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| Energy savings on multihomed mobile devices using a dynamically adjusted inactivity timer|
Energy consumption of cellular interfaces on multihomed mobile devices, such as smartphones, tablets and laptops can be improved by adjusting the inactivity timer of the cellular interface of the mobile devices based on the on/off status of non-cellular interface(s) on the mobile devices. Possible near-future data packets can be transmitted or received on the non-cellular interfaces that co-exist on the mobile devices and thus the inactivity timer of the cellular interface may be dynamically and more efficiently adjusted, based on the on/off status of non-cellular interface(s).
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.
| Audio broadcast recording device|
An audio broadcast recording device records live radio broadcasts. The device is similar in size and shape to a smartphone, with a large visual display occupying most of the front surface, and also provides a set of audio function buttons on its front surface which perform functions of recording, playing, fast forwarding, pausing, and rewinding, applied to radio broadcasts and podcasts.
| Network of tags|
Systems and methods are disclosed for communicating product or service information to a potential purchaser. A product or item describing a service are scanned to obtain both a product or service code and an advertisement promotion code provided by a vendor/retailer or manufacturer of the product or service using a smartphone of a first user.
| Spinal cord stimulator system|
Spinal cord stimulation (scs) system having a recharging system with self-alignment, a system for mapping current fields using a completely wireless system, multiple independent electrode stimulation outsource, and ipg control through software on smartphone/mobile device and tablet hardware during trial and permanent implants. Scs system can include multiple electrodes, multiple, independently programmable, stimulation channels within an implantable pulse generator (ipg) providing concurrent, but unique stimulation fields.
Globus Medical, Inc.
| Smartphone with telemedical device|
The present disclosure discloses a smartphone based telemedical devices incorporating into smartphone medical devices such as stethoscopes, thermometers, ultrasound imaging devices and/or alarm generators for diagnosis or determination of the disease or health status or condition of a user. The present smartphone based telemedical devices can be advantageously and conveniently used to measure and generate and/or remotely transmitting the medical data or information generated by the incorporated medical devices thus allowing an accurate and rapid determination of the status of a user particularly under emergency particularly when there are no regular medical or hospital services are available..
| Telemedical throat examination device|
A throat examination device, suitable for telemedical application, whereby an unskilled examiner may safely perform an examination of a patient's throat and send the results to a remotely located medically qualified personnel. The device may be used with a smartphone having a camera and comprises a viewing port, a positioning device to properly position the camera and a constrained tongue depressor to safely position the patient's tongue..
| Hair salon cape with smartphone pocket|
A hair salon cape with a smartphone pocket provides a transparent large pocket on the front surface, with two apertures for the user's hands. Within the large pocket, one or more transparent small pockets are provided near the aperture on the right.
|Determining indoor location of devices using reference points and sensors|
Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for determining the indoor location of devices such as smartphones and tablet computers using reference points and sensors. According to one aspect disclosed herein, an environment analytics system can retrieve a layout of an environment and determines an absolute reference point for the layout.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.
|Monitoring camera system|
In a monitoring camera system, a master device registers a smartphone and a wireless router therein in advance. If sensor detection information is received from a human sensor, the master device requests a monitoring camera to transmit image/audio data, and sends image/audio data transmitted from the monitoring camera to the smartphone via the wireless router.
Panasonic Intellectual Management Co., Ltd.
|Method and communicating information about networked gaming machines to prospective players|
On a network of electronic gaming machines, data regarding the performance of the machines or the players of the machines is collected and processed to make predictions of future jackpots and recommendations of games to play. The predictions and recommendations are delivered via at least one virtual persona that communicates with players or potential players via displays in a casino or on a web browser, via smartphone.
Patent Investment & Licensing Company
System for tracking a handheld device in virtual reality
A system for tracking a first electronic device, such as a handheld smartphone, in a virtual reality environment generated by a second electronic device, such as a head mounted display may include detection, by a camera included in one of the first electronic device or the second electronic device, of at least one visual marker included on the other of the first electronic device or the second electronic device. Features detected within the field of view corresponding to known features of the visual markers may be used to locate and track movement of the first electronic device relative to the second electronic device, so that movement of the second electronic device may be translated into an interaction in a virtual experience generated by the second electronic device..
Methods and remote collection of sensor data for vehicle trips with high-integrity vehicle identification
The present invention provides methods and apparatus for improved confirmation of the identity of the vehicle whose data are to be captured for any purposes, including usage-based insurance. It can perform this service to improve confidence in certain data captured by stand-alone smartphone applications, as well as for all data captured by stand-alone hardware devices that attach to the vehicle for power but do not electronically confirm vin from the vehicle..
