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Data storage based on rank modulation in single-level flash memory

Technologies are generally described to store data in single-level memory using rank modulation. In some examples, data to be encoded to single-level memory may be represented with a bit ranking for a group of bits. A program vector may then be determined from the bit ranking and partial program characteristics... Empire Technology Development Llc

Blood pressure monitor

Technologies are generally described for systems, devices and methods relating to blood pressure monitors. Blood pressure monitors may include a processor and a structure effective to be in communication with the processor. The structure may be effective to apply pressure to an object. Blood pressure monitors may include at least... Empire Technology Development Llc

Sensor data anomaly detector

Methods and systems are provided that are effective to generate an alarm for a vehicle. The methods include receiving, by a device, a first sensor value from a first sensor for the vehicle. The methods further include receiving, by the device, a second sensor value from a second sensor for... Empire Technology Development Llc

Food packaging films from lignin and methods of making the same

Provided herein are materials comprising a crosslinked polymer and a hydrophobic starch, wherein the crosslinked polymer comprises a first polymer and a second polymer and the first polymer comprises a lignin polymer or a salt thereof, and methods of use and preparation thereof.... Empire Technology Development Llc

Wireless home network routing protocol

A hierarchical wireless network is provided with a mesh backbone network portion and a switching tree network portion, The mesh backbone network portion includes first tier nodes each having at least one wireless link to another first tier node, The first tier nodes execute a link-state protocol for routing packets,... Empire Technology Development Llc

Presence-based device mode modification

In some examples, a first device may detect the presence of a second device or a particular person and, when a triggering event related to the second device or the particular person applies, the first device may change from a first mode to a second mode.... Empire Technology Development Llc

Device telemetry for user experience predictions

In some examples, one or more processors of a computing system may receive telemetry data from a plurality of devices, user identifications (IDs) of a set of users of the plurality of the devices, and information from social media indicative of user sentiments toward the devices. The computing system may... Empire Technology Development Llc

Wireless vehicle energy sharing

Technologies are generally described for a distributed system to provide wireless energy sharing between electrically powered vehicles. In some examples, two or more vehicles traveling on a roadway may be configured to share energy while in route to a destination. The vehicles may be equipped with wireless energy transfer units... Empire Technology Development Llc

Quick command entry for wearable devices

In some examples, a technique of unlocking a wearable device may recognize a pattern on an object and track a path of movement of a visual point within the pattern. The technique may also determine whether the path of movement of the visual point within the pattern approximately matches a... Empire Technology Development Llc

Sound verification

In some examples, sound verification may include a speaker device that may be configured to transmit sound at a dynamic volume level and a listening device that may be configured to receive the sound and provide feedback to the speaker device based on the received sound. The primary transceiver device... Empire Technology Development Llc

Peer-to-peer data migration

Examples are disclosed for peer-to-peer data migration between nodes coupled via one or more peer-to-peer communication links.... Empire Technology Development Llc

Device address update based on event occurrences

Technologies are generally described for updating a device address based on predetermined event occurrences. In some examples, a method performed under control of a first device that is connected to a second device via a communication network may include generating a device address for the first device for use in... Empire Technology Development Llc

Quality of experience reverse control for electronic games

Technologies and implementations for managing an experience during play of an interactive electronic game are generally disclosed.... Empire Technology Development Llc

Online game experience using multiple devices

Technologies and implementations for providing an online game experience using multiple devices are generally disclosed including methods and devices for, in some examples, receiving first data from a first device, the received first data being associated with a first interaction with the online game, receiving a request to utilize a... Empire Technology Development Llc

Rendering of game characters

Technologies are generally described for rendering a character for games. In some examples, a method performed under control of a game server may include calculating a level of detail (LOD) for a first character positioned in a same virtual game space as a second character, based at least in part... Empire Technology Development Llc

