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


 Long-range voice and data transmission using lora modulation and sensitivity-enhancing buffering techniques patent thumbnailnew patent Long-range voice and data transmission using lora modulation and sensitivity-enhancing buffering techniques
Systems and methods are disclosed for extending the communication range of mobile communication devices. A long-range radio device is controlled by a control application on a host smartphone.
Beartooth Radio, Inc.


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


 Method for using a mobile device equipped with at least two microphones for determining the direction of loudspeakers in a setup of a surround sound system patent thumbnailnew patent Method for using a mobile device equipped with at least two microphones for determining the direction of loudspeakers in a setup of a surround sound system
A smartphone having two microphones is used for determining the direction of a loudspeaker in a surround system setup. This is performed using smartphone rotation in azimuth and polar angle direction while capturing in its microphones a test signal from a current one of the loudspeakers.
Thomson Licensing


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


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

 Apparatus,  providing cloud based blind source separation services patent thumbnailnew patent Apparatus, providing cloud based blind source separation services
Use of spoken input for user devices, e.g. Smartphones, can be challenging due to presence of other sound sources.
Analog Devices, Inc.


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


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

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

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Demand aggregation and calendaring system

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

new patent

Virtual reality viewer and input mechanism

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

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Time display device, time display method, and recording medium

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

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Optical image stabilization structure and camera module having the same

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

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Gas detector for mobile device

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

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

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

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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

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Method for implementing a computer game

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

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

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

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Spinal cord stimulator system

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

Wireless replacement led bulb with one or more accompanying control switches

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

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

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

Session hand-off for mobile applications

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

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

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

Top-hand phone system

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hacking-resistant computer design

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

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

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

Wireless replacement led bulb with one or more accompanying control switches

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

Bottle with dry storage compartment for personal effects

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

Smartphone holding device of vehicle

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

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

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

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

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

Customer representative remote access for troubleshooting smartphones

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

Terminal monitoring outdoor exercise equipment and management system using smartphone

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

Audio transmission device with display function

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

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

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

Wirelessly chargeable device and wireless-charging device

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

Signaling device and system to mitigate fratricide

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

Communications system facilitating cash transfer

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

Vehicle operation management system

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

Application/document collaboration in a multi-device environment

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

Electronic device, control method, and storage medium

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

Navigation user interface

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

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

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

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

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

Category-based data loss prevention for network-connected devices

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

Trusted platform module (tpm) protected device

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

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

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

Medical device case

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

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

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

Methods and systems for identifying an object in a video image

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

Spinal cord stimulator system

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

Food preparation control system

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

Cross-device security scheme for tethered devices

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

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

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

Voice responsive fluid delivery, controlling and monitoring system and method

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

Vehicle parking system, and thereof

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

Communication base searching method and apparatus

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

Method and system for accelerating intelligent terminal boot speed

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

Systems and methods for cloud-based radiation therapy treatment planning

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

Methods and systems for providing stimuli to the brain

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

Methods and arrangements concerning dermatology

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

Offline user device communications

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

Seamless ad insertion for multicast streams

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

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

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

System, device, and wirelessly controlling electronic devices and appliances

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

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

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

Authentication and validation of smartphone imagery

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

Authentication and validation of smartphone imagery

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

Virtual or augmented reality customization system and method

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

Virtualization input component

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

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

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

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

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

Wirelessly operable slow cooker

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

Method and system for setting smartphone account

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

Smartphone bluetooth headset receiver

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

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

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

Communication system

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

Systems and methods for qr code validation

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

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

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

Electronic lock system

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

Access management system

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

Mobile, wearable, automated target tracking system

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

Method and authentication of a 3d structure

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

Crystal clear glass

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

Method, system, and device of protecting a computerized service

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

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

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

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

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

User interface configurations for data transfers

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

Compact selective access apparatus and methods

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

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

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

Portable hardware fixture for fundoscopy

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

Wireless video/audio signal transmitter/receiver

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

Method for adjusting screen brightness and system thereof

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

Solar lighting with pay-as-you go technology

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

Systems and methods for user based vehicle access control

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

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

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

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

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

Necklace for holding smart device

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

Apparatus and detecting and driving headphones differentially in mobile applications

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

Apparatus and driving headphones differentially in mobile applications

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

Apparatus and methods for remotely monitoring water utilization

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

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

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

Server-based fast remote display on client devices

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

Wirelessly controlled led electronic necktie

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Logging encrypted data communications for qoe analysis

