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Date/App# patent app List of recent Smartphone-related patents
01/28/16
20160029189 
 System and  uninterrupted transfer of calls between cellular and wifi networks patent thumbnailSystem and uninterrupted transfer of calls between cellular and wifi networks
A system and method for transferring calls without interruption between a cellular network and a wifi network. The system includes smartphones and other mobile devices (e.g.

01/28/16
20160028889 
 Method and  data channel augmented auto attended voice response systems patent thumbnailMethod and data channel augmented auto attended voice response systems
Method of using a computerized smartphone to navigate remote auto attendant telephony systems with a menu structure. The auto attendant's menu structure is put into an online computer database.

01/28/16
20160028699 
 Encrypted network storage space patent thumbnailEncrypted network storage space
A unique storage space is associated with a unique identifier. A remote device (such as a server, computer, smartphone, etc.) receives from a client device the unique identifier and a user password.
Jumpto Media Inc.


01/28/16
20160027318 
 Motivational and practice aid app patent thumbnailMotivational and practice aid app
An application and system to enhance educational interaction between teachers, students, and parents. The application may be implemented on any electronic device platform including, but not limited to, personal computers, laptops, smartphones and tablet computers.

01/28/16
20160027292 
 Security and public safety application for a mobile device patent thumbnailSecurity and public safety application for a mobile device
In a plurality of described embodiments, various modules of an application for a client device may operate to enhance personal security for an individual user, as well as public safety in general. A blue-phone-in-pocket (bpip) module operates comparable to, but more effectively than, the traditional college campus blue light phone.

01/28/16
20160026964 
 Meeting monitoring and compliance assurance system patent thumbnailMeeting monitoring and compliance assurance system
An illustrative system and method according to the present invention monitors in-the-field meetings of representatives with customers, for example, marketing and sales activity. The system includes a central data system and a portable wireless device (e.g., tablet device, smartphone, etc) deployed with each representative.
Bloom Insurance Agency Llc


01/28/16
20160026730 
 Html5-based document format with parts architecture patent thumbnailHtml5-based document format with parts architecture
One embodiment of a web-based word processor, spreadsheet, and presentations computer program that creates documents in an html5-based document format that breaks documents into parts and pages in order to make documents easy for use on laptops, tablets, and smartphones, and which chooses document parts from twenty one different types of parts, with each parts type taking advantage of the various features of html5 in different ways. Other embodiments are described and shown..

01/28/16
20160026201 
 Systems and methods for controlling electrical devices patent thumbnailSystems and methods for controlling electrical devices
A wireless switch control panel may control supply of current to a plurality of outlets. Control may be exercised to adjust current levels and may be for standard ac voltages including 110 vac and 220 vac.

01/28/16
20160026032 
 Electronic shelf (eshelf) patent thumbnailElectronic shelf (eshelf)
The invention is an electronic shelf (eshelf). The eshelf uses highly conductive electrodes to solve the long-line addressing problems using very-simple, low-cost manufacturing processes to build very-long, reflective, “no-power”, full-color, liquid crystal displays (lcds) with perfect image retention.

01/28/16
20160023640 
 Wireless, voice activated fluid exchange machine patent thumbnailWireless, voice activated fluid exchange machine
The present invention is directed to a fluid exchange machine for replacing fluid in a vehicle subsystem that can be controlled remotely using wireless technology to make fluid exchange operations easier, safer, and more convenient. The fluid exchange machine of the present invention operates within a number of different platforms and communication technologies to provide a wide array of options.
Norco Industries, Inc.


01/28/16
20160022219 

Smartphone having a communication subsystem that is operable in cdma, a digital infrared sensor with ports that provide a digital signal representing a surface temperature, a microprocessor that receives from the ports the digital signal that is representative of the temperature and that generates a body core temperature from the digital signal that is representative of the temperature and a display device that displays the body core temperature


A smartphone that includes a microprocessor, a battery operably coupled to the microprocessor, a single button operably coupled to the microprocessor, a communication subsystem that receives messages from and sends messages to wireless networks in accordance with code division multiple access (cdma), a digital infrared sensor operably coupled to the microprocessor, the digital infrared sensor having ports that provide a digital signal representing a temperature, and a display device operably coupled to the microprocessor, wherein the microprocessor receives from the ports the digital signal that is representative of the temperature and the microprocessor generates a body core temperature from the digital signal that is representative of the temperature and the microprocessor also operably coupled to the display device displays the body core temperature.. .
Arc Devices Limited


01/21/16
20160021535 

Method and system for authenticating an individual's geo-location via a communication network and applications using the same


A method and associated system for authenticating an individual's geo-location via a communication network is disclosed. The method comprises the steps of: a) providing an individual with a smartphone having a gps receiving unit associated with a communications network; b) providing the individual with a biometric user identification technology; c) obtaining via the communications network the geo-location of the smartphone utilizing the gps receiving unit; d) identifying the user with the biometric user identification technology by obtaining biometric characteristics that are unique to each human; and e) verifying the biometric user identification technology is within a preset proximity to the smartphone to authenticate the individual's geo-location.

