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 Add-on auxiliary device for assisting in generating three-dimensional information patent thumbnailAdd-on auxiliary device for assisting in generating three-dimensional information
The present invention provides an add-on auxiliary device for assisting in generating three-dimensional information. The portable electronic device includes a first image sensor and a processing circuit.
Eosmem Corporation


 Portable electronic device with proximity-based communication functionality patent thumbnailPortable electronic device with proximity-based communication functionality
An electronic device includes a housing and one or more processors. At least one proximity sensor component is operable with the one or more processors and can include an infrared signal receiver to receive an infrared emission from an object external to the housing.
Motorola Mobility Llc


 Power links and methods for improved efficiency patent thumbnailPower links and methods for improved efficiency
Among other things, in general, methods of increasing transfer efficiency in a power link are described, as well as power links implementing such methods. Methods of dynamic charging are also described.
Dalhousie University


 Display adjusting system and display adjusting method patent thumbnailDisplay adjusting system and display adjusting method
A display adjusting system and a display adjusting method thereof are provided. These technical solutions relate to the field of display technology, may reduce power consumption of a portable electronic device, and may improve endurance ability of the portable electronic device.
Beijing Boe Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.


 System, methodology, and process for wireless transmission of sensor data onboard an aircraft to a portable electronic device patent thumbnailSystem, methodology, and process for wireless transmission of sensor data onboard an aircraft to a portable electronic device
Monitoring and reporting methods and apparatus include the acquisition of detailed aircraft state and systems data, analysis of the collected data, and transmission of the collected data and/or analysis of the collected data to a destination automatically via a portable electronic device which is carried onto and off of the aircraft by the pilot or another crew member. More particularly, monitoring and reporting methods and apparatus include collecting analog or digital sensor data onboard an aircraft, analyzing the data in real-time, and automatically transmitting the data and/or analysis of the data to a destination including a portable storage device such as a portable computer, electronic flight bag (efb), or smart phone, by means such as wireless transmission, for automatic transfer to another destination when the portable computer, electronic flight bag (efb), or smart phone is off of the aircraft..
North Flight Data Systems, Llc


 Devices and methods for multi bearer network communication patent thumbnailDevices and methods for multi bearer network communication
A portable electronic device comprises a first wireless interface and a second wireless interface. The first wireless interface is controlled to perform a control signaling with a further device over the first wireless interface.
Sony Corporation


 Systems and methods for displaying media content and media guidance information patent thumbnailSystems and methods for displaying media content and media guidance information
A system comprises television equipment and a number of portable electronic devices. The television equipment includes a large display and control circuitry.
Rovi Guides, Inc.


 Electronic device holder patent thumbnailElectronic device holder
An electronic device holder for supporting a portable electronic device that includes: a four sided case, where the case secures the portable electronic device; a handle attached to a first corner of the case, where the handle includes a pivot point; an open position for the handle; and a closed position for the handle, where the pivot point enables the toggle between the open position and closed position. The handle includes a gripping side that remains on the outside surface of the case and an inside surface that abuts the case on a first side, where the gripping side may include a set of ridges adapted to assist a user in gripping and holding the handle.

 Auxiliary apparatus and family smart system patent thumbnailAuxiliary apparatus and family smart system
An auxiliary apparatus includes a communication unit, a voice receiving unit, a voice play unit, and a processing unit. The processing unit receives a first voice signal by the voice receiving unit to trigger a process program of the processing unit, and receives a second voice signal by the voice receiving unit to transmit the second voice signal to at least one portable electronic device.

 On-device indexing of hosted content items patent thumbnailOn-device indexing of hosted content items
Techniques on on-device indexing of hosted content items are described. In one embodiment, for example, a method is performed at a portable electronic device.
Dropbox, Inc.


Three-dimensional object tracking to augment display area

In some examples, a surface, such as a desktop, in front or around a portable electronic device may be used as a relatively large surface for interacting with the portable electronic device, which typically has a small display screen. A user may write or draw on the surface using any object such as a finger, pen, or stylus.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Apparatus and disambiguating information input to a portable electronic device

An electronic device with multiple user interfaces configured such that more than one interface ambiguously responds to a user gesture intended as input to the device. To remove ambiguity, the device may operate in one of a plurality of input modes, in which outputs of different ones of the user interfaces are selectively processed.
Infinite Potential Technologies Lp

Supporting element and portable electronic device including supporting element

A support unit comprising a cover, a positioning unit and a bracket is provided. The cover is pivotably connected to a housing of the portable electronic device and can be received in the housing.
Asustek Computer Inc.

User identification in cell phones based on skin contact

Screen time-outs on a portable electronic device can be customized based on user activity. In one aspect, a sensing component receives data from one or more sensors located on the portable electronic device, for example, skin conductivity sensors and determines whether the user is using the portable device, either actively or passively and also determines the identity of the user.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

Head-mounted display retaining a portable electronic device with display

Head-mounted display systems and methods of operation that allow users to couple and decouple a portable electronic device such as a handheld portable electronic device with a separate head-mounted device (e.g., temporarily integrates the separate devices into a single unit) are disclosed. The portable electronic may be physically coupled to the head-mounted device such that the portable electronic device can be worn on the user's head.
Apple Inc.

Case for cooling an electronic device via an endothermic reaction

A case for cooling a portable electronic device, the case including a housing and a removable cartridge. The housing holds the electronic device and has a cartridge compartment for retaining the removable cartridge.
Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies, Llc

Systems and methods for integrated antenna arrangements

Various systems and methods for radiating rf transmissions outside of a portable electronic device with a conductive case. In an embodiment, this solution includes a conductive enclosure, a circuit board within the conductive enclosure, at least one non-conductive gap between the circuit board and the conductive enclosure, and a radio frequency (rf) connection between the circuit board and the conductive enclosure.
Intel Corporation

Remote control system electronic device and remote control method

The invention provides a remote control system, including a cloud server, a first device and a portable electronic device. The first device includes a transmission interface for connecting to a second device.
Acer Incorporated

Poker-like guessing game

A poker-like guessing game uses an electronic device with a display and an audio generator to display a picture or play music for a predetermined period of time. The electronic device may be a smartphone, tablet computer or other portable electronic device.

System and providing offline framework for business support

A system and a method for providing an offline framework for supporting insurance businesses are described. The offline framework analyzes user inputs in association with one or more predefined rules that are invoked from an offline database for performing complex computations and calculations in an offline mode without using an internet connection.
Cognizant Technology Solutions India Pvt. Ltd.

Controllers, output devices, or televisions supporting voice activated commands

An output device or controller supporting voice activated commands by using a portable electronic device is herein disclosed and enabled. The output device may be a television, a controller connectable to a television, a printer, a sound output device, or a projector.
Flexiworld Technologies, Inc.

