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Date/App# patent app List of recent Smartphone-related patents
07/21/16
20160212482 
new patent Client-side video transcoding and processing
A client-side video transcoding and processing method for transcoding and processing of video or audio files on end-user client devices, such as desktop computers, laptops, tablet computers, smartphones, wearable devices, or any other end user computing device that can access a network such as the internet and is equipped with a standard user agent software, such as a world wide web browser. The client-side video transcoding and processing generally includes an end user computing device 10, such as a workstation, personal computer, laptop, desktop computer, tablet computer, smartphone, wearable computing device or another suitable computing device, a server computer 20 that is connected to the end user computing device 10 through a network, such as the internet, a user agent 30, which is a standard software platform such as a world wide web browser that is installed on the end user computing device 10, a user interface software component 40, which is part of the video transcoding or processing application and runs within the user agent 30 and a video conversion software component 50, which is part of the video transcoding or processing application and runs within the user agent 30..

07/21/16
20160210982 
new patent Method and apparatus to enhance speech understanding
A personal mobile communications device, such as a smartphone, which increases the intelligibility of the speaker, is described. The speaker reads a specified text into the personal mobile communications device.
Social Microphone, Inc.


07/21/16
20160210753 
new patent Handheld portable optical scanner and using
A system and methods for real-time or near-real time processing and post-processing of rgb-d image data using a handheld portable device and using the results for a variety of applications. The disclosure is based on the combination of off-the-shelf equipment (e.g.
Dotproduct Llc


07/21/16
20160210489 
new patent System and providing information to and/or obtaining information from a component of an electrical distribution system
An electrical distribution system wherein information is communicated to and/or from an electrical component of the electrical distribution system using near-field communications. The information may be communicated to and/or from the electrical component using an electronic device such as a dedicated near-field device, a smartphone or a configuration card device.
Eaton Corporation


07/21/16
20160210363 
new patent Contextual search using natural language
A context aware digital assistant supported on devices such as smartphones, tablet computers, wearable computing devices, personal computers (pcs), game consoles, and the like is configured with a natural language interface that enables a user to launch searches for content using contextual references such as time, date, event, location, schedule, activity, contacts, or device. The user can thus use natural language to express the context that is applicable to the sought-after content rather than having to formulate a query that uses a specific syntax.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


07/21/16
20160210006 
new patent Remote support service with smart whiteboard
Mobile devices, such as a smartphone, tablet or wearable, are leveraged to facilitate remote support between a user of the device, and a remote technician. In this approach, the mobile device is used as a tool on behalf of the remote technician.
Logmeln, Inc.


07/21/16
20160209727 
new patent System and taking high resolution photographs and videos using a mobile device mount with illumination
The present invention relates to taking photographs with a handheld device, and more particularly to hardware for enabling capturing, high resolution, well lighted photographs, document scans and videos, with efficient power usage, of two dimensional and three dimensional objects. The present invention relates to an ergonomic, handheld, mobile mount device with battery powered illumination to enable users to take stable, well-lit videos still photos and document scans when combined with mobile device such as a smartphone, tablet, phablet, handheld video game system, video camera, still camera, and other mobile devices.
Jigsaw Informatics, Inc.


07/21/16
20160209658 
new patent Head mounted device (hmd) system having interface with mobile computing device for rendering virtual reality content
Systems, methods and computer readable media are provided for rendering virtual reality content. One example system includes a housing to be attached to a head of a user using a strap that connects to the housing.
Sony Computer Entertainment America Llc


07/14/16
20160205513 
System and locating an individual indoors by a combination of wireless positioning sensors
An indoor map is generated using a combination of signaling of a wireless router, and combining them with indoor location specific user walk-path data. The positioning data is sent to a network operator.

07/14/16
20160205429 
Media reservation system and methods
Flat panel displays (e.g., smart tvs) can wirelessly broadcast their identity for discovery to users of handheld devices (e.g., smartphones) interested selecting media data programming for display on a flat panel display selected from a plurality of flat panel displays. Data can include video, text, audio, and identifying information needed to access related data from a remote server.

