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 Systems and methods for hdr video capture with a mobile device patent thumbnailnew patent Systems and methods for hdr video capture with a mobile device
The invention is relates to systems and methods for high dynamic range (hdr) image capture and video processing in mobile devices. Aspects of the invention include a mobile device, such as a smartphone or digital mobile camera, including at least two image sensors fixed in a co-planar arrangement to a substrate and an optical splitting system configured to reflect at least about 90% of incident light received through an aperture of the mobile device onto the co-planar image sensors, to thereby capture a hdr image.
Contrast Optical Design & Engineering, Inc.


 Holder for flat, approximately rectangular devices, such as tablet computers or smartphones patent thumbnailnew patent Holder for flat, approximately rectangular devices, such as tablet computers or smartphones
A holder is provided for releasably securing a flat device, such as a tablet computer or a smartphone, to a component, in particular a component of a motor vehicle. The holder comprises a mounting which can be secured to the component and a holder frame which can be releasably secured to the mounting for receiving the device.
Kinetix Ag


 Validating biometrics without special purpose readers patent thumbnailnew patent Validating biometrics without special purpose readers
To validate a user's identity a network validation server receives a smartphone image of a preexisting user credential, including both a user biometric and a unique identifier associated with the credential and stores them in a database. The validation server also receives the unique identifier from a registrar network device seeking to validate the user, and in response transmits a validation code to the user's smartphone for display by the user's smartphone and/or the registrar's network device for display by the registrar's network device.

 Methods for object recognition and related arrangements patent thumbnailnew patent 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


 Smartphone-based methods and systems patent thumbnailnew patent Smartphone-based methods and systems
Arrangements involving portable devices (e.g., smartphones and tablet computers) are disclosed. One arrangement enables a content creator to select software with which that creator's content should be rendered—assuring continuity between artistic intention and delivery.
Digimarc Corporation


 Hacking-resistant computer design patent thumbnailnew patent Hacking-resistant computer design
A computer architecture is disclosed for implementing a hacking-resistant computing device. The computing device, which could be a mainframe computer, personal computer, smartphone, or any other computing device suitable for network communication, comprises a first partition and a second partition.
Newman H-r Computer Design, Llc


 Method for smartphone-based accident detection patent thumbnailnew patent Method for smartphone-based accident detection
A method and system for detecting an accident of a vehicle, the method including: receiving a movement dataset collected at least at one of a location sensor and a motion sensor arranged within the vehicle, during a time period of movement of the vehicle, extracting a set of movement features associated with at least one of a position, a velocity, and an acceleration characterizing the movement of the vehicle during the time period, detecting a vehicular accident event from processing the set of movement features with an accident detection model, and in response to detecting the vehicular accident event, automatically initiating an accident response action.. .
Zendrive, Inc.


 Vehicle control system patent thumbnailnew patent Vehicle control system
A vehicle control system includes a vehicle control apparatus mounted on a vehicle, a first portable device (electronic key) performing communication with the vehicle control apparatus, and a second portable device (smartphone) performing communication with the first portable device. The second portable device transmits, based on a predetermined operation by a user, a notification signal notifying about the operation to the first portable device.
Omron Automotive Electronics Co., Ltd.


 Glucose monitoring device in a protective smartphone case patent thumbnailnew patent Glucose monitoring device in a protective smartphone case
A smartphone protective cover that houses a glucose monitor, test strips, lancets, a lancet striker, a power source, and a biohazard debris receptacle is presented. According to the preferred embodiment of the invention, the protective covering is configured to include a smartphone adapted glucose monitor and also to accept a smartphone.
Crawford Capital Investments, Llc


 Devices and related methods for epidermal characterization of biofluids patent thumbnailnew patent Devices and related methods for epidermal characterization of biofluids
Skin-mounted or epidermal devices and methods for monitoring biofluids are disclosed. The devices comprise a functional substrate that is mechanically and/or thermally matched to skin to provide durable adhesion for long-term wear.
The Board Of Trustees Of The University Of Lllinois


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Method and associated system for manufacturing do-it-yourself paperboard smartphone cases and containers

The invention relates to paperboard smartphone cases and paperboard containers, and more particularly, to do-it yourself paperboard smartphone cases and paperboard containers manufactured to enable households and small businesses to produce custom smartphone cases and product containers using inexpensive, readily available inkjet printing equipment and associated methods/systems for doing so.. .

Got them

The system is configured to provide a mobile and web application for sharing the pictures and videos with the tagged persons. Also, an image sharing method comprising the steps of logging into a portable device by a plurality of interfaces, creating a plurality of images by the portable device, tagging the plurality of images for the plurality of tagged persons, searching for the plurality of tagged persons in a database by a means for data communication, shuttering the plurality of images with the plurality of tagged persons, recognizing a plurality of tagging of the plurality of images by the plurality of tagged persons, sharing a plurality of images with the plurality of tagged persons and receiving of the plurality of images by the plurality of tagged persons.

Method and wirelessly activating a remote mechanism

A system includes a first device to select and transmit a first code by a transmitter to a remote device; the remote device implements a sequence detector based on the first code; the transmitter in the first device generates a first sequence based on the first code; the sequence detector in the remote device detects the first sequence and activates the mechanism based on the detection; the first device may be a smartphone or a smart watch.. .

Stand for smartphone and the like

A stand for a member to be supported such as a smartphone or tablet terminal is provided which is not only assembled easily but also carried without difficulty in a travel, business trip or the like. A stand comprises a main portion made of a board member, where when divided into three parts including a left board, a central board and a right board, the main portion comprises a mount portion which is formed by cutting the central board into a concave shape directed downward, an intrusion portion connecting consecutively to a left or right side of the central board, and a reception portion connecting consecutively to the right or left side of the central board, the intrusion portion is provided with a intrusion slot formed upwardly from a lower edge of the intrusion portion, the reception portion is provided with a reception slot formed downwardly from an upper edge of the reception portion, the reception slot being capable of fitting with the intrusion slot, and the main portion is configured such that the intrusion slot and the reception slot are fitted with each other to make the central board protrude in a front-back direction from the left board and said right board, so that a member to be supported can be mounted at a lower edge of the mount portion..

Transmitters for optical narrowcasting

Systems and methods for optical narrowcasting are provided for transmitting various types of content. Optical narrowcasting content indicative of the presence of additional information along with identifying information may be transmitted.
Surefire Llc

Restaurant audio control system

A method of providing a jukebox comprising steps of a user checking-in at a given location on a smartphone, the user adjusting the independent volume control in the user's vicinity from the smartphone, wherein the smartphone is in communication with a switch electrically connected with speakers in the user's vicinity, the user navigating to the jukebox selection screen wherein a list of available music is displayed, the user choosing one or more songs, the chosen one or more songs are added to the server playback queue, and the next song from the server playback queue is played when the current song finishes. In an embodiment, a further step has a music list playing randomly from music stored on a server while the server playback queue is empty.

Method and system for implicit authentication

A method and system capable of implicitly authenticating users based on information gathered from one or more sensors, which may be located in one or more devices, and an authentication model trained via a machine learning technique. Data is collected, manipulated, and assessed with the authentication model in order to determine if the user is authentic.
The Trustees Of Princeton University

Docking sleeve with electrical adapter

A docking sleeve having an elastomeric protective cover, or skin, adapted for partially enveloping a portable electronic device, such as a smartphone or tablet or another portable electronic device of the prior art having a port for a docking connector. The protective cover is a sheath molded of a suitable elastic or flexibly resilient elastomer in a size and shape to fit over and closely conform to the particular portable electronic device so that the cover fits the device like a surgical glove.
National Products, Inc.

Diagnostic devices, systems, and methods

Diagnostic systems, methods, and devices employing low-cost handheld components are disclosed herein. A diagnostic system can include a diagnostic device that is configured to perform one or more assays on a fluid sample, such as a whole blood sample, in one or more microfluidic channels or chambers.
The Trustees Of Columbia University In The City Of New York

Secure smartphone-operated locking device

A battery-powered locking device, such as a trigger-lock which is configured to be disposed on a gun with a trigger for 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 memory. If a data match is indicated, the logic device causes an electromagnetic device to move a trigger-locking member to an unlocked position, permitting the gun to be fired.

Sensor-based action control for mobile wireless telecommunication computing devices

The present disclosure describes systems and methods in which one or more existing onboard sensors on a mobile wireless telecommunication computing device, such as a smartphone, are recruited to detect a condition in which an action should be initiated, and the mobile wireless telecommunication computing device uses a wireless signal to identify the desired action. For example, a magnetometer on a smartphone may be used to detect the presence of a nearby magnet as a condition in which an action should be initiated, or an accelerometer and gyroscope on a smartphone may be used to detect a gesture as a condition in which an action should be initiated.
Overair Proximity Technologies Ltd.

System and document rendering

A system and method for capturing and rendering of images includes a wearable or portable data device including a digital camera. A data storage includes data specifying a default image printer and default print settings for digital images.
Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha

Method for smartphone-based accident detection

A method and system for detecting an accident of a vehicle, the method including: receiving a movement dataset collected at least at one of a location sensor and a motion sensor arranged within the vehicle, during a time period of movement of the vehicle, extracting a set of movement features associated with at least one of a position, a velocity, and an acceleration characterizing the movement of the vehicle during the time period, detecting a vehicular accident event from processing the set of movement features with an accident detection model, and in response to detecting the vehicular accident event, automatically initiating an accident response action.. .
Zendrive, Inc.

Self calibration for smartphone goggles

Systems, methods and articles of manufacture for calibrating an augmented reality headset. Embodiments output for display an interface depicting a plurality of virtual reference lines.
Disney Enterprises, Inc.

Method and system for digital currency creation and marketing

A method and system which allow an actor/user to create new cryptocurrency, designed to motivate people to an active lifestyle in various fields by making certain activities or actions, which can be measured and verified using smartphones or other telecommunication devices. The method creates two kinds of universal cryptocurrency, namely: cryptocurrency/time, based on a time during which the activities or actions were performed and cryptocurrency/quantity, based on the amount/quantity of performed activities or actions.

Fingerprint based smart phone user verification

A touchscreen, now incorporated in most smartphones, tablets, laptops, and similar devices, presents an effective and transparent method to incorporate continuous active user verification schemes. The touchscreen element grid structure can be used to capture information, such as a set of one-dimensional time-varying signals produced as the user's finger moves past the grid intersections points.
Ami Research & Development, Llc

Method for launching web search on handheld computer

A method for remotely launching web search on a smartphone is disclosed. The method includes the steps of: a) wirelessly connecting a remote control with a microphone to the smartphone; b) opening a searching text input box; c) enabling the searching text input box with a voice ime (input method editor); d) speaking a word to be searched to the remote control; e) sending the voiced word to the handheld computer; f) transmitting the voiced word to a search engine with a speech recognition function through internet; and g) the search engine transmitting a search result to the smartphone..
I/o Interconnect, Ltd.

