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Date/App# patent app List of recent Mobile Computing Device-related patents
01/28/16
20160029368 
 System and process for location-based information retrieval patent thumbnailSystem and process for location-based information retrieval
Systems, devices and methods are provided for solving technical problems related to communicating between two or more unrelated mobile devices based on location without needing contact information for the unrelated mobile computing devices. In various implementations, the service is adapted to use a common user base for a location-based matching process.
Vioozer Inc.


01/28/16
20160029192 
 Safety water application patent thumbnailSafety water application
Embodiments relate generally to methods and systems for configuring a safety monitor application in a handheld mobile computing device comprising a movement detecting component and a wireless communications subsystem. An example method comprises: downloading the safety monitor application and storing the safety monitor application in a memory of the computing device, obtaining an activation code associated with an online configuration server, activating the safety monitor application using the activation code, retrieving configuration information from the online configuration server based on the activation code and implementing the configuration information to configure operations of the safety monitor application..
South East Water Corporation


01/28/16
20160029002 
 Platform-agnostic video player for mobile computing devices and desktop computers patent thumbnailPlatform-agnostic video player for mobile computing devices and desktop computers
A platform-agnostic video player for mobile computing devices and desktop computers for playback of video and audio files on arbitrary computing devices, including mobile devices, laptop and desktop computers. The platform-agnostic video player for mobile computing devices and desktop computers generally includes a file retrieval component suitable for receiving a video or audio file; a video and audio decoding software component capable of decoding encoded video or audio data into a format suitable for display or playback; a video display and audio playback component; and a user interaction component..

01/28/16
20160028842 
 Methods and systems for a reminder servicer using visual recognition patent thumbnailMethods and systems for a reminder servicer using visual recognition
A downloadable reminder application uses object recognition technology to recognize one or more objects appearing on a display screen of the mobile computing device and matches them to a set of known target objects. The downloadable reminder application process any associated trigger conditions for the target object.
Autonomy Corporation Limited


01/28/16
20160027399 
 Mobile computing device technology and systems and methods utilizing the same patent thumbnailMobile computing device technology and systems and methods utilizing the same
mobile computing device technology and systems and methods using the same are described herein. In particular, mobile computing devices that may serve as a processing component of a disaggregated computing system described, non-integral screens that may be paired with the mobile computing devices, and systems and methods using such devices and screens are described.
Intel Corporation


01/28/16
20160027056 
 Online to offline commerce merchant advertising patent thumbnailOnline to offline commerce merchant advertising
A system for merchant advertising can be utilized to enable merchants to dynamically advertise products and services to consumers based on the consumers' location, time, and/or intent and through the consumer's mobile or non-mobile computing device. Consumers can submit queries for products, services, and/or merchants via various search engine(s), search engine application(s), and/or merchant portal application(s) to indicate intent.

01/28/16
20160026997 
 Mobile communication device with proximity based communication circuitry patent thumbnailMobile communication device with proximity based communication circuitry
A mobile computing device has processors, memory, voice communication circuitry, and communication circuitry configured to receive a request from a server for information to complete an information exchange. The computing device also has a display device configured to display at least one user interface window in response to receiving the request from the server.
Xpresstap, Inc.


01/28/16
20160026560 
 Functional test automation for gesture-based mobile applications patent thumbnailFunctional test automation for gesture-based mobile applications
A method for cloud-based functional testing of a mobile application includes running a functional test program on a server. The functional test program provides a graphical user interface (gui) that allows a user to select a mobile application and a mobile computing device having a touch-sensitive display screen for receiving user input.
Soasta, Inc.


01/28/16
20160026555 
 Automated mobile application verification patent thumbnailAutomated mobile application verification
Disclosed are various embodiments for automatically testing and verifying mobile applications. A mobile application is obtained from a source entity.
Amazon Technologies, Inc.


01/21/16
20160021488 
 Range management with bluetooth low energy patent thumbnailRange management with bluetooth low energy
An example method for adjusting the range of transmission of advertising packets is disclosed. In particular, method includes receiving, from an application executing on a mobile computing device, a request.
Google Inc.


01/21/16
20160021075 

Efficient key generator for distribution of sensitive material from multiple application service providers to a secure element such as a universal integrated circuit card (uicc)


A method provides end-to-end security for transport of a profile to a target device (e.g., a mobile computing device) over at least one communications network that includes a plurality of nodes. In accordance with the method, the profile is encrypted for transport between the target device and an initial node of the network through which the profile is transported.
Google Technology Holdings Llc


01/21/16
20160019575 

Computer implemented methods for protecting and promoting products of a given brand by using machine readable codes


Computer implemented methods for protecting and promoting products of a given brand by using machine readable codes, including assigning, by a given brand, a particular value to a machine readable code localized in a packaging of a product; a user scanning the machine readable code by using a mobile computing device having installed therein a processor adapted to read the machine readable code; upon the scanning being performed, establishing communication between the processor and a remote server for storing the scanned code and performing a series of checkings of the scanned code; depending on the result of the checkings the remote server assigns a monetary compensation from the brand to the user that is delivered through the processor; and the processor informing the user about the checking, wherein the machine readable code contains information regarding a marketing campaign of the given brand, a product code and the particular value encrypted.. .
Codiwise S.l.


