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A real handwriting stylus and a touch device with rf transceiver function

A real handwriting stylus and a touch device, including: a stylus shell and a battery, stylus system circuit, touch pressure sensitive components and touch module inside the shell, the components including: a nib, nib touch switch and nib pressure inductor; the circuit including: a charging circuit, power control and shutdown delay circuit, power voltage conversion circuit, function keys, rf modulating and rf transceiver circuit and a signal generating circuit; the rf circuit connects with the inductor and function keys, acquiring the nib pressure, function key, and rf modulation signals; the rf circuit can receive frequency hopping command rf signals of the touch component, then output frequency-hopping signals to the signal generating circuit, acquiring the frequency-hopping signals to proceed frequency hopping operation, therefore the stylus and the touch device have very strong anti-interference features, and the real handwriting written effects, the function keys can define any shortcut keys on external device.. . ... Zon

System and method for managing global position information in online games

Implementations of the present disclosure are directed to a method, a system, and an article for managing the use of global position information in a multi-player online game. An example method can include: providing an online game on a mobile device configured to determine global position information for the mobile device; determining that an approximate location for the mobile device corresponds to a target geographical region; sending a request to a user of the mobile device to share the global position information for the mobile device; detecting that the user is sharing the global position information for the mobile device; confirming, based on the shared global position information, that the mobile device is within the target geographical region; and providing an enhanced version of the online game on the mobile device.. ... Zon

Screen baseball system using camera sensor and method thereof

The present invention provides a screen baseball system including a camera module (400) for photographing a struck ball. The camera module (400) includes a pair of cameras (410) including a right camera (411) and a left camera (412), and captures a plurality of images including an image of a struck ball or captures a plurality of images of the struck ball in one image, wherein the longitudinal lengths of the imaging ranges (fl and fr) of the pair of cameras (410) are longer than the transverse lengths thereof and the central axes of the horizontal angles of view of the pair of cameras (41) are angled inward with respect to a parallel line facing the front side. ... Zon

Locking electrical receptacle

A method and apparatus for securing an electrical connection formed by a mating structure including prongs of a male assembly and receptacles of a female assembly are provided. In certain embodiments, the electrical connection can be secured by frictional engagement between the plug and receptacle housings. ... Zon

System and method for managing bonuses in a multi-player online game

Implementations of the present disclosure are directed to a method, a system, and an article for managing bonuses in a multi-player online game. The method can include: providing an online game in which a plurality of users interact with a virtual environment; determining a plurality of user conditions for the users in the virtual environment; determining, based on the user conditions, a plurality of bonuses that influence capabilities of the users in the virtual environment; determining each user's capabilities in the virtual environment based on the plurality of bonuses.. ... Zon

System and method for processing random events

Implementations of the present disclosure are directed to a method, a system, and an article for managing the use of global position information in a multi-player online game. An example computer-implemented method can include: identifying a number of random events for which each random event has a plurality of possible outcomes and each possible outcome has a respective probability of occurrence for each random event; selecting a first possible outcome from the plurality of possible outcomes; determining a probability distribution for the first possible outcome that defines a relationship between (i) a number of occurrences of the first possible outcome in the number of random events and (ii) a range of probabilities; selecting a first probability from the range of probabilities; and determining the number of occurrences of the first possible outcome based on the probability distribution and the selected first probability.. ... Zon

System and method for controlling game play using fingerprint recognition

Implementations of the present disclosure are directed to a method, a system, and an article for controlling a multi-player online game using fingerprint recognition. An example method can include: providing a game on a client device having a fingerprint sensor; receiving a user selection of a user action to be implemented in the game upon recognition of a fingerprint; receiving confirmation that the fingerprint has been recognized by the fingerprint sensor; and implementing the user action in the game.. ... Zon

System and method for updating application clients using a plurality of content delivery networks

Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, are described for identifying optimal content delivery networks for client devices. An example method includes: collecting performance information from each of a plurality of content delivery networks by each of a plurality of client devices; reporting the collected performance information by each of the plurality of client devices; and based on the collected performance information, mapping each client device to an optimal one of the plurality of content delivery networks to use for data transfer between the client device and the corresponding mapped content delivery network.. ... Zon

System and method for determining user health

A method, a system, and an article are provided for determining how active users and groups of users are in an online game and, based thereon, generating recommendations for users to join one or more of the groups. The method can include, for example, generating a representation of a health of each of a plurality of users of a virtual environment, and aggregating the user health representations to generate an aggregated health representation for each group. ... Zon

System and method for managing dynamic design data for a virtual environment

Implementations of the present disclosure are directed to a computer-implemented method, a system, and an article for facilitating the deployment of virtual environment design data, thus creating new experiences for users of the environment, without needed to redeploy the entire codebase or core processing functions of the application that instantiates the environment. In one embodiment, a design tool receives environment design parameters for a virtual environment (such as a setting for an online multi-player game) that include elements defined by the design parameters and a primary functional codebase and creating versions of the virtual environment, each version comprising a subset of the design parameters independent of the primary functional codebase. ... Zon

