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 Digital communications patent thumbnailDigital communications
A device to apply a digital fingerprint to a digital signal comprises a means of intercepting or acquiring a signal, a storage element and a processor for executing computer implemented programme code components in the storage element to effect the methods. The methods include transforming a plurality of signal samples onto a discrete orthonormal basis and ranking the transformed samples according to their magnitude.
Optimark, Llc


 Compact electronics test system having user programmable device interfaces and on-board functions adapted for use in proximity to a radiation field patent thumbnailCompact electronics test system having user programmable device interfaces and on-board functions adapted for use in proximity to a radiation field
Various apparatus and methods associated with a compact electronics test system having user programmable device interfaces and on-board functions adapted for use in various environments are provided. Exemplary embodiments can include a variety of apparatuses and methods to realize an advanced field programmable gate array adapted to perform functional tests on digital electronics within an exemplary 48-pin dip footprint.
The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of The Navy


 Local electrical/instrumentation room patent thumbnailLocal electrical/instrumentation room
Described herein is a local electrical room (ler) for use in an industrial facility such as an oil and gas facility. The ler includes one or more robots that perform functions on the electrical equipment enclosed therein.

 Broadcast channel architectures for block-based processors patent thumbnailBroadcast channel architectures for block-based processors
Apparatus and methods are disclosed for example computer processors that are based on a hybrid dataflow execution model. In particular embodiments, a processor core in a block-based processor comprises: one or more functional units configured to perform functions using one or more operands; an instruction window comprising buffers configured to store individual instructions for execution by the processor core, the instruction window including one or more operand buffers for an individual instruction configured to store operand values; a control unit configured to execute the instructions in the instruction window and control operation of the one or more functional units; and a broadcast value store comprising a plurality of buffers dedicated to storing broadcast values, each buffer of the broadcast value store being associated with a respective broadcast channel from among a plurality of available broadcast channels..
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


 Solvent-based methods for production of graphene nanoribbons patent thumbnailSolvent-based methods for production of graphene nanoribbons
Embodiments of the present invention provide methods of preparing functionalized graphene nanoribbons by (1) exposing a plurality of carbon nanotubes to an alkali metal source in the presence of an aprotic solvent, wherein the exposing opens the carbon nanotubes; and (2) exposing the opened carbon nanotubes to an electrophile to form functionalized graphene nanoribbons. Such methods may also include a step of exposing the opened carbon nanotubes to a protic solvent in order to quench any reactive species on the opened carbon nanotubes.
William Marsh Rice University


 Time distance of arrival based mobile device location detection with disturbance scrutiny patent thumbnailTime distance of arrival based mobile device location detection with disturbance scrutiny
Techniques for locating a mobile device using a time distance of arrival (tdoa) method with disturbance scrutiny are provided. In an aspect, for respective combinations of three base station devices of a number of base station devices greater than or equal to three, intersections in hyperbolic curves, generated using a closed form function with input values based on differences of distances from the device to pairs of base station devices of the respective combinations of three base station devices, are determined.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.


 Low-latency audio networking patent thumbnailLow-latency audio networking
Low-latency audio networking is disclosed. In one embodiment, an example playback device includes a processor and memory having stored thereon instructions executable by the processor.
Sonos, Inc.


 System and  sending, delivery and receiving of faxes patent thumbnailSystem and sending, delivery and receiving of faxes
Embodiments of systems and methods for the sending, delivery and receiving of faxes are disclosed herein. In particular, certain embodiments include a fax connector that may be deployed at a user's site, and a faxing system that may be deployed remotely from the user's site.
Open Text Sa Ulc


 Antenna selection patent thumbnailAntenna selection
A network device communicates with one or another set of antennas depending on an orientation of the network device. The network device includes a first set of one or more antennas, a second set of one or more antennas, a processor, and memory having stored thereon instructions executable by the processor to cause the device to perform functions.
Sonos, Inc.