07/14/16
20160205267 

Intelligent ringer in smartphones


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


07/14/16
20160205096 

System and authorizing access to access-controlled environments


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


07/14/16
20160204550 

Cable connector retention support system


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

07/14/16
20160203415 

User interaction pattern extraction for device personalization


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


07/14/16
20160203352 

Using scanable codes to obtain a service


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


07/14/16
20160203320 

Privacy protection for mobile devices


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


07/14/16
20160202455 

Optical zoom lens with two liquid lenses


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


07/14/16
20160202057 

System and displaying surf information to a user


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


07/14/16
20160199593 

Controlling a medication nebulizer through a smartphone


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


07/07/16
20160198454 

Systems and methods for ad hoc cellular communications


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

07/07/16
20160197889 

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


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


07/07/16
20160197638 

Protective implement for electronic devices


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

07/07/16
20160196739 

Wireless thermometer communicating with cooktop for closed loop element control


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


07/07/16
20160196048 

Automatic home screen determination based on display device


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


07/07/16
20160195569 

Smartphone motion classifier


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


06/30/16
20160192322 

Selectively notifying users of incoming messages on a secondary electronic device


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

06/30/16
20160192193 

Security setting and release method in smartphone using wearable device


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

06/30/16
20160192164 

Wireless personal safety device


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

06/30/16
20160192145 

Method of and system for estimating position


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

06/30/16
20160191773 

Distribution of location-based augmented reality captures


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

06/30/16
20160191772 

Location-based augmented reality capture


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

06/30/16
20160191755 

Holding assembly for a picture taking device


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

06/30/16
20160191693 

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


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

06/30/16
20160189439 

Tri-system smartphone mobile application for outdoor motor sports


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

06/30/16
20160189391 

Mobile, wearable, automated target tracking system


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

06/30/16
20160189381 

Signal detection, recognition and tracking with feature vector transforms


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

06/30/16
20160189249 

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


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

06/30/16
20160189232 

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


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

06/30/16
20160188974 

Mobile wireless hand-held identification identification


A mobile, wireless biometric identification system includes a biometric capture device which enables a smartphone, using a commercially established wireless communication networks, to capture a digital image of a human biometric (iris, fingerprint, etc.) for transmission to a central server. The biometric capture device captures a high quality image for encoding, while the overall system leverages the existing cellular communication network.

06/30/16
20160188205 

Mobile io input and output for smartphones, tablet, and wireless devices including touch screen, voice, pen, and gestures


A cellular telephone or mobile device with several methods of touch, voice, and gesture based input is described. A user is able to interact with a touch screen display on the device to select one or more keys, expand keys, and customize legends or toolbars.

06/30/16
20160188195 

Cellphone with projection capability


A method of adjusting an image projected by a projector in operative communication with a smartphone having a touch screen display, wherein the method includes projecting an image onto an adjacent surface using the projector and generating an image adjustment user interface on the touch screen display. The image adjustment user interface defines an image adjustment field on the touch screen display.

06/30/16
20160187763 

Holding assembly for a camera


A holding assembly for a camera, such as a smartphone, which may be hung from a wide variety of surfaces to position the camera for taking pictures that include the camera's user. The length of a rod at which the end of the camera may be attached is adjustable to set the camera at the appropriate height.

06/30/16
20160187199 

Sensor-synchronized spectrally-structured-light imaging


An image capture device, such as a smartphone or point of sale scanner, is adapted for use as an imaging spectrometer, by synchronized pulsing of different led light sources as different image frames are captured by the image sensor. A particular implementation employs the cie color matching functions, and/or their orthogonally transformed functions, to enable direct chromaticity capture.

06/30/16
20160187088 

Secure smartphone-operated gun lock with means for overriding release of the lock


A gun locking and unlocking device, which may be configured to be disposed adjacent the trigger of a gun to alternatively prevent or enable firing, includes a data receiver, a data memory and a logic device for determining whether data received by the receiver is the same, or substantially the same, as data stored in the data memory. One or more separate electronic gun keys are provided to transmit gun lock/unlock data to the data receiver of the gun lock device.