01/21/16
20160021291 

Launching a camera of a wireless device from a wearable device


A system includes a wearable device (102) such as a smartwatch and a wireless device (104) such as a smartphone. A user provides to the wearable device a user input indicating a user desire to launch a camera of the wireless device.
Motorola Mobility Llc


01/21/16
20160021081 

Mobile device user authentication based on user behavior information


Authentication involves collecting information relating to a user's behavior relative to a mobile device carried by the user, over a number of time periods that correspond to each other. An authentication technique includes processing the collected information to generate baseline data representing typical user behavior.
Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.


01/21/16
20160019524 

Methods and devices for confirming a financial transaction


The invention discloses devices and methods for providing feedback on purchases. In some embodiments, a physical or virtual receipt as used as an intermediary to delivery to a smartphone or other user-specific device details of a recent purchase.

01/21/16
20160019517 

Methods and devices for allowing consumer access to detailed financial transactional data


The invention discloses devices and methods for converting purchase details from paper to digital receipts. In some embodiments, receipts may include a code that may be read specifically by a smartphone or similar device uniquely identified with a predetermined user.

01/21/16
20160019449 

Universal emv credit card chip and mobile application for emulation


An electronic card with a programmable magnetic band which operates to emulate a magnetic stripe on a payment card. The card connects to a smartphone for reducing the amount of cards in a wallet using a nfc protocol.
Omne Mobile Payments Inc.


01/21/16
20160018853 

Virtual reality viewer and input mechanism


The present invention concerns virtual reality viewers for use with touchscreen enabled mobile devices. The virtual reality viewer comprises: a housing configured to receive a mobile electronic device within an interior of the housing; and an input mechanism that is accessible from an exterior of the housing and that is moveable within the interior between a first position and an extended position, wherein a surface of the input mechanism is configured to contact the touch-screen of the mobile electronic device when in the extended position.
Dodocase, Inc.


01/21/16
20160016590 

Method for detecting driving events of a vehicle based on a smartphone


Present disclosure refers to a method for detecting driving events of a vehicle. The method comprises the steps of: obtaining at least one motion data signal from sensors of a mobile device located in the vehicle; sending the at least one motion data signal from the sensors to a processing module; computing, in the processing module, an energy measurement of the at least one motion data signal; selecting time segments where the energy measurement of the at least one motion data signal exceeds a first threshold; analyzing the at least one motion data signal in said time segments; and assigning a driving event to each time segment..
Telefonica Digital EspaÑa, S.l.u.


01/21/16
20160015324 

System, method, and measuring pulmonary data


A system for gathering pulmonary data includes a smartphone and a back cover for the smartphone. The smartphone has a processor, a display, and a pressure sensor.

01/21/16
20160015278 

Monitoring device with volatile organic compounds sensor and system using same


Video monitoring device comprising a computing unit, a camera, a communication interface, and a volatile organic compounds sensor configured to measure at least a concentration of organic compounds in a room of interest, said computing unit being configured to record the concentrations of organic compounds reported by the volatile organic compounds sensor, and configured to send images taken by the camera and volatile organic compounds concentrations to a remote entity, such as a smartphone over a wireless link.. .
Withings


01/21/16
20160015276 

Device for monitoring for effectiveness of heart failure therapy


A step-on device records the patient's ekg, respiratory signal, ppg, and weight, giving health care personnel the ability to monitor patient health trends. The device sends the data to a central server via a smartphone or via wifi.
Cardimetrix Llc


01/14/16
20160014921 

System and using a recharger plug as a stand for electronic devices


A charger plug for a smartphone is disconnected from its electrical cord and positioned on its back face with its electrical connector prongs extending upward, then the smartphone is oriented with a side edge facing generally downward and placed on the charger plug on its front face between its electrical connector prongs for use as a stand to stably support the smartphone for use. When standing on the charger in this way, the smartphone can be used for general purposes such a watching videos or it can be used particularly with a software application that automatically controls the smartphone's vibrator to induce hands-free controlled rotation of the smartphone.
Egos Ventures Inc.


01/14/16
20160014297 

Salient point-based arrangements


A variety of methods and systems involving sensor-equipped portable devices, such as smartphones and tablet computers, are described. One particular embodiment decodes a digital watermark from imagery captured by the device and, by reference to watermark payload data, obtains salient point data corresponding to an object depicted in the imagery.
Digimarc Corporation


01/14/16
20160014224 

System and real time delivery of context based content from the cloud to mobile devices


A system and method for real time delivery of context based content from the cloud (internet) to mobile devices. The information in the cloud is available in the form of software-as-a-service is accessible from laptops and personal computers.
Core Mobile Networks, Inc.


01/14/16
20160014062 

System and blocking or delaying notifications on a mobile device while simultaneously allowing approved integrated functionality


Embodiments of the present invention are generally directed towards systems and methods for altering operation of a mobile computing device. Specifically, embodiments of the present invention are directed to providing systems and methods for blocking or delaying notifications on a mobile device while simultaneously allowing approved integrated functionality.

