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Date/App# patent app List of recent Graph-related patents
02/04/16
20160037497 
 Enhanced base station and  communicating through an enhanced distributed antenna system (edas) patent thumbnailEnhanced base station and communicating through an enhanced distributed antenna system (edas)
Embodiments of an enhanced base station and method for communicating through an enhanced distributed antenna system (edas) are generally described herein. The edas includes geographically-separated antenna nodes and each of the antenna nodes has a plurality of antenna elements.
Intel Corporation


02/04/16
20160037480 
 Method and  enforcing tiered geographical anonymity in a mobile device patent thumbnailMethod and enforcing tiered geographical anonymity in a mobile device
A disclosed method of operation includes generating a first resolution geographic descriptor that identifies a first size geographic grid area. The first size geographic grid area includes a specific location identified by mobile device location data but does not identify the specific location.
Google Technology Holdings Llc


02/04/16
20160037437 
 Control of services at a cell level or a sector level patent thumbnailControl of services at a cell level or a sector level
A device may connect to a base station included in a service provider network. The base station may serve a geographic area where the device is located.
Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.


02/04/16
20160037357 
 Method for predicting the radio field level and/or the duration of propagation of cellular telephone networks using high-resolution terrain databases patent thumbnailMethod for predicting the radio field level and/or the duration of propagation of cellular telephone networks using high-resolution terrain databases
A method of predicting the level of radio field and/or the duration of radio propagation of a mobile telephone network for the coverage of a cell using the ray tracing technique and utilizing geographical databases, wherein the database directly utilized is a matrix base composed of pixels, each pixel carrying at least an information item specific to the type of ground cover and an information item specific to the height of the ground cover, a vectorization processing is applied to the matrix base to linearize the contours of obstacles encountered while rays are fictitiously traced, the rays according to the obstacles encountered being either reflected or diffracted and scattered, whilst the global attenuation and/or propagation duration is calculated, the vectorization processing of the contours of obstacles being applied to matrix bases to linearize the contours of obstacles encountered by forming straight lines whose positions and various angles are known accurately.. .
Softwave Wireless


02/04/16
20160037347 
 Method for granting a plurality of electronic communication devices access to a local area network patent thumbnailMethod for granting a plurality of electronic communication devices access to a local area network
Method for granting a plurality of electronic communication devices access to a local area network (lan) via an access point using a single cryptographic key to secure communications exchanged through the lan. The method comprising an activation phase performed once at initialization of the lan and an operating phase wherein the electronic communication devices accesses the lan.
Nagravision S.a.


02/04/16
20160037322 
 Method for use in device-to-device communication, wireless communication system, and architecture patent thumbnailMethod for use in device-to-device communication, wireless communication system, and architecture
A wireless communication system (100) is disclosed in which ues (120a-120c) can operate in a cellular mode wherein data is transmitted from one ue to another via one or more access nodes in a cellular network, and at least some ues (120c) are d2d-ues which can also operate in a direct communication mode wherein a pair of d2d-ues transmit data directly from one to the other, wherein d2d-ues operating in the direct communication mode maintain control signaling connection with the network and periodically change to the cellular mode and send csi to the network, and the network uses csi and/or network available geographical location information for d2d-ues in determining whether to cause d2d-ues to operate in the direct communication mode or the cellular mode.. .
Nec Corporation


02/04/16
20160037301 
 Apparatus, computer-readable medium, and method to determine a user equipment location in a cellular network using signals from a wireless local area network (wlan) patent thumbnailApparatus, computer-readable medium, and method to determine a user equipment location in a cellular network using signals from a wireless local area network (wlan)
An apparatus, computer-readable medium, and method to determine a user equipment (ue) location in a wireless network using signals from a wireless local-area network are disclosed. A wireless communication network entity may be configured to send wlan assistance data to a ue.

02/04/16
20160037228 
 Method and system for presenting electronic programming guides patent thumbnailMethod and system for presenting electronic programming guides
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a media processor having a controller to present a graphic user interface (gui) for customizing an electronic programming guide (epg), the gui including a plurality of scrollable media channels, each media channel accompanied by an image, a description of the media channel, an option to select the media channel for inclusion in the epg, a first button to customize the epg according to one or more media channels selected, and a second button to request additional information about a media channel highlighted in the gui. Other embodiments are disclosed..
At&t Intellectual Property I, Lp


02/04/16
20160037201 
 Systems and methods for addressable targeting of advertising content patent thumbnailSystems and methods for addressable targeting of advertising content
A method of targeting of advertising content for a consumer product is disclosed. The method comprises obtaining consumer demographic data from a first server over a network, the consumer demographic data including a plurality of demographic attributes for each person among a plurality of persons; obtaining product purchaser data for a plurality of product purchasers of the consumer product from a second server over the network, each product purchaser among the plurality of product purchasers being among the plurality of persons; and enriching the purchaser data with the consumer demographic data.
Lucid Commerce, Inc.


