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Methods and systems for presenting supplemental content in response to detecting a second device

United Video Properties

Methods and systems for presenting supplemental content in response to detecting a second device

Apparatus and method for point-of-collection measurement of a biomolecular reaction

Cornell University

Apparatus and method for point-of-collection measurement of a biomolecular reaction

Apparatus and method for point-of-collection measurement of a biomolecular reaction

Digimarc

Intuitive computing methods and systems


Date/App# patent app List of recent Smartphone-related patents
08/27/15
20150245140 
 Themed ornaments with internet radio receiver patent thumbnailThemed ornaments with internet radio receiver
Apparatuses for playing signals received from the internet or other information highway on one or more speakers are described. The apparatus has a receiver for receiving information from preselected addresses; a processor for interpreting the signals; and several speakers for playing the processed signals.

08/27/15
20150245081 
 Methods and systems for presenting supplemental content in response to detecting a second device patent thumbnailMethods and systems for presenting supplemental content in response to detecting a second device
Methods and systems are disclosed herein for a media guidance application that alleviates the burden on a user of describing the events of a media asset to another user that begins watching the media asset after the media asset has begun. For example, a media guidance application may determine that a first device (e.g., a smartphone carried by a first user) has entered a location at which an already in progress media asset is being presented on a second device (e.g., a television viewed by a second user).
United Video Properties, Inc.


08/27/15
20150244852 
 Apparatus and  point-of-collection measurement of a biomolecular reaction patent thumbnailApparatus and point-of-collection measurement of a biomolecular reaction
A system, methods, and apparatus for biomolecular measurements, monitoring, and tracking uses a smartphone-based system. A biological sample, including, but not limited to blood, saliva, biopsy, or sweat, is collected on a modular diagnostic test platform, which is then inserted into a smartphone accessory.
Cornell University


08/27/15
20150244850 
 Intuitive computing methods and systems patent thumbnailIntuitive computing methods and systems
A portable computing device (e.g., a tablet or smartphone) senses audio and/or imagery from a user's environment, and acts to fulfill inferred or requested user desires. In one arrangement, a portable tablet computing device comprising: a wireless communications interface; a touch screen display; a camera for capturing video imagery; a microphone for capturing audio; a device input for initiating a discovery mode, in which the discovery mode includes processing camera-captured video imagery or microphone-captured audio to obtain identification of an object depicted in camera-captured video imagery or to obtain identification of microphone-captured audio, an identification obtained through the wireless communications interface; one or more multi-core processors; and memory storing software instructions for configuring said one or more multi-core processors for: responsive to a request received via said device input, initiating a discovery mode including processing real-time video imagery captured with said camera; causing a sensor pane to be displayed on said touch screen display, in which real-time captured video imagery is displayed along with augmented reality graphics within the sensor pane, and causing user-selectable graphic icons to be displayed within a first area of said touch screen display; causing highlighting of an object represented in captured real-time video imagery that is displayed within the sensor pane; and causing a user-selectable graphic icon to be displayed on said touch screen display to facilitate switching discovery modes from image to audio.
Digimarc Corporation


08/27/15
20150243258 
 Transparent gift card for overlaying a digital display patent thumbnailTransparent gift card for overlaying a digital display
A visual display assembly is provided for allowing an operator of digital device such as a smartphone to have an interactive experience with their display. The assembly or apparatus includes a digital device with a display screen and an overlay card for positioning over the display screen.
Disney Enterprises, Inc.


08/27/15
20150242981 
 Extending watermark detection distortion tolerances patent thumbnailExtending watermark detection distortion tolerances
The present disclosures relates generally to digital watermarking and data hiding. One claim recites a smartphone comprising: a camera to capture video of a display that is rendering video, in which the video comprises a first watermark signal embedded in a first portion of the data, a second watermark signal embedded in a second portion of the data, and a third watermark signal embedded in a third portion of the data, in which at least two of the first watermark signal, second watermark signal and third watermark signal are inversely related to one another; electronic memory for buffering data representing captured video; one or more electronic processors programmed for: applying a first perspective distortion to the data representing the captured video to yield first perspective distorted video; and analyzing the first perspective distorted video to detect digital watermarking, in which a second perspective distortion is applied to the data representing the captured video to yield second perspective distorted video when the analyzing does not detect digital watermarking, and then performing analyzing the second perspective distorted video to detect digital watermarking.
Digimarc Corporation


08/27/15
20150242809 
 Methods of transport of one or more items between locations patent thumbnailMethods of transport of one or more items between locations
Methods of causing transport of one or more items between two or more locations using computerized apparatus. In one embodiment, the one or more items comprise one or more pieces of luggage of a user which are shipped from a transportation facility such as an airport via user-instigated actions at a kiosk located within the facility.
West View Research, Llc


08/27/15
20150242668 
 Frame and app for smartphone for audio reading coded text patent thumbnailFrame and app for smartphone for audio reading coded text
A small fold-down optical frame holds a smart phone that is provided with reading software that enables those with vision impairment to be able to hear the written word as audible speech. The frame has a tray and a base and legs connecting them.

