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Methods and arrangements for smartphone payments

Methods and arrangements for smartphone payments

Tax document imaging and processing

Date/App# patent app List of recent Smartphone-related patents
08/28/14
20140244514
 Methods and arrangements for smartphone payments and transactions patent thumbnailnew patent Methods and arrangements for smartphone payments and transactions
The disclosure relates to a smartphone-based virtual wallet, that manages payment options available to a user. One claim recites portable device comprising: a touch screen display; a video camera; a microphone for capturing ambient audio; memory for storing an image, and for storing components of a virtual wallet; and one or more processors.
08/28/14
20140244495
 Methods and arrangements for smartphone payments patent thumbnailnew patent Methods and arrangements for smartphone payments
To make a payment, a smartphone presents artwork for a payment card (e.g., a visa card) that has been selected by a user from a virtual wallet of such cards. Encoded in the displayed artwork is payment information that has been encrypted with a context-dependent session key.
08/28/14
20140244494
 Methods and arrangements for smartphone payments patent thumbnailnew patent Methods and arrangements for smartphone payments
To make a payment, a smartphone presents artwork for a payment card (e.g., a visa card) that has been selected by a user from a virtual wallet of such cards. Encoded in the displayed artwork is payment information that has been encrypted with a context-dependent session key.
08/28/14
20140244456
 Tax document imaging and processing patent thumbnailnew patent Tax document imaging and processing
Methods, systems and articles of manufacture for allowing taxpayers to utilize mobile communication or communication devices such as smartphones and tablet devices to upload tax document images and process tax document images such that resulting recognized tax data is incorporated into an electronic tax return. Authentication data is generated and provided to the taxpayer to establishing a connection with an image processor, which provides recognized tax data to the on-line tax preparation application for incorporation into the electronic tax return.
08/28/14
20140244432
 E-commerce system with personal price points patent thumbnailnew patent E-commerce system with personal price points
An ecommerce system is disclosed that uses personal price points (alone or in combination with other buying criteria) to trigger certain automated retail transactions. The system includes a customer interface engineered to allow a customer to either buy merchandise in accordance with retailer-defined selling criteria (including at least an “offered price point”) or to tag merchandise with customer-definable buying criteria (including at least an “acceptable price point”).
08/28/14
20140243081
 Method and apparatus for interactive game with music-derived variable parameters patent thumbnailnew patent Method and apparatus for interactive game with music-derived variable parameters
A game system for implementing a computer game on computers, tablets, smartphones, other mobile devices and/or consoles, the computer game having a round-based play system and a baseline set of rules. The game system comprises providing a user with access to a music library including a plurality of musical pieces, each musical piece including one or more music-derived parameters, prompting the user to select a specific one of the plurality of musical pieces, determining the value of the one or more music-derived parameters for the selected musical piece, modifying the baseline rules of the computer game based upon the determined values of the music-derived parameter and initiating a game round of the computer game using the modified baseline rules of the game and playing the selected music piece during the game round..
08/28/14
20140242969
 Program expanding system, server for use therein, program expanding method and program managing program patent thumbnailnew patent Program expanding system, server for use therein, program expanding method and program managing program
A program manager operating on a smartphone transmits information of an onboard apparatus and a program id list of the smartphone to the server. The server determines the possibility of an expansion of one or more programs, and the difference between charge/free provisioning of the program.
08/28/14
20140240087
 Access control system using smart phone patent thumbnailnew patent Access control system using smart phone
A door access control system associates a unique passive identifier with each one of a plurality of doors for which controlled access is desired. Each of the identifiers can be attached to a location adjacent to each respective door.
08/21/14
20140236768
 Physical references for providing supplemental real estate information patent thumbnailPhysical references for providing supplemental real estate information
A supplemental information system is described herein that uses physical references placed throughout a property to provide extended information about the property to a potential buyer or other interested party. A seller or seller's agent describes various items of the property in electronic form.
08/21/14
20140236258
 Cutaneous field stimulation with disposable and rechargeable components patent thumbnailCutaneous field stimulation with disposable and rechargeable components
A cfs system includes self-adhesive, disposable pads. Each pad is combined with a sealed, cleanable battery/controller pod and then placed on the body where needed.
