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Method and infrastructure for synchronized streaming of content
Sony Network Entertainment International Llc
April 19, 2018 - N°20180109826

Systems and methods for synchronizing the playback of network media across multiple content playback devices, termed herein as “playback devices”, “clients”, or “client devices”. In one implementation, client devices are controlled to parse and buffer media content separately. Once all clients are ready, a controller may cause the ...
Temporal local activity for quantization parameter (qp) offset for video coding
Arris Enterprises Llc
April 19, 2018 - N°20180109794

A video processing system is provided that uses a quantization parameter (qp) offset in the encoding process. Spatial local activity has successfully been used in video coding for improved quality, which assigns relatively smaller quantization step sizes to flat areas, such as blue sky, and larger quantization step sizes to busy areas, such as grass. The qp offset provides temporal ...
System and method for the visualization and characterization of objects in images
Imago Systems, Inc.
April 19, 2018 - N°20180109698

A method of visualization, characterization, and detection of objects within an image by applying a local micro-contrast convergence algorithm to a first image to produce a second image that is different from the first image, wherein all like objects converge into similar patterns or colors in the second image.
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System and method for providing a proxied contact management system
International Business Machines Corporation
April 19, 2018 - N°20180109502

A system and method for providing a proxied contact management system (pcms) so that individual owners of personal contact data may control and manage the access and dissemination of their personal data and also control who may contact them. The owner of personal contact data may securely register the data with a secured information vault of the pcms and specify ...
Method of unblocking external computer systems in a computer network infrastructure, distributed computer network having ...
Fujitsu Technology Solutions Intellectual Properly Gmbh
April 19, 2018 - N°20180109497

A method unblocks external computer systems for communication with secured processing computer systems in a computer network infrastructure. An instruction packet is transmitted from an external computer system to a broker computer system within the computer network infrastructure. A random port number of a network port is then generated by the broker computer system, and the random port number is ...
Ethernet tag mapping in virtual private wire service using ethernet virtual private network
Cisco Technology, Inc.
April 19, 2018 - N°20180109400

Presented herein is an exemplified system and method that facilitate a point-to-point (p2p) service operation, via evpn vpws service tunnels, between customer edge nodes and provider edge nodes in a network infrastructure (e. G., a mpls infrastructure). In particular, the exemplified system and method employ an evpn bgp construct that facilitates multiplexing across large number of different physical interfaces, ...
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Communications devices, infrastructure equipment and methods
Sony Corporation
April 19, 2018 - N°20180109276

A communications device including a receiver configured to receive a plurality of sub-units of an encoded transport block of data in a plurality of time-divided units within frequency resources of a wireless access interface allocated to the mobile terminal, each of the sub-units being received a repeated number of times within a repetition cycle; and circuitry configured to combine a ...
Vibrator, ultrasonic motor, and optical device
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
April 19, 2018 - N°20180109204

A vibrator includes a piezoelectric element including a piezoelectric ceramic having an electrode, a vibration plate, and an adhesive layer between the piezoelectric element and the vibration plate, wherein the adhesive layer is obtained by a resin containing 50 parts by mass or more and 80 parts by mass or less of organic particles having a number average particle size of 5 ...
Flow batteries having an electrode with differing hydrophilicity on opposing faces and methods for production ...
Lockheed Martin Advanced Energy Storage, Llc
April 19, 2018 - N°20180108916

Electrochemical cells, such as those present within flow batteries, can include at least one electrode with one face being more hydrophilic than is the other. Such electrodes can lessen the incidence of parasitic reactions by directing convective electrolyte circulation toward a separator in the electrochemical cell. Flow batteries containing the electrochemical cells can include: a first half-cell containing a first ...
Distributed photodiode with built-in equalization
Purdue Research Foundation
April 19, 2018 - N°20180108798

A distributed photodiode with fir filtering function enabled by a lumped transmission line is provided. The distributed photodiode includes inductors, a plurality of photodiode segments, photodiode biasing components, and termination impedance. The electrical bandwidth due to the junction parasitic capacitance of the photodiode is increased as the parasitic capacitance is absorbed in the transmission line structure. Moreover, the delay elements ...
Array substrate, liquid crystal display panel and liquid crystal display device
Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co. , Ltd.
April 19, 2018 - N°20180108786