08/27/15
20150242585 
 Method and  monitoring a user and providing a schedule for a user patent thumbnailMethod and monitoring a user and providing a schedule for a user
A multipurpose device and/or application running on a smartphone device or the like that allows a user to be reached with discreet reminders and maintain an accurate schedule. Also disclosed is an application for patients, particularly alzheimer patients.

08/27/15
20150242584 
 Method for providing remote professional services patent thumbnailMethod for providing remote professional services
A device that allows professional service providers and patients/clients to communicate via video and telecommunications, while also allowing the service providers to bill for their time. The device can be a standalone device that is designed specifically for this purpose or a program that either the patient/client, the provider, or both, can download to either a smartphone, tablet, or computer.

08/27/15
20150238858 

Web-based game platform with mobile device motion sensor input


A distributed gaming platform is provided wherein mobile devices (e.g., a smartphone) with motion sensors are used as input controllers of a game. A cloud-based gaming rules engine manages multiple players and the content for display in the game.
Aquimo, Llc


08/27/15
20150238762 

Methods for user control of neurostimulation to modify a cognitive state


Described herein are methods for allowing a user to control a neuromodulator to modify a cognitive state being experienced by the user. The user may select a waveform ensemble from a hand-held user device having an interface, and the user may adjust the perceived intensity of the applied waveform ensemble with the user device while the waveform ensemble is being applied.

08/20/15
20150237477 

System for maintaining the integrity of a tour group


A group of tourists traveling, for example, in a foreign land needs to be sure that no-one becomes lost. Embodiments of the present invention take advantage of mobile wireless terminals colloquially known as “smartphones” to quickly identify any members of a tour group that stray from the group, and to help them rejoin the group.
Worldstrides


08/20/15
20150235497 

Method and system for the configuration of small locking systems


The present invention relates to a method and a system for the configuration of small locking systems with electronic locks, preferably electronic locking cylinders, which can preferably communicate with passive rfid cards. The present invention particularly relates to a method and a system which not only allows the easy configuration of locks/locking cylinders, but also of corresponding rfid cards, preferably by using a smartphone..
Simonsvoss Technologies Gmbh


08/20/15
20150235084 

Detecting user viewing difficulty from facial parameters


A method to determine whether a user is experiencing difficulty visually resolving content is disclosed. The method includes capturing one or more images of the user while the user is viewing the content.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


08/20/15
20150234796 

Creating, managing, and distributing dynamic content to smartphones


Methods, systems, and techniques for communicating with mobile users by providing dynamic content that is relevant to the user's immediate environment by taking environmental context into account such as location, time, weather, and the like are provided. Example embodiments provide an environment context-based mobile content management system (“ecmcms”).
Mobile Oxygen Llc


08/20/15
20150234468 

Hover interactions across interconnected devices


Example apparatus and methods support interactions between a hover-sensitive apparatus and other apparatus. A hover action performed in the hover space of one apparatus can control that apparatus or another apparatus.
Microsoft Corporation


08/20/15
20150234372 

Appliance capable of advertising needs and responding to needs of other appliances and systems


A home automation and control system that enables the coordinated performance of household functions by appliances and of shopping for consumables, including shopping for fast-moving consumer goods (fmcg) and other consumables that are needed and used by appliances and their consumer users. The disclosed system comprises one or more networked “smart” appliances and a controlling device such as a smartphone that executes an application configured to interact with the smart appliances.
Seed Labs Sp. Z O.o.


08/13/15
20150230044 

Updating vehicle software using a smartphone


Software for embedded vehicle computers in a motor vehicle is updated using a smart phone having bluetooth connectivity or usb connectivity. An application program or “app” running the phone queries a server via the internet, for any available software updates for a vehicle.
Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.


08/13/15
20150229747 

Integrated smartphone light accessory


An integrated smartphone light accessory for enabling the screen of a smartphone to be viewed in the presence of substantially any amount ambient light, including direct sunlight comprises four high capacity led light assemblies disposed on the frame of a smartphone around the screen. Each led light assembly is configured as conventional led, but additionally includes an attached power source, a switch for manually activating the led light, and an external adhesive for fastening the led light assembly to the smartphone.