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

Solar power lighted audio fishing tackle box

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

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

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

Mobile digital property portfolio management system

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

Keyless vehicle systems

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

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

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

Method for the automatic classification of trips

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

System and interacting with a broadcaster via an application

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

System and video and secondary audio source synchronization

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

Cell phone energy exchange device/ system and method

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

Cardless access control with electronic locks using smartphones

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

User authentication based on physical movement information

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

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

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

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

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

Smart swimming pool or hot tub monitor

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

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

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

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

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

Multi-touch gesture search

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

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

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

Printed double-wrapped coil on paper for projective capacitance sensing

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

Compact stereoscopic viewing apparatus

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

Stereoscopic viewing apparatus

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

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

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

Catheter assembly including monitoring capabilities

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

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

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

Method and scanning and printing a 3d object

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

Automatic absolute orientation and position

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

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

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

Maintaining user authenticaitons with common trusted devices

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

Mobile devices charging system and method

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

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

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

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

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

Method and system for crowd-sourced algorithm development

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

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

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

Reduced size configuration interface

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

Device and gaze attraction toward camera

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

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

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

Wearable technology that monitors health and safety

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

Bidirectional communication between an infant receiving system and a remote device

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

Game alert system

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

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

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

Electronic access control and location tracking system

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

Access management system

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

Time card punching system

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

Digital inventory system

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

Guided purchasing via smartphone

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

Bicycle activity monitoring and recording device with air pollution sensors

Provided is an activity monitoring and recording device which may include a smartphone, a pollution sensor, a global positioning system (gps) device, a microprocessor and proprietary software supported to a bicycle.. .

Support for a device, such as a smartphone

A support for receiving and holding a device, such as a smart phone, in a vehicle. The support includes a first jaw, able to receive a first edge of the device, and a second jaw, able to receive a second edge of the device.
Faurecia Interieur Industrie

Movie master game method

Systems and methods for displaying movie related information on a system (e.g., a smartphone, tablet, personal computer, and devices comprising processing, memory, communications, and a display) capable of displaying information and features of an application's movie related functions (e.g., dilemmas, filmmaking, locations, music, plot info, quotes, food recipes, shopping, superfan, trivia, vehicles & weapons identification, and performer/character identification) in each of a plurality of presentation modes (e.g., synchronization, lists, and games modes).. .
Customplay Llc

Moral dilemma movie game method

Systems and methods for displaying movie related information on a system (e.g., a smartphone, tablet, personal computer, and devices comprising processing, memory, communications, and a display) capable of displaying information and features of an application's movie related functions (e.g., dilemmas, filmmaking, locations, music, plot info, quotes, food recipes, shopping, superfan, trivia, vehicles & weapons identification, and performer/character identification) in each of a plurality of presentation modes (e.g., synchronization, lists, and games modes).. .
Customplay Llc

Device and administering medicaments to the brain

The present invention provides a system for administering a therapeutic substance to a brain, for example a brain of a person afflicted by a neurodegenerative disorder. The system may include communicating with the person and locating it via a smartphone, characterizing the level of its alertness or cognitive abilities, and initiating the substance release via a vocal signal.
Inhaletech Llc

Gesture-based data exchange between electronic devices

A digital data transfer between two users' electronic devices such as cell phones, smartphones, tablet pcs, laptops, etc., is initiated by detecting both that the users' wrist-worn electronic data exchange units have been brought into proximity, and also that their on-board accelerometers sense movement consistent with a gesture, especially that two equipped users are shaking hands. The electronic data exchange units can communicate over a limited distance and can use bluetooth.
Limited Liability Company "myco"

Methods and systems for real time display of caller location, profile, and trust relationship

Methods and systems to display, in real time, detailed attribute information regarding a calling party. This information may be presented to a user in conjunction with an incoming voice-call or message on the user's smartphone/mobile internet device (mid) or other mobile device.
Intel Corporation

Method of flight plan filing and clearance using wireless communication device

A method for obtaining flight plan clearance allows a general aviation pilot to negotiate flight plan clearance directly with an air navigation service provider (ansp), exchanging digital data messages, with the pilot using a wireless communication device, such as a smartphone or a tablet computer. After an initial flight plan has been submitted, the pilot receives a message regarding clearance of the initial flight plan.
Raytheon Company

