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Keypad housing configuration for a mobile computing device
A mobile computing device includes a housing, a keypad assembly, and a housing lip. The keypad assembly provides a plurality of keys on a facade of the housing....
Reducing the resolution of media data
Input data at a first resolution are received from a source. The input data are compressed. The input data can be downsampled to generate compressed downsampled...
Intrusion prevention system edge controller
A system and method for extending the implementation of one or more Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPSs) such that each user can be placed in the IPS traffic...
Graphical arrangement of IT network components
A method executed by a computer is provided of graphically arranging components of an IT network into a layered representation for visualization purposes. The...
Throttling network traffic generated by a network discovery tool during a
This invention describes a method to limit the number of concurrent discovery processes into networks based upon the network traffic volume and discovery...
Display assembly for a computing device
A display assembly is provided for a computing device. The display assembly includes an exterior shell that (i) is translucent or clear, (ii) has at least a...
Extended tape path length between nip point and guide in tape drive
One embodiment is a method that extends a tape path to compensate for misalignment between tape on a reel and a head by exiting the tape twice from a tape pack...
Apparatus and method for retaining a document during imaging
Disclosed are apparatuses and methods for holding a document sheet in place against a scanning surface of an image capture system. One such apparatus is a...
Pixel well electrodes
A pixel well includes first and second electrodes below a floor.
Methods and systems for object segmentation in digital images
Various embodiments of the present invention are directed to object segmentation of digital video streams and digital images. In one aspect, a method for...
Computing device that detects hand presence in order to automate the
transition of states
A computing device is configured to make a determination as to whether a device is being held in a hand. In response to determining that the device is being...
Multi-level nanowire structure and method of making the same
A method for making a multi-level nanowire structure includes establishing a first plurality of nanowires on a substrate surface, wherein at least some of the...
The present disclosure provides encapsulated pigments, ink-jet inks incorporating such pigments, and methods for manufacturing such pigments. In one embodiment,...
Fluid ejector structure
In one embodiment, a fluid ejector structure includes an array of fluid ejector elements; an array of fluid ejection orifices, each orifice in the array...
Sheet handling device
In one example, a sheet handling device includes: a first mechanism configured to receive a flexible sheet moving in a first direction in a first orientation...
An apparatus comprises a print device and a strap that wraps about one or more proximal phalanges such that the print device is pivotable with the proximal...
Controlling cooling fluid flow in a cooling system with a variable orifice
In a cooling system, a variable orifice controls the flow of cooling fluid through a cooling fluid flow path. The variable orifice includes an adjustable...
Tri-phase boot process in electronic devices
An electronic device network including a plurality of electronic devices. The electronic devices may each have updating software adapted to update ...
Merging sample based profiling data
In one embodiment, a computer system comprises one or more processors, and a memory module communicatively connected to the one or more processors. The memory...
Controlling file systems sharing among two or more operating system
Methods, systems, apparatuses and program products are disclosed for managing, activating and controlling file systems sharing among two or more O/S (Operating...
Changing the redundancy protection for data associated with a file
A storage subsystem provides redundancy protection for data associated with files stored in a storage subsystem. A request is received to change the redundancy...
Network management with scalable trap definitions
One embodiment disclosed relates to a process of configuring a network management system to support a new event trap. A new trap definition file is created...
According to one embodiment of the present invention, there is provided a method of analyzing a computer infrastructure providing a service, an intended quality...
Systems and methods for estimating distances using multi-resolution
Systems and methods for estimating the distance between a start point and a true endpoint in which at least two functions of differing resolutions are used. The...
Managing of items distributed in a global supply chain
A method for determining locations in a predefined area for placing a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) reader in order to obtain a full coverage of the...
Machine readable documents and reading methods
A method of independently encoding an image with two information channels comprises generating an image which encodes a primary information channel based on...
Decoding information from a captured image
A method for decoding information from a captured image is disclosed. The captured image has a plurality of color patches including a plurality of payload...
Network switch with mutually coupled look-up engine and network processor
A network switch includes a look-up engine for obtaining associated data in response to a header portion of a packet and an interlinked network processor such...
Altering the flexibility of a display device
Disclosed embodiments relate to altering the flexibility of a display device. A method for altering the flexibility of a display device may include sending a...
Energy storage discharge circuitry
Storage device discharge means and methods are provided. Printer circuitry detects one or more anomalous operating conditions and asserts a switch, shunting...
Active chiral photonic metamaterial
An active chiral photonic metamaterial having a dynamically controllable photonic material parameter is employed in a system and a method of polarization...
Simplified operation of scan based devices
A document scanner comprises a scan bed, and a processor means which is adapted to: analyse a scanned image to detect one or more defined markings on the...
Print device preconditioning
Various embodiments relating to preconditioning of a print device are disclosed.
Keypad with key pairs
A keypad has a plurality of keys. The plurality of keys includes one or more key pairs. Each of the one or more key pairs includes physically coupled first and...
Optically integrated biosensor based on optically detected magnetic
An optically integrated magnetic biosensor includes an optically detected magnetic resonance (ODMR) center and a fluidics layer configured to contain a solution...
Bi-directional control of power adapter and load
A system comprises a computer and an external power adapter configured to be connected to the computer to provide power to the computer. The computer comprises...
Methods and systems for modifying an integrity measurement based on user
A computer system is provided that comprises a processor and a Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) accessible to the processor. During a boot process, the BIOS...
Distributed differential store with non-distributed objects and
compression-enhancing data-object routing
One embodiment of the present invention provides a distributed, differential electronic-data storage system that includes client computers, component...
Skew-based costing for database queries
One embodiment is a method that determines skew to predict costs for query plans for a database query. The method selects a query plan that accounts for the...
Method and system for collecting and distributing user-created content
within a data-warehouse-based...
Embodiments of the present invention are directed to data-warehouse-based computational systems that provide for collection and distribution of user-created...
OLAP-based customer behavior profiling method and system
An OLAP-based method and system for profiling customer behavior that can be utilized to detect telecommunication fraud. First, call records are received. Next,...
Computer network management
According to one embodiment of the present invention, there is provided a method of identifying components of a computer infrastructure, comprising building a...
Apparatus and methods for providing power savings on mobile devices
Various embodiments for providing enhanced power savings in mobile computing devices are described. In one or more embodiments, a mobile computing device may...
Fast edge-preserving smoothing of images
In accordance with a method of filtering an image of image forming elements, a respective weighted average value is determined for each of selected ones of the...
Image processing method, system, and computer readable medium
Provided is a method of generating a set of cropped images from an image selection comprising: generating a plurality of sets of crops from the image...
System and method for interactive voice response enhanced out-calling
A system and method for managing telephone calls is disclosed. The method discloses: calling a contact; presenting the contact with a predetermined out-calling...
Discrete denoising using blended counts
Various embodiments of the present invention relate to a discrete denoiser that replaces symbols in a received, noisy signal with replacement symbols in order...
Thermal management systems and methods
A thermal management system is provided. The system can include an electronic device enclosure having a first surface and a second surface. At least a portion...
Remote printing system using federated identity web services
A data processing system comprises a print-enabled identity server. The print-enabled identity server comprises an identity provider operative in a federated...
Determining the illuminant in a captured scene
A method for determining an illuminant in a scene includes, applying, to sampled outputs of a sensor array used to capture the scene, a plurality of...