|| List of recent Portable Electronic Device-related patents
|Method for updating firmware of a battery included in a rechargeable battery module, portable electronic device, and rechargeable battery module|
In a method for updating firmware of a battery included in a rechargeable battery module of a portable electronic device, the portable electronic device stores a booting instruction set of the firmware in a battery monitoring unit of the rechargeable battery module, and stores a basic input/output system (bios) of the portable electronic device in a non-volatile memory disposed externally of the rechargeable battery module. In response to bios update information that includes an updated main instruction set of the firmware, the portable electronic device updates the bios, including the main instruction set of the firmware using the bios update information..
|Dynamic distributed-sensor thermostat network for forecasting external events|
Systems and methods for forecasting events can be provided. A measurement database can store sensor measurements, each having been provided by a non-portable electronic device with a primary purpose unrelated to collecting measurements from a type of sensor that collected the measurement.
|Devices, systems, and methods for communicating with rooftop air handling units and other hvac components|
A device for communicating information from a controller for a rooftop air handling unit to a portable electronic device includes a wire terminal for wiring to the controller and for receiving a signal including information from the controller. The device further includes a transceiver configured to form a direct wireless communications link between the transceiver and portable electronic device.
|Digital pet system and software product|
This invention relates to a digital pet software product, which comprises a storage unit and a digital pet program stored in the storage unit. The digital pet program is configured to be installed in a portable electronic device.
|Communication system having automated filtering based on mental state decisions|
A communication device having automated filtering based on mental state decisions of the present invention includes a brainwave sensing device that has sensors positioned on a user which can wirelessly communicate the mental state(s) of the user through a signal conditioner to portable electronic device. Subsequently, when the portable electronic device receives signals from a communication system, such as a call or a message, the calls or messages can be either be allowed or interrupted and stored depending on the mental state of the user.
|Adjustable wireless circuitry with antenna-based proximity detector|
An electronic device such as a portable electronic device has wireless communications circuitry. Antennas in the electronic device may be used in transmitting radio-frequency antenna signals.
|Security apparatus with a modular system for accessories|
A security apparatus for securing a portable device includes a housing having a first housing portion configured to partially surround a first portion of the portable device, and a second housing portion configured to partially surround a second portion of the portable device. The second housing portion is selectively secured to the first housing portion when the housing is engaged with the portable device.
|Bouncing case for portable electronic devices and bouncing portable electronic device|
A bouncing case to convert impact kinetic energy into elastic potential energy is provided. The bouncing case has a housing and multiple bouncing elements.
|Portable electronic device including touch-sensitive display and method of determining when to turn off the touch sensitive dispay|
A method of controlling a portable electronic device includes detecting a touch on a touch-sensitive display, adjusting a first threshold based on detected conditions during the touch, comparing a value related to the touch on the touch-sensitive display to the first threshold, and when the value related to touch meets the first threshold, turning off the display.. .
|Real-time quantifying system for use in quantifying input device user behavior|
A real-time quantifying system for use in quantifying input device user behavior is introduced. The real-time quantifying system performs real-time quantification on user behavior of at least an input device operating and controlling a computer apparatus.
|System and method for active charge and discharge current balancing in multiple parallel-connected battery packs|
Methods and systems are presented for charging and/or discharging multiple parallel-connected battery packs in portable electronic devices, in which a charging or discharging current of a second battery pack is regulated based at least in part on a charging or discharging current of a first battery pack.. .
|Decorative object with a charging device|
An apparatus is presented for using decorative objects having charging capabilities for charging battery operated electronic devices (such as portable and/or wireless/mobile devices) in public places. According to one embodiment, the apparatus for charging battery operated portable electronic devices may comprise a decorative unit, a power unit (power bank) comprising one or more accumulator batteries and configured to recharge one or more battery operated devices external to the apparatus.
|Folio case for a portable electronic device with inlaid fabric|
A case for enclosing a personal electronic device with a front surface is described. The case comprises a front with an inside surface, an outside surface, and at least one raised front edge surface; a back with an inside surface to mount the personal electronic device, an outside surface, and at least one raised rear edge surface a surface cover; wherein the front inside surface.
|Dual support flap case|
A dual support flap case comprises a receptacle configured to receive a portable electronic device, a first support flap configured to support the case at a first angle relative to a supporting surface, and a second support flap configured to support the case at a second angle relative to the supporting surface. The first support flap may be a different length than the second support flap.
|Acoustic isolation mechanism|
A rigid removable case for a portable electronic device may have an acoustic isolation mechanism between the rigid removable case and an acoustic component on the electronic device. The acoustic isolation mechanism may be a compressible component that may provide an air seal between an interior surface of the removable case and an exterior surface of the electronic device.
