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Date/App# patent app List of recent Smartphone-related patents
08/18/16
20160241999 
 Cross-platform automated perimeter access control system and method adopting selective adapter patent thumbnailCross-platform automated perimeter access control system and method adopting selective adapter
Integrated cross-platform perimeter access control system with a rfid-to-bluetooth selective adapter configured with a rfid lock, a wireless communication conversion unit configured for operating under a first wireless communication platform and a second wireless communication platform, and a smartphone is disclosed. Rfid-to-bluetooth selective adapter is installed above sensor area of rfid lock to facilitate rfid lock to interrogate the rfid-to-bluetooth selective adapter.
Polaris Tech Global Limited


08/18/16
20160241972 
 Modifications for hearing deficiencies patent thumbnailModifications for hearing deficiencies
This invention relates to a hearing assistance that corrects hearing deficiency of individuals and thus serves to provide a realistic hearing capability/experience to those suffering from hearing loss. The modification of the frequency response of earbuds is the method of modification discussed here.

08/18/16
20160241912 
 System,  for providing a mobile application across smartphone platforms to enable consumer connectivity and control of media patent thumbnailSystem, for providing a mobile application across smartphone platforms to enable consumer connectivity and control of media
A system, method and device for providing a mobile application across smart phone platforms to enable consumer connectivity and control of media. The viewing experience of the individual is improved by the added control and the advertising experience is enhanced by ensuring advertisements are relevant and actionable.
Cox Communications, Inc.


08/18/16
20160241777 
 Method and system for implementing a user interface for capturing videos and photos on cameras with a touch screen patent thumbnailMethod and system for implementing a user interface for capturing videos and photos on cameras with a touch screen
A method and a system for implementing a user interface for capturing videos and photos on cameras with a touch screen are provided herein. The method may include: presenting on a touch screen a capturing control button; responsive to a tap of the capturing control button, instructing a capturing device to capture a still image; responsive to a continuous touch of the capturing control button, instructing the capturing device to capture a video footage throughout the continuous touch; and responsive to a displacement movement applied to the capturing control button, instructing the capturing device to capture a video footage until a reverse displacement movement is applied to the capturing control button.
Magisto Ltd.


08/18/16
20160241706 
 Automatically modifying a do not disturb function in response to device motion patent thumbnailAutomatically modifying a do not disturb function in response to device motion
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. When one or more alarms on the device are temporarily disabled or ignored, they may be automatically restored when sensor data indicates a change in the user's activity.
Apple Inc.


08/18/16
20160241672 
 System for bridging, managing, and presenting smartphone and other data files with telephony interactions patent thumbnailSystem for bridging, managing, and presenting smartphone and other data files with telephony interactions
A system for interfacing with mobile carrier networks, mobile application-equipped devices, social media networks, and individual and enterprise user's databases, contacts, pictures, videos, and text is disclosed. A data link is connected to a mobile carrier network to receive user application and other data.

08/18/16
20160241660 
 Sensors and systems for iot and ifttt applications and related methods patent thumbnailSensors and systems for iot and ifttt applications and related methods
Devices are equipped with ble modules that can scan, advertise, or both scan and advertise to form smart devices with beaconing capabilities. A cloud server can act as a bridge to allow a first user to remotely communicate with a second user based on the beacon generated by the smart devices.

08/18/16
20160241559 
 Method and system for credential management patent thumbnailMethod and system for credential management
A security system comprises an access control node broadcasting a beacon including a time stamp and user devices generating replies to the beacon that are based on credential information for the user of the user device and the time stamp. The system relies on the users' wireless-capable mobile computing devices such as smartphones, tablets, or wireless fobs.
Sensormatic Electronics, Llc


08/18/16
20160241289 
 Holder for a mobile telecommunications terminal patent thumbnailHolder for a mobile telecommunications terminal
A holder for a mobile telecommunications terminal, in particular a smartphone, has a receptacle for the terminal. The holder has a first locking mechanism by which the smartphone can be locked in the receptacle.

08/18/16
20160240918 
 Antenna bandwidth expander patent thumbnailAntenna bandwidth expander
Disclosed is an antenna bandwidth expander capable of improving transmission/reception performance of a wireless communication device by expanding a bandwidth of an antenna in which broadband frequency characteristics including various communication bands are necessary like an lte smartphone. The antenna bandwidth expander may improve the transmission and reception performance of a terminal by easily and conveniently expanding a bandwidth of an antenna in first and second resonant frequency bands..
Joinset Co., Ltd.