Detection of user gestures

In one example, a system may include a display including a display screen; a display controller configured to display visual information on the display screen of the display screen, control at least portions of one or more pixels corresponding to the display screen to render the display screen transparent; and... Empire Technology Development Llc

Indicating the geographic origin of a digitally-mediated communication

Technologies are described for indicating a geographic origin of a digitally-mediated communication relative to a location of a recipient by presenting the indication in an augmented reality scene. For example, an augmented reality scene can be presented to the recipient. The geographic origin of an incoming digital communication may be... Empire Technology Development Llc

Virtual reality applications

Augmented reality technology is described. The technology can detect objects in a scene, identifying one or more installed or available applications based on the detected objects, and place icons representing the identified applications proximate to the detected objects in a display of the scene, e.g., so that a user can... Empire Technology Development Llc

Partial cloud data storage

Technologies are generally described for partial cloud data storage. In one example, a method includes dividing, by a system comprising a processor, a file into a set of source packets in response to an indication that the file is to be stored in a data store of a network device.... Empire Technology Development Llc

Antenna array on moving nodes

Techniques related to methods, non-transitory computer readable mediums and computing devices configured to share content received from a satellite in an ad-hoc network are generally described. One example method may include configuring a first moving node in the ad-hoc network to receive a first version of the content from a... Empire Technology Development Llc

Coatings for dag prevention

Techniques are disclosed for preventing formation of dags on cattle and other commercially produced animals. The surface of the animal, such as the skin, hide, hair, wool or other covering of the animal, is treated with a low-energy, non-sticking hydrophobic coating. The coating may be made from long-chain hydrocarbons, such... Empire Technology Development Llc

Method and composition for dag mitigation on hair

Technologies are described for a method and constituents for mitigating dag on hair. The method comprises applying a hydrophobic silicon containing constituent and a reactive constituent onto the hair. The reactive constituent enables a reaction with the hair that binds the hydrophobic silicon constituent to the hair and the hydrophobic... Empire Technology Development Llc

Feedstocks for additive manufacturing and methods for their preparation and use

Feedstocks for additive manufacturing are provided. The feedstock may include a matrix material, and one or more capsules disposed in the matrix material, wherein the one or more capsules are configured to be removable from a surface portion when the matrix material is solidified to form one or more cavities... Empire Technology Development Llc

Ultrasonic cleaning in flexible container

Techniques described herein generally relate to cleaning with ultrasonic energy. An example method includes introducing a cleaning solution into a planar cleaning cavity formed between a first inner surface and a second inner surface of a non-rigid container, directing ultrasonic energy into the cleaning cavity from an array of ultrasonic... Empire Technology Development Llc

Device and session identification

Technologies are generally described for systems, methods, and devices for implementing device and session identification. In some examples, a processor may receive a first communication from a device. The first communication may include requests to interact with a web page, a session identifier associated with the first communication, and a... Empire Technology Development Llc

Sub-surface emr transmission for scanning produce

The embodiments disclosed herein provide devices, systems and methods for produce scanning, wherein the produce scanning devices comprise a light source, a produce stage, and a detector array positioned on the opposing side of the produce stage to the light source, wherein the light source and the detector array form... Empire Technology Development Llc

Biometric authentication

In an example biometric authentication system, a light beam generator may be configured to generate a light beam. The light beam may be projected to a retina of a user's eye and reflected from the retina. The reflected light beam may be directed, by an optical system, on to a... Empire Technology Development Llc

User interface delegation to a delegated device

The present technology provides an illustrative method for delegating user interface-related tasks. In some examples, the method includes receiving a request to delegate a user interface-related task to a delegated computing device, and causing the transceiver of the delegating device to send a delegation command to the delegated computing device... Empire Technology Development Llc

Meat tenderness by collagen degradation using hifu

Disclosed herein are systems for tenderizing meat samples using High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) comprising one or more transducer arrays. Further disclosed are methods and uses of the systems to tenderize meat samples.... Empire Technology Development Llc