System and method for managing event data in a multi-player online game

Implementations of the present disclosure are directed to a computer-implemented method, a system, and an article for managing event data in a multi-player online game. The method can include, for example, receiving user input at a plurality of client devices for a multi-player online game that includes a virtual environment; generating user-initiated events for the online game on the client devices based on the user input; distributing any user-initiated events generated on each client device to other client devices from the plurality of client devices; determining at each client device a plurality of derived game events based on the user-initiated events; storing on each client device the user-initiated events and the derived game events in one or more event queues; and determining at each client device a state of the virtual environment over time, according to the stored user-initiated events and the derived game events.. ... Zon

Peptide library constructing method and related vectors

An improved peptide library preparation method is described for constructing complete peptide libraries such as a complete tripeptide library, tetrapeptide library, pentapeptide library, hexapeptide library, heptapeptide library, or a complete octapeptide library, etc. The method includes constructing an expression vector for the expression of tagged peptides. ... Zon

Dehumidifier

A dehumidifier includes a dehumidification system. The dehumidification system includes an air inlet, a cold energy storage, an evaporator, the cold energy storage, a condenser, and an air outlet for air to pass in sequence. ... Zon

Protective headgear comprising temperature control apparatus

A protective headgear, such as a hard hat, is provided that comprises a protective outer shell, which surrounds the head of a wearer and in so doing defines a space between the head of the wearer and the underside of the outer shell; a heat-absorbing member; and a forced air ventilation apparatus. In use, the heat-absorbing member is positioned within the outer shell in the space formed between the head of the wearer and the outer shell, so that the forced air ventilation apparatus can provide a flow of ambient air from outside of the outer shell over the heat-absorbing pad within the space between the head of the wearer and the underside of the outer shell, thereby creating a cooling circulation of air around the head and face of the wearer. ... Zon

06/07/18 / #20180153344

Portable insulated grill

A portable insulated grill has a housing and a lid, both of which have inner and outer shells of metal with a plenum therebetween filled with an insulating material such as fiberglass. A hinge couples the lid to the housing, and a tube is attached on the bottom of the housing. ... Zon

05/31/18 / #20180146753

Solar-powered charging umbrella with usb ports

A solar-powered umbrella has a cap structure that is connected by hinges to struts. The struts are relatively rigid and positioned above the umbrella shade and house solar panels. ... Zon

05/10/18 / #20180130369

Virtual trainer for in vehicle driver coaching and to collect metrics to improve driver performance

A method of providing visual feedback to a driver based on data collected during vehicle operation. A processor at the vehicle analyzes vehicle data, and determines when predetermined threshold values have been reached for particular parameters. ... Zon

05/10/18 / #20180126257

Method for playing screen baseball using a pitching mode

The present disclosure relates to a method for playing screen baseball and, more specifically, to a method for playing screen baseball which can be played in a manner similar to a real baseball game by further using a catching position, a ball speed, and a batter level while using a strike zone and a mitt zone along with a pitching mode in calculating the results of pitching.. . ... Zon

05/03/18 / #20180121423

Systems and methods for multi-user multi-lingual communications

Various embodiments described herein facilitate multi-lingual communications. The systems and methods of some embodiments enable multi-lingual communications through different modes of communication including, for example, internet-based chat, e-mail, text-based mobile phone communications, postings to online forums, postings to online social media services, and the like. ... Zon

05/03/18 / #20180121304

System and method for managing a cluster of cache servers (trask)

Implementations of this disclosure are directed to systems, devices and methods for implementing a cache data management system. Webserver computers receive cache data requests for data stored at a computer cluster comprising a plurality of master cache data server computers that do not have corresponding slave cache data server computers to store reserve cache data. ... Zon

04/19/18 / #20180103776

Frameless refrigerated case

A refrigerated case includes an insulated ceiling member defining the top of a refrigerated space, and an end cap defining a front of the insulated ceiling member. The end cap includes an aperture having an opening at a bottom edge of the end cap. ... Zon

04/12/18 / #20180101272

Variable-capacitance pressure sensor and real-handwriting stylus

A variable-capacitance pressure sensor and a real-handwriting stylus. The variable-capacitance pressure sensor includes a pressure variable capacitor and a pressure touch switch, and has pressure detection function. ... Zon

04/12/18 / #20180101206

Parallel redundant power distribution

Systems and methods are provided for reliable redundant power distribution. Some embodiments include micro automatic transfer switches (micro-atss), including various components and techniques for facilitating reliable auto-switching functionality in a small footprint (e.g., less than ten cubic inches, with at least one dimension being less than a standard nema rack height). ... Zon

03/29/18 / #20180091612

Systems and methods for providing messages to multiple subscribers

Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage device, for: receiving messages from a plurality of publishers; assigning each of the messages to one of a plurality of channels, wherein each channel comprises an ordered plurality of messages; storing messages of each of the channels in respective storage buffers according to the order, wherein each storage buffer comprises a respective time-to-live of a first time duration; for a particular channel, retrieving messages of the particular channel from respective storage buffers; storing the retrieved messages of the particular channel in a delivery buffer, the delivery buffer comprising data blocks, wherein each data block comprises a respective time-to-live of a second time duration; and providing the messages stored in the delivery buffer to a plurality of subscribers of the particular channel.. . ... Zon

