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Date/App# patent app List of recent Mobile Computing Device-related patents
08/18/16
20160242013 
 Intermediated data entry in a shared message board through a mobile computing device patent thumbnailIntermediated data entry in a shared message board through a mobile computing device
A mobile device is employed to be a gateway device to transmit messages between end-users and a shared message board running on a remote sever. The gateway device runs a gateway application to implement the gateway function..
International Business Machines Corporation


08/18/16
20160241996 
 Augmenting network device management patent thumbnailAugmenting network device management
In an embodiment, presenting computer datacenter information comprises a server computer system that is coupled to a plurality of internetworking devices. The plurality of internetworking devices is configured to emit device location information.
Cisco Technology, Inc.


08/18/16
20160241659 
 Workflow-based push notifications patent thumbnailWorkflow-based push notifications
Systems and methods for enhancing workflows with data virtualization. An example method may comprise: receiving a token identifying a mobile computing device; executing, by a processing device, a workflow comprising a conditional statement that initiates a request to send a push notification to the mobile computing device; producing, in view of the request, a plurality of messages compliant with a plurality of push notification infrastructures; selecting a message compliant with a push notification infrastructure associated with the mobile computing device; and transmitting the selected message to the push notification infrastructure associated with the mobile computing device..
Red Hat, Inc.


08/18/16
20160241559 
 Method and system for credential management patent thumbnailMethod and system for credential management
A security system comprises an access control node broadcasting a beacon including a time stamp and user devices generating replies to the beacon that are based on credential information for the user of the user device and the time stamp. The system relies on the users' wireless-capable mobile computing devices such as smartphones, tablets, or wireless fobs.
Sensormatic Electronics, Llc


08/18/16
20160239760 
 Intelligent user interaction experience for mobile computing devices patent thumbnailIntelligent user interaction experience for mobile computing devices
A system for assessing a user interaction experience of content displayed on a mobile device, implemented by a computing processor, receives an indication of content to be displayed on the mobile device. The indication is received in response to a user attempting to access the content.
International Business Machines Corporation


08/18/16
20160239741 
 Intelligent user interaction experience for mobile computing devices patent thumbnailIntelligent user interaction experience for mobile computing devices
A system for assessing a user interaction experience of content displayed on a mobile device, implemented by a computing processor, receives an indication of content to be displayed on the mobile device. The indication is received in response to a user attempting to access the content.
International Business Machines Corporation


08/18/16
20160235190 
 Holder for mobile computing device patent thumbnailHolder for mobile computing device
A holder for a mobile computing device, such as a tablet computer or the like, can include a handle that is positioned laterally from a device space in which the mobile computing device is held within the holder. The handle can be angled relative to the mobile computing device and can have a fixed angle or adjustable angles.

08/11/16
20160234606 
 Method for augmenting hearing patent thumbnailMethod for augmenting hearing
One variation of a method for augmenting sound includes: at a mobile computing device and a connected audio output device, outputting a tone in a hearing test; based on a response to the tone entered by a user, generating a hearing profile for the user and corresponding to the mobile computing device and the audio output device; receiving an audio signal; qualifying the audio signal as a particular audio type from a set of audio types; selecting, from a set of sound profiles, a particular sound profile corresponding to the particular audio type; at the mobile computing device, transforming the audio signal into a processed audio signal according to the particular sound profile and the hearing profile of the user; and outputting the processed audio signal at the connected audio output device.. .
Symphonic Audio Technologies Corp.


08/11/16
20160234589 
 Audio apparatus and methods patent thumbnailAudio apparatus and methods
An apparatus for augmenting audio capabilities of a mobile computing device, including: a housing transiently encasing a portion of the mobile computing device; a communication module arranged within the housing, downloading a hearing profile of a user from the mobile computing device, and receiving an output audio signal from the mobile computing device; a processor arranged within the housing and processing the output audio signal according to the hearing profile; a secondary audio output module arranged within the housing adjacent an integrated loudspeaker within the mobile computing device and outputting a processed form of the output audio signal in place of output of the output audio signal by the integrated loudspeaker; a secondary microphone arranged within the housing adjacent an integrated microphone within the mobile computing device, the communication module transmitting an input audio signal from the secondary microphone to the mobile computing device.. .
Symphonic Audio Technologies Corp.


08/11/16
20160234340 
 Systems and methods for adaptive cloning of mobile devices patent thumbnailSystems and methods for adaptive cloning of mobile devices
Certain implementations of the disclosed technology may include systems, methods, and apparatus for adaptive cloning of mobile computing devices. According to an example implementation, a method is provided that includes receiving an indication of source device content associated with a source computing device; receiving an indication of target device information associated with a destination computing device; determining that the source device content is outdated or incompatible with the target device; identifying available alternative content for replacing the source device content; responsive to the identifying available alternative content, outputting, for display, an indication of the available alternative content; receiving an indication of a selection to utilize the available alternative content; and responsive to receiving the indication of the selection, initiating a transmission of the available alternative content to the destination computing device..
Google Inc.