01/14/16
20160012695 

Off-premises alert wireless power receivers in a wireless power network


Embodiments in the present disclosure may be directed to an off-premises alert system and method for one or more wireless power receivers in a wireless power network. The system and method may include automated software embedded on a wireless power receiver that may be triggered every time a wireless power receiver is turned on.
Energous Corporation


01/14/16
20160012658 

Authentication of security documents and mobile device to carry out the authentication


A method of authenticating security documents and a mobile device, especially a smartphone, programmed to carry out the method, based on an analysis of features which are produced by intaglio printing, which analysis involves a decomposition of sample images of a candidate document to be authenticated based on wavelets, each sample image being digitally processed by performing a wavelet transform of the sample image in order to derive a set of classification features. The method is based on an adaptive approach, which includes the following steps: —prior to carrying out the wavelet transform, defining a categorization map containing local information about different intaglio line structures that are found on the security documents; —carrying out a wavelet selection amongst a pool of wavelet types based on the categorization map; and —performing the wavelet transform of the sample image on the basis of the selected wavelet..
Kba-notasys Sa


01/14/16
20160012610 

System and determining bilirubin levels in newborn babies


The present invention provides a system and method for determining bilirubin levels in an individual based on skin coloration using a smartphone or other personal device and an attached ancillary apparatus. The device, such as a smartphone or tablet, is capable of storing and running software.

01/14/16
20160012048 

Systems and methods for presenting content and representations of content according to developmental stage


Increasingly, children are consuming digital content on computers, laptops, tablets, and even smartphones. The sheer volume of content available to children can be daunting for parents to manage and filter for their children.
Netflix, Inc.


01/14/16
20160011111 

Compact systems, compact devices, and methods for sensing luminescent activity


Compact systems, compact devices and methods are provided to sense changes in luminescence due to environmental influences on a luminescent material. Such systems, devices and methods may be implemented in a compact device, e.g., an integrated circuit package, which may be incorporated into or attached to a device, such as a smartphone, watch, flashlight, vehicle, etc.
Avago Technologies General Ip (singapore) Pte.ltd.


01/14/16
20160010861 

Electronic lighter when attached to a smartphone generates heat for lighting a cigarette/cigar


Electronic lighter apparatus that attached to an electronic mobile device and generates heat for the purpose of igniting a cigarette and/or cigar is disclosed. The claimed electronic lighter apparatus not only generates heat for the user to ignite a cigarette and/or cigar, but also connects with and uses power from their most used device which is their electronic mobile device..

01/14/16
20160009997 

Liquid crystal display device


The present invention provides a liquid crystal display device which prevents a decrease in the voltage holding ratio (vhr) of a liquid crystal layer and an increase in ion density (id) therein and which overcomes problems of defective display such as voids, uneven alignment, and screen burn-in. The liquid crystal display device of the present invention prevents a decrease in the voltage holding ratio (vhr) of a liquid crystal layer and an increase in ion density (id) therein and reduces defective display such as screen burn-in; hence, such a liquid crystal display device is particularly useful as liquid crystal display devices of a va mode and psva mode which involve active matrix driving and can be applied to the liquid crystal display devices of liquid crystal tv sets, monitors, mobile phones, and smartphones..
Dic Corporation


01/07/16
20160005278 

Mobile devices and methods employing haptics


A variety of haptic improvements useful in mobile devices are detailed. In one, a smartphone captures image data from a physical object, and discerns an object identifier from the imagery (e.g., using watermark, barcode, or fingerprint techniques).
Digimarc Corporation


01/07/16
20160005007 

Methods and systems for using scanable codes to obtain maintenance and reminder services


Disclosed are methods, systems and computer program products for facilitating scan-triggered pamr instruction and reminder services to a user using a scanable information encoded graphic image, such as a bar code or a quick response (qr) code. A mobile communication device such as a smartphone, tablet computer or other mobile computer may include a scan client module for scanning and communicating scan-triggered service code information to a scan-triggered application server.
Flashback Survey, Inc.


01/07/16
20160004420 

Electronic device and computer program product


An electronic device (e.g., smartphone) includes a touch screen display and a controller. The touch screen display displays a scrollable first screen.
Kyocera Corporation


01/07/16
20160004224 

Smart watch


A smart watch described in this document includes hardware and software necessary to obtain motion and sensor data from a user wearing the smart watch. The described smart watch can continuously collect sensor data from the user and combine the sensor data from multiple sensors to enhance the accuracy of the sensor data analysis and provide relevant feedback information to the user.
Goodix Technology Inc.


01/07/16
20160004057 

Portable microscope device


The present invention discloses a portable microscope device which can be installed on the smartphone capable of capturing image. By combing these devices, users can observe the detection sample and capture the image of the sample instantly without environment limitation.
Aidmics Biotechnology Co., Ltd.


01/07/16
20160004028 

Universal adjustable lens adapter


A universal adjustable lens adapter and rig system for smartphones, or similar electronic devices, that is modular in nature. The universal adjustable lens adapter includes a clamp mount assembly, a lens mount assembly, and a handle assembly.

