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Electronic test device data communication
Electronic test devices and methods include data transfer capabilities. In one implementation, an assay device includes wireless communication capabilities to send assay result decisions and/or values to a separate processing and display device such as a smartphone.
Z-integrated Digital Technologies, Inc.


Holiday telephone apparatus, system and method
A holiday telephone system comprising: a smartphone; a holiday telephone in wireless communication with the smartphone; a holiday telephone app installed on the smartphone, where the app is configured to perform a method, the method comprising: creating a new message by inputting a message into the app via the smartphone; selecting an elf character to speak the message; scheduling the app to cause the holiday telephone to ring at predetermined date, and time; and playing the message as recited by the elf character when the telephone is answered. A non-transitory computer-readable medium includes a set of instructions stored thereon that when accessed by a processor enable the processor to perform a method of creating and scheduling a message to be delivered via a telephone, the method comprising: opening a messages page by default; determining whether the user selects to continue with messages; creating a new message if the user selects to continue with messages; determining whether the user selects to use most recently messaged child; choosing select elf, edit elf, or add new elf, if the user selects to use most recently messaged child; selecting an elf character, if the user chose select elf option; choosing enter message or quick message; entering message, if the user chose enter message option; choosing call now or schedule time for message; entering date and time for telephone message to be delivered to a telephone, if the user chose schedule time for message; displaying scheduled message; changing elf name, changing ringtone associated with elf, changing voice associated with elf, changing gender of elf, if the edit elf option was selected in the choosing select elf, edit elf, or add new elf query; returning to the selecting an elf character query; entering name of new elf; entering gender of new elf, selecting ringtone associated with new elf, selecting voice associated with new elf, if add new elf is selected at the choosing select elf, edit elf, or add new elf query..

Secure and private mobile web browser
A mobile web browser embedded in a smartphone operative to open a secure and private session with a web server on the internet via one or more cell towers, using a mobile ip address of the smartphone, the mobile web browser including a vpn connector operative to connect the smartphone to a secure vpn server and to establish a virtual ip address for the smartphone, the virtual ip address corresponding to the location of the vpn server, a switch operable to change a current ip address of the smartphone used by the mobile web browser from a non-vpn mobile ip address to the virtual ip address of the vpn server, in a seamless manner without interrupting a current session with a web server, a url content scanner causing a url of a web page to be scanned for potential malware, a url blocker, a tracker scanner and a tracker blocker.. .
Finjan Mobile, Inc.


Safety for wearable virtual reality devices via object detection and tracking
The technology disclosed can provide improved safety by detecting potential unsafe conditions (e.g., collisions, loss of situational awareness, etc.) confronting the user of a wearable (or portable) sensor configured to capture motion and/or determining the path of an object based on imaging, acoustic or vibrational waves. Implementations can enable improved safety to users of virtual reality for machine control and/or machine communications applications using wearable (or portable) devices, e.g., head mounted displays (hmds), wearable goggles, watch computers, smartphones, and so forth, or mobile devices, e.g., autonomous and semi-autonomous robots, factory floor material handling systems, autonomous mass-transit vehicles, automobiles (human or machine driven), and so forth, equipped with suitable sensors and processors employing optical, audio or vibrational detection..
Leap Motion, Inc.


Smartphone stereoscope
A smartphone stereoscope including a receptacle for holding a smartphone in a wide-image format position. The receptacle includes magnifying lenses and a partition running parallel to the long sides of the smartphone and aligned with a dividing line between two stereoscopic images arranged side-by-side on the smartphone screen.

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


Personal monitoring for vision loss from macular degeneration
Described is a system that provides a vision test that may be implemented on various types of devices including a personal device such as a smartphone. The system may track potential vision abnormalities across an extended period of time by utilizing a comparison algorithm to compare results of vision tests to automatically determine whether the vision abnormality such as macular degeneration has progressed for a patient.
Amslerapp


Mounting securing a device to a flat monitor
An apparatus for holding a computer peripheral device (including, but not limited to, an external hard drive, a smartphone, and an external cpu) securely and conveniently to a flat screen monitor is presented. A system for securing a computer peripheral device to a laptop computer to optimize the use of space and practice clean organization is also presented.

Printer status report with encoded image
A method of diagnosing a printer's status using an encoded image printed and/or displayed by the printer. The printer can produce an encoded image, such as a barcode, that indicates status values in one or more categories.
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.


Exclusive social network based on consumption of luxury goods
Network node devices that may be embedded into luxury goods are described. These devices may allow luxury goods to offer access to a social networking system that is based upon ownership of luxury goods, and may also be used to verify the authenticity of the luxury goods.

Flux cancelling rx coil for wireless charging electronic device or smartphone or portable tablet or computer.

A system for wireless charging of an electronic device having a receiving coil, having: a charger having a transmit coil, wherein the transmit coil transmits a first flux having a first magnitude and a first direction, and wherein the receiving coil transmits a second flux having a second magnitude and a second direction, wherein the first magnitude is equal to the second magnitude, and the first direction is opposite of the second direction.. .

Emotion type classification for interactive dialog system

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

Laparoscopic instrument holders for surgical simulation and training

Innovative instrument holders used for minimally invasive surgical simulation and training are disclosed when used in conjunction with a smartphone, tablet or mini-tablet computer enabling visualization of the surgical field. The surgical field used with these instrument holders can include animal models, physical models, and both virtual and augmented reality models.

System and methods for smart and secure package receivers

A smart and secured system to receive packages from online shopping; automatically download list of incoming packages from one or multiple linked online-shopping accounts; provide navigational support to postal carriers and/or autonomous delivery; print receipts for validation; send encrypted confirmation to home-owners when any packages arrives; and implement an a. The system compromises of a secure box with a magnetic lock to store packages; a control circuitry, mini thermal printer and embedded processor to recognize and validate the arrived packages; a radio-frequency transceiver to wirelessly communicate with other electronic devices to notice information of the packages; and global positioning system (gps) tracking tags for anti-theft protection.

Systems, methods, and devices for commissioning wireless sensors

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

Intraoral appliances with sensing

Detection of placement of dental aligners in patient mouth on teeth for indication of wearing compliance. Described herein are apparatuses and methods for detecting wearing, including compliance, and for reliably transferring data, by wired or wireless direct or indirect communication of electronic compliance information to a smartphone.