Systems and methods for rehabilitative motion sensing

A system that includes a wearable monitor for monitoring movement of a user. The wearable monitor includes at least one movement sensor configured to generate at least one measurement signal in response to movement of the user, and a wireless transmitter configured to wirelessly transmit measurement data generated based on the at least one measurement signal.
The Mitre Corporation

Electronic devices with clips

A portable electronic device may have a clip. The clip may be mounted to a housing using hinge structures.
Apple Inc.

System for locating remote objects

A system for locating remote objects and for directing users to remote objects, and for tracking remote objects such as eye glasses, watches, and the like, the system including an rfid transponder physically connected to the object, and rfid interrogator configured to interrogate the rfid transponder and receive a signal in response thereto, and a portable electronic device in electronic communication with the rfid interrogator and configured to process the received signal and determine a location of the object relative to the rfid interrogator and to provide information to a user regarding the location of the object.. .

Device equipped with magnetic field sensor and using same

A portable electronic device that is capable of existing in a low power usage scanning mode is provided. The device comprises a magnetic field sensor and optionally a signaling assembly that is configured to generate stimuli.
Ringly Inc.

Customizable protective case for portable electronic device

A protective case for a portable electronic device includes a rigid plastic frame bonded to a stretchable rubber cover and a back panel insert that can be removably inserted into a pocket in the rear of the stretchable rubber cover and plastic frame. To position a device in the case, the device is simply inserted into the front opening of the rigid plastic frame and stretchable rubber cover such that the edges of the stretchable cover stretch over the device and secure the device in the case.
Griffin Technology, Llc

Method and device for wireless power transfer

A method and device for wireless power transfer. The device includes a first sensor, a second sensor, and an electronic controller.
Motorola Solutions, Inc.

Portable electronic device

A portable electronic device including a front cover, a back cover and a circuit board is provided. The circuit board is located between the front cover and the back cover.
Asustek Computer Inc.

Battery usage tracking user interface

A portable electronic device having a user interface for displaying battery usage of the device over a given time period, with the battery usage from various subsystems. The various subsystems including at least one hardware subsystem and the battery usage attributed to a plurality of software applications based on activity of the plurality of software applications, while battery usage of the various subsystems was monitored..
Apple Inc.

Portable electronic device

A portable electronic device includes a display, a sliding track, a hinge, and a host. The display has a receiving groove.
Quanta Computer Inc.

Protective cases for mobile devices

A protective case for a mobile device may comprise a frame having a number of spokes connected to four protective corners adapted for holding a portable electronic device. A central portion of the body may include a mounting member, which may comprise, enclose or hold a metallic, magnetic, or magnetically attractive material that may be used to removably secure the case to a mount, e.g., by magnetic attraction.

Portable electronic device provided with a battery enclosure

The invention concerns a portable electronic device comprising at least one electronic module, the electronic module comprising, in particular, a main plate provided with a cavity arranged for receiving an electrical energy source, at least one movement associated with a printed circuit, an elastically deformable contact member for ensuring an electrical connection between the electrical energy source and the printed circuit, and means for holding the electrical energy source. According to the invention, the means for holding the energy source comprise a removable holder made of insulating material arranged to receive the energy source and comprising a removable clamp for holding the energy source in place, the holder being configured to be inserted inside the cavity..
Eta Sa Manufacture Horlogere Suisse

Method and changing an operating state of a portable electronic device

A method and apparatus for changing an operating state includes a portable electronic device determining that the portable electronic device is in a first position for which a display face of the portable electronic device is directed upward with respect to a downward-directed gravitational field. The method also includes determining that the portable electronic device is undergoing rotational motion through a curved trajectory that takes the portable electronic device from the first position to a second position and determining that the portable electronic device is in the second position for which the display face of the portable electronic device is directed downward with respect to the gravitational field.
Motorola Mobility Llc

Portable electronic device, method, and computer-readable recording medium

An object of the present invention is to provide a portable electronic device, a method, and a computer-readable recording medium, all of which are capable of preventing the portable electronic device from being taken away by another person while charging. The smartphone includes: a touch-screen display; a power receiving unit that receives power from electromagnetic waves that are supplied from a battery charger; and a controller that restricts execution of predetermined functions in a case in which the portable electronic device is separated from the battery charger in a state where the battery charger is supplying electromagnetic waves to the power receiving unit, and enables the predetermined functions to be executed in a case in which an authentication operation is performed via the touch-screen display after restricting execution of the predetermined functions..
Kyocera Corporation

Fingerprint recognition system of portable electronic device

A fingerprint recognition system of a portable electronic device is provided, including a database, a detecting unit and a processing unit which are electrically connected to the processing unit, the database including a contrast data module which includes fingerprint characteristic data and knuckle characteristic data of three preset fingers, the detecting unit for detecting fingerprints and knuckles to be inspected of three fingers to be inspected and transmitting a signal to the processing unit, the processing unit transferring the signal into a real-time data module, the processing unit contrasting the real-time data module and the contrast data module to obtain a verification match rate, the processing unit having a preset match rate, wherein when the verification match rate is greater than or equal to the preset match rate, the processing unit determines that the three fingers to be inspected match the three preset fingers.. .

Drag and release navigation

A computer-implemented method for controlling a portable electronic device comprising a touch-sensitive display is disclosed. The computer-implemented method allows the portable electronic device to detect contact and movement of contact on the touch-sensitive display, and in response to the detected contact and movement of content to browse and select categories of elements and elements.
Id2me A/s

Electronic device support for vehicles

A support comprising a holding assembly for holding portable electronic devices increases passenger convenience and comfort. The holding assembly comprises a rotatable front wall and a rotatable back wall that receive one or more portable electronic devices therebetween.
Smarttray International, Llc

Protective enclosure for a portable electronic device

A protective enclosure for use with a portable electronic device includes a rigid shell and a cushion layer. The rigid shell is configured to removably cover at least a portion of the portable electronic device.
Otter Products, Llc

Systems and methods for thermoelectrically cooling inductive charging stations

In some embodiments, a cooling system for an induction charger includes a thermal conditioning module in fluid communication with an induction charging assembly, which includes a dock and an induction charging module. The dock can be configured to receive a portable electronic device, such as a cell phone, that is configured to accept inductive charging from the induction charging module.
Gentherm Incorporated

Systems and methods for cooling inductive charging assemblies

In some embodiments, a cooling system for an inductive charger includes a thermal conditioning assembly in fluid communication with an inductive charging assembly. The inductive charging assembly can include a dock and an inductive charging module.
Gentherm Incorporated

Heating case for a portable electronic device

A case for an electronic device includes a housing for enclosing the electronic device and a removable heating device that may be placed in or on the housing for warming the electronic device without electricity from the electronic device. The removable heating device includes a pouch enclosing a supersaturated solution and a metal disk.
Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies, Llc

Electronic device including battery and controlling same for charging the battery

A method of controlling a portable electronic device that has a battery. The method includes, in response to detecting coupling of the portable electronic device to a charger for charging the battery of the portable electronic device, determining if a condition is met to enter a reduced battery use state, and in response to determining that the condition to enter the reduced battery use state is met, identifying a configuration setting of the portable electronic device in the reduced battery use state, and entering the reduced battery use state by applying the configuration setting to adjust a configuration of the portable electronic device..
Blackberry Limited

A acquiring and processing images of an ocular fundus by means of a portable electronic device

Joining the selected images or images corresponding to them according to the mutual positioning defined by the mapping, so as to generate a single image of the ocular fundus.. .

