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System and method for verifying a travelers authorization to enter into a jurisdiction using a software application…

System and method for verifying a travelers authorization to enter into a jurisdiction using a software application…

Techniques for reliable messaging for an intermediary in a network communication environment

Oracle International

Techniques for reliable messaging for an intermediary in a network communication environment

Techniques for reliable messaging for an intermediary in a network communication environment

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03/26/15
20150089688
 Compositions and methods of gene silencing in plants patent thumbnailnew patent Compositions and methods of gene silencing in plants
Compositions and methods for inducing gene silencing events in plants are disclosed. The compositions typical include a polynucleotide encoding an mirna target sequence operably linked to a sequence of from a target gene, cdna or mrna, or fragment thereof.
The Board Of Trustees Of The University Of Illinois
03/26/15
20150089687
 Novel antifungal proteins and methods of use patent thumbnailnew patent Novel antifungal proteins and methods of use
Compositions and methods for protecting a plant from a pathogen, particularly a fungal pathogen, are provided. Compositions include amino acid sequences, and variants and fragments thereof, for novel variants of antipathogenic polypeptides generated through dna shuffling that exhibit improved antipathogenic activity.
Pioneer Hi Bred International Inc
03/26/15
20150089686
 Plant germplasm resistant to rna viruses patent thumbnailnew patent Plant germplasm resistant to rna viruses
Disclosed is a dsrna construct used to silencing specific eukaryotic translation initiation factor in plants to produce a plant resistant to viruses such as potyviruses, luteoviruses, and furoviruses. More specifically, the plant would be resistant to viruses such as wheat streak mosaic virus, triticum mosaic virus, soil bourne mosaic virus, or barley yellow dwarf virus.
Kansas State University Research Foundation
03/26/15
20150089684
 Transgenic plants with enhanced agronomic traits patent thumbnailnew patent Transgenic plants with enhanced agronomic traits
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.
Monsanto Technology Llc
03/26/15
20150089683
 Transgenic plants with enhanced traits patent thumbnailnew patent Transgenic plants with enhanced traits
This disclosure provides transgenic plants having enhanced traits such as increased yield, increased nitrogen use efficiency and enhanced drought tolerance; propagules, progeny and field crops of such transgenic plants; and methods of making and using such transgenic plants. This disclosure also provides methods of producing hybrid seed from such transgenic plants, growing such seed and selecting progeny plants with enhanced traits.
Monsanto Technology Llc
03/26/15
20150089675
 Security device for functional display, security, and charging of handheld electronic devices patent thumbnailnew patent Security device for functional display, security, and charging of handheld electronic devices
A security device for allowing functional display and charging of handheld electronic devices is disclosed. The security device includes clamps with channels configured to press against and grip the edges of the handheld electronic device.
Scorpion Secruity Products, Inc.
03/26/15
20150089674
 Device lock and automatic publication in lost and found database patent thumbnailnew patent Device lock and automatic publication in lost and found database
Electronic devices are registered with a device lock service during the out of box experience. Following theft or loss of the device, an instruction can be given to remotely lock the device and at the same time publish the device as lost or stolen in a lost and found database..
Absolute Software Corporation
03/26/15
20150089664
 Electronic device and unlocking method thereof patent thumbnailnew patent Electronic device and unlocking method thereof
An electronic device and an unlocking method thereof are provided. The electronic device has a touch screen, and the unlocking method includes following steps.
Wistron Corporation
03/26/15
20150089661
 Protecting brand-associated content of communications in a social networking environment patent thumbnailnew patent Protecting brand-associated content of communications in a social networking environment
Disclosed are examples of systems, apparatus, methods and computer program products for protecting brand-associated content of communications in a social networking system associated with one or more databases. For example, a first communication comprising first content which identifies a brand of a business entity can be received.
Salesforce.com, Inc.
03/26/15
20150089660
 Device, system, and  enhancing user privacy and security within a location-based virtual social networking context patent thumbnailnew patent Device, system, and enhancing user privacy and security within a location-based virtual social networking context
A first mobile computing device of a first user receives a request to participate in a location-based virtual social network. A radio component of the first mobile computing device detects venues within proximity of the first mobile computing device.
03/26/15
20150089645
new patent

Method and system for preventing and detecting security threats


A system and method is provided for implementing platform security on a consumer electronic device having an open development platform. The device is of the type which includes an abstraction layer operable between device hardware and application software.
Irdeto Canada Corporation
03/26/15
20150089636
new patent

Authenticated release of data towards a device driver


A method and an electronic device for authenticating release of data towards a device driver. The device comprises a main display area, a memory module and a processor module, the processor module is for executing a display function manager that manages access to an extra display area defined outside of the main display area, storing into the memory module authentication credentials identifying software applications, executing on the processor module, that are authorized for the display function manager and receiving a request, from one of the software applications executing on the processor module, for sending data towards the display function manager.
Yota Devices Ipr Ltd
03/26/15
20150089627
new patent

Securing email communications


Methods and systems are provided for securing email communications. According to one embodiment, a network device receives an outbound email originated by a computing device of an internal network and directed to a target recipient.
Fortinet, Inc.
03/26/15
20150089602
new patent

System and controlling electronic communications


The approved email generation system described is capable of producing email communications between user and customer by using approved email templates, content and call to action items that have been aligned with customer information. Once the approved email has been generated, the content and call to action items may be verified again for accuracy and validity before being delivered to the customer.
Veeva Systems Inc.
03/26/15
20150089595
new patent

Method and system for facilitating online gaming


One embodiment provides a system that facilitating location verification of a wireless access point and associated user devices. During operation, the access point establishes a secure communication channel with a location verification server.
03/26/15
20150089588
new patent