08/18/16
20160240043 

System and remotely controlling an electronic gaming device from a mobile device


A system and method for controlling an electronic gaming machine (“egm”) from a mobile device during a remote access play session. The egm is switched between a local access mode in which the inputs on the egm are active and a remote access mode in which the inputs on the egm are de-activated and a player interfaces the egm using a mobile device such as a smartphone or a tablet computer.
Novomatic Ag


08/18/16
20160240010 

Augmented reality virtual content platform apparatuses, methods and systems


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


08/18/16
20160239930 

Immigrationanytime is an app in which a client may prepare legal petitions, namely immigration applications, via a computer interface such as a smart phone or tablet. it is a system that collects,validates data, and transfers them into all the necessary legal forms. the system is designed to perform these functions using an interface that is intuitive and designed to be secure and available at all times from the users smartphone or tablet without needing internet or cellular connection


Immigrationanytime is an app in which a client may prepare legal petitions, namely immigration applications, via a computer interface such as a smart phone or tablet. It is a system that collects, validates data, and transfers them into all the necessary legal forms.

08/18/16
20160239922 

System and real-time imaging and analysis of real-world objects


A system that determines the extent of damage on structures such as vehicle body panels. The system utilizes common computing devices such as a smartphone or tablet.

08/18/16
20160239733 

Misplaced or forgotten article recovery process


A misplaced article recovery system utilizing an application operating on a computing device, such as a point of sale system, a smartphone, a tablet, and the like. A unique article registration identifier (numeric or alphanumeric) is associated with a registrant.

08/18/16
20160239680 

Virtualization input component


One or more systems and/or methods for storing personal information within a first device and/or for providing personal information from the first device to the second device are provided. The first device (e.g., a smartphone) may identify a user interface (e.g., a movie streaming website) populated with user specified data (e.g., a password).
Yahoo!, Inc.


08/18/16
20160239609 

Optimized visibility for sleep sessions over time


A sleep application running on a computing platform such as a server utilizes sleep data from a remote system that monitors a user's sleep behaviors and transforms the data to populate graphs of sleep sessions over various calendar periods (e.g., by week, by month) and render them on a user interface (ui) that is exposed to remote devices such as personal computers (pcs), tablets, multimedia consoles, and smartphones over a network. The sleep sessions are optimized for visibility on the remote devices by dynamically adjusting the range of the time axis of a graph so that a maximum number of sleep sessions over a calendar period may be graphed continuously over the range without breaks (which can impair visibility and reduce comprehension)..
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


08/18/16
20160239457 

Ephemeral peripheral device


An ephemeral system includes an ephemeral communications device and associated ephemeral memory system (onboard or peripheral) for securing user data. Different secure operating modes are provided for customizing user security requirements across end-to-end communications links, including in exchanges of electronic data between smartphone devices..
Jonker Llc


08/18/16
20160239001 

Indoor automation and control method and system thereof using rfid-to-bluetooth selective adapter


Short-range and long-range operating methods for hospitality accommodation automation and control using app, webpage, smartphone, rfid-to-bluetooth selective adapter, relay controller together with rfid door lock is disclosed, where unlocking rfid door lock requires just pressing a button, various power outlets, lighting levels, hvac settings, and tv settings can be controlled by smartphone. A gateway device with internet connectivity allows remote unlock or lock of doorlock, sending notifications of door unlock events back to a cloud server, and remotely control electrical or electronic devices under short-range or long-range modes.
Polaris Tech Global Limited


08/18/16
20160238996 

Analog type watch and time set method


An interaction method between a graphic tactile device such as a smartphone and a timepiece having at least two analog-type physical pointers is disclosed. Each of the pointers is controlled independently by a stepper motor and referenced relative to a ref-position.
Withings


08/18/16
20160238692 

Accurate geographic tracking of mobile devices


A tracking system is described having at least two mobile transmitter/receivers (“transceivers”) which sense and respond to at least one tracking transceiver. The signals sent to and received from the mobile transceivers are analyzed to get a distance (range) that each is from the tracking transceiver.
Position Imaging, Inc.


08/18/16
20160238673 

High sensitive micro sized magnetometer


The magnetometers possess detector part with a magnetic wire sensitive to magnetic field consisting of a domain structure of the surface domain with circular spin alignment and core domain with longitudinal spin alignment and micro coil surrounding its magnetic wire to pick up the change of longitudinal magnetizing caused by spin rotation in surface domain with circular spin alignment called as gsr effect excited by pulse with frequency of 0.5 ghz to 4 ghz. Peak coil voltage is detected by a circuit characterized with pulse generator, gsr element, buffer circuit, sample holding circuit, amplifier circuit and means to invert it to external magnetic field.
Magnedesign Corporation


08/18/16
20160238402 

Navigation user interface


The present disclosure relates to techniques for managing navigation alerts. The disclosure generally describes an exemplary technique whereby a first device, such as a smartphone, coordinates the timing or sequence of alerts for a navigation instruction on the first device and on a second device, such as a smartwatch.
Apple Inc.


