|| List of recent Smartphone-related patents
|Enabling a secure environment through operating system switching|
Described systems and methods allow a host system, such as a computer or a smartphone, to enable a secure environment, which can be used to carry out secure communications with a remote service provider, for applications such as online banking, e-commerce, private messaging, and online gaming, among others. A hypervisor oversees a switch between an insecure environment and the secure environment, in response to a user input, or in response to an event such as receiving a telephone call.
Bitdefender Ipr Management Ltd.
|System and viewers to comment on television programs for display on remote websites using mobile applications|
A software system, method, application that allows television and cinema viewers to create, store, and display on remote websites comments pertaining to viewed content (e.g. Programs, streaming movies, advertisements).
Social Commenting, Llc
|Interface for interaction with a compendium by members of a group|
A system, method, and user interface for interacting with digital yearbooks, memory books, or other types of photo books via a smartphone or tablet (device). Electronic books can be viewed easily on the user's device.
|Ergonomic micro user interface display and editing|
A method and apparatus is disclosed for more efficient editing and reading comprehension of text and other content on a computer screen with a virtual keyboard and limited space, such as would be found on a mobile device such as smartphone, tablet, handheld computer or an automobile dashboard, or an appliance with a small screen. The method provides aids that assist in saccadic related cognition of limited text display, especially condensed or abbreviated text.
|Method of generating physical mail from electronic messages|
A system for transmitting user messages to a recipient via standard physical mail is disclosed. A data service provided over the internet or other data network receives a message, addressee information, and payment from a user via a network-enabled device such as a personal computer or smartphone.
|Smartphone-based methods and systems|
Methods and arrangements involving portable devices, such as smartphones and tablet computers, are disclosed. Exemplary arrangements utilize the camera portions of such devices to identify nearby subjects, and take actions based thereon.
|Analyte concentration alert function for analyte sensor system|
Systems, methods, and apparatuses that provide alerts based on analyte data and acceleration data. An analyte sensor may generate the analyte data.
A wireless communication device having a breath sensor and a proximity sensor to measure the distance from a user to the device. The breath sensor is configured to measure or detect various components in the user's breath that may be indicative of a health issue.
|Method and system for pre and post processing of beacon id signals|
A wireless beacon message management system and method of operating the system with a mobile device. At least one wireless beacon is strategically located in a premises, such as a building or other geocentrically defined area.
|Mobile video editing and sharing for social media|
A mobile video editing and sharing systems for social media referred to as the capture system, which improves over prior video editing systems for smartphones through a more extensive editing suite including functionality for adding and altering music to video files. The video editing portion of the system allows for further creative freedom and expansion than what is already offered.
The present invention regards a communication system (10; 10a; 10b; 10c) comprising at least one communication device (36, 36a, 36b, 36c) configured to connect to other communication devices (36, 36a, 36b, 36c) via an audio and data link (52). The communication device (36, 36a, 36b, 36c) comprises at least a receiver unit (40), an output transducer (32), a microphone (22, 22′), a transmitter unit (42), and a control unit (38).
Smartphones backgroung uplink small data packet optimization
A communication apparatus includes a wireless transceiver that transmits data packets including background traffic data packets and a transceiver control unit that controls transmission by the wireless transceiver of the data packets. The transceiver control unit receives, prior to their transmission, all data packets that are to be transmitted by the wireless transceiver.
Verizon Patent And Licensing, Inc.
Generating panoramic images
Methods and systems for generating panoramic images using images captured from, for instance, a camera-enabled mobile device (e.g., a smartphone, tablet, wearable computing device, or other device) are provided. More particularly, a panoramic image can be generated from images simultaneously captured from at least two cameras facing in different directions, such as a front facing camera and a rear facing camera of a camera-enabled mobile device.
Input devices and methods
Devices and methods for providing an interface to a computing device are disclosed herein. The disclosed embodiments allow a user to utilize a first computing device, such as a smartphone or other mobile computing device, as a mouse-like peripheral input device for an associated second computing device, such as a tablet computing device.
Portable biometric monitoring devices having location sensors
Assisted-gps for a portable biometric monitoring device is provided. The portable biometric monitoring device may obtain updated ephemeris data from an associated secondary device via a short-range, low-power communication protocol.
Enhanced wireless location system and method
An identification tag has at least a controller, a receiver for receiving wireless signals from an exciter, and a transmitter for transmitting wireless signals to at least one location receiver (which may be a wlan access point). The tag's controller can determine the presence of interference from sources unrelated to the location system, such as smartphones, tablets, computer monitors etc., and signal an alert accordingly..
