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Systems and methods for thermoelectrically cooling inductive charging stations
In some embodiments, a cooling system for an induction charger includes a thermal conditioning module in fluid communication with an induction charging assembly, which includes a dock and an induction charging module. The dock can be configured to receive a portable electronic device, such as a cell phone, that is configured to accept inductive charging from the induction charging module.
Gentherm Incorporated


Initiating live presentation content sharing via radio frequency beacons
Systems, methods, and modes are disclosed for live presentation sharing between meeting presenter's and meeting attendees' portable electronic devices during a meeting, and more specifically for viewing presentation content on a portable electronic device displayed on a meeting room display during a meeting. The system comprises a presentation gateway configured for receiving and transmitting presentation content to a meeting room display during a meeting.
Crestron Electronics, Inc.


Device attachment with infrared imaging sensor
Various techniques are disclosed for providing a device attachment configured to releasably attach to and provide infrared imaging functionality to mobile phones or other portable electronic devices. For example, a device attachment may include a housing with a tub on a rear surface thereof shaped to at least partially receive a user device, an infrared sensor assembly disposed within the housing and configured to capture thermal infrared image data, and a processing module communicatively coupled to the infrared sensor assembly and configured to transmit the thermal infrared image data to the user device.
Flir Systems, Inc.


Mounting structures for portable electronic devices
A portable electronic device such as a handheld electronic device is provided. The device may have upper and lower portions.
Apple Inc.


Mobile phone having temporary activation of voice command interface after receiving a message
The embodiments provided herein are directed to a system and method of message-triggered voice command interface in portable electronic devices. The voice command interface is normally not activated until a message (e.g., an e-mail, a text message, or a voice mail) has been received by a portable electronic device.

Memorial arrangement
A memorial apparatus for perpetuating the memory of deceased armed forces personnel is disclosed and takes the form of a first area of land adjacent a road, and at least one amenities structure on the first area and accessible by vehicles from the road. Also provided are a multiplicity of small second land areas each of which is allocated to a nominated one of the deceased armed forces personnel, and each of which carries a marker either visible to an observer or detectable by a portable electronic device with gps capability.

Flexible keyboard accessory for a portable electronic device
An accessory device for use with an electronic device is disclosed. The accessory device may include a cover configured to overlay an electronic device (or device) or fold to form a support structure for the electronic device.
Apple Inc.


Portable electronic device
A portable electronic device including a body, a stand, and first and second magnetic assemblies is provided. The stand is pivoted to the body to rotate and being opened or closed relative to the body.
Acer Incorporated


Micro-plate reader for elisa testing
A micro-plate reader for use with a portable electronic device having a camera includes an opto-mechanical attachment configured to attach/detach to the portable electronic device and includes an array of illumination sources. A slot in the opto-mechanical attachment is dimensioned to receive an optically transparent plate containing an array of wells.
The Regents Of The University Of California


Systems and methods for controlling a locking mechanism using a portable electronic device
Systems and methods are provided for operating a remotely operable lock. In an example embodiment, a method comprises receiving credentials at a web service from a portable electronic device, authenticating the credentials, and based on a successful authentication, issuing a command for receipt by the lock from the web service or the portable electronic device..
The Chamberlain Group, Inc.


Protective case for electronic device

A protective case for a mobile or portable electronic device is disclosed. The protective case includes a front portion and a back portion that is configured to slide into a side of the front portion to effectuate the sealing and closure of the case.
Griffin Technology, Llc

Lithium-ion electrochemical accumulator with improved leak tightness

The invention relates to a lithium-ion electrochemical accumulator—or li-ion battery—having improved leak tightness of the liquid electrolyte contained therein. The architecture of the accumulator may be monopolar or bipolar.
Commissariat à L'énergie Atomique Et Aux énergies Alternatives

Functional contactor and portable electronic device having same

A functional contactor and a portable electronic device having same. The functional contactor includes a conductive elastic part having elasticity and electrically connected to a conductor of an electronic device; and a functional element including a first electrode mounted on a circuit board of the electronic device, a second electrode electrically connected to the underside of the conductive elastic part, and a dielectric formed between the first electrode and the second electrode..
Amotech Co., Ltd.

Patient lab test compliance system and method

Patient lab test compliance systems and methods of tracking a lab test order. In one embodiment, the method includes receiving the lab test order via a transceiver included in the portable electronic device.
Med Mio, Llc

Protective cases for portable electronic devices

A case system includes a first case having first and second opposite faces, a second case having first and second opposite faces with the first face of the second case portion coupled to or engaged with the second face of the first case, and an electronic device having first and second opposite faces with the first face of the electronic device coupled to or engaged with the second face of the second case.. .

Apparatus and associated methods

An apparatus including: at least one processor, and at least one memory including computer program code, the at least one memory and the computer program code configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the apparatus to perform at least the following: in response to user input, disassociate the linking of the orientation of content with respect to the orientation of the display of a portable electronic device to retain the particular orientation of the content with respect to the orientation of the display during the user input.. .
Nokia Technologies Oy

Display apparatus and displaying using electromechanical faceplate

A display apparatus including at least one focus display; at least one electromechanical faceplate detachably attached to an outer surface of the display apparatus; and a processor coupled to the aforementioned components, wherein the processor is configured to render focus image at the focus display. The display apparatus is arranged to be detachably attached to portable electronic device, the electromechanical faceplate including a wireless communication interface, wherein the aforementioned interface is employed to communicably couple the portable electronic device and the display apparatus.
Varjo Technologies Oy

Optical imaging system and portable electronic device including the same

An optical imaging system includes a plurality of lenses disposed along an optical axis, and a reflection member disposed to be closer to an object than all of the plurality of lenses and having a reflection surface configured to change a path of light. The plurality of lenses are spaced apart from each other by preset distances along the optical axis, and the condition 0.8<ttl/ft<1.1 is satisfied, where ttl is a distance from an object-side surface of a lens closest to the object among the plurality of lenses to an imaging plane of an image sensor, and ft is an overall focal length of an optical system including the plurality of lenses..
Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.

Customer selection of desired remaining moisture in clothing via user interface at machine or portable electronic device

A method of controlling the clothes dryer includes offering one or more preset dryness levels that may be selected using a programmable dryness level selector to establish a drying cycle. Each of the preset dryness levels may correspond to a stored remaining moisture content.
Whirlpool Corporation

Optimized vent walls in electronic devices

The disclosed embodiments related to a component for use in a portable electronic device. The component includes a wall of the portable electronic device, containing an intake zone that includes a set of intake vents.
Apple Inc.

Autonomous semantic labeling of physical locations

A portable electronic device may generate a (rf) radio frequency fingerprint that includes information representative of at least a portion of rf signals received at a given physical location. The rf fingerprint may include, for example, a unique identifier and a signal strength that are both logically associated with at least a portion of the received rf signals.
Intel Corporation

Support tray with device charging

A support tray with electrical charging capability facilitates the use and recharging of portable electronic devices having onboard batteries or the like. The support tray includes a tray body, a device support, an electrical power receiver, and an electrical power output device.

Unit pixel of image sensor, image sensor including the same and manufacturing image sensor

Provided are a unit pixel, an image sensor including the same, a portable electronic device including the same, and a method of manufacturing the same. The method of manufacturing includes: forming a photoelectric conversion region in a substrate; forming, in the substrate, a first floating diffusion region spaced apart from the photoelectric conversion region of the substrate, and a second floating diffusion region spaced apart from the first floating diffusion region; forming a first recess spaced apart from the first floating diffusion region and the second floating diffusion region by removing a portion of the substrate from a first surface of the substrate; filling the first recess to form a dual conversion gain (dcg) gate that extends perpendicularly or substantially perpendicularly from the first surface of the substrate; and forming a conductive layer to fill an inside of the first recess..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Generating a three-dimensional model using a portable electronic device recording

Systems and methods are provided for navigating a three-dimensional model using deterministic movement of an electronic device. An electronic device can load and provide an initial display of a three dimensional model (e.g., of an environment or of an object).
Apple Inc.

