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Shared secret arrangements and optical data transfer

Digimarc

Shared secret arrangements and optical data transfer

Wearable air quality monitor

Wearable air quality monitor

Wearable air quality monitor

Toshiba

Photographing apparatus


Date/App# patent app List of recent Smartphone-related patents
07/30/15
20150215753 
 System and  remote care and monitoring using a mobile device patent thumbnailnew patent System and remote care and monitoring using a mobile device
A system and method for remote care and monitoring of the user of a mobile device, such as a smartphone, and for simplifying use of the mobile device by the user. The system and method comprises software, operable on the mobile device and/or a remote device (such as another smartphone, a computer (including, for example, a web-based application system) or other device), for facilitating the use of a mobile smartphone device while also enabling authorized users (e.g.
Leipzig Technology, Llc


07/30/15
20150215527 
 Photographing apparatus patent thumbnailnew patent Photographing apparatus
According to an embodiment, a cpu of a smartphone executes: a first process for judging whether or not there is a first input corresponding to first registered information in a short-distance photographing mode; a second process for, when it is judged in the first process that the first input corresponding to the first registered information exists, performing image pickup by an image sensor after elapse of a first time period and displaying a still image picked up and obtained on the display device; a third process for judging whether or not there is a second input corresponding to second registered information after displaying the still image picked up and obtained by the second process on the display device; and a fourth process for recording the still image to a memory when it is judged in the third process that the second input corresponding to the second registered information exists.. .
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


07/30/15
20150215514 
 Device for wirelessly controlling a camera patent thumbnailnew patent Device for wirelessly controlling a camera
A system for wirelessly controlling a camera including: a camera control device including a display and a transceiver, and a smartphone/tablet including a camera module, a display disposed on a first side of the smartphone/tablet, and a transceiver, the camera module including a first camera disposed on the first side of the smartphone/tablet and a second camera disposed on a second side of the smartphone/tablet, wherein when an image shown on the display of the smartphone/tablet is shown on the display of the camera control device, the camera control device is configured to control the smartphone/tablet to take a picture of the image shown on the display of the smartphone/tablet.. .
Voxx International Corporation


07/30/15
20150215295 
 Shared secret arrangements and optical data transfer patent thumbnailnew patent Shared secret arrangements and optical data transfer
Digital data is optically broadcast through an environment by controllably switching the brightness or chrominance of led solid state lamps, or of other illumination sources (e.g., television screens and backlit computer displays). This optical data channel is useful to convey cryptographic key data by which devices within the environment can authenticate themselves to a secure network.
Digimarc Corporation


07/30/15
20150215256 
 Apparatus and  multi-format communication integration patent thumbnailnew patent Apparatus and multi-format communication integration
This disclosure relates generally to apparatuses, methods, and computer readable media for integrating communications for computing devices across multiple formats and multiple protocols. More particularly, this disclosure relates to apparatuses, methods, and computer readable media to permit computing devices, e.g., smartphones, tablets, laptops, wearables, and the like, to present users with a multi-protocol, person-centric, multi-format inbox feed system for integrating multi-format communications.
Entefy Inc.


07/30/15
20150213657 
 Support server, mobile terminal, and support system patent thumbnailnew patent Support server, mobile terminal, and support system
The fuel replenishment amount to a vehicle at each time is collected by a support server 10 through a smartphone 20. Then, information corresponding to calculation results such as the fuel remaining amount based on the information collected by the support server 10 is transmitted to a user through the smartphone 20.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.


07/30/15
20150213440 
 Pre-paid virtual card and  its creation and its utilization patent thumbnailnew patent Pre-paid virtual card and its creation and its utilization
A pre-paid virtual card has an identifier number that includes the telephone subscription number of a smartphone, by which the pre-paid virtual card is created at the moment in which an application (app), developed to create the pre-paid virtual card, is downloaded onto the smartphone, to automatically associate with its identifier the telephone subscription number, and to establish at least a first connection with an electronic money institution (emi), with which at least the e-mail address of the holder of the subscription, a password for subsequent access, and a pin security code for future payments instructions must be registered.. .
2 Pay S.r.l.


