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Discovery and networking of proximate wireless devices by acoustic messaging
Dewmobile Inc.
April 12, 2018 - N°20180103365

Apparatus and method are provided for discovery and networking of proximate devices using acoustic messaging. In one novel aspect, a peer discovery protocol is used to discover proximate devices using voting messages encoded in ultrasonic waveform. In one embodiment, the ue receives one or more voting messages from neighboring ues encoded in ultrasonic waveform, builds its voting message and broadcasts ...
Image pixels with in-column comparators
Semiconductor Components Industries, Llc
April 12, 2018 - N°20180103222

Image sensors may include imaging pixels that have comparators to read out image pixel signals. An imaging pixel may include a photodiode, a floating diffusion region, and a transfer transistor that transfers charge from the photodiode to the floating diffusion region. The floating diffusion region may be coupled to a source follower transistor. The source follower transistor may be coupled ...
Protection path determination method and device based on resilient optical network
Soochow University
April 12, 2018 - N°20180102864

A protection path determination method and apparatus based on an elastic optical network are provided. The method includes: searching a virtual working topology for a virtual working link satisfying a condition on receipt of a routing request of a target service; updating a residual bandwidth of the virtual working link if the virtual working link is found; otherwise, creating a ...
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Apparatus and method for beam search based on antenna configuration in wireless communication system
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
April 12, 2018 - N°20180102827

The present disclosure relates to a pre-5th-generation (5g) or 5g communication system to be provided for supporting higher data rates beyond 4th-generation (4g) communication system such as long term evolution (lte). Disclosed is an apparatus of a base station (bs). The bs may be configured to determine whether to use a beam of the bs and a beam of ...
Control voltage searching method for non-volatile memory
Ememory Technology Inc.
April 12, 2018 - N°20180102174

A control voltage searching method is provided. Firstly, a control pulse with a preset control voltage and a preset pulse width is generated, and a control action on a memory cell. If the pulse count of the control pulse is smaller than a first number, the control voltage plus a first increment is set as an updated value of the ...
Detecting media defects
International Business Machines Corporation
April 12, 2018 - N°20180102141

A computer program product, according to one embodiment, includes a computer readable storage medium having program instructions embodied therewith. The computer readable storage medium is not a transitory signal per se. Moreover, the program instructions readable and/or executable by a processor to cause the processor to perform a method which includes: instructing, by the processor, a drive to detect ...
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Composite search results
Paypal, Inc.
April 12, 2018 - N°20180101618

Systems and methods of providing composite search results are disclosed. A search query may be received by a general purpose search engine of a first website from a user. At least one general purpose search result may be determined based on the search query using the general purpose search engine. The at least one general purpose search result may be ...
Search system, page display method and client terminal
Alibaba Group Holding Limited
April 12, 2018 - N°20180101616

A search system, a page display method, and a client terminal are disclosed. The search system includes a front-end server used for receiving a keyword provided by a client terminal, providing the keyword to a content search engine, and returning a content result set that is obtained to the client terminal; and the content search engine used for performing a ...
Systems, methods and techniques for customizable domain-based searching
Beijing Century Superstar Information Technology Co., Ltd.
April 12, 2018 - N°20180101615

Systems, methods and techniques for retrieving digital resources from customizable domains in accordance with at least one input search term, are described herein. A plurality of defined domains are defined for users to collect digital resources. Each of the plurality of defined domains represents digital resources filtered out in accordance with at least one specific criterion associated with the domain. ...
Machine learning-based data aggregation using social media content
April 12, 2018 - N°20180101614

Machine learning-based data aggregation using social media content is described herein. An example method includes receiving news content from a plurality of online sources, parsing the news content to determine keywords or phrases related to topics of interest, creating a search query from the keywords or phrases, searching one or more social networks for social media content that matches the ...
Method and system for searching for relevant items in a collection of documents given user ...
April 12, 2018 - N°20180101606