Method and apparatus to visualize locations of radio frequency identification (rfid) tagged items

Methods and apparatus to visualize locations of radio frequency identification (rfid) tagged items are described. One example method includes receiving a request from a portable electronic device to access product information associated with an individual radio frequency identification (rfid) tagged item, determining a location of the product information in a database, transmitting the located product information to the portable electronic device for display thereon, receiving modified product information associated with the individual rfid tagged item from the portable electronic device, and storing the modified product information to the location of the product information in the database..
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

Opportunistically collecting sensor data from a mobile device to facilitate user identification

The inventors recently developed a system that authenticates and/or identifies a user of an electronic device based on passive factors, which do not require conscious user actions. During operation of the system, in response to a trigger event, the system collects sensor data from one or more sensors in the electronic device, wherein the sensor data includes movement-related sensor data caused by movement of the portable electronic device while the portable electronic device is in control of the user.
Unifyid

Portable electronic device

A portable electronic device comprises a body, a stationary magnetic element and a base. The stationary magnetic element is disposed at a periphery of the first groove.
Asustek Computer Inc.

Rule execution based on context data

Various embodiment of systems and methods to execute a rule based on context data has been described. Initially a trigger to initiate execution of the rule is received at a context processing service.
Sap Se

Portable electronic device

A portable electronic device including a first body, a second body, a cam, and a linking rod is provided. The first body has a reaming hole.
Acer Incorporated

Portable electronic device and sensing method thereof

A portable electronic device including a supporting plate, a frame, and a sensing component is provided. The supporting plate has a first sensing side surface.
Htc Corporation

Tablet case and manufacture

A protective case for a portable electronic device includes a hinged cover comprising a set of boards connected by a flexible cover sheet, and a receptacle which is rotatably and detachably connected to the cover by an intermediate connector forming an adjustable joint. The intermediate connector is releasably coupled to a fixed coupling element which is contained within the thickness of one of the boards of the cover, so that the assembled cover can be manufactured by pressing in a conventional press or casemaker.
Hartley & Marks Publishers Inc.

Apparatus and associated methods

An apparatus comprising a hand-portable electronic device including a detection-and-ranging element configured to provide spatial information of one or more physical objects in a space around the hand-held portable electronic device for collision avoidance, the detection-and-ranging element configured to transmit one or more electromagnetic, wireless detection signals and configured to detect one or more reflections of said one or more electromagnetic, wireless detection signals from the one or more objects.. .
Nxp B.v.

Portable electronic device assembled with replaceable external module

A portable electronic device is assembled with a replaceable external module. The portable electronic device includes at least two expansion slots.
Iruggy Systems Co., Ltd.

Multi-positional mount for personal electronic devices with a magnetic interface

A stand assembly for holding handheld electronic devices in a multitude of positions or locations having a first section with a curved end magnetically attached to second section having and indented surface. The first section also attaches to a surface, the second section either is contiguous with a portable electronic device, a carrying case, or other item; or has a means to attach to another surface.
Nite Ize, Inc.

Portable work equipment for traveling use

Portable work equipment (30) comprises a portable tool (1) and a portable electronic device (32) with global positioning means (34), in which the portable tool transmits to the electronic device (32) in real time and in wireless manner identification data of the portable tool (1) and data representative of a set of parameters of a work cycle, in which the electronic device (32) generates traceability data-sets by associating to each set of parameters of the work cycle a unique identification code for the portable tool (1), the global positioning coordinates of the portable electronic device (32) and the time of receipt of the set of parameters of the work cycle, and transmits these traceability data-sets to a central database (36) which is remotely accessible provided that the distance between the portable tool (1) and the electronic device (32) is less than a predetermined maximum allowed distance.. .
Cembre S.p.a.

Visual assist method and visual assist system

A visual assist system includes a database and a processor. The database is coupled to the processor and configured to store text data records and graph data.
Institute For Information Industry

System and data card emulation

An improved system and method for data card emulation involves a portable electronic device that can emulate any one of multiple data cards corresponding to multiple entities. The portable electronic device includes a memory for storing data card information corresponding to data cards of the multiple entities, a radio frequency interface for identifying an entity and conveying information supporting a transaction between the entity and a user of the portable electronic device, a processor for retrieving from the memory a data card information of a data card of the identified entity used by the processor to support the transaction, and a touch screen display that displays information about the transaction..
Cedar Ridge Research Llc

Display apparatus and method using portable electronic device

A display apparatus and a method of displaying, via the display apparatus. The display apparatus includes at least one focus display, and a processor coupled to the at least one focus display.
Varjo Technologies Oy

Portable safety control device for industrial machines in particular robots

A portable safety control device for use with a portable electronic device to communicate with industrial machine. The control device includes a body having gripping portion for engagement by a human hand and a supporting portion for engagement with the portable electronic device.
Comau, S.p.a.

Portable electronic device for scanning and editing of documents

A portable electronic device to facilitate scanning of a document and editing of a digital content generated from the scanned document is disclosed. The portable electronic device includes a rectangular scanner frame with scanners, a cover plate mounted within the scanner frame for covering and supporting the document to be scanned and a display unit for conveying a variety of visual information to a user.

Exposed glass article with enhanced stiffness for portable electronic device housing

A transparent article, such as a transparent cover, for use as a cover glass for an electronic device, as well as methods for producing transparent articles, are disclosed. The transparent article can form a part of a housing of the portable electronic device and can provide an outer surface for a portion of the housing.
Apple Inc.

Portable electronic device holder and related method

A portable electronic device holder for holding and supporting a portable electronic device includes a holding assembly with a holding mechanism and an insert. The holding mechanism having a rear surface and a concave portion extending therefrom with a tab disposed distally from the rear surface.

System for loss prevention and recovery of portable electronic devices

A system for loss prevention and loss recovery of portable electronic devices. The system includes a server administered by an administrator, a software application executable on a portable electronic device in communication with the server, a unique registration identifier associated with the portable electronic device, and a distance tracking device.
Top Dawg Media, Inc.

Portable electronic device with a creative artworks picture application operating in response to beacons

A photography system includes a remote server to store themed photograph overlays, and a themed photograph overlay image beacon located at a designated area to transmit a rf signal having a unique identifier associated therewith corresponding to at least one of the themed photograph overlays on the remote server. A portable electronic device includes a processor to execute a creative artworks picture application, and a transceiver.
Colorvision International, Inc.

Portable electronic device with a creative artworks picture application operating in response to geofencing

A photography system includes a remote server to store a database of geofence regions within a geographical area, and themed photograph overlays, with at least one themed photograph overlay corresponding to each respective geofence region within the database. A portable electronic device (ped) includes a processor to execute a creative artworks picture application, a geographic position determining to determine a geographic location of the ped, and a transceiver.
Colorvision International, Inc.

Camera opening for smartphone battery case to reduce flash glare

A case for portable electronic devices including smartphones includes a feature to prevent glare from a flash from affecting images and video captured by a camera lens and also a battery to extend battery life of the electronic device. Smartphones have telephony, internet connectivity, and camera and video features.
Incase Designs Corp.

Smart device cooling system

An enclosure for use with a portable electronic device. The enclosure comprises a plurality of connected walls defining surfaces of the enclosure for receiving the electronic device.

Security apparatus

A security apparatus for a portable electronic device includes a locking head having a base and an engagement element extending from the base and adapted to be inserted into an aperture of the portable electronic device. The engagement element includes a wedge-shaped engagement portion configured to engage part of the portable electronic device when inserted into the aperture.
Acco Brands Corporation

Portable electronic device and optical proximity sensor module thereof

The present disclosure provides a portable electronic device and an optical proximity sensor module thereof. The optical proximity sensor module includes a circuit substrate, a light-emitting element, an optical proximity sensor element, a light-transmitting package structure and a light-shielding structure.
Lite-on Singapore Pte. Ltd.

Crystallized glass and crystallized glass substrate

Provided is a high-strength crystallized glass or substrate having a high visible light transmittance and a good color balance, which is suitable for use in protecting members of portable electronic devices, optical devices and the like. Provided is a crystallized glass comprising, in terms of mol % on an oxide basis: an sio2 component of 30.0% or more and 70.0% or less, an al2o3 component of 8.0% or more and 25.0%, an na2o component of 0% or more and 25.0% or less, an mgo component of 0% or more and 25.0% or less, a zno component of 0% or more and 30.0% or less and a tio2 component of 0% or more and 10.0% or less, the molar ratio [al2o3/(mgo+zno)] having a value of 0.5 or more and 2.0 or less, and comprising one or more selected from ral2o4, rti2o5, r2tio4, r2sio4, ral2si2o8 and r2al4si5o18 as a crystal phase..
Ohara Inc.