02/04/16
20160037197 
 Systems and methods for sell-side tv ad optimization patent thumbnailSystems and methods for sell-side tv ad optimization
Systems and methods are disclosed for targeting of advertising content for a consumer product, by obtaining consumer demographic data, the consumer demographic data including a plurality of demographic attributes for each person; identifying a plurality of media slots; and obtaining program information for a respective identified program aired in each media slot among the plurality of media slots, the program information including viewing data of a plurality of viewing persons viewing the program and each viewing person being among the plurality of persons. The methods also include enriching the viewing data with the consumer demographic data; identifying a plurality of advertiser industries; enriching the product purchaser data with the consumer demographic data; calculating a relevance of each advertiser industry among the plurality of advertiser industries for each identified program based on demographic attributes of the product purchasers in each advertiser industry and demographic attributes of the viewing persons..
Lucid Commerce, Inc.


02/04/16
20160037152 

Photography apparatus and method thereof


An image photographing apparatus is provided. The image photographing apparatus includes a first photographing unit configured to photograph an image by using a phase difference image sensor, a second photographing unit configured to be spaced on a side of the first photographing unit, a controller configured to generate a first depth map by using a first image photographed by the first photographing unit and generate a second depth map by using a second image photographed by the second photographing unit, and an image processor configured to generate a three-dimensional (3d) image by using the first depth map and the second depth map..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160037143 

Method and device for automatically generating and projecting multi-surface images


A method for automatically generating and projecting multi-surface image which automatically recognizes a plurality of projection surfaces using an image projector and a camera and projects images separately, includes: projecting scan image for pixel determination on a scan area including the plurality of projection surfaces using the image projector; recognizing the plurality of projection surfaces using image of the scan area including the plurality of projection surfaces photographed by the camera; matching the projection surfaces recognized by the image photographed by the camera while the scan image is projected and corresponding pixels of a display screen of the image projector; and projecting image which fills the pixel area of the display screen of the image projector corresponding to the areas of the projection surfaces.. .
Easywith Co., Ltd


02/04/16
20160037134 

Methods and systems of simulating time of day and environment of remote locations


In one embodiment, a method includes the step of capturing, at a remote location with a set of digital cameras, a series of digital photographs of a landscape, wherein the series of digital photographs is taken over at least a twenty-four hour period, and wherein the capturing is managed by a remote computing device that comprises a computer process, a memory and computer networking system. The method includes the step of positioning the set of digital cameras to match an angle of a computer-display screen.

02/04/16
20160037102 

Image pickup apparatus, and control method thereof


An image processing apparatus obtains an image signal of an image pickup element having a pupil division unit that restricts light of an optical image of an object arriving at each pixel of the element to light from a specific pupil area of a photographing lens. A memory unit stores information of a pixel defect of the element.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


02/04/16
20160037087 

Image segmentation for a live camera feed


Techniques are disclosed for segmenting an image frame of a live camera feed. A biasing scheme can be used to initially localize pixels within the image that are likely to contain the object being segmented.
Adobe Systems Incorporated


02/04/16
20160037081 

Method and dynamic image content manipulation


For dynamic image content manipulation, a target area key signal ka defines a target area of a first program signal pgm1 which is to be modified. A difference key signal kd is generated as a combination of the target area key signal ka and a graphics key signal kg which defines coverage over a clean feed image signal cf by a graphics fill signal fg to give the first program signal pgm1.
Supponor Oy


02/04/16
20160037072 

Digital photographing method and apparatus


A digital photographing method and apparatus include determining a motion vector of an object in a preview image, determining whether the motion vector meets a predetermined condition and, when it does, generating an image capturing signal to photograph a scene desired by a user.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160037069 

Digital photographing apparatus, methods of controlling the same, and computer-readable storage medium to increase success rates in panoramic photography


Digital photographing apparatus, methods of controlling the same, and computer-readable storage medium to increase success rates in panoramic photography are disclosed. A method of controlling a digital photographing apparatus is provided that includes initiating panoramic photography, and providing a capture guide when an image is captured during the panoramic photography..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160037067 

Method for generating image and electronic device thereof


A method and an electronic device are disclosed. The electronic device includes a camera, an illumination sensor, and at least one processor.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160037042 