Application development environment for portable electronic devices

A method for developing and testing an application for a device with one or more sensors using a sensor emulation environment that may allow testing of the application in a programmatic manner. The sensor emulation environment may emulate actual physical sensors.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Size adjustable soft activation trigger for touch displays on electronic device

A portable electronic device having a touch screen for displaying a soft activation trigger. The soft trigger may be selected via application of a control gesture on the touch screen to configure the electronic device and enable various functions of the electronic device, such as bar code reading and capturing rfid data.
Datalogic Usa, Inc.

Electronic device and displaying a notification object

A portable electronic device and method for displaying a notification object in the portable electronic device are provided. The portable electronic device includes a memory; a display; and a processor configured to receive a first user input for registering an object displayed on the display; register the object as a notification object in response to the first user input; and display the registered notification object in an indicator area of the display..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Computing device expansion system

Examples of the present disclosure provide a computing device expansion system. According to one implementation, a docking receptacle is coupled to a touch-enabled monitor computing device and is also configured to receive and connect to a portable electronic device.
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.

Waypoint sharing systems and methods

Techniques are disclosed for systems and methods to provide waypoint sharing with respect to sonar imagery for mobile structures. A waypoint sharing system includes a portable electronic device with a display, a communications module, and a logic device configured to receive a waypoint database from a sonar system user interface or a waypoint server over a wireless communication link, receive user input to adjust at least a portion of the waypoint database, and provide the adjusted waypoint database to the sonar system user interface or the waypoint server over the wireless communication link.
Flir Belgium Bvba

Golf aid including virtual caddy

A golf aid system for assisting a user with a golf shot on a golf course includes a user tracking system configured to determine the location of the user on the golf course, a portable electronic device with a display screen, and a processor. The processor, which is operable to communicate with the user tracking system and the portable electronic device, is configured to determine one or more target locations on the golf course, with each of the target locations representing a recommended target for a respective one of the golf clubs.
Nike, Inc.

Covering, protecting, and positioning a portable electronic device

Technology associated with covering, protecting, and positioning portable electronic devices is described. In an example embodiment, a protective cover device includes a flap that is magnetically fastenable to a surface located on a backside of a portable electronic device.
Newflux, Llc

Heat dissipation device and portable electronic device

A heat dissipation device includes a first casing, a second casing, a thin pump, and a cooling member. The second casing is connected to the first casing to form a first accommodating space and a second accommodating space adjacent to and communicating with the first accommodating space.
Delta Electronics, Inc.

Graphene based mesh for use in portable electronic devices

A system, method, and wireless earpiece. The wireless earpiece includes a frame supporting circuitry of the wireless earpiece the frame includes an extension composed of graphene shaped to fit in to an ear canal of a user.
Bragi Gmbh

Wireless communication systems and methods with vehicle display and headgear device pairing

A vehicle display apparatus for enabling use of a wireless portable electronic device with a vehicle includes a processor, and a display, a transceiver, and memory each coupled to the processor. The memory contains program instructions that, when executed, cause the processor to receive data at the transceiver over a first wireless connection with a wireless headgear apparatus.
Johnson Controls Technology Company

Portable electronic device

A portable battery-powered electronic device including a battery, a microprocessor and a display screen is provided. The device is characterised in that it further includes an integral rechargeable battery-charging unit connected to the battery comprising: a supercapacitor comprised of one or more sheets of graphene or a graphene-containing material; a power module adapted to provide up to 40 amps to the supercapacitor from a source of alternating current rated at 100 volts or above; an output converter adapted to deliver direct current power from the supercapacitor to the battery; and a control module adapted to control the delivery of the direct current power from the supercapacitor to the battery.
Zapgo Ltd

Gaming apparatus supporting virtual peripherals and funds transfer

In one embodiment, a peripheral management device may have a controller configured to communicate with a gaming machine and a portable electronic device. The controller may be configured to: (i) receive a peripheral data packet from a gaming machine processor, the peripheral data packet including at least one command; (ii) determine whether to process the peripheral data packet on at least one peripheral device of the gaming machine or at least one virtual peripheral device of the portable electronic device; (iii) generate an instructional data packet for the at least one virtual peripheral device if the peripheral data packet is determined to be processed on the at least one virtual peripheral device; and (iv) transmit the instructional data packet to the portable electronic device..
Nguyen Gaming Llc

Portable electronic device

The problem of the present invention is to provide a tablet-type portable electronic device that can perform payment by way of a card, as well as having a compact size. A tablet-type portable electronic device of the present invention includes a plate-shaped housing having a front surface, a touch panel and display unit provided to the front surface of the housing, and reading units that perform reading processing of a card related to payment.

Method and processing new message associated with application

The present invention discloses a method including: applied to a portable electronic device including a display and multiple application programs, where the display includes a touch-sensitive surface and a display screen. The method includes: displaying a first application interface element in a first area of the display screen, where the first application interface element is corresponding to a first application program; displaying a second application interface element in a second area of the display screen, where the second application interface element indicates that a new message corresponding to the first application program is generated, and the second area and the first area at least partially overlap; detecting a first gesture; and displaying the second application interface element in a third area of the display screen to respond to the first gesture, where the third area and the first area do not overlap..
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

Portable electronic device

A portable electronic device includes an expansion assembly and a tablet computer. The expansion assembly includes a hinge base, a rotating element, and a first magnet.
Inventec Corporation

Systems for securing protective films to surfaces of substrates

Systems and films for protecting surfaces of various substrates, including electronic devices, such as portable electronic devices, include a liner with a strip liner and a main liner. The strip liner, which covers a small strip of adhesive on the back side of a protective film, is configured to be removed before the main liner.
Zagg Intellectual Property Holding Company, Inc.

Shell for a portable electronic device with a track adaptor

A universal track adaptor system having a shell including a portable device receiving surface arranged for receiving and detachably holding a portable electronic device, said shell further including a track facing surface, a plurality of wheels including a first wheel and a second wheel; a first track adaptor rotatably coupling said first wheel and said second wheel to said track facing surface, said first track adaptor having a specific range of motion, said first track adaptor including an adaptive mechanism operable to adjust a specific width between said first wheel and said second wheel through said specific range of motion, whereby said first wheel and said second wheel can be adapted to interface with a plurality of different sized tracks, as permitted by said specific range of motion.. .
Guesswhat, Llc

Lounge assemblies for supporting portable electronic devices

A lounge assembly for supporting a portable electronic device having a display screen in a viewable position, the assembly including a base, a hood including a wall structure that includes an internal surface that forms a substantially downwardly opening cavity, the cavity including a front portion and a rear portion, the cavity opening circumscribed by a lower edge that has a front edge portion adjacent the front portion of the cavity and a support device supported by the base adjacent the front edge portion, the support device configured to receive and support the portable electronic device with the device display screen facing at least one of the cavity and a space below the cavity.. .
Steelcase Inc.