Meeting point determination for group members

Technologies are generally described to coordinate group members that may be at distinct locations and optionally moving in distinct directions to meet at a coordinated meeting point and/or to move in a common direction. A coordinated meeting point may optimize a parameter of interest for each of the group members... Empire Technology Development Llc

Transition metal dichalcogenide aerogels and methods of preparation and use

Methods of forming transition metal dichalcogenide aerogels are provided. Some methods include adding at least one solvent to one or more two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenide sheets to form a transition metal dichalcogenide solution and freeze drying the transition metal dichalcogenide solution to form frozen transition metal dichalcogenide, The methods also... Empire Technology Development Llc

Data storage in degraded solid state memory

Technologies are generally described for systems, devices, and methods effective to operate a memory device. A memory controller may compress initial data to produce compressed data. The memory controller may select a storage block in the memory device. The memory controller may identify one or more positions of defective cells... Empire Technology Development Llc

Service associated with persistent storage

Examples are disclosed for allocating a block of persistent storage or accessing a block of persistent storage based on a storage service string that includes a universally unique identifier and associated metadata.... Empire Technology Development Llc

Image resolution modification

A method performed under control of a storage manager may include identifying a subject of an image; determining a resolution value for the image based, at least in part, on the identified subject; and modifying a resolution of the image in accordance with the determined resolution value.... Empire Technology Development Llc

Interactions among mobile devices in a wireless network

One embodiment of the disclosure sets for an example method to create a network of devices. The method includes requesting location information from a first mobile device within the wireless range covered by a stationary device, receiving the location information of the first mobile device, determining whether the distance between... Empire Technology Development Llc

09/14/17 / #20170258099

Slow compression stretch packaging

A process and an apparatus for controlling temperature loss and shrinkage of meat after an animal is slaughtered for food. Shrinkage is controlled by compressing the meat during cooling, the compression offsetting a natural tendency of the meat to contract and providing a measure of control over the shaping of... Empire Technology Development Llc

09/14/17 / #20170259176

Location graph adapted video games

Technologies related to location graph adapted video games are generally described. In some examples, location graphs may be generated for received environment inputs, such as received three dimensional (3D) models of environments. Video games may be adapted to generated location graphs, such as by placing video game content at nodes... Empire Technology Development Llc

09/14/17 / #20170259951

Shape memory meat packaging

Techniques and technologies are generally described herein for providing shape memory polymer packaging for meat products from sheets or films of shape memory polymer material. Shape memory polymers are a class of smart materials which have the ability to return to their original or trained state from a deformed or... Empire Technology Development Llc

09/14/17 / #20170262049

Virtual reality display based on orientation offset

Technologies are generally described to orient virtual reality content based on user head and body orientations. In some examples, a virtual reality content display system may display different portions of virtual reality content to a user based on user head and/or body orientation. The virtual reality content display system may... Empire Technology Development Llc

09/14/17 / #20170263055

Generating augmented reality exemplars

Technologies are generally described for automatic clustering and rendering of augmentations into one or more operational exemplars in an augmented reality environment. In some examples, based on a user's context, augmentations can be retrieved, analyzed, and grouped into clusters. Exemplars can be used to render the clusters as conceptual representations... Empire Technology Development Llc

09/07/17 / #20170252657

Matching sponsored game content to location by genre and playability

Technologies are generally described for matching sponsored game content to location by genre and playability. In some examples, a search system for finding real-environment matched gaming content for a user based at least partially on analyzed properties of potential locations may employ game script/flow information and match against local features... Empire Technology Development Llc

09/07/17 / #20170253849

Synthetic meat

Examples of methods, systems and computer accessible mediums related to producing synthetic meat are generally described herein. In some example methods, a substrate configured to support cell growth may be provided. The substrate may be seeded with cells. The seeded substrate may be rolled through a bioreactor having a roll-to-roll... Empire Technology Development Llc