|Portable electronic device having a memory card module for conducting electronic transactions|
A portable electronic device is provided for conducting an electronic transaction with a point-of-sale (pos) terminal, and includes a device processor, and a memory card module. The memory card module includes a transceiver unit to receive transaction data from the pos terminal, a storage unit including a working zone and a hidden zone that stores the transaction data, and a processing unit.
|Portable electronic therapy device and the method thereof|
The present disclosure relates to an electronic therapy device including automatic controlled application of energies along with feedback control using sensors for improved synergistic effects and further the device is configured to be used for longer periods of time for improved and optimal therapeutic results without causing any adverse effects, the device can be used for pain management, healing, fitness, cosmetic and topical delivery related applications and a method for performing electronic therapy using the said portable electronic device.. .
|Method and apparatus for transferring content between portable electronic devices|
A method and device for transferring content between electronic devices are provided. The method of transferring a content file in a communication device includes receiving information related to the content file from a portable electronic device through near field communication, receiving the content file from the portable electronic device through a second communication channel, and transferring the received information related to the content file and the content file to another communication device through a first communication channel..
|Apparatus and method for an adaptive edge-to-edge display system for multi-touch devices|
An apparatus and method for adjusting a display of a portable electronic device having a display unit are provided. The method includes detecting a user's touch of the portable electronic device, determining touch information including at least one of a location and an area of the user's touch on the display unit, determining whether the user's touch is a touch input for executing an operation on the portable electronic device or a user's gripping of the portable electronic device according to the touch information, and adjusting the displaying of a user interface (ui) according to the user's gripping of the portable electronic device, wherein an entirety of an outward facing surface of the display unit is touch-enabled so as to receive a touch input of a user at any point of the outward facing surface..
|Systems and methods for locating a public facility|
In an exemplary method of locating a public facility, a public facility is provided at a fixed location and includes a facility locating module. A wireless signal is generated from the facility locating module.
|Athletic apparel outer garment|
An athletic apparel outer garment is provided for use with a portable electronic device. The outer garment has a waistband formed from elastically deformable material and a carrying space formed between the waistband and an at least partially sheer outer panel.
|Basketball shot determination system|
A basketball shot determination system for use with a basket and a portable electronic device including a data acquisition device, a processing unit, a memory and an output device, the system includes a basketball, at least one sensor carried by the basketball, and a non-transient computer-readable medium. The medium contains code to direct the processor to obtain at least one attribute of a shot of the basketball towards the basket from the data acquisition device.
|Basketball shot determination system|
A basketball shot determination system for use with a basket and a portable electronic device including a processing unit, a memory and an output device, the system includes a basketball, at least one sensor carried by the basketball, and a non-transient computer-readable medium. The medium contains code to direct the processor to obtain at least one attribute of a shot of the basketball towards the basket.
|Device for communicating through the body, customisable with an accessory|
The invention concerns a portable electronic device having a module for communicating through the body, the module including a contact surface for electrical contact with the skin of a wearer, a base containing the module, a mechanism for securing the device to a part of the body of the wearer, in contact with the skin, and structure for attaching a personal accessory or a watch case to the device. The device differs in that it comprises structure for attaching a personal accessory or a watch case arranged on the base or on the securing mechanism..
|Toy play set with multiple modes and a housing for a portable electronic device|
A toy play set with multiple modes and a housing for a touchscreen portable electronic device includes a support structure, a first movable portion defining a housing configured to receive a portable electronic device, and a second movable portion. The first and second movable portions are rotatably coupled to the support structure and movable between a first configuration and a second configuration.
|Method of manufacturing glass fiber product and portable electronic device|
A manufacturing method of a glass fiber product is disclosed. A glass fiber resin is provided.
|Combined speaker and audio jack|
A speaker and audio jack module for a portable electronic device. The module includes an audio jack housing having a tube dimensioned to receive an audio plug.
|Portable electronic device|
A portable electronic device includes a tablet pc, a base panel and two supports. Two opposite ends of each support are respectively pivoted to the tablet pc and the base panel through a first pivotal portion and a second pivotal portion.
|Adjustable and replaceable lens structure for portable electronic devices|
A movable and replaceable lens structure for electronic devices has a lens-mounting body mounted on and electrically connected with a electronic device, and a movable lens module mounted on the lens-mounting body and having a movable mechanism mounted on the lens-mounting body or a housing of the electronic device. The movable lens module has a movable mechanism mounted on the lens-mounting body or the housing of the electronic device.
|Systems and methods for tracking assets using associated portable electronic device in the form of beacons|
The last known location of a beacon associated with an asset can be determined based on the beacon's last communication with a data network. A beacon can be set up to communicate its location to or through a server to a second client used for locating and tracking the beacon after the beacon obtains a wireless data network connection and registers its most recent location with the server.