Offloading network connectivity and execution tasks to an assistant device

Functionality is described herein for performing at least one network connectivity task on a client device with the aid of one or more assistant devices. In some implementations, a client device (such as a smartphone, desktop personal computing device, etc.) relies on an assistant device to assist it in updating its programs, including its driver programs.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

System and method to navigate 3d data on mobile and desktop

Disclosed is a system and method to navigate high-dimensional data in order to enhance the analytical capabilities of a data consumer. The technology disclosed can use a stereoscopic 3d viewer with a smartphone, a pair of 3d glasses with desktop, or a projected 3d image on a table.
Salesforce.com, Inc.

Led/oled array approach to integrated display, focusing lensless light-field camera, and touch-screen user interface devices and associated processors

A system for implementing a display which also serves as one or more of a tactile user interface touchscreen, light-field sensor, proximate hand gesture sensor, and focusing lensless light-field imaging camera using image formation systems and methods such as those taught in the inventor's related patents as cited. In an implementation, an oled array or led array that can comprise photosensors that can be used for light sensing as well as light emission functions.

Smartphone

In one embodiment, a touch input device capable of detecting a pressure of a touch on a touch surface is disclosed. The touch input device includes a substrate and a display module.
Hideep Inc.

Use of transparent photosensor array to implement integrated combinations of touch screen tactile, touch gesture sensor, color image display, hand-image gesture sensor, document scanner, secure optical data exchange, and fingerprint processing capabilities

A system and method for implementing a display with a photosensor overlay, permitting the arrangement to also serve as one or more of a proximate hand gesture sensor, light field sensor, lensless imaging camera, document scanner, fingerprint scanner, and secure optical communications interface. The resulting arrangements are accordingly advantageous for use in handheld devices such as cellphone, smartphones, pdas, tablet computers, and other such devices..

Liquid crystal display

The present invention relates to a liquid crystal display that incorporates a particular liquid crystal composition and a sealant in which a cured form of a particular curable resin composition is used. The present invention provides a liquid crystal display that prevents reduced voltage holding ratio (vhr) and increased ionic density (id) in the liquid crystal layer and solves the problems of display defects such as voids, alignment irregularities, and image-sticking.
Dic Corporation

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.
Senseonics, Incorporated

Portable device for measuring a plurality of ketones and related method

A wearable breath analysis device is disclosed that may be worn, for example, around the neck or wrist of a user. The wearable device may be a stand-along device (in which case it may include a display that provides a user interface), or may operate in conjunction with a smartphone or other command device.
Invoy Technologies, Llc

Heart monitoring system usable with a smartphone or computer

A personal monitoring device has a sensor assembly configured to sense physiological signals upon contact with a user's skin. The sensor assembly produces electrical signals representing the sensed physiological signals.
Alivecor, Inc.

Optical method to assess the refractive properties of an optical system

Disclosed embodiments may include a device, system and method for providing a low cost device that can measure refractive errors very accurately via attachment to a smart phone. A disclosed device may use ambient light or a light source in simulating the cross cylinder procedure that optometrists use by utilizing the inverse shack-hartman technique.
Eyeque Inc.

Apparatus for applying coating to nails

A system that can paint a user's nail. The system can utilize a user's smartphone and use the touch screen and camera to detect the position of the user's nail.
Preemadonna Inc.

Apparatus and methods for wake-limiting with an inter-device communication link

Methods and apparatus for limiting wake requests from one device to one or more other devices. In one embodiment, the requests are from a peripheral processor to a host processor within an electronic device such as a mobile smartphone or tablet which has power consumption requirements or considerations associated therewith.
Apple Inc.

Wireless pairing of personal health device with a computing device

Systems and methods for the wireless pairing of a personal health device (phd) (e.g., blood glucose monitor) with a computing device (e.g., smartphone) are disclosed herein. In an embodiment, the phd communicates a private key to the computing device via a first communication medium (e.g., light signal, audio signal, pattern).
Trividia Health, Inc.

Object detection and tracking system

A system and method for automated crowd sensing object detection. The invention senses a missing object's presence in proximity which is conducted using a smartphone, with a software application running in the background that opportunistically collects and reports the data without the active involvement of the user.
Government Of The United States As Represetned By The Secretary Of The Air Force

Camera headband device and system with attachable apparatus

A headband camera device which transmits streaming video, images, gps location data and voice communications via a smart phone app or transmit and store data independent of the smart phone app. A bluetooth module or other short range transmission module in the headband facilitates voice communication by interfacing with a user's bluetooth enabled smartphone or within a wifi location.
Remote Xccess, Llc

Methods and arrangements relating to signal rich art

Art can be infused with network identifiers at the time of its creation, rather than as a post-process. The identifiers may be encoded as overt elements of the art, and enable the artist to reprogram—as over time—an augmentation of the artwork experience via network-delivered components.
Digimarc Corporation

Location aware alerting and notification escalation system and method

A system and method for electronic notification of a person(s) in proximity to a given location at the time assistance is needed. A networked system of wireless radio, sound and/or light-based beacons are provided for communicating with a person's smartphone, computer system, or other electronic device.
Collateral Opportunities, Llc

User data processing method, and device for displaying data acquired from a wearable device

Described is a user data system and method that displays user behavior information in a relevant manner. The system may acquire data from a first device such as a smartphone and a second device such as a wearable device and then select data to be displayed one of the devices based on one or more rules.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

Method for detecting riders and managing and optimizing their shared transport

Disclosed is a method for detecting at least one rider with a smartphone in a vehicle that is driven by a driver with a smartphone (14c) for managing and optimizing their shared transport, with the vehicle being equipped with a short-range communication unit (10) corresponding to the size of the vehicle.. .

Misuseablity analysis for it infrastructure

The present invention relates to a method and a framework that automatically and dynamically derives a misuseability score for every it component (e.g., pc, laptop, server, router, smartphone, and user or any other element that can be connected to organization network or to the internet). The dynamic framework of the present invention supports the risk analysis process.
B. G. Negev Technologies And Applications Ltd., At Ben-gurion University

Display control device, display control method, and storage medium

In order to (i) secure a display region of a screenshot and (i) display at least one of a title of a web page and a url of the web page on which the screenshot is based, the smartphone (200, 300) includes a fifth display control section (71) configured to display the at least one of the title and the url so that the at least one of the title and the url overlaps with the screenshot.. .
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

Display control device, display control method, and recording medium

A screenshot is acquired through a single touch. A smartphone (1) includes a screenshot acquiring section (13) for acquiring, in a case where a touch on an end portion of a display section (21) is detected, a screenshot of content which is being displayed on the display section (21)..
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

Method for unlocking a vehicle door for an authorized user

A method for unlocking a door for an authorized user of a vehicle via a door unlocking system of the vehicle includes providing a control at the vehicle, providing a near field communication device at the vehicle, and wirelessly communicating, via the near field communication device of the vehicle, with a near field communication-enabled smartphone when the smartphone is within a threshold distance from the vehicle. Responsive to the near field communication device of the vehicle communicating with the smartphone, it is determined whether or not the smartphone is an authorized device.
Magna Mirrors Of America, Inc.

Automobile smartphone extended arm and dash cam

An automobile smartphone extender arm and dashboard-cam accessory for ease of positioning with minimum manual adjustment. Hands free use of the smartphone inside an automobile is accommodated through rotatable joint radial detent construction..

Occupant detection device using electrostatic sensor

The object is to provide an occupant detection device that can accurately detect whether there is a passenger, even when a personal computer, a tablet terminal, a smartphone or the like is placed on a vehicle seat. The occupant detection device is provided for a vehicle including a vehicle body, a vehicle seat and an in-vehicle battery.
Mazda Motor Corporation

A smartphone endoscope system

A smartphone endoscope system includes a smartphone with first and second imaging sensors, and an imaging optics attachment. The imaging optics attachment includes a first and second imaging apparatus, the first imaging apparatus including a first light source, a beam splitter, an objective lens, and a fiber optic imaging bundle, wherein the fiber optic imaging bundle delivers excitation light to a target which emits a fluorescence emission and a reflectance emission both collected by the fiber optic imaging bundle and transmitted to the first imaging sensor.

Car entertainment control system

A method of pairing a smartphone to a head unit in a motor vehicle includes determining whether the smartphone is in motion by use of an accelerometer within the smartphone. A first signal is transmitted from the head unit to the smartphone.
Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America, Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

Universal smart device

A computing device, such as a smartphone, can replace the hardware of various instruments to overcome the cost issue in designing universal smart instruments. Distinguished from traditional instruments, a universal smart instrument takes the maximum advantage of the latest smart phone or mobile computing devices.

Directed image capture

A process is provided for guiding a capture device (e.g., smartphone, tablet, drone, etc.) to capture a series of images of a building. Images are captured as the camera device moves around the building—taking a plurality of images (e.g., video) from multiple angles and distances.
Hover Inc.

Session management for internet of things devices

The disclosure is directed to security management in communications involving computing devices, e.g. Internet of things (iot) devices.
Facebook, Inc.

Communication increasing communication speeds, spectral efficiency and enabling other benefits

A communication apparatus has a receiver that is capable of receiving an alternating phase signal and a tuned circuit whose input is adjusted to be capable of receiving the alternating phase signal. The communication apparatus can be used with both wireless and wired communication links and provide enable faster data rates, greater immunity to noise, increased bandwidth/spectrum efficiency and/or other benefits.
Falcon Nano, Inc.

Multifunctional phone case

A multifunctional case for cell phones, tablets, and other personal electronic devices with flip, sliding, and adjustable magnifying lens for viewing a screen is disclosed. The multifunctional case includes options with a detachable lens and a handle, allowing a user carrying a smartphone or similar personal electronic device mounted in the multifunctional case an immediately available means to magnify print on objects, giving the user various ways to eliminate many occasions where reading glassed are needed..

Woman's accessory smartphone battery charger

A compact mirror for use with woman's cosmetics includes a smartphone battery charging system integrated therein. A connection interface, such as, for example, a usb interface, is in electrical communication with an internal rechargeable battery pack.

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.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Wireless personal safety device

A personal protective device is combined with a cellular telephone. Activation of either device causes activation of the other device.
Micro Apps Group Inventions Llc

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.

Battery-powered stereo speaker assembly having power connection for charging a handheld device

The present invention provides a portable and compact battery-powered stereo speaker assembly that incorporates a dc to dc converter, which enables power from the internal stereo speaker assembly battery to charge an interconnected hand-held device, such as a smartphone, through a usb connection, thereby extending the time that the device can be used untethered from the ac power grid. A dc to dc converter enables the charging function can be implemented even if the speaker assembly is not connected to the ac power grid, and even if the battery of the stereo speaker assembly is not fully charged.
Braven Lc

Mobile device enabled robotic system

An unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) equipped with sensor modules and mobile devices (including smartphone, tablet) running intelligent software for autonomous navigation, onboard computer vision, communication, and robotic social networks, is disclosed herein.. .
Purdue Research Foundation

Switching between watches or other accessories

Systems, methods and non-transitory computer readable media for allowing a user to switch between watches that have been paired with a device such as a smartphone are described. In one embodiment, the watches automatically detect a removal of a first watch from a user's wrist and an attachment of a second watch to the user's wrist.
Apple Inc.

