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04/07/16
20160100373 
 Signal format for cell search and synchronization in wireless networks patent thumbnailSignal format for cell search and synchronization in wireless networks
A synchronization signal format for a cell search method is proposed to reduce cell search complexity and cell search time. A synchronization signal is embedded with a unique sequence that is consecutively repeated multiple times in time domain.
Mediatek Inc.


04/07/16
20160099986 
 System and  concurrent electronic conferences patent thumbnailSystem and concurrent electronic conferences
Method for scheduling and implementing an electronic meeting conducted among remotely-located users communicating with an agenda server, including: accepting a meeting agenda that includes a plurality of topics, a quorum, an identification of resources used by each topic, an identification of data used by each topic, and an identification of data produced by each topic; partitioning the meeting agenda into at least a first and second group of topics; searching for data dependencies between the first and second groups of topics; searching for resource dependencies between the first and second groups of topics; if data dependencies or resource dependencies are found between the first and second groups of topics, then repartitioning the meeting agenda until the data dependencies and resource dependencies between the first and second groups of topics are reduced below a predetermined dependency threshold; and concurrently scheduling and executing the first and second groups of topics.. .
Avaya, Inc.


04/07/16
20160099856 
 Fusing online media monitoring data with secondary online data feeds to generate ratings data for online media exposure patent thumbnailFusing online media monitoring data with secondary online data feeds to generate ratings data for online media exposure
Methods, apparatus, systems, storage media, etc., to fuse online media monitoring data with secondary online data feeds to generate ratings data for online media exposure are disclosed. Example methods disclosed herein to determine ratings data for online media exposure include accessing timestamps included in monitoring data obtained by monitoring exposure to online media.
The Nielsen Company (us), Llc


04/07/16
20160098998 
 Voice searching metadata through media content patent thumbnailVoice searching metadata through media content
Systems and methods for voice searching media content based on metadata or subtitles are provided. Metadata associated with media content can be pre-processed at a media server.
Disney Enterprises, Inc.


04/07/16
20160098844 
 Systems, methods, and computer program products for searching and sorting images by aesthetic quality patent thumbnailSystems, 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
20160098618 
 Systems, methods, and computer program products for searching and sorting images by aesthetic quality patent thumbnailSystems, 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
20160098601 
 Method and system for a mobile terminal to achieve user interaction by simulating a real scene patent thumbnailMethod and system for a mobile terminal to achieve user interaction by simulating a real scene
A method and a system for a mobile terminal to achieve use interaction by simulating a real scene are disclosed. The method comprises: formulating a scene task for a 3d virtual scene; uploading the information of the 3d virtual scene and the scene task to a server to obtain a shared link; searching for and transmitting the shared link to nearby mobile terminals, sending an invitation and waiting for participation of the nearby mobile terminals; if the invitation is received by the nearby mobile terminals, then reading the information of the 3d virtual scene and the scene task and uploading corresponding personal information by the nearby mobile terminals; and changing locations of user roles in the 3d virtual scene according to positioning information of the mobile terminal, receiving a user operation instruction to make interactions via the user roles, and recording the user behaviors corresponding to the personal information..
Huizhou Tcl Mobile Communication Co., Ltd.


04/07/16
20160098599 
 Microform word search method and apparatus patent thumbnailMicroform word search method and apparatus
A digital imaging system for real-time searching for expressions that appear on a microform medium, the system comprising a computer including a processor, a display, a temporary memory, and a non-volatile memory, and a digital microform imaging apparatus including a controller and an area sensor generating a real-time digital microform image of the microform medium. The controller is in communication with the area sensor and receives the image.
E-image Data Corporation


04/07/16
20160098570 
 Method and  determining permission of application program patent thumbnailMethod 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
20160098568 
 Client-side encryption in a deduplication backup system patent thumbnailClient-side encryption in a deduplication backup system
Client-side encryption in a deduplication backup system. In one example embodiment, a method includes a backup phase in which various steps are performed for each allocated plain text block stored in a source storage.
Storagecraft Technology Corporation


04/07/16
20160098487 

System and searching using orthogonal codes


A system for searching in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention includes: one or more sub nodes configured to generate one or more sub bloom filters corresponding to one or more object identification information; and a representative node configured to generate a representative bloom filter by applying an orthogonal code to each of said sub bloom filters and aggregating the sub bloom filters having the orthogonal code applied thereto, wherein, when the representative node receives a search request, the representative node is configured to apply the orthogonal code to the representative bloom filter and to determine whether object identification information included in the search request is included in sets corresponding to the sub bloom filters by referring to the representative bloom filter having the orthogonal code applied thereto.. .
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute


04/07/16
20160098486 

Searching system, method and p2p device for p2p device community


A searching system, searching method and p2p devices for a p2p device community are provided. An online server connects to a content management server and a p2p device community, respectively.
Throughtek Co., Ltd.


04/07/16
20160098452 

Search-on-the-fly/sort-on-the-fly search engine for searching databases


A method implemented on a computer for searching databases includes the computer receiving a search query for a database, the database including database fields; and dynamically providing and displaying a list of a plurality of the database fields. The list includes a descriptor indicating a data category of each database field.
Vilox Technologies, Llc


04/07/16
20160098433 

Method for facet searching and search suggestions


Methods for faceted searching within clustered in-memory databases are disclosed. Faceted searching may be used to generate search suggestions.
Qbase, Llc


04/07/16
20160098432 

Integrated search for shared storage using index throttling to maintain quality of service


A method of searching shared files stored on a shared storage includes providing a search functionality in the shared storage having a set of search indexes to perform a search based on a search term; providing an event stream of update events associated with the shared files in the shared storage; processing the event stream to generate a processed event stream; and responding to update events in the processed event stream by indexing files referenced in the update events in the processed event stream where the indexing is performed to maintain a predetermined level of quality of service at the shared storage.. .
Emc Corporation


04/07/16
20160098410 

Methods, devices and computer software for facilitating searching and display of locations relevant to a digital map


A portable electronic device is disclosed comprising: data processing means; data repository containing data records representative of locations relevant to or within a digital map; and display means. The device further comprises means for monitoring a free text search string as it is input by a user of the device; querying the data repository for matching records and generating suggestions selectable by a user to adjust the search, based on the search string as it is input; displaying at least some of any matching records and suggestions on the display; and, in response to receipt of user input indicating a selection of a matching suggestion, adjusting the search accordingly..
Tomtom Navigation B.v.


