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9666013 Cloud-based vending  
In a general aspect, a computer-implemented method can include receiving, at a computing device, a beacon signal including a vending device identifier and sending, to a cloud-based vending...
9662569 Sensor fusion to combine sensor input data from multiple devices into one input stream  
Software gaming applications may be written to accept an input from one or more standard controllers such a joystick with input buttons. However, multiple wearable sensors or hand held MID devices...
9621703 Motion to connect to kiosk  
A user may associate a mobile device such as a smartphone with a public device by imitating a movement pattern for a target with a movement pattern of the mobile device. The physical movement of...
9609482 Cloud-coordinated location system using ultrasonic pulses and radio signals  
In general, this disclosure describes location techniques for a mobile device. A mobile device may request permission from a server device to perform a ranging operation. Responsive to receiving...
9413872 Motion to connect to kiosk  
A user may associate an electronic device such as a smartphone with a public device by imitating a pattern for a target with a gesture of the mobile device. The physical movement of the smartphone...
9282232 Collaborative image control  
Systems and methods of conducting collaborative sessions between mobile devices may provide for determining a time delay associated with a set of participating mobile devices, and determining a...
9215286 Creating a social network based on an activity  
A system for creating an activity-based social includes receiving information from a computing device of a participant in an activity, and determining that the information qualifies the...
9203476 System and method for code communication  
Systems and methods for code communication are provided. A secure system wirelessly transmits, via a magnetic field transmitter, an access code to a handheld wireless communication device as a...
9143944 Secure peer-to-peer network setup  
Apparatuses for peer-to-peer network setup are presented. In one embodiment, an apparatus comprises a wireless processing unit to communicate with a master device. The wireless processing unit is...
9077912 Motion initiated time synchronization  
Systems and methods of synchronizing devices may include detecting a movement of a first mobile device and conducting a time synchronization procedure with respect to a second mobile device in...
9071282 Variable read rates for short-range communication  
In general, techniques and systems for selecting a read rate for short-range communication with a computing device are described. In one example, a method includes detecting, by a computing...
9002930 Activity distribution between multiple devices  
A first application, operating on a first client device, may perform a task. As part of performing the task, the first application may generate a message that includes a command, data, and a list...
8928555 Privacy display  
A display device can include a housing, a processor, and a display assembly. The processor can be arranged within the housing. The display assembly can be operably coupled to the processor and...
8874594 Search with my location history  
A method for incorporating information pertaining to geographic locations previously visited by a user into a search. The method includes: obtaining location information corresponding to a user...
8755785 Collaborative image control  
Systems and methods of conducting collaborative sessions between mobile devices may provide for determining a time delay associated with a set of participating mobile devices, and determining a...
8705707 Labeling communcation device call logs  
A method comprising determining that a phone call has been answered, missed, or terminated, generating an indication of the phone call being answered, missed, or terminated at a graphical user...
8686921 Dynamic geometry management of virtual frame buffer for appendable logical displays  
In general, in one aspect, the disclosure describes an apparatus having a frame buffer having a first area allocated to buffer display information for content to be displayed on a local display. A...
8638190 Gesture detection using an array of short-range communication devices  
In general, techniques and systems for defining a gesture with a computing device using short-range communication are described. In one example, a method includes obtaining position information...
8626135 Communication redirect via short-range communication for digital item retrieval  
In general, techniques for using short range communication, such as near-field communication (NFC), to redirect the communication of a computing device to receive digital items selected at a kiosk...
8565791 Computing device interaction with visual media  
In general, techniques and systems for retrieving supplemental information associated with visual media are described. In one example, a method includes obtaining, by a computing device, position...
8560484 User model creation  
In some embodiments a controller is adapted to receive textual representation of content experienced by a user, to receive information about an interaction by the user with the content, and to...
8515413 Controlling a target device using short-range communication  
In general, techniques and systems for retrieving supplemental information associated with visual media are described. In one example, a method includes obtaining, by a computing device, position...
8504008 Virtual control panels using short-range communication  
In general, techniques and systems for controlling a parameter of a target device are described. In one example, a method includes obtaining, by a computing device, control information from an...
8456381 Device, system, and method of providing an extended display with desired relative display orientation  
Device, system, and method of providing an extended display area with a desired relative display orientation. In some demonstrative embodiments, a mobile device may include a primary display that...
8405572 Privacy display  
A display device can include a housing, a processor, and a display assembly. The processor can be arranged within the housing. The display assembly can be operably coupled to the processor and...
8363586 Social networking and advertisements in a mobile device on a local personal area network  
Methods and apparatus are disclosed for media access control (MAC) layer processing to support social networking and advertisements over the MAC layer of a local personal area network (PAN). An...