Environmental sleeve for portable electronic devices

Protective sleeves for portable electronic devices are provided. More particularly, embodiments relate to a protective sleeve that is capable of protecting a portable electronic device enclosed within from multiple environmental effects, including heat, cold, water, and impact forces from being dropped.
Exclaim Ip, Llc

Systems and methods for increasing situational awareness, ergonomic, and cognitive function(s) for an operator carrying, integrating, and using a combination of equipment items in a variety of operating environments and missions including a wearable portable electronic device with display and hands-free body mounted device holder

Various systems and methods are provided for increasing situational awareness of an operator carrying, integrating, and using a combination of equipment items in a variety of operating environments in a compact configuration enabling rapid viewing and access or stowage with minimized eye and hand movement. In particular, embodiments include apparatuses and methods associated with a ruggedized hands-free body mounted portable display device holder.
The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of The Navy

Method and offering a mobile device version of an electronic gaming machine game at the electronic gaming machine

A gaming system compatible with patron-controlled portable electronic devices, such as smart phones or tablet computers, is described. When a player surpasses predetermined game play parameters on a game of an egm, a bonus game or related game material may be “unlocked” and offered to the player for download onto the player's portable electronic device (ped).
Igt

Remote data access techniques for portable devices

A wide-area network (“wan”)-based service enables remote data access transactions between participating endpoints within a group of participating endpoints that includes at least one server and at least one portable electronic device. Each participating endpoint is configured for communication via one or more communication networks and stores the same or different data items on behalf of a user.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Automatically recommending changes to wheelchair setting based on usage data

A system for recommending changes to a wheelchair configuration setting includes a portable electronic device having at least one sensor collecting a plurality of sensor data corresponding to movement of a wheelchair. One or more processors are coupled to a storage device and a communication interface.
The Governors Of The University Of Alberta

Brassiere with storage compartment

A brassiere disclosed herein includes a cup, a band coupled to and disposed below the cup, and a pocket disposed on the band. The pocket may be formed by an inner panel and an outer panel that are coupled together at their edges.
Under Armour, Inc.

Systems and methods for cover assembly retention of a portable electronic device

This is directed to systems and methods for cover assembly retention of a portable electronic device. In some embodiments, a cover assembly and/or housing of an electronic device can include one or more retention features such as detents, hooks, tabs, extensions, screw plates, screw holes, shuttles, latches, or any combination of the above, for retaining the cover assembly to the housing.
Apple Inc.

Directional microphone integrated into device case

A case for a portable electronic device includes an enclosed, elongated space extending within the case from an opening in an interior surface of the case. The opening corresponds to the location of a microphone in the device.
Bose Corporation

Displaying visualization images on portable electronic device

A method and system displaying a plurality of visualizations at a portable electronic device is described. Initially a data presentation application executing at the portable electronic device renders a plurality of visualizations based on a user interface (ui) visualization file.
Sap Se

System and enhanced command input

A portable electronic device having an input device for receiving a gesture based input from a user is used to control a navigation operation of an appliance. The portable electronic device receives via the input device the gesture based input and uses one or more parameters stored in a memory of the portable electronic device and one or more characteristics associated with the gesture based input to cause the portable electronic device to transmit a navigation step command to thereby control the navigation operation of the appliance..
Universal Electronics Inc.

Electronic assembly and docking station

An electronic assembly including a portable electronic device and a docking station is provided. The portable electronic device has a first surface and a second surface opposite to each other, and the first surface is a display.
Acer Incorporated

Multi-powering solar lamps

A portable device for generating and providing electricity is disclosed. The device includes one or more flat solar panels; one or more batteries arranged to be changed with electric power from the one or more flat solar panels; one or more lights arranged to be powered from the one or more batteries; one or more electric connectors arranged to receive electric power form the one or more batteries and to connect to combined power/data connections on portable electronic devices; and an expandable and collapsible housing holding the solar panels, batteries, and lights, and arranged to form a hollow inner volume when expanded and a flat panel when contracted..
Luminaid Lab, Llc

Systems, methods and techniques for intelligent accessories

Systems, methods and techniques for vehicle accessories leveraging sensor(s) of a portable electronic device. The method of leveraging sensor(s) of a portable electronic device to enhance capabilities of an accessory comprising sensing parameters of a vehicle or its surrounding environment by one or more sensor(s) of the portable electronic device, determining a change in condition of the vehicle or its surrounding environment, generating a command or signal depending on the detected condition change, transmitting the generated command or signal to the accessory, and controlling the accessory to change its behavior or perform a predetermined process in accordance with the received signal or command..

Systems and methods for determining settings for fast video capture and sensor adjustment

Systems, methods, devices, media, and instructions are described for fast video sensor adjustment. In one embodiment, a portable electronic device with image capturing capabilities automatically captures a first plurality of frames upon selection of an input button while sensors of the device are determining camera settings for the environment.
Snap Inc.

Systems and methods for fast video capture and sensor adjustment

Systems, methods, devices, media, and instructions are described for fast video sensor adjustment. In one embodiment, a portable electronic device with image capturing capabilities automatically captures a first plurality of frames upon selection of an input button while sensors of the device are determining camera settings for the environment.
Snap Inc.

Portable device interface methods and systems

Whilst portable electronic devices such as smartphones have become ubiquitous for billions of users their primarily uses are consuming content or generating limited low complexity data. In contrast, laptops, desktop pcs etc.
Bluink Ltd.

Surface mount battery and portable electronic device with integrated battery cell

Systems and methods are provided for battery cells including solid electrolytes. Solid electrolyte cells may be integrated with electronic devices.
Intel Corporation

Liftable keyboard

A liftable keyboard for a portable electronic device is provided. The portable electronic device includes a top cover and a base.
Microjet Technology Co., Ltd.

Liftable keyboard

A liftable keyboard for a portable electronic device is provided. The portable electronic device includes a top cover and a base.
Microjet Technology Co., Ltd.

System for vehicle karaoke

A system for engaging in karaoke within a vehicle that includes: a software application on a database; a portable electronic device adapted to assess the software application from the database; at least one headset with mic adapted to be used with the software application; a database of audio musical files accessible through the software application; and a lyric display synced with each audio music file, where the lyric display is shown on a screen of each portable electronic device engaged in the karaoke. The portable electronic device may include a smart phone or a tablet..

Sports ball athletic activity monitoring methods and systems

A method for monitoring the motion of a sport ball that has been impacted by an individual during the course of an athletic activity includes the steps of a portable electronic device wirelessly receiving motion data from the sport ball, and the portable electronic device determining a point of impact based on the motion data, wherein the point of impact includes a location on a surface of the sport ball where the impact occurred.. .
Adidas Ag

Protective cover for a portable electronic device

A protective cover for use with a portable electronic device includes a flexible membrane configured to wrap around at least a portion of the portable electronic device when the portable electronic device is installed in the flexible membrane the flexible membrane is configured to cover at least sides and a back of the installed portable electronic device. The flexible membrane has elasticity such that it snugly fits the installed portable electronic device to protect the installed portable electronic device.
Otter Products, Llc

Pullover garment with integrated media accessories

A pullover garment that includes: a clear front pocket adapted to receive a portable electronic device; thumb holes within the clear front pocket; a hood; and earbuds extending from the hood, where the earbuds are adapted to connect to the portable electronic device. The portable electronic device preferably includes a smartphone..

Method and indicating system for a vehicle

A method to be implemented by a vehicle capable of communication with a portable electronic device is shown. The vehicle includes an electrical system including a power switch, and an indicating system including a processor, a wireless transmission module and an indicating unit.
Kwang Yang Motor Co., Ltd.

Method and performing network registration through a selected component for data service

An electronic device is provided that includes a removable sim to store a first profile including information related to a home network and information related to a roaming network. The portable electronic device also includes an esim, and communication circuitry.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Camera module and portable electronic device including the same

A camera module includes a lens module including lenses and a reflecting module disposed in front of the lens module. The reflecting module is configured to change a path of light to direct the light toward the lens module.
Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.

