|| List of recent Smartphone-related patents
|Bound based contextual zoom|
Methods and systems for bound based contextual zoom are disclosed. Legacy windows desktop and web applications were designed for a mouse or other high-precision pointing device, and as such, small controls and closely grouped controls/icons were commonly designed/used on the screen.
|System for generating unique handwriting style of user and method therefor|
Provided is a system for generating a unique handwriting style of a user in which a minimum amount of phonemes, for example, only 59 phonemes of hangul, are received from a user and transformed and combined to implement a syllable, thus simply generating a unique handwriting of a user. According to the system, a phoneme input by a user is displayed on a display screen of a smartphone, or the like, and corresponding phonemes are received based on the displayed input phoneme, thus implementing a handwriting fitting a user handwriting, and when a syllable is formed with a plurality of phonemes, a syllable is implemented by matching a designated connection point to each phoneme, thereby generating a natural handwriting..
|Docking station with hooking function|
A dock for connecting a smartphone to a display and a laptop is disclosed. The dock transfers audio/video data from a smartphone to a display, establishes a wireless link with the smartphone and intercepts input device event messages of a laptop so that a user can use input devices of the laptop to control the smartphone.
|Docking station with kvm switch|
A dock for connecting a smartphone to a display and peripherals is disclosed. The dock transfers audio/video data to a display, establishes a wireless link with peripherals and possesses a kvm function.
|Retail inventory management services through personal mobile devices|
A system is disclosed for providing retailer controllable access to consolidated inventory management services through a retail worker's personal smartphone. The system—operable largely within and through the retailer's private computing network—comprises data nodes, an enterprise service bus, and a device application.
|Methods, devices and systems for providing mobile advertising and on-demand information to user communication devices|
Methods, systems, software, computer-readable media, and the like relate to providing and receiving relevant data from one or more entities. Data is received by a wireless user device directly from a wireless transmitter.
|Wearable sensor device for health monitoring and methods of use|
A device for monitoring health information. The device comprises a material capable of being worn on a person's body, an optical generator, an optical sensor, a processor, and an interface for communicating with an external device.
|Rechargeable battery for mobile, personal devices, such as mobile telephones, smartphones, pdas or e-readers|
Rechargeable battery (4) for mobile, personal devices, such as mobile telephones, smartphones, pdas or e-readers, which have an internal antenna (1, 9) for electromagnetic near-field communication by means of rfid, nfc or similar standards. The rechargeable battery has an intermediate antenna (2), which communicates contactlessly with the internal antenna (1 or 9), and an external antenna (3), which is connected to the intermediate antenna (2) and communicates towards the outside, wherein the intermediate antenna (2) and the external antenna (3) are applied to two opposite side surfaces of the preferably exchangeable rechargeable battery (4), and the intermediate antenna (2) is arranged in the communication range of the internal antenna (1) when the rechargeable battery has been inserted into the mobile device.
|Peripheral specific selection of automated response messages|
Software and computer processor implemented system and method of providing customized automated responses to different types of incoming electronic messages from various contact sources, particularly useful for preventing distracted driving. Here the invention's software, often in the form of an app, runs on a smartphone or other computerized device configured to automatically connect to various peripherals, such as automobile associated bluetooth peripherals.
|Wireless network design, commissioning, and controls for hvac, water heating, and lighting system optimization|
Methods, devices, and systems for commissioning and programming a network of wireless devices are disclosed herein. These can include utilizing a commissioning tool having a directional radio frequency antenna, a microprocessor, and memory.
|Software application to reduce distractions while in motion|
Our invention seeks to disable or impede smartphones, mobile devices, or tablet's keyboards, keypads, numerical keypads, or voice recognition software from being used while in motion at speeds in excess of 3 mph, thereby eliminating distractions while in motion.. .
|Docking station for smartphone|
A dock for connecting a smartphone to a display and peripherals is disclosed. The dock uses a single connector to transfer audio/video data to a display and input-output data and to establish a wireless link with peripherals.