 Paper machine screen patent thumbnailPaper machine screen
A paper machine screen which is formed as a transverse thread-bound, multi-layer fabric. Binding transverse threads extend respectively both in an upper fabric layer and in a lower fabric layer and hereby bind the lower fabric layer to the upper fabric layer.
Andritz Technology And Asset Management Gmbh


Organic el display panel production method

A method for manufacturing an organic el display panel, including: forming first electrodes over a substrate; defining, above the substrate, pixel formation regions lining up in a row direction and a column direction, by forming banks over the substrate; applying ink to each pixel formation region by causing a plurality of nozzles lining up in a straight line to discharge the ink to the pixel formation regions while displacing the nozzles relative to the substrate in a scanning direction; drying the ink to form functional layers in the pixel formation regions; and forming a second electrode at a position covering the pixel formation regions. In the application of ink, an angle θ between the scanning direction and the row direction is set to more than 0° and less than 90° and each nozzle applies the ink across a plurality of rows of the pixel formation regions..
Joled Inc.

Method and system for head digitization and co-registration of medical imaging data

A method for co-registering imaging data from two imaging sources, the method comprising: scanning a subject using a depth sensor to generate depth data; identifying, in the depth data, the locations of first fiducial points and second fiducial points of the scanned subject; receiving first imaging data including the locations of the first fiducial points; generating a first transform function based on the locations of the first fiducial points in both the depth data and the first imaging data; receiving second imaging data including the locations of the second fiducial points; generating a second transform function based on the locations of the second fiducial points in both the depth data and the second imaging data; and mapping the data points in the first imaging data to the data points in the second imaging data based on the first and second transform functions.. .
Iwk Health Centre

System of modeling characteristics of a musical instrument

A system for modifying an audio signal comprises a computer including a first digital signal processor (dsp). The first dsp includes a first module and a second module.
Positive Grid Llc

Method and control system

A method is provided for starting up a function implemented in distributed manner on a number of computation devices in a control system having at least two computation devices coupled via a data communication connection. Output parameters are provided for a number of output variables of the respective computation device, wherein the output variables form function variables for the function.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

Audio broadcast recording device

An audio broadcast recording device records live radio broadcasts. The device is similar in size and shape to a smartphone, with a large visual display occupying most of the front surface, and also provides a set of audio function buttons on its front surface which perform functions of recording, playing, fast forwarding, pausing, and rewinding, applied to radio broadcasts and podcasts.

Channel emulation for testing network resources

A device receives fading channel conditions to utilize for simulating behavior of multiple mobile devices in a mobile network, and at least one of the fading channel conditions for at least one of the multiple mobile devices is different than at least another one of the fading channel conditions for at least another one of the multiple mobile devices. The device generates channel realizations based on the fading channel conditions, and the channel realizations include time-discrete and frequency-discrete random channel coefficients.
Jds Uniphase Corporation

Device gateway

A computing environment is disclosed that receives from devices requests directed toward services accessible in the environment, and that forwards communications from services in the environment to devices registered with the environment. During a registration process at the environment, devices are assigned a device identifier that is used to identify and authenticate each particular device and requests communicated from and to the device via the environment.
Amazon Technologies, Inc.

Device communication environment

A computing environment is disclosed that receives from devices requests directed toward services accessible in the environment, and that forwards communications from services in the environment to devices registered with the environment. During a registration process at the environment, devices are assigned a device identifier that is used to identify and authenticate each particular device and requests communicated from and to the device via the environment.
Amazon Technologies, Inc.

Device communication environment

A computing environment is disclosed that receives from devices requests directed toward services accessible in the environment, and that forwards communications from services in the environment to devices registered with the environment. During a registration process at the environment, devices are assigned a device identifier that is used to identify and authenticate each particular device and requests communicated from and to the device via the environment.
Amazon Technologies, Inc.

Hyperbranched polyglycerol-coated particles and methods of making and using thereof

Core-shell particles and methods of making and using thereof are described herein. The core is formed of or contains one or more hydrophobic materials or more hydrophobic materials.
Yale University

Intra-premises content and equipment management in a femtocell network

Traffic and signaling is routed between a set of networked femto access points (aps) and devices served there from, and content and equipment that is part of a network functionally coupled to the set of networked femto aps is managed. Networked equipment spans a network deployed within the coverage area spanned by the set of femto aps.
At&t Mobility Ii Llc

Method for designing transforms for sparse data representation using active regions

Disclosed is a computer-implemented method for representing and analyzing a material having associated therewith spatial domain material-related data. The method converts the spatial domain data into frequency domain using a frequency transform function for generating frequency domain signals having frequency and magnitude composites.

