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 Method and  protecting data in a portable electronic device patent thumbnailMethod and protecting data in a portable electronic device
Data in a portable electronic device is protected by using external and internal status detection means to determine if the device is misplaced, lost, or stolen. The device then takes, singly or in combination, one of several actions to protect the data on the device, including declaring its location to an owner or service provider, locking the device or specific functions of the device to disable all data retrieval functionality, erasing or overwriting all the stored data in the device or, where the data has been stored in the device in an encrypted format, destroying an internally-stored encryption key, thereby preventing unauthorized access to the encrypted data in the device..
Applied Minds, Llc


 Method and  selectively providing real-time status for portable devices patent thumbnailMethod and selectively providing real-time status for portable devices
One aspect of the present invention discloses a network device containing my-status application capable of handling real-time user status using a portable electronic device (“ped”). A process of ped is able to collect a geographic location associated with the ped from an onboard location module.

 System and  providing secure access to a wireless network patent thumbnailSystem and providing secure access to a wireless network
A system and method are disclosed for controlling access by a portable electronic device (ped) to a wireless network. A near field communications (nfc) tag is affixed to each authorized ped.
The Boeing Company


 Acoustic assembly for an electronic device patent thumbnailAcoustic assembly for an electronic device
A portable electronic device may have acoustic ports such as microphone and speaker ports. Acoustic devices such as microphones and speakers may be associated with the acoustic ports.
Apple Inc.


 Near field communication system, and  operating same patent thumbnailNear field communication system, and operating same
The present inventions, in one aspect, are directed to a system comprising a portable sensor device including a housing having a physical size/shape that is adapted to couple to a user's body, an identification tag including identification data which is associated with the sensor device and an identification tag transmitter to responsively and wirelessly transmit the identification data according to a first communication protocol. The system further includes a portable electronic device including an identification tag receiver to wirelessly receive the identification data of the identification tag according to the first communication protocol, transceiver circuitry to wirelessly and responsively communicate with the sensor device according to a second communication protocol, and processing circuitry to instruct the transceiver circuitry, after receiving the identification data, to wirelessly request, from the sensor device the sensor data and/or data which is representative of the sensor data..
Fitbit, Inc.


 Embedded power converting device and power conversion system using same patent thumbnailEmbedded power converting device and power conversion system using same
A power conversion system is disclosed. The power conversion system comprises a portable electronic device and an embedded power converting device.
Delta Electronics, Inc.


 Ambient light context-aware display patent thumbnailAmbient light context-aware display
Embodiments are disclosed that relate to modifying a display of a portable electronic device to account for ambient light. For example, one disclosed embodiment provides a method comprising determining an ambient light history including a plurality of ambient light color conditions sensed over a duration of device operation by an ambient light sensor, reading a display-ready image having a plurality of pixels from an image source, adjusting a manner in which the display-ready image is displayed by color-shifting at least a subset of the plurality of pixels based on the plurality of ambient light color conditions in the ambient light history to thereby generate a color-modified image, and displaying the color-modified image on the display of the portable electronic device..
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


 Touch-sensitive remote control with visual feedback patent thumbnailTouch-sensitive remote control with visual feedback
An audio/video (a/v) hub provides feedback to a user of a portable electronic device with a touch-sensitive display (such as a cellular telephone) that is used as a wireless remote control for an audio/video (a/v) display device, the a/v hub and/or a consumer-electronic device. In particular, when the a/v hub receives, from the portable electronic device, user-interface activity information associated with a user interface displayed on a touch-sensitive display, the a/v hub generates visual feedback based on the user-interface activity information.
Eva Automation, Inc.


