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Date/App# patent app List of recent Hs-related patents
07/21/16
20160212255 
 Apparatus for controlling a multimedia message in a user equipment of a wireless communication system and method thereof patent thumbnailApparatus for controlling a multimedia message in a user equipment of a wireless communication system and method thereof
An apparatus for controlling a multimedia message in a user equipment of a wireless communication system and method thereof are disclosed. The present invention includes a touchscreen configured to display at least one first region corresponding to each message exchange unit and a second region for displaying an information of a content exchanged via the first region and a controller, if the information of the content displayed on the second region is selected, controlling the selected content information to be displayed on the at least one first region.
Lg Electronics Inc.


07/21/16
20160211438 
 Josephson junction with spacer patent thumbnailJosephson junction with spacer
Various embodiments are directed toward a circuit configured to act as a josephson junction. The circuit may comprise: a junction stack on a substrate, the junction stack including a portion of a first superconductor electrode, with an interface layer on a top side of the first superconductor electrode and configured to act as a tunneling barrier for the junction stack.
International Business Machines Corporation


07/21/16
20160210767 
 Systems and methods for making two dimensional graphs of complex molecules patent thumbnailSystems and methods for making two dimensional graphs of complex molecules
Systems and methods for two-dimensional visualization of a molecule, comprising the set of particles {p1, . .
Zymeworks Inc.


07/21/16
20160210040 
 Actionable content displayed on a touch screen patent thumbnailActionable content displayed on a touch screen
Some implementations may present a media file that includes video on a touchscreen display. A user gesture performed on the touchscreen display may be detected.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


07/21/16
20160210014 
 Method of operating interface of touchscreen of mobile device with single finger patent thumbnailMethod of operating interface of touchscreen of mobile device with single finger
A method of operating an interface of a touchscreen of a mobile device with a single finger is provided to zoom in or zoom out a picture on the touchscreen of the mobile device. The method includes: touching a left region or a right region on the touchscreen of the mobile device for a predetermined time; displaying a zoom-in or zoom-out operation interface on the touchscreen of the mobile device; and applying an upward stroke or downward stroke to the zoom-in or zoom-out operation interface to zoom in or zoom out the picture.
National Cheng Kung University


07/21/16
20160209947 
 Noise cancellation tecnique for capacitive touchscreen controller using differential sensing patent thumbnailNoise cancellation tecnique for capacitive touchscreen controller using differential sensing
A differential sensing scheme provides a means for detecting one or more touch events on a touch sensitive device in the presence of incident noise. Instead of sensing one touch sensitive channel, such as a row, column, or single touch sensor, multiple touch sensitive channels are sampled at a time.
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.


07/21/16
20160209921 
 Bulk resistive glove patent thumbnailBulk resistive glove
Gloves are disclosed that are worn by a user while manipulating an electronic device equipped with a capacitive touchscreen. The gloves allow the wearer to manipulate the capacitive touchscreen device without removing the gloves, which is very advantageous in cold environments.
Prolific Innovations, Llc


07/21/16
20160209727 
 System and  taking high resolution photographs and videos using a mobile device mount with illumination patent thumbnailSystem and taking high resolution photographs and videos using a mobile device mount with illumination
The present invention relates to taking photographs with a handheld device, and more particularly to hardware for enabling capturing, high resolution, well lighted photographs, document scans and videos, with efficient power usage, of two dimensional and three dimensional objects. The present invention relates to an ergonomic, handheld, mobile mount device with battery powered illumination to enable users to take stable, well-lit videos still photos and document scans when combined with mobile device such as a smartphone, tablet, phablet, handheld video game system, video camera, still camera, and other mobile devices.
Jigsaw Informatics, Inc.


07/21/16
20160209177 
 Method and process of making camouflage patterns patent thumbnailMethod and process of making camouflage patterns
A pattern for camouflage and a method for making the pattern. The method includes taking photographic images from the perspective of the selected animal or bird.

07/21/16
20160206203 
 Joint visualization of 3d reconstructed photograph and internal medical scan patent thumbnailJoint visualization of 3d reconstructed photograph and internal medical scan
Interior scan and exterior photos are jointly visualized in medical imaging. One or more cameras are mounted to the internal medical scanner, allowing a photograph to be taken while or in temporal proximity to when the internal region of the patient is scanned.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft


07/14/16
20160205790 

Electronic whiteboard and shell of an electronic device


An electronic whiteboard able to use any shell and any touchscreen includes a shell and a touch-screen. The touch-screen includes a cable.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.


