|| List of recent Nic-related patents
|Increased seed size and seed number through transgenic over expression of revoluta protein during early embryo development|
The present invention provides methods and compositions for increasing the seed size and/or seed number in plants. In particular, the methods and compositions provide for the over expression of a plant growth and/or development related or associated gene during embryo development.
|Methods for expanding color palette in dendrobium orchids|
A nucleotide sequence encoding flavonoid 3′-hydroxylase (f3′h) of dendrobium, a method of producing a transgenic flower color-changed dendrobium plant, and a transgenic flower color-changed dendrobium plant are provided by this invention.. .
|Polynucleotides and polypeptides in plants|
The invention relates to plant transcription factor polypeptides, polynucleotides that encode them, homologs from a variety of plant species, and methods of using the polynucleotides and polypeptides to produce transgenic plants having advantageous properties compared to a reference plant. Sequence information related to these polynucleotides and polypeptides can also be used in bioinformatic search methods and is also disclosed..
|Method for changing nitrogen utilization efficiency in plants|
The present invention provides a method for changing nitrogen utilization efficiency in a plant comprises regulating the expression of arabidopsis nrt 1.7 or an orthologue thereof so that the nitrate remobilization from older leaves to young leaves in the plant is regulated, thereby the nitrogen utilization efficiency is changed. The present invention also provides a transgenic plant obtainable by transforming a plant with an expression construct with a high or low level of expression of nrt 1.7.
|Polynucleotides and polypeptides that confer increased yield, size or biomass|
The present description relates to plant transcription factor polypeptides, polynucleotides that encode them, homologs from a variety of plant species, and methods of using the polynucleotides and polypeptides to produce transgenic plants having advantageous properties compared to a reference plant, including the traits of increased yield, size or biomass.. .
|Subsystem authenticity and integrity verification (saiv)|
Systems and methods are disclosed for enhancing anti-terrorism public safety measures, by more securely determining whether explosives or other contraband have been inserted into notebook computer batteries or other large, replaceable subsystems of electronic devices. Because notebook computers typically require large, heavy batteries, they present attractive containers for smugglers and terrorists attempting to bring explosives onto an airplane.
|Electronic device and method for fast activating application after unlocking|
A method for fast activating applications of an electronic device having a touch screen displays a predetermined unlocking interface on the touch screen when the electronic device wakes from an idle state. The predetermined unlocking interface includes a plurality of pattern drawing regions.
|Article of manufacture for securing data in 2d bar codes using ssl|
An article of manufacture comprises a printed document associated with a source entity. The printed document is readable by a software application of an electronic device.
Auditing a communication is disclosed. Credentials are received from a client.
|Access control mechanism to a secure element coupled to an nfc router|
The invention relates to a method of protecting a security module (14) equipping a telecommunication device equipped with a near-field communication router (18), against an attempt to divert a channel for communication between a port of this security module and a port of the router, in which upon each request originating from the router and destined for the security module, the latter verifies the rights of access to the information that it contains as a function of the provenance of the request.. .
|Systems and methods for enforcing security in mobile computing|
Methods and systems described herein relate to enhancing security on a device by configuring one or more software functions in a trusted zone of a processor using object firewalls, ipc mechanisms, and/or a policy engine. An inter-process communication mechanism and inter-process communication bus enable secure inter-process communication between inter-process communication applications within the trusted zone and inter-process communication applications external to the trusted zone.
|Systems and methods for media packaging|
The invention relates to a method for packaging media and data for transmission over a broadband communications network link for display at a terminal destination. Features of the method included creating desired media segments for transmission to the terminal destination and for creating targeting information, for example in whole or in part in the form of metadata, for transmission to the terminal destination.
