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05/26/16
20160150583 
 Secure pairing of devices via pairing facilitator-intermediary device patent thumbnailnew patent Secure pairing of devices via pairing facilitator-intermediary device
The present inventions, in one aspect, are directed to systems and circuitry for and/or methods of establishing communication having one or more pairing facilitator-intermediary devices (for example, a network connected server) to enable or facilitate pairing and/or registering at least two devices (e.g., (i) a portable biometric monitoring device and (ii) a smartphone, laptop and/or tablet) to, for example, recognize, interact and/or enable interoperability between such devices. The pairing facilitator-intermediary device may responsively communicates information to one or more of the devices (to be paired or registered) which, in response, enable or facilitate such devices to pair or register.
Fitbit, Inc.


05/26/16
20160150394 
 Method and  automatically adjusting the operation of reminders based on device event history patent thumbnailnew patent Method and automatically adjusting the operation of reminders based on device event history
A processor-based personal electronic device (such as a smartphone) uses combinatorial logic to automatically adjust alarms, notifications, reminders, and the like based on data from device event histories, on-board sensors, user-entered data, and similar information. One particular representative embodiment comprises a process for automatically deleting an unneeded reminder.
Apple Inc.


05/26/16
20160150380 
 Automated wlan radio map construction method and system patent thumbnailnew patent Automated wlan radio map construction method and system
An automated wlan radio map construction method and system is provided. The automated wlan radio map construction method includes: collecting wlan fingerprints obtained by mobile device in an indoor space, machine-learning a learning model which is generated based on a state diagram in which divided areas of an indoor map are expressed by location states, arranging the collected wlan fingerprints in corresponding location states, and storing a result of the arranging.
Korea Advanced Institute Of Science And Technology


05/26/16
20160150262 
 Audio visual smartphone broadcaster patent thumbnailnew patent Audio visual smartphone broadcaster
An information transfer system including a personal electronic device, at least one television, and at least one signal broadcasting device. The signal broadcasting device transfers information from the television to the personal electronic device, and includes a signal input and a processing apparatus.

05/26/16
20160150190 
 Monitoring system patent thumbnailnew patent Monitoring system
In a monitoring system, when a monitoring display instruction is received from a smartphone, a master device transmits an image transmission request to a plurality of cameras, each of the cameras transmits image data obtained by an image capturing unit to the master device in response to the image transmission request from the master device, the master device generates a plurality of separate images in order to display images from the plurality of cameras on a single screen in a distributed manner, and transmits image data of a monitoring screen of the plurality of separate images to the smartphone, and the smartphone includes a display/input unit and displays the monitoring screen of the plurality of separate images transmitted from the master device on the display/input unit.. .
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


05/26/16
20160149722 
 Monitoring camera system patent thumbnailnew patent 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 Property Management Co., Ltd.


05/26/16
20160149718 
 Monitoring system patent thumbnailnew patent Monitoring system
In a monitoring system, a master device stores setting information indicating a predetermined state for detecting a target by using a sensor in a storage unit, and transmits the setting information to a camera (a baby monitoring camera or a monitoring camera) having a sensor built thereinto or correlated with a sensor so as to set a detection parameter therein. When the predetermined state set by the detection parameter is detected, the camera transmits a detection notification to the master device.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


05/26/16
20160148597 
 Portable device interface methods and systems patent thumbnailnew patent Portable device interface methods and systems
Whilst portable electronic devices such as smartphones have become ubiquitous for billions of users their primarily uses are consuming content or generating limited low complexity data. In contrast, laptops, desktop pcs etc.
Bluink Ltd.


05/26/16
20160148493 
 Monitoring system patent thumbnailnew patent Monitoring system
In a monitoring system, a master device stores setting information indicating a detection area of a target detected by a sensor in a storage unit, and transmits the setting information to a camera (a baby monitoring camera) having a sensor built thereinto or correlated with a sensor so as to set a detection parameter including the detection area therein. When a predetermined state set by the detection parameter is detected inside the detection area by the camera, a master device transmits detection notification information to a smartphone, and the smartphone displays a detection information screen based on the detection notification information transmitted from the master device on a display/input unit..
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


05/26/16
20160148464 
 Augmented reality lottery system patent thumbnailnew patent Augmented reality lottery system
A method of creating lottery tickets of which the possible prize will be discovered by the holder of same via a smartphone application which, depending on the image on the ticket, will make it possible to reach, on a remote computer site, the equivalent of a draw, that is preferably pre-recorded or pre-defined and will be displayed on the smartphone in a form equivalent to a video, thus making it possible for the holder to be able to follow and experience the draw and thus find out if he has won and, in this case, what the prize is. The distribution of the prizes, the guarantee that the draw is unique and the “new” nature of the tickets are guaranteed and managed by the remote computer system.

