Application licensing using sync providers
A method, system, and computer-readable storage media for licensing an application using sync providers are provided herein. The method includes receiving a request for a license for an application from a client sync provider at a licensing service and receiving information relating to the license from a commerce partner offering the application via a commerce partner sync provider. The method also includes returning the license for the application to a client computing device, receiving information relating to a state of the license from the client sync provider, and adjusting conditions of the license according to the state of the license.
Document access auditing
The present disclosure includes systems and techniques relating to document access auditing. According to an aspect, the invention involves receiving a request relating to an electronic document associated with a document tracking system; retrieving actions-taken information associated with the electronic document and maintained by the document tracking system; combining and signing the electronic document and the actions-taken information to form a signed document that includes the actions-taken information; and providing the signed document to enable access to the actions-taken information independent of the document tracking system. According to another aspect, the invention involves presenting a consent query that requests consent to an audit event to be recorded by a document control system for an electronic document tethered to the document control system; receiving a consent indication with respect to a consent statement relating to the audit event; and sending information corresponding to the consent indication to the document control system.
System and method of ownership of an online collection
Methods, systems, and apparatuses, including computer programs encoded on computer-readable media, for providing access to content of a web-based collection, which includes receiving content from at least two users authorized to provide content. A request is received from another user to view content in the web-based collection, the another user not authorized to provide content to the web-based collection. A determination is made as to whether the another user is associated with either of the two users. If so, the another user is enabled to view any content on the web-based collection. If not, the another user is prevented from viewing any content on the web-based collection. The another user is determined to be associated with one of the two users based on the one of the two users selecting the another user as having a relationship to the one of the two users on a social network website.
Discriminating data protection system
A data protection system selectively deletes data from an electronic device when the device is reported as lost or stolen, or when another data protection triggering event occurs. Different data files may, for example, be treated differently depending on when such files were created. For example, data files that were created while the computing device was known to be in the owner's possession may be deleted, while data files created after the electronic device left the owner's possession may be left intact (since they may have been created by an innocent user). Data files created between these two points in time may be quarantined so that they later be restored, if appropriate.
System and method for securing the life-cycle of user domain rights objects
In a method for enabling support for backwards compatibility in a User Domain, in one of a Rights Issuer (RI) and a Local Rights Manager (LRM), a Rights Object Encryption Key (REK) and encrypted REK are received from an entity that generated a User Domain Authorization for the one of the RI and the LRM and the REK is used to generate a User Domain Rights Object (RO) that includes the User Domain Authorization and the encrypted REK.
Automatic synthesis of unit tests for security testing
Performing security analysis on a computer program under test (CPUT). The CPUT can be analyzed to identify data pertinent to potential security vulnerabilities of the CPUT. At least a first unit test configured to test a particular unit of program code within the CPUT can be automatically synthesized. The first unit test can be configured to initialize at least one parameter used by the particular unit of program code within the CPUT, and can be provided at least a first test payload configured to exploit at least one potential security vulnerability of the CPUT. The first unit test can be dynamically processed to communicate the first test payload to the particular unit of program code within the CPUT. Whether the first test payload exploits an actual security vulnerability of the CPUT can be determined, and a security analysis report can be output.
Risk assessment for software applications
Disclosed are various embodiments for assessing risk associated with different software applications which are installed on user computing devices in an enterprise networked environment. Ratings are generated for the different software applications based at least in part on respective characteristics of the different software applications. Risk profiles are generated for the installations of the different software applications on the user computing devices in the networked environment. The risk profiles are generated based at least in part on the respective ratings, the respective user computing devices, and the respective end users associated with the respective user computing devices.
Methods, systems, and media for detecting and preventing malcode execution
A system for detecting and halting execution of malicious code includes a kernel-based system call interposition mechanism and a libc function interception mechanism. The kernel-based system call interposition mechanism detects a system call request from an application, determines a memory region from which the system call request emanates, and halts execution of the code responsible for the call request if the memory region from which the system call request emanates is a data memory region. The libc function interception mechanism maintains an alternative wrapper function for each of the relevant standard libc routines, intercepts a call from an application to one or more libc routines and redirects the call into the corresponding alternative wrapper function.
System and method for below-operating system modification of malicious code on an electronic device
A system for securing an electronic device, may include a memory, a processor, one or more operating systems residing in the memory for execution by the processor; and a security agent configured to execute on the electronic device at a level below all of the operating systems of the electronic device accessing the memory. The security agent may be further configured to detect presence of malicious code, and in response to detecting presence of the malicious code, modify the malicious code.
Dynamic selection and loading of anti-malware signatures
An anti-malware system dynamically loads and unloads additional malware detection signatures based on a collection of data sources that indicate what signatures are relevant to a host machine in its current environment. A signature selector component determines what relevant signatures should be loaded. The signature selector component uses a variety of data sources either individually, or in combination, to determine relevancy of the available malware detection signatures. The anti-malware system dynamically determines which of the available malware detection signatures and classes of signatures are relevant and should be provided to a machine based on available information. The malware detection signatures are obtained and loaded automatically from one or more sources when a threat becomes relevant. A program or application may be blocked from accessing files until the relevant malware detection signatures have been loaded onto the machine.
Cooperative intrusion detection ecosystem for IP reputation-based security
An intrusion detection system (IDS) is enhanced to operate in a cluster of such systems, and IDSs organized into a cluster cooperate to exchange IP reputation influencing events information between or among the cooperating systems in real-time to enhance overall system response time and to prevent otherwise hidden attacks from damaging network resources. An IDS includes an IP reputation analytics engine to analyze new and existing events, correlate information, and to raise potential alerts. The IP reputation analytics engines may implement an algorithm, such as a pattern matching algorithm, a continuous data mining algorithm, or the like, to facilitate this operation. Clustering IDS endpoints to share IP reputation influencing events, using the cluster-wide view to determine IP reputation, and feeding the cluster-wide view back to the IDS endpoints, provides for enhanced and early detection of threats that is much more reliable and scalable as compared to prior art techniques.
Systems and methods for preventing data remanence in memory
A system for preventing data remanence in memory is provided. The system includes a computing device, a memory chip coupled to the computing device and including memory, and a heater, the heater configured to prevent data remanence in a memory by providing heat to at least a portion of the memory. The memory includes a plurality of bits configured to electronically store data.
Method for protecting data used in cloud computing with homomorphic encryption
A method for protection of cloud computing includes homomorphic encryption of data. Partially or fully homomorphic encryption allows for data within the cloud to be processed without decryption. A partially or fully homomorphic encryption is provided. The proposed scheme can be used with both an algebraic and analytical approaches. A cloud service is implemented on a server. A client encrypts data using fully homomorphic encryption and sends it to the server. The cloud server performs computations without decryption of the data and returns the encrypted calculation result to the client. The client decrypts the result, and the result coincides with the result of the same calculation performed on the initial plaintext data.
Methods and apparatus for detecting abnormal computer files
Incoming files are examined to detect abnormal files. The incoming files may be examined for a weak file structure, such as a weak file format structure or a weak file data structure, to detect abnormal files. A weak file structure includes file structures that do not conform to the file format of the file yet still loadable by a file loader of the file format. The incoming files may also be examined for suspicious loading in memory to detect abnormal files.
An end device may include a camera configured to capture an image of an object, a touch screen configured to receive a touch input and a processor configured to determine to unlock the end device based, at least in part, on the image of the object and the touch input.
Method and apparatus for providing user authentication based on user actions
An approach is provided for authenticating using user actions. A prompt is initiated on a display for an input to authenticate a user. The input is received as a sequence of user actions on the display. A predetermined sequence associated with the user is retrieved. The received sequence is compared with the predetermined sequence to determine a match. The user is declared to be authenticated based on the comparison.
Covert high assurance personal computer with local network (CHAPLN)
A computer comprising: a first virtual machine (VM1) that is minimally configured to host a first firewall, a first network address translator (NAT), and a network interface card (NIC) which is operatively connected a low domain wide area network (WAN); a first virtual switch (VSW1) operatively coupled to the VM1; a second virtual machine (VM2) operatively coupled to the VSW1, wherein the VM2 is configured to process all low domain information; a third virtual machine (VM3) operatively coupled to the VSW1, wherein the VM3 is minimally configured to host a second firewall and a second NAT; a second virtual switch (VSW2) operatively coupled to the VM3; and a fourth virtual machine (VM4) operatively coupled to the VSW2, wherein the VM4 is configured to process all high domain information, such that the computer can operate in both high and low security levels and connect to the WAN with a single NIC.
Security management system for monitoring firewall operation
A test method for Internet-Protocol packet networks that verifies the proper functioning of a dynamic pinhole filtering implementation as well as quantifying network vulnerability statistically, as pinholes are opened and closed is described. Specific potential security vulnerabilities that may be addressed through testing include: 1) excessive delay in opening pinholes, resulting in an unintentional denial of service; 2) excessive delay in closing pinholes, creating a closing delay window of vulnerability; 3) measurement of the length of various windows of vulnerability; 4) setting a threshold on a window of vulnerability such that it triggers an alert when a predetermined value is exceeded; 5) determination of incorrectly allocated pinholes, resulting in a denial of service; 6) determining the opening of extraneous pinhole/IP address combinations through a firewall which increase the network vulnerability through unrecognized backdoors; and 7) determining the inability to correlate call state information with dynamically established rules in the firewall.
Dynamic trust connection
A network authentication system authenticates a connection-request based on a manner that the connection-request traverses the network. In client-server terminology, a server authenticates a client request for connection by examining one or more sequences of network entities (or network nodes) that form entity-patterns. The client pseudo-randomly selects entities of the network to be redirectors that redirect a received connection-request to further redirectors and/or the server. The client generates a different connection-request for each of the redirectors, and each redirector does the same for each of the further redirectors. This results in substantially unique connection-requests transmitted by each entity of the network in connection with the user request. Thus, redirector patterns are substantially unique and may be used for authentication.
Automated tests to distinguish computers from humans
Completely automated tests that exploit capabilities of human vision to tell humans apart from automated entities are disclosed herein. Persistence of vision and simultaneous contrasts are some of the properties of human vision that can be used in these tests. A video of an image is generated in colors that are distinguishable to the human eye but are not easily distinguished numerically. The image includes text manipulated such that positive image data and negative whitespace data occur at equal rates along with a noise component included in each of the video frames. Thus, raw data is made ambiguous while qualities of human visual interpretation are relied upon for extracting relevant meaning from the video.
Device using secure processing zone to establish trust for digital rights management
A DRM client on a device establishes trust with a DRM server for playback of digital content. The client executes in a secure execution environment, and the process includes (1) securely loading loader code from secure programmable memory and verifying it using a digital signature scheme and first key securely stored in the device; (2) by the verified loader code, loading DRM client code from the memory and verifying it using a digital signature scheme and second key included in the loader code; (3) by the verified DRM client code (a) obtaining a domain key from the memory; (b) encrypting the domain key with a device identifier using a DRM system key included in the DRM client code; and (c) sending the encrypted domain key and device identifier to the DRM server, whereby the device becomes registered to receive content licenses via secure communications encrypted using the domain key.
Authenticating credentials for mobile platforms
Systems and methods for providing services are disclosed. One aspect comprises authenticating a user associated with a first service, receiving a selection of a second service, generating an opaque identifier associated with the user and the first service, wherein the opaque identifier facilitates the anonymous collection of data relating to the second service. Another aspect can comprise transmitting the opaque identifier to the second service, and receiving data relating to the second service.
Internet-accessible service for dynamic authentication and continuous assertion of trust level in identities
An authentication technique involves receiving an authentication request which includes a set of authentication factors and performing, in response to the authentication request, an authentication operation based on a set of authentication factors. An authentication result of the authentication operation identifies a particular trust category among a set of trust categories. Each trust category of the set defines a unique set of user permissions. The technique further involves providing the authentication result for use by a web application. The particular trust category identified by the authentication result defines a particular set of user permissions to be imposed by the web application. For example, the trust categories may take the form of trust levels such as Low, Med, and High which control access to certain resources. Furthermore, the technique involves providing periodic and/or random authentication requests to the authentication server to detect hijacking of the user session after successful initial authentication.
Communication between authentication plug-ins of a single-point authentication manager and client systems
Various arrangements for providing authentication information to a user are presented. A single-point authentication manager executed by a computer system may receive a request to access a resource from a remote client computer system. The single-point authentication manager may manage access to a plurality of resources including the resource. The single-point authentication manager may communicate with an authentication plug-in application that performs a type of authentication. Authentication of the user may be performed. In response to performing authentication of the user, the authentication plug-in application may generate a message to be transmitted to the remote client computer system. The message may include an indication that the message is to be passed to the remote client computer system and information regarding the authentication of the user. In response to receiving the message from the authentication plug-in application, the message may be transmitted to the remote client computer system.
Automated wireless vulnerability assessment using hand-held wireless devices
A system and method are provided for employing a hand-held wireless device to assess a vulnerability of a wirelessly-accessible target network to intrusion and/or cyber-attack. The system and method are directed at providing discrete, covert and fully-automated wireless access to the target network via one or more wireless access points and to assessing characteristic of the one or more wireless access points and the target network in support of a vulnerability assessment. The hand-held wireless device is configured to collect appropriate data regarding the wirelessly-accessible network, including network and portal scans, and higher-level programmed data collection. The hand-held wireless device is further configured to analyze the collected data and to produce at least a first level vulnerability assessment of the target network without interaction by the user.
Electronic rendezvous-based two stage access control for private networks
A method for providing access to a private network resource comprises receiving an indication from an electronic rendezvous service that a client application has passed a first set of authentication and authorization processes. A request to access the private network resource is received from the client application. The client application is allowed to attempt to perform a second set of authentication and authorization processes based at least in part on receiving the indication from the electronic rendezvous service that the client application has passed the first set of authentication and authorization processes. The second set of authentication and authorization processes are performed, and the client application is allowed to access the private network resource based at least in part on a determination that the client application has passed the first and the second sets of authentication and authorization processes.
System, method and computer program product for performing one or more actions based on a determined access permissions for a plurality of users
In accordance with embodiments, there are provided mechanisms and methods for performing one or more actions based on determined access permissions for a plurality of users. These mechanisms and methods for performing one or more actions based on determined access permissions for a plurality of users can enable improved data collection and analysis, enhanced client knowledge of system access, etc.
System and method of selectively applying security measures to data services
Systems and methods of applying security measures to data services are disclosed. In one embodiment, a processor determines when more than one data service is used by or is accessible to a subscriber device and applies a security measure to at least one data service.
Secure enterprise network
A method and system enables transparent authentication and transparent policy enforcement in a fabric of a network. In an exemplary embodiment thereof, a packet stream sent from a network host to a network resource is received at a security system. The security system identifies an authentication exchange packet in the packet stream and determines, using the authentication exchange packet and a directory service, a user identity associated with the packet stream and whether the identified user has authorization to access the network resource. A network policy is created that defines whether the user has access to the network resource.
Recording/transferring program, recording/transferring apparatus, and recording/transferring method
Disclosed herein is a recording/transferring program that causes an information processing apparatus to perform the steps of: generating programming information for programming the information processing apparatus to record a particular content; starting recording of the particular content onto a recording medium in accordance with the programming information; and automatically transferring, upon completion of the recording of the particular content onto the recording medium, the particular content read out from the recording medium to an external device connected to the information processing apparatus so as to be capable of communicating therewith.
A set-top box includes a baseline record with information regarding the expected environment of the set-top box. The baseline record may be encrypted, and may include locational information. The set-top box compares the expected environment to an actual environment of the set-top box and attempts auto-reconciliation if the comparison indicates a discrepancy.In some implementations, auto-reconciliation includes performing a check of the components of the set-top box to identify improper performance. In some implementations, auto-reconciliation includes the enabling of missing entitlements or the disabling of extra entitlements.A computing device of a media content provider includes a golden source record with information establishing the expected environment for the set-top box. The media content provider may send updates for the baseline record when information in the golden source record changes. In some implementations, during auto-reconciliation a comparison is made between the golden source record and the baseline record.
Participant aware configuration for video encoder
Systems and methods for multipoint video distribution are disclosed herein. In some embodiments, system for multipoint video distribution include at least one endpoint including a EECM and a DECM, and at least one server including a SECM, the server being coupled to the endpoint. In some embodiments, methods for configuring an encoder include receiving at least one property related to a capability of a decoder, determining a number of layers to be coded by the encoder, and configuring the encoder based on that at least one property.
System and method of determining viewership information
Systems and methods of determining viewership information are provided. A method of determining viewership information includes determining viewership information from multicast routing table data associated with one or more edge routers of a media content delivery service. Each edge router of the one or more edge routers is adapted to transmit media content streams to multiple devices via a first network. The method also includes sending data related to the viewership information to a requesting device via a second network.
Information descriptor and extended information descriptor data structures for digital television signals
According to an aspect, there is provided a digital television (DTV) data stream including program and system information protocol (PSIP) data associated with content of the DTV data stream, the PSIP data including a virtual channel table (VCT) and an event information table (EIT), the EIT comprising: a source identification field identifying a source of an associated event in a DTV data stream; an event identification field indicating an identification of the event; a start time field indicating a star time of the event; a title field indicating a title of the event; and a descriptor comprising: a descriptor tag identifying the descriptor as a genre descriptor, a descriptor length indicating a total length of the descriptor; and at least one category code for an associated event in a DTV data stream, each category code specifying genre, program type, or category information of the associated event, wherein the at least one category code specifies at least one of a set of basic categories.
Content distribution platform
A system is adapted to manage the distribution of content to one or more cooperating media/substrates. The system receives data representative of environment conditions for one or more cooperating media/substrates adapted to display digital content. The media/substrates may be located in public spaces. The system compares the received data representative of environment conditions with selection criteria to identify content for distribution to the media/substrates. The selected content is distributed to the one or more cooperating media/substrates.
Techniques to provide an enhanced video replay
Techniques to provide an enhanced video replay are described. A processor component controls a video interface module, a replay clip editing module, a replay clip selection module, and a broadcast feed module. The video interface module may receive a first and a second video stream of an event in a first and a second video resolution. The replay clip editing module may determine a time period within the second video stream that contains a scene of interest and create multiple video clips in the first video resolution. The multiple video clips each represent of a portion of the field of view of the second video stream. The broadcast feed module may interrupt a broadcast feed of the first video stream and insert the selected one of the multiple video clips into the broadcast feed. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
Media stream generation based on a category of user expression
Systems and methods of media stream generation based on categories of user expression are disclosed. In an embodiment, a method includes receiving input selecting at least one category from a plurality of categories of expression. Each of the plurality of categories is descriptive of a type of expression made by users as media content is presented. The method includes selecting a group of segments of the media content. Each of the segments of media content in the group is associated with the selected category. The method further includes generating a stream of media content that includes each of the segments of media content.
Methods and apparatus for providing individual service subscribers content related services at one or more locations
Methods and apparatus for providing individual customized content delivery features and services to service subscribers are described. Individual service subscribers are issued devices such an RFID chip or IR device such as a remote control capable of transmitting service subscriber identification signals and/or records. A set top box detects signals used to identify individual subscribers and determines a subscriber identifier corresponding to each of the identified subscriber(s) and/or receives service profile record and/or service preference information from the user device. Service and/or other customer records corresponding to detected service subscriber(s) are used to determine what services and/or features are to be provided, what program channels may be accesses, what recorded programs corresponding to a subscriber may be accessed and, in some embodiments, service preference information such as personal preferences/settings relating to program guide presentation.
A method may include receiving a request, from a user device, associated with accessing a multi-media asset/content, identifying a location associated with the user device and identifying a profile for a subscriber associated with the user device. The method may also include determining whether the multi-media asset/content is available, identifying, based on the location, a content distribution network or network device to deliver the first multi-media asset/content, and identifying, based on the profile, advertisements associated with the multi-media content or asset. The method may further include inserting the identified advertisements into the multi-media asset/content and providing, via the identified content distribution network or network device, the multi-media asset/content to the user device.
Collocation in a Java virtual machine of JSLEE and Java EE
In one embodiment, a mechanism for collocation in a JAVA Virtual Machine of Java™ APIs for Intelligent Networks Service Logic Execution Environment (JSLEE) and Java™ Enterprise Edition (J2EE) is disclosed. In one embodiment, a system includes an integrated application server including JSLEE and J2EE, one or more resource adapters communicably coupled to the integrated application server, and one or more management interfaces communicably coupled to the integrated application server.
Information processing device and control method for switching between processing units running operating systems to be associated with a user interface
A method of controlling an information processing device includes selectively switching a first processor for executing a first operating system or a second processor for executing a second operating system to a user interface; storing a data table in which a first application program operating on the first operating system is associated with a second application program operating on the second operating system; sending information pertinent to activation of the first or second application program to a server device; receiving a result of a process from the server device, the process being performed by the server device for associating application programs based on the received information; updating the data table based on the received result; and activating the second application program, which is associated with the first application program being activated in the data table, in a state where the first processor has been switched to the user interface.
Sequential cooperation between map and reduce phases to improve data locality
Methods and arrangements for task scheduling. At least one job is assimilated from at least one node, each job comprising at least a map phase and a reduce phase, each of the map and reduce phases comprising at least one task. Progress of a map phase of at least one job is compared with progress of a reduce phase of at least one job. Launching of a task of a reduce phase of at least one job is scheduled in response to progress of the reduce phase of at least one job being less than progress of the map phase of at least one job.
System for error checking of process definitions for batch processes
A system for processing a batch job comprises a processor and a memory. The processor is configured to receive a batch job comprising a sequential or parallel flow of operations, wherein each operation has a defined input type and a defined output type. The processor is further configured to verify that the batch job can run successfully, wherein verifying includes checking that a first operation output defined type is compatible with a second operation input defined type when a first operation output is connected to a second operation input, and wherein verifying includes checking that a parameter used by a calculation in an operation is input to the operation. The memory is coupled to the processor and configured to provide the processor with instructions.
Measuring transaction performance across application asynchronous flows
A mechanism modifies a deployment descriptor of each application component including at least one producer application component or consumer application component, by adding, for each producer application component or consumer application component, an application component identifier, a producer or consumer type, and a recipient identifier of a recipient the application component uses. Responsive to determining a match exists and the given application component is of producer type, the application server virtual machine logs an identifier of a recipient containing a message sent by the given application component, a correlation identifier of the given application component, and an execution start time. Responsive to determining a match exists and the given application component is of consumer type, the application server virtual machine logs an identifier of the recipient resource containing a message processed by the given application component, a correlation identifier of the given application component, and an execution end time.
Selectable event reporting for highly virtualized partitioned systems
A hypervisor includes methods to receive an event log from an event source. The event log includes a notify of every partition (NEP) flag. The status of the NEP flag indicates whether the event log is to be sent to all partitions. If the NEP flag is set to a value indicating that the event log is not to be sent to all partitions, then for each partition in a set of active partitions, the hypervisor reads a platform event monitor (PEM) flag for the partition. If the platform event monitor flag is set to a value indicating the partition is to receive the event, the hypervisor passes the event log to an event service for the partition.
System and method of managing virtual machine, and control apparatus, method and program
A virtual machine management system includes an image capturing unit (30) which captures video image of a physical server (10); a marker information storage unit (102) which stores therein a marker (14) and the physical server (10) associated with each other; a display unit (46) which recognizes the marker (14) from the video image, acquires information regarding executable operations with respect to the physical server (10) and the virtual server (12) from a management apparatus (20), and displays the acquired information on a screen together with the video image of the physical server (10); an identification unit (114) which identifies the physical server (10) based on the marker (14), referring to the marker information storage unit (102); an operation acceptance unit (48) which accepts, on the screen, an operation instruction directed to the physical server (10) and the virtual server (12); and an instruction unit (132) which sends the operation instruction to the management apparatus (20).
Assignment, at least in part, of at least one virtual machine to at least one packet
In an embodiment, an apparatus is provided that may include circuitry to be comprised in a platform. The circuitry may be to determine, at least in part, at least one virtual machine (VM) resident in the platform to be assigned to process, at least in part, at least one packet. The circuitry may determine, at least in part, the at least one VM based at least in part upon (1) comparison, at least in part, of at least one destination of the at least one packet to at least one predetermined destination, and (2) at least one value based at least in part upon both at least one port associated with the at least one packet and at least one source of the at least one packet. Of course, many alternatives, variations, and modifications are possible without departing from this embodiment.
Systems and methods to identify users using an automated learning process
A computer-implemented method includes: collecting first data from first computers on which first software is installed, the first data including first characteristics associated with the first computers and adoption results of the first software; correlating the first characteristics with the adoption results to generate a correlation result; prior to installation of the first software on a second computer, collecting second data associated with characteristics of the second computer; and making a determination whether to install the first software on the second computer based on at least the second data and the correlation result.
Information processing apparatus, and information processing method and program
An information processing apparatus includes a first loading unit that loads a general-purpose software which provides a general-purpose function to an execution environmental area and mounts the general-purpose software in a predetermined directory at the time of starting up a system. A second loading unit loads a dedicated software which provides a function intrinsic to the other device to the execution environmental area and mounts the dedicated software in a predetermined directory at the time of starting up a system. An integrating unit integrates a first setting file containing general-purpose setting information which is included in the general-purpose software and a second setting file containing general-purpose setting information which is included in the dedicated software.
Updating software utilizing multiple partitions
A computing device includes a data store having two or more partitions. A first partition can be used to store information, to host a first operating system, and to perform computing tasks requested by a user. The computing tasks can be performed by the first operating system and can use/manipulate the stored information. The computing device can communicate over a network with a software server to determine whether a software update for the computing device is available for download. The software update can be downloaded into the second partition autonomously from the computing tasks being performed by the first operating system in the first partition. The downloaded software update can also be installed into the second partition autonomously from the computing tasks being performed. When the device is rebooted, either the first operating system or the second operating system (if the installation was successful) can be booted.
Synchronization modules for performing synchronization of programmable hardware elements
Customizing a target system. The target system may include a first device with a first programmable hardware element (PHE) and a second device with a second PHE. Synchronization modules may be provided for implementation on the first and second PHEs. The synchronization modules may provide a standard interface for interacting with other code. A user may specify user-created code for the first and second PHEs which utilizes the synchronization modules. The user-created code may interact with the synchronization modules using the standard interface. Accordingly, hardware descriptions may be generated for the first and second PHEs of the target system. Different modules may be used for different interconnects. Additionally, multiple synchronization modules may be used, e.g., dynamically, during operation of the target system.
Direct deployment of static content
A computerized method and a system for direct deploy of static content. Static content is received at a deployment framework of an application server. The content is forwarded to a content deployment extension (CDE) for implementing the deployment of the content on the applications server. The application server operates in online mode during the deployment. The CDE selects an appropriate content handler to handle the deployment of the content. The content is deployed by the content handler on the application server in online mode. The CDE receive a feedback from the deployment of the static content.
Managing dependencies on multi-threaded environment
A computer-implemented method for initializing computer programming elements based on dependency graphs is provided. The method includes determining a dependency graph associated with a computer programming element to be initialized. The method also includes traversing the determined dependency graph, so as to obtain thread information associated with each of the one or more computer programming elements of the determined dependency graph, and determining, based on the obtained thread information associated with each of the computer programming elements, an aggregate thread information of all the computer programming elements of the determined dependency graph. The method further includes generating code which initializes the computer programming element to be initialized based at least on the determined aggregate thread information. Systems and machine-readable media are also provided.
Method and system for generating verification information and tests for software
Disclosed is a process, system, and computer program product for generating a verification test or verification environment for testing and verifying software or mixed software/hardware. Object code is analyzed to generate and setup test information and environments. The object code is analyzed to identifying information about the software important or relevant for the verification process. Based upon the information generated form the object code, one or more verification environments or tests can be generated for testing and verifying the software or mixed hardware/software.
Predictive model of automated fix handling
This disclosure relates to a method, article of manufacture, and apparatus for predictive model of automated fix handling. In some embodiments, this includes decomposing a fix for a defect to features, establishing a mapping of the defect and the fix for the defect by associating the features with the defect, storing codes implementing the fix in directories indicating the corresponding features, adding an association of a test case with the features to the mapping, and applying a rule to the mapping to calculate a vulnerability of the fix.
Automated test tool interface
An automated test tool interface is described. A developer of a reusable web component provides an interface for obtaining an accurate identification of a root element of a component and any sub elements within the root element on a web page. An automated test framework uses this interface when recording automated tests to obtain a stable identification of the element that is independent of the rendering of the component on the web page. When the automated test is played back, the test framework again uses the interface to convert the stable identification of the element to a form that is dependent on the rendering of the component on the web page. Thus, changes in the rendering of a component will no longer cause an automated test tool to fail, as element identification in the testing framework is no longer tied to the specific rendering of the web page.
Using stack data and source code to rank program changes
A computer accesses a stack data and a source code of a program. The computer searches for a first change made to the program, wherein the first change is one of a change to a method of the program, a change to a class of the program, a change to a method that is invoked by the program, or a change to a class containing a method that is invoked by the program. The computer identifies the first change that was made to the program and determines the probability that the identified first change caused one or both of an error and a regression. The computer generates a ranked list of identified changes based, at least in part, on the probability that the identified first change caused one or both of an error and a regression.
Virtual machine image lineage
Techniques are described for tracking and maintaining the lineage of virtual machines (VMs). As applications are built or compiled, information about the makeup or elements of the applications is captured. As applications are installed on VMs, that information is also captured. As the VMs are deployed to hosts, decommissioned, migrated between hosts, etc., that information is also maintained. Therefore, it is possible to trace relations between live VMs (and/or hosts they execute on) and the elements of applications installed on the VMs. For example, if an element is a source code file, it may be possible to link that source code file with particular hosts or VMs. Or, it may be possible to determine whether a given host or VM has a dependency on an application element. Given a dataset of lineage information, a wide range of previously unavailable information can be obtained.
Techniques for disambiguating unconnected components in a visual programming interface
Computer-implemented techniques for disambiguating unconnected visual pieces in a visual programming interface (VPI) that allows a user to manipulate visual pieces to generate computer code are disclosed. The techniques include generating the VPI, receiving a command to move a selected visual piece to a requested location in the VPI, and adjusting the position of the selected visual piece to the requested location. The techniques include determining whether the selected visual piece is connected to a proximate visual piece. When the two visual pieces are not connected, the techniques include i) determining a distance between the two visual pieces, ii) comparing the distance to a distance threshold, and iii) when the distance is not greater than the distance threshold, adjusting the position of the selected visual piece and/or the proximate visual piece such that the distance between the two visual pieces is greater than the predetermined distance threshold.
Representing the structure of a data format using a class-based representation
A method of operating a computing device to explore content of a data storage, such as a binary file, using a format definition. The format definition comprises a class, with data members of the class representing a layout of data elements and their relationships in a type of a data storage. The relationships among the data elements may be represented using inheritance. The class derives from a base class providing reflection functionality. The reflection allows parsing the class so that its data members and their values are accessed at runtime, using the base class. Results of the parsing are presented in a form that allows exploring the content of the data storage and modifying the parsing results. New data may be created that conforms to the modified results.
Apparatus and method of generating multi-level test case from unified modeling language sequence diagram based on multiple condition control flow graph
Disclosed herein are an apparatus and a method for generating a multi-level test case for testing software from a unified modeling language (UML) sequence diagram (SD) based on a multiple condition control flow graph (MCCFG). The apparatus includes: a UML SD metamodel storing unit storing a UML SD metamodel defined for a model to be converted therein; an MCCFG metamodel storing unit storing an MCCFG metamodel; a model converting unit model-converting the UML SD from which the test case is to be generated according to the UML SD metamodel and the MCCFG metamodel to generate the MCCFG; and a coverage criteria unit converting the MCCFG into a tree structure and then converting the tree structure into test cases according to a selection command.
Tracking and integrity enforcement of relationships between service and composition candidates in a service model
An apparatus, system, and method for tracking and enforcing the integrity of relationships between service-oriented candidates in a service-oriented architecture (SOA) service model according to SOA design principles and paradigms. Each service-oriented component can be any one of a service candidate, a service operation candidate or a composition candidate associated with multiple service candidates. In one embodiment, the method includes receiving user input identifying relationships between service-oriented components of the SOA service model, and updating the SOA service model based on the user input. The method further includes receiving a user request pertaining to at least one service-oriented component, determining one or more relationships associated with the component based on the SOA service model, and displaying the relationships to a user.
Evaluation apparatus, an evaluation method and an evaluation program storing medium
An apparatus comprises a worker information storage unit for storing a table including, for each of a plurality of workers engaged in work of development or operation of a system, a period in which the worker possessed one of a plurality of work attributes concerning to the work, a log storage unit for storing a work log recording, for each interaction among the workers, generation time of the interaction and the workers who participated in the interaction, and an evaluation unit for calculating from the work log and outputting relation strength, for each combination of the work attributes and the pairs of the workers, that indicates the strength of the relation between the workers composing the pair, based on number of times of the interactions within the pair that the workers performed when having the work attribute.