01/14/16
20160014582 

Proximity based social networking


A system and method for proximity based social networking is disclosed between mobile computing devices each having a short range communication (src) device using near field magnetic induction. The src devices can include at least two antennas to provide magnetic induction diversity.
Radeum, Inc.


01/14/16
20160014062 

System and blocking or delaying notifications on a mobile device while simultaneously allowing approved integrated functionality


Embodiments of the present invention are generally directed towards systems and methods for altering operation of a mobile computing device. Specifically, embodiments of the present invention are directed to providing systems and methods for blocking or delaying notifications on a mobile device while simultaneously allowing approved integrated functionality.

01/14/16
20160012719 

Methods and leveraging a mobile phone a mobile phone or mobile computing device for use in controlling model vehicles


Methods and systems for utilizing a mobile computing device (e.g., such as a mobile phone) for use in controlling a model vehicle are described. Consistent with some embodiments, a mobile computing device provides various user controls for generating signals that are communicated to a radio transmitter device coupled with the mobile computing device, and ultimately broadcast to a receiver residing at a model vehicle.

01/14/16
20160012429 

Point-of-sale payment system and related methods


Embodiments may relate to a co-operable set of computer programs for making electronic payments. The set of computer programs may be adapted to run on distributed computing devices such as, without limitation, a mobile computing device, a remote server, and a point-of-sale computer system.
Pay(q)r, Llc


01/14/16
20160012069 

Providing results to parameterless search queries


In one implementation, a computer-implemented method includes receiving a parameterless search request, which was provided to a mobile computing device, for information that is relevant to a user of the mobile computing device. The method also includes, in response to the received parameterless search request, identifying with a digital computer system one or more results that are determined to be relevant to the user of the mobile computing device based upon a current context of the mobile computing device.
Google Inc.


01/14/16
20160010445 

Systems and methods for providing end-to-end monitoring and/or control of remote oil and gas production assets


Implementations are directed to remote data aggregation, data management, and data visualization of field data from remote field site locations. Actions can include generating, by one or more sensors, the field data, each sensor of the one or more sensors being responsive to field site activity, transmitting, through a regional network, the field data to a back-end system, processing, by the back-end system, the field data to provide visualization data, transmitting the visualization data to one or more mobile computing devices, and providing a computer-executable application for execution on a mobile computing device, the computer-executable application processing the visualization data to provide data visualizations..
Wellaware Holdings, Inc.


01/07/16
20160007287 

Cooperative power savings among mobile computing devices


Disclosed herein is a technique for enabling mobile computing devices to share observation information using low-energy communication protocols. This observation information can include network connectivity information and gps location information that is either known to or being sought out by a mobile computing device.
Apple Inc.


01/07/16
20160005332 

Method for administering a driving test


A method for administering a driving test providing a mobile computing device in wireless communication with a test server initially receives from the test server a driving test, which includes a test route and test events along the test route. As the test vehicle is driven along the test route, whenever the current location of the test vehicle match the location coordinates of a test event, the mobile device outputs a description of the test event and captures input from the driving tester indicative of the test subject's performance on the test event.

12/31/15
20150382319 

Techniques for tracking destinations on a mobile computing device


Various embodiments of systems and techniques for tracking destinations on a mobile computing device are described. In one or more embodiments, the mobile computing device may comprise or implement hardware and/or software configured to determine arrival at a destination and what is situated at the destination.
Qualcomm Incorporated


12/31/15
20150382151 

Computerized coordination of social service resources


The present disclosure relates to systems, devices and methods for computerized coordination of social services resources. According to one aspect, a mobile computing device for accessing basic need resources generally includes a processor, memory, a display, a global positioning satellite receiver, and a wireless communication element.

12/31/15
20150381825 

Mobile application usage monitor


Described herein is a framework to monitor mobile application usage. In accordance with one aspect of the framework, sensor data from one or more sensors in a mobile computing device is received.

12/31/15
20150381689 

Methods, systems and devices for spoiler alert and prevention using networking framework


Methods, systems and devices are provided for blocking spoiler content from being presented by a content presenting device to a user of a mobile computing device. The content presenting device and the mobile computing device may communicate using a networking framework.
Qualcomm Incorporated


12/31/15
20150381226 

Protective cover for electronic devices


The present invention discloses a protective cover for a mobile computing device, comprising a first side and a second side, with the first side in a first use configuration of the protective cover allowing access to a home button of the mobile computing device, and the second side in a second use configuration of the protective cover blocking access to the home button of the mobile computing device.. .