Systems and methods for configuring a device via a software-defined networking controller

The disclosure is directed towards systems and methods for configuring a device via an sdn controller. A connection can be established between an sdn controller and a device intermediary to a plurality of clients and a plurality of servers, in order to provision resources of the device for use by one or more applications of the sdn controller.
Citrix Systems, Inc.

Spectrally-efficient spiral-based waveforms for communication

Methods for communicating are disclosed. A method includes obtaining at least one input communication symbol selected from a set of communication symbols, converting the at least one input communication symbol into at least one transmittable waveform using at least one defined spiral waveform function, and transmitting the at least one transmittable waveform over a communication channel.
Astrapi Corporation

Antenna selection

A network device communicates with one or another set of antennas depending on an orientation of the network device. The network device includes a first set of one or more antennas, a second set of one or more antennas, a processor, and memory having stored thereon instructions executable by the processor to cause the device to perform functions.
Sonos, Inc.

Capacitive mat information handling system display and totem interactions

Identifying characteristics integrated in a totem and detected by a capacitive display mat are applied to perform functions in response to end user inputs. Identifying characteristics include capacitive feet integrated in a totem bottom surface with identifying features including varying capacitive values for the feet, varying pad sizes and shapes, varying pad patterns and varying capacitive oscillation frequencies.
Dell Products L.p.

Information handling system modular capacitive mat

An expansion device couples to a capacitive mat disposed on a desktop surface and communicates power and data through the capacitive mat to perform functions in support of an information handling system. For example, the expansion device powers an inductive charger to charge a peripheral device, accepts end user touch inputs with a capacitive touch sensor, presents visual information at an integrated display in response to pixel values provided by the information handling system though the capacitive mat..
Dell Products L.p.

Method and system for combining dft-transformed ofdm and non-transformed ofdm

Methods and systems are provided that enable an ofdm transmitter to be used for transmitting conventional ofdm or a form of transformed ofdm. A technique is provided for transforming a coded and modulated sequence of samples prior to an ifft that enables the transformed sequence of samples to be transmitted using conventional ofdm or transformed ofdm.
Apple Inc.

Method and system for determining property of user in social network platform

A method and system for determining a property of a user in a social network platform are provided according to some embodiments of the present disclosure. The method includes: determining a property of a seed user in the social network platform; determining a property of a social network platform function interacting with a user according to a property of the user in the social network platform; and determining a property of a user interacting with a social network platform function according to a property of the social network platform function.
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited

Temperature correction x-ray detector

The present invention provides temperature correction system and method for x-ray detector. The method comprises: obtaining offset data of pixel units of the x-ray detector at a current temperature; subtracting calibration offset data of each pixel unit at a preset temperature from the offset data of the pixel unit at the current temperature to obtain a current offset data increment of each pixel unit; obtaining x-ray response data of each pixel unit with a preset scanning parameter at the current temperature; obtaining a current x-ray response data increment of each pixel unit based on a pre-stored transform function, wherein the transform function uses the current offset data increment of each pixel unit and the x-ray response data of each pixel unit at the current temperature as independent variables, and uses the current x-ray response data increment of each pixel unit as a dependent variable; and obtaining corrected x-ray response data of each pixel unit by subtracting the current x-ray response data increment of each pixel unit from the x-ray response data of each pixel unit at the current temperature..
General Electric Company

Method and system for processing lifelong learning of terminal and apparatus

A method and a system for processing lifelong learning of a terminal, and an apparatus is presented. The method for processing lifelong learning of a terminal according to the present disclosure includes sending, to a server, a request for downloading a function module, where the download request includes description information of the function module; receiving the function module that is sent by the server and is corresponding to the description information; and using the function module to expand and/or update a local function.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

Identification of audio content facilitated by playback device

An example playback device includes one or more processors and a non-transitory computer-readable medium storing instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the playback device to perform functions. The functions include receiving digital data representing audio content.
Sonos, Inc.

