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 Smartphone fraud-proof authorization and authentication for secure interactions patent thumbnailSmartphone fraud-proof authorization and authentication for secure interactions
Mobile devices and other devices used in transactions or interactions with other computer systems can be identified by an abstract composite of information unique to the device. For example, the device can record and store when a user first started the device (a date and time of first use), how the device is configured (including any hardware/software identifications, versions, install dates, time when configurations or installations occurred, etc.), etc.
Avaya Inc.


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

 Validation, subscription and billing system patent thumbnailValidation, subscription and billing system
Disclosed is a system for validating point of access customer subscription status and brokering intermediary billing adjustments. Customers can register into a water filter network.

 Smartphone or tablet having a secure display patent thumbnailSmartphone or tablet having a secure display
A secure terminal, particularly for protecting smartphones or tablets, includes: a display system (5) including a screen (2) and a graphical component (6) for carrying out commands to display visual data on the screen (2); a central processing unit (8) for carrying out executable program instructions and sending display commands to the display system (5); and a communication device (9-1) connecting the central processing unit (8) to the display system (5); a security processor (10) for securely interpreting and/or processing display commands of secure visual data on the screen (2); a communication device (9-2) connecting the security processor (10) to the display system (5); and a means (11) for visual recognition, by a user of the terminal (1), of a secure mode for displaying the secure visual data, which is displayed on the screen (2) when the secure visual data is displayed, and is controlled by the security processor (10).. .
Prove & Run


 Wearable lifetime personal high sensitivity and wide-dynamic range measurement  real-time radiation exposure measurement and cancer risk management due to harmful radiation in all environments patent thumbnailWearable lifetime personal high sensitivity and wide-dynamic range measurement real-time radiation exposure measurement and cancer risk management due to harmful radiation in all environments
A dynamic, wearable low-cost, personal high-sensitivity and wide-dynamic range measurement apparatus and method provide an accurate, objective and independent device for the real-time measurement and monitoring of an individual's career or lifetime exposure to known and unknown sources of harmful ionizing radiation, for real-time radiation exposure monitoring, overexposure warning and cancer risk management due to harmful radiation in all ambient environments. The measurement apparatus and method are wirelessly interfaced to a smartphone/controller or other host computer which provide a verification device to prevent an unauthorized use, a device to time-stamp and permanently data-log measured location based data using a smartphone/gps data, and a device to predict and warn the individual when dangerous levels are actually approached, or will likely be approached or exceeded over the entire career or lifetime of the individual, and provide an access device for real-time estimates of the individual's risk of developing cancer or other threatening disease.

 Providing wireless services using multiple core networks patent thumbnailProviding wireless services using multiple core networks
Techniques described herein may enable a wireless telecommunications network to implement different types of core networks, and enable end devices—user equipment (ues) such as broadband devices (e.g., smartphones, tablets) and internet of things (iot)/machine type communication (mtc) devices (sometimes referred to herein as machine-to-machine (m2m) devices)—to connect to whichever core network is most suitable to the capabilities of the ue. For example, a broadband core network may provide ues with broadband connectivity for media sessions (e.g., telephone calls, video calls, etc.) and broadband internet access.
Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.


 Method and system for processing of beacon signals patent thumbnailMethod and system for processing of beacon signals
A wireless beacon message management system and method of operating the system with a mobile device. At least one wireless beacon is strategically located in a premises, such as a building or other geocentrically defined area.

 Intelligent security system patent thumbnailIntelligent security system
The present invention provides an intelligent security system, where the system includes an in-vehicle information detection apparatus, a telecommunication server, a smartphone, and an unlocking apparatus, where the in-vehicle information detection apparatus sends collected instant vehicle information to the telecommunication server; the network server sends processed instant vehicle information to the smartphone by using a signal; the smartphone sends mobile phone control signal to the telecommunication server; the telecommunication server sends the mobile phone control signal to the in-vehicle information detection apparatus; the unlocking apparatus sends an unlocking signal to the in-vehicle information detection apparatus; and the smartphone and the unlocking apparatus receive a detection signal of an in-vehicle hardware apparatus. The present invention belongs to the technical field of electronic products.
Shenzhen Smart Riding Intelligence Technology Co., Ltd.


