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Methods and systems for transparently extending a multifunction device to a mobile communications device

Date/App# patent app List of recent Physical Proximity-related patents
08/14/14
20140226175
 Printing through physical proximity between printer and print client device patent thumbnailPrinting through physical proximity between printer and print client device
Systems and methods of operating a computing system may involve utilizing an interactive physical event between a client device and a target printer to unambiguously select the target printer. In one example, upon such an interactive event, a mutual identification method may be implemented between the client device and the target printer, followed by creation of a secure point-to-point communication link over which a print request may be executed..
08/14/14
20140226171
 Methods and systems for transparently extending a multifunction device to a mobile communications device patent thumbnailMethods and systems for transparently extending a multifunction device to a mobile communications device
Methods and systems for transparently extending a multi-function device onto a mobile communications device. The mobile communications device and the multi-function device can be securely connected utilizing a random code displayed on a user interface of the mfd.
07/17/14
20140201805
 Managing sensitive content patent thumbnailManaging sensitive content
A method, system or computer usable program product for automatically removing sensitive content from a display responsive to removal of user physical proximity from a computer peripheral including utilizing a predefined policy stored in persistent memory for monitoring user interaction with a computer peripheral for a criterion, wherein the criterion is a removal of user contact with the computer peripheral, and responsive to detecting the criterion with a processor, performing a removal action related to displaying sensitive content according to the predefined policy.. .
07/03/14
20140188990
 Method and apparatus for establishing user group network sessions using location parameters in an augmented reality display patent thumbnailMethod and apparatus for establishing user group network sessions using location parameters in an augmented reality display
An approach is provided for causing a formation of at least one user group network session by a first device. Then, the network management platform causes a determination of a request from at least one second device for an access to the at least one user group network session.
06/12/14
20140162624
 Proximity-enabled remote control patent thumbnailProximity-enabled remote control
The invention relates to systems and methods that enable a mobile device to be approximated with an object in order to enable control of the object. In one possible embodiment of a method of the invention, a mobile device is brought in physical proximity with an object, the identity of the object is determined wirelessly, based on such determination, a remote control user interface is presented by the mobile device, the mobile device receives input relating to a desired control action for the object, and the mobile device wirelessly communicates with a remote computer to facilitate control of the object.
06/05/14
20140152542
 Apparatus, system and method for flexible tactile computer input patent thumbnailApparatus, system and method for flexible tactile computer input
An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for flexible tactile computer input. A surface module may define a pressure-sensitive surface, any physical surface, or a virtual surface of a flexible input device, the surface having a default shape, reshaping the surface in response to physical proximity to one or more external objects, including one or more bodily appendages of a user, and restoring the default shape when the surface is not in physical proximity to the objects.
05/29/14
20140146900
 Building, transmitting, and receiving frame structures in power line communications patent thumbnailBuilding, transmitting, and receiving frame structures in power line communications
Systems and methods for building, transmitting, and receiving frame structures in power line communications (plc) are described. Various techniques described herein provide a preamble design using one or more symbols based on a chirp signal that yields a low peak-to-average power ratio (papr).
05/15/14
20140136701
 Distributed control of a heterogeneous video surveillance network patent thumbnailDistributed control of a heterogeneous video surveillance network
A surveillance video broker arbitrates access by multiple clients to multiple surveillance video sources. Both clients and sources register with the broker.
05/15/14
20140135588
 Medical monitoring system patent thumbnailMedical monitoring system
Medical patient monitoring devices that have the capability of detecting the physical proximity of a clinician token are disclosed. The medical patient monitoring devices may be configured to perform a selected action when the presence of a clinician is detected.
05/15/14
20140132763
 Distributed control of a heterogeneous video surveillance network patent thumbnailDistributed control of a heterogeneous video surveillance network
A surveillance video broker arbitrates access by multiple clients to multiple surveillance video sources. Both clients and sources register with the broker.
05/08/14
20140126875
Connector ferrule holder
A coupling including an adapter cap end and ferrule dust cap end is provided. The coupling may be used to store disconnected fiber optic lines in physical proximity to their assigned output by using a method of storing a fiber optic network connector.