Methods and apparatus for storing and transmitting historical configuration data associated with information technology assets
Methods and apparatus for storing and transmitting historical configuration data associated with information technology assets are disclosed. The system reads and stores a first version of data with a timestamp. The system then performs a local update by reading a second version of data with a timestamp, replacing the first set of data and timestamp, and storing the changes between the first and second versions of data. The system also may receive update requests from a remote location for the latest version of data. The changes between versions of data are sent to the remote location, where the changes between versions of data are stored and are usable to create the requested latest version of data and/or prior versions of data.
Equation based transient circuit optimization
Circuit simulation can be performed on digital, analog, and mixed signal types of circuitry. Phases of operation are identified for a circuit and transient behavior is analyzed. Multiple time points are identified and the circuit is replicated for those time points with evaluation of the circuitry performed at those various time points. Simultaneous optimization is performed across the time points. Transistors and other devices can have their lengths, widths, and number of fingers optimized. Simulation can include determining Kirchhoff current law equations for various nodes within the circuit. Equations describing device operation can include non-convex signomial equations and convex polynomial equations.
Microelectromechanical system design and layout
Methods for producing layout data for devices are described. One method includes using a genetic algorithm to determine a structure of a thermally-operated actuator. Another method includes receiving a three-dimensional model of a device, a design-rule set, and parameter ranges. Layout data are produced for devices having various combinations of parameter values in the parameter ranges.
Determining a design attribute by estimation and by calibration of estimated value
A computer-implemented method of determining an attribute of a circuit includes using a computationally expensive technique to simulate the attribute (such as timing delay or slew) of a portion of the circuit, at predetermined values of various parameters (e.g. nominal values of channel length or metal width), to obtain at least a first value of the attribute. The method also uses a computationally inexpensive technique to estimate the same attribute, thereby to obtain at least a second value which is less accurate than the first value. Then the computationally inexpensive technique is repeatedly used on other values of the parameter(s), to obtain a number of additional second values of the attribute. Applying to the additional second values, a function obtained by calibrating the at least one second value to the at least one first value, can yield calibrated estimates very quickly, which represent the attribute's variation relatively accurately.
Semiconductor device having plural memory chip
A semiconductor device includes a stacked plurality of memory chips. The memory chips each include a plurality of memory banks, a plurality of read/write buses that are assigned to the respective memory banks, and a plurality of penetration electrodes that are assigned to the respective read/write buses and arranged through the memory chip. Penetration electrodes arranged in the same positions as seen in a stacking direction are connected in common between the chips. In response to an access request, the memory chips activate the memory banks that are arranged in respective different positions as seen in the stacking direction, whereby data is simultaneously input/output via the penetration electrodes that lie in different planar positions.
Methods and circuits for optimizing performance and power consumption in a design and circuit employing lower threshold voltage (LVT) devices
Methods and circuits for optimizing performance and power consumption in a circuit design and circuit employing one or more lower threshold voltage (Lvt) cells or devices are described. A base supply voltage amplitude is determined for providing operating power for the circuit. The base supply voltage amplitude is a low or lowest voltage level that still satisfies a performance specification for the circuit. Providing a low or lowest base supply voltage level reduces or minimizes the standby (i.e., non-switching) power consumption in the Lvt device(s) since current leakage is reduced as the supply voltage level is reduced. Reducing the supply voltage level used to power the Lvt device(s) also reduces active power consumption for the circuit as well. Thus, total power consumption is optimized or reduced while still receiving the benefit of using Lvt devices to optimize or increase performance of a circuit layout and circuit.
Look-up based fast logic synthesis
Systems and techniques are described for performing circuit synthesis. Some embodiments create a lookup table based on information contained in a cell library. The lookup table is then used during circuit synthesis. Specifically, some embodiments optimize cells in a reverse-levelized cell ordering. For a given cell, a table lookup is performed to obtain a set of optimal cell configurations, and the cell is replaced with a cell configuration selected from the set of optimal cell configurations. Some embodiments concurrently optimize cells for timing, area, and power leakage based on the timing criticality of the cells.
System and method for universal control of electronic devices
A system and method for providing an integrated circuit that integrates with and controls a device wherein the integrated circuit design is developed based on a selection of characteristics of the device. The system and method also provide software for establishing interoperability between the integrated circuit and a controller.
Mask pattern design method and semiconductor manufacturing method and semiconductor design program
A mask pattern design method includes: dividing design layout data for a pattern into multiple regions and extracting any region wherein transfer dimensions obtained from a transfer simulation of the pattern from the plurality of regions exceeds a predetermined allowance range; setting a process window of which multiple transfer conditions of the pattern data from the region extracted by the process are each changed, and computing transfer dimensions obtained from a transfer simulation with each transfer condition with the process window; and extracting the transfer conditions wherein the transfer dimension obtained from the transfer simulation with each transfer condition with the process window exceeds a predetermined allowance range, and computing yield from an occurrence probability regarding the transfer condition.
Locking and unlocking of an electronic device using a sloped lock track
Systems, apparatuses, and methods that can facilitate securing an electronic device and associated information are presented. A security component facilitates display and operation of a lock track comprising a locked portion having a positive slope and an unlocked portion, including a chasm, that is adjacent to a high point of the positive-sloped unlocked portion of the lock track. A lock facilitator component (LFC) can be moved along the track between a low point of the locked portion and the unlocked portion. The LFC can be moved in response to received input, and if the input is not sufficient to move the LFC from the locked region to the unlocked region, the LFC can be moved back down the positive-sloped lock track to the low point. The security component can control information to be displayed in an overlay display region in accordance with security level(s) of the device or application.
Method and system for providing isolated detail information about stations which are simultaneously active in an irrigation system
A method provides information about stations in an irrigation system which are simultaneously active. An irrigation flow curve image is displayed which summarizes flow information for an irrigation system. The method interacts with a user to receive an indication from a user interface pointing device of a position within a flow curve area of the irrigation flow curve image on the display. The method retrieves detail information for stations in the irrigation system which are simultaneously active at a time indicated by the position of the user interface pointing device. Detail information is displayed isolating the stations in the irrigation system which are simultaneously active at the time indicated by the position of the user interface pointing device, wherein the detail information further individually indicates irrigation activity for stations which are simultaneously active at the time indicated by the position of the user interface pointing device.
Dynamic glyph-based search
A method and apparatus for a dynamic glyph based search includes an image server. The image server analyzes images to determine the content of an image. The image and data related to the determined content of the image are stored in an image database. A user can access the image server and search images using search glyphs. In response to selection of a generic-search glyph, the image server finds related images in the image database and the images are displayed to the user. In addition, refine-search glyphs are displayed to a user based on the selected generic-search glyph. One or more refine-search glyphs can be selected by a user to further narrow a search to specific people, locations, objects, and other image content.
Scene transitions in a zoomable user interface using a zoomable markup language
Methods and systems are provided for allowing a user to interface with a system. More particularly, in one exemplary embodiment, a zoomable user interface (ZUI) generated by a processor includes a collection of scenes displayable on the ZUI including a first scene and a second scene, each of the scenes being implemented using software written in a programming language. The ZUI also includes an event capture mechanism for identifying user inputs to the ZUI, including a user input for requesting a change from the first scene to the second scene; and a transition between the first scene and the second scene in the collection of scenes, the transition conveying a spatial relationship between the first scene and the second scene within the ZUI.
Desktop as immersive application
Desktop as an immersive application techniques are described. In one or more implementations, an immersive environment module is configured to provide an immersive shell through which a user may interact with applications of a computing device. The immersive environment module is further configured to provide a desktop shell within the immersive shell to support additional techniques for interaction with the application of the computing device. The desktop shell, for instance, may be configured for accessibility similar to that provided to applications in the immersive shell.
Content presentation utilizing moveable fly-over on-demand user interfaces
Content presentation using on-demand user interfaces is provided. One embodiment comprises detecting position of a pointer by a user relative to a content element in a graphical user interface displayed on an electronic display screen; displaying a popup window at a location on the graphical user interface while the pointer hovers over the content element, wherein the popup window includes a bump zone indicating that the popup window is moveable; detecting proximity of the pointer relative to the bump zone while the pointer hovers over the content element; and transitioning the popup window to a new location on the graphical user interface based on the detected proximity and movement of the pointer relative to the bump zone.
Apparatus and method for displaying changes in statistical parameters in a process control system
At least one statistical output associated with a process model and a rate of change associated with each statistical output is identified, such as by using historical data associated with the process model. The statistical outputs and the rates of change are used to generate a graphical display, such as a phase plane plot. Each point in the display is based on one of the statistical outputs and its associated rate of change. The graphical display could include multiple portions, such as quadrants, and one of the portions can be selected and highlighted. The different portions of the graphical display may represent whether the process model is a poor fit to current conditions and approaching a better fit, a poor fit and approaching a poorer fit, a good fit and approaching a poorer fit, and a good fit and approaching a better fit.
Optimizing a user interface for a computing device
In general, embodiments of the invention provide an approach to organize a user interface, such as a computer desktop, based on the role or activity of the current user. Specifically, a display area configuration of a user device is defined by selecting resources from a plurality of available resources to include in a display area configuration, building a profile from the selected resources to preserve the display area configuration, and saving the profile. The display area is then built on a user device when the profile is selected from the user device.
Web interface for remote platform build
A system may include reception of a request from a Web browser identifying source code and a computing platform, creation of a build environment corresponding to the identified computing platform, executing a build based on the source code, using the second build environment, to create build output, and transmission, to the Web browser, of a Web page including the build output.
System and method for collaboratively communicating on images and saving those communications and images in a standard known format
A network apparatus system and method of use adapted for viewing, illustrating, consulting and collaborating on medical images and saving images and illustrations in acceptable DICOM format. Specifically, a Consultant Client or a plurality of Consultant Clients having the capability to view still and streaming video medical images, then illustrating over those images with the ability to save those images. Also a Collaborator Client, a person user or a plurality of Collaborator Clients having the ability to remotely view streaming or still medical images and illustrating over those images. The Collaborator Clients can draw, telestrate and annotate over those images with the ability to save those images. The Collaborator Client also has the ability to work in partnership with other Collaborator Clients, each Collaborator Client viewing the same medical image and each illustrating on the image and each being able to view all users illustrations and medical image simultaneously.
Adding events to a calendar from another application
A method and apparatus is provided that allows a user to automatically add content, such as an event, to a container, such as, a calendar without directly accessing the container. Second and third preferred embodiments are also provided.
Apparatus, and associated method, for cognitively translating media to facilitate understanding
An apparatus, and an associated method, facilitates user understanding of the audio component of media that is played back at a device having media player functionality. Responsive to detection of user selection, a portion of the audio component of the media is converted into textual, or other, form to provide a converted-form representation of the audio component portion. The representation is displayed to the user. The representation is further translatable into a second language, and the translated, representation is displayed to the user.
Apparatus and method for text extraction
A method of determining main text in a mark-up document is provided, which comprises determining a length of each paragraph in the mark-up document; and determining one or more main paragraphs of the mark-up document based upon the length of the paragraphs in the mark-up document.
Web application code decoupling and user interaction performance
Variable data printing
Methods and arrangements are provided for generating, rendering and/or printing documents from a variable-data printing document template which defines multiple document versions, each document version may be selectable in response to input selection data. There is provided a way of producing of variable-data publishing (VDP) documents for Digital Publishing (DP) that rely upon complex document designs containing copy-holes which may be expressed according to a set of options, one of which being non-existence of the copy-hole.
Dynamic preloading of web pages
In a system, in one embodiment, having a page server for transmitting pages upon request and a page client (or “web browser”) for requesting pages and presenting those pages to an operator, the page client dynamically identifies links subsequent to the loaded page and preloads pages identified by those links for subsequent presentation to the operator, so that the preloaded pages are preloaded dynamically in response to operator selections and are available for presentation to the operator when ultimately selected. The page server and the page client may act independently or may cooperate so as to dynamically select and preload pages from the page server to the page client using parameters indicated by the page client (such as parameters selected by the operator or adaptively determined by the page client), etc. The page client may dynamically save and recall behavior information about pages to be presented.
Data receiving apparatus, data receiving method, and computer-readable recording medium
A data receiving apparatus includes: a header analyzing unit that analyzes a header of a frame and outputs header information; a checksum judging unit that calculates and judges a checksum of the frame; a buffer unit that stores a data portion of the frame; a reading unit that reads connection information corresponding to the header information from a second storage unit; an identifying unit that identifies a write location for the data portion based on the connection information; a data writing unit that reads data from the buffer unit and starts writing the data to the identified write location in a first storage unit before the checksum is judged; and a writing unit that, if the judgment result is “pass,” writes the connection information updated based on the header information to the second storage unit while the data writing unit is writing.
Error correction circuit for data communication providing parallelizable linear programming decoding
An error detection/correction system provides an electronic circuit detecting and correcting transmission errors using linear programming. Linear programming techniques are made practical for real-time error correction and decoding by dividing the linear programming problem into independent parallelizable problems so that separate independent portions of the electronic circuit may simultaneously address solutions related to individual bits and/or parity rules.
Device and method for turbo-encoding a block of data
A method for turbo-encoding a block of data including: receiving data bits of the block of data; masking irrelevant data bits by a masking unit, wherein irrelevant data bits are data bits that regardless of their value do not affect a final state of an interleaved convolutional encoder of a turbo encoder; calculating a last state of the interleaved convolutional encoder based on relevant data bits provided by the masking unit; wherein the calculating of the last state of the interleaved convolutional encoder is initialized before receiving the entire block of data; finding an initial state of the interleaved convolutional encoder based on the last state of the interleaved convolutional encoder; wherein the initial state of the interleaved convolutional encoder equals a final state of the interleaved convolutional encoder; initializing the interleaved convolutional encoder to the initial state; and turbo-encoding the interleaved data bits by the interleaved convolutional encoder.
Memory controller, semiconductor storage device, and memory control method for error correction using Chien search
According to one embodiment, a memory controller including a syndrome calculation unit which calculates syndrome based on code word which have the ability to correct t bits, an error locator polynomial calculation unit, and a Chien search unit, wherein the Chien search unit includes a root shift block which shifts all roots, a division block which divides the output from the root shift block by a predetermined polynomial, of which the order is smaller than t, and substitution block which substitutes elements into the remainder polynomial to examine if they are the roots of the remainder, and wherein the predetermined polynomial has at least one root which value is the same as one of the substituted elements.
System and method for cycle slip correction
A system and method including a parity bit encoder for encoding each n bits of data to be transmitted with a parity check bit to produce blocks of n+1 bits (n information bits plus one parity bit associated with the n information bits). Each of the blocks of n+1 bits are Gray mapped to a plurality of associated QAM symbols that are modulated onto an optical wavelength and transmitted to a receiver. A maximum a posteriori (MAP) decoder is used at the receiver to correct for cycle slip. Phase errors of 180 degrees may be detected by independently encoding odd and even bits prior to Gray mapping, and identifying errors in decoding odd numbered bits at the receiver.
Method of re-transmitting an original frame
Data bits are mapped to a lower number of slots than the number of slots available for a retransmission frame and control channels are transmitted in all available slots of the retransmission frame. The number of available slots in the retransmission frame is greater than the number of available slots in the original frame.
Decoding method for low density parity check and electronic device using the same
A decoding method for low density parity check (LDPC) and an electric device using the decoding method are provided. The decoding method includes: receiving a message and executing an iteration decoding to the message; obtaining first belief values of the message in an (i−1)th iteration; obtaining a first energy summation of the first belief values; obtaining second belief values of the message in an ith iteration; obtaining a second energy summation of the second belief values; determining whether the second energy summation is smaller than the first energy summation and whether a difference between the first energy summation and the second energy summation is larger than a first threshold; if yes, generating a decoding result according to the first belief values. Therefore, a bit error rate of the decoding is decreased.
Memory controller, semiconductor memory system, and memory control method
According to one embodiment, a memory system includes a non-volatile semiconductor memory that includes memory cells each storing 3 bits, a control unit that writes data to the non-volatile semiconductor memory, and an encoding unit that generates a first parity for user data stored in the first page, a second parity for user data stored in the second page, and a third parity for user data stored in the third page. The user data, the first parity, the third parity, and a portion of the second parity are written to the non-volatile semiconductor memory by a first data coding and a portion of the second parity and a portion of the third parity are written to the non-volatile semiconductor memory by second data coding in which the first page is 0 bit, the second page is 2 bits, and the third page is 1 bit.
Systems, methods and devices for decoding codewords having multiple parity segments
An error control decoding system decodes a codeword that includes a data word and two or more parity segments. The system includes a first decoder to decode the codeword by utilizing one or more first parity segments and the data word included in the codeword, and a second decoder to decode the codeword by utilizing one or more second parity segments and the data word included in the codeword, wherein the one or more first parity segments are different from the one or more second parity segments. An error estimation module estimates the number of errors in the codeword, and a controller selects which of the first decoder and second decoder to start decoding the codeword, wherein the selection is based on the estimate of the number of errors in the codeword provided by the error estimation module.
Write management using partial parity codes
A partial outer parity management system generates a product code based on a partial data block write to a data block and partial outer parity generated by a previous partial data block write to the data block. In one implementation, a storage device includes cache storage circuit accessible by the parity generator, the cache storage circuit being configured to cache the partial outer parity generated by the previous partial data block write to the data block in a partial outer parity cache designated for association with the product code.
Method and apparatus for enhanced error correction
A data unit is received, wherein the data unit includes a primary information data structure and a primary redundancy data structure. A secondary error correction operation is performed on one or more selected fields within the primary information data structure. After performing the secondary error correction operation, a primary error correction operation is performed on the data unit using the primary redundancy data structure, the primary error correction operation separate from the secondary error correction operation.
Computer memory test structure
A method and apparatus for a computer memory test structure. An embodiment of a method for testing of a memory board includes testing a memory of the memory board, where testing the memory including use of a built-in self-test structure to provide a first test pattern for the memory. The method further includes testing an IO (input output) interface of the memory with a host, where testing of the IO interface includes use of the built-in self-test structure to provide a second test pattern for the IO interface.
At-speed scan testing of interface functional logic of an embedded memory or other circuit core
An integrated circuit comprises scan test circuitry and at least one circuit core coupled to the scan test circuitry. The scan test circuitry comprises input and output scan chains coupled to respective input and output interfaces of the circuit core via respective functional logic blocks, and interface signal selection circuitry. The interface signal selection circuitry is configured to select a particular one of a functional input signal and a plurality of scan test input signals for application to one or more designated input signal lines of the input interface of the circuit core responsive to one or more control signals. By way of example only, the first and second scan test input signals may comprise respective first and second distinct address values and the designated input signal lines of the input interface of the circuit core may comprise address input signal lines of an embedded memory.
Method and system for providing a predefined content to a user
A computer-implemented method of providing a predefined content to a user includes generating an error message at a user device, the error message based on unavailability of the predefined content to the user at a first instance of time. The method also includes receiving one or more error messages by a server, the one or more error messages being received from one or more user devices. Further, the method includes creating a list of one or more parameters by the server. Furthermore, the method includes providing the predefined content to the user at a second instance of time based on a predefined threshold of the one or more parameters in the list.
Identifying a dimension associated with an abnormal condition
At least one value of abnormal metrics is identified as being an abnormal dimension value. A dominant dimension related to the anomaly is identified based on the identified abnormal dimension value.
Method and computer program product for forecasting system behavior
A method is disclosed for forecasting the behavior of an information technology system for executing a plurality of applications. In an embodiment, the method comprises the steps of monitoring (110) the execution of selected applications over a predefined time period, compiling (120) a trace of events indicating unintended behavior of the system during said period, determining (130) a correlation between an initial event and a subsequent event in said trace and forecasting (140) a recurrence of the subsequent event based on said correlation in response to a recurrence of the initial event. This facilitates a user to avoid or at least reduce the risk of future occurrence of events that may have a detrimental impact on the performance of the IT system.
System and method for providing virtual machine diagnostic information using a flight recorder functionality
A system and method for providing virtual machine diagnostic information. In accordance with an embodiment, a “flight recorder”, for use with a virtual machine, such as a Java virtual machine (JVM), allows a system administrator, software developer or other user experiencing a system problem to “go back in time” and analyze what happened right before a particular problem occurred in their system, and/or obtain an extremely detailed level of profiling without impacting system performance. The flight recorder does this by being tightly integrated into the core of the JVM itself, and by being very conscious of its performance overhead. This allows the flight recorder to provide a large amount of information on the inner workings of the JVM, and on Java programs running in the JVM.
Power shutdown prediction for non-volatile storage devices
A method includes, in a host that stores data in a storage device, detecting an event that is indicative, statistically and not deterministically, of an imminent power shutdown in the host. A notification is sent to the storage device responsively to the detected event, so as to cause the storage device to initiate preparatory action for the imminent power shutdown.
Self-managed processing device
A processing device may automatically provide protective services and may provide backup services for backing up and restoring user files, system files, configuration files, as well as other information. The processing device may be configured to check one or more performance conditions and perform an action to improve performance based on the one or more performance conditions. The processing device may monitor configuration and file changes and provide a user with a capability to persist or discard configuration changes and/or file changes made by an application during a session. The processing device may include a recovery button or switch, which when selected or pressed may cause the processing device to be restored to an operational state. The processing device may automatically detect instabilities and may automatically attempt to repair possible causes of the instabilities. The processing device may also include an additional chipset, which may perform backup and recovery services.
Proxy responder for handling anomalies in a hardware system
An apparatus for handling anomalies in a hardware system including a master device and at least one slave device coupled with the master device through an interconnect device is provided. The apparatus includes at least one controller operative to receive status information relating to the slave device. The status information is indicative of whether an anomaly is present in the slave device and/or the interconnect device. The controller is operative to generate output response information as a function of the status information relating to the slave device for detecting and/or responding to hardware system anomalies in a manner which reduces a need for resetting the hardware system to return to normal operation.
Method and system for calculating parity values for multi-dimensional raid
A method for calculating parity values including calculating a first set of parity values using datum stored in RAID Grid locations in a first PCB, where datum associated with the RAID Grid locations in the first PCB is obtained in a first order that is based on a Hilbert curve. The method further includes calculating a second set of parity values using datum stored in RAID Grid locations in a second PCB, where datum associated with the RAID Grid locations in the second PCB is obtained in a second order that is based on the Hilbert curve. The method further includes storing at least a portion of the first set of parity values and a second set of parity values in a cache, memory, or persistent storage, where each of the first parity values and second parity values is associated with a separate RAID Grid location in the RAID Grid.
Analysing timing paths for circuits formed of standard cells
A method of performing and correcting a timing analysis performed by a data processing apparatus on a circuit formed of a plurality of cells to account for the reverse Miller effect. The timing analysis steps includes identifying cells on and in parallel with a signal path that are driven by a same signal and determining an output transition time and a delay using the characterization data for the cell. The correcting steps includes providing further characterization data for some of the cells; correcting the output transition time for some of the cells by increasing the output transition time by an amount dependent upon the Miller capacitance for the cell and using the correction to the output transition time to correct an input transition time for a next cell; and calculating a time taken for a data signal to travel along the signal path from the delay times.
Data processor and data processing system
A reset controller is adopted which performs control for causing an external reset terminal to be shared for external output of a reset signal and input of a reset signal from outside, allowing a reset input from the external reset terminal in a state in which a power supply voltage is stable, and causing, when a reset factor due to turn-on of a power supply voltage or a reduction in the level of the power supply voltage is detected by a detection circuit, an input/output buffer to output a reset signal to the external reset terminal and masking the inflow of the reset signal from the input/output buffer to its input path, using a signal detected by the detection circuit. A mask period is assumed to be a period longer than a period from reset instructions to a reset release.
Quality of service targets in multicore processors
Technologies are described herein for adapting a processor core on a multicore processor to achieve a quality of service target. Some example technologies may identify a target level of a resource on the computer. The technologies may identify a first utilization value and a second utilization value of the resource when the processor core operates at a first frequency and a second frequency. The technologies may generate a linear interpolation between a first point and a second point. Coordinates of the first point may include the first frequency and the first utilization value. Coordinates of the second point may include the second frequency and the second utilization value. The technologies may set the processor core to operate at a third frequency, which can be specified as one of the coordinates in an intersection point between the linear interpolation and the target level.
Apparatus and method for adaptive frequency scaling in digital system
An apparatus and method for adaptively changing clock frequencies of a Central Processing Unit (CPU) and a bus in a digital system are provided. The system includes an Adaptive Frequency Scaling (AFS) controller and a clock controller. The AFS controller determines whether to change a clock frequency of the CPU according to operation information of the CPU, and determines whether to change a clock frequency of the bus according to operation information of the bus. The clock controller generates a clock frequency of the CPU and a clock frequency of the bus according to the determination of the AFS controller.
Simulation of first power good signal to generate second power good signal by power enabling control circuit for uninterrupted power supplies
A power enabling circuit for uninterrupted power supplies includes a main power supply system, a backup power supply system and a power enabling control circuit. The main power supply system is electrically connected to an external power source to convert and output a conversion power, and generates a first power good signal when the conversion power is output normally. The backup power supply system outputs a backup power when the main power supply system cannot output the conversion power. The power enabling control circuit receives the first power good signal output from the main power supply system and simulates to generate a corresponding second power good signal, and also includes a normal power supply state in which the second power good signal is sent to a motherboard and a backup power supply state to receive the backup power and continuously output the second power good signal to the motherboard.
Securing data caches through encryption
Encryption techniques for securing data in a data cache are generally disclosed. Example methods may include one or more of reading the cache to identify data, determining whether the data is encrypted to identify previously unencrypted data and/or previously encrypted data, and encrypting selectively at least a portion of the previously unencrypted data. The present disclosure also generally relates to a computer system data processor configured to read a cache to identify data, determine whether the read data is encrypted, and encrypt selectively at least a portion of the previously unencrypted data. The present disclosure also generally relates to computer accessible mediums containing computer-executable instructions for data encryption upon execution of the instructions by a data processor. The instructions may configure the data processor to perform procedures that read the cache to identify data, determine whether the data is encrypted, and selectively encrypt data determined as unencrypted.
Managed biometric identity
A computing system such as a game console maintains and updates a biometric profile of a user. In one aspect, biometric data of the user is continuously obtained from a sensor such as an infrared and visible light camera, and used to update the biometric profile using a machine learning process. In another aspect, a user is prompted to confirm his or her identify when multiple users are detected at the same time and/or when the user is detected with a confidence level which is below a threshold. A real-time image of the user being identified can be displayed on a user interface with user images associated with one or more accounts. In another aspect, the biometric profile is managed by a shell on the computing system, where the shell makes the biometric profile available to any of a number of applications on the computing system.
Key and method for entering computer related passwords via a mnemonic combination
A key for entering computer related passwords via a mnemonic combination includes an electronic key with a communication means, a computer program, a storage unit, and a user interface. The communication means is for communicating with a computer device where the computer device recognizing the electronic key as a human input device. The computer program is for creating a password and a mnemonic combination associated with the password. The storage unit is for storing the password and the mnemonic combination association with the password. The user interface is for allowing a user to enter the mnemonic combination into the electronic key. Wherein, when the user enters the mnemonic combination into the user interface, the electronic key communicating the password associated with the mnemonic combination to the computer device as a human input device.
Apparatus and method for establishing a secure session with a device without exposing privacy-sensitive information
A method and apparatus for establishing a secure session with a device without exposing privacy-sensitive information are described. In one embodiment, the method includes the authentication of a digitally signed message received from a hardware device. In one embodiment, a digital signature, created by a private signature key of the hardware device, is authenticated according to a public key of an issuer without disclosure of an identity of the hardware device. The digital signature is a signature of an ephemeral DH public key, which the verifier is now assured comes from a trusted device. An encrypted and authenticated session (“secure session”) is established with the authenticated hardware device according to a key exchange using this signed ephemeral DH public key. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
Technologies labeling diverse content
Technologies for labeling diverse content are described. In some embodiments, a content creation device generates a data structure that may include encrypted diverse content and metadata including at least one rights management (RM) label applying to the diverse content. The RM label may attribute all or a portion of the diverse content to one or more authors. The metadata may also be signed using an independently verifiable electronic signature. A consumption device receiving such a data structure may verify the authenticity of the electronic signature and, if verification succeeds, decrypt the encrypted diverse content in the data structure. Because the metadata is encapsulated with the diverse content in the data structure, it may accompany the diverse content upon its transfer or incorporation into other diverse content.
Document encryption and decryption
A document encryption and decryption system for selectively encrypting and decrypting files and any other items and method for same to protect or secure its contents by helping to prevent unauthorized individuals from viewing data in human-perceivable or readable form. The encryption system includes remote authentication to verify a user's credentials stored on a remote database hosted by a web server. The encryption system further includes remote delete to automatically delete encrypted items stored on the user's computer, handheld or portable device, smartphone, and any other computing device of any kind when it logs onto a network if the user's computer or computing device is reported lost, stolen, or otherwise compromised. Decryption keys allow selective decryption of encrypted items that are on the computer or computing device of any kind. A Windows Communication Foundation service helps with authenticating the users with the encryption key and login process stored and processed by the web server.
Communication device and communication method
A communication device for performing communication by employing first and second communication units, includes: a reception unit for receiving a communication packet including a random number generated for every connection with another communication device, a certificate calculated with the random number, and authentication method information indicating whether or not an authentication method at the second communication unit is compatible with the public key system, through the first communication unit; and a method determining unit for determining whether or not an originator of the communication packet accepts public key encryption based on the authentication method information included in the communication packet; wherein in a case of the method determining unit determining that the originator of the communication packet does not accept the public key system, the random number included in the communication packet is replied to the originator as the identification information of the device itself.
Method and system for state machine security device
A security device may be utilized to provide security measures to an electronic device that may incorporate the security device or be coupled to it. The security measures may comprise authentication (e.g., authentication of devices, users, or activities), and/or encryption measures (e.g., encrypting or decrypting exchanged data). A transaction or access via the security device may be authenticated by communicating an authentication request by the security device to an authentication server, which may generate, in response, a sequence of information requests that are sent to the security device. The security device may then generate, in response, a sequence of responses that are sent to the authentication server, with the sequence of responses comprising a sequence of reported values each of which are unique. The authentication server may then authenticate the security device based on comparing of the sequence of reported values with a sequence of expected values that identifies the security device.
Using QR codes for authenticating users to ATMs and other secure machines for cardless transactions
Systems, apparatus, methods, and computer program products for using quick response (QR) codes for authenticating users to ATMs and other secure machines for cardless transactions are disclosed. Embodiments of the present disclosure read an image displayed on a display of an external device using a mobile device associated with a user authorized to access a secure resource, decode transaction information encoded in the image, transmit the transaction information and an identifier of the mobile device from the mobile device to an authentication system, and grant access to the secure resource if the transaction information and the identifier satisfy an authentication test performed at the authentication system.
Hack-deterring system for storing sensitive data records
A mobile communication system comprising a multiplicity of mobile devices, and a server communicating with the mobile devices via a communication network, and a central database which is in data communication with the server and which is operative for storing sensitive data encrypted using at least one key, at least a portion of which is provided, only on certain occasions, by an individual one of the mobile devices and is not retained between the occasions by the central database.
Method and apparatus for providing session key for WUSB security and method and apparatus for obtaining the session key
A wireless universal serial bus (WUSB) security is provided. A method of providing a session key to be used during a session between a host and a device creates the session key based on a seed key stored in a region that is not allowed by the device; and provides the session key to the device. Therefore, a user does not need to distribute information necessary for creating the session key (i.e., a connection context) to a guest device.
Method and detection system for detecting encrypted peer-to-peer (EP2P) sessions associated with a particular EP2P network
A method and a detection system are provided for detecting encrypted peer-to-peer (EP2P) sessions associated with a particular EP2P network. Seed data associated with the EP2P network is extracted from a selected packet, and an encryption seed is obtained from the seed data. An encryption key is obtained from the encryption seed by using a key function associated with the EP2P network, and a cipher associated with the EP2P network is initialized with the encryption key. A portion or whole of the packet is decrypted, and checksum data associated with the EP2P network is extracted. A checksum is obtained from the checksum data, and the obtained checksum is compared with a reference checksum associated with the EP2P network. If the obtained checksum matches the reference checksum, a session including the packet is determined to be an EP2P session associated with the EP2P network.
Secure virtualization environment bootable from an external media device
Methods and systems for creating a secure virtualization environment on a host device, without modifying the host device, the secure virtualization environment bootable from an external media device. A host computing device loads and boots a common operating system image stored on an external media device. A client agent stored on the external media device and executing in the common operating system image creates an adapted operating system image by copying the operating system of the host computing device, eliminating all unnecessary files and data and storing the adapted operating system image to the external media device. The host computing device provides a secure virtualized environment by booting the adapted operating system image.
Method for switching dual operating system on docking system
An operating method of a dual operating system, adapted to switch a first operating system and a second operating system on a docking system composed of a portable electronic device and a docking station, wherein the portable electronic device stores the first operating system and the first part of the second operating system, and the docking station stores the second part of the second operating system, the operating method comprising automatically starting the first part of the second operating system when the portable device operates the first operating system and is in an idle mode of the first operating system. When the portable device is coupled to the docking system and operates the second operating system and is in the idle mode of the second operating system, the portable device automatically loads and executes the first operating system.
