|| List of recent Portable Electronic Device-related patents
| Editing interface|
A portable electronic device displays icons (e.g., graphical objects) in one or more regions of a user interface of a touch-sensitive display, and detects user input specifying an exchange of positions of icons in the user interface. In some aspects, the respective positions of two icons in a user interface can be selected to exchange positions in the one or more regions of the user interface, and one or both icons can change their visual appearance to indicate their selection status..
| Social networking system for users having portable electronic devices with gps capabilities and its associated method of operation|
A system and method of operating a social network for individuals who have portable electronic devices that can calculate location using gps signals. A website is provided.
| Method and terminal for game data communication|
A method for controlling game data communication between portable electronic devices includes receiving one or more performance parameters from multiple portable electronic devices as slave devices. The method also includes determining whether the portable electronic device satisfies performance criteria with respect to the multiple portable electronic devices.
| Portable electronic device, touch operation processing method, and program|
In a portable electronic device, time and effort of a user is reduced while performing mode switching that reflects the user's intention. The portable electronic device includes a first touch sensor, a second touch sensor, and a processing unit which performs a first process when the first touch sensor detects a touch operation and performs a second process related to the first process in place of the first process when the first touch sensor detects the touch operation and the second touch sensor detects a touch operation..
| Data transport in portable electronic devices|
The described embodiments relate generally to a dielectric wave guide interconnect for an electronic device including a first routing circuit, a second routing circuit, and a dielectric wave guide coupling the first routing circuit to the second routing circuit. The interconnect may also include a first coupling element securing a first end of the dielectric wave guide proximal to the first routing circuit and a conductive element to insulate the dielectric wave guide from radio-frequency (rf) signals.
| Portable electronic device with breath analzer|
A breath analyzer is described with at least one chemical sensor sensitive to the concentration of a component in a sample of exhaled breath including a compensator for compensating for the effect of variations in the amount of exhaled breath between the user and the sensor location with the chemical sensor being integrated into a portable electronic device, particularly with the sensor being located in an air duct with an opening to the exterior of the housing of the analyser with the total area of the opening being sufficiently small to restrict effectively mass transport between the exterior and the sensor and/or wherein the compensation includes the compensation for different responses of sensors.. .
| Portable electronic device for wearing at the ear and a method of operating a portable electronic device|
A portable electronic device (100) comprises a fuel cell (101) and a boost converter (102), wherein said boost converter (102) is adapted for boosting the fuel cell voltage to a level suitable to power the portable electronic device (100) and wherein said boost converter (102) is powered by said fuel cell (101). The invention also provides a method of operating a portable electronic device..
| Determining parameters of an access point|
A method and system are described for determining parameters of an access point (ap). In the described embodiments, during a first time period, a portable electronic device (ped) scans for aps on a wireless local area network (wlan) channel.
| System and method for document transmission|
The present disclosure provides methods and apparatus for managing a document. An example aspect provides a method of requesting a document to be displayed at a portable electronic device, including: installing at a computer a printer driver for displaying documents at the portable electronic device; creating an association of a portable account identifier with a unique identifier of the portable electronic device; using the printer driver and the association, to transmit the document to the portable electronic device over a network; and transmitting from the computer the document..
| Method and system for integrating haptic feedback into portable electronic devices|
Methods for creating a haptic effect script for an application and producing haptic effects in response to an event occurring in an application are described creating the haptic script includes launching an application, launching a scripting engine, monitoring a dynamic memory footprint for the application, receiving an indication of an event occurrence in the application, and determining changes to one or more values stored within the dynamic memory footprint that indicate the event occurrence. To produce the haptic effects, during execution and running of the application the dynamic memory footprint is monitored for value changes associated with an event occurrence as defined by the haptic event script and, if it is determined an event has occurred, the haptic script is executed to product a haptic effect signal..
| Multi-purpose interface for a portable electronic device|
A multi-purpose band for use with a portable electronic device comprises a base link, an interface link, and a coupling link. The base link is joined to the interface link by an interface support hinge, and the coupling link is joined among the base link, and the interface link.
