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 Location based helpme  requesting and receiving assistance patent thumbnailLocation based helpme requesting and receiving assistance
A location based helpme app. Users can find people who can help in their neighborhood or other designated geographic area.

 Rapid start up  electronic equipment patent thumbnailRapid start up electronic equipment
The present invention relates to the field of electronic equipment, more particularly, to a rapid start up method for the electronic equipment, by using generating and storing the memory image in the non-volatile memory of the electronic equipment and calling the memory image to operate with recovery of the memory data and device status, complete the electronic equipment reboot, i.e., when the android-based electronic equipment reboot, there is no need to start kernel according to the normal start up mode firstly and call service manager and services in turn and use zygote to create operating environment, so as to complete reboot, and then improve start up speed and user experience.. .
Amlogic (shanghai), Inc.


 Computer-implemented  executing android apps natively on any environment patent thumbnailComputer-implemented executing android apps natively on any environment
A computer-implemented method and system for executing android apps natively on any environment. The computer-implemented method includes converting one or more android applications to a binary format of other applications in the host operating system, wherein the android applications are in one of a source format and a binary format.
Mechdome, Inc.


 Method for forming a virtual environment in an operating system of a computer patent thumbnailMethod for forming a virtual environment in an operating system of a computer
A method for forming a virtual environment in an operating system of a computer, particularly in the “android” operating system, wherein the operating system is provided for the purpose of providing, for each piece of application software executed under the operating system, a separate area that is isolated from the respective areas for other application software. The virtual environment is formed by a virtualization program that is executed in one of the separate areas of the operating system, and an application program is executed in the virtualization program in a manner partially or completely isolated from the operating system..
Backes Srt Gmbh


 Apparatus and  monitoring android platform-based application patent thumbnailApparatus and monitoring android platform-based application
An apparatus and method for monitoring an android platform-based application. The apparatus for monitoring an android platform-based application includes a code list acquisition unit for acquiring a code list of multiple pieces of application code corresponding to applications using an android-based application package file, a target setting unit for setting at least one piece of target code to be monitored among the multiple pieces of application code, based on the code list, an execution information collection unit for collecting at least one piece of code execution information corresponding to the at least one piece of target code from an android terminal, and a monitoring information provision unit for generating and providing application monitoring information required in order to perform at least one of detection of malicious code execution and analysis of application behavior, based on the at least one piece of code execution information..
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute


 Wireless musical instrument tuner patent thumbnailWireless musical instrument tuner
A computerized system, method and device for assisting in the tuning of a musical instrument to a user identified reference pitch comprising, a vibration sensor attachable to a musical instrument wirelessly connected to a computer device such as an iphone, android tablet, windows phone, or other such smart devices (sd) having a display screen and software for receiving vibration data and computing and displaying the difference between the user input pitch and the instrument vibration frequency computed from the vibration data as, sharp, flat, or in tune, to tune the instrument. The system further provides a choice of either an audio or vibration alert signals for directing the user to increase or decrease the tone of the musical instrument matching the reference pitch enabling even visually impaired musicians who may not be able to visualize the data on a touch screen display of the smart device, to tune their instruments..

 Inter-process communication method based on application layer of android and basic application communication system patent thumbnailInter-process communication method based on application layer of android and basic application communication system
Disclosed in the present invention are an inter-process communication method based on an application layer of android and a basic application communication system. In accordance with a client/server communication mode, frame encapsulation applications for the mutual communication between system-level applications and user applications are created and virtualized as a client side; a daemon process ipc service is created and virtualized as a server side; registration and binding of the ipc service are completed through the applications, so as to achieve mutual communication among every application.
Shenzhen Chuangwei-rgb Electronic Co., Ltd


 Method and device for indexing external sd card patent thumbnailMethod and device for indexing external sd card
A method for indexing an external sd card. The method comprises: acquiring a mount path list; determining whether or not a filter criterion is satisfied by each mount path in the mount path list, if the criterion is satisfied, then splitting with spaces a current mount path into multiple paths, determining whether or not each path contains a preset string, and if yes, then recording the current path as a suspected external sd card path; and, determining whether or not a final external sd card path is in the suspected external sd card path recorded, if yes, then a final external sd card is found, and if not, then no final external sd card is found.
Feitian Technologies Co., Ltd.