Shooting method and apparatus of electronic device, and electronic device


Embodiments of the present invention provide a shooting method and apparatus of an electronic device, and the electronic device. The shooting method of an electronic device provided in the embodiments of the present invention includes: enabling a front-facing camera to prepare for shooting; and when the front-facing camera is used to perform shooting, adjusting a pixel grayscale of a liquid crystal display to a set grayscale value and/or adjusting a color of the liquid crystal display to a set color, so as to supplement light to an object being photographed.
Huawei Device Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160037038 

Information processing method applied to terminal and terminal


An information processing method applied to a terminal, where the method includes acquiring existing photographing status information; generating notification information according to the existing photographing status information; outputting the notification information, so that a user adjusts a photographing status of the terminal according to the notification information. In addition, the embodiments of the present disclosure further provide a terminal.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160037035 

Self-illuminated handheld lens for retinal examination and photography and related method thereof


System and method directed towards providing full and even illumination of a patient's retina through lighting integrated into a handheld fundus lens. By integrating the lighting, the method and system reduces and even eliminate many lens artifacts and reflections.
University Of Virginia Patent Foundation


02/04/16
20160037026 

360 degree camera mount and related photographic and video system


A camera holding assembly that is configured to hold a plurality of cameras in a predetermined orientation includes a support having a plurality of receptacles. Each of the receptacles include at least one feature enabling a camera to be releasably retained therein as well as at least one and preferably at least three attachment features configured for enabling the camera holding assembly to be secured to another object.
360 Heros, Inc.


02/04/16
20160037004 

Image forming apparatus and image forming system


An image forming apparatus has an image reading unit which reads an image, a photographing unit, a storing unit, a printing unit, a detecting unit, a notifying unit, an extracting unit, and a displaying unit. When the detecting unit detects untaken printed paper, the notifying unit notifies a user to promote reading of the image of the untaken printed paper by the image reading unit.
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.


02/04/16
20160036893 

A system of geographic migration of workloads between private and public clouds


A database contains available cloud environments to which a virtual image workload may be deployed. The database includes ratings for each available cloud option, such as cost, distance, reliability, which workloads that environment may handle.
International Business Machines Corporation


02/04/16
20160036889 

Automated media delivery system


An automatic graphics delivery system that operates in parallel with an existing web site infrastructure is provided. The system streamlines the post-production process by automating the production of media through content generation procedures controlled by proprietary tags placed by an author within urls embedded within web documents..
Automated Media Processing Solutions, Inc., Dba Equilibrium, "amps, Inc.''


02/04/16
20160036821 

Method of advertising using an electronic processor authorization challenge


A method of advertising using an electronic processor authorization challenge. An advertisement is combined with an authorization key to form an image.

02/04/16
20160036817 

Protected graphical user interface for role-based application and data access


Methods, systems, and computer program products for a protected graphical user interface for role-based application and data access are provided herein. A method for controlling access on an endpoint device to at least a portion of an application includes obtaining a default configuration indicating whether one or more widget functions associated with the application are enabled in a graphical user interface; modifying one or more of the widget functions in the default configuration to a disabled status in the graphical user interface based on a privilege configuration; determining if one or more user click events generated using the graphical user interface are associated with a widget function having the disabled status; and preventing the user click events having the disabled status from being provided to an operating system for further processing, wherein at least one of the steps is carried out by a computing device..
International Business Machines Corporation


02/04/16
20160036792 

Systems, apparatus, and methods for private communication


Systems, apparatus, methods, etc. For private communications among trusted parties facilitated by untrusted parties.
Rhovo, Llc


02/04/16
20160036791 

System and wireless data protection


Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for wireless data protection utilizing cryptographic key management on a primary device and a backup device. A system encrypts a file with a file key and encrypts the file key twice, resulting in two encrypted file keys.
Apple Inc.


02/04/16
20160036790 

System and identity verification across mobile applications


Embodiments are directed to methods, apparatuses, computer readable media and systems for authenticating a user on a user device across multiple mobile applications. The identity of the user is validated by encoding and subsequently validating cryptographically encrypted data in a shared data store accessible by the mobile applications tied to the same entity.

02/04/16
20160036789 

Secure host authentication using symmetric key crytography


Methods of securely authenticating a host to a storage system are provided. A series of authentication sessions are illustratively performed.
Seagate Technology Llc


02/04/16
20160036777 

Method of near real-time automated global geographical ip address discovery and lookup by executing computer-executable instructions stored on a non-transitory computer-readable medium


A method of near real-time global geographical ip address automated lookup utilizes an automated system continually performing a plurality of ip address location discovery techniques including traceroute automation, global server triangulation other geo ip discovery techniques and rolling cross checks across the system to build and maintain a global geo ip database with known geo locations of ip addresses. The geo ip database may be utilized to request the geo location of a specific ip address, and if the geo location of the specific ip address is unknown the system attempts to acquire the geo location of the specific ip address using the ip address location discovery techniques..
Aaa Internet Publishing, Inc.


