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Two-dimensional (2D)/three-dimensional (3D) image processing method and
A method for processing two-dimensional (2D)/three-dimensional (3D) images on a same display area is provided. The method includes receiving image data...
Non-volatile storage for graphics hardware
Methods and systems may provide for an apparatus having a graphics processing unit (GPU) and a non-volatile memory dedicated to the GPU. If a request for...
Layer access method, data access device and layer access arrangement
A data access method is provided. The data access method is applied for a data device access device to access data from N layers to display an image, where N is...
Image processing apparatus and method for processing image thereof
An image processing apparatus and image processing method thereof are disclosed. The image processing apparatus includes a first image processor which includes...
Selective GPU throttling
A method and apparatus of a device that manages a thermal profile of a device by selectively throttling graphics processing unit operations of the device is...
Information processing device, imaging device, and information processing
There is provided an information processing device including N first clock conversion units (N is an integer) that convert image data as parallel data into...
Encoding hidden information in spatial line frequencies
A method of encoding a hidden image in high frequency spatial frequencies of a line pattern of a host image. A set of host image spatial frequencies is...
Forensic authentication system and method
A forensic authentication system includes an imaging device to capture an image of a printed mark and a non-printed area of a substrate directly adjacent to the...
User device, a second screen system and a method for rendering second
screen information on a second screen
Rendering second screen information on a second screen device. A user device receives information characterizing the source of a content data stream and the...
Demand response automated load characterization systems and methods
Demand response automated load characterization systems and methods are described herein. One method includes identifying a plurality of load models that...
Reducing churn rate for a social network service
Systems and methods for reducing a churn rate associated with subscribers of social network services are described. In some example embodiments, the systems and...
Coefficients attribution for different objects based on natural language
In one embodiment, a system includes one or more computing systems that implement a social networking environment and is operable to parse users' actions that...
Social graph that includes web pages outside of a social networking system
A social networking system includes a mechanism for incorporating nodes in the social graph, where the nodes are associated with a web page. Each web page...
Financial transaction system
A financial transaction system includes: an ATM process substituting server connected to a backbone server that executes a user accounting process through a...
Financial-service structured content manager
A financial-service system that manages content objects includes a chronicles platform with a chronicle associated with a loan request. A content manager...
Automated color selection method and apparatus
An automated method and apparatus for providing color selection capability to a user, wherein a first display is generated on a display apparatus of a plurality...
Hide sorting systems and methods
Methods and systems for sorting hides are provided. In particular, one or more embodiments comprise a tanning control system that enhances the traceability of...
Automatic extraction of multilingual dictionary items from non-parallel,
multilingual, semi-structured data
User interfaces receive a first plurality of user queries and result sets that are in a category, exhibit a constraint, and exhibit user behavior. Also received...
System and method for an affinity capture, user feedback and affinity
Various affinity systems and methods are provided to enable the capture of unique end-to-end purchase information. In some embodiments, the data collected...
Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for placing orders
Included are embodiments for customized ordering. At least one embodiment of a method includes receiving an indication to send a previously created customized...
Method, system, and graphic user interface for enabling a customer to
access information associated with a...
A method, system, GUI, apparatus, and machine-readable media for enabling a customer to access information associated with a hosted user profile via a third...
Method and apparatus for managing multimedia content
The invention includes a system, apparatus, and method for storing media content within a service provider network. The system includes multi-service servers...
Customizable uniform control user interface for hosted service images
An electronic marketplace for service images permits users to browse descriptions of service images implementing desired functionalities of a virtual machine...
Automatically adding gratuity to amount charged in electronic transaction
A method includes receiving a payment object for payment of a certain amount owed by a first party to a second party. The payment object carries sufficient...
A receptacle may include a container to receive trash and other items. The receptacle may also include a display area to provide advertisements to people...
Retargeting in a search environment
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for retargeting content in a search environment. A method can...
Selecting advertising for presentation with digital content
Disclosed are various embodiments for selecting advertising for presentation to users in association with digital content items. Characteristics of a user are...
Method and system for recommending a merchant based on transaction data
A computer-implemented method for recommending a merchant based on transaction data is provided. The method is implemented using an analyzer computing device in...
Compensation model for network services
A compensation model is disclosed for compensating a network service provider. A networked system is also disclosed for presenting advertising during on-line...
Keyword-based services for mobile device messages
A software and/or hardware facility that identifies keywords in a message received by a mobile device and provides advertising and contextual services to the...
Priori scheduling of multiple assets within a collection of asset delivery
Embodiments of the invention provide systems and methods for constructing a schedule well before the time of an asset delivery opportunity that associates a...
Independent targeted sponsored content management system and method
A system may include a database configured with individual partitions, one of the partitions corresponding to a sponsored content campaign of a social network....
Marketing the use of an acidic soft drink to enhance the efficacy of a
This invention relates to a method of marketing a gluten-digesting enzyme supplement comprising providing an effective amount of a gluten-digesting enzyme to a...
Providing social impact information associated with identified products or
Embodiments of the invention are directed to methods and apparatuses for capturing a real-time video stream using a mobile computing device, determining, using...
Content output device, content output method, content output program, and
recording medium having content...
An information providing device associates in advance and stores a characteristic element which is a candidate to be specified from an image, with content....
Systems and methods for determining ad impression utility
Various systems and methods for measuring ad impression effectiveness are provided. A method is provided comprising selecting, by an ad impression processor, a...
Method and system for creating a multifunctional collage useable for
A system for mining data about activity performed within a virtual shopping cart includes a server node for serving the virtual shopping cart and for enabling...
Zoning, license, and position matching to provide service
Using a bi-directional transceiver, one can receive or provide a service. Location of the parties associated with respective transceivers is tracked and billing...
Affiliate investigation system and method
Given an advertisement placed by a rogue affiliate that takes steps to hide its affiliate ID from affiliate investigators, the affiliate ID may be identified...
Evaluation of voice communications
One-to-many comparisons of callers' words and/or voice prints with known words and/or voice prints to identify any substantial matches between them. When a...
Method and system for authorizing card account transactions by geographic
A method and system for authorizing card account transactions by geographic region by providing data for a user interface displaying geographic regions and...
Method and apparatus for secure access payment and identification
According to one aspect, the invention provides a system for authenticating identities of a plurality of users. In one embodiment, the system includes a first...
Apparatus and method for verifying transactions using voice print
A system, apparatus, and method for verifying that a consumer seeking to conduct a transaction with a merchant is authorized to use an associated account. An...
Method, apparatus, and network system for displaying security identifier
The present disclosure discloses a method, an apparatus, and a network system for displaying a security identifier on a page. The method includes: receiving a...
Authentication on mobile device using two-dimensional code
A two-dimensional code generated from encrypted original authentication data can be displayed on an authentication device. The code is read and decrypted by an...
Adaptive secondary authentication criteria based on account data
An authentication challenge system for performing secondary authentication for an account associated with an online store is described. In one embodiment, the...
System and method for customer video authentication to prevent identity
A system for pre-authenticating a magnetic stripped card or smart card holder for a non-checking account transaction at the point-of-sale that includes a...
Transaction processing using a global unique identifier
A Globally Unique IDentifier (GUID) is used to match an authorization request with an authorization response for a transaction between a merchant and a consumer...
Systems and methods for correction of information in card-not-present
In one aspect, a method for processing a card-not-present account-on-file transaction is provided. The transaction involves a cardholder using payment card...
Secure authentication and payment system
The present invention provides a service for allowing secure financial transactions to be carried out, the service involving authenticating a user's identity...