12/31/15
20150379866 

Remote control of a mobile computing device with an auxiliary device


An auxiliary device that remotely controls a mobile computing device is described herein. The auxiliary device can be wirelessly coupled with the mobile computing device.
Microsoft Corporation


12/31/15
20150379789 

Systems and methods for telematics montoring and communications


Certain example embodiments of the disclosed technology may include systems and methods for telematics monitoring. An example method is provided that includes receiving, at a mobile computing device, and from a vehicle identification unit (viu), identification (id) data representing a first vehicle.
Lexisnexis Risk Solutions Inc.


12/31/15
20150379774 

System and dynamically generating contextual and personalized digital content


A digital content generating system comprising mobile computing devices in communication with a server. A sensor data analyser receives data, generated by the sensors one of the mobile devices in respect of a real-world scene and determines features of the real-world scene from the data.
Sentireal Limited


12/31/15
20150379573 

Electronic content filtering server between a mobile computing device and an electronic receipt server


An electronic content filtering server includes a communication unit and a processing unit. The communication unit is configured to receive from a mobile computing device a request for promotion information and a location of the mobile computing device, and from an electronic receipt server, store information of stores where a product being promoted has been sold.
Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha


12/31/15
20150379554 

Apparatus and mobile-dispatcher for offer redemption work flows


Provided is a of dynamically adjusting an online coupon, or other offer, redemption work flow presented to a consumer to mitigate effects from more limited user-interface constraints of mobile computing devices, the process including: obtaining a plurality of mobile-suitability values; receiving from a remote mobile computing device of a user, a request for offer content; ascertaining a selected merchant website at which the offer is redeemable; retrieving a selected mobile-suitability value for the selected merchant website; obtaining, from the mobile computing device, data indicative of user-interface constraints of the mobile computing device; determining to send instructions to present content on the mobile computing device, the determination being based on the user-interface constraints of the mobile computing device and the selected mobile-suitability value for the selected merchant website, and the content being suitable for the mobile computing device; and sending the instructions to present the content.. .
Retailmenot, Inc.


12/31/15
20150379553 

Apparatus and mobile-dispatcher for offer redemption work flows


Provided is a of dynamically adjusting an online coupon, or other offer, redemption work flow presented to a consumer to mitigate effects from more limited user-interface constraints of mobile computing devices, the process including: obtaining a plurality of mobile-suitability values; receiving from a remote mobile computing device of a user, a request for offer content; ascertaining a selected merchant website at which the offer is redeemable; retrieving a selected mobile-suitability value for the selected merchant website; obtaining, from the mobile computing device, data indicative of user-interface constraints of the mobile computing device; determining to send instructions to present content on the mobile computing device, the determination being based on the user-interface constraints of the mobile computing device and the selected mobile-suitability value for the selected merchant website, and the content being suitable for the mobile computing device; and sending the instructions to present the content.. .
Retailmenot, Inc.


12/31/15
20150379519 

Systems and methods for accessing via a mobile computing device in real-time or substantially real-time client relationship management information


Systems and methods are provided for accessing, with a mobile device in real-time or substantially real-time, crm information. The crm information may include name, address, phone number, alternate phone number, facsimile number, email address, relationships, activities, insurance policies, insurance certificates, vehicles owned or leased, associated drivers of said vehicles, equipment owned or leased, property owned, watercraft owned or leased, other insurance schedules, endorsements, risk analysis and/or policy declaration pages..
Applied Systems, Inc.


12/31/15
20150378709 

Installation of software applications on mobile devices based on positions thereof


A solution for installing software applications on a mobile computing device is proposed. A corresponding method comprises monitoring a position of the mobile computing device, selecting one or more software applications available to be installed on the mobile computing device according to the position of the mobile computing device, and installing the selected software applications in a container of the mobile computing device providing an execution environment for the selected software applications with controlled access to one or more resources of the mobile computing device..
International Business Machines Corporation


12/31/15
20150378392 

Hinge for component attachment


A hinge for component attachment is described. In at least some implementations, a kickstand is rotatably attached to a mobile computing device.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


12/24/15
20150373499 

Method and system for saving and retrieving spatial related information


The present invention is directed to a method and apparatus for storing, referencing, retrieving, and graphically displaying spatial and non-spatial related information of a mobile computing device, such as a laptop computer or a cellular telephone. The spatial-related information may be obtained by using positioning tracking systems such as a global positioning system, whereas the non-spatial related information may include communication activities associated with the mobile computing device, such as phone calls, e-mails, text messages, pages, etc.
Telecommunication Systems, Inc.


