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20090216808DATA EXPLORATION SYSTEM - An improved data exploration system and method for analyzing and exploring complex data sets involving multiple data dimensions and multi-variable data presentations. The system can generate visual representations of complex data sets in a map format, in which symbols representing the complex data sets are plotted based on data underlying the various symbols. The positions of a first set of symbols can be plotted in the map format relative to a first axis based on the data underlying each symbol, and index numbers corresponding to a second set of symbols can be plotted in the map format along a second axis orthogonal to the first axis, thereby facilitating visual comparison and comprehension of selected characteristics of the data.08-27-2009
20090100092MULTIMEDIA PLATFORM SYNCHRONIZER - A karaoke home entertainment center for streamlining karaoke show; reduce stress, problems and time pressure on the KJ & to prevent piracy. The inventive device includes Ultimate Karaoke Book, Karaoke Rental Systems, ProPlayer, Karaoke Shoppe Download Centre, Karaoke Burning Station, Downloadable Karaoke CD+G Player, Video Library Pro, DRM and Licensing encryption engine, Pre-manufactured CD DRM. The Book eliminates the majority of KJ typing when creating or updating their book. Book with minimal player forms the Karaoke Rental System. ProPlayer incorporates super encryption Dongle or soft encryption, which permits “back-up” copy but can only be used with the original dongle. Karaoke Shoppe Download Center consists of basic computer system that can access our on-line database or come pre-loaded with encrypted songs. Karaoke burning Station Kiosk is either counter-top or stand-alone kiosks that can contain and deliver cds. Downloadable Karaoke CD+G Player is a quality karaoke player that doesn't require a special piece of hardware (other than a personal computer). It can download and play karaoke songs and be given away for free. Video Library Pro is an adaption of the book and player above designed for video professionals. There are two forms of DRM and Licensing encryption engine that perform the function of file protection. Together they form the Karaoke Home Entertainment Center.04-16-2009
20080228819Use of behavioral portraits in web site analysis - A method is provided for determining a website user behavioral portrait based on navigation on the website and dynamically reconfiguring web pages based on those portraits. In accordance with the method, data relating to the progress of a user through a website is recorded, and an ongoing behavioral portrait of the user is built based on the data. The portrait is then used to dynamically reconfigure web content.09-18-2008
20090037478DEPENDENCY PROCESSING OF COMPUTER FILES - A method and apparatus for dependency processing of computer files. An embodiment of a method for dependency processing of computer files includes receiving a data stream input at a scanner component, where the data stream input represents multiple computer files. The data stream input is scanned for data types, where scanning the data stream input includes encountering a definition of a data type; determining whether to process program elements within the data type, and, if there is a determination to process the program elements in the data type, scanning the program elements of the data type to identify usages of the data type. The identified data type definition and data type usages are provided to a listening component.02-05-2009
20090193056System And Method For Managing Legislative Information - A method for managing legislative information. in operation, legislative information, including text comprising legislative bills, is collected via an electronic search of at least one website. The text of the bills is then parsed into predefined categories. The text thus parsed is stored in a database. A search, using one of the predefined categories as search criteria, is then performed to select a subset of the bills meeting the search criteria. Information, related to the subset of the bills, is then transmitted to a requesting entity via an electronic communication.07-30-2009
20090193055METHOD FOR PRESERVING PRIVACY WITH IMAGE CAPTURE - The present invention discloses a method and system that automatically analyzes digital images containing people or objects to generate derived data from the images including non-imaging numerical data and text data. The image content of the digital image can then be destroyed and the derived data can be stored along with any associated capture metadata for use and/or analysis. By converting images containing people to derived data and associated capture metadata, which does not include images of people or likenesses of people, the privacy of the individual is maintained. The method is useful for security monitoring and advertising.07-30-2009
20090024659AUTOMATION TOOL FOR PROVIDING ACCESS TO AN ELECTRONIC DATABASE FOR BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE - A method for providing access to an electronic database for business intelligence is provided. The method includes receiving a request to create a new universe to interface with the electronic database to access the electronic database for business intelligence, receiving an input of a first set of universe details to populate the new universe, executing at least a first application macro to populate the new universe with the received first set of universe details by calling a business intelligence application to create the new universe with the populated first set of universe details; and providing the created new universe as a metadata layer that interfaces with the electronic database to provide access to the electronic database.01-22-2009
20100011024PLAYBACK APPARATUS AND DISPLAY METHOD - A playback apparatus is able to present song categories to the user that are suited to the current environmental noise. An audio pickup picks up noise data of the surrounding environment. A noise analyzer analyzes the noise data, and then extracts characteristic quantities expressing the characteristics of the noise data. A noise categorizer categorizes the noise data on the basis of the extracted noise data characteristic quantities. A content category database stores content data recorded onto a recording medium in association with categories based on characteristic quantities of the content data. A content category selector cross-references the noise data categorization result with the content category database, and on the basis thereof, selects a plurality of content data categories from among the categorized content data recorded onto the recording medium. A display unit then displays the selected plurality of content data categories.01-14-2010
20090106313Interactive prescription processing and managing system - An electronic prescription processing system. The system allows users to process prescriptions for multiple patients, access individual patient and medication data over a computer network and to use that data to perform all tasks necessary to fill and refill prescriptions including, checking for drug interactions, alerting the user of alternative medications, and numerous other tasks useful for managing one or more prescriptions for one or multiple patients.04-23-2009
20080215625Marking Sample Carriers - A method of marking a biological sample carrier by transferring information from a first information medium forming part of the sample carrier to a second information medium. The first information medium is optically readable and the second information medium is electronically readable. The method comprises the steps of determining first information from the first information medium, associating the first information with the second information medium and storing the sample carrier with the second information medium attached to the sample carrier.09-04-2008
20100049744Method and System For Determining The Altitude of a Mobile Wireless Device - A method and system for determining the three-dimensional location of a mobile wireless device. In one implementation, the device is a cellular telephone making a 911 call from one floor of a multi-story building. An embodiment of the method of the invention includes establishing a database that associates transmission metrics with altitudes of x-y coordinate locations having more than one altitude at which the mobile wireless device could be located, receiving a communication from the mobile wireless device, determining an x-y coordinate location of the mobile wireless device, measuring a transmission metric of the mobile wireless device, and consulting the database to determine the altitude from the x-y coordinate location and the measured transmission metric. The transmission metric could be, for example, the transmission time or angle of arrival of a wireless signal received from the mobile wireless device.02-25-2010
20100049743USER INTERFACE IN AN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT) SYSTEM - A method and system for improving user interfaces in IT systems is provided. In one embodiment, the method includes using a remote maintenance function by a user of a user interface in order to allow a technician to take control of a data transmission connection during operation, recording interactions implemented during the use of the remote maintenance function in a database of the manufacturer of the IT system and evaluating the recorded interactions by the manufacturer in order to derive therefrom indications of an improvement in the user interface.02-25-2010
20100049741METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING SUPPLEMENTARY CONTENT TO THE USER OF A STORED-MEDIA-CONTENT DEVICE - A method and system for providing supplementary content to the user of a stored-media-content device is presented whereby the supplementary content is filtered at least in part based on the inventory of media content accessible to the device. The system includes a program operable on a media player to generate a request for supplementary content responsive to a selection by a user of one or more of available media content stored on or accessible to the media player. A filter module is operable on the supplementary content generated responsive to the request to create a filtered subset of the supplementary content. The filter module is further operable to create the filtered subset in consideration of the available media content stored on or accessible to the media player. The subset of supplementary content is then presented to the user at the media player.02-25-2010
20080228825SYSTEM AND METHOD OF ORGANIZING DATA TO FACILITATE ACCESS AND STREAMING - File formats systems and methods are disclosed that provide a framework that integrates concepts, such as objects based audio-visual representation, meta-data and object oriented programming, to achieve a flexible and generic representation of the audiovisual information and the associated methods to operate on the audiovisual information. A system and method are disclosed for storing data processed from presentation data. The data is stored according to a method comprising coding input presentation data by identifying objects from within the presentation data, coding each object individually and organizing the coded data into access layer data units. The access layer data units are stored throughout a plurality of segments, each segment comprising a segment table in a header portion thereof and those access layer data units that are members of the respective segment, there being one entry in the segment table for each access layer data unit therein. A plurality of extended segments are also stored, each of the extended segments further comprising one or more of the access layer data units that include protocol specific data, the extended segments each represented by a extended segment header. The data of an accessible object is also stored, including an accessible object header and identifiers of the plurality of extended segments, each of the extended segments being a member of the same object.09-18-2008
20100036881Portable Audio Appliance - The presently claimed invention relate generally to portable audio devices. One claim recites a method including: receiving audio content data through an interface of a portable personal digital device capable of playing audio; storing the received audio content data in electronic memory; audibly rendering said audio content data; utilizing an electronic processor, counting a number of plays of the received audio content data; and displaying the number of plays of the received audio content data to a user of the portable personal digital device. Of course additional claims and combination are provided as well.02-11-2010
20090187597INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, DISPLAY DATA PROVIDING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - There is provided an information processing device capable of communicating with a purchase history storage device for storing purchase history data and a display device, the information processing device including a storage unit for storing user image data and property data; a communication unit; a purchase history data acquiring unit for acquiring the purchase history data; a property data recording unit for generating and recording the property data based on the purchase history data; a property data updating unit for updating the property data to property data including a second property image represented with a time interval from when the user purchased the property until present based on the property data and time information; and a display data generating unit for generating display data shown with the user image and an image of the property according to the display request.07-23-2009
20100042652System for tracking distribution for internet-distributed works of authorship - A system for use on the Internet to allow automated licensing of works of authorship and access to information about licenses which have been granted. A unique work identifier is issued to each of a large number of works of authorship, most of which are available on the Internet, but some of which are not. When the works are published, whether or not on the Internet, the unique work identifier is included. The work identifier may also identify a distributor, or chain-of-distributors, through which the work has been licensed. The unique identifier leads to a web page where a user can accept an offered license to do one or more of: reproduce, distribute, perform, display, or prepare derivative works. The system then automatically generates a unique license identifier which is placed in each copy of the work prepared by the licensee. The license identifier permits tracking of further licensing.02-18-2010
20100042651Map Updating System, Methods and Programs - Map updating systems, methods, and programs that store map information, including one or more pieces of difference update information, obtain the one or more pieces of difference update information used for updating a part of the map information, and update the map information based on the one or more pieces of difference update information. The systems, methods, and programs obtain total update information used for updating an entirety of the memory to a new piece of map information, update the map information based on the total update information, compare a version of the total update information used in the total update with each of versions of the one or more pieces of difference update information stored in the memory, extract any of the one or more pieces of difference update information judged to be newer and update the map information based on the difference update information.02-18-2010
20100042650Digital Slate - Some embodiments provide a method performed by a digital slate. The method receives input of a first set of metadata for a particular video clip from a user. The method receives a second set of metadata for the particular video clip from a camera as the camera films the particular video clip. The method embeds the first and second sets of metadata in a data storage structure. The method transmits the data structure for later use in matching the first and second sets of metadata with the particular video clip. Some embodiments display at least a portion of the stored metadata about the particular video clip in front of a camera at the start of the particular video clip.02-18-2010
20100042649SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING COMPUTER OPERATIONS ACCORDING TO STORED USER PREFERENCES - A system and method for managing computer operations according to stored user preferences is disclosed. The system includes a calendar module for scheduling an event and centrally storing the user preferences regarding the computer operations during the event, and a controller module for retrieving the user preferences centrally stored in the calendar module and centrally controlling the computer operations according to the user preferences during the event.02-18-2010
20100042648ORDERING CONTENT IN SOCIAL NETWORKING APPLICATIONS - Methods, systems, and computer readable media for ordering content in social networking applications are described. A plurality of shared content pieces are received, that are viewable and accessible by at least one viewer. The shared content pieces are displayed in an initial order, wherein the displayed shared content pieces are accessed in a viewer order determined by an individual viewer. The viewer order and the identity of the individual viewer are received and stored in a data store, and the initial order is changed based at least in part upon at least one of the viewer order and the identity of the individual viewer, thereby providing an adjusted order.02-18-2010
20100042647METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR RECORDING REAL-TIME COMMUNICATIONS - An approach is provided for buffering and recording real-time communications and then delivering the recorded communication to a user-specified device in a user-specified format.02-18-2010
20100042654Method and System for Updating Playlists - Improved techniques for automatic (or dynamic) updating (or maintaining) of playlists for a media system that stores and plays media content for a user of the media system. The automatic update to playlists can occur when additional media content is added to or removed from the media system. The automatic update to playlists can also occur when previously stored media content is otherwise altered.02-18-2010
20100042653DYNAMIC MEDIA OBJECT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - A dynamic media object management system that communicates media objects such as imagery with source media modalities including medical imaging systems and media archival, review, and analysis workstations, among other types of systems. The system includes a management console with a user interactive subsystems controller that may include one or more parameter databases populated via the user interactive subsystems controller with media tag transfer syntaxes, media format mapping protocols, compatibility matrices, and media processing rules that may include technologist reviewer routing rules, communication schedules, and other types of predetermined and, or predefined parameters. The system may also include, among other components, a modality services subsystem that can communicate media objects within and outside the system. A media object processor interoperates with the system components and dynamically normalizes and maps and routes and schedules the media objects to the specifications of the user, for high-speed communication with the workstations.02-18-2010
20090157755ELECTRONIC DEVICE - In a state where the entry word “account” retrieved from a dictionary and its explanatory information have been displayed, when the entry memo “Test point to notice” is input in handwritten characters at a handwriting input unit, the entry memo is caused to correspond to the retrieved entry word “account” and then registered. When the desired entry memo “Test point to notice” is selected from a list of the registered entry memos, the entry word “account” caused to correspond to the entry memo and its explanatory information are displayed immediately. Accordingly, as with a paper dictionary, an entry memo in which handwritten characters have been written as needed is related to the desired entry word and its explanatory information. Using the entry memo data as if it were a sticky note enables the desired entry word to be displayed easily and quickly.06-18-2009
20090157754System for the Centralized Storage of Wireless Customer Information - A system for storing subscriber information in a centralized location includes a processor, memory coupled to the processor, and a data storage device coupled to the processor. The data storage device includes a subscriber profile portion for storing personal information about a subscriber. The subscriber profile portion includes a subscriber identification portion for storing an identification string. The subscriber profile portion is associated with an account type portion for storing account information, a portal portion for storing portal information, and an account status portion for storing account status information. The data storage device further includes a subscription portion for storing subscription information. The subscription portion is associated with a device portion for storing device information, a services portion for storing services information, and a mobile subscription portion for storing mobile subscription information.06-18-2009
20090157751Methods and systems for specifying an avatar - Avatars, methods, apparatuses, computer program products, devices and systems are described that carry out presenting at least one characteristic to at least one member of a population cohort; measuring at least one physiologic activity of the at least one member of the population cohort, the at least one physiologic activity proximate to the at least one presented characteristic; associating the at least one physiological activity with at least one mental state; and specifying at least one avatar attribute based on the at least one mental state.06-18-2009
20090157748SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SEEKABLE LAYER FILE ENCODING AND DECODING - The present invention provides for efficient random access to the contents of files encoded with two or more layers of standard or custom encoding. In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, a file of transaction messages are encoded by dividing the file into multiple discretely-sized, blocks of data are independently encoded. When information in a certain transaction message within the unencoded file is requested, only the encoded block(s) containing that transaction message is decoded.06-18-2009
20090157747Administering A Digital Media File Having One Or More Potentially Offensive Portions - Methods, digital media files, apparatus, and products for administering a digital media file having one or more potentially offensive portions are described that include inserting in the digital media file at least one tag identifying as potentially offensive a portion of the digital media file, the tag also identifying a location of the potentially offensive portion in the digital media file; and transmitting the digital media file with the tag to a playback device.06-18-2009
20090157746Method For Capturing Utility Equipment Data - A method for capturing information regarding utility equipment installed at a location comprises the steps of making a site visit to the location; recording voice narration about the utility equipment as the utility equipment is inspected by a narrator during the site visit; recording video of the utility equipment during the site visit; recording identification information for identifying the utility equipment; and entering attribute data corresponding to the utility equipment into a database, wherein the entered attribute data includes data derived from the recorded voice narration, the recorded video, and the recorded identification information. In an embodiment of the invention, the steps of recording voice narration, recording video, and recording identification information are performed simultaneously using a camcorder connected to a GPS receiver via an encoder such that location coordinates are recorded as audio frequency shift keying (AFSK) tones in an audio channel of the camcorder.06-18-2009
20090157744SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING THREAT LOCATIONS - A system and method for identifying threat locations including a receiver to receive threat data identifying a threat, one or more processors configured to retrieve location data from one or more databases based on the threat data, and an output to provide floor plan information identifying threat location based on the location data at a display.06-18-2009
20090157743MEDIA FILE GENERATION METHOD AND MEDIA PLAYBACK METHOD - A media file generation method for use in a device having at least one video source is provided. At least one frame is received from the at least one video source. A media file is generated by recording the received frame and a specific number corresponding to the video source transmitting the frame along a timeline.06-18-2009
20090157742On Demand Capture of Database Application Environmental Resources - A method and apparatus for tracking a plurality of database resource consumers is provided. A request is received from a job for a database resource of a plurality of resources. Based on the request, a database resource allocation amount for the job is updated. The database resource allocation amount specifies an amount of the database resource allocated to the job. It is determined whether the job is a primary consumer for the resource. A primary consumer is defined according to a consumption of the database resource relative to other database resource consumers. The determining is based on the database resource amount allocated to the job; and a respective database resource amount allocated to each of the plurality of database resource consumers. Upon determining that the job is one of the plurality of primary consumers, the job is added to a stored list identifying the primary consumers for the database resource.06-18-2009
20090157749SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CAPTURING AND STORING QUALITY FEEDBACK INFORMATION IN A RELATIONAL DATABASE SYSTEM - A computer implemented method of and system for capturing, storing and organizing quality feedback information associated with products sold by a retail enterprise. The quality feedback information is stored and organized within a relational database in accordance with a logical data model comprising a plurality of entities and relationships defining the manner in which quality feedback information is stored and organized within the relational database. The relational database, populated with quality feedback information, provides the retail enterprise with the means to analyze and improve retail operations, to better manage store inventory, and more efficiently manage product sales and returns.06-18-2009
20090138518Proxy Server for Distributing Aircraft Software Parts - A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer program product for managing aircraft software parts. In one advantageous embodiment, a method includes retrieving a set of aircraft software parts and metadata about the set of aircraft software parts from a library in an aircraft network data processing system to form a set of retrieved aircraft software parts. The set of aircraft software parts is stored in a file system. Metadata is stored in a database. The set of aircraft software parts and the metadata is sent to an onboard electronic distribution system, a communications link between an on ground component interface, and the onboard electronic distribution system. Status information about activity on the communications link is maintained.05-28-2009
20090138506SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR BANNING TAGS - An embodiment relates generally to a method of editorial control. The method includes providing for at least one piece of content and determining a set of banned tags. Each banned tag is prevented from being applied to the at least one piece of content. The method also includes associating the set of banned tags to the at least one piece of content as a policy and receiving a tag term for the at least one piece of content at the first website. The method further includes comparing the tag term with the policy.05-28-2009
20090177690Determining an Optimal Solution Set Based on Human Selection - An exemplary method of determining a set of optimal solutions for a problem includes the steps of determining a set of probable solutions for the problem; presenting the set of probable solutions to at least one human expert; receiving at least one selection by the at least one human expert of at least one solution from the set of probable solutions; and determining a set of optimal solutions from the set of probable solutions based at least in part on the at least one selection by the at least one human expert. The method may also include steps of presenting at least one of the set of probable solutions and the set of optimal solutions to at least another human expert; permitting the at least another human expert to select at least one solution from at least one of the set of probable solutions and the set of optimal solutions; and determining a set of optimal solutions from the set of probable solutions based at least in part on the at least one selection by the at least one human expert and the at least one selection by the at least another human expert.07-09-2009
20090125555METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FLEXIBLE ARCHIVING - Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a system and method for selectively archiving medical imaging data. The method comprises receiving criteria to selectively archive medical imaging data. The criteria may include but is not limited to, for example, one of the following: modality, procedure code, institution, department, physician, data type, patient demographics. The method may also include acquiring medical imaging data. The medical imaging data may have associated information, for example header information or image data. The method may also include comparing the associated information with the criteria. The medical images having associated information that satisfies the criteria is archived and the medical images having associated information that does not satisfy the criteria is discarded.05-14-2009
20090125554STATISTICAL PROCESS CONTROL RESOURCE TRACKER - A method of monitoring performance data from at least one resource configures at least one resource to automatically transmit performance data, and registers the at least one resource in a relational database. Performance data is collected from the at least one resource, and is stored in the database. An actor provides input, and performance data is reported to the actor in response to the input.05-14-2009
20090125560INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM - An information processing apparatus comprises, a storage unit configured to store image data and metadata of the image data, a reception unit configured to receive designation of at least two of the image data stored in the storage unit and designation of metadata to be newly added to the designated image data, a first selection unit configured to select, from the image data stored in the storage unit, other image data which has the same metadata as all metadata common to the designated image data, and a control unit configured to add the metadata to be newly added to the metadata of each of the designated image data and the selected other image data and storing the image data in the storage unit.05-14-2009
20090125559METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR CREATING INTEREST INFORMATION - A frame number of a frame in interest (playback position identification information) in which a correlated region can be traced based on a certain initial reference region (for example, an interesting region on which user-designated addresses concentrate), position coordinates of an interesting region (coordinates identification information), and position coordinates of the correlated region (coordinates identification information) are associated with designation information as interest information and stored in the interest information DB. An analyst of user interest (a distributor of related information) can know which element in a content a user is especially interested in by collating the actual moving image content with the interest information and can register appropriate related information based on the interest.05-14-2009
20090125558Card authorization terminal system and card management method using the same - A card authorization terminal system of present invention includes a card identifying unit, a database management unit, and an authorization processing unit. The card identifying unit deciphers card property information stored in a card and determines whether the card is valid. The database management unit determines final card property information based on the card property information deciphered by the card identifying unit and property change information stored in the database management unit. The authorization processing unit calculates charges and processes card transactions based on the final card property information generated by the database management unit. The database management unit generates identification numbers sequentially assigned from a predetermined number with respect to respective card numbers corresponding to the property change information, stores the identification number and the property change information corresponding to the identification numbers, and determines the final card property information corresponding to the card property information based on the stored property change information.05-14-2009
20090125557LOG RECORDING APPARATUS - It is possible to leave records with which analysis of a cause can be efficiently performed when a trouble occurs in an observation target system and realize reduction in the size of the records at the time of recording. The present invention is proposed as a log recording apparatus. This log recording apparatus is provided with: a cell number storage unit to store a cell number table with cell numbers, each being data for identifying a cell number from a state/event combination; a cell number generation unit acquiring data indicating an event and a state from an observation target system, to determine a cell number corresponding to the event and the state with the use of the cell number table stored in the cell number table storage unit and the data indicating the event and the state; a log data generation unit to generate log data which includes the cell number determined by the cell number generation unit; and a log data recording unit to record the log data generated by the log data generation unit.05-14-2009
20090125556Website for presenting videos related to homes for sale and other places of interest within a specified region - A website is disclosed exclusively for distributing videos relating to homes for sale or rent, restaurants, schools, hotels, museums, tourist attractions, and other places of interest within a specified region. The website includes a database of videos and related information, a home webpage where location information such as a zip code or address and other specific characteristics are entered, and a second webpage where a list of places of interest that satisfy the specified criteria is presented, and where in some embodiments the search can be narrowed. In one aspect, the home webpage allows only input of location information. Preferred embodiments allow definition of a region according to a maximum distance or travel time from a location. Some embodiments display locating information and/or videos and other information regarding real estate agents or other subscribers. Preferred embodiments also provide for linking or embedding of videos in email, blogs, other websites, etc.05-14-2009
20090125553ASYNCHRONOUS PROCESSING AND FUNCTION SHIPPING IN SSIS - Systems and methods that integrate data and business logic/functions associated with a data flow. An encapsulation component packages data flow and business logic together as part of a message based asynchronous execution. Such encapsulation component spans a single logical data flow across multiple servers and supports distributed processing, wherein by serializing the function and logic and encapsulating a message in conjunction with data, a unit of work that requires completion can be sent in the message to a server as part of a plurality of servers.05-14-2009
20090125552INTELLIGENT SEED TREATMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD - A system and method for treating a least a portion of an initial seed sample to create one or more treated seed samples is provided. In various embodiments, one or more seed treatment apparatus components are in communication with one or more controllers such that seed samples treated by a seed treater may be treated at least in part based on one or more instruction sets that may be associated with one or more research plans. As a result, the method and system are configured to accurately, consistently, and predictably treat seed samples, and to adapt and change the treatment of seed samples based on changing research plans.05-14-2009
20090125551SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BROAD-BASED NEUROTOXIN-RELATED GENE MUTATION ASSOCIATION - Broad-based genetic mutation association gene transcript test and data structure. Genetic mutation considerations for this unique test include a custom set of genetic sequences associated in peer-reviewed literature with various known genetic mutation related to exposure to toxic substances. Such genetic mutations include specific gene sequence alterations based on exposure to diesel fuel, aviation fuel, jet fuel, and many other toxic substances often needed in the aviation and refining industries. The base dataset may be developed through clinical samples obtained by third-parties. Online access of real-time phenotype/genotype associative testing for physicians and patients may be promoted through an analysis of a customized microarray testing service.05-14-2009
20090119337INDIVIDUAL ASSESSMENT AND CLASSIFICATION OF COMPLEX DISEASES BY A DATA-BASED CLINICAL DISEASE PROFILE - An tool and method is disclosed to assess disease activity and to classify complex diseases using basic clinical data. The tools and methods allow identifying and consulting affected individuals based on comprehensive bedside examinations and thus provide a basis for the personalized management of complex diseases.05-07-2009
20090119336APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CATEGORIZING ENTITIES BASED ON TIME-SERIES RELATION GRAPHS - The present invention provides an apparatus and a method for categorizing entities based on time-series relation graphs. In each of the time-series relation graphs within a prescribed time period, nodes represent entities, and links between the nodes represent entity relations in a corresponding time unit. The inventive apparatus for categorizing entities based on time-series relation graphs comprises: a time-series relation graph categorizing means for categorizing the nodes in each of the time-series relation graphs to generate a node category result for the corresponding time unit in time sequence; and a category result post-processing means for post-processing all the node category results for the corresponding time units in time sequence generated by the time-series relation graph categorizing means to generate finally categorized nodes.05-07-2009
20090119335ACTIVE BUTTON - Provided is an active button including a contents output unit for outputting contents, and a button for acting, when selected, as a trigger to make access to a specific information source registered. Further included is means for acquiring button recommending information indicating that the specific information source can provide information relating to the contents. In case the button recommending information is acquired, a button mode is changed to inform a viewer of that acquisition.05-07-2009
20090119333Methods, Systems, And Computer Readable Media For Associating Information With A Digital Image - The subject matter described herein includes methods, systems, and computer readable media for associating information with a digital image. According to one method, a digital image having associated metadata that corresponds to a first entity in a dataset that includes hierarchical relationships between entities is received. A subject perspective is identified for the digital image for a subject corresponding to a second entity in the dataset. Information for the digital images retrieved from the dataset based on a hierarchical relationship between the first and second entities in the dataset. The retrieved information is associated with the digital image.05-07-2009
20090119332Method And System For Providing A Media Transition Having A Temporal Link To Presentable Media Available From A Remote Content Provider - Methods and systems are described for providing a media transition having a temporal link to presentable media available from a remote content provider. One method includes receiving user input for presenting a media grouping comprising a plurality of media objects including stored media files and a media transition. When the media grouping is presented, the stored media files and the media transition are presented in an interleaved manner. The method further includes receiving an indication that presentable media associated with the media transition is available from a remote content provider, and in response to receiving such an indication, providing in the media transition a temporal link to the presentable media available from the remote content provider. The temporal link is enabled for activation via a user interface only while the media transition is presented so that the associated presentable media is presented when the temporal link is activated.05-07-2009
20090043821INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING PROGRAM - An information processing apparatus is provided, the information processing apparatus being capable of automating an editing work or the like of captured moving image without providing a specific arrangement, for example, to a moving-image capturing apparatus.02-12-2009
20090043817SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGEMENT OF RESEARCH SUBJECT OR PATIENT EVENTS FOR CLINICAL RESEARCH TRIALS - A system and method for managing clinical research trials is disclosed. The system and method may include a centralized secure database with information on clinical research trial participants, clinical research trial events, investigator and administrator inputs, and communication of participants, investigators and administrators. In one embodiment, the system and method allows investigators to contact participants without disclosing confidential contact information of the participants to the investigators by storing health information and contact information in separate databases. In one embodiment, administrators may access clinical research trial information through a secure web portal.02-12-2009
20090043816METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING MEDIA-EXCHANGEABLE MULTIMEDIA DATA, AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECONSTRUCTING MEDIA-EXCHANGEABLE MULTIMEDIA DATA - A method of generating multimedia data is provided. The method includes generating a scene tree by allocating at least one piece of object information to each of a plurality of nodes and then linking the nodes based on the relationship between a plurality of pieces of object information allocated to the nodes, adding a null node to which the object information of an exchangeable media object is allocated, and thereafter recording the null node in a scene descriptor area in a scene description language.02-12-2009
20090043815SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING DOWNLOADED DATA - A system for processing downloaded data is provided. The system includes a local server, a database server, an image storage server and a plurality of client computers. The database server, the image storage server and the client computers are connected to the local server. The local server is configured for downloading data from a remote server, parsing the downloaded data and replacing URL information of each image in the downloaded data to a predetermined character string, and changing the character strings to default local URLs that can display the images, when the client computers request to access the downloaded data. A related method is also provided.02-12-2009
20090043813Embedding a Representation of an Item in a Host - Functionality is described for creating objects that represent respective items provided in a store. The objects can be embedded in various hosts, such as network-accessible pages (e.g., web pages), network-accessible journals (e.g., blogs), messages (e.g., Emails), and so on. Consumers can activate the objects in the hosts to retrieve information associated with the corresponding items. According to one illustrative feature, the functionality provides a general interface for creating objects for different types of items stored in the store, including file items of various kinds (e.g., text files, image files, audio files, spreadsheet files, video files, etc.), list items, folder items, and so on. According to another illustrative feature, the functionality provides an interface for allowing users to customize various aspects of objects.02-12-2009
20090043812INFORMATION ASSESSMENT ASSOCIATE FOR CHECKPOINT OPERATIONS - In accordance with an embodiment, a method includes receiving, by a computing environment, one or more answers to one or more questions from an assessing agent at a security checkpoint. The agent interrogates a party attempting to pass through the security checkpoint with questions. The questions are provided to the agent in real time by the computing environment. The party being interrogated providing the answers. Subsequent answers are dynamically correlated in real time with previously received answers, and with either or both of real time and/or stored security data until a security status is established. A security status for the party is determined in real time based on the results of the correlating. The security status of the party is communicated to the assessing agent in real time.02-12-2009
20090043811Information processing apparatus, method and program - The present invention relates to an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a program in which a content piece matching preference information of a user or a content piece similar to a specified content piece can be searched for with a smaller amount of computation and can be provided to the user. Each of items of metadata (such as title, artist name, genre, review text, tempo, beat, and rhythm) of music is classified into any of cluster layers (first to n-th layers), and is classified (clustering) into a plurality of clusters provided in the cluster layers into which actual information of each of the items is classified. Then, instead of the metadata, cluster information including cluster IDs (such as CL02-12-2009
20090327348JOB SUPPORT SYSTEM AND ITS METHOD - Action frame table part 12-31-2009
20090319569CONTEXT PLATFORM - A context store holding one or more context items is accessible by one or more domain interpreters. Each context item includes a unique identifier and one or more context-describing values. The domain interpreters include context providers for loading a context item with context-describing values and/or context consumers for taking context-describing values from a context item.12-24-2009
20090307270System and method for providing device-specific data application - A system and a method for providing a device-specific data application are disclosed. In accordance with the system and the method of the present invention, a digital media playback apparatus is provide with one of one or more data applications optimized for the digital media playback apparatus stored in a storage device to prevent a failure in executing the data application due to a system specifications and manufacturer thereof.12-10-2009
20090307269Normative database system and method - A computerized system and method is provided for managing normative data for metrics and comparing those normative data with metric values for a subject. The normative database provides a means for storing and utilizing normative data from multiple studies and the system automatically determines, or optionally allows a user to determine, which studies will be used in the comparison. The system also optionally allows a user to modify normative data in the normative database or add normative data to the normative database. The system generates images showing the relationship of the metric values to the normative data, optionally utilizing one or more thresholds extracted from the database or provided by the user.12-10-2009
20090307268Systems and Methods to Plan Events at Different Locations - Systems and methods are provided to specify a location of a planned event via a selection of a listing that has location information. For example, in response to a search request a listing may show a business entity at a geographic location; and the user may select the listing as a way to specify the location of a new event or an existing event. In some embodiments, one event can have multiple listings specifying multiple locations.12-10-2009
20090307267REAL-TIME DYNAMIC AND SYNCHRONIZED CAPTIONING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR USE IN THE STREAMING OF MULTIMEDIA DATA - A dynamic and synchronized real-time captioning system and method for streaming media. A streaming encoder module can provide a code injection to marry textual data and audio/video (AV) data in order to form a text and/or audio stream. A streaming control module can allow an end-user to specify font format utilized to embed into an AV stream. A delay enhancement tool can be adapted to adjust speed of the text and/or audio stream, which allows the end-user to receive the text and/or audio stream at a proper speed. A customized graphical user interface (CGUI) can be adapted to assist with streaming administration to provide an encoding option, caption source location, delay control and slide control. Therefore, the captioning system can be able to synchronize and deliver the textual data and the AV data for live media streaming at an end-user's system.12-10-2009
20090112926Utilizing Presence Data Associated with a Resource - In one embodiment, a method includes subscribing to a resource that is associated with one or more sensors and receiving presence data originating from the one or more sensors. The method includes determining a status associated with the resource based on the presence data originating from the one or more sensors, wherein the presence data is associated with the resource, updating the status associated with the resource based on the presence data, and displaying the updated status associated with the resource.04-30-2009
20090106317METHODS OF IDENTIFYING ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY BUSINESSES OR INDIVIDUALS - This disclosure relates to techniques for a computer-implemented method which receives user input that specifies values for predetermined questions provided in an environmental questionnaire, identifies environmentally friendly businesses or individuals by analyzing the user input values and determining those businesses or individuals that meet predetermined minimum requirements, and stores a list of the identified businesses or individuals within a database.04-23-2009
20090106311SEARCH AND FIND SYSTEM FOR FACILITATING RETRIEVAL OF INFORMATION - The present invention relates to an apparatus and a method for use in retrieving information from a physician practice management system and providing the retrieved information to a laboratory information system. The physician practice management system includes a first database for storing therein a plurality of first patient records, each of which corresponds to a patient. The apparatus includes an application for generating a search request based on a search criterion supplied by a user and a second database for storing a plurality of second records, each of which corresponds to one of the first records stored in the first database. The apparatus also includes a search engine for conducting a search through the second database in response to the search request received from the application and for retrieving at least one of the second records based on the search criterion. The application is configured to provide to the user the at least one of the second records retrieved from the second database. In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, the apparatus is provided with a synchronizing system for synchronizing the second records with the first records.04-23-2009
20090094279Dynamic Distribution of Content - Systems, methods and computer program products for information sharing are provided. In one embodiment, the method comprises generating metadata associated with content stored in a content repository accessible to a community having a plurality of members, wherein the metadata which is stored in the community's registry, is utilized by a community member to determine attributes associated with the content and its subcontents, such that the community member is provided with access to a compilation of information in the subcontents according to a category of interest and based on information in the metadata, and preferably, the community member generates more metadata which is stored in another community's registry associated with the content such that another community member is provided with access to a second compilation of information in the subcontents.04-09-2009
20090094287Computerized Game and Associated Physical Game Piece for Trading and Tracking via an Online Community - A computerized game and physical game piece provide the basis for establishing communication among members of an online community. An individual purchases or trades for a game piece which has a serial number thereon. The game piece also has a design that is representative of a message that individuals desire to convey. The game pieces are carried in a holder that allows for convenient trading of game pieces in the real world. Upon receiving a game piece, the individual registers the game piece on a website and is given access to a game piece profile and member profiles on the systems. Communications between members of the online community are based upon common ownership of the game piece. The online community includes messaging among members and online discussions regarding the game pieces and the messages thereon. The website tracks the series of possessors of game pieces and their real world locations.04-09-2009
20090094286System for Remote Access to Media, and Reaction and Survey Data From Viewers of the Media - Embodiments are described that enable remote and interactive access, navigation, and analysis of reactions from viewers to a media instance. The reactions include physiological responses, survey results, verbatim feedback, event-based metadata, and derived statistics for indicators of success and failure from the viewers. The reactions are aggregated, and an interface enables remote access and navigation of the media instance, aggregated physiological responses synchronized with the media instance, survey results, and/or verbatim feedback related to the media instance. This enables users to interactively divide, dissect, parse, and analyze the reactions as they prefer. This automation provides an automated process enabling non-experts to understand complex physiological data, and to organize presentation of complex data according to their needs so as to present conclusions as appropriate to the media instance.04-09-2009
20090094284INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, CONTENT USING SYSTEM, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM - An information processing device for executing playback processing of a disc recorded content, includes: a data processing unit configured to employ a playlist where content playback order information has been recorded to execute playback of a content; and a local storage unit storing a content; wherein the data processing unit plays a local storage unit stored content instead of a disc recorded content specified with the playlist by content obtaining processing employing mapping information for obtaining a local storage unit stored content as a playback content by employing a disc recorded content information recorded in the playlist. Thus, for example, processing can be performed such that a new commercial content provided by a server is played instead of an old commercial content recorded in a disc.04-09-2009
20090094283ACTIVE USE LOOKUP VIA MOBILE DEVICE - A system and methodology that enables a mobile device user to privately retrieve information while engaged in an active communication session is provided. The innovation enables a user to prompt lookup and retrieval of information (e.g., calendar appointments, contact information, task information) without interruption of the active communication session. The content of the information can be configured and conveyed by way of private audible feedback only detectible by the requesting party.04-09-2009
20090094282Systems and methods for correlating past epigenetic information with past disability data - A method includes receiving epigenetic information associated with at least a first individual for at least a first epigenetic-information interval of time, receiving disability data associated with at least a first individual for at least a first disability-data interval of time, and/or correlating the epigenetic information associated with at least a first individual for at least a first epigenetic-information interval of time with the disability data associated with at least a first individual for at least a first disability-data interval of time.04-09-2009
20090094280METHOD OF COMBINING PERSONAL MEDIA FILES WITH A DIGITAL MAP - A method of combining personal media files with a digital map has (a) obtaining original information including a tracking information and multiple personal media files; (b) matching each media file to the corresponding tracking coordinates and recording matched points; (c) generating a displaying program codes to display a tracking pattern and media file on a browser; and (d) packing the matched media files, the tracking information and the generating the displaying program codes to HTML/MHTML format file. Therefore, the user generates the HTML/MHTML format file by the local computer and IE browser directly executes the HTML/MHTML format file to play the personal media files without other plug-in software.04-09-2009
20090292728Human Resources Employment Product - Various embodiments of this invention disclose a computer-aided human resources employment system and method that electronically captures and shares, in real-time, human resources and unemployment events and the completed forms that relate to those events. Other embodiments of this invention disclose a computer-aided system for managing human resources and unemployment forms and data captured in those forms. Another embodiment of the invention relates to a system and method for managing unemployment claims. This invention also relates to a human resources employment computer-based product that manages human resources and unemployment forms and database information.11-26-2009
20090282079METHOD OF TRANSFERRING DATA - In a telemonitoring system, a number of telemonitoring devices collect patient data. If an abnormality occurs, a monitoring center is sent a signal. Depending on the abnormality, the monitoring center may request more patient data in order to analyze and evaluate the occurred abnormality. To this end, the patient may be requested to send the telemonitoring devices to the monitoring center. In order to minimize overhead costs and increase efficiency, the present invention provides a method and system for transferring the requested data to a minimum number of selected devices, preferably one selected device, so that a minimum number of selected devices needs to be sent to the monitoring center.11-12-2009
20090276460SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY PROCESSING CANDIDATE RESUMES AND JOB SPECIFICATIONS EXPRESSED IN NATURAL LANGUAGE BY AUTOMATICALLY ADDING CLASSIFICATION TAGS TO IMPROVE MATCHING OF CANDIDATES TO JOB SPECIFICATIONS - Systems and methods for automatically processing candidate resumes and job specifications expressed in natural language by automatically adding classification tags to improve matching of candidates to job specifications. Methods and systems process candidate resumes and job specifications to match candidates with job specifications. Candidate resumes and job specifications are received in electronic form and expressed in natural language. They are then analyzed to produce a set of normalized elements to represent said candidate resumes and job specifications. They are also analyzed to automatically assign at least one of an occupation classification, an industry classification, a functional area classification a level classification, and a years experience classification to the job specification.11-05-2009
20090271441Detailed data aggregation apparatus and method - A detailed data aggregation apparatus holds detailed data of a plurality of events and a transcription and replenishment rule. In the rule, a plurality of common items, which are common to different events as a minimum unit of aggregation, are defined, and a transcription instruction (for instructing to transcribe a value corresponding to an event definition item to a value corresponding to the common item) and a replenishment instruction (for instructing to replenish a value to be replenished as the value corresponding to the common item) are described, associated with each common item for each event. Regarding the held detailed data, transcribed/replenished detailed data including values corresponding to the common items is created from the respective detailed data according to the transcription instruction or replenishment instruction. The apparatus aggregates the created data in a unit of predetermined common item specified as a unit of aggregation or in a unit of combination of predetermined common items.10-29-2009
20090271440Personal Address Book Communication Service - A communication service is provided for establishing via a communication network a communication from a first party to a second party. The service receives from the first party data including a first identifier for identifying the first party to the service, and a second identifier for identifying the second party to the service when combined with the first identifier. The data is used as an entry to a database for determining a communication address of the second party. The service then initiates the communication between the first and second parties on the basis of the communication address determined.10-29-2009
20090271439SYSTEMS TO IMPLEMENT BUSINESS PROCESSES IN COMPUTING ENVIRONMENT - A system to identify a markup language file describing a business process, create a mapping of dimensions of the business process to dimensions of a target computing environment, and implement the business process in the target computing system based on the mapping and the markup language file.10-29-2009
20090271438Signaling Correspondence Between A Meeting Agenda And A Meeting Discussion - Methods, apparatus, and products are disclosed for signaling correspondence between a meeting agenda and a meeting discussion that include: receiving a meeting agenda specifying one or more topics for a meeting; analyzing, for each topic, one or more documents to identify topic keywords for that topic; receiving meeting discussions among participants for the meeting; identifying a current topic for the meeting in dependence upon the meeting agenda; determining a correspondence indicator in dependence upon the meeting discussions and the topic keywords for the current topic, the correspondence indicator specifying the correspondence between the meeting agenda and the meeting discussion; and rendering the correspondence indicator to the participants of the meeting.10-29-2009
20090271437DETERMINING COMPUTER INFORMATION FROM PROCESSOR PROPERTIES - Described is a technology by which directly ascertainable properties of a processor are collected, and used as a key to access other information about the processor, such as age-related information maintained in a separate lookup table. If a matching entry is not found, the property information may be added to an unknown list and/or used to dynamically update the lookup table. A data structure such as a record comprises a set of fields including fields containing data representative of properties of a processor, a key value determined from the data in at least some of the fields and an identifier that identifies the processor relative to other processors of other computing devices. The fields may include manufacturer data, brand identifier data, cache information, normalized processor speed data, mobile chip information and/or CPU model data.10-29-2009
20090089333Method and system for analyzing operating condition - An apparatus has an information collecting section serving as information acquisition section that collects data which are to serve as original data for an index value and a report receiving section that receives a report. A report preparation system has an index value receiving section that receives an index value transmitted from the apparatus; an index value storage section that stores received index values; an index value analysis section serving as analysis section that performs predetermined analysis by use of the stored index values; a report preparation section that makes up a report on the basis of a result of analysis performed by the index value analysis section; a report storage section that stores prepared reports; and a report transmission section that transmits, as required, the stored reports.04-02-2009
20090077130System and Method for Providing a Social Network Aware Input Dictionary - A system and method for providing a social network aware input dictionary are provided. A social network of users is monitored to determine the words and terms utilized by the users as part of their communication and interaction within the social network. Words and terms are ranked, or prioritized, within the social network based on a determined increase/decrease in popularity of the words/terms as determined from the monitoring of the social network. Based on the ranking of these words/terms, individual input dictionaries associated with devices used by the users of the social network may be automatically updated to include/remove these words/terms and/or increase/decrease a relative priority of the words/terms within the input dictionaries. Such automatic updating may be performed regardless of whether the particular user has used the word/term or not.03-19-2009
20090070370TRACKBACKS FOR MEDIA ASSETS - Methods for creating a compilation of media assets and tracking uses of media assets are provided. In one example, the method includes generating a playlist referencing a first media asset and a second media asset, wherein the first media asset has a reference associated therewith (e.g., a tag or item in a database) identifying a source of the first media asset, and causing display of the first media asset and the second media asset per the playlist. The reference may also identify subsequent uses of the media asset, which may provide for tracking uses of the media asset, bidirectional linking of users of the media assets, e.g., linking of users, blog pages, websites, etc., using common media assets (even if within compilation or remixed media assets), and so on.03-12-2009
20090030947Information processing device, information processing method, and program therefor - An information processing device processes content according to an identified category for the content, the category being identified by first extracting characteristic data from the content. An extractor extracts characteristic data from the content. An identifying component identifies a category for the content on the basis of the characteristic data extracted by the extracting means. An executing component executes set processing of the content using a method according to the category identified by the identifying component. In so doing, the optimal content category for the set processing is identified.01-29-2009
20090030946Indication-dependent control elements - A method is disclosed for controlling the display of activation elements for tools for editing medical data on a user interface in a computer-based, medico-technical system. In at least one embodiment, the activation elements are displayed in an activation element area, divided into various segments, of the user interface on the basis of the medical context. The doctor is thus able to select the tools clearly on a task- or indication-specific basis without an image data area of the user interface being concealed by the activation elements.01-29-2009
20090030945METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR COLLECTING AND ANALYZING MEDICAL PATIENT DATA - A method of generating a display reflecting some contents of a database includes retrieving values from the database, each value representing each of a plurality of factors determined to be indicative of a state of health. The values are analyzed to determine a first score indicating conformity with some identified first thresholds. Each of a plurality of first blocks for placement in a first echelon is colored based upon the first score. First scores are selectively combined to determine at least one second score based upon conformity with a corresponding second threshold. Each of the at least one second block is colored based upon the corresponding second score. The at least one second block is arranged in a second echelon of the display. The plurality of first blocks are then arranged to form a first echelon such that each of the first blocks is close to the second block that bases its second score upon that first block.01-29-2009
20090030944CONTRACT-CENTRIC CONTENT SYSTEM - A method and system to manage content is provided to generate an abstraction layer between a user application and content, based on a formal definition of content (referred to as a content contract). An example content system comprises a content bundle module, a user application, and a content access interface module. The content bundle module may be configured to store content items. A content item may include text items and placeholders. The user application, which does not have to be coded with specific knowledge regarding the content bundle, may be configured to receive a request to provide to a to a client system a presentation package (e.g., a web page) that has the content item, and to obtain the content item and any associated metadata from the content access interface module. Content item metadata may include, for example, information regarding a value to populate a placeholder in the content item.01-29-2009
20090030942System and method of providing performance data - A method of providing performance data is disclosed that includes receiving a performance data request at a set-top box device from customer premises equipment. The performance data request identifies a first performance data measurement and the first performance data measurement is related to a performance aspect of the set-top box device. The method also includes identifying a first portion of a data structure that includes the first performance data measurement. The data structure further includes a second portion designated for a second performance data measurement. The data structure is stored at a data storage device associated with the set-top box device. Further, the method includes retrieving the first performance data measurement from the data storage device based on the first portion of the data structure and sending data associated with the first performance data measurement from the set-top box device to the customer premises equipment.01-29-2009
20090030941METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR RECEIVING NORMALIZING CONTENT DATA IN A CONTENT PROCESSING SYSTEM USING A WORKFLOW SYSTEM - A methods and system for normalizing data in a content processing system includes a content receiving system receiving a content file having content file metadata in metadata categories associated therewith and an asset management system in communication with the receiving system and having a required metadata category list and a provider metadata category list. The asset management system generates a failure signal when the metadata for each metadata category in the metadata category list is not present and forms provider metadata from the content file metadata when the metadata for a provider metadata category in the metadata category is not present.01-29-2009