03/15/18 / #20180077104

Systems and methods for storing and transferring message data

Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for storing and transferring messages. An example method includes storing a plurality of blocks in a queue, wherein each block includes one or more respective messages received from at least one publisher, wherein each block is associated with a time that the block was stored in the queue, and wherein storage times increase from a block designating a head of the queue to a block designating a tail of the queue. ... Zon

03/15/18 / #20180075024

Systems and methods for multi-user mutli-lingual communications

Various embodiments described herein facilitate multi-lingual communications. The systems and methods of some embodiments may enable multi-lingual communications through different modes of communications including, for example, internet-based chat, e-mail, text-based mobile phone communications, postings to online forums, postings to online social media services, and the like. ... Zon

03/08/18 / #20180069810

Systems and methods for storing message data

Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, are described for storing message data in a pubsub system. In certain examples, messages are received from a plurality of publishers for a plurality of channels. ... Zon

03/08/18 / #20180065020

Screen baseball system including screen shutter

The present invention provides a screen baseball system including a pitching machine that shoots a baseball, a screen having a screen hole through which the baseball shot from the pitching machine passes, and a screen shutter that is provided between the pitching machine and the screen and comprises a safety screen that closes the screen hole. The present invention can fundamentally prevent a safety accident that may occur during a screen baseball game. ... Zon

03/01/18 / #20180063241

Data replication in scalable messaging system

Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for maintaining a plurality of channels, each channel comprising an ordered plurality of messages stored in one or more buffers, each buffer having a respective time-to-live and a plurality of copies residing on respective nodes, detecting failure of a first node of the plurality of nodes wherein the first node stores respective first copies of first buffers and at least one subscriber is subscribed to messages of one or more first channels, for a first buffer with a first copy residing on the first node, identifying any other of the plurality of nodes as a second node storing a second copy of the first buffer, redirecting the at least one subscriber from the first node to the second node, and retrieving messages stored in the second copy on the second node for the at least one subscriber.. . ... Zon

03/01/18 / #20180063039

Scalable, real-time messaging system

Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for balancing loads in a publish-subscribe system. An example method includes: selecting a first hosting node from a plurality of hosting nodes based, at least in part, on a load data selected from at least one of node-specific data representing loads on the plurality of hosting nodes and channel-specific data representing a load associated with a channel; sending a request to the first hosting node to temporarily host a portion of a channel; temporarily hosting the channel portion by the first hosting node by temporarily storing one or more messages published to the channel, and temporarily providing, to a plurality of subscribers to the channel, access to the one of more messages; receiving a request to access the channel portion; and granting permission to access the channel portion.. ... Zon

03/01/18 / #20180063013

Systems and methods for network connection buffer sizing

Implementations of the present disclosure are directed to a method, a system, and a computer program storage device for determining and implementing transmission buffer sizes for network connections. A computer-implemented method includes: obtaining a respective bandwidth requirement for each of a plurality of network connections between at least one server and at least one client device; determining a respective latency for each network connection; calculating a desired transmission buffer size for each network connection based on the respective bandwidth requirement and the respective latency for the network connection; setting a new transmission buffer size for each network connection to the desired transmission buffer size for the network connection; and transmitting data from the at least one server to the at least one client device using the new transmission buffer sizes.. ... Zon

03/01/18 / #20180056195

Screen baseball method using a mobile device

Disclosed is a method for screen baseball using a mobile device. The method comprises (a) confirming whether a user of the mobile device is a member when the mobile device recognizes an identifier image shown on the display of the operator pc; (b) automatically logging in once the user is confirmed to be a member; and (c) controlling the screen baseball in real-time when the user's automatically logged-in mobile device is located in a wi-fi area. ... Zon

02/15/18 / #20180044780

Apparatus and method for sputtering hard coatings

A plasma generator includes a chamber for confining a feed gas. An anode is positioned inside the chamber. ... Zon

02/08/18 / #20180041444

Access control for message channels in a messaging system

Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for receiving one or more subscription requests, wherein each subscription request is received from a respective subscriber client and is for a respective channel, authorizing one or more of the subscription requests, wherein each authorized subscription request permits the subscriber client of the request to receive messages published to the channel of the request, receiving one or more messages for publication, wherein each message is received from a respective publisher client and is for publication on a respective channel, for each of the messages, placing the message in a respective buffer for the channel of the message, wherein the messages are present in the buffer during a finite time-to-live period for the buffer, and for one or more of the buffers, sending any messages in the buffer to subscriber clients that are authorized.. . ... Zon

02/08/18 / #20180041071

Premises power usage monitoring system

A control system (300) allows recognized standard premise electrical outlets, for example nema, cee and bs, among others to be remotely monitored and/or controlled, for example, to intelligently execute blackouts or brownouts or to otherwise remotely control electrical devices. The system (300) includes a number of smart receptacles (302) that communicate with a local controller (304), e.g., via power lines using the tcp/ip protocol. ... Zon

02/01/18 / #20180035083

Method and apparatus for automated gated facility entry authorization using a camera as part of the process

A fuel authorization system enables data to be exchanged between vehicles and a gated facility, to verify that the vehicle is authorized to enter the facility. The gated facility is equipped with a camera and a short-range radio (rf) component. ... Zon

