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Geo-fence valuation system

Disclosed, is a geo-fence valuation system to: access usage data at a server system, the usage data collected from a set of client devices located within a geo-fenced area, and wherein the usage data comprises data objects, wherein each data object includes at least a device identifier of a source device of the usage data, and location data; identify one or more data types of the location data, wherein the data types indicate a level of precision of the location data; determine a geodensity of the geo-fenced area based on the usage data, wherein the geodensity indicates at least a number of client devices located within the geo-fenced area; and augments the geodensity of the geo-fence based on the one or more data types of the location data.. . ... Snap Inc

Method and system for displaying vehicle service information based on ordered group of information set identifiers

Methods and systems for displaying information sets in determined orders are described. The information sets comprise vehicle service information. ... Snap Inc

Component with improved heat dissipation

In a component with component structures generating dissipation heat, it is proposed to apply on an active side of the substrate a heat-conducting means to the back side of the component substrate, which has a second thermal conductivity coefficient αls, which is substantially higher than the first thermal conductivity coefficient αs of the substrate. The heat dissipation then succeeds via the heat-conducting means and via connecting means which connect the substrate to a carrier.. ... Snap Inc

Methods and systems for increasing the efficiency of a remote wrench

Methods and systems for increasing the efficiency of a remote wrench. The remote wrench can include a flexible plate within the tool housing or as part of the housing that is more flexible than the rigid housing in conventional remote wrenches that has been shown to limit efficiency. ... Snap Inc

Content-based client side video transcoding

Among other things, embodiments of the present disclosure improve the functionality of electronic messaging and imaging software and systems by automating the client-side transcoding of video data based on content. For example, an appropriate transcoding configuration can be selected for video data having complex motion or textures. ... Snap Inc

Three-dimensional interaction system

Among other things, embodiments of the present disclosure improve the functionality of computer imaging software and systems by facilitating the manipulation of virtual content displayed in conjunction with images of real-world objects and environments. Embodiments of the present disclosure allow virtual objects to be moved relative to a real-world environment and manipulated in other ways.. ... Snap Inc

Remote wrench handle and accessories

Handles and other accessories for a remote or extension wrench that assists the user better control and maneuver the remote wrench relative to a work piece. For example, the remote wrench housing can include a handle that is coupled to the remote wrench. ... Snap Inc

Customized contextual media content item generation

Among other things, embodiments of the present disclosure improve the functionality of electronic messaging and imaging software and systems by determining topics of electronic communications between users and generating customized media content items based on such topics. The media content can be generated for a variety of topics and shared with other users. ... Snap Inc

Systems and methods of configuring vehicle service tools associated with display device based on operating condition of vehicle

Systems and methods for augmenting measurements with automotive repair information are described herein. A method may include a server storing a plurality of service scenarios defined for at least one display device. ... Snap Inc

Contextual generation and selection of customized media content

Among other things, embodiments of the present disclosure improve the functionality of electronic messaging software and systems by generating and selecting customized media content items (such as images) with avatars of different users within electronic messages based on the context of communications between the users. For example, users of different mobile computing devices can exchange electronic communications with each other, and the system can analyze these communications to present options for media content items containing the users' avatars based on content in the communications, actions or events taken by or involving the users, or combinations thereof. ... Snap Inc

Surface aware lens

Aspects of the present disclosure involve a system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program, and a method for rendering three-dimensional virtual objects within real world environments. Virtual rendering of a three-dimensional virtual object can be altered appropriately as a user moves around the object in the real world, and the three-dimensional virtual object can exist similarly for multiple users. ... Snap Inc

Multi-stage shock absorbing modular floor tile apparatus

Modular floor tiles and modular floor systems are described herein. A floor tile system includes a modular floor tile and a plurality of resilient support assemblies. ... Snap Inc

Method and tool product of differential heat treatment process

A tool having a relatively ductile working end for engaging workpieces and a relatively hard non-working portion for driving the tool is disclosed, and a process for making same. The tool is formed with the material in a first state, such as by cold-working, and then only the non-working portion is heat treated to a second state. ... Snap Inc

Methods and systems for automatically generating repair orders

A processor may receive, from one or more electronic control units (ecus) of a particular vehicle, vehicle-system data including information about a state of one or more vehicle-systems of the particular vehicle. Also, the processor may receive, from one or more data sources other than the one or more ecus, other input data indicative of a state of the particular vehicle. ... Snap Inc

06/14/18 / #20180164986

Customized user-controlled media overlays

Among other things, embodiments of the present disclosure improve the functionality of electronic messaging and imaging software and systems by enabling users to generate customized media overlays that can he shared with other users. For example, media overlays can be generated by the system and displayed in conjunction with media content (e.g., images and/or video) generated by an image-capturing device (e.g., a digital camera). ... Snap Inc

06/14/18 / #20180164008

Method for loading refrigerant fluid in an air conditioning system

A method for loading refrigerant fluid in a a/c system from an apparatus for recovering and regenerating refrigerant fluid comprises a step of hydraulically connecting the apparatus with the a/c system by a high pressure duct and a low pressure duct and a step of loading refrigerant fluid present into a storage container of the apparatus into the a/c system. The loading step comprises the steps of setting a value q of total amount of refrigerant to load, loading in the a/c system an amount of refrigerant in liquid phase equal to q−x, changing value q with a value q′ depending to the loading speed of the refrigerant in the a/c system. ... Snap Inc

06/07/18 / #20180154712

Pneumatic valve for actuating pedals of a tire changer

A pneumatic valve unit for use in a tire changer for selectively connecting at least one pressure source of the tire changer to at least one operating member of the tire changer upon successive operation of at least one pedal of the tire changer, the pneumatic valve unit comprising a pneumatic valve with a valve housing and a plunger axially slidably received in the valve housing, the plunger being operatively coupled to the pedal and movable between at least two predetermined axial positions upon successive operation of the pedal, and a selection mechanism for selectively connecting the pressure source to the operating member upon successive operation of the pedal, wherein the selection mechanism comprises a selector housing for axially slidably receiving the plunger therein, a cam body comprising a plurality of cam surfaces, a spacer body comprising a plurality of spacer surfaces for acting together with the cam surfaces, and a biasing means for biasing the spacer body towards the cam body.. . ... Snap Inc

06/07/18 / #20180154503

Holding tool

A holding tool for use in holding a first portion of an item, such as a hydraulic coupling, in a static position, while a torque application tool applies torque and rotates a second portion of the item. The holding tool helps reduce twisting of the first portion relative to the second portion when torque is applied. ... Snap Inc

05/31/18 / #20180152400

Processing media content in a messaging system

Systems and methods provide for a server computer to receive a request from a first device for instructions to process media content items, the request including a unique identifier for each of the media content items. The server computer determines a subset of the media content items to be processed by the first device. ... Snap Inc