Increasing numbers of users across the world are increasingly wedded to their electronic devices, particularly portable electronic devices such as laptops, netbooks, portable gaming machines, smartphones or more generally cellphones. Accordingly the present invention provides a unit for charging mobile devices, comprising at least one lockable compartment, at least two charge points for connection of a device to the unit in order to allow charging, a canopy, and power supply..
| User guidance with mobile electronic devices|
A visitor can receive guidance (e.g., movement directions) through a portable electronic device. The visitor can read an information-containing tag with the electronic device to input location information into the device.
|Portable electronic device with ketone sensor|
A portable electronic device is described with telecommunication capabilities to allow for data and/or voice communication via private or public networks, having an integrated chemical sensor sensitive to ketones within a breath sample of a user wherein the sensor comprises at least one metal oxide gas sensor and a control circuit for the sensor integrated onto a common substrate or package.. .
|Portable electronic device having mobile communication capability|
An example portable electronic device includes user controls; a display; a camera configured to capture images; wireless communication circuitry for mobile wireless communications; and a processing system configured to control the display to display images captured by the camera. An image displayed on the display is stored in memory in response to an input to the user controls, and the wireless communication circuitry, under control of the processing system, transmits the image stored in the memory while the processing system executes a program..
|Single ubiquitous device|
A portable electronic device can act as a music player, gaming device and a smart phone combined. The device has multiple panels each with a display.
|Camera barrel mechanism|
Novel tools and techniques are described for protecting camera components on a surface and/or within an internal portion of a portable electronic device. In one aspect, an electronic device might comprise a camera mount, which might comprise a camera barrel assembly configured to have a camera affixed thereto, the camera barrel assembly being rotatably coupled with one of a front panel, a rear panel, or a chassis of the electronic device.
|Chemical alert system using a protable device with integrated chemical sensor|
A chemical alert system for generating an alarm is described including a portable electronic device, preferably with telecommunication capabilities to allow for data and/or voice communication via private or public networks, and at least one chemical sensor integrated with the housing of the portable device and controlled by a chemical sensor processing unit, further comprising an alert discriminator receiving input based on measurements of the chemical sensor, performing a test on the input and based on an outcome of the test initiating the transfer of measurements of the chemical sensor to a remote processing facility.. .
|Automatic portable electronic device configuration|
A network- and/or client-side device configuration system facilitates automatic configuration of portable electronic devices. Predetermined configuration parameters for a particular portable electronic device are generated and stored.
|System and method for charging an energy source of a portable electronic device|
A method and system to charge efficiently and safely batteries that power an electronic device and are comprised in an electronic device. The method and system performs measurement of electrical currents flowing in different branches of an electrical circuit that comprises the batteries and determines if there if there is a battery connection fault.
|Portable electronic apparatus, containing device, containing device identifying method, and identification system thereof|
A portable electronic apparatus, a containing device, a containing device identifying method, and an identification system thereof are disclosed. The portable electronic apparatus is disposed in the containing device, wherein the containing device has an identification unit.
|Portable electronic device with improved chemical sampling|
A portable electronic device and a related methods are described using an integrated chemical sensor linked to a chemical sensor processing unit and being sensitive to the concentration of a component in a sample of air and one or more contextual sensors not including chemical, temperature and humidity sensors, wherein output from the contextual sensors is linked to a local or remote interpretation processor generating a constraint or correlation set transferred to the chemical sensor processing unit for use in determining a result of a chemical measurement as performed by the chemical sensor.. .
|Portable electronic device and multi-device integration method thereof|
A portable electronic device and a multi-device integration method thereof are disclosed. A processor of the portable electronic device executing program codes of multi-device integration.
|Media data exchange transfer or delivery for portable electronic devices|
Methods and systems that facilitate data delivery to electronic devices are disclosed. One aspect pertains to data delivery to electronic devices that are portable, such as, mobile devices.
|Authentication of a chemical sensor in a portable electronic device|
A chemical sensor (11) of a portable electronic device (1) is authenticated by reading a cryptographic sensor identifier from a memory of the chemical sensor and transmitting sensor-related data from the portable electronic device to a remote evaluation unit (6), the sensor-related data comprising the cryptographic sensor identifier. The sensor-related data may be transmitted in encrypted form.
