|| List of recent Portable Electronic Devices-related patents
| Stand assemblies for portable electronic devices|
Adjustable stand assemblies for portable electronic devices are provided, which allow portable electronic devices to stand-alone in multiple incline positions in both portrait and landscape orientations.. .
| Head mounted cell phone holder|
An apparatus enabling hands free operation of cell phones and other portable electronic devices comprising a flexible inverted u-shaped headband with a holding member attached to one end of the headband wherein the bottom of the holding member has one or more arms attached. The apparatus rests on a user's head with a cell phone placed between one of the user's ears and the holding member on the headband where the holding member supports the rear of the cell phone and the arms of the apparatus are positioned to support the cell phone from underneath.
| Facilitating switching between transmitting antennas in portable electronic devices|
The disclosed embodiments provide a system that uses a first antenna and a second antenna in a portable electronic device. During operation, the system receives a request to switch from the first antenna to the second antenna to transmit a signal to a cellular receiver.
| Wireless charger having moveable transimitter coil|
A wireless charger used for charging a portable electronic device with a receiver coil includes a wireless charging body, a transmitter coil, and a shaft. The charging body has a front body to support the portable electronic device and a rear body coordinated with the front body to form a receiving cavity for receiving transmitter coil.
|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.
|Portable electronic device docking station|
A universal docking station for portable electronic devices is disclosed. In some embodiments, the docking station may utilize a universal interface to communicatively couple a portable electronic device to one or more inputs, displays, and/or accessory devices.
Targus Group International, Inc.
|Systems and methods for communicating task reminders on portable electronic devices|
Embodiments are provided for communicating reminders of pending tasks to users of electronic devices before the electronic devices lose battery power. According to certain aspects, an electronic device can generate (220) a battery trigger when the battery level decreases below a certain threshold.
Motorola Mobility Llc
|Fluoride ion electrochemical cell|
Electrochemical cells of the present invention are versatile and include primary and secondary cells useful for a range of important applications including use in portable electronic devices. Electrochemical cells of the present invention also exhibit enhanced safety and stability relative to conventional state of the art primary lithium batteries and lithium ion secondary batteries.
Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique (c.n.r.s.)
|Portable vehicle entertainment systems with wireless communication of entertainment content|
A portable entertainment system for a vehicle includes a portable housing, a transceiver, a processor, a memory, and a rechargeable battery. The transceiver communicates through rf signals with portable electronic devices (peds) operated by vehicle passengers.
|Multifunctional strap system for handheld portable electronic devices|
A multifunctional strap system for portable electronic devices having a case and a strap on the back of the case. The case securely holds a protective electronic device while allowing access to all necessary features of the device.
System and charging portable electronic devices
A device charging system that uses the fact that individual devices do not need to be continuously charged for an extended charging period in order to be fully charged at the end of the period. With automatic timing and switching, different devices can be charged at different times during the charging period with the result that all the devices are fully charged at the end of the period.
Protective case for portable electronic device
Protective enclosures for portable electronic devices incorporating one or more memory tags, such as nfc memory tags, capable of being read by an electronic reading device, such as an nfc device, are disclosed. The memory tags may be pre-programmed or programmable to contain one or more readable items of identification data associated with the custodian of the device or protective enclosure.
Incipio Technologies, Inc.
Techniques for strengthening glass covers for portable electronic devices
Apparatus, systems and methods for improving strength of a thin glass cover for an electronic device are disclosed. In one embodiment, the glass member can have improved strength by forming its edges with a predetermined geometry and/or by chemically strengthening the edges.
Recommending applications to portable electronic devices
Various embodiments of systems and methods for recommending applications to portable electronic devices are described herein. Initially a context change of an application identification parameter is detected.
Management of high-voltage lithium-polymer batteries in portable electronic devices
The disclosed embodiments provide a system that manages use of a battery corresponding to a high-voltage lithium-polymer battery in a portable electronic device. During operation, the system monitors a cycle number of the battery during use of the battery with the portable electronic device, wherein the cycle number corresponds to a number of charge-discharge cycles of the battery.
Glove for use with touch interface devices
The present invention is directed to a glove system comprising a plurality of closed tip finger sheath with a secondary finger sheath disposed near the finger tips to allow for improved interaction with a portable electronic devices.. .
Battery strap for electronic device
portable electronic devices comprise a housing having one or more straps attached thereto. The straps include battery cells disposed therein that are operatively connected to the housing.
Articles with electrical charging surfaces
An electrical article with cord-free charging zone provides users in a work area with access to low-voltage charging for portable electronic devices, in which electrical current is conveyed upon placement of an electronic device within the charging zone. The electrical article is configured for use in a work area, and includes a housing, a low voltage charging zone with power unit, and an electrical power input.