Management of high-voltage lithium-polymer batteries in portable electronic devices

The disclosed embodiments provide a system that manages use of a battery corresponding to a high-voltage lithium-polymer battery in a portable electronic device. During operation, the system monitors a cycle number of the battery during use of the battery with the portable electronic device, wherein the cycle number corresponds to a number of charge-discharge cycles of the battery.
Apple Inc.

Docking station for electronic device

A docking station for a portable electronic device includes a cradle portion for supporting a first edge of the portable electronic device, a body portion extending away from the cradle portion, and a latching portion coupled to the body portion for securing a second edge of the portable electronic device when the portable electronic device is supported in the docking station. The latching portion includes a first latch movable relative to the body portion between a latched position and an unlatched position, a second latch spaced from the first latch and movable relative to the body portion between a latched position and an unlatched position, and a control bar coupled to each of the first and second latches such that movement of the control bar by a user simultaneously moves both the first and second latches to the unlatched positions..
Gamber-johnson Llc

Imaging stand

Example embodiments for a stand for mounting a portable electronic device having an optical sensor are provided. The stand permits hands free operation of the portable electronic device for capturing the image or video using the optical sensor.

Portable electronic device with user-configurable api data endpoint

Systems, devices methods and media are provided for selecting data received from or sent by a client device. In one example, a system is configured to initiate a user-configurable api data endpoint on the client device and issue a request for access to specified data residing on the client device.
Ebay Inc.

Customizable protective case for portable electronic device

A protective case for a portable electronic device includes a rigid plastic frame bonded to a stretchable rubber cover and a back panel insert that can be removably inserted into a pocket in the rear of the stretchable rubber cover and plastic frame. To position a device in the case, the device is simply inserted into the front opening of the rigid plastic frame and stretchable rubber cover such that the edges of the stretchable cover stretch over the device and secure the device in the case.
Griffin Technology, Llc

Battery charging with reused inductor for boost

The disclosed embodiments provide a system that manages use of a battery in a portable electronic device. During operation, the system provides a charging circuit for converting an input voltage from a power source into a set of output voltages for charging the battery and powering a low-voltage subsystem and a high-voltage subsystem in the portable electronic device.
Apple Inc.

Hinge mechanism and portable electronic device thereof

A hinge mechanism includes a shaft, a first connecting member pivoted to the shaft and connected to a first body, a second connecting member fixed to the shaft and connected to a second body, a limiting frame, a rail base, a pin movably disposed through a slot of the limiting frame, and an elastic member connected to the pin and abutting against the first connecting member for driving the pin against the rail base. The limiting frame is fixed to the first connecting body and pivoted to the shaft.
Wistron Corporation

Smart drop off lighting system

A lighting system is provided herein. The lighting system includes a number of lights and a portable electronic device carried by a vehicle occupant.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

Case for portable electronic device

A case for an electronic device protects the electronic device. The case has a back of a first material that is relatively rigid and a frame structure with sides of a second material that is relatively elastic and flexible, which absorb shock.
Incase Designs Corp.

Binaural beamformer filtering unit, a hearing system and a hearing device

A control unit adapted to control the beamformer filtering unit, wherein the control unit is configured to control the beamformer filtering unit taking account of said quantization noise. The invention may e.g.

Head-mounted display retaining a portable electronic device with display

Head-mounted display systems and methods of operation that allow users to couple and decouple a portable electronic device such as a handheld portable electronic device with a separate head-mounted device (e.g., temporarily integrates the separate devices into a single unit) are disclosed. The portable electronic may be physically coupled to the head-mounted device such that the portable electronic device can be worn on the user's head.
Apple Inc.

Intelligent electrical power distribution system

An electrical power and data system for group seating arrangements includes a dc power supply for converting an ac voltage input to a dc low voltage output, a low voltage main line and at least one branch line with a power output in communication with the dc output, and an occupancy sensor at a seating area for generating an occupancy signal. The power output of the branch line positionable at the seating area, and configured to supply power to a portable electronic communications device.

Methods, apparatus and articles of manufacture to use biometric sensors to control an orientation of a display

Methods, systems and articles of manufacture for a portable electronic device that uses biometric content to determine an orientation in which a display device is presenting content are disclosed. Example electronic devices include a display device, a biometric sensor to capture a biometric sample, and an orientation determination tool to determine a device orientation relative to a user based on the biometric sample.
Intel Corporation

Real-time electronic display device and system

An electronic display device (edd) mountable on a stanchion is configured to establish wireless communication (e.g., via bluetooth, nfc, or wi-fi) with a portable electronic device (ped) (e.g., a smartphone) associated with a customer and receive customer information (e.g., user credentials) identifying the customer from the ped via the established communication. The edd is further configured to retrieve a customer footprint (e.g., activity history) associated with the customer based on the customer information and retrieve one or more industry-specific variables (e.g., values of metrics).

Zoom dual-aperture camera with folded lens

Zoom digital cameras comprising a wide sub-camera and a folded fixed tele sub-camera. The folded tele sub-camera may be auto-focused by moving either its lens or a reflecting element inserted in an optical path between its lens and a respective image sensor.
Corephotonics Ltd.

Portable electronic device and operating method therefor

Disclosed is a portable electronic device comprising: a sensor; and a control unit controlling the sensor so as to obtain movement information of the portable electronic device in order to detect a movement of at least a part of a user's arm, determining whether the user is in a driving state on the basis of the movement information, automatically switching into a driving mode on the basis of the determination, and activating at least one function relating to driving among the functions of the portable electronic device on the basis of the switching into the driving mode.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Cold worked metal housing for a portable electronic device

A cold worked stainless steel bezel for a portable electronic device is provided. The bezel is secured flush to a housing to form part of the case of the portable electronic device.
Apple

Valve for acoustic port

A portable electronic device including an enclosure having an enclosure wall that forms an interior chamber. A speaker module is positioned within the interior chamber and includes a speaker and a module wall forming a back volume chamber of the speaker.
Apple Inc.

Method and system for validating a hologram on a portable electronic device

A system for validating a hologram on a document is provided. The system includes a camera for taking plurality of images of the hologram, a memory for storing the plurality of images, a display for displaying at least one of the images and for instructing a user to rotate the document such that at least two of the images are taken from different hologram viewing angles, and a processor for analysing the characteristics of the hologram in each of the plurality of images and for determining whether any of the characteristics match a predetermined characteristic set for a predetermined hologram type..
Ocr Labs Pty Ltd

Wireless charging mats for portable electronic devices

Embodiments describe a wireless charging device including a housing having a charging surface and first and second walls defining an interior cavity, and a transmitter coil arrangement disposed within the interior cavity and configured to generate a time-varying magnetic flux and an electric field during wireless power transfer, where each of the plurality of transmitter coils has a central axis positioned a lateral distance away from the central axes of all other transmitter coils of the plurality of transmitter coils. The wireless charging mat also includes an electromagnetic shield positioned between the transmitter coil arrangement and the first wall, an interconnection structure positioned within the interior cavity between the transmitter coil arrangement and the second wall, and a ferromagnetic shield positioned within the interior cavity between the transmitter coil arrangement and the interconnection structure, the ferromagnetic shield is configured to redirect the magnetic flux away from the interconnection structure..
Apple Inc.

Methods and aggregating packet transfer over a virtual bus interface

Methods and apparatus for data aggregation and multiplexing of one or more virtual bus interfaces via a physical bus interface. Various disclosed embodiments are configured to: (i) multiplex multiple logical interfaces over a single physical interface, (ii) exchange session management and logical interface control, (iii) manage flow control, (iv) provide “hints” about the data (e.g., metadata), and/or (v) pad data packets.
Apple Inc.

Gang charger, shroud, and dock for portable electronic devices

An anti-theft device for protecting a portable electronic device from theft or unauthorized removal in a retail environment is provided. The anti-theft device includes a shroud configured to at least partially receive and engage a portable electronic device.
Invue Security Products Inc.

Thermoformed cover glass for an electronic device

A property-enhanced cover sheet, and methods for forming a property-enhanced cover sheet, for a portable electronic device are disclosed. A property-enhanced cover sheet is formed by thermoforming a glass sheet into a specified contour shape while modifying one or more properties of the glass.
Apple Inc.

