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Techniques and apparatuses for co-operative traffic management
A person may utilize multiple connected devices, such as smart watches, user equipments (ues), smartphones, tablet computers, and/or the like, which may each be assigned unique phone numbers. Operators may assign a common phone number to the multiple connected devices; however, the phone number is not used in the access stratum path of a radio access technology resulting in multiple paging procedures being performed for the multiple connected devices.

Integration of a smartphone and smart conference system
Embodiments are directed to a computer-implemented method and computer system for using a smartphone. A non-limiting example of this method includes receiving an audio input on the smart phone.

Method of correcting a captured image, selecting a drawing sketched on a page or on two adjacent pages of a notebook, a relative app for smartphone, a hardback notebook and a hardback agenda
A method of processing a distorted digital image depicting two adjacent pages of a notebook is disclosed. The method can also discriminate whether the distorted picture to be processed represents either a single page or two adjacent pages of a notebook, in order to carry out either a first processing algorithm if a single page has been captured or the method of processing a distorted digital image depicting two adjacent pages.

Client-side security for tokenized transactions
A method for processing transactions within a token transfer device, such as a smartphone or other portable electronic device. The method includes storing a transaction token having a specified transaction resource value and an associated validation parameter in the memory of the token transfer device.

System and efficiently managing and assuring the safety, quality, and security of goods stored within a truck, tractor or trailer transported via a roadway
A system and method for ensuring the safety of goods transported via highway, particularly humanly consumable goods, is taught by the present invention. Three main aspects include a smart phone hub, a portable sensor for monitoring the transported goods and a physical locking mechanism to lock the trailer.

Visual cues for scrolling
The invention discloses a method and apparatus for helping the user of computer devices, such as desktop computers, laptop computers, tablet computers, smartphones, and augmented reality devices, to view information displayed during and after scrolling, when scrolling is performed with variable increment scrolling input devices, such as scroll wheels or touch-sensing devices. According to an embodiment of the invention, the area of the displayed document, which corresponds to either the location of the screen pointer immediately before scrolling or the point of the initial user contact with a touchscreen, is highlighted with visual cues during and shortly after scrolling to support the continuity of user's attention..

Volume displacement dosage vaporizer
A vaporizer device for the administration of a substance to a user as a vapor comprises a housing and a mechanism for delivering a vapor. The mechanism is located within the housing.

Application for smart phone or related devices for use in assessment of vestibulo-ocular reflex function
A portable and low-cost tool for testing a vor and oculomotor functions. Such a tool is achieved by programming a smartphone for use in performing such testing.


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System for making motion pictures under water
In one embodiment of the invention, a crew member (172) using a computing device (174) communicates over a wireless link (15) with a film system communication module (176) placed nearby a filming tank (178). The computing device (174) can be a smartphone, tablet or computer.

Electronic access control and location tracking system

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

Generating, delivering and displaying cross platform personalized digital software applications

Personalized application instructions such as heath care instructions are created, delivered and displayed. These instructions may be displayed on one or multiple devices.

Smartphone-controlled active configuration of footwear, including with concavely rounded soles

A smartphone or other mobile computer device, general purpose or specialized, wherein the smartphone device is configured to actively control the configuration of one or more bladders, compartments, chambers or internal sipes and one or more sensors located in either one or both of a sole or a removable inner sole insert of the footwear of the user and/or located in an apparatus worn or carried by the user, glued unto the user, or implanted in the user. The one or more bladders, compartments, chambers, or sipes, and one or more sensors are configured for computer control.

Mobile body, communication terminal, and control mobile body

The present invention provides a mobile body which can reliably perform a motion intended by a user, irrespective of being within or outside an area of communication with a control device. A drone (3) includes: a first communication section (33) which wirelessly connects to a smartphone (1) after the drone (3) has performed autonomous flight to the vicinity of a destination which has been set; a control section (35) which obtains a position of the smartphone (1); and a movement control section (32) which controls the autonomous flight so that the drone (3) moves closer to the position..

Spinal cord stimulator system

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

Spinal cord stimulator system

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

Health diagnostic fingerprint scanner

Systems and methods allow for evaluating health conditions based on fingerprints and other skin patterns. A smartphone or other personal electronic device captures patient scans, such as fingerprint patterns transmitted from a wireless fingerprint scanner.

Electronic vaping device

An electronic vaping device may be designed to enhance or facilitate its use. For example, the electronic vaping device may: allow a capability of the electronic vaping device to provide vapor to be altered (e.g., disabled, reduced, enabled, or increased) in some situations (e.g., to prevent unauthorized vaping by a child, teenager or other individual); be able to communicate with an external communication device (e.g., a smartphone, a computer, etc.) to convey a notification of potential unauthorized use of the electronic vaping device (e.g., by a child, teenager or other unauthorized user); implement a physical deterrent to its unauthorized use; be able to visually convey information (e.g., advertisements, notifications, etc.); and/or be able to capture images and/or sounds (e.g., record pictures and/or video, speech, music, etc.)..

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Out going only

An improved cellular communications device having a keyboard, an lcd screen, a microphone, a speaker, a computer processor, and a transmitter, the improvement comprising a computer application programmed with up to six telephone numbers, and configured to only make outgoing calls to these specifically programmed contacts, unless purposely unlocked by a parent or caregiver. Excluding internet access and other smartphone frills structured and arranged to provide children and adults with an easy-to-use cellular device that facilitates voice communication without all of the distractions and interruptions common to traditional cellular phones..

Password state machine for accessing protected resources

A user authentication technique that allows a user to access a protected resource such as an account on a web site or secure files on a computing device such as a smartphone, personal computer, tablet computer, and the like, employs a shared secret that employs a state machine to sequentially transition between a series of states during which the user is requested to enter predefined information that is also a part of the shared secret. That is, the shared secret includes user-specific data that must be provided and the particular sequence or manner in which the user-specific data or credentials are to be provided.

Virtual reality driver training and assessment system

A virtual reality (vr) based driving simulation system and method provides hazard perception training and testing. Some embodiments use a personal computing device (e.g., smartphone), a head-mounted vr headset, and a bluetooth-connected push button keypad or other user input device.

Image reading device and image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus includes a controller. The controller includes a reading section, a character recognition section, a marking section, and a notification section.

Systems, methods, and apparatuses for implementing smartphone based dynamic depth camera calibration

In accordance with disclosed embodiments, there is described a depth camera calibration system which includes: a depth camera to be calibrated; a calibration application to execute upon a mobile device, the calibration application to: (i) determine a precise image size of a calibration image to be displayed to a screen of the mobile device based on a screen size of the mobile device, the calibration image having embedded therein a plurality of objects of a known size, (ii) encode the known size of the objects into an optical machine-readable data representation, and (iii) display the encoded optical machine-readable data representation to the mobile device; in which the depth camera is to read the optical machine-readable data representation displayed by the mobile device to determine the known size of the objects of the calibration image; in which the calibration application is to display the calibration image to the mobile device; and in which an imager of the depth camera is to capture the objects of the coded image pattern and calibrate based on the known size of the objects of the captured calibration image. Other related embodiments are disclosed..

Irx

An app to simplify the way patients can order their medication via uploading the script just like a check deposit mechanism on their smartphones. The app includes these steps: the patient signs up as an individual or family by upload a photo id and providing insurance info, doctor info and credit card info against which to charge any co pay and a fee in case the patient decides to cancel the order after being accepted; the patient enters present and past medications; and the patient will get an alert once a refill is due, thereby enabling pharmacies to compete to give better prices and better service, including home..

Sorting biological and non-biological moieties using magnetic levitation

Systems and methods for levitating populations of moieties, cells, or other such units using one or more magnets in a microfluidic environment are provided. These systems and methods may be used to, for example, separate or sort heterogeneous populations of the units from one another, to assembly a multi-unit assembly during the levitating of the units, and to evaluate samples at the point of care in real-time.

Tracking determining relative movement of a player within a playing arena

The system (10) of fig. 1 uses fixedly-located master and slave smartphone devices (12, 14) to determine a player position of a player (20) within playing arena, such as a tennis court.

Bathroom stand for computing device

A bathroom stand for a computing device is described which is designed for quick setup, and storage. The bathroom stand is designed to hold a computing device at a proper height and angle for use when a user is sitting on a standard toilet.

Sensor-based action control for mobile wireless telecommunication computing devices

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

Apparatus and methods for remotely monitoring water utilization

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

Swarm approach to consolidating and enhancing smartphone target imagery by virtually linking smartphone camera collectors across space and time using machine-to machine networks

At a first computer-enabled imaging device in a plurality of computer-enabled imaging devices, a first workflow including time-stamped images of a region of interest is obtained during a first time interval, and first meta data is associated with the second workflow. The first meta data includes positional and orientation data, the first time interval, and an identity of the first computer-enabled imaging device.
Galileo Group, Inc.

Multi-modal mobile-device projection mechanism for efficient resource sharing

A multi-modal projection system, such as a smartphone, a wearable, or a generic universal-serial-bus-class (generic usb-class), for use in projecting device output via a host apparatus, such as a transportation vehicle. The system includes a hardware-based processing unit (processor), and a base data-processing resource needed by each of a plurality of interface components to generate the output to be projected via the host apparatus.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

Portable electronic devices with integrated image/video compositing

Digital imagery is composed or composited within a smartphone or other portable electronic device to merge foreground and background subject matter acquired simultaneously with different cameras or acquired at different times with the same camera. A processor stores the digital imagery along with information derived or used by an operation to differentiate the foreground subject matter from the background scene, which may be a digital matting operation, and/or may involve finding an edge or an outline of the foreground subject matter.
Apple Inc.

Process and system in which a person can attend an event like a funeral remotely.

The current invention is system and application that can provide live streaming of an event like funeral services to unite loved ones separated by distance. The system, in the preferred embodiment, can work like a smartphone application or a website application.

Secure scannable code systems and methods

Features are disclosed for recognizing network-based user in a physical location. A system is provided for generating and detecting a scannable code.
Amazon Technologies, Inc.

Contract ratification by automated agents through distributed ledger technology

The present invention relates to a method and a computerized process for automated agents (software-only through e-commerce channels, software-controlled transport such as drones and autonomous vehicles, software-based through handheld devices such as smartphones and remote terminals), which ratify contracts on behalf of principals for transfer of goods and services. This method and computerized process is embodied by software that can be used to access brokered contract parameter data, as available in distributed ledger protocols, to establish trusted relationships and workflow steps between software-based agents (artificial intelligence or otherwise algorithmically-derived).

Medication dispensing phone case system

An apparatus and method for a medication dispensing phone case system. A system includes a smartphone, the smartphone including at least a processor, a memory and a display, the memory including at least an operating system and an adherence app, a connector system, the connector system removably linking the smartphone to a medication dispensing container, the connector system including at least sensing technology that enables the connector system to read an activity from the medication dispensing container, and a server in a network of interconnected computer devices, the server communicatively linked to the smartphone to enable interaction between the adherence app and an adherence process residing in the server..
Healthbeacon Ltd.

Breath gas analysis

Systems and methods have been developed for implementation of a portable sibo testing system for convenient sampling of intestinal gases exhaled from a patient's breath. These devices may be in the form of a hand held meter that would integrate with a smartphone or other device with an application that can record data relating to food consumed by a user.
Cedars-sinai Medical Center

Detection and monitoring of atrial fibrillation

A real-time arrhythmia discrimination method is used in smartphones, which can discriminate between nsr, af, pacs and pvcs using pulsatile time series collected from a smartphone's camera. To increase the sensitivity of af detection and add the new capabilities of pvc and pac identification, the arrhythmia discrimination method of these teachings combines root mean square of successive rr differences (rmssd), shannon entropy (she) and turning point ratio (tpr), with the poincare plot, and utilizes the features of pulse rise/fall time and amplitude for arrhythmia discrimination..
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Multi-function wallet

A multi-function wallet is provided which is adapted in one mode for carrying and storage of non-flat items concurrently with and conventional flat items. Additionally, the wallet or an engaged stand component is configured to securely yet removably engage a computing device with a viewable screen such as a smartphone, and hold it at multiple angles while in an inclined position so as to be easily viewable by a user..

Smartphone-controlled active configuration of footwear, including with concavely rounded soles

A smartphone or other mobile computer device, general purpose or specialized, wherein the smartphone device is configured to actively control the configuration of one or more bladders, compartments, chambers or internal sipes and one or more sensors located in either one or both of a sole or a removable inner sole insert of the footwear of the user and/or located in an apparatus worn or carried by the user, glued unto the user, or implanted in the user. The one or more bladders, compartments, chambers, or sipes, and one or more sensors are configured for computer control.

Wireless communication device, electronic watch, wireless communication method, and non-transitory recording medium

The electronic watch of an embodiment includes a receiver that receives data from a smart phone, a temperature sensor that detects a temperature of the electronic watch, a memory that stores rewriting target data, and a processor. The processor determines whether the rewriting target data stored in the memory is rewritable with data expected to be received from the smartphone based on the temperature of the electronic watch detected by the temperature sensor..
Casio Computer Co., Ltd.

Method and authentication of a 3d structure

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

Optical imaging systems with algorithmic aberration corrections

Optical imaging systems are presented with high performance physical optics in conjunction with advanced image processing technique specifically tuned with respect to those physical optics to realize compact, very high resolution imaging systems. Clever geometric arrangements of lens elements and translation systems to effect motion between those arrangements support very compact storage modes and high performance imaging modes in the same device.
Almalence Inc.

Robotic pinball game

A device and process for playing a robotic pinball game is provided that includes positioning at least one robot in a space defined by at least one floor surface and walls which form a bounded play area. Moving one target around the bounded play area with at least one robot and scoring at least one robot as to moving at least one target around the bounded play area.

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Method for optimising the transmission of video data streams in a wireless network

The invention relates to a method for improving the reliability and the reception quality of video data streams over a wireless network controlled by wi-fi communication protocols, the video data stream being encoded in the form of packets q each including k first data blocks and h redundancy blocks for forward error correction (fec), said stream comprising a series of packets g each including k+n blocks which are transmitted by at least one transmitting device multicasting same to client viewing devices such as smartphones. Said method includes the following steps, implemented by the client device for each of the data packets g received from the one or more transmitting devices: a/ monitoring the correct reception of the k first data blocks, decoding and viewing the video stream if the result is positive; b/ if all of the k first data blocks are not received, decoding if possible by means of a forward error correction (fec) algorithm; c/ if the total number x of k+n blocks received is lower than k or if a positive result is not obtained from the preceding decoding step, sending a message regarding the one or more lost blocks; d/ if a statistical algorithm of the transmitting device organises the resending of the missing data, checking reception of data according to a/ and b/, decoding and viewing the video stream if the result is positive..

