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Date/App# patent app List of recent Hs-related patents
06/23/16
20160183393 
 Mounting  electronic device and use thereof patent thumbnailMounting electronic device and use thereof
Mounting apparatus for securing an electronic device to facilitate operation of the device by a user in a hands-free manner are disclosed herein, as well as kits comprising and methods of using the same. Many electronic devices that are designed for handheld use (e.g., mobile phones, tablet devices, or the like) provide useful functionalities in a variety of activities that are not conducive to handheld use, particularly when considering that typical handheld use often requires availability of both hands (i.e., one hand to hold the device and the other hand for operating the device, e.g., interacting with a touchscreen user interface)..

06/23/16
20160183326 
 Mobile terminal and controlling method thereof patent thumbnailMobile terminal and controlling method thereof
A mobile terminal and controlling method thereof are disclosed. The present invention includes a touchscreen; a memory configured to store access point (ap) information; a 1st wireless communication unit configured to perform a communication with an ap (access point); and a controller configured to control a user interface for remotely controlling an external device to be displayed on the touchscreen or to be in a displayable state when the ap connected to the 1st wireless communication unit matches the stored ap information..

06/23/16
20160182816 
 Preventing photographs of unintended subjects patent thumbnailPreventing photographs of unintended subjects
Systems and methods are presented for identifying unintended subjects in an image to be captured and causing an action based on the unintended subjects. In some embodiments, the system receives image data indicative of an image to be captured, determines a first set of subjects within the image data, determines an identity of a second set of subjects included in the first set of subjects within the image data, and determined an existence of one or more unidentified subjects of the first set of subjects.

06/23/16
20160182699 
 Multifunction stylus patent thumbnailMultifunction stylus
This invention discloses a multifunction stylus that integrates the function of the conventional stylus and function of a mini phone handset together. The multifunction stylus can be used to assist in navigating, writing, and drawing when working with a touchscreen device.

06/23/16
20160182422 
 Gallery of messages from individuals with a shared interest patent thumbnailGallery of messages from individuals with a shared interest
A machine includes a processor and a memory connected to the processor. The memory stores instructions executed by the processor to receive a message and a message parameter indicative of a characteristic of the message, where the message includes a photograph or a video.

06/23/16
20160181036 
 Semi-wireless electric switch system patent thumbnailSemi-wireless electric switch system
A semi-wireless electric switch system controls power to electrical fixtures by multiplexing to remote solid state relays installed in the wiring junction of the fixtures. A mobile application is provided which may be downloaded and installed on the user's smartphone, tablet, laptop, or other electronic device.

06/23/16
20160180845 
 Mobile terminal and controlling method thereof patent thumbnailMobile terminal and controlling method thereof
A mobile terminal including a touchscreen; a camera; a memory; a wireless communication unit; and a controller configured to display a preview image input through the camera on the touchscreen, capture the preview image and execute a voice recognition function, in response to a first touch gesture performed on the touchscreen, and control the wireless communication unit to transmit the captured image to at least one counterpart terminal found through the voice recognition function in accordance with a voice input, in response to a release of the first touch gesture from the touchscreen.. .

06/23/16
20160180597 
 Computer implemented methods and systems for generating virtual body models for garment fit visualisation patent thumbnailComputer implemented methods and systems for generating virtual body models for garment fit visualisation
Methods for generating and sharing a virtual body model of a person, created with a small number of measurements and a single photograph, combined with one or more images of garments. The virtual body model represents a realistic representation of the users body and is used for visualizing photo-realistic fit visualizations of garments, hairstyles, make-up, and/or other accessories.

06/23/16
20160180433 
 Computer implemented methods and systems for generating virtual body models for garment fit visualisation patent thumbnailComputer implemented methods and systems for generating virtual body models for garment fit visualisation
Methods for generating and sharing a virtual body model of a person, created with a small number of measurements and a single photograph, combined with one or more images of garments. The virtual body model represents a realistic representation of the users body and is used for visualizing photo-realistic fit visualizations of garments, hairstyles, make-up, and/or other accessories.

06/23/16
20160180419 
 Computer implemented methods and systems for generating virtual body models for garment fit visualisation patent thumbnailComputer implemented methods and systems for generating virtual body models for garment fit visualisation
Methods for generating and sharing a virtual body model of a person, created with a small number of measurements and a single photograph, combined with one or more images of garments. The virtual body model represents a realistic representation of the users body and is used for visualizing photo-realistic fit visualizations of garments, hairstyles, make-up, and/or other accessories.

06/23/16
20160180181 

Obstacle detecting apparatus and obstacle detecting method


The present invention relates to an obstacle detecting apparatus and an obstacle detecting method and an exemplary embodiment of the present invention provides an obstacle detecting apparatus, including: a stereo camera which photographs a front of a vehicle to generate a left image and a right image; an image matching unit which applies a block matching algorithm to the left image and the right image to extract a plurality of feature points having a similarity which is equal to or larger than a reference value and calculate a coordinate and a depth of the plurality of extracted feature points; a plane calculating unit which connects every three feature points of the plurality of feature points to calculate a plurality of triangles, based on the coordinate and the depth of the plurality of feature points; a normal calculating unit which calculates directions of normal of the plurality of triangles, based on the coordinate and the depth of three feature points corresponding to vertexes of the plurality of triangles; and an obstacle detecting unit which detects an obstacle in front of the vehicle based on a result of comparing a photographing direction of the stereo camera with the normal directions of the plurality of triangles.. .