08/11/16
20160234030 

Operating system supporting cost aware applications


A mobile computing device that supports cost-aware application components for operation over a metered network. A current basis for computing usage charges over one or more networks may be made available to the cost-aware application components through an application programming interface supported by an operating system service.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


08/11/16
20160232773 

Emergency response system


A server application that includes a receiving module for receiving a plurality of user information from a first mobile computing device, including a user name, user contact information, a plan having an end time and plan location, an emergency contact name, emergency contact information and a list of estimated emergency services required by the user in case of an emergency. The application includes an initiation module for reading the user information, creating a user record, and storing it in an attached database.
Allwater Marine Group, Llc


08/11/16
20160232609 

Mobile system for exchanging gift cards


The present disclosure is directed a mobile computing device that is programmed to communicate with a gift card exchange server that allows a user to exchange gift cards for consideration from a remote location. The mobile computing device is configured to receive information about a gift card from a user and to transmit the information to the gift card exchange server.
Outerwall Inc.


08/11/16
20160232515 

Systems and methods for facilitating mobile commerce interactions between customers and merchants


Systems and methods are provided for facilitating mobile commerce interactions between a customer and a merchant, whereby a customer, having initiated a mobile commerce transaction via a mobile device, arrives at a merchant location to complete the transaction. In some embodiments, an intermediate remote server is employed to facilitate communication between a third party app running on a customer mobile computing device, and an app-agnostic merchant computing device residing at a merchant location.
Lucova Inc.


08/11/16
20160231871 

Device notifications


Techniques associated with device notifications are described in various implementations. In one example implementation, a method may include receiving, at a mobile computing device, sensor data captured by a non-touchscreen sensor associated with the mobile computing device.
Longsand Limited


08/11/16
20160231804 

Selective power management for pre-boot firmware updates


Technologies for updating firmware in a pre-boot environment include a mobile computing device having a firmware environment and an operating system. In the pre-boot environment, the mobile computing device extracts a firmware update from a capsule previously generated by the operating system and determines a power consumption setting for a hardware component as a function of the firmware update.
Intel Corporation


08/11/16
20160231742 

Outsourcing processing to a self-propelled device


Systems and methods are disclosed herein for outsourcing processing operations between a mobile computing device and a self-propelled device. The self-propelled device may be in operative control by the mobile computing device via a communication connection.
Sphero, Inc.


08/11/16
20160231741 

Signal strength representation and automatic connection and control upon a self-propelled device


Systems and methods for facilitating automatic connection between a mobile computing device and a self-propelled device are provided. The self-propelled device can transmit a radio signal in a sleep mode.
Orbotix, Inc.


08/11/16
20160228783 

Support system for autonomously controlled mobile devices


A system of interconnected flexible supports are adapted for use with a mobile device operative by a mobile computing device such as a smart phone and/or tablet for controlled movement of the mobile device in a plurality of directions. The system includes a plurality of flexible supports which may be magnetically coupled together to form a flexible layout having infinite configurations.
Anki, Inc.


08/04/16
20160226972 

Mechanism for facilitating dynamic storage management for mobile computing devices


A mechanism is described for facilitating dynamic storage management for computing mobile devices according to one embodiment. A method of embodiments, as described herein, includes detecting context-aware data relating to a computing device and a user associated with the computing device, monitoring available space at a local storage of the computing device, and dynamically allocating portions of the space at the local storage based on the context-aware data and results of the monitoring of the space.

08/04/16
20160226297 

On demand customization of mobile computing devices


Embodiments of the invention describe mobile computing device configuration processes. A device executing configuration logic may wirelessly transmit power to a mobile computing device housed within a sealed product packaging to charge a battery power supply of the mobile computing device.

08/04/16
20160224680 

Imaging device for scan-to-mobile computing device


Users seek to obtain documents on their mobile computing device, such as a smart phone or tablet. Their device has a quick response (qr) code reader application and a camera for capturing qr codes.
Lexmark International, Inc.


08/04/16
20160224063 

System and supporting a main housing of a mobile computing device in a supported operative orientation


A system may include a main housing including at least one control unit and a display screen, and an input interface support stand including an input interface integrally connected to a stabilizer. The input support stand is movably secured to the main housing and movable between a retracted position in which the input interface support stand is securely retracted in relation to the main housing, and a supporting position in which the input interface support stand supports the main housing in a supported operative orientation..
Lenovo (singapore) Pte. Ltd.