Configurable footwear sole structures controlled by a smartphone app algorithm using sensors in the smartphone and the soles
A smartphone or other mobile computer app that causes a smartphone or another mobile computer device to actively control a configuration of footwear structural elements located in both footwear of a device user. Sensors are located in both footwear soles and in the device of the user.
Flash drive with multiple functions integrated via a controller
A method and apparatus that includes multiple functions integrated utilizing a single control module of a flash drive is disclosed. The integrated functions can be utilized by the flash drive to communicate with computing devices to which the flash drive is connected.
Systems and methods for providing control of a wagering device using a smartphone or mobile device
Gaming systems and methods are set forth for players to link a player mobile communication device such as a smart phone to a gaming terminal to present at the player mobile communication device display an auxiliary or substitute player interface for controlling the game.. .
Method, apparatus and system for electronically establishing ownership of a physical media carrier
A method and system for allowing owners of a physical work, such as a book, to purchase an electronic version of the work by validating their ownership of the work using a personal electronic device, such as a smartphone, and marking the work. The owner is instructed to mark the work and to capture camera images of the work.
Gesture detecting device, gesture recognition device
An object of the present invention is to make it possible for smart devices such as smartphones to provide new operability to users. A gesture detecting device includes a motion detecting unit and a processor.
Systems and methods for remote control adaptive configuration
The present disclosure is directed to systems and methods in which a controllable device transfers to the remote device, such as to a remote control application (“app”) located on a smartphone, a data structure identifying various functions that can be controlled by a remote device, together with the identity of the signal type that will achieve the desired operation. The remote device, upon accepting input directly from the remote device, can then allow the remote device user to select how controls of the various functions are to be configured and presented to, or otherwise selectively arranged for a user on a user interface of the remote device.
Clutch case with outer mounting plate for holding a smartphone
A clutch case comprises a pair of clamshell members hinged together at a bottom edge thereof such that the members, when closed, form an interior chamber for containing objects and, when open, provide access to the interior chamber. The clutch case also includes a smartphone mounting plate to hold a smartphone.
Remote media streaming
A redirection device for remote streaming media reroutes media content sent to the receiving device, typically located in the home of the subscriber, to the subscriber's mobile device such as a laptop or smartphone. Remote media streaming provides media recipients with capabilities for out-of-home (ooh) viewing for remotely rendering media content from a subscriber based receiving device to a personal electronic device.
Time Warner Cable Enterprises Llc
Using a smartphone for remote interaction with visual user interfaces
Methods and systems are provided for establishing an interaction session between a visual interface on any of a wide range of devices (e.g., pos, atm, computer, television, or other visual display) and a smartphone having a camera by using the smartphone camera to scan or capture a special image (e.g., a qr code) presented on the visual interface. The special image serves as a token mark that can graphically encode information about the visual interface and the operator or owner of the device presenting the visual interface.
Virtual postage based on image recognition
A number of approaches for using a camera or other device to capture an image of an arbitrary signature, drawing and/or other scribble rendered on a package and utilizing the captured image as electronic postage for shipping the package to the recipient destination. A sender wishing to send a package handwrites a signature or other scribble directly onto the package that is to be shipped.
Using bioauthentication in near-field-communication transactions
In order to authenticate a user to facilitate conducting a financial transaction via wireless communication between an electronic device (such as a smartphone) and another electronic device (such as a point-of-sale terminal), the electronic device may securely communicate an authentication-complete indicator to a secure element in the electronic device. In particular, a secure enclave processor in a processor may provide the authentication-complete indicator to the secure element using an encrypted token when received authentication information (such as a biometric identifier of the user) matches stored authentication information.
Using biometric authentication for nfc-based payments
In order to validate a user to facilitate conducting a high-valued financial transaction via wireless communication between an electronic device (such as a smartphone) and another electronic device (such as a point-of-sale terminal), the electronic device may authenticate the user prior to the onset of the high-valued financial transaction. In particular, a secure enclave processor in a processor may provide local validation information that is specific to the electronic device to a secure element in the electronic device when received local authentication information that is specific to the electronic device (such as a biometric identifier of the user) matches stored authentication information.
Connected tracker for oral health implements
A connected activity tracker for oral health implements is provided for use during oral health care activities carried out daily by a user. A connected activity tracker is provided including an activity sensor that provides activity data for various oral health implements.
Beam Technologies Inc
Spirometer comprising piezoelectric sensor
The present invention is directed to a spirometer comprising a piezoelectric sensor and the use of the spirometer in measuring a user's lung performance and/or tracking a user's lung performance over a period of time. The spirometer is configured so that fluid flow through a housing produces oscillating stresses in a piezoelectric material.