06/23/16
20160180174 

Commodity registration device and commodity registration method


A commodity registration device according to the present invention includes: a photographing unit that photographs an object as an image; a voice input unit that receives a voice; and a control unit that recognizes a commodity by using, as auxiliary information to recognize the object as a commodity, the voice received from the voice input unit during a predetermined period before and after timing including the timing of detecting that the object is photographed by the photographing unit as the image.. .

06/23/16
20160180067 

Unlocking electronic devices using touchscreen input gestures


A computer implemented method for detecting input gesture events on a touchscreen of an electronic device and for unlocking the electronic device is disclosed. The method may include displaying, while the electronic device is in a locked state, a plurality of guidance lines on the touchscreen of the electronic device, detecting, during an input gesture event, guidance line crossings and calculating a number of guidance line crossings detected during the input gesture event.

06/23/16
20160179980 

Assigning global edge ids for evolving graphs


A method, computing system, and computer-readable medium for assigning global edge ids for evolving graphs are described herein. The method includes selecting a block size for an evolving graph and, as new vertices are added to the evolving graph, calculating block ids for the evolving graph.

06/23/16
20160179979 

Semantic indexing engine


Embodiments are described for a method of distributing n-tuples over a cluster of triple-store machines, by storing each n-tuple as text in a distributed file system using a key value store; providing each machine of the cluster with a resident semantic data lake component accessing one or more persistent rdf triplestores for the n-tuple data stored on each machine; and defining one part of each n-tuple as a partition variable to ensure locality of data within each respective n-tuple. A method includes inserting graphs into a key/value store to determine how the key/value store distributes the data across a plurality of servers, by generating textual triple data, and storing the triple data in key-value stores wherein a fourth element of the triple comprises the key, and a value associated with the key comprises all the triples about a subject; indexing the data in the key-value store in an rdf triplestore using a partition based on the fourth element..

06/23/16
20160179965 

Information propagation via weighted semantic and social graphs


Propagating information in a computer network, in one aspect, may include detecting an online action performed by a user on a content presented on a computer. The content may be annotated with an identifier.

06/23/16
20160179765 

Method and system for extraneous object notification via digital content repagination


A method and system for notifying an observer of the presence of one or more extraneous objects on a touchscreen display of a mobile computing device, in a manner allowing precise droplet removal. In a mobile computing device having display screen including touch sensors, where the processor is capable of inferring a presence of an extraneous object on the display screen based on an interaction with the touch sensors, the method comprises: determining a spatial area around an interaction in response to an inference that an extraneous object is present on the display screen; rendering a perimeter of the spatial area; identifying an obstructed text portion of displayed e-book content encompassed by the perimeter; and repaginating the displayed page in response to displaying the obstructed text portion outside of the perimeter..

06/23/16
20160179653 

Source code equivalence verification device and source code equivalence verification method


When verifying rapidly the equivalence between source codes with respect to refactoring, the present invention performs two types of verification: verification based on structural comparison using structure graphs obtained by analyzing the source codes, and verification based on symbolic execution. If the structural comparison using the structure graphs can verify that the structures are identical with each other, then symbolic execution is not performed.

06/23/16
20160179454 

Methods, systems, and media for launching a mobile application using a public display device


Methods, systems, and media for launching a mobile application using a public display device are provided. In some implementations a method for presenting content on a public display device, the method comprising: initiating, by a user device, communication with display devices; selecting a display device of the display devices; establishing communication with the selected display device; causing applications of a first group to be presented more prominently using a touchscreen of the display device and applications of a second group to be presented less prominently using the touchscreen; receiving a selection of an application of the first group; causing a user interface for the application to be presented using the touchscreen; receiving input corresponding to a portion of the user interface via the touchscreen; generating an updated user interface based on the input; and causing the updated user interface to be presented using touchscreen..

06/23/16
20160179311 

Method and system for e-book start-reading interface


A method and system for navigating e-book content (e-reading) via a start-reading interface on a computer device having a touchscreen display. The method comprises accessing an e-book stored in the memory, the e-book having digitally constructed pages arranged in an ordered sequence of a cover page, a cluster of precursor pages and a set of substantive-content pages; receiving a page transition event at the cover page displayed on the display screen; and in response to the page transition event, transitioning past the cluster of precursor pages to display a first page of the set of substantive-content pages in replacement of the cover page at the display screen..

06/23/16
20160179302 

Photo selection and management application


The present disclosure generally relates to a software application platform which provides a user with the ability to review, manage, and store media items. An application, such as a website or mobile app, may provide a user, via a device connected with graphical user interface such as a desktop computer, set top box, smart phone, tablet, etc., the opportunity to classify and organize media items, such as but not limited to digital photographs.

06/23/16
20160179235 

Touch screen control panel and kitchen appliance comprising such a control panel


Touchscreen control panel (3) configured to be implemented with a kitchen appliance (1), preferably with a home kitchen appliance or a commercial kitchen appliance, and operable from a front or top side of the appliance (1), wherein the touchscreen control panel (3) comprises a cover plate (4) with a transparent section (4a), a transparent touchsensitive layer (5) arranged and attached within the transparent section (4a) to the back side of the cover plate (4), a bracket frame (6) implemented at the back side of the cover plate (4) and surrounding at least partially the transparent section (4a), and a display unit (7) comprising an active display (9). The bracket frame (6) is adapted to retain the display unit (7) at the back side of the cover plate (4) preferably in such a way that the display unit (7) is in alignment, especially in proper alignment with the touchsensitive layer (5)..