08/18/16
20160238352 

Target system transmitting feedback to shooter


An active target has a target face that is backlit by leds, where a detection layer behind the target face detects a new projectile hole in the target, such as from a gun or an arrow. The detection layer may be formed of one or more resistive layers, and the detected increase in resistance due to a new projectile hole being created is sensed and correlated to an xy position of the hole.
Nthdegree Technologies Worldwide Inc.


08/18/16
20160236102 

Computerized yo-yo


There described a computerized yo-yo toy that uses an acceleration measuring device, a computation and control device, a communication device and entertaining devices to enhance the entertaining experience of playing with the computerized yo-yo toy. The acceleration measuring device measures the acceleration values of the computerized yo-yo toy.

08/18/16
20160236096 

Wellness system for interacting with a user


A wellness system for interacting with a user is provided where a virtual pet is provided as part of a smartphone application. The virtual pet is used to engage the user to perform activities such as drink water, eat, sleep and get exercise.

08/11/16
20160234689 

Systems and methods for automatic device detection, device management, and remote assistance


In some embodiments, a network regulator device protects a local network of client systems (e.g. Internet-of-things devices such as smartphones, home appliances, wearables, etc.) against computer security threats.
Bitdefender Ipr Management Ltd.


08/11/16
20160234342 

Enterprise data processing architecture with distributed intelligence


The architecture design and functional operation of an enterprise data processing system with distributed intelligence capable of monitoring sensor networked systems and processing large sets of data as required by the application is disclosed in this invention. The system is based on smart sensor/actuator nodes, local processing units, a server, and clients.

08/11/16
20160234295 

Correlation of actionable events to an actionable instruction


Aspects as described herein are directed to providing an enhanced user experience for consuming content on a computing device. Secondary computing devices, such as handheld smartphones and tablet-style computers, may be identified by a primary computing device, such as a set-top box.
Comcast Cable Communications, Llc


08/11/16
20160234231 

Systems and methods for securing network endpoints


In some embodiments, a network regulator device protects a local network of client systems (e.g. Internet-of-things devices such as smartphones, home appliances, wearables, etc.) against computer security threats.
Bitdefender Ipr Management Ltd.


08/11/16
20160233701 

Multiple smartphones charging station


The multiple smartphones charging station includes a planar plate having a front face and a rear face. A mounting bracket is disposed on the upper portion of the rear face of the planar plate, and a charger compartment is disposed on the lower portion of the rear face.

08/11/16
20160232898 

Context-based smartphone sensor logic


Methods employ sensors in portable devices (e.g., smartphones) both to sense content information (e.g., audio and imagery) and context information. Device processing is desirably dependent on both.
Digimarc Corporation


08/11/16
20160232890 

Voice control method and computer program product for performing the method


A voice control method and a computer program product, in particular for controlling a personal computer, a smartphone, an onboard computer of a vehicle, or other devices, wherein it is determined whether a control request can be determined from spoken language that is recorded by means of a recording apparatus and processed by a voice detection apparatus, wherein a voice control apparatus is operated by software, which can be changed by at least one piece of expansion software, which is provided for downloading from a server. The voice control apparatus includes an apparatus for changing the software, which, provided that it has been established that the voice control apparatus is not set up to determine and process the control request, checks if the voice control apparatus can be set up to determine and to process the control request by means of the at least one piece of expansion software..
Semovox Gmbh


08/11/16
20160232401 

Systems and methods for performing fingerprint based user authentication using imagery captured using mobile devices


Technologies are presented herein in support of a system and method for performing fingerprint recognition. Embodiments of the present invention concern a system and method for capturing a user's biometric features and generating an identifier characterizing the user's biometric features using a mobile device such as a smartphone.
Hoyos Labs Ip Ltd.


08/11/16
20160231309 

Breath acetone measurement system with portable base unit that communicates with mobile application


A portable system is provided for measuring a ketone, such as an acetone, in the breath or other bodily fluid of a user. The system includes a portable measurement device that analyzes fluid samples and generates corresponding ketone measurements.
Invoy Technologies, Llc


08/04/16
20160227181 

User feedback for real-time checking and improving quality of scanned image


A smartphone may be freely moved in three dimensions as it captures a stream of images of an object. Multiple image frames may be captured in different orientations and distances from the object and combined into a composite image representing an image of the object.
Dacuda Ag


08/04/16
20160226813 

Smartphone indicator for conversation nonproductivity


A method to send an alert for nonproductivity associated with a conversation is provided. The method may include recording a plurality of communication outputs of at least two users engaged in a remote message exchange or a remote conversation.
International Business Machines Corporation


08/04/16
20160224695 

System, application, and telecommunications field engineering via smartphone, tablet, or other mobile interface


The present invention includes a system and method for telecommunications field engineering and includes a mobile software application which assists the user in processing telecommunications installation tasks. The present invention will allow the user to receive assigned tasks, complete those tasks using tools within the application, and to store and/or transmit the results of those tasks..