Machine for brewing tea

A machine which contains a housing (14) having a placement surface for the beverage container (13), wherein a removable brewing container (8) having a drain stub (19) and having a drain valve (10) that can be electrically or electromagnetically opened and closed is arranged in the housing (14). The actual brewing process is automatically controlled by a control unit (11).

Dynamic face mask with configurable electronic display

A method and a device are disclosed including a face mask with a display configured to show downloaded images. The mask may include a display controller to convert a format of an image to a mask-format to allow display on the irregular shaped and possibly segmented display areas of the mask, and also perform other image processing and display functions such as pixel mapping and separate image coordination.

Method and hand luggage trolley for facilitating a flow of passengers in an airport terminal

A method and a trolley for facilitating a passenger's way through an airport terminal, and improved methods for boarding aircrafts. The trolley may include an interface, such as a boarding card reader, for receiving information identifying the passenger and/or the passenger's flight.
Exruptive A/s

Generic software-based perception recorder, visualizer, and emotions data analyzer

The present disclosure relates to a sophisticated system and method of transmitting individual feelings, emotions, and perceptions. The system and method consistent with the present disclosure includes capturing emotions, feelings, or perceptions in a contextual context.

Personal media system including base station and wireless earbud

The disclosure provides a personal media system including a base station and a wireless earbud. The personal media system interacts with a smartphone for wireless pairing.
Pinn, Inc.

End-to-end user experiences with a digital assistant

A digital assistant supported across devices such as smartphones, tablets, personal computers, wearable computing devices, game consoles, and the like includes an end-to-end user experience client that interfaces with extensions to applications and/or remote cloud-based services so that user experiences, content, or features can be integrated with the digital assistant and rendered as a native digital assistant user experience. The digital assistant is configured to perform as an active participant in a user experience from its initiation to its conclusion (i.e., from “end-to-end”) by determining the user's intent, performing tasks and actions, providing status, and interacting with the user as needed.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

System and context aware mobile policies

A system and method for network policy enforcement for portable data devices such as smartphones, tablets or notebook computers uses the portable device to self-enforce prescribed policies. A beacon generator generates a wireless security beacon in accordance with an output of the beacon generator and a wireless data interface receives an access request from a portable data device.
Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha

Augmented reality virtual content platform apparatuses, methods and systems

The augmented reality virtual content platform apparatuses, methods and systems (“arv”) provides a photo driven ad-platform that transforms digital media placements into immersive and immediately shareable brand-consumer engagements via gps-linked virtual photo components instantiated on a user mobile device. Within embodiments, users may create and share photographs augmented with brands or other images and accompanying messages on various social networks using their smartphones or tablets to earn rewards.
Snaps Media Inc.

Secure-transaction notifications

To facilitate conducting a secure transaction via wireless communication between a portable electronic device (such as a smartphone) and another electronic device (such as a point-of-sale terminal), the portable electronic device may, after a final command is received from the other electronic device, determine a unique transaction identifier for the secure transaction. In particular, the final command may be specific to an applet, stored in a secure element in the portable electronic device, which conducts the secure transaction.
Apple Inc.

Routing system configurations based on various inventories

Various systems, mediums, and methods may involve a routing system. For example, the routing system may determine a user request for an item, possibly generated by the user's device, such as a smartphone device.
Paypal, Inc.

Crystal coating optical low pass filter and manufacturing method thereof

The present invention discloses a crystal coating optical low pass filter, which includes a uv-ir cut-off film, a crystal plate, an ink layer, and an ar film. The uv-ir cut-off film can be replaced with an ir film.
Zhejiang Mdk Modern Optical Co.,ltd

Improved visual monitoring on smartphone screen

An unmanned aerial vehicle uav comprising a base, four extendible arms, a motor attached to each extendible arm, with a rotor coupled to each motor, the uav further comprising a processor for controlling the motors, and a radio receiver for receiving control signals, wherein the uav folds flat and is configured to clip onto a back of a mobile phone.. .
Selfly Camera Ltd

Rehabilitation system using artificially intelligent horseback-riding hippotherapy and operating same

A rehabilitation system using an artificially intelligent horseback-riding apparatus for hippotherapy, the system comprising: an artificially intelligent horseback-riding apparatus which is ridable; a smartphone which can communicate with a cloud server and has installed an application for controlling the operation state of the artificially intelligent horseback-riding apparatus and operating the horseback-riding apparatus; a diagnostic device which is for diagnosing the state of a patient by means of a brain wave signal of the patient; an operating unit which is for operating the artificially intelligent horseback-riding apparatus; and a cloud server which is for storing, in the smartphone, treatment program and data, necessary for a patient treatment, and for transmitting same.. .

Communication apparatus that wirelessly communicates with external apparatus, controlling the same, and storage medium

A communication apparatus capable of achieving both of improvement in operability and suppression of battery consumption. A camera as the communication apparatus wirelessly communicates with one of a plurality of external devices including a remote controller and a smartphone.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Localizing a smartphone in a moving vehicle

A method and apparatus for localizing a smartphone is disclosed. A plurality of lateral position samples of the smartphone based at least in part on a plurality of location coordinates, lane marking information and accuracy factors of the plurality of location coordinates are collected at a plurality of time instances.
Lightmetrics Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

Ergonomic accessory for smartphones and other hand-held portable electronic devices

Injury to the digits, hand and wrist are associated with the frequent usage of portable hand-held electronic devices (“peds”), including but not limited to smartphones. This is true as well for injury to the neck and shoulder areas.

Cell phone accessory apparatus and system with camera functionality

An accessory device for use in conjunction with an electronic device (e.g., a smartphone, tablet or the like) is provided that incorporates an extendable camera that interacts with the electronic device to deliver still and/or moving images. The accessory device is adapted to be mounted with respect to the portable electronic device and to facilitate communication between the camera and the processing unit associated with the electronic device.
Eyes On Scope, Llc

Method and apparatus of implementing a vpn tunnel

The present invention is directed to allowing a more secure initial, and continuous authentication of virtual private network (vpn) tunneling. The device of the present invention contains its own microprocessor and operating system which connects to the host system via a universal serial bus (usb) or another coupling mode.
Noa, Inc.

Providing a seal for a protective mobile device case

A protective case, sized and shaped to encase a mobile device such as a smartphone or a tablet computer, includes a top section and a bottom section. The top section and bottom section are capable of being engaged to one another in a closed relationship, in which the mobile device may be hermetically sealed or isolated from the outside environment.
Hit Technologies Inc.