08/13/15
20150229025 

Methods and conductive element deposition and formation


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


08/13/15
20150228133 

Secure door entry system and method


A method for controlling access to a secure area via an electronic door entry system includes the steps of: displaying a bar code associated with the door entry system which can be read by a smartphone, the bar code encoding instructions for establishing a communications channel between the smartphone and a remote authentication system where a passcode for the door entry system can be obtained by an authorised person; receiving authentication data for a person over the communications channel from the smartphone; authenticating a person based on the authentication data; communicating a passcode to the smartphone; receiving a passcode input at the door entry system; verifying the passcode; and, generating a door lock release signal for the door entry system if the passcode is verified.. .
Illinois Tool Works Inc. A Corporation


08/13/15
20150228066 

Rear encroaching vehicle monitoring and alerting system


A vehicle encroachment warning system comprising at least one rearward oriented sensing circuit for identifying a positional relationship and velocity of an approaching object. The sensing circuit can be a digital image capturing system, such as video.

08/13/15
20150228008 

System and supporting mobile unit connectivity for computer server to process specific orders


The present invention is an applications gateway that offers multiple functions and features for specific geographic venue locations, while providing easy access to advertising, purchasing, and redemption opportunities for that specific geographic venue location. Venue locations can be stadiums, shopping malls, amusement parks, open air spaces where people can congregate, and/or buildings, which most often require the presence of a concentration of people.
Connect720 Technologies, Llc


08/13/15
20150228007 

System and supporting mobile unit connectivity for computer server to process specific orders


The present invention is an applications gateway that offers multiple functions and features for specific geographic venue locations, while providing easy access to advertising, purchasing, and redemption opportunities for that specific geographic venue location. Venue locations can be stadiums, shopping malls, amusement parks, open air spaces where people can congregate, and/or buildings, which most often require the presence of a concentration of people.
Connect720 Technologies, Llc


08/13/15
20150227925 

Methods and arrangements for smartphone payments and transactions


The disclosure relates to digital signal processing such as digital watermarking, and the utilization of portable devices for such signal processing. One claim recites a portable device comprising a touch screen display; memory for storing a payload, and for storing portions of imagery; means for processing the payload with an erasure code generator, in which the erasure code generator produces a plurality of outputs corresponding to the payload; means for embedding a first of the plurality of outputs in a first portion of the imagery and proceeding with embedding until each of the plurality of outputs is embedded in portions of the imagery; and means for causing the touch screen display to display embedded portions of imagery so that a digital watermark reader analyzing captured image data representing the touch screen display can recover the payload.
Digimarc Corporation


08/13/15
20150227922 

Methods and arrangements for smartphone payments and transactions


The disclosure relates to a smartphone-based virtual wallet, that manages payment options available to a user. One claim recites a portable device comprising: a touch screen display; a microphone for capturing ambient audio; memory for storing an image; and one or more processors.
Digimarc Corporation


08/13/15
20150227915 

System and supporting mobile unit connectivity for computer server to process specific orders


The present invention is an applications gateway that offers multiple functions and features for specific geographic venue locations, while providing easy access to advertising, purchasing, and redemption opportunities for that specific geographic venue location. Venue locations can be stadiums, shopping malls, amusement parks, open air spaces where people can congregate, and/or buildings, which most often require the presence of a concentration of people.
Connect720 Technologies, Llc


08/13/15
20150227914 

System and supporting mobile unit connectivity for computer server to process specific orders


The present invention is an applications gateway that offers multiple functions and features for specific geographic venue locations, while providing easy access to advertising, purchasing, and redemption opportunities for that specific geographic venue location. Venue locations can be stadiums, shopping malls, amusement parks, open air spaces where people can congregate, and/or buildings, which most often require the presence of a concentration of people.
Connect720 Technologies, Llc


08/13/15
20150227284 

Movable barrier operator with remote monitoring capabilities


The present invention generally pertains to a diagnostic tool for a mobile device such as a smartphone or laptop, which helps a user to control, monitor, diagnose and troubleshoot a movable barrier operator. In an exemplary embodiment, software is downloadable by the user from their phone's service provider, or from an operator manufacturer's website.
Viking Access Systems, Llc


08/06/15
20150223278 

System and establishing a wireless connection


A system and method for establishing a wireless connection that functions in combination with a first wireless-enabled device and at least one second wireless-enabled device. The devices can include a desktop computer, a laptop computer, a tablet computer, a smartphone, a cell phone, a printer or a camera the system and method functions with a conventional wireless communication protocol such as bluetooth®, zipbee or wifi.