20090037476Method for Georeferenced Representation of Data of an Area of Measurement Measured by Means of Ground Detectors, and Detectors for the Same - A method for the representation in a computer unit with a display unit of detected metal objects that were detected by means of one or a plurality of ground detectors, for example metal detectors and/or ferrous metal detectors, and suitable detectors for the application of the method. The measured data of an examined area of measurement measured by a detector at certain positions are stored in conjunction with the position in question and, from the data of identified detected objects, coherent data structures with a certain similar measuring intensity associated with said data are generated that are then assigned a georeference of a georeference system. By means of a graphic information system (GIS), the georeferenced coherent data structures in the form of polygon courses and/or filled polygon areas are linked with the data of an earth surface image, and the georeferenced coherent data structures are displayed superimposed on the earth surface image.02-05-2009
20090037466METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR RESOLVING FEATURE DEPENDENCIES OF AN INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT ENVIRONMENT WITH EXTENSIBLE PLUG-IN FEATURES - A method, system and computer-readable medium for an enhanced dependency resolver are disclosed. The dependency resolver collects dependency information for features of a rich client platform from a plurality of update sites; stores the dependency information for the features in a database; constructs a plurality of dependency trees using the dependency information of the database, wherein each of the plurality of dependency trees is rooted by a node representing an installable feature; selects an installable feature; identifies all nodes of a dependency tree rooted by the installable feature; determines which of the nodes require an adjacent node. If the node requires an adjacent node, the dependency resolver climbs the include tree of the adjacent node until a node of a second installable feature is found and records in the database that the second installable feature is required for the installation of the other installable feature.02-05-2009
20090234890System, Method, and Multi-Level Object Data Structure Thereof For Browsing Multimedia Data - System, method, and multi-level object data structure thereof for browsing a multi-media data, the method for browsing a multimedia data using a multilevel object data structure including the steps of (1) receiving multimedia information and multiple supplementary information on each object in the multimedia information on the same time, (2) separating the multimedia information and the multiple supplementary information, (3) displaying the multimedia information, and (4) browsing/searching supplementary information related to a particular object from the multiple supplementary information, and displaying the supplementary information when a user requests for browsing/searching the supplementary information related to the particular object.09-17-2009
20090234889Apparatus and Method for Managing Media Content - A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a media server and parsing engine, 309-17-2009
20090234888Method and system for producing a mood guided media playlist - There is provided a method of providing a mood guided media playlist. The method comprises identifying a mood rating of media assets stored in a media assets database; labeling the media assets with metatags corresponding to the mood rating; identifying a mood theme according to an input received from a client computer; designating mood associated media assets corresponding to the mood theme from the labeled media assets; determining a media playlist length corresponding to the mood theme; assembling a media playlist having the media playlist length corresponding to the mood theme, from the mood associated media assets; and providing the media playlist for displaying. The method may comprise providing a mood selection virtual tool enabling a user of the client computer to recognize and select a desired mood theme, wherein the mood selection virtual tool can display a spectrum of colors corresponding to a plurality of user selectable mood themes.09-17-2009
20090019085Hot news neighborhood banter in a geo-spatial social network - A method and system of hot news neighborhood banter in a geo-spatial social network are disclosed. In one aspect, a method includes identifying a hot news story, associating the hot news story with a specific geographic location, generating a map concurrently displaying a headline of the hot news story and the specific geographic location, and simultaneously generating in the map, profiles associated with a plurality of users surrounding the specific geographic location associated with the hot news story. The method may further include processing a submission form, having an audio file, a video file, a photo, and/or a comment, associated with the hot news story, of a neighboring user located a threshold distance away from the specific geographic location of the hot news story.01-15-2009
20090013004System and Method for the Characterization, Selection and Recommendation of Digital Music and Media Content - The present inventions relate to systems and methods for characterizing, selecting, and recommending digital music and content to users. More particularly, the present invention discloses a song recommendation engine which uses mathematical algorithms to analyze digital music compositions for determining characteristics of the song, matching the analysis to a user's tastes and preferences, and recommending a song based on relative comparability of a user's desired musical characteristics.01-08-2009
20090013003CONNECTION METHOD AND CONNECTION SYSTEM FOR INTERNET ACCESS BY COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A connection method for Internet access by a communication device is provided, and the connection method includes the step of searching for a communication device with a mobile Internet access function and connecting the selected communication device. The present invention includes the step of setting dial-up network of the connected communication device, establishing a dial-up network connection via the set communication device, and finally connecting to the Internet through the mobile network connection service of the communication device.01-08-2009
20090013002METHOD FOR CONTENT RECOMMENDATION - A method for content recommendation for a user, wherein a song or a video is recommended to the user and a confidence measure is determined for the recommended song. The confidence measure is displayed to the user, so the user may get more confidence into the recommendation of the system.01-08-2009
20090012998ELECTRONIC DATA MANAGEMENT - A method of electronically administering instructions, includes receiving a new instruction; creating new instruction metadata from the new instruction; comparing the new instruction metadata to a data set of existing instruction metadata to identify existing instructions corresponding to the new instruction; determining whether the new instruction metadata indicates that the new instruction revises an existing instruction; comparing the new instruction to any corresponding existing instructions, where the new copy instruction metadata does not indicate that the new instruction revises an existing instruction, to determine if the new instruction revises the existing instructions; initiating revision workflow where the new instruction is determined to revise an existing instruction; and storing the new instruction metadata in the data set of existing instruction metadata and the new instruction in a corresponding data set of existing instructions. A system for electronically administering hundreds of instructions per hour and a computer program for electronically administering a new instruction are also presented.01-08-2009
20090012996SYNDICATION OPTIMIZATION SYSTEM - Aspects of the present invention include automating the process of determining the optimal channels for syndicating content. The automation process can be based on a plurality of factors weighted in accordance with a user's preferences. A further aspect of the present invention calls for dynamically updating the process of channel selection by continually updating the data used in the decision making process. Aspects of the present invention allow a user to apply their chosen factors at various levels of granularity such as for individual products, product lines, category of products, or company-by-company.01-08-2009
20090006482Electronic image filing method, electronic image filing device and electronic image filing system - An electronic image filing method includes a face image registration phase and an image arranging phase. The face image registration phase contains steps of: inputting a registration image; determining a characteristic quantity for a face in a face image contained in the registration image; and storing the characteristic quantity as a registered face image. The image arranging phase contains steps of: inputting a arranging target image; determining a characteristic quantity of a face in a face image in the arranging target image; detecting a registered face image among registered face images with a characteristic quantity matching the characteristic quantity of the face in the arranging target image having been determined; and correlating the arranging target image with the registered face image having been detected.01-01-2009
20090006481INFORMATION PROVIDING METHOD AND INFORMATION PROVIDING APPARATUS - A solution enabling a search engine to find content that is generated by executing client script. First, it is determined by a web application or plug-in whether a client that requests an initial web page comprising client script is a search engine or not. In the case that the client is a search engine, the client script is executed to generate corresponding content. Then, a new web page comprising the content is constructed, and a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) that points to the new web page is generated. Finally, the new web page is provided to the search engine together with the Uniform Resource Locator. In this manner, the search engine can get the content without executing the client script.01-01-2009
20090006480SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING EFFICIENT ACCESS TO DIGITAL MAP DATA - A system and method for providing efficient access to digital map data. An embodiment of the present invention is generally related to systems for accessing, displaying, editing and using digital maps. In some map data formats each map item is not necessarily stored or encoded using a consistent byte length. Instead, to save overall storage requirements, the map items can be stored as different byte length variables. In accordance with an embodiment, the system comprises a bit stream processor that provides a staging area for efficient reading and writing of map data, and also provides security for adjoining data portions that use different byte length variables. An input map or map data can be read into the system, and optionally written to an output map. As map data is read into the system, instead of reading it directly from disk storage to the display screen, which takes time, the bit stream processor places the map data in memory and reads it from there. As map data is written to the system for storage or output, the bit stream processor can cache the map data in the cache, and write it from there.01-01-2009
20090006479DIGITAL CONTENT PLAYER AND SEMICONDUCTOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT - A play unit plays contents based on a playlist. A storage unit stores playlist schedule information which is indicative of a takeover playlist and a playlist switching condition. A monitoring unit monitors the state of play of contents in the play unit. A switching unit determines whether the play state monitored by the monitoring unit fulfills the playlist switching condition indicated by the playlist schedule information. If the playlist switching condition is determined to be fulfilled, the playlist currently assigned to the play unit is switched to the takeover playlist indicated by the playlist schedule information.01-01-2009
20090006477Information Management System, Display System, Management Apparatus And Program - Only the display device stores content files and a management device stores file management information. The content files are managed using the file management information. Because the management device does not store the actual content files, the security policy of an organization is not violated even if the management device is located outside the organization. Furthermore, because the display device stores the content files, the user desire to keep content files locally at hand is satisfied. Furthermore, because file management information consisting of small amounts of data is exchanged between the display system and the management device, the communication environment of the system does not need to be suitable to large data transmissions. Furthermore, because the management device stores the file management information, the storage capacity required by the management device is small.01-01-2009
20090006474Exposing Common Metadata in Digital Images - Common metadata exposure with digital images involves making image metadata types that are common across multiple image file formats accessible via an application programming interface (API). In an example embodiment, a browser exposes an image metadata API that may be called with reference to a preselected image metadata name. The browser determines an image metadata value that is associated with the preselected image metadata name from image metadata of a targeted image. When the image metadata value is returned to a caller of the image metadata API, the caller may consume or present the image metadata value in any manner.01-01-2009
20090006473COMMUNITY DRIVEN PROGRAM ACCESS SYSTEM AND METHOD - A method to create community channels is provided. The method includes defining a subset of channels from a broadcast network, associating one or more tags with the channels, and employing the tags to enable a community network from the broadcast network.01-01-2009
20090006472Automatic Designation of XBRL Taxonomy Tags - The embodiments described herein generally relate to new and alternate systems and methods to associate XBRL tags with financial data. A business user creates a design template that can be used one or more times to create an instance of an XBRL document. A user can select a user interface element to have a system automatically map the XBRL taxonomy tags with portions of financial information. Upon selecting the user interface element, the system determines the best matches for the financial information and the XBRL taxonomy. The matches are recorded or stored in the design template.01-01-2009
20090006471Exposing Specific Metadata in Digital Images - Specific metadata exposure with digital images involves making image metadata values associated with metadata type identification tags accessible via an application programming interface (API). In an example embodiment, a browser exposes an image metadata API that may be called with reference to a particular metadata type identification tag. The browser ascertains a particular image metadata value that is associated with the particular metadata type identification tag from image metadata of a targeted image item. When the particular image metadata value is returned to a caller of the image metadata API, the caller may consume or present the particular image metadata value in any manner.01-01-2009
20090006470Portable Synchronizable Data Container - A method of creating a container of data entails selecting data to be included in the container, displaying a graphical representation of the container and displaying additional detail of the container depending upon the device on which the container is displayed and synchronizing the data in the container with a master container when possible. As part of the graphical representation of the container, graphical representations related to the media related data may be displayed and the graphical representation may be of a card that might fit in a wallet.01-01-2009
20090006469CLUSTERING USERS USING CONTEXTUAL OBJECT INTERACTIONS - Systems and/or methods are presented that facilitate creating clusters of users that can be linked to each other based on common interactions of such users with an object associated with an advertisement for a product or service. A central service component can track activity and receive data associated with objects, including data related to interactions with such objects by users in a community network. An evaluation component can analyze received data, and can create links between users and/or clusters of users based on common interactions of users with a particular object. The evaluation component can also link clusters that have a particular user in common. The evaluation component can assign a rank or weight level to descriptive content associated with an object, and an associated product or service, based on common object interactions between users.01-01-2009
20080313224System and Method for Integration of Data Records Having Differing Data Types to a Geographical Information System - According to one embodiment of the disclosure, a computing system generally includes a geographical information system that is coupled to a data record interface. The data record interface is operable to receive a data record having a data type that is different from a second data type used by the geographical information system. The data record may then determine the data type of the data record and accordingly invoke a particular plug-in that is operable to convert the first data type to the second data type. The data record interface may then transmit the converted data record to the geographical information system.12-18-2008
20080301190INTEGRATED SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPLEMENTING MESSAGING, PLANNING, AND SEARCH FUNCTIONS IN A MOBILE DEVICE - An integrated system and method for implementing messaging, planning, and search functions in a mobile device. The system includes a messaging suite, a planner suite, a search suite, and a user interface configured to permit a user to interact with at least one of the messaging suite, the planner suite, and the search suite. An active resource directory is provided to store properties of objects associated with the messaging suite, the planner suite, the search suite, and to track one or more of the user's activities while accessing functions of the messenger suite, the planner suite, or the search suite. The system also includes a controller coupled to the messaging suite, planner suite, search suite, user interface, and active resources directory, where the controller is configured to provide integration of functions from each of the messaging suite, planner suite, search suite, and user interface.12-04-2008
20080294695Use of XML for a modular system used to study label free biomolecular interactions - The use of XML in the context of a system of instrument modules used to study label free binding interactions. This includes provisions for computer to instrument communication using XML, intramodule communication using XML, a data format in XML and for automated firmware testing using XML.11-27-2008
20080294694Method, apparatus, system, medium, and signals for producing interactive video content - A method, apparatus, system and signal for producing interactive video content on a content publisher computer is disclosed. The method involves associating indicia with at least one image portion in the video content, the indicia being operably configured to follow the at least one image portion as a display position of the image portion changes in the video content. The method also involves associating an image portion identifier with the indicia, and associating link properties with the indicia, the link properties being operable to cause transmission of a content location request to a registration server in response to selection of the indicia by a viewer of the interactive video content. The content location request includes the image portion identifier.11-27-2008
20080294693Receiving apparatus, recording apparatus, content receiving method, and content recording method - Disclosed herein is a receiving apparatus for receiving, either in broadcast fashion or via an external network, content information made up of contents and meta information about the contents, the receiving apparatus including: a device search section; a device information acquisition section; a device compatibility determination section; a storage destination information acquisition section; a content search section; and a content offering section.11-27-2008
20080294692Synthetic Events For Real Time Patient Analysis - Generating synthetic events based on a vast amount of data. First and second data are received. The first data is organized into a first cohort. The second data is organized into a second cohort. The first cohort and the second cohort are processed to generate a synthetic event. The synthetic event comprises third data representing a result of a mathematical computation defined by S(p11-27-2008
20080294691METHODS FOR GENERATING AND PLAYING MULTIMEDIA FILE AND RECORDING MEDIUM STORING MULTIMEDIA FILE - Methods for generating and playing a multimedia file and a recording medium storing the multimedia file are provided. In the generating method, multimedia data to be written in the multimedia file is generated, and then a media chunk for storing the multimedia data is generated. Next, a metadata chunk including metadata that describes the characteristics of the media chunk and the multimedia data is generated by analyzing the characteristics of the media chunk. Afterwards, the metadata chunk and the media chunk are written into the multimedia data file. When all the media chunks have been written, the multimedia file is scanned and the metadata chunks therein are read, such that an index table recording the relations among the multimedia data is generated in the multimedia file. Therefore, the procedure for generating the multimedia file is simplified and the time for preparing the play of the multimedia file is reduced.11-27-2008
20080294690System and Method for Automatically Registering a Vehicle Monitoring Device - System and method for registering a vehicle monitoring device with a central monitoring system, comprising determining a monitoring device identifier, determining a vehicle identifier from an on-board diagnostic system, establishing a communication link between the vehicle monitoring device and the central monitoring system, and sending the monitoring device identifier and vehicle identifier to the central monitoring system from the vehicle monitoring device.11-27-2008
20080294689Credit Report Locking/Unlocking Via Telephone Interface - The present invention, in particular embodiments, is directed to methods, apparatuses and systems directed to locking and unlocking of credit reports via a telephone interface. In a particular implementation, the present invention provides a voice interface server accessible to consumers via a telephone and a voice-based credit report access system. The voice-based credit report access system is operative to accept telephone requests to lock or unlock a credit report and pass those requests to a credit report retrieval system. When the request is received, the credit report retrieval system accordingly updates the consumer's entry in a lock status database. When the credit report retrieval system receives a credit report request, the lock status database is queried. If the consumer's entry has a locked status, the credit report is denied. If the status is unlocked, the credit report is provided to the requestor. In a particular implementation, a number of access attempts field of the consumer's entry is updated each time access to the credit report is denied while the credit report is locked.11-27-2008
20090172019DOCUMENT IMAGING AND MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR PAPERLESS WORKFLOW - A document imaging and management system, including a device for imaging at least one document having at least one computer-readable identifier, a database including a plurality of rules for managing documents and tasks, a processor, software executing on the processor for reading the computer-readable identifier, software executing on the processor for routing the imaged document based on the identifier, and software executing on the processor for determining a task associated with the document based on the identifier and at least one of the plurality of rules. 07-02-2009
20090132598Adaptively Optimizing Order Entry System - A system continuously improves the sensitivity, specificity, precision, and accuracy of treatment ordering templates. A repository of information comprises multiple candidate order sets individually including multiple candidate items for order and associated corresponding related order parameters. An individual item for order is associated with multiple related order parameters. A data entry monitor monitors user selection of candidate items from a candidate order set and records candidate item usage data identifying items selected by a user for order from individual particular candidate order sets for multiple different candidate order sets. A data processor determines from the candidate item usage data at least one of, (a) data indicative of the number or proportion of candidate items of a particular candidate order set that were selected by a user during order entry and (b) data indicative of the number or proportion of candidate items of a particular candidate order set that were not selected by a user during order entry.05-21-2009
20090125550TEMPORAL EVENT STREAM MODEL - Disclosed is a temporal stream model that provides support both for query language semantics and consistency guarantees, simultaneously. A data stream is modeled as a time varying relation. The data stream model incorporates a temporal data perspective, and defines a clear separation in different notions of time in streaming applications. The temporal stream model further refines the conventional application time into two temporal dimensions of valid time and occurrence time, and utilizes system time (the clock of the stream processor) for modeling out-of-order event delivery but thereby providing three temporal dimensions. The methods for assigning timestamps and quantifying latency form the basis for defining a spectrum of consistency levels. Based on the selected consistency level, an output can be produced. The utilization of system time facilitates the retraction of incorrect output and the insertion of the correct revised output.05-14-2009
20090150446AUTHENTICITY INVESTIGATION METHODS, DEVICES AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS - The invention concerns a method, authentication data handling device and computer program product for investigating a product. The authentication data handling device includes a database comprising product identifiers of authentic products, and a control unit. The control unit receives, from a user, a code of a product which is to be investigated, compares the code with a product identifier stored in a database, indicates the authenticity of the product if the codes match, requests a contacting identifier from the user and in case a contacting identifier is received from the user, stores this contacting identifier associated with the product identifier in the database in order to allow product information to be transmitted to the user.06-11-2009
20090006478Days and Visits to Transaction Metrics System and Method - A system and method for tracking and reporting days and visits to an online transaction is described. A web analytic system receives web site visit tracking information from a client computer as a user navigates the web site. The system updates a reporting database with visit information. The system may receive data in the form of a report message sent from a site, where the data has been calculated to give the metric or where the message provides the raw data required to derive the metric. The system generates a variety of reports showing time between visits and transactions, such as time between visits, orders, downloads, form completion or other such transactions.01-01-2009
20080250070CREATING A REPORT HAVING COMPUTER GENERATED NARRATIVE TEXT - The present invention provides a system that creates a report that includes complete sentences based on input values that reflect measured or observed patient conditions. The system creates a sentence or a portion of a sentence that describes the patient's condition by comparing the input values for one or more attributes to the default values for those attributes. The default values are pre-determined and are usually based on medical standards. By comparing the input values to the default values the system can generate highly descriptive text that describes the patient's condition in a narrative form.10-09-2008
20090157752Recipes management system - The present invention is generally related to a system for managing recipes using a web server and an off-line software application. A user using the software application will be able to create, display, print, modify, and search recipes and menus. The web server will be a recipe store where a user can buy and download individual recipes and electronic cookbooks into the software application secure database storage. The software application has a web interface to communicate with the recipe store, allowing the user to have an extended set of facilities like posting his/her own recipes for sale, requesting restaurant and food store services for a given recipe or menu, requesting the restoration of their recipe database, and receiving suggested drinking dates for their current wine inventory. The software application comes in two versions: the read-only and the all-inclusive version. With the read-only version a user will not be able to create or modify a recipe or use any of the extended facilities. The read-only version will be free to download from the recipe store.06-18-2009
20090094277AUTOMATIC OPTIMIZATION OF DISPLAY LAYOUT FOR MOBILE DEVICES - A computer implemented method, a computer program product, and a mobile device are disclosed for presenting a list of invokable actions to a user of the mobile device. Responsive to identifying the commencing of the invokable action, specific attributes of the invokable action are identified and stored in a corresponding data structure. From the specific attributes stored within the corresponding data structure, a most probable invokable action is identified. When the commencing of a subsequent invokable action is identified, the most probable invokable action is presented to the user.04-09-2009
20090112929Digital Registry for Funeral Services - An electronic guest book for funeral services is provided. One or more funeral services can be configured. During the service, a computer permits entry of guest information, such as name, address and comment. Subsequently, the guest information can be used to automate the generation of print materials, such as custom printed labels or envelopes for thank you cards or the like, or a custom printed guest book.04-30-2009
20090089328Minimally Buffered Data Transfers Between Nodes in a Data Communications Network - Methods, apparatus, and products for minimally buffered data transfers between nodes in a data communications network are disclosed that include: receiving, by a messaging module on an origin node, a storage identifier, a origin data type, and a target data type, the storage identifier specifying application storage containing data, the origin data type describing a data subset contained in the origin application storage, the target data type describing an arrangement of the data subset in application storage on a target node; creating, by the messaging module, origin metadata describing the origin data type; selecting, by the messaging module from the origin application storage in dependence upon the origin metadata and the storage identifier, the data subset; and transmitting, by the messaging module to the target node, the selected data subset for storing in the target application storage in dependence upon the target data type without temporarily buffering the data subset.04-02-2009
20090043818SIGNATURE GENERATION FOR MULTIMEDIA DEEP-CONTENT-CLASSIFICATION BY A LARGE-SCALE MATCHING SYSTEM AND METHOD THEREOF - Content-based clustering, recognition, classification and search of high volumes of multimedia data in real-time. The invention is dedicated to real-time fast generation of signatures to high-volume of multimedia content-segments, based on relevant audio and visual signals, and to scalable matching of signatures of high-volume database of content-segments' signatures. The invention can be implemented in any applications which involve large-scale content-based clustering, recognition and classification of multimedia data, such as, content-tracking, video filtering, multimedia taxonomy generation, video fingerprinting, speech-to-text, audio classification, object recognition, video search and any other application requiring content-based signatures generation and matching for large content volumes such as, web and other large-scale databases.02-12-2009
20090276463System for Electronically Recording and Sharing Medical Information - A system for electronically recording and sharing medical data is provided, the system comprising an electronic source document, wherein the electronic source document comprises a database. In one particular embodiment, the medical data comprise clinical study data, and in another the medical data comprise patient specific data. In some embodiments, the system includes means for defining data parameters and storing the data parameters within the electronic source document, as well as a browser-based means for entering data into the electronic source document and storing the data therein. In a further embodiment, the system comprises means for one or more users of the system to view stored data. In a still further embodiment, means for one or more users to amend data stored in the electronic source document is provided, and in yet another embodiment the system comprises means for creating and maintaining an audit trail when one or more of the users amends data stored in the electronic source document. In other embodiments, the system further comprises an application specific navigation tool; in some embodiments, the application specific tool comprises a graphical user interface. Appropriate methods of using the system are also provided.11-05-2009
20090083325SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR END TO END TESTING SOLUTION FOR MIDDLEWARE BASED APPLICATIONS - A method, system and computer program product for testing a Middleware based application, including providing XML or XSD data and generating an XML template from the XML or XSD data, generating a test data template from the XML template, and generating XML values from the test data template. The XML values may be published over a Middleware based application. A query may be built in a application database wherein the data base is in communication with the Middleware based application. The queries may be executed by fetching data from the database. The method, system and computer program product may further include validating test data and subscribing to an application output. After validating the subscribed output against an expected output, a test result may be generated.03-26-2009
20090187595MANAGING CONFIGURATION ITEMS - There is provided a method for managing a plurality of configuration items. The method includes holding, at a repository, for each configuration item, one set of data indicating at least one predetermined attribute of the configuration item and a relationship with another configuration item. The method also includes detecting, at a discovery section, information on configuration items. The discovery section performs subsequent detection based on at least one of a predetermined attribute and a predetermined relationship in a new set of data created from the information detected by the discovery section.07-23-2009
20090037468METHOD FOR EXAMINING AND REPRESENTING TIMING MARKUP AND RECORDING MEDIUM FOR RECORDING DATA STRUCTURE THEREOF - A method for examining and representing a timing markup and a recording medium for recording a data structure thereof are provided. In the examining method, a timing markup including at least one tag is parsed first. Then, a graphic timing markup corresponding to the timing markup is generated according to the property of each tag and the relationship between the tags in the timing markup. The graphic timing markup includes a plurality of nodes corresponding to the tags in the timing markup. Finally, the graphic timing markup is used for executing the examination procedure of the timing markup. As a result, through the help of the graphic timing markup, the efficiency of examining the timing markup is improved, and the convenience of understanding and modifying the timing markup is also increased.02-05-2009
20080288537SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SLIDE STREAM INDEXING BASED ON MULTI-DIMENSIONAL CONTENT SIMILARITY - Embodiments of the present invention enable an approach to index segments of a media stream containing of visual and textual information, using a combination of visual, textual, auditory and temporal features to combine segments that correspond to topical contexts into logical groups. A visual/temporal/auditory/textual weighting scheme is adopted, which allows segments from elsewhere in the same media stream to affect the index terms associated with the current segment. This description is not intended to be a complete description of, or limit the scope of, the invention. Other features, aspects, and objects of the invention can be obtained from a review of the specification, the figures, and the claims.11-20-2008
20080201374INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD - An information processing apparatus configured to monitor a status of consumables of an image forming apparatus includes a storage unit configured to store the status of the consumables of the image forming apparatus, an acquisition unit configured to acquire a consumption rate of the consumables of the image forming apparatus, a determination unit configured to determine a subsequent status of the consumables based on the status of the consumables stored in the storage unit and the consumption rate acquired by the acquisition unit. The status of the consumables includes a first status, a second status, and a third status. The second status has a remaining amount of the consumables less than the first status. When the consumables is in the third status, the determination unit does not determine that the subsequent status of the consumables is the second status if a consumption rate equals to or exceeds the first threshold.08-21-2008
20090119334Interleaving Ad Hoc and Structured Business Processes - A system and method are provided for managing a workflow for a document. An electronic form is created for receiving data pertaining to a workflow. A content integration template locates and exposes data fields in the electronic form. A document workflow defines states of the document, transitions between states, and actions for each state.05-07-2009
20090049094System and method for performing site audits on facilities - A system and method for performing site audits on facilities may include an electronic display configured to display facility information associated with a facility being site audited. A storage unit may be configured to store the facility information. The facility information may include a graphical representation of the facility. A processing unit may be configured to load the graphical representation of the facility and display the graphical representation on the electronic display. The processing unit may further be configured to receive site audit information of a deficiency of the facility from a user in response to the user selecting a location on the graphical representation of the facility being displayed on the electronic display to indicate a location of the deficiency at the facility.02-19-2009
20090164521Method and system for integrating multiple authoring applications in a collaborative environment - A collaborative authoring system and method is disclosed. An integration platform having a backbone layer and an integration layer is used to enable collaborative authoring of data between multiple authoring applications. When a request for a data object is received at the integration platform from an authoring application, it is determined whether the data object is stored in the integration layer. If the data object is not stored in the integration layer, a data cluster including the data object is loaded to the integration layer from the backbone layer, and the data cluster is locked in the backbone layer. The data object is loaded from the integration layer to the authoring application, and the data object is locked in the integration layer. Once the data object is modified, the modified data object is received at the integration layer, and the data object is unlocked in the integration layer. The modified data object is propagated to the backbone layer, and if there are no remaining locks on data objects of the cluster, the cluster is unlocked in the backbone layer.06-25-2009
20090177692DYNAMIC CORRELATION OF SERVICE ORIENTED ARCHITECTURE RESOURCE RELATIONSHIP AND METRICS TO ISOLATE PROBLEM SOURCES - A potential multicomputer related problem is predicted and reported by determining a set of computer resources and relationships there between needed to complete a multicomputer business transaction, retrieving performance monitoring metrics for the computer resources during executions of the multicomputer transaction, dynamically deriving correlations between the resource relationships and the performance metrics, comparing a trend of the correlations to one or more service level requirements to predict one or more potential future violations of a business transaction requirement, including identification of one or more related resources likely to cause the violation, and reporting such prediction and likely case to an administrator.07-09-2009
20090164519Handling, management and creation of ice contacts - A method includes receiving input at a user equipment that designates a particular entity recorded in a user equipment contacts database as being an entity to be contacted in case of an emergency and setting an indication in a first field of a corresponding contacts database entry, where the first field is separate from a second field of the contacts database entry that stores a name of the entity.06-25-2009
20090144331METHOD FOR APPLYING CLOTHOID CURVE VALUES TO ROADWAYS IN A GEOGRAPHIC DATA INFORMATION SYSTEM - Embodiments of the invention are methods for applying clothoid curve values to roadways in a geographic data information system. One embodiment is a method, comprising: selecting database segments in the geographic data information system, wherein the database segments describe roadways; determining segment chains from the selected database segments; preparing the segment chains for transition to curvature space; transitioning to a curvature function in the curvature space, by computing heading change at points along the segment chain, resulting in a transformation of the segment chains into clothoids; smoothing the curvature function; fitting the smoothed curvature function with a more generalized form which remains within a selected tolerance of the smoothed curvature function; and storing identified segments of straight lines, transition zones, and segments of constant curvature in the geographic data information system.06-04-2009
20090144327METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR EXTRACTING DATA FROM A VISUAL IMAGE - Capturing a visual image, or a sequence of visual images, that includes an advertisement for a product, a service, or an event. The captured visual image is scanned by an optical character recognition application to detect key words. The key words are provided to an input/output (I/O) device to enable one or more of the key words to be confirmed, deleted, or edited. The key words include a key word identifying an electronic destination accessible over a network and corresponding to a source for the advertisement. At least one key word that has been confirmed or edited by the I/O device is transmitted over the network to the electronic destination corresponding to the source. Digitized data is received from the source, the digitized data comprising at least one of digitized event data, digitized product data, or digitized service data. The received digitized data are stored in an advertisement database.06-04-2009
20090132600DEVELOPING ENTERPRISE INFORMATION LIFE CYCLE MANAGEMENT POLICIES AND SOLUTIONS - A method for determining storage requirements includes receiving a plurality of files to be stored, classifying the plurality of files based on business value, classifying the plurality of files based on contractual obligations, classifying the plurality of files based on empirical characteristics, and determining a storage medium based on the classified business value, classified contractual obligation, and classified empirical characteristics. The method further includes determining storage requirements based on the determined storage mediums.05-21-2009
20090132595METHOD OF WRITING AND REPRODUCING MULTIMEDIA SERVICE BY USING TAG AND APPARATUS THEREFOR - Provided are method and apparatus for writing and reproducing a multimedia service using a tag in order to provide an intuitive interface for a user using a multimedia service. The method includes selecting a multimedia service to be written; generating tag information identifying the selected multimedia service; and writing the generated tag information to a tag. Accordingly, multimedia service information and content information can be stored in a tag by being written to tag information using a common format, and thus the user can later execute a service operation by easily writing information of a desired service operation to a tag and then simply connecting the tag to a tag reading device.05-21-2009
20090132593Media player for playing media files by emotion classes and method for the same - Techniques for playing back media files based on their classified emotion classes are disclosed. According to one aspect of the present invention, media files, downloaded or pre-stored, are classified in accordance with a set of emotion classes. Upon receiving a playback instruction from a user, a play-back system (e.g., an audio/video player) is caused to look up one or more of the media files classified in the one of the emotion classes corresponding to the instruction. These selected files are then decoded and played back.05-21-2009
20090132594DATA CLASSIFICATION BY KERNEL DENSITY SHAPE INTERPOLATION OF CLUSTERS - A data processing system is provided that comprises a processor, a random access memory for storing data and programs for execution by the processor, and computer readable instructions stored in the random access memory for execution by the processor to perform a method for obtaining a shape interpolated representation of shapes of clusters in an image of a clustered dataset. The method comprises generating a density estimate value of each grid point of a set of grid points sampled from the image at a specified resolution for each cluster using a kernel density function; evaluating the density estimate value of each grid point for each cluster to identify a maximum density estimate value of each grid point and a cluster associated with the maximum density estimate value; and adding each grid point for which the maximum density estimate value exceeds a specified threshold to the associated cluster to form a shape interpolated representation.05-21-2009
20090132587METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR MANAGING CONTENT DEPENDENCY DEPLOYMENT - A method for managing electronic content includes obtaining the content and associating top level contents of the obtained content with a deployment set. The top level content includes content that is specified by a user for deployment. The method also includes determining all dependencies of dependent content for each of the associated top level contents in the deployment set, incorporating the determined dependencies into discharge instructions for the deployment set, and generating a content deployment block including the associated top level contents, the dependent content, and the discharge instructions for the deployment set. The discharge instructions include dependency ordered deployment commands.05-21-2009
20090132583SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CAPTURING, ANNOTATING, AND LINKING MEDIA - A system and method for linking media that is captured and then classified based on a set of parameters, such that related media is linked for further analysis by a user. The parameters include temporal, proximity, and content information in the form of metadata that is extracted from each media clip received in the system. The linked media provides for complex analysis of collaboratively-captured media from multiple sources and the sharing of related media between users. The system further links annotations included with captured media to provide analysis of collaboratively-annotated media and aid users in accessing and synthesizing large amounts of collaboratively-captured media.05-21-2009
20090248745METADATA MANAGEMENT APPARATUS - A link table (10-01-2009
20090177701Method to Avoid Malconnections with Respect to Voltage Levels of Electronic Components of Circuit Boards During Circuit Board Design - A method to avoid malconnections with respect to voltage levels of electronic components of a circuit board during circuit board design is described, comprising the steps of: 07-09-2009
20100057781MEDIA IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD - The present invention relates to a media identification system and method. The system and method includes a media source, a signal controlling device, a communication device, a server and a user interface. The media source can be in various formats, such as audio, video and still frame. A medium signal is converted and processed in the signal controlling device to generate a server-recognizable code, which can be transmitted to the server through the communication device. The communication device can be a mobile phone, or other communication devices adapted to relay signals. A “short-long” range signal transmission is also disclosed in the present invention, wherein the “short range” signal transmission between the signal controlling device and the communication device may be achieved by a wireless radio or optical transmission-reception technology such as Bluetooth, while the “long range” signal transmission between the communication device and the server may be achieved by WiFi or regular mobile phone transmission. Upon receiving the server-recognizable code, the server can analyze and search for candidate matches in the database. Once the server identifies the media, the media identification information can be transmitted back to from the server and displayed on the user interface.03-04-2010
20090157750Integrated multimedia file format structure, and multimedia service system and method based on the intergrated multimedia format structure - The present invention provides an integrated multimedia file format structure, and a multimedia service system based on the integrated multimedia format structure. The multimedia service system in accordance with the present invention, unlike the conventional multimedia service system for providing only audio data and simple text information related thereto, produces integrated contents containing compressed audio data, image data, text data, contents protection metadata and license metadata, which enables providing of a multimedia service by using the integrated contents having an integrated multimedia file format structure.06-18-2009
20090319575INDIVIDUALIZING AND ENCRYPTING ON-DEMAND MEDIA CONTENT IN RETAIL KIOSKS - A system for selecting and recording data, comprising: a local storage unit for storing a subset of media content items and other content; a content selection unit to display a catalog of the media content items and other content, to allow a customer to browse, search, and select a media content item and other content from the catalog of media content items and other content, to retrieve the selected media content item and other content from the local storage unit if the selected media content item and other content is found in the subset, and otherwise to retrieve the selected media content item from a remote storage unit, the content selection unit configured to cache the retrieved media content item and other content in the local storage unit for a period of time based on the popularity of the retrieved media content item; a financial transaction unit to determine the cost of the retrieved media content item and other content and display the cost for review and payment by the customer; and an authoring system configured to format, encode, encrypt, and write the media content item and other content onto an article of media when the customer makes the payment.12-24-2009
20090319574USER PROGRAMMABLE INTERNET BROADCAST STATION - An apparatus and method for creating a personal radio or television station for broadcasting over the Internet includes a user logging onto a dedicated server on the Internet, creating a personal account associated with memory storage and a unique companion webpage address, selecting audio and or video content from predetermined server play lists including news, music, sports, weather, traffic, emergency and civic announcements. The server operator secures licenses from content providers for rebroadcast rights. The user may also upload personal audio or video content to the server. The user creates his own playlist for broadcast which may include server content or his own personal content. A ‘live mode’ is also presented where a user may stream live audio and or video content from his own broadcast studio to the server for rebroadcast over the webpage. Streaming protocols are used to broadcast content to multiple listeners and prevent copyright violations.12-24-2009
20090319572Method and apparatus for field service management - Installing and maintaining equipment, such as optical network terminals (ONTs), at customer sites is time consuming. At present, there is no way to manage field service to improve installation and maintenance procedures. A method or corresponding system in an example embodiment of the present invention provides aids to manage field service to make installation and maintenance procedures more efficient. In one embodiment, field technicians use a data collection device to track installation tasks and corresponding Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) coordinates. The collected data and coordinates are analyzed, possibly for a fee, and used to make changes in installation and maintenance procedures. As a result, service provider can save significant cost on future installations and service calls.12-24-2009
20090083321Method for storing, transporting and using user media preferences information - An end user media preferences “key” captures an end user's personal media interests and tastes in a unique display format that is saved locally to an end user's computer. As the end user navigates to different web sites having media discovery applications and services, he or she uses the key to facilitate a media discovery process on such sites. In this manner, the key captures, carries and controls access to the end user's personal interests and tastes across multiple sites. On a given site, the key is used (by a local media discovery platform or process) to help match video, audio or other textual content with the end user based on the preference information that has been collected and embedded in the key. Upon receiving the key, the local media discovery platform or process immediately learns what the end user likes and can then locate the movies, video, news or other content that the end user would otherwise have to locate directly or via site-specific entry and processing of end user preference data.03-26-2009
20090150445SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EFFICIENT GENERATION AND MANAGEMENT OF SIMILARITY PLAYLISTS ON PORTABLE DEVICES - There is provided herein a system and method that allows a user to automatically generate similarity playlists of digital media files on portable devices and, preferably, on devices having minimal computing power. The digital media files will preferably be analyzed with respect to their musical characteristics on a PC and a similarity value will be generated as a result. The similarity value will preferably be stored in a music attribute file on the personal computer. The media files and the music attribute file will be transferred to the portable music playing device. On that portable device a similarity playlist for a each digital media file will be created by comparing the similarity value of the selected song with the similarity value of the stored digital media files and selecting the digital media files that are most similar to the selected digital media file.06-11-2009
20090150433Method, Apparatus and Computer Program Product for Using Media Content as Awareness Cues - An apparatus for enabling the use of media content for providing awareness cues may include a processor. The processor may be configured to provide, to a network device, a query regarding a particular entity, receive a content item from the network device in response to the query, the content item being determined as a result of a search by the network device for content stored in association with a current location of the particular entity, and present the received content item.06-11-2009
20090049101ON-DEMAND DATABASE SERVICE SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING WHETHER A DEVELOPED APPLICATION WILL OPERATE PROPERLY WITH AT LEAST ONE OTHER APPLICATION - In accordance with embodiments, there are provided mechanisms and methods for determining whether a developed application associated with an on-demand database service will operate properly with at least one other application. These mechanisms and methods for providing such determination can enable embodiments to ensure that new versions of developed applications will operate in the same application environment of a previous version. The ability of embodiments to make such determination may lead to an improved application migration development/runtime framework, etc.02-19-2009
20090144325Blocking of Unlicensed Audio Content in Video Files on a Video Hosting Website - A system, method and various software tools enable a video hosting website to automatically identified unlicensed audio content in video files uploaded by users, and initiate a process by which the user can replace the unlicensed content with licensed audio content. An audio replacement tool is provided that enables the user to permanently mute the original, unlicensed audio content of a video file, or select a licensed audio file from a collection of licensed audio, and insert the selected in place of the original audio. Where a video file includes unlicensed audio, the video hosting website provides access to video files to a client device, along with an indication to the client device to mute the audio during playback of the video.06-04-2009
20090150444Media markup for audio content alteration - A classification method and system for possible content alteration of a media work may include criteria regarding content that is feasible for alteration. Such criteria may be maintained in records that are accessible to an interested party. Some embodiments may include a record of primary authorization rights applicable to a possible content alteration. A further embodiment feature may include a record of secondary authorization rights applicable to substitute altered content incorporated in a derivative version. Various exemplary identifier markup schemes indicative of a location or category of an alterable media content component may be implemented for audio, visual, and audio/video alterable content.06-11-2009
20090150438Export file format with manifest for enhanced data transfer - An export file format and a method and system for creating and accessing an export file. In one embodiment, the system includes a facility to import and export databases, in whole or in part. In one exemplary embodiment, the export files are used for transferring information between databases. In another exemplary embodiment, the export files are used to archive portions of databases.06-11-2009
20090150435DYNAMIC UPDATING OF PERSONAL WEB PAGE - A user's personal home page can be dynamically updated by desired content originating on external web pages as long as the content continues to occupy the same position on the external web page. The owner of the personal home page configures the update system by specifying at least the network path to each selected web page, the pixel coordinates of the desired content on the selected web page, the pixel coordinates at which the desired content is to appear on the personal home page. The external selected web pages are pushed or pulled to the user's system where the desired content is extracted and written into a video buffer. Once in the video buffer, the content can be used to update the personal home page.06-11-2009
20090150432RECRUITER REFERRAL WIDGET - A method and system to manage web content is provided to generate an abstraction layer between a web application and content, based on a formal definition of content referred to as a content contract. An example recruiter referral widget comprises an event detector, a referral code module, and an upload module. The event detector may be configured to detect, at a third party system, a referral event associated with a resume document. The referral code module may be configured to obtain a referral code. The referral code may be generated at an employment marketplace organization to uniquely associate the resume document with the third party. The upload module may be configured to upload the resume document and the associated referral code to the employment marketplace organization.06-11-2009
20090106318 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETECTING SPAM OVER INTERNET TELEPHONY (SPIT) IN IP TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEMS - A method and system for detecting a spam over internet telephony (SPIT) is disclosed. Incoming call requests are received and analyzed using heuristic algorithms. A runtime action is provided based on the analysis using the heuristic algorithms. The heuristic algorithms include zero-touch heuristic algorithms that require no human intervention, one-touch heuristic algorithms that require human intervention one time, and multi-touch heuristic algorithms that require human intervention more than one time. Cumulative probability is calculated for each incoming call request, and the incoming call request is classified as a spam if the cumulative probability exceeds a threshold.04-23-2009
20090150440Method and system for data selection and display - A method and apparatus for concurrently displaying sets of data related to a medical condition, including a feature which enables the user to select one or more of the data sets for emphasized or more prominent display relative to the other data set(s).06-11-2009
20090157753SYSTEM FOR REALISTICALLY REPRODUCING MULTIMEDIA CONTENT AND METHOD THEREOF - A system for realistically reproducing multimedia content includes a realistic multimedia content producer for providing the multimedia content; a device metadata server for providing device metadata for realistically reproducing the multimedia content; and a realistic multimedia reproducing apparatus for downloading the device metadata for the multimedia content from the device metadata server, and applying device metadata selected by a user to thereby reproduce the multimedia content. Further, a method for realistically reproducing multimedia content includes downloading multimedia content to be reproduced realistically; checking if the multimedia content includes device metadata for realistic reproduction; downloading a plurality of device metadata for realistic reproduction of the multimedia content if the multimedia content does not include the device metadata; and reproducing realistically the multimedia content by controlling a reproducing device to which metadata selected by a user from the plurality of device metadata are applied.06-18-2009
20090157745ADDRESS CORRECTION OPTIMIZATION SYSTEM AND METHOD - According to some embodiments, a method and a system are provided to store data regarding a plurality of patterns among recipients listed in a mailing list, and determine whether to request an address correction service for a mailing to the recipients based on (a) a planned date for the mailing and (b) the stored data.06-18-2009
20100057778MEDIA RECOMMENDATION AND ACQUISITION SYSTEM - A method of providing a media recommendation is provided. The method includes receiving user provided information at a first device from a second device. The user provided information includes user preference information and user device information. The received user provided information is stored at a device accessible by the first device. Media information provided by a plurality of devices is monitored. The plurality of devices are accessible by the first device. A media recommendation is generated based on the received user provided information and the media information. If the user provided information includes an automatic download authorization, a media file associated with the generated media recommendation is downloaded to the first device from a content provider device. The downloaded media file is sent from the first device to the second device.03-04-2010
20080313228CONTROLLER LOG AND LOG AGGREGATION - Systems and methods of recording user actions on an industrial controller. When a user logs into an industrial controller (e.g., a stand-alone controller) changes made to the controller can be recorded by a logging component. The recorded information can be encrypted to ensure reliability of the information. The logging component can be periodically brought into communication with an aggregation component which can receive log entries from a plurality of controllers and their associated logging components, and compile the log entries into an aggregate log.12-18-2008
20080288542Media distribution kiosk - This invention comprises a method and apparatus for the distribution of stored digital data files (Content). It's a kiosk device (Kiosk) which stores motion pictures, audio, video, multi-media, interactive media, etc. stored as Content for distribution to a Portable Data Storage Device (PDSD). This process loads a Drive Array(s) with Content creating a Content library, and associating the Drive Array(s) with a Kiosk(s). This makes the data immediately available for delivery to a PDSD without internet latency.11-20-2008
20100023553SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RICH MEDIA ANNOTATION - Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and computer readable-media for rich media annotation, the method comprising receiving a first recorded media content, receiving at least one audio annotation about the first recorded media, extracting metadata from the at least one of audio annotation, and associating all or part of the metadata with the first recorded media content. Additional data elements may also be associated with the first recorded media content. Where the audio annotation is a telephone conversation, the recorded media content may be captured via the telephone. The recorded media content, audio annotations, and/or metadata may be stored in a central repository which may be modifiable. Speech characteristics such as prosody may be analyzed to extract additional metadata. In one aspect, a specially trained grammar identifies and recognizes metadata.01-28-2010
20090094278ARCHITECTURE FOR MASTER DATA MANAGEMENT IN AN ENTERPRISE - Master data management and information exchange (MIX) architecture includes a technology agnostic framework that unifies sharing and management of master data across repositories, data formats and applications in an enterprise. The MIX architecture comprises at least one master data store which stores and updates master data for said enterprise; a management parameter store which assists in providing technology agnostic architecture for an adaptive extensible framework for unified master data; and, a unified interface for enabling master data discovery, sharing and use across the enterprise, wherein the unified interface comprises management interface, inbound interface and outbound interface. The MIX architecture might additionally include a data integration component, data quality component, and an abstraction layer. The present architecture enables extended MDM enterprise deployment and can be implemented as a stand alone solution or as an MDM veneer over existing applications without affecting overall system behavior and is technology independent.04-09-2009
20090300066UNIVERSAL DEVICE IDENTIFIER FOR GLOBALLY IDENTIFYING AND BINDING DISPARATE DEVICE IDENTIFIERS TO THE SAME MOBILE DEVICE - Embodiments of the invention are directed to determining a universal device identifier (UDID) for a client device, based on multiple service-dependent identifiers (SDIDs) used by client applications, websites, or other services to identify the client device, SDID types are prioritized with pre-assigned weights. A received SDID causes a single database read to access all other SDIDs, and any existing UDID(s) associated with the client device. A final UDID is created or selected based on the SDID weights. The database is updated in a sequence that enables self recovery of a prior UDID in case of database error during update. First, any non-selected UDID records are updated with the final UDID. Next, lower weighted SDID records are updated. The final UDID record is updated. The highest weighted SDID record is updated last, to preserve the prior UDID as long as possible in case of update error, which aborts the remaining update.12-03-2009
20090210450Clinically intelligent parsing - A method, a device and a system for correlating medical information of a first format to medical information of a second format are provided. The method includes parsing an input sequence representing textual information into plural terms; searching a medical database to associate each term with a medical diagnosis; and translating each term into a coded phrase previously associated with the medical diagnosis in the medical database.08-20-2009
20090287738Assessment of Educational Services - This invention concerns a web-based system comprising a server, computer storage and web-portal to provide an integrated management feedback system for the assessment of educational services. The system particularly comprises an interface to input definitions of graduate attributes related to levels of complexity; and input definitions of learning outcomes related to teaching theory which defines levels for outcomes. A database to map relationships between graduate attributes at particular levels of complexity and their related teaching methods and assessment items; and learning outcomes at particular levels and their related teaching methods and assessment items. A processor to automatically respond to the assessment results for a particular student and determine and record both the graduate attribute levels of complexity, and learning outcomes levels, achieved by that student.11-19-2009
20090063569INFORMATION PROVIDING APPARATUS, INFORMATION RECEIVING TERMINAL, INFORMATION PROVIDING SYSTEM, INFORMATION PROVIDING METHOD AND PROGRAM - There is provided an information providing apparatus including an ECG scenario storage portion to store an ECG scenario related to a program in association with reference ID, an ECG package storage portion to store reference IDs of ECG scenarios related to programs in association with discrimination ID of an ECG channel allocated to an ECG package in order to provide a collection of information related to programs having a relationship as an ECG package, an ECG package providing portion to acquire discrimination ID of a particular channel from a receiving terminal, extract an ECG package corresponding to the acquired discrimination ID and provide it to the receiving terminal, and an ECG scenario providing portion to acquire reference ID of a particular ECG scenario included in the ECG package from the receiving terminal, extract an ECG scenario corresponding to the acquired reference ID and provide it to the receiving terminal.03-05-2009
