|| List of recent Track-related patents
|Time tracking system and method of user|
A method and system for billing for time spent in an instant message session by a service person for a project for a customer. Responsive to the instant message session during which an instant message is received by a user from a sender, (i) retrieving the sender's name from the instant message; (ii) determining that the sender does not exist in a defined project; (iii) determining that the instant message does not contain any keywords associated with a project; (iv) determining that the sender has not been associated with a previous project; (v) determining that the sender has a profile having a keyword that the user has associated with a first project; (vi) associating the first project with the instant message; (vii) determining a charge to the first project for labor of the service person based on a duration of the instant message session.
|Time tracking system and method of use|
A method and system for billing for time spent in an instant message session by a service person for a project for a customer. A name of a sender of an instant message is retrieved from the instant message.
|Interestingness scoring of areas of interest included in a display element|
Examples are disclosed for determining an interestingness score for one or more areas of interest included in a display element such as a static image or a motion video. In some examples, an interestingness score may be determined based on eye tracking or gaze information gathered while an observer views the display element..
|Gaming method and device involving progressive wagers|
A method of gaming is disclosed wherein progressive award values may be increased in response to certain pre-established game outcomes, wager amounts or random events. The increased progressive award values may be based on a primary game or secondary game outcome.
|Mobility management for lte network for high-speed railway|
In one aspect, a method may include grouping a plurality of wireless communication devices on a moving platform into two or more non-overlapping groups of the wireless communication devices, distributing a first list of tracking areas to the groups of the wireless communication devices, changing the first list of tracking areas to a second list of tracking areas for a first group of the wireless communication devices in response to the moving platform entering into an overlapping region between a first tracking area and a second tracking area of the first list of tracking areas, and changing the first list of tracking areas to the second list of tracking areas for a second group of the wireless communication devices in response to the moving platform entering into an overlapping region between the second tracking area and a third tracking area of the first list of tracking areas.. .
|Proximity-based service registration method and related apparatus|
A proximity-based service (prose) registration method for a user equipment (ue) of a wireless communication system, used in a mobility management entity (mme) of the wireless communication system is disclosed. The method includes: receiving an attach request or a tracking area update request for requesting prose ue registration from the ue; retrieving prose subscription information and prose preference settings related to the ue from a home subscriber server (hss) of the wireless communication system and storing the prose subscription information and the prose preference settings related to the ue as a prose context of the ue; and transmitting a prose registration request including a prose identifier of the ue and the prose preference settings related to the ue to a prose server of the wireless communication system..
|System for monitoring and presenting health, wellness and fitness data with feedback and coaching engine|
A nutrition and activity management system is disclosed that monitors energy expenditure of an individual through the use of a body-mounted sensing apparatus. The apparatus is particularly adapted for continuous wear.
|Envelope tracking system for mimo|
There is disclosed an amplifier arrangement comprising a plurality of amplifiers each arranged to amplify one of a plurality of different input signals, the arrangement comprising an envelope tracking modulator for generating a common power supply voltage for the power amplifiers, and further comprising an envelope selector adapted to receive a plurality of signals representing the envelopes of the plurality of input signals, and adapted to generate an output envelope signal representing the one of the plurality of envelopes having the highest level at a particular time instant as the input signal for the envelope tracking modulator.. .
|Method and apparatus for updating an area in a wireless communication system|
The present invention relates to a wireless communication system, and in particular, to a method and apparatus for updating an area in a wireless communication system. The method for updating an area by a terminal according to one embodiment of the present invention includes the steps of: starting a backoff timer set by a network; and transmitting an area-updating request message to the network when the terminal enters a new tracking area (ta) or a new routing area (ra) while the backoff timer is operating..
|Cementing whipstock apparatus and methods|
A system and method facilitate sidetracking by eliminating one or more trips downhole. A sidetracking system includes a whipstock assembly and a stinger assembly.
|Compact lcpv solar electric generator|
A compact low concentration photovoltaic apparatus totally enclosed in a protective clear dome against harsh environment without active cooling. A conical mirror reflector, a circular lens refractor and a round crystalline silicon photovoltaic solar panel rotate simultaneously inside the dome to concentrate sun rays and instantly produce electricity.
|Single axis solar tracking system|
A solar tracking system with a plurality of tracking assemblies moved by a single motor. A method and system that prevents overloading the motor or tripping a circuit breaker due to an obstructed or impeded tracker includes sensing movement of the tracker assemblies and entering into obstruction clearing modes.
|System and method for candidate matching|
A system and method for candidate matching using a recruiter applicant tracking system and by providing a top candidate for employment to a recruiter based on a job request of a hiring employer. A structured candidate experience is created based on free form information associated with a candidate.