Air interface security


Provided is an air interface security method. In the process of protocol transmission, the method executes: 1) a short-range coupling device sending a security parameter request message to a short-range card; 2) after receiving the security parameter request message, the short-range card conduct security parameter feedback on the short-range coupling device; and 3) the short-range coupling device and the short-range card establish a security link according to a security parameter.
China Iwncomm Co., Ltd.
03/26/15
20150089586
new patent

Systems and methods for nfc access control in a secure element centric nfc architecture


This disclosure describes systems, methods, and computer-readable media related to near field communication (nfc) access control in a secure element centric nfc architecture. A secure element may receive a request for information and process the received request to identify a first access level associated with the request and a second access level associated with an originator of the request.
03/26/15
20150089568
new patent

Device identification scoring


Device identification scoring systems and methods may be provided that can increase the reliability and security of communications between devices and service providers. Users may select and configure additional identification factors that are unique and convenient for them.
Wave Systems Corp.
03/26/15
20150089559
new patent

Method and system for managing display of web-based content on portable communication devices


The present disclosure provides a method and system for managing display of web-based content on one or more portable communication devices. The method and system include a content acquisition module configured to acquire the web-based content from one or more web-based sources, a device detection module configured to determine a plurality of configuration parameters for each of the one or more portable communication devices, and a transformation module configured to transform the web-based content for each of the one or more portable communication devices based on the determined plurality of configuration parameters for each of the one or more portable communication devices.
Mobstac Inc.
03/26/15
20150089546
new patent

Digital downloading jukebox system with user-tailored music management, communications, and other tools


A digital downloading jukebox system including a mechanism for delivering custom services to a recognized user, including services for creating playlists, communicating with others, accessing other features, etc. Is provided.
Touchtunes Music Corporation
03/26/15
20150089528
new patent

Digital downloading jukebox system with user-tailored music management, communications, and other tools


A digital downloading jukebox system including a mechanism for delivering custom services to a recognized user, including services for creating playlists, communicating with others, accessing other features, etc. Is provided.
Touchtunes Music Corporation
03/26/15
20150089456
new patent

Electronic device


A display control unit executes a first control process if a swipe operation detected by an operation detection unit is a first swipe operation in which a finger is linearly moved, and executes a second control process differing from the first control process if the swipe operation detected by the operation detection unit is a second swipe operation in which the finger is moved along a route differing from the route of the finger in the first swipe operation.. .
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
03/26/15
20150089451
new patent

User terminal, electronic device, and control method thereof


A photographing device is provided, including a photographing unit, an image processor which separates an object from a first photographing image obtained by the photographing unit, a display which displays background live view on which the separated object is superimposed, and a controller which obtains a second photographing image corresponding to the background live view when a command to shoot a background is input, and generates a composite image by adding the separated object onto the second photographing image. Accordingly, a composite image may be easily generated..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
03/26/15
20150089449
new patent

Electronic device and unlocking the electronic device


A method for unlocking an electronic device displays an unlocking interface on a touch screen of the electronic device, and detects unlocking touch operations of unlocking the electronic device on the unlocking interface. Virtual icons triggered in a sequence by each of the unlocking touch operations are confirmed, and a password corresponding to each of the unlocking touch operations is recorded according to a preset identifier of each of the confirmed virtual icons.
Fih (hong Kong) Limited
03/26/15
20150089442
new patent

Method for controlling window and electronic device for supporting the same


A method for controlling a window displayed in a screen area of an electronic device is provided. The method includes executing the window, configuring a reference point of the window according to a predetermined reference, receiving a request for changing a property of the window, in response to receiving the request for changing the property of the window, changing the property of the window on the basis of the reference point, and reconfiguring the reference point of the property-changed window..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
03/26/15
20150089439
new patent

Electronic device, controlling the same, and control program


During execution of software, additional information can be displayed in such a manner that the additional information attracts a user's attention while being unlikely to bother the user. An electronic device includes a display panel, the display panel having a display screen and a detection unit that detects a position on the display screen that is designated with a finger or a pointing tool, and a control unit that executes software involving an output of an image to the display panel.
Arkray, Inc.
03/26/15
20150089433
new patent

Input device and electronic device


An input device includes a storage section, a display section, a touch sensor, a control section, and a display switch section. The control section switches the display state of a to-be-deleted symbol string on the display section to any one of a second half hiding state, a first half hiding state, and a full display state every time the display switch section is pressed during touch operation on the display section by a user.
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
03/26/15
20150089432
new patent

Quick data entry systems and methods


A system for inputting data in an electronic device comprising: a segmented pattern on a touch sensitive graphical user interface; a numeric value associated to each of the segments; a character table stored in the electronic device, the said character table having at least one set of numeric values associated to at least one character; a set of characters displayed on the segmented pattern, each said character associated to at least one segment of the segmented pattern and the numeric value of that said segment in at least one set of the numeric values stored in the character table and the said set associated to the said character; an input signal received on at least one segment to provide an input having numeric values; a matched character determined according to input having numeric values and the character table; wherein the matched character is displayed on the touch sensitive graphical user interface of an electronic device, stored and the segmented pattern on the touch sensitive graphical user interface of the electronic device is reset.. .
Idelan Inc.
03/26/15
20150089423
new patent

Geographically selective maritime messaging


A process for initiating maritime radio communication, directed toward the recipient vessel's location, and exclusive of all other vessels outside the geographically-defined box. An airborne electro-optical or infrared sensor detects the presence of vessels in the maritime domain.
03/26/15
20150089418
new patent

Method for managing icon on user interface, and touch-control device


Embodiments of the present invention provide a method for managing an icon on a user interface, and a touch-control device, and relates to the field of communications, so as to improve user experience. The method includes: receiving an icon-based state activation instruction through a screen of a touch-control device, so as to activate an icon to be in a movable state; receiving, by the touch-control device, a page switching instruction, and switching a currently displayed user interface page according to the page switching instruction, where the page switching instruction is a slide operation of a user that receives the screen of the touch-control device; and releasing the icon, so that the touch-control device moves the icon to a switched-to user interface page the embodiments of the present invention are used for managing an icon on a user interface..
Huawei Device Co., Ltd.
03/26/15
20150089417
new patent