 Portable electronic device including touch-sensitive display and  controlling selection of information patent thumbnailPortable electronic device including touch-sensitive display and controlling selection of information
A method of selecting information on a touch-sensitive display includes displaying the information on the touch-sensitive display, detecting a first touch at a first location on the touch-sensitive display, and identifying delimiters in the information displayed on the touch-sensitive display and displaying a graphical selection element including control delimiters that correspond to the delimiters identified in the information displayed. The method also includes, in response to detecting a second touch that begins at a second location associated with the graphical selection element and moves generally along the graphical selection element, identifying a nearest one of the control delimiters displayed in the graphical selection element to the second touch, and selecting information from the first location to one of the delimiters identified in the information displayed that corresponds to the identified nearest one of the control delimiters displayed in the graphical selection element..
Blackberry Limited


 Portable electronic device, control method, and computer program patent thumbnailPortable electronic device, control method, and computer program
A portable electronic device includes a first chassis and a second chassis, each chassis having a front surface and a back surface, a directional device arranged on the front surface of the chassis, and a touch sensor arranged on the front surface of the chassis. The device configures the directional device arranged on each front surface in response to determining an orientation of each front surface to a user.
Lenovo (singapore) Pte. Ltd.


Portable electronic device including keyboard and controlling same

An electronic device includes a plurality of keycaps, first magnets disposed on an underside of the keycaps, each first magnet of the plurality of first magnets being associated with a respective one of the keycaps and moveable therewith relative to the back of the device, and electromagnets disposed between the back of the keyboard and the first magnets, each electromagnet being associated with a respective one of the first magnets and a respective one of the keycaps. The electronic device also includes a controller coupled to the electromagnets to control each electromagnet to maintain a magnetic field to repel the first magnet and to reverse the polarity in response to detecting an external applied force on the keycap that meets a threshold value to facilitate movement of the respective keycap from a first position, toward the back of the keyboard, to a second position..
Blackberry Limited

Portable electronic device and miniaturization rechargeable capacitive stylus thereof

A portable electronic device uses a miniaturization rechargeable capacitive stylus including a pen-shaped metal casing structure, a support structure, a circuit substrate, a sensor module, a pen head structure, an electrical connector structure, and a power supply component. The pen-shaped metal casing structure has a retaining convex portion.
Waltop International Corporation

Altering sampling rate to thwart attacks that involve analyzing hardware sensor output

A hardware sensor and a hardware user-input component are integrated in a portable electronic device. The hardware sensor is operable to produce hardware sensor output indicative of orientation or motion or both of the device within its environment.
Blackberry Limited

Portable electronic device

When image data is displayed on the display portion of a conventional mobile telephone, characters cannot be displayed thereon, and thus the image data and the characters cannot be simultaneously displayed. In a portable electronic device according to the present invention, a cover member having a first display device (101) for displaying an image (digital still image or the like) and a second display device (102) having a touch input operational portion (for displaying characters, symbols, or the like) are attached to each other so as to allow opening and closing..
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.

Electronic dartboard with scoreboard interface with portable electronic devices

An electronic dartboard game capable of wirelessly receiving and transmitting dart game information from and to a local smart phone, laptop computer, tablet, or watch using blue tooth or wifi technology for programming dart gaming and providing a wireless scoreboard. Also presented is a method for playing dart games for one or more users at the same time using a smart phone for programming dart gaming and providing a wireless scoreboard..

Methods and devices for brain activity monitoring supporting mental state development and training

With explosive penetration of portable electronic devices (peds) recent focus into consumer eeg devices has been to bring advantages including localized wireless interfacing, portability, and a low-cost high-performance electronics platform to host the processing algorithms to bear. However, most development continues to focus on brain-controlled video games which are nearly identical to those created for earlier, more stationary consumer eeg devices and personal eeg is treated as of a novelty or toy.
Personal Neuro Devices Inc.

Display cover retention features for a portable electronic device

An electronic device having a cover glass secured with a frame is disclosed. The electronic device includes a masking layer positioned between the cover glass and the frame.
Apple Inc.

Method and system for securing bank account access

Methods, systems and devices for securing a bank account against an unauthorized access from a portable electronic device include or include using an auxiliary security device and a portable electronic device. The portable electronic device is adapted for controlling the bank account via the internet.
Avast Software S.r.o.