08/04/16
20160224011 

Mobile data storage device with temperature management


A mobile data storage device (102) may be housed in a mobile computing device (142) without an active cooling feature. The mobile data storage device (102) can have at least a controller (122) configured to delay command execution in response to a predicted mobile data storage device (102) temperature.
Seagate Technology Llc


08/04/16
20160223341 

Graph-based navigation using lighting effects


Methods, lighting control systems, mobile computing devices and computer-readable media are described herein for graph-based navigation through an environment(100). In various embodiments, a graph (220) including a plurality of nodes and a plurality of edges may be provided, e.g., by a lighting control system(130), to mobile computing devices (350) such as smart phones and tablets carried through the environment.
Philips Lighting Holding B.v.


08/04/16
20160221316 

Touch layer for mobile computing device


A touch layer for a mobile computing device includes a substrate defining a surface, a first polymer layer and a second polymer layer. The first polymer layer includes a first modulus and is arranged across the surface.
Tactus Technology, Inc.


07/28/16
20160219727 

Adaptable mobile device stand


An adaptable mobile device stand is provided that includes (1) a moldable fill material that retains shape once molded, and (2) a bladder for enclosing the moldable fill material, so that the bladder and the moldable fill material together form a shape that forms a viewing angle when the mobile computing device is pressed against the bladder, and the bladder is formed from a material having a coefficient of friction sufficient to prevent the mobile computing device from sliding away from the bladder, so that the mobile computing device is maintained at the formed viewing angle.. .

07/28/16
20160219122 

Method and pre-fetching place page data for subsequent display on a mobile computing device


A computer-implemented method and system for pre-fetching place page data from a from a remote mapping system for display on a client computing device is disclosed. User preference data collected from various data sources including applications executing on the client device, online or local user profiles, and other sources may be analyzed to generate a request for place page data from the remote mapping system.
Google Inc.


07/28/16
20160217467 

Security for mobile payment applications


A mobile computing device having 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 mobile computing device comprising: a first application executable within the first execution environment; a second trusted application executable within the second execution environment; and a secure communications channel between the first application and the second trusted application, wherein the second trusted application is configured to generate one or more data items and to provide the one or more data items to the first application via the secure communications channel.. .
Mastercard International Incorporated


07/28/16
20160217016 

Method and system for accelerating task control flow


A computing device (e.g., a mobile computing device, etc.) may be configured to may be configured to better exploit the concurrency and parallelism enabled by modern multiprocessor architectures by identifying a sequence of tasks via a task dependency controller, commencing execution of a first task in the sequence of tasks, and setting a value of a register so that each remaining task in the sequence of tasks executes after its predecessor task finishes execution without transferring control to a runtime system of the computing device. The task dependency controller may be a hardware component that is shared by the processor cores and/or otherwise configured to transfer control between tasks executing on different processor cores independent of the runtime system and/or without performing the relatively slow and memory-based inter-task, inter-thread or inter-process communications required by conventional solutions..
Qualcomm Incorporated


07/21/16
20160212683 

Method for controlling relay in a group communication and computer programs thereof


A method and computer programs for controlling relay in a group communication, including transmitting, by an originating mobile computing device (oue) to a set of recipient mobile computing devices (rue1, . .
Telefonica Digital Limited


07/21/16
20160212144 

Authenticating customers and managing authenticated sessions


Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for authenticating customers of an organization and managing authenticated sessions of various customers are presented. Some aspects of the disclosure provide ways for a customer of an organization to authenticate using a mobile computing device, such as the customer's personal mobile device, when interacting with the organization in various contexts, such as when accessing an automated transaction device or when interacting with an agent of the organization during an in-person session or during a teleconference session.
Bank Of America Corporation


07/21/16
20160212127 

Verifying an application identifier on a mobile device through a telecommunication network


A system for verifying an association between an application and a mobile computing device. The application is identified by an application instance identifier, which uniquely identifies the instance of the application on the mobile computing device.
Vokee Applications, Ltd.


07/21/16
20160212125 

Authenticating customers and managing authenticated sessions


Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for authenticating customers of an organization and managing authenticated sessions of various customers are presented. Some aspects of the disclosure provide ways for a customer of an organization to authenticate using a mobile computing device, such as the customer's personal mobile device, when interacting with the organization in various contexts, such as when accessing an automated transaction device or when interacting with an agent of the organization during an in-person session or during a teleconference session.
Bank Of America Corporation


07/21/16
20160210840 

Comprehensive tsunami alert system via mobile devices


Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to navigation in gps-enabled mobile computing devices and provide a novel and non-obvious method, system and computer program product for location-based tsunami alerting navigational instructions in mobile computing devices. In an embodiment of the invention, a location-based tsunami alerting data processing system can be provided.
International Business Machines Corporation


07/21/16
20160209658 

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


Systems, methods and computer readable media are provided for rendering virtual reality content. One example system includes a housing to be attached to a head of a user using a strap that connects to the housing.
Sony Computer Entertainment America Llc


07/14/16
20160205748 

Lighting control via a mobile computing device


Systems, methods, apparatus (e.g., mobile computing devices), and computer-readable media are described herein for lighting control. In various embodiments, a mobile computing device may receive input indicative of a desired lighting property adjustment for a lighting effect sensed by a light sensor of the mobile computing device.
Philips Lighting Holding B.v.