05/24/18 / #20180145589

Improved tracking

There is disclosed a voltage regulator, including a switching stage, for generating an output voltage, the voltage regulator comprising a feedback path for controlling the switching stage, in which a feedback signal in the feedback path is ramp-compensated, the ramp for the ramp compensation being generated from an output of the switching stage.. . ... Snap Inc

05/24/18 / #20180143748

Smart carousel of image modifiers

Embodiments of the present disclosure relate generally to techniques for automated organization and presentation of user-selectable features within user interfaces. More particularly, but not by way of limitation, the present disclosure addresses systems and methods for presenting and accessing filters within user interfaces displaying media content items.. ... Snap Inc

05/24/18 / #20180141806

Arrangement with a mems device and method of manufacturing

An arrangement and a production method for the arrangement with at least one mems device, which comprises a package that closely encloses the mems device and seals it from ambient influences. The package comprises as sealing a pfpe layer of a perfluoropolyether polymerized with the aid of functional groups.. ... Snap Inc

05/17/18 / #20180138929

Hf circuit and hf module

An hf circuit is specified, by means of which carrier aggregation is possible with a simple design. The circuit comprises a duplexer, a further filter, and two phase shifters, and can be used in an hf module of a mobile wireless device.. ... Snap Inc

05/17/18 / #20180138890

Multiplexer

The multiplexer operates with acoustic waves. The multiplexer comprises an antenna connector (ant) for coupling the multiplexer to at least one antenna, at least one transmission connector (txc), at least one reception connector (rxc), and a common connector (cc). ... Snap Inc

05/17/18 / #20180136491

Heat management for electronic devices

Apparatuses and systems are disclosed and can include a case for eyewear having an eyewear body carrying onboard electronic components that comprise a heat source that generates heat during electrically powered operation is disclosed. The case can hold the eyewear when the eyewear are in a stowed position. ... Snap Inc

05/17/18 / #20180134613

Glass ceramic sintered compact and wiring board

[problem] the aim of the present invention lies in providing a glass ceramic sintered compact in which dielectric loss in a high-frequency region is reduced, without any reduction in sintering density, and also in providing a wiring board employing same. [solution] a glass ceramic sintered compact containing a glass component, a ceramic filler and a composite oxide, characterized in that the glass component is crystallized glass on which is deposited a diopside oxide crystal phase including at least mg, ca and si, and the composite oxide includes at least al and co.. ... Snap Inc

05/17/18 / #20180133878

Compact head body hammer

A compact head body hammer that requires less clearance to operate as compared to conventional hammers. The hammer does not include a secondary tool located on the rear of the hammer, for example, a pry or a wedge. ... Snap Inc

05/10/18 / #20180131878

Selective identification and order of image modifiers

Systems, devices, media, and methods are presented for presentation of modified objects within a video stream. The systems and methods receive a selection at a user interface of a computing device and determine a modifier context based at least in part on the selection and a position within the user interface. ... Snap Inc

05/10/18 / #20180125274

Eating utensil assembly and related methods

An eating utensil assembly may include a first eating utensil that may include a first handle having an opening therein and an eating utensil head coupled to an end of the first handle and having a curved shape. The eating utensil assembly may also include a second eating utensil removably carried by the first eating utensil within the opening in the first handle. ... Snap Inc

05/03/18 / #20180124300

Systems and methods for determining settings for fast video capture and sensor adjustment

Systems, methods, devices, media, and instructions are described for fast video sensor adjustment. In one embodiment, a portable electronic device with image capturing capabilities automatically captures a first plurality of frames upon selection of an input button while sensors of the device are determining camera settings for the environment. ... Snap Inc

05/03/18 / #20180124299

Systems and methods for fast video capture and sensor adjustment

Systems, methods, devices, media, and instructions are described for fast video sensor adjustment. In one embodiment, a portable electronic device with image capturing capabilities automatically captures a first plurality of frames upon selection of an input button while sensors of the device are determining camera settings for the environment. ... Snap Inc

05/03/18 / #20180123564

Cascaded resonator

In a resonator, two interdigital transducers (w1,w2) are electrically series-connected and arranged next to each other in the longitudinal direction within an acoustic track delimited by reflectors. Between the two interdigital transducers, a transition area (ueb) is formed in that the finger period p, which is defined as the distance between the finger centers of adjacent transducer fingers, is higher in comparison to the remaining interdigital transducer.. ... Snap Inc

05/03/18 / #20180121843

Systems and methods for automatically executing workflows of third-party systems

Systems and methods for surfacing contextually relevant data into the workflow of a third party system are discussed herein. The system implements a near-real-time method of detecting activity corresponding to particular electronic health records associated with particular patients in third-party systems using specifically configured software systems. ... Snap Inc

05/03/18 / #20180121762

Neural network for object detection in images

Systems, devices, media, and methods are presented for identifying and categorically labeling objects within a set of images. The systems and methods receive an image depicting an object of interest, detect at least a portion of the object of interest within the image using a multilayer object model, determine context information, and identify the object of interest included in two or more bounding boxes.. ... Snap Inc

05/03/18 / #20180121614

Systems and methods for tracking data across disparate computing systems via a distributed architecture

Systems and methods for surfacing contextually relevant data into the workflow of a third party system are discussed herein. The system implements a near-real-time method of detecting activity corresponding to particular electronic health records associated with particular patients in third-party systems using specifically configured software systems. ... Snap Inc

05/03/18 / #20180121613

Systems and methods for surfacing contextually relevant content into the workflow of a third party system via a cloud-based micro-services architecture

Systems and methods for surfacing contextually relevant data into the workflow of a third party system are discussed herein. The system implements a near-real-time method of detecting activity corresponding to particular electronic health records associated with particular patients in third-party systems using specifically configured software systems. ... Snap Inc

05/03/18 / #20180121612

Systems and methods for automatically detecting electronic access of files and surfacing contextually relevant content in response thereto

Systems and methods for surfacing contextually relevant data into the workflow of a third party system are discussed herein. The system implements a near-real-time method of detecting activity corresponding to particular electronic health records associated with particular patients in third-party systems using specifically configured software systems. ... Snap Inc

05/03/18 / #20180121611

Systems and methods for surfacing contextually relevant content into the workflow of a third party system via a distributed architecture

Systems and methods for surfacing contextually relevant data into the workflow of a third party system are discussed herein. The system implements a near-real-time method of detecting activity corresponding to particular electronic health records associated with particular patients in third-party systems using specifically configured software systems. ... Snap Inc

05/03/18 / #20180121451

Systems and methods for automated local story generation and curation

Systems and methods for automated local story generation and curation are described. In one example embodiment, a server computer receives content from client devices, and processes the content to identify content characteristics. ... Snap Inc

05/03/18 / #20180121450

Systems and methods for automated local story generation and curation

Systems and methods for automated local story generation and curation are described. In one example embodiment, a server computer receives content from client devices, and processes the content to identify content characteristics. ... Snap Inc