08/21/14
20140233842
Characteristic verification system
Described is a characteristic verification system that includes security marks, devices, systems and methods that may be used to authenticate a material good and to provide strong brand protection. A device, such as a smartphone, that includes a software application, a camera and a light source, may be used to interrogate the security mark and connect to remote servers to authenticate the material good at varying levels of assurance.
08/21/14
20140233783
Mobile communications device case
A case for a mobile communications device is provided that is configurable to take on at least two audio/audible configurations. The first audio/audible configuration is a handset configuration and the second audio configuration is a headphone/earphone/earbud configuration.
08/21/14
20140233181
Protective case device with interchangeable faceplate system
A protective case is provided which is configured for a removable engagement with an electronic device such as a smartphone or pad computer. The case may have an auxiliary power source mounted thereon to increase electronic power reserves of the electronic device, or a supplemental antenna which increases the gain of the device antenna when the case is in operable removable engagement with the electronic device..
08/21/14
20140232864
Method of representing possible movements of a structure for an apparatus of smartphone type
A step of inserting said measurement data in said image.. .
08/21/14
20140232842
Mobile wireless hand-held biometric capture, processing and communication system and method for biometric identification
A mobile, wireless biometric identification system includes a biometric capture device, associated software and processes which enable a commercially available wireless communication device, such as a smartphone, using a commercially established wireless communication networks, to capture a digital image of a human biometric (iris, fingerprint, etc.) for transmission via a secure connection to a central server. The capture device is designed to focus on the difficult task of capturing the highest possible quality image for encoding and comparison, while the overall system is designed to leverage the existing cellular communication network.
08/21/14
20140232320
Unit
Increasing numbers of users across the world are increasingly wedded to their electronic devices, particularly portable electronic devices such as laptops, netbooks, portable gaming machines, smartphones or more generally cellphones. Accordingly the present invention provides a unit for charging mobile devices, comprising at least one lockable compartment, at least two charge points for connection of a device to the unit in order to allow charging, a canopy, and power supply..
08/21/14
20140231502
Methods and systems for providing subject-specific survey content to a user with scanable codes
Disclosed are methods, systems and computer program products for surveying a user using a scan-code tag, such as a quick response code. In one embodiment, a mobile communication device such as a smartphone, tablet computer or other mobile computer is adapted to include a survey client module for scanning and communicating scan code information, where the information can be used to identify a surveying entity and a subject-specific survey area or other auxiliary information.
08/14/14
20140229301
On-site ordering system for mobile devices
The present invention relates to an ordering system that allows a mobile device to connect to the ordering system through an on-site wireless network access device and to place orders. A mobile device, such as a smartphone or a tablet, is connected to a service provider's wireless network access point to confirm the customer is physically on-site.
08/14/14
20140226965
Adapter for holding a camera-bearing device to an optical instrument
An adapter for holding a camera lens of a smartphone, digital mobile device or other camera-bearing device in alignment with an optical instrument has an optical instrument coupler with a pair of spaced-apart clamp members, one of which is used to clamp onto an eyepiece of the optical instrument, and a camera-bearing device coupler having a device clamp member which is used to clamp the camera-bearing device so that its camera lens is in optical alignment with the clamped eyepiece of the optical instrument. A mounting plate with a camera lens slot and a linearly movable locking bracket for the optical instrument coupler enables the position of the camera lens to be adjusted in alignment with the eyepiece of the optical instrument..
08/14/14
20140226809
Callback system
A method mediated by a service for automatically connecting callers to agents at a call centre environment using a communication network. The method comprises receiving at the service a first call from a caller to a destination and placing a call from the service to the destination.
08/14/14
20140226645
Portable wireless communications apparatus
Multiple information sources of different types, such as cameras and gps, can use the network to send information feeds to mobile users with interface devices such as smartphones that can deliver multiple feeds at the same time to the user. Devices connected to other networks, such as information processing devices at fixed operating bases, can deliver information feeds to the network..
08/14/14
20140225985
Handheld portable optical scanner and method of using
A system and method for real-time or near-real time processing and post-processing of rgb-d image data using a handheld portable device and using the results for a variety of applications. The disclosure is based on the combination of off-the-shelf equipment (e.g.