Stereo and filter control for multi-speaker device

A portable electronic device includes at least four speakers spaced apart from one another. An audio processor attenuates a high frequency portion of a left audio signal and a right audio signal to provide a processed left audio signal and a processed right audio signal.
Apple Inc.

Hinge assembly for a wireless charger

A wireless charger for an electronic device. The charger includes a base having a base opening and an interior cavity defined by an upper shell, a lower shell and an inner sidewall extending between the upper and lower shells to define the base opening.
Apple Inc.

Wireless charger for an electronic device

A wireless charger includes a base having a base opening and an interior cavity defined by upper and lower shells and an inner sidewall extending between the upper and lower shells to define the base opening. An aperture is formed through the inner sidewall between the interior cavity and the base opening and a hinge is connected to the base within the interior cavity and extends through the aperture.
Apple Inc.

Intelli-voyage travel

A system to improve user messaging in a mobile device by providing an intelligent interactive travel as a gui that receives verbal and text input and outputs offers to provide travel-related information, offers to provide travel-related actions, offers to send a travel-related communication, or offers to save travel-related information, wherein processing content of the user input comprises analyzing message content to collect travel-related parameters relating to geographic travel path, airport information, air travel route information, airline flight information, flight availability, flight status, flight booking information, flight cancelling information, airport fees, baggage fees, local and remote ground transportion options, local and remote weather information, message priority, channel type, channel availability, user schedule, user time zone, user time and date, user travel-related preferences, type of content, and number of recipients, and saving said collected parameters to memory, wherein the travel-related parameter is calculated using a travel-related index, the travel-related index comprising a numerical value based on travel-related hierarchy, wherein the one or more programs include instructions for providing feedback to the user wherein the feedback comprises a graphical or spoken output from the portable electronic device, said output comprising information linked to the user schedule and one or more travel-related parameters, wherein the user schedule parameter is compared to a travel-related parameter and a scheduling database is populated with an entry that uses the comparison data and, wherein specific customized travel-related profile parameters are set to establish priority overrides where a user schedule has a different priority than a travel-related parameter.. .

Architecture features of an electronic device

A portable electronic device, having a single piece housing to carry operational components having a front opening, an integral bottom and sidewalls that cooperate to form a cavity in cooperation with the front opening. The operational components can include a display to present visual content disposed within the front opening and having an outermost protective layer, a main logic board that extends along a central portion of the cavity having a size and shape that bisects the cavity into a first portion and a second portion each having substantially the same size and shape, a power storage system supported at the bottom wall and comprising a first power storage unit located in the first portion and second power storage unit located in the second portion, each being coupled to the main logic board, and self-contained audio components positioned at each corner of the single piece housing..
Apple Inc.

Flexible keyboard accessory for a portable electronic device

An accessory device for use with an electronic device is disclosed. The accessory device may include a cover configured to overlay an electronic device (or device) or fold to form a support structure for the electronic device.
Apple Inc.

Flexible keyboard accessory for a portable electronic device

An accessory device for use with an electronic device is disclosed. The accessory device may include a cover configured to overlay an electronic device (or device) or fold to form a support structure for the electronic device.
Apple Inc.

Product assembly features of a portable electronic device

This application relates to a portable electronic device includes at least a device housing having walls that define a cavity, the walls having edges that define an opening that leads into the cavity. Component assembly features used to secure components received through the opening to each other and/or to the walls during an assembly operation, and a protective cover formed of transparent material and disposed within the opening and secured to the housing..
Apple Inc.

Refractive coatings for a colored surface of an electronic device

A refractive coating such as a white layer is disposed on a housing component of a portable electronic device. The refractive coating includes pigment particles such as titanium dioxide suspended in a carrier medium such as a polymer matrix.
Apple Inc.

