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Idealab

Closed loop tracking system using signal beam


Date/App# patent app List of recent Track-related patents
07/30/15
20150215040 
 Free space optical communication tracking with electronic boresight compensation and co-boresighted transmit and receive optics patent thumbnailnew patent Free space optical communication tracking with electronic boresight compensation and co-boresighted transmit and receive optics
Exemplary embodiments described herein include a bi-directional free space optical (fso) communication unit that may be used in a multi-node fso communication system. The bi-directional fso unit may include a co-boresighted optical unit such that received and transmitted beams are coincident through a common aperture.
Sa Photonics, Inc.


07/30/15
20150213634 
 Method and system of modifying text content presentation settings as determined by user states based on user eye metric data patent thumbnailnew patent Method and system of modifying text content presentation settings as determined by user states based on user eye metric data
In one exemplary embodiment, a method includes the step of obtaining, with an eye-tracking system, one or more user eye metrics, while the user is reading a text content. A step can include determining that the one or more user eye metrics indicate a user mental fatigue state based on the one or more user eye metrics.

07/30/15
20150213512 
 Methods and systems for routing calls in a marketing campaign patent thumbnailnew patent Methods and systems for routing calls in a marketing campaign
An online and offline communication processing and tracking system using data processing and data/voice networks is described. A phone address from a phone address number pool is automatically assigned to a first customer prospect communication.
Invoca, Inc.


07/30/15
20150213391 
 Surveillance tracking system and related methods patent thumbnailnew patent Surveillance tracking system and related methods
Embodiments of the invention may relate to systems and/or methods for using video surveillance systems to monitor spaces where people tend to gather such as retail stores, theaters, stadiums, or other public gathering places. Furthermore, embodiments may be adapted to discern elements of human behavior in a video feed, and use these behaviors to draw quantitative and/or qualitative conclusions from the video data.

07/30/15
20150213187 
 System for introspection and annotation of electronic design data patent thumbnailnew patent System for introspection and annotation of electronic design data
A system for introspection and annotation of electronic design data includes a tracked probe that interacts with an electronic circuit, a tracking system, schematics, design files, or models for the circuit, electronic design system software, and a user interface. The probe has a sensor that tracks the position of the probe within the circuit.
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology


07/30/15
20150213054 
 Mapping and asset lifecycle tracking system patent thumbnailnew patent Mapping and asset lifecycle tracking system
A method for creating gis features and populating a gis feature attribute with information obtained from a bar code or similar identifier, for example but not limited to pipelines. The method of this invention includes scanning a code on a component to be installed or repaired, converting the code into attributes which describe the component, obtaining additional characteristics of the components, associating the component with a location of installation and placing the geometric feature onto the gis map..

07/30/15
20150213012 
 Document searching using salience patent thumbnailnew patent Document searching using salience
A method of associating salience with content includes displaying a document having a plurality of content. The method also includes receiving eye tracking data corresponding to a plurality of viewing angles of an eye of a user over time as the user views at least a portion of the plurality of the content within the document on the display over time, and receiving physiological data corresponding to a physiological response of the user as the user views at least a portion of the plurality of the content within the document on the display over time.
Fujitsu Limited


07/30/15
20150212188 
 Closed loop tracking system using signal beam patent thumbnailnew patent Closed loop tracking system using signal beam
The invention is a system and method for heliostat mirror control. Here, each heliostat mirror generates a low intensity “signal beam”, directed at an angle off from the heliostat mirror's high intensity and sensor blinding “main beam” of reflected solar energy.
Idealab


07/30/15
20150211821 
 Radio frequency tracking device for use in lethal and non-lethal weapons patent thumbnailnew patent Radio frequency tracking device for use in lethal and non-lethal weapons
Radio frequency tracking device for use in lethal and non-lethal weapons, with registration and non-registration of shooting, the tracking device designed to be applied more specifically in firearms as revolvers, pistols, rifles, guns and the like, and non-lethal weapons such as taser guns paint ball and others; which receive a micro tracking device (2) indication positioning radio frequency, and optionally with further gps and other equipment, and an interconnected sensor (3).. .