07/30/15
20150213251 
 Method, device, and system of protecting a log-in process of a computerized service patent thumbnailnew patent Method, device, and system of protecting a log-in process of a computerized service
Devices, systems, and methods of detecting user identity, differentiating between users of a computerized service, and detecting a cyber-attacker. An end-user device (a desktop computer, a laptop computer, a smartphone, a tablet, or the like) interacts and communicates with a server of a computerized server (a banking website, an electronic commerce website, or the like).
Biocatch Ltd.


07/30/15
20150213246 
 Method, device, and system of generating fraud-alerts for cyber-attacks patent thumbnailnew patent Method, device, and system of generating fraud-alerts for cyber-attacks
Devices, systems, and methods of detecting user identity, differentiating between users of a computerized service, and detecting a cyber-attacker. An end-user device (a desktop computer, a laptop computer, a smartphone, a tablet, or the like) interacts and communicates with a server of a computerized server (a banking website, an electronic commerce website, or the like).
Biocatch Ltd.


07/30/15
20150212843 
 Method, device, and system of differentiating between virtual machine and non-virtualized device patent thumbnailnew patent Method, device, and system of differentiating between virtual machine and non-virtualized device
Devices, systems, and methods of detecting user identity, differentiating between users of a computerized service, and detecting a cyber-attacker. An end-user device (a desktop computer, a laptop computer, a smartphone, a tablet, or the like) interacts and communicates with a server of a computerized server (a banking website, an electronic commerce website, or the like).
Biocatch Ltd.


07/30/15
20150212830 
new patent

Auto-waking of a suspended os in a dockable system


A mobile computing device with a mobile operating system and desktop operating system running concurrently and independently on a shared kernel without virtualization. The mobile operating system provides a user experience for the mobile computing device that suits the mobile environment.
Z124


07/30/15
20150212057 
new patent

Wearable air quality monitor


A wearable digital air quality monitor, which can display the exact sampling of carbon monoxide (co) and particulate matter (pm) data, and a program capable of performing the functions of sampling, interpreting the sampled data through an interpolation function on the sensors' response curve, controlling the heating element to the exact specifications of the metal oxide sensor, and calibration. Exposed to clean air environment, the cpu controls the heating element cycle to ensure a optimum sensor sensitivity to the co and it then calibrates the sensor.

07/30/15
20150208841 
new patent

Multi-purpose utensil mat


Implementations of a multi-purpose utensil mat are provided. In some implementations the utensil mat may be flat, rectangular material.

07/23/15
20150208357 

Interactively cooperative mobile communication device power management


Mobile communication devices, like smartphones, cooperatively interact with one another and with a communication provider, like a cellular telephone provider, to manage power usage by the mobile devices, where the communication capabilities of the devices are still retained. For example, for two mobile devices, the first device may be placed into a reduced-power mode, while the second device remains in a non-reduced-power mode.
Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (singapore) Pte.ltd.


07/23/15
20150208255 

Automatic network device replacement using a smartphone


In a method for replacement of a failed network device in a data communication network, unique identifiers associated with the failed network device and a replacement network device are obtained using a handheld wireless device, such as a smartphone. A network management system modifies a configuration file to replace the unique identifier associated with the failed network device with the unique identifier associated with the replacement network device.
Adtran, Inc.


07/23/15
20150207918 

Mobile system for turning a mobile phone screen into a mirror


A smartphone function that constructs a mirror function on a smartphone screen is disclosed. A front camera automatically turns on with a flip of touch and the image from the camera lens is viewed within a mirror frame that has a display window.

07/23/15
20150207907 

Housing


The invention relates to a housing (10) for a device that has a touch screen (14), particularly for a tablet pc (12) or a smartphone, comprising a receiving portion (16) that has a receiving contour (18) which is adapted to the outer contour of the device (12) and into which said device (12) can be inserted such that it fits exactly, with the touch screen (14) facing an upper side (20) of said receiving portion (16); and comprising a cover (24) that is connected to said receiving portion (16) by means of at least one hinge (22), and that can be pivoted from a closed position in which it covers the upper side (20) of the receiving portion (16), into an open position in which it is lifted from the upper side (20) of the receiving portion (16) thus exposing the touch screen (14). Said cover (24) comprises a transparent covering element (30) in the form of a film or a thin pane that is arranged relative to the receiving contour (18) in such a manner that, when in the closed position, it is held flat against the touch screen (14) of the device (12) located in said receiving contour (18)..
Esselte Leitz Gmbh & Co Kg