 Kinetic object removal from camera preview image patent thumbnailKinetic object removal from camera preview image
A digital camera is configured to display a continually updated preview image of an observed scene, wherein kinetic objects that appear in the observed scene do not appear in the continually updated preview image. An observed scene includes static objects and kinetic objects.
Adobe Systems Incorporated


 Communications methods and apparatus related to web initiated sessions patent thumbnailCommunications methods and apparatus related to web initiated sessions
A client device, e.g., a smartphone including a web browser, requests a call authorization token from a web server, e.g., a web page server. The web server, acting on behalf of a company, whose web page is hosted and whose phone corresponds to the called party, screens incoming requests and decides whether or not to issue an authorization token, e.g., a signed token including an encrypted portion.
Sonus Networks, Inc.


Systems and methods for providing visualization of geo location of pupil transportation buses

A computer-implemented system and method that includes receiving a request to know the geo location of a pupil transportation vehicle (“yellow school bus”or “yb”) for a requested route (assigned specifically to one student) and displaying such request of the geo location of the vehicle on a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or personal computer system. Such system and method will improve the retrieval of location of the yb by parents or caregivers, thus being able to better manage and plan their timing to reach the yellow bus stop.

System and securely storing and charging mobile devices

A system for securely storing and charging a mobile device includes an ac-connectable device, such as a multi-function printer or photocopier, having a charging area and a power source, wherein a mobile device such as a smartphone, a tablet computer, an e-reader or a portable rechargeable battery pack, is charged by placing the mobile device in the charging area and attaching the device to the power source. The charging area allows for the mobile device to be secured to or within the ac-connectable device.
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

Secure mobile device charging and cleaning systems

A system for securely storing and charging a mobile device includes an ac-connectable device, such as a multi-function printer or photocopier, having a charging area and a power source, wherein a mobile device such as a smartphone, a tablet computer, an e-reader or a portable rechargeable battery pack, is charged by placing the mobile device in the charging area and attaching the device to the power source. The charging area allows for the mobile device to be secured to or within the ac-connectable device.
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

Method and apparatus of converting control tracks for providing haptic feedback

Disclosed are systems and methods for converting a control track designed for use with a number and/or type of haptic output devices to be used with other numbers and/or types of haptic output devices. For example, a computing device may convert the control track into another control track that can be applied to other types and/or numbers of haptic output devices.
Immersion Corporation

Mobile, crowd sourced vehicle appraisal application

The system provides a way to quickly rate and grade a vehicle using a guided template on a smartphone, tablet, or other mobile device. Once graded, a vehicle can be viewed against available market book and online resale values that are geo-specific, with final rating information based on the inspection pushed into a cloud of connected users in crowdsourced manner that allows users to respond with non-binding bids to purchase the vehicle, creating both a dynamic and real time valuation of that vehicle for trade in purposes, as well as access to a wholesale market for possible immediate resale, dealer trade, or other transfer and disposition of the vehicle..
Dealer Market Exchange Pr Llc

Safe food ordering by voice while driving

Techniques for safe food ordering by voice while driving are described. A customer driving a vehicle decides to order food from a restaurant.
U.s. Group Corporation

Adaptive systems and procedures for defending a processor against transient fault attacks

Various features pertain to defending a smartphone processor or other device from a transient fault attack. In one example, the processor is equipped to detect transient faults using a fault detection system and to adaptively adjust a control parameter in response to the transient faults, where the control parameter controls a physical operation of the processor (such as by gating its clock signal) or a functional operation of the fault detection system (such as a particular software fault sensor (sfs) employed to detect transient faults).
Qualcomm Incorporated

Touch-input support for an external touch-capable display device

Touch-input support for an external touch-capable display device is described. A computing device (e.g., a smartphone) is configured to form a connection with an external touch-capable display device that is separate from the computing device.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Tactile metronome

A metronome capable of imparting a tactile sensation in order to assist the user in monitoring a tempo. The metronome is configurable to be worn on the wrist, chest, ankle or any part of the body most suitable for the user.
Soundbrenner Limited

Alarm clock having a motion sensor and mobile device connectivity

The alarm clock having a motion sensor and mobile device connectivity is an alarm clock providing connectivity with a cellular telephone, smartphone or any similar suitable type of mobile device. The alarm clock having a motion sensor and mobile device connectivity includes an optical projector for projecting an image representative of a display screen of the mobile device on an external display surface, such as a wall or a ceiling.

