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Precoding data based on forwarded channel condition information

Examples are disclosed for forwarding channel condition information for a wireless communication channel and precoding data to be transmitted over the wireless communication channel based on the forwarded channel condition information.. . ... Empi Inc

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. ... Empi Inc

Traffic flow model to provide traffic flow information

Examples of maintaining or querying a traffic database to generate a traffic flow model to provide traffic flow information and determine a per-lane route for a vehicle to travel are disclosed.. . ... Empi Inc

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.. . ... Empi Inc

Autonomous, non-interactive, context-based services for cellular phone

Examples include autonomously authenticating a financial transaction, on behalf of the user, without interacting with the user, via wireless communication link. In various embodiments, the user's cellular phone may be configured to process a message that provides at least partial service context and autonomously authenticate the financial transaction.. ... Empi Inc

Beacon implementation

Technologies are generally described for a beacon implementation scheme. In some example, a method performed under control of a server may include receiving, from a plurality of mobile devices over a period of time, location information that identifies a point of interest; determining a number of times that location information identifying the point of interest has been received from one or more of the plurality of mobile devices; and implementing a beacon based on the number of times that location information identifying the point of interest has been received.. ... Empi Inc

Machine recognizable pattern generation

When the intensity of visible light is properly modulated, the difference between the modulated visible light and the original visible light is not noticeable to human eyes but detectable to electronic devices. Thus, the modulated visible light may be utilized to form patterns that are only recognizable to electronic devices but not to human eyes.. ... Empi Inc

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.. . ... Empi Inc

Wireless signal identification

Technologies are generally described for identifying whether a propagation path between a mobile device and an access point is line-of-sight. In some examples, a method performed under control of a mobile device may include receiving, from an access point, a first signal transmitted at a first frequency band; receiving, from the access point, a second signal transmitted at a second frequency band; measuring a difference value between propagation properties of the first signal and the second signal; and identifying whether a propagation path between the mobile device and the access point is line-of-sight or non-line-of-sight based at least in part on the difference value.. ... Empi Inc

Systems and methods for forming three dimensional objects

The present technology provides a three-dimensional (3d) printing system for forming 3d objects. The system includes a base plate, a first nozzle, a second nozzle, and a curing agent. ... Empi Inc

Systems and methods for wireless pairing and communication for electro-stimulation

The disclosure herein is directed toward systems and methods for pairing two or more devices into a wireless network and transferring data between two or more electro-stimulation devices. Specifically, the systems and methods disclosed herein may include pairing two or more devices into a network configuration using, in part, a pairing device to distinctly identify the devices to be paired and to pair the identified devices into a network. ... Empi Inc

Diverticulum inverting device

Minimally invasive endoscopic and laparoscopic devices and methods for inverting and closing a diverticulum. Devices can include a closing component such as a loop, a clip, or a suture that can allow the diverticulum to be removed or to slough off after necrosis.. ... Empi Inc

Display assembly for relevant messaging for gaming apparatus and methods therefor

Embodiments disclosed herein concern messaging for gaming apparatus. Gaming apparatus that are operated by dealers can also be controlled, managed, monitored or enhanced by an electronic control system. ... Empi Inc

Personalized image-based guidance for energy-based therapeutic devices

Systems and methods are provided for determining the placement of energy-delivery nodes of an energy-based therapeutic device. In one aspect, recommended placement locations are customized by analyzing an image or video of the user and may be superimposed on an image corresponding to an affected body part.. ... Empi Inc

06/21/18 / #20180176817

Data throughput control in a mobile wireless communication environment

Techniques generally described are related to a method to adjust data transmission from a core network to a base station. The method may include measuring, by the base station, a first air-interface data rate for transmission of mobile data to a mobile device during a first transmission period. ... Empi Inc

06/21/18 / #20180172511

Concurrent activation of multiple illumination sources for sample analysis

Technologies are generally described for concurrent activation of multiple illumination sources to analyze a sample. A controller may be configured to activate the illumination sources substantially simultaneously, where a current or voltage of each activated illumination source is modulated at a different frequency by respective circuit drivers of the controller. ... Empi Inc