06/23/16
20160175617 

Dynamic beam's eye view of proton therapy irradiation shown in anatomical context


System and method of dynamically presenting visual representations of a target volume in an anatomical context to an operator-user of a charged particle radiation therapy system. The visual representations are integrated as a part of a treatment console graphical user interface (gui) and presented as a part of a holistic view of treatment information.

06/23/16
20160175380 

Compositions and methods of treatment of corneal endothelium disorders


This application discloses pharmaceutical compositions (e.g., oral, parenteral or topical ophthalmic formulations) for treating fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy (fecd) with one or more nrf2 activators and/or mitochondrially targeted antioxidants. The compositions may be topically administered to the eye and are effective in the treatment of fecd.

06/16/16
20160174043 

Method for deciding location of target device and electronic device thereof


A method for determining a location of a target device and an electronic device thereof are provided. The method includes acquiring an image photographing a first electronic device, determining a distance between the second electronic device and the first electronic device based on the acquired image, determining a direction in which the second electronic device photographs the first electronic device, determining a location of any one of the first electronic device and the second electronic device based on the decided distance and direction, and registering the determined location..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


06/16/16
20160173627 

Method and system for speed and directional control of responsive frame or asset


Disclosed are method and apparatus either of which enables a user to capture a burst of photographs or other asset, such as for example collections of audio recordings, and subsequently display the captured burst of photographs and/or other asset such as sound (which together may form content) on a mobile device. The user interacts with the content by way of gesture or action, controlling the speed and directional movement of the collection of frames and/or other assets.
Dialapp, Inc.


06/16/16
20160171637 

Onboard vehicle sharing service


The disclosure includes a system, method and graphical user interfaces (“guis”) for providing an onboard vehicle sharing system. The system may include an onboard vehicle sharing system installed in a vehicle.
Toyota Infotechnology Center Usa, Inc.


06/16/16
20160171533 

Method and device for distributing information to a user provided with a communicating mobile terminal with information filtering and learning using bipartite graphs or neural networks


A method for distributing information to a user equipped with a communicating mobile terminal. Geolocating the terminal to provide information representative of the geographical location of the terminal.
Tellmeplus


06/16/16
20160171253 

Fuel dispenser user interface system architecture


A vending machine can include a touch display and a touch controller operatively connected to the touch display and configured to transmit display data to the touch display and receive input data from a touchscreen function of the touch display. The vending machine also includes a secure device operatively connected to the touch display for securing the display by managing touch input information provided to one or more applications based on the input data received from the touchscreen functionality.
Gilbarco, S.r.l.


06/16/16
20160171192 

User authentication and data encryption


A user is authenticated based on feature data of a target such as a body-part or other object obtained by a touchscreen of a computing device. When the user positions the target to interact with the touchscreen, interaction data is gathered.
Yahoo! Inc.


06/16/16
20160170591 

Method and system for e-book annotations navigation and interface therefor


A method and system for navigating pre-existing annotations tabs or markings for reading e-book content (e-reading) on a computer device having a touchscreen display. The method comprises receiving an annotation tab selection enacted at an annotations tab list showing a plurality of annotations tabs each having a respective personalized note therein, the personalized note associated with a respective content portion of the e-book content; rendering a first content portion associated with the personalized note at a display screen first portion; presenting an annotations tab navigation interface at a display screen second portion, the annotations tab navigation interface showing the personalized note and a series of indica representing respective ones of the annotations tabs ordered according to respective content portions; receiving a second selection, at one of the indicia, for transitioning to a second content portion of the e-book content; and presenting the second content portion in replacement of the first content portion at the display screen first portion..
Kobo Incorporated


06/16/16
20160170559 

Handheld device and implementing input area position adjustment on handheld device


A handheld device and a method for implementing input area position adjustment on the handheld device includes, when detecting that a user executes a touch operation on a touchscreen of the handheld device, the handheld device determines, according to a relative position relationship between coordinates of contact points sensed by the touchscreen, whether the user executes the touch operation by a left hand or a right hand, and then, according to a result of the determining, displays, on a left side or a right side of the touchscreen, an input area that is currently displayed on the touchscreen, such that it is convenient for the user to perform inputting by one hand, thereby resolving a problem in the prior art that user operations are relatively cumbersome because a user needs to tap a specific touch area to implement input area position adjustment.. .
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


06/16/16
20160170103 

Phase gratings with odd symmetry for optical sensing


A sensing device with an odd-symmetry grating projects near-field spatial modulations onto a closely spaced photodetector array. Due to physical properties of the grating, the spatial modulations are in focus for a range of wavelengths and spacings.
Rambus Inc.


06/16/16
20160166142 

Image processing device and method, eye fundus image processing device, image photographing method, and eye fundus image photographing device and method


An eye fundus image photographing device and method that can acquire images of higher quality. The eye fundus image photographing device photographs a wide-angle eye fundus image on an appropriate exposure condition with respect to a peripheral area different from an optic disk region of an eye fundus area and detects the optic disk region from the wide-angle eye fundus image.
Sony Corporation


06/09/16
20160164988 

Enabling photoset recommendations


In a social networking system, photographs and photographic sets are recommended to a user based upon information gathered from the user's social networking profile, as well as information gathered from the social networking profile of the user's friends, and the general pattern of usage by the user of various elements of the social network. In one embodiment, information entered into the social networking profile of the user is used to recommend additional photos and sets of photos.
Facebook, Inc.