I-scope cell phone smart case providing camera functonality

A “smart case” for a portable electronic device (e.g., smartphone, tablet, and the like) is provided that incorporates into the case an extendable camera that interacts with the electronic device to deliver still and/or moving images. The smart case is adapted to be mounted with respect to the portable electronic device and to facilitate communication between the camera and the processing unit associated with the electronic device.

Providing security to computing systems

Described herein are methods, device, and systems that provide security to various computing systems, such as, smartphones, tablets, personal computers, computing servers, or the like. Security is provided to computing systems at various stages of their operational cycles.
Interdigital Patent Holdings. Inc.

Mobile wireless hand-held identification system and breathalyzer

A mobile, wireless biometric identification system includes a biometric capture device which enables a smartphone, using a commercially established wireless communication networks, to capture a digital image of a human biometric (iris, fingerprint, etc.) for transmission to a central server. The biometric capture device captures a high quality image for encoding and comparison, while the overall system leverages the existing cellular communication network.
Bi2 Technologies, Llc

Communicative water bottle and system thereof

A communicative water bottle includes communication logic and wireless transmission logic technology electronically connected with a variety of sensors either on the water bottle or located remote from the water bottle. The sensors on the bottle create digital data associated with amount of fluid in the bottle and change thereof.

Systems and methods for provisioning components of an hvac system

Systems and methods for provisioning a component of an hvac system are presented. A provisioning device, such as a smartphone, is used to scan hvac component information obtained from a tag on each component and wirelessly transfers the information to a thermostat or hvac system controller.
Trane International Inc.

Firearm training apparatus and methods

A firearm training system includes a firearm, a sensor, a data processor, and a display. The sensor measures and records the motion of the firearm before, during, and after the firearm is shot.
Rolera Llc

Device for administering medicinal products

An injection device includes a container receiving receptacle configured for receiving a container for containing a medicinal product to be administered; a dispensing mechanism for causing the product in the container to be injected; and a rfid system associated with the container receiving receptacle capable of communicating bidirectionally with a rfid tag attached to the container and enabling the administration of the product only under given conditions. The rfid tag can be therefore read and written by the rfid system.
Hipra Scientific, S.l.u.

Collapsible multi-position modular easel stand

A collapsible, two part easel for holding objects such as smartphones, cell phones, ipads, business cards, recipes, and calendars. The profile of the easel in the assembled position creates an angled support surface.
Mac Specialties, Ltd.

Distribution of location-based augmented reality captures

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

Dynamically adjusting style of display area for presenting information associated with a displayed map

Some embodiments of the invention provide a map application with novel map exploration tools. In some embodiments, the map application executes on a mobile device (e.g., a handheld smartphone, a tablet, etc.) with a touch sensitive screen.
Apple Inc.

Systems and methods for spoof detection and liveness analysis

Spoof-detection and liveness analysis is performed using a software-based solution on a user device, such as a smartphone having a camera, audio output component (e.g., earpiece), and audio input component (e.g., microphone). One or more audio signals are emitted from the audio output component of the user device, reflect off a target, and are received back at the audio input component of the device.
Eyeverify Inc.

Variable orientation scan engine

A machine readable symbol reader can include a variable orientation scan engine and features to vary the orientation of the scan engine with respect to a housing of the reader to maintain an orientation of the scan engine in a global sense while an orientation of the rest of the reader including the housing changes. Such a machine readable symbol reader can be used in machine-readable symbol readers such as laser scanning machine readable symbol readers, smartphones with barcode readers attached, barcode scanners, optical imaging scanners, cameras, mobile computers, or for machine vision generally..
Datalogic Ip Tech, S.r.l.

Gesture based controls for adjusting display areas

Some embodiments of the invention provide a map application with novel map exploration tools. In some embodiments, the map application executes on a mobile device (e.g., a handheld smartphone, a tablet, etc.) with a touch sensitive screen.
Apple Inc.

Map application with novel search, browsing and planning tools

Some embodiments of the invention provide a map application with novel map exploration tools. In some embodiments, the map application executes on a mobile device (e.g., a handheld smartphone, a tablet, etc.) with a touch sensitive screen.
Apple Inc.

Location-based augmented reality capture

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

Noise isolation audio frequency clip

A vibration sensor device can be used with smartphones, tablets and computers with application software for measuring vibration frequency, damping coefficient and scale factor isolating the measurement to the specific area of the vibration sensor clamped to the vibrating system. Vibration sensor powered by the microphone bias found with ctia and omtp compatible systems and does not require batteries or external power..

Utilization of a multi-touch smartphone display as a track pad in a motor vehicle

A multi-touch smartphone display used as a track pad in a motor vehicle is provided. A system includes a handheld device having a multi-touch display, a vehicle controller that transmits and receives data from the handheld device when the handheld device is docked into the vehicle, and a display that is mounted within the vehicle.
Kia Motors Corporation

Method for forming super water-repellent and super oil-repellent surface, and object manufactured thereby

The present invention relates to a technology of solving an issue where screens are contaminated with pollution caused by fingerprints, cosmetics, etc. On covers or windows of mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets, etc.
Nuosgui

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

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

Smartphone charger

A slim cordless all-in-one charger capable of interfacing with external power sources such as ac wall outlet or usb port without the need of us of bulky cables. The device can charge its built in mobile rechargeable battery and, or a smartphone phone simultaneously.

Electronic access control and location tracking system

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

Research kit and methods for completing remote ethnographic research

An ethnographic research kit may include an outer shipping container for outbound shipping to the participant; tracking information to track delivery of the package from the researchers to and from the participants; camera positioning stickers attached to the outer shipping container, a tablet/smartphone stand; and a return mailer container. A method for using the ethnographic research kit is also disclosed..

Close proximity ordering and payment system and method

A system and method is provided that allows consumers to locate a restaurant in a network of restaurants participating in the system, notify the restaurant of the consumers' impending visit, review the menu and order food at the restaurant, communicate with wait staff and other restaurant workers at the restaurant, and view and pay the check, all using the consumer's smartphone or other mobile communications device. The system also detects the consumer's presence at the participating restaurant, and it establishes an active transaction between the consumer and the restaurant from the time the consumer first enters the establishment until the consumer's payment is processed and the transaction is completed.