Method and system for detecting user heart rate using live camera feed

A system and method for detecting a heart rate of a user using a portable electronic device is provided. The system includes a first camera mounted to the portable electronic device for taking a series of photographs of the user, a memory for storing the series of photographs including the rgb tone colour details of each pixel for each photograph, and a processor for removing the red and blue tones from each image and for measuring the variation in green tone between each image thereby detecting the heart rate of the user..
Ocr Labs Pty Ltd

Miniature hearing instrument configured for positioning at least partially in bony region of ear canal

The application relates to a portable electronic device comprising a) a folded substrate carrying components of the device, and b) another, separate component having a fixed outer contour, and c) a housing for enclosing said folded substrate and said separate component, said housing having an inner contour, wherein said folded substrate is folded from a planar substrate along a folding line, said folded substrate exhibiting outer edges comprising a folded edge following said folding line. The application further relates to a method of manufacturing a folded substrate.
Oticon A/s

Head-mounted display retaining a portable electronic device with display

Head-mounted display systems and methods of operation that allow users to couple and decouple a portable electronic device such as a handheld portable electronic device with a separate head-mounted device (e.g., temporarily integrates the separate devices into a single unit) are disclosed. The portable electronic may be physically coupled to the head-mounted device such that the portable electronic device can be worn on the user's head.
Apple Inc.

Ehn venue-specific application provisioning

In order to leverage an enterprise-hosted network (ehn) associated with an entity, a communication technique may dynamically customize an application on a portable electronic device. In particular, the portable electronic device may discover and then may connect to the ehn using a quarantine zone that restricts access to the ehn.
Ruckus Wireless, Inc.

Touch and force sensitive rocker switch

A touch and force sensitive rocker switch or button array for a portable electronic device can include multiple dome switches or force sensors, as well as a capacitive sensing surface that can detect finger location and swipes. A cosmetic surface can cover the entire elongated switch/button and portions of device housing proximate the button, and can be configured to transfer each of multiple types of input there through to the button and also provide a seal to the device housing interior.
Apple Inc.

Portable electronic device

The present disclosure relates to an electronic device and corresponding method further enhancing how and what type of user guidance is given to a user operating a fingerprint sensor comprised with the electronic device. The present disclosure also related to a corresponding computer program product..
Fingerprint Cards Ab

Cooling mount

A cooling mount for portable electronic devices is provided that includes a cooling unit for preventing portable electronic devices housing the cooling mount from reaching critical temperatures during operation to avoid undesired shut down of the electronic device.. .

Counterbalanced display stand

A counterbalanced display stand can be used with a tablet or other suitable portable electronic device. The display stand can allow for tilt, rotation, and lateral movement in multiple directions to arrive at a desired display position.
Apple Inc.

Yttria-sensitized zirconia

A housing for a portable electronic device is disclosed. The housing is composed of yttria-sensitized zirconia.
Apple Inc.

Flexible display electronic device

A portable electronic device is provided. The portable electronic device includes a first housing including a first surface and a second surface a second housing including a third surface and a fourth surface, and a hinge.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Portable electronic device with accessible-charge indicator

An electronic device that displays a battery status is described. In particular, based on the occurrence or presence of an environmental condition (such as an extrinsic environmental factor and/or a current electronic-device usage factor), the electronic device may determine an inaccessible-charge condition of a battery in the electronic device.
Apple Inc.

Tether system

A system for tracking a personal possession or item tagged with an electronic device using a portable electronic device. The electronic device is wirelessly connected to the portable device via bluetooth and together these two form a geofence.

Systems and methods for interfacing with an aircraft cabin control system

Systems and methods for interfacing with an aircraft cabin control system are provided. One system includes a controller configured to control cabin services associated with one or more passengers, a portable electronic device configured to wirelessly connect to the controller and a seat location identifier associated with a seat of one passenger of the passengers.
The Boeing Company

Vision assistance application

A method for adjusting a display screen of a portable electronic device based upon a user's eye prescription that includes the steps of: determining a base eye prescription for each user; inputting the base eye prescription into a means to control the display screen; and adjusting the size of content on the screen based upon the base eye prescription. The means to control the screen includes software stored on the portable electronic device..

Portable electronic device and data updating method

A portable electronic device includes a transmission interface, a wireless communication circuit and microprocessor. The wireless communication circuit connects to a cloud server through the internet.
Acer Incorporated

Portable electronic device, operating the same, and non-transitory computer readable recording medium

A portable electronic device, an operating method for the same, and a non-transitory computer readable recording medium are provided. The portable electronic device includes a body and an edge sensor disposed adjacent to an edge of the body.
Htc Corporation

Portable electronic device, operating the same, and non-transitory computer readable recording medium

A portable electronic device, an operating method for the same, and a non-transitory computer readable recording medium are provided. The portable electronic device includes a body, a touch display screen and an edge sensor.
Htc Corporation

Key board and portable electronic device with key board

A removable key board for keying in on a touch panel, includes an insulating spacer defining a plurality of receiving holes, a plurality of supporting pillars in the receiving holes and a plurality of electrical connecting pads configured for electrically connecting to the touch panel and arranged on one side of the insulating spacer. Pressing each key on the removable keyboard applies an input touch to the touch panel.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

Capacitive touch opening display for electronic device

A capacitive touch opening system can be used with a portable electronic device having rotationally coupled components, such as a laptop computer having a display component that opens from a base component. A first magnet in a first device component (e.g., display) can be located proximate a second magnet in a second device component (e.g., base) when the display is in a closed position relative to the base.
Apple Inc.

Optoelectronic module for spectral and proximity data acquisition

Optoelectronic modules for proximity determination and ambient light sensing include hybrid optical assemblies configured with multiple field-of-views. The field of view in a region of the hybrid optical assembly can be dedicated to a first detector, while the field of views in another region of the hybrid optical assembly can be dedicated to both the emission of light and ambient light sensing.
Heptagon Micro Optics Pte. Ltd.

Interlock features of a portable electronic device

An electronic device having multiple housing components interlocked together by a molded material is disclosed. In order to provide interlocking surfaces for the molded material, the housing components can include various geometries designed to receive and retain the molded material such that the housing components are secured with one another.
Apple Inc.

Wirelessly charged devices

This disclosure relates to the inductive charging of portable electronic devices. In particular, a charging assembly is disclosed that allows a portable electronic device to be charged in multiple orientations with respect to a charging device.
Apple Inc.

Wirelessly charged devices

This disclosure relates to the inductive charging of portable electronic devices. In particular, a charging assembly is disclosed that allows a portable electronic device to be charged in multiple orientations with respect to a charging device.
Apple Inc.

Wirelessly charged devices

This disclosure relates to the inductive charging of portable electronic devices. In particular, a charging assembly is disclosed that allows a portable electronic device to be charged in multiple orientations with respect to a charging device.
Apple Inc.

Tablet computer case

A device case for a portable electronic device includes a device stand attached to a hack surface of the case housing. The device stand is formed by an inner stand and outer stand connected by releasable hinged connections to the back surface of the case housing.
Griffin Technology, Llc

Connector module and portable electronic device

A connector module is mounted at a portable electronic device. The portable electronic device includes a housing and a circuit board.
Pegatron Corporation

Systems for thermal management and methods for the use thereof

In accordance with the present invention, there are provided heat dispersing articles, assemblies containing same, methods for the preparation thereof, and various uses therefor. In one aspect of the present invention, there are provided heat dispersing articles.
Henkel Ip & Holding Gmbh

Electronic device with automatic mode switching

An automatic hold switch is disclosed. The automatic hold switch provides a means for automatically switching a hold feature on and off.
Apple Inc.

Portable electronic device performing similar operations for different gestures

A portable electronic device with a touch-sensitive display is disclosed. One aspect of the invention involves a computer-implemented method in which the portable electronic device: displays an application on the touch-sensitive display; and when the application is in a predefined mode, performs a predefined operation in response to each gesture of a set of multiple distinct gestures on the touch-sensitive display.
Apple Inc.

Selective rotation of a user interface

This is directed to rotating an entire user interface of a portable electronic device. In particular, this is directed to defining a ui orientation mode in which a user can direct the device to rotate a ui.
Apple Inc.