Switching between watches or other accessories

Systems, methods and non-transitory computer readable media for allowing a user to switch between watches that have been paired with a device such as a smartphone are described. In one embodiment, the watches automatically detect a removal of a first watch from a user's wrist and an attachment of a second watch to the user's wrist.
Apple Inc.

Method and communicating information about networked gaming machines to prospective players

On a network of electronic gaming machines, data regarding the performance of the machines or the players of the machines is collected and processed to make predictions of future jackpots and recommendations of games to play. The predictions and recommendations are delivered via at least one virtual persona that communicates with players or potential players via displays in a casino or on a web browser, via smartphone.
Patent Investment & Licensing Company

Universal serial bus cable with active signal conditioning circuitry

A universal serial bus (usb) cable assembly is configured to interconnect a usb device, such as a smartphone or digital music player, disposed within a motor vehicle with a usb hub disposed within the motor vehicle, such as in the vehicle's infotainment system. The usb cable assembly includes a first connector configured to interface with the usb hub, a second connector configured to interface with the usb device, and a plurality of wire cables interconnecting the first connector and the second connector.
Delphi Technologies, Inc.

Method for correcting motion sensor-related errors while interacting with mobile or wearable devices

The aim of the present method is to provide an instant and easy-to-use solution to compensate for common problems in sensing and analyzing orientation data provided by devices such as hand-held electronic devices (for example smartphones, remote controls, tablets, wands, etc.), and preferably in wearable miniature devices (for example smart jewelries, smart watches, smart wristbands, smart rings, etc.). The present method wherein the drift on the orientation or the error on the user pointing direction of the device is correctly adjusted regardless of the management of the orientation data..
16lab Inc.

Method of making conducting ceramic glass with texture and smoothness

A method for making ceramic glass that is textured, hard, transparent and conducting, for use in various electronic devices and displays, such as leds, solar cells, the covers of solar panels, cics used in satellites, smartphones, and computer displays. The ceramic glass can also be used for window shields in automobiles, and in any other industries where anti-scratch glass is beneficial.
Solar-tectic, Llc

Notched case for a portable, hand-held electronic device, such as a cellular telephone, smartphone or tablet device

The invention described is for a case for a portable, hand held electronic device, such as a cellphone or smartphone. This case includes a notch, formed when a hinged arm is extended, that allows the user to more easily hold the electronic device while attached to the cover.

Broadcasting local function templates to proximate mobile computing devices

Techniques include broadcasting, via a local wireless network (e.g., wi-fi, bluetooth, or nfc), a uniform resource locator (url) template (e.g., an alphanumeric string) that references a software application (app) and indicates one or more operations (e.g., a function) for the app to perform based on one or more parameters (e.g., alphabetic, numeric, and/or symbolic characters). In this example, the url template includes one or more fields (e.g., placeholders) configured to indicate the parameters.
Quixey, Inc.

Wireless speaker system

Wireless speaker systems and methods for synchronous audio playback. Speaker systems can comprise more than one wireless speaker assembly, such as wireless earphones, in serial communication with an audio source device, such as a smartphone.
Johnson Safety, Inc.

Systems and methods for enhancing media with optically narrowcast content

Systems and methods for optical narrowcasting are provided for transmitting various types of content. Optical narrowcasting content indicative of the presence of additional information along with identifying information may be transmitted.
Surefire Llc

Graphical user interface optical narrowcasting

Systems and methods for optical narrowcasting are provided for transmitting various types of content. Optical narrowcasting content indicative of the presence of additional information along with identifying information may be transmitted.
Surefire Llc

Sharing a single external accessory connection of a mobile device across multiple application programs

In an example, this disclosure provides a mechanism, preferably implementable in software, for a single ‘server’ application in a mobile device such as a smartphone to act as an intermediary to enable one or more third-party apps on the mobile device to connect and interact with an external accessory, for example, a vehicle component such as an automotive head-unit. The server app manages communications details so that third-party apps need to perform only simple messaging, thus relieving the burden on application providers and reducing the frequency of application updates.
Airbiquity Inc.

Broadcasting local function templates to proximate mobile computing devices

Techniques include broadcasting, via a local wireless network (e.g., wi-fi, bluetooth, or nfc), a uniform resource locator (url) template (e.g., an alphanumeric string) that references a software application (app) and indicates one or more operations (e.g., a function) for the app to perform based on one or more parameters (e.g., alphabetic, numeric, and/or symbolic characters). In this example, the url template includes one or more fields (e.g., placeholders) configured to indicate the parameters.
Quixey, Inc.

Systems and methods for ad-hoc networking in an optical narrowcasting system

Systems and methods for optical narrowcasting are provided for transmitting various types of content. Optical narrowcasting content indicative of the presence of additional information along with identifying information may be transmitted.
Surefire Llc

Systems and methods for ad-hoc networking in an optical narrowcasting system

Systems and methods for optical narrowcasting are provided for transmitting various types of content. Optical narrowcasting content indicative of the presence of additional information along with identifying information may be transmitted.
Surefire Llc

Systems and methods for tiling optically narrowcast signals

Systems and methods for optical narrowcasting are provided for transmitting various types of content. Optical narrowcasting content indicative of the presence of additional information along with identifying information may be transmitted.
Surefire Llc

Receivers for optical narrowcasting

Systems and methods for optical narrowcasting are provided for transmitting various types of content. Optical narrowcasting content indicative of the presence of additional information along with identifying information may be transmitted.
Surefire Llc

Voice-enhanced awareness mode

Systems and methods for providing ambient awareness are provided. An example method includes receiving an acoustic signal representing at least one captured ambient sound and determining that at least one triggering event has occurred based at least on the acoustic signal, a user profile, and a user context.
Knowles Electronics Llc

Modular carbon monoxide poisoning prevention system

A carbon monoxide poison prevention system comprising: a system smartphone application; a system website functionality; hardware comprising a bluetooth enabled smart carbon monoxide sensor; hardware comprising a portable carbon monoxide prevention system; and a module vehicle carbon monoxide prevention system, hardware comprising a building carbon monoxide prevention system or a combination of both module and hardware.. .

Tester for detecting graphene security element in a security document, and the element detection method

A tester is described for detecting a graphene security element in a secure document, such as a banknote, an identification card, etc. As well as a method for detection of that element.

Optical narrowcasting augmented reality

Systems and methods for optical narrowcasting are provided for transmitting various types of content. Optical narrowcasting content indicative of the presence of additional information along with identifying information may be transmitted.
Surefire Llc

Clinical data processing system, mobile device, clinical data processing method, and clinical data processing program for mobile device

One object of the present invention is to provide a technique in which an individual, without electronically connecting to the information stored in a computer of a medical institution, can safely input his clinical test data into his smartphone or wearable terminal by a method other than the manual input, and store the data as digital data. The present invention includes a system that allows conversion of the clinical test data into a barcode within the computer of the medical institution, output of the barcode on a paper, and handing over the paper to the medical examinee, and a system that allows the medical examinee to import the clinical test data by himself in the smartphone or the wearable terminal from the barcode.
Stagen Co., Ltd.

Legacy synchronous communication system

A legacy synchronous communication system for dynamically reading a synchronous data stream and sending it to an asynchronous platform to be interpreted natively by a java-based program. The legacy synchronous communication system generally includes a communications module configured to establish communications with a host server, a recognition module configured to identify the green screen objects in the data stream from the host and transform them into xml object, and a render module configured to present the xml objects through a browser on a user's computing device.
Infinite Corporation

Monitoring device

A smart monitoring device for automatically monitoring the injection of medicines such as insulin which can be retrofitted to a conventional insulin pen in which the device has an optical motion sensor for detecting actuation of the injection pen together with an optional accelerometer sensor, medicament temperature and mounting sensors, the monitoring device being communicable with external smart devices such as smartphones.. .
Carebay Europe Ltd

System and body motion analytics recognition and alerting

Device, system and methods for using body worn sensors to analyze human body motion. The device, often configured to be worn on the user's wrist, arm, neck, belt or other location, comprises a processor, an output device (often a wireless transceiver), and at least one accelerometer, angle, location, direction, or physiological state sensor.
Smart Monitor Corp

Breath ketone measurement system capable of detecting ketone measurement patterns associated with program non-compliance events

A portable system is provided for measuring a ketone, such as an acetone, in the breath or other bodily fluid of a user. The system includes a portable measurement device that analyzes fluid samples and generates corresponding ketone measurements.
Invoy Technologies, Llc

Mobile device with increased screen area

Described is a novel smartphone design with increased area of the front face occupied by the screen. The smartphone includes a smartphone body or housing, which houses all the smartphone components.

Smartphone based identification, access control, testing, and evaluation

A suite of testing and evaluation tools that run in conjunction with a smartphone that can be used to both enroll, and for subsequent enrollees, to gain secure access so that the program may measure, track and report on tests, including activities, that may indicate general health and wellness status. Here, the word “smartphone” includes any handheld or mobile device containing at least one processor.

Commissioning a luminaire with location information

Techniques are disclosed for programming a luminaire with location information, referred to herein as commissioning. Location information may include relative location information (e.g., the position of the luminaire relative to a reference point) and/or absolute location information (e.g., global coordinates for the luminaire).
Osram Sylvania Inc.

Electromagnetic wave radiation-based wireless power transmitter and wireless power transfer system using high gain antenna and beam forming and steering technology

The described technology relates to a wireless power transmitting antenna and a wireless power transmitter having the same for wirelessly supplying power to a wireless sensor module implanted inside a human body to monitor a bio-signal, a wireless sensor node in a wireless sensor network which is difficult for a human to access, a personal handheld terminal such as a smartphone or the like, indoor and outdoor wireless lightings, etc. The wireless power transmitting antenna includes a ground layer, a dielectric layer disposed to be spaced a predetermined distance from the ground layer to form an air layer disposed therebetween, and a radiation patch portion formed on the dielectric layer and configured to radiate electromagnetic waves, and thereby loss of the electromagnetic waves is reduced by forming low permittivity and the gain of the radiation patch portion is increased without additionally configuring a separate dielectric layer..
Korea Electronics Technology Institute

Poker-like guessing game

A poker-like guessing game uses an electronic device with a display and an audio generator to display a picture or play music for a predetermined period of time. The electronic device may be a smartphone, tablet computer or other portable electronic device.