05/01/14
20140122519
Food supply chain automation food service information interface system and method
A computationally implemented system and method that is designed to, but is not limited to: electronically sending one or more food service activity information requests associated with at least in part one or more food service activity aspects regarding service of one or more menu items; and electronically receiving subsequent to said electronically sending at least a portion of food service activity response information associated with at least in part one or more food service activity aspects regarding service of one or more menu items, said food service activity response information including description of one or more identifiers as being accessible through one or more tracers, and including description of said tracers as being at least momentarily in physical proximity with one or more ingestible materials. In addition, other method aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text forming a part of the present disclosure..
05/01/14
20140122260
Food supply chain automation food service information system and method
A computationally implemented system and method that is designed to, but is not limited to: electronically obtaining food service activity information associated with at least in part one or more food service activity aspects regarding service of one or more menu items; and electronically correlating at least a portion of food service activity information associated with at least in part one or more food service activity aspects regarding service of one or more menu items with one or more identifiers accessible through one or more tracers said one or more tracers logged as being at least momentarily in physical proximity with one or more ingestible materials. In addition to the foregoing, other method aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text forming a part of the present disclosure..
05/01/14
20140122156
Food supply chain automation farm tracking system and method
A computationally implemented system and method that is designed to, but is not limited to: electronically receiving monitoring information related to one or more farming related production factors involved with farming related production of one or more ingestible materials; and electronically associating at least a portion of said monitoring information one or more farming related production factors involved with farming related production of one or more ingestible materials with one or more identifiers accessible through one or more tracers, said one or more tracers logged as being at least momentarily in physical proximity with said one or more ingestible materials. In addition to the foregoing, other method aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text forming a part of the present disclosure..
05/01/14
20140121811
Food supply chain automation food service information interface system and method
A computationally implemented system and method that is designed to, but is not limited to: electronically sending one or more food service activity information requests associated with at least in part one or more food service activity aspects regarding service of one or more menu items; and electronically receiving subsequent to said electronically sending at least a portion of food service activity response information associated with at least in part one or more food service activity aspects regarding service of one or more menu items, said food service activity response information including description of one or more identifiers as being accessible through one or more tracers, and including description of said tracers as being at least momentarily in physical proximity with one or more ingestible materials. In addition, other method aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text forming a part of the present disclosure..
05/01/14
20140121810
Food supply chain automation food service information system and method
A computationally implemented system and method that is designed to, but is not limited to: electronically obtaining food service activity information associated with at least in part one or more food service activity aspects regarding service of one or more menu items; and electronically correlating at least a portion of food service activity information associated with at least in part one or more food service activity aspects regarding service of one or more menu items with one or more identifiers accessible through one or more tracers said one or more tracers logged as being at least momentarily in physical proximity with one or more ingestible materials. In addition to the foregoing, other method aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text forming a part of the present disclosure..
05/01/14
20140121809
Food supply chain automation farm interface system and method
A computationally implemented system and method that is designed to, but is not limited to: electronically transmitting one or more queries regarding at least in part one or more farming related production factors involved with farming related production of one or more ingestible materials; and electronically receiving at least a portion of response information regarding at least in part one or more farming related production factors involved with farming related production of one or more ingestible materials said electronically receiving logged as being subsequent to said electronically transmitting, said response information including indication of one or more identifiers as being accessible through one or more tracers, and said one or more tracers as being at least momentarily in physical proximity with said one or more ingestible materials. In addition to the foregoing, other method aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text forming a part of the present disclosure..
05/01/14
20140121808
Food supply chain automation farm interface system and method
A computationally implemented system and method that is designed to, but is not limited to: electronically transmitting one or more queries regarding at least in part one or more farming related production factors involved with farming related production of one or more ingestible materials; and electronically receiving at least a portion of response information regarding at least in part one or more farming related production factors involved with farming related production of one or more ingestible materials said electronically receiving logged as being subsequent to said electronically transmitting, said response information including indication of one or more identifiers as being accessible through one or more tracers, and said one or more tracers as being at least momentarily in physical proximity with said one or more ingestible materials. In addition to the foregoing, other method aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text forming a part of the present disclosure..