07/30/15
20150210451 
 Purchase tracking system patent thumbnailnew patent Purchase tracking system
An apparatus and method embodied in a system for tracking add-on purchases of consumers is provided. The tracking system includes a delivery device associated with a predetermined add-on that is recognizable to a consumer and identifiable at the point of sale.

07/30/15
20150209003 
new patent

Distinct needle display in ultrasonic image


A process for visualization of a needle in an ultrasound image comprises defining a region of an ultrasound image in which a body of a needle is expected using a needle tracking system to predict the location of the needle. The process also includes assigning a probability to a plurality of pixels within the region of the ultrasound image of being representative of the body of the needle, and modifying the display of each pixel having an assigned probability within a predetermined range..
General Electric Company


07/30/15
20150209002 
new patent

Method and ultrasound image acquisition


Method for ultrasound image acquisition includes defining a fixed frame of reference, with an origin of coordinates within a transmitter of a tracking system; detecting position and orientation of a probe relative to the frame of reference with a probe sensor of the tracking system coupled to the probe; detecting position and orientation of a body relative to the frame of reference with a reference sensor of the tracking system coupled to the body; calculating position and orientation of the probe with respect to the body; acquiring a set of 2d images constituting a 3d by transmitting an ultrasonic beam into the body and receiving echographic signals with the probe; iterating for a predetermined number of 3d image acquisitions; generating a panoramic 3d image by combining the 2d images based on information of position and orientation of the probe relative to the body for each 2d image acquisition.. .
Esaote Spa


07/23/15
20150208374 

Wireless relay station for radio frequency-based tracking system


System and methods of tracking a position of a mobile device with an electromagnetic signal-transmitting antenna include receiving electromagnetic signals from the transmitting antenna of the mobile device by a plurality of receiver antennae of a base station and by one or more receiver antennae of a relay station. The relay station transmits to the base station timing information associated with the electromagnetic signals received by the one or more receiver antennae of the relay station.
Position Imaging, Inc.


07/23/15
20150207458 

Fiber composite solar panel for electricity generation and heat collection


A building integrated photovoltaic and heat (bipvah) solar panel system whereby solar panels are layered into a laminate with a top photovoltaic composite layer, a middle heat exchanging fiber composite frame, and a bottom fiber composite layer. These three layers in turn form a composite structure for a strong and lightweight structure for the purposes of electricity and heat generation.
Monarch Power Corp


07/23/15
20150207452 

Single axis solar tracker


A single axis solar tracker assembly for supporting and controllably rotating a plurality of solar panels is provided. The solar tracker assembly includes a plurality of sub-assemblies which are spaced from one another in a first direction and are operably coupled with a driveshaft that is moveable in the first direction.
Magna International Inc.


07/23/15
20150206418 

Personal security and tracking system


A signaling system is provided for rendering an alarm for an individual in distress combined with a locating and tracking system to thus alert and direct appropriate personnel to the needs of the individual in distress and to monitor the location of that individual. The system comprises a portable signaling unit, a remote alarm switch device, a central dispatch station, and makes use of a wireless communication system.
Pragmatus Mobile Llc


07/23/15
20150206143 

Line item processing in a multi-layer transaction tracking system


Embodiments for reviewing and processing transactions include are provided. In an embodiment, the system is configured to receive a request for a pre-authorization code from a user; determine the pre-authorization code in response to receiving the pre-authorization request; send the pre-authorization code to a user via a first channel; receive a transaction and optionally a pre-authorization code from the user via a second channel, the second channel being different from the first channel; evaluate the transaction to determine whether a pre-authorization code is necessary based on a characteristic of the transaction; match the received pre-authorization code and the sent pre-authorization code for the transaction when the pre-authorization code is necessary; and line item process the transaction when the received pre-authorization code and the sent pre-authorization code matches for the transaction when the pre-authorization code is necessary..
Bank Of America Corporation


07/23/15
20150206142 

Batch processing in a multi-layer transaction tracking system


Embodiments for reviewing and processing transactions are provided. In an embodiment, the system is configured to receive a request for a pre-authorization code from a user; determine the pre-authorization code in response to the request; send the pre-authorization code to a user; receive transaction data from the user, the transaction data comprising a plurality of transactions and at least one pre-authorization code; evaluate each transaction in the transaction data to determine whether a pre-authorization code is necessary based on a characteristic of each transaction; match the received pre-authorization code and the sent pre-authorization code for the transactions for which a pre-authorization code is necessary; and batch process the transaction data when the received pre-authorization code and the sent pre-authorization code matches for all of the transactions for which the pre-authorization code is necessary..
Bank Of America Corporation


07/23/15
20150206134 

Electronic gift card tracking system and method


Techniques and system configurations for tracking of electronic gift card activation and issuance transactions are described herein. In some described examples, a customer identifier is utilized during the gift card activation process to identify a particular purchaser (a customer).
Bby Solutions, Inc.