12/24/15
20150373440 

Docking system for presentation of video on a flat mobile computer


Presentation of video on a flat mobile computing device is enhanced by a support which orients the computing device at an angle of inclination suitable for viewing of video. An acoustic device generates enhanced audio output to accompany the video in response to input from the computing device.
Bose Corporation


12/24/15
20150373175 

System and arbitrating audio source streamed by mobile applications


A system for attenuating vehicle audio for mobile application audible statements, the system comprising a vehicle computing system having one or more processors for playing audio in the vehicle from a plurality of different audio sources. The system also includes a wireless transceiver for communicating signals from a mobile computing device for processing by the vehicle computing system.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc


12/24/15
20150373144 

Personal daemon interaction through escalating disclosure


Systems and methods of a personal daemon, executing as a process on a mobile computing device, for providing personal assistant to an associated user is presented. While the personal daemon maintains personal information corresponding to the associated user, the personal daemon is configured to not share the personal information of the associated user with any other entity other than the associated user except under conditions of rules established by the associated user.
Microsoft Corporation


12/24/15
20150371320 

Mobile-computing-device-securement apparatus and method


A shopping system may include a mobile shopping aid sized to support thereon or therewithin one or more items to be purchased. A holder may be connected to the mobile shopping aid to travel therewith.
Wal-mart Stores, Inc.


12/24/15
20150371212 

Integrated transaction and account system


A method of transferring electronic funds from a user may include displaying a user code and entering user code on the user's mobile computing device or on a payer's terminal. The payer's terminal is identified and the payee may be determined.
Just Push Pay, Llc


12/24/15
20150371157 

Trip planning and implementation


A system and method are provided which obtain a travel itinerary for a user, the itinerary identifying a trip, including a scheduled flight to a destination. A scheduled flight is monitored to detect when the scheduled flight arrives at the destination.
Uber Technologies, Inc.


12/24/15
20150370785 

Techniques for machine language translation of text from an image based on non-textual context information from the image


A computer-implemented technique can include receiving, at a server from a mobile computing device, the server having one or more processors, an image including a text. The technique can include obtaining, at the server, optical character recognition (ocr) text corresponding to the text, the ocr text having been obtained by performing ocr on the image.
Google Inc.


12/24/15
20150370288 

Protective enclosures for mobile computing devices


A protective enclosure for a mobile computing device may include a sheet of tempered glass and a shell. The shell may include a first lip defining a first aperture, and a second lip defining a second aperture.

12/17/15
20150366039 

System and light socket adaptation


A light socket adaptation system and method. A light socket adapter module comprises a female end designed to accept a light bulb, a male end designed to be placed in an existing light socket, wi-fi transmit/receive circuitry, bluetooth le transmit/receive circuitry, a processor that processes instructions received via one or more of the wi-fi transmit/receive circuitry and the bluetooth le transmit/receive circuitry, wherein the instructions are received from one or more of a remote server system and a mobile computing device, wherein the processor executes bluetooth le instructions to cause the light socket adapter module to detect bluetooth le enabled devices within a detection proximity of the light socket adapter module, and power supply control circuitry controllable by the processor, wherein the power supply control circuitry controls power supplied to a light bulb positioned in the female end of the light socket adapter module..

12/17/15
20150364943 

Wirelessly charging a mobile device and utilizing the mobile device as a power source


An apparatus is provided for wirelessly charging a mobile computing device and utilizing the mobile computing device as a power source. The apparatus includes: a first data and power interface; a second data and power interface; a wireless charging unit; and a control unit.
Wistron Corporation


12/17/15
20150363745 

Bluetooth verified smartphone clock-in


Methods and systems are described for employee clock-in using an automation and security system. According to at least one embodiment, a computer-implemented method for employee clock-in using an automation and security system includes confirming a location of a mobile computing device within a geographic zone, taking a photograph of a person carrying the mobile computing device, recording a time at which the photograph is taken, and clocking-in the person as an employee based at least in part on the photograph, the recorded time, and the location of the mobile computing device within the geographic zone..
Vivint, Inc.


12/17/15
20150359711 

Prescription control system


A medication dispensing device comprises a cartridge unit and a control unit. The cartridge unit comprises a cartridge housing defining a dispensing channel to allow passage of the dosage from the cartridge to the patient.

12/17/15
20150359489 

Smart mobile health monitoring system and related methods


One aspect of the present disclosure is a smart patient monitoring system. A sensor is coupled to a patient and configured to detect biometric data associated with the patient.
Vanderbilt University


12/10/15
20150358764 

Systems and methods for interest- and location-based conversation matching


Methods, hardware, and software connect users for conversation purposes based on an inquiry matched against a location or description from potential conversation members. Users are matched or sorted and then provided in response to the inquiry.

12/10/15
20150358577 

Instant video communication connections


Computing devices may implement instant video communication connections for video communications. Connection information for mobile computing devices may be maintained.
Apple Inc.