|Competitive photo rig|
A specialized multi-smartphone rig is configured to simultaneously hold and operate multiple camera-equipped smartphones to enable capture of the same image by each camera under identical conditions using a single shutter release button on the rig. Because smartphones typically vary in how much time they use to process user input, custom native applications (“apps”) are installed on each smartphone to enable the cameras to operate in a synchronized manner.
|System and method for generating a biometric identifier|
Systems and methods are provided for recording a user's biometric features and generating an identifier representative of the user's biometric features using mobile device such as a smartphone. The systems and methods described herein enable a series of operations whereby a user using a mobile device can capture imagery of a user's face, eyes and periocular region.
|System and method for determining liveness|
Systems and methods are provided for recording a user's biometric features and generating an identifier representative of the user's biometric features and whether the user is alive (“liveness”) using mobile devices such as a smartphone. The systems and methods described herein enable a series of operations whereby a user using a mobile device can capture imagery of a user's face, eyes and periocular region.
|System and method for authorizing access to access-controlled environments|
Systems and methods are provided for authorizing a user to access an access-controlled environment. The system includes a system server platform that communicates with fixed pc's, servers and mobile devices (e.g., smartphones) operated by users.
|Methods and systems for displaying icons on a user interface|
A method and system for displaying icons on a user interface of a smart device are disclosed. The method includes obtaining a webpage address and checking security of the webpage linked to the webpage address.
|System and method for providing customized audio content to a vehicle radio system using a smartphone|
A method is disclosed for providing real time information content from a remote content source to an individual travelling in a vehicle over a personal electronic device (ped) of the individual, for playback over a subsystem of the vehicle. A control is designated on the vehicle subsystem which enables the individual to request the information content from the remote content source.
|Electronic suspension and near-field magnetic resonance system for smart phone and tablet devices|
An electromagnetic suspension and near-field magnetic resonance system for smart phones and tablet devices includes a electromagnetic suspension and near-field magnetic resonance base unit, a case for a smartphone or tablet housing at least one reciprocating magnet.. .
|Integrated industrial door control and reporting system and method|
A system for integrating industrial doors into a total system for monitoring and control of a building, warehouse or group of buildings. Controllers for each door motor have absolute position shaft encoders that provide the exact shaft position to a controller system that allows real-time control of torque and current.
|Customize smartphone's system-wide progress bar with user-specified content|
An apparatus and method for customizing an operating system (os) function of a mobile terminal are provided. The method includes determining content data to be displayed when the os function is called by an application running on the mobile terminal, when the os function is called by the application, displaying the content data superimposed over the application in a display, and, when the os function is released by the application, returning to a display of the application in the display..
|Payment processing using biometric identification|
Facial recognition is used to associate, organize, identify, select, execute, and transfer payment, data files, and personal information to and from a user's profile in the cloud through a c2c and b2c network. The information—financial, professional, and personal—is securely delivered to a pos system, to a credit-card company/acquirer, to a cloud database, to a checkout tablet, and/or to a consumer-owned and operated smartphone device or tablet..
|Mobile phone for stimulating the trigeminal nerve to treat disorders|
Devices and methods are disclosed that allow a patient to self-treat a medical condition, such as migraine headache and trigeminal neuralgia and the like, by noninvasive electrical stimulation of nerves of the head, particularly supraorbital, supratrochlear, infraorbital, and mental nerves in the vicinity of their foramen or notch. The system comprises a handheld mobile device, such as a smartphone, that is applied to the surface of the patient's head.
|Mobile phone for treating a patient with dementia|
Devices, systems and methods are disclosed that allow a patient to self-treat neurodegenerative diseases, such as dementia, alzheimer's disease, ischemic stroke, post-concussion syndrome, chronic traumatic encephalopathy and the like by electrical noninvasive stimulation of a vagus nerve. The system comprises a handheld stimulator that is applied to the surface of the patient's neck, wherein the stimulator comprises or is joined to a smartphone.
