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04/10/14
20140101703
 Video recording/playing device and program searching method patent thumbnailVideo recording/playing device and program searching method
A video recording/playing device includes a trending word acquiring portion that acquires, from the internet, a trending word for which a search frequency is rising, and a program information searching portion that searches a program information database for program information that includes the trending word.. .
04/10/14
20140101637
 Selective notifications according to merge distance for software version branches within a software configuration management system patent thumbnailSelective notifications according to merge distance for software version branches within a software configuration management system
A computer-implemented method of controlling version branching within a software configuration management system (scms) can include, responsive to a user initiating a check-out operation of a file within the scms, identifying the file and a workspace of the user and searching nodes of the repositories of the scms for a successor version of the file. When a successor version of the file is located within a node that is within a predetermined distance of the workspace of the user, a notification that the successor version of the file is within the predetermined distance of the workspace of the user can be output.
04/10/14
20140101194
 Searchable web whois patent thumbnailSearchable web whois
Systems and methods for searching domain names and owner information associated with the domain names in a web-based whols search tool. Systems including one or more databases and one or more text indexes may store data including the domain names and owner information, and index text-searchable portions of the data.
04/10/14
20140101190
 Non-transitory computer-readable recording medium having recorded browser program thereon patent thumbnailNon-transitory computer-readable recording medium having recorded browser program thereon
A non-transitory computer-readable recording medium having recorded thereon a browser program running on a computer including a storage unit storing a table showing correspondences between text languages of web pages and character strings used in urls to indicate the text languages, the program causing the computer to perform: receiving a designation of a url; acquiring information indicating a text language designated by a user; determining whether the designated url includes a top-level domain “com” or the top-level domain “com” with a slash “/” added thereto; acquiring, when determination is affirmative, source code of a web page indicated by the designated url, and searching the source code for a url including a character string corresponding to the designated text language; and, displaying, when the url is found, a web page indicated by the found url, and, displaying, when the url is not found, the web page indicated by the designated url.. .
04/10/14
20140101188
 User interface operating method and electronic device with the user interface and program product storing program for operating the user interface patent thumbnailUser interface operating method and electronic device with the user interface and program product storing program for operating the user interface
A user interface operating method, an electronic device with the user interface and a program product storing a program for operating the user interface are disclosed. A user interface operating method includes steps of displaying a time image, a multimedia object corresponding to a time point in the time image, and first information of the multimedia object corresponding to the time point on a user interface of an electronic device; triggering a search process if the time image and the multimedia object corresponding to the time point in the time image overlap with each other on the user interface, the search process including searching for, based on the first information, multimedia objects corresponding to other time points in the time image related to the first information; and displaying on the user interface the multimedia objects corresponding to other time points in the time image and found in the search process..
04/10/14
20140101163
 Keyword generation patent thumbnailKeyword generation
This specification describes technologies relating to generation of keywords. In general, one aspect of the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in methods that include receiving structured data describing a content item, the structured data indicating a category for the content item.
04/10/14
20140101150
 Efficient high performance scalable pipelined searching method using variable stride multibit tries patent thumbnailEfficient high performance scalable pipelined searching method using variable stride multibit tries
A method for high speed searching of a large database provides speed, throughput, and efficient memory usage comparable to tcam-assisted searches without using dedicated processors. Successive groups of bits from a key are processed by tables in a search tree.
04/10/14
20140101148
 Preference-information gathering system, preference information gathering apparatus, preference-information gathering method, and preference-information gathering program patent thumbnailPreference-information gathering system, preference information gathering apparatus, preference-information gathering method, and preference-information gathering program
A preference-information gathering system is capable of gathering information on every commodity and/or every service, which are each of interest to a user, as user's preference information. The preference-information gathering system includes a user portable terminal capable of storing a user identifier uniquely identifying the user, an information searching apparatus and a preference-information management apparatus for managing the information on preferences with the user.
