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FRAUDULENT ACTIVITY DETECTION AT A BARCODE SCANNER BY VERIFYING VISUAL SIGNATURES. June 27, 2019: US20190197560-A1

System and method for detecting a fraudulent activity at a barcode scanner is disclosed. The method issues an alert when the fraudulent activity is confirmed by comparing the visual signature of the item being transacted over the checkout terminal to the model visual signature. The model visual sign ...


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ENCODING DEVICE, DECODING DEVICE, ENCODING METHOD, AND DECODING METHOD FOR CODING EFFICIENCY. KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, June 27, 2019: US20190200019-A1

According to an embodiment, an encoding device includes a deriving unit and an encoding unit. The deriving unit is configured to derive a first reference value based on fixed point precision representing roughness of a weighting factor that is used for multiplying a reference image. The encoding uni ...


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BATTERY. PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, June 27, 2019: US20190198922-A1

A battery includes a first positive electrode collector, a first negative electrode collector, a first power generating element, a second power generating element, and a first insulating part. The first and second power generating elements each include a positive electrode active material-containing ...


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ELECTROLYTE ADDITIVE AND LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY COMPRISING SAME. June 27, 2019: US20190198924-A1

The present invention may provide an electrolyte additive comprising a lithium compound for film formation and a salt of an anion, derived from a nitrogen-atom-containing compound, with Cs+ or Rb+. The present invention also provides a non-aqueous electrolyte comprising a lithium salt, a non-aqueous ...


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METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AUTOMATIC INTRINSIC CAMERA CALIBRATION USING IMAGES OF A PLANAR CALIBRATION PATTERN. June 27, 2019: US20190197732-A1

The present disclosure relates to a high precision method, model, and apparatus for calibrating the intrinsic camera parameter values of one or more intrinsic parameters of a camera. The intrinsic parameters include focal lengths, skew, optical center, and radial distortion coefficients. The practic ...


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DEVICE TEMPERATURE REGULATOR. June 27, 2019: US20190198954-A1

A device temperature regulator is provided with a device heat exchanger that functions as an evaporator at the time of cooling a temperature regulation target device and that functions as a heat radiator at the time of warming up the temperature regulation target device, and a condenser that condens ...


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SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR LOCATING A TRACKING DEVICE. June 27, 2019: US20190200165-A1

The principles described herein provide methods and systems for locating a tracking device. In particular, one disclosed method includes associating a user with a tracking device, receiving an indication that the tracking device is lost, setting a flag indicating that the tracking device is lost, re ...


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COLLECTION OF CROWD-SOURCED ACCESS POINT DATA FOR 5G OR OTHER NEXT GENERATION NETWORK. June 27, 2019: US20190200254-A1

Collection of crowd-sourced access point quality and selection data for intelligent network selection can be utilized by mobile devices to self-learn and optimize access point device selection. A cloud-based application can be utilized in conjunction with the mobile device to build a database of acc ...


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DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING WORKING STATE CHANGE OF SMALL CELL. Sony Corporation, June 27, 2019: US20190200346-A1

A device and method controlling working state change of a small cell and a base station including the device. The device includes: an information acquiring unit that acquires interference between a small cell to be controlled and an adjacent small cell and/or load of the small cell to be controlled; ...


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TARGET SUPPLY APPARATUS. Gigaphoton, June 27, 2019: US20190200443-A1

A target supply apparatus according to one aspect of the present disclosure includes a nozzle configured to output a target, a plurality of vibrators including a first vibrator configured to vibrate the nozzle, a detection unit configured to detect a change in state of the target having been output ...