Hologram projector

The present invention describes a hologram projector that is used to project three dimensional high definition images on the screen using various electronic devices. The hologram projector can provide an upright display that is comfortable to view while allowing the electronic device to lay flat, by incorporating a completely or partially reflective material along with the hologram projector.

Mobile environment monitoring system

An environmental monitoring system having a monitoring device, a cloud-based server, mobile devices, remote sensors and hardwired sensors, such that each of the system devices is configured to communicate with the rest of the system and the mobile devices provide user access and control. This system provides a comprehensive hardware and software solution designed for complex environment monitoring applications.
Softarex Technologies, Inc.

Non-invasive intraocular pressure monitor

The invention provides devices and methods for non-invasive monitoring and measuring of intraocular pressure (iop) of a subject. Embodiments include a lens that is adapted to fit on the subject's eye, a microstructure disposed in or on the lens, the microstructure having at least one feature that exhibits a change in shape and/or geometry and/or position on the lens in response to a change in curvature of the lens.

Opportunistic wake-up transmissions via time-division multiplexing in ofdma-based 802.11ax

Mobile platform power management is an important problem especially for battery-powered small form factor platforms such as smartphones, tablets, wearable devices, internet of things (tot) devices, and the like. A wake-up packet scheduler, a packet manager and a padding manager interact and cooperate to insert at least one wake-up packet on a sub-channel in a padding area after a data frame, the wake-up packet usable by a low-power wake-up radio in, for example, an ieee 802.11 wireless communication environment..
Intel Corporation

Audio reproduction apparatus and audio reproduction system

To maintain favorable sound reproduction. In a car audio apparatus 6 which includes an inter-equipment communication unit 51 configured to perform communication according to each of a plurality of sound communication protocols pv for transmitting a sound signal a3 of audio, and a reproduction processing unit 52 configured to reproduce the sound signal a3 received through the communication, and which receives the sound signal a3 from a smartphone 8 through communication according to any of the sound communication protocols pv, the car audio apparatus 6 includes a priority storing unit 62 configured to store a priority of the sound communication protocols pv in advance, and a sound signal input controlling unit 53 configured to, in the case where a sound communication request for transmitting the sound signal a3 is received from the smartphone 8, accept the sound communication request according to the priority of a sound communication protocol pv of requested communication..
Clarion Co., Ltd.

Switchable four-pole jack for supporting balanced headphones and headset operation in mobile applications

An approach 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, while retaining full compliance with legacy jack connections and allowing use of a microphone. 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 4-pole ctia or omtp jack.
Ess Technology, Inc.

Audio emanation device for receiving and transmitting audio signals

Audio emanation device, such as headphones and speakers, capable of receiving audio signals, playing the audio signals, and transmitting the audio signals to other audio emanation devices are disclosed. The audio emanation device comprises a capacitive touch user interface panel and an led lighting system that optionally can pulse with music played on the audio emanation device.
Wearhaus Inc.

Low-profile electronic apparatus and methods

Low-profile electronic component apparatus and methods of manufacturing and utilizing the same, for use with low-profile mobile devices and other applications. In one embodiment, the mobile device comprises a wireless-enabled smartphone, tablet, or laptop computer, and the component comprises an audio speaker which is recessed into a metallic support element, the latter recessed into the mobile device outer housing.
Pulse Finland Oy

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

Local enhancement of large scanned documents

Enhancing image quality of an initial full image of a document includes subdividing the initial full image of the document into a number of segments, determining at least one of the segments for enhancement, directing a user to take photographs with a smartphone to provide a separate segment image for the at least one of the segments by presenting on a screen of the smartphone a view of the document having lines superimposed thereon corresponding to the segments, and merging the separate segment image to provide an enhanced full image. The number of segments may depend upon a size of text in the initial full image and a desired height of text in the enhanced full image.
Evernote Corporation

Method and data channel augmented voice telephony systems

A computerized method of terminating audio telephone calls that provides the other party with more information as to why the telephone call was terminated. This method, which is particularly useful for computerized smartphones equipped with voice and data channel communications methods, automatically provides the user with a variety of different informative text messages that can be selected by the user and sent to the other party at the time that a voice call is terminated..