02/01/18 / #20180033244

System and method for placing virtual geographic zone markers

A system and method for user interaction includes a network, a server connected to the network, a supervisor device receiving information from a global positioning system and connected to the network, a user device receiving information from the global positioning system and connected to the network. The supervisor, having the supervisor device, defines a set of virtual geographic zones and sub-zones in which the user device is tracked, and saves the set of virtual geographic zones and sub-zones to a supervisor account on the server. ... Zon

02/01/18 / #20180027934

Solar power conversion kit for umbrella

A solar power conversion kit allows converting of a standard umbrella into a solar charging umbrella, which can then use solar power to charge electronic devices. The solar charging umbrella is self-sustained, capable of charging electronic devices in locations away from electrical outlets. ... Zon

01/11/18 / #20180013690

Multiple-speed message channel of messaging system

Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for receiving from a plurality of publishers messages of a first channel of a plurality of distinct channels wherein each channel comprises an ordered plurality of messages, storing messages of the first channel in one or more first buffers according to the order, each first buffer having a respective time-to-live, for one or more connections, determining a respective sampling rate based on a data type of the first channel and a determined latency of the connection, receiving from a subscriber through a first connection a request for messages of the first channel, selecting messages in the first buffers according to the order and the sampling rate, and sending the selected messages using the first connection to the subscriber according to the order.. . ... Zon

01/11/18 / #20180010819

Systems and methods for heating and cooling a facility

Improved systems for heating and cooling a space may include a heating and cooling unit for providing heating and cooling functions mounted inside a housing assembly and a display unit mounted to the housing assembly. A control unit may be coupled to the heating and cooling unit and the display unit. ... Zon

12/07/17 / #20170353424

Message compression in scalable messaging system

Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for receiving from a plurality of publisher clients a plurality of messages, each message being for a particular channel of a plurality of distinct channels wherein each channel comprises an ordered plurality of messages, encoding each message based on a particular dictionary, storing encoded messages in one or more respective buffers according to the order, each buffer having a respective time-to-live and residing on a respective node, retrieving encoded messages for the particular channel from respective buffers having time-to-lives that have not expired and according to the order, decoding each retrieved message based on the particular dictionary, and sending the decoded messages to a plurality of subscriber clients.. . ... Zon

12/07/17 / #20170351890

Method and system for supervised disembarking of passengers from a bus

System and method for collecting object identification data from a plurality of objects that interact with a vehicle during operation of the vehicle, where the vehicle interacts with specific objects at specific geographical positions. An identification sensor is coupled to a geographical position sensor, and whenever an object is identified a record is generated, the record including the identification of the object, the position of the vehicle when the interaction between the object and the vehicle occurs, and the time of the interaction. ... Zon

12/07/17 / #20170348982

Automatic facial makeup method

An automatic facial makeup method includes receiving a makeup template, wherein the makeup template comprises a plurality of defined areas and a plurality of makeup instructions relating to application of at least one makeup to the plurality of defined areas, and wherein each of the plurality of defined areas is defined by a plurality of first feature points. A facial image comprising a facial block is received, wherein the facial block corresponds to a facial region depicted in the facial image. ... Zon

11/30/17 / #20170345232

Emergency event based vehicle data logging

System and method for enabling predefined events to be used to trigger the collection of vehicle position data. A combination gsm device and gps device is used to collect vehicle position data and to convey that position data to a remote computing device for review and/or analysis. ... Zon

11/23/17 / #20170339086

Efficient message exchange system

Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for receiving from a plurality of origination processes a plurality of messages, identifying a respective destination node and a destination process on the destination node associated with each of the messages, storing each of the messages in a respective buffer for the destination process and destination node associated with the message, identifying one or more of the buffers wherein an aggregate size of all messages stored in each of the identified buffers exceeds a threshold, and for each identified buffer, sending all messages stored in the buffer in bulk to the destination process on the destination node associated with the messages stored in the buffer.. . ... Zon

11/23/17 / #20170334346

Safety gear for cycling

The present invention provides a safety gear for cycling comprising a cycling gear, a turn signal component, a turn signal component circuit comprising a turn signal switch, a brake signal component, a brake signal component circuit comprising a brake signal switch. The turn signal switch and the brake signal switch can sense the roll and pitch motion of a cyclist's head to control the on or off of the turn signal component and the brake signal component respectively. ... Zon

11/16/17 / #20170331771

Maintaining persistence of a messaging system

Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs for receiving, from a first client device, a request for messages of a first channel of a plurality of channels starting at a position in the first channel, wherein each channel comprises a respective ordered plurality of messages stored in one or more respective buffers according to the order, each buffer having a respective time-to-live; receiving, from one of the second client devices, a response message comprising one or more messages of the first channel that are at or after the position in the order; and sending the messages to the first client device.. . ... Zon

11/16/17 / #20170329742

Interactive vehicle engine control unit (ecu) reprogramming

Disclosed herein are techniques and structures to update vehicle controller programming in a vehicle. Such updating includes logically coupling at least one data link to a vehicle controller and alerting a driver, via an output device, about an impending update to the vehicle controller. ... Zon

11/16/17 / #20170329032

Circuits and methods for monitoring current in electromagnetic telemetry systems

The present disclosure provides a current monitoring circuit for monitoring current in a electromagnetic telemetry system. The circuit includes a transmitter configured to generate an output current. ... Zon

