|| List of recent Portable Electronic Devices-related patents
|Social networking system for users having portable electronic devices with gps capabilities and its associated method of operation|
A system and method of operating a social network for individuals who have portable electronic devices that can calculate location using gps signals. A website is provided.
|Method and terminal for game data communication|
A method for controlling game data communication between portable electronic devices includes receiving one or more performance parameters from multiple portable electronic devices as slave devices. The method also includes determining whether the portable electronic device satisfies performance criteria with respect to the multiple portable electronic devices.
|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.
|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..
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..
|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.
|Media data exchange transfer or delivery for portable electronic devices|
Methods and systems that facilitate data delivery to electronic devices are disclosed. One aspect pertains to data delivery to electronic devices that are portable, such as, mobile devices.
|Accessory enclosure and input device|
The present invention is generally directed to a case for portable electronic devices. The case includes a body having a receiving portion for releasably receiving a portable electronic device.
|Charging station for portable electronic devices|
A charging station for portable electronic devices includes a base having a substantially vertical and forward facing wall and at least one suction cup secured to the wall to temporarily secure the portable electronic devices to the wall in a position that the portable electronic devices can be viewed and operated while recharging. When more than one suction cup is provided they can be secured in laterally spaced-apart positions so that multiple portable electronic devices can be secured side-by-side for recharging or more than one suction cup can secure a portable electronic device.
|Neck harness sling hand free reversible desk|
The present invention relates generally to a portable support plane, and more particularly to a neck harness sling that goes on a user's neck and suspends a rectangular reversible plane that provides a hands free, stable surface that supports portable electronic devices including but not limited to tablets and smartphones, or legal pads about a user's neck for convenient writing, typing or texting while walking, sitting, standing or reclining.. .
|Bouncing case for portable electronic devices and bouncing portable electronic device|
A bouncing case to convert impact kinetic energy into elastic potential energy is provided. The bouncing case has a housing and multiple bouncing elements.
|System and method for active charge and discharge current balancing in multiple parallel-connected battery packs|
Methods and systems are presented for charging and/or discharging multiple parallel-connected battery packs in portable electronic devices, in which a charging or discharging current of a second battery pack is regulated based at least in part on a charging or discharging current of a first battery pack.. .
|Decorative object with a charging device|
An apparatus is presented for using decorative objects having charging capabilities for charging battery operated electronic devices (such as portable and/or wireless/mobile devices) in public places. According to one embodiment, the apparatus for charging battery operated portable electronic devices may comprise a decorative unit, a power unit (power bank) comprising one or more accumulator batteries and configured to recharge one or more battery operated devices external to the apparatus.
|Method and apparatus for transferring content between portable electronic devices|
A method and device for transferring content between electronic devices are provided. The method of transferring a content file in a communication device includes receiving information related to the content file from a portable electronic device through near field communication, receiving the content file from the portable electronic device through a second communication channel, and transferring the received information related to the content file and the content file to another communication device through a first communication channel..
|Adjustable and replaceable lens structure for portable electronic devices|
A movable and replaceable lens structure for electronic devices has a lens-mounting body mounted on and electrically connected with a electronic device, and a movable lens module mounted on the lens-mounting body and having a movable mechanism mounted on the lens-mounting body or a housing of the electronic device. The movable lens module has a movable mechanism mounted on the lens-mounting body or the housing of the electronic device.
|Article of clothing and related methods|
A device for charging portable electronic devices via a motorcycle, said device comprising: (a) a connector for a portable electronic device; and (b) said connector electrically connected to a vehicle's battery.. .
|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.
|Methods, systems, and devices for multi-user improvement of reading comprehension using frequency altered feedback|
Multi-user portable electronic devices for improving reading ability and/or comprehension for a plurality of subjects are provided. The multi-user portable electronic devices may include a pitch shifter circuit configured to generate frequency altered auditory speech feedback (faf) signals corresponding to respective auditory speech signals received from respective active microphones, and to transmit the respective faf signals to the plurality of subjects while one or more of the plurality of subjects are respectively reading aloud, to improve the plurality of subjects' reading ability and/or comprehension.
|Lanyards for portable electronic devices|
A lanyard assembly for securing a portable electronic device relative to a user. The lanyard assembly can include an i/o device, an electrical conductor, and a multi-ended portion.
|Electronic device and method of controlling smart televisions|
In a method of controlling a smart television (tv), one or more portable electronic device are authenticated to control the smart tv. When more than one authenticated portable electronic devices send a power-on signal to the smart tv, a normal mode is executed.
|Chip card holder for portable electronic devices|
A chip card holder includes a housing, a receiving frame, an elastic member, a tray, and a protective cover. The housing defines two holes.