06/30/16
20160184724 

Dynamic app programming environment with physical object interaction


An app programming environment that enables a smartphone or tablet app to incorporate real toys or objects into the app, by use of a nfc chip located in the toy or object and a database comprising information regarding the toy or object used.. .

06/30/16
20160183676 

Portable table with smartphone device pocket


A portable table designed to be used for outdoor activities such as sunbathing, picnics and other out-of-doors activities that provides a convenient pocket for the storage of a smartphone device. The pocket is configured in such a way as to allow the smartphone device to be situated in the pocket so that the device's owner has limited visual access to the device and the device is kept out of direct sunlight..

06/23/16
20160183088 

Smartphone memory diagnostics


The invention uses a smartphone activation sequence for administration of a memory task. This may take the form of a pin code (or other n-digit sequence selected from a group of symbols).

06/23/16
20160183074 

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 may be communicated to the authorities through any suitable communication method such as, for example, phone calls, email and/or sms text messages.

06/23/16
20160182929 

Methods and systems enabling access by portable wireless handheld devices to data associated with programming rendering on flat panel displays


Flat panel displays can broadcast their identity for discovery by handheld devices interested in obtaining data associated with video programming displayed on the displays. An application can be downloaded and activated on smartphones that will enable them to capture an image of the video programming and recognize is with the help of a remote server, or wirelessly obtain a list of available (discovered) flat panel displays (multiple screens, depending on venue) that allow wireless access to data associated with video programming displayed (or previously displayed and stored in a queue) on flat panels.

06/23/16
20160182697 

Smart device case with sound speaker


At least one speaker is provided on a tab which is held at least partially within a case. The case also holds a smart device.

06/23/16
20160182506 

System and generating a biometric identifier


Systems and methods are provided for recording a user's biometric features and generating an identifier representative of the user's biometric features using mobile device such as a smartphone. The systems and methods described herein enable a series of operations whereby a user using a mobile device can capture imagery of a user's face, eyes and periocular region.

06/23/16
20160182505 

System and determining liveness


Systems and methods are provided for recording a user's biometric features and generating an identifier representative of the user's biometric features and whether the user is alive (“liveness”) using mobile devices such as a smartphone. The systems and methods described herein enable a series of operations whereby a user using a mobile device can capture imagery of a user's face, eyes and periocular region.

06/23/16
20160181036 

Semi-wireless electric switch system


A semi-wireless electric switch system controls power to electrical fixtures by multiplexing to remote solid state relays installed in the wiring junction of the fixtures. A mobile application is provided which may be downloaded and installed on the user's smartphone, tablet, laptop, or other electronic device.

06/23/16
20160180880 

Multitrack recording system with wireless lan function


A multitrack recording system is disclosed. A multitrack recording/reproducing apparatus records a first audio signal with a multitrack recording apparatus into any of a plurality of channels (tracks).

06/23/16
20160180825 

Portable recording/reproducing apparatus with wireless lan function and recording/reproduction system with wireless lan function


The recording/reproducing apparatus has a wi-fi module and establishes wi-fi connection with a smartphone, and the like. Having established the wi-fi connection with the smartphone, the recording/reproducing apparatus receives setting values of the sound record parameters and those of the playback parameters from the smartphone, and reproduces the audio signal by use of the setting values.

06/23/16
20160180621 

Real estate wireless lockbox


A system and method are described regarding a wireless lockbox that can be used to manage real estate sales tours. A system can include various owners and buyers that create a searchable real estate listing.

06/23/16
20160180608 

Method and remotely communicating vehicle information to the cloud


The present invention relates generally to the communication of vehicle data, diagnostics and related information with a network remote from the vehicle, and more particularly to communications and storage of vehicle data in the cloud. In one or more preferred embodiments, vehicle information is securely gathered from a vehicle, processed in accordance with instructions and a profile set remotely, and stored at a remote data store, where remote access to such information can be accommodated through applications, smartphones and other remote devices..

06/23/16
20160179457 

Recording/reproducing apparatus with wireless lan function


A recording/reproducing apparatus with a wireless lan function. The recording/reproducing apparatus has a wi-fi module and establishes a wi-fi connection with a smartphone, and the like.

