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20110177841VIDEO PROCESSING - A method of processing video comprising a succession of images of a scene to detect movement of an object in the scene, comprising storing a matrix of bytes each representing the difference in intensity of a respective pixel between temporally adjacent images, creating from those bytes a histogram of the frequency at each of a range of positive and negative values of the intensity difference, locating the limits of a central peak of the frequency distribution in the histogram so as to include in the central peak changes due to illumination change and repetitive motions in the background of the scene, determining the proportion of bytes in the remainder of the distribution that are in tails of the distribution on each side of the central peak, repeating the aforesaid process for each successive pair of temporally adjacent images, and providing an output indicative of a moving object and not indicative of illumination change or repetitive motions, in the event that that proportion meets a predetermined criterion.07-21-2011
20110183710UNIVOCAL LABEL TO BE STORED BY OPTICAL DEVICES, METHOD OF PRODUCTION OF THE SAME AND USE THEREOF IN THE ANTICOUNTERFEITING AND IN THE IDENTIFICATION OF PRODUCTS - Described herein are: a univocal label that can be applied to any product, which can be characterized by a logo or else the sign of the manufacturer and/or vendor, which can be detected and acquired with image-acquisition devices and in particular with any photographic camera of a mobile-telephone apparatus; a method for production of said univocal label; as well as its use in anti-counterfeiting and in identification of products.07-28-2011
20100056210LOW RADIATION WIRELESS COMMUNICATOR - A wireless communicator, including a modem operable to transmit and receive voice communication phone calls, a power amplifier coupled with the modem operable to dynamically apply a variable gain factor to voice communications transmitted by the modem, to produce an appropriate power output, and a controller coupled with the modem including a radiation monitor operable to monitor the power output of the power amplifier, the controller being operable to restrict operation of the modem, based on data provided by the radiation monitor, when the cumulative power output produced by the power amplifier exceeds a pre-designated daily cumulative power limit.03-04-2010
20100056207MOBILE PHONE AND METHOD FOR PREVENTING A HIDDEN DEVICE FROM SECRETLY TAKING A PHOTOGRAPH OR VIDEO - A mobile phone for preventing a hidden device from secretly taking a photograph or video. The mobile phone includes a signal detecting unit, a processor, an alarm activating system, and an alarm unit. The alarm activating system is operable to output an alarm when a user of the mobile phone is in a danger state of being taken a photograph or video by a hidden device, by providing a parameter setting function, a signal detecting function, a data analyzing function, and an alarm sending function.03-04-2010
20120184334PORTABLE AUDIO/VIDEO PLAYBACK APPARATUS - A portable audio/video playback apparatus of the present invention comprises an apparatus main body 07-19-2012
20120184333APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING AND EXECUTING CONTENT - An apparatus and method for providing and executing content are provided. The apparatus includes a controller to determine whether the content can be executed in the apparatus. If the content cannot be or does not desired to be executed in the apparatus, then an external apparatus may be sought to execute the content.07-19-2012
20120184332MOBILE PHONE - A mobile phone includes a touch screen, a mobile phone chip, a switch, a remote controller chip, a storage unit, and a signal transmitting device. When the switch is turned on, pictures of first and second controlled objects are displayed on the touch screen by the mobile phone chip. When the first or second picture displayed on the touch screen is touched, the remote controller chip executes computerized instructions stored in the storage unit correspondingly. A number of function icons of the first or second controlled object are displayed on the touch screen. The remote controller chip outputs a control signal according to touched function icons. The signal transmitting device converts the control signal to wireless signals for remotely controlling the first or second controlled object.07-19-2012
20120184331Voice/data/RF integrated circuit - A Voice-Data-RF IC includes a baseband processing module, an RF section, and an interface module. The baseband processing module converts an outbound voice signal into an outbound voice symbol stream, converts an inbound voice symbol stream into an inbound voice signal, converts outbound data into an outbound data symbol stream, and converts an inbound data symbol stream into inbound data. The RF section converts an inbound RF voice signal into the inbound voice symbol stream, converts the outbound voice symbol stream into an outbound RF voice signal, converts an inbound RF data signal into the inbound data symbol stream, and converts the outbound data symbol stream into an outbound RF data signal. The interface module provides coupling between the baseband processing module, the RF section, and with off-chip circuits.07-19-2012
20110190030Cell phone with dual thermometer functionality - A cell phone having dual temperature functionality includes: a) conventional wireless cell phone capability with hardware and software for storage of call data, a display screen and a power source; b) a dual functionality digital thermometer having a first mode for sensing environment temperature and a second mode for sensing human body temperature c) a digital thermometer control, including a selection mechanism for selecting said first mode or said second mode, and an activation mechanism to effect a temperature reading for the selected mode and to effect display of said temperature reading. The digital thermometer is located within and on the cell phone and connected to the display screen for digital display of temperature readings. Some embodiments of the cell phone with dual temperature functionality also include heart rate monitoring features.08-04-2011
20090191912PIN MOUNTING OF CAMERA MODULE - The present invention involves a radio communication terminal comprising a camera module and an information receiving device, wherein said camera module comprise at least one mounting opening, said radio communication terminal further comprise at least one pin, which is connected to said information receiving device, and at least one resilient member, and said pin is adapted to be inserted into said mounting opening of said camera module and to interact with said resilient member to lock the camera module to the information receiving device.07-30-2009
20090191911Current source driver for common ground signal interface - A mobile computing device comprises a housing, a memory, a first current source driver, an audio interface and a processing circuit. The housing is configured to be held in a hand during use. The memory is configured to store audio data. The audio interface comprises a first terminal, a second terminal, and a common ground terminal for the first and second terminals. The processing circuit is configured to control the first current source driver to provide a first audio signal on the first terminal based on the audio data.07-30-2009
20110195747DISABLING OPERATION OF A CAMERA ON A HANDHELD MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE BASED UPON ENABLING OR DISABLING DEVICES - A handheld communication device capable of transmitting and receiving at least voice and text communication. The device has a body assembly including a front face arranged to be directed toward an operator of the device when held in a text communicating orientation. A display screen and a text-input keyboard are included and are each exposed at the front face of the body assembly. The keyboard has a plurality of keys that include a set of alphabetic keys with which either QWERTY-, QWERTZ- AZERTY- or Dvorak-arranged alphabetic characters are associated. An integrated camera assembly is also included that is configured for taking photographs and the communication device enabled to wirelessly communicate photographs taken with the camera assembly to a remote receiver. The camera assembly includes a photo-initiating actuator having an actuated position and an unactuated position and at least one of a selective enablement device or a selective disablement device.08-11-2011
20110195746IMAGE PICKUP LENS, IMAGE PICKUP DEVICE, AND MOBILE TERMINAL DEVICE - An image pickup lens, comprises sequentially from an object side: an aperture stop, a first lens being a positive meniscus lens which has a convex surface at the object side and a concave surface at an image side opposite to the object side, and a second lens having a concave surface at the object side and an image side surface whose radius of curvature on an paraxial region is infinite or a negative value, wherein the first lens is the second lens and the image side surface of the second lens includes an aspheric surface to make a positive power strong toward a lens peripheral region, and wherein the image pickup lens is made to satisfy the following conditional formulas.08-11-2011
20100159983Multi sensor detection, stall to stop and lock disabling system - A multi sensor detection and disabling lock system includes detector cases for holding interchangeable detectors that sample for chemical, biological and radiological compounds, agents and elements, with each detector case disposed in or upon the monitored product whereupon light alarm indicators (color coded) on the detector case light up when a specific compound or agent is detected whereupon the detector case transmits detection information to a monitoring computer terminal and transmits a signal to a lock disabler engaged to the product to lock or disable the product's lock thereby preventing untrained, unauthorized and unequipped individual's from gaining access and entry to the product, and also preventing further contamination of the area. An authorized individual resets the detection system, and the system's power source is electrical, battery or computer generated. In addition, the detection system can be interconnected to surveillance towers scanning detector cases disposed at seaport docks, freight depots and rail terminals for monitoring containers being prepared for shipment or sitting on docks for long periods of time.06-24-2010
20100159985DISABLING OPERATION OF A CAMERA ON A HANDHELD MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE BASED UPON ENABLING OR DISABLING DEVICES - A handheld communication device capable of transmitting and receiving at least voice and text communication. The device has a body assembly including a front face arranged to be directed toward an operator of the device when held in a text communicating orientation. A display screen and a text-input keyboard are included and are each exposed at the front face of the body assembly. The keyboard has a plurality of keys that include a set of alphabetic keys with which either QWERTY-, QWERTZ- AZERTY- or Dvorak-arranged alphabetic characters are associated. An integrated camera assembly is also included that is configured for taking photographs and the communication device enabled to wirelessly communicate photographs taken with the camera assembly to a remote receiver. The camera assembly includes a photo-initiating actuator having an actuated position and an unactuated position and at least one of a selective enablement device or a selective disablement device.06-24-2010
20100159981Method and Apparatus for Controlling a Mobile Device Using a Camera - A method and system for using an image sensor to control applications on a mobile device is disclosed. The system uses image processing to detect control gestures by the user. Control gestures may include, for example, moving a hand laterally, moving the hand closer or farther away from the camera, or opening and closing a hand. These control motions are linked to user commands to be executed by the application being controlled. The system initializes by storing a background image showing the field of view of the image sensor before any objects are present. It then detects new objects in the field of view by comparing new images to the background image. If a new object is detected, the system waits until the object is stationary in the field of view. After the object is stationary, the system detects if there is a change in the object indicating a control gesture. After detecting a change in the stationary object, the system determines a set of parameters defining the change and matches the parameters to a user command. The parameters may include the object's change in position or size or change in hand state (e.g. open or closed). The system then passes the command to an application to be executed.06-24-2010
20100081471Mobile Telecommunications Device Having Printhead - A mobile telecommunications device is provided having a printhead for printing on print media, a capper moveable between a capped position in which the printhead is capped and an uncapped position in which the printhead is uncapped, and a mechanism for maintaining the capper in the uncapped position. The mechanism has actuation arms configured to grip and retain the print media suspended from the device once printing is complete until removal of the print media from the device by a user.04-01-2010
20130210487MOBILE TERMINAL DEVICE, NOTIFICATION METHOD, AND PROGRAM - A mobile terminal device includes: an event detection unit that detects an occurrence of a predetermined event; a notification unit that makes a notification of the occurrence of the event to a user of the mobile terminal device; an operating unit that receives a response operation with respect to the notification performed by the user of the mobile terminal device; a movement cycle acquisition unit that acquires a pattern cycle of spatial movement of the mobile terminal device; and a learning unit that learns a notification timing and a notification time based on the pattern cycle and a result of whether the operating unit has received the response operation. The notification unit makes the notification based on the notification timing and the notification time learned by the learning unit.08-15-2013
20100075714Co-operative protocol for wireless device interaction with intelligent environments - A method, machine readable medium, and system is disclosed. In one embodiment the method comprises establishing a connection between a wireless electronic device and one or more supervisory devices associated with a local area of wireless coverage, negotiating an associated environment protocol between the wireless device and the one or more local area supervisory devices, and determining which functions are available for use on the wireless device in the local area based on the outcome of the negotiation.03-25-2010
20100075713MOBILE PHONE HAVING PERSONAL DEFENSE UNIT - A mobile phone includes a power source, a power managing unit, a central controlling unit, a switching unit, and a personal defense unit. The power source is configured to provide the electrical energy to the mobile phone. The personal defense unit is configured to be heated by the current of the power source. The switching unit is connected between the power source and the personal defense unit. The central controlling unit is configured to receive a command triggered by a user operation on the mobile phone and to generate corresponding control signals to control connection and disconnection of the switching unit.03-25-2010
20100075712ENABLING SPEAKER PHONE MODE OF A PORTABLE VOICE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE HAVING A BUILT-IN CAMERA - Apparatuses and methods of using a speaker phone mode of a portable voice communications device having a built-in camera are described herein. In one embodiment, the speaker phone mode is activated if it is determined that an image captured by the device is black or nearly black, which indicates that the device is placed flat or nearly flat against surface. In one embodiment, the speaker phone mode is activated based on the results of comparing the captured image to a plurality of previously stored captured images wherein the previously stored captured images include images captured by the device in situations where it would be desirable for the speaker phone mode to be activated. In one embodiment, the speaker phone mode is activated based on a comparison of a captured image and previously stored captured images and their respective speaker phone mode statuses. Other embodiments are also described.03-25-2010
20100062802METHOD DEVICE AND SYSTEM FOR RECEIVING A COMMUNICATION SIGNAL - Disclosed are a method, device and system for enhancing reception of a communication signal in a wireless communication network. According to some embodiments of the present invention, a supplemental receiver transmits a communication augmentation signal to a mobile device. The supplemental receiver is also adapted to receive from the mobile device a signal including audio content.03-11-2010
20130084917CAMERA CELL PHONE WITH INTEGRATED WIRELESS MOUSE - An accessory for a hand-held electronics device having an integrated camera unit includes a shell sized and shaped for attachment along an outer surface of the hand-held electronics device, the shell having an aperture defined therethrough. The aperture is positioned along the shell such that when the shell is attached to the hand-held electronics device, the aperture is positioned adjacent the camera unit of the hand-held electronics device to allow for image capture thereby. A light element is disposed within the aperture and a lens mounted in a stationary position within the aperture of the shell modifies the optical power of the camera unit.04-04-2013
20130029722MOBILE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE INCLUDING SHARED VOICE COIL TO PROVIDE HEARING AID COMPATIBILITY AND RELATED METHODS - A mobile wireless communications device is for use with a hearing aid including a hearing aid compatible (HAC) coil. The device may include a portable housing and a wireless receiver carried by the portable housing. The device may also include at least one image capture component and a positioning coil associated therewith and carried by the portable housing. A controller may also be carried by the portable housing for selectively operating the positioning coil for image capture, and for inductively coupling received signals from the wireless receiver to the HAC coil.01-31-2013
20130029721COMMUNICATION DEVICE FOR AUTOMATICALLY SWITCHING ITS COMMUNICATION MODES AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF - The invention provides a communication device for automatically switching its communication modes and an operating method thereof. The communication device includes a photodetector module, a processing module, and a coder-decoder (CODEC) module. The photodetector module is configured to sense variation of light from an object to obtain an optical signal, and is configured to convert the optical signal to an electric current signal, wherein the light varies with a position of the object from the communication device. The processing module is connected to the photodetector module and is configured to direct the CODEC module to switch between audio channels of the communication device according to the electric current signal so as to change a communication mode of the communication device in a phone call.01-31-2013
20130079058DEVICE EFFECTIVE TO MODULATE A CODE AND TO PROVIDE CONTENT TO A USER - A system and method effective to provide content to a user. The system may include a sound device, a smart phone, and a processor. The sound device may output a modulated code. The sound device may include a processor effective to generate a periodic wave based on a code and a speaker in electrical communication with the processor. The speaker may output the modulated code based on the code. The smart phone may receive and demodulate the modulated code to reproduce the code. The smart phone may send the code to a processor. The processor may receive the code, determine content associated with the code, and send the content over the network to the smart phone. The smart phone may further receive the content and display the content on a display.03-28-2013
20130079057SYSTEM EFFECTIVE TO DEMODULATE A MODULATED CODE AND PROVIDE CONTENT TO A USER - A system and method effective to provide content to a user. The system may include a sound device, a smart phone, and a processor. The sound device may produce a modulated code where different frequencies represent respectively logic 0s and 1s. The smart phone may apply a transform and peak detector to the modulated code to determine logic 0s and 1s to demodulate the code. The smart phone may send the demodulated code to a processor. The processor may receive the code, determine content associated with the code, and send the content over the network to the smart phone. The smart phone may further receive the content and output the content on a display.03-28-2013
20130040701PORTABLE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A portable communication device for multimedia applications including upper and lower parts connected by a joint element for moving the parts relative to each other between closed and various open positions. The upper part includes a display which is on the outside of the closed device. The joint element enables pivoting the upper part along a horizontal axis disposed below the plane of the display in a position that is shifted parallel outward or inward relative to the upper part as well as rotational motion of the parts relative to each other about a rotational axis which is tilted relative to the plane of the display, the motion being made when the rotational axis comes to a position perpendicular to the horizontal axis as a result of the pivoting motion. Optimum display and keypad size for PC use, slimmer design, and additional space for multimedia components are attained.02-14-2013
20130040700IMAGE CAPTURE DEVICE AND IMAGE CAPTURE METHOD - An image capture apparatus configured to assist the user to obtain at least one image including a first image. The image capture apparatus comprises at least one processor configured to produce a first superimposed image by superimposing first navigation information with the first image at least in part by using first composition data associated with the first image and reference composition data associated with a reference image, and at least one display configured to display the first superimposed image. The first composition data comprises shooting angle information and/or angle-of-view information of the image capture apparatus when the image capture apparatus obtained the first image.02-14-2013
20120208594MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE CAPABLE OF FUNCTIONING IN TRANSMITTER DISABLING STATE - A mobile communication device, such as a cellular phone, for example, is capable of functioning in a transmitter disabling mode and is set to the transmitter disabling mode in automatic response to a power-on operation and then automatically changed to a transmitter enabling mode provided that a predetermined condition is confirmed. The communication device is instantly set to the transmitter disabling mode in automatic response to the initiation of use of an earphone or camera function and kept in the transmitter disabling mode even if the earphone or camera function enters an out of use condition. Surrounding people are informed of the transmitter disabling mode without fail by a standardized appearance of the earphone or a standardized blinking of a flash unit of the camera function.08-16-2012
20100099456MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING FUNCTIONS RELATED TO EXTERNAL DEVICES - A mobile terminal and controlling method thereof are disclosed, by which data can be conveniently shared between a terminal having a projector and an external device connected to the terminal. A mobile terminal includes a projector module configured to project an image onto an external surface, a wireless communication unit configured to establish a wireless connection for communicating with an external device, and a controller configured to display an icon in the projected image corresponding to the connected external device, receive an input selecting the displayed icon, execute a function related to the external device in response to the input, and direct a movement of an object displayed in the projected image according to a signal received from the connected external device.04-22-2010
20100105431ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING PROJECTION FUNCTIONALITY - An electronic device with a projection functionality includes: a universal serial bus (USB) port, a processing circuit, a storage, a storage controller and a display circuit. The USB port receives USB packets carrying a first pixel data. The processing circuit is coupled to the USB port, and converts the received USB packets into the first pixel data. The storage controller is coupled between the processing circuit and the storage, and stores the first pixel data into the storage. The display circuit is coupled to the storage controller, and generates a display driving signal according to the first pixel data stored in the storage.04-29-2010
20100105432Mobile Apparatus - A mobile apparatus which is carriable by a user includes a force-sense generating mechanism which imparts, to the user, a force-sense in a predetermined direction to induce an input operation to the user; a motion sensor which detects a motion imparted by the user while the force-sense generating mechanism imparts the force-sense to the user or after the force-sense generating mechanism has imparted the force-sense to the user; and a controller which controls the force-sense generating mechanism, and which recognizes the input operation by the user, based on the motion detected by the motion sensor.04-29-2010
20100105427TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MONITORING THE BODY TEMPERATURE OF A USER - A method for monitoring the body temperature of a user of a wireless telephone includes detecting the body temperature of the user using a sensor disposed in the wireless telephone. A determination is made as to whether the detected temperature is within a predetermined temperature range. In response to determining that the detected temperature is within the predetermined range, an emergency notification is generated.04-29-2010
20100105430MOBILE TERMINAL AND CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal including a display unit, a user input unit, a wireless communication unit configured to receive bundle configuration information of a prescribed broadcast channel bundle, and a control unit configured to determine whether a configuration of the prescribed broadcast channel bundle is modified using the bundle configuration information, and to receive a key for broadcast channels of the configuration-modified broadcast channel bundle if the configuration of the broadcast channel bundle is modified.04-29-2010
20100105426Embedded Biometrics in Telecommunication Devices for Feature Extraction and Context Identification - A method, a system and a computer program product for determining one or more characteristics of a caller, such as the mood, gender, age, and urgency of the caller, utilizing the biometric characteristics of the caller. One or more biometric characteristics are detected when a request to place an outgoing call to one or more destinations is received at a first telecommunication device. When the request to place an outgoing call is a verbal request, one or more biometric voice samples are obtained. The biometric voice samples comprise the biometric characteristics of the caller. The biometric characteristics are extracted from the biometric voice samples, encoded into a datagram, and transmitted from the first telecommunication device to the outgoing call destination (i.e. a second telecommunication device). When the biometric characteristics are analyzed at the second telecommunication device, a display is generated depicting the mood, gender, age, urgency or other characteristics of the caller associated with the incoming call.04-29-2010
20100105429MOBILE TERMINAL APPARATUS, FUNCTION STARTING METHOD AND PROGRAM THEREOF - The mobile terminal apparatus that includes a first housing and a second housing includes a function setting unit that associates a predetermined function with each inclination of a body of the mobile terminal apparatus and previously sets the predetermined function; an opening/closing state detecting unit that detects that any one of the first housing and the second housing is operated and enters in an opened state or a closed state; an inclination detecting unit that detects the inclination of the body of the mobile terminal apparatus, when the opened state is detected by the opening/closing state detecting unit; and a function starting unit that starts the predetermined function previously set by the function setting unit, based on the inclination that is detected by the inclination detecting unit.04-29-2010
20100105428MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME - A mobile terminal includes a display configured to display content, a projector configured to project at least a portion of the content onto a display surface which is externally located relative to the mobile terminal, and a control unit configured to detect user input to the mobile terminal, the user input causing the projector to project a cursor onto the display surface along with the projected content.04-29-2010
20130184032MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal is provided. The mobile terminal includes a terminal body having a case defining an appearance of the terminal body, the case having at least one opening, a window disposed to shield the opening and a support frame located within the case, the window being mounted on the support frame. The support frame includes a first member to which the window is coupled and a second member integrally formed with the first member, the second member being coupled to the case.07-18-2013
20100029327MOBILE TERMINAL AND OPERATION CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal including a flexible display provided on a main body of the mobile terminal, in which the flexible display is configured to flex as the mobile terminal is attached to a part of the human body. The mobile terminal also includes a sensor configured to sense at least one of a position and movement of the main body, and a controller configured to control the flexible display to display an image in a first area of the flexible display so that a display direction of the image is in a first direction, and to move the displayed image in the first area to a second area of the flexible display based on the at least of the sensed position and movement of the main body so that the display direction of the image is maintained in the first direction.02-04-2010
20100029326WIRELESS DATA CAPTURE AND SHARING SYSTEM, SUCH AS IMAGE CAPTURE AND SHARING OF DIGITAL CAMERA IMAGES VIA A WIRELESS CELLULAR NETWORK AND RELATED TAGGING OF IMAGES - Described in detail herein are systems and methods for allowing a wireless telecommunications device, such as a cell phone, to wirelessly receive and transmit digital content, such as digital images from a digital camera or camcorder. Further, the wireless telecommunications device or user computer can automatically receive metadata or tags to be associated with the digital content. Further details and features are described herein.02-04-2010
20090312052SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR MANAGEMENT OF MOBILE FIELD ASSETS VIA WIRELESS HANDHELD DEVICES - Communication from enterprise servers to handheld devices in the field supports dispatch, data synchronization, logistics and personnel. Bi-directional data delivery from enterprise-based servers over wireless data networks is enabled using wireless capabilities resident in handheld personal computing devices. Real time communications facilitates real-time access to remote programs, assistance and/or information related to the field operations and asset (personnel and inventory) resource management. Management is facilitated for at least one of: construction industry project analysis, HVAC system analysis, project management, equipment readiness inspection, troubleshooting, inventory tracking, inventory ordering, sales (e.g., providing cost estimates to customers), customer invoicing, conducting legal investigations, field data collection, and multi-user remote function coordination.12-17-2009
20090124286PORTABLE HANDS-FREE DEVICE WITH SENSOR - A method may include detecting a stimulus based on a sensor of a peripheral device, determining an operative state of a main device, determining whether the operative state of the main device should be adjusted based on the stimulus, and adjusting at least one of the operative state of the main device or the peripheral device if the stimulus indicates a use of the peripheral device by a user.05-14-2009
20090264150CONNECTING MOBILE TERMINALS BASED ON SENSOR DATA - A method performed by a mobile terminal may include receiving sensor data from a plurality of sensors on a mobile terminal, determining when the received sensor data satisfies a rule, transmitting information from the mobile terminal to a network device, where the information includes at least one of an application identifier, a rule or some of the received sensor data, and connecting the mobile terminal to another mobile terminal, where the another mobile terminal is selected by the network device based on the transmitted information from the mobile terminal.10-22-2009
20130045774Smart Phone Writing Method and Apparatus - Embodiments are directed to apparatus, methods and systems for capturing and using writing or drawing motions made while holding a handheld electronic device (e.g. smart phone) that include one or more of a variety of sensors (e.g. inertial sensors, touch sensors, pressure sensors, optical sensors, and the like). The writing or drawing movements are processed into writing or drawing data that may be used as communication data or as verification data when compared to previously recorded data.02-21-2013
20090042610Portable information terminal - An objective of the present invention is to provide a slide type portable information terminal having a favorable internal packaging efficiency and a compact shape. A first body and a second body, each having a wedge shaped outer appearance, where a dimension in the depth direction gradually becomes thinner from one side to the other side in the width direction, are slidably coupled via a slide mechanism to constitute a body. As for the body, when the first body and the second body are overlapped, a part of the second body having the thickest dimension in the depth direction is arranged on one side of the front surface of the first body, as well as a part of the first body having the thickest dimension in the depth direction is arranged on one side of the rear of the second body, and a camera unit is arranged in the portion with thickest dimension in the depth direction of the first body.02-12-2009
20090042609Selective Rendering of Multimedia Information - A method and apparatus for selectively rendering audio-video information to user output devices based on the current configuration of the wireless communication device is described herein. The audio-video information comprises an audio component, a video component, and a metadata component. The wireless communication device outputs the video component to an internal display and the audio component to a speaker when the wireless communication device operates in an open configuration. When in the closed configuration, the wireless communication device stops outputting the video component to the internal display. Further, the closed wireless communication device continues to output the audio component to the speaker while outputting the metadata to an external display.02-12-2009
20090042608MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF CONNECTING EXTERNAL DEVICE TO MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal and method of connecting an external device to a mobile terminal are provided that facilitates management of multimedia contents between the mobile terminal and the external device to which the mobile terminal is connected. The present invention includes an interface unit for connecting the mobile terminal to an external device and a control unit that controls the mobile terminal to be connected to the external device in a non-multimedia content management protocol mode if the external device does not support a multimedia content management protocol mode.02-12-2009
20090042607Broadcast Program Scene Report System and Method, Mobile Terminal Device, and Computer Program - A mobile terminal 02-12-2009
20090042605MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND MEHTOD THEREFORE - The disclosed embodiments relate to a mobile communication terminal including a user interface and a processor. The mobile communication terminal receives real time acquired colour data, from which the processor generates a colour scheme for the user interface. The light generating means receive the colour scheme and provide a coloured light to user interface in accordance with the colour scheme.02-12-2009
20090042604CELLULAR HOME SECURITY SYSTEM - The invention provides an improved security system comprised of video cameras and microphones to remotely monitor a home using a cellular telephone. An activation button is mounted as a doorbell button and interconnected with the security system to trigger the audio and video transmissions. The security system will automatically call the homeowner and allow two-way conversation and video using a streaming transmission. In response to a wireless distress signal sent to the security system using the homeowner's cellular telephone establishes a wireless connection with the security system and a security service or local authorities allowing the third-party to monitor and assess the situation. The homeowner is contemporaneously receiving the audio and video signals from the home using his cellular telephone and is capable of communicating directly with the security service. The distress signal is a secret code consisting of an array of numbers.02-12-2009