|Mobile phone for treating a patient with seizures|
Devices, systems and methods are disclosed that allow a patient to self-treat epileptic seizures by electrical noninvasive stimulation of a vagus nerve. The system comprises a handheld stimulator that is applied to the surface of the patient's neck, wherein the stimulator comprises or is joined to a smartphone.
|Smartdevices enabled secure access to multiple entities (sesame)|
This invention proposes novel systems, methods and apparatus that utilize smart devices (e.g., smartphones) capable of reading/processing biometric inputs, and wireless communications over secure, short-range wireless channels (e.g., near field communications (nfc)) to securely access websites and cyber-physical system (cps) entities such as vehicles, rooms and control knobs as well as sensors and smart meters. A user accesses a website on a display terminal or cps entity by using her smart device to send her biometric credentials to request access for a service, and communicates with either the said terminal or the said cps entity which is also capable of short-range wireless communications, using secure and short-range wireless channels to ensure the authenticity of the user when using the service.
|Smartphone scanner adapter|
A smartphone adapter for redirecting light to a camera mounted on a smartphone includes a housing, which includes (i) an aperture for receiving light reflected from a scannable symbol and (ii) a reflective surface for redirecting light received through the aperture to the smartphone camera, and a member for mechanically affixing the smartphone adapter to the smartphone.. .
|Smartphone dock reminder for vehicles|
A system and method for reminding a user to dock a mobile device in a docking apparatus within a vehicle are provided. A docking apparatus includes: one or more sensors for determining whether an object is present in the docking apparatus; and at least one of speakers, a vibration mechanism, and one or more display indicators for reminding a user to place the mobile device in the docking apparatus when the one or more sensors determine that an object is not present in the docking apparatus.
|Smartphone arrangements responsive to musical artists and other content proprietors|
Methods and arrangements involving portable devices, such as smartphones and tablet computers, are disclosed. One particular arrangement concerns a software program that is launched following detection of audio content performed by a first musical artist.
|Smartphone-based methods and systems|
Arrangements involving portable devices (e.g., smartphones and tablet computers) are disclosed. One arrangement enables a content creator to select software with which that creator's content should be rendered—assuring continuity between artistic intention and delivery.
|Proximity detection using sensors based on a programmable multi-array structures|
Embodiments of the present disclosure is directed to the use of spatially diverse multiple antenna structures and associated radio transmitters and receivers in a sensor for accurate proximity detection. In a retail environment, a system based on a network of such (smart) sensors can accurately detect presence and location of a shopper's wireless mobile device as the shopper moves along the shopping aisles carrying the wireless mobile device (e.g.
|System and method for continuous and incremental location tracking of a smartphone based on situation-aware control of the level of background sensing|
More specifically, the present invention can be regarded as a new approach for continuous and incremental location tracking of a personal mobile device that best balances energy consumption with location accuracy during daily routine activities of a given user.. .
|Display terminal and server installed in vehicle|
A smartphone (10) includes an area information obtaining unit (17), a map information obtaining unit (18), and a display unit (12). The area information obtaining unit (17) obtains area information indicating at least one area communicable directly or indirectly.
|Microwave stethoscope for measuring cardio-pulmonary vital signs and lung water content|
A microwave stethoscope measurement method and sensor design employ a microwave transmission sensor and a microwave reception sensor placed on a patient's chest in spaced-apart side-by-side configuration for monitoring patient vital signs, lung water content and other critical measurements. The side-by-side sensors are spaced apart a separation distance of about 1-3 cm in lateral chest orientation.
|Method and system for decoupling user authentication and data encryption on mobile devices|
A method for decoupling user authentication and data encryption on mobile devices includes generating an encryption key (“ek”) for encrypting data and a key encryption key (“kek”) for encrypting the ek, obtaining an encrypted ek by encrypting the ek using the kek, storing the encrypted ek on a data container device (“dcd”), and storing the kek on a key vault device (“kvd”) that is distinct from the dcd. Neither the ek nor kek are generated using a user authentication secret as a seed.