Portable electronic device with dual, diagonal proximity sensors and mode switching functionality

An electronic device includes a housing, a user interface, and one or more processors operable with the user interface. At least one proximity sensor component is operable with the one or more processors and can include an infrared signal receiver to receive an infrared emission from an object external to the housing.

Handling portable electronic devices

A handling apparatus for a mobile electronic device, such as a handheld smart phone. The handling apparatus includes a base, a first wing body and a second wing body.

Electronic device including display with bent area

A portable electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a transparent front glass cover including a planar portion that forms a front surface of the electronic device, a planar rear glass cover that forms a rear surface of the electronic device, a metal bezel that surrounds a space formed by the front glass cover and the rear glass cover, and a flexible display device that is embedded in the space and exposed through the front glass cover.

Communication of flight management computer data via a wireless interface of a data capture device

A method includes receiving, at a data capture device associated with a control display unit (cdu) and with a flight management computer (fmc), a first fmc data request from the cdu to the fmc and sending the first fmc data request from the data capture device to the fmc. The method also includes receiving, at the data capture device, first fmc data from the fmc responsive to the first fmc data request.

Personal fall detection system and method

A computer-implemented system and method for detecting a fall includes a wearable device with an accelerometer and a transmitter for transmitting data to a portable electronic device. The method comprises receiving data from the accelerometer in response to a movement of the wearable device; transitioning between operational states in a plurality of operational states based on the received data and time elapsed since a last state transition; and detecting falling of the person based on a predefined sequence of state transitions including at least one transition to a falling state having the data being equivalent to zero, where the time elapsed at the falling state exceeds a predefined maximum time threshold..

Virtual players card

A gaming machine including a secondary processor coupled to a player tracking system for tracking game play of a patron using a virtual player loyalty card is described. A virtual player loyalty card can be created by associating an existing physical player loyalty card with a newly created mobile loyalty card account.

Adaptive mobile device gaming system

Embodiments disclosed herein concern mobile gaming environments. Portable electronic devices can be supported by the mobile gaming environments.

Adaptive mobile device gaming system

Embodiments disclosed herein concern mobile gaming environments. Portable electronic devices can be supported by the mobile gaming environments.

Method of providing tactile feedback and apparatus

A method includes detecting a query gesture and actuating, in response to the query gesture, an actuator to provide tactile feedback including information associated with the query gesture. The query gesture may be detected on a touch-sensitive display of a portable electronic device..

Tracking fading battery capacity in a plugged-in portable electronic device

A system for tracking the capacity of a battery in a portable electronic device is described. While the portable electronic device remains plugged in to a power adapter, the system estimates the capacity of the battery by performing the following operations.

Locking assembly for electronic tablet and devices

A method for securing a portable electronic device having a housing to a substantially immovable object utilizing a locking assembly having a security rod or spike formed with an anchoring end separated axially by a protruding end, a locking device with an internal locking mechanism and a cable permanently attached to the locking device at one end, includes several steps. The steps include securedly fixing the anchoring end of the security rod or spike to the portable electronic device upon or through the housing, attaching an other end of the cable to the substantially immovable object and inserting the protruding end of the security rod into an opening in the locking device to actuate the internal locking mechanism and lock the locking device to the captive security rod.

Protective cover for portable electronic device

A protective cover for a portable electronic device, which is configured for supporting the device and for storing an earphone and cable, includes a casing body, a winding portion, a limiting plate, and a support plate. The device is received in a receiving portion in the casing body and the winding portion protrudes out of one side of the casing body spaced apart from the receiving portion, the winding portion being able to accept the cable of the earphone wound onto it.

Systems and methods for displaying media content and media guidance information

A system comprises television equipment and a number of portable electronic devices. The television equipment includes a large display and control circuitry.
Rovi Guides, Inc.

Power-conditioned solar charger

An improved solar charger that may configured for direct coupling to a plurality of portable electronic devices. The improved solar charger is particularized to match or fall within intended electronic devices charging voltage and amperage requirements and contains a port identification mechanism to enable and facilitate “fast” charging modes without the use of an internal battery or ancillary electronic circuit boards.
Sunstream Technology, Inc.

Portable electronic device and ic card

A portable electronic device has a confidential data storage, a disclosure method selection unit and a disclosure processing unit. The confidential data storage stores confidential data.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

Detachable point-of-sale device

A detachable point-of-sale device has a fixed base and a portable electronic device. The fixed base has a supporting base and a connecting base that is tiltable relative to the supporting base.
Even Systems Company Ltd.

Device and gas and particle measurement

A device and a method for gas or particle measurement in a portable electronic device. The portable device includes a housing which, with the exception of an overflow opening, has an almost gas- and air-tight design.
Robert Bosch Gmbh

Portable electronic device and manufacturing the same

The invention also concerns a method of manufacturing a portable electronic device.. .

Protective device case

A protective case for a portable electronic device includes a back frame and a front cover. The back frame has a rigid plastic back frame with an elastomeric material bonded to portions of the plastic frame.
Griffin Technology, Inc.

Image forming apparatus, and position guidance method and image forming system therefor

An image forming apparatus may include a communication unit configured to communicate with a portable electronic device and a controller configured to receive a location-related information that includes information about distances between the portable electronic device and a plurality of beacons, and store a location of the portable electronic device to register a location of the image forming apparatus.. .
S-printing Solution Co., Ltd.

Apparatus for carrying a portable electronic device

A device for storing one or more phone accessories is provided. The device may include: a case having one or more earphones cavities to hold one or more earphones; one or more apertures stored on the case to operate a camera; and one or more channels stored on the case to wrap up one or more wires of the earphones..

Systems, devices, and methods for control of a power supply connection

A power supply control circuit for a portable electronic device is capable of connecting and disconnecting a power supply with respect to an electrical load of the device. The power supply control circuit offers a relatively quick transition time and low leakage current, making the control circuit particularly suitable for applications that require the power supply to remain connected to the electrical load at all times..
Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.

Lightweight, wallet-sized portable power charger kit with removable charging cable

A portable power charger kit is provided for charging electronic devices from a rechargeable internal battery. The portable charger kit comprises a wallet, a charger unit, and one or more interchangeable charging cables, each having a first end connection interface and a second end connection interface.
Halo International Sezc Ltd.

Portable electronic device for the analysis of a gaseous composition

The device 1 further comprises pumping means 95, configured to extract gas from the device 1, so as to control an ionization pressure pi that is present inside the sampling module 7. The sampling module 7 is configured in such a way that the input gaseous flow fi comprises a plurality of micro-flows at a molecular or predominantly molecular regime, at the environment pressure pa, and the output gaseous flow fo is a flow at a molecular or predominantly molecular regime, at the ionization pressure pi..

