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Date/App# patent app List of recent Ram-related patents
04/07/16
20160100472 
 Color emphasis and preservation of objects using reflection spectra patent thumbnailColor emphasis and preservation of objects using reflection spectra
A lighting arrangement (100, 300, 400, 600) configured to illuminate an object (108, 308, 408, 608), the lighting arrangement (100, 300, 400, 600) configured to emit light of a plurality of colors, and a control unit for controlling mixed light emitted by the lighting arrangement is disclosed. The control unit is configured to determine the object (108, 308, 408, 608) to be illuminated and to receive a reflection spectrum of the object.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


04/07/16
20160100450 
 Methods, network nodes, and computer program products for providing access point name (apn) based group congestion control patent thumbnailMethods, network nodes, and computer program products for providing access point name (apn) based group congestion control
This disclosure describes an apn based group congestion control mechanism. The mechanism utilizes a group defining apn (gda) for defining terminal groups.
Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)


04/07/16
20160100434 
 Prach transmission power adjustment patent thumbnailPrach transmission power adjustment
In a first configuration, a ue may determine a prach power ramp-up pramp-up for the prach with respect to a previously unsuccessful prach transmission (e.g., a previously unsuccessful prach transmission with a highest transmission power). In a second configuration, when the ue is in a power-limited scenario, the ue drops/refrains from transmitting the prach transmission if pramp-up−pscal<pdrop, and transmits the prach otherwise, where pscal is the power scaling factor, pramp-up is the configured ramp-up power value, and pdrop is a threshold.
Qualcomm Incorporated


04/07/16
20160100408 
 Multiuser signaling and access request mechanisms patent thumbnailMultiuser signaling and access request mechanisms
In an example of wireless communications, an access point (ap) may send a first trigger frame to multiple stations. In response, some or all of the stations may transmit their respective uplink frames to the ar the uplink frames may include status information of the stations such as buffered data size.
Newracom, Inc.


04/07/16
20160100349 
 Wireless access point search device and method improved in manner of storing search results, control program, and storage medium patent thumbnailWireless access point search device and method improved in manner of storing search results, control program, and storage medium
A wireless access point search device improved in a manner of storing search results. A wireless lan interface searches for a wireless access point.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


04/07/16
20160100342 
 Wireless communications using overlay network devices within coverage areas of underlay network devices patent thumbnailWireless communications using overlay network devices within coverage areas of underlay network devices
A wireless communication technique provides mobility for a mobile station to communicate with an overlay network device, which is within a coverage area of an underlay network device, when the mobile station is within a coverage area of both devices. The overlay network device broadcasts at least two downlink channels.
Alcatel-lucent Usa Inc.


04/07/16
20160100279 
 Systems and methods for portable storage devices patent thumbnailSystems and methods for portable storage devices
Systems, methods, and computer program products for portable storage devices are disclosed. A portable storage device may communicate with other devices utilizing a standardized communication system (“scs”) to transmit data directly between devices including an scs.

04/07/16
20160100274 
 Magnetic battery saver patent thumbnailMagnetic battery saver
The invention is directed to systems, methods and computer program products for activating a mobile device application. An exemplary method comprises: storing a threshold change; determining a change in magnetic field using a compass located in a mobile device; comparing the change in magnetic field to the threshold change; determining whether the change in magnetic field is greater than or equal to the threshold change; and in response to determining the change in magnetic field is greater than or equal to the threshold change, activating a mobile device application..
Sony Corporation


04/07/16
20160100253 
 Method and  rendering an audio source having a modified virtual position patent thumbnailMethod and rendering an audio source having a modified virtual position
A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided to cause an audio source to be modified in a manner consistent with the corresponding video images once the user and/or a display upon which the images are rendered has been tilted. In regards to a method, an initial virtual position of an audio source is determined.
Nokia Corporation


04/07/16
20160100232 
 Capacity allocation of call-handling devices across call destinations patent thumbnailCapacity allocation of call-handling devices across call destinations
A system and method that allocate call capacity based on the need to divide the call capacities of at least some call-termination devices across geographic regions. Accordingly, the allocation system uses various input parameters as constraints in a linear programming optimization, which has the objective of maximizing the capacity allocation of a device to fulfill the traffic demands of each region being processed.
Tata Communications (america) Inc.


04/07/16
20160100165 

Adapting encoding properties


A device, computer program and method for encoding a video signal representing a video image of a scene captured by a camera. The device comprises a controller for receiving skeletal tracking information from a skeletal tracking algorithm relating to one or more skeletal features of a user when present in the scene, wherein the controller is configured to adapt a current value of one or more motion-related properties of the encoding in dependence on the skeletal tracking information as currently relating to the scene..
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


04/07/16
20160100164 

Video encoding and decoding methods for a video comprising base layer images and enhancement layer images, corresponding computer programs and video encoder and decoder


A video encoding method is disclosed that comprises: —receiving a video comprising a sequence of images comprising base layer images and enhancement layer images; —temporally filtering each base layer image into a temporally filtered image; —encoding the base layer images in order to produce base layer encoded video data and reconstructed base layer image; —encoding the enhancement layer images in order to produce enhancement layer encoded video data; —determining at least one parameter of a parametric filter for each reconstructed base layer image, such that applying the parametric filter with the parameter(s) to a version of the reconstructed base layer image produces a corrected base layer image which is closer to the temporally filtered image than the version of the reconstructed base layer image; —providing the base layer encoded video, the enhancement layer encoded video and the parameters.. .
Thomson Licensing