Camera rig for simultaneous recording

A camera rig for simultaneous recording holds a first smartphone with a first interactive touch screen, a second smartphone with a second camera, and a third smartphone with a third camera. The camera rig includes a handle, a first mount configured for holding the first smartphone orienting the first interactive touch screen oriented toward a user, a second mount adjacent the first mount is configured for holding the second smartphone with the second camera facing the user, and a third mount overlays the first mount.

Holding device, in particular for mobile phones

A holding device for smartphones or similar devices is adjustable between a flat collapsed resting position and an extended operating position and comprises a device-side end part connected or connectable to the device, and an outer end part. A resilient construction element connects both end parts and holds the outer end part spaced apart from the device-side end part in the operating position.

Recharging system for portable electronic devices

A system and method allows laptop computers and other portable electronic devices to be recharged in a docking station without having to manipulate a power cord when the device is stowed. The docking station that provides power to a set of electrical contacts or an inductive charger.

Apparatus and detecting temperature and occupied status of space

The invention discloses apparatus and method monitor the occupied status in a finite space. With special deployment of a plurality of specific rf modules, the objects and space occupied status in a finite space can be monitored and delivered to far distance by rf signal in real time.

Bag recycling program

A system is described for making use of recycled containers, such as recyclable bags. The shopper first opts into a reusable bag recycling program using a computing device, such as a smartphone.

Data gathering for payment processing

Disclosed embodiments provide techniques for payment processing. A purchase context is obtained by examining data from one or more electronic information systems.

Tipping for media content

A system and method for eliciting and receiving tips for media content. A server may provide media content to a consumer by streaming a movie to the consumer's device such as a computer, smartphone, tablet, or television.

Deep learning system for recognizing pills in images

A system and method is provided that utilizes deep learning, including convolutional neural networks, to identify subject objects in unconstrained user images such as unknown pills. An image of, e.g., a pill, may be captured and subsequently processed using deep learning models to identify the pill.

System and authorizing access to access-controlled environments

Systems and methods are provided for authorizing a user to access an access-controlled environment. The system includes a system server platform that communicates with fixed pc's, servers and mobile devices (e.g., smartphones) operated by users.

Gaming robot

Examples of a gaming robot are described. The gaming robot may be controlled by a computing device such as a smartphone or tablet.

Wireless cardiac sensor

A wireless cardiac sensor is provided. The sensor may be utilized by a patient, on themselves, in an at home or other non-clinical environment.

Portable electronic wireless lock for efficiently managing and assuring the safety, quality and security of goods stored within a truck, tractor or trailer transported via a roadway

A system and method for ensuring the safety of goods transported via highway, particularly humanly consumable goods, is taught by the present invention. Three main aspects include a smart phone hub, a portable sensor for monitoring the transported goods and a physical locking mechanism to lock the trailer.

Privacy preserving limiting communications to targeted recipients using behavior-based categorizing of recipients

In a data-handling machine system which has data originating and replicating units (e.g., smartphones) configured to allow users to create or replicate and transmit voluminous amounts of data (e.g., emails) on a recipients-targeting basis to large numbers of recipients, a communications constraining mechanism is provided which intercepts emails (or other forms of recipients-targeting communications), classifies the communications, categorizes the targeted recipients and then based on the classifications and categorizations, generates recommendations on whether to block or let through as is the intercepted communications to their intended recipients.. .
Ca, Inc.

Automated real time interpreter service

Aspects of the present disclosure relate to systems and methods that aid users with hearing and/or speech impediments to have a conversation with a remote phone number without human assistance. In one aspect, an application residing on a user's device, such as a smartphone, tablet computer, laptop, etc., may be used to initiate a phone call to a recipient.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Adaptable control-knob system on a smartphone or electronic tablet

A control-knob selection system including a smartphone or electronic tablet having a front face equipped with a display and a video camera, a support equipped with a control-knob button, and a receiving area able to receive and retain the smartphone or electronic tablet, such that when the smartphone or electronic tablet is positioned in the receiving area, an optical path between a light source emitted by the display and the video camera is selectively established or interrupted depending on the angular position of the control-knob button about the axis a, with at least one reflection on an optical reflector, whereby the control-knob function uses the smartphone resources and can operate with just one software application.. .
Continental Automotive Gmgh

Colorometric sensor for the non-invasive screening of glucose in sweat in pre and type 2 diabetes

Described here are patches and methods for measuring glucose in sweat (and tears and the like). In general, the patches comprise an adhesive layer adapted to bond to skin of an individual, a substrate layer disposed over the adhesive layer and comprising a glucose sensing complex including a chromogen that changes color in the presence of certain concentrations of glucose, and a cover.
Medtronic Minimed, Inc.

Method for monitoring one or more pest traps, such as rat traps

A method for monitoring whether a number of a rat traps have been activated, where each tap has a moveable part, a fixed part, a switch and a signalling device, such than when the moveable part is moved towards the fixed part then the signalling device transmit a signal to a user's smartphone having a display on which display the user is informed whether a rat has gone into the trap. An opening size between the moveable part and the fixed part is detected indicating whether a rat, a mouse or a false alarm is detected.
Cb Svendsen A/s

Apparatus and methods for ensuring delivery of geographically relevant content

Apparatus and methods for ensuring delivery of geographically relevant content to ip-enabled user devices associated with a content distribution network. In one embodiment, the network (or designated content source) determines a geographic context or location of the user device, and uses this information to manage the packaging and delivery of content thereto so as to obey blackout restrictions and/or provide content which is relevant to the geographic context/location.
Time Warner Cable Enterprises Llc

Mobile virtual assistant device

A mobile virtual assistant device (mvad) is the size and shape of a standard political button (available in multiple shapes not necessarily round) with a voice/conversational interface. Mvad uses voice and interactive conversation to execute commands, tasks, and access files—things traditionally done by touch; typing, clicking or tapping.

Automatic power door opening on sustained presence

A power door system for a vehicle including a plurality of power-operated doors is provided. The system includes a passive remote entry device configured to emit a signal to one or more cooperating vehicle receivers and a controller configured to cause the power door system to open the at least one power-operated door when the passive remote entry device signal is received and an individual is detected in a predefined activation zone for a predetermined period of time.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

Multi-vital-sign smartphone system in an electronic medical records system

In one implementation, a multi-vital-sign smartphone system detects multiple vital signs from sensors such as a digital infrared sensor, a photoplethysmogram (ppg) sensor and at least one micro dynamic light scattering (mdls) sensor, and thereafter in some implementations the vital signs are transmitted to, and stored by, an electronic medical record system.. .
Vvv Ip Holdings Limited

Limited and temporary queuing of video data captured by a portable camera prior to user initiation of video recording commands

Limited and temporary queuing of video data captured by a portable device prior to user initiation of video recording commands using a portable device that includes a digital camera, a memory for queuing pre-record command video and for storing video after a record command is initiated by a user, a user interface for a user to initiate the record command to cause the camera to capture and the portable device to store the video, and software that specially adapts the portable device to enable pre-record command video capture and queuing, post-command video capture, and storage of combined pre-record command video and post-record command video upon user activation of the record command on the user interface. The portable device can be, inter alia, a smartphone, eyeglasses, headgear, and lapel camera.
Nxtgen Technology, Inc.

Systems and methods for remote interaction

A system and process are provided for remotely viewing a customer screen image and interacting with the customer's device (desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone) using a standard web browser. In operation, an agent is provided with an account on a server, and can send a link and/or instructions to the customer to provide the agent with access to the customer device.

Method and communicating information about networked gaming machines to prospective players

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

Electronic access control and location tracking system

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

Mobile device enabled robotic system

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

Systems and methods for automatic device detection, device management, and remote assistance

In some embodiments, a network regulator device protects a local network of client systems (e.g. Internet-of-things devices such as smartphones, home appliances, wearables, etc.) against computer security threats.
Bitdefender Ipr Management Ltd.

Index of everyday life

A mobile phone connected to a fleet of radio transceiver chips that can be individually identified by the mobile station, which automatically are associated with a photo when the phone camera is used in proximity. The transceiver chips have a small loudspeaker, vibrator and/or light emitter for producing an alarm, and the transceiver chip also can determine and send back its location to the mobile phone.

Capturing audio impulse responses of a person with a smartphone

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

Configurable secure mobile tool for ami and amr metering systems

Disclosed herein are apparatuses, methods and systems for a configurable and secure mobile tool for advanced metering infrastructure (ami) and automatic meter reading (amr) metering systems, wherein the tool comprises a suite of mobile apps that run on a mobile device (e.g., tablet, smartphone) and have functionality to support the installation, maintenance, service, diagnostics and configuration of meters in ami and amr systems. The mobile app may remotely synchronize through a secure communication channel with a server in communication with a database that contains configuration settings and related data created by an administrator utilizing an administrator station.
Honeywell International Inc.

Converged communication device

The present invention is a converged communication device that extends the landline voice service beyond the confines of the home to smartphones and other smart devices. The converged communication device includes a handset, a tablet, a voip softphone and a docking station.
Bluewave Global Innovations, Pte. Ltd.

Cross-device security scheme for tethered devices

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

Phone case with camera

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

Anonymous social communications

An anonymous or ad hoc communication is established between unknown contacts. For example, in today's mobile communications environment, there are many instances in which a user of smart phone may wish to send a message to an unknown user's smartphone.
At&t Mobility Ii Llc

Camera-biometric motion sensor and synchronization

An athlete (1) measures sprint time by locating a smartphone (3) having a camera and crystal osillator clock which is first activated at the finish line. The sprint end time is recorded by a photo stamp time app activated by a video trigger causing the smartphone (3) to send a rf stop event signal to the athlete's wrist mounted motion sensor (2).

System and language translation

A method for language translation that includes the steps of: retrieving a first language audio input through a portable electronic device (ped); processing the first language audio input via a processor within the ped; generating a translated audio clip of the first language audio input into a second language audio clip; and transmitting the translated language audio clip to a receiver. The ped may be a smartphone or a tablet and the receiver may be an earpiece..

Guest access to a media playback system

Example techniques may involve guest access to a media playback system. A guest may use a guest control device, such as a smartphone or tablet, to control aspects of a host's media playback system.
Sonos, Inc.

Portable biometric monitoring devices having location sensors

Assisted-gps for a portable biometric monitoring device is provided. The portable biometric monitoring device may obtain updated ephemeris data from an associated secondary device via a short-range, low-power communication protocol.
Fitbit, Inc.

Portable enclosed speed limit radar

A portable enclosure for a speed limit video radar is provided. Several parts are integrated into a single portable enclosure, which may include a camera, a radar, a network module, a rechargeable battery and one or more processors.

Automatic measurement and notification of electrical level using smartphone sensors

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

Wearable cardiac defibrillator systems & methods & software for contacting non-witnessing responders

A wcd system is configured to detect when a therapy administered to a patient by the wcd system is unsuccessful, and in response determine whether to send notifications to remote non-witness responders. The wcd system may be configured to decide to send such notifications after the wcd system determines it has administered a predetermined number of unsuccessful shocks to the patient.
West Affum Holdings Corp.

Method of and system for estimating position

A method of estimating the position of a user device is provided. The user device is initially in electronic communication with a positioning system controller through a communication network.
Sensewhere Limited

Wireless video/audio signal transmitter/receiver

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

Smartphone with front camera and maximized display screen

A smartphone device may have thin borders at the left, right, top, and/or bottom edges of the display screen. To accommodate, e.g., a front camera in spite of a border that is too thin for a camera module and lens, at least one corner of the display may be cut out.
Inodyn Newmedia Gmbh

Healthcheck access point

A wireless configuration network may be provided by a wi-fi hotspot active at the wireless access station. The wi-fi otspot may be connected to by a wireless network-capable device, such as a tablet computer, e.g., an apple ipad, or a wi-fi enabled smartphone, e.g., an android or apple ios device.
Parallel Wireless, Inc.

Method and system for controlling a home applicance depending on a user position

The invention relates to a method for controlling a home appliance (5) depending on a user position. The method comprises the steps of: determining a position of a smartphone (10) of a user; transmitting positional information on the determined position (p1, p2, p3) from the smartphone (10) to a remote server; judging from the positional information whether the determined position (p1, p2, p3) is within or outside a predefined home zone (1) surrounding the home appliance (5); generating a control signal dependent on whether the determined position (p1, p2, p3) is judged to be within or outside the home zone (1); transmitting the control signal to a control device (7) configured to control the home appliance (5); judging from the positional information whether the determined position (p1, p2, p3) is within a predefined problematic zone (3) which is outside the home zone (1); and reclassifying the determined position (p3) to be within the home zone (1) or ignoring the determined position (p3) depending on at least whether or not the determined position (p3) is judged to be within the problematic zone (3).
Tado Gmbh

System for attaching a portable power source to a portable computing device

A system for attaching a portable power source to a portable computing device recharges the portable computing device while allowing a user to operate the portable computing device. The system for attaching the portable power source to portable computing device includes a portable computing device, a portable power source, a coupling magnet, a metallic plate, and a flexible power cord.

Collapsible battery charger (cbc)

The collapsible battery charger (cbc) is made of a plastic and metal housing, which can be assembled to hold common type “aa”, type “aaa” (tec lro3 or r03) or 9v batteries, when assembled can be used to charge an external device, such as a phone or smartphone, electronic tablet, laptop computer, or any other electric device.. .

Systems and methods for determining and presenting purchase recommendations based on personal genetic profiles

Presented herein are systems and methods for automatically identifying and recommending purchases (e.g., in-app purchases) to a user based on the user's personal genetic profile. In certain embodiments, offers for such purchases are conveniently presented in the same software application (e.g., smartphone app or other computing device application) in which a user securely accesses his or her personalized genetic profile test results.
Orig3n, Inc.

System, method, and controlling medical information

A system, method, and apparatus for managing medical information includes an application that is run on a device such as a smartphone. The application manages aspects of medical information, keeping track of medical conditions, medications, allergies, insurance policies, permission letters, etc.

Automatic measurement and notification of electrical level using smartphone sensors

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

Cutaneous field stimulation with disposable and rechargeable components

A cfs system includes self-adhesive, disposable pads. Each pad is combined with a sealed, cleanable battery/controller pod and then placed on the body where needed.
Meagan Medical, Inc.

Configurable, encapsulated sensor module and making same

A fingerprint sensor module includes a fingerprint sensor assembly with a circuit element attached. The fingerprint sensor assembly is electrically connected to a printed circuit board (pcb) substrate with a cutout to accommodate the circuit element.
Idex Asa

Universal smart device

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

Mutual information based intelligibility enhancement

Provided are methods and systems for improving the intelligibility of speech in a noisy environment. A communication model is developed that includes noise inherent in the message production and message interpretation processes, and considers that these noises have fixed signal-to-noise ratios.
Google Llc

Tsf smartphone case

A protective case is provided to protect a portable electronic device and allow for more dexterous and stable operation of a camera associated with the portable electronic device. Preferably this case includes a securing portion whereby the user's hand may be inserted into the case to securely hold and control the portable electronic device via the case when operating the device with a single hand.