 Multimedia playing method and apparatus based on android system patent thumbnailMultimedia playing method and apparatus based on android system
The present disclosure provides a multimedia playing method and apparatus. The multimedia playing method includes: loading a source file and parsing a file header of the source file in order to determine whether the source file is a predefined format file, wherein the predefined format file includes menu information, and the menu information further includes default start menu information, at least two titles, at least one button for selecting a corresponding title and data for indicating the corresponding relations between the buttons and the titles; if the source file is a predefined format file, storing the menu information, and obtaining the default start menu information; extracting and playing the corresponding data of the current title..
Autochips Inc.


 Calibration of virtual height speakers using programmable portable devices patent thumbnailCalibration of virtual height speakers using programmable portable devices
At least part of a speaker calibration process, such as a process of adjusting the gain of a top-firing speaker a virtual height speaker system to compensate for ceiling height and/or ceiling acoustic reflectivity, maybe done using a mobile device (a smart phone, a tablet, etc.) running a mobile device application on a mobile operating system (ios, android, etc.). An un-calibrated or minimally calibrated microphone, of the type typically found in mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets, may be used to provide input for such speaker calibration processes..
Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation


Digital marketplace for casino applications

The invention comprises an application marketplace intended to aggregate real-money casino applications for android, ios, windows mobile, and any other suitable mobile ecosystem. The marketplace moderates and manages promotions for specific casino applications.
Betcade Llc

Canvas element rendering method and apparatus implemented on android system based on gpu

Embodiments of the disclosure are directed to html5 canvas element rendering methods implemented on an android system based on gpu hardware. The methods may include after a rendering operation instruction for a canvas element in an html5 web page is detected and an initialization operation is completed, converting an invoking instruction for a 2d canvas drawing api into an invoking instruction for an opengl es api through a skia gpu function library; setting egl context created during the initialization operation as a current context of a thread where a rendering operation is located; rendering the canvas element in an off-screen local window created during the initialization operation by using the gpu; and copying the rendered canvas element to a current active window of a device from the off-screen local window by using a mapping operation function of the gpu.
Guangzhou Ucweg Computer Tecnology Co., Ltd.

Apparatus with twistable electronics dock and rotatable connecting port having a plurality of heads

The present invention relates to an apparatus such as a clock with an electronics dock that is twistable relative to a body and with a rotatable connecting port having a plurality of heads. The body has a top generally lying in a plane, a first face with a display and a second face with a display.

Image mirror display thereof

An image mirror display method for an android data processing system is provided. The method includes: executing a pre-stored virtual display screen record procedure by an android shell user privilege for obtaining images displayed on a virtual display of the android data processing system, wherein the images displayed on the virtual display are the same as current images displayed on an internal display of the android data processing system; processing and storing the images displayed on the virtual display of the android data processing system; and sending the stored images displayed on the virtual display of the android data processing system to an external display device via a communication channel, wherein the android data processing system and the external display device are coupled via the communication channel..
Sunplus Technology Co., Ltd.

Method and processes for securely autofilling data fields in a software application

The present invention gives the methods and processes for automatically servicing user driven requests to find placeholder fields, fill them in with relevant data in a secure manner and securely communicating the data related thereto to the appropriate android™ device and/or application. More particularly, it relates to the methods and processes for authenticated users to automatically obtain and use the correct filled-in data that allows them to access or use any of a multiple number of android™ applications and/or services at any time..
Mcafee Inc.

Android-based mobile equipment security protection method, and device

The present invention discloses a method and device for the security protection of android-based mobile equipment, the method comprising: parsing a short message received at the framework layer of a mobile equipment; determining, on the basis of the parsing result, whether contents of the short message comprise a security protection instruction; if the contents of the short message comprise the security protection instruction, providing the contents of the short message to a mobile equipment protection application of the application layer; if the contents of the short message do not comprise the security protection instruction, then proceeding to send a broadcast corresponding to the short message; wherein the mobile equipment protection application is a built-in system application, and when the sender of the short message is a predetermined object, the mobile equipment protection application performs a corresponding security protection operation according to the security protection instruction comprised in the contents of the short message.. .
Qizhi Software (beijing) Company Limited

Method for certifying android client application by local service unit

The present invention provides a method for certifying an android client application by a local service program. In the method, a client application is signed to generate a certification information file; when the client application is run in an android system, the certification information file is certified by a local service program, and the client application can normally use services provided by the local service program as long as the certification is successful.
Beijing Senselock Software Technology Co., Ltd.