05/01/14
20140121807
Food supply chain automation farm tracking system and method
A computationally implemented system and method that is designed to, but is not limited to: electronically receiving monitoring information related to one or more farming related production factors involved with farming related production of one or more ingestible materials; and electronically associating at least a portion of said monitoring information one or more farming related production factors involved with farming related production of one or more ingestible materials with one or more identifiers accessible through one or more tracers, said one or more tracers logged as being at least momentarily in physical proximity with said one or more ingestible materials. In addition to the foregoing, other method aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text forming a part of the present disclosure..
04/24/14
20140111894
Diode lighting arrangement
The invention describes a diode lighting arrangement (1a,1b,1c) comprising a light-emitting diode arrangement (1,2) comprising at least two exposed serially connected light-emitting diodes (1) connected in parallel with an electrostatic discharge protection diode arrangement (2); and an electrostatic discharge diverting arrangement (4,50) extending in physical proximity to an interconnect (10) between adjacent light-emitting diodes (1), which diverting arrangement (4,50) is realised to divert electrostatic discharge (s2) from the interconnect (10) to a region of low potential (21,22, gnd). The invention further describes an automotive lighting assembly (3a,3b) comprising such a diode lighting arrangement (1a,1b,1c).
04/03/14
20140093079
Securely joining a secure wireless communications network
Securely joining a secure wireless communications network is described, for example, where a printer or other device is securely added to a home wireless network. In various embodiments, a temporary wireless network is established between a new joiner device and a second wireless communications device which is already a member of a secure home wireless network.
02/27/14
20140059353
Facilitating electronic signatures based on physical proximity of devices
Systems and methods for requesting transmission of a document from a sender device to a signer device, for purposes of obtaining an e-signature from the signer device, are disclosed. In some example embodiments, the systems and methods establish and/or determine a physical proximity between a signer device and a sender device, such as via a handshake between the devices, and a document to be signed is provided to the signer device in response to the established physical proximity..
02/27/14
20140056957
Extended production of nitric oxide from microencapsulated chemical reactants
Methods and compositions are provided for generating and applying long-lasting therapeutic nitric oxide (no) gas from the reaction of water-soluble chemical reactants microencapsulated in polymer matrices. In some applications the microencapsulated reactants are introduced in an aqueous gel, and in other applications they are introduced to the area of therapy either directly or in a medical device such as a therapeutic pad or dressing.
01/30/14
20140032896
Secure communication using physical proximity
Systems and methods may provide for implementing a secure communication using physical proximity. In one example, the method may include transmitting an encrypted first communication including a sensitive information file, decrypting the encrypted first communication to generate a decrypted first communication including the sensitive information file displaying the decrypted first communication, capturing a version of the decrypted first communication displayed on the intermediary device, and extracting the sensitive information file at a user device..
01/23/14
20140024394
Systems and methods for interacting with virtual nodes within a geographic area
Systems and methods for playing video games on mobile devices wherein the elements of a virtual video game world are associated with locational coordinates in the real world and the placing, removing, and interacting with a video game elements depends upon the mobile device's physical proximity to the real world coordinate associated with the video game element.. .
01/02/14
20140004927
Bonus system, a bonus controller and a method of making a bonus award
Gaming systems, controllers, and associated methods are provided. An example bonus system for a gaming venue includes a memory storing layout data representative of a two-dimensional positional layout of a plurality of gaming devices within the gaming venue.
12/26/13
20130345835
Operating element for a household appliance, operating unit for a household appliance that holds such an operating element, and household appliance with such an operating unit and such an operating element
An operating element for a household appliance includes a base part with a projector and a sensor and an operating part that is movable relative to the base part. The projector of the base part is configured to display a selection menu as a function of a position of the operating part, with the selection menu being disposed in physical proximity to the operating element.
12/05/13
20130325664
Methods and systems for providing information related to an item that is for sale
Information about items for sale is provided to interested parties. Potential buyers who are in physical proximity to the item may electronically submit access information that is obtained from an object present on the item in order to obtain additional information including future electronic communications providing updates to the status or price.