Method and system to optimize lights and sounds for sleep

The method for optimizing light and sound programs for a falling asleep phase and for an awakening phase of a first user, in a system comprising, for the first user and other users, a bedside device, a bio parameter sensor, a smartphone, and additionally for all users a central server, with: /a1/ collecting, with regard to the first user, sleep data and sleep context data, said sleep data comprising at least light and sound program played for the falling asleep phase and for the awakening phase, bio parameters and sleep patterns sequence deduced therefrom, said sleep context data comprising at least previous daytime activity such as, sending this data to the central server, /a2/ repeat /a1/ for other users, /b1/ building a user-specific model of each user sleep behavior, /c/ comparing user-specific models to define groups of similar users, each group of users being allocated with a group meta-model with decision rules and preferred playlist of sound tracks, /d/ sending the group meta-model from the server to the bedside device or to the smartphone of the first user, /e/ displaying to the first user, using the group meta-model and in function of the time to go to sleep, a recommended list of light and sound programs or a particular light and sound program, namely a single choice, for the upcoming falling asleep phase and/or the next upcoming wakeup phase.. .
Withings

Directed image capture

A process is provided for graphically guiding a user of a capture device (e.g., smartphone) to more accurately capture a series of images of a building. Images are captured as the picture taker moves around the building—taking a plurality (e.g., 4-16) of images from multiple angles and distances.
Hover Inc.

Image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus which utilizes a communication device is disclosed. A communication unit of a housing which corresponds to an antenna portion is provided at a position at which the communication unit can be seen without obstruction from the upper side.
Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

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

Automatic indoor parking system using collaborative smartphone sensing

Methods and arrangements for tracking within a parking facility. A module of a mobile device is used to communicate, to a parking server which stores global data relative to parking places in a parking facility, the presence of a vehicle in the parking facility.
International Business Machines Corporation

Bi-directional power transfer

The user of a portable device defines the charging direction when two devices with bi-directional power transfers interfaces are interconnected. The device detects a gesture of the user and starts the power transfer to the defined direction.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Liquid crystal display device

Since the liquid crystal display device according to the present invention does not suffer from a decrease in the voltage holding ratio (vhr) of the liquid crystal layer or display defects such as alignment unevenness and image-sticking, the liquid crystal display device is particularly useful as an active-matrix-driven liquid crystal display device such as a va, psva, ips, or ffs liquid crystal display device and can be used as a liquid crystal display device for products such as liquid crystal display televisions, monitors, cell phones, and smartphones.. .

Devices and methods for applying external controlers to mobile electronic devices of any shape or make

The invention discloses devices and methods for attaching game controller elements to a mobile electronic device such as a tablet computer or a smartphone. In some embodiments of the instant invention, controller elements may be brought into contact with a tablet or smartphone, locked in place, and then brought into electrical communication with the tablet or smartphone.

Arm support device

An arm support device for improving body posture when viewing an object such as when using a smartphone or reading a book. The arm support device generally includes includes a strap which is connected at its first end to the first end of a retainer and at its second end to the second end of the retainer.

Method and system for respiratory monitoring

A method and corresponding apparatus for monitoring breathing computes a calibration signal from a first sequence of images of a user's chest to produce a calibration model.. The calibration signal is representative of movement of the user's chest during a first time period during which the user is using an incentive spirometer a commercially-available (is).
University Of Connecticut

Minimally invasive wireless sensing devices and methods

A sensing device allows detection of biological quantities in ways that are minimally invasive. Micrometer or nanometer sized needles allow sensing of bodily fluids in a minimally invasive method.
California Institute Of Technology

System and user profile enabled smart building control

A central controller for device automation can control output devices (e.g. Automated lights and speakers) based on calculating the indoor location of a person.

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.
Church & Dwight Co., Ltd.

Systems, apparatus, and methods relating to a wearable electronic hub for personal computing

Systems, apparatus, and methods are disclosed for personal computing enhanced by a wearable electronic hub device for wirelessly coupling with an electronic satellite device to increase portability, versatility, efficiency, and security. A wearable electronic hub device retains the most important, expensive, and personal aspects of computing, whereas electronic satellite devices, including dummy screen devices of various sizes, can be shared, lost, stolen, and/or replaced without the same security risks and expenses associated with the duplicative hardware components and personal information retained in current smartphones, tablet computers, laptop computers, etc.
Neptune Computer Inc.

Retriever locator

A selectable lost item retriever locator system to locate the predetermined lost and/or stolen items, comprising a hand-held receiver or locator unit and chips applied to items the user desires to locate, is disclosed. The receiver or locator unit is a hand held device, either a smartphone app or a component that picks up signals like a remote or a key clicker device.

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.

Electric commerce support system

An electric commerce support system that an introducer does not have to specialized knowledge and further that an orderer can comfortably order an/a article/service is provided. In an electric commerce support system, a smartphone operated by the orderer and an electric commerce support server are connected to each other via the internet.
Alivecast Inc.