20090042603WIRELESS NETWORK ACCESS MULTI-MEDIA APPARATUS - This invention discloses a wireless network access multi-media apparatus having a central processing unit and a hardware driver in conformity with a connector. The connector is a wireless network connector or a cable network connector, and the host pre-stores an identity code database, so that the wireless network access multi-media apparatus can be connected to a network and a remote storage equipment through an intermediary server at the network storage end. The connection is a connection to a storage device controlled by a server or simply a connection to a storage device, so that the host can access the data in the storage device at the storage end after authentication and the host becomes a multi-media entertainment player or a work tool at a portable mobile end without requiring additional download and setup or a storage device, and thus the invention provides a quick, convenient and low-cost application.02-12-2009
20130053099HUMAN BODY DETECTING SYSTEM - According to an aspect, a human body detecting system includes a mobile communication device, a stand, and a false detection reducing unit. The mobile communication device includes a communication unit for performing communication. The stand includes a human sensor for detecting a human body based on an ambient temperature distribution, and a storage unit for storing detection information of the human sensor. The false detection reducing unit is configured to perform false detection reducing processing on at least either one of the detection information of the human sensor and operation of the human sensor.02-28-2013
20130053097SMARTPHONE ACCESSORY - An accessory enhances the utility of a smartphone when the accessory is in circuit communication with the smartphone. The accessory includes a touch screen that has a viewable surface area that is larger than a viewable surface area of a touch screen of the smartphone and displays the same image as the touch screen of the smartphone. Signals generated by pressure on the touch screen of the device are conducted to a processor of the smartphone that processes signals generated by pressure of the touch screen of the smartphone. The device may include an audio speaker that projects the same sounds as an audio speaker of the smartphone. The device may include a microphone that generates signals conducted to a component of the smartphone that processes signals generated by a microphone of the smartphone. The device may further include a camera that generates signals conducted to a component of the smartphone that processes signals generated by a camera of the smartphone. The device is not provided with a memory device for storing programs and applications or a processor for processing programs and applications because it relies entirely upon the programs and applications stored in the smartphone and the processing capabilities of the smartphone for processing the applications and programs.02-28-2013
20130053100MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING BARRIER PATTERN - A mobile terminal includes a display unit to display a left-eye image and a right-eye image, a barrier panel to generate a parallax barrier region, and a barrier controller to adjust the parallax barrier region. A method for controlling a barrier pattern includes calculating a relative position of a barrier panel with respect to a display unit, adjusting a barrier region generated in the barrier panel according to the calculated relative position, and displaying a left-eye image and a right-eye image via the display unit.02-28-2013
20130053098MOUNTING AND CONFORMAL COATING SUPPORT STRUCTURE TO FLEX ASSEMBLY TO PREVENT TRACE AND COMPONENT CRACKING - A compact proximity sensor for use in a portable computing device is described. In particular various embodiments of a proximity sensor which fits in an extremely small portion of a cellular phone, and accurately determine the presence of a user's head in close proximity to a surface of the cellular phone. In particular, a high yield assembly process for installing the compact proximity sensor is described.02-28-2013
20130090149AUTO DIMMING THROUGH CAMERA USE - The use of a digital camera in communication with a mobile device to determine the intensity of ambient light conditions is described herein. In one example, the digital camera receives light energy representing ambient light. The intensity of the ambient light is determined and, based upon a comparison of that intensity to a setpoint, the mobile device is reconfigured. In another example, a mobile device is described that uses a digital camera to measure ambient light conditions. The mobile device can be configured in various ways based upon a determination of the intensity and/or wavelengths of the ambient light.04-11-2013
20130053101Video Mode Hidden Autofocus - A method and system for hiding objectionable frames during autofocusing are disclosed. A personal electronic device such as a cameral telephone can have two cameras that have overlapping fields of view. One camera can provide imaging. The other camera can facilitate autofocusing in a manner wherein images produced thereby are not viewed by a user. Because the autofocus frames are hidden, the user is not distracted or annoying thereby.02-28-2013
20100137026MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING DISPLAY THEREOF - A mobile terminal includes a projector module configured to project an image onto an external surface to display the image on the external surface and a controller configured to adjust at least one of an area or a position of the displayed image.06-03-2010
20090318187PORTABLE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL, FUNCTION MENU DISPLAY METHOD AND PROGRAM TO BE USED IN PORTABLE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - The present invention provides a portable communication terminal that allows users to use only basic functions without having to peruse an instruction manual.12-24-2009
20090318186Add-on for a communicating terminal comprising imaging means and assembly comprising the add-on and the communicating terminal - An accessory for a portable communicating terminal (T) fitted out with means (C) for processing and acquiring images through at least one optical system (O), an accessory comprising: 12-24-2009
20100130249WIRELESS ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH MULTIMODE AUDIO AMPLIFIER - An electronic device such as a handheld electronic device may include wireless communications circuitry. The wireless communications circuitry may include a radio-frequency receiver circuit or other circuitry that is sensitive to noise. Audio amplifier circuitry may be provided in the electronic device to amplify audio signals for a speaker. The audio amplifier circuitry may include class AB amplifier circuitry for operating in a low noise mode and class D amplifier circuitry for operating in a low power mode. The audio amplifier circuitry may include a control input path that receives control signals in real time. When it is determined that the wireless receiver or other sensitive circuit is active, the audio amplifier can be configured to operate in its low noise mode using the class AB amplifier. When it is determine that the wireless receiver is not being used, the class D circuitry may be switched into use to conserve power.05-27-2010
20090305739MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE, CONTROLLER, AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE - A mobile communications device. includes a communication unit for communicating with another device. The mobile communications device further has a communication unit for communicating with another device and at least one other component. A controller is connected to the communication unit and the component. The controller can control the component, during at least a part of time the communication unit is in a communicating mode, based on an operation of the communication unit.12-10-2009
20090305738MOBILE TELEPHONE WITH A BUILT0IN PLANAR TELEVISION ANTENNA ADAPTED FOR RADIOTELEPHONE SIGNAL REJECTIONS - A mobile telephone comprises a casing housing a telephone set to receive and transmit radiotelephone signals and a television set comprising a main television antenna (MAN) to receive radiotelevision signals, a television receiver arranged to process the received radiotelevision signals to output television signals to be displayed, and a display means display the outputted television signals. The main television antenna (MAN) is made in planar technology, is built-in inside the casing and comprises a filtering slot (FS) having chosen dimensions (D12-10-2009
20100099458MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal is disclosed. Specifically, in a mobile terminal having an image photographing or projecting function, the present invention is able to change a photographing or projecting angle of the mobile terminal into a horizontal or vertical direction. And, the present invention is able to change a display direction of an image displayed on a display unit of the mobile terminal in correspondence with the changed photographing or projecting angle to correspond to the changed photographing or projecting angle.04-22-2010
20090111511PORTABLE COMMUNICATION DEVICE WITH THREE DIMENSIONAL DISPLAY - The present invention relates to a portable communication device (04-30-2009
20120220338USING FACE TRACKING FOR HANDLING PHONE EVENTS - In accordance with an example embodiment, there is disclosed herein an apparatus comprising an alert device, an optical input device; and a controller coupled to the alert device and the optical input device. The controller is configured to send an alert via the alert device in response to a predetermined event. The controller is configured to recognize whether a face is detected by the optical input device, and to discontinue the alert responsive to determining that the face is being detected by the optical input device.08-30-2012
20110014946NAVIGATION DEVICE AND ADAPTIVELY-CONTROLLED COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A navigation device (a vehicle-mounted navigation device 01-20-2011
20110014945Apparatus and Method for Providing a User with a Personal Exercise Program - A convenient device, such as a mobile phone, provides a user interface for a system that generated personalised exercise programs and guides users through the exercises in a generated program. The generation of the program may be performed by the device providing the user interface.01-20-2011
20110014944TEXT PROCESSING METHOD FOR A DIGITAL CAMERA - Embodiments disclose a technique to recognize text in a current frame of an image in a view finder of a digital camera. In accordance with the technique, text at a marker (e.g. a cursor or cross hairs) associated with the view finder is recognized and a lookup is performed based on the recognized text. Advantageously, the lookup yields useful information e.g. a translation of a recognized word that is displayed in the viewfinder adjacent to the text. The current frame is not captured by a user. As the user moves the camera to position a new word at the marker, the view finder is updated to provide lookup results associated with the new word. Lookups may be performed of a bilingual dictionary, a monolingual dictionary, a reference book, a travel guide, etc. Embodiments of the invention also cover digital cameras or mobile devices that implement the aforementioned technique.01-20-2011
20110065474MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a terminal main body having a touch screen, and a flip cover foldably coupled to the terminal main body and configured to have a closed state and an open state, the flip cover including a first solar cell disposed on a front surface, a second solar cell disposed on a rear surface, and a display window, where the display window allows one region of the touch screen to be viewable in the closed state.03-17-2011
20090298536MOBILE APPARATUS - According to one aspect of the invention, there is provided a mobile apparatus including: a sensor configured to detect acceleration applied to the mobile apparatus and to generate a detection signal; a memory configured to record count data based on the detection signal, the count data associated with movement of the mobile apparatus; a counting module configured to count the number of user's steps based on the count data; a sound module configured to sound; and a counting control module configured to control the counting module to stop counting of the number of user's steps when the sound module starts sounding.12-03-2009
20090298537TERMINAL AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME - A terminal and method of controlling the same are disclosed, by which user's convenience for photography using a terminal can be further enhanced. The terminal includes a camera, a display, a user input having a camera shutter key, and a controller for controlling at least one of more menu icons displayed in a standby mode to be displayed by being overlapped with a camera preview image. A see-through image seen through a transparent display can become a camera preview image.12-03-2009
20090298534COMPLIMENTARY OPTICAL IMAGE AND RADIO FREQUENCY SIGNAL PROCESSING - A wireless communication device optically receives an image and processes the optically received image to generate image data. The wireless communication device receives a Radio Frequency (RF) signal and processes the RF signal to derive an image data processing parameter. The image data processing parameter could be an encryption key, authentication code, access code, or some other parameter. The wireless communication device processes the image data and the image data processing parameter to convert the image data into a different format. The different format could be decrypted, authenticated, accessed, or some other converted form of image data.12-03-2009
20090298533DEVICES AND METHODS FOR INITIATING FUNCTIONS BASED ON MOVEMENT CHARACTERISTICS RELATIVE TO A REFERENCE - Disclosed are devices and methods of an electronic device configured to adaptably process arbitrary conditions to provide a user options for initiating or activating a non-display electronic function of the device. A user is free to determine how to position or orient the device. To determine in real-time, arbitrary conditions of the device, the disclosed devices and methods of an electronic device include determining that the electronic device is at rest and then acquiring a reference in response to determining that the electronic device is at rest. In this way, the device may assume any position or orientation to acquire a reference. Subsequently, subtle movement of the electronic device relative to the acquired reference may be detected to initiate a non-display electronic function of the electronic device. The user therefore may make choices inconspicuously and privately as to which non-display electronic function to initiate.12-03-2009
20090298532SYSTEM FOR CARRYING OUT A DATA TRANSFER AND COMPONENTS OF SAID SYSTEM - The invention relates to a system for carrying out a data transfer and to components of said system. The invention also relates to a method for coordinating data transfer operations and for generating, processing and making other modifications to data. The invention relates in particular to data transfer operations that can be carried out in conjunction with one another using an authorisation request or value date operation. The aim of the invention is to provide solutions that permit data transfer operations to be carried out in the environment of a user in an improved manner compared to current concepts. This is achieved by a communication system comprising: a mobile component on the user side containing a transmitter and a receiver for transmitting and receiving data within a mobile radio network; a complementary system that is also implemented on the user side for providing functional data relevant to the operation of the mobile component; and a transfer system for achieving a coupling of the mobile component and the complementary system that permits signal transmission. Said transfer system comprises a first interface element, assigned to the mobile component and a second interface element, assigned to the complementary system and cc is designed in such a way that signal transmission takes place on the basis of electric-field interactive effects.12-03-2009
20100248775MOBILE PHONE CAPABLE OF ACCESSING EXTERNAL STORAGE DEVICES - A mobile phone that is capable of accessing external storage devices, such as USB flash drives, is provided. The mobile phone of the present invention is particularly suited for smartphones that incorporate email functionality, allowing the user to attach files stored on the external storage device to outgoing emails and store files attached to incoming emails on the external storage device.09-30-2010
20090270125MOBILE PHONE EQUIPPED WITH A CAMERA - The present invention relates to a portable terminal in which the orientation of the displayed subject is the same as the actual orientation of the subject. The reference attitude when taking a picture is shown in FIG. 10-29-2009
20090270124METHOD FOR DOWNLOADING AND REPRODUCING CONTENTS - A method is provided which may download and reproduce contents depending on the performance of an information communication device such as a mobile phone or a PDA. A method for downloading contents from a server containing contents in an information communication device with camera includes: at the information communication device, imaging an image including additional information with said camera, and transmitting the imaged image data to a server; and at the server, extracting additional information from the imaged image data being received, determining the performance of the information communication device based on the imaged image data, selecting contents corresponding to the extracted additional information and depending on said performance of the information communication device, and transmitting the contents to the information communication device.10-29-2009
20130065640INTELLIGENT PERSONAL COMMUNICATION DEVICE - An intelligent personal communication device, such as a cellular phone, integrates and interfaces an array of sensors to detect the components in the air so that information regarding the objects or materials that produced the air components can be quickly available to the user of the intelligent personal communication device.03-14-2013
20130065639MOTION ADAPTIVE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE AND INTEGRATED CIRCUITS FOR USE THEREWITH - A circuit includes a package substrate that supports an on-chip gyrating circuit that generates a motion parameter based on motion of the circuit. The package substrate further supports a die that supports a processing module that processes the motion parameter to produce motion data, wherein the processing module further generates a receive control signal and a transmit control signal in accordance with the motion data. The die further supports a wireless local area network transceiver that generates an outbound RF signal that includes outbound data and that generates voice inbound data from an inbound RF signal, wherein the wireless local area network transceiver is further operable to adjust a receive parameter based on the receive control signal and to adjust a transmit parameter in response to the transmit control signal.03-14-2013
20120115543HEAD MOUNTED DISPLAY APPARATUS WITH PHONE FUNCTION - The present disclosure provides a head mounted display apparatus with phone function. The display apparatus includes a framework, at least one micro display mounted on the framework, a phone unit, a projecting unit, an image capturing unit, and a processing unit. The phone unit can communicate with external land phones or mobile phones to receive or dial a call. The processing unit directs the projecting unit to project a virtual keyboard onto a projection surface, directs the image capturing unit to capture images of the virtual keyboard, determines input information by comparing each captured image with the image of the initial virtual keyboard, and controls the phone unit to dial a call according to input numbers after receiving a dialing command05-10-2012
20090011793Flash Memory Cell Phone With Integrated Male And Female Connectors - The invention is a cell phone (01-08-2009
20090143098ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT - An electronic equipment includes a first output unit configured to output display information onto a display screen, a second output unit configured to output display information to a device to which the display information is output; and an output control unit configured to cause, if predetermined display information is output using both the first output unit and the second output unit, the second output unit to output the portion of the predetermined display information to which it is previously set that it is output to the outside as well as causing the first output unit to output the portion of the predetermined display information from which the portion output by the second output unit is excluded.06-04-2009
20100087226Electronic apparatus with photographing functions - An electronic apparatus with photographing function is disclosed. The electronic apparatus comprises a main body and a sliding structure. The main body comprises a lens module and a controlling module. The sliding structure is movably connected to the main body and comprises an optical module. The optical module comprises two light-incidence openings, and the distance between the two light-incidence openings is substantially equal to the average distance between a human's eyes. The lens module is capable of obtaining two images via the optical module through movement of the sliding structure. The two images may be processed via the controlling module to form a 3D image.04-08-2010
20130165180Integrating Operation Of Consumer Electronic Devices - Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, include structures and techniques for integrating operations of consumer electronic devices. In one aspect, a method includes identifying a program operating on a second device; selecting a code set, from among multiple code sets, based on the identified program operating on the second device; modifying, at a first device, operation of an application installed on the first device by running the selected code set at the first device; and controlling a function of the program operating on the second device using the modified application on the first device.06-27-2013
20130165181MOBILE TERMINAL DEVICE, MEDIUM AND CONTROL METHOD - A mobile terminal device includes a first processor that processes data acquired by a sensor, and a second processor that transmits the data acquired by the sensor to the first processor. The first processor acquires a transmission condition corresponding to state information of the mobile terminal with reference to association information and transmits the transmission condition to the second processor. The association information associates a transmission condition with state information. The transmission condition is a condition for transmitting the data acquired by the sensor from the second processor to the first processor. The second processor transmits the data acquired by the sensor to the first processor in accordance with the transmission condition transmitted by the first processor.06-27-2013
20120238320PROXIMITY SENSOR AND PORTABLE TERMINAL - A proximity sensor that includes a light emitting section that emits light; a light receiving section that detects the light emitted from the light emitting section reflected from an object; a window member that covers the light emitting section and the light receiving section; a first columnar portion disposed to extend between the light emitting section and the window member; and a second columnar portion disposed to extend between the light receiving section and the window member.09-20-2012
20120238319System and method for combined alarm detection and emergency signaling - A system and method are provided for detecting emergency conditions and alerting a user while providing emergency lighting, using a combined alarm system. The system is connected to an external electrical power source to provide electrical power to the system, electrically charge an electrical energy storage, and provide ongoing detection of electrical power outages. When an alarm signal detector signaling device detects an external alarm signal, it generates an alternative alarm signal and a lighting source generates emergency lighting. When an abnormal voltage detector detects an electrical power outage, the lighting source included in the system generates emergency lighting. The user is able to carry the system as a portable source of emergency lighting, and control the generation of emergency lighting using an electrical power switch.09-20-2012
20080318624PERSONAL VIRTUAL ASSISTANT - A personal virtual assistant is provided. The personal virtual assistant includes a medical device and remote station that is connectable via a wireless network to a server containing a control processor and rules engine. The medical device is used to provide physiological information to the remote station. The remote station communicates the physiological information and other related information to the server that monitors the information for a number of reasons, including determining whether the physiological information has a trend. Based on the detrimental trend, the server communicates back to the remote station virtual assistance in the form of advice regarding tips to help facilitate halting or reversing the trend.12-25-2008
201202705983D Camera Phone - A 3D camera or camera phone capable of producing 3D or stereoscopic images includes a normal mode for creating 3D images of relatively far away objects and a macro mode for creating 3D images of relatively close objects. In one embodiment, the invention is a 3D camera system comprising first and second camera modules. The second camera module is movable relative to the first camera module between a first imaging position wherein the optical axes of the first and second camera modules are parallel and facing in the same direction, and a second imaging position wherein the optical axes of the first and second camera modules are converging.10-25-2012
20090075695Mobile Phone Having Pagewidth Printhead - A mobile phone is provided having an elongate body defining a transverse print media path along which print media can be fed, a pagewidth printhead positioned in the body so as to extend transverse to the path, and a feed mechanism positioned in the body to feed the print media along the path during printing.03-19-2009
20120100889APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATIC CALL RECEIVING AND SENDING DEPENDING ON USER POSTURE IN PORTABLE TERMINAL - A method of receiving a call by recognizing a posture of a user in a portable terminal is provided. The method includes identifying whether a call reception event occurs, detecting a motion in which the user brings the portable terminal to an ear by using a posture detecting sensor, when the call reception event occurs, and connecting the call upon detecting the motion.04-26-2012
20110281617MOBILE TERMINAL - Disclosed is a mobile terminal comprising: a terminal body having a touch screen; an audio jack mounted to one side of the terminal body, and connected to an audio output device; and an antenna device detachably mounted to the audio jack, wherein the antenna device includes: an antenna body implemented in the form of a rod having a predetermined length; a connector formed atone end of the antenna body so as to be inserted into the audio jack, and including one or more feeding terminals; and a touch tip provided at an end of the connector, and configured to manipulate the touch screen.11-17-2011
20110281618RETRACTABLE ROTATABLE CAMERA MODULE FOR MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD OF OPERATION THEREOF - A mobile communication device and a camera module are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, the mobile communication device includes: (1) a main body having attaching means for attaching a camera module, the attaching means comprising means for automatically moving the camera module from the retracted position to the exposed position employing electrical energy and (2) a camera module having complementary attaching means to the main body, such that the camera module is movable with respect to the main body from a retracted position to an exposed position, is wholly detachable from the mobile communication device and is rotatable in the exposed position about at least one axis of rotation.11-17-2011
20110281616AUTO FOCUS DEVICE OF MOBILE COMMUNICATION APPARATUS - An auto focus device of a mobile communication apparatus is disclosed. The auto focus device comprises a voice coil motor, a first driving circuit and a second driving circuit. The voice coil motor comprises a floating movable device and a lens in the floating movable device. The first driving circuit drives the voice coil motor so that the floating movable device moves inside the voice coil motor to zoom in/out and focus the lens on image sensors when the camera function is activated. The second driving circuit drives the voice coil motor to fix the floating movable device inside the voice coil motor and cover the image sensors.11-17-2011
20120028679MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A mobile electronic device includes: a housing that includes an opening part; a display part that includes a display area and that is disposed inside the housing, wherein the display area is visible from the outer section of the housing through the opening part; a touch panel that is stacked and disposed on the outer side of the housing facing the display area of the display part, and that is exposed to the outer section of the housing; and a vibration part that is disposed in the touch panel in the area that is on the outer circumferential side of the display part in the planar direction of the touch panel.02-02-2012
20120028678MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING A THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE THEREIN - A mobile terminal includes a display including a touchscreen, a plurality of cameras including a first camera and a second camera capturing a left eye image and a right eye image, respectively, to generate a three-dimensional (3D) image, and a controller for generating a 3D preview image to which at least one parameter value for one of the first camera and the second camera is set, and for displaying the generated 3D preview image on a screen of the display.02-02-2012
20110130168UNIVERSAL CALL MANAGEMENT PLATFORM - Systems, methods and computer program products for enabling integration between various internet- or non-internet based communication services (e.g., as provided by different communications platforms and service providers) using a universal platform are described. In some implementations, a service manager is provided that can integrate call management capabilities with multiple communications platforms using the universal platform to enable seamless communication between the various platforms. For example, interactions between individual users on one or more platforms can be tracked in a single conversation history as a threaded interface. The universal platform can integrate with various platforms and third party protocols and services to provide call features that include, for example, call forwarding, call handling, multiple greeting prompts, call screening rules, ring-out rules, international calling, caller ID rules, after hours, and announcement prompts.06-02-2011
20130023306MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - According to an aspect, a mobile communication device includes: an operating unit for receiving an operation; an imaging unit for taking an image; a communication unit for communicating with another communication device; and a control unit configured to start taking an image by the imaging unit upon starting communication with a set first communication device through the communication unit, and transmit the image to the first communication device through the communication unit.01-24-2013
20110300902MOBILE TERMINAL AND DISPLAYING METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal and corresponding method are discussed. The mobile terminal includes a camera obtaining an image; a display unit displaying the obtained image; and a controller displaying advertisement images about at least one point of purchase included in the obtained image by overlapping the advertisement images with the image and if a selection signal about the displayed advertisement images is received, displaying the advertisement image for which the selection signal has been received in such a way to be distinguished from the advertisement image before receiving the selection signal. An advertisement image may be displayed on an image obtained from a camera and an advertisement image for which a selection signal has been received may be displayed in such a way to be distinguished from the advertisement image before receiving the selection signal, thereby enabling the user to easily recognize which advertisement image he or she has selected.12-08-2011
20110300904MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND MOBILE SYSTEM - An object is to provide a mobile electronic device with high operability and high safety. The mobile electronic device includes an image projector that projects an image, a control unit that controls a projection operation by the image projector, and a cabinet that supports the image projector and the control unit. The control unit can select a first mode and a second mode, and controls an operation of the image projector, when the first mode is selected, in a condition different from that when the second mode is selected. The object is thereby solved.12-08-2011
20110300901Intelligent Input Handling - Various embodiments enable a device to utilize environmental state information and/or application state information to determine an appropriate response to received input. In at least some embodiments, a device receives input, obtains environmental information and/or application state information of the device, and evaluates input validity. Based upon the evaluated information and input, the device can behave in a manner that ignores the input, allows execution of associated operations, and or modifies the resultant behavior.12-08-2011
20110300903PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR - Disclosed are a portable electronic device that can change imaging instruction keys according to the position of the casing, and a control method therefor. The device is provided with an operating unit casing, an operating unit (12-08-2011
20110039598METHODS AND DEVICES FOR ADDING SOUND ANNOTATION TO PICTURE AND FOR HIGHLIGHTING ON PHOTOS AND MOBILE TERMINAL INCLUDING THE DEVICES - A method and device for adding sound annotations to a picture, and a mobile terminal including the device are disclosed. The method adds sound annotations to a picture in the mobile terminal, comprising: selecting and displaying a picture on a display device of the mobile terminal; selecting an arbitrary position on the picture; starting a sound recording function to record sound annotations for said arbitrary position on the picture; and saving the picture and the recorded sound annotations. With the present disclosure, a user of the mobile terminal can conveniently add sound annotations to a photo when the photo is taken with a camera included in the mobile terminal, so as to record wonderful “sound and picture” contents, or edit and send multimedia messages having “sound hyperlinks”. A method and device for adding a visual mark onto a picture, and a mobile terminal including the device are also disclosed.02-17-2011
20110287806MOTION-BASED TUNE COMPOSITION ON A MOBILE DEVICE - A wireless handset that senses motion and converts the sensed motion into an audio signal is described. The wireless handset includes a processor, an accelerometer operatively coupled to the processor, and a speaker operatively coupled to the processor. As the device is moved, the accelerometer produces a signal representing the movement of the device. The processor converts the accelerometer signal into an audio signal. The audio signal is emitted by the speaker. Thus, as a user moves the wireless handset through space, the user can hear the audio signal, and becomes aware of the correlation between the motion of the wireless handset and the sounds emitted from the speaker.11-24-2011
20090209284Robotic cellular phone - A robotic cellular phone is disclosed. The robotic cellular phone includes a self-environmental recognition function part, a mobility function part, and an emotion function part. The self-environmental recognition function part is for recognizing an external environment by a photo sensor for a sensing luminosity of a surrounding device; a temperature sensor for sensing temperatures of the surrounding device; and a touch sensor for sensing a touch between a human and the surrounding device. The mobility function part is for moving the antenna to an optimum location to increase a sending or receiving signal sensitivity and for opening and closing a folder by using a plurality of wheels formed on a part of rechargeable battery. The emotion function part is for identifying a sender by comparing data between sender telephone information included a receiving signal and a telephone data stored in an internal memory; and for making a different vibration according to an emotional pattern by modeling a frequency of a vibrator based on a major or minor key harmony or for spraying perfume through a micro-nozzle.08-20-2009
20110294545DEVICE WITH CAMERA - A portable telephone is provided with a camera module (12-01-2011
20110294544CAMERA PARAMETER-ASSISTED VIDEO FRAME RATE UP CONVERSION - This disclosure describes techniques for obtaining one or more video capture parameters associated with a video capture device and using the obtained video capture parameters to control a video decoding process. The obtained video capture parameters may be, for example, parameters associated with auto exposure control (AE), auto focus (AF), and auto white balance (AWB), zooming, motion in captured frames, and the like. The video encoding device may embed the video capture parameters in the encoded video bit stream such that a decoder may utilize the camera parameters during frame rate up-conversion.12-01-2011
