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 Location-based order recommendations patent thumbnailnew patent Location-based order recommendations
In one implementation, a computer-implemented method includes receiving location information that identifies, at least, a current location of a mobile computing device that is associated with a user; accessing order history information for the user; identifying candidate providers based on the current location of the mobile computing device; determining one or more confidence values that indicate extents to which the user is likely to be interested in ordering one or more of food items from one or more of the candidate providers; selecting a food suggestion to be fulfilled by a particular candidate provider and provided to the user based, at least in part, on the one or more confidence values; and providing, to the mobile computing device, a notification of the food suggestion that suggests the user place an order with the particular candidate provider.. .
Accenture Global Services Limited


 Mobile application volatility management for situational applications patent thumbnailnew patent Mobile application volatility management for situational applications
A method for managing situational mobile applications of high volatility in a mobile computing device includes first defining a policy specifying under which context a mobile application is to remain installed in a mobile computing device. Thereafter, the policy is loaded into memory of the device and a geolocation is determined for the device.
International Business Machines Corporation


 Mobile computing weight, diet, nutrition, and exercise management system with enhanced feedback and goal achieving functionality patent thumbnailnew patent Mobile computing weight, diet, nutrition, and exercise management system with enhanced feedback and goal achieving functionality
An illustrative mobile computing device executing weight, nutrition, health, behavior and exercise application software serves as a simulated combination personal trainer and dietician/nutritionist for the user using comprehensive databases storing personalized health, nutrition and exercise information. A mobile computing device, such as a smartphone, executing such software monitors, tracks and/or adjusts caloric intake, energy expenditure taking into account nutritional information and behavioral factors.

 Intelligent delivery queuing patent thumbnailnew patent Intelligent delivery queuing
In one implementation, a computer-implemented method includes receiving, from a mobile computing device, a food order that specifies one or more items to be fulfilled by a particular provider; determining a current location of the mobile computing device; identifying a location of the particular provider; determining an estimated time of arrival for the user; identifying one or more fulfillment time periods for the food order; determining, based, at least in part, on (i) the estimated time of arrival and (ii) the one or more fulfillment time periods, one or more future times at which the particular provider is to begin preparing the one or more items; generating food order instructions for the particular provider based, at least in part, on (i) the food order and (ii) the one or more future times; and providing the food order instructions to a provider computer system.. .
Accenture Global Services Limited


 Provisioning a mobile device with a code generation key to enable generation of one-time passcodes patent thumbnailnew patent Provisioning a mobile device with a code generation key to enable generation of one-time passcodes
Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for provisioning a mobile device with a code generation key to enable generation of one-time passcodes are presented. In some embodiments, a computer system may receive, from a mobile computing device associated with a customer of a financial institution, a request to register a passcode generator on the mobile computing device.
Bank Of America Corporation


 Courier management patent thumbnailnew patent Courier management
Disclosed are various embodiments for courier management. For example, in one embodiment, a courier application is executed on a mobile computing device to retrieve a list of stops associated with a courier from a computing device over a network.
Amazon Technologies, Inc.


 System and  inventory management patent thumbnailnew patent System and inventory management
Disclosed is a system and method for inventory management of a retail store. The system includes a means to communicate with mobile computing devices of customers.
Wal-mart Stores, Inc.


 System and  inventory management patent thumbnailnew patent System and inventory management
Disclosed is a system and method for using photos of the interior of a retail store to update an inventory database. The inventory management system receives a data capture from a mobile computing device carried by a customer of a retail store.
Wal-mart Stores, Inc.