06/07/18 / #20180160465

Mobile peer-to-peer content sharing method and system

Embodiments of the disclosure set forth methods for sharing data in a wireless network. Some example methods include storing in a database a content related information associated with a first mobile device, receiving a request for the content related information from a second mobile device, searching the database for the content related information, and transmitting a search result to the second mobile device to enable the transfer of content between the first mobile device and the second mobile device.. ... Empi Inc

05/24/18 / #20180146337

Location-transmitting device for determining location of a wireless communication device

In a wireless, communication device, an example method of transmitting location data for a location of the wireless communication device includes using a short-range radio communication protocol to receive, without prior interrogation, radio signals from any nearby autonomously transmitting radio-transmitting device, detecting the location data in a radio signal from a nearby autonomously transmitting radio-transmitting device, wherein the radio signal is the strongest radio signal that includes location data, measuring a received signal level of the radio signal from the autonomously transmitting radio-transmitting device, and transmitting the location data and the received signal level of the radio signal to a third party.. . ... Empi Inc

05/10/18 / #20180132231

Hybrid fdd/tdd wireless network

Technologies and implementations for wireless communication in a wireless network including transmitting downlink information on a first frequency channel to frequency division duplexing (fdd) user equipments (ues), transmitting downlink information on a second frequency channel during downlink portions of time domain duplex (tdd) frame periods of the second frequency channel to tdd ues, wherein the second frequency channel is the same as the frequency channel on which the fdd ues are configured to transmit, and controlling uplink transmissions from the fdd ues to occur only during uplink portions of tdd frame periods of the second frequency channel.. . ... Empi Inc

05/10/18 / #20180132187

Task management across low-power wireless communications

Technologies related to task management across low-power wireless communications are generally described. In some examples, proximal devices in range of low-power wireless communications may cooperate to allow one or more of the proximal devices to suspend task operations, while one or more of the proximal devices manage the task operations. ... Empi Inc

05/10/18 / #20180131698

Secure data access

Technologies are generally disclosed for methods and systems for providing secure document storage and retrieval services. In an example embodiment, a method includes receiving an exclusive address at which to send secure links, receiving a request to store a document, storing the document with a remote storage service, receiving location information from the remote storage service, transmitting the location information at which the document is stored to the exclusive address, and updating the location information dynamically.. ... Empi Inc

05/10/18 / #20180125556

Sacral tether anchor and methods of use

A system for restricting flexion of a spinal segment in a patient comprises a constraint device having a tether structure and a compliance member coupled with the tether structure. The tether structure is adapted to be coupled with a superior spinous process and a sacrum. ... Empi Inc

05/03/18 / #20180124498

Techniques for generating audio signals

Techniques described herein generally relate to generating an audio signal with a speaker. In some examples, a speaker device is described that includes a membrane and a shutter. ... Empi Inc

05/03/18 / #20180121941

Telemetrics based location and tracking

A population activity mapping method may include detecting a plurality of wireless mobile devices within a geographic region. Individual wireless mobile devices may include a processor, a user interface, a transmitter and a receiver. ... Empi Inc

05/03/18 / #20180118645

Multi-functional phenolic resins

Disclosed herein are compositions and methods of making phenolic compounds and phenolic resins. The resins include multifunctional epoxies, amino glycidyl derivatives, alkanoate derivatives, alkyl ether derivatives, and multi-functional amines prepared from hydroxymethyl derivatives of novolac resin.. ... Empi Inc

04/19/18 / #20180108040

Media content provision

Technologies are generally described for a media content provision scheme. In some examples, a method to provide audience-centric content may include identifying a targeted user from among one or more users proximate to an electronic device based, at least in part, on information regarding previous media selections by each of the one or more users; and providing the one or more users with media content directed to the targeted user.. ... Empi Inc

04/19/18 / #20180107275

Detecting facial expressions

Embodiments pertaining to techniques of detection of facial expressions are provided. In one aspect, a method may obtain information related to a facial expression of a user. ... Empi Inc

04/12/18 / #20180101699

Locative social networking using a mobile device

Technologies are generally described for providing a locative social networking service utilizing wireless access point. In some examples, a method performed under control of a mobile device may include connecting to a wireless local area network, finding at least one other mobile device connected to the wireless local area network and satisfying a predetermined condition, and for each found mobile device, requesting a public user profile associated with the found mobile device, in response to the request, receiving the public user profile associated with the found mobile device, and for each found mobile device from which an associated public user profile is received, transmitting to the found mobile device a public user profile associated with the mobile device.. ... Empi Inc