|Portable electronic device case with battery|
A case for a smartphone electronic device protects and extends the battery life of the smartphone. The case has a first case portion and a second case portion, which assemble together to protect the top, side, and bottom edges of the smartphone.
|Method for gesture control|
A method for gesture-based control of a portable, electronic device (1) with a touchscreen (2). Novel gestures are introduced which are compatible with conventional touchscreen gestures and can be used simultaneously.
|Methods, program products, and systems relating to vehicular garage door control systems|
Embodiments of method performed in conjunction with a vehicular garage door control system are provided, as are embodiments of a vehicular garage door control system and a program product executed by a smartphone in communicating with such a garage door control system. The vehicular garage door control system may include an in-vehicle garage door opener (gdo) signal generator, a wireless receiver, and a controller.
|Smartphone-based methods and systems|
Arrangements involving portable devices (e.g., smartphones and tablet computers) are disclosed. One arrangement enables a content creator to select software with which that creator's content should be rendered—assuring continuity between artistic intention and delivery.
|Touchscreen device user interface for remote control of a thermostat|
Systems and methods are described for interactively and graphically interfacing with a user on an hvac system controlled by a thermostat. The user interface is implemented on a touch screen display on a remote wirelessly connected device such as smartphone or a tablet pc.
|Method of making an automated external defibrillator|
A method includes making a device capable of administering an electrical shock to a patient and operable with a smartphone. The steps include providing a case; providing an automated external defibrillator fitting within the case; providing a case input/output port to the automated external defibrillator that mates with a corresponding smartphone input/output port; and providing foldable pads fitting within the case.
|Method, system, apparatus, and tangible portable interactive electronic device storage medium; that processes custom programs and data for a user by creating, displaying, storing, modifying, performing adaptive learning routines, and multitasking; utilizing cascade windows on an electronic screen display in a mobile electronic intercative device gui (graphical user interface) system|
The instant invention comprises an apparatus, system, method, and tangible interactive mobile device storage medium, for creating, displaying, storing, modifying, performing adaptive learning routines, and multitasking; utilizing cascade windows™ on a display in an interactive mobile device gui (graphical user interface) system; where the cascade windows created and displayed by the cascade software™ technology invention arranges the active interface of various mobile smartphone/device systems into adjustable dimension windows opened on the mobile device screen simultaneously so that multitasking is more efficient and effortless. This process and option of cascading various system and/or application windows simultaneously, creates a powerful tool for the user and a culminating technical effect that allows the user to go back in time, and view on the display various screen configurations ranked high in importance by the user and the machine, which occurred over a specific time interval in the past..
|System for implementing a travel network with trip planning and social media capabilities|
A system and methodology through which users can access various features and functionality relative to travel and collaborative and informational aspects thereof. This functionality is accessed through a website available to users through various devices such as tablets, pcs, laptops, smartphones and other similar devices.
|Skin imaging and applications|
The availability of high quality imagers on smartphones and other portable devices facilitates creation of a large, crowd-sourced, image reference library that depicts skin rashes and other dermatological conditions. Some of the images are uploaded with, or later annotated with, associated diagnoses or other information (e.g., “this rash went away when i stopped drinking milk”).
|Data acquisition for machine perception systems|
Apparatus, methods, and articles of manufacture for obtaining examples that break a visual expression classifier at user devices such as tablets, smartphones, personal computers, and cameras. The examples are sent from the user devices to a server.
|Portable hdmi monitor that displays while powering mobile devices|
A system comprises three major components including a portable monitor, a housing, and a removable shelf. The portable monitor is suitable to display hdmi data coming from mobiles devices.
