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 Optimized operation of a mobile device patent thumbnailnew patent Optimized operation of a mobile device
Disclosed is a method, comprising: recording a sequence of data sets by a mobile computing device to obtain a recorded sequence of data sets; comparing by the mobile computing device the recorded sequence of data sets with a stored sequence of data sets; performing at least one activity by the mobile device associated with the stored sequence of data sets when the recorded sequence of data sets matches the stored sequence of data sets.. .
Myomega System Technologies


 Live video stream sharing patent thumbnailnew patent Live video stream sharing
Systems and methods provide live broadcasts with real-time feedback from viewers using mobile computing devices. An example method includes providing a live feed broadcast from a source mobile device to a plurality of viewing devices, receiving, during the live feed broadcast, an engagement from one of the plurality of viewing devices, and associating the engagement with a particular time in the live feed broadcast.
Twitter, Inc.


 Multi-configuration input device patent thumbnailnew patent Multi-configuration input device
A multi-configuration input device is described. In one or more examples, an input device comprises a connection portion configured to be secured to a mobile computing device using a magnetic connection, an input portion having one or more sensors configured to generate inputs responsive to user interaction, a support portion rotationally secured to the input portion and the connection portion and effective to assume a cover configuration in which the support portion and the input portion are positioned to cover a display device of the mobile computing device, and further effective to assume a stand configuration in which the support portion and the input portion are position at an acute angle with respect to one another, and an operating system selection key operable to select from a plurality of operating systems..
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


 Methodology for identifying local/mobile client computing devices using a network based database containing records of hashed distinctive hardware, software, and user provided biometric makers for authorization of electronic transactions and right of entry to secure locations patent thumbnailnew patent Methodology for identifying local/mobile client computing devices using a network based database containing records of hashed distinctive hardware, software, and user provided biometric makers for authorization of electronic transactions and right of entry to secure locations
The present invention consists of methods whereby local/mobile computing devices are registered by collecting a set of hardware and/or software distinctive identifiers to be saved in a validation database residing on a validation database server/web server, such that the local/mobile computing device can be used as a digital hardware key for right of access and authorization of electronic transactions. This is done by comparing a regenerated set of hardware and/or software distinctive identifiers with those previously registered in the validation database in order to validate the identity of the local/mobile computing device.
Invysta Technology Group


 Validation database resident on a network server and containing specified distinctive identifiers of local/mobile computing devices may be used as a digital hardware key in the process of gaining authorized access to a users online website account such as, but not limited to, e-commerce website accounts, online financial accounts and online email accounts patent thumbnailnew patent Validation database resident on a network server and containing specified distinctive identifiers of local/mobile computing devices may be used as a digital hardware key in the process of gaining authorized access to a users online website account such as, but not limited to, e-commerce website accounts, online financial accounts and online email accounts
The present invention consists of methods whereby local/mobile computing devices are registered by collecting a set of hardware and/or software distinctive identifiers to be saved in a validation database residing on a validation database server/web server, such that the local/mobile computing device can be used as a digital hardware key for right of access and authorization of electronic transactions. This is done by comparing a regenerated set of hardware and/or software distinctive identifiers with those previously registered in the validation database in order to validate the identity of the local/mobile computing device.
Invysta Technology Group


 License management using cloud based enrollment patent thumbnailnew patent License management using cloud based enrollment
Systems and methods are disclosed for registering a host computing device at a server and registering a lock device at the server via an application running on a mobile computing device, each being provided host keys from the server that allow communication between the host computing device the lock device. Further, the lock device can only be registered with the server if a current registered device count is less than a maximum registered device threshold..
Schlage Lock Company Llc


 Flexible shock absorbing connections within a mobile computing device patent thumbnailnew patent Flexible shock absorbing connections within a mobile computing device
The subject matter of the disclosure relates to connectors for antenna feed assemblies and display coupling components of a mobile device. The flexible connectors can be configured with a flexible spring connector component that couples a mobile device antenna to a main logic board of the mobile device within a housing of the mobile device such that the flexible connector can withstand a drop event, while at the same providing for an in-line inductance as part of an antenna-defined design requirement.
Apple Inc.


 Wireless door locking system patent thumbnailnew patent Wireless door locking system
A wireless door locking system is provided. The system includes a door lock having a locking device, a sensor and a microcontroller.

 Dynamic icons for gesture discoverability patent thumbnailnew patent Dynamic icons for gesture discoverability
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for providing gesture discoverability with a mobile computing device. In one aspect, a method include actions of obtaining gesture definition data for a particular gesture.
Google Inc.