04/07/16
20160098402 

Custom communication alerts


Custom communication alert techniques are described. In one or more implementations, a triggering condition is detected by one or more computing devices that is found by searching data using one or more extraction rules of a late-binding schema.
Splunk Inc.


04/07/16
20160098396 

Method and system for indexing and searching timed media information based upon relevance intervals


A method and system for indexing, searching, and retrieving information from timed media files based upon relevance intervals. The method and system for indexing, searching, and retrieving this information is based upon relevance intervals so that a portion of a timed media file is returned, which is selected specifically to be relevant to the given information representations, thereby eliminating the need for a manual determination of the relevance and avoiding missing relevant portions.
Streamsage, Inc.


04/07/16
20160098357 

Method and determining physical address


A method and an apparatus for determining a physical address are disclosed. According to the present disclosure, a page size is obtained according to the higher-order n bits of a linear address, where n is greater than 0 and less than a quantity of bits of the linear address; an index number of a translation lookaside buffer tlb is obtained according to the page size; a mask is obtained according to the page size and a supported minimum page size; a label of the tlb is obtained according to the mask; the higher-order mac1 bits of a physical address corresponding to the linear address are obtained by searching the tlb according to the index number and the label; and the physical address is obtained according to the mask, the supported minimum page, and the higher-order mac1 bits of the physical address..
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


04/07/16
20160098246 

Method and apparatus of searching content


An apparatus and method are provided for searching content. The electronic device includes a display; an audio processing unit; and a controller configured to control the audio processing unit to output sound of first content from a foreground of the display at a preset foreground volume, detect a request to search for second content, and in response to the detected request, control the audio processing unit to simultaneously output sound of the second content from a background of the display at a preset background volume with the sound of the first content.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


04/07/16
20160098220 

Method for wear leveling in a nonvolatile memory


A method for writing and reading data in memory cells, comprising, when writing a data in a block of a first memory zone, a step consisting of writing in a second memory zone a temporary information structure metadata comprising a start flag, an identifier of the temporary information structure, an information about the location of the block in the first memory zone, and a final flag, and, after a power on of the first memory zone, searching for an anomaly in temporary information structures present in the second memory zone.. .
Stmicroelectronics (rousset) Sas


04/07/16
20160097838 

Portable sound source searching sensor and manufacturing the same


A portable sound source searching sensor comprising: a front body (10) in which acoustic sensors of mems microphones (20) are arranged to face forward; mems microphones (20) of which acoustic sensors are exposed to the front body (10) in a fixed state to the substrate (30); a substrate (30) on which the microphones (20) are mounted; an image photographing unit (40) of which a photographing lens (41) is exposed through a lens hole of the front body (10); and a rear body (50) for surrounding a rear side of the substrate (30) and a rear side of the image photographing unit in a state that the substrate (30) is positioned at a rear side of the front body (10).. .
Sm Instrument Co., Ltd.


04/07/16
20160097654 

Systems and methods for generating electronic map displays with points-of-interest information based on reference locations


Methods and systems are provided for generating an electronic map display. In one implementation, a method is provided for receiving route information associated with a route having an origination point and a destination point, determining a location of a reference point along the route, assigning a spatial identifier to the reference point, searching for points of interest (pois) in a search area associated with the spatial identifier, ranking, using a processor, the pois based on distances of pois from the location of the reference point, and providing poi information for an electronic map display, wherein the poi information is associated with one or more pois and selected based on the ranking of the pois..
Mapquest, Inc.


04/07/16
20160096833 

Substituted 6-aryl-imidazopyridine and 6-aryl-triazolopyridine carboxamide analogs as negative allosteric modulators of mglur5


Disclosed are negative allosteric modulators of the metabotropic glutamate receptor subtype 5 (mglur5); synthetic methods for making the compounds; pharmaceutical compositions comprising the compounds; and methods of treating neurological and psychiatric disorders associated with glutamate dysfunction using the compounds and compositions. This abstract is intended as a scanning tool for purposes of searching in the particular art and is not intended to be limiting of the present invention.
Vanderbilt University


03/31/16
20160095148 

Systems and methods for a continuous monitoring of analyte values


Systems and methods for a continuous monitoring of analyte values received from an analyte sensor system are provided. One method for a wireless data communication between an analyte sensor system and a mobile device involves storing identification information associated with a transceiver of the analyte sensor system, the identification information entered by a user of the mobile device via a custom application running on the mobile device; causing the custom application to enter a background mode; searching for advertisement signals; receiving an advertisement signal from the transceiver; authenticating the transceiver based on the identification information; prompting the user to bring the custom application to a foreground mode; causing the custom application to request a confirmation from the user that a data connection with the transceiver is desired; receiving the confirmation from the user; and completing the data connection with the transceiver..
Dexcom, Inc.