02/04/16
20160036746 

Messaging system and method


A method of cross-platform messaging including receiving, by a messaging system, at least one initial message having a message format, an initial message layout and data indicative of at least one user associated with the at least one initial message, and before delivery to a destination communication device associated with the at least one user, converting, by the messaging system, an initial message into an adapted message, and facilitating, by the messaging system, delivery of the adapted message to the destination communication device. The adapted message is characterized by, at least, an adapted message layout, and the adapted message layout differs from the initial message layout in a characteristic associated with respective message layout such as number of media objects, a graphical image of a media object, a size of a placeholder related to a media object, and a location of a media object within a respective message layout..
Triplay, Inc.


02/04/16
20160036745 

Messaging system and method


A method of cross-platform messaging including receiving, by a messaging system, at least one initial message having a message format, an initial message layout and data indicative of at least one user associated with the at least one initial message, and before delivery to a destination communication device associated with the at least one user, converting, by the messaging system, an initial message into an adapted message, and facilitating, by the messaging system, delivery of the adapted message to the destination communication device. The adapted message is characterized by, at least, an adapted message layout, and the adapted message layout differs from the initial message layout in a characteristic associated with respective message layout such as number of media objects, a graphical image of a media object, a size of a placeholder related to a media object, and a location of a media object within a respective message layout..
Triplay, Inc.


02/04/16
20160036744 

Messaging system and method


A method of cross-platform messaging including receiving, by a messaging system, at least one initial message having a message format, an initial message layout and data indicative of at least one user associated with the at least one initial message, and before delivery to a destination communication device associated with the at least one user, converting, by the messaging system, an initial message into an adapted message, and facilitating, by the messaging system, delivery of the adapted message to the destination communication device. The adapted message is characterized by, at least, an adapted message layout, and the adapted message layout differs from the initial message layout in a characteristic associated with respective message layout such as number of media objects, a graphical image of a media object, a size of a placeholder related to a media object, and a location of a media object within a respective message layout..
Triplay, Inc.


02/04/16
20160036743 

Messaging system and method


A method of cross-platform messaging including receiving, by a messaging system, at least one initial message having a message format, an initial message layout and data indicative of at least one user associated with the at least one initial message, and before delivery to a destination communication device associated with the at least one user, converting, by the messaging system, an initial message into an adapted message, and facilitating, by the messaging system, delivery of the adapted message to the destination communication device. The adapted message is characterized by, at least, an adapted message layout, and the adapted message layout differs from the initial message layout in a characteristic associated with respective message layout such as number of media objects, a graphical image of a media object, a size of a placeholder related to a media object, and a location of a media object within a respective message layout..
Triplay, Inc.


02/04/16
20160036742 

Messaging system and method


A method of cross-platform messaging including receiving, by a messaging system, at least one initial message having a message format, an initial message layout and data indicative of at least one user associated with the at least one initial message, and before delivery to a destination communication device associated with the at least one user, converting, by the messaging system, an initial message into an adapted message, and facilitating, by the messaging system, delivery of the adapted message to the destination communication device. The adapted message is characterized by, at least, an adapted message layout, and the adapted message layout differs from the initial message layout in a characteristic associated with respective message layout such as number of media objects, a graphical image of a media object, a size of a placeholder related to a media object, and a location of a media object within a respective message layout..
Triplay, Inc.


02/04/16
20160036739 

Thank you message processing online gifting


A thank you message generation system includes a server that functions with a recipient computing device to generate a graphical user interface (gui) on a display of the recipient computing device to receive gratitude information directed to a giver of a gift in which the gift received via a gift message received by the recipient computing device. The server extracts at least one element of gift information from the received gift message, generates a thank you message using the gratitude information and the gift information, and transmits the thank you message to a giver computing device of the giver..
Gift Card Impressions, Llc


02/04/16
20160036707 

Flow based network service insertion


Techniques are provided to generate and store a network graph database comprising information that indicates a service node topology, and virtual or physical network services available at each node in a network. A service request is received for services to be performed on packets traversing the network between at least first and second endpoints.
Cisco Technology, Inc.