Information display regarding playback queue subscriptions

An example non-transitory computer-readable medium stores instructions that, when executed by a control device, cause the control device to perform functions. The functions comprise configuring a first playback device associated with a first user-account to (i) play media content from a playback queue comprising one or more audio tracks stored at a network location and (ii) enable one or more other user-accounts associated with other playback devices to subscribe to the playback queue.
Sonos, Inc.

Digital optical transmitter, optical communication system using the same, and digital optical transmission method

A digital optical transmitter of the present invention comprises an optical modulator, pre-equalization factor computation means for generating transform functions for compensating waveform distortion to occur in the optical modulator, and pre-equalization signal generation means for outputting third data and fourth data after creating them by performing a pre-equalization process on first data and second data. Here, through the transform functions, the first data is added to the fourth data, in a manner depending on a characteristic of the optical modulator, and the second data is added to the third data, in a manner depending on a characteristic of the optical modulator..
Nec Corporation

Mobile device carrier

A mobile device carrier includes a back panel configured to receive and electrically couple with a mobile device, so as to at least partially cover a back of the mobile device, and a cover panel pivotally coupled with the back panel. The cover panel includes an interior surface configured to at least partially cover a front face of the mobile device and including a first set of actuators arranged to enable a user to enter data into the mobile device, and an exterior surface including a second set of actuators arranged to enable input to the mobile device.

Television band (tvbd) channel quieting across diverse radio access technologies

Disclosed herein are methods and apparatus for the communication of wireless data using diverse radio access technologies (rats) in television band (tvbd) frequencies. An architecture for communicating wireless data in tvbd frequencies may include one or more network nodes that perform functions related to the coordination of channel quieting across multiple diverse rats.
Interdigital Patent Holdings, Inc.

I/o co-processor coupled hybrid computing device

An apparatus and method provide power to perform functions on a computing device. In one example, the apparatus contains multiple processors that may operate at different power levels to consume different amounts of power.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Vdsl2 and g.fast sfp for any-phy platform

A transceiver in the form of an integrated small form-factor pluggable (sfp) module is described. The sfp module may include a processor, a hybrid circuit, a transformer, a rj45 connector and a sfp connector.
Metanoia Communications Inc.

File explorer system usable in an emulated integrated development environment (ide)

A method and apparatus for a user-friendly file explorer usable in an emulated integrated development environment (ide). The file explorer may allow users to perform functions within an emulated ide that were previously unavailable.
Unisys Corporation

Synchronized audio mixing

A first example playback device includes one or more processors and a non-transitory computer-readable medium storing instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the first playback device to perform functions. The functions include generating a mixed audio signal comprising one or more components of a first audio stream and one or more components of a second audio stream; and playing the mixed audio signal, where the one or more components of the second audio stream of the mixed audio signal played by the first playback device are played in synchrony with a second playback device configured to play the second audio stream.
Sonos, Inc.

Compositions and methods for the removal of biofilms

This disclosure provides isolated or recombinant polypeptides that are useful to vaccinate individuals suffering from chronic/recurrent biofilm disease or as a therapeutic for those with an existing infection. The individual's immune system will then naturally generate antibodies which prevent or clear these bacteria from the host by interfering with the construction and or maintenance of a functional protective biofilm.
Research Institute At Nationwide Children's Hospital

Competency based device access

A system and method are provided to enable competency based device access. The ability for a user to use a particular device may require demonstration of a skill or competency.

Image calibrating stitching images and related camera and image processing system with image calibrating function

An image calibrating method for stitching images includes calculating contrast values of a plurality of images, and comparing the contrast values to set the image with maximal contrast value as a reference image; others of the plurality of images are set as target images. The image calibrating method further includes calculating cumulative distribution functions of the reference image and the target images respectively, and obtaining a transform function according to the cumulative distribution functions of the reference image and the target images for pixel adjustment of the target images.