04/12/18 / #20180101461

Tracking core-level instruction set capabilities in a chip multiprocessor

Techniques described herein generally relate to a task management system for a chip multiprocessor having multiple processor cores. The task management system tracks the changing instruction set capabilities of each processor core and selects processor cores for use based on the tracked capabilities. ... Empi Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091990

Apparatus, mobile terminal, and method to estimate quality of experience of application

A method of notifying estimated qoes (quality of experiences) for applications between a. Mobile terminal and a plurality of application servers that provide services of the applications, may measure first qoes for the applications between the apparatus and the mobile terminal, measure second qoes for the applications between the apparatus and the application server, estimate the estimated qoes for the applications, based on the first and second qoes for the applications, and notify the estimated qoes to the mobile terminal.. ... Empi Inc

03/22/18 / #20180084027

Media file synchronization

The description generally relates to a system designed to synchronize the rendering of a media file between a master device and a sister device. The system is designed so that a media file is simultaneously rendered on a master device and a sister device beginning from identical temporal starting points.. ... Empi Inc

03/22/18 / #20180078480

Methods and compositions for dag mitigation

Technologies are described for methods and compounds for mitigating dag on hair. The method comprises applying a compound having at least one hydrophobic component and at least two reactive functional components to the hair and applying a binder to the hair. ... Empi Inc

03/22/18 / #20180077899

Methods and compositions for dag mitigation

Technologies are described for methods and compounds for mitigating dag on hair. The method comprises applying a monofunctional compound comprising a hydrophobic tail and a reactive head to the hair and applying a difunctional compound to the hair. ... Empi Inc

03/15/18 / #20180077266

Scene-based variable compression

Technology is disclosed for enabling scene-based variable compression (“the technology”). In some embodiments, the technology can receive an indication of a compression level for a first content type, wherein the compression level specifies a tolerance level for lossy compression; receive a request for content, the content having at least two portions, wherein a first portion has first content of the first content type and the second portion has second content of a second content type, a first compression method associated with the indicated compression level and a second compression method associated with a different compression level. ... Empi Inc

03/15/18 / #20180077003

User profile-based wireless device system level management

Techniques for user profile-based system level management (slm) and creation of system level agreements of a wireless device are generally disclosed. In some examples, a predictor may be provided to predict a future task to be performed by a wireless device, including resource requirements, based at least in part on a profile of a user and at least one of a profile of a communication partner the user, an operational recommendation, a performance model or a current state. ... Empi Inc

03/15/18 / #20180075487

Advertisement management

Technologies are generally described for an advertisement management scheme. In some examples, a method performed under control of an electronic device may include counting a number of users proximate to the electronic device; adjusting at least one attribute associated with an advertisement based at least in part on the counted number of users; and providing the users with the advertisement for which the at least one attribute has been adjusted.. ... Empi Inc

03/15/18 / #20180075226

Automatic log-in function control

Technologies are generally described for an automatic log-in function control scheme. In some examples, a method performed under control of an end device may include detecting, from the end device, input of one or more passcodes to access the end device; determining that a user of the end device is not an authorized user based at least in part on a detected behavioral pattern in connection with the input of the one or more passcodes; and disabling an automatic log-in function of at least one application that is hosted on the end device.. ... Empi Inc

03/15/18 / #20180074193

Vehicle detection

In some examples, vehicle detection includes detecting a target vehicle that has at least one designated attribute, confirming that the detected target vehicle is within an unobstructed or partially obstructed line of sight of the first object, and confirming that the target vehicle has been detected within the unobstructed or partially obstructed line of sight of the first object.. . ... Empi Inc

03/08/18 / #20180064472

Methods and systems for laterally stabilized constraint of spinous processes

A spinal implant for limiting flexion of the spine includes a tether structure for encircling adjacent spinal processes. Usually, a pair of compliance members will be provided as part of the tether structure for elastically limiting flexion while permitting an extension. ... Empi Inc

03/08/18 / #20180064392

Detection of foot edema through in-shoe pressure sensors

Technologies are generally described for detection of foot edema through in-shoe pressure sensors and analysis of detected pressure values. Multiple pressure sensors may be employed in contact with a foot. ... Empi Inc