08/04/16
20160224684 

Application software for a browser with enhanced efficiency


The disclosed subject matter relates to a computer-implemented method for efficiently viewing documents. The method includes entering and saving keywords and user control parameters corresponding to the keywords, and searching the document for the keyword to find a located keyword.
Big Fish Design, Llc


08/04/16
20160224536 

Systems, methods and articles for a web-based spreadsheet application


Methods, systems and articles of manufacture for creating an electronic spreadsheet using a web-based spreadsheet application. A web-server hosting a web-based spreadsheet website comprises one or more computer(s) having at least one computer processor, memory, data storage and a network communication device (e.g.
Intuit Inc.


08/04/16
20160224321 

Automated software application generation and deployment


The disclosure includes systems and methods for automated software generation and deployment, which can include automatically generating, without human interaction, an application based on one or more structured data source, which can include a table, spreadsheet, database, or the like. Applications can be generated for smartphones or other suitable devices.
Solvebot, Inc.


08/04/16
20160224199 

Providing subpages in a touch panel user interface


Disclosed are an apparatus and method of retrieving subpages from memory and rendering the subpages for display on a user display device, such as a smartphone or other display with limited viewing area. The method may also include identifying each of the subpages as being part of a sequence of subpages and displaying a first portion of the subpages on the display and storing a remaining portion of the subpages in the memory as rendered and ready for display..
Amx Llc


08/04/16
20160223340 

Last-mile navigation using smartphones


Although gps has become a standard component of smartphones, providing accurate navigation during the last portion of a trip remains an important but unsolved problem. Despite extensive research on localization, the limited resolution of a map imposes restrictions on the navigation engine in both indoor and outdoor environments.
The Regents Of The University Of Michigan


08/04/16
20160221627 

Bicycle system


The field of the invention relates to bicycle systems, especially to bicycle systems adapted for use with smartphones, to smartphones configured for use with bicycle systems, and to methods and to computer software for use with such bicycle systems or smartphones, and to servers configured to communicate with such bicycle systems or smartphones. According to a first aspect of the invention, there is provided a bicycle system including a bicycle, the bicycle system including a processor integral to the bicycle, the bicycle system further including a battery integral to the bicycle, wherein the processor is powerable by the battery, the bicycle system including a smartphone holder configurable to receive a smartphone and to connect the smartphone to the processor, wherein in use the smartphone holder is attachable to, and detachable from, the smartphone.
Product Development Technologies Llc


08/04/16
20160220174 

Body-sensing tank top with biofeedback system for patients with scoliosis


A garment, in a form of tank top, for monitoring patient-related signals of a patient having scoliosis and thereby enabling the patient to obtain a personalized biofeedback is provided. The garment are integrated with plural sensors, a sensor interface and a smart control unit (scu), allowing the patient-related signals to be non-intrusively measured by the sensors while maintaining comfort to the patient when the patient wears the garment.
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


08/04/16
20160220064 

Food preparation control system


Systems, methods, and articles to provide customized control of a cooking appliance. A user provides a selection of one or more ending characteristics for a food product.
Chefsteps, Inc.


08/04/16
20160219999 

Protective case with embedded elastic cushion plates


The present invention is to provide a protective case embedded with elastic cushion plates and applicable to a portable electronic device (e.g., a smartphone, tablet pc, or e-book reader), which includes a case body made of a first elastic material (e.g., thermoplastic polyurethane) and having four sidewalls and four curved walls each connecting two adjacent sidewalls to jointly form a receiving space, and four elastic cushion plates made of a second elastic material (e.g., silicone) whose hardness is less than that of the first elastic material. Each curved wall is embedded with the elastic cushion plate.

07/28/16
20160219324 

Smartphone television


A smartphone television includes a display. The display is connected with a television mobile audio and video communication device.
Coremate Technical Co., Ltd.


07/28/16
20160219141 

Method and system for generic and secure troubleshooting of appliances using wireless and mobile network


An appliance which includes a bluetooth® module which is used to communicate with an appliance app on a smartphone. The appliance app connects with the appliance and with the appliance manufacturer to provide a connection path from the appliance to the manufacturer's diagnosis computer system.
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.


07/28/16
20160217828 

Method and system for automatic generation of an animated message from one or more images


A method and a system for automatically generating a video clip from one or more still images are provided herein. The method includes: obtaining one or more images containing at least one object over a background; detecting at least one object in the one or more images; deriving one or more relationships between at least two of: the background, the at least one object, or a portion thereof; determining, based on the derived one or more relationships, a spatio-temporal arrangement of at least two of: at least one portion of said one or more images, the at least one detected object, or a portion thereof; and producing a clip based on the determined spatio-temporal arrangement.
Magisto Ltd.