|System and method of automated civil infrastructure metrology for inspection, analysis, and information modeling|
A system and method of automated civil infrastructure metrology for inspection, analysis, and information modeling utilizes an unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) equipped with a position tracking system and digital cameras to capture a plurality of images of a structure to be inspected. The uav is flown in a scan pattern around the structure while continually capturing images of the structure while position and orientation data is also recorded and linked for each of the images.
|Method and apparatus for image-based eye tracking for retinal diagnostic or surgery device|
Determining said position in said image of said image sequence by comparing said image of said image sequence and said enhanced reference image to yield a motion estimation between said reference image and said image of said sequence.. .
|System and method for visual motion based object segmentation and tracking|
The pmp growth algorithm described herein provides for image tracking, segmentation and processing in environments where the camera system moves around a great deal, i.e., causing image jumps from one image frame to the next. It also is operative in systems where the objects themselves are making quick movements that alter their path.
|Calibration free, motion tolerant eye-gaze direction detector with contextually aware computer interaction and communication methods|
Eye tracking systems and methods include such exemplary features as a display device, at least one image capture device and a processing device. The display device displays a user interface including one or more interface elements to a user.
|Method and apparatus for paging based on location information of a user equipment in a convergence network of a plurality of communication systems|
A method and apparatus for paging based on location information of a user equipment connected to a first communication system in a convergence network of a plurality of communication systems. A method for paging based on location information of a user equipment connected to a first communication system in a convergence network of a plurality of communication systems includes receiving, from a interworking entity of the second communication system, the location information of the user equipment which is in an idle mode with the second communication system; transmitting, to a first cell of the second communication system, a paging request message, wherein the first cell is selected from among a plurality of cells in a tracking area of the second communication system based on the location information..
|Active stabilization targeting correction for handheld firearms|
An electromechanical system translates an “aiming error” signal from a target tracking system into dynamic “pointing corrections” for handheld devices to drastically reduce pointing errors due to man-machine wobble without specific direction by the user. The active stabilization targeting correction system works by separating the “support” features of the handheld device from the “projectile launching” features, and controlling their respective motion by electromechanical mechanisms.
|Remote authentication of replaceable fuel cartridge|
A device is disclosed, having a programmable processor programmed to cause a fuel cell authentication device to obtain a first unique identifier element (uie) associated with a first hydrogen fuel cartridge and host information associated with a host device configured to use fuel from the first fuel cartridge. Said device may determine that the first fuel cartridge is authorized for use with the host device, based on data exchanged via a data communication network with a remote cartridge tracking system, the first uie, and the host information.
|Method and system for healthcare provider tracking|
A health care provider tracking system and method are disclosed. Such a method may include customizing a healthcare device user interface by presenting a first user interface on the healthcare device; receiving tag data having a healthcare provider identifier; sending the tag data to an authentication server; receiving an access token; and presenting a second user interface on the healthcare device different from the first user interface.
|Method and system for saving and retrieving spatial related information|
The present invention is directed to a method and apparatus for storing, referencing, retrieving, and graphically displaying spatial and non-spatial related information of a mobile computing device, such as a laptop computer or a cellular telephone. The spatial-related information may be obtained by using positioning tracking systems such as a global positioning system, whereas the non-spatial related information may include communication activities associated with the mobile computing device, such as phone calls, e-mails, text messages, pages, etc.
|Tracking system and method|
A system for tracking a tracking element inside a body is provided. It includes a first tracking system, which includes a first tracking sensor for detecting the current position of a tracking element inside a body relative to a nominal position with respect to the first tracking sensor, and a second tracking system, which includes a second tracking sensor for determining the position of the first tracking sensor of the first tracking system relative to the second tracking sensor, and a control unit.
|System for monitoring and presenting health, wellness and fitness utilizng multiple user trend data having user selectable parameters|
A nutrition and activity management system is disclosed that monitors energy expenditure of an individual through the use of a body-mounted sensing apparatus. The apparatus is particularly adapted for continuous wear.
|Apparatus and method for enveloping tracking calibration|
An apparatus for envelope tracking calibration for use in a wireless communication is provided. The apparatus includes a transmission signal path configured to carry a transmission signal to an antenna.
|Computer vision-based object tracking system|
A computer-implemented method for utilizing a camera device to track an object is presented. As part of the method, a region of interest is determined within an overall image sensing area.
|Rendering for an interactive 360 degree light field display|
An interactive, autostereoscopic system for displaying an object in 3d includes a mirror configured to spin around a vertical axis when actuated by a motor, a high speed video projector, and a processing system including a graphics card interfaced to the video projector. An anisotropic reflector is bonded onto an inclined surface of the mirror.