03/01/18 / #20180062839

Mobile security using context patterns

Examples of methods, systems, products, devices, and/or apparatus generally related to mobile security are described. An example method may include capturing a context pattern of a user device. ... Empi Inc

03/01/18 / #20180060296

Personal assistant context building

Technologies related to personal assistant context building are generally described. In some examples, network service communications, such as network traffic resulting from the use of mobile applications or “apps” on a mobile device, may be captured, parsed, and included in personal assistant context databases for use in configuring automated personal assistant user interaction operations. ... Empi Inc

02/08/18 / #20180039522

Composite task processor

Technologies are generally described for systems, devices and methods effective to process a composite task to be applied to an ontology. In some examples, the methods may include a processor receiving a composite task. ... Empi Inc

02/01/18 / #20180033451

Identification by sound data

Technologies are generally described for systems, devices and methods effective to identify an individual. In some examples, a microphone may receive sound data such as sound that may be present in a mall. ... Empi Inc

02/01/18 / #20180032157

Shape changing device

In some examples, a device to facilitate prevention or alleviation of a repetitive motion disorder may include a physical interface and a motor. The physical interface may include a size, a shape, an orientation, and a position. ... Empi Inc

02/01/18 / #20180029787

Fruit in a bubble wrap mat

A package for compartmentalized preservation of harvested fruit or vegetables and methods are disclosed. The package may include a first flexible polymer film, comprising integral molded or vacuum formed cups configured to hold a fruit or vegetable, wherein the integral molded or vacuum formed cups can be collapsed into a plane of the first polymer film or extended from the first polymer film; and a second flexible polymer film configured to overlay the first polymer film. ... Empi Inc

02/01/18 / #20180029665

Adjustable rear wheel hood brake/stop system for free style kick scooters

An adjustable rear wheel hood system has a movable hood, so to be longitudinally adjusted to accommodate shrinking wheels (due to wear), or other requirements. A longitudinal slot is aligned between the rear wheel hood and the deck, and after adjusting the hood-to-rear wheel separation to a desired amount, the hood is secured to the deck via a shaped protuberance and securing mechanism, preventing lateral movement of the hood.. ... Empi Inc

01/25/18 / #20180023334

Actuator activation based on sensed user characteristics

Technologies are generally described for activation of actuators based on sensed user characteristics, such as orientation. In some examples, an access control system may be configured to activate an actuator upon determining that an activation device is both in proximity to and has a similar orientation to the actuator. ... Empi Inc

01/11/18 / #20180011785

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. ... Empi Inc

01/04/18 / #20180007195

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.. . ... Empi Inc

01/04/18 / #20180006933

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, the switching tree network portion includes second tier nodes each having a single wireless link to one first tier node and at least one wireless link to one third tier node, and third tier nodes each having a single wireless link to one second tier node. The second tier and the third tier nodes execute switching rules for switching packets,. ... Empi Inc

01/04/18 / #20180002085

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.. . ... Empi Inc

01/04/18 / #20180001869

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. ... Empi Inc

01/04/18 / #20180000361

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. ... Empi Inc

12/28/17 / #20170372383

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 predict user experience related to the devices based at least in part on the telemetry data, the user ids, and the information from the social media.. ... Empi Inc

12/21/17 / #20170361106

Methods and systems for reducing interference in stimulation treatment

Systems and methods are provided for reducing stimulation interference between two stimulation modules positioned on a user's body, which may be used in stimulation systems without a central treatment controller. Systems and methods are also provided for stimulation treatment using multiple independent stimulators wirelessly managed by a remote management device.. ... Empi Inc

12/14/17 / #20170357328

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 predefined path. ... Empi Inc

12/14/17 / #20170355271

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. ... Empi Inc

12/07/17 / #20170352364

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 may be further configured to adjust the dynamic volume level based on the feedback provided by the secondary transceiver device.. ... Empi Inc

12/07/17 / #20170347886

Personal emergency response (per) system

A system includes one or more sensors to detect activities of a mobile object; and a processor coupled to the sensor and the wireless transceiver to classify sequences of motions into groups of similar postures each represented by a model and to apply the models to identify an activity of the object.. . ... Empi Inc

11/30/17 / #20170346893

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.. . ... Empi Inc

11/23/17 / #20170339100

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 data communications with the second device via the communication network; re-setting an event counter; detecting a first occurrence of an event associated with the first device; counting, by the event counter, occurrences of the detected event; determining that the counted number of occurrences reaches a threshold value; and generating a new device address for the first device.. ... Empi Inc