Apparatus and inhibiting portable electronic devices
This accessory is apparatus capable of implementing a method that can affect one or more features of a portable electronic device when brought into a vehicle having a radio with a right and left speaker. The accessory has a sender for initiating transmission of an rf test signal at the portable electronic device the rf test signal is arranged to cause the radio to produce a distinct pair of audio responses from the right and left speaker.
Securing portable electronic devices
An apparatus for securing a portable electronic device includes a base section configured to be supported on a surface, and a main body configured to engage the portable electronic device to secure the portable electronic device to the apparatus. The main body is adjustably attached to the base section so that the main body is movable relative to the base section while the portable electronic device is secured to the apparatus..
Acco Brands Corporation
Peer to peer power management
A system and methods for delivering power to a multitude of portable electronic devices is provided. More specifically, the system and methods provide for powering different portable electronic devices through a central charging device.
International Business Machines Corporation
Graphical user interfaces including touchpad driving interfaces for telemedicine devices
The present disclosure describes various aspects of remote presence interfaces (rpis) for use on portable electronic devices (peds) to interface with remote telepresence devices. An rpi may allow a user to interact with a telepresence device, view a live video feed, provide navigational instructions, and/or otherwise interact with the telepresence device.
Apparatus for controlling access to and use of portable electronic devices
Various prison services are rendered more efficient by providing inmates access to portable electronic devices in a controlled and regulated manner. A dispenser is employed to control and monitor the checking out and return of portable electronic devices and to communicate with such devices during use by inmates to monitor inmate use and ensure the portable electronic devices are only used by inmates as authorized..
Renovo Software, Inc.
Bumper for a computing device and related assembly and method
Bumpers for electronic devices are provided. The bumpers may be formed from a polymer coupled to a housing via a primer.
Composite protective case for phones, other portable electronic devices and other apparatus
A composite case for an electronic device is provided. The composite case includes: a resilient portion dimensioned to cover two end portions of the electronic device and less than half of a back portion of the electronic device; and a rigid portion dimensioned to fit with the resilient portion, the rigid portion dimensioned to provide a cover for at least part of the back portion of the electronic device.
Urban Armor Gear, Llc
Electronic device support for vehicles
A support for portable electronic devices increases passenger convenience and comfort. The support may comprise an elongated cavity or slot configured to accept one or more portable electronic devices.
Power management for inductive charging systems
Power management and power transfer systems within the transmit and receive portions of an inductive charging system. An inductive charging system may include an inductive charging station to transmit power and a portable electronic device to receive power.
Cases for portable electronic devices and methods for making the same. One example of a case includes a tailgate and one or more doors movable between an open and closed orientation to allow the portable electronic device to be laterally slid into an interior of the case between a front and a back of the case.
Global Cellular, Inc.
Wireless charging method and electronic device implementing the same
Disclosed is a wireless charging technology for portable electronic devices. A wireless charging method of resonance type can enhance the usability of wireless charging and also promote user's satisfaction.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Emergency information access on portable electronic devices
Improved techniques for facilitating emergency access to one or more contacts stored on a portable electronic device are disclosed. One or more contacts on the portable electronic device are designated as emergency contacts.
Portable electronic support devices
Portable electronic device stands for use with tablet computers, cellular phones, or other portable electronic devices are disclosed. One stand embodiment may include a base assembly which may include a plurality of retractable legs, a vertical axis assembly coupled to the base assembly and configured to store the base within, a horizontal axis assembly coupled to the vertical axis assembly, and an electronic device coupling assembly for removably attaching the electronic device to the stand..
Wired ethernet adaptor for portable electronic devices
A cover is provided for a portable electronic device having a device wireless antenna. The cover includes a housing configured to accommodate the portable electronic device, as well as a cover wireless antenna located within the housing.
The Boeing Company
Flexible ultracapacitor cloth for feeding portable electronic devices
Disclosed is a flexible ultracapacitor having a flexible cloth including an autotransformer-type connected switch made with nanoporous carbon electrodes impregnated by an electrolyte. Each of the nanoporous carbon electrodes may be configured to have a circuit.
Bae Systems Information And Electronic Systems Integration Inc.
Wireless charging device
The present disclose relates to a charging device for charging portable electronic devices. The charging device includes a transmitting unit, a receiving unit and an output port.
Champ Tech Optical (foshan) Corporation
Protective cases for portable electronic devices
A case for use with a portable electronic device includes: an inflatable base; a sleeve on the base, with at least a portion of the sleeve being translucent to permit a user to view the portable electronic device therethrough; and a closure mechanism on the sleeve for sealably enclosing an electronic device in the sleeve. When inflated, the base has opposing upper and lower surfaces with the sleeve on the upper surface, and the upper surface is at a tilt angle with respect to the lower surface..
