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Genes and uses for plant improvement

Electronic device using data theft protection

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10/09/14
20140304854
 Methods for the identification of genes involved in abiotic stress tolerance in plants patent thumbnailMethods for the identification of genes involved in abiotic stress tolerance in plants
Methods are described for the identification of genes useful for conferring tolerance in plants to abiotic stress. Transgenic plants and seeds comprising the stress tolerant genes are also described.
10/09/14
20140304849
 Corn event pv-zmgt32(nk603) and compositions and methods for detection thereof patent thumbnailCorn event pv-zmgt32(nk603) and compositions and methods for detection thereof
The present invention provides a dna construct that confers tolerance to transgenic corn plant. Also provided are assays for detecting the presence of the pv-zmgt32(nk603) corn event based on the dna sequence of the recombinant construct inserted into the corn genome and of genomic sequences flanking the insertion site..
10/09/14
20140304848
 Genes and uses for plant improvement patent thumbnailGenes and uses for plant improvement
This invention provides transgenic plant cells with recombinant dna for expression of proteins that are useful for imparting enhanced agronomic trait(s) to transgenic crop plants. This invention also provides transgenic plants and progeny seed comprising the transgenic plant cells where the plants are selected for having an enhanced trait selected from the group of traits consisting of enhanced water use efficiency, enhanced cold tolerance, increased yield, enhanced nitrogen use efficiency, enhanced seed protein and enhanced seed oil.
10/09/14
20140304841
 Electronic device using data theft protection patent thumbnailElectronic device using data theft protection
An electronic device includes a washer, a printed circuit board, and a screw. The printed circuit board includes a copper foil, a detecting unit and a processing unit.
10/09/14
20140304831
 Remote data access techniques for portable devices patent thumbnailRemote data access techniques for portable devices
A wide-area network (“wan”)-based service enables remote data access transactions between participating endpoints within a group of participating endpoints that includes at least one server and at least one portable electronic device. Each participating endpoint is configured for communication via one or more communication networks and stores the same or different data items on behalf of a user.
10/09/14
20140304809
 Embedded authentication systems in an electronic device patent thumbnailEmbedded authentication systems in an electronic device
An electronic device with a display and a fingerprint sensor may authenticate a user for a respective function. While a respective function of the device is in a locked state, the device displays a graphical element on the display, the graphical element indicating a first direction of finger movement that enables unlocking of the respective function.
10/09/14
20140304801
 Use of data links for aeronautical purposes without compromising safety and security patent thumbnailUse of data links for aeronautical purposes without compromising safety and security
A method of ensuring secure and cost effective communication of aeronautical data to and from an aircraft is provided. The method includes uplinking air-ground aircraft data communications via an aeronautical safety data link and downlinking air-ground aircraft data communications via a consumer data link separated from the aeronautical safety data link by a one-way firewall..
10/09/14
20140304800
 Methods and apparatus for agent-based malware management patent thumbnailMethods and apparatus for agent-based malware management
Methods and apparatus for providing protection against malware are disclosed. An exemplary method includes executing an agent program on a remote computer connected to a network, the agent program being configured to communicate with a base computer via the network, the agent program including a firewall arranged to block communications between the remote computer and entities on the network in accordance with predetermined rules; and configuring the firewall in accordance with rules received from the base computer..
10/09/14
20140304799
 System and method for operating a safety-critical device over a non-secure communication network patent thumbnailSystem and method for operating a safety-critical device over a non-secure communication network
In a system and method for operating, at a near location, a remote safety-critical device, the system includes a first operating input device operated at the near location, providing a first barrier control signal; and a second operating input device to be operated at the near location, providing a second barrier control signal. The first barrier control signal is communicatively connected to a near end of a first secure communication tunnel, and the second barrier control signal is communicatively connected to a near end of a second secure communication tunnel, both through the non-secure communication network.