20110294541Method for Generating Audible Location Alarm from Ear Level Device - An audible location alarm is generated from an ear-level device of a type comprising a memory, a microphone and a speaker, each coupled to a processor. Communication is established between the ear-level device and a companion device, the companion device having an interface, a display associated with the user interface, and an audible location alarm program stored therein. The audible location alarm program is initiated. An audible location alarm signal is transmitted to the ear-level device, thereby providing instruction to the ear-level device to broadcast an audible location alarm through the speaker of the ear level device until detection of an end event.12-01-2011
20110294546IMAGING DEVICE, IMAGING METHOD AND PROGRAM - An imaging device comprising: a camera; and a control unit that encodes an image photographed by the camera to form an encoded image, wherein re-booting of the camera and the encoding by the control unit are carried out in parallel to each other.12-01-2011
20110294543MOBILE PHONE ASSEMBLY WITH MICROSCOPE CAPABILITY - A mobile phone assembly for magnifying a portion of a surface. The assembly includes: a mobile phone having a display screen and a camera with an image sensor; and an optical assembly including: a first mirror offset from the image sensor for deflecting an optical path substantially parallel with the surface; a second mirror aligned with the camera for deflecting the optical path perpendicular to the surface and onto the image sensor; and a microscope lens positioned in the optical path. The optical assembly has a thickness of less than 8mm and is configured such that the surface is in focus when the mobile phone assembly lies flat against the surface.12-01-2011
20110294542CELL PHONE COVER WITH INTEGRATED MIRROR AND FLIP SHIELD - The present invention provides a cellular phone cover with a flip shield to protect a mirror from scratches and damage. The cellular phone cover may include a sheath configured with an opening to provide access to a user interface, a mirror attached to the sheath, and a shield attached to the sheath. A cellular phone system is also provided which may include a cellular phone, a sheath, a mirror, and a shield. A method of adapting a cellular phone including providing a sheath, attaching a mirror to the sheath, and providing a shield is also provided.12-01-2011
20090104936MOBILE PHONE FOR DISPLAYING HYPERLINKED INFORMATION - A mobile phone device configured for overlaying part of a substrate. The substrate contains a printed hyperlink and coded data identifying a plurality of positions on the substrate. The device includes: a mobile telephone transceiver; an optical sensor for reading the coded data; a processor for generating interaction data using the read coded data; a wireless transceiver or memory for retrieval of display data corresponding to the part of the substrate overlain by the device; and a touch-sensitive display screen for displaying information based on the display data. The displayed information includes a displayed hyperlink corresponding to the printed hyperlink. User interaction with the displayed hyperlink via the touch-sensitive display screen causes display of hyperlinked information on the screen.04-23-2009
20090325639CELL PHONE WITH BREATH ANALYZER - The present invention in several embodiments is a cell phone with breath analyzer that can store a preprogrammed list of phone numbers that are not to be called once a person's blood alcohol level has reached a specific point. This device could look similar to traditional cell phones. Within the mouth piece, or other place on or in the phone is a blood alcohol detector. As a person talks/breaths into the phone, their blood alcohol level will be measured. If the level is over a predetermined amount, a previously programmed list of phone numbers cannot be accessed. This unit may also have the capability to store a help list for the user. This list would allow the consumer to easily call a specific list of individuals if they were in need of a ride or other forms of assistance.12-31-2009
20080268899VIDEO COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND METHOD OF DISPLAYING IMAGES - A mobile terminal includes a communication unit, a display, a camera for obtaining images, and a processor for causing an image to be displayed on the display and for causing images to be communicated via the communication unit. The processor may be further configured to obtain a first image from the camera, obtain a substantial mirror image of the first image to form a second image, display the second image on the display, and communicate the first image to a receiving device via a wireless communication link.10-30-2008
20100062804MOBILE TERMINAL AND FUNCTION CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - The present invention provides a mobile terminal and a function control method thereof that can appropriately set or release an operation mode in accordance with a situation of a user. A mobile terminal includes an opening/closing sensor 03-11-2010
20100029329MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - To perform operation check self-diagnosis of a digital terrestrial television broadcasting reception function of a multifunctional mobile communication terminal in any place without requiring addition of a special additional circuit component, or the like. When performing operation check self-diagnosis of a DTV reception unit 02-04-2010
20090098908Mobile Telephone Handset Having A Cartridge And Pen Arrangement - Provided is a mobile telephone handset having a cartridge with a universal pen arrangement, said cartridge for supplying ink to a printhead mounted on a nib of the pen arrangement. The universal pen arrangement includes a holder fast with the cartridge, and a retractable stylus slidably mounted in the holder, so that the stylus is slidable between a retracted position, in which the stylus is stored inside the holder, and an extended position, in which the printhead protrudes from the holder for printing on a substrate. The pen arrangement also includes a flexible data, power and ink conduit linking the cartridge to the stylus, as well as a stylus retaining mechanism to retain the stylus in either the retracted or extended position.04-16-2009
20090137272MOBILE PHONE - An object of the present invention is to provide a mobile phone which allows a user to continuously watch a television broadcast even if there is a call from the other party phone. If a call comes from the other party phone in a state of displaying television image on a main display, the television audio output part 05-28-2009
20110263292CONTACTLESS PAYMENT CARD OPTIMIZED FOR ATTACHMENT TO MOBILE SMART PHONE - A payment card includes an ID-1-sized plastic body, which has a left edge, a right edge, a top edge and a bottom edge. The payment card also includes an integrated circuit (IC) embedded in the plastic body. The IC stores a payment card account number. Also included in the payment card is an antenna that is coupled to the IC for the purpose of selectively transmitting the payment card account number from the payment card. The antenna is embedded or printed on the plastic body and configured such that no portion of the antenna is closer than about one inch from the right edge of the plastic body. In addition, the payment card includes a magnetic stripe formed on the rear surface of the plastic body and storing the payment card account number.10-27-2011
20090170559MOBILE TELEPHONE WITH TWO ANTENNAS FOR USE IN CONTACTLESS PAYMENTS - A mobile telephone includes conventional features such as a housing, a speaker, a microphone, an antenna by which voice signals are transmitted and received, and electronic circuitry which handles the sending and receiving of voice signals. The mobile telephone includes two more antennas, one adjacent the front surface of the housing, and the other adjacent the rear surface of the housing. In addition, the mobile telephone includes a payment circuit that is mounted in the housing and coupled to the latter two antennas. The payment circuit is operative to selectively receive a customer's payment card account number via one or both of the latter two antennas.07-02-2009
20100113091HISTOGRAM METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR OBJECT RECOGNITION - A multidimensional histogram is used to characterize an image (or object), and is used to identify candidate matches with one or more reference images (or objects). An exemplary implementation employs hue information for two of the dimensions, and a second derivative function based on luminance for a third dimension. The simplicity and speed of the detailed arrangements make them well suited for use with cell phones and other mobile devices, which can use the technology for image/object recognition, e.g., in visual search applications.05-06-2010
20100120468FOLDABLE MOBILE PHONE - A mobile phone, including a modular communicator including a modem for transmitting and receiving voice and data communications, a communicator connector for making electrical connection with a jacket for the communicator, when the jacket is pouched in the communicator, a communicator display screen for displaying information, and a communicator controller (i) for executing programmed instructions for operating the modem, (ii) for transmitting data to and receiving data from the communicator connector, and (iii) for generating the information displayed on the communicator display screen, and a jacket for the modular communicator, including a mechanical jacket housing including a top section and a bottom section connected by a hinge which enables the top section to fold over the bottom section, a pouch including a cavity into which the communicator may be pouched, and a transparent portion through which at least a portion of the communicator display shows when the communicator is pouched in the jacket and when the top section is folded over the bottom section, a jacket connector that mates with the communicator connector to make electrical connection with the communicator, when the communicator is pouched in the jacket, and a jacket controller for transmitting data to and receiving data from the communicator controller, via the jacket connector.05-13-2010
20090023473FOLDABLE CELLULAR TELEPHONE - A cellular phone includes a first case and a second case, which are connected in a foldable manner through a hinge. When the cellular phone is in a folded state, a second display unit displays an image with the side (upper side) closer to the hinge as the upper side. Accordingly, the user can hold the second case of the cellular phone in his/her hand regardless of whether the cellular phone is in a folded state or in an open state. The user can easily switch between a folded state and an open state with respect to the first case and the second case.01-22-2009
20120034951CRADLE FOR EXTENDING DATA CAPABILITIES TO A WIRELESS DEVICE - The invention is directed to a cradle that extends a wireless device's ability to communicate data through a wireless communications network. The cradle includes a frame having back, side, and bottom portions that define an open space for receiving a wireless device that has the ability to communicate with a wireless local area network using, for example, Wi-Fi technology. The wireless device is held in place relative to the frame so that the wireless device remains in direct contact with the cradle. At least one wireless communication component is integrated into the cradle to facilitate communication of data between the wireless device and the wireless communications network.02-09-2012
20110201382PORTALBE SENSOR APPARATUS WITH DETACHABLE SENSOR UNITS - An exemplary portable sensor apparatus with detachable and interchangeable sensor unit(s) connected through USB interface. The portable electronic device and the sensor unit(s) have pairing USB port and USB plug respectively, for facilitating digital signal transmission between the sensor unit(s) and the portable electronic device. The sensor unit(s) includes a sensor probe for real-time measuring or monitoring physical and/or chemical parameters of a target object, and an analog-to-digital (A/D) converter to convert the signals into digital ones. The portable electronic device includes a storage unit and a processing unit. The storage unit is for storing multiple programs and data for different sensing applications. The processing unit is for receiving digital signals, selecting an appropriate program from the storage unit, analyzing the digital signals by the selected program and thereby acquiring data from the measurement.08-18-2011
20090054101Mobile phone with stepless motion function - A mobile phone with a stepless motion function is provided and includes a mobile phone body, an upper cover which can be movably provided outside the mobile phone body, and a pushing device including a first end part and a second end part, wherein the first end part is fixedly provided at the upper cover, and the second end part is fixedly provided at the mobile phone body, whereby the upper cover can move at a constant velocity from a first position to a second position relatively to the mobile phone body. Therefore, the mobile phone with a stepless motion function of the invention enables the upper cover to move at a constant velocity at the mobile phone body to increase the tactile sensation of the mobile phone.02-26-2009
20130217439Cell phone NDVI sensor - Apparatus and techniques for measuring and managing plant growth with cell phones or similar devices are described.08-22-2013
20120108292Camera Mobile Phone with Anti-Shaking Function and Anti-Shaking Method for Use by The Camera Mobile Phone in Image Capturing - A camera mobile phone with an anti-shaking function and an anti-shaking method for use by the camera mobile phone in image capturing are disclosed. The anti-shaking method comprises the following steps of: using a gravity sensor module of the mobile phone to detect a shaking level of the mobile phone when capturing an image; according to the shaking level detected by the gravity sensor module, controlling an exposure time of the mobile phone in the process of capturing the image so that a camera module of the mobile phone captures the image according to the exposure time; and using an image processing software program to carry out deblurring processing on the blurred image according to a displacement vector generated due to shaking. Because the gravity sensor and the image post-processing technology are adopted, a first anti-shaking effect is achieved by controlling the exposure time according to the shaking level detected when the camera mobile phone captures the image; and a second anti-shaking effect is further achieved by make compensation on the blurred image according to the displacement vector. In this way, an ideal anti-shaking image capturing function can be realized at a low cost on a mobile phone and especially on an intelligent mobile phone with a high-end gravity sensor.05-03-2012
20120108291IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS AND MOBILE PHONE EQUIPPED THEREWITH - An image pickup apparatus includes light-emitting means for emitting light to a person as a subject when the subject is photographed, and light emission control means for controlling the amount of light emitted by the light-emitting means. The light emission control means increases the amount of light gradually (either continuously or intermittently) until it reaches a predetermined amount, based on the detection result of the light detection means for detecting light from the subject. The image pickup apparatus can limit the glare of the light emitted by the light-emitting means, thereby projecting the eyes of the subject, and allowing the subject to be properly photographed.05-03-2012
20120108290MOBILE ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, METHOD FOR IMAGE MANAGEMENT AND RECORDING MEDIUM - A mobile electronic apparatus includes a storage unit which stores an image shot by an image shooting unit, a region information obtaining unit which obtains region information indicating in which one of a plurality of regions the mobile electronic apparatus is located, a move identifying unit which identifies whether the mobile electronic apparatus moved from a first region to a second region on the basis of the region information obtained by the region information obtaining unit and a connection unit which connects, upon the move identifying unit identifying that the mobile electronic apparatus moved from the first region to the second region, an image stored in the storage unit after the mobile electronic apparatus moved from another region to the first region with a region identifier of the first region.05-03-2012
20090264151Mobile Telephone With Detachable Printing Mechanism - A mobile telephone comprises a support structure around which the mobile telephone is constructed; a camera device positioned on the support structure for electronically capturing and processing an image; a detachable printing mechanism; and a receptacle, defined in the support structure, for receiving therein the detachable printing mechanism. The detachable printing mechanism defines therethrough a print media feed path along which print media is fed for printing. The print media feed path extends from a first longitudinal side of the support structure through to a second longitudinal side of the support structure opposite the first longitudinal side.10-22-2009
20090203399INTEGRATED CIRCUIT WITH COMMUNICATION AND RFID FUNCTIONS AND METHODS FOR USE THEREWITH - An integrated circuit includes a radio frequency identification (RFID) transceiver that communicates RFID data with a remote RFID device via an on-chip coil. A wireless telephone transceiver section coupled to communicate wireless telephony data with a remote wireless telephony device. A baseband processing module produces inbound data from an inbound symbol stream and processes outbound data to produce an outbound symbol stream, wherein the inbound data includes RFID data and wireless telephony data.08-13-2009
20100099459Mobile Telephone For Printing A Business Card - A mobile telephone is provided for printing a business card on a print medium. The print medium has coded data indicative of a print medium identifier and the mobile telephone has an inbuilt printer module to print the business card on the print medium such that the print medium shows at least one contact detail relevant to a business. The mobile telephone also has an interface for connection to a remote server, a sensor module to sense a print media identifier of the print medium and, a processor to generate an association between the print medium identifier and the at least one contact detail. Sensing the coded data with the sensor module to derive the print medium identifier, allows the processor to perform an action in relation to the contact detail.04-22-2010
20100099457MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND POWER SAVING METHOD THEREOF - A mobile communication terminal and power saving method thereof are disclosed, by which display information can be outputted to an external projection plane using a projector module. Accordingly, if an event by a system or user occurs, power saving can be performed by controlling an operation of the projector module. A mobile terminal may include a terminal body, a motion sensor configured to detect a motion of the terminal body, a projector module configured to project an image onto an external surface, a power supply configured to supply power to the projector module, and a controller configured to control an operation of the projector module and to discontinue the supply of power to the projector module in response to detecting the motion by the motion sensor.04-22-2010
20120295661ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An electronic device is provided comprising a camera obtaining an image, and a controller that performs a control operation based on a gesture recognized from the obtained image, wherein the controller performs a predetermined function of an application being executed when a predetermined gesture of a user is recognized, wherein the user does not have a control right and the predetermined gesture corresponds to the predetermined function.11-22-2012
20090275361FOLDING PORTABLE TELEPHONE - There is provided a folding-type cellular phone capable of promptly performing a camera photographing in a short time after a housing is unfolded. A folding-type cellular phone 11-05-2009
20090258677ALTERNATE USER INTERFACES FOR MULTI TUNER RADIO DEVICE - A method, device, system, and media are directed to controlling a multi-tuner radio. A voice command may be received and/or filtered. An operation of the radio may be modified based on the voice command. A gesture input may be received through a gesture pad. Another operation of the multi-tuner radio may be modified based on the received gesture input. A fingerprint may be recognized with a gesture pad. A user may be authenticated based on the recognized fingerprint. The operation or the other operation may be personalized based on the fingerprint. User training may be provided for the gesture input.10-15-2009
20090258675CELLULAR PHONE - It is an object to provide a cellular phone capable of efficiently reducing power consumption.10-15-2009
20090258674SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY UPDATING PRESENCE INFORMATION - A system, method and computer program that utilizes motion detection circuitry, calendar information and/or time information to automatically update presence information associated with portable electronic equipment. Aspects of the present invention provide reliable presence information regarding the availability of the user based on motion of the electronic equipment (also referred to herein as electronic device) and user's calendar information and optionally time information. The availability of reliable presence information will significantly increase the usage of presence information.10-15-2009
20100124941Method and device for synthesizing image - A method and device for synthesizing an image for audiovisual communication includes: generating, if a request for synthesizing a sensor image input through a camera sensor and an image designated by a user is input, a synthesis image of the sensor image and the designated image. The method also includes storing, when the synthesis image is generated, object information of an object of the sensor image and object information of an object of the designated image; and changing, if a sensor image is input in which object information of the sensor image object has changed, object information of the designated image object according to the changed object information of the sensor image object and synthesizing the sensor image and the designated image in which object information has changed.05-20-2010
20090280861Multifunctional all-in-one detachable wrist wireless mobile communication device - The invention claimed herein is a Multifunctional, All-in-one, Detachable Wrist Wireless Mobile Communication Device, which can be worn on the wrist, and used with a wireless earpiece for wireless communication needs. This device has a screen and/or buttons to operate the device, is detachable from its base if needed to be used like a regular mobile phone. This multifunctional device has all the mobile communication functions/features/capabilities such as audio, video, camera, media playback, secured wireless (or with an option to plug in) media/data storage capability, secured video/audio house/business/child monitoring features, dual solar charging and AC/DC/car charging capabilities, speaker phone capabilities, and GPS and satellite reception capabilities. All the features mentioned above and described in the specifications eliminates the need to carry a separate MP3 player, or headphones, or flash drive, as all this features are built in this device. By wearing this device, the user does not need to carry a separate mobile device that falls and gets damaged, or is lost or stolen or forgotten in cars and at home, and neither does the user need to locate the device in purses, pockets, or retrieve from holders to answer calls like most mobile phones in the market today. The device also comes with an option to be detached and hanged around the neck with the hanging device claimed herein, if preferred over wearing it on the wrist. It is a convenient, practical, all-in-one, next generation communication device that is readily available on the wrist to use, and thus is the all in one solution for all the communication/media/technology needs of today, and tomorrow.11-12-2009
20080207260Private Mobility Management Enhancements - A method and apparatus described herein uses a mobility server to supplement the mobility management operations of a conventional mobile switching circuit (MSC). The mobility server receives mobility messages from a wireless terminal, and updates a location register associated with the MSC responsive to the received mobility messages. According to one exemplary embodiment, the mobility server has a pre-determined network address, such as a phone number, IP address, etc. The wireless terminal sends the mobility messages as user-plane messages to the pre-determined network address over a traffic data channel. In one exemplary embodiment, the mobility messages indicate the imminent loss of usable base station signals at an identified wireless terminal. For this embodiment, the mobility server may identify a satellite beam associated with the wireless terminal's location based on the received mobility messages, and update the location register accordingly.08-28-2008
20090104937METHOD OF ASSOCIATING MULTIMEDIA OBJECT WITH SUBSTRATE - A method of associating a multimedia object with a substrate using a handheld viewer device. The substrate contains printed information and coded data identifying a region identity and a plurality of positions on the substrate. The substrate has a corresponding page description retrievable via the region identity. The method comprises the steps of: (a) displaying display information corresponding to part of the substrate; (b) identifying a multimedia object for association with a zone of the substrate; and (c) interacting with the display information to indicate association of the multimedia object with the zone. Subsequent interactions with the zone of the substrate using the device causes retrieval of the multimedia object from the updated page description.04-23-2009
20090104935PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A portable electronic device includes a housing and a main body. The housing has an image pickup window. The main body is accommodated in the housing. The main body includes a first lens module, a second lens module, a rotatable base and a driving element. The rotatable base carries the first lens module and the second lens module thereon. The driving element is configured for driving the rotatable base to rotate to selectively allow the first lens module or the second lens module to be aligned with the image pickup window.04-23-2009
20090104934MOBILE TERMINAL AND DATA UPLOADING METHOD THEREOF - A mobile communication terminal, a computer program product and a data uploading method by which data stored in a mobile terminal can be shared in a manner of uploading the data to websites. The mobile communication terminal includes a camera for capturing an image, a memory for storing data, a display for displaying the stored data, an input unit for selecting one of the stored data to upload to a website, the input unit for inputting an upload information on the selected data, a wireless communication unit for transmitting the selected data to upload to the website, and a control unit, if the selected data is completely uploaded, the control unit causing access to the website to be automatically released.04-23-2009
20090104932Chain-shaped foldable cellphone - A chain-shaped foldable cellphone capable of expanding functions and changing shape during usage comprises a mainframe module, a display module, more than one dual-spindle connecting block and an expansible module or an extensive module, wherein the extensive module is a complementary connector of the expansible module, and the neighboring ends of the two modules can be connected mutually while the distant ends thereof can be connected to one of the spindles of one dual-spindle connecting block respectively; by using the pivotal connection of the dual-spindle connecting block, the mainframe module is pivotally connected to the display module, and a plurality of extensive module and expansible module of various functions can be further pivotally connected to construct a chain-shaped foldable cellphone.04-23-2009
20090104931Parallelogrammic foldable cellphone - A parallelogrammic foldable cellphone, capable of spreading and folding obversely or reversely to change the shape during usage, comprises four modular assemblies and four dual-spindle connecting blocks jointed pivotally, wherein a connecting end with a connecting recess and a pair of pivotal connecting parts is disposed respectively on the upper side and lower side of each of the modular assemblies, and wherein the corresponding connecting recess of the neighboring connecting ends of each two neighboring modular assemblies cooperatively receive one of the connecting blocks recess, and each spindle of the connecting block is pivotally connected to a pair of the pivotal connecting parts of one of the two neighboring modular assemblies respectively for pivotally connecting the two neighboring modular assemblies.04-23-2009
20090163241CONFIGURABLE MODULAR MULTI-FUNCTION COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A configurable modular communication device (06-25-2009
20090275362Method and apparatus for remote vehicle communications and control - Long-range remote communication and control of a vehicle is achieved with primary and secondary cellular devices provided by the vehicle user. The primary cellular device is retained by the user, while the secondary cellular device is dedicated to the vehicle and placed in a docking station provided in a vehicle instrument panel or console. The vehicle docking station is equipped with typical cell phone electrical interfaces to supply battery charging current and to establish a bi-directional data communication link between the secondary cellular device and an on-board vehicle computer. The secondary cellular device remains activated, and provides a low-cost remotely accessible communication link between the on-board vehicle computer and the primary cellular device or any other phone, provided that specified security conditions are satisfied.11-05-2009
20090280859AUTOMATIC TAGGING OF PHOTOS IN MOBILE DEVICES - The invention relates to a method for processing a picture file in a mobile communication device. The method includes the steps of obtaining a picture file, detecting a object in the obtained picture file, recognizing the detected object, comparing the detected object with objects in a database, tagging the picture file depending on the comparison, and organizing the tagged picture file depending on the tagging.11-12-2009
20090280862Tool Operated Combination Lock - Disclosed is a system for opening a combination lock with a tool, the tool having a communication apparatus for communicating information related to the opening of the lock with a mobile telephone. Instructions to open a lock are provided by a mobile telephone to the tool. The tool is enabled to receive the instructions in a wireless manner. The tool is mated with the mobile telephone through a cradle. Also disclosed are lock wheels having novel cam configurations and a novel sidebar.11-12-2009
20130217440IMAGE PROCESSING ARCHITECTURES AND METHODS - Cell phones and other portable devices are equipped with a variety of technologies by which existing functionality is improved, and new functionality is provided. Some aspects relate to imaging architectures, in which a cell phone's image sensor is one in a chain of stages that successively act on instructions/data, to capture and later process imagery. Other aspects relate to distribution of processing tasks between the device and remote resources (“the cloud”). Elemental image processing, such as filtering and edge detection—and even some simpler template matching operations—may be performed on the cell phone. Other operations are referred out to remote service providers. The remote service providers can be identified using techniques such as a reverse auction, though which they compete for processing tasks. Other aspects of the disclosed technologies relate to visual search capabilities, and determining appropriate actions responsive to different image inputs. Still others concern metadata generation, processing, and representation. A great number of other features and arrangements are also detailed.08-22-2013
20090286571APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A MASSAGE FUNCTION FOR A MOBILE PHONE - An apparatus for providing a massage function for a user of a mobile phone includes an in-call status module, a vibrating motor, and a processor. The status module is configured to sending a call making signal when the user is making a phone call via the mobile phone. The processor is coupled to the status module and the vibrating motor to receive the call making signal and to control vibration of the vibrating motor. The vibrating motor vibrates regularly to provide the massage function during a duration of the call.11-19-2009
20090291707MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF GENERATING CONTENT THEREIN - A mobile terminal and method of generating a content therein are disclosed, by which a video file can be created using an image captured by a camera and playback music. The present invention includes a camera for capturing a picture, an audio output module outputting a played music, a display unit displaying the captured picture, a controller controlling the camera to capture a plurality of pictures in the course of playing the music, the controller creating a video file by inserting a plurality of the captured pictures in a specific playtime of the music matching a capture timing point of the picture, and a memory storing the created video file.11-26-2009
20090291708Mobile Phone Incorporating Integrated Printer - A mobile phone including a phone body defining front and rear faces, the front face having a keypad and display and the rear face having a removable cover, the phone body further defining a recess between the front and rear faces within which recess a supply of print media is received; a camera fitted to the body and configured to capture an image; a print media stock container adapted to fit within the recess and accessible with the cover removed; and a printer assembly fitted within the body, proximate to a base end of the body. The printer assembly includes an ink ejection printhead configured to print the captured image upon print media, and a feed means provided between the print media stock container and the base end of the body. The feed means is configured to feed print media from the stock container and past the printhead during printing.11-26-2009
20090298531BROADCAST RECEIVER - There is provided a control section 12-03-2009
20080274769POWERED PHYSICAL DISPLAYS ON MOBILE DEVICES - In certain embodiments, a mobile electronic apparatus for facilitating live physical communications with a remote person includes a transducer configured to sense a physical gesture performed by a user of the device; a physical display apparatus configured to convert energy into physical movement; a processor operatively connected to the transducer and to the physical display apparatus, the processor configured to generate an output signal corresponding to the physical gesture and to interpret an input signal to determine a physical action associated with an input signal; and a communications interface configured to send output signals to a data network and to receive input signals from said data network. In some embodiments, the physical display system is configured to produce the physical action substantially immediately after the input signal is received.11-06-2008
20080274768Mobile Terminal, Tv Program Recording System for Mobile Terminal, and Tv Program Recording Program - A mobile terminal 11-06-2008
20100248781MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS DEVICE WITH IMAGE SENSOR DIRECTED INTERNALLY AND EXTERNALLY - The invention provides for a mobile telecommunications device that decodes tags of coded data printed on media present at points internal and external of the device. The device has an image sensor and a beam splitter for deflecting incoming light onto the image sensor. The device also includes a first infrared LED operatively directing light onto external media at the external point, with an infrared filter configured to receive light reflected from the external media onto the beam splitter. Also included is a second infrared LED operatively directing light onto media present in the internal pathway, with a mirror arrangement configured to direct light reflected from the internal media into the beam splitter.09-30-2010
20100248780Digital image viewing system, a cellar phone and a digital photo frame - A digital image viewing system comprises a wireless phone unit, a battery charger for the wireless phone unit and a digital photo frame in short-range wireless communication with the wireless phone unit. The digital photo frame may include phone function unit. Usual slide show is played on display of digital photo frame and replaced by a special image when a speaker of digital photo frame plays a ringer melody. The special image relates to a person causing the ringer melody. An operation at the wireless phone unit is transmitted to the digital photo frame through the short-range wireless communication to change the special image back to the usual slide show. Upon receipt of e-mail with image data attached, cellar phone automatically but conditionally opens the e-mail and takes out the image data to transmit it to digital photo frame through the short-range wireless communication or direct contact with battery charger.09-30-2010
20100248779CARDHOLDER VERIFICATION RULE APPLIED IN PAYMENT-ENABLED MOBILE TELEPHONE - A method includes equipping a mobile telephone with a payment capability, and storing a cardholder verification rule in the mobile telephone. The method further includes the mobile telephone applying the stored rule to determine whether to require a user of the mobile telephone to perform a cardholder verification process.09-30-2010