05/26/16
20160148452 
new patent

System for securely transporting and housing cosmetics


Where the opening and closing means (3) are based on the use of biometric sensors for reading fingerprints and the smartphone enables the registering and de-registering of users to be controlled and remote opening and closing to be carried out. Furthermore, it comprises an electromechanical lock (4), electronic control (5) for opening and closing, signalling means of the operations carried out, which may be lights (7) or acoustic means such as a buzzer (8) and an opening and closing detection sensor (9).

05/26/16
20160148269 
new patent

Methods, devices and systems for providing mobile advertising and on-demand information to user communication devices


Methods, systems, software, computer-readable media, and the like relate to providing and receiving relevant data from one or more entities. Data is received by a wireless user device directly from a wireless transmitter.

05/26/16
20160148174 
new patent

Electronic fund transfer reconciliation and management


The present invention relates to a method of reconciliation and management of electronic fund transfer and card reader device (1) for mobile services network that is embedded in smart mobile apparatus (2) with internet connection, such as smartphones, tablets, ultra book or notebook to enable the use of these apparatus to perform reconciliations and fund transfer.. .
Rede ServiÇos Ltda.


05/26/16
20160147404 
new patent

New uses of smartphones and comparable mobile digital terminal devices


New uses of smartphones (1, 1′) and comparable mobile digital terminal devices are proposed. This includes uses of a digital terminal device, preferably in the form of a mobile device such as a smartphone or the like, wherein special application software (app) is stored and run on the terminal device and wherein the terminal device (1) is advantageously used together with a holding device (2) arranged or to be arranged on the head of a user (5), particularly in accordance with ep 2 103 862 or ep 2 562 462 or us 2012/0175394 or de 20 2009 009 326 or de 24 20 2013 000 740, so that the hands (6) of the user (5) are free and thus additional application possibilities arise during the use of the terminal device (1), for example by using an external controller.
Readio Gmbh


05/26/16
20160147341 
new patent

Smartphone


A touch input device capable of detecting a pressure of a touch on a touch surface includes: a display module and a pressure electrode. The display module includes a display panel and a reference potential layer.
Hideep Inc.


05/26/16
20160143530 
new patent

Smart patient monitoring


A patient monitoring method wherein data is received from a transducer by an electronic device, the electronic device receives input from the patient regarding timing of various events, the data is processed to incorporate the event timing data, and the data is then transmitted to a terminal. The terminal is accessible by, e.g., a healthcare provider.

05/19/16
20160142395 

Ad hoc communications


Ad hoc communications are established between unknown contacts. For example, in today's mobile communications environment, there are many instances in which a user of smart phone may wish to send a message to an unknown user's smartphone.
At&t Mobility Ii Llc


05/19/16
20160142252 

Healthcheck access point


A wireless configuration network may be provided by a wi-fi hotspot active at the wireless access station. The wi-fi hotspot may be connected to by a wireless network-capable device, such as a tablet computer, e.g., an apple ipad, or a wi-fi enabled smartphone, e.g., an android or apple ios device.
Parallel Wireless, Inc.


05/19/16
20160142093 

Protective case accessory with multi-function button for smart-phone device


A protective case accessory with integrated multifunction button configured for attachment to a cellular smartphone device, facilitating the initiation of embedded features or software applications, or both, when attached to the smartphone device. The invention includes a multifunction button integrated into a protective case accessory and preferably uses a bluetooth transceiver to connect wirelessly to a smartphone device to send and receive audio or data communication, or both..

05/19/16
20160141900 

Battery charger


A rechargeable battery charger is provided and is characterised by comprising a supercapacitor comprised of one or more sheets of graphene or a graphene containing material, a power module adapted to provide up to 40 amps to the supercapacitor from a source of alternating current rated at 100 volts or above, an output converter adapted to deliver direct current power from the supercapacitor to an output port for connecting to a battery-powered electrical device, and a control module adapted to control the charger's various functions automatically and/or for managing and regulating a variable output from the supercapacitor. The charger is especially useful for recharging portable electrical devices such as smartphones, tablets, laptops or similar hand-held or worn items..
Zapgocharger Ltd.