System and monitoring driving to determine an insurance property

A method for determining a property of an insurance policy includes receiving sensor data from a portable electronic device regarding a driving event involving a first vehicle. The sensor data is provided by the portable electronic device in response to a user initiating a command to report the driving event.
Elwha Llc

Multi-functional credit card type portable electronic device

An embodiment includes a credit card device capable of generating a programmed magnetic field of alternating polarity based on a speed of a card swipe, and methods for constructing the device for the purpose of emulating a standard credit card. An apparatus is described to allow said device to emulate behavior of a credit card when used in electronic credit card readers.
Virtual Electric Inc.

System for data card emulation

An improved system and method for data card emulation involves a portable electronic device that can emulate any one of multiple data cards corresponding to multiple entities. The portable electronic device includes a memory for storing bar code information corresponding to data cards of the multiple entities.
Cedar Ridge Research Llc

Portable electronic device and detachable auxiliary heat-dissipating module thereof

A portable electronic device using a fixed main heat-dissipating module and a detachable auxiliary heat-dissipating module for contacting the fixed main heat-dissipating module. The detachable auxiliary heat-dissipating module includes an outer casing structure and an inside mounted heat-dissipating structure.
Cooler Master Co., Ltd.

Fuel gauge system for measuring the amount of current in battery and portable electronic device including the same

A fuel gauge system for measuring the amount of current in a battery is provided. The fuel gauge system includes a first resistive element connected in series to the battery, a second resistive element connected in series to the first resistive element, a first switch connected in parallel to the second resistive element to control a current flowing in the second resistive element, a second switch connected in series to the second resistive element to control the current flowing in the second resistive element, a controller configured to output a first switching signal to the first switch and output a second switching signal to the second switch, and a fuel gauge circuit configured to measure a battery current flowing in the first resistive element and the second resistive element..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Multilayer textile material and products made with it

A multilayer textile material comprising a transparent outer layer, an inner layer and a padding material visible between said two layers, formed by a plurality of elements at least partially having different colours and/or different shades of the same colour; the material is suitable to be used in protective containers for portable electronic devices.. .
Goose Tech S.r.l.

Portable electronic device

A portable electronic device 100 includes a horizontally long casing, both ends of which are gripped by a user's both hands, respectively. The device further includes a lcd fit into the front face of the casing 10.
Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.

Module slices in modular portable electronic device

In an embodiment of the disclosed principles, a modular device system includes a base device configured to accept multiple modules at once. The system further includes thin modules designed to stack upon one another on the base device to provide extended functionality.
Motorola Mobility Llc

Electronic device and managing data transfer

A method of managing data transfer from a server to a portable electronic device via a network includes, by the portable electronic device, initiating data transfer to the portable electronic device, identifying a network connection type by the portable electronic device to the network; setting, by the portable electronic device, a filter size for data record transmission to the portable electronic device, the filter size set based on the network connection type, and requesting, by the portable electronic device, a quantity of data records from the server. The quantity of data records is a number of data records that is dependent on the filter size set based on the network connection type..
Blackberry Limited

Non-rectangular batteries for portable electronic devices

The disclosed embodiments provide a battery cell. The battery cell includes a set of layers forming a non-rectangular shape, wherein the set of layers comprises a cathode with an active coating, a separator, and an anode with an active coating.
Apple Inc.

Alerting portable electronic device

An alerting method for portable electronic devices, the alerting method being performed by at least one of first and second portable devices. The method includes first and second electronic devices communicating with one another through two different wireless channels, the first channel providing longer range communications than the second channel.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

System and presenting information about an object on a portable electronic device

Systems and methods are provided for enabling a portable electronic device to retrieve information about an object when the object's symbology, e.g., a barcode, is detected. According to one embodiment a method is providing in which symbology associated with an object is detected and decoded to obtain a decode string.

Sports data matching system and method

A system for sports data matching is provided, which includes: a database for storing objective data; a portable electronic device for generating memory data and transmitting the memory data to the database; and a processing device electrically connected to the database and the portable electronic device for capturing the memory data generated by the portable electronic device and the objective data stored in the database and comparing the memory data with the objective data to generate comparison data, thereby facilitating a user to acquire information about the sports state and find virtual sports partners. A sports data matching method is also provided..
Zan Quan Technology Co., Ltd

Electronic device, information processing method, program, and electronic device system

There is provided an portable electronic device including a touch sensor which acquires operation information input by an operation subject based on an operation performed by an operator on an operation surface, a control section which generates a picture image on which the operation subject is reflected, based on the operation information, and an image generation section which generates an image in which the picture image is superimposed on an original image. According to such a configuration, a user can perform an input with a natural operation while visually recognizing the picture image..
Sony Corporation

Portable head-up display for vehicle use

A head-up display device comprises a cradle assembly and a stand assembly. The cradle assembly is configured to support a portable electronic device having a display.
Obshchestvo S Ogranichennoj Otvetstvennostyu "rit Innovacii"

Protective case with stylus access feature

A protective case for use with a portable electronic device includes a protective shell and a cap. The protective shell is configured to at least partially encase the portable electronic device and includes an aperture configured to align with a receptacle of the portable electronic device when the portable electronic device is installed in the protective case.
Otter Products, Llc

Secure account provisioning

A mobile payment system and method are described that facilitates the secure and real time user authentication and activation of a mobile payment account for a user portable electronic device over a communications network.. .
Barclays Bank Plc

Electronic device and searching data records

A portable electronic device includes a display for displaying results of a search for data records, and a memory for storing a plurality of applications and, for each application of the plurality of applications, respective associated metadata identifying a location of the data records associated with the application, a mapping for associating data in the data records with a unified format utilized by a search client, and an identification of filterable fields and the filtering method. The portable electronic device also includes a processor coupled to the display and to the memory to utilize the metadata stored in association with the plurality of applications to perform a search of the data records and identify a plurality of the data records that accord with the search query to provide search results, and provide the search results in a unified format on the portable electronic device..
Blackberry Limited

Electronic control responsively controlling media content displayed on portable electronic device

An electronic control apparatus including motion sensors is integrated in a portable electronic device to responsively control a media content stored in the portable electronic device, in response to motion sensor signals to flip, zoom, displace images/pages of the media content displayed on a display field of a display thereof. Accordingly, a responsive control method includes the steps of: presetting a first threshold angle; sensing an first rotation angle of the portable electronic device to send out a first rotation sensing signal as a rotation of a yaw, pitch or roll of a portable electronic device detected by a sensing module including motion sensors; and receiving the first rotation sensing signal to calculate and determine whether the first rotation angle is greater than the first threshold angle to responsively control a media content stored in an electronic control apparatus be flipped, zoomed or displaced when the first rotation angle is greater than the first threshold angle..
Cyweemotion Hk Limited

Collapsible hinge assembly

Implementations of the present disclosure disclose a collapsible hinge assembly for a portable electronic device. According to one implementation, a base member including a hinge side is connected to a carbon fiber sheet at a first end.
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.