08/06/15
20150223040 

Mobile alert reporting and monitoring systems and methods


Computerized systems and methods may be used to enable users to report crimes, safety hazards or other perceived problems to the appropriate authorities via an alert. Such alerts maybe communicated to the authorities through any suitable communication method such as, for example, phone calls, email and/or sms text messages.
Livesafe, Inc.


08/06/15
20150222636 

System and assessing an application based on data from multiple devices


Disclosed herein is a system and method for efficiently gathering information about applications for mobile communications devices (e.g., smartphones, netbooks, and tablets) and using that information to produce assessments of the applications. To gather information, a server may send a request for application data to a mobile communications device.
Lookout, Inc.


08/06/15
20150222008 

Performance enhancing electronic steerable case antenna employing direct or wireless coupling


A auxiliary antenna system is provided for a portable electronic device such as a smartphone or cellular phone or pad computer. The system positions one or a plurality of auxiliary antennas in or on walls of a protective case surrounding the electronic device.
Xi3, Inc.


08/06/15
20150221149 

Wifi wallet payments and entry keys


A wifi wallet includes an app that installs on a smartphone or other mobile device having a wireless local area network connection manager and mobile telephone network access. Local preexisting wireless access points and routers are adjusted to transmit type (r)ssid service set identifiers in their beacons and to invite brand-named guest network logons.

08/06/15
20150221013 

Portable wireless devices associated with assets in a facility wirelessly providing data directly to portable wireless devices carried by users in the facility


Self-contained units provided associable with assets in a facility to provide information wirelessly portable handheld wireless devices carried by users to provide information about the assets. Units can also provide information to users located next the unit associated with assets and provide a user interface for user to obtain information and interact with the unit.

08/06/15
20150220867 

Cleanliness monitoring method and system


The present invention relates to a cleanliness monitoring method for enhancing hygiene in a room or area of a facility, especially a hospital. After cleaning, the level of cleanliness is verified via real time biological and/or microbiological measurements using a hand held device such as an atp luminometer.
Conceptmaking Aps


08/06/15
20150220766 

Barcode-reading enhancement system for a computing device that comprises a camera and an illumination system


This patent specification describes an attachment for a mobile device. The attachment may have an attachment feature designed to be attached to a mobile device such as a smartphone, tablet, or smartphone/tablet with a camera.
The Code Corporation


08/06/15
20150220629 

Sound melody as web search query


An internet search infrastructure features searches from a sound melody. The user may capture a melody or sing a known portion of the melody, and record it with the mobile application.

08/06/15
20150217628 

Window-mounted motor vehicle ventilation system


A window-mounted motor vehicle ventilation system has a duct, a fan, and a battery that allows for hot air in a parked car to be ventilated to the car's surroundings. In some embodiments, a thermostat allows the user to charge the device less frequently and a removable usb battery pack allows the user to charge the device using most smartphone chargers..

07/30/15
20150215753 

System and remote care and monitoring using a mobile device


A system and method for remote care and monitoring of the user of a mobile device, such as a smartphone, and for simplifying use of the mobile device by the user. The system and method comprises software, operable on the mobile device and/or a remote device (such as another smartphone, a computer (including, for example, a web-based application system) or other device), for facilitating the use of a mobile smartphone device while also enabling authorized users (e.g.
Leipzig Technology, Llc


07/30/15
20150215527 

Photographing apparatus


According to an embodiment, a cpu of a smartphone executes: a first process for judging whether or not there is a first input corresponding to first registered information in a short-distance photographing mode; a second process for, when it is judged in the first process that the first input corresponding to the first registered information exists, performing image pickup by an image sensor after elapse of a first time period and displaying a still image picked up and obtained on the display device; a third process for judging whether or not there is a second input corresponding to second registered information after displaying the still image picked up and obtained by the second process on the display device; and a fourth process for recording the still image to a memory when it is judged in the third process that the second input corresponding to the second registered information exists.. .
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


07/30/15
20150215514 

Device for wirelessly controlling a camera


A system for wirelessly controlling a camera including: a camera control device including a display and a transceiver, and a smartphone/tablet including a camera module, a display disposed on a first side of the smartphone/tablet, and a transceiver, the camera module including a first camera disposed on the first side of the smartphone/tablet and a second camera disposed on a second side of the smartphone/tablet, wherein when an image shown on the display of the smartphone/tablet is shown on the display of the camera control device, the camera control device is configured to control the smartphone/tablet to take a picture of the image shown on the display of the smartphone/tablet.. .
Voxx International Corporation


07/30/15
20150215295 

Shared secret arrangements and optical data transfer


Digital data is optically broadcast through an environment by controllably switching the brightness or chrominance of led solid state lamps, or of other illumination sources (e.g., television screens and backlit computer displays). This optical data channel is useful to convey cryptographic key data by which devices within the environment can authenticate themselves to a secure network.
Digimarc Corporation


07/30/15
20150215256 

Apparatus and multi-format communication integration


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, laptops, wearables, and the like, to present users with a multi-protocol, person-centric, multi-format inbox feed system for integrating multi-format communications.
Entefy Inc.