Electronic signature management system and method


A computer-implemented system for managing an electronic signature is provided. A data collector receives one or more information items.
03/26/15
20150089395
new patent

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.
Barco N.v.
03/26/15
20150089361
new patent

Method and managing electronic device


A method and an apparatus for managing an electronic device are provided. The method comprises: determining a state of the electronic device; monitoring whether an instruction for invoking a notification component in the electronic device has been generated when the state of the electronic device satisfies a predetermined condition; and intercepting the instruction for invoking the notification component to prevent a notification event associated with the instruction from being executed..
Lenovo (beijing) Limited
03/26/15
20150089336
new patent

Device and multiscreen experience


The present disclosure relates to electronic devices and applications for presentation of content. In one embodiment, a method for presentation of content by a display device includes running a mix application for the display device, the mix application configured to present content during a session and receive content from one or more devices associated with the session.
Jamdeo Canada Ltd.
03/26/15
20150089279
new patent

Implementing memory module communications with a host processor in multiported memory configurations


A method, system and computer program product are provided for implementing ecc (error correction codes) memory module communications with a host processor in multi-ported memory configurations in a computer system. Each of multiple memory modules operating in unison is enabled to identify which memory module is the one required to communicate module specific information back to the host processor.
International Business Machines Corporation
03/26/15
20150089260
new patent

Electronic apparatus, method, and storage medium


According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a measurement module configured to measure power of a secondary battery, a comparator configured to compare the measured power with a first threshold and with a second threshold smaller than the first threshold, and a controller configured to, when the electronic apparatus is driven by the secondary battery, operate the electronic apparatus in any one of a first power range, second power range, and third power range based on the comparison. The first power range requires greater power than power required in the second power range, and the second power range requires greater power than power required in the third power range..
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
03/26/15
20150089221
new patent

Secure near field communication server information handling system support


Secure nfc interactions with a server information handling system management controller, such as a baseboard management controller, are supported with an nfc application running on a mobile information handling system. A private key is applied by the mobile application to create an application hash that a baseboard management controller verifies to authorize access by the nfc application.
Dell Products L.p.
03/26/15
20150089210
new patent

Electronic device and low battery boot-up method


In a low battery boot-up method executed in an electronic device, boot configurations of the electronic device for low battery boot-up are set and stored in a storage device. When a user command to turn on the electronic device is received after the electronic device has shut down automatically due to low battery, the boot configurations are read from the storage device.
Chiun Mai Communication Systems, Inc.
03/26/15
20150089155
new patent

Centralized management of high-contention cache lines in multi-processor computing environments


Cache lines in a multi-processor computing environment are configurable with a coherency mode. Cache lines in full-line coherency mode are operated or managed with full-line granularity.
International Business Machines Corporation
03/26/15
20150089110
new patent

Providing a consolidated sideband communication channel between devices


In an embodiment, the present invention includes a protocol stack having a transaction layer and a link layer. In addition a first physical (phy) unit is coupled to the protocol stack to provide communication between a processor and a device coupled to the processor via a physical link, where the first phy unit is of a low power communication protocol and includes a first physical unit circuit.
Intel Corporation
03/26/15
20150089108
new patent

Clock signals for dynamic reconfiguration of communication link bundles


In at least some embodiments, an electronic device includes a processor and a memory coupled to the processor. The electronic device also includes a serial communication link controller coupled to the processor, the serial communication link controller supporting dynamic reconfiguration of a plurality of communication link bundles.
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.
03/26/15
20150089093
new patent

Method for operating interface with external device and electronic device implementing the same


A method and an apparatus are provided for operating an interface with an external device in an electronic device. A connection of the external device to the electronic device is recognized.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
03/26/15
20150089090
new patent

Bidi extension for connected devices


Bidirectional (bidi) extension techniques for usb and/or other similar busses/connections are described in which an interface is provided to enable bidirectional communication with connected devices. The interface may be implemented as an operating system component to handle bidi communication for devices from multiple different independent hardware vendors (ihvs).
Microsoft Corporation
03/26/15
20150089088
new patent

Interface controller, external electronic device, and external electronic device control method


An interface controller coupling the main body of an external electronic device to a host, and the electronic device using the interface controller and a control method for the external electronic controller are disclosed. The interface controller has a control unit and a non-volatile memory.
Via Technologies, Inc.
03/26/15
20150089087
new patent

Electronic device


A semiconductor memory may include: a first stacked structure including a first word line disposed over a substrate and extended in a first direction, a first bit line disposed over the first word line and extended in a second direction crossing the first direction, and a first variable resistance layer interposed between the first word line and the first bit line; and a second stacked structure including a second bit line disposed over the first stacked structure and extended in the second direction, a second word line disposed over the second bit line and extended in the first direction, and a second variable resistance layer interposed between the second word line and the second bit line; and a first selecting element layer interposed between the first bit line and the second bit line.. .
Sk Hynix Inc.
03/26/15
20150089075
new patent

System and sharing file portions between peers with different capabilities


An electronic device with one or more processors, memory and a display obtains information that enables distribution of content between clients operating as peers in a peer-to-peer network. A first subset of the clients have first file format processing capabilities and a second subset of the clients have second file format processing capabilities.
Spotify Ab
03/26/15
20150089054
new patent

Techniques for providing visualization and analysis of performance data


Techniques for providing visualization and analysis of performance data are disclosed. In one particular exemplary embodiment, the techniques may be realized as a system for providing visualization and analysis of performance data.
Jds Uniphase Corporation
03/26/15
20150089046
new patent

Providing network management based on monitoring quality of service (qos) characteristics of web real-time communications (webrtc) interactive flows, and related methods, systems, and computer-readable media