05/19/16
20160140876 

Collapsible surgical training laparoscopic procedures


A laparoscopic surgery training kit and method is disclosed. The laparoscopic surgery training kit has improved portability and storability because it is collapsible and foldable.

05/19/16
20160140864 

System and managing binge eating disorders


Systems, methods, devices, and applications for managing a binge eating disorder (bed). A smartphone and server application may be provided for monitoring and treating bed.
Drexel University


05/19/16
20160140846 

System and parking management based on location tracking


In a parking facility, a plurality of beacons are placed near the entrance and pinch points on a path to a venue. If the motorist has pre-loaded the parking application (app) and pre-registered his smartphone, vehicle, and license plate information, along with a valid credit card, then the motorist will be instructed to enter a fast-access parking entrance lane.

05/19/16
20160140788 

Device for protecting the access to a vehicle by means of a mobile phone


A method of access to a motor vehicle includes establishing contactless communication according to an nfc protocol between a badge of the motor vehicle and a smartphone, communicating an authentication key from the badge to the smartphone, transmitting the authentication key of the smartphone to a server by telephone communication, the server being capable of communicating with the vehicle, and recognizing the authentication key by the server and transmitting data concerning a status of the vehicle from the server to the smartphone.. .
Renault S.a.s


05/19/16
20160140427 

Security coding system and marker, optoelectronic scanner and coding articles


A scanner (200) is arranged to detect a unique spectral signature acquired from a sample (230) coded with a security marker (700) made up from one or more overt or covert coloured features (704a-704b) having known and uniquely identifiable spectral characteristics. More particularly, a narrowband light source (218), operating in the middle/near ultraviolet to short/near infra-red wavelength ranges, pulses light onto the security marker fixed to or formed in the sample (230).
Gluco Technology Limited


05/19/16
20160139739 

Simplified user interface for the elderly and the vision impaired


The present invention relates to user interfaces for smartphones and tablet computers generally. Particularly, the invention relates to user interfaces for smartphones and tablet computers optimized for use by the elderly and the vision impaired..

05/19/16
20160138821 

Nfc configuration of hvac equipment


A heating, ventilation and air conditioning (“hvac”) controller has near field communication (“nfc”) capability and allows communications with an nfc-enabled pc, tablet or smartphone device, allowing initial configuration to be performed with or without building power being supplied to the controller. The nfc transmitted information is a subset of all the configuration settings, arranged in a particular order from most commonly changed to least commonly changed.
Kmc Controls, Inc.


05/12/16
20160135044 

Chatting smartphones


The mobile application system and method increases the overall level of efficiency in communication. In an embodiment, a chat room may be created based on a specific location of a user.

05/12/16
20160134911 

System and synchronizing public event music broadcast to mobile phones


A system and method for providing audio/video program files associated with a public event to mobile computing devices, including smartphones, for playback during the public event, wherein storing the audio/video program files before the public event mitigates the timing and scalability issues inherent in the present state of the art.. .

05/12/16
20160134763 

Offloaded data entry for scanned documents


Embodiments described herein provide the capability to offload a data entry activity from a multi-function printer (mfp) to a remote computing device, such as a user's computer, tablet, smartphone, etc. In one embodiment, the mfp generates a scan of a document for a user, and holds the scanned document pending a data entry activity that assigns metadata to the scanned document.
Ricoh Company, Ltd.


05/12/16
20160134632 

Secure installation of network devices using beaconing systems and methods


Secure installation of a new device onto a home-control network uses pairing with an intelligent device. An intelligent device, such as a smartphone, receives a notification, such as optical pulses, audible tones, short-range radio frequency signals, a watermark, or a barcode, from an uninstalled network device over a second network other than the home-control network.
Smartlabs, Inc.


05/12/16
20160133153 

Training management system and smartphone application


A system or method that consists of a training journal which logs all training conducted in relation to martial arts or combat sports and then outputs logged training into readable statistics to aid a user in the tracking and monitoring of training for martial arts and combat sports.. .

05/12/16
20160133065 

Driver measurement and incentive system for improving fuel-efficiency


A vehicle driver is provided with a display interface a smartphone, tablet, pc, or any telematics or in-vehicle device installed in the vehicle. The display interface presents a real-time target for the driver to follow to maximize fuel economy and safety, achieved by modulating the accelerator pedal appropriately..
Linkedrive, Inc.