Receiver for wireless power reception having a backup battery

The present disclosure provides a hybrid charging method for wireless power transmission based on pocket-forming. This method may extend the battery life of electronic devices such as tablets, smartphones, bluetooth headsets, smart-watches among others.
Energous Corporation

Terminal device, calibration method and calibration program

A terminal device such as a smartphone displays a first image on a display unit, and outputs a second image including the first image as a part to a display device such as a navigation device. Also, the terminal device obtains relative position information indicating a relative positional relation of the first image with respect to the second image from an external server.
Pioneer Corporation

Portable expansion unit for operating a medical device, and operating a medical device

A portable expansion unit controls safety-relevant functions of a medical device. The expansion unit has a retaining device to be adjusted to the size of a flat, portable operating unit of the medical device.
Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

System for presenting changes in pulses by means of pulse analysis application

The present invention relates to a system for presenting changes in pulses by means of a pulse analysis application, which detects a user's own pulse and the pulse of another person, calculates synchronization between changes in the user's own pulse and the pulse of the other person by means of a pulse analysis application of a smartphone, and presents the result of the calculation, thereby enabling the climax of a m mutual change in pulses to be determined. The system includes: a plurality of biological signal sensors configured to acquire biological signals, and to wirelessly transmit the acquired biological signals; and a biological information checking terminal configured to display the biological signals transmitted by the plurality of biological signal sensors, to calculate synchronization between the plurality of biological signals by means of a pulse analysis application, and to display a result of the calculation as an event..

Measuring medication response using wearables for parkinson's disease

An embodiment in accordance with the present invention includes a smartphone based platform that can be used to objectively and remotely measure aspects related to pd (e.g., voice, balance, dexterity, gait, and reaction time), activities of daily living, and pd medicine response. The present invention includes a unified pd-specific remote monitoring platform that incorporates both active and passive tests to provide high frequency monitoring of symptoms and activities of daily living related to pd and medicine response.
The Johns Hopkins University

Display control apparatus and display control method

A smartphone displays a web page. The web page includes a first object exhibiting an image and a second object exhibiting a link.
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

Information processing server and information processing system

Provided is a system and the like which further improves the user-friendliness of checking the amount of energy charge (e.g., amount of refuelling) for a mobile body (e.g., a vehicle) by effectively utilizing a function of a mobile terminal (e.g., a smartphone). A present amount of refuelling Δfa(i) (present amount of energy charge) is estimated based on a deviation Δd(i) and a fuel consumption fe(i) (travel efficiency) when the deviation Δd(i) of a present drivable distance d(i) from a last drivable distance d(i-1) of a vehicle x becomes a threshold Δdth (>0) or higher.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

Portable tablet, smartphone, laptop, notebook, and peripheral device stand

A portable tablet, smartphone, laptop, peripheral device, and other objects stand that comprises a mounting apparatus, a tray, a base attachment, and a seat. A user's bodyweight is used to stabilize the seat and the stand is coupled to the seat to stabilize the stand and its comprising entities.

Wi-fi signal sharing using a smartphone network

Data from an internet source is received in a client running a specified app that allows the data to be retransmitted to another client. The another client sends a request for data, which is relayed by the internet connected client to the source of internet and data received from the source of internet is relayed to the another client.
Tetherball Technology, Llc

Emergency messaging system and responding to an emergency

An emergency assistance program running on a mobile computing device sends an emergency trigger message to an emergency responder's emergency response computer system. The message includes the computing device's location that is received by the device from a global positioning module and also preferably includes user profile information for the computing device's user.
Sirengps, Llc

Systems and methods for calibrating speakers

Systems and method are disclosed for facilitating efficient calibration of filters for correcting room and/or speaker-based distortion and/or binaural imbalances in audio reproduction, and/or for producing three-dimensional sound in stereo system environments. According to some embodiments, using a portable device such as a smartphone or tablet, a user can calibrate speakers by initiating playback of a test signal, detecting playback of the test signal with the portable device's microphone, and repeating this process for a number of speakers and/or device positions (e.g., next to each of the user's ears).
Intertrust Technologies Corporation

Monitoring system

In a monitoring system, when a monitoring display instruction is received from a smartphone, a master device transmits an image transmission request to a plurality of cameras, each of the cameras transmits image data obtained by an image capturing unit to the master device in response to the image transmission request from the master device, the master device generates a plurality of separate images in order to display images from the plurality of cameras on a single screen in a distributed manner, and transmits image data of a monitoring screen of the plurality of separate images to the smartphone, and the smartphone includes a display/input unit and displays the monitoring screen of the plurality of separate images transmitted from the master device on the display/input unit.. .
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Lighting and power devices and modules

In one example, a case that is configured to be removably attached to a smartphone includes a back panel that substantially covers a back face of the smartphone when the case is attached to the smartphone, the case defining a first opening configured and arranged so that when the case is attached to the smartphone, part of a display of the smartphone is visible by way of the first opening, and the case further including one or more light sources positioned along a side edge of the first opening, and the one or more light sources operable to illuminate part of an area to be imaged by a front-facing camera of the smartphone, and the back panel has a second opening that is aligned with a rear-facing camera of the smartphone when the case is attached to the smartphone, and the case further includes an electrical connector.. .
Windy Place, Inc.

Water resistant wireless device speaker case and conference call module

A speaker and conference call module and mobile device case combination allows a mobile device, such as a smartphone, to be retained by the mobile device case. The speaker and conference call module is configured to wirelessly connect to the mobile device to permit audio from the mobile device to be played threreupon.
Vibes Audio Llc

Smartphone antenna in flexible pcb

A thin, flexible antenna module is provided for use in a smartphone. When the antenna module is assembled in the smartphone, the antenna module provides an mst antenna and an nfc antenna.
Aq Corporation

Basketball with piezo elements to produce charging current

A basketball that uses compression or decompression of piezo elements to produce current that charges a rechargeable battery in the basketball. The current is generated by the piezo elements that are placed between an inner shell and an outer shell of the basketball so that the bouncing of the basketball creates current to charge the battery.

Gamification improved healthcare outcomes

A gamified pharmaceutical packaging, dispensing system, and methodology is disclosed. The innovative gamified smart packaging system and methodology provides a variety of incentives to patients and relevant teams to take their medications, on time, and at the correct dosage.

Wired wearable audio video to wireless audio video bridging device

An adapter or bridging device that provides both a wired audio or audio and video female jack connectors for wired devices such as wired earphones, headphones and wired video headsets; as well as a wireless link to nearby handheld computerized devices such as mobile phones (e.g. Smartphones).

Surgical depth instrument having neuromonitoring capabilities

A device configured to provide a faster and more accurate measurement of depths of holes for placement of bone screws and fastener for bone implant fixation procedures. The device includes a combination of a bone probe for physical examination of a hole drilled in a bone and a depth gauge member for determining a depth of the hole and providing digital measurement of the depth via a display on the instrument and/or via a wireless exchange of measurement data to a remote computing device, such as a tablet or smartphone.
Edge Surgical, Inc.

Surgical depth instrument having neuromonitoring capabilities

A device configured to provide a faster and more accurate measurement of depths of holes for placement of bone screws and fastener for bone implant fixation procedures. The device includes a combination of a bone probe for physical examination of a hole drilled in a bone and a depth gauge member for determining a depth of the hole and providing digital measurement of the depth via a display on the instrument and/or via a wireless exchange of measurement data to a remote computing device, such as a tablet or smartphone.
Edge Surgical, Inc.

Processing and reporting usage information for an hvac system controlled by a network-connected thermostat

Systems and methods are described for interactively, graphically displaying and reporting performance information to a user of an hvac system controlled by a self-programming network-connected thermostat. The information is made on a remote display device such as a smartphone, tablet computer or other computer, and includes a graphical daily or monthly summary each of several days or months respectively.
Google Llc

Bicycle system

The field of the invention relates to bicycle systems, especially to bicycle systems adapted for use with smartphones, to smartphones configured for use with bicycle systems, and to methods and to computer software for use with such bicycle systems or smartphones, and to servers configured to communicate with such bicycle systems or smartphones. According to a first aspect of the invention, there is provided a bicycle system including a bicycle, the bicycle system including a processor integral to the bicycle, the bicycle system further including a battery integral to the bicycle, wherein the processor is powerable by the battery, the bicycle system including a smartphone holder configurable to receive a smartphone and to connect the smartphone to the processor, wherein in use the smartphone holder is attachable to, and detachable from, the smartphone.
Product Development Technologies, Llc

Wearable wireless electronic signaling apparatus and use

The present invention relates to a device and a method associated with the device. With respect to the device, it is a wearable garment for the hand, wrist, and/or forearm with an embedded array of lights; one or more micro processing units; one or more touch or pressure activated switches, buttons, or toggles; one or more motion sensing mechanisms; and one or more wireless transmission components which is capable of receiving and transmitting information to a mobile computing device.

Aromatherapy apparatus and housing

The present invention is an apparatus for employing aromatherapy, binaural sounds, music, vibration, and visual effects for altering a user's emotional state. The apparatus comprises a shape memory foam pillow, a pair of stereo speakers, an aromatherapy diffuser, a pillowcase comprised of heat-transfer fabric, a vibrating device, a strobe light, a canopy, and a housing to integrate and support these elements.

Point specific junctional tourniquet

A point specific junctional tourniquet is provided having a rotational variable height adjustable point specific compression device including an upper housing, a lower housing rotationally nested within the upper housing and a base with an integral belt/strap guide and a belt/strap having a medical clasp, wherein for height adjustment of said upper housing and pressure form, the user grips the upper housing and the lo aver housing and rotationally twists the two gripped housings causing the height to increase and after the optimum height is reached, depending upon the injury or wound, the assembled rotational variable height adjustable point specific compression device is secured in place and pressure is applied using the belt/strap, held in place within the belt/strap guide. The point specific junctional tourniquet is provided with a smartphone application for use in emergency situation events as required..

Switching between watches

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

Systems and methods for portable charging systems and designs thereof

A portable charging system comprises a central member including an electrical charge generating component and a plurality of communication ports and a plurality of peripheral members having a proximal end extending from the central member. Each of the plurality of peripheral members includes a communications interface configured to be inserted within a corresponding communications port of a computing device or a peripheral of a computing device.
Ahkeo Labs, Llc

Indoor positioning system utilizing beamforming with orientation- and polarization-independent antennas

Orientation-independent antennas and associated beamforming circuits, to provide polarization-independent determination of position. An indoor positioning system (ips) may utilize beacon or tag devices equipped with orientation-independent antennas to determine the location of nearby objects.
Ami Research & Development, Llc

Electric vehicle charging points mobile application

A mobile application that can run on smartphone or other connected object providing similar functionalities to display information related to charging point of at least a network, said mobile application cooperating with mobile or connected object to establish a communication with at least a remote system for exchanging information with a database related to the charging points, of each network constituted to provide energy to electric vehicles, said application comprising at least a module «reservation» for handling the reservation process of a charging point by providing access to list of charging points equipped with a plurality of connectors each connector being adapted to a vehicle type and making said reservation.. .
Atos Worldgrid Sl

Smart equipment for the identification of garments and/or their characteristics and proceeding for the said identification

Smart equipment for the identification of garments and/or their characteristics and proceeding for the said identification that, particularly applicable to garments and/or clothing accessories of any kind and material, for men or women, or for any other article, including clothes, handbags, gloves, caps, shoes or other fashion products or accessories, of textile and no textile, is comprised, at least, of one tag (2) with electronic technology to incorporate information that can be proximity read by an electronic device (4), smartphone, tablet or the like, comprised of a reader (5) adapted to reading the said information of the said tag (2) and a software such as an app capable to reproduce, at least, sonically, the information on the garment (3) or characteristics contained in the tag (2).. .
Nayco Management, S.l.

Composition, device and imaging system for analysis using chemiluminescent probes

The present invention provides a method for the rapid monitoring of biological analytes in a point-of-care setting by providing a smart phone; providing a sample chamber; providing a sample; providing a dark box with a smartphone holder attached to the dark box top with the camera opening positioned about the aperture, adding a biological specimen suspected of containing a biological analyte in the sample chamber; adding a bis(2,4,6-trichlorophenyl) oxalate, an imidazole and a fluorophore to the sample chamber to react with the biological analyte; placing the sample chamber into the dark box; generating an emission from the fluorophore in response to the reaction with the biological analyte; and recording a set of time-lapse images of the emission with the smartphone.. .
Southern Methodist University

Method and spectral reflectance imaging using digital cameras

A method and spectral light-based apparatus with an embedded (built-in) spectral calibration module for acquiring multi-spectral reflectance images from a digital camera are disclosed. The apparatus may be an attachment device, which may be integrated with a consumer digital camera (such as smartphone camera), and may measure and/or estimate spectral reflectance and true color values for an object recorded by the camera.
Zycor Labs Inc.

Multi-functional luggage solution

A multi-functional luggage solution and interactive wireless luggage management system is disclosed. In one implementation, the luggage has a horizontally extending electronic device storage and charging tray compartment positioned strategically in its top portion and accessible through an opening in the top surface of the luggage.
Incase Designs Corp.

Invisible leash system

An invisible leash electronic dog collar system and mobile device user interface for training a pet dog to stay within a user-defined space, distance or radius from the user, or predetermined home space or local area map. Additional configuration settings and functionality is provided through a mobile device or smartphone application based user interface.

Wireless configuration of wireless distribution system (wds) wi-fi range extenders using non-wi-fi wireless communication channels

A configuration server detects a network change and initiates a configuration process. A smartphone executing a mobile app communicates with the configuration server with a cellular data network transceiver (e.g., a 3g or 4g transceiver), and communicates with slave base stations with a bluetooth transceiver (e.g., a bile transceiver) or other one-to-many wireless channel.
Cloudmondo, Inc.

Multiple input multiple output (mimo) audio signal processing for speech de-reverberation

Audio signal processing for adaptive de-reverberation uses a least mean squares (lms) filter that has improved convergence over conventional lms filters, making embodiments practical for reducing the effects of reverberation for use in many portable and embedded devices, such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, and hearing aids, for applications such as speech recognition and audio communication in general. The lms filter employs a frequency-dependent adaptive step size to speed up the convergence of the predictive filter process, requiring fewer computational steps compared to a conventional lms filter applied to the same inputs.
Synaptics Incorporated

Signal detection, recognition and tracking with feature vector transforms

A method for obtaining object surface topology in which image frames of a scene (e.g., video frames from a user passing a smartphone camera over an object) are transformed into dense feature vectors, and feature vectors are correlated to obtain high precision depth maps. Six dimensional pose is determined from the video sequence, and then used to register patches of pixels from the frames.
Digimarc Corporation

Method and system for imaging and analysis of anatomical features

A method and system are provided for characterizing a portion of biological tissue. This invention comprises a smartphone and tablet deployable mobile medical application that uses device sensors, internet connectivity and cloud-based image processing to document and analyze physiological characteristics of hand arthritis.
Etreat Medical Diagnostics Inc.

