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System for implementing a travel network with trip planning and social media capabilities

System for implementing a travel network with trip planning and social media capabilities

Skin imaging and applications

Skin imaging and applications

Skin imaging and applications

Data acquisition for machine perception systems

Date/App# patent app List of recent Smartphone-related patents
10/23/14
20140317559
 Method, system, apparatus, and tangible portable interactive electronic device storage medium; that processes custom programs and data for a user by creating, displaying, storing, modifying, performing adaptive learning routines, and multitasking; utilizing cascade windows on an electronic screen display in a mobile electronic intercative device gui (graphical user interface) system patent thumbnailMethod, system, apparatus, and tangible portable interactive electronic device storage medium; that processes custom programs and data for a user by creating, displaying, storing, modifying, performing adaptive learning routines, and multitasking; utilizing cascade windows on an electronic screen display in a mobile electronic intercative device gui (graphical user interface) system
The instant invention comprises an apparatus, system, method, and tangible interactive mobile device storage medium, for creating, displaying, storing, modifying, performing adaptive learning routines, and multitasking; utilizing cascade windows™ on a display in an interactive mobile device gui (graphical user interface) system; where the cascade windows created and displayed by the cascade software™ technology invention arranges the active interface of various mobile smartphone/device systems into adjustable dimension windows opened on the mobile device screen simultaneously so that multitasking is more efficient and effortless. This process and option of cascading various system and/or application windows simultaneously, creates a powerful tool for the user and a culminating technical effect that allows the user to go back in time, and view on the display various screen configurations ranked high in importance by the user and the machine, which occurred over a specific time interval in the past..
10/23/14
20140316829
 System for implementing a travel network with trip planning and social media capabilities patent thumbnailSystem for implementing a travel network with trip planning and social media capabilities
A system and methodology through which users can access various features and functionality relative to travel and collaborative and informational aspects thereof. This functionality is accessed through a website available to users through various devices such as tablets, pcs, laptops, smartphones and other similar devices.
10/23/14
20140316235
 Skin imaging and applications patent thumbnailSkin imaging and applications
The availability of high quality imagers on smartphones and other portable devices facilitates creation of a large, crowd-sourced, image reference library that depicts skin rashes and other dermatological conditions. Some of the images are uploaded with, or later annotated with, associated diagnoses or other information (e.g., “this rash went away when i stopped drinking milk”).
10/23/14
20140314284
 Data acquisition for machine perception systems patent thumbnailData acquisition for machine perception systems
Apparatus, methods, and articles of manufacture for obtaining examples that break a visual expression classifier at user devices such as tablets, smartphones, personal computers, and cameras. The examples are sent from the user devices to a server.
10/23/14
20140313658
 Portable hdmi monitor that displays while powering mobile devices patent thumbnailPortable hdmi monitor that displays while powering mobile devices
A system comprises three major components including a portable monitor, a housing, and a removable shelf. The portable monitor is suitable to display hdmi data coming from mobiles devices.
10/23/14
20140313414
 Smartphone patent thumbnailSmartphone
A smartphone characterized in that: an application processor enables a first user interface to be sent and displayed on a touch screen of the smartphone if a smartphone is not electrically connected to an external display or a flat-screen tv set and a displaying criterion of the touch screen is met, wherein the first user interface comprises at least a mobile phone application; and the application processor sends a second user interface to the external display or the flat-screen tv set if the smartphone is electrically connected to the external display or the flat-screen tv set and a displaying criterion of the external display or the flat-screen tv set is met, wherein the second user interface comprises at least an application for use in operating the external display or the flat-screen tv set. The application processor sends commands and/or data to the external display or the flat-screen tv set..
10/23/14
20140313303
 Longitudinal dermoscopic study employing smartphone-based image registration patent thumbnailLongitudinal dermoscopic study employing smartphone-based image registration
The evolution of a skin condition over time can be useful in its assessment. In an illustrative arrangement, a user captures skin images at different times, using a smartphone.
10/23/14
20140313048
 Icelsius wireless: wireless monitoring with smart phones and tablets patent thumbnailIcelsius wireless: wireless monitoring with smart phones and tablets
Home use of sensors has been limited to rudimentary devices such as using a thermometer or sensors installed in homes by third party for security. An affordable sensor with advanced capabilities as used in commercial applications has not been possible.