A computer cart has removable electrical connector management system which may be removed from the computer cart to install portable electronic device electrical transformers, and then reinserted into the computer cart to enable multiple electrical transformers to be installed into the cart as a group. An electrical charging system uses a staggered round robin approach to control distribution of power within the computer cart without requiring the amount of power used from each power strip to be individually monitored..
|Article of clothing and related methods|
A device for charging portable electronic devices via a motorcycle, said device comprising: (a) a connector for a portable electronic device; and (b) said connector electrically connected to a vehicle's battery.. .
|Apparatuses, systems, and methods for reducing power to ports of electronic devices|
Methods, apparatuses and systems for reducing or selectively terminating the power supplied to or the voltage present at the ports of electronic devices are disclosed. Methods, apparatuses and systems for reducing or terminating the power supplied to and, thus, the voltage across electrical contacts of one or more ports of a portable electronic device when the port is not in use may be effected in a variety of ways and may prevent corrosion or other moisture-induced damage to each port, and to the electronic device of which the port is a part..
|Electronic device support for vehicles|
A support for portable electronic devices increases passenger convenience and comfort. The support may comprise an elongated cavity or slot configured to accept one or more portable electronic devices.
|Protective case for portable electronic device|
A protective case for an electronic device includes a cover with a cavity and a back plate that fits within the cavity of the cover. The cover has an aperture that displays either the back plate or an electronic device, if an electronic device is housed in the protective case.
|Locking mechanism of a protective case for a portable electronic device|
A protective case for a portable electronic device includes a top and a bottom that define an interior configured to receive a portable electronic device. The top and bottom are hingedly coupled to one another along at least one side and removably coupled together by a latch along another side, opposite the hinged side.
|Latch mechanism of a protective case for portable electronic device|
A protective case for an electronic device includes a cover and a back plate that are hingedly coupled to one another. The cover has a locking plate hingedly coupled to the top of the cover.
|Displaying area adjustment|
In an embodiment of the invention, a portable electronic device may conserve power while in a normal power mode. The display screen of the portable electronic device may be switched from an original screen mode to an adjusted screen mode.
|Electronic devices and methods for arranging functional icons of the electronic device|
A portable electronic device having two input units, a processor, a memory and a display unit, allows single handed operation for the repositioning of desktop icons and shortcuts. The input unit includes a touch panel and another sensor and movements of the device are interpreted as commands to rearrange the current display locations of desktop items, for more convenient and personalized operations on the items.
|Ic card, portable electronic device, and method of controlling ic card|
According to one embodiment, an ic card which executes a process in accordance with a command transmitted from an external device, includes, a first storage module configured to pre-store an application including a plurality of structures, a reception module configured to receive a command transmitted from the external device, and a second storage module configured to identify, when a write command for writing the application stored by the first storage module has been received by the reception module, a structure missing in the application stored by the first storage module, and storing the identified structure.. .
|System and method for associating financial transaction data with a user's project data using a portable electronic device|
This invention relates to a system for viewing and manipulating a user's financial transaction data and a method for associating financial transaction data with a user's project data using a portable electronic device.. .
|Portable electronic device capable of expanding transmission distance for near field communication functions|
A portable electronic device capable of expanding transmission distance of nfc is provided. The portable electronic device includes a watch-strap portion, a power module, an nfc module, and a relay coil group arranged in the watch-strap portion.
|Methods, systems, and devices for multi-user improvement of reading comprehension using frequency altered feedback|
Multi-user portable electronic devices for improving reading ability and/or comprehension for a plurality of subjects are provided. The multi-user portable electronic devices may include a pitch shifter circuit configured to generate frequency altered auditory speech feedback (faf) signals corresponding to respective auditory speech signals received from respective active microphones, and to transmit the respective faf signals to the plurality of subjects while one or more of the plurality of subjects are respectively reading aloud, to improve the plurality of subjects' reading ability and/or comprehension.
|Visual inspection apparatus, secure one-way data transfer device and methods therefor|
A visual inspection system includes a database storing a wireframe model of an object and a portable electronic device equipped with an imaging device and a display. The portable electronic device is in communication with the database.
|Lanyards for portable electronic devices|
A lanyard assembly for securing a portable electronic device relative to a user. The lanyard assembly can include an i/o device, an electrical conductor, and a multi-ended portion.
|Audio channel mapping in a portable electronic device|
A portable electronic device is provided having an audio subsystem with a plurality of audio devices, each of which is coupled to a logic subsystem via its own audio path. The portable electronic device may also include a display configured to present visual content, with the display being fixed in position relative to the plurality of audio devices.
