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Web page ranking method, apparatus and program product

Web page ranking method, apparatus and program product

System and method for generating ethnic and cultural emoticon language dictionaries

System and method for generating ethnic and cultural emoticon language dictionaries

System and method for generating ethnic and cultural emoticon language dictionaries

Portable charging system for a smartphone

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10/09/14
20140304646
 Sliding side menu gui with menu items displaying indicia of updated content patent thumbnailSliding 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.
10/09/14
20140304261
 Web page ranking method, apparatus and program product patent thumbnailWeb 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.
10/09/14
20140303964
 System and method for generating ethnic and cultural emoticon language dictionaries patent thumbnailSystem 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.
10/09/14
20140302896
 Portable charging system for a smartphone patent thumbnailPortable 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.
10/09/14
20140302795
 User identification method for automated furniture patent thumbnailUser 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.
10/09/14
20140302788
 Smartphone proximity card emulation patent thumbnailSmartphone 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.
10/09/14
20140300814
 Method for real-time processing of a video sequence on mobile terminals patent thumbnailMethod 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.
10/09/14
20140300809
 Attachable smartphone camera patent thumbnailAttachable 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.
10/09/14
20140300722
 Image-based measurement tools patent thumbnailImage-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.
10/02/14
20140297533
 System and method of electronic payment using payee provided transaction identification codes patent thumbnailSystem and method of electronic payment using payee provided transaction identification codes
Computerized payment method using short, temporary, transaction id (tid) symbols for secure payer (customer) financial transactions. Payees (e.g.
10/02/14
20140297437
Method for rapid development of schedule controled networkable merchant ecommerce sites
An improved computerized ecommerce method, optimized for smaller merchants such as florists who often provide seasonal perishable gifts that require local delivery, and who often desire to form cooperative networks with local merchants offering related gift services, as well as other related merchants such as other florists in more distant locations. The web server based method allows merchants to easily set up non-static (time variable) websites that automatically provide schedule driven promotions.
10/02/14
20140297417
Method and system of using smartphone lockscreens as personal advertising billboards
Method, system, and software product for displaying advertising media on the lockscreens of handheld computerized devices, such as smartphones. The invention comprises an advertising software app, and corresponding advertising internet server software.
10/02/14
20140297381
Complex payment system using a portable terminal, and complex payment method
Disclosed are a complex payment system using a portable terminal, and a complex payment method. According to the present invention, a portable terminal such as a smartphone or a vendor server may analyze and display an optimum payment condition containing a minimum payment amount using bonus information such as card information, discount information, membership point information, or coupon information when a user pays, thus preventing personal information leakage and enabling the user to pay a minimum amount by means of his/her credit card using the bonus information..
10/02/14
20140297067
Vehicle control system
A vehicle control system may include a vehicle frame, a mount secured to the vehicle frame and configured for rigidly securing a smartphone therein such that motions experienced by the vehicle frame are correspondingly experienced by the smartphone, and system electronics arranged on the frame and in communication with the smartphone and vehicle controllers, the system electronics configured to receive signals from the smartphone and control directional devices of the vehicle based on the signals via the vehicle controllers. A system for preparing signals for transmission to the vehicle to control navigation may also be provided..
10/02/14
20140295808
Method and apparatus for automatically prioritizing contact list information using data correlation
A processor-based personal electronic device (such as a smartphone) is programmed to automatically prioritize a contact list (“address book” or “phone book”) based on one or more factors. The factors may include the frequency and/or recency of calls to or from a particular contact, the location of the user, the location of a particular contact, the time of day, the day of the week, and historical data (such as a user's daily pattern of calls, the recency of selection of the contact, the recency of an in-coming call from the contact, the frequency of in-coming calls from the contact, and the recency of non-telephonic communication via the device with the contact.)..
10/02/14
20140295758
Docking station for a handheld telecommunication device
A docking station (1) for a handheld telecommunication device (2), such as a mobile phone or a smartphone, which telecommunication device (2) comprises a first short-range transceiver (4) adapted to communicate according to a first radio standard. The docking station (1) comprises a holder (5) for holding the telecommunication device (2) and sensing means (6) for detecting if the telecommunication device (2) is held by the holder (5).