Referral and collaboration based social media platform for brand marketing, brand management, and customer relations management

A marketing and crm platform for restaurants, grocery stores, pharmaceutical companies, retail establishments, online ecommerce retailers, in conjunction with a vendor profile, customer profile, and social network is described. The platform may provide incentives, loyalty, discounts, sales, markdowns, barcode coupons and offers from vendors and customers, for engagement activity in-store or online or referral of customers to the vendor, customer, or group's social networks.

Adaptor for attaching portable terminal

Provided is an adaptor for attaching a portable terminal, said adaptor enabling a smartphone to be simply attached to and detached from a microscope. The present invention is provided with a first adaptor on the smartphone side, and a second adaptor on the microscope side.
Microscope Network Co., Ltd.

Optical central venous pressure measurement

This document describes optical central venous pressure measurement. To determine the central venous pressure (cvp) of a person optically, video of a right side of the person's neck is captured.
Google, Inc.

Techniques and apparatuses for co-operative traffic management

A person may utilize multiple connected devices, such as smart watches, user equipments (ues), smartphones, tablet computers, and/or the like, which may each be assigned unique phone numbers. Operators may assign a common phone number to the multiple connected devices; however, the phone number is not used in the access stratum path of a radio access technology resulting in multiple paging procedures being performed for the multiple connected devices.
Qualcomm Incorporated

Apparatus and methods for the encoding of imaging data using imaging statistics

Methods and apparatus for the encoding of imaging data using pre-stored imaging statistics. Many extant image capture devices, including without limitation, smartphones, handheld video cameras, and other types of image capture devices, typically include, for example, auto-exposure (ae), auto-white balance (awb) and auto-focus (af) modules in an image signal processing (isp) pipeline.
Gopro, Inc.

System, device, and interactive communications among mobile devices and ip-connected screens

Device, system, and method of interactive communications among mobile devices and internet protocol (ip) connected screens. A system enables rapid and efficient generation of an interactive application, that has a screen-side component able to nm on ip-connected screen, and that has a mobile-side component able to run on smartphones, tablets, smart-watches, and other mobile electronic devices.
Screemo Ltd.

Smartphone-based methods and systems

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

Umbrella with wireless tether

The umbrella cooperates with a software application adapted to run on a mobile communications device wirelessly synced to the umbrella. The umbrella includes a communications module adapted to transmit a wireless beacon signal in response to the detection of movement of the umbrella.

Automatic connected vehicle subsequent owner enrollment process

The present invention is directed toward an automatic connected vehicle subsequent owner method and system for automatically wiping personal data from the vehicle, transitioning remote services access to a subsequent owner, and delinking the vehicle from their smartphone or other interactive communication link. In one more embodiments, a computer implemented method provides for delinking customers and deregistering vehicles from original owners where those vehicles have been subsequently sold, discontinued, or otherwise transferred for the customer's ownership..
Aeris Communications, Inc.

Automated property management, authorized entry, and reservation system platform

A system and method for providing authenticated access for a user to a restricted physical space via a mobile device is described. The system employs a smartphone application, which facilitates a user's reservation of a selected seat and space within a shared space.

Apparatus and video zooming by selecting and tracking an image area

The principles disclose a method enabling a video zooming feature while playing back or capturing a video signal on a device (100). A typical example of device implementing the method is a handheld device such as a tablet or a smartphone.
Thomson Licensing

Controlling a lens for adjustable vision correction

A device for controlling a lens for adjustable vision correction is provided. The device, e.g., a smartphone, comprises circuits to determine if a user of the device is gazing at the device, and, if the user is gazing at the device, to determine a distance between the eye and the device, and to control the lens to adjust its focal length based on the determined distance.
Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson (publ)

Sterilizing case

A sterilization case can be reduced, and it is possible to reliably sterilize not only the surface of a mobile communication device but hidden portions thereof as well. A sterilization case includes a case main body and a cover body.
Matsuda Design Ltd

Portable beverage brewing and beverage analyte tracking devices and systems

Disclosed are systems, devices and methods for providing a beverage brewing and analyte tracking portable platform. In some embodiments of the disclosed portable beverage brewing and analyte tracking technology, an intelligent beverage management system includes a portable brewing device in communication with a user's mobile device (e.g., smartphone, smartwatch, etc.) for monitoring and controlling consumption and metabolism of caffeine and other compounds from beverages consumed using the portable brewing device and/or other beverages logged by the user.
Teango Technologies, Inc.

Livestock biosecurity system and use

The present invention relates in general to a biosecurity system for the livestock industry, and more specifically, animal production facilities. The livestock biosecurity system comprises a biometric recognition component, a cloud database, and a smart device (e.g., smartphone, tablet, laptop, etc.).
Novetechnologies, Llc

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

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

Systems and methods for performing fingerprint based user authentication using imagery captured using mobile devices

Technologies are presented herein in support of a system and method for performing fingerprint recognition. Embodiments of the present invention concern a system and method for capturing a user's biometric features and generating an identifier characterizing the user's biometric features using a mobile device such as a smartphone.
Veridium Ip Limited

Controlling a device by tracking the movement of a finger

A method, system and computer program product for controlling a device (e.g., smartphone) by tracking a movement of a target (e.g., finger). A channel impulse response which characterizes signal traversal paths with different delays is estimated.
Board Of Regents, The University Of Texas System

Digital healthcare practice system for digital citizens

The smart pocketable integrated device used is remotely controlled by the physician and has smarts build to make it very user friendly and is wirelessly connected to an application running on a smartphone/tablet/laptop which is connected to physician server.. .

Method, device, and system of differentiating between a cyber-attacker and a legitimate user

Devices, systems, and methods of detecting user identity, differentiating between users of a computerized service, and detecting a cyber-attacker. A user utilizes a desktop computer, a laptop computer, a smartphone, a tablet, or other electronic device, to interact with a banking website or application, a retailer website or application, or other computerized service.
Biocatch Ltd.

Smartphone case assembly

A smart phone case assembly for selectively attaching an electronic device to a limb includes a case. The case may contain an electronic device thereby facilitating the electronic device to be manipulated.

Mounting a smartphone to robotic accessor of automated data storage library

According to one embodiment, a method for mounting a wireless capture device to an accessor to capture images of an operation in a data storage library includes mounting a bracket to the accessor, where the accessor is configured to transport data storage cartridges in a library environment. Moreover, the bracket is configured to receive a wireless image capture device therein, and the bracket is mounted in a position to orient the wireless image capture device to capture images while the accessor is transporting data storage cartridges..
International Business Machines Corporation

Mounting a smartphone to robotic accessor of automated data storage library

According to one embodiment, a computer-implemented method for remotely controlling a capture of images of a data storage library during operation thereof with a bracket on an accessor includes pairing a remote controller to a wireless image capture device that is coupled to a bracket mounted on an accessor, instructing the wireless image capture device to start recording images of the data storage library during operation thereof, including movement of the accessor, thereafter, instructing the wireless image capture device to stop recording images of the data storage library during operation thereof, and instructing the wireless image capture device to save the recorded images to a file.. .
International Business Machines Corporation

System and creating, processing, and distributing images that serve as portals enabling communication with persons who have interacted with the images

A system and method for processing, storage, distribution, and interaction with electronic images created or captured by mobile devices having network communications capabilities, such as smartphones, allows a user whose image-displaying device includes enhanced viewer software to use an image displayed on the image-displaying device as a portal for communication with others who have interacted with the image, including authors and facilitators of the image. Watermarking and security measures are provided to enable source and content verification of a displayed image so that user morphing of imagery can be tracked to maintain stability of image-based interaction and so that malicious imagery tamper can be prevented..
Tautachrome, Inc.

System and detection, exploration, and interaction of graphic application interface

A gui (graphic user interface) application recognition and interaction system enables application-agnostic and device-agnostic recognition and interaction through use of image and text pattern recognition. The gui device includes a gui client application that provides wide range of functionalities.

View virtualization and transformations for mobile applications

Application mobilization has assumed importance given has assumed importance given the proliferation of smartphones amongst the enterprise workforce, and other users. Existing techniques to mobilize applications incur high overheads in terms of time, cost, and effort.
Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Wireless pressure testing system and methods of use

A pressure measuring device/system that is capable of measuring the pressures of multiple systems in an automobile, including cylinder pressure, fuel pressure, transmission oil pressure, and engine oil pressure, and is capable of displaying and/or recording the measured pressure values remote from the device taking the measured remote pressures. The pressure measuring system has a remote interface and a sensor configured to communicate wirelessly with each other.
A & E Incorporated

Calibration of initial orientation and position of sports equipment and body segments for inertial sensors

A system and method for calibrating an inertial motion sensor attached to an article of sports equipment or to a body segment in accordance with the user's initial orientation and location at the beginning of a sports motion. The sensor captures real-time motion data and the calibrated initial orientation and location provide absolute heading angle and starting position of the equipment or body segment in a spatial frame.
Diamond Kinetics, Inc.

Analyte sensor receiver apparatus and methods

Receiver apparatus for use with an analyte sensor, and methods of operation and manufacturing. In one embodiment, the analyte sensor is an implanted/implantable blood glucose sensor, including oxygen-based detector elements.
Glysens Incorporated

Smartphone-based handheld ophthalmic examination devices

Various examples of methods, systems and devices are provided for ophthalmic examination. In one example, a handheld system includes an optical imaging assembly coupled to a user device that includes a camera aligned with optics of the optical imaging assembly.
Arizona Board Of Regents On Behalf Of The University Of Arizona

Fogless shower mirror with radio

A fog-free shower mirror with a built-in speaker and radio receiver for playing music. The radio component may pair with a bluetooth-enabled smart device (e.g.
Marche International Llc

Fabric with embedded information beacon

A composite fabric is disclosed in which an information beacon is embedded within the composite fabric to assist with loss prevention, anti-counterfeiting, locating lost individuals or the like. In embodiments, layers of fabric may be joined using adhesive, stitching, quilted stitching, riveting, or other means to securely house an information beacon.
Baby De La Baye, Inc.

Wireless pairing of personal health device with a computing device

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

Artificial intellegence for loss prevention tags

Methods, systems, and devices for preventing the loss of valuable items using beacon notifications are described. A loss prevention tag is a small, discreet electronic tag which can be attached to belongings in order to prevent them from being lost.
636 Arapahoe Ave. # 13

Method for displaying video frames on a portable video capturing device and corresponding device

A video capturing method and portable video capturing devices like smartphones, tablets, digital cameras or digital camcorders are disclosed. The method for displaying video frames on a display screen coupled to a portable video capturing device comprises displaying on the display screen, the video frames and a visual indicator indicating the orientation of the portable video capturing device in case where the orientation of said portable video capturing device is portrait or upside down landscape with respect to a reference orientation of said portable video capturing device and were said portable video capturing device is capturing at least one video frame..
Thomson Licensing

Super directive array of volumetric antenna elements for wireless device applications

Antenna arrays that provide directive radiation over multiple frequencies, multiple polarizations, and/or operate in modes that reduce unnecessary radiation into a nearby human body. The arrays are particularly adapted for use with handheld wireless devices, such as smartphones, tablets, and cellular phones..
Ami Research & Development, Llc

Multiple-body-configuration multimedia and smartphone multifunction wireless devices

A multifunction wireless device having at least one of multimedia functionality and smartphone functionality, the multifunction wireless device including an upper body and a lower body, the upper body and the lower body being adapted to move relative to each other in at least one of a clamshell, a slide, and a twist manner. The multifunction wireless device further includes an antenna system disposed within at least one of the upper body and the lower body and having a shape with a level of complexity of an antenna contour defined by complexity factors f21 having a value of at least 1.05 and not greater than 1.80 and f 32 having a value of at least 1.10 and not greater than 1.90..
Fractus, S.a.

Electronic access control and location tracking system

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

System for determining a subject advertisement's impressions and unique reach

This system is a set of newsstands connected to cloud-based servers. Each newsstand has at least one monitor.
Redpost, Inc.

Detecting user viewing difficulty from facial parameters

A method to determine whether a user is experiencing difficulty visually resolving content is disclosed. The method includes capturing one or more images of the user while the user is viewing the content.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Family cultural contents service method and system

The present invention relates to a family cultural contents service method and system which, when a user captures (shuts) a photograph or video related to the user's family using a smartphone and posts same in real time on a family cultural space, allow members of the user's family to respectively check the photograph or video by using their own terminals or participate with a reply or a message responding to the posted contents and by using other contents, so as to form a family history. The family cultural contents service system according to the present invention is characterized by comprising: a contents collecting unit for collecting uploaded image data acquired in real time from a user terminal; a shut-tree generating unit for generating a shut-tree when the image data is uploaded; a space forming unit for forming a 3d space corresponding to the shut-tree; a service providing unit for providing a family cultural contents service in the 3d space corresponding to the shut-tree; and a controller for controlling to generate a shut-tree when uploaded image data is received in real time from the user terminal, or generate a 3d space corresponding to the shut-tree and provide a family cultural contents service in the 3d space..

Solar-powered charging umbrella with usb ports

A solar-powered umbrella has a cap structure that is connected by hinges to struts. The struts are relatively rigid and positioned above the umbrella shade and house solar panels.
Zon

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.

Cost-effective mobile connectivity protocols

Structures and protocols are presented for signaling a status or decision concerning a wireless service or device within a region to a network participant or other communication device (smartphone or motor vehicle, e.g.).. .
Elwha Llc

Electronic device with slidable control button

The slidable control button device provides inputs to an electronic communication device such as a smartphone. When the slidable control button is moved to positions within a grooved path, it acquires additional functionalities.

Method and system for operating technological devices of automating technology

The invention relates to a method and a system for operating a technological device, in particular a device of automating technology such as a controller, sensor or actor by a mobile device such as a smartphone, tablet or pda, wherein information is exchanged via a wireless communication connection between the technological device and the mobile device. In order to broaden the scope of the function of the technological device at least temporarily, it is provided that at least one software component which can be invoked by the technological device for executing one or more functions is hosted in a runtime environment of the mobile device, and that the at least one software component is invoked via the wireless communication connection by invoking a function of the technological device and is executed and is used in the runtime environment of the mobile device..
Schneider Electric Industries Sas

Location based support request messages responsive to alert recommendation

A set of condition monitoring sensors may provide signals indicative of current conditions local at a user device (e.g., a smartphone). An alert recommendation platform may automatically analyze the signals and decision logic to generate an alert recommendation and output an alert signal.
Sap Se

System and determining valid request and commitment patterns in electronic messages

A system and method are provided for comparing portions of text in electronic messages with potential request/commitment information components, determining if individual portions correspond to a request/commitment information component, and determining if a set of portions correspond to a valid request/commitment information pattern. A set of valid request/commitment information patterns is provided.