Analytic device

An analytic device comprising a device housing, a dock to receive a camera enabled mobile electronic device, such as a smartphone and other smart devices, and a processing device to communicate with the mobile electronic device and to control a condition of the assay tube, such as temperature. In another example, the analytic device comprises a device housing and a circuit board.
Biomeme Incorporated

Systems and arrangements for mitigating environmental damage caused by storm water carried pollution

A pollution mitigation system is disclosed. The system can include a valve forming a passage the valve installable to form an orifice in a storm drain retention chamber that passes storm water into a conduit of a storm water management system.

Wireless internet access

A method of controlling wireless internet access is disclosed. A problem with conventional wireless internet access is that users of wireless internet access devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptop computers are often presented with an indication of the availability of an internet connection, but find when they try to use that connection that it is of a disappointing quality.
British Telecommunications Public Limited Company

Long-range voice and data transmission using lora modulation and sensitivity-enhancing buffering techniques

Systems and methods are disclosed for extending the communication range of mobile communication devices. A long-range radio device is controlled by a control application on a host smartphone.
Beartooth Radio, Inc.

High-bandwidth beamforming lte base station

Apparatus and associated methods relate to transmitting an independent data stream from a beamforming base station to a user equipment receiver in a beam directed based on the user equipment transmitter signal angle of arrival estimated as a function of separately demodulated and jointly decoded user equipment transmitter signals received by at least two spatially separated base station antennas, and scheduling transmission to and from the user equipment as a function of the angle of arrival. In an illustrative example, the beamforming base station may be an lte base station.
Legba, Inc.

Method for using a mobile device equipped with at least two microphones for determining the direction of loudspeakers in a setup of a surround sound system

A smartphone having two microphones is used for determining the direction of a loudspeaker in a surround system setup. This is performed using smartphone rotation in azimuth and polar angle direction while capturing in its microphones a test signal from a current one of the loudspeakers.
Thomson Licensing

Back channel authentication using smartphones

Electronic locks used for physical access control will be able to wirelessly communicate directly with smartphone for selectable multi-factor authentication using technology and components built into smartphones. Systems and methods utilize the phone's digital credential function, the phone's screen unlock keypad function, and the phone's biometric template information and comparison function to establish authentication parameters in order to unlock the door..
Stanley Security Solutions, Inc.

Hand glove mobile smartphone anti-drop and anti-theft protector device, system and method

A mobile phone anti-drop and anti-theft protection system and related method, comprising: a phone attachment glove configured to fit over at least the entire palm of a user's hand; a mobile phone case into which a mobile phone with a touch screen can be securely seated; an inseparable attachment between a palm region of the phone attachment glove and the mobile phone case; and the inseparable attachment not being over any portion of a finger region of the phone attachment glove.. .

Apparatus, providing cloud based blind source separation services

Use of spoken input for user devices, e.g. Smartphones, can be challenging due to presence of other sound sources.
Analog Devices, Inc.

Intelligent automated assistant

The intelligent automated assistant system engages with the user in an integrated, conversational manner using natural language dialog, and invokes external services when appropriate to obtain information or perform various actions. The system can be implemented using any of a number of different platforms, such as the web, email, smartphone, and the like, or any combination thereof.
Apple Inc.

Vehicle proximity warning system

A vehicle proximity warning system, installed in a primary vehicle having a front, a rear, a front bumper, a rear bumper, a horn, a front windshield, and a rear window, and an associated smartphone. Sensor bars are mounted near the front and rear bumpers for determining a proximity distance of a secondary vehicle as it approaches, each sensor bar having an accelerometer and a camera for detecting a collision with the secondary vehicle and acquiring images thereof that are wirelessly shared with the smartphone.

Method by controlling and transmitting alarm signals from a number of alarms to an earplug

By a method in controlling and transmitting alarm signals from a number of alarms to a user's earplug, said earplug having a receiver, each alarm has a sensor, such as a microphone, that is adapted to transfer by the user selected alarm signals to a communication unit, being a smartphone (iphone) a smart watch (iwatch) or the like. From the communication unit the user can chose what alarms, at a given time slot, should be transferred to the user's ear.

Demand aggregation and calendaring system

Directives expressing interest in subject matter are entered in a database and matched with directives from providers for providing information, goods or services related to the interest. Other users may join a directive to aggregate shared interests.

Virtual reality viewer and input mechanism

The present invention concerns virtual reality viewers for use with touchscreen enabled mobile devices. The virtual reality viewer comprises: a housing configured to receive a mobile electronic device within an interior of the housing; and an input mechanism that is accessible from an exterior of the housing and that is moveable within the interior between a first position and an extended position, wherein a surface of the input mechanism is configured to contact the touch-screen of the mobile electronic device when in the extended position.
Dodocase, Inc.

Time display device, time display method, and recording medium

A smartphone includes: a touch panel display that performs display and receives an operation by a user; flash memory; a cpu; and a time display program that is stored in the flash memory and is configured so as to be executed by the cpu. This time display program includes: a command for causing the touch panel display to receive a selection operation of a specified city by the user; and a command for causing the touch panel display to display a center of a local time display of the specified city so as to be superimposed on a display location of the specified city in a map showing the specified city..
Casio Computer Co., Ltd.

Optical image stabilization structure and camera module having the same

Disclosed is an optical image stabilization (ois) structure that prevents camera shake occurring in a smartphone camera, and a camera module having the same. The ois structure includes: a hexahedral base housing provided with an ois coil; a hexahedral lens housing disposed over the base housing to be apart therefrom; and an ois leaf spring for allowing the base housing and the lens housing to be elastically coupled to each other..
Enebrain Co., Ltd.

Gas detector for mobile device

A gas detection device includes an enclosure having an interior chamber, an audio loudspeaker in acoustic communication with the interior chamber of the enclosure, and a gas sensor configured to detect a gas within the interior chamber of the enclosure. The device may include a ventilation port configured to permit two-way gaseous communication between the interior chamber and an atmosphere external to the enclosure, where the atmosphere comprises the gas.
Intel Corporation

Secure smartphone-operated gun lock with preventing firing in protected directions

A gun lock 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 security data received by the receiver is the same, or substantially the same, as security data stored in the data memory. One or more separate smartphones are provided to transmit the security data and a gun lock/unlock signal to the gun lock device.

System and facilitating user access to vehicles based on biometric information

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 mobile devices (e.g., smartphones) and on-board vehicle computing devices accessed by users.
Veridium Ip Limited

Method for implementing a computer game

A method, implemented as computer code being executed by one or more processors, in which computer game graphics for a casual, social game are shown on a display of a computing device, where the casual, social game is downloaded as an app to a smartphone and/or tablet computer and can be accessed or played using a social network application or environment; and in which one or more of the processors are programmed such that: a notification is automatically generated if a player is stuck at a level for more than a defined time or after more than a defined number of attempts to pass that level, the notification alerting friends of the player so that they can assist him or her.. .
King.com Limited

Method and system for integrated real and virtual game play for multiple remotely-controlled aircraft

Gaming systems and methods facilitate integrated real and virtual game play among multiple remote control objects, including multiple remotely-controlled aircraft, within a locally-defined, three-dimensional game space using gaming “apps” (i.e., applications) running on one or more mobile devices, such as tablets or smartphones, and/or a central game controller. The systems and methods permit game play among multiple remotely-controlled aircraft within the game space.
Qfo Labs, Inc.

Spinal cord stimulator system

Spinal cord stimulation (scs) system having a recharging system with self alignment, a system for mapping current fields using a completely wireless system, multiple independent electrode stimulation outsource, and control through software on smartphone/mobile device and tablet hardware during trial and permanent implants. Scs system can include multiple electrodes, multiple, independently programmable, stimulation channels within an implantable pulse generator (ipg) providing concurrent, but unique stimulation fields.
Globus Medical, Inc.

Wireless replacement led bulb with one or more accompanying control switches

A wireless replacement light bulb with one or more accompanying control switches, such as an integrated switch and/or a wireless lamp switch is provided. The bulb comprises a light source, such as an led element, a controller, a wireless interface, and one or more accompanying control switches, such as an integrated switch and/or a wireless lamp switch.
Crestron Electronics, Inc.

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

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

Session hand-off for mobile applications

A hand-off service enables seamless sharing of session data of an online session between a server and a client with additional clients in an application, e.g., art application used for finding décor items. A user can request a server, using a first device, e.g., desktop, for access information for accessing the art application using a second device, e.g., smartphone.
Art.com, Inc.

Transmission arrangement provided with a first mobile transmitter and a second mobile transmitter, and first mobile transmitter and second mobile transmitter which can be used in the transmission arrangement

A transmission arrangement is provided with a first and a second mobile transmitter for transmitting an information signal to a receiver. The first transmitter is adapted to store subsequent blocks of the information signal in subsequent ip (internet protocol) information blocks (ipb) and to transmit the ip information blocks as first information signal via an ip transmission path to the receiver.
Institut Fur Rundfunktechnik Gmbh

Top-hand phone system

A smartphone holder for preventing mobile communication loss and theft. A two bands wrist and finger combination connected by a rod connector with a mobile communication device attached atop..

Portable electronic device, method, and computer-readable recording medium

An object of the present invention is to provide a portable electronic device, a method, and a computer-readable recording medium, all of which are capable of preventing the portable electronic device from being taken away by another person while charging. The smartphone includes: a touch-screen display; a power receiving unit that receives power from electromagnetic waves that are supplied from a battery charger; and a controller that restricts execution of predetermined functions in a case in which the portable electronic device is separated from the battery charger in a state where the battery charger is supplying electromagnetic waves to the power receiving unit, and enables the predetermined functions to be executed in a case in which an authentication operation is performed via the touch-screen display after restricting execution of the predetermined functions..
Kyocera Corporation

Methods and systems for providing alerts to a driver of a vehicle via condition detection and wireless communications

Methods and system for alerting a vehicle driver via wireless communications. One or more conditions with respect to a vehicle are monitored.

Systems and methods for creating and sharing a 3-dimensional augmented reality space

A 3-dimensional augmented reality (ar) world is a version of our “real” physical world augmented with virtual 3d objects that may be experienced by a user, such as someone who “sees” the virtual 3d objects through a smartphone or special eyewear. A shared 3d ar world is one in which multiple individuals can simultaneously experience the same augmented reality, even if they are not using the same devices.

Hacking-resistant computer design

A computer architecture is disclosed for implementing a hacking-resistant computing device. The computing device, which could be a mainframe computer, personal computer, smartphone, or any other computing device suitable for network communication, comprises a first partition and a second partition.
Newman H-r Computer Design, Llc

Smartphone compatible on-chip biodetection using integrated optical component and microfluidic channel with nanopillar array

Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products are provided where fluid, such as a blood sample, is entered into a microfluidic channel in a microchip where the microfluidic channel possesses a micro/nanopillar array for sorting molecules by size. When the fluid passes through the micro/nanopillar array it is separated into particles of interest or particles not of interest or both.
International Business Machines Corporation

Wireless replacement led bulb with one or more accompanying control switches

A wireless replacement light bulb with one or more accompanying control switches, such as an integrated switch and/or a wireless lamp switch is provided. The bulb comprises a light source, such as an led element, a controller, a wireless interface, and one or more accompanying control switches, such as an integrated switch and/or a wireless lamp switch.
Crestron Electronics, Inc.