06/09/16
20160164931 

Method and system for displaying electronic information


The invention discloses a method and system for displaying electronic information for an online dating service. Information is received through a variety of means including electronic analysis of photographs and communications as well as direct questions posed to an individual.
Mesh Labs Inc.


06/09/16
20160164505 

Josephson current source systems and method


One embodiment describes a josephson current source system. The system includes a flux-shuttle loop that is inductively coupled with an ac input signal.
Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation


06/09/16
20160163076 

Method and graphical data interaction and vizualization of graphs via paths


Method for displaying and identifying relevant paths through a graph by displaying them in a tabular format and providing user defined and computed values and filters. Each graph is represented as a set of nodes and edges.
Government Of The United States As Represetned By The Secretary Of The Air Force


06/09/16
20160162672 

Rhythm-based user authentication


The present invention is directed to an apparatus, a method, and a computer program product for authenticating a user based on a sequence of rhythmic inputs. The user via a mobile device provides one or more inputs (e.g., pushing a button, tapping a touchscreen, a biometric, or the like) to one or more sensors associated with the mobile device as an attempt of authorization.
Bank Of America Corporation


06/09/16
20160162600 

Characterizing success pathways in networked graphs


Methods and systems for inferring performance include a chain graph that has multiple nodes, one or more of which has a known value at a first timestamp. A value associated with a first node at the first timestamp influences a value associated with a second node connected to the first node by an edge at the first timestamp.
International Business Machines Corporation


06/09/16
20160162179 

Computing interface for users with disabilities


Computer-implemented techniques, systems, devices, and program products for providing user interfaces that are adapted for users with disabilities. For example, user interfaces, such as touchscreen user interfaces, can be provided through which users with disabilities can learn to perform various tasks..
Opportunity Partners Inc.


06/09/16
20160162162 

Text processing method and touchscreen device


A text processing method, where the method includes displaying text; acquiring an input of a user; and enlarging and displaying text in a first preset area according to the input, and at the same time, reducing and displaying text in a second preset area, to enable display of the text to stay in an initial state, which means to enable a character in the text to stay displayed at a location in a row and/or a column in which the character in the text is displayed before the enlarging and displaying text in a first preset area and at the same time reducing and displaying text in a second preset area is executed, to resolve a technical problem in the prior art that it is inconvenient for a user to view and select text due to a dense arrangement of the text.. .
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


06/09/16
20160162066 

Apparatus, method, and program product for determining the location of a portable electronic device on a display


The position of a smartphone placed on a touchscreen is determined. Smartphones are placed on a touchscreen of a table pc, and user interface images are displayed respectively around the smartphones to perform cooperation.
Lenovo (singapore) Pte. Ltd.


06/09/16
20160161767 

Device interaction for correcting presbyopia


A system for correcting human vision includes a mobile device in wireless communication with a vision correction device. The vision correction device includes lenses that are positioned to correct a user's vision.

06/02/16
20160156847 

Enriched digital photographs


In one embodiment, a method for taking an enriched digital photograph is described. The method includes a specially programmed physical device performing the following steps: automatically start capturing audio video data with a capture device; capturing a digital; photograph during the capture of the audio video data; and automatically stop capturing the audio video data..
Cisco Technology, Inc.


06/02/16
20160156377 

Reduction of electromagnetic (em) radiation from a client device


In wireless communication, a camera on a mobile communication device may be activated to take photographs of the surroundings. The photographs may be further converted into infrared photographs.
Empire Technology Development Llc


06/02/16
20160156357 

Reciprocal quantum logic comparator for qubit readout


One aspect of the present invention includes a reciprocal quantum logic (rql) readout system. The system includes an input stage on which a read pulse is provided and an output stage configured to propagate an output pulse.
Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation


06/02/16
20160155465 

Video masking processing method and apparatus


A video masking processing method and a video masking processing apparatus using the same are provided. The video masking processing method photographs frames constituting a video, detects at least one masking area to be masked in the photographed frames, masks an image in the detected at least one masking area, inserts masking information including information on the masking into the photographed frame, and stores the frame which has undergone the masking and has the masking information inserted thereinto.
Korea Electronics Technology Institute


06/02/16
20160155078 

Method for determining condition of category division of key performance indicator, and computer and computer program therefor


Embodiments include determining a condition of category division of a key performance indicator. Aspects include dividing multiple pieces of workflow execution information into a division number for the type of the key performance indicator and generating a graph for each of the multiple groups after the division, from workflow execution information belonging to the group.
International Business Machines Corporation


06/02/16
20160154913 

Common plant model for modeling physical plant items of a production plant


A common plant model for mes, scada and dcs systems of a production facility benefits from an integration architecture which enables a stringent and persistent modeling of the physical resources of the production facility for all system types (mes, scada, dcs) that attach to the common plant model. A production plant within the manufacturing execution system has engineering and runtime environments.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft


06/02/16
20160154895 

Graph matching


A method of building a soft linkage between a plurality of graphs includes initializing a correspondence between type-1 and type-2 objects in the plurality of graphs, and reducing a cost function by alternately updating the type-1 correspondence and updating the type-2 correspondence.. .
International Business Machines Coporation


06/02/16
20160154874 

Method for determining condition of category division of key performance indicator, and computer and computer program therefor


Embodiments include determining a condition of category division of a key performance indicator. Aspects include dividing multiple pieces of workflow execution information into a division number for the type of the key performance indicator and generating a graph for each of the multiple groups after the division, from workflow execution information belonging to the group.
International Business Machines Corporation


06/02/16
20160154559 

Mobile terminal and controlling the same


A mobile terminal including a body; a camera; a touchscreen provided to the front side of the body and having a plurality of corners; and a controller configured to operate the camera to capture an image upon reception of a first drag input applied to a first corner of the touchscreen and dragged to a center of the touchscreen.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.