Home interior monitoring system and communication setting method

In a case of a connection destination of a master device in wireless communication not being registered in the master device, a smartphone, at the start of setting of the registration, determines a mode of wireless communication with the master device (specifically, a router connection mode or a soft ap mode) according to whether or not wireless communication is performed through a wireless router and acquires setting information related to the connection destination corresponding to the determined mode of wireless communication. The smartphone sends a message indicating that wireless communication will be performed in the determined mode of wireless communication and sends the setting information related to the connection destination corresponding to the mode of wireless communication to the master device.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Motor control system and method

A motor control interface system, comprising an interface communication module configured to connect to a wired control port of a rotating electronically controlled motor, such as in an hvac system, wherein the interface communication module converts a rotating motor speed signal to a wireless signal for receipt by an external monitoring device. The speed output signal comprises a digital square wave signal, and the communication module implements a reciprocal frequency counter method to determine the speed of the motor.
Purdue Research Foundation

Method to monitor impacts on the human body while practicing running or sports

A method to monitor impacts on the human body while practicing running or sports including: reading threshold values from personal information provided by the user; reading from a server the updated threshold values for training impact zones and reading the daily accumulated goal previously defined; reading data from an accelerometer sensor of a mobile device attached to the human body such as smartphones or wearable devices; calculating acceleration from data read from the accelerometer sensor; converting the measured acceleration into body weight units; obtaining date and time information, and optionally, satellite tracking data; checking if user has exceeded the appropriate level of impact conditions acceptable according to the training impact zones; notifying the user if he has exceeded appropriate level of impact conditions when achieved the beneficial goal of daily cumulative impact through an alarm; and displaying results/statistics of the training to the user.. .
Samsung EletrÔnica Da AmazÔnia Ltda.

Biometric data gathering

A universal 6-dof mems sensor combined with six degree of motion algorithms and human motion parameters permits individualized real time motion analysis of a user to enable accurate measurements. Data derived thereby is wirelessly sent for viewing to a bluetooth® enabled smartphone or combination smartphone and eyeglass device, such as the google glass® headset.

Danger avoidance support program

A danger avoidance support program is described which make it possible to always grasp the surrounding situation and avoid danger such as collision even when using a smartphone while walking. This danger avoidance support program detects a direction to each of a plurality of measurement objects located ahead of the portable information terminal and measures the distance to the each measurement object to display the plurality of measurement objects in real time on the screen of the portable information terminal by mapping the plurality of measurement objects in the space of the screen of the portable information terminal on the basis of the detected directions and the measured distances.
Interman Corporation

Assisted cell acquisition for low cost wireless devices

Aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques and apparatus for assisted cell acquisition by a wireless node, such as a smartphone, enhanced machine type communications (emtc) device, and/or wearable. In one aspect, a method is provided which may be performed by the wireless node.
Qualcomm Incorporated

Phone case with camera

A case and a system for wirelessly pairing, storing and charging an adjunct camera to a handheld electronic device, such as a smartphone. A software application on the device controls the adjunct camera.
Case Cam Llc

Method for divisionally displaying screen pictures of multiple web browser pages of handheld computer on external monitor

The method includes the steps of: a) acquiring a display resolution of an external monitor; b) acquiring screen pictures of web browser pages of a smartphone; c) determining a quantity of screen divisions of the external monitor according to information acquired in step b); d) resizing the screen pictures acquired in step b) to match one of the screen divisions according to the display resolution; e) combining the screen pictures resized in step d) into an integrated screen picture with multiple screen divisions; and f) displaying the integrated screen picture on the external monitor.. .
I/o Interconnect, Ltd.

System and vehicle telematics data

A system and method are disclosed herein to receive preliminary telematics data collected by a smartphone and actual telematics data collected by a data collection device. The system includes a computer memory and a processor in communication with the computer memory.
Hartford Fire Insurance Company

Managing applications in non-cooperative environments

The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for managing applications in non-cooperative environments. Embodiments of the invention provide the ability to manage non-cooperative applications and operating systems.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Method for divisionally displaying screen pictures of multiple application pages of handheld computer on external monitor

The method includes the steps of: a) acquiring a display resolution of an external monitor; b) acquiring screen pictures of application pages of a smartphone; c) determining a quantity of screen divisions of the external monitor according to information acquired in step b); d) resizing the screen pictures acquired in step b) to match one of the screen divisions according to the display resolution; e) combining the screen pictures resized in step d) into an integrated screen picture with multiple screen divisions; and f) displaying the integrated screen picture on the external monitor.. .
I/o Interconnect, Ltd.