04/07/16
20160100152 

Image processing device, image processing method, image processing computer program, and information recording medium whereupon image processing computer program is stored


An image processing apparatus includes an image-frame reading section that reads one or more image frames from a moving image, a region-boundary-line-information receiving section that receives information concerning a region boundary line in the read image frames, a region dividing section that expands a division region starting from a point on the region boundary line and divides the inside and outside of the region boundary line with division lines, which connect points of brightness, an opening processing section that leaves a first division line between a pair of the region boundary lines and opens a second division line, a separating section that separates regions in the image frames in units of a region surrounded by the first division line, and a first depth-value giving section that gives, to the region surrounded by the first division line, a depth value representing a distance degree of the region.. .
P2p Bank Co., Ltd.


04/07/16
20160100133 

Apparatus, a web-based interactive video platform


An apparatus, a system, a method and a computer program product are provided. The system includes a controller configured to broadcast a web-based meeting between a first user and a second user.
Shoutpoint, Inc.


04/07/16
20160100129 

Method for converting frame rate and image outputting apparatus thereof


A method for converting a frame rate and an image outputting apparatus thereof are provided. The frame rate conversion method includes: receiving a plurality of images having a first frame rate; generating an interpolation frame with respect to at least one image from among the plurality of images, converting the first frame rate into a second frame rate with respect to the at least on image, and converting the first frame rate into the second frame rate by generating a repetitive frame with respect to the other images except for the at least one image from among the plurality of images; and outputting a plurality of images which are converted into the second frame rate through a single screen..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


04/07/16
20160100127 

Display apparatus and control method thereof


A display apparatus is disclosed. The display apparatus includes an image processor configured to convert a frame rate of an image signal to a frame rate converted image signal, a display configured to display an image based on the frame rate converted image signal, and a controller configured to control the image processor to add an object to at least one of the image signal and the frame rate converted image signal depending on a characteristic of the object..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


04/07/16
20160100112 

Image-displaying device and controlling image-displaying device


An image capturing device includes an image capturing unit, an image data generation unit, and a display unit. The image capturing unit captures an image at a timing based on a first frame rate of the image capturing unit and outputs output data after a first period.
Seiko Epson Corporation


04/07/16
20160100110 

Apparatus, method and computer program product for scene synthesis


There is provided methods, apparatuses and computer program products for obtaining a media presentation as a seed media; and obtaining one or more criteria for content extraction. Information relating to media presentations among a set of media presentations is examined to find out relevance information regarding the context and/or content of the media presentations by using the seed media and the one or more criteria.
Nokia Technologies Oy


04/07/16
20160100105 

Interchangeable lens, image capturing apparatus and storage medium storing control program


The interchangeable lens is detachably attachable to an image capturing apparatus. The lens includes an electronic display to display information, and a lens controller to control an operation of the lens.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


04/07/16
20160100101 

Recommending transformations for photography


A method, computer program product, and system is described. An aspect of an image is identified.
Google Inc.


04/07/16
20160100050 

Identifying an unknown contact


For identifying an unknown contact, a system, apparatus, method, and computer program product are disclosed. The apparatus, in one embodiment, includes a processor, a memory that stores code executable by the processor, the code identifying an incoming call from an unknown contact, collecting relationship information regarding the unknown contact, and determining a relationship to a user based on the collected relationship information.
Lenovo (singapore) Pte, Ltd.


04/07/16
20160100038 

Cloud-based server computing system for and providing cross-platform remote access to 3d graphics applications


A server computing system in a client-server computing environment includes a virtual display driver that marshals and transmits graphics application programming interface (api) functions to a client via a network. The server may receive capability information from the client, allowing the virtual display driver to resolve differences between the apis supported on the server and the client..
Hopto Inc.


04/07/16
20160100004 

Data replication across servers


Embodiments of the present invention provide methods, systems, and computer program products for replicating data between redundant sources. In one embodiment, during a reverse replication process, roles of a source system and target system are altered such that the target system controls the replication process.
International Business Machines Corporation


04/07/16
20160100003 

Method and system for a crowd service store


A method, medium, and system to receive a request for a web-based service from an application, determine whether the requested service is available for consumption, invoke an application programming interface (api) call to the requested service, establish a communication connection between the application and the requested service, and deliver the requested service to the application over the established communication link, including management thereof.. .

04/07/16
20160099999 

Lightweight framework with dynamic self-organizing coordination capability for clustered applications


A method, a computer program product, and a computer system for a lightweight framework with dynamic self-organizing coordination capacity for clustered applications are provided. The lightweight framework provides a means for managing tasks that require coordination between application nodes.
International Business Machines Corporation


04/07/16
20160099992 

Dynamic chunk manipulation for streaming mixed media: application programming interface


Timestamps for streams of media that transition from one media source to another (such as from live content to on-demand content, and vice versa) can be rewritten by a server to help ensure error-free streaming by the client. Embodiments can coordinate the creation of a client manifest with the dynamic creation of a requested segment of media (i.e., “chunk”) to determine how to rewrite timestamps of requested chunks such that they are continuous through the transition..
Brightcove Inc.