02/04/16
20160036661 

Revising connection strengths in a social graph


During a feedback technique, a system that provides a social network requests feedback regarding an initial connection strength associated with an edge between two nodes in the social graph, which are associated with an entity and a counterparty, respectively. Note that the social graph represents interactions among users of the social network.
Linkedln Corporation


02/04/16
20160036646 

Method and determining area in which ip address is located


Embodiments of the present application disclose a method and an apparatus for determining a geographical area in which an ip address is located, the method including: acquiring a set of accounts of an application server to which one or more positioning terminals log in during a predetermined time period, wherein the account set is associated with a target ip address; determining a position of a respective positioning terminal corresponding to each account in the account set; collecting statistics for calculation according to the determined positions of the one or more positioning terminals to determine a geographical area in which each positioning terminal is located; and obtaining, according to the area in which each positioning terminal is located, a geographical area in which the target ip address is located. By using the present application, a geographical area with high precision to which an ip address belongs may be determined as needed..
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited


02/04/16
20160036634 

Zero touch configuration support for unniversal serial bus modem on a network device


The present disclosure discloses a method and a network device for zero touch configuration support for universal serial bus (usb) modem on a network device. Specifically, an access point determines an identifier of a network device connected to the access point, and location information corresponding to the access point.
Aruba Networks, Inc.


02/04/16
20160036587 

Secure key derivation functions


Secure key derivation within a virtualized execution environment may involve a key derivation module executing within a platform layer of the execution environment. An application executing within an application layer of the execution environment may access the key derivation module in order to generate a cryptographic key according to a key derivation function.
Oracle International Corporation


02/04/16
20160036585 

Method and system for simulating a noisy communications channel based on a cryptographic function implemented in fpga or asic


A method of simulating communication channel noise comprising generating, by a fpga or asic, a stream of uniformly distributed random variables using a cryptographic algorithm, applying a mathematical transform to the uniformly distributed random variables using the fpga or asic to create a signal comprised of normally distributed random variables, adjusting a mean and variance of the signal using the fpga or asic, outputting, by the fpga or asic, an output noise signal, adding, by the fpga or asic, i and q samples of the output noise signal to i and q symbols of a data carrier signal at complex baseband, modulating, using a modulator, the summed i and q symbols to create a composite carrier signal, and upconverting using an upconverter, the composite carrier signal for transmission across a telecommunications channel to simulate a noisy telecommunications channel.. .
Comtech Ef Data Corp.


02/04/16
20160036518 

High capacity satellite communications system


A high capacity satellite communications system including a satellite with a beam for a forward downlink focused on a geographic area for which disproportionately higher capacity is desired, a hub located in a geographic area for which disproportionately lower capacity is desired, compared to the location of a vsat, and the vsat located in area where a beam for a forward downlink received by the vsat from the satellite does not overlap with a beam for a return downlink received by the hub from a satellite.. .
Hughes Network Systems, Llc


02/04/16
20160036081 

Graphene-based proton exchange membrane for direct methanol fuel cells


A proton exchange membrane (pem) for use in a direct methanol fuel cell (dmfc) is a laminate of graphene oxide (go) or sulfonated graphene oxide (sgo) platelets. The mean size of the platelets is at least 10 μm in diameter and the platelets are combined as a laminate.
University Of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.


02/04/16
20160036061 

Tethering of cofactors on graphene-like materials


A family of customizable tethering molecules for tethering cofactors such as, but not necessarily limited to, nicotinamine adenine dinucleotide (nad+/nadh, nad(p)+/nad(p)h) to substrates or structures formed from or including graphene-like materials is described. The tethered cofactor can then be used, for example, as biosensors employed for clinical diagnostic, food industry, medical drug development and environmental and military applications, as well as in reagentless biofuel cells for power generation..
Stc.unm


02/04/16
20160036048 

Composite


According to one embodiment, there is provided a composite. The composite includes a graphene sheet material, active material particles, and a carbon layer located between the graphene sheet material and the active material particles.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


02/04/16
20160036035 

Carbon containing binderless electrode formation


An anode or negative electrode having a material matrix of carbon, graphene and an active element such as silicon or tin is described. The electrode is fabricated from an electrode slurry that does not utilize an organic binder.
Sinode Systems, Inc.


02/04/16
20160035760 

Array substrate and manufacturing the same, and display device


The invention belongs to the field of display technology, and particularly provides an array substrate and a method for manufacturing the same, and a display device. The array substrate includes a base substrate, and a thin film transistor and driving electrodes provided on the base substrate, the thin film transistor includes a gate, a gate insulating layer, an active layer, a source and a drain, the driving electrodes include a slit-shaped electrode and a plate-shaped electrode which are located in different layers and at least partially overlap with each other in the orthographic projection direction, the source, the drain and the active layer are formed so that part of their bottom surfaces are located in the same plane, and a resin layer is further provided between the thin film transistor and the plate-shaped electrode..
Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160035676 

Semiconductor devices and methods of fabricating the same


Semiconductor devices may include a substrate including an active region defined by a device isolation layer, source/drain regions in the active region, word lines extending in a first direction parallel to the active region and being arranged in a second direction crossing the first direction, a bit line pattern extending in the second direction and crossing over a portion of the active region positioned between the word lines, and a graphene pattern covering at least a portion of the bit line pattern.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160035605 

Support structure, controlling the temperature of the same, and apparatuses including the same


Disclosed are support structure apparatuses for holding a substrate or patterning device, for example in a lithographic apparatus, and apparatuses comprising such support structure apparatuses. The support structure apparatus comprises a temperature regulation system for controlling the temperature of the support structure and one or more temperature sensors located on the periphery of said support structure being operable to measure the temperature of the support structure at said periphery.
Asml Netherlands B.v.