System and fast restarting of user apps

A system and method for fast restart of user apps on a user device. A host system hosts classes and resources of the user app, and a service app host application on the host system deploys an initial instance of the user app on the user device that includes additional instrumentation for enabling the user app to be quickly restarted on the user device with a set of changed classes and/or changed resources that comprise the latest version of the user app during development of the user app.
Zeroturnaround As

Wifi zapper smart phone application

A method and system for disabling traffic from a specific device or devices on a wifi network via a remote script or other action. In one embodiment, the method is implemented as an application that executes on a device such as a smart phone (e.g., ios iphone, android operating system device) or tablet (e.g., ipad)..
Wifizapper, Inc.

Method and system for fast inspection of android malwares

Provided is a system for conducting the fast inspection of android malwares, the system including a processor configured to compute the similarity between the signature for a given target application and one of signatures stored in a database, and a determiner configured to determine whether the target application is a malware based on the computed similarity, wherein the system relates to the technology for examining whether a certain android application, which can be downloaded via a uniform resource locator (url), is malicious by examining how similar the application is with the malwares and normal applications verified earlier.. .
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

Virus protection

The present invention discloses a virus protection method and device. The virus protection method comprises: when an android operating system needs to install an application, transmitting identification information of the application that needs to be installed from a framework layer to an application layer; at the application layer, activating a virus scanner application on the basis of the identification information of the application to allow the virus scanner application to run a virus scan on the application; acquiring a scan result of the virus scan, issuing a notification to the framework layer of whether or not to execute an installation operation for the application on the basis of the scan result; and at the framework layer, either executing the installation operation for the application or rejecting to execute the installation operation for the application on the basis of the notification..
Qizhi Soetware (beijing) Company Limited

Method for deleting email and terminal device

The present disclosure provides a method for deleting an email from a terminal device running android system. The method includes: acquiring sliding trace information of a touch point; acquiring, if a sliding operation of the touch point meets a pre-determined condition, initial coordinates of the control in a first layout file of an email interface where the touch point is located, target coordinates of a deletion button in a second layout file, and a preset interface shift threshold; shifting, according to the interface shift threshold, the initial coordinates of the control in a preset direction, and shifting, according to the interface shift threshold and a width value of the deletion button, the deletion button in a preset direction to the target coordinates of the deletion button; and deleting the email when a touch point is detected in a deletion button region of the email interface..
Hisense Mobile Communications Technology Co., Ltd.

Method and adding icon to interface of android system, and mobile terminal

A method for adding an icon to an interface of an android system, where the android system has n interfaces, includes: a. Obtaining add command information; b.
Huawei Device Co.,ltd.

Method to modify android application life cycle to control its execution in a containerized workspace environment

Methods, devices, and systems are described to modify the life cycle of a google android® application, in its application manifest file and byte code, such that the execution of the application can be controlled via policies and security governed by a workspace application installed on an android-based device. Dummy wrapper classes are inserted into the byte code for network and i/o system calls that call security code before calling the original classes..
Oracle International Corporation

System and reloading constructors

A system and method for reloading constructors of existing classes of a user application (user app) running on a user device is disclosed. A service module application running on a host system detects changes to the classes, stores and assigns an identifier for each constructor of each changed class and associated original class, creates a set of transformed classes for the original classes and helper classes for the changed classes using the identifiers, and sends the transformed classes and the helper classes to the user device for loading by the user app to accomplish the reloading of the constructors.
Zeroturnaround As

Android bound service camera initialization

A mobile device includes a camera, a user interface system, and a processor communicatively coupled to the camera and the user interface system. The processor is typically configured for running a first application.
Hand Held Products, Inc.



Android topics:
  • Smartphone
  • Operating System
  • Blackberry
  • Smart Phone
  • Touch Screen
  • Operating Systems
  • Mobile Phone
  • Computing Device
  • Display Panel
  • Form Factor
  • Docking Station
  • Data Processing
  • Digital Camera
  • Computer Program
  • Capacitive Touch Screen


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