07/23/15
20150206389 

System and providing an integrated wagering and interactive media platform


The invention relates to systems and methods of providing an integrated wagering and interactive media platform. The system may allow various types of third party interactive media providers such as video game publishers (including smartphone and tablet game publishers, console game publishers, etc.), video and other multimedia download or streaming services, and others to access outcomes of real-world wagers associated with users so that the outcomes may be revealed in association with interactive media.
Game Play Network, Inc. D/b/a Oddz


07/23/15
20150206357 

Multi-stage diagnostic system and method


A multi-stage diagnostic system and related method which seeks diagnostic information from a secondary information source when a first information source does not yield sufficient data for producing a diagnostic result. In particular, diagnostic process includes a first stage of communicating with an onboard vehicle computer to retrieve diagnostic trouble codes therefrom.
Innova Electronics, Inc.


07/23/15
20150206349 

Augmented reality virtual content platform apparatuses, methods and systems


The augmented reality virtual content platform apparatuses, methods and systems (“arv”) provides a photo driven ad-platform that transforms digital media placements into immersive and immediately shareable brand-consumer engagements via gps-linked virtual photo components instantiated on a user mobile device. Within embodiments, users may create and share photographs augmented with brands or other images and accompanying messages on various social networks using their smartphones or tablets to earn rewards.
Goldrun Corporation


07/23/15
20150206243 

Method and system for measuring financial asset predictions using social media


A method according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, storing a prediction of an individual on a computing device. The prediction is a prediction of a value of a financial asset over a time period.

07/23/15
20150206140 

Credit card transaction method using smartphone without using credit card sales slip


The present invention relates to a credit card transaction method using a smartphone without using a credit card sales slip, and the method comprises an authorization request step, a preliminary authorization transmitting step, a signing step, a signature transmitting step, a signature comparing step, and a slip transmitting step. More particularly, the present invention relates to a credit card transaction method in which credit card authorization information is transmitted to the smartphone of a user when the user uses a credit card, signature data is transmitted to a credit card company to obtain normal authorization when the user inputs a signature to the smartphone to which the authorization has been transmitted, and a slip is transmitted to the smartphone from the store in which the payment is being performed by the credit card, thus performing a normal credit card transaction without a paper credit card sales slip..
Korea Creadic Life Co., Ltd


07/23/15
20150206136 

Mobile secure element based shared cardholder verification


In a payment-enabled smartphone, a shared cardholder verification method (cvm) applet serves a number of mobile payment cardlets. The shared cvm applet validates cvm information input by a user of the smartphone and in response issues a cvm token.
Mastercard International Incorporated


07/23/15
20150206122 

Point of sale normalization and extension services for invoice management


A method and a device are disclosed including software components that run on a computing device to allow extension of services to customers of a provider of services and/or goods, such as a restaurant. The extension of services include remote pre-selection and pre-ordering of goods and services prior to making contact with a point of sale (pos) by a customer, authorization and/or authentication of users, association of the customer with one of multiple pos via a quick response code (qrc), updating of orders, adaptive learning of order patterns to generate customer profiles, recommendation of goods/services, normalization of data, separate billing for various payers, and the like.

07/23/15
20150205957 

Method, device, and system of differentiating between a legitimate user and a cyber-attacker


Devices, systems, and methods of detecting user identity, differentiating between users of a computerized service, and detecting a cyber-attacker. An end-user device (a desktop computer, a laptop computer, a smartphone, a tablet, or the like) interacts and communicates with a server of a computerized server (a banking website, an electronic commerce website, or the like).
Biocatch Ltd.


07/23/15
20150205955 

Method, device, and system of differentiating among users based on responses to injected interferences


Devices, systems, and methods of detecting user identity, differentiating between users of a computerized service, and detecting a cyber-attacker. An end-user device (a desktop computer, a laptop computer, a smartphone, a tablet, or the like) interacts and communicates with a server of a computerized server (a banking website, an electronic commerce website, or the like).
Biocatch Ltd.