08/07/14
20140223531
Smartphone based identification, access control, testing, and evaluation
A suite of testing and evaluation tools that run in conjunction with a smartphone that can be used to both enroll, and for subsequent enrollees, to gain secure access so that the program may measure, track and report on tests, including activities, that may indicate general health and wellness status. Here, the word “smartphone” includes any handheld or mobile device containing at least one processor.
08/07/14
20140223175
System, design and process for easy to use credentials management for online accounts using out-of-band authentication
The invention provides an easy to use credential management mechanism for multi-factor out-of-band multi-channel authentication process to protect a large number of documents without the need to remember all the document passwords. When opened, the secure document application generates a multi-dimensional code.
08/07/14
20140222612
Image-related methods and arrangements
A user captures an image of a retail product with a smartphone. Product recommendations associated with the retail product are provided to the smartphone.
08/07/14
20140222413
Method and user interface for controlling language translations using touch sensitive display screens
As social networks such as twitter become an integral part of a growing number of smartphone and tablet apps and other software, app users more frequently encounter brief foreign language comments from other users. The invention provides a convenient touch screen user interface and method by which a user, with a minimal set of finger touches, may request a translation of such foreign language comments without otherwise leaving the app display screen where the comment was originally found.
08/07/14
20140222329
Dynamic emergency aid
Dynamic output of information for the evacuation of persons, in particular from buildings, is provided to a portable device based on current position data of the device as determined by a position determination system. The current usability of escape routes located in the building is determined by a sensor system.
08/07/14
20140221859
Cardiac performance monitoring system for use with mobile communications devices
Described herein are apparatuses (e.g., devices, systems, software), and methods for monitoring the cardiac health of a patient. The apparatuses and methods may include a smartphone or hand held computing device having an accelerometer.
08/07/14
20140221058
Double-type case coupling a character case having a clicking rotation runction with a smartphone case
The present invention relates to a double-type case coupling a character case having a clicking rotation function with a smartphone case, wherein a smartphone can be held by rotating a character case having a clicking rotation function by means of a component that can rotate on the smartphone case, and the exterior of the smartphone can be aesthetically formed.. .
08/07/14
20140218620
Methods and apparatus for automatically configuring a remote control device
There is disclosed one or more methods, devices, systems and components therefor to remotely control a media system. A second electronic device may be configured, with remote control codes for at least one component of the media system, by a first electronic device connected to the media system.
08/07/14
20140218189
Method and apparatus for alerting a user to presence of an item in a vehicle
Method and apparatus for alerting a user to presence within a vehicle of an item having an active near-field communication device (nfcd) associated therewith, such as a smartphone. A passive nfcd is located adjacent to a storage compartment within a vehicle.
08/07/14
20140217292
On-board diesel emissions diagnostic and monitoring system
An apparatus and system for monitoring and communicating emissions data for a diesel engine. An exhaust gas analyzer uses infrared light to measure the quantity of trace gases and particulates in an exhaust gas outlet from a diesel engine.
08/07/14
20140216306
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.. .
08/07/14
20140215885
Evidence collecting and recording apparatus for a gun
A battery-powered electronic evidence-collecting device on the gun that transmits to a smartphone or other device carried by the peace officer for recording and forwarding the evidence to a central station. The evidence collecting and recording apparatus is activated by the removal of the gun from its holster..
08/07/14
20140215883
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.
08/07/14
20140215882
Secure smartphone-operated gun trigger lock
A gun trigger-looking device which is configured to be manually installed on a gun with a trigger-blocking member disposed behind the trigger to prevent the gun from being fired. The device includes a data receiver, a data memory and a logic device for determining whether data received by the receiver is the same as data stored in the memory.
08/07/14
20140215881
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.
07/31/14
20140215570
Systems and methods for collecting and accruing labor activity data under many-to-many employment relation and with distributed access
A system and methods enable distributed users to have controlled and distributed access to labor data, and the labor data are produced as the results of monitoring and accruing labor activities with many-to-many employment relation. One method further comprises: (1) a method of importing data as the result of monitoring labor activities, and resolving the employment relation under which a labor activity is performed; (2) a method of accruing labor activities using input data according to the employment relation identified by method (1), and; (3) a method of enabling controlled access to labor and payroll data for distributed users.
07/31/14
20140215457
Downloading and launching an app on a second device from a first device
The user experience of application downloading and usage between multiple devices in a network is enhanced. One instance of an app on a first device is able to identify and verify installation and/or execution of a companion app on a second device where the two devices may have entirely different platforms (e.g., smartphone operating system and tv platform).