04/07/16
20160099989 

Remote subscripiton management method and system


A method for enabling a consumer to remotely manage a media content subscription is described. The method includes transmitting, over a network from a computing device associated with a consumer, a request to set up an account.
Ntv Internet Holdings, Llc


04/07/16
20160099966 

Disrupting automated attacks on client-server interactions using polymorphic application programming interfaces


An app interacts with a human user of a user device that is executing the app while the app is also interacting over a network connection to an api server by making api calls to the api server and using the responses. An intermediary is provided between the api server and user devices/clients that modifies application programming interface interactions to disrupt automated attacks on those client-server interactions, at least as to those api interfaces that are known to be human-interaction api interfaces.
Shape Security, Inc.


04/07/16
20160099948 

Method and system for enabling access of a client device to a remote desktop


A computer implemented method, computer program product, and systems for enabling access of a client device to a remote desktop. The remote desktop is implemented within a remote virtual machine engine (302) selected from one or more virtual machines running on a virtual host (301).
Tocario Gmbh


04/07/16
20160099929 

User authentication based on self-selected preferences


Embodiments of the invention are directed to a system, method, and a computer program product for a user authentication based on self-selected preferences. The system typically including a memory, a processor, and a module configured to receive a request to execute a user action from a user associated with an application, wherein the user action requires one or more authentication credentials; receive one or more authentication credentials from the user based on a user-selected preference; validate the one or more authentication credentials based on the user-selected preference; and execute the user action based on a successful validation of the one or more authentication credentials.
Bank Of America Corporation


04/07/16
20160099909 

Methods of detecting and assigning ip addresses to devices with arp requests


A method of discovering and assigning an ip address to a device to be discovered in a communication network having multiple interconnected nodes includes continuously monitoring, by the device to be discovered, the network for address resolution protocol (arp) requests. The discoverer node transmits a number of arp request to the network.
Accedian Networks Inc.


04/07/16
20160099887 

Cloud independent tuning service for autonomously managed workloads


Systems, methods, and computer program products to perform an operation comprising receiving, from a workload in a cloud computing environment, an abstract request to modify resources allocated to the workload, translating, by a tuning service, the abstract request to a set of requirements to fulfill the abstract request, identifying, by the tuning service, a resource configuration suitable to satisfy the set of requirements, and providing, by the tuning service, the resource configuration to fulfill the abstract request.. .
International Business Machines Corporation


04/07/16
20160099847 

Method for non-disruptive cloud infrastructure software component deployment


The subject technology provides embodiments for defining, using a first application programming interface (api), a logical resource variant of a logical service resource. The logical resource variant is registered at a defining entity.
Cisco Technology, Inc.


04/07/16
20160099832 

Relative location determination for auto-configuration of computing systems in a network environment


Embodiments of the invention provide for a method, device and computer program product for auto-configuring computing devices disposed in a network environment based upon a relative location of each of the computing devices. The method includes broadcasting into an electromagnetic near field from at least two surface positions of a computing device an identification and position of a corresponding one of the surface positions.
International Business Machines Corporation


04/07/16
20160099825 

Lightweight framework with dynamic self-organizing coordination capability for clustered applications


A method, a computer program product, and a computer system for a lightweight framework with dynamic self-organizing coordination capacity for clustered applications are provided. The lightweight framework provides a means for managing tasks that require coordination between application nodes.
International Business Machines Corporation


04/07/16
20160099812 

Natural visualization and routing of digital signatures


Embodiments are provided for securely visualizing and routing digital signatures in an electronic document generated by an application program executing on a computer system. The application program may generate an electronic document for receiving a signature graphic, and calculate a hash value from the electronic document and the signature graphic, and create a cryptographic signature from the hash value using a cryptographic encryption method.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


04/07/16
20160099796 

Encoding in uplink multi-user mimo and ofdma transmissions


A method, an apparatus, and a computer-readable medium for wireless communication are provided. In one aspect, the apparatus is configured to determine a number of data symbols for transmitting a data payload.
Qualcomm Incorporated


04/07/16
20160099785 

Method of self-adaptation of a signal quality, corresponding devices and computer program


A method self-adapts signal quality of non-audio data exchanged via an audio channel between a mobile terminal and a payment accessory. The method includes at least one iteration of the following acts: reception, by the mobile terminal, of a reference signal transmitted by the payment accessory; analysis, in the mobile terminal, of the received reference signal, the analysis delivering at least one item of information representative of the quality of the reference signal, referred to as quality information; transmission, by the mobile terminal to the payment accessory, of the quality information.
Ingenico Group


04/07/16
20160099729 

Apparatus and quadrupling frequency of reference clock


A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product are provided. The apparatus outputs a first sinusoidal signal and a second sinusoidal signal according to a first clock frequency, generates, a first digital signal having a 25% duty cycle based on the first sinusoidal signal, generates a second digital signal having a 25% duty cycle based on the second sinusoidal signal, combines the first digital signal and the second digital signal to generate a combined digital signal having a 50% duty cycle and a second clock frequency that is double the first clock frequency, and doubles the second clock frequency of the combined digital signal to generate an output signal having a third clock frequency that is quadruple the first clock frequency.
Qualcomm Incorporated


04/07/16
20160099724 

System and improved utf-8 encoding


The present invention is directed to a method, system, and computer program for improved unicode encoding (utf-8c). Specifically, the use of a numeric offset system is employed to reduce coding complexity and to mitigate errors in decoding, as compared to standard utf-8 encoding.

