Total 6160 patents for "2014-04-03"

LIGHT EMITTING DIODE CHIP

Pub Date: 2014-04-03

Pub Number: US20140091351

A Light emitting diode (LED) chip includes a substrate, an N-type semiconductor layer, a luminous layer, a P-type semiconductor layer, an N-type electrode layer and a P-type electrode layer. The N-type semiconductor layer is mounted on the substrate. The luminous layer is mounted on the N-type semiconductor layer. The P-type semiconductor layer is mounted on the luminous layer. The N-type electrode layer is mounted on the N-type semiconductor layer. The P-type electrode layer is mounted on the P-type semiconductor layer, and includes a plurality of enclosed circuit patterns. These enclosed circuit patterns respectively encompass different parts of the N-type electrode layer.

PLAYBACK SYNCHRONIZATION IN A GROUP VIEWING A MEDIA TITLE

Pub Date: 2014-04-03

Pub Number: US20140096169

A method and apparatus for synchronizing the playback of a media title to a group of client device platforms is disclosed. A synchronizer may make adjustments to the playback modes of one or more client device platforms within a group watching the same media title in order to ensure synchronized playback. When a client device platform is behind the group its playback mode may be changed to a fast playback mode. When a client device platform is ahead of the group its playback mode may be changed to a slow playback mode. It is emphasized that this abstract is provided to comply with the rules requiring an abstract that will allow a searcher or other reader to quickly ascertain the subject matter of the technical disclosure. It is submitted with the understanding that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims.

REVENUE ADJUSTMENT PROCESSES

Pub Date: 2014-04-03

Pub Number: US20140095301

In a system that provides an open exchange environment to connect business entities through a network, methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for performing a revenue adjustment process to distribute one of a revenue surplus or a revenue deficit amongst business entities involved in one or more transactions from which the one of the revenue surplus or the revenue deficit originates over a predefined time interval, the performing including identifying a set of business entities involved in the one or more transactions to which the one of the revenue surplus or the revenue deficit is to be distributed; and determining a proportion of the one of the revenue surplus or the revenue deficit to which each business entity of the set is distributed.

APOPTOSIS-INDUCING AGENTS FOR THE TREATMENT OF CANCER AND IMMUNE AND AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES

Pub Date: 2014-04-03

Pub Number: US20140094471

Disclosed are compounds which inhibit the activity of anti-apoptotic Bcl-2 proteins, compositions containing the compounds and methods of treating diseases during which is expressed anti-apoptotic Bcl-2 protein.

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING RECORDING MEDIUM CONVEYANCE

Pub Date: 2014-04-03

Pub Number: US20140093297

An image forming apparatus has an intermediate transfer member to which an image on an image bearing member is primarily transferred. The image primarily transferred to the intermediate transfer member is secondarily transferred to a recording medium. The velocity at which the recording medium is conveyed is switched to a velocity different from the image forming velocity before the recording medium is conveyed to the transfer position.

ESTABLISHING "IS A" RELATIONSHIPS FOR A TAXONOMY

Pub Date: 2014-04-03

Pub Number: US20140095411

Disclosed are methods for returning to a user an answer to the question what is string. Concepts and classes to which the concepts belong are determined from a corpus, such as taxonomy. The concepts are mapped to categories according to the structure of the taxonomy. Homonyms for words are collected and scored according to likeliness of use. Concept vectors are assembled for the identified concepts based on articles in the corpus and social media usage. Words are evaluated for generic-ness and a generic score is associated therewith. In responding to a query, the generic-ness of the terms of the query is evaluated and additional context solicited if the terms are generic. Candidate homonym concepts for a string in the query are selected according to context vectors for the homonym concepts. One or more homonym concepts are selected and the one or more categories corresponding to these concepts are returned.

SPEED AND TOPOLOGY RELEVANT DYNAMIC GEO SEARCH

Pub Date: 2014-04-03

Pub Number: US20140094197

A geographic searching system and method for a mobile terminal provides for accessible search results based on spatial characteristics of the mobile terminal. A displacement distance is established for a look-ahead search region, and the look-ahead search region is defined using a location-determination module of the mobile terminal and based on the spatial characteristics of the mobile terminal Relevant points of interest within the look-ahead search region are identified.

FUEL SUPPLY SYSTEM FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

Pub Date: 2014-04-03

Pub Number: US20140095054

At the time of shifting a fuel property value associated with a first imaginary passage cell as a fuel property value associated with a second imaginary passage cell located on the downstream side thereof, the fuel property value associated with the second imaginary passage cell is corrected in a controller by computing a difference between the fuel property value associated with the first imaginary passage cell and the fuel property value associated with the second imaginary passage cell and multiplying the difference by a correction coefficient. A stoichiometric air/fuel ratio is computed in the controller based on the fuel property value, which is associated with a last one of the imaginary passage cells. Fuel injection of an injector is controlled by the controller based on a computed injection quantity of fuel, which is computed based on the stoichiometric air/fuel ratio.