 System and  selecting an audio file using motion sensor data patent thumbnailnew patent System and selecting an audio file using motion sensor data
The present invention relates to a system and a method for selecting an audio file using motion data from a mobile computing device connected to or held by a user, the mobile computing device comprising or coupled to motion sensors. The method comprising steps of moving the mobile computing device, obtaining motion data from the motion sensors, computing from the motion data step data based on a number of steps taken by the user in a specific period of time, computing a metronome beat based on the step data and generating a metronome beat file, selecting a stored audio file having a predefined beat parameter matching the metronome beat of the metronome beat file, and playing the audio file.
Beats Medical Limited


System and secure device authentication


A method and system for secure authentication of a mobile computing device (mcd) are described. Data that identifies the mcd is obtained.
Neustar, Inc.


Usage of software programs on mobile computing devices


A solution is provided for controlling usage of one or more software programs on one or more mobile computing devices. A corresponding method comprises monitoring an indication of a position of each mobile computing device to determine a location area of the mobile computing device.
International Business Machines Corporation


Using automatically collected device problem information to route and guide users' requests


A system and method for providing assistance to a customer of a computing device. In one aspect, an incoming call is received from a device of a customer; a check for identification of the customer is done; an event history of the device is obtained; and a solution is provided to the customer using the event history.
Future Dial, Inc.


Usage of software programs on mobile computing devices


A solution is provided for controlling usage of one or more software programs on one or more mobile computing devices. A corresponding method comprises monitoring an indication of a position of each mobile computing device to determine a location area of the mobile computing device.
International Business Machines Corporation


Multiscreen secure content access


Methods and systems for securely accessing content irrespective of the security of the environment in which the content is being accessed are described herein. In some embodiments, a mobile computing device may determine whether secure enterprise content is being accessed on a mobile computing device.
Citrix Systems, Inc.


Virtual reality headset connected to a mobile computing device


In one general aspect, a system for providing a virtual reality (vr) space can include a mobile computing device, and a vr headset operatively coupled to the mobile computing device and including a screen. The mobile computing device can be configured to execute a vr application, and provide content for display on the screen of the vr headset in the vr space..
Google Inc.


Image processing system, mobile computing device including the same, and operating the same


An image processing system included in a mobile computing device is provided. The image processing system includes a motion estimation circuit configured to receive and analyze a motion signal and to generate a control signal based on an analysis result, and an image processing circuit configured to selectively decrease power consumption for an image processing operation in response to the control signal..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


Providing social impact information associated with identified products or businesses


Embodiments of the invention are directed to methods and apparatuses for capturing a real-time video stream using a mobile computing device, determining, using a computing device processor, which images from the real-time video stream are associated with goods and businesses consistent with a predetermined social impact, and presenting on a display of the real-time video stream, one or more indicators, each indicator being associated with an image determined to be consistent with a predetermined social impact.. .
Bank Of America Corporation


Providing social impact information associated with identified products or businesses


Embodiments of the invention are directed to methods and apparatuses for capturing a real-time video stream using a mobile computing device, determining, using a computing device processor, which images from the real-time video stream are associated with goods and businesses consistent with a predetermined social impact, and presenting on a display of the real-time video stream, one or more indicators, each indicator being associated with an image determined to be consistent with a predetermined social impact.. .
Bank Of America Corporation


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Generation of salient contours using live video


In various implementations, a computing device is configured to provide a live preview of salient contours generated on a live digital video feed. In particular, a designer can use a computing device with a camera, such as a smart phone, to view a real-time preview of salient contours generated from edges detected in frames of a live digital video feed prior to capture, thereby eliminating the unpredictability of salient contours generated from a previously captured image.
Adobe Systems Incorporated


Enabling multiple secure elements in a card computing device


Multiple host elements, such as smart cards, embedded secure elements, smart micro sd cards, or other card computing devices, within a mobile computing device (e.g., a mobile phone) may utilize a host api to enable applications to discover and communicate over a network within the computing device. Applications may discover one another, establish themselves as hosts and obtain a host id, and request communication pipes with one another, as well as utilize a host registry configured to store information regarding host elements, according to some embodiments.
Oracle International Corporation


Intelligent mobile application update


In an approach for managing updates of a mobile software application, a computer receives information regarding a mobile computing device and a mobile software application on the mobile computing device, wherein the information regarding the mobile computing device comprises at least one or more of a location of the mobile computing device, a network connection type, a security bit associated with the mobile computing device, and a checksum associated with the at least one mobile software application. The computer determines whether the mobile software application matches a stored mobile software application on a computing device.
International Business Machines Corporation


Intelligent mobile application update


In an approach for managing updates of a mobile software application, a computer receives information regarding a mobile computing device and a mobile software application on the mobile computing device, wherein the information regarding the mobile computing device comprises at least one or more of a location of the mobile computing device, a network connection type, a security bit associated with the mobile computing device, and a checksum associated with the at least one mobile software application. The computer determines whether the mobile software application matches a stored mobile software application on a computing device.
International Business Machines Corporation