Bottle with dry storage compartment for personal effects

A portable beverage container is provided by an assembly which is formed of a first container for liquids which is removably engageable with a second container for personal property such as a smartphone. The first, when removably engaged to the second container, forms the assembly having an exterior surface configured for removable engagement within a bike bottle cage or hydration belt or pack worn by a user..

Smartphone holding device of vehicle

A smartphone holding device of a vehicle includes: a holder configured to hold a smartphone; a main body configured to receive the holder such that the holder is extendable from the main body; an actuator configured to generate a drive force causing vertical movement of the holder; and a vertical feeding member installed between the actuator and the holder and configured to vertically move the holder by the drive force from the actuator.. .
Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd.

Breath acetone measurement system with portable base unit that communicates with mobile application

A portable system is provided for measuring a ketone, such as an acetone, in the breath or other bodily fluid of a user. The system includes a portable measurement device that analyzes fluid samples and generates corresponding ketone measurements.
Invoy Technologies, Llc

Moving image editing device, moving image editing method, moving image editing program

A smartphone which functions as a moving editing device includes: a wireless communication unit that is connected to plural cameras capable of performing moving image capturing in a wireless manner and acquires one or plural live view images from the plural cameras; a display panel that displays the acquired one or plural live view images; an operation panel that performs switching between live view images displayed on the display panel by a manual operation; a storage unit that stores operation history information indicating an operation history in the operation panel; and a main controller which functions as a moving image editing unit that performs moving image editing for automatically creating, after the moving image capturing in the plural cameras is terminated, one moving image based on plural moving images respectively captured by the plural cameras and the operation history information stored in the storage unit.. .
Fujifilm Corporation

Customer representative remote access for troubleshooting smartphones

A middleware device opens, based on an assistance call from a mobile device, a first leg of a websocket with a system associated with a call center customer representative, and sends a sms text message to the mobile device that includes a first authentication token. The middleware device receives, while attempting to establish a second leg of the websocket between the first middleware device and the mobile device, a second authentication token from the mobile device, authenticates the mobile device based on the second authentication token, and opens the second leg of the websocket between the middleware device and the mobile device based on whether the authentication is successful.
Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.

Terminal monitoring outdoor exercise equipment and management system using smartphone

A monitoring terminal apparatus and management system using smartphone includes: 1) directly mounted to the outdoor exercise equipment to monitor the operation status and 2) managing the outdoor exercise equipment by using the monitoring terminal apparatus. In addition, the monitoring terminal apparatus includes: a case to be fastened to the outdoor exercise equipment; a power supply unit to be prepared for the supply and storage of power energy from outside or inside; a user confirmation unit to receive smartphone user information via bluetooth communication with external smartphone; an operation detection unit to generate operation detection signal; a central processing unit to determine whether the outdoor exercise equipment is used or not; a storage unit to save the user information received from the user confirmation unit; and a wireless communication unit to send the user information and equipment use information to an external host server real-time..
Easygeo Co., Ltd.

Audio transmission device with display function

A smartphone comprising: a liquid crystal panel having a display surface having a quadrangular display area defined therein; a cover panel; an input unit disposed so as to be located outside the display area such that one side section included in four side sections defining the display area is located between the input unit and the display area, the input unit converting input bone conduction sound transmitted through the cover panel into an input signal; and an output unit disposed so as to be located outside the display area such that the one side section included in the four side sections defining the display area and located between the display area and the input unit is located between the output unit and the display area, the output unit converting an output signal and transmitting the same as output bone conduction sound to the cover panel.. .
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

Holder for a mobile telecommunications terminal and locking a smartphone in a holder

A holder for a mobile telecommunications terminal, in particular a smartphone, has a receptacle for the terminal. The holder has a first locking mechanism by which the smartphone can be locked in the receptacle.

Wirelessly chargeable device and wireless-charging device

A wirelessly chargeable device, such as a smartphone, and a wireless-charging device are provided. The wirelessly chargeable device and the wireless-charging device comprise holding means for generating an attractive force between the wirelessly chargeable device and a charging surface of the wireless-charging device, so as to prevent displacement of the wirelessly chargeable device when placed on the charging surface, and processing means operative to release the wirelessly chargeable device from the charging surface in response to determining that a user intends to remove the wirelessly chargeable device from the charging surface.
Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson (publ)

Signaling device and system to mitigate fratricide

An apparatus and system for signaling the presence of a friendly within vicinity of a critical incident. A band adapted to be worn by a user is adapted to provide a visual signal and a communications signal.

Communications system facilitating cash transfer

A user employs a secure sign-in process via a portable device such as a smartphone to enter an app loaded into the smartphone. The user enters a personal identification number (pin) in order to access a financial network via the app in order to request cash to be dispensed from a remote cash dispensing location such as a merchant.

Vehicle operation management system

A tachograph on-vehicle device comprises a speed data acquisition unit 5 connected with a sensor 8 provided on the drive mechanism of a vehicle, and a general-purpose terminal 4. The general-purpose terminal 4 is a smartphone or mobile computer.

Application/document collaboration in a multi-device environment

Application/document collaboration in a multi-device environment is provided. An application and associated document or other content, for example, a spreadsheet application and associated spreadsheet documents and content may be displayed on one or more endpoint display devices.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Electronic device, control method, and storage medium

A control method according to one aspect of the present disclosure is a control method for controlling an electronic device. The control method includes the steps of performing a notification on an event that occurs, detecting a response operation to the notification, outputting, when the response operation is a single-touch gesture, information on the event in a first method, and outputting, when the response operation is a multi-touch gesture, the information on the event in a second method.
Kyocera Corporation

Navigation user interface

The present disclosure relates to techniques for managing navigation alerts. The disclosure generally describes an exemplary technique whereby a first device, such as a smartphone, coordinates the timing or sequence of alerts for a navigation instruction on the first device and on a second device, such as a smartwatch.
Apple Inc.

Systems, protective casings for smartphones, and associated methods to enhance use of an automated external defibrillator (aed) device

Embodiments of the invention include systems, protective casings for smartphones, and associated methods to enhance use of an automated external defibrillator (aed) device before arrival of emergency medical personnel. A system can include a smartphone and a protective casing abuttingly contacting one or more side portions of the smartphone and retaining the smartphone positioned therein.
Saudi Arabian Oil Company

Methods circuits devices systems and associated computer executable code for providing digital services

The present invention includes methods, circuits, devices, systems and associated computer executable code for providing or otherwise facilitating digital and/or interactive services, for example to a communication device such as a mobile communication device. The present invention may also include methods, circuits, devices, systems and associated computer executable code for associating and optionally synchronizing voice and data communication sessions.

Category-based data loss prevention for network-connected devices

A network-connected device (such as an “internet of things” device) that periodically transmits data to recipient devices (e.g., smartphones, tablets, laptops) may be protected by a firewall that include software firewall elements, hardware firewall elements, or some combination thereof. The firewall may intercept datasets sent by the network-connected device, inspect the datasets, and categorize data within each dataset as belonging to one of a number of previously-identified data categories, such as personal data, location data, behavior data, or energy data, or as not belonging to any recognized data category.
Dell Software Inc.

Trusted platform module (tpm) protected device

Example apparatus and methods provide a device (e.g., smartphone) that is more secure for electronic commerce. An example device includes a trusted platform module (tpm) that stores a public key and a private key.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Power adaptive dual mode card emulation system for nfc and rfid application

An adaptive dual mode card emulation system (in card emulation mode or picc design) within an nfc device is disclosed to solve the strong field power delivering issue and also achieve longer communication range. The nfc device may be a nfc tag or an electronic device (such as a smartphone) operated in a card emulation mode.
Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.

Medical device case

This disclosure relates generally to embodiments disclosing a case designed to contain both a smartphone and a medical device, such as an epinephrine auto-injector. The case contains allows both the smartphone and the medical device to remain within the case while the case is being transported.

Systems, methods, hardware, and architecture for enabling worldwide payments of purchases from an ecommerce platform using a smartphone payment system

The invention relates to hardware functionality mechanisms for facilitating e-commerce payments through a mobile device. In certain embodiments, virtual hardware device mechanisms are disclosed for facilitating e-commerce payments through a mobile device.
Sendlater, Inc.

Methods and systems for identifying an object in a video image

A smart phone (101) captures an image (113) of a video frame of a movie and sends it to a server (107) for comparison with data stored in a database (112) for determining the title of the movie and identifying the particular video frame in the movie. Another database (110) is interrogated whereby items of merchandise contained in the image of the identified video frame are extracted and displayed on the smartphone along with brand names and a retailer's details.
Vloggsta Inc.

Spinal cord stimulator system

Spinal cord stimulation (scs) system having a recharging system with self-alignment, a system for mapping current fields using a completely wireless system, multiple independent electrode stimulation outsource, and ipg control through software on smartphone/mobile device and tablet hardware during trial and permanent implants. Scs system can include multiple electrodes, multiple, independently programmable, stimulation channels within an implantable pulse generator (ipg) providing concurrent, but unique stimulation fields.
Globus Medical, Inc.

Food preparation control 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.
Chefsteps, Inc.

Cross-device security scheme for tethered devices

Embodiments help to provide a cross-device security schema for an audio device and a master device to which it is tethered (e.g., a smartphone). An example security scheme provides flexible mechanisms for locking and unlocking the audio device and the device to which it is tethered.

Method for one-to-one registration between personal automation id kit and smartphone

A method for one-to-one registration between a personal automation id kit and a smartphone comprises steps in which: a smartphone, which is a master, performs a pairing process for connection with an id kit, which is a slave, and obtains an mac address of the other; if the smartphone connects to an id kit authentication server and clicks on a customer subscription menu, the id kit authentication server authenticates the user of the smartphone via the connected smartphone; the smartphone receives customer information and transmits same to the id kit authentication server; the smartphone transmits, to the id kit authentication server, an mac address and the id kit mac address; the id kit authentication server registers the mac addresses of the smartphone and id kit in the mac address db if the id kit mac address is not a registered id kit mac address.. .

Voice responsive fluid delivery, controlling and monitoring system and method

A system and methodology of delivery fluids and monitoring their status which is voice actuated. This system has application where a hands-free environment is preferred.

Vehicle parking system, and thereof

A vehicular parking system includes a parking server, which includes: (a) a wireless transceiver to receive a first wireless signal, indicating that a user of a vehicle that is associated with a smartphone has commenced a paid parking session; (b) a parking session commencement unit that, in response to the first wireless signal, updates a parking record in the vehicular parking system, to indicate that the vehicle is associated with the paid parking session. The wireless transceiver, subsequently, receives a second wireless signal, indicating that the smartphone has autonomously determined to end the paid parking session, based on an autonomous analysis of the smartphone.