Embodiments include providing network management based on monitoring quality of service (qos) characteristics of web real-time communications (webrtc) interactive flows, and related methods, systems, and computer-readable media. In one embodiment, a method for providing network management based on monitoring qos characteristics of webrtc interactive flows is provided.
Avaya Inc.
03/26/15
20150089033
new patent

Information communication system, intermediate server, and recording medium


An intermediate server acting as a relay between an information processing apparatus and an external server includes a first registration control unit that transmits registration information regarding an application software service of the external server to the information processing apparatus, and causes the information processing apparatus to execute a registration operation of pre-registering information for receiving the application software service; a storage unit that stores a template for re-registration information for re-registering the application software service; a detection unit that detects a change in network identification information regarding the intermediate server; and a second registration control unit that, when the change is detected, generates re-registration information that includes changed new network identification information regarding the intermediate server on the basis of the template, transmits the re-registration information to the information processing apparatus, and causes the information processing apparatus to execute a re-registration operation of re-registering the application software service.. .
Konica Minolta, Inc.
03/26/15
20150089028
new patent

Method, system and client for uploading image, network server and computer storage medium


The present disclosure relates to the technical field of wireless network communications, and provides a method, system and client for uploading an image, a network server and a computer storage medium. The method includes: a client determines an image to be uploaded, generates a unique image identifier corresponding to the image to be uploaded, and transmits an image detection request to a network server; the network server detects whether there is an image having the same image identifier in the network server according to the image identifier included in the image detection request, and returns a detection result to the client; when the detection result is that there is not an image having the same image identifier in the network server, the client uploads the image to be uploaded in the form of multi-part uploading to the network server; and after the image to be uploaded is uploaded successfully, the network server records the image identifier, and returns an upload success response to the client.
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited
03/26/15
20150089027
new patent

Selection and display of polled and streamed electric power system measurements


Combining and analyzing streamed and polled electric power delivery system information is disclosed herein. A system therefore includes a plurality of ieds in communication with the electric power distribution system and configured to provide streaming and/or polled data via a communications network.
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
03/26/15
20150089018
new patent

Centralized management of webservice resources in an enterprise


A single centralized metadata repository for an entire enterprise can maintain the metadata pertaining to various different web service applications on application servers of heterogeneous types within the enterprise. The metadata items stored in the centralized repository all can be stored in a same canonical format that can be expected and understood by all metadata accessors.
Oracle International Corporation
03/26/15
20150089017
new patent

Rapid recovery incomplete file transfer from sender to recipient


Recovery of an incomplete transfer of a file from a sender to at least one recipient connected to the sender via a network is disclosed. In an example embodiment, the at least one recipient receives one or more packets of the file sent by the sender via the network.
Tellabs Operations, Inc.
03/26/15
20150089016
new patent

Media asset distribution with prioritization


Media items for broadcast or streaming can be created or otherwise obtained by a media distribution system. The media items can be transferred from the media distribution system to a media delivery system over a communications network, in an order determined by the media distribution system.
Clear Channel Management Services, Inc.
03/26/15
20150089008
new patent

Intelligent network resource manager


A method and apparatus for intelligent network resource manager for distributed computing systems is provided. A first priority is assigned to a first virtual channel set that includes at least two virtual channels of a plurality of virtual channels associated with a physical communication channel.
Oracle International Corporation
03/26/15
20150089005
new patent

Method and electronic device for content sharing


Methods and apparatus for enabling content interaction at a connected electronic device re described. An example method includes establishing a web protocol session between a web server executing on a first electronic user device and a client executing on a second electronic user device via a direct radio frequency connection between the first electronic user device and the second electronic user device, wherein the first electronic user device and the second electronic user device are associated with a same user, the establishing including sending an open request from the client to the web server; and transmitting a response to the open request from the web server to the client, the response including a universal resource identifier identifying a location of content for presenting, on the second electronic device, the application executing on the first electronic device..
Blackberry Limited
03/26/15
20150089002
new patent

Electronic apparatus


According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes: a microphone; a storage unit which stores at least one of record start instruction keyword; a voice recognition section which recognizes a voice content that is input through the microphone; and a record start execution section which, in a case where the voice content recognized by the voice recognition section is coincident with the record start instruction keyword, executes a record start.. .
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
03/26/15
20150088999
new patent

Techniques for reliable messaging for an intermediary in a network communication environment


The present disclosure relates generally to techniques for improving reliability of message communications. In certain embodiments, techniques are described for facilitating reliable communication of messages between a source (e.g., a client system) and a destination (e.g., a target system) via an intermediary communication handler system.
Oracle International Corporation
03/26/15
20150088989
new patent

System and generating temporary social networks


A method and system for generating temporary social networks on a communications network includes creating a temporary social network for a plurality of users based on one or more criteria using a program. The program is executable by a processor of a computer.
International Business Machines Corporation
03/26/15
20150088983
new patent

Local and remote monitoring using a standard web browser


A home security and control system for monitoring and controlling an external environment such as a home environment comprising: an internet browser connectable to an extranet; an extranet located external to the home environment and accessible via the internet browser; a communications server located in the extranet and adapted to interconnect on demand with one of a series of connection gateways located in predetermined home environments; and a connection gateway located in the home environment adapted to control and/or monitor the operation of at least one security device in the home environment; wherein upon accessing a predetermined address by the internet browser on the extranet, the communications server connects to a predetermined one of the connection gateways to control and/or monitor the operation of the security device. The extranet can ideally be implemented as a virtual private network (vpn) across an internet substrate..
Portus Singapore Pte Ltd
03/26/15
20150088982
new patent

Load balanced inter-device messaging


The present disclosure provides a detailed description of techniques used in methods, systems, and computer program products for using multiple connection urls to enable load balanced inter-device messaging. The claimed embodiments address the problem of cost-effectively scaling the communications with an increasing number of devices connected to the internet.
Weaved, Inc.
03/26/15
20150088961
new patent