Brain activity prediction

A method for estimating a brain activity response following a stimulus of a person comprises the steps: providing a usage data set of the person from a personal device used by said person, wherein at least one usage attribute is associated to said usage data set, wherein attribute data is associated to each of the at least one usage attribute, providing a computational inference model, generated from a plurality of brain activity data sets and a plurality of usage data sets, wherein each brain activity data set comprises data derived from a brain activity response following a sensory stimulus, submitting the attribute data of each of the at least one usage attributes to said computational inference model, estimating a brain activity response following a sensory stimulus of said person by evaluating said computational inference model for the submitted attribute data. The method is useful to determine, for example the influence of intensive touch pad usage (of a smartphone) on somatosensory evoked potentials..
University Of Fribourg

Transmission/reception sensor system, multi-function card, and wearable device

Provided are a multi-function card that has a non-contact ic card function, a magnetic stripe card function, and a function of generating a magnetic card signal and an nfc signal, a bluetooth function capable of transmitting a signal to devices such as smartphones, includes a metallic frame, and is robust against bending or breakage, a transmission/reception sensor system used for the multi-function card or the like, and a wearable device, and the transmission/reception sensor system includes a magnetic sensor 10 including a coil 2 wound around a magnetic sensor core 1, an nfc coil 12 formed in a planar shape, and a metallic frame 13a of a loop shape which is installed along the nfc coil 12 and includes one or more cut portions.. .
Iiga Co., Ltd.

Patient management system for interphysician communications

A secure patient management system that allows for real-time tracking of patient care and provides secure interphysician communication to streamline physician interactions is provided. This system is compatible with computers, tablets, smartphones, and other mobile devices, allowing physicians to communicate directly with one another in real time or send delayed messages to prevent unnecessary interruptions.

Systems and methods for haptic remote control gaming

Systems and methods for haptic remote control gaming are disclosed. In one embodiment a portable multifunction device receives information from a remotely controllable device.
Immersion Corporation

Apparatus and detecting concealed explosives

Explosives concealed within electronic devices, such as smartphones and tablet pcs, are detected using nqr spectroscopy. For example, a suspect electronic device can be placed inside a nqr scanner and be subject to interrogation electromagnetic radiation at varying frequencies.
One Resonance Sensors, Llc

Portable analytical equipment

Portable analytical equipment, systems, methods, and techniques related thereto is disclosed. Portable analytical equipment can comprise a controller and a probe.
Marqmetrix, Inc.

Keyless vehicle system that enables servicing

A method and system for servicing keyless vehicles is provided. The keyless vehicles include security systems that permit operation of the keyless vehicles if the security system receives a unique security signal from a smartphone.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

Keyless car sharing mechanism using smartphones and inbuilt wifi systems for authentication

A method of operating/renting keyless motor vehicles includes configuring a user's smartphone to wirelessly communicate with the security systems of at least a selected keyless vehicle, whereby the user's smartphone can transmit a digital key to the security system of a keyless vehicle to permit operation thereof. A digital key for a selected keyless vehicle is transmitted to the user's smartphone, and the user is provided with an authorization code that can be used to gain entry into the selected vehicle.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

Mechanical-pencil cap serving as touch-pen tip and pencil-lead sharpener, and mechanical pencil having the same

Provided are a mechanical-pencil cap serving as a touch-pen tip and a pencil-lead sharpener, and a mechanical pencil having the mechanical-pencil cap. The mechanical-pencil cap includes a front fixing part (11b) for the touch-pen tip formed in a shape of a truncated conical recess, and a pencil-lead sharpener functioning part (11c) provided to be opposite to the front fixing part (11b) for the touch-pen tip, and connected to the touch-pen tip (11f) formed to surround an outer circumference of a touch-pen tip fixing member (11e).
Dream Office Co., Ltd.

Method and system for continuous monitoring of cardiovascular health

The various embodiments of the present invention provide a system and method for a fully mobile, non-invasive, continuous system for monitoring the cardiovascular health of an individual. The system includes one or more wearable devices affixed on a user, coupled with an application running on a computing device smartphone/tablet, which is connected to a web server in a cloud, and performs various computations on the wearable device, or a smartphone/smartwatch, or the cloud, and provide the user or the concerned personnel with various insights about the general health of the user.
Fourth Frontier Technologies, Pvt. Ltd.

System and continuous monitoring of blood pressure

The present invention describes a system and method for continuous monitoring of central (aortic) and peripheral blood pressure. The system includes a fully mobile, non-invasive, continuous blood pressure monitoring system that includes one or more biostrip devices affixed on a user, coupled with an application running on a computing device, which is further connected to a web server in the cloud.
Fourth Frontier Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

Methods and systems for identifying the user of a smartphone inside a moving vehicle and automatic detection and calculation of the time and location when and where a vehicle has been parked

Disclosed are systems and methods for identifying a user of a smart object inside a moving vehicle and as well as automatic detection and calculation of a time and a location when and where the vehicle has been parked. The systems and methods are capable to enable the identification of the user of an object inside a moving entity based on the orientation of the object to be localized as well as the movement direction of the moving entity..
Qatar University Qstp-b

Device for connecting a phone to a vehicle

A device for connecting a phone to a vehicle, the device including: a case, the case including: a long-range radio frequency (rf) transceiver for communication with a control device in a vehicle via a long-range wireless link; and a short-range bluetooth (bt) transceiver for communicating with a smartphone via a short-range wireless link, wherein the case is configured to be attached to an external surface of the smartphone, and wherein the device is configured to relay commands from the smartphone to the vehicle.. .
Voxx International Corporation

Mutual authentication security system with detection and mitigation of active man-in-the-middle browser attacks, phishing, and malware and other security improvements.

A strong, unified and comprehensive new computer security and authentication solution is disclosed. It is ideal for everyday users, and invents faster and easier enrollments, faster usage, easier usage, numerous aspects of stronger security including token based rapid mutual-authentication with protection against phishing, mitm, malware and user carelessness, secure resilience against token loss or theft, continuing protection in harsh situations, non-repudiation benefits, biometric encryption, code self-defenses, improved deployment, lower costs, new revenue opportunities, and more.

Scalable monitoring and controlling a sanitary facility using distributed connected devices

A system to control and to monitor the entirety of a sanitary facility by using various specialized connected devices that are distributed throughout the sanitary facility, communicating with one another and over the internet network. Each one of these connected devices carries out its function or functions by using the information communicated by the other connected devices.
Water Manager S.à.r.l

Method for managing charging process to portable computers

The method includes: a) connecting a dock between a laptop and a power adapter; b) checking whether a smartphone is connected to the dock; c) verifying whether ac power can supply power over a required value of the laptop if yes in step b); d) verifying whether a residual battery capacity of the laptop is greater than 80% if yes in step c); e) verifying whether another smartphone is connected to the dock if yes in step d); f) verifying whether to enable data transfer if yes in step e); g) activating a cdp mode if yes in step f); h) activating a dcp mode if no in step f); i) verifying whether to enable faster charging if no in step e); j) going back to step f) if yes in step i); k) activating an sdp mode if no in step i); and l) showing a warning if no in steps b), c) or d).. .
I/o Interconnect, Ltd.