09/07/17 / #20170257745

Location determining scheme

A method performed under control of a mobile device may include receiving at least one probe response from at least one access point; determining whether a number of the at least one Wi-Fi access point satisfies a predetermined condition; adjusting a signal transmission power of a probe request, when the... Empire Technology Development Llc

08/31/17 / #20170248915

Holographic image generation

Briefly stated, technologies are generally described for providing a computer-generated holography (CGH). Example devices/systems described herein may use one or more of a server device and/or a client device. The server device may be configured to provide CGH data to a client device including a holographic image display unit. The... Empire Technology Development Llc

08/24/17 / #20170238569

Edible food preservative

An edible preservative may include a polymer carrier and an active agent chemically bonded to the polymer carrier. The active agent may include multiple functional groups, including at least one of, a polyphenolic group, a double bond, a conjugated double bond, or a chelating group.... Empire Technology Development Llc

08/24/17 / #20170238977

Systems and methods for intermedullary bone fixation

Systems and methods for intermedullary bone fracture fixation are described herein. The fixation device includes a main body having a flexible state and a rigid state. The fixation device further includes a proximal interface coupled to a proximal end of the main body to anchor the fixation device to an... Empire Technology Development Llc

08/24/17 / #20170241913

Spectroscopic determination of optical properties of gemstones

Technologies are generally described for spectroscopic determination of one or more optical properties of a gemstone. An imaging device may include one or more light sources configured to illuminate one or more portions of the gemstone, and one or more photo detectors configured to detect reflected light from the portions... Empire Technology Development Llc

08/24/17 / #20170243484

Remote driving assistance

In at least some examples, a control center, which provides remote driving assistance service, may be configured to receive traffic data from sensors and to identify an area of congested traffic, based on the received traffic data, within a predetermined range of the sensors. When the control center receives a... Empire Technology Development Llc

08/17/17 / #20170233357

Phenolic epoxy compounds

Disclosed herein are compositions and methods of making phenolic compounds, and resins comprising these phenolic compounds. The compounds include multifunctional epoxies, amino glycidyl derivatives, and multi-functional amines prepared from hydroxymethyl derivatives of phenols and bisphenols.... Empire Technology Development Llc

08/17/17 / #20170233522

Phenolic epoxy compounds

Disclosed herein are compositions and methods of making phenolic compounds, and resins comprising these phenolic compounds. The compounds include multifunctional epoxies, amino glycidyl derivatives, and multi-functional amines prepared from hydroxymethyl derivatives of phenols and bisphenols... Empire Technology Development Llc

08/17/17 / #20170235125

Reflective roof

Technologies and implementations for reflective roofs are generally disclosed.... Empire Technology Development Llc

08/10/17 / #20170227511

Quality control of dairy products using chromatic profiles

A method for the quality control of dairy products is disclosed. The method includes scanning the surface of a dairy product test sample using a chromatic scanner system to generate a spectral pattern of reflected light intensities, which pattern is unique to the test sample. The spectral pattern from the... Empire Technology Development Llc

08/10/17 / #20170228185

Secure data storage based on physically unclonable functions

Technologies are generally described for partial programming of memory having physically unclonable functions for secure data storage. In some examples, a sender that wishes to securely send data to a recipient using a physical memory may measure a program threshold average and a program threshold variation for bits in the... Empire Technology Development Llc

08/10/17 / #20170228259

Thread and data assignment in multi-core processors

Technologies are generally described for methods and systems to assign threads in a multi-core processor. In an example, a method to assign threads in a multi-core processor may include determining data relating to memory controllers fetching data in response to cache misses experienced by a first core and a second... Empire Technology Development Llc

08/03/17 / #20170215439

Meat tenderizing using substrate with phase change materials

A meat tenderizing device is provided for meat tenderizing. The device can include a substrate having at least one structural reinforcing member. The substrate may be elastomeric, and may have a body of a material that is non-conductive. The structural reinforcing member can be longitudinally aligned to inhibit longitudinal shortening... Empire Technology Development Llc