 Enforcing persistency for battery-backed mobile devices patent thumbnailnew patent Enforcing persistency for battery-backed mobile devices
In one implementation, a computer-implemented method can include receiving, at a driver running on a mobile computing device with a local power source, a command from an application for an allocation of volatile memory; allocating, by the driver, memory from a pool of volatile memory for the application; storing data in the allocated memory; detecting, by the driver, that a particular situation currently exists on the mobile computing device that will cause the data to be lost; and performing, by the driver, an operation with regard to the memory and the data that will cause the data to be preserved following a conclusion of the particular situation.. .
Nutech Ventures


 Techniques for simulated physical interaction between users via their mobile computing devices patent thumbnailnew patent Techniques for simulated physical interaction between users via their mobile computing devices
Computer-implemented techniques include receiving, at a first mobile computing device having one or more processors, a first input signal from a first set of pressure sensors associated with the first mobile computing device, the first input signal having been generated by the first set of pressure sensors in response to a first force applied by a first user. The techniques also include transmitting, from the first mobile computing device to a second mobile computing device, the first input signal, wherein receipt of the first input signal causes the second mobile computing device to generate and output a first output signal based on the first input signal, and wherein the output of the first output signal causes a first set of haptic actuators associated with the second mobile computing device to generate a second force to be felt by a second user..
Google Inc.


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Methods and apparatuses for transdermal electrical stimulation

Methods and apparatuses for transdermal electrical stimulation. Described herein are single-use or limited-use tes apparatuses and methods of using them that include an integrated (e.g., flex-circuit) electrode assembly and controller apparatus including a waveform generator and power supply.

Mobile application acceleration via fine-grain offloading to cloud computing infrastructures

Apparatuses, methods and storage media associated with offloading aspects of processing of mobile devices are disclosed. In embodiments, a mobile computing device may comprise one or more processors; memory coupled with the one or more processors; and a shim layer to compressively replicate memory blocks of the memory to a cloud server, compressively offload invocations of object methods of objects resident in a memory block of the memory to the cloud server, and to receive execution results of the invoked object methods.
Intel Corporation

Method for communicating data between an nfc-enabled device on a vehicle and a driver identification device

A method for communicating data between a vehicle and a mobile computing device includes locating at least one nfc-enabled device on the vehicle. Vehicle user data is wirelessly transferred between the nfc-enabled device and the mobile computing device.
Itire, Llc

Wireless mobile payment device

Disclosed are a server, devices and uses therefor for implementing wireless mobile payment. One embodiment of a server includes a processor and a storage medium.
Alibaba Group Holding Limited

Single-handed approach for navigation of application tiles using panning and zooming

Unique interactive systems and methods that facilitate single-handed navigation and interaction with applications within a display space on any type of mobile computing device are provided. Embodiments include or employ scalable application tiles corresponding to applications, whereby the application tiles can provide or indicate the current state of the corresponding application.
Apple Inc.

Wireless control mobile hydraulic stages

A deployable mobile stage system including a remote mobile computing device which acts as a controller. The mobile computing device can be any basic personal computing device such as a smart phone, tablet computer, laptop, or proprietary control unit.
Progressive Products, Inc.

System and a portable eye examination camera

A system and method for a portable eye examination camera is described herein. The system and method may include: a light source disposed within said portable camera at a set distance away from an eye of a patient; a first lens within said portable camera for focusing the light from said light source onto a retina of the eye and providing a wide field retinal image; a second lens for receiving said retinal image and causing a magnification of said retinal image; and a digital camera within a mobile computing device for recording said retinal image.

Cooking apparatus and method

The present invention relates to a cooking apparatus and method for cooking a food item using a cooking apparatus, the method characterised by the steps of: using transmission means of a remote computing device to send cooking control data to receiving means of the cooking apparatus when the transmission means is positioned near or adjacent to the receiving means, and operating a processor means of the cooking apparatus to process the cooking control data when received to perform a cooking process to cook a food item placed in a cooking cavity of the cooking apparatus. The present invention provides an oven that receives cooking control data or information from a remote mobile computing device, such as a smart phone or other portable hand-held, device.

Systems and methods for calibrating emitted light to satisfy criterion for reflected light

Disclosed is a computing device that may obtain data indicative of light reflected from a surface and sensed by a light sensor of a mobile computing device. In various embodiments, the reflected light may be created from light emitted by a lighting unit, and the computing device may determine that, based on the data representing one or more properties of the reflected light, a property of the reflected light fails to satisfy a lighting property criterion.
Philips Lighting Holding B.v.