Text to speech system with real-time amendment capability

An application configured to be a text-to-speech (“tts”) application wherein the application is capable of reading a document aloud to a reviewer via a device, such as a smartphone, an mp3 device, or a tablet, while the reviewer is able to make amendments to the document in real-time is presented.. .

Multi-device electronic signature framework

A user manipulates a document using a desktop computer with a large screen. Upon deciding to sign the document, the user invokes a “sign with mobile” workflow that causes a two-dimensional barcode to be displayed.
Adobe Systems Incorporated

Integrated providing users with non-destructive ways of manipulating musical scores and/or audio recordings for student practise, testing and assessment

An integrated system and method that provides users with non-destructive ways of manipulating musical scores and or audio recordings for student practise, testing and assessment. The said integrated system and method allows users to create questions that utilise one or more of the manipulated items, present questions to a student, collect the said students answer and assess the said students answer.
Rising Software Australia Pty Ltd.

Smartphone with integrated multi-transponder mode key device

A smartphone having: a configurable radio frequency transmitter; a configurable low frequency transponder with at least one low frequency coil; and a smartphone application program that is controlled by a cloud service and that is configured to configure the radio frequency transmitter and the low frequency transponder with protocol parameters and initial data values such that the low frequency transponder mimics a virgin key device that can be programmed to a particular vehicle model.. .
Continental Intelligent Transportation Systems, Llc

Wearable augmented reality devices with object detection and tracking

The technology disclosed can provide capabilities to view and/or interact with the real world to the user of a wearable (or portable) device using a sensor configured to capture motion and/or determining the path of an object based on imaging, acoustic or vibrational waves. Implementations can enable improved user experience, greater safety, greater functionality to users of virtual reality for machine control and/or machine communications applications using wearable (or portable) devices, e.g., head mounted devices (hmds), wearable goggles, watch computers, smartphones, and so forth, or mobile devices, e.g., autonomous and semi-autonomous robots, factory floor material handling systems, autonomous mass-transit vehicles, automobiles (human or machine driven), and so forth, equipped with suitable sensors and processors employing optical, audio or vibrational detection..
Leap Motion, Inc.

User controlled remote credit and bank card transaction verification system

Systems and methods are presented for preventing the illegal use of credit, atm or bank cards or the accounts with which they are associated. In exemplary embodiments of the present invention, a user configured approval functionality may be provided that subjects every non-exempted transaction to user approval.

Methods and apparatuses to wake computer systems from sleep states

Embodiments of the invention describe apparatuses, systems and methods to detect, during a host platform sleep state, a peripheral device audio jack plug being coupled to (e.g., inserted into) an audio jack connection socket. A specific sleep state of the host platform may be determined, and a system wake event may be generated so that the host platform wakes from the sleep state in response to the peripheral device being coupled to the audio jack connection socket.
Intel Corporation

Method and in-vehicular communications

A vehicular heads-up-display system includes an apparatus having a base configured to receive and maintain a pico-projector case in combination with a handheld electronic device, and to output optical transmissions from the pico-projector case to an at least partially reflective surface to form a heads-up display. The partially reflective surface may be a combiner and/or mirror coupled to a base comprising the holder.
Sensedriver Technologies Llc

Interactive system for vision assessment and correction

Systems and methods for assessing vision and correcting vision problems are provided. A head-mountable virtual reality display controlled via a computing device can be worn by a user to display virtual reality images to the user.
Vivid Vision, Inc.

Wireless drink container for monitoring hydration

A wireless drink container can monitor a person's hydration and prompt him or her to drink more if appropriate. The drink containers as described herein can monitor liquid levels and communicate with external devices about the liquid levels and rate of consumption.
Hidrate, Inc.

Automatically modifying notifications based on distance from a paired wearable smart device

A method of management notifications on a mobile communication device includes pairing a wearable smart device with the mobile communication device, and automatically disabling notifications on the mobile communication device in response to determining that the paired wearable smart device has moved away from the mobile communication device. For example, the mobile communication device may be a smartphone and the wearable smart device may be a smartwatch.
Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (singapore) Pte. Ltd.

Method and system for programmable loop recording

A loop recording system allows users to remotely save and share short recorded video, audio, or combination clips using portable devices equipped with cameras, microphones, and sensors. The loop recording system enables users of portable devices, such as smartphones, tablets, smart watches, etc., to record moments of interest during live events (hereinafter called “loops”, “recordings”, or “loop recordings”), while preventing unwanted data loss and conserving memory resources of the portable device.
Swarms Ventures, Llc

Modem base station for wireless charging at home or office

The present invention describes a modem based station for charging smartphones through wireless charging that is suitable for both home and, office purposes. When the modem based station is in the range of 5 meters from any cellular device, the cellular device automatically starts charging.

Non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery

A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes a positive electrode including a positive electrode mix layer, a negative electrode, and a nonaqueous electrolyte. The positive electrode mix layer contains a lithium transition metal oxide containing zirconium (zr) and also contains a phosphate compound.
Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.

High performance two-phase cooling portable applications

The present application discloses two-phase cooling devices that may include at least three substrates: a metal with a wicking structure, an intermediate substrate and a backplane. A fluid may be contained within the wicking structure and vapor cavity for transporting thermal energy from one region of the thermal ground plane to another region of the thermal ground plane, wherein the fluid may be driven by capillary forces within the wicking structure.
Pimems, Inc.

System and the classification of healthiness index from chest radiographs of a healthy person

A method for classifying the degree of healthiness from chest radiographs comprises inputting image data with a medical imaging acquisition system or from individual's computers or smartphones or cloud storage devices. The image data is transmitted from the medical imaging acquisition system or from the computers or storage device to a computer-aided-analysis (caa) system via the internet and an archive/review station.
Shenzhen Smart Imaging Healthcare Co., Ltd.