Event counter checkpointing and restoring
A method of one aspect may include storing an event count of an event counter that counts events that occur during execution within a logic device. The method may further include restoring the event counter to the stored event count after the event counter has counted additional events. Other methods are also disclosed. Apparatus, systems, and machine-readable medium having software are also disclosed.
Apparatus and method for heterogeneous chip multiprocessors via resource allocation and restriction
A method and apparatus for heterogeneous chip multiprocessors (CMP) via resource restriction. In one embodiment, the method includes the accessing of a resource utilization register to identify a resource utilization policy. Once accessed, a processor controller ensures that the processor core utilizes a shared resource in a manner specified by the resource utilization policy. In one embodiment, each processor core within a CMP includes an instruction issue throttle resource utilization register, an instruction fetch throttle resource utilization register and other like ways of restricting its utilization of shared resources within a minimum and maximum utilization level. In one embodiment, resource restriction provides a flexible manner for allocating current and power resources to processor cores of a CMP that can be controlled by hardware or software. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
Scalable hash tables
A data read/write system receives a key associated with a data read request. The data read/write system hashes the key to obtain a first hash value and hashes the key to obtain a second hash value, where the second hash value is different than the first hash value. The data read/write system obtains a pointer from a pointer array using the first and second hash values, and uses one or more bits of the pointer and the first hash value to retrieve data from a data look-up array.
Memory management unit
A data processing apparatus is provided comprising a plurality of master devices configured to issue memory access requests including virtual addresses. A memory management unit is configured to receive memory access requests and to translate a virtual address included in a memory access request from a requesting master device into a physical address indicating a storage location in memory. The memory management unit has an internal storage unit having a plurality of entries wherein indications of corresponding virtual address portions and physical address portions are stored. The memory management unit is configured to select an entry of the internal storage unit in dependence on the virtual address and an identifier of the requesting master device. Conflict between the master devices in their usage of the internal storage unit is thus avoided.
Storage apparatus and data control method using a relay unit and an interface for communication and storage management
The relay unit splits the storage area in the buffer into a plurality of partitioned areas, manages the same and, upon receiving a read request from the access request source, selects and allocates one or more from the plurality of partitioned areas and, on condition that the relevant partitioned areas are allocated, transmits the read request to the memory control unit, wherein the memory control unit reads the data requested in the received read request from the memory, splits the data which is read into a plurality of units, and transmits the same to the relay unit, wherein the relay unit stores each of the data transmitted from the memory control unit in each of the allocated partitioned areas sequentially, on condition that all of the data is stored, reads each of the data from each of the allocated partitioned areas, compiles each of the data which is read into one, transmits the same as read data to the access request source, and releases all of the respective allocated partitioned areas.
Selective migration of physical data
The system described herein allows for picking data to be moved from one physical location to another using certain criteria, such as expected activity level, to achieve load balancing or load optimization. Migrating data for a logical device includes subdividing the logical device into subsections, where each of the subsections corresponds to a particular address range of the logical device that is mapped to a physical device containing corresponding data and copying data for a first subsection from a first physical device to a second, different, physical device, where data for a second subsection is maintained indefinitely on the first physical device after copying the data for the first subsection to the second physical device. The first physical device may be provided in a different geographic location than the second physical device.
Dynamic reuse and reconfiguration of logical data objects in a virtual tape system
A method in one embodiment for operating a virtual server supporting at least one Write Once Read Many (WORM) logical data object and at least one read-write logical object includes initializing a logical data object from a common pool of the logical data objects, the logical data object bound with a member of a media type group, the member of the media type group comprising a WORM logical data object and a read-write logical data object; and reusing one of the logical data objects as the member of the media type group without ejection and reinsertion by mounting the logical data object with a write from beginning of logical data object to bind at least one data attribute to the member of the media type group to replace any previous attribute and data associated with the logical data object.
Device with processing unit and information storage
Embodiments related to a processing unit and a first information storage are described and depicted. First information is provided from a first unit into a first information storage for performing a first operation of the processing unit. During the first operation of the processing unit second information is transferred between the processing unit and the first information storage. The first information storage comprises during the first operation of the processing unit an access protection for the first unit.
System and method for protecting content
A method, computer program product, and computing system for storing an unsecure data portion within a temporary storage device. An indication of a power failure event within the storage system is received. The unsecure data portion is processed to produce a secure data portion via a processor included within a first controller card included within the storage system. The secure data portion is stored on a persistent storage device via a second controller card.
Method and apparatus for an application- and object-level I/O splitter
Example embodiments of the present invention relate to a method, an apparatus and a computer-program product for replicating logical level commands. The method comprises intercepting a logical level command at a splitter at a production site and creating a replica of the logical level command at the production site. The replica of the logical level command is then transmitted from the production site to a replication site.
Transactional cache memory system
A method for providing a transactional memory is described. A cache coherency protocol is enforced upon a cache memory including cache lines, wherein each line is in one of a modified state, an owned state, an exclusive state, a shared state, and an invalid state. Upon initiation of a transaction accessing at least one of the cache lines, each of the lines is ensured to be either shared or invalid. During the transaction, in response to an external request for any cache line in the modified, owned, or exclusive state, each line in the modified or owned state is invalidated without writing the line to a main memory. Also, each exclusive line is demoted to either the shared or invalid state, and the transaction is aborted.
Method and system for caching attribute data for matching attributes with physical addresses
A method for caching attribute data for matching attributes with physical addresses. The method includes storing a plurality of attribute entries in a memory, wherein the memory is configured to provide at least one attribute entry when accessed with a physical address, and wherein the attribute entry provided describes characteristics of the physical address.
Dynamic selection of data replacement protocol for multi-level cache
An improved technique for managing data replacement in a multi-level cache dynamically selects a data replacement protocol from among multiple candidates based on which data replacement protocol produces the greatest cache hit rate. The technique includes selecting one of multiple data replacement protocols using a random selection process that can be biased to favor the selection of certain protocols over others. Data are evicted from each level of the multi-level cache using the selected data replacement protocol, and the cache hit rate is monitored. The selected data replacement protocol is then rewarded in response to the detected cache hit rate. The selection process is repeated, and a newly selected data replacement protocol is put into use. Operation tends to converge on an optimal data replacement protocol that best suits the application and current operating environment of the multi-level cache.
Selectively depowering portion of a controller to facilitate hard disk drive safeguard operations
In response to a hard disk drive losing primary power, power is obtained from a spinning motor of the hard disk drive. Portions of a controller of the hard disk drive are selectively depowered to facilitate performing safeguard operations via the controller using the power obtained from the spinning motor.
Independently controllable and reconfigurable virtual memory devices in memory modules that are pin-compatible with standard memory modules
Various embodiments of the present invention are directed multi-core memory modules. In one embodiment, a memory module (500) includes memory chips, and a demultiplexer register (502) electronically connected to each of the memory chips and a memory controller. The memory controller groups one or more of the memory chips into at least one virtual memory device in accordance with changing performance and/or energy efficiency needs. The demultiplexer register (502) is configured to receive a command indentifying one of the virtual memory devices and send the command to the memory chips of the identified virtual memory device. In certain embodiments, the memory chips can be dynamic random access memory chips.
Faster tree flattening for a system having non-volatile memory
Systems and methods are disclosed for efficient buffering for a system having non-volatile memory (“NVM”). A tree can be stored in volatile memory that includes a logical-to-physical mapping between a logical space and physical addresses of the NVM. When the amount of memory available for the tree is below a pre-determined threshold, a system can attempt to reduce the number of data fragments in the NVM, and consequently flatten a portion of the tree. The NVM interface may select an optimal set of entries of the tree to combine. Any suitable approach can be used such as, for example, moving one or more sliding windows across the tree, expanding a sliding window when a condition has been satisfied, using a priority queue while scanning the tree, and/or maintaining a priority queue while the tree is being updated.
Method and system for random write unalignment handling
A method and system are disclosed for handling host write commands associated with both data aligned with physical page boundaries of parallel write increments in non-volatile storage areas in a non-volatile storage device and data unaligned with the physical page boundaries. The method may include a controller of a storage device identifying the aligned and unaligned portions of received data, temporarily storing the aligned and unaligned portions in different queues, and then writing portions from the unaligned data queue or the aligned data queue in parallel to the non-volatile memory areas when one of the queues has been filled with a threshold amount of data or when the controller detects a timeout condition. The system may include a storage device with a controller configured to perform the method noted above, where the non-volatile memory areas may be separate banks and the queues are random access memory.
Semiconductor storage device-based high-speed cache storage system
Embodiments of the present invention provide a SSD-based high-speed cache storage system. Specifically, in a typical embodiment, a network cache component (NCC) is coupled to a high-speed cache storage pool (HCSP). The NCC generally comprises: a set of semiconductor storage device (SSD) memory disk units for storing data; a network cache controller coupled to the set of SSD memory units; a network traffic analysis component coupled to the network cache controller; a network interface coupled to the network traffic analysis component; a general storage controller coupled to the network cache controller; and a general storage interface coupled to the general storage controller. Moreover, the HCSP typically comprises a cache server, an internal interface, and a general storage system coupled to one another.
Flash memory device comprising host interface for processing a multi-command descriptor block in order to exploit concurrency
A flash memory device is disclosed comprising a flash controller for accessing a first flash memory over a first channel and a second flash memory over a second channel. A multi-command descriptor block is received from a host, wherein the multi-command descriptor block comprises identifiers for identifying a plurality of access commands that the host is preparing to request. A first group of the access commands are selected to execute concurrently and a second group of the access commands are selected to execute concurrently. The first group of access commands are received from the host and executed concurrently by accessing at least the first and second flash memories concurrently. The second group of access commands are received from the host and executed concurrently by accessing at least the first and second flash memories concurrently.
Method for managing multi-layered data structures in a pipelined memory architecture
A method for managing multi-layered data structures in a pipelined memory architecture, comprising the steps of: —providing a multi-level data structure where each level corresponds to a memory access; —storing each level in a separate memory block with respect to the other levels. In this way, a more efficient usage of memory is achieved.
Extender storage pool system
Various embodiments for managing data in a computing storage environment by a processor device are provided. In one such embodiment, by way of example only, an extender storage pool system is configured for at least one of a source and a target storage pool to expand an available storage capacity for the at least one of the source and the target storage pool. A most recent snapshot of the data is sent to the extender storage pool system. The most recent snapshot of the data is stored on the extender storage pool system as a last replicated snapshot of the data.
Providing a consolidated sideband communication channel between devices
In an embodiment, the present invention includes a protocol stack having a transaction layer and a link layer. In addition a first physical (PHY) unit is coupled to the protocol stack to provide communication between a processor and a device coupled to the processor via a physical link, where the first PHY unit is of a low power communication protocol and includes a first physical unit circuit. In turn, a second PHY unit is coupled to the protocol stack to provide communication between the processor and the device via a sideband channel coupled between the multicore processor and the device separate from the physical link, where the second PHY unit includes a second physical unit circuit. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
Unified message-based communications
A system includes a plurality of processors, a message fabric, and a plurality of hardware units. Each of the plurality of processors comprises a plurality of communication FIFOs and has an instruction set including at least one instruction to send a message via at least one of the plurality of communication FIFOs. The message fabric couples the processors via at least some of the plurality of communication FIFOs . Each of the processors is associated with a respective one or more of the hardware units and coupled to each of the associated hardware units via respective hardware unit input and output communication FIFOs. Each of the processors is enabled to send messages to others of the processors via respective processor output communication FIFOs. The respective hardware units associated with each of the processors are enabled to send messages to the associated processor via the respective hardware unit input communication FIFOs.
Apparatus and method for providing a bidirectional communications link between a master device and a slave device
A bidirectional communications link between a master device and a slave device includes first endpoint circuitry coupled to the master device generating forward data packets, second endpoint circuitry coupled to the slave device for receiving reverse data packets, and bidirectional communication circuitry for transferring forward data packets from the first endpoint circuitry to the second endpoint circuitry and reverse data packets from the second endpoint circuitry to the first endpoint circuitry. In response to a power down condition requiring a power down of at least one of the first endpoint circuitry and the second endpoint circuitry, performance of said power down is deferred until both said outstanding forward credit signal and said outstanding reverse credit signal have been de-asserted.
Reconfigurable modular computing device
A configurable computing device comprising a housing, a printed circuit board disposed within the housing, a first microcontroller and a second microcontroller each coupled to the PCB, wherein the first microcontroller and the second microcontroller are in electrical signal communication with each other, a computer-on-module (COM) coupled to the PCB, wherein the COM is in electrical signal communication with the first microcontroller and the second microcontroller, and one or more peripheral modules coupled to the PCB, wherein, the peripheral modules are each in electrical signal communication with the first microcontroller and wherein, the peripheral modules are each in electrical signal communication with the COM via the second microcontroller.
Methods and systems for I/O cancellation using memory swap
Described herein are techniques for cancelling I/O requests. Initially, virtual memory of an application is assigned to a first portion of memory. The application may issue a read request to an external device. The external device is instructed to record any response to the read request in the first portion of memory. The read request may be cancelled as follows. The virtual memory of the application may be re-assigned to a second portion of the memory. If and when the external device finishes processing the read request, the external device's response to the read request may still be saved in the first portion of memory, even though the read request has been cancelled. Such action of the external device would ordinarily corrupt the virtual memory of the application, but due to the memory re-assignment, no corruption of the virtual memory occurs. Similar techniques may be applied to cancel write requests.
Systems and methods for data compression and feature extraction for the purpose of disaggregating loads on an electrical network
Some embodiments concern a method of detecting usage of one or more electrical devices coupled to an electrical power line. An electrical power signal with a predetermined period is on the electrical power line. The one or more electrical devices place one or more noise signals on the electrical power line. The electrical power signal comprises the one or more noise signals. The method can include: using a data acquisition device to acquire first data about the electrical power signal on the electrical power line such that the acquiring of the first data is synchronized with the predetermined period of the electrical power signal; processing the first data to create frequency domain data; and applying a feature extraction algorithm to the frequency domain data to determine a transition of an electrical state of at least a first one of the one or more electrical devices. Other embodiments are disclosed.
Apparatus and method for defect revectoring in a multi-channel mass storage device
In some embodiments, a mass storage system may include a mass storage device having a plurality of memory channels, and a controller coupled to the mass storage device, wherein the controller is configured to control access to the mass storage device. For example, the controller may include code to determine a first vertical redirect budget for a first memory channel of the plurality of memory channels, revector defects in the first memory channel vertically within the first memory channel until the first vertical redirect budget is exceeded, and revector defects in the first memory channel horizontally outside of the first memory channel within another memory channel of the plurality of memory channels after the first vertical redirect budget is exceeded. Other embodiments are disclosed and claimed.
Programmable universal IO interface
A system is provided that includes a controller that is configured to enable communication between one or more sensors and a processor. The controller includes a plurality of input-output (IO) ports each configured to couple to the one or more sensors. Moreover, each of the IO ports is configured to couple to a plurality of sensor types such that each IO port is configured to couple more than one sensor type. The controller also includes an interface configured to receive a selection of a selected mode from a plurality of modes each corresponding to a sensor type. Furthermore, the controller includes a switch block having a plurality of switches each configured to toggle a connection in the switch block according to the selected mode.
Electronic device and method of signal transmission therein
A method of signal transmission is to be implemented by a control module of an electronic device. The control module includes a first input/output (I/O) port to be coupled to an input module, a second I/O port to be coupled to an output module, and a control unit. In the method, the control unit is configured to electrically interconnect the first I/O port and the second I/O port such that the input module is able to communicate with the output module, or to open a specific channel and to temporarily stop transmission within other channels, based on a signal or instruction received from the input module.
Domain management processor
Various embodiments of a method  of distributing configuration information within a predefined set of conjoined blades of a blade partition are described. In one embodiment, a configuration rule at a database for a predefined set of conjoined blades of a blade partition is accessed, wherein conjoined blades within the blade partition are coupled with management processors . A portion of the configuration rule is compared with a hardware configuration of the blade partition . The portion of the configuration information is an identification of the conjoined blades . When the portion of the configuration rule correlates with the hardware configuration, the configuration rule is provided to the management processors of the blade partition .
System and method for dividing and synchronizing a processing task across multiple processing elements/processors in hardware
A shared counter resource, such as a register, is disclosed in the hardware, where the register representing how much free space there is in the command queue is accessible to one or more processing elements. When a processing element reads the “reservation” register, the hardware automatically decrements the available free space by a preconfigured amount (e.g., 1) and returns the value of the free space immediately prior to the read/reservation. If the read returns 0 (or a number less than the preconfigured amount), there was insufficient free space to satisfy the request. In the event there was insufficient space to satisfy the request the reservation register may be configured to reserve however much space was available or to not reserve any space at all. Any number of processing elements may read these registers and various scenarios are described where the input and output queues are accessible via various processing elements.
Mixed mode simulation
Described are techniques for servicing command requests. A first command request is received. A determining step is performed to determine whether to simulate servicing the first command request using a simulator or whether to service the first command by processing in accordance with a non-simulation mode. The first command request is one of a plurality of command requests, and a first portion of the plurality of command requests are simulated whereby the first portion of commands are serviced using the simulator and a second portion of the command requests are serviced in the non-simulation mode. The first command request is serviced in accordance with the determining step.
Apparatus and method for communication services network
A communication services network is described that enables client communication devices to synchronously or asynchronously communicate with one another or with legacy communication devices through a gateway in either (i) a real-time mode or (ii) a time-shifted mode and (iii) to seamlessly transition between the two modes. As the media of a message is either created or retrieved from memory, the sending client device progressively transmits the media over the network. The network progressively routes the media as it is transmitted to the recipient client device or gateway, which progressively stores the media as it is received. With progressive storage, the recipient has the option of rendering the media as it is received in the real-time mode, rendering the media out of storage in the time-shifted mode, or seamlessly transitioning between the two modes. In addition, users may communicate with each other “live”, similar to a conventional full duplex telephone call, when messages are synchronously transmitted and rendered in real-time with respect to one another. Alternatively, users may communicate with each other asynchronously by sending messages back and forth at discrete times, or by time-shifting the review of received messages.
Method and device for data segmentation in data compression
A method and device for data segmentation in data compression are disclosed. The method includes: acquiring a segmentation rule corresponding to the length of a current unsegmented data stream according to the length of the current unsegmented data stream in a data stream to be compressed, whereas the length of the unsegmented data stream increases, the probability that the corresponding segmentation rule is satisfied increases monotonically, and when the segmentation rule corresponding to a first length is satisfied, the segmentation rule corresponding to a second length is definitely satisfied too; where the first length and the second length are the length of the unsegmented data stream, and the first length is smaller than the second length; and segmenting, by using the segmentation rule, the data stream to be compressed.
A network in which peer-to-peer remediation is provided to keep clients in the network up-to-date. As network clients establish peer-to-peer connections, they exchange status information. The status information allows the clients to mutually identify whether one client is more out-of-date than another. The more up-to-date client provides update information to the more out-of-date client. To preserve the integrity of the update process, updates are provided as signed binary files and are only applied by the client receiving the update if the binary file may be authenticated by the recipient.
Aspects of the subject matter described herein relate database virtualization. In aspects, clusters of database servers may be located at various locations of the Internet. When a client seeks to access a logical database, the client may send a logical server and logical database name in a data structure. These names may be used to find a physical server(s) and database(s) that correspond to the logical database. Once the location is determined, a proxy component is used to intercept and/or forward communications between the client and the physical server(s) and database(s) corresponding to the logical database. Using this system, a client may access data from a logical database without knowing the physical address of the logical user database.
Topology detection of LTE nodes
A network monitoring system probe is coupled to network interfaces and captures data packets. A monitoring system processor identifies messages specific to S1-MME interfaces and identifies GUMMEI parameters in the S1-MME interface messages. The monitoring system creates MME node entries in a network topology list, each of the MME nodes corresponding to a unique GUMMEI value. The monitoring system links individual S1-MME interfaces, SCTP associations, and MME IP addresses to a particular MME in the network topology list. Using authentication messages carried on the S6a and S1-MME interfaces, the monitoring system links individual S6a interfaces and S6a interface IP address to a particular MME in the network topology list and creates one or more HSS node entries in the network topology list. The monitoring system also creates eNodeB, S-GW, and PDN-GW nodes in the network topology list and links them to IP addresses and X2, S11, and S5/S8 interfaces.
Methods and systems for managing contention among nodes in wireless communication systems
A method of managing contention in a wireless network is described. The wireless network may include an access router and a plurality of access terminals connectable to the base station. The method may include designating a data slot as a downlink slot or an uplink slot, and sending a signal from the access router to the access terminals to indicate the designation of the data slot. The access router may determine whether the data slot should be designated as a downlink slot or an uplink slot by assessing information such QoS (quality of service) requirements contained in a REQ message received from one or more of the access terminals, and information regarding buffer level received from one or more of the access terminals.
Optimized game server relocation environment
A system is provided for migrating a VM over a WAN. A first server has a VM. The first and second servers are operatively connected over the WAN by a virtual private local area network service. The first server migrates the VM to the second server by coping files and state of the VM to the second server without interrupting the interactive software on the VM. During a last round of migrating the VM, for packets intended for the VM on the first server, the first server buffers the packets in a buffer as buffered packets. Instead of delivering the buffered packets to the VM, the first server transmits the buffered packets to the second server. The second server plays the buffered packets to the VM migrated to and operating on the second server, such that buffered packets are played before current packets currently received from the clients are played.
System and method of delivering content based advertising
A system and method is disclosed for presenting relevant advertising to user search queries. The ads are based on content which is derived from a set of documents/pages from websites forming a collective.
System and method for accessing a device having an assigned network address
A communications system includes a mobile computing device having a dynamic address and mobile web server software. A network web server has a portal web page at which a web client can reliably and consistently establish an internet connection. In response to receiving a request from the web client to access the mobile computing device, the network web server re-routes the web client from a static address of the network web server to the assigned address of the mobile computing device. The mobile computing device repeatedly registers the current version of its address with the network web server. The mobile computing device, network web server and web client are commercially available, off-the-shelf components that require only targeted configuration changes to perform the disclosed re-routing operations.
Systems and methods for managing network devices based on server capacity
An exemplary network management system comprises a management server communicating with a plurality of network devices via a network. Each network device initiates a check-in request with the management server that indicates a task to be performed by the server. Upon receiving a check-in request from a network device, the management server is configured to determine a task to be performed that requires communication with the network device, and the management server is configured to determine a weight value indicative of a processing burden for the server in performed such task. The management server is further configured to determine whether to perform the task during the current check-in session based on the weight value.
Roaming bandwidth guidance for mobile computing devices
A mobile computing device includes a roaming bandwidth advisor for determining size information of web data (e.g., webpage, streaming media) before the web data is received in the mobile computing device. The mobile computing device may cooperatively work with a cloud computing system to obtain size information of the web data. Roaming fee information (e.g., the size of the web data and/or associated roaming fee) for receiving the web data is displayed on the mobile computing device before a request for the web data is sent out of the mobile computing device.
Remote user computer control and monitoring
In a computer-implemented method of computer usage monitoring, at least one of the following is electronically monitored on a computing device without reference to an electronically produced visual image: one or more of keywords or phrases input into an application; a presence of one or more of the keywords or phrases in a file; or the launching of one or more applications or programs. Responsive to the input of one or more of the listed keywords or phrases into an application running on the computing device, the presence of one or more of the listed keywords or phrases in a file on the computing device, or the launching of one or more of the listed applications or programs on the computing device, an electronic form of at least one visual image produced by the computing device is recorded and electronically dispatching to another computing device.
Business processes tracking
Systems, methods, and machine readable and executable instructions are provided for business process tracking. Business process tracking can include collecting data from network traffic. Instances of the data can include a number of events, a session identifier, and user information. The data can be filtered to a reduced number of events with a network monitoring engine. A number of business process event identifiers corresponding to the reduced number of events can be defined in a network adaptor. An individual instance of the business process can be distinguished according to the session identifier and the user information. The individual instance of the business process can be tracked independent of a number of applications running on the network.
Multi-phase monitoring of hybrid system landscapes
A multi-phase monitoring of hybrid system landscapes is described. Calendar data for planned and unplanned downtimes is generated at a number of computer system environments of a hybrid system landscape. Generated calendar data is requested from a computer system environment hosted by a first entity. Generated calendar data for at least one downtime of at least one component of a computer system environment hosted by a second entity is synchronized with calendar data for at least one downtime of at least one component of the computer system environment hosted by the first entity received in response of the request. Availability of the hybrid system landscape is evaluated based on the synchronized calendar data.
Client device identification through cache manipulation
A method of identifying a networked client device of a host machine or server includes generating an encoded modified date during a first access attempt by the client device of a server-based object, storing the encoded modified date in a local cache of the device, and processing the encoded modified date during a second access attempt by the client device. A system includes the server and a memory device on which is recorded a server-based object. The server generates and stores the encoded modified date in the local cache, e.g., via HTTP, during the first access attempt of the object by the client device, and processes the encoded modified date during a second access attempt by the same client device to uniquely identify the client device. Restricted information may be provided to the client device upon successful identification.
Automated deployment of software for managed hardware in a storage area network
In one aspect of the present description, a systems manager based upon a common model of information protocol or standard includes automated storage area network (SAN) expansion management which permits additional provider modules to be automatically installed if needed in response to devices being added to the SAN. In addition, the automated SAN expansion management permits installed provider modules to be automatically configured in response to devices being added to the SAN. Still further, in another aspect, the automated SAN expansion management can automatically determine if a suitable host processor exists to host installation of a new provider module and if not, the automated SAN expansion management can automatically deploy a suitable host processor such as a virtual server to host installation of a new provider module. Other features and aspects may be realized, depending upon the particular application.
Method, remote access server and system for configuring a quality of service parameter
A method, a remote access server and a system for configuring a QoS parameter are provided. In the method, the RAS and the system, when performing QoS configuration, a first network sends data traffic description information of a data traffic to be transmitted to a second network, so that the second network may perform QoS configuration of the second network according to the data traffic description information; and after completing local configuration, an RAS of the first network directly returns a configuration completion response to a QoS management device of the first network without waiting for a configuration completion message returned by the second network, so that the QoS management device of the first network continues performing the QoS configuration of the first network, thereby achieving parallel QoS configuration of the first network and the second network, reducing the delay of the QoS configuration.
Distribution of applications over a dispersed network
Disclosed are various embodiments for facilitating anticipatory distribution of applications to a network of remote hosts. A demand for each of the applications is calculated. Based on criteria within the demand and computing resources available, remote hosts are selected to receive the applications. Transmissions of the applications to the selected remote hosts are scheduled and monitored for completion according to the schedule.
Method of performing service group owner transfer procedure in communication system
A method of performing a Service Group Owner Transfer procedure in a communication system is disclosed. The method comprises transmitting a SG Owner transfer request message from a first PNE to a CPNS Server, and from the CPNS Server to a second PNE; and transmitting a SG owner transfer response message from the second PNE to the CPNS Server, or from the CPNS Server to the first PNE; wherein the SG Owner transfer request message comprises at least one information element (IE) of a first PNE ID, a first PN ID, an first SG ID, a CandidatePNE ID and a reason to change, or the Response message comprises at least one IE of an Accept, a second PNE ID, a second PN ID and a second SG ID.
Extensible remote display infrastructure with dynamic virtual channels
An extensible remote display infrastructure is described that provides support for a competitive multi-vendor development environment. Application functionality may be partitioned to suit the needs of a given application and client-side functionality may be packaged in dynamic virtual channel plug-ins for remote display clients. Interactive coupling between the remote display clients and the dynamic virtual channel plug-ins may be facilitated by remote display client extensibility repositories. The remote display client extensibility repositories may be located within a communication infrastructure aspect of the extensible remote display infrastructure and, in particular, at a static virtual channel level. Dynamic virtual channel plug-ins may register properties, functionality and/or components with remote display client extensibility repositories at available granularity.
Cloud connector for interfacing between a network attached storage device and a cloud storage system
A cloud connector for interfacing between a network attached storage device and a cloud storage system (CSS). The cloud connector comprises a unified cloud protocol module for communicating with the network attached storage (NAS) device using a cloud transport protocol; a plurality of cloud protocol drivers for interfacing with at least one of a plurality of storage devices and a plurality of cloud storage providers, wherein the plurality of storage devices and the plurality of cloud storage providers are part of the CSS; and a permissions-and-quotas enforcement module for enforcing access control to data blocks stored in at least one the plurality of storage devices and the plurality of cloud storage providers of the CSS.
Advertising end-user reachability for content delivery across multiple autonomous systems
In general, techniques are described for advertising end user content delivery reachability by content delivery networks (CDNs) to upstream content serving entities. In one example, a CDN interconnection (CDNI) device of a content serving entity receives a prefix advertisement that specifies a downstream entity and indicates the downstream entity provides content delivery reachability to the network address prefix. A request router of the CDNI device receives a content request that includes a request for content and specifies a network address of an end user device to receive the content, wherein the network address is within a range defined by the network address prefix. The request router selects the downstream entity to serve the content request based at least on the content delivery reachability indication and redirects the content request to the downstream entity.
Cross-frame progressive spoiling support for reduced network bandwidth usage
An invention is disclosed for efficiently processing and transmitting graphics data in a remote desktop environment. In embodiments of the invention, a connection is established between a remote desktop server computer and a remote desktop client computer. The remote desktop server computer may process graphics data representative of a remote user desktop. The remote desktop server computer may divide the remote desktop screen in data regions and portions. The remote desktop server computer may then encode and transmit each region to the remote desktop client computer at a certain quality that may be adjusted progressively across the screen frames. The remote desktop server computer may also stop encoding and transmitting the portions of the data region that would not be visible to a user when the region is rendered on a display. The remote desktop user experiences an image quality gradually improving with each frame containing information about the image.
Data services using location patterns and intelligent caching
Pre-caching may decrease the response time necessary for a wireless communication network to fulfill a user request. Pre-caching includes predicting what data the user will request next and preemptively fetching that data from a network (e.g., the Internet). Additionally, the wireless communication network may predict the geographic location of the mobile device when it makes the request. Instead of pre-caching the data in the memory of the mobile device, the data may be stored at a wireless access point that has a radiation pattern that covers the predicted geographic location of the mobile device. Once the wireless access point receives the request from the mobile device for the pre-cached data, the pre-cached data may be transmitted wirelessly to the mobile device, thereby avoiding having to forward the request to rest of the communication network.
Application-driven shared device queue polling
Methods and systems for application-driven polling of shared device queues are provided. One or more applications running in non-virtualized or virtualized computing environments may be adapted to enable methods for polling shared device queues. Applications adapted to operate in a polling mode may transmit a request to initiate polling of shared device queues, wherein operating in the polling mode disables corresponding device interrupts. Applications adapted to operate in a polling mode may be regulated by one or more predefined threshold limitations.
Delivery control for HTTP communications among multiple end user communication devices
An exemplary method is implemented by end-user communication devices for processing the receipt of an HTTP message wherein a received HTTP message comprises a digital packet having a header and a user data segment. The user data segment contains a user message and an acknowledgement command where the acknowledgement command conveys a request from an originating device to acknowledge receipt of the subject HTTP message. The received user message is prevented from being displayed on a screen of the first end-user communication device of content until input is entered authorizing a reply to the acknowledgement request. Upon receiving the authorization: a reply HTTP message with an acknowledgement is automatically generated by the first end-user communication device and transmitted to the originating device; the content of the message is displayed.
Prioritized notifications in a social network
The disclosed subject matter relates to systems, methods, and machine-readable media for ordering notifications for display in a social networking environment. One example system is configured to obtain a set of notifications for a user, wherein each notification in the set of notifications is generated in response to an event in a social network and, for each notification in the set of notifications, determine an event type associated with the notification and calculate a priority score for the notification based on the event type associated with the notification. The system is further configured to display the set of notifications based on the priority score for each notification in the set of notifications.
Employing report ratios for intelligent mobile messaging classification and anti-spam defense
Systems, methods, and devices that classify mobile messages and associated mobile message senders are presented. A communication network can comprise a message abuse detector component (MADC) that evaluates a mobile message, for example, labeled as abusive in an abuse report. The MADC can evaluate information relating to the abuse report, wherein the evaluations can include an abuse-report-hash-ratio, an abuse-report-sender-ratio, correlation of mobile message content to known spam content or non-spam content, and/or evaluation of reputation of the mobile message sender or abuse report sender, etc. Based at least in part on the evaluation, the MADC can classify mobile message as spam, subscription related, or as another type of mobile message, and can identify, select, and execute (e.g., automatically) a desired abuse management action(s) based at least in part on the evaluation and predefined message abuse criteria.
Method and system for aggregating communications
The present invention provides for method, system, and apparatus for facilitating communication between a first set of networked devices, such as client devices, and a second networked device, such as a server. A query message is transmitted from a representative device of the first set of networked devices, to the second networked device. The representative device may be selected in several ways. A response message may be transmitted from the second networked device, the message comprising an indication of devices from the first set of networked devices for which communications are pending. The response message is processed and devices identified in the response message are notified.