04/10/14
20140101147
 Search patent thumbnailSearch
A computer system for assisting searching of a database of a plurality of attributes, measures and content in order to answer analytical queries, the system comprising an input device for receiving word queries requesting information and/or metrics from the database a processor configured to process word queries requesting information and/or metrics from the database; and a storage memory containing a plurality of responses to word queries which responses contain and/or correspond to attributes, content and/or measures of the database, and containing one or more ordered combinations of attributes wherein the attributes of the ordered combinations are in a set order, the processor configured to match one or more words in a received word query with one or more attribute, content and/or measure in or corresponding to the stored responses, to provide relevant responses to the input word query based on the matching, and to rank the relevant responses, wherein the ranking of each relevant response is based at least partially on the position of one or more matched attributes of that relevant response within at least one ordered combination.. .
04/10/14
20140101146
 System and process for discovering relationships between entities based on common areas of interest patent thumbnailSystem and process for discovering relationships between entities based on common areas of interest
A method for generating a relevance score for at least one candidate retrieved in a search, the method comprising: initiating a query seeking at least one the candidate based upon at least one filter selected from the group consisting of: product name, product category, company name, hs code, sic code and any other product-related qualifier; searching at least one database for matches between the candidate and the filter, thereby generating at least one matched candidate; generating an initial relevance score for each the matched candidate; generating at least one additional score for each the matched candidate, wherein the additional score is at least one selected from the group consisting of: a reputation score, a score boost, a past behavior score, a profile match score, a preference match score and a web behavior score; and generating a final relevance score based upon the initial relevance score and the at least one additional score for each the matched candidate.. .
04/10/14
20140101143
Methods and systems for obtaining and presenting alumni data
Obtaining alumni data from a database includes storing standardized alumni data in alumni data profiles, receiving a selected data entity representing an institution, searching the alumni data profiles to locate the profiles of alumni of the institution, determining a plurality of ranked sets of data by searching the profiles of alumni of the institution, and displaying each of the elements of the plurality of ranked sets of data respectively as elements in a plurality of facets. The elements in the plurality of facets may be displayed visually as a graphics display.
04/10/14
20140101139
Methods and devices for querying databases using aliasing tables on mobile devices
A method for responding to natural language financial performance queries received from a user device is provided herein. The method may include: receiving a first spoken natural language request from the user device; parsing the request into words, using a processor; searching a table of natural language words and keywords to determine whether the request includes any of the words stored in the table; generating instructions for querying a database based on one or more keywords; receiving financial information responding to the query from the database; and transmitting the financial information to the user device for display in a graphic format and/or for playback of an audio..
04/10/14
20140100929
Consumer offer redemption methods and systems
A computer-implemented offer redemption method and system for presenting offers to consumers and processing offer redemptions links offers from businesses directly to a payment account of a consumers, thereby eliminating the need for mail-in rebates or point-of-sale integration, and allows for the sharing of consumer information between different card link offer providers to facilitate the linking of rewards and registration of users. The computer-implemented offer redemption method includes the steps of: (a) presenting an offer to a consumer from an offering business, the offer covering a product or service or a purchase from a third-party; (b) receiving activation of the offer from the consumer prior to the consumer purchasing the product or service and storing it in the computer storage system; (c) determining whether the consumer is a registered user by searching a database of the offering business; (d) if the consumer is not registered with the offering business, asking the user for a unique identifier; and (e) searching a cooperative computer card link offer (“clo”) network including multiple card link offer businesses for consumer data that match the unique identifier to determine if the consumer has previously registered with any other card link offer business..
04/10/14
20140100003
Network searching method and mobile electronic device using the same
A network searching method adapted to a mobile electronic device in a no service state is provided. In the method, a first timer is activated.
04/10/14
20140099620
Modular pulse duplicator system for simulation of cardiovascular hemodynamic functions
A versatile multi-function modular pulse duplicator system having multiple modules each universally and fluidly connected to each other via universal connectors. Each module being detachable from another module and the plurality of modules can be rearranged in different sequence or quantity as the user desires for specifically designed hemodynamic simulations.