07/23/15
20150205792 

Method for object recognition, corresponding system, apparatus and computer program product


Searches performed in a data base using image descriptors of query images are managed via a mobile communication device, such as a smartphone, a tablet, etc., by: extracting at the mobile device grayscale and color descriptors of query images, sending the grayscale descriptors as compressed grayscale descriptors of query images from the mobile device to a server for searching in the data base, receiving at the mobile device results of the search, using color descriptors of query images in disambiguating the results by: i) sending the color descriptors as compressed color descriptors of query images from the mobile device to the server and receiving at the mobile device disambiguated search results from the server, or ii) receiving at the mobile device non-disambiguated search results from the server and disambiguating the search results by means of the color descriptors extracted at the mobile device to produce disambiguated search results.. .
Stmicroelectronics S.r.l.


07/23/15
20150205734 

Adapter for personal electronic devices and methods of use thereof


An adapter for converting signals in a first format to signals in a second format for enabling a personal electronic device such as laptop computer, tablet computer, smartphone and the like, to communicate with a contactless smart card reader via another adapter. Embodiments include an adapter for enabling a personal electronic device to communicate, via communication channel comprising data signals over universal serial bus (usb) channel, with a contactless smart card reader..
On Track Innovations Ltd.


07/23/15
20150205560 

Display screen with variable size, mobile terminal and implementation method thereof


The present disclosure relates to a display screen with variable size, a mobile terminal and an implementation method thereof. The display screen with variable size may include a main display screen and a folding screen.
Huizhou Tcl Mobile Communication Co., Ltd.


07/23/15
20150205482 

Dynamic visual statistical data display navigation limited display device


Embodiments include methods for distributing visual display information related to a plurality of items to one or more display devices, and methods for rendering visual display information related to a plurality of items by a display device. Embodiments also comprise display devices, servers, and computer-readable media embodying one or more of these methods.
Visible Market, Inc.


07/23/15
20150205183 

Mobile telephone application for a lighted mirror effect


A mobile application with a lighted mirror effect features an image area created by the smartphone's user-directed camera. The application may provide a perimeter of illumination discs around the image area.

07/23/15
20150204678 

Guiding users in an area


A user can use a portable electronic device to read destination information at a starting location. The portable electronic device can be, for example, a smartphone.
Inventio Ag


07/23/15
20150201883 

Intrinsic frequency based determination of insulin resistance


Systems, devices, and methods are described in which intrinsic frequency calculation (direct and/or by approximation) of a pulse pressure waveform is used make a determination of metabolic syndrome and/or insulin resistance or sensitivity. The pulse pressure waveform may be obtained non-invasively using a smartphone platform or be otherwise obtained..
California Institute Of Technology


07/23/15
20150201880 

Integrated injection system and communication device


An integrated system for injection including an injection device (10) in electronic connection with a communication device (a) is provided. The external communication device may be a handheld electronic device such as a smartphone or a dedicated reader such as a reader capable of reading information contained on an rfid tag.
Becton Dickinson France S.a.s.


07/23/15
20150201741 

Strap securing piece


The present invention relates to a securing piece for securing a thin article to be secured, such as a hand strap (band) to a smartphone device back surface. The present invention involves the formation of a flexible metal securing plate (1) and two facing strap raised holes (3) in the securing plate, and comprised in a part inside each strap raised hole (3) there is an extending securing section (5), and a fastening part (7) is formed in the end of each securing section (5).

07/23/15
20150201723 

Encasements for an electronic device having a biometric scanner


This disclosure relates to apparatuses for housing an electronic device with a biometric scanner. In various instances, the apparatuses are waterproof housings or encasements.
Treefrog Developments, Inc.


07/16/15
20150201300 

Method and system for estimating a position of a target using a plurality of smart-phones


A method is disclosed for estimating a position of a target using a plurality of smartphones, each smartphone being capable of communicating with the target over a limited wireless range, the method comprising providing a target transmitting a wireless signal having a corresponding identification for uniquely identifying the target; providing the corresponding identification of the target to track to a group of smartphones; each smartphone of the group of smartphones being capable of receiving the signal transmitted if the target is in its vicinity and storing the corresponding identification of the target with a time stamp and an indication of a corresponding location of the smartphone and obtaining each of the stored corresponding identifications of the target with a time stamp and an indication of a corresponding location of the smartphone to thereby estimate a position of the target.. .
Otodata Wireless Network, Inc.