11/09/17 / #20170322907

Method and apparatus for matching vehicle ecu programming to current vehicle operating conditions

Disclosed herein are techniques for implementing vehicle ecu reprogramming, so the ecu programming, which plays a large role in vehicle performance characteristics, is tailored to current operational requirements, which may be different than the operational characteristics selected by the manufacturer when initially programming the vehicle ecu (or ecus) with specific instruction sets, such as fuel maps. In one embodiment, a controller monitors the current operational characteristics of the vehicle, determines the current ecu programming, and determines if a different programming set would better suited to the current operating conditions. ... Zon

10/26/17 / #20170308109

Communications protocol for intelligent outlets

A control system (300) allows recognized standard premise electrical outlets, for example nema, cee and bs, among others to be remotely monitored and/or controlled, for example, to intelligently execute blackouts or brownouts or to otherwise remotely control electrical devices. The system (300) includes a number of smart receptacles (302) that communicate with a local controller (304), e.g., via power lines using the tcp/ip protocol. ... Zon

10/05/17 / #20170280897

Holder for a refrigerated case

A refrigerated case includes a case body including a top panel, a rear panel, and a bottom that cooperate to define a display space, a portion of a refrigeration system disposed in the case and operable to cool a flow of air, and a first air passage positioned to direct the flow of air near the top panel from the rear panel generally toward a front of the case. A one piece holder is positioned to receive the flow of air adjacent the front of the case, the one piece holder formed as a unitary component using a pvc foam material and arranged to accelerate and redirect the flow of air in a downward direction toward the bottom, and a filter member is at least partially supported by the holder and positioned to receive the flow of air in the downward direction and to redirect that flow into the display space.. ... Zon

09/28/17 / #20170279224

Locking electrical receptacle with elongate clamping surfaces

A method and apparatus (“utility”) for securing an electrical connection formed by a mating structure including prongs of a male assembly and receptacles of a female assembly are provided. The utility includes a clamping mechanism whereby the very forces that would otherwise tend to pull the connection apart serve to actuate the clamping mechanism, thereby securing the mated pair. ... Zon

09/21/17 / #20170272529

Scalable, real-time messaging system

Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for receiving from a plurality of publisher clients a plurality of messages, assigning each of the messages to one of a plurality of distinct channels wherein each channel comprises an ordered plurality of messages, storing messages of each of the channels in one or more respective buffers according to the order, each buffer having a respective time-to-live, retrieving messages for one or more of the channels from respective buffers having time-to-lives that have not expired and according to the order, and sending the retrieved messages to a plurality of subscriber clients.. . ... Zon

09/21/17 / #20170270087

Systems and methods for identifying and suggesting emoticons

Computer-implemented systems and methods are provided for suggesting emoticons for insertion into text based on an analysis of sentiment in the text. An example method includes: determining a first sentiment of text in a text field; selecting first text from the text field in proximity to a current position of an input cursor in the text field; identifying one or more candidate emoticons wherein each candidate emoticon is associated with a respective score indicating relevance to the first text and the first sentiment based on, at least, historical user selections of emoticons for insertion in proximity to respective second text having a respective second sentiment; providing one or more candidate emoticons having respective highest scores for user selection; and receiving user selection of one or more of the provided emoticons and inserting the selected emoticons into the text field at the current position of the input cursor.. ... Zon

08/24/17 / #20170239182

Pharmaceutical formulations of and methods to prepare chelating agents for efficient metal removal treatment systems

The present invention provides liposomes loaded with chelating agents, pharmaceutical formulations including these liposomes and methods of making chelating agent liposomes. Because the chelating agents are loaded in the liposome with high efficiencies, the liposomes are of use in treatment of metal ion overload in subjects. ... Zon

08/17/17 / #20170235722

Systems and methods for incentivizing user feedback for translation processing

Systems and methods of various embodiments may enable or refine translation of text between a first language and a second language. In particular, systems and methods may enable or refine a text translation by soliciting and/or receiving feedback for: translation of a first word or phrase from a first language to a second language; transformation of the first word or phrase (in the first language) to a second word or phrase in the first language; or transformation of the first word or phrase (in the first language) to a second word or phrase in the second language. ... Zon

08/17/17 / #20170231910

Pharmaceutical formulations of chelating agents as a metal removal treatment system

The present invention provides liposomes loaded with chelating agents, pharmaceutical formulations including these liposomes and methods of making chelating agent liposomes. Because the chelating agents are loaded in the liposome with high efficiencies, the liposomes are of use in treatment of metal ion overload in subjects. ... Zon

08/10/17 / #20170224715

Remote loading of sparingly water-soluble drugs into lipid vesicles

The present invention provides liposome compositions containing sparingly soluble drugs that are used to treat life-threatening diseases. A preferred method of encapsulating a drug inside a liposome is by remote or active loading. ... Zon

07/27/17 / #20170214823

Computer system for reformatting input fax data into an output markup language format