04/07/16
20160099696 

Fixed gain amplifier circuit


An instrumentation amplifier includes first and second resistors for gain setting. The operational amplifiers within the instrumentation amplifier include selectively enabled current drive sources coupled to the amplifier output.
Stmicroelectronics, Inc.


04/07/16
20160099481 

Method for manufacturing a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery


An opening of a packaging member containing a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a non-aqueous electrolyte solution is temporarily sealed to produce a temporarily sealed battery. The temporarily sealed battery is initially charged so that a negative electrode potential becomes higher than 0.8 v and 1.4 v or lower (versus li/li+), and is stored in an atmosphere of 50° c.
Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha, Ltd.


04/07/16
20160099304 

Monx as a top electrode for tiox based dram applications


A capacitor stack includes a base bottom electrode layer including a conductive metal nitride material. A second bottom electrode layer is formed above the first bottom electrode layer.
Intermolecular, Inc.


04/07/16
20160099303 

Doped electrode for dram capacitor stack


In some embodiments, a metal oxide second electrode material is formed as part of a mim dram capacitor stack. The second electrode material is doped with one or more dopants.
Intermolecular, Inc.


04/07/16
20160099291 

Metal line connection for improved rram reliability, semiconductor arrangement comprising the same, and manufacture thereof


Some embodiments relate to an integrated circuit device including an array of memory cells disposed over a semiconductor substrate. An array of first metal lines are disposed at a first height over the substrate and are connected to the memory cells of the array.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.


04/07/16
20160099231 

Semiconductor package assembly


The invention provides a semiconductor package assembly. The semiconductor package assembly includes a first semiconductor package and a second semiconductor package stacked on the first semiconductor package.
Mediatek Inc.


04/07/16
20160099073 

Highly linear analog-to-digital converter and nonvolatile memory


A non-volatile memory has an adc that digitizes an analog voltage in a range delimited by v1 and v2 into n intervals, resulting in a digital vx with x between 1 to n. A ramp voltage vramp(x) calibrated to rise linearly from v1 to v2 in x=1 to n clock cycles is used to scan the analog voltage.
Sandisk Technologies, Inc.


04/07/16
20160099040 

Self-referenced sense amplifier for spin torque mram


Circuitry and a method provide a plurality of timed control and bias voltages to sense amplifiers and write drivers of a spin-torque magnetoresistive random access memory array for improved power supply noise rejection, increased sensing speed with immunity for bank-to-bank noise coupling, and reduced leakage from off word line select devices in an active column.. .
Everspin Technologies, Inc.


04/07/16
20160099024 

Method, system and computer program product for editing movies in distributed scalable media environment


A movie editor converts a received movie into a proxy format, and creates a texture strip representing the frames of the movie. An editor can use the texture strip to edit the movie, rather than editing the movie directly.
Open Text S.a.


04/07/16
20160099022 

Systems and methods for motion-vector-aided video interpolation using real-time smooth video playback speed variation


Systems and methods for encoding and playing back video at adjustable playback speeds by interpolating frames to achieve smooth playback in accordance with embodiments of the invention are described. One embodiment includes a source encoder that includes a processor, memory including an encoder application, where the encoder application directs the processor to: select a subset of frames from a first video sequence; generate motion vectors describing frames from the first video sequence that are not part of the selected subset of frames, where each motion vector describes movement between a frame in the subset of frames and a frame not included in the subset of frames; store the motion vectors; decimate frames not included in the subset of frames from the first video sequence to generate a second video sequence having a nominal frame rate less than the frame rate of the first video sequence; and encode the second video sequence at the nominal frame rate..
Paofit Holdings Pte. Ltd.


04/07/16
20160099010 

Convolutional, long short-term memory, fully connected deep neural networks


Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for identifying the language of a spoken utterance. One of the methods includes receiving input features of an utterance; and processing the input features using an acoustic model that comprises one or more convolutional neural network (cnn) layers, one or more long short-term memory network (lstm) layers, and one or more fully connected neural network layers to generate a transcription for the utterance..
Google Inc.


04/07/16
20160099006 

Electronic device, method, and computer program product


According to one embodiment, an electronic device includes circuitry configured to perform a process for suppressing a noise of a sound signal by a first suppression amount when a first reproduction speed of the sound signal is set to a first value by user, wherein the circuitry is configured to perform a process for suppressing a noise of a sound signal by a second suppression amount larger than the first suppression amount when a second reproduction speed of the sound signal is set to a second value lower than the first value by a user, and the circuitry is configured to reproduce a noise-suppressed sound signal in accordance with the first reproduction speed or the second reproduction speed set by a user.. .
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


04/07/16
20160099000 

Post-encoding bitrate reduction of multiple object audio


A post-encoding bitrate reduction system and method for generating one more scaled compressed bitstreams from a single encoded plenary file. The plenary file contains multiple audio object files that were encoded separately using a scalable encoding process having fine-grained scalability.
Dts, Inc .