Systems and methods using consumer participation in association with an event to effect the allocation of credit to service providers

Data collected from consumers (e.g., sports fans, spectators, gamers, shoppers) based on their participation associated with an event (e.g., a sporting event, a broadcasted show, an online contest, shopping) can be used to effect the allocation of credit (e.g., points, ratings, fees, money, equity) to select service providers (e.g., sports teams, sport team members, sports team coaches, shows, actors, video game competition, providers of highlighted products at a shopping center, a particular store). Data can be in the form of profile information, location, and input/feedback regarding an event.

Method for synchronizing touch control functions for smartphone and tablet computer

The invention provides a method for synchronizing touch control functions when a smartphone based on a first os is connected to a tablet computer based on a second os. The method includes the steps: a) operationally connecting the tablet computer to the smartphone to project a screen picture of the smartphone onto the tablet computer; b) pressing an active window of the tablet computer; c) intercepting a touch event of the tablet computer; d) converting the touch event into a format compatible with the first os of the smartphone; e) sending the touch event to the smartphone; f) executing the touch event by the smartphone to generate a resultant screen picture; and g) showing the resultant screen picture on the tablet computer..
I/o Interconnect, Ltd.

Multi-base material adaptivity pulling removal type binder product, binder composition and assembly

The present disclosure provides a multi-base material adaptivity pulling removal type binder product, a binder position and an assembly. The binder product contains an acrylic acid copolymer, a flexibilizer, tackifying resin and an isocyanate curing agent.
3m Innovative Properties Company

Smartphone interface device for phototherapy

The present invention relates to a smartphone interface device for phototherapy which performs communication with a smartphone by using a micro controller unit (mcu) installed in the smartphone interface device for phototherapy and a universal serial bus on-the-go (usb otg) module, and is capable of controlling a light beam irradiator more stably to enable the light beam irradiator to be driven. The present invention pertains to a smartphone interface device for phototherapy comprising: a micro controller unit (mcu) for receiving, from a smartphone, light beam irradiation intensity, light beam irradiation time, light beam irradiation pattern, and light beam irradiation start and end-relevant light beam irradiating electrode control commands, and generating a light source drive control signal according to the received light beam irradiating electrode control commands; a universal serial bus on-the-go (usb otg) module; a voltage regulator; and a light beam irradiation drive unit..
Color Seven Co., Ltd.

Device for auscultation

A device for auscultation of sounds generated by a patient having a stethoscope head operatively connected to a sound transference means and a smartphone operatively connected to the sound transference means, wherein the smartphone stores the sounds generated by a patient and displays a graphic representation of the sounds generated by the patient.. .

Ketone measurement system for monitoring medical conditions

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

Communication apparatus, communication control method, and communication system

A communication apparatus includes a communication unit for making communication with a smartphone by use of one communication channel via wi-fi communication, a communication state determination unit for determining whether a communication state of wi-fi communication is good, a communication channel search unit for searching a communication channel to be switched via communication with a base station in lte-laa communication when it is determined that the communication state is not good, and a communications switching unit for switching the communication channel used for wi-fi communication to the searched communication channel, thereby searching a communication channel to be switched by use of other lte-laa communication while the wi-fi communication with the smartphone is being kept.. .
Alpine Electronics, Inc.

Communication integration via short range wireless connectivity relay

A system and method for providing wireless communication between a handheld mobile device and an embedded vehicle system of a motor vehicle. The system includes a communication module that utilizes at least two different short range wireless communication technologies to facilitate communication and/or pairing of an occupant's smartphone or other mobile device with an embedded vehicle system such as a vehicle infotainment system.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

System and enabling secure authentication

Broadly speaking, embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods to provide a solution to the sim swap attack problem for users that possess smartphones. In particular, the systems and methods require an online banking customer to authenticate a transaction using a combined one-time password (otp) formed of a remotely generated otp (generated remote to the smartphone) and a locally generated otp (generated on the smartphone)..
Cryptomathic Ltd

Near field communication antenna and smartphone having antenna

A near field communication (nfc) antenna and a smartphone having the antenna are disclosed. The present disclosure provides a parallel stacked nfc antenna, of a smartphone, suitable for nfc communication.
Aq Corporation

Safety communicator - convergence of body vitals and toxic gas parameters into smartphone app to enhance safety monitoring

Embodiments relate generally to systems and methods for communication between one or more personal protection equipment (ppe) devices, a mobile device, and a central monitoring station. Personnel may wear ppe devices for detection and communication.
Honeywell International Inc.

System and providing optimal state indication of a vehicle

A system for providing optimal state indication of a vehicle, which comprises a communication adapter adapted for wirelessly transmitting the on-board diagnostics (obd) interface of the vehicle to a local computer system including diagnostic trouble code (dtc), ecu identifications, and data readings from one or more sensors of the vehicle; a local computer system (e.g., tablet, pc, smartphone) provided with dedicated software adapted for collecting vehicle data readings and which is capable of automatically identifying the vehicle upon communicating with the obd of the vehicle via the communication adapter; a server adapted to receive the collected vehicle data from the local computer system, classifying the vehicles into groups according to mileage range, age of vehicle, model, etc. And processing the collected vehicle data for detecting deviations of data that exceeds the allowed range, with respect to each individual sensor of the vehicle, by identifying previous events relevant for the data within the same classified group and compare them with the collected vehicle data and report the processing results to the local computer system or to other local computer systems for sharing the results with other persons/experts..
Compucar Car Computers Ltd.

Portable electronic device and displaying data thereon

Disclosed are a portable electronic device, such as a smartphone with a touchscreen, and a method for displaying a graphical user interface (gui) thereon. The gui has a first area enabling a device user to interact with a display application designed to be unstoppable by the user, and a second area enabling the user to interact with other applications.
Adphone Llc

Methods for controlling appliances using scripted switches and buttons

A method and system allowing for the use of traditional buttons and switches to operate sophisticated features of smart appliances when a smartphone, a tablet, or a computer is not available is provided. Wall switches with existing wiring in a building or buttons on appliances can be used when a smartphone or other remote controlling devices are not available.

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.

Lighting system controller

A lighting system controller. The lighting system controller includes a housing, a power supply, a wireless transceiver configured to send signals to and receive signals from a lighting system via a wireless network, a recessed area disposed on the housing, the recessed area adapted to removably secure a smartphone therein, and a plurality of buttons, each button of the plurality of buttons configured to control an individual operation of the lighting system.