There is provided a computer system for reformatting input fax data into output markup language format, the computer system comprising: a fax data interface; a database comprising a plurality of reformatting templates, wherein, in use, the system is configured for: receiving fax data via the fax data interface; selecting a reformatting template from the plurality of reformatting templates, the reformatting template comprising: metadata extraction template data; and output format template data; extracting metadata from the fax data in accordance with the metadata extraction template data; and generating the output markup language format in accordance with the output format template data and the meta data.. . ... Zon

07/27/17 / #20170213138

Determining user sentiment in chat data

Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for receiving a message authored by a user, determining, using a first classifier, that the message contains at least a first word describing positive or negative sentiment and, based thereon, extracting, using a first feature extractor, one or more features of the message, wherein each feature comprises a respective word or phrase in the message and a respective weight signifying a degree of positive or negative sentiment, and determining, using a second classifier that uses the extracted features as input, a score describing a degree of positive or negative sentiment of the message, wherein the first feature extractor was trained with a set of training messages that each was labeled as having positive or negative sentiment.. . ... Zon

07/27/17 / #20170212822

Distributed scalable workload testing

Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, are described for: allocating a first pool of workers on a plurality of nodes, wherein each node comprises one or more of the workers from the first pool; providing a first set of instructions to the first pool of workers for performing a first task configured to interact with a computer system; activating the first pool of workers to perform the first task; updating at least a portion of the first set of instructions for a subset of the first pool of workers while the workers are performing the first task; and monitoring at least one performance metric associated with the computer system while the workers from the subset of the first pool are performing the first task.. . ... Zon

07/20/17 / #20170207576

Frictional locking receptacle with programmable release

A method and apparatus for securing an electrical connection formed by a mating structure including prongs of a male assembly and receptacles of a female assembly are provided. In certain embodiments, the electrical connection can be secured by frictional engagement between the plug and receptacle housings. ... Zon

07/20/17 / #20170207043

Hybrid relay

A relay (1) includes a motor (20) and a primary electrical switch assembly (132). Primary electrical switching attachment points (113) are switched by a moveable switching link (101) which is moved in and out of the switch on an switched off position axially by the motor (20) in response to electrical signals delivered to the coil (26) via the flexible leads (32, 33). ... Zon

07/20/17 / #20170206496

Automatic incorporation of vehicle data into documents captured at a vehicle using a mobile computing device

Documents related to delivery of loads shipped by trucking operators can be scanned or otherwise captured using mobile computing devices having document capture and/or document delivery functionality. Load related data can be manually input by drivers during the capture process. ... Zon

07/20/17 / #20170202776

Remote loading of sparingly water-soluble drugs into liposomes

The present invention provides liposome compositions containing sparingly soluble drugs that are used to treat life-threatening diseases. A preferred method of encapsulating a drug inside a liposome is by remote or active loading. ... Zon

07/13/17 / #20170199869

Systems and methods for multi-user mutli-lingual communications

Various embodiments described herein facilitate multi-lingual communications. The systems and methods of some embodiments may enable multi-lingual communications through different modes of communications including, for example, internet-based chat, e-mail, text-based mobile phone communications, postings to online forums, postings to online social media services, and the like. ... Zon

07/13/17 / #20170197152

Named entity recognition on chat data

Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for receiving a plurality of word strings in a first language, each received word string comprising a plurality of words, identifying one or more named entities in each received word string using a statistical classifier that was trained using training data comprising a plurality of features, wherein one of the features is a word shape feature that comprises a respective token for each letter of a respective word wherein each token signifies a case of the letter or whether the letter is a digit, and translating the received word strings from the first language to a second language including preserving the respective identified named entities in each received word string during translation.. . ... Zon

07/06/17 / #20170193502

Method and apparatus for fuel island authorization for trucking industry using proximity sensors

A fuel authorization program based on equipping fuel station, fuel pumps, and vehicles with components to enable automatic fuel authorization for enrolled vehicles. The program includes fuel pumps including a pump transmitting sensor that automatically emits a pump id. ... Zon

06/29/17 / #20170185581

Systems and methods for suggesting emoji

Implementations of the present disclosure are directed to a method, a system, and an article for suggesting emoji for insertion into a communication having text or other content. A plurality of features corresponding to the communication are obtained and provided to a plurality of emoji detection modules. ... Zon

06/22/17 / #20170178848

Accelerated motion relay

An electrical relay (2) includes an electromagnetic drive system for providing bi-directional drive. The electrical relay (2) includes a first a coil (212) and a second coil (213). ... Zon

06/08/17 / #20170164525

Air-based cooling for data center rack

A high-velocity low-pressure cooling system (100), especially suited for data center applications, includes an air coolant loop (102), a non-air coolant loop (104) and a cooler unit (126) for heat transfer between the loops (102 and 104). The air loop (102) is used to chill ambient air that is blown across heat transfer surfaces of equipment mounted in data center racks (110). ... Zon

06/08/17 / #20170163739

Scalable, real-time messaging system

Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for receiving a write request from a publisher comprising a channel name wherein the channel identified by the channel name comprises an ordered plurality of messages stored in buffers, each buffer having a predetermined time-to-live and being assigned to a respective node, identifying a first node and a first buffer stored on the first node based on the channel name of the request that has available storage for storing messages and wherein the first buffer has a time-to-live that has not expired, and sending a write grant to the publisher wherein the grant comprises identification of the first node and the first buffer, and wherein the publisher is configured to send messages to the first node for storage in the first buffer based on the grant until the first buffer is full or its time-to-live has expired.. . ... Zon