04/10/14
20140099097
Troubleshooting method, aggregation node, and optical network protection system
Embodiments of the present invention disclose a troubleshooting method. The method includes: determining, by an aggregation node when a link fault or a device fault occurs on an olt side, an active logical port used by the active olt to forward a data packet; searching, by the aggregation node, a locally stored logical port mapping table according to the active logical port to obtain a standby logical port corresponding to the active logical port, where the standby logical port supports a same user service as the active logical port; and triggering, by the aggregation node, the standby olt to enable the standby logical port to receive a data packet that is sent by the standby olt through the standby logical port.
04/10/14
20140099042
Method and system for modifying image quality of an image
A method and a system are described where the quality of an image can be modified, using formatted information related to the defects of the appliances of the chain of appliances. The method may include compiling directories of sources of formatted information related to the said appliances, searching automatically for this formatted information related to the appliances of the said chain of appliances, modifying the said image automatically by image-processing software or components by taking into account the formatted information.
04/10/14
20140098290
Vector data conversion output device, vector data conversion output method, and vector data conversion output program
In order for an electronic device not equipped with flash playback software to reproduce swf format vector data, the present invention provides a connection search unit that searches for a connection between terminal points of line segments forming swf format vector data, searching being performed for each fill style pertaining to the line segments; an confined space determination control unit that determines whether line segments determined to be connected form an confined space, and when the line segments form an confined space, establishes the line segments as line segments of the confined space and the fill style pertaining to the line segments as a fill style of the confined space; and a vector data output unit that outputs vector data based on the line segments and the fill style established for the confined space.. .
04/10/14
20140098021
Optical navigating apparatus and computer readable media can perform optical navigating method
An optical navigating apparatus, which comprises: a light source, for illuminating a surface to generate an image; an image sensor, for catching pictures of the image; and a controller, for computing a first estimating speed of the optical navigating apparatus according to a first picture of the pictures and a second picture after the first picture. The controller controls at least one of parameters as following according to the first estimating speed: a non-illuminating frequency that the light source does not illuminate pictures after the second picture; a non-catching frequency that the image sensor does not catch pictures after the second picture; a computing frequency that the controller computes pictures after the second picture, which are caught by the image sensor; and a searching range for pictures after the second picture..
04/10/14
20140097975
Method for estimating capacitance weight errors and successive approximation analog to digital converter using the same
A method for estimating capacitance weight errors of a digital-to-analog converter and a successive approximation (sa) analog-to-digital converter (adc) using the same are disclosed, and the sa adc includes a comparator, a capacitor set, a switch set and a controller. The capacitor set includes a primary capacitor array including a plurality of binary-weighted capacitors, and a secondary capacitor array including a plurality of binary-weighted capacitors with known capacitance weights.
04/03/14
20140096022
Method for making relevant content proposals based on information gleaned from an image-based project created in an electronic interface
A system for creating image and or text-based projects includes a server, the server having access to a processor, a data repository, and a non-transitory physical medium. Software running from the non-transitory physical medium provides a first function for establishing a server connection between the server and a computing appliance, a second function for initiating and maintaining a data session with a user, a third function for gathering information in a project, a fourth function for analyzing the information gathered and developing a list of keywords, a fifth function for searching one or more data sources for images and other assets using one or more of the primary keywords developed by the fourth function, and a sixth function for dynamically presenting one or more digital assets found in the search to the one or more users working on the project..
04/03/14
20140096020
Method for tracking theme-based digital assets for clients engaged in image-based project creation through an electronic interface
A system rendering theme-based digital assets used in creating and editing image and or text-based projects searchable through a graphics user interface (gui) includes a server connected to a network, the server having access to least one processor and a data repository, the server including a non-transitory physical medium, and software running from the non-transitory physical medium, the software providing, a first function for tagging each template with multiple tag words relative to template content and function, a second function for forming tag groups from the template tags, a third function for providing a search engine for searching for templates using one or a grouping of the tag words as search input.. .