10/02/14
20140293753
Smartphone activated vehicle entry device
A smartphone or other portable electronic device is operative to unlock and lock a vehicle without the use of the cellular or wi-fi network or any additional hardware added to the portable unit. The system, which is configured for use with a vehicle having an existing receiver to receive remote keyless entry (rke) codes, includes a vehicle-mounted unit with a microphone to receive an acoustic signal from a smartphone or other portable electronic device programmed to generate a modulated, encoded acoustic vehicle entry command.
10/02/14
20140293091
Sensor-synchronized spectrally-structured-light imaging
A smartphone is adapted for use as an imaging spectrometer, by synchronized pulsing of different led light sources as different image frames are captured by the phone's cmos image sensor. A particular implementation employs the cie color matching functions, and/or their orthogonally transformed functions, to enable direct chromaticity capture.
10/02/14
20140293059
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.
10/02/14
20140293030
Real time math using a camera
A mobile device, such as a smartphone, may be provided with a camera. Embodiments of the invention allow the smartphone to display a screen image of a document that includes an expression or an equation on a display screen of the smartphone and then to provide an indication of a real-time solution to the equation that is shown on the display screen.
10/02/14
20140292589
Antenna for portable device
An antenna device of a portable device such as a smartphone includes a connecting member having a conductive case and mounted on a circuit board of the portable device in a manner such that the case is connected to a ground surface of the circuit board; a radiator spaced from the circuit board; and at least one connecting pin provided between the case and the radiator. The radiator is connected to the ground surface through the connecting pin and the case.
10/02/14
20140292566
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.
10/02/14
20140292565
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.
10/02/14
20140292564
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.
10/02/14
20140292536
Control, regulation and operating device for a cooking appliance
The invention relates to a control, regulation and operating device (1) for a cooking appliance (2), comprising at least one primary unit (3) which can be mounted on the cooking appliance (2) and is designed to communicate wirelessly with a secondary unit (4). The primary unit (3) is designed as a sensor device (5) for detecting at least one parameter that influences the cooking process and for transmitting the same to the secondary unit (4), whereas the secondary unit (4) is designed to evaluate and process the data received from the primary unit (3) and for displaying and/or sending corresponding handling instructions to the primary unit (3), and wherein the secondary unit (4) is configured as a smartphone, a laptop, a tablet pc, a pager or a pc.
10/02/14
20140291469
Universal tablet and smartphone holder
A universal tablet and smart phone holder includes an enlarged soft core, an upper tip section; an elongate spine element extending at least partially through the soft core and to the tip section. A flexible cover is disposed about the soft core, spine element and tip section.
09/25/14
20140289780
Method for providing episodic media on a dedicated channel
A personalized media service provides, e.g., user customization of radio channel selections, immediate availability of multiple pre-programmed and/or customized channels, the ability to intersperse different types of content including periodically refreshed information content, availability of personal radio functions on devices such as car audio systems, pdas, smartphones, mp3 players, etc. Available channels include, e.g., pre-programmed channels selected for the user based on an interest profile, user-owned content, user-specified recorded content, etc.
09/25/14
20140289629
Rapid preview of remote video content
An internet client-server method to rapidly preview video files. Source video files are compressed into lower resolution preview video files, thumbnail image files, and stored on a preview internet server.
09/25/14
20140289191
Context sensitive distributed file system synchronization and merging semantics
Technology is disclosed for context sensitive synchronization of a distributed cloud-based file system across multiple devices and for providing seamless merging of conflicting data objects. In some embodiments, data objects of a user are stored across multiple computing devices associated with a user, e.g., mobile computing devices such as a tablet, a laptop, or a smartphone, and/or at server systems, e.g., cloud-based storage servers, in a distributed cloud-based storage system.
09/25/14
20140289190
Classification of data objects in a distributed file system based on application creation and/or access information
Technology is disclosed for classification of data objects (e.g., files) in a distributed file system based on application creation and/or access information. In some embodiments, data objects of a user are stored across multiple computing devices associated with a user, e.g., mobile computing devices such as a tablet, a laptop, or a smartphone, and/or at server systems, e.g., cloud-based storage servers, in a distributed cloud-based storage system.
09/25/14
20140286566
Cooperative photography
Imagery from two or more users' different smartphones is streamed to a cloud processor, enabling creation of 3d model information about a scene being imaged. From this model, arbitrary views and streams can be synthesized.
09/25/14
20140285812