A smartphone characterized in that: an application processor enables a first user interface to be sent and displayed on a touch screen of the smartphone if a smartphone is not electrically connected to an external display or a flat-screen tv set and a displaying criterion of the touch screen is met, wherein the first user interface comprises at least a mobile phone application; and the application processor sends a second user interface to the external display or the flat-screen tv set if the smartphone is electrically connected to the external display or the flat-screen tv set and a displaying criterion of the external display or the flat-screen tv set is met, wherein the second user interface comprises at least an application for use in operating the external display or the flat-screen tv set. The application processor sends commands and/or data to the external display or the flat-screen tv set..
|Longitudinal dermoscopic study employing smartphone-based image registration|
The evolution of a skin condition over time can be useful in its assessment. In an illustrative arrangement, a user captures skin images at different times, using a smartphone.
|Icelsius wireless: wireless monitoring with smart phones and tablets|
Home use of sensors has been limited to rudimentary devices such as using a thermometer or sensors installed in homes by third party for security. An affordable sensor with advanced capabilities as used in commercial applications has not been possible.
|Fluorescence imager on a mobile device|
Systems and methods for substantially simultaneously exciting a fluorescently labeled specimen and capturing fluorescent light emitted therefrom using a smartphone, tablet, or similar mobile computing device, are disclosed herein. The system includes a light-emitting diode (“led”) light source coupled with the smartphone to excite the specimen and an imaging device coupled with the smartphone to capture fluorescent light emitted from the specimen.
|Toothbrush and system with sensors and user identification|
A toothbrush provides a unique opportunity to integrate health monitoring sensors into an object widely used by the mass population daily. A toothbrush is provided with various health monitoring sensors including an orientation sensor, oximetry sensor, capacitive sensor, pressure sensor, and temperature sensor.
|Fingerprint based smartphone user verification|
A touch screen, now incorporated in most smart phones, presents an effective and transparent method to incorporate continuous active user verification schemes. The projected capacitive grid structure can be used to capture enough information to verify that a valid user currently has possession of the mobile device, even while the user is not consciously engaged in an active verification interface.
|Cyber-bullying response system and method|
A method of rapid response to a cyber-bullying incident is provided by means of a “smartphone,” such as an iphone™ or android™, running anti-bullying application software. The application software, which is constantly running or available for launch on the smartphone of the minor user, enables the user to instantly initiate response and reporting of a cyber-bullying incident from a touchscreen menu.
|Methods for conducting electronic payment transactions with scannable codes|
One embodiment of the invention provides for making electronic payments by scanning a merchant 2d code located near the point of sale with the customer's cell phone and transmitting the code or data embodied by the code to a payment center where the merchant's account can be credited and the customer's account debited without transmitting account information over the airwaves. In another embodiment of the invention, both parties transmit the same randomly generated 2d code or data embodied by the code to the payment center where they are matched to each other and to the buyer and seller to process the transaction.
|Method of and apparatus for transmitting/receiving digital signage contents|
A method of transmitting and receiving digital signage contents, which is capable of easily transmitting and receiving digital signage contents using a smartphone's application, is disclosed. According to an aspect, the method of transmitting and receiving digital signage contents includes: executing an application; transmitting a message for requesting digital signage contents displayed on a digital signage display device to a digital signage manager through the application; receiving the digital signage contents from the digital signage manager; and outputting the received digital signage contents.
|Method and aparatus for bearer and server independent parental control on smartphone, managed by smartphone|
In some embodiments, the invention involves parental or master control of a child or subordinate mobile phone without service provider intervention. An embodiment of the invention is a system and method relating to master control of the subordinate smart phone using features on the smart phones, and independent of features provided by the phone service providers.
|Active stereo with satellite device or devices|
The subject disclosure is directed towards communicating image-related data between a base station and/or one or more satellite computing devices, e.g., tablet computers and/or smartphones. A satellite device captures image data and communicates image-related data (such as the images or depth data processed therefrom) to another device, such as a base station.
|Lighting device which attaches to a desktop, laptop or tablet computer or smartphone, providing even illumination of the user's face.|
A lighting device which attaches to a desktop, notebook or tablet computer. Is claimed.