02/04/16
20160035571 

Lithography using high selectivity spacers for pitch reduction


A method embodiment for patterning a semiconductor device includes patterning a dummy layer over a hard mask to form one or more dummy lines. A sidewall aligned spacer is conformably formed over the one or more dummy lines and the hard mask.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.


02/04/16
20160035456 

Electrically conductive polymer compositions


Embodiments of the present invention relate to an electrically conductive composition and an article. The electrically conductive composition comprises a polymer, graphene sheets, and carbon black, wherein the ratio of the graphene sheets to carbon black is about 1:2 to about 1:20.
Vorbeck Materials Corp.


02/04/16
20160035347 

Systems and methods for performing asr in the presence of heterographs


Systems and methods for performing asr in the presence of heterographs are provided. Verbal input is received from the user that includes a plurality of utterances.
Rovi Guides, Inc.


02/04/16
20160035248 

Providing food-portion recommendations to facilitate dieting


The system provides dietary and nutritional information, such as portion-size recommendations, portion-selection guidance, and portion-selection feedback includes various components. For instance, a request for dietary and nutritional information of a food item is received and an image is obtained that depicts the food item.
Sciencestyle Capital Partners, Llc


02/04/16
20160035245 

Method and educational tool for teaching vocational skills to people with autism


The method involves teaching vocational skills to people with autism via facilitated, repeated hands-on practice. The method may include the system for analyzing the steps of a target vocational skill and the collecting the physical materials necessary to practice that skill in a hands-on fashion.

02/04/16
20160035243 

Portable health activity tracking device


A portable electronic device that assists in the maintenance of a healthy lifestyle by recording biometric measurement data, confirming completion of healthy activities, and generating graphs from biometric measurement data. The device may comprise a speaker for providing instructions to users as to how the portable device is to be used, results of biometric measurements, counting down the time remaining until a biometric measurement has been obtained, etc.
Humana Inc.


02/04/16
20160035231 

Method and system to provide an interactive cinematic reader for image driven publications


A method and system for providing a movie experience while reading an e-book. The system includes a book/package server containing proprietary .cpub (cinematic publishing) files.
Cornea Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.


02/04/16
20160035230 

Assessing a user's engagement with digital resources


An engagement index reflects a user's level of engagement with a digital resource. Actions of the user, such as the amount of time spent on a page, the number of pages accessed, the amount of time spent in a session, and the number and type of annotations made may be used as factors in the determination of the engagement index.
Vital Source Technologies, Inc.


02/04/16
20160035224 

System and enabling virtual sightseeing using unmanned aerial vehicles


A system of virtual sightseeing using unmanned aerial vehicles (uav) and methods of making and using same. The virtual sightseeing system can include a plurality of uavs arranged over a geographical area of interest in one or more ground configurations.
Sz Dji Technology Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160035215 

Dynamic determination of a geographically dispersed group for alert resolution


Described herein are techniques for receiving an alert associated with an entity and dynamically determining, based on the alert and on substantially real-time attributes for the entity, a geographically dispersed group in which each member of the geographically dispersed group either is a device associated with the entity or shares at least one attribute with the entity. The techniques further include requesting information about the entity from the geographically dispersed group, receiving information from at least a subset of the group, and taking action responsive to the alert based on the received information..
T-mobile Usa, Inc.


02/04/16
20160035204 

System and improving outdoor safety


At least one computer-readable storage medium encoded with executable instructions that, when executed by a first device, cause the first device to carry out a method that improves outdoor safety by optionally tracking the geographic location of a first device and, when a criterion for automatic emergency notification set at the first device is satisfied, transmitting a notification of an emergency to another device. The method may comprise in response to determining that tracking of a geographic location of the first device is enabled: determining a geographic location of the first device, and transmitting the geographic location of the first device to a second device; and in response to determining that a criterion for automatic emergency notification is satisfied, transmitting a notification of an emergency for a user to a third device different from the second device..