|Method for signal receiving|
A method of reproducing dedicated information, promotions and advertising in a device for receiving radio and/or video signals having one unit for receiving a digital signal, one tuner allowing selection of at least one channel, one unit for sending a processed signal to a broadcasting apparatus; the device further including a database with a prefixed number of modules, each module containing data identifying a selection of preferred information, promotions and advertising typologies, and a plurality of personal electronic devices, each having a memory storing an id code and each being configured to communicate with the device for receiving radio and/or video signals; each module of the database is associated to an id code stored in one of the personal electronic devices; the device for receiving radio and/or video signals receives one id code of one of the personal electronic devices placed in proximity to the device for receiving radio and/or video signals, retrieves from the database a module associated to the received id code and reproduces at specific time intervals dedicated information, promotions and advertising on the broadcasting apparatus, the dedicated information, promotions and advertising are selected based on the data identifying a selection of preferred advertising typologies of the retrieved module.. .
|Audiovisual reproduction system|
Audiovisual reproduction system including a central unit managing a sound control circuit, and a telecommunications modem connected to a distribution network controlled by a host server, through a multitask operating system created around a tools and services library, in which the operating system includes a function that adjusts the sound control circuit to couple volumes in the various areas in which the loudspeakers in the audiovisual reproduction system are used, this function being accessible through a management mode of the multitask operating system, the coupling maintaining the ratios between the various volumes in each area when the volume in one area is modified.. .
|Play usage statistical system|
Viewing history regarding one or more instances of media content is generated for subsequent analysis. The viewing history is developed based on recording timestamps associated with one or more instances that viewing of the media content is interrupted, paused, terminated, etc.
|Application context intercommunication for mobile devices|
A method and system include a backend mobile development framework. The framework includes a library having a plurality of apps for mobile devices, the apps divided into groups of related apps.
|Method and apparatus for executing application program in electronic device|
An apparatus and a method for displaying application program information in an electronic device are provided. The method for displaying the application program information includes executing a first application program, determining at least one application program capable of being executed after the first application program, and displaying, on a display unit, information on the at least one application program..
|Special character input method and electronic device therefor|
A method and apparatus for inputting special characters which are paired in an electronic device. The method includes detecting input of at least one first special character, determining at least one second special character corresponding to the at least one first special character, displaying the at least one second special character, and inputting the at least one second special character when selection of the at least one special character is sensed..
|Method and device for displaying scrolling information in electronic device|
A method of displaying scrolling information in an electronic device is provided. The method includes displaying content, when a size of the content is greater than a screen size, displaying a scroll bar in a specific area of a screen, detecting a gesture that adjusts a size of the scroll bar, and when the gesture is detected, scrolling the content in a direction corresponding to a direction of the gesture and in correspondence to a size of the adjusted scroll bar..
A user interface (ui) is displayed on a display coupled to an electronic device. The ui includes a first area of the ui visible on the display.
User interface (ui) techniques, and more particularly to graphical user interface (gui) techniques providing 3-dimensional (3-d) renditions. A method of displaying one or more graphical objects, the method being carried out in an electronic device, the device having processing circuitry, memory and a display device, the method comprising: obtaining first image data, the first image data defining at least one two-dimensional graphical component; performing a transformation operation on the first image data to generate second image data, the second image data defining, for the or each graphical component, a modified form of the graphical component; using said second image data, displaying the modified form whereby the or each graphical component has the appearance of having a component of dimension perpendicular the plane of the display device.
|Method and apparatus for controlling multitasking in electronic device using double-sided display|
A method of controlling multitasking in an electronic device using a double-sided display is provided. The method includes detecting a first gesture which reverses a first direction of a first screen executing a first application to a second direction or reverses the second direction of a second screen to the first direction, displaying a first list of applications on the second screen of the second direction is reversed to the first direction, when the first gesture is detected, detecting a input for selecting a second application from the first list of applications, and executing and displaying the touched second application on the second screen having the first direction..
|Electronic device and control method thereof|
There are provided an electronic device and a control method thereof. First contents related to an image and second contents generated by converting the recorded audio into text are displayed on a touchscreen, instead of a playback screen of the image when the electronic device plays the image and enters a mode for recording audio.