07/14/16
20160203545 

Channel system for mobile computing devices


A mobile channel system may allow digital content owners to individually value and price their own content. The mobile channel system may allow channel producers to control access to their respective channels and/or to contribute to their respective channels.

07/14/16
20160203522 

Peer-to-peer geotargeting content with ad-hoc mesh networks


Provided is a process, including: obtaining, in memory of a first mobile computing device, a plurality of content items, at least some of the content items pertaining to respective different geographic areas; receiving, with the first mobile computing device, data indicating a user interaction with a given content item among the plurality of the content items; and in response to receiving the data indicative of the user interaction, transmitting a wireless signal from the first mobile computing device directly to a second mobile computing device that is different from the first mobile computing device, the wireless signal being indicative of the given content item and indicating that the given content item pertains to a given geographic area within range of the wireless signal transmission.. .
Retailmenot, Inc.


07/14/16
20160203445 

Work order integration and equipment status tracking


A mobile computing device establishes a first communication connection with a remotely-located server and receives at least one work order from the server. The work order indicates one or more measurement tasks associated with specified equipment to be measured and one or more required measurement tools for performing each measurement task.
Fluke Corporation


07/14/16
20160203352 

Using scanable codes to obtain a service


Disclosed are methods, systems and computer program products for surveying a user using a scanable information encoded graphic image, such as a bar code or a quick response (qr) code, near field communication (nfc) code/tag, radio frequency identification (rfid) code/tag. In one embodiment, a mobile communication device such as a smartphone, tablet computer or other mobile computer is adapted to include a scan client module for scanning and communicating scan-triggered service code in-formation to a scan-triggered application server.
Flashback Survey, Inc.


07/14/16
20160203350 

Heat-dissipation structurefor 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.


07/14/16
20160203009 

Methods for emulating computing devices and devices thereof


A method, non-transitory computer readable medium and emulation manager computing device for obtaining a stored emulation of a selected one of a plurality of type of mobile computing devices embedded with a one of a plurality of software versions. Availability of an updated version of the embedded one of the plurality of software versions for the stored version is determined.
Modea Holdings, Inc.


07/14/16
20160202939 

Release codes with print job identifiers and directives


In one example, a print job is received from a first mobile computing device. The print job is stored in association with a job identifier.
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.


07/07/16
20160198299 

Techniques for wireless communication of proximity based content


A system and method for communication of proximity based content is disclosed between a mobile computing device having a short range communication (src) device and a proximity short range communication (psrc) device associated with a location or object using near field magnetic induction. The src device and/or the psrc device can include at least two antennas to provide magnetic induction diversity.
Freelinc Technologies Inc.


07/07/16
20160198004 

Systems and methods for session state transfer to a mobile device


The session-state of a local user interface is transferred to a mobile device to permit an operator to execute remote tasks while maintaining interaction with a central controller. The session-state can be transferred between a user interface that is local to a central controller and a mobile computing device using indicia provided by the local user interface or the mobile computing device.
Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.


07/07/16
20160196577 

Geotargeting of content by dynamically detecting geographically dense collections of mobile computing devices


Provided is a process of selectively providing content to computing devices based on geographic proximity to dynamically detected events drawing crowds, the process including: obtaining, with one or more computers, data indicative of current geolocations of more than 5,000 mobile computing devices based on information reported by an application executing on the mobile computing devices; inferring, with one or more computers, that an event with a crowd is occurring based on the data indicative of the geolocations indicating an amount of people and a proximity of the people; selecting, with one or more computers, content in response to the inference; and sending, with one or more computers, the selected content to one or more user computing devices for presentation based on proximity between the one or more user computing devices and a geographic location of the event with the crowd.. .
Retailmenot, Inc.


07/07/16
20160196389 

Method for providing patient indications to an entity


A method and system for providing patient indications to an entity, the method comprising: for each of a set of patients: by way of an application executing at a mobile computing device, accessing a sensor system and a log of use of a communication application executing on the mobile computing device; receiving a survey response dataset; generating a behavioral dataset, derived from the sensor system and the log of use; generating a predictive model derived from at least one of the survey response dataset and the behavioral dataset; generating comparisons of outputs of blocks of the method to threshold conditions; producing a set of indications corresponding to the set of patients, derived from generation of, for each of the set of patients, an indication in response to the comparisons; and transmitting a portion of the set of indications to the entity according to a resource constraint of the entity.. .
Ginger.io, Inc.