20090282080SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGEMENT AND DISTRIBUTION OF MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATIONS - A system for delivery of content-based products. The system includes a content library which provides advanced interfaces for adding, manipulating, arranging and storing multimedia presentations, and for interacting with rich multimedia presentations.11-12-2009
20090259689Interactive recipe preparation using instructive device with integrated actuators to provide tactile feedback - A way of delivering recipe preparation instruction to disabled individuals is provided using an interactive cooking preparation device. The device retrieves an instruction delivery preference that corresponds to a user with a disability, such as a hearing or sight disability. The user then selects a recipe from list of recipes. Preparation steps that correspond to the selected recipe are retrieved from a data store, such as a database. The retrieved preparation steps are provided to the user using the interactive cooking preparation device that provides the preparation steps in an alternative delivery mode based on the user's delivery preference.10-15-2009
20090240734System and methods for the creation, review and synchronization of digital media to digital audio data - The system and its methods includes at least one computer for reading and writing digital files, a local drive for file storage or ability to access network storage, the ability to record and playback digital audio media, a software interface and the software's associated database.09-24-2009
20090222485Product information system for aggregating and classifying information from multiple sources with update ability - A framework and method for aggregating a plurality of product information accessed from a plurality of information sources. The framework comprises an aggregation module for receiving the product information such as vehicle details and for assigning a unique identifier to each product definition such as a vehicle advertisement associated with the product information. the framework includes a classification module for determining at least one classification for each of the product definitions according to a set of predefined classifications, such as vehicle make/model and dealership. The framework also has a storage for storing each of the product definitions according to the respective at least one classification and the respective unique identifier, such that the product definitions are retrievable from the storage in view of search parameters received from a potential consumer for the product defined in the product definition. The framework also has an update module for receiving update information associated with a specified unique identifier and for amending with the update information the product definition in the storage matching the specified unique identifier.09-03-2009
20090089329Systems and methods for the dynamic generation of repeat libraries for uncharacterized species - Systems and methods for using the same for dynamically generating repeat libraries for use in detecting and for masking out repetitive elements in species having poorly characterized genomes or transcriptomes based on phylogenetic analysis are provided herein. Dynamically generated repeat libraries find use, for example, in the design and use of probes for identification of specific targets in these poorly characterized species.04-02-2009
20090276462INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD, CONTROL PROGRAM, AND NAME MAPPING INFORMATION - An information processing apparatus includes a local storage in which a virtual file system is created, the virtual file system supporting an information recording medium on which encrypted content on which an encryption process has been performed is recorded, the encrypted content being managed for each of content management units serving as content use management units, and on which content management units used by the encrypted content are set; and a playback unit configured to read and play back the encrypted content managed by the content management units used by the encrypted content by using the virtual file system created in the local storage, configured to receive a data distribution file set for linking other information with the encrypted content of the information recording medium, the encrypted content being distributed from an information distribution server, and configured to update the virtual file system using the received data distribution file set.11-05-2009
20090276459MODIFICATION OF CONTENT REPRESENTATION BY A BRAND ENGINE IN A SOCIAL NETWORK - A brand engine receives a request from a user device operated by a first user to display user information of a second user. User information of the first user is mapped to at least the user information of the second user by the brand engine. The mapping may map the user information of the first user to user information of further users in a social network. The mapping may map of any combination of spatial, temporal, social, and topical data related to the users. A modified representation of received content is generated by the brand engine based on the mapping. The modified representation is transmitted to the user device. The user device displays the modified representation for the first user. The modified representation of the received content may include any combination of filtered and/or sorted content items, recommended content items, and/or modified content items.11-05-2009
20090100095Systems and methods for reinsurance utilizing epigenetic information - A method may include receiving epigenetic information associated with at least one individual. The epigenetic information may be utilized to calculate a risk. A least a portion of the risk may be transferred utilizing the epigenetic information.04-16-2009
20090100098SYSTEM AND METHOD OF DISTRIBUTING MULTIMEDIA CONTENT - In accordance with one embodiment of the present invention, multimedia content may be streamed, together with associated timing information, to various users, who may provide feedback data in response to the multimedia content; the feedback data may be related to the multimedia content using the associated timing information, and then stored to some medium.04-16-2009
20090287743SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REMOVING A STORAGE SERVER IN A DISTRIBUTED COLUMN CHUNK DATA STORE - An improved system and method for removing a storage server in a distributed column chunk data store is provided. A distributed column chunk data store may be provided by multiple storage servers operably coupled to a network. A storage server provided may include a database engine for partitioning a data table into the column chunks for distributing across multiple storage servers, a storage shared memory for storing the column chunks during processing of semantic operations performed on the column chunks, and a storage services manager for striping column chunks of a partitioned data table across multiple storage servers. Any data table may be flexibly partitioned into column chunks using one or more columns with various partitioning methods. Storage servers may then be removed and column chunks may be redistributed among the remaining storage servers in the column chunk data store.11-19-2009
20080228814Determining Software Rationalization for Optimizing Information Handling System Deployments - An asset discovery tool and process in which information from a customer's hardware and software environment is collected and the resulting customer data is processed using statistical algorithms based upon supplier specific information. After the data is processed, the asset discovery tool use the results to build reports that help customers make decisions regarding their application portfolio which will optimize their information handing system deployment costs.09-18-2008
20090089326METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING MULTIMEDIA CONTENT OPTIMIZATION - Methods, system and computer readable medium for detecting duplicate content in a pair of media files prior to publication on a webpage include generating fingerprints for the contents of each of the pair of media files. The fingerprints of one of the pair of media file are then compared with the fingerprints of another of the pair of media files to compute a similarity score. The similarity score is compared against an established threshold. If the similarity score exceeds the established threshold, it is determined that the two media files are substantial duplicate of one another.04-02-2009
20090089330Order entry system - An automated order entry system is provided for entering orders for artwork framing. The system can include a computer and a handheld computer. The computer includes a store or franchise database containing pricing information for artwork framing. The handheld computer includes a scanner and a portable database synchronized with the store database. Furthermore, information scanned from a frame sample corresponds with information contained in the portable database.04-02-2009
20080243928Human Factors Process Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (HF PFMEA) Software Tool - Methods, computer-readable media, and systems for automatically performing Human Factors Process Failure Modes and Effects Analysis for a process are provided. At least one task involved in a process is identified, where the task includes at least one human activity. The human activity is described using at least one verb. A human error potentially resulting from the human activity is automatically identified, the human error is related to the verb used in describing the task. A likelihood of occurrence, detection, and correction of the human error is identified. The severity of the effect of the human error is identified. The likelihood of occurrence, and the severity of the risk of potential harm is identified. The risk of potential harm is compared with a risk threshold to identify the appropriateness of corrective measures.10-02-2008
20090292733Acquisition and particular association of data indicative of an inferred mental state of an authoring user - A computationally implemented method includes, but is not limited to: acquiring data indicative of an inferred mental state of an authoring user in connection with at least a particular item of an electronic message, and associating the data indicative of the inferred mental state of the authoring user with the particular item. In addition to the foregoing, other method aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text forming a part of the present disclosure.11-26-2009
20080208912SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING CONTEXTUALLY RELEVANT MEDICAL INFORMATION - A system and method for the real-time presentation of context-relevant information to a user of a medical intervention system is disclosed. Embodiments of the invention provide for the definition of a current system context, analysis of the current system context, generation of a search parameter set, search of a set of information sources, analysis of the search results, and presentation to the user. The context-relevant information is updated as the intervention proceeds.08-28-2008
20080208910System, method, and computer program product for processing and visualization of information - Systems and methods for processing and reporting information and data, such as business information, and more particularly, to systems, software, hardware, products, and processes for use by businesses, individuals and other organizations to collect, process, distribute, analyze and visualize information, including, but not limited to, business intelligence, data visualization, data warehousing, and data mining. Real-time monitoring of web site interactions allows users to modify and fine-tune their websites to maximize value realized.08-28-2008
20080208908System and method for synchronization of user preferences in a network of audio-visual devices - A system and method for synchronizing user preferences in a network of audio-visual devices is disclosed. According to various embodiments, networked audio-visual (AV) devices are configured to store device settings applicable to other devices on the network. Account data related to users of the network is stored in a database distributed across the network. Device settings for the AV devices are associated with network users and are synchronized among the various devices. The devices are configured to apply user preferences, thereby allowing logged in users to receive a personalized experience regardless of which device in the network they use.08-28-2008
20080208906APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DEFINING AND PROCESSING PUBLICATION OBJECTS - A computer readable storage medium includes executable instructions to create a publication object, associate a set of report templates with the publication object, and define a set of recipients for the publication object. A format and a destination for each report template associated with the publication object is defined. A delivery rule for the publication object is also defined, where the delivery rule specifies a condition for delivery of distinct reports to the set of recipients.08-28-2008
20080208902SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DERIVING A HIERARCHICAL EVENT BASED DATABASE OPTIMIZED FOR ANALYSIS OF CHAOTIC EVENTS - A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer usable program code for inferring a probability of a first inference absent from a database at which a query regarding the inference is received. Each datum of the database is conformed to the dimensions of the database. Each datum of the plurality of data has associated metadata and an associated key. The associated metadata includes data regarding cohorts associated with the corresponding datum, data regarding hierarchies associated with the corresponding datum, data regarding a corresponding source of the datum, and data regarding probabilities associated with integrity, reliability, and importance of each associated datum. The query is used as a frame of reference for the search. The database returns a probability of the correctness of the first inference based on the query and on the data.08-28-2008
20080208904SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DERIVING A HIERARCHICAL EVENT BASED DATABASE OPTIMIZED FOR ANALYSIS OF COMPLEX ACCIDENTS - A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer usable program code for inferring a probability of a first inference absent from a database at which a query regarding the inference is received. Each datum of the database is conformed to the dimensions of the database. Each datum of the plurality of data has associated metadata and an associated key. The associated metadata includes data regarding cohorts associated with the corresponding datum, data regarding hierarchies associated with the corresponding datum, data regarding a corresponding source of the datum, and data regarding probabilities associated with integrity, reliability, and importance of each associated datum. The query is used as a frame of reference for the search. The database returns a probability of the correctness of the first inference based on the query and on the data.08-28-2008
20090112931Method and a System for Determining Predicted Numbers of Processor Cycles Required for Respective Segments of a Media File for Playback of the Media File - A method of determining predicted numbers of processor cycles required for respective segments of a media file for playback of the media file, a method of playback of a media file, a method of downloading a media file, a device for playback of a media file and a system for downloading a media file. The method comprising performing a bitstream analysis of the media file to determine a number of non-zero IDCT coefficients of the respective segments, input parameters of an MC task function associated with respective segments, or both; and determining the predicted numbers of processor cycles based on the bitstream analysis.04-30-2009
20090276464IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM AND METHOD - An image processing system and method receives one or more digital images in the form of image data, including selected object data of a digital image, and determines, by an electronic recognition process, if a recognition match is available between the selected object data of the digital image and image object library data associated with image descriptor library data. An automated library user interface presents selectable matched object descriptor data associated with the image descriptor library data when a recognition match occurs between the selected object data of the digital image and the image descriptor library data. In response, the automated library user interface provides user feedback data to confirm that the image descriptor library data corresponds with the selected object data of the digital image, or entered descriptor data if no match or an incorrect match occurs, to create library descriptor associated image data.11-05-2009
20090276461Role-Based Operational Communications Directory - A role-based operational directory capable of facilitating identification of and communication with key contact personnel during an operation is disclosed. Role-specific directory instances are created in the directory. The role-specific instances are created by a system operator and list the roles involved in an operation and the associations between the roles. The role-specific directory instance is advertised to a selected user, and the selected user associates with the role-specific directory instance. If the user is a key contact for the operation or is otherwise required or allowed to be associated with a role in the operation, the user also associates with a role from the list of roles in the role-specific directory instance. The directory instance is dynamically updated, modified, and tailored as necessary, and transmitted to the communication devices of the selected users of the role-specific directory instance.11-05-2009
20090276457Method and System for Maintaining Profiles of Information Channels - A method and system are provided for maintaining profiles of information channels available on the Web, wherein the information channels are accessed via pull-only protocols. The method includes monitoring one or more channels by a channel pull action at a monitoring rate, wherein the monitoring rate is determined for the one or more channels based on the number of update events in a previous time period. The method may optimally include filtering the update events in the time period by a novelty measure, wherein the filtering disregards events that do not include significant novel information. The monitoring rate is adapted based on reinforcement learning applying iterative learning rules over time.11-05-2009
20090282076PLAYLIST PROCESSING - A playlist having an entry that points to a media file in a first format is processed to be played at a client that has a player suitable for rendering files of a second format. A primary description file of the media file is generated at a server. The description file can be used by a second format player to render the first format media file. When a request for the playlist is received at the server from the client, a secondary description file is generated that points to the location of the media file. The server replaces the playlist entry pointing to the media file with an entry pointing to the location of the secondary file. When the client plays the entry from playlist, the client requests and receives the secondary description file, which the client uses to find and render the media file using the second format player.11-12-2009
20090282077MANAGING MEDIA FILES USING METADATA INJECTION - Apparatus and methods to manage media files using metadata injection provide a mechanism to enhance user interaction with multimedia devices. Additional apparatus, systems, and methods are disclosed.11-12-2009
20090150434Multiple Field Look Ahead and Value Help - Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for providing value help. In one aspect, there is provided a computer-implemented method. The method may include receiving, from a user interface, an input. Based on the received input, one or more fields may be determined from a plurality of columns of a table of a database. The determined one or more fields may be provided to the user interface for presentation as a value help to the input being presented at the user interface. Related apparatus, systems, methods, and articles are also described.06-11-2009
20090287741System and method for generating evaluation data - The invention relates to a system (11-19-2009
20090287740METHOD FOR ENABLING ON-DEMAND COMMUNICATION SERVICES - Techniques for coordinating an on-demand communication-based mashup service are provided. The techniques include resolving a dynamic context of a receiver, configuring a communication service with at least one parameter of the dynamic context of the receiver, and coordinating the communication service dynamically at run-time based on the at least one parameter of the dynamic context of the receiver, wherein the communication service is composed in a mashup environment. Techniques are also provided for providing a customizable service to a user.11-19-2009
20090049092CONTENT ANCILLARY TO SENSORY WORK PLAYBACK - An ancillary device is used to access content related to a sensory work during the playback of the sensory work. The ancillary device receives information related to the playback of a sensory work on a primary device, prepares content information related to the sensory work using the received information, presents the prepared content information using the ancillary device.02-19-2009
20090265381ALLERGY PREVENTION METHOD AND SYSTEM - An allergy prevention method and system. The method includes retrieving, by a computing system from a fidelity card, a user profile comprising information specifying first elements known to cause a user to have an allergic reaction. The computing system retrieves data associated with an item for purchase. The data comprises information specifying second elements comprised by the item. The computing system compares the first elements to the second elements to determine that a first element of the first elements matches a second element of the second elements. The computing system generates and presents to the user, a warning indicating that the first item may cause the user to have an allergic reaction.10-22-2009
20080275914ON-LINE SCHEDULE SYSTEM WITH PERSONALIZATION FEATURES - An on-line scheduling application allows users to personalize how television-related, entertainment-related, and social event related information is provided. Users may select one or more sources from which the information is obtained. Users may set up a date book that is also uses as a source. Users may select one or more delivery schemes that the application uses to provide the information. One or more of the personalization features of the scheduling application may be incorporated into an on-line television programming guide.11-06-2008
20080275913Dynamic assignment of statements for selected exams using clinical concepts - A system and method for generating statements for use by a user in collecting clinically relevant information about a patient for a selected examination type. The system comprises a storage including a plurality of statements having statement concepts assigned to each of the plurality of statements, the statement concepts being descriptors for defining each of the plurality of statements. The system comprises a receipt module configured for receiving a request having at least one parameter including an exam concept associated with the selected exam type for defining a characteristic of the selected exam type. The system comprises a matching module configured for comparing the exam concept to the statement concepts assigned to each of the plurality of statements, the comparison for selecting matching statements from the plurality of statements having the exam concept, the comparison resulting in a statement set containing the matched statements. The system comprises a generation module configured for generating a statement form including the statement set, the statement form for use by the user in collecting the clinically relevant information about the patient.11-06-2008
20080275912Computer-Assisted Means for Providing Personalised Healthcare Products - The present invention relates to a computer assisted method of providing a personalized assessment of supplement requirements for a human subject in which an individual's genotype is analysed for the presence of alleles at one or more genetic loci which may be associated with risk factors, and the alleles present compared to a first dataset comprising information correlating the presence of individual alleles at genetic loci with a lifestyle risk factor to provide a risk factor associated with the presence of particular alleles in order to generate a personalized assessment of nutritional and therapeutic supplement requirements, which may include a personalized supplementation formula.11-06-2008
20090172037METHOD, SYSTEM AND COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM FOR CONTROLLING MULTIMEDIA BASED ON DISPLAY CONDITION OF CONTENTS - A method for controlling multimedia data corresponding to at least one multimedia area included in content created by a content creator based on the state in which the content is displayed through a screen of a user terminal, includes the steps of: (a) creating information on the multimedia area to activate a specific multimedia data among the multimedia data if the specific multimedia area among the all the areas included in the content is displayed on the screen of the user terminal; (b) recording the content in connection with the information on the multimedia area; and (c) providing the recorded content to the user terminal if a request for viewing the content is received from the user terminal. With this method, the user may create the content systematically.07-02-2009
20090172035SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CAPTURING AND STORING CASINO INFORMATION IN A RELATIONAL DATABASE SYSTEM - A database management system for a hospitality or gaming business. The database management system comprises a database for storing information concerning customers of the hospitality or gaming business, customer activities, and products and services provided by the hospitality or gaming business. Data is stored and organized within the database in accordance with a logical data model comprising a plurality of entities and relationships organized within subject areas defining the manner in which information concerning casino customers, casino comps or rewards, and gaming sessions engaged in by the casino customers is stored and organized within the database.07-02-2009
20090313304Systems and Methods for Capturing, Organizing, and Sharing Data - A method for saving visual data that was captured from a data source is disclosed. Visual data is received via a network from a computing device coupled to the network. The visual data includes image data and non-image data. An item of content is generated based on the selected visual data from the data source for storage in a database coupled to the network.12-17-2009
20090037469EMAIL FILTERING USING RECIPIENT REPUTATION - The present invention is an adaptive method for filtering spam by using the reputations associated with recipients of email messages to determine the reputations of message and content attributes, then using the attribute reputations to determine whether or not the email message is spam and then using the determination of spam to update the reputations associated with the recipients of the email message. The present invention can also be used in conjunction with existing spam algorithms. Optionally, training of existing spam algorithms may be implemented by the use of recipient reputations or training types derived from recipient reputations.02-05-2009
20090037465METHOD OF IMPROVING DATABASE INTEGRITY FOR DRIVER ASSISTANCE APPLICATIONS - A method of maintaining a database for a plurality of vehicles includes obtaining first sensor data from a vehicle sensor and comparing the first sensor data to data in the database. If the first sensor data does not match the database data, it is determined whether data from a single vehicle sensor or from a plurality of vehicle sensors is required to update the database. The database is updated if consistent data from a required number of vehicle sensors is available. A loss of database integrity is identified if data from a plurality of vehicle sensors is required to update the database but is not available. Anomalous driving is identified if data from a plurality of vehicle sensors is required to update the database and is available, and if the first sensor data is not confirmed by data from other vehicle sensors.02-05-2009
20090006483System and method for collecting data from data sources and using data collection tools - A system and a method for collecting data from a data source that includes a database containing a tool for collecting data from the data source and creating a data record, a tool selector in communication with the database for selecting the tool from the database, a tool processor for executing the tool, and a communication channel for communicating between the database and the tool processor. The tool is selected from the database by the tool selector and transmitted via the communication channel to the tool processor for use in creating a data record that is transmitted to the database via the communication channel.01-01-2009
20080243926Sports information viewing method and apparatus for navigation system - A sports information viewing method for a navigation system designed for receiving sports information and displaying the sport information in multiple windows on a display device, the method comprises a step of forming a database of sports information including, current sports information and past sports information in a memory, a step for setting a keyword and priority for retrieving the sports information, a step for retrieving the sports information according to the keyword and the priority, a step for sorting the sports information according to a predetermined order, and a step for displaying the retrieved sports information on the display device.10-02-2008
20080250067SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SELECTIVELY IDENTIFYING MEDIA ITEMS FOR PLAY BASED ON A RECOMMENDER PLAYLIST - A system and method for controlling media item recommendations received by a user based on the rendering of a user's pre-established recommender playlist. The recommender playlist is a list of identifiers that identify recommenders in the user's social network and a filter rule(s) associated with each recommender included in the recommender playlist. The filter rule(s) may be a rule associated with recommender's media items of the recommender. The user is able to control which media items from the recommender's media items of the recommender will be actually received by selecting the desired filter rule(s) for each of the recommenders in the user's recommender playlist. After the user establishes the recommender playlist and the user desires to actually receive recommendations from a recommender, the user renders the recommender playlist to receive a playlist consisting of the recommender's media items as filtered using filter rule(s) established by the user in the recommender playlist.10-09-2008
20080228822SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COUNTRY OF ORIGIN COMPLIANCE - A multi-faceted portal and method is provided for the pursuit, capture, maintenance and provisioning of Country of Origin data that confirms a government-contractor's compliance with at least one of the Buy Americas Act, the Trade Agreement Acts, and other trade acts as will be determined in the future. The current invention flexibly provides these capabilities and includes at least one of a hosted service and enterprise software licensing agreement that allows at least one of a manufacturer, importer, supplier, distributor or other government contractor, or auditor to manage the Country of Origin information included about products/services it supplies, by providing a self-authoring portal. The portal also trains users and certifies their training.09-18-2008
20080228824Treatment Determination and Impact Analysis - A method, software, database and system for determining an optimal treatment for an illness in an individual and for determining the impact (e.g., side effects and intended benefits) of the treatment in the individual are presented in which an attribute profile of the individual containing genetic and non-genetic attributes is compared against a database containing combinations of genetic and non-genetic attributes that are statistically associated with successful treatment of the illness in other individuals.09-18-2008
20080228820Efficiently Compiling Co-associating Bioattributes - A bioinformatics method, software, database and system are presented in which attribute profiles of query-attribute-positive individuals and query-attribute-negative individuals are compared, and combinations of pangenetic and non-pangenetic attributes that occur at a higher frequency in the group of query-attribute-positive individuals are identified and stored to generate a compilation of bioattribute combinations that co-associate with the query attribute (i.e., an attribute of interest). Several computationally efficient approaches for identifying the bioattribute combinations are incorporated.09-18-2008
20080228817CONTENT HOOK-UP APPARATUS AND METHOD - The present invention relates to a content hook-up apparatus and method. In particular, the present invention relates to a content hook-up apparatus that searches and downloads various formats of content corresponding to a search list input from a user, performs format conversion on the downloaded content so as to be playable on a predetermined display apparatus, and provides the content subjected to the format conversion to the display apparatus, which can play the content in a streaming manner. The content hook-up apparatus searches and downloads the content at a predetermined interval according to the user's setting and maintains a reserve space for storing the downloaded content.09-18-2008
20080228816Electronic planner for the caretakers of infants - An electronic planner for the caretakers of infants. The planner includes a central processing unit (CPU) and a digital memory connected to the CPU. A bar code reader is connected to the CPU for gathering reference numbers from bar code symbols that direct the CPU to files stored in the digital memory. A keypad is connected to the CPU for delivering variable data to the CPU that is acted upon by the files withdrawn from the digital memory. A liquid crystal display (LCD) is connected to the CPU for showing information accessed from the digital memory, input via the keypad, or developed by the CPU. Information shown on the display can range describe events ranging from feeding, nursing, medicating, and sleeping, to diaper changing.09-18-2008
20090265388DISCOVERING CO-LOCATED QUERIES IN GEOGRAPHIC SEARCH LOGS - Described is a technology by which co-located query patterns are mined from a data space such as a geographic search log. An overall data space (basic) approach and/or a lattice-based approach may be used when mining. The data space contains objects, each comprising associated type and location information. The location information is used to determine the distance between different two or more types of objects, e.g., pairs. The frequency of occurrence of those pairs within the data space determines whether that pairing of object types indicates a co-located pattern. Also described is partitioning the data space into regions, including for the purpose of categorizing a co-located pattern as a local pattern or a global pattern based on how that co-located pattern is distributed among the regions.10-22-2009
20090265389Learned cognitive system - Systems, methods, and computer-program products for detection of explicit video content compare pixels of a possible explicit video content with a color histogram reference. Areas of the video content are analyzed using a feature extraction technique using a cognitive learning engine, while multiple levels of weighted classifiers are used to rank particular video content.10-22-2009
20090265387METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ENTERING ITEMS INTO A GIFT REGISTRY - Some embodiments of the present invention provide a system that enters items into a gift registry. During operation, the system photographically captures images of items at stores containing the items. Moreover, the images include a set of barcodes identifying the items. Next, the system obtains a set of product codes for the one or more items from the barcodes in the images. Finally, the system enters the one or more items in the gift registry using the product codes.10-22-2009
20090265386Library Generation for Detection and Identification of Shielded Radioisotopes - A method, logic and system are provided for generating data representing all possible materials that may be present when monitoring a region or space for a radioisotope of interest. All possible materials with which a radioisotope material may interact are grouped or categorized into one of a plurality of material groups. Each material group is further subdivided into a plurality of subgroups based on atomic number of a material. First data is stored for each of the subgroups of each of the plurality of material groups, where the first data represents an interaction between a representative material for a corresponding subgroup and radiation at a plurality of energy levels. Second data is stored representing spectral characteristics of each radioisotope of interest at the plurality of energy levels. For a radioisotope of interest, a computation is made to produce spectrum data resulting from an interaction between of the radioisotope of interest using the second data with the first data for each of the plurality of subgroups in each material group. The spectrum data is then stored in a library for later use in the field with the output from a detector. Spectrum data is stored for the particular detector to be used in the field, and to this end, such detector-specific spectrum library data may be adjusted to account for a detector's quantum efficiency and resolution characteristics.10-22-2009
20090265385INSURANCE DOCUMENT IMAGING AND PROCESSING SYSTEM - According to some embodiments, an insurance document is received at a document conversion system. The received document may be converted to a document image, and document identification data may be assigned to the document image. The assigned document identification data may be automatically matched to (and/or associated with) insurance information. It may then be arranged to provide the document image, the insurance information, and/or the document identification data for review. Subsequent to review, an insurance claim may be processed in accordance with the document image, the insurance information, and/or the document identification data.10-22-2009
20090265384Methods And Apparatus For Improving Backward Seek Performance For Multimedia Files - A multimedia player application is adapted to process multimedia data of one or more multimedia files (e.g. MPEG-4 files) to produce multimedia output data at an audio/video output device. A file allocation table (FAT) system is adapted to manage storage of these multimedia files. An interface process is adapted to maintain a current address pointer for a current position in a multimedia file being played, a backward seek address pointer for a preceding position in the multimedia file between the current position and the beginning of the multimedia file, and an index table address pointer for an index table of the multimedia file. The current and backward seek address pointers are regularly updated while the multimedia file is being played, and the backward seek address pointer is updated as a function of the current address pointer. Advantageously, backward seek times for backward seeks in the multimedia file are reduced.10-22-2009
20090265383SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING IMAGE LABELING GAME USING CBIR - The present invention is directed towards systems and methods for improving image labeling using content-based image retrieval. The method according to one embodiment of the present invention comprises selecting an image query and identifying a first image related to the image query. The method then selects a plurality of second images related to the first image and assigns weights to the plurality of second images. Finally, the method displays the first images and the second images on a client device.10-22-2009
20090265382METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SENDING MESSAGES ON BEHALF OF DEAD PERSONS TO LIVE RECIPIENTS - Messages are automatically sent on behalf of dead persons to live recipients. An administration computer receives and stores message information from a plurality of live customers. The message information for each customer includes identity data of the customer, identity data of one or more recipients who are to receive one or more messages from the customer after the customer dies, message data to be sent to the one or more recipients, wherein the message data is the one or more messages, and message sending instructions including timing information regarding when to send the one or more messages after the customer dies. A life/death customer status file is maintained in the administration computer regarding the plurality of customers who previously stored message information in the administration computer. The life/death customer status file is periodically updated by comparing its entries to a current decedent file. The one or more messages previously stored by a customer are sent to the one or more recipients in accordance with the stored message sending instructions when a customer is determined as having died as a result of the comparison.10-22-2009
20080281868METHODS, APPARATUS AND PRODUCTS FOR TRANSFERRING KNOWLEDGE - In a particular embodiment, a method is disclosed including but not limited to receiving object data at a trainer device from a consultant device; negotiating between the trainer device and the consultant device, initial assignment data to achieve the object data; sending the negotiated assignment data to a client device; receiving from the client device, performance record data recorded during performing of the assignment data; evaluating the performance record data for the object achieved in performing the assignment data; and sending amended assignment data to the client device based on the evaluation. A system and data structure are disclosed which are useful in performing the method.11-13-2008
20080281869Apparatus and Method Of Map Engine Clustering Automation - A system for clustering map information includes a map engine clustering automation (MECA) module communicating with a map engine to receive at least map content data from the map engine. In one embodiment, the MECA module clusters the at least map content data automatically to provide at least clustered map content data that is clustered on the basis of proximity. The system also includes a client communicating with the MECA module to receive the at least clustered map content data and display the at least clustered map content data. A method of map engine clustering automation is also included. In one embodiment, the method includes filtering a list of postings resulting in a first list of remaining postings. The first list is clustered so that postings that are substantially proximate are clustered resulting in clustered map points corresponding to postings which were clustered.11-13-2008
20080288541Method, Process, Schema, and Apparatus to Organize and Manage Company Folksonomy - A method, a process, and a schema that will be used to organize and manage a double-entry company accounting system, and a software system that is provided to allow a computer to manage that method, process and schema. The schema includes: account tagging of the accounting system of the company, including customer and vendor account tagging, product tagging, and capital asset tagging; transaction tagging; and tag cloud reports describing the system at or within a given time period. Tag cloud movies represent the changing situation of the company accounting system.11-20-2008
20080288540Method of Access to Personal Information - Methods and systems to store and access personal and medical information, inclusive of, but not limited to access in an emergency situation, routine medical care, or a means to archive personal and medical information, and events, by an individual, a caregiver or guardian, and/or a medical professional are provided.11-20-2008
20080288539METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR SCHEDULING COMPLEX WORK ORDERS FOR A WORKFORCE OF MOBILE SERVICE TECHNICIANS - Provided herein are data structures, processes and systems to facilitate scheduling of complex work orders to a mobile workforce. Complex work orders are comprised of several distinct sub-orders that require coordinated scheduling because the start of one sub-order is dependent on the start or completion of another. The data structure provided herein identifies a set of member sub-orders required for completing complex work orders and relates those sub-orders to one another by precedence criteria that establish which sub-orders are dependent on which other sub-orders. This data structure is used in computer processes integrated with workforce management systems to permit such systems to schedule and/or assign individual work orders in a coordinated manner to satisfy the precedence criteria. Also provided are processes for validating the completion of predecessor sub-orders prior to starting successor sub-orders and transmitting warning messages to field technicians when the precedence criteria have not been satisfied.11-20-2008
20080288545Method and System for Forming a Keyword Database for Referencing Physical Locations - An improved method and system for specifying physical locations when using applications run on navigation systems or other computer platforms that provide navigation- or map-related functions. When requesting a navigation- or map-related function from such an application, a user specifies a physical location using a keyword instead of specifying the physical location conventionally, such as by street address. A keyword database relates keywords to physical locations. The application uses the keyword database, or a copy thereof, to find data indicating the physical location associated with the keyword specified by the user. Preferably, physical locations are defined in the keyword database in terms of data in a corresponding geographic database. The application then performs the requested navigation- or map-related function using the data indicating the physical location associated with the keyword. The keyword database is built using input from users. An on-line system is provided that users can access to associate keywords with physical locations. A user accessing the on-line system is presented with a map from which a physical location can be selected. A keyword, which may be selected by the user, is associated with the selected physical location. The keyword is stored in the keyword database along with data indicating the associated physical location.11-20-2008
20080288543System and method for aligning data frames in time - A method and apparatus for merging data acquired by two or more capture devices from two or more points in a computer system, duplicate frames are analyzed to determine the time difference between the timestamp of a first capture device and the timestamp of a second capture device. The invention compares the frames for duplicates. If the duplicate frames are the first set of duplicate frames discovered, then all previous timestamps and all subsequent timestamps from the second capture device are adjusted by the calculated time difference. If duplicate frames are again discovered, the time difference is recalculated and all subsequent frames from the second capture device are adjusted by the calculated time difference. After all the frames have been analyzed and the timestamps adjusted, the frames are merged together and put into chronological order to simulate a single capture of data encompassing all of the points where the data was collected.11-20-2008
20080288538DIMENSIONAL COMPRESSION USING AN ANALYTIC PLATFORM - Systems and methods are presented that may involve receiving a causal fact dataset including facts relating to items perceived to cause actions, wherein the causal fact dataset includes a data attribute that is associated with a causal fact datum. It may also involve pre-aggregating a plurality of the combinations of a plurality of causal fact data and associated data attributes in a causal bitmap. It may also involve selecting a subset of the pre-aggregated combinations based on suitability of a combination for the analytic purpose. It may also involve storing the subset of pre-aggregated combinations to facilitate querying of the subset.11-20-2008
20080288536Method and System for Integrating Browsing Histories with Media Playlists - A method for maintaining a media playlist (11-20-2008
20080306999SYSTEMS AND PROCESSES FOR PRESENTING INFORMATIONAL CONTENT - Systems, processes, and devices may manage the presentation of information in association with the presentation of media. Media to be presented to a user may be identified and concepts related to the identified media may be determined. Items of non-advertising informational content corresponding to one or more of the concepts may be identified. At least one of the items of non-advertising informational content may be presented to a user in association with the presentation of the media.12-11-2008
20080313229PORTALS and DOORS for the Semantic Web and Grid - A Domain Ontology Oriented Resource System (DOORS) and a Problem Oriented Registry of Tags And Labels (PORTAL) are infrastructure systems for resource metadata within a paradigm serving as a bridge between the original web and the semantic web. IRIS registers domain names while DNS publishes domain addresses with mapping of names to addresses for the original web. Analogously, PORTAL registers resource labels and tags while DOORS publishes resource locations and descriptions with mapping of labels to locations for the semantic web. They provide an analogous resource label system, semantic search applications, and the benefits of collaborative semantic networks. Advertising is supported in several ways. Businesses purchase the right to display their products or services in association with searches. Also, content providers accept placement of advertising. Ads are then selected for display based on the content displayed utilizing the invention to match service providers with advertisers.12-18-2008
20080313235Program, apparatus, and method for managing services - A technique is provided for data coordination across a multiplicity of phases. A data receiver receives an interface dataset from the (i−1)th upstream phase. With reference to relevant representative datasets in the interface dataset, a phase-specific service manager performs its assigned services to produce a phase dataset. By consulting a schema corresponding to the ith phase, a representative dataset extractor searches the phase dataset to extract a representative dataset which is minimum but sufficient for use in the subsequent phases. A relationship descriptor generator produces relationship descriptors indicating usage relationships between this new representative dataset and the representative datasets including in the interface dataset that the data receiver has received. A data combiner appends the representative dataset and relationship descriptors to the interface dataset, thus producing a modified interface dataset.12-18-2008
20080313233Implementing audio substitution options in media works - A classification method and system for possible content alteration of a media work may include criteria regarding content that is feasible for alteration. Such criteria may be maintained in records that are accessible to an interested party. Some embodiments may include a record of primary authorization rights applicable to a possible content alteration. A further embodiment feature may include a record of secondary authorization rights applicable to substitute altered content incorporated in a derivative version. Various exemplary techniques may be used to provide audio and/or visual substitution options in a derivative version of the media work in accordance with applicable alteration guidelines.12-18-2008
20080313231Cross-Enterprise IT Information Sharing Platform - Scan information is obtained from a scan of a managed endpoint (e.g., a user workstation) in an enterprise environment. The scan information includes information about an endpoint object (e.g., a software program), on the managed endpoint. External information about the endpoint object is received from an information source outside of the enterprise environment. This external information may be provided by an IT information server that communicates with multiple enterprise environments. The scan information and external information is combined to produce integrated information. The integrated information is displayed on a user interface. At least a portion of the integrated information is also sent to a computer outside of the enterprise environment to be shared with users of other enterprise environments.12-18-2008
20080313230SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING EVOLVING USER PREFERENCES - A system and method for managing evolving user preferences. Various aspects of the present invention may, for example and without limitation, comprise maintaining a user preference profile in which is stored a variety of information, including information indicating the manner in which a user desires an electronic device to operate. Information of the manner in which a user utilizes an electronic device may, for example, be obtained, and the user preference profile may be maintained in accordance with such information. The user profile information may, for example, be transferred between various computing systems and/or devices.12-18-2008
20080313222Apparatus and Method For Visually Generating a Playlist - An apparatus and method for dynamically generating a playlist to a user are provided. An on-screen user interface display is used for generating a display of a sequence of media desired by a user, in which an artist map having a large collection of music is displayed so that a user can selectively create a playlist path to generate the playlist according to a configuration of attribute values that corresponds to a specified position selected by a user on the artist map within the display. The artist map may include an overview of a large music collection based on the sound of music in such a way that similar artists are placed close together and provides at least one of the following: artist, album, style, mood, genre, tempo, and year of music.12-18-2008
20080313225Methods and Systems for Developing a Data Repository for Heterogeneous MLS Systems - Systems and methods for developing a data repository containing property listing information automatically acquired from a plurality of multiple listing services (MLSs). The property listing information from various MLSs can be mapped to a common representation and stored in the data repository. The invention utilizes and transforms information from different source MLSs which may have a particular data schema that may or may not match a predetermined common schema for the data repository. The listing information is thus consolidated from MLSs even when their schema may be different from each another or the predetermined data repository schema. The data repository schema may be selected such that each of the fields that comprise the source MLS property listing information in its native schema (and all its elements including but not limited to, agent rosters, office rosters, and tax data) can be mapped from the source schema to the data repository schema (the destination). Accordingly, the data of the source property listing from various MLSs can be preserved. Possible mappings include one-to-one, one-to-many, many-to-one and others. For certain applications of the invention, mappings may be direct where the listing information data from an MLS is simply copied as is, or it can undergo a data transformation process that is based on a predetermined set of listing field mapping rules.12-18-2008
20080313227METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MEDIA-BASED EVENT GENERATION - Systems and methods are described allowing dynamic selection of media items (e.g., advertisements) for presentation within a media stream based on dynamically-generated information that describes the content of the media stream or the stream's consumer. Systems may include meta data servers and media servers that work together to dynamically select media items and dynamically build a media stream containing the selected media items to the consumer. The media items are selected based on dynamically-generated meta data. Such meta data may be generated by previous consumers of the media stream and provide an accurate and dynamic description of the contents of the media stream. Because the media items are dynamically selected based on dynamically-generated meta data, even though the same media stream may be requested by different media consumers, each media stream is individually generated and may be a unique stream that reflects the impressions of previous consumers of the stream.12-18-2008
20080313226LICENSED RIGHTS CLEARANCE AND TRACKING FOR DIGITAL ASSETS - Rights clearances management for assets, such as media assets. A rights brokerage service enables potential licensees to clears rights to use assets within designated projects, such as advertising campaign projects. The potential licensee uses an interface to select or identify an asset without necessarily accessing the asset itself. The rights holders and the rights held by each rights holder are identified based on the asset identity. A request is automatically issued to the rights holders to approve use of the asset for the project. The potential licensee may use an interface to track progress of approvals from the rights holders. Unenforceable rights are detected and approval is automatically obtained. If all enforceable rights are cleared, the asset may be committed for approval by a project manager or other authority. When approved, a license to use the asset is automatically created between the potential licensee and each of the rights holders.12-18-2008
20080208911METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR EVALUATING INTERNET CONTENTS, AND RECORDING MEDIA FOR STORING PROGRAM IMPLEMENTING THE SAME - Disclosed is a method for evaluating Internet contents created by users through an automatic analysis and output and recording media for storing a program implementing the same. The method includes inputting location information of Internet contents to be evaluated; automatically extracting predetermined evaluation factors from the Internet contents corresponding to the inputted location information; evaluating the Internet contents by substituting the extracted evaluation factors into a predetermined algorithm; and outputting evaluation information. Furthermore, a database for the corresponding contents, which is obtained based on the extracted evaluation factors and the information inputted by the user, enables a systematic provision for evaluation and ranking of the contents.08-28-2008
20080208907Employment recruiting - The disclosure includes recruiting systems having a job definitions database (the definitions having subject-level job criteria and offerings), a workforce-profile database of individual profiles (the profiles having subject-level individual qualifications and individual preferences), an information manager, and a communications port for access to the system. The information manager interacts with the job definitions database, the workforce-profile database and the communications port to permit bi-directional subject-level matching between the job definitions database and the workforce-profile database and to permit information and queries to pass through the communications port. The disclosure also includes methods of matching individuals with job definitions that use systems and apparatus of the type described above. The methods include comparing job criteria of the job definitions database with qualifications of the workforce-profile database, and identifying individuals qualified for a job definition in response to detecting a match between predetermined ones of the criteria and the qualifications.08-28-2008
20080313223SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DATA ANALYSIS - A method for data analysis according to various aspects of the present invention generally includes selecting a conclusion from a plurality of conclusions for one or more test data sets by generating discriminators from one or more threshold indicators associated with the conclusion, selecting a portion of the discriminators, ranking the discriminators in a sequence, and applying the sequence of discriminators to one or more test data sets to select the conclusion.12-18-2008
20080201370METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MOOD DETECTION - A Method for mood detection is proposed, comprising: receiving audio data (08-21-2008
20080307000Electronic Backup of Applications - Systems and methods are provided for storing and restoring digital data. In some implementations, a method is provided. The method includes receiving, while a current view of an application is displayed in a user interface, a first user input requesting that a history view associated with the current view of the application be displayed, retrieve data associated with the history view, determining a presentation format for the data, and displaying the history view in response to the first user input in accordance with the presentation format, the history view including data associated with at least a first visual representation of an earlier version of the current view of the application.12-11-2008
20080208913 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ONE CLICK FORWARDING OF DENTAL IMAGES TO OR FOR THE BENEFIT OF A REFERRING SOURCE - The invention is an apparatus, recorded computer program, and a method for use in dentistry, orthodontics, or medical/dental fields, which method includes the steps of designating a referring source for a data image or scan, making the data image or scan, storing the data image or scan in a file corresponding to a patient, and automatically uploading the stored file to a predetermined remote computer site accessible to the referring source.08-28-2008
20080208903SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DERIVING A HIERARCHICAL EVENT BASED DATABASE OPTIMIZED FOR CLINICAL APPLICATIONS - A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer usable program code for inferring a probability of a first inference absent from a database at which a query regarding the inference is received. Each datum of the database is conformed to the dimensions of the database. Each datum of the plurality of data has associated metadata and an associated key. The associated metadata includes data regarding cohorts associated with the corresponding datum, data regarding hierarchies associated with the corresponding datum, data regarding a corresponding source of the datum, and data regarding probabilities associated with integrity, reliability, and importance of each associated datum. The query is used as a frame of reference for the search. The database returns a probability of the correctness of the first inference based on the query and on the data.08-28-2008
20080270474Collecting influence information - Embodiments include a system, a device, an apparatus, a method, and a computer program product. A method of reporting influence on a person includes collecting data indicative of the person accessing electronic content over a computer network using the user computing device. The method also includes generating a user influence report by transforming the collected data into information indicative of events associatable with the person accessing the electronic content over a computer network using the user computing device. The method further includes transmitting data indicative of the user influence report via a network, the user influence report being receivable by a site operable to facilitate delivery of a benefit to an owner of the electronic content.10-30-2008
20080208909Database-based logs exposed via LDAP - A method and apparatus for maintaining logs for a Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) directory server. The method includes receiving or detecting events or activities in the system to be logged. The events are transformed into LDAP entries and stored in an LDAP repository. The LDAP entries may then be searched and operated on using LDAP operations, thereby providing enhanced utility and functionality for log data using LDAP operations and an LDAP repository.08-28-2008
20080235287HANDHELD ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING APPOINTMENT AND MEETING CONFLICT NOTIFICATION, AND ASSOCIATED METHOD - A method of checking a new entry in a calendar application having a cache that includes a first subset of existing entries falling within a first date range. Also, an electronic device implementing the method. The method includes determining whether the date of the new entry falls within the first date range. If so, the method determines whether the new entry directly conflicts with or is adjacent to one of the existing entries in the first subset, and provides a notification if appropriate. If the date is outside the first date range, the method creates a new calendar cache including a second subset of existing entries falling within a second date range around the new entry date, determines whether the new calendar entry directly conflicts with or is adjacent to one of the existing calendar entries in the second subset, and provides a notification if appropriate.09-25-2008
20080235286MEDIA PLAYBACK SYSTEM AND METHOD - A method of playing media stored on a media player (MP) is disclosed. The method includes identifying at least one media program and specifying a date and time to begin playing each media program, to provide a time-schedule playlist. The method further includes specifying a gap-response to a gap in the continuity of media playback, indicating as priority content, media to play, thereby interrupting the time-schedule playlist in progress, and specifying an interruption-response following each interruption of the time-schedule playlist. Specifying the gap-response includes: turning off the MP; playing media explicitly specified; playing media from a second media playlist; and, playing priority content media. Indicating priority content media comprises at least one of: indicating specific media; and, indicating categories of media. Specifying the interruption-response comprises specifying at least one of: shifting the content of the time-schedule playlist; and rejoining the content of the time-schedule playlist.09-25-2008
20080215629TRACK SHUFFLING SYSTEM AND METHOD - A method and computer program product for defining an active playlist of media tracks for rendering in a defined sequence. A portion of the media tracks defined in the active playlist are rendered. A shuffle command is received from a user concerning the active playlist. A non-rendered playlist is generated. The non-rendered playlist defines one or more non-rendered media tracks included within the active playlist and excludes one or more rendered media track included within the active playlist. A rendering sequence is defined for the non-rendered playlist.09-04-2008
20080235285Instant Messaging Service with Categorization of Emotion Icons - A method for sending messages in a data processing system (09-25-2008
20080235283GENERATING AUDIO ANNOTATIONS FOR SEARCH AND RETRIEVAL - Embodiments of a computer system to determine one or more annotation items associated with an audio file are described. During operation, the computer system provides an interactive environment in which multiple users listen to the audio file within a time interval. Next, the computer system receives one or more annotation items associated with the audio file from the multiple users. Then, the computer system displays the received one or more annotation items from the multiple users in the interactive environment, thereby enabling the multiple users to provide feedback to a given user in the multiple users.09-25-2008
20080235284Method and Apparatus For Analysing An Emotional State of a User Being Provided With Content Information - The invention relates to a method of analysing an emotional state of a user being provided with content information in a consumer electronics interface. The method comprises steps of: (09-25-2008
20080235282Personal Computing Apparatus and a Method Therein - A personal computing apparatus has a position code repository, which stores a representation of a plurality of subsets of a position code, and a code assigner, which on request assigns at least one of said subsets to a document stored in the personal computing apparatus. In this way local on-demand printing of position-coded base can be performed. The subsets of the position code represented in different personal computing apparatuses may be the same.09-25-2008
20080235281Digital File Management System With Unstructured Job Upload - Uploading digital assets from a source media directory into a web-based digital asset management system includes representing a structure of the source media directory, and the digital assets, as a XML object, and storing the XML object in a database. Based on the XML object, the source media directory structure and the digital assets can be displayed through a web-enabled user interface.09-25-2008
20080228818Compiling Co-associating Bioattributes - A bioinformatics method, software, database and system are presented in which attribute profiles of query-attribute-positive individuals and query-attribute-negative individuals are compared, and combinations of pangenetic and non-pangenetic attributes that occur at a higher frequency in the group of query-attribute-positive individuals are identified and stored to generate a compilation of bioattribute combinations that co-associate with the query attribute (i.e., an attribute of interest).09-18-2008
20080235279METHOD OF GENERATING AND PLAYING PLAYBACK FILE AND APPARATUS USING THE SAME - A method of generating and playing a playback file including a multimedia data and a player, includes steps of: (A-1) generating the playback file by sequentially storing a loader for loading the player, the multimedia data, and the player for playing the multimedia data; and (A-2) executing the player using the loader, loading the multimedia data on the player, and playing the playback file.09-25-2008
20080235278System and method of presenting assets related to media content - In a particular embodiment, a method of presenting assets related to media content includes receiving data indicating a selection of a selectable trigger from a destination device and identifying video content associated with the selectable trigger. The method further includes providing an electronic storefront to the destination device in response to the data indicating the selection of the selectable trigger. A plurality of assets related to the video content can be purchased via the electronic storefront. The plurality of assets includes at least a first asset type and a second asset type.09-25-2008
20080235277System and method for temporal recall of related items in an information workspace - A system and method are described for recording events in different applications within a workspace. For example, a system according to one embodiment of the invention comprises: an action recorder module for generating event records representing actions performed by a user in a plurality of different applications over a period of time; a storage unit for storing the event records; a past time selector module to select a past time period of recorded event records in response to user input; an event recaller module to retrieve event records related to each of the applications over the past time period from the storage unit; and a graphical user interface to graphically display actions associated with event records occurring in each of the applications over the past time period, the graphical user interface arranged to illustrate a temporal relationship between actions occurring in each of the different applications.09-25-2008
20080235276METHODS FOR SCANNING, PRINTING, AND COPYING MULTIMEDIA THUMBNAILS - A method, apparatus and article of manufacture for creating visualizations of documents are described. In one embodiment, the method comprises receiving an electronic visual, audio, or audiovisual content; generating a display for authoring a multimedia representation of the received electronic content; receiving user input, if any, through the generated display; and generating a multimedia representation of the received electronic content utilizing received user input.09-25-2008