04/03/14
20140096009
Methods for searching for best digital color options for reproduction of image-based layouts created through an electronic interface
A system for creating and editing image-based projects includes a server connected to a network, the server having access to least one processor and a data repository, the server including a non-transitory physical medium, and software running from the non-transitory physical medium, the software providing for establishing a client server connection between the server and at least one user-operated computing appliance connected to the network, initiating and maintaining an active data session between one or more users involved in project creation and or in project editing through a graphics user interface (gui);, analyzing in at least three dimensional values, all of the colors of an asset presented in the image-based project, creating a histogram of the asset based on the analysis by the third function, blending the histogram by adding new color contributions to augment the original colors in relevancy, and storing the blended histogram with the asset.. .
04/03/14
20140096004
Browser, and voice control method and system for browser operation
A voice control method and system for browser operations are described. The method comprises the steps of: receiving an inputted voice control command; the command field value found in the predetermined web page template is the template entry of the voice control command wherein the predetermined web page template includes a plurality of template entries and each of the template entries contains an element field, a command field, and an operation field; and searching an element in a current web page wherein the element corresponds to the value of the element field in the template entry such that the element executes the operation corresponding to the operation field.
04/03/14
20140095977
Webpage skin replacement method, apparatus, and mobile terminal
This invention provides a skin replacement method for a webpage content area displayed in a mobile terminal browser, including: parsing each element of webpage content received, determining whether a self-defined extension property exists in an element for indicating skin style information of the element. The self-defined extension property is predefined by a browser client and provided for a web server, and a value of the self-defined extension property represents index information of the skin style information of the element in a skin style library of the browser client; when the self-defined extension property exists, based on the index information, searching the skin style information corresponding to the index information in the skin style library; and rendering the element based on found skin style information.
04/03/14
20140095792
Cache control device and pipeline control method
A cache control device includes an entering unit, a first searching unit, a reading unit, a second searching unit, and a rewriting unit. The entering unit alternately enters, into a pipeline, a load request for reading a directory received from a processor and a store request for rewriting a directory received from the processor.
04/03/14
20140095620
Searching social connections of a user
The present invention is directed to methods and systems for providing personal connection alerts. The user desires to have a personal connection with a target person.
04/03/14
20140095596
System and method for long-lived contextual interactions
System and method to preserve a long-lived interaction, the method including: participating, by use of a communication medium, in a present communication session with a remote party; associating, by use of a processor, a present identification tag with the present communication session; associating, by use if a processor, contextual information with the present identification tag, wherein the contextual information provides context of the present communication session; and storing, by use if a processor coupled to a memory, a record of the present identification tag and contextual information beyond conclusion of the present communication session, wherein the stored present identification tag and stored contextual information form the long-lived interaction. The method may further include searching a memory for previous identification tags of previous communication sessions with the remote party; and selecting, from a search result, a previous identification tag for use as the present communication tag..
04/03/14
20140095491
Video and digital multimedia aggregator
The present invention utilizes an aggregator for searching, packaging and delivering content. The aggregator processes requests, searches, provides search results and acquires content.
04/03/14
20140095482
Searching digital receipts at a mobile device
The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for searching digital receipts at a mobile device. A customer mobile device receives and stores one or more digital receipts.
04/03/14
20140095481
Searching digital receipts at a mobile device
The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for searching digital receipts at a mobile device. A customer mobile device receives and stores one or more digital receipts.
04/03/14
20140095464
Information providing system, information providing device, information providing method and program
The information providing device comprises a display unit; a first obtaining unit for obtaining the content through the network to to cause the display unit to display the content; an extraction unit for extracting a target phrase for search from the content; a search unit for sequentially searching contents on the network for the phrase to obtain a number of contents hit in a search and numbers of views of the contents; a second obtaining unit for obtaining a content whose number of views is largest when the obtained number of contents is equal to or lower than a given number; and a control unit for extracting a portion of the obtained content as the related information, and causing the display unit to sequentially display the related information in synchronization with a speed at which the user views the content.. .