Location-based locking and unlocking of payment accounts
System, method and media for selectively activating and deactivating payment vehicles based on the positions of an authorized user of the account, the payment vehicle, and/or the transactions. The security and budget-control abilities of a consumer are increased by allowing the user to specify geographic regions where payment vehicle will not, or should not, be used.
Hrb Innovations, Inc.
Device, method, and system of differentiating between virtual machine and non-virtualized device
Devices, systems, and methods of detecting user identity, differentiating between users of a computerized service, and detecting a cyber-attacker. An end-user device (a desktop computer, a laptop computer, a smartphone, a tablet, or the like) interacts and communicates with a server of a computerized server (a banking website, an electronic commerce website, or the like).
Smart phone based multi-patient worklist (spwl)
When providing a smart phone based multi-patient worklist (spwl), a smartphone application, or “app,” is provided for nurses or other healthcare providers to plan and coordinate the care of their assigned patients. The spwl includes time-based and patient-based screens that allow a nurse to determine what needs to be done for a particular patient as well as what needs to be done at a particular time or time range for a group of patients.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.
Selfie camera and writing device
A device for capturing “selfie” images is integrated into a writing device. The device includes an extendable (e.g., telescopic) section, such that when refracted the device is useful as a writing instrument (e.g., a pen, stylus, etc.), and when extended, provides a way of capturing selfie images, or other images that benefit from a point of view that is removed from the user beyond the user's reach.
Motion-correlation control system to control communication of a wearable device
An apparatus and method for communicating between a first device and second device, where each device includes a motion sensor. Communication functions are triggered by comparing motion data derived from each device.
Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
Miniature electronic customizable room building toy components
An electronic building toy component having a main body having opposing top and bottom surfaces and a thickness and having wiring between the top and bottom surfaces and having a connecting feature at a peripheral edge of the main body. The connecting feature, such as a plug or receptacle that is compatible with other electronic building toy components, allows the electronic building toy component to be electrically coupled with other electronic building toy components, such as batteries, bluetooth enabled hubs, lights, buzzers, motors, sensors, and other electrical connecting building components.
Method for implementing a computer game
A method, implemented as computer code being executed by one or more processors, in which computer game graphics for a casual, social game are shown on a display of a computing device, where the casual, social game is downloaded as an app to a smartphone and/or tablet computer and can be accessed or played using a social network application or environment; and in which one or more of the processors are programmed such that: a notification is automatically generated if a player is stuck at a level for more than a defined time or after more than a defined number of attempts to pass that level, the notification alerting friends of the player so that they can assist him or her.. .
Athlete informational device
A digital image with athletic information organized on it to be output to a computer, smartphone and/or physical, including paper, media. .
Interworking controlling an electronic eye protection welding and a smartphone
The present invention relates to the interworking controlling method of an electronic eye protection apparatus for welding and a smartphone, or more specifically, it relates to the interworking controlling method of an electronic eye protection apparatus for welding and a smartphone, which enables remote management from a smartphone by interworking history state data on utilization, operation, settings, failure of the electronic eye protection apparatus for welding, and which enables location searching and anti-theft function such as password setting of electronic eye protection apparatus for welding with a smartphone.. .
Otos Wing. Co., Ltd.
Gps walking stick
A gps enabled walking stick that includes: a staff; a handle at the top end of the staff; gps technology integrated into the staff; and directional sensors integrated into the staff. In one embodiment, the gps enabled walking stick includes bluetooth communication and may be paired with a smartphone.
Method and system for location-based game play
A wireless beacon message management system and method of operating the system with a mobile device. At least one wireless beacon is strategically located in a premises, such as a building or other geocentrically defined area.
Telephone system for impaired individuals
An expandable or all-in-one telephone system is designed for seniors suffering from alzheimer's and other forms of dementia as well as other cognitively challenged individuals. The features and settings are managed by their caregivers through a web browser or a smartphone application.
Method and apparatus to enable smartphones and computer tablet devices to communicate with interactive devices
A method and apparatus to enable smartphones and computer tablet devices to communicate with interactive devices, using a selected area of the emissive display of the smart device coupled to one or more optical guides 1. Additionally the enabled optical communication allows smart devices to indicate their position, identity and orientation 3 relative to a receiving device.
Retailer linked personalized shopping assistant
An application (app) is provided for a virtual online shopping experience utilizing a user generated three dimension (3d) proportional avatar of themselves for the selection and purchase of clothing items and accessories from participating retailers. A user accesses the app on their smartphone, tablet, or portable computing device via an account, which may be password protected.