Application-specific group listing


A method, apparatus, and system for providing active contents between applications activated by a plurality of computer systems are provided. A list of one or more remote users is created.
Apple Inc.
03/26/15
20150088960
new patent

Connection following during network reconfiguration


An allocated ip address is remapped from a first virtual machine to a second virtual machine while maintaining existing client connections on the first virtual machine. A communication channel is established between the first and second virtual machines, and existing connections associated with the ip address are tracked.
Amazon Technologies, Inc.
03/26/15
20150088927
new patent

Systems and methods for establishing and using a personal linking graph


Systems and methods are provided for using a personal finking graph. An electronic device obtains a first entity.
Blackberry Limited
03/26/15
20150088899
new patent

System and identifying a segment of a file that includes target content


An electronic device with one or more processors, memory and a display obtains a file header for a file that corresponds to a plurality of separately indexed clusters. The file is divided into segments one or more of which include multiple sequential clusters.
Spotify Ab
03/26/15
20150088890
new patent

System and efficiently providing media and associated metadata


An electronic device with one or more processors, memory and a display obtains a file header for a file corresponding to a plurality of clusters, where the file header includes a cluster index. The device receives a request to seek to a respective position within the file and, in response to receiving the request: identifies a cluster of the plurality of clusters that includes content that corresponds to the respective position based on the cluster index; obtains a cluster header associated with the cluster based on information retrieved from the cluster index, where the cluster header includes a content index; and after obtaining the cluster header, identifies respective content within the cluster corresponding to the respective position based on the content index.
Spotify Ab
03/26/15
20150088867
new patent

System and enabling communication between users


A system and method are provided for enabling communication between users. The system comprises a communication system made up of a plurality of users, each user provided with a communication device, and a network server configured with a searchable personal information database, a database searching algorithm, and a communication link with each user's communication device.
03/26/15
20150088853
new patent

Geospatial search portal, methods of making and using the same, and systems including the same


A geospatial search portal, systems including the same, and methods of making and using the geospatial search portal are disclosed. The geospatial search portal generally includes an electronic information harvester, a tagger, metadata analysis logic, an electronic map having a plurality of electronic locations thereon, and a processor.
California State University Fresno
03/26/15
20150088848
new patent

Electronic facilitating sound media and electronic commerce by selectively utilizing one or more song clips


A system and method permit users to selectively search for, and identify short segments (called snippets) of music. The user may enter one or more search terms for which they are searching within a database of musical selections.
03/26/15
20150088833
new patent

Method for providing related information regarding retrieval place and electronic device thereof


An electronic device and a method for providing related information regarding a retrieval place are provided. The method includes determining a retrieval place using at least one contents information, extracting information related to the determined retrieval place, and providing the information related to the determined retrieval place by determining a validity of the extracted information related to the determined retrieval place..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
03/26/15
20150088828
new patent

System and reusing file portions between different file formats


An electronic device with one or more processors, memory and a display obtains information that enables distribution of content to a plurality of clients having different file format processing capabilities. The device provides, to a first client, first information that enables access to respective content in a first file format and provides, to a second client, second information that enables access to the respective content in a second file format different from the first file format.
Spotify Ab
03/26/15
20150088818
new patent

Run-time engine implemented on a computing device allowing synchronization of records during application execution


A first database implemented on a remote device such as a handheld computer may be reconciled with a corresponding second database implemented on a host computer during execution of an application program on the handheld device. In addition, the application program may be executed according to program instructions stored in an application program file located in the remote device.
Roussillon Llc
03/26/15
20150088798
new patent

Detecting behavioral patterns and anomalies using metadata


A method and a system are provided that include retrieving, from one or more databases, a first set of information including metadata of electronic communications of one or more entities, and retrieving, from one or more databases, a second set of information including metadata of telecom communications of the one or more entities. The method and system also include analyzing the metadata of the electronic communications and the metadata of the telecom communications to determine one or more interconnection associations of the one or more entities, and identifying activities and characteristics attributable to the one or more entities based on the one or more interconnection associations.
Mastercard International Incorporated
03/26/15
20150088778
new patent

System and verifying a travelers authorization to enter into a jurisdiction using a software application installed on a personal electronic device


The present disclosure relates generally to a system and method, which allows travelers to process themselves using a software application installed on a personal electronic device to receive authorization to enter into a jurisdiction. Such system and method includes: a personal electronic device software application (app) for electronically storing therein official passport data for a traveler and members of the traveler's family group and pictures used to identify each passport holder, for posing a series of questions to the traveler, for receiving authorizations to enter into a jurisdiction, and for displaying a secure encrypted receipt on a personal electronic device; means for authenticating the secure receipt; means to transmit passport and travel information to customs authorities from a personal electronic device to determine whether the traveler and the members of the traveler's family group have received authorization to enter into a jurisdiction; and a kiosk for capturing travelers' biometrics and for transmitting passport, biometric and travel information to customs authorities to determine whether the traveler and the members of the traveler's family group have received authorization to enter into a jurisdiction..
03/26/15
20150088763
new patent

Conversation and opportunity message sharing


A method includes automatically generating a log that identifies information presented at a first electronic device. In response to receiving a request to transmit at least a portion of information included in the log to a second electronic device, initiating transmission of an opportunity message from the first electronic device to the second electronic device, wherein the opportunity message includes at least the portion of the information included in the log, and initiating transmission of the log from the first electronic device to a server via the network.
Mobilepoint Corporation
03/26/15
20150088750
new patent

Method, apparatus, and system for performing online transactions with biometric authentication


An apparatus, system and method for conducting financial and other transactions using a wireless device are provided. A computing device includes a display screen, a user input interface, and one or more processors.
03/26/15
20150088697
new patent

Network traffic-based throttling of electronic commerce activity


In general, network traffic-based electronic commerce (e-commerce) techniques are described. The techniques may potentially prevent website crashes caused by traffic spikes.
Target Brands, Inc.
03/26/15
20150088695
new patent