Active e-mail filter with challenge-response
When a user receives potential junk e-mail from an unknown sender address, an active filter installed in or cooperating with the user's e-mail system sends a challenge e-mail back to the sender address. Unless the user receives a correct response e-mail from the sender address and/or a response that meets formal criteria, the active filter rejects the original e-mail and blocks future e-mail from that sender address. The challenge preferably includes a question that the sender must correctly answer in his response. The question is such that only humans can interpret and respond to it correctly. For example, the question may relate to and/or be incorporated in an image in the challenge. Lists of approved and blocked sender addresses are compiled. The user may directly enter addresses in the address lists. Addresses to which the user has sent e-mail may also be included directly in the approved list.
Method and system for policing events within an online community
A method and system for policing events within an online community comprising a plurality of users having corresponding user information stored in a user database. The method comprises: receiving data indicative of an event from a user of the plurality of users of the online community; selecting a plurality of eligible users (such as from the plurality of users, for example based on the stored user information) to form a jury to evaluate the data indicative of the event with respect to rules for the online community stored in a rules database; and electronically taking an action in respect of corresponding stored user information of a user who performed the event based on the jury evaluation of the data with respect to the rules for the online community.
Method and apparatus for multimedia collaboration using a social network system
In one embodiment, the present invention is a method and apparatus for multimedia collaboration using a social network system. In one embodiment, a method for using a social network to establish a collaborative multimedia interaction includes receiving a request from a user to establish the collaborative multimedia interaction, where the user has established the social network, and notifying one or more members of the social network of the collaborative multimedia interaction using, in some embodiments, information about the members' current or last known digital presence and a customizable set of notification rules.
Contiguous location-based user networks
Contiguous location based user networks are disclosed herein. A method includes receiving an identification of an area of interest associated with a user of, and transmitting the identification of the area of interest to a server. The method includes determining a location of the user device and transmitting the location to the server. The method includes receiving information identifying a proximity group comprising the user and a plurality of other users. The proximity group includes least one other user being within a proximate area of the location of the user device and having an area of interest corresponding to the area of interest of the user. The proximate area corresponds to a second geographic region smaller than the area of interest. The proximity group further comprising at least one additional other user identified as a neighbor of each of the user and the at least one other user.
Recovery and fault-tolerance of a real time in-memory index
Techniques for recovery and fault-tolerance of a real time in-memory index are presented. A queue management component controls a queue component to have it communicate respective data segments of a data stream to respective partitions of a repository, based on a randomizing function, a stream ID of the data stream, and respective segment numbers of the respective segments. The repository stores data streams for a defined period of time. A driver component distributes queries to the partitions of the repository to request data stream segments, and the repository can provide segments that have not yet expired. The driver component aggregates the results to reproduce the data stream, which can be provided to a requesting client. When a partition is recovering from being offline, the partition can request that the queueing system re-deliver data segments over a specified time period, and the queue component can re-deliver the desired data segments.
Device and method for controlling dissemination of data by transfer of sets of instructions between peers having wireless communication capacities
A method is intended for controlling dissemination of data in a peer-to-peer mode between peers having wireless communication capacities. This method consists i) in creating N sets of instructions in a first peer each set being intended to be used for carrying out an action relative to these data and to be deleted after having been used, and ii) when this first peer cannot use locally remaining sets of instructions relative to these data, in transferring at least one of these remaining sets of instructions from this first peer to at least one second peer in order that this remaining set of instructions could possibly be used by this second peer.
Applying different transport mechanisms for user interface and image portions of a remotely rendered image
A system and method for remote rendering of computer graphics wherein user transactions are reliable and the transmission of rendered graphics is relatively fast. The invention is implemented in a client server context, where a computer graphics application and rendering resources are located at a server. A user controls the graphics application through a client machine connected to the server through a computer network. The user's commands are sent from the client to the server, while rendered computer graphics are transmitted from the server to a display at the client. Different transport protocols are used, depending on the requirements of a particular transmission. Data related to user interactions is transmitted using a relatively reliable transport protocol, such as TCP. Rendered subject graphics data is transmitted from the server to the client using a less reliable but faster transport protocol, such UDP.
Embedding application services in a distributed datastore
Described embodiments provide systems and methods for building client server applications. The application server code is deployed within a distributed datastore and utilizes the datastore's data locality information to fulfill requests with minimal remote procedure calls (RPC), reduced transfer of data between servers, and shared data caches. The application server inherits the properties of the distributed datastore such as statefulness, replication and failover. Described embodiments also enable the fetching and processing of data in a “big data” environment—a system that contains multiple servers' worth of data, with improved time and bandwidth considerations.
Techniques to automatically syndicate content over a network
Techniques to automatically syndicate content over a network are described. An apparatus may comprise a client computer having a processing system with a processor and computer-readable medium. The computer readable medium may store program instructions for a syndication manager component communicatively coupled to a content producing component arranged to be executed by the processor. The syndication manager component may be operative to receive syndication content from the content producing component, and provide a syndication dialog through the content producing component to syndicate the syndication content using a content delivery platform. The syndication manager component may also syndicate the syndication content to form a syndication resource accessible from the content delivery platform over a network using a syndication referent. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
Enterprise access control and accounting allocation for access networks
Enterprise and consumer billing allocation for wireless communication device service usage activities is provided. In some embodiments, enterprise and consumer billing allocation for wireless communication device service usage activities includes: monitoring a service usage activity of a wireless communication device, and determining an enterprise and consumer billing allocation for the monitored service usage activity; reporting the monitored service usage activity to a network element, in which the network element determines an enterprise and consumer billing allocation for the monitored service usage activity; or providing a service design center for configuring an enterprise and consumer billing allocation of monitored service usage activities for a plurality of wireless communication devices associated with an enterprise account, and implementing the configured enterprise and consumer billing allocation for monitored service usage activities for the plurality of wireless communication devices associated with the enterprise account.
Method and system for improving establishing of a multimedia session
Multimedia communication systems and methods are disclosed. An exemplary system comprises a server adapted to communicate with two or more multimedia endpoints; and a MCU adapted to communicate with the at least one server and the multimedia endpoints, wherein the server contains a module for instructing the multimedia endpoints to call a dial number for the MCU to establish a multimedia conference in response to a requested list of multimedia endpoints received from one of the multimedia endpoints. An exemplary method for establishing a multimedia conference comprises receiving at a server from a first endpoint a requested list of second endpoints desired to participate in the multimedia session; reviewing at the server the status of the second endpoints; and if the status of a particular second endpoint is an available status, instructing at least some of the available second endpoints to call a dial number for a MCU to participate in the multimedia conference. A further exemplary method allows for a determination to be made whether a multipoint or point-to-point conference is required, and allows a user to leave a message for users who unavailable to participate in the conference.
Apparatus for controlling service of network robot system based on remote procedure calls and method thereof
Disclosed are an apparatus for controlling a service of a network robot system based on remote procedure calls and a method thereof. The apparatus for controlling services of a network robot system according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes: a terminal agent calling an asynchronous procedure of the robot services to acquire asynchronous operation objects and performing asynchronous operations on the asynchronous operation objects according to previously established scheduling policies, when receiving an execution of robot services from a service server through a network; and a plurality of drivers executing the robot services according to the asynchronous operations of the terminal agent. By this configuration, the exemplary embodiment of the present invention can avoid resource collision due to resource approach at a plurality of robot services, improve the simultaneity of the robot services, and implement operation applications for high performance control.
Method and system of administrating a peer-to-peer file sharing network
A computer-implemented method, system, and computer program product for administering a peer-to-peer file sharing computer network. The method includes: maintaining a reference associating a particular shared file with a seeder in a community of peers and a number of seeders in the community; and registering a second peer as a second seeder of the particular shared file, if a first seeder in the community of peers has informed the peers of a termination of the availability of a file seeding of the particular shared file. The system includes means for performing the steps of the method. The computer program product includes computer program instructions for carrying out the steps of the method.
User interface processing device
This patent application relates generally to processing devices in the medical device area.
Client browser acceleration by having server removed and executed script embedded in web page
Web page scripts are managed in a network using a network appliance that intercepts a web page sent from a server and addressed to a client browser; modifies the web page by removing an embedded script from the web page; executes the removed embedded script; and sends the modified web page from the network appliance to the client browser.
Multiplication of matrices using systolic arrays
In one embodiment, a matrix multiplication circuit is provided. The circuit includes a plurality of systolic arrays, a pre-processing circuit, and a post-processing circuit. The pre-processing circuit is configured to receive first and second input matrices, and decompose the first input matrix into a plurality of sub-matrices. The pre-processing circuit inputs each of the plurality of sub-matrices to at least a respective one of the plurality of systolic arrays for multiplication with the second input matrix. The post-processing circuit is configured to combine output of the systolic arrays into a result matrix.
Merged floating point operation using a modebit
A first floating-point operation unit receives first and second variables and performs a first operation generating a first output. A first rounding unit receives and rounds the first output to generate a second output if a control bit is in a first state. A second floating-point operation unit receives a third variable and either the first output or the second output and performs a second operation on the third variable and either the first output or the second output, to generate a third output. The second floating-point operation unit receives and operates on the first output if the control bit is in the first state, or the second output if the control bit is in the second state. A second rounding unit receives and rounds the third output.
Method and apparatus for implementing variable symbol rate
A method for implementing variable symbol rate, presetting counters M and N, and M=1, N=0, f being the preset output symbol rate, fs being the frequency of input clock, the method comprises: triggering to judge whether N×f is greater than M×fs at the rising edge of the input clock, if it is, letting the counter M add 1 and outputting a clock pulse; else further judging whether the value of the counter N is equal to fs−1; when N=fs−1, letting the counter N return to 0, and waiting for the next rising edge of the input clock; when N≠fs−1, waiting for the next rising edge of the input clock after letting the counter N add 1; letting the output clock pulse be the system clock, controlling the data to be output to set the symbol rate output.
Arithmetic device, method, and program product
An arithmetic device includes an input unit inputting data that are elements of a group; a converting unit is configured, when the input data are in a second representation, to convert the input data into a first representation and to perform arithmetic operation on the converted first representation using an operand in the first representation in which at least one subcomponent is a zero element to convert the converted first representation into first converted data expressed in the first representation, and when the input data are in the first representation, to perform arithmetic operation on the input data using the operand in the first representation in which at least one subcomponent is a zero element to convert the input data into second converted data expressed in the first representation; and an operating unit that performs arithmetic processing on the first or the second converted data using secret information.
Compression of small strings
A method for compressing a set of small strings may include calculating n-gram frequencies for a plurality of n-grams over the set of small strings, selecting a subset of n-grams from the plurality of n-grams based on the calculated n-gram frequencies, defining a mapping table that maps each n-gram of the subset of n-grams to a unique code, and compressing the set of small strings by replacing n-grams within each small string in the set of small strings with corresponding unique codes from the mapping table. The method may use linear optimization to select a subset of n-grams that achieves a maximum space saving amount over the set of small strings for inclusion in the mapping table. The unique codes may be variable-length one or two byte codes. The set of small strings may be domain names.
Image display device, method, and program
It is an object of the present invention to search for image data with an intuitive operation to which active elements are added.A digital photo frame 1 searches a non-volatile data base memory 15 or a network for image data based on parameters respectively related to a position and a direction in which the digital photo frame 1 is arranged, a distance or a depth from the digital photo frame 1, and time. The digital photo frame 1 displays an image expressed by the image data thus searched.
Method of performing snap imaging using data temperature for making anticipatory copies
A technique for use in performing snap imaging of a plurality of data objects and associated metadata involves placing the plurality of data objects in a consistent state. While the data objects are in a consistent state, a copy is created of the metadata associated with the plurality of data objects. The data objects are then taken out of the consistent state. The temperature value associated with one or more of the data objects is/are compared with a threshold value. A copy is created of at least some of the data objects for which the associated temperature value exceeds the threshold value.
Usage record enhancement and analysis
A system may include a database server configured to store at least one enrichment file. The system may further include a usage data server including an enrichment process configured to receive a plurality of usage records representative of a plurality of subscriber communications over a communications network, receive an enrichment file from the database server including additional information regarding network activity, and enrich at least a portion of the usage records according to the enrichment file.
Memory usage data collection and analysis for dynamic objects
A script engine for a dynamic language can collect memory allocation information for dynamic objects created by the scripting engine and for dynamic objects created by the script engine host. A native interface can be exposed to a client comprising a software development tool. The software development tool can be a third-party tool. In response to a query, the script engine can take a snapshot of a garbage collector heap and return an object record for each dynamic object in the heap. The object information can include memory allocation information, object type and other information. Multiple snapshots can be taken and the delta between snapshots can be determined and sent to a requestor.
Transferring values among fields in data structures
A computer-implemented method includes receiving a request to populate one or more first fields of a first data structure with one or more first values that are at least partly based on one or more second values in one or more second fields of a second data structure; generating, based on the request, one or more instructions to (i) select the one or more second values, (ii) generate the one or more first values, and (iii) populate the one or more first fields of the first data structure with the one or more first values; and sending the one or more instructions to a computing device for insertion into a computer program that is executable by the computing device.
Portable hand held controller for amusement device
A method of improving accuracy of a database of amusement device locations is described. A plurality of amusement devices are deployed at a plurality of locations. The database of amusement device locations is populated based on the deploying. A server receives over a network, from a portable device, a check-in request. The check-in request is associated with one of the amusement devices, and includes geographic location information associated with the portable device at the time the check-in request is made. The server compares the geographic location information received from the portable device with the location of the amusement device stored in the database, and updates the database based on the comparing.
Pluggable domain-specific typing systems and methods of use
Systems and methods for generating pluggable domain-specific data types are provided herein. According to some embodiments, methods for generating pluggable domain-specific data types may include determining a schema for the domain-specific data type, the schema including a data protocol that defines how data units are to be encoded into a domain-specific data unit, the domain-specific data unit including two or more data units received from one or more data sources, generating the domain-specific data type utilizing the determined schema, the domain-specific data type having a pluggable format such that the domain-specific data type may be utilized by a third-party application, and storing the domain-specific data type in a pluggable domain-specific data type library.
Joining tables in a mapreduce procedure
Systems and techniques by which tables can be joined in a mapreduce procedure. In some implementations, when a large table of business data (e.g., having one billion transaction records or more) is to be joined with a large table of customer data (e.g., having hundreds of millions of customer records), then these two tables can be organized before the mapreduce procedure to speed up the table join. For example, the business data and the customer data can both be hash partitioned, based on the same key, into shards of business data and shards of customer data, respectively. The number of shards in these two groups has an integer relationship with each other: for example such that there are two business data shards for every customer data shard, or vice versa.
Creating logic using pre-built controls
A gallery-set of controls and actions containing pre-built logic is provided for building applications, projects and solutions in a database program. The gallery may include the most commonly used controls that may account for the main logic scenarios in the database program. The controls may be simple, clear and intuitive, such that users with little or no programming experience may be able to develop solutions in the database program using the gallery controls without having to enter any coding environment or having to build complicated logic expressions. The gallery may allow users to build a complete solution by adding the predefined controls from the gallery to the design surface of a solution without opening a code editor, and the code behind the control may be automatically built into the solution. The solution code may also be accessible for later modification by a user in the database program.
Method and system for performing an authority analysis
Methods and systems for automatically determining, from a body of emails, blogs, and other documents, authors of the documents who are authorities on certain subjects, and what those subjects are. An intersection of the semantic footprints of documents by an author are deemed to be the derived skills footprint of the author. The derived skills footprints of many authors are compared with a user's query to determine who is the best person that could respond to the user.
Content reproduction method and apparatus in IPTV terminal
An IPTV terminal is provided. It is possible to provide an additional service allowing a user to watch video content, in addition to a service for reproducing an audio file, by extracting metadata on the audio file if a reproduction command of the audio file is input, searching for the video content related to the audio file based on the extracted metadata, and receiving and reproducing the video content.
Type system for building extensible business applications
A platform (referred to herein as Extensible Application Platform, or XAP) for developing extensible business applications. In one set of embodiments, XAP can include an Extensible Markup Language (XML) based application model that is designed to support a high degree of application extensibility. For example, the XAP application model can support declarative definition of application semantics, separation of application data and metadata, and a flexible type system that allows constraints and calculations (e.g., XQuery constraints and calculations) for a data object instance (e.g., an XML document) to change over time. In certain embodiments, the XAP application model can be implemented via a server-side database/application engine that is configured to interoperate with a spreadsheet-like, client-side user interface. Using the spreadsheet-like UI, a non-programmer can build, customize, and run an application workflow that operates on top of a shared database like a traditional business application.
Data enrichment using heterogeneous sources
A data enrichment system may include an attribute relevance module to measure relevance of an attribute to a data object to be enriched. The data object may include the attribute including a known or an unknown value. An output value confidence module may calculate a confidence of an output value of a source used for enrichment of the data object. The output value may represent the known and/or unknown values of the attribute. The system may use the measured relevance of the attribute and the calculated confidence of the output value to determine assignment of the known or unknown values to the attribute.
Ranking search results using social-networking information
Particular embodiments access a search query submitted by a first user; identify one or more sponsored web pages in response to the search query, wherein each sponsored web page is associated with a hyperlink; determine whether one or more of the sponsored web pages has been accessed by one or more second users, wherein the one or more second users are connected in a graph structure to the first user within a threshold degree of separation; and send a response comprising a hyperlink for at least one of the sponsored web pages in response to the search query, wherein the response further includes a visual tag or a reference to the visual tag for the hyperlink if the sponsored web page has been accessed by at least one of the one or more second users.
Information processing apparatus, reference value determination method, and program
There is provided an information processing apparatus according to an embodiment of the present invention including a history information obtaining unit and a reference value determining unit. The history information obtaining unit obtains history information about predetermined operation. The history information includes identification information and time information at which a predetermined operation is performed by/on a classification subject. The identification information and the time information are associated with each other. The reference value determining unit calculates operation number information based on the obtained history information. The operation number information includes the number of operations performed by/on the single classification subject. The operation number information further includes the number of classification subjects having the same number of operations. The number of operations and the number of classification subjects are associated with each other. The reference value determining unit determines a reference value based on the operation number information.
Information processing device, information processing method, and program
An information processing device includes: a storage management unit configured to store and manage content files; a metadata obtaining unit configured to obtain metadata of a recommendation source content; a content selecting unit configured to select, from content files managed by the storage management unit, recommended contents to be recommended to a recommendation-receiving user, based on metadata obtained by the metadata obtaining unit; an information obtaining unit configured to obtain held content information, which is information regarding held content files which a recommendation-receiving user is deemed to hold; and a recommendation order setting unit configured to set a recommendation order, regarding recommended contents selected by the content selecting unit, based on metadata added to held content files indicated by the held content information obtained by the information obtaining unit.
Method and system for central data querying
A method and system for central data querying are provided. A user parameter requesting data is retrieved. A device is determined based upon the user parameter. A query is generated based upon the user parameter. The query is executed in the device to extract the data.
Generating a test workload for a database
A method of transferring files in a data-processing network using a current node within the network includes reading an outbound content and outbound characteristics of an outbound file. An outbound message is created having outbound strings including a first set of the outbound strings representing the outbound characteristics and a second set of the outbound strings representing the outbound content. The outbound message is sent to a receiver node within the network. An inbound message is received from a sender node within the network. The inbound message has inbound strings including a first set of the inbound strings representing inbound characteristics and a second set of the inbound strings representing inbound content. An inbound file having the inbound content is stored, and the inbound characteristics are applied to the inbound file.
Device and method for processing information
An information processing device includes a file-information acquirer and a conversion-management information generator. The file-information acquirer is configured to acquire file information that is information regarding a file to be subjected to conversion processing for converting a clip format. The conversion-management-information generator generates conversion management information that manages an identity of a clip created by the conversion processing performed on a clip to which the file corresponding to the file information belongs, by using the file information acquired by the file-information acquirer.
Method and system for scoring texts
A computer-implemented method, computer-readable medium and system for scoring a text are disclosed. Themes within one or more texts may be determined and used to score each text, where an overall score for each text may indicate a respective importance and/or value of each text. The score for each text may be determined based upon a number of themes, type of themes, frequency of theme elements associated with the themes, distribution of theme elements associated with the themes, location of themes in the text, some combination thereof, etc. In this manner, the importance or value of one or more texts may be determined more accurately using information within each text with reduced reliance upon external information. Additionally, more relevant search results can be returned to a user by using internal information to perform ranking operations and/or filtering operations associated with a search.
System and method for indexing electronic discovery data
Systems and methods for efficiently processing electronically stored information (ESI) are described. The systems and methods describe processing ESI in preparation for, or association with, litigation. The invention preserves the contextual relationships among documents when processing and indexing data, allowing for increased precision and recall during data analytics.
Text classification using concept kernel
Texts may be classified by mapping the texts to concept space, and by dividing the concept space based on substantive classes. A concept space containing a diverse set of concepts is defined. One example of a concept space is the set of on-line encyclopedia articles, each of which is an example of a concept. A text is scored for relevance against each concept, and a vector is created containing each of the scores. The vector represents the text's position in concept space. For any given substantive class of texts, the concept space may be divided into regions containing texts that are members/non-members of the class. The dividing boundary may be determined by training a classifier on a set of labeled examples of texts that fall inside and outside the class.
Computer-implemented systems and methods for comparing and associating objects
Computer-implemented systems and methods are disclosed for comparing and associating objects. In some embodiments, a method is provided for associating a first object with one or more objects within a plurality of objects, each object comprising a first plurality of properties, each property comprising data reflecting a characteristic of an entity represented by the object, the associated objects comprising matching data in corresponding properties for a second plurality of properties. The method may include executing, for each object within the plurality of objects and for the first object, the following: creating a slug for the object, the slug comprising the second plurality of properties from the object; and inputting the slug for the object into a Bloom filter. Further, the method may include creating for a bin within the Bloom filter corresponding to the slug for the first object, an association between objects whose slugs correspond to the bin if the slugs for those objects match.
Query-based diagrammatic presentation of data
A method for providing a query-based diagrammatic presentation of data includes generating a filter element that defines a set of groups and includes a set of declarative queries that define information to be included in the set of groups. The filter element is applied to a data source, which includes performing the set of declarative queries on the data source, thereby generating a set of query results for each of the groups. A diagram is generated that includes a set of shapes representing the set of groups, and a set of nodes nested within each of the shapes, wherein the nodes for each group are determined based on the query results for that group.
Upgrading column-based databases
Techniques are described in which at least one column is added to a table in a column-based database that has a plurality of columns and table fields. A shadow-in-place upgrade of the column-based database can be performed that adds at least one new column to the database. Thereafter, access to the column-based database can be seamlessly enabled before, during, and after the upgrade through a plurality of views. The views define a subset of the fields in the database that are visible. Related apparatus, systems, techniques and articles are also described.
Broadcast video monitoring and alerting system
Described is a system and method for automatic monitoring and dissemination of media content. The system and method include a content acquisition platform receiving media content from at least one source and storing the media content in a media storage platform, a media processing platform segmenting the media content based upon predetermined criteria defined by a user and storing metadata corresponding to the segmented media content in the media storage platform, an alert platform providing the user with an alert identifying the segmented media content, the alert including at least a portion of the metadata stored in the media storage platform and a content delivery platform sending the segmented media content to a device of the user.
Techniques for distributing information over a network
Techniques for distributing information over a network having a database in data communication with said network include a method that records in the database a plurality of computer readable profiles. Each computer readable profile corresponds to one of multiple users of the network. One of the computer readable files includes a query term that is associated with it. Generated on a common user interface are both perceivable stimuli in response to activity on said network of users corresponding to subgroup of the plurality of computer readable profiles, and information corresponding to computer readable profiles of the subgroup. The corresponding users of the subgroup possess knowledge related to the query term. A region of the user interface in which the perceivable stimuli is present defines an activity stream region. A region of the user interface in which said information is present defines a connections region of the user interface.
Determining usage of an entity
A computerized system and methods for determining a schedule and availability of an establishment's products and services for a user that includes a server system with a processor, an input system and an output system. There is also a plurality of system units that access the server system through a communications network and a web server application with an application for collecting information about usage of the establishments, providing the usage information and usage times and a wireless portal and a website on the server system with web pages for entering the schedule and availability of the establishment's products and services related information.
Item attention tracking system and method
User activity performed on an electronic data item is detected on a computing system. A record of the user activity is stored in an activity log that may be associated with the item, or in a separate file or system. The user activity is later scored, the score being based on one or more factors, including the user activity performed, characteristics of the electronic data item, and the user who performed the action. Optionally, activity logs from various computing systems may be combined into a master activity log. A request for a search is received, a search is performed, and ranked results of the search are presented to the requestor. Optionally, scores for a given user activity and electronic data item are combined with other scores, based on the activities being common, the item being common to the one or more activities, or other factors, according to user configuration.
Systems and methods of semantically annotating documents of different structures
A computer retrieves a document from a data source, wherein the document has a structure type. The computer generates a customized data model for the document in accordance with its structure type. The computer identifies one or more candidate chunks within the customized data model in accordance with a set of heuristic rules associated with the structure type.
Dynamic image display area and image display within web search results
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for providing image search results with web corpus search results. In one aspect, a method includes determining dimensions of an image display environment in which image search results are to be displayed, determining an insertion score that defines an ordinal insertion position at which the image display environment is to be inserted into a ranking of general search results that defines ordinal positions for each of the general search results, the dimensions and the insertion score determined, in part, from the quality scores of the images, generating a search results resource for displaying the general search results according to their respective ordinal positions and the image display environment at the ordinal insertion position on a client device, and providing the search results resource in response to the search query.
Method and system for facilitating accessing or retrieving desired data via use of graphically displayed search/sort toggle functionality. The method includes providing a first user option to toggle between display of a search control and a sort control. Search results are displayed in response to user input provided via the search control. Default search results may be initially displayed. A portion of the search results may be displayed simultaneously with one or more controls associated with the first user option.
B-file abstraction for efficiently archiving self-expiring data
Systems and methods are provided for data processing and storage management. In an illustrative implementation an exemplary computing environment comprises at least one data store, a data processing and storage management engine (B-File engine) and at least one instruction set to instruct the B-File engine to process and/or store data according to a selected data processing and storage management paradigm. In an illustrative operation, the illustrative B-File engine can generate a B-File comprising multiple buckets and store sample items in a random bucket according to a selected distribution. When the size of the B-FILE grows to reach a selected threshold (e.g., maximum available space), the B-File engine can shrink the B-File by discarding the largest bucket. Additionally, the B-File engine can append data to existing buckets and explicitly cluster data when erasing data such that data can be deleted together into the same flash block.
Systems and methods for restoring a file
Systems and methods for restoring files and metadata records associated with files are provided herein. Some of the methods include identifying a version of the file, evaluating one or more reverse incremental delta increments, and restoring an arbitrary version of the file based on an arbitrary time reference by assembling the arbitrary version of the file based on the one or more reverse incremental delta increments.
Various systems and methods for cooperative tiering between an application and a storage device. One method can include receiving information from the application where the information identifies a storage object and identifies a location in a storage device. The location identifies one or more tiers of a plurality of tiers included in the storage device, and the storage object is assigned to the one or more tiers. The method also involves detecting whether the storage object is stored in the one or more tiers. If not, the storage device copies the storage object to the identified location. The information can also include an instruction by the application to move the storage object from a first tier to a second tier.
Change tracking of individual virtual disk files
A first write operation is intercepted. The first write operation is a write from a virtual machine to a virtual disk. The first write operation is a change to a first data location. The change to the first data location is recorded. The recording creates a first change record. The first change record is stored separately from the first data location. A first backup operation is performed. The first backup operation, the intercepting, and the recording are performed by an application executing on a host of the virtual machine. The first backup operation includes a read request for the first data location. The read request for the first data location is fulfilled based on the first change record.
Checkpoints for a file system
Aspects of the subject matter described herein relate to checkpoints for a file system. In aspects, updates to the file system are organized into checkpoint buckets. When a checkpoint is desired, subsequent updates are directed to another checkpoint bucket. After global tables have been updated for updates in the current checkpoint bucket, a logical copy of the global tables is created. This logical copy is stored as part of the checkpoint data. To assist in recovery, a checkpoint manager may wait until all updates of the current checkpoint bucket have been written to storage before writing final checkpoint data to storage. This final checkpoint data may refer to the logical copy of the global tables and include a validation code to verify that the checkpoint data is correct.
Method and apparatus to share a single storage drive across a large number of unique systems when data is highly redundant
A boot appliance for writing data to a particular host system's boot image and returning boot image data to a particular host system of a plurality of host systems. The boot appliance includes at least one storage medium, wherein the at least one storage medium is configured to store a base boot image and a plurality of variance boot images. The boot appliance further includes a buffer. The base boot appliance also includes a computer readable medium embodying computer code configured to cause the boot appliance to perform a method for writing data to a particular host system's boot image and for returning boot image data to a particular host system of a plurality of host systems.
Shadow system mirroring of an original system during uptime of an upgrade process
A computer system includes a shadow system including a shadow program database having a structure defining an upgrade to a structure of an original program database on an original system, and having data defining an upgrade to data of the original program database on the original system. The computer system includes a database replicator configured to perform at least one transfer of data from a portion of the original user database into the structure of the shadow user database during an uptime of the original system and configured to perform a final transfer of data from the portion of the original user database into the structure of the shadow user database during a downtime of the original system, and an upgrade transfer module configured to replace the portion of the original user database with the shadow user database after the final transfer of data has been performed.
User profile replication
User profile replication may be provided. First, at least one modification to at least one user profile property may be received at a first service provider. A user profile change log may be updated in response to receiving the at least one modification to the at least one user profile property. Then the at least one modification to the at least one user profile property may be identified at the first service provider. Identifying the at least one modification to the at least one user profile property at the first service provider may comprise retrieving the at least one modification to the at least one user profile property from the user profile change log. Next, the identified at least one modification to the at least one user profile property may be replicated at a second service provider. The first service provider and the second service provider may be geographically separate.
Method and system for optimizing mixed integer programming solutions
Systems and methods for generating improved solutions to MIP models are described. The present invention involves the use of a polishing algorithm that uses mutation and combination of solutions within a solution pool to generate improved solutions. The polishing algorithm first randomly selects one or more seed solutions from a solution pool for mutation. The selected seed solutions are mutated by fixing a subset of integer variables in the models to the value they take in the seed solution. The remaining variables are then formulated into a sub-MIP problem that is solved by the MIP solver. The solutions generated from this mutation process may then be added to the solution pool. After the one or more iterations of the mutation processes have taken place, the polishing algorithm then selects one or more pluralities of parent solutions from the solution pool to use in generating offspring solutions. The integer variables that agree between one plurality of parent solutions are fixed in the offspring solution. The remaining variables are then formulated into a sub-MIP problem that is solved by the MIP solver. The offspring solutions generated by the combination process may then also be added to the solution pool.
Method of comparing data sequences
A method according to the present invention enables the similarity between sequences of symbols to be determined using rules generated from a dictionary-based compression scheme according to the content of the columns from databases. Pairs of symbols can replaced by rules that do not comprise a repeated combination of two symbols and where each rule occurs more than once in the sequence of symbols. The similarity of each set of rules can then be expressed numerically.
Recursive Bayesian controllers for non-linear acoustic echo cancellation and suppression systems
Both a cascade and a multichannel joint Bayesian estimator are provided for suppressing acoustic echo. An expansion basis (Power/Fourier series) is selected to convert a sample-based input signal xt into a DFT-domain multichannel signal [Xτ,1, . . . Xτ,p]. The posterior of unknown states (e.g., mean Ŵτ and covariance Pτ of the echo path Wτ and the mean âτ and covariance Qτ of the nonlinear coefficients aτ; or channel-wise mean Ŵτ,i and multichannel covariance Pτ of a compound quantity formed by merging together the echo path Wτ and the ith nonlinear coefficient aτ,i) and model parameters θτ are estimated; and Kalman gain factor(s) Kτ are computed for optimal adaptation of the posterior of unknown states. An echo signal Ŷτ is estimated using the multichannel input signal [Xτ,1, . . . Xτ,p] and the adapted posterior; and an error signal Eτ is generated. Residual echo is suppressed by post-filtering the error signal Eτ with a weighting function ψτ which depends on the adapted posterior, and the filtered error signal ŝ′t is then transmitted to a far-end.
Feature and deployment recommendation systems and methods for content management systems to provide recommendations for enhanced feature usage based on usage patterns
Feature and deployment recommendation systems and methods for content management systems comprises a vendor-site deployment and one or more customer-site deployments. The vendor-site deployment is configured to recommend an adaptation of any of the one or more customer-site deployments. The vendor-site deployment including a customer configuration repository adapted to store content usage metrics received from one or more customer-site deployments, an analytical engine configured to generate content usage patterns based on the stored content usage metrics, and a recommendation engine configured to recommend the adaptation.
Predictive models for configuration management of data storage systems
An improved technique involves generating a predictive model for data storage system configuration management. A customer support center generates such a predictive model from detailed customer configuration and transaction history. For example, a population of customers submits transaction logs to the customer support center; such transaction logs provide details as to how the customers responded to various events. The population of customers may also submit data including various statistics such as load intensity, workload characteristics, data access patterns, data change patterns, and data fingerprints to the customer support center. The customer support center then performs an analysis on the data and, from the analysis, computes values of model parameters that define a predictive model. This predictive model is configured to take in a particular state of any data storage system and produce a configuration that optimizes performance of that data storage system.