South Jersey Engineering & Research, Llc
Method and locating a low-power wireless device using a smartphone
A first smartphone or electronic device may predict the location of a second electronic device using low power wireless interfaces, trilateration techniques, and global positioning system coordinates. A smartphone may detect the presence of a second electronic device using low power wireless interfaces and then communicate the predicted location to another smartphone.
Method and system for determining the location and position of a smartphone based on image matching
The present invention relates to a method and system for determining location and position for the effective use thereof in a location-based service by precisely determining information on the location and position of a user terminal, such as a smartphone, to provide the determined location and position to the user terminal using a georeferenced reference image db preconstructed on a server on a network or on the user terminal, and images captured by a camera of the user terminal.. .
University Of Seoul Industry Cooperation Foundation
Application of the invoke facility service to restrict invocation of compound wireless mobile communication services: division 3 - invocation test path efficiency
This invention provides the processes to efficiently evaluate a boolean expression of events used to determine if a smartphone app is to be invoked. Its basis is to establish, for each app, a minimal inverted tree that terminates with leaves that indicate the boolean expression evaluation of “true” or “false”, where a “true” value indicates the associated app is to be invoked or a “false” indicates the associated app is not to be invoked.
Application of the invoke facility service to restrict invocation of compound wireless mobile communication services: division 1- formation of restricted spatial boundaries
This invention provides a mechanism for invocation of wireless mobile terminal (smartphone) apps according to spatial events. The spatial events relate to either entering or being within or exiting or being outside of a physical space.
Server and providing learner-customized learning service
A server and method for providing a learner-customized learning service are provided, whereby a correct answer rate is checked based on a real-time solving process and/or solving time for answering a question provided to a learner terminal such as a fixed terminal such as a computer or a portable terminal such as a smartphone. A difficulty level of the questions addressed to the learner terminal is adjusted and the questions are provided according to the correct answer rate.
Server and managing learning
A server and method for managing learning is provided. A correct answer ratio is checked based on a real-time solving process and solving time of a question provided to a learner by using a terminal such as a computer or a portable terminal such as a smartphone to induce the learner to sincerely learn..
Automatic hearing aid adaptation over time via mobile application
A hearing assistance system for delivering sounds to a listener provides for programming of a hearing assistance device, such as a hearing aid, using a communication link with a secondary device such as a smartphone. An example hearing assistance system may compensate for a patient's hearing deficit in a gradually progressing fashion over a configured period of absolute time, device operation time, or a combination of absolute and operation time.
Starkey Laboratories, Inc.
Methods and enhanced reality messaging
A method for delivering an enhanced reality message includes recording a holographic image displayed on a matte surface with the built in camera of a mobile electronic device, such as a web-cam, tablet, smartphone, iphone or the like. The camera takes a photo of the marker and software in an app of the electronic device produces a calibration reference based on the specific marker.
Food feedback interface systems and methods
An interface, computer-implemented process, and system are provided to facilitate a community for sharing food choices in an online social forum (e.g., in a crowd sourced feedback forum) or network. A process includes receiving an image of food by a first user (e.g., from a user's smartphone camera), causing communication of the image of the food for delivery to devices of other users, and receiving comments from at least one other user based on the communicated image of the food.
Food Feedback, Inc.
Systems and methods for improved coverage of input media in content summarization
The disclosed technology includes techniques for improved content coverage in automatically-generated content summaries. The technique may include clustering a set of input content, determining diffusion for each cluster, and selecting representatives of each cluster to optimize other secondary metrics.
Eyewatch atm and wire transfer fraud prevention system
A method of credit card fraud prevention, utilizing the iris scan image converted to an encrypted mathematical value as stated above, as a means of authentication and identification prior to the authorization of the credit card transaction. The iris scan methodology in this present invention can be used for authentication and identification for all atm transactions and for bank wire transfer transactions over the internet and mobile channels.
System and efficient allocation of resources in a financial services branch
A system for efficient allocation of resources in a financial services branch includes a branch computer system and a remote solutions server which are in communication with a core banking server. The branch computer system includes various computer, network devices and equipment for branch operations.
Cash Flow Management, Inc.
Wireless communication system, mobile terminal device, and program for use in mobile terminal device
A mobile terminal server (40) distributes information on an item put up for auction at an auction venue and bid price information to a smartphone (11), and every time the information on the item is changed, transmits empty data as well as a bid price that is automatically raised by a server (30) until it reaches the lowest acceptable price. The smartphone (11) receives the distributed bid price information and displays the bid price on a display unit (113).