07/07/16
20160196048 

Automatic home screen determination based on display device


A mobile computing device, such as a smartphone or tablet device, can be coupled to any one or more of multiple display devices at any given time. The mobile computing device allows the home screen displayed on the display devices to be dynamic, changing based on which display device the mobile computing device is coupled to.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


07/07/16
20160196014 

Method and processing notifications on a mobile computing device


A method and an apparatus for processing notification on a mobile computing device with a touch sensitive display are provided. The method includes displaying, on a status bar in a first display area of the touch sensitive display, one or more notifications each of which is associated with a corresponding one of one or more applications installed on the mobile computing device.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


07/07/16
20160193437 

Control for respiratory device


The operational parameters of a respiratory apparatus can be controlled through the use of a user interface located on a separate or separable mobile computing device. Sensors or features located on the mobile computing apparatus can be used to adjust the operation parameters or therapy of the respiratory apparatus or otherwise improve the compliance of a patient utilizing the respiratory apparatus..
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited


06/30/16
20160192166 

Mobile security technology


In one implementation, a computer-implemented method includes determining a location of a mobile computing device using one or more of a plurality of data sources; communicating, by the mobile computing device, with another computing device as part of a two-way video chat session over a first network connection, the communicating including transmitting the location of the mobile computing device; displaying, as part of the two-way video chat session, real-time video from the other computing device; recording video using one or more cameras that are accessible to the mobile computing device; and transmitting, over a second network connection, the video to a remote storage system for persistent storage.. .

06/30/16
20160192131 

Methods circuits systems and associated computer executable code for localizing and messaging a wireless communication device


Disclosed are methods, circuits, systems and associated computer executable code for detecting the presence of a mobile computing device in a specific area. Included are means for receiving a message from the mobile device including a coarse location indicator, determining that the received coarse location indicator is in proximity with one or more local (e.g.

06/30/16
20160191591 

Live crowdsourced media streaming


Technologies for crowdsourced media streaming include a number of mobile computing devices configured to capture media streams and transmit the media streams to a media server. The media server associates the media streams with metadata describing the media streams, including metadata describing an event captured in the media stream.

06/30/16
20160190850 

Enhanced wireless charging through active cooling


Methods and apparatus relating to enhanced wireless charging through active cooling are described. An embodiment integrates wireless charging with active cooling functionality to improve wireless charging efficiency, as well as overall system performance by mitigating thermal energy transfer between a charging pad and a mobile computing device.

06/30/16
20160188989 

Multicolor biometric scanning user interface


A mobile computing device may include a biometric sensor in proximity with a color-controlled layer. Where the color of the color-controlled layer may be changed, a processor of the mobile computing device may control the color of the color-controlled layer responsive to sensing various conditions.

06/30/16
20160188853 

Technologies for authenticating a user of a computing device based on authentication context state


Technologies for authenticating a user of a computing device based on an authentication context state includes generating context state outputs indicative of various context states of a mobile computing device based on sensor data generated by sensors of the mobile computing device. An authentication manager of the computing device implements an authentication state machine to authenticate a user of the computing device.

06/30/16
20160188848 

Technologies for authenticating a user of a computing device based on authentication context state


Technologies for authenticating a user of a computing device based on an authentication context state includes generating context state outputs indicative of various context states of a mobile computing device based on sensor data generated by sensors of the mobile computing device. An authentication manager of the computing device implements an authentication state machine to authenticate a user of the computing device.

06/30/16
20160187949 

Methods, systems, and devices for mobile device power management


This disclosure relates generally to mobile device power management, and more particularly to methods and systems for mobile device power management. In one embodiment, a mobile computing device is described, that may include a processor, and a non-transitory computer-readable memory, including instructions that, when executed, can cause the processor to determine a power level comprising power level information indicative of a battery power level of the mobile computing device, select a power profile from a plurality of power profiles, based on a data transmission type, transmit power profile information representing the selected power profile to an operatively connected second computing device, where the power profile information can be used by the second computing device to configure the data transmission type, and receive data according to the data transmission type..

06/30/16
20160187927 

Direct attach dock cooling leveraging maximum silicon junction temperature control


Methods and apparatus relating for direct attach dock cooling leveraging maximum silicon junction temperature (tj) control are described. In an embodiment, performance of a mobile computing device is increased based at least in part on an indication that the mobile computing device is coupled to a dock.

06/23/16
20160183069 

Text message control system


Methods, computer-readable media, software, and apparatuses provide a system for controlling access to text messaging capabilities of a mobile computing device of a user while the user is driving. The mobile computing device may be configured to restrict a user from sending or receiving text messages while the user is driving depending on a current driving situation.

06/23/16
20160183040 

Public safety/security ue communication framework for prose via presence information


An apparatus, e.g. A mobile computing device, directs presence information toward a presence server (ps).

06/23/16
20160182648 

Techniques for temporarily disabling wireless automatic-connections


Various embodiments are generally directed to an apparatus, method and other techniques to disable an automatic-connection operation to establish a communication link between a mobile computing device comprising a communication interface and a computing device using the communication interface until a detection of at least one reset event. Further, various embodiments may detect at least one reset event, reset the automatic-connection operation based on the detection of at least one reset event, and perform the automatic-connection operation to automatically establish the communication link between the mobile computing device and the other computing device using the communication interface..