Systems and methods for sizing shoes

Capturing three-dimensional images of feet and arraying them against vast databases of stored shoe data enables better developed matching with desired fittings than conventional systems. smartphone/iphone/digital camera and related interface tools supported by proprietary data streams and engines recommend better shoe choices from plethoric offerings updated continually and based upon legacy shoe data along with new ways to compare and select shoes..
Vfit Technologies Inc.

System and methods for effectively taking surveys using mobile devices

Systems and methods for more effectively obtaining and understanding a person's responses to a survey, poll, or questionnaire, specifically for persons providing a response using a mobile device (such as a smartphone). In some embodiments, a user of a mobile device may be provided with a survey or poll and asked to respond by using a gesture, a combination of a gesture and an audio input, a combination of a gesture and a key press, etc.
Swurveys, Inc.

Display control apparatus, display control method, and program

The present technology relates to a display control apparatus, a display control method, and a program which can implement a ui that allows a user to intuitively select an intended region in an image. A position of a display surface on which a display apparatus displays an image is detected, and a projected image obtained by projecting an image model of a predetermined image is displayed on the display surface along a straight light passing through a position of the user and a pixel of the display surface whose position is detected.
Sony Corporation

Smartphone / tablet stand

A mounting stand for a portable electronic device that includes: a base; a pedestal at one end of a top surface of the base; an arm extending from the pedestal; a cradle at a distal end of the arm; and a audio speaker on the top surface of the base abutting the pedestal. Preferably, the base is rectangular in shape and includes a led light surrounding the perimeter of the base.

Multifunctional wearable with live cam

Multifunctional wearable with live cam, a wearable electronic multipurpose device is disclosed. The device can function along with an electronic device or it can also function as a standalone device in some situations.
Mconception Eood

Apparatus and universal setup, monitoring and control of field devices for a plant

Setup, monitoring and control of various field devices are provided using a general purpose, off-the-shelf mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet computer adapted by an application program to communicate using the bluetooth communications protocol with communications and control modules attached to the field devices.. .
Metso Automation Usa Inc.

Computerized yo-yo

There described a computerized yo-yo toy that uses an acceleration measuring device, a computation and control device, a communication device and entertaining devices to enhance the entertaining experience of playing with the computerized yo-yo toy. The acceleration measuring device measures the acceleration values of the computerized yo-yo toy.

Scorekeeping wristband for sports games

A scorekeeping wristband allows the user to track the points scored in a pick-up basketball game. The wristband is similar in structure and function to a sports wristband, but provides a scorekeeping function.

Systems and methods for treating acute and chronic heart failure

Systems and methods and devices are provided for arresting or reversing the effects of myocardial remodeling and degeneration after cardiac injury, without the potential drawbacks associated with previously existing systems and methods, by at least partially occluding flow through the superior vena cava over multiple cardiac cycles, and more preferably, by adjusting the interval or degree of occlusion responsive to a sensed level of patient activity. In some embodiments, a controller is provided that actuates a drive mechanism responsive to a sensed level of patient activity to provide at least partial occlusion of the patient's superior vena cava, while a data transfer circuit of the controller provides bi-directional transfer of physiologic data to the patient's smartphone or tablet to permit display and review of such data..
Tufts Medical Center, Inc.

Desk organizer

A one-piece, unitary desk organizer with one or more relatively deep cups that are constructed and arranged to hold relatively long and thin items such as pens, pencils and scissors, and a cell phone/smartphone-receiving receptacle that has an opening that provides for access to a connector or jack on the bottom of the phone so that one or more cords can be run to the phone.. .
United Comb & Novelty Corporation

Enhancements to data-driven media management within an electronic device

A centralized resource manager manages the routing of audio or visual information within a device, including a handheld device such as a smartphone. The resource manager evaluates data-driven policies to determine how to route audio or visual information to or from various input or output components connected to the device, including headphones, built-in speakers, microphones, bluetooth headsets, cameras, and so on.
Apple Inc.