07/30/15
20150213657 

Support server, mobile terminal, and support system


The fuel replenishment amount to a vehicle at each time is collected by a support server 10 through a smartphone 20. Then, information corresponding to calculation results such as the fuel remaining amount based on the information collected by the support server 10 is transmitted to a user through the smartphone 20.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.


07/30/15
20150213440 

Pre-paid virtual card and its creation and its utilization


A pre-paid virtual card has an identifier number that includes the telephone subscription number of a smartphone, by which the pre-paid virtual card is created at the moment in which an application (app), developed to create the pre-paid virtual card, is downloaded onto the smartphone, to automatically associate with its identifier the telephone subscription number, and to establish at least a first connection with an electronic money institution (emi), with which at least the e-mail address of the holder of the subscription, a password for subsequent access, and a pin security code for future payments instructions must be registered.. .
2 Pay S.r.l.


07/30/15
20150213251 

Method, device, and system of protecting a log-in process of a computerized service


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).
Biocatch Ltd.


07/30/15
20150213246 

Method, device, and system of generating fraud-alerts for cyber-attacks


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).
Biocatch Ltd.


07/30/15
20150212843 

Method, device, 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).
Biocatch Ltd.


07/30/15
20150212830 

Auto-waking of a suspended os in a dockable system


A mobile computing device with a mobile operating system and desktop operating system running concurrently and independently on a shared kernel without virtualization. The mobile operating system provides a user experience for the mobile computing device that suits the mobile environment.
Z124


07/30/15
20150212057 

Wearable air quality monitor


A wearable digital air quality monitor, which can display the exact sampling of carbon monoxide (co) and particulate matter (pm) data, and a program capable of performing the functions of sampling, interpreting the sampled data through an interpolation function on the sensors' response curve, controlling the heating element to the exact specifications of the metal oxide sensor, and calibration. Exposed to clean air environment, the cpu controls the heating element cycle to ensure a optimum sensor sensitivity to the co and it then calibrates the sensor.

07/30/15
20150208841 

Multi-purpose utensil mat


Implementations of a multi-purpose utensil mat are provided. In some implementations the utensil mat may be flat, rectangular material.

07/23/15
20150208357 

Interactively cooperative mobile communication device power management


Mobile communication devices, like smartphones, cooperatively interact with one another and with a communication provider, like a cellular telephone provider, to manage power usage by the mobile devices, where the communication capabilities of the devices are still retained. For example, for two mobile devices, the first device may be placed into a reduced-power mode, while the second device remains in a non-reduced-power mode.
Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (singapore) Pte.ltd.


07/23/15
20150208255 

Automatic network device replacement using a smartphone


In a method for replacement of a failed network device in a data communication network, unique identifiers associated with the failed network device and a replacement network device are obtained using a handheld wireless device, such as a smartphone. A network management system modifies a configuration file to replace the unique identifier associated with the failed network device with the unique identifier associated with the replacement network device.
Adtran, Inc.


07/23/15
20150207918 

Mobile system for turning a mobile phone screen into a mirror


A smartphone function that constructs a mirror function on a smartphone screen is disclosed. A front camera automatically turns on with a flip of touch and the image from the camera lens is viewed within a mirror frame that has a display window.

07/23/15
20150207907 

Housing


The invention relates to a housing (10) for a device that has a touch screen (14), particularly for a tablet pc (12) or a smartphone, comprising a receiving portion (16) that has a receiving contour (18) which is adapted to the outer contour of the device (12) and into which said device (12) can be inserted such that it fits exactly, with the touch screen (14) facing an upper side (20) of said receiving portion (16); and comprising a cover (24) that is connected to said receiving portion (16) by means of at least one hinge (22), and that can be pivoted from a closed position in which it covers the upper side (20) of the receiving portion (16), into an open position in which it is lifted from the upper side (20) of the receiving portion (16) thus exposing the touch screen (14). Said cover (24) comprises a transparent covering element (30) in the form of a film or a thin pane that is arranged relative to the receiving contour (18) in such a manner that, when in the closed position, it is held flat against the touch screen (14) of the device (12) located in said receiving contour (18)..
Esselte Leitz Gmbh & Co Kg


07/23/15
20150206389 

System and providing an integrated wagering and interactive media platform


The invention relates to systems and methods of providing an integrated wagering and interactive media platform. The system may allow various types of third party interactive media providers such as video game publishers (including smartphone and tablet game publishers, console game publishers, etc.), video and other multimedia download or streaming services, and others to access outcomes of real-world wagers associated with users so that the outcomes may be revealed in association with interactive media.
Game Play Network, Inc. D/b/a Oddz


07/23/15
20150206357 

Multi-stage diagnostic system and method


A multi-stage diagnostic system and related method which seeks diagnostic information from a secondary information source when a first information source does not yield sufficient data for producing a diagnostic result. In particular, diagnostic process includes a first stage of communicating with an onboard vehicle computer to retrieve diagnostic trouble codes therefrom.
Innova Electronics, Inc.