07/23/15
20150206094 

Asset tracking system and method incorporating switchable antenna


The present disclosure relates to an asset tracking system for tracking assets configured to be rack mounted in at least one of a plurality of shelf (“u”) locations of an equipment rack. The system may have a plurality of radio frequency identification (rfid) tags each secured to a separate asset and encoded with information concerning the asset to which it is secured.
Avocent Huntsville Corp.


07/23/15
20150205546 

Automated computer controlled system for measuring the consumption of printer resources and transacting environmental offsets


There is disclosed an automated computer controlled system for measuring the consumption of printer resources and transacting environmental offsets, and may comprise a printer resource tracking system (prts) collecting resource consumption data from printing equipment. A transactional server may retrieve the resource consumption data from the prts.
Printreleaf, Inc.


07/23/15
20150201911 

Method and system for sequential needle recalibration


Various embodiments include a system and method that provide sequential needle recalibration by correlating a sequence of calibration data for a tracking system to a plurality of corresponding ultrasound probe positions during a calibration sequence such that the appropriate calibration data is retrieved and applied based on the position of the ultrasound probe during a procedure. The method can include acquiring a sequence of calibration data for a tracking system at a plurality of different ultrasound probe positions.
General Electric Company


07/16/15
20150200703 

Method for power amplification and electronic device thereof


An apparatus and method for applying digital pre-distortion (dpd) technology in an electronic device which uses an envelope tracking (et) method is provided. The electronic device includes an antenna, a modem, a transceiver configured to convert a signal generated in the modem into a radio frequency signal, an et modulator configured to supply power to a power amplifier based on an amplitude component of the signal generated in the modem, and the power amplifier configured to amplify power of a signal received from the transceiver based on an output signal of the et modulator.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


07/16/15
20150199883 

Hand sanitation dispensing and tracking systems and methods


A hand sanitation dispensing and tracking system is disclosed that encourages proper hand sanitization to maintain cleanliness and limit the spread of harmful pathogens. More specifically, a system is provided that detects the approach of a person to an area where it is desirous to limit the spread of germs, provides escalating notifications to the person to sanitize their hands, tracks whether the person uses the sanitizer, and records the information for later statistical analysis.

07/16/15
20150199870 

Method for configuring gaming devices via a network


Embodiments of the present invention are directed to a method for configuring gaming machines in which configuration data packets are associated with a player's record in a player tracking system. The configuration data packets may have machine identification information in a header that may be associated with each data packet.
Patent Investment & Licensing Company


07/16/15
20150199559 

Systems and methods of light modulation in eye tracking devices


An image of a user's eyes and face may be analyzed using computer-vision algorithms. A computing device may use the image to determine the location of the user's eyes and estimate the direction in which the user is looking.
The Eye Tribe Aps


07/16/15
20150199019 

Gesture based image capturing system for vehicle


An image capturing system for a vehicle captures an image of a target area based on a predefined gesture performed by an occupant of the vehicle. A gesture capture device determines a gesture position of a gesture, which is the predefined gesture, with respect to a reference point.
Denso International America, Inc.


07/16/15
20150199006 

Optical eye tracking


Methods, systems, and devices are disclosed for optical sensing and tracking of eye movement. In one aspect, a method for tracking the movement of an eye includes emitting a first modulated light and a second modulated light toward an eye of a user, wherein the first modulated light and the second modulated light have substantially the same modulation frequency, but the modulation phases of the two modulated lights are substantially opposite to each other; receiving at a photodetector module a returned light including at least a partial retroreflected light from the eye of the user based on the first and second modulated lights; and processing the output signal from the photodetector module to determine positional and dimensional parameters of the eye of the user based at least on the partial retroreflected light corresponding to the first and second modulated lights..
Firima Inc.