07/28/16
20160217465 

Client-side security for tokenized transactions


A program product and device for processing transactions within a token transfer device, such as a smartphone or other portable electronic device. The method includes storing a transaction token having a specified transaction resource value and an associated validation parameter in the memory of the token transfer device.
International Business Machines Corporation


07/28/16
20160217462 

Resource account application management


A method for processing a resource account transaction within a wireless electronic device, such as a smartphone or other portable electronic device. During or at the initiation of a resource transaction with a near-field transaction terminal, the device receives from the terminal via a first communication interface, a resource account system id.
International Business Machines Corporation


07/28/16
20160217458 

Client-side security for tokenized transactions


A method for processing transactions within a token transfer device, such as a smartphone or other portable electronic device. The method includes storing a transaction token having a specified transaction resource value and an associated validation parameter in the memory of the token transfer device.
International Business Machines Corporation


07/28/16
20160217456 

Resource account application management


A program product and device for processing a resource account transaction within a wireless electronic device, such as a smartphone or other portable electronic device. During or at the initiation of a resource transaction with a near-field transaction terminal, the device receives from the terminal via a first communication interface, a resource account system id.
International Business Machines Corporation


07/28/16
20160217421 

Remote management techniques


Remote management techniques which allow existing workflows to remain intact and manager responses to workflow tasks to be completed on or off-site using a mobile communication device, such as a smartphone or tablet. An example remote management method includes receiving a workflow task from a local management system by a workflow management system, sending a message by the workflow management system to a mobile communication device carried by a manager requesting that the manager respond to the workflow task, receiving a manager response from the mobile communication device by the workflow management system, and providing the manager response to the local management system by the workflow management system..
Ncr Corporation


07/28/16
20160217273 

Medication notification system


A medication notification system comprising an electronic device comprising at least one locus onto which a medical container, which comprises a radio frequency (rf) component comprising medication data, is placed. In certain embodiments, the medication notification is displayed on a remote electronic device, such as a smartphone or tablet, which wirelessly connects to the electronic device..

07/28/16
20160217272 

Method for providing a medication notification to a patient


A method for providing a patient with a medication notification through the use of an electronic device comprising at least one locus onto which a medical container, which comprises a radio frequency (rf) component comprising medication data, is placed. In certain embodiments, the medication notification is displayed on a remote electronic device, such as a smartphone or tablet, which wirelessly connects to the electronic device..

07/28/16
20160216867 

Method for launching applications of handheld computer through personal computer


A method for launching software applications of a smartphone through a personal computer connected thereto is disclosed. The method includes the steps of: a) operatably connecting the handheld computer to the personal computer; b) the personal computer acquiring information of used times of applications of the handheld computer; c) converting tops of the most frequently used applications into items in a subwindow of the personal computer; and d) launching one of the applications by clicking an item in the subwindow, wherein the clicked item corresponds to the launched application..
I/o Interconnect, Ltd.


07/28/16
20160216861 

Method for changing touch control function for smartphone and touchscreen computer


The invention provides a method for changing a touch control function when a smartphone is connected to a computer with a touchscreen. The method includes the steps: a) operationally connecting the desktop computer to the handheld touchscreen computer to project a screen picture of the handheld touchscreen computer on the touchscreen, wherein the screen picture contains a first item, and a second item corresponding to the first item is shown on the touchscreen; b) pressing and holding the second item for more than one second; c) sending a touch event about the operation to the second item from the desktop computer to the handheld touchscreen computer; and d) performing a pressing-and-holding operation to the first item by the handheld touchscreen computer according to the touch event..
I/o Interconnect Inc.


07/28/16
20160216829 

Method for making external input devices to function as touch control to handheld computer


A method for making input devices connected to a smartphone to function as touch control to the smartphone is disclosed. The method includes the steps of: a) operatably connecting the handheld computer to a personal computer with an input device; b) presenting the input device to be a virtual touch sensitive device to the handheld computer when the input device is a non-touch sensitive device; c) converting a first touch event of the input device into a second touch event compatible to the handheld computer when the input device is a touch sensitive device and is being touched; and d) sending the second touch event to the handheld computer..
I/o Interconnect, Ltd.


07/28/16
20160216774 

Method for generating a cursor on an external monitor connected to a handheld computer


A method for generating operable cursor on a monitor connected to a smartphone is disclosed. The method includes the steps of: a) providing a cursor generator which receives a source video signal, outputs a generated video signal, and is also capable of connecting a mouse; b) operationally connecting the cursor generator between the monitor and the smartphone to receive the source video signal from the smartphone; c) generating a cursor into the source video signal; and d) outputting the generated video signal with the cursor to the monitor and sending a positional signal of the cursor to the smartphone..
I/o Interconnect Inc.