An array substrate, a liquid crystal display panel and a liquid crystal display device are disclosed. The present invention designs that a width of the gate electrode is less than a width of an active layer of a thin-film transistor, and is greater than a width of a channel. Through shortening the width of the gate electrode, decreasing an overlapping ...
Semiconductor device and manufacturing method thereof
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
April 19, 2018 - N°20180108760

A minute transistor is provided. A transistor with low parasitic capacitance is provided. A transistor having high frequency characteristics is provided. A semiconductor device including the transistor is provided. A semiconductor device includes an oxide semiconductor, a first conductor, a second conductor, a third conductor, a first insulator, and a second insulator. The first conductor overlaps with the oxide semiconductor ...
Variable optical filter and a wavelength-selective sensor based thereon
Viavi Solutions Inc.
April 19, 2018 - N°20180108694

A variable optical filter is disclosed including a bandpass filter and a blocking filter. The bandpass filter includes a stack of alternating first and second layers, and the blocking filter includes a stack of alternating third and fourth layers. The first, second and fourth materials each comprise different materials, so that a refractive index of the first material is smaller ...
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Method for manufacturing a semiconductor product wafer
Pdf Solutions, Inc.
April 19, 2018 - N°20180108580

Improved methods for manufacturing semiconductor product wafer with the additional use of non-product masks are described. According to certain aspects of the invention, an evaluation wafer is first manufactured by utilizing at least one non-product mask to process one or more layer(s) on the evaluation wafer, and subsequently utilizing at least one unaltered product mask to process an evaluation-region-of-interest ...
Memory system with file level secure erase and operating method thereof
Sk Hynix Memory Solutions Inc.
April 19, 2018 - N°20180108419

An apparatus of a memory system and an operating method thereof include: a plurality of memory devices, wherein each of the plurality of memory devices includes a plurality of blocks, each of the plurality of blocks has multiple pages corresponding to multiple wordlines, respectively; and a memory controller coupled with the plurality of memory devices, wherein the memory controller is ...
Nonvolatile memory control method, control device, and semiconductor storage device
Hitachi, Ltd.
April 19, 2018 - N°20180108404

Disclosed is a nonvolatile memory control method in which a unit of erase and a unit of read are different from each other. The control method includes: allocating a physical address of the nonvolatile memory to a logical address in a predetermined unit; and controlling a size of the unit of erase in which a physical address allocated to a ...
Ambient and content adaptive pixel manipulation
Apple Inc.
April 19, 2018 - N°20180108327

Systems, methods, and computer readable media to improve the operation of display systems are described herein. In general, techniques are disclosed for ambient and content adaptive local tone mapping operations that improve display readability under bright ambient light conditions. More particularly, techniques disclosed herein improve contrast and brightness of dark image content while preserving bright areas. The disclosed architecture and ...
Pixel compensation circuit
Int Tech Co., Ltd.
April 19, 2018 - N°20180108296

A pixel compensation circuit is arranged for compensating the critical parameter associated with the electrical properties of the components in thin film transistors of an active matrix organic light emitting diode display or similar illumination systems to avoid uneven brightness resulted from the voltage drop effect. The pixel compensation circuit is defined in a sub-pixel area, wherein there are eight ...
Sign for displaying changeable information
Interior Graphic Systems, Llc
April 19, 2018 - N°20180108277

A display sign mountable on a support surface where at least some of the information displayed thereon needs to be changed periodically. The sign includes a housing with one or more pockets defined therein, where an interior of each pocket is visible through an associated window on the housing. A set of display cards is receivable in each pocket in ...
Wearable ultrasonic sensors with haptic signaling for blindside risk detection and notification
At&t Mobility Ii Llc
April 19, 2018 - N°20180108225

Devices, non-transitory computer-readable media and methods for providing a haptic signal based upon a detection of an object are disclosed. For example, the processor of a device may transmit a first ultrasonic signal via an ultrasonic emitter and detect an object based upon a receiving of a reflected signal via an ultrasonic detector, where the reflected signal comprises a reflection ...
Prepaid utility metering with complex rates using advanced metering infrastructure (ami) smart meters
Oracle International Corporation
April 19, 2018 - N°20180108057

Systems, methods, and other embodiments associated with performing multiple periodic meter data evaluations during a billing cycle are described. In one embodiment, a method includes performing a plurality of meter data evaluations at periodic intervals during a billing cycle for consumption of a resource by a user having a prepaid account for the resource. The example method may also include ...