10/23/14
20140312247
 Fluorescence imager on a mobile device patent thumbnailFluorescence imager on a mobile device
Systems and methods for substantially simultaneously exciting a fluorescently labeled specimen and capturing fluorescent light emitted therefrom using a smartphone, tablet, or similar mobile computing device, are disclosed herein. The system includes a light-emitting diode (“led”) light source coupled with the smartphone to excite the specimen and an imaging device coupled with the smartphone to capture fluorescent light emitted from the specimen.
10/23/14
20140310900
 Toothbrush and system with sensors and user identification patent thumbnailToothbrush and system with sensors and user identification
A toothbrush provides a unique opportunity to integrate health monitoring sensors into an object widely used by the mass population daily. A toothbrush is provided with various health monitoring sensors including an orientation sensor, oximetry sensor, capacitive sensor, pressure sensor, and temperature sensor.
10/16/14
20140310804
Fingerprint based smartphone user verification
A touch screen, now incorporated in most smart phones, presents an effective and transparent method to incorporate continuous active user verification schemes. The projected capacitive grid structure can be used to capture enough information to verify that a valid user currently has possession of the mobile device, even while the user is not consciously engaged in an active verification interface.
10/16/14
20140310191
Cyber-bullying response system and method
A method of rapid response to a cyber-bullying incident is provided by means of a “smartphone,” such as an iphone™ or android™, running anti-bullying application software. The application software, which is constantly running or available for launch on the smartphone of the minor user, enables the user to instantly initiate response and reporting of a cyber-bullying incident from a touchscreen menu.
10/16/14
20140310174
Methods for conducting electronic payment transactions with scannable codes
One embodiment of the invention provides for making electronic payments by scanning a merchant 2d code located near the point of sale with the customer's cell phone and transmitting the code or data embodied by the code to a payment center where the merchant's account can be credited and the customer's account debited without transmitting account information over the airwaves. In another embodiment of the invention, both parties transmit the same randomly generated 2d code or data embodied by the code to the payment center where they are matched to each other and to the buyer and seller to process the transaction.
10/16/14
20140308932
Method of and apparatus for transmitting/receiving digital signage contents
A method of transmitting and receiving digital signage contents, which is capable of easily transmitting and receiving digital signage contents using a smartphone's application, is disclosed. According to an aspect, the method of transmitting and receiving digital signage contents includes: executing an application; transmitting a message for requesting digital signage contents displayed on a digital signage display device to a digital signage manager through the application; receiving the digital signage contents from the digital signage manager; and outputting the received digital signage contents.
10/16/14
20140308924
Method and aparatus for bearer and server independent parental control on smartphone, managed by smartphone
In some embodiments, the invention involves parental or master control of a child or subordinate mobile phone without service provider intervention. An embodiment of the invention is a system and method relating to master control of the subordinate smart phone using features on the smart phones, and independent of features provided by the phone service providers.
10/16/14
20140307953
Active stereo with satellite device or devices
The subject disclosure is directed towards communicating image-related data between a base station and/or one or more satellite computing devices, e.g., tablet computers and/or smartphones. A satellite device captures image data and communicates image-related data (such as the images or depth data processed therefrom) to another device, such as a base station.
10/16/14
20140307412
Lighting device which attaches to a desktop, laptop or tablet computer or smartphone, providing even illumination of the user's face.
A lighting device which attaches to a desktop, notebook or tablet computer. Is claimed.
10/16/14
20140306919
Tablet device, information display method, display system, and display method
When display screen information (a) displayed on the screen of a smartphone (100) that is equipped with a vertical screen and operated while being held in a vertical state is acquired and displayed on a tablet device (200) that is equipped with a horizontal screen and operated while being held in a horizontal state, if the display screen information (a) acquired from the smartphone (100) is not for use on a horizontal screen, the display screen information (a) is rotated 90 degrees and enlarged and displayed at the same vertical/horizontal aspect ratio to fill the screen of the tablet device (200).. .
10/16/14
20140306863
Transferring state information between electronic devices
Some embodiments enable a first electronic device (e.g., a notebook computer) to obtain state information directly from another electronic device (e.g., a smartphone) so that the first electronic device may replicate a state of content of the other computing device. This is useful when a user of an electronic device desires to switch between one device and another device such that the user may continue an activity (e.g., playing a video game) on another device without having to restart the activity.