07/16/15
20150196920 

Network connected weight tracking system for a waste disposal machine


A food waste disposal system includes a waste disposal machine, a plc, which controls the operation of the food waste disposal machine; at least one scale connected to a load cell indicator; door sensors; a minicomputer, a network connection, the minicomputer in data communication with an analytics cloud. The mincomputer includes ssl certificates; validates data communicated to the analytics cloud; stores the data in a centralized database and transmit a successful status code to the mini- computer after determining that the data is valid; and transmits an error code if the data validation fails, or another type of system error occurs; examines, aggregates and processes validated data; and determines the amount of waste dumped into the waste disposal machine based on door-open and door-closed states; and pre-aggregates a weight processed data by time or by digester to provide reporting to an end-user..
Biohitech America


07/16/15
20150196822 

Precision golf course map


The objects on golf course are mapped accurately enabling advantageous features in the automatic golf tracking system. Strokes can be recorded reliably into the right hole with automatic hole change algorithm observing golfer's presence in green and tee box objects.
Caddieon Inc.


07/16/15
20150196745 

System for marking a location for treatment within the gastrointestinal tract


A device and method for mapping, diagnosing and treating the intestinal tract is provided using a capsule passing through the intestinal tract. Further, a capsule tracking system is provided for tracking a capsule's location along the length of an intestinal tract as various treatment and/or sensing modalities are employed.
Entrack, Inc.


07/16/15
20150196445 

Medical products storage device including access control


An apparatus and method for storing medical products such as pharmaceutical and medical products in climate controlled storage devices includes climate control systems in communication with inventory access and tracking systems.. .
Helmer, Inc.


07/09/15
20150195761 

Balancing paging load and tracking area updates


A method for assigning a tracking area (ta) is disclosed. A mobility state of a wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) is determined and the ta is assigned based on the determined mobility state.
Interdigital Technology Corporation


07/09/15
20150195451 

Remotely controlled automatic camera tracking system


A remotely controlled automatic camera tracking system for self-photography is disclosed. The systems hereof combine the functions of remote camera operation, including closed loop automatic zoom control, and camera tracking by employing a system architecture that eliminates the requirement to have microprocessors coupled to the tracking station for the calculation of range and bearing.
H4 Engineering, Inc.


07/09/15
20150195118 

Methods and envelope tracking system


A communication unit has an envelope tracking system operably coupled to a power amplifier, pa, module. The envelope tracking system has at least one slew rate module arranged to re-distribute a slew rate across a number of input samples according to a maximum slew rate of the number of input samples; and a supply modulator arranged to variably control a supply voltage for the pa module in response to an output of the at least one slew rate module..
Mediatek Inc.


07/09/15
20150194988 

Methods and envelope tracking system


A communication unit includes a radio frequency, rf, transmitter having: a power amplifier, pa, module; and an envelope tracking system operably coupled to the pa module and having a supply modulator arranged to variably control a supply voltage for the pa module in response to a number of input samples of an envelope signal; wherein the envelope tracking system further includes at least one slew rate module arranged to re-distribute a maximum slew rate across the number of input samples in a provision of a variable power supply to the pa module.. .
Mediatek Inc.


07/09/15
20150194936 

Power amplifier envelope tracking


Exemplary embodiments are related to a wireless transmitter device. A device may include a power amplifier configured to receive a supply voltage and an input signal.
Qualcomm Incorporated


07/09/15
20150194776 

Aircraft power and data distribution system and methods of performing the same


A electrical distribution unit comprising a housing, a securing unit connected to the housing and to a seat track in an aircraft, at least one outlet unit on the housing, an electronic connection unit in the housing that is connected to a power distribution system, and where the outlet unit is electronically connected to the electronic distribution unit to provide power to a device connected to the at least one outlet unit.. .

07/09/15
20150194029 

Reusable 3d glasses embedded with rfid and rf-eas tags for use at 3d movie theatres


Reusable 3d glasses are provided, comprising temples embedded with rfid chips, a detachable lens portion, and a curved bridge portion. The rfid chips are to be used with a tracking system that performs a plurality of functions of: monitoring available inventory levels; counting the number of 3d glasses used by patrons; preventing unauthorized use of 3d glasses; preventing theft of 3d glasses; and counting the number of re-uses per pair of glasses.