03/31/16
20160095090 

Structured super-positioning coding to enhance control channel capacity


Systems and methods to encode and/or decode structured super-position coding to enhance control channel capacity are disclosed herein. User equipment (ue) may be configured to communicatively couple to an evolved universal terrestrial radio access network (e-utran) node b (enb).
Intel Corporation


03/31/16
20160094811 

Monitoring smart devices on a wireless mesh communication network


A surveillance system and method with at least one wireless input capture device icd(s) and a corresponding digital input recorder (dir) and/or another icd, including the steps of providing the base system; at least one user accessing the dir via user interface either directly or remotely; the dir and/or icd searching for signal from the icd(s) and establishing communication with them, and the system providing for input capture and data transmission prioritization, thereby providing a secure surveillance system having wireless communication for monitoring a target environment with prioritization capabilities.. .
Kip Smrt P1 Lp


03/31/16
20160092949 

Method for improved management of a purchase order by internet


A method for improved management of a purchase order comprises searching online for at least one product or group of products similar to each other to be ordered from a generic supplier and obtaining a confirmation of availability. The step of searching for the product to be ordered from the generic supplier can be extended to search for the product or the group of products or alternative products available at at least one alternative supplier.
Ingram Micro S.r.l. (societa A Socio Unico)


03/31/16
20160092923 

Methods and systems for searching and displaying promotional offers on a mobile device based on current user location


Methods and systems for searching and displaying promotional offers on a display screen of a mobile device based on current user location have been disclosed. An example method comprises identifying a location of the mobile device, retrieving from a remote server one or more promotional offers provided by merchants located in the nearby area within a predetermined distance from the identified location, associating the location of the mobile device and locations of the one or more merchants providing the one or more promotional offers with a virtual map, generating one or more map elements associated with locations of the mobile device and the one or more merchants, and displaying the virtual map and the one or more map elements..
Pinny Inc.


03/31/16
20160092915 

Method and system of enhancing online contents value


A method and a system for enhancing online contents value using optimization of a search engine are disclosed. The present invention indexes contents, generates indexing data, extracts main keywords from the indexing data, summarizes phrases, generates a sitemap containing the indexing data and the keywords and provides the sitemap to search engines such that the present invention has an effect of being capable of more efficiently exposing a user's content through search engines to the public.
Adop Inc.


03/31/16
20160092742 

Method for instant recognition of traffic lights countdown image


A method for instant recognition of traffic lights countdown image that can quickly scan and confirm the circular feature image of a traffic light, and retrieve the countdown image thereof by calculating the displacement ratio from the circular image, then enhance, cut and converse the countdown image to display a feature image thereof, and proceed similarity comparison with collected data to calculate the percentage of similarity. The method eventually brings out a result from the image comparisons, so as to fulfill the effectiveness of searching and instantly recognizing the countdown image of a traffic light..
Yuan Ze University


03/31/16
20160092689 

Indexing and searching documents with restricted portions


One or more computer devices may receive a document from private content that is accessible by a set of users, and may extract metadata from the document. The metadata may provide information relating to one or more aspects of the document.
Google Inc.


03/31/16
20160092574 

Method and graphic code database updates and search


Methods and apparatuses for updating and searching a graphic code are disclosed. The apparatus receives a graphic query request carrying a graphic code to be searched.
Alibaba Group Holding Limited


03/31/16
20160092564 

System and prioritized product index searching


A system and method for searching databases is disclosed herein. A database system may comprise a first database cluster h and a second database cluster l.
Wal-mart Stores, Inc.


03/31/16
20160092556 

Generation of data for a dendrogrammatic tree data structure


Methods and systems which can be used to create data for one or more nodes of a tree data structure by searching through another data structure containing, for example, metadata that describes digital assets such as apps (applications) available through an app store.. .
Apple Inc.


03/31/16
20160092473 

Multi-query privacy-preserving parking management system and method


A privacy-preserving multi-query parking management system and method. An image of a vehicle with respect to a specific part (e.g., license plate) can be captured when the vehicle enters via an entry point.
Xerox Corporation


03/31/16
20160092447 

Systems and methods for searching for a media asset


Systems and methods for searching for a media asset are described. In some aspects, the system includes control circuitry that receives a first search query from a user.
Rovi Guides, Inc.


03/31/16
20160092443 

Electronic presentation repository and interface


Embodiments of the invention include techniques for storing and managing repositories of electronic presentation documents. Presentation storage repositories may be implemented in various storage systems including individual computer servers, distributed storage networks, cloud-based storage systems, and the like.
Oracle International Corporation


03/31/16
20160092401 

Document generation methods and systems


Document generation methods and systems are described. According to one aspect, a document generation method includes accessing a file comprising a transcription of dictated content, searching the dictated content, during the searching, locating an agent identifier in the dictated content which identifies one of a plurality of agents, as a result of the locating the agent identifier, generating a first document regarding the one agent which comprises the dictated content, during the searching, locating one of a plurality of structure keywords in the dictated content, formatting the first document in accordance with the one structure keyword, during the searching, locating one of a plurality of content keywords in the dictated content, adding new textual content to the first document in accordance with the one content keyword, locating one of a plurality of action keywords in the first document, and generating a second document regarding the one agent in accordance with the one action keyword..

03/31/16
20160092157 

Method of integrating a home entertainment system with life style systems which include searching and playing music using voice commands based upon humming or singing


An apparatus including a home automation system, a memory device of the home automation system containing a plurality of musical performances, a processor that recognizes a command from a user to play one of a plurality of musical performances and a processor that receives a verbal input at least partially mimicking a portion of one or more of the plurality of musical performances from the user, matches the verbal input with one or more of the plurality of musical performances and plays a matching musical performance.. .
Honeywell International Inc.


03/31/16
20160092104 

Methods, systems and devices for interacting with a computing device


Example embodiments relate to processing user interactions with a computing device, comprising receiving a user-initiated action performed on a character button, the character button representing a character; determining whether the user-initiated action is performed in a normal an abnormal operating manner. When a normal operating manner is determined, displaying the character on a graphical display.