06/23/16
20160180851 

Systems and methods for continual speech recognition and detection in mobile computing devices


The present application describes systems, articles of manufacture, and methods for continuous speech recognition for mobile computing devices. One embodiment includes determining whether a mobile computing device is receiving operating power from an external power source or a battery power source, and activating a trigger word detection subroutine in response to determining that the mobile computing device is receiving power from the external power source.

06/23/16
20160180604 

Toll payment equipment


Methods, computer-readable media, software, and apparatuses provide a system for making toll payments using toll payment equipment. The system may include a mobile computing device, a toll gateway, and an insurance company computing device.

06/23/16
20160180420 

Vehicle transaction systems and methods


A system and method for distributing congested information comprising a mobile computing device including memory, a display screen, at least one processor in communication with the memory and display screen, and one or more components executable by the at least one processor and configured to display a four-square vehicle calculator interface, wherein the four-square calculator interface comprises four areas responsive to user input, receive input descriptive of a first vehicle purchase term at a first of the four areas, receive input descriptive of a second vehicle purchase term at a second of the four areas, receive input descriptive of a third vehicle purchase term at the third of the four areas, compute a fourth vehicle purchase term based on at least the first, second, and third vehicle purchase terms, and display the fourth vehicle purchase term at the fourth area in response to computing the fourth vehicle purchase term.. .

06/23/16
20160180395 

Wireless incentive system for vehicle users


The disclosure includes a system and method for determining, based on vehicle sensor data associated with the vehicle, a current vehicle condition that is detrimental to operation of the vehicle, transmitting, by a mobile computing device programmed to perform the transmitting, a description of the current vehicle condition to a condition message provider, and receiving a condition message that includes offer data and mitigating plan data describing one or more steps configured to alter the current vehicle condition.. .

06/23/16
20160180393 

Retargeting consumers in a physical realm


Techniques for retargeting consumers in a physical realm are presented herein. In one embodiment, a method includes receiving, from a mobile computing device and based on application data stored at the mobile computing device, one or more products associated with a user of the mobile computing device, detecting the mobile computing device within a threshold range of a merchant based on a short-wavelength wireless signal from the mobile computing device, and transmitting an advertisement to the mobile computing device for one or more of the products available at the merchant..

06/23/16
20160180342 

Preemptive credit and debit card fraud protection system


A computer implemented method for determining a credit or debit card fraud includes receiving card information including authentication information at a card usage device, receiving identification information from a mobile computing device from a transmitter of the mobile computing device when the mobile computing device is within a transmission proximity of the card usage device, comparing the authentication information to the identification information, and determining if the authentication information and the identification information correspond, wherein if the authentication information and the identification match, the usage of the card information is allowed. The receiving identification information step can include receiving a bluetooth transmission from the mobile computing device..

06/23/16
20160179765 

Method and system for extraneous object notification via digital content repagination


A method and system for notifying an observer of the presence of one or more extraneous objects on a touchscreen display of a mobile computing device, in a manner allowing precise droplet removal. In a mobile computing device having display screen including touch sensors, where the processor is capable of inferring a presence of an extraneous object on the display screen based on an interaction with the touch sensors, the method comprises: determining a spatial area around an interaction in response to an inference that an extraneous object is present on the display screen; rendering a perimeter of the spatial area; identifying an obstructed text portion of displayed e-book content encompassed by the perimeter; and repaginating the displayed page in response to displaying the obstructed text portion outside of the perimeter..

06/16/16
20160174072 

Technologies for controlling network access based on electronic device communication fingerprints


Technologies for monitoring network access and/or usage include mobile computing devices in communication with network devices to facilitate access to a network. Communication signals are transmitted from one of the mobile computing devices and received by a remote computing device (e.g., a network device).

06/16/16
20160174045 

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.


06/16/16
20160173750 

Image signal processor and mobile computing device including the same


A system, comprising: an image sensor including: a first pixel including a first photoelectric conversion element of a first phase group and configured to have a first exposure and the second photoelectric conversion element of a second phase group and configured to have a second exposure; and a second pixel including a third photoelectric conversion element of the first phase group and configured to have the second exposure and a fourth photoelectric conversion element of the second phase group and configured to have the first exposure; and an image signal processor coupled to the image sensor and configured to: receive a first image from the image sensor; receive a second image from the image sensor; and configured to output an image based on at least one of the first image and the second image; wherein the first exposure is longer than the second exposure.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


06/16/16
20160173666 

Managing battery power utilization in a mobile computing device


A mobile computing device has a processor and storage, connected to the processor and storing computer program instructions for an operating system for the computing device. The mobile computing device also may include a display and a communications radio.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


06/16/16
20160173650 

Communication protocol and system for network communications


A communication protocol and system is disclosed for network communications between a data service residing on a client that provides network communications between one or more mobile applications on a mobile computing device and a network based on a process number. The shared data service communicates with a data service plug-in on the server side associated with the process number, in order to handle requests from the mobile applications that access a plug-in associated with the process number through the data service.
Intermec Ip Corp.