06/02/16
20160154553 

Method and system for term occurrence pagination interface


A method and system for providing a term-occurrence pagination interface white reading digital content (e-reading) on a computer device having a touchscreen display the method comprises receiving a term occurrence search request at a text portion of the e-book content, the text portion comprising the term; rendering a term occurrence first page from the sequence of pages of e-book content at a first portion of the display screen, the term occurrence first page being repaginated to fit within the first portion of the display screen; presenting a term occurrence pagination interface at a second portion of the display screen; receiving, at the term occurrence interface, a navigation request for transitioning to an term occurrence adjacent page of the sequence of pages of e-book content and repaginating the term occurrence adjacent page within the sequence of pages of e-book content for display replacement of the term occurrence first page at the first portion of the display screen.. .
Kobo Incorporated


06/02/16
20160154523 

Information processing apparatus and manufacturing information processing apparatus


There is provided an information processing apparatus, including: a display unit including a display area, the display area being configured to display an image; and a touchscreen unit including a facing area and an outer area, the facing area facing the display area, the outer area being outside of the facing area. An area of the touchscreen unit is attached to the display unit, the area including the facing area and the outer area..
C/o Sony Corporation


06/02/16
20160154517 

Layer electrode for touchscreens


The invention relates to a layer electrode for touchscreens, in particular one which is suitable for the construction of capacitive touchscreens. In the case of a growing number of pixels within the layer electrode, various possibilities are proposed for reducing the loss of surface area within an outer electrode array due to the passage of supply lines to inner electrode arrays.
Polyic Gmbh & Co. Kg


06/02/16
20160152142 

Mounting structure for supporting pantograph in machine


A mounting structure for supporting one or more pantographs in a machine is disclosed. The mounting structure includes a bottom support structure and a middle support structure removably mounted on the bottom support structure.
Caterpillar Inc.


05/26/16
20160150172 

Image sensor and control image sensor


The present technology relates to an image sensor and a control method for an image sensor which are capable of measuring illuminance of each color in an image sensor. Each of a plurality of pixel units includes a pixel and a reset transistor, and the pixel includes a photoelectric converting unit that performs photoelectric conversion on light of a certain color incident through a color filter and a transfer transistor that transfers charges obtained by the photoelectric conversion of the photoelectric converting unit and is controllable for each color.
Sony Corporation


05/26/16
20160150138 

Inspection system


A front-end image acquisition component acquires photographs and/or videos of various goods, vehicles, vessels, and/or real estate fixtures. In one aspect, an image acquisition system comprises a hub with outwardly extending arms and supports for coupling to an upper support structure.
Sharp Cars Detailing & More, Llc


05/26/16
20160149843 

Systems and methods for creating and accessing collaborative electronic multimedia compositions


Systems and methods for production of a collaborative electronic multimedia composition allow an initiator to select a collaboration template and multiple collaborating users. The collaborating users receive invitations to contribute to the collaborative electronic multimedia composition by customizing one or more fields of the collaboration template with multimedia content, including for example photographs and captions..
Groupluv, Inc.


05/26/16
20160149816 

Fault tolerant and load balanced routing


Techniques are described for balancing traffic load for networks configured in multi-rooted tree topologies, in the presence of link failures. Maximum flows (through minimum cuts) are calculated for subgraphs that incorporate effective link capacities on links between source and destination nodes.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


05/26/16
20160149111 

Magnetic flux-to-voltage transducer based on josephson junction arrays


A device and method for converting magnetic flux to voltage uses a fraunhofer pattern of a 1d array of long josephson junctions. The 1d array of josephson junctions may include from 1 to 109 junctions formed in a planar geometry with a bridge width within the range of 4-10 μm..
The Regents Of The University Of California


05/26/16
20160148597 

Portable device interface methods and systems


Whilst portable electronic devices such as smartphones have become ubiquitous for billions of users their primarily uses are consuming content or generating limited low complexity data. In contrast, laptops, desktop pcs etc.
Bluink Ltd.


05/26/16
20160148402 

Method and system for extraneous object notification interface in mobile device operation


A method and system for notifying an observer of the presence of one or more extraneous objects on a touchscreen display of a mobile computing device. The method is executed in a processor of the mobile computing device, the device including a memory storing instructions, a display screen including a set of touch sensors, the processor being capable of inferring a presence of an extraneous object on the display screen based on an interaction with the set of touch sensors, the method comprising determining a spatial area around an interaction in response to an inference that an extraneous object is present on the display screen; rendering a perimeter of the spatial area, the perimeter being superposed over an underlying text content portion shown on the display screen; and displaying a notification indicator configured to include the boundary and the underlying text content portion..
Kobo Incorporated


05/26/16
20160148118 

Expert system and data analysis tool utilizing data as a concept


Methods and systems are provided for a tool that operates on a local user machine that is coupled to a remote storage. Data may be aggregated by the tool by combining raw data from multiple sources with different file types, where the data is stored in remote storage.
Datavore Labs Inc.


