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03/05/15
20150061588
 Power management for inductive charging systems patent thumbnailnew patent 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.
Apple Inc.
03/05/15
20150060505
 Case patent thumbnailnew patent Case
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.
02/26/15
20150054458
 Wireless charging method and electronic device implementing the same patent thumbnailWireless 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.
02/19/15
20150052618
 Emergency information access on portable electronic devices patent thumbnailEmergency 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.
Apple Inc.
02/19/15
20150048233
 Portable electronic support devices patent thumbnailPortable 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..
02/12/15
20150043424
 Wired ethernet adaptor for portable electronic devices patent thumbnailWired 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
02/12/15
20150043128
 Flexible ultracapacitor cloth for feeding portable electronic devices patent thumbnailFlexible 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.
02/12/15
20150042270
 Wireless charging device patent thumbnailWireless 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
02/12/15
20150041342
 Protective cases for portable electronic devices patent thumbnailProtective 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..
01/29/15
20150027911
 Portable electronic device case with an adhesive panel patent thumbnailPortable 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.
01/22/15
20150021106

Cooler cart


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.
01/22/15
20150020715

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.
01/15/15
20150020191

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.
Synacor Inc.
01/15/15
20150017929

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.
01/15/15
20150015184

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.. .
Chen-source Inc.
01/08/15
20150010788

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
01/08/15
20150008148

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.
Tasklab, Llc
01/01/15
20150003907

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.
12/25/14
20140375455

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.
12/25/14
20140375186

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.
12/18/14
20140368479

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.
12/18/14
20140368161

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.
Dvinewave Inc.
12/18/14
20140368153

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
12/11/14
20140364174

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.
12/04/14
20140356615

Adhesive tape


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.
12/04/14
20140354214

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.
12/04/14
20140354019

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.. .
11/27/14
20140347275

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.
11/27/14
20140346078

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.. .
11/20/14
20140340839

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.
11/13/14
20140337028

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.
11/13/14
20140333826

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.
10/30/14
20140324691

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.
10/30/14
20140322590

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.
10/23/14
20140316230

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.
10/23/14
20140312093

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.
10/23/14
20140312092

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.
10/16/14
20140308597

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.
10/16/14
20140306661

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.
10/16/14
20140305985

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.
10/16/14
20140305701

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.
10/16/14
20140305673

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.
10/09/14
20140301574

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.
10/09/14
20140300720

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.
10/09/14
20140299372

Link for battery power transfer between portable electronic devices


A system and method for transferring battery power transfer between portable electronic devices is disclosed herein. Specifically, a battery to battery transfer system and method is disclosed, in which a first portable electronic device comprising a first battery and a second portable electronic device and a second portable electronic device comprising a second battery are connected by a connecting device capable of attaching said both portable electronic devices and transferring power from the first battery to the second battery.
10/02/14
20140298371

System and methods for assignation and use of media content subscription service privileges


This invention describes a system and methods for media content subscription service distribution; typical services include cable television, premium content channels, pay-per-view, xm radio, and online mp3 services. Subscribers use portable electronic devices to store digital certificates certifying the subscriber's privileges and an assigned public key.
10/02/14
20140298267

Navigation of list items on portable electronic devices


Various techniques of navigation of messages or other items in a list are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a user navigation input to a list of messages displayed on the portable electronic device and detecting user intention to access additional messages in the list based on the received user navigation input.
10/02/14
20140295063

Method of manufacturing a capacative touch sensor circuit using a roll-to-roll process to print a conductive microscopic patterns on a flexible dielectric substrate


Mutual capacitance touch sensor circuits are used in manufacturing displays, including touch screen displays, such as led, lcd, plasma, 3d, and other displays used in computing as well as stationary and portable electronic devices. A flexographic printing process may be used, for example, in a roll to roll handling system to print geometric patterns on a substrate, for example, a flexible dielectric substrate.
10/02/14
20140290315

Pulling locking device


A pulling locking device has a cord, a lock module, an engaging seat and a mounting seat. The lock module, the engaging seat and the mounting seat are mounted around the cord.
09/25/14
20140285714

Portable electronic device and display method


A portable electronic device includes an earphone jack, a display, a video card, a switch, a conversion module, and a transmission module. The video card converts digital video signals into analog video signals and sends the analog video signals to the display.
09/18/14
20140274342

Adaptive mobile device gaming system


Embodiments disclosed herein concern mobile gaming environments. portable electronic devices can be supported by the mobile gaming environments.
09/18/14
20140266029

Sweep frequency for multiple magnetic resonant power transmission using alternating frequencies


A power transmission pad is configured to provide wireless power transmission to multiple portable electronic devices where each device is orientation-free relative to the pad. The power transmission pad is also configured to be power adaptive by changing the power transmission level depending on the number of devices being concurrently charged.
09/18/14
20140266027

Sweep frequency mode for multiple magnetic resonant power transmission


A power transmission pad is configured to provide wireless power transmission to multiple portable electronic devices where each device is orientation-free relative to the pad. The power transmission pad is also configured to be power adaptive by changing the power transmission level depending on the number of devices being concurrently charged.
09/18/14
20140263487