Quest Japan Co. Ltd.
Systems and methods for mobile advertising on multi-sim devices
Systems and methods are disclosed for managing mobile advertisement in a smartphone that has multiple subscriber identification module (sim) capability to more effectively and more efficiently target mobile ads to smartphone users. Multi-sim-capable devices such as dsda devices have two subscriptions (e.g., two phone numbers) to one or more mobile telephony networks.
Situational awareness personal service
A situational awareness personal service (saps) receives data records from a wide variety of data sources and provides real-time, tailored, situational awareness (sa) information to subscribers. The sa information, which can include course of action recommendations and threat assessments, can be made available and affordable to the general public.
Process to promote healthy behaviors through motivation using mobile messaging and geofencing technologies
Provided is a mobile health and wellness motivational system in which users specify times and/or locations where they know they will need help with lifestyle challenges. Using the smartphone's clock and geo-fencing technologies, a motivational message arrives at the specified time and/or location.
Removable device for inspecting polish of an optical fiber endface using a portable camera, and related components, systems, and methods
A fiber inspection device is configured to be removably attached to a portable camera, such as a smartphone or other mobile computing device. The device may be arranged to have a slim form factor that complements the form factor of the smartphone or other device.
Corning Cable Systems Llc
Mobile measurement devices, instruments and methods
A portable instrument or apparatus includes a portable device and a rangefinder module. The rangefinder module can be attached to the portable device, which may be any suitable smartphone, tablet or other consumer electronics device having a camera.
Ikegps Group Limited
Methods and apparatuses for capturing images used for generating 3d models of rooms
Methods and apparatuses for capturing images used for generating three-dimensional (3d) models of rooms are described herein. User location indicators and image location indicators are displayed on a display of a mobile computing device, such as, but not limited to, a smartphone, a tablet computing device, or a laptop computer.
Image processing device, image processing method and recording medium
An object of the present invention is to provide an image processing device and the like that can generate a composite image in a desired focusing condition. In a smartphone 1, an edge detecting section 107 detects an edge as a feature from a plurality of input images taken with different focusing distances, and detects the intensity of the edge as a feature value.
Combined radio frequency identification (rfid) and wireless charging electromagnetic wave absorber, combined rfid and wireless charging wireless antenna including same, and manufacturing same
A combined rfid and wireless charging electromagnetic wave absorber, a combined rfid and wireless charging wireless antenna including same, and a method for manufacturing same. The electromagnetic wave absorber not only performs separate functions of rfid and wireless charging and provides stable operating characteristics, but also has a structure in which an electromagnetic wave absorber and a wireless antenna are integrally coupled so as to maximize the respective performance thereof.
Nanomag Co., Ltd.
Chemical and physical sensing with a reader and rfid tags
A method of detecting a stimulus can include detecting an output from a radio frequency identification tag including a sensor. A smartphone-based sensing strategy can use chemiresponsive nanomaterials integrated into the circuitry of commercial near field communication tags to achieve non-line-of-sight, portable, and inexpensive detection and discrimination of gas phase chemicals (e.g., ammonia, hydrogen peroxide, cyclohexanone, and water) at part-per-thousand and part-per-million concentrations..
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
Apparatus for supporting an electronic device
An apparatus is disclosed for supporting an electronic device, such as a laptop computer, a tablet computer, a smartphone, or an e-reader when travelling on a train or other public transportation. The apparatus is designed to fold into a portable, compact unit when not being used.
Stauber Products Llc
Smart device assisted commerce
Systems, devices, and methods used to provide real-time product information for retail products and services are generally disclosed herein. One example embodiment includes a referral application operating on a smartphone, configured to correlate data from multiple sources and provide context-aware recommendations and information relevant to a product or service being evaluated by a consumer in the physical shopping environment (such as a retail store).
Network of tags
Systems and methods are disclosed for communicating product or service information to a potential purchaser. A product or item describing a service are scanned to obtain both a product or service code and an advertisement promotion code provided by a vendor/retailer or manufacturer of the product or service using a smartphone of a first user.
System and visitor guidance and registration using digital locations
A system including a smartphone or tablet of a visiting user accessing a web site and security system of a visited person, the security system having a secured area with the visited person located at a predetermined location within the secured area, the web site downloading an initial geographical location of the visiting user from the smartphone or tablet of the visiting user, a processor of the web site generating and sending a map to the smartphone or tablet based upon the downloaded initial geographic location of the visiting user and the predetermined location of the visited person, the smartphone or table displaying the generated map on a display of the smartphone or tablet guiding the visiting user from the initial location of the visiting user to the predetermined location of the visited person and the processor of the website dynamically updating the map displayed on the smartphone or tablet.. .
