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Date/App# patent app List of recent Mobile Computing-related patents
07/21/16
20160212683 
 Method for controlling relay in a group communication and computer programs thereof patent thumbnailnew patent 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 patent thumbnailnew patent 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 patent thumbnailnew patent 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 patent thumbnailnew patent 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 patent thumbnailnew patent 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 patent thumbnailnew patent 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 patent thumbnailLighting 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 patent thumbnailChannel 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 patent thumbnailPeer-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 patent thumbnailWork 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
20160196519 

Dynamic routing through mobile computing


A computer program product, method and system that includes a processor obtaining data from at least two vendors, where the information includes a service area for each vendor, availability information related to each vendor, and services provided by each vendor. The processor obtains a request from a client for at least one service where the request includes a location for the at least one service.
Mowpay Llc


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
20160182702 

Physical component detection and user interface change on a communication device


A device and a method are disclosed including a mobile computing and/or communication device having an external part, such as a protective or back cover, that is detected by the mobile device. In response to detecting a change in the external part, the mobile device automatically changes the ui.

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
20160179842 

Computerized search dependant on spatial states


mobile computing platforms equipped with sensors for determining, spatial parameters such as position and pointing direction form basis for advanced search systems whereby a search is conducted in view of an offset to specify preferred fields of interest which lie ahead of a user—for example in a direction of travel. User selectable offsets and prescribed default offsets further aid formation of high performance queries which tend to produce more relevant search results related to a user's most immediate interests..

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
20160173752 

Techniques for context and performance adaptive processing in ultra low-power computer vision systems


Techniques are disclosed to adaptively control an image sensor and image signal processor (isp), collectively known as an image pipeline, such that a minimum amount of power is consumed by an electronic device while producing images that can be accurately analyzed by a computer vision application. The techniques disclosed herein can be implemented in various electronic devices capable of capturing and processing image data, such as, for example, smart phones, wearable computers, laptops, tablets, and other mobile computing or imaging systems.
Intel Corporation


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.



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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