07/28/16
20160216703 

Configuration user interface for a home automation system


In one embodiment, a configuration application executing on a tablet computer or smartphone presents a configuration user interface on a touch screen for configuring a home automation system of a structure. A plurality of components of the home automation system that have wireless capabilities are detected.
Savant Systems, Llc


07/28/16
20160216700 

Methods for controlling appliances using scripted switches and buttons


A method and system allowing for the use of traditional buttons and switches to operate sophisticated features of smart appliances when a smartphone, a tablet, or a computer is not available is provided. Wall switches with existing wiring in a building or buttons on appliances can be used when a smartphone or other remote controlling devices are not available.

07/21/16
20160212482 

Client-side video transcoding and processing


A client-side video transcoding and processing method for transcoding and processing of video or audio files on end-user client devices, such as desktop computers, laptops, tablet computers, smartphones, wearable devices, or any other end user computing device that can access a network such as the internet and is equipped with a standard user agent software, such as a world wide web browser. The client-side video transcoding and processing generally includes an end user computing device 10, such as a workstation, personal computer, laptop, desktop computer, tablet computer, smartphone, wearable computing device or another suitable computing device, a server computer 20 that is connected to the end user computing device 10 through a network, such as the internet, a user agent 30, which is a standard software platform such as a world wide web browser that is installed on the end user computing device 10, a user interface software component 40, which is part of the video transcoding or processing application and runs within the user agent 30 and a video conversion software component 50, which is part of the video transcoding or processing application and runs within the user agent 30..

07/21/16
20160210982 

Method and apparatus to enhance speech understanding


A personal mobile communications device, such as a smartphone, which increases the intelligibility of the speaker, is described. The speaker reads a specified text into the personal mobile communications device.
Social Microphone, Inc.


07/21/16
20160210753 

Handheld portable optical scanner and using


A system and methods 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.
Dotproduct Llc


07/21/16
20160210489 

System and providing information to and/or obtaining information from a component of an electrical distribution system


An electrical distribution system wherein information is communicated to and/or from an electrical component of the electrical distribution system using near-field communications. The information may be communicated to and/or from the electrical component using an electronic device such as a dedicated near-field device, a smartphone or a configuration card device.
Eaton Corporation


07/21/16
20160210363 

Contextual search using natural language


A context aware digital assistant supported on devices such as smartphones, tablet computers, wearable computing devices, personal computers (pcs), game consoles, and the like is configured with a natural language interface that enables a user to launch searches for content using contextual references such as time, date, event, location, schedule, activity, contacts, or device. The user can thus use natural language to express the context that is applicable to the sought-after content rather than having to formulate a query that uses a specific syntax.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


07/21/16
20160210006 

Remote support service with smart whiteboard


Mobile devices, such as a smartphone, tablet or wearable, are leveraged to facilitate remote support between a user of the device, and a remote technician. In this approach, the mobile device is used as a tool on behalf of the remote technician.
Logmeln, Inc.


07/21/16
20160209727 

System and taking high resolution photographs and videos using a mobile device mount with illumination


The present invention relates to taking photographs with a handheld device, and more particularly to hardware for enabling capturing, high resolution, well lighted photographs, document scans and videos, with efficient power usage, of two dimensional and three dimensional objects. The present invention relates to an ergonomic, handheld, mobile mount device with battery powered illumination to enable users to take stable, well-lit videos still photos and document scans when combined with mobile device such as a smartphone, tablet, phablet, handheld video game system, video camera, still camera, and other mobile devices.
Jigsaw Informatics, Inc.


07/21/16
20160209658 

Head mounted device (hmd) system having interface with mobile computing device for rendering virtual reality content


Systems, methods and computer readable media are provided for rendering virtual reality content. One example system includes a housing to be attached to a head of a user using a strap that connects to the housing.
Sony Computer Entertainment America Llc


07/14/16
20160205513 

System and locating an individual indoors by a combination of wireless positioning sensors


An indoor map is generated using a combination of signaling of a wireless router, and combining them with indoor location specific user walk-path data. The positioning data is sent to a network operator.

07/14/16
20160205429 

Media reservation system and methods


Flat panel displays (e.g., smart tvs) can wirelessly broadcast their identity for discovery to users of handheld devices (e.g., smartphones) interested selecting media data programming for display on a flat panel display selected from a plurality of flat panel displays. Data can include video, text, audio, and identifying information needed to access related data from a remote server.

07/14/16
20160205267 

Intelligent ringer in smartphones


Various systems and methods for an intelligent ringer in smartphones are described herein. A system for implementing intelligent notifications includes a communication module to receive at a compute device, an indication of an incoming communication, a notification module to present from the compute device, a notification of the incoming communication, an audio processing module to determine whether a change in ambient noise occurs around the compute device while the notification is being presented, and a rules module to reference a rules engine to determine an action based on whether the change in ambient noise occurs, where the notification module is to present the notification in accordance with the action..
Intel Corporation


07/14/16
20160205096 

System and authorizing access to access-controlled environments


Systems and methods are provided for authorizing a user to access an access-controlled environment. The system includes a system server platform that communicates with fixed pc's, servers and mobile devices (e.g., smartphones) operated by users.
Hoyos Labs Ip Ltd.