05/12/16
20160132679 

System and detecting sensitive user input leakages in software applications


A system and method for detecting sensitive user input leakages in software applications, such as applications created for smartphone platforms. The system and method are configured to parse user interface layout files of the software application to identify input fields and obtain information concerning the input fields.
Nec Laboratories America, Inc.


05/12/16
20160131965 

Universal adjustable lens adapter


A universal adjustable lens adapter and rig system for smartphones, or similar electronic devices, that is modular in nature and provides a means for manipulating and stabilizing the smartphone. The universal adjustable lens adapter includes a clamp mount assembly, a lens mount assembly, and a handle assembly that includes a clamp mount support that is adjustably and removably connected to a lens mount support.

05/12/16
20160131590 

Biochip for measuring blood glucose levels, and blood glucose meter for smartphone, containing same


Disclosed are a biochip for measuring blood glucose levels and a blood glucose meter for a smartphone including the same. The biochip for measuring blood glucose levels includes: a substrate, one surface of which is provided with a blood glucose inflow region into which blood glucose flows and with a reaction region that is connected to the blood glucose inflow region and has a recess formed therein, a porous separator disposed on the blood glucose inflow region to face the surface of the substrate, and silica nanoparticles and a reaction reagent distributed on the reaction region of the substrate.
Gachon University Industry Academic Cooperation Foundation


05/12/16
20160129913 

System and the automatic persona identification of a person post motion


A method for using a sensor device such as a smartphone that a user/person already carries for recording motion data and change in location used to match one of several specific user profiles based on actions at the destinations and behavior prior to arrival. The present invention requires no odb or beacon external connections to predict when a smartphone user is the driver or the passenger based on exit direction after arriving at a destination and validated by specific behavior in the vehicle/car.

05/12/16
20160129851 

Vehicle door with control panel


A control panel realized in the form of a touchscreen is arranged on an inner side of a vehicle door. The control panel can be switched over between at least two display modes.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc


05/12/16
20160129182 

Vibration sensor based drug delivery monitor


A monitoring system comprising a monitor is disclosed that utilizes a vibration sensor to monitor the occurrence and properties of an event. The monitor does not require disassembly of the device to be monitored, or interfere with the operation of the device to be monitored, because the monitor is affixed to the exterior of a device to be monitored or a component thereof, or is integrated into the design of the device to be monitored.
Oscillari Llc


05/12/16
20160128577 

System for measuring skin hydration


A system for measuring skin hydration at a measurement site with a independent measurement probe and a portable data processing system. Wireless communications enable the transfer of commands and data between the probe and portable data processing system.
Nova Technology Corporation


05/05/16
20160128016 

Automatic connected vehicle subsequent owner enrollment process


The present invention is directed toward an automatic connected vehicle subsequent owner method and system for automatically wiping personal data from the vehicle, transitioning remote services access to a subsequent owner, and delinking the vehicle from their smartphone or other interactive communication link. In one more embodiments, a computer implemented method provides for delinking customers and deregistering vehicles from original owners where those vehicles have been subsequently sold, discontinued, or otherwise transferred for the customer's ownership..
Aeris Communications, Inc.


05/05/16
20160127716 

Virtual reality underwater mask


The proposed invention refers to an underwater virtual reality mask which makes it possible to breathe easily and naturally under water while observing the virtual reality on a screen such as a smartphone screen, and which has all the intrinsic control elements such as lenses, a speaker, a button to control the screen functions and a device for breathing while the wearer is semi-submerged.. .

05/05/16
20160127693 

Wifi wireless rear view parking system


A wifi wireless rear view parking system comprises a main body, a camera sensor, a wifi transmission module, a mobile personal electronice device. The main body is installed at a license plate of an automobile.

05/05/16
20160126622 

Integrated multi-band bandpass filters based on dielectric resonators for mobile and other communication devices and applications


Multi-band radio frequency communication is performed using an integrated multi-band bandpass filter implemented based on ring resonators, such as concentric dielectric ring resonators. By constructing the multi-band bandpass filter using concentric ring configurations, the print circuit board (pcb) real estate requirement of multiple filters operating at multiple frequency bands is significantly reduced.
Zte Canada Inc.