System and virtual reality viewer

A foldable virtual reality viewer for use with smartphone devices is provided. The viewer is configured to be transitioned between a collapsed state to an expanded, operative state.
Dodocase Inc

Point of reference displacement and motion sensor

Sensors, devices, systems, devices, and methods for providing wireless modular self-contained units with battery power supply that can use radar, ultrasonic, and ir measuring techniques and sensors for directional detection of impeding objects, persons, or moving targets, and can be used with mobile smart phones and the like. The modular sensor units can be used as a displacement and motion measurement sensor for point of reference measurement applications.
Hipscience, Llc

Automatic measurement and notification of electrical level using smartphone sensors

A computer-implemented method, computer program product, and system for determining electrical power levels using one or more sensors on a computing device including: determining threshold levels and alert criteria, receiving electrical power level data from one or more sensors of a computing device, determining if the electrical power level data exceeds the alert criteria, and sending an alert to the appropriate parties if the electrical power level data exceeds the alert criteria.. .
International Business Machines Corporation

Detection of mobile device location within vehicle using vehicle based data and mobile device based data

One or more location analysis computing devices and methods are disclosed herein for determining the position of a mobile device (smartphone, tablet computer) within an interior of a vehicle. The position of the mobile device may be calculated by detecting changes in accelerometer data.
Allstate Insurance Company

System and using an electronic lock with a smartphone

An electronic lock may transmit advertising that the electronic lock is available for communication. A smartphone may establish communication with the electronic lock in response to the advertising.
Schlage Lock Company Llc

Smartphone with a vr content capturing assembly

The present utility model relates to a smartphone with a vr content capturing assembly, wherein said vr content capturing assembly comprises: at least two cameras, which cooperatively cover a total angle of view of at least 360° in at least one of the length dimension, height dimension and width dimension of the smartphone. The smartphone can be any other portable device.
Effire Universal Limited

Hands-free mount for mobile devices

A hands-free mount for a mobile device is disclosed. An example hands-free mount includes a first plate for combining with a case of the mobile device, and a second plate for pairing with the first plate.

Remote support service with two-way smart whiteboard

Mobile devices, such as a smartphone, tablet or wearable, are leveraged to facilitate remote support between a user of the device, and a remote technician. In this approach, the mobile device is used as a tool on behalf of the remote technician.
Logmein, Inc.

Visual biometric authentication supplemented with a time-based secondary authentication factor

Various features pertain to two-factor authentication. A user seeking access to the secure facility or system generates a time-limited quick response (qr) code with his or her smartphone for display on a touchpad screen of the smartphone.
Qualcomm Incorporated

Apparatus and methods to promote sustainable behavior among smartphone users

This disclosure describes methods and apparatus to promote sustainable usage of smartphones such as preventing phone loss, preventing overheating and overcharging, and decreasing packaging waste. A method and apparatus to prevent phone loss is disclosed.

Secure smartphone based access and start authorization system for vehicles

A bluetooth enabled smartphone may be used for both access control and start authorization in a secure and safe way, and embodiments are backward-compatible with conventional vehicle access and start systems. A smart phone acts as an intermediary authorization device to a code generator which effectively resembles a car key that is installed in a vehicle.
Continental Intelligent Transportation Systems, Llc

System and driver risk assessment through continuous performance monitoring

A system and method for driver risk assessment through continuous performance monitoring. The system and method analyzes the full sensor data stream emanating from a vehicle when being driven.
Acculitx, Inc. Dba Accuscore

Methods and systems for connecting physical objects to digital communications

Disclosed is a system which uses a unique code, for example a qr code, on a physical product. The code is conveniently readable, for example by a smartphone or tablet, and connects the reader to a specific network address.
Fabtale Productions Pty Ltd