Electronic commerce checkout procedures of a website


In one example, a method includes transitioning, by a server system, from a full checkout procedure of a website to a reduced functionality checkout procedure of the website. The full checkout procedure includes calculations corresponding to a set of parameters associated with an electronic commerce transaction.
Target Brands, Inc.
03/26/15
20150088690
new patent

Distributing and using bookmark menus to present information


A method includes displaying a bookmark menu that includes a plurality of selectable elements during presentation of information associated with at least one of a product and a service at an electronic device. Each of the plurality of selectable elements may be associated with a conversation topic included in a set of conversation topics related to at least one of the product and the service.
Mobilepoint Corporation
03/26/15
20150088673
new patent

Distributed payment system and method


The present invention provides a payment system that allows a mobile communications device (mcd) to interact with a merchant processing device (mpd) and a payment engine. A communications component associated with the payment engine can send requested barcodes to the mpd, receive barcodes or alphanumeric universal product codes from customer mcds, and handle payment authorizations and settlements.
03/26/15
20150088672
new patent

Device, system, and selecting, displaying, and purchasing favorite drinks of a user within a location-based virtual social networking context


A method of selecting, displaying, and purchasing favorite drinks of a user within a location-based virtual social networking context is disclosed. A mobile computing device of a first user is used to perform a digital check-in to a venue that is within a physical proximity of the first user.
Kairos Social Solutions, Inc.
03/26/15
20150088669
new patent

Apparatus and providing responsive user interface and electronic device-readable recording medium therefor


The present invention relates to an apparatus and method for providing a responsive user interface and an electronic device-readable recording medium therefor. The apparatus includes a screen setting value memory unit for storing layout setting values according to the size of a screen, a user interface unit for receiving a user command, a user command recognition unit for obtaining corresponding layout setting values from the screen setting value memory unit by analyzing a screen relocation command when the screen relocation command is inputted through the user interface unit, and a screen configuration control unit for reconfiguring the layout of the screen based on the obtained layout setting values, relocating the construction blocks of a corresponding web page in the reconfigured screen, and displaying the relocated web page on the reconfigured screen..
Sk Planet Co., Ltd
03/26/15
20150088660
new patent

Device, system, and soliciting and accepting offers from merchant members of a virtual network


A user's need to purchase a service or a good is communicated to a commercial network. The commercial network includes a plurality of merchant members that offer services or goods for sale.
Meetusup, Inc.
03/26/15
20150088659
new patent

Method and providing contents in communication system


A method of providing contents in a communication system by a proxy server includes selecting one of a first content and a second content based on a first channel bandwidth usable by a terminal and a second channel bandwidth usable by a base station; and providing the selected content to the terminal, wherein the first content requires a wider channel bandwidth than a channel bandwidth of the second content.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
03/26/15
20150088650
new patent

System and purchasing by social network status update or post


A system and method facilitating online purchases within social network environments comprises posting or re-posting a string of characters affiliated with a product on a social network newsfeed, page, or as a status update. The system includes a search engine monitoring posts for the string of characters indicating intention to purchase and a payment processing component.
03/26/15
20150088633
new patent

Systems and methods to redeem loyalty rewards during payment transactions


A system including a transaction handler configured to split a transaction, initiated between an acquirer processor representing a merchant and an issuer processor representing a user of a payment account, into separate transactions with the issuer processor and one or more sponsor processors in control of reward accounts of the user for the redemption of loyalty rewards. User preferences and rules of the loyalty programs for the redemption of the loyalty rewards are stored to facilitate the determination of the redemption details in an automated way, such that the user (and/or the merchant) does not have to specify the redemption details.
Visa International Service Association
03/26/15
20150088619
new patent

Techniques for processing customers affected by involunary denial of boarding


Techniques for processing customers affected by involuntary denial of boarding which facilitate electronic storage of completed forms. An example method includes displaying terms of a compensation award to a customer affected by involuntary denial of boarding by a computer, recording an electronic signature of the customer by the computer, and storing the terms and the electronic signature in a data store by the computer.
Ncr Corporation
03/26/15
20150088613
new patent

Systems, methods, and computer program products for managing fuel costs


Systems, methods, and computer program products are provided for managing fuel costs. Fuel-related data, including a request for authorization of a fuel transaction, is received from a fuel-related data source via a communications network.
Comdata Network, Inc.
03/26/15
20150088601
new patent

System for capturing and engaging prospects


A system for true one to one advertising where prospects are exposed to messages that attract them requesting them to provide their electronic mail information and identifiers associated with the messages seen by the prospects. In addition to the offered incentives, a server selectively sends subsequent sets of information to participants based on predetermined conditions, with additional awards or probabilities of earning awards, to prompt replies relevant to sponsors advertising their goods and/or services.
03/26/15
20150088561
new patent

Remote gifting at event venues via networked mobile computing devices


A method on a web server for facilitating gifting of goods or services over a communications network is disclosed. The method includes receiving a message including a unique ticket identifier from an event venue, responsive to scanning of a first user's ticket at the event venue, accessing a ticket record in an attached database, transmitting a message to one or more other users, wherein the message identifies the first user and the event venue, and wherein the message includes a link that, when activated, provides a graphical user interface that allows another user to purchase a product or service for pick-up by the first user at the event venue.
Fragmob, Llc
03/26/15
20150088548
new patent

System and determining a sufficiency of data entry in an electronic health record


A method for determining a sufficiency of data entry in an electronic health record includes: receiving a packet of input data from a user, the input data reflecting patient problem, history, or diagnosis information; linking data elements in the packet with interface terminology data elements; mapping the interface terminology data elements corresponding to the codified data elements to data elements in a code set; sending the mapped data elements in the sample code set to a drg encoder or drg web service; and receiving zero or more drgs correspond to the mapped data elements. The results of the receiving step then are conveyed back to the user so that the user may know whether sufficient data has been entered or whether additional details are necessary..
Intelligent Medical Objects, Inc.
03/26/15
20150088544
new patent