Light source module with adjustable diffusion

A light source module includes an array of illumination elements and a light diffusing material. The light source module is configured to receive a control signal for adjusting diffusion of light emitted from the light source module and in response adjust the amount of diffusion of light emitted from the light source module.
Apple Inc.

Range of focus in an augmented reality application

A computer-implemented augmented reality method includes receiving one or more indications, entered on a mobile computing device by a user of the mobile computing device, of a distance range for determining items to display with an augmented reality application, the distance range representing geographic distance from a base point where the mobile computing device is located. The method also includes selecting, from items in a computer database, one or more items that are located within the distance range from the mobile computing device entered by the user, and providing data for representing labels for the selected one or more items on a visual display of the mobile computing device, the labels corresponding to the selected items, and the items corresponding to geographical features that are within the distance range as measure from the mobile computing device..
Google Inc.

Predictively presenting search capabilities

Example techniques and systems may obtain one or more search types associated with a geographic location of a computing device. In one example, a technique may include determining, by a mobile computing device, a geographic location of the mobile computing device and obtaining one or more search types associated with the geographic location.
Google Inc.

Soft head mounted display goggles for use with mobile computing devices

A head mounted display system for use with a mobile computing device, comprises a single-piece main body made entirely of a homogeneous unitary soft and compressible material, the soft main body configured to be worn on a human head and including a retention pocket configured to accept and secure a mobile computing device to the main body, and a lens assembly within the main body comprising at least one lens configured to focus vision of a wearer on a respective area of a display screen of the mobile computing device, such that an image may be viewed through the lens on the display screen.. .
Merge Labs, Inc.

An integrated circuit adapted for mobile communication and related mobile computing device

An integrated circuit (400) adapted for mobile communication is disclosed. The circuit comprises a first device layer formed of a first semiconductor material and having at least a first circuit portion (402); and a second device layer formed of a second semiconductor material different to the first semiconductor material and having at least a second circuit portion (404), wherein the first and second device layers are integrally formed, and the first circuit portion is electrically coupled to the second circuit portion to enable the mobile communication using first and second wireless communication protocols.
Nanyang Technological University

Virtual machine access control

A system is provided and includes a broadcasting device configured to emit a beacon signal over a predefined range and a mobile computing device. The mobile computing device is configured to run a host operating system at any location.
International Business Machines Corporation

System and mapping product locations

Disclosed is a system and method for mapping a retail store. The system collects time stamps and data captures such as barcode scans from a plurality of mobile computing devices, as the mobile computing devices are carried by employees or customers between a plurality of locations in a retail store.
Wal-mart Stores, Inc.

Virtual machine access control

A system is provided and includes a broadcasting device configured to emit a beacon signal over a predefined range and a mobile computing device. The mobile computing device is configured to run a host operating system at any location.
International Business Machines Corporation

Mobile application for wheeled juvenile product

A mobile application runs on a mobile computing device and allows a user thereof to interact with a wheeled juvenile product, such as a stroller. The juvenile product may have a generator for generating electricity from rotation of its wheels.
Thorley Industries Llc

System, post-operative bariatric weight loss performance tracking

A mobile application for a mobile computing device that charts a patient's weight loss after a bariatric surgical procedure compared to a reference curve. By having a reference curve for the patient to conduct a self-comparison, the app can potentially encourage the user to try harder to either meet or beat the average weight loss over time, resulting in improved results for the patient..