04/19/18 / #20180108197

Utilization of work order data in an automated tool control system

An inventory control system is provided for monitoring the removal and replacement of objects stored in the system. The system includes a storage container including a plurality of storage locations for storing objects; a sensing device configured to detect the presence or absence of objects in the storage locations; a display device; and a data processor. ... Snap Inc

04/12/18 / #20180103002

Prioritization of messages within a message collection

In some embodiments, a computer implemented method of processing messages may include receiving priority information from at least one sponsor, the priority information to be used in determining a priority of one or more messages received from a plurality user devices, creating a message collection using a plurality of messages received from the plurality of user devices, and prioritizing at least one message in the message collection according to the received priority information.. . ... Snap Inc

04/12/18 / #20180102606

Circuits and methods for wearable device charging and wired control

Methods and devices for wired charging and communication with a wearable device are described. In one embodiment, a symmetrical contact interface comprises a first contact pad and a second contact pad, and particular wired circuitry is coupled to the first and second contact pads to enable charging as well as receive and transmit communications via the contact pads as part of various device states.. ... Snap Inc

04/12/18 / #20180102605

Circuits and methods for wearable device charging and wired control

Methods and devices for wired charging and communication with a wearable device are described. In one embodiment, a symmetrical contact interface comprises a first contact pad and a second contact pad, and particular wired circuitry is coupled to the first and second contact pad to enable charging as well as receive and transmit communications via the contact pads as part of various device states.. ... Snap Inc

04/12/18 / #20180102011

Monitoring removal and replacement of tools within an inventory control system

An inventory control system is described that includes a tool storage device including a drawer or a tray providing a pallet, wherein the pallet includes storage locations for objects; a sensing device configured to form an image of the storage locations; and a data processor configured to determine presence or absence of the pallet and presence or absence of objects within the storage locations of the pallet using the information from the image.. . ... Snap Inc

04/05/18 / #20180097172

Mems component and method for encapsulating mems components

A mems component includes, on a substrate, component structures, contact areas connected to the component structures, metallic column structures seated on the contact areas, and metallic frame structures surrounding the component structures. A cured resist layer is seated on frame structure and column structures such that a cavity is enclosed between substrate, frame structure and resist layer. ... Snap Inc

04/05/18 / #20180096539

Methods and systems for updating diagnostic and repair information

Methods and systems for updating diagnostic and repair information are disclosed. In an example system, a first request indicative of a vehicle repair issue for a vehicle is received. ... Snap Inc

04/05/18 / #20180095638

System and method for providing an interactive vehicle diagnostic display

A client computing system (ccs) receives a download including (i) an image representative of at least one circuit in a vehicle, the at least one circuit including a first circuit configured for carrying a first signal within the vehicle, and (ii) symbol data associated with at least one symbol, the at least one symbol including a first symbol. After receiving the download, the ccs displays the image and the at least one symbol. ... Snap Inc

04/05/18 / #20180095609

System and method for providing an interactive vehicle diagnostic display

A client computing system (ccs) receives a download including (i) an image representative of a vehicle component, (ii) symbol data associated with a first symbol, (iii) a set of one or more selectable identifiers, and (iv) supplemental information associated with the vehicle component. Each selectable identifier can indicate a respective portion of the supplemental information. ... Snap Inc

04/05/18 / #20180095138

Rechargeable tool and battery status monitoring in an automated tool control system

An automated tool control system provides both inventory control of items stored in the system and monitoring of the charging status of rechargeable inventory items such as tools and batteries stored in the system. For these purposes, the tool control system includes storage locations for storing tools and other inventory items, and the storage locations include at least one storage location located in a charger operative to charge a rechargeable tool, battery, or battery pack disposed therein. ... Snap Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091729

Eyewear device mode indication

An electronics-enabled eyewear device includes a mode indicator comprising a series of light emitters arranged on a forward-facing surface of the eyewear device, for example being provided by a ring of leds arranged peripherally about a camera lens opening in a front surface of an eyewear frame. The mode indicator automatically displays different visual indications corresponding to different modes of operation or states of the eyewear device. ... Snap Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091304

Systems and methods for device pairing with optical codes

Embodiments for device pairing using optical codes are described. One embodiment is a host device with a memory and one or more processors configured to pair the host device with a wearable device. ... Snap Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091303

Systems and methods for device pairing with optical codes

Embodiments for device pairing using optical codes are described. One embodiment is a wearable device with an image sensor configured to capture an image including a first optical code from a first host device. ... Snap Inc

03/29/18 / #20180089904

Image based tracking in augmented reality systems

Systems and methods for image based location estimation are described. In one example embodiment, a first positioning system is used to generate a first position estimate. ... Snap Inc

03/29/18 / #20180088687

Eyewear device input mechanism

An electronics-enabled eyewear device provides a primary command channel and a secondary command channel for receiving user input during untethered wear, one of the command channels providing for tap input detected by motion sensor(s) incorporated in a body of the eyewear device. A predefined tap sequence or pattern can be applied to frame of the device to trigger as device function. ... Snap Inc

03/29/18 / #20180084856

Strap cover device

The present disclosure relates to a device for attaching to a strap of a hat that provides comfort to the wearer of the hat as well as sweat absorbing/wicking properties. The device can include a material piece having a first and second side that is divided into three panels. ... Snap Inc

03/22/18 / #20180083592

Electroacoustic component with improved acoustics

An electro-acoustic component with improved acoustics is specified. The component comprises a rectangular chip whose side edges are rotated relative to the piezoelectric axis.. ... Snap Inc

03/22/18 / #20180078408

Thermal therapy apparel

The present invention is a two-layer garment adapted to receive one or more body parts to provide a user with compression and thermal therapy. The two layers comprise of an inner base layer having a compression fit and an outer mesh layer. ... Snap Inc

03/15/18 / #20180076846

Hf circuit and front-end circuit comprising an hf circuit

The invention relates to an hf circuit, for example for use in front-end circuits, having improved signal quality in carrier aggregation. According to the invention, a signal path between a duplexer and a diplexer comprises a phase shifter.. ... Snap Inc

03/15/18 / #20180075672

Method and system for providing diagnostic filter lists

An example method for outputting a pid filter list (pfl) includes: receiving ro data from one or more ros that indicate particular vehicle identifying information (pvii), at least one symptom identifier, and a particular vehicle component; determining, symptom-to-parameter-identifier (pid) mapping data (md) based on the received ro data and component-to-pid md; determining, based on the set of available pids for the sov and the symptom-to-pid md, a pfl, wherein the pfl is associated with the pvii and the at least one symptom identifier, and wherein the pfl indicates a symptom-based subset of pids from the set of available pids for the sov; receiving, a request sent over a communication network from a display device, wherein the request comprises the pvii and the at least one symptom identifier; and transmitting, over the communication network to the display device, a response to the request, the response comprising the pfl.. . ... Snap Inc