Behavior estimation apparatus, threshold calculation apparatus, behavior estimation method and non-transitory computer readable medium thereof
According to one embodiment, a behavior estimation apparatus includes a storage unit, a first calculation unit, a second calculation unit, and an estimation unit. The storage unit stores first data collecting power values consumed by a consumer in a period. The first calculation unit calculates second data representing a frequency of each power value by using the first data. The second calculation unit calculates a first threshold to divide a first power value from a second power value which is larger than and next to the first power value, among power values corresponding to maximal values of frequencies included in the second data. The estimation unit obtains a power value consumed by the consumer in an estimating period, and estimates the consumer's behavior status in the estimating period by using the power value and the first threshold.
Online asynchronous reinforcement learning from concurrent customer histories
In one embodiment, an indication of a Decision Request or an Update Request may be received, where the Update Request is activated independent of user activity. A user state pertaining to at least one user may be received, obtained, accessed or constructed. For the Decision Request, one or more actions may be scored according to one or more value functions associated with a computing device, a policy associated with the computing device may be applied to identify one of the scored actions as a decision, and an indication of the decision may be provided or applied. For the Update Request, the one or more value functions and/or the policy may be updated. An indication of updates to the one or more value functions and/or an indication of updates to the policy may be provided.
Multiclass classification of points
A method includes obtaining, by executing a module stored on a non-transitory computer-readable storage device, approximately-zero polynomials for each of multiple classes. The method further includes evaluating the approximately-zero polynomials for each class on a plurality of points to compute distances from each point to each of the classes. The method also includes scaling the approximately-zero polynomials based on the distances and classifying the points based on the scaled approximately-zero polynomials.
Search result ranking using machine learning
Various embodiments include systems and methods for search result ranking using machine learning. A goal model can be created using machine learning. Responsive to a search query, a plurality of data factors can be inputted into the goal model to create a model output. Search results can be presented to a user based on the model output.
Multi-label classification using a learned combination of base classifiers
Multi-label classification is performed by (i) applying a set of trained base classifiers to an object to generate base classifier label prediction sets comprising subsets of a set of labels; (ii) constructing a set of second level features including at least one second level feature defined by a predetermined combination of two or more of the base classifier label prediction sets; and (iii) applying a second level classifier to label the object with a set of one or more labels comprising a subset of the set of labels, labeling being based on the set of second level features. The multi-label classifier is trained by: (iv) applying operations (i) and (ii) to labeled training objects of a set of labeled training objects to generate training metadata comprising sets of second level features for the labeled training objects; and (v) training the second level classifier using the training metadata.
Document authentication using electronic signature
Embodiments of authenticating an electronic document are disclosed. A document authentication system is operatively connected with a professional system, a license management system and a certification authority system, for authenticating an electronic document of a client response to a request from a client system. An authentication unit included in the document authentication system receives the electronic document from the client system for review and seal thereof, transmits the electronic document to receive the electronic document with the electronic signature implemented and transmits the electronic signature to the license management system to verify license validity of the professional based on the electronic signature. Further, the authentication unit transmits the electronic document to the client system with the electronic signature including a seal imprint image of the professional if the license of the professional is valid.
Methods for using unique identifiers to identify systems in collaborative interaction in a mesh network
Described herein are methods and systems for using unique identifiers to identify systems in collaborative interaction in a mesh network. For example, in at least certain embodiments, upon initiation of a collaborative application each system can broadcast packets that include a unique hash identifier for each system to other systems in the mesh network. Each system then can determine when the system has received packets that include the unique hash identifiers from all systems. Then, each system can sort the unique hash identifiers to identify each system.
System and method for electronic transmission, storage, retrieval and remote signing of authenticated electronic original documents
Exemplary embodiments include methods of handling stored electronic original information objects that have been created by electronically signing information objects by respective authorized users and transfer agents, submitting signed information objects to a trusted repository system, validating the submitted signed information objects by at least testing the integrity of the contents of each signed information object and the validity of the signature of the respective transfer agent, and applying to each validated information object a date-time stamp and a digital signature and authentication certificate of the trusted repository system that is an electronic vault. One method includes the remote signing of electronic documents without the trusted repository ever releasing the electronic original documents and other information objects that are controlled and protected by the trusted repository system. Other methods include handling information objects that are transferable records according to specified business and government rules.
Token based transaction authentication
A token based transaction authentication system is disclosed. Issuer, merchants, and a payment processing network generate unique tokens or keys to authenticate messages between themselves and to authenticate a sending entity or consumer as they are redirected between entities. The tokens are also used to identify the particular authentication thread a message or sending entity is associated with. The sending entity authentication occurs over a web-based channel or a mobile based channel.
Dynamic pairing system for securing a trusted communication channel
A system for securing a trusted communications channel for a mobile financial transaction is provided by receiving, from a user via an external terminal, a request for an access control entitlement to complete a financial transaction. A total risk level associated with the financial transaction is computed. A required trust score is determined based on the total risk level. User identification data associated with the user is received from one or more data sources. The user identification data is validated. A user trust score associated with the user is computed based on the validated identification data. The user trust score is compared to the required trust score. The access control entitlement is transmitted to the user via the external terminal if the user trust score is greater than or equal to the required trust score.
User terminal location based credit card authorization servers, systems, methods and computer program products
Credit card transaction servers, systems, methods and computer program products receive information concerning a prospective credit card transaction with one of multiple credit card issuers and obtain location information from multiple wireless network providers for wireless terminal(s) that are associated with a user of the credit card for the prospective credit card transaction. The locations of the credit card transaction terminal(s) and the locations of the wireless terminal(s) are correlated, and authorization information for the prospective credit card transaction is generated based upon this location correlation.
Consolidated payment options
A system for making financial transfers between subscribers of a financial transfer service is disclosed. The system may include a receiving subscriber interface (RSI), a sending subscriber interface (SSI), and an agent server (AS). The RSI may be configured to accept a set of invoice information including an identifier of a destination account. The SSI may be configured to accept a set of payment information including an identifier of a source account. The AS may be configured to receive the set of invoice information and create an invoice based on the set of invoice information. The AS may also be configured to transmit the invoice and receive the set of payment information. The AS may also be configured to cause an amount of funds to be transferred from the source account on a source transfer network to the destination account on a destination transfer network via a primary transfer network.
International banking system and method
A system and method for providing banks with access to a previously inaccessible existing international infrastructure. A provider bank first establishes on its system, a set of accounts for each of the customers of a client bank. The client bank environment has its own Demand Deposit Account (DDA) module to process account entries and calculate interest and its own funds transfer module to initiate and to receive funds transfers. The primary interface into the funds transfer section in the client bank environment is to the funds transfer section of the provider bank environment. The funds transfer section of the provider bank is coupled to the systems which constitute the international banking infrastructure that is able to process banking transactions on a global basis for the customers of the client bank.
System and method for computing and displaying effective bid and ask information
Software at a trading station receives a data feed from an electronic exchange and computes an effective bid price and/or an effective ask price based on a particular quantity to trade. Then, the effective bid price and/or effective ask prices are indicated to the user. An effective bid price is an average price at which a quantity could be sold based on current market conditions. An effective ask price is an average price at which a quantity could be bought based on current market conditions. Depending on the available quantities in the market, the effective prices may represent spreads different from the actual spread of the inside market. Additionally, a derivative of price, such as yield, may be used to compute other types of effective bid and/or ask information.
Real-time trade forecaster
Forecasting financial market activity includes a host system and a graphical processing unit in data communication with the server. Forecasting financial market activity also includes a computer program product residing on the host system, the computer program product including instructions for causing the host system to send one or more financial models to the graphical processing unit; and a computer program product residing on the graphical processing unit for causing the graphical processing unit to: receive the financial models and a list of types of market data associated with each financial model; generate one or more engine instances; structure the received market data; receive instructions, from the host system, to run an identified financial model; clone at least part of the structured market data; run the engine instances; and generate, in real time, forecast data indicative of an expected market performance.
Simplifying migration from one financial consolidation application to another
Facilitating the migration of financial data from a first financial consolidation application (FCA) to a second FCA. According to one aspect, transactions classified according to categories in the first FCA are migrated to the second FCA associated with values of dimensions, based on a mapping between the categories and the values of the dimensions specified by a user. According to another aspect, substructures storing break up information related to the transactions in the first FCA are migrated to corresponding subset of dimensions in the second FCA, based on the mapping between the substructures and the subset of dimensions specified by a user. Accordingly to one more aspect, accounts specified according to corresponding conventions in chart logics in the first FCA are migrated to the second FCA as corresponding portions of the account hierarchy, while ensuring that the migrated accounts are computed according to the corresponding convention.
Monetization of digital content contributions
Methods and system for admitting a content provider into a revenue sharing program are disclosed. In one embodiment, the method comprises receiving a request from a content provider to participate in the revenue sharing partner program and determining whether to invite the content provider based at least in part on infraction information associated with the content provider.
System and method for assessing loan servicer performance in prosecuting security interest enforcement actions
A legal process management system facilitates simultaneous dynamic dialogs between legal process managers and networked attorneys and contractors providing services in connection with security interest enforcement actions. The legal process managers submit queries and deadlines selected to timely guide the attorneys and contractors through the requirements of the security interest enforcement actions. The attorneys and contractors submit responsive answers revealing the status of their enforcement actions. The legal process management system allows the monitored attorneys to share in the information provided by the monitored contractors. The legal process management system further includes mechanisms for reminding the attorneys and contractors about impending deadlines. The system also allows the attorneys and contractors to be assessed on their success in complying with the queries and deadlines submitted by the legal process managers. An events based management system is also disclosed to aid in the completion of an SIEA event. The events based management system follows and calculates completion times for an SIEA and its subparts by providing a flexible system for managing SIEA milestones and events. A reporting system is also provided for keeping track of event and milestone completion.
System and process for improving product recommendations for use in providing personalized advertisements to retail customers
A system and process for improving product recommendations for a first user includes receiving a request for one or more product recommendations for a first user, each product recommendation being associated with any one of a plurality of retailers, receiving a plurality of recommendation sets from one or more automated product recommendation systems, wherein the plurality of recommendation sets are generated using different selection models and using ensemble learning to select one or more most relevant product recommendation sets from the plurality of product recommendation sets.
Method, medium, and system for estimating purchase to dispatch time
Once a product in an auction has been purchased, a message relay (101) relays messages about sale and purchase of the product exchanged between a seller of the product and a bidder who is the winning bidder of the product, between a seller terminal used by the seller and a bidder terminal used by the winning bidder. A history storage (102) stores a history of the relayed messages. An information generator (103) uses the history to (1) estimate a seller's time that is required by the seller, in a period from when a not-yet purchased product is purchased until the product will be dispatched (2) estimates a bidder's time that is required by the bidder in the period from when the not-yet purchased product is purchased until the product will be dispatched and (3) calculates a sum of the seller's time and bidder's time, and employs the calculated sum as the expected period that is required from when the not-yet purchased product is purchased until the product will be dispatched.
Automatic resupply of consumable commodities
Methods and systems for facilitating initiation of resupply orders for consumable commodities include using a stand-alone electronic or audio-generating device incorporated into retail product packaging. The stand-alone device is equipped with a rudimentary processor or logic circuit, a memory, and a wireless transmitter. A simple user interface/activation device such as a push button or membrane switch is coupled to the logic circuit or processor. The stand-alone device is incorporated into or with product packaging, and may be configured with a resupply code at or after a point of sale. A user may activate the user interface of the device when the product needs resupplying, causing the resupply code to be transmitted to an access point or terminal that initiates a reorder sequence for the product.
Mobile device payments
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for conducting cardless payment transactions. One of the methods includes receiving from a merchant computer an indication of a payment transaction by a user associated with a mobile phone number. A text message is provided to a device associated with the mobile phone number requesting approval for the payment transaction, wherein the message includes an approval code. A message is received from the device associated with the mobile phone number. If the text message from the device associated with the mobile phone number includes the provided approval code, account information associated with the mobile phone number is obtained, authorization for the payment transaction is obtained using the account information, and notification of authorization of the payment transaction is provided to a merchant conducting the payment transaction.
Generic apparatus to provide RFID reading functionality to computing device with no built in RFID reader
A generic RFID reader is provided that can function across a large range of computing devices including mobile computing devices, without customization or with minimal customization.
Light-based commercial messaging system
Provided are, among other things, systems, methods and techniques for light-based communication. One representative embodiment involves a messaging system that includes multiple messaging units at different locations within a commercial space, with each of such messaging units including: a light-emitting diode (LED); and a messaging/modulation controller coupled to the LED and configured to turn the LED on and off so as to broadcast a digital message, with each of the messaging units configured to broadcast a different digital message, including substantive content that is different from what is broadcast by the other messaging units.
Systems and methods related to delivering targeted advertising to consumers
In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for delivering targeted advertising to users. A digital ad targeting system is adapted to operate with respect to expressly provided profiles of and relating to consumers. The expressly provided profiles may include psychographic information of and relating to consumers. The system may include an application, a database, and/or an interface. Related methods are disclosed.
System and method for activating a device based on a record of physical activity
In a redeemable coupon there is a housing, a motion detector coupled to the housing, wherein the motion detector detects an amount of motion of the coupon, and an indicator coupled to the motion detector, wherein the indicator is activated by the motion detector upon detecting the amount of motion. Additionally, in a method of providing an incentive for a user to exercise, providing the user with a coupon to be coupled to the user, monitoring the motion of the user with a motion sensor included in the coupon, and activating the coupon when the motion sensor has detected a predetermined amount of motion such that the coupon becomes redeemable by the user.
Ranking system using instant post-transaction surveying of transaction judges
After a telecommunications interaction apparently concludes between first and second parties to the interaction, an automated means for detecting the termination of the interaction jumps in and presents at least one of the parties with an opportunity to participate in a survey (an instant survey) relating to the just-terminated interaction. In one embodiment, the interaction is between a prospective consumer and a lead buyer (or an agent of the buyer) and the instant survey queries the buyer or agent regarding immediate impressions of the quality of the purchased lead that brought the prospective consumer and the lead buyer (or agent) into contact with one another. In one embodiment, results of instant surveys feed into a ranking system that ranks the quality of leads provided through a specific sponsor and remuneration to the sponsor is automatically adjusted according to instant survey results collected for that sponsor.
Mitigating peak traffic times in a multimedia conference
The present invention is directed to mitigating peak traffic in a multimedia conference. In one aspect, one or more requests for starting a first type of conference over the network are received. Thereafter, a second type of conference is started based on predefined parameters, wherein the second type of conference consumes lower bandwidth than the first type of conference.
Weather risk management system
This disclosure relates to a system for managing financial risk associated with weather-based service contracts, and more specifically, to a system based on the purchase of weather derivatives to select, manage, minimize, and redistribute financial burdens associated with costs incurred from the payment of services related to greater than average weather-based events. An option contract having a tick price, and an associated premium at a fixed strike price is selected at a desired coverage, in one embodiment, the desired coverage is associated with a payout with the associated tick price that covers the base price of performing the service for a nominal weather condition, the premium of buying the option, and the price of performing the services for exceptional weather precipitations of a three standard deviation from the nominal value. If a hedge trader offers this service rather than a service provider, the desired coverage will also cover the a commission for the trade.
Method and apparatus for monitoring calorie, nutrient, and expense of food consumption and effect on long term health and short term state
A system for improving health and monitoring diet has been developed which enables a consumer before making important decisions which effect health to consider health, nutrition, dietary, budget, and time information resources more easily before decisions are made. The system has a variety of user inputs that enable the user to access information easily and enter information easily, so that the personal profile and health history and diet information is up-to-date. This system is adjustable to contain additional modules of information such as dietary restrictions which can be used to regularly recommend or restrict purchase decisions at the point of sale, storage, preparation, or consumption.
Streaming video network system
A distributed, digital, network-based, streaming video allows users to view live streaming digital video from multiple video sources in operating rooms at any location connected to a network. One or more video sources in an operating room are connected to a streaming video encoder capable of converting the video to a network packet stream. Once the digital video stream is available on the network, it may be accessed and routed through the use of a streaming video control server. The streaming video control server is responsible for user authentication and access for remote viewing and video source selection. The control server also provides audit logging services, operating room selection and overall system resource allocation. The video control server also provides a network-based remote control interface, which enables other systems to communicate on the streaming video network, and allows for remote control of visualization from an integrated operating room control system.
Enhanced multiple resource planning and forecasting
A system configuration and techniques for optimizing schedules and associated use predictions of a multiple resource planning workflow are disclosed herein, applicable to environments such as radiologist scheduling in a teleradiology workflow. In one embodiment, a series of computing engines and components are provided to allow detailed forecasting and the generation of customized recommendations for scheduling and other resource usage scenarios. This forecasting can factor resource efficiencies, changes in resource demand volume, resource specialties, resource usage preferences, expected future events such as the removal or addition of resources at future times, and other resource availability or usage changes. The forecasts may be further enhanced through the use of historical data models and estimated future data models. Additionally, a calendar and other tools may be presented through a user interface to allow forecast and scenario customization based on selection of a series of future dates.
Device and method for comparing molecular signatures
A method (10) for clinical decision support by comparison of multiple molecular signatures of biological data is provided. The method comprises comparing at least two of said molecular signatures are different kinds of molecular signatures. Furthermore, a device (70), a system (100), and a computer program product (200) and a use for clinical decision support, performing the steps according to the method (10) is provided.
Healthcare provider, administrator and method for effectuating a medication therapy management, adherence and pharmacosurveillance program
A method is provided that includes initiating adjudication of a primary claim in response to a purchase transaction at a primary payer for a client at a point of sale of a healthcare provider, and adjudicating one or more services of a program of the administrator to which the client is enrolled and/or one or more secondary benefits following the adjudication of the primary claim. The purchase transaction is applicable to the respective program and the respective secondary benefit, and the program includes one or more services. The method also includes providing the one or more services and/or secondary benefits to the client in response to adjudicating the one or more services and/or secondary benefits.
Health quality measures systems and methods
Systems and methods of exchanging Healthcare Quality Measures (HQM) are disclosed. Healthcare providers can define one or more HQMs by constructing expressions using an expression builder according to a funding organization's requirements. Once a measure is derived, it can be converted to a common HQM data format and exchanged with the organization via an intermediary HQM service. The HQM data can then be converted into the organization's proprietary format. Thus, HQM data exchanges among providers and organizations are simplified.
Interactive genome browser
Disclosed is an interactive genome browser executing within a web browser application, configured to display patient genetic data and additional genetic data tracks which are aligned by base pair. Additional tracks may include public data, community data, private data, sequence gaps, and additional genetic tests or probes which are available. Tests or probes may be ordered by selecting them from a test or probe track. Data in a genetic information database may also be searched using the interactive genome browser. Analyzed patient data may be published and made available to a community of users, which may communicate with one another.
Automated will call system
A will call system for automating the management of storage and retrieval of items, preferably medical prescriptions. The automated system provides informational control of all items in the system. The automated will call monitors the length of time an item remains in the system, and into which location an item is placed. An article sensor provides absolute confirmation that an item has been placed or removed from a designated location in the storage unites. The automated will call system uses a controller to permit users to monitor and optimize the storage and retrieval procedures.
Multi hotword robust continuous voice command detection in mobile devices
In a first speech detection mode, a computing device listens for speech that corresponds to one of a plurality of activation phrases or “hotwords” that cause the computing device to recognize further speech input in a second speech detection mode. Each activation phrase is associated with a respective application. During the first speech detection mode, the computing device compares detected speech to the activation phrases to identify any potential matches. In response to identifying a matching activation phrase with a sufficiently high confidence, the computing device invokes the application associated with the matching activation phrase and enters the second speech detection mode. In the second speech detection mode, the computing device listens for speech input related to the invoked application.
Communication converter for converting audio information/textual information to corresponding textual information/audio information
A communication converter is described for converting among speech signals and textual information, permitting communication between telephone users and textual instant communications users.
System and method for synchronizing sound and manually transcribed text
A method for synchronizing sound data and text data, said text data being obtained by manual transcription of said sound data during playback of the latter. The proposed method comprises the steps of repeatedly querying said sound data and said text data to obtain a current time position corresponding to a currently played sound datum and a currently transcribed text datum, respectively, correcting said current time position by applying a time correction value in accordance with a transcription delay, and generating at least one association datum indicative of a synchronization association between said corrected time position and said currently transcribed text datum. Thus, the proposed method achieves cost-effective synchronization of sound and text in connection with the manual transcription of sound data.
Radar microphone speech recognition
A method for detecting and recognizing speech is provided that remotely detects body motions from a speaker during vocalization with one or more radar sensors. Specifically, the radar sensors include a transmit aperture that transmits one or more waveforms towards the speaker, and each of the waveforms has a distinct wavelength. A receiver aperture is configured to receive the scattered radio frequency energy from the speaker. Doppler signals correlated with the speaker vocalization are extracted with a receiver. Digital signal processors are configured to develop feature vectors utilizing the vocalization Doppler signals, and words associated with the feature vectors are recognized with a word classifier.
System and method for robust access and entry to large structured data using voice form-filling
A method, apparatus and machine-readable medium are provided. A phonotactic grammar is utilized to perform speech recognition on received speech and to generate a phoneme lattice. A document shortlist is generated based on using the phoneme lattice to query an index. A grammar is generated from the document shortlist. Data for each of at least one input field is identified based on the received speech and the generated grammar.
Method and apparatus for transcoding audio data
A method and apparatus for transcoding audio data. The method includes determining if AAC joint stereo exists, running a reference AC-3 rematrixing when the AAC joint stereo does not exist, when AAC joint stereo does exist, enabling rematrixing when the number of corresponding AAC bands is greater than half the size of the band, otherwise, running reference AC-3 rematrixing.
Electrical apparatus and voice signals receiving method thereof
An electrical apparatus a voice signal receiving method thereof are disclosed. The electrical apparatus includes a plurality of voice receivers, a voice activity detector, a voice channel switch and a noise eliminator. The voice receivers are used to receive the voice signals. The voice activity detector receives and detects the voice signals, and obtains a main voice signal from the voice signals. The voice channel switch transports the main voice signal to a voice transporting channel and transports a plurality of other voice signals of the voice signals other than the main voice signal to a noise transporting channel according to a detecting result of the voice activity detector. The noise eliminator reduces the noise in the main voice according to the voice signals from the noise transporting channel.
Apparatus and method for coding signal in a communication system
Disclosed are an apparatus for coding a signal in a communication system including: a coding unit configured to code voice and audio signals based on a code excited linear prediction (CELP) coding method; a residual signal calculation unit configured to calculate residual signals of the voice and audio signals; a frequency transform unit configured to transform the residual signal into a signal in a frequency domain; an energy calculation unit configured to use frequency coefficients of the residual signals to calculate frequency energy of the residual signals; an energy concentration calculation unit configured to calculate energy concentrations of each vector dimension of the residual signals from the frequency energy of the residual signals; and a vector dimension determination unit configured to compare the energy concentrations of each vector dimension to determine targeted vector dimensions of the residual signals.
Audio signal bandwidth extension in CELP-based speech coder
A method for decoding an audio signal in a decoder having a CELP-based decoder element including a fixed codebook component, at least one pitch period value, and a first decoder output, wherein a bandwidth of the audio signal extends beyond a bandwidth of the CELP-based decoder element. The method includes obtaining an up-sampled fixed codebook signal by up-sampling the fixed codebook component to a higher sample rate, obtaining an up-sampled excitation signal based on the up-sampled fixed codebook signal and an up-sampled pitch period value, and obtaining a composite output signal based on the up-sampled excitation signal and an output signal of the CELP-based decoder element, wherein the composite output signal includes a bandwidth portion that extends beyond a bandwidth of the CELP-based decoder element.
Searching and browsing of contextual information
Systems and methods for searching and browsing a data store of contextually related data objects. The system includes a search/browse module that receives a search query. The search/browse module identifies data objects that match the search query and generates sentences from data objects that are contextually related to the matching data objects. The sentences are human-readable sentences, for example in subject-verb-object format, where each sentence represents the relationship between two data objects. The sentences are output for display as a hierarchy of sentences. Additionally, a user can browse the data store of contextually related data objects by selecting a sentence that is displayed to the user. The search/browse module then outputs attributes of the data object represented by the sentence for display in two separate regions of a user interface.
Method and system for correcting a temperature measurement signal
A method including digitally modelling a temperature measured by a sensor by using a modeled signal and estimating a lag error signal for the sensor from the modeled signal and a signal obtained by filtering the modeled signal, the filter having as a parameter an estimate of a time constant of the sensor, and correcting the measurement signal delivered by the sensor by the estimated lag error signal. The time constant of the sensor is estimated as a function of time from the measurement signal and the modeled signal.
Method for simulating dispersion of fillers in high polymer material
A computerized method for simulating dispersion of fillers in a high polymer material comprises: a simulation step in which filler models and polymer models are disposed in a predetermined virtual space and a molecular dynamics calculation is made thereon; and an outputting step in which the dispersion state of the filler models is output based on results of the simulation step, wherein the filler model represents a plurality of filler particles one of which is defined as a most influential particle for which a largest cutoff distance is defined, and the outputting step includes a rendering step in which, as regards the filler models in the virtual space, only the most influential particles are rendered.
Tool for optimized thin wall profile member (TPM) and TPM-panel design and selection
The present disclosure describes tools and associated computational analysis methodologies employed therein for improved minimum weight design of thin wall profile members (TPMs). The tools draw on inter-dependent parameters relating to TPM cross-section dimensions ratio values and established constructive restrictions to calculate, using appropriate algorithmic computational analysis, the optimum cross-section dimensions values of a given TPM. A design selection serves as a blueprint for the next stage, which is the actual fabrication or manufacturing of the component. For a given set of constructive restrictions, the final product is based on optimum configurations selected from a fixed set of TPMs with varied cross-sectional shapes.
Systems and methods for predicting the useable life of a photoreceptor in imaging devices
Systems and methods of determining a predicted usable life of components, such as a photoreceptor, associated with an imaging device. The systems and methods include a power source configured to increase an electric field across the photoreceptor. A sensor or array is configured to detect charge deficient spots (CDS) in a charge transport layer (CTL) of the photoreceptor as a result of increasing the electric field. The systems and methods are configured to determine the predicted useable life of the photoreceptor based on the detected CDS. The systems and methods are further configured to output a report of the estimation. The estimation is conducted at fixed or variable intervals throughout the life of the photoreceptor and/or imaging device.
Methods, systems, and devices for determining a harmonic are described herein. One method includes determining a temperature of a circuit conductor while the circuit conductor is conducting a current, and determining a harmonic associated with the circuit conductor based, at least in part, on the determined temperature.
Device for monitoring the structure of a vehicle
A device for monitoring the structure of a vehicle, including an electric measurement sensor, a processing circuit connected to the sensor for converting the sensor measurements into monitoring data, and a transmitter for transmitting the monitoring data to a collecting member, wherein the processing circuit is miniaturized and has a small size so as to be contained within a cube measuring 40×40×40 mm or less, is connected to the sensor by a short wired electrical connection, the length of which measures less than 200 mm, includes an onboard battery, and includes a radio means for transmitting the monitoring data to a mobile collecting member temporarily located in the vicinity thereof.
Multi-modal fluid condition sensor platform and system therefor
This invention encompasses embodiments for multi-modal integrated simultaneous measurement of various aspects of fluids contained in circulating systems such as automotive reciprocating engines and vehicle transmissions. These circulating systems perform constant internal lubrication, and heat and contaminant removal to protect the internal moving parts from the inherent friction and damage in normal operation. Most commonly this is achieved with fluids based on hydrocarbon and/or related synthetics, which, over time, can lose their protective properties, and vary in their performance or breakdown/decay due to internal and external events. Several components within the lubricant fluid can be measured and can provide insight into the efficacy of the system to perform its designed mission. Described herein is a real-time, simultaneous, integrated, multi-modal sensor system for early warning notification that can be further enhanced using specifically designed nanoparticles that can be introduced into the system, engineered to specifically bind with the contaminants and/or undergo an irreversible state change upon certain experienced conditions to both increase the detectability as well as provide for a framework to improve filter performance.
System for use in the treatment of diabetes
A health-monitoring device assesses the health of a user based on levels of two analytes in a biological fluid. A first analyte that is utilized to assess a user's health is a fat metabolism analyte, such as ketones, free fatty acids and glycerol, which is indicative of fat metabolism. A second analyte that is utilized is a glucose metabolism analyte, such as glucose. The levels of the two analytes may be used to assess insulin sensitivity, to detect both recent hypoglycemia and the cause of high glucose levels, and/or to guide therapeutic intervention. The dual analyte model may calculate a discrepancy between an actual insulin activity level and a theoretical insulin activity level. The dual analyte model of the present invention may be used to identify individuals at risk for metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance and non-insulin dependent diabetes, and allows monitoring of the progression of those disease states, as well as progress made by therapeutic interventions.
Method and apparatus for providing glycemic control
Methods and system to provide glycemic control and therapy management based on monitored glucose data, and current and/or target Hb1AC levels are provided.
Remote management system for equipment
A system is provided for monitoring system and operational parameters on one or more pieces of machinery or equipment. The system can monitor the pieces of machinery or equipment in real time, i.e., the time delay between the taking of a measurement on a piece of equipment and its subsequent display in the system is within accepted standards, e.g., from about 1 second to about 1 minute depending on the type of measurement or data set being monitored. The system can also permit the tracking of the pieces of machinery or equipment and can enable the transfer, i.e., the sending and/or receiving, of information between the system and the pieces of machinery or equipment.
Identifying a route based on user-selected locations for multiple points of interest
A computer-implemented method for identifying a route that is configured to travel through multiple points of interest includes receiving a query that includes an origin location, a destination location, and at least a first point of interest and a second point of interest. The method also includes identifying a perimeter that surrounds the received origin and destination locations in response to the query. The perimeter is then used to identify a set of locations for each of the first and second points of interest.
Method for constructing geo-fences for a spatial recommendation and discovery system
A system, method, device, computer program, user interface, and apparatus to associate an object of interest of a map in a location database with a geo-fence. The method includes selecting a first time interval; selecting a mode of transportation; determining terrestrial routes starting from the object of interest; for each determined terrestrial route, determining an end point that can be reach on the terrestrial route within the first time interval using the selected mode of transportation; and storing a geo-fence for the first time interval and mode of transportation in associating with the determined end points.
Drive mode guide system for vehicle and method thereof
Disclosed is drive mode guide system for a vehicle provided with a plurality of drive modes. More specifically, a road information storage unit stores information related a road state. A real-time information storage unit receives and stores environmental information in real time. A vehicle information storage unit stores information related to the vehicle. A control unit then extracts a possible-traveling path and a drive mode and an outputs the possible-traveling path. A suggested drive mode received from the control unit based on the information stored in the road information storage unit, the real-time information storage unit, and the vehicle information storage unit.
Method and apparatus for arranging mining vehicle positioning
The present invention relates to a method for positioning a mobile mining vehicle, which method determines scanning data by scanning the environment of the mining vehicle while being driven. Location information is determined for the mining vehicle on the basis of the scanning data and prestored environment model data. Level information is associated with the environment model data, the location level of the mining vehicle (1) is determined and the environment model data to be used are selected on the basis of the determined location level.
Information providing apparatus
An information providing apparatus makes a decision, when an information providing deciding unit decides that driving support information is to be provided, as to whether the output of the voice information about the driving support information responding to a command from the information providing deciding unit and the output of the voice information about route guidance info nation responding to a command from a route guidance unit overlap each other or not, and controls, when they overlap each other, the output of voice information by an information providing output unit in such a manner as to prevent the output of the voice information about the driving support information from overlapping with the output of the voice information about the route guidance information.
Collision prevention device and method for a vehicle on the ground
Described are a collision prevention device and a method for a vehicle in motion on the ground. The collision prevention device includes means for localizing obstacles; means for acquiring obstacle localization data; means for localizing the equipped vehicle; a collision prevention computer, and presentation means for presenting warnings to a driver of the equipped vehicle.
System and method for measuring and reducing vehicle fuel waste
One way to improve fuel efficiency of a vehicle is to improve the usage of various gears. One way to measure the amount of fuel wasted due to suboptimal gear shifting is to compare the actual gear used for various driving conditions with the optimal gear used. Such comparisons may be combined with determinations of amount of fuel used to determine how much fuel has been lost due to suboptimal shifting. These techniques are applicable to tracking employment of other driving best practices as well.
Fuel conservation systems and methods
Methods and systems are described for conserving fuel used by an engine. In some embodiments a control module processes a user-provided input, as a first function, into a second function. The second function can be used to direct the engine with a directive output power. The directive output power may have regions equal to, greater than, and/or less than what the power output would be if the engine were controlled using the user-provided input.
Control device and control method for vehicle
In control over a vehicle, inter-vehicle communication information of a preceding vehicle that runs ahead of the vehicle is acquired, follow-up running control for causing the vehicle to follow the preceding vehicle is executed on the basis of the inter-vehicle communication information, and, during the follow-up running control, a parameter used in the follow-up running control is determined on the basis of a condition in which the inter-vehicle communication information is acquired.