07/23/15
20150206349 

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.
Goldrun Corporation


07/23/15
20150206243 

Method and system for measuring financial asset predictions using social media


A method according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, storing a prediction of an individual on a computing device. The prediction is a prediction of a value of a financial asset over a time period.

07/23/15
20150206140 

Credit card transaction method using smartphone without using credit card sales slip


The present invention relates to a credit card transaction method using a smartphone without using a credit card sales slip, and the method comprises an authorization request step, a preliminary authorization transmitting step, a signing step, a signature transmitting step, a signature comparing step, and a slip transmitting step. More particularly, the present invention relates to a credit card transaction method in which credit card authorization information is transmitted to the smartphone of a user when the user uses a credit card, signature data is transmitted to a credit card company to obtain normal authorization when the user inputs a signature to the smartphone to which the authorization has been transmitted, and a slip is transmitted to the smartphone from the store in which the payment is being performed by the credit card, thus performing a normal credit card transaction without a paper credit card sales slip..
Korea Creadic Life Co., Ltd


07/23/15
20150206136 

Mobile secure element based shared cardholder verification


In a payment-enabled smartphone, a shared cardholder verification method (cvm) applet serves a number of mobile payment cardlets. The shared cvm applet validates cvm information input by a user of the smartphone and in response issues a cvm token.
Mastercard International Incorporated


07/23/15
20150206122 

Point of sale normalization and extension services for invoice management


A method and a device are disclosed including software components that run on a computing device to allow extension of services to customers of a provider of services and/or goods, such as a restaurant. The extension of services include remote pre-selection and pre-ordering of goods and services prior to making contact with a point of sale (pos) by a customer, authorization and/or authentication of users, association of the customer with one of multiple pos via a quick response code (qrc), updating of orders, adaptive learning of order patterns to generate customer profiles, recommendation of goods/services, normalization of data, separate billing for various payers, and the like.

07/23/15
20150205957 

Method, device, and system of differentiating between a legitimate user and a cyber-attacker


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).
Biocatch Ltd.


07/23/15
20150205955 

Method, device, and system of differentiating among users based on responses to injected interferences


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).
Biocatch Ltd.


07/23/15
20150205792 

Method for object recognition, corresponding system, apparatus and computer program product


Searches performed in a data base using image descriptors of query images are managed via a mobile communication device, such as a smartphone, a tablet, etc., by: extracting at the mobile device grayscale and color descriptors of query images, sending the grayscale descriptors as compressed grayscale descriptors of query images from the mobile device to a server for searching in the data base, receiving at the mobile device results of the search, using color descriptors of query images in disambiguating the results by: i) sending the color descriptors as compressed color descriptors of query images from the mobile device to the server and receiving at the mobile device disambiguated search results from the server, or ii) receiving at the mobile device non-disambiguated search results from the server and disambiguating the search results by means of the color descriptors extracted at the mobile device to produce disambiguated search results.. .
Stmicroelectronics S.r.l.


07/23/15
20150205734 

Adapter for personal electronic devices and methods of use thereof


An adapter for converting signals in a first format to signals in a second format for enabling a personal electronic device such as laptop computer, tablet computer, smartphone and the like, to communicate with a contactless smart card reader via another adapter. Embodiments include an adapter for enabling a personal electronic device to communicate, via communication channel comprising data signals over universal serial bus (usb) channel, with a contactless smart card reader..
On Track Innovations Ltd.


07/23/15
20150205560 

Display screen with variable size, mobile terminal and implementation method thereof


The present disclosure relates to a display screen with variable size, a mobile terminal and an implementation method thereof. The display screen with variable size may include a main display screen and a folding screen.
Huizhou Tcl Mobile Communication Co., Ltd.


07/23/15
20150205482 

Dynamic visual statistical data display navigation limited display device


Embodiments include methods for distributing visual display information related to a plurality of items to one or more display devices, and methods for rendering visual display information related to a plurality of items by a display device. Embodiments also comprise display devices, servers, and computer-readable media embodying one or more of these methods.
Visible Market, Inc.