Mobile operator-mediated telephony-over-data system and implementation, and mobile smartphone-over-data device and computer-implemented environment therefor

Described are various embodiments of a mobile operator-mediated telephony-over-data system and implementation, and mobile smartphone-over-data device and computer-implemented environment therefor.. .
Investel Capital Corporation

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

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

Methods and systems for surface informatics based detection with machine-to-machine networks and smartphones

At a computer-enabled imaging device, a workflow including a plurality of time-stamped images is obtained. Each time-stamped image has a respective time point at which the respective time-stamped image was obtained.
Galileo Group, Inc.

System and management and optimization of waiting time for check-out service by means of unique identifier recognition via local wi-fi network

System and method for management and optimization of waiting time for check-out service by using an unique identifier recognition via local wi-fi network with the purpose to manage one or several check-out positions (cashiers or counters), optimizing waiting time for check-out service. This system and method is designed to be used by persons, where each individual is identified by the unique physical address identifier (such as the mac address) of their personal mobile device with wi-fi connection.

System for outputting linked advertisement on basis of smartphone

The present invention relates to a system for outputting linked advertisement on basis of a smart phone which is capable of displaying an advertisement so that exposure frequency may be adjusted depending on an exposure index considering cost-per-click (cpc) price, possibility of selling products, and an amount of accumulated reward money, and displaying the advertisement information with a larger font size while more increasing possibility of access of users to advertisements having priority within a predetermined priority range.. .

Use of aka methods and procedures for authentication of subscribers without access to sim credentials

Systems and methods which enable an authentication procedure to be used within the standard network security architecture to authenticate third party applications that are forbidden access to a particular secret key are disclosed. Third party smartphone applications that are unable to use sim-based authentication due to being forbidden access to a sim-based key are provided an alternate secret key for use in an eap-aka or eap-sim type procedure according to embodiments.
Sonus Networks, Inc.

Robotic inventory dispensary operational enhancements

The present application is directed to a robotic system for maintaining product inventory and dispensing products upon request from a customer or other user. Product items are stored within bins in an inventory storage unit, with respective sets of bins being hosted in respective storage cells of the inventory storage unit.
Bby Solutions, Inc.

Wifi wireless rear view parking system

A wifi wireless rear view parking system comprises a main body, a camera sensor, a wifi transmission module, a mobile personal electronic device, and a switch. The main body is installed at a license plate of an automobile.

Electronic-device sanitizer product and method

An electronic-device sanitizer product and method for sanitizing cellphones, smartphones, and other portable electronic devices, that is easy to carry, easy to find when needed, and easy to use, allowing frequent cleaning, having an alcohol-free sanitizing liquid, a misting sprayer, and a microfiber material for distributing and absorbing the sanitizing liquid, all enclosed in a slim tube-shaped package that can be carried on a keyring. Optionally, the sanitizing liquid can be provided with any of a number of distinctive scents that will be imparted to the electronic device..

Method, apparatus and computer program product for examination of intra-uterus condition of a fetus

Mechanical vibrations induced by the heart of the foetus, together with other vibrations coming from the body of the pregnant mother, are sensed by the at least one electro-mechanical transformer placed on the body surface of the pregnant mother, the vibrations are transformed into electrical signals and processed. The electrical signals are pre-amplified, frequencies including the heart sound of the pregnant mother are removed from amplified electrical signals of the perceived vibrations by active bandpass filtering, the signal level reduction due to bandpass filtering is compensated for by amplification, and the filtered signal is transferred to a device for processing and evaluation.
Szegedi Tudományegyetem

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

The present technology relates to an information processing device, an information processing method, and a program capable of facilitating fixed-point observation on skin condition. The information processing device according to an aspect of the present technology acquires an image that shows a predetermined feature point of a user who is a measurer of skin condition, and a measurement portion of skin condition, and analyzes the image, and then recognizes a position of the feature point.
Sony Corporation

Virtual serving gprs support node system and method

The present invention relates to a system and method for seamless interacting with the normal cellular network while providing a backend of alternative network coverage so that existing smartphone subscribers can use existing worldwide wi-fi networks with existing smartphones, mobile numbers and address books. Subscribers can even call and message with users who don't have the invention's services or mobile application.

Wirelessly streaming venue-based data to client devices

Methods and systems for streaming venue-based to one or more mobile devices (e.g., smartphones, tablet computing devices, laptop computers, smartwatches other wearable computing devices). Venue-based data (e.g., video, audio, other data) can be processed via one or more servers associated with a packet based wireless network having at least some aspects of a wireless network that can employ one or more optical frequency bands and one or more radio frequency band for data communications, said venue-based data associated with a venue (e.g., a stadium, baseball park, esports event, etc.).

Wireless communication assistant tool and making wireless communication

A wireless communication assistant tool includes an electric wire disposed at one end thereof relative to an antenna of a first wireless communication device, a camera, in a contactless condition, and at the other end thereof relative to an antenna of a second wireless communication device, a smartphone, in a contactless condition. Disposition of such electric wire permits wireless communication between the camera and the smartphone through the electric wire acting as a transmission path, so that the camera and the smartphone can make communication with each other without being interfered with other radio signals..

Wireless terminal, computer readable medium storing application program, and method

A processor (102) implemented in a wireless terminal (1) is configured to perform gateway processing by executing a first application program (34) stored in a memory (19). The gateway processing includes: (a) receiving transmission data of other application programs (31-33); (b) selecting, from a plurality of communication interfaces (51-55), at least one communication interface to which the transmission data is to be transmitted; and (c) sending the transmission data to the selected at least one communication interface.

Personal emergency response system and operation

An operation method is presented for personal emergency response systems (pers) combining a mobile device, e.g., a smartphone, and a personal device that is easy to carry for the user, e.g., a bracelet or pendant with genuine text, phone and mobile internet capability, both whether or not sensors are wirelessly connected to these devices. A method may improve and automate pers by consistently supervising the users in case of an emergency by using mainly mobile internet communication means and devices with immediate display of first responders and a possibility to coordinate ambulance and other official emergency response means, thus omitting the need for geo-fencing, unless desired by the users.

Wearable electronic badge

An electronic badge may be worn by a user to enable public communication and expression. The badge includes an electronic display screen, and one or more wireless transceivers.

Automatic measurement and notification of electrical level using smartphone sensors

A personal mobile system for detecting unsafe electrical power levels. Magnetic sensors detect a magnitude of a magnetic field produced by a power line.