Portable electronic card system and verifying method thereof

A portable electronic card system and a verifying method thereof are provided. The portable electronic card system includes: a portable personal electronic device, a rewritable card, and a writing device.

Power bank system for a motor vehicle

A power bank system is provided for a motor vehicle. That power bank system includes a power bank charging module that is integrated into a body interior of the motor vehicle.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

Branched electrical system

A branched electrical system is adapted for providing multiple users with access to high and/or low voltage electrical power in work areas or high density seating areas, such as stadium or theater seating, work rooms, lecture halls, and public transportation vehicles. The system includes a main line and a plurality of branch lines, each branch line having at least one high voltage or low voltage electrical receptacle that is accessible to a user located at the seating, such as for powering a portable electronic device.

Antenna module

An antenna module suited for a portable electronic device is provided. The antenna module includes a heat dissipation unit, a first antenna and a second antenna.
Asustek Computer Inc.

Portable electronic device

A portable electronic device includes: a housing that is configured to be held by one hand of a human being; a holding detection unit that detects holding of the housing by the one hand; an input operation detection unit that detects an input operation; and a control section that outputs a control signal based on detection results of the holding detection unit and the input operation detection unit. The control section validates the input operation detection unit if the holding of the housing is detected by the holding detection unit, and after the validation, outputs a control signal based on a detection result of the input operation detection unit regardless of the detection result of the holding detection unit..
Omron Automotive Electronics Co., Ltd.

Event detection waking up a portable electronic device and action sensor using same

The present invention discloses an event detection method for waking up a portable electronic device and an action sensor using same. The event detection method includes the steps of: under a normal operation mode, sensing action events by the action sensor with a first data sensing frequency, wherein the action sensor operates by a normal current to detect the action events; entering into a sleep mode; under the sleep mode, detecting a wake-up event by the action sensor with a second data sensing frequency, wherein the action sensor operates by a weak current to detect the wake-up event, wherein the weak current is smaller than the normal current, and the second data sensing frequency is not higher than the first data sensing frequency; and returning to the normal operation mode when the wake-up event is detected..
Richtek Technology Corporation

Portable electronic device

A portable electronic device is provided. The portable electronic device includes a front glass cover that forms the front of the electronic device, a back cover that forms the back of the electronic device, a bezel that surrounds the space formed between the front and back covers and is formed integrally with, or separately from, the back cover, wherein the bezel has a first opening with a first size and a second opening with a second size smaller than the first size, the second opening being disposed adjacent to the first opening, a display device that is located in the space and has a screen area exposed through the front cover, a tray structure that is inserted into the space through the first opening and is detachably mounted, the tray structure having a recess in which a memory card and/or a subscriber identification module (sim) card is received, a first member that holds the tray structure when the tray structure is inserted into the space and a second member that allows a first member to release the tray structure by the press of an external member that is inserted through the second opening, and a waterproof structure that includes a first portion that is movably inserted into the second opening, a first end portion that makes contact with the second member by the press of the external member, and a second end portion that is pressed by the external member..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Anti-theft device for portable electronic device

An anti-theft device for protecting a portable electronic device from theft or unauthorized removal in a retail environment is provided. A shroud may at least partially enclose a portable electronic device.
Invue Security Products Inc.

Portable electronic device with a smart air purifier

A portable electronic device with a smart air purifier is provided with an electronic device body having a display surface, a back surface and a side jointed with the surfaces. The smart air purifier is embedded in the electronic device body.
National Cheng Kung University

Apparatus and enhancing privacy

An apparatus for enhancing privacy during operation of a portable electronic device are provided. The apparatus includes a privacy shield and an attachment mechanism to connect the privacy shield to the portable electronic device..
Confivox Inc.

Electronic device and rendering secondary characters

A portable electronic device is provided. The portable electronic device includes a memory configured to store instructions, and a screen configured to display data.
Blackberry Limited

Programming and virtual reality representation of stimulation parameter groups

The present disclosure involves a medical system that includes one or more implantable medical devices configured to deliver a medical therapy to a patient. The medical system also includes a portable electronic device on which a touch-sensitive user interface is implemented.
Nuvectra Corporation

Protective enclosure for electronic device

A protective case for use with a portable electronic device includes a protective shell including a cavity for receiving the portable electronic device and a pliable surface disposed in an opening of the protective shell. The pliable surface being adapted to transmit at least a portion of a mechanical force applied at an external surface of the protective shell to the control feature of the installed portable electronic device to actuate the control feature of the installed portable electronic device.
Otter Products, Llc

Device cradle and management system

A device cradle and device management system monitor and control a usage time of a portable electronic device. The device cradle includes a housing including at least one slot in which a device is disposable and a sensor to detect whether a device is disposed in the slot.
Stephen Kaye, Llc

Configuring a control sysem

A control system configurable by a configuration application and comprising one or more control processors, one or more gateways, a communication network, a portable electronic device executing the configuration application and one or more controllable devices wherein the controllable device is represented by one or more virtual devices.. .
Crestron Electronics, Inc.

Computer security lock for trapezoidal security slot

A portable electronic device requiring securing against theft, includes a cavity with an opening thereinto. The opening is accessible at an exterior of the device, and defined by an upper edge, a juxtaposed lower edge, and a pair of juxtaposed side edges.

Woven display

A woven fabric includes light transmissive fibers woven into the fabric to provide a visual display. The fabric may be used as a tether to releasably connect a portable electronic device to a user.
Apple Inc.

Personalized and context-aware processing of message generation request

Various embodiments of systems and methods for personalized and context-aware processing of a message generation request are described herein. Initially a message generation request from the portable electronic device to the operating system is intercepted.
Sap Se

Touch screen protector

A touch screen protector for a portable electronic device having a glass touch screen with a curved outer perimeter edge. The touch screen protector has a glass sheet and a curved edge portion that corresponds in shape to the curved outer perimeter edge.

Mobile device-based intrusion prevention system

A method for managing network traffic at a portable electronic device connected to a network that includes establishing a virtual network interface to queue network traffic originated by applications running on the device, monitoring the virtual network interface for queued data, assembling a data packet from the queued data, wherein at least some data in the data packet is intended for a node of the network, applying a first set of rules to the data packet, in accordance with a determination that application of the first set of rules triggers a predetermined response associated with the first set of rules, processing the data packet according to the predetermined response, and in accordance with a determination that application of the first set of rules does not trigger the predetermined response, forwarding at least a portion of the data packet to a connection with the node for transmission to the node.. .
The Mitre Corporation

Case with inductive charging system to charge a portable device

A case for a portable listening device includes a rechargeable battery and a first and a second charging system. The first charging system is configured to charge the portable listening device and the second charging system is configured to wirelessly charge a portable electronic device positioned outside of the case adjacent to an exterior charging surface..
Apple Inc.