Attaching optical coherence tomography systems onto smartphones
A multi-modal imaging and optical property measurement device that is integrated into an interferometer. Data acquired by the multiple imaging modalities in parallel include measurements of single-scattered, multiple-scattered, and diffuse light that enable characterization of different ranges within different depth regions in the sample.
09/25/14
20140285634
Cooperative photography
Imagery from two or more users' different smartphones is streamed to a cloud processor, enabling creation of 3d model information about a scene being imaged. From this model, arbitrary views and streams can be synthesized.
09/25/14
20140285339
Computer-implemented animal shelter management system
The system provides templates which assist shelters in creating customized pet adoption applications and automatically scans responses to reject or flag applications with certain answers. The system tracks the application process, automatically assigns staff to review applications, maintains applicant denied/accepted lists, facilitates transfer of adoption documents, provides updated application status information, sends accepted applicants medical and other service related messages, provides animal transfer information and preforms automatic background checks.
09/25/14
20140285338
Mobile device indoor navigation
A method for indoor navigation in a venue derives positioning of a mobile device based on sounds captured by the microphone of the mobile device from the ambient environment. It is particularly suited to operate on smartphones, where the sounds are captured using microphone that captures sounds in a frequency range of human hearing.
09/25/14
20140285311
Footwear soles with one or more chambers, compartments, bladders or internal sipes controlled by a smartphone
A sole and/or a removable inner sole insert for footwear. The sole and/or removable insert includes one or more bladders, compartments, chambers, or internal sipes located in the sole and/or the removable inner sole insert, one or more sensors located in or on the sole and/or in the removable inner sole insert and/or located in or on an insole; and one or more of the bladders, compartments, chambers, or internal sipes.
09/25/14
20140284389
Reusable envelope
The reusable envelope that may include a scannable tag can be scanned by a smartphone to access a data storage location through the internet where customizable video and audio greetings can be provided for viewing by a recipient of the reusable envelope and re-recording when the reusable envelope is to be reused. The reusable envelope has spaces thereon where address and return labels and postage can be removably placed or permanently affixed such as for finite number of shipments using a permanently affixed postage area, for example.
09/18/14
20140283021
User identification system for parental and security controls
A user identification system is provided for better parental and security controls on devices that require a user touch them for proper use. The user identification system comprises a base unit, a mobile unit, and the human body that provides signal transmission through capacitive coupling.
09/18/14
20140283020
System for binding an accessory to a smartphone or tablet pc application
This disclosure relates to software applications particularly for smart phone which are used to control or access hardware, particularly headsets. The software is available at no cost to anyone, but to control its use, it is coded so that only buyers of designated hardware can use it..
09/18/14
20140281758
On-site visualization of component status
Methods, apparatus and computer program products implement embodiments of the present invention that enable a portable computing device such as a smartphone or a tablet computer, to capture one or more codes for one or more corresponding components positioned in proximity to the portable computing device, and to convey the one or more codes to a management system. Upon receiving the one or more codes, the management system can be configured to convey, to the portable computing device, an identification and a status of each of the one or more components.
09/18/14
20140281754
On-site visualization of component status
Apparatus and computer program products implement embodiments of the present invention that enable a portable computing device such as a smartphone or a tablet computer, to capture one or more codes for one or more corresponding components positioned in proximity to the portable computing device, and to convey the one or more codes to a management system. Upon receiving the one or more codes, the management system can be configured to convey, to the portable computing device, an identification and a status of each of the one or more components.
09/18/14
20140281547
Wireless pairing of personal health device with a computing device
Systems and methods for the wireless pairing of a personal health device (phd) (e.g., blood glucose monitor) with a computing device (e.g., smartphone) are disclosed herein. In an embodiment, the phd communicates a private key to the computing device via a first communication medium (e.g., light signal, audio signal, pattern).
09/18/14
20140281447
Single-chip virtualizing and obfuscating communications system for portable computing devices
A virtualizing and obfuscating communications firmware module may be incorporated into common, mass-market portable computing devices, such as smartphones and tablets, to provide this service. The disclosure encompasses authentication and obfuscation software components that may comprise trusted firmware whose operation is protected from the main portable device operating system that is assumed to be hostile (e.g.
09/18/14
20140280527
Automated personal assistant system