05/26/16
20160148103 

Fast behavior and abnormality detection


A system includes an interface configured to receive time series data representing information from a plurality of sensors, and a processor configured to construct a behavior model based on the time series data. The processor identifies features in the time series data, divides the time series data of each of the identified features into segments, and extracts feature components from the segments.
The Regents Of The University Of California


05/26/16
20160147905 

Navigation for large scale graphs


In one example embodiment, a method is illustrated as retrieving a plurality of search queries and defining relationships between search queries in the plurality of search queries based on semantic data associated with the search queries. A visual representation of the of the plurality of search queries may be generated and the visual representation may be partitioned into a plurality of tiles, each title representing a predefined portion of the visual representation..
Ebay Inc.


05/26/16
20160147591 

Method and system for efficient transition of information technology operations


This disclosure relates generally to computing devices, and more particularly to transition of it operations. In one embodiment, a method and system is provided for generating an efficient transition plan for it operations while addressing aspects such as coverage, risk, time, and cost.
Tata Consultancy Services Limited


05/26/16
20160147552 

Traffic-aware data center vm placement considering job dynamic and server heterogeneity


A method is implemented by a computing device to provide traffic-aware virtual machine (vm) placement onto physical servers of a data center where the placement takes incremental vm job arrival and physical server heterogeneity into consideration. The method forms a graph including a new vm node, an existing vm node, and an edge between the nodes, where the edge is assigned a weight that represents a traffic demand.
Ericsson Ab


05/26/16
20160147405 

Press and drop text input


The present disclosure provides a method and a device for editing a text in an electronic device (7). The electronic device (7) comprises a memory (11) and a touchscreen (10) configured to display a text area (8) comprising the text to be edited and a keyboard area (9) comprising a number of symbols.
Sony Corporation


05/26/16
20160147372 

Electronic device and method


According to one embodiment, an electronic device includes a first unit, a second unit, a sensor and a processor. The first unit includes a keyboard.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


05/26/16
20160147358 

Tablet computer screen & mobile phone screen to digital i/o converter


Input is achieved by a plurality of conductors which are selectively electrified by control electronics to a charge sufficient to disrupt the field or capacitance of the touchscreen finger tip sense at a plurality of locations on the screen. A program(s) on the tablet computer or mobile phone interprets the electronically controlled touches as data..

05/26/16
20160146855 

Formatting and navigating graphed information


A method in an electronic device that may include determining, with a processor, a quantity of group markers in a data set, and determining, with the processor and based on the quantity of group markers, a suggested view from a plurality of available views, each view in the plurality of available views diagrammatically depicting at least a portion of the data set. Also, a processor-implemented method of navigating between portions of a data set may include displaying, on a touchscreen display, a diagrammatical depiction of a first portion of the data set; detecting a continuous arc gesture at the touchscreen display; determining a direction of the arc gesture; selecting a second portion of the data set based on the determined direction of the arc gesture; and displaying a diagrammatical depiction of the second portion of the data set..
Keithley Instruments, Inc.


05/26/16
20160146764 

Integrated analyzer for process monitoring during processing and upgrading of natural gas


A gas chromatographic method for analyzing natural gas and a natural gas upgrading system using the gas chromatographic method for analyzing natural gas. The method includes transporting the natural gas through a chiller, transporting the natural gas from the chiller to at least two gas upgrading membranes, and operating a gas chromatographic system having at least one upstream gas chromatograph and at least two downstream gas chromatographs.
Saudi Arabian Oil Company


05/26/16
20160144786 

Method and providing driving information


The present invention provides a driving information providing apparatus, including: a light field camera which photographs an image in at least one direction of a vehicle to output image information; a driver sight line detecting unit which outputs a position of a view point in which a driver of the vehicle views the outside of the vehicle; a depth information calculating unit which outputs three-dimensional depth information from the image information; and an image outputting unit which outputs a predetermined image to the driver of the vehicle based on the position of the view point of the driver of the vehicle and the three-dimensional depth information, and a driving information providing method.. .
Hyundai Mobis Co.,ltd.


05/26/16
20160144358 

Dynamic lab on a chip based point-of-care device for analysis of pluripotent stem cells, tumor cells, drug metabolites, immunological response, glucose monitoring, hospital based infectious diseases, and drone delivery point-of-care systems


The invention provides for a novel dynamically configurable point-of-care device for clinical diagnostics and research for analysis of activity associated with pluripotent stem cells, tumor cells, drug metabolites, immunological response, glucose monitoring, cardiovascular diseases, liver cell therapy, cell-cell signaling, epidemic outbreaks, hospital based infectious diseases, pathogens, germ cells, pharmacological compounds, oxidation reduction, microscopy, tomography, flow cytometry, clinical lab testing, and for providing immunoassays, elisa, electrophoresis, pcr, chromatography, and other laboratory functions. The device comprises a biochemical processing module further comprising a processor and at least one controller, receiving microfluidic elements, sensors, software scripts, an electrically operated interface, flow ports, a user interface, memory, and a communications link, configurable based on analysis of patient data.