Methods for Prioritizing Activation of Grid-Based or Object-based Snap Guides for Snapping Digital Graphics to Grids in a Layout in an Electronic Interface

Pub Date: 2014-04-03

Pub Number: US20140096012

A system for creating and editing image and or text-based projects includes a server connected to a network and having access a processor and a data repository, and software running from a non-transitory physical medium, the software providing for establishing a client-server connection between the server and at least one user-operated computing appliance connected to the network, initiating and maintaining an active data session between one or more users involved in project creation and or in project editing through a graphics user interface (GUI), establishing a layout grid and defining gridlines as snap-to targets, establishing snap guides for specified assets to be placed on a canvass in an image and or text-based project, and establishing a distance threshold representing the distance between an asset and a gridline before snapping occurs, selectively de-activating or deleting gridlines for snap-to functionality with certain assets based on breach of an asset population threshold.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HANDOFF BETWEEN SOURCE AND TARGET ACCESS SYSTEMS

Pub Date: 2014-04-03

Pub Number: US20140092870

Systems and methods for switching among heterogeneous networks and inter-working between a source access system and a target access system. An inter-system handoff control component can facilitate setting an IP tunneling by the mobile unit, wherein IP addresses for inter-working security gateway and Radio Access Network of the target access system can be identified. The inter-system handoff control component can then implement tunneling between the source system and the target system, wherein signaling/packeting associated with the target system can be transferred over the source system.

ROLL CONTAINER

Pub Date: 2014-04-03

Pub Number: US20140091541

A roll container is suitable for transporting post, namely letters. The novel roll container which includes two opposing parallel side wall frames, wherein the front ends of the side wall frames define the width of the front opening of the roll container. The roll container also includes a door, and a hinge which connects the door to one of said side wall frames. The door includes a lower portion and an upper portion which is arranged slidably to tracks provided to the lower portion. The roll container further includes a device configured to lock the upper portion of the door to the front end of the side wall frames at different heights.

Processing with Compact Arithmetic Processing Element

Pub Date: 2014-04-03

Pub Number: US20140095571

A processor or other device, such as a programmable and/or massively parallel processor or other device, includes processing elements designed to perform arithmetic operations (possibly but not necessarily including, for example, one or more of addition, multiplication, subtraction, and division) on numerical values of low precision but high dynamic range (LPHDR arithmetic). Such a processor or other device may, for example, be implemented on a single chip. Whether or not implemented on a single chip, the number of LPHDR arithmetic elements in the processor or other device in certain embodiments of the present invention significantly exceeds (e.g., by at least 20 more than three times) the number of arithmetic elements, if any, in the processor or other device which are designed to perform high dynamic range arithmetic of traditional precision (such as 32 bit or 64 bit floating point arithmetic).

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ESTABLISHING TRANSMISSION FORMAT PARAMETERS BETWEEN COMMUNICATION DEVICES

Pub Date: 2014-04-03

Pub Number: US20140093004

Systems and methods for establishing transmission format parameters between communication devices are provided. In some aspects, a method includes identifying, by a first base station, a first communication session with a first user equipment. A master set of transmission format parameters is shared between the first base station and the first user equipment. The method also includes assigning a first subset of the master set of transmission format parameters to the first communication session. The first subset is specifically assigned to the first communication session and specifies which of the master set of transmission format parameters is allocated for use in the first communication session. The method also includes transmitting an indicator of the first subset to the first user equipment.

Controlled-Break Tostada and Taco Shell

Pub Date: 2014-04-03

Pub Number: US20140093624

The present invention relates to a method of making a controlled-break tostada or taco and the actual controlled-break tostada or taco. The method of making a controlled-break tostada comprises sheeting tostada dough onto a flat surface in a machine, directing the tostada dough on the flat surface in the machine to a cutting device, cutting break-points throughout surface of the tostada dough with the cutting device, and heating the tostada dough.

MANAGING A SERVICE PROVIDER'S CUSTOMER QUEUE

Pub Date: 2014-04-03

Pub Number: US20140096140

A method for scheduling a service. The method includes receiving a request for service at a service provider location from a requester; analyzing the request for service and generating a passcode; providing the passcode to the requester, the passcode including an estimated time when attendance is requested at the service provider; prioritizing the passcode according to one or more business rules; periodically updating the estimated time corresponding to the passcode when attendance is requested at the service provider location according to the one or more business rules; and notifying the requester of the most recent estimated time when attendance is requested at the service provider location. The method may be performed on one or more computing devices. Also included is a system for scheduling a service and a computer program product.