20080235275Image Managing Method and Appartus Recording Medium, and Program - The present invention makes it possible to search desired images more quickly and surely. A keyword searching part 09-25-2008
20080235274Program Table Creation Method, Program Table Creation Device, and Program Table Creation System - There is disclosed a technique for automatically creating a detailed program table for playing contents according to various conditions. According to this technique, a constraint condition generation unit 09-25-2008
20080208916Bioinformatic Transaction Scheme - Secure network transaction system obtains user-authorized genetic term or bioinformatic profile, and transacts online service according to genetically-based user medical or other risk determined therefrom. Insurance policy, promotional offer, or other service may dynamically address genetically-based condition. Bioinformatic data classifies user per personal mask which filters subset of user genetic sequence. Risk profile may be calculated according to actuarial statistics, genetics and/or heredity using non-discriminatory rules specified for users in temporal or jurisdictional groups. User transactions are modifiable according to bioinformatic data representing genetically-based risk increase or decrease. Data is securely processed, modulated, and stored by network server for remote access and transaction using various portable user devices.08-28-2008
20080275915Image File Container - An image container file has at least first and second multimedia streams (MSs). The first MS includes first image data representing an image. The second MS includes arbitrary data, which can for example, correspond to: a different representation of the same image; annotations to the first image data; second image data that together with the first image data form a new image with greater dynamic range, resolution, field of view or other attributes that can be derived from processing two or more independent images; or an executable file related to the first MS. The image container file can also include an extensible metadata to hold information describing one or more multimedia streams of the image container file. Further, the image container file may include DRM information to provide information related to obtaining a license to access encrypted data or verifying the authenticity of encrypted or unencrypted data.11-06-2008
20080270468ADJUSTING SPATIAL OPERATIONS BASED ON MAP DENSITY - A method of determining density of a map is described along with an apparatus and computer-readable medium comprising instructions therefore. The method comprises determining one or more nodes of a quad tree applied to a map with which a predetermined query region intersects, calculating a cumulative data size of the query region based on a data size of the one or more intersecting nodes, and determining an average density of the query region based on the query region area and the cumulative data size.10-30-2008
20080270471Apparatus and method for internet service provider filtering in web analytics reports - A method and apparatus for filtering ISP names, related to visitors to a website, from web analytics reports. Filtering terms related to names of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are stored, and a visitor name associated with an Internet Protocol (IP) address of a website visitor is determined by, for example, use of a WHOIS database. The visitor name of a website visitor is compared with the filtering terms, and if the visitor name matches a filtering term, the visitor name is marked as an ISP entity.10-30-2008
20080270469BUSINESS METRICS AGGREGATED BY CUSTOM HIERARCHY - A metrics generation system provides IT computing system metrics that are aggregated by a custom hierarchy. The custom hierarchy is specified by a user through configuration files. The metrics generation system retrieves IT system health data, processes and aggregates metrics from the retrieved data and displays the metrics based on user defined parameters and instructions in the configuration files. The metrics generation system is flexible in that it can be changed to extract data from different IT data sources, calculate different metric information having a hierarchy of attribute types and values, and display a variety of metric data in different formats.10-30-2008
20080270477WORKFLOW METHOD, SYSTEM, AND DATA STRUCTURE - A method, system, and data structure for implementing a workflow. The workflow divides a general work task of an enterprise into activities and associated relationships with respect to participating roles in the workflow. A checklist file is generated for each participating role. Each checklist file is stored in a first database. Each checklist file specifies activities of each participating role and at least one relationship element for each activity of each participating role. The at least one relationship element of a first activity in the checklist file of a first participating role of the participating roles includes a dependency relationship. A plurality of checklist instances is generated. Each checklist instance being stored in a second database. Each checklist instance corresponds to an associated checklist file and records a status of each activity and of each relationship element in the associated checklist.10-30-2008
20080270472Information Terminal and Information Providing Method - A subject of the present invention is to provide an information terminal capable of protecting user's private information and also providing preferentially the content that is evaluated to be more appropriate to the user.10-30-2008
20080270478Image retrieval apparatus - This invention discloses an image retrieval apparatus. The image retrieval apparatus comprises an unlabelled image selector for selecting one or more unlabelled image(s) from an image database; and a main learner for training in each feedback round of the image retrieval, estimating relevance of images in the image database and a user's intention, and determining retrieval results, wherein the main learner makes use of the unlabelled image(s) selected by the unlabelled image selector in the estimation. In addition, the image retrieval apparatus may also include an active selector for selecting, in each feedback round and according to estimation results of the main learner, one or more unlabelled image(s) from the image database for the user to label.10-30-2008
20080270475Data processing systems and methods for connecting business objects to data sources - Systems and methods are provided for coupling business objects to data sources in a service-oriented architecture. The business objects may include a business object type from a plurality of business object types, and the data sources may be stored in quantity tables linked to a business object type. In one implementation, a system is provided that comprises a storage for storing a plurality of quantity tables, first processing means for performing a calculation on at least a specified business object type from the plurality of business object types, and second processing means for determining a first group of quantity tables linked to the specified business object type. The system may also include third processing means for selecting a data source from a first group of data sources stored in the first group of quantity tables, wherein the first processing means uses the selected data source in the calculation.10-30-2008
20080270473Determining an influence on a person by web pages - Embodiments include a system, a device, an apparatus, a method, and a computer program product. A user-side influence reporting method includes collecting data indicative of a computing device environment of a user-side computing device facilitating a person accessing Web pages and facilitating the person communicating with a third-party via a computer network. The method also includes transforming the collected data to indicate an involvement between the third-party and the person. The method further includes transforming the collected data to indicate the Web pages accessed by the person. The method also includes correlating the indicated involvement between the third-party and the person with the indicated Web pages accessed by the person. The method further includes outputting from the user-side computing device data indicative of the correlation.10-30-2008
20080270470AUTOMATED ASSEMBLY OF A COMPLEX DOCUMENT BASED ON PRODUCTION CONTRAINTS - A method for assembling a document generates a set of candidate content items for inclusion in the document, The content items may be stored in a computer-readable storage medium, A set of production criteria for printing the candidate content items as a document may be selected. An inclusion constraint is automatically applied to the set of production criteria. If the set of production criteria does not satisfy the inclusion constraint, a conflict may be resolved. One or more production criteria in the set may be identified that may be modified. A user selection of at least one production criteria that may be modified may be received. The identified production criteria may be modified according to the user selection. A document may be created that includes the modified production criteria and the candidate content items. The document may be published.10-30-2008
20090119338Computerized hazardous material response tool - A computer-based method and apparatus for identifying hazardous materials based on observable physical properties and signs and systems of exposure to the hazardous materials. The observable physical properties are obtained by preprocessing plain language data to obtain normalized descriptors and modifiers pertaining to a plurality of properties and signs and symptoms. The normalized descriptors and signs and symptoms are presented to a user in lists for comparison with a sample in the field. Once a material is identified, information can be obtained from the apparatus which is necessary for response to an incident involving the hazardous material. The preferred embodiments of the invention are particularly useful to responders to a hazardous waste incident.05-07-2009
20090063560METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PATENT CLAIM MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION - A method and system for organizing and managing claim elements and reference objects is disclosed. The method and system establish database links between claim elements and reference objects based on associations identified between them. These database links are then stored in the database for future reference. The links are also used to derive additional associations between other claim elements and reference objects. The method and the system also enable the displaying of claim elements and reference objects to users in a way that illustrates the associations between the claim elements and reference objects. Associations may be defined based on similarities or dissimilarities between claim elements and reference objects, and amongst claim elements and reference objects, respectively.03-05-2009
20090063564Statistical design closure - A method of statistical design closure is disclosed. The method generally includes the steps of (A) reading statistical data from a database, the statistical data defining a plurality of chip yield improvements, one of the chip yield improvements in each one of a plurality of design closure categories respectively, the chip yield improvements capturing historically trends based on a plurality of previous projects, (B) calculating a plurality of targets of a current design closure project based on the statistical data, one of the targets in each one of the design closure categories respectively and (C) generating a resource report to a user that indicates a plurality of resources expected to be used the current design closure project.03-05-2009
20100005119SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR THE CLUSTER OF MEDIA - A computer implemented method for the cluster of media, the method comprises, selecting a media search source via a user interface; providing a form-based interface that allow the entry of inputs to form a media search query; submitting the media search query to the media search source; receiving a media search result for viewing on the user interface based on the media search query, the media search result comprising media items; displaying the media search result in a collection depository on the user interface; and clustering the media items into one or more stacks having a variable number of the media items, wherein the method is performed by one or more processors adapted to execute instructions stored on one or more memory components of the computer, is described herein.01-07-2010
20090182771METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INFORMATION BOOSTING IN RELATED BUT DISCONNECTED DATABASES - Method and apparatus for information boosting in related but disconnected databases, in one aspect, may comprise identifying disconnected data sources comprising data that are related or dependent on one another, determining one or more relationships and dependencies among the disconnected data, and refining the data sources based on one or more relationships and dependencies.07-16-2009
20090164516METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR GENERATING MEDIA RECOMMENDATIONS IN A DISTRIBUTED ENVIRONMENT BASED ON TAGGING PLAY HISTORY INFORMATION WITH LOCATION INFORMATION - A computer-implemented method and system are provided for generating media recommendations in a media recommendation network. Aspects of the method and system include receiving by a server a plurality of play histories of media items from a plurality of users of devices, wherein at least a portion of the media items are tagged with corresponding time and location data indicating a time and location of play; receiving by the server a media recommendation request from a requester, including receiving seed information indicating a current location of the requester; using at least one of user preferences of the requester and the seed information to identify correlated users from which to search corresponding play histories from among the plurality of play histories; comparing the seed information to the corresponding play histories and generating a list of related media items contained therein; and returning the list of related media items to the requester.06-25-2009
20090164513Method and Apparatus For Mapping Encrypted and Decrypted Data Via Key Management System - A data processing system having a host computer including a key manager, a control unit connected to the host computer, a data storage unit (such as a tape drive) controlled by the control unit, and data storage medium for storing data thereon to be written to or read from by the data storage unit. The key manager stores a data structure having at least one record having a volume serial number, as start location, a length entry, and a key for encrypting and decrypting data on the data storage medium. A data storage medium (such as data tape) is mounted on the data storage unit, and a volume recorded on the tape is retrieved. The control unit retrieves the data structure from the key manager and matches the volume serial number recorded in the retrieved data structure with the volume serial number retrieved from the data storage medium. It they match, the control unit passes to the data storage unit, commands to turn on or turn off encryption dependent upon the location where data is written by the data storage unit onto the data storage medium, or to turn on or turn off decryption dependent upon the location where data is read by the data storage unit from the data storage medium.06-25-2009
20090083320Display method and system for collecting media preference information - An end user media preferences “key” captures an end user's personal media interests and tastes in a unique display format that is saved locally to an end user's computer. The key is forged using a display interface on a given site. As the end user later navigates to different web sites having media discovery applications and services, he or she uses the key to facilitate a media discovery process on such sites. In this manner, the key captures, carries and controls access to the end user's personal interests and tastes across multiple sites.03-26-2009
20090138511Service access exception tracking for regulatory compliance of business processes - A system for service access exception tracking and related method including an exception detection engine that receives a web services request message, the web services request message associated with at least one web service and a controller that sends a script to the exception detection engine, the script comprising a set of rules for the at least one web service. In various exemplary embodiments, the exception detection engine detects at least one exception in the web services request message by applying the set of rules and drops the web services request message. In various exemplary embodiments, a method of implementing a control path for a controller in a system for web service access exception tracking includes one of more of the following: downloading a script, the script comprising a set of rules for at least one web service; sending the script to an exception detection engine; detecting at least one exception type with the exception detection engine by applying the set of rules to a web services request message; receiving the at least one exception type from the exception detection engine; and storing the at least one exception type in an exceptions database.05-28-2009
20090138505INTELLIGENT DEFAULT WEIGHTING PROCESS FOR CRITERIA UTILIZED TO SCORE MEDIA CONTENT ITEMS - A system and method are provided for intelligently, or programmatically, assigning weights for one or more criterion utilized to score media content items based on an analysis of a group of media content items. In general, scoring criteria to be used to score media content items for a user are defined. A group of media content items associated with the user is then analyzed with respect to the criteria to provide results such as a number or percentage of media content items from the group of media content items that satisfy each of the scoring criteria. Based on the results of the analysis, a weight is assigned to each of the scoring criteria. Thereafter, media content items are scored for the user as a function of the weights assigned to the scoring criteria.05-28-2009
20090138515APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR COMMUNICATING, ACCESSING, ORGANIZING, AND/OR MANAGING, INFORMATION IN A NETWORK ENVIRONMENT - A computer-implemented method, including transmitting a message to a user computer, receiving a reply to the message which contains information for creating a task, a project, a project task, or a message stream, in response to the message, determining, using a processing device or a computer, whether the reply contains a request to create a task, a project, or a project task, in response to the message, creating a communication record for the message and the reply if the reply does not contain a request to create a task, a project, or a project task, in response to the message, or creating a communication record for a task, a project, or a project task, if the reply contains a request to create a task, a project, or a project task, and storing the communication record in a database or a memory device.05-28-2009
20090138510METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ASSOCIATING HELP DESK TICKET WITH AFFECTED DATA PROCESSING SYSTEM - Computer implemented method, system and computer usable program code for servicing a problem with respect to a data processing system. A report of a problem with respect to a particular data processing system is received at a service facility. A help desk ticket is created for the received report that includes a description of the problem with respect to the particular data processing system. A ticket identifier is associated with the help desk ticket. The help desk ticket and the associated ticket identifier are stored in a database managed by the service facility, and the ticket identifier is also stored at the particular data processing system. The ticket identifier stored at the particular data processing system is accessed to identify the help desk ticket associated with the ticket identifier, and the help desk ticket identifies the problem with respect to the particular data processing system to enable servicing of the problem.05-28-2009
20090138503Structure Based Storage, Query, Update and Transfer of Tree-Based Documents - A method for storing data, comprises representing the data as a tree structure, calculating a structure ID for the tree structure, the structure ID being a representation of the tree structure and independent of node names and node values of the tree structure, and storing a mapping of the structure ID to the tree structure.05-28-2009
20090070377System And Method For Intelligent Information Gathering And Analysis - A system and method for intelligent information gathering and analysis. Information is gathered from a plurality of open sources such as markets, investigations, government databases, internet intelligence, and public records. The gathered information is parsed and linked based on marketplace activities including threats. The parsed and linked information is sent to a database where queries can be applied to produce dossiers on entities. A client may add his own information to enrich a dossier and reports may be made based on the dossiers. Alerts may be generated when certain predefined conditions are met. These alerts can be used to drive various actions.03-12-2009
20090182772METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR IMPLEMENTING STAGED CONFIGURATOR MODELING - This disclosure describes, generally, methods and systems for implementing staged configurator modeling. The method may include initiating a staged product configurator model environment and presenting a user interface (UI) configured to allow for definition of stages. The method may further include receiving input via the UI indicating the definition of stages and storing the stages in a data store. Furthermore, the method may include defining product components and associating product components with one or more of the stages. The method may further include executing one or more applications associated with the product components. The method may further include executing one or more applications associated with the product components. Each application may be configured to use the one or more stages when executing a configurator, and each new stage supplied to the configurator may be equal to or linearly incremented from a previously supplied stage.07-16-2009
20090164517AUTOMATED FORENSIC DOCUMENT SIGNATURES - Methods and systems are provided for a proactive approach for computer forensic investigations. The invention allows organizations anticipating the need for forensic analysis to prepare in advance. Digital signatures are generated proactively for a specified target. The digital signature represents a digest of the content of the target, and can be readily stored. Searching and comparing digital signatures allows quick and accurate identification of targets having identical or similar content. Computational and storage costs are expended in advance, which allow more efficient computer forensic investigations. The present invention can be applied to numerous applications, such as computer forensic evidence gathering, misuse detection, network intrusion detection, and unauthorized network traffic detection and prevention.06-25-2009
20090177693Electronic Device Driven Selection and Retrieval of Media Files from Media Source - An electronic device automatically selects a subset of media files to retrieve from a media source based on a list of the media files received from the media source. The list of media files indicates the media files that are stored in the media source and are retrievable by the electronic device. The electronic device includes an algorithm implementing a scheme to automatically select and retrieve the media files based on the list of media files received from the media source. A user of the electronic device is relieved of the task of selecting the media files to be stored on the electronic device because the electronic device automatically selects and retrieves the media files. Further, the media source need not include codes or implementations to select the media files for retrieval by the electronic device because the electronic device is responsible for selecting the media files for retrieval.07-09-2009
20090164515METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR BIT STREAMING FOR DATA CENTRIC APPLICATIONS - The present invention utilizes the main Java package (javax.jcr.binary) for saving the node property path and other relevant retrieving information within the serialized XML node files so that the intended large binary data remains inside the content repository while the corresponding node is being serialized. A data centric application which requires processing of the serialized XML node file can then deal with a much reduced sized XML file. This can improve the performance greatly in terms of memory usage and processing speed for XML processors such as DOM. During the consuming phase of the data centric applications, the binary data property is streamed from its source JCR repository into the target repository by looking up its original property path and other retrieving information.06-25-2009
20090164512Method and Computer Program Product for Managing Media Items - A method and computer program product for managing media items, the method includes: clustering media items to media item groups and assigning a semantic event descriptor to each media item group in response to capture time of multiple media items, capture locations of multiple media items, event scheduling information and information extracted from media items; wherein the assigning of the semantic event descriptor is responsive to a type of the event.06-25-2009
20090187593Methods and Apparatus for Targeted Media Content Delivery and Acquisition in a Wireless Communication Network - Apparatus, methods and computer program products are provided for targeted media content acquisition on a wireless device. The wireless device selects media content to receive based on a resident user profile, locally constructed based on passive user data, active user data and user inference data drawn from the passive and active user data. Additionally, aspects provide for grouping of the media content prior to distribution, including communicating groups of related data in unison to limit the number of times that a wireless device needs to tune-in and/or wake-up to receive the media content, thereby reducing power consumption.07-23-2009
20090187594Method and System for Creation and Reuse of Concise Business Schemas Using a Canonical Library - An exemplary feature is a method for using XML Schema based standards. The method consists of constructing a reduced schema for a specific interaction from a collection of reusable artifacts. The method further consists of publishing the reduced schema in a repository thereby allowing the reduced schema to be reused.07-23-2009
20090138516Aircraft software part library - A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer program product for managing aircraft software parts. An aircraft software part is received at a library. The received part is stored in the library with other aircraft software parts. A user interface is provided to manipulate the aircraft software parts. Responsive to receiving a user input from the user interface to uplink a selected aircraft software part to a target aircraft data processing system, a command is created to send the selected part to an aircraft in which the target aircraft data processing system is located. The uplink command is stored in a queue in the storage in the library. The uplink command is distributed to a proxy server application in response to a request for commands. Responsive to receiving a request from the proxy server application processing the stored uplink command, the selected part is sent to the proxy server application.05-28-2009
20090138513MULTIMEDIA FILE CO-PROCESSING SYSTEM AND METHOD - A mobile electronic system for sharing a multimedia playlist over a communication network to a receiving mobile electronic device is disclosed. The system comprises a co-process request generating module configured for selecting one or more multimedia files from the plurality of multimedia files according to a predetermined selection, generating a co-process request according to the selected multimedia files, generating a proposed playlist according to the selected multimedia files. A feedback information receiving module is configured for receiving a matching playlist transmitted from the receiving mobile electronic device and saving the playlist as a co-processing playlist. A play controlling module is configured for playing multimedia files listed in the co-processing playlist.05-28-2009
20090138512Method and Apparatus for Encoding/Decoding - The present invention relates to a multimedia data decoding method and apparatus. The decoding method includes generating a data area comprising a first media data area, a second media data area, and a third media data area, and generating a media information area comprising first, second, and third track areas each corresponding to the first, second, and third media data areas. According to the present invention, the multimedia data decoding method and apparatus has an effect of being capable of constructing a slide show by only a small amount of multimedia data. Thus, a time taken to process and transmit the multimedia data can reduce.05-28-2009
20090138520Maintaining and Replicating Chat Histories - A consolidated instant messaging message history is maintained at a selected point of presence. Non-selected instant messaging points of presence include instant messaging messages that were transmitted during one or more instant messaging sessions conducted between the non-selected instant messaging points of presence and one or more instant messaging participants. The selected instant messaging point of presence retrieves instant messaging messages included at the non-selected instant messaging points of presence. The retrieved messages are stored on a storage device accessible to the selected instant messaging point of presence in a consolidated instant messaging chat history.05-28-2009
20090138509INTELLIGENT CLIENT CACHE MASHUP FOR THE TRAVELER - A data mashup on a user's device. The preferred and probably most useful device is a mobile one. However, there is no reason to so limit the invention. When the user makes an application data entry, such as a calendar entry for a meeting with a customer, the mashup uses rules and data patterns that have been defined by the user to query other relevant information sources to collect related information about the customer or the meeting, and to cache the collected information on the device for the user.05-28-2009
20090138514Traceable and Theft Deterrent Reclaimable Product - A theft deterrent cable may be provided. First, a plurality of unique codes may be created. Then a plurality of indicia may be placed periodically and longitudinally on the cable. The plurality of indicia may respectively correspond to the plurality of unique codes. In a database, the plurality of unique codes may be assigned to an organizational entity. The organizational entity may comprise a first enterprise. Next, an indication that the cable is to be transferred from the first enterprise to a second enterprise may be received. In response to the received indication, the plurality of unique codes may be assigned in the database from the organizational entity comprising the first enterprise to the organizational entity comprising a second enterprise.05-28-2009
20090138519METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ENHANCING SOFTWARE DOCUMENTATION AND HELP SYSTEMS - A method and system for enhancing software documentation and help systems. In one embodiment, a virtual library for a selected combination of tools is created. The virtual library is then linked to the tools in the selected combination of tools. In another embodiment, a combination of tools for designing a complex software system is selected from one or more software releases. The one or more software releases comprises a plurality of available tools. The selected combination of tools comprises less than all of the plurality of available tools. Each of the plurality of available tools is associated with one or more documents. Access to only those one or more documents associated with tools in the selected combination of tools is provided.05-28-2009
20090138502METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MEDIA COLLECTION EXPANSION - Systems and methods have been developed for expanding collections of media objects that are stored remotely. More specifically, systems and methods have been developed for continuously monitoring and updating collections of media objects stored in a user's media repository (e.g., a “media locker”).05-28-2009
20090287742METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR RUN TIME DIRECTORIES FOR ADDRESS SERVICES ON A MAIL PROCESSING SYSTEM - The present application generally relates to address data maintenance services using a mail processing system. The present application discloses techniques and equipment to update address information and usage of mail processing equipment to print delivery point barcodes that represent the current and accurate address information available for the addressee. The present application also provides a new approach for storing and searching address and name run time directories as part of a mail processing system using address reader technology.11-19-2009
20090049102ON-DEMAND DATABASE SERVICE SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR ENFORCING THE INCLUSION OF TESTS IN A DEVELOPED APPLICATION - In accordance with embodiments, there are provided mechanisms and methods for enforcing the inclusion of tests in a developed application. These mechanisms and methods for providing such enforcement can enable embodiments to ensure that new versions of developed applications will operate in the same application environment of a previous version. The ability of embodiments to enforce the inclusion of tests may lead to an improved application migration development/runtime framework, etc.02-19-2009
20090049096Multimedia storage media with playback function and multimedia player with modeling-looking - A modeling multimedia storage media with playback function and a multimedia player with modeling-looking comprises a housing, a memory for storing multimedia files, and a playback module for playing the multimedia files stored in the memory. The multimedia files stored in the memory are provided in an International Standard Recording Code with respect to the artists, in an International Standard Book Number, or an International Standard Audiovisual Number with respect to the concept of the image.02-19-2009
20090282075SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING AND BLOCKING AVATAR-BASED UNSOLICITED ADVERTISING IN A VIRTUAL UNIVERSE - A system and a method for use in a virtual universe (VU) system for identifying offering avatars that may send unsolicited advertisements to receiving avatars is described. The system and method further may allow receiving avatars to reject offerings from such offering avatars. The system and method may utilize reputations of the offering avatars. Receiving avatars may identify spam to the VU system that may record spam information about the identified offering avatar for future processing and may for make the spam information available to other avatars for their use.11-12-2009
20090276458Adaptive Workflows Derived From Updates to Solution Building Block Architectures and Designs - Provided is a method for the adaptive testing, updating and verification of a building block architecture and design, such as a solution building block (SBB) architecture design, in the event of a change to the building block architecture and or a component of the architecture. Typically, an on-demand, custom solution to a user or business's computing needs has a specific architecture and a common metadata definition that defines attributes and dependencies among components. When a specific, or target, component of the architecture, or SBB, is replaced or modified, the metadata associated with the new or modified component is placed in a building block repository. The system captures or recognizes the event and automatically generates workflows that enable a user to test, validate, implement and, if necessary, make additional changes to the architecture.11-05-2009
20100005122DYNAMIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS - This invention discloses the concept of a dynamic metasystem managing a dynamic system, achieved through the use of, and an environment (i.e., tools and ontologies) supporting dynamic artifacts. A system for generating a dynamic information system comprises a persistent dynamic repository of data and an integration metasystem. The repository forms an asymmetric navigational database, and the database includes an ontology model. The ontology model has an abstract model framework that supports creation and use of multi-dimensional and asymmetric abstract models of data, and views which define the content and form of presentation of that data using a computer. The integration metasystem includes components that describe components of shared infrastructure and services of an enterprise architecture, and a dynamic information system software tool generating artifacts representing information and views that define the presentation of data. The artifacts are provided to the ontology model, and have interfaces to the abstract model framework that permit creation, reading and modification of the contents of the asymmetric navigational database.01-07-2010
20090177698Client Access License Tracking Mechanism - A client tracking mechanism has a log file analysis routine that may generate two tables, one having a licensable entity designator and last logged off time, and the other having a current session designator. The first table may be aggregated by a server that may collect data from multiple client tracking mechanisms to determine a licensable entity's sessions across multiple servers. The client tracking mechanism may save and resume analysis from the last analyzed log file entry, and may be able to track sessions that are both shorter and longer than the time between each analysis. In many embodiments, a licensable entity may be a user or a device, when a license arrangement is configured in a per-user or per-device basis.07-09-2009
20090177699SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING PRE-POPULATED MEDIA DEVICES - Methods and systems are provided for obtaining and using media devices that are pre-populated with media items of interest. In some embodiments, a user can select a media device and one or more media items. Subsequently, the selected media device may be pre-populated by saving metadata files, sample media item files, and/or media item files associated with the one or more selected media items on the selected media device.07-09-2009
20090327351ELECTRONIC PRODUCT DESIGN - Automated electronic document design systems and method for designing and modifying product templates. When a user initiates a product design session, a product template is presented for user editing and a product description identifier is assigned to the product being designed. Document templates are assembled from individual composite elements. The individual identifiers of the component elements that make up the template being viewed by the user are associated with the description identifier. Tools are provided to allow a user to change one or more of the composite elements of the template. When a user changes an element, the identifier of the newly selected element is associated with the description identifier. Component elements of one template can be individually used, as appropriate, to prepare customized templates for another part of the same document or for different documents.12-31-2009
20090327347RELATIONSHIP DATA MANAGEMENT - Some embodiments provide a system for processing relationship data that expresses relationship between various entities. In some embodiments, the entities are entities associated directly with an enterprise. The entities in some embodiments described below also include entities associated indirectly with the enterprise through other entities. However, one of ordinary skill will realize that some embodiments might only track relationships between entities directly associated with an enterprise. In some embodiments, the system consolidates disparate relationship data sets that relate to the same set of entities. For instance, in some embodiments, the system includes several data storages that store relationship data. For at least two entities, at least two different data storages store two different relationship data sets that differently express the relationship between the two entities. The system includes a hierarchy manager that receives the two different relationship data sets and consolidates the two different relationship data sets into one relationship data set that best expresses the relationship between the two entities.12-31-2009
20090327345ABSTRACTION LAYER FOR ONLINE/OFFLINE RESOURCE ACCESS - A resource abstraction layer for use in a media processing environment includes a configuration file and a set of computer-executable instructions. Both network-based and locally-accessible resources are indirectly accessible via the resource abstraction layer. The configuration file has at least two data structures—a first data structure storing “virtual resource identifiers,” which reference particular resource usable in connection with rendering a particular media presentation, and a second data structure storing “virtual location identifiers,” which reference one or more locations at which particular resources are stored. The set of computer-executable instructions facilitates use of the configuration file, and seamless indirect access by the media processing environment to particular resources, regardless of where such resources are located. Temporary resources may be rendered while a particular resource is being accessed via the resource abstraction layer.12-31-2009
20090327346SPECIFYING MEDIA CONTENT PLACEMENT CRITERIA - To control advertisement or other media content placement in content, content owners or other interested parties may include ad or media content placement metadata in the content item. Media content placement metadata may provide specifications such as a maximum media content (e.g., ad) duration, media content rating, media content size, payment information, placement location on a screen (i.e., for videos or images) and the like. The media content metadata may be extracted and used to retrieve matching media content such as advertisements for inclusion during play of a corresponding content item.12-31-2009
20090327342DENSITY-BASED CO-LOCATION PATTERN DISCOVERY - Described is using density to efficiently mine co-location patterns, such as closely located businesses frequently found together in business listing databases, geographic search logs, and/or GPS-based data. A data space of such information is geographically partitioned into a grid of cells, with dense cells scanned first. A dynamic upper bound of prevalence measure of co-location patterns is maintained during the scanning process. If the current upper bound is smaller than a threshold, the scanning is stopped, thereby significantly reducing the computation cost for processing many cells, while providing suitable results.12-31-2009
20090187592WEB DOCUMENT USER EXPERIENCE CHARACTERIZATION METHODS AND SYSTEMS - Methods and systems are provided that may be used to characterize in some manner the performance that a user may experience when accessing a web document. An exemplary method may include accessing at least one performance characteristic associated with at least a portion of a computing environment adapted for sharing at least one web document, and establishing user experience information associated with the web document based, at least in part, on the performance characteristic.07-23-2009
20090187598SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ELECTRONICALLY PROCESSING DOCUMENT IMGAGES - The system and method facilitate the control and management of information and actions related to the computerized scanning, categorization, processing, storage, and retrieval of paper documents and electronic document images for the purposes of creating electronic data; data entry; data capture; data classification and categorization; and document-, file-, and records-management. The systems and methods facilitate the conversion of paper documents into electronic images and into more useful forms.07-23-2009
20090063568METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONSTRUCTING USER PROFILE USING CONTENT TAG, AND METHOD FOR CONTENT RECOMMENDATION USING THE CONSTRUCTED USER PROFILE - A method of and apparatus for constructing a user profile using a content tag, a method of recommending digital content by using a user profile including a tag included in the digital content and a preference value for the tag. According to the methods and apparatus, a user profile is generated by using a content tag, and thus the taste of the user according to digital content consumption can be expressed in more varied ways. Also, by suggesting a method of generating a tag from web content, construction of a user profile for digital content having no tag is enabled. Furthermore, a tag extracted from digital content used by a user is included in a profile and it can be used for a variety of purposes, such as expansion of a comparison scope, use of preference keywords, providing of content links, and expansion of search scope.03-05-2009
20090063562Importing and Reconciling Resources From Disjoint Name Spaces to a Common Namespace - A namespace exploits individual resource identity attributes of an application to allow the integration of resource instances from applications into a configuration management database (CMDB), prior to any data cleansing or namespace harmonization activities. An approach for incremental reconciliation of resource instances within the CMDB is defined.03-05-2009
20090063567COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM, DOCUMENT PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND DOCUMENT PROCESSING SYSTEM - A computer readable medium storing a program causing a computer to execute a process for performing an image processing, the process including: selecting a first storage location as a storage destination of an electronic document based on image information of the electronic document generated by reading a document to be stored; selecting a second storage location as a storage destination candidate of the electronic document; registering the electronic document to the first storage location; creating result information including information on the electronic document, the first storage location and the second storage location; allowing a user to instruct changing the storage destination of the electronic document from the first storage location to the second storage location; and registering the electronic document to the second storage location on the basis of the instruction.03-05-2009
20090063563COMMON CONFIGURATION FRAMEWORK FOR APPLICATIONS TO CONFIGURE DATABASE OBJECTS AND RESOURCES - Provided are a method, system, and article of manufacture for a common configuration framework for applications to configure database objects and resources. Configuration interfaces are maintained for a plurality of different database types, wherein each configuration interface implements a database configuration operation with respect to a database of one database type. A configuration request is received from an application indicating a database type, database name, and a database configuration operation. A determination is made of one of the configuration interfaces for the requested database type to implement the requested configuration operation with respect to the database having the database name. The determined configuration interface is invoked with the requested database name to perform the requested configuration operation with respect to the database name.03-05-2009
20090144328E-Commerce System Using Searchable Tags - An infrastructure facility for interactive commerce in media objects over a network is described. Consumers are provided with searchable access to media object suppliers using standardized commercial packages. A commercial package is associated with a media object by using a commerce tag consisting of embedded metadata to identify the associated commercial package and optionally parameterize a commercial offer. The infrastructure facility provides a searchable database of available media objects with commerce tags, media object suppliers, and an accessible reference for commercial packages and associated tags.06-04-2009
20090144324MILITARY DATA LINK INTEGRATION APPARATUS AND METHOD - The military data link integration solution provides a common and reusable approach to interface tactical data link radios with legacy subsystems on each unique military platform. The solution implements the full Link 16 J-Series message set. Enhancements are provided that allow the military user to activate or deactivate specific messages for each unique platform and to customize message processing and display selections through user defined instructions. The solution also provides the capability to automatically re-configure itself for subsystem interfaces and the integration of subsystem functions on each unique platform without the need to modify the product.06-04-2009
20090144330Personal greeting/information/advertising system and method - A method and system is disclosed for providing a particular greeting (06-04-2009
20090144329SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OBSERVING COMMUNICATION BEHAVIOR - A system and method for observing the communication behavior of a user, and analyzing data regarding the user's contacts and community. An electronic message (for example, from the user to a group of contacts) is intercepted and copied; the message content and message data are stored in a database. A contact value is determined (for example, a score is computed) for each contact in the community of the user. Each contact in the community is optionally assigned a ranking. Relationship data (data regarding the user's relationships with the contact and community) is extracted from the message content and message data. Statistics are compiled relating to the user, the contact, and/or the community. A list of contacts is compiled and monitored over time, thereby providing information regarding patterns of the user's behavior.06-04-2009
20090144326Site Directed Management of Audio Components of Uploaded Video Files - A system, method and various software tools enable a video hosting website to automatically identified unlicensed audio content in video files uploaded by users, and initiate a process by which the user can replace the unlicensed content with licensed audio content. An audio replacement tool is provided that enables the user to permanently mute the original, unlicensed audio content of a video file, or select a licensed audio file from a collection of licensed audio, and insert the selected in place of the original audio.06-04-2009
20090259684Digital content library service - A digital content library service makes available copies of digital content in a customer's tangible media library to be transferable to a hard disk or other random access memory of a compatible media player for a fee. To ensure that only one copy is transferable per tangible medium, the medium is permanently marked as part of the data entry process for the service. Optionally, the service, by encapsulating the customer's usage entitlements, also enables its users, for an additional fee, to stream their libraries to certain internet enabled media players so that they may also enjoy access to their digital content in a variety of new environments.10-15-2009
20080320044Messaging interface system - A system is disclosed for serving a message from a centralized database to a catalog. A database message is parsed to create a catalog entity. The catalog entity transformed to a normalized object for a target system. The normalized object is transformed into a data structure for the target system. The data structure is written to the target system.12-25-2008
20090013001SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING MULTIMEDIA CONTENTS - A method of communicating on a mobile communication terminal. The method includes inputting category information identifying a category of contents, providing a list of content information on a server corresponding to the input category information, wherein a content information indicates a portion of a content that the mobile communication terminal can connect to, selecting at least one of the list of content information, and connecting to the content corresponding to said at least one of the selected content information.01-08-2009
20090024666METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING METADATA - The present invention discloses a method for generating metadata, said metadata being associated with a content, the method comprising the steps of obtaining the uncompressed digital signal of said content; determining the feature data of said uncompressed digital signal, said feature data being associated with the features that can be physiologically sensed in the analog signal that corresponds to said uncompressed digital signal; and creating metadata that are associated with the physiological emotion according to said feature data. Therefore, a user can directly obtain metadata reflecting the physiological emotion.01-22-2009
20090024665Method and apparatus for processing data - A function control unit controls a function of processing data. An output unit outputs status information indicating a status of data processing by the function. A storing unit stores therein function information and next function information. A determining unit determines whether to execute a next function indicated by the next function information corresponding to the function information indicating the function that caused the status of data processing, based on the status of data processing. A requesting unit requests, when it is determined to execute the next function, a function control unit that controls the next function to execute the next function.01-22-2009
20090024664Method and system for generating a content-based file, and content-based data structure - A method for generating a content-based file to be distributed to a mobile device, the content-based file being based on multimedia data and a mechanism for generating a user interface, from the multimedia data, to be shown on the mobile device, includes the steps of determining the type of the mobile device, selected from a set of types of mobile devices, obtaining the technical features associated to the determined mobile device type, adapting the multimedia data and the mechanism for generating the user interface according to the obtained technical features, and generating the content-based file from the adapted multimedia data and the adapted mechanism for generating the user interface. A system generates a content-based file suitable for carrying out such a method and a content-based data structure is distributed for this system.01-22-2009
20090024662METHOD OF SETTING AN EQUALIZER IN AN APPARATUS TO REPRODUCE A MEDIA FILE AND APPARATUS THEREOF - A method and apparatus to reproduce a media file including reading mapping information from a predetermined position of the media file, searching for a sound field effect file of the media file by referring to the mapping information, and setting an equalizer of the audio data on the basis of the sound field effect file. A user can reproduce a media file by using an optimized equalizer of each media file even though the user himself does not set the equalizer. Also, since an equalizer setting of the reproducing apparatus can be applied to another reproducing apparatus, a user can enjoy listening to a media file in the other reproducing apparatus under the same reproducing conditions as those of the reproducing apparatus.01-22-2009
20090024660AUTOMATICALLY MOVING ANNOTATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH MULTIDIMENSIONAL DATA BETWEEN LIVE DATACUBES - Techniques are described for sharing multidimensional data and associated annotations between software systems. As described herein, the techniques provide mechanisms for defining inter-application “links” for automatically copying data and associated annotations among databases associated with the enterprise software systems. For example, a system may include a first database storing multidimensional data for a first software application, and a second database storing multidimensional data for a second software application. The system further includes an interface by which an administrator defines a link that specifies a source area of the first database and a target area of the second database. A link control module automatically moves multidimensional data and annotations associated with cells or cubes of the multidimensional data from the source area to the target area in accordance with the link.01-22-2009
20090204642Apparatus and methods for determining and processing medical outcomes - A data processing system is provided for determining clinical outcomes of medical data gathered by the system. The system can allow a person to define a medical study and can then administer the medical study and can collect and analyze data from potentially geographically diverse doctors, patients and other people associated with a study. Users enter sets of medical information. The system can analyze the medical data according to any number of clinical algorithms that may be custom defined and edited before and during the study. The system conditionally outputs the clinical outcome to the user. The clinical outcome can be used for treatment of patients participating in the study immediately after the data is input and analyzed. The medical outcomes can indicate such things as performance comparisons, composite outcomes, and risk stratification and assessments for such things as treatments, drugs, illnesses, doctors, patients and physician groups.08-13-2009
20090204641TECHNIQUES TO ASSOCIATE MEDIA INFORMATION WITH RELATED INFORMATION - System, apparatus, method, and article for techniques to associate media data with related information. A mobile computing device includes a media manager module. The media manager module processes a media file including metadata. The media manager module retrieves a first content from a metadata field in the metadata. The media manager module retrieves a second content from a field in an application file associated with an application client. The media manager module compares the first and second contents and determines whether the first and second contents are associated. If the first and second contents are associated, the media manager module retrieves the second content and inserts the second content in a second metadata field of the media file.08-13-2009
20090083335INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, APPARATUS AND PROGRAM IN XML DRIVEN ARCHITECTURE - This invention relates to the development of a business program in an XML driven architecture. First, XML data corresponding to a form screen is analyzed and a business class corresponding to a tag included in the XML data is specified. Then, by referring to a business class manager in which the business classes to be created are registered, it is judged whether or not the specified business class has not been registered in the business class manager, and if the specified business class has not been registered in the business class manager, the specified business class is registered in the business class manager. After this, each of the business classes has to be specifically programmed. On the other hand, at the execution time of the programmed business classes, XML data including tags corresponding to data inputted or selected for the form screen is obtained, and the business classes that correspond to the tags included in the XML data and are programs to carry out a processing relating to the tags. Then, the specified business classes are called among the business classes that are defined in advance and loaded in a memory.03-26-2009
20090083331METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CREATING CONTENT FOR PLAYING CONTENTS IN PORTABLE TERMINAL - Disclosed are a method and an apparatus for creating content for continuously playing a plurality of contents in a portable terminal. The method includes receiving rules in a content setting mode, creating one or more contents according to the received rules, and continuously playing the one or more contents when an input for instructing play of created content is made.03-26-2009
20090083328Systems and methods for profiled and focused searching of litigation information - Systems and methods for profiled and focused searching of litigation information allow a user to access specific legal information for use during litigation. The user can connect to a web site and access particular information from multiple sources based on the litigation task the user wishes to accomplish One litigation task is to create a litigation profile for a target, such as a particular litigant, attorney, judge, court, or firm. In this way, the user can perform focused and task-based searching to receive information about particular filings in particular locations, made by particular entities without knowing which sources contain certain pieces of the litigation information. For example, the user can receive all documents relating to summary judgment for patent infringement filed by a particular attorney in a particular court without specifying the source of information. In one aspect, the user can also access the source(s) upon receiving the results.03-26-2009
20090049098Providing a Social Network - A social network may be provided. First, a content group comprising a list of a plurality of content programs may be received. Next, a user selectable element corresponding to the content group may be made available to a plurality of users. A first request may then be received associated with the user selectable element from a one of the plurality of users. The first request may indicate that the one of the plurality of users wants to receive the content group. Next the content group may be provided to the one of the plurality of users in response to the first request. A second request may then be received from the one of the plurality of users for content corresponding to a one of the plurality of content programs. Then the content may be provided to the one of the plurality of users in response to the second request.02-19-2009
20090049099METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING MEDIA FILE - A method and apparatus for managing a media file are provided. The method of managing a media file comprising a plurality of media objects comprises correcting at least one media object from among the plurality of the media objects; generating or renewing information relating to unused regions generated in the media file according to the correction; and managing the media file based on the generated or renewed information. Therefore, difficulties in file management occurring due to correction of the media objects are reduced so that the media file can be efficiently managed.02-19-2009
20090049104Method and system for configuring a variety of medical information - A method and a device for configuring a variety of medical information formats are described. The method is used to incorporate a variety of medical information so as to output documents in a certain format and search for information of the patient's medication history. According to one of the preferred embodiments, the medical information is automatically extracted from the pixel of an image. Thus, the device and the method are used to relieve physician's workload.02-19-2009
20090049103METHOD, APPARATUS AND PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR RETRIEVING MOVING IMAGE - An apparatus for retrieving moving image according to the present invention has an extracting unit for extracting the information of the feature quantity of the moving image from the fixed moving image data, an extracting unit for extracting the information of the unique identification of the moving image to identify the moving image according to the information of the feature quantity of the moving image, and a retrieving unit for retrieving and identifying the fixed moving image from the object moving image for retrieving by comparing the information of the unique identification of the moving image with the information of the unique identification of the moving image beforehand extracted from the object moving image. Therefore, the information of the unique identification of the moving image for retrieving the moving image depends on the content of the moving image can be extracted, consequently, the identical moving image can be retrieved and identified from the moving image by using the information of the unique identification of the moving image at high speed.02-19-2009
20090049100METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HUMAN-POWERED MOBILE VISUAL SEARCH AND FEEDBACK - A system and a method for receiving live human feedback of an image provided using a mobile device equipped with a camera. The method includes capturing an image with the mobile device equipped with a camera, inputting a text query, where the text query corresponds with the image, transmitting the image and the text query to a server, determining at least one client user to send the image and the text query to, sending the image and the text query from the server to the at least one client user, reviewing the image and the text query, formulating at least one text response relating to the image and the text query, accepting the at least one text response from the at least one client user, and outputting the at least one text response to a user.02-19-2009
20090049095Internet based employment service transmitted using web services and video - The invention comprises an Internet based employment information computer network comprising at least one server and a database that utilizes a web service software system for transmission of employment candidate information from the database to an employer network. In one embodiment, the network further comprising resumes, photos or videos entered on the network database by employment candidates. In another embodiment, a website may be linked to a computer network and comprise at least one server and a database containing employment related information of at least one candidate and the database is searchable from remote computers and each employment candidate has a personalized profile URL or email address to receive messages or questions.02-19-2009
20090049093Custom User Pages for Participants in a Two-Way Communication - A method for creating and displaying custom user pages for participants in a two-way communication is described. A content profile for a second party in a two-way communication is selected or retrieved responsive to a triggering event. The content profile includes one or more content identifiers that identify content of interest to or otherwise relevant to the second party. Media content corresponding to said content identifiers in said content profile is downloaded from one or more remote content servers. The downloaded media content is used to create a custom user page for the second party to be displayed on a mobile terminal of a the first party.02-19-2009
20090049091SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING SIMILAR MEDIA OBJECTS - The systems and methods described create a mathematical representation of each of the media objects for which user ratings are known. The mathematical representations take into account the subjective rating value assigned by a user to the respective media object and the user that assigned the rating value. The media object with the mathematical representation closest to that of the seed media object is then selected as the most similar media object to the seed media object. In an embodiment, the mathematical representation is a vector representation in which each user is a different dimension and each user's rating value is the magnitude of the vector in that dimension. Similarity between two songs is determined by identifying the closest vectors to that of the seed song. Closeness may be determined by subtracting or by calculating the dot product of each of the vectors with that of the seed media object.02-19-2009
20090319573Internet based geographic information system - The invention is an Internet based Geographic Information System (GIS), which resides totally on Internet servers, allowing users to access and use the system on the Internet from a browser or equivalent, thus requiring no user installed software. The system provides enough core GIS capability to allow creation of GIS data layers but is user friendly enough to provide access to users who are not GIS specialists. The system supports sharing of data among users, and supports data compatibility with platform based GIS installations. Use of the novel GIS permits communities of users sharing common interests associated with a geographical area to communicate using a map base medium.12-24-2009
20090282082RECORDER - A recorder according to the present invention is designed to record data files, including video data and/or audio data, on a storage medium. The recorder includes: a status detecting section for determining whether or not the recorder is in a non-recording status in which the recorder is performing no recording operations; and a processing section for performing, as soon as the non-recording status is detected, processing to get ready to transmit at least one data file, which was recorded on the storage medium at or after a predetermined reference time, toward a server and generating at least one data file to transmit. The processing section performs at least one of format conversion processing and aggregation processing of aggregating multiple data files together.11-12-2009
20090259687Interactive Recipe Preparation Using Instructive Device with Integrated Actuators to Provide Tactile Feedback - An interactive cooking device is provided. A user selects a recipe from a list of available recipes. Preparation steps corresponding to the selected recipe are retrieved from a data store along with a set of ingredients. The retrieved preparation steps are sequentially displaying to the user on a display that is included in the interactive cooking preparation device. The user's preparation actions are monitored, using one or more sensors. Gestures that correspond to the current preparation step are retrieved from the data store along with thresholds that correspond to each of the gestures. The user's actions are compared to the retrieved gestures using the retrieved thresholds. If the user's actions vary from the gestures by more than the thresholds, an alert is generated. The user is then provided with a suggested course of correction.10-15-2009
20090043819System and method for document hold management - A system includes a legal hold notification tool including a legal hold management module to manage a legal hold issued on an organization, the legal hold management module generating a notification of the legal hold to a user subjected to the legal hold, and a legal hold affirmation module to obtain an affirmation of the legal hold from the user on periodic basis throughout the duration of the legal hold.02-12-2009
20090063559MULTIPLE DATABASE ENTITY MODEL GENERATION USING ENTITY MODELS - The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or method that generates or creates database entity models using entity models. The system can include devices and components that receive database vendor specific store schema descriptions. The vendor specific store schema descriptions can be employed in conjunction with mapping files that characterize a instance of a database to generate a common object model that can be used to provide a common interface comprehensible across multiple vendor or database types.03-05-2009