|Tablet device, information display method, display system, and display method|
When display screen information (a) displayed on the screen of a smartphone (100) that is equipped with a vertical screen and operated while being held in a vertical state is acquired and displayed on a tablet device (200) that is equipped with a horizontal screen and operated while being held in a horizontal state, if the display screen information (a) acquired from the smartphone (100) is not for use on a horizontal screen, the display screen information (a) is rotated 90 degrees and enlarged and displayed at the same vertical/horizontal aspect ratio to fill the screen of the tablet device (200).. .
|Transferring state information between electronic devices|
Some embodiments enable a first electronic device (e.g., a notebook computer) to obtain state information directly from another electronic device (e.g., a smartphone) so that the first electronic device may replicate a state of content of the other computing device. This is useful when a user of an electronic device desires to switch between one device and another device such that the user may continue an activity (e.g., playing a video game) on another device without having to restart the activity.
|Method for data transport and recovery of dependent creatures|
A method for reuniting lost dependent creatures with a guardian, or, alternatively, to store and transport information pertaining to a dependent creature, where the dependent creature is equipped with a unique identification tag bearing a two-dimensional bar code scannable using smartphones and other equipment typically carried by many individuals and a scan of the unique identification tag provides information to the scanning individual about the dependent creature and substantially simultaneously provides information about at least the location of the scanning device to the guardian.. .
|Ergonomic case for a smartphone|
An ergonomic case for a smartphone features contoured finger grips at appropriate locations around the outside surface, in a pattern that provides a comfortable and ergonomic grip for a hand. Specifically, three or four finger indentations are provided in the position of use in voice calling mode.
|Sliding side menu gui with menu items displaying indicia of updated content|
A sliding side menu gui interface for computerized devices that shows indicia of updated content on at least some of its various menu items. These indicia can include icons representing graphics or thumbnail images representing individuals that caused the updated content, type of updated content, amount of updated content, or other useful information.
|Web page ranking method, apparatus and program product|
Web pages accessed as results obtained from search engines which locate documents or web pages or web sites in a computer network (e.g., a distributed system of computer systems), are displayed in a ranked order. The ranked order improves the relevance of displayed web pages to a search inquiry entered by a user of an end user device such as a personal computer system, a tablet, a smartphone or other device.
|System and method for generating ethnic and cultural emoticon language dictionaries|
A computer-implemented system and method for developing ethnic and cultural emoticons that are downloadable or uploadable to smart devices or devices, such as laptops, smartphones, and tablet devices, for fast and efficient communications between smart device or other users is disclosed. The computer-implemented system and method also provides for updating cultural or ethnic dictionaries on a periodic basis to reflect the changing nature of language being used by ethnic and cultural groups so that effective communications can be carried out as these changes take place.
|Portable charging system for a smartphone|
Provided herein is an electronically-linkable protective smartphone case and a portable charging system comprising the protective case and a charging holster. The protective case has means for contacting a battery disposed in the charging holster and means for electronically contacting the charging port of a smartphone disposed within the protective case.
|User identification method for automated furniture|
A method of user identification in association with an automated furniture item is provided. In embodiments, a user identification method for an automated furniture item utilizes occupancy detection and proximity detection, such as via a ble pxp.
|Smartphone proximity card emulation|
Methods, systems, and computer program products are provided that enable a portable computing device to emulate a proximity card. A portable computing device is provided that includes an antenna, storage that stores an identification number, and a processor.
|Method for real-time processing of a video sequence on mobile terminals|
A method for embedding an image in a video sequence for a mobile terminal. Preferably, the mobile terminal is a tablet or smartphone.
|Attachable smartphone camera|
Systems and methods are disclosed herein that generally involve a camera system including a high-quality lens which is selectively attachable to a mobile device, effectively replacing the mobile device's integral lens. The attachable camera system can leverage existing features of the mobile device, such as the display, battery, storage, and sharing functions, allowing the camera system itself to be a relatively simple, lightweight, portable, and inexpensive device.
|Image-based measurement tools|
Provided are methods, systems, devices, and computer programs enabling the measurement of various objects using imaging. The disclosed inventions are adaptable to mobile devices such as smartphones, allowing a range of unique measurements to be conveniently made, including length, area, distance, velocity, and height.