07/31/14
20140214566
Retail gift card system with integrated account and sales receipt tracking
A retail gift card system with integrated account and electronic receipt tracking is disclosed. The retail gift card system comprises an internet-accessible customer account and a customer account linked gift card.
07/31/14
20140214446
Mobile computing weight, diet, nutrition, and exercise management system with enhanced feedback and goal achieving functionality
An illustrative mobile computing device executing weight, nutrition, health, behavior and exercise application software serves as a simulated combination personal trainer and dietician/nutritionist for the user using comprehensive databases storing personalized health, nutrition and exercise information. A mobile computing device, such as a smartphone, executing such software monitors, tracks and/or adjusts caloric intake, energy expenditure taking into account nutritional information and behavioral factors.
07/31/14
20140213350
Systems and methods for remote gaming using game recommender
A mobile gaming device may be a player's own personal tablet, smartphone, pda, etc., with an application program installed via the internet for carrying out a remote gaming session. All gaming functions are carried out by a stationary gaming terminal communicating with the mobile device, such as by using wifi or other wireless protocol.
07/24/14
20140208203
Key-frame based authoring and generation of highly resizable document layout
The present invention is a software method for the authoring and generation of highly resizable document layouts that automatically adapt to a wide range of window and screen sizes spanning the desktop to smartphones by interpolating and adaptively skipping the display of document layouts mapped to multiple reference windows called key-frames such that the generated document layouts and styles in a runtime document window are adjusted to be as close to the author's intent as possible. The adaptive display-skipping technique can also be extended to support adaptive pagination of document layouts..
07/24/14
20140207657
Purchase and rental system and method
One embodiment of the system involves providing one or more goods that are physically present but secured against removal through some locking or restraint mechanism. If a consumer desires a locked item, the consumer effects payment via remote means, such as via use of the internet and/or via a smartphone.
07/24/14
20140206412
Analytic device
An analytic device comprising a device housing, a dock to receive a camera enabled mobile electronic device, such as a smartphone and other smart devices, and a processing device to communicate with the mobile electronic device and to control a condition of the assay tube, such as temperature. In another example, the analytic device comprises a device housing and a circuit board.
07/24/14
20140206328
Method and apparatus for automatically adjusting the operation of reminders based on device event history
A processor-based personal electronic device (such as a smartphone) uses combinatorial logic to automatically adjust alarms, notifications reminders, and the like based on data from device event histories, on-board sensors, user-entered data, and similar information. One particular representative embodiment comprises a process for automatically deleting an unneeded reminder.
07/24/14
20140206327
Method and apparatus for automatically adjusting the operation of notifications based on changes in physical activity level
A processor-based personal electronic device (such as a smartphone) is programmed to automatically respond to data sent by various sensors from which the user's activity may be inferred. One or more of the sensors may be worn by the user and remote from the device.
07/24/14
20140204756
Communication speed control system
A communication speed control system to be placed between service providing servers on the internet and smartphones, the communication speed control system including: a traffic storing unit a non-regulated ip address storing unit for registering ip addresses of the servers a packet reading unit for extracting an ip address of the server from the packet; a traffic management unit for calculating cumulative data traffic of the ip address in question a handling rule management unit for determining that a band limitation is required when the cumulative data traffic exceeds a threshold value and the ip address in question is not registered as a non-regulated ip address, and determining that a band limitation is not required when the cumulative data traffic does not exceed the threshold value and a packet transmission unit for transmitting a packet at a normal communication speed.. .
07/24/14
20140203939
Control and monitoring of light-emitting-diode (led) bulbs
A smart light-emitting-diode (led) bulb includes apparatus enabling the bulb to be turned on, off, or dimmed without the use of a wall switch. Such apparatus may include circuitry responsive to rotating the led portion of the bulb, circuitry responsive to touching or tapping on the bulb, or a bluetooth or wifi interconnection enabling the bulb to be controlled using a smartphone or other device executing a bulb-control application.