Regenerative brake control system and method
A regenerative brake control system for a vehicle includes a vehicle controller, a driveline torque distribution device interfacing with the vehicle controller, an electric machine interfacing with the driveline torque distribution device, a plurality of wheels coupled to the electric machine and at least one traction condition input indicating traction of the plurality of wheels provided to the vehicle controller. The vehicle controller engages the driveline torque distribution device and the electric machine apportions regenerative brake torque to the wheels in proportion to the traction of the wheels. A regenerative brake control method for a vehicle is also disclosed.
Brake monitoring system for an air brake arrangement
A brake monitoring system for an air brake arrangement including: at least one sensor to measure air pressure in at least one component of an air brake arrangement; at least one local controller to determine air brake data; and at least one communication device to transmit at least a portion of the air brake. An air brake arrangement and a computer-implemented method of determining air brake data in an air brake arrangement are also disclosed.
Motion control apparatus for vehicle
A vehicle motion control device providing good trace performance with a simple configuration for performing a rollover prevention control involving suppressing rollover of a vehicle by applying a braking force to a front wheel located on the radially outer of the turning locus and a rear wheel located on the radially outer of the turning locus, comprises a braking control unit configured to restrict the application of the braking force to the front wheel located on the radially outer of the turning locus until a predetermined limit time elapses since the application of the braking force to the rear wheel located on the radially outer of the turning locus is started when the braking force is applied to the front wheel located on the radially outer of the turning locus and the rear wheel located on the radially outer of the turning locus as the rollover prevention control.
System and method for controlling a brake system
The disclosure describes, in one aspect, a control system for controlling a braking system. The control system includes a parking brake operatively to at least one wheel, a park brake override mechanism operatively associated with the parking brake, an inching pedal operatively coupled to a transmission, a shift lever operatively coupled to the transmission, at least one sensor operatively coupled to the parking brake to detect when the parking brake is engaged, at least one sensor operatively coupled to the inching pedal to detect a depression of the inching pedal, and at least one sensor operatively coupled to the shift lever for detecting at least one of a forward or reverse gear selection. The control system further includes a controller operatively coupled to the at least one sensors to receive corresponding signals and adapted to control the engagement of the parking brake when the inching pedal is depressed and the at least one of the forward or reverse gear selections is desired.
Electronic controller for a continuously variable transmission and a method of control of a continuously variable transmission
The invention concerns an electronic controller for a continuously variable transmission of the type having a variator (10) with a rotary variator input (17) coupled to a first variator race (14a) and a rotary variator output (29) coupled to a second variator race (16a). At least one roller (20) runs upon the said races to transfer drive from one to the other. The roller is movable to steplessly vary the variator ratio. The variator further comprises at least one hydraulic actuator (36), (38) which acts upon the roller and through which net torque acting on the variator races is referred via the roller to the variator's casing. A hydraulic arrangement is provided for applying to the actuator at least one hydraulic control pressure which determines force applied’ by the actuator and thus determines the reaction torque. The variator is coupled between a rotary transmission input (17) and a rotary transmission output (714) such that the transmission ratio is a function of the variator ratio. The electronic controller is adapted to cany out the following steps in a loop: measure a speed ratio of the continuously variable transmission; compare the measured speed ratio with a target speed ratio; determine a transmission output torque request on the basis of the said comparison; convert the output torque request to a control pressure request, taking account of the speed ratio; differentiate the control pressure request with respect to lime to obtain a compensation value and apply the compensation value to the control pressure request; and output the resulting compensated control pressure request to the hydraulic valve arrangement.
Control device and control method for automatic transmission
A control device for an automatic transmission mounted on a vehicle to establish a plurality of shift speeds by engaging engagement elements that need to be engaged for each shift speed. The control device includes a target shift speed setting device, a during-travel neutral control device and a prediction control device. The prediction control device takes action when a predicted prechange time becomes equal to or less than a predetermined time while the automatic transmission is in the neutral state, the predicted prechange time being a time predicted on the basis of variations in vehicle speed and being a time before implementation of a change of the target shift speed that involves changing the particular engagement element from a disengaged state to an engaged state in order to maintain the neutral state.
Methods and systems for reducing the speed of a vehicle
A controller can execute a method to reduce a speed of a vehicle by initiating a vehicle stop request in response to a vehicle signal received while the vehicle is in motion. The method includes: (a) applying a wheel brake in response to initiation of the vehicle stop request when the vehicle is moving at a vehicle speed less than or equal to a first vehicle speed threshold in order to reduce the vehicle speed; and (b) actuating a parking sprag assembly to stop rotation of an output member of a transmission when the vehicle speed is equal to or less than a second vehicle speed threshold. By example, the vehicle signal may be a park signal, an engine off signal, or a plurality of signals defining a condition set. The wheel brake may be at least one of an electronic park brake and a service brake.
Shift control apparatus for continuously variable transmission
Disclosed is a shift control apparatus for a continuously variable transmission configured to transmit power from a drive power source of a vehicle to a drive wheel of the vehicle. The shift control apparatus is configured to change a gear ratio of the continuously variable transmission with changes in vehicle speed and, during sudden braking of the vehicle, change a rate of change of the gear ratio (a shift speed) of the continuously variable transmission in a downshift direction depending upon a wheel slip ratio calculated from a wheel speed and the vehicle speed.
Materials handling vehicle estimating a speed of a movable assembly from a lift motor speed
A materials handling vehicle is provided including: a support structure including a fixed member; a movable assembly coupled to the support structure; a hydraulic system; and a control system. The support structure further includes lift apparatus to effect movement of the movable assembly relative to the support structure fixed member. The lift apparatus includes at least one ram/cylinder assembly. The hydraulic system includes a motor, a pump coupled to the motor to supply a pressurized fluid to the at least one ram/cylinder assembly, and at least one electronically controlled valve associated with the at least one ram/cylinder assembly. The control structure may estimate a speed of the movable assembly from a speed of the motor and calculate an updated pump volumetric efficiency using the estimated movable assembly speed and a determined movable assembly speed.
Dynamic supplemental downforce control system for planter row units
A dynamic supplemental downforce control system for a planter row unit. The system includes closed-loop feedback circuit that cooperates with a downforce actuator to dynamically control fluid flow to the downforce actuator to maintain balance between the actual gauge wheel downforce and a desired gauge wheel downforce during planting operations.
Automatic control of a joystick for dozer blade control
Dozers outfitted with manual or electric valves can be retrofitted with a control system for automatically controlling the elevation and orientation of the blade. No modification of the existing hydraulic drive system or existing hydraulic control system is needed. An arm is operably coupled to the existing joystick, whose translation controls the elevation and orientation of the blade. The arm is driven by an electrical motor assembly. Measurement units mounted on the dozer body or blade provide measurements corresponding to the elevation or orientation of the blade. A computational system receives the measurements, compares them to target reference values, and generates control signals. Drivers convert the control signals to electrical drive signals. In response to the electrical drive signals, the electrical motor assembly translates the arm, which, in turn, translates the joystick. If necessary, an operator can override the automatic control system by manually operating the joystick.
Motor vehicle having a centralized door locking system
A motor vehicle has a plurality of doors, each secured by a lock, peripheral control units, each connected to one of said locks, for sending a command signal to an actuator of the lock, a central control unit for sending command signals to the actuators of the locks, and an accident detector. If the accident detector has detected an accident, at least one of the actuators is switchable from a central operating mode in which it executes command signals of the central control unit and its associated peripheral control unit into a peripheral operating mode in which it executes only command signals from its peripheral control unit.
Method for control of seat mounted airbag in a seat with armrest
An airbag is mounted in a vehicle seating system having both the airbag and a pivoting armrest on the same side of the occupant seating position. The armrest pivots between a vertical stored position and a horizontal armrest position. The deployment of the airbag is controlled by deployment logic including: sensing the position of the pivoting armrest to determine the vertical position or the horizontal position; sensing vehicle conditions indicative of a need to deploy the airbag mounted on the seat back; and not deploying the airbag mounted on the seat back if the armrest is in the vertical stored position.
Method of protecting vehicle occupants in a vehicle seat of a vehicle
In a method of protecting the occupant in a vehicle seat, particularly in a passenger car (the vehicle seat comprising at least a seat surface, a backrest and a headrest), upon detection of a present or imminent rear impact, by means of an active movement of the backrest and/or of the headrest, a force is applied to the vehicle occupant in the direction of the effect of the impact force occurring as a result of the rear impact.
Electric power steering apparatus and control device integrated-type electric motor
An electric power steering apparatus and control device integrated-type electric motor includes an electric motor driving circuit constituted by a plurality of semiconductor power elements and controlling electric power supplied to an armature winding of an electric motor, a switch device for opening and closing a connection between an input terminal of the electric motor driving circuit and an external power source, and another switch device for opening and closing the armature winding, wherein at least one of both the switch devices is constituted by a semiconductor switch element, and the power elements and the semiconductor switch element are mounted on a board attached to a metallic case.
Electric power steering device
Provided is an electric power steering device in which the operation feeling is improved without a decrease in commercial value. A phase compensation unit performs a frequency shift on a compensation frequency band compensated by the phase compensation unit. The phase compensation unit performs phase-shift in the compensation frequency band through a frequency shift process, instead of an increase in compensation gain. Therefore, it is possible to minimize occurrences of minute vibrations and abnormal noise in the steering system including the motor that accompany an increase in gain, and to improve the operation feeling and commercial value.
Image acquisition and processing system for vehicle equipment control
An image acquisition and processing system includes an image sensor and one or more processors that are configured to receive at least a portion of at least one image from the image sensor. The dynamic aim of the image sensor is configured as a function of at least one feature extracted from at least a portion of an image. To accomplish the task, the system utilizes a series of adaptive thresholds used in parallel comparators to determine whether or not a pixel in a given image scene falls on the edge of a given lane line on a road. The location of the lane lines are then used to determine the scene vanishing point, which ideally will be co-located at the optical scene center. If they are not in agreement, the pixel data set being processed can be adjusted to accommodate for any disagreement.
Interactive vehicle glazing
A laminated vehicle glazing comprising: at least two glazing panes laminated together by at least one interlayer therebetween; at least one sensor which is manually operable by the presence of a user's hand contacting or proximal to at least one of the panes; at least one shield associated with the at least one sensor whereby the at least one sensor is manually operable by the presence of a user's hand from only one side of the vehicle glazing; and at least one connector electrically connected to the at least one sensor connectable to an external device for control of the external device by manual operation of the at least one sensor.
Electric power steering system and method for verifying steering angle thereof
An electric power steering system includes: a torque sensor including a first rotor connected to an input shaft, a second rotor connected to an output shaft, a first angle element for measuring an absolute steering angle of the first rotor, and second and third angle elements for measuring relative steering angles of the first rotor; and an electronic control unit for determining a reference steering angle based on the absolute steering angle and the relative steering angles received from the torque sensor, tracing and accumulating first and second absolute steering angles rotated from the reference steering angle based on the relative steering angles received from the second and third angle elements, and averaging the first and second absolute steering angles to provide the calculated final absolute steering angle when the difference between the accumulated first and second steering angles is within the preset reference difference.
Driving assistance system for vehicle and vehicle equipped with driving assistance system for vehicle
A driving assistance system for vehicle detects short-duration data representing a current traveling condition and drive operation, and intermediate-duration data representing a travelling condition and drive operation of this day. Drive diagnosis is carried out by comparing distribution of the short-duration data and distribution of the intermediate-duration data.
Vehicle information acquisition system and vehicle information acquisition method
A vehicle information acquisition system includes a vehicle and an information management center. The vehicle includes an information acquisition portion that acquires a piece of vehicle information, which is processed by an information processing unit, based on a set collection condition, and transmits the acquired piece of the vehicle information to the information management center. The information management center determines a new collection condition for the piece of the vehicle information, which is processed by the information processing unit, based on a result of an analysis of the transmitted piece of the vehicle information, and transmits the determined collection condition to the vehicle as a collection condition for a piece of vehicle information to be subsequently acquired by the information acquisition portion to re-set the transmitted collection condition in the information acquisition portion.
Online vehicle maintenance
A system includes a vehicle controller having a processor and in communication with a communications device and vehicle display, the controller configured to receive a sensor input containing at least one of a fault trigger and a contextual data captured during the fault trigger. The controller may analyze, via the processor, the fault trigger to determine a fault event. The controller may determine an appropriate service center and transmit, via the communications device, the fault event and contextual data to the service center. The controller may be configured to receive an analysis report and an appointment request and output the analysis report and appointment request to a vehicle display device.
Autonomous mobile body
An autonomous mobile body includes a storage unit arranged to store a size D2 of the autonomous mobile body, a laser range sensor arranged to acquire obstacle information, an obstacle identification unit arranged to identify, based on the acquired obstacle information, edge points indicating positions of both ends of a region in which an interfering obstacle exists, the both ends being both ends on a plane parallel or substantially parallel to a passage plane in a direction which is perpendicular or substantially perpendicular to a moving target direction of the autonomous mobile body, a direction setting unit arranged to set a pull-off direction based on the size D2 of the autonomous mobile body and the edge points, and a mobile controller arranged and programmed to control the autonomous mobile body to move toward the pull-off direction.
Apparatus and method for monitoring belt slip in belt-torque assistance system
An apparatus for monitoring belt slip in a belt-torque assistance system includes a motor-alternator slip control unit that determines whether the belt connecting the motor-alternator with the engine in accordance with driving modes of a vehicle slips, and restricts operation of the motor-alternator in accordance with the slip of the belt, an ECU that outputs the operation state of the engine to the motor-alternator slip control unit, an inverter that changes an alternate current generated from the motor-alternator into a direct current or a direct current into an alternate current to drive the motor-alternator, and outputs a signal according to the speed of a rotor and power generation load to the motor-alternator slip control unit, and a motor-alternator operation control unit that operates the motor-alternator to generate power from the driving power transmitted from the engine and to assist torque of the engine.
System and method for balancing a storage battery for an automotive vehicle
A system and method is provided for balancing a storage battery for an automotive vehicle. The battery is of the type including a plurality of storage cells. The system includes a thermoelectric device and a controller. The thermoelectric device receives thermal energy and converts the thermal energy into electric energy. The controller determines a subset of the storage cells in the battery to be charged based on an amount of electric charge in each of the storage cells. Furthermore, the controller causes the electric energy to be distributed to each storage cell in the subset in an effort to balance the battery in the vehicle.
Vehicle control apparatus
A vehicle control apparatus includes a motor unit, a power accumulating device, a charging power control section, a vehicle state detecting section, a braking/driving force control section, a turning determination section and a charging power correction section. The motor unit is configured to generate an independent driving/braking force for at least each of left and right driving wheels. The charging power control section is configured to set charging power supplied to the power accumulating device in accordance with a power accumulation state of the power accumulating device. The braking/driving force control section is configured to control a braking force or a driving force generated by the motor unit based on the operating state of the vehicle. The turning determination section is configured to determine whether a prescribed vehicle turning condition exists. The charging power correction section is configured to increase the charging power when the prescribed vehicle turning condition exists.
Railway signalling system and on-board signalling system
In a railway signalling system which transmits a control order to an on-board signalling system by a trackside signalling system, the on-board signalling system being mounted on a train running on a line and the control order being compliant with a signalling system of the line, the present invention allows the train to run through into lines with different signalling systems using a single on-board signalling system. When the train enters a line with a different signalling system from a current line, the on-board signalling system installs a train control application program compliant with the signalling system of the entering line. Then, the on-board signalling system executes the train control application program, allowing the train to be controlled on the entering line according to a control order created by the trackside signalling system of the entering line.
Device for adjusting and locking a movable control surface
An apparatus is provided for adjusting and locking a movable control surface, which includes, but is not limited to a rotatably held spindle, an adjustment body, a linear guide, a drive unit, a linear positioning encoder and a control unit. The adjustment body with the linear guide is slidably guided along a first movement axis, and the spindle is connected to the adjustment body for moving the adjustment body along the movement axis. The adjustment body is configured to connect to a control surface mount, and the linear positioning encoder and the drive unit are connected to the control unit. The latter is designed to adjust a predetermined actuating position of the adjustment body by rotation of the spindle with the drive unit and by comparing an actual position, detected by the linear positioning encoder, of the adjustment body with the predetermined actuating position.
Remote control methods and systems
Methods and systems are provided for preventing interference from simultaneous data transmissions in a remote control system. A controlled terminal is typically configured to receive control data from a controlling terminal and to transmit feedback data to a monitoring terminal. To prevent interference caused by the simultaneous transmissions of control data and feedback data. The controlling terminal can transmit the control data to the monitoring terminal, which then transmits the control data to the controlled terminal. Such transmission of the control data may be carried out in a way that does not interfere with the transmission of the feedback data.
Systems and methods for preventing battery depletion in a vehicle
System and methods for preventing battery depletion in a vehicle are disclosed. In certain embodiments, a method for preventing depletion of a battery included in a vehicle may include receiving a measurement of the SOC of the battery from an SOC sensor. A determination may be made as to whether the SOC of the battery has reached a threshold indicating that the battery is nearing depletion. Based on the determination, a notification may be transmitted to a remote device associated with a user of the vehicle. In certain embodiments, the user may use the notification to decide whether to remotely start a system of the vehicle to recharge the battery.
Fuel-fill area data port
Near field communications devices provide wireless connectivity between vehicles and fueling stations by which vehicle fuel-related information can be exchanged. The exchanged information can include the type of fuel required by the vehicle and thus reduce the likelihood of an improper fuel being introduced to the vehicle. Vehicle fuel related information also includes an amount of fuel required to fill the vehicle's fuel reservoir, an amount of fuel required for the vehicle to travel to a particular location or distance, an amount of fuel received during previous refueling sessions, the identity of the vehicle, and vehicle operator fueling preferences. It can also include the location of the vehicle relative to a fueling station or fuel pump.
Using planning to control demand response and supply choices in a managed electrical system
One embodiment of the present invention provides an energy-management system for managing energy within a predominantly closed power system. The system includes an identifying mechanism configured to identify a number of components coupled to the energy-management system, a receiving mechanism configured to receive current status information of the components, an evaluating mechanism configured to evaluate future energy need, a planning mechanism configured to plan future energy activities based on the energy need and the current status information, and a controlling mechanism configured to control operations of the components based on the planned energy activities.
Irrigation system with ET based seasonal watering adjustment and soil moisture sensor shutoff
An irrigation system includes at least one environmental sensor, such as a solar radiation sensor that is installed on an irrigation site, and a soil moisture sensor that is also installed on the irrigation site. Programming allows an estimated ET value to be calculated based at least in part on the output signal of the environmental sensor. A pre-programmed watering schedule is automatically modified based on the estimated ET value to thereby conserve water while maintaining the health of plants on the irrigation site. The system automatically inhibits irrigation when an output signal of the soil moisture sensor indicates an amount of moisture in the soil is above a predetermined threshold.
Computational load distribution in a climate control system having plural sensing microsystems
Systems, methods, and related computer program products for controlling one or more HVAC systems using a distributed arrangement of wirelessly connected sensing microsystems are described. A plurality of wirelessly communicating sensing microsystems is provided, each sensing microsystem including a temperature sensor and a processor, at least one of the sensing microsystems being coupled to an HVAC unit for control thereof. The plurality of sensing microsystems is configured to jointly carry out at least one shared computational task associated with control of the HVAC unit. Each sensing microsystem includes a power management circuit configured to determine an amount of electrical power available for dedication to the at least one shared computational task. The at least one shared computational task is apportioned among respective ones of the plurality of sensing microsystems according to the amount of electrical power determined to be available for dedication thereto at each respective sensing microsystem.
Heating, ventilating, and air conditioning module for a vehicle
A heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) module for a vehicle includes an HVAC structure to accommodate a plurality of HVAC system components, the HVAC structure configured to be installed in a host vehicle. The HVAC module also includes an interconnect network with a first group of the HVAC system components and a hub component, wherein the hub component is coupled to a second group of the HVAC system components. An HVAC module connector is coupled to the interconnect network to establish data connectivity between the interconnect network and an electronic control module of the host vehicle.
Evaluating dosing from an implantable infusion device
A method for evaluating dosing from an implanted infusion system that includes receiving input regarding the identity of a therapeutic agent into an external device. The method further includes displaying on the external device a predetermined set of symptoms associated with the therapeutic agent; receiving input into the external device regarding with which of the symptoms the patient presents; and determining whether the therapeutic agent is being delivered, or has been delivered, at an appropriate dose based on the input identity of the therapeutic agent and the input symptoms.
Method and apparatus for recyclable absorption of electric retardation energy from an industrial robotics system
An embodiment of the present invention discloses an apparatus for recyclable absorption of electric retardation energy from a multiple axis industrial robotics system, including a robot control unit and at least one drive unit, which generates the electrical retardation energy at retardation. By an apparatus according to the present invention, the electric retardation energy, which occurs when a drive unit is retarded and is transferred into generator mode, may be recycled by the brake unit of the apparatus, which accelerates a mechanical device connected to the brake unit. The electric retardation energy is thus transferred into kinetic energy that may be stored in mechanical devices. An embodiment of the present invention also refers to a corresponding method for recyclable absorption of electric retardation energy from a multiple axis industrial robotics system.
Apparatus for planning path of robot and method thereof
A method for planning the robot path includes forming a shape space that includes a start point, a goal point, and obstacle information so as to generate a moving path of the robot, generating one or more moving paths of the robot within the shape space, and storing the generated moving paths in a database, selecting a specific path that has a minimum operation range of the robot and a minimum constraint caused by the obstacle from among the stored moving paths, and planning the selected path, enabling the robot to perform motion along the planned path, and pre-planning a path for a next motion of the robot while the robot performs the motion. The apparatus or method for planning the robot path can reduce a time from an end time of one motion to the start time of the next motion, thereby performing a smooth motion.
Intelligent robot apparatus responsive to environmental change and method of controlling and reconfiguring intelligent robot apparatus
Provided is a robot apparatus and a method of reconfiguring a software component and an internal environment that may autonomously optimize and reconfigure a component execution program, execution environment settings, and the like, dynamically reconfigure components using a component included in the robot or a component downloaded from a server, or optimally configure an internal configuration of the robot, in response to the provided command so that the robot apparatus may perform a provided command in response to a change in an environment by dynamically recognizing the change in the environment when an environment in which the robot is used, although the external environment or the internal environment is changed while the robot is operated.
Method and system for bio-fluid sampling
A method of sampling includes receiving, by a portable bio-fluid sampling apparatus, a bio-fluid sample on a sample collection receptacle. The bio-fluid sample is associated with a timestamp that is indicative of a time at which the bio-fluid sample is received. The bio-fluid sample is stored in a bio-fluid chamber of the portable bio-fluid sampling apparatus.
Thermal displacement compensation method and thermal displacement compensation device for machine tool
In a thermal displacement compensation method for a machine tool, in which a feed shaft thermal displacement amount is obtained and an amount which cancels the obtained feed shaft thermal displacement amount is added as a thermal displacement compensation amount to a position command for a feed axis, a position where a signal is first output by a position sensor for detecting the position of a movable part of the machine tool is first stored as an initial position. Then, the position where the signal is output by the position sensor is detected, and the thermal displacement compensation amount is modified according to a compensation error, which is the difference between the detected position (actual position) and the initial position.
Adaptive registration during precision graphics cutting from multiple sheets
A method and programmed apparatus for cutting graphics from substantially-identical sheets with graphics and registration marks printed thereon using a plotter and controlled cutter and sensor movable over the sheets, including: (1) sensing work-surface positions of the marks of a sheet and calculating an expected work-surface position for each such mark based on the work-surface positions of other marks of the sheet; (2) classifying each mark as active or inactive based on a first error criterion and applying the classification to corresponding marks of a subsequent sheet, the active marks being fewer than the total number of printed marks; (3) sensing the work-surface positions of the active marks of the subsequent sheet; and (4) cutting the graphics from the subsequent sheet based on the sensed positions of the active marks, thereby reducing the time for accurate cut-processing of the subsequent sheet.
Etching apparatus, control simulator, and semiconductor device manufacturing method
Based on a model for determining optical emission intensity values Y at wavelengths from actuator values X of an etching apparatus, X is calculated from Y to achieve preferable Run-to-Run control over Y. A relation between X and Y is defined as a control model (matrix model C1, ratio-constraint model C2) based on an algebraical expression with ΔX as an input and ΔY as an output. In etching process control, ΔX (manipulated volume) is calculated from ΔY (controlled volume) using the control model, based on a non-control optical emission intensity value Y, to set X (S1) for the etching process, during which Y is monitored. Based on an actual value for Y, a non-control optical emission intensity value Y to be used in the next wafer etching process is calculated.
Parts mounting related work device
A problem that the present invention is to solve is to provide a parts mounting related work device which can prevent the occurrence of an unexpected operation failure and an erroneous stopping of the whole system which are attributed to an error in combination of working head and working equipment.A storage part (24c) stores combinations of types of working heads (H) and types of working equipment (E) which correspond to contents of work that is performed on a board (PB), and a determination part (24d) determines whether or not the combination of the type of the working head (H) which is currently detected by a head type detector and the type of the working equipment which is currently detected by an equipment type detector coincides with any of combinations stored in the storage part (24c). An action restriction part (24e) restricts a moving action of a moving stage (11) by an action control part (24a) in case the determination part (24d) determines that the combination of the type of the working head (H) which is currently attached to the moving stage (11) and the type of the working equipment which is currently mounted in a base platform (3) coincides with non of the combinations stored in the storage part (24c).
Directional audio interface for portable media device
Methods and apparatus for a user to interact with and control a portable media device through an audio user interface. The audio user interface includes one or more audible control nodes perceived by the user to be spatially located at different points about the user of the portable media device. A sensor in the portable media device senses a movement of the portable media device by the user toward one or more of the audible control nodes. The operation of the portable device is modified in accordance with the sensed movement of the portable media device.
Method for epidural stimulation of neural structures
A method for treating a patient having nociceptive pain in a body region using at least one electrode implanted within a spinal column of the patient. The method comprises conveying electrical stimulation energy from the at least one implanted electrode to an efferent motor neural structure innervating the body region, thereby inducing an endogenous chemical response within a spinal cord of the patient that treats the nociceptive pain. Another method for treating a patient suffering from a medical ailment. The other method comprises applying electrical stimulation energy to an efferent neural structure, thereby increasing the activation threshold of the efferent neural structure relative an afferent neural structure, and applying electrical stimulation energy to the afferent neural structure while the activation threshold of the efferent neural structure is increased, thereby modulating activity of the afferent neural structure to treat the medical ailment while minimizing stimulation of the efferent neural structure.
Leads with X-ray fluorescent capsules for electrode identification and methods of manufacture and use
An implantable lead for an electrical stimulation system includes a lead body having a distal end, a proximal end, a longitudinal length, and a circumference; a plurality of electrodes disposed along the distal end of the lead body in an electrode array; a plurality of terminals disposed along the proximal end of the lead body; a plurality of conductors electrically coupling the plurality of electrodes to the plurality of terminals; and at least one capsule including an x-ray fluorescent material and disposed along the distal end of the lead body relative to the electrode array to indicate, when viewed fluoroscopically, an orientation of the electrode array. The plurality of electrodes includes a plurality of segmented electrodes. Each of the plurality of segmented electrodes extends partially around the circumference of the lead body.
Non-regular electrical stimulation patterns designed with a cost function for treating neurological disorders
Systems of and methods for stimulation of neurological tissue that may generate stimulation trains with temporal patterns of stimulation is shown and disclosed herein. The temporal patterns of stimulation may include intervals between electrical pulses (the inter-pulse intervals) that change or vary over time. Compared to conventional continuous, high rate pulse trains having regular (i.e., constant) inter-pulse intervals, the non-regular (i.e., not constant) pulse patterns or trains that embody features of the invention may provide a lower average frequency.
Method and apparatus for detecting imminent structural failure of an electrical lead in an implanted cardiac therapy medical device
A method and apparatus implementing the method, which is not dependent on monitoring the electrical impedance of the lead, detects imminent structural failure of an electrical lead in an implanted medical device, such as an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) or a pacemaker. The approach is to monitor directly the mechanical load loss of the lead (a measure of the loss of structural integrity of the lead) rather than, as in the prior art, to infer it from the electrical impedance.
Biomimetic neurostimulation device
A neuromimetic device includes a feedforward pathway and a feedback pathway. The device operates in parallel with a suspect neural region, coupled between regions afferent and efferent to the suspect region. The device can be trained to mimic the suspect region while the region is still considered functional; and then replace the region once the region is considered dysfunctional. The device may be particularly useful in treating neuromotor issues such as Parkinson's disease.
Method for direct modulation of the dorsolateral funiculus
A method for treating a patient suffering from chronic neuropathic pain, comprises epidurally applying electrical stimulation energy to a dorsolateral funiculus of the patient, thereby treating the chronic neuropathic pain. The method may further comprise increasing the activation threshold of a side-effect exhibiting neural structure relative to the activation threshold of the dorsolateral funiculus of the patient, wherein the electrical stimulation energy is applied to the dorsolateral funiculus of the patient while the activation threshold of the neural structure relative to the dorsolateral funiculus is increased, thereby treating the chronic neuropathic pain without stimulating the neural structure.
Blood flow control element
Apparatus for treating obstructive blood flow disorders, is provided, including (1) an external device, configured for placement outside of a body of a subject and to sense a factor of the subject, and to generate a signal in response to the sensed factor, and (2) an implant, which comprises a wireless receiver for receiving the signal, and an effector element, the implant configured and positioned to alter a blood flow of the subject in response to the signal.
Method and apparatus for neural stimulation with respiratory feedback
A neural stimulation system controls the delivery of neural stimulation using a respiratory signal as a therapy feedback input. The respiratory signal is used to increase the effectiveness of the neural stimulation, such as vagal nerve stimulation, while decreasing potentially adverse side effects in respiratory functions. In one embodiment, the neural stimulation system synchronizes the delivery of the neural stimulation pulses to the respiratory cycles using a respiratory fiducial point in the respiratory signal and a delay interval. In another embodiment, the neural stimulation system detects a respiratory disorder and, in response, adjusts the delivery of the neural stimulation pulses and/or delivers a respiratory therapy treating the detected respiratory disorder.
Implantable medical device
An implantable medical device includes a housing formed of a first material and a first electronic component provided within the housing. The implantable medical device also includes a second material provided in contact with at least a portion of the housing. At least one of the housing and the first electronic component has a magnetic permeability in a magnetic field that differs from the magnetic permeability of water. The second material is provided in an amount effective to reduce MRI image distortion caused by the implantable medical device.
Power link for implantable devices
A power transfer system for an implanted device, such as an implanted medical device. The implanted device and a power transfer device each include a coil with a magnetically permeable core, so that operatively the coils are magnetically coupled, so as to improve the efficiency of power transfer. The coil resides in an electrically conductive implant case.
Implantable neurostimulator-implemented method for enhancing heart failure patient awakening through vagus nerve stimulation
An implantable neurostimulator-implemented method for managing tachyarrhythmias upon a patient's awakening from sleep through vagus nerve stimulation is provided. An implantable neurostimulator, including a pulse generator, is configured to deliver electrical therapeutic stimulation in a manner that results in creation and propagation (in both afferent and efferent directions) of action potentials within neuronal fibers comprising the cervical vagus nerve of a patient. Operating modes of the pulse generator are stored. An enhanced dose of the electrical therapeutic stimulation is parametrically defined and tuned to prevent initiation of or disrupt tachyarrhythmia upon the patient's awakening from a sleep state through at least one of continuously-cycling, intermittent and periodic ON-OFF cycles of electrical pulses. Other operating modes, including a maintenance dose and a restorative dose are defined. The patient's physiological state is monitored via at least one sensor to detect the patient's awakening, which activates the delivery of the enhanced dose.
Safety control system for implantable neural stimulator
A neural stimulation system includes a safety control system that prevents delivery of neural stimulation pulses from causing potentially harmful effects. The neural stimulation pulses are delivered to one or more nerves to control the physiological functions regulated by the one or more nerves. Examples of such harmful effects include unintended effects in physiological functions associated with autonomic neural stimulation and nerve injuries caused by excessive delivery of the neural stimulation pulses.
Electrode assembly for delivering a therapeutic agent into ocular tissue
A contact electrode assembly for delivering at least one therapeutic agent into ocular tissue of a subject includes a flexible dielectric layer, a first electrode portion, and a second electrode portion. The flexible dielectric includes oppositely disposed first and second surfaces. The first electrode portion is disposed on the first surface of the dielectric layer. The second electrode portion is disposed on a portion of the second surface of the dielectric layer. The second electrode portion includes an interdigitated electrode having a first comb-shaped portion defining a first plurality of fingers and a second comb-shaped portion defining a second plurality of fingers. Each of the first electrode portion, the first comb-shaped portion, and the second comb-shaped portion is electrically connectable to a signal source.