11/16/17 / #20170326453

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.. . ... Empi Inc

11/09/17 / #20170322633

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 a depth camera, positioned behind the display screen, that is configured to obtain depth image information of one or more objects in front of the display screen when at least portions of the one or more pixels are rendered transparent.. . ... Empi Inc

11/09/17 / #20170319962

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 on a calculated degree of closeness between the first character and the second character; and controlling a display definition of the first character based at least in part on the calculated lod.. ... Empi Inc

11/09/17 / #20170319955

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 second device and responsive to the received request, transmitting second data to the second device, the second data being associated with a second interaction with the online game, the second interaction related to first interaction but being different from the first interaction.. . ... Empi Inc

11/09/17 / #20170319859

Systems and methods for wireless control of noninvasive electrotherapy

Methods and devices for providing noninvasive electrotherapy and electrical stimulation are described herein. In one aspect, a device for noninvasive electrotherapy includes wireless communication circuitry configured to receive pulse generation control signals wirelessly transmitted from a computing device. ... Empi Inc

10/26/17 / #20170308434

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. ... Empi Inc

10/26/17 / #20170308272

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 start or install the identified applications. ... Empi Inc

10/12/17 / #20170295323

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 a scanning assembly, and the transmitted light from the light source can reach the detector array. In some embodiments, the light source is a collimated light source, and only the directly transmitted light may reach the detector array. ... Empi Inc

10/12/17 / #20170295251

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. ... Empi Inc

10/12/17 / #20170292214

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 energy emitters disposed on the first inner surface, and removing the cleaning solution from the cleaning cavity by creating a negative pressure in the cleaning cavity relative to atmospheric pressure, so that the first inner surface and the second inner surface are displaced toward each other.. ... Empi Inc

10/12/17 / #20170291327

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 in the surface portion. ... Empi Inc

10/12/17 / #20170290762

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. ... Empi Inc

10/12/17 / #20170290292

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. ... Empi Inc

10/05/17 / #20170289239

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 to establish a delegation session on the delegated computing device. ... Empi Inc

10/05/17 / #20170286659

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. ... Empi Inc

09/28/17 / #20170276500

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 or group as a whole. ... Empi Inc

09/28/17 / #20170273319

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.. ... Empi Inc

09/21/17 / #20170272967

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 the first mobile device and a second mobile device is less than a value, and sending an instruction to the first mobile device to become a part of a communication network such that the first mobile device can send data directly to the second mobile device without involving the stationary device.. ... Empi Inc

09/21/17 / #20170270641

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.. . ... Empi Inc

09/21/17 / #20170270039

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.. . ... Empi Inc

09/21/17 / #20170269841

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. ... Empi Inc

09/21/17 / #20170267543

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 include heating the frozen transition metal dichalcogenide to form a transition metal dichalcogenide aerogel,. ... Empi Inc

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. ... Empi Inc

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. ... Empi Inc

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 temporary state when a stimulus is provided. ... Empi Inc

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. ... Empi Inc

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 the meat. ... Empi Inc

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 determining indicates that the number of the at least one wi-fi access point does not satisfy the predetermined condition; and transmitting the probe request with the adjusted signal transmission power.. . ... Empi Inc

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. ... Empi Inc

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 from map data to screen content for which a game plot can be executed across appropriate areas and transitions or other physical requirements. ... Empi Inc

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. ... Empi Inc

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 request for the remote driving assistance service, from a vehicle within the predetermined range of the sensor, the control center may generate and transmit remote driving commands to the vehicle.. ... Empi Inc

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 of the gemstone in response to the illumination. ... Empi Inc

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. ... Empi Inc

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.. ... Empi Inc

08/17/17 / #20170235125

Reflective roof

Technologies and implementations for reflective roofs are generally disclosed.. . ... Empi Inc

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. ... Empi Inc

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.. ... Empi Inc

08/17/17 / #20170231668

Surgical tether apparatus and methods of use

A spinal treatment system includes a constraint device having an upper tether portion, a lower tether portion and a compliance member coupled therebetween. The upper tether portion is coupled with a superior spinous process of a spinal segment in a patient and the lower tether portion is coupled with an inferior spinous process or sacrum of the spinal segment. ... Empi Inc