|Power module for envelope tracking|
A power module at least includes an et (envelope tracking) module. The et module includes a buck converter, an inductor, and a capacitor.
|Energy tracking system|
A system for tracking energy use in a electronic circuit. In one embodiment, an energy tracking system includes pulse timing logic and reporting logic.
|Tracking energy consumption using a boost-buck technique|
The invention relates to an apparatus and method for tracking energy consumption. An energy tracking system comprises at least one switching element, at least one inductor and a control block to keep the output voltage at a pre-selected level.
|Call tracking system and method|
Methods and systems for capturing and tracking call information relating to a call from a user to a merchant are provided. According to one embodiment of the disclosed subject matter, a request for a call to a merchant from a user on a device is received and a data connection is initiated with a call analytics platform over which user information is sent from the device to the platform.
|Method and apparatus for the tracking of multiple objects|
Tracking systems using multi-object-tracking (mot) combine data from a plurality of sensors (101) to derive a state estimate of one or more objects (103) are described. The interfaces to the sensors (101) are such that different ones of the sensors (101) can be used.
|Virtualized magnetic player card|
A method of implementing a player tracking system in a gaming network includes receiving a virtual player tracking card identifier and a virtual player tracking card password, authenticating the identifier and the password; receiving a virtual player tracking card pin, identifying a gaming machine that transmitted the virtual player tracking card pin, and crediting an account associated with the virtual player tracking card pin based on game play on the gaming machine.. .
|Remote tracking device and a system and method for two-way voice communication between the device and a monitoring center|
A remote tracking system is described including one or more remote tracking devices and a monitoring center. The remote tracking device includes a tamper-resistant housing intended to be held securely to a wearer by a strap, a positioning system receiver in the housing and operable to receive signals indicative of the location of the remote tracking device, a cellular transceiver in the housing and operable to communicate with the monitoring center, and a processor in the housing and in electrical communication with the positioning system receiver and the cellular transceiver, the processor operable to monitor a status for the remote tracking device.
|Solutions to address "enb partial failure" for a public warning system|
A method includes detecting cell(s) for a base station have entered an operationally active state and determining whether the cell(s) correspond to tracking area(s) having an outstanding warning message for a public warning system (pws). The method includes sending, in response to the detecting and to a determination the cell(s) correspond to the tracking area(s) having the outstanding warning message for the pws, a message to the base station indicating the warning message should be sent at least to the cell(s).
|Dry fire training devices and gun tracking systems and methods|
A laser pointer or dry fire training device which may be activated by a control system based on accelerometer data and a library of event patterns. The event patterns may model fire arm training activities such as shooting, moving, weapon manipulation, reloading, and dry fire training.
|Predictive flight path and non-destructive marking system and method|
Systems and methods for acquiring and targeting an object placed in motion, tracking the object's movement, and while tracking, measuring the object's characteristics and marking the object with an external indicator until the object comes to rest is provided. The systems and methods include an acquisition and tracking system, a data capture system, and a marking control system.
|Method and apparatus for validating testing procedures in objective ophthalmic eye testing for eye evaluation applications requiring subject compliance with eye fixation to a visual target|
A method and associated apparatus for validating testing procedure in objective ophthalmic eye testing is implemented for eye evaluation applications requiring subject compliance with eye fixation to a visual target. The method comprises the steps of: supplying a predetermined visual fixation target to the subject in a predetermined location with an automated ophthalmic eye testing device, wherein the testing procedure of the eye evaluation application requires the subject to fixate upon the visual fixation stimulus; tracking the subject's gaze during at least the supplying of the predetermined visual fixation stimulus to the subject throughout the testing procedure of the eye evaluation application with a video based eye tracking system; and validating the testing procedure by at least one of i) indicating to the clinician when the subject's gaze location differs from the predetermined visual fixation stimulus by an amount greater than a predetermined threshold amount, and ii) having the automated ophthalmic eye testing device repeat at least portions of the testing procedures when the subject's gaze location differs from the predetermined visual fixation stimulus by an amount greater than a predetermined threshold amount..
|Power efficient image sensing apparatus, method of operating the same and eye/gaze tracking system|
An image sensing apparatus has a light sensitive area and a control unit. The light sensitive area registers image data in response to an incoming amount of light, and is operable in an active mode wherein image data can be read out there from as well as in a standby mode wherein image data cannot be read out.
