers who require a tolerance fidelity ftol in order to authenticate the token, where ftol represents a minimum percentage of correct outcomes during authentication of the serial number and the set of qubits. 
11/27/14 20140351307  Calculating node centralities in large networks and graphs Embodiments related to calculating node centralities in large and complex networks and graphs. An aspect includes approximating a product of a matrix exponential and a random probe vector of an adjacency matrix, wherein the adjacency matrix represents a graph. 
11/27/14 20140351290  Calculating node centralities in large networks and graphs Embodiments related to calculating node centralities in large and complex networks and graphs. An aspect includes approximating a product of a matrix exponential and a random probe vector of an adjacency matrix, wherein the adjacency matrix represents a graph. 
11/27/14 20140350875  Relaxation model in realtime estimation of stateofcharge in lithium polymer batteries Relaxation time constants give valuable information about a lithium polymer battery cell's stateofcharge. Moreover, determination of these time constants can be performed in real time by fitting exponential functions to transient voltage or current patterns.. 
11/27/14 20140349890  Multiplex amplification methods Compositions and methods for amplifying selected polynucleotides, including dna and rna, particularly in multiplex amplification reactions using common primers amplification. Generally, methods of the invention employ multiple steps such as templatespecific hybridization, a linear amplification, partial degradation of nucleic acid, and ligation. 
11/27/14 20140349348  Mutant microorganisms to synthesize colanic acid, mannosylated and/or fucosylated oligosaccharides The present invention relates to mutated and/or transformed microorganisms for the synthesis of various compounds. More specifically, the present invention discloses microorganisms mutated in the genes encoding for the regulators arca and iclr. 
11/20/14 20140341469  Image processing method, image processor, imager, and computer program A method of image processing is offered which can control the degree of application of histogram equalization. The method involves: creating a brightness histogram indicating the frequency values of brightness levels of image data having brightness information (s12); obtaining a parameter value (s14); raising the frequency values of the brightness levels of the brightness histogram to an exponential power of the parameter value (s16); generating a tone curve, based on the frequency values raised to the exponential power of the parameter value (s18); and correcting the image data using the tone curve to thereby produce output image data (s20).. 
11/13/14 20140337387  Content search mechanism that uses a deterministic finite automata (dfa) graph, a dfa state machine, and a walker process An improved content search mechanism uses a graph that includes intelligent nodes avoids the overhead of post processing and improves the overall performance of a content processing application. An intelligent node is similar to a node in a dfa graph but includes a command. 
11/13/14 20140337122  Generating retail promotion baselines A system for generating a retail promotion baseline receives sales data for a target product. The sales data reflects sales for the target product that occurred during a first time period and a second time period, the first time period occurring before the promotion, and the second time period occurring after the promotion. 
11/13/14 20140335963  Method to detect and score churn in online social games A method and a system for predicting churn of a player of an online game is described. Online engagements of a group of players of the online game are monitored during a churn prediction model training period. 
11/13/14 20140333464  Apparatus and the characterization of analogtodigital converters A method and apparatus for characterizing an a/d converter are provided. The a/d converter is configured to convert an input signal into a digital output signal. 
10/30/14 20140321735  Method and computer program product of the simultaneous pose and pointscorrespondences determination from a planar model A method and software for the simultaneous pose and pointscorrespondences determination from a planar model are disclosed. The method includes using a coarse pose estimation algorithm to obtain two possible coarse poses, and using each one of the two coarse poses as the initialization of the extended tspose algorithm to obtain two candidate estimated poses; selecting one from the two candidate estimated poses based on the cost function value. 
10/23/14 20140317161  Matching pattern combinations via fast array comparison Methods and arrangements for providing a compressed representation of a number sequence. An input number sequence is received, as is a stored number sequence. 