|Shock proof system for portable electronic devices|
A shock proof system includes a detecting module, a receiving module, a sensing module, and a protecting module. The detecting module is used to output a protecting signal.
|Storage and charging station system for portable electronic devices|
A storage and management assembly for a plurality of portable electronic devices is provided. The assembly includes a tower assembly to define a vertical channel along a first side of the tower assembly.
|Three-dimensional scanning using existing sensors on portable electronic devices|
The disclosed embodiments provide a method and system for operating a portable electronic device. The portable electronic device includes a camera that obtains a set of images and one or more inertial sensors that obtain inertial data associated with the portable electronic device.
|Reader device for radio frequency identification transponder with transponder functionality|
A reader device for radio frequency identification transponders, which implements enhanced radio frequency identification transponder functionality. The reader device is capable of serving as a radio frequency identification transponder.
|Apparatus with rotating disc for electronic devices and the like|
It is one aspect of the present invention to provide a novel case apparatus designed for portable electronic devices and the like. In preferred embodiments, a strap is configured to secure the apparatus to the hand or other body part of a user while allowing the user rotate the electronic device and apparatus 360 degrees and slide the device back and forth in at least one direction.
|Latch and carry detachable messenger bag and shoulder strap assembly for personal electronic devices|
A carrying case assembly for portable electronic devices includes a carrying case that has: an exterior casing that creates a compartment for receiving a portable electronic device; means for securing the portable electronic device within the compartment; and a first component of an interlocking mechanism attached to a surface of the exterior casing and utilized to hang the carrying case on a user wearable strap configured with a second component of the interlocking mechanism. The assembly further includes a holding latch having: (i) a first connecting section that securely attaches the holding latch to the user wearable strap; and (ii) a second connecting section serving as the second component of the interlocking mechanism, which receives the first component attached to the surface of the carrying case and enables the carrying case to be fixably and removably attached to the user wearable device via the holding latch..
|Method of manufacturing a flexible portable electronic device|
Joining and welding the first overmoulded impermeable plastic strip to the second decorated impermeable plastic strip, and then in cutting out and releasing the portable electronic devices.. .
|Methods and apparatus for providing secure logon to a gaming machine using a mobile device|
A gaming system compatible with patron-controlled portable electronic devices, such as smart phones or tablet computers, is described. When a transaction is initiated on an egm that requires the input of sensitive information data, such data can be input directly from the player/patrons portable electronic device.
|Apparatus and method for 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 a left speaker. The accessory has a sender for initiating transmission of an rf test signal at the portable electronic device.
|Portable electronic devices, and methods of peer-to-peer communication of media between the same|
A wireless media player and a related system and methodology are disclosed. One aspect of the wireless media player system pertains to a virtual connector system, apparatus, and method for the automatic establishment of wireless connectivity with other electronic devices.
|Systems and methods for interactive, real-time tablet-based tutoring|
A peer-to-peer tutoring system is provided for use between touch screen portable electronic devices. The system provides a dynamic, real-time interactive session between a tutor and a student using a virtual whiteboard, real-time messaging and voice communications.
|Radio frequency emission guard for portable wireless electronic device|
A radio frequency and electromagnetic emission shield employed on wireless personal and portable electronic devices, containing one or more layers of radio frequency (rf) or electromagnetic (em) screening material, shielding the user from harmful rf or em radiation, or a redirection antenna that receives all rf signals, and redirects those signals away from the user. The rf emission shield may be contained within a plurality of outer layers, providing a secure fit to a wireless electronic device and an outer layer providing an easy grip for the user..
|Portable energy harvesting, storing, and charging device|
Embodiments of the present invention may provide a portable energy harvesting, energy storage and battery charging device. The portable device consistent with embodiments of the invention may be worn as, for example, a wrist application.
|Portable energy harvesting, storing, and charging device|
Embodiments of the present invention may provide a portable energy harvesting, energy storage and battery charging device. The portable device consistent with embodiments of the invention may be worn as, for example, a wrist application.
|Dryer for portable electronics|
Systems and methods are described for conductively heated vacuum-based drying of portable electronic devices. For example, a portable electronic device that has been exposed to excessive liquid is placed inside a drying chamber.
|Combined storage and docking unit for a portable electronic device|
A combined storage and docking unit for attachment to the instrument panel of a motor vehicle is disclosed in which a portable electronic device such as an mp3 player or gps navigation device can be held in a display position by clamping it between lid and storage box parts of the combined storage and docking unit. The storage box includes a trough shaped portion in which the portable electronic device can be stowed if it is not required to be used.
|Authenticating printers prior to pairing with portable electronic devices|
The disclosed embodiments provide a system that facilitates the execution of a print job. During operation, the system receives, at a printer, a signal from a portable electronic device indicating the printer has been selected for the print job.
|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.