Mobile secure element based shared cardholder verification

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

Currency exchange system and methodology

A method and system facilitating the dispensing of foreign currency from a foreign atm comprising a smartphone enabled mobile app controlling and enabling the method, a foreign currency account created and controlled through the mobile app, the foreign currency account maintained by a financial institution participating in the international monetary exchange system, funds in the foreign currency app created by exchanging a home currency for a foreign currency, the mobile app able to communicate with the foreign atm to provide secure identification and withdrawal information, the entity operating the foreign atm able to communicate with the financial entity maintaining the foreign currency account, which is able to transfer funds to the foreign atm operating entity to repay the foreign operating entity for foreign currency dispensed from the foreign atm.. .

System for optimal physical exercise and training

A fitness system for enhancing the effectiveness and efficiency of physical training and/or exercise by a user comprises uses (1) a plurality of sensors that are worn by an exercising user and which generate data concerning monitored body processes pertaining to the exercise's effects on the user's body, (2) a processor operates under software control for processing, storing, and analyzing the data, and sending the processed data to a host device using a wireless communication protocol to communicate desired adjustments to the exercise in real time. The host device can be a smartphone, tablet computer or other web accessible device that can display and communicate bilaterally with the processor..
Intelidigital Corp.

Diabetes control using postprandial feedback

Disclosed is a postprandial glucose-measuring device for preventing the development of or reversing t2d. Included are methods for using the device as well as better use for invasive and noninvasive glucose meters.

Magic bags

A grocery storage system includes two or more bags having retractable members whose faces comprise connecting means such as velcro material allowing the bags to connect to one another. The bags can be placed inside a shopping trolley in an accordion fashion facilitating separation of different grocery items and convenience of portability.

Smartphone gloves

The present invention discloses a glove that allows operating an electronic device having a touch interface while wearing the glove. The glove comprises a glove body and digits coupled to the glove body.

Footwear article provided with means for holding or attaching an object on said article

A footwear article provided with a housing to removably hold or attach an object. The housing is arranged to minimize the inconvenience caused by the presence of the object in the housing when the housing of the footwear article is used on the foot, ankle or leg of a user.
Feetkit

Providing lte network devices with downlink channels in an unlicesneed spectrum

A small cell device may communicate with a user device (e.g., a smartphone, a tablet computer, etc.) via a range extender device that extends the effective range of the small cell device to the user device. The small cell device, the range extender device, and the user device may communicate with one another using channels of a licensed spectrum (e.g., traditional lte channels).
Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.

Communication device, communication control method, and communication system

There are provided a first communication time ascertaining unit that ascertains with a ping command communication delay time in communication with a smartphone, a communication state determining unit that determines whether a communication state is satisfactory in the communication with the smartphone based on the ascertained communication delay time, and a communication switching unit that switches a communication channel used for the communication with the smartphone, from one communication channel to another communication channel when the communication state in the communication with the smartphone is determined to be unsatisfactory. Therefore, the switching of the communication channel is performed only when it is ascertained that the communication state with the smartphone is unsatisfactory..
Alpine Electronics, Inc.

Highly accurate baseball pitch speed detector using widely available smartphones

A system for measuring ball speed, the system comprising a camera configured to capture a live video stream including a plurality of frames, a processor, a memory having executable instructions stored thereon that when executed by the processor cause the processor to load configuration information for initializing settings for the processor and the camera, receive data representation of an environment layout, analyze the plurality of frames to identify a ball, calculate a speed of the ball at a release point based on the analysis, generate data representative of the calculated speed, and a display operative to display the data representative of the calculated speed.. .
Smartpitch Llc

Method and system for online redistribution of data and rewards

Systems and methods are provided for an automated online platform for any member of the public to promote and/or sell online digital content or physical products over the internet at any time using the proprietary application of the present invention on any digital device connected to a network. Systems and methods are provided for an online promoter/reseller software application that can be accessible through the internet or other network, and a computer or portable device.
Inspiration Llc

Mobile secure element based shared cardholder verification

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

Mobile secure element based shared cardholder verification

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

Pharmaceutical monitoring and dose optimization system

Disclosed is a device that may monitor the patient's reaction to a particular drug dose, then adjust that dosage for the patient may address some of these concerns. By incorporating this system into a portable electronic device, the system could perform the task of monitoring a patient's outcomes and tailoring the drug dose to the patient by monitoring and adjusting the drug dose between appointments with a doctor.