03/15/18 / #20180075671

Method and system for providing diagnostic filter lists

An example method for outputting a pid filter list (pfl) includes: receiving ro data from one or more ros that indicate particular vehicle identifying information (pvii), at least one symptom identifier, and a particular vehicle component; determining, symptom-to-parameter-identifier (pid) mapping data (md) based on the received ro data and component-to-pid md; determining, based on the set of available pids for the sov and the symptom-to-pid md, a pfl, wherein the pfl is associated with the pvii and the at least one symptom identifier, and wherein the pfl indicates a symptom-based subset of pids from the set of available pids for the sov; receiving, a request sent over a communication network from a display device, wherein the request comprises the pvii and the at least one symptom identifier; and transmitting, over the communication network to the display device, a response to the request, the response comprising the pfl.. . ... Snap Inc

03/15/18 / #20180075651

Automated three dimensional model generation

In various example embodiments, a system and methods are presented for generation and manipulation of three dimensional (3d) models. The system and methods cause presentation of an interface frame encompassing a field of view of an image capture device. ... Snap Inc

03/15/18 / #20180075292

Emotion recognition in video conferencing

Methods and systems for videoconferencing include recognition of emotions related to one videoconference participant such as a customer. This ultimately enables another videoconference participant, such as a service provider or supervisor, to handle angry, annoyed, or distressed customers. ... Snap Inc

03/15/18 / #20180074343

Heat sink configuration for wearable electronic device

Apparatuses, systems for electronic wearable devices such as smart glasses are described. According to one embodiment, the wearable device can include an eyewear body, onboard electronic components, and a core wire. ... Snap Inc

03/15/18 / #20180073889

Methods and systems foe electronic device interactions

Methods and systems provide for interactions by one or more mobile computing devices, for example, smartphones (cellular and network linked), smart bands, smart watches, augmented and virtual reality headsets, which alone or in combination form mobile computing device systems, through localization, mapping of points of interest (pois), pointing, selection, engagement and control of controllable electronic devices.. . ... Snap Inc

03/15/18 / #20180073788

Device for separating oil from a refrigerant fluid

A device (100) for separation of oil particles by a coolant for air conditioning systems comprises a hollow container body (110) and an inlet (111) arranged to let enter the hollow container body (110) a coolant with oil particles, mainly in liquid phase and having a temperature ti. The device (100) also comprises an outlet (112) located at the top wall and arranged to cause regenerated coolant in vapor phase to exit from the hollow container body (110). ... Snap Inc

03/08/18 / #20180068279

Methods and systems for clustering of repair orders based on multiple repair indicators

A processor may determine that a first repair order (ro) of an existing cluster of ros (e.g. Corresponding to first and second vehicle symptoms and to first and second corrective actions) refers to a first vehicle related to a set of vehicles. ... Snap Inc

03/08/18 / #20180066448

Integrated snap together fence system

A snap together tubing system having a plurality of molded plastic members which function to provide the posts and nails of a fence and are configured to be assembled with connectors formed of molded plastic to attach the nails to the posts by snapping them together. A flat sheet backer board is affixed or fastened to the to the tubing system to create a wall.. ... Snap Inc

03/08/18 / #20180065237

Method of calibrating torque using peak hold measurement on an electronic torque wrench

The present disclosure relates to an electronic torque tool, a calibration fixture, and a method for calibrating the electronic torque tool. The calibration includes applying a torque to the torque wrench and releasing the applied torque once the applied torque reaches a full scale calibration torque. ... Snap Inc

03/01/18 / #20180062610

Electro-acoustic transducer and electro-acoustic component comprising an electro-acoustic transducer

An electro-acoustic transducer and an electro-acoustic component including an electro-acoustic transducer are disclosed. In an embodiment the transducer includes a first and a second bus bar, a plurality of electrode fingers and a plurality of two or more sub tracks, wherein each electrode finger is electrically connected to one of the bus bars, wherein each sub track extends along a longitudinal direction, wherein all sub tracks are arranged one next to another in a transversal direction, wherein at least a first of the sub tracks includes segments of the electrode fingers and has an associated sub track with segments of the electrode fingers, wherein the segments of the electrode fingers of the first sub track are shifted by a distance s=λ/2 along the longitudinal direction relative to the segments of the electrode fingers of the associated sub track, and wherein λ is an acoustic wavelength.. ... Snap Inc

03/01/18 / #20180060144

Control methods for mobile electronic devices in distributed environments

The present invention provides methods and systems for controlling electronic devices through digital signal processor (dsp) and handler control logic. Dsps and handlers are connected by at least one signal adapter, with each signal adapter making use of partial dsp functionalities, and at least one device sensor. ... Snap Inc

02/22/18 / #20180054886

Cased electrical component

The invention relates to a cased electrical component comprising a carrier substrate (10), a spring device (20), which is arranged on the carrier substrate (10), a chip (30), which on a first side (31) of the chip is coupled to the spring device (20), and a cover element (100), which is arranged on the carrier substrate (10). The cover element (100) is arranged over the chip (20) such that the cover element (100) is in contact with the chip (30) at least on a second side (32) of the chip, which is different from the first side. ... Snap Inc

02/22/18 / #20180053320

Vehicle wheel alignment methods and systems

A wheel alignment system includes a side-to-side reference including an active reference pod and a passive reference pod disposed on opposite sides of the vehicle. The active reference pod includes a reference image sensor fixedly attached to a reference target, for mounting on a first side of the vehicle such that the reference image sensor produces image data including a perspective representation of the passive reference pod disposed on a second/opposite side of the vehicle. ... Snap Inc

02/22/18 / #20180051726

Control button retention mechanism

A button retention mechanism that removably retains a button within a device while allowing easy replacement of a depressible or switchable button. The mechanism includes a retention member coupled to the button on a first end and removably coupled to a body at an opposing second end through a snap-fit or interference-fit. ... Snap Inc

02/22/18 / #20180050438

Ratchet mechanism spring

A spring component for a ratcheting mechanism, such as a ratchet wrench. The spring component is shaped to be retained in a recess without any special machining. ... Snap Inc

02/15/18 / #20180048099

Illuminable wall socket plates

The invention relates generally to an illuminable wall socket plate for replacing existing wall socket plates in one simple installation step. The illuminable wall socket plate obtains electric current from a socket to power a light by connecting metal tabs on the back side of the illuminable wall socket plate to socket terminals, and transferring electric current from the socket terminals to a light in the wall socket plate through conductive material, in accordance with the invention described herein.. ... Snap Inc