Apparatus and methods for content distribution to packet-enabled devices via a network bridge

Apparatus and methods for providing content to packet-enabled devices in a content distribution network. In one embodiment, a network architecture is disclosed which enables delivery of content to ip-enabled devices such as mobile smartphones and tablet computers using a traditional high-speed data connection.
Time Warner Cable Enterprises Llc

Biometric and bluetooth enabled vehicle console and glove box lock

The present invention is directed to a biometric and bluetooth enabled vehicle console and glove box lock that provides a unique apparatus for locking enclosures such as any locking compartment within a vehicle as well as the vehicle doors, vehicle hood and vehicle trunk locks, and the like, with indirect operational control by the means of a smartphone, tablet or a computer. The biometric and bluetooth enabled vehicle console and glove box lock contains a biometric based finger print authentication module, and a bluetooth/rf comm communications enabled module, to prevent a non-owner or unauthorized user from accessing the device..
Iwallet Corporation

Intelligent management of computerized advanced processing

Systems and methods are disclosed for automatically managing how and when computerized advanced processing techniques (for example, cad and/or other image processing) are used. In some embodiments, the systems and methods discussed herein allow users, such as radiologists, to efficiently interact with a wide variety of computerized advanced processing (“cap”) techniques using computing devices ranging from picture archiving and communication system (“pacs”) workstations to handheld devices such as smartphone and tablets.
D.r. Systems, Inc.

System for assisting a helper in the resuscitation of a person with circulatory arrest

The invention relates to a system for assisting a helper (8) in the performance of chest compressions for the immediate resuscitation of a person (1) affected by a circulatory arrest, wherein the helper (8) may be an untrained novice helper, in particular. In order to identify the circulatory condition of the person (1) and impart assistive first measures, a position sensor (4) connected to a support of similar design to a sticking plaster (5) is arranged on the sternum (2) of the person (1) by means of adhesion at an appropriate position.

Intelligent management of computerized advanced processing

Systems and methods are disclosed for automatically managing how and when computerized advanced processing techniques (for example, cad and/or other image processing) are used. In some embodiments, the systems and methods discussed herein allow users, such as radiologists, to efficiently interact with a wide variety of computerized advanced processing (“cap”) techniques using computing devices ranging from picture archiving and communication system (“pacs”) workstations to handheld devices such as smartphone and tablets.
D.r. Systems, Inc.

Safety processor for wireless control of a drug delivery device

A system and method provide for enhanced reliability and safety of programming and/or operating a medical device, such as an infusion pump, with a remote control device, such as a mobile phone (e.g., a smartphone). A safety processor acts as an intermediary device between the smartphone and medical device to review transmissions from the smartphone prior to the transmissions being delivered to the medical device.
Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc.

System, enabling corneal topography mapping by smartphone

An apparatus for enabling corneal topography includes an attachment to align a placido disc illumination system with a camera of a mobile communication device. The placido disc illumination system generates concentric rings and reflects the concentric rings off a cornea.
Smart Eyedeas I, Llc

Safe driving monitoring system

A method and system for detecting unsafe or suspect activities such as distracted driving associates distracted driving events to the road type, vehicle speed and vehicle acceleration (positive, negative and lateral) at the time of the distracted driving event, and identifies severe distracted driving events from a large population of minor events using a statistical distribution such as a cauchy distribution equation. The system employs a smartphone application (app) coupled with a central server that computes driver safety scores which relate time of day, road type, vehicle speed, vehicle acceleration (positive, negative and lateral) and distracted driving using the cauchy distribution equation.
Speed Demon Inc.

Radio with wired remote switch for smartphone

A radio includes controls operatively disposed on a face panel. A 3.5 millimeter audio jack is disposed on or through the face panel.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

Systems and methods for autonomously generating photo summaries

Implementations of the disclosed technology include techniques for autonomously collecting image data, and generating photo summaries based thereon. In some implementations, a plurality of images may be autonomously sampled from an available stream of image data.
Google Inc.

Attachable smartphone camera

Systems and methods are disclosed herein that generally involve a camera system including a high-quality lens which is selectively attachable to a mobile device, effectively replacing the mobile device's integral lens. The attachable camera system can leverage existing features of the mobile device, such as the display, battery, storage, and sharing functions, allowing the camera system itself to be a relatively simple, lightweight, portable, and inexpensive device.

Image processing device having depth map generating unit, image processing method and non-transitory computer readable recording medium

An object of the present invention is to provide an image processing device and the like that can generate a composite image in a desired focusing condition. In a smartphone 1, an edge detecting section 107 detects an edge as a feature from a plurality of input images taken with different focusing distances, and detects the intensity of the edge as a feature value.
Morpho, Inc.

Smartphone

In one embodiment, a smartphone includes a first cover layer; an lcd panel located under the first cover layer; a backlight unit located under the lcd panel and comprising a reflective sheet and a second cover layer; and a capacitive touch sensor; wherein the backlight unit further comprises a pressure sensor and a spacer layer, the pressure sensor comprising electrodes attached on the second cover layer and spaced apart from the reflective sheet; wherein a touch position is detected by a sensing signal output from the touch sensor; wherein a magnitude of a touch pressure is detected based on a change amount of capacitance that is changed according to a distance between the pressure sensor and an electrode located within the lcd panel; wherein the lcd panel is bent according to the touch; and wherein the capacitance change amount changes as the lcd panel bends.. .
Hideep Inc.