07/09/15
20150194012 

Networked gaming system including a location monitor and dispatcher using personal data keys


A networked gaming system is disclosed that includes location detection and dispatcher servers operative together with one or more wireless personal digital (pdk) devices communicating with receiver/decoders (rdcs) for tracking and communicating with casino employees and patrons throughout the casino. An employee and patron tracking system in a casino is disclosed wherein beverage and other service staff are properly assigned, dispatched to the right patron or location and can be located and tracked throughout various transactions..
Bally Gaming, Inc.


07/09/15
20150193996 

Contents inventory tracking system and protocol


A vehicle inventory system may include a passive entry system configured to authenticate a key fob and including at least one antenna and a controller operably arranged with the at least one antenna. The controller causes, during a tag challenge period, the at least one antenna to transmit at least one tag challenge.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc


07/09/15
20150193984 

Opacity filter for display device


An optical see-through head-mounted display device includes a see-through lens which combines an augmented reality image with light from a real-world scene, while an opacity filter is used to selectively block portions of the real-world scene so that the augmented reality image appears more distinctly. The opacity filter can be a see-through lcd panel, for instance, where each pixel of the lcd panel can be selectively controlled to be transmissive or opaque, based on a size, shape and position of the augmented reality image.

07/09/15
20150193729 

Inventory tracking system classification strategy


A vehicle may include a passive entry system that unlocks the vehicle upon authenticating a fob in a vicinity of the vehicle. The passive entry system further recognizes the vehicle is approaching a restrictive geographic location within which at least one proscribed item is prohibited, receives item data indicative of items located within the vehicle, and provides output indicating whether any of the items is a proscribed item for the restrictive geographic location..
Ford Global Technologies, Llc


07/09/15
20150193085 

Object tracking system and method


User interface apparatus for a computer system, comprises: a touch surface having an internal face and a touch face; cameras placed about said touch face and arranged to image the touch face including the surface itself and a volume extending outwardly from the surface on the touch face; and an illumination unit that illuminates the touch side. The illumination unit illuminates separately a) a relatively thin first volume close to the touch surface for touch control—the touch volume, and b) a relatively deep second volume extending away from the first volume for three-dimensional hand or body gesture control— the depth volume, the separate illuminating providing for separate imaging by the cameras of the touch and depth volumes..
Radion Engineering Co. Ltd.


07/09/15
20150193018 

Target positioning with gaze tracking


Embodiments that relate to positioning a target indicator via a display system are disclosed. For example, one disclosed embodiment provides a method for positioning a target indicator using gaze tracking data having a coarse accuracy from a gaze tracking system of a computing device.

07/09/15
20150192779 

Reusable 3d glasses embedded with rfid and rf-eas tags for use at 3d movie theatres


Reusable 3d glasses are provided, comprising temples embedded with rfid chips, a detachable lens portion, and a curved bridge portion. The rfid chips are to be used with a tracking system that performs a plurality of functions of: monitoring available inventory levels; counting the number of 3d glasses used by patrons; preventing unauthorized use of 3d glasses; preventing theft of 3d glasses; and counting the number of re-uses per pair of glasses.

07/09/15
20150192667 

Optically augmented weapon locating system and methods of use


A method of locating a weapon includes detecting a weapon firing event with an optical sensor, the detected weapon firing event indicative of a detected firing of the weapon and indicative of a detected time of the weapon firing event. The method also includes detecting a projectile fired from the weapon with a radar system.

07/09/15
20150190876 

Welding stand for a welding system


A welding system includes a motion tracking system comprising a camera having a lens. The welding system also includes a cover disposed over the lens of the camera.
Illinois Tool Works Inc.


07/02/15
20150189631 

Resource configuration method, resource deletion


The present invention provides a resource configuration method, a resource deletion method and a device. The resource configuration method includes: receiving a group establishment request carrying a group identifier of a group to be established; acquiring, according to the group identifier of the group to be established, a base station list and a tracking area list of the group to be established; the base station list includes a base station in which a registered subscription user equipment of the group to be established locates at present, the tracking area list includes a tracking area in which the registered subscription user equipment of the group to be established locates at present; if the base station list is not empty, configuring, according to the base station list and the tracking area list, a resource for the group to be established..
Chengdu Td Tech Ltd.


