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Clustering query refinements by inferred user intent
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for clustering query refinements. One method includes building a...
Web mining to build a landmark database and applications thereof
This invention relates to building a landmark database from web data. In one embodiment, a computer-implemented method builds a landmark database. Web data...
Image search using text-based elements within the contents of images
A mobile device searches for electronic content. The mobile device captures an image from a rendered document, and searches for an electronic version of the...
Fingerprint merging after claim generation
A media item fingerprint consolidation system is described that merges fingerprints into a consolidated fingerprint. Fingerprints can be generated to compactly...
Classification of ambiguous geographic references
A location classifier generates location information based on textual strings in input text. The location information defines potential geographical relevance...
Indexed electronic book annotations
A request for annotations identifying a user, an electronic content item (e.g., an electronic book), and a portion of the electronic content item is received...
Data extraction using templates
Systems and techniques for extracting data from unstructured documents are described. One such method involves assigning one or more labels to one or more nodes...
Low-latency interactive user interface
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for a low latency interactive user interface. In one aspect,...
Methods, and systems, including computer programs encoded on computer-readable storage mediums, including a method for identifying quotations occurring in...
Efficient data reads from distributed storage systems
A method of distributing data in a distributed storage system includes receiving a file into non-transitory memory and dividing the received file into chunks....
Adaptive, scalable packet loss recovery
A system for transmitting data packets representing a source signal across a packet data network is provided. Additionally provided are methods and an apparatus...
Bug clearing house
A computer-implemented system for managing software problem reports includes a registration sub-system to register software developers from multiple different...
Splitting application permissions on devices
A data processing device may be operable to determine that a particular application being downloaded onto the data processing device is coupled to one or more...
System and method for processing touch input
A system and method for processing a touch input are provided. An initial press action that is associated with a number of simultaneous touches is detected on a...
System and method for selecting information for display based on past user
A system and method is provided that automatically predicts the link that a user would like to follow by collecting and modeling user actions, and navigates to...
Floor selection on an interactive digital map
A digital map of a geographic area is displayed via a user interface, and a 3D representation of a multi-story building located in the geographic area is...
Masking an outer perimeter of a touch screen
A touch screen device and a method for constricting the touch screen device are provided. In some aspects, the touch screen device includes a transparent...
Apparatus and method for receiving input
According to aspects of the disclosure, an input device may include a first adjustment region, a second adjustment region, a connector region, a function...
Correcting location errors in tactile input device
A method may include measuring multiple location readings across a tactile input device at multiple times. The method may also include determining predicted...
Power-consuming facilities as a source of reserve power
A system includes a power-consuming, at least one energy storage device, and a power management system. The facility is configured to receive electrical power...
Determining a geographical location
In general, the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in methods systems, and program products for determining a change in a mode of...
Systems, methods and apparatus for weather-based preconditioning
Accessing an energy management policy for a plurality of devices is described, wherein the devices are coupled with a first structure. The energy usage of the...
Camera stand having an unlimited range of motion along an axis of rotation
This application discloses a stand assembly that includes a receiving element for physically receiving a module, and a base assembly for supporting the...
Bystander interaction during delivery from aerial vehicle
An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is disclosed that includes a retractable payload delivery system. The payload delivery system can lower a payload to the ground...
Methods and systems for altitude control of balloons to improve wind data
A method may involve analyzing, by a computing device, a wind model to identify one or more locations in a coverage area of a balloon network where updated wind...
Change detection using curve alignment
Aspects of the disclosure relate to determining whether a feature of map information. For example, data identifying an object detected in a vehicle's...
Method and apparatus for receiving a control channel
Various methods and apparatuses for receiving a control channel involve a communication device monitoring a first control and receiving information from a...
Efficient digital image distribution
A wearable computing device may receive a data transmission schedule from a wirelessly tethered camera device. The wearable computing device may include a data...
Signal measurement on component carriers in wireless communication systems
A method in a wireless communication device includes performing measurements of a first serving cell on a first carrier frequency at a first rate, determining...
Re-tasking balloons in a balloon network based on expected failure modes
Example methods and systems for assigning tasks to balloons within a balloon network are described. One example system includes a first sub-fleet of balloons...
High fidelity voicemail system
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for a high fidelity voicemail system. In one aspect, a method...
Location-based social software for mobile devices
A method for communicating location information to a device includes receiving, at a computer system that implements a social networking service, location...
Communicating via a body-area network
In a first example of "Body-Area Networking" ("BAN"), a user wishing to access his electronic device ingests a small pill carrying a transmitter. The...
Joint sub-pixel interpolation filter for temporal prediction
A method determines a plurality of interpolation filters for use in interpolating sub-pel values for a temporal prediction process of video content. The...
Signaling of temporal motion vector predictor (MVP) enable flag
In one embodiment, a method determines an I slice in a current picture that is currently being encoded and a value for a flag to enable or disable using...
Endpoint device-specific stream control for multimedia conferencing
A system for endpoint device-specific stream control for multimedia conferencing may include one or more processors and memory. The one or more processors may...
Multi-processor support for array imagers
Using the techniques discussed herein, a set of images is captured by one or more array imagers (106). Each array imager includes multiple imagers configured in...
Handheld device for capturing text from both a document printed on paper
and a document displayed on a dynamic...
A device for capturing rendered text is described. The device incorporates one or more visual sensors that receive visual information as a part of capturing...
Predicting interest levels associated with publication and content item
A method of predicting interest levels associated with publication and content item combinations is described. Additionally, a server computing device for...
Systems and methods for selecting an accounting technique for interactions
with electronic content
A method for selecting an accounting technique for recording interactions with electronic content includes receiving a request for a content item from a user...
System and method for transport stream sync byte detection with transport
stream having multiple emulated sync...
A method and receiving device are provided that determine a synchronization byte in a plurality of transport stream packets, wherein the synchronization byte...
SIP header to indicate mobility transfer operation
A method (500) of indicating a process to be implemented in support of a mobility transfer operation and a method (600) of responding to a mobility transfer...
Management of commercial messages in a social network
Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for managing the flow of messages among users of a social network. One method enables the election of an...
Deferring alert of notifications for a particular time
A computing system is described that receives, at a particular time, notification data, the notification data indicating a threshold amount of time for which...
Systems and methods for prefetching relevant information for responsive
mobile email applications
Systems and methods for prefetching relevant information for responsive mobile email applications are describe. In some embodiments, the server performs...
Pacing enhanced packet forwarding/switching and congestion avoidance
The subject technology discloses configurations for receiving, at a first network device, a set of network packets corresponding to a first flow from a client,...
Method for calculating the subscribability of a channel on the web
A subscribability is calculated for a channel on the web. One or more activity metrics related to the subscribability of a plurality of channels viewable over...
Networking systems with dynamically changing topologies
Network performance may be improved by adjusting a logical network topology while avoiding attendant disruptions. By identifying an alternative logical...
Message server that retains messages deleted by one client application for
access by another client application
A first processing session is entered with a POP client. A set of messages from a message repository is identified as available for access by the POP client....
Method for updating and method for checking an update of at least one data
element in a data carousel, and an...
The invention relates to a method and a first device for updating at least one data element in a data carousel, in which an updating element is added to the...