|Progress adjustment method and electronic device|
The present invention discloses a progress adjustment method and an electronic device, the progress adjustment method is applied to an electronic device including a display unit on which data contents corresponding to first data are output in a chronological order, the method comprising displaying a progress bar corresponding to the first data on the display unit, and unit progress of the progress bar being a first unit progress; when obtaining a first input operation, controlling switching of the data contents of the first data with the first unit progress according to the first input operation; obtaining a second sliding operation; and generating a first sub progress bar based on a current progress unit that includes a progress identifier on the progress bar according to the second sliding operation; unit progress of the first sub progress bar being a second unit progress.. .
|Method and device for implementing local operation on web page|
A method and device for implementing a local operation on a web page are disclosed, which belong to the field of web technology. The method is applied to an electronic apparatus that includes a displaying unit and has an html operating environment.
|Signal reception apparatus, block decoding unit and method thereof in radio communication system|
A method for decoding a channel signal in a signal reception apparatus is provided. The method includes performing a block decoding operation on a channel signal block, and if the block decoding for the channel signal block fails, re-performing a block decoding operation on the channel signal block using a preset pattern..
|Methods and systems for 2-dimensional forward error correction coding|
A communication system and a method are disclosed. The communication system includes an encoder configured to encode source data and output an encoded frame including a plurality of rows and a plurality of columns.
|Low density parity check (ldpc) coding in communication systems|
A communication device is configured to encode and/or decode low density parity check (ldpc) coded signals. Such ldpc coded signals are characterized by ldpc matrices having a particular form.
|Information processing apparatus, information processing system, and computer program product|
An information processing apparatus includes: a power mode information storage unit that stores power mode information indicating whether a power mode of an electronic apparatus is a first power mode in which at least a first communication unit is operable or a second power mode in which the first communication unit is not operable and a second communication unit is operable; an update unit that updates the power mode information; a determination unit that refers to the power mode information and determines the power mode; a first acquisition unit that, if the power mode is the first power mode, obtains state information from the electronic apparatus via the first communication unit; a state information storage unit that stores the state information; and a second acquisition unit that, if the power mode is the second power mode, obtains the state information from the state information storage unit.. .
|External storage device and driving method thereof|
An external storage device comprises a plurality of hard disks, a bridging control unit, a connecting port and a voltage converter circuit. The bridging control unit is coupled to the hard disks and ingrates the hard disks into a redundant array of independent disks.
|Near field communication (nfc) device and method for selectively securing records in a near field communication data exchange format (ndef) message|
A method and apparatus for selectively securing records in a near field communication data exchange format (ndef) message in a near field communication (nfc) device are provided. The method includes generating a place marker signature record by setting a uri_present field to ‘0’ and setting a signature_type field to a predefined value, wherein a combination of the uri_present field set to ‘0’ and the signature_type field set to the predefined value indicates that a signature record type definition (rtd) is a place marker signature record; and placing the place marker signature record in the ndef message, wherein a set of records following the place marker signature record are secured..
|Broadband certified mail|
The present invention provides system and method for providing certified voice and/or multimedia mail messages in a broadband signed communication system which uses packetized digital information. Cryptography is used to authenticate a message that has been compiled from streaming voice or multimedia packets.
|Method for communication between gateways in wireless sensor network (wsn), initiating party gateway and destination party gateway|
The disclosure provides a method for communication between gateways in wireless sensor network (wsn), comprising: in a wsn configured with a plurality of gateways, an initiating gateway determining a target gateway with which a telecommunication network communication connection is to be established; the initiating gateway and the target gateway performing authentication, after the authentication is successful, establishing the telecommunication network communication connection between the initiating gateway and the target gateway. The disclosure also discloses an initiating gateway and a target gateway in a wsn.