08/03/17 / #20170216722

Character model animation using stored recordings of player movement interface data

Technologies are generally described for providing full-motion animation-as-a-service. In some examples, short motion-capture segments may be captured from user motion user interface devices and stored in a database. When a full-motion animation is desired, a start pose and a target pose may be provided, and a multiple-path, multiple-iteration search through... Empire Technology Development Llc

08/03/17 / #20170219483

Systems and methods for multi-component detection

A detection system for detecting analytes in a sample, and methods of making and using the detection system, are disclosed. The detection system includes at least one sensor having a substrate and an optical interference layer on the substrate. The optical interference layer includes a plurality of sample segments, wherein... Empire Technology Development Llc

08/03/17 / #20170219545

Produce item ripeness determination

In some examples, a method is described. The method may include obtaining an electrical signal as an input signal. The method may also include generating a reference signal based on the input signal. Moreover, the method may include generating a device-under-test signal based on the input signal and based on... Empire Technology Development Llc

08/03/17 / #20170223577

Dynamic mobile application quality-of-service monitor

Technologies are generally described for determining a quality-of-service of mobile applications. In some examples, a process for determining a quality-of-service of a mobile application executing on a mobile device coupled to a network includes collecting, by a mobile monitoring application (MMA), network usage measurements associated with multiple network communication sessions... Empire Technology Development Llc

08/03/17 / #20170223719

Adaptive communication resource allocation in a wireless network

Frequency spectrum resources available to a node of a wireless communication network may be allocated for either an uplink or downlink channel by a scheduler module. The scheduler module may schedule a specific frequency spectrum resource based at least in part on whether the frequency spectrum resource has been assigned... Empire Technology Development Llc

07/27/17 / #20170209792

Intermediary graphics rendition

Technologies related to intermediary graphics rendition are generally described. In some examples, an intermediary computing device may store graphics models in a model store. A server computing device may generate and send a compositing flow to the intermediary computing device. The compositing flow may comprise model identifiers and model rendering... Empire Technology Development Llc

07/27/17 / #20170210632

Methods and systems for producing ammonia

Disclosed herein are methods and systems to produce ammonia from nitrogen and water. In an embodiment, a method of producing ammonia involves contacting nitrogen, water, and at least one superparamagnetic catalyst to form a mixture, and exposing the mixture to a fluctuating magnetic field. In some embodiments, the superparamagnetic catalyst... Empire Technology Development Llc

07/27/17 / #20170212905

Context-based content list generation

Technologies are generally described for providing a context-based content list for an electronic device. In some examples, a method performed under control of an electronic device may include gathering first information on or from one or more devices nearby the electronic device in response to a content file creation event... Empire Technology Development Llc

07/27/17 / #20170213376

Composite image generation to remove obscuring objects

Technologies are generally described for methods and systems effective to generate a composite image. The methods may include receiving first image data that includes object data corresponding to an object and receiving second image data that includes obscuring data. The obscuring data, if displayed on a display, may obscure at... Empire Technology Development Llc

07/20/17 / #20170206163

Cache partitioning in a multicore processor

Techniques described herein generally include methods and systems related to cache partitioning in a chip multiprocessor. Cache-partitioning for a single thread or application between multiple data sources improves energy or latency efficiency of a chip multiprocessor by exploiting variations in energy cost and latency cost of the multiple data sources.... Empire Technology Development Llc

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07/20/17 / #20170206692

Augmented reality alteration detector

Technologies are generally described for systems and methods effective to detect an alteration in augmented reality. A processor may receive a real image that corresponds to a real object and may receive augmented reality instructions to generate a virtual object. The processor may determine that the virtual object at least... Empire Technology Development Llc