20100248777SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR STORING AND DISPLAYING DATA WITH DIGITAL IMAGES - A method for storing data with a digital image comprises providing a digital camera for capturing and storing digital images, the digital camera having a controller, a storage medium, a data entry mechanism, and a positioning system. The method further includes the camera receiving direction from a user to capture a digital image and capturing and storing the digital image in response to the user's direction. Additionally, the positioning system determines location information corresponding to the location of the digital camera when the image is captured. The camera receives user-supplied data input to be associated with the captured digital image captured via the data entry mechanism and the controller automatically associates the user-supplied data input and the location information with the digital image and stores the data input, the location information, and the digital image in the storage medium as a combined data file.09-30-2010
20100248778SCROLL WHEEL ON HINGE - A scroll wheel hinge assembly for an electronic device is described. The scroll wheel hinge assembly may be used for an electronic device that pivotally connects a flip module with a base module having a keypad. The flip module has a front face with an internal display and a back face with an external display. The hinge assembly includes a cylindrical rotatable assembly, a flip-closed position, and a flip-open position. More particularly, the cylindrical rotatable assembly is configured to enable the flip module to rotate in relation to the base module about a rotatable axis associated with the cylindrical rotatable assembly. The cylindrical rotatable assembly also includes either a free-wheel or a touch sensitive component on the exterior of the cylindrical assembly. In the illustrative embodiment, the touch sensitive component is configured to perform a scroll function that includes a scroll-up operation and a scroll-down operation.09-30-2010
20100248776Electronic Device Including a Function Button Operable by a Stylus or Similar Device - An electronic device may include a stylus and a housing. An opening may be formed in the housing for inserting and storing the stylus. A function button may be mounted in the housing. The stylus may be adapted to operate the function button when in a stored position inserted within the opening in response to a user applying a predetermined pressure to the stylus.09-30-2010
20100137027CONTROL OF INPUT/OUTPUT THROUGH TOUCH - A mobile terminal including a speaker configured to output sound data, a microphone configured to receive voice data, a sensing unit configured to sense a touching operation of at least one of 1) the speaker or the microphone and 2) a neighborhood area of the speaker or the microphone, and a controller configured to control a volume of the speaker or the microphone based on the sensed touching operation of said at least one of 1) the speaker or the microphone and 2) the neighborhood area of the speaker or the microphone.06-03-2010
20090098907Parked Vehicle Location Information Access via a Portable Cellular Communication Device - A portable cellular communication device and system is provided for finding the current location of a vehicle on demand by a user. The portable cellular communication device can direct the user to a parked vehicle utilizing location data of the portable cellular communication device provided by a GPS transmitter or a wireless node, and current vehicle location information provided by accessing a vehicle location database.04-16-2009
20090054100Television broadcast reception device, television broadcast reception device control method, and television broadcast reception device power consumption management method - Based on the program information for programs to be viewed that have been set by the user in a program-to-view setting section 02-26-2009
20080280643MODULAR MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS DEVICE HAVING A PRINTER - A modular mobile telecommunications device has a printer and image capture means for printing and interacting with printed media. The device includes a mobile phone module for operatively executing a phone operating system, and a sensor module in signal communication with the phone module, the sensor module configured for sensing tags encoded on the printed media. The device also includes a print engine controller module in signal communication with the phone module, the print engine controller module configured for controlling the printer. Also included is a media transport to transport the print media through the printer.11-13-2008
20080280642INTELLIGENT CONTROL OF USER INTERFACE ACCORDING TO MOVEMENT - A device and method of controlling a user interface of an electronic device. The method includes detecting the occurrence of an event for which a user response is desired, moving the electronic device, detecting such moving, and in response to said moving of a prescribed character, controlling the user interface of the electronic device. The controlling includes substituting an automated response for a user response.11-13-2008
20080280641METHODS AND DEVICES FOR GENERATING MULTIMEDIA CONTENT IN RESPONSE TO SIMULTANEOUS INPUTS FROM RELATED PORTABLE DEVICES - Methods of operating a mobile device having a transceiver configured to communicate with a wireless communication network include detecting a motion of the mobile device using a sensor associated with the mobile device, and generating a signal indicative of the motion of the mobile device. An ancillary sensor signal is received from a sensor of an ancillary device associated with the mobile device, and a multimedia object is generated and stored in response to the motion of the mobile device and the ancillary sensor signal. A mobile device includes a sensor that detects motion of the mobile device and generates a signal indicative of a motion of the mobile device, a transceiver configured to communicate with a wireless communication network, and a short-range wireless communication interface configured to receive an ancillary sensor signal from an ancillary device. The device further includes a controller that generates a multimedia object in response to the signal indicative of the motion of the mobile device and the ancillary sensor signal, and stores the multimedia object.11-13-2008
20080293448ASSISTED LOOKUP OF CONTACTING IDENTIFIERS - According to the invention a first communication device investigates if there is an entry of a contacting identifier received in the device in a contacts register. In case there is no such entry it locates, in the contacts register, communication devices in a set of communication devices providing a lookup service, which set includes at least one communication device and where at least one communication device is a personal communication device, an sends a query regarding the contacting identifier to at least one second communication device of the set. The second communication device receives the query and investigates an own contacts register. In case the contacting identifier is provided in the own contacts register it further locates an identity associated with the contacting identifier and automatically sends data regarding the identity to the first communication device as a response to the query.11-27-2008
20080293449METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PARTITIONING A DEVICE INTO DOMAINS TO OPTIMIZE POWER CONSUMPTION - Methods and systems for partitioning a device to optimize power consumption are disclosed and may include partitioning circuitry within an integrated circuit into a plurality of power domains, wherein each of the domains includes different power consumption and handling requirements and a processor. A processor in one of the domains may handle processing of tasks internal to that domain. A processor in the first domain may handle processing of tasks in a second of the domains. The processor in each of the domains may be communicatively coupled to one or more common busses, which may be shared by each of the domains. One domain may be powered in a continuous mode and may include low leakage circuitry. The processors may include general purpose processors. A processor in one domain may control image processing circuitry, which may comprise image sensor pipeline, 3D pipeline and/or video accelerator circuitry.11-27-2008
20080305829APPARATUS FOR CAPTURING, CONVERTING, AND TRANSMITTING A VISUAL IMAGE SIGNAL VIA A DIGITAL TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - An image capture, conversion, compression, storage and transmission system provides a data signal representing the image in a format and protocol capable of being transmitted over any of a plurality of readily available transmission systems and received by readily available, standard equipment receiving stations. In its most comprehensive form, the system is capable of sending and receiving audio, documentary and visual image data to and from standard remote stations readily available throughout the world.12-11-2008
20080305827System and method for obtaining product information through a cellular telephone - A mobile communication device scans a barcode of a product and comprises a scanner, a processing module, and a receiving module. The scanner scans the barcode. The processing module is in communication with the scanner, and sends a coded information received from the scanner to an information provider. The receiving module is in communication with the processing module, and receives a product information from the information provider as a voice message and sends the product information to the processing module.12-11-2008
20080280640INDUCTIVE JOYSTICK - A portable electronic device includes communication circuitry operative to establish a communication over a communication network, an input device for entering at least one user input into the electronic device, and at least one contactless sensor. The contactless sensor is operative to detect at least one of motion or position of the input device relative to the electronic device.11-13-2008
20080305826Communication Device - It is equipped with information inquiry means which inquires for service utilization information regarding user's utilization of network on the occasion of receiving a multimedia transmission service by communication server through network, circuit switch communication means and packet switch communication means which communicate with communication server accounting situation monitor means which monitors a use situation of each communication means and, and multimedia transmission service request means which requests for a multimedia transmission service by communication server, on the basis of service utilization information acquired by information inquiry means and result information monitored by accounting situation monitor means, and can receive an optimum multimedia transmission service, responsive to a utilization situation of each communication means.12-11-2008
20110028184Universal Credit Card Apparatus and Method - The apparatus and method described herein provides for creating multiple spatial patterns, such as magnetic patterns on credit cards. The invention includes storage of information from which patterns may be created, a pattern creation device for creating the spatial patterns, and control whereby the information which is stored is selectively utilized to cause the pattern creation. This allows multiple desired patterns to be simulated, allowing convenient replacement of a number of separate pattern carrying devices.02-03-2011
20110028183IMAGE RECONSTRUCTION - Techniques for reconstructing an image of an object are provided. In some embodiments, an image reconstructing system includes one or more cameras, one or more light sources and an image processor. The cameras are configured to capture images of an object and the light sources are configured to irradiate the object. The image processor is configured to process the images to generate a first representation of the object and a second representation of the object, and to generate a reconstructed image of the object based on the first representation and the second representation.02-03-2011
20080220814WIRELESS DEVICE WITH PRIVACY SCREEN - A cellular telephone including a medical device to monitor he medical or health condition of a user is provided. The cellular telephone is provided with a keypad that is movable from a first position, where a first display and keypad is exposed, to a second position where a second display and keypad is exposed. In the first position, the cellular telephone operates in a conventional cellular telephone manner. In the second position, the cellular telephone operates as the medical device. The second display and/or keypad is hidden from public view when the keypad is in the first position.09-11-2008
20080268904INFORMATION EXCHANGING APPARATUS - An information exchanging apparatus capable of exchanging information with a plurality of outside apparatuses has: a first wireless communicator including a telephone transmitter and telephone receiver for wireless telephone communication with one of the outside apparatuses; a second wireless communicator other than the first wireless communicator; a transmitter arranged to transmit original information to the plurality of outside apparatuses through the second wireless communicator; a processor arranged to process response information from the plurality of outside apparatuses to be received through the second wireless communicator in response to the original information; and a distributor arranged to distribute result information from the processor to the plurality of outside apparatuses through the second wireless communicator.10-30-2008
20080233999Image recognition for placing a call - A mobile station device (09-25-2008
20080287159COMMUNICATING WITH VISIBLE PERSON - A method including a seeking person pointing a directed energy transceiver in a communication device towards a sought person, the seeking and sought persons subscribing to a database in which all subscribers are equipped with means to transmit, receive, accept and reject directed energy signals, and the seeking person receiving a signal back from the sought person that enables the seeking person to communicate with the sought person according to personalized, predefined definitions for the subscribers.11-20-2008
20080268902APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MANAGING SCHEDULE OF USER - A method and apparatus for managing a user schedule, the method including: receiving a reservation message from a service provider with which a service reservation by a user is registered; updating the user schedule by adding an entry to the user schedule according to information included in the reservation message; and providing the updated schedule of the user. According to the apparatus and method, the user can conveniently manage the schedule even when the user schedule information is not input manually.10-30-2008
20080268900Mobile Terminal Which Enables Image Projection - Disclosed herein is a mobile terminal having an image projection function. The mobile terminal includes a camera module, a projection type display device, a light source module, and a control unit. The camera module includes a camera lens and an image detection device. The projection type display device displays images. The light source module includes a light emission device for emitting light having a predetermined brightness. The control unit performs control so that the light source module is operated, thus, the images are projected through the camera lens of the camera module.10-30-2008
20080268898Identification Device Comprising a Transponder Integrated Into a Mobile Telephone - An identification device comprising a transponder (10-30-2008
20090117940Electronic device with biological characteristics activation of execution command - An electronic device is provided to allow users to input a biological characteristic and self-define an execution command corresponding to the biological characteristic. The electronic device includes a key unit, a biological characteristic input unit, a storage unit and a processing unit. A biological characteristic can be inputted to the biological characteristic unit. At least a set of the biological characteristic data can be built by activating a biological characteristic configuration program via the processing unit to execute command to the storage unit.05-07-2009
20090061929Cell Phone Based Product Research - A cell phone is used to access product information. The cell phone obtains a universal product code (UPC) for a product. A product identifier for the product along with a request for information about the product is sent from the cell phone to a remote site. The remote site obtains the requested information. The remote site sends the requested information to the cell phone. The cell phone communicates the requested information to the user.03-05-2009
20110207504Interactive Projected Displays - A projection device may project an image on a display surface. Another projection device may then project an image that appears to interact with the image projected by the first device. A camera in one of the devices may record the interaction. The interaction may be analyzed to implement game play or user selections in general. Communications between the two devices may be established by a network communication protocol.08-25-2011
20090181719MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATION TERMINAL HAVING CAMERA AND CONTROLLING METHOD FOR THE SAME - A mobile communication terminal having a camera and a controlling method thereof are provided. The controlling method may include: determining an operating state of the mobile communication terminal; converting a mode of the camera, installed in the mobile communication terminal, to a particular mode among at least one photographing mode according to the determined operating state of the mobile communication terminal; extracting a data value that is photographed in the converted particular mode; and adjusting a brightness of a display screen of the mobile communication terminal using the extracted data value.07-16-2009
20090181720METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR A MOBILE HANDSET WITH DETACHABLE GAMING MODULE - Methods, systems, and computer readable media for a mobile handset with a detachable gaming module are disclosed. According to one system, a mobile communications device having at least one mobile communications module performs a mobile communications function and executes at least one game. A gaming module, being detachably coupled to the mobile communications device, offloads data storage and processing associated with execution of the game from the mobile communications device to the gaming module.07-16-2009
20090088204Movement-based interfaces for personal media device - Systems and methods are provided for a media device including one or more movement-based interfaces for interfacing with or controlling the media device.04-02-2009
20090029730VIDEO IMAGE DELIVERING APPARATUS, VIDEO IMAGE DELIVERING SYSTEM, AND VIDEO IMAGE DELIVERING METHOD FOR DELIVERING VIDEO IMAGE DEPENDING ON POSITION - Upon receiving an obtaining instruction from video image delivering apparatus, mobile terminal position obtainer obtains the current position of a mobile terminal, which the instruction instructs it to obtain. Mobile terminal position transmitter transmits the current position information indicating the current position to video image delivering apparatus. When communicator of video image delivering apparatus receives the current position information, CPU decides whether or not the current position indicated by the current position information is within a delivery range of a video image file. If it is decided that the current position is within the delivery range, television-phone controller delivers the video image file to mobile terminal.01-29-2009
20100144387MULTIFUNCTIONAL PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A multifunctional portable electronic device includes a camera module, a central processing unit and a display module. The came module is configured to capture images of the anti-counterfeit parts of a to-be-tested item. The central processing unit is configured to receive the images captured by the camera module, compare the images with anti-counterfeit template images of anti-counterfeit parts of a genuine item pre-stored in memory, and determine whether the to-be-tested item is genuine. The display module is configured to show the determined result.06-10-2010
20100144386PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING A ROTARY CAMERA UNIT - The present invention relates to a portable electronic device comprising: a housing; a camera unit (06-10-2010
20110207505METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PREVENTING FLICKER PHENOMENON ON DISPLAY OF MOBILE TERMINAL - A method and apparatus for suppressing screen flicker phenomenon resulting from differences between a scanning frequency of a camera module and a mains power frequency of the region where the mobile terminal is located are provided. The method includes acquiring, when a camera module of the mobile terminal is activated, location information of the mobile terminal, determining a power frequency mapped to the location information, and matching a scanning frequency of the camera module to the power frequency.08-25-2011
20090298539Mobile Station for Unmanned Vehicle - A mobile station for an unmanned vehicle comprises a vehicular storage area for storing a vehicle during transit or at rest. A first wireless transceiver communicates a status or command between the vehicle and the mobile station during at least one of vehicular deployment and rest. A station controller manages a management plan of the vehicle comprising at least one of retooling the vehicle, loading a payload on the vehicle, and recharging or refueling of the vehicle.12-03-2009
20090298538MULTIFUNCTION MOBILE PHONE AND METHOD THEREOF - A multifunction mobile phone includes an accelerometer, a selection module, and a processor. The accelerometer detects a movement of the multifunction mobile phone, and generates acceleration signals in response to the movement. The selection module selects components of the acceleration signals in response to a selection signal. The processor receives the acceleration signals when no selection signal is inputted to the selection module, so as to control the multifunction mobile phone itself. The processor receives at least part of the acceleration signals through the selection module in response to the selection signal, so as to control the electronic device.12-03-2009
20090137269METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INTEGRATING A COMPUTER MOUSE FUNCTION IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A method and system are implemented for controlling the position of a cursor on a display screen of a remote host device with a mobile communication device. The method comprises establishing a communication link between the mobile communication device and the selected remote host device, detecting an amount of displacement of the mobile communication device, converting the detected amount of displacement into displacement data of the cursor in a coordinate format compatible with the display screen of the host device, and transmitting the displacement data to the remote host device.05-28-2009
20090143099MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL HAVING CONVERSION LENS AND PHOTOGRAPHY METHOD USING THE SAME - Provided are a mobile communication terminal and a photography method for the same using a conversion lens. The mobile communication terminal includes a terminal body, a camera assembly installed at one side of the terminal body and a conversion lens detachably installed on a front surface of the camera assembly, wherein product data of the conversion lens mounted on the camera assembly are automatically identified and a microcomputer installed in the terminal body automatically adjusts a photography mode such that a special photography mode is entered without requiring any professional knowledge.06-04-2009
20090186654Method of automatically playing text information in voice by an electronic device under strong light - A method of automatically playing text information in voice by an electronic device under strong light is applied to an electronic device (such as a mobile phone). The device includes a light sensor, a text to speech unit, and a display such as a liquid crystal display. The light sensor detects an intensity of ambient light, and when the intensity is greater than a predetermined value, the text to speech unit will convert text information (such as a textual description or short message) into corresponding voice signals, and an audio speaker (such as a loudspeaker or earphone) of the electronic device plays the voice signals. When users can not view the text information on the screen clearly under strong light, the electronic device can read the text information and play the text information in voice, and users can still listen to the desired text information under strong light by the method.07-23-2009
20090131106Terminal, Camera Unit, and Terminal Camera Unit System - A portable terminal selectively includes either a camera unit which has an image pickup section and is formed with an engagement part or a cover unit formed with the same engagement part as the camera unit. An attachment part for engaging with the engagement part is provided in a main body of the portable terminal.05-21-2009
20090137268Portable Terminal - A portable telephone according to this invention includes a housing (05-28-2009
20090286570PORTABLE COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD OF PROCESSING EMBEDDED VISUAL CUES - A portable communication device is equipped with a camera and visual cue detection circuitry. The visual cue detection circuitry is configured to detect visual cues embedded into images and/or products. Upon detection of an embedded visual cue, the portable communication device is configured to initiate a secondary action, such as launching a game for playing or a media file for viewing, or reporting non-genuine or counterfeit products.11-19-2009
20090137273DUAL CHANNEL BROADCAST RECEIVER AND MOBILE TERMINAL HAVING SAME - A dual channel broadcast receiver includes: a first receiving section having a first antenna, a first low noise amplifier for amplifying a signal received by the first antenna, and a first power divider for dividing a signal fed from the first low noise amplifier into two signals to be outputted therefrom; a second receiving section having a second antenna, a second low noise amplifier for amplifying a signal received by the second antenna, and a second power divider for dividing a signal fed from the second low noise amplifier into two signals to be outputted therefrom; a dual tuner having a first RF input terminal and a second RF input terminal; and a selecting section for, in dual channel reception, selecting and feeding to the first and second RF input terminals either a signal fed from the first receiving section or a signal fed from the second receiving section. The dual channel broadcast receiver does not supply power to an antenna that is not being used.05-28-2009
20090137271CAMERA PHONE AND REAL-TIME ADDRESSING IMAGE TRANSMISSION METHOD THEREOF - A camera phone and a real-time addressing image transmission method thereof are provided. The camera phone includes a photographing module, an addressing module for storing a network address of a receiving end, and a real-time transmission module. A sight is photographed to generate a media data corresponding to the sight by using the photographing module. The addressing module is read by the real-time transmission module to judge whether the network address of the receiving end is stored or not, and the media data is transmitted to the receiving end if the network address is stored. The apparatus and method could be utilized to photograph scenes and behavior of persons involved in the moment of taking a taxi, traffic accidents, active crimes, or activities, and transmit them immediately to a designated receiving end, so as to conserve images numerously and effectively without occupying a memory space of the camera phone.05-28-2009
20090137270Ringing Image for Incoming Calls - An electronic device (05-28-2009
20080318627Portable communication terminal - In the upper enclosure, a CPU for application and a memory for application as well as an application device are mounted. In the lower enclosure, a CPU for communication and a memory for communication as well as a transmission/reception circuit are mounted. In such a configuration, the data transfer for application processing is executed mainly in the upper enclosure. Thus, the quantity of data passing through the folding portion from/to the lower enclosure for the application processing is reduced. The wire harness is simplified and power consumption is reduced.12-25-2008
20090186652Camera Cell Phone With Integrated Wireless Mouse - An improvement to a cellular camera phone comprising a source of illumination positioned adjacent to the camera unit and configured to illuminate a portion of an underlying surface within the field of view the camera unit; programming effective to (a) collect a current tracking image frame, (b) compare the current tracking image frame with a prior tracking image frame, (c) compute a relative displacement between the tracking image frames, and (d) store the current tracking image frame as a prior tracking image frame; and a wireless peripheral interface, wherein the wireless peripheral interface communicates the relative displacement to a computer. Also, a method of retrofitting a cellular camera phone to provide wireless mouse functionality comprising the steps of providing an accessory unit for engagement with the cellular phone configured to position a source of illumination adjacent to the camera unit and to illuminate a portion of an underlying surface within the field of view the camera unit; providing the aforedescribed programming, and providing programming to communicate the relative displacement to a computer.07-23-2009
20090143097PCB coil for hearing aid compatibility compliance - A wireless phone includes a wireless transceiver that facilitates wireless transfer of signals containing audio information. The wireless transceiver receives signals containing audio information and a processing circuit coupled to the wireless transceiver receives audio data based on the audio signals and provides output audio signals. The phone also includes a coil formed in a circuit carrying element (e.g. circuit board). The coil receives a signal based on the output audio signals from the processing circuit and, in response, provides an output signal receivable by a hearing aid that is not intelligible by a human ear. The coil may be one of multiple coils of a coil system formed in multiple layers of the circuit carrying element.06-04-2009
20090186655DIGITAL CAMERAS WITH TRIANGULATION AUTOFOCUS SYSTEMS AND RELATED METHODS - Digital cameras with triangulation auto focus systems include a spot beam emitter than can be used to project a spot onto a subject that is captured in an image and used to electronically automatically determine a subject to camera distance.07-23-2009
20080318625MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE WITH GAMING MODE AND METHODS FOR USE THEREWITH - A mobile communication device includes a sensor for generating gaming data in response to the actions of a user. A wireless telephony transceiver sends the gaming data to a game device in a gaming mode of operation and transceives wireless telephony data with a wireless telephony network in a telephony mode of operation.12-25-2008
20080318626MULTI-MODE MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE WITH MOTION SENSOR AND METHODS FOR USE THEREWITH - A mobile communication device includes a motion sensor for generating motion signals in response to motion of the mobile communication device. A motion data generation module generates motion data based on the motion signals. At least one transceiver sends the motion data to a game device in a gaming mode of operation and transceives wireless telephony data with a wireless telephony network in a telephony mode of operation.12-25-2008
20090325640System and Method for Multimedia Storing and Retrieval Using Low-Cost Tags as Virtual Storage Mediums - Systems, methods and computer program products for storing, securing, identifying, authenticating and retrieving multimedia messages using low-cost barcode or RFID tags are disclosed. Additionally, a set of software features facilitate the easy and intuitive storage and retrieval of multimedia information using a mobile telephone acting on the media tags. Such tags can be attached or affixed to physical, real-world objects thus allowing multimedia messages associated with the tags to be retrieved with the real-world objects in a time-shifted and space-shifted manner from when and where they were recorded. The present invention uses low-cost (metal, paper or plastic) tags—encoded using barcodes or RFID—as virtual message storage units and commercially-available terminals equipped with appropriate software and sensors, such as mobile telephones, as recording and reading devices.12-31-2009
20090325637PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH CONTROLLERS - The present invention provides a portable electronic device. The device includes a first controller, a second controller, a mode switch unit, and a main controller. The mode switch unit is for a user to operate thereby generating a mode switch instruction. The main controller is for switching a work mode according to the mode switch instruction from the mode switch unit. When the mode switch unit generates a first mode switch instruction, the device enters a common work mode whereby the main controller activates the first controller and the second controller to be on standby; and when the mode switch unit generates a second mode switch instruction, the device enters a single work mode whereby the main controller activates only one of the first controller and the second controller to be on standby.12-31-2009
20090325638SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COLLECTING TRAFFIC VIOLATION DATA - A system and method for collecting traffic violation data sets at least one possible traffic violation item in the electronic device, selects a corresponding traffic violation item when a traffic violation occurs, and activates a CCD camera of an electronic device to capture an image of the traffic violation. The system and method further uses an assisted global position system (A-GPS) to obtain location information and time information of the traffic violation, verifies access of a user of the electronic device, and transmits the image, the location information, the time information and the digital certificate to a traffic management server to process the traffic violation.12-31-2009
20090082061MOBILE TERMINAL EQUIPPED WITH MODE SETTING KEY AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal equipped with a mode setting key and a method of controlling the mobile terminal are provided. The method includes providing a mode setting key for choosing an operating mode for the mobile terminal; placing the mobile terminal in an operating mode chosen by the mode setting key when the mode setting key is manipulated; and placing the mobile terminal in a standby mode regardless of the chosen operating mode when the mobile terminal is booted. Therefore, it is possible to place a mobile terminal in any operating mode chosen by a mode setting key and to automatically place the mobile terminal in a standby mode immediately after being booted, regardless of the operating mode chosen by the mode setting key.03-26-2009
20090258673PORTABLE ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND HOUSING THEREOF - A portable electronic apparatus comprises one or more protrusion structures on a surface of the portable electronic apparatus. The protrusion structure comprises a plurality of facets, and one or more peaks are formed on the junctions of the facets. The facets are preferably in the form of triangles or quadrangles, and the protrusion structure is in the form of a pyramid of a triangular base or a quadrangular base. In an embodiment, the protrusion structure is formed on the back housing of the portable electronic apparatus, so that an electronic device, e.g., a digital camera module, embedded in the back housing can be protected to minimize the likelihood of damage.10-15-2009
20130217441INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD - An information processing system includes a mobile equipment and an information processing apparatus. The mobile equipment includes a sensor for acquiring biological information, a camera for acquiring an image corresponding to a visual field of a user, and a first communication means. The information processing apparatus includes a second communication unit and computing unit. The computing unit determines whether to activate the camera based on the biological information acquired by the sensor. Further, the computing unit extracts a feature from the image acquired by the camera and transmits information regarding the extracted feature to a public network using the second communication unit to acquire a searched result regarding the extracted feature.08-22-2013
20090061928MOBILE TERMINAL - An input device for reducing an erroneous operation and a mobile terminal having the same are disclosed. The input device includes: a first manipulating unit that has a plurality of movement directions based on a reference position and performing an input operation corresponding to each movement direction; a second manipulating unit disposed around the first manipulating unit and inputting information in a touch (tactile) manner; and an erroneous input detecting unit, which is installed to allow detection of user touches between the first and second manipulating units, can distinguish user inputs that were not intended to be made on the second manipulating unit, by comparing the signals generated when the second manipulating unit is actually operated and the signals generated by erroneous touches made adjacent to the second manipulating unit.03-05-2009