Integration of infusion pump with remote electronic device

A system and method can provide for a remote electronic device to be used to remotely initiate delivery of a medicament bolus with a medical device, such as an insulin pump, with the medical device providing audible or tactile confirmation of the programmed bolus. The bolus amount can be calculated by or programmed or otherwise entered into the smartphone, etc., and then transmitted to the medical device.

Remotely accessible personal digital drive and system

A remotely accessible personal digital drive device and system includes a sleek and resilient main body having a shape and thickness that approximates a credit card. A memory is positioned within the main body and is arranged to store operating instructions and user-supplied information.

Multiple contact and/or sense promotional systems and methods

Various embodiments that may generally relate to presentation of content in a coordinated manner through a plurality of output devices is described. A smartphone, for example, may enhance a visual presentation made by a digital billboard by adding audio to the presentation.
El Media Holdings Usa, Llc

Camera application

A camera application executable on a camera enabled device, such as a smartphone, can include an image capture interface used to record the live image displayed on a display screen of the device. The image capture interface can also display multiple album icons that can be actively associated with an image capture function.
Beezbutt Pty Limited

Experimental smartphone ground station grid system and method

This system and method provides for a plurality of satellite ground stations, distributed across some geographic region, and for these regions in turn to be scalable to cover large regions or even the globe using a combination of low-orbit satellites, terrestrial participant devices, and cloud-based communications. The invention in its simplest form is intended to solve the short temporal window problem inherent to the scenario where a single base or ground station is trying to track and communicate with a low-end leosat or even a cube-satellite..
University Of Louisiana At Lafayette

Data backup and charging device for communication devices

A device interfaces with a mobile communication device, for example, a smartphone or tablet, that has data stored in a memory. A device body has a data storage element integrated inside the device body.

Data backup and charging device for communication devices

A device interfaces with a mobile communication device, for example, a smartphone or tablet, that has data stored in a memory. A device body has a data storage element integrated inside the device body.

System for zoned admission to performance events

A method and a device are disclosed including a software or physical admission certificate configured to allow admission of a spectator to a special admission zone with a view to a performance stage for a predefined duration of time. The special admission zone is usable by multiple spectators in multiple successive time periods during the same performance.

Bladders, compartments, chambers or internal sipes controlled by a web-based cloud computer system using a smartphone device

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

Method of collaborative determination of positioning errors of a satellite-based navigation system

The positioning signals broadcast by gnss constellations are affected by significant errors, notably due to the crossing of the ionospheric layer or of the tropospheric layer. Several unwieldy means have been deployed to provide professional users with corrections of said errors.
Centre National D'etudes Spatiales

Device for measurement of analyte concentration

Described is a personal device and methods for measuring the concentration of an analyte in a sample of gas. The device and method may utilize a chemically selective sensor element with low power consumption integrated with circuitry that enables wireless communication between the sensor and any suitable personal electronic device such as a smartphone, tablet, or computer.
Andas, Inc.

Wellness management method and system by wellness mode based on context-awareness platform on smartphone

A device, method and system provide a wellness management process and/or an exercise management process for use with a smartphone or other mobile computing device. Various data about the user is obtained and used for determining and recommending an action or exercise to the user to improve the user's wellness/physique/health.
Futurewei Technologies, Inc.

Monitored mobile personal substance testing system

A system for testing an individual for illicit or other substances is described. The system operates in tandem with a mobile device (smartphone) application, which employs a camera of the mobile device to capture and record the self-administered specimen collection process for verification and rule compliance.

Apparatus and optimized multi-format communication delivery protocol prediction

This disclosure relates generally to apparatus, methods, and computer readable media for composing communications for computing devices across multiple formats and multiple protocols. More particularly, but not by way of limitation, this disclosure relates to apparatus, methods, and computer readable media to permit computing devices, e.g., smartphones, tablets, laptops, and the like, to send communications in a number of pre-determined and/or ‘determined-on-the-fly’ optimal communications formats and/or protocols.

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

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

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.

Image-related methods and arrangements

A user captures an image of a retail product with a smartphone. Product recommendations associated with the retail product are provided to the smartphone.

System and editing and monetizing personalized images at a venue

A system and method for editing and monetizing personalized images at a venue allows a user to access a personal, dynamic image captured by multiple image capturing devices positioned proximally to the venue and a performer at the venue. The image capturing devices are positioned in multiple viewpoints to capture dynamic close up images of the venue and the performer.

Platform which correlates data for recommendation

The present invention provides a system and method for connecting a plurality of health monitoring devices and comparing the real-time data gathered from these devices with patient historical data to automatically provide remedial actions to be taken by a particular patient. The system collects data from the plurality of connected devices and sends it to a network of the system for analysis and comparison with the user's historical data and other user's data that is stored in a plurality of databases.

Indoor localization of a multi-antenna receiver

An approach to localization in an indoor environment makes use of a multiple antenna receiver (e.g., in a smartphone, tablet, camera) and knowledge of locations of one or more radio transmitters, which may be part of a data communication infrastructure providing data communication services to devices in the environment. Successive measurements of transmissions from the transmitters are recorded at the receiver as the device is translated and rotated in the environment.

Parking location checking system and parking location checking method using same

Disclosed are a parking location checking system and a parking location checking method using the same, which can quickly and easily find a parking location even if a user who has parked a car in a parking lot does not remember the location of the parking section in which the car is parked, and can guide the user to the parking location and, simultaneously, even transmit various types of information or advertisement content to the user by executing the various type of information or advertisements through a smartphone. The parking location checking system and the parking location checking method using the same can quickly and easily find the parking section in which a car is parked just by allowing a smartphone to approach or come in contact with an nfc tag even if a user does not remember the location of the parking lot in which the user's car is parked, thereby remarkably improving the user's convenience and even creating additional profits by posting an advertisement therein while using the parking location checking system..

Cooktop fire prevention module with remote control cooking features

A cooking appliance having a cooktop that is regulated by a fire prevention module is provided. In addition to its fire prevention and safety features, the fire prevention module includes a communication module that enables communication between the cooktop appliance and a remote device, such as a smartphone or tablet computer.

Mobile molecular diagnostics system with wireless communication

A mobile, self contained molecular diagnostics system is provided with a microfluidic chip, detection apparatus and an integrated or wireless control interface and imager. The system provides automated sample preparation and rapid optical detection of multianalyte nucleic acids and proteins.

Automated abdominojugular reflux testing

This document describes automated abdominojugular reflux (ajr) testing. To automate ajr tests, a pressure cuff wrapped around a person's abdomen applies pressure while video of their neck is captured.

Smartphone 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.



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


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