08/17/17 / #20170231667

Methods and systems for laterally stabilized constraint of spinous processes

A spinal implant for limiting flexion of the spine includes a tether structure for encircling adjacent spinal processes. Usually, a pair of compliance members will be provided as part of the tether structure for elastically limiting flexion while permitting an extension. ... Empi Inc

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 core. ... Empi Inc

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 memory and group the bits into different bins based on the measured average and variation. ... Empi Inc

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. ... Empi Inc

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 to a downlink resource pool, an uplink resource pool, or a shared resource pool. ... Empi Inc

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. ... Empi Inc

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. ... Empi Inc

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. ... Empi Inc

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. ... Empi Inc

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. ... Empi Inc

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 on the electronic device; gathering second information on or from one or more devices nearby the electronic device in response to a content list creation event on the electronic device; calculating a similarity between the first information and the second information; and generating a content list based at least in part on the similarity between the first information and the second information.. ... Empi Inc

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. ... Empi Inc

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. ... Empi Inc

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. ... Empi Inc

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. ... Empi Inc

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 transmitter, based at least in part on the secret decryption key corresponding to the transmitter and the system parameter; receiving, from the server, a public encryption key corresponding to a receiver; enciphering a message into a first ciphertext, based at least in part on the public encryption key corresponding to the receiver and the secret decryption key corresponding to the transmitter; and transmitting, to a data processing device, a request to process the message by processing the first ciphertext that corresponds to the message into a second ciphertext without deciphering the first ciphertext.. ... Empi Inc

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. ... Empi Inc

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 elements like volume control, display controls, user input, and comparable ones. ... Empi Inc

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 at ambient conditions.. ... Empi Inc

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 in part on the received connection information after the sender device is disconnected from the first apparatus.. . ... Empi Inc

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. ... Empi Inc

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 from the another device, execute the validating code, output a self-validating result of executing the validating code, verify pairing with the another device, and generate a secret key to ensure a private exchange of data between the mutually proximate, paired, and validated device and another device.. . ... Empi Inc

07/06/17 / #20170195263

Real-time targeted messages

Technologies and implementations for providing real-time targeted messages are generally disclosed.. . ... Empi Inc

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. ... Empi Inc

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. ... Empi Inc

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. ... Empi Inc

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 micro ue and the macro cell. The base station may be configured to assign a first cell id to the macro cell and other cell ids that have a mathematical distinction from the first cell id to the micro cells.. ... Empi Inc

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. ... Empi Inc

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; and a switch controller coupled to the switch and configured to: determine whether the electronic device is in a safety mode or in a normal mode, and control an operation of the switch, based on the determination. ... Empi Inc

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 the first device, receiving, from the second device, a response of connecting to the first device, configuring an ad-hoc network group including the first device and the second device based, at least in part, on a network load of the first device and a network load of the second device, and providing a wireless local area network to the second device included in the ad-hoc network group.. ... Empi Inc

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 respect to the second electronic device. The method may also include operating the first electronic device while the first and second electronic devices share a secure communication connection that is based on a first numerical value and a second numerical value. ... Empi Inc

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. ... Empi Inc

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. ... Empi Inc

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. ... Empi Inc

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. ... Empi Inc

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 determined to be associated with a first entity. ... Empi Inc

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. ... Empi Inc

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. ... Empi Inc

06/08/17 / #20170156973

Systems and methods for modulating pressure wave therapy

A processor-controlled, energy-based therapy apparatus includes a device configured to provide therapeutic energy to a patient and a processor that controls the output of the device. The output of the device is based on output profiles programmed into the processor. ... Empi Inc

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 to devices in a user information database. ... Empi Inc

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. ... Empi Inc

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. ... Empi Inc

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 end, and a hook (115) attached to the second end of the lever. Rotation of the shaft causes the hook to come into contact with the component on the circuit board, and the hook is configured to separate the component from the circuit board.. ... Empi Inc

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 with adjusting the refresh interval.. ... Empi Inc

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. ... Empi Inc

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. ... Empi Inc

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 compilation system is configured to compile the set of source code and generate an executable program that is executable by the heterogeneous multi-core processor. ... Empi Inc

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. ... Empi Inc

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. ... Empi Inc








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