Communication base searching method and apparatus

A system for storing and accessing data relating to real estate, for example, a memory or a software application for execution upon an electronic device (e.g., smartphone). The software application provides to the user information, statistics, or other data regarding real estate or associated geographic regions based upon user criteria.

Method and system for accelerating intelligent terminal boot speed

The present invention provides a method and a system for accelerating intelligent terminal boot speed, wherein the method for accelerating intelligent terminal boot speed includes: defining a delay time to delay the startup of a cpu hotplug algorithm during a flow of booting for performing a cpu algorithm; setting a running mode of the cpu as a performance mode, so that the cpu is under a highest frequency state and the cpu is under a multi-core state; and switching the running mode of the cpu to a normal mode when the defined delay time terminates, so that the cpu adjusts the cpu frequency according to a normal boot load. A problem of slow boot speed of a smartphone installed with an android system is solved by delaying the cpu algorithm, adjusting and switching the cpu mode so that the cpu is under the highest frequency and multi-core state during the boot of the intelligent terminal; meanwhile, the present invention also discloses a system for accelerating intelligent terminal boot speed, which may solve the problem of slow boot speed of the smartphone installed with an android system similarly..

Systems and methods for cloud-based radiation therapy treatment planning

A cloud-based radiation therapy treatment planning system (tps). The tps changes the clinical workflow of the radiotherapy treatment planning process, by increasing the mobility and computational power of the treatment planning software and hardware architecture.

Methods and systems for providing stimuli to the brain

Visual and auditory stimuli are provided to a patient to treat various neurological disorders or conditions and/or to provide improved mental or physical performance. The visual and auditory stimuli are provided by a wearable headset or sleep mask that may be comfortably worn by a user, such as in bed to induce sleep.

Methods and arrangements concerning dermatology

Reference imagery of dermatological conditions is compiled in a crowd-sourced database (contributed by clinicians and/or the lay public), together with associated diagnosis information. A user later submits a query image to the system (e.g., captured with a smartphone).

Offline user device communications

Techniques described herein may be used to enable a user device (e.g., a smartphone, a tablet computer, etc.) to access network services without having to be connected to a network (e.g., a wireless telecommunications network). A first user device may communicate discovery packets in search of other user devices to which the first user device may connect.
Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.

Seamless ad insertion for multicast streams

Techniques described herein may be used to seamlessly insert advertisements into media programs without a significant change in required bandwidth. A client device (e.g., a smartphone, a set-top box, etc.) may begin downloading and presenting a program to a user in real-time.
Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.

Method and apparatus of converting a smartphone into a portable wearable hidden video camera for capturing and recording video and still images of an event

A simple method is presented, of converting a smartphone into a high quality portable wearable video/audio hidden camera. The conversion produces a camera with the typical for modern smartphones, very high resolution close to 20+mp.

System, device, and wirelessly controlling electronic devices and appliances

Devices, systems, and methods of wirelessly controlling appliances and electronic devices, such as ceiling fans, air conditioners, garage doors, or the like. A receive-only ceiling fan is wirelessly controlled by a proprietary remote control unit.
Olibra Llc

Improved positional awareness and locating system for cognitively impaired individuals and their caregivers

An apparatus and system for minimizing the risk that a cognitively impaired individual will wander or elope, and for locating the individual in case he or she nonetheless successfully wanders or elopes. The system employs a wearable appliance which the cognitively impaired individual should not be able to remove easily.
Danielle's Buddy, Inc.

Authentication and validation of smartphone imagery

A method, system, and processor-executable software for processing images or video captured by a smartphone or other digital image capture device for subsequent validation and authentication captures not only the image, but also metadata relevant to the authenticity of validity of the image, such as position, time, camera movement and orientation, image parameters, and so forth. The image is watermarked and both the watermarked image and the metadata, as well as a symmetric key used in the watermarking, are digitally signed and transmitted or uploaded to a web server or authentication centric entity for authentication and storage.
Tautachrome, Inc.

Authentication and validation of smartphone imagery

A method, system, and processor-executable software for processing images or video captured by a smartphone or other digital image capture device for subsequent validation and authentication captures not only the image, but also metadata relevant to the authenticity of validity of the image, such as position, time, camera movement and orientation, image parameters, and so forth. The image is watermarked and both the watermarked image and the metadata, as well as a symmetric key used in the watermarking, are digitally signed and transmitted or uploaded to a web server or authentication centric entity for authentication and storage.
Tautachrome, Inc.

Virtual or augmented reality customization system and method

A software application for execution upon an electronic device (e.g., a smartphone, tablet, headgear, wearable, etc.) for a potential consumer of real estate. The software application may provide a completely virtual setting that is customizable (e.g., via a user interface or voice recognition) by the user.
Lennar Pacific Properties Management, Inc.

Virtualization input component

One or more systems and/or methods for storing personal information within a first device and/or for providing personal information from the first device to the second device are provided. The first device (e.g., a smartphone) may identify a user interface (e.g., a movie streaming website) populated with user specified data (e.g., a password).
Yahoo!, Inc.

System for assigning a smartphone as a temporary key for a vehicle

A method of providing access to a vehicle, including wirelessly and electronically discovering a personal electronic device disposed outside of the vehicle. A remote central controller is wirelessly instructed to wirelessly transmit a certificate to the personal electronic device.
Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America, Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

Bladders, compartments, chambers or internal sipes controlled by a computer system using big data techniques and a smartphone device

A computer system using big data techniques including a web site and/or a cloud array of computers configured to have a connection to a smartphone or other mobile computer device and use the device and connection to control a configuration of bladders, compartments, chambers and internal sipes located in both left and right footwear soles or removable inner sole inserts. The computer system can also use the device and connection to transmit data to the computer system for storage and/or shared or independent processing and/or analysis using big data techniques, process data from sensors located in both the right and left soles or removable sole inserts of the device user, in the device, and in, on, or near a center of gravity of the device user and a head of the device user, and use the processed data to alter a configuration of the bladders, compartments, chambers and internal sipes..

Wirelessly operable slow cooker

A wirelessly operable slow cooker for cooking food products includes a wireless communication device. A computing device, such as a smartphone, can wirelessly communicate with the slow cooker to control and monitor the slow cooker..
Spectrum Brands, Inc.

Method and system for setting smartphone account

According to the present invention, there is provided a method for setting up a cloud account for a mobile operating system on a smartphone equipped with the mobile operating system, comprising the steps of: (1) connecting to a support service providing server by the smartphone, (2) authenticating the smartphone by the support service providing server; (3) remotely accessing the smartphone by the support service providing server to thereby obtain a cloud account from a cloud service providing server through the smartphone; and (4) performing identity validation for the cloud account by the support service providing server between the support service providing server and the cloud service providing server.. .
Freebit Co., Ltd.

Smartphone bluetooth headset receiver

Systems and methods are provided for allowing a user with a smartphone to pair the smartphone with another bluetooth device to receive audio that is played to the user over headphones or through speakers on the smartphone. Further, an audio processing module is used to modify the audio presented to the user, extract closed captioning text to be displayed to the user, find information relevant to the audio to be displayed to the user, and pause audio content sent to the smartphone when phone calls or other smartphone interruptions occur..
Echostar Technologies L.l.c.

Method and providing linking service between vehicle avn system and smartphone based on virtualization framework

Disclosed are a method and apparatus for providing a linking service between a vehicle avn system and a smartphone based on a virtualization framework. An apparatus for providing a linking service between a vehicle audio video navigation (avn) system and a smartphone, includes a host operating system for managing an operation and a state of a host process and avn application, and managing hardware resources included in the apparatus for the host process and avn application, a guest operating system for managing an operation and a state of a guest process/the smartphone linkage application, and a hypervisor for emulating the hardware resources according to a control signal of the host operating system to allocate a virtualized hardware resource to the guest operating system.
Hyundai Motor Company

Communication system

Provided is a communication system in which a terminal communicates with a server via a portable communication network used for communication between smartphones. The smart phone includes first pre-shared key and encryption keys, the terminal includes a second pre-shared key, the server includes the encryption keys same as the encryption keys included in the smartphone, authentication between the terminal and the smartphone is performed by using the first pre-shared key and the second pre-shared key, and the terminal and the server perform communication via the smartphone by performing key synchronization of the encryption keys while setting a hash value of the encryption keys as an id..
National Institute Of Information And Communicatio Ns Technology

Systems and methods for qr code validation

Embodiments described herein combine both glyph technologies and cryptography technologies by encrypting data with a private key of an entity tasked with issuing controlled documents, and then converting the resulting encryption as a visual glyph, such as a qr code. This permits validation of the printed document by scanning the qr code using a smartphone and decrypting using the issuing entity's public key.
Unisys Corporation

Low frequency dual mode energy harvesting methods, systems, and portable devices

Dual mode energy harvesting methods and portable devices that use a combination spring-type piezoelectric and electromagnetic transducer contained in a hollow casing or housing with first and second insulated, coil-shaped wire springs coated with a conductive surface electrode and piezoelectric material separated and connected at opposing ends by a movable proof mass comprising a high magnetic field strength rare earth magnet that to generate harvest energy from human motion, including walking jogging, running, and jumping, to charge external devices that include, for example, cellphones, smartphones, fitness bands, electronic readers, tablet computers, digital cameras, smart eyewear, and wearable cameras.. .
Tekcapital Llc

Electronic lock system

A system is provided including a smartphone configured to wirelessly communication with an electronic lock. The smartphone wirelessly transmits data relating to a personalized user interface configuration, and the electronic lock receives the data from the smartphone, implements the personalized user interface configuration, receives additional information from the smartphone, and performs at least one function based on the additional information and the personalized user interface configuration.
Schlage Lock Company Llc

Access management system

Disclosed are an apparatus and a method for remotely managing access to an area. An access management platform, which can be an electronic lock that is installed on, e.g., a door of a house, can enable a user to establish a virtual presence at the door.
Gate Labs Inc.

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.
Apeiros, Llc

Method and authentication of a 3d structure

New authentication features are proposed that are visible, can be authenticated with a mobile equipment and yet are challenging to counterfeit. In a possible embodiment, the surface of the authentication feature may have three-dimensional characteristics, which can be recognized by a handheld camera, such as a smartphone camera, while it cannot be easily reproduced by a simple scan and print procedure.
Alpvision S.a.

Crystal clear glass

This invention relates to a prescription strength screen cover that removablly covers the screen of a smartphone or like and a life proof or outer box style case inside which the screen is spring loaded in place. The prescription strength screen is made from tempered glass.

Method, system, and device of protecting a computerized service

Devices, systems, and methods of detecting user identity, differentiating between users of a computerized service, and detecting a cyber-attacker. An end-user device (a desktop computer, a laptop computer, a smartphone, a tablet, or the like) interacts and communicates with a server of a computerized server (a banking website, an electronic commerce website, or the like).
Biocatch Ltd.