|Portable electronic device and cover device thereof|
Disclosed is a cover device for a portable electronic device that includes a cover unit that covers a screen of a display unit of the portable electronic device in such a manner that at least a portion of the screen remains exposed. When the portable electronic device is covered, the cover unit is connected with the portable electronic device such that information displayed on the screen of the display unit is displayed at a position corresponding to the at least a position of the screen that remains exposed..
|Portable electronic device and method for activating camera device|
A portable electronic device includes a camera, a first sensor, and a detecting module. The first sensor and the detecting module detect an orientation of portable electronic device and the points, which are grasped to determine whether the portable electronic device is held to capture images, and generates a control signal to activate the camera..
|Portable device with display management based on user intent intelligence|
The claimed subject matter provides a system for enhancing user experience while conserving power in a portable device. The system includes logic to: determine whether a portable electronic device is being held for viewing; and maintain performance of a display of the portable electronic device at least partially in response to a determination that the portable electronic device is being held for viewing..
|Holder for portable electronic device|
A holder for supporting a portable electronic device and includes a pedestal and a supporting board. The supporting board includes a resisting portion and at least one resonator portion.
|Portable electronic device holder for car|
A portable electronic device holder for car includes a fixation base, a clamping base, and a rotating structure provided therebetween. The fixation base includes a cover and a bottom board connected with height adjusting screw pieces.
|Holder for portable electronic device|
A holder for a portable electronic device includes a seat, a receiving member, a thermal pad, and a heat dissipation sink. The receiving member is connected to the seat, and defines a receiving space configured to receive the portable electronic device.
|Method and apparatus for using sensors on a portable electronic device to verify transactions|
The present disclosure involves a system. The system includes a computer memory storage module configured to store executable computer programming code.
|Electronic device and method of controlling smart televisions|
In a method of controlling a smart television (tv), one or more portable electronic device are authenticated to control the smart tv. When more than one authenticated portable electronic devices send a power-on signal to the smart tv, a normal mode is executed.
|Content recommendation method|
A content recommendation method for use in a portable electronic device is provided. The method includes the steps of fetching current context information from the portable electronic device; calculating a relevant ranking value of each item within each type of media files stored in the portable electronic device based on the context information; sorting the relevant ranking value of each item within each type of the media files; highlighting at least one of the items of a first user interface of the portable electronic device according to the sorted ranking values..
|Gaming accessory for a portable electronic device, gaming systems and methods|
A case for a portable electronic device, such as a mobile telephone (e.g., a smart phone, etc.), a portable media player or a tablet computer, includes at least one game control element for use in playing a game on the portable electronic device. In addition to the game control element, the protective case may include a receptacle and a base, which may be part of the receptacle or operatively associated with the receptacle.
|Spontaneous player preferences|
An apparatus, method, and system to present at least one game offering on a display of a gaming machine may include a portable electronic device having a processor operative with a spontaneous interest data application to acquire spontaneous interest data. A memory may store the spontaneous interest data and the spontaneous interest data application.
|Method and devices for facilitating the location of a mobile electronic device|
The invention relates to a user-portable electronic device and in particular one which is capable of establishing transmission connection with one or more mobile electronic devices. A user-portable electronic device comprising: transmission connection circuitry arranged to establish transmission connection between the user-portable electronic device and one or more mobile electronic devices; geographic-location determining circuitry arranged to determine a geographic location of the or each mobile electronic device associated with transmission connection of the user-portable electronic device and the or each mobile electronic device; and log circuitry arranged to allow storage of a geographic-location log including at least a last-known geographic location of the or each mobile electronic device..
|Controlling wireless scans used to determine the location of a portable electronic device|
Described herein are methods and apparatus for controlling wireless scans used to determine the location of a portable electronic device. In described embodiments, the portable electronic device determines if user notifications are currently suppressed (i.e., if the device is operating in a “do not disturb” mode).
|Apparatus and associated methods|
An apparatus, the apparatus comprising at least one processor, and at least one memory including computer program code, the at least one memory and the computer program code configured, with the at least one processor, to cause the apparatus to perform at least the following: when the determined relative position of a first portable electronic device with respect to at least a second electronic apparatus is within a predetermined proximity, automatically provide for an availability status update, associated with a user of the first portable electronic device, for use by a third party electronic device.. .
|Portable electronic device having near field communication application function|
A portable electronic device having nfc application function is provided. The electronic device includes a body, a watch-strap portion and a nfc module.
|Toy apparatus with simulated lcd screen face|
The invention comprises a toy or toy vehicle with an electronic device, including a small portable electronic device, capable of playing audio-visual images to simulate a face, and integrated into the toy or toy vehicle. The electronic device has or is connected to an lcd screen that serves as the face of a toy or toy vehicle so as to simulate the appearance of being alive.