Three-dimensional thermal imaging for the detection of skin lesions and other natural and abnormal conditions
A thermal imaging system includes a data processing system and a geometrical scanning system constructed to communicate with the data processing system. The geometrical scanning system is adapted to scan at least a section of a surface of a subject under observation. The thermal imaging system also includes an infrared imaging system constructed to communicate with the data processing system. The infrared imaging system is adapted to image at least a portion of the section of the surface of the subject under observation. The data processing system is configured to receive data from the geometrical scanning system and to construct a surface map of the section of the surface of the subject under observation and to identify geometrical markers on the surface map based on the data from the geometrical scanning system. The data processing system is also configured to receive data from the infrared imaging system and to construct a thermal map of the portion of the section of the surface, to identify thermal markers on the thermal map based on the data from the infrared imaging system, and to register the thermal map to the surface map based on a correspondence between at least some of the geometrical and thermal markers. The data processor is configured to correct temperatures of the thermal map based on the surface map subsequent to the registering.
Diagnostic devices using thermal noise
Provided among other things is a thermal noise imaging device with (a) thermal noise source; (b) amplifier of thermal noise; (c) antennas adapted to transmit the amplified noise to a perfused body and receive perfused body noise; (d) reference circuit adapted to receive the amplified thermal noise and produce a reference signal; (e) perfused body docking interface adapted to interface with one or more surfaces of the perfused body and (i) support a reflection set of one or more antennas in close proximity with a surface of the perfused body or (ii) support separate transmission sets of one or more antennas on opposing surfaces of the perfused body; and (f) analytical module for the perfused body noise and the reference signal and determining a reflected power from the reflection set or a transmitted power from the transmission sets.
Cancellation of light shunting
There is provided a system and method for canceling shunted light. The method includes transmitting electromagnetic radiation at tissue of interest and generating a signal representative of detected electromagnetic radiation. A portion of the generated signal representing shunted light is canceled from the generated signal and the remaining portion of the generated signal is used to compute physiological parameters.
In vivo blood spectrometry
A process and apparatus for determining the arterial and venous oxygenation of blood in vivo with improved precision. The optical properties of tissue are measured by determination of differential and total attenuations of light at a set of wavelengths. By choosing distinct wavelengths and using the measured attenuations, the influence of variables such as light scattering, absorption and other optical tissue properties is canceled out or minimized.
Methods and apparatus for generating data output containing physiological and motion-related information
A method of generating a data string containing physiological and motion-related information includes sensing physical activity of a subject via at least one motion sensor attached to the subject, sensing physiological information from the subject via at least one photoplethysmography (PPG) sensor attached to the subject, and processing signals from the at least one motion sensor and signals from the at least one PPG sensor into a serial data string of physiological information and motion-related information. A plurality of subject physiological parameters can be extracted from the physiological information, and a plurality of subject physical activity parameters can be extracted from the motion-related information. The serial data string is parsed out such that an application-specific interface can utilize the physiological information and motion-related information for an application that generates statistical relationships between subject physiological parameters and subject physical activity parameters in the physiological information and motion-related information.
Screen protector with lip for mobile device case
A screen protector for a mobile device case in which the mobile device case is sized to receive a mobile device having a screen. The screen protector has a perimeter portion and a lip disposed on at least a portion of the perimeter portion.
Dual display folder type terminal
A dual display folder type terminal having a hinge includes a manipulation unit formed in the hinge, wherein the inventive implementation of the hinge provides various function commands without the need of an additional space in the terminal. As a result, the size of the terminal doesn't suffer when implementing the manipulation unit. Further, the dual display folder type terminal can operate different modes based on the opening angle of a folder relative to the other folder.
Hearing assistive system with low power interface
A communications interface provides for communications between a wireless communication device and a hearing assistive device. The communications interface converts a signal, including an audio signal, received from the wireless communication device into a format recognizable by a hearing assistive device. The communications interface generates a communication signal including the audio signal based on the converted signal and transmits the communication signal to the hearing assistive device using a low power radio frequency transmission protocol. The hearing assistive device converts the communication signal received from the communications interface into a usable format, extracts an audible signal from the communication signal, and manipulates the extracted audible signal according to a criterion associated with a user of the hearing assistive device.
Method and apparatus for allowing any orientation answering of a call on a mobile endpoint device
A method, non-transitory computer readable medium, and apparatus for processing a call on a mobile endpoint device in any orientation are disclosed. For example, the method receives an incoming call, detects a call answering signal, detects an audio signal within a time period after the call answering signal, determines an orientation of the mobile endpoint device and activates a microphone from a first speaker and microphone pair and a speaker from a second speaker and microphone pair based upon the orientation of the mobile endpoint device.
Embedded element electronically steerable antenna for improved operating bandwidth
A system and method for processing antenna signals are provided. For example, the method includes, in a receive mode, weighting and combining signals from at least one low-band antenna radiator element operable over a first bandwidth, at least one high-band antenna radiator element operable over a second bandwidth at least partially overlapping the first bandwidth, and, in some examples, at least one antenna radiator element operable over one or more intermediate bandwidths. The method also includes, in a transmit mode, separating and weighting a full-band input port signal into at least one low-band sub-system output port signal, at least one high-band sub-system port output signal, and, in some examples, at least one intermediate sub-system output port signal operable over one or more overlapping intermediate bandwidths. The weighted combination and weighted separation cover an uninterrupted continuous full-band frequency whose extent covers the full frequency range of all subbands.
Method and system for interactive home monitoring
A method and system for interactive home monitoring includes detecting a visitor arriving at a premises of a multimedia content distribution network (MCDN) client by an intercom unit installed at the premises. The intercom unit may be coupled to the MCDN client, which may be configured to wirelessly communicate with a user of the MCDN client. A captured image of the visitor may be used to determine if an identity of the visitor is known or unknown. Based on the identity, a communication channel between the visitor and the user may be established at the intercom unit. The intercom unit may further be configured to provide further information to the visitor based on the visitor identity.
Anti-crack method and device for network-locked mobile terminal, and network-locked mobile terminal
An anti-crack method for a network-locked mobile terminal is provided. The method includes the following steps: when a mobile terminal starts up, a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card reports first network lock information to the mobile terminal; when the mobile terminal is in an activated network-locked state, it judges whether the first network lock information is legal; if the first network lock information is illegal, the mobile terminal locks the SIM card; and if the first network lock information is legal, the mobile terminal initiatively read the second network lock information and judge whether the second network lock information is legal; if the second network lock information is legal, the mobile terminal begins to search the network; and if the second network lock information is illegal, the mobile terminal locks the SIM card. Accordingly, a network-locked mobile terminal is provided, which includes: a SIM card, an activation judging module, a network locking module, a network searching module, a card locking module, and an anti-crack device. An anti-crack device for the network-locked mobile terminal is also provided, which includes: an initialization judging unit, a reading unit, and a judgment unit. Thus, the present method is able to prevent the network-locked mobile terminal from being cracked.
Radio subsystem for emitting/receiving software defined radio with opportunistic secondary use
Software defined radio equipment is provided. The equipment includes a software defined radio emission/reception radio sub-system, a primary software defined radio application and a secondary software defined radio application capable of interfacing with the radio emission/reception sub-system. The primary software defined radio application is a telecommunications application and the secondary software defined radio application is a cognitive radio application. A software defined radio emission/reception radio sub-system is also provided.
Base station apparatus, method, and radio communication system
A mobile communications terminal divides a plurality of multipath signals associated with radio signals transmitted from a plurality of base stations using an S-CCPCH into groups by base station, i.e., by transmit source, maximum-ratio-combines a plurality of multipath signals associated with each same base station which is a transmit source into a composite signal, decodes the composite signal, and selects a composite signal having a good decoded result from among decoded composite signals.
Methods and apparatus for communicating information using various transmission power levels
A wireless communications device supports a constant transmission power mode of operation and a time varying transmission power mode of operation for transmitting data, e.g., peer discovery data. The device determines an amount of network congestion and switches between the two modes of operation as a function of the determined amount of network congestion. Various described methods and apparatus are well suited for use in a peer to peer ad hoc wireless communications system in which a limited amount of air link resources are available for peer discovery signaling and the same peer discovery resources are, at times, used concurrently by multiple devices. When network congestion is low, the device operates in the constant transmission power mode. When network congestion is high, the device operates in the time varying power mode. Devices sharing a common peer discovery resource in a local area intentionally select different time varying transmission patterns.
Distributed antenna system
A distributed antenna system includes a first antenna disposed covering a predetermined communication range, the first antenna carrying out a communication at least at a low-frequency band, and a plurality of second antennas disposed covering the predetermined communication range, the plurality of second antennas carrying out a communication at a high-frequency band. The distributed antenna system is operable to carry out a communication between the first antenna and the second antennas, and a mobile terminal located within the predetermined communication range by means of carrier aggregation using the low-frequency band and the high-frequency band. The distributed antenna system further includes a BB module equipped in a base station for carrying out a communication within the predetermined communication range, the first antenna and the second antennas being each connected to the one BB module via an RF module.
Scalable network MIMO for wireless networks
Systems and methods for system for channel access adaptation are disclosed. One system includes a plurality of remote antennas and a plurality of access points. The remote antennas transmit data to receivers and obtain channel state information. Additionally, each access point controls a different cluster of the remote antennas and receives the respective channel state information from the remote antennas of the cluster. Further, each access point is configured to, independently from other access points, adapt channel allocations to the remote antennas of the respective cluster based on a tracking of sums of collision loss probabilities. Each given sum is determined by the access point for a different given set of a plurality of sets of cooperating remote antennas in the respective cluster, where each constituent collision loss probability in the given sum is determined by the access point from a different interference clique to which the given set belongs.
Method, user terminal and network side equipment for improving network resource occupancy
A method, a user terminal and a network side equipment for improving network resource occupation are disclosed. A dormancy timer is set for the user terminal and a time threshold of the dormancy timer is adjusted dynamically by monitoring a resource occupation rate of the communication system, where time threshold of the dormancy timer is inversely proportional to the resource occupation rate. In this way, relatively longer time threshold of the dormancy timer may be set when a system occupation rate is low, so as to improve user experience; and relatively shorter time threshold of the dormancy timer may be set when the system occupation rate is high, so as to provide a higher capacity and provide services for more user terminals.
Scrambling sequence initialization for coordinated multi-point transmissions
Methods, systems, apparatus and computer program products are provided for generating a shared initialization code for physical channel data scrambling in an LTE Advanced coordinated multipoint transmission network. This Abstract is provided for the sole purpose of complying with the Abstract requirement rules that allow a reader to quickly ascertain the disclosed subject matter. Therefore, it is to be understood that it should not be used to interpret or limit the scope or the meaning of the claims.
Syncing history information
To enable syncing communication-specific history information on apparatuses of a user, one of which may be a legacy apparatus, in a multi-apparatus environment, to correspond to each other, communication-specific history information is also maintained in a network, and in response to an event changing the communication-specific history information, it is also updated in the network, and by means of the information in the network, corresponding communication-specific history information in the user's other apparatuses can be updated.
Mobile messaging short code translation and routing system and method
Provided herein is a system, method and product for performing address translation and routing of short codes. The embodiment described herein primarily supports the wireless and standardized SMS; however, one skilled in the art can readily appreciate that the present invention can also be applied to any mobile messaging technology, e.g., Multimedia Messaging Service (“MMS”), etc.
Short message service protocol gateway
A system for communicating short message service messages from a SMS application to a wireless communication device. The system includes a protocol gateway for converting messages from a simple object access protocol (SOAP) to a short message peer-to-peer (SMPP) protocol. By using a SOAP protocol for a portion of communications between the SMS application and the wireless communication device, the system provides communications path in which SMS application is not required to maintain knowledge of the complex SMPP protocol. The system may also include a billing mechanism for charging subscribers for content received by the wireless communication device.
Customized content delivery based on geographic area
Methods and systems are disclosed for obtaining information defining a plurality of geographic shapes, each geographic shape corresponding to an approximate geographic outline of a respective geographic area and being assigned an importance level. A request is received from a requestor. One or more of geographic shapes in which the requestor is located is determined. One or more content items are selected based on the importance level assigned to the one or more geographic shapes in which the requestor is located. When a requestor is located in two or more geographic shapes, the one or more content items are selected based on a comparison of importance levels for the geographic shapes. Delivery of the one or more content items to the requestor is effected.
Method for measuring home cell in mobile communication system
Disclosed is method for measuring a home cell in a mobile telecommunications system, comprising acquiring, at a network, position data indicative of the position of a first user equipment, determining whether the first user equipment is close to the home cell by using the acquired position data, sending a cell measurement control message from the network to the first user equipment via a base station specifying measurements of said home cell, performing a fine position measurement at the first user equipment, determining at the first user equipment whether the first user equipment is close to the home cell, based on said fine position measurement; and taking measurements of said home cell at the first user equipment when the first user equipment is close to the home cell.
Determining a deployment of a wireless network
Methods, systems, and devices for determining a deployment of a wireless network are described herein. One method includes receiving, via a computing device, radio frequency data associated with a structure, wherein the structure includes a number of sensor nodes, receiving physical parameters associated with the structure, determining a number of relay nodes to deploy in the structure based, at least in part, on the radio frequency data and the physical parameters, and determining a location to deploy each of the number of relay nodes in the structure based, at least in part, on the radio frequency data and the physical parameters.
Method and apparatus for providing carrier adjustment to mitigate interference
An approach is provided for mitigating interference from Long Term Evolution (3GPP LTE) terminals to adjacent frequency bands. A platform determines whether a region associated with transmission of one or more resource blocks are an interfering region according to predetermined criteria, where one or more resource blocks are assigned a primary carrier as a default carrier for the transmission. The platform selects a secondary carrier for the one or more resource blocks instead of the primary carrier if the region is determined to be interfering.
Cell configuration for self-organized networks with flexible spectrum usage
The present invention relates to methods and apparatuses for controlling cell configuration in a cellular network, wherein a cell identity and a local cell spectrum resource entity or profile are assigned to an access device in response to a result of sensing a local radio environment at said access device to detect possible neighbor cells. The assigned local cell spectrum resource entity or profile is used to allocate cell spectrum resource from a shared multi-operator spectrum to said access device.
Method for operating a WiMAX femtocell base station and femtocell base station
A method for operating a WiMAX femtocell base station, wherein the femtocell base station has an active operational mode, in which the radio interface subsystem of the femtocell base station is fully power supplied, is characterized in that a power saving mode with reduced radio interface activity is provided, wherein the femtocell base station is enabled to transit between the active operation mode and the power saving mode. Furthermore, a corresponding femtocell base station for deployment in a WiMAX network is disclosed.
Apparatus, computer programs and methods for enabling filtering of neighbor cells or frequencies
A serving cell sends to user equipments (UEs) indications of frequency bands supported by neighbor cells/frequencies, at least one individual neighbor cell/frequency supporting a plurality of frequency bands. The neighbor cells/frequencies are filtered by the UE to retain only those that are indicated to support a frequency band or frequency bands which are also supported by the UE. The sent indications comprise, for each respective neighbor cell/frequency, one absolute radio frequency channel number (ARFCN) associated with the respective neighbor cell/frequency and the frequency band or bands associated with the respective neighbor cell/frequency. Examples are given of various system information blocks for sending the frequency band indications to the UE. In one embodiment they are arranged in an information element IE having an entry for each of the neighbor cells/frequencies and a list of frequency bands for each entry.
Hybrid access mode dynamic traffic offloading in an H(e)NB cell associated with a closed subscriber group
A method of hybrid access mode dynamic traffic offloading in a H(e)NB cell associated with a Closed Subscriber Group (CSG) includes determining that traffic load in the H(e)NB cell operating in hybrid access mode exceeds a threshold, and, based on this determination, transmitting a signal indicating to at least one non-CSG terminal that a second cell associated with the H(e)NB cell, other than a (e)NB cell, is available for connection to the at least one non-CSG terminal.
Mobile communication system, base station apparatus and mobile station apparatus
The time spent in handover is shortened when a mobile station apparatus performs random access for handover. In a mobile communication system where a mobile station apparatus 200 uses any signature of a beforehand determined signature group between the mobile station apparatus 200 and a base station apparatus 100 in random access, the base station apparatus 100 selects a signature used by the mobile station apparatus 200 in random access performed at the time of handover, and the mobile station apparatus 200 performs handover using the signature selected in the base station apparatus 100 and judges the presence or absence of transmission and reception of a handover complete message and contention resolution corresponding to the type of signature selected in the base station apparatus 100.
Apparatus and method of inter-radio access technology measurement scheduling
Apparatus and method for wireless communication in a wireless communication network includes operating a wireless device on a first wireless communication technology. Aspects also include detecting a cell of a second wireless communication technology and determining the detected cell of the second wireless communication technology satisfies a first reselection criterion based on a first measurement. Still further the aspects includes expediting a determination of whether to perform cell reselection to the second wireless communication technology based on the detected cell of the second wireless communication technology satisfying the first reselection criterion. Additionally, aspects include determining to reselect to the detected cell of the second wireless communication technology when the at least one new measurement satisfies a second reselection criterion for the reselection time period.
Maintaining signaling reduction mode in communication networks
In one embodiment, a method comprises activating a signaling reduction mode on a wireless access node for a mobile device in an idle state where the signaling reduction mode permits the mobile device to switch radio access technologies while maintaining registration with both the wireless access node and a peer wireless access node, exchanging with the peer wireless access node a first control tunnel identifier of the wireless access node and a second control tunnel identifier of the peer wireless access node, selecting at the wireless access node a second gateway to replace a first gateway, establishing a control connection with the second gateway, transmitting to the second gateway the second control tunnel identifier of the peer wireless access node so that the second gateway may establish a control connection with the peer wireless access node, and continuing the signaling reduction mode.
Method and appratus for avoiding inteference in terminal with plural heterogeneous communication modules in wireless communication system
A method for avoiding mutual interference when heterogeneous communication modules such as LTE, wireless LAN, Bluetooth, and GPS coexist in a terminal in a wireless communication system is provided. The terminal may reduce mutual interference when a plurality of communication modules simultaneously operate to efficiently communicate therewith.
Method of configuring modules for identifying users of a telecommunication network
A method of configuring modules for identifying users of a telecommunication network able to cover a service area cut into a plurality of geographical sub areas, each identification module including an identification code stored in the module, the identification code including:—an operator identifier;—a user identification number; the method including assigning a part of the user identification number to the operator, the part being used for purposes other than identification of the user.
Radio communication device, radio communication method, and storage medium
A radio communication device includes a profile management unit configured to manage radio station profiles including identification information of radio stations and type information indicating whether the respective radio stations support voice communications; a receiving unit configured to receive a signal including the identification information from one of the radio stations; a first scanning unit configured to perform a scanning process on the radio stations supporting the voice communications to find a radio station to be connected; a second scanning unit configured to perform a scanning process on the radio stations not supporting the voice communications to find a radio station to be connected; and a scanning management unit configured to cause one or both of the first scanning unit and the second scanning unit to perform the scanning process according to the type information of the one of the radio stations that corresponds to the identification information in the received signal.
System and method for roaming band preference
A system and method determines a roaming access point (AP) using a band preference. The method includes generating a list including APs communicating in a communication network. A mobile unit is configured to connect to the communication network. The method includes determining an initial AP rating value for each of the APs as a function of a predetermined network parameter. The method includes generating a further AP rating value as a function of the initial AP rating value and a predetermined preference list of operating bands. The predetermined preference list is indicative of at least one operating bandwidth in which the MU prefers to connect. The method includes selecting one of the APs as a function of the further AP rating values. The method includes connecting the MU to the selected AP.
Systems and methods for controlling base station sectors to reduce potential interference with low elevation satellites
Interference between satellite radioterminal communications systems may be reduced by transmitting and receiving satellite uplink frequencies in a Time Division Duplex (TDD) mode by a wireless base station in a first sector thereof, while simultaneously refraining from transmitting and receiving satellite uplink frequencies in the TDD mode by the wireless base station in a second sector thereof that points to a low elevation angle satellite. Satellite uplink frequencies may be transmitted and received in the TDD mode by a satellite that communicates with radioterminals in the second sector.
Telephone switch, call pick-up method therefor, call pick-up program therefor, and telephone system
Provided is a telephone switch such that an incoming call to an extension within the telephone switch can be picked up from a mobile terminal. The telephone switch includes: a receiving dial table which registers dial data that a mobile terminal uses to pick up an incoming call to a fixed-line telephone connected to the telephone switch; a conversion dial table which registers a call pick-up number used within the telephone switch for carrying out call pick-up of an incoming call to the fixed-line telephone; and a dial conversion unit configured such that when dial data sent by the mobile terminal is received when there is an incoming call to a fixed-line telephone, the dial conversion unit determines whether or not the received dial data sent from the mobile terminal matches the dial data in the receiving dial table, and if the dial data match, converts the received dial data to a call pick-up number in the conversion dial table such that the incoming call to the fixed-line telephone is picked up from the mobile terminal.
Recovery techniques in mobile networks
A technique for protecting location information of a subscriber in a mobile network is disclosed. A User Mobility Server (UMS) receives a first query from a first call state control function (CSCF). The UMS transmits a call setup and a subscriber identity to a servicing-call state control function (S-CSCF). The S-CSCF may have no record of the subscriber identity due to a restart are some other event. The UMS receives a second query from the S-CSCF based in part of the subscriber identity. The UMS transmits a home address of a mobile station to the S-CSCF. The UMS may also transmit a profile download to the S-CSCF.
In a mobile station (UE) according to the present invention, an AS function is configured to notify, when detecting a failure in a radio link established with the radio base station is detected or when discovering a cell subject to a location registration by a cell selection process, a NAS function of the detection or the discovery; and the NAS function is configured to transmit, in response to the notification, a location registration request signal to a mobile switching center (MME).
A femtocell arrangement comprises a plurality of femtocells Femto 1 to Femto 13 having coverage distributed over a region, such as, for example, an office. A border femtocell, Femto 3 or Femto 10, of said plurality has coverage at an entrance to the region and is arranged to operate at a higher transmit power level to provide a larger coverage area than that provided by neighboring femtocells. In addition, the border femtocell may be allocated a specific Primary Scrambling Code (PSC) to show its designation as a border femtocell. An approaching user equipment UE 1 or UE 2 tends to attach to the higher transmit power border femtocells. The Femto Gateway managing the connection is aware of the likelihood that an approaching UE will tend to attach to a border femtocell, and this is further confirmed by the use of a specific PSC. Hence, handover is expedited as the most suitable femtocells may be chosen as targets for handover.
Multiplexing VoIP streams for conferencing and selective playback of audio streams
The present invention provides methods, devices, and systems that provide the ability to playback multiple VoIP audio streams simultaneously with a single RTP session and further provides the ability to conference all streams together prior to transmission. More specifically, the present invention focuses on the transport layer and sample-based multiplexing employed to provide this capability.
Mobility call management
A mobility call management service is disclosed that provides enhanced call management functionality for a wireless mobile terminal (MT). Incoming and/or outgoing calls are managed based on an assessment of the degree of motion of the MT, or other available data pertinent to the MT's physical situation, such as but not limited to its location, movement, or rate of movement. The degree of motion or other assessment may be used to determine whether a communication can safely terminate on, originate from, or continue safely on the MT, so as to reduce or remove driver distraction.
Mobile notifications based upon location
Disclosed are various embodiments employed to generate device notifications based upon location data associated with a mobile device. To this end, a request to generate a device notification is obtained from a user application. Notification content is extracted from the request and an escalated or de-escalated notification level is applied that is based at least in part upon the location of the mobile device and properties about the location that can be identified.
System for delivering and confirming receipt of notification messages across different notification media
The system for delivering and confirming receipt of notification messages across different notification media comprises a processor. The processor is configured to: receive an indication of a new notification handle on a new notification channel from a content provider; use a mapping and the universal notification channel to provide the new notification handle to one or more platform notification services, wherein the new notification handle is sent to each of the one or more platform notification services through a communication module specific to that notification service; and for each user registered to the notification channel: in the event that a notification handle acknowledgement is received: add an indication that the user acknowledged the message to an acknowledgement database; and in the event that a notification handle acknowledgement is not received: provide the notification handle to the user again. A memory is coupled to the processor and configured to store instructions.
Method and apparatus for managing interruptions from different modes of communication
Methods and apparatus for managing interruptions in a multiple communication mode environment are provided herein. For example, a method may include receiving at least first and second instances of communication data associated with first and second communication modes; obtaining first and attribute data related to the first and second instances of communication data; classifying the first and second instances of communication data into first and second categories based on the first and second attribute data using the interruption management device; and determining whether to interrupt a user by delivering the first instance of communication data or the second instance of communication data based on the first and second categories, respectively. The first category and the second category may be selected from a plurality of predetermined categories using a classification algorithm. The first communication mode may be different than the second communication mode.
Apparatus, and associated method, for facilitating routing of data in a radio communication system having a mobile node capable of roaming movement
Apparatus, and an associated method, for providing routing information to a mobile node operable in a radio communication system. The routing information is used by the mobile node to address data messages that are to be communicated to a relay host, or other, device. The routing information that is provided to the mobile node includes a plurality of separate routing sequences. Different ones of the routing sequences are used by the mobile node, depending upon at what location that the mobile node is positioned when the data message is sent. A registration server is used by which to create the routing information, responsive to indications of a home network associated with the mobile node and a current location of the mobile node.
Customer LTE router hub
The instant application describes a method for enabling a mobile station to receive high quality mobile voice and multimedia services over the LTE network across the world, regardless of the operating frequency band of the LTE network. The method includes steps of receiving, over the WiFi network, a connection request at a router from the mobile station; upon determining the mobile station is authorized to use the router for connecting to the LTE network, establishing a WiFi connection with the mobile station; receiving, at the router and from the mobile station, registration information for receiving an IMS voice service on the LTE network; and upon successful authentication of the registration information, providing the mobile station with the voice grade quality of service using the router regardless of a difference in operating frequency between the LTE network and the mobile station.
Phone number verification method and system
A method, apparatus and computer program product is provided for verifying an association between a phone number provisioned by a voice network and a phone device. The verification is useful on a synthetic communication network that reuses the phone number to transmit text and other media types over a data network such as the Internet between phone devices registered on the synthesized network. One implementation receives a request to add a phone device previously registered with a voice network to the synthesized communication network. With respect to the synthesized network, the phone number is presumed to be unconfirmed even though it may have been previously provisioned from the voice network. Implementations of the invention attempt to transmit a verification message addressed to the phone device through a data channel within the voice network. If the phone number is in fact associated with the phone device then the verification message returns back to the phone device over the data channel on the voice network. If the verification message is received by the phone device, the phone number is confirmed as associated with the phone device. Once the phone number is confirmed, the synthetic network authorizes communication between the phone device and other phone devices registered on the synthetic communication network.
Data rate throttling
The throttling of mobile device data rates is provided at events, e.g., sporting events, and other venues with large, dense crowds. The system can monitor the loading of the mobile radio antennas at the venue, and when the loading reaches a threshold loading point, the system can selectively throttle the data rates of mobile devices at the venue. In some embodiments, the system can throttle the data rates of certain applications on the mobile devices, or can select mobile devices that are placing a large strain on the network infrastructure to throttle. In other embodiments, the system can set maximum upload and download speeds for all the mobile devices at the venue.
System and method for presenting application data by data processing system(s) in a vicinity
Provided is a distributed system and method for enabling new and useful location dependent features and functionality to mobile data processing systems. Mobile data processing Systems (MSs) interact with each other as peers in communications and interoperability. Data is shared between mobile data processing systems to carry out novel Location Based eXchanges (LBX) of data for new mobile applications. Information transmitted inbound to, transmitted outbound from, is in process at, or is application modified at a mobile data processing system triggers processing of actions in accordance with user configured permissions, charters, and other configurations. In a preferred embodiment, a user configurable platform is provided for quickly building well behaving LBX applications at MSs and across a plurality of interoperating MSs. Tools, triggered interfaces and integrated applications are disclosed for a breadth of MS LBX configurations and functionality.
Notification device for cellular telephone
A notification device for a cellular telephone provides remote notification to a user of activity or events occurring on a paired cellular telephone. In an exemplary embodiment, the notification device includes a communications link operable to couple the notification device to a cellular telephone, an alert mechanism operable to provide at least one alert to a user of the notification device, a controller in communication with the communications link and alert mechanism, and a memory device coupled to the processor for storing configurable parameters of the notification device. The controller is programmed to receive configuration parameters from the cellular telephone and to receive an alert signal from the telephone and activate an alert in response to the received signal. The activated alert may be a sound alert, a light alert, an alphanumeric alert, a vibration alert, or combinations thereof.
Home network roaming management for eCall-only subscribers
A Home Public Land Mobile Network (HPLMN) or home network immediately accepts a registration requests from “eCall-only” subscribers attempting to register with any Visitor Public Land Mobile Networks (VPLMNs) or roaming network. This avoids unnecessary delays in the establishment of an eCall (emergency call) that might be otherwise introduced by the home network's roaming registration management policy (RRMP) that otherwise would only permit registrations (and subsequent call servicing) by preferred roaming VPLMN partners and automatically reject registrations from non-preferred roaming networks (which may hinder or prevent timely completion of an eCall).
Method by which PSAPs can identify and request information from cellular devices that are near emergent events
When a PSAP receives a call from a cellular telephone in reference to an emergent event, the speed and quality of the response may be improved by the cellular service provider's provision to the PSAP of information that includes the geographic location of the caller's phone. In a typical scenario, in which the call is from a GPS-equipped phone, the GPS coordinates of the phone may be echoed back to the PSAP in response to a specialized open “ping” request from the service provider. Of particular advantage to this approach is that GPS ping requests typically work regardless of whether a call is in progress, as long as the phone is turned on.
System, methods and apparatus for waking an autonomous active implantable medical device communicating by pulses transmitted through the interstitial tissues of the body
Systems, methods, and devices for activating an implantable medical device from a low-power sleep state are provided. One method includes receiving a wake-up signal at a receiver device from a transmitter device. The wake-up signal includes a series of pulses having a pulse pattern encoding a predetermined wake-up code. The wake-up signal is transmitted via intracorporeal communication of electrical pulses conducted by interstitial tissues of a patient's body. The method further includes extracting the wake-up code from the wake-up signal and determining whether the wake-up code corresponds to a stored wake-up value. The method further includes, in response to determining that the predetermined wake-up code corresponds to the stored wake-up value, switching at least one active circuit element of the receiver device from a lower-power sleep state into a higher-power operational state.
Temperature compensation of acoustic resonators in the electrical domain
Embodiments of apparatuses, systems and methods relating to temperature compensation of acoustic resonators in the electrical domain are disclosed. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.
Wireless communication device, wireless communication method, and wireless communication program
A wireless communication device includes a demodulation unit which demodulates a predetermined reception frequency, an S/N improvement processing unit which performs an S/N improvement process on a demodulated signal output from the demodulation unit, a first filter which performs an adaptive operation with respect to a frequency having a largest amplitude in a signal output from the S/N improvement processing unit, and outputs a filter coefficient updated by the adaptive operation, a controller which calculates the frequency of the largest amplitude defined by the filter coefficient output from the first filter, and controls the demodulation unit to update the reception frequency so as to reduce a difference between the frequency having the largest amplitude and a predetermined frequency, and a second filter which limits a range of a frequency bandwidth of the demodulated signal based on the frequency having the largest amplitude.
Method for receiving radio signal and device therefor
A method for receiving a radio signal by a receiver including a 2-dimensional antenna array which consists of a plurality of antenna elements in a wireless communication system includes: dividing the plurality of antenna elements into a plurality of groups; determining a group-specific reception beam for each of the plurality of groups; applying the group-specific reception beam to a channel corresponding to each of the plurality of groups to acquire virtual channels respectively corresponding to the plurality of groups; and estimating channels respectively corresponding to the plurality of groups based on reference signals received through the virtual channels.
Semiconductor switch and wireless device
According to one embodiment, a semiconductor switch includes a power supply, a driver, a switch section, and a first potential controller. The power supply includes a first potential generator and a second potential generator. The first potential generator is configured to generate a negative first potential. The second potential generator is configured to generate a positive second potential that a power supply potential is stepped down. The driver is supplied with the first potential and a third potential and configured to output at least one of the first potential and the third potential based on a terminal switching signal. The switch section is configured to connect a common terminal to any one of a plurality of radio frequency terminals according to an output of the driver. The first potential controller includes a divider and an amplifier.
Method and system for sharing low noise amplifier circuitry in a single chip bluetooth and wireless local area network
Aspects of a method and system for sharing low noise amplifier (LNA) circuitry in a single chip Bluetooth and wireless local area network (WLAN) system are disclosed. Aspects of the system may comprise a chip with integrated WLAN and Bluetooth radios. RF signals may be received via a single antenna coupled to a shared LNA integrated in chip. When WLAN signals are received they are communicated from the shared LNA to a subsequent amplification stage integrated within the WLAN radio. When Bluetooth signals are received they are communicated from the shared LNA to a subsequent amplification stage that comprises a transconductance amplifier integrated within the WLAN radio and an LNA load integrated within the Bluetooth radio. Gains in the LNAs, the transconductance amplifier, and/or the subsequent WLAN amplification stage may be dynamically adjusted. Outputs from the subsequent amplification stages may be communicated to mixers for further processing.