Vehicle control system

A vehicle control system includes a vehicle control apparatus that controls in-vehicle devices; and an electronic key and a portable device (smartphone) which are carried by a user. The portable device stores an in-vehicle device to be activated before the user gets in a vehicle among the in-vehicle devices, as personal setting data set by the user.
Omron Automotive Electronics Co., Ltd.

Apparatus and method to link medical device sterilization equipment

A communication hub provides communication between a number of medical device processing components within a network. A user may access the communication hub via a user device such as a smartphone or computer and monitor and manage configurations and information relating to the medical device processing components.
Ethicon, Inc.

Computer program, system, and observation and communication for mobile settings, mobile applications, and wearable mobile devices

A system including at least first and second wearable mobile devices and optionally one or more smartphones or other computing devices for allowing a wearable mobile device wearer, an on-site observer, and a remote observer to research and test usability of products in mobile settings, mobile applications, mobile devices, and wearable mobile devices, desktop usability settings, and other settings and devices. The devices nm a software application for generating first-person video and third-person video, transmitting the video to the other devices, marking the videos with time stamps, and allowing the remote observer to send messages and other information to the other devices..
Wichita State University

Portable electronic device holder

A portable electronic device holder that includes: a handle, where the handle include a first end and a second end; a connector at the first end, where the connection includes a plug adapted to engage a portable electronic device; and a stylus at the second end, where the stylus is adapted for use on an input component of the portable electronic device. The handle is preferably configured in a pen or popsicle-stick like configuration.

Out-of-home and/or home targeted interactive content, infomercial and advertising

Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for out-of-home and/or home targeted interactive content, infomercial and advertizing is based on generating and/or receiving user identifier/s for each individual person from the audience, viewers and/or users (“user”) in the vicinity of out-of-home electronic or not displays such as prints, banners and/or video billboards of any kind and/or home entertainment such as computer monitors, computers connected to tv sets, smart tvs and/or tv sets stationary or moving (“display”). User identifier is generated based on retrieved and/or received unique identifier and/or associated data (e.g., user, smartphone number, mac addresses, location, etc.) from the user's electronic devise/s, for example, smartphone, wearables and/or implantables in the vicinity of the display.

Vehicle control system

A vehicle control system may include a vehicle frame, a mount secured to the vehicle frame and configured for rigidly securing a smartphone therein such that motions experienced by the vehicle frame are correspondingly experienced by the smartphone, and system electronics arranged on the frame and in communication with the smartphone and vehicle controllers, the system electronics configured to receive signals from the smartphone and control directional devices of the vehicle based on the signals via the vehicle controllers. A system for preparing signals for transmission to the vehicle to control navigation may also be provided..

Wearable optical system

A wearable optical system allows a user to watch a large screen, such as a smartphone screen, in a wide field of view (fov) with both eyes, the field superimposed on the real world. The screen displays two separate zones to be the data source for each eye.

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

Mobile automated health sensing system,

The claimed invention relates to mobile computing monitoring of health statistics using chemically synthesized conjugate markers providing highly specific details of personal health states. Using portable computing and communications devices, commonly known as ‘smartphones’, personal health and wellness information is gathered from chemical markers and reported to the user.
Enano Health Limited

Multipurpose bottle system

The present invention is a multipurpose bottle that comes with multiple features and functions, such as: insulation to keep the water cool for a longer period of time, a smartphone holder, a smart phone charger, a bluetooth speaker, an optional fragrance tab and storage space for personal items such as keys, credit cards, money, etc. The present invention provides advantages to people traveling to or from the gym or work, as this multipurpose bottle can keep water cooled, charge the smartphone and hold it, play music through the bluetooth speaker, and provide aroma therapy while drinking and still store various important personal belongings..
Health Emporium Usa Llc

Method of customizing stability in articles of footwear

The disclosed method provides a way to manufacture a style of an article of footwear in bulk, while providing customization for heel stability for individual customers. Moreover, the disclosed method provides a way to customize articles of footwear for a customer on an ongoing basis, such that the heel stability of the articles of footwear is refined until a tailored fit is achieved for the same customer.
Nike, Inc.

