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1634 results about "Information type" patented technology

Information type. . An information type is a specific category of information (e.g., privacy, medical, proprietary, financial, investigative, contractor sensitive, security management) defined by an organization or, in some instances, by a specific law, Executive Order, directive, policy, or regulation.

Method and apparatus for the management of data files

The present invention provides a network system for storage of medical records. The records are stored in a database on a server. Each record includes two main parts, namely a collection of data elements containing information of medical nature for the certain individual, and a plurality of pointers providing addresses or remote locations where reside other medical data for that particular individual. Each record also includes a data element indicative of the basic type of medical data found at the location pointed to by a particular pointer. This arrangement permits a client workstation to download the record along with the set of pointers which link the client to the remotely stored files. The identification of the basic type of information that each pointer points to allows the physician to select the ones of interest and thus avoid downloading massive amounts of data where only part of that data is needed at that time. In addition, this record structure allows statistical queries to be effected without the necessity of accessing the data behind the pointers. For instance, a query can be built based on keys, one of which is the type of data that a pointer points to. The query can thus be performed solely on the basis of the pointers and the remaining information held in the record.

Natural language interface using constrained intermediate dictionary of results

A method for processing a natural language input provided by a user includes: providing a natural language query input to the user; performing, based on the input, a search of one or more language-based databases; providing, through a user interface, a result of the search to the user; identifying, for the one or more language-based databases, a finite number of database objects; and determining a plurality of combinations of the finite number of database objects. The one or more language-based databases include at least one metadata database including at least one of a group of information types including case information, keywords, information models, and database values.

Methods and systems for managing data

Systems and methods for managing data, such as metadata. In one exemplary method, metadata from files created by several different software applications are captured, and the captured metadata is searched. The type of information in metadata for one type of file differs from the type of information in metadata for another type of file. Other methods are described and data processing systems and machine readable media are also described.

Input device and electronic device using the input device

The present invention related to an input device including: an image display unit (30) that displays information; a touch panel (15) with which a user performs input operation of information by touching a portion corresponding to the position at which the information of the image display unit is displayed; a vibration generation device (71) disposed in the image display unit and feeds back, to the user, various kinds of sense of touch in accordance with the type of the information through the touch panel; and a vibration control circuit (73) for allowing the vibration generation device to generate various forms of vibrations in accordance with the type of the information. The vibration generation device is a bimorph piezoelectric actuator. Each of first and second actuator units has multi-layered piezoelectric elements (63). By this way, it is possible to provide an input / output device capable of surely realizing a feedback to user's input operation performed in accordance with the type of information through the sense of touch when the user performs an input operation of information to a touch panel using the sense of touch.

System and method for using product identifiers

A novel method for using product identifiers includes capturing a product identifier identifying a product, selecting one of a plurality of queries, transmitting the product identifier and the selected query to a data provider, and receiving a response to the selected query from the data provider. The method is performed on a personal data device (e.g., a camera phone, PDA, tablet PC et.), which includes a network interface, a scanner operative to capture the product identifier, a user interface operative to receive the query selection, and an application program interface operative to associate the product identifier and the selected query, transmit the product identifier and the selected query to the data provider via the network interface, and to receive the response to the identifier and query from the data provider via the network interface. A method for the data providers to use the product identifiers is also disclosed, and includes receiving a request from a consumer including a unique product identifier and data indicative of the type of information requested, retrieving the type of requested information associated with the particular product from a database, and transmitting the retrieved information to the consumer. The data provider includes a database associating the product identifiers with information corresponding thereto, and means for the providing the associated information to the requesting consumer.

Method and device for managing security in a computer network

Method and device for managing security in a computer network include algorithms of iterative intelligence growth, iterative evolution, and evolution pathways; sub-algorithms of information type identifier, conspiracy detection, media scanner, privilege isolation analysis, user risk management and foreign entities management; and modules of security behavior, creativity, artificial threat, automated growth guidance, response / generic parser, security review module and monitoring interaction system. Applications include malware predictive tracking, clandestine machine intelligence retribution through covert operations in cyberspace, logically inferred zero-database a-priori realtime defense, critical infrastructure protection & retribution through cloud & tiered information security, and critical thinking memory & perception.

Conference system including automated equipment setup

A conference system leveraging radio frequency communication standards for initiating a conference and controlling conference room presets. The system comprises a processor, a memory, a data storage device, a display, and at least one communication interface configured to enable communications with a remote server and one or more RF beacons, wherein the one or more RF beacons are configured for periodically broadcasting a beacon ID. The system further comprises a program of instructions stored in the memory and executable in the processor, the program of instructions being operable to: receive from at least one of the one or more RF beacons the beacon ID, estimate a distance to the at least one of the one or more RF beacons according to a detected signal strength of the RF beacon broadcast, determine a location based on the distance to the at least one of the one or more RF beacons, accept information defining a conference type from a plurality of conference types, each conference type being associated with preset resources, display at least one preset parameter associated with the conference type, receive preset information including a start time, an end time, and one or more settings for a preset resource, automatically associate the preset information with at least one preset resource based on the determined location and the conference type, and send to the associated preset resources at least one control command comprising the one or more settings in response to the start time.