06/23/16
20160179214 

Smartphone diagnostics - backspace analysis


The invention comprises a system and method for analyzing the use of ‘delete’ and/or ‘backspace’ keys generally reserved for erasing entered text. Single backspace strokes record errors on the level of single letters, while multiple backspace strokes are used to erase an entire word or phrase; these two types of mistakes are qualitatively different and are used to analyze the mental state of the typist, by use of software keyboards, keyloggers, or the like running on a smartphone or other computing platform..

06/23/16
20160178748 

Active indoor location sensing for mobile devices


An active indoor location sensing technique is presented for smartphones and other types of mobile devices without requiring any additional sensors or pre-installed infrastructure. The main idea is to actively generate acoustic signatures by transmitting a sound signal with a phone's speakers and sensing its reflections with the phone's microphones.

06/23/16
20160178607 

Acquiring reliable data


A device (100) for determining a test result comprising: one or more sensors (104, 105) arranged to detect an assay result indicated by a test strip (101), such as a lateral flow test strip or a photometric test strip; a processor (102) configured to, in use, process signals from the one or more sensors (104, 105) so as to form an intermediate data set characterising the assay result and to process at least some of said intermediate data set to determine a test result; and an output unit (103); wherein the processor (102) is configured to cause the output unit to provide a human-readable representation (201) of the test result and assay data encoded in machine-readable form comprising at least some of the intermediate data set. Test strips can have an identification code (404) and the assay result can be optically read using a mobile device (301) such as a smartphone or a tablet.

06/23/16
20160174889 

Smartphone text analyses


The invention comprises systems and methods for the assessment of mental state by means of analysis of key words or phrases written or spoken by a subject. These elements are detected for instance through use of a smartphone app and/or bespoke software keyboard, and their occurrence is logged and analyzed, either locally or remotely.

06/23/16
20160174879 

Smartphone blink monitor


An application is employed on a smartphone which is adapted for vision processing of the user's face, in particular being adapted to detect when the user blinks. Other facial expressions may likewise be analyzed and detected.

06/23/16
20160174748 

Food preparation guidance system


Systems, methods, and articles to provide customized control of a cooking appliance, such as a sous vide cooker. A user provides a selection of one or more ending characteristics for a food product.

06/16/16
20160174020 

Method, apparatus, and computer program product for management of connected devices, such as in a wireless docking environment- intelligent and automatic connection activation


Method, apparatus, and computer program product embodiments enable a wireless docking center device to manage one or more wireless and/or wired peripheral devices on behalf of a wireless dockee device. In an example embodiment, a wireless docking system may automatically provide only those peripherals to user's attention, which are in direct relation to user's activity and are meaningful to the user at each point in time.
Nokia Technologies Oy


06/16/16
20160173783 

Optical image stabilizer and decreasing power consumption


An optical image stabilizer includes a motion sensor configured to sense a movement of a camera, and a controller configured to move a lens module based on the movement of the camera. The optical image stabilizer enters a standby mode based on an ois turn-off command being received from a host, in response to the camera being turned off or a camera function being executed in a background during a stage in which an optical image stabilization (ois) operation is performed.
Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.


06/16/16
20160173742 

Drone for taking pictures or videos


The invention relates to drone configured to communicate with a portable electronic device, such as a smartphone, and being further adapted to take pictures or videos of a user, the drone being an accessory of the electronic device, the drone being movable between a first configuration secured to the electronic device and a second configuration detached from the electronic device, the drone being equipped with a camera.. .

06/16/16
20160173688 

Method for visualizing an ivr system


The invention is a method of creating a dialstring for use with mobile smartphones and other computer-enabled telephones. A software app designed to implement the method recognizes input from the user (such as the initial digits of a phone number) that identifies the organization to be called, and accesses a stored representation of the ivr phone tree for that organization.

06/16/16
20160173680 

Method and system for synchronous operations of text message data


A method and a system for synchronous operations of text message data, which may include, on one hand, that a feature phone receives an operation request regarding text message data from a user on the user interface, and the feature phone sends the operation request via bluetooth to a smartphone. The smartphone can receive the operation request sent by the feature phone.
Jrd Communication Inc.