07/14/16
20160205344 

Video telephone device and video telephone processing method


Provided are a video telephone device and a video telephone processing method in which a video call environment with excellent usability is provided even when used by a plurality of persons. A video telephone device that performs a call with another video telephone device via a network photographs an image of a speaker, recognizes the speaker based on the photographed image, and changes a background image in an image to be transmitted according to a recognition result.
Hitachi Maxell, Ltd.


07/14/16
20160205324 

Motion blur avoidance


Various embodiments provide a wearable camera that is configured to take a cluster of photographs and use image processing techniques to select a photograph with a lesser amount of blur than other photographs in the cluster. The wearable camera can include one or more of a gyroscope or accelerometer for ascertaining the camera's motion.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


07/14/16
20160205272 

Image processing apparatus, information processing method, and non-transitory computer-readable medium


An image processing apparatus obtains image data by photographing a document which is put on a document plate. The apparatus includes an obtaining unit and a correction unit.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


07/14/16
20160205049 

Mobile terminal and controlling method thereof


A mobile terminal including a touchscreen; a wireless communication unit; and a controller configured to display a group chat window on the touchscreen including a history of messages transceived via the wireless communication unit with a plurality of counterpart terminals, receive a selection of a prescribed counterpart terminal for transmitting a private message to the prescribed counterpart terminal, receive an input message in the group chat window for the prescribed counterpart terminal, and transmit the input message as the private message to the prescribed counterpart terminal without switching to an individual chat window with the prescribed counterpart terminal.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.


07/14/16
20160203591 

System and process for monitoring the quality of food in a refrigerator


A system and process for automatically monitoring and assessing the quality of food items stored in a refrigerator scans and captures images of the food with at least one camera or 3d scanner mounted in the refrigerator. A processor connected with the camera or scanner uses software including a matlab package, a structured query language (sql) database, and a database toolbox that lets the user store data in and access databases from matlab with sql support, enabling the user to analyze, explore, and manipulate the data.
Umm Al-qura University


07/14/16
20160203417 

System and using graph transduction techniques to make relational classifications on a single connected network


A system and method for extending partially labeled data graphs to unlabeled nodes in a single network classification by weighting the data with a weight matrix that uses a modified graph laplacian based regularization framework and applying graph transduction methods to the weighted data. The technique may be applied to data graphs that are directed or undirected, that may or may not have attributes and that may be homogeneous or heterogeneous..
International Business Machines Corporation


07/14/16
20160203235 

Striping of directed graphs and nodes with improved functionality


Embodiments are disclosed for striping a directed graph, e.g., a social graph, so as to efficiently perform an operation to each node in the directed graph. At least some of the embodiments can select first and second sets of nodes from the directed graph to form first and second stripes.
Facebook, Inc.


07/14/16
20160202873 

Mobile terminal and controlling the same


A mobile terminal including a touchscreen; a wireless communication unit configured to wirelessly communicate with an external watch terminal having a holography module disposed in a band of the watch terminal and being worn by a user; a sensing unit configured to sense a gesture of the user; and a controller configured to display a launch screen of a prescribed application on the touchscreen, receive a prescribed gesture sensed through the sensing unit, and control the wireless communication unit to transmit a control command to the external terminal to output a holographic image corresponding to the launch screen, in response to the received prescribed gesture.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.


07/14/16
20160202833 

Wired electrode for touchscreen panel, touchscreen panel using the same and manufacturing the same


Provided are a wired electrode that can reduce a resistance generated in a signal line and reduce occurrence of disconnection, and a touch screen panel and a manufacturing method thereof. The wired electrode for the touch screen panel includes a contact unit electrically connected to one end of an electrode pattern generating a touch signal; a bonding unit configured to transmit the touch signal detected in the electrode pattern by contacting an external driving circuit; and a signal line unit configured by a plurality of first signal lines connected to the contact unit and a plurality of second signal lines connected between the plurality of first signal lines and the bonding unit to connect the contact unit and the bonding unit..
Miraenanotech Co.,ltd.