04/03/14
20140095458
Storage device for storing directory entries, directory entry lookup apparatus and method, and storage medium storing directory entry lookup program
A storage device, a directory entry lookup method for the storage device, and a host running the method can provide a quick directory entry lookup. The host includes an interface for exchanging data with the storage device which stores a multi-level hash table comprising directory entries of each directory, and a file system module receiving a file lookup command designating a target directory and a target filename, calculating a hash value which reflects the target filename and a lookup level, and searching for a directory entry which comprises the target filename in a bucket corresponding to the hash value from among buckets at the lookup level which are included in a multi-level hash table of the target directory.
04/03/14
20140095359
Online ordering system and method
Systems and methods for facilitating an on-line purchase of at least one item on behalf of a consumer are disclosed. A consumer may shop and purchase at least one item on a consolidated shopping (cs) website displaying one or more items available for purchase on one or more different merchant websites.
04/03/14
20140095253
Business process global searching
Embodiments of the invention provide for performing a search across business objects of one or more business processes. More specifically, embodiments of the present invention provide for performing a search across business objects of one or more business processes based on an index of business objects and additional information supplementing the index.
04/03/14
20140095156
Single channel suppression of impulsive interferences in noisy speech signals
Methods and apparatus for reducing impulsive interferences in a signal, without necessarily ascertaining a pitch frequency in the signal, detect onsets of the impulsive interferences by searching a spectrum of high-energy components for large temporal derivatives that are correlated along frequency and extend from a very low frequency up, possibly to about several khz. The energies of the impulsive interferences are estimated, and these estimates are used to suppress the impulsive interferences.
04/03/14
20140095064
System and method for searching for points of interest along a route
A method and system for searching for points of interest along a route is disclosed. A relation that includes records that associate link identifiers, point of interest identifiers, and distances between the links and the points of interest is generated during the compilation process of a first version of a geographic database.
04/03/14
20140094445
Substituted (e)-n'-(1-phenylethylidene)benzohydrazide analogs as histone demethylase inhibitors
In one aspect, the invention relates to substituted (e)-n′-(1-phenylethylidene)benzohydrazide analogs, derivatives thereof, and related compounds, which are useful as inhibitors of lysine-specific histone demethylase, including lsd1; synthetic methods for making the compounds; pharmaceutical compositions comprising the compounds; and methods of using the compounds and compositions to treat disorders associated with dysfunction of the lsd1. 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..
04/03/14
20140094197
Speed and topology relevant dynamic geo search
A geographic searching system and method for a mobile terminal provides for accessible search results based on spatial characteristics of the mobile terminal. A displacement distance is established for a look-ahead search region, and the look-ahead search region is defined using a location-determination module of the mobile terminal and based on the spatial characteristics of the mobile terminal relevant points of interest within the look-ahead search region are identified..
04/03/14
20140094167
Smart searching of wireless devices using device location information
Particular embodiments described herein provide for an apparatus, such as a wireless electronic device, that includes a memory element configured to store electronic code, a processor operable to execute instructions associated with the electronic code, and at least one module. The at least one module is configured to receive first location information identifying a first location associated with an electronic device.
04/03/14
20140093712
Polycarbonate abs composites with improved electromagnetic shielding effectiveness
Disclosed herein are methods and compositions of blended polycarbonate resins with improved electromagnetic shielding. The resulting compositions, comprising high strength stainless steel, can be used in the manufacture of articles while still retaining the advantageous physical properties of blended polycarbonate compositions.
04/03/14
20140093185
Apparatus, system, and method for multi-patch based super-resolution from an image
Embodiments of the present invention include apparatuses, systems and methods for multi-patch based super-resolution from a single video frame. Such embodiments include a scale-invariant self-similarity (siss) based super-resolution method.