12/05/13
20130325640
Systems and methods for delivering tailored menu content based upon a consumer profile
The present disclosure includes a system, method, and article of manufacture for delivering tailored menu content. The system may compare menu content to a preference included in a consumer profile, determine that the menu content substantially matches the preference, identify tailored menu content based on the comparing, and/or deliver the tailored menu content to a consumer associated with the consumer profile.
10/31/13
20130290095
Use of localized broadcast signals to modify mobile application behavior
A method is disclosed for tracking advertisement effectiveness. First information associated with desired advertising information is broadcast from at least one of a plurality of fixed information nodes.
10/31/13
20130288761
Interactive wearable videogame through the use of wireless electronic sensors and physical objects
The invention is an interactive wearable video game (1), in which one or more players interact with physical objects through physical actions/contact/physiological signals to control a video game. The apparatus includes a series of wireless electronic sensors (7 to 16) to be placed in the user's body/surrounding environment, detecting the user's input actions in real time—output result is visualized on a binocular see-through display glasses system (2).
09/26/13
20130254508
Consideration of adjacent track interference and wide area adjacent track erasure during block allocation
Embodiments of the present invention provide a system, method, and program product for allocating a block of physical storage space on a write surface of a hard disk drive. A computer system maintains a write count for each block on the hard disk drive.
08/22/13
20130219288
Transferring of communication event
A system and method for transferring a communication event for example a voice or video call between a remote user device and a first user device, from the first user device to an alternate device is described. The method comprises capturing with a visual motion recognition component a first input from a user of the first user device, the first input being a physical gesture made by the user to indicate a desire to transfer the communication event.
08/22/13
20130219278
Transferring of communication event
A method and system for transferring a communication event between a remote user device and a first user device from the first user device to a second, alternate user device is described. The method comprises capturing with a visual motion recognition component a first input from a user of the first user device conducting the communication event, the first input being a physical gesture made by a user to indicate a desire to transfer the communication event.
08/15/13
20130211917
Local area advertisement management
A local area advertising server limits distribution of advertisements to computing devices, preferably mobile computing devices, that are carried by people likely to be in close physical proximity to a store or location to which the advertisements pertain and likely to be currently engaged in activities relevant to the advertisements. Advertisements from a specific store can be delivered immediately through the internet to people physically inside the store.
07/11/13
20130179525
Identifying users sharing common characteristics
Displaying electronic information in an instant-messaging application includes accessing a first electronic message providing information describing a first user that has an identifier included in a set of identifiers of users of an instant messaging application. A second electronic message providing information describing a second user that has an identifier included in the set of identifiers of users of an instant messaging application is accessed.
07/11/13
20130179524
Identifying users sharing common characteristics
Displaying electronic information in an instant-messaging application includes accessing a first electronic message providing information describing a first user that has an identifier included in a set of identifiers of users of an instant messaging application. A second electronic message providing information describing a second user that has an identifier included in the set of identifiers of users of an instant messaging application is accessed.
06/27/13
20130160467
Refrigeration device with a region for storing food items in a generated field
Provided is a refrigeration device for storing food within an electric field. The refrigeration device includes a fresh food compartment and a freezer compartment vertically below an elevation of the fresh food compartment.
06/13/13
20130148230
Systems and methods for medium proximity detection in a read channel
A contact event between a sensing device and a storage medium is detected by receiving a signal indicating a physical proximity between the sensing device and the storage medium; generating a plurality of frequency bin outputs; comparing one or more frequency bin outputs to a corresponding first level threshold to yield a corresponding comparator output; summing the comparator output with at least one prior instance of the comparator output to yield an aggregated value; comparing the aggregated value to an aggregate threshold to yield an aggregate output; and generating a contact event output if one or more of a first group of the plurality of frequency bin outputs has an associated aggregate output set to a predefined binary value and a predefined minimum number of a second group of the plurality of frequency bin outputs has an associated aggregate output set to a predefined binary value.. .