System for integrating a portable electronic device with a bottle or arm holder and for modification of bottles


The present invention is drawn to a device for concurrently holding, displaying and transporting a combination of complementary devices, including one or more portable electronic devices with a water-type beverage bottle or arm holder and the modification of bottles such that on-screen touch operations with the device are readily made even when the device is attached to the body. Another embodiment is a water-type beverage bottle modified to contain internal baffles and attachment mechanisms..
09/18/14
20140262847

Case structures for portable electronic devices


A water-resistant casing for a portable electronic device is provided. The water-resistant casing may include a bottom cover.
09/18/14
20140261636

Stand-alone solar power charger directly coupling to portable electronic devices


A stand-alone solar power charger that may configured for direct coupling to a plurality of portable electronic devices. The solar power charger is particularized to power and/or charge an intended portable device or a set of intended portable devices having direct current (dc) load requirements.
09/18/14
20140260543

Method and detecting moisture in portable electronic devices


The present invention provides a unique method and apparatus for the automatic detection of water in portable electronic devices, such as cell phones, digital music players, pagers, cameras, tablet computers and the like, after these units have been subjected to water, high-humidity conditions, or other unintended deleterious wetting agents that could render such devices inoperable. Such detection can be performed without any disassembly of the device required.
09/11/14
20140253991

Accessory for reflecting an image from a display screen of a portable electronic device


The invention generally relates to accessories for portable electronic devices that offer a screen for displaying the contents of a display of an electronic device. The invention provides, for an electronic device, an accessory that includes a reflective screen including a material such as a beam splitter to re-display the device display.
09/11/14
20140253735

Device attachment with infrared imaging sensor


Various techniques are disclosed for providing a device attachment configured to releasably attach to and provide infrared imaging functionality to mobile phones or other portable electronic devices. For example, a device attachment may include a housing with a tub on a rear surface thereof shaped to at least partially receive a user device, an infrared sensor assembly disposed within the housing and configured to capture thermal infrared image data, and a processing module communicatively coupled to the infrared sensor assembly and configured to transmit the thermal infrared image data to the user device.
09/11/14
20140253443

Using portable electronic devices for user input


Various techniques of using a portable electronic device for user input are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a method includes acquiring a sensor reading from an inertial measurement unit of the portable electronic device.
09/11/14
20140253040

Preventive balancing technique for battery packs in portable electronic devices


The disclosed embodiments provide a system that manages use of a battery pack in a portable electronic device. During operation, the system detects a characteristic of a battery bank in the battery pack that is associated with a gradual imbalance in the battery pack.
09/04/14
20140247404

Portable electronic device


portable electronic devices are provided. A device may include cover glass with a light mask.
08/28/14
20140240150

Configurable buttons for electronic devices


Configurable buttons for electronic devices such as portable electronic devices are provided. A configurable button may have a button member that moves relative to a device housing when it is desired to activate a switch.
08/21/14
20140236808

Social networking system for users having portable electronic devices with gps capabilities and its associated operation


A system and method of operating a social network for individuals who have portable electronic devices that can calculate location using gps signals. A website is provided.
08/21/14
20140235357

Method and terminal for game data communication


A method for controlling game data communication between portable electronic devices includes receiving one or more performance parameters from multiple portable electronic devices as slave devices. The method also includes determining whether the portable electronic device satisfies performance criteria with respect to the multiple portable electronic devices.
08/21/14
20140235163

Data transport in portable electronic devices


The described embodiments relate generally to a dielectric wave guide interconnect for an electronic device including a first routing circuit, a second routing circuit, and a dielectric wave guide coupling the first routing circuit to the second routing circuit. The interconnect may also include a first coupling element securing a first end of the dielectric wave guide proximal to the first routing circuit and a conductive element to insulate the dielectric wave guide from radio-frequency (rf) signals.
08/21/14
20140232657

Method and system for integrating haptic feedback into portable electronic devices


Methods for creating a haptic effect script for an application and producing haptic effects in response to an event occurring in an application are described creating the haptic script includes launching an application, launching a scripting engine, monitoring a dynamic memory footprint for the application, receiving an indication of an event occurrence in the application, and determining changes to one or more values stored within the dynamic memory footprint that indicate the event occurrence. To produce the haptic effects, during execution and running of the application the dynamic memory footprint is monitored for value changes associated with an event occurrence as defined by the haptic event script and, if it is determined an event has occurred, the haptic script is executed to product a haptic effect signal..
08/21/14
20140232320

Unit


Increasing numbers of users across the world are increasingly wedded to their electronic devices, particularly portable electronic devices such as laptops, netbooks, portable gaming machines, smartphones or more generally cellphones. Accordingly the present invention provides a unit for charging mobile devices, comprising at least one lockable compartment, at least two charge points for connection of a device to the unit in order to allow charging, a canopy, and power supply..
08/14/14
20140225711

Automatic portable electronic device configuration


A network- and/or client-side device configuration system facilitates automatic configuration of portable electronic devices. Predetermined configuration parameters for a particular portable electronic device are generated and stored.


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