12/31/15
20150381794 

Viewing adapter for smartphone or similiar electronic device


A device for providing a smartphone user with improved viewing of a smartphone's display. The device has an attachment interface for mounting, holding and locating a smartphone for optimal viewing.

12/31/15
20150379581 

System and contextual services experience


A contextual services delivery system may comprise a services repository containing services instructions and a contextual services delivery module. The contextual services delivery module may deliver different contextual services to a smartphone and/or a pos terminal in response to a context environment, in order to provide a user with a customized contextual services experience..
American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.


12/31/15
20150375246 

Methods and conductive element deposition and formation


A conductive element such as an antenna, for use in electronic devices, including mobile devices such as cellular phones, smartphones, personal digital assistants (pdas), laptops, and wireless tablets, and methods of, and apparatus for, forming the same. In one exemplary aspect, the present disclosure relates to a conductive antenna formed using deposition of conductive fluids as well as the method and equipment for forming the same.
Pulse Finland Oy


12/24/15
20150373796 

Multifunctional universal led driver


A multifunctional universal led driver is disclosed that can be configured to match the voltage and/or current requirements of various led loads such as led lighting fixtures. The disclosed led driver replaces the existing wall switch to drive an led lighting fixture with no need for making changes to the existing wires.

12/24/15
20150373622 

Method and device to prohibit communications which require active participation by the driver of a vehicle


Operating a vehicle while texting, using applications or using a mobile device has been shown to be very dangerous and increase the likelihood of accidents. An exemplary embodiment relates to a method, techniques and a system that can prohibit the use of a mobile device by the driver while driving.

12/24/15
20150373231 

Video synchronization based on an audio cue


Techniques are disclosed for manipulating a media player based on the environment in which content is consumed. For example, a user listening to a radio broadcast or some other ambient sound hears a song begin to play.
Adobe Systems Incorporated


12/24/15
20150373060 

Using smart tv capabilities to enhance audio/video call


A method of using capabilities of a smart tv to enhance an audio and/or video call, including discovering by a first smartphone a near smart tv; establishing communication between the first smartphone and the smart tv; checking by the first smartphone the smart tv's capabilities; and using the smart tv capabilities to enhance a call between the first smartphone and a second smartphone or to enhance an application running on the first smartphone.. .

12/24/15
20150371216 

Method and system for conducting wireless electronic credit card transactions


A method and system for providing electronic wireless credit card transactions to small businesses in conditions where the wireless telecommunications network is old and/or underdeveloped. The system allows a merchant to accept payment cards firstly via tcp/ip and secondly via sms and/or ussd wherever only the most basic gsm network is available.
Irofit Technologies Oy


12/24/15
20150370737 

Smartphone having full size usb port


A usb smartphone for enabling the connection and interfacing of a standard size usb plug, typically from a usb flash drive, with a mobile computer such as a smart phone. The usb smartphone comprises a device body which include an external usb port, and internal usb mass storage device class standard software.

12/24/15
20150370340 

New computer keyboard layout, structure and arrangement


The invention provides a way to optimize and increase typing speed for smartphones during sms or mail writing given that the existing methods are not optimized and they often cause difficulties, limitations or slow text insertion. The technical problem to solve is “to develop an intelligent keyboard that is fast and intuitive, designed for devices using either a touchscreen keyboard (cell phones, smartphones and tablets as well as ticket emission machines, atm machines, etc.) or a physical keyboard (many smartphones, old generation cell phones), which are used mostly with a single hand or even with a single finger in case of smaller devices”.

12/24/15
20150369509 

Method and control switching a night mode of a heating system and/or an air-conditioning system on and off


The invention relates to a method for switching on and off a night mode of a heating and/or air conditioning system, wherein an energy consumption of the heating and/or air conditioning system is reduced when the night mode is switched on and increased when the night mode is switched off. It is provided according to the invention that with a smartphone an activity of a user of the smartphone is detected, that with program code an activity state of the user is inferred when an activity is noticed and a state of rest of the user is inferred in the absence of activity, wherein the program code is stored in a non-volatile data memory, and that electronic control means switch on or off the night mode as a function of whether a state of rest or an activity state of the user has been noticed.
Tado Gmbh


12/17/15
20150365806 

Method, apparatus and computer program product for orienting a smartphone display and estimating direction of travel of a pedestrian


Method, apparatus, and computer program product embodiments provide position determination. An example method embodiment comprises measuring in a mobile device, acceleration in mutually orthogonal x and y directions in a horizontal plane and in a vertical direction, due to walking motion of a user holding the device; computing a fourier transform of the measured acceleration in the vertical direction and determining a frequency of acceleration in the vertical direction having a maximum amplitude; computing a fourier transform of the measured acceleration in the x direction and in the y direction and determining a frequency of acceleration in the x and y directions corresponding to the maximum amplitude frequency of acceleration in the vertical direction; and computing a direction of walking motion of the user, based on the determined frequency of acceleration in the x and y directions corresponding to the maximum amplitude frequency of acceleration in the vertical direction..
Nokia Technologies Oy


12/17/15
20150365507 

High-data-rate low-current consumption easy-to-implement miniaturized wireless micro-usb dongle


A dongle is provided that can be plugged into the micro-usb port of a mobile device that supports usb host mode. The dongle provides control of the radio circuitry housed within the dongle to applications running on a smartphone.