Integrated tool for creating an embossed keyboard component

Disclosed herein is an integrated embossing and injection molding tool that is used to overmold a frame on an embossed material. The embossed material and the frame may be used as a keyboard component of keyboard for a portable electronic device..
Apple Inc.

Configurable shield for hand-held electronic device

A shield for a portable electronic device includes a pouch with an opening sized to accommodate the portable device and a flap. The pouch includes shielding material inside the pouch and on the flap.

User interface based on device-state information

A portable electronic device with a touch-sensitive display (such as a cellular telephone) provides a wireless remote control for an entertainment device (such as a consumer-electronic device). Based on device-state information that specifies a current state of the entertainment device (which is determined by an audio/video (a/v) hub that communicates with the entertainment device) and one or more related states of the entertainment device, the a/v hub may generate user-interface information that specifies a user interface that includes one or more virtual command icons.

Casting of hdmi content

In response to receiving user-interface activity information from a portable electronic device that specifies user instruction to cast high-definition multimedia-interface (hdmi) content associated with a content source from a first a/v display device to a second a/v display device, an audio/video (a/v) hub accesses device-state information that specifies a current state of the second a/v display device. Then, the a/v hub performs the casting of the hdmi content from the first a/v display device to the second a/v display device using a dynamic number of operations based on the device-state information, so that the hdmi content is displayed on a display in the second a/v display device..

Changing hdmi content in a tiled window

An audio/video (a/v) hub determines display instructions specifying information to be displayed on a display in an a/v display device that includes icons associated with content sources. Then, the a/v hub provides the display instructions to the a/v display device for display on the display.

Repeated commands based on device-state information

A portable electronic device with a touch-sensitive display (such as a cellular telephone) provides a wireless remote control for an entertainment device (such as a consumer-electronic device). After receiving, from the portable electronic device, user-interface activity information that specifies a change in a state of the entertainment device, an audio/video (a/v) hub provides the user-interface activity information to the entertainment device and determines device-state information about the entertainment device, which specifies a current state of the entertainment device.

See, do, review, full-cycle instruction performance analysis process and system

A computer implemented education and playbook system, method, and apparatus for providing an interactive, recursive and in situ coaching system. A coach can use a portable electronic device to transmit play information to a number of players via wearable electronic devices, including the claimed helmet apparatus, the play then being filmed and time stamped for subsequent review and storage in a coach's practice plan..

Housing mounting mechanism for portable electronic device

A housing mounting mechanism for a portable electronic device includes a body, a housing, a mounting member, and a latching member. The housing is detachably mounted to the body.
King Slide Technology Co., Ltd.

Electronic device

A portable electronic device includes a casing with a casing pivotal portion and a key device. The key device is installed on the casing and includes a button cap.
Wistron Corporation

System and a self-calculating token vault

A system and method for electronic payment that involves generating and then using a temporary token based on a legacy pan (primary account number) to conduct an electronic transaction. The token is generated by transforming the pan using specific inputs such that the original pan can be recovered by manipulating the token in various ways as disclosed herein.
Sequent Software, Inc.

System and detecting offensive content sent or received on a portable electronic device

The present invention is directed at a system, method and device for detecting offensive content on a portable electronic device, by monitoring communications sent, received or stored on the portable electronic device, and wherein monitoring comprises collecting content data, classifying content data by calculating an alert score for content data wherein an alert score corresponds to offensive content detected, and sending an alert notification to a second portable electronic device to alert the detection of offensive content on the first portable electronic device.. .

Portable electronic device and operation method thereof

Disclosed are a portable electronic device and an operation method thereof. The portable electronic device comprises a body, a barcode detector and a barcode decoder.
Pixart Imaging Inc.

Mobile user borne brain activity data and surrounding environment data correlation system

A mobile user borne brain activity data and surrounding environment data correlation system comprising a brain activity sensing subsystem, a recording subsystem, a measurement computer subsystem, a user sensing subsystem, a surrounding environment sensing subsystem, a correlation subsystem, a user portable electronic device, a non-transitory computer readable medium, and a computer processing device. The mobile user borne system collects and records brain activity data and surrounding environment data and statistically correlates and processes the data for communicating the data into a recipient biological, mechanical, or bio-mechanical system..