System and method enabling location, identification, authentication and ranging with social networking features

An extensible system for intercommunication between smartphones and intelligent digital cameras that permits acquisition, identification, authentication and communication outside the cellular and networked interfaces. This concept provides a means for smartphones to intercommunicate securely and directly without network, or radio based wireless connection and to provide private visual and motion-image data communication at reasonable rates between parties outside of the cellular network.
The Quantum Group Inc.

Image recognition system, image recognition method, hologram recording medium, hologram playback device, and image capture device

It is made possible to read holographic barcodes with such portable information consoles as smartphones to perform judgment of authenticity. In this process, by controlling from the portable information console side the light sources illuminating the hologram, it is possible to add a strong authenticity judgment function without a major increase in cost and also without building any special infrastructure..

Integrated vehicle occupant safety system

An integrated vehicle occupant safety system to alert an emergency responder at regular intervals is disclosed. The integrated vehicle occupant safety system comprises a sensor module placed at one or more predetermined positions inside a vehicle is configured to send a signal to a communication device via a wireless transmitter after a predefined time on detecting the occupant activity inside the vehicle.

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Safe driving monitoring system

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

Reverse-beacon indoor positioning system using existing detection fields

Indoor positioning systems and methods including a reverse-beacon for location determination and presence sensing technology. The reverse-beacon is any device comprising a transceiver and a computer operating with system nodes and will generally be in the form of a smartphone or other mobile computer.
Ivani, Llc

Mirror system and method enabling photo and video sharing by means of bidirectional communication

A mirror system and method which is capable of sharing photos and videos by bidirectional communication may be provided. A photo or video of clothes worn by the user, which is obtained by the fact that user's figure reflected in a translucent display mirror capable of interacting with a smartphone on the basis of an internet of things (iot) network is photographed as it is in real time, is transmitted as it is to the smartphone.
Stylemirror Co., Ltd.

Scalable asset location and tracking and sensor monitoring system

A scalable tag detection, location, tracking, recovery, and data collection system uses a social network of mobile devices, such as smartphones, as readers, to find lost or stolen goods that are tagged, or to read data or sensor values from tags at remote locations. A network service apparatus compiles ids of tags of interest into a data structure representing a subset of all tagged items, and transmits the data structure information to the participating mobile devices.

System and improving touchscreen operability

An apparatus for improving touchscreen operability and methods for making and using the same. The apparatus comprises a sheet for attaching to a touchscreen.
Haloband, Llc

Rotating head-up display device

The fixed portion of the rotating module fixed to the base and the rotating portion of the rotating module fixed to the display module are provided as image rotating mechanism, and the adjustment module is provided to operate for rotating and projecting enlarged images, to thereby conveniently rotate images corresponding to horizontal screen and vertical screen of a smartphone or a tablet.. .

Ventilation-mounted holder, in particular for electronic devices

A ventilation-mounted holder for attachment on a ventilation lamella assembly in vehicles for mounting electronic devices or other articles includes a carrier body onto which a holding bracket for engagement over a ventilation lamella is arranged on the back-side, and a holding device for a smartphone or a tablet is arranged on the front side. The carrier body is configured as an elongated carrier arm.

Habitat control system

The present invention consolidates and centrally organizes, among other things, the control of and communication with equipment and sensors placed in or adjacent to a habitat. In an embodiment of the invention, a system for controlling and recognizing habitat components comprises: a main controller comprising an integrated circuit (ic chip) containing information and programming for associated habitat components and a communication component for transferring updated programming and data to associated components via cable, wifi, bluetooth, or infrared; and a habitat component having an integrated circuit (ic chip) which contains operating data and acts as an identifier of the component, allowing an application on a smartphone or the main controller to automatically recognize the device and control programs..
Current Usa, Inc.

Image forming apparatus

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

Mobile app to update phone number automatically

A method is proposed for automatically updating the user's new phone number in all the contact's smartphones directly, without requiring an individual to manually update their contacts by text, email, or by using an application for maintaining of contact information. The mobile application provide flexibility for the user to change the phone number anytime and update the number directly in their contact's smartphone, tablet or computer.

Systems and methods for business power management pertaining to wireless power transfer

The disclosure relates to providing system and methods for providing business and personal wireless power management functionality in a wireless power transfer network using a power management software application including monitoring and gathering data pertaining to the mobile device and the wireless power transfer network and further enable intelligent business data analysis of such a network. The wireless power transfer system allows wireless power transfer to electrical mobile devices of users such as smartphones, laptops and the like, at home, office and various public areas, and may be centrally monitored and controlled.
Powermat Technologies Ltd.

Context-based smartphone sensor logic

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

Image processing apparatus, controlling the same, and storage medium

A camera scanner captures an image of a document stand on which an object is placed using a camera unit. The camera scanner obtains an ip address of an electronic terminal (a smartphone) and an identifier of an image from the image of a display screen of the electronic terminal placed on the document stand by detecting and decoding a qr code.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Training in dispensing a medicament

A medicament-free device (e.g., a smartphone device) for simulating a medicament dispenser may include a sensing device and a processor. The sensing device may sense a user action performed upon the medicament-free device and may output sense data.
Teva Uk Limited

Mobile, wearable, automated target tracking system

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

Signal encoding to reduce perceptibility of changes over time

The present disclosures relates generally to digital watermarking and data hiding. One claim recites a smartphone comprising: a camera to capture video of a display that is rendering video, in which the video comprises a first watermark signal embedded in a first portion of the data, a second watermark signal embedded in a second portion of the data, and a third watermark signal embedded in a third portion of the data, in which at least two of the first watermark signal, second watermark signal and third watermark signal are inversely related to one another; electronic memory for buffering data representing captured video; one or more electronic processors programmed for: applying a first perspective distortion to the data representing the captured video to yield first perspective distorted video; and analyzing the first perspective distorted video to detect digital watermarking, in which a second perspective distortion is applied to the data representing the captured video to yield second perspective distorted video when the analyzing does not detect digital watermarking, and then performing analyzing the second perspective distorted video to detect digital watermarking.
Digimarc Corporation

Mobile application user interface for efficiently managing and assuring the safety, quality and security of goods stored within a truck, tractor or trailer

A system and method for ensuring the safety of goods transported via highway, particularly humanly consumable goods, is taught by the present invention. Three main aspects include a smart phone hub, a portable sensor for monitoring the transported goods and a physical locking mechanism to lock the trailer.

Electronic form mobility hand-off

Apparatus and method by which editing control, but not ownership, of electronic documents are transferred from one device, such as a desktop personal computer, to a mobile device, such as a tablet or smartphone. Online forms residing in a catalog on the server are associated with a customer.
Access Eforms, L.p.

Display control apparatus and display control method

The present invention has an object of implementing a multi-window using an os for smartphones that does not support multi-display. The display control apparatus according to the present invention is a display control apparatus using an operating system for smartphones, and includes: a window creator that creates a window for each of displays; a window allocator that allocates the windows to a plurality of applications; and a display controller that obtains respective display information items from the plurality of applications, and causes the displays to display the display information items according to the allocation of the windows, the displays corresponding to the respective windows.
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

Virtual reality viewer and input mechanism

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

Interactive book and interactive presentation and receiving of information

A method for interactive intercommunication with a book is presented. Method provides a possibility to get accompanying materials, in particular comments, updates, related informations in any form, etc.

System and applying a low frequency magnetic field to biological tissues

A system and method for applying a low strength, low frequency magnetic field therapy to biological tissues. A coil is excited with a low frequency oscillating current, e.g., 10-1000 hz.
Qoravita Llc

Integrated stroboscopic eyewear for sensory training

A wireless, programmable and customizable, integrated stroboscopic, eyewear device used as a training tool to enhance the user's sensory processing systems and overall neuro capability (including the underlying pyscho-motor functions). This device functions to elevate and improve the user's perceptual and cognitive processing skills and further measures and collects sensory data from the user during training including heart rate and other bio statistics.
Blw Ip, Llc

Continuous analyte monitoring system

An improved analyte monitoring system having a sensor and a transceiver with improved communication and/or user interface capabilities. The transceiver may communicate with and power the sensor.
Senseonics, Incorporated

Smart retractable holster harness system for electronic devices

A retractable holder for a smartphone is formed with a housing, a connection mechanism for connecting and disconnecting the smartphone to the housing, a first lanyard loop comprising lanyard cords that are reeled onto or deployed from cord storage spools located inside the housing, a second lanyard loop comprising lanyard cords that are reeled onto or deployed from cord storage spools located inside the housing and a lanyard control mechanism. The lanyard control mechanism applies a retracting force to each of the cord storage spools, the retracting force operational to reel the lanyard cord extending from the housing in a deployed state to the cord's respective cord storage spool and to enable a user draw out and deploy a fixed length of the lanyard cord from the cord's respective cord storage spool.
Palms Free Inc.

Support of shoulder hands-free for mobile devices

Hands-free support for mobile devices which includes a frame with two semicircular handles joined by a horizontal bar. In the center of the toolbar is located an elongated support at the end of which the mobile device that you want to use is fixed (smartphone, tablet, camera, video camera, etc.) to set what makes up the invention.

Method and internet service availability notification

Internet connectivity services provided by mobile wireless stations deployed in drones, balloons, airplanes etc. May be intermittent and in some cases event-driven, such as in response to emergency and natural disasters.
Google Inc.

Device, system, and wirelessly controlling electronic devices and appliances

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

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.

(smartphone) camera cover case specifications

The new art to a smartphone case is the design and idea to cover the front and rear cameras of a smartphone manually via sliding cover over the smartphone front and rear cameras. There are currently no such smartphone case in the marketplace.

Compact sound studio

A compact, battery-powered, pocket-sized recording studio with headphones to offer consumers—in a device about the size of a smartphone—a means of recording, editing, mixing, and transferring their own vocal music, complete with backing instrumental and vocal tracks, special effects, harmonies, bass-lines, and drum-beats. Primarily appealing to aspiring musicians, the compact sound studio would also be ideal for motivational speakers, priests and ministers, actors, and more..

Systems and methods for identifying articles of clothing

Systems and methods for allowing sight impaired or blind persons to identify articles of clothing utilizing “smart labels” which comprise identification information, wherein the identification information is contained in, represented by, or interpretable via raised indicia (e.g., raised lettering or braille), smart codes, global positioning system (gps) technology, magnetic stripes, radio frequency identification (rfid) technology, near field communication (nfc) technology, microprocessors, bluetooth technology, or combinations thereof. These smart labels are unaffected by normal usage such as washing, folding and crumpling to allow sight impaired or blind persons to tactually, or via an electronic interpretation device, e.g., personal computer, a smartphone, computer tablet, magnetic stripe reader, nfc communicator, rfid reader, or bluetooth device, comprehend the identification information of the smart label..

Fall detector and alert system

A fall detection and alert system and associated methods are described. The system includes a right footwear item and a left footwear item, each of which includes foot pressure sensors, communications circuitry configured to transmit foot pressure signals from the pressure sensors to a mobile device, such as a smartphone, and a power source.

Determining vehicle occupancy using sensors

A method of determining occupancy of a vehicle along a route is determined by processing data generated by two different smartphones reported to be travelling in the same vehicle. An app executing within each smartphone.
International Business Machines Corporation

Computer-implemented providing on-demand expert advice to a consumer

Described is a computer system and computer-implemented method for providing on-demand advice through a computer communication network to a consumer. The consumer, from a network-connected computing device, makes an information request relating to an object, such as a product or service through their smartphone or computing device.
Chickadvisor Inc.

Rfid tag and methods of use and manufacture and rfid monitoring cabinet and smart phone case and methods of use

A smart phone carrier comprising an electrical panel on flexible foil with uhf rfid reader module, bluetooth communication controller connected by silver conductive ink for reading thin rfid (radio frequency identification) tags, including but not limited to those manufactured as described herein, and communicating location, tracking, and monitoring to a smart phone or network of smartphones. A smart rfid cabinet with controlling unit comprising a controlling computer having memory comprising connected shelves in electronic communication made of glass fiber coated with a carbon alloy material with integrated rfid antennas on each shelf to locate, track and monitor rfid tags with or without regard to a specific shelf for a wide variety of applications, including being attached, affixed to, woven in, or otherwise enclosed within clothing, scrubs, towels, linen, consumer products, office supplies, food products, and other goods and inventory..
Smarthin Technologies, Inc.

Digital assistant integration with music services

A digital assistant supported across devices such as smartphones, tablets, personal computers (pcs), wearable computing devices, game consoles, and the like is configured to interact with one or more music and/or search services so that various user experiences, content, or features that enhance a user's involvement with music and other media content can be integrated with the digital assistant and rendered as a native digital assistant user experience. The digital assistant is configured to behave like the user's personal radio host or disc jockey (dj), for example, by determining the user's intent and preferences, maintaining awareness of history and context, performing tasks and actions to curate personalized playlists and offer them at contextually-relevant times and places, providing information, recommendations, content, and commentary relating to the user's music, and proactively interacting with the user to make existing music easy to find and new music easy to discover..
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Card and application program

A card functions as a credit card or a cash card, the card including: a card management section configured to (i) transmit card information to a smartphone, (ii) accept from the smartphone an instruction for activating the card, and (iii) activate the card in accordance with the instruction thus accepted; and a battery which is rechargeable and is configured to supply electric power used in the card.. .
Aps S.a.

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..

Systems and methods for fueling motor vehicles

Methods and systems can automate the delivery of motor vehicle fuel while reducing the need for operator involvement and driving to a gas station. A server with access to a database and in wireless communication with computers installed in a motor vehicle can collect data from the computers including vehicle fuel level and vehicle geographic location.
Lazzeri Società Agricola A R.l.

Access management system

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

Smart phone platform for kids

A phone and system is disclosed which includes a programmed button(s) that initiates a telephone call from the phone to a second phone. In some embodiments, the phone may be a toy or instructional equipment configured to provide for example, children a device to learn how to converse over a telephone call with trusted parties.

Methods and systems for invoking functions based on whether a partial print or an entire print is detected

Systems and methods are described herein for expanding the functionality of a print scanner. The scanner may be programmed to invoke a different function if only a portion of a print is detected rather than a full print.
Rovi Guides, Inc.

Dual network sending application

The present invention relates to a method of transmitting transactional data using software (app) installed on a device capable of wirelessly accessing both the internet (data network) and voice network (a.k.a. Smartphone) from a user/client device to a system/service provider continuously, without prompt-response for each transactional parameter..