06/16/16
20160173608 

System architecture for wireless metrological devices


System architecture that provides computer-based methods of wireless communication between a wireless metrological device and a mobile computing device that includes the sending/receiving of data (e.g., measurements) along with a universal generic data service that includes data descriptor(s) affiliated with the measurements. The architecture and methods, which may be communicated via ble, allow for uniform communication between tools and mobile computing devices regardless of tool type, manufacturer, and measurement information..
General Electric Company


06/16/16
20160171909 

Wireless multi-sensor device and software system for measuring physical parameters


An apparatus for a transportable toy system is provided. A transportable toy system comprising a toy body, a cavity within the toy body, and a sensor package within the cavity of the toy body.
Myriad Sensors, Inc.


06/16/16
20160171905 

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.

06/16/16
20160171787 

Mobile device and navigation device toll paying system and method


A computer system processes the electronic payment of tolls by storing, on a toll collection server, an accounting record for a mobile user account that is associated with a mobile user and a mobile computing device. A database having a plurality of toll locations and at least one toll that is incurred by the mobile user when the mobile computing device passes the toll location is stored on a toll collection server.
Paytollo, Inc.


06/16/16
20160171238 

Geolocation-based encryption method and system


A geolocation-based encryption method and system. The geolocation-based encryption method and system may comprise the steps of: providing an encryption application running on a first mobile computing device and a second mobile computing device; generating a key based, at least in part, of a geolocation data, a device identification data, and a unique file identifier associated with said digital content; selecting a target location on the first mobile computing device to create a gps data, which may be a portion of the geolocation data; encrypting a digital content based on the key; establishing secure session(s) among the user, a recipient, and server(s); and transmitting the encrypted digital content to the server(s).

06/16/16
20160171118 

Examination room table paper system and method


A system and method for displaying information on mobile computing devices based on links encoded and printed on examination room table paper is presented. A mobile computing device can be configured to scan quick response codes and other codes on the paper and access servers across a network based on the decoded links.

06/16/16
20160170774 

Mobile computing device reconfiguration in response to environmental factors


A method for dynamically modifying a mobile device. The method includes a computer processor identifying a plurality of profiles on a mobile device.
International Business Machines Corporation


06/16/16
20160170772 

Mobile computing device reconfiguration in response to environmental factors


A method for dynamically modifying a mobile device. The method includes a computer processor identifying a plurality of profiles on a mobile device.
International Business Machines Corporation


06/09/16
20160165388 

Methods and mobile devices to implement traveler interactions and activity to channelize customized data


Various embodiments relate generally to electrical and electronic hardware, computer software, wired and wireless network communications, and wearable computing devices for identifying activities and/or destinations of relative importance. More specifically, a system, a device and a method are provided to determine interactions at a mobile computing device predict activities based on one or more types of interactions.
Homeaway.com, Inc.


06/09/16
20160165322 

Matrix code scanning system


A system for facilitating access to a website is disclosed. The system comprises a television display that displays a unique matrix code and a scanner coupled with said television display.

06/09/16
20160165054 

Contextual contact substitution for mobile devices


Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for context sensitive contact substitution for mobile communications. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for context sensitive contact substitution for mobile communications includes selecting a contact disposed within a list of contacts in memory of a mobile computing device for use in establishing a telephone call with the selected contact through the mobile computing device.
Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (singapore) Pte. Ltd.


06/09/16
20160164967 

Ad hoc decentralized cloud infrastructure


Technologies for establishing and utilizing a decentralized cloud infrastructure using a plurality of mobile computing devices include broadcasting for the formation of the decentralized cloud computing and storage infrastructure and establishing wireless communications between the plurality of mobile computing devices. The plurality of mobile computing devices self-organize and cooperate with one another to establish a structured decentralized cloud infrastructure to expose and sharing resources, services, and/or applications for ad hoc or socially-driven decentralized, cloud computing purposes..
Intel Corporation


06/09/16
20160163080 

Mobile ballistics processing and display system


A mobile ballistics processing and display system for receiving data associated with one or more ballistics variables, for processing such variables, and for displaying a ballistics solution associated with such variables in an easily and quickly understandable map format. One or more ballistics variables are inputted into a mobile computing device or are otherwise acquired by such device.

06/09/16
20160162989 

Mobile opportunistic trading markets


A mobile opportunistic trading system is described where traders list items they wish to trade along with ask prices or offer bids on a trading server. Traders may also include additional information related to the distance or time they are willing to travel in order to trade items.