07/24/14
20140203160
Configurable coaster for holding a mobile device
A method and an article of manufacture are disclosed for making and using a configurable coaster to support a drink cup on a table and also to use as a stand for a smartphone. In various embodiments, a sheet material, such as cardboard, plastic, laminates, and the like is used to create a flat plate having partially perforated or grooved lines in a pattern that defines various flaps configured to allow transformation of the flat plate into a smartphone stand by bending the flaps to create a three-dimensional stand.
07/17/14
20140201366
Smartphone apps in a cloud
The present disclosure relates to a technique of providing/obtaining remote access from a mobile terminal to a plurality of applications hosted in a network. A method embodiment comprises the steps of determining, by an authentication server, based on authentication information received from the mobile terminal, whether to allow remote access from the mobile terminal to the network, and providing, by the authentication server, remote access from the mobile terminal to the plurality of applications hosted in the network, if it is determined that the remote access is allowed, wherein the remote access allows executing the plurality of applications in the network..
07/17/14
20140201256
Appliance control system and method
A system and method to control an appliance using a computing device, such as a smartphone. The system may have one or more computing devices (each with a control client) and one or more appliances that communicate over a backend control unit to allow a user with the computing device to virtually control the appliance..
07/17/14
20140200840
Platform for portable sensing applications
Sensing systems are presented in which one or more sensors are operatively associated with a portable device such as a smartphone or tablet computer. A software application on the portable device provides an interface through which a user can interact with the sensors, e.g.
07/17/14
20140200803
Guidance system, server, terminal device, and guidance method
A guidance system includes an sns server that distributes guidance information, e.g., to a smartphone. The sns server includes a post information db, a map db, and a guidance information db.
07/17/14
20140200054
Sensing case for a mobile communication device
A protective case for enveloping a smartphone incorporates at least one sensor for detecting stimuli arriving from outside of the smartphone. The case and the phone form an integral unit that possess extra features than the phone alone wouldn't have.
07/17/14
20140199981
Mobile phone to appliance communication via audio sampling
The present subject matter relates to systems and methodologies for communicating between an appliance and a mobile device using audio signaling. An appliance is provided with an audio generating device controlled by a processor to cause the audio device to produce encoded sounds.
07/10/14
20140195428
Audio-based electronic transaction authorization system and method
Methods and systems for facilitating and authorizing electronic transactions with various devices and systems are disclosed. Embodiments of the present invention utilize audio messages to initiate, process and complete transactions between two or more parties, allowing users to efficiently and effectively enter into and complete financial transactions with businesses and other users.
07/10/14
20140195101
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.
07/10/14
20140195100
Smartphone based system for vehicle monitoring security
An apparatus and method for monitoring a vehicle. Some embodiments include: capturing and securely storing obd and location data from the vehicle, maintaining the data on storage in control of a user for a user-specified amount of time, securely transmitting the stored data to an internet-based server, storing the data on the internet server and processing the data for retrieval, retrieving the data from the internet server for display via a web server or specialized application, and performing remote diagnostics in the vehicle based on the vin.
07/10/14
20140195017
Method and system for an exercise apparatus with streaming capability
Exemplary embodiments of a method and system of an exercise apparatus are provided where an exercise apparatus provides exercise data pertaining to a user's physical activity to an electronic device wirelessly in real time. The exercise apparatus can have an accelerometer for recording exercise data pertaining to a user's physical activity, and a wireless transceiver for streaming the exercise data to an electronic device in real time.
07/10/14
20140194775
Method and system for self-managed sound enhancement
A system and method are provided for capturing hearing characteristics from self-administered hearing tests, including loudness tolerance levels at different sound frequencies, as an individualized shaped auditory profile for automatically enhancing audio to complement and address as closely as possible an individual's hearing deficits experienced via a particular signal pathway, the signal pathway including the audio device used to administer the test, the sound environment, and the user's hearing capabilities. The user may self-administer a hearing test on a convenient personal apparatus, such as a smartphone.
07/10/14
20140193839
Smartphone biosensor
A mobile computing device that includes an image sensor may be used to detect the result of a biomolecular assay. The biomolecular assay may be performed in an optical assay medium that provides an optical output in response to light from a light source, with the optical output indicating result.
07/10/14
20140192622
Method and system for ultrasonic signaling, ranging and location tracking
An indoor ultrasonic location tracking system that can utilize standard audio speakers to provide indoor ranging information to modern mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. The method uses a communication scheme based on linearly increasing frequency modulated chirps in the audio bandwidth just above the human hearing frequency range where mobile devices are still sensitive.