05/05/16
20160125318 

User-assisted learning in security/safety monitoring system


A method includes: collecting data about a first event at a first physical space using a first electronic monitoring device that is physically located at the first physical space, enabling the collected data to be displayed at a computer-based user interface device (e.g., at a user's a smartphone that may be remotely located relative to the first electronic monitoring device), enabling the user to describe, using the computer-based user interface device, the first event represented by the collected data, and storing, in a computer-based memory, a logical association between the user's description of the first event and one or more characteristics of the collected data.. .
Canary Connect, Inc.


05/05/16
20160125276 

Methods and systems for marking animals


The invention provides, in one aspect, a computerized method for graphically marking an animal for display to a user. The method includes retrieving, with a first computing device (e.g., a smartphone), one or more animal metrics (e.g., weight) from a data store, and capturing, with a second computing device (e.g., google glass or similar device) coupled to the first computing device, an image of an animal.
Clic Rweight ,llc


05/05/16
20160125216 

Scanner with illumination system


The present disclosure relates to a scanner with an illumination system, including: a plurality of illumination devices in the illumination system, wherein the plurality of illumination devices illuminate a label; an imager, which captures an image signal reflected from the label and decodes the image signal; and a detector, which detects the intensity of light reflected from the label, wherein if the light intensity is higher than a predetermined threshold, an illumination status of one or more of the plurality of illumination devices is changed. The scanner with an illumination system according to the present disclosure can effectively avoid specular reflection when scanning a barcode on a smartphone screen..
Hand Held Products, Inc.


05/05/16
20160125088 

Database registration


For database user registration a card is provided carrying an identification and a matrix barcode, wherein the matrix barcode stores the identification and a link to an online registration page of a database associated with an issuer of the card. The card may be used in combination with a smartphone for user registration into a database of e.g.
Reward Technology Limited


05/05/16
20160124632 

Information processing controlling information processing apparatus


The smartphone (1) of the present invention includes: an object specifying section (12) for specifying, based on a contact position detected by an input section (20), at least one object which is displayed on a display section (30); and a file moving section (13) for, in a case where the at least one object is associated with a folder, moving a file stored in the folder to an outside of the folder.. .
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha


05/05/16
20160124570 

Smartphone


A smartphone includes: a cover layer; a display module, and comprises a component configured to cause the lcd panel to perform a display function; a pressure electrode which is located under the display module; and a shielding member which is located under the pressure electrode. At least a portion of a touch sensor which senses touch in a capacitive manner is located in the display module..
Hideep Inc.


05/05/16
20160124288 

Method and camera autofocus based on wi-fi ranging technique


Methods and apparatus for capturing an image using an automatic focus are disclosed herein. In one aspect, a method is disclosed which includes communicating, using a camera, with a wireless device via a wireless communication network.
Qualcomm Incorporated


05/05/16
20160123752 

Estimating and predicting fuel usage with smartphone


Examples are disclosed herein that relate to estimating and predicting vehicular fuel use. One example estimates fuel usage by a vehicle during a trip by obtaining sensor measurements from one or more sensors of a mobile computing device during the trip, determining a plurality of trip features from the sensor measurements, each trip feature representing an aspect of one or more of energy produced and energy consumed during the trip, obtaining vehicle-specific parameters of the vehicle, and determining an estimated fuel usage from the vehicle-specific parameters and the plurality of trip features for output by the computing device..
Microsoft Corporation


05/05/16
20160120432 

Sensor system and process for measuring electric activity of the brain, including electric field encephalography


A sensor system and process for measuring electromagnetic activity of a brain are provided. The system and process employ a sensor assembly having a plurality of electrodes arranged in a closely spaced arrangement and a processor to determine a weighted average of the signals indicative of an electric field generated by electromagnetic activity of the brain.
Northeastern University


04/28/16
20160119960 

System and connecting an appliance to a home wireless network


Methods, devices and systems are provided that enable connection of an appliance to a home wireless network. A programmable device, such as a smartphone, is programmed to produce vibrations based on the ssid and password word of a home wireless system.
General Electric Company


04/28/16
20160119705 

Universal smart mobile electronic gear hub and specialty earphone case


A universal smart mobile electronic gear hub and specialty earphone case device for providing a user with functional tools, sensors, input/output interfaces, and electronic features in an easy to use, handheld, 360 degree form factor. The universality of the present invention in a novel form factor facilitates a new level of user interface, connectivity, monitoring, and systems for a plurality of technology devices.