07/13/17 / #20170197831

Methods and systems for isolating nitrogen from a gaseous mixture

Disclosed herein are methods and systems to isolate nitrogen from a mixture of gases. In an embodiment, a method of isolating nitrogen from a gaseous mixture involves contacting the gaseous mixture with a superparamagnetic catalyst to form a reaction mixture, and exposing the reaction mixture to a fluctuating magnetic field... Empire Technology Development Llc

07/13/17 / #20170199560

Augmented reality proximity sensing

Technologies are generally described for employing proximity sensing mechanisms augmented reality (AR) systems. Sensors strategically placed on AR eyeglasses in locations such as right and/or left arms, bridge, or flip-up feature of the eyeglasses may be used to detect AR eyeglass usage for power management and/or to provide user interface... Empire Technology Development Llc

07/13/17 / #20170200318

Suppression of real features in see-through display

Technologies are described for display of a merged image on a display. A processor may receive first data that relates to a first image of a real object and second data that relates to a second image of a virtual object. The second image, if displayed, may overlap, in an... Empire Technology Development Llc

07/13/17 / #20170201371

Homomorphic public-key encryption scheme

Technologies are generally described for providing a fully homomorphic public key encryption scheme. In some examples, a method performed under control of a transmitter may include receiving, from a server, a system parameter; selecting a secret decryption key corresponding to the transmitter; generating a first public encryption key for the... Empire Technology Development Llc

07/06/17 / #20170188980

Wearable sensor based body modeling

Technologies are generally described to provide models of body based on information collected from sensors. In some examples, position information from wearable sensors attached to different portions of a body may be used to determine a posture and/or a position of one or more portions of the body. A three-dimensional... Empire Technology Development Llc

07/06/17 / #20170192731

Control redistribution among multiple devices

Technologies are presented for distributing user interface elements and controls among devices. A user may select an element and/or control of a user interlace (UI) of a first application displayed on a first device for shifting to one or more other devices. The additional display area at the first device... Empire Technology Development Llc

07/06/17 / #20170192881

Application programming interface testing services

Technologies and implementations for providing an application programming interface (API) testing services for transferring data center services. In some examples, multiple API calls used by a service at an origin data center are converted into respective test segments. An API test module including each of the test segments is formed... Empire Technology Development Llc

07/06/17 / #20170195263

Real-time targeted messages

Technologies and implementations for providing real-time targeted messages are generally disclosed.... Empire Technology Development Llc

07/06/17 / #20170195302

Encrypted communication between paired devices

In some examples, a device may include at least one communication interface configured to exchange signals with another device, and a pairable component configured to: assure the another device of mutual proximity by exchange of at least two progressively increasing locator signals and corresponding acknowledgement signals, receive executable validating code... Empire Technology Development Llc

07/06/17 / #20170195831

Concurrent wireless power transfer and data communication

Systems and methods for concurrent wireless power transfer and data transmission are provided. A constraint encoder receives data bits for communication to a mobile device and encodes the data bits onto a transmit signal. The constraint encoder specifies signal constraints that cause the transmit signal to have a peak-to-power-average ratio... Empire Technology Development Llc

07/06/17 / #20170195937

Wireless network handover

A method performed under control of a receiver device may include receiving, from a sender device, connection information regarding a first apparatus that is connected to the sender device via a machine-to-machine network between the sender device and the receiver device; and connecting to the first apparatus based at least... Empire Technology Development Llc

06/29/17 / #20170185137

Electronic device

Technologies are generally described for selectively charging a capacitor coupled to a memory. Example electronic devices described herein may include a memory; a capacitor coupled to the memory; a power supply configured to supply power at least to the capacitor; a switch coupled between the power supply and the capacitor;... Empire Technology Development Llc

06/29/17 / #20170186184

Three dimensional data acquisition with orthogonal composite pattern for structured light illuminated vision

Technologies are generally described for phase measuring profilometry (PMP) using structured light patterns based on orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM). In some examples, a composite structured light pattern generated using OFDM may be used to illuminate a surface of interest. The surface may reflect a phase-distorted version of the structured... Empire Technology Development Llc