07/14/16
20160204550 

Cable connector retention support system


A cable connector retention fastener is provided which prevents accidental disengagement of an accessory device, such as a speaker mic connector, from a device, such as a smartphone or walkie-talkie. An elongated fastening strap includes multiple loop portions on a front side, and has a flat, smooth surface on its back side.

07/14/16
20160203415 

User interaction pattern extraction for device personalization


A context-aware personalization system operable with a device such as a smartphone, tablet, personal computer (pc), game console, etc. Extracts user interaction patterns from a graph, which is generated using telemetry data points, of a device user's behaviors and interactions.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


07/14/16
20160203352 

Using scanable codes to obtain a service


Disclosed are methods, systems and computer program products for surveying a user using a scanable information encoded graphic image, such as a bar code or a quick response (qr) code, near field communication (nfc) code/tag, radio frequency identification (rfid) code/tag. In one embodiment, a mobile communication device such as a smartphone, tablet computer or other mobile computer is adapted to include a scan client module for scanning and communicating scan-triggered service code in-formation to a scan-triggered application server.
Flashback Survey, Inc.


07/14/16
20160203320 

Privacy protection for mobile devices


Described systems and methods allow a mobile device, such as a smartphone or a tablet computer, to protect a user of the respective device from fraud and/or loss of privacy. In some embodiments, the mobile device receives from a server a risk indicator indicative of whether executing a target application causes a privacy risk.
Bitdefender Ipr Management Ltd.


07/14/16
20160202455 

Optical zoom lens with two liquid lenses


Optical zoom system (1) for imaging an object plane (100) onto an imaging plane (200), e.g. For a smartphone camera, and comprising two liquid lenses (10, 20) followed by a fixed correction lens (30, 50, 60), the liquids having an abbe number greater than 60..
Knowles Gmbh


07/14/16
20160202057 

System and displaying surf information to a user


This disclosure relates to a system configured to display current surf information to a user on a device worn by the user, track physical surfing activity of the user across multiple surf sessions, and/or alert the user when current surf conditions match previously highly rated surf conditions and/or any user selected criteria based on surf/weather forecast data. The system may comprise a first device (a watch) worn by the user, a second device (the user's smartphone) associated with the user but physically separate and unconnected from the first device, external resources, and/or other components..
Nixon, Inc.


07/14/16
20160199593 

Controlling a medication nebulizer through a smartphone


Systems and methods for delivering medicament using a nebulizer to a subject are controlled and/or powered by a computing device such as a smartphone. Connections may use a usb port, docking connector, and/or headphone jack..
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


07/07/16
20160198454 

Systems and methods for ad hoc cellular communications


Systems and methods for enabling communications between individuals based on the roles of the individuals and establishing that role by the behavior of the individual. Generally, a smartphone application gathers information regarding its users to determine the users' roles.

07/07/16
20160197889 

Device and system for facilitating communication and networking within a secure mobile environment


The present invention relates generally to facilitating secure voice and data communication by way of a commercially available communication device (i.e., smartphone/smartdevice). Specifically, the device and system for pairing a specialized cryptographic device with a non-specialized communication device, wherein the two devices engage in bidirectional communication to facilitate encryption of voice and data for secure transmission over a network.
Apriva, Llc


07/07/16
20160197638 

Protective implement for electronic devices


A protective implement for portable electronic devices such as, but not limited to, smartphones, tablets and laptops includes a set of self-holding protective members that fit tightly on the corners of an electronic device without the need for tools or adhesives. Each protective member fits onto a respective corner of the electronic device and includes a shell formed of a generally rigid material (e.g., plastic, polycarbonate, abs, silicon, metals, or wood) and an inner shock absorbing material such as, but not limited to, a rubber-like material that frictionally engages the top and bottom of the electronic device at the corner.

07/07/16
20160196739 

Wireless thermometer communicating with cooktop for closed loop element control


Methods, devices and systems are provided that enable closed loop control of a cooking appliance. A remote device is configured to receive cooking environment data related such as cooking temperature and to transmit that data to a smart device such as a smartphone.
General Electric Company


07/07/16
20160196048 

Automatic home screen determination based on display device


A mobile computing device, such as a smartphone or tablet device, can be coupled to any one or more of multiple display devices at any given time. The mobile computing device allows the home screen displayed on the display devices to be dynamic, changing based on which display device the mobile computing device is coupled to.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


07/07/16
20160195569 

Smartphone motion classifier


Disclosed is an apparatus and method for classifying a motion state of a mobile device comprising: determining a first motion state associated with a highest probability value and with a first confidence level greater than a first threshold; entering the first motion state; while the first motion state is active, determining a second motion state associated with a highest probability value and with a second confidence level greater than the first threshold, the second motion state being different from the first motion state; determining whether the second motion state is to be entered; and in response to determining that the second motion state is to be entered, entering the second motion state.. .
Qualcomm Incorporated


06/30/16
20160192322 

Selectively notifying users of incoming messages on a secondary electronic device


The present disclosure involves selectively and intelligently notifying a user of electronic messages via a secondary electronic device communicatively coupled to a primary electronic device. The secondary electronic device may be a wearable electronic device or an automobile, and the primary electronic device may be a smartphone or a tablet.

