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2004 results about "Ellipse" patented technology

In mathematics, an ellipse is a plane curve surrounding two focal points, such that for all points on the curve, the sum of the two distances to the focal points is a constant. As such, it generalizes a circle, which is the special type of ellipse in which the two focal points are the same. The elongation of an ellipse is measured by its eccentricity e, a number ranging from e = 0 (the limiting case of a circle) to e = 1 (the limiting case of infinite elongation, no longer an ellipse but a parabola).

Determining and/or using location information in an ad system

The usefulness, and consequently the performance, of advertisements are improved by allowing businesses to better target their ads to a responsive audience. Location information is determined (or simply accepted) and used. For example, location information may be used in a relevancy determination of an ad. As another example, location information may be used in an attribute (e.g., position) arbitration. Such location information may be associated with price information, such as a maximum price bid. Such location information may be associated with ad performance information. Ad performance information may be tracked on the basis of location information. The content of an ad creative, and/or of a landing page may be selected and/or modified using location information. Finally, tools, such as user interfaces, may be provided to allow a business to enter and/or modify location information, such as location information used for targeting and location-dependent price information. The location information used to target and/or score ads may be, include, or define an area. The area may be defined by at least one geographic reference point (e.g., defined by latitude and longitude coordinates) and perhaps additional information. Thus, the area may be a circle defined by a geographic reference point and a radius, an ellipse defined by two geographic reference points and a distance sum, or a polygon defined by three or more geographic reference points, for example.

Interactive TV audience estimation and program rating in real-time using multi level tracking methods, systems and program products

An interactive TV content creation tool imports video and other assets, including WebPages, Java script, etc., as a series of resources for interactive TV content creation for real time audience estimation and program ratings. A processing system embeds hyperlinks into one or more objects contained in a program frame as desired. Each hotlink has attributes. These attributes include shape, name, description and Z-order. The hotlink can have one of several shapes, including rectangle, ellipse and parallelogram. The hotlink types are included in an object tree which is displayed in a window to a creator. A hotlink type is selected in the hotlink tree, and a window displays a linked properties tab available for the selected object. There are several link types available; linking to a URL, another interactive TV content file, a video clip, an audio clip, an image, or a tracking action and transaction action. There are different parameters for different actions. One parameter is a tracking script. Another parameter is a tracking flag. The tracking flag can be set to follow different tracking modes. If the "enable global tracking" is chosen, a name/value pair "global=true" will be appended to the tracking script transmitted to the global tracking server through network. If the "enable local tracking" is chosen, a name/value pair "local=true" will be appended to the tracking script. The embedded tracking information can follow three multi-level tracking patterns (MTP): regular program viewing tracking, enhanced program viewing tracking, and per object granularity tracking. The viewer returns the script to a server which calculates audience estimation and program ratings for the interactive TV program.

Method and apparatus for fast elliptic encryption with direct embedding

The present invention takes advantage of a quadratic-only ambiguity for x-coordinates in elliptic curve algebra as a means for encrypting plaintext directly onto elliptic curves. The encrypting of plaintext directly onto elliptic curves is referred to herein as "direct embedding". When performing direct embedding, actual plaintext is embedded as a "+" or "-" x-coordinate. The sender specifies using an extra bit whether + or - is used so that the receiver can decrypt appropriately. In operation their are two public initial x-coordinates such that two points P1+ and P1- lie respectively on two curves E+ and E-. A parcel of text xtext is selected that is no more than q bits in length. The curve (E+ or E-) that contains xtext is determined. A random number r is chosen and used to generate a coordinate xq using the public key of a receiving party. An elliptic add operation is used with the coordinate xq and the parcel of text to generated a message coordinate xm. A clue xc is generated using the random number and the point P from the appropriate curve E±. The sign that holds for xtext is determined and called g. The message coordinate xm, the clue xc, and the sign g are sent as a triple to the receiving party. The receiving party uses the clue xc and its private key to generate coordinate xq. Using the sign g and coordinate xq, the text can be recovered.

Apparatus and method for determining orientation parameters of an elongate object

An apparatus and method employing principles of stereo vision for determining one or more orientation parameters and especially the second and third Euler angles θ, ψ of an elongate object whose tip is contacting a surface at a contact point. The apparatus has a projector mounted on the elongate object for illuminating the surface with a probe radiation in a known pattern from a first point of view and a detector mounted on the elongate object for detecting a scattered portion of the probe radiation returning from the surface to the elongate object from a second point of view. The orientation parameters are determined from a difference between the projected and detected probe radiation such as the difference between the shape of the feature produced by the projected probe radiation and the shape of the feature detected by the detector. The pattern of probe radiation is chosen to provide information for determination of the one or more orientation parameters and can include asymmetric patterns such as lines, ellipses, rectangles, polygons or the symmetric cases including circles, squares and regular polygons. To produce the patterns the projector can use a scanning arrangement or a structured light optic such as a holographic, diffractive, refractive or reflective element and any combinations thereof. The apparatus is suitable for determining the orientation of a jotting implement such as a pen, pencil or stylus.

Method for measuring diameter and straightness accuracy parameters of seamless round steel pipe

The invention relates to a method for measuring the diameter and the straightness accuracy parameters of a seamless round steel pipe. The method includes the steps as follows: accomplishing the calibration of parameters of a multi-linear structured light vision sensor formed by one video camera and multi-line laser projectors; distributing the multi-linear structured light vision sensors on the periphery of the seamless round steel pipe to be tested; respectively controlling the laser projectors to project structured light plane onto the measured section of the seamless round steel pipe by a computer, collecting the images of laser stripes on the surface of the seamless round steel pipe and processing the images of the laser strip by a video camera, and calculating the three-dimensional coordinates of different sections according to a measurement model; determining the elliptical center of each section of the space, realizing the measurement of the straightness accuracy of the seamless round steel pipe and establishing the dynamic and virtual central axis of the seamless round steel pipe; establishing the reference plane of the dynamic and virtual projection of ellipse of the section of the space; and front projecting the ellipse of the section of the space onto the reference plane of the dynamic and virtual projection, and carrying out the operation of circle fitting on the reference plane, thereby obtaining the section circle of the steel pipe. The method can realize the on-line, real-time, automatic and noncontact measurement of the diameter and the straightness accuracy parameters of the seamless round steel pipe.
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