12/17/15
20150365351 

System and dynamic provisioning of applications


Disclosed is a system and method for the automatic, dynamic provisioning of applications configured to provide users with applications and network communications specifically designed to support their particular task. The provisioning of such capabilities is based on the type of event the user is responding to, such that every time a particular event occurs, a specific set of applications and other toolsets will be provisioned to that user (e.g., onto their individual mobile communication devices, such as tablets, smartphones, or the like) on an ad-hoc basis tailored to that particular event.
Cyber Reliant Corporation


12/17/15
20150365261 

Alternating phase filter for increasing communication speeds, spectral efficiency and enabling other benefits


Common wave and sideband mitigation communication systems and methods are provided that can be used with both wireless and wired communication links. The systems and methods provided can enable faster data rates, greater immunity to noise, increased bandwidth/spectrum efficiency and/or other benefits.
Falcon Nano, Inc.


12/17/15
20150365233 

Hybrid mobile device and radio system


Certain embodiments disclose an integrated dual-device architecture for marrying modern computing devices (e.g. Laptops, smartphones and tablets) with standalone tactical radios (e.g.
Green Hills Software, Inc.


12/17/15
20150363986 

System and facilitating user access to vehicles based on biometric information


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 mobile devices (e.g., smartphones) and on-board vehicle computing devices accessed by users.
Hoyos Labs Corp.


12/17/15
20150363970 

Model and sizing information from smartphone acquired image sequences


A method for providing a model file to a user. The user acquires a plurality of images using a device, such as a smart phone, with at least a monocular image capture device.
Replica Labs, Inc.


12/17/15
20150363892 

Systems methods and computer program products for encoding and decoding tax return data


Tax data, e.g., form w2 data, is encoded as a two-dimensional machine readable representation, such as a qr code. Certain tax data is encoded as segments of a qr code, and a tax form generated by an employer or payroll processing service and provided to an employee or user includes the qr code representing certain w-2 or other tax data.
Intuit Inc.


12/17/15
20150363856 

Portable wireless information unit for providing data to and receiving data from mobile devices


An information unit associated with assets in a building that can more effectively integrate with mobile wireless devices carried by users to provide information about product or assets being sold on a store shelf or stored in a warehouse. A housing enables self-contained capability for the information unit and enables autonomous operation and physical association with product or assets located throughout a store or warehouse.

12/17/15
20150363745 

Bluetooth verified smartphone clock-in


Methods and systems are described for employee clock-in using an automation and security system. According to at least one embodiment, a computer-implemented method for employee clock-in using an automation and security system includes confirming a location of a mobile computing device within a geographic zone, taking a photograph of a person carrying the mobile computing device, recording a time at which the photograph is taken, and clocking-in the person as an employee based at least in part on the photograph, the recorded time, and the location of the mobile computing device within the geographic zone..
Vivint, Inc.


12/17/15
20150362893 

Analog type watch and time set method


Interaction methods between a smartphone and a timepiece having two analog-type pointers, each of the pointers being controlled independently by a stepper motor, the timepiece and the smartphone being able to be in communication through a wireless remote short-range communication link, the calibration method comprising the steps of s1—capturing image(s) of the watch with the smartphone, s2—processing the image(s) to determine accurately the displayed angular positions of the pointers, s3—send correction data from the smartphone to the watch, s4—carry out, at the watch, an appropriate correction so that the pointers are caused to display the current absolute time, the absolute time set method comprising the steps of s11—send absolute time reference from the smartphone to the watch, s12—carry out, at the watch, an appropriate correction, to update the internal counters and positions of the pointers so that the pointers display the current absolute time.. .
Withings


12/17/15
20150362828 

Encasement platform for smartdevice for attachment to endoscope


A case or encasement for use with a smartdevice, such as a smartphone or tablet and an endoscope is disclosed. The encasement includes a power supply, logic for controlling wireless communications, a light source, and other accessories, for use with an endoscope.
Endoluxe Inc.


12/17/15
20150362512 

Composition, device and imaging system for analysis using chemiluminescent probes


The present invention provides a method for the rapid monitoring of biological analytes in a point-of-care setting by providing a smart phone; providing a sample chamber; providing a sample; providing a dark box with a smartphone holder attached to the dark box top with the camera opening positioned about the aperture, adding a biological specimen suspected of containing a biological analyte in the sample chamber; adding a bis(2,4,6-trichlorophenyl) oxalate, an imidazole and a fluorophore to the sample chamber to react with the biological analyte; placing the sample chamber into the dark box; generating an emission from the fluorophore in response to the reaction with the biological analyte; and recording a set of time-lapse images of the emission with the smartphone.. .
Southern Methodist University


12/17/15
20150360740 

Bicycle activity monitoring and recording device with air pollution sensors


Provided is an activity monitoring and recording device which may include a smartphone, a pollution sensor, a global positioning system (gps) device, a microprocessor and proprietary software supported to a bicycle.. .