10/16/14
20140306005
Method for data transport and recovery of dependent creatures
A method for reuniting lost dependent creatures with a guardian, or, alternatively, to store and transport information pertaining to a dependent creature, where the dependent creature is equipped with a unique identification tag bearing a two-dimensional bar code scannable using smartphones and other equipment typically carried by many individuals and a scan of the unique identification tag provides information to the scanning individual about the dependent creature and substantially simultaneously provides information about at least the location of the scanning device to the guardian.. .
10/16/14
20140305813
Ergonomic case for a smartphone
An ergonomic case for a smartphone features contoured finger grips at appropriate locations around the outside surface, in a pattern that provides a comfortable and ergonomic grip for a hand. Specifically, three or four finger indentations are provided in the position of use in voice calling mode.
10/09/14
20140304646
Sliding side menu gui with menu items displaying indicia of updated content
A sliding side menu gui interface for computerized devices that shows indicia of updated content on at least some of its various menu items. These indicia can include icons representing graphics or thumbnail images representing individuals that caused the updated content, type of updated content, amount of updated content, or other useful information.
10/09/14
20140304261
Web page ranking method, apparatus and program product
Web pages accessed as results obtained from search engines which locate documents or web pages or web sites in a computer network (e.g., a distributed system of computer systems), are displayed in a ranked order. The ranked order improves the relevance of displayed web pages to a search inquiry entered by a user of an end user device such as a personal computer system, a tablet, a smartphone or other device.
10/09/14
20140303964
System and method for generating ethnic and cultural emoticon language dictionaries
A computer-implemented system and method for developing ethnic and cultural emoticons that are downloadable or uploadable to smart devices or devices, such as laptops, smartphones, and tablet devices, for fast and efficient communications between smart device or other users is disclosed. The computer-implemented system and method also provides for updating cultural or ethnic dictionaries on a periodic basis to reflect the changing nature of language being used by ethnic and cultural groups so that effective communications can be carried out as these changes take place.
10/09/14
20140302896
Portable charging system for a smartphone
Provided herein is an electronically-linkable protective smartphone case and a portable charging system comprising the protective case and a charging holster. The protective case has means for contacting a battery disposed in the charging holster and means for electronically contacting the charging port of a smartphone disposed within the protective case.
10/09/14
20140302795
User identification method for automated furniture
A method of user identification in association with an automated furniture item is provided. In embodiments, a user identification method for an automated furniture item utilizes occupancy detection and proximity detection, such as via a ble pxp.
10/09/14
20140302788
Smartphone proximity card emulation
Methods, systems, and computer program products are provided that enable a portable computing device to emulate a proximity card. A portable computing device is provided that includes an antenna, storage that stores an identification number, and a processor.
10/09/14
20140300814
Method for real-time processing of a video sequence on mobile terminals
A method for embedding an image in a video sequence for a mobile terminal. Preferably, the mobile terminal is a tablet or smartphone.
10/09/14
20140300809
Attachable smartphone camera
Systems and methods are disclosed herein that generally involve a camera system including a high-quality lens which is selectively attachable to a mobile device, effectively replacing the mobile device's integral lens. The attachable camera system can leverage existing features of the mobile device, such as the display, battery, storage, and sharing functions, allowing the camera system itself to be a relatively simple, lightweight, portable, and inexpensive device.
10/09/14
20140300722
Image-based measurement tools
Provided are methods, systems, devices, and computer programs enabling the measurement of various objects using imaging. The disclosed inventions are adaptable to mobile devices such as smartphones, allowing a range of unique measurements to be conveniently made, including length, area, distance, velocity, and height.
10/02/14
20140297533
System and method of electronic payment using payee provided transaction identification codes
Computerized payment method using short, temporary, transaction id (tid) symbols for secure payer (customer) financial transactions. Payees (e.g.
10/02/14
20140297437
Method for rapid development of schedule controled networkable merchant ecommerce sites
An improved computerized ecommerce method, optimized for smaller merchants such as florists who often provide seasonal perishable gifts that require local delivery, and who often desire to form cooperative networks with local merchants offering related gift services, as well as other related merchants such as other florists in more distant locations. The web server based method allows merchants to easily set up non-static (time variable) websites that automatically provide schedule driven promotions.
10/02/14
20140297417
Method and system of using smartphone lockscreens as personal advertising billboards
Method, system, and software product for displaying advertising media on the lockscreens of handheld computerized devices, such as smartphones. The invention comprises an advertising software app, and corresponding advertising internet server software.