04/03/14
20140092244
Object search method, search verification method and apparatuses thereof
An object search method, a search verification method, and apparatuses thereof, pertain to the field of video surveillance technologies. The object search method includes: acquiring an object image for search and a designated region of the object image for search, and calculating local feature points in the designated region of the object image for search; searching in a pre-constructed index set for indexes matching the local feature points in the designated region; and acquiring object images corresponding to the detected indexes, and using the acquired object images as detected object images in a video.
03/27/14
20140090081
Privacy preserving data search
Database entries can be protected by indexing the entries using a plurality of indexes, each associated with a level of access rights. A level of access rights can be determined from a search query, and an index can be selected based on the determined level of access rights.
03/27/14
20140089953
System and method for recommending media programs and notifying a user before programs start
A system and method for searching and/or subscribing to media programs and notifying the user before a recommended program starts in response to a user's request for recommendation. A server receives a user request for a media program event recommendation from a client device.
03/27/14
20140089894
Searching source code
Searching source code includes receiving a search string, a feature type and details of source code to be searched. The source code is parsed to generate an abstract syntax tree.
03/27/14
20140089863
Systems, methods, and computer program products for gesture-based search and discovery through a touchscreen interface
A touchscreen-based user interface that allows the user to perform information searching on a mobile information appliance, such as a tablet computer or smart phone. By moving one or two fingers in appropriate direction(s) across the touchscreen, a search may be specified.
03/27/14
20140089855
Method and device for executing a specific operation based on writing
A method and device for executing a specific operation based on a writing input are described. A method utilizing a processor, the method including: recognizing writing input to obtain writing data; extracting feature information from the writing data; searching for applications that operate with the writing data based on the feature information to form an application candidate group; and displaying icons corresponding to applications included in the application candidate group..
03/27/14
20140089827
Assisting graphical user interface design
A method for assisting graphical user interface design includes extracting a first interface element from a first gui under a first cultural background; searching in a rule repository for at least one transformation rule corresponding to the first interface element, where each of the at least one transformation rule includes at least an action taken on the first interface element; based on the at least one transformation rule, transforming the first interface element into a second interface element under a second cultural background; and providing a second user interface comprising at least the second interface element.. .
03/27/14
20140089590
System cache with coarse grain power management
Methods and apparatuses for reducing power consumption of a system cache within a memory controller. The system cache includes multiple ways, and individual ways are powered down when cache activity is low.
03/27/14
20140089436
Method and system for delivering reminder information
A reminder information delivery method includes steps of: obtaining reminder information, where the reminder information includes reminding contents, reminding time, and a first account associated with a first communication client; when the reminding time comes, searching for a communication number associated with the first account; and pushing the reminder information to a corresponding communication terminal according to the communication number. By adopting the reminder information delivery method, reminding is implemented in a timely and flexible manner.
03/27/14
20140089340
Method and apparatus for 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.
03/27/14
20140089338
Query translation for searching complex structures of objects
Searching stored content is disclosed. A first mapping is created from an object to one or more stored relational database tables.
03/27/14
20140089325
Method, system, and computer readable storage for affiliate group searching
A method for allowing an information seeker to utilize affiliate group searching involving human searchers who are members of particular information affiliate groups. Each affiliate group has an area of expertise in which they are particularly skilled.
03/27/14
20140089318
Metadata querying method and apparatus
Embodiments of the present invention provide a metadata querying method and apparatus. The method includes: sampling at least one piece of first metadata from to-be-searched-for metadata; using at least a part of feature values in each piece of the sampled first metadata as an index, and searching a sparse index table preset in a memory for a corresponding container identifier; selecting, according to the number of times that a same container identifier is found, a container corresponding to a container identifier that meets a set condition; loading metadata in the selected container into a metadata cache; and searching the metadata cache for a data block that is the same as the to-be-searched-for metadata.