A method for performing a search, which may offer enhanced functionality in particular cases such as identifying similar or partial duplicates of a documents or identifying documents in a document cluster. The method may include accessing a hierarchical network representation of the document, assigning impact values to elements in the network, sequentially performing an activation step for each of the ...
Apparatus and method for displaying records responsive to a database query
Fastcase, Inc.
April 12, 2018 - N°20180101605

An apparatus and method for simultaneously displaying both record names and the associated files responsive to a user's search over a database. A user conducts a routine search query over a database or group of databases of records containing, for example, text documents, or alphabetical concordances thereof. The search engine returns a list of records responsive to the user's query. ...
Non-transitory computer-readable recording medium, encoded data searching method, and encoded data searching apparatus
April 12, 2018 - N°20180101580

Referring to relevant information in which encoded data of a word according to an encoding rule of the encoding document is associated with a basic form of the word and a relevant word relevant to the basic form, with respect to a plurality of words, acquires a plurality of codes relevant to the basic form of the searching character string ...
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Searching index information for application data
Alibaba Group Holding Limited
April 12, 2018 - N°20180101574

A search method is disclosed, including obtaining, by one or more processors, query information, searching, by the one or more processors, index information based at least in part on the query information, the index information comprising information that pertains to application units, wherein the information that pertains to an application unit comprises content of the application unit and uniform resource ...
System for transmission and use of aggregated metrics indicative of future customer circumstances
Bank Of America Corporation
April 12, 2018 - N°20180101568

A network communication interface and a memory device storing an anomaly application and a resource application are provided. A processing device is operatively coupled to the memory device, wherein the processing device is configured to execute computer-readable program code to: determine the existence of an anomalous situation for a user; initiate the anomaly application to acquire aggregated metrics from third ...
Searching data sets
Oracle International Corporation
April 12, 2018 - N°20180101532

A method of searching a plurality of data sets with a search query may include receiving the search query, where the search query may include one or more tokens. The method may also include accessing the plurality of data sets, and calculating maximum possible search scores for each of the plurality of data sets. The method may additionally include identifying ...
Re-indexing query-independent document features for processing search queries, Inc.
April 12, 2018 - N°20180101527

An online system stores documents for access by users. The online system also stores query independent information about the documents. Query independent features include data that can be used to score or rank a document independent of any terms entered as a search query. The online system periodically determines whether the values of query independent features have changed, such as ...
Filtering and searching annotations of paginated digital content
Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, Llc
April 12, 2018 - N°20180101509

Features and techniques are disclosed for interacting with paginated digital content, including a multi-purpose tool and an annotation mode. The multi-purpose tool, which may be represented by a graphic (e. G., a movable interactive graphic), can provide access to multiple modes (e. G., copy, define, note, and/or highlight modes) that a user can invoke. The mode invoked determines the ...
System method and apparatus for entry and display of reference data in three axes
April 12, 2018 - N°20180101508

A comprehensive system, method, and apparatus of digitally researching, organizing, creating content and displaying biblical data according to the main versions of the bible together and three axes (text, context, and reception) encompassing most of the human sciences connected with the bible, subdivided in many different rubrics.
Method and embedded device for loading driver
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
April 12, 2018 - N°20180101394

A method and a device for loading a driver is provided, where the method includes: determining a model identifier corresponding to a component comprised in an embedded device, wherein the component is a component onto which a driver is to be loaded, searching for a driver associated with the model identifier corresponding to the component, and loading drivers of components ...
Non-volatile memory apparatus and address classification method thereof
Via Technologies, Inc.
April 12, 2018 - N°20180101314

A non-volatile memory (nvm) apparatus and an address classification method thereof are provided. The nvm apparatus includes a nvm and a controller. The controller accesses the nvm in accordance with a write command of a host. The controller may perform the address classification method. The address classification method includes: providing a data look-up table, wherein the data look-up table includes ...