Access management system

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

Chemical and physical sensing with a reader and rfid tags

A method of detecting a stimulus can include detecting an output from a radio frequency identification tag including a sensor. A smartphone-based sensing strategy can use chemiresponsive nanomaterials integrated into the circuitry of commercial near field communication tags to achieve non-line-of-sight, portable, and inexpensive detection and discrimination of gas phase chemicals (e.g., ammonia, hydrogen peroxide, cyclohexanone, and water) at part-per-thousand and part-per-million concentrations..
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

On-site visualization of component status

Embodiments of the present invention enable a portable computing device such as a smartphone or a tablet computer, to capture one or more codes for one or more corresponding components positioned in proximity to the portable computing device, and to convey the one or more codes to a management system. Upon receiving the one or more codes, the management system can be configured to convey, to the portable computing device, an identification and a status of each of the one or more components.
International Business Machines Corporation

Game machine and process

A smartphone has an application to play a fantasy sports game at a specific location, the fantasy sports game being under control of a server. The fantasy sports game uses data obtained from a second server that is updated based on a real-life sports game being played.
Jrtr Software, Llc

Method for implementing a computer game

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

Earbud electrocardiogram monitor and associated systems and methods

A method of monitoring a health status of a patient using a monitoring system comprising a processor, an electrical signal conversion unit, and a pair of earbud electrocardiogram (ecg) monitors. Each earbud monitor comprises conductive electrode component (e.g., physiological-type sensor) configured to receive biopotential signals from a respective ear of the patient.
Medicomp, Inc.

Quest Diagnostics Investments Inc.

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Wearable system configured to receive audio signals through dock

A wearable system configured to receive audio signals through a dock includes a wearable device (e.g., earphones) and the dock. The wearable device stores user-end audio files and a token therein and has a first connection port (e.g., a pogo-pin socket).
Fuelstation Inc.

Switching between watches or other accessories

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

Monitoring system

A monitoring system has sensors for monitoring a comfort of a user. For example, a motion sensor may detect movements as the user lies or plays in the monitoring system.
Enfant Terrible Design Ab

System for managing mobile cleaning services

A system for ordering cleaning services remotely, using an application downloaded into a smartphone or the like. A commercial provider of cleaning services maintains a fleet of vehicles provided with cleaning apparatus.

Graphical interfaced based intelligent automated assistant

The present invention is an intelligent automated assistant that can be implemented using any of a number of graphical interface operated platforms such as a smartphone to facilitate user interaction with the device by a unique adaptive graphical interface, to manage functionalities of: mathematical calculations; telephony, smart dial; speed dial of phone numbers, apps and actions; input of text; definition, calculation and management of time values and their utilization in the creation or edition of calendar events, schedule reminders/tasks, timers and alarms.. .

Autonomous personal mobility systems

Autonomous personal mobility systems including one or more personal mobility vehicles, each personal mobility vehicle including a navigation system configured to provide autonomous point-to-point navigation within a specified geographic area, and one or more sensors configured to detect obstructions proximate to the personal mobility vehicle, so as to enable the navigation system to avoid the detected obstructions. The system includes one or more kiosks configured to store the one or more personal mobility vehicles and charge the one or more personal mobility vehicles while stored.
Ford Global Technologies Llc

Liquid crystal display with energy harvesting led backlighting

A novel liquid crystal display (lcd) is alternately operable in an active display mode, in which its led array is forward biased and the leds emit backlight, or in an inactive display mode, in which the led array is reverse biased and the leds function as photo diodes that harvest the energy of ambient light to generate a photovoltaic (pv) current used to charge the battery of a device, such as a smartphone, in which the lcd is embedded. In one embodiment, the lcd is also alternately operable in a semi-active display mode, in which one or more selected segments of the led array are forward biased, and the leds of the selected segments emit backlight, while one or more unselected segments are reverse biased, and the leds of the unselected segments generate the pv current to charge the rechargeable battery..
Hyperion Technology, Llc

Foldable stereoscopic viewing apparatus

A stereoscopic viewing apparatus for use with a smartphone including a pair of lenses and a viewer body preferably fabricated at low cost from a single paper sheet. The sheet is provided with a pair of fold lines which define first and second sheet segments separated by a lens mounting segment.

Non-invasive monitoring lusitropic myocardial function in relation to inotropic myocardial function

A system and method for non-invasively monitoring the hemodynamic state of a patient by determining on a beat-by-beat basis the ratio of lusitropic function to inotropic function as an index of myocardial well-being or pathology for use by clinicians in the hospital or by the patient at home. In one embodiment of the system a smartphone running an application program that is connected through the internet to the cloud processes electronic signals, first, from an electrocardiogram device monitoring electrical cardiac activity, and second, from a seismocardiogram device monitoring mechanical cardiac activity in order to determine such ratio as an instantaneous measurement of the hemodynamic state of the patient, including such states as sepsis, myocardial ischemia, and heart failure..
The Cooper Health System

Wearable electronic media support and storage system

An adjustable, wearable support and storage system for suspending electronic media, particularly tablet computers, ereaders, and smartphones, in a hands free manner outward from the body in virtually any position.. .

Sound localization for an electronic call

A smartphone provides a voice of a person during a telephone call to a user of the smartphone in binaural sound. The smartphone stores hrtfs of the user, and a digital signal processor (dsp) processes the voice of the person with the hrtfs so the voice of the person externally localizes in the binaural sound at a sound localization point (slp) that is in empty space at least one meter away from a head of the user.

Smartphone camera case

A device to encase a smartphone is provided. The smartphone has an input component.
Pixl Toys, Inc.

Wireless portable personal cyber-protection device

A wireless, portable, personal, cyber-protection external device is used to protect other mobile user devices from cyber-attacks. The invention described herein is a small, smartphone form factor piece of hardware containing a complete single board computer.

Electronic access control and location tracking system

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

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).

Method for payment authorization on offline mobile devices with irreversibility assurance

A methods for payment authorization (10) on mobile devices (dm) such as smartphones, tablets or any others available, which may be offline; the method for payment authorization (10) comprises the compilation of sequential steps of method (m1) of the payer (20) with method (m2) of the operational system (50) or application that constitutes a logical structure for alignment with the method (m3) of the payee (30), resulting in authenticated payment (pg) of financial transactions (tf) with assurance of “non-repudiation” through generation of a private key (51) and public key (52), as well as association of positive identification (21a) and personal identification (21b) of the payer (pg) with the mobile device (dm); said methods (m1), (m2) and (m3) are executed on mobile devices (dm) with enough processing capacity for execution of encryption algorithms and which may be used for issuing payment orders (pg), on-site or otherwise, carried out with financial resources (rf) or credit limits (lc) such as bonuses, points, products, tickets, etc. Of the payer (20) of the device (dm)..
Matera Systems Inc.

Smart fence

This disclosure relates to a remotely controlled fence comprising a means for sensing an unauthorized entry, an image capturing device to capture the image of the unauthorized object, a speaker, a microphone, a humidifier to create a chill out area, a display unit for showing the weather temperature of the surrounding, a radio fm device for a musical chanson and a medium for news to the listener, a lighting unit, a plurality of solar panel hoods and a means for communication interface to transmit the related information to the user. Further, the fence is optimized to control all functions using a mobile app or a web technology with a user interacting device such as computer, tablet, smartphone and the like..

Method and device for determining a signal aspect for a rail vehicle

A method for determining a signal aspect representing the vacant or occupied state of a track section for a rail vehicle, in particular a maintenance or construction vehicle, on a cbtc track. In this case, the rail vehicle does not have an on-board cbtc device.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

Transmission device, transmission method, and program

Techniques for wireless transmission of data are provided, in which data representing a plurality of frames of a time-sequential signal are encoded. The encoded data are temporarily retained in a memory buffer before wireless transmission.
Sony Corporation

Sound localization for an electronic call

A smartphone provides a voice of a person during a telephone call to a user of the smartphone in binaural sound. The smartphone stores hrtfs of the user, and a digital signal processor (dsp) processes the voice of the person with the hrtfs so the voice of the person externally localizes in the binaural sound at a sound localization point (slp) that is in empty space one meter away from a head of the user..

Cloud based personal services system

A personal identification, tracking, entertainment and communication system is provided that is sufficiently flexible and intelligent to address a variety of applications and needs. In one embodiment, an electronic accessory such as an electronic bracelet or the like is provided.

Techniques for implementing a portable spectrum analyzer

Techniques are provided for implementing a portable spectrum analyzer. An example system, according to an embodiment, includes a signal analyzer including an rf receiver to receive rf signals from an antenna, an analog-to-digital converter to generate a sampled signal based on the received rf signals, and a signal analysis co-processor to perform cognitive scanning analysis of the sampled signal.
Bae Systems Information And Electronic Systems Integration Inc.

Apparatus for powering an electrical device from different battery packs

An apparatus for powering an electrical device from different type battery packs is presented. The device includes a housing with a power management unit within the housing and a plurality of input connectors.

A method, system and software application for providing context based commercial information

A method for providing context based commercial information, as well as a corresponding system and software application. The method includes establishing of a voice communication session, such as a telephone call, between a first party using a mobile communication device, such as a smartphone, and at least one other party using a remote communication device via a communications network.
C Conjunction Ab

Virtualization input component

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

Information processing device and information processing method

An information processing device, which can be a smartphone, and method can obtain input information and display switching information for switching to a screen of a program based on the obtained input information.. .
Yamaha Corporation

Head mounted display

Head-mounted display (hmd) provides a virtual reality to a user that controls the hmd with a keyboard. The hmd has a housing with a left lens and a right lens, a smartphone that includes a display, a camera that captures video signals of the keyboard, and a processer.
Tower Spring Global Limited

Portable communication device for transmitting touch-generated messages

The invention relates to a portable communication device for transmitting touch-generated messages to at least one addressee, by means of touch gestures carried out by a user on a touch-sensitive panel of the device. This device seeks to cover certain communication demands that are not satisfied by smartphones and their accessory devices; in particular, for those persons who are not in the capacity or condition to access or properly use existing products, either permanently or momentarily.

Methods and systems for geometrical optics positioning using spatial color coded leds

A method and system of indoor positioning associated with a smartphone includes installing one or more color led identifiers on a ceiling associated with an indoor location and dividing the indoor location based on the one or more color led identifiers into one or more cells. One or more images of the one or more color led identifiers are captured through a camera associated with the smartphone.

Vest and motion sensitive wand for interactive game play

An interactive magical themed game played by one or more players. Each player is equipped with a motion sensitive wand, capable of casting infrared spells, a vest, capable of receiving infrared spells, and a smartphone, capable of displaying scores and creating user profiles.

Gaming machine controller and use

An application enabling a player to utilize a portable computing device, such as a smartphone, to function as a game controller for a gaming machine. The user would receive and return an associating link code to initiate a communication link between the gaming machine and the portable computing device by way of tapping, manually entering the code, or scanning an image of the code.
Prism Solutions, Inc.

Multi-party emergency calls

A user of a communications device such as a smartphone may place calls to emergency services using the device. The device may be configured to automatically initiate a conference call in response to a user request to initiate an emergency services call.
T-mobile Usa, Inc.

Website authentication using an internet-connected device

The invention is an authentication framework that enables a user to log in to a website using an internet-connected device, such as smartphone, smart watch, smart glasses, or tablet, while browsing on a computer. The framework makes it easier for people with certain disabilities to log in to a website, such as by removing the mandatory step of entering usernames and passwords while giving users multiple options through which they are establish their identity using internet-connected devices.
Syracuse University

Charging case for an electronic device

A charging case for a smartphone device includes a main body having an opening shaped and configured to retain the smartphone device therein. In addition, the charging case includes a control unit integrated into the main body and having a device connector configured to plug into a compatible port of the smartphone device when secured into the opening.

Portable wearable primary device which communicates data to secondary device that is in communication with multiple networks and related communication systems

A personal portable communication device and system is provided which includes a handheld beacon that has a controller, a short range signal transmitter, and a power source, and at least one switch, an indicator light and a short range signal receiver that transmits and receives signals to a secondary relay communication device such as a smartphone wherein the secondary device sends second communication signals including messages according to predetermined instructions to predetermined destinations.. .
Silent Beacon, Llc

Transmission device having data storage function and capable of being in a folded state by magnetic force

A transmission device having a data storage function and capable of being in a folded state by a magnetic force includes a first transmission port (e.g., a lightning plug) at one end, a second transmission port (e.g., a usb plug) at the other end, a flexible bending portion in the middle section, two magnetically attractive portions respectively adjacent to two opposite ends of the bending portion, and a card reader or data storage unit. Once the first transmission port is connected to a portable device (e.g., a smartphone) to allow the portable device to read data from the transmission device, the bending portion can be bent so that, by the magnetic force of the magnetically attractive portions, the transmission device is rendered into a folded state and is partially hidden behind the portable device to facilitate holding and avoid getting loose and falling off..

Intelligent productivity monitoring with a digital assistant

A digital assistant supported across devices such as smartphones, tablets, personal computers (pcs), wearable computing devices, game consoles, and the like is configured to interact with a productivity system so that various user experiences, content, or features that enhance a user's productivity can be integrated with the digital assistant and rendered as a native digital assistant user experience. The digital assistant is configured to actively participate with the user to set and achieve productivity goals for example, by determining the user's intent, maintaining awareness of context, performing tasks and actions, providing productivity status and notifications, and interacting with the user to help the user stay productive and avoid distractions..
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Screen to protect display from laser beam damage

Some embodiments are directed to a flat screen, such a display associated with a computer monitor or smartphone, having a display side and a non-display side. The flat screen may be adapted to substantially cover a display such that the display-side is proximate to the display.

Systems including janus droplets

Embodiments described herein may be useful in the detection of analytes. The systems and methods may allow for a relatively simple and rapid way for detecting analytes such as chemical and/or biological analytes and may be useful in numerous applications including sensing, food manufacturing, medical diagnostics, performance materials, dynamic lenses, water monitoring, environmental monitoring, detection of proteins, detection of dna, among other applications.
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

Information processing system and information processing method

An example of an information processing system includes a plurality of game machines, a smartphone, and a server system. Game processing is performed in the game machines, and information based on the game processing is transmitted to the server system.
Nintendo Co., Ltd.

Smartphone-controlled active configuration of footwear, including with concavely rounded soles

A smartphone or other mobile computer device, general purpose or specialized, wherein the smartphone device is configured to actively control the configuration of one or more bladders, compartments, chambers or internal sipes and one or more sensors located in either one or both of a sole or a removable inner sole insert of the footwear of the user and/or located in an apparatus worn or carried by the user, glued unto the user, or implanted in the user. The one or more bladders, compartments, chambers, or sipes, and one or more sensors are configured for computer control.

Toy and app for remotely viewing and playing with a pet

An app and associated toy are disclosed that allow a smartphone user to play remotely with a pet by controlling the movement of a remote spot of light. A remote camera allows the user to see and record video of the pet playing.

Lineshark Audio Inc.