07/14/16
20160202832 

Method for controlling multiple touchscreens and electronic device


Embodiments of the present invention disclose a method for controlling multiple touch panels and an electronic device. The method includes: acquiring a first touch event by using a first touch panel, where the first touch event is input information that is triggered by a touch gesture on the first touch panel and is incompatible with an interface of third-party application software; when the electronic device detects that currently displayed application software is third-party application software, acquiring a first instruction corresponding to the first touch event, where the third-party application software is application software that is installed in the electronic device and is developed by a third party and not by a manufacturer of the electronic device; and running the third-party application software according to the first instruction.
Huawei Device Co., Ltd.


07/14/16
20160202825 

Screen state control method, device, and touchscreen terminal


An embodiment of the present document provides a screen state control method, device and a touchscreen terminal, the screen state control method is used for the touchscreen terminal, and the touchscreen terminal includes: a piezoresistive pressure sensor placed below a screen of the terminal, wherein a metal resistance strain gauge is adsorbed onto a substrate material of the piezoresistive pressure sensor; the screen state control method includes: generating an analog signal according to a pressure on the terminal screen; converting the analog signal into a digital signal; and controlling the screen state of the terminal to switch between on and off according to the digital signal.. .
Zte Corporation


07/14/16
20160202824 

Touch-control monitoring touchscreen and terminal


Embodiments of the present invention disclose a touch-control monitoring method for a touchscreen, and a terminal. The method includes: acquiring a touch-control operation that is performed by a user in a preset touch-control area on a touchscreen; recording the number of the touch-control operations that are acquired in the preset touch-control area; and marking corresponding touch-control status in the preset touch-control area according to the recorded number of the touch-control operations that are acquired in the preset touch-control area.

07/14/16
20160198736 

Frozen confection machine


The present disclosure relates to a flowable edible product dispensing apparatus, comprising: a programmable controller; a touchscreen interface including an indicator of at least one edible item for selection, the operator interface in communication with the programmable controller a dispensing system in communication the operator interface; the programmable controller, being wirelessly connected to the interne, and being operable to associate the at least one edible item with the least one flowable edible and/or inedible product; and the dispensing system dispenses an amount of the at least one flowable edible and/or inedible product associated with the selected edible item when the at least one edible and/or inedible item is selected.. .

07/07/16
20160196677 

Indexing and querying spatial graphs


A mechanism is provided for spatial annotated graph queries. A geomap query is received to identify a number k-closest geometry objects within a distance d to a geo-location l.
International Business Machines Corporation


07/07/16
20160196385 

Computerized recording and tracking dermatological lesions


A computerized method for recording and tracking dermatological lesions is disclosed. The method comprises creating a graphical template of a portion of a human form to assist in taking a photograph of the human body.
Mole Mapperplus, Llc


07/07/16
20160196281 

Indexing and querying spatial graphs


A mechanism is provided for spatial annotated graph queries. A geomap query is received to identify a number k-closest geometry objects within a distance d to a geo-location l.
International Business Machines Corporation


07/07/16
20160196041 

Selecting actionable items in a graphical user interface of a mobile computer system


A computer-based method for selecting an actionable item displayed in a graphical user interface on a mobile computer system is provided. The method includes detecting a first gesture, ending at a first position, on a lower portion of a touchscreen; in response to detecting the first gesture, activating a single-handed operation mode; determining a sequence of actionable items for a foreground application executing on a processor; detecting a second gesture on the touchscreen, the second gesture beginning at the first position and ending at a second position; in response to detecting the second gesture, highlighting one of the actionable items of the sequence based on the second position; detecting a third gesture on the touchscreen; and, in response to detecting a release at the second position as the third gesture, selecting the highlighted actionable item for processing by the foreground application and de-activating the single-handed operation mode..
Oracle International Corporation


07/07/16
20160196034 

Touchscreen control method and terminal device


A touchscreen control method and a terminal device. When a touchscreen is in a non-contact touch state, the terminal acquires touch information of a touch point in a control region.
Huawei Device Co., Ltd.