12/10/15
20150358301 

Dynamic configuration of trusted executed environment resources


Systems and methods for dynamic trusted execution environment (tee) hardware configuration are provided. A key update message including key update information is received and authenticated for a key stored in the tee of a mobile computing device.
Sony Corporation


12/10/15
20150356835 

Point-of-sale terminal that sets a special display flag in electronic receipt data


A point-of-sale terminal includes a customer code detecting unit, a control unit, and a communication unit. The control unit is configured to generate electronic receipt data that includes the customer code of a customer who is purchasing one or more products and data describing the products that are being purchased in a transaction, detect a condition for displaying an alert on a mobile computing device correlated to the customer code, and upon detecting the condition, set a flag in the electronic receipt data to indicate that the condition is met.
Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha


12/10/15
20150356617 

Mobile computing device displaying a user interface that includes user customized content


A mobile computing device includes a wireless communication unit connected to a central server, a touch screen, and a processing unit that is programmed to generate a user interface on the touch screen. The user interface includes a plurality of elements that trigger the processing unit to execute instructions when touched.
Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha


12/10/15
20150356616 

Graphical user interface implemented in a mobile computing device that displays alternate images to communicate a product purchase or a product promotion to a user of the mobile computing device


A graphical user interface implemented in a mobile computing device of a user includes a plurality of user selectable regions and a processor. The user selectable regions include a first user selectable region being associated with a first product and displaying a first image, and a second user selectable region being associated with a second product and displaying a second image different from the first image.
Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha


12/10/15
20150356596 

System for tracking effectiveness of electronic promotions


A system is for tracking effectiveness of electronic promotions distributed to a plurality of mobile computing devices over a network. A system includes a promotion distribution unit and a central management server.
Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha


12/10/15
20150356580 

System for facilitating collection of information about products


A system for collecting information about a plurality of products includes first and second servers. The first server stores each of surveys in correlation with a product id and one or more completed surveys, and is configured to respond to a survey request with a survey corresponding to a product id included therein.
Toshiba Tec Kaubshiki Kaisha


12/10/15
20150356547 

System and providing tipping and review services via a mobile device


Embodiments of the present invention are generally directed towards the provision of tipping and reviews via mobile computing devices. Specifically, embodiments of the present invention are directed to providing systems and methods for the provision of tips to service providers through an instant and easy process whereby a tipper can utilize their mobile computing device to quickly identify the individual to be tipped and process a tip transaction via the same mobile computing device.

12/10/15
20150356541 

Electronic receipt management server, merchandise sales data processing apparatus, print control apparatus, and program


A server includes a communication unit and a processing unit. The communication unit is configured to receive electronic receipt data from a store server and a setting that indicates whether or not a mark representing that an electronic receipt has been stamped is to be overlaid on the electronic receipt to be displayed on a mobile computing device.
Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha


12/10/15
20150356540 

Electronic receipt management server that generates unified expressions for product names


An electronic receipt management server includes a network controller and a processor. The network controller receives first and second electronic receipt data from a first store server and a second store server, respectively.
Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha


12/10/15
20150356502 

Order fulfillment systems and methods with customer location tracking


Systems, methods, and apparatus are disclosed that provide a pickup process for items purchased from a store. In some embodiments, a mobile computing device of a customer may determine whether the mobile computing device and therefore the customer are in a pickup zone for a store.
Sears Brands, Llc


12/10/15
20150356501 

Delivery to mobile devices


In one implementation, a computer-implemented method includes receiving, at a mobile computing device and after transmitting an order, information that identifies a delivery worker who is handling delivery of the order; continuously updating an interface presented by the mobile computing device until the order has been delivered, the interface identifying a current location of the delivery worker relative to a current location of the mobile computing device as both of the current locations change over time, the continuously updating including: determining, by the mobile computing device, the current location of the mobile computing device; receiving, at the mobile computing device, the current location of the delivery worker; and presenting, by the mobile computing device, the interface depicting the current location of the delivery worker relative to the current location of the mobile computing device.. .
Clowd Lab Llc


12/10/15
20150356451 

Efficient on-device binary analysis for auto-generated behavioral models


Various aspects provide methods implemented by at least one processor executing on a mobile communication device to efficiently identify, classify, model, prevent, and/or correct the non-benign (e.g., performance degrading) conditions and/or behaviors that are related to an application operating on the device. Specifically, in various aspects, the mobile computing device may derive or extract application-specific features by performing a binary analysis of an application and may determine the application's category (e.g., a “games,” “entertainment,” or “news” category) based on the application-specific features.
Qualcomm Incorporated


12/03/15
20150351074 

Activation of voice over internet protocol applications based on push notifications


Systems and methods are described for communicating between voip applications installed on a mobile computing device and their corresponding servers using a cloud-based notification infrastructure. In one aspect, a method is performed by a notification handler executing on a mobile computing device and includes the actions of maintaining a persistent network connection between the notification handler and a notification server associated with the notification handler; receiving, over the persistent network connection, an incoming call notification for a voip application installed on the mobile computing device, the received incoming call notification being relayed by the notification server from a voip server to which the voip application is associated; determining, in response to the receiving of the incoming call notification, that the voip application is in an inactive state; and activating the voip application on the mobile computing device to provide information relating to the received incoming call notification..
Apple Inc.