06/29/17 / #20170188229

Cell id allocation in a heterogeneous network

In a heterogeneous cellular communication network, a macro cell equipped with a base station may be configured to support one or more macro user equipment (UE) and one or more micro cells, each of which further serves as proxies of one or more micro UE for wireless communications between the... Empire Technology Development Llc

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06/22/17 / #20170177480

Management of chip multiprocessor cooperative caching based on eviction rate

Techniques described herein generally include methods and systems related to cooperatively caching data in a chip multiprocessor. Cooperatively caching of data in the chip multiprocessor is managed based on an eviction rate of data blocks from private caches associated with each individual processor core in the chip multiprocessor. The eviction... Empire Technology Development Llc

06/22/17 / #20170177616

Decentralizing a hadoop cluster

In some examples, a distributed file system is described. The distributed file system may include multiple data nodes and a director unit. The multiple data nodes may each include one or more data blocks. The director unit may include multiple master nodes configured in a peer-to-peer distributed architecture and operably... Empire Technology Development Llc

06/22/17 / #20170180991

Secure communication connection formation

In some examples, method includes positioning a first electronic device in a target orientation with respect to a second electronic device and moving the first and second electronic devices in at least two degrees of freedom of motion while the first electronic device is maintained in the target orientation with... Empire Technology Development Llc

06/22/17 / #20170181171

Schemes for providing wireless network

Technologies are generally described for providing a wireless local area network. In some examples, a method performed under control of a first device may include connecting to an access point that is configured to provide a wireless local area network, transmitting, to a second device, a request of connecting to... Empire Technology Development Llc

06/15/17 / #20170168557

User interface selection based on user context

Technologies are generally described to provide alternate user interfaces based on user context. In some examples, a user interface system may measure a user characteristic associated with a particular user interface type. The user interface system may then determine whether the measured user characteristic is suitable for use as a... Empire Technology Development Llc

06/08/17 / #20170160163

Sensor management based on surface type

Technologies are generally described that relate to managing and/or generating sensor data. An example method may include receiving output data generated by a pressure sensor. The method may also include determining surface data, indicative of a surface type associated with a force applied to a surface of the pressure sensor,... Empire Technology Development Llc

06/08/17 / #20170160780

Device usage message generator indicative of power consumption of an electronic device

Technologies are generally described for systems, devices and methods effective to generate a message that may be sent to a social network. Power information from an electronic device may be detected by a power detector and received by a processor. For example, a power consumption profile of an appliance may... Empire Technology Development Llc

06/08/17 / #20170161743

Use of encryption to provide secure credit card payments

Technologies are generally described that relate to facilitating the use of encryption to secure credit card payments. An example method may include receiving, by a device including a processor, over a wired or wireless channel, first credit card information to process a transaction, wherein the first credit card information is... Empire Technology Development Llc

06/08/17 / #20170163969

Coordination of multiple structured light-based 3d image detectors

Technologies are generally described for coordination of structured light-based image detectors. In some examples, one or more structured light sources may be configured to project sets of points onto the scene. The sets of points may be arranged into disjoint sets of geometrical shapes such as lines, where each geometrical... Empire Technology Development Llc

06/01/17 / #20170155606

Generation of a communication request based on visual selection

Technologies are generally described for generating a communication request. An example method may include retrieving an image from a memory. The method may also include sending the image to a first device operated by a first user and a second device operated by a second user. The method may also... Empire Technology Development Llc

06/01/17 / #20170156026

Real-time location sharing

The present disclosure generally describes that real-time location information may be exchanged among devices and a communications system, allowing for users to locate other users in real-time for determining whether such users may advantageously engage in collective activities. An example communications system may acquire and store device location information corresponding... Empire Technology Development Llc