Electronic meetings with known participants but anonymous comments

Computer-readable media embodying instructions executable by a computer to perform functions having corresponding methods comprise: joining a user of the computer to an electronic meeting; causing a display device to display a list of participants in the electronic meeting; receiving electronic messages, wherein each electronic message comprises a comment contributed by one of the participants; and causing the display device to display each comment without displaying an identity of the participant who contributed the comment.. .

Methods, systems and apparatus to manage an authentication sequence

Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed to manage an authentication sequence. An example disclosed apparatus includes a verification engine to verify whether a platform policy sequence is authorized for the platform, when the platform policy sequence is authorized, a policy sequence engine to extract an ordered sequence of credential types from the platform policy sequence, in response to a platform log in request, a platform instruction engine to transmit an instruction for a first one of the credential types associated with a first sequence position of the platform policy sequence, to determine whether a response to the instruction contains a value indicative of the first credential type, and when the response contains the value indicative of the first credential type, comparing the value to a first threshold confidence value, and a platform authorization engine to unlock platform functionality when the value indicative of the first credential type satisfies the first threshold confidence value..

Method of constructing distribution line using extra-high voltage neutral line combined with overhead earth wire having separate installation structure of extra-high voltage neutral line and low-voltage neutral line

The present invention relates to a distribution line, and more particularly, to a method of constructing a distribution line using an extra-high voltage neutral line combined with an overhead earth wire having a separate installation structure of the extra-high voltage neutral line and a low-voltage neutral line for improving electric power quality, in which a distribution line simultaneously perform functions of an overhead earth wire for shielding lightning, an extra-high voltage neutral line for returning unbalanced currents and fault currents and an optical communication line for establishing a communication network, such that a number of disconnections of power lines is reduced by reducing surge voltage thereby achieving excellent lightning shielding effects such as improved power quality, etc., construction costs are reduced, load is reduced, construction quality is improved, and aesthetic features of the urban area is improved by simplifying the distribution equipment.. .

Multipurpose leveraging paint can holder

A leveraging can holder enables secure retention of a paint can, and performs multiple functions pertinent to the can. The can holder has a sufficiently elongated and rigid composition, such that a leveraging effect can be applied on the can for supporting the can and performing functions to the can that require leveraging.

Data transmission security improvements

A method of securely transmitting communication information from a first terminal operating in a first coordinate measurement domain to a second remotely-located terminal operating in a second coordinate measurement domain is described. The method comprises: combining the communication information with extraneous information to create a data signal; determining a value of an identification variable expressed with respect to the first coordinate measurement domain, the identification variable value enabling the location of the communication information concealed within the data signal to be determined; transmitting the data signal and the identification variable value from the first terminal to the second terminal; using a coordinate transform function configured to map coordinate values from the first coordinate measurement domain to the second coordinate measurement domain to calculate a value of the received identification variable expressed with respect to the second coordinate measurement domain; and extracting the information from the received data signal using the calculated identification variable value to distinguish the communication information from the extraneous information..
Omarco Network Solutions Limited

Functionalized nanoscale fibers and composite materials

A method is provided for functionalizing nanoscale fibers including reacting a plurality of nanoscale fibers with at least one epoxide monomer to chemically bond the at least one epoxide monomer to surfaces of the nanoscale fibers to form functionalized nanoscale fibers. Functionalized nanoscale fibers, nanoscale fiber films, and composite materials are also provided..
Florida State University Reseach Foundation

Low power equalizer and its training

Described is an apparatus which comprises: samplers operable to perform linear equalization training and to perform function of an un-rolled decision feedback equalizer (dfe); and logic to select output of offset samplers, from among the samplers, when two adjacent bits of an input signal are the same. Described is an equalization scheme which comprises a linear equalizer (le) operable to match a first post-cursor residual isi tap to a first pre-cursor residual isi tap for a non-lone bit transition of the input signal..

Optical systems including lens assemblies and methods of imaging fields of view using such optical systems

Optical systems including lens assemblies and methods of imaging fields of view using such optical systems are disclosed. An optical system for imaging a two dimensional field includes a first lens assembly, a first scanning mirror, a second lens assembly, and a two dimensional image sensor.
Corning Incorporated





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