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..

External flash device for mobile devices

Apparatuses and systems are provided for enabling a user to connect an external flash device to a mobile device, such as a smartphone or tablet. Non-conductive tips may be provided, either as an integrated component of a housing of an external flash device or via an adaptor receiving region and adaptor.

External flash device for mobile devices

Apparatuses and systems are provided for enabling a user to connect an external flash device to a mobile device, such as a smartphone or tablet. Non-conductive tips may be provided, either as an integrated component of a housing of an external flash device or via an adaptor receiving region and adaptor.

Systems, methods and apparatuses for providing bioelectronic neurocode-based therapies to mammals

Systems, methods, and apparatuses monitor mammal conditions, report condition changes, and provide neurocode-based treatment in response to condition changes. A mammal implantable controller includes modules to monitor, wirelessly communicate to external computers, and administer treatment received from a remote computer based on monitoring of changes in mammal condition as analyzed by the remote computer.
Mesa Digital, Llc

Smartphone device for body analysis

A device designed to empower users to take control of their health by becoming aware of how their physical and mental health is affected by their lifestyle choices. In embodiments, the device can comprise a housing, at least one emitter source disposed within the housing, a first sensing element configured to detect a reflected portion of the at least one energy beam and generate a first signal corresponding to a measured composition of subcutaneous fat tissue, and a second sensing element configured to detect a plurality of physiological parameters..

Operating environment setting system of electronic device, operating environment setting method and operating environment setting program

There are provided a code reading unit 12 for reading a code in a smartphone 10, an operating environment setting unit for analyzing the read code, thereby acquiring first operating environment setting information required for setting to perform connection through bluetooth to a relay device 20 to set the information to the smartphone 10, a setting information transmitting unit 14 for reading second operating environment setting information required for setting to perform wireless connection through wi-fi from a setting information storing unit 11 and transmitting the information to the relay device 20, and a second operating environment setting unit 23 for setting the received second operating environment setting information to the relay device 20. Even if the relay device 20 does not include a code reading device, it is possible to automatically set the connection through the bluetooth, and furthermore, to automatically set the wireless connection through the wi-fi to the relay device 20 by reading the code in the smartphone 10..
E3 Co., Ltd., 32f

Detection of smartphone to enable content

Disclosed herein are system, method, and computer program product embodiments for detecting a smart phone to enable content. An embodiment operates by detecting that a mobile device is within a vicinity of a media device.
Roku, Inc.

Hands-free bluetooth car system

A hands-free bluetooth system is described. The bluetooth system comprises a base unit and a controller unit.
International Business Machines Corporation

Smartphone accessory with camera module

An axillary recording module is provided for mounting engagement to a cellphone. The recording module comprises a housing defining a forward cellphone receiving well and a rear camera module compartment.

Integrated system and method 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.

Driver behavior sharing

One or more techniques and/or systems are provided for providing driver alerts. For example, a client device module (e.g., a smartphone, a vehicle navigation unit, etc.) may collect driving behavior information (e.g., braking patterns, vehicle speed, weather conditions, acceleration/deceleration patterns, etc.) and/or user specified information (e.g., a number of passengers) of a driver driving a vehicle.
Inrix Inc.,

Integrated mobile parking application and smart parking meter system

A mobile computing device executing software code interacts with a smart parking meter to permit the user to complete a parking transaction without the need to exit their car. The transaction proceeds digitally and confirmation of the purchase is sent to the user's smartphone or via other electronic message means.
Municipal Parking Services, Inc.

Communication based searching method and apparatus

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

System and human sexual relationship enhancement

A libido measurement icon displays messages related to a partner user's sexual arousal level on the display of a user's devices, such as smartphone or tablet, having internet connectivity. When a user or partner user activates the icon, the icon will display messages received from partner users related to the partner user's current level of sexual arousal and will allow a user to submit the user's own libido level (a “libido score”) to a partner user via the libido measurement system's messaging function..
Open Island, Llc

Smartphone packaging and virtual reality headset

In a general aspect, an apparatus can include a goggle portion having a chassis that is open on a first side, a lens assembly disposed on a second side of the chassis of the goggle portion and a ledge disposed around an interior perimeter of the chassis of the goggle portion. The ledge can be configured to physically support an electronic device inserted in the goggle portion.
Google Inc.