05/25/17 / #20170148522

Rank determination

Technologies are generally provided for methods and circuitry to rank a large number of cells in a timeframe of about one sense cycle. In some examples, an architecture may be implemented to rank memory cells such as volatile memories, non-volatile memories, and other types of data storage devices, where there... Empire Technology Development Llc

05/18/17 / #20170135637

Real-time glucose monitoring

Embodiments pertaining to techniques of real-time glucose monitoring in tears are provided. In some examples, a device may include a plug and a sensor. The plug may be adapted for placement in a lacrimal punctum of an eyelid of a subject. The sensor may be associated with a head of... Empire Technology Development Llc

05/11/17 / #20170132144

Energy-efficient dynamic dram cache sizing

Techniques described herein generally include methods and systems related to dynamic cache-sizing used to reduce the energy consumption of a DRAM cache in a chip multiprocessor. Dynamic cache sizing may be performed by adjusting the refresh interval of a DRAM cache or by combining way power-gating of the DRAM cache... Empire Technology Development Llc

05/11/17 / #20170135257

Apparatus, methods, and systems for removing components from a circuit board

A detachment apparatus for detaching at least one component (120) from a circuit board (125) can include a shaft (105) configured to rotate about a central axis, at least one lever (110) having a first end and a second end, the lever being attached to the shaft at the first... Empire Technology Development Llc

05/04/17 / #20170119439

Orthopedic stiffening device

A stiffening device useful for orthopedic stabilization assemblies. The present disclosure provides an apparatus and methods for stiffening the rods and screws typically used for correction of orthopedic defects, such as curvature of the spine. An out-of-plane stiffener is attached to the rods and screws in a plurality of locations,... Empire Technology Development Llc

05/04/17 / #20170123775

Compilation of application into multiple instruction sets for a heterogeneous processor

Techniques generally described are related to a method to compile code for a heterogeneous multi-core processor that includes a first core and a second core. The method may include receiving, by a multi-core compilation system, a set of source code that includes a plurality of code segments, wherein the multi-core... Empire Technology Development Llc

05/04/17 / #20170124367

Alignment markers to facilitate detection of object orientation and deformation

Technologies are generally described for use of orientation markers to determine object orientation and/or deformation. In some examples, an orientation marker for a physical object may include an alignment structure and encode information about the alignment structure. For example, the orientation marker may encode the size of the alignment structure,... Empire Technology Development Llc

05/04/17 / #20170124692

3d object rotation-based mechanical parts selection through 2d image processing

Technologies are generally described for 3D object recognition through 2D image processing based on white balancing and object-rotation in machine vision systems. According to some examples, image recognition of an object captured with a camera under insufficient lighting may be achieved through white balancing. Processing cost reduction may be achieved... Empire Technology Development Llc

04/27/17 / #20170115745

Shape-changing keyboard

In some examples, a shape-changing keyboard includes a first segment, a second segment, and a dynamic adjustment assembly. The dynamic adjustment assembly may be coupled between the first and second segments. The dynamic adjustment assembly may be configured to change the shape-changing keyboard from a first state to a second... Empire Technology Development Llc

04/27/17 / #20170116000

Distributed user interfaces as a service

Technologies are generally described to send distributed user interface elements to a customer. In some examples, a virtualization server may receive an application to be provided to a customer. The visualization server may separate the application into multiple user interface elements and encapsulate each user interface element with virtualization components... Empire Technology Development Llc

04/27/17 / #20170116058

Increased refresh interval and energy efficiency in a dram

Techniques described herein generally include methods and systems related to designing and operating a DRAM device that has significantly reduced refresh energy use. A method for designing a DRAM optimizes or otherwise improves the DRAM for energy efficiency based on a measured or predicted failure probability of memory cells in... Empire Technology Development Llc

04/27/17 / #20170117712

Energy flow controller

Technologies effective to control a distribution of energy from an energy source to a first device and to a second device are generally described. In some examples, a controller may receive first device data and second device data, from the first device and the second device, respectively. The first device... Empire Technology Development Llc








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