03/31/16
20160092098 

Content searching searching content


A content searching method including: displaying a circular object; mapping at least one content to a circumference of the circular object; changing, in response to a first drag input in a central direction or external direction of the circular object being received, the at least one content mapped to the circumference of the circular object; and reproducing, in response to a second drag input along the circumference of the circular object being received, the content mapped to the circumference of the circular object based on a position of the second drag input.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


03/31/16
20160089313 

Method for searching for malodor control agent, malodor control agent, and malodor control method


Provided are a method for searching for a malodor inhibitor by using the response of an olfactory receptor as an indicator; a method for inhibiting malodor based on the antagonism of olfactory receptors; and a malodor inhibitor. Disclosed are a method for searching for a malodor inhibitor, the method including: adding a test substance and a malodor-causing substance to any one olfactory receptor selected from the group consisting of or51e1, or2w1, or10a6, or51i2, and or51l1, measuring the response of the olfactory receptor to the malodor-causing substance, identifying the test substance that suppresses the response of the olfactory receptor on the basis of the measured response, and selecting the identified test substance as a malodor inhibitor; an antagonist to any one olfactory receptor selected from the group consisting of or51e1, or2w1, or10a6, or51i2, and or51l1; a method for inhibiting malodor using the antagonist..
Kao Corporation


03/31/16
20160089066 

Systems and methods for a continuous monitoring of analyte values


Systems and methods for a continuous monitoring of analyte values received from an analyte sensor system are provided. One method for a wireless data communication between an analyte sensor system and a mobile device involves storing identification information associated with a transceiver of the analyte sensor system, the identification information entered by a user of the mobile device via a custom application running on the mobile device; causing the custom application to enter a background mode; searching for advertisement signals; receiving an advertisement signal from the transceiver; authenticating the transceiver based on the identification information; prompting the user to bring the custom application to a foreground mode; causing the custom application to request a confirmation from the user that a data connection with the transceiver is desired; receiving the confirmation from the user; and completing the data connection with the transceiver..
Dexcom, Inc.


03/24/16
20160088372 

Systems and methods for a continuous monitoring of analyte values


Systems and methods for a continuous monitoring of analyte values received from an analyte sensor system are provided. One method for a wireless data communication between an analyte sensor system and a mobile device involves storing identification information associated with a transceiver of the analyte sensor system, the identification information entered by a user of the mobile device via a custom application running on the mobile device; causing the custom application to enter a background mode; searching for advertisement signals; receiving an advertisement signal from the transceiver; authenticating the transceiver based on the identification information; prompting the user to bring the custom application to a foreground mode; causing the custom application to request a confirmation from the user that a data connection with the transceiver is desired; receiving the confirmation from the user; and completing the data connection with the transceiver..
Dexcom, Inc.


03/24/16
20160088154 

Method and system of searching for communications for playback or analysis


A method for searching for one or more recorded communications between one or more customers and a contact center comprising is provided. The method is implemented by a computer readable medium having a plurality of code segments.
Mattersight Corporation


03/24/16
20160088107 

Server cluster and push notification service


A server cluster and method for providing a push notification service are provided. The method includes searching for, by a management server cluster, a first push server corresponding to predetermined search criteria from among a plurality of push servers upon receiving a request to connect with a push server from a mobile terminal; providing, by the management server cluster, connection information regarding the found first push server to the mobile terminal; and delivering, by the first push server, upon generation of a notification event after connecting with the mobile terminal, event information corresponding to the push notification event to the connected mobile terminal..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


03/24/16
20160088003 

Detecting malware-related activity on a computer


Detecting malware-related activity on a computer by detecting activity associated with the creation of a data object, where the activity is performed by a process, where the process is an instance of a computer software application that resides in a computer memory and that is executed by a computer, and where the data object is configured to persist after termination of the process, determining a string that identifies the data object, searching for a portion of the string that identifies the data object within any areas of the computer memory storing static portions of the computer software application, and performing a computer-security-related remediation action responsive to determining that the portion of the string that identifies the data object is absent from the searched areas of the computer memory.. .
International Business Machines Corporation


03/24/16
20160087875 

Parallel top-k simple shortest paths discovery


A method for searching the top-k simple shortest paths between a specified source node and a specified target node in a graph, with graph data partitioned and distributed across a plurality of computing servers, the method including a parallel path search initialized from either one or both of the source and target nodes and traversing the graph by building likely path sequences for a match. Each computing server determines and forwards a path sequence as discovery progresses until the top-k paths are discovered..
International Business Machines Corporation


03/24/16
20160087191 

Ferroelectric agglomerates and methods and uses related thereto


Disclosed herein are ferroelectric agglomerates and methods related thereto. In certain aspects, the ferroelectric agglomerates can be made from particles that have been treated with sbx3 or sbx5, wherein x is a halogen.
Vanderbilt University


03/24/16
20160086381 

Method for providing virtual object and electronic device therefor


An electronic device and method for providing a virtual object are disclosed, including a processor and memory storing program instructions executable by the processor to implement the method, which includes receiving a request for a virtual object including a plurality of present conditions, searching a database for the virtual object by comparing the received plurality of present conditions to a plurality of condition sets, each set associated with at least one virtual object stored in the database; and when none of the plurality of condition sets matches all of the received plurality of present conditions, detecting a partially matching condition set matching at least one of the received plurality of present conditions and providing a partially matching virtual object corresponding to the partially matching condition set.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


03/24/16
20160086294 

Real estate searching and matching web platform


A method comprises creating a tenant profile in at least one database based on a request of a prospective tenant, receiving, from the prospective tenant, real estate preferences associated with a desired real estate property, and associating the real estate preferences with the tenant profile. The method further comprises creating a property owner profile in the at least one database based on a request of a property owner, receiving from the property owner tenant preferences associated with a desired prospective tenant, and associating the tenant preferences with the property owner profile.