Smart valve

Methods and systems for accurately determining and delivering the appropriate ingredients, in appropriate quantities, of a particular substance are disclosed. In some instances, a controller of a fluid delivery device opens a valve for an appropriate amount of time to deliver an appropriate amount of fluid.
Bernooli, Inc.

Method and system for self-managed sound enhancement

A system and method are provided for capturing hearing characteristics from self-administered hearing tests, including loudness tolerance levels at different sound frequencies, as an individualized shaped auditory profile for automatically enhancing audio to complement and address an individual's hearing deficits experienced via a particular signal pathway including the audio device used to administer the test, the sound environment, and the user's hearing capabilities. The user may self-administer a hearing test on a smartphone or other device.
Ace Communications Limited

Connectivity management for mobile wireless low-power wake-up radios

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 (iot) devices, and the like. A low-power wake-up radio cooperates with a mobility manager which is configured to receive information from one or more sensors and determine a mobility management frame.
Intel Corporation

System and mitigating of bad posture and property loss through computer-assisted appliance

A wireless, programmable system, including one or more sensors devices, a controller device, and a wireless communication link that operationally connects the sensor device to the controller device(s). The system may alert when a sensor device and controller device exceed a predetermined threshold of distance and/or time.

Smartphone case with concealed card cache, and using same

A smartphone case is provided with a card cache assembly for concealing one or a few cards therein, which may be credit cards, identity cards, or other cards selected by a user. The card cache assembly includes a slidably mounted card support member and a latch for retaining the tray inside of a main cache body.

Portable visualization devices

A portable, soft, enhanced visualization device with a shatterproof reflective surface, dimensioned for use in connection with close-in visualization. The device permits flexible alignment of the reflective surface with a desired line of visualization.
Instinctive Behavior, Llc

Smartphone dock and diagnostic-test reader plus related methods

Disclosed is are a diagnostic test reader and related methods or systems. In one embodiment, a smartphone, including diagnostic software and a camera, may be docked onto the reader so that the camera of the phone is coupled to a diffuser for imaging test strips or other test cartridges provided to the reader.

Opportunistic calibration of a smartphone orientation in a vehicle

An opportunistic calibration method continuously monitors a smartphone orientation and compensates for its variation, as necessary. The method relies on the probabilistic fusion of built-in sensors; in particular, the gps, accelerometer, gyroscope, and magnetometer.
Ims Solutions, Inc.

Mobile application for vehicle alarm notices and related system

A mobile application for vehicle alarm notices and related system alerts the user to possible theft of their vehicle. The application may be downloaded and installed on the user's smartphone, tablet, or other mobile electronic device.

Food preparation control system

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

Energy savings on multihomed mobile devices using a dynamically adjusted inactivity timer

Energy consumption of cellular interfaces on multihomed mobile devices, such as smartphones, tablets and laptops can be improved by adjusting the inactivity timer of the cellular interface of the mobile devices based on the on/off status of non-cellular interface(s) on the mobile devices. Possible near-future data packets can be transmitted or received on the non-cellular interfaces that co-exist on the mobile devices and thus the inactivity timer of the cellular interface may be dynamically and more efficiently adjusted, based on the on/off status of non-cellular interface(s).
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

Audio broadcast recording device

An audio broadcast recording device records live radio broadcasts. The device is similar in size and shape to a smartphone, with a large visual display occupying most of the front surface, and also provides a set of audio function buttons on its front surface which perform functions of recording, playing, fast forwarding, pausing, and rewinding, applied to radio broadcasts and podcasts.

Network of tags

Systems and methods are disclosed for communicating product or service information to a potential purchaser. A product or item describing a service are scanned to obtain both a product or service code and an advertisement promotion code provided by a vendor/retailer or manufacturer of the product or service using a smartphone of a first user.
Motedata Inc.

Spinal cord stimulator system

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

Smartphone with telemedical device

The present disclosure discloses a smartphone based telemedical devices incorporating into smartphone medical devices such as stethoscopes, thermometers, ultrasound imaging devices and/or alarm generators for diagnosis or determination of the disease or health status or condition of a user. The present smartphone based telemedical devices can be advantageously and conveniently used to measure and generate and/or remotely transmitting the medical data or information generated by the incorporated medical devices thus allowing an accurate and rapid determination of the status of a user particularly under emergency particularly when there are no regular medical or hospital services are available..