10/09/14
20140304796
 Providing guest users network access based on information read from a credit card or other object patent thumbnailProviding guest users network access based on information read from a credit card or other object
Guest user are enabled to access network resources through an enterprise network using a guest user account. A guest user account may be created for a guest for a limited time.
10/09/14
20140304783
Monitoring unauthorized access point
A monitoring system, monitoring server, method, and program that, when an unauthorized access point is installed, effectively block wireless communications performed by the unauthorized access point, a monitoring system including a monitoring server for monitoring an unauthorized access point and multiple terminals connected to the monitoring server via a network is provided. The terminals acquire radio wave information from radio waves transmitted by an access point, and transmit the radio wave information to the monitoring server.
10/09/14
20140304777
Securing data communications in a communications network
A method of securing communications between first node attached to first network and second node attached to second network. At the second node, first and second information is received on whether the respective first and second networks have a secure network layer path to the respective first and second nodes or are known to use a secure network layer path to attached nodes.
10/09/14
20140304775
Employing physical location geo-spatial co-ordinate of communication device as part of internet protocol
A current physical location value associated is incorporated with a communication device as part of internet protocol (ip). An ip management component obtains current physical location information of a wireless communication device and modifies the ip address to incorporate the current physical location value corresponding to the current physical location of the communication device as part of the ip address of the communication device to prevent undesired intrusions by hackers, as communications associated with the communication device are routed to/from the communication device that is at the current physical location.
10/09/14
20140304773
Systems, devices, components and methods for communicating with an imd using a portable electronic device and a mobile computing device
The present disclosure involves a method of communicating with an implantable medical device. An authentication process is performed to verify an identity of a user of a mobile computing device.
10/09/14
20140304768
Security and privacy enhancements for security devices
A tamper-resistant security device, such as a subscriber identity module or equivalent, has an aka (authentication and key agreement) module for performing an aka process with a security key stored in the device, as well as means for external communication. The tamper-resistant security device includes an application that cooperates with the aka module and an internal interface for communications between the aka module and the application.
10/09/14
20140304740
Method for displaying electronic program guide, electronic device, and computer readable medium
A method for displaying an electronic program guide (epg), an electronic device, and a computer readable medium are provided. After a guide enable signal is received, a program database is searched according to a current channel to obtain a current category corresponding to the current channel.
10/09/14
20140304736
Display device and method of controlling the display device
A display device is connected in communication with a mobile electronic device. The display control device detects a movement information of a control object in a first two-dimensional space, and the mobile electronic device detects a movement information of the control object in a second two-dimensional space.
10/09/14
20140304725
System and method for distribution of picture objects
A method for data communication is provided and may include, at a communications terminal, displaying picture objects and/or video objects received from a media center via a communications network. The communications terminal may transmit direction of view information (dov) of at least one eye of a user of the terminal with respect to the displayed objects from an eye tracker at the communications terminal.
10/09/14
20140304723
Systems, methods, and computer products for periodic-fee limited access to videos
Systems, methods and computer products for providing periodic fee limited access to videos via internet protocol television. Exemplary embodiments include a method for providing video, the method including receiving a request to download a video to a communications device via an internet-protocol-enabled connection, determining whether the download is permitted based on a periodic fee arrangement for providing the video to the communications device and providing the video to the communications device in response to a determination that the download is permitted..
10/09/14
20140304712
Method for operating task and electronic device thereof
A method and a device for operation a task in an electronic device are provided. The method for operating a task in an electronic device includes generating at least one task on a protocol layer basis based on a work to process, executing at least one task generated on a layer basis through at least one central processing unit (cpu), determining whether a workload to process is changed, and changing, if the workload to process is changed, a workload of the executing of the at least one task..
10/09/14
20140304700
Method and apparatus for updating application in electronic device
A method and apparatus provide for updating an application in an electronic device. The method includes intercepting an update notification for informing that it is necessary to update the application.