Facilitating health management of subjects


A peer system of subjects with health-related issues is formed based on an association of subjects and a particular type of electronic device or devices which provides information related to a specific health-related issue or issues obtained from particular subjects. By means of such associations, subjects can transmit to and receive messages from other subjects associated with the same type of electronic device.
Ideal Life Inc.
03/26/15
20150088542
new patent

System and correlating emotional or mental states with quantitative data


Techniques are disclosed relating to computer facilitated determination of a correlation between an individual's emotional or mental state and influential data corresponding to the individual. The correlation may be determined over a particular time interval or substantially in real-time.
Be Labs, Llc
03/26/15
20150088518
new patent

Apparatus and multiple device voice control


In an environment including multiple electronic devices that are each capable of being controlled by a user's voice command, an individual device is able to distinguish a voice command intended particularly for the device from among other voice commands that are intended for other devices present in the common environment. The device is able to accomplish this distinction by identifying unique attributes belonging to the device itself from within a user's voice command.
Lg Electronics Inc.
03/26/15
20150088489
new patent

Systems and methods for providing man-machine communications with etiquette


Systems and methods are disclosed for performing man-machine interaction with a user by capturing audible signals and video signals from an environment; detecting a communication context from the audio and video signals; looking up the context in an etiquette database; communicating without disrupting the user and if not possible, determining an appropriate time and fashion to interrupt the user; and communicating with the user at the appropriate time in the appropriate fashion.. .
03/26/15
20150088481
new patent

Iterative simulation with dft and non-dft


Electronic design automation modules for simulate the behavior of structures and materials at multiple simulation scales with different simulation modules.. .
Synopsys, Inc.
03/26/15
20150088473
new patent

Simulation scaling with dft and non-dft


Electronic design automation modules for simulate the behavior of structures and materials at multiple simulation scales with different simulation modules.. .
Synopsys, Inc.
03/26/15
20150088452
new patent

Methods, systems, and computer program products for locating and tracking objects


A system for locating and tracking an object is provided. The system includes a measuring device configured to determine a property of a paving-related material, a locating device configured to determine a location of the measuring device, a tracking system configured to store tracking information associated with the measuring device and one or more properties determined by the measuring device, and a communications system configured to transfer, to a remote device, the location of the measuring device and the tracking information associated with the measuring device..
Troxler Electronic Laboratories, Inc.
03/26/15
20150088442
new patent

Systems and methods for utility usage monitoring and management


According to one aspect, a method of providing utility usage information to a user includes automatically receiving at a host system utility usage data collected by a plurality of utility meters at a user site, processing the received utility usage data, storing the processed utility usage data in a database, and reporting utility usage information based on the utility data, via a reporting interface, based on one or more interactive selections received from a user. The plurality of utility meters includes a plurality of different types of utility meters.
Panduit Corp.
03/26/15
20150088373
new patent

Optical communications and obstacle sensing for autonomous vehicles


A system and method is provided that permits optical communication between vehicles or vehicles and transportation fixtures by modulating an optical source located on either a vehicle or a transportation fixture. The optical source is modulated to include information about the vehicle or fixture.
The Boeing Company
03/26/15
20150088370
new patent

Systems and methods for identification of a compromised module


A vehicle computing system having a computer processor in communication with a wireless transceiver, such that the wireless transceiver is capable of communication with a wireless communication device located remotely from the processor. The computer processor may be configured to receive input identifying at least one checksum value from one or more modules in the vehicle.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc
03/26/15
20150088343
new patent

Method for assisting implantation of access points of a radio-communications infrastructure along a railway track


With first and second wagons (1, 3), including an emitter similar to the one of an access point and a receiving wagon (2), including a receiver similar to the one of a device onboard a train and measuring a quantity relating to a received signal, this method consists of: placing the first wagon at a previous implantation point while the emitter of the first wagon emits a first signal, moving the receiving wagon away from the first wagon; when the quantity relating to the first signal is under a threshold, immobilizing the receiving wagon;—while the emitter of the second wagon emits a second signal, moving the second wagon away from the receiving wagon; when the quantity relating to the second signal is under the threshold, immobilizing the second wagon; and storing its position as the implantation point of an access point.. .
Alstom Transport Technologies
03/26/15
20150088328
new patent

Demand coordination synthesis system


An candidate processor that evaluates buildings for application of demand coordination techniques. The processor models devices, a network operations center (noc), and control nodes.
Enernoc, Inc.
03/26/15
20150088325
new patent

System, method, and electric power grid and network management of grid elements


Systems, methods, and apparatus embodiments for electric power grid and network registration and management of grid elements. Grid elements are transformed into grid elements following initial registration of each grid element with the system, preferably through network-based communication between the grid elements and a coordinator, either in coordination with or outside of an ip-based communications network router.
Causam Energy, Inc.
03/26/15
20150088321
new patent

Self-learning closed-loop control valve system


A pressure independent control valve system including a pipe system defining a flow path for a volume of fluid to regulate flow downstream of the pressure independent control valve system, wherein the pipe system has a butterfly valve configured to control a flow rate of the volume of fluid; an ultrasonic sensor configured to transmit and receive a signal across the flow path; and an electronic transducer processor in data communication with the ultrasonic sensor and the butterfly valve.. .
Bray International, Inc.
03/26/15
20150088317
new patent

Contactless electrocardiographic sensor with moisture generator


A sensor for a contactless electrocardiographic measurement of a person includes an electrode formed of a moisture-permeable material and having a measurement surface and an opposite surface. A moisture generator supplies moisture to the opposite surface, and a moisture sensor detects a moisture content of a microclimate at the measurement surface.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc
03/26/15
20150088288
new patent