Customizable flip and browse overlays in an interactive television system

Systems and methods are provided for customizing the display of interactive television overlays. A condition related to the display of an overlay on top of video for a television channel may be defined for each of a plurality of television channels. A default set of information types for an interactive television overlay (e.g., a FLIP overlay, a BROWSE overlay, etc.) may be defined for the plurality of television channels. When the overlay is displayed on top of video for a given television channel of the plurality of television channels, the overlay may include information of the default set of information types. One or more television channels of the plurality of television channels may be identified as channels for which the default set of information types does not apply (e.g., channels for which the overlay is not displayed or for which a custom set of information types is defined).

Method of cache management to dynamically update information-type dependent cache policies

A set associative cache includes a cache controller, a directory, and an array including at least one congruence class containing a plurality of sets. The plurality of sets are partitioned into multiple groups according to which of a plurality of information types each set can store. The sets are partitioned so that at least two of the groups include the same set and at least one of the sets can store fewer than all of the information types. To optimize cache operation, the cache controller dynamically modifies a cache policy of a first group while retaining a cache policy of a second group, thus permitting the operation of the cache to be individually optimized for different information types. The dynamic modification of cache policy can be performed in response to either a hardware-generated or software-generated input.

User interface for tax-return preparation

A method is implementable in an electronic system coupled to an electronic device, which is, in turn, coupled to a display device. A web page displayable on the display device is served to the electronic device. The displayed web page includes a user interface, which, in turn, includes a frame and at least one stile defining a plurality of panes within the frame. In a first one of the panes, at least one field into which a tax-data provider can input tax data is displayed. In a second one of the panes, information of a first type of a plurality of information types operable to assist the provider in performing a first operation of a set of operations using the user interface is displayed. Input tax data is received from the electronic device.

Wireless communication system, associated methods and data structures

A wireless communication device, and a wireless communication system and a method of beamforming is presented. The wireless communication system and / or device includes a beamformee unit, a beamformer unit and two or more antennas to transmit the data unit and the protocol data unit according to the beamformee and the beamformer units, respectively. The beamformee conveys feedback information by a data unit in one of the feedback positions that include an immediate feedback position, an aggregated feedback position and a delayed feedback position. The beamformer unit generates a protocol data unit including a control field that includes one of the feedback request information types which is selected from a Channel State Information or uncompressed Steering Matrix or compressed Steering Matrix to request feedback from a remote communication device.

Dynamic information object cache approach useful in a vocabulary retrieval system

A concept cache useful in a vocabulary management system stores references to individual information objects that can be retrieved and dynamically assembled into electronic documents. Information objects are organized in one or more hierarchical trees, and references to nodes in the trees are cached. A query processor receives a cache query from a delivery engine that is attempting to dynamically construct an electronic document with content that matches the query. For example, a common Web site query contains a concept and an information type. The cache is searched to identify one or more rows that match the query concept and the query information type. An intersection of the rows is determined, yielding a result set of rows. Index pointers in the rows of the result set lead to stored information objects, which are passed to the delivery engine. The delivery engine assembles the electronic document using the information objects. Unlike past approaches that cache static pages, rapid delivery of dynamic pages is facilitated. Vocabularies and relationships are cached with their references to other objects, as needed, facilitating speed of execution of both the logic of constructing a document and in finding the appropriate cached version of an information object.

Data conversion environment

Converting data from a first format to a second format may be used to merge two databases having different formatting. Conversion maps may be defined for pairs of formats and may be used to convert data between the pair of formats. Data may further be transformed from one information type or format into another information type or format. In one example, a first format may allow storage of a social security number while a second format might not. Thus, a social security number stored in the first format may be converted to an employee number for storage in the second format. Collisions between pieces of data may be detected and managed by generating an identifier for the pieces of data (e.g., data records) and merging the pieces of data into a single piece or portion of data (e.g., a single data record) corresponding to the assigned identifier.

Techniques for forming electronic documents comprising multiple information types

Techniques for forming electronic documents include storing a plurality of information types for describing how information is used. Also, a plurality of document types is stored. Each document type includes a unique set of information types. A plurality of units of information is also stored. Each unit of information is associated with an information type. A document is produced based on a particular document type having a particular set of information types, and based on a first set of units of information. Each unit of information of the first set is associated with a corresponding information type in the particular set of information types. This invention allows content to be associated with a particular use, through the information type, so that the content can be incorporated in all documents where such usage is desired. This invention also allows the enterprise to control the method of generating and presenting a particular content or information object based on its use and its temporal data, e.g., how often it is refreshed. Such control is employed in predictive caching technologies. Further, the system can allow and reference which documents or info types point to other documents or info types, thereby enabling the system to replace all affected objects and pointers when changes occur, and facilitating caching all objects that are affected by a change.

Automatic online form filling using semantic inference

A machine learning based automated online form-filling technique provides for automatically completing user input controls based on previously stored information. An associative parser is used to identify and associate characteristics related to form controls with the corresponding form controls. The characteristics of the user input controls are input into a machine learning based semantic inference engine that was trained for the purpose of identifying the type of information that is supposed to be input into various user input controls. The semantic inference engine operates to label the controls in a manner that describes the meaning of the control, i.e., the type of information that should be automatically input into the corresponding controls. Consequently, the user input controls can be automatically filled in with previously stored user profile information associated with the corresponding labels.
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