Portable electronic device case with an adhesive panel
Case accessories for portable electronic devices are disclosed. In some embodiments, a case accessory may include a base configured to sit on a working surface, a support coupled to the base and configured to support a portable electronic device in an elevated position, and an adhesive panel coupled to the support and configured to secure the portable electronic device..
Targus Group International, Inc.
A cooler cart including: a cooler, where the cooler includes a tub insert; a lid, where the lid provides access to the tub insert; a solar panel array, where the solar panel provides an energy source; a motor, where a rechargeable battery provides power for the motor; and at least two wheels, wherein the wheels are propelled by the motor. In one particular embodiment, the motor may be powered by a 12-volt rechargeable battery.
Tray table with articulating support
A tray table with an articulating support for portable electronic devices provides adjustable support for use of a portable electronic device at passenger seats of various forms of transportation, regardless of whether the tray table is in a stowed or service position. The articulating support comprises a plurality of rotating joints and rotating sections which combine to provide a plurality of refracted and extended positions, allowing a passenger to position his or her portable electronic device as desired.
Method and system for dynamically assignable user interface
With their ubiquitous nature and perceived personalized character portable electronic devices are increasingly forming part of individual's life as applications exist for practically anything today and new ones are released daily. It is therefore increasingly important for these electronic devices to dynamically adapt applications, information, user interface etc.
Antenna swapping methods including comparing performance characteristics of first and second antennas, and related portable electronic devices
An antenna swapping method may include tuning respective signals provided to first and second antennas in a portable electronic device to at least one frequency band. The method may also include connecting the first antenna to an uplink signal path that is for transmissions through the first and second antennas, and performing impedance matching for the first antenna.
Usb charging circuit
A usb charging circuit includes a mating hub module including a usb input port for the connection of an external computer and a usb main hub control circuit electrically connected to the usb input port, a power supply module including a power supply device and a synchronization/charge mode switching circuit for detecting the power signal output of the usb input port and outputting a corresponding mode judgment signal, and one or multiple output control units each including a usb charging control circuit electrically connected to the usb main hub control circuit, the power supply device and the synchronization/charge mode switching circuit to receive the outputted data signal, power supply and mode judgment signal and a usb output port for receiving the outputted data signal and power supply from the usb charging control circuit so that connected portable electronic devices can be charged or receive data synchronously.. .
Carbon nanotubes - graphene hybrid structures for separator free silicon - sulfur batteries
Provided herein are electrochemical systems and related methods of making and using electrochemical systems. Electrochemical systems of the invention implement novel cell geometries and composite carbon nanomaterials based design strategies useful for achieving enhanced electrical power source performance, particularly high specific energies, useful discharge rate capabilities and good cycle life.
California Institute Of Technology
Protective case with tools for portable electronic device
Protective cases and related components for cellular phones or other such portable electronic devices are disclosed. The cases may be used to encompass and protect the portable electronic device, while at the same time allowing a user to store, carry, and more effectively utilize discrete tools or sets of tools and accessories.
Device for connecting portable electronic devices to cameras
The present invention generally relates to devices and methods for attaching cameras, such as the gopro® camera, to a portable electronic device (“ped”). In one aspect, the present invention is directed to a device for attaching a camera to a portable electronic device.
Apparatus and securing a portable electronic device
Anti-theft protection systems and methods for portable devices, such as portable electronic devices, that are unattended during use. The anti-theft protection systems and methods use a combination of measures including mechanical aspects, such as tethering the device to an object that is difficult to move, and electronic aspects that detect unauthorized movement and or alarm the user or other responsible party if unauthorized movement occurs..
H4 Engineering, Inc.
Portable device case and accessories
Cases for portable electronic devices are described including multiple alignment elements (e.g. Slugs, magnets or physical securing means) embedded in a panel, such as the back panel of the case.
Logitech Europe S.a.
Display driver integrated circuits, devices including display driver integrated circuits, and methods of operating display driver integrated circuits
Methods of operating a display driver integrated circuit (ic) are provided. A method of operating a display driver ic may include generating a first clock signal, and calculating a frequency of the first clock signal using a second clock signal.
Battery life of portable electronic devices
The present disclosure provides a method for improving battery life of electronic devices such as bluetooth headsets, smart-watches among others running on small batteries, for example coin batteries. The method may include wireless power transmission through suitable techniques such as pocket-forming, while including receivers and capacitors in the aforementioned devices.
Photovoltaic handbag and system
A bag includes a frame having a base, a pair of side walls, and a pair of end walls. The base, side walls, and end walls are engaged to one another to define an interior portion accessible via an open end of the frame.
My Solar, Llc
On-device energy estimation for portable electronic devices
A technique for estimating energy consumption of a portable electronic device is described. During this energy-estimation technique, the portable electronic device determines hardware-state information for communication subsystems that implement different communication protocols, and software-state information for the communication protocols.