03/27/14
20140089284
Visual approach to searching databases
A visual approach to searching a database includes displaying a plurality of logical rules for searching a database, narrowing a search scope in response to a first selection of at least one logical rule, dividing the search scope into divisions in response to a second selection of at least one displayed criterion, and displaying each of the divisions in a search tree structure.. .
03/27/14
20140089280
Indexing quoted text in messages in conversations to support advanced conversation-based searching
A method for indexing quoted text includes, obtaining a plurality of index entries in an index. A respective index entry corresponds to a respective term in one or more messages, and has a plurality of index components; a respective index component identifies a message associated with the respective term.
03/27/14
20140089258
Mail indexing and searching using hierarchical caches
Electronic mail message processing includes: obtaining a set of keywords associated with an electronic mail message; updating, based at least in part on the set of keywords, a set of inverted index records stored in a level 1 cache; determining whether size of the set of inverted index records stored in the level 1 cache exceeds a first preset threshold value; in the event that the first preset threshold value is exceeded, transferring the set of inverted index records in the level 1 cache to a level 2 cache; determining whether size of a level 2 cache file exceeds a second preset threshold value; in the event that the second preset threshold value is exceeded, transferring, according to a path file, inverted index records in the level 2 cache file to a level 3 cache storing a set of inverted index files.. .
03/27/14
20140089145
Image-based product marketing systems and methods
An exemplary method includes a product marketing system receiving, from an access device, a product search request and image data representative of an image associated with a product, searching, in response to the product search request, a repository of product image data to identify at least one match to the image associated with the product, generating, based on the at least one match, search results data comprising product information for at least one product, and transmitting the search results data to the access device. Corresponding systems and methods are also described..
03/27/14
20140089141
Searching in an on-line trading system
A method of identifying potential trades within a database holding details of individuals and items that these individuals are willing to give away, “haves”, and/or to receive, “wants”. The database is searched to identify matching haves and wants and to define a directed edge linking the each match.
03/27/14
20140089102
Reverse search database system
Disclosed herein are methods useful for reverse-searching, and categorizing consumer markets and preferences according to consumer and/or viewer interaction, in any type of display format, which in turn creates consumer and/or viewer interaction data. The data is then used to process the reverse-search within a database.
03/27/14
20140089100
Method for consumer-controlled direct marketing and consumer-controlled targeting of advertising
A method of consumer-controlled direct marketing and consumer-controlled targeting of advertising comprises the steps of user storing an interest or need into the system in context of consuming web content, possibly with related additional information implicitly or explicitly, the business owner searching for potentially commercially relevant interests, and after selecting and defining the target group via user interface keeping consumers anonymous, sending personal offers based on the explicit needs directly to the users. User receives the offer and whenever desired, opens the offer for reading.
03/27/14
20140089090
Searching data storage systems and devices by theme
The invention teaches systems, methods and devices for searching data storage systems and devices by a topical category known as a theme. It is emphasized that this abstract is provided to comply with the rules requiring an abstract that will allow a searcher or other reader to quickly ascertain the subject matter of the technical disclosure.
03/27/14
20140089034
Portable terminal management server and portable terminal management program
In a business system providing information relating to a form for a portable communication terminal, the security is further improved, and the processing load required for updating data or searching for data in an erp system is reduced. A portable terminal managing server operated by erp includes a process flow db storing process flow data that is various kinds of data relating to a process flow including a plurality of business processes and is a data including status data, common data, and process specific data and provides the process flow data stored in the process flow db for a portable terminal in accordance with a reading request for the process flow data from the portable terminal that is in a login state..