03/24/16
20160086279 

System and proactive auto portability of individual retirement accounts


A method performed by one or more processing devices, via one or more networks, for the proactive, without initiation by an owner of a first retirement account, and automatic portability of the first retirement account, comprising: automatically searching databases or sending search requests to one or more record-keepers for a second retirement account owned by the owner; and sending a negative consent notification having a date to the owner of the first retirement account; wherein the negative consent notification advises the owner that unless the owner provides other instructions within a time period from the date, the first retirement account shall be rolled over, in-whole or in-part, into the second retirement account or vice versa.. .

03/24/16
20160086256 

Method of searching for information of electronic label and system therefor


A technology of an electronic label showing information of products displayed in a store is disclosed. A system for searching for information of an electronic label according to an exemplary embodiment may include: a server; a repeater; and an electronic label that includes a communicator, storage, a display, and a controller.
Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.


03/24/16
20160086246 

Local search of network content


Disclosed are various embodiments for locally searching a search string in network content. A user accesses network content through a client device and enters a search string through the client device.
Amazon Technologies, Inc.


03/24/16
20160086213 

System and brand monitoring and trend analysis based on deep-content-classification


A system and method for matching an advertisement item to a multimedia content element based on sentiments. The method comprises: extracting at least one multimedia content element from a web-page requested for display on a user node; generating a signature for each of the at least one multimedia content element, wherein each signature represents a concept, wherein each concept is an abstract description of one of the at least one multimedia content element; correlating the concepts of the generated signatures to determine a context of the at least one multimedia content element, wherein the context indicates at least a brand sentiment; searching for at least one advertisement item based on the signatures and the context; and causing a display of the at least one advertisement item within a display area of the web-page..
Cortica, Ltd.


03/24/16
20160086007 

System and method to manipulate an image


A method of operating an image reader typically includes: searching a digital image for nominally straight edges; characterizing the nominally straight edges in terms of length and/or direction; determining a predominant orientation of the nominally straight edges; establishing a group of edges as a function of their proximity to the center of the image; establishing a group of edges as a function of their proximity to other remaining edge positions; and transmuting a rectangle bounding those edges into a rectified image. The rectified image is typically an image that is cropped or rotated..
Hand Held Products, Inc.


03/24/16
20160085875 

Method for configuring browser bookmarks, device and terminal thereof


A setting method and device for a browser bookmark, and a terminal are described. The method includes: a first network address is acquired from a bookmark to be stored, and a first root website is extracted from the first network address; if a tree-like structure cluster has been locally established, the tree-like structure cluster is obtained, wherein the tree-like structure cluster includes a domain name tree of at least one root website, and corresponding bookmarks are stored on nodes in the domain name tree; a domain name tree of the first root website is modified or constructed according to whether there is the domain name tree of the first root website in the tree-like structure cluster or not, and the bookmark to be stored is stored on a corresponding node of the domain name tree of the first root website; and the domain name tree of the first root website and the first network address associated with the bookmark to be stored are stored.
Zte Corporation


03/24/16
20160085871 

Searching for information based on generic attributes of the query


searching information includes: receiving current query data from a client; extracting generic attribute features of the current query data, wherein the generic attribute features are used for calculating a plurality of confidence degrees of the current query data that correspond to a plurality of categories, each of the confidence degrees indicating a degree of confidence that the current query data belongs to a respective one of the plurality of categories; determining the plurality of confidence degrees of the current query data based at least in part on the generic attribute features; selecting a category based at least in part on the plurality of confidence degrees, the selected category being one of the plurality of categories and having a confidence degree higher than a confidence degree of another category; searching in the selected category for a search result that corresponds to the current query data; and returning the search result.. .
Alibaba Group Holding Limited


03/24/16
20160085869 

Social media content analysis and output


A computer implemented method comprising: storing a set of social media objects, each social media object comprising at least one word. The method comprises identifying a subset of relevant social media objects from the set of social media objects by: storing at least one content article, extracting at least one keyword from at least one content article, ranking each extracted keyword with an importance value, searching each of the social media objects for each extracted keyword with an importance value that is higher than a predetermined value, and adding each social media object which comprises an extracted keyword with an importance value that is higher than the predetermined value to a subset of relevant social media objects.
Qatar Foundation


03/24/16
20160085868 

Digital search filter that presents results focused only on the most relevant solutions


A method for answering at least one query directed by a user to a target comprises: obtaining a set of data from the target; obtaining at least a first term of a query from the user; searching within the set of data for at least the first term; categorizing the query, wherein the categorization is based at least in part on the search within the set of data for at least the first term; obtaining an initial set of one or more results for the query based at least in part on the first term; filtering the initial set of one or more results for the query based at least in part on the categorization of the query; and displaying the filtered initial set of one or more results to the user.. .

03/24/16
20160085814 

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program


Provided is an information processing apparatus including a control section that provides, to a terminal of a user, a relationship among a plurality of keywords each as an element constituting a facet that is used as an index for searching for a content, as a facet map, and a facet selection environment that is based on at least one keyword addable to the facet map as a new element of the facet, calculates a usage frequency of each of the keywords in the terminal, and adds a keyword whose calculated usage frequency satisfies a predetermined condition to the facet map as the new element of the facet.. .
Sony Corporation


03/24/16
20160085798 

Method and system for storing user information


According to an embodiment, in a first storing system, a record corresponding to an account number id is stored. In the record, a primary key is the account number id, and a value is an account number mode and an account number name of the account number.
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited


03/24/16
20160085780 

Referenced content indexing


One or more techniques and/or systems are provided for indexing referenced content and/or for deep content searching. In an example, parent content (e.g., an instant message from a friend about a celebrity) may be evaluated to identify a reference (e.g., a url) to referenced content hosted by a content source (e.g., a photo shared through a photo sharing service).
Microsoft Corporation