Method of hand-gesture input
The present disclosure provides a method for efficiently providing character-based languages (e.g., chinese, japanese, and/or korean) into portable electronic devices (e.g., smartphones, smartwatches, smartglasses, etc.). An example method generally includes receiving a sequence of hand-gesture inputs from an input device, detecting a pattern corresponding to each hand-gesture input in the sequence, determining a sequence of numeric values that correspond to the sequence of hand-gesture inputs based on the detected patterns, and, as each input in the sequence of hand-gesture inputs is received, determining a list of one or more characters to display based, at least in part, on the sequence of numeric values and an index of characters..
International Business Machines Corporation
The present disclosure provides an apparatus for efficiently providing character-based languages (e.g., chinese, japanese, and/or korean) into portable electronic devices (e.g., smartphones, smartwatches, smartglasses, etc.). An example apparatus includes an input device configured to receiving a sequence of hand-qesture inputs and a a processor that performs operations for generating input for an electronic device corresponding to characters.
International Business Machines Corporation
Controlling a lens for adjustable vision correction
A device for controlling a lens for adjustable vision correction is provided. The device, e.g., a smartphone, comprises circuits to determine if a user of the device is gazing at the device, and, if the user is gazing at the device, to determine a distance between the eye and the device, and to control the lens to adjust its focal length based on the determined distance.
Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
Interactive data retention and display pet ball launcher
The invention relates to a novel interactive pet ball launcher wherein digital circuity in the ball and launcher will wirelessly track and record throw data, allowing a user to view the data on a readout in the launcher handle, or to transfer the data to a smartphone or computer via wireless technology or a data dongle that connects via usb in the handle of the launcher.. .
Comprehensive body vital sign monitoring system
Ambulatory patient wearable vital sign monitoring system, often comprising a plurality of ambulatory patient wearable ecg sensors, pulse oximeters, and oscillometric blood pressure monitors, configured to transmit sensor data to a wearable computerized device such as a smartphone. The smartphone will typically be configured to obtain the patient's health history and other health status information, often by querying the patient.
Cloud Ds, Inc., A Corporation Of Delaware
Techniques for mobile platform power management using low-power wake-up signals
Mobile platform power management is an important problem especially for battery-powered small form factor platforms such as smartphones, tablets, wearable devices, and internet of things (iot) devices. A new low-power wake-up radio (lp-wur) listens to the wireless medium for a wake-up signal with, for example, below 50 uw power consumption.
Method of fine grained wake-up modes for wi-fi/bt utilizing wake-up receiver
Mobile platform power management is an important problem especially for battery-powered small form factor platforms such as smartphones, tablets, wearable devices, internet of things (iot) devices, and the like. One exemplary technique disclosed herein defines a method for a fine-grained wake-up mode for wi-fi/bt/ble that utilizes a low-power wake-up radio.
Handheld camera stabilizer with integration of smart device
A handheld stabilizer for automatically stabilizing a camera device, such as a smartphone, when the camera device is mounted on the stabilizer is provided. The stabilizer comprises a camera device mount for holding the camera device, a plurality of motors collectively arranged to cause the camera device mount to be rotatable about three predetermined substantially-orthogonal axes, an inertial-measurement unit (imu) sensor for measuring an angle and an angular velocity experienced by the camera device about each of the three axes, and a controller.
Deltron Intelligence Technology Limited
Suction cup and strap mount for action video recording with an electronic device
An injection molded mounting plate with removably attached suction cups, lower connector, and retention strap which securely hold an electronic device within a mounting system for action video recording. The mounting plate is preferably an injection-molded part with multiple suction cup slots to allow suction cups to be inserted therein for securing the electronic device in a horizontal position with an elastic retention strap securing mechanism to wrap around the mounting plate and the electronic device.
A portable messaging device is provided that can display visual messages and communicate with additional messaging devices via a local area network. The portable messaging device can include a display panel having an led array, and a control unit.
System and providing crowd-based technical support to smartphone users
Provided are a system and method of providing chat-based technical support to smartphone users. The system and method include a cloud-based server connected to the internet, and a plurality of smartphone specialists connected to the server.
Expert Marketplace, Inc.
System and fragmented reveal of a multimedia content
A method and system are described for fragmented presentation of a media content, such as a digital picture. In an exemplary embodiment, the media content is rendered on a display of a recipient portable computing device, such as a smartphone.
Incubate Messenger, Inc.
Real estate or other search method and apparatus
A software application for execution upon an electronic device (e.g., large display kiosk, a smartphone, etc.) for a consumer of real estate. The software application provides to the user information, statistics, or other data regarding real estate or associated geographic regions based upon user criteria.
Lennar Pacific Properties Management, Inc.
Intuitive computing methods and systems
In one particular aspect, a portable computing device (e.g., a tablet or smartphone) senses audio and/or image content from a user's environment, and initiates one or more recognition agents (e.g., performing image watermark recognition, image recognition, object recognition, facial recognition, barcode recognition, optical character recognition, audio watermark recognition, speech recognition, speaker recognition, or music recognition). Resource allocation to a recognition agent can be varied based on (a) progress of the recognition agent to achieve its recognition goal, and (b) user interest data indicating user interest in the output of the recognition agent.