05/23/13
20130129084
Finding nearby users without revealing own location
A first and second secure location indicators are electronically received at one or more servers from a first portable computing device and a second portable computing device, respectively, operating in a wireless communication network. Each of the secure location indicators is generated using the location of the corresponding portable computing device, and neither secure location indicator reveals the location of the corresponding portable computing device to the one or more servers.
05/09/13
20130117390
Local area social networking
A local area social networking server limits social networking activity to people likely to be in close physical proximity to one another and likely to be engaged in similar activities, even people previously unknown to each other, by only permitting social networking between computing devices that are connected to one another through a common local area network. The server identifies recipient devices for a message that (i) are coupled to the same local area network as the sending device, (ii) are associated with demographic characteristics that match those specified for the message as intended recipients, and (iii) are indicated by receptivity data to be receptive to the message and the sender..
04/25/13
20130103947
Temporal proximity to verify physical proximity
A security system assesses the response time to requests for information to determine whether the responding system is in physical proximity to the requesting system. Generally, physical proximity corresponds to temporal proximity.
04/11/13
20130090888
System and method for proximity based thermal management of mobile device
Various embodiments of methods and systems for leveraging a user proximity measurement to determine thermal management policies in a portable computing device (“pcd”) are disclosed. By leveraging the proximity measurement to set temperature thresholds, the quality of service (“qos”) provided by the pcd can be optimized when touch temperature of the pcd is not a significant factor for user experience.
04/11/13
20130089086
Regional independent tandem telephone switch
Implementations of the present disclosure involve an apparatus and/or method for a regional independent tandem switch of a telecommunications network. The tandem switch processes communications between a long distance carrier and a local exchange carrier through a voice over ip (voip) network.
04/04/13
20130082919
Method and apparatus pertaining to automated functionality based upon detected interaction between devices
Detection of a physical interaction between a first device that is logically coupled to a second device, wherein the physical interaction comprises one of a plurality of physical interactions that involve movement of one of the first device and the second device, results in automatically performing a function that corresponds to the physical interaction. The detected physical interaction can comprise one or more of a physical reorientation of the first device, a pivoting movement between the first device and the second device, a sliding movement between the first device and the second device, and a momentary change in physical proximity of the first device with respect to the second device.
03/28/13
20130078916
Public kiosk providing near field communication services
Systems and methods are disclosed for making content elements available for use at a public computing kiosk operated by a first-party operator. The public computing kiosk can receive a wireless communication from a hand-held device utilized by a second-party end user located in close physical proximity to the public computing kiosk.
03/28/13
20130076424
System and method for reducing cross coupling effects
A device includes a plurality of driver circuits coupled to a plurality of bus lines. A first driver circuit of the plurality of driver circuits is coupled to a first bus line of the plurality of bus lines.
03/14/13
20130066995
Identifying users sharing common characteristics
Displaying electronic information in an instant-messaging application includes accessing a first electronic message providing information describing a first user that has an identifier included in a set of identifiers of users of an instant messaging application. A second electronic message providing information describing a second user that has an identifier included in the set of identifiers of users of an instant messaging application is accessed.
03/14/13
20130066994
Identifying users sharing common characteristics
Displaying electronic information in an instant-messaging application includes accessing a first electronic message providing information describing a first user that has an identifier included in a set of identifiers of users of an instant messaging application. A second electronic message providing information describing a second user that has an identifier included in the set of identifiers of users of an instant messaging application is accessed.
03/14/13
20130066993
Identifying users sharing common characteristics
Displaying electronic information in an instant-messaging application includes accessing a first electronic message providing information describing a first user that has an identifier included in a set of identifiers of users of an instant messaging application. A second electronic message providing information describing a second user that has an identifier included in the set of identifiers of users of an instant messaging application is accessed.
01/24/13
20130024495
Handheld field maintenance tool with process communication tunnel
A method of interacting with a process control system is provided. The method includes bringing a mobile electronic device into physical proximity of a field device.
01/10/13
20130013411
System and method of accessing and recording messages at coordinate way points
A method and system for leaving and retrieving messages at specific coordinate way points within a commercial mobile radio service (cmrs) provider network are disclosed. Users carry or transport interface devices for communicating over the network and are able to record and view messages at specific coordinate locations while traveling in the network.


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