12/03/15
20150350360 

Feedback layer for native content display in virtual desktop infrastructure


In one embodiment, a mobile computing device receives content in a desktop compatible format. The content is generated by a remote desktop executing an application.
Vmware, Inc.


12/03/15
20150350302 

Loading a mobile computing device with media files


In general, the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in methods, systems, and program products for loading media files to a mobile computing device. A media library that includes media files is stored at a server system.
Google Inc.


12/03/15
20150350152 

Managing and storing messages received by a mobile computing device


In an approach to managing messages received by a mobile computing device, a computer retrieves a plurality of settings associated with the mobile computing device, with at least one of the plurality of settings associating a characteristic of the mobile computing device with an indication to initiate message retrieval. The computer determines the characteristic of the mobile computing device and determines, based, at least in part, on the characteristic of the mobile computing device, whether the associated indication to initiate message retrieval is received.
International Business Machines Corporation


12/03/15
20150348399 

Systems enabling testing of fire control panels together with remote control and providing text-to-speech of event data


A system for enabling one person testing and remote control of a fire control panel and generating text-to-speech audio during a walkthrough test of fire alarm system is disclosed. Typically, a technician interacts with a simulated interface displayed on the display of the mobile computing device.
Tyco New Zealand Limited


12/03/15
20150348327 

Head mounted device (hmd) system having interface with mobile computing device for rendering virtual reality content


A head mounted display (hmd) system is provided. The system includes a housing and optics disposed in the housing.
Sony Computer Entertainment America Llc


12/03/15
20150348324 

Projecting a virtual image at a physical surface


Techniques for projecting virtual images are described herein. A plane of a surface may be identified, and a virtual image is projected onto the plane of the physical surface.

12/03/15
20150348223 

Performance control for concurrent animations


The embodiments set forth a technique for targeted scaling of the voltage and/or frequency of hardware components included in a mobile computing device. One embodiment involves independently analyzing the individual frame rates of each animation within a user interface (ui) of a mobile computing device instead of analyzing the frame rate of the ui as a whole.
Apple Inc.


12/03/15
20150348220 

Method and system for managing evacuations using positioning systems


In a system and method for managing evacuations of buildings, in response to detection of a fire, a control panel initiates an alarm condition and activates annunciation devices to signal that an evacuation of the building is required. A positioning and evacuation system tracks locations of occupants in the building and the progression of the fire.
Sensormatic Electronics, Llc


12/03/15
20150348026 

Security for mobile applications


A mobile computing device has at least one processor and at least one memory together providing a first execution environment and a second execution environment logically isolated from the first execution environment. The following approach is taken to manage data items for an application executing the first execution environment.
Mastercard International Incorporated


12/03/15
20150348005 

System for wirelessly transmitting transaction data to a mobile computing device of a user


A system includes a server, a local positioning system of a store, and a mobile computing device of a user. The server stores transaction data of a transaction carried out by a user at the store, first additional information associated with the store, and second additional information.
Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha


12/03/15
20150347908 

Methods and system for managing predictive models


Disclosed herein is a technique for implementing a framework that enables application developers to enhance their applications with dynamic adjustment capabilities. Specifically, the framework, when utilized by an application on a mobile computing device that implements the framework, can enable the application to establish predictive models that can be used to identify meaningful behavioral patterns of an individual who uses the application.
Apple Inc.


12/03/15
20150347907 

Methods and system for managing predictive models


Disclosed herein is a technique for implementing a framework that enables application developers to enhance their applications with dynamic adjustment capabilities. Specifically, the framework, when utilized by an application on a mobile computing device that implements the framework, can enable the application to establish predictive models that can be used to identify meaningful behavioral patterns of an individual who uses the application.
Apple Inc.


12/03/15
20150347788 

Mobile device auto wipe


In one embodiment, a mobile computing device automatically determines an occurrence of a security event associated with the mobile computing device, and automatically erase all software and data on the mobile computing device.. .
Facebook, Inc.