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Wirelessly-networkable device and configuring such a device

A method of configuring a device includes associating a network-connectable device (such as a wi-fi thermostat) with a first identifier (such as a first account) established on a network server; using a mobile communication device (such as a smartphone), accessing the network-connectable device using the first identifier, and setting or verifying in the network-connectable device one or more operating parameters (such as a set-point) of the network-connectable device; after setting or verifying the one or more operating parameters, removing the association of the network-connectable device with the first identifier, and permitting association of the network-connectable device with a second identifier (such as a second account) established or to-be-established on a network server and access to the network-connectable device and verification or setting of the one or more operating parameters of the network-connectable device using the second identifier.. .
Icm Controls Corporation

Mounting a smartphone to robotic accessor of automated data storage library

In one embodiment, an apparatus includes an accessor configured to transport data storage cartridges in a library environment, and a bracket configured to receive a wireless image capture device therein where the bracket is positioned to orient the wireless image capture device to capture images while the accessor is transporting data storage cartridges. In another embodiment, a method for mounting a wireless capture device to an accessor to capture images of an operation in a data storage library includes mounting a bracket to the accessor, where the accessor is configured to transport data storage cartridges in a library environment, where the bracket is configured to receive a wireless image capture device therein.
International Business Machines Corporation

Portable computer app providing distance measurement

The present invention relates to an app on a smartphone, or other portable computer, which can be used to control a camera, or other device, for measuring the distance between the smartphone and a desired object or location.. .

Contactless fingerprint recognition method using smartphone

The present invention relates to a contactless fingerprint recognition method using a smartphone and, more particularly, to a contactless fingerprint recognition method using a smartphone, which can generate an optimal fingerprint image without distortion regardless of various standards of built-in camera lenses of smartphones, has compatibility with a fingerprint image of a conventional optical fingerprint recognition device that has been widely popularized, and enables the fingerprint image to be converted into an image that meets the requirements of the international standard (iso19794-4) and into optimal recognized fingerprint data (iso19794-2), so that the utilization of contactless fingerprint recognition is further improved.. .
Winningi Co., Ltd.

Portable virtual-reality interactive system

A portable virtual-reality interactive system includes a computer that is interoperable with a smartphone, a flexible roll-up mat that has an electrically-activated stiffening mechanism and a projector for projecting a virtual keyboard onto the mat. The stiffening mechanism includes embedded coils surrounding a flexible electrical wire.

Methods and systems foe electronic device interactions

Methods and systems provide for interactions by one or more mobile computing devices, for example, smartphones (cellular and network linked), smart bands, smart watches, augmented and virtual reality headsets, which alone or in combination form mobile computing device systems, through localization, mapping of points of interest (pois), pointing, selection, engagement and control of controllable electronic devices.. .
Snapback S.r.l.

Vital sign monitoring via touchscreen using bioelectric impedance

Methods and apparatus for detecting body vital signs through the use of a bioelectric impedance spectroscopy (bis), either by (a) direct contact with the person (such as through one or more of their fingers) or (b) measurement of reflections from a field projected into the person's body. The techniques may be implemented using the projected capacitive touch array in a device such as the screen of a smartphone or tablet computer, or the touchpad of a laptop computer..
Ami Research & Development, Llc

Computer-implemented scoring fish

Computer-implemented methods use the location processor (e.g. Gps) of a networked mobile wireless telecommunication computing device such as a smartphone to determine the location where a fish was caught.
Hayden Equities Inc.

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

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

Index of everyday life

A mobile phone connected to a fleet of radio transceiver chips that can be individually identified by the mobile station, which automatically are associated with a photo when the phone camera is used in proximity. The transceiver chips have a small loudspeaker, vibrator and/or light emitter for producing an alarm, and the transceiver chip also can determine and send back its location to the mobile phone.

Smartphone antenna in flexible pcb

A thin, flexible antenna module is provided for use in a smartphone. When the antenna module is assembled in the smartphone, the antenna module provides an mst antenna and an nfc antenna.
Aq Corporation

Smartphone antenna in flexible pcb

A thin, flexible antenna module is provided for use in a smartphone. When the antenna module is assembled in the smartphone, the antenna module provides an mst antenna and an nfc antenna.
Aq Corporation

Wireless passenger proximity detection system for autonomous vehicles

A system and method are provided and include a controller that controls a door lock actuator system of an autonomous vehicle. The controller is configured to receive a request for transportation from a server in communication with a smartphone.
Denso International America, Inc.

Guided purchasing via smartphone

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

Smart scan peripheral

A smart scan peripheral is capable of attaching to a mobile computing device (e.g., a smartphone) allowing the resulting combination to be used like a traditional gun scanner. The scan handle peripheral does not require a power source or any electrical connection to the mobile computing device but can operate to still relay trigger pull information to a running application on the mobile computing device.
Hand Held Products, Inc.

Systems and methods for health monitoring

Behavioral intervention improves the efficacy of treatments designed to encourage healthy behaviors such as smoking cessation, adherence to food regimen after surgeries, and avoiding overeating. Aspects of the present disclosure relate to a health monitoring system that leverages wearable sensors, mobile devices (e.g.
Lumme Inc

Device for handheld operation and method thereof

A device (100) for handheld operation, such as a mobile phone, a mobile terminal, a smartphone, a user equipment (ue), a tablet, a phablet, a media player, a remote control, or a gaming console, is provided. The device is operative to detect an imminent or prevailing indication of an unstable operation of the device when being held by a hand (110) of a user of the device, and, in response thereto, to increase a grip between an outer surface (101, 103) of the device and one or more fingers (111-114) of the hand.
Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson (publ)

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

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

Sleepiness calculation device

A sleepiness calculation device is provided. In a smartphone, i/f obtains heart rate of the subject measured by a heartbeat sensor and measurement time, determines active state of a subject in the state discriminant section, and send it to a server.
Pioneer Corporation

Smartphone based peak flow meter

Peak flow meters are often used by asthma patients to monitor their physical condition. It is imperative that a peak flow meter is conducive to patient usage and recording.

System and wireless communication

Disclosed is a wireless communication system and method for its use. In certain embodiments, wi-fi packets and bluetooth packets are transmitted between multiple devices including pods, smartphones, computing devices, and appliances.
Ikabit, Inc.

Touch screen device embedded on fashion item as complementary display screen for smartphone

The present invention is about a smartphone system with two touch screen displays. Fashion items such as handbags, backpacks, toolboxes and jackets etc., which are carried or worn in daily life by most women, students and professionals, usually have a flat surface area much bigger than the screen of a typical smartphone.

Portable electronic wireless lock for efficiently managing and assuring the safety, quality and security of goods stored within a truck, tractor or trailer transported via a roadway

A portable electronic wireless lock for ensuring the safety of goods, including humanly consumable goods. The lock is controlled by a smartphone, which also acts as a communications hub between the lock and a truckload owner or supervisor.

Systems and methods for displaying a control scheme over virtual reality content

Systems and methods for displaying a control scheme according to various aspects of the present technology include a generating and displaying a control scheme over interactive content displayed on a personal display headset. In one embodiment, the control scheme is superimposed over the interactive content displayed on a headset at the same time the control scheme is active on a secondary control device such as a tablet or smartphone.
Fighter Base Publishing Inc.

Aggregation system for item retrieval

Various systems, mediums, and methods herein describe mechanisms that enable a user to send a request from her smartphone to multiple retriever devices, such that an item may be retrieved for the user. At least one of the users of the retriever devices may accept the request to retrieve the item for the requesting user.
Paypal, Inc.

Methods and systems enabling access by portable wireless handheld devices to data associated with programming rendering on flat panel displays

Flat panel displays can broadcast their identity for discovery by handheld devices interested in obtaining data associated wit, video programming displayed on the displays. An application can be downloaded and activated on smartphones that will enable them to capture an image of the video programming and recognize is with the help of a remote server, or wirelessly obtain a list of available (discovered) flat panel displays (multiple screens, depending on venue) that allow wireless access to data associated with video programming displayed (or previously displayed and stored in a queue) on flat panels.

Simple authentication of elements in blister packages

A simple and quick verification of the authenticity of a blister of elements, such as pills in the pharmaceutical industry, is provided. The pills packaged in a blister can be authenticated using mobile imaging devices such as a mobile smartphone.
I-property Holding Corp.

System for anonymous communication from a user to the publisher of a scannable label

“publishers” generate individual qr codes which may be either displayed on a smartphone or printed on a physical label, and “consumers” scan and decode those codes for secure and private communication with the publishers, without either party knowing the phone number or email address of the other party. At least one profile associated with the publisher is an anonymous profile that permits the disclosure of only a specified subset of the otherwise available information about that publisher, and that information is not directly embodied in the displayed code, but rather is stored on a secure remote server which is selectively accessible by the consumer.

Apparatus and matching barcodes

A smartphone and its camera are programmed to function as a barcode scanner, and analyzing the data encoded in a barcode, which also is programmed to “learn” a master barcode and then scan product barcodes to determine if a product is being loaded onto the correct shipment. A can choose one of the following modes of operation to start a code match operation: one-to-one, one-to-many, many-to-some, or box mode..
Barcode-test, Llc

Attachment including a mirror that changes an optical path of a camera device

Disclosed herein is an attachment for a smartphone. The smartphone may include i) a camera with an image sensor and a focusing lens located on a back side of the smartphone for capturing an image of a target area; and ii) a white light source on the back side of the smartphone.
The Code Corporation

Torque sensing system with wireless two-way communication

A torque sensing system which includes a torque sensor capable of wirelessly communicating torque and misalignment data to a smartphone or a tablet using a protocol such as wi-fi or bluetooth technology, and wirelessly communicating commands from the smartphone or table back to the torque sensor. The torque sensor electronics include an rf coil for taking power off of a stationary housing to a rotary shaft and one or more accelerometers for indicating misalignments..
Futek Advanced Sensor Technology

Wireless hvac and infotainment system control for autonomous vehicles

A system and method are provided and include a controller that controls at least one of an hvac system and a window actuator system of an autonomous vehicle. The controller is in communication with a server and is configured to receive a request for transportation from a smartphone in communication with the server.
Denso International America, Inc.

Methods and providing improved visual and optionally tactile features on a substrate

Methods and apparatus provide for an improved visual and optionally tactile features on a visible element of an article, such as a consumer electronic device (e.g., a mobile electronic device, a mobile phone, a smartphone, a tablet, a phablet, a notebook computer, a laptop, etc.).. .
Corning Incorporated

Graphical user interface optical narrowcasting

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

Video conferencing support device

A system and method are provided and include a rotatable smartphone cradle mounted in a pedestal and configured to receive a first smartphone. The pedestal has a controller configured to communicate with a remote control server.
Denso International America, Inc.

Information retrieval and display for an ivr system

The invention herein disclosed provides the display of stored information when creating a dialstring for use with mobile smartphones and other computer-enabled telephones. A software app recognizes input from the user (such as the initial digits of a phone number) that identifies the organization to be called, and accesses stored representations of information about or provided by the company along with the ivr phone tree for that organization.

Enhancements to data-driven media management within an electronic device

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

Mobile application user interface for efficiently managing and assuring the safety, quality and security of goods stored within a truck, tractor or trailer

A system and method for ensuring the safety of goods transported via highway, particularly humanly consumable goods, is taught by the present invention. Three main aspects include a smart phone hub, a portable sensor for monitoring the transported goods and a physical locking mechanism to lock the trailer.

Light-sensing heads-up display with reflective and emissive modes

A light-sensing heads-up display device for automobiles is provided with an emissive mode and a reflective mode. The emissive mode is activated when an ambient light sensor detects the vehicle is operating in relative darkness.

Smartphone enabled urinalysis device, software, and test platform

A urinalysis device including a device body having a port for electronic communication with a handheld computing device and holding a test strip for insertion into urine and collecting a sample. A method of using the urinalysis device with a handheld computing device, by taking a urine sample, electronically coupling the urinalysis device to the handheld computing device through the port, obtaining raw data a test strip within the urinalysis device, sending the raw data to the handheld computing device, and further analyzing the raw data.
Wellmetris, Llc

Open retinoscope couplable to a smartphone

The invention relates to a novel open retinoscope comprising: a body (3) comprising a light source (31) oriented in the longitudinal direction and a first coupling means (32) for coupling to a volk lens (51) holder in a longitudinally sliding manner; a volk lens (51) holder (5), coupled in a longitudinally sliding manner to the body (3), where the holder (5) comprises a second longitudinal sliding coupling means (52) which is complementary to the first longitudinal sliding coupling means (32) of the body (3); and a smartphone adaptor (2) which can be connected to the body (3) in a transversely sliding manner.. .
Hospital San Juan De Dios Del Aljarafe

Portable rotating spit with remote temperature monitoring

A portable rotating spit for grills including a blade mounted on a cylindrical support in which the electronic device is installed. A bearing engages the support and is screwed into a ring which is threaded into the thread of the rotating assembly of the blade of the spit.
Boucle - ImportaÇÃo E ExportaÇÃo Ltda - Me.

Parcel box for drone delivery

A parcel receiving system for receiving a package preferably delivered by a drone to an automated parcel box positioned adjacent an opening in the building. It has an extendable platform adapted to extend out of opening 8 and receive package.

Method and system for authenticating an individual's geo-location via a communication network and applications using the same

A method and associated system for authenticating an individual's geo-location via a communication network is disclosed. The method comprises the steps of: a) providing an individual with a smartphone having a gps receiving unit associated with a communications network; b) providing the individual with a biometric user identification technology; c) obtaining via the communications network the geo-location of the smartphone utilizing the gps receiving unit; d) identifying the user with the biometric user identification technology by obtaining biometric characteristics that are unique to each human; and e) verifying the biometric user identification technology is within a preset proximity to the smartphone to authenticate the individual's geo-location.

Call 911 the app

A mobile application including a computer program designed to run on smartphones, tablet computers, and other mobile devices and allow the user to be directly connected to 911 with exact location information. In use, the user would download an application and be prompted to set-up locations where they are most commonly located.

Passive and active location tracking for mobile devices

An apparatus, system, and method for tracking users by using a background-embedded observer are described. The observer is embedded within one or more application residing on a device, such as a smartphone.

Shirt with radiation blocking pocket and harness

Garments with radiation-reducing pockets and harnessing are described. A shirt can include a pocket made of a radiation-reducing material to place an electronic device such as a smartphone within.

Decorative device

A decorative cover includes a lenticular lens sheet, an outer frame, a connection point, and a plurality of led chips. The outer frame is fitted onto an outer periphery of a smartphone.
Fujifilm Corporation

Wireless communication energizer and monitoring unit for electric fencing and method therefor

An electric fence monitoring unit and an integrated energizer/monitoring unit with remote control and communication capability using gsm based cellular technology, and a method for the use thereof, is provided. A simple set of commands can be used and sent, such as through text messaging (sms) or a smartphone application, to control and/or receive information from the monitoring unit including alerts sent to the user in the case of faults or changes in fence loading.
Woodstream Corporation

Monitoring living beings

A system (1) for monitoring living beings, such as persons, pets or livestock comprises a monitoring device (10) for monitoring a living being and a user device (20), such as a smartphone, which devices are arranged for communicating via an internet type connection (40), and a server (30) arranged for communicating with the user device (20) via a further internet type connection (50). The server (30) is provided with a software program for periodically initiating, through a software program in the user device (20), a protocol for testing the internet type connection (40).
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Multi-function data key

A data key for secure financial and other types of data transactions with a key-shaped case, lightbox touch sensor carrying a removable wafer, processor, secure memory, general-purpose memory, battery, antenna, speaker, microphone, and a dual-purpose usb and chip pin pad. Bluetooth, nfc and/or rfid provides the ability to pair the data key through a wireless channel with another device, such as a smartphone, using a pairing button on the back of the data key.
Uqontrol, Inc.