10/23/14 20140316298  Electrotherapeutic stimulation A method of electrotherapeutic stimulation uses an electrical signal with a periodicexponential background pulse over a controllable periodicexponential main pulse. By properly setting the signal and moving electrodes to proper locations on the body, the signal is used to electrotherapeutically return a patient to a state of neurological balance, to identify specific cellular disruption locations, to treat the identified cellular disruption locations including performing a pain associated movement, and to neurologically train from a facilitator muscle to one or more receiver muscles.. 
10/23/14 20140312803  Circuit for actuating an illumination component A circuit for actuating an illumination component is disclosed. A control voltage for actuating the illumination component can be tapped off at a capacitor which can be charged via a charge current proportional to the voltage at the capacitor. 
10/16/14 20140310325  Model calculation unit, control unit and calibrating a databased function model A model calculation unit for calculating a databased function model in a control unit is provided, the model calculation unit having a processor core which includes: a multiplication unit for carrying out a multiplication on the hardware side; an addition unit for carrying out an addition on the hardware side; an exponential function unit for calculating an exponential function on the hardware side; a memory in the form of a configuration register for storing hyperparameters and node data of the databased function model to be calculated; and a logic circuit for controlling, on the hardware side, the calculation sequence in the multiplication unit, the addition unit, the exponential function unit and the memory in order to ascertain the databased function model.. . 
10/16/14 20140307543  Voip bandwidth management A computerized method of optimizing audio quality in a voice stream between a sender and a receiver voip applications, comprising: defining by the receiver time intervals; determining by the receiver at the end of each time interval whether congestion exists, by calculating (i) onewaydelay and (ii) trend, using doubleexponential smoothing; estimating by the receiver a bandwidth available to the sender based on said calculation; sending said estimated bandwidth by the receiver to the sender; and using by the sender said bandwidth estimate as maximum allowed send rate.. . 
10/16/14 20140306874  Nearplane segmentation using pulsed light source Methods for recognizing gestures within a nearfield environment are described. In some embodiments, a mobile device, such as a headmounted display device (hmd), may capture a first image of an environment while illuminating the environment using an ir light source with a first range (e.g., due to the exponential decay of light intensity) and capture a second image of the environment without illumination. 
10/02/14 20140295492  Methods for cellfree protein synthesis Cellfree protein synthesis systems and methods of using the same for producing in vitro protein materials in high yield are disclosed. The cellfree protein synthesis platform includes (a) a saccharomyces cerevisiae cellular extract prepared from midexponential to lateexponential batch cultures in the range from about 6 od600 to about 18 od600 or fedbatch cultures harvested in midexponential to lateexponential phase; (b) a reaction buffer; and (c) a translation template or (c′) a transcription template from which a translation template can be prepared in situ with an rna polymerase. 
10/02/14 20140293993  Sensor nodes with multicast transmissions in lighting sensory network An embodiment method for communicating data within a lighting sensory network may include configuring a first plurality of lighting nodes to operate as sensor nodes, configuring a second plurality of lighting nodes to operate as listening nodes, generating, by a sensor node using an encryption key, a sensor message associated with sensor data and including at least a timestamp, calculating an interval for transmitting the sensor message, wherein the interval is randomized and exponentially increasing, determining whether to transmit the sensor message based on the calculated interval, transmitting the sensor message in response to determining to transmit the sensor message based on the calculated interval, receiving, by a listening node, the sensor message at a listening node, determining whether the received sensor message is useful based on the timestamp and a predefined age threshold, and performing a lighting action in response to determining the received sensor message is useful.. . 
10/02/14 20140292764  Borehole log data processing methods A method of processing borehole log data to create one or more image logs involve modeling the log data as components of an image in the form i(x, y)=l(x, y)×r(x, y) (1), in which i(x, y) is an image representative of the log data, l(x, y) denotes an illumination value of the image at twodimensional spatial coordinates x, y, and r(x, y) denotes a surface reflectance value at the coordinates x, y. Equation (1) is transformed to a logarithmic domain, and a fourier transform is obtained of the resulting logarithmic domain expression to obtain a fourier domain expression. 