|Systems and methods for analyzing event data|
A computer-implemented method for determining a target situation in an athletic event. Positional information including the relative positions of a group of selected participants is initially received from a tracking system, and the aggregate motion of the selected participants is detected in real-time using the positional information.
|Method and display for showing a stereoscopic image|
A method of generating stereoscopic images and an autostereoscopic system are introduced. Stereoscopic images are obtained by generating, on a screen, a first image having a pattern comprising alternating columns of n left-image pixels or sub-pixels and of n right-image pixels or sub-pixels and a second image having a reversed pattern from the pattern of the first image.
|System and method for calibrating eye gaze data|
A system and method are provided for calibrating an eye gaze tracking system. The method comprises obtaining gaze data; obtaining at least one key point corresponding to a portion of media content being displayed; linking the gaze data to the at least one key point; and generating one or more calibration parameters by comparing gaze data with associated ones of the at least one key point..
|Surgical rod measuring system and method|
A system and method for measuring a surgical rod are disclosed. The system includes a processor, a probe in communication with the processor and configured to trace along a surface of the implant, a tracking system in communication with the processor and the probe for generating first data representing at least one of linear and rotational movement of the probe during a first trace along the surface of the implant, wherein the processor is configured to receive the first data and generate a first graphical representation of the implant based on the first data, and a display in communication with said processor for displaying the graphical representation of the implant based on the first data.
|Universal microsurgical simulator|
A microsurgical simulation system includes a display for providing a virtual simulation of images of a model of a human eye and a hand-held tool for simulating a surgical tool. The hand-held tool comprises a position and orientation sensor for supplying positional signals to a processor to indicate a position and orientation of the hand held tool and a tracking system for supplying measurement signals to the processor to indicate a linear distance between a first component and a second component of the hand-held tool.
|Method for optimizing size and position of a search window of a tracking system|
A method for optimizing the position and size of a search window in a tracking system is disclosed. According to some embodiments of the present invention, the method may comprise: calculating a velocity of a tracked object based on comparison of at least two previously captured consecutive frames; calculating an expected position of the tracked object in a subsequent frame based on calculated velocity of the tracked object; determine possible positions of the tracked object in the subsequent frame, based on the last known position of the tracked object, status of the tracked object, the expected position and the acceleration of the tracked object; and optimizing the size and position of the search window within the subsequent frame so that the search window covers the expected position and at least one of the possible positions of said tracked object..
|Modifying one or more session parameters for a coordinated display session between a plurality of proximate client devices based upon eye movements of a viewing population|
In an embodiment, a control device configures session parameters (e.g., related to an audio component, a video component, an eye tracking component, etc.) for a coordinated display session. The control devices maps, for proximate client devices registered as presentation devices for the coordinated display session, a different portion of visual data for the coordinated display session to respective display screens, and delivers the mapped portions of the visual data to the proximate client devices for presentation by the respective display screens during the coordinated display session.
|Systems and methods for implementing and using gesture based user interface widgets with camera input|
Described is approach to gesture interaction that is based on user interface widgets. In order to detect user gestures, the widgets are provided with hotspots that are monitored using a camera for predetermined patterns of occlusion.
|Intelligent user mode selection in an eye-tracking system|
A personal computer system comprises a visual display, an imaging device adapted to provide eye-tracking data by imaging at least one eye of a viewer of the visual display, and identifying means for recognizing the viewer with reference to one of a plurality of predefined personal profiles. The personal computer system further comprises an eye-tracking processor for processing the eye-tracking data.
|Eye tracking based selectively backlighting a display|
Systems, apparatus, articles, and methods are described including operations for eye tracking based selective backlighting of a display.. .
|Apparatus and methods for envelope shaping in power amplifier systems|
Apparatus and methods for envelope shaping in power amplifier systems are provided. In certain implementations, a power amplifier system includes a modulator for generating a rf signal, a power amplifier for amplifying the rf signal, a gain control circuit for controlling the gain of the power amplifier, and an envelope tracking system for controlling a voltage level of the power amplifier's supply voltage based on an envelope signal corresponding to the rf signal's envelope.