Honeywell International Inc.
Terminal device, display device, calibration method and calibration program
A terminal device such as a smartphone displays a first image on a display unit, and outputs a second image including the first image as a part to a display device such as a navigation device. Also, the terminal device obtains calibration information indicating a relative positional relation of the first image with respect to the second image from an external server.
Seat-mounted supports for personal electronic devices, and associated systems and methods
The present technology relates generally to seat-mounted supports for personal electronic devices (“peds”), and associated systems and methods. Particular embodiments are directed to tablet or smartphone supports for mounting on an airplane seat.
System for assessing an application for tablet compatibility and quality
Applications that have been designed for a smaller format device such as a smartphone and simply ported to a larger format device such as a tablet can be discerned from applications designed specifically for the larger format device. An application can be evaluated based on tablet compatibility criteria and can be assigned a tablet compatibility score.
Intelligent temperature sensing apparatus
An intelligent temperature sensing apparatus contains a temperature sensor having a first end for inserting into at least one ear and a second end for connecting with a smartphone; the smartphone in which a control software is loaded and saved; the control software for controlling a processor, an editor, and a storage device. The processor connects with the temperature sensor so as to process at least one measured temperature transmitted from the control software, the editor is used to edit/transform the at least one measured temperature, and the store device is served to record and store the at least one measured temperature..
A mobile computing device that includes an image sensor may be used to detect the result of a biomolecular assay. The biomolecular assay may be performed in an optical assay medium that provides an optical output in response to light from a light source, with the optical output indicating result.
The Board Of Trustees Of The University Of Illinois
Embodiments of the present invention are directed toward providing refocusable image. Refocusable images are images that, after being captured, can be refocused, or adjusted to have a different focal length.
Method and system for controlling access to a restricted location
The present disclosure describes techniques for controlling access a restricted location (114) as well as a system (100) for doing so. According to various implementations, a potential entrant to the restricted location needs to transmit two values to an access authorization device (108) located at the perimeter (112) of the restricted location in order to gain access.
Motorola Mobility Llc
Eyewatch credit card fraud prevention system
A method of credit card fraud prevention, utilizing the iris scan image converted to an encrypted mathematical value as stated above, as a means of authentication and identification prior to the authorization of the credit card transaction. The iris scan methodology in this present invention can be used for point-of-sale credit card transactions; credit card transactions over the internet and credit card transactions over mobile channels.
Method for sharing private nursing
A method and system for providing shared private nursing or other healthcare services has a computer with a database for storing patient data and locations. The patients are sorted by location and assigned a nursing rotation for each group of patients at a common location.
Medical monitoring tablet and related smartphone application
A medical monitoring tablet and related application for a smartphone features a testing strip port for blood glucose testing strips used in diabetes monitoring, as well as usb ports for the transfer of monitoring data, and may feature one or more ports for other electronic monitoring devices such as a stethoscope, a blood pressure cuff, and a thermometer. A related smartphone application provides visual and audible reminders to the user when blood glucose, blood pressure, or other medical data needs to be gathered, and medication needs to be taken.
System and monitoring apps in a vehicle or in a smartphone to reduce driver distraction
A system and method for monitoring apps in a vehicle or in a smartphone to reduce driver distraction is disclosed. A controller operating inside or in combination with the head unit of the vehicle or operating inside or in combination with the smartphone may monitor operation of the vehicle, and generate alerts indicative of operation of the vehicle (such as an alert indicative that the vehicle is operating at a predetermined speed).
Systems and methods for identifying noises
An audio controller is provided which includes an audio transducer interface that is capable of receiving audio signals from one or more audio transducers each associated with a channel. A channel selector is configured to selectively connect the audio signals to an output of the audio controller.
Js Products, Inc.
System, remote monitoring
A monitoring unit for security and automation in a premises are described. The monitoring unit uses remote configuration and control to enable monitoring of a premises.
System, remote monitoring
A monitoring unit for security and automation in a premises are described. The monitoring unit uses remote configuration and control to enable monitoring of a premises.
Icontrol Networks, Inc.
Wideband high gain antenna for multiband employment
An antenna element employable singularly or in an array and configured for concurrent rf transmission and receipt on a plurality of frequencies concurrently. The element is formed of conductive material on a substrate by a pair of substantially identical horns extending in opposite directions to distal tips.