Method and system for controlling voice entrance to user ears, by designated system of earphone controlled by smartphone with reversed voice recognition control system

Method and system for controlling voice entrance to user ears, by designated system of earphone controlled by smartphone with reversed voice recognition control system, wherein, a voice recognition (vr) system distinction between some environmental voices and between some human participates, optionally in a telephones call. Wherein, such distinctions, enabled by voice recognition dedicated software's and a smartphone device.

Photographic image extraction apparatus, photographic image extraction method, and program

A photographic image extraction apparatus according to the invention is applied to a smartphone. The smartphone includes an image capture unit that captures images of a plurality of photographs, a photographic image extraction unit that analyzes a plurality of photographic images that are the captured images of the plurality of photographs and extracts, from the plurality of photographic images, one or more photographic images having a high likelihood of containing an image of a specific person, and an extraction result display unit that displays a result of extraction by the photographic image extraction unit..
Seiko Epson Corporation

User interface configurations for data transfers

Various systems, mediums, and methods herein describe mechanisms that enable client devices to transfer data between various sources and/or requesters. A smartphone system may receive one or more touch inputs from a graphical user interface.
Paypal, Inc.

Compact selective access apparatus and methods

Apparatus and methods for selectively providing or preventing access to areas, enclosed spaces or volumes, or for controlling the position of a pivot or hinge assembly. In one exemplary embodiment, the apparatus includes a selectively actuated or actuate-able hinge which is controlled at least in part by a shaped memory alloy (sma) filament or filaments.
Autosplice, Inc.

Method for continuously detecting body physiological information trajectories and establishing disease prevention using a personal wearable device

A method for continuously detecting body physiological information trajectories through the use of a personal wearable device. Through short-distance wireless transmission, a smartphone or a computer first transmits basic information, including a personal id of a user of the device, a device id, an id of the smartphone or the computer, and communication links, to a remote medical data center.

Portable hardware fixture for fundoscopy

A fundoscopy system comprises a fixture supporting optics configured to be mounted to a surface of a smartphone and align the optics with a pupil of a camera of the smartphone and to align a light guide with an illumination source of the smartphone. The light guide is configured to direct light from the illumination source into an eye of a subject disposed in front of the fixture.
The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.

Wireless video/audio signal transmitter/receiver

This invention is new to the field in two ways: [1] it sends audio/video signals wirelessly between tablet computing devices and smartphones to projection devices instead of using attached cables, and [2] it does not require an app, a second computing device, a driver, a download, or a “jailbreak” of the computing device to function properly.. .
Untethered, Llc

Method for adjusting screen brightness and system thereof

A method for adjusting screen brightness and system thereof are described. The method comprises: acquiring an attribute parameter of a screen image and a current screen brightness in a smartphone; comparing the attribute parameter of the screen image of the smartphone to the current screen brightness; and decreasing a screen display brightness when the attribute parameter is greater than the screen brightness; and increasing the screen display brightness when the attribute parameter is less than the screen brightness..
Huizhou Tcl Mobile Communication Co., Ltd.

Solar lighting with pay-as-you go technology

Disclosed are systems, devices and methods for providing solar lighting and power to a customer by using pay-as-you-go (payg) technology. The payg technology allows a customer to make incremental payments for a solar energy system that includes a lighting unit.
Angaza Design, Inc.

Systems and methods for user based vehicle access control

Systems and methods for remotely providing access to a secured vehicle are disclosed. The methods can include receiving a permission parameter from a primary user authorizing a secondary user to enter, receiving an access permission request from a secondary user, evaluating the access permission request for compliance with the permission parameter, and unlocking a door of the vehicle to allow the secondary user to access the vehicle.
Faraday&future Inc.

Synthesis of superposition shape images by light interacting with layers of lenslets

The present invention describes methods and apparatuses for creating superposition shape images by superposed base and revealing layers of lenslet gratings. The superposition shape images form a message recognizable by a human observer or by an image acquisition and computing device such as a smartphone.
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale De Lausanne (epfl)

Detecting air pressure and respiratory conditions using a device touch sensitive surface (tss) subsystem and other built in sensors subsystems

Techniques for using the sensor subsystems built into typical smart devices such as a smartphone to detect, measure, collect and characterize air pressure waveforms and make recommendations. The approach is particularly adaptable to detecting respiratory conditions but may also be used in other applications..

Necklace for holding smart device

The present invention relates to a necklace for holding a smart device, which enables a user to conveniently use a smart device even while on the move, the necklace including a coupling part, which an earphone and a smart device are fixable to or attachable/detachable from and has the function of rotating in the direction of a user's intended motion, and a distribution part, which distributes the weight of a smartphone. Since the necklace according to the present invention includes first coupling parts, to which an earphone receiver is fixable, and a second coupling part, which a smart device is attachable/detachable from, a smart device may be conveniently used even while on the move or during physical activity.

Apparatus and detecting and driving headphones differentially in mobile applications

An apparatus and method is disclosed for achieving improved sound quality from mobile ‘hifi’ playback devices by driving compatible headphones in ‘balanced’ or ‘differential’ mode via standard size headphone connectors on the device, while retaining full compliance with legacy jack connections and conventional headphones. When a headphone is connected, a smartphone may determine whether the headphone is one capable of accepting balanced audio signals, or one that uses a conventional 3-pole jack or a 4-pole ctia or omtp jack.
Ess Technology, Inc.

Apparatus and driving headphones differentially in mobile applications

An apparatus and method is disclosed for achieving improved sound quality from mobile ‘hifi’ playback devices by driving compatible headphones in ‘balanced’ or ‘differential’ mode via standard size headphone connectors on the device, while retaining full compliance with legacy jack connections and conventional headphones. When a headphone is connected, a smartphone may determine whether the headphone is one capable of accepting balanced audio signals, or one that uses a conventional 3-pole jack or a 4-pole ctia or omtp jack.
Ess Technology, Inc.

Apparatus and methods for remotely monitoring water utilization

An apparatus and method for remotely monitoring water usage in real time utilizes a sensor attached to a water meter. The sensor monitors water flowing through the meter by analyzing the water meter's magnetic coupling and processes the data to correlate it to real time flow rates.
Flume, Inc.

Geo-location estimate (gle) sensitive physical access control methods of operation

A method operates a server that is coupled to a network controlling door actuators at physical geo-locations. The server receives through a wireless communication network a request to enable physical access at a portal using a secure channel and a geo-location estimate from a mobile device.

Server-based fast remote display on client devices

A system and method for controlling a display on a client device such as a wireless communication device, e.g., a smartphone or similar device is presented. Aspects of the invention permit a more efficient and fast representation of the desired output onto the client's display including by caching certain display data on the client, temporarily and/or permanently, and transmitting only command and control level data from the server to the client for display of the cached display data.
Nubo Software

Wirelessly controlled led electronic necktie

A necktie with integrated, individually addressable, multi-colored light emitting diode (led) modules arranged in a rectangular matrix format. These led modules are connected together and controlled by means of an onboard microcontroller.

Application and a two-way communication between participating smartphones, of each other's real-time geographic location information, during a phone call.

The invention also discloses a method for retrieving the real-time geographic locations of two smartphones, engaged with each other in a phone call, and for communicating the said retrieved location information pertaining to one of the said two smartphones to—and displaying it on—the other of the said two smartphones and vice versa.. .

System and synchronizing a video signal and an audio stream in a cellular smartphone

A system and method of enhancing the quality of the sound in a cellular smartphone used at a live event. A video signal is captured from a live event in a smartphone camera of a cellular smartphone to create a video clip.

Video headphones, systems, helmets, methods and video content files

In one aspect, there is provided video headphones, including a plurality of cameras, wherein the cameras are arranged to capture a panorama of at least 270°. In another aspect, there is provided a video headphones system including the video headphones and further including a mobile device (eg.

Logging encrypted data communications for qoe analysis

A device such as a smartphone may communicate with a server or other network entity using encrypted communications, making it difficult to examine such communications for purposes of identifying communication issues that may affect user qoe (quality of experience). In certain embodiments, an application may be modified to log communication data before encryption and after decryption.
T-mobile Usa, Inc.

Solar power lighted audio fishing tackle box

The present invention relates to a fishing tackle box that has been outfitted with led (light emitting diodes) lighting the trays and main storage areas of the box. The leds in the box are powered by a rechargeable battery charged by at least two solar panels, and are positioned to provide power regardless of the box being opened or closed.

Vehicle processor and tracking and reporting vehicle use and associated fuel cost

A vehicle computing system includes a vehicle human-machine interface (hmi) and a vehicle processor coupled to the hmi and programmed to store trip information for multiple trips including consumed fuel cost for vehicle operation in response to a trip purpose input from the hmi. The trip purpose may be a business or personal purpose, for example.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

Mobile digital property portfolio management system

A mobile property portfolio management system provides the capability of generating, maintaining, searching and displaying property portfolio data from a mobile device such as a smartphone (e.g., iphone), tablet (e.g., ipad) or any other mobile computing device. The property portfolio management system comprises a mobile or client portion, a central or server portion and optional satellite offices.
Gazit Group Usa, Inc.

Keyless vehicle systems

A keyless vehicle entry and start system for motor vehicles includes an input device such as a keypad and a backup electrical power supply to unlock the door latch in the event the primary power supply fails, thereby eliminating the need for a lock cylinder. The door latch system is configured to supply electrical power from the primary electrical power supply to unlock the latch upon receiving a signal from a mobile phone, and to supply electrical power from the backup electrical power supply to unlock the latch if an authorized code is input via the keypad.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

Identifying and controlling light-based communication (lcom)-enabled luminaires

Techniques are disclosed for identifying and controlling light-based communication (lcom)-enabled luminaires. In some cases, the techniques include a luminaire communicating its id to a computing device via one or more lcom signals.
Osram Sylvania Inc.

Method for the automatic classification of trips

A method for the identification of a person based on their past motion history and for the automatic classification of trips. The method of the present invention uses a sensor device such as a smartphone that a user/person is already carrying.

System and interacting with a broadcaster via an application

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

System and video and secondary audio source synchronization

Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media for video and secondary audio source synchronization. A system practicing the method establishes a communication with a device such as a telephone or digital device and receives an identification of an audio stream associated with a video presentation specified by a user.
Audionow Ip Holdings, Llc

Cell phone energy exchange device/ system and method

A cell phone energy exchange system and method includes a plurality of usb micro to smartphone connectors and a cell phone energy exchange device having a main enclosure including a power on/off switch, at least one device a input/output combination connector/cord, at least one device b input/output combination connector/cord, a rear storage compartment, a device charger port, an electronic display, a power transfer system, control circuitry, an internal power source, at least one multi-function button, at least one up arrow button, at least one down arrow button, at least one right arrow button, and at least one left arrow button. The cell phone energy exchange system and method is useful for charging one smartphone from a second smartphone to a preset level in preset increments..