User interface based on device-state information

A portable electronic device with a touch-sensitive display (such as a cellular telephone) provides a wireless remote control for an entertainment device (such as a consumer-electronic device). Based on device-state information that specifies a current state of the entertainment device (which is determined by an audio/video (a/v) hub that communicates with the entertainment device) and one or more related states of the entertainment device, the a/v hub may generate user-interface information that specifies a user interface that includes one or more virtual command icons.
Eva Automation, Inc.

Head-mounted display retaining a portable electronic device with display

Head-mounted display systems and methods of operation that allow users to couple and decouple a portable electronic device such as a handheld portable electronic device with a separate head-mounted device (e.g., temporarily integrates the separate devices into a single unit) are disclosed. The portable electronic may be physically coupled to the head-mounted device such that the portable electronic device can be worn on the user's head.
Apple Inc.

Method and automatically uploading an attached document to a device

A method and electronic device are provided to determine that a text-based message to be sent from a sender to a recipient includes a document attached thereto, determine a probability value for a portable electronic device associated with the recipient based at least on behavioural data associated with the recipient, in response to determining that the probability value meets a threshold, cause the portable electronic device to automatically download the document to a memory of the portable electronic device associated with the recipient, and transmit the text-based message.. .
Blackberry Limited

System and detecting and controlling contraband devices in a correctional facility utilizing portable electronic devices

A system for detecting and monitoring an unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) in a facility is disclosed herein. The system includes a detection device and a contraband monitoring center configured to receive an alert from the detection device, wherein the alert comprises a time and a location of the detection device when the uav was detected, develop an intervention plan for intervening with communications to or from the uav based on the alert, generate a notification based on the intervention plan, and transmit the notification to the detection device..
Global Tel*link Corp.

System and detecting and controlling contraband devices in a correctional facility utilizing portable electronic devices

A system for detecting and monitoring an unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) unauthorized to enter air space of a facility is disclosed herein. The system includes a fixed monitoring device configured to detect the uav attempting to enter the air space of the facility by detecting transmission of a signal from the uav and identifying at least one of a location of the uav and a speed of the uav based on the detected transmission, generate an alert indicating that the uav has been detected, and transmit the alert.
Global Tel *link Corp.

System and detecting and controlling contraband devices in a correctional facility utilizing portable electronic devices

The present disclosure provides details of a system and method for detecting and monitoring a contraband device including communication devices and drones/uavs by utilizing a combination of mobile devices, fixed monitoring devices, and a contraband monitoring center. The mobile devices include smart phones or tablets that are borrowed, rented, or purchased by an inmate from a correctional facility.
Global Tel*link Corp.

Tethered stylus within a concealed compartment of a protective case

The present invention comprises a protective case for a portable electronic device adapted with a storage compartment which houses a tethered stylus. The tethered stylus can be retractable.

Rectifier arbitration in wireless charging systems

A wireless power transmitting device may transmit power wirelessly to a wireless power receiving device. The wireless power receiving device may be a portable electronic device with an array of wireless power receiving coils that receive wireless power from wireless power transmitting coils in the wireless power transmitting device.
Apple Inc.

Process for making corrosion-resistant electrical contacts in a wide range of colors

Techniques for forming a metal oxide from a metal substrate are disclosed. In some embodiments, the metal oxide can have an optical path difference between about 300 nm to about 1000 nm.
Apple Inc.

Method and system for indoor positioning and device for creating indoor maps thereof

An indoor positioning method, indoor positioning system and indoor maps creating device thereof are provided. The method includes converting a panorama image corresponding to an indoor environment into a plurality of perspective images, and extracting a plurality of reference feature points and descriptors of the reference feature points from the perspective images; taking a shooting position of the panorama image as an origin, and recoding a plurality of 3d reference coordinate values corresponding to a central position of each perspective images; calculating 3d coordinate values of the reference feature points base on the 3d reference coordinate values, and storing the 3d coordinate values and the descriptors of the reference feature points as an indoor map corresponding to the indoor environment.
Osense Technology Co., Ltd.

Media sharing community

The present invention enables a user to share his/her listening experience selectively with others without sharing headphones and without disturbing others who do not want to listen. In a preferred embodiment, a first listener can accomplish this by storing in a portable electronic device or similar device a library of listening experiences, listening to one of the listening experiences, and while listening to that one listening experience streaming the one listening experience to at least one other portable electronic device or similar device.

Portable electronic device

A portable electronic device includes a body, a heat source, an evaporator, a pipe, and at least one structural component. An inner space of the body is divided into a first space and a second space.
Acer Incorporated

Supporting assembly

A supporting assembly including a stand and a positioning module is provided. The positioning module includes a carrier, a first rod, a first guiding element, a second guiding element, at least one position-limiting element, and at least one elastic element.
Acer Incorporated

Portable electronic device and electronic device

An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes an image sensor for capturing an image; a barrel including a lens group arranged about a first axis perpendicular to the image sensor, a first housing fixed to the barrel; a second housing disposed under the first housing and coupled to the first housing; at least one magnetic substance disposed at one side of the first housing; and at least one coil disposed at one side of the second housing.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Firearm safety system

A firearm safety system and method is described herein. The system may include a tracking system, a smart firearm and/or a smart magazine, and a smart tracking unit.
Black Bart, Inc.

Vehicle entertainment center assembly with hanger

An accessory assembly operatively connected to vehicle seat includes a housing having a front surface and an opposing rear surface. A screen is disposed on the rear surface of the housing.

Multi-positional dashboard mounting apparatus

A multi-positional dashboard mounting apparatus for magnetically mounting an electronic device to in a multitude of positions or locations on a dashboard of a vehicle. The apparatus utilizes a pair of magnetic plates at the termini to enable detachable attachment to a metal region of the dashboard and a metal region of the electronic device.

Pressures sensor device for a car seat with wireless communication

A car seat pressure sensor device with wireless communication includes a wireless transmitter and a pressure sensor assembly. The wireless transmitter is configured for wirelessly communicating with a portable electronic device via a wireless signal.

Portable article container

Provided is a portable article container. The portable article container according to one embodiment of the present invention includes: a accommodation main body which is portable and includes an accommodation portion configured to accommodate an article; a battery configured to provide power to charge a main battery of a portable electronic device; and at least one charging unit configured to transmit power stored in the battery to the portable electronic device through at least one method of a wireless method and a wired method..
Amogreentech Co., Ltd.

Shield for a wirelessly charged electronic device

An inductively charged portable electronic device has a charging receive coil that receives electromagnetic energy during a charge event. An electrically conductive shield is disposed within the portable electronic device and is disposed between the charging receive coil and an exterior housing of the portable electronic device to shield a touch sensitive user interface of the portable electronic device from noise generated during a charge event..
Apple Inc.

System and real time financial institution business intellgence and customer relationship management

A system and method is provided that provides actionable intelligence information for financial institution personnel. The method and system may be both proactive and preemptive to manage sales and customer flow, and may be designed for use within a branch office or other physical location of a financial institution.
Jpmorgan Chase Bank, N.a.

Coordination of device operation on wireless charging surface

Portable electronic devices may be wirelessly charged while resting on a wireless charging surface of a wireless power transmitting device. The wireless power transmitting device may have an array of coils for transmitting wireless power.
Apple Inc.

Electronic system to control the acquisition of an electrocardiogram

It is disclosed an electronic system to control the acquisition of an electrocardiogram. The system comprises a portable electronic device and a mobile electronic device.
D-heart S.r.l.

Protective case for portable electronic device

A case for protecting a portable electronic device includes a first member, a second member, and a flexible hinge member. The first member is removably attachable to a first portion of the portable electronic device for covering an outer surface of the first portion of the portable electronic device while not covering a display screen area of the portable electronic device.
Otter Products, Llc

Vibration output apparatus and portable electronic device comprising vibration output apparatus

The present invention relates to an apparatus for outputting vibration, and an exemplary embodiment of the present invention may provide an apparatus for outputting vibration, the apparatus including: a magnetic circuit which generates vibration; a yoke which is in contact with an upper surface of the magnetic circuit and has a raised spot with different heights in a height direction in at least one of lateral surfaces of the yoke such that one or more spaces are formed in an upper surface of the yoke; and an elastic body which is in contact with at least a part of the upper surface of the yoke, and vibratorily moves in the one or more spaces.. .
Yeil Electronics Co., Ltd.