Location-aware operation based on bluetooth positioning within a structure


In one embodiment, location aware operation is provided using bluetooth positioning. A bluetooth-enabled handheld device is operated within a structure.
Savant Systems, Llc
03/26/15
20150088278
new patent

Electronic device and control method thereof


An electronic device including a physical button, a processing unit and a sensing unit is provided. The processing unit is coupled to the physical button and the sensing unit is coupled to the processing unit.
Wistron Corporation
03/26/15
20150088181
new patent

Ultrasonic dissector and sealer


A method for ultrasonically treating tissue includes accessing a surgical site with an ultrasonic surgical instrument, dissecting tissue with a first portion of the blade, and sealing tissue with a second portion of the blade. The instrument includes a blade that defines a longitudinal axis.
Covidien Lp
03/26/15
20150088180
new patent

Ultrasonic dissector and sealer


A tool assembly includes an ultrasonic blade and a jaw member. The ultrasonic blade includes a proximal portion and a distal portion.
Covidien Lp
03/26/15
20150088179
new patent

Ultrasonic instrument and method using same


An ultrasonic medical instrument includes a probe shaft having a threaded coupling at a proximal end and an end effector or head at a distal end. The coupling is configured for operative attachment to a source of ultrasonic mechanical vibratory energy, while the head has an operative surface configured for engagement with organic tissues of a patient.
Misonix Incorporated
03/26/15
20150088178
new patent

Transducer features for ultrasonic surgical instrument


An apparatus for operating on tissue includes a body, a shaft, an ultrasonic blade, and an acoustic assembly. The shaft extends distally from the body.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.
03/26/15
20150088154
new patent

Ultrasonic generator systems and methods


Embodiments shown and described herein relate, in general, to systems and methods for driving ultrasonic transducers and, more particularly, to systems and methods for controlling the output of high power ultrasonic transducers and improving performance of ultrasonic systems.. .
03/26/15
20150088147
new patent

Devices for delivering bone filler material and associated methods of use


Methods and apparatus for treating bones, including, in one or more embodiments, a device for delivering a bone filler material comprising: a housing having a throughbore; a plunger comprising a shaft having external threads, wherein the plunger is configured for advancement through the throughbore of the housing; and a threaded receiving member configured to releasably engage the plunger. Methods for removing an instrument from a vertebral body comprising applying ultrasonic energy to the instrument, wherein a distal end of the instrument is disposed in a cavity in the vertebral body, wherein the cavity contains a filler material; and removing the instrument from the vertebral body..
Globus Medical Inc.
03/26/15
20150088137
new patent

Ultrasonic surgical instrument with dual end effector


An ultrasonic surgical instrument includes at least two tools each having a respective operating head with an operative surface or edge. At least one source of ultrasonic mechanical vibratory energy is provided which produces at least two vibration modes out of phase with one another.
Misonix Incorporated
03/26/15
20150088130
new patent

Liquid ejecting medical treatment


A liquid ejecting apparatus for medical treatment includes a liquid ejecting scalpel that ejects a liquid, an ultrasonic scalpel that generates an ultrasonic wave, an outer case that accommodates the liquid ejecting scalpel and the ultrasonic scalpel and includes an opening portion allowing a distal end portion of the liquid ejecting scalpel or a distal end portion of the ultrasonic scalpel to protrude therethrough, a guide portion that is arranged in the outer case and guides the distal end portion of the liquid ejecting scalpel or the distal end portion of the ultrasonic scalpel to the opening portion, and a manipulation section that is arranged in the outer case and selectively causes the distal end portion of the liquid ejecting scalpel or the distal end portion of the ultrasonic scalpel to protrude through the opening portion.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation
03/26/15
20150088123
new patent

Liquid ejecting medical treatment


A liquid ejecting apparatus for medical treatment includes a liquid ejecting scalpel that ejects a liquid, an ultrasonic scalpel that generates an ultrasonic wave, an inner body that accommodates the liquid ejecting scalpel and the ultrasonic scalpel and includes a first opening portion allowing a distal end portion of the liquid ejecting scalpel or a distal end portion of the ultrasonic scalpel to protrude therethrough, an outer body that accommodates the inner body and includes a second opening portion at a position corresponding to the first opening portion, a suctioning path that is made by an aperture formed between the inner body and the outer body, and a manipulation section that is arranged in the outer body and selectively causes the distal end portion of the liquid ejecting scalpel or the distal end portion of the ultrasonic scalpel to protrude through the first opening portion.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation
03/26/15
20150088115
new patent

Surgical instruments, systems, and methods incorporating wireless bi-directional communication


A surgical system and method is provided generally including a portable surgical instrument, a battery assembly, and a battery charger. The battery assembly is removably coupled to the portable surgical instrument and is configured to wirelessly transfer electrical power to the portable surgical instrument.
Covidien Lp
03/26/15
20150088028
new patent

Tympanic thermometer


A device for the non-invasive measurement of the core temperature of a patient that includes a tympanic thermometer with a means for measuring the temperature of the patient is described. The device includes a flexible tube capable of being inserted into an external auditory meatus and including an end to which a sensor is connected; a housing including a shell to which a display for displaying the measured temperature is attached; a first blocking means for blocking the external auditory meatus; and a second blocking means for isolating the external auditory meatus from the ambient environment.
03/26/15
20150088013
new patent

Pulse detector, electronic apparatus, and program


A pulse detector 100 includes a pulse information calculation unit 120 which calculates pulse information on the basis of a pulse wave detection signal from a pulse wave detection unit 10 having a pulse wave sensor 11 and a body motion detection signal from a body motion detection unit 20 having a body motion sensor, a determination unit 112 which determines the exercise state of a subject, and a control unit 150 which controls at least one of a pulse wave sensing operation in the pulse wave detection unit 10, a body motion sensing operation in the body motion detection unit 20, and a calculation processing rat in the pulse information calculation unit 120 on the basis of the determination result of the exercise state in the determination unit 112.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation


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