03/27/14
20140089000
Similar case searching apparatus, relevance database generating apparatus, similar case searching method, and relevance database generating method
A similar case searching apparatus includes: a search vector generating unit which: with reference to a relevance database storing the degrees of relevance between (i) a combination of the keyword extracted by the keyword extracting unit and the attribute value of the keyword obtained by the keyword attribute obtaining unit and (ii) the respective image feature quantities extracted by the image feature extracting unit, performs weighting on (i) the image feature quantities extracted by the image feature extracting unit and (ii) image feature quantities extracted from a second medical image group of medical images included in a second case data item stored in the case database, using the degrees of relevance as weights; and a similar case searching unit which searches out, from the case database, the second case data item similar to a first case data item by comparing the weighed image feature quantities (i) and (ii).. .
03/27/14
20140088894
Method and device for extracting skeleton topology structure of electric power grid
A system and method for extracting a skeleton topology structure for an electric power grid, the method comprising: receiving a description of a topology sub-structure corresponding with user's need and a description of skeleton topology sub-structure extracted from the topology sub-structure; generating a first incidence matrix based on the description of the topology sub-structure and a second incidence matrix based on the description of the skeleton topology sub-structure; generating a third incidence matrix based on a primary topology structure of electric power grid; searching from the third incidence matrix a sub-matrix that matches the first incidence matrix; obtaining a fourth incidence matrix by using the second incidence matrix to transform the matching sub-matrix; and generating a skeleton topology structure corresponding to the primary topology structure based on the fourth incidence matrix.. .
03/27/14
20140088416
Device, method and program for searching for the shortest path in a tubular structure
A path extraction unit extracts a path of a tubular structure from a three-dimensional image containing the tubular structure, and an interrupted path detection unit detects an interrupted path in the extracted path. A search path generation unit generates a search path that connects the interrupted path, and a search unit searches for the shortest path between a start point and an end point on the extracted path based on the extracted path and the search path..
03/27/14
20140087870
Method for constructing geosocial games with the aid of participant terminals, the internet and mobile communication taking into consideration a cumulative collective approach
A system firstly for creation of new, or expansion of existing, electronic networks organizing, searching, and displaying information, and secondly, for different social groups to participate in intellectual competitions regardless of geographic location or the amount of participants, and for operators, such as arbiters or referees/judges, simultaneously, using appropriate software interfaces, to calculate, control, and analyze the participants' cumulative, collective moves, and game results.. .
03/27/14
20140087761
Personalized proximity communication
Described herein are technologies related to personalized communication with a user who is physically located in a designated area for that communication. More particularly, the technology describes detection and identification of a wireless device within the designated area of communication, searching for a corresponding dataset for the identified wireless device, and generating the personalized communication to the user.
03/27/14
20140087436
Autotrophic hydrogen bacteria and uses thereof
In an aspect, the invention relates to compositions and methods production of n-butanol by aerobic hydrogen bacteria. 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..
03/27/14
20140086554
Video indexing with viewer reaction estimation and visual cue detection
Generally, this disclosure provides methods and systems for video indexing systems with viewer reaction estimation based on visual cue detection. The method may include detecting visual cues generated by a user, the visual cues generated in response to the user viewing the video; mapping the visual cues to an emotion space associated with the user; estimating emotion events of the user based on the mapping; and indexing the video with metadata, the metadata comprising the estimated emotion events and timing data associated with the estimated emotion events.
03/27/14
20140086492
Storage method and storage device for database for approximate nearest neighbor search
The present application relates to a method whereby a plurality of characteristic vectors which are extracted from image data are logged in a database together with the image data for approximate nearest neighbor searching, and has as an objective reducing computation time and memory use. L groups of k hash tables are generated, and each characteristic vector is respectively logged with each hash table.
03/27/14
20140086169
Method and device for accessing wireless network
The present invention provides a method for accessing a wireless network, so as to implement acquisition of system synchronization during the process of accessing the wireless network in the situation that a physical frame structure can be configured dynamically. The method for acquiring system synchronization comprises: searching a physical frame on a current sub-channel; resolving a system information channel (sich) and a control channel (cch) in the found physical frame, wherein the sich indicates a structure of the physical frame, and the cch indicates allocation of system resources; and acquiring a system parameter from the physical frame by using the resolving result.


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