|Techniques to monitor connection paths on networked devices|
Techniques for managing network connections are described. An apparatus may comprise a communications component operative to manage a connection for a client, the connection routed over a network and a traffic analysis component operative to determine one or more characteristics of the routing of the connection.
|Transmission apparatus, reception apparatus, communication system, transmission method, and reception method|
Provided is a transmission apparatus capable of avoiding unnecessary decryption and preventing a denial-of-service attack. The transmission apparatus that establishes a secure communications channel (sa) between the transmission apparatus and a reception apparatus includes a creation section that creates a packet, an encryption section that, based on a ratio of a redundant packet to the packets created by the packet creation section and on an instruction from the reception apparatus, determines an encryption coverage in the created packet and encrypts data in the encryption coverage, and a transmission section that transmits the encrypted packet through sa..
|Method and apparatus for providing an adaptable security level in an electronic communication|
A method of communicating in a secure communication system, comprises the steps of assembling a message at a sender, then determining a frame type, and including an indication of the frame type in a header of the message. The message is then sent to a recipient and the frame type used to perform a policy check..
|Method and system for the supply of data, transactions and electronic voting|
A method for supply of data, including generating an empowerment certificate signed with a signing entity's electronic signature. The empowerment certificate includes attributes of a described entity, information identifying the signing entity, indication of data relating to the described entity, indication of a source of the data, and identification of a relying entity to which the data can be supplied.
|Wireless docking service with direct connection to peripherals|
In one example, a method includes receiving, from a user application and with a wireless docking service of a wireless docking communications stack executing on a computing device, a request to discover one or more peripheral functions within wireless communication range of the computing device. The method also includes, responsive to receiving the request, discovering, with the wireless docking service, the one or more peripheral functions without communicating with a wireless docking center.
|Portable instrument and docking station with divided universal serial bus communication device|
A universal serial bus (usb) communication system includes a portable instrument and a docking station that communicate with a host device using a divided usb communication device. A first portion of the usb communication device is provided in the portable instrument.
|Electronic tool and methods for meetings|
An electronic meeting tool and method for communicating arbitrary media content from users at a meeting comprises a node configuration means adapted to operate a display node of a communications network, the display node being coupled to a first display. The node configuration means is adapted to receive user selected arbitrary media content and to control display of the user selected arbitrary media content on the first display.
|Local streaming proxy server|
A local application streaming proxy can create a virtual image of storage media, which allows cloud operators to rapidly deliver applications, or deliver any operating system remotely, while providing better security, network utilization, low power requirements, and consistent performance for streamed applications and operating systems. A station using its wifi/lan provides qos guarantees (or priority) for application streaming network communications to create a consistent user experience regardless of other application bandwidth utilization.
|Distributed description over multiple links|
Technologies are generally described for enhancing quality of service for real time media communications over wireless networks through use of multiple media streams. A wireless communication device may be associated to multiple access points and/or cellular base stations.
|Protocol translation in smart grid communications|
A system and method for managing smart grid communication is disclosed. The system includes a communication module, a discovery module, a translation module and a smart grid module.
|Generic companion-messaging between media platforms|
Various embodiments, methods, and systems for communicating via a generic companion-messaging session are provided. The generic companion-messaging session includes a base platform running a base platform application and a companion platform running a companion platform application.
|System for communicating media to users over a network|
A system of selectively providing media as audio or video or combined media to users in a categorized highly segmented manner. Employing communications and operative software adapted to the task running on a networked computer or server, the system stores media browsers which use media files related to the products and services of one subscribing client.
|Supporting transport diversity and time-shifted buffers for media streaming over a network|
A proxy unit is configured to obtain mapping information that maps an identifier for media data to a resource location based on a service for retrieving the media data, wherein the service defines at least one of a plurality of types of transports for transporting the media data, receive a request for the media data from an application service client, determine whether the service is available, and, when the service is available, cause the application service client to receive the media data from a unit that receives the media data using the service from the resource location, based on the mapping information. In this manner, the application service client may receive media data from the unit (e.g., a middleware unit), which then receives the media data using a service that defines transport according to, e.g., broadcast or multicast transport, or another fashion (e.g., unicast) if the defined transport is unavailable..