06/08/17 / #20170163582

Systems and methods for transferring message data

Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, are described for providing messages to client devices. In certain examples, a stream of messages is provided to a messaging application on a client device at a desired message feed rate. ... Zon

06/01/17 / #20170151548

Sorption and separation of various materials by graphene oxides

Methods of sorption of various materials from an environment are disclosed herein. Embodiments of the materials include radioactive elements chlorates, perchlorates, organohalogens, and combinations thereof. ... Zon

05/18/17 / #20170141591

Balanced battery charging device

The battery charging device contains at least a first charging battery, at least a second charging battery, and a control module parallel-connected to the first and second charging batteries. The control module contains a control unit, a detection element, and a switch element. ... Zon

05/11/17 / #20170128366

Pharmaceutical formulations of chelating agents as a metal removal treatment system

The present invention provides liposomes loaded with chelating agents, pharmaceutical formulations including these liposomes and methods of making chelating agent liposomes. Because the chelating agents are loaded in the liposome with high efficiencies, the liposomes are of use in treatment of metal ion overload in subjects. ... Zon

04/27/17 / #20170118160

Systems and methods for storing and transferring message data

Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for storing and transferring messages. An example method includes providing a queue having an ordered plurality of storage blocks. ... Zon

04/20/17 / #20170111302

Systems and methods for transferring message data

Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, are described for providing messages to client devices. In certain examples, a stream of messages is provided to a messaging application on a client device at a desired message feed rate. ... Zon

04/13/17 / #20170104696

Systems and methods for storing message data

Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, are described for storing message data in a pubsub system. In certain examples, messages are received from a plurality of publishers for a plurality of distinct channels. ... Zon

03/30/17 / #20170086561

Adjustable spray head

An adjustable spray head includes a coaxial spray head and an adjusting device. The coaxial spray head includes an outer tube, an inner tube, a needle valve, a gas inlet, and a material inlet. ... Zon

03/23/17 / #20170084091

Method and apparatus for implementing a vehicle inspection waiver program

Position data received wirelessly from a vehicle enrolled in an inspection waiver program are employed to determine when the enrolled vehicle is approaching an inspection station. After determining that the enrolled vehicle is approaching an inspection station, and if the enrolled vehicle has a valid inspection waiver, a bypass confirmation can selectively be provided to the vehicle operator, authorizing the operator to bypass the inspection station. ... Zon

03/23/17 / #20170083769

Method for segmenting and annotating recorded video of tennis play based on motion/position of players and tennis ball in video

Methods and systems for training a tennis player based upon the recorded, preferably the video recorded, location of the player's feet on a court during a tennis racquet stroke during an actual tennis match and providing training to the player based upon an analysis of the match by overlaying the video recording of the player's shots with an outline of a partitioned court including segments which may be numbered, lettered, color coded or all three. Preferably, the analysis is performed at a location remote from the player and the match.. ... Zon

03/23/17 / #20170080330

Location-based activity

A computer-implemented method, a system and a computer program includes processing of at least one object associated to geographic information on a first map template, wherein the at least one object defines a checkpoint related to or to be executed in the geographic location.. . ... Zon

03/16/17 / #20170076344

System and method to prevent vehicle failures on public roadways

A system prevents vehicle failures on public roadways. The system receives performance data from a plurality of vehicles, which includes episodic event data and periodic operational data collected on-board each respective vehicle. ... Zon

03/09/17 / #20170069152

Method and apparatus for an automated fuel authorization program for fuel temrinals using a camera as part of the authorization process

A fuel authorization system enables data to be exchanged between vehicles and a fuel vendor, to verify that the vehicle is authorized to receive fuel. Each fuel island is equipped with a camera and a short range radio (rf) component. ... Zon

03/09/17 / #20170068666

Systems and methods for multi-user multi-lingual communications

Various embodiments described herein facilitate multi-lingual communications. The systems and methods of some embodiments enable multi-lingual communications through different modes of communication including, for example, internet-based chat, e-mail, text-based mobile phone communications, postings to online forums, postings to online social media services, and the like. ... Zon

03/09/17 / #20170067385

Method and apparatus for changing vehicle behavior based on current vehicle location and zone definitions created by a remote user

A remote user can define one or more zone based driver/vehicle behavior definitions. Current vehicle location is analyzed at the vehicle or remotely to determine if the vehicle is approaching or has arrived at a location for which a zone based driver/vehicle behavior has been defined. ... Zon

03/09/17 / #20170066453

Method and apparatus for changing vehicle behavior based on current vehicle location and zone definitions created by a remote user

A remote user can define one or more zone based driver/vehicle behavior definitions. Current vehicle location is analyzed at the vehicle or remotely to determine if the vehicle is approaching or has arrived at a location for which a zone based driver/vehicle behavior has been defined. ... Zon