Mobile device docking station


A mobile computing device docking station is provided. The device includes an open enclosure comprising a curved inner surface.
Bpm Products, Llc


Systems and techniques for geofence crossing-based control


Geofence crossing-based control systems and techniques are described herein. For example, a geofence crossing control technique may include receiving a location signal indicative of a range of locations in which a mobile computing device is located; receiving a velocity signal indicative of a speed and direction of the mobile computing device; generating, for each of a plurality of candidate geofence crossing times, a performance indicator based on the location signal, the velocity signal, and a boundary of the geofence; selecting a geofence crossing time from the plurality of candidate geofence crossing times based on the performance indicators; and transmitting a control signal representative of the geofence crossing time.
Intel Corporation


Contextual power management


Technologies for regulating power consumption include a mobile computing device to generate a power profile based on historical power usage data of the mobile computing device. The mobile computing device determines a power usage context of the mobile computing device and estimates a future power consumption of the mobile computing device based on at least one of the power profile or the power usage context.

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.


Inter-network messaging for mobile computing platforms


The present disclosure generally relates to one or more methods for organizing a plurality of remote units or mobile computing platform (mcps) associated with vehicles such that the remote units or mcps may communicate with each other, for example, without routing messages via the backend server. In some aspects, the remote units or mcps may initiate the process by transmitting an awake and/or ready message to the server.
Omnitracs, Llc


Evaluation of composition rules used for generation of digital content


In an approach to evaluating generation of digital content, a computer processor receives a request for a digital content to be sent to a mobile computing device of a user. The computer processors retrieves a plurality of local context information from the mobile computing device, and generates the digital content, based, at least in part, on the request and a first set of composition rules.
International Business Machines Corporation


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 is generated.
International Business Machines Corporation


User authentication based on body tremors


According to one aspect of the present disclosure, a method is implemented by a mobile computing device to authenticate a user. A first signal indicative of a body tremor of a limb holding the mobile computing device is detected.
Sony Corporation


Enabling file attachments in calendar events


Methods and systems for enabling file attachments in a mobile calendar application are presented. In some embodiments, a mobile device may receive a message comprising an electronic calendar invitation and an electronic file attachment.
Citrix Systems, Inc.


Distributed over the air programming


The present disclosure generally relates to one or more improved systems, methods, and/or devices for leveraging the processing resources of remote units or mobile computing platforms (mcps) to offload traffic associated with software updates from a back-end server to the one or more mcps. In some examples, the back-end server may designate a set of remote units or mcps to act as intermediate download servers for a remaining set of remote units or mcps in the fleet.
Omnitracs, Llc


Matrix keyboarding system


A mobile computing device includes a processor and a touch-sensitive display cooperable with the processor. The processor executes instructions to display a character set on the touch-sensitive display for receiving input from a user of the mobile computing device.
Twitch Technologies Llc


Virtual breadcrumbs for indoor location wayfinding


Technologies for directional wayfinding include a mobile computing device having one or more local location sensors to generate data indicative of movement of the mobile computing device. The mobile computing device captures first sensor data indicative of movement of the mobile computing device along a path and determines a series of waypoints based on the first sensor data.

Area-based location privacy management


Technologies for location privacy management include a mobile computing device to determine whether an application is authorized to obtain the location of the mobile computing device based on a determined location and location access policy of the mobile computing device. The location access policy includes policy rules that identify whether the application is authorized to obtain the location of the mobile computing device.
Intel Corporation


Mobile device transfer station


Among other things, embodiments of the present disclosure facilitate the transfer and reconditioning of mobile computing devices. Various embodiments can receive and store mobile computing devices, perform a variety of tests and analyses on such devices, remove or backup the user's data from the mobile device, and configure the device for resale or reuse by other users..
Future Dial, Inc.


Hard-copy signatures using a cloud-connected printing device with a workflow service


Example systems and related methods may relate to a way to efficiently incorporate authentication to cloud-based review and approval processes. In an example embodiment, a workflow service operating on a network may send a request for document approval to a mobile computing device.
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.


Systems and methods for generating and using a heat map of a retail location to reduce overcrowding


System and methods for generating a heat map for a retail location are disclosed. A system includes a user interface of a mobile device associated with a user and a monitoring system.
Wal-mart Stores, Inc.