Methods and systems of managing power in a portable electronic device

A portable electronic device including a battery coupled to an accessory circuit, a battery monitoring circuit coupled to the battery, and a processor connected to the battery monitoring circuit and the accessory circuit. The battery monitoring circuit determines an output current of the battery, and the processor receives an indication of the output current.
Motorola Solutions, Inc.

Virtual ticket-in and ticket-out on a gaming machine

An electronic gaming machine includes a cabinet, a display mounted to the cabinet, a wireless interface for communicating with a portable electronic device, a network interface for communicating with a validation server, a bill validator coupled to a game controller configured to accept bills and printed ticket vouchers, and a removable cash box. The game controller includes a processor and a memory configured to control a wager-based game played on the egm, redeem virtual ticket vouchers and printed ticket vouchers, receive an indication to transfer value to the egm via a virtual ticket voucher, receive the virtual ticket voucher including a virtual ticket voucher validation number from the portable electronic device via the wireless interface, validate the virtual ticket voucher with the validation server via the network interface, deposit a credit amount associated with the virtual ticket voucher, and notify the validation server that the virtual ticket voucher is redeemed..
Igt

Portable electronic device, controlling portable electronic device, and non-transitory computer readable recording medium

A portable electronic device includes a battery, a communication unit, a pressure detector, and at least one processor. The battery supplies power.
Kyocera Corporation

Portable electronic device

A portable electronic device includes a first body and a second body. The first body includes a casing, a supporter, a first magnetic component and a torsion component.
Compal Electronics, Inc.

Overmolded force sensing gasket

An elastomeric gasket is disclosed for use in a portable electronic device. The gasket encapsulates flexible circuits which are used to measure force exerted on a cover glass of the device.
Apple Inc.

Collapsible organizer for in-vehicle storage

A collapsible organizer for in-vehicle storage. The organizer provides the driver with a large, stable container for food, drinks and other items.

Arm band portable electronic device case

An arm band case for portable electronic device is disclosed. The arm band case may be secured to the user with straps and includes a pocket having a transparent window that provides visibility to the touchscreen of the electronic device and a plurality of powered light sources that are configured to illuminate the arm band and thereby provide added visibility to the user when in use.
Griffin Technology, Llc

Frictional stabilization of band and securement mechanism

A band is disclosed which attaches to a portable electronic device. The band includes a flexible length of material which forms a loop into which a pin is inserted.
Apple Inc.

Vent for portable electronics combined with enclosure mounting fastener

Fasteners and fastener systems that can act as air vents for enclosures are described. The fasteners can be configured to secure a component to a wall of an enclosure, while at the same time providing a passageway for air to pass between an internal cavity of the enclosure and an outer environment.
Apple Inc.

Image forming apparatus and image forming method

An image forming apparatus may include an image forming unit configured to form an image on a printing medium and a control unit configured to perform at least one of a user authentication operation, an image forming preparation operation, and an image forming operation according to distance information between a portable electronic device and the image forming apparatus.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd

Enhanced shell geometry for a flexible case for a portable electronic device

An accessory device is described. The accessory device may include a base region and sidewalls that combine with the base region to secure an electronic device with the accessory device.
Apple Inc.

Portable electronic device connector

In various embodiments, an affixing structure of a connector is configured to attach to an affixing structure interface of a portable electronic device that is configured to also couple to an attachment member. A connector plug including conductors coupled to an electrical conduit is coupled to the affixing structure.
Apple Inc.

Multi-angle simultaneous view light-emitting diode display

A method and apparatus are described for providing simultaneous display views from a display of a portable electronic device at multiple angles. The display includes a first set of light-emitting diodes positioned in a display field and oriented to produce a first visual data depiction viewable at a first perspective angle.
Motorola Solutions, Inc.

System and limiting remote control between a portable electronic device and one or more vehicle systems

A method and system for limiting remote control between a portable electronic device and one or more vehicle systems in a vehicle. The method and system include connecting the portable electronic device to the vehicle.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

Apparatus & autonomous secure accounting and access to payment for a dispensing operation

A system and method for automating dispensing operations—such as vehicle fueling operations—using a portable electronic device such as a smart phone. The inventive system includes three major components: (1) a mobile application that resides on a portable electronic device; (2) software that resides on a remote system server; and (3) software that runs on a pump control module associated with a particular fuel dispenser.

Rfid/nfc functionality for portable electronic devices

A handheld and/or optical and/or audio device for electronic and/or wireless transactions providing dedicated communication and dedicated function activatable components to extend or expand the operation of the device to permit the user to perform additional actions and/or transactions facilitated by the rfid/nfc-operability. Methods of using the device for conducting business or social transactions are also included..
Smart Cellco, Inc.

Identification of recently downloaded content

Techniques for identifying recently installed applications on a portable electronic device facilitating locating newly installed applications on a mobile device are disclosed. A visual indicator may be displayed on an icon associated with an application that was recently installed on the portable electronic device.
Apple Inc.

Portable electronic device as health companion

A wearable consumer electronic product includes at least a housing arranged to catty operational components comprising a processor and a band having a pliable band body and a securing means arranged to secure the band body to the housing. In one embodiment, the pliable band body has a size and shape suitable for wrapping around an individual appendage and that includes an opening that leads to a cavity within the band body suitable for accumulating an amount of water and a band sensor embedded within the band body in communication with the cavity..
Apple Inc.

Bidirectional communication between an infant receiving system and a remote device

An infant device, such as in infant swing, establishes a wireless connection with a parent's existing portable electronic device, such as a smartphone. The portable electronic device sends messages to control any of the functions associated with the infant device.
Mattel, Inc.

Protective case for portable electronic device

A protective case for a portable electronic device includes an inner decorative part and an outer decorative part. The protective case is provided with a front piece having a central hollowed portion.

Protective case for portable electronic device

A protective case for a portable electronic device includes a base and a cover. The base has an accommodation portion.

Method 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Holder detachable coupling to fold down tray table

A holder apparatus includes a platform having a primary aperture sized to supportingly receive a drinking cup partially extending therethrough; a supporting hook having an opening sized and shaped to receive an edge of a fold down tray table therein, the supporting hook which at least in use is physically coupled to the platform to support the platform from the fold down tray table while the fold down tray table is in an upright configuration; a device retention hook sized and shaped to receive an edge of a portable electronic device; and a bias member that physically couples the device retention hook to at least one of the platform or the supporting hook and which biases the device retention hook toward the platform when the portable electronic device is positioned between the device retention hook and at least one of the platform or the supporting hook.. .
Mr. Cer Tech Corporation

Portable electronic device with shutter button for image capture, and control method thereof

A portable electronic device equipped with a camera module and a shutter buffer and a control method using the same. The shutter button is switchable between multiple stages and includes a display screen.
Htc Corporation

Variable optical zoom lens device for portable electronic devices and integration

An optical zoom lens device for use with a portable electronic device comprising an encasement including a lens and a light sensor and a pivot for connecting the encasement to the portable electronic device.. .
Board Of Supervisors Of Louisiana State University And Agricultural And Mechanical College

Multi-layer transparent structures for electronic device housings

Transparent structures for portions of electronic device housings are disclosed. The transparent structures are formed from multiple layers of transparent (optically clear) materials.
Apple Inc.