12/03/15
20150347362 

Methods and systems for enabling the provisioning and execution of a platform-independent application


A method includes executing, by a mobile computing device, a mobile application received from a provisioning source including at least programming code and at least one structured document that together describe at least a portion of functionality provided by the mobile application. An abstraction layer executing on the mobile computing device populates a document object model (“dom”) structure that at least in part represents the miming state of the application.
Sqgo, Llc


12/03/15
20150346825 

Systems and methods for enabling fine-grained user interactions for projector-camera or display-camera systems


A computer-implemented method performed in connection with a mobile computing device held by a user, the mobile computing device displaying a marker pattern, the method being performed in a computerized system incorporating a processing unit, a camera and a memory, the computer-implemented method involving: acquiring a plurality of images of the mobile computing device displaying the marker pattern using the camera; using the central processing unit to detect the marker pattern within the acquired plurality of images; using the central processing unit to determine a plurality of positions of the mobile computing device based on the detected marker pattern within the acquired plurality of images; and processing a user event based on the determined plurality of positions of the mobile computing device.. .
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.


12/03/15
20150344136 

Mobile computing device-based guidance navigation and control for unmanned aerial vehicles and robotic systems


A system is disclosed including an aerial vehicle to perform a task to an object, while in an aerial mode that includes at least one of a hover mode or a slow movement mode during a predominant phase of the task being performed, the aerial vehicle has a command and control system, a removable mobile computing device that when attached to the aerial vehicle assists in control of the aerial vehicle and when detached assists in control of the aerial vehicle with user intervention through the mobile device, wherein assist in control is further performed through the command and control system and at least one attachment attachable to the aerial vehicle for facilitating the task performed to the object by the aerial vehicle while the aerial vehicle is in the aerial mode, the at least one attachment is controlled by the removable mobile computing device. Methods are also disclosed..
Working Drones, Inc.


12/03/15
20150342757 

Optical trial device


An optical trial implant device that can be used to determine an appropriate size for an intervertebral disc implant can be configured so that one or more portions of the device can be optically transparent or radiolucent. The device can include an imaging device that can be used to view and image the intervertebral space through the optically transparent portion(s) of the device.
Depuy Synthes Products, Llc


11/26/15
20150341778 

Systems and methods for multiple network access by mobile computing devices


Systems and methods for multiple network access by mobile computing devices are disclosed. In one embodiment, a data bus is used to couple multiple baseband processor endpoints to multiple network access cards, such that each baseband processor endpoint may communicate over the data bus to any of the network access cards.
Qualcomm Incorporated


11/26/15
20150339953 

Guidance/self-learning process for using inhalers


A self-learning system of providing guidance on using inhaler devices, provided using a portable or mobile computing device. Guidance comprises of multiple stages(modes), and provides a unique feature of real-time learning using a camera device.

11/26/15
20150339870 

Dual access level security system and method


A dual or progressive access level security system and method is disclosed. The system receives or acquires one or more initial access identifiers of the user via an identity reader.
Tyco Safety Products Canada Ltd.


11/26/15
20150339397 

Mobile search based on predicted location


A method includes receiving one or more search terms at a mobile computing device while the mobile computing device is located at a particular location. A search query that includes the one or more search terms and a location history of the mobile computing device is transmitted to a server.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


11/19/15
20150334870 

Heat-dissipation structure for an indicia reading module


Small mobile computing devices place stringent requirements on the electronic modules integrated within. High temperatures inside these mobile computing devices are unavoidable; therefore good thermal management is important to insure proper module operation.
Hand Held Products, Inc.


11/19/15
20150334864 

Indicia-reading module with an integrated flexible circuit


An indicia-reading module suitable for integration within a host mobile computing device that has an integrated flexible circuit is disclosed. The indicia-reading module includes a plurality of subassemblies, each supported and electrically connected by a discrete, rigid, multilayer printed-circuit-board (pcb).
Hand Held Products, Inc.


11/19/15
20150332056 

Protecting data owned by an operating system in a multi-operating system mobile environment


An approach is provided for protecting data owned by an operating system on a mobile computing device having multiple operating systems. A map specifying protected data regions for the operating systems on the mobile computing device is generated.
International Business Machines Corporation


11/12/15
20150326991 

Mobile device configuration system and method


An asset bundle package is created with asset bundle package records for at least two user types and from one or more mobile phone service operators. The asset bundle package and asset bundle record selection criteria are installed on a mobile computing device.
Htc Corporation


11/12/15
20150326708 

System for wireless network messaging using emoticons


A system for messaging, which comprises mobile computing devices of different users connected to each other in a network with each mobile device having a text input unit. The system also comprises a multimedia object storage and selection units.
Gennis Corporation


11/12/15
20150326652 

System and transferring dynamic data in real time through wireless, server-less communication between a immobile computing device and a mobile computing device


A system and a method is configured for transferring dynamic data in real time through wireless, server-less communication between a immobile computing device and a mobile computing device.. .

11/12/15
20150324316 

Computing device with a module


Provided are computing devices that use a module and can exhibit different interfaces. In one embodiment provided is a mobile computing device comprising: a body in shape of a module having two parallel flat surfaces; a processor and a memory placed inside the body; and a docking port at end of the body between the parallel flat surfaces for detachably attaching to a monitor to obtain an electronic connection wherein the computing device is attached to the monitor by resting on one of the flat surfaces to provide one or more of a cellular phone, a laptop computer, a personal computer, a tablet computer, or a watch..