An adhesive tape including a particular foam base is provided. An average bubble diameter in a machine direction (md) and an average bubble diameter in a cross-machine direction (cd) of the foam base are each 150 μm or less, the ratio of the average bubble diameter in the machine direction/an average bubble diameter in a vertical direction (vd) and the ratio of the average bubble diameter in the cross-machine direction/the average bubble diameter in the vertical direction are each 6 or less, and the foam base has an interlaminar strength of 20 n/cm or more.
Detection and management of portable electronic devices in secure compartments of charging stations
The disclosed embodiments provide a charging station for portable electronic devices. Upon initiating a transaction associated with charging of the portable electronic device by the charging station, the charging station attempts to detect a presence of the portable electronic device in a secure compartment of the charging station, wherein power is supplied to the portable electronic device within the secure compartment.
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.. .
Method and executing applications in portable electronic devices
Disclosed herein are a method of executing an application in a portable electronic device. A notification is output on the portable electronic device and a movement or a rotation of the portable electronic device is detected.
Fluid sealable protective case for portable electronic devices
The present application is directed to a protective case for a portable electronic device, including a back cover and a front cover for housing a portable electronic device therein, wherein the back cover and the front cover include one or more mating surfaces operationally configured to fluidly seal the perimeter of the protective case.. .
Handheld mount and stand assembly for portable electronic devices
A handheld mount assembly for portable electronic device includes a pistol style grip and suction cup assembly. The mount assembly functions as a gripping device for handheld use, a hands free stand, and a recharging station.
Message-triggered voice command interface in portable electronic devices
The embodiments provided herein are directed to a system and method of message-triggered voice command interface in portable electronic devices. The voice command interface is normally not activated until a message (e.g., an e-mail, a text message, or a voice mail) has been received by a portable electronic device.
Methods for controlling a remote flashlight source provided by a peer portable electronic device in a wireless communications system and portable electronic devices utilizing the same
A wireless communications system. A first portable electronic device collects environment information via an image sensor, transmits the environment information to a second portable electronic device, and activates a flashlight in response to a flashlight assistant request signal for assisting in a photographic operation of the second portable electronic device.
System and providing a universal electronic wallet
A system and method for providing a universal electronic wallet is provided. In one embodiment portable electronic devices are deployed having a universal wallet application and a wallet data file associated with the application.
Reducing pouch thicknesses in battery cells for portable electronic devices
The disclosed embodiments provide a battery cell. The battery cell includes a set of layers including a cathode with an active coating, a separator, and an anode with an active coating.
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.
Accessory pocket system
An accessory pocket system that provides a slim, secure pocket that attaches to a belt loop. The pocket system according to the present invention allows a user to insert documents, credit cards, money and in one particular embodiment a smart phone for safekeeping.
Accessory pocket system
An accessory pocket system providing a slim, secure pocket that attaches to a belt. The accessory pocket system allows a user to insert documents, credit cards, money and in one particular embodiment a mobile device for safekeeping.
Steam reforming of methanol
The invention provides a process for producing h2 by steam reforming of methanol, which process comprises contacting a gas phase comprising (a) ch3oh and (b) h20 with a solid catalyst, which solid catalyst comprises a mixed metal oxide, which mixed metal oxide comprises copper, zinc and gallium, wherein the atomic percentage of copper relative to the total number of metal atoms in the oxide is from 20 at. % to 55 at.
Convenient docks for directly charging handheld electronic devices
Docks for directly charging portable electronic devices, without need for media content communication across the dock-based connection, may be implemented in manually accessible wall socket arrangements and convenient power strips. Accessories such as connector cables and plug-in docks are not required.
Apparatus for improving the interchangeability of portable electronic devices amongst various supports and related methods
Disclosed are apparatus and related methods of interchangeably securing (a) portable electronic devices or (b) portable electronic devices that are housed within protective cases to one more supports. In one embodiment, the apparatus may be a holster with a coupling means for removably securing the holster to a support (e.g., a clip, armband, or vehicle mount) that features cooperating coupling means.
Non-planar folding accessory cable for portable electronic devices
Embodiments of the invention provide a folding cable. One embodiment includes stiff sections of the cable linked by flexible joints.
Folding accessory cable for portable electronic devices
Embodiments of the invention provide a folding cable. One embodiment includes stiff sections of the cable linked by flexible joints.
Networks of portable electronic devices that collectively generate sound
Systems and methods for collectively generating sound are provided. A sound composition can include multiple component pieces and those component pieces can be divided amongst devices so that the devices can collectively generate the sound composition.
Portable electronic devices with integrated imaging capabilities
A portable electronic device (e.g., smart phone or tablet computer) is provided for generating and displaying images (e.g., 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional images) of an imaging target such as a human body. The portable electronic device may include imaging elements configured to receive radiation signals transmitted through and/or reflected by the imaging target, an imaging interface, and one or more processors.