04/28/16
20160119536 

Systems and methods for autonomously generating photo summaries


Implementations of the disclosed technology include techniques for autonomously collecting image data, and generating photo summaries based thereon. In some implementations, a plurality of images may be autonomously sampled from an available stream of image data.
Google Inc.


04/28/16
20160119457 

Ergonomic case for a hand-held electronic device


A protective ergonomic case for a device, such as a smartphone, a tablet, etc. Is provided that includes a bottom surface with a valley sized and shaped to receive one or two fingers of a user.

04/28/16
20160119274 

Apparatus and intelligent delivery time determination for a multi-format and/or multi-protocol communication


This disclosure relates generally to apparatus, methods, and computer readable media for composing communications for computing devices across multiple formats and multiple protocols. More particularly, but not by way of limitation, this disclosure relates to apparatus, methods, and computer readable media to permit computing devices, e.g., smartphones, tablets, laptops, and the like, to send communications in a number of pre-determined and/or ‘determined-on-the-fly’ communications formats and/or protocols at one or more determined delivery times via a single, seamless user interface.
Entefy Inc.


04/28/16
20160119261 

Apparatus and multi-format and multi-protocol group messaging


This disclosure relates generally to apparatuses, methods, and computer readable media for composing communications for computing devices across multiple formats and multiple protocols. More particularly, but not by way of limitation, this disclosure relates to apparatuses, methods, and computer readable media to permit computing devices, e.g., smartphones, tablets, laptops, and the like, to send encrypted or unencrypted group communications in a number of pre-determined and/or ‘determined-on-the-fly’ communications formats and/or protocols.
Entefy Inc.


04/28/16
20160119260 

Apparatus and optimized multi-format communication delivery protocol prediction


This disclosure relates generally to apparatus, methods, and computer readable media for composing communications for computing devices across multiple formats and multiple protocols. More particularly, but not by way of limitation, this disclosure relates to apparatus, methods, and computer readable media to permit computing devices, e.g., smartphones, tablets, laptops, and the like, to send communications in a number of pre-determined and/or ‘determined-on-the-fly’ optimal communications formats and/or protocols.
Entefy Inc.


04/28/16
20160119248 

User driven smartphone scheduling enhancement for running data analytics application


Methods and devices for controlling execution of a data analytics application on a computing device are described. The devices include an alert app to prompt a user on system load and to recommend the user for proactively controlling the execution of a set of processes to reclaim computational resources required for execution of the data analytics application on the devices..
Tata Consultancy Services Limited


04/28/16
20160119149 

Security system for handheld wireless devices using time-variable encryption keys


In one embodiment, the invention provides a portable wireless personal communication system for cooperating with a remote certification authority to employ time variable secure key information pursuant to a predetermined encryption algorithm to facilitate convenient, secure encrypted communication. The disclosed system includes a wireless handset, such as pda, smartphone, cellular telephone or the like, characterized by a relatively robust data processing capability and a body mounted key generating component which is adapted to be mounted on an individual's body, in a permanent or semi-permanent manner, for wirleessly broadcasting, within the immediate proximity of the individual, a secret or private key identifying signal corresponding to a time variable secure key information under the control of the certification authority.
Mlr, Llc


04/28/16
20160118793 

Wireless power control and metrics


A system and method for reducing load across a portion of a power grid. The system (400) includes an access manager device (200) that forms part of a local power management network (600) and is configured for communication with a smartphone (10) and a smartmeter (300)..
Kortek Industries Pty Ltd


04/28/16
20160117636 

Systems and methods for fueling motor vehicles


Methods and systems can automate the delivery of motor vehicle fuel while reducing the need for operator involvement and driving to a gas station. A server with access to a database and in wireless communication with computers installed in a motor vehicle can collect data from the computers including vehicle fuel level and vehicle geographic location.

04/28/16
20160117542 

Methods and systems for invoking functions based on whether a partial print or an entire print is detected


Systems and methods are described herein for expanding the functionality of a print scanner. The scanner may be programmed to invoke a different function if only a portion of a print is detected rather than a full print.
Rovi Guides, Inc.


04/28/16
20160117308 

Responsive data exploration on small screen devices


Large and complex data sets can be difficult to view on devices with small screens, such as on smartphones, or in small windows on devices with large screens. The presently disclosed systems, methods and apparatus can determine characteristics associated with a display used to display a requested resource.
Kinaxis Inc.