10/09/14
20140304699
Methods and apparatus to trigger firmware update request in response to a failure event
A message processing system, such as an unstructured supplementary service data (ussd) gateway, sends a first message having a specific type of data content to a wireless communications device within a wireless communications network. In response to being unable to process the specific type of data content, the wireless communications device sends an error message to the message processing system.
10/09/14
20140304652
Electronic device and method for unlocking the electronic device
In a method for unlocking an electronic device, one or more unlocking operations are defined, and one or more application groups are created. Each of the unlocking operations is associated with one or more of the application groups.
10/09/14
20140304651
Electronic device and method of displaying information in response to a gesture
A method includes displaying a first item on an electronic device and detecting a gesture requesting display of a list. In response to detecting the gesture, a first plurality of representations of items in the list is displayed in a first area while displaying at least a part of the first item in a second area.
10/09/14
20140304639
Electronic device and method for triggering events of the electronic device
In a method for triggering events of an electronic device, one or more events of the electronic device are set through a user interface, and a key combination for each of the events is received from the user interface. The key combination includes one or more distance sensors and a hot key of the electronic device.
10/09/14
20140304634
Electronic apparatus and computer-readable recording medium
A mobile terminal device displays at least one category on a predetermined display unit upon reception of copy operation or cut operation with respect to display information which is to be displayed on the predetermined display unit. The mobile terminal device stores the display information which is subjected to the copy operation or the cut operation in the memory, while associating the display information with a category selected out of the at least one category displayed on the predetermined display unit..
10/09/14
20140304621
Identifying intended communication partners in electronic communications
An apparatus, computer program product, and method for assisting communication with an intended communication partner. The apparatus may include a user interface and at least one computer processor.
10/09/14
20140304620
Content driven mobile communication system
Provided is a computing device or a computer-implemented method for generating a user interface to retrieve user input. The computer device is configured to retrieve a question and expected answer from a question database; determine a question format based on the content of the question and the expected answer, wherein the question format is selected from the group consisting of (a) a question requiring a text input, (b) a polar question, (c) a multiple choice question with a single choice, (d) a multiple choice question with one or more choices, and (e) a referral question that loads a selected computer program; select a predefined user interface based on the determined question format; display the question with the selected user interface on a screen; and receive an input from a user as answer to the question..
10/09/14
20140304619
Identifying intended communication partners in electronic communications
An apparatus, computer program product, and method for assisting communication with an intended communication partner. The apparatus may include a user interface and at least one computer processor.
10/09/14
20140304599
Method and electronic device for manipulating a first or a second user interface object
A method and an electronic device for manipulating a first user interface object are provided. The electronic device is capable of detecting a first type of touch on a touch screen of the electronic device and a second type of touch on the touch screen.
10/09/14
20140304586
Electronic device and data processing method
According to one embodiment, an electronic device acquires a file, and displays a page on a screen, based on layer information in the file. The file includes first and second layer information.
10/09/14
20140304571
Device and method for transmitting data using convolutional turbo code (ctc) encoder in mobile communication system
Abstract: disclosed in the present application is a method for transmitting data from a transmitting side in a mobile communication system. Specifically, the method comprises: a first encoding to output first encoded bits by encoding input data bits, which have been input through two input ports of the ctc encoder; interleaving the input data bits using four ctc interleaver parameters p0, p1, p2 and p3 corresponding to sizes of the input data bits; a second encoding to output second encoded bits by encoding the interleaved data bits; and selectively transmitting, to a receiving side, the input data bits, the first encoded bits and the second encoded bits, in accordance with a predetermined coding rate..
10/09/14
20140304555
Universal serial bus testing device
A usb testing device is provided for an electronic device having a usb port. The usb testing device includes a first usb control unit, a second usb control unit, and a micro-processor.
10/09/14
20140304538
Method and device for prolonging sleeping time of cpu
This application discloses a method for prolonging sleeping time of cpu. After cpu enters sleeping state, interrupt controller delays reporting deferrable external interrupts to the cpu, with the delay time set or as default.