20090063565Job search in a geo-spatial enviornment - A method and system of a job search in a geo-spatial environment are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of conducting a job search includes obtaining candidate data (e.g., may be a name, a resume, an experience level, an education level and/or an employment preference, etc.) corresponding to a job search profile, determining a location associated with the job search profile based on the candidate data, storing the job search profile in a candidate repository, processing a search request from a user associated with the job search profile, obtaining a search radius associated with the location from the user, obtaining at least one employer profile based on the search radius, and displaying the employer profile to the user on a geo-spatial map. The method may further include obtaining a search parameter from the user, and obtaining the employer profile based on the search radius and the search parameter.03-05-2009
20090063561MEDIA MANAGEMENT BASED ON DERIVED QUANTITATIVE DATA OF QUALITY - Disclosed are systems, methods, and computer readable media for media management based on derived quantitative data of quality. The method embodiment comprises receiving a request for a media file, identifying one or more media files associated with the request, measuring at least one audio or visual quality associated with each media file by analyzing at least one of: compression artifacts or grading for each media file, generating quantitative data based on the measured at least one audio or visual quality for each media file, and returning the quantitative data associated with each media file. Other features include the ability to compare, archive, filter, sort and select media files based on the quantitative data.03-05-2009
20090055437REFERENT TRACKING OF PORTIONS OF REALITY - Management of information is facilitated by unambiguously tracking portions of reality over time. To track the portions of reality, a referent tracking system is used. The referent tracking system is able to communicate with other tracking systems and/or tradition information systems. Errors in the referent tracking system are detected and corrected to maintain actual representations of the portions of reality.02-26-2009
20090055435Analyzer, a system and a method for defining a preferred group of users - The present invention relates to an analyzer, a system, a method, and a computer-readable medium for defining a preferred group of users, wherein the group is defined in the following way. The analyzer receives data from a data network node, which may be e.g. a (plurality of) data-base(s). After receiving the data, there is determined a social network of the users and a set of parameters for each user. The set of parameters may comprise e.g. an innovator score, a repeat user score and a social influence score. After the above determination, there is determined the preferred group of users based on the social network and the set of parameters. The information (or indication) of the preferred group of users may be utilized in various marketing activities (e.g. product launch or churn management).02-26-2009
20090100101Method and System for Gathering, Analyzing and Disseminating Mind-Based Perceptions - Data pertaining to mind-based perceptions is gathered from numerous sources via computer and, using statistical techniques, mind-based perceptions that are commonly occurring are identified. By considering mind-based perceptions from multiple sources that are repeated with a frequency above a certain threshold level, investigators can focus on events that are commonly-appearing at any given time, thereby filtering out much of the “noise” that could be associated with one-time or reoccurring-but-not-specific.04-16-2009
20090083322CONTENT SCHEDULING FOR FANTASY GAMING - A user database includes information concerning at least one entity of interest. A program database includes multimedia content information associated with items of multimedia content and including a temporal interval during which the items of multimedia content are available. A presentation scheduling facility is communicatively coupled to the user database and the program database. The presentation scheduling facility is configured to determine a number of items of multimedia content that are associated with the at least one entity of interest based on the information concerning the at least one entity of interest and the multimedia content information, and configured to provide a scheduling screen containing identifications of the determined number of items of multimedia content.03-26-2009
20090083326EXPERIENCE BOOKMARK FOR DYNAMICALLY GENERATED MULTIMEDIA CONTENT PLAYLIST - In one embodiment, a method comprises identifying, by a multimedia generator circuit, media content elements from at least one available media source based on a prescribed multimedia presentation theme, each media content element identified as accessible from the at least one available media source via a corresponding media identifier, the prescribed multimedia presentation theme having been obtained by the multimedia generator circuit for a multimedia user; and automatically generating a playlist of multimedia content according to the multimedia presentation theme based on assembling the media identifiers according to a prescribed presentation preference.03-26-2009
20090083330POPULATION SELECTION FRAMEWORK, SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Tools providing a flexible selection framework for automated processes. The framework can allow end-users to define their own selection criteria to select a data population to be processed (for example, by a business application). Hence, the tools provide enhanced control over what data is provided to which process. Some such tools employ metadata to define what information the client process needs, how the results will be returned to the client process, and/or what selection tools should be available to select data for the client process, as well as the available data selection tools, which can include both tools provided with a business application as well as third-party and/or user supplied selection tools. The framework might also provide an application programming interface that ensures consistent communication between the population selection engine and the selection tools themselves.03-26-2009
20090083329Content management system and computer readable medium - A content management system includes a conversion a section, a display data storing section, a field section, an operation section and a management section. The conversion section converts content data into display data which is to be written into an electronic paper. The display data storing section stores the display data. The field storing section stores field data which includes identification information of a first user belonging to a field and identification information of the display data. The operation section accepts a request from a second user. The management section that allows, when the identification information of the first user contained in the field data coincides with identification information of the second user contained in the request accepted by the operation section, the display data indicated by the identification information contained in the field data to be written into the electronic paper.03-26-2009
20090083334SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR MANAGEMENT OF RISK DATA AND ANALYTICS - Managing and analyzing occurrences of certain types of adverse events associated with a distribution of a prescription drug into the commercial marketplace, such as a drug having an associated abuse liability potential. Data concerning an occurrence of an adverse event associated with such distribution is received and selectively logged as an event if the data satisfies one or more predetermined criteria which can be used to filter the received data. If the received data are logged as an event, a score is computed and assigned to the event. If the score meets or exceeds a pre-established threshold, a field researcher is assigned to investigate the logged event. Further data from the field researcher are stored in association with the logged event. Automated review of further data from field researchers can be performed to update the status of a logged event to closed.03-26-2009
20090083333DESIGN SUPPORT SYSTEM - The present invention solves the problems with the prior-art environmentally friendly design. That is, in order to achieve continual improvement, it is necessary to make a detailed evaluation based on the parts configuration. If a method of setting a basic unit for each individual part is used, a large number of process steps are required, and it is impossible to conduct accurate life cycle assessments (LCAs) frequently. The present invention provides an environmental impact assessment support and design support system incorporating a database in which information about the basic unit is associated with information about product classifications, parts classifications, and materials classifications. The system manages the information about the parts configuration and the basic unit while associating their histories of creation with each other.03-26-2009
20090083324METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MENU GENERATION - Methods and Apparatus related to generating representations of information. The information may include menu information for merchants such as restaurants. Referring to menus, methods may include receiving potential information for a first menu, and receiving indications of associations of the information with the first menu and/or any number of additional menus. Information and/or associations may later be updated by a desired set of users.03-26-2009
20080263100Method and system for the managing vehicle data - A method for managing vehicle data of a motor vehicle includes storing the vehicle data in an on-board memory. The stored vehicle data is associated with the vehicle using a vehicle identifier. The stored data is transmitted via a telecommunications connection to a data processing center of a telecommunications network. The transmitted data is made available at the data processing center for retrieval by third parties.10-23-2008
20080263099Affinity based social agent - Systems and methods associated with selectively initiating a social interaction based on affinity between personal electronic devices are described. One example system includes a data store to store playable content and a content organization logic to create a playlist of playable content. The system may include a communication circuit to communicate with a remote PED. The circuit may acquire information describing a playlist in a remote PED. The system may include a social agent logic to determine a degree of affinity between the PED and the remote PED. The degree of affinity may be based, at least in part, on a comparison of the playlist associated with the PED and a playlist associated with the remote PED.10-23-2008
20080263098Systems and Methods for Portable Personalized Radio - Systems and methods for delivering personalized content streams over a variety of devices and networks are disclosed. A user's preferences, customizations, and content are made available to the user through specialized clients for home, car, office, and portable environments. In order to enable personalized content streams on devices that are intermittently connected or that make use of network bandwidth during off-peak hours, the system prescribes a distributed content sequencing engine and a distributed, synchronized user profile and station/channel definitions. The system is also designed to support players connected via unidirectional or asymmetric connections such as satellite radios with or without an upstream data link.10-23-2008
20080263097Dual-purpose GIS data system - Embodiments of the present invention recite method for implementing a dual purpose Geographic Information Systems (GIS) network. In one embodiment, a first data stream which is compatible with a dedicated GIS data collection device is generated. The method further comprises generating a second data stream which is compatible with a mobile electronic device configured for collecting GIS data and which was not originally intended for use as a GIS data recording device.10-23-2008
20080263096Method and system for managing data quality - A method and system are described for managing data quality. An example method may include obtaining a first data stream interval including a first group of data items and a first aggregated data quality value associated with a quality of obtaining the first group, each data item including data attribute values, each data quality item including data quality attribute values associated with one of the data items. The first aggregated data quality value, a first indicator associating the first aggregated data quality value with the first group, and the first group may be selected. The first group and the first indicator may be stored in a user table of a database. A data quality table associated with the user table may be determined based on an entry in a system table. The first aggregated data quality value and the first indicator may be stored in the data quality table.10-23-2008
20080263095METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR NAVIGATING ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTS USING AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A method of navigating an electronic document using an electronic device may include obtaining by the electronic device, an electronic document having one or more navigation elements, and, for each navigation element, automatically generating a corresponding code. The electronic document may be displayed on a display area of the electronic device. An overlay for each code may be automatically inserted into the electronic document such that each navigation element may be displayed with its corresponding code. Each navigation element may then be linked to an input element or combination of input elements of the electronic device. A selection of at least one input element may be received, and a target represented by the navigation element corresponding to the selected input element may be displayed.10-23-2008
20080263093GENERATION OF A SET OF PRE-FILTERS FROM A SET OF EVENT SUBSCRIPTIONS TO MORE EFFICIENTLY SELECT EVENTS OF INTEREST - A method, system and computer program product for achieving a balance between pre-filter efficiency and pre-filter throughput. Event subscriptions are obtained for a given event consumer. The event subscriptions define the events to be routed to this event consumer. Pre-filters of varying complexity and filtering power are constructed based on these event subscriptions. A balance between pre-filter efficiency and pre-filter throughput may be achieved by selecting the best pre-filter out of these constructed pre-filters to filter events to its associated event consumer. The best pre-filter is selected by comparing a complexity threshold (e.g., a limit for the number of atomic Boolean expressions in a pre-filter) with the actual complexity (e.g., the actual number of atomic Boolean expressions) for each constructed pre-filter and selecting the most complex pre-filter without exceeding the threshold.10-23-2008
20080263092System for Correlating Psychological Profile to Customized Environment - A method of producing a customized environment for a client includes the steps of identifying the psychological profile of the human client as at least one of a plurality of predetermined psychological profile types. A plurality of selectable personal environment types are determined, and a psychological profile type of the human client is correlated to one of the selectable plurality of personal environment types. An arrangement for selecting the customized environment for the human client includes an input arrangement for inputting client information into a computer, a client information memory areas for storing the client information, an environment memory area for storing information relating to a plurality of environment types, each environment type having a respectively associated memory address, and a processor coupled to the client information memory area and the environment memory area, the processor converting the client information into a memory address, such as a database address.10-23-2008
20090089327SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SOCIAL PROGRAMMING OF MEDIA SOURCES - A method, system and user interface are provided for building and programming an online media (radio or TV) station based on collaboration by the station's users. The method includes creating an initial playlist for an online media station; creating a set of recommended media content items distinct from the initial playlist; aggregating user input regarding the recommended media content items; and generating a new playlist in accordance with the aggregated input. The user input regarding a given item of media content may include a positive vote or a negative vote. Each item added to the playlist after the initial playlist is voted on by the users, so that each item of the new playlist has an aggregated positive vote greater than a predetermined vote threshold.04-02-2009
20090100099METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING AND OFFERING AN EXCHANGE DATABASE - A system and method for providing an exchange database system is provided in some embodiments, the method includes automatically collecting contact information associated with a business or service provider; storing the automatically collected contact information in a plurality of data records, each data record being associated with a business or service provider; inviting the business or service provider associated with each of the plurality of data records to verify the automatically collected contact information and to subscribe to a service to maintain their associated contact information; and providing access the automatically collected contact information to subscribers and non-subscribers.04-16-2009
20090094285RECOMMENDATION APPARATUS - A recommendation apparatus for selecting, by comparing one or more media files from a plurality of received recommendations, one or more media files for inclusion into a digital media file. A recommendation apparatus in accordance with an embodiment includes: a main controller component for receiving a plurality of recommendations associated with one or more media files from a plurality of recommenders; a weighting component for determining a weighting factor associated with each of the received recommendations; a weighting component for identifying from each of the determined weighting factors each of the recommendations falling within a predetermined threshold and for selecting each of these recommendations for inclusion into an audio playlist.04-09-2009
20090198735METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING USER REGISTRATION ON CE DEVICE OVER NETWORK - A method and an apparatus for managing device users over a network are provided. The method of managing users of a device in which network communication is possible, includes: inputting a request of a device user to manage a device user list; providing a user identifier candidate list including at least one user identifier based on the device user request; and managing the device user list based on a user's selection of at least one user identifier in the user identifier candidate list.08-06-2009
20090198734SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING OBJECT ASSOCIATION BASED ON INTERACTION TIME USING A LOCATION TRACKING SYSTEM - A system is provided for associating an object with a locale or a second object based on interaction time. The system includes and object identifier linked with an object for providing data identifying the object and a location determining module for determining the location of the object. The location determining modules includes an object location module for determining the location of the object based at least in part on the data and an object association module for associating the object with a second object or locale. The object association module is configured to determine whether the object is in proximity to the second object or the locale for a time period greater than or equal to a threshold time and create an associating between the object and the second object or the locale.08-06-2009
20090100107ACCIDENT DATA FOR THE SEMANTIC WEB - Disclosed is a novel method and tabular display for presenting events in an investigation including obtaining blocks of information that include a description of an action and associating the information with other information to form logical groupings. The associations include input and output action associations. The method and tabular display also include forming event sets containing the associated group which include at least an input action, a focus action, or an output action and arranging the event sets in chronological order and displaying the event sets in rows over an input action column, a focus action column and an output action column.04-16-2009
20090177696METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AUTOMATICALLY IDENTIFYING COMPONENTS TO MONITOR IN AN ENTERPRISE ENVIRONMENT - One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that facilitates automatically identifying components to monitor in an enterprise environment. During operation, the system receives a designation of the enterprise environment. The system then identifies an enterprise application in the enterprise environment. The system also scans the enterprise application for one or more software components, wherein a software component can include a service, a database, or any other object that provides functionality to the enterprise application. The system then adds each software component to a monitor list. Next, the system determines each hardware component hosting the enterprise application and the software components. The system then adds each hardware component to the monitor list. Finally, the system stores the monitor list to facilitate subsequent monitoring of the enterprise application.07-09-2009
20090100096Systems, Devices, and Methods for Transferring Digital Information - Certain exemplary embodiments can be used to implement a method, system, device, software program product, machine-readable medium, signal, and/or user interface for, among other things: automatically down-sampling a first version of a digital image product to a second version; automatically uploading or downloading a predetermined version of the digital image product; automatically applying a transformation to a predetermined version of the digital image product; and/or automatically synchronizing versions across a server and/or multiple clients.04-16-2009
20090049090SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FACILITATING TARGETED MOBILE ADVERTISEMENT - A system and method for facilitating targeted mobile advertisement, the system having: a mobile device having: a communication subsystem adapted to send and receive data; at least one application adapted to consume data, create data or consume and create data; and a scan engine registered with the at least one application, the scan engine adapted to scan data consumed or created by the application, the scan engine further adapted to provide an ad trigger alert; and a mobile advertising server, the mobile advertising server adapted to receive ad trigger alerts from the scan engine and to provide advertising content from an advertising content provider to the mobile device.02-19-2009
20080294688DOORS - digital orientation and organizational reference system - A method of presenting and testing for comprehension, organizational information commonly provided during new employee (or stakeholder) orientation and later made available in company or employee manuals. This method utilizes existing digital learning system technologies to author content, test and track results. This method is a Digital Orientation and Organizational Reference System (DOORS) that provides content at two levels. One level is used for orientation and testing with access to the second, reference level, mostly used by existing employees or stakeholders for review or clarification. The content, tests and results are securely available online, or on transferable media such as DVD or CDROM's. The uniqueness of this system lies in its standardized repeatability enabling organizations to lower orientation costs, and verify transfer and understanding of content to stakeholders should this become questionable in the workplace environment or under legal review.11-27-2008
20090150437System and method for tracking an individual using typeprinting - Disclosed is a system and method for tracking an individual of interest over a network. Keystroke dynamics of users using computers are obtained in order to identify the individual of interest when the individual of interest uses one of the computers. Usage data of the individual of interest is recorded when the individual of interest is identified as using one of the computers.06-11-2009
20090012995Method and apparatus for capture and distribution of broadband data - A system and method for preparing for distribution to, distributing to and/or use by one or more devices broadband data associated with intelligence information garnered from an aerial vehicle (“AV”): The method may include obtaining from sensors coupled to the AV video depicting an area of surveillance, obtaining metadata associated with the video, aligning, temporally, the video and metadata, using reference information to align, spatially, the video and metadata, forming for distribution to the at least one device enhanced metadata as a function of the video, metadata and reference information, wherein the enhanced metadata is operable to enable displaying at the devices at least a portion of the video, whereby after receiving a distribution of the enhanced metadata, the devices are operable to display such portion of the video.01-08-2009
20090112930PROCESSES AND SYSTEMS FOR ENHANCING AN ELECTRONIC PROGRAM GUIDE - A process of displaying program information on a viewing screen may include: providing an electronic programming guide, the electronic program guide divided into timeslots containing program information; displaying program information from the displayed timeslots on a viewing screen; providing a link to additional information, the link associated with the program information of a particular timeslot; and displaying the additional information upon receiving a user input while displaying the program information of a particular timeslot. A related system may include: a client device configured to receive and display audio-visual programs; an electronic programming guide including a link to additional information associated with the program information of a particular timeslot; and a processor configured to display program information from the displayed timeslots on a viewing screen and to display the additional information on the viewing screen upon receiving a user input while the program information of the particular timeslot is displayed.04-30-2009
20090198731METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MODULARIZING WINDOWS IMAGING FORMAT - A method and system may include capturing a computer system in a file-based manner that promotes single-instancing of files and thus prevents the occurrence of duplicate files, separating the captured computer system into primary file resources and ancillary file resources, and creating a parent image and a child image that refers to the parent image. The method and system may further include writing the primary file resources on the parent image, and writing the ancillary file resources onto the child image. The child image may include a resource-only file and a metadata-only file which provides instructions on how to recreate the file resources stored in the parent image and the child image.08-06-2009
20090198732METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DEEP METADATA POPULATION OF MEDIA CONTENT - Methods and systems generate deep metadata associated with media content. The deep metadata may be used, for example, by media content recommendation systems. In one embodiment, a database includes a plurality of media files that are each associated with respective data models and metadata sets. A new media file is categorized by microgenre and automatically analyzed to generate a new data model. The new data model is compared to the database to determine a particular data model stored therein that satisfies a similarity threshold. In one embodiment, the comparison is limited to data models that are associated with the same microgenre as that of the new media file. A set of metadata associated with the particular data model stored in the database is then assigned to the new media file. In an example embodiment, the new media file is an audio file and the database is a music database.08-06-2009
20090198730Method and system for managing the lifecycles of media assets - There is provided a method for managing the lifecycles of one or more media assets. The method comprises importing the one or more media assets into a system for managing the lifecycles of the one or more media assets, determining one or more metadata tags for association with the one or more media assets by evaluating the one or more media assets with one or more tagging filters, associating the one or more metadata tags with the one or more media assets after determining one or more metadata tags for association with the one or more media assets, and grouping the one or more media assets according to the one or more metadata tags associated with the one or more media assets by evaluating the one or more metadata tags with one or more grouping filters to generate one or more media asset groups.08-06-2009
20090204637REAL-TIME COMPUTERIZED ANNOTATION OF PICTURES - A computerized annotation method achieves real-time operation and better optimization properties while preserving the architectural advantages of the generative modeling approach. A novel clustering algorithm for objects is represented by discrete distributions, or bags of weighted vectors, thereby minimizing the total within cluster distance, a criterion used by the k-means algorithm. A new mixture modeling method, the hypothetical local mapping (HLM) method, is used to efficiently build a probability measure on the space of discrete distributions. Thus, in accord with the invention every image is characterized by a statistical distribution. The profiling model specifies a probability law for distributions directly.08-13-2009
20090106316INFORMATION RETAINING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD AND PROGRAM - An information retaining apparatus of the present invention has a storage unit which retains a plurality of information, an input unit which receives an input from a user, and a determination processing unit which extracts at least some of the plurality of information stored in the storage unit so as to display it according to the input from the input unit or the determination information transmitted from an information processing apparatus connected to the information retaining apparatus via a communication medium and process the information based on the expiration dates of the extracted information and attribute information of the information.04-23-2009
20090204640SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ADVERTISEMENT TRANSMISSION AND DISPLAY - The disclosure herein provides systems and methods for a media enhancement system configured to associate a secondary media signal (for example, the secondary media signal can comprise an advertisement) to a primary media signal (for example, a radio broadcast). The disclosure herein additionally provides systems and methods for a media enhancement system that enables the generating, transmitting, displaying, and/or responding to a plurality of associated and/or unassociated secondary media signals, based on a primary media content from a primary media signal, user characteristics (for example, demographic and/or geographic information), and/or third-party preferences (for example, the goals of advertisers). The secondary media signals can be used to enhance the primary media content already being provided to the user on a user device. The secondary media signals can also be used to create psychological associations or relationships with the primary media content already being provided to the user.08-13-2009
20090204639SELECTIVE CONTENT REPLACEMENT FOR MEDIA PLAYERS - A network- and/or client-side media content replacement system/service (“MCRS”) facilitates identification and replacement of media content on media content players when defects associated with the media content players could negatively affect play of the media content. In one exemplary scenario, a media content player transmits a first message, which uniquely identifies the original media content item, to a network-based MCRS. It is determined based on the first message whether a defect associated with the media content player could negatively affect play of the original media content item, and if it is determined that play of the original media content item may be negatively affected, an alternate media content item is identified (for example, via a second message transmitted from the MCRS) to replace at least a portion of the original media content item.08-13-2009
20090210448FAST SEARCH IN A MUSIC SHARING ENVIRONMENT - A method, apparatus and system of method and system of directory sharing and management in a group communication environment is disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of a fast-search server includes processing a character of a query of music data, referencing the character with a reverse index of a music database, determining that the character matches a data record of the music database using the reverse index and returning the data record of the music database prior to receiving all characters of the query of music data from a user. The reverse index may be created from a combination of letters appearing as a string in a data field of the music database. The method may include preforking the character of the query of music data along with other processes in the fast-search server to minimize concurrency issues and to minimize threading locks.08-20-2009
20090210449Maintenance of Group Shared Inventories in a Virtual Universe - Generally speaking, systems, methods and media for maintenance of group shared inventories in a virtual universe are disclosed. Embodiments of the method may include receiving usage information for one or more inventory items each shared by a group having a plurality of users and storing the received usage information. Embodiments may also include analyzing the usage information for at least one shared inventory item and performing an action based on the analysis of the usage information. The action performed may include archiving, deleting, changing the price for, or adding to a list of included inventory items the shared inventory item. Further embodiments may include determining whether a rule based on group usage is satisfied and performing the action accordingly. Further embodiments may also include analyzing the usage information to determine trends of usage, comparing the determined usage trends to an established heuristic, and performing an action as a result.08-20-2009
20090222489MULTIMEDIA DATA PROCESSING DEVICE WHICH CAN EASILY PREPARE MULTIMEDIA CONTENTS - A multimedia processing device implements a script having a data structure that is formed of a drawing information describing portion where media data is chronologically described, and a user navigation information describing portion where correspondence between events and actions and implementation conditions are chronologically described. The multimedia processing device implements this script, and thereby, media data is chronologically reproduced, and at the same time, a user interface showing operations that can be chronologically carried out is outputted. Then, a predetermined process, such as an insertion of media data, can be implemented by carrying out the operations following the user interface according to predetermined timing.09-03-2009
20090222487PLANT INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND PLANT INFORMATION MANAGEMENT METHOD - A plant information management system comprising: a seed identification information input device; an individual plant identification information retrieval device; an individual plant identification information input device; a new seed identification information retrieval device; a storage location information retrieval device; a project database management device; a seed database management device; a project database memory device; and a seed database memory device.09-03-2009
20090222483System and Method for Automated Deployment of an Information Handling System - A system and method for automated deployment of an information handling system are disclosed. A method for managing the deployment of an information handling system may include executing a deployment application on an information handling system, the deployment application including one or more tasks associated with the deployment of the information handling system. The method may further include automatically determining for a particular task whether an execution time for the particular task is within a predetermined range of execution times. The method may further include automatically performing an error-handling task in response to determining that the execution time for the particular task is not within the predetermined range of execution times.09-03-2009
20090254587Method And System For Centrally Deploying And Managing Virtual Software Applications - A system and method for centrally deploying and managing virtual applications in an organization. The method comprises retrieving an existing schema of objects from a management directory of the organization; generating a virtual directory including at least the retrieved schema of objects and a virtual application; and enabling performance of a plurality of management and deployment operations on the virtual directory.10-08-2009
20090100102Film School Database - The invention is an electronic networking system assisting college “film students” in the process of locating other “film students” as well as their fellow students' film projects. The system includes features to search for projects and students within particular schools or throughout a plurality of schools. This system provides contact information and/or a means of contact, including an SMS text messaging ability.04-16-2009
20090248741METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INTEGRATING AN EXTERNAL SERVICE - A method and system for integrating an external service are provided. A first definition of a service for integration with an application floorplan is generated. A semantic type data having a second definition of a global data type used in the application floorplan is generated. A semantic type mapping having a third definition of an instance of the semantic type data in a data object used in the application floorplan is generated. A map is generated between a service parameter of the service and the semantic type mapping. The service is executed in the application floorplan using the map.10-01-2009
20090248744TRANSACTIONAL STORAGE SYSTEM FOR HEALTHCARE INFORMATION - Managing healthcare information data includes, on a computer, representing a state of a system based on the healthcare information, receiving a transaction representing a change to the system, changing the representation of the state of the system according to the transaction, and storing the transaction.10-01-2009
20090248742METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MOBILE PUBLICATION - Methods and system for mobile publication are described. A captured image may be accessed. A bar code may be decoded from the captured image. An item associated with the bar code may be identified. An item listing of the item may be generated in accordance with the identifying of the item. The item listing may be utilized for posting with a listing manager. One or more item listings for the item may be identified. At least one item listing of the one or more item listings may be provided for presentation in accordance with the searching of the plurality of item listings.10-01-2009
20090222488SOCIAL ASPECTS OF CONTENT AGGREGATION, SYNDICATION, SHARING, AND UPDATING - “Smart bookmarks” are described which facilitate aggregation, sharing, and dynamic access to the content in which a particular user has an interest.09-03-2009
20090222486SVC FILE DATA SHARING METHOD AND SVC FILE THEREOF - A method of sharing data of a scalable video coding (SVC) file and the SVC file are provided. The SVC file includes: a scalable base track including at least one scalable layer entry each storing metadata of the at least one scalable layer; and at least one sub track generated based on the scalable base track, which includes identification information of the scalable layer that is a basis of generation of a sub track among the scalable layers and identification information of the scalable base track instead of the scalable layer entry. Accordingly, when an SVC coded content is stored as a file, it is possible to reduce a storage capacity by avoiding duplication of common data and to provide convenience when the stored content is reprocessed by allowing a relation of tracks correlated to one another to be represented.09-03-2009
20090222484Method and system for reviewing business activity of a business entity - A method of reviewing business activity data of a business entity includes maintaining ticket records for a plurality of human-implemented jobs performed at a business entity. The method further includes monitoring business activities that occur on a computer system, and storing in a first log a first record for each of the activities. The method additionally includes automatically extracting from the first log a set of second records including a record for each business activity from the first log that indicates that a job was initiated, viewed, altered, rerun, or deleted by a human. The method further includes automatically extracting from the set of second records a set of third records. If a record in the set of third records indicates that a job was initiated, altered, rerun, or deleted by a human and does not have a corresponding ticket record, the record is flagged.09-03-2009
20090222481Device, System, and Method of Project Planning and Management - Device, system, and method of project planning and management. For example, a method of project planning and management includes: publishing a representation of a project specification comprising one or more discrete objects; publishing a collaborative comment to one or more of the discrete objects; and receiving a supplier proposal to fulfill one or more of the discrete objects.09-03-2009
20090259685Infrastructure and Architecture for Development and Execution of Predictive Models - A system that enables development and execution of predictive models comprises a centralized data management system, a data extraction tool a model validation tool and a model execution tool. In embodiments, a data management system includes a data management server that can be accessed via a web browser that stores data. An extraction tool includes a data filter adapted to filter data based on, for example, a population criteria, a sample size, and a date range criteria. A model validation tool validates the model. A model execution tool allows a user to score the model.10-15-2009
20080243933System and Method for Multi-Governance Social Networking Groups - A system and method for providing social networking groups under distinct governance models. In one embodiment, a data store stores governance model rules. A server applies the stored rules to implement a first online social networking group under a first governance model and a second online social networking group under a second governance model.10-02-2008
20090177702Medical Event Logbook System and Method - An event-based approach to collecting and organizing information associated with events affecting respiration is presented. The detection or prediction of an event affecting the respiration of a patient initiates acquisition of information associated with the event. The respiratory logbook system acquires information associated with the event during the event and during intervals proximate in time to the event. The information is organized as a respiratory log entry. The user can access the information by operating a user interface. The information may be presented in textual or graphical form.07-09-2009
20080243922System and method for marketing real estate - A system and method for marketing real estate in which an advertising broker (10-02-2008
20090248747REMOVABLE MEMORY INFORMATION MANAGEMENT - A method and structure manage a database. A first device that includes data is coupled to a second device that includes metadata relating to the data. The second device is removed from the first device and the metadata is modified. The second device is again coupled to the first device and the modified metadata on the second device modifies the data on the first device.10-01-2009
20090248746MERGING DATA FROM SURVEY DEVICES - Tools for synchronizing survey data between one or more survey devices and a surveying office application. The disclosed tools can help to ensure that each of the devices, and the office application, have consistent data. An exemplary tool might detect a change to data in an office application, identify any affected files on one or more survey devices, and ensure that the affected files are updated with the appropriate information. Conversely, in other aspects, a data inconsistency (which might be caused by a data change in the office application and/or on one or more of the survey devices) might be detected, and tools might be provided to enable a user to ensure that the correct version of the data is maintained by the system.10-01-2009
20090259690METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR AUDIO RECOGNITIION - Frequencies from a set of audio source files are extracted and measured across the set to determine a range of each of the frequencies. Stable frequencies of the frequencies are detected based on each range and used to create a stable frequency family. An unknown recording is mapped to the stable frequency family to form an audio fingerprint.10-15-2009
20090259686CAPTURING AND COMBINING MEDIA DATA AND GEODATA IN A COMPOSITE FILE - Systems and methods are provided for capturing and combining media data and geodata into a composite file. The system may include a media data capture module configured to capture media data at a plurality of geographic locations along a path in a geographic area, and to store the media data in a media data stream. The system may further include a geodata capture module configured to capture geodata indicating the geographic locations along the path at which the media data was captured. The system may also include a multiplexing module for interleaving the media data and the geodata into a composite file.10-15-2009
20080243917Computer-Based System and Method For Detecting Risks - A system detecting emerging risks in various systems and relating a detected risk to its relative impact on a system or product. A server receives and stores risk information from geographically distributed computerized data sources via a communication network. The risk information includes an identification and rating of a specific risk, and information associating the specific risk with a geographical area. Utilizing the risk information and area attributes, such as correlation factors and spreading patterns, a specific risk emerging in a first geographical area and spreading to one or more second geographical areas is detected. Emerging risks can be detected in geographical areas for which no risk information has been received, allowing to set up, maintain, and operate a risk detection system with a simplified technical infrastructure since it is not necessary to measure, transmit, and store risk indicators for all geographical areas for which emerging risks are detected.10-02-2008
20080306998METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR RENDERING A COLLECTION OF MEDIA ITEMS - The systems and methods disclosed herein relate to the identification, rendering, and publishing of collections of media items in an interactive computing environment.12-11-2008
20080306997METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING CALENDAR CONFLICTS - A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer usable program code for managing calendar conflicts. A plurality of calendar invitations waiting to be processed is identified to form a plurality of unprocessed calendar invitations. Calendar invitations are grouped within the plurality of unprocessed calendar invitations together that conflict with each other to form a group of conflicting calendar invitations. Each conflicting calendar invitation in the group of conflicting calendar invitations is presented in association with other calendar invitations in the group for resolution.12-11-2008
20080306996System and Method for the Collection, Correlation and Use of Vehicle Collision Data - System and method for collecting and using vehicle data. Crash data is received from a plurality of vehicle monitoring devices and added to a crash data database. The database is updated with additional information gathered from specific crashes. The crash data is correlated based upon a vehicle type parameter. Crash data parameters associated with one or more injury severity thresholds are identified. Alternatively, crash data parameters associated with one or more vehicle damage severity thresholds are identified. Injury and property damage estimates for subsequent crashes are made based upon the information collected in the crash database.12-11-2008
20080307002METHOD FOR PROVIDING AUDIO AND/OR VIDEO FILES - An audio and/or video file and method for providing audio and/or video files, wherein each audio and/or video file is subdivided in at least three parts, a first part of the audio and/or video file being provided in a first quality, a second part being provided in a second quality, additional information is provided in a third part, and the second quality being less than the first quality.12-11-2008
20080307004Broker mediated geospatial information service including relative ranking data - A method for providing a geospatial information service in a broker-mediated geospatial information service environment includes receiving a request at a broker system from a requestor. The request includes search criteria for returning geospatial information to the requestor. A plurality of process-dataset solutions is determined, each process-dataset solution comprising a process and a dataset to be processed thereby so as to perform a geospatial information service for returning information based on geospatial information to the requestor in accordance with the search criteria. A list is provided from the broker system to the requester, the list including the plurality of process-dataset solutions as well as a value indicator that is associated with each of the provided process-dataset solutions.12-11-2008
20080307003Broker mediated geospatial information service - A method includes receiving from a requestor search criteria for a geospatial information service. The requestor selects a dataset for use in providing the geospatial information service. A plurality of processes is determined, resulting in process-dataset solutions to the search criteria including the selected dataset. In particular, each process-dataset solution includes the selected dataset and a process of the determined plurality of processes. A list is provided to the requester, the list including the plurality of process-dataset solutions.12-11-2008
20090094281Systems and methods for transferring combined epigenetic information and other information - A method may include receiving anonymized epigenetic information associated with at least one individual. The anonymized epigenetic information associated with at least one individual may be combined with characteristic data. The combined data may be transferred.04-09-2009
20090055438STRICT VALIDATION OF INFERENCE RULE BASED ON ABSTRACTION ENVIRONMENT - An article of manufacture for processing rule sets and, more particularly, for processing abstract rule sets. One embodiment provides a computer-readable storage medium containing a program which, when executed by a processor, performs operations for managing execution of an analysis routine. The operations comprise accessing an analysis routine configured to process one or more inputs. The analysis routine is defined by at least one abstract rule set having one or more abstract rules each having a conditional statement and a consequential statement. The operation further comprises determining, from the retrieved analysis routine, a predefined validating condition that needs to be satisfied by at least one of the inputs, and validating a particular data value defining the at least one of the inputs on the basis of the predefined validating condition. If the particular data value is not validated, a predefined action configured to avoid execution of the analysis routine on invalid inputs is performed.02-26-2009
20090049097Method and Systems for Self-Service Programming of Content and Advertising in Digital Out-Of-Home Networks - A media and content distribution system comprising a global scheduling system (GSS) configured to collect data and content, an Internet network, and one or more Regional Content Delivery Systems (RCDSs) is disclosed. The one or more RCDSs are configured to receive data and content and communicate with the GSS via the Internet network. The one or more RCDSs further comprise a regional content distributor/local data aggregator configured to receive data and content from the GSS, a cellular or wireless network, one or more remote display units (RDU) configured to display the data and content, and a data unit configured to acquire information related to activity at the one or more RDUs. The data unit is in communication with at least one of the one or more RDUs. The one or more RDUs are in communication with the regional content distributor/local data aggregator via the cellular or wireless network.02-19-2009
20090100100SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PLAYING MULTIMEDIA FILES AT A WORKSTATION IN A PRODUCTION LINE - A computer-based method for playing multimedia files at a workstation in a production line is disclosed. The method comprises: (a) detecting periodically if a current time has reached a scheduled play time to play one or more multimedia files according to a play file schedule stored in a storage system at the workstation; (b) in response to the current time reaching the scheduled play time, downloading the multimedia files from a database system to the storage system upon condition that the multimedia file does not exit in the storage system; (c) playing the multimedia file via a display device.04-16-2009
20080215630SIMILAR CASE SEARCH APPARATUS AND METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM THEREFOR - More accurate search for similar cases can be carried out in the case where images by different imaging methods exist. An imaging information analysis unit obtains imaging information of search target images obtained by different imaging methods in the same examination from accompanying information of the images, and a similar case database storing similar case information sets each including examination ID, imaging information, a characteristic quantity, and image interpretation/diagnosis support information is searched in processing by a first similar case information search unit, a second similar case information search unit, and a judgment unit. A corresponding portion of the similar case information sets satisfying three conditions comprising agreement of the imaging information with the search target images, agreement of examination between the portion of the similar case information sets, and similarity of a content-based characteristic to the search target images is obtained.09-04-2008
20080215631ENHANCING WEB EXPERIENCES USING BEHAVIORAL BIOMETRIC DATA - A computerized method that provides a Web page having control structures for gathering behavioral biometrics. The method can receive behavioral biometric data in accordance with the control structures and in accordance with interactions of a user with the Web page. Additionally, the method can compare the received behavioral biometric data with at least one set of previously established values. The user can be profiled based upon comparison results. This profiling can affect the manner in which Web pages are provided to the user as well as the content contained therein.09-04-2008
20080215633Digital Media Asset Conversion System and Method - The present invention provides a system and method for identifying and converting digital media assets within a system through the use of identification data. A client device is examined to detect media assets lacking such identification data; the identification data is then applied to each detected asset with data specific to the customer and digital media asset. To facilitate transfers and ease of use the digital media assets can be made DRM-free.09-04-2008
20080215627Standardized health data hub - A central health data repository stores health data from various data providers and provides data to various data consumers. The data hub is a standardized central repository that conforms to various standards, such as Health Level Seven (HL7). The data is received according to the HL7 specification and is transmitted to the various data providers using HL7. The data may also be transmitted as a continuous data feed. In this manner, a large volume of health data may be collected, stored, and disseminated using the data hub as a standardized service. A computer system includes one or more processors, an output network interface and an input network interface, a memory for storing multiple personal health records having fields for storing data in a proprietary format or in a standard format. The memory may also include an HL7 translation module and a data insertion/retrieval code module, wherein the computer system performs as a standardized health data repository for various entities in the healthcare industry.09-04-2008
20080215623MOBILE COMMUNICATION FACILITY USAGE AND SOCIAL NETWORK CREATION - In embodiments, the present invention provides a method and system for associating a mobile subscriber characteristic with a mobile communication facility, creating a first user profile based at least in part on the mobile subscriber characteristic, identifying a relevancy between the first user profile and a second user profile, and sending an invitation to interact with a user associated with the first user profile and a user associated with the second user profile09-04-2008
20080215621Metamodel-based automatic report generation - A metamodel-based system for automatically generating reports is provided. Much of the work involved in creating report designs and reports is automated, allowing developers to produce a broad variety of report designs and reports in a fraction of the time required with standard report development, according to one illustrative embodiment. Metamodels for data and style templates may be created, that allow for the automated design and manipulation of report models. The report models may be used to generate reports that include the indicated data, arranged according to indicated data field properties, settings, and style templates. Changes made in the metamodels can automatically be reflected in reports designed according to those metamodels.09-04-2008
20090100093APPARATUS, SYSTEM, METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR PREVIEWING MEDIA FILES - An apparatus, system, method and computer program product are provided for generating a preview of one or more media files and/or collections of media files stored on a user's device, wherein the preview may be specifically designed to enable the user to quickly and easily recognize the media file and/or collection of media files. In particular, when a user requests to hear and/or view a preview of a collection of media files stored on his or her device, the user's device may first select which of the media files of the selected collection are most likely to be recognized by the user. The device may then determine which portion of those media files selected the user is most likely to quickly and easily recognize. The device may then combine the recognizable or representative portions of each of the recognizable or representative media files into a preview for outputting to the user.04-16-2009
20080208915Episodic Memory With A Hierarchical Temporal Memory Based System - A hierarchy of computing modules is configured to (i) learn a cause of input data sensed over space and time, and (ii) determine a cause of novel sensed input data dependent on the learned cause. When determining the cause of the novel sensed input data, the computing modules determine likely sequences based on observed inputs. Information identifying one or more of those likely sequences and indexes of observed elements in those sequences may then be stored in external memory to facilitate data compression and/or granularity-based searches.08-28-2008
20090077131System and Method of Transferring Data Through Transaction Process - A transaction process system (03-19-2009
20090077129SPECIFYING METADATA ACCESS FOR DIGITAL CONTENT RECORDS - Metadata associated with a digital content record is modified, where the digital content record is to be provided to a particular recipient, and has associated therewith an account. A recipient list associated with the account identifies one of three or more metadata detail levels associated with each of a plurality of potential recipients. In this regard, a particular metadata detail level is determined based at least upon a comparison of the particular recipient and the recipient list. Then, the metadata associated with the digital content record is adjusted in accordance with the particular metadata detail level. Accordingly, a relative detail, or resolution, of information provided by the metadata may be controlled.03-19-2009
20090077128IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS - An object of this invention is to enable prohibiting an editing processing and an update processing from being performed on original data held while copy data obtained by copying the held original data is being output to the outside. An image display apparatus according to this invention includes an image display function of displaying a series of images obtained by imaging an interior of a digestive canal of a subject at time series, and includes a storage unit 03-19-2009
20090043814SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COMMENTS AGGREGATION AND CARRYOVER IN WORD PAGES - A computer-implemented method for managing comment data generated when interacting with a page module is disclosed. At least one comment data being expressed by a user when interacting with the page module is detected and analyzed identify a context for the comment data. If the comment data is identified to be associate with a context, tagging the comment data with a context association, and if the comment data is not associated with a context then maintaining the comment data associated only with the page module. The comment data is then populated in the other page modules that were identified to have a context association with the comment data. The populating enables display presentation of the comment data made at the page module at the one or more page modules having the context association.02-12-2009
20080263094MULTI-RENDERED MULTIMEDIA SITE GENERATION APPARATUS, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS - Apparatus, systems, and methods disclosed herein may download one or more sets of presentation rendering property values (PRPVs) to a client processing device. Each set of PRPVs may be associated with a set of presentation characteristics of a sensory output device (SOD) used to present a multimedia presentation, a state of the SOD, or a state of a filter used to filter the presentation. A subset of PRPVs may be associated with a presentation element. A presentation page containing the presentation element may be assembled at a multi-rendered presentation server from a template, a set of controls, a view, and a dataset. The page may be assembled such that the set of PRPVs, acting upon the presentation element at the client processing device, is capable of rendering the presentation element for presentation at the SOD with a predetermined set of perceptual characteristics compatible with SOD presentation characteristics.10-23-2008
20090164522Computer forensics, e-discovery and incident response methods and systems - Systems and methods for collection of volatile forensic data from active systems are described. In an embodiment of the methods, a selected set of forensics data items can be selected. Runtime code capable of launching data collection modules from a removable storage device with little or no user input is generated and stored on the device. The collection of forensic data can then be accomplished covertly using the removable storage device by a person with minimal training. In another embodiment, pre-deployed agents in communication with servers and controlled by console software can collect forensic data covertly according to schedule, immediately at the command of an analyst using a remote administrative console, or in response to a triggering event.06-25-2009
20090012999Pushing a targeted audience to a particular location - A method for pushing a targeted audience to a specific location includes identifying an entity having a connection to the targeted audience and agreeing to enter into a Targeted Audience Initiator arrangement with the entity. The entity is then providing with materials for pushing members of the targeted audience to the specific location. The entity is then compensated in exchange for pushing members of the targeted audience to the specific location.01-08-2009
20080288544METHOD FOR IMPOSING POLICY MODIFICATION CONSTRAINTS - Meta data specifying modification constraints for one or more of the attributes of an (operational) policy is generated/provided. Thereafter, the meta data is associated with the policy so that the constraints specified by the meta data can govern the modification of the policy. Under the present invention there are at least two ways of associating the meta data with a policy. In one embodiment, the meta data is embodied as a meta policy that can be associated with one or more (operational) policies. In another embodiment, the meta data is inserted into individual policies as additional attributes.11-20-2008
20090150443CENTRALIZED SELECTION CONTEXT FOR USER INTERFACE DATA BINDING AND EVENT HANDLING - Systems and methods are disclosed which employ a centralized selection context having selection states spread across user interface elements. Methods are described in which the binding between widgets and data storage is isolated using the centralized selection context paradigm for a majority of data items represented within a user interface. This selection context is fully accessible by methods that access data while considering the current selection context. The centralized selection context simplifies event-handling logic by having selection context readily available thus removing the need to query individual widgets for their state.06-11-2009
20090043820SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING INFORMATION SERVICES TO SUBSCRIBERS IN A GPRS NETWORK - The present invention is directed to a system and method for providing services, such as location-based services, in a GPRS network. In a preferred embodiment of the present invention, a database including local geographical information is stored in a BSS (Base Station System). The BSS transmits data in the database to at lease one MS on dedicated DPCHs in idle packet frames. The MS populates its database with the data while in idle mode and provides the location-based services to a subscriber using its database.02-12-2009
20100057776DYNAMIC EXTENSION FIELDS FOR BUSINESS OBJECTS - A system may include generation of extension metadata defining an extension field of a core node of a business object, and generation of a runtime metadata buffer comprising enhanced metadata, the enhanced metadata based on core metadata of the business object and the extension metadata. In some aspects, a service request associated with the business object is received, it is determined whether the service request is associated with the extension field, an extension service associated with a dynamic data type is provided if it is determined that the service request is associated with the extension field, wherein the dynamic data type is associated with extension data of the extension field and core data of the business object, and a core service associated with an original data type is provided if it is determined that the service request is not associated with the extension field, wherein the original data type associated with the core data of the business object.03-04-2010
20100036876METHODS FOR PROVIDING ENHANCED CUSTOMER SERVICE - Methods according to the present invention may be used to convey information to enhance customer service for a wide variety of industries. Among other things, methods of the present invention allow a service provider to supply customers with information on services provided for the customer using one or more methods of distribution and in a manner that is fast, efficient, and easy for the customer to access. The information provided to customers can be distributed in a variety of formats and stored permanently for retrieval by the customer at any time. The present invention also allows service providers to gather metrics on communications to customers, as well as to facilitate targeted marketing efforts to help build customer loyalty.02-11-2010
20090327343SCHEMA-BASED DATA TRANSFER BETWEEN A DATA-BASED APPLICATION AND A DOCUMENT APPLICATION - Systems and methods are described for performing a schema-based data transfer between a database associated with a data-based application and a document associated with a document application. In one implementation, connection information established during an initial schema-based data transfer between the database and the document is maintained in association with the document. This connection information is then used to facilitate subsequent updating of the document based on information currently residing in the database as well as subsequent updating of the database based on information currently residing in the document in a manner that is highly automated and easy to use.12-31-2009
20090287739OUTAGE SCHEDULING SYSTEM - A system for scheduling, changing, and maintaining an outage schedule includes a data entry module adapted to allow a user to enter data pertaining to an outage, a pre-defined database containing transaction rules to define transaction flows, a processing module, and a display module. The processing module is adapted to process the data entered into the data entry module and the transaction rules provided in the pre-defined database. The display module receives processed data from the processing module, transforms the processed data into visual information representative of the processed data, and displays the visual information on a display of a computing device.11-19-2009
20090282081Method for Detecting Link Spam in Hyperlinked Databases - Methods for facilitating the identification of link spamming in a linked database include calculating a spam likelihood value for nodes in a directed graph of linked nodes are disclosed. The spam likelihood value is computed from an importance of the node and a derivative value of the importance function with respect to a coupling factor. The likelihood that the node's importance is inflated by link spam is estimated by calculating the ratio of the magnitude of the derivative value for the node to the rank for the node. Alternatively, the spam likelihood may be computed directly from a component of the principal eigenvector of A evaluated at two values of the parameter c. The normalized derivative value can also be used to provide an order of importance in a list of nodes.11-12-2009
20090282078UNIFIED MEDIA FILE ARCHITECTURE - Apparatus and methods for a unified media file architecture provide a mechanism to enhance user interaction with multimedia devices. Additional apparatus, systems, and methods are disclosed.11-12-2009
20090248749System and Method for Scalable Processing of Multi-Way Data Stream Correlations - A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer usable program code for processing multi-way stream correlations. Stream data are received for correlation. A task is formed for continuously partitioning a multi-way stream correlation workload into smaller workload pieces. Each of the smaller workload pieces may be processed by a single host. The stream data are sent to different hosts for correlation processing.10-01-2009
20090327350INTERACTIVE REVIEW SYSTEM AND METHOD - A system, computer-implemented method, and a computer program product for defining rental property data associated with one or more rental properties within a review datastore. One or more user-definable rules are applied to the rental property data to generate suspect data. At least a portion of an interactive review form is populated with at least a portion of the suspect data. A user is enabled to provide user input associated with the suspect data via one or more data-entry fields included within the interactive review form. The user input is stored within the review datastore.12-31-2009