20090088205In-vehicle device having hard disk drive and method for controlling the same - An in-vehicle device includes: a communication element; a coupling element for coupling and decoupling between the in-vehicle device and a cell phone via the communication element; a hard disk drive for storing a telephone directory data; an incoming call notification element for notifying a passenger about an incoming call, accessing the telephone directory data, and notifying individual information of a caller; a high altitude decision element for deciding whether the vehicle is disposed in a high altitude area; and a switching element for setting the hard disk drive in an off-mode when the vehicle enters into the high altitude area, and for setting the hard disk drive in an on-mode when the vehicle passes through the high altitude area. The incoming call notification element stops notifying the incoming call and the individual information when the hard disk drive is in the off-mode.04-02-2009
20090061927System And Method For Delivering Adaptively Multi-media Content Through A Network - A multimedia multimodal dynamic user interface for mobile/wireless devices is introduced in present invention. With this mechanism, service providers can offer rich user oriented applications and they have the freedom to explore new applications easily. A voice call path and a data path are setup for each call request to support the user interface and the device information is sent to a server during the call setup procedure. The user interface offers virtual user to user interaction by integrating multi-media with multi modal interactions. A user may enter inputs through multiple modals and inputs are synchronized and delivered to a server for processing.03-05-2009
20110230233TELEPHONE FOR PRINTING ENCODED FORM - A telephone for printing an encoded form on print media is provided having a printer for printing the form encoded with region data on the print media, a transport path along which the print media is transported during printing, an interface to a remote server, and a sensor on the transport path for sensing identifiers encoded on the print media and generating an association between the sensed identifiers and the region data. The generated association is transmitted to the remote server via the interface such that user interaction with the regions of the identified printed form communicated to the remote server provide selection of the region data.09-22-2011
20110230232SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR VIDEO EDITING - Systems and methods are disclosed to edit video by receiving a source video; processing the source video with a plurality of tasks including one or more transitions, effects, and audio; assigning the tasks to a plurality of general purpose processor cores and/or a graphics processing unit (GPU); and rendering a video output.09-22-2011
20110223970Image-Based Addressing of Physical Content for Electronic Communication - In one exemplary embodiment, a method includes: capturing image data for physical content, where the physical content includes a recipient image indicative of at least one desired recipient; performing image recognition on the captured image data to identify the recipient image; matching the recipient image with corresponding contact information to obtain address information for the at least one desired recipient; and addressing an electronic communication to the at least one desired recipient using the address information, where the electronic communication includes the captured image data for the physical content.09-15-2011
20110223968DEDICATED ACCESSORY DEVICES FOR HANDHELD COMMUNICATION DEVICES AND RELATED METHODS - An accessory device and a handheld device may be synchronized by forming a communication link between the handheld device and the accessory device. The handheld device includes a plurality of functions and the accessory device is configured to operate a subset of the plurality of functions. Each of the plurality of functions of the handheld device includes executable program code, content data files and functional setting information. The executable program code, content data files and functional setting information is transferred for at least one of the plurality of functions of the handheld device to the accessory device. The communication link between the handheld device and the accessory device is disconnected. The subset of the plurality of functions is operated on the accessory device using the transferred executable program code, content data files and functional setting information from the handheld device after disconnecting the communication link between the handheld device and the accessory device.09-15-2011
20090088206MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS DEVICE WITH PRINTING AND SENSING MODULES - A mobile telecommunications includes a mobile phone module. A printer module is operatively connected to the mobile phone module and includes a print engine controller. A tag sensor module is operatively connected to the mobile phone module and includes an image sensor and processor.04-02-2009
20090088202Service Discovery Via Mobile Imaging Systems And Methods - A method of receiving content associated with media includes using a mobile device to acquire an image from media. The image has corresponding content. The method also includes using the mobile device to process the image to thereby produce the content and displaying at least a portion of the content on a display of the mobile device.04-02-2009
20090209288HANDHELD COMPUTING UNIT OF A COMPUTING DEVICE WITH AN EXTENDED COMPUTING UNIT - A handheld computing unit includes a hardware section and memory. The memory includes an application section and an operating system section. The operating system section includes operational instructions that cause the hardware section to: detect a mode change request to a non-standalone mode; determine whether an extended computing unit is engaged with another handheld computing unit; when the extended computing unit is engaged with another handheld unit, initiate a single extended computing unit-multiple handheld computing unit mode; and when the initiation is successful, retrieve a single extended computing unit-multiple handheld computing unit operating system boot loader.08-20-2009
20090061926Cell Phone with Bluetooth Inside - A device for wireless communication includes a cell phone device for wireless communication and a Bluetooth device for wireless communication with the cell phone device. The Bluetooth device is detachedly connected to the cell phone device. The cell phone device includes a restricting device to hold the Bluetooth device, and the Bluetooth device includes an outwardly extending projection to cooperate with the restraining device. The cell phone device includes a release device to release the Bluetooth device by cooperating with the restraining device, and the Bluetooth device includes an ear member. The cell phone device includes a depression for holding the Bluetooth device, and the Bluetooth device includes a housing member. The Bluetooth device includes a connecting member for connecting the housing member with the ear member, and the Bluetooth device includes a microphone device.03-05-2009
20090149214Mobile Communications Device - Mobile communications devices are described. In an implementation, a mobile communications device comprises a first housing that includes a display device and a second housing that is moveably attached to the first housing. The second housing includes a keyboard having an orientation that defines a top and bottom of the second housing. The second housing also includes a camera and a flash disposed adjacent to the top of an opposing side of the second housing from the keyboard. The camera and the flash are further disposed at opposing corners, one to another, at the top of the opposing side of the second housing.06-11-2009
20100178955MOBILE DEVICE COMPRISING A NAVIGATION DEVICE - A mobile device (07-15-2010
20090203400Sheet Feed Assembly - A sheet feed assembly with a pair of rollers to feed sheets of media along a feed path. The roller pair has a drive roller and an idler roller. The drive roller is mounted between two bearings and for rotation about its longitudinal axis. The idler roller is shorter than the drive roller and is held against the drive roller by two guide formations and at either end. The guide formations bias the idler roller against the drive roller while allowing some lateral displacement of the idler roller from the drive roller.08-13-2009
20090209285PORTABLE COMMUNICATION DEVICE HAVING TOUCH-SENSITIVE INPUT DEVICE ... - A portable communication device having a touch-sensitive input device is configured to selectively suppress spurious key press events based on the orientation of the portable communication device. The device is equipped with an orientation sensor and processing circuitry to suppress key press events when the device is oriented in a predefined orientation, such as a predefined orientation representative of an active call.08-20-2009
20090209286AGGREGATED VIEW OF LOCAL AND REMOTE SOCIAL INFORMATION - Disclosed are a system and method for gathering social information that is of interest to a user of a communications device. Information is gathered both from the device itself (e.g., call logs) and remotely (e.g., from social-networking web sites). The gathered information is then intelligently aggregated and presented to the user in a unified format. In many cases, each piece of social information is associated with at least one virtual identity. Some embodiments rationalize the display of social information by using a contact-identity database that associates a contact person with his multiple virtual identities. In some embodiments, the user can specify how the information is to be displayed and can specify ways to filter the information. For example, the user can specify which contact people are of interest and can filter their social information based on the type of the information and the time at which the information was posted.08-20-2009
20090239579MOBILE DEVICE CAPABLE OF SUITABLY DISPLAYING INFORMATION THROUGH RECOGNITION OF USER'S FACE AND RELATED METHOD - A mobile device and a method that can suitably display information on a display screen in a direction consistent with a user's view according to a rotated position of the mobile device determined through recognition of a user's face are provided. A camera module acquires a user's image including the user's face, and a face recognition unit recognizes the user's face from the user's image. A position determination unit determines a position of the mobile device from a positional relation of the user's face to the user's image. A display controller determines a display direction of the information according to the position of the mobile device, and then controls a display unit to display the information in the display direction.09-24-2009
20120077544APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DETECTION OF RADIATION - Digital images or the charge from pixels in light sensitive semiconductor based imagers may be used to detect gamma rays and energetic particles emitted by radioactive materials. Methods may be used to identify pixel-scale artifacts introduced into digital images and video images by high energy gamma rays. Statistical tests and other comparisons on the artifacts in the images or pixels may be used to prevent false-positive detection of gamma rays. The sensitivity of the system may be used to detect radiological material at distances in excess of 50 meters. Advanced processing techniques allow for gradient searches to more accurately determine the source's location, while other acts may be used to identify the specific isotope. Coordination of different imagers and network alerts permit the system to separate non-radioactive objects from radioactive objects.03-29-2012
20120077542Methods and Arrangements Employing Mixed-Domain Displays - An image is encoded to define one or more spatial regions that can be sensed by a suitably-equipped mobile device (e.g., a smartphone), but are imperceptible to humans. When such a mobile device senses one of these regions, it takes an action in response (e.g., rendering an associated tone, playing linked video, etc.). The regions may overlap in layered fashion. One form of encoding employs modification of the color content of the image at higher spatial frequencies, where human vision is not acute. In a particular embodiment, the encoding comprises altering a transform domain representation of the image by adding signal energy in a first chrominance channel, where the added signal energy falls primarily within a segmented arc region in a transform domain space. In another arrangement, a smartphone display presents both image data captured from a scene, and a transform representation of the image data (e.g., in the Fourier domain). This latter information can aid a user in positioning the phone, e.g., to enhance decoding of a steganographic digital watermark. In still another arrangement, foveal filtering is applied to of smartphone-captured image data in connection with other image processing.03-29-2012
20090253459MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING TRANSMISSION CHARACTERISTIC THEREOF - A mobile communication terminal includes: a signal transmission section having a predetermined default value for a transmission characteristic; an antenna to be used at least by the signal transmission section; a separate circuit section sharing ground with the signal transmission section and the antenna, and being different from the signal transmission section; a monitoring section monitoring a change in a use state of the terminal related to the separate circuit section; and when the signal transmission section transmits a signal using the antenna, if the monitoring section detects a change in the use state of the terminal, a transmission-characteristic adjusting section adjusting a transmission characteristic of the signal transmission section from the default value to a characteristic optimized for the use state.10-08-2009
20110143811Methods and Systems for Content Processing - Many of the detailed technologies are useful in enabling a smart phone to respond to a user's environment, e.g., so it can serve as an intuitive hearing and seeing device. A few of the detailed arrangements involve optimizing division of shared processing tasks between the phone and remote devices; using a phone GPU for exhaustive speculative execution and machine vision purposes (including facial recognition); novel device architectures involving abstraction layers that facilitate substitution of different local and remote services; interactions with private networks as they relate to audio/image processing; adapting the orders in which operations are executed, and the types of data that are exchanged with remote servers, in accordance with current context; reconfiguring networks based on sensed social affiliations among users and in accordance with predictive models of user behavior; etc. A great variety of other features and arrangements are also detailed.06-16-2011
20090247221Sending A Message To A Number Via A Coded Surface - A method of sensing a message to a number using a print medium is disclosed. The method starts by sensing coded data on a surface of the print medium using a sensor module of a mobile telecommunications device. From the coded information a print media identifier and a position of the sensor module relative to the print medium are determined. Next, using the print media identifier and the position, the number is obtained from a database. Finally, a message editor is opened in the mobile telecommunications device, with a current message being addressed to the number.10-01-2009
20120196650WEARABLE ULTRA-THIN MINIATURIZED MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS - A cellular telephone is provided with a wearable housing, desirably in a form which can be concealed in the user's clothing, wallet, or other place. The housing may be devoid of switches or buttons for controlling the cellular telephone, and control inputs can be provided through free space communications such as a short-range radio link. A module for use in portable communications devices includes chips superposed on one another on a stack, and incorporates an interposer for facilitating connections between the chips.08-02-2012
20120196649APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD OF USE OF IMAGING ASSEMBLY ON MOBILE TERMINAL - A system for collecting data comprising a mobile terminal for capturing a plurality of frames of image data, the mobile terminal having a first imaging assembly and a second imaging assembly, the first imaging assembly for capturing a first frame of image data representing a first object and the second imaging assembly for capturing a second frame of image data representing a second object, wherein the system for use in collecting data is operative for associating first frame information and second frame information, the first frame information including one or more of image data of the first frame of image data and information derived utilizing the image data of the first frame of image data, the second frame information including one or more of image data of the second frame of image data and information derived utilizing the image data of the second frame of image data.08-02-2012
20120196648APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD OF USE OF IMAGING ASSEMBLY ON MOBILE TERMINAL - A system for collecting data comprising a mobile terminal for capturing a plurality of frames of image data, the mobile terminal having a first imaging assembly and a second imaging assembly, the first imaging assembly for capturing a first frame of image data representing a first object and the second imaging assembly for capturing a second frame of image data representing a second object, wherein the system for use in collecting data is operative for associating first frame information and second frame information, the first frame information including one or more of image data of the first frame of image data and information derived utilizing the image data of the first frame of image data, the second frame information including one or more of image data of the second frame of image data and information derived utilizing the image data of the second frame of image data.08-02-2012
20090239577Method and system for multimedia captures with remote triggering - There is provided a system for triggering a multimedia unit to capture multimedia. The system comprises a multimedia unit configured to capture multimedia, which may be images, video, or other sensory information. The system may further comprise a wireless device, such as a cell phone, configured to send a triggering signal, such as an SMS message, wherein the triggering signal includes an identifier for the wireless device. The system may further comprise a wireless network, such as a cellular network, configured to carry the triggering signal and configured to carry the multimedia. The system may further comprise a multimedia host configured to receive the multimedia via a system network and to present the multimedia to a user of the system for capturing multimedia via a built-in multimedia display or to a client computer via the Internet.09-24-2009
20090239580COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A communication system capable of easily distinguishing a user includes means for storing reference living body information, means for reading collation living body information of the user, means for collating the collation living body information with the reference living body information and means for sending a notice of coincidence as data to a mating party when the collation result proves coincident.09-24-2009
20090239578COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND METHOD - A communication apparatus includes a communication unit, an operation unit, and a recording unit. The communication unit is for communicating with other communication apparatuses. The operation unit is for generating an operation signal corresponding to a user's operation. The recording unit is for recording immediate environmental sound and generating an audio file. The audio file is sent to the other communication apparatuses when the communication unit receives an incoming call from the other communication apparatuses and the operation unit does not receive a user's operation responding to the incoming call. A communication method is also provided.09-24-2009
20100151902Method and Apparatus for Rotating a First and/or Second Portion of an Electronic Device - In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, an apparatus comprises a first portion comprising a user interface. Further, the apparatus comprises a second portion comprising an input device. The apparatus comprises a rotatable mechanism configured to rotatably move the first portion and the second portion over a pivot axis to align the first portion and a second portion in a horizontal or vertical position.06-17-2010
20100151901Mobile Shopper Wizard - Devices and methods are disclosed which relate to taking a picture of a product barcode with a mobile telephone and retrieving an aggregate of relevant information concerning that product. When a consumer walks into a store and sees a product, the consumer may take a picture of the product's barcode using a camera on a mobile telephone. Once the picture is taken, software onboard the mobile telephone recognizes it as a single product and a search begins for information concerning that product. The search is performed by a server located somewhere on the same mobile network as the consumer. The server accesses a plurality of databases, some of its own plus many others. The server searches for similar products, competing prices, local availability, etc. Once the information is retrieved from the databases, the server then filters the information according to location and any other constraints the consumer may have. The server then sends the aggregate of filtered information to the consumer's mobile telephone. The aggregate is sent to the mobile telephone in a mobile format so that the consumer can quickly and easily understand the information. A list of menu options is displayed on the screen of the mobile telephone for the consumer. From the list the consumer selects an option to display more detailed information about the products prices, availability, competing products, accessories, etc.06-17-2010
20100016016Handheld Devices and Methods for Extracting Data - The present invention relates generally to handheld devices and using such to extract identifying data. One claim recites a handheld wireless device including: an input for receiving a subset of database information; electronic memory for storing the retrieved subset of database information, the handheld device including an input device; an optical imaging device for capturing a portion of a map, the portion of the map including at least one steganographic watermark hidden therein through alterations to data representing the portion, the alterations being generally imperceptible to a human observer of the portion of the map, the steganographic watermark including map location information; an electronic processor configured to: determine which information of the retrieved subset of the database information corresponds to the map location information; and control providing corresponding retrieved subset database information. Other claims and combinations are provided as well.01-21-2010
20100151903MOBILE PHONE TERMINAL WITH CAMERA FUNCTION AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A mobile phone terminal with a camera function includes a camera hardware section having an image sensor and a camera lens, an instruction input section for inputting an instruction to start image capturing, an illumination sensor which is arranged on an outer surface of a housing and detects an ambient illumination value while a mobile phone function is activated, and an image capturing start control section. The image capturing start control section sets camera driver software into a standby state after starting it while the mobile phone function is activated. When an instruction to start image capturing is inputted from the instruction input section, the image capturing start control section determines an exposure value used for image capturing by using the detected illumination value, restores the camera driver software, and causes the camera hardware section to perform image capturing using the exposure value.06-17-2010
20100184473HANDHELD DISPLAY DEVICE FOR PLAYING AND CONTROLLING AUDIO ASSOCIATED WITH PRINTED SUBSTRATE - A handheld display device for imaging a printed substrate and controlling playback of audio associated with the printed substrate. The device comprises: an optical sensor for imaging an area of the printed substrate and for generating image data; a processor for determining interaction data using the image data, the interaction data identifying a substrate identity; a transceiver for retrieval of audio data corresponding to part of the printed substrate; a touch-sensitive display screen for displaying display information identifying the audio together with at least one static element for controlling audio playback; and an audio output means for outputting the audio based on said retrieved audio data. Interaction with the static element via the touch-sensitive screen controls audio playback.07-22-2010
20100184468HANDHELD DISPLAY DEVICE FOR REVEALING HIDDEN CONTENT ON A PRINTED SUBSTRATE - A handheld display device for imaging a printed substrate and revealing hidden content associated with the printed substrate. The device comprises: an optical sensor for imaging an area of the printed substrate and for generating image data; a processor for determining interaction data using the image data, the interaction data identifying a substrate identity; a transceiver for retrieval of display data corresponding to the printed substrate, the display data comprising first data corresponding to the printed content and second data corresponding to the hidden content; and a touch-sensitive display screen for displaying display information based on the display data. The display information includes first content corresponding to the printed content and second content corresponding to the hidden content, thereby revealing the hidden content on the screen.07-22-2010
20100184467METHOD OF REVEALING HIDDEN CONTENT ON A PRINTED SUBSTRATE USING HANDHELD DISPLAY DEVICE - A method of revealing hidden content associated with a printed substrate using a handheld display device having touch-sensitive screen and a transceiver for sending and receiving digital information. The method comprises the steps of: imaging an area of the substrate containing printed content and generating image data using an optical sensor; determining interaction data using the image data, the interaction data identifying a substrate identity; retrieving display data comprising first data corresponding to the printed content and second data corresponding to the hidden content; and displaying, on the touch-sensitive screen, display information based on the display data. The display information includes first content corresponding to the printed content and second content corresponding to the hidden content, thereby revealing the hidden content on the screen.07-22-2010
20100173669USING A GRAPHICS PROCESSING UNIT TO CORRECT VIDEO AND AUDIO DATA - Described is a device (e.g., a cell phone incorporating a digital camera) that incorporates a graphics processing unit (GPU) to process image data in order to increase the quality of a rendered image. The processing power provided by a GPU means that, for example, an unacceptable pixel value (e.g., a pixel value associated with a malfunctioning or dead detector element) can be identified and replaced with a new value that is determined by averaging other pixel values. Also, for example, the device can be calibrated against benchmark data to generate correction factors for each detector element. The correction factors can be applied to the image data on a per-pixel basis. If the device is also adapted to record and/or play digital audio files, the audio performance of the device can be calibrated to determine correction factors for a range of audio frequencies.07-08-2010
20100184469HANDHELD DISPLAY DEVICE FOR PLAYING VIDEO ASSOCIATED WITH PRINTED SUBSTRATE - A handheld display device for imaging a printed substrate and playing video associated with the printed substrate. The device comprises: an optical sensor for imaging an area of the printed substrate and for generating image data; a processor for determining interaction data using the image data, the interaction data identifying a substrate identity; a transceiver for retrieval of video data corresponding to the printed substrate; and a touch-sensitive display screen for playing the video based on the video data.07-22-2010
20100190525PRINT ONTO A PRINT MEDIUM TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE ORIENTATION OF PREVIOUSLY PRINTED CONTENT - A method is describe in which an orientation indicator on a print medium inserted into a printer is sensed, the orientation indicator identifying the orientation of content previously printed on the print medium, the orientation of the content previously printed on the print medium is determined, and print data is rotated prior to printing the print data onto the print medium by the printer to take into account the orientation of the content previously printed on the print medium.07-29-2010
20090047996METHOD OF PROVIDING PREVIEW IMAGE AND MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - A mobile communication terminal including a wireless transceiver configured to perform a video telephony call with at least one other terminal, a display configured to display a first image corresponding to a user of the mobile communication terminal and a second image corresponding to a user of the at least one other terminal during the video telephony call, an input device configured to input a request for an image processing of the first image, and a controller configured to perform a predetermined image processing on the first image according to the input request for the image processing and to control the display to display the image-processed first image as a preview image.02-19-2009
20090047993METHOD OF USING MUSIC METADATA TO SAVE MUSIC LISTENING PREFERENCES - To improve the consumer experience with electronic devices, an improved system and method is provided for selecting and applying optimal settings for listening to digital music. In exemplary embodiments, optimal equalizer settings for a given song or music category may be stored in the metadata of the music file. When the song is played by an electronic device, the optimal equalizer settings are extracted from the music metadata. The equalizer of the electronic device then may adjust automatically to the optimal settings as extracted from the metadata. The optimal settings may be defined by a content provider or selected by a user as a series of personal preferences. By adjusting the equalizer settings automatically to the optimal settings, enjoyment of the music may be enhanced.02-19-2009
20090047994System and method for sharing network resources between hearing devices - This invention relates to a system (02-19-2009
20090047997TELECOMMUNICATIONS DEVICE CONFIGURED TO PRINT AND SENSE CODED DATA TAGS - A telecommunications device includes a printer configured to print visible information and invisible coded data tags on print media. An image sensor is configured to sense the printed data tags. A contact sensor includes a switch that is configured to close through contact so that the image sensor can sense at least one data tag. A controller decodes information relating to the sensed data tag. In one embodiment, the printer includes a replaceable printhead cartridge defining ink supply reservoirs, and a quality assurance integrated circuit is configured to authenticate the integrated circuit.02-19-2009
20090047995PORTABLE COMMUNICATION DEVICE HAVING A DUAL CAMERA MODULE WITH A COMMON IMAGE SENSOR ELEMENT - A portable communication device is equipped with a dual camera module having a first or main camera module, a second or video telephony camera module and a common image sensor element configured to receive images from the first and second camera modules. The dual camera module includes image-shifting optics configured to shift images from the second camera module onto a portion of a common image sensor such that images from the main camera module may be received by a first or main portion of the common image sensor and images from the second camera module may be received by a secondary portion of the common image sensor.02-19-2009
20100184475HANDHELD DISPLAY DEVICE FOR FILLING IN FORMS - A handheld display device for imaging a printed substrate containing a printed form and for filling in the form. The device comprises: an optical sensor for imaging an area of the printed substrate and for generating image data; a processor for determining interaction data using the image data, the interaction data identifying a substrate identity; a transceiver for retrieval of display data corresponding to the form; and a touch-sensitive display screen for displaying display information based on the display data, the display information including a displayed form field of the form. The device is configured such that user interaction with the displayed form field via the touch-sensitive display screen enters form data into the device and causes a page description to be updated with the form data.07-22-2010
20100184477SYSTEM FOR RETRIEVING DISPLAY DATA FOR HANDHELD DISPLAY DEVICE - A system for retrieving display data has a handheld device and a server. The handheld device includes an optical sensor for imaging an area of a printed substrate containing printed content; a processor for determining interaction data; a transceiver; and a touch-sensitive screen. The server is configured for: receiving the interaction data from the handheld display device; identifying a page description corresponding to the interaction data; retrieving display data using the identified page description; and sending the display data to the handheld display device. The display data corresponds to the printed content imaged by the device.07-22-2010
20100184466HANDHELD DISPLAY DEVICE FOR TRANSLATING PRINTED TEXT ON A SUBSTRATE - A handheld display device for imaging a printed substrate and translating printed text. The device comprises: an optical sensor for imaging an area of the printed substrate and for generating image data; a processor for determining interaction data using the image data, the interaction data identifying a substrate identity; a transceiver for retrieval of display data, the display data identifying the printed text translated into a second language; and a touch-sensitive display screen for displaying display information based on the display data. The display information comprises displayed text corresponding to the printed text translated into the second language.07-22-2010
20100184462METHOD OF DISPLAYING HYPERLINKED INFORMATION USING HANDHELD DISPLAY DEVICE - A method of displaying hyperlinked information using a handheld display device having a touch-sensitive screen and a transceiver for sending and receiving digital information. The method comprises the steps of: imaging an area of a printed substrate and generating image data using an optical sensor, the printed substrate containing a printed hyperlink; determining interaction data using the image data, the interaction data identifying a substrate identity; retrieving display data corresponding to the substrate; displaying display information based on said display data; interacting with the displayed hyperlink via the touch-sensitive display screen; retrieving hyperlinked information corresponding to the hyperlink; and displaying the hyperlinked information on the screen.07-22-2010
20100184464METHOD OF ASSOCIATING MULTIMEDIA OBJECT WITH PRINTED SUBSTRATE - A method of associating a multimedia object with a printed substrate using a handheld display device having a touch-sensitive screen and a transceiver for sending and receiving digital information. The printed substrate has a corresponding page description retrievable via a substrate identity. The method comprises the steps of: displaying, on the touch-sensitive screen, display information corresponding to the printed substrate; identifying a multimedia object for association with a zone of the printed substrate; and interacting with the display information to indicate association of the multimedia object with the zone, thereby causing the page description to be updated in accordance with the indicated association. Subsequent interaction with the zone of the printed substrate using the device causes retrieval of the multimedia object from the updated page description.07-22-2010
20100184461HANDHELD DISPLAY DEVICE FOR INTERACTING WITH PRINTED HYPERLINKS - A handheld display device for imaging and displaying a printed substrate containing a printed hyperlink. The device comprises: an optical sensor for imaging an area of the printed substrate and generating image data; a processor for determining interaction data using the image data, the interaction data identifying a substrate identity; a transceiver for retrieving display data corresponding to the printed substrate using the substrate identity; and a touch-sensitive display screen for displaying display information based on the display data. The display information comprises a displayed hyperlink corresponding to the printed hyperlink on the substrate. The device is configured such that user interaction with the displayed hyperlink via the touch-sensitive display screen causes retrieval and display of hyperlinked information on the screen.07-22-2010
20100184463HANDHELD DISPLAY DEVICE FOR ASSOCIATING MULTIMEDIA OBJECTS WITH PRINTED SUBSTRATES - A handheld display device for associating a multimedia object with a zone of a printed substrate. The device comprises: a memory storing multimedia objects; an optical sensor for imaging an area of the printed substrate and for generating image data; a processor for for determining interaction data using the image data, the interaction data identifying a substrate identity; a transceiver for retrieval of display data corresponding to the printed substrate; and a touch-sensitive screen for displaying display information based on the display data. The device is configured such that a predetermined user interaction with the display information indicates an association of one of the multimedia objects with the zone of the printed substrate. Subsequent interaction with the zone of the printed causes retrieval of the multimedia object.07-22-2010