Telemedical throat examination device

A throat examination device, suitable for telemedical application, whereby an unskilled examiner may safely perform an examination of a patient's throat and send the results to a remotely located medically qualified personnel. The device may be used with a smartphone having a camera and comprises a viewing port, a positioning device to properly position the camera and a constrained tongue depressor to safely position the patient's tongue..

Hair salon cape with smartphone pocket

A hair salon cape with a smartphone pocket provides a transparent large pocket on the front surface, with two apertures for the user's hands. Within the large pocket, one or more transparent small pockets are provided near the aperture on the right.

Determining indoor location of devices using reference points and sensors

Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for determining the indoor location of devices such as smartphones and tablet computers using reference points and sensors. According to one aspect disclosed herein, an environment analytics system can retrieve a layout of an environment and determines an absolute reference point for the layout.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

Monitoring camera system

In a monitoring camera system, a master device registers a smartphone and a wireless router therein in advance. If sensor detection information is received from a human sensor, the master device requests a monitoring camera to transmit image/audio data, and sends image/audio data transmitted from the monitoring camera to the smartphone via the wireless router.
Panasonic Intellectual Management Co., Ltd.

Method and communicating information about networked gaming machines to prospective players

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

System for tracking a handheld device in virtual reality

A system for tracking a first electronic device, such as a handheld smartphone, in a virtual reality environment generated by a second electronic device, such as a head mounted display may include detection, by a camera included in one of the first electronic device or the second electronic device, of at least one visual marker included on the other of the first electronic device or the second electronic device. Features detected within the field of view corresponding to known features of the visual markers may be used to locate and track movement of the first electronic device relative to the second electronic device, so that movement of the second electronic device may be translated into an interaction in a virtual experience generated by the second electronic device..
Google Inc.

Methods and remote collection of sensor data for vehicle trips with high-integrity vehicle identification

The present invention provides methods and apparatus for improved confirmation of the identity of the vehicle whose data are to be captured for any purposes, including usage-based insurance. It can perform this service to improve confidence in certain data captured by stand-alone smartphone applications, as well as for all data captured by stand-alone hardware devices that attach to the vehicle for power but do not electronically confirm vin from the vehicle..
Telanon, Inc.

Location-based locking and unlocking of payment accounts

System, method and media for selectively activating and deactivating payment vehicles based on the positions of an authorized user of the account, the payment vehicle, and/or the transactions. The security and budget-control abilities of a consumer are increased by allowing the user to specify geographic regions where payment vehicle will not, or should not, be used.
Hrb Innovations, Inc.

Device, method, and system of differentiating between virtual machine and non-virtualized device

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

Smart phone based multi-patient worklist (spwl)

When providing a smart phone based multi-patient worklist (spwl), a smartphone application, or “app,” is provided for nurses or other healthcare providers to plan and coordinate the care of their assigned patients. The spwl includes time-based and patient-based screens that allow a nurse to determine what needs to be done for a particular patient as well as what needs to be done at a particular time or time range for a group of patients.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Selfie camera and writing device

A device for capturing “selfie” images is integrated into a writing device. The device includes an extendable (e.g., telescopic) section, such that when refracted the device is useful as a writing instrument (e.g., a pen, stylus, etc.), and when extended, provides a way of capturing selfie images, or other images that benefit from a point of view that is removed from the user beyond the user's reach.

Motion-correlation control system to control communication of a wearable device

An apparatus and method for communicating between a first device and second device, where each device includes a motion sensor. Communication functions are triggered by comparing motion data derived from each device.
Sony Mobile Communications Inc.

Miniature electronic customizable room building toy components

An electronic building toy component having a main body having opposing top and bottom surfaces and a thickness and having wiring between the top and bottom surfaces and having a connecting feature at a peripheral edge of the main body. The connecting feature, such as a plug or receptacle that is compatible with other electronic building toy components, allows the electronic building toy component to be electrically coupled with other electronic building toy components, such as batteries, bluetooth enabled hubs, lights, buzzers, motors, sensors, and other electrical connecting building components.
Playmonster, Llc

Method for implementing a computer game

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

Athlete informational device

A digital image with athletic information organized on it to be output to a computer, smartphone and/or physical, including paper, media. .

Interworking controlling an electronic eye protection welding and a smartphone

The present invention relates to the interworking controlling method of an electronic eye protection apparatus for welding and a smartphone, or more specifically, it relates to the interworking controlling method of an electronic eye protection apparatus for welding and a smartphone, which enables remote management from a smartphone by interworking history state data on utilization, operation, settings, failure of the electronic eye protection apparatus for welding, and which enables location searching and anti-theft function such as password setting of electronic eye protection apparatus for welding with a smartphone.. .
Otos Wing. 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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