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06/23/16
20160183069 
 Text message control system patent thumbnailText 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 patent thumbnailPublic 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 patent thumbnailPhysical 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 patent thumbnailTechniques 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 patent thumbnailSystems 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 patent thumbnailToll 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 patent thumbnailVehicle 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 patent thumbnailWireless 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 patent thumbnailRetargeting 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 patent thumbnailPreemptive 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.

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
20160150517 

Managing task in mobile device


A method and an apparatus for managing task in mobile device. The method includes estimating a first amount of resources that will be consumed by the mobile device in executing the task; determining network configuration that is allocable to the mobile device; estimating a second amount of resources that will be consumed by the mobile device when a computing node in a mobile computing environment executes the task under the network configuration; and determining that the task is to be executed by the mobile computing environment in response to the second amount being less than the first amount by a predefined threshold..
International Business Machines Corporation


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
20160150365 

Systems and methods for ensuring data security for mobile computing


Methods and systems for managing sensitive data stored on a wireless computing device associated with a geofence. The system or method identifies sensitive data stored on the wireless computing device, defines a geofence based at least in part on a parameter associated with a user of the wireless computing device, continuously or periodically determines the location of the wireless computing device relative to the first geofence, and modifies, if the wireless computing device is located outside the first geofence, the identified sensitive data on the wireless computing device..
International Business Machines Corporation


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.


05/26/16
20160147790 

Apparatus and profiling users


Provided is a process of profiling a user of a mobile computing device, the process including: obtaining a location history of a user, the location history being based on signals from a mobile computing device of the user; obtaining a location-attribute score of a location identified in, or inferred from, the location history; determining, with a computer, a user-attribute score based on the location-attribute score; and storing the user-attribute score in a user-profile datastore.. .
Place Iq, Inc.


05/26/16
20160147567 

Incentive-based app execution


Systems and methods of a personal daemon, executing as a background process on a mobile computing device, for providing personal assistant to an associated user is presented. Also executing on the mobile computing device is a scheduling manager.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


05/26/16
20160146707 

Collection of field measurement data using a pre-defined workflow


Aspects of the present disclosure relate to the use of a mobile computing device to implement a workflow to be followed when conducting an examination of installed equipment on-site. The workflow may be generated remote from the equipment site and specifies an order in which measurements may be obtained.
General Electric Company


05/26/16
20160146614 

Computer vision navigation


A system for computer-aided visual recognition of products may help a customer navigate to a selected product in a retail store. A customer can direct a mobile computing device camera at one or more targeted products displayed on store shelves.
Wal-mart Stores, Inc.


05/26/16
20160144251 

Systems and methods for determining optimum putting speed and angle


Systems and methods for calculating a path of a golf ball on a putting surface and for calculating an ideal putt direction and speed to cause a golf ball in an initial location on a putting surface to, when putted, enter a hole in a putting surface as described are significantly more computationally efficient and rapid. The efficiency allows implementation of the systems and methods with lower-powered computing devices, including mobile computing devices such as smart phones and the like..

05/19/16
20160142902 

Context-aware resource management for video streaming services


The increasing amount of internet traffic from video streaming services, in addition to users requesting more personalized content and creating/sharing video content, has led to a huge demand for highly scalable and efficient distribution of video content, especially with mobile computing devices. Embodiments provide a network and service infrastructure better suited to these video content distribution and mobility needs.

05/19/16
20160142877 

System and determining a seat location of a mobile computing device in a multi-seat environment


A system and method for associating a mobile computing device with a particular seat in a seating environment. The system collects first sensor data from device sensors of a first mobile computing device based on activity detected within the seating environment.
Qualcomm Incorporated


05/19/16
20160142862 

Techniques for effectuating a near-field communication session


A computer-implemented method can include establishing, at a mobile computing device having a processing device, a near-field communication (nfc) session with a second device when the second device is within a communication range of the mobile computing device. When the second device is determined to have exited the communication range of the mobile computing device, the method can a) interrupt the nfc session, b) determine a reentry direction to move the mobile computing device in relation to the second device in order to bring the second device back within the communication range, c) start a timer, d) determine whether the second device reenters the communication range before the timer exceeds a threshold, and e) provide an instruction to a user to move the mobile computing device in the reentry direction when the second device has not reentered the communication range and the timer exceeds the threshold..
Google Inc.


05/19/16
20160142554 

Technologies for converting mobile communications network billing records


Technologies for converting mobile communications network billing records include a billing record converter system. The billing record converter system receives a data usage billing record associated with a mobile computing device communicatively coupled to a long term evolution wireless communications network.

05/19/16
20160142452 

Managing data communications based on phone calls between mobile computing devices


An example method comprises receiving, by at least one computing device, a first notification from a first mobile computing device and a second notification from a second mobile computing device. The method may further comprise determining, based at least in part on a comparison of the first notification to the second notification, that the first mobile computing device has initiated a phone call with the second mobile computing device.
Google Inc.


05/19/16
20160142244 

Mobile computing device and application configuring same to rapidly provision and monitor services and redundancy in a network


Disclosed embodiments include applications, computing devices configured with the applications, and computer implemented methods to manage, set-up, configure and/or monitor ethernet virtual private line services.. .
Transition Networks, Inc.


05/19/16
20160142174 

Mobile device prevention of contactless card attacks


Technologies related to mobile device prevention of contactless card attacks are generally described. In some examples, a mobile computing device may monitor for electromagnetic signals at frequencies used for short range communications with contactless cards.
Empire Technology Development Llc




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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