Method and facilitating setup, discovery of capabilites and interaction of electronic devices

Embodiments of the disclosure provided herein generally include a system and a method of configuring and/or controlling one or more electronic devices using a portable electronic device based on the interaction of the portable electronic device with a beacon signal generating system that is disposed at a desired location. Embodiments of the disclosure may include a system and a method of collecting and analyzing useful information received by the portable electronic device based on the receipt of a beacon signal.
Logitech Europe S.a.

Generation of combined videos

Disclosed herein are methods of generating video data on a portable electronic device, the method comprising the steps of: the portable electronic device accessing pre-generated data representing a pre-generated video synchronized with pre-generated audio; the portable electronic device accessing user-generated content (ugc) data representing a user-generated photo or video generated by a camera of the portable electronic device; and the portable electronic device generating combined data representing a combined video that includes a portion of each of the pre-generated video, and the user-generated photo or video.. .
Zuma Beach Ip Pty Ltd

Vibration output apparatus and portable electronic device comprising vibration output apparatus

The present invention relates to an apparatus for outputting vibration, and an exemplary embodiment of the present invention may provide an apparatus for outputting vibration, the apparatus including: a magnetic circuit which generates vibration; a yoke which is in contact with an upper surface of the magnetic circuit and has a raised spot with different heights in a height direction in at least one of the lateral surfaces of the yoke such that one or more spaces are formed in an upper surface of the yoke; and an elastic body which is in contact with at least a part of the upper surface of the yoke, and vibratorily moves in the one or more spaces, in which the elastic body is formed of a first elastic unit and a second elastic unit, and the first elastic unit and the second elastic unit are integrally molded.. .
Yeil Electronics Co., Ltd.

Multi-functional high capacity portable power charger

A portable charger is capable of jump starting a 12v car battery as well as charging 5v portable electronic devices. The charger includes a charger battery; a power supply operatively connected with the charger battery; at least one usb output jack operatively connected with the power supply for providing +5v usb power; and positive and negative jumper cable jacks operatively connected with the power supply for providing +12 v dc power to jump start a vehicle battery..
Halo International Sezc Ltd.

Data-secure connector with indicator

A data-secure electrical connector is operable to provide electrical power to a portable electronic device via a connector that is capable of transmitting electrical power and electronic data to the device, but without establishing an electronic data connection with the device, while providing an indicia to a user when the data-secure electrical power connection has been made.. .

System and calibrating a wireless security range

Security systems and methods for protecting portable electronic devices from theft are provided. For example, a security system includes a sensor configured to be secured to a portable electronic device, and a monitoring component configured to wirelessly communicate with the sensor and to removably support the sensor thereon, wherein the monitoring component and the sensor are configured to communicate with one another to determine a proximity of the portable electronic device relative to the monitoring component, wherein the monitoring component and/or the sensor is configured to initiate a security signal when the proximity between the monitoring component and the sensor is not within a predetermined range.
Invue Security Products Inc.

System and activity monitoring

Aspects of the present invention provides a system for monitoring and reminding a user of specific activities. In one embodiment, a machine detectable element is provided to an appropriate contactless reader that, when read, provides a proxy for the user completing the activity.
Pilldrill, Inc.

Execution context migration method and apparatus

Methods, apparatuses and storage medium associated with migration between processors by a computing device are disclosed. In various embodiments, a portable electronic device having an internal processor and internal memory may be attached to a dock.
Intel Corporation

Electronic device support for vehicles

A support comprising a holding assembly for holding portable electronic devices increases passenger convenience and comfort. The holding assembly comprises a rotatable front wall and a rotatable back wall that receive one or more portable electronic devices therebetween.
Smarttray International, Llc

Electronic devices with wrist straps

A portable electronic device may have an electronic device strap. The strap may include inner and outer fabric layers and optional intermediate fabric layers.
Apple Inc.

Digital camera focus assembly

In a portable electronic device having a digital camera function, focusing of an image may be accomplished by moving a movable image sensor assembly relative to a lens assembly that is affixed in a housing. An image sensor drive, such as a voice coil motor to move the movable image sensor assembly, may be positioned between the movable image sensor assembly and the lens assembly concentric with the lens assembly..
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Avatar as security measure for mobile device use with electronic gaming machine

A gaming system compatible with patron-controlled portable electronic devices, such as smart phones or tablet computers, is described. The gaming system is configured to establish a secure communication session between an electronic gaming machine and a portable electronic device.
Igt

Security apparatus

A security apparatus for securing a portable electronic device to an immovable object includes a locking head having a base and a plurality of engagement portions extending from the base. The plurality of engagement portions is configured to be inserted into an aperture of the portable electronic device.
Acco Brands Corporation

System for identifying a lost/stray animal from a safe distance and notifying the owner if desired

A method of identifying and assisting an animal comprises: transmitting a unique identification and serial number from an identification tag coupled to the animal to a first portable electronic device; inputting owner information from the first portable electronic device; receiving the unique identification and serial number from an identification tag by a second electronic device; and receiving the owner information on the second portable electronic device.. .

Identifying at least one alternate power source for providing power to a portable electronic device

A method, system, and computer program product for identifying at least one alternate power source to provide power to a portable device during an upcoming time period of use. The method includes monitoring power parameters associated with at least one battery of the portable device and determining, based on the power parameters, whether the at least one battery that is currently coupled to the portable device is capable of powering the portable device for an entirety of an upcoming time period of use.
Motorola Mobility Llc

Camera module and portable electronic device including the same

A camera module includes lenses, and reflecting parts disposed in front of the lenses and configured to reflect light incident thereto from different directions to the lenses. A reflecting part of the reflecting parts is rotatable, and a stopper configured to limit a rotation range of the reflecting part..
Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.

Call forwarding method, terminal, and portable electronic device

A call forwarding method, a terminal, and a portable electronic device, where the method includes determining whether the phone number is in a preset blacklist when a terminal receives a call carrying a phone number, and executing, by the terminal, a preset first call forwarding policy when the blacklist includes the phone number, where the first call forwarding policy includes that the terminal blocks or terminates the call, and does not trigger a server to forward the call to another terminal preset, or executing, by the terminal, a preset second call forwarding policy when the blacklist does not include the phone number, where the terminal presets a call forwarding on busy service or an unconditional call forwarding service.. .
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

Systems, devices, and methods effected in response to establishing and/or terminating a physical communications link

Systems, devices, and methods that are effected in or by an electronic device in response to establishing and/or terminating a physical communications link are described. An electronic device may be entered into deep sleep and may include a power control circuit that activates the device out of deep sleep in response to establishing a physical communications link with a source of electric power, such as another electronic device.
Thalmic Labs Inc.

Portable authentication and encryption device and system

A portable electronic device for authentication and encryption communicably attached to a computer system is provided. The portable device may generate and automatically output authentication data for a plurality of accounts on request by a user.

Smart charging portable electronic device

A smart electronic system is disclosed. The system can analyze any input voltage to determine whether the input voltage is sufficient to charge the battery of an electronic device and/or to operate the electronic device.
Societe Bic

Wireless payment method and systems

A method for conducting a transaction is disclosed. The method includes using a first portable electronic device, and directly transmitting a request for payment to a second portable electronic device through a wireless link.

Emergency information access on portable electronic devices

Improved techniques for facilitating emergency access to one or more contacts stored on a portable electronic device are disclosed. One or more contacts on the portable electronic device are designated as emergency contacts.
Apple Inc.

Portable electronic device

A portable electronic device (wrist device) includes: a case (top case and bottom case); a display unit accommodated in the case; a cover plate closing an opening of the case; and a moisture absorbing member disposed along an outer edge of the display unit between the cover plate and the display unit.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Gang charger, shroud, and dock for portable electronic devices

An anti-theft device for protecting a portable electronic device from theft or unauthorized removal in a retail environment is provided. The anti-theft device includes a shroud configured to at least partially receive and engage a portable electronic device.
Invue Security Products Inc.

System for guiding clinical decisions using improved processing of data collected during a clinical trial

A system for providing improved processing of data collected during a clinical trial. The system includes a portable electronic device configured to be operated by a clinician and/or a patient.
Medavante-prophase, Inc.

Water recycling system and method

The present invention describes a liquid recycling system and method for purifying and either recirculating or discarding of liquid. The system includes a liquid input line, a tank, and a circulation pump for providing recirculation of liquid from the tank.