12/17/15
20150360523 

System and detecting flat tire when smartphone is in vehicle


A device is provided for use with a database, having stored therein, a plurality of signatures corresponding to an improper state of a tire, respectively. The device includes a vehicle mode determining component, a parameter detecting, component, an accessing component, a comparing component and a warning component.

12/17/15
20150359458 

Smartphone-based obtaining repeatable, quantitative colorimetric measurement


A method for obtaining a point-of-collection, selected quantitative indicia of an analyte on a test strip using a smartphone involves imaging a test strip on which a colorimetric reaction of a target sample has occurred due to test strip illumination by the smartphone. The smartphone includes a smartphone app and a smartphone accessory that provides an external environment-independent/internal light-free, imaging environment independent of the smartphone platform being used.
Cornell University


12/10/15
20150358526 

Camera management system


Systems and methods are provided for restricting and allowing the initiation of operations on an electronic device according to settings of management control functions on the electronic device. In certain instances, operations may be initiated after the electronic device determines, detects, or receives an authorized event.
Grandios Technologies, Llc


12/10/15
20150358449 

Mobile terminal and protecting against mistaken dialing


A mobile terminal and a mistaken dialing preventing method thereof are provided. The mistaken dialing preventing method is based on a mobile terminal comprising a distance sensor and a touch screen, and comprises: when the touch screen is not locked and is displaying a dial plate icon, activating the distance sensor to detect whether there is an obstruction within an effective distance above the touch screen; if there is an obstruction, then detecting by the distance sensor a current distance between the obstruction and the touch screen of the mobile terminal; and if the current distance is smaller than a preset critical distance threshold, then controlling the touch screen to not display the dial plate icon and deactivating the distance sensor by the mobile terminal.
Huizhou Tcl Mobile Communication Co., Ltd


12/10/15
20150358316 

Community biometric authentication on a smartphone


Methods and systems are presented for performing biometric authentication of a plurality of users on a user device (e.g., smartphone). In some embodiments, a user may specify in biometric settings certain biometric authentication applications to be used with a group biometric authentication system.
Grandios Technologies, Llc


12/10/15
20150358315 

Smartphone fingerprint pass-through system


Systems and methods are provided for unlocking remote devices using a biometric input that is associated with a code stored on a mobile electronic device. After validating a biometric input that corresponds with a code that locks or unlocks a remote lock, the code may be sent to a remote electronic device in a transmission.
Grandios Technologies, Llc


12/10/15
20150358277 

Communication terminal and storage medium


A communication terminal and a storage medium storing a program thereon are provided, which do not transmit wasteful queries to a dns server. A smartphone includes a determination module and a request processing module.
Kyocera Corporation


12/10/15
20150358164 

Systems and methods for qr code validation


Embodiments described herein combine both glyph technologies and cryptography technologies by encrypting data with a private key of an entity tasked with issuing controlled documents, and then converting the resulting encryption as a visual glyph, such as a qr code. This permits validation of the printed document by scanning the qr code using a smartphone and decrypting using the issuing entity's public key.
Unisys Corporation


12/10/15
20150358163 

Systems and methods for qr code validation


Embodiments described herein combine both glyph technologies and cryptography technologies by encrypting data with a private key of an entity tasked with issuing controlled documents, and then converting the resulting encryption as a visual glyph, such as a qr code. This permits validation of the printed document by scanning the qr code using a smartphone and decrypting using the issuing entity's public key.
Unisys Corporation


12/10/15
20150356447 

Systems, methods and generating music recommendations based on combining song and user influencers with channel rule characterizations


Systems, methods and apparatus for generating music recommendations based on combining song and user influencers with channel rule characterizations are presented. Such systems and methods output a playlist, which may be delivered as an information stream of audio on a user or client device, such as a telephone or smartphone, tablet, computer or mp3 player, or any consumer device with audio play capabilities.
Sirius Xm Radio Inc.


12/10/15
20150356336 

A barcode-reading system


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


12/10/15
20150356306 

Systems and methods for qr code validation


Embodiments described herein combine both glyph technologies and cryptography technologies by encrypting data with a private key of an entity tasked with issuing controlled documents, and then converting the resulting encryption as a visual glyph, such as a qr code. This permits validation of the printed document by scanning the qr code using a smartphone and decrypting using the issuing entity's public key.
Unisys Corporation


12/10/15
20150356121 

Position location-enabled, event-based, photo sharing software and service


A method for event-based photo sharing that is carried out by an application or program executing on a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet computer. An event that is defined at least by a geographic perimeter and a timeframe is created and stored.
Commachine, Inc.


12/10/15
20150356060 

Computer automatedly writing a user's autobiography


Computer systems and methods for enabling a user of an electronic computing device, such as a smartphone, tablet, etc., to create a digital autobiographical book by merely verbally answering computer generated questions. Questions may cover areas pertaining to the user's family, career, childhood, etc.

