TMW Enterprises, Inc.
|TMW Enterprises, Inc. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20130331086||PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE CONTROL OF OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICES - A smartphone or other portable electronic device is used to control another electronic device using the existing audio output of the phone without modification. The audio link can be ultra-sonic, sub-sonic, or audible and, if the controlled device has an audio output, bi-directional communications may be achieved using the microphone of the smartphone. The smartphone acts as a control panel to program or operate the external device. In one disclosed example, the smartphone is used to control and tune a portable sports event radio using an acoustic link and tone pattern(s).||12-12-2013|
|20110168778||SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VERIFYING THE CONNECTION STATUS OF COUPLABLE ELEMENTS - A system for verifying the connection status of couplable elements employs a code member having a pattern defining a machine-readable optical code disposed thereupon. The code member is physically divided into a number of separate segments each having a portion of the pattern defined thereupon. These segments are affixed to a series of couplable elements so that when those elements are appropriately coupled together, the code segments will be in an aligned relationship so as to form a particular optically readable pattern of data indicative of proper coupling of the elements. Further disclosed are methods employing the system.||07-14-2011|