04/28/16
20160117144 

Collaborative and interactive queuing of content via electronic messaging and based on attribute data


An application (app) executing in a processor of a host device, may receive an electronic message (em) that may include a handle for an address associated with the host device or a user of the host device, and a data payload that identifies content to be played back on a media device in communication (e.g., wirelessly) with the host device. An electronic messaging service may receive em's addressed to the handle and may broadcast (e.g., wirelessly) the em's.
Aliphcom


04/28/16
20160117024 

Smartphone


A smartphone includes a cover layer; an lcd panel which is located under the cover layer and includes a liquid crystal layer, and a first glass layer and a second glass layer between which the liquid crystal layer is placed, wherein at least a portion of a touch sensor which senses touch in a capacitive manner is located between the first glass layer and the second glass layer; a backlight unit which is located under the lcd panel; a pressure electrode which is located under the backlight unit; and a shielding member which is located under the pressure electrode.. .
Hideep Inc.


04/28/16
20160116974 

Methods and systems to boot up smartphones in ultra low power modes


Systems and methods for booting up a mobile device involve segmenting a boot sequence of the mobile device into a plurality of boot sequence segments and determining a first boot sequence segment from the plurality of boot sequence segments, battery power consumed by the first boot sequence segment exceeds a predetermined battery power threshold. In addition, systems and methods further include selecting a target boot mode from a plurality of boot modes.
Qualcomm Incorporated


04/21/16
20160112838 

Beacons to advertise presence of nearby objects to stations in a wireless communication network


Beacons (e.g., mbeacons or merubeacons) to advertise presence of nearby objects to stations in a wireless communication network from an access point are provided. Location of a station connected to the access point is detected.

04/21/16
20160112830 

Method and detecting smartphone application users utilizing globally unique identifiers and wireless sensors


A method capable of detecting a location and activities of smartphone application users by combining the use of globally unique identifiers (guid) and various physical sensor infrastructure technologies. Guid (or uuid) is also known as ‘globally unique identifier’ or ‘universally unique identifier’ which uses a 128-bit integer number to identify resources.

04/21/16
20160112358 

Apparatus and intelligent suppression of incoming multi-format multi-protocol communications


This disclosure relates generally to apparatuses, methods, and computer readable media for integrating communications for computing devices across multiple formats and multiple protocols. More particularly, this disclosure relates to apparatuses, methods, and computer readable media to permit computing devices, e.g., smartphones, tablets, lappets, wearable devices, and the like, to present users with a multi-protocol, person-centric, multi-format in box feed system for integrating multi-format communications.

04/21/16
20160110816 

System for loss control inspection utilizing wearable data gathering device


Loss control inspections by an insurance company are facilitated by a system that includes a wearable data-gathering device worn by a loss control inspector while he/she conducts an inspection. Other aspects of the system may include a centralized report processor operated by the insurance company, and a mobile device (such as a smartphone) carried by the loss control inspector to relay data between the wearable data-gathering device and the centralized report processor.

04/21/16
20160110069 

Information processing apparatus and controlling information processing apparatus


A smartphone (1) of the present invention includes (i) an object specifying section (12) for, in a case where an operation determination section (11) has determined that a predetermined operation had been carried out, (a) specifying a predetermined range on a display screen based on a contact position and (b) specifying an object included in the predetermined range and (ii) an object storage section (13) for, in a case where the object has been specified, creating a folder storing the object thus specified.. .

04/21/16
20160109784 

External lighting device and system for handheld smart devices


Provided herein are devices for enhancing the quality of photo shooting using a camera integrated into a handheld smart device, such as a smartphone. An external lighting device comprises a base plate removably securable to a mount on the smart device, a connecting structure disposed at the edge of the top surface of the base plate and a ring-like turntable rotatably connected on the base plate via the connecting structure and a plurality of led lights on the top surface of the turntable.

04/21/16
20160109318 

Smartphone operated air pressure meter and system


A smartphone-operated air pressure meter and system includes an air pressure meter having a pair of input channels that are each connected to a pressure chamber and pressure sensor. A control unit is included with the pressure meter for receiving air pressure data and for transmitting the same.

04/21/16
20160107577 

Vehicle language setting system


A language setting system, for use by a driver having a preferred language and a smartphone, when entering a vehicle to set an active language of the vehicle for vehicle communications with the driver. The vehicle connects with and scans the smartphone.