03/24/16
20160085598 

Data processing method and system


A data processing method comprises: an adobe flex acquiring a user drawing command, the drawing command comprising an initial end serial number and a termination end serial number; the adobe flex searching for drawing data in a buffer according to the initial end serial number and the termination end serial number; when some drawing data corresponding to the initial end serial number and the termination end serial number is only found, the adobe flex sending a data acquisition request to java swing by using javascript, the data acquisition request comprising an initial end serial number and a termination end serial number corresponding to drawing data that are not found; and the java swing returning the corresponding drawing data to the adobe flex according to the initial end serial number and the termination end serial number corresponding to the drawing data that are not found. Also provided is a corresponding data processing system.
Shenzhen Audaque Data Technology Ltd


03/24/16
20160085512 

Project planning and debugging from functional decomposition


A system and method for performing functional decomposition of a software design to generate a computer-executable fsm and a graphical representation of the design in a decomposition diagram stored in a program database with source code, test code, and other program data. The method includes searching for pre-existing software modules that meet program design requirements.
Massivwely Parallel Technologies


03/24/16
20160084667 

Methods, devices and computer software for facilitating searching and display of locations relevant to a digital map


A portable electronic device is disclosed comprising: data processing means; data repository containing data representative of a digital map; and display means. The device further comprises means for, in relation to data representative of a plurality locations relevant to the digital map, providing, on a representation of the digital map displayed on the display, for each of the locations, one of a plurality of different graphical user interface (gui) elements characterised by different prominence levels to indicate the locations, wherein the prominence level of the gui element used for each location is dependent on the level of detail at which the digital map is displayed and a deemed relevance of that location to a user query..
Tomtom Navigation B.v.


03/24/16
20160084327 

Method for searching for touch point of dry type clutch


Disclosed are methods for searching for a touch point of a dry type clutch. A method may include starting monitoring of current that is consumed in an actuator while driving the actuator in a direction in which the clutch is engaged from a release state, calculating a force that is applied to an engagement bearing of the clutch from the current that is consumed in the actuator after the starting monitoring of the current, determining whether the calculated force exceeds a predetermined reference force, and determining an actuator stroke when the calculated force starts to exceed the predetermined reference force as the touch point..
Hyundai Motor Company


03/24/16
20160083558 

Oxygen scavengers, compositions comprising the scavengers, and articles made from the compositions


The disclosure relates to oxygen scavenging molecules, compositions, methods of making the compositions, articles prepared from the compositions, and methods of making the articles. This abstract is intended as a scanning tool for purposes of searching in the particular art and is not intended to be limiting of the present invention..
Plastipak Packaging, Inc.


03/24/16
20160083139 

Indicator circuit for storage container for addressable objects


An indicator circuit for a storage container designed to enable remote electronic searching for file folders located within the container. Address signals from a host computer are supplied to the storage container to designate a sought file folder.

03/17/16
20160080949 

Interference management and network performance optimization in small cells


A method of configuring small cell base stations in a cellular network is disclosed. A constraint on a performance-related metric associated with at least a portion of the cellular network is received.
Wildfire.exchange, Inc.


03/17/16
20160080814 

System and providing program recommendations through multimedia searching based on established viewer preferences


A system and method is disclosed for processing viewer profiles and program metadata from a number of sources to provide viewing suggestions and recommendations to one or more viewers.. .
At&t Intellectual Property Ii, L.p.


03/17/16
20160080798 

Object image generation


An apparatus includes means for searching an object database using object identifiers of an object to identify a set of candidate objects. Each candidate object of the set of candidate objects matches at least one object identifier of the object identifiers.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.


03/17/16
20160080760 

Encoder circuit and encoding method


An encoder circuit includes a statistical processing circuit and a motion search circuit. The statistical processing circuit performs statistical processing on motion vectors detected with respect to each of macroblocks that are units of processing.
Socionext Inc.


03/17/16
20160080263 

Sdn-based service chaining system


A method for providing service chaining in a software-defined network (sdn)-based network system, the method including: receiving, at a controller, a first packet-in message from a first switch of a plurality of switches, which has received a service request packet from a user, to indicate that the first switch does not have a corresponding entry in a field extracted from the service request packet; extracting from the packet-in message both a service identifier that identifies a type of a service requested through the service request packet and a user identifier that identifies the user; and searching an entry database for an entry list that enables the service request packet to be forwarded to a network function list that corresponds to the service identifier and the user identifier, with reference to a service table, a user table, and a network function table which are associated with one another.. .
Kulcloud


03/17/16
20160079988 

Fractional n-pll circuit, oscillator, electronic device, and moving object


In order to appropriately set an operation range of a voltage controlled oscillator without excessively increasing a frequency at which delta-sigma modulation is performed, a fractional n-pll circuit includes: a voltage controlled oscillator that is configured to set plural output frequency ranges; a frequency selection circuit that selects one output frequency range; a division circuit; and a division setting circuit that sets a division ratio of the division circuit. The division setting circuit performs, while the frequency selection circuit is searching for the plural output frequency ranges of the voltage controlled oscillator, the delta-sigma modulation at a frequency lower than a frequency after the frequency selection circuit terminates the search..
Seiko Epson Corporation


03/17/16
20160078860 

Method and discovering trending terms in speech requests


Systems and processes are disclosed for discovering trending terms in automatic speech recognition. Candidate terms (e.g., words, phrases, etc.) not yet found in a speech recognizer vocabulary or having low language model probability can be identified based on trending usage in a variety of electronic data sources (e.g., social network feeds, news sources, search queries, etc.).
Apple Inc.