An automated personal assistant system (apas) that can provide automated personal assistance to a user of an electronic device, such as a smartphone or a vehicle head unit. In one example of the apas, a user may receive a route to a requested destination that may include at least one point of interest along the route to the requested destination based on responses to questions presented to the user.
09/18/14
20140279593
Property management on a smartphone
Systems and methods are disclosed for a property management system that runs on a smartphone and allows users to identify and track information on one or more properties and to receive property updates from the server. Systems and methods are also disclosed that use the orientation of and images captured by a smartphone camera to identify a facet of an object and to determine its pitch..
09/18/14
20140279541
Vault platform methods, apparatuses and media
A payment token request may be obtained from a customer's smartphone. A payment token associated with the customer's account may be generated and sent to the customer's smartphone.
09/18/14
20140279493
Mobile devices as security tokens
A person's smartphone serves as a security token—used variously to establish the user's authorization, and to test the bona fides of the counter-party system. In one illustrative atm arrangement, a bank's computer system and the user's smartphone share secret information across a network.
09/18/14
20140279475
Vault platform methods, apparatuses and media
A payment token request may be obtained from a customer's smartphone. A payment token associated with the customer's account may be generated and sent to the customer's smartphone.
09/18/14
20140279194
Sku-driven apparel size determination for cardholders
Repositories of apparel purchase data combined with payment card data can be used to determine accurate cardholder apparel sizes by examining their historical clothing purchases. Using these profiles to identify cardholders with similar figures, and their purchases to extrapolate what sizes to purchase in as yet unpurchased items.
09/18/14
20140278936
Appliance controller application
A system and method for preparing food products in a programmable appliance such as a microwave includes an appliance configured with a communication element for communicating with a device such as a smartphone, tablet, or computer. The device is configured to scan a product identifier such as a barcode and match the scanned identifier with a list of known identifiers stored in a database.
09/18/14
20140278605
System and method of completing an activity via an agent
A system and method of completing an activity via an agent. The agent is embodied as agent software, which facilitates and/or performs activities on behalf of a user.
09/18/14
20140278047
Enriching driving experience with cloud assistance
Described is a technology by which driver safety technology such as collision detection is implemented via mobile device (e.g., smartphone) sensors and a cloud service that processes data received from vehicles associated with the devices. Trajectory-related data is received at the cloud service and used to predict collisions between vehicles and/or lane departures of vehicles.
09/18/14
20140277266
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.
09/18/14
20140277265
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.
09/18/14
20140277264
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.
09/18/14
20140277263
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.
09/18/14
20140277260
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.
09/18/14
20140275842
Connected surface with sensors
A connected surface is provided with various sensors for measuring multiple health statistics including heart rate, blood oxygen saturation, respiration rate, blood pressure, bone density, weight, balance, percent body fat, skin ulcers, stress level, pressure points, electrical heart activity, thermal imaging, and any combination thereof. Further, the connected surface may be comprised in flooring, a bath mat, a weight scale, a dedicated system, or any combination thereof.
09/18/14
20140274337
System and method of 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.
09/18/14
20140274216
Mobile communication device
Various embodiments of a cellular telephone are described, including embodiments having no external physical buttons and no external physical switches. In one embodiment, the device is small enough to fit in a small pocket yet has a touchscreen large enough for a smartphone-sized virtual keyboard.
09/18/14
20140274078
Protocols for facilitating broader access in wireless communications
Structures and protocols are presented for signaling a status or decision concerning a wireless service or device within a region to a communication device (smartphone or wearable device, e.g.) or other wireless communication participant (motor vehicle having a wireless communication capability, e.g.).. .
09/18/14
20140274056
Protocols for facilitating broader access in wireless communications
Structures and protocols are presented for signaling a status or decision concerning a wireless service or device within a region to a communication device (smartphone or wearable device, e.g.) or other wireless communication participant (motor vehicle having a wireless communication capability, e.g.).. .
09/18/14
20140274033
Method and apparatus pertaining to use of bluetooth and bluetooth low energy
Both bluetooth-compatible and bluetooth low energy-compatible transceivers are selectively used when supporting wireless communications between two electronic communication devices such as a so-called smartphone and a hands-free accessory. During a first operating state the devices use bluetooth and during a second operating state the devices use bluetooth low energy.


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