Capturing audio impulse responses of a person with a smartphone

A method generates a sound localization point (slp) where binaural sound externally localizes to a person during a telephone call. The method determines coordinates of a location of a handheld portable electronic device (hped) with respect to the person and saves this location as the slp.

Telephone system for impaired individuals

An expandable or all-in-one telephone system is designed for seniors suffering from alzheimer's and other forms of dementia as well as other cognitively challenged individuals. The features and settings are managed by their caregivers through a web browser or a smartphone application.
Telecalm, Inc.

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

Protective case adapted to support a smartphone

A protective case for a smartphone is described, which includes a first frame part, and a second frame for retaining the smartphone therein. One frame part has a ball at an end thereof, the other includes a socket adapted to fixedly retain the ball therein.
Casecorder, Llc

Context-based smartphone sensor logic

Methods employ sensors in portable devices (e.g., smartphones) both to sense content information (e.g., audio and imagery) and context information. Device processing is desirably dependent on both.
Digimarc Corporation

Medical alert system and the application

A system for medical alerts that includes: a wrist band; a display on the wrist band; a software application adapted for use on a smartphone synced with the display; and a plurality of alerts, where the alerts are associated with medical diagnose. The alerts preferably are visually shown on the display and may also be in the form of audio alerts.

Camera-biometric motion timer and method

An athlete measures sprint time by locating a smartphone having a camera and clock start button which is first activated at the finish line. The sprint end time is recorded by a photo stamp time app.

Automated obscurity for digital imaging

Obfuscating a human or other subject in digital media preserves privacy. A user of a smartphone, for example, may enable a flag for obscuring her face in digital photos or movies.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

Salient point-based arrangements

A variety of methods and systems involving sensor-equipped portable devices, such as smartphones and tablet computers, are described. One particular embodiment decodes a digital watermark from imagery captured by the device and, by reference to watermark payload data, obtains salient point data corresponding to an object depicted in the imagery.
Digimarc Corporation

Crm security core

A security core supports a networked banking app for a client application device communicating with a server, such as e.g. A smartphone.
Cryptomathic Ltd

Systems, methods, and computer program products for processing a package for shipping with a common carrier on a wireless computing device

Various embodiments of present invention provide systems, methods, and computer-program products containing executable code for processing a package for shipping with a common carrier. Various embodiments include a wireless computing device that may be one of several types of devices such as smartphones, mobile telephones, mobile computers, portable digital assistants, laptop computers, gaming devices, electronic tablets, or other types of similar devices.
United Parcel Service Of America, Inc.

Automated location visit verification for officer monitoring systems

A method of using image comparison techniques to identify locations to be visited by an officer during a guard tour is disclosed. A reference image is created for each location to be visited by the officer during the guard tour.
Timekeeping Systems, Inc.

Augmented reality of paper sheet with quality measurement information

Augmented reality techniques for monitoring and controlling continuous sheetmaking systems superimpose real-time sheet quality measurements onto images of the sheet and/or machine during production. A portable, hand-held computer device that is equipped with a camera, such as a tablet or smartphone, enables an operator to direct the device at the sheet along specific locations of the papermaking machine and view an indication of one or more quality measurements that are superimposed over the image of the paper.
Honeywell Limited

Methods and systems for providing alerts to a connected vehicle driver and/or a passenger via condition detection and wireless communications

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

Methods and systems for arrhythmia tracking and scoring

A dashboard centered around arrhythmia or atrial fibrillation tracking is provided. The dashboard includes a heart or cardiac health score that can be calculated in response to data from the user such as their ecg and other personal information and cardiac health influencing factors.
Alivecor, Inc.

Garment with tension closure pocket

A garment or article of clothing made of a resilient/elastomeric material includes at least a waist portion, a first leg portion, and a second leg portion. The waist portion further includes a pocket on the rear of the garment, where the pocket is defined by a backing panel, a first flap, and a second flap.
Under Armour, Inc.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.. .



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  • Smartphone
  • Computing Device
  • Touch Screen
  • Obstruction
  • Interactive
  • Base Station
  • Communications
  • Tablet Computer
  • Mobile Computing
  • Mobile Computing Device
  • Computer System
  • Electronic Device
  • User Experience
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