06/09/16
20160162945 

Travel customization system and method to channelize travelers relative to available activities


Various embodiments relate generally to electrical and electronic hardware, computer software, wired and wireless network communications, and wearable computing devices for identifying activities and/or destinations of relative importance. More specifically, a system, a device and a method provide to predict activities (e.g., preferential activities) available at a geographic region association with lodging and to adaptively generate advisory data.
Homeaway, Inc.


06/09/16
20160162258 

Intermediary device for establishing wireless services


Various embodiments are disclosed for facilitating reception of a digital audio stream over a wireless personal area network (pan). At a wireless network mobile computing device, a wireless network audio broadcast device is discovered.
Broadcom Corporation


06/09/16
20160162067 

Method and system for invocation of mobile device acoustic interface


The mobile computing device, or electronic personal display, includes a housing and a touch screen display providing a touch-based gesture interface. The housing includes an acoustic sensor operational to receive acoustic input generated at a tactile interface thereon.
Kobo Incorporated


06/09/16
20160161992 

Package on packages and mobile computing devices having the same


A package on package may include: a first printed circuit board (pcb); a bottom package which includes a first chip die and a second chip die attached to the first pcb; a top package which includes a second pcb and a third chip die attached to the second pcb, and is overlaid over the bottom package; and/or first stack connection solder balls and second stack connection solder balls which are electrically connected between the first pcb and the second pcb, and are formed only around two sides facing each other among sides of the bottom package.. .

06/02/16
20160157059 

Use of a trained classifier to determine if a pair of wireless scans came from the same location


The present disclosure describes methods, systems, and apparatuses for determining the likelihood that two wireless scans of a mobile computing device were performed in the same location. The likelihood is determined by scanning for wireless networks with a computing device.
Google Inc.


06/02/16
20160157051 

Docking system and method using near field communication


A method and system for configuring a mobile computing device to a docking station using near field communication is disclosed. A mobile computing device may scan an nfc tag integrated with the docking station to gather docking-station information.
Hand Held Products, Inc. D/b/a Honeywell Scanning & Mobility


06/02/16
20160155152 

Geographically-oriented profile-based object assistance


The technology disclosed relates to connecting a user's location via a location mediation server with indications of interest in products and product groups and in real time. An application executing on a user's mobile computing device supplies a location.
Salesforce.com, Inc.


06/02/16
20160154641 

Recommending native applications


In one implementation, a computer-implemented method includes accessing, by a computer system, information that describes use of one or more computer-based services by a particular user from one or more computing devices that are associated with the particular user; identifying one or more native applications that are associated with the one or more services, wherein the one or more native applications are configured to be installed and executed by one or more types of mobile computing devices; determining whether to recommend the one or more native applications based on the information and one or more threshold levels of use of the one or more computer-based services; and providing, based on the determining, a recommendation that is associated with the particular user and that identifies at least one of the one or more native applications.. .
Google Inc.


05/26/16
20160150410 

Securely accessing secure elements


Direct management of secure element data life cycles by backend servers without requiring direct communications between a trusted service manager (tsm) and a secure element is provided. A backend server client application executing on a mobile computing device enables users to request loading of application data on the secure element.
Google Inc.


05/26/16
20160148402 

Method and system for extraneous object notification interface in mobile device operation


A method and system for notifying an observer of the presence of one or more extraneous objects on a touchscreen display of a mobile computing device. The method is executed in a processor of the mobile computing device, the device including a memory storing instructions, a display screen including a set of touch sensors, the processor being capable of inferring a presence of an extraneous object on the display screen based on an interaction with the set of touch sensors, the method comprising determining a spatial area around an interaction in response to an inference that an extraneous object is present on the display screen; rendering a perimeter of the spatial area, the perimeter being superposed over an underlying text content portion shown on the display screen; and displaying a notification indicator configured to include the boundary and the underlying text content portion..
Kobo Incorporated


05/26/16
20160148292 

Computer vision product recognition


A system for computer-aided visual recognition of products may be used by a customer operating a mobile computing device having a camera. A customer can direct the camera at a targeted product for which the customer desires to purchase or learn information.
Wal-mart Stores, Inc.


05/26/16
20160148267 

Systems and methods for traffic monitoring and analysis


A method of travel analytics can include: detecting a signal of a first mobile computing device (mcd) at a first location with a first signal tracker; obtaining real time travel data about the first mcd from the signal received by the first signal tracker; accessing a database having historical travel data for the first mcd; and comparing the historical travel data with the real time travel data for the first mcd to determine travel data for the first mcd. The method can include determining a mode of travel of the first mcd based on the travel data for the first mcd.
Blyncsy, Inc.


05/26/16
20160148147 

Alert notification


A system for alerting an employee or agent of a retailer regarding an unfavorable condition may include the use of computer-aided visual recognition of products to aid in identifying the location of the unfavorable condition. A user can direct a mobile computing device camera at one or more targeted products displayed on store shelves.
Wal-mart Stores, 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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