07/07/16
20160196033 

Method for displaying interface content and user equipment


A method for displaying interface content and user equipment, which effectively improve interaction experience of a user when the user performs a flick operation on a touchscreen, and enhance pleasure in application interaction. A specific solution is acquiring an initial position and a movement direction of a touch point, determining a motion parameter of an interface element object in each grid on a screen according to the initial position and the movement direction, where the screen is divided in advance into multiple grids, and each grid includes a preset quantity of pixels, and moving the interface element object in each grid according to the motion parameter of the interface element object in each grid..
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


07/07/16
20160196027 

Column organization of content


Column organization of content is described. In an implementation, a mobile communications device configures a user interface to include a plurality of representations of content arranged according to a plurality of columns that permits navigation between first and second said columns upon detection of a gesture input via a touchscreen of the mobile communications device.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


07/07/16
20160195991 

Multi-mode voltages for touchscreens


Operating touch screens by applying more than one voltage modes, including a first voltage mode corresponding to a display phase and a second voltage mode corresponding to a touch sensing phase, is provided. An integrated touch screen device can include a multi-mode power system that can select a first voltage mode corresponding a display phase and a second voltage mode corresponding to a touch sensing phase.
Apple Inc.


07/07/16
20160195975 

Touchscreen computing device and method


A touch screen computing device for generating visual feedback responsive to user input includes an electronic display operative to provide feedback responsive to user interaction with the touch screen, a digitizer system operative to receive input responsive to the user interaction and a host computer. The host computer includes an operating system, a display driver for communicating with the electronic display, a digitizer driver for communicating with the digitizer system, and a software module for establishing communication between the digitizer driver and the display driver while bypassing the operating system, wherein the software is operative to provide for generating primary visual feedback responsive to input from the digitizer system..
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


07/07/16
20160195931 

Operating device with haptic feedback


Touch-sensitive operating apparatuses having a touchscreen which generates a haptic feedback in the event of an actuation of a virtual operating element and methods for operating functions. The method includes representing a virtual operating element on a display surface, detecting touch positions on a touch surface of a touch-sensitive position detection apparatus, detecting press-on forces in the event of a touching actuation of the touch surface, evaluating the detected touch positions and press-on forces, determining whether a correct haptic actuation of the virtual operating element is present, initiating a function assigned to the at least one virtual operating element, and generating a haptic feedback at the touch surface.
Volkswagen Ag


06/30/16
20160191434 

System and improved capture, storage, search, selection and delivery of images across a communications network


The present invention generally relates to a system, implemented over a communications network, enabling system users (“users”) to view and obtain photographs and videos (“images”) of users, to direct the taking of images by such users and to enable users to procure images, including digital images as well as physical prints and products, and to provide such images to users. The system allows users to easily view and procure images taken by cameras operated by venues, independent photographers or other people in the same location.

06/30/16
20160191240 

Electronic device and encrypting and decrypting data


A data encrypting and decrypting method which functions in an electronic device is activated when an application program is activated in the device. Data arising from user input is generated and a public and private key pair is also generated.

06/30/16
20160191101 

Protective cover with battery


An apparatus for housing an electronic device having a touchscreen and control features includes a top member and a bottom member. The top member includes a frame having a wall that extends to a ridge.

06/30/16
20160191099 

Case for electronic device


A case for an electronic device having a pressure-sensitive touchscreen includes a cover configured to adhere to the pressure-sensitive touchscreen when the cover is in a closed state. The pressure-sensitive touchscreen receives touch input through the cover..

06/30/16
20160189919 

Electron microscopy sample support including porous metal foil


An electron microscopy sample support comprises: a support member; and a metal foil comprising a porous region. The support member is configured to give structural stability to the metal foil, and the porous region of the metal foil is configured to receive an electron microscopy sample.

06/30/16
20160189713 

Apparatus and automatically creating and recording minutes of meeting


An electronic apparatus for automatically acquiring and revising minutes of a meeting and a method thereof includes the steps of identifying one or more speakers from audio signals which are recorded during a meeting, based on pre-sampled audio signals and a voice feature table stored in a non-transitory storage medium. The audio signals are converted to text and divided into paragraphs, one paragraph being attributable to one speaker, and each speaker has a given user name.

06/30/16
20160189499 

Photo comparison and security process called the flicker process.


A monitoring support apparatus which supports a monitoring system using a comparison method for real time and archived film and/or photographs. It relates to image capturing devices and, particularly, to an image capturing device which can automatically compare photographs and/or film and compare the differences in a selected time or an archive to a present situation.