Cardless access control with electronic locks using smartphones

Electronic locks used for physical access control will be able to wirelessly communicate directly with smartphones for selectable multi-factor authentication using technology and components built into smartphones. Systems and methods utilize the phone's digital credential function, the phone's screen unlock keypad function, and the phone's biometric template information and comparison function to establish authentication parameters in order to unlock the door..
Stanley Security Solutions, Inc.

User authentication based on physical movement information

Techniques described herein may be used to implement a completely automated public turing test to tell computers and humans apart (captcha) test that requires a user of a user device (e.g., a smartphone, a laptop computer, etc.) to physically move in a certain pattern. In one implementation, a user device may prompt the user to physically move the user device according to a specified pattern.
Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.

Electronic lighter when attached to a smartphone generates heat for lighting a cigarette/cigar

Electronic lighter apparatus that attached to an electronic mobile device and generates heat for the purpose of igniting a cigarette and/or cigar is disclosed. The claimed electronic lighter apparatus not only generates heat for the user to ignite a cigarette and/or cigar, but also connects with and uses power from their most used device which is their electronic mobile device..

Reconstructing light-based communication signals captured with a rolling shutter image capture device

Methods and systems are described for sampling an lcom message and accurately reconstructing the entire lcom message using a light receiver (e.g., digital camera) of a typical mobile computing device, such as a smartphone, tablet, or other mobile computing device. These including receiving segments of an lcom signal from at least two repetitions of the lcom signal.
Osram Sylvania Inc.

Smart swimming pool or hot tub monitor

A smart pool maintenance monitor and alert system configured to communicate with an internet-connected device is described. The system employs a floating buoy for use within the water of a swimming pool or hot tub, and a gateway.
Cec - Comunicações E Computadores Sa

Tester for detecting graphene security element in a security document, and the element detection method

A tester is described for detecting a graphene security element in a secure document, such as a banknote, an identification card, etc. As well as a method for detection of that element.

Data collection system and method that detect electronic device displays via fresnel patterns

A control subsystem determines based on the characteristics of light from a secondary illumination source reflected off optics of a data collection device whether a display screen of an electronic device (e.g., smartphone, smartwatch, tablet computer) are in a field of view of the data collection device, and switches operational modes accordingly. Thus, the control subsystem can employ a fresnel pattern for such determination.
Datalogic Adc, Inc.

Multi-touch gesture search

One or more systems and/or methods for providing related content associated with a multi-touch gesture to a user are provided. A multi-touch gesture (e.g., a pinch-in gesture, a pinch-out gesture, etc.) may be received through a user interface of a client device (e.g., smartphone, tablet, television, virtual wall, etc.) associated with a user.
Yahoo!, Inc.

Universal scalable system: on-the-fly system performance conversion via pc-on-a-card and usb for smart devices and iot enabling

A universal interconnection scheme enables system architecture modularization with a hot-pluggable external computing module, such as a pc-on-a-card device using usb type-c technology. With the flexibility to interchange the system computing module with an external module, system performance can be augmented to fulfill the essential needs of the user, whether the system is a portable low-power tablet device, a smartphone, a wearable device such as an internet of things device, or a high-performance pc..
Intel Corporation

Printed double-wrapped coil on paper for projective capacitance sensing

Touch user interfaces have been an essential element in the use of smartphones and tablets. An improved touch or near touch sensing structure made of a printed conductive double-wrapped coil is disclosed.
Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

Compact stereoscopic viewing apparatus

A stereoscopic viewing apparatus for use with a smartphone and switchable between a stored state and an operational state. Included are a base member for receiving the smartphone, left and right optical lenses and a lens support.

Stereoscopic viewing apparatus

A stereoscopic viewing apparatus having a housing and left and right optical lenses which are secured within left and right interior portions of the housing. A smartphone support positions the phone so that left and right image regions of the phone display are disposed along principal axis of the left and right lenses.

Spectral imaging system for remote and noninvasive detection of target substances using spectral filter arrays and image capture arrays

An approach to noninvasively and remotely detect the presence, location, and/or quantity of a target substance in a scene via a spectral imaging system comprising a spectral filter array and image capture array. For a chosen target substance, a spectral filter array is provided that is sensitive to selected wavelengths characterizing the electromagnetic spectrum of the target substance.

Catheter assembly including monitoring capabilities

A catheter assembly or other elongate tubular device for use in establishing vascular or other access within the body of a patient is disclosed. The catheter assembly is equipped with one or more sensors that enable monitoring of one or more physiological aspects of the patient or physical aspect of the catheter assembly itself when the catheter assembly is disposed within the patient.
C. R. Bard, Inc.

Method and device to prohibit communications which require active participation by the driver of a vehicle

Operating a vehicle while texting, using applications or using a mobile device has been shown to be very dangerous and increase the likelihood of accidents. An exemplary embodiment relates to a method, techniques and a system that can prohibit the use of a mobile device by the driver while driving.

Method and scanning and printing a 3d object

A smartphone may be freely moved in three dimensions as it captures a stream of images of an object. Multiple image frames may be captured in different orientations and distances from the object and combined into a composite image representing an three-dimensional image of the object.
Dacuda Ag

Automatic absolute orientation and position

Methods of determining an absolute orientation and position of a mobile computing device are described for use in augmented reality applications, for instance. In one approach, the framework implemented herein detects known objects within a frame of a video feed.
Nvidia Corporation

Device, method, and system of generating fraud-alerts for cyber-attacks

Devices, systems, and methods of detecting user identity, differentiating between users of a computerized service, and detecting a cyber-attacker. An end-user device (a desktop computer, a laptop computer, a smartphone, a tablet, or the like) interacts and communicates with a server of a computerized server (a banking website, an electronic commerce website, or the like).
Biocatch Ltd.

Maintaining user authenticaitons with common trusted devices

Various embodiments are generally directed to an apparatus, method, and other techniques to maintain user authentications with common trusted devices. If a user is in possession of a first computing device (e.g., a smartphone), an unlocked state of the first trusted device is maintained if the user is using a nearby trusted device (e.g., a computer) within a certain amount of time.

Mobile devices charging system and method

The invention comprises systems and methods for transferring energy between mobile 370 devices such as smartphones comprising: energy transfer means; at least one accelerometer; a micro-controller with predefined instructions, is adapted to control charging parameters; a dc-dc converter; wherein, said accelerometer readings are processed and fed into said microcontroller for controlling said charging parameters using said predefined instructions; further wherein, control over said charge parameters is 375 achieved by changing the position of at least one of the mobile devices. A number of different embodiments are provided allowing for different transfer schemes..

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.

Template selection system, template selection method and recording medium storing template selection program

Provided are a template selection system, as well as a template selection method, and recording medium storing a template selection program, for selecting a template that will not appear incompatible with a target image when the target image is combined with the template. Specifically, a target image is selected and target image data representing the selected target image is transmitted to an image compositing server.
Fujifilm Corporation

Method and system for crowd-sourced algorithm development

A system for development of an algorithm for analysis of sensor data includes one or more wearable sensor devices, a smart device, and a cloud computing platform. The sensors in the wearable sensor device produce sensor data (e.g., physiological data) from a user that can be processed by a software algorithm in the wearable sensor device or by a connected smart device (e.g., a smartphone) via cloud computing, producing an algorithm output.
Mc10, Inc.

Computer system, arrangement with a computer system and an external management device, as well as the use of a storage unit in a computer system

A computer system assembly has a computer system and an external management device, as well as use of a storage unit in a computer system. Included in the computer system, is an energy supply device; as well as a management unit, which controls and/or manages system parameters based upon system parameter data; and, at least one separate interface for connecting an external management device (smartphone, tablet pc or a notebook, for example).
Fujitsu Limited

Reduced size configuration interface

An electronic device displays at least one device initialization screen. After displaying the at least one device initialization screen, the electronic device displays an instruction screen instructing a user to pair the external device with the electronic device.
Apple Inc.

Device and gaze attraction toward camera

A device for holding a gaze-attracting object in a position adjacent to an electronic photographic device such as a digital camera or smart phone is provided. The device includes a body having one or a plurality first projecting members extending across a gap from a secondary projecting member.

Combination airflow, sound and pulse wave sensor pack with smartphone data aquisition and transfer

The system of the present invention is intended to provide a simple, out-of-clinic sleep disorders testing tool. It can be used for pretest screening and diagnosis, and post therapy follow-up of patients.
Dymedix Corporation

Wearable technology that monitors health and safety

Wearable technology for individuals containing a transdermal sweat sensor, bluetooth low energy micro-chip, and accelerometer connected to a smartphone application. The transdermal sweat sensor detects perspiration on the skin and determines the blood alcohol content (bac) as well as ingestion of a date-rape drug by the individual.

Bidirectional communication between an infant receiving system and a remote device

An infant device, such as in infant swing, establishes a wireless connection with a parent's existing portable electronic device, such as a smartphone. The portable electronic device sends messages to control any of the functions associated with the infant device.
Mattel, Inc.

Game alert system

A game alert system includes a device mountable on a game feeder that detects motion in a target area and automatically sends an electronic signal to a user, or a hunter, in a remote location to notify the hunter of movement in the area, without alerting or startling animals that triggered the device. The system may include one or more cameras (which may be 360 degree cameras) and/or one or more gps systems for obtaining photographs and/or video and/or collecting geographic data.
Hogman-outdoors, Llc

Process and system in which the user can enhance their selfie photos before they are taken

The current invention is process and system that works with a camera device like a smartphone that allows people to enhance their selfie photos before they are taken. It applies blemish correction and/or a filter if chosen by the user.

Electronic access control and location tracking system

A method and system that allows authorized individuals access into controlled access locations and the ability to grant temporary and limited access to guests into these locations. The method and system allows for navigational services to be provided to members and guests, and real-time tracking and confirmation to members and administrators that guests have arrived at their destination and did not enter any unauthorized areas.
Collateral Opportunities, Llc

Access management system

Disclosed are an apparatus and a method for remotely managing access to an area. An access management platform, which can be an electronic lock that is installed on e.g., a door of a house, can enable a user to establish a virtual presence at the door.
Gate Labs Inc.

Time card punching system

A time card punching system comprising a cloud-based database, a work spot device, and a smartphone carrying a mobile application; wherein the cloud-based database, the work spot device, and the smartphone performs data communication among each other; the work spot device can be registered with designated gps and equipped with bluetooth smart technology; when punching a time card, the mobile application can detect if the employee is within five meters from the work spot device; the mobile application uses a face recognition to prevent buddy punching.. .
Asiabase Technologies Limited

Digital inventory system

An inventory technology that works with computers, smartphones and devices that assists in creating a personal property inventory for insurance purposes wills, probate, taxes and or other needs. An inventory may be prepared before an insurance loss occurs by use of photos, videos, user input and vender supplied receipts.

Guided purchasing via smartphone

Guiding purchasing via smartphone by, determining, via smartphone input of a user, the smartphone user's intent to purchase a given product. At least one sequence of tasks to purchase each of a plurality of products is determined.
Google 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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