02/15/18 / #20180047223

Method and system for providing diagnostic filter lists

An example method for outputting a pid filter list (pfl) includes: receiving ro data from one or more ros that indicate particular vehicle identifying information (pvii), at least one symptom identifier, and a particular vehicle component; determining, symptom-to-parameter-identifier (pid) mapping data (md) based on the received ro data and component-to-pid md; determining, based on the set of available pids for the sov and the symptom-to-pid md, a pfl, wherein the pfl is associated with the pvii and the at least one symptom identifier, and wherein the pfl indicates a symptom-based subset of pids from the set of available pids for the sov; receiving, a request sent over a communication network from a display device, wherein the request comprises the pvii and the at least one symptom identifier; and transmitting, over the communication network to the display device, a response to the request, the response comprising the pfl.. . ... Snap Inc

02/15/18 / #20180047222

Method and system for displaying pids based on a pid filter list

An example method includes determining identifying information for a vehicle to be serviced. The method further includes receiving at least one symptom identifier for the vehicle. ... Snap Inc

02/08/18 / #20180038118

Multi-stage shock absorbing modular floor tile apparatus

Modular floor tiles and modular floor systems are described herein. A floor tile system includes a modular floor tile and a plurality of resilient support assemblies. ... Snap Inc

02/01/18 / #20180033284

Method, system, and apparatus for providing notification pertaining to actionable condition of electrical shop tool

A processor receives measurement data from a measurement device (md) connected to an electrical shop tool (est). The md can sample electrical signals of a circuit connected to a sensor, such as a current transformer, and provide measurement data based on sampled signals. ... Snap Inc

02/01/18 / #20180032909

Methods and systems for modifying diagnostic flowcharts based on flowchart performances

Methods and system pertaining to modifying a diagnostic flowchart are described. A method can include (i) receiving, from a diagnostic computing device, a request indicative of a vehicle problem, (ii) selecting a first diagnostic flowchart associated with the vehicle problem from a plurality of diagnostic flowcharts. ... Snap Inc

02/01/18 / #20180029184

Method, system, and apparatus for reporting data pertaining to actionable condition of electrical shop tool

A measurement device (md) includes a processor to sample electrical signals of a circuit connected to a sensor, such as a current transformer, and to provide measurement data to a processing system (ps) based on the sampled electrical signals. An electrical circuit carrying ac electricity to and from an electrical shop tool (est) can pass through the sensor. ... Snap Inc

01/25/18 / #20180027205

Methods and systems for thermal image display

An example method is performed by a thermal imaging device. The method includes capturing a thermal image of a vehicle and displaying the thermal image within a first region of a display of the thermal imaging device. ... Snap Inc

01/25/18 / #20180025565

Tool training for automated tool control systems

An inventory control system and method determines an inventory condition of objects stored in the system. Embodiments include a storage container including a plurality of storage locations for storing objects; an image sensing device to capture image data of the container, including image data of the plurality of storage locations and a target area that includes an individual object storage location having less than the plurality of storage locations; a data storage device for storing the image data of the container; and a data processor. ... Snap Inc

01/25/18 / #20180025372

Deriving audiences through filter activity

Systems and methods are described for an audience derivation system to build user profiles based on user interactions with distributed media content, such as filters. The audience derivation system may be or include any instrumentality or aggregate of instrumentalities operable to compute, process, store, display, generate, communicate, or apply various forms of data for user profile building, audience derivation, control, or other purposes.. ... Snap Inc

01/18/18 / #20180019716

Power amplifier with stabilising network

A power amplifier circuit comprising a transistor for receiving a signal to be amplified at an input and for outputting an amplified signal at an output; a modulated power supply connected to the transistor output; and a resistive element connected at the transistor output such that a low impedance is maintained at the transistor output across a range of operational frequencies.. . ... Snap Inc

01/18/18 / #20180018079

Real time painting of a video stream

Systems, devices, media, and methods are presented for generating graphical representations within frames of a video stream in real time. The systems and methods receive a frames depicting a portion of a face, identify user input, identify positions on the portion of the face corresponding to the user input. ... Snap Inc

01/18/18 / #20180015795

Method and apparatus for uniquely identifying tyres for wheels of vehicles as part of vehicle wheel maintenance processes

A method and associated apparatus for uniquely identifying tyres for wheels of vehicles as part of wheel maintenance processes. The method envisages that a vehicle wheel is mounted on a support of a wheel maintenance apparatus, said wheel comprising a rim and a tyre. ... Snap Inc

01/11/18 / #20180014419

Machine body for a wheel servicing apparatus with display support unit

A machine body for a wheel servicing apparatus includes a casing a display support unit configured to support a display unit, such as a touchscreen unit, that is connectable with a processing unit of the wheel servicing apparatus. The display support unit is movably arranged at the casing to provide a first position in which a display front surface of the display unit attachable to the display support unit is visible to a user, and a second position in which a display front surface of the display unit attachable to the display support unit is shielded from the outside such that the display front surface is not visible to the user.. ... Snap Inc

01/11/18 / #20180014157

Content request by location

A method of obtaining media content of an event, comprising: identifying a real-life event and, a time of said real-life event a geographic location of the real-life event; identifying a subset of a plurality of client terminals of users located in proximity to the geographic location of the real-life event at said time of said real-life event; sending a message to the subset of client terminals containing a request to acquire media content documenting the real-life event; and receiving at least one media content item documenting the real-life event from at least one client terminal of the subset of client terminals, the at least one media content item acquired by at least one user of the users using the at least one client terminal in response to the message.. . ... Snap Inc

01/11/18 / #20180014156

Content request by location

A method of obtaining media content of an event, comprising: identifying a real-life event and, a time of said real-life event a geographic location of the real-life event; identifying a subset of a plurality of client terminals of users located in proximity to the geographic location of the real-life event at said time of said real-life event; sending a message to the subset of client terminals containing a request to acquire media content documenting the real-life event; and receiving at least one media content item documenting the real-life event from at least one client terminal of the subset of client terminals, the at least one media content item acquired by at least one user of the users using the at least one client terminal in response to the message.. . ... Snap Inc

01/11/18 / #20180008490

Diaper fastener

A diaper fastener is provided of the type having a substantially planar elastically extensible base member and three spaced hook units that have teeth operable to engage the fabric of a diaper in relevant zones thereof with the elastically extensible part stretched and operative to maintain the teeth in engagement with the diaper fabric to hold the diaper in its functional position. At least one of the hook units and generally all three are each composed of two parts that are permanently clipped together from opposite sides of the base member by inter-engaging formations. ... Snap Inc

01/04/18 / #20180007444

Systems and methods for processing and formatting video for interactive presentation

Systems and methods are described for receiving, at a computing device, a plurality of video sources related to an event. For each video source of the plurality of video sources, the systems and methods further provide for analyzing, by the computing device, the video source of the plurality of video sources to determine a device orientation to associate with the video source, associating, by the computing device, the device orientation with the video source, and storing, by the computing device, the video source and the associated device orientation.. ... Snap Inc

01/04/18 / #20180007286

Systems and methods for processing and formatting video for interactive presentation