02/04/16
20160035183 

Electronic gaming machine service bus


A gaming system includes a modular network services manager (nsm) component which controls communication for network components and network-based services of a gaming machine coupled to an internal communication network coupled to an external communications network. The nsm provides a single external network address for the wagering gaming machine network-based services (e.g., operating system, player interface/overlay graphical user interface, video combining, audio control, printing, touchscreen, bill validation, etc.).
Wms Gaming Inc.


02/04/16
20160035142 

Image-based deformation of simulated characters of varied topology


A graphical asset associated with a simulated character of a video game is received. A first image and a second image associated with the simulated character are subsequently received, the first image comprising graphical displacement mapping information for a first topology of image deformation and the second image comprising graphical displacement mapping information for a second topology of deformation.
Electronic Arts Inc.


02/04/16
20160035138 

Transparent display device and control method thereof


A transparent display device is provided, which includes: a transparent display; a camera; a graphic processor configured to generate an augmented reality (ar) object; and a controller configured to operate in at least one of a transparent ar mode in which the ar object is displayed on the transparent display and a video ar mode in which the ar object is displayed on an image captured by the camera. The controller is further configured to switch between the transparent ar mode and the video ar mode in response to an occurrence of a predetermined event..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160035129 

Control of a sample mask from a fragment shader program


A method, system, and computer program product for controlling a sample mask from a fragment shader are disclosed. The method includes the steps of generating a fragment for each pixel that is covered, at least in part, by a primitive and determining coverage information for each fragment corresponding to the primitive.
Nvidia Corporation


02/04/16
20160035128 

Graphics processing system for performing deferred vertex attribute shading based on split vertex bitstreams and related graphics processing method


A graphics processing system includes a first storage device, a second storage device, a vertex position shader, a vertex classification module, and a vertex attribute shader. The vertex position shader performs vertex position shading for vertices of primitives in a frame at a binning process.
Mediatek Singapore Pte. Ltd.


02/04/16
20160035114 

Consolidation and customization of graph-based models


Techniques of consolidation and customization of graph-based models are disclosed. A first graph-based representation of a first model can comprise a first set of nodes corresponding to data items of the first model, and a second graph-based representation of a second model can comprise a second set of nodes corresponding to data items of the second model.

02/04/16
20160035112 

Method, apparatus, and storage medium for reconstructing cardiac image


A method includes: collecting projection data and recording electrocardiogram data when computed tomographic scanning is performed on a patient, selecting, from the projection data and based on the electrocardiogram data, first projection data related to each cardiac pixel in a same phase, and reconstructing, based on the first projection data, an image of the related cardiac pixel, to obtain a cardiac image; determining, based on the electrocardiogram data, a reconstruction phase of each reconstruction pixel in a first reconstruction region, where the first reconstruction region is an image region selected along the patient's head-to-foot direction from the cardiac image; and selecting, based on the reconstruction phase of each reconstruction pixel and from the projection data, second projection data related to the reconstruction pixel in the reconstruction phase, and reconstructing, based on the second projection data, an image of the reconstruction pixel.. .
Shenyang Neusoft Medical Systems Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160035103 

Vessel segmentation


The present invention relates to vessel segmentation. In order to provide an improved way of providing segmentation information with reduced x-ray dose, an x-ray image processing device (10) is provided that comprises an interface unit (12), and a data processing unit (14).
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


02/04/16
20160035087 

Semi-automated heart valve morphometry and computational stress analysis from 3d images


A method is provided for measuring or estimating stress distributions on heart valve leaflets by obtaining three-dimensional images of the heart valve leaflets, segmenting the heart valve leaflets in the three-dimensional images by capturing locally varying thicknesses of the heart valve leaflets in three-dimensional image data to generate an image-derived patient-specific model of the heart valve leaflets, and applying the image-derived patient-specific model of the heart valve leaflets to a finite element analysis (fea) algorithm to estimate stresses on the heart valve leaflets. The images of the heart valve leaflets may be obtained using real-time 3d transesophageal echocardiography (rt-3dtee).
The Trustees Of The University Of Pennsylvania


02/04/16
20160035086 

X-ray dose distribution calculation for a computed tomography examination


The invention relates to an apparatus (18) for calculating an x-ray dose distribution within an object for a computed tomography examination. A primary flux determination unit (15) determines firstly a primary flux distribution within the object, wherein then this determined primary flux distribution is used as an initial total flux distribution by a total flux determination unit (16) while applying a six-flux model algorithm.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


02/04/16
20160035077 

System for predicting errors on components of rotating machines by thermography


A system for computer-based detection of damage on machine components, such as misalignments and mechanical damage on bearings and clutches, with which mathematical linkage of the temperatures of selected regions of thermography pictures are compared with reference pictures. The system can consult photographs from the visible spectral range in the computed-based assessment..
Prüftechnik Ag


02/04/16
20160035061 

Generating and utilizing digital avatar data for online marketplaces


Disclosed are a system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program and a computer-implemented method for digital avatars. An interface module receives a request message to determine measurements of a user.