User interface based on device-state information

A portable electronic device with a touch-sensitive display (such as a cellular telephone) provides a wireless remote control for an entertainment device (such as a consumer-electronic device). Based on device-state information that specifies a current state of the entertainment device (which is received from an audio/video (a/v) hub that communicates with the entertainment device) and one or more related states of the entertainment device, the portable electronic device may generate a user interface that includes one or more virtual command icons.

Repeated commands based on device-state information

A portable electronic device with a touch-sensitive display (such as a cellular telephone) provides a wireless remote control for an entertainment device (such as a consumer-electronic device). After providing, to an audio/video (a/v) hub, user-interface activity information that specifies a change in a state of the entertainment device, the portable electronic device receives device-state information that specifies a current state of the entertainment device from the a/v hub.

Displaying hdmi content in a tiled window

In response to receiving user-interface activity information from a portable electronic device that specifies user selection of a content source, an audio/video (a/v) hub provides a request for high-definition multimedia-interface (hdmi) content to the content source based on the user selection. When the a/v hub receives the hdmi content from the content source, the a/v hub provide the hdmi content and display instructions to an a/v display device as frames with the hdmi content are received from the content source, so that the hdmi content is displayed in a tiled window on the display in the a/v display device while other hdmi content from another content source is displayed on the display..

Crack mitigation in an optically transparent exterior of a portable electronic device

A cover glass including a center region and an outer region abutting the center region at an interface. The interface inhibits crack propagation from the outer region to the center region and vice versa.
Apple Inc.

Heat spreading module for portable electronic device

In a heat spreading module for a portable electronic device configured such that a heat pipe is attached along a metal plate with which a heating element is brought into close contact, and heat of a heated region of the metal plate with which the heating element is brought into close contact is transferred to a place on the metal plate apart from the heated region by the heat pipe, the heat pipe is configured such that a container is formed of a pipe, a portion of the container arranged on the heated region is a heated portion, and a portion of the container apart from the heated region is a heat dissipation portion that dissipates heat to the metal plate, and the heated portion is formed in a flat shape, and the heat dissipation portion is formed to be thicker than the heated portion having the flat shape.. .
Fujikura Ltd.

Battery charger for portable electronic devices and portable electronic device using the same

A battery charger for portable electronic devices and a portable electronic device are disclosed. In one embodiment, a battery charger housing forms a portion of an outer device shell or a protective case cover.

Cosmetic services access system

A system for scheduling cosmetic treatments comprising: a database of cosmetic salons; a central processing unit, where the central processing unit maintains the database of cosmetic salons and permits end user access to the database; a network, where the central processing unit connects to the network and provides a means for end user access to the database; end user software, where the end user software provides interactive functions with the central processing unit and the database of cosmetic salons; and a portable electronic device associated with each end user, where the portable electronic device receives and stores the end user software. Preferably, the cosmetic salons offer a plurality of services, where the plurality of services includes at least one of manicure, pedicure or waxing services.

Smartphone / tablet stand

A mounting stand for a portable electronic device that includes: a base; a pedestal at one end of a top surface of the base; an arm extending from the pedestal; a cradle at a distal end of the arm; and a audio speaker on the top surface of the base abutting the pedestal. Preferably, the base is rectangular in shape and includes a led light surrounding the perimeter of the base.



Portable Electronic Device topics:
  • Electronic Device
  • Portable Electronic Device
  • Portable Electronic Devices
  • Motion Sensing
  • Synchronous
  • Transmitting Signals
  • Asynchronous
  • Control Unit
  • Conductive Layer
  • Virtual Keyboard
  • Modulation
  • Frequency Modulation
  • Signal Processing
  • Notification
  • Form Factor


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