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A docking station for a computing device can include an interface for electrically connecting the docking station to a computing device. The interface may...
Mirroring storage interface
A mirroring device includes an interface capable of coupling a primary storage array and a secondary storage array to a network. The interface further includes...
Rank-order service providers based on desired service properties
Candidate service providers for a desired service are ranked. Terms describing service requirements for a desired service are determined. Service capability...
Methods and systems for determining unknowns in collaborative filtering
Embodiments of the present invention are directed to methods and systems for determining unknowns in rating matrices. In one embodiment, a method comprises...
Techniques for monitoring a data stream
Systems and methods for detecting an interesting event in a data stream. More specifically, a monitoring system is configured to monitor a data stream and...
Method and apparatus for adaptive power saving in a mobile computing
A mobile computing device is described that includes one or more wireless transceivers, a data traffic monitor module operative to monitor one or more wireless...
Data reporting systems and methods
Systems and methods for data reporting in electronics devices are disclosed. An exemplary system may include a processor configured to encode a bit stream...
Digital image enhancement
Methods and systems for enhancing a digital image include analyzing the digital image to determine if the digital image includes a facial component. Facial...
Method of triggering a detector to detect a moving feature within a video
Detectors capable of accurately detecting and tracking moving features of such as faces within a video stream are sometimes too slow to be run in real-time. The...
Method and apparatus for detecting electrical idle
A system and method for detecting electrical idle in a receiver is disclosed herein. A receiver includes a differential receiver, an analog idle detector, and a...
Robust and efficient compression/decompression providing for adjustable
division of computational complexity...
Various embodiments of the present invention include compression/decompression methods, systems, and devices that adjust a division of a total computational...
Optical disk drive with embedded test medium
Embodiments provide an optical disk drive that includes an embedded test medium for testing the optical performance of an optical head in the optical disk drive.
Transducer head assemblies and modules
In one embodiment a transducer head assembly is disclosed having a head module. The head module comprises at least one media bearer element providing a media...
In one embodiment, a display element includes a first electrode, a second electrode, and a display cell defined by a dielectric material between the first...
Data distribution system and method therefor
An object of the present invention is to provide a data distribution system which is suitable to distribute data to a mobile terminal device and the like to...
Physical object with memory tags and apparatus for writing and using such
A physical object is provided that comprises a base medium, such as a paper sheet, and multiple memory tags embedded in it or attached to it. At least one of...
Adaptive charger system and method
A method and apparatus is used for adaptive inductive charging of a device. Charging includes detecting the presence of a device capable of receiving an...
In one embodiment, a display element includes a first electrode, a second electrode, and a dielectric layer on the second electrode. The dielectric layer has...
Hetero-crystalline semiconductor device and method of making same
A hetero-crystalline semiconductor device and a method of making the same include a non-single crystalline semiconductor layer and a nanostructure layer that...
Printer accessory module for high capacity printing
A printer accessory module for coupling to a printer to increase its printing capacity. The printer accessory module includes an auxiliary media module for...
Inks, printing methods and printing devices
There is provided a printing device that includes an ink applicator and a shaping fluid outlet adapted to dispense a shaping fluid onto curable ink applied by...
Fluid supply system
A fluid supply system for a printing device is disclosed. The fluid supply system includes an ink reservoir adapting member operatively disposed within an ink...
Apparatus and methods for compensation of thermal and hydroscopic
expansion effects in a low cost motion...
Disclosed are apparatus and methods for compensating for the change in length of an encoder strip due to environmental effects such as temperature and humidity....
Multi-function imaging and printing device
Power supply unit
Managing jobs in shared file systems
Embodiments include methods, apparatus, and systems for managing jobs in a shared file system. One embodiment includes a method that intercepts file accesses...
Accounting for resource usage time by a virtual machine
A technique for accounting for resource usage time by virtual machines is provided according to which a virtual machine observes a non-virtual timer to...
System and method for providing compliant mapping between chip bond
locations and package bond locations for an...
A system and method for providing compliant mapping between chip bond locations of an IC and corresponding package bond locations is disclosed. Package design...
Applying power to a network interface
A host device capable of communicating with an external network. The host device may comprise a power-application unit and a network interface. The ...
Access to data stored in a file system
Presented is a method of operating a server to enable a client to access data stored by a file system. The method comprises: receiving from the client a request...
Using an encyclopedia to build user profiles
Described are various embodiments which enable organizations to track and use knowledge and expertise of their associated individuals. An organization can use...
Managing storage of data in a data structure
A particular data value is represented as a group of segments stored in corresponding entries of a data structure. Additional data values represented by...
Root cause analysis in a system having a plurality of inter-related
A method of performing root cause analysis for use in a system comprising a plurality of inter-related elements, wherein at least some of the elements...
Engine for performing root cause and effect analysis
An engine for performing root cause analysis on a system comprising a plurality of elements in a modeled domain, the engine comprising a module loader and...
Systems and methods for collaborative filtering using collaborative
A database includes a list of members of a first group, a list of members of a second group, and ratings for at least some of the members of the second group....
System and method for incorporating qualitative inputs into econometric
Methods, systems, and computer program products are provided for incorporating qualitative factors into an econometric model. Time series data describing the...
Prediction of financial performance for a given portfolio of marketing
Methods, systems, and computer program products are provided for quantifying financial impact of marketing investments. Time series data describing the...
Methods and systems for forecasting with model-based PDF estimates
Disclosed herein are systems and methods for forecasting with model-based PDF (probability density function) estimates. Some method embodiments may comprise:...
Optimizing a prediction of resource usage of multiple applications in a
Predicting resource usage of applications running in a virtual environment may include executing benchmarks in a native system and collecting first traces of...
Dynamic networking modes method and apparatus
A portable electronic device is disclosed. The portable electronic device includes a wireless transceiver, a processor coupled to the wireless transceiver, a...
Techniques for tracking destinations on a mobile computing device
Systems and techniques for tracking destinations on a mobile computing device are described. A mobile computing device may comprise or implement hardware or...
Autocropping and autolayout method for digital images
The present invention is a method for manipulating acquired digital images in a computer system, comprising creating a crop cost array for each of a set of...
One-pass filtering and infrared-visible light decorrelation to reduce
noise and distortions
A scanning device includes a scanning mechanism and a processing mechanism. The scanning mechanism scans an image fixed on a medium to generate a digital...
Encoder and decoder and methods of encoding and decoding sequence
information with inserted monitor flags
The present disclosure describes encoding sequence information into a sequence of display frames for display on a display device. An example of encoding...
Image processing method, image processing system and computer program
Provided is an image processing method for cropping at least first and second images for presentation in a template, the first image having a first feature and...
Tunable optical resonator
An optical apparatus includes a substrate comprising a layer of thermally insulating material disposed thereon; an optical resonator disposed on the layer of...
Method and apparatus for recovering a communications connection
A method and apparatus for recovering a communications connection by storing a state variable that pertains to the status of a connection. When there is a need...
An electro-optical display includes colorant particles that are suspended in a carrier fluid. The colorant particles are controlled by three different types of...
Scanning two images of media
In one implementation, a method scans a media to provide a first image and a second image. The method further subtracts the first image from the second image.