02/23/17 / #20170053367

Method for trademark value assessment and system thereof

A method for trademark value assessment and a system thereof; the method and the system obtain the trademark cost, the trademark combination coefficient, the trademark class coefficient, the trademark application duration, the trademark publicity expense and the publicity duration of the trademark to be assessed, and select different formula to calculate the trademark value with a simple system and a quick method, so that the trademark holders or purchasers can have a preliminary positioning of the trademark value quickly, thus, the prosperity of the trademark market may be promoted and the awareness of self-owned brand may be enhanced.. . ... Zon

02/23/17 / #20170053366

Method for patent value assessment and system thereof

A method for patent value assessment and an online system for patent assessment; the invention uses different methods for assessing patents according to the foreseeability of earnings of the patent to be assessed of the next l years. The assessment calculation for patents of class i will be used for calculation according to the information data of the patents of class i in case the earnings of the patent to be assessed of the next l years are unforeseeable; while the assessment calculation for patents of class ii will be used for calculation according to the information data of the patents of class ii in case the earnings of the patent to be assessed of the next l years are foreseeable. ... Zon

02/09/17 / #20170041417

Scalable, real-time messaging system

Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for receiving from a plurality of publisher clients a plurality of messages, assigning each of the messages to one of a plurality of distinct channels wherein each channel comprises an ordered plurality of messages, storing messages of each of the channels in one or more respective buffers according to the order, each buffer having a respective time-to-live, retrieving messages for one or more of the channels from respective buffers having time-to-lives that have not expired and according to the order, and sending the retrieved messages to a plurality of subscriber clients.. . ... Zon

02/09/17 / #20170041267

Scalable, real-time messaging system

Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for receiving a write request from a publisher comprising a channel name wherein the channel identified by the channel name comprises an ordered plurality of messages stored in buffers, each buffer having a predetermined time-to-live and being assigned to a respective node, identifying a first node and a first buffer stored on the first node based on the channel name of the request that has available storage for storing messages and wherein the first buffer has a time-to-live that has not expired, and sending a write grant to the publisher wherein the grant comprises identification of the first node and the first buffer, and wherein the publisher is configured to send messages to the first node for storage in the first buffer based on the grant until the first buffer is full or its time-to-live has expired.. . ... Zon

02/09/17 / #20170041266

Scalable, real-time messaging system

Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for receiving from a plurality of publishers a plurality of messages, each of the messages being assigned to one of a plurality of distinct channels wherein each channel comprises an ordered plurality of messages, storing each message of each of the channels in a respective buffer, each buffer having a time-to-live, during the storing, removing one or more of the buffers having respective time-to-lives that have expired, and providing messages for one or more of the channels to one or more subscribers from a plurality of the remaining buffers according to the order.. . ... Zon

02/09/17 / #20170036128

Connection structure for toy track

A connection structure for a toy track, comprising at least two groups of tracks, each group of tracks being formed by splicing a plurality of track units, sides of adjacent groups of tracks being spliced by an immediately detachable connecting member. By splicing sides of a plurality of groups of tracks by connecting members in an immediately detachable manner, a lot of consumption of material of large size may be avoided, and especially for wooden toys, the selection range of wood raw material is increased while effectively reducing the cost, which is advantageous for sustainable development; in addition, mating toy modules such as guideboards, signal lamps, building modules and natural landscape modules may be spliced together, and those modules not only play a role of decoration, but also greatly improve the attractiveness of this toy track.. ... Zon

02/02/17 / #20170029937

Method of coating high aspect ratio features

A sputtering apparatus includes a chamber for containing a feed gas. An anode is positioned inside the chamber. ... Zon

02/02/17 / #20170029936

High power pulse ionized physical vapor deposition

Methods and apparatus for high-deposition sputtering are described. A sputtering source includes an anode and a cathode assembly that is positioned adjacent to the anode. ... Zon

01/26/17 / #20170026382

Device management system

A system comprises a policy storage separately located relative to the user device, the policy database arranged to store information indicative of at least one usage policy set applicable to at least one respective user device. The system is arranged to store user device identification information for each user device associated with the system, the user device identification information being indicative of and unique to a user device associated with the system and being stored separately relative to the user device. ... Zon

01/26/17 / #20170024372

Systems and methods for language detection

Implementations of the present disclosure are directed to a method, a system, and a computer program storage device for identifying a language in a message. Non-language characters are removed from a text message to generate a sanitized text message. ... Zon

01/05/17 / #20170004678

Systems and methods for a support game

Systems and methods for a support game are disclosed. In some embodiments, a method comprises enabling a first player to play a first main game with a first economy, receiving a request to engage in a support game, displaying a first instance of the support game in response to the request, providing a first virtual good to the first player, the first virtual good being usable in the first game, enabling a second player to play a second main game with a second economy, receiving a request to engage in the support game, displaying a second instance of the support game in response to the request, and providing a second virtual good to the second player in response to the second player interacting with the second instance of the support game, the second virtual good being usable in the second game.. ... Zon

01/05/17 / #20170004443

Systems and methods for managing article usage and equipment maintenance

Described herein are systems and methods for managing article use and equipment maintenance. A facility can include one or more job zones. ... Zon

01/05/17 / #20170004440

Systems and methods for managing article supply, allocation, and distribution

Described herein are systems and methods for managing article allocation and distribution. A facility may be divided into a plurality of job zones and personnel members may be associated with one or more of the job zones. ... Zon








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