12/10/15
20150356045 

Multi-host docking device


A serial protocol based docking device having a single set of user peripherals supports multiple removable host computers having different video output types and different operating systems. The device provides mouse tracking function that switches the keyboard and mouse to the different host computers when the cursor is moved by the user across the respective display boundary.
High Sec Labs Ltd.


12/10/15
20150355527 

Lens module and portable photography device


Provided is portable photography device capable of appropriately control an on/off state of a light source during photography, and reliably carrying out photography by a camera of a portable terminal when the light source is on. The portable photography device includes a smartphone with a camera, and a lens module including leds, having different wavelengths, a conversion lens, and light source control unit.
Hitachi Maxell, Ltd.


12/10/15
20150351698 

Health and medical smartphone


Methods and systems are presented for analyzing physiological data and health data at an operating system of a user device in order to identify emergencies or medically significant events in real-time. In some embodiments, physiological parameter data and health parameter data retrieved from wearable monitors may be analyzed in real-time on a user device (e.g., smartphone).
Grandios Technologies, Llc


12/10/15
20150351695 

Medical smartphone


Methods and systems are presented for analyzing physiological data at an operating system of a user device in order to identify emergencies or medically significant events in real-time. In some embodiments, physiological data from a wearable physiological monitoring device may be analyzed in real-time on a user device (e.g., smartphone).
Grandios Technologies, Llc


12/10/15
20150351647 

Effective cpr procedure with real time evaluation and feedback using smartphones


A method for performing cpr, comprising activating an application on one or more mobile phones having one or more sensors, placing one or more mobile phones on the finger of a subject to collect information about the subject, determining whether cpr is necessary based on the collected information about the subject, calibrating the sensors of the one or more mobile phones, placing the one or more mobile phones in a position on a hand of a user of the one or more mobile phones, administering chest compressions to the subject, activating a sensor of the one or more mobile phones, including an accelerometer sensor, to permit the application to capture information about the chest compression rate and displacement relating to movement of the chest of the subject, and transmitting the chest compression rate and displacement information of the subject to the emergency dispatcher using the mobile phone.. .
University Of North Texas


12/10/15
20150351531 

Smartphone or tablet mounting device and method


A mounting apparatus for reversibly attaching a portable electronic device to a support surface, wherein the mounting apparatus comprises a support shaft, a connector device, a mounting attachment, and a mounting bracket. The connector device is secured to a first end of the support shaft for reversibly attaching the mounting apparatus to the support surface.

12/03/15
20150350887 

System and prioritized wireless network communication


A point to node based prioritized wireless communication system that comprises a mobile surveillance applicable device such as a smartphone and a node of a wireless network surveillance security system through a prioritized communication protocol. It is faster and more reliable than the node to node method of the prior art, and is capable of faster response to emergencies and of faster and more secured acquisition of real time scene evidences..

12/03/15
20150350738 

Broadcast program playback system, broadcast program playback device, and terminal device


A broadcast program playback system (1) includes: a television (10) for simultaneously displaying a broadcast program and a video identical to a video displayed on an entire part of a screen of a smartphone (20); and a smartphone (20) which includes a display information acquiring section (22) for acquiring predetermined display information in accordance with program information received from the television (10) and which displays the predetermined display information in a format allowing a user to make selection.. .
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha


12/03/15
20150350504 

Raw camera peripheral for handheld mobile unit


A handheld imaging device is described to provide high quality raw image data to a smartphone, or similar handheld imaging device. The imaging device can have a larger dimension, particularly with regard to the thickness of the device, thus overcoming some of the physical limitations to providing high quality optics and image sensing within the thin form factor of a modern smartphone.
2p & M Holdings, Llc


12/03/15
20150350401 

Wireless terminal device


A smartphone includes: a first antenna for performing wireless communication in accordance with a first communication scheme; a second antenna for performing wireless communication in accordance with a second communication scheme; a first rf circuit module for converting a signal, received by the first antenna, into a digital audio signal; an audio processing module for converting the digital audio signal into an analog audio signal; a second rf circuit module for converting a signal, received by the second antenna, into an analog audio signal; a receiver for outputting an analog audio signal; and a first switch for switching between: a first mode for transmitting an analog audio signal between the audio processing module and the receiver; and a second mode for transmitting an analog audio signal between the second rf circuit module and the receiver.. .
Kyocera Corporation


12/03/15
20150349948 

Side channel analysis system and side channel analysis method using the same


Disclosed are a side channel analysis system that may facilitate to perform side channel analysis on a device whose dedicated side channel analysis board does not exist such as a smartphone, and a side channel analysis method using the same. The side channel analysis system includes a side channel analysis device that outputs control signals for side channel analysis and performs side channel analysis based on received measurement signals, a device to be analyzed that performs generation and encryption function of optical signals for side channel measurement, according to the control signals provided from the side channel analysis device, an optical sensor module that detects the optical signals generated from the device to be analyzed, and generates and outputs trigger signals according to the detected optical signals, and a signal measurement device that measures waveforms of at least one signal generated according to an encryption operation of the device to be analyzed using the trigger signals output from the optical sensor module, and provides the measured waveforms to the side channel analysis device..
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute


12/03/15
20150349841 

Systems and methods of echo & noise cancellation in voice communication


In an example, time and frequency domain speech enhancement is implemented on a platform having a programmable device, such a pc or a smartphone running an os. Echo cancellation is done first in time domain to cancel a dominant portion of the echo.
Imagination Technologies Limited


12/03/15
20150349555 

Retractable charging device


A retractable charging device for charging mobile electronic devices and the like. The retractable charging device includes a housing having a spool therein, on which an elongated charging cable is wound.