|Systems involving portable electronic devices and related methods|
Systems involving portable electronic devices and related methods are provided. In this regard, a representative system includes: an accessory having an antenna and a device interface, the device interface electrically communicating with the antenna; the accessory being movable between an attached configuration, in which the accessory engages the portable electronic device such that the device interface communicates signals between the portable electronic device and the antenna, and a detached configuration, in which the accessory is disengaged from the portable electronic device..
|System for simultaneously charging multiple portable electronic devices|
A system for simultaneously charging the multiple portable electronic devices is used to serially recharge a number of electronic devices without having to use more than one electrical outlet. The system also allows these electronic devices to more evenly distribute electrically power amongst the coupled group of devices.
|Carbon nanotube transistor voltage converter circuit|
A voltage converter circuit includes one or more single-walled carbon nanotube transistors, capable of handling relatively high amounts of current. The transistors are formed using a porous structure which has a number of single-walled carbon nanotubes.
|Portable electronic device protector with pop-up support|
A protector for portable electronic devices is disclosed comprising an embossed, generally x-shaped frame, and including a portfolio-style protective cover having a “pop-up” kickstand propping element built into it.. .
|System and method for making screen protectors|
The present invention provides a system and method for creating screen protectors for electronic devices where the screen protectors may be formed from stock screen protector material to fit any of a multitude of differently sized, shaped and/or configured screens for distinct portable electronic devices. The system includes screen protector material, a cutting element, a control unit and an interface.
|Self-configuring media devices and methods|
Systems and methods for self-configuring portable electronic devices are provided. In one embodiment, the portable device includes carrier circuitry that receives compressed data streams of information and application circuitry that decompresses the received data stream in accordance with a specific codec.
|Portable electronic device ring-holder|
Embodiments disclosed herein provide systems and methods for a multifunction device holding accessory to improve the convenience of use of portable electronic devices. In embodiments, two half-rings may be configured to be positioned in a first position and in a second position.
|Method and apparatus for forming sublimation images on cases for portable electronic devices|
A method and apparatus for placing sublimation images on cases of electronic devices prints a plurality of separate sublimation images on a sheet of transfer paper at predetermined locations. The periphery of the images is cut but leaves each image attached to the sheet at least at three locations.
|Ring-shaped cover for portable electronic device|
An outer cover for an electronic device, such as a portable electronic device, is disclosed. Since portable electronic devices are often portable, they can be damaged, such as scratched, dented, broken, and the like, when transported or used.
|Computer program, method, and system for preparing and conducting product and service demonstrations|
A computer program, method, and system for organizing and conducting product or service demonstrations may be implemented with a computer system operated by or for an agent or other person or entity that organizes product or service demonstrations and a plurality of mobile phones or other portable electronic devices operated by event personnel or other persons who staff or otherwise run the product or service demonstrations. Each mobile phone may be provisioned with an event management program that receives information and data from the computer system, provides instructions and other information to an event personnel using the mobile phone, receives inputs from the event personnel while a product or service demonstration is being performed, and transmits information and data back to the computer system..
System of structuring match data updates in multiplayer games includes a plurality of portable electronic devices and a server. Each device may execute a match and store match data.
|Near-field communication authentication|
Various aspects are directed to circuit apparatuses, portable electronic devices, and executable applets pertaining to storing and providing secure access to data. As consistent with one or more embodiments, an apparatus includes a memory circuit that stores executable applet data, a near-field communication (nfc) controller that communicates and receives power via an nfc antenna, and a secure element connected to and powered by the nfc controller circuit (e.g., and operable within a portable device).
|Portable electronic device case accessories and related systems and methods|
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, a rotational mechanism coupled to the support configured to allow the holder to rotate in one or more directions relative to the support, and a holder coupled to the rotational mechanism and configured to secure the portable electronic device..
|Self-charging electronic devices|
Self-powered portable electronic devices are disclosed that have the capacity to generate their own electrical power, store electrical charge, and distribute electrical power to similarly designed devices in close proximity. Devices generate power in part using one or more non-solar thermal energy sources that have increased stability and efficiency compared to current solar cell powered devices.
|Using magnets to position cables/flexes during system assembly|
Methods and tools for positioning cables using magnets during assembly of a consumer electronic product are described. Methods described are well suited in the manufacture of portable electronic devices such as mobile phones, computer tablets and the like.
|Method and device for an intelligent control of portable electronic devices|
Methods and devices for intelligently controlling a portable electronic device are described. The method includes detecting a selection of a respective application program of the plurality of application programs.
|Automated personal information sharing system and methods|
Information is automatically identified and shared between individuals who wish to become socially or professionally “connected.” an electronic communication is sent from one person to another including a request or invitation to be personally connected. If the request is accepted by the other person, a computer network is automatically accessed without further user intervention to search of one or more electronic databases to locate information related to the persons.