Method and system for reporting and monitoring location-related activities of mobile devices

This application relates to reporting and monitoring a location of a mobile device. Disclosed is an attendance recording service in which when an employee requests attendance recording using a mobile application installed in a smartphone, the smartphone communicates with a server and records clock-in and clock-out of the employee.
Blue Night Co., Ltd.

Retail inventory management services through personal mobile devices

A system is disclosed for providing retailer controllable access to consolidated inventory management services through a retail worker's personal smartphone. The system—operable largely within and through the retailer's private computing network—comprises data nodes, an enterprise service bus, and a device application.
Wal-mart Stores, Inc.

Hardware-based software-resilient user privacy exploiting ephemeral data retention of volatile memory

Various features relate to the providing software-resilient user privacy within smartphones or other devices by storing and processing all pertinent values needed for user privacy—such as security keys and access attempt counters—in hardware, such as within a system-on-a-chip (soc) processor formed on an integrated circuit (ic). For example, an on-die ephemeral volatile memory (evm) device may be employed for storing access attempt counters or other parameters used to control malicious attack countermeasures.
Qualcomm Incorporated

System and payment using a mobile device

A system and method is disclosed for a contactless payment enabled smartphone in which a user can toggle between multiple payment methods, i.e. Multiple different credit/debit card accounts, by predefined user actions, alone or in combination with the act of changing the physical orientation of the smartphone, and complete a payment transaction using the selected payment method via a contactless, wireless transmission..
Mastercard International Incorporated

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

(3) a digital logic device, coupled to the first and second data memories, for comparing the digital images stored in the first data memory with digital images stored in the second data memory and for producing a gun control signal to set the gun lock device in the locked state when a digital image of a viewed person or object is substantially the same as a protected person or object.. .

Maritime navigation assistance server system and maritime navigation assistance method

The present invention contributes to vessel navigation safety, by applying conventional navigation technology and using smartphones or other wireless communication terminals to provide a chart according to vessel type. Provided is a server system 3, which: receives, from wireless communication terminals 2 which are carried by users aboard vessels 4, position information of the wireless communication terminals 2 and information of the sizes of the vessels 4; creates, in response to the sizes of the vessels 4, navigation trajectory information formed from time series position information of the vessels 4; and, with the navigation trajectory information as an input, updates navigable course information for each size of the vessels 4..
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

Ophthalmoscope

The invention relates to an adapter for modifying a mobile communication device such as, but not limited to, a smartphone, tablet computers or webcam to create an ophthalmoscope or fundus camera for ophthalmoscopy or fundus imaging comprising an illumination device, including component parts thereof; and a method of testing eye function and producing images using said camera and associated illumination device. The invention has application in both the medical and veterinary practices.
Greater Glasgow And Clyde Health Board

Enhanced multifunctional computing device

In an aspect, collaboration of first and second browsers respectively resident on first and second computing devices is disclosed. A first world wide web (www) browser on a first computing device, such as a portable smartphone carried by a user outdoors, responds to a user request for download of a media content from an online resource by requesting a second www browser on a second computing device, such as a personal computer located at a user's home, to locally download the media content over network.

Security authentication system for membership login of online website and method thereof

Disclosed is a security authentication system for a membership login of an online website capable of ensuring a safe membership login without having to directly entering a membership id and a password for a membership login of a certain online website on a user terminal being used in association with a smartphone for a private or public purpose, and a method thereof.. .
Ebay Korea Co., Ltd.

Social engineering through gamification

A simulation module is embedded in a popular video game which simulates the functioning and use of one or more new subsystems. The game is chosen to be one which would possibly implement one of these subsystems in the course of the game.
Wal-mart Stores, Inc.

Network of tags

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

Method for biometric human identification based on electrocardiogram and ptt smart watch system using the same method

A ptt smart watch system using a biometric human identification (hid) method based on electrocardiogram which provides a ptt service through interworking with a server including an electrocardiogram database, the ptt smart watch system comprising: a plurality of user terminals enabling biometric hid and ptt communication; and a server configured to receive electrocardiogram data and a ptt message from a first user terminal of the plurality of user terminals, transmit the electrocardiogram data to an electrocardiogram database, and transmit the ptt message to at least one second user terminal of the plurality of user terminals which enters a corresponding ptt channel when biometric hid is identified from the electrocardiogram database. A biometric hid method based on electrocardiogram enhances security in a ptt communication system, and allows a convenient use.
Dodotdo Co., Ltd

Garment with waistband pocket

A garment made includes at least a waist portion, a first leg portion, and a second leg portion. The waist portion further includes a pocket on the front of the garment, where the pocket is defined by at least the waist portion and a backing panel.
Under Armour, Inc.

Secure pairing of devices via pairing facilitator-intermediary device

The present inventions, in one aspect, are directed to systems and circuitry for and/or methods of establishing communication having one or more pairing facilitator-intermediary devices (for example, a network connected server) to enable or facilitate pairing and/or registering at least two devices (e.g., (i) a portable biometric monitoring device and (ii) a smartphone, laptop and/or tablet) to, for example, recognize, interact and/or enable interoperability between such devices. The pairing facilitator-intermediary device may responsively communicates information to one or more of the devices (to be paired or registered) which, in response, enable or facilitate such devices to pair or register.
Fitbit, Inc.

Smartphone bluetooth headset receiver

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

Logging encrypted data communications for qoe analysis

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

Method of assisting use of an electronic device on-board a vehicle

Aspects of the disclosure relate to a method of assisting the use of a portable and rechargeable consumer electronic device (50) on-board a vehicle (20). Advantageously the method may be utilised in a motor vehicle and comprises determining that a portable consumer electronic device (50), such as a smartphone is connected to a controller (90) on-board the vehicle.
Jaguar Land Rover Limited

Method, system, and providing notification pertaining to actionable condition of electrical shop tool

A processor receives measurement data from a measurement device (md) connected to an electrical shop tool (est). The md can sample electrical signals of a circuit connected to a sensor, such as a current transformer, and provide measurement data based on sampled signals.
Snap-on Incorporated

Distributed credential lock system

At a facility or system of facilities wherein desks in associated facilities are rented or assigned to individuals on a temporary basis, sometimes called a distributed desk facility, electronic locks are provided for the desks and associated cabinets to be used by renters or employees. Via a server either at the facility or in communication with the facility, a system-registered user reserves a desk via smartphone.
Digilock Asia Ltd.

Method for smartphone-based accident detection

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

Presence aware terminals

The various embodiments herein each include at least one of systems, methods, and software for presence aware terminals. Some such embodiments enable a user carrying a mobile device, such as a smartphone, tablet, smartwatch, or a handheld computing device having a radio device (e.g., bluetooth® or near-field communication (nfc)) to be automatically recognized at a terminal.
Ncr Corporation, Law Dept.

Colored time software system

The present invention relates to how musicpad llc programs and it's software for computers, tablets and mobile app, web based and native platforms will display information by using assigned colors, not limited to but includes variations of red, yellow, green to assist user on finding status's on events, sales of tickets and hotel lodging on a device such as smartphone or tablet. The users location will determine if any tickets, events or hotels available within distance that correlate with user's preferences.

Methods and a computing device for maintaining comments and graphical annotations for a document

In various implementations, a first computing device (such as a cloud-based server) receives, from a second computing device (e.g., a notebook computer, tablet computer, or smartphone): (a) a graphical annotation for a document displayed on the second computing device, and (b) a comment for the graphical annotation. The first computing device stores the graphical annotation in a database in a graphical annotation data entity, stores the comment in the database in a comment data entity, and associates the graphical annotation data entity with the comment data entity within the database..
Workiva Inc.

Method for acquiring and communicating data of a smart-metering meter and device for executing the method

Mobile units moving in a local network environment and at times in the vicinity of meters of the network, at least temporarily bypass relay functions of a concentrator operated in a stationary manner, if the relay function is not yet available, for instance during construction, for radio communication of data packets of the meter linked into the smart-metering network to a center. The mobile units are persons and/or vehicles with communication devices such as smartphones for long-distance links over the internet or in the mobile radio standard.
Diehl Metering Systems Gmbh

Method, system, and reporting data pertaining to actionable condition of electrical shop tool

A measurement device (md) includes a processor to sample electrical signals of a circuit connected to a sensor, such as a current transformer, and to provide measurement data to a processing system (ps) based on the sampled electrical signals. An electrical circuit carrying ac electricity to and from an electrical shop tool (est) can pass through the sensor.
Snap-on Incorporated

Air treatment appliance

An air treatment system is provided which includes an appliance and a replaceable cartridge installable therein. The replaceable cartridge contains a liquid compound to be aerosolized and has a cartridge outlet through which the aerosolized compound is discharged during operation.
Prolitec Inc.

Newborn computer applications

An electronic version for how to care for an infant child on smartphone/tablet devices. Students will access the application via the appstore/play store on their device and will be provided login information from their administrator/teacher.
Interactive Applications, Llc

Apparatus and methods for dynamic role switching among usb hosts and devices

Apparatus and methods for usb hosts and usb devices to dynamically switch roles such that a product which initially operates as a usb host may instead operate as a usb device and vice versa. Products such as smartphones and tablets which initially operate as usb devices may dynamically switch roles to become usb hosts.
Mcci Corporation

Method for guiding parking mode in remote automatic parking support system

A method for guiding a parking mode in a remote automatic parking support system is provided. The remote automatic parking support system includes a first mode and a second mode.
Hyundai Motor Company

Detecting power outages using smartphone sensors

Detecting an outage in an alternating current (ac) electrical network. One or more time-stamped and location-stamped data packets, each data packet including magnetic sensor data collected by one or more non-contact magnetic sensors in a mobile device in proximity to the ac electrical network are received.
International Business Machines Corporation

Method for guiding parking mode in remote automatic parking support system

A method for guiding a parking mode in a remote automatic parking support system is provided. The remote automatic parking support system includes a first mode and a second mode.
Hyundai Motor Company

Fantasy sports game which scores a matrix which a participant populates periodically with picks

A fantasy sports game which scores a matrix, which a participant periodically populates with picks. After the games are actually played, the matrix is scored, with the scoring being dependent on the picks and their placement on the matrix.
Gamestreaks, Inc.

Configurable secure mobile tool for ami and amr metering systems

Disclosed herein are apparatuses, methods and systems for a configurable and secure mobile tool for advanced metering infrastructure (ami) and automatic meter reading (amr) metering systems, wherein the tool comprises a suite of mobile apps that run on a mobile device (e.g., tablet, smartphone) and have functionality to support the installation, maintenance, service, diagnostics and configuration of meters in ami and amr systems. The mobile app may remotely synchronize through a secure communication channel with a server in communication with a database that contains configuration settings and related data created by an administrator utilizing an administrator station.
Honeywell International Inc.

Method for customizing controlled smartphone

A method for customizing a controlled smartphone involves downloading a source code and relevant development tool for android 5.1, compiling a rom package to produce a version of rom having the master app, flashing the smartphone with the rom, creating states of “deactivated” and “activated” for the smartphone's various functions, and whitelisting the master app for app installation authentication, incoming/outgoing number authentication, and short text message authentication, thereby achieving control over adolescents' web surfing times and hours, visited websites, used application programs and received messages.. .
Green Net World (fujian) Network Technology Co., Ltd.

Vehicle servicing system

A vehicle servicing system comprising: a smartphone; a vehicle servicing app installed on the smartphone, where the app is configured to perform a method, the method comprising: engaging app; inputting vehicle information into app if not already saved, or changed from last time inputted; displaying local participating service shops and pricing for services; determining how long user will be at current location or at other location in the future; determining whether there will be a need for a loaner vehicle; confirming services from a local service shop, if no need for a loaner vehicle; making payment; determining whether user accepts additional services suggested by service shop; payment for additional services, if user accepts additional services. A non-transitory computer-readable medium includes a set of instructions stored thereon that when accessed by a processor enable the processor to run an app to perform a method for vehicle servicing, the method comprising: engaging app; inputting vehicle information into app if not already saved, or changed from last time inputted; displaying local participating service shops and pricing for services; determining how long user will be at current location or at other location in the future; determining whether there will be a need for a loaner vehicle; confirming services from a local service shop, if no need for a loaner vehicle; making payment; determining whether user accepts additional services suggested by service shop; payment for additional services, if user accepts additional services..

Systems and methods for performing fingerprint based user authentication using imagery captured using mobile devices

Technologies are presented herein in support of a system and method for performing fingerprint recognition. Embodiments of the present invention concern a system and method for capturing a user's biometric features and generating an identifier characterizing the user's biometric features using a mobile device such as a smartphone.
Veridium Ip Limited

Modular action camera system

An action camera system is disclosed that comprises an action camera and a mount where the mount is configured to detachably couple the camera. The mount comprises a battery, a base, a body, and a vertical support.
Pathway Innovations And Technologies, Inc.

Underwater case for digital cameras and video cameras

An underwater case for containing a device, such as a camera, a tv camera and the like comprised also in mobile telephones, smartphones, tablets and the like, comprising control means, arranged on a portion of the underwater case, for activating the device when it is positioned internally of the underwater case, comprising an integrated connection module in wireless mode for activating the device by the control means.. .
Easydive Di Benvenuti Fabio

Portable canteen with storage compartments

Canteens with storage compartments are described. Such canteens may have a main body with two separate and distinct cavities, each of which may function as a storage compartment.

Electronic test device data communication

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

Holiday telephone apparatus, system and method

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

Secure and private mobile web browser

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

Safety for wearable virtual reality devices via object detection and tracking

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

Smartphone stereoscope

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

System and facilitating user access to vehicles based on biometric information

Systems and methods are provided for authorizing a user to access an access-controlled environment. The system includes a system server platform that communicates with mobile devices (e.g., smartphones) and on-board vehicle computing devices accessed by users.
Veridium Ip Limited

Personal monitoring for vision loss from macular degeneration

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

Mounting securing a device to a flat monitor

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

Printer status report with encoded image

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

Exclusive social network based on consumption of luxury goods

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

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

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

Emotion type classification for interactive dialog system

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

Laparoscopic instrument holders for surgical simulation and training

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

System and methods for smart and secure package receivers

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

Systems, methods, and devices for commissioning wireless sensors

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

Intraoral appliances with sensing

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

Machine for brewing tea

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

Dynamic face mask with configurable electronic display

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