20100184470METHOD OF PLAYING AND CONTROLLING VIDEO USING HANDHELD DISPLAY DEVICE - A method of controlling video playback using a handheld display device having a touch-sensitive screen and a transceiver for sending and receiving digital information. The method comprises the steps of: imaging an area of a printed substrate and generating image data using an optical sensor, the printed substrate containing printed content associated with a video; determining interaction data using the image data, the interaction data identifying a substrate identity; retrieving video data associated with the printed content; displaying, on the touch-sensitive screen, the video or display information identifying the video together with a static element for controlling video playback; and controlling video playback by interacting with the static element via the touch-sensitive screen.07-22-2010
20090017867PORTABLE COMMUNICATIONS TERMINAL HAVING CAMERA ASSEMBLY WITH TWO CAMERAS - A first camera equipped for a video telephony and a second camera configured for capturing still or video images are combined into one assembly. The assembly is interconnected with a flexible printed circuit board then assembled into and connected with a portable communications terminal body. The assembly is configured for efficient integration with the terminal and saves assembly time and manufacturing costs.01-15-2009
20130122957CALL CONNECTING APPARATUS OF MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - In the call connecting apparatus, when receiving the call, an angle signal, a speed signal, a count signal or a direction signal of a user' motion is generated from image signals collected by a camera unit. If the value of the generated signal is equal to the angle, the speed, the count or the direction which is set previously, the call is stopped or connected.05-16-2013
20090017866Method for Managing Media - A media managing method is disclosed. The method links a graphical interface soft button with a media file saved in a memory system of a portable electronic device, maintains a collection of information that represents the graphical interface soft button in the memory system, and communicates at least some of the collection to a different electronic device in order to allow a user to view a representation of the graphical interface soft button on an associated display of the different electronic device. The method further receives a signal to begin playing the media file in response to a selection of the representation.01-15-2009
20100159984HANDHELD COMPUTER HAVING MOVEABLE SEGMENTS THAT ARE INTERACTIVE WITH AN INTEGRATED DISPLAY - A handheld computer is provided that includes a first module and at least a second module. The first module includes a processor and a display. The second module is slideably coupled to the first module so that it functions as a sliding cover that may effectively change the visible area of the underlying display. The handheld computer includes a sensing device coupled to the processor. The sensing device provides information to the processor regarding the relative position of the first module with respect to the second module. The information provided may be used to reconfigure the visual output of the display or to select a macro command presented on the display.06-24-2010
20110059770MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS DEVICE FOR PRINTING A COMPETITION FORM - A mobile telecommunications device is shown for printing a competition entry form on print media with coded data encoding a print media identifier. The mobile telecommunications device has an inbuilt printer module to print the competition entry form on the print medium such that the print medium displays at least one entry form detail, a media feed path along which the print media moves during printing by the inbuilt printer module, an interface to a remote server, and a sensor module adjacent the media feed path for reading the print media identifier on one of the print media whilst in the feed path and generating an association between the print media identifier and the at least one entry for detail. During use, the sensor module transmits the association and the user interaction to the remote server via the interface such that user interaction with the at least one entry form detail and subsequent submission of the interaction and the print media identifier to the remote server is a competition entry.03-10-2011
20110059769REMOTE PHONE MANAGER - According to certain aspects, the invention allows a person to manage some of the functions of a cell phone without having to actually have the phone in her hands. For example, the invention allows the user to know of the incoming call and further allows the user to send a user-specified message to the caller and/or otherwise manage how the call should be handled through a remote device. In certain embodiments, the invention is comprised of: a decorative watch-like or bracelet-like case; a decorative wrist band; a vibrating incoming call indicator; a partial or full face display; touch screen input capability, accelerometer for wrist flick input capability, and/or side buttons for user inputs; a Bluetooth antenna; a Bluetooth transmitter and receiver; a rechargeable battery; a connector or wireless charging element; a display/general purpose control unit with firmware; and standard Bluetooth link and application software on an associated cellular phone.03-10-2011
20100159982MOBILE GLUCOSTRESS PHONE - The Mobile Glucostress Phone is a device characterized by a mobile telephone or cellular telephone or mobile communication device integrated to one, two, three or four of the following analyzers: A) gluceinia analyzer, B) oxygen transcutaneous tension analyzer, C) electrocardiographic activity and cardiac frequency, and D) arterial pressure and pulse frequency analyzer. Every analyzer mentioned comprises one or more sensors and wireless transducers with power source and emission of precodified signal and further comprises means for connecting by wire with the Mobile Glucostress Phone.06-24-2010
20100210301AUTOMATIC ACTIVATION OF SPEED MEASUREMENT IN MOBILE DEVICE BASED ON AVAILABLE MOTION - A system and method for speed measurement of a mobile device, using an speed sensor such as a satellite navigation system or an accelerometer, does not need such speed sensor to be continually activated. The system and method make use of a monitor for monitoring at least one motion indicium for indicating that the speed of the mobile device is above an initial threshold, including but not limited to: monitoring the Doppler shift measurements of a timing signal; monitoring the timing advance of a cellular radio signal; monitoring the number of base stations visible to the mobile device; monitoring the frequency of base station handover, however determined; monitoring the level crossings and/or the autocorrelation of an RSSI signal; and/or triangulation of the position of the mobile device. When the monitor determines that the mobile device may be travelling in excess of a threshold speed, a speed sensor is activated to confirm the indication. If the speed sensor determines that the mobile device is travelling at a speed below a second threshold, the speed sensor is deactivated.08-19-2010
20090042606Light illumination compensation for mobile computing devices - A mobile computing device includes a housing, a light source, a power circuit, and a processing circuit. The housing is configured to be carried by a user while in use. The power circuit is coupled to the light source. The processing circuit is configured to provide control signals to the power circuit to illuminate the light source. The processing circuit is configured to count the illuminations of the light source, to store usage data based on the counted illuminations, and to adjust the control signals based on the usage data.02-12-2009
20120196651WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A wireless communication device 08-02-2012
20090075692MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal including an upper body having an upper surface a display located at the upper body, a lower body having first and second upper surfaces, the upper body being connected to the lower body for movement between a closed configuration in which the upper body completely covers the second upper surface and an open configuration in which the upper body partially covers the second upper surface to expose a portion of the second upper surface, the upper surface of the upper body being substantially co-planar to the first upper surface of the second body in the open and closed configuration, a first camera located at one of the upper body and the lower body, and at least one camera-dedicated key located at said portion of the second upper surface exposed in the open configuration, the at least one camera-dedicated key being configured to control the first camera.03-19-2009
20090075693MULTIFUNCTIONAL CRADLE FOR MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A multifunctional cradle for a mobile communication device is equipped and used in a mobile phone store. The cradle includes a base plate having a mounting part provided on the surface thereof to mount and support the mobile communication device; and a display module installed uprightly on the base plate and configured to communicate data with the base plate. The base plate is provided with a communication interface for allowing data communication with a server of a mobile communication device manufacturer or a mobile communication service provider by a wire/wireless communication network; a memory; and a controller for controlling whole operation of the cradle. The controller is adapted to receive predetermined data from the server via the communication interface, to store the predetermined data in the memory and to output the predetermined data via the display module.03-19-2009
20090075691Lighter with cellular phone activating detection device - A lighter, which is adapted for incorporating with a cellular phone, includes a cellular phone activating detection device supported in a lighter casing. The cellular phone activating detection device includes a power source, a detection circuit unit, and a signal generator electrically coupled with the detection circuit unit. The detection circuit unit, which is electrically linked to the power source, has a detection range in responsive to a hand reachable range of a user for wirelessly detecting an activation of the cellular phone when the cellular phone is located within the detection range with respect to the lighter casing. When the cellular phone is activated, the signal generator generates an attention signal to give the user an attention of the cellular phone.03-19-2009
20110111793Devices, Systems and Methods for Identification Through a Mobile Device - Devices, systems and methods are disclosed which relate to a smart cover for a mobile communications device. The smart cover includes a housing plate, a secure element coupled to the housing plate, a transceiver in communication with the secure element, and an antenna coupled to the transceiver. The transceiver and the antenna are coupled to the housing plate as well. The housing plate couples to the mobile communications device to provide protection for electronics in the mobile communications device, to make the mobile communications device more aesthetically pleasing, etc. A user having a mobile communications device with a smart cover may enter secure areas, pay funds from an account, or anything else requiring positive identification. The user holds the mobile communications device up to a smart cover reader. The smart cover reader communicates with the smart to cover to identify the user. The user may allow others to use the smart cover by decoupling the smart cover from the user's mobile communications device and coupling it to the other's mobile communications device.05-12-2011
20120142397INTEGRATED GPS RECEIVER AND CELLULAR TRANSCEIVER MODULE FOR AUTOMOTIVE BUS APPLICATIONS - An integrated global positioning system (GPS) receiver and cellular transceiver module including (i) a printed circuit board substrate, (ii) a cellular multiband antenna disposed on the printed circuit board substrate, (ii) at least one first integrated circuit disposed on the printed circuit board substrate for processing signals from and signals to the cellular multiband antenna, (iii) a GPS antenna attached to the printed circuit board substrate, (iv) at least one second integrated circuit disposed on the printed circuit board substrate for processing signals from the GPS antenna and the at least one first integrated circuit, and (v) an electrical connector disposed on the printed circuit board substrate for establishing a data communication path between the at least one first and the at least one second integrated circuits and an electronic system of a vehicle, where the GPS receiver and cellular transceiver module is capable of being integrated into the electronic system of the vehicle.06-07-2012
20100222099Mobile wireless communications device with orientation sensing and related methods - A mobile wireless communications device may include a housing, a wireless transceiver carried by the housing, and a display carried by the housing. The mobile wireless communications device may further include a non-visual indicator carried by the housing, and an orientation sensor carried by the housing. A controller may be carried by the housing, and coupled to the wireless transceiver and the display to perform at least one mobile wireless communications function. The controller may also be switchable to a stabilization mode to activate the non-visual indicator based upon the orientation sensor sensing relative angular movement beyond a threshold.09-02-2010
20100222098MOBILE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE FOR HEARING AND/OR SPEECH IMPAIRED USER - A mobile wireless communications device includes a housing and transceiver carried by the housing for transmitting and receiving radio frequency (RF) signals carrying communications data of speech. A processor is coupled to the transceiver for processing the communications data as speech that is transmitted and received to and from the transceiver. A keyboard and display is carried by the housing and connected to the processor. A speech-to-text and text-to-speech module converts communications data as speech received from the transceiver to text that is displayed on the display and converting text that is typed by a user on the keyboard in the communications data as speech to be transmitted from the transceiver as an RF signal.09-02-2010
20090258676MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE CAPABLE OF FUNCTIONING IN TRANSMITTER DISABLING STATE - A mobile communication device, such as a cellular phone, for example, is capable of functioning in a transmitter disabling mode and is set to the transmitter disabling mode in automatic response to a power-on operation and then automatically changed to a transmitter enabling mode provided that a predetermined condition is confirmed. The communication device is instantly set to the transmitter disabling mode in automatic response to the initiation of use of an earphone or camera function and kept in the transmitter disabling mode even if the earphone or camera function enters an out of use condition. Surrounding people are informed of the transmitter disabling mode without fail by a standardized appearance of the earphone or a standardized blinking of a flash unit of the camera function.10-15-2009
20100056206ANTENNA MODULE AND PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING THE SAME - A portable electronic device includes a housing, and an antenna module assembled in the housing. The antenna module has multiple signal processing functions, and includes a plurality of signal processing units, a plurality of signal receiving portions, and an antenna. The plurality of signal receiving portions is electrically and respectively connected to the plurality of signal processing units. The antenna including a signal connecting portion to correspondingly engage with each of the plurality of signal receiving portions to realize different signal processing functions.03-04-2010
20090280860MOBILE PHONE WITH DIRECTIONAL FORCE FEEDBACK AND METHOD - A portable electronic device includes a motion sensor sensing motion inputs to the device, a haptic output device, including one or more haptic devices, providing force feedback representing interpretation of motion of the device, and a processor responsive to a motion input as sensed by the motion sensor as a representation of motion of the portable electronic device, and wherein the haptic output device provides a haptic output as feedback indicating how the motion is interpreted by the portable electronic device without the need for a user of the device to look at the display of the device. The haptic output may represent whether a telephone call has been completed or the called telephone is busy. A method of indicating the result of motion or of selecting of a function of a portable electronic device and providing haptic output representative thereof as feedback without the need to view the device display.11-12-2009
20090247219METHOD OF GENERATING A FUNCTION OUTPUT FROM A PHOTOGRAPHED IMAGE AND RELATED MOBILE COMPUTING DEVICE - To perform a search, or other function, based on input from a camera in a mobile computing device, the camera of the mobile computing device captures an image, an area corresponding to text or another searchable object in the image is selected or determined, the text in the area is recognized to generate a plurality of characters, or a string, the plurality of characters or the object becomes input for the function, and output of the function is displayed in a display of the mobile computing device.10-01-2009
20090186653MOBILE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE INCLUDING SHARED VOICE COIL TO PROVIDE HEARING AID COMPATIBILITY AND RELATED METHODS - A mobile wireless communications device is for use with a hearing aid including a hearing aid compatible (HAC) coil. The device may include a portable housing and a wireless receiver carried by the portable housing. The device may also include at least one image capture component and a positioning coil associated therewith and carried by the portable housing. A controller may also be carried by the portable housing for selectively operating the positioning coil for image capture, and for inductively coupling received signals from the wireless receiver to the HAC coil.07-23-2009
20120244907USER AUGMENTED REALITY FOR CAMERA-ENABLED MOBILE DEVICES - Apparatus and methods are described for providing a user augmented reality (UAR) service for a camera-enabled mobile device, so that a user of such mobile device can use the mobile device to obtain meta data regarding one or more images/video that are captured with such device. The meta data is interactive and allows the user to obtain additional information or specific types of information, such as information that will aid the user in making a decision regarding the identified objects or selectable action options that can be used to initiate actions with respect to the identified objects.09-27-2012
20090111512PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING HIGH-RESOLUTION CAMERA WITH TUNABLE SENSOR AUTO FOCUS - To improve the consumer experience with portable electronic devices, a high-resolution digital camera function is incorporated into a multifunction portable electronic device. In exemplary embodiments, a clamshell portable electronic device, such as a mobile telephone, is provided with a digital camera/video function. The lens of the camera/video function is separated from an image sensor in a manner such that the two are not linearly aligned. Light coming through the lens is reflected by a reflective element, such as prism, onto the image sensor. The sensor is movable relative to a fixed position of the prism to provide an auto focus feature. In an exemplary embodiment, the sensor is movable along a portion of the width of the portable electronic device, the width being substantially greater in distance than the thickness of one of the clamshell portions. In this manner, the width of the portable electronic provides a greater distance available for the focal length than in the typical configuration, in which the lens and image sensor are linearly aligned within a clamshell portion. By increasing the focal length, higher resolution can be obtained.04-30-2009
20090111516RFID READER INTEGRATED WITH WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE - An integrated RFID reader and wireless communication device is realized by a radio frequency (RF) front end operable, in a first mode, to generate a radio frequency identification system (RFID) outbound radio frequency (RF) signal, to receive an RFID inbound RF signal responsive to the RFID outbound RF signal and to convert the RFID inbound RF signal to an RFID near baseband signal, and operable in a second mode, to generate a transceiver outbound radio frequency (RF) signal, to receive a transceiver inbound RF signal and to convert the transceiver inbound RF signal to a transceiver near baseband signal. The integrated device further includes a digitization module operable, in the first mode, to convert the RFID near baseband signal to an RFID digital baseband signal, and operable, in a second mode, to convert the transceiver near baseband signal to a transceiver digital baseband signal, and a baseband processing module operably coupled, in the first mode, to convert the RFID digital baseband signal into inbound RFID digital data, and operably coupled, in the second mode, to convert the transceiver digital baseband signal into inbound transceiver digital data.04-30-2009
20090111515MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal includes a terminal body having a display and a wireless communication module, a camera body disposed adjacent to the terminal body in a longitudinal direction, and coupled to the terminal body so as to rotate at a certain angle in a clockwise or counterclockwise direction such that an optical axis of a lens formed on the camera body is perpendicular to the longitudinal direction; and a display mode controller for controlling the display such that a first available set of modes is outputted on the display if the camera body is rotated in a first direction, and a second available set of modes is outputted on the display if the camera body is rotated in a second direction.04-30-2009
20090111514MOBILE DEVICE - A mobile device includes a trigger having a rod-like body fixed at one end. A housing has a first hole into which the body is inserted. A sensor detects that the trigger has been operated in the direction in which the body is pulled from the hole. A buzzer is activated in response to the sensor's having detected the operation of the trigger. A second hole is formed in a firmly fitted member. The body is inserted in the second hole so as to be freely slid forward or backward against the hole. The fitted member is fitted firmly in the entrance portion of the first hole; and a sealing member contacts the internal wall of the first hole and the body.04-30-2009
20090111513OPERATION INPUT DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING THE SAME - An operation input device includes a printed circuit board having at least one single push button switch mounted on an upper surface of the printed circuit board, an operation dial supported rotatably about a rotation axis above the printed circuit board, a push button which is rotated at the center of the operation dial integrally with the operation dial and is movable upwardly and downwardly independently, a plate-shaped magnet with at least a pair of magnetic poles evenly and radially divided which is included in the push button and placed on an axis coincident with the rotation axis, and a magnetic-field detection device provided below the push button. When the operation dial is rotated, the magnetic-field detection device for detecting magnetic fluxes from the plate-shaped magnet detects the direction and the amount of rotation.04-30-2009
20100298028HANDHELD MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE INCORPORATING PAGEWIDTH PRINTER APPARATUS - A handheld mobile communications device includes a chassis; mobile communications circuitry and components mounted on the chassis; a printer apparatus mounted on the chassis, the printer apparatus having a pagewidth printhead and an ink supply module arranged on the printhead; and a print media feed mechanism mounted on the chassis to feed print media through the printer apparatus. The ink supply module is a molded multi-part structure defining a plurality of converging ink flow paths. The printer apparatus is detachable from the chassis for replacement after a predetermined amount of usage.11-25-2010
20130130741Tagging and identification system for luggage - An itinerary travel tag attached to a piece of luggage, the travel tag including a code; a mechanism for retrieving and sending the code electronically; an internet server connected electronically to the mechanism for receiving the code, and for providing a website including a webpage associated with the code and used to provide information pertaining to the piece of luggage, such that the piece of luggage can be tracked and the information used remotely to locate and retrieve the piece of luggage at any time and in any location.05-23-2013
20130130742AUTOMATIC ACTIVATION OF SPEED MEASUREMENT IN MOBILE DEVICE BASED ON AVAILABLE MOTION INDICIA - A system and method for speed measurement of a mobile device, using a speed sensor such as a satellite navigation system or an accelerometer, does not need such speed sensor to be continually activated. The system and method make use of a monitor for monitoring at least one motion indicium for indicating that the speed of the mobile device is above an initial threshold, including but not limited to: monitoring the Doppler shift measurements of a timing signal; monitoring the timing advance of a cellular radio signal; monitoring the number of base stations visible to the mobile device; monitoring the frequency of base station handover, however determined; monitoring the level crossings and/or the autocorrelation of an RSSI signal; and/or triangulation of the position of the mobile device. When the monitor determines that the mobile device may be travelling in excess of a threshold speed, a speed sensor is activated to confirm the indication. If the speed sensor determines that the mobile device is travelling at a speed below a second threshold, the speed sensor is deactivated.05-23-2013
20100304789METHOD FOR SCANNING FREQUENCIES, TUNER, DVB-H RECEIVER COMPRISING THE TUNER, AND MOBILE PHONE COMPRISING THE DVB-H RECEIVER - A method for scanning frequencies of a network by a tuner, in order to determine available frequencies, the network including a plurality of coverage zones, a respective signal being emitted over each coverage zone of the network, at a respective frequency, the tuner being located in one of the coverage zones, referred to as the current coverage zone, a signal, referred to as the current signal, being emitted over the current coverage zone, the current signal conveying a plurality of services according to a time slicing method. The method includes obtaining a group of frequency values of the frequencies of coverage zones of the network, and during time intervals separating the time slices dedicated to the at least one service intended to be received, the tuner scanning all the frequency values of the group in order to determine available frequencies, whatever is the number of frequency values in the group.12-02-2010
20100279735PRINTING CONTENT ON A MOBILE DEVICE - A method of printing content is disclosed. The method starts by a server receiving a request for content. The server renders the content into a pre-rendered format before transferring the content in the pre-rendered format to a mobile telecommunications device. The content is then printed on a print medium in a media feed path of a printer module of the mobile telecommunications device. During the printing step, coded data disposed on the print medium is sensed using a sensor module in the media feed path of the printer module. The coded data encodes a print medium identifier which uniquely identifies the print medium. Finally, the content is associated with the print medium identifier for later retrieval using the print medium identifier.11-04-2010
20110212748HANDOFF FROM PUBLIC TO PRIVATE MODE FOR COMMUNICATIONS - An automobile communication system includes an outgoing communication controller that receives a communication from a first input source in a first operating mode and a second input source in a second operating mode. The system also includes an input selector that selects the first input source in the first mode and the second input source in the second mode and a mode selector operable by an automobile passenger that determines the operating mode. The system also includes an incoming communication controller that receives an incoming communication from a cellular phone and an output selector that provides an output of the incoming communication controller to a first output device in the first operating mode and to the second output device in the second mode.09-01-2011
20090075694MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING OPERATION OF THE SAME - This patent relates to a mobile terminal and a method of controlling an operation of the same. The method of controlling an operation of a mobile terminal includes displaying a file list and scroll arrows for scrolling the file list on a touch screen. When the scroll arrow is touched and entered, the file list is scrolled at a scroll speed previously set in response to a time when the scroll arrow is touched and entered. A vibration signal to identify at least one of a scroll speed and a current scrolling position of the file list is provided. Accordingly, when a file list is scrolled, a scroll speed or a current scrolling position can be easily identified by a tactile sense.03-19-2009
20100323754PORTABLE TERMINAL AND ITS GLOBAL-POSITIONING RESULT ACQUISITION INTERVAL SETTING METHOD - Power consumption can be reduced in a portable terminal device that is equipped with a location means to locate the current position. A portable terminal device carried by a user includes: A location means that locates the current position of the portable terminal device; and a microprocessor that intermittently acquires the result of location from the location means, in which the microprocessor calculates the traveling speed of the portable terminal device based on the result of location done by the location means, and switches the time intervals at which the microprocessor acquires the result of location from the location means in accordance with the traveling speed so that when the result of calculation indicates a small speed, the time intervals become longer than when the result of calculation indicates a large speed.12-23-2010
20110111794MEDICATION INJECTION SITE AND DATA COLLECTION SYSTEM - A medication injection site is provided that includes a medication port and an identification sensor. The medication injection site, when coupled to a medication container, can wirelessly transmit data characterizing the contents of the medication container to a remote data collection system. The housing of the medication injection site has a shape and size enabling it to be held by a first hand of a user while the user administers medication from the medication container via the medication port using his or her second hand. The housing can include a disposable sub-housing and a reusable sub-housing such that the reusable sub-housing is used by many patients. In some implementations, the medication injection site can be placed on an IV drip line. Related apparatus, systems, and kits are also disclosed.05-12-2011
20090036159BROADBAND COMMUNICATIONS ACCESS DEVICE - A broadband communications access device with security features. The broadband communications access devices includes a wireless access point with a wireless interface, wired interface and security interface for proving secure wired and wireless broadband communications access for home entertainment, home security and home energy management devices.02-05-2009
20090036157Protected Data Capture - In one embodiment, a method includes receiving disposition data from a subscriber. The disposition data indicates a first particular condition predicate for performing a particular action on data associated with the subscriber and archived by a service provider. After receiving the disposition data, first data associated with the subscriber is received by the service provider in near-real time. If it is determined that the particular condition is not satisfied, then the service provider performs a different second particular action.02-05-2009
20110039599LENS DRIVING DEVICE, AUTOFOCUS CAMERA, AND CAMERA-EQUIPPED MOBILE TERMINAL - A lens driving device, an autofocus camera and a camera-equipped mobile terminal are provided that can correct movement of a lens in an optical axis direction and tilt of an optical axis, and reduce the dimension thereof in the optical axis direction. The device includes: a lens support 5 for supporting a lens at an inner circumference; a plurality of coils 1902-17-2011
20100331044IN-VEHICLE HANDS-FREE PHONE SYSTEM, AND TONE SENDING-OUT METHOD - An in-vehicle hands-free phone system includes: a base station; a portable terminal that is wirelessly connected to the base station; and an in-vehicle device that includes: an information acquisition portion that acquires information about a portable terminal that is connected to the in-vehicle device; a storage portion that stores a number sequence whose intermediate portion includes a predetermined code; and a tone sending-out control portion that sends the number sequence stored in the storage portion to the portable terminal and causes the portable terminal to send out the number sequence in a tone. The tone sending-out control portion determines a tone sending-out behavior about a number sequence part that is subsequent to the predetermined code on the basis of the information acquired by the information acquisition portion.12-30-2010
20100331045EEPROM MEMORY ARCHITECTURE OPTIMIZED FOR EMBEDDED MEMORIES - The present disclosure relates to an electrically erasable and programmable memory comprising rows of memory cells to store words of N bits each, bit lines and word lines, wherein a row of memory cells comprises a first group of memory cells to store collectively erasable words, and at least one second group of memory cells to store one individually erasable word.12-30-2010
20110009162PORTABLE TERMINAL FOR EXPLAINING INFORMATION OF WINE AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal including an output device configured to output information, a camera configured to captures an image of a wine label on a wine bottle; and a controller configured to extract wine identification information from a memory that corresponds to information included in the captured image of the wine label, and to output at least a portion of the extracted wine information on the output device.01-13-2011
20110009163HIGH NUMERICAL APERTURE TELEMICROSCOPY APPARATUS - An imaging system consisting of a cell-phone with camera as the detection part of an optical train which includes other components. Optionally, an illumination system to create controlled contrast in the sample. Uses include but are not limited to disease diagnosis, symptom analysis, and post-procedure monitoring, and other applications to humans, animals, and plants.01-13-2011
20110244918CHARGES COOPERATING WITH PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICES - Generally, the present invention provides accessories for one or more portable electronic devices (PEDs) and related methods. An accessory includes a station that can support a PED. The PED is also equipped to generate an action signal, above and beyond the regular signal for notifying the user about a wireless signal that is received from a remote transmitter. When the station senses the action signal, it further generates a human-perceptible indication to help notify the user, who might have walked away. The human-perceptible indication can include, a call sound, a light signal, etc. This way, for example, when the PED is only vibrating, the call sound can be such that the station rings like a regular home telephone, and/or the light signal can be such that the station lights up without distracting coworkers as much. As such, the user can always keep the PED at the “Silent” annunciation mode.10-06-2011
20100184474METHOD OF FILLING IN FORM USING HANDHELD DISPLAY DEVICE - A method of filling in a form using a handheld display device having a touch-sensitive screen and a transceiver for sending and receiving digital information. The method comprises the steps of: imaging an area of a printed substrate and generating image data using an optical sensor, the printed substrate containing a printed form; determining interaction data using the image data, the interaction data identifying a substrate identity; retrieving display data corresponding to the form; displaying, on the touch-sensitive screen, display information based on the display data, the display information including a displayed form field of the form; and interacting with the displayed form field via the touch-sensitive screen so as to enter form data into the device and cause the page description to be updated with the form data.07-22-2010
20100184471HANDHELD DISPLAY DEVICE FOR PLAYING AND CONTROLLING VIDEO ASSOCIATED WITH PRINTED SUBSTRATE - A handheld display device for imaging a printed substrate and controlling playback of video associated with the printed substrate. The device comprises: an optical sensor for imaging an area of the printed substrate and for generating image data; a processor for determining interaction data using the image data, the interaction data identifying a substrate identity; a transceiver for retrieval of video data corresponding to part of the printed substrate; and a touch-sensitive display screen for displaying the video, or display information identifying the video, together with a static element for controlling video playback. Interaction with the static element via the touch-sensitive screen controls video playback.07-22-2010
20100184472METHOD OF PLAYING AND CONTROLLING AUDIO USING HANDHELD DISPLAY DEVICE - A method of controlling audio playback using a handheld display device having a touch-sensitive screen and a transceiver for sending and receiving digital information. The method comprises the steps of: imaging an area of a printed substrate and generating image data using an optical sensor, the printed substrate containing printed content associated with audio; determining interaction data using the image data, the interaction data identifying a substrate identity; retrieving audio data associated with said printed content; displaying, on the touch-sensitive screen, display information identifying the audio together with a static element for controlling audio playback; and controlling audio playback by interacting with the static element via the touch-sensitive screen.07-22-2010