8281123 Apparatus and method for managing and protecting information during use of semi-trusted interfaces  
A system and method for managing private information while using semi-trusted interfaces is described. In an embodiment, an intermediate node may receive a first and second communication between a...
8254995 Method and device for communicating data  
A wireless device is disclosed. The wireless device includes a wireless communication module, a data storage module, and a controller for controlling the storage and/or retrieval of data from the...
8170212 Device, system, and method of establishing secure wireless communication  
Device, system, and method of establishing secure wireless communication. A system includes at least one wireless communication device having a sensor to measure one or more parameters of a...
8117284 Unsolicited and unconfirmed computing platform service information  
An apparatus and a system, as well as a method and article, may operate to receive solicited or unsolicited computing platform service information associated with services offered by a plurality...
8107879 Device, system, and method of establishing multiple wireless connections  
Device, system, and method of establishing multiple wireless connections. For example, a system includes: a tag to store wireless connection information readable by a mobile device, the wireless...
8081612 Device, system, and method of selectively activating a wireless network connection  
Device, system, and method of selectively activating a wireless network connection. In some demonstrative embodiments, a mobile device may include a wireless network communication unit capable of...
RE42927 System and method for obtaining and using location specific information  
A location information system uses a positioning system, such as the civilian Navstar Global Positioning System (GPS), in combination with a distributed network. The location information system...
8041951 Code-based communication connection management  
In some embodiments, an electronic apparatus comprises a communication interface, an input/output interface, a processor, and logic to collect, in the electronic apparatus, a first identifier...
7831278 Method and device for communicating data with a personal wireless storage device  
A portable device is provided which includes a wireless communication module, a data storage module, and a controller for controlling the storage and/or retrieval of data from the data storage...
7779193 Method and apparatus for external data transfer in a personal storage device  
A micro-watt class sensing device uses host-computer Input/Output (I/O) capabilities when transferring data to/from the host-computer directly from/to memory in the sensing device. This capability...
7707150 Automatic exchange of information in an ad-hoc computing environment  
Automatic exchange of information in an ad-hoc computing environment is disclosed. According to one embodiment of the invention, a collection agent module facilitates a search for a first device...
7664529 Methods and apparatus for data communication for mobile electronic devices  
According to one embodiment of the invention, a method for discovering the presence of at least one source and target mobile device, automatically displaying a graphical interface to show the...
7483952 System transmitting unsolicited and unconfirmed computing platform service information to wireless devices  
An apparatus and a system, as well as a method and article, may operate to receive solicited or unsolicited computing platform service information associated with services offered by a plurality...
7426403 Methods and apparatus for data communication for mobile electronic devices  
According to one embodiment of the invention, a method for discovering the presence of at least one source and target mobile device, automatically displaying a graphical interface to show the...
7337466 Information hiding through time synchronization  
Authenticating a user operating a portable computing device includes causing a sequence of images to be shown on a display, accepting an input selection from the user indicating that a currently...
7278024 Session authentication using temporary passwords  
Authenticating a user of an un-trusted computing system, the user having at least one portable computing device coupled to a peripheral device, may be accomplished by randomly generating a...
7253800 Manipulative user interface systems and methods  
Two previously virtual concepts, such as, for example, the concept of “me” and the concept of “my data” are reified into physical objects which can be physically manipulated and interact with...
7229017 Laser locating and tracking system for externally activated tags  
A system for identification and tracking of a tag distributed in a room is presented. A laser base station is configured to scan laser beams through a portion of a room. A tag is configured to be...
7202783 Method and system for identifying when a first device is within a physical range of a second device  
A method and apparatus is provided for identifying which one of a plurality of first devices, within a wireless communication range of a second device, the second device is to establish...
7200812 Method, apparatus and system for enabling users to selectively greek documents  
Documents may be greeked in whole or in part prior to viewing. Embodiments of the invention enable users to selectively greek and/or ungreek their documents for viewing in public locations....
7174462 Method of authentication using familiar photographs  
Authenticating a user operating an un-trusted access device includes causing the display, on the un-trusted access device, of a plurality of photographs to the user, at least one of the...
7089288 Interactive context preserved navigation of graphical data sets using multiple physical tags  
A system for N-space navigation of digital data sets. The system includes an electronic tag having a digitally readable identifier, an electronic tag reader configured to read the identifier of...
7082578 Computer user interface using a physical manipulatory grammar  
A method for inputting information to a device connected to a deformable piece includes the steps of manipulating the deformable piece to provide a first morpheme input to the device. The first...
6816859 Rotationally desensitized unistroke handwriting recognition  
A Unistrokes symbollogy in which strokes of like profile (i.e., strokes that are distinguished from each other by their rotational orientation) are rotationally offset from each other by at least...


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