07/02/15
20150188484 

Linear drive apparatus and controlling and using same for solar energy tracking


Disclosed are a linear drive apparatus and a method of controlling and using same for solar-energy tracking, the apparatus comprising an outer tube (1) and a sealing end cap (2) provided at the end of the outer tube (1), wherein a screw (3) is provided in the outer tube (1), one end of the screw (3) is connected to a drive mechanism, a drive nut (4) is provided on the ball screw (1) in a threaded fit therewith, an extension rod (5) is provided between the outer tube (1) and the screw (3), one end of the extension rod (5) is connected to the drive nut (4) and the other end thereof passes through the sealing end cap (2), a sealing assembly is provided between the extension rod (5) and the sealing end cap (2), and a waterproof and oil-proof ventilation stopper (6) is provided on the outer tube (1). The apparatus is mainly used on a solar-energy tracker, and corresponding structural designs from the point of view of flexural strength, load resistance and protection of the apparatus itself can be implemented according to the environment in which the solar-energy tracker is used, providing the present apparatus with reliable and stable operation and strong flexural strength and load resistance capacities when applied in a solar tracker, thereby effectively increasing the tracking precision of the solar-energy tracker..
Sichuan Zhong Shun Solor Energy Development Co., Ltd.


07/02/15
20150188432 

Switched mode assisted linear regulator with seamless transition between power tracking configurations


A switch node assisted linear architecture, including a linear amplifier in parallel with a switched converter, is configurable in two tracking modes: (a) a smal regulator in which the amplifier sets toad voltage with an envelope tracking bandwidth, and the switched converter is configured for current assist, and (b) a switched mode power supply configuration in which the amplifier is switch-decoupled, and the switcher circuit is switched configured with an output capacitor, operable as an smps providing load voltage with an adaptive tracking bandwidth that is less than the envelope tracking bandwidth. Staged switching effects substantially seamless transitions between tracking modes, with the amplifier holding the load voltage at a substantially constant envelope tracking voltage (cvet): (a) for et-at transitions, the cvet mode enables pre-charging the output capacitor to a target at voltage, prior to switch-decoupling the amplifier; and (b) for at-et transitions, cvet mode enables discharging the output capacitor..
Texas Instruments Incorporated


07/02/15
20150187162 

Casino gaming table tracking system


A gaming table tracking system has a master terminal with a processor; one or more slave terminals in communication with the master terminal, and a database. Each slave terminal has a processor, a player input device and a dealer input device, wherein wager transactions are entered using the player input device, and result transactions are entered using the dealer input device.
Inotech Casino Solutions Llc


07/02/15
20150186847 

Intelligent tool for matching candidates to job opportunities


In one embodiment, an intelligent recruiting feature or service is provided for a camera-enabled mobile device such that a user of such mobile device can use the mobile device to upload candidate data to an applicant tracking system (ats) in a remote location. In another embodiment, the ats uses candidate data stored in a candidate information repository to match candidates to job requisitions and/or skill needs of a company..
Successfactors, Inc.


07/02/15
20150186846 

Intelligent recruiting tool for capturing and storing candidate data


In one embodiment, an intelligent recruiting feature or service is provided for a camera-enabled mobile device such that a user of such mobile device can use the mobile device to upload candidate data to an applicant tracking system (ats) in a remote location. In another embodiment, the ats uses candidate data stored in a candidate information repository to match candidates to job requisitions and/or skill needs of a company..
Successfactors, Inc.


07/02/15
20150186722 

Apparatus and eye tracking


There are provided an apparatus and a method for eye tracking. The method for eye tracking includes: determining an eyeball area covering a subject's eyeballs; allowing an infrared beam element to emit light during an exposure time of a light-receiving sensor corresponding to the eyeball area; and tracking a subject's gaze based on reflected light emitted by the infrared beam element and reflected by the subject's eyeballs..
Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.