Control techniques for utilizing mobile devices in atypical environments

Methods, articles and systems are provided to enable a human user to control particular functions of a processor-based mobile computing device by utilizing hardware actuators of the mobile computing device, such as when touchscreen or other capacitive controls of the computing device may be unreliable or unavailable based on an atypical physical environment or enclosure of the mobile computing device within an external device case. An executing mobile application may assign a first function of the mobile application and/or mobile computing device to a first hardware actuator of the mobile computing device, and assign a set of additional functions of the mobile application and/or mobile computing device to other hardware actuators..
Laso Technologies, Llc

Sealing secret data with a policy that includes a sensor-based constraint

Technologies pertaining to limiting access to secret data through utilization of sensor-based constraints are described herein. A sensor-based constraint is a constraint that can only be satisfied by predefined readings that may be output by at least one sensor on a mobile computing device.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Casino card handling system with game play feed to mobile device

A card game monitor manages play of a game with a video feed of casino table game play. A dealer deals a game using a card-handling device that randomizes and dispenses cards, which may be grouped into sets of hands by the card-handling device.
Bally Gaming, Inc.

Enabling distribution of digital pictures

A mobile computing device configured for enabling distribution of digital pictures is provided. Additionally, a method for enabling distribution of digital pictures and a computer-readable storage medium having computer-executable instructions embodied thereon for enabling distribution of digital pictures are provided..
Mastercard International Incorporated

Beacon based campaign management

A method for transmitting a campaign notification message to a shopper mobile computing device includes receiving a condition set from a computing device corresponding to a user for generating the campaign notification message. The condition set includes a defined campaign type, at least one proximity detection device activated by the user and at least one proximity-based delivery parameter indicating campaign content related to the defined campaign type, wherein the campaign content is associated with a corresponding range of proximities in relation to the activated proximity detection device.
Kellogg Company

Computing device facilitating end user access to functionality of applications not yet installed

A mobile computing device includes a touchscreen display, a transceiver, a non-transitory memory that stores a first native application that is installed at the mobile computing device, and a computing processor. The computer processor executes computer readable instructions that cause the computing processor to execute the first native application that is installed at the mobile computing device.
Quixey, Inc.

Providing application functionality for uninstalled applications

A method is performed at a mobile computing device including a non-transitory memory that stores a first native application that is installed at the mobile computing device and one or more processors. The method includes executing the first native application that is installed at the mobile computing device.
Quixey, Inc.

Method and system for drunk driving prevention

A method and system for remotely monitoring intoxication of a user, including: detecting a vehicle-user interaction; prompting the user to provide a breath sample, in response to detecting the vehicle-user interaction; transmitting a breath sample signal, derived from reception of the breath sample from the user, to a mobile computing device; determining a value of an intoxication metric for the user based upon the breath sample signal; and based upon the value of the intoxication metric, performing an action to deter operation of the vehicle by the user.. .
Khn Solutions, Inc.

Electronic personal golf training system

A personal golf training system that has a smart golf ball and a smart golf club that provide wireless signals to a personal, mobile computing device regarding parameters of the golf club and golf ball that are interpreted algorithmically by a software application. The interpretations (results) are stored and visually displayed on the mobile computing device for the golfer in training.

Routine deviation notification

In one embodiment, a method includes accessing a log associated with a user. The log includes a number of entries that each indicate a geo-location of the user at a particular time of day of a particular day of a week.
Facebook, Inc.

Virtual set-top box device methods and systems

An exemplary method includes virtual set-top box (“stb”) device system receiving a registration request to register a mobile computing device to operate as a virtual stb device, verifying that the mobile computing device is within a predefined vicinity of a dedicated stb device that is located at a user premises, providing, to the mobile computing device, a virtual stb key for use by the mobile computing device to operate as the virtual stb device by leveraging access rights of an end-user account of a media content distribution service to access the media content distributed by way of the media content distribution service, and facilitating sharing of the virtual stb key with a media content processing device for use by the media content processing device to access the media content distributed by way of the media content distribution service. Corresponding systems and methods are also described..
Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.

Disambiguating input based on context

In one implementation, a computer-implemented method includes receiving, at a mobile computing device, ambiguous user input that indicates more than one of a plurality of commands; and determining a current context associated with the mobile computing device that indicates where the mobile computing device is currently located. The method can further include disambiguating the ambiguous user input by selecting a command from the plurality of commands based on the current context associated with the mobile computing device; and causing output associated with performance of the selected command to be provided by the mobile computing device..
Google Inc.