|Systems, methods, and/or apparatus for enabling communication between devices using different communication protocols|
An integration system for enabling communication between service providers and end-devices, comprising at least one memory for storing data about end-devices and an interface for receiving communications from service providers intended for a plurality of end-devices and retransmitting the communication to the plurality of end-devices. The plurality of end-devices being configured to communicate with two or more different service providers and the integration system is configured to translate the incoming communication from the service provider to the protocol corresponding to the end-device..
|Systems and methods for device-to-cloud message delivery|
Certain implementations of the disclosed technology may include systems, methods, and computer-readable media for providing device-to-cloud (upstream) message delivery. According to an example implementation, a method is provided that can include generating, by a mobile computing device, a first message from a first application and a second message from a second application.
|System, method and computer readable medium for processing unsolicited electronic mail|
An internet service provider (isp) is configured to analyze a subscriber's sent e-mail packets to determine a subscriber identity associated with the e-mail packets. A database is then queried to determine a current sending rate of e-mails by the subscriber.
|System and method for creating a geographically-defined social network|
A system and method for creating a geographically-defined social network. In the preferred embodiment, residents living in a defined geographical area, such as a particular neighborhood, are connected to one another via a social network.
|Systems and methods for computing device communications|
Certain implementations of the disclosed technology may include systems and methods for computing device communications. According to an example implementation of the disclosed technology, a method is provided that can include determining a status and capability of at least one selected computing device, and sending a generated message to the at least one selected computing device.
|Transmission filtering processor architecture|
A processor for filtering message traffic between communication systems may include an input buffer storing an input message and an output buffer. The processor may also include a memory interface communicatively coupled to a filter rule table that includes message filter rules for verifying input messages received by the input buffer and build output message rules for constructing output messages based on the input messages received by the input buffer.
|Method, apparatus, and system for migrating user service|
Embodiments of the present invention provide a method for migrating a user service, and relate to the field of communications, so that a user service is uninterrupted and service data of a user is not lost in a process of migrating an application program. The method includes: saving a user request link message sent by a client; after freezing an application program, saving socket status information corresponding to each current user link, and saving data packets in a socket input buffer and a socket output buffer that correspond to each current user link; and sending the user request link message to a standby server, so that the standby server generates a server socket according to the user request link message; and sending socket status information corresponding to the user link, and the data packets to the standby server, so that the standby server updates the server socket and buffer data..
|Shared real-time content editing activated by an image|
Systems and methods for instantiating collaboration interfaces via object recognition are disclosed. An object recognition engine communicatively coupled to a database and an electronic device receives sensor data related to an object and identifies an object characteristic.
|Method and system for providing sponsored information on electronic devices|
A system implementing a method for providing sponsored information on an electronic device determines information of interest to the user as relevant information, accesses sponsored information, and provides sponsored information based on said relevant information.. .
|Image display method and electronic device using the seme|
A display method and an electronic device using the same are provided. The electronic device includes a screen.
|Methods and arrangements for device profiles in wireless networks|
Embodiments provide a device profile mechanism for wireless devices. Many embodiments comprise a medium access control (mac) sublayer logic to build frames comprising a device profile index element for a first device.
|Mobile communications device with electronic nose|
Systems and methods for a mobile electronic system that gathers and analyzes odors, airborne chemicals and/or compounds. A signature or representation of the odors, airborne chemicals and/or compounds can be generated.