20090327349Information processing apparatus, information processing method and information processing program - The present invention provides an information processing apparatus which can direct a user to a playlist different from a playlist being reproduced. There is provided the information processing apparatus including a content storage unit storing a plurality of contents therein, a playlist storage unit storing a plurality of playlists which is related to at least some of the plurality of contents, a reproducing unit sequentially reproducing a plurality of contents belonging to a first playlist in a plurality of playlists, a candidate content extracting unit extracting one or more candidate contents relating to a content being reproduced by the reproducing unit from the content storage unit, a playlist extracting unit extracting a second playlist to which the extracted candidate contents belong from the playlist storage unit, and a playlist switching unit switching a playlist to be reproduced by the reproducing unit from the first playlist into the second playlist.12-31-2009
20090248743FRY CYCLE MONITORING - In one embodiment, the method comprises operating one or more commercial fryers and establishing an event count each time an operational event is carried out in the commercial fryer. The method further comprises communicating each event count to a database and maintaining event count information at the database. The method then comprises generating operating reports relating to operation of the commercial fryers, the operating reports being based on the event count information.10-01-2009
20090177697CORRELATION AND PARALLELISM AWARE MATERIALIZED VIEW RECOMMENDATION FOR HETEROGENEOUS, DISTRIBUTED DATABASE SYSTEMS - A method is provided for generating a materialized view recommendation for at least one back-end server that is connected to a front-end server in a heterogeneous, distributed database system that comprises parsing a workload of federated queries to generate a plurality of query fragments; invoking a materialized view advisor on each back-end server with the plurality of query fragments to generate a set of candidate materialized views for each of the plurality of query fragments; identifying a first set of subsets corresponding to all nonempty subsets of the set of candidate materialized views for each of the plurality of query fragments; identifying a second set of subsets corresponding to all subsets of the first set of subsets that are sorted according to a dominance relationship based upon a resource time for the at least one back-end server to provide results to the front-end server for each of the first set of subsets; and performing a cost-benefit analysis of each of the second set of subsets to determine a recommended subset of materialized views that minimizes a total resource time for running the workload against the at least one back-end server.07-09-2009
20090222482METHOD OF AUTOMATICALLY GEOTAGGING DATA - A handheld electronic device, such as a GPS-enabled wireless communications device with an embedded camera, automatically geotags a set of data, such as a digital photo, video, notes, or a blog, with a textual plain-language description of the current location. When the data is generated, the current location of the device is determined, e.g. using a GPS receiver. A textual plain-language description of the current location is then generated, e.g. by reverse geocoding the GPS position coordinates or by correlating the current time with a calendar event from which language descriptive of the event can be extracted. This textual plain-language description is automatically generated and written into a tag or metadata file associated with the photo or other set of data. By automatically geotagging data with textual plain-language descriptions that go beyond mere coordinates of latitude and longitude, data can be searched and managed more efficiently.09-03-2009
20080320048AUTOMATED COMPOSITION OF SERVICES IN A PLATFORM - In a platform, a composed Web service having predetermined inputs and outputs is automatically composed from a set of component Web services stored in a database. Each component Web service comprises at least one input and at least one output associated with textual representations. The method of the invention comprises selecting a component service having outputs semantically corresponding to all the predetermined outputs, selecting a component service having all the inputs semantically corresponding to predetermined inputs, and composing said composed service with the selected component services.12-25-2008
20090198733HEALTHCARE RESOURCE LOCATOR - The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or a method that facilitates identifying a medical facility for an emergency medical situation. An interface can receive a portion of data related to an emergency medical incident and a corresponding location. A match component can evaluate the portion of data to select a medical facility in which to transport a patient involved in the emergency medical incident, wherein the medical facility can be ascertained based on a distance between the location of the emergency medical incident and a location for the selected medical facility and traffic related to a route there between.08-06-2009
20090150442AGGREGATION OF PERSONS-OF-INTEREST INFORMATION FOR USE IN AN IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM - A facility for aggregating information about persons-of-interest for use in an identification system. Person-of-interest information may include, for example, crimes or/and activities for which a person has been suspected, charged, or convicted. Person-of-interest information may include descriptive characteristics of a person, such as a person's name, alias, height, weight, date of birth (“DOB”), or other information that may be used to identify a person. The facility identifies one or more data sources from which to retrieve person-of-interest information. For each person of interest, the facility parses from the retrieved information a plurality of attributes characterizing the person of interest, and stores the parsed information in a record associated with the person of interest. Based on the attributes characterizing the person of interest, the facility may determine a relative level of danger posed by the person.06-11-2009
20090177700ESTABLISHING USAGE POLICIES FOR RECORDED EVENTS IN DIGITAL LIFE RECORDING - The illustrative embodiments described herein provide a computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer program product for managing usage policies for data recorded with a digital life recorder. A usage profile sensor determines whether a broadcast of a usage profile is detected. A usage profile sensor receives the broadcast of the usage profile in response to a first determination that the broadcast of the usage profile is detected, wherein the usage profile comprises a usage policy. A usage profile processor determines whether the usage profile is currently being tracked. A usage profile processor records a start date, a start time, and usage profile information into a tracking table in response to a second determination that the usage profile is not currently being tracked.07-09-2009
20090319571Video indexing - The present invention addresses the problem of marking up subject data streams and associating objects with locations in the data streams via the resulting markups. In particular, the present invention renders the subject data stream in a user interface capable of overlaying predefined markups on top of the data stream and recording user-defined markups. Indications of each markup and indications of the markup's respective location in the data stream are stored in a data store. By associating markups with objects, the objects are associated with locations in the data stream.12-24-2009
20090319570CONSOLIDATING DUPLICATE ITEM IMAGES USING AN IMAGE IDENTIFIER - In some example embodiments, a system and method are illustrated to link item images to item listings. The system and method include receiving an item listing and an image for the item listing from a user device. The system and method include assigning an image identifier to the image received from the user device. The image identifier may be identical or substantially identical for the same or similar images and unique for different images. The system and method include comparing the image identifier with one or more existing image identifiers. The system and method further include linking the received item listing to an image according to a result of the comparing. In some example embodiments, the system and method include receiving the image identifier from the user device and determining whether to receive the image for the item listing from the user device according to the result of the comparing.12-24-2009
20090319568AUTOMATIC SELECTION OF MEDIA REPRESENTATIONS - Technologies for selecting a media representation out of a plurality of representations of the same media offered by a media provider wherein the selected representation is a preferred representation and the selecting is based on metadata of the media representations evaluated against scoring criteria.12-24-2009
20090164518Avatars in a virtual world - Methods and systems for proving improved avatars in a virtual world are described. Real life transaction data is parsed to identify transactions which relate to users of a virtual world and then details of identified transactions are mapped to attributes in the virtual world. This enables the avatar or environment associated with a user in a virtual world to be updated based on transactional events which occur in the real world.06-25-2009
20090164523SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SENDING MESSAGES - A computer-based method for sending messages is provided. The method comprises receiving one or more messages to be sent and predetermined parameters for sending the one or more messages, and saving the messages that have predetermined the sending time into a postponing table of a database. The method further comprises transferring the messages in the postponing table to a delivering table of the database in response to the determination that a current time reaches the sending time, and reading a message from the delivering table to send the message. Furthermore, the method comprises backing up the message into a backup table and deleting the message from the delivering table in response to the determination that the message has been sent successfully.06-25-2009
20090112927System and Method of Transforming Data for Use in Data Analysis Tools - A process of transforming data residing in databases, such as relational databases, into forms suitable as input to data analysis tools, such as predictive modeling tools includes the steps of defining a business process problem to be solved and identifying data requirements. For example, the business process problem may relate to predicting a customer's propensity to make purchases in the future or a store's requirements for inventory in the future. In the process, a computer implemented method is used for automatically transforming data for data analysis such as predictive modeling. Database metadata that describe database tables, their interrelationships, dimensional information, fact tables and measures are accessed. A mining transformation profile is created to encapsulate aggregations and transformation on data stored in relational databases in order to convert the data to forms suitable for predictive mining tools. The mining transformation profile specifies data transformations relative to the data base metadata. Executable data transformation codes is then generated from the database metadata and the mining transformation profile. Execution of this code results in aggregation and transformation of data residing in a database for input to a data analysis tool such as a predictive modeling tool. The data transformation code can be used by, for example, the predictive modeling tool to generate an output that provides a solution to a business process problem.04-30-2009
20090112933VIDEO CONTENT VIEWING APPARATUS - A multifunction video navigation display is achieved without adding an extra load onto hardware or software of a viewing apparatus. In such a video content viewing apparatus, a memory unit acquires video contents and metadata to execute video navigation functions from an external server and stores them, a metadata analysis unit verifies completeness of the acquired metadata and corrects/complements an incomplete portion of the metadata, and a navigation unit executes the selected video navigation function according to an analysis result provided from the metadata analysis unit.04-30-2009
20090112928SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IVR BASED ORDER FULFILLMENT - In one example embodiment, a system and method is disclosed as including generating a translation rule file describing a first rule to be used to translate a record definition file. An operation may then be performed that maps the record definition file, using the first rule, to generate a record definition rule file describing a second rule used to translate transaction data. Further, an operation may be performed that transforms the transaction data, using the second rule, to generate a fulfillment file. In some example embodiments, the first rule is written in an eXtensible Markup Language (XML) and describes a data type. Further, this data type may include a description of another mapping from a first data type to a second data type. In some example cases, the record definition file is written in XML, and describes a file format associated with a client.04-30-2009
20090112934BACKING UP A PROTOCOL ORDER - Computerized methods and systems for creating and documenting protocol orders in a molecular diagnostic laboratory environment are provided. Utilizing the methods and systems described herein, protocol statements may require values to be entered in association therewith prior to permitting access to subsequent protocol orders. Accordingly, more accurate test runs and, consequently, more accurate test results, may be achieved. Additionally, as values associated with protocol statements are electronically captured, in accordance with embodiments hereof, such values may be searched to evaluate trends or identify protocol orders and/or results that may be affected by a later discovered error or the like. Moreover, backing up a protocol order includes providing a backup protocol order for selection, in the event that an alternative test result is desired.04-30-2009
20080281870Method, Apparatus, and System for Capturing Data Exchanged Between a Server and a User - Data exchanged between at least one server and at least one user is intercepted in a capturing module that operates independently from the server and the user. A copy of the intercepted data is stored in a database. The intercepted data that is destined for the server is forwarded to the server, or the intercepted data that is destined for the user is forwarded to the user. The intercepting and storing are performed transparently to the user. Interception of data may be performed continuously, and storing of data may be performed during a predetermined time window or at predetermined time intervals. The intercepted data may include events, attributes, images, user identifications, requests, and/or responses. Only a predetermined portion of the data and/or data that satisfies predefined rules is stored. The user may be a web server or a web browser, and the server may be a web server. The data may be exchanged in the form of an Internet protocol and assembled into a web page view for the user. Interception and storing may be performed concurrently for capturing data exchanged simultaneously between a plurality of servers and the user, the server and a plurality of users, or a plurality of servers and a plurality of users.11-13-2008
20080281867Creation of Digital Program Playback Lists in a Digital Device Based On Hierarchal Grouping of a Current Digital Program - Playback list creation for digital programs in a digital device utilizes navigation path used to locate a particular digital program in a hierarchally-ordered grouping of digital programs, the grouping based on organization parameters of the digital program. The playback list is created from digital programs within the navigation path used to reach the selected digital program. The playback list may be shuffle-played or played in order. Playback of a different digital program causes changes to the navigation path, which then changes the playback list. In an MP3 player, for example, ID3 tag attributes are used as organization parameters to provide hierarchal grouping of digital audio files.11-13-2008
20090177695INTEGRATION OF SOCIAL NETWORKING AND MERCHANDISING - Described is a technology by which a social networking service is integrated with merchandising data (e.g., a wish list and/or registry) corresponding to a person registered with a merchandising website. The social networking service maintains buddy lists, and social networking service application provides a mechanism to obtain the merchandising data for buddies that are registered with a merchandising website. The buddy list also may be used to provide a notification upon a change to the merchandising data, to facilitate collaboration among buddies in making a joint purchase, and/or to advertise a product or service to one or more entities (e.g., individuals or groups) associated with the buddy list, including the owner of the list. End users can customize who can see what merchandising data regarding themselves. End users can also interact with accessible merchandising data, e.g., click on a buddy's wish list link to buy from a corresponding shopping site.07-09-2009
20080270476Rewarding independent influencers - A method embodiment includes receiving data indicative of a person accessing at least one of a first network-available electronic content or a second network-available electronic content. Also, receiving data indicative of an involvement with respect to possible matters of interest between the person and a third-party. The involvement being independent of the person activating a link to a site owned by the third-party that is included in the first network-available electronic content or in the second network available electronic content. Further, assessing a behavioral influence by the first network-available electronic content and/or the second network-available electronic content on the indicated involvement with respect to the possible matters of interest between the person and a third-party. Also, facilitating delivery of a benefit to an owner of the first network-available electronic content and/or an owner of the second network-available electronic content in response to the assessed behavioral influence.10-30-2008
20080243932System and method for the production of media - A system and method for the production of media is provided. The system includes a first database of written content submitted by the public and approved by an administrator and a second database of trade professionals, whereby a member of the second database can review the content of the first database, select submitted content from the first database, and assemble a production team from members of the second database to produce media.10-02-2008
20090106314SITUATION-AWARE RECOMMENDATION USING CORRELATION - In one embodiment, data relating to usage patterns of the user is stored, wherein the data includes information as to items which were used and the context in which they were used. A correlation table is constructed. Correlation values between each item and each context are then stored in then correlation table, wherein the correlations are used to recommend one or more of the items.04-23-2009
20090106312USER FUNCTION FEEDBACK METHOD AND SYSTEM - A feedback method and system. The method includes includes enabling, for a first user, access to a computing system. The computing system enables a feedback software application. The computing system enables access to a first software application. The computing system retrieves a profile associated with the first software application, the first user, and a first work type being performed by the first user. The feedback software application monitors user functions associated with the first user, the first software application, and the first work type being performed by the first user. The feedback software application analyzes the user functions with respect to the profile. The feedback software application generates an analysis report comprising results of the analyzing. The computing system presents to the first user, the first analysis report.04-23-2009
20090070380METHOD, SYSTEM, AND APPARATUS FOR ASSEMBLY, TRANSPORT AND DISPLAY OF CLINICAL DATA - The Clinical Data Container (CDC) is a method for packaging, transporting, and viewing medical reports, their associated data elements, images, and data from medical information systems for use by physicians and patients.03-12-2009
20090070381METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CLASSIFYING INFORMATION - Disclosed is a method, computer program product, and system for classifying information includes determining a plurality of management characteristics for an information type, determining a plurality of business characteristics for the information type, determining at least one management tally for the information type based on the management characteristics, determining at least one business tally for the information type based on the business characteristics, and determining a global information class for the information type based on the management tally and the business tally. A computer usable medium with suitable computer program code is employed for classifying information.03-12-2009
20090070378SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING HEALTHCARE PROGRAM SERVICE BASED ON VITAL SIGNALS AND CONDITION INFORMATION - A method for providing a healthcare program service in a system for providing a healthcare service over a wireless communication network includes: receiving vital signals for condition, measured by means of corresponding measurement devices, transmitted from multiple users over the wireless communication network, and grouping the received receiving vital signals for condition according to particular condition; registering by a plurality of service providers, corresponding healthcare programs classified by particular diseases, and providing a healthcare program service to the multiple users, receiving a feedback of a use satisfaction for each of the healthcare programs from each user via said wireless communication network, and gathering satisfaction information for each of the healthcare programs, counting the number of uses of each of the healthcare programs, and gathering utilization information for each of the healthcare programs, searching for a corresponding group of users using each of the healthcare programs, adding up the gathered user satisfactions and utilizations, and databasing the results according to preferred healthcare programs of the corresponding user group; upon receipt of vital signals for condition from a particular user, comparing a similarity of the vital signals for condition of the particular user using the databased healthcare programs, and recommending a preferred healthcare program for a corresponding user group having vital signals for condition, which is most similar to the vital signals for the particular user, according to the comparison result.03-12-2009
20090070375CONTENT REPRODUCTION METHOD AND APPARATUS IN IPTV TERMINAL - An IPTV terminal is provided. It is possible to provide an additional service allowing a user to watch video content, in addition to a service for reproducing an audio file, by extracting metadata on the audio file if a reproduction command of the audio file is input, searching for the video content related to the audio file based on the extracted metadata, and receiving and reproducing the video content.03-12-2009
20090070376METHOD OF CONTROLLING DISPLAY OF COMMENTS - Disclosed is a method of selectively displaying comments posted by users. The method comprises setting, by a first user, a threshold value for use in determining whether to display comments posted by users of an Internet service; and sending, by the first user, a request for displaying a page of the Internet service. The requested page contains a comment or a title of a comment posted by a second user who is assigned a reputation index. The method further comprises displaying, on a screen associated with the first user, the requested page, wherein the comment or the title of the second user is selectively redacted based on comparison of the reputation index of the second user with the threshold value of the first user.03-12-2009
20090070374Generating Incremental Program Updates - A method of generating a delta file, the delta file including update instructions for causing a target processing device to transform a current memory image module into an updated memory image module. The method includes: incorporating a parametric representation of a first memory address in the delta file, the parametric representation being parametric with respect to at least one parameter; and incorporating parameter resolution instructions in the delta file, wherein the parameter resolution instructions are adapted to cause the target processing device to determine a value of said at least one parameter and to determine an address value of the first memory address from the parametric representation and the determined value of said at least one parameter.03-12-2009
20090070373METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING MULTIMEDIA CONTENT AND METADATA - Provided are a method and apparatus for processing multimedia content and metadata in order to efficiently manage the metadata. The method includes forming an audio/video content file structure comprising a plurality of fundamental units for storing multimedia data and metadata, and adding metadata update related information to each of the fundamental units.03-12-2009
20090070372Distributed limit-based accounting for print jobs - A system updates at least one database and includes at least one slave print device, a master print device having the database or a server having the database, and at least one network accessing mechanism communicating with the slave print device and with master print device or the server via a network for administration of the database. A method is disclosed for updating at least one database. The method includes providing at least one slave print device and a master print device having the database or a server having the database; and at least one network accessing mechanism communicating with the slave print device and with the master print device or the server via a network for administration of the database. The slave print device initiates updating the database of the master print device and/or the server. The slave print device may or may not have a database.03-12-2009
20090070371INLINE RIGHTS REQUEST AND COMMUNICATION FOR REMOTE CONTENT - Methods for inline communication of permissible uses or rights of a media asset to a user are provided. In one example, a method includes receiving an intended use of a media asset from a remote device (e.g., from a user wishing to reuse the media asset in some fashion), and allowing communication of the media asset if the intended use satisfies a predetermined permissible use set (which may include one or more permissible criteria). The intended use may be compared with the predetermined permissible use set to determine if the use is okay, and if so, the method provides the remote device with a link to the media asset or a source of the media asset. In other examples, the method may transfer the media asset to the remote device, e.g., via a file transfer, streaming, and so on.03-12-2009
20090070369SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONDUCTING SEARCHES OF MULTIPLE MUSIC LIBRARIES - Systems and methods for searching entertainment content on a computer jukebox are provided in which, in exemplary embodiments, a user may select which music library to search if more than one music libraries are available for searching. Also provided is a system and method of searching entertainment content on a computer jukebox in which, in one embodiment, search results from a first music library are provided based on a input search criteria, and search results are provided from a second music library based on the same search criteria in response to only a single action performed by a user.03-12-2009
20090037477PORTABLE TERMINAL AND IMAGE INFORMATION MANAGING METHOD THEREFOR - A method for managing contact information by using facial images recognized on still images or videos in a portable terminal and operating a variety of functions by associating the functions with the face-recognized images, and a portable terminal implementing such method, the portable terminal including: a display module f, and a controller for displaying all individuals captured in the still images or videos by using an image of a certain shape and indicating whether or not a preset tag information for each individual is present according to a preset option, and the method including: recognizing faces of individuals captured in still images or videos, displaying each face of the face-recognized individuals by using an image of a certain shape, searching whether or not a preset tag information for each individual is present, and displaying whether or not the preset tag information for each individual is present.02-05-2009
20090037472INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD FOR INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS - According to one embodiment, a control method for an information processing apparatus includes acquiring metadata in which one or more pieces of meta-information including an address attribute required to download the multimedia data file from a program site are written by using a built-in communication circuit in a main body, detecting a recording format of each multimedia data file written in each piece of meta-information written in the metadata, judging whether the multimedia data file written in each piece of meta-information written in the metadata is reproducible by the reproducing unit based on a recording format detection result, deleting the meta-information having the multimedia data file determined to be unreproducible written therein from the metadata to generate new metadata, and displaying a list of the multimedia data files written in the meta-information included in the new metadata in the display unit.02-05-2009
20090037473IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, IMAGE FORMING METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - In an image forming apparatus, a first document manager stores image data in an image storage device, associates the image data with a first identifier, outputs the image data via an image output device when the first identifier is specified via an operation device, and deletes the image data from the image storage device when a first condition is satisfied. A second document manager associates the image data with a second identifier, outputs the second identifier via the image output device, and outputs the image data via the image output device when the second identifier is input via an image input device. The first document manager does not delete the image data from the image storage device and prohibits the operation device from specifying the first identifier when the image data is associated with both the first and second identifiers.02-05-2009
20090037474SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING ACCESS TO MEDICAL INFORMATION - Various aspects and embodiments of the present invention relate to providing a medical application with access to medical information from validated medical information experts. The medical information experts can be validated by scoring attributes of a purported medical information expert, generating a rank based on the score, and comparing the score to a pre-set threshold. The medical information from validated medical information experts can be stored in a knowledge database. A request from a medical application can be received and used to search the knowledge database to generate a response to the request that includes part of the medical information. The response can be provided to the medical application in a format that can be customized by the medical application.02-05-2009
20090037470CONNECTING USERS BASED ON MEDICAL EXPERIENCES - A medical interaction system is described that promotes connections of a medical nature between individuals, patients, doctors, nurses, therapists, and others. Users can share personal information with other users. Owners of personal information have complete control over what they share and with whom they share it by using built in access controls. The system provides search features so users can find other users who have common medical experiences, such as diagnosis, medication, health care provider, and therapist. Thus, the medical information system provides an environment for users to share medical experiences and connect with others in a way that reduces social isolation, increases experiential knowledge, and inspires confidence that others have successfully dealt with similar problems before.02-05-2009
20090037467MEDIA MANAGEMENT, PRODUCTION, AND DELIVERY SYSTEM AND METHOD - A media management, production, and delivery system and method for providing an efficient means of producing and delivering text and media are disclosed. Original text such as a news story is provided by a media source. Media relevant to the original text is edited and linked to the text. The edited and linked media and text is published to a television station, television, web site, and mobile device. Users select a news story and can read the text article while the media plays in a media player window. The original and edited versions of the text and media are stored in a media archive and available for future use. The timing of publishing media is selectable so that a media playlist can be created for broadcasting.02-05-2009
20090037464Proving Relationships Between Data - A data provider provides and proves an association between a first data value A and a second data value B. The data provider computes evidence E of an association between A and B and ensures that a verifier has A, B and E. The data provider then runs an interactive proof with the verifier to convince the verifier that the evidence is valid evidence of an association between A and B, but without enabling the verifier to provide proof of the validity of the evidence to a third party.02-05-2009
20090006475Collecting and Presenting Temporal-Based Action Information - Functionality is described for collecting and presenting action information. The action information describes actions that take place on items at specified times. Among other applications, the functionality assists a user in identifying and accessing relevant items. In one illustrative case, the functionality can display action information in a timeline presentation.01-01-2009
20090100106System and Method for Securely Storing Wirelessly Transmitted Text, Images and Video - A method for securely storing photos or videos wirelessly received from a mobile communication device includes the steps of (a) establishing at a service provider a user identifier associated with a user of the mobile communication device; (b) receiving at the service provider a photo or video transmitted from the mobile communication device; (c) establishing a time stamp for the photo or video; (d) associating the time stamp and the photo or video with the user identifier and storing the time stamp and the photo or video in a database of the service provider; (e) preventing the user from viewing the photo or video stored in the database; and (f) providing access to the photo or video to an authorized third party. A system for implementing the aforementioned method includes appropriate communicatively connected hardware components.04-16-2009
20100023555SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ASSOCIATING A FILE WITH ONE OR MORE OTHER FILES IN AN ONLINE STORAGE SYSTEM - A method for associating images stored a memory associated with an online server. The method includes receiving a first file having a first file format and a second file having a second file format, where the first file is associated with a file size that is smaller than a file size associated with the second file. The method further includes associating the first file with the second file, where an image associated with the first file and the second file, when selected by a user, allows the user to access each of the first file and the second file. Advantageously, since one file can be associated with (or “entangled with”) another file, a user of an online storage system can more easily organize and locate related files.01-28-2010
20090083323Renting or purchasing digital media data selectable by a plurality of methods and delivered to customer by a plurality of delivery methods - A customer can rent digital content that is encoded onto rewritable media at the time of rental or purchase. The user has the ability to select the digital content, the media that the content is encoded onto, the method of delivery, and the period of the rental if applicable, and options for the cost for the purchase or rental. This system gives the customer control over the complete transaction from first contact with the system to acquisition of the content.03-26-2009
20090259688Interactive recipe preparation using instructive device with integrated actuators to provide tactile feedback - An interactive cooking preparation device is presented. The user places ingredients that the user wishes to use in a recipe. The interactive cooking preparation device detects the ingredients placed by the user in the detection area of the interactive cooking preparation device using sensors. The detection results in a set of ingredient identifiers that correspond to the placed ingredients. A recipes database is then searched for the detected set of ingredient identifiers. The database search results in one or more suggested recipes. The suggested recipes are displayed to the user on a display device that is included in the interactive cooking preparation device. The user then selects one of the suggested recipes.10-15-2009
20090089325TARGETED RESOURCE ALLOCATION - Systems and methods that manage resources and distribution thereof within an industrial system. Such an automated and dynamic allocation service can allocate resources from pools of resources available to the industrial system, and hence supply an efficient operation (e.g., adding/subtracting resources dynamically based on usage). A plurality of allocation rules and/or algorithms for resource types can be predetermined, and/or dynamically trained by the allocation service. The data employed for the industrial system includes sets of data from the “internal” data stream(s) (e.g., history data collected from an industrial unit) and sets of data from an “external” (e.g., traffic data on network services) data stream(s), based in part on the criticality/importance criteria assigned to each collection stage.04-02-2009
20090100105Methods and Systems for Facilitating Image Post-Processing - Postprocessing of medical images (e.g., MRI and CT images) can be facilitated by a variety of techniques, including training methods which include modular organization and/or online presentation, postprocessing protocols which can be used to specify activities which can be predictably and consistently performed by technologists, and deployment of thin client image processing technology. Additional beneficial results relative to what is possible with the prior art can be obtained by combining one or more of the above approaches.04-16-2009
20090100104SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SUPPORTING ATTENDANCE AT A SPECTATOR EVENT - A system and method for supporting attendance at spectator events are provided. Received selection data representative of a plurality of associated participants is associated with at least one general, pre-determined participant group, and associated with the team's and/or one or more player's performance related to the outcome of the particular attended sports event. Cumulative selection data is further collected in association with at least one general, pre-determined participant group and in association with the performance of a team and/or one or more player in a plurality of sports events. The collected cumulative selection data is then analyzed. Based on the analysis data representative of a reward for at least one participant or one participant group, is then output.04-16-2009
20090313305System and Method for Generation of Complex Signatures for Multimedia Data Content - A method and system for generating a complex signature of a multimedia data element. The method comprises partitioning the multimedia data element recursively until a minimum size multimedia data element is reached; generating a signature for each minimum size multimedia data element; assembling at least a complex signature comprising a plurality of signatures of the minimum size multimedia data elements; and storing the signatures of each of the minimum size multimedia data elements and the complex signature of the multimedia data element in association with the multimedia data element and partitions thereof in a storage unit.12-17-2009
20090313303Method for playing digital media files with a digital media player using a plurality of playlists - A method for playing digital media files with a digital media player using a plurality of playlists is disclosed. One embodiment uses a plurality of playlists—instead of a single playlist—to reference a given pool of digital media files. After the songs of one playlist have been played, another playlist is selected, and songs from that playlist are played. Since the playlist selection is automatically made by the digital media player while it is offline, a fresh listening experience is created without requiring the user to connect the digital media player to the Internet. Preferably, each playlist is purposefully curated to ensure that the play order keeps the experience commensurate with a particular brand message.12-17-2009
20100023556MEDICAL IMAGE MANAGEMENT APPARATUS - An image file reception unit receives order information data files concerning studies. An order information reception unit receives records concerning the studies, the records including medical images and supplementary information data files associated with the medical images. A discrimination unit compares items of a specific order information data file of the received order information data files and the supplementary information data files. And the discrimination unit discriminates a specific record from the received records. The specific record is in which medical images concerning not less than two studies of the studies and supplementary information data files are mixed.01-28-2010
20090106315EXTENSIONS FOR SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AN EXTENSIBLE MEDIA PLAYER - In a method and system for creating an extensible media player, a multimedia player application is instantiated on a client system. A presentation data file is transmitted to the client system from a server. The presentation data file includes a playlist of timelines, modules associated with each of the timelines of the playlist, and a presentation theme for each of the modules. Each module extends the functionality of the instantiated multimedia player and includes a user interface element having a reconfigurable presentation. Each presentation theme defines presentation attributes for a user interface element. A module identifies one or more multimedia files to be played or one or more applications to be executed by the multimedia player application. The presentation data file is parsed to identify the modules associated with each of the timelines of the playlist as well as a presentation theme associated with each of the modules. For a selected timeline, the modules associated with the selected timeline are loaded. Each module associated with the selected timeline is notified of the presentation theme to be applied to the module. In response to the notification, each module retrieves presentation attributes corresponding to the presentation theme and applies the presentation attributes to its user interface element.04-23-2009
20090055436System and Method for Integrating on Demand/Pull and Push Flow of Goods-and-Services Meta-Data, Including Coupon and Advertising, with Mobile and Wireless Applications - The invention is a system and method, embodied in infrastructure platforms, that implements the suitable means of generating, storing, manipulating, distributing and utilizing marketing and sales oriented metadata that can be associated with goods and services offerings. It uniformly treats coupons, ads and similar marketing and sales information products as metadata about goods and services. It makes provisions for the goods and services metadata to be delivered via wireless technologies and devices. It allows consumers to trade or barter coupons and other metadata, according to individual needs, via an intermediary exchange or clearinghouse. It supports graded coupons and similar metadata, by allowing the redeemable value of such a coupon to be correlated with age. It supports the specialization, customization and personalization of the metadata and its redeemable value to be correlated with the roles, aspects and concerns of both producers and consumers of goods and services metadata.02-26-2009
20090254586Updated Bookmark Associations - Updated bookmark associations is described. In embodiment(s), a bookmark save event can be received from a media device when a bookmark is initiated while a video stream of media content is rendered by the media device, such as when the bookmark save event is initiated by a viewer at the media device. A bookmark definition that correlates the bookmark with the media content from which it was initiated can be determined and maintained. Contextual aspects of the bookmark can then be determined to identify bookmark associated items that are associated with the media content. Additional bookmark definitions that each correlate a bookmark associated item with the bookmark can also be determined. When a request for the bookmark is received, the bookmark definitions can be updated along with the bookmark associated items.10-08-2009
20100036884CORRELATION ENGINE FOR GENERATING ANONYMOUS CORRELATIONS BETWEEN PUBLICATION-RESTRICTED DATA AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTE DATA - A correlation engine apparatus includes a network interface and a processor, wherein the correlation engine is configured to receive publication-restricted data and non-publication-restricted data and generate correlations useable for predictive models, wherein no trace of any personal identifying information (PII) in the publication-restricted data exists in the correlations.02-11-2010
20090049089INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND METHOD - A degree of confidence is objectively evaluated without permitting a user's subjective evaluation, and a content to be output is determined based on this evaluation.02-19-2009
20100023554Apparatus, program, and method for map data update - In map data having link information, each of the links has reference information regarding a start point node of the link, a next link in a series of links, and an upper link. Further, links are memorized in a form of link list, and the position of the link in the link list is not changed in the course of adding/deleting a link, thereby enabling a direct reference to each of the links in the link list by the position of the link. The link information organized in the above-described manner enables the ease of the update of the map data as well as the speed-up of the calculation of, for example, a navigation route.01-28-2010
20090313301MULTIMEDIA SEARCH SYSTEM - A database search system that retrieves multimedia information in a flexible, user friendly system. The search system uses a multimedia database consisting of text, picture, audio and animated data. That database is searched through multiple graphical and textual entry paths. Those entry paths include an idea search, a title finder search, a topic tree search, a picture explorer search, a history timeline search, a world atlas search, a researcher's assistant search, and a feature articles search. 12-17-2009
20090313302AUTOMATIC SONG SELECTION - A method for automatically selecting a plurality of media for rendering on an electronic device includes identifying at least first and second characteristics of media to be selected, wherein the first and second characteristics are different from one another. Further, an initial media corresponding to the first characteristic and an end media corresponding to the second characteristic are selected. Then, at least one intermediate media is selected based on a trend from the first characteristic to the second characteristic.12-17-2009
20090037475Image Processing Device, Image Processing Method, and Image Processing Program - An image processing device includes a data reading unit which can read data from a storage medium storing image data group including RAW data and developed data obtained by developing the RAW data, a matching information storage unit which stores matching information including information associated with editing contents with which the RAW data included in the image data group undergoes image editing processing and information associated with editing contents with which the developed data included in the image data group undergoes image editing processing, an editing instruction acquiring unit which acquires the editing contents from editing data which is inputted by user's manipulation, is associated with the image data group, and includes predetermined editing contents with which any data included in the image data group undergoes image editing processing, an object setting unit which sets either the RAW data or the developed data included in the image data group as processing object data which undergoes image editing processing with the editing contents on the basis of the acquired editing contents and the matching information, and a processing performing unit which controls the data reading unit to read the set processing object data and performs image editing processing with respect to the read processing object data with the acquired editing contents.02-05-2009
20100036880INTERACTIVE DATABASE DRIVEN MULTITENANCY SYSTEM - In an interactive database driven multitenancy system, a method includes selecting a regional supplements to be used. An orthorectified aerial photograph is obtained for the selected regional supplements. The process overlays the photograph with a boundary of a selected project. Preliminary GIS data set of NWI, Soil, Hydrology, and TOPO is obtained from the system. A preliminary desktop and/or detail wetland delineation is conducted and reports and maps are generated.02-11-2010
20100036883ADVERTISING USING IMAGE COMPARISON - Registration and classification of non-textual information, such as digital images and video is described. Image searching and comparison of the images is also described. The digital images are indexed (i.e., each image is assigned a unique numerical parameter and/or a plurality of numerical parameters). The resulting index files are stored in a database that can be quickly searched because the index files are universal numerical files that are significantly smaller in size than their source images. Image search queries are also indexed to generate an index file, which is then compared with the stored index files. A similarity score is also calculated to rank the similar images based on the index file-to-index file comparison.02-11-2010
20100036882SARPS MANAGEMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION SYSTEM - The present invention relates to a SMIS system for managing systematically an implementation status of an aviation safety regulation, and more particularly, to a SMIS system for analyzing, complementing and assessing automatically an implementation status of an aviation safety regulation in own country on the basis of standards and recommended practices prescribed in the annexes for 18 fields published and managed by the International Civil Aviation.02-11-2010
20100036875 SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATIC SOCIAL NETWORK CONSTRUCTION FROM IMAGE DATA - A system for constructing a social network structure from image data. A number of image sensors or cameras may be placed in various areas of a large facility having much throughput of many people, such as an airport. Images from the cameras may indicate an event. The event may be activity recognized by video analytics of the system. Video analytics may detect, track and associate people, faces and objects in the images. The analytics may provide activity recognition from images. A dynamic social network may be constructed from information provided by the video analytics. Analysis of a constructed social network may reveal further information which can be available for improving dynamic social network construction.02-11-2010
20100057779METHODS OF RENDERING RECOMMENDED MEDIA ASSETS TO A USER BY EMPLOYING A HANDHELD MEDIA PLAYER - Methods of rendering of unpaid media assets from an on-line merchandiser to a user are disclosed by the use of handheld media players. One embodiment uses the idle screen to display metadata of an unpaid asset when another paid asset is being played. Another embodiment employs the switching-on screen of the player. Recommended unpaid assets by the merchandiser are delivered and stored in the unused storage capacity of the player. The unpaid assets are invisible to the user except that when they are selected by the processor and are displayed on the mentioned screens. The unpaid assets are organized in a single structure as those media assets owned by the user. The capacity occupied by the unpaid media assets is adjusted dynamically based upon the required capacity by the user at a specific time. The media assets stored are managed based on their assigned priorities. The user can pay the on-line merchandiser after the recommended asset is selected through a method that the assigned credits to the user are deducted and the user pays for the on-line merchandiser when next time he or she is connected to the merchandiser through a general purpose computing device.03-04-2010
20100057777SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GENERATING MULTI-POPULATION STATISTICAL MEASURES USING MIDDLEWARE - Embodiments relate to systems and methods for the generation of multi-population statistical measures on a set of data sources. A set of applications such as online analytical processing (OLAP) applications can access the combined data of a set of data sources via an aggregation engine. The set of data sources can be configured with diverse dimensions and associated data. In general the data sources may not be expected to reflect a strictly consistent structure. In embodiments, the aggregation engine can combine or aggregate the set of data sources using common dimensions or data points, and build an index into a transform table reflecting a combined mapping. An OLAP or other application can then perform statistical computations, searches, sorts, and/or other operations on the combined mapping, even when the original data sources do not contain identical dimensions or other formats.03-04-2010
20090216807MEDICAL DATA EVALUATION AND DISTRIBUTION - Systems and processes may facilitate evaluating medical data and distributing the results. In particular implementations, systems and processes may guide appraisers through the process of identifying medical articles regarding medical issues (e.g., medical reports on disease and/or treatment topics) for appraisal, and then through the process of critically appraising medical articles on the merits of their scientific evidence. The systems and processes may then take the appraisals and present them in an easy-to-digest format for an end-user. Additionally, the systems and processes may maintain an active link to the original data sources so that users can see what new developments are taking place with respect to the medical issue.08-27-2009
20090216806DIGITAL ASSETS INTERNET TIMELINE AGGREGATION AND SHARING PLATFORM - Personal digital assets are collected, managed, shared and archived on a social network using a client interface for registering a user and performing tasks. User sources are defined and assets are collected and organized chronologically as eternal Time-lines. Permission level rules are associated with each asset and Time-line and a plurality of subjective groups distinguished by their relation to the user are defined. Chosen assets of the Time-line are tagged with assigned keywords recognized by the social network service, thus sharing them with the tagged entity according to the permission level rules. Authorized members are invited to contribute and share assets with the founder of an established Time-line, and data storage is optimized in a way that every tag added to an assets appears on every instance it has on other Time-lines sharing that asset, such that shared assets are saved to the data storage only once.08-27-2009
20090216805Systems, Methods and Computer Program Products for the Creation of Annotations for Media Content to Enable the Selective Management and Playback of Media Content - The exemplary embodiments of the present invention provide a method for generating an annotation for media content, that includes retrieving a media content subset from a media content source, saving the received media content subset at a computing system, and generating an annotation for association with the media content subset using the computing system. The method further includes associating the annotation with media content to facilitate the visualization and navigation of the media content and adding the annotation to at least one annotation repository designed for efficient retrieval of annotation elements.08-27-2009
20090216804System and Method for Using Manufacturing States of Vehicle Products for Display of a Manufacturing Process - A system and method of using manufacturing states in a manufacturing process is provided in which manufacturing states for an article of manufacture are defined at different time periods of a manufacturing process for display as manufacturing contexts relating to an installation plan. The manufacturing states for the article of manufacture are stored in a process database as the manufacturing states are defined during the manufacturing process. The manufacturing contexts relating to the installation plan for the article of manufacture are visually displayed with at least one other manufacturing context relating to another installation plan for another article of manufacture.08-27-2009
20090216803RULE GENERATION SYSTEM ADAPTED FOR AN INSURANCE CLAIM PROCESSING SYSTEM - A rule generation system facilitates the dynamic generation of rules for an insurance claim processing computer system. The rule generation system includes various modules and graphical user interfaces that provide a streamlined mechanism for creating new rules for the insurance claim processing architecture. The rule generation system may include various levels of usability that distinguish between an advanced user of the rule generation system and basic user that uses the generated rules. The rule generation system may also include graphical user interfaces directed to adding, editing, removing, or maintaining rules for the insurance claim processing computer system.08-27-2009
20090216802DATA PROCESSING SYSTEM - A data processing system includes a data processing unit which processes data acquired and a plurality of data retaining units which store databases used to process the data. Each of the plurality of data retaining units stores a primary database in common and stores the respective shares of a secondary database. The primary database stores a list of IDs for identifying data to be processed by any one of the plurality of data processing units. Each of the data processing units is notified of a range of IDs that the data processing unit handles, among the list of IDs stored in the primary database, and, when acquiring a packet containing an ID that lies within the range of IDs, the data processing unit processes the packet.08-27-2009
20100057780ACTION EXECUTION MANAGEMENT FACILITY FOR SERVICE CONFIGURATION ITEMS - A system for managing execution of actions corresponding to service configuration items in accordance with embodiments of the invention may include a discovery section for discovering information regarding a configuration item, and a repository for storing a set of data for each configuration item. The set of data may indicate at least one predetermined attribute of the configuration item, and a relation between the configuration item and other configuration items. An associating section may associate a service configuration item with one or more other configuration items that are objects of actions corresponding to the service configuration item. Finally, a determining section may determine whether execution of an action corresponding to a service configuration item is allowed. Such a determination may be made when a request for an action corresponding to a second configuration item is issued during execution of an action corresponding to a first service configuration item, or when a configuration item that is the object of the action corresponding to the second service configuration item is included in a configuration item that is the object of the action corresponding to the first service configuration item.03-04-2010
20100057782Media Playback System with Multiple Video Formats - Embodiments of the invention provide a process for a user viewing a media item. The process comprises the user viewing the media item on a first device in a first format, and the user pausing the media item at a stop time. The stop time is saved in the first format and a second format. The process further comprises the user choosing to view the media item on a second device requiring the second format. The media item is resumed in the second format from the saved stop time.03-04-2010
20090024661LOCATION SENSITIVE DOCUMENTS - The invention relates to an electronic document created, stored in or transmitted from a geographical location, wherein the document is franked with identification of the geographical location, and optionally with time and date and/or author of the electronic document. The invention further relates to a process for franking an electronic document created, stored in, or transmitted from a geographical location, including the steps of using location determination technology means to identify the geographical location and causing the identified geographical location to be franked on the document. Additionally, the invention relates to an assembly for franking an electronic document with identification of a geographical location, the location being that of creation, storage, or transmission of the document, or any two or all of them, the assembly including means for creating, storing, or transmitting the document; location determination technology means for identifying the geographical location; and means for franking the identified geographical location on the document.01-22-2009
20080243920Communication Reputation - Techniques are described which may provide information regarding the end point's reputation, for presentation, or selectively block communications according to user preferences. In an implementation, a request to establish a communication link may include searching a database of reputation data for information regarding at least one of the source's reputation data or the intended receiver's reputation data.10-02-2008
20100005121MULTIMEDIA INTEGRATION DESCRIPTION SCHEME, METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MPEG-7 - The invention provides a system and method for integrating multimedia descriptions in a way that allows humans, software components or devices to easily identify, represent, manage, retrieve, and categorize the multimedia content. In this manner, a user who may be interested in locating a specific piece of multimedia content from a database, Internet, or broadcast media, for example, may search for and find the multimedia content. In this regard, the invention provides a system and method that receives multimedia content and separates the multimedia content into separate components which are assigned to multimedia categories, such as image, video, audio, synthetic and text. Within each of the multimedia categories, the multimedia content is classified and descriptions of the multimedia content are generated. The descriptions are then formatted, integrated, using a multimedia integration description scheme, and the multimedia integration description is generated for the multimedia content. The multimedia description is then stored into a database. As a result, a user may query a search engine which then retrieves the multimedia content from the database whose integration description matches the query criteria specified by the user. The search engine can then provide the user a useful search result based on the multimedia integration description.01-07-2010
20100005118Detection of Patterns - A method of detecting patterns in a plurality of data blocks, comprising generating a first database comprising a first subset of patterns of a set of selected patterns, generating a second database comprising a second subset of remaining patterns of the set of selected patterns, receiving the plurality of data blocks, and, for each data block, using the data, block and a hash function to generate a key, using the key to search the first database, locating an entry of the first database corresponding to the key, reading the content of the entry which comprises zero or a selected pattern that generates the key, if the content of the entry comprises zero, determining that the data block does not comprise a selected pattern, and outputting a first output indicating that the data block does not comprise a selected pattern.01-07-2010
20100005117DISTRIBUTED SHARED DATA SPACE FOR PERSONAL HEALTH SYSTEMS - A system for data acquisition, storage, and access includes a plurality of electronic devices (01-07-2010
20090248750SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING MEDICAL IMAGE DATA ONTO PORTABLE DIGITAL RECORDING MEDIA - This application discloses a system for recording medical image data for production on a portable digital recording medium such as CDs and DVDs. This system includes a receiving module, a processing module and an output module, with viewing program for viewing medical image data stored on the portable digital recording medium. It also discloses a method of storing medical image data on a portable digital recording medium, including the steps of receiving the medical image data, processing the data and storing the data on the portable digital recording medium, with a viewing program for viewing medical image data stored on the portable digital recording medium. It further discloses a method of selecting medical image data for recording on a portable digital recording medium, including the steps of connecting a browsing terminal to a computer database that stores the medical image data, selecting a first set of the medical image data from the computer database, and recording the selected first set of medical image data on the portable digital medium, with a viewing program for viewing the medical image data stored on the portable digital recording medium. It also discloses the method and system of retrieving medical image data that are related to the received/selected original medical image data, and recording the original and related medical image data on a portable digital recording medium.10-01-2009
20090240735METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMAGE RECOGNITION SERVICES - A system to provide image processing services responsive to requests including image data includes a system layer that forwards a request to an image application processing interface. Image processing provides an image comparison, barcode recognition, and optical character recognition. The image processing compares the image data to products in a database in order to identify a matching product. The system layer receives the matching information and forwards to a user.09-24-2009
20090240736Method and System for Creating a Personalized Multimedia Production - This invention provides an Information Content Processing Device comprising a system of hardware and software, together with a method, for personalizing prerecorded text, pictures, video, and/or audio media with unfinished segments. The prerecorded media is personalized with personal content media to produce a final multimedia production in digital format for storage on a storage device. Because of the multitude of possible file formats associated with a multimedia production, an Expert Media Facility communication link exists to assist the user in its creation.09-24-2009
20090240732ACTIVE PLAYLIST HAVING DYNAMIC MEDIA ITEM GROUPS - Systems and methods are provided for creation and management of an active playlist having dynamic media item groups. In general, a number of media items to be used for the active playlist are first identified and classified into one or more media item groups based on a primary criterion and, optionally, one or more secondary criteria to provide an underlying pool of media items for the active playlist. The active playlist is then populated with media items from the underlying pool of media items. More specifically, the active playlist is divided into media item groups corresponding to those in the underlying pool of media items. Each media item group in the active playlist is populated with a predefined number of the media items in the corresponding media item group in the underlying pool of media items. Thereafter, the media items in the media item groups of the active playlist are dynamically updated based on user interactions.09-24-2009
20090240733METHOD FOR DISPLAYING RECEIVER INFORMATION - A receiver information display method for displaying receiver information when an e-mail is composed is provided. First, a receiver database is provided, wherein the receiver database contains a receiver data and at least one image corresponding to the receiver data. Then, a receiver account data is provided, and the corresponding image is automatically displayed when the receiver account data matches the receiver data. As a result, a user can identify a receiver instantly, and accordingly the possibility of sending e-mails to wrong receivers can be greatly reduced.09-24-2009
20090177694CREDENTIAL MANAGEMENT - A method, system and program product for managing, distributing and authenticating custom credentials such as diplomas, licenses and certifications awarded to target individuals and organizations by academic institutions, governmental authorities and professional and trade organizations. The custom credentials are authentic but prejudicial information not needed by a recipient has been removed by the target party to whom the credential applies without destroying the integrity of the credential. The custom credential is efficiently provided to an interested party along with other application forms and data without the need for the interested party to request credentials from the issuing credential source authority. Accordingly the issuing credential source authority need not respond to random requests for credentials and an interested party need not negotiate the different formats provided by the various issuing credential source authorities.07-09-2009
20090150436METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CATEGORIZING TOPIC DATA WITH CHANGING SUBTOPICS - The embodiments of the invention provide a method for the automatic identification of changing subtopics within topics. The method begins by receiving customer satisfaction data having unstructured data objects. Next, the data objects are automatically categorized into pre-defined topics, wherein the pre-defined topics do not change throughout the customer satisfaction analysis. The pre-defined topics can be automatically defined based on a history of customer satisfaction data. Following this, a clustering analysis is automatically performed to identify subtopics of the data objects within the pre-defined topics. The subtopics are more specific than the pre-defined topics, and the subtopics can change. Further, the clustering analysis can include extracting features from the data objects and grouping the features into the subtopics. Each of the subtopics includes features having a predetermined degree of similarity.06-11-2009