06/16/16
20160173669 

Smartphone cover with garment styling


A smartphone cover with garment styling provides the appearance of a tuxedo, a bridal gown, a cheerleader uniform, or some other distinctive garment, in the form of a three-dimensional simulation, without significantly increasing the overall thickness of the smartphone.. .

06/16/16
20160173548 

Head unit for providing multi-streaming service between different devices, streaming control method thereof, and computer readable medium for executing the method


A head unit for a vehicle, for providing a multi-streaming service between different devices is disclosed. The head unit includes a resource controller for permitting access of a plurality of mobile terminals and exclusively reproducing each resource so as to occupy only one content in each resource within a control range for each respective content of at least one content provided from a plurality of accessed mobile terminals.
Hyundai Motor Company


06/16/16
20160173450 

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


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


06/16/16
20160173447 

User interface for security protection and remote management of network endpoints


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


06/16/16
20160172310 

Methods and devices of laminated integrations of semiconductor chips, magnetics, and capacitance


Semiconductor chip laminates and inductive, capacitive, and electromagnetic shielding laminate structures that can be integrated together to form electronic circuits for use in systems and devices such as smartphones, tablet computers, notebook computers, wearable electronic devices, portable medical devices, servers, networking equipment, industrial equipment, etc. Fabrications of such integrated laminate structures can be modularized into four (4) types of laminates, namely, inductive laminates, capacitive laminates, electromagnetic shielding laminates, and semiconductor chip laminates, which can be vertically laminated together and/or integrated side-by-side with high density to produce the desired electronic circuits, systems, and devices..
Grenotek Integrated, Inc.


06/16/16
20160171980 

Digital assistant voice input integration


A digital assistant supported on devices such as smartphones, tablets, personal computers, game consoles, etc. Includes an extensibility client that exposes an interface and service that enables third party applications to be integrated with the digital assistant so the application user experiences are rendered using the native voice of the digital assistant.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


06/16/16
20160171905 

Mobile computing weight, diet, nutrition, and exercise management system with enhanced feedback and goal achieving functionality


An illustrative mobile computing device executing weight, nutrition, health, behavior and exercise application software serves as a simulated combination personal trainer and dietician/nutritionist for the user using comprehensive databases storing personalized health, nutrition and exercise information. A mobile computing device, such as a smartphone, executing such software monitors, tracks and/or adjusts caloric intake, energy expenditure taking into account nutritional information and behavioral factors.

06/16/16
20160171858 

Alarm systems for detecting and communicating anomalous events


The present invention relates to an alarm system comprising a cellular communication device, such as a smartphone/unit, and at least two detection arrangements, each detection arrangement, of the at least two detection arrangements, comprising: a housing; a detector device arranged in said housing, said detector device comprising a smoke detector and a gas detector and a moisture detector; a positioning device arranged in said housing; a control unit arranged in said housing; and a wireless communication device arranged in said housing; wherein said detector device being configured to provide said control unit with an indication of when smoke or gas or moisture has been detected, said positioning device being configured to provide said control unit with a geographical position of said detection arrangement, and said control unit being configured to transmit a message wirelessly through said wireless communication device to said cellular communication device after receiving an indication from said detector device when smoke or gas or moisture has been detected thereof, wherein said message comprises said geographical position and information of what has been detected; wherein each detection arrangement is arranged to monitor an area different from areas monitored by other detection arrangements; and said cellular communication device is configured to receive said alarm message transmitted from a detection arrangement and to notify a user of said cellular communication device of said alarm message.. .

06/16/16
20160171744 

Methods for object recognition and related arrangements


Methods and arrangements involving portable user devices such smartphones and wearable electronic devices are disclosed, as well as other devices and sensors distributed within an ambient environment. Some arrangements enable a user to perform an object recognition process in a computationally- and time-efficient manner.
Digimarc Corporation


06/16/16
20160171690 

Method and system for automated visual analysis of a dipstick using standard user equipment


A method for analyzing a dipstick using a smartphone is provided herein. The method includes: capturing an image containing: a dipstick having colored test reagents, and a color board having a grid of grey patches and a plurality of reference color patches; deriving, based on the grid, local illumination parameters associated with the colored test reagents and the plurality of reference color patches; determining whether illumination parameters are sufficient for interpreting the colored test reagent; in a case the illumination parameters are insufficient, notifying a user that an interpretation of the colored test reagents is not possible, otherwise, applying one or more image enhancement operation to the captured image, based on an analysis of the grid of grey patches, to yield enhanced reference color patches; and interpreting the one or more colored test reagents, by projecting the colored test reagents onto a vector of the enhanced reference color patches..
Ownhealth Ltd.