11/05/15
20150319520 

Protective enclosure for electronic device


A protective enclosure for a mobile computing device that has an interactive touchscreen includes a first case member and a second case member. The second case member is attachable to the first case member via a latching mechanism, and the combined case members provide a protective interior of the enclosure.
Otter Products, Llc


11/05/15
20150317881 

Tournament management system


A tournament management system is disclosed, including a plurality of network distributed processing systems including: a server connected to a controller via a communication link, the server constructed to determine a wagering outcome; a mobile computing device connected to the controller by a network, the mobile computing device constructed to provide an entertainment game outcome; and the controller connected to the mobile computing device by the network and connected to the server by the communication link, the controller constructed to: receive the entertainment game outcome and element utilization information; determine the wagering event; request and receive the wagering outcome; and a tournament manager coupled to the plurality of network distributed processing systems, constructed to: determine a set of tournament players; determine a set of individual prizes; receive updates associated with the set of tournament players; determine a player to win each of the individual prizes.. .
Gamblit Gaming, Llc


11/05/15
20150317748 

Transaction identification and recognition


A method of matching transaction data with a transaction receipt using one of a plurality of transaction-specific elements is described. Transaction-specific elements are determined (210) from a transaction between a payment token of a user and a terminal.
Mastercard International Incorporated


11/05/15
20150317582 

Optimizing task recommendations in context-aware mobile crowdsourcing


A “context-aware crowdsourced task optimizer” provides various processes to optimize task recommendations for workers in mobile crowdsourcing scenarios by automatically identifying and recommending bundles of tasks compatible with workers' contexts (e.g., worker history, present or expected locations, travel paths, working hours, skill sets, capabilities of worker's mobile computing devices, etc.). The context-aware crowdsourced task optimizer bundles tasks to both maximize expected numbers of completed tasks and to dynamically price tasks to maximize the system's utility, which is a function of task values and task completion rates.
Microsoft Corporation


11/05/15
20150317048 

Application quick launch extension


A system (and/or a method) are disclosed to launch an application directly from a menu on a screen of a handheld computing device. In one embodiment, the handheld computing device is configured to receive an event signal corresponding to executing an application assigned to the switch when actuated for a first time period.
Qualcomm Incorporated


10/29/15
20150312557 

Image processing device and mobile computing device having the same


In an example embodiment, an image processing device includes a pixel array including pixels two-dimensionally arranged and configured to capture an image, each of the pixels including a plurality of photoelectric conversion elements and an image data processing circuit configured to generate image data from pixel signals output from the pixels. The image processing device further includes a color data processing circuit configured to extract color data from the image data and output extracted color data.

10/29/15
20150312400 

Detecting and reporting a vehicle of interest


Discussed are various systems, computer-readable mediums, and methods for determining a vehicle is of interest, referred to as a targeted vehicle, based on an image capture of the car. A user may position a mobile computing device on the dash of his or her vehicle.
Mirsani, Llc


10/29/15
20150310867 

Method, apparatus, and system for automatically monitoring for voice input based on context


In one implementation, a computer-implemented method includes detecting a current context associated with a mobile computing device and determining, based on the current context, whether to switch the mobile computing device from a current mode of operation to a second mode of operation during which the mobile computing device monitors ambient sounds for voice input that indicates a request to perform an operation. The method can further include, in response to determining whether to switch to the second mode of operation, activating one or more microphones and a speech analysis subsystem associated with the mobile computing device so that the mobile computing device receives a stream of audio data.
Google Inc.


10/29/15
20150310380 

Dispatch system having control shared with dispatched service providers


Embodiments of the present invention are directed to a method for dispatching a person to a location in a casino to respond to a request for service at the location. A dispatched person may use his or her mobile computing device to indicate availability to assist with other calls and may create, join, or intercept a call while on one or more current calls.
Patent Investment & Licensing Company


10/29/15
20150310291 

Techniques for distributed optical character recognition and distributed machine language translation


A technique for selectively distributing ocr and/or machine language translation tasks between a mobile computing device and server(s) includes receiving, at the mobile computing device, an image of an object comprising a text. The mobile computing device can determine a degree of optical character recognition (ocr) complexity for obtaining the text from the image.
Google Inc.


10/29/15
20150310290 

Techniques for distributed optical character recognition and distributed machine language translation


A technique for selectively distributing ocr and/or machine language translation tasks between a mobile computing device and server(s) includes receiving, at the mobile computing device, an image of an object comprising a text. The mobile computing device can determine a degree of optical character recognition (ocr) complexity for obtaining the text from the image.
Google 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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