04/07/16
20160098999 

Audio search using codec frames


To detect events in an audio stream, frames of an audio signal (e.g., frames generated by a codec for a voice call or music stream) are received. Based on information in the frames, an index is used to look up an entry in a table associated with the codec.
Avaya Inc.


04/07/16
20160098937 

Generating question and answer pairs to assess understanding of key concepts in social learning playlist


A method, system and computer program product for determining whether the social learning playlist is effective in educating participants. The text of the collection of online materials of a social learning playlist is scanned to identify key concepts (i.e., the most important points) using natural language processing.
International Business Machines Corporation


04/07/16
20160098925 

Assistance to law enforcement through ambient vigilance


A method, system and computer program product of using cameras in a plurality of vehicles within a geographic area to aid in identifying a location of a vehicle of interest for authorities.. .
International Business Machines Corporation


04/07/16
20160098844 

Systems, methods, and computer program products for searching and sorting images by aesthetic quality


A system, method, and computer program product for assigning an aesthetic score to an image. A method of the present invention includes receiving an image.
Eyeem Mobile Gmbh


04/07/16
20160098840 

Method, system and computer program product for producing a raised relief map from images of an object


A method for obtaining a model of an object surface from a plurality of images of said object, wherein the object is illuminated with one or more illumination sources, the method comprising: —obtaining a set of images each comprising an array of pixels and representing similar views of an object, wherein the similar views are obtained under different illumination conditions; —defining a model function that expresses the known pixel intensity values of the images in terms of the following unknown model components: —a first model component (a) representing the albedo of the object at each pixel location and being the same for the plurality of images and being an albedo value; —a second model component (l) representing an intensity of illumination for each image and being an illumination source intensity value being the same for all pixels of each image; —a third model component (v) representing a specific illumination direction and being different for each image and being an illumination vector and being the same for all pixels of each image; —a fourth model component (n) representing surface normal directions of the object surface at each pixel position and being the same for all images and being a normal vector; —performing one or more sequences of minimization operations to minimize a difference function between the pixel values obtained from the set of images and pixel values calculated using said model function, each minimization operation being performed by allowing one of said model components (a, l, v, n) to vary while the others remain unchanged; —outputting the fourth model component (n) as said model of the object surface.. .
Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives


04/07/16
20160098833 

System and measurement of myocardial mechanical function


There is provided a system and method for evaluation of cardiac images, wherein enhanced evaluation of myocardial mechanical function is possible. The system and methods include methods for segmentation of cardiac images obtained via cmri or other imaging modalities, wherein the segmentation allows for fusion of these images with images obtained from a different modality such as echocardiogram and/or le-mri.
Technion Research & Development Foundation Limited


04/07/16
20160098816 

Wearable-to-wearable controls


The present invention provides a number of advantageous modifications and improvements in wearable computing devices to optimize or at least more fully utilize the potential applications of such devices. These modifications include transforming the view of a second observer to be able to view what a first observer at a different location is viewing, allowing the second observer or a remote administrator to control the zoom on the device of a first observer, providing a pointer on the device of the first observer to assist in framing or viewing an object; and controlling the device to avoid overheating or to avoid transmitting redundant or hijacked information..
Kba2 Inc.


04/07/16
20160098785 

User equipment, control method thereof and non-transitory computer readable storage medium having computer program recorded thereon


The present invention provides user equipment, a method of controlling the user equipment, and a non-transitory computer readable storage medium having a computer program recorded thereon. That is, according to the present invention, it is possible to provide an object for posting on sns by connecting various data and contents accumulated in the entire process of purchases by a customer with the data on a receipt and then can automatically synchronize and display the object on sns, a blog, or the like, so convenience for users can be improved..
Sk Planet Co., Ltd.


04/07/16
20160098782 

On-line shopping assistant for in-store shopping


Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for an on-line shopping assistant for in-store shopping. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for managing an on-line shopping assistant for in-store shopping is provided.
Internatonal Business Machines Corporation


04/07/16
20160098780 

Merchandise sales service device based on dynamic scene change, merchandise sales system based on dynamic scene change, selling merchandise based on dynamic scene change and non-transitory computer readable storage medium having computer program recorded thereon


The present invention provides a merchandise sales service device based on dynamic scene change, a merchandise sales system based on dynamic scene change, a method for selling merchandise based on dynamic scene change, and a non-transitory computer readable storage medium having computer program recorded thereon. That is, it is possible to transmit information about a commodity and image information of the commodity to user equipment by efficiently configuring images and dynamically changing the images in a commodity purchase procedure.
Sk Planet Co., Ltd.


04/07/16
20160098778 

Method, device, and system for analyzing and ranking products


A method, system, and computer program product for locating a relevant product via a computer network includes receiving, at a client terminal, a search topic from a user and one or more attributes associated with the topic and assigning a rating to at least one of the attributes. A server is used to locate, at one or more information locations, at least two separate instances of the topic and at least two information fields, each field related to one of the instances the topic.
Jemstep, Inc.