06/30/16
20160189038 

Techniques for mobile prediction


An apparatus and method for mobile prediction is disclosed. In an embodiment, a predictive component creates graphs of user behaviors and receives subgraphs derived from a global graph.

06/30/16
20160188945 

Power plant field monitoring system and method using qr code


Power plant field monitoring system and method using a qr code in which, when a user photographs a qr code attached to a monitoring field and transmits the photographed qr code to a route server, the route server transmits matching information that matches the transmitted qr code, from among process values at the monitoring field which are collected by a main control server, to a user terminal.. .

06/30/16
20160188656 

Sophisticated run-time system for graph processing


A graph processing system includes a graph api (application programming interface), as executed by a processor on a computer, and that includes a plurality of graph operators to create graphs and to execute graph analytic applications on the created graphs, the graph operators supporting a creation and manipulation of multi-dimensional properties of graphs. A run-time system is executed by the processor and implements routines that dynamically adjust a plurality of representations and algorithms to execute sequences of operations on graph data.

06/30/16
20160188554 

Method for generating random content for an article


A method for generating random content for applying said generated random content to a surface of an article and/or as content for a screen saver type of use may be described and disclosed. Randomized elements generated may be selected from one or more of the group comprising: logographs of an asian alphabet, logographs of a chinese alphabet, letters of a letter based alphabet, words from a dictionary, and the like.

06/30/16
20160188391 

Sophisticated run-time system for graph processing


A graph processing system includes a graph api (application programming interface), as executed by a processor on a computer, and that includes a plurality of graph operators to create graphs and to execute graph analytic applications on the created graphs, the graph operators supporting a creation and manipulation of multi-dimensional properties of graphs. A run-time system is executed by the processor and implements routines that dynamically adjust a plurality of representations and algorithms to execute sequences of operations on graph data.

06/30/16
20160188385 

Optimized system for analytics (graphs and sparse matrices) operations


A graph processing system includes a graph api (application program interface), as executed on a processor of a computer and as capable of implementing any of a plurality of graph operators to express computations of input graph analytics applications. A run-time system, executed by the processor, implements graph operators specified by each graph api function and deploys the implemented graph operators to a selected computing system.

06/30/16
20160188113 

Method and operating device for operating an electronic device via a touchscreen


A method for operating an electronic device via a touchscreen, wherein the operation is carried out on the basis of a position signal generated by an input movement touching the touchscreen, includes carrying out a filtering of the position signal in such a way that at least one movement component of the input movement is at least partially suppressed, wherein a filtered position signal is obtained, and actuating the electronic device on the basis of this filtered position signal.. .

06/30/16
20160188097 

Touchscreen display device and driving the same


A disclosed touchscreen display device includes a display panel with data lines, gate lines, and n×m subpixels arranged in a matrix of n subpixel rows and m subpixel columns, and respectively connected to the corresponding data lines and the corresponding gate lines, where n and m are each a natural number greater than or equal to 2. The display device also includes touch electrodes.

06/30/16
20160188092 

Touchscreen antenna system and design method thereof


Disclosed is a touchscreen antenna system and a method of designing a touchscreen antenna system. The system and method are operative to integrate an antenna with one or more touchscreen components to render a compact and effective system and to provide a more robust operation.

06/30/16
20160188069 

Touchscreen including force sensors


Computing devices and at least one machine readable medium for controlling the functioning of a touch screen are described herein. The computing device includes a touchscreen having one or more force sensors.

06/30/16
20160187993 

Method and input and pointer using border touch


Provided are a method and an apparatus for detecting whether the posture in which a terminal is grasped by a user is a first predetermined posture, and if the first predetermined posture is detected, for displaying a gui object on a touchscreen of the terminal. Additionally provided are a method and an apparatus for detecting whether the posture in which a terminal is grasped by a user is the first predetermined posture, and if the first predetermined posture is detected, for the touchscreen receiving a touch from the user and generating a pointer for the touch..

06/30/16
20160187982 

Dynamic tactile interface


A system that detects and transitions a configuration of a dynamic tactile interface coupled to a computing device incorporating a touchscreen. The dynamic tactile interface includes a tactile layer and a substrate, wherein the tactile layer defines a tactile surface, a deformable region, and a first region adjacent the deformable region and coupled to the substrate opposite the tactile surface.

06/23/16
20160183393 

Mounting 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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






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