10/09/14
20140304536
Statistical approach to power management for electronic devices
Power savings is provided to users of various electronic devices by monitoring the times and locations at which those users activate, deactivate, or otherwise change an operational state of one or more functional elements of a device. Other contextual or environmental information can be captured as well when the user performs such an action.
10/09/14
20140304534
Network power management system
A power management device can include a housing, a power input associated with the housing, and a plurality of power outputs associated with the housing. At least certain power outputs can be connectable to one or more electrical loads external to the housing and to the power input.
10/09/14
20140304518
Mobile solution for signing and retaining third-party documents
Techniques for signer-initiated electronic document signing via an electronic signature service using a mobile or other client device are described. Example embodiments provide an electronic signature service (“ess”) configured to facilitate the creation, storage, and management of documents and corresponding electronic signatures.
10/09/14
20140304503
Systems and methods for securing data in motion
Two approaches are provided for distributing trust among certificate authorities. Each approach may be used to secure data in motion.
10/09/14
20140304497
Electronic device having function of booting operating system by bootloader, method of performing the same function, and storage medium
An electronic device configured to perform a function of booting an operating system by a bootloader which boots the operating system by loading the bootloader on a memory, a method of performing the same function, and a storage medium. The electronic device includes: a first memory including a boot partition region for storing at least one piece of bootloader data including the function of booting the operating system, and a user partition region for copying and storing at least some bootloader data among entire bootloader data stored in the boot partition region; and a controller that loads initial program loader data stored in the boot partition region of the first memory to a second memory to execute the loaded initial program loader data, and loads the at least some bootloader data copied in the user partition region of the first memory to the second memory and executes the loaded bootloader data according to execution of the initial program loader data..
10/09/14
20140304496
Electronic device
According to one embodiment, an electronic device includes a non-volatile storage, a button, a rebooting module, a memory, a control module. The rebooting module reboots the device if continuous operation time of the button exceeds a first time.
10/09/14
20140304450
Switching device, packet control method, and data communication system
A header attaching unit attaches, for each destination of a plurality of packets, a number to each of the packets. The packets have a plurality of types.
10/09/14
20140304447
Method, system and apparatus for communicating with an electronic device and a stereo housing
A remote control for communicating with an electronic device and a stereo housing comprises a microphone, a remote control speaker, a controller, and a video screen that displays visual content based on content of the electronic device and the stereo housing. The visual content is able to comprise song, album, and artist information and caller identification information of a call received by the electronic device.
10/09/14
20140304446
Method,system and apparatus for communicating with an electronic device and stereo housing
A stereo system comprises a housing for removably docking and housing an electronic device and a way communication device. The communication device comprises a receiver which is configured for receiving a command signal and a control device which receives a signal from the receiver and sends a signal to one or both of an electronic device operation circuit and a stereo housing operation circuit based upon the signal sent to the receiver.
10/09/14
20140304438
Detection system for detecting button being pressed and method thereof
Method for detecting presses on buttons of an electronic device with a reduced number of general purpose in/out (gpi/o) ports includes a number of the gpi/o ports the number of the buttons is greater than the number of the gpi/o ports. A proportion of the buttons are each coupled between one of the i/o ports and ground, and the remaining proportion of the buttons are each coupled between any two of the i/o ports.
10/09/14
20140304432
Identification of electronic devices operating within a computing system
Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and apparatuses for identification of electronic devices within a computing system. According to an aspect, a method may be implemented at an electronic device comprising an input.
10/09/14
20140304426
Routing of messages
A method to provide transfer of data without the use of a network from an application program to an embedded device. A routing service establishes a communication channel without the use of a local area network.
10/09/14
20140304423
Proximity synchronization of audio content among multiple playback and storage devices
A wireless communication system and in particular to a wireless communication system for digital audio players that provides for increased functionality, such as communication, interaction and synchronization between a computing platform and various mobile, portable or fixed digital audio players, as well as providing a communication link between the various digital audio players themselves. The computing platform may act, for example, through a wireless network or wireless communication platform, to control the digital audio players; to act as a cache of digital audio data for the digital audio players; as well as provide a gateway to the internet to enable the digital audio players to access additional digital audio content and other information.