04/07/16
20160098772 

On-line shopping assistant for in-store shopping


Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for an on-line shopping assistant for in-store shopping. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for managing an on-line shopping assistant for in-store shopping is provided.
International Business Machines Corporation


04/07/16
20160098760 

Usability of supplemental application functions through dynamic modification of user-presented options


A function intelligence engine receives input regarding application program content, including functions or capabilities of the application program that can be separately purchasable, and can further receive information regarding advertisements that can be displayed to users within the context of the application program. User-specific information is also received, including a user's current status and context within the application program, as well as a user's history, both within the application program, as well as in other application programs.
Microsoft Corporation


04/07/16
20160098740 

Method and system for using a signal universal product code (upc) to start discount injection


A system, method, and computer program for using and detecting a signaling universal product code (upc), including a discount or marketing system; a upc sniffer or injector; and a signal upc configured to represent an end of a point of sale (pos) transaction. The upc sniffer or injector configured to receive upcs scanned from a pos upc scanner and transmit the received upcs to the discount or marketing system; the discount or marketing system configured to receive the upcs from the upc sniffer or injector, and to recognize the upc as the signal upc representing the end of the transaction, and issuing pending upc injections; and the upc sniffer or injector configured to receive upc injections and to send the upc injections to a pos system for inclusion in the transaction..
Outsite Networks, Inc.


04/07/16
20160098736 

Suggestion engine for customer relationship management


A method, system and computer program product for suggestion processing in a customer relationship management (crm) computing system is provided. The method includes communicatively coupling a pre-processor to different data sources of crm related data of a crm computing system and monitoring by the pre-processor the different data sources.
Sugarcrm Inc.


04/07/16
20160098729 

Methods, apparatuses and computer program products for measuring vehicle carbon footprint


Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products are provided for determining carbon emissions of one or more vehicles. For instance, in one example embodiment, an apparatus may calculate miles traveled by the vehicles along a predefined route and may calculate a fuel usage of the vehicles for traveling along the route to obtain one or more fuel values.
United Parcel Service Of America, Inc.


04/07/16
20160098719 

Revocation of application access based on non-co-located


Embodiments of the invention relate to an invention for accessing a remotely located mobile device of a user based on certain events is provided. The system, method, and computer program product are configured to: (a) monitor one or more transaction involving a transaction vehicle of a user; (b) determine a physical location of a transaction vehicle based at least partially on the one or more transactions; (c) determine a geographic location of a mobile device of the user, wherein the mobile device is associated with the transaction vehicle; (d) determine whether or not the transaction vehicle of the user and the mobile device of the user are co-located; and (e) reconfigure one or more applications accessible to the mobile device or one or more functional features of the mobile device based at least partially on determining that the mobile device and the transaction vehicle of the user are not co-located..
Bank Of America Corporation


04/07/16
20160098681 

Automated task handling


Methods, systems, and computer program products for automated task handling. A task handling module receives data defining a plurality of tasks relating to resolution of a revenue accounting issue.
Amadeus S.a.s.


04/07/16
20160098667 

Customizable skills database


Disclosed are examples of systems, apparatus, methods and computer program products that relate to a customizable skills database. For example, a skills database storing customizable data objects identifying skills of user can be maintained.
Salesforce.com, Inc.


04/07/16
20160098638 

Generating question and answer pairs to assess understanding of key concepts in social learning playlist


A method, system and computer program product for determining whether the social learning playlist is effective in educating participants. The text of the collection of online materials of a social learning playlist is scanned to identify key concepts (i.e., the most important points) using natural language processing.
International Business Machines Corporation


04/07/16
20160098636 

Data processing apparatus, data processing method, and recording medium that stores computer program


Provided is a data processing apparatus creates teacher data used for learning of a machine learning system by classifying data extracted from time series data on the basis of a specific reference. The data processing apparatus includes a data extraction unit which extracts a candidate of teacher data, from time series data, a teacher data creation unit which creates the teacher data based on a label to classify the candidate of teacher data, and the candidate of teacher data which are labeled, and a teacher data complement unit which further extracts the candidate of the teacher data from the time series data that exists between a specific candidate of the teacher data at a specific timing and one of other candidates of the teacher data at a timing different from the specific timing, based on a degree of a variation between these candidates of the teacher data..
Nec Corporation


04/07/16
20160098632 

Training neural networks on partitioned training data


Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for training a neural network. One of the methods includes obtaining partitioned training data for the neural network, wherein the partitioned training data comprises a plurality of training items each of which is assigned to a respective one of a plurality of partitions, wherein each partition is associated with a respective difficulty level; and training the neural network on each of the partitions in a sequence from a partition associated with an easiest difficulty level to a partition associated with a hardest difficulty level, wherein, for each of the partitions, training the neural network comprises: training the neural network on a sequence of training items that includes training items selected from the training items in the partition interspersed with training items selected from the training items in all of the partitions..
Google Inc.