Systems and methods are described for receiving, at a computing device, a video comprising a plurality of frames and determining, by the computing device, that vertical cropping should be performed for the video. For each frame of the plurality of frames, the computing device processes the video by analyzing the frame to determine a region of interest in the frame, wherein the frame is a first frame, cropping the first frame based on the region of interest in the frame to produce a vertically cropped frame for the video, determining a second frame immediately preceding the first frame, and smoothing a trajectory from the second frame to the vertically cropped frame. ... Snap Inc

01/04/18 / #20180005420

Avatar based ideogram generation

Systems, devices, media, and methods are presented for generating ideograms from a set of images received in an image stream. The systems and methods detect at least a portion of a face within the image and identify a set of facial landmarks within the portion of the face. ... Snap Inc

01/04/18 / #20180005026

Object modeling and replacement in a video stream

Systems, devices, and methods are presented for segmenting an image of a video stream with a client device by receiving one or more images depicting an object of interest and determining pixels within the one or more images corresponding to the object of interest. The systems, devices, and methods identify a position of a portion of the object of interest and determine a direction for the portion of the object of interest. ... Snap Inc

12/28/17 / #20170374508

System to track engagement of media items

An engagement tracking system monitors user interactions with media items to calculate an engagement score of the media item. The engagement tracking system may be or include a group of one or more server machines configured to detect an exposure of a client device to a media item maintained by the engagement tracking system. ... Snap Inc

12/28/17 / #20170374003

Ephemeral gallery of ephemeral messages

A server maintains a gallery of ephemeral messages. Each ephemeral message is posted to the gallery by a user for viewing by recipients via recipient devices. ... Snap Inc

12/28/17 / #20170372533

System and method for generating vehicle data report with tool measurement

A computing system can register a measurement tool. The computing system can determine a selected vehicle for a vehicle data report and a selected measurement tool to perform a first tool measurement that excludes determining data from a vehicle data message. ... Snap Inc

12/28/17 / #20170372532

System and method for providing vehicle data reports

A client computing system (ccs) receives a tool measurement from a measurement tool other than by determining the tool measurement from a vehicle data (vd) message. The ccs generates a vd report including a vehicle identifier of a vehicle associated with the tool measurement and the vd report. ... Snap Inc

12/28/17 / #20170372525

Augmented reality virtual content platform apparatuses, methods and systems

The augmented reality virtual content platform apparatuses, methods and systems (“arv”) provides a photo driven ad-platform that transforms digital media placements into immersive and immediately shareable brand-consumer engagements via gps-linked virtual photo components instantiated on a user mobile device. Within embodiments, users may create and share photographs augmented with brands or other images and accompanying messages on various social networks using their smartphones or tablets to earn rewards. ... Snap Inc

12/28/17 / #20170372364

Methods and systems for presentation of media collections with automated advertising

Systems, devices, media, instructions, and methods are provided for presentation of media collections with automated advertising. In one embodiment, display time data associated for a first plurality of content elements and a first advertising element as displayed on a first device are used in adjusting a presentation order for a second content collection comprising a second plurality of content elements and at least a second advertising element, where a placement of the second advertising element within the presentation order is based on the display time data. ... Snap Inc

12/28/17 / #20170368895

Method for mounting a tyre on a rim or demounting a tyre from a rim and apparatus therefore

The present invention relates to a method and an apparatus for mounting a tyre on a rim or demounting a tyre from a rim. The method includes the steps of rotating the wheel (tyre/rim assembly) by an electric motor about an axis, checking the current consumption of the electric motor during the mounting and demounting operation, and continuously and automatically adjusting a specific combination of torque and speed of the electric motor during the mounting/demounting operation. ... Snap Inc

12/28/17 / #20170368291

Respiratory assembly

A respiratory assembly is provided. The assembly includes a base engaged with at least one connector and in fluid communication with a hose or fluid source for allowing the gaseous flowthrough between the at least one connector, the base and the hose or fluid source. ... Snap Inc

12/21/17 / #20170364870

Systems and methods to generate repair orders using a taxonomy and an ontology

Methods and apparatus are provided that are related to generating repair orders, including vehicular repair orders. A computing device can receive repair-related information associated with a repair order. ... Snap Inc

12/21/17 / #20170361349

Lotion application machine and replaceable cartridge used with the machine

A lotion application machine for allowing automatic application of a lotion to the body of a user is provided. The lotion application machine has a rotatable platform, on which the user can stand and be rotated while the lotion is being applied. ... Snap Inc

11/30/17 / #20170344938

Automated asset management system with multiple sensing technologies

An automated asset management system includes a plurality of storage locations for storing objects, and first and second sensing subsystems each configured to sense presence or absence of the objects in the plurality of storage locations. The first and second sensing subsystems are used to sense the presence or absence of a same particular object using different respective sensing modalities. ... Snap Inc

11/30/17 / #20170344246

Application control using a gesture based trigger

Systems and methods for control of application actions using a modification trigger to visually modify an electronic document are disclosed. A computing device, such as a mobile computing device having a touchscreen display, can display an electronic document having a first portion and a second portion. ... Snap Inc

11/23/17 / #20170336112

Apparatus and method for indicating status of multi-phase vacuum-assisted recovery of refrigerant

The disclosure relates to apparatuses and methods for indicating status of multi-phase vacuum-assisted recovery of refrigerant from a vehicle. One apparatus for multi-phase vacuum-assisted recovery of refrigerant from a vehicle includes a compressor that removes refrigerant from the vehicle during a first phase and a second phase of a recovery process. ... Snap Inc

11/23/17 / #20170336111

Apparatus and method for a multi-phase vacuum-assisted recovery of refrigerant

The present disclosure relates to apparatuses and methods for multi-phase vacuum-assisted recovery of refrigerant from a vehicle. One apparatus for multi-phase vacuum-assisted recovery of refrigerant from a vehicle includes a compressor that removes refrigerant from the vehicle during a first phase and a second phase of a recovery process. ... Snap Inc

11/16/17 / #20170332491

Low-warpage ceramic carrier plate and method for production

For a carrier plate, it is proposed to brace a first ceramic functional layer over a connecting layer (vs) with a ceramic stressing layer (sps) in order to reduce the lateral sintering shrinkage. The functional layer (fs) and the stressing layer (sps) are glass-free or have only a small glass content of less than 5 wt %, whereas the connecting layer (vs) comprises a glass component or is a glass layer.. ... Snap Inc

11/16/17 / #20170331453

Arrangement comprising a dms filter and a steep right edge

In an arrangement having a dms filter, it is provided to symmetrically divide at least one of the transducers (w) of the dms filter (dms) into two sub-transducers (t,t′) electrically connected in parallel and to shift them apart from each other by an amount of at least a half wavelength. This results in the signals of the two sub-transducers canceling each other out at a frequency in a stopband and thereby generating an attenuation pole in the upper blocking region.. ... Snap Inc