|Portable electronic device|
A portable computer device includes a host having a target member, a display device pivoted to the host, a pivot member pivoted to the display device, an optical device connected to the pivot member, and a driving device. The driving device is disposed on the display device and includes a circuit board electrically connected to the host and the optical device, an angle obtaining unit and a driving unit installed on the circuit board, and a processing unit installed on the circuit board and electrically connected to the driving unit and the angle obtaining unit.
|Portable electronic device capable of lifting a host module as a display module rotates relative to the host module|
A portable electronic device includes a host module, a display module pivoted to the host module, a pivoting component and a lifting mechanism. The pivoting component is driven by the display module to rotate simultaneously.
|Optical proximity sensor system having reduced sensitivity to distinct near-field optical effects|
A portable electronic device including a proximity sensing device having an emitter and a detector. The electronic device further including a housing for containing the proximity sensing device which includes an optical interface forming a face of the housing through which radiation between the emitter and the detector pass.
|Accessory enclosure and input device|
The present invention is generally directed to a case for portable electronic devices. The case includes a body having a receiving portion for releasably receiving a portable electronic device.
An antenna, a portable electronic device incorporating an antenna and a method of operation are provided. The antenna includes a first radiator extending from a first end configured to be coupled to radio frequency circuitry to a second end that is electrically open.
|Charging station for portable electronic devices|
A charging station for portable electronic devices includes a base having a substantially vertical and forward facing wall and at least one suction cup secured to the wall to temporarily secure the portable electronic devices to the wall in a position that the portable electronic devices can be viewed and operated while recharging. When more than one suction cup is provided they can be secured in laterally spaced-apart positions so that multiple portable electronic devices can be secured side-by-side for recharging or more than one suction cup can secure a portable electronic device.
|Portable electronic device|
A portable electronic device includes first and second device units and at least one hinge assembly configured to pivotably connect the second device unit to the first device unit. The hinge assembly includes a first fixing unit configured to be fixed to the first device unit, a second fixing unit configured to be fixed to the second device unit, a plurality of shaft members configured to be arranged in parallel with one another and to include first and second outer shaft members respectively mounted on the first and second fixing units and a plurality of inner shaft members arranged between the first and second outer shaft members, and a gear unit mounted on the shaft members to connect the plurality of shaft members with one another through a gear mesh..
The present disclosure provides an ionic ring comprising a number of piezoelectric elements, a piezoelectric device including the ionic ring, and a piezoelectric generator including the ionic ring and host devices incorporating the piezoelectric generator. The piezoelectric generator can be used to generate energy on a portable electronic device in response to mechanical deformation.
|Protective case having elastically deformable air chambers for impact reduction|
The present invention is to provide a. Protective case having elastically deformable air chambers for impact reduction, which is made of an elastically deformable material and includes at least four lateral walls and at least four outer curved walls each connecting adjacent lateral wails, such that the outer curved wails and the lateral walls jointly form and enclose a receiving space.
|Protective cover for portable eletronic device|
A protective cover for a portable electronic device includes a main body and a plurality of cushioning structures. The main body is configured to receive the portable electronic device.
|Neck harness sling hand free reversible desk|
The present invention relates generally to a portable support plane, and more particularly to a neck harness sling that goes on a user's neck and suspends a rectangular reversible plane that provides a hands free, stable surface that supports portable electronic devices including but not limited to tablets and smartphones, or legal pads about a user's neck for convenient writing, typing or texting while walking, sitting, standing or reclining.. .
|Controlling refrigeration appliances with a portable electronic device|
A method of interacting with a refrigeration appliance using a portable electronic device, wherein the refrigeration appliance comprises a refrigeration system comprising one or more refrigeration components and a controller adapted to control the one or more refrigeration components and wherein the portable electronic device comprises an application for interacting with the controller of the refrigeration appliance. The method comprising the steps of positioning the portable electronic device in proximity to the refrigeration appliance, establishing a wireless communication connection between the refrigeration appliance and the portable electronic device, and displaying information on the portable electronic device corresponding to the refrigeration appliance to which the portable electronic device is connected..