Method and Apparatus for Maintaining Secure Time

Pub Date: 2014-04-03

Pub Number: US20140095918

An exemplary method of maintaining secure time in a computing device is disclosed in which one or more processors implements a Rich Execution Environment (REE), and a separate Trusted Execution Environment (TEE). The TEE maintains a real-time clock (RTC) that provides a RTC time to the REE. A RTC offset is stored in non-volatile memory, with the RTC offset indicating a difference between the RTC time and a protected reference (PR) time. Responsive to a request from the REE to read the RTC time, a current RTC time is returned to the REE. Responsive to a request from the REE to adjust the RTC time, the RTC time and the corresponding RTC offset are adjusted by a same amount, such that the PR time is not altered by the RTC adjustment. An exemplary computing device operable to implement the method is also disclosed.

SYSTEM FOR HARDENING A CYLINDRICAL METAL COMPONENT

Pub Date: 2014-04-03

Pub Number: US20140091063

A system for hardening a cylindrical metal component is disclosed. The system may include a current generating device configured to pass current through the cylindrical metal component, and an actuator configured to axially move the current generating device through the cylindrical metal component. The system may also include a controller in communication with the current generating device and the actuator, the controller being configured to cause the current generating device to pass current through a first end section of the cylindrical metal component to heat the first end section of the cylindrical metal component. The controller may also be configured to inhibit the current generating device from passing current through a middle section of the cylindrical metal component, and cause the current generating device to pass current through a second end section of the cylindrical metal component to heat the second end section of the cylindrical metal component.

REEL-TYPE GAMES AND GAMING MACHINES

Pub Date: 2014-04-03

Pub Number: US20140094248

Games such as reel-type slot games may have various features, including: an attribute accumulate feature which a player attempts to form combinations of collectable special symbols; a geometric pattern feature in which symbols within a geometric pattern or area may take on special attributes or features; a moving trigger feature; a symbol-triggered game transformation feature using logical rules; a player symbol selection in which reel symbols are player selected; and a reel-locking feature.

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR SUPPORTING EXTERNAL DEVICE I/O USING MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL

Pub Date: 2014-04-03

Pub Number: US20140095738

There are provided a device and method for supporting an external device I/O using a mobile communication terminal that the mobile communication terminal held by an individual may be used as an I/O unit of the external device, which is driven by the external device, for example, a kiosk and a digital signage, rather than driven by the mobile communication terminal. Further, a plurality of users may simultaneously perform I/O of the external device using each of the mobile communication terminals held by the plurality of users.

Hybrid AFC using DCXO and RF PLL

Pub Date: 2014-04-03

Pub Number: US20140091842

A technique to provide hybrid compensation to correct for drifts in a reference frequency output from a digitally-controlled crystal oscillator (DCXO). A first compensation is provided to the DCXO to adjust for overlap or discontinuity of the reference frequency caused by switching capacitors in the capacitor array that controls drift of the reference frequency output. The second compensation is obtained at a phase-locked loop (PLL) that receives the reference frequency signal from the DCXO. The second compensation adjusts the PLL to adjust for variations of the reference frequency that remain after performing compensation in the DCXO.

Electrical junction box with built-in isolation transformer

Pub Date: 2014-04-03

Pub Number: US20140090865

An electrical junction box with a built-in isolation transformer is provided. The junction box comprises an interior base portion having at least one opening, a transformer secured to the interior base portion and in electrical communication with low-voltage and high-voltage terminals, a cover configured to attach to a junction box base plate and housing the interior base portion and the transformer, and a gasket providing a watertight seal between the cover and the junction box base plate.

TRANSMISSION DEVICE, RECEPTION DEVICE FOR PROVIDING SIMULTANEOUS DATA TRANSMISSION SERVICE AND METHOD THEREOF

Pub Date: 2014-04-03

Pub Number: US20140092810

Disclosed are a transmission device, a reception device and a method for providing a simultaneous data transmission for a data session through a plurality of heterogeneous networks. The transmission device divides particular data to be transmitted into two or more partial data, transmits first partial data after inserting first tunneling information which induces the first partial data to pass through a first network of two or more networks into the first partial data, and transmits second partial data of the two or more partial data after inserting second tunneling information which induces the second partial data to pass through a second network of the two or more networks into the second partial data.

STRESS ENGINEERED MULTI-LAYERS FOR INTEGRATION OF CMOS AND Si NANOPHOTONICS

Pub Date: 2014-04-03

Pub Number: US20140091374

A method of forming an integrated photonic semiconductor structure having a photonic device and a CMOS device may include depositing a first silicon nitride layer having a first stress property over the photonic device, depositing an oxide layer having a stress property over the deposited first silicon nitride layer, and depositing a second silicon nitride layer having a second stress property over the oxide layer. The deposited first silicon nitride layer, the oxide layer, and the second silicon nitride layer encapsulate the photonic device.