11/16/17 / #20170331451

Electroacoustic transducer with improved suppression of unwanted modes

An improved electroacoustic transducer with an improved mode profile is provided. The transducer comprises a transversal velocity profile with a periodic structure and an edge structure flanking the periodic structure. ... Snap Inc

11/16/17 / #20170327277

Container assemblies including metal closures and thermoplastic containers and methods of hot-filling food and beverage products

Container assemblies are described herein that include a metal closure and a container including a plastic finish. The container assemblies may be characterized by improved performance including reproducibility of force needed to remove the closure. ... Snap Inc

11/09/17 / #20170324835

Method and system for sharing multimedia contents through a telecommunication network

A method shares multimedia contents among users through a telecommunication network. Each user is associated to a respective portable device with a module for connection to the telecommunication network. ... Snap Inc

11/09/17 / #20170324688

Interactive avatar in messaging environment

Among other things, embodiments of the present disclosure relate to communicating via an avatar embedded in an email message. In some embodiments, the avatar can provide information associated with the email message.. ... Snap Inc

11/09/17 / #20170324394

Saw transducer with suppressed mode conversion

A transducer for saw-type or psaw-type acoustic waves is proposed in which the dielectric (dk) is applied onto the substrate so that the gap (gp) between the ends of the electrode fingers and the opposite bus electrode is completely filled with said dielectric (dk), but the active area of the transducer, thus transversal overlap area (ub) of the electrode fingers, is not covered by said dielectric.. . ... Snap Inc

10/12/17 / #20170295250

Messaging achievement pictograph display system

Systems and methods for causing display of a messaging achievement pictograph based on messaging activity are provided. In some example embodiments, a message activity communication is received by a messaging activity service from a client device, the messaging active communication causing and adjustment to a message activity score and the message activity score transgressing a first threshold activity score. ... Snap Inc

10/12/17 / #20170291284

Socket drive improvement

Sockets, for example, hexagon sockets, dodecagonal sockets, and splined sockets, that have inner surface geometries adapted to engage a flank of a fastener at a point away from a corner of the fastener. In general, the sockets engage the flank of the fastener at a distance of about 30 to 60 percent of half a length of the flank away from the corner of the fastener. ... Snap Inc

10/05/17 / #20170289234

Content collection navigation and autoforwarding

Systems and methods for communicating and displaying collections of image and video clip content are described. In one example embodiment, a device receives interface information about a group of content collections from a server computer system. ... Snap Inc

10/05/17 / #20170287414

Display apparatus including self-tuning circuits for controlling light modulators

This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for controlling the states of a light modulator used in displays. A display apparatus includes pixel circuits coupled to the light modulators. ... Snap Inc

10/05/17 / #20170287006

Mutable geo-fencing system

In various embodiments, boundaries of geo-fences can be made mutable based on principles described herein. The term “mutable” refers to the ability of a thing (in this case, the boundary of a geo-fence) to change and adjust. ... Snap Inc

10/05/17 / #20170286888

Technician timer

An example method includes receiving a first service procedure for servicing a vehicle, determining an expected pace of performance of the first service procedure, receiving at least one input signal during performance of the first service procedure, determining, based on the at least one input signal, a current pace of performance of the first service procedure, and providing for display of a first pace indicator on a display interface of the computing device, where the first pace indicator is representative of the current pace of performance of the first service procedure relative to the expected pace of performance of the first service procedure.. . ... Snap Inc

10/05/17 / #20170286752

Automated avatar generation

Systems, devices, media, and methods are presented for generating facial representations using image segmentation with a client device. The systems and methods receive an image depicting a face, detect at least a portion of the face within the image, and identify a set of facial landmarks within the portion of the face. ... Snap Inc

10/05/17 / #20170283978

Portable and modular production electroplating system

A portable electroplating system with components integrated into a complete system, rather than separated and disjointed. A single electroplating system can be self-contained to include all necessary rectifiers, tanks, cleaning functionalities, and other helpful or necessary items. ... Snap Inc

09/28/17 / #20170278447

Vector dithering for displays employing subfields having unevenly spaced gray scale values

This disclosure provides systems, methods, apparatus, and computer readable media for generating images on a display using a dithering process that takes into account an uneven spacing of available gray scale values in at least one color subfield used to generate the images. The dithering process includes generating a set of initial color subfields, a set of quantized color subfields, and a set of final color subfields, which are then output on the display. ... Snap Inc

09/21/17 / #20170272855

Simple to produce electric component and method for producing an electric component

The invention relates to a simple to produce electric component for chips with sensitive component structures. Said component comprises a connection structure and a switching structure on the underside of the chip and a support substrate with at least one polymer layer.. ... Snap Inc

09/21/17 / #20170272104

Hf filter module with improved expandability

The invention relates to an hf module, the filter functionality of which can easily be expanded and which has good electrical properties. For this purpose, the module comprises two filter units with a respective hf filter and a switch having two possible switching states. ... Snap Inc

09/21/17 / #20170272053

Baw resonator with reduced heat build-up, hf filter comprising baw resonator, duplexer comprising hf filter, and production method

The invention relates to a baw resonator with reduced heat build-up. The heat build-up is reduced by a thermal bridge, which dissipates heat from the electro-acoustically active region to a support substrate, without impairing the acoustics of the resonator.. ... Snap Inc

09/21/17 / #20170270733

Enabling communication between an inventory control system and a remote system over a network

The instant application describes an inventory control system including an object storage device including a drawer or a tray for housing objects; a sensing device configured to acquire an image including information about the objects stored in the object storage device; an interface circuitry in communication with the sensing device and configured to generate object data based on the image acquired by the sensing device; and a processor configured to provide an integrated network access and transmit the object data across a network using a web service as defined by world wide web consortium (w3c), the web service being a data link interface between the inventory control system and a remote system.. . ... Snap Inc

09/21/17 / #20170267519

Covering for a component and method for producing a covering for a component

The invention relates to a covering (1) for an electronic component (e.g. Of the mems, baw, or saw type). ... Snap Inc

09/14/17 / #20170264817

Automated adjustment of digital image capture parameters

A portable electronic device with image capturing capabilities automatically or semi-automatically adjusts one or more image capturing parameters based on an input attribute of user engagement with a single-action haptic input mechanism. For example, the duration for which a single-action control button carried on a frame of the device is pressed automatically determines an image stabilization mode for on-board processing of captured image data. ... Snap Inc

09/14/17 / #20170264578

Methods and systems for generation, curation, and presentation of media collections

Systems and methods are provided for receiving, at a first computing device, a request from a user to activate a new media collection, sending, by the first computing device, the request to a server computer for activation of the new media collection, receiving, by the first computing device, confirmation that the new media collection was activated, receiving, at the first computing device, a plurality of content messages associated with the new media collection, receiving, at the first computing device, from the user, a selection of the plurality of content messages to be included in the new media collection, sending, to the server computer, an indication of the selection of the content messages to be included in the new media collection, wherein the server computer causes the selection of content messages to be included in the new media collection and displayed in response to a request from at least a second computing device to view the new media collection.. . ... Snap Inc