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Probabilistic cross-device place visitation rate measurement at scale


Provided is a process including: obtaining network traffic logs; matching a set of a plurality of the user computing devices; obtaining an indicator of content to be measured for effectiveness in driving place visits; selecting from the network traffic logs records of network exchanges in which the indicator is present; obtaining a device identifier from each of the selected records; matching the obtained device identifiers to respective matching sets including the respective obtained identifier; obtaining respective mobile device identifiers from the respective matching sets; selecting from the network traffic logs records indicating communications from mobile computing devices identified by the obtained mobile device identifiers; obtaining geolocations from the records indicating communications from the mobile computing devices identified; determining that a subset of the records have geolocations that correspond to at least one of a set of geographic areas; and determining an effectiveness of the content in driving visits.. .
Placeiq, Inc.


Modulating mobile-device displays based on ambient signals to reduce the likelihood of fraud


Provided is a process of classifying ambient signals to reduce fraudulent use of information, the process including: receiving, with the mobile computing device, from a remote server, balance-access information by which a stored value card balance can be spent at a point of sale terminal; storing, with the mobile computing device, the balance-access information; sensing, with one or more sensors of a mobile computing device, ambient signals; classifying the ambient signals as indicating the user is in a retail establishment; and in response to the classification, displaying, on a display screen of the mobile computing device, the balance-access information, such that the balance-access information can be input to a point-of-sale terminal.. .
Retailmenot, Inc.


Performing selective operations based on mobile device locations


A system for performing selective operations based on location data provided by mobile computing devices is disclosed. The system can receive location information from individual mobile computing devices and can detect when a certain event occurs in connection with a mobile computing device, where the event is related to a particular geographic region.
Uber Technologies, Inc.


Device, system, and preventing unauthorized recording of visual content displayed on an electronic device


The present disclosure involves preventing unauthorized recording of visual content displayed on an electronic device. Via a mobile computing device, it is detected that a user is attempting to digitally record visual content being displayed on a screen of the mobile computing device.
Kairos Social Solutions, Inc.


Providing search results based on execution of applications


A method includes displaying a first graphical user interface (gui) via a first native application installed on a mobile computing device. The first gui is configured to accept a search query, including one or more search terms, and transmit the search query to a search engine.
Quixey, Inc.


Search system that provides search results based on post execution views of applications


A search system includes a mobile computing device configured to display a first graphical user interface (gui) via a first native application installed on the mobile computing device. The first gui receives a search query including search terms and transmits the search query to a search engine.
Quixey, Inc.


Generating search results containing state links to applications


A mobile computing device includes a touchscreen, a transceiver, a non-transitory memory, and a computing processor. The memory stores an installed, native first application associated with an operator of a search engine.
Quixey, Inc.


Generating search results containing state links to applications


A mobile computing device includes a touchscreen, a transceiver, a non-transitory memory storing a first native application associated with an operator of a search engine, and a computing processor that executes computer readable instructions. A method includes displaying a first graphical user interface (gui) on the touchscreen via the first native application.
Quixey, Inc.


System for mobile computing device data synchronization


Among other things, embodiments of the present disclosure facilitate the transfer and reconditioning of mobile computing devices. Various embodiments can receive and store mobile computing devices, perform a variety of tests and analyses on such devices, and transfer content electronic content (such as data and software applications) and/or access to such content from a user's old mobile device to the user's new mobile device..
Future Dial, Inc.


Print data retrieval system using graphical codes


The present disclosure is directed to an image forming apparatus. The image forming apparatus may include a network interface, an image-capture unit, a printing unit, and a processor configured to execute instructions.
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.


Soft head mounted display goggles for use with mobile computing devices


A head mounted display system for use with a mobile computing device, comprises a single-piece soft main body made entirely of a homogeneous unitary soft and compressible material, the soft main body configured to be worn on a human head, a lens assembly comprising two lenses configured to focus vision of a wearer on respective areas of a display screen of a mobile computing device, the lens assembly held within one or more apertures formed in the main body, such that an image may be viewed through the two lenses on the display screen. The head mounted display system main body has a retention pocket disposed forward of the lens assembly configured to accept and secure the mobile computing device to the main body..
Merge Labs, Inc.


Concurrent network application scheduling for reduced power consumption


Technologies for scheduling network requests to reduce power consumption include a mobile computing device configured to receive a network request from a network application, and determine whether the network request is delayable, based on execution constraints of the application. Execution constraints may include required processing resources, acceptable latency, priority, application class, and others.

Pull tab design for stretch release adhesive


A stretch release adhesive is disclosed. The stretch release adhesive can be used for extracting an electrical component from an interior surface of a housing of a mobile computing device.
Apple Inc.




Mobile Computing topics:
  • Mobile Computing
  • Mobile Computing Device
  • Computing Device
  • Augmented Reality
  • Smartphone
  • Tablet Computer
  • User Interface
  • Asset Management
  • Communications
  • Telematics
  • User Profile
  • Computer System
  • Transactions
  • Credit Card
  • Authentication


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