02/04/16
20160035060 

Method for watermarking the text portion of a document


A method for watermarking a document containing at least one text portion comprising the following steps: —determining a specific character font comprising, for at least one character, an original graphic and at least one variation, each of the variations being associated with a different value, said character being termed encodable characters; —using the specific character font to encode an item of information in the text portion of the document, by replacing at least one original graphic with a variation, the original graphic and the variation or variations being identified as a single character by a first optical character recognition process referred to as standard ocr and identified as a plurality of characters by a second optical character recognition process referred to as specific ocr that is capable of determining if the represented character is the original graphic or one of the variations of same and, if so, making it possible to determine the variation that is represented, a strict order relationship being defined on the encodable characters in order to establish the order in which the encodable characters are to be processed during the decoding phase.. .
Send Only Oked Documents (sood)


02/04/16
20160035059 

Methods involving maps, imagery, video and steganography


The disclosure describes methods and apparatus of providing steganographic indicia or digital watermarking in image or video data. One implementation provides a method of embedding a digital watermark in image data captured by an imager, with watermark embedding occurring on-chip with the imager.
Digimarc Corporation


02/04/16
20160035054 

Systems and methods for managing real estate titles and permissions


Methods and systems for managing real estate titles and permissions include using a key to identify titles and/or permissions. The key is preferably operable to control operations of electronic devices within geographic boundaries, with the geographic boundaries preferably being defined by a geofence and/or ip-based addressing.
Geofrenzy, Inc.


02/04/16
20160035035 

Transaction effects


A method comprising creating and storing, in computer memory, a financial graph having nodes and edges, wherein the nodes include first nodes representing assets and second nodes representing any one or more of accounts in which one or more of the assets are held, individuals who own one or more of the assets, or legal entities who own one or more of the assets; obtaining, from an asset custodian data source, asset transaction data associated with one or more of the assets represented by the first nodes of the financial graph; transforming the asset transaction data into one or more stored transaction objects, wherein each transaction object is associated with a plurality of transaction effect objects; wherein each of the plurality of transaction effect objects is associated with a particular edge in the financial graph and represents one of a credit to an account type associated with the particular edge and a debit from an account type associated with the particular edge.. .
Addepar, Inc.


02/04/16
20160035030 

Graphical display with integrated recent period zoom and historical period context data


A system and method are provided for displaying a data series. In one embodiment, a graphical interface is provided including at least one axis that is divided into a plurality of axis regions.
Trading Technologies International, Inc.


02/04/16
20160035016 

Method for experiencing multi-dimensional content in a virtual reality environment


A method for experiencing of multi-dimensional content in a virtual reality environment over a communications network is disclosed. The method includes generating a 3d avatar of a consumer based on a consumer's profile, generating a 3d virtual reality graphical environment including the avatar of the consumer, receiving a selection from the consumer of multi-dimensional content for experiencing and a predefined time for playing said multi-dimensional content, transmitting an invitation to invitee consumers to experience the multi-dimensional content, generating a virtual location in the multi-dimensional virtual reality graphical environment for playing said multi-dimensional content at the predetermined time in the virtual location in the multi-dimensional virtual reality graphical environment, for the avatars of the consumer and any invitee consumers present at the location at the predetermined time..

02/04/16
20160035015 

Electronic palette system for students


A system for generating design sample palettes over a network includes a database storing design products related to a plurality of categories of commercial products from a plurality of manufacturers. Interface circuitry displays the plurality of categories of commercial products and filtering criteria on a user interface and a sample palette server in operative communication with the database and the interface circuitry receives a user selection of one or more filtering criteria specifying one or more requested design features and updates the user interface to display a subset of the design products sharing at least one feature in common with the requested design features.

02/04/16
20160035014 

Database driven computer systems providing real-time updatable graphical user interfaces to track real-time value of media airings


In some embodiments, the present invention is directed to database driven computer systems providing real-time updatable graphical user interfaces to track real-time value of media airings, including: a specifically programmed server; a database accessible by the server, where the server includes a plurality of modules configured to perform: electronically and periodically obtaining media data, web tracking transaction data, call center transaction data, and fulfillment transaction data; associating, in real time, media data records of airings of creatives to fulfillment transaction records by matching records among database tables having media data, web tracking transaction data, call center transaction data, and fulfillment transaction data; continuously calculating, in real-time, a current value of a particular airing of a particular creative; and displaying a graphical user interface, including real-time updated look-up items, outputting one or more real-time report based at least on the continuously calculating the current value of the particular airing.. .





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