06/16/16
20160171553 

Smartphone operating characteristic evaluation and diagnostics


Methods and implementations of providing device upgrade notifications and determining device upgrade eligibility and device trade-in values are described herein. These techniques include operations to determine and obtain an upgrade status of a device (and a device's contract status with a service provider), and determine and obtain characteristics of the device.
Bby Solutions, Inc.


06/16/16
20160171459 

Transferring money using a mobile electronic device


A check service provider enables users to make and receive payments from a financial account via a mobile electronic device, such as a smartphone or tablet computer. The device includes a check module and a camera.
Google Inc.


06/16/16
20160171159 

Optical recognition of blood types


Disclosed are methods for analyzing blood and displaying information related to blood type. A method may be a computer-implemented method or utilize computer-implemented steps.
Orig3n Inc.


06/16/16
20160170706 

System for optimizing bluetooth streaming and method therefor


A system for optimizing bluetooth streaming includes a head unit including a bluetooth module for bluetooth pairing with a mobile device. A logic module is configured to correct sound quality of a selected media file by optimizing the media file reproduced by the mobile device.
Hyundai Motor Company


06/16/16
20160170539 

Vibrating device and electronic device using same


In an embodiment, a surface of a smartphone 10 is covered with a transparent protective panel 22 supported by rims 16 of a housing 12, and a display device 18 and touch panel 20 are placed in a storage part 14 of the housing 12. The protective panel 22 is constituted by joining a glass plate 22a and resin plate 22b together, and concave parts 30a, 30b are provided on the joining surface side of the resin plate 22b, with piezoelectric vibrating elements 40 placed therein and joined to the glass plate 22a, wherein vibration is transmitted to the surface of the protective panel 22 as surface acoustic waves, demonstrating a haptic function, and also, audible vibration is generated because the modulus of elasticity of the resin plate 22b is lower than that of the glass plate 22a, achieving an operation as a speaker (or receiver)..
Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd.


06/16/16
20160169604 

Secure smartphone-operated gun lock with means for overriding release of the lock


A gun locking and unlocking device, which may be configured to be disposed on or in a gun to alternatively prevent or enable firing, includes a data receiver, a data memory and a logic device for determining whether security data received by the receiver is the same, or substantially the saris, as data stored in the data memory. One or more separate electronic gun key devices are provided to transmit security data and gun control signals to the data receiver of the gun lock device.

06/16/16
20160169443 

Telescoping tripod for smartphones and portable media players


A tripod with telescoping legs specific for supporting smartphones and portable media players of similar size and shape that have photographic and/or video capabilities is in the form of three telescoping legs that extend to reasonable adult eye level height and are attached to a support trough for holding the respective device being used. The support trough is lined by fabric to prevent scratching of the device, and a rubber coated wire arises from the outer side of the support trough to be brought over the device and bent at its edges to secure it in the desired position by the user.

06/09/16
20160165552 

Power adaptation in an electronic device


In order to improve communication with another electronic device, during an advertising mode an electronic device (such as a smartphone) may transmit a packet with advertising information using a default transmit power level. Then, based on feedback about a performance metric associated with the communication from the other electronic device, the electronic device may selectively increase the transmit power level for a subsequent packet.
Apple Inc.


06/09/16
20160165391 

System and processes to facilitate context-based messaging


A process, a system or both may be configured to correlate triggers indicative of an occurrence of one or more events or other data associated with lodging for a traveler, determine if one or more precedent conditions associated with the one or more events are satisfied, and generate one or more context-specific messages when the one or more precedent conditions have been satisfied. Context-specific messages may be communicated (e.g.
Homeaway, Inc.