10/09/14
20140304417
Establishing communications
In one aspect there is provided a host device having: a modem interface arranged to transmit transmission units between the host device and a modem; a communication function configured to generate primitives to establish a communication event between the host device and a remote device; a client agent connected to receive control primitives from the communication function and operable to convert the control primitives to data transmission units; a host routing interface operable to route data transmission units from the client agent according to a predetermined route option which is set based on whether a communication event control function for processing the data transmission units is located on the host device or the modem.. .
10/09/14
20140304402
Systems and methods for cluster statistics aggregation
For multiple multi-core nodes in a cluster, the filtered statistics clients contacts the aggregator on a master node of the cluster, referred to as the cluster configuration owner (“cco”) or cluster coordinator and expects the stats aggregated from all the cluster nodes. The aggregator on the cco nodes relay the client request to packet engines on the cco node and to an aggregator on each of the other nodes in the cluster.
10/09/14
20140304401
Systems and methods to collect logs from multiple nodes in a cluster of load balancers
The systems and methods of the present solution are directed to collecting log information from multiple nodes in a multi-nodal cluster. Generally, a logging process runs to collect log information from multiple nodes in a multi-nodal cluster, e.g., a cluster of appliances.
10/09/14
20140304392
Predicting the performance of a multi-stage communications network under load from multiple communicating servers
A capability is provided for predicting the performance of a communications network, such as a multi-stage communications network. The predicted performance includes, in one aspect, predicting the amount of bandwidth that a server of the communications network could deliver with a full load on the network.
10/09/14
20140304363
Adaptable push-notification state
Adaptation of a push-notification state is disclosed. The adaptation can be based on a proximity of a first and second user equipment.
10/09/14
20140304347
Communication system and electronic mail delivery control method in a communication system
A communication system includes: a terminal apparatus; and a delivery control apparatus configured to deliver automatically electronic mail to the terminal apparatus without waiting for an acquisition request for the electronic mail from the terminal apparatus, when the delivery control apparatus is configured to receive the electronic mail, wherein the delivery control apparatus includes a mail delivery management unit configured to control to suspend or resume automatic delivery of the electronic mail according to a state of a delivery route of the electronic mail or an apparatus located on the delivery route from the delivery control apparatus to the terminal apparatus, and the terminal apparatus includes a reception unit configured to receive the automatically delivered electronic mail.. .
10/09/14
20140304340
System and method to break communication threads
A method and system for breaking a communications thread on a communications system includes monitoring a communications system having a plurality of users. An initial communications thread is identified between two or more of the plurality of users on the communications system.
10/09/14
20140304286
Systems and methods for creating and using imbedded shortcodes and shortened physical and internet addresses
Systems and methods are disclosed for creating and using imbedded shortcodes. An imbedded shortcode (isc) and shortcode may be uniquely associated with a full name that identifies an item of interest.
10/09/14
20140304280
Text display and selection system
Systems, methods, and devices for extracting and distributing text of mixed types from displayed graphical data from a display of an electronic device are disclosed. The text types can include rendered text and text represented in rendered images.
10/09/14
20140304272
Electronic device and method for displaying web history thereof
A method for displaying web histories in an electronic device includes displaying at least one webpage through a web browser in response to a user input, and displaying a list of web histories for previously displayed webpages when receiving a request for a webpage visit record, wherein the web history is generated by sorting webpages by each category.. .
10/09/14
20140304259
Multi-prefix query optimizations
The present invention includes systems and methods for retrieving information via a flexible and consistent targeted search model that employs interactive multi-prefix, multi-tier and dynamic menu information retrieval techniques that provide context-specific functionality tailored to particular information channels, as well as to records within or across such channels, and other known state information. Users are presented with a consistent search interface among multiple tiers across and within a large domain of information sources, and need not learn different or special search syntax.