20090138508NETWORK-BASED INTERACTIVE MEDIA DELIVERY SYSTEM AND METHODS - The network system and method serves to deliver interactive media presentations. The system includes a database of interactive media presentations with a computer system connected to the database. The computer system runs portal software for creating and storing the interactive media presentations. The portal software includes a producer portlet module, a content portlet and a consumer portlet. A media capture module serves to stream media content to the portlet software and a media aggregator serves to generate a timeline for data workbooks delivered to users, i.e., media presentations.05-28-2009
20090089331Real-Time Method and System for Tracking Mail - The present invention provides a real-time, instantaneous method and system for tracking mail. The system utilizes an intelligent, hand-held, portable data entry and data processing device to collect information regarding a mailpiece delivered to a mail distribution facility. The device is linked via the internet to a globally accessible relational database that permanently stores and efficiently and continuously tracks the mailpiece from receipt of the mailpiece in the mail distribution facility until delivery to its final destination. The system effectively utilizes signature capture and location codes to track the mailpiece at all times until final delivery.04-02-2009
20080320045Alarm Management System - A system is monitored for event reports, which are delivered and stored in a first database (12-25-2008
20080320049METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR HARVESTING COMMENTS REGARDING EVENTS ON A NETWORK-BASED COMMERCE FACILITY - Systems and Methods to determine whether a single input interface includes comment information that is categorized. The system present a single input interface via a communications network. The single input interface includes a plurality of input mechanisms to facilitate user input of comment information and categorization information. The plurality of input mechanisms include a first input mechanism and a second input mechanism. The first input mechanism is to facilitate user input of comment information that pertains to a first event of a plurality of events. The second input mechanism is to facilitate user input of categorization information that categorizes the comment information pertaining to the first event. The plurality of input mechanism further include a third input mechanism and a fourth input mechanism. The third input mechanism is to facilitate user input of comment information that pertains to a second event of the plurality of events. The fourth input mechanism is to facilitate user input of categorization information that categorizes the comment information that pertains to the second event. Finally, the system determines whether the single input interface includes comment information that is categorized.12-25-2008
20080320047APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR AFFECTING CORRESPONDENT-CENTRIC ELECTRONIC MAIL - Techniques to make e-mail correspondent-centric rather than message-centric, and reduce junk e-mail. Tabulates, maintains, and updates useful information about the user's chosen correspondents, and the history and status of each correspondence series. Filters incoming messages from an unrecognized sender, asking user whether to add sender to correspondent list, and if so prompts user for needed information. Eliminates the need to search for e-mail addresses. Facilitates viewing sequential messages to and from a correspondent. Provides an effective tool to eliminate junk-mail by making it simpler and more practical to screen messages or change one's e-mail address. When user changes his e-mail address, automates notification of user's chosen correspondents, and in some cases can automatically update such correspondents' e-mail address lists. Eliminates need to manually create and maintain mailboxes or folders. Allows automated organization of e-mail by correspondent. Is easier to learn and use than previous forms of e-mail.12-25-2008
20080320046VIDEO DATA MANAGEMENT APPARATUS - Feature amount information of video data in a hard disk is calculated by a decoder and a feature amount extraction section. An icon reflecting the feature amount information is generated by an icon generation section and is presented to the user. A feature amount index control section pairs the feature amount information received from the feature amount extraction section with a position in the hard disk of the video data, and records the pair as index information, so that the speed of image retrieval is improved.12-25-2008
20080320043OfficerAssist - OfficerAssist (OA) is a uniquely configured system of software programs to automate the collection of digitally recorded data (audio, still images and video) from the end-user, to an archival system that manages the archive such that the data is evidentiary. OfficerAssist takes advantage of the current generation of digital recorders, still image cameras and video cameras that connect to a Windows platform as a USB memory device. Description of an enhanced device is included.12-25-2008
20080320042APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR EVALUATING AUDIO COMMUNICATIONS - An apparatus for evaluating audio communications includes: (a) a data storage device configured for identifying associative memory relations among information aspects stored in the data storage device, (b) a query device coupled with the data storage device, the query device being configured for posing queries relating to at least one of the information aspects and the associative memory relations to obtain at least one query result, and (c) a communications parsing unit coupled with at least one of the data storage device and the query device. The communications parsing unit is configured to receive the audio communications and is configured to effect identification of features related with the audio communications. The features related with the audio communications are available for inclusion among the information aspects. The data storage device periodically effects evaluation of the associative memory relations.12-25-2008
20080320041ADDING VIRTUAL FEATURES VIA REAL WORLD ACCESSORIES - A method, apparatus, and electronic device for enhancing virtual features in devices are disclosed. A connection interface may pair the mobile telecommunications apparatus with a first accessory. A processor may execute a software program and add a virtual feature associated with the first accessory when the first accessory is present.12-25-2008
20080320040METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR USE OF A VIRTUAL PERSONA EMULATING ACTIVITIES OF A PERSON IN A SOCIAL NETWORK - The present invention provides methods and system that allow a first person to create a virtual persona of another person in an open overlay service. The virtual persona is virtual in that it makes it appear that the person is a subscriber of the open overlay service even if that person does not have a real account with the open overlay service. The real person may or may not have their own account on the open overlay service. The virtual persona allows its creator to easily follow the activities, such as blog updates, RSS feeds, etc., on online services of the other person without having to establish accounts at these services or visit these services regularly checking for updates. The virtual persona also serves as a template for a pre-configured account that may be issued to the real person. For example, after establishing the virtual persona, the creator may send an invitation to the real person being emulated. Upon accepting, the settings of the virtual persona are transferred to an account preconfigured for the real person and that person may then continue to use the services already established. The creator of the virtual persona remains in control of the virtual persona and may choose to remove it once the real person joins the open overlay service. However, the creator of the virtual persona may continue to use it for various reasons. Future changes to the account of the real person do not affect virtual persona profile and vice versa.12-25-2008
20090100103RECORDING MEDIUM HAVING INFORMATION COLLECTING PROGRAM RECORDED THEREON, INFORMATION COLLECTING DEVICE, AND INFORMATION COLLECTING METHOD - An information accepting unit accepts information provided from an information provider. A provided information management database associates the provided information with the information provider and manages the provided information associated with the information provider. An analysis unit analyzes the provided information managed by the provided information management database, and an analysis information management database associates an analysis result of the analysis unit with the provided information and manages the analysis information. An output unit outputs the analysis information managed by the analysis information management database. An evaluation information accepting unit accepts evaluation information of the analysis information outputted from the output unit; and an evaluation unit calculates evaluation information of the information provider, based on the first evaluation information accepted by the evaluation information accepting unit.04-16-2009
20090089332METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ASSOCIATING DATA RECORDS IN MULTIPLE LANGUAGES - Embodiments disclosed herein provide a system and method for associating data records in multiple languages within a single hub. As a record comes in from an information source coupled to the hub, it is associated with a particular language at a core layer. The hub maps each language one-to-one to a member type. For each data record of a particular member type, unique derivation code is utilized to perform standardization and bucketing at a derived layer. A weight may be used to balance the richness of languages so that data records in different languages can have the same statistical meaning. Since attributes are standardized with respect to a language of a data record, appropriate languages or script can be passed along with the data record. The hub can then match the data record to the optimum algorithm(s) for entity processing at an entity layer.04-02-2009
20090083332TAGGING OVER TIME: REAL-WORLD IMAGE ANNOTATION BY LIGHTWEIGHT METALEARNING - A principled, probabilistic approach to meta-learning acts as a go-between for a ‘black-box’ image annotation system and its users. Inspired by inductive transfer, the approach harnesses available information, including the black-box model's performance, the image representations, and a semantic lexicon ontology. Being computationally ‘lightweight.’ the meta-learner efficiently re-trains over time, to improve and/or adapt to changes. The black-box annotation model is not required to be re-trained, allowing computationally intensive algorithms to be used. Both batch and online annotation settings are accommodated. A “tagging over time” approach produces progressively better annotation, significantly outperforming the black-box as well as the static form of the meta-learner, on real-world data.03-26-2009
20080228826System and method for updating a geographic database using satellite imagery - A reporting program and system for updating a master copy of a geographic database is disclosed. According to the method and system, reports are obtained that relate to data contained in a geographic database. Satellite images of the geographic locations represented by the data in the reports are obtained. The satellite images are analyzed to confirm a need to make changes to the master copy of the geographic database based on the reports. After confirming the need to make the changes, the master copy of the geographic database is updated.09-18-2008
20080256135PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR PROVIDING A CONFIGURATION SPECIFICATION LANGUAGE SUPPORTING INCOMPLETELY SPECIFIED CONFIGURATION ENTITIES - In a hardware definition language (HDL) file among one or more files, one or more design entities containing a functional portion of a digital system are specified. The one or more design entities logically contain a plurality of latches having a respective plurality of different possible latch values that each corresponds to a different configuration of the functional portion of the digital system. With one or more statements in the one or more files, a multi-level Dial tree is defined that includes a selective control Dial (SCDial) entity at an upper level that is associated with at least one design entity. The SCDial entity has a Dial input, a plurality of Dial outputs coupled to inputs of the plurality of lower level Dials, and a mapping table indicating a mapping between each of a plurality of possible input values of the Dial input and a respective one of a plurality of sets of output values for the plurality of Dial outputs. At least one set of output values in the mapping table specifies output values for fewer than all of the plurality of Dial outputs. Each specified output value reflects a setting of at least one lower level Dial, and settings of the lower level Dials reflect which of the plurality of different possible configuration values is loaded in the plurality of configuration latches.10-16-2008
20080256134Method and Computer Program Product for Dynamic Weighting of an Ontological Data Model - A method, computer program product, and a data processing system that facilitates navigation through a directed graph for selection of sub-processes of a modified business process derived from a business process is provided. A bounding box is used for evaluating and selecting sequences of nodes representative of business sub-processes or services. The bounding box has a predefined depth for limiting the scope of the evaluation. The bounding box is shifted during the evaluation as sequences of nodes are selected. Additionally, state data is maintained such that a sense response model may be employed to detect and account for changes to the environment in previously evaluated services. By maintaining state data, a transition to a previously evaluated sub-process may be implemented to account for significant changes in the environment10-16-2008
20080256133Integrated Change Management Unit - An integrated system for managing changes in regulatory and non-regulatory requirements for business activities at an industrial or commercial facility. Application of this system to environmental, health and safety activities, and to food, drug, cosmetic, and medical treatment and device activities, are discussed as examples. The system: provides one or more databases that contain information on operations and requirements concerning an activity or area of business; receives information on regulatory and non-regulatory changes that affect operations of the business; converts these changes into changes in data entry forms, data processing and analysis procedures, and presentation (by printing, electronic display and/or distribution) of data processing and analysis results to selected recipients, without requiring the services of one or more programmers to re-key and/or reformat the items affected by the change; and implements receipt of change information and dissemination of data processing and analysis results using the facilities of the Internet.10-16-2008
20080256132Method and system for determining incident impact - A method and system for determining an impact of an incident. An occurrence of an incident is identified. One or more persons at least potentially impacted by the incident are identified based on dynamic indications. After the occurrence, one or more indicators associated with the one or more persons identified are detected. Based on the indicators, the extent to which the persons identified have been impacted by the incident is assessed.10-16-2008
20080256129Method and System of Creating Media Playlists and Sending to Mobile Devices - The field of invention is computer-implemented systems and methods for creating and transmitting media to mobile devices, and in particular, methods and systems for locating, selecting, grouping, and arranging media items in playlists, and transmitting playlists to mobile devices and/or other electronic devices. This invention enhances the usability of mobile devices, and in particular, the usability of any mobile phone by making a user's media or third party media accessible to that user via the mobile phone. An object of the invention is to make any mobile phone a personal media player such as a “MP3 player”, a “Podcast” player, a “slideslow” viewer, and so on.10-16-2008
20080256131Factory equipment, factory equipment control method, and factory equipment control apparatus - A Factory Equipment provided with a control apparatus, equipment to be controlled, and safety measures provided for safety, wherein a memory of the control apparatus stores a work content-worker type relationship table and a work content-equipment operation relationship table, a work content judgment unit refers to the work content-worker type relationship table based on an input worker type from an worker type input unit and an input work content from a work content input unit to judge if a worker of the input worker type can perform the input work content, and, when it is judged that the input work content can be performed, an equipment operation judgment unit refers to a work content-equipment operation relationship table based on the work content and safety conditions input from a safety condition detection unit so as to judge if equipment can be operated.10-16-2008
20080256130NONLINEAR SET TO SET PATTERN RECOGNITION - Variations in the states of patterns can be exploited for their discriminatory information and should not be discarded as noise. A pattern recognition system compares a data set of unlabeled patterns having variations of state in a set-by-set comparison with labeled arrays of individual data sets of multiple patterns also having variations of state. The individual data sets are each mapped to a point on a parameter space, and the points of each labeled array define a subset of the parameter space. If the point associated with the data set of unlabeled patterns satisfies a similarity criterion on the parameter space subset of a labeled array, the data set of unlabeled patterns is assigned to the class attributed to that labeled array.10-16-2008
20080256127System For Extracting Specific Portions of Contents - The present invention relates to a system for extracting a specific portion of content. When a desired portion is extracted so that a content service can be provided, a plurality of users extract a beginning time and an ending time of a specific frame in the case of moving picture content and carry out a temporal indexing operation. When searching for the specific portion after extracting a beginning point and an ending point of the specific portion in case of still picture content and carrying out a spatial indexing operation, the plurality of users retrieve and display the specific portion from an indexed database. Therefore, the plurality of users can carry out the indexing operation for one file to organize a search database without correcting an original file and can extract the specific portion of content. Moreover, because the specific portion of content can be extracted and the extracted specific portion can be displayed and edited, all file formats can be controlled irrespective of file format.10-16-2008
20080250066APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ADDING CONTACT INFORMATION INTO A CONTACT LIST - A portable electronic device includes call circuitry operative to establish a call with another contact over a communication network, a contact list stored in memory of the electronic device, said contact list including contact information; and logic circuitry operative to capture at least a portion of new contact information during a call with the contact, wherein the new contact information can be obtained via the communication network. The logic circuit automatically enters the new contact information into the contact list during or after the call.10-09-2008
20080243923System and method for facilitating impulse content purchases - A system and method for identifying and facilitating impulse interactions with music, songs, advertisements, or other content are provided. The system and method may enable impulse purchases of music, or impulse reactions to advertising, or other interactions with various types of content. Impulse content purchases may be facilitated by collecting information about content played over a communication medium. The collected information may be stored in a data repository, such that content requested by a user may be identified. Accordingly, information about the identified content and/or at least one option for purchasing the identified content may be provided to the user, effectively creating an anytime, anywhere virtual point-of-sale.10-02-2008
20080208901SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DERIVING A HIERARCHICAL EVENT BASED DATABASE OPTIMIZED FOR ANALYSIS OF CRIMINAL AND SECURITY INFORMATION - A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer usable program code for inferring a probability of a first inference absent from a database at which a query regarding the inference is received. Each datum of the database is conformed to the dimensions of the database. Each datum of the plurality of data has associated metadata and an associated key. The associated metadata includes data regarding cohorts associated with the corresponding datum, data regarding hierarchies associated with the corresponding datum, data regarding a corresponding source of the datum, and data regarding probabilities associated with integrity, reliability, and importance of each associated datum. The query is used as a frame of reference for the search. The database returns a probability of the correctness of the first inference based on the query and on the data.08-28-2008
20090138517Alternate Parts Signature List File - A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer program product for managing aircraft software parts. In one embodiment, a computer implemented method creates an alternate parts signature list part having a set of signatures for a set of stored aircraft software parts. The alternate parts signature list part is distributed to the aircraft data processing system. Each signature for a set of stored aircraft software parts on the aircraft data processing system is replaced with a corresponding signature in the alternate parts signature list part to form a set of current signatures on the aircraft data processing system.05-28-2009
20090210451CONTENT REALIZATION ENGINES - A method for creating Web pages with a content realization engine embodied in a computer includes the steps of creating and storing primary content that is generally applicable, and inserting shims in the primary content, each shim being a placeholder for secondary content. The method creates and stores secondary content that is applicable to a specific topic. By combining the primary and secondary content, e.g., by replacing the shims with secondary content, a Web site directed to the specific topic is formed.08-20-2009
20090300068SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING STRUCTURED DOCUMENTS - Embodiments of the invention disclose a capture device, and a portal service for the processing of structured documents in the form of the receipts, and business cards. In one embodiment, the capture device such as a camera-enabled mobile phone passes images of proof of expense (receipts) to the portal service via an intermediate network. The portal service recognizes and classifies the image content into a central repository for later access by an individual or company.12-03-2009
20090300065COMPUTER SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR IMPROVING IDENTIFICATION OF SUBROGATION OPPORTUNITIES - A computer system includes a data capture module for capturing at least one of a make, a model and a unit identification number for a vehicle involved in a loss event. The system further includes a data storage module for storing the at least one of a make, a model and a unit identification number. A computer processor analyzes information related to the vehicle to detect a pattern of reported problems involving the vehicle. An output device outputs an identification of a subrogation opportunity based on the detected pattern.12-03-2009
20090300064Content Creation System Configured to Provide Feedback on Content Coverage - Embodiments of the invention may be used to improve enforcement and compliance with publishing rules in an automated and provable manner. Prior to publication, documents may be processed using publishing rules (workflows) based on conceptual analysis of document content. Additionally, embodiments of the invention include a content creation system configured to provide prompt feedback on content coverage. Such a system enables the creator of information to better understand what approval requirements apply to content they create and intend to publish, as the content is being created.12-03-2009
20090292734RULE BASED AGGREGATION OF FILES AND TRANSACTIONS IN A SWITCHED FILE SYSTEM - A switched file system, also termed a file switch, is logically positioned between client computers and file servers in a computer network. The file switch distributes user files among multiple file servers using aggregated file, transaction and directory mechanisms. The file switch distributes and aggregates the client data files in accordance with a predetermined set of aggregation rules. Each rule can be modified independently of the other rules. Different aggregation rules can be used for different types of files, thereby adapting the characteristics of the switched file system to the intended use and to the expected or historical access patterns for different data files.11-26-2009
20090292732SIMILARITY-BASED CONTENT SAMPLING AND RELEVANCE FEEDBACK - A method and a system may be provided to sample media content similar to media content enjoyed by a user. Feature vectors, which describe a number of characteristics, with respect to media content enjoyed by the user, may be employed to find similar media content from a media library, or a media service. The similar media content may be played, interleaved with requested media content. Relevance feedback, with respect to played media content, may be transparently or explicitly provided. The feature vectors may be updated based on the provided relevance feedback. Additional similar media content may be found from the media library, or the media service, based on the updated feature vectors, and may be played. An interface may be provided such that the user may purchase sampled, media content via a media device for playing the content.11-26-2009
20090292731Method And Apparatus For Generating A Composite Media File - A number of embodiments concern a method of generating a composite media file. The method can include: (a) storing a first media file over an information sharing network from a first user to a database; (b) storing a first tag over the information sharing network for the first media file to provide first information regarding the first media file; (c) storing a second media file over the information sharing network from a second user to the database; (d) storing a second tag over the information sharing network for the second media file to provide second information regarding the second media file; (e) facilitating a search over the information sharing network for the first media file in the database based on the first information; and (f) storing the composite media file comprising a combination of at least the first media file and portions of the second media file. Other embodiments are disclosed in this application.11-26-2009
20090292730SPREADSHEET FORMULA TRANSLATION OF SERVER CALCULATION RULES - Architecture includes for translating server calculations into client application formulas. The architecture determines dependencies, performs formulae translation, and processes data retrieval queries using the translated formulae. In one implementation, the architecture translates performance management server calculations into spreadsheet application formulas so that the impact of changes can be reflected immediately. Moreover, this technique does not require updating and querying of the performance management server. An algorithm is provided that allows translation of the backend formula (e.g., MDX—multidimensional expressions) directly into the spreadsheet application such that the impact on calculated values by an input change can be reflected instantaneously in the sheet.11-26-2009
20090292729Method and Apparatus for Maintaining and Processing Provenance Data in Data Stream Processing System - Techniques are disclosed for maintaining and processing provenance data in such data stream processing systems. For example, a method for processing data associated with a data stream received by a data stream processing system, wherein the system comprises a plurality of processing elements, comprising the following steps. A portion of data associated with the data stream is maintained. The maintained data comprises inputs to each processing element that contributed to an output of each processing element. In response to an alert generated by one of the processing elements, a scheduler is triggered to determine when a pre-calculation of a prospective query related to the alert should be executed. In response to the scheduler, at least a portion of the maintained data is used to determine a set of data that contributed to the alert such that the alert-contributing set of data can be used to respond to the prospective query upon arrival thereof.11-26-2009
20090292727Facilitating Electronic Exchange of Proprietary Information - A method and apparatus effectuates bilateral commerce in ideas. An originator and user-driven on-line commercial network system is designed to facilitate idea submission, purchase, and licensing, and is easily adapted to business-to-business transfers of innovation as well as consumer-to-business transfers of innovation. The invention allows originators of ideas to communicate nondisclosing synopses of ideas globally to potential users, for users conveniently to search for relevant ideas and for users potentially to bind an originator to a limited duration license granting user the exclusive right to access and consider confidentially the originator's fully disclosed idea. The invention also allows users to communicate confidentially or nonconfidentially unsolved problems or needs globally to potential originators, for originators conveniently to search for relevant unsolved problems or needs, and for originators to submit and communicate confidentially proposed solutions to the soliciting user.11-26-2009
20090204638AUTOMATED CLIENT SITEMAP GENERATION - Methods and computer-storage media for automated generation of domain sitemap files are provided. A universal resource locator (URL) for a web site having a plurality of web pages associated therewith is received. Log files and permission controls are analyzed to ascertain whether each web page has been previously crawled and which web pages may be crawled and/or indexed. The permitted, not-previously-crawled web pages are subsequently crawled and the relational structure of the web site is ascertained. Other items of metadata, such as web page modification frequency or priority values, also are determined. Once the structure and metadata are available, a current sitemap is generated that provides the hierarchy and related details in the form of metadata. The sitemap file is then written to a disk and may then be sent to search engines as generated or in a compressed format.08-13-2009
20100030806Presenting Addressable Media Stream with Geographic Context Based on Obtaining Geographic Metadata - In one embodiment, a method comprises identifying, by a device, an addressable video stream selected for viewing by a user of the device; obtaining, by the device, geographic metadata for the addressable video stream in response to the device identifying the addressable video stream, the geographic metadata including a location metadata element identifying a geographic location that describes a corresponding identifiable event within the addressable video stream; retrieving, by the device, location information about the geographic location based on the corresponding location metadata element; and displaying by the device the location information to the user, for presentation to the user of the location information that provides a geographic context for the identifiable event.02-04-2010
20100030805PROPAGATING INFORMATION FROM A TRUST CHAIN PROCESSING - A method, system, and computer usable program product for propagating information in a trust chain processing are provided in the illustrative embodiments. Upon a trust client invoking the trust chain processing, a mapped security information is received, the mapped security information being stored in a memory or a data storage associated with a data processing system. A set of security information attributes are located from the mapped security information according to a configuration. The set of security information attributes are packaged to form a packaged security information. The packaged security information is issued to a target system, the target system being distinct from the trust client that invoked the trust chain processing. The locating, the packaging, and the issuing collectively form monitoring the trust chain processing. A next component in the trust chain processing may be invoked. The invoking may occur before, after, or during the monitoring.02-04-2010
20100030807LINKED AIRCRAFT RELIABILITY AND SOLUTION ANALYSIS SYSTEM AND METHOD - An automated linked aircraft reliability and solution analysis system includes a central database and an aircraft fleet reliability database comprising aircraft fleet reliability data and a service solutions database comprising service solution data connected to the central database. The central database is adapted to link the aircraft fleet reliability data in the aircraft fleet reliability database with the service solution data in the service solutions database. An automated linked aircraft reliability and solution analysis method is also disclosed.02-04-2010
20100030809MAINTAINING LARGE RANDOM SAMPLE WITH SEMI-RANDOM APPEND-ONLY OPERATIONS - Systems and methods are provided for online maintenance, processing, and querying of large random samples of data from a large/infinite data stream. In an illustrative implementation an exemplary computing environment comprises at least one data store, a data storage and management engine operable to process and/or store data according to a selected data processing and storage management paradigm on a cooperating data store (e.g., flash media). The exemplary data storage and management engine can deploy the exemplary sampling algorithm to perform and/or provide one or more of the following operations/features comprising the algorithm is operable for streaming data (or a single pass through the dataset), allows for the semi-random data write operations, the algorithm avoids operations (e.g., in-place updates) that are expensive on flash storage media, and the algorithm is tunable to both the amount of flash storage and the amount of standard memory (DRAM) available to the algorithm.02-04-2010
20100030812Method for inserting a contact - The invention relates to a method for inserting a contact, which is defined in a procurement system, into an individual list of contacts for a buyer in the procurement system. In order to insert the contact of a supplier known to a buyer into the list of the buyer automatically, it is proposed that the procurement system reads out an identification feature from an address and inserts the contact into the list, when the buyer accesses the address, which contains the identification feature of the contact, and logs into the procurement system.02-04-2010
20100030811SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING CUSTOMER ADDRESS INFORMATION IN ELECTRONIC COMMERCE USING THE INTERNET - A system and method for managing customer address information in electronic commerce using the Internet are provided. Customers' detailed address information is received from customer terminals connected over the Internet, a unique address number corresponding to the detailed address information is produced, and the produced unique address number and the corresponding detailed address information are separately stored and managed in separate database (DBs), thereby effectively preventing leakage of the customers' detailed address information due to hacking or a malicious program.02-04-2010
20100030810Real-time interactive system and method for making and updating changes to infrastructure data - A real-time interactive system and method for updating infrastructure information, and using the same to implement new changes to the infrastructure, can utilize a wireless enabled portable data collection device for capturing infrastructure information in the field at an access interface; an infrastructure information database containing previously recorded infrastructure information, if any; a remote server communicating with the portable data collection device and the infrastructure information database; wherein infrastructure information is wirelessly communicated to the remote server and the remote server controls a real-time interactive session with the portable data collection device to verify previously recorded infrastructure information, update the infrastructure information database with the current infrastructure information, and facilitate making the new changes using updated infrastructure information. The portable data collection device can be a cell phone having a camera, for capturing the images, and a GPS receiver, for obtaining GPS data associated with the access interface.02-04-2010
20100030808MULTIMEDIA ARCHITECTURE FOR AUDIO AND VISUAL CONTENT - A multimedia architecture for audio and video content. The architecture includes virtual assets that model, or are associated with, a media presentation and one or more real assets that model, or are associated with, digitally encoded embodiments of the media presentation. The architecture enables automatic selection of content in a format that is optimal for a particular device, shielding a user from the complexities of multiple digital formats.02-04-2010
20100017440DIGITAL IMAGE FILE DISPLAY SYSTEM AND METHOD - A digital image file display system includes a storage device and a DPF. The storage device includes a marking module, a first sending module, and a first receiving module. The DPF includes a display module, a second sending module, and a second receiving module. The marking module assigns digital image files not previously displayed by the DPF to a list. The first sending module sends notification about the list to the DPF. The second receiving module receives the notification, and the second sending module sends a request to the storage device to display the digital image files of the list. The first receiving module receives the request, and the first sending module sends the list to the DPF. The second receiving module receives the list, and the display module displays the digital image file of the list or properties thereof. A digital image file display method is also provided.01-21-2010
20100017439Multimedia Data Streaming System and Method Thereof - A multimedia data streaming system and a method thereof are disclosed. The multimedia data streaming system is used for transmitting multimedia data to a receiver by means of a streaming server through a dynamic streaming process. The multimedia data streaming system includes a converting module and a scheduler module. The scheduler module is used to obtain the bandwidth condition between the streaming server and the receiver dynamically, it can then request the converting module to convert the original data into streaming chunks with the optimal bit rates in accordance with the bandwidth condition detected; the streaming chunks can then be transmitted to the receiver by means of the streaming server.01-21-2010
20100017438Adaptive Display for Enhancing Audio Playback - An audio playback device and method searches initiates a web search for images related to music or other audio files being played, downloads images from selected web pages returned by the search engine, and outputs one or more images from the selected web pages on a display to enhance the user's listening experience.01-21-2010
20100017437Information management and entertainment system - An information management and entertainment system (01-21-2010
20090100094Recommendation system and method for multimedia content - A recommendation method for multimedia content and a computer program for performing the method includes in one aspect the steps of obtaining at least two lists of recommended titles, each list being obtained according to a different approach, base on a user database and a content database, combining the at least two lists of recommended titles so obtained based on confidence levels in order to obtain a final list of recommended titles, and recommending the final list of recommended titles to a user.04-16-2009
20090006476Automotive diagnostic and remedial process - A method of processing vehicle diagnostic data is provided for identifying likely vehicle fix(s) associated with a diagnostic data, and identifying a repair procedure(s) for correcting the likely fix(s). The process receiving vehicle diagnostic data from a vehicle onboard computer at a remote diagnostic database, the database being arranged to map vehicle diagnostic data to possible vehicle fix(s). The possible vehicle fix(s) are prioritized in accordance with ranked matches of the received diagnostic data to combinations of diagnostic data stored in a prior experience database. The prior experience database having an identified fix associated with each stored combination of diagnostic data. The fix associated with the highest ranked combination of diagnostic data is identified as the most likely fix. The most likely fix is mapped to a vehicle repair database, the most likely fix being directly mapped to an associated repair procedure for repairing the most likely fix.01-01-2009
20090063558COMPUTERIZED REGISTRATION SYSTEM FOR MULTIPLE USES - A system for obtaining associated personal data of a person attending a reception site in order to provide a response to such person includes a computer operably disposed at the reception site having operating software thereon and follow-up software for receiving personal name and address information data for the person and event data and storing for subsequent retrieval the personal name and address information data and the event data in a memory of the computer and camera operably associated with the computer and the follow up software for acquiring an image data of the person such that the follow-up software stores for subsequent retrieval the image data in a manner to be associated with the personal name and address information data in a memory of the computer based device. A method is also provided.03-05-2009
20090063566PARTY RESERVATION SUPPORT SYSTEM - It is possible to provide a party reservation support system enabling an organizer of a party to consult with participants about eating and drinking establishments and date and make a reservation for a particular eating and drinking establishment at a particular date. The party reservation support system includes: eating and drinking establishment information storage means; party information storage means; participant information storage means; eating and drinking establishment information search means for searching eating and drinking establishments and transmitting the result to an organizer terminal; party information storage means for storing information on candidates of the eating and drinking establishment and the date; to-participant transmission means for transmitting an e-mail on the eating and drinking establishment and the date candidates to participants; totaling means for receiving and adding the information on the party date selected by the participants and objective evaluations on the eating and drinking establishment candidates; first reservation means for transmitting and e-mail for party reservation to the eating and drinking establishment decided by the organizer after the deadline of the response; and decision transmission means for transmitting information on the decided date and eating and drinking establishment to the participants.03-05-2009
20090327344MEDIA FOUNDATION SOURCE READER - Techniques are provided to allow developers to use a unified application programming interface to access multimedia data from different containers and in different formats.12-31-2009
20090030943SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING DATA RECORDS IN A MEDIATION SYSTEM - A mediation method and system utilizes a subsystem (01-29-2009
20090125561METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DISTRIBUTED IMAGE PROCESSING AND STORAGE - A user processes high resolution digital images at a user computer by converting the high resolution images into low and thumbnail resolution formats and by converting the high resolution images into a JPEG format. The user also enters image related data into the user computer and creates a user database. The processed image data and the image related data are stored in the same database, i.e., a user database, and are transmitted to the host site. At the host site, the processed image data and the image related data are stored in the same database, i.e., a host database. Alternatively, users store a plurality of images in high resolution, low resolution and thumbnail formats at the user computer and upload to the host site those images—in thumbnail and low resolution format—that the user selects. Customers view the selected images at the host site and order desired images. The host site sends an image order to the user computer, and the user computer transmits the ordered images to an image laboratory in high resolution format for printing.05-14-2009
20090094288Conversation Persistence In Real-time Collaboration System - Previously conducted conversations in real-time collaboration messages are persistently stored, either by client or a server, and then are associated with conversational items presented to a user (e.g. contact names, topics, etc.). An icon is provided near each listed item, which when selected, displays to the user summaries or titles of all transcripts to which the selected item pertains or relates. The user may select one or more summaries or titles for which the conversation is to be resumed, causing the system to retrieve the stored transcript and resume appending new conversational entries to it, so that the user recovers conversational context effortlessly and accurately. Enhanced versions of the invention include sharing of transcripts so that all participants receive the context of the conversation, and server-side or client-side implementations.04-09-2009
20090150441CONTEXT AWARE PHONEBOOK - When interacting and talking with each other, humans are quite successful at conveying information and reacting appropriately. That is, they are able to interpret situational information which in most cases is only implicitly given. This ability is in stark contrast to most of the current state-of-the-art computer and telecommunications systems, which in large are unaware of this context information. Consequently, there has recently been great interest in making applications more context-aware so that they can adapt to different situations and be more receptive to user's needs.06-11-2009
20090177691MULTI-LEVEL REPUTATION BASED RECOMMENDATION SYSTEM AND METHOD - Multi-level reputation based recommendation system and method focused on users as opposed to products or web sites. Establishes reputations of recommenders that may extend beyond a given user's first hand trust of these recommenders. Trust formed between a second and third user based on similar valuations that may not be shared between the first user and the third user may be utilized when recommending something useful for the first user. Reputations are subjective to each user and change over time. Provides recommendations to connect users with blogs, videos, other users, music, books, web sites, reviews, products, vacations spots, hotels, cities, events, activities and ad units for example. Does not rely on the number of static information connections, i.e., links to a given web site, but rather utilize dynamic information as it spreads through the interaction of users. May be utilized in any application or domain where users attribute value to things or actions.07-09-2009
20090012997CMDB-BASED POLICY PROPAGATION - A configuration management database (CMDB) that associates a policy with a configuration item (CI) in the CMDB. The policy contains an “applies to” field and a “type descriptor”. When a relationship is created between the CI and a second CI in the CMDB, the policy is associated with the second CI.01-08-2009
20090172033Methods, systems and computer-readable media for facilitating forensic investigations of online activities - Methods, systems and computer-readable media containing program code for facilitating forensic investigations of online activities such as online transactions. One method for facilitating an investigation comprises: receiving a logical identifier and temporal information; consulting a database to obtain evidentiary information regarding end-user equipment to which was assigned the logical identifier at a time specified by the temporal information; and using the evidentiary information to transmit a message, which can be used by a party conducting the investigation, for instance, to detect or establish that the transaction is fraudulent or illegal.07-02-2009
20090172036SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR WORKFLOW PROCESSING - Systems and methods for processing a workflow are disclosed. Certain embodiments allow prescreened data to be inserted into a workflow. A user's interpretation of prescreened data can be compared with previously obtained characteristics, enabling the user's interpretive output to be monitored and improved. The disclosed systems and methods have applications including, but not limited to, training, performance analysis, process improvement, and data analysis and data mining in workflows.07-02-2009
20090172034ENABLING SYMPTOM VERIFICATION - Systems, products and methods for enabling symptom verification. Verifying a symptom may include eliminating repeated symptom definitions or eliminating symptoms having low accuracy. A computer system enables verification of a symptom including a rule for detecting a set of events related to a given problem. The computer system includes a symptom database which stores the symptom, a specimen database which stores a specimen including a set of events detected according to a rule of a certain symptom, and an analysis unit which analyzes the specimen stored in the specimen database using a new symptom in order to determine whether to add the new symptom to the symptom database. The present disclosure also includes a method and a computer program for enabling verification of a symptom including a rule for detecting a set of events related to a given problem.07-02-2009
20090172032Picture processing apparatus, index creating apparatus, imaging apparatus, index creating method, and program - Disclosed herein is a picture processing apparatus including: an attribute information detection section configured to detect attribute information about a plurality of pictures included in moving picture data; an index data creation section configured to create index data for indexing the attribute information to the positions in the moving picture data of those of the plurality of pictures which correspond to the attribute information; and a stream data creation section configured to create stream data including the moving picture data and the index data.07-02-2009
20090172031Map Updating System - A map updating system that stores map data and a priority sequence table, acquires first update data and second update data of the map data according to the priority sequence table, and updates the map data based on the first update data and second update data according to the priority sequence table.07-02-2009
20090172029REMOTE MANAGING AND CONSULTING SYSTEM FOR LOGISTICS - This invention relates to A remote managing and consulting system for logistics comprising a central processing system and one or more remote terminals which exchange data with the central processing system, wherein each of the remote terminals includes a wireless transmitting and receiving module, a optimization unit for logistics organization of the central processing system will generate optimization plans for transporting organization, an individuation optimization unit for logistics plans of the central processing system will generate optimization plans for individuation transporting. This invention is favorable to improve logistics efficiency, reduce logistics time and decrease logistics costs.07-02-2009
20090172030SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMAGE CLASSIFICATION - Systems and methods for image classification are disclosed. In one aspect, embodiments of the present disclosure include a method, which may be implemented on a system, of selecting a predetermined number of training images that are representative of images associable with a particular topic category. One embodiment can include, extracting training image features from the training images, generating a set of descriptors characteristic of images associable with the particular topic category, and generating the particular set of predetermined models that correspond to the particular topic category based on the set of descriptors.07-02-2009
20090172027TELEPHONE MENU SELECTION - A method and system for facilitating user selection of telephone menu options. In one embodiment, the method includes receiving at least one function and a corresponding correspondent-defined code, wherein the correspondent-defined code identifies the at least one function. The method also includes receiving a user-defined code, where the user-defined code identifies the at least one function. The method also includes generating a mapping of the at least one function, the correspondent-defined code, and the user-defined code.07-02-2009
20090172026PERSONALIZED INFORMATION FILTER BASED ON SOCIAL TAGS - Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to content personalization and provide a method, system and computer program product for tag-based content personalization. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for tag based personalization of content can be provided. The method can include comparing tags for a user in a social bookmarking system to keywords for content received for the user. The method further can include filtering the content when the keywords do not compare favorably with the tags. In this way, the content preference of a user can be inferred irrespective of the environment in which the content is provided as the keywords of the content can be compared with tags associated with the interests of the recipient of the content.07-02-2009
20090172022DYNAMIC STORYBOOK - A system (and corresponding methodology) that dynamically alters a storybook (e.g., literary work). Preferences, policies and contexts can be considered and incorporated into the storyline of the book to enhance interest by creating a rich, personalized experience. By enhancing readability and features (e.g., sensory features), stories become more true-to-life and enjoyable by altering the story over time or to differing context (or content).07-02-2009
20090172028Method and Apparatus for Providing an Auxiliary Media In a Digital Cinema Composition Playlist - The embodiments of the present invention are directed towards creating, packaging, distributing, and reproducing auxiliary media tracks, such as a second language audio track, within a digital mastering and distribution system for motion pictures, such as that used in Digital Cinema. The invention appends data structures and elements to the current existing management structure for representing digital cinema presentations maintaining complete interoperability and causing minimal impact to the existing structure while providing an enhanced service and experience to movie audience.07-02-2009
20090172025Federated Access - A federation system operating in a first enterprise includes a configuration server and a database for creating and storing federation configuration data and a federation registrar having an interface for dealing with a second enterprise seeking to federate. In the system the second enterprise connects to the federation registrar, negotiation takes place concerning details of federation, agreement is reached, configuration is stored in the configuration database, and the second enterprise is then coupled to the first enterprise through a pair of federation proxy interfaces, one at the first enterprise and one at the second enterprise, the proxy interfaces configured by details of the federation.07-02-2009
20090172023DATA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR MANUFACTURING ENTERPRISE AND RELATED METHODS - A method, system, and interface for managing data in a manufacturing enterprise that provides a visual indication of projected results of currant activities. Method includes collecting multi-dimensional data comprising planned values and dynamically updated actual values, processing the values, projecting future events based on records of present and past events and comparison between the planned values and the processed actual values, and displaying an extrapolated status report indicating discrepancies between the planned values and the actual values. The system includes the interface comprising dynamically updated two-dimensional graphic display, a first dimension attribute corresponding to a preset interval of first dimension value from a present first dimension value onward, an array of second dimension attributes, sets of feature attributes that are associated with the second dimension attributes and presented as data in graphic or alphanumeric forms. The sets are located substantially within boundaries of the second dimension attributes.07-02-2009
20090172021RECOMMENDATIONS BASED ON ACTIONS PERFORMED ON MULTIPLE REMOTE SERVERS - A content provider system interacts with a network of web sites to provide behavior-based content to users. Operators of the web sites add widgets to selected web pages of their sites. The widgets, when executed on the computing devices of users who view the selected web pages, report user-generated events to the content provider system. The content provider system analyses the reported events to detect behavioral associations between particular web sites, web pages, products, and/or other types of items. The widgets may also retrieve and display behavior-based content that is based on these item-to-item behavioral associations. For example, when a user views a particular web page, a widget on that page may request and display descriptions of, and links to, other sites or pages that are (a) behaviorally related to the page being viewed or an item represented thereon, and/or (b) behaviorally related to the past browsing activities of the particular user.07-02-2009
20090172020MASS CHANGE OF MASTER DATA VIA TEMPLATES - A data entry template can be associated with each of a plurality of data records that are distributed across a plurality of heterogeneous or homogeneous data sources which can optionally be data bases. The data entry template can be modified to reflect a change to a business process that was previously represented by the template. The change to the business process can be propagated to at least part of the plurality of data records associated with the template. Related systems, apparatus, methods, and/or articles are also described.07-02-2009
20080313232Data Query and Location Through a Central Ontology Model - A data query system including a first storage medium including a data schema having a data schema query language associated therewith, a second storage medium including an ontology model including classes and properties, the ontology model having an ontology query language associated therewith, wherein constructs of the database schema are mapped to corresponding classes, properties or compositions of properties of the ontology model, and an ontology query processor generating a query expressed in the data schema query language corresponding to a specified query expressed in the ontology query language. A method is also described and claimed.12-18-2008
20090019083System and method for adaptive decision making analysis and assessment - Disclosed are a method and apparatus for fact collection and analysis whereby relevant facts can be used in multiple implementations to accomplish due diligence or decision making processes, and used for automated adaptive quantification, assessment, analysis, rating and scoring of due diligence or decision options for a business, entity or organization in a proactive and reactive manner. Due diligence or decision topics such as, but not limited to, mergers, acquisitions, debt or equity financings, strategic planning, risk assessments, audits of the processes of the organization including human resources, regulated activities, intellectual property, contracting and other business practices may benefit from the use and application of the system.01-15-2009
20090083327Digital recipe box - A digital recipe box is disclosed that allows the user to get rid of big bulky recipe books, save space, eliminate the trips to the computer or having your computer in the kitchen and essentially saving time with the added bonus of organizing all recipes and protection of heirloom recipes. Additional features include a weekly/monthly menu to solve the question of what's for dinner. The menu planner includes a grocery list generator. When the grocery list is selected all ingredients necessary to prepare the meal are identified. The grocery list is downloaded to a computer, printed out saving time and additional trips to the grocery store. The device can be taken to a grocery store where it can link with a database in the grocery store to identify where the items to be purchased are located and can indicate the shortest path to all the items.03-26-2009
20080307001SYSTEM CONNECTIONS AND USER INTERFACES - This disclosure relates to methods and systems to allow, in one embodiment, automatic access from one system to other systems which include an operating system that includes a user login process. In one embodiment, a method includes logging into, automatically in response to starting a first data processing system, a second data processing system at least as a guest user of the second data processing system which has a storage volume storing data and displaying a user interface object on a display device of the first data processing system, the user interface object corresponding to at least one of the second data processing system and the storage volume to allow at least one of a search to be performed or a browsing to be performed of the data stored on the storage volume.12-11-2008
20090164514METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR POPULATING A CONTENT REPOSITORY FOR AN INTERNET RADIO SERVICE BASED ON A RECOMMENDATION NETWORK - A computer-implemented method and system are provided for populating the content repository of the media service based on real-time media recommendation network comprising a plurality of peer devices. Aspects of the method and system include receiving by a server a recommendation from one of the plurality of peer devices for a media item that is intended for a recipient; determining if the media item is present in the content repository; in response to determining that the media item is not present in the content repository, requesting that the peer device upload the media item; and in response to the media item being uploaded, storing the media item in the content repository.06-25-2009
20090013000Interaction Information Processing Apparatus and Interaction Information Processing Method - To provide an interaction information processing apparatus capable of easily performing addition and deletion of a scenario, and of suitably executing processing contents, even when a plurality of events are simultaneously input. The interaction information processing apparatus includes: a net status table 01-08-2009
20090138507AUTOMATED PLAYBACK CONTROL FOR AUDIO DEVICES USING ENVIRONMENTAL CUES AS INDICATORS FOR AUTOMATICALLY PAUSING AUDIO PLAYBACK - The present invention discloses a solution for automated playback control for portable audio devices using environmental cues as indicators for interrupting playback. In the solution, an event handler can be responsive to environmental cues around the user of the portable audio device to determine if playback should be interrupted. Triggering events can be speech emanating from the user or another proximate entity, proximity detection of a person or device, user behavior changes/transitions, and the like. Device configuration can allow for user interaction to permit or deny playback interruption. User interactions can range from a “yes/no” speech response to motion sensitive headphones detecting a head “nod” or “shake” gesture to indicate approval or refusal.05-28-2009
20090024663Techniques for Information Security Assessment - Methods for information security assessment and data risk scoring are disclosed. A disclosed method includes identifying a plurality of parameters relevant to information security of information systems, establishing at least two risk levels associated with each of the plurality of parameters, assigning a numerical score to each of the at least two risk level associated with each of the plurality of parameters, recording the parameters, risk levels and numerical scores into one or more data structures, and assessing and scoring information security of a specified information system and/or collectively for an entire enterprise based at least in part on the one or more data structures.01-22-2009
20090037471COMMUNICATING WITH BUSINESS CUSTOMERS - A method including providing a business with a unified communications number for all types of customer communication and mapping the unified communications number to each address for the business issued by the communication service providers of the business. The method may also include routing communications addressed to the unified communications number to the appropriate the address as a function of the type of communication.02-05-2009
20090100097AUDIO VIDEO ADVERTISEMENT METHOD - The present invention discloses an audio video advertisement method, which comprises steps: inputting at least one keyword into a webpage of a network platform; at least one company providing audio video files, giving each audio video file a company link, the network platform sorting out a plurality of the company links related to the keyword and listing the company links related to the keyword on the webpage; a frame opening in the webpage when a user clicks on one company link, and the network platform playing the audio video file provided by the company in the frame. For companies, the present invention can provide a new type of AV advertisement method. For users, an AV advertisement is more vivid and impressive than a conventional advertisement. Eliminating opening a new window for an AV file can also increase the users' desire to watch the advertisement.04-16-2009
20090132596DEVICE AND METHOD FOR SETTING ODOR - The present invention is related to a device and a method for setting odor so as to solve the shortage that conventional digital cameras can not attach odor within the digital image files. The present invention provides an Add Odor option and the sub-menu thereof in the operation interface of the digital cameras for the user to add the desired odor to the selected digital image files, and forms digital image files which contain odor information. When browsing the digital image files containing odor information, the odor can be dispersed through an odor dispersing unit.05-21-2009
20090187596Managing Configuration Items - A computer system is disclosed that includes a repository, a discovery section, a determining section, and a data creating section. The repository holds, for each configuration item, data indicating at least one predetermined attribute of the configuration item and a relationship with another configuration item. The discovery section detects information on configuration items. The determining section determines association of a first configuration item with a second configuration item and association of the first configuration item with a third configuration item. The data creating section creates common data including an attribute common to attributes of the first configuration item associated with the second configuration item and attributes of the first configuration item associated with the third configuration item and plural derived data items, each including an attribute that is not common thereto. The common data and the plural derived data items are stored in the repository.07-23-2009
20090070379Clearinghouse system, method, and process for inventorying and acquiring infrastructure, monitoring and controlling network performance for enhancement, and providing localized content in communication networks - A computerized system, method and process allows telecommunications carriers to find, evaluate and select locations for equipment through direct access to end users, while providing citizens the opportunity to offer the use of their dwelling or other assets to carriers. The system and method further provides a computerized mechanism for (a) creating an inventory and marketplace for available properties for use in telecommunications networks, (b) providing quality and/or performance monitoring and control for wireless communication systems based on data in the clearinghouse, and (c) providing localized content over wireless networks using the clearinghouse.03-12-2009
20090132599HIERARCHICAL AND REDUCED INDEX STRUCTURES FOR MULTIMEDIA FILES - Playback and distribution systems and methods for multimedia files are provided. The multimedia files are encoded with indexes associated with the content data of the multimedia files. Through the use of the indexes, playback of the content is enhanced without significantly increasing the file size of the multimedia file.05-21-2009
20090132585INSTRUCTIONAL LESSON CUSTOMIZATION VIA MULTI-MEDIA DATA ACQUISITION AND DESTRUCTIVE FILE MERGING - A method and system for creating user-customized multimedia-based instructional lessons enables a user to select desired instructional lesson segments retrieved or generated as media files from a storage medium, and integrate the media files for the selected lesson segments into an instructional lesson media file. For creating a customized language learning lesson, a large amount of language phrase segments may be stored in media files in a database. A user may browse the phrase segments and select what is of interest then order them into a preferred lesson sequence that is converted by destructively merging the media files into a single output media file. The output media file becomes a customized lesson created by the user. The user's customized lesson may be burned to a CD, downloaded to a media player, or used in a similar fashion.05-21-2009
20090132591Method and system for displaying and accessing music data files - A media system and method of accessing music data files are provided. The media system includes a memory storage device, wherein a plurality of music data files are accessed based upon classifications that correspond to a plurality of categories that have a successive relationship to one another. A processor performs the steps including selecting a first category, selecting at least a portion of the music data files based upon the first category, and displaying at least one classification that corresponds to the first category. The processor further performs the steps of receiving a command to select one of the displayed classifications, selecting at least a portion of the music data files based upon the selected classification and a second category, and displaying at least one classification associated with the selected music data files, wherein the displayed classification is based upon the first category, the second category, and the selected classification.05-21-2009
20090132597IMAGE EDITING APPARATUS AND IMAGE EDITING METHOD - A destination information management unit manages filtering permission information that indicates whether or not to perform filter settings with respect to each index recorded in index data, in association with destination information or distribution destination information in which a distribution destination of a printed document on which document image data is printed. A filter setting unit creates filter setting data based on the filtering permission information and the index data. The filter setting data is information in which the filter-settings-permitted index is associated with a filter pattern. By using a setting interface displayed on a monitor, a user performs the filter settings of the document image data with respect to each transmission destination or distribution destination. After being edited, the document image data is transmitted via facsimile to each transmission destination, or is printed.05-21-2009