METHOD, APPARATUS, AND SYSTEM FOR REDUCING LINE-TO-LINE CROSSTALK DURING TRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL SUBSCRIBER LINE SERVICE

Pub Date: 2014-04-03

Pub Number: US20140093067

A method, an apparatus, and a system for reducing line-to-line crosstalk during transmission of a digital subscriber line service are disclosed, where the method includes: before a service is provisioned, obtaining, by a service provider according to a service transmission rate and a topology scenario parameter that are provided by a service receiving side device, a power spectral density of a line in a process of receiving a service by the service receiving side device; and provisioning, by the service provider, a service for the service receiving side device according to the power spectral density.

HIGH RESOLUTION WAVELENGTH MEASUREMENT SYSTEM USING A COARSE, STABLE TIMING SIGNAL

Pub Date: 2014-04-03

Pub Number: US20140092387

A source generates an optical test signal sweeping a bandwidth of wavelengths over time. The test signal is applied to a device under test (DUT) to generate a response signal. A timing signal generator connected to the source generates a timing signal having triggers at time instances corresponding to known wavelengths of the test signal. A DUT detector samples the DUT response signal generating sampled DUT data using a sampling period that is shorter than a shortest time between timing signal triggers. A correlator receives the timing signal, the known wavelengths associated with the timing signal triggers, the sampled DUT data and the DUT detector sampling period then correlates each sampled DUT datum to a wavelength of the test signal that was applied to the DUT when the DUT datum was sampled by interpolating the known wavelengths using the trigger time instances and the DUT detector sampling period.

PEELABLE FILM-FORMING COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2014-04-03

Pub Number: US20140093587

The compositions and methods of this invention relate to peelable film-forming compositions that may be applied to and removed from the skin containing polyvinyl alcohols and adhesion-enhancing polymers.

IC WAFER HAVING ELECTROMAGNETIC SHIELDING EFFECTS AND METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2014-04-03

Pub Number: US20140091441

An IC wafer and the method of making the IC wafer, the IC wafer includes an integrated circuit layer having a plurality of solder pads and an insulated layer arranged thereon, a plurality of through holes cut through the insulated layer corresponding to the solder pads respectively for the implantation of a package layer, and an electromagnetic shielding layer formed on the top surface of the insulated layer and electrically isolated from the solder pads of the integrated circuit layer for electromagnetic shielding. Thus, the integrated circuit does not require any further shielding mask, simplifying the fabrication. Further, the design of the through holes facilitates further packaging process.

Advanced Authentication Techniques

Pub Date: 2014-04-03

Pub Number: US20140096210

A method, system, apparatus, and computer program product are provided for facilitating advanced authentication techniques. For example, a method is provided that includes receiving at least one request to access at least one resource and receiving at least one composite authentication credential, the composite authentication credential comprising a first credential component and a second credential component. The method further includes determining whether the first credential component is valid, determining whether the second credential component is valid and, in an instance in which it is determined that the first and second credential components are valid, causing access to the at least one resource to be permitted.

Prespacetime model for generating energy-momentum-mass relationship, self-referential matrix rules and elementary particles

Pub Date: 2014-04-03

Pub Number: US20140095130

A prespacetime model is formulated for generating energy-momentum-mass relationship, elementary particles and self-referential matrix rules through hierarchical self-referential spin structure in prespacetime. Key to the present model is: (1) generation of at least one primordial phase distinction in prespacetime, (2) formation of energy-momentum-mass relationship from said phase distinction; (3) formation of external and internal objects from said phase distinction; (4) matrixization of said energy-momentum-mass relationship into matrix rules; (5) matrixization of said internal and external objects into the external and internal wave functions of a particle in the dual world, and (6) interaction of said external object and said internal object through said matrix rules. In particular, working models for generating energy-momentum-mass relationship, self-referential matrix rules, elementary particles and composite particles are described as research aids, teaching tools and games. Further, working model for ether (aether) as a body or medium of prespacetime is also described as research aids and teaching tools.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MINIMIZING DATA RECOVERY WINDOW

Pub Date: 2014-04-03

Pub Number: US20140095451

A computer-based system includes a backup server, a production server, a recovery agent that executes on the production server, a database on the production server, a backup database on the backup server, and a meta data file on the backup server. The meta data file includes file names, a file directory, and file attributes. The system is configured to copy the metadata file from the backup server to a production server. When the copying of the metadata file from the backup server to the production server is complete, and before or during a time period in which backup data is copied from the backup server to the production server, the system is configured to receive a request from the production server to restore a file from the backup server with a higher priority than other files on the backup server.