A class e amplifier having a fet with a transistor (t2) connected via a serial “lc” circuit to the load, and connected to a supply voltage via a constant current source, the amplifier further including a resonant controller, wherein the resonant controller provides power control for an ac application and includes resonance tracking system of an input inductor being fed by a power source with the resonance tracking system using a resistor resonance detector having two sense resistor loads in series.. .
|Multiple output charge pump with peak voltage following frequency divider control|
A power converter for a load with varying power requirements dynamically adjusts its supply voltage to the load so as to track the radio frequency (rf) envelope of the signal being carried by the load. The supply voltage can be provided by a multiple-output charge pump providing multiple output voltage levels concurrently, and a switch to provide a selected one of the different output voltage levels as the supply voltage to the load.
|Solar-power enhancing module and sun tracking system thereof|
The present disclosure provides a solar-power enhancing module comprising: a base plate and a plurality of photovoltaic units disposed on the base plate. Each of the photovoltaic units comprises: a solar panel, a pair of first reflector boards and a pair of second reflector boards.
|Method and system for user initiated query searches based on gaze data|
The invention generally relates to computer implemented systems and methods for utilizing detection of eye movements in connection with interactive graphical user interfaces and, in particular, for utilizing eye tracking data to facilitate and improve information search and presentation in connection with interactive graphical user interfaces. A gaze search index is determined based on information that has been presented on an information presentation area and gaze data signals.
|Transaction session tracking system|
A system and method for linking data objects and physical objects of various kinds to an identified user is described. The system provides to the identified user information relating to the delivery status of mail pieces directed to or sent by the user, and the user then tracks and traces the mail pieces.
|Time tracking system and method|
A time keeping system that operates within a personal information management application and includes a time capture component, a time preparation component and a time posting component. The time capture component includes at least one capture process that is configured to identify and record parameters associated with a billable event, such as creating an email, placing a phone call, receiving a phone call or some other similar event.
|Genome sequence alignment apparatus and method|
Provided are a sequence alignment apparatus and method for searching a reference sequence for a candidate position matching with a fragment that is a portion of a read sequence, and mapping the reference sequence and the read sequence to each other based on the candidate position. Accordingly, it is possible to form an alignment permitting all variations and errors that may exist in a read sequence, to search the entire area of a read sequence for variations and errors, and to form an alignment with less computation without permitting backtracking, unlike existing sequence alignment technology..
|Guided remote storage system|
A networked multiplayer gaming system is described having an intelligent game controller that permits a game player to disconnect from the system without impacting the game play for the multitude of other players on the system. The system described includes at least one player connected to the a gaming platform over a network with interruptible connection, wherein the system comprises a player tracking system for tracking the performance of a player relative to other players on the gaming platform.
|Notification and tracking system for mobile devices|
A notification and tracking system for a mobile device. The system includes a mobile device application that is adapted to be stored in memory of the mobile device.
|Systems and methods of eye tracking data analysis|
Methods and systems to facilitate eye tracking data analysis are provided. Point of regard information from a first client device of a first user is received, where the point of regard information is determined by the first client device by detecting one or more eye features associated with an eye of the first user.
|3d display device|
Two-parallax autostereoscopic display device using eye tracking has a problem in which the brightness is varied depending on the direction of viewing angle. A 3d display device is provided with a detection part for recognizing a position of eyes from an image taken by a camera; a separation mechanism which enables a 3d image to be regenerated at the optimum position for eyes based on information on the position of eyes detected by the detection part; a display device for displaying a plurality of different parallax images at the same time; a backlight attached to the display device; and a backlight control part for controlling the backlight, wherein the backlight control part determines brightness of the backlight in accordance with the position of eyes determined by the detection part..
|Near display and imaging|
A method and device for eye gaze tracking has coincident display and imaging channel with shared field of view; a pupil forming/collimating subsystem that is part of the imaging channel; and a microdisplay that is part of the imaging channel. The method and device enable simultaneous display and eye tracking by using a pond of mirrors in a micromirror array..
|Dual instantaneous envelope tracking|
Power supply circuitry, which includes a parallel amplifier and a parallel amplifier power supply, is disclosed. The power supply circuitry operates in either an average power tracking mode or an envelope tracking mode.
|Personal device-enabled lifestyle, commerce and exchange tracking system|
In one embodiment, a system and method include receiving user information data from a personal electronic device. The user information data includes information about a user using the personal electronic device.
|Method and apparatus for calibrating a motion tracking system|
Methods and apparatus are provided for calibrating a motion tracking system (100) including a plurality of orientation sensors (102a-103h) attached to a plurality of body segments (104a-105h) of a user (9101). The methods and apparatus receive a first set of orientation signals from a first set of the orientation sensors (102a-102g).
|Apparatus and methods for using an electromagnetic transponder in orthopedic procedures|
Electromagnetic transponders as markers are used to localize and guide orthopedic procedures including: knee replacement, hip replacement, shoulder replacement, damaged bone reconstruction, and spine surgery, and more particularly, to guide orthopedic surgical navigation and alignment techniques and instruments. For example, the marker could further be used in any number of guides or templates that attach to the bony anatomy; such as a surgical guide, cutting guide, cutting jig, resection block and/or resurfacing guide.