|Support system for digital tablet devices|
A grippable support apparatus functions as a combination support stand and carrying handle for portable electronic devices. The apparatus includes a base member, an attachment member for attaching the base member with a rear surface of the table device, and an interface configured to be gripped by the hand of an associated user for carrying the tablet device from place to place.
|Combination support stand and carrying handle for portable electronic devices|
A combination support stand and carrying handle apparatus for use with an associated tablet device having a generally rectangular conformation with opposite front and back substantially planar surfaces. The apparatus includes a mounting member, a handle member, and a support stand for holding the associated tablet device on surfaces at selected angles for convenience of use of the tablet device.
|Protective case for portable electronic devices|
The present application is directed to a protective case for housing an electronic device including a front cover member defined by an outer surface and an inner surface and a back cover member having an outer surface and an inner surface defining a first thickness of the back cover member, the inner surface including one or more raised surface areas defining a second thickness of the back cover member along a predetermined pattern.. .
|Insert molded device housings for portable electronic devices|
Improved techniques for forming an electronic device housing in which an outer housing member can be assembled with one or more other housing members of the electronic device are disclosed. The one or more other housing members can together with a thin substrate layer (or thin substrate) form a frame to which the outer housing member can be secured.
|Multipurpose auxiliary energy transmission device|
The subject of the invention relates to a multipurpose auxiliary energy transmission device for supplying electrical energy to portable electronic devices (1), which includes a carrier body (10) with an energy input gate (14) and an energy output gate (15) and at least two current conductor bodies (20, 30) located on the carrier body (10) which are electrically isolated from each other, where the one end (21) of the one current conductor body (20) is connected to the energy input gate (14) and its other end (22) to the energy output gate (15), while the one end (31) of the other current conductor body (30) is connected to the energy input gate (14) and its other end (32) to the energy output gate (15). The characteristic feature of the invention is that the carrier body (10) is supplemented with a reference signal forwarding gate (16) and a reference signal transmission body (40), the one end (41) of the reference signal transmission body (40) is connected to either the one current conductor body (20) or to the other current conductor body (30) and the other end (43) is connected to the reference signal forwarding gate (16) located on the edge (11) of the carrier body (10), and a voltage setting member (42) is inserted between the one end (41) and the other end (43) of the reference signal transmission body (40)..
|Protective bumper case|
The protective bumper case represents a two-component movable frame configured to secure and protect portable electronic devices of every sort and kind from mechanical harm (bumps, dings, scratches, etc.). The bumper case consists of the front and back protective pieces able to be rotated but connected by a pair of hinges on the top and to provide a robust cohesion within the entire structure when assembled on the relevant electronic device due to the coupled magnets inserted into the bottom side sections of the case frame components.
|Cable structures and systems and methods for making the same|
Cable structures for use in cable assemblies that interconnect portable electronic devices with various other devices, such as power adaptors, computers, media playback devices, etc. Are shown.
|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.
|Apparatus for electronic devices with vibrators and fuel cells|
The disclosure is directed to efficiently harnessing the mechanical energy of actuators used for producing vibration alerts in portable electronic devices to control the flow of fuel and mix the fuel in devices with fuel cells. Example embodiments control the flow of fuel into a reaction area and/or mix fuel in a fuel storage area of a fuel cell assembly.
|Increased energy density and swelling control in batteries for portable electronic devices|
The disclosed embodiments relate to the design and manufacture of a battery cell. The battery cell includes a cathode containing a first cathode active material and a second cathode active material with a lower first coulombic efficiency and a higher energy density than the first cathode active material.
|Multiple electrode substrate thicknesses in battery cells for portable electronic devices|
The disclosed embodiments provide a battery cell. The battery cell includes an electrode containing an active material and a continuous substrate.
|Escape and survival system|
A portable, stylish, comprehensively stocked emergency escape and survival package gives the user ability to successfully confront diverse emergency and disaster conditions most likely encountered in the urban or suburban environment. The package is a system of a backpack carrying case and numerous components stored within the case.
|Portable electronic device protector|
A protector for portable electronic devices is disclosed comprising an embossed, generally x-shaped frame, and including a portfolio-style protective cover having a “kickstand” propping element built into it, the cover also adapted to accommodate the embossed frame.. .
|Universal portable electronic device protector|
A protector for portable electronic devices is disclosed, including a portfolio-style protective cover having device-capturing lugs attached to stretchable legs of an x-shaped frame capable of accommodating a wide variety of sizes.. .
|Wirelessly powered furniture|
A remote transmitter wirelessly transmits energy to an article of furniture adapted to receive and store the wireless energy. The article of furniture is further adapted distribute the stored energy to electrical loads such as peripheral electronic devices, portable electronic devices and other articles of furniture.