07/16/15
20150201219 

System and pixel data compression


A system for, and method of, pixel data compression and a smartphone incorporating the system or the method. In one embodiment, the system includes: (1) a differential pulse code modulation encoder operable differentially to compress the two pixel values losslessly to yield two losslessly compressed pixel values and (2) an entropy encoder coupled to the differential pulse code modulation encoder and configured to receive and entropy-encode the losslessly compressed pixel values using a tiered technique to yield entropy-encoded, losslessly compressed pixel values.
Nvidia Corporation


07/16/15
20150200463 

Switchable multi-radiator high band antenna apparatus and methods


Switchable multi-radiator high band antenna apparatus, and methods of tuning and utilizing the same. In one embodiment, the antenna apparatus is configured to operate in lower and upper frequency bands, for use within a handheld mobile device (e.g., cellular telephone or smartphone).
Pulse Finland Oy


07/16/15
20150199977 

Hearing aid and a improving speech intelligibility of an audio signal


A system for improving speech intelligibility of an audio signal, comprises a hearing aid (10), a server (71), and an external device (50)—such as a smartphone or a tablet computer. The hearing aid has a short range transceiver.
Widex A/s


07/16/15
20150199889 

Detection system


A detection system for detecting the presence and direction of a subject moving through a doorway is disclosed. The system comprises magnets disposed on the doorway, a communication device, typically a smartphone and a server.
Tata Consultancy Services Ltd.


07/16/15
20150199549 

Barcode-reading capabilities of a portable, hand-held computing device that comprises a camera


This patent specification describes an attachment for a mobile device. The attachment may have an attachment feature designed to be attached to a mobile device such as a smartphone, tablet, or smartphone/tablet with a camera.
The Code Corporation


07/16/15
20150198939 

System and alerting a user


The system and method provides users with customized alerts that are unique to each user and environment through the use of an application in communication with a smart wireless signaling puck, the puck vibrates in response to alerts based on a customized vibration pattern from the smartphone and from time based commands stored in memory on the puck.. .

07/16/15
20150198346 

Hvac control system and controlling an hvac system


A control system is configured to improve the efficiency of the heating and/or cooling equipment, and to aid in cutting costs associated with the running of the heating and/or cooling equipment. That is, to save the user on utility costs, while maintaining comfort within the space that is controlled.

07/16/15
20150196763 

Spinal cord stimulator system


Spinal cord stimulation (scs) system having a recharging system with self alignment, a system for mapping current fields using a completely wireless system, multiple independent electrode stimulation outsource, and ipg control through software on smartphone/mobile device and tablet hardware during trial and permanent implants. Scs system can include multiple electrodes, multiple, independently programmable, stimulation channels within an implantable pulse generator (ipg) providing concurrent, but unique stimulation fields.
Globus Medical, Inc


07/16/15
20150196241 

Startscreen diagnostics


The sensors of a smartphone, tablet, laptop or other device is used to record user actions during attempts to unlock the device. The touch-sensitive surface of a smartphone or other touchscreen, accelerometer, magnetometer, inclinometer, gyro, gps, camera, and microphone may amongst other sensors be used to record user responses to a login challenge.

07/09/15
20150195810 

Method of estimating position of user device


The invention provides a method of estimating the position of a user device carried by a user, the method comprising: providing an initial position of the user device; measuring a vertical acceleration of the user device, thereby generating vertical acceleration data; measuring an orientation of the user device, thereby generat ing principal direction data; processing the vertical acceleration data to detect one or more steps taken by the user, and subsequently validating the detection of one or more of said one or more steps; generating one or more motion vectors in respect of the validated steps taken by the user using the principal direction data; and estimating an updated position of the user device by combining the motion vector(s) with the initial position. The method may be used by, for example, a smartphone to estimate its position, particularly where other positioning systems are unavailable..
Sensewhere Limited


07/09/15
20150195666 

Device, method and software for measuring distance to a sound generator by using an audible impulse signal.


A device method and software for measuring distance to a sound generator, such as a loudspeaker, by using an audible impulse signal is disclosed. This invention provides a significant improvement over past systems for measuring distance with, for example, a smartphone or tablet device, with measurable accuracy within a fraction of an inch, making it suitable for even the most demanding professional applications,.