10/02/14
20140297381
Complex payment system using a portable terminal, and complex payment method
Disclosed are a complex payment system using a portable terminal, and a complex payment method. According to the present invention, a portable terminal such as a smartphone or a vendor server may analyze and display an optimum payment condition containing a minimum payment amount using bonus information such as card information, discount information, membership point information, or coupon information when a user pays, thus preventing personal information leakage and enabling the user to pay a minimum amount by means of his/her credit card using the bonus information..
10/02/14
20140297067
Vehicle control system
A vehicle control system may include a vehicle frame, a mount secured to the vehicle frame and configured for rigidly securing a smartphone therein such that motions experienced by the vehicle frame are correspondingly experienced by the smartphone, and system electronics arranged on the frame and in communication with the smartphone and vehicle controllers, the system electronics configured to receive signals from the smartphone and control directional devices of the vehicle based on the signals via the vehicle controllers. A system for preparing signals for transmission to the vehicle to control navigation may also be provided..
10/02/14
20140295808
Method and apparatus for automatically prioritizing contact list information using data correlation
A processor-based personal electronic device (such as a smartphone) is programmed to automatically prioritize a contact list (“address book” or “phone book”) based on one or more factors. The factors may include the frequency and/or recency of calls to or from a particular contact, the location of the user, the location of a particular contact, the time of day, the day of the week, and historical data (such as a user's daily pattern of calls, the recency of selection of the contact, the recency of an in-coming call from the contact, the frequency of in-coming calls from the contact, and the recency of non-telephonic communication via the device with the contact.)..
10/02/14
20140295758
Docking station for a handheld telecommunication device
A docking station (1) for a handheld telecommunication device (2), such as a mobile phone or a smartphone, which telecommunication device (2) comprises a first short-range transceiver (4) adapted to communicate according to a first radio standard. The docking station (1) comprises a holder (5) for holding the telecommunication device (2) and sensing means (6) for detecting if the telecommunication device (2) is held by the holder (5).
10/02/14
20140293753
Smartphone activated vehicle entry device
A smartphone or other portable electronic device is operative to unlock and lock a vehicle without the use of the cellular or wi-fi network or any additional hardware added to the portable unit. The system, which is configured for use with a vehicle having an existing receiver to receive remote keyless entry (rke) codes, includes a vehicle-mounted unit with a microphone to receive an acoustic signal from a smartphone or other portable electronic device programmed to generate a modulated, encoded acoustic vehicle entry command.
10/02/14
20140293091
Sensor-synchronized spectrally-structured-light imaging
A smartphone is adapted for use as an imaging spectrometer, by synchronized pulsing of different led light sources as different image frames are captured by the phone's cmos image sensor. A particular implementation employs the cie color matching functions, and/or their orthogonally transformed functions, to enable direct chromaticity capture.
10/02/14
20140293059
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.
10/02/14
20140293030
Real time math using a camera
A mobile device, such as a smartphone, may be provided with a camera. Embodiments of the invention allow the smartphone to display a screen image of a document that includes an expression or an equation on a display screen of the smartphone and then to provide an indication of a real-time solution to the equation that is shown on the display screen.
10/02/14
20140292589
Antenna for portable device
An antenna device of a portable device such as a smartphone includes a connecting member having a conductive case and mounted on a circuit board of the portable device in a manner such that the case is connected to a ground surface of the circuit board; a radiator spaced from the circuit board; and at least one connecting pin provided between the case and the radiator. The radiator is connected to the ground surface through the connecting pin and the case.
10/02/14
20140292566
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.
10/02/14
20140292565
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.
10/02/14
20140292564
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.
10/02/14
20140292536
Control, regulation and operating device for a cooking appliance
The invention relates to a control, regulation and operating device (1) for a cooking appliance (2), comprising at least one primary unit (3) which can be mounted on the cooking appliance (2) and is designed to communicate wirelessly with a secondary unit (4). The primary unit (3) is designed as a sensor device (5) for detecting at least one parameter that influences the cooking process and for transmitting the same to the secondary unit (4), whereas the secondary unit (4) is designed to evaluate and process the data received from the primary unit (3) and for displaying and/or sending corresponding handling instructions to the primary unit (3), and wherein the secondary unit (4) is configured as a smartphone, a laptop, a tablet pc, a pager or a pc.
10/02/14
20140291469
Universal tablet and smartphone holder
A universal tablet and smart phone holder includes an enlarged soft core, an upper tip section; an elongate spine element extending at least partially through the soft core and to the tip section. A flexible cover is disposed about the soft core, spine element and tip section.