20110034209WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY AS A DATA CONDUIT IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL ULTRASONOGRAY - An imaging system, having: an imaging data acquisition device; a remote image reconstruction and data processing facility; and a wireless data transfer to transmit raw data from the data acquisition device to the remote facility. At the facility, the raw data is processed to prepare a diagnostic image that can be transmitted to an expert or non-expert, or transmitted back to the display of the wireless data transfer device.02-10-2011
20110034210COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND STORAGE DEVICE PROTOCOL - A cellular telephone is configured to perform procedures to protect against malfunction or damage to an HDD or other mass storage device in the cell phone, in response to receiving an indication of an incoming call. The protection procedures can include delaying one or more cell phone operations, and/or sending instructions to an HDD or other mass storage device including instructions to complete an operation, suspend an operation, park a head and/or spin down an HDD. In a cell phone which provides for extended playback, e.g., of audio or video, the cellular telephone preferably is configured to avoid interruptions of playback, e.g., during suspension or HDD operation.02-10-2011
20110117958MOBILE TERMINAL AND CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal is provided that includes a first camera to obtain a first image of an object, and a second camera to obtain a second image of an object, the second camera being separated from the first camera by a distance d. The mobile terminal also includes a controller to determine the distance d between the first camera and the second camera when the first camera obtains the first image of the object at a same time that the second camera obtains the second image. Still further, the mobile terminal includes a varying device to allow the distance d between the first camera and the second camera to vary, and a display to display a combination of the first image and the second image to allow a perceived three-dimensional (3D) image of the object.05-19-2011
20110111795MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING BROADCAST IN MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal and a method for controlling broadcast in a mobile terminal are provided. The mobile terminal extracts broadcast guide receiving associated information for receiving broadcast guide information corresponding to a specific data type selected by a user from broadcast guide receiving associated information and receives broadcast guide information corresponding to the selected specific data type by using the extracted broadcast guide receiving associated information.05-12-2011
20110117959MODIFYING VISUAL PERCEPTION - Embodiments disclosed herein are directed to a mobile device for modifying visual perception of an image. In one embodiment, the mobile device includes a device body having a main display on a front of the device body. The mobile device also includes a lens system for capturing images, wherein at least a portion of the lens system is positioned above the main display on the front of the device body. The mobile device further includes a lighting system positioned on the front of the device body and proximate to the lens system. The lighting system provides key light above the lens system and fill light below the lens system. The mobile device also includes a processor housed within the device body. The processor controls one or more operations of the lens system including automatically enhancing the captured images and for presenting the automatically enhanced images on the main display. Also disclosed is an embodiment where the lens system is located behind a transmissive liquid crystal display portion of the display of the device.05-19-2011
20110117960ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND IMAGING METHOD - Provided are an electronic device and an imaging method which improve the zoom operability. A mobile telephone (05-19-2011
20110212751CELLULAR CAMERA PHONE - A cell phone includes: a device for wireless communication; an imager sensor for capturing an image of an object; a lens system for projecting an image of the object onto the imager; a battery for powering the cell phone; a lens system for focusing images of the object onto the imager comprising: a focus element; at least two electrodes associated with the focus element; a control system to adjust the state of focus of the focus element by controlling the at least two electrodes.09-01-2011
20110244919Methods and Systems for Determining Image Processing Operations Relevant to Particular Imagery - Image data, such as from a mobile phone camera, is analyzed to determine a colorfulness metric (e.g., saturation) or a contrast metric (e.g., Weber contrast). This metric is then used in deciding which of, or in which order, plural different image recognition processes should be invoked in order to present responsive information to a user. A great number of other features and arrangements are also detailed.10-06-2011
20110086668Mobile Telephone for Remote Operation - A mobile telephone capable of controlling a remote keyless system is provided. The mobile telephone is loaded with an executable program that enables the mobile telephone to control the remote keyless system using frequencies and systems already used by the remote keyless system. The complex functionality a mobile telephone allows the executable program to fully control remote keyless systems.04-14-2011
20110086669OPTICAL MODULE FOR A CELLULAR PHONE - The invention relates to an optical module for a cellular phone having an image sensor comprising a light sensitive upper side for detecting and converting optical signals into electrical signals, an imaging device for imaging the optical signals on the image sensor, and a circuit board comprising an upper side and a lower side electrically and mechanically connected to the image sensor. In order to create a particularly flat optical module, for example for integration into a cellular phone, the invention provides that the circuit board has a recess in which the image sensor is disposed such that a lower side of the image sensor is substantially located at the same height as the lower side of the circuit board.04-14-2011
20090203398MULTI-FUNCTION SLIDE ELEMENT FOR A MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - The application is directed at a mobile communication device comprising a body; and a sliding element, slidable longitudinally along the body; wherein the sliding element is slidable between a first and a second position, such that when said sliding element is in one of said first or second positions, an added device functionality is revealed to the user; and wherein when the sliding element is in the first or second position, a footprint of the mobile communication device is not changed.08-13-2009
20100184476INTERACTIVE APPLICATION FOR RETRIEVING CONTENT VIA IMAGING OF PRINTED SUBSTRATE - An interactive application for execution on a handheld display device having an image sensor, a transceiver and a touch-sensitive screen. The interactive application is configured to operatively control the device so as to perform the steps of: determining interaction data using image data captured by the image sensor, the image data being captured by imaging a printed substrate containing printed content; sending the interaction data to a computer system, thereby causing the computer system to retrieve display data corresponding to the printed content; receiving the display data from the computer system; and displaying content based on the received display data. The touch-sensitive screen enables interaction with the displayed content.07-22-2010
20100016018DIGITAL TV BROADCAST SYSTEM AND CELLULAR PHONE - It is an object to provide a digital TV broadcast system and a cellular phone in which content of a data broadcast can be checked with a small display area, and work for checking desired content in detail is easy. Extracted character strings extracted from content data are provided in a picto display area 01-21-2010
20110177840FOLDING HANDHELD DEVICE - The present invention discloses a folding handheld device, comprising a first casing, a second casing, a pivot device, and a screen driving device. Wherein, the first casing includes a first screen and a first driving device for driving the first screen, and the second casing includes a second screen and a second driving device for driving the second screen. The pivot device is pivotally coupled to lateral edges of the first casing and the second casing. The screen driving device integrates the first driving device and the second driving device to drive the first screen and the second screen to form a third screen upon the first casing and the second casing situated on the same plane.07-21-2011
20090312051Mobile electronic device - In an embodiment, a mobile electronic device is provided which is equipped with one or more pressure-sensitive areas. In an embodiment, pressure or force acting on said pressure-sensitive areas is converted to an electric signal and evaluated by a control unit to control functions of the mobile electronic device.12-17-2009
20100285838PORTABLE ELECTRONIC APPARATUS CAPABLE OF SIMULATING AS A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION PRODUCT AND METHOD THEREOF - A portable electronic apparatus consists of a wireless module, a micro-processing unit, a determining circuit, and a control circuit. The wireless module provides a wireless communication function, and a first controller of the micro-processing unit provides a data access function. When a designated device is coupled to the portable electronic apparatus, the determining circuit determines whether to use the wireless communication function and whether to use the data access function in order to generate a determining result. The control circuit selectively connects a transmission interface of the first controller or a transmission interface of the wireless module to the designated device according to the determining result. When the control circuit connects the transmission interface of the wireless module to the designated device, the portable electronic apparatus is simulated as a wireless communication product.11-11-2010
20100285837Apparatus, methods and computer readable storage mediums - An apparatus including: a processor configured to control a flash unit in an exposure time period of an image sensor array, to provide a first non-zero light intensity in a first portion of the exposure time period and to provide a second non-zero light intensity, different to the first light intensity, in a second portion of the exposure time period.11-11-2010
20100056211METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TAKING PICTURES ON A MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL HAVING A CAMERA MODULE - A method and an apparatus for taking pictures on a mobile communication terminal having a camera module are provided, which can control the photographing of an object in accordance with the motion of the object. The method includes generating a current frame by photographing an object, determining whether blurring has occurred in the current frame, measuring an amount of motion of the current frame if no blurring has occurred in the generated current frame, and storing the current frame if the measured amount of motion is greater than a pre-stored reference amount of motion.03-04-2010
20100016015Multiple access communications cell phone (MAC cell phone) - The MAC Cell Phone is an automated transparent programmable telecommunication multiple access call and high-speed digital data stream facilitator as a router device for use by a consumer as a facilitator for receiving or sending VoIP telephone calls, fax transmissions, Internet access, digital file sending; receiving; storage, and video streaming which via the means and function of the MAC Cell Phone, stores determined data transmission to facilitate user subscribership interconnected MAC Cell Phone feature and service completion from a plurality of service providers for group discount cost access for the service that is provided through the invention. Additionally, an intricate feature of the MAC Cell Phone is the ability to make all facilitation functions of the MAC Cell Phone securely available to the subscriber of the service for, from, or to all other digital electronic equipment in their home and office that could utilize the functions provided.01-21-2010
20100016017POWER SAVING MOBILE PHONE AND METHOD THEREOF - The present invention provides a power saving mobile phone and a power saving method adapted for the mobile phone. The mobile phone includes a media playing controller for controlling media playing functions and a mobile communications controller for controlling mobile communications functions. The method includes: a) receiving an incoming call when playing an audio file; b) pausing playing the audio file; c) receiving an answer call instruction of the incoming call; d) measuring time; e) judging whether a hang-up instruction is received in a predetermined time period based on measured time; and f) stopping playing the audio file and decreases a voltage of the media playing controller to zero, if the hang-up instruction is not received in the predetermined time period.01-21-2010
20100016014Mobile Device Interface and Methods Thereof - A mobile communication device is configured to sense a plurality of ambient characteristics using a plurality of sensors. In an embodiment, one or more of the plurality of sensors, such as microphone or camera, can be used for other functions of the mobile communication device. The mobile communication device adjusts one or more user interface characteristics of the mobile communication device based on the sensed plurality of ambient characteristics. The mobile communication device thereby provides for automatic adjustment of various user interface characteristics based on the ambient conditions of the environment around the mobile communication device.01-21-2010
20100062803MOBILE TERMINAL WITH TOUCH SCREEN AND METHOD OF CAPTURING IMAGE USING THE SAME - The present invention provides an image capturing method in a mobile terminal equipped with a touch screen, and a mobile terminal for implementing the same. When a camera function is initiated, a preview image of an image to be captured is displayed on the touch screen. If a touch input is received on a specific position of the preview image on the touch screen, focusing of the image is performed on the specific position where the touch input has been received. When a photographing command is received, the image on which the focusing has been performed is captured.03-11-2010
20100056209MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR SWITCHING STATES THEREOF - A mobile terminal and method for switching states thereof are disclosed. The mobile terminal comprises a communication processor and an application processor, wherein a state in which only the communication processor is in control is defined as a second state, a state in which both the application processor and the communication processor operate and the application processor is in control is defined as a first state, the method comprising: obtaining, in the second state, trigger information corresponding to an event set; and switching the mobile terminal from the second state to the first state based on the trigger information. The mobile terminal according to the present invention can switch to a state in which only the communication processor is in control by obtaining the trigger information corresponding to an event set. In such a state, the system power consumption caused by the application processor can be effectively reduced, since the operation does not rely on the application processor and the processing functions of the communication processor can be utilized alone.03-04-2010
20130157718SITUATIONALLY AWARE PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A portable electronic device, a method and a non-transitory computer-readable media are provided for enabling a device to determine if it is lost or stolen. The device includes a processing unit and a memory, at least two sensors connected to the processing unit, a data acquisition module for polling at least one of the sensors and storing the related information that it polls in the memory, a pattern-seeking module for processing the information to determine a threshold, and a comparator for comparing the information to the threshold. When the device has reached the threshold, it changes to an active state where it can do various tasks.06-20-2013
20090215488Devices and Methods for Detecting Proximal Traffic - Devices and methods are disclosed which relate to the detection of automobiles within a proximity of a user's automobile. A wireless phone is disclosed which can detect surrounding vehicles and display them on the phone's screen without any peripherals. The wireless phone may employ a RADAR, a thermal camera, or a plurality of microphones to detect other automobiles.08-27-2009
20100056208Electronic Device and Control Program Thereof - In a mobile phone device 03-04-2010
20100062805NOTEBOOK COMPUTER AND CELL PHONE ASSEMBLY - A computer and cell phone assembly, including a communicator including a modem for communicating over a wireless network, and a notebook computer, including a pouch for physically attaching the communicator to the notebook computer, and a connection indicator for indicating arrival of an incoming phone call from the wireless network when the communicator is attached to the notebook computer, wherein the communicator is operative to receive the incoming phone call whether it remains attached to the notebook computer or whether it is subsequently detached from the notebook computer. A method is also described and claimed.03-11-2010
20100069115ORIENTATION BASED CONTROL OF MOBILE DEVICE - A mobile device (e.g. a smartphone) controls a feature of a non-navigation related application (e.g. arrangement of menu items, function controlled by a quick launch key, etc.) based on the orientation of the device. These controls may be context-specific such that the orientation is only used to control the feature in particular contexts. Context may be implied from various factors such as time and date information, the location of the device, other devices in proximity to the device, etc. The particular commands to be controlled based on the orientation can be set using the device, or can be loaded from a data file provided from a third party.03-18-2010
20100069116PRINTING SYSTEM USING A CELLULAR TELEPHONE - A printing system is provided having a cellular telephone which has an input at which a print medium is loaded into the telephone, a printer, and a sensor for sensing an identifier of the loaded print medium. The cellular telephone uses the sensed identifier to determine whether or not the loaded print medium is a valid print medium on which printing can be performed by the printer. If the loaded print medium is determined to be valid, the cellular telephone controls the printer to print on the loaded print medium. If the loaded print medium is determined to not be valid, the cellular telephone ejects the loaded print medium at the input.03-18-2010
20110081946APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CHANGING AN IMAGE-CAPTURING POSITION OF A MOBILE PHONE CAMERA USING A MIRROR DEVICE - An apparatus and a method are disclosed for changing an image-capturing position of a mobile phone camera using a mirror device. In one embodiment of the invention, the mirror device has a first mirror surface which reflects an image into a second mirror surface that further reflects and redirects the image into a lens of a mobile phone camera. Furthermore, the mirror device also has a material positioned between the first mirror surface and the second mirror surface to enable tilting of mirror surfaces, wherein the material typically contains a non-reflective surface and one or more hinges. It is preferred that the mirror device also has Velcro surfaces which attach to a surface exposing the mobile phone camera. In addition, a software program can be used to invert the image reflected into the lens of the mobile phone camera.04-07-2011
20110081944MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - The present invention relates to a mobile communication device and a method for operating a mobile communication device with which triggering of a certain function can be avoided in some situations. The mobile communication device comprises an imaging section operable to acquire an image of a user of said mobile communication device, a user interface operable to receive an input of a user, and a controller configured to deactivate at least one function of said user interface based on an output signal of said imaging section.04-07-2011
20110105179Portable Telephone, Imaging System Employing Portable Telephone and Imaging Method - This portable telephone includes an imaging portion, a first communication portion for telephone communication and a control portion controlling the imaging portion to execute an imaging operation on the basis of a prescribed first operation of an operating-side portable telephone while establishing a telephone call state by making a telephone call to the operating-side portable telephone with the first communication portion so that the operating-side portable telephone takes the telephone call.05-05-2011
20110250929CURSOR CONTROL DEVICE AND APPARATUS HAVING SAME - A cursor control device includes a detection module having an image capturing unit defining a detectable region, an information identifying module including an information storage unit and an information comparing unit, and a signal processing unit. The information comparing unit is configured for identifying the object by comparing a captured image of the object with the predetermined images stored in the information storage. The detection module is configured for analyzing the captured successive images to determine the movement track of the identified object. The signal processing unit is configured for generating a cursor control signal based on the movement track signals. An apparatus, such as a mobile phone using the cursor control device is also provided.10-13-2011
20110098084MOBILE PHONE WITH RETRACTABLE STYLUS - A mobile phone includes: a phone body having a stylus holder; a retractable stylus slidably mounted in the holder, the stylus being slidable between a retracted position and an extended writing position, the stylus having a nib including an inkjet printhead; an ink cartridge, housed in the phone body, for supplying ink to the inkjet printhead of the stylus; and a flexible conduit linking the cartridge to the stylus. The flexible conduit is configured for carrying data, power and ink.04-28-2011
20110081945High Efficiency Laser Drive Apparatus - A laser drive apparatus includes a plurality of transistors coupled to different power supply voltages. A control circuit selects one of the plurality of transistors to drive a light source. The control circuit also determines a pulse width to drive the selected transistor. A calibration feedback circuit may be used to calibrate power supplies that provide the different power supply voltages. A dither circuit may be used to reduce the number of bits received by the control circuit.04-07-2011
20110077050INFORMATION SYSTEM WITH DETACHABLE INFORMATION MODULE - A unitary handheld portable module includes a keypad for entering data and a display for displaying data. A base module is configured to be coupled with and communicate through a telephone line and includes a keypad for dialing a telephone number and a display for displaying information. The portable and base modules are configured to have a mounted configuration in which the portable module is removably mounted on the base module and covers the base module's display, and the modules communicate with each other for the portable module's display to display information relating to operation of the base module.03-31-2011
20110151926METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING OUTPUT OF A MOBILE DEVICE - A method and system for controlling an external output function of a mobile device are provided. The method and system can adaptively control the external output function according to a user's gesture-based interaction transferred from a sensor module when the projector module of the mobile device outputs screen data to an external screen. The method includes outputting an external output from the projector module to an external screen, activating a sensor module, detecting, by the sensor module, an interaction according to a user's gesture, and controlling the external output, based on the detected interaction.06-23-2011
20110151925IMAGE DATA GENERATION IN A PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A portable electronic device is disclosed. The portable electronic device comprises a camera unit adapted to capture images of an object on a first side of the portable electronic device, a memory unit for storing data, and a control unit. The control unit is adapted to analyze images captured by the camera unit in order to trace movement of a pointer device, said movement forming a selection path. Furthermore, the control unit is adapted to determine when said selection path is closed thereby forming a selection area and, in response thereto, generate image data representing the part of an image of the object captured by the camera unit that is within the selection area. Moreover, the control unit is adapted to save said image data to the memory unit.06-23-2011
20100331041System and method for language-independent manipulations of digital copies of documents through a camera phone - Method, device, system and framework for enabling token and point level operations on language independent paper documents through camera phone interface. Image descriptors from snapshots of document captured by the phone can be extracted by phone itself and transmitted to server. In another implementation, the descriptors are extracted by receiving server. The server is connected to database of high-quality images of the same document and matched high-quality patch is sent back to phone for user's viewing and manipulation. Modifications and annotations of high-quality patch are transmitted to database and stored. Motion detection is combined with image recognition to provide high quality images of regions of document being viewed by sweeping the phone. Capabilities include web-search, e-dictionary, or keyword finding for words in paper documents, copy-paste operations, constructing photo collages from portions of printed photos, and playing dynamic contents of printed presentation slides on display of camera phone.12-30-2010
20090023471Method and apparatus for always-on voice client service on mobile computing devices - A telecommunications device including a laptop computer having a telephony soft client. According to embodiments of the present invention, calls may be received even when the laptop computer is turned off. The laptop computer wakes up responsive to detecting an incoming call. In some embodiments, the system checks on a user presence status before waking up the laptop. In some embodiments, the telephony soft client may be quick booted to allow a user to make an emergency telephone call, without fully booting the laptop computer.01-22-2009
20090023472METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING PHONEBOOK USING IMAGE IN A PORTABLE TERMINAL - A method and apparatus for providing a phonebook using an image in a portable terminal are provided. The method includes recording contact information in metadata of an image, and performing a linkage function using the image having the contact information recorded therein.01-22-2009
20100331042BATTERY COVER ASSEMBLY FOR PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A battery cover assembly for a portable electronic device is disclosed including a base member, a first cover member mating with the base member, a second cover member positioned between the base member and the first cover member, a third cover member engaging with the first cover member, a camera assembly secured to the base member, and a locking assembly engaging with the third cover member. The first cover member can horizontally rotate along the second cover member. The first cover member is rotatably attached to, and cannot be detached from the base member.12-30-2010
20100261502System and Method for Selective Storage of Mobile Code and Resolved Content Therefrom - A method for is provided for storing mobile code-related data on a mobile device. The method includes a mobile code reader processing a mobile code, wherein storage-related data derived from the mobile code specifies whether at least a portion of the mobile code-related data is allowed to be stored. The method further includes the mobile device selectively storing the at least a portion of the mobile code-related data based on the storage-related data.10-14-2010
20100113092ACCELERATOR DEVICE FOR ATTACHING TO A PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - The present application provides an accelerator device for attaching to a portable electronics device. The portable electronics device communicates using a serial or similar interface with a corresponding interface of the accelerator device. Raw data is transmitted from the portable electronics device for processing by the accelerator device. The accelerator device contains a processor for processing the communicated raw data into processed data and returns the processed data to the portable electronics device. This arrangement allows the processor of the accelerator device to assist the applications processor on the portable electronics device in the processing of data by splitting the processing between the processor of the accelerator device and the portable electronics device.05-06-2010
20080248833Mobile Telephone With An Internal Inkjet Printhead Arrangement And An Optical Sensing Arrangement - Provided is a mobile telephone which includes an internal printhead, an ink cartridge and an optical sensing arrangement. The internal inkjet printhead arrangement is fed with print media via internal and external pathways defined by a body of the telephone. The ink cartridge supplies ink to the printhead. The optical sensing arrangement enables the telephone to decode tags of coded data printed on such media fed through the internal and external pathways. The sensing arrangement includes a beam splitter configured to deflect incoming light onto an image sensor of the telephone, a first infrared LED operatively directing light onto media present in the external pathway, and a filter and lens arrangement configured to receive and direct light reflected from the external media onto the beam splitter. The sensing arrangement also includes a second infrared LED operatively directing light onto media present in the internal pathway, as well as a mirror arrangement configured to direct light reflected from the internal media into the beam splitter. The coded data contains printing instructions for the printhead.10-09-2008
20100081472Performing an Action in a Mobile Telecommunication Device - A method of performing an action in mobile telecommunications device is disclosed. A sensor module of the mobile telecommunications device senses coded data on a document. The document has disposed thereon an image and the coded data. The coded data encodes at least an identifier. The identifier is then extracted from the coded data, and an electronic copy of the image is retrieved from a storage device, the electronic copy of the image being associated with the identifier. The electronic copy of the image is displayed on a display device of the mobile telecommunications device, together with a plurality of hyperlinks. A selection of one of the hyperlinks is received from a user, and an action associated with the selected hyperlink is performed.04-01-2010
20110212749MOBILE DEVICE FOR ENHANCED CONNECTIVITY - A mobile device includes an air chip card for wireless connectivity to the internet or another mobile device, the air chip card being removably connected to the mobile device. A plurality of calling numbers are associated with the mobile device where an active call can be switched from one number to another. Means captures images for engaging in a video chat. A chat window displays the video chat. An optical port ports information to and from the mobile device where the optical port further enables scanning of objects. Means displays a flash in message. Means attaches a webpage to the mobile device for changing functions of the mobile device. Means solar charges the mobile device.09-01-2011
20100004023METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PORTABILITY OF CLINICAL IMAGES USING A HIGH-QUALITY DISPLAY AND PORTABLE DEVICE - Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a method and system for improved clinical workflow using wireless communication. A system for remote image display includes a data source with image data, wherein the data source is capable of transmitting the image data. The system also includes an identifiable display device capable of displaying image data transferred from the data source and a portable device capable of identifying the display device and requesting image data transfer from the data source to the display device without the transfer of the image data between the portable device and the data source. The system may also include an access point for relaying communication between the portable device and the data source. Communication between the portable device, the data source, and/or the display may include wireless communication, for example.01-07-2010
20110151928METHOD OF AND APPARATUS FOR ACQUIRING AN IMAGE - An apparatus for acquiring an image comprises a display (06-23-2011
20110151927PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE, SERIAL TRANSMISSION INTERFACE OF PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD THEREOF - The present invention provides a serial transmission interface of a portable electronic device. The portable electronic device includes a control module, a display module and an image sensing module. The serial transmission interface includes a first line group coupled to between the control module and the image sensing module, and includes a second line group coupled to between the control module, the display module and the image sensing module; wherein when the control module sets the image sensing module to a master mode through the first line group, the image sensing module directly transmits captured image data to the display module through the second line group. The present invention further provides a portable electronic device and a data transmission method of the serial transmission interface of a portable electronic device.06-23-2011
20090318189SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ARTICLE AND PROXIMITY LOCATION - A system and method which enable an airline passenger who is traveling with articles, such as baggage and the like, to easily locate them upon arrival to the airport luggage retrieval point, even among a mass of look-alike baggage articles around it. According to an embodiment of the invention a luggage location unit is described, having a transmitter for transmitting an identifying code, a sensor to sense cargo compartment environment and an indicator unit having a receiver for receiving the identifying code and for indicating that the luggage article is in proximity with the indicator unit. The system may be activated automatically by a light sensor. The system and method according to the invention may be used for other uses such as for locating a vehicle in a parking lot or for keeping a child in a close distance form an adult.12-24-2009
20090318188Capacitor - An apparatus including a housing; an anode extending into the housing; a cathode extending into the housing spaced from the anode; and a closure in an aperture of the housing. The closure includes electrically conductive material. The anode and cathode extend through the closure. The closure electrically connects the cathode to the housing.12-24-2009
20120202565MOBILE PHONE FOR RETRIEVING AND PLAYING VIDEO - A mobile phone includes: a body; an image sensor positioned in the body for imaging an area of a printed substrate and generating image data; a display screen for outputting video; a processor coupled to the sensor, the processor being configured for: retrieving video data based on an identity of the substrate and a position of the mobile phone relative to the substrate, and rendering video output to the display screen; and a memory coupled to the processor.08-09-2012
20120202564WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM INTEGRATED INTO A COMPUTER DISPLAY - An electronic device has a display in which the casing of the display includes a plurality of recessed cavities into which radio and antenna modules can be inserted to provide the electronic device with a wireless communication capability. The display can have cavities for one or more radios and one or more antenna modules. A radio electrically connects to one or more antenna modules via conductor(s) contained within the display and connects to the host electronic device via a serial bus (e.g., USB). Accordingly, the display can have a plurality of radio/antenna combinations thereby concurrently providing the electronic device with multiple wireless communication capabilities.08-09-2012
20120202563Touch Screen, Voice, and Keyboard Input and Output to Wireless Devices - A wireless device with compute, command, and control functions for voice and data information. A user may input data into the wireless device by typing on the keyboard, inputting voice, or touching the screen of the display on the device. By using voice recognition software resident on a network server, the wireless device can convert voice and text. The wireless device can transmit inputs from either the keypad, display or voice inputs to a network server for processing. The wireless device can connect wirelessly to an Internet server.08-09-2012