03/17/16
20160078402 

Method and system for an inventory aggregator


A system and method for aggregating and listing inventory. The system may include a database for storing data in a plurality of record classes.

03/17/16
20160078185 

System and verification of pharmaceutical drugs prescription and costs


A system and method of generating for determining appropriateness of a pharmaceutical prescription includes receiving, at a remote server, input data from a client device, the input data comprising at least one of a tradename of a pharmaceutical, a generic name of the pharmaceutical, drug category, drug sub category, or diagnosis data; searching, using a pharmaceutical clinical and expense module, a pharmaceutical usage/financial database (pufd) to identify relevant data based on the input data; generating, using the pharmaceutical clinical and expense module, output data based, at least in part, on the identified relevant data; and transmitting the output data to the client device.. .
Advanced Medical Strategies, Llc


03/17/16
20160078149 

Identification and verification of factual assertions in natural language


A system for verifying factual assertions in natural language. Receiving a text input.
International Business Machines Corporation


03/17/16
20160078109 

Patent mapping


The present subject matter provides systems, methods, software, and data structures for patent mapping, storage, and searching. Some such embodiments include mapping patent documents, claims, and claim limitations.
Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, P.a.


03/17/16
20160078071 

Large scale offline retrieval of machine operational information


A computer-implemented method of retrieving information stored on a computer readable storage medium and related to operation of a machine includes creating one or more lists of a plurality of data files stored on the computer readable storage medium and containing data derived from sensors measuring one or more machine operational characteristics. The method may further include creating one or more lists of a plurality of channels of information with signals indicative of the one or more machine operational characteristics recorded in each data file, creating an index of variables contained in one or more of the channels of information recorded in each data file, and searching for and locating data files that meet requestor-specified conditions by employing at least one of the lists of data files, at least one of the lists of channels of information, and the index of variables recorded in each data file to focus a search for relevant data files meeting the requestor-specified conditions..
Caterpillar Inc.


03/17/16
20160078059 

Mobile device, image reproducing device and server for providing relevant information about image captured by image reproducing device, and method thereof


A method executed by a server to provide a mobile device with relevant information about an object in a captured image received from an image reproducing device, the method including: receiving, from the image reproducing device, an image captured by the image reproducing device; receiving, from the mobile device, information corresponding to an application usage history of the mobile device; searching, based on the application usage history, for the relevant information about the object in the captured image; and transmitting to the mobile device the relevant information found based on the searching.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


03/17/16
20160078043 

Systems, methods and computer program products for searching within movies (swim)


Systems, methods and computer-readable media process a series of media files into a searchable format. The method includes generating a media database by processing each of a plurality of programs.
At&t Intellectual Property Ii, L.p.


03/17/16
20160078037 

Methods, devices and computer software for facilitating searching and display of locations relevant to a digital map


A portable electronic device is disclosed comprising data processing means and a data repository containing: data records representative of locations relevant to or within a digital map; and data representative of an index associating words contained in the data records with the records in which those words appear. The device further comprises means for, in relation to a received search query including a search string, processing the search string to provide one or more search words; querying the index to identify data records containing the or each search word; and generating a rank for each of the one or more identified data records indicative of the relevance of each identified data record to the search query..
Tomtom Navigation B.v.


03/17/16
20160078009 

System and harmonious tiling search and publishing


A new approach is proposed that contemplates systems and methods to provide harmonious tiling layout for a single heterogeneous data feed with a unique and brief syntax. The approach provides solutions to fit shapes into a container without having any holes by automatically providing the most optimum harmonious layout and tile presentation “win-out” over time, and a survival of the fittest of visual presentation based on configurable metrics.

03/17/16
20160077713 

Method and terminal device for selecting character


The present disclosure discloses a method and a terminal device for selecting a character. The method includes: detecting a touch point of a user gesture acting on the touch screen, wherein the touch point falls into a touch point node; searching a plurality of nodes of the contents to find a nearest text node to the touch point, when the touch point node is not a text node; and selecting a nearest character to the touch point within the nearest text node.
Xiaomi Inc.


03/17/16
20160076715 

Directional flashlight


Disclosed is an electrical hand held and battery operated searchlight torch, having means to shine at least part of its emitted light away from a single direction and thereby shining light at least more than one direction forward. One configuration comprises directional reflector heads switchable individually.

03/10/16
20160073434 

Channel access method and access point


Embodiments of the present application provide a channel access method and an access point. The method includes: sending, by a first ap in a first system, a sense time identifier used to identify a sense time reserved on a channel to a first sta in the first system, so as to instruct the first sta to neither send information nor perform random access within the sense time; searching the channel within the sense time for a sequence that is used for random access and that is in a second system, so as to obtain a search result, and determining, according to the search result, whether the channel is obtained by means of competition; the technical solution of the present application provides a new channel access mechanism, which can implement coexistence of a next-generation wifi system with a traditional wifi system..
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


03/10/16
20160073236 

Method and searching for proximity service so as to provide proximity service


The present invention relates to a method and an apparatus for supporting a proximity service (prose) of a first network entity in a wireless communication system. More particularly, the present invention comprises the steps of: a first network entity receiving a request for location information related to a first terminal; transmitting a paging message to the first terminal when the first terminal is in an idle state; receiving a first response message corresponding to the paging message; and transmitting a second response message corresponding to a service request on the basis of the first response message..
Lg Electronics Inc.