Wireless keyboard module, portable electronic charging and pairing a wireless keyboard module to a portable electronic device

A wireless keyboard module, portable electronic device and methods for charging and pairing a wireless keyboard module to a portable electronic device are provided herein. According to one embodiment, the wireless keyboard module includes a wired connector configured to electrically connect to a wired connector on a back surface of the portable electronic device when the wireless keyboard module is mounted onto the back surface of the portable electronic device.
Xplore Technolgies Corp.

Charger control circuit and charger control

A charger control circuit (cc) comprises a first charger terminal (ct1) and a system terminal (st) and is configured to assign a voltage applied at the first charger terminal (ct1) to one of at least three voltage ranges by performing at least one voltage comparison. The charger control circuit (cc) is configured to determine and distinguish, based on the assignment, whether an external charger (exc1) or a secondary battery (sbat) is connected to the first charger terminal (ct1).
Ams Ag

Portable electronic payment security devices, systems and methods

A electronic payment security system having at least two portable electronic devices in predetermined 2-way electronic communication or connectivity with each other with an electronic payment method authentication technology integrated into at least one of the two portable electronic devices. The at least one portable electronic device having the integrated payment method authentication technology transmitting a response request to any portable electronic devices in predetermined 2-way electronic communication with the at least one portable electronic device when the integrated payment method is activated on the at least one portable electronic device at a merchant payment terminal.

Capacitive gap sensor ring for an input device

An input mechanism for a portable electronic device includes a rotational manipulation mechanism, such as a cap or shaft. The input mechanism also includes a sensor having first capacitive elements coupled to the manipulation mechanism, second capacitive elements, and a dielectric positioned between the first and second capacitive elements.
Apple Inc.

Case for a portable electronic device

A case for holding portable electronic devices of variable sizes. The case extends around five sides of the device.
Tech 21 Licensing Limited

Optical sensor based user interface for a portable electronic device

An apparatus and method are described herein, which simultaneously promotes a positive computing experience for users of portable computer systems and increases overall durability and longevity thereof. In one embodiment, an optical apparatus enhances the user computing experience, in one embodiment by simplifying operation, and is much more durable and long-lasting than mechanical switch and dial type devices it may replace.
Qualcomm Incorporated

Automatic self-protection for a portable electronic device

Provided are techniques for automatically protecting portable and wearable electronic devices from potential hazards by predicting when such hazards may occur. Techniques may include monitoring a plurality of sensors on the mobile computing device; receiving, on the mobile computing device, context data from a plurality of context-service applications; selecting a set of device-protection policies based upon an availability of the plurality of sensors and the plurality of context-service applications, wherein the set of device-protection policies are configured to determine a level of risk to the mobile computing device based on sensor data received from the plurality of sensors and the context data; applying, the sensor data and the context data to the set of device-protection policies to generate the level of risk; and triggering a self-protection action if the level of risk exceeds a pre-determined threshold level of risk..
International Business Machines Corporation

Multi-tapped coil for wireless charging range and efficiency

A method, a portable electronic device and a wireless charging system enables a load to be charged by selectively using a detection circuit configuration and a power receiving circuit configuration. A controller is coupled within a wireless power receiver (i) to a sensing circuit having a multi-tapped coil and (ii) to a rectifier that is coupled to the sensing circuit and removably coupled to a load.
Motorola Mobility Llc

Charging stations for portable electronic devices

A pay-per-use battery charging system for charging portable electronic devices, such as cellular telephones, tablet computers, etc. The charging system may be implemented as a central hub that dispense charging devices, as a standalone device, or may be incorporated into commonly available devices, such as customer order entry stations, atms, vending machines, etc., which now also provide the function of charging stations for the convenience of users.

System and method to track time and attendance of an individual at a workplace for a scheduled workshift

A system and method to track time and attendance of an individual at a workplace is provided. The system includes a location tracking system that detects a presence of a portable electronic device carried by the individual, a time clock system that records a registration time of the individual at the workplace, and a main controller.
Api Healthcare Corporation

Floating soft trigger for touch displays on electronic device

A portable electronic device (100) having a touch screen (112) with a floating soft trigger icon (175) for enabling various functions of the electronic device (100), such as bar code reading, capturing rfid data, capturing video and images, calling applications, and/or placing phone calls. The floating trigger icon (175) is displayed on the touch screen (112) to enable easy identification and access of the trigger icon (175).
Datalogic Usa, Inc.

Portable electronic device

A portable electronic device includes: a case (top case); a bezel having a ring shape located on the outer edge side of the case and attached to the case; and a windshield plate located inside the bezel. The bezel includes a first member (bezel main body portion) having a ring shape fitted to the case and a second member (bezel display plate) softer than the first member and holding the windshield plate..
Seiko Epson Corporation

Portable electronic device with embedded electric shock protection function

Provided is a portable electronic device with an embedded electric shock protection function. A portable electronic device with an embedded electric shock protection function according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention comprises: a circuit board; a camera module mounted on the circuit board; a conductive cover disposed to cover a part of an upper side of the camera module; a conductive connecting part mounted on the circuit board and configured to come into electrical contact with the conductive cover; and an electric shock protection element mounted on the circuit board to be connected in series to the conductive connecting part and configured to pass static electricity introduced from the conductive cover and block a leakage current of an external power source introduced into a ground of the circuit board..
Amotech Co., Ltd.

Conversion of aircraft data over wireless networks for flight deck and cabin airline applications

An in-flight entertainment and communications (ifec) system is configured to interconnect an avionics data bus to a local area network. An avionics interface is connectable to the avionics data bus, and receptive to avionics data transmitted on the avionics data bus by one or more avionics nodes over a predetermined protocol.
Panasonic Avionics Corporation

Interface for connecting portable electronic device with vehicle

An interface device for connecting a portable electronic device to a vehicle includes a holding module for receiving a portable electronic device with a display, and an adaptor module for connecting the portable electronic device to a vehicle. The holding module has a slot into which the portable electronic device is inserted and a front opening exposing the display of the portable electronic device, and an edge portion of the display is covered by a front part of the holding module..
2beone Solutions Co., Ltd

Touch-sensitive remote control with visual feedback

An audio/video (a/v) hub provides feedback to a user of a portable electronic device with a touch-sensitive display (such as a cellular telephone) that is used as a wireless remote control for an audio/video (a/v) display device, the a/v hub and/or a consumer-electronic device. In particular, when the a/v hub receives, from the portable electronic device, user-interface activity information associated with a user interface displayed on a touch-sensitive display, the a/v hub generates visual feedback based on the user-interface activity information.
Eva Automation, Inc.

Image projection medium and display projection system using same

A heads up display system includes a display medium in combination with a dock or support configured to receiving a portable electronic device. The display of the portable electronic device is projected by the display medium, such as in a forward direction.
Sensedriver Technologies, Llc

Chassis structure for portable electronic devices

A chassis structure is disclosed. A chassis includes a plate-like body in which a foam layer is located between a pair of fiber-reinforced resin plates, and a frame body formed of a thermoplastic resin and joined to a peripheral portion of the plate-like body.
Lenovo (singapore) Pte. Ltd.

Multi-threaded fluid parameter signal processing

A data receiver thread is continuously executed to receive in which signals indicating a fluid parameter. A predetermined time quantity of the signals is repeatedly buffered.
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.

Interface for connecting portable electronic device with vehicle

An interface device for connecting a portable electronic device to a vehicle includes a holding module having a slot into which a portable electronic device with a display is inserted and a front opening exposing the display of the inserted portable electronic device, and an adaptor module coupled to a rear part of the holding module and connecting the portable electronic device to a vehicle. The holding module is disposed on a center fascia of the vehicle, and the adaptor module is disposed in the center fascia..
2beone Solutions Co., Ltd.

Message display system for vehicles

A message display system for a vehicle. The system includes a base unit an led display, a receiver capable of wirelessly receiving text, suction cups that enables attachment of the base unit to a rear window of a vehicle such that the display faces out the rear window.

Wearable device and system for monitoring physical behavior of a vehicle operator

A system uses a wearable electronic device to monitoring behavior of an operator of a vehicle. The wearable device is worn on the head of the operator of the vehicle and includes one or more motion sensors.
Maven Machines, Inc.