09/25/14 20140288881  Hoist performance diagnostic, implementation and sustaining services Aspects assure the performance of a hoist system. Some aspects model different shape segments to different portions of braking pressure levels acquired over time during an emergency braking event. 
09/25/14 20140286584  Method and image encoding and/or decoding and related computer program products An embodiment for encoding digital images includes: partitioning the images into image blocks, subjecting the image blocks to transform into the frequency domain, and, possibly after thresholding resulting in lossy encoding, subjecting the image blocks transformed into the frequency domain to variable length coding to produce compressed encoded image blocks. Transform into the frequency domain may be, e.g., via wavelet transform, such as haar wavelet transform, and variable length coding may be via exponentialgolomb codes. 
09/18/14 20140280408  Method and system of improved galois multiplication Embodiments of the invention include an apparatus for performing galois multiplication using an enhanced galois table. Galois multiplication may include converting a first and second multiplicand to exponential forms using a galois table, adding the exponential forms of the first and second multiplicands, and converting the added exponential forms of the first and second multiplicands to a decimal equivalent binary form using the galois table to decimal equivalent binary result of the galois multiplication.. 
09/18/14 20140273247  Methods for monitoring changes in the core of lipoprotein particles in metabolism and disease A method is disclosed for measuring the properties of protein and lipoprotein elements in a sample. The method includes the of placing a small volume of a sample into a nmr instrument tuned to measure a particular nucleus, applying a series of radiofrequency pulses with intermittent delays in order to measure spinspin and/or spinlattice relaxation time constants from the timedomain decay of the signal, without the use of chemical shifts and without converting data into the frequency domain by fourier transform or other means, at least partially suppressing the water signal prior to the beginning of a sequence used to record relaxation time constants in the time domain, optionally utilizing relaxation contrast agents or other chemical additives to perturb the solvent water or other elements of the sample, analyzing the exponentially decaying nmr signal in the time domain using multiexponential analysis, and comparing differences in the relaxation time constants for lipoprotein or proteinspecific elements within a single human subject, or between subjects, to assess normal and abnormal metabolism reflective of increased disease risk or active disease.. 
09/18/14 20140270453  T2 spectral analysis for myelin water imaging Apparatus, methods, and other embodiments associated with the spectral analysis of t2 spectral data are described. One example magnetic resonance imaging (mri) method includes accessing a data set comprising t2 spectral data associated with a magnetic resonance imaging (mri) signal received from an object. 
09/18/14 20140269823  Outside air temperature measurement device and method An outside air temperature measurement device and method for vehicles derives a useable final value of the outside air temperature within seconds of the beginning of vehicle movement by developing a mathematical expression (i.e., model) for the exponential data series while discriminating against thermal noise components existing in the measurement data.. . 
09/18/14 20140266370  Multistage delaylocked loop phase detector A phase detector includes a phase propagator circuit including a plurality of flipflops. Each flipflop includes a clock input configured to receive a clock signal having a different phase relative to phases of the clock signal received by other flipflops in the plurality of flipflops. 
09/18/14 20140264320  Compositional graded igzo thin film transistor A gradient in the composition of at least one of the elements of a metalbased semiconductor layer is introduced as a function of depth through the layer. The gradient(s) influence the current density response of the device at different gate voltages. 
09/11/14 20140258252  Method and system for dynamically partitioning very large database indices on writeonce tables Methods and systems for partitioning and dynamically merging a database index are described. A database index includes a single firstlevel index partition stored in a data cache. 
09/11/14 20140257742  Method to structure mineral aggregate gradation by using three control points and two curves The invention involves “a method to structure mineral aggregate gradation by using three control points & two curves”, including the following steps: (1) three control points are determined according to the property of the mixtures: nominal maximum size of aggregate and its passing rate, nominal minimum size of aggregate and its passing rate, and the discontinuity point between the coarse aggregate and the fine aggregate and its passing rate. (2) the grading curves of the coarse and the fine aggregate are selected respectively with power function model, exponential function model and logarithmic function model. 
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.. 
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. 
08/14/14 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.. . 
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 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. 