03/10/16
20160073059 

System and tracking events and providing feedback in a virtual conference


A virtual conferencing system is described which tracks events during a virtual conference, provides a user interface for reviewing the events, and allows a moderator and/or other participant to provide feedback related to the events. For example, one embodiment of a virtual conferencing system comprises: a plurality of clients operated by participants and at least one moderator of a virtual conference, each of the clients comprising state management logic to maintain a current state of the virtual conference; a virtual conferencing service to establish audio and/or video connections between the plurality of clients during the virtual conference, the virtual conferencing service further including a state synchronization service communicatively coupled to the state management logic on each client to ensure that the current state of the virtual conference is consistent on each client; a virtual conferencing graphical user interface (gui) to be rendered on the plurality of clients, the virtual conferencing gui configured, via signals sent from the state synchronization service, to display a video stream of one or more current speakers during the virtual conference utilizing the established video connections; and a contribution identification module to identify events related to actions of participants during the virtual conference; an event log to store the events identified by the contribution identification module; and an event filter to provide options for searching for specific types of events within the event log based on input from the moderator and/or participants when reviewing a recording of the virtual conference, the event filter to generate a filtered set of events based on the input from the moderator and/or participants..
Minerva Project, Inc.


03/10/16
20160072833 

Apparatus and searching for similar malicious code based on malicious code feature information


An apparatus and method for searching for similar malicious code based on malicious code feature information. The apparatus includes a malicious code registration unit for registering input new malicious code as a new malicious code sample, and extracting and registering detailed information of the new malicious code sample, a malicious code analysis unit for analyzing the detailed information of the new malicious code sample, a malicious code dna extraction unit for extracting malicious code dna information including malicious code feature information, a malicious code dna comparison unit for comparing the extracted malicious code dna information with malicious code dna information of prestored malicious code samples, and calculating similarities therebetween, and a similar malicious code search unit for calculating, based on the calculated similarities, all similarities between the new malicious code sample and prestored malicious code samples, and extracting a specific number of malicious code samples..
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute


03/10/16
20160071511 

Method and apparatus of smart text reader for converting web page through text-to-speech


A method and an apparatus for outputting a full name voice of a unit or an abbreviation are provided. The method includes detecting a unit or an abbreviation from a text to be output as a voice, searching a full name database for the detected unit or abbreviation to acquire a full name of the detected unit or abbreviation, converting the acquired full name of the unit or abbreviation into a voice and outputting the voice.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


03/10/16
20160071298 

Loading map label


The present invention provides a loading method and apparatus for a map label. The loading method comprises: in response to an instruction to scale up a map, searching for a newly added point of interest in a current visible area of the map after it has been scaled up with respect to the map before it has been scaled up; inheriting a label of an original point of interest of the map before it has been scaled up in the current visible area; and performing collision detection and loading on a label of the newly added point of interest.
Baidu Online Network Technology (beijing) Co., Ltd


03/10/16
20160071256 

Detecting defects on a wafer using defect-specific information


Methods and systems for detecting defects on a wafer using defect-specific information are provided. One method includes acquiring information for a target on a wafer.
Kla-tencor Corporation


03/10/16
20160071191 

Customized processing ordering electronic product and its application system


A customized processing method for ordering electronic product includes an order receiving process, a searching process, an information creating process, an order preparing process, a material preparing process, and a coding process. A user information file having an user information and a connecting identification code of each user is created.
Changshu Inforay Technology Co., Ltd.


03/10/16
20160070807 

Methods and apparatuses for generating search expressions from content, for applying search expressions to content collections, and/or for analyzing corresponding search results


Methods, storage media, and apparatuses associated with evaluating a content item are disclosed herein. In various embodiments, a computer-implemented method may include receiving, by a search expression generator operated by a computer, the content item.
Zalag Corporation


03/10/16
20160070795 

Systems and searching and analyzing big data


Systems and methods are provided for ranking and querying statistical analysis results of database contents for the purpose of populating search engine query results with novel content.. .
Knowlege Synthesis


03/10/16
20160070793 

Searching method and system and network robots


The present invention proposes a searching method and system and a network robot. The method comprises: s1: a network robot acquiring a search term from a user; s2: the network robot generating guidance information for the user according to the search term; s3: the network robot receiving response information from the user regarding the guidance information; and s4: the network robot feeding back the response information to a search engine, such that the search engine updates search results.
Baidu Online Network Technology (beijing) Co., Ltd


03/10/16
20160070790 

Pivoting search results on online social networks


In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a search query inputted at a client device. The method includes searching a local cache of the client device to identify one or more objects stored in the local cache that match the search query, each object being associated with the online social network.
Facebook, Inc.


03/10/16
20160070787 

Indexing and searching content behind links presented in a communication


Among other disclosures, a method may include identifying content in an electronic communication, the content including a link. The method may include characterizing content associated with the link and storing the characterization.
Yahoo! Inc.


03/10/16
20160070765 

Integrating search with application analysis


Aspects of the subject matter described herein relate to searching. In aspects, a software package may be received and transformed into searchable data.
Microsoft Technology Liscensing, Llc


03/10/16
20160070756 

Methods, apparatus, and computer program products for quantum searching for multiple search targets


A first iterative grover search process is performed by causing at least one quantum computer to perform a first series of grover searches according to a characteristic function for varying numbers of iterations to identify a first search target. The characteristic function is modified according to the identified first search target.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.


03/10/16
20160070748 

Method and improved searching of digital content


Improved searching of digital content using a large corpus of content collected from content generating websites is described. A search query received from a user is compared to the collected content to determine how often the elements of the search query are repeated in the collected content and whether these elements have frequently co-occurred with other elements in the content.
Crimson Hexagon, Inc.


03/10/16
20160070731 

Analytics based on scalable hierarchical categorization of web content


Various methods and systems for performing analytics based on hierarchical categorization of content are provided. Analytics can be performed using an index building workflow and a classification workflow.
Adobe Systems Incorporated


03/10/16
20160070707 

Keyword search on databases


Systems and methods for keyword based searching in a database are described herein. In one implementation, the method comprises receiving a keyword based query, comprising at least one keyword, from a user.
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.




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