06/09/16
20160165341 

Portable microphone array


A microphone array of three or more microphones may be mounted on a housing or substrate configured to be part of a smartphone or a smartphone protective case. The microphone array may be positioned so that the far field sensing range of the microphone array is unobstructed.
Stages Pcs, Llc


06/09/16
20160165067 

Application and platform to build enhanced data repositories for facilitating a merchant/service provider electronic exchange


A platform may include resources configured to receive information representing a phone call from a caller (e.g., a traveler) to a callee (e.g., a proprietor) and instead of immediately connecting the phone call may communicate a message to the caller telling the caller the call is being connected. Prior to connecting the phone call with the callee, the platform may connect with a proprietor device (e.g., a landline telephone or a smartphone) and communicate a message to the callee that an incoming phone call is from a potential customer and is being provided courtesy of a merchant electronic exchange.
Homeaway, Inc.


06/09/16
20160165038 

Digital assistant alarm system


A digital assistant supported on devices such as smartphones, tablets, personal computers, game consoles, etc. Exposes an updated and enhanced set of alarm functions to improve a device's user wake-up routines by applying automation rules to a variety of collected or sensed data and inputs in a context-aware manner in order to surface user experiences and content that are contextually meaningful and catered to the particular device user.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


06/09/16
20160164810 

Multi-endpoint actionable notifications


An actionable notification service supports a notification publication and subscription system that interacts with registered endpoints such as smartphones, tablets, and pcs so that notifications can be distributed and effectively managed across multiple endpoints. Applications on registered endpoints can publish notifications into the system to which other registered endpoints may subscribe.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


06/09/16
20160163332 

Emotion type classification for interactive dialog system


Techniques for selecting an emotion type code associated with semantic content in an interactive dialog system. In an aspect, fact or profile inputs are provided to an emotion classification algorithm, which selects an emotion type based on the specific combination of fact or profile inputs.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


06/09/16
20160162773 

Systems, methods, and devices for commissioning wireless sensors


In one embodiment the present invention comprises a smartphone and encoders for commissioning rfid transponders. The present invention further includes novel systems, devices, and methods for commissioning rfid transponders with unique object class instance numbers without requiring a realtime connection to a serialization database..

06/09/16
20160162089 

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.


06/09/16
20160162088 

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.


06/09/16
20160162066 

Apparatus, method, and program product for determining the location of a portable electronic device on a display


The position of a smartphone placed on a touchscreen is determined. Smartphones are placed on a touchscreen of a table pc, and user interface images are displayed respectively around the smartphones to perform cooperation.
Lenovo (singapore) Pte. Ltd.


06/09/16
20160161767 

Device interaction for correcting presbyopia


A system for correcting human vision includes a mobile device in wireless communication with a vision correction device. The vision correction device includes lenses that are positioned to correct a user's vision.

06/09/16
20160161070 

Light bars


A light bar assembly for use in combination with a mirror. In the illustrative embodiment, the assembly includes a housing; a frame mounted within the housing; one or more light emitting elements mounted on the frame in the housing; a power supply mounted within the housing; a controller mounted within the housing for controlling the light emitting elements; and a transceiver for communicating control signals to the controller.

06/09/16
20160159446 

Emergency beacon


The present invention is directed to an emergency beacon and visual distress signaling and communications device that will float vertically and provides a high-intensity pattern of light which incorporates both a radially symmetrical and omni directional/beam electrically-powered, led light emitting electronic visual distress signaling device (evdsd) incorporating a wireless and gps transmitter that can interface with the internet using a cell phone adaptor to enable mobile handheld smartphone application (apps) devices to alert emergency situations and locate vessels and persons in distress, and also to notify defined contacts and persons or assistance response resources via internet this connectivity. This device can be used as a replacement for pyrotechnic flares utilized in search and rescue of vessels and persons in distress, especially in a marine environment..

06/09/16
20160158659 

Computing based interactive animatronic device


Using various embodiments, methods, systems, and device for a computing based interactive animatronic device are described. In one embodiment, the animatronic device can connect to a computer network, and has its processing system coupled to an internally located computing electronic device (e.g., a smartphone, tablet, etc.).
Pecoto 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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