04/07/16
20160098618 

Systems, methods, and computer program products for searching and sorting images by aesthetic quality


A system, method, and computer program product for assigning an aesthetic score to an image. A method of the present invention includes receiving an image comprising a set of global features.
Eyeem Mobile Gmbh


04/07/16
20160098615 

Apparatus and producing image processing filter


In order to produce an image processing filter by utilizing genetic programming, a taught parameter acquiring unit acquires a taught parameter indicating a feature shape in an input image before processing. A data processing unit creates an output image by processing the input image with an image processing filter, and subsequently a feature extracting unit extracts a detected parameter indicating a feature shape in the output image.
Fujitsu Limited


04/07/16
20160098570 

Method and determining permission of application program


A method for determining a permission of an application program is presented. The method for determining a permission of an application program in the present disclosure includes receiving an installation request of a first application, where the installation request carries a first permission list that the first application applies for and a first shared user identifier requested by the first application; searching, according to the first shared user identifier, for at least one second application that uses the first shared user identifier and is already installed in a system; and if the first application is a plug-in of the second application already installed in the system, determining a permission of the first application according to the first permission list that the first application applies for and a permission in a second permission list corresponding to the first shared user identifier..
Huawei Device Co., Ltd.


04/07/16
20160098557 

Method and managing application data of portable terminal


A method for managing application data of a portable terminal according to the present invention comprises the steps of: allocating a plurality of data areas required for a data management policy for an application program; when the application program is executed, permitting connection to a specific data area of the plurality of data areas allocated for the application program on the basis of the data management policy; and executing the application program while performing the permitted connection to the specific data area.. .
Ahnlab, Inc.


04/07/16
20160098549 

Rhythm-based user authentication


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


04/07/16
20160098491 

Service provider system and service provider method


A service provider system and a service provider method are disclosed herein. The service provider system includes a service provider device and a mobile device.
Institute For Information Industry


04/07/16
20160098490 

Suggesting actions for evaluating user performance in an enterprise social network


Disclosed are systems, methods, and computer program products for suggesting actions for evaluating user performance in an enterprise social network. In some implementations, a server of the enterprise social network identifies a message configured to be published to a feed of the enterprise social network.
Salesforce.com, Inc.


04/07/16
20160098484 

Data source security cluster


Methods, systems, and computer program for implementing data source security cluster are provided. Security tokens may be generated for a plurality of data sources.
Red Hat, Inc.


04/07/16
20160098480 

Author moderated sentiment classification method and system


This disclosure provides a method, system and computer program product for classifying text according to one of a plurality of sentiments. According to an exemplary method, text is classified using two or more sentiment classifiers which are tuned to distinct author profile traits and the resulting scores are combined using a normalized weighted function to produce a final resulting classification score..
Xerox Corporation


04/07/16
20160098465 

Method, apparatus and computer program product for presenting cooking schedule


A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for presenting a cooking schedule are provided. In the method, recipes are received, wherein each of the recipes includes cooking processes and cooking time required for finishing each of the cooking processes.
National Tsing Hua University


04/07/16
20160098442 

Verifying analytics results


Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for validating analytics results. One of the methods includes processing a subset of a dataset and polling an analytics system for a corresponding output subset and comparing the two subsets to validate the analytics system..
Pivotal Software, Inc.


04/07/16
20160098439 

Hardware acceleration for a compressed computation database


According to embodiments of the present invention, machines, systems, methods and computer program products for hardware acceleration are presented. A plurality of computational nodes for processing data is provided, each node performing a corresponding operation for data received at that node, a metric module is used to determine a compression benefit metric pertaining to performance of the corresponding operations of one or more computational nodes with recompressed data, an accelerator module recompresses data for processing by the one or more computational nodes based on the compression benefit metric indicating a benefit gained by using the recompressed data.
International Business Machines Corporation


04/07/16
20160098430 

Data processing method and apparatus


A non-transitory computer-readable recording medium contains an event processing control program for event processing that processes received event data in accordance with processing rules and outputs output data. The program causes a computer to execute a process that includes obtaining first assessment values pertaining to output data by the event processing for a first type of events, periodically by a first period.
Fujitsu Limited


04/07/16
20160098420 

Hardware acceleration for a compressed computation database


According to embodiments of the present invention, machines, systems, methods and computer program products for hardware acceleration are presented. A plurality of computational nodes for processing data is provided, each node performing a corresponding operation for data received at that node.
International Business Machines Corporation


04/07/16
20160098408 

Triggering and ranking of native applications


Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for determining when to search a native application corpus for native applications and insert native application search results into a set of general web search results in response to receiving a query.. .
Google Inc.


04/07/16
20160098406 

Method, apparatus, and computer program product for ranking content channels


A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided for ranking channel pages of a host system. Content channels may comprise content relating to a particular category or having a commonality.
Groupon, Inc.