06/30/16
20160192193 

Security setting and release method in smartphone using wearable device


Disclosed is a security method in a smartphone using a wearable device and, more particularly, a method for maintaining security of a smartphone in an unlocked state or during use of the smartphone using a smartwatch. The security method in a smartphone using a wearable device includes providing a security application installed in the smartphone with device access authority from an operating system of the smartphone, requesting that the security application installed in the smartphone commences a service, checking a wearable device registered in the smartphone, transmitting a request for a connection verification value from the smartphone to the wearable device, receiving the connection verification value transmitted from the wearable device to the smartphone, displaying a lock screen on the smartphone, receiving an unlock input to the smartphone, receiving a return value corresponding to the unlock input transmitted from the wearable device to the smartphone, and performing an unlock operation..

06/30/16
20160192164 

Wireless personal safety device


A personal protective device is combined with a cellular telephone. Activation of either device causes activation of the other device.

06/30/16
20160192145 

Method of and system for estimating position


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

06/30/16
20160191773 

Distribution of location-based augmented reality captures


Featured is a method for distributing location-based augmented reality captures. The method can include creating an augmented reality capture on a first device, packaging the augmented reality capture, and transmitting the augmented reality capture to a second device via a communications protocol.

06/30/16
20160191772 

Location-based augmented reality capture


Featured is a method for location-based augmented reality capture. The method can include invoking an augmented reality capture mode on a device including a plurality of sensors, recording an augmented reality capture in response to user input, and storing the augmented reality capture.

06/30/16
20160191755 

Holding assembly for a picture taking device


A holding assembly for a picture taking device such as a smartphone or camera, which holding assembly may be hung from various surfaces to position the picture taking device at eye level, the holding assembly including variable length rigid support having first and second ends, which variable length rigid support may be readily locked in various positions of length adjustment, the one end of the variable length rigid support being provided with a griping surface which may act as a handle, a c-shaped hook which extends upwardly from the first end of the variable length rigid support, and a removable ball joint assembly carried by the second end of the variable length rigid support, which ball joint assembly may receive the picture taking device.. .

06/30/16
20160191693 

Systems and methods for providing a wireless router high gain dual polarized antenna


Systems and methods for providing an antenna device for employment with conventional wireless routers and more particularly, wireless routers which perform as what is known as mobile hotspots providing network access to a plurality of wirelessly communication computing devices such as portable computers and smartphones.. .

06/30/16
20160189439 

Tri-system smartphone mobile application for outdoor motor sports


A tri-system mobile smartphone application is provided with three major sub-system components: motor usage/monitoring (gps based), vendor/marketing/location and social media/networking, designed to be used on a smartphone while engaging in outdoor motor sports. The vendor/marketing/location and social media/networking sub-systems are combined with methods for monitoring marine vessel movement in water for the purpose of monitoring mechanical usage, generating usage logs to recommend scheduled maintenance.

06/30/16
20160189391 

Mobile, wearable, automated target tracking system


The mobile, wearable, automated target tracking system is designed to enable an image and/or sound recording device, such as a video camera or directional microphone, to automatically follow a subject (or target) in order to keep that subject within the image frame or sound range that is being recorded. The automated target tracking system makes it possible to capture both the action and subject simultaneously without requiring a cameraman to manually operate the equipment.

06/30/16
20160189381 

Signal detection, recognition and tracking with feature vector transforms


A method for obtaining object surface topology in which image frames of a scene (e.g., video frames from a user passing a smartphone camera over an object) are transformed into dense feature vectors, and feature vectors are correlated to obtain high precision depth maps. Six dimensional pose is determined from the video sequence, and then used to register patches of pixels from the frames.

06/30/16
20160189249 

System and delivering media content and advertisements across connected platforms, including use of companion advertisements


Described herein are techniques for streaming digital media content, such as music, video, or television content. In accordance with an embodiment, the system includes support for delivery of media content and advertisement or other sponsor-directed content across a connected media environment.

06/30/16
20160189232 

System and delivering media content and advertisements across connected platforms, including targeting to different locations and devices


Described herein are techniques for streaming digital media content, such as music, video, or television content. In accordance with an embodiment, the system includes support for delivery of media content and advertisement or other sponsor-directed content across a connected media environment.



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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