07/02/15
20150186227 

Efficient debugging of memory miscompare failures in post-silicon validation


Debugging techniques performed post-silicon, but with reference to pre-silicon phase data and/or reference model data. For example, one debugging technique is as follows: (i) receiving a first memory location that is subject to a miscompare between an associated simulation value for the first memory location and an associated actual value for the first memory location; (ii) backtracking through instructions of a test case to determine the identity of a set of backtrack locations upon which the first memory location is dependent, with the set of backtrack locations being made up of at least one of: memory locations and register locations; and (iii) comparing respective simulation values and actual values for at least one of the backtrack locations to help determine a cause of the miscompare at the first memory location..
International Business Machines Corporation


07/02/15
20150186027 

System and gesture based color correction


Color correction, based on operator gestures, is accomplished by first determining at least one point of contact (604) in a tracking area of an operator interface touched by an operator. Thereafter, a direction (606) and magnitude (608) of movement for each point of contact is determined in in response to operator movement.
Thomson Licensing


07/02/15
20150185835 

Eye tracking method and apparatus


Embodiments of the present invention disclose an eye tracking method and apparatus, where the method includes: acquiring eye movement information and terminal status information; matching a preset eye tracking scenario by using the acquired eye movement information and terminal status information; and performing, in the matched preset eye tracking scenario, an operation corresponding to the eye movement information. By using the embodiments of the present invention, eye tracking may be performed according to the eye movement information and the terminal status information, which increases the number of eye tracking dimensions, and improves precision of eye tracking and efficiency of eye movement-based interaction..
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


07/02/15
20150185832 

Display alignment based on eye tracking


For display alignment based on eye tracking, a method is disclosed that includes displaying, by use of a processor, a graphical object on a display screen, detecting an aspect of a user relative to the display screen, and moving the graphical object to reduce a viewing angle between the graphical object and the aspect of a user.. .
Lenovo (singapore) Pte, Ltd.


07/02/15
20150185831 

Switching between gaze tracking and head tracking


A system and method for switching between eye tracking and head tracking is provided herein. The system includes an eye tracking interfacer to interface with an eye tracking system; a head tracking interfacer to interface with a head tracking system; and a switching determiner to determine at least one of the eye tracking system and the head tracking system to control an electronic system.

07/02/15
20150185475 

Eye tracking apparatus, method and system


A transparent waveguide for use in eye tracking includes an input-coupler and an output-coupler. The input-coupler comprises a plurality of curved grating lines having a radially varying pitch.

07/02/15
20150185324 

Laser radar tracking systems


A laser radar system can include laser tracking functions based on laser flux portions returned from a target and intercepted at annular segmented detectors, or at optical mounting hardware such as spider arms. In some examples, a folding or return mirror is partially transmissive, and directs a portion of the return flux to one or more photodetectors.

07/02/15
20150184892 

Modular solar energy transfer system


In one aspect, the present disclosure relates to a modular solar energy transfer system, the system including a primary reflector including a reflective material and a pass-through; a dual-axis tracking system, structurally connected to the primary reflector, configured to orient the primary reflector normal to a sun; a secondary reflector including a reflective material, wherein the secondary reflector is smaller than the primary reflector, structurally connected to the primary reflector and positioned above the primary reflector, and wherein the secondary reflector receives solar energy reflected by the primary reflector and concentrates the solar energy to the pass-through in the primary reflector; an energy transfer component located below the primary reflector, configured to receive solar energy reflected by the secondary reflector and through the pass-through in the primary reflector; and a working fluid contained within the energy transfer component to receive the solar energy.. .
Avalanche Energy


07/02/15
20150183589 

Conveyor belt tracking roller system


A conveyor belt tracking system in which rollers which support the belt are mounted to a support frame which is pivotally movable about an axis which is centrally positioned relative to the belt and which is inclined to the direction of belt movement.. .
Brelko Patents (pty) Ltd.


07/02/15
20150182293 

Attachments for tracking handheld implements


Devices and systems are provided for tracking a position and orientation of a handheld implement, such that the handheld implement may be trackable with an overhead tracking system. A support member secures one or more markers relative to a longitudinal portion of the handheld implement, and a marker plane containing the markers is orientated an angle relative to a longitudinal axis of the longitudinal portion.
7d Surgical Inc.


07/02/15
20150182289 

Method and hand gesture control in a minimally invasive surgical system


In a minimally invasive surgical system, a hand tracking system tracks a location of a sensor element mounted on part of a human hand. A system control parameter is generated based on the location of the part of the human hand.
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.


