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On-line social search
Example methods, apparatuses, or articles of manufacture are disclosed that may be implemented using one or more computing devices to facilitate or otherwise...
Identification of related search queries that represent different
Methods, systems and apparatus are described herein that include obtaining a respective ordered list of search result documents for each query in a plurality of...
Scoring hash functions
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for scoring hash functions. In one aspect, a method includes...
User settings management using external sources
User settings management using external sources is described, including providing a user interface for a user to configure one or more settings that affect...
Embedding a guest module within an embedder module
Systems and methods embedding a guest module within an embedder module are disclosed. According to some aspects, an embedder module is executed at a computer. A...
Location based reminders
A computer-implemented user alert method includes identifying a task for a user, associating a location with the task, monitoring a location of a mobile device...
System for improving autocompletion of text input
In one example a computing device receives a first indication of at least one user input to select one or more textual characters. The computing device...
Key mechanism with spring keycap
Key-input mechanisms are disclosed. An example mechanism includes an arced, resilient keycap, the arc of the keycap having a first central arc angle when...
Colored morphing apparatus for an electronic device
A user interface (200) for a portable electronic device (100) is configured to transition from a first state to a second state to present a plurality of...
Method and apparatus for tracking a global navigation satellite system
within the constraints of an indoor facility
A method and chipset for tracking a global navigation satellite system (GNSS) within the constraints of an indoor facility. The method includes receiving...
Collision avoidance for vehicle control
A method is provided for processing an image in which only parts of the image that appear above a point on a horizon line are analyzed to identify an object. In...
Methods and systems for controlling operation of a laser device
Example methods and systems for controlling operation of a laser device are provided. A method may include receiving an output of a proximity sensor that is...
Variable thickness heat pipe
In one aspect, a cooling system is provided for use in computing devices, such as laptops, cell phones, and tablet computers. The cooling system includes a heat...
Thermostat with wiring terminals configured for spatial compactness and
ease of wire installation
A wall-mountable programmable electronic thermostat for controlling an HVAC system is described. The thermostat includes a circular wall-mountable backplate...
Balloon launch tower
Aspects of the disclosure relate to launching high-altitude balloons. For example, a launching system may include a tower having a tubular portion and a top...
Methods and systems for smooth trajectory generation for a self-driving
A vehicle configured to operate in an autonomous mode is provided. The vehicle is configured to follow a baseline trajectory. Changes to the baseline trajectory...
Modeling behavior based on observations of objects observed in a driving
A method and apparatus are provided for determining one or more object models used by an autonomous vehicle to predict the behavior of detected objects. The...
Display panel portion with a transitional graphical user interface
Flexible communication systems and methods
A method of initiating a telecommunication session for a communication device include submitting to one or more telecommunication carriers a proposal for a...
Finding friends near a friend
A system for finding friends near a friend, including a memory, housed within a mobile device, for storing a contact list including records for a plurality of...
Transmitting audio control data to a hearing aid
A computing device can detect an event associated with an alert sound, and responsive to detecting the event, identify the alert sound associated with the...
Video bandwidth allocation in a video conference
Communicating information exchanged in a video conference. Responsive to detecting a change in an amount of audio information generated by at least one...
Multiplane panoramas of long scenes
Methods, systems, and articles of manufacture for generating a panoramic image of a long scene are disclosed. These include, fitting planes to 3D points...
Methods and systems for creating swivel views from a handheld device
Examples of methods and systems for creating swivel views from handheld video are described. In some examples, a method may be performed by a handheld device to...
Determining an image capture payload burst structure based on a metering
image capture sweep
A first plurality of images of a scene may be captured. Each image of the first plurality of images may be captured with a different total exposure time (TET)....
Dispatch system to remote devices
A method and system for presenting promotional content to a user of a communication device involves receiving information from a communication device, where the...
User feedback on calls
Various methods, systems, and computer program products are disclosed for determining relevance of a promotional message based on caller feedback. The method...
Post and content framework for social activity streams
Computer-implemented methods for generating and providing a post in a social activity stream by using a post framework and a content framework are provided. The...
Computing device integrity verification
An integrity verification process is performed by an integrity verification module of a client computing device. When the computing device is powered-up, but...
Mixing secure and insecure data and operations at server database
Processing a query, includes, at a client, receiving a user-generated query having a plurality of recognizable terms, securing the user-generated query to...
Systems and methods for the automatic registration of devices
Systems and methods for providing registration at a remote site that may include, for example, a monitoring module that may communicate with a remote site. A...
Monitoring system for proactive service of devices
In one embodiment, a method for monitoring operation of a device is provided. Monitoring of the device at a source using a gateway is activated. The device is...
Method for supporting flexible frame structures in wireless communication
A wireless communication base station is disclosed, configured to serve a plurality of user terminals in a series of downlink radio frames wherein user...
Antenna transfer switching for simultaneous voice and data
A method and system selects an antenna for signal propagation within a wireless communication device having multiple antennas. A transfer switch controller...
Clipping protection in fixed-width audio mixing
An apparatus provides both clipping protection and signal level conservation while the system operates in the original width type. The apparatus includes a...
Vibrating display panels for disguising seams in multi-panel displays
A multi-panel display includes at least one anchoring platform, a plurality of display panels, vibration mechanisms, and control logic. The anchoring...
Automatically generating quiz questions based on displayed media content
In accordance with some implementations, a method for automatically generating quiz questions is disclosed. The method is performed on a server system having...
Systems and methods for marking images for three-dimensional image
Methods and systems for image marking and generation of a three-dimensional (3D) image of an object are described. In an example, a computing device may be...
Alert system for social network users
A system includes: a rule module, an application programming interface module, a determination module and a communication module. The rule module receives an...
Synchronized consumption modes for e-books
An e-book system receives and stores different versions of an e-book supporting different consumption modes. Additionally, the e-book system stores signposts...
Methods and systems for providing current email addresses and contact
information for members within a social...
Methods and systems for providing current email addresses or contact information to members within a social network are described. In one described method, an...
Systems and methods for matching visual object components
Systems and methods for modeling the occurrence of common image components (e.g., sub-regions) in order to improve visual object recognition are disclosed. In...
Image merging with blending
A base m.times.n tile, X, of a base image of a scene, and an alternate m.times.n tile, Y, of an alternate image of the scene may be obtained. An m.times.n blend...
Background detection as an optimization for gesture recognition
Methods and systems are provided allowing for background identification and gesture recognition in video images. A computer-implemented image processing method...
An example method includes receiving a first image and a second image of a face of a user, where one or both images have been granted a match by facial...
Methods and systems for controlling levels of geolocation access
A communication device may be configured to control access to geolocation services for applications on the communication device utilizing a first privacy access...
Software exploit detection
A method may include, in a computing device including a processor, memory, an operating system, and at least one installed application, detecting an attempted...
Providing time series information with search results
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for providing time series information with search results. In...
Searching encrypted electronic books
An e-book server creates index information for encrypted e-book content. The index information is used by a reader module to efficiently search the encrypted...