Method using a mobile computing device to improve bluetooth anti-lost reminder in precise positioning and remindering

Systems and methods for precise location and tracking of a bag, wallet or luggage body. The system having a bag, wallet or luggage body having an anti-lost communication device attached to the bag, wallet or luggage body, the anti-lost communication device comprising a wireless communication device; and an application on a mobile computing device in communication with the wireless communication device, wherein the application issues a reminder on the mobile computing device when it determines the wireless communication device is a predetermined distance from the mobile computing device or the wireless communication device has lost communication with the mobile computing device..

Collection of information using contactless devices in combination with mobile computing devices

An approach for collecting information in a facility including a plurality of users, wherein each of the plurality of users includes at least one contact-less device for accessing the facility, wherein the contact-less device stores an identifier, and at least one of the plurality of users includes a wireless computing device, is provided. The approach broadcasts an interrogation signal by a selected wireless computing device from at least one of the plurality of users.
International Business Machines Corporation

Methods for submitting a food order remotely

One variation of the method for submitting a food order remotely includes: generating a graphical icon representative of a food item and a customization option for the food item selected by a customer; associating the icon with a payment option; associating the icon with a store location to fulfill the food item; displaying the icon on a display of a mobile computing device; and, in response to receiving a selection of the icon, submitting a food order including the food item, the customization option, and the payment option to the store location.. .
Specialty's Cafe & Bakery, Inc.

Pattern labeling

In one embodiment, a method includes accessing a log associated with a user. The log includes a number of entries that each indicate a geo-location of the user at a particular time of day of a particular day of a week.
Facebook, Inc.

Integrated and intelligent paint management

Methods, systems, and computer readable-medium with instructions for receiving data and providing calculated adjustments to a paint application process can comprise receiving at the server a first operating parameter associated with a first paint processing machine at a first painting facility. The method can also comprise receiving at the server a first quality control measurement from an analysis of a finished first paint product.
Ppg Industries Ohio, Inc.

Enhanced configuration and control of robots

Concepts and technologies are described herein for providing enhanced configuration and control of robots. Configurations disclosed herein augment a mobile computing device, such as a robot, with resources for understanding and navigation of an environment surrounding the computing device.

Portable play-space for engaging users

A portable system is provided for engaging users during play by presenting one or more images provided by a mobile computing device. The system includes a projector configured to visually output the one or more images delivered by the computing device.
All Things Media, Llc

Methods and providing assistance services for large crowds

In one example embodiment, a mobile computing device provides assistance services for visitors at events which involve large crowds and long distances. The mobile computing device may be used to read a unique identifier for a visitor from an identification token for the visitor.
Intel Corporation

Method, system and configuing a chatbot

According to embodiments described in the specification, a method, system and apparatus for configuring a chatbot application are provided. The method includes receiving a plurality of messages from a mobile computing device via a network, and storing the plurality of messages in a memory; identifying a plurality of clusters of related messages among the plurality of messages; presenting the clusters on a display; receiving a selection of one of the clusters, and receiving a class identifier for the selected cluster; retrieving a subset of the related messages corresponding to the selected cluster from the memory; deriving a plurality of attributes defining common characteristics of the subset; and storing the attributes and the class identifier..
Kik Interactive Inc.

Systems and methods for tuning an antenna of a mobile computing device

A system and method for tuning are provided. One system includes at least one antenna, at least one matching network configured to retune the at least one antenna when a peripheral device is coupled to the system and a processor configured to identify the peripheral device when coupled with the system.
Hand Held Products, Inc.



Mobile Computing Device topics:
  • Mobile Computing Device
  • Computing Device
  • Mobile Computing
  • User Interface
  • Tablet Computer
  • Augmented Reality
  • Smartphone
  • Coordinates
  • Information Technology
  • Information Management
  • Asset Management
  • Telematics
  • Communications
  • User Profile
  • Computer System


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