09/14/17 / #20170264268

Tunable hf filter having series resonators

The specification relates to an rf filter in which characteristic filter variables have a decreased dependency on tuning. A filter in this case comprises series-interconnected basic elements that each have an electroacoustic resonator and impedance converters interconnected in series between the basic elements.. ... Snap Inc

09/14/17 / #20170263030

Methods and systems for generation, curation, and presentation of media collections

Systems and methods are provided for receiving, at a server computer, a plurality of content messages from a plurality of content sources, each content message comprising media content, for each of the plurality of content messages received, associating the media content with a predetermined media collection, and storing the content message in a database. The system and methods further providing for causing the plurality of content messages to be displayed on an operator device with other content messages associated with the media collection, determining that a predetermined trigger related to the media collection has been activated, updating an identifier of the media collection from a first indicator to a second indicator indicating an action needs to be taken on the media collection, and causing the updated identifier with the second indicator to be displayed on an operator device.. ... Snap Inc

09/14/17 / #20170263029

Method and system for providing context relevant media augmentation

Systems and methods are presented that provide for receiving, at a server computer, a content item from a client device, determining, by the server computer, that a characteristic of the content item matches a trigger for a media overlay, generating, by the server computer, a media overlay associated with the characteristic of the content item, and providing, by the server computer, the media overlay to the client device wherein the media overlay is displayed on a user interface of the client device.. . ... Snap Inc

09/14/17 / #20170262994

Image segmentation and modification of a video stream

Systems, devices, media, and methods are presented for segmenting an image of a video stream with a client device, identifying an area of interest, generating a modified area of interest within one or more image, identifying a first set of pixels and a second set of pixels, and modifying a color value for the first set of pixels.. . ... Snap Inc

09/14/17 / #20170262139

Network resource location linking and visual content sharing

Systems, devices, media, and methods are presented for transmitting shared visual content between networked devices with a linked source for the visual content by accessing and presenting visual content, receiving a network location for a network resource associated with the visual content, linking the network location to the visual content to generate linked visual content, and cause presentation of the linked visual content in a draft message within a graphical user interface.. . ... Snap Inc

08/31/17 / #20170249410

Eda diagnostic checker

A system for evaluating cad models automatically and transmitting the results of a series of algorithm-based checks. An evaluation model is read in by the system and its parameters are evaluated for self-consistency and conformance to a set of diagnostic rules. ... Snap Inc

08/31/17 / #20170249306

Methods and systems for generation, curation, and presentation of media collections

Systems and methods are provided for receiving, at a server computer, a plurality of content messages from a plurality of content sources, each content message comprising media content and associated with a predetermined media collection, for each of the plurality of content messages received, analyzing each of the plurality of content messages to determine a quality score for each of the plurality of content messages, and storing each of the plurality of content messages in a database along with the quality score for each of the plurality of content messages. The systems and methods further provided for receiving, from an operator device, a threshold percentage for the media collection, determining a subset of the plurality of content messages associated with the media collection to be made available to the operator device based on the threshold percentage received from the operator device and the quality score for each of the plurality of content messages, and causing only the subset of the plurality of content messages associated with media collection to be displayed on the operator device for the media collection.. ... Snap Inc

08/31/17 / #20170248801

Heat sink configuration for wearable electronic device

Apparatuses, systems for electronic wearable devices such as smart glasses are described. According to one embodiment, the wearable device can include an eyewear body, onboard electronic components, and a core wire. ... Snap Inc

08/31/17 / #20170248799

Wearable electronic device with articulated joint

Apparatuses, systems for electronic wearable devices such as smart glasses are described. The wearable device can comprise a frame, an elongate temple and an articulated joint. ... Snap Inc

08/24/17 / #20170243371

Image based tracking in augmented reality systems

Systems and methods for image based location estimation are described. In one example embodiment, a first positioning system is used to generate a first position estimate. ... Snap Inc

08/17/17 / #20170237900

Real time assessment of picture quality

A computerized method for computing the photo quality of a captured image in a device image acquisition system, comprising on-board combining of a plurality of quality indicators computed from said captured image and its previous image frames quality indicators and a confidence level for at least one of said quality indicators, and using a processor to determine, based on said combining, whether photo quality is acceptable and taking differential action depending on whether quality is or is not acceptable.. . ... Snap Inc

08/17/17 / #20170237897

System and method for controlling a camera based on processing an image captured by other camera

A device comprises a first digital camera having a first center line of sight and a second digital camera having a second center line of sight that is parallel and opposing the first camera. A method for controlling the first camera based on estimating the angular deviation between a person gaze direction and the line of sight of the first digital camera. ... Snap Inc

08/17/17 / #20170234900

Sample vessel assembly

A sample vessel assembly, comprising a base member including a base flange having first and second opposing surfaces, first and second sides intersecting with one another; and a first sidewall extending from the first surface at a distance from the first and second sides; and a lid member, including: a lid flange having third and fourth opposing surfaces, third and fourth sides intersecting with one another; and a second sidewall extending from the third surface at a distance from the third and fourth sides, the second sidewall engageable with the first sidewall such that the first surface of the base flange and the third surface of the lid flange are in an opposing spaced-apart relationship with one another and such that the first and second sidewalls cooperate with one another to define a sample chamber. Further disclosed is a method for automated analysis of samples in a sample vessel assembly.. ... Snap Inc

08/10/17 / #20170230007

Apparatus and methods for reducing inductor ringing of a voltage converter

Apparatus and methods for reducing inductor ringing of a voltage converter are provided. In certain configurations, a voltage converter includes an inductor connected between a first node and a second node, a plurality of switches, and a bypass circuit having an activated state and a deactivated state. ... Snap Inc

08/10/17 / #20170228947

Methods and systems for providing a vehicle repair tip

A method performed by a first computing system includes receiving, from a second computing system, a message identifying a symptom of a first vehicle; and sending a repair tip to the second computing system. The repair tip includes a first phrase describing a first procedure performed on a second vehicle that exhibited the symptom, wherein the first procedure performed on the second vehicle yielded a result insufficient to determine that a component of the second vehicle associated with the symptom is defective. ... Snap Inc

07/27/17 / #20170214229

Active cover plates

An active cover plate is disclosed. The active cover plate may include a face plate, a back plate; an electrical load, at least one clip may extend rearward from the face plate and a wall may extend rearward from the back plate, where the wall may cover at least a part of a rear of the clip, and an electrical connection may connect the electrical load to the clip.. ... Snap Inc

07/27/17 / #20170214188

Active cover plates

A wall-plate system is disclosed. The wall-plate system may include a face plate, a back plate, electronic circuitry comprising an electrical port, a clip, and a conductor. ... Snap Inc








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