20090132588INTEGRATED AND INTUITIVE DISPLAY OF CLINICAL INFORMATION - Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a system for clinical review of a patient comprising: a plurality medical studies relating to a medical history of the patient, each of said plurality of medical studies comprising a representation; a user interface for permitting a user to interact with said representations; a chronology of said representations displayable through said user interface, wherein each of said representations is selectable by said user to form a selected chronological medical study; and a plurality of relevant representations displayable through said user interface, said plurality of relevant representations automatically generated based at least in part on said selected chronological medical study and at least one relevance criterion, wherein each of said plurality of relevant representations is selectable to form a selected relevant medical study. In an embodiment, the system further comprises at least one thumbnail image displayed in said user interface, said at least one thumbnail image corresponding to a series of images in said selected relevant medical study, wherein said at least one thumbnail image is selectable to display said series of images in said selected relevant medical study.05-21-2009
20090132590Image-based data management method and system - Methods and systems are provided for storing, organizing, and accessing image-based documents. The method includes receiving an image-based document, conducting an OCR conversion process to produce an equivalent document in text format, identifying keywords of the equivalent document in text format, linking the keywords with the image-based document and the corresponding equivalent document in text format, and storing the image-based document, the corresponding equivalent document in text format, and the keywords in a relational database.05-21-2009
20090132582PROCESSOR-SERVER HYBRID SYSTEM FOR PROCESSING DATA - The present invention relates to a processor-server hybrid system that comprises (among other things) a set (one or more of servers (e.g., mainframes) and a set of front-end application optimized processors. Moreover, implementations of the invention provide a server and processor hybrid system and method for distributing and managing the execution of applications at a fine-grained level via an I/O-connected hybrid system. This method allows one system to be used to manage and control the system functions, and one or more other systems to co-processor.05-21-2009
20090132584METHOD FOR RECONSTRUCTING EVOLUTIONARY DATA - Techniques for reconstructing evolutionary data of a set of genomic data are provided. The techniques include obtaining a set of genomic data, determining a chronological order of one or more mutations within the set of genomic data, determining a chronological order of one or more recombinations within the set of genomic data, determining a position of each recombination within the set of genomic data, and combining the chronological order of the one or more mutations, the chronological order of the one or more recombinations and the position of each recombination to reconstruct evolutionary data of the set of genomic data.05-21-2009
20090132592Methods of pre-production and casting - This invention relates to methods of pre-production and casting in the early stages of a program, preferably a reality television, internet, or other media-based program, including a program cast selecting method whereby a database of potential participants is created and accessible to users via a social network on the internet, and the users vote for or against the participants they want or do not want on the program. The feasibility of the production can be assessed based upon the cast selecting method and other factors so that the pre-production phase is economically executed.05-21-2009
20090132589SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR THRESHOLD-BASED NOTIFICATION OF DOCUMENT PROCESSING DEVICE STATUS - The subject application is directed to a system and method for threshold-based notification of document processing device status. First, device status notifications are received from at least one document processing device. Next, threshold data corresponding to a preselected notification threshold is stored in an associated data storage. Count data, corresponding to the number of received device status notifications, is then stored in the associated data storage. A comparison is then made between the stored count data and the stored threshold data. A notification message is then generated to an associated administrator based upon the results of the comparison of threshold data and count data.05-21-2009
20090132586Management of Medical Workflow - Various embodiments provide participants in a medical workflow with an integrated way to interact with a variety of medical information systems. Medical information can be collected from different medical information systems and/or data sources and presented to a user in one or more customized interfaces. Users can interact with the interface(s) and perform tasks associated with a medical workflow.05-21-2009
20100049737Energy Transaction Notification Service for Presenting Charging Information of an Electric Vehicle - A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer usable program code for managing electric vehicle charging information. In one embodiment, the process receives charging process data. The charging process data may be stored in a data repository and associated with a user to form historical user data. The process then generates a notification in response to detecting a condition for triggering the generation of the notification. The notification comprises a set of recommendations for achieving a set of optimization objectives. In addition, the set of recommendations are derived from at least one of the historical user data and a remote data source. Thereafter, the process presents the notification to a user using a set of notification preferences.02-25-2010
20100049742METHODS, SYSTEMS AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR GENERATING AN ENHANCED ACCURACY RESISTANCE SUMMARY FOR A PLANT VARIETY UTILIZING A PRODUCT MANAGEMENT DATABASE - Methods, systems, and computer readable media for generating an enhanced resistance summary for a plant variety utilizing a product management database are disclosed. According to one aspect, the method includes receiving a plant pathogen identification (PPI) code and an associated resistance data parameter for a plant variety. The PPI code is grouped with at least one other PPI code associated with the plant variety in accordance to similar resistance data parameters. The method also includes generating a resistance summary long value for each resistance data parameter group. A resistance summary short value corresponding to each resistance summary long value is generated. Each resistance summary short value is then populated into a resistance profile to create the enhanced accuracy resistance summary for the plant variety.02-25-2010
20100049740WORKFLOW TEMPLATE MANAGEMENT FOR MEDICAL IMAGE DATA PROCESSING - Some embodiments of a workflow management system to process medical image data generated by a medical imaging device have been presented. In one embodiment, a user selects a workflow template with a predefined set of image processing stages, and applies the workflow template to the medical image data. Each of the predefined set of image processing stages in the workflow template includes one or more image processing operations. Each of the image processing operations is capable of generating metadata for processing the medical image data. The medical image data is then processed through each of the predefined image processing stages. The result of processing is a collection of metadata. Each metadata in the collection can be applied to the medical image data to generate a medical image view.02-25-2010
20100049739SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BOUNDED ANALYSIS OF MULTIMEDIA USING MULTIPLE CORRELATIONS - Multimedia content usage is on the rise and hence, it is becoming increasingly necessary to automatically analyze the multimedia content in order enhance the effective applicability and usage of the content. The richness of a multimedia content demands multi-fold analysis of the content and further, this richness also leads to openness and vastness. Hence, the outcome of the multiple analyses techniques needs to be carefully analyzed in order to avoid limited or inconsistent content description. A system and method for bounded analysis of multimedia using multiple correlations addresses the issues related to richness and vastness of a multimedia content to enable describing of the multimedia content in a maximally consistent manner. Such a content description is very useful in the semantic characterization of multimedia.02-25-2010
20100049738SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR USER INTERFACE DIAGNOSTIC ACTIVITY LOGGING - The subject application is directed to a system and method for user interface diagnostic activity logging. Parameter data is first acquired corresponding to selected data acquisition parameters. Sequence data is then acquired corresponding to instructions for control of the document processing device via an associated user interface. The sequence is acquired in accordance with the acquired parameter data and stored in an associated storage. Next, event data is acquired corresponding to an occurrence of a selected event by the document processing device. The acquired sequence data is then communicated to an associated administrator upon receipt of event data.02-25-2010
20090112932VISUALIZING KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS FOR MODEL-BASED APPLICATIONS - The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for visualizing key performance indicators for model-based applications. A composite application model defines how to graphically present an interactive user surface for a composite application from values of a key performance indicator for the composite application. A presentation module accesses values of the key performance indicator for a specified time span. The presentation module graphically presents an interactive user surface for the values of the key performance indicator for the specified time span in accordance with the definitions in the composite application model. Interface controls are provided to manipulate how the data is presented, such as, for example, panning and zooming on key performance indication values. Other relevant data can also be presented along with key performance indicator values to assist a user in understanding the meaning of key performance indication values.04-30-2009
20100036879Method, computer-readable medium, and system for storing, allocating and retrieving medical image data in a distributed computerized system of a clinical facility. - In a method for storing and providing medical image data in a distributed, computer-based system of a clinical facility comprising multiple satellites, wherein a satellite has at least one modality, an image administration server and at least one local database, and wherein the clinical facility also has a central database for the administration of the stored image data and a central long-term storage for long-term storage, the image data are acquired at the modality, the image data include metadata and pixel data, partial metadata in the metadata of the acquired image data are marked, at least the metadata of the image data acquired are locally stored at the respective satellites, the image data of the image data acquired at the respective satellites are centrally stored in the central long-term storage, all metadata stored in the local database in the central database are completely, centrally replicated, and the marked partial metadata of the image data from the central database are partially, automatically replicated at respective local databases of one, multiple or all satellites in order to be able to provide these image data at the satellites.02-11-2010
20100036878System for Extracting Reduced Information of Multimedia Digital Content and System and Method for Displaying Multiple Content Using Reduced Information - Disclosed herein is a system for extracting the reduced information of multimedia digital content. The system includes an image variation-related color table database, a volume/tempo variation-related color table database, a default value and environment information database, digital content reduced information extraction means, and storage means. The digital content reduced information extraction means extracts the reduced information of multimedia digital content, which is received when the multimedia digital content, including moving image data, audio data and/or image data. The storage means stores the pieces of reduced information, including thumbnail images, image clips/low-quality images, video clips, audio visualization moving images, audio representative colors, variation-related colors, and image representative colors, which are extracted by the digital content reduced information extraction means.02-11-2010
20100036877SYSTEM FOR ENHANCED CUSTOMER SERVICE - Systems according to the present invention may be used to convey information to enhance customer service for a wide variety of industries. Among other things, systems of the present invention allow a service provider to supply customers with information on services provided for the customer using one or more methods of distribution and in a manner that is fast, efficient, and easy for the customer to access. The information provided to customers can be distributed in a variety of formats and stored permanently for retrieval by the customer at any time. The present invention also allows service providers to gather metrics on communications to customers, as well as to facilitate targeted marketing efforts to help build customer loyalty.02-11-2010
20090089324System and method for selective display of a standby attitude indicator and an airport map data using the same display - Methods and apparatus are provided for selectively rendering a standby attitude indicator or an airport map on an aircraft display. The system determines whether the aircraft is on the ground or in flight and, based on this determination, either the standby attitude indicator or the airport map are rendered on the display. If the aircraft is determined to be in flight, then the standby attitude indicator is rendered. Conversely, if the aircraft is determined to be on the ground, then either the standby attitude indicator or the airport map is selectively rendered.04-02-2009
20100011023CONTENTS INFORMATION REPRODUCING APPARATUS, CONTENTS INFORMATION REPRODUCING SYSTEM, CONTENTS INFORMATION REPRODUCING METHOD, CONTENTS INFORMATION REPRODUCING PROGRAM, RECORDING MEDIUM AND INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS - A content information reproducing apparatus, a content information reproducing system, a content information reproducing method, a content information reproducing program, a recording medium storing the program, and an information processing apparatus facilitate introductory comment creators creating introductory information while creating introductory information reflecting the intent of the content distributor. A content information reproducing apparatus has a reception unit that receives an introductory information template set containing various introductory information templates that are configured for particular scenes according to different biometric information levels, an introductory information production unit that determines a biometric information level from the biometric information of the user viewing the content, extracts an introductory information template corresponding to the biometric information level from the introductory information template set, correlates the biometric information level and the extracted introductory information template, and creates introductory information, and a transmission unit that outputs the introductory information when content reproduction ends.01-14-2010
20100011022Map information management system and map information distribution system - There is provided a map information providing technology that can keep map information very fresh at all times.01-14-2010
20100011021SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTEXT MAP GENERATION - Personalized services and targeted services demand the exploitation of context—say, context of an environment, context of a product, context of a service, and context of a customer or user or individual. In order for the personalized and targeted services to have a greater impact, the identified context used by a context aware processing engine needs to be accurate and current. Such an up-to-date context is called as context map and a system and method for generating a customer-specific context map involves the processing of customer transactions, abstracting and generalizing these transactions into entities, and inter-relating these entities. The context map, for example, is useful in ad targeting in mobile environments, and in quicker and efficient problem resolution in contact center environments.01-14-2010
20100005120METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING MEDIA FILE HAVING MEDIA INFORMATION COMPATIBLE BETWEEN MEDIA FILES HAVING SAME FORMAT, AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR EXECUTING THE MEDIA FILE - Provided is a method of executing a media file including at least one media resource, the method including: importing the media file including the media resource and media information that includes at least one digital item about the media resource, at least one template, and at least one application; and selecting one piece of the media information, and executing an event of one or more media resources associated with the media information, based on the selected one piece of the media information, wherein the digital item includes the media resource and identification information of each media resource, the template includes an event of the at least one digital item and execution environment information of the event, the application includes association information of the template and the digital item, and the media information is adapted to be imported and exported.01-07-2010
20090019087UNIVERSAL CONTAINER FOR AUDIO DATA - Storing audio data encoded in any of a plurality of different audio encoding formats is enabled by parametrically defining the underlying format in which the audio data is encoded, in audio format and packet table chunks. A flag can be used to manage storage of the size of the audio data portion of the file, such that premature termination of an audio recording session does not result in an unreadable corrupted file. This capability can be enabled by initially setting the flag to a value that does not correspond to a valid audio data size and that indicates that the last chunk in the file contains the audio data. State information for the audio data, to effectively denote a version of the file, and a dependency indicator for dependent metadata, may be maintained, where the dependency indicator indicates the state of the audio data on which the metadata is dependent.01-15-2009
20090019086Method for matching color and appearance of a coating containing effect pigments - The present invention is directed to a method for identifying one or more matching formulas for matching color and appearance of a target coating containing effect pigments. The present invention is also directed to a system for identifying one or more matching formulas for matching color and appearance of a target coating containing effect pigments.01-15-2009
20090019084METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PRELOADING - The invention relates to integrating a first multimedia work and a second multimedia work to produce a combined multimedia work. The first and/or second multimedia works are converted into a common format such as SWF format, and the first multimedia work is converted to a sub-movie. The converted first multimedia work is inserted into the second multimedia work as a sub-movie of the second multimedia work to produce a combined multimedia work. Instructions in the combined multimedia work are updated in order to maintain the function of those instructions following the combination of the two works.01-15-2009
20090019088Bioinformatic Transaction Scheme - Secure network transaction system obtains user-authorized genetic term or bioinformatic profile, and transacts online service according to genetically-based user medical or other risk determined therefrom. Insurance policy, promotional offer, or other service may dynamically address genetically-based condition. Bioinformatic data classifies user per personal mask which filters subset of user genetic sequence. Risk profile may be calculated according to actuarial statistics, genetics and/or heredity using non-discriminatory rules specified for users in temporal or jurisdictional groups. User transactions are modifiable according to bioinformatic data representing genetically-based risk increase or decrease. Data is securely processed, modulated, and stored by network server for remote access and transaction using various portable user devices.01-15-2009
20080313234EFFICIENT XML SCHEMA VALIDATION OF XML FRAGMENTS USING ANNOTATED AUTOMATON ENCODING - An XML schema is compiled into an annotated automaton encoding, which includes a parsing table for structural information and annotation for type information. The representation is extended to include a mapping from schema types to states in a parsing table. To validate a fragment against a schema type, it is necessary simply to determine the state corresponding to the schema type, and start the validation process from that state. When the process returns to the state, fragment validation has reached successful completion. This approach is more efficient than a general tree representation. Only the data representation of the schema information is handled, making it much easier than manipulating validation parser code generated by a parser generator. In addition, only one representation is needed for schema information for both document and fragment validation. This approach also provides a basis for incremental validation after update.12-18-2008
20080301186SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING A RECEIVED MEDIA ITEM RECOMMENDATION MESSAGE COMPRISING RECOMMENDER PRESENCE INFORMATION - A system and method for processing a received media item recommendation message is disclosed. A recipient receives the media item recommendation message which includes a media item identifier of a media item and presence information of a recommender of the media item in association with the media item identifier. The presence information may be in the form of metadata. The recipient may render the presence information and/or store or download the presence information to a media item playlist, to another device, or to a storage medium for subsequent rendering. The media item recommendation message also may include a media item annotation. The media item annotation may also be in the form of metadata and may be rendered and/or stored or downloaded to a media item playlist, to another device, or to a storage medium for subsequent rendering.12-04-2008
20080301192Image data management system - There is provided an image data management system that restricts a user's exit depending on the use of image data containing confidential information. An image data management system includes a management server 12-04-2008
20080301191Map updating systems, methods, and programs - Map updating systems, methods, and programs create instruction data in a data center used for updating a pre-update piece of map structuring data among a plurality of pieces of stored map structuring data to a post-update piece of map structuring data, the instruction data identifying, in units of bytes, a portion of the pre-update piece of map structuring data to be updated and a post-update data content. The systems, methods, and programs then update the pre-update piece of map structuring data in a mobile device to the post-update piece of map structuring data according to the instruction data by updating, in units of bytes, the portion of the pre-update piece of map structuring data to be updated that has been identified by the instruction data so that the portion includes the post-update data content identified by the instruction data.12-04-2008
20080301189SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A REAL-TIME CONTENT DISTRIBUTION NETWORK - A system and method for providing a real-time content distribution network. The system includes a player device at a host location. The player device includes a network interface for communicating with a content provider server device via a network, one or more speakers, and a computer processor in communication with the network interface and the one or more speakers. The computer processor includes instructions for facilitating receiving a playlist from the content provider server device in response to a request from the player device for an updated playlist. The instructions further facilitate accessing the audio media files specified by the playlist. In addition a play queue including all or a subset of the audio content included in the audio media files is built, with the building being responsive to local play sequence rules and to the attributes. Further, the audio content of the play queue is broadcast at the speakers.12-04-2008
20080301188METHOD AND SYSTEM TO TRACK ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND TO COMPUTE RELATIVE RANKINGS - A system and method for listing activities within particular categories. Activities that are accomplished/achieved by respective users can be tracked and stored in a database. Accomplishments of users can be compared against accomplishments of other users and achievement levels can be computed and outputted. Achievement scores can also be calculated for each user. Activities can be associated with particular categories (e.g., “scuba diving.”) Particular categories can be associated with general categories (e.g., “sports.”) Users are permitted to contribute to and modify the activities and/or particular categories and/or general categories. Each user can record their own accomplishments against the list including information specific to that activity such as dates, location and attributes using a computer connected to a computer communications network such as the Internet. The user can compare his or her accomplishments against predefined thresholds related to a number and type of activities accomplished, or other users or user maintained accomplishment lists. As a user's accomplishments grow past the achievement thresholds the user will be granted awards to acknowledge his or her achievements.12-04-2008
20080301187ENHANCED MEDIA ITEM PLAYLIST COMPRISING PRESENCE INFORMATION - An enhanced media item playlist on which a media item identifier for a media item and presence information of a recommender of the media item, and, optionally, a media item annotation from a media item recommendation message, may be stored is disclosed. The playlist may be any accessible and/or manageable format, for example a database, for storing or containing the media item identifier, the presence information, the media item annotation, and/or the media item. The presence information and, if present, the media item annotation are stored on the playlist in a manner associated with the media item identifier. In this manner, the recipient of the media item recommendation message may store, manage, and access the presence information and, if present, the media item annotation, and not only render and/or transfer the media item recommended, but also the presence information and the media item annotation.12-04-2008
20080301185Property Validation Framework - Aspects of the subject matter described herein relate to validating properties. In aspects, a property is associated with one or more validators. Each validator includes actions to take to determine whether a feature of the property is valid. Multiple validators may be executed for a single property. A group of validators may be identified by an identifier. In addition, properties may be grouped into collections which may be grouped into other collections and so on. Each collection may also be associated with one or more validators to validate properties within the collections.12-04-2008
20080301184System and Method for Updating Mailing Lists - According to some embodiments, a system and method are provided to receive an indication from a postal recipient that an unsolicited mail piece is not desired, the indication comprising a digital image of at least a portion of the unsolicited mail piece, store data associated with the postal recipient based on one or more identifiers, and provide the data associated with the postal recipient to one or more mailers to indicate that the postal recipient requests to opt-out from future mailings.12-04-2008
20090172024SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COLLECTING AND ANALYZING BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE DATA - A system includes a memory to store program code and a processor to execute the program code to perform a process for generating a business intelligence (BI) data presentation. The process includes collecting BI data from one or more data sources and verifying the collected BI data. The process further includes defining an output presentation format in a multidimensional BI database, loading the collected BI data into the multidimensional BI database, refreshing data tables in the multidimensional BI database based on the loaded set of BI data, and generating an output BI data presentation based on the loaded BI data and the output presentation format.07-02-2009
20090119339PHONE TO PHONE DATA EXCHANGE - An information management system for operation over a network includes a first mobile device having a first application module, the first mobile device operating over the network and in communication with a second mobile device having a second application module, a first operating system residing on the first mobile device configured to detect a communication event between the first mobile device and the second mobile device, and an address book module residing on the second mobile device. The first application module is configured to send information associated with the first mobile device to the second mobile device in association with a detection of the communication event.05-07-2009
20080256128Systems and methods for source document management in clinical trials - System and methods for source documents management in clinical trials are described. One described method comprises receiving a clinical trial form on a client device over a network from a server device, the clinical trial form comprising a plurality of form data fields; receiving structured clinical trial data associated with at least one of the plurality of form data fields; receiving unstructured clinical trial data; and transmitting the structured clinical trial data and unstructured clinical trial data to the server over the network.10-16-2008
20080306995AUTOMATIC STORY CREATION USING SEMANTIC CLASSIFIERS FOR IMAGES AND ASSOCIATED META DATA - A method and system for automatically creating an image product based on assets stored in a user database. A number of stored digital media files are analyzed to determine their semantic relationship to an event and are classified according to requirements and semantic rules for generating the image product. These requirements and rules refine the association between the assets and the event for which the image product is generated. The assets which best meet the requirements and rules of the image product are ranked and the highest ranking ones are included in the image product.12-11-2008
20080250071SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR BUSINESS APPLICATIONS - A system and method for developing business application meta-objects which are application building blocks that access information from multiple information stores and nay be assembled in different combinations to service different business communities. The meta-objects permit business applications to be constructed and revised on the fly by an end-user. The business application development platform follows a model-driven approach to create business application meta-objects where each meta-object encapsulates the behavior, information and visual components. The application meta-objects may be modified by the end user without underlying development of the software code and may operate with multiple data and business logic stores. In one embodiment, the system supports a variety of post development tools permitting the end user to create, update and customize a number of aspects of the business applications, and in particular the way the data is viewed.10-09-2008
20080250069Method and system for using mnemonic symbols to provision channel attributes with an attribute mask - A name that means something to a human can be used to provision multiple channels, multiple times after a one-time association of an binary integer mask bit pattern with the name, or mnemonic. Typically, the one performing the one-time association of the mask pattern with the mnemonic will choose a name that reflects the channel attributes represented by the mask pattern. Thus, rather than remembering a bit pattern for a single attribute, or even the more difficult task of remembering the pattern for multiple attributes, and having to make sure ‘1’ is placed in a correct bit position among many ‘0’s when entering bit patterns, the one provisioning only enters a mnemonic that textually refers to the attribute, or attributes, to be provisioned for a given channel.10-09-2008
20080250068SYSTEM FOR PREPARING REPORTS - A method of preparing customised reports from source data comprises: 10-09-2008
20080250065Modifying A Digital Media Product - Storing, by an owner of a digital media product, the product in a distributed media library, the library including information describing the modifiable part of the digital media product and a digital grant of rights to modify and distribute the product; producing, from users' digital expressions of preferences, information describing a user community preference for replacing the modifiable part of the digital media product with a replacement part; retrieving the digital media product and the digital grant of rights to modify and distribute the digital media product; receiving at least one replacement part, a digital grant of rights to use the replacement part to modify the digital media product, and a digital grant of rights to distribute the replacement part with the digital media product; and replacing, in accordance with the information describing the user community preference and the digital grants of rights, the modifiable part with the replacement part.10-09-2008
20080243934Method and system for licensing of digital assets - A website or other publicly-accessible domain includes the ability to easily search for and license stock photography.10-02-2008
20080243931Image Forming System, Information Processing Program, and Image Forming Device Handling Secure Job Information - An image forming system which includes an information processing device and an image forming device. The information processing device includes: a generator configured to generate secure job information including image forming information and image forming authentication information; and a transmitter configured to transmit the secure job information. The image forming device includes: a receiver configured to receive the secure job information; a storage configured to store the secure job information and deletion authentication information; an input unit configured to input image forming input information and deletion input information; an execution determining unit configured to determine, based on the image forming authentication information and the image forming input information, whether the image forming device executes an image forming process based on the image forming information; and a deletion determining unit configured to determine, based on the deletion authentication information and the deletion input information, whether the image forming device deletes the secure job information from the storage.10-02-2008
20080243930System and Method for Automated Customization of a Workflow Management System - The present invention is directed to a system and method providing an efficient automated customization of an existing workflow management system. Agent software may be utilized to operate autonomously to instruct a generic workflow tool provided by the existing workflow management system to accomplish the customization process without direct human supervision. Thus, a non-developer user who does not have knowledge of the process definition language provided by the workflow management system may accomplish a successful customization. Further, the present invention reduces costs and resources to customize an existing workflow management system.10-02-2008
20080243929PROGRAM DIAGRAM PREPARING APPARATUS AND METHOD - A program diagram preparing apparatus includes a storage unit configured to store program information items about a plurality of programs, a calculating unit configured to designate one of the programs as a center program and each of the other programs as first related programs, and to calculate first relativities between the center program and each of the first related programs from various aspects, and a diagram preparing unit configured to prepare a diagram that has a center node representing the center program, a first related node representing the first related program corresponding to the first relativity greater than a preset threshold value, and a first link connecting the center node and the first related node and being able to change in at least one of (a) length, (b) thickness and (c) color density in accordance with the first relativity.10-02-2008
20080243927METHOD AND A SYSTEM FOR MAINTAINING AN INTEGRITY OF A PRODUCT - A system for maintaining an integrity of a product of a predetermined product type comprising configurable product elements, wherein a product description data set which indicates an actual configuration of said product is checked by means of a semantic reference model of said product type as to whether a product component configured for a product element of said product is compatible.10-02-2008
20080243925Providing messages on properties given batch mode distribution constraints and sponsor budget constraints - Sponsored message placements are determined by (a) estimating a number of payable actions for candidate sponsored messages for a publication, (b) accepting batch mode distribution constraints of the publication and budget constraints of sponsors of the sponsored messages, and (c) selecting sponsored messages for the publication, from the set of candidate sponsored messages, using the estimated number of payable actions of the candidate sponsored messages, the batch mode distribution constraints, and the budget constraints, such that sponsored message placement revenue is increased. Each batch of the publication may then be published including the selected set of sponsored messages.10-02-2008
20080243924System and method for efficient delivery of data content - A method of delivering video on demand content, including multicasting content to a plurality of client devices with storage, including instances where delivery begins mid-stream, and recovery mechanisms for missing content. Some embodiments include defining content as mandatory and involuntarily delivering the mandatory content. Some embodiments include a carousel with a plurality of data sets, delivering each of the data sets in sequence, and then beginning repeating delivery circularly from the beginning of the sequence. Various exemplary embodiments include one or more of the following: storing a title at each client device; repeating various steps for more multiple titles; and monitoring for a required action such as downloading a new title, deleting an old title, or changing the rate of data transfer, and performing the required action.10-02-2008
20080243921System and Method for Managing IT Assets - A system configured to manage IT assets associated with an entity (e.g., a company, an institution, etc.), in accordance with one or more embodiments of the invention. The IT assets may include hardware assets, software assets, telecommunications assets, and/or other IT assets. The system enables substantially all of the information relevant to the individual IT assets to be organized within a single repository throughout the life cycle of the IT assets (e.g., from order to disposal). By organizing the relevant information within a single repository, automation and dynamic system interaction may be leveraged during the life cycle of a given IT asset to track and/or monitor the given IT asset with an enhanced efficiency. In some embodiments, the system may include a common database, and an asset implementation manager, an asset ownership manager, an asset process manager, a service manager in operative communication with the common database.10-02-2008
20080243919Method of and Control Arrangement For Providing Information About Food and Everages in Combination With Audio/Video Contents - A method of providing information about food and/or beverages in combination with audio/video contents, comprises the provision of a database (DB) in which an audio/video identifier (ID) identifying the audio/video content is correlated with food/beverage information (SI) about foods/beverages to be associated with individual scenes/events in the audio/video content and about the times (TC) at which the foods/beverages occur in the audio/video content, the transmission of an audio/video identifier (ID) to the database (DB) by means of a control arrangement (10-02-2008
20080243918System and Method For Supporting Improved Trick Mode Performance For Disc Based Multimedia Content - A playback apparatus for use in a reproducing system is disclosed. The playback apparatus includes a number of conventional elements including a memory configured to store data to be read from a data source (10-02-2008
20080235280METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OILFIELD DATA REPOSITORY - The invention relates to a method for performing operations of an oilfield having at least one wellsite, a surface network, and a process facility, each wellsite having a wellbore penetrating a subterranean formation for extracting fluid from an underground reservoir therein. The method includes storing oilfield data associated with a plurality of oilfield entities in a first data repository, obtaining a first target metamodel comprising structural description of a first plurality of data entities of the first data repository, obtaining a domain metamodel interleaved with a first mapping specification, the domain metamodel comprising structural description of a domain model for representing the plurality of oilfield entities in an application programming interface, obtaining a mapping specification associating the first target metamodel with the domain metamodel and forming the application programming interface based on the domain metamodel, the first target metamodel, and the first mapping specification using a computer implemented method.09-25-2008
20080228823FRAME TRANSFER APPARATUS - A frame transfer apparatus has a common storage unit having a plurality of areas. The frame transfer apparatus has a write control unit that stores a transmitted frame in an area fitting to the frame of the plurality of areas. The frame transfer apparatus has a read control unit that reads the frame stored in the area in order of storage. The frame transfer apparatus has clock units each provided by associating with one or more areas among the plurality of areas to measure a time after a frame is stored in a corresponding area. The frame transfer apparatus also has a frame discarding unit that, when a measured time by any clock unit among the clock units exceeds a permissible retention time, discards among frames stored in the area corresponding to the clock unit at least a frame positioned first.09-18-2008
20080228821METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING A DIGITAL INVENTORY OF MULTIMEDIA FILES STORED ACROSS A DYNAMIC DISTRIBUTED NETWORK - A video network includes public kiosks having digital storage capacity. Centralized inventory control manages the video files stored at individual kiosks or network LANs. A user requests a multimedia file for download, and selects various ancillary files and control features, such as languages, subtitles, control of nudity, etc. The requested file is encrypted according to an encryption key, watermarked, and downloaded from a high-speed port of a public kiosk to a hand-held proprietary high speed memory device of a user. Payment is received at the time of request or at the time of download, and royalties are distributed by the video network to copyright holders. Computer applications or playback devices allow users to store and/or play video files that have been downloaded to a hand-held device while managing and enforcing digital rights of content providers through the watermarking and/or encryption.09-18-2008
20080228815METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR MANAGING RISK - A method for managing risk associated with a construction project by a business entity using a computer system coupled to a database is provided. The method includes storing within the database information relating to at least one construction project including tasks to be performed and deadlines associated with each task, wherein the information stored within the database further includes a plurality of documents associated with the at least one construction project. The method also includes analyzing a content of each document stored within the database, and determining whether to trigger an alert based on the content of each document. The method also includes displaying on the computer system each alert relating to the construction project, prompting a user to associate with the business entity to take steps to correct each alert displayed on the computer system to facilitate timely completion of the construction project, and updating the alerts displayed on the computer system to include the corrective steps taken by the user.09-18-2008
20090138504ELECTRONIC CALENDAR SCHEDULING METHOD - A method of applying an action to an electronic calendar entry is disclosed. The method includes specifying a criteria and an associated event action and determining if the electronic calendar entry meets the specified criteria. In response to determining that the electronic calendar entry meets the specified criteria, applying the associated event action to the electronic calendar entry.05-28-2009
20080222206SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A LOGICAL-MODEL BASED APPLICATION UNDERSTANDING AND TRANSFORMATION - Disclosed is a method of and a system for establishing a logical-model based understanding of a legacy application. The method comprises the steps of providing a physical data model of the legacy application, said physical data model having a plurality of physical elements; establishing a logical data model for the legacy application, said logical data model having a plurality of logical model elements; and establishing links between said logical model elements and said physical elements. One of said physical or logical elements is selected, and said links are used to identify all of the physical or logical elements that are linked to said selected one of said elements. The preferred system may include a component for browsing and navigating the physical data model, logical data model, or the links between them, a component to answer queries about the application expressed using the logical data model, and a component to create a relational data model to support the migration of data stored in legacy databases (including flat files) to relational databases.09-11-2008
20080222205Development of Assertions for Integrated Circuit Design Simulation - One embodiment of the present application includes the preparation of an assertion for inclusion in an integrated circuit simulation performed with a processing device (09-11-2008
20080222204Data Processing Apparatus, Data Processing Method, and Computer Program - A data processing apparatus includes an input section configured to receive data to be encoded, a first pseudo-random-number generating section configured to generate a first pseudo-random number, a second pseudo-random-number generating section configured to a second pseudo-random number, an address determining section configured to determine matrix address candidate values on the basis of a bit string of the second pseudo-random number generated by the second pseudo-random-number generating section, a matrix generating section configured to generate a matrix in which pixel values based on constituent bit values of the first pseudo-random number generated by the first pseudo-random-number generating section are set at matrix positions designated on the basis of the matrix address candidate values, and an encoding section configured to generate encoded data by executing exclusive OR operations between corresponding positional data in the matrix generated by the matrix generating section and the received data.09-11-2008
20080222203Digital image processing apparatus and file managing method performed therein - A digital image processing apparatus capable of reducing the number of calculations performed when a new image file satisfying a DCF standard generated for a captured image is edited, so as to reduce the time required for performing the edit, and a file managing method performed in the digital image processing apparatus. The digital image processing apparatus includes a digital signal processing unit which generates a file having a grouping attribute for a captured image and changes the grouping attribute of the file during a group edit of a selected file.09-11-2008
20080222202Dynamic Adaptive Distributed Computer System - A system, methods and apparatus are described involving the self-organizing dynamics of networks of distributed computers. The system is comprised of complex networks of databases. The system presents a novel database architecture called the distributed transformational spatio-temporal object relational (T-STOR) database management system (dbms). Data is continuously input, analyzed, organized, reorganized and used for specific commercial and industrial applications. The system uses intelligent mobile software agents in a multi-agent system in order to learn, anticipate, and adapt and to perform numerous functions, including search, analysis, collaboration, negotiation, decision making and structural transformation. The system links together numerous complex systems involving distributed networks to present a novel model for dynamic adaptive computing systems, which includes plasticity of collective behavior and self-organizing behavior in intelligent system structures.09-11-2008
20080222201Digital media metadata management - Network-side and client-side systems and techniques for managing metadata items describing digital media content available from a number of digital media content sources are described. Disparate metadata items are collected and transcribed based on a common format. The common format facilitates computerized cataloging, searching, and presentation of relevant metadata and/or digital content via a wide variety of client-side devices. The common format includes: a portion for storing descriptive data derived from the original metadata items; a portion for storing data specific to the digital media content source supplying the original metadata; and a services specifier portion used for accessing specific digital media content. The common format may be used to identify relationships between transcribed items of metadata based on virtually unlimited selection criteria, and to facilitate the creation and presentation to users of data sets of related metadata and/or digital media content.09-11-2008
20080222200RICH DATA TUNNELING - When rich data is tunneled, its associated link identified by a primary data reference is changed by swapping primary references of original data with changed data. Thus, without duplicating the rich data, it is now associated with the changed data, preserving it in constant time. The primary references can include, but are not limited to, names and/or other item identifications. This technique allows preservation of rich data to occur without burdening processing and/or time constraints based on the size and/or number of rich data elements. The technique also allows disparate applications and/or systems to maintain data integrity even when rich data is not expected for a given application and/or system. Since the rich data follows a primary reference, awareness of the rich data is not required for it to be properly handled, ensuring its integrity.09-11-2008
20080222199Multimedia Aggregation in an Online Social Network - Multimedia content is featured on user pages of an online social network using embed codes that are generated using a configuration file associated with the source ID for the multimedia content and a content ID for the multimedia content. The configuration file, the source ID and the content ID are stored locally by the online social network so that any changes to the embed codes can be made by changing the configuration file associated with the source and regenerating the embed codes. By managing multimedia content in this manner, greater control can be exercised by the online social network over the multimedia content that are featured on its user pages.09-11-2008
20080215632Digital Media Asset Identification System and Method - The present invention provides a system and method for identifying and transferring digital media assets within a system through the use of identification data. The identification data is applied to each transferred copy and includes data specific to the customer and digital media asset. To facilitate transfers and ease of use the digital media assets can be made DRM-free.09-04-2008
20080215628Replacement part order processing apparatus, method for ordering replacement parts and computer-readable recording medium - A controlling unit of a replacement part management server specifies a maintenance target equipment and acquires order conditions from a responsible personnel terminal. The controlling unit acquires maintenance information and part information both relating to the maintenance target equipment. The controlling unit calculates prediction residual regarding target parts of an initial value setting process, and compares the prediction residual with the shortest cycle. When the prediction residual is smaller than the shortest cycle, the controlling unit sets the number of replacements in the part order data storing unit. When an initial value setting process regarding all the parts is completed, an order input screen is output. When an order request is received from the responsible personnel terminal, an order management server acquires part order data and transmits a preparation instruction of a PM kit to the purchaser.09-04-2008
20080215626Digital System and Method for Building Emergency and Disaster Plain Implementation - An emergency and disaster preparedness implementation system hosted on an integrated computer system with a secure network interface (09-04-2008
20080215624APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING PLAY LIST - A play list producing apparatus retrieves words related to a query from a thesaurus database, and selects one of the related words based on the respective degrees of relevancy of the related words to the query. Music data files having such metadata that correspond to the selected related word are retrieved from a music database. The retrieved music data files are evaluated about suitability for the play list. Based on the evaluation result, a music data file is selected and registered on the play list. Then, metadata attached to the just registered music data file is served as a query for retrieving the next music data file to be registered on the play list. These processes are repeated to register music data files one after another on the play list insofar as the produced play list satisfies conditions designated by the user.09-04-2008
20080215622Enterprise confidential electronic data inventory systems, methods and computer program products - Enterprise confidential electronic data inventory systems, methods and/or computer program products include a database management system, method and/or computer program product that is configured to store identifying information for the confidential electronic data of the enterprise without storing the confidential electronic data itself. Querying of the identifying information for the electronic data of the enterprise that is stored may also be provided.09-04-2008
20080215620METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SOCIAL REMIXING OF MEDIA CONTENT - Systems and methods have been developed for manipulating media assets in a networked computing environment where processing power, bandwidth and/or storage capacity may be limited.09-04-2008
20090150439Common extensible data exchange format - A medical data system wherein data is exchanged internally and externally by a common data exchange format.06-11-2009
20080208914CENTRALIZED MINING OF REMOTE MEDICAL RECORDS DATABASES - In accordance with an embodiment, a remote logical interface for mining medical data records comprises a data processor for receiving input of a selection of criteria for a medical records query, a database of medical records, responsive to a query, for outputting patient medical record data responsive to the query, and a plurality of operations including a means of combining a first and second query and a means of providing medical data not meeting the first and second query. Such remote logical interfaces may be actuated from a centralized location via an authorized user access portal. The electronic medical records query may utilize a plurality of filters among the following: demographics, vitals, laboratories, ICD codes, CPT codes, prescriptions, alerts, medical history, immunizations and encounters/visits among other filters. In one embodiment, the result of a series of queries may be output to the centralized location of a central database for various purposes including the identification of an outbreak of an epidemic in a geographic region. In reverse, a remote logical interface embodiment may comprise a patient portal for posting personalized patient alerts regarding, for example, medical risks associated with taking a given medication or having received a bad vaccination lot.08-28-2008
20080208905APPARATUS AND METHOD TO EVALUATE A HOLOGRAPHIC DATA STORAGE MEDIUM - A method to evaluate a holographic data storage medium is disclosed. In certain embodiments, the holographic data storage medium is evaluated by a manufacturer. In certain embodiments, the holographic data storage medium is evaluated by a customer prior to encoding customer information into the storage medium. In certain embodiments, the holographic data storage medium is evaluated by a customer after encoding customer information therein.08-28-2008
20080201380SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AGGREGATING AND EXTENDING PARENTAL CONTROLS AUDITING IN A COMPUTER NETWORK - A system and method for aggregating and extending parental controls auditing in an unmanaged computing network are provided. A parental control system, including a parental control database, logging interface, and audit process, resides on each host computing device in an unmanaged computing network that is capable of synchronizing data residing on one of the host computing devices with data residing on the other devices in the network. The parental control system facilitates the logging and reporting of parental control audit information in a manner that allows parents to aggregate the audit information to obtain a comprehensive audit report of their children's use of all computers in the home, and is extensible and customizable by the applications from which the parental control audit information originates.08-21-2008
20080201379Method and apparatus for generating digest of captured images - A tag is generated for each of moving-image files. The tag includes genre information and event identification information. The genre information represents a genre of an event relating to the moving-image file. The event identification information identifies the event relating to the moving-image file. The moving-image files are classified into groups corresponding to respective events in response to the event identification information in the tags. Time intervals in shooting between the moving-image files are detected. Moving-image files in each of the event corresponding groups are classified into groups corresponding to respective scenes in response to the detected time intervals. Portions are extracted from moving-image files in each of the scene corresponding groups in response to the genre information in the tags. Data representative of a digest is generated from the extracted portions.08-21-2008
20080201378Image processor, preview image display method, and computer program product - an image-retrieving unit retrieves only the image data that is to be displayed on a display unit based on a page number associated with each image data. A preview image generator generates a preview image of the retrieved image data. An operation display controller displays the generated preview image on the display unit.08-21-2008
20080201377Wireless LAN Intrusion Detection Based on Location - A intrusion detection method is disclosed for use in a wireless local area data communications system, wherein mobile units communicate with access points, and wherein the system is arranged to locate transmitters using signals transmitted by the transmitters. A database relating authorized transmitters to location is maintained. Selected signals are detected at the access points and location data corresponding to the selected signals for use in locating a source of the signals is recorded. The source location is determined using the location data, and the source location is compared to a corresponding location in the database. An alarm is signaled if the source location is inconsistent with the corresponding database location.08-21-2008
20080201376Method for sharing content with several devices - A portable wireless communications subscriber audio and/or video player apparatus and system and method for selecting, requesting, downloading, and playing audio and/or video data content files from an Internet-based database server. The wireless link is preferably implemented in accordance with the WiFi protocol, which allows connectivity to the Internet by being in proximity with a local base station or WiFi hotspot (i.e., publicly available local wireless access hub connected to the Internet). The portable wireless communications subscriber audio and/or video player apparatus and system preferably include a security means for monitoring and blocking unauthorized use of the player apparatus and system. The player apparatus further preferably has the capability to communicate with other neighboring player apparatus for the purpose of exchanging content data files, playlists and personal messages.08-21-2008
20080201375Method and portable device with local catalog management - A portable wireless communications subscriber audio and/or video player apparatus and system and method for selecting, requesting, downloading, and playing audio and/or video data content files from an Internet-based database server. The wireless link is preferably implemented in accordance with the WiFi protocol, which allows connectivity to the Internet by being in proximity with a local base station or WiFi hotspot (i.e., publicly available local wireless access hub connected to the Internet). The portable wireless communications subscriber audio and/or video player apparatus and system preferably include a security means for monitoring and blocking unauthorized use of the player apparatus and system. The player apparatus further preferably has the capability to communicate with other neighboring player apparatus for the purpose of exchanging content data files, playlists and personal messages.08-21-2008
20080201373EVALUATOR CREDIBILITY BASED CONTENT CREDIBILITY EVALUATION APPARATUS AND METHOD THEREOF - An evaluator credibility based content credibility evaluation apparatus and method thereof are disclosed. A content credibility e valuation method that includes obtaining evaluation information of a content evaluator about content; obtaining credibility of the content evaluator from a user information database; and calculating content credibility based on the credibility of the content evaluator and the evaluation information, allows consideration of the content evaluator's credibility in content credibility evaluation and enhancement of online search engine performance.08-21-2008
20080201372APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR STORING MEDICAL INFORMATION - There are provided an input unit which inputs an object with scan information attached thereto into an image of a subject acquired on the basis of the scan information, and an insertion unit which inserts report information to the object when preparation of an image interpretation report of a study based on the image is completed.08-21-2008
20080201371Information delivery system, information delivery method, delivery device, node device, and the like - The present invention is to provide for example a node device that receives content catalog information having attribute information and delivered from a delivery device in an information delivery system, the nodes being mutually communicable through a network and divided into a plurality of groups, the node device including: 08-21-2008
20080201369System and method of modifying media content - A method of modifying media content is disclosed that includes receiving data from a destination device identifying a media content selection and an attribute preference. The method further includes identifying an attribute associated with media content related to the media content selection. The method further includes modifying the attribute based on the attribute preference to produce modified media content and providing the modified media content to the destination device.08-21-2008
20080201368Method and System for Registering and Retrieving Production Information - In particular embodiments, an online trading system receives a product registration request including product description from a user terminal. Then, image information is extracted from the product description and a resource locator of the image information is generated. Then, an image list is generated based on the product description and the resource locator of the image information. The image list is sent to a search service DB server, where the image list is associated with a keyword relevant to the product description. Further, the image list may be sent to a UCC DB server. In this case, the UCC DB server generates a UCC containing the image list and sends a resource locator of the UCC to the search service DB server, which associates the resource locator of the UCC with a keyword relevant to the product description. If the search service server receives a search query including a keyword from a user terminal, the search service server searches a search service database to retrieve an image list or a resource locator of UCC containing an image list relevant to the keyword.08-21-2008
20080201367Unifying Discoverability of a Website's Services - Various embodiments provide a unified discovery control that can be incorporated as part of a web browser. The unified discovery control provides a central location that describes various services that a website has to offer. In addition, the unified discovery control can allow the user to interact with the individual services that the website has to offer as by providing the user with the ability to add, update, uninstall and/or otherwise manage the various services that are described in the unified discovery control. Thus, the unified discovery control provides a centralized management system that provides the user with a common, predictable and repeatable user experience for interacting with various services that a website can offer.08-21-2008
20080270467METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONDUCTING A REMOTE EMPLOYMENT VIDEO INTERVIEW - A method and system is provided for conducting a remote employment video interview. The method includes allowing a candidate to access a remote server and selecting a position for which the candidate wishes to apply. The candidate is presented with questions to which the candidate responds, using a camera and microphone of a telecommunications device, such as a computer or other suitable device. The candidate can review, re-record or accept a response. Advantageously, accepting a response results in the candidate being presented with a next question. This procedure continues until the candidate has responded to all questions. Optionally, the candidate may submit a resume. The responses are uploaded to a server and the employer which the candidate has selected is provided with a reference link, via email, corresponding to a location on the server where the candidate's responses are stored. The employer uses the reference link to access the video interview in the form of either streaming video or, optionally, as a multimedia file, after proper authentication.10-30-2008
20090164520Deemed export - technology transfer manager - In order to comply with the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) of a “deemed export” and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) of a “technology transfer,” the present invention provides a visible database tracking immigration status and product technology access from the time of potential hire until termination of an employee, determines foreign national status for deemed export purposes, tracks every product by part number and/or Export Commerce Control Number (ECCN) to which each foreign national has access, determines who needs an export license under the deemed export rule, provides a cross-reference with nationality and product, and provides audit reports, immigration status reports, and employee licensing breakdown, listing foreign employee with the type of technology accessed, visa information and export license information.06-25-2009
20090248748Method and System for Applying Beauty Treatments to an Individual by Generalizing Their Features - Method, process, and apparatus for beautifying an individual. The method relates to fitting the perfect cut, color, style, makeup and dress to an individual using five pillars based on the outer and inner lines of a person. The first pillar includes determining information about the individual's body shape and head and body proportions. Next, in the second pillar, information is determined about the bone structure of the individual's head. The third pillar includes determining information about the individual's fabric of hair. The fourth pillar includes determining information about the individual's grade of sensitivity. The fifth pillar includes determining information about the individual's face shape. Once the information is gathered about the individual, the stylist can choose the right type of cut, color, style, makeup and dress to administer to the individual. Furthermore, the stylist can prescribe treatment, protection and tools that can be used on the individual's hair.10-01-2009
20090300067Data mining in a digital map database to identify decreasing radius of curvature along roads and enabling precautionary actions in a vehicle - Disclosed is a feature for a vehicle that enables taking precautionary actions in response to conditions on the road network around or ahead of the vehicle, in particular, a curved portion of a road where the curvature increases between adjacent curved sections. A database that represents the road network is used to determine locations where curvature between adjacent curved sections increases. Then, precautionary action data is added to the database to indicate a location at which a precautionary action is to be taken about the location where curvature increases. A precautionary action system installed in a vehicle uses this database, or a database derived therefrom, in combination with a positioning system to determine when the vehicle is at a location that corresponds to the location of a precautionary action. When the vehicle is at such a location, a precautionary action is taken by a vehicle system as the vehicle is approaching a location where the curvature increases.12-03-2009