07/09/15
20150195495 

Laser event recorder


There is provided a laser event recorder (100) comprising an image sensor, a processing unit coupled to the image sensor, and a wireless transceiver coupled to the processing unit. The processing unit is configured to identify when the image sensor is illuminated by a laser (16); in response to the identification, record a laser event comprising at least one characteristic feature of the laser (16); and send the recorded laser event to a central server (300) using the wireless transceiver.
The Secretary Of State For Defence


07/09/15
20150195494 

Smartphone infant monitor


A smartphone infant monitor comprising a monitor, where the monitor includes a housing positioned near a child; a camera lens on the monitor; a touchscreen on a front face of the monitor, where the touchscreen displays an image and operates a plurality of functions associated with the monitor; a signal sent from the monitor to a smartphone, where the signal provides two way communication between the monitor and the smartphone; an interface screen displayed on the smartphone, where the interface screen enables the user to operate a plurality of functions on the monitor; and a securing means attached to a backside of the housing, where the securing means positions the monitor at a desired location near the child.. .

07/09/15
20150195489 

System and smart devices based conferencing


The present disclosure relates to a multi-site, multi-location, three dimensional video conferencing system that incorporates at least one conferencing apparatus that is operatively coupled with a server (say in the cloud), wherein the conferencing apparatus enables user's own smartphones and/or tablets to be inserted/detected therein to enable conferencing to take place.. .
Arun Sobti & Associates, Llc


07/09/15
20150195482 

Method, system and smartphone that chooses optimal image to reduce shutter shake


An image capturer for reducing the effect of shutter shake of a digital camera in a smartphone, a method of capturing an image employing a digital camera, and a smartphone. In one embodiment, the image capturer includes: (1) a control interface configured to receive a command to photograph a scene and (2) a best shot determiner, coupled to the control interface and configured to select, after a focused image of the scene has been acquired and in response to receiving the command, a captured image of the scene based on sharpness metrics..
Nvidia Corporation


07/09/15
20150195373 

Apparatus and methods for ensuring delivery of geographically relevant content


Apparatus and methods for ensuring delivery of geographically relevant content to ip-enabled user devices associated with a content distribution network. In one embodiment, the network (or designated content source) determines a geographic context or location of the user device, and uses this information to manage the packaging and delivery of content thereto so as to obey blackout restrictions and/or provide content which is relevant to the geographic context/location.
Time Warner Cable Enterprises Llc


07/09/15
20150195336 

Distribution mechanism for router applications


Systems, methods and computer program products download application packages to a mobile device from a traditional application store. The application package may include two applications, a first application executed on the mobile device (e.g., tablet computer, smartphone etc running an android or ios operating system) and a second application for execution on the router.
Qualcomm Incorporated


07/09/15
20150195288 

System and 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.
Hoyos Labs Corp.


07/09/15
20150195002 

Multiple-path noise cancellation


A communication device, such as a smartphone or tablet, includes a communication interface with noise cancellation logic. The noise cancellation logic includes a lead path and a reference path.
Broadcom Corporation


07/09/15
20150193678 

Mobile magnetic transactions


A useful process that transfer data from a mobile device such as a smartphone directly to a magnetic card reader by mutual induction or rf (radio frequency). The data comprised of information that was originally stored on a card (payment card or other) in its magnetic stripe, as well as other data relevant to the transaction.

07/09/15
20150193167 

Three-in-one portable storage device


Aspects of the invention generally relate to a portable storage device having a memory and a plurality of connectors. The portable storage device can include a first connector for connecting to a first remote device, such as a smartphone or tablet.
Imation Corp.


07/09/15
20150193166 

Portable storage device with power bank


Aspects of the invention generally relate to a portable storage device including a memory and a rechargeable power source. The portable storage device can include one or more connectors for connecting to one or more remote or external devices, such as a smartphone, table, computer, and the like.
Imation Corp.


07/09/15
20150193151 

Universal portable storage device


Aspects of the invention generally relate to a portable storage device having a memory and a standard connector for connecting to a variety of other devices, such as smartphones, tablets, computers, or others. For example, the standard connector can be configured to interface with a cable having a corresponding standard connector on one end and a device-specific connector on the other such that the cable provides the connection between the portable storage device and the other device.
Imation Corp.