Systems and methods for tuning an antenna for a frequency modulation transceiver
Systems and methods for tuning an antenna for a frequency modulation (FM) transceiver are provided. A representative system includes: a network of electrical adjustable passive components that receives and sends radio frequency (RF) signals to a receiver circuitry via the network of electrical adjustable passive components. The receiver circuitry determines the received signal strength indication (RSSI) of the RF signal. The system further includes a transmitter circuitry that transmits RF signals via the network of electrical adjustable passive components, and a peak detector circuitry that receives and determines a voltage output of the RF signals from the variable capacitors. An auto-tune circuitry receives the RSSI and output value from the receiver circuitry and the peak detector circuitry, respectively. The auto-tune circuitry is configured to adjust capacitance values of at least one of the serial variable capacitor and the parallel variable capacitor based on the RSSI and the voltage output during the reception and transmission of the RF signals, respectively.
System for near field communication data conversion with an event-field
In one embodiment, a communication apparatus is provided. The apparatus includes a near field communication circuit designed to update at least one event field, associated with a number of occurrences of at least one event, which converted from a first data coding format to a second data coding format and provided in an external communication message that is communicated automatically or in response to receiving an access command. Also included in the instant specification are communication systems, and methods of communicating.
Reliable communications for wireless devices
A method and apparatus for connectivity management of a wireless device is provided, such as a wireless medical device. The method comprises providing a wireless connection between at least two medical devices, the at least two medical devices comprising a primary medical device and a secondary medical device, causing the primary medical device to transmit and the secondary medical device to receive state signals wirelessly across a plurality of communication data channels, and reporting a non-active state for one of the plurality of data channels from the primary medical device to the secondary medical device using the plurality of communication data channels.
Wireless electronic couponing technique
An electronic couponing technique includes transferring coupon information, which may include a coupon ID (identification) to a first portable terminal and storing same therein. The portable terminal displays a representation of the transferred coupon information on a display thereof. The stored coupon information may be transferred from the portable terminal to another terminal for redemption. The stored coupon information may also be transferred from the portable terminal to another portable terminal. Various schemes may be used to transfer the coupon information including a Bluetooth low-range radio link or an optical bar code scanner scanning an optical bar code or an infrared link or a wireless link from the portable terminal. The Internet or wireless LAN (Local Area Network) may also be used in transferring the coupon information to and from the various terminals.
Methods and apparatuses for reducing the nonvolatile memory used to support application identifier routing in an NFC controller
The present application presents example data routing methods and apparatuses for reducing the amount of nonvolatile memory required to store secure element application locations associated with a near-field communications device. For example, the present disclosure presents a method of communication routing in a near-field communication device, which can include receiving, at a near-field communications controller (NFCC), a routing request message (e.g. from a requesting device), wherein the routing request message includes an original application identifier (AID) associated with an application. The example method may also include generating a compressed AID by applying a hash function to the original AID, reading an entry corresponding to the compressed AID in a routing data structure, wherein the entry contains one or more secure element pointers associated with one or more secure elements, and querying at least one of the secure elements to determine whether each contains the application.
Communication device with simultaneous wireless LAN and blue-tooth communication capability
A communication device is disclosed, having a wireless LAN transceiver, a wireless LAN demodulation circuit, a Bluetooth transceiver, a Bluetooth demodulation circuit, an oscillator, and a mixer. The wireless LAN transceiver conducts communication in a first frequency band and the wireless LAN demodulation circuit demodulates the wireless LAN signals. The Bluetooth transceiver conducts communication in a second band and a third frequency band, which are higher and lower than the first frequency band, respectively. The oscillator generates oscillating signals. The mixer mixes the signals in the second frequency band with an oscillating signal, which is higher than the second frequency band, and mixes the signals in the third frequency band with another oscillating signal, which is lower than the third frequency band to generate mixed signals. The Bluetooth demodulation circuit demodulates the mixed signals of the mixer.
Orientational collaboration of data between multiple devices
The disclosure provides for collaborating user data maintained in separate mobile devices by tangibly manipulating the distance and orientation between the mobile devices. The placement of one device with respect to one or more other devices triggers an action when the proximity and orientation between the devices is detected. The data on each proximal device is temporarily shared among the devices, allowing the users of the devices to see the aggregated data.
Transmitting device, receiving device, communication system, and method for operating a transmitting device and a receiving device
A transmitting device is provided for a communication system, which has at least one transmitting antenna, the at least one transmitting antenna being implemented to generate an emission field by emitting electromagnetic waves in an emission region. In addition, the transmitting device has a first ascertainment device, which is implemented to ascertain whether at least one receiving device for receiving the emitted electromagnetic waves, which forms a non-trustworthy receiver, is situated inside the emission region. In addition, the transmitting device has a first adaptation device, which is implemented to adapt an emission field of the at least one transmitting antenna, if at least one receiving device, which forms a non-trustworthy receiver, is ascertained inside the emission region, in such a manner that a field strength of the electromagnetic waves is reduced at the location of the at least one receiving device.
Radio repeater system
A system and/or method for facilitating wireless communication in an area where it is difficult to transmit and receive signals may use a preexisting wired emergency communication infrastructure to transmit signals between elements of a radio repeater system. Optionally, the system may include synchronization of retransmissions. Analogue and/or digital signals and/or data may optionally be transferred over the preexisting network. Data and/or signals may optionally include audio and/or video signals, digital data, telemetry data, and/or synchronization data. The system may optionally include multiple wireless receivers and/or a voter to select a version of a signal from at least one of the receivers. A network for concurrent repeating of a direct mode simplex wireless signal may optionally include multiple receivers and/or a voter. The simplex network may optionally include a coloring circuit. The power of retransmission and/or the insulation between a receiver and a transmitter may optionally be adjusted.
Intelligent broadband relay for wireless networks
An ultrawideband radio transceiver/repeater provides a low cost infrastructure solution that merges wireless and wired network devices while providing connection to the plant, flexible repeater capabilities, network security, traffic monitoring and provisioning, and traffic flow control for wired and wireless connectivity of devices or networks. The ultrawideband radio transceiver/repeater can be implemented in discrete, integrated, distributed or embedded forms.
Cleaning device and image forming apparatus
A cleaning device includes: a cleaning rotating body 160; a scraping member 130; a toner restriction face 141; and a downstream side restriction portion 140. The cleaning rotating body 160 is arranged in sliding contact with the surface of the image carrying body 2. A front end portion 131 of the scraping member 130 is arranged in contact with or in proximity to a surface of the cleaning rotating body 160. The scraping member 130 is a plate-like member and includes a toner receiving face 133 to which the toner is carried from the front end portion 131. The toner restriction face 141 is arranged to be orthogonal to the toner receiving face 133. The downstream side restriction portion 140 restricts movement of the toner to a downstream side in a rotational direction of the cleaning rotating body 166.
Fixing device and image forming apparatus
A fixing device includes a transport member that transports a recording medium in a first direction, the recording medium having on one side thereof an image formed of an image forming material that is to be fixed by absorbing light; a first chip that has a first light-emitting area in which a plurality of light-emitting elements that emit light toward the one side of the recording medium are arranged two-dimensionally; and a second chip that has a second light-emitting area in which a plurality of light-emitting elements that emit light toward the one side of the recording medium are arranged two-dimensionally. A gap between the first light-emitting area and the second light-emitting area extends at an angle with respect to the first direction, and a portion of the first light-emitting area and a portion of the second light-emitting area overlap each other in the first direction.
Fixing device, and image forming apparatus
A fixing device includes a light irradiation portion that irradiates a recording medium transported to a predefined position with light, a power supply member that is disposed at a position which is irradiated with light with a first intensity of light emitted from the light irradiation portion in a state in which the recording medium is disposed at the predefined position and which is irradiated with light with a second intensity larger than the first intensity of light in a state in which the recording medium is not disposed at the predefined position, and that changes a physical property thereof so as to reduce the supply of power when the power supply member is continuously irradiated with the light with the second intensity for a predefined time or more, and a power supply portion that supplies power to the light irradiation portion via the power supply member.
Developer supplying device and image forming apparatus
A developer supplying device includes an inflow path; a guide path having an inlet to which a lower end of the inflow path is connected, the guide path extending diagonally downward from the inlet, the guide path guiding the developer to a developing unit; and a transport unit disposed in the guide path, the transport unit including a helical screw blade and a holder that holds the helical screw blade, the transport unit transporting the developer to the developing unit by rotating. In at least a part of a region in the guide path facing the inlet, a pitch of the helical screw blade in a horizontal direction is greater than or equal to a width of the inlet, and the holder is located at a position displaced from the rotation axis of the transport unit.
Image-forming device having drawer to which cartridges are detachably attachable
In an image forming device, a drawer moves between an accommodated position in which the drawer is accommodated in an accommodation space of a main casing of the image forming device and a pull-out position in which at least part of the drawer is outside the accommodation space. Cartridges are detachably attachable to the drawer. A moving member is provided at the drawer, and moves between a first position and a second position. A stop member provided in the main casing prevents the drawer from moving to the accommodated position when the drawer is on its way to the accommodated position from the pull-out position while the moving member is at the first position, and permits the drawer to move to the accommodated position when the drawer is on its way to the accommodated position from the pull-out position while the moving member is at the second position.
Image forming apparatus
In one embodiment of an image forming apparatus of the present invention, the image forming apparatus includes an opening/closing cover that is supported so as to be capable of moving relative to an image forming apparatus main body and opens/closes an opening portion of the image forming apparatus main body; and a unit installed so as to be capable of swinging on an image forming apparatus main body side of the opening/closing cover, in which when the opening/closing cover is opened/closed, the unit moves in a track that moves around a guide shaft of the unit, and in a track that moves so as to follow opening/closing of the opening/closing cover.
Driving device, cleaning device, charging device, assembly, and image forming apparatus
A driving device includes a drive source that generates a force for moving a cleaning member that cleans an elongated member while moving in a longitudinal direction of the elongated member; an overload limiter disposed between an input side and an output side of a transmission unit that transmits the force from the drive source to the cleaning member, the overload limiter interrupting transmission of the force if a magnitude of the force reaches a predetermined magnitude; and a rotation detector disposed in the transmission unit on an output side of the overload limiter, the rotation detector detecting rotation caused by the force.
Fixing device and image forming device
Provided is a fixing device comprising: a fixing rotating body; a magnetizing coil; a pressing member forming a fixing nip through which a recording sheet passes; a demagnetizing coil unit set including a pile of demagnetizing coil units each including demagnetizing coils of different sizes, and canceling out part of magnetic flux generated by the magnetizing coil in a non-sheet-passing region; a sheet information acquisition unit acquiring sheet information including information relating to a width of the recording sheet; and an operation control unit controlling each demagnetizing coil according to the width, wherein in each demagnetizing coil unit, the demagnetizing coils are arranged such that a smaller demagnetizing coil is surrounded by a larger demagnetizing coil and the demagnetizing coils are in a same plane extending along a surface of the magnetizing coil, and a combination of sizes of the demagnetizing coils differs among the demagnetizing coil units.
Image forming apparatus which performs cleaning of a transfer material conveyance member
Supply distribution of toner bands is varied in accordance with an image rate. Provided is image forming apparatus includes: an image forming unit; a movable image bearing member; a movable conveying belt; a transfer member; a power supply; a first blade member; a second blade member; and an execution unit.
Transfer device having a plurality of primary transfer rollers
A transfer device includes a plurality of primary transfer rollers, a second link member and a regulatory member. The regulatory member restrains the second link member from moving further than a predetermined position toward the second direction. The second link member causes the primary transfer rollers to be displaced as it moves. The second link member is split into a plurality of link arms of which overall length is variable within a predetermined range; and its joint portion includes an elastic member urging the plurality of link arms toward a direction to which the overall length gets longer in a state where the second link member is most separate from a cam shaft, and a first locking section and a second locking section engaging the plurality of link arms with one another for the overall length not to get longer beyond a maximum value.
Transfer device, image forming apparatus, and transfer method
A transfer device includes an image carrier that carries a toner image; a nip forming member that forms a transfer nip between the nip forming member and the image carrier by contacting with a front surface of the image carrier; and a transfer bias applying unit that applies a transfer bias, thereby transferring the toner image carried on the image carrier to a recording material at a position of the transfer nip. The transfer bias applying unit applies the transfer bias in which an AC component and a DC component are superimposed and in which a peak-to-peak voltage of the AC component is larger than 6 times an absolute value of a voltage of the DC component.
Image forming apparatus and image forming method
An image forming apparatus includes: a developing device having a developing vessel, a developing roller and a toner supply port; a toner supply device; a toner supply detecting sensor for detecting the toner concentration inside the developing vessel; a toner concentration controller for directing toner supply; a toner empty detector; and a sheet conveyance detecting sensor. The toner concentration controller has a toner supply device control function; and a toner supply stopping function of stopping toner supply when the last sheet of image printout being executed has passed by the predetermined position in the sheet conveyance path.
Image forming apparatus and image forming method with reduced color material usage
This invention provides an apparatus and method capable of strictly keeping to a preset toner consumption amount and maintaining an image quality the user wants. A target toner save value used in toner save processing is set. In accordance with the set target toner save value, toner save processing is performed for data of the first page of image data formed from a plurality of pages. A toner save amount before and after toner save processing is calculated, and the difference value between the calculated toner save amount and the set target toner save value is calculated. Target toner save values for data of Nth and subsequent pages (N is an integer of 2 or more) of the image data formed from a plurality of pages are decided based on the calculated difference value of the target toner save value.
Image forming apparatus
An image forming apparatus includes a toner image holding member, a transfer unit, and a supply unit. The toner image holding member holds a toner image. The transfer unit transfers the toner image held by the toner image holding member to a recording medium. The supply unit supplies powder such that the powder is interposed between an end portion of the recording medium and the toner image holding member and/or the transfer unit if the recording medium includes an intermediate adhesive layer.
Image forming apparatus configured to control a transfer bias
An image forming apparatus including: a photosensitive member; a charging member; a developer carrier; a transfer member; a charging control unit that applies a charging bias having the same polarity as a charged polarity of the developers to the charging member; and a transfer control unit that applies a transfer bias having a reverse polarity to the charged polarity of the developers to the transfer member, wherein when the transfer control unit sets the absolute value of the transfer bias to a first value, the charging control unit sets an absolute value of the charging bias to a third value, and wherein when the transfer control unit sets the absolute value of the transfer bias to a second value, the charging control unit sets the absolute value of the charging bias to a fourth value smaller than the third value.
Method and apparatus for managing a printing system having one or more printers
An approach is provided for managing a printing system. The approach involves determining at least one printer of the printing system is capable of at least five-color printing. The approach also involves determining a print job to be processed by the printing system includes using a custom colorant. The approach further involves determining if the custom colorant is ready for use, if an alternative colorant is ready for use, or if any custom colorants or alternative colorants are within a predetermined proximity of the printer. The approach additionally involves causing a preview of an output of the print job to be rendered and displayed, causing the print job to be processed or held, and causing one or more colorants to be ordered or made ready for use if the print job is held.
Image forming apparatus capable of determining a condition of cartridge assembled therein
An image forming apparatus includes a main casing, a cartridge, and a CPU. The main casing includes a detection electrode. The cartridge which accommodates toner therein, is attachable to and detachable from the main casing, and has a cartridge electrode electrically connectable to the detection electrode, and a moving member supported to the cartridge electrode. The moving member is movable from a first position where an electrical connection between the cartridge electrode and the detection electrode is interrupted to a third position where the electrical connection is interrupted via a second position where the electrical connection is established. The CPU is configured to judge whether or not the assembled cartridge is a new cartridge. The CPU determines that the assembled cartridge is new when the electrical connection is first interrupted, and established, and then interrupted in accordance with the movement of the moving member.
Frequency equalization for an optical transmitter
An optical transmitter configured to perform digital signal equalization directed at mitigating the detrimental effects of a frequency roll-off in the transmitter's optical I-Q modulator. In various embodiments, a frequency-dependent spectral-correction function used for the digital signal equalization can be constructed to cause the spectrum of the modulated optical signal generated by the transmitter to have a desired degree of flatness in the vicinity of an optical carrier frequency and/or to at least partially mirror the frequency roll-off in the optical I-Q modulator.
Wireless communications links
A wireless communications link comprising an RF link and a free space optics (FSO) link, a switch, an RF signal monitoring apparatus, an optical signal monitoring apparatus, alarm apparatus and a controller. The switch operates in a normal mode to aggregate the links to form a link aggregation group and to route traffic on the link aggregation group, a first protection mode to route traffic on the FSO link, or a second protection mode to route traffic on the RF link. The controller is arranged to receive an alarm signal and to generate and transmit a control signal to cause the switch to operate in the first protection mode when a first alarm signal is received, the second protection mode when a second alarm signal is received, and the normal mode when an indicator is received indicating that both signal quality parameters are above their threshold values.
Optical switching architectures for nodes in WDM mesh and ring networks
Switching architectures for WDM mesh and ring network nodes are presented. In mesh networks, the switching architectures have multiple levels—a network level having wavelength routers for add, drop and pass-through functions, an intermediate level having device units which handle add and drop signals, and a local level having port units for receiving signals dropped from the network and transmitting signals to be added to the network. The intermediate level device units are selected and arranged for performance and cost considerations. The multilevel architecture also permits the design of reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexers for ring network nodes, the easy expansion of ring networks into mesh networks, and the accommodation of protection mechanisms in ring networks.
Spectrum efficient optical transport system with superchannels
A method, performed by a computer device, may include determining that an available spectrum, associated with an optically switched light path, has been allocated for one or more superchannels and identifying a leftover spectrum, associated with the one or more superchannels allocated for the optically switched light path. The method may further include selecting a use for the leftover spectrum; selecting one or more devices to configure based on the selected use; configuring the selected one or more devices to use the leftover spectrum; and sending data via the leftover spectrum using the configured one or more devices.
Optical receiving device
An optical receiving device includes: an optical amplifier configured to amplify a wavelength multiplexed optical signal; a demultiplexer configured to demultiplex the amplified wavelength multiplexed signal into optical signals of a plurality of wavelengths; optical receivers configured to regenerate the demultiplexed optical signals; error correction units configured to correct a bit error in the regenerated optical signals; and main control unit. The control unit adjusts RXDTV of the optical receiver for receiving optical signals of a given wavelength to the optimal value in the state where the gain of the optical amplifier is lowered from that of a normal operation such that the occurrence of bit errors in the optical signals of the other wavelengths does not exceed the correction capability of the error correction unit.
Electronic device having selectively strengthened cover glass
Embodiments disclosed therein generally pertain to selectively strengthening glass. More particularly, techniques are described for selectively strengthening cover glass, which tends to be thin, for electronic devices, namely, portable electronic devices. In certain embodiments, selectively strengthening glass, such as cover glass, can be used to provide optical barriers (or channels) internal to the glass. The electronic devices can also provide for camera integration behind the cover glass.
Dynamically configurable 3D display
Methods, systems and computer program products provide a dynamically configurable 3D display utilizing a content receiver. The content receiver generates the 3D content with an offset that enables the images to be viewable in a plurality of 3D regions, where each 3D region and images therein are perceived as having a different degree of depth relative to other images within 3D regions. The user viewing the 3D content may interact with the 3D content through a sensor device communicatively coupled to the content receiver that senses user movements and transmits signals to the content receiver for taking some action in response to the user's movements, including moving the 3D content between various 3D regions. 3D content in a foreground 3D region may be partially transparent to enable viewing of underlying 3D content in a background 3D region. 3D content may include a 3D user interface enabling the user to enter selections.
Methods and systems for dynamically balancing storage of recorded media content data between a local storage device and a network storage device
An exemplary method includes receiving a command input by a user to record media content, recording media content data representative of the media content in response to the command, automatically selecting at least one storage device from a local storage device and a network storage device for storage of the recorded media content data in accordance with at least one of a plurality of storage balancing factors, and storing the recorded media content data in the at least one selected storage device. Corresponding methods and systems are also disclosed.
Method and phase-change gain-fiber holder that control temperature rise and uniformity with minimal stress
A thermal-management optical-fiber packaging system that includes an optical fiber and a temperature-management device configured to remove excess heat from the optical fiber. In some embodiments, the temperature-management device includes a first housing having a first outer-perimeter surface and an inner volume facing a first inner surface (wherein the inner volume has a length), a plurality of fiber-support members coupled to, and/or integral with, the first inner surface of the first housing, wherein each of the fiber-support members has one or more small-area-of-contact supports arranged along the length of the inner volume, and wherein each small-area-of-contact support is configured to provide a small area (e.g., a point) of contact with the optical fiber, and wherein the optical fiber follows a coiled path around the inner volume. A thermal-management material surrounds the optical fiber except at those locations where the optical fiber contacts the fiber-support members.
Methods of controlling jacket bonding with cable armor and water blocking at strength members
An armored cable having a polymer covering where the bond between the armor and the covering is controlled by introducing particulate matter at the interface of the armor and covering. A filler material is applied to the exterior surfaces of the cable strength elements in order to inhibit the formation of voids in the polymer covering that would otherwise promote water migration along the cable.
Optical fiber cable with core element having surface-deposited color layer
An optical communication cable is provided. The cable includes a core element located in a cable jacket. The core element includes a buffer tube having an outer surface, an inner surface and a channel defined by the inner surface of the first tube. The core element includes an optical fiber located within the channel of the buffer tube and a color layer formed from a surface-deposited colorant material applied to the outer surface of the buffer tube.
Optical fiber and optical cable
The present invention relates to an optical fiber and an optical cable which can be used for a long term even under environments in which an oil content migrates into them, and the optical fiber has a glass fiber extending along a predetermined axis, and a coating. The coating is composed of a plurality of layers each of which is comprised of an ultraviolet curable resin or a thermosetting resin, and swelling rates of the respective coating layers are set so that they increase from an outer peripheral surface of the glass fiber to an outer peripheral surface of the cable jacket.
Optical coupling lens and optical communication apparatus with same
An optical coupling lens includes an incident surface, a first total reflection surface, a second total reflection surface and an emergent surface orderly connected to each other end to end. The incident surface includes a first lens portion and a second lens portion thereon. The emergent surface includes a third lens portion thereon. The third lens portion is positioned adjacent to the second total reflection surface. The first lens portion converges incident light into a parallel light beam. The first total reflection surface reflects the light beam to an intersection between the second total reflection surface and the emergent surface. The third lens portion directs the portion of the light beam to an optical fiber. The second total reflection surface reflects the other portion of the light beam to the second lens portion. The second lens portion directs the other portion of the light beam to an optical detector.
Molded optical structure for optical transceiver
A device comprising a molded optical structure (MOS) connected to optical fibers. The device includes optical paths through the MOS. Each optical path comprises a first section and a second section. The first section is adjacent the optical fibers. The device comprises a first lens positioned at a first end of the first section, and a second lens positioned at a second end of the second section. The device comprises a reflector positioned in the optical path. The reflector reflects light in a direction approximately orthogonal to a direction from which the light is received.
Receiving method and separating apparatus for light outputted from multi-core optical fiber
According to the present invention, as a result of using a depressed or trench-assisted light-receiving waveguide in which the core is surrounded by a layer having a refractive index lower than that of a cladding as light-receiving means for receiving light outputted from a multi-core optical fiber, the layer of a low refractive index can inhibit the propagation of noise, etc. from the cladding to the core. Consequently, even in cases where the inter-core crosstalk is small, it is possible to accurately measure the inter-core crosstalk since components different from crosstalk-derived components in optical power are reduced.
Wavelength selective switch with multiple input/output ports
A multi-port wavelength selective switch includes a one dimensional array of input and output ports. The multi-port wavelength selective switch further includes a wavelength dispersive element configured to receive input optical signals from the input ports, and to disperse wavelength components thereof. Additionally, the multi-port wavelength selective switch includes an array of beam steering devices. Each beam steering device is controllable to a position at which the beam steering device directs a wavelength component of an input optical signal received through a first input port to an output port and directs the same wavelength component of an input optical signal received through a second input port away from all of the output ports.
Distributed fibre optic sensing
The invention relates to a distributed fiber optic sensor (104, 106) having a first spatial resolution (301, 303) and a second, different, spatial resolution (302, 304). The sensor, which may be a distributed acoustic sensor, has an optical source (112) configured to interrogate an optical fiber (104) with optical radiation and a detector (116) configured to detected optical radiation back-scattered from within the fiber. A processor (108) is configured to process the detected back-scatter radiation to provide a plurality of longitudinal sensing portions of fiber. The optical source and processor are adapted to provide the first and second spatial resolutions, for instance by changing the duration and/or separation of the optical pulses and analysis bins. The first and second spatial resolutions may be provided sequentially or simultaneously and the spatial resolution used may be varied as part of a default pattern or in response to a detection event.
Optical switching apparatus and method
An optical switching apparatus includes an optical switch element which includes an input port and an output port, and to which a switch control signal is supplied to modulate and output signal light which enters the input port depending on a level of the switch control signal; and an optical gate element which is connected to the output port of the optical switch element and to which a gate control signal is supplied to switch an output of the signal light depending on a level of the gate control signal, wherein the optical switch element varies intensity of the signal light which is output from the output port depending on the switch control signal controlled based on magnitude of a light intensity signal of the optical gate element.
Correction of acquired images for cutting pattern creation
The production of a cutting pattern of a graphic placed upon a cutting mat is disclosed. A source image of the graphic overlaid on a cutting mat is received, and includes a plurality of registration marks as well as one or more distortions introduced during acquisition. The registration marks are identified from the source image by matching candidate sets of a plurality of center points of regions of adjacent groupings of pixels within the source image against predetermined positional relationships thereof corresponding to an actual arrangement of the registration marks on the cutting mat. An inverse transformation of the source image with values derived from the registration marks is applied. A corrected image aligned to physical coordinates of the cutting mat and referenced to the cutting machine is generated. A cut path is defined from vectors of the corrected image, and transmitted to the cutting machine for execution thereon.
Using senses of a query to rank images associated with the query
A server device determines a plurality of images for a query. One or more images, of the plurality of images, are associated with one or more senses of the query. The server device maps the plurality of images into a space by representing the plurality of images with corresponding points in the space; determines one or more hyperplanes in the space based on the corresponding points in the space; calculates one or more scores for the plurality of images based on the corresponding points and the one or more hyperplanes; and ranks the one or more images based on the one or more scores.
System and method for calibrating display overscan using a mobile device
A method is provided in one example and includes displaying a calibration area surrounded by a background on a display; analyzing an image of the calibration area to determine if the background is detectable in the image; adjusting the calibration area until at least a portion of the background is not detectable; and storing the adjustment for the calibration area. In more particular examples, the method may include determining a percentage of the background that is detectable; and adjusting the calibration area based on the percentage. In yet other instances, the method may include decreasing a size of the calibration area if the size of the calibration area is bigger than the display.
Auto-focus image system
An auto-focus image system that includes a pixel array coupled to a focus signal generator. The pixel array captures an image that has a plurality of edges. The generator generates a focus signal that is a function of a plurality of edge-sharpness measures, each being measured from a different one of the plurality of edges. The edge-sharpness measure is a quantity that has a unit that is a power of a unit of length. It may be a distance in the edge. It may be an area. It may be a central moment. The generator may reduce a relative extent to which an edge contributes to the focus signal on basis of detecting that the edge does not have sufficient reflection symmetry in a sequence of gradients of an image signal across the edge according to a predefined criterion. The edge may be prevented from contributing altogether.
Image processing apparatus and systems using estimated point spread function
An image processing apparatus includes a point spread function (PSF) pattern generation unit for generating a PSF pattern in which a plurality of PSFs are located in a plurality of lines of the PSF pattern; a PSF estimation unit for estimating PSFs of an out-of-focus input image from step responses of the plurality of lines of the PSF pattern with respect to an edge of the out-of-focus input image; and an image restoration unit for restoring the out-of-focus input image to a focused restored image using the estimated PSF.
Coherence groups: region descriptors for low bit rate encoding
The invention is directed to an efficient way for encoding and decoding video. Embodiments include identifying different coding units that share a similar characteristic. The characteristic can be, for example: quantization values, modes, block sizes, color space, motion vectors, depth, facial and non-facial regions, and filter values. An encoder may then group the units together as a coherence group. An encoder may similarly create a table or other data structure of the coding units. An encoder may then extract the commonly repeating characteristic or attribute from the coding units. The encoder may transmit the coherence groups along with the data structure, and other coding units which were not part of a coherence group. The decoder may receive the data, and utilize the shared characteristic by storing locally in cache, for faster repeated decoding, and decode the coherence group together.
Image processing system, image processing method, and program
It is an object to reduce a computation related to a detection of a corresponding point intended for a compressed dynamic image. In order to attain the object, there are acquired first and second compressed dynamic images including a reference frame and a prediction frame with each pixel indicated by motion information based on the other frame respectively. Moreover, there is executed a detection processing for detecting a corresponding point which corresponds to each reference point of one frame contained in the first compressed dynamic image from one frame contained in the second compressed dynamic image by causing each set of frames between said first compressed dynamic image and said second compressed dynamic image to be a target. The detection processing intended for a set of prediction frames is executed by using the motion information indicative of the set of prediction frames.
Algorithm selection for structure from motion
A technique for selecting a particular reconstruction technique to be applied to an image sequence. The technique may analyze an input image sequence and, based on one or more characteristics of the image sequence, select a reconstruction technique as the appropriate technique for the image sequence from among a set of reconstruction techniques. For example, the set may include two or more of a rotation-based reconstruction technique, a plane-based reconstruction technique, and a general 3D reconstruction technique. The selection technique may be combined with the reconstruction techniques to produce a system that takes as input an image sequence or a set of point trajectories, selects an appropriate reconstruction technique, and applies the selected reconstruction technique to generate an estimate of camera motion and camera intrinsic parameters for the image sequence. The technique may be adapted to select among other types of techniques that may be applied to image sequences.
Image processing circuit, and display panel driver and display device mounting the circuit
A circuit includes an image decompression circuit configured to receive compressed image data which are generated by compressing image data of a set of pixels of a target block by using a selected compression method selected from a plurality of compression methods based on a correlation among said image data of said set of pixels of said target block, and to generate decompressed image data by decompressing said compressed image data by using a decompression method corresponding to said selected compression method.
Image coding method, image coding apparatus, image decoding method and image decoding apparatus
A decoding method decodes last position information indicating horizontal and vertical positions of a last non-zero coefficient in a predetermined order within a current block to be decoded, the current block including plural coefficients. The decoding includes obtaining a bitstream including first, second, third and fourth partial signals, in this order, performing first arithmetic decoding on the first and the third partial signals respectively to obtain decoded first and decoded third partial signals, performing second arithmetic decoding on the second and the fourth partial signals respectively to obtain decoded second and decoded fourth partial signals, the second arithmetic decoding being different from the first arithmetic decoding, deriving a horizontal component of the last position information from the decoded first and decoded third partial signals, and deriving a vertical component of the last position information from the decoded second and decoded fourth partial signals.
Method and device for classifying vascular objects using classification trees evaluated on a graphics processing unit
Methods and devices for optimizing classification tree evaluation for online and real-time characterization of tissue by using GPUs are disclosed that give a significant improvement in run time compared to data decomposition. The methods and devices use a parallel algorithm designed for single instruction, multiple data (SIMD) architectures commonly found in GPUs. Various optimizations and their effects are also disclosed.
Enhanced max margin learning on multimodal data mining in a multimedia database
Multimodal data mining in a multimedia database is addressed as a structured prediction problem, wherein mapping from input to the structured and interdependent output variables is learned. A system and method for multimodal data mining is provided, comprising defining a multimodal data set comprising image information; representing image information of a data object as a set of feature vectors in a feature space; clustering in the feature space to group similar features; associating a non-image representation with a respective image data object based on the clustering; determining a joint feature representation of a respective data object as a mathematical weighted combination of a set of components of the joint feature representation; optimizing a weighting for a plurality of components of the mathematical weighted combination with respect to a prediction error between a predicted classification and a training classification; and employing the mathematical weighted combination for automatically classifying a new data object.
System and method for determining co-occurrence groups of images
A system and a method are disclosed that determine images with co-occurrence groups of individuals from an image collection. A value of a similarity metric is computed for each pair of images of the image collection, the value of the similarity metric being computed based on a comparison of the number of individuals in common between the images of the pair and the total number of individuals identified in both images of the pair. The collection of images is clustered based on the computed values of the similarity metric. At least one co-occurrence group is determined based on the results of the clustering, where a co-occurrence group is determined as a cluster of images that have a similar combination of individuals.
Finding engaging media with initialized explore-exploit
Software for initialized explore-exploit creates a plurality of probability distributions. Each of these probability distributions is generated by inputting a quantitative description of one or more features associated with an image into a regression model that outputs a probability distribution for a measure of engagingness for the image. Each of the images is conceptually related to the other images. The software uses the plurality of probability distributions to initialize a multi-armed bandit model that outputs a serving scheme for each of the images. Then the software serves a plurality of the images on a web page displaying search results, based at least in part on the serving scheme.
Image processing device, image processing method, and image processing program
An image processing device includes an image acquiring section for acquiring images; a mount number setting section for setting a mount number for mounts; an image dividing section for dividing the acquired images into a predetermined number of groups based on accessory information of the images, with the number of groups being equal to the mount number; and an image arranging section for arranging images included in each group after division on each corresponding mount. The image dividing section divides the images into the groups so that the number of images included in each group is not more than the upper limit number of images capable of being arranged on the corresponding mount.