05/26/16
20160143523 

Ophthalmological apparatus


An ophthalmological apparatus includes a photographing mode selection processor that selects any one of a plurality of photographing modes including a color photographing mode and a fluorescent photographing mode, a photographic optical system that photographs a subject's eye in a photographing mode selected by the photographing mode selection processor, a vision fixation optical system including a vision fixation target display that displays a vision fixation target, the vision fixation optical system projecting an image of the vision fixation target displayed in the vision fixation target display on the subject's eye, and a control processor that changes an amount of light of the vision fixation target in accordance with the photographing mode selected by the photographing mode selection processor.. .
Kabushiki Kaisha Topcon


05/19/16
20160140884 

Mounting board with net mounting means


A mounting board displays business cards, reminders, photographs, memorabilia and other items. The mounting surface of the mounting board is curved causing spring tension in the cords to press the business cards, reminders, photographs and other items in place.

05/19/16
20160140706 

System and estimating age of an animal


The system and method of the invention utilizes computer software to determine an estimation of the age of an animal by measuring, analyzing, comparing, calculating, and presenting age features and the age of animals such as deer, moose, elk, bovids, pronghorns and the like from digital data and/or photographs of the animals.. .
Mississippi State University


05/19/16
20160140454 

User interest learning through hierarchical interest graphs


User interest learning through hierarchical interest graph techniques are described. In one or more implementations, each of a plurality of categories in a directed hierarchical interest graph are assigned a distance value which represents a shortest distance in the directed hierarchical interest graph from a root category to the category.
Adobe Systems Incorporated


05/19/16
20160140388 

Information processing apparatus and computer readable medium


An information processing apparatus includes: an image pickup unit, a recognition unit and an execution unit. The image pickup unit photographs a recording medium to generate a picked-up image.
Casio Computer Co., Ltd.


05/19/16
20160140187 

System and answering natural language question


Provided are a system and method for answering a natural language question which show improved information retrieval performance. The system includes an index unit configured to analyze text of previously stored irregular documents and classify and index the irregular documents according to meanings of sentences or paragraphs, a database configured to receive and store the irregular documents indexed according to the meanings and transmitted from the index unit, a retrieval unit configured to extract an index word by semantically analyzing an input question and search the database for documents related to the extracted index word, and a provision unit configured to generate a correct answer to the question by analyzing the documents searched by the retrieval unit and provide the search results and the correct answer..
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute


05/19/16
20160139877 

Voice-controlled display device and voice control of display device


The present invention is to provide a voice-controlled display device configured such that the inputted user's speech is compared with the identification voice data assigned to each of the execution unit areas on a screen displayed through a display unit and, if there exists identification voice data corresponding to the user's speech, an execution signal is generated to the execution unit area to which the identification voice data is assigned to resolve the inconvenience that the user needs to learn the voice commands stored in the database and to apply the convenience and intuitive simplicity of user experience (ux) of the conventional touchscreen control to the voice control, and a method of voice control of the above display device. .

05/19/16
20160139872 

Method for controlling voice talk of portable terminal


A generated voice talk file is transmitted when a touchscreen of a sender mobile terminal is touched off to a receiver mobile terminal and the receiver mobile terminal performs the voice talk by reproducing the voice talk file, so that voice call quality is improved and the ‘no signal’ phenomenon, delayed connection, and noise caused by the network state may be minimized. A voice input area occupying the majority of the touchscreen decides a generating and ending time of the voice talk file.
Openvacs Co., Ltd.


05/19/16
20160139766 

Mobile terminal and controlling method thereof


A mobile terminal and controlling method thereof are disclosed, by which facilitating management of contents saved in a clipboard. The present invention includes a touchscreen, a clipboard memory, and a controller configured to control the touchscreen to display a screen associated with a first application, save, in the clipboard memory, content designated by a user displayed on the screen associated with the first application, and control the touchscreen to display the saved content together with a screen associated with a second application, in response to receiving a command to switch from displaying the screen associated with the first application to displaying the screen associated with the second application..
Lg Electronics Inc.


05/19/16
20160139737 

Application containers and application container generator


Application containers, displayed on a display of a computing device, organize essential applications and other data that a user needs into a single view. An application container can include only the most important applications and data for a user's specific role.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


05/19/16
20160139720 

Virtual multi-device navigation in surface computing system


An approach is provided in which a touchscreen computing system generates a first virtual device instance and a second virtual device instance on a touchscreen in response to detecting a first physical device and a second physical device in proximity to the touchscreen computer system. The touchscreen computer system detects a touch gesture on the touchscreen that indicates a request to wirelessly connect the first physical device to the second physical device.
International Business Machines Corporation


05/19/16
20160139713 

Position detecting touchscreen panel, touchscreen panel, and electronic apparatus


A position detecting method for a touchscreen panel includes the steps of (a) determining the presence or absence of contact with the touchscreen panel on a conductive film divided into multiple conductive regions; (b) measuring a time after the detection of the absence of the contact and determining whether the measured time is less than a predetermined time if step (a) determines the absence of the contact; and (c) determining the continuance of the contact if the measured time is less than the predetermined time.. .
Fujitsu Component Limited


05/19/16
20160139628 

User programable touch and motion controller


A wearable device having a display and a touchscreen is disclosed. The device is capable of interfacing with and controlling remotely controllable devices.