07/09/15
20150193142 

Soft keyboard with keypress markers


Disclosed herein are technologies that improve user interaction when using a soft keyboard of a touchscreen device (e.g., a smartphone or tablet computer). More particularly, the technologies described herein provide feedback to a user regarding keypress accuracy on a soft keyboard of a touchscreen device.

07/09/15
20150192757 

External lens device for handheld smart devices


Provided herein are devices for enhancing camera functionality on a handheld smart device, such as a smartphone. An external lens device comprises a base plate removably securable to a mount on the smart device which has a turntable attached thereto and rotatable thereon.

07/09/15
20150191943 

Wirelessly controlled vehicle hood lock


A wireless lock module is disclosed that is operable to control the ability to open a hood of a vehicle. The wireless lock module includes a transceiver that receives wireless control commands from a control device, such as a smartphone.

07/02/15
20150189553 

Handover proactive association provisioning support method and system


A method and system is provided that supports minimizing handover times of netsurfing smartphones controlled by home internet access devices (iads) to shared iads and optimizing earnings from these shared devices. The shared services are provisionable right at the handovers.
Sigram Schindler Beteiligungsgesellschaft Mbh


07/02/15
20150189505 

Method and securing a mobile application


Methods, apparatus, and systems for securing a mobile application are disclosed. Users of the mobile application may be authenticated using a smartphone or other device including a near-field communication (nfc) transfer device capable of nfc communication.
Vasco Data Security, Inc.


07/02/15
20150189482 

Device for providing related information for monile communication terminal and system for sharing related information


A mobile communication terminal includes: a word storage unit that stores a word registered by a user; a related information storage unit that stores related information corresponding to the word registered in the word storage unit; a related information linking unit that, when the word stored in the word storage unit is input upon creation of the text, hyperlinks related information corresponding to the input word; and a text transmitting unit that transmits the text, in which related information is hyperlinked to at least one word by the related information linking unit, through a network. According to the present invention, the user can provide pieces of various related information with respect to a created document without generating hyperlinks separately by using an automatic hyperlink function every time when the user creates a document using a mobile communication terminal, such as a mobile phone or a smartphone..
And Works Co., Ltd.


07/02/15
20150189467 

Method of and system for estimating position


A method of estimating the position of a user device is provided. The user device is initially in electronic communication with a positioning system controller through a communication network.
Sensewhere Limited


07/02/15
20150189130 

Method for video recording and editing assistant


A method for a video recording and editing application analyses the audio and video during the process of video recording using a smart device such as a smartphone or tablet. The method provides feedback to the user during the video recording to improve user performance and reduce video and audio user errors.
Nxp B.v.


07/02/15
20150189063 


A computer system comprising a web site and/or a cloud array of computers wherein the system is configured to have a connection to a smartphone or other mobile computer device and the system is configured to use the device to control a configuration of: computer-controlled footwear structural elements located in footwear soles of a device user, and sensors located in footwear soles of the device user and a sensor including a gyroscope and/or an accelerometer in the device. The system is further configured to control the configuration of footwear structural elements and sensors by using the device and the connection to: transmit data to the system for storage and/or shared or independent processing and/or analysis: process data received from the sensors located in footwear soles of the device user and the sensor in the device; and use the processed data to alter a configuration of the footwear structural elements..

07/02/15
20150189062 

Smartphone app control of footwear with computer controlled structural elements


A smartphone app that when executed by a smartphone (or other mobile computer device, general purpose or specialized) causes the smartphone to actively control by a wired or wireless connection a configuration of one or more footwear structural elements with computer control located in both footwear soles of a smartphone user. One or more sensors are located in both footwear soles of the smartphone user.

07/02/15
20150188862 

Apparatus and multi-format communication composition


This disclosure relates generally to apparatuses, methods, and computer readable media for composing communications for computing devices across multiple formats and multiple protocols. More particularly, but not by way of limitation, this disclosure relates to apparatuses, methods, and computer readable media to permit computing devices, e.g., smartphones, tablets, laptops, and the like, to send communications in a number of pre-determined and/or ‘determined-on-the-fly’ communications formats and/or protocols via a single, seamless user interface.
Entefy Inc.