Security system, apparatus and method using additional code
The present invention relates to a system and a method for controlling the use of electronic equipment using a code input method and, more specifically, to a security system, apparatus and method using an additional code, in which the use of functions or services of electronic equipment such as smartphones, mobile equipment, computers, banking terminals, door electronic equipment and service providing servers is restricted, or an additional function for user's convenience is controlled, by using a code input method combined with an additional code having an additional function; and when the electronic equipment is exposed to a criminal, the electronic equipment operates as normal, notifying a response institution of the emergency situation while the criminal's requests are carried out by using a disguised control code including an additional code having an additional function disguised as an authentication code, thereby protecting a user from a crime.. .
Methods and system for cue detection from audio input, low-power data processing and related arrangements
Methods and arrangements involving electronic devices, such as smartphones, tablet computers, wearable devices, etc., are disclosed. One arrangement involves a low-power processing technique for discerning cues from audio input.
User interface adjustment methods and systems
One or more systems and/or methods for adjusting a user interface based upon an orientation of an input object are provided. An input provided by an input object (e.g., a hand of the user) may be received through a display of a device (e.g., a touchscreen display of a smartphone).
Automatically identifying drivers
One or more devices in a data analysis computing system may be configured to receive and analyze movement data and driving data, and determine driving trips and associated drivers based on the received data. Movement data may be collected by one or more mobile devices, such as smartphones, tablet computers, and on-board vehicle systems.
Allstate Insurance Company
Audio amplifier activation device, audio amplifier, and remote broadcast system
Provided is a remote broadcast system including an audio amplifier activation device configured to turn on when a level of input sound via a smartphone mobile unit exceeds a threshold, a power source for an audio amplifier configured to amplify a signal of the input sound into a broadcast audio signal, and output the broadcast audio signal to a broadcast loudspeaker, the audio amplifier activation device being configured also to turnoff the power source for the audio amplifier when the level of the input sound remains lower than the threshold for a predetermined time period. A broadcaster carrying a smartphone base unit can select a smartphone mobile station via the smartphone base unit, and establish a communication link between the smartphone base unit and the smartphone mobile station.
Systems and methods for calibrating speakers
Systems and method are disclosed for facilitating efficient calibration of filters for correcting room and/or speaker-based distortion and/or binaural imbalances in audio reproduction, and/or for producing three-dimensional sound in stereo system environments. According to some embodiments, using a portable device such as a smartphone or tablet, a user can calibrate speakers by initiating playback of a test signal, detecting playback of the test signal with the portable device's microphone, and repeating this process for a number of speakers and/or device positions (e.g., next to each of the user's ears).
Intertrust Technologies Corporation
Variation calibration for envelope tracking on chip
Techniques and examples pertaining to variation calibration for envelope tracking on chip are described. Envelope tracking (et) statistics among multiple wireless-capable mobile devices (e.g., smartphones) may be collected in laboratory.
Parking assist system and method
Techniques are provided for implementing a system that can assist a user with parking a vehicle in a desired location using a portable device such as a smartphone or a personal navigation device. Implementations capture an image of the vehicle's surroundings when it is in the position the user wishes to parking (for example, when it is pulled far enough into a garage to allow the garage door to close).
Garmin Switzerland Gmbh
Split path data communication
A system, a medium, and a method are provided to split data paths among various devices in data communications system. In some instances, the server device receives a request from a remote device such as a website server or a checkout device, where the request indicates a user request to purchase one or more items.
Multi-purpose data storage key
A secure non-volatile solid state memory data key appears similar to a conventional usb flash drive modified to have a physical shape resembling a door key with an eyelet for attaching the data key to a key ring or lanyard. The data key includes a usb port, a microprocessor (effectively serving as the “chip” in the chip-and-pin configuration), and a secure memory for holding secure transaction information, such as credit and debit card numbers, verified personal identification (federated id), and other secure data.
Systems and methods for spoof detection and liveness analysis
Spoof-detection and liveness analysis is performed using a software-based solution on a user device, such as a smartphone having a camera, audio output component (e.g., earpiece), and audio input component (e.g., microphone). One or more audio signals are emitted from the audio output component of the user device, reflect off a target, and are received back at the audio input component of the device.
Automatic image content analysis method and system
A system and method for analyzing and wirelessly transmitting information in real-time, comprising capturing snapshots and videos, by utilizing for example a smartphone. The images are analyzed in conjunction with other system data to provide the user: 3 dimensional images, gps coordinates, safety alerts, etc.
Ionroad Technologies Ltd.