07/23/15
20150205183 

Mobile telephone application for a lighted mirror effect


A mobile application with a lighted mirror effect features an image area created by the smartphone's user-directed camera. The application may provide a perimeter of illumination discs around the image area.

07/23/15
20150204678 

Guiding users in an area


A user can use a portable electronic device to read destination information at a starting location. The portable electronic device can be, for example, a smartphone.
Inventio Ag


07/23/15
20150201883 

Intrinsic frequency based determination of insulin resistance


Systems, devices, and methods are described in which intrinsic frequency calculation (direct and/or by approximation) of a pulse pressure waveform is used make a determination of metabolic syndrome and/or insulin resistance or sensitivity. The pulse pressure waveform may be obtained non-invasively using a smartphone platform or be otherwise obtained..
California Institute Of Technology


07/23/15
20150201880 

Integrated injection system and communication device


An integrated system for injection including an injection device (10) in electronic connection with a communication device (a) is provided. The external communication device may be a handheld electronic device such as a smartphone or a dedicated reader such as a reader capable of reading information contained on an rfid tag.
Becton Dickinson France S.a.s.


07/23/15
20150201741 

Strap securing piece


The present invention relates to a securing piece for securing a thin article to be secured, such as a hand strap (band) to a smartphone device back surface. The present invention involves the formation of a flexible metal securing plate (1) and two facing strap raised holes (3) in the securing plate, and comprised in a part inside each strap raised hole (3) there is an extending securing section (5), and a fastening part (7) is formed in the end of each securing section (5).

07/23/15
20150201723 

Encasements for an electronic device having a biometric scanner


This disclosure relates to apparatuses for housing an electronic device with a biometric scanner. In various instances, the apparatuses are waterproof housings or encasements.
Treefrog Developments, Inc.


07/16/15
20150201300 

Method and system for estimating a position of a target using a plurality of smart-phones


A method is disclosed for estimating a position of a target using a plurality of smartphones, each smartphone being capable of communicating with the target over a limited wireless range, the method comprising providing a target transmitting a wireless signal having a corresponding identification for uniquely identifying the target; providing the corresponding identification of the target to track to a group of smartphones; each smartphone of the group of smartphones being capable of receiving the signal transmitted if the target is in its vicinity and storing the corresponding identification of the target with a time stamp and an indication of a corresponding location of the smartphone and obtaining each of the stored corresponding identifications of the target with a time stamp and an indication of a corresponding location of the smartphone to thereby estimate a position of the target.. .
Otodata Wireless Network, Inc.


07/16/15
20150201219 

System and pixel data compression


A system for, and method of, pixel data compression and a smartphone incorporating the system or the method. In one embodiment, the system includes: (1) a differential pulse code modulation encoder operable differentially to compress the two pixel values losslessly to yield two losslessly compressed pixel values and (2) an entropy encoder coupled to the differential pulse code modulation encoder and configured to receive and entropy-encode the losslessly compressed pixel values using a tiered technique to yield entropy-encoded, losslessly compressed pixel values.
Nvidia Corporation


07/16/15
20150200463 

Switchable multi-radiator high band antenna apparatus and methods


Switchable multi-radiator high band antenna apparatus, and methods of tuning and utilizing the same. In one embodiment, the antenna apparatus is configured to operate in lower and upper frequency bands, for use within a handheld mobile device (e.g., cellular telephone or smartphone).
Pulse Finland Oy


07/16/15
20150199977 

Hearing aid and a improving speech intelligibility of an audio signal


A system for improving speech intelligibility of an audio signal, comprises a hearing aid (10), a server (71), and an external device (50)—such as a smartphone or a tablet computer. The hearing aid has a short range transceiver.
Widex A/s


07/16/15
20150199889 

Detection system


A detection system for detecting the presence and direction of a subject moving through a doorway is disclosed. The system comprises magnets disposed on the doorway, a communication device, typically a smartphone and a server.
Tata Consultancy Services Ltd.


07/16/15
20150199549 

Barcode-reading capabilities of a portable, hand-held computing device that comprises a camera


This patent specification describes an attachment for a mobile device. The attachment may have an attachment feature designed to be attached to a mobile device such as a smartphone, tablet, or smartphone/tablet with a camera.
The Code Corporation


07/16/15
20150198939 

System and alerting a user


The system and method provides users with customized alerts that are unique to each user and environment through the use of an application in communication with a smart wireless signaling puck, the puck vibrates in response to alerts based on a customized vibration pattern from the smartphone and from time based commands stored in memory on the puck.. .