06/25/15
20150180700 

Automated alert management


Alerts may be received from an event monitoring system that monitors computing resources of a computer system. Based on an alert ruleset, an alert management module may determine whether to provide notification of the alert.
Bank Of America Corporation


06/25/15
20150179036 

System and tracking items stored in a compartment


An item tracking system includes a plurality of items for storage and removal from a compartment. The system includes tags affixed to the items and configured to store identifiers for the items.
Robert Bosch Gmbh


06/25/15
20150178440 

Method and device for creating system layout of photovoltaic open-space power plant having solar trackers


A method for creating a system layout of a photovoltaic open-space power plant includes: providing configuration data for the photovoltaic open-space power plant and components thereof, predefined configuration rules for the photovoltaic open-space power plant, and configuration parameters that define the configuration rules; and optimizing allocation of location of the components of the power plant in a system layout matrix, wherein the system layout matrix images a site for the photovoltaic open-space power plant using the configuration data and the defined configuration rules to create the system layout of the photovoltaic open-space power plant.. .
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft


06/25/15
20150178326 

Hydrocarbon data management software execution system


A hydrocarbon production tracking system and method of execution are disclosed. Generally, the system includes a plurality of processing units useable to execute a hydrocarbon production tracking system application that processes and tracks historical data regarding hydrocarbon production assets via a hydrocarbon production asset database including field operations data and formulas modeling field operations an organization over a lifetime of each of a plurality of hydrocarbon production assets associated with the organization.
Chevron U.s.a. Inc.


06/25/15
20150177833 

Eye gaze determination


There is provided methods, systems and computer program products for identifying an interaction element from one or more interaction elements present in a user interface, comprising: receiving gaze information from an eye tracking system; determining the likelihood that an interaction element is the subject of the gaze information from the eye tracking system; and identifying an interaction element from the one or more interaction elements based on said likelihood determination.. .
Tobii Technology Ab


06/25/15
20150177831 

Integrated bi-sensing optical structure for head mounted display


A bi-sensing optical system capable of transmitting signals for eye and object tracking and/or detection, and/or capable of transmitting signals comprising visible light to an eye of a user and non-visible light for eye tracking and object detection and/or tracking is disclosed herein.. .
Hong Kong Applied Science And Technology Research Institute, Co. Ltd.


06/25/15
20150177608 

Auto stereoscopic projector screen


A projector system using a screen comprised of either a plurality of miniature, reflective, and concave or convex curved surfaces that are arranged in a pattern to create a screen surface for front projection, or a plurality of miniature, transparent, and curved convex or concave lenses that are arranged in a pattern to create a screen surface for rear projection, and a projector system with the pixel capacity to control the color and brightness focused onto many different subsections of each curved surface. Each curved lens or curved mirror surface is small enough so that when viewed from the viewing area, the lit and unlit areas seen within each individual curved surface blend together so that only the average brightness and color of each curved surface can be seen by a viewer.

06/25/15
20150177362 

Proximity tags for vehicles


An object tracking system includes a wireless device having a first antenna, a first transceiver coupled to the first antenna, and a sensor coupled to the first transceiver and configured to monitor a parameter of the vehicle. The parameter is related to an operational state of the vehicle.
Acco Brands Corporation


06/25/15
20150176961 

Adaptive fluoroscope location for the application of field compensation


Compensation for a field-perturbing element in a magnetic tracking system for locating a probe is achieved by creating a reaction field model while the field-perturbing element is in known positions. A magnetic field location sensor is disposed between the field-perturbing element and magnetic field generators of the tracking system.
Biosense Webster (israel) Ltd.


06/25/15
20150173723 

Method and system for automatic needle recalibration detection


A tracking system that includes a sensor and emitter is calibrated, and a tracked position and orientation of a surgical instrument is determined based at least in part on tracking information emitted by the emitter and detected by the sensor. An ultrasound system performs an ultrasound scan to acquire ultrasound scan data including the surgical instrument.
General Electric Company


06/25/15
20150173643 

Low-profile location pad for magnetic-based intra-body probe tracking system


A location pad includes a housing having a flat surface and multiple field generators. The multiple field generators are fixed to the housing and are configured to generate respective magnetic fields having respective axes that are perpendicular to the flat surface..
Biosense Webster (israel) Ltd.




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