07/02/15
20150187038 

System for integrated protocol and decision support


Embodiments of the system support hospital operations, delivery of health care, and improve patient satisfaction. The interactive hospital information system utilizes inputs from a mobile device, eliminating the cost of fixed cameras and sensor systems in the hospital facility.
General Electric Company


07/02/15
20150186984 

Systems and methods for augmented reality payments


Systems and methods are provided for augmented reality payments. An augmented reality display may include product information and/or payment information images displayed over an image of one or more real world background objects.

07/02/15
20150186613 

Portable biometric monitoring devices having location sensors


Assisted-gps for a portable biometric monitoring device is provided. The portable biometric monitoring device may obtain updated ephemeris data from an associated secondary device via a short-range, low-power communication protocol.
Fitbit, Inc.


07/02/15
20150185837 

Gesture-based waking and control system for wearable devices


A gesture-based waking and control system to wake a smartwatch device from a low-power state is described. In one embodiment, the system utilizes a pressure or proximity based wake gesture that is interpretable by low-power sensors.

07/02/15
20150184965 

Secure smartphone-operated gun trigger lock


A battery-powered trigger-locking device, which is configured to be disposed on a gun with a trigger for firing, includes a data receiver, a data memory and a logic device for determining whether data received by the receiver is the same, or substantially the same, as data stored in the memory. If a data match is indicated, the logic device causes an electromagnetic device to move a trigger-locking member to an unlocked position, permitting the gun to be fired.

07/02/15
20150184964 

Secure smartphone-operated gun lock with means for overriding release of the lock


A gun locking and unlocking device, which may be configured to be disposed on or in a gun to alternatively prevent or enable firing, includes a data receiver, a data memory and a logic device for determining whether security data received by the receiver is the same, or substantially the same, as data stored in the data memory. One or more separate electronic gun key devices are provided to transmit gun lock/unlock data to the data receiver of the gun lock device.

07/02/15
20150184963 

Secure smartphone-operated gun lock with means for overriding release of the lock


A gun locking and unlocking device, which may be configured to be disposed adjacent the trigger of a gun to alternatively prevent or enable firing, includes a data receiver, a data memory and a logic device for determining whether data received by the receiver is the same, or substantially the same, as data stored in the data memory. One or more separate electronic gun keys are provided to transmit gun lock/unlock data to the data receiver of the gun lock device.

07/02/15
20150183398 

Management the shared use of vehicles


The invention relates to a management system and method for the shared use of vehicles by key virtualisation on a wireless electronic device, comprising a central data processing file, an apparatus for wireless communication (preferably a smartphone) with the central data processing file and a control module present in each vehicle managed by the system, whereby through a data exchange between the apparatus for wireless communication and the control module of the vehicle, the vehicle is made ready for use characterised in that the control module comprises means for wireless communication that is operatively connected to the steering electronics of a transponder key of the vehicle.. .
S.a. D'leteren N.v.


07/02/15
20150182797 

Communicative water bottle and system thereof


A communicative water bottle includes communication logic and wireless transmission logic technology electronically connected with a variety of sensors either on the water bottle or located remote from the water bottle. The sensors on the bottle create digital data associated with amount of fluid in the bottle and change thereof.

07/02/15
20150182695 

Integration of infusion pump with remote electronic device


A system and method can provide for a remote electronic device to be used to remotely initiate delivery of a medicament bolus with a medical device, such as an insulin pump, with the medical device providing audible or tactile confirmation of the programmed bolus. The bolus amount can be calculated by or programmed or otherwise entered into the smartphone, etc., and then transmitted to the medical device.
Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc.


07/02/15
20150182694 

Safety processor for wireless control of a drug delivery device


A system and method provide for enhanced reliability and safety of programming and/or operating a medical device, such as an infusion pump, with a remote control device, such as a mobile phone (e.g., a smartphone). A safety processor acts as an intermediary device between the smartphone and medical device to review transmissions from the smartphone prior to the transmissions being delivered to the medical device.
Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc.


07/02/15
20150182115 

Continuous analyte monitoring system


An improved analyte monitoring system having a sensor and a transceiver with improved communication and/or user interface capabilities. The transceiver may communicate with and power the sensor.
Senseonics, Incorporated




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