09/25/14
20140289780
Method for providing episodic media on a dedicated channel
A personalized media service provides, e.g., user customization of radio channel selections, immediate availability of multiple pre-programmed and/or customized channels, the ability to intersperse different types of content including periodically refreshed information content, availability of personal radio functions on devices such as car audio systems, pdas, smartphones, mp3 players, etc. Available channels include, e.g., pre-programmed channels selected for the user based on an interest profile, user-owned content, user-specified recorded content, etc.
09/25/14
20140289629
Rapid preview of remote video content
An internet client-server method to rapidly preview video files. Source video files are compressed into lower resolution preview video files, thumbnail image files, and stored on a preview internet server.
09/25/14
20140289191
Context sensitive distributed file system synchronization and merging semantics
Technology is disclosed for context sensitive synchronization of a distributed cloud-based file system across multiple devices and for providing seamless merging of conflicting data objects. In some embodiments, data objects of a user are stored across multiple computing devices associated with a user, e.g., mobile computing devices such as a tablet, a laptop, or a smartphone, and/or at server systems, e.g., cloud-based storage servers, in a distributed cloud-based storage system.
09/25/14
20140289190
Classification of data objects in a distributed file system based on application creation and/or access information
Technology is disclosed for classification of data objects (e.g., files) in a distributed file system based on application creation and/or access information. In some embodiments, data objects of a user are stored across multiple computing devices associated with a user, e.g., mobile computing devices such as a tablet, a laptop, or a smartphone, and/or at server systems, e.g., cloud-based storage servers, in a distributed cloud-based storage system.
09/25/14
20140286566
Cooperative photography
Imagery from two or more users' different smartphones is streamed to a cloud processor, enabling creation of 3d model information about a scene being imaged. From this model, arbitrary views and streams can be synthesized.
09/25/14
20140285812
Attaching optical coherence tomography systems onto smartphones
A multi-modal imaging and optical property measurement device that is integrated into an interferometer. Data acquired by the multiple imaging modalities in parallel include measurements of single-scattered, multiple-scattered, and diffuse light that enable characterization of different ranges within different depth regions in the sample.
09/25/14
20140285634
Cooperative photography
Imagery from two or more users' different smartphones is streamed to a cloud processor, enabling creation of 3d model information about a scene being imaged. From this model, arbitrary views and streams can be synthesized.
09/25/14
20140285339
Computer-implemented animal shelter management system
The system provides templates which assist shelters in creating customized pet adoption applications and automatically scans responses to reject or flag applications with certain answers. The system tracks the application process, automatically assigns staff to review applications, maintains applicant denied/accepted lists, facilitates transfer of adoption documents, provides updated application status information, sends accepted applicants medical and other service related messages, provides animal transfer information and preforms automatic background checks.
09/25/14
20140285338
Mobile device indoor navigation
A method for indoor navigation in a venue derives positioning of a mobile device based on sounds captured by the microphone of the mobile device from the ambient environment. It is particularly suited to operate on smartphones, where the sounds are captured using microphone that captures sounds in a frequency range of human hearing.
09/25/14
20140285311
Footwear soles with one or more chambers, compartments, bladders or internal sipes controlled by a smartphone
A sole and/or a removable inner sole insert for footwear. The sole and/or removable insert includes one or more bladders, compartments, chambers, or internal sipes located in the sole and/or the removable inner sole insert, one or more sensors located in or on the sole and/or in the removable inner sole insert and/or located in or on an insole; and one or more of the bladders, compartments, chambers, or internal sipes.
09/25/14
20140284389
Reusable envelope
The reusable envelope that may include a scannable tag can be scanned by a smartphone to access a data storage location through the internet where customizable video and audio greetings can be provided for viewing by a recipient of the reusable envelope and re-recording when the reusable envelope is to be reused. The reusable envelope has spaces thereon where address and return labels and postage can be removably placed or permanently affixed such as for finite number of shipments using a permanently affixed postage area, for example.
09/18/14
20140283021
User identification system for parental and security controls
A user identification system is provided for better parental and security controls on devices that require a user touch them for proper use. The user identification system comprises a base unit, a mobile unit, and the human body that provides signal transmission through capacitive coupling.
09/18/14
20140283020
System for binding an accessory to a smartphone or tablet pc application
This disclosure relates to software applications particularly for smart phone which are used to control or access hardware, particularly headsets. The software is available at no cost to anyone, but to control its use, it is coded so that only buyers of designated hardware can use it..


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