07/03/14
20140189846
Cost-effective mobile connectivity protocols
Structures and protocols are presented for signaling a status or decision concerning a wireless service or device within a region to a network participant or other communication device (smartphone or motor vehicle, e.g.).. .
07/03/14
20140189608
User interface for a computing device
There is disclosed a smartphone, tablet or other computing device comprising: (a) a touch sensitive display; (b) one or more processors; (c) computer memory; (d) one or more computer programs stored in the computer memory and configured to be executed by the one or more processors and including instructions for detecting a swipe in from one or more edges and then unlocking or making accessible the device from a screen in response to the detected swipe.. .
07/03/14
20140189607
User interface for a computing device
There is disclosed a smartphone, tablet or other computing device comprising: (a) a touch sensitive display; (b) one or more processors; (c) computer memory; (d) one or more computer programs stored in the computer memory and configured to be executed by the one or more processors and including instructions for detecting a single gestural input, and, in response to detecting the single gestural input, causing two or more different outcomes or functions to be triggered or invoked, depending on the detected extent of the gestural input.. .
07/03/14
20140189606
User interface for a computing device
There is disclosed a smartphone, tablet or other computing device comprising: (a) a touch sensitive display; (b) one or more processors; (c) computer memory; (d) one or more computer programs stored in the computer memory and configured to be executed by the one or more processors and including instructions for detecting a swipe in from each and any of the four edges of the touch sensitive display and, in response to the detected swipe, causing the device to behave in a manner that depends on the specific edge swiped-in from (e.g. Left, right, top or bottom)..
07/03/14
20140189588
User interface for a computing device
There is disclosed a smartphone, tablet or other computing device comprising: (a) a touch sensitive display; (b) one or more processors; (c) computer memory; (d) one or more computer programs stored in the computer memory and configured to be executed by the one or more processors and including instructions for detecting a swipe in from an edge of the display, and in response to the detected swipe causing a home screen to be displayed, the home screen listing running apps and user notifications, such as missed calls, irrespective of which screen the device was displaying immediately prior to the swipe in from the edge.. .
07/03/14
20140189578
User interface for a computing device
There is disclosed a smartphone, tablet or other computing device in which a swipe in from an edge causes the device to behave (e.g. Display a ui graphic, open an app, open a control pane, invoke a function), in a way that depends on the specific edge swiped-in from (e.g.
07/03/14
20140189577
User interface for a computing device
There is disclosed a smartphone, tablet or other computing device comprising: (a) a touch sensitive display; (b) one or more processors; (c) computer memory; (d) one or more computer programs stored in the computer memory and configured to be executed by the one or more processors and including instructions for detecting a swipe in from any two opposite edges of the touch sensitive display and, in response to the detected swipe, causing the device to behave in a manner that depends on the specific edge swiped-in from; and in which, in response to a swipe in from the left edge, the device opens, either directly or after further intervening steps, an app and, in response to a swipe in from the right edge, the device displays, either directly or after further intervening steps, previously used but still running apps.. .
07/03/14
20140189573
User interface for a computing device
There is disclosed a smartphone, tablet or other computing device comprising: (a) a touch sensitive display; (b) one or more processors; (c) computer memory; (d) an operating system computer program stored in the computer memory and configured to be executed by the one or more processors and including instructions for detecting a swipe gesture, and, in response to the detected swipe gesture, displaying a search bar.. .
07/03/14
20140189549
User interface for a computing device
There is disclosed a computing device comprising: (a) a display; (b) one or more processors; (c) computer memory; (d) one or more computer programs stored in the computer memory and configured to be executed by the one or more processors and including instructions for generating ui elements designed to remain in the same screen position as the device size scales from smartphone to tablet to laptop to desktop to tv, providing a consistent ui across all of the respective screen sizes and device types.. .
07/03/14
20140189523
User interface for a computing device
There is disclosed a smartphone, tablet or other computing device comprising: (a) a touch sensitive display; (b) one or more processors; (c) computer memory; (d) one or more computer programs stored in the computer memory and configured to be executed by the one or more processors and including instructions for displaying a welcome screen with a pictorial infographic or a data visualization that graphically represents each of a number of variables relating to the device or one or more of its users.. .


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