04/07/16
20160098403 

Document ranking apparatus, method and computer program


A document ranking apparatus ranking electronic documents (di) on a file path of a file system taking into account relevance of the documents to a search term (t), the apparatus including: a semantic description generating module generating a semantic description (sdi) of a document using the document contents and to store the description in a semantic description repository; a similarity-based scoring module computing a similarity score based on similarity between the sdi of a document and the term (t); a quality indicator-based scoring module computing a quality score of a document based on completeness, correctness and freshness of the document; a combining module accepting user input for relative weighting of the similarity and quality scores combining the resultant relatively-weighted similarity score and quality score to give a final score for a document; and a ranking module ranking the documents on the file path based on the final score.. .
Fujitsu Limited


04/07/16
20160098397 

Dynamic summary generator


Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for receiving a request for information about a term from a user; obtaining, at one or more processors, one or more characteristics of the user; obtaining, at the one or more processors, a template including a plurality of attributes associated with the term; generating, at the one or more processors and based on the one or more characteristics of the user, a response, the response including a respective description for each attribute of the plurality of attributes in the template; and providing for output, data representing the response.. .
Google Inc.


04/07/16
20160098356 

Hardware-assisted memory compression management using page filter and system mmu


Provided are methods and systems for managing memory using a hardware-based page filter designed to distinguish between active and inactive pages (“hot” and “cold” pages, respectively) so that inactive pages can be compressed prior to the occurrence of a page fault. The methods and systems are designed to achieve, among other things, lower cost, longer battery life, and faster user response.
Google Inc.


04/07/16
20160098325 

Unifying application log messages using runtime instrumentation


Unifying application log messages using runtime instrumentation includes capturing raw data associated as a log message from an application using an application monitoring module, determining if the raw data is to be filtered based on a filtering configuration, and constructing a log message based on the raw data. A system for unifying application log messages using runtime instrumentation includes a capture engine to capture raw data associated as a log message from an application using an application monitoring module, a determination engine to determine if the raw data is to be filtered based on a filtering configuration, a construction engine to construct a log message based on the raw data, and a log framework monitor engine to monitor an application program interface that invokes a writing action of the log message using at least one log framework to capture the log message in real time..
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.


04/07/16
20160098321 

Efficient memory architecture for low density parity check decoding


A low density parity check (ldpc) decoder integrated on a single semiconductor substrate may comprise one or more arrays of first-type memory cells and one or more arrays of second-type memory cells. The ldpc decoder may be configured to store intrinsic messages in the array of first-type cells and to store extrinsic messages in the array of second-type cells.
Maxlinear, Inc.


04/07/16
20160098308 

End-to- end application tracking framework


Novel tools and techniques for tracing application execution and performance. Some of the tools provide a framework for monitoring the execution and/or performance of applications in an execution chain.
Qwest Communications International Inc.


04/07/16
20160098303 

Global lock contention predictor


An apparatus for lock acquisition is disclosed. A method and a computer program product also perform the functions of the apparatus.
International Business Machines Corporation


04/07/16
20160098295 

Increased cache performance with multi-level queues of complete tracks


Exemplary method, system, and computer program product embodiments for increased cache performance using multi-level queues by a processor device. The method includes distributing to each one of a plurality of central processing units (cpus) workload operations for creating complete tracks from partial tracks, creating sub-queues of the complete tracks for distributing to each one of the cpus, and creating demote scan tasks based on workload of the cpus.
International Business Machines Corporation


04/07/16
20160098286 

Creating templates of offline resources


Implementations of the present invention allow software resources to be duplicated efficiently and effectively while offline. In one implementation, a preparation program receives an identification of a software resource, such as a virtual machine installed on a different volume, an offline operating system, or an application program.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


04/07/16
20160098271 

Source code violation matching and attribution


Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for matching and attributing code violations. One of the methods includes receiving a snapshot s of a code base of source code and a different snapshot t of the code base.
Semmle Limited


04/07/16
20160098251 

Extensible meta model for capturing solution patterns


A method for capturing patterns and associated points of variability includes providing an xml schema defining elements representing different point of variability (pov) types for a pattern. The elements belong to an xml schema “substitution group” to enable the pov types to be substituted for one another.
International Business Machines Corporation


04/07/16
20160098232 

Image forming apparatus with security function, control method therefor, and storage medium storing control program therefor


An image forming apparatus that is capable of preventing occurrence of a security hole. A first receiving unit receives user information selected from a screen that is displayed by an operation unit of the image forming apparatus.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


04/07/16
20160098221 

System, method and computer program product for synchronizing data written to tape including writing an index into a data partition


Disclosed is a system, method and computer program product for synchronizing data written to tape with improved data recovery. When writing data to tape, an index is kept in memory and updated to reflect change(s) to a file system mounted on tape.
Kip Cr P1 Lp


04/07/16
20160098164 

Interactive answer boxes for user search queries


Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for presenting data are disclosed. In one aspect, a method includes presenting, by a user device, an answer box as a search result in a search result location of a search results page.
Google Inc.


04/07/16
20160098156 

Dynamic array presentation and multiple selection of digitally stored objects and corresponding link tokens for simultaneous presentation


A system and method for the multiple selection of digitally stored objects and the link-tokens of each selected object for simultaneous presentation and examination of the selected objects with their associated linked objects and information, including organized array presentation for graphical thumbnails that represent the selected objects, as well as sub-framing, which allows intelligent partitioning of information associated with an object.. .

04/07/16
20160098112 

Input system


An input system includes an electronic device and a touchpad device. When the application program installed in the electronic device is activated, a target object is displayed on a display screen of the electronic device.
Primax Electronics Ltd.






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