04/21/16
20160106201 

Smartphone armlet


An armlet is described herein comprising a material cut in the shape of an isosceles trapezoid having a first edge that is not parallel to an opposing second edge. The armlet is configured to be wrapped around and secured to a forearm of a user, wherein the parallel edges of the material are perpendicular to the user's forearm when secured.

04/14/16
20160105782 

System and interacting with a broadcaster via an application


Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for facilitating audio access to radio stations via a call-to-listen application on a device. A server can provide a listing of radio stations via an application on a user device, such as a smartphone, receive a selection of a radio station by a user and obtain a phone number associated with the selection.

04/14/16
20160104328 

System for detecting the operational status of a vehicle using a handheld communication device


A system which utilizes the on-board capabilities of handheld communication devices, such as smartphones, tablet computers and the like, to detect the operational status of a vehicle, such as the engine being on, the engine idling, the vehicle moving, etc. The detected operational state may be desirable for monitoring operation of the vehicle, such as fleet management systems, wherein the duration and location of idling are of particular interest.

04/14/16
20160104299 

Reference based sizing


Techniques for determining the dimensions of an object. The user of a smartphone snaps a digital photograph which includes both a reference item and the object.

04/14/16
20160104216 

System and methods to facilitate in-situ evaluations


Review data associated with a guest experience at an event, such as a vacation rental, for example, is transmitted over a communications network to one or more networked computing devices for processing the review data into a review data file for publication. The review data may be generated by an application executing on a processor of a client device such as a smartphone, tablet or pad.

04/14/16
20160104215 

Customer live communication marketing and integrated crm tool


An all-in-one business management solution application and system is described which details elements pertaining to the implementation and integration of a crm, analytics, scheduling, and reporting tool. The application is configured to connect a business to a customer or client via an integrated live chat option existent within the business' native smartphone application to further facilitate direct communication between the business and the customer outside of a traditional telemarketing, email blast, text based, or direct mail marketing campaigns.

04/14/16
20160104158 

Method and providing real time mutable credit card information with future timestamp functionality


A method for using a smartcard is provided. The smartcard may include a microprocessor chip, a button, a dynamic transaction authorization number, a bluetooth low energy (“ble”) device.

04/14/16
20160104150 

Method and providing real time mutable credit card information and for providing sleep mode functionality


A method for using a smartcard is provided. The smartcard may include a microprocessor chip, a button, a dynamic transaction authorization number, a bluetooth low energy (“ble”) device.

04/14/16
20160104136 

Method and providing real time mutable credit card information and for providing timestamp functionality


A method for using a smartcard is provided. The smartcard may include a microprocessor chip, a button, a dynamic transaction authorization number, a bluetooth low energy (“ble”) device.

04/14/16
20160103511 

Interactive input device


An implementation of the technology includes a control device that is used in conjunction with a computing device (e.g. A media player or smartphone), that allows a user to control the operation of the computing device without directly handling the computing device itself.

04/14/16
20160100641 

Clothing having audio and visual capabilities


A jacket that is configured to provide a visual effect and a sound effect. The jacket includes a body having a pair of sleeves and a hood.

04/07/16
20160100299 

Communication method and system to process and control the legality of products


A method and system of communication with an information exchange architecture within a dta registry, which registry is designed to handle and control the legality of any commercial products. The system uses software and applications for smartphones and allows the identification of a product and information about its origin and legality..

04/07/16
20160100295 

Methods and systems for walkie-talkie communications


Walkie-talkies are a common means of coordinating activities at events but must be handed out, transferred as shifts and personnel in roles change, and collected. Further, walkie-talkies have a set range and the bigger the range the more expensive the walkie-talkie.

04/07/16
20160100206 

Configuration of playback device audio settings


Example techniques describe may facilitate a playback device joining a playback network. An example implementation involves a computing device, such as smartphone or tablet, receiving, from a playback device, a message indicating that the playback device is available to join a playback network.
Sonos, Inc.


04/07/16
20160100018 

Cross channel in-vehicle media consumption measurement and analysis


The invention provides a novel and unique system and method for cross channel in-vehicle media consumption measurement and analysis. Real-time measurement and analysis of all applicable forms of media that a driver or passenger may consume inside of an automobile can be achieved.
Drive Time Metrics, Inc.




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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