Systems and methods for selecting and wirelessly programming a motor

A system for wirelessly programming and diagnosing a motor includes a server computer system, a portable electronic device, and a wireless communication device. The server computer system stores motor operating parameters and other motor data that can be accessed by the portable electronic device over a wireless communication network for identifying a suitable replacement motor for an unserviceable motor.
Nidec Motor Corporation

Methods and systems for blocking malware attacks

User identities, password, etc. Represent the barrier between a user's confidential data and any other third party seeking to access this data.

Biometric authentication using gesture

There is provided a biometric authentication method using a portable electronic device. The method includes identifying a gesture of a user to be authenticated through a gesture recognition unit of the portable electronic device and acquiring biometric information of the user through an information input unit of the portable electronic device.
Suprema Inc.

System and charging portable electronic devices within a vehicle

An illustrative example embodiment of a system includes a plurality of device chargers configured to charge a power source of a portable electronic device. At least one transmitter is associated with a portable electronic device.
Jaguar Land Rover Limited

Parallel heat spreader

A heat spreader including multiple layers of anisotropic material to conduct thermal energy. Multiple graphite sheet layers may be laminated and each sheet may be thermally connected to one or more thermal energy sources in a portable electronic device.
Apple Inc.

Method for controlling content transmission and electronic device for supporting the same

A portable electronic device is provided. The portable electronic device includes a communication interface, a memory configured to store multimedia data obtained through at least one camera operatively connected with the memory, and a processor.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Optical apparatus

An optical apparatus includes a camera casing, a first optical module and a second optical module. The first optical module and the second optical module are installed on the camera casing.
Everready Precision Ind. Corp.

Automatic self-protection for a portable electronic device

Provided are techniques for automatically protecting portable and wearable electronic devices from potential hazards by predicting when such hazards may occur. Techniques may include monitoring a plurality of sensors on the mobile computing device; receiving, on the mobile computing device, context data from a plurality of context-service applications; selecting a set of device-protection policies based upon an availability of the plurality of sensors and the plurality of context-service applications, wherein the set of device-protection policies are configured to determine a level of risk to the mobile computing device based on sensor data received from the plurality of sensors and the context data; applying the sensor data and the context data to the set of device-protection policies to generate the level of risk; and triggering a self-protection action if the level of risk exceeds a pre-determined threshold level of risk..
International Business Machines Corporation

Sensor assembly

A sensor assembly is provided for a portable electronic device. The sensor assembly includes a proximity sensor and a module including shielding.
Hewlett-packard Development Company, Lp.

Sale matchmaking method and computer program product using the same

A sale matchmaking method is provided. The sale matchmaking method includes following steps.
Silver Connection, Llc

Micro-location of devices within a wireless network using room boundary images

In a system for detecting location of an object inside of a building, an image capture device of a mobile electronic device captures an image of a boundary of a room in which the portable electronic device is positioned. The system extracts features of a boundary (ceiling, wall or floor) in the image to determine whether the mobile device is in a known location.
Xerox Corporation

Portable electronic device having power maintenance function during replacement of battery

The present invention provides a portable electronic device having a power maintenance function during replacement of a battery which includes a main body forming an appearance of a portable electronic device, and a battery for supplying a main power which is detachably connected to the main body, and is configured to be charged by an external power and supply the main power to the portable electronic device, wherein the main body includes an auxiliary power supply module, a power control circuit, first terminals connected with switching terminals and the battery for supplying a main power, and second terminals connected with the auxiliary power supply module, such that it is possible to simply and efficiently maintain and control a power supply through a structure of connection terminals even while using a conventional battery contact system.. .

Graphene heat dissipators in portable electronic devices

The disclosed embodiments relate to techniques for facilitating thermal transfer in a portable electronic device. The portable electronic device includes a battery pack, which further includes a battery cell.
Apple Inc.

Electronic device and information notification method

A portable electronic device includes a notification unit which notifies a user of information regarding a cumulative increase amount from a current point to a target point in a route designated in advance, or information regarding a cumulative decrease amount from the current point to the target point.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Method for diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, and use therewith

A method for diagnosing motility disorders of a gastrointestinal tract of a body. The method can include measuring electrical signals from the gastrointestinal tract while the patient is engaged in normal daily activities, recording the measured electrical signals on a portable electronic device carried by the body, recording by the patient in real time one or more symptoms of the body and analyzing characteristics of the recorded electrical signals with the recorded symptoms of the body to diagnosis gastrointestinal disorders of the body.
G-tech Medical, Inc.

Protective cover

A protective cover includes a housing and a support. The housing includes a receiving space for receiving a portable electronic device, an opening and a sliding rail.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

Recording level adjustment using a distance to a sound source

An apparatus including a recording system including at least one microphone; a controller including a processor and a non-transitory memory, where the controller is configured to automatically adjust at least one recording parameter for a sound signal from the at least one microphone based, at least partially, upon a distance between the apparatus and a sound source; and a distance determinator configured to determine the distance between the apparatus and the sound source and provide the determined distance to the controller so as to adjust the at least one recording parameter, where the distance determinator includes at least one sensor and does not include the at least one microphone, where the apparatus is a portable electronic device.. .
Nokia Technologies Oy

Remote power source with variable voltage output sources

A remotely powered device having an outlet receptacle with multiple outlet receptacles. The outlet receptacle includes a female receptacle configured to receive a corresponding male plug and conduct electrical power potential in the 1 volt to 240 (+/−10%) volt range.
Gibson Brands, Inc.

Electrical box having a removable module with a charging connector

This invention disclosure is an electrical outlet receptacle containing the high voltage ac side and low voltage dc power supply used typically for charging and/or powering portable electronic devices. The charge connector for interfacing with the portable device is contained in a removable module.

System and facilitating access to a database

A system and method for facilitating access to requested information in building. The system includes a database, a server having a central processing unit, a wireless network, video displays disposed in rooms, and a sensing unit in communication with the server over the wireless network.
Simplifeye, Inc.

System, method, and device of detecting identity of a user and authenticating a user

System, method, and device of detecting identity of a user and authenticating a user; as well as detecting a possible attacker or impostor, and differentiating among users of an electronic device or of a computerized service. A mobile or portable electronic device is utilized to capture a self-taken image of a user, which is utilized as a user-authentication factor.
Biocatch Ltd.

Housing for portable electronic device with reduced border region

An electronic device having a housing structure that is configured to receive at least one glass cover is disclosed. The glass cover serves to cover a display assembly provided within the electronic device.
Apple Inc.

Protective case for portable electronic device

A case for an electronic device includes a rigid layer and a resilient layer. The rigid layer includes a plurality of turned edges.
Cradl, Ltd.



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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