|System and method for interacting with a program guide displayed on a portable electronic device|
A method for controlling the operation of a plurality of consumer electronic devices by displaying a plurality of broadcast channel identifiers each corresponding to a broadcast channel in a display of a controlling device adapted to command at least channel tuning operations of the plurality of consumer electronic devices. Input is accepted into the controlling device that functions to designate one of the plurality of broadcast channel identifiers and the controlling device uses the designation of the one of the plurality of broadcast channel identifiers to cause a transmission of a wireless signal from the controlling device to a one of the plurality of consumer electronic devices to thereby cause the one of the plurality of consumer electronic devices to tune to the broadcast channel corresponding to the designated one of the plurality of broadcast channel identifiers.
|Portable electronic device adapted to provide an improved attitude matrix|
According to one aspect, a method of determining an attitude matrix on a portable electronic device. The method includes determining a first attitude matrix gradient using data from at least one of an accelerometer and a magnetometer, determining a second attitude matrix gradient using data from a gyroscope, fusing the first attitude matrix gradient and the second attitude matrix gradient based on a mixing coefficient to generate a fused gradient, and based on the fused gradient, updating a fine attitude matrix for the portable electronic device..
|Portable electronic device having heart rate monitoring function|
A portable electronic device includes an infrared touch screen and a processor. The infrared touch screen includes a detection unit, a filter unit, and a signal conversion unit.
|Portable electronic device|
A portable electronic device includes a main body, a motherboard, at least one connector, and at least one external graphics card module. The motherboard is disposed within the main body and equipped without a built-in graphics chip.
|Detachable rotary extended keyboard plate|
The present invention provides a detachable rotary extended keyboard plate, which includes a sleeve member, and the sleeve member includes: a bottom plate having one end formed with an engaging sheet, after the engaging sheet is rotated, the additional space formed on the bottom plate allows a portable electronic device to stand in a multi-angle manner; a support sheet; a combination sheet; at least a first fasten device disposed on the engaging sheet or the combination sheet; and at least a second fasten device disposed on the keyboard and corresponding to the location where the first fasten device is disposed, the second fasten device is able to be combined with the first fasten device for enabling the keyboard to be fastened on the engaging sheet.. .
|Method of unlocking and subsequent application launch in portable electronic device via orientation sensing|
An apparatus and method for unlocking in a portable electronic device via orientation sensing are provided. The device includes a display screen and at least one orientation sensor.
|Portable electronic device with protection against electrostatic discharge|
The present invention relates to a portable electronic device with static charge protection, which is particularly suitable for use in areas exposed to explosion hazards and not limited in its functions therein. The portable electronic device comprises a transmission module having an antenna, and a housing, accommodating the transmission module and the antenna, wherein at least part of the housing has such a frame structure of frame elements of anti-static material with areas of another material placed there in-between that the radiation of the antenna goes essentially through the areas and not through the frame elements of anti-static material..
|Method and system of electronic monitoring|
Gps data can be transmitted from a portable electronic device to a central database using either a cellular network or a satellite rf network. Multiple embodiments are capable of executing tools and techniques that automatically determine the network appropriate for given conditions, maximize gps data transmission coverage, and minimize cost.
|Portable electronic device with integrated chemical sensor and method of operating thereof|
A portable electronic device and related methods are described using an integrated chemical sensor linked to a chemical sensor processing unit and being sensitive to the concentration of a component in a sample of air and further including an operating system providing instructions for the control of the portable device, wherein the chemical processing unit uses under operating conditions a first set of instructions and a second set of instructions stored within the portable device, wherein the first set of instructions is part of the operating system level of instructions and the second set of instructions is part of a user of instructions with the second set of instructions being linked to the operating system via a plugin interface and wherein the second set of instructions is communicated to the portable device from a remote computing system based on access to measurements and/or operating conditions of the chemical sensor.. .
|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.