|Method and apparatus for storing and retrieving profile data for electronic devices|
A method and system for backing up and restoring personal data are provided. The method includes communicating with a first communication device over a first communication connection when the first communication device detects changes to personal data stored in a first communication device; receiving the changed personal data over the first communication connection; performing a backup function by receiving the changed personal data from the first communication device; automatically communicating with a second communication device that is associated with a same user account as a user account associated with the first communication device, over a second communication connection upon performing the backup function; and automatically performing a restore function by transmitting the changed personal data to the second communication device over the second communication connection upon performing the backup function..
|Electronic apparatus and method of controlling the same|
An electronic apparatus and a method of controlling the same, receives a user's current use state information including at least one of current user information and surrounding environment information, determines a user's current state by comparing the received current use state information with intention pattern information in which a user's intention is patterned and previously stored in association with a plurality of functions or information providable by the electronic apparatus, and automatically proposes a function corresponding to the determined user's state among the plurality of functions or information providable by the electronic apparatus. Thus, a user's intention or needs is determined to actively propose a proper function so that a user can conveniently use the function..
|Server device, electronic apparatus, communication system, and information processing method|
A terminal device that is an electronic apparatus communicates with a server device that communicates with a communication device located at one premises. The terminal device receives, based on obtaining the electricity usage quantity by the one premises from a wireless router, information representing the total quantity of electricity usage quantity and the total figure of the electricity rate by the one premises, and the total quantity of electricity usage quantity and the total figure of the electricity rate by another premises over a predetermined term.
|Communications systems and methods|
Various aspects of a method and system for electronics lifetime wear monitoring are provided. Various aspects of a method and system for scheduling various maintenance-related activities based, at least in part, on circuit monitoring are also provided..
|Fraud detection employing personalized fraud detection rules|
Detection of fraud in financial transactions is facilitated. A financial transaction is initiated by a user, and based on the financial transaction, information is obtained by an electronic device of the user.
|Transaction system and method|
A method and device of performing a person-to-person payment from a wireless personal communications device of an originator to a wireless communications device of a recipient is provided. The method include transferring a respective blind payment identifier, which is associated with a payment having a monetary value, from a wireless personal communications device of the originator to a wireless personal communications device of the recipient by using a direct device-to-device communications protocol.
|Transmitter, receiver, transmitting method, receiving method, communication system, communication method, program, and computer-readable storage medium|
To provide a technique for making it possible to perform proximity communication using an apparatus not including a special proximity communication device. Transmission data is acquired.
|Electronic commerce gift shopping cart management system|
A method of managing an electronic gift shopping cart includes the steps of: configuring a server to retrieve retailer product information and displaying the retailer product information to a gift giver, the retailer information comprising at least: a product name, a product sku, and a product description; and presenting the retailer product information to a gift giver user; configuring the server to generate a first shopping cart state by receiving a gift giver gift selection from the retailer product information; configuring the server to configure parameters of the first shopping cart state including the step of providing a choice of a gift to a gift recipient so that a plurality of items provides a gift choice; and configuring the server to present the first shopping cart state to the gift recipient in the form of a gift notice.. .
|Portable electronic device having a memory card module for conducting electronic transactions|
A portable electronic device is provided for conducting an electronic transaction with a point-of-sale (pos) terminal, and includes a device processor, and a memory card module. The memory card module includes a transceiver unit to receive transaction data from the pos terminal, a storage unit including a working zone and a hidden zone that stores the transaction data, and a processing unit.
|Adjustable kiosk system|
A kiosk system includes: a flexible bendable user interactive display screen capable of operation when contorted, twisted or bent into different physical configurations; an operational interface in communications with the display screen; a network for access to and from the display screen via the operational interface; and a computer system for providing and receiving data to and from the display screen via the network.. .
|Methods and systems for exchanging and/or transferring various forms of value|
Methods and systems for exchanging various forms of value, including coins, currency, credit, debit, and/or bank account funds, for prepaid cash cards, credit cards, phone cards, and the like. In one embodiment, a value exchange machine includes a coin input region, a coin sorting/counting apparatus, a card reader, and a communications facility configured to communicate with a remote computer network.