05/19/16
20160138860 

Refrigerator and control the same


A refrigerator and a control method for the same are disclosed. A refrigerator includes a storage compartment, a drawer movably provided in the storage compartment and provided with a marker, a camera that photographs inside the drawer from outside the drawer, and a controller that senses a position of the marker in photographs taken through the camera at time intervals, and that determines state information about the drawer based on a change in position of the marker in the photographs.
Lg Electronics Inc.


05/12/16
20160134531 

Network based service function chaining


Service aware network devices coordinate function chains of virtual functions. The network devices are aware of which virtual functions exist and how to interconnect them in the most efficient manner and define and process service graphs that can be maintained, monitored and redirected.
Broadcom Corporation


05/12/16
20160133141 

Systems, apparatus, and processes for using smart learning tools with touchscreen devices


Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can receive a first user-provided topic among a plurality of user-provided topics. Topic-based information related to the first user-provided topic is received.
We The Smart Finger Puppet


05/12/16
20160133073 

Payment authorized lock system and methods of making and using the same


A payment authorized door and/or gate lock system that controls access to a given area through the processing, storage and recollection of data input through a touchscreen user interface.. .

05/12/16
20160132963 

System and constructing and displaying active virtual reality cyber malls, show rooms, galleries, stores, museums, and objects within


A system and method for virtually displaying on-line a gallery, a showroom, a store, a mall or any other room or space and the objects contained in said room or space, wherein the data displayed is comprised of a virtual reality data packet. The system displays still photographs of virtual reality shots and textual materials, and plays virtual reality video clips and audio stores about the room and/or the objects contained therein.

05/12/16
20160132855 

Commodity sales data processing apparatus, reading apparatus and method by the same


A commodity sales data processing apparatus comprises an image capturing module which photographs a commodity and output the appearance image of the commodity; an extraction module which extracts barcode information from the appearance image of the commodity output from the image capturing module; an object recognition module which performs an object recognition processing on the appearance image of the commodity output from the image capturing module; an exclusion module which excludes, if barcode information is extracted from the appearance image of the commodity by the extraction module, the appearance image of the commodity from targets of the object recognition processing by the object recognition module; a determination module which determines the commodity to be sales-registered according to the result of the object recognition processing; and a sales registration module which carries out a sales registration of the commodity determined by the determination module.. .
Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha


05/12/16
20160132670 

Systems and methods for authenticating user identity based on user-defined image data


The disclosed embodiments include computerized methods and systems that facilitate two-factor authentication of a user based on a user-defined image and information identifying portions of the image sequentially selected by the user. In one aspect, a communications device presents a first digital image of a first user on a touchscreen display.
The Toronto-dominion Bank


05/12/16
20160132229 

Tracking user interactions with a mobile ui to facilitate ui optimizations


The disclosed embodiments relate to an apparatus or system for tracking and analyzing user interactions with a mobile user interface (ui). During operation, the apparatus collects data while a user interacts with the mobile ui through a touchscreen, wherein the data includes tap-attempt data that specifies coordinates for touchscreen locations that the user has tapped while interacting with the mobile ui.
Linkedin Corporation


05/12/16
20160132205 

System and linking applications


A system and method includes a device and a processor. In some embodiments the processor is operable to display a first representation for a first application at a first location on the touchscreen display and a second representation for a second application.
Ebay Inc.


05/12/16
20160132178 

Method for enabling function module of terminal, and terminal device


A method for enabling a function module of a terminal, and a terminal device. The method includes detecting a touch operation that is performed by a user on a sensor, where the sensor is disposed in an area on an outer surface of the terminal except on a touchscreen; generating touch information according to the touch operation; and when the generated touch information meets a condition of enabling a function module of the terminal or enabling a function type of the function module, enabling the function module or the function type of the function module..
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


05/12/16
20160132173 

Mobile terminal and controlling method thereof


Disclosed are a mobile terminal and controlling method thereof. The mobile terminal including components capable of executing a first function, executing a second function and displaying an execution screen associated with the second function on a touchscreen.
Lg Electronics Inc.


05/12/16
20160132164 

Reconfigurable messaging assembly


A reconfigurable messaging assembly for a vehicle includes a low power bi-stable display attached to the vehicle for displaying an image, text, or video. A processor and a storage device are coupled with the display.

05/12/16
20160132145 

Device having multi-layered touch sensitive surface


A touchscreen display device may include a capacitive sensor disposed adjacent to a top surface of the display device, and a resistive sensor disposed below the capacitive sensor. A backlight may selectively illuminate a pattern on an inner side of the top surface of the display device, so that the pattern is visible from outside the display device when the backlight is activated, and is not visible when the back light is not activated..
Google Inc.


05/12/16
20160132139 

System and methods for controlling a cursor based on finger pressure and direction


Disclosed is a method and apparatus for implementing a virtual mouse. In one embodiment, the functions implemented include activating the virtual mouse, determining a location of a cursor icon associated with the virtual mouse, and deactivating the virtual mouse.
Qualcomm Incorporated


05/12/16
20160132104 

Transit vending machine with automatic user interface adaption


Techniques are disclosed for providing a transit vending machine that accommodates its users by automatically adjusting a layout of the user interface based on information determined about the user as obtained from image information of the user. Information about the user can be indicative of user height, hand used to interact with the touchscreen display, an offset of user input, and the like..
Cubic Corporation






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