12/03/15
20150349401 

Integrated antenna for electronic device


Systems and methods for providing antennas for transmission and reception of radio frequency communications. At least some implementations relate to a device and method for positioning antennas on surfaces encasing or surrounding an electronic device such as the rear of a laptop computer, smartphone, or tablet computer, or on plates, covers, and/or components that removably engage with such devices..

12/03/15
20150348055 

Architecture and content sharing and distribution


Disclosed are an architecture and related systems, devices, and methods that can be used for content sharing and distribution. For example, a device such as a smartphone includes memory that stores items of content to which access is denied until a respective condition is satisfied.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


12/03/15
20150348003 

Method and system for facilitating customer reactions to proximity mobile payment transactions


A method and system for facilitating customer reactions to service received in proximity mobile payment transactions, such as near field communication payment transactions. In the method and system, when a customer smartphone is brought into proximity with a merchant point of sale terminal to conduct a proximity mobile payment transaction, an identifier of the merchant, an identifier of a service worker representing the merchant, or both, are downloaded from the terminal to the smartphone and stored in a transaction record.

12/03/15
20150348000 

Financial-transaction notifications


To facilitate conducting a financial transaction via wireless communication between a portable electronic device (such as a smartphone) and another electronic device (such as a point-of-sale terminal), the portable electronic device may, after a final command is received from the other electronic device, determine a unique transaction identifier for the financial transaction. In particular, the final command may be specific to a payment applet, stored in a secure element in the portable electronic device, which conducts the financial transaction.
Apple Inc.


12/03/15
20150347930 

Mobile application data identification method and apparatus


Applicant's smartphone application provides ticket-holding patrons an alternative, digital means of verifying personal identification at entry to a venue or event. The smartphone application periodically generates a unique qr code (barcode) that contains a unique identifier (i.e., mobile device id) which prompts the venue/event entry system to recognize the patron.
Flash Seats, Llc


12/03/15
20150346175 

Process for determining a carbon credit surplus or deficit


In 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. The gas analyzer includes a logic processor to interpret the measured data and a memory device to store the measured data.

12/03/15
20150346093 

On-board diesel emissions diagnostic and monitoring system


In an apparatus and system for monitoring and communicating emissions data for a diesel engine, an exhaust gas analyzer uses laser light passed through a diffuser to measure the quantity of trace gases and particulates in an exhaust gas outlet from a diesel engine. The analysis chamber possesses superhydrophobic, superhydrophilic, and/or superoleophobic properties to reduce voc-occlusion of the transparent chamber walls.

12/03/15
20150345950 

Non-interferometric optical gyroscope based on polarization sensing


This patent document relates to optical devices and optical sensing techniques including optical gyroscopes and optically sensing rotation. Sensing of rotation can be used in a wide range of applications, including, e.g., navigation, motion sensing, motion control including object stability control, game console controllers, hand-held devices such as smartphones.

12/03/15
20150345816 

Programmable thermostat for a room


A programmable room thermostat adjusts heating and cooling distribution based on one or more pre-selected temperatures, also controls appliances such as entertainment systems and lights, and may be powered by replaceable batteries or household current. The room thermostat monitors the air temperature in the room, which is defined as a zone, and determines whether heating or cooling is needed.

11/26/15
20150341890 

Audiolocation method and system combining use of audio fingerprinting and audio watermarking


An audio-based navigation system for determining a present location or position of a mobile device such as a smartphone within a venue. The system includes a sound system with a first speaker playing first audio content and a second speaker playing second audio content.
Disney Enterprises, Inc.


11/26/15
20150341697 

Marketing methods employing interactive media services


Marketing methods employing interactive media services. A smart television application or mobile application is provided which employs internet search infrastructure, including image recognition software to capture, analyze, and recognize an image on the screen of a smart tv, then search the internet for text containing the title of the image, or images which share all or parts of the title of the image.

11/26/15
20150341336 

System for authorization of access


A method and device for communication and control of access including an access point containing a screen and camera whereby a visitor who is not preauthorized desires to communicate with a remote entity and uses a smartphone, holding it in line of sight of the camera, which smartphone contains indicia that is transmitted by the camera to the remote entity to obtain access.. .



Smartphone topics: Smartphone, Computing Device, Touch Screen, Obstruction, Interactive, Base Station, Communications, Tablet Computer, Mobile Computing, Mobile Computing Device, Computer System, Electronic Device, User Experience, Sole Insert

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