07/16/15
20150198346 

Hvac control system and controlling an hvac system


A control system is configured to improve the efficiency of the heating and/or cooling equipment, and to aid in cutting costs associated with the running of the heating and/or cooling equipment. That is, to save the user on utility costs, while maintaining comfort within the space that is controlled.

07/16/15
20150196763 

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


07/16/15
20150196241 

Startscreen diagnostics


The sensors of a smartphone, tablet, laptop or other device is used to record user actions during attempts to unlock the device. The touch-sensitive surface of a smartphone or other touchscreen, accelerometer, magnetometer, inclinometer, gyro, gps, camera, and microphone may amongst other sensors be used to record user responses to a login challenge.

07/09/15
20150195810 

Method of estimating position of user device


The invention provides a method of estimating the position of a user device carried by a user, the method comprising: providing an initial position of the user device; measuring a vertical acceleration of the user device, thereby generating vertical acceleration data; measuring an orientation of the user device, thereby generat ing principal direction data; processing the vertical acceleration data to detect one or more steps taken by the user, and subsequently validating the detection of one or more of said one or more steps; generating one or more motion vectors in respect of the validated steps taken by the user using the principal direction data; and estimating an updated position of the user device by combining the motion vector(s) with the initial position. The method may be used by, for example, a smartphone to estimate its position, particularly where other positioning systems are unavailable..
Sensewhere Limited


07/09/15
20150195666 

Device, method and software for measuring distance to a sound generator by using an audible impulse signal.


A device method and software for measuring distance to a sound generator, such as a loudspeaker, by using an audible impulse signal is disclosed. This invention provides a significant improvement over past systems for measuring distance with, for example, a smartphone or tablet device, with measurable accuracy within a fraction of an inch, making it suitable for even the most demanding professional applications,.

07/09/15
20150195495 

Laser event recorder


There is provided a laser event recorder (100) comprising an image sensor, a processing unit coupled to the image sensor, and a wireless transceiver coupled to the processing unit. The processing unit is configured to identify when the image sensor is illuminated by a laser (16); in response to the identification, record a laser event comprising at least one characteristic feature of the laser (16); and send the recorded laser event to a central server (300) using the wireless transceiver.
The Secretary Of State For Defence


07/09/15
20150195494 

Smartphone infant monitor


A smartphone infant monitor comprising a monitor, where the monitor includes a housing positioned near a child; a camera lens on the monitor; a touchscreen on a front face of the monitor, where the touchscreen displays an image and operates a plurality of functions associated with the monitor; a signal sent from the monitor to a smartphone, where the signal provides two way communication between the monitor and the smartphone; an interface screen displayed on the smartphone, where the interface screen enables the user to operate a plurality of functions on the monitor; and a securing means attached to a backside of the housing, where the securing means positions the monitor at a desired location near the child.. .

07/09/15
20150195489 

System and smart devices based conferencing


The present disclosure relates to a multi-site, multi-location, three dimensional video conferencing system that incorporates at least one conferencing apparatus that is operatively coupled with a server (say in the cloud), wherein the conferencing apparatus enables user's own smartphones and/or tablets to be inserted/detected therein to enable conferencing to take place.. .
Arun Sobti & Associates, Llc


07/09/15
20150195482 

Method, system and smartphone that chooses optimal image to reduce shutter shake


An image capturer for reducing the effect of shutter shake of a digital camera in a smartphone, a method of capturing an image employing a digital camera, and a smartphone. In one embodiment, the image capturer includes: (1) a control interface configured to receive a command to photograph a scene and (2) a best shot determiner, coupled to the control interface and configured to select, after a focused image of the scene has been acquired and in response to receiving the command, a captured image of the scene based on sharpness metrics..
Nvidia Corporation


07/09/15
20150195373 

Apparatus and methods for ensuring delivery of geographically relevant content


Apparatus and methods for ensuring delivery of geographically relevant content to ip-enabled user devices associated with a content distribution network. In one embodiment, the network (or designated content source) determines a geographic context or location of the user device, and uses this information to manage the packaging and delivery of content thereto so as to obey blackout restrictions and/or provide content which is relevant to the geographic context/location.
Time Warner Cable Enterprises Llc


07/09/15
20150195336 

Distribution mechanism for router applications


Systems, methods and computer program products download application packages to a mobile device from a traditional application store. The application package may include two applications, a first application executed on the mobile device (e.g., tablet computer, smartphone etc running an android or ios operating system) and a second application for execution on the router.
Qualcomm Incorporated


07/09/15
20150195288 

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 Corp.


07/09/15
20150195002 

Multiple-path noise cancellation


A communication device, such as a smartphone or tablet, includes a communication interface with noise cancellation logic. The noise cancellation logic includes a lead path and a reference path.
Broadcom Corporation




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