10/09/14
20140304225
System and method for upload and synchronization of media content to cloud based media services
A system and method for upload and synchronization of media content captured by an electronic device to a cloud based media service are disclosed. In one embodiment, the captured media content is partitioned into multiple media segments by the electronic device.
10/09/14
20140304212
Inference pipeline system and method
A system to infer place data is disclosed that receives location data collected on a user's mobile electronic device, recognizes when, where and for how long the user makes stops, generates possible places visited, and predicts the likelihood of a user to visit those places.. .
10/09/14
20140304172
Electronic signature security algorithms
Technologies are generally described for security algorithm methods in authorizing and linking devices associated with a customer. A first device can be linked to a customer account.
10/09/14
20140304165
Mobile communications device payment method utilizing location information
A method includes receiving, by a payment server, a request for a payment from a mobile communication device; and, generating, a request to verify the location of the mobile communication device. In response to receiving the location of the mobile communication device, determining whether or not to authorize the requested payment..
10/09/14
20140304157
Identity theft and fraud protection system and method
A system and method protects users against theft of personally identifiable information during both online and offline purchase transactions, registration transactions and identity authentication transactions. The system initially obtains a user's personally identifiable information as storable computer data, establishes an anonymous email address on behalf of the subscribing user, provides the anonymous email address to an email recipient when the subscribing user sends an email to the recipient, receives email communications from the recipient at the anonymous email address, stores the routing information from the email communications, scrubs the email communications for electronic viruses, forwards the email communications received from the recipient at the anonymous email address to the subscribing user, and forwards email communications to the recipient that are sent from the subscribing user to the anonymous email address by matching the stored routing information without ever revealing the subscribing user's real email address to the recipient..
10/09/14
20140304097
Method & system for the automated population of data fields, with personal information, in enrollment/registration forms of service providers
A method and system for the electronic enrollment/registration of a consumer for access to the services of a service provider, which requires the selective disclosure of personal consumer information, from a consumer controlled database, to a service provider, as a prerequisite and incidental to the enrollment and/or subscription to a service provider's services. This personal consumer information is resident on a personal database within a mobile consumer communication device (e.g.
10/09/14
20140304094
Methods for adjusting near field communications circuitry during mobile payment transactions
Methods for operating a portable electronic device to conduct mobile payment transactions are provided. The electronic device may include near field communications circuitry having a transmitter, a receiver, and a field detector for detecting a field from a merchant terminal.
10/09/14
20140304091
Customer proposed linked voucher method and apparatus
A system, method, and computer-readable storage medium configured to link electronic voucher offers with complementary voucher offers and consolidate redemption of electronic vouchers with electronic payments into a single transaction.. .
10/09/14
20140304090
Apparatus and method for providing electronic book service in electronic book system
A method for providing a multiplay electronic book content of a client in an electronic book system is provided. The method includes receiving, from an electronic book content server, a multiplay profile and a multiplayable electronic book content which is an electronic book content including multiplay characteristic information, and editing the multiplayable electronic book content so that the content corresponds to a user profile so as to generate a multiplay electronic book content.
10/09/14
20140304050
Partner linkage method and apparatus
A system, method, and computer-readable storage medium configured to link electronic voucher offers with complementary voucher offers and consolidate redemption of electronic vouchers with electronic payments into a single transaction.. .
10/09/14
20140304049
Consolidated electronic voucher redemption and payment method and apparatus
A system, method, and computer-readable storage medium configured to consolidate redemption of electronic vouchers with electronic payments into a single transaction.. .
10/09/14
20140304047
Merchant voucher offer processing method and apparatus
A system, method, and computer-readable storage medium configured to link electronic voucher offers with complementary voucher offers and consolidate redemption of electronic vouchers with electronic payments into a single transaction.. .


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