20090247220TERMINAL AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING BROADCASTING THEREIN - A mobile terminal including a user input unit configured to select a first broadcast channel, and a controller configured to buffer broadcast data relevant to at least one second broadcast channel different than the first broadcast channel for a predetermined time if the first broadcast channel is selected and to stop buffering the broadcast data relevant to the at least one second broadcast channel when the predetermined time expires.10-01-2009
20090137274MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE WITH ENHANCED IMAGE COMMUNICATION CAPABILITY - A mobile communication device includes a first body, a folder portion rotatably coupled with the first body and positionable between open and closed positions, a first display unit coupled to the folder portion and configured to display first information, and a second display unit coupled to a first side of the first body and configured to receive input and display second information, wherein at least one of text information and graphic information received through the second display unit is displayed on the first display unit.05-28-2009
20110256904Remote vehicle start system with advance dynamic scheduling system - A system and method is described for a vehicle remote starter with an advanced dynamic scheduling system. The system and method utilizes a cellular telephone, interfacing with standard scheduling software, and capable of communicating with the Internet to gather real time data and communicating through a wireless telecommunication network with a vehicle to send vehicle remote start and other commands; an electronic scheduling system utilized within or accessible by the cellular telephone; a cellular telephone based and/or vehicle based GPS location module for determining the location of the vehicle and the cellular telephone at any particular point in time; a set of coded instructions that actively queries the Internet for real time data and that queries the electronic scheduling system to determine the time and location of a scheduled meeting, evaluating various vehicle operational parameters, the distance of the cellular phone from a vehicle, various environmental parameters, the distance from a vehicle to meeting location, the travel time required to timely travel and attend the scheduled meeting, and either prompting the user to actively send a remote start command signal to the vehicle or automatically sending the remote start command signal.10-20-2011
20090029731MOBILE PHONE WITH CAMERA AND PRINTER - A mobile phone includes an elongate body defining a transverse print media path there-through. A keypad and display is mounted on one side of the body. A camera device that includes at least one lens is mounted to an opposite side of the body and a image sensor is configured to capture an image viewed through the lens. A printer is mounted within the body and includes a printhead and ink supply module. The printhead and ink supply module is mounted, in a replaceable manner, to the printer and is configured to print the captured image upon print media fed along the path.01-29-2009
20090029732MOBILE PHONE FOR CAPTURING AND PRINTING IMAGES - A mobile phone is provided for capturing and printing images. The phone comprises a phone body defining front and rear faces. The front face has a keypad and display, and the rear face has a removable cover. The body further defines a base slot. A camera is fitted to the body and is configured to capture an image. A print media stock container is located within the body and is accessible when the cover is removed. A printer assembly is fitted within the body and includes an ink ejection printhead configured to print the captured image upon print media. The printer assembly further includes feed means configured to feed print media from the stock container and past the printhead during printing, and before the printed print media is ejected through the slot.01-29-2009
20080242350Obtaining network information for seamless vertical handovers - Methods and apparatus to obtain network information for seamless vertical handovers are described. In one embodiment, a wireless device transmits an information query to an information server to cause the information server to determine one or more available access networks for the wireless device (e.g., as the wireless device moves toward one of the available access networks). Other embodiments are also described.10-02-2008
20080242349Wireless communication device having GPS receiver and an on-chip gyrator - A circuit for use in a wireless communication device includes a on-chip gyrating circuit that generates a motion parameter based on motion of the circuit. A GPS receiver receives a GPS signal and that generates GPS position data based on the GPS signal. A processing module processes the motion parameter to produce motion data and generates position information based on the GPS position data and the motion data. A wireless telephone transceiver generates an outbound RF signal that includes outbound voice data and position information and that generates voice inbound data from an inbound RF signal.10-02-2008
20100304787MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING ON A MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal may display information of a repair guide. This may include capturing an image, determining an object in the captured image and determining whether a repair guide exists in memory of the mobile terminal. A controller may obtain the repair guide from an external server if the repair guide does not exist in the memory.12-02-2010
20100304788MOBILE TERMINAL AND CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal may be provided that includes a camera module, a wireless communication unit to perform a video call with another party, a display to display a video call relevant image, a location information module to obtain location information of the mobile terminal, and a controller to obtain object information of an object within an image captured by the camera module based on the obtained location information of the mobile terminal. The controller may control the obtained object information to be transmitted to a terminal of the other party.12-02-2010
20080214236DIGITAL CONTENT DOWNLOAD ASSOCIATED WITH CORRESPONDING RADIO BROADCAST ITEMS - A portable device is used to capture, in real time, data sufficient to identify an item, such as a product or service promoted, or a music track played, on a broadcast medium such as radio or television. The capture device can be a standalone implementation, or an application program executable on a personal communication device such as a cell phone or Blackberry. The capture device communicates the captured data to a remote server via a selected wired or wireless channel, or the internet, and the server provides services to support the user in responding to the radio or television broadcast item that corresponds to the captured data. The server on demand downloads to the user additional digital content associated with the identified radio broadcast item.09-04-2008
20080214233CONNECTING MOBILE DEVICES VIA INTERACTIVE INPUT MEDIUM - A mobile device connection system is provided. The system includes an input medium to detect a device position or location. An analysis component determines a device type and establishes a connection with the device. The input medium can include vision systems to detect device presence and location where connections are established via wireless technologies.09-04-2008
20080214234LOCAL PHONE NUMBER LOOKUP AND CACHE - A system and method for wirelessly connecting a computer device to a server. The system includes a computer device and a phone number look-up device. The computer device generates location data, retrieves a server phone number from memory based on the generated location data, and generates a request that includes the generated location data if no server phone number corresponds to the generated location data. The computer device wirelessly sends the generated request to a default phone number. The phone number look-up device is associated with the default phone number. The phone number look-up device receives the request from the computer device, retrieves a server phone number from a local memory based on the received request, and sends the retrieved server phone number to the computer device. The computer device wirelessly connects to a server based on the sent server phone number.09-04-2008
20080254829Control Apparatus, Mobile Communications System, and Communications Terminal - There is provided a control apparatus comprising: a receiving unit that, from one of a first communications terminal and a second communications terminal, each of the communications terminals being capable of sending and receiving images and messages and of displaying messages and images, receives a notification indicating detection of an outside party who is not a communicant with either of the communications terminals; and a control unit that, when the receiving unit does not receive the notification from the first communications terminal, causes the first communications terminal to display a captured image sent by the second communications terminal, and when the receiving unit receives the notification from the first communications terminal, causes the first communications terminal to display a substitute image for display in place of the captured image.10-16-2008
20080254823Tv Antenna for a Mobile Terminal Device - A mobile telephone has an integrated TV receiver and a TV antenna connected thereto. The mobile telephone has an E-field antenna for receiving radio signals and an H-field antenna for receiving TV signals. The TV antenna is connected to a low noise amplifier which in turn is connected to a switch. The switch is further connected to the TV receiver which has a channel selector. The channel selector has an outlet for control voltage which is intended to control a tuner unit for tuning the resonance frequency of the TV antenna. The TV antenna has a closed loop of metallic conductive material which is magnetically connected to an inner loop. The inner loop is placed interiorly in and in the same plane as the loop. The inner loop is to have an inscribed area which amounts to approximately 10% of the inscribed area of the outer loop.10-16-2008
20080254830PRINT MEDIUM HAVING WEBPAGE LINKED LINEAR AND TWO-DIMENSIONAL CODED DATA - A print medium is provided which has a surface provided with first coded data in a linear pattern encoding first information and second coded data in a two-dimensional coordinate grid encoding second information. The first and second information are indicative of a print media identifier linked to a web page. The print media identifier is able to be determined using a sensor module of a mobile telecommunications device. The web page is retrievable from a database using the print media identifier.10-16-2008
20080254825Wearable ultra-thin miniaturized mobile communications - A cellular telephone is provided with a wearable housing, desirably in a form which can be concealed in the user's clothing, wallet, or other place. The housing may be devoid of switches or buttons for controlling the cellular telephone, and control inputs can be provided through free space communications such as a short-range radio link. A module for use in portable communications devices includes chips superposed on one another on a stack, and incorporates an interposer for facilitating connections between the chips.10-16-2008
20080254827AUTOMATIC ACCESS OF A NETWORKED RESOURCE WITH A PORTABLE WIRELESS DEVICE - A camera-enabled cell phone that is adapted to image a machine readable code such as a bar code, decode the bar code, send the bar code data over the Internet to a resolution server that will return an associated URL that will link the camera phone to content on an information server. Thus, by taking a picture of a bar code symbol, the camera phone will automatically retrieve content from the Internet that has been linked to that bar code.10-16-2008
20100178954CELLULAR TELEPHONE WITH A MAGNIFICATION DEVICE DEVICE AND AN ILLUMINATION - A cellular telephone with a magnification device, an illumination device, a display device, and operating system implementing basic functions is disclosed.07-15-2010
20110053645Method and Apparatus for Adjusting Reference Oscillator Frequency in a Mobile Wireless Device - A method and apparatus for using a conventional oscillator in a cellular telephone transceiver as a source of a reference signal for a GPS receiver. In one embodiment, the method comprises using a voltage-controlled oscillator (“VCXO”) within a cellular telephone transceiver to generate a reference frequency signal for the GPS receiver. Circuitry within the telephone transceiver generates a frequency error signal. Both of these signals are coupled to GPS circuitry and used to control a carrier numerically controlled oscillator (“NCO”) and a code NCO. The NCOs produce a tuning signal and a timing signal, respectively. The GPS circuitry uses the NCO generated signals to process GPS signals.03-03-2011
20110053644MOBILE DEVICE WITH TRANSACTION CARD IN ADD-ON SLOT - An electronic transaction card communicates with an add-on slot of an intelligent electronic device. The add-on slot may be a memory card slot. The intelligent electronic device may be a mobile phone or other device with or without network connectivity. The electronic transaction card may have magnetic field producing circuitry compatible with magnetic card readers, smartcard circuitry, other point-of-sale interfaces, or any combination thereof.03-03-2011
20110053643DOCK STATION FOR MOBILE DEVICES - Systems, methods and computer program products for processing a call as between a mobile device and a linked base telephone system are described. A phone docking station allows the mobile device to be linked to the base telephone system. Features of either the mobile device or the base telephone system may be used to support a call. For example, through the phone docking station, one or more features and functions of the mobile device may be enabled on or supported by the base telephone system.03-03-2011
20110053642MOBILE TERMINAL AND CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal including a user input unit configured to receive user-inputs, a wireless communication unit configured to wirelessly communicate with at least one other terminal, at least one camera configured to capture images, a touchscreen configured to display a camera preview image captured by the camera, a position-location processor configured to obtain information on a current position of the mobile terminal, and a controller configured to display textual object information on the touchscreen identifying objects included within the preview image based on the obtained current position of the mobile terminal.03-03-2011
20110053641MOTION INPUT DEVICE FOR PORTABLE TERMINAL AND OPERATION METHOD USING THE SAME - The present invention relates to a motion input device for portable terminal and an operation method using the same. A motion input device of a portable terminal of the present invention includes a sensor unit configured to collect a sensor signal from at least one sensor; an operation recognition unit configured to generate a motion signal corresponding to an operation of portable terminal based on the sensor signal; a scenario preparation unit configured to generate an input scenario based on at least one motion signal; and a scenario mapping unit configured to detect, in a scenario database, a standards scenario corresponding to the input scenario, and to generate an input signal corresponding to the standards scenario.03-03-2011
20110053640AUXILIARY CELLULAR PHONE MODULE - An auxiliary cellular phone module assists in making a local call while a coupled master cellular phone is roaming, wherein the auxiliary cellular phone module consists of processing unit, communication interface, cellular telephony interface, user interfaces and memory. A full-fledged auxiliary cellular phone module consists of a plurality of features that includes user interfaces consisting display, full-fledged keypad, wired and/or wireless interfaces, earpiece and microphones. A simpler version may have simplified or none at all of any of the user interfaces mentioned above. A full-fledged auxiliary cellular phone module may have many additional functionalities that helps a roaming service provider to cut costs of the local calls placed while roaming, that includes audio/visual advertisements, directions as well as many other audio/visual informational data displays. Moreover, many other features that are helpful to the roaming client may also be provided within the auxiliary cellular phone module that includes local phone book facilities, prepaid credit information and other informal data displays.03-03-2011
20110053639METHODS AND DEVICES FOR AUTHENTICATING A PRODUCT AND A TWO-DIMENSIONAL CODE AND NOVEL APPLICATION OF A TWO-DIMENSIONAL CODE - The invention relates to a method for authenticating a product from an analyte of the clarity of translucent blocks contained in a two-dimensional code, a method for authenticating a two-dimensional code and devices for carrying out said methods. The two-dimensional code affixed to a product is authenticated by analysing the level of clarity of translucent areas contained in the two-dimensional code and comparing the result of said analysis with a reference in a pre-established database. The two-dimensional code is authenticated by selectively marking certain dark areas of the two-dimensional code according to the character chain encoded during an encoding step and comparing the position of the marked dark areas with the position defined by the character chain during a decoding step. The invention also relates to a novel application of said two-dimensional code.03-03-2011
20110081947INTERACTIVE EVENT GUIDE WITH ENHANCED FEATURES - A novel interactive event guide system and method which allows users to select events from a set of event listings and to obtain additional information and/or services relevant to the selected events. The additional information and/or services can include access to E-commerce sites offering products related to an event selected from the event listings, access to sites offering additional information relating to products advertised during a selected event and/or products advertised by product placements within a selected event and/or access to social networking services. Demographic information about the user can be provided to an advertiser of a selected event to allow the advertiser to provide appropriate additional information to the user and/or to allow the advertiser to better analyze the success of their advertisement.04-07-2011
20110256905Computing device with removable processing unit - A computing device comprises a plurality of user interface elements, a first communications link software module, and a removable processing unit comprising at least a processor module, a data storage module, and a second communications link software module. According to the embodiment, the first communications link software module and the second communications link software module are adapted to exchange digital information between the user interface elements and the removable processing unit, and when the first and second communications link software modules are exchanging digital information, user actions taken via the plurality of user interface elements are carried out by software operating on the removable processing unit.10-20-2011
20100323756Shared Image Database With Geographic Navigation - There is disclosed a method and device for operating an image database shared by a plurality of users. In an embodiment, each image captured by a user and stored in a shared image database is associating with the geographic coordinates of the location at which the image was captured. A search engine for the image database is configured to accept geographic coordinates as a search criterion for locating at least one captured image stored in the shared image database. The images having location coordinates within a predefined range of geographic coordinates is displayed to the user.12-23-2010
20100323755Self Defense Cell Phone With Projectiles - The present invention teaches an economical disposable emergency cellular telephone. A major object of this invention is a shocking self-defense capability. A further object is a cell phone which launches projectiles to deliver the shocking voltage. A further object of the invention is a new technique for having a large number of cellular phones share the same small group of access numbers and serial numbers in order to reduce the monthly charges to zero for the end consumer. This makes it more practical to use cellular phones for data transmission and monitoring applications.12-23-2010
20110098083Large, Ultra-Thin And Ultra-Light Connectable Display For A Computing Device - Methods and apparatus to create and display screen stereoscopic and panoramic images are disclosed. Methods and apparatus are provided to generate multiple images that are combined into a stereoscopic or a panoramic image. An image may be a static image. It may also be a video image. A controller provides correct camera settings for different conditions. An image processor creates a stereoscopic or a panoramic image from the correct settings provided by the controller. A plurality of lens/sensor units is placed on a carrier. Lens/sensor units are rotationally aligned. A controller rotationally aligns images of lens/sensor units that are rotationally misaligned. The camera is enabled to communicate via a wired or via a wireless connection, with a separate, mobile, ultrathin, ultralight, display with a large display screen not smaller than 25 by 20 cm in a first embodiment of the present invention and not smaller than 20 by 15 cm in a second embodiment of the present invention to provide color images including video images in real-time. A compact controllable platform to hold and rotate a device with a lens/sensor unit is also provided.04-28-2011
20110136537COMMUNICATION DEVICE WITH HEARING-AID FUNCTIONALITY - The invention relates to a mobile communications device (A, B) which can be used as a hearing aid and operated in a first operating mode in which acoustic signals are registered by at least one microphone (06-09-2011
20110077049MOBILE PHONE WITH MUSIC REPRODUCTION FUNCTION, MUSIC DATA REPRODUCTION METHOD BY MOBILE PHONE WITH MUSIC REPRODUCTION FUNCTION, AND THE PROGRAM THEREOF - A mobile phone 03-31-2011
20110077048SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DATA CORRELATION AND MOBILE TERMINAL THEREFOR - The invention relates to a system for data correlation, having: a receiving device 03-31-2011
20110077047METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING MULTIMEDIA COMMUNICATION RECORDINGS - According to embodiments described in the specification, a method and apparatus for managing multimedia communication recordings in a mobile electronic device are provided. The method comprises recording a multimedia communication and storing the recording in a memory of the mobile electronic device; detecting at least one event indicating an interruption in the communication; detecting at least one further event indicating that the communication has resumed; responsive to detecting at least one further event, inserting an audible tag in the recording, the audible tag including at least one descriptor for the at least one event.03-31-2011
20100081470MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal includes a housing comprising a light emitting portion disposed on at least a portion of the housing, a light emitting unit disposed inside the housing, a light transmission member configured to transmit light emitted from the light emitting unit, and a guiding structure formed on the light transmission member and configured to direct and emit the light toward the light emitting portion.04-01-2010
20120309453DUAL MODE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE - A wireless communications device includes a battery, a processing section coupled to the battery, and an RF interface. The battery is configured to provide power to operate the wireless communications device in a first mode of operation. The processing section is configured to operate on battery power in the first mode of operation. The RF interface is configured to receive an RF signal and generate operating power for the wireless communication device from the RF signal in a second mode of operation. The wireless communications device is configured to detect available RF power and enter the second mode of operation from the first mode of operation.12-06-2012
20090209287Cellular telephone with full computer - The present invention provides a handheld full function but miniaturized computer selectively mateable with a hands free capable cellular telephone that is insertable into a slot in the computer for both downloading data and charging the cell phone, all in a computer module the approximate lateral size and weight of a Blackberry® and with a user friendly capability. It includes a plethora of new features such as a business card scanner, LCD touch screen keyboard, GPS tracking, small CD drive, emergency alert, medical information (immediate diagnosis, treatment and medications), CD DVD player and video games, solar power panel, available control of the phone from the computer keyboard, and the like. It further provides the user with information storage using memory cards and A and B disc drives as well as a small CD drive C offering the capability to download data to office and/or home personal computers for safe keeping.08-20-2009
20090176527Mobile Phone with Camera - A mobile phone with camera includes a body, a display module, two support arms and a camera. The body has a first surface and a second surface. The first surface is perpendicular to the second surface, and the first surface has a concave section, which has two parallel sliding slots on two opposite sidewalls thereof. Each of the support arms has one end pivotally connected with the first surface and the other end pivotally connected with the display module such that the display module can be rotated relative to the body and slid along the two parallel sliding slots so as to have the display module selectively laid against the first surface or form an angle between the display module and the second surface. The camera is disposed on the second surface for snapping images to be displayed on the display module.07-09-2009
20090176528WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATION DEVICE - A wireless telecommunication device including a foreground unit, and a background unit that is physically separated from the foreground unit and in local communication with the foreground unit. The foreground unit is provided to support incoming calls independently of the background unit. Furthermore, the foreground unit and the background unit cooperate to support outgoing calls. The scope of the invention also includes a method for doing business by offering the foreground unit for sale in a packaging having a form factor selected from the group consisting of: a pen, a pen cap, a wristwatch, and a necklace.07-09-2009
20090176526Longitudinal Personal Health Management System Using Mobile Data Capture - A system and method for tracking longitudinal data for the maintenance and management of health of an individual. The method entails marking numerous groceries, drugs, beverages, etc., with labels that may be read by a scanner or reader embedded in a PDA or cell phone or similar small electronic device, and providing users with a suitable scanner or reader. Users scan the labels of the products they consume during the course of a day, and the system keeps track of calories, fat content, carbohydrate content, etc. of the food consumed, drug content of the drugs consumed, etc. The system can also be operated to track exercise levels and energy expenditure during the day. The system is operable to provide a comparative display of various databased information, such as calorie intake versus calorie expenditure during exercise.07-09-2009
20090197642A/V CONTROL FOR A COMPUTING DEVICE WITH HANDHELD AND EXTENDED COMPUTING UNITS - An IC includes a microphone interface, a speaker interface, a baseband processing module, and RF section, a processing module, an on-chip to off-chip connector structure, and a digital audio switching module coupled to: provide the inbound voice signal from the processing module to the handheld speaker interface when the IC is in a remote mode; provide the outbound voice signal from the handheld microphone interface to the processing module when the IC is in the remote mode; provide the inbound voice signal from the processing module to the on-chip to off-chip connector structure when the IC is in a docked mode; and provide the outbound voice signal from the on-chip to off-chip connector structure to the processing module when the IC is in the docked mode.08-06-2009
20090197643HANDHELD COMPUTING UNIT AND APPLICATIONS THEREOF - A handheld computing unit includes an RF section, a processing module, memory, and an IO interface. The RF section converts an inbound RF signal into an inbound symbol stream and converts an outbound symbol stream into an outbound RF signal. The processing module converts outbound data into the outbound symbol stream, converts the inbound symbol stream into inbound data, monitors communications of the handheld computing unit to produce monitored communications, determines data regarding at least one of a person, a place, an activity, and a thing from the monitored communications, and generates a list of interests based on the data regarding the at least one of a person, a place, an activity, and a thing.08-06-2009
20090197641COMPUTING DEVICE WITH HANDHELD AND EXTENDED COMPUTING UNITS - A computing device includes a handheld computing unit and an extended computing unit. The handheld computing unit includes a handheld processing module, handheld main memory, a baseband processing module, an RF section, handheld I/O components, a handheld bus structure, and a handheld connection structure. The extended computing unit includes an extended processing module, extended main memory, a memory controller, an I/O controller, extended I/O components, an extended bus structure, and an extended connection structure. The handheld and extended processing modules function as a multiprocessing module and the handheld and extended main memories function as combined main memory when the handheld computing unit is in a docked mode. The extended computing unit is inactive and the handheld processing module and the handheld main memory are active when the handheld computing unit is in a remote mode.08-06-2009
20090197640Flexible audio control in mobile computing device - A mobile computing device configured to communicate with an audio device comprises an interface circuit, a memory configured to store a plurality of sets of audio parameters for a device type, and a processing circuit. The processing circuit is configured to receive a device identifier, select one of the plurality of audio parameter sets based on the device identifier, generate an audio signal using the selected audio parameters, and transmit the audio signal to the audio device using the interface circuit.08-06-2009
20100190524PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - According to one embodiment, a portable electronic device includes a first unit configured to be placed on a mounting surface, a second unit swingably connected to the first unit, a projector module in the second unit, and a tilt sensor in the second unit, the tilt sensor being configured to detect a tilt angle of the second unit. The projector module includes an image processing section configured to correct a keystone distortion of a projected image based on the tilt angle of the second unit detected by the tilt sensor.07-29-2010
20110136538Mobile Phone Incorporating Removable Printer - A mobile phone includes a phone body defining front and rear faces, the front face having a keypad and display and the rear face having a removable cover, the phone body further defining a recess between the front and rear faces for receiving a supply of print media; a print media stock container adapted to fit within the recess and accessible with the cover removed; a print media exit slot defined between the front and rear faces, at a base end of the body; a print media feed means for feeding print media from the recess between the front and rear faces through to the print media exit slot at the base end of the body; and a printer assembly removably fitted within the body between the recess and the print media exit slot, the printer assembly including a printhead.06-09-2011
20110201383SENSOR APPARATUS AND SENSOR SYSTEM USING THE SAME - A sensor apparatus includes a portable electronic device and a sensor unit. The portable electronic device includes a signal processing unit, a transmitting unit, a receiving unit and an outputting unit. The sensor unit is adapted to electrically connecting with the portable electronic device by a USB interface. The sensor unit is adapted for sensing a physical and/or chemical parameter of a target object and generating a digital signal. The signal processing unit is capable of receiving the digital signal via the USB interface and then transmitting the digital signal to the transmitting unit. The transmitting unit transmits the digital signal to a server. The server processes the digital signal for obtaining a result. The receiving unit is capable of receiving the result from the server. The outputting unit is electrically connected with the receiving unit and adapted to output the result.08-18-2011
20110201384Cordless Telephone with Digital Audio Player Capability - A cordless telephone which allows a user to play MP3 digital audio bit stream music, using the remote handset of a cordless telephone to control the functions of the MP3 player. The cordless telephone remains usable as a typical cordless telephone with all the features and conveniences of a cordless telephone including, but not limited to, connection of a telephone call between a calling party and a called party, caller ID information, voice messaging features, etc. MP3 digital audio bit stream music may be downloaded from a remote source through, e.g., the Internet and a PC.08-18-2011
20100029328HANDHELD DEVICE AND POWER SAVING METHOD THEREOF - A handheld device and power saving method thereof are disclosed. The steps include: actuating an image-catching device; catching an image near the handheld device via the image-catching device; identifying whether the caught image conforms to a built-in ear image within a predetermined time period; and diminishing the brightness of a display when the caught image conforms to the built-in ear image. The handheld device with a display includes a processor electrically connected to an image-catching device. When the processor determines that a communication event has occurred, the processor enables the image-catching device to control the brightness of the display.02-04-2010
20120302287Methods, Systems and Apparatuses of Emergency Vehicle Locating and The Disruption Thereof - A system for determining the location of at least one vehicle, the at least on vehicle emitting a detectable signal. The system comprising at least one mobile or stationary detection device that detects the signal emitted by the at least one vehicle. A server with operational software for tracking and locating the at least one vehicle emitting a detectable signal, and a user interface device for interfacing with the network for providing location information on the at least one vehicle.11-29-2012
20100022272METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISABLING THE RF FUNCTIONALITY OF A MULTI-FUNCTION WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE WHILE MAINTAINING ACCESS TO LOCAL FUNCTIONALITY - A method and apparatus for disabling the communication functionality (i.e., disabling the transmission and/or reception of RF signals) of an integrated device, while still providing access to the local functionality of such device. A control and select function, such as a switch that is implemented by hardware or software or a combination thereof, is provided in an integrated device to allow the end user of the device to access the local data processing functionality of the device, even while the wireless communication functionality of such device is disabled.01-28-2010
20100022271APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING CAMERA OF PORTABLE TERMINAL - An apparatus and method for controlling a camera of a portable terminal are provided. The method includes determining a rate at which at least a portion of a subject occupies an input image obtained in a video phone call from camera, comparing the determined rate with a preset reference level, automatically controlling a zoom function of the camera according to the comparison result, and transmitting the input image obtained from the camera in which the zoom function is automatically controlled.01-28-2010
20100022269Systems and methods for accelerometer usage in a wireless headset - This includes systems and methods for accelerometer usage in a wireless headset. An accelerometer can be used to determine the location of a wireless headset. The determined location can be used to control and improve a noise cancellation system. In some embodiments, the determined location can be used in controlling the functions of buttons of the wireless headset. In some embodiments, the accelerometer can further be used to determine when the system is in use. If the system has not been in use for a predetermined amount of time, at least a portion of the wireless headset can be turned off to save power.01-28-2010
20110218019PORTABLE TERMINAL DEVICE, IMAGE DISPLAY SYSTEM, IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM - An image data obtaining unit (09-08-2011
20100035648EARPLUG WITH ALARM AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE SYSTEM WITH SAME - An electronic device system includes an electronic device and an earplug. The electronic device includes an alarm set module for setting an alarm time according to a user instruction; a clock module for timing and outputting a current time; a process module for comparing the current time with the alarm time, and generating an alarm signal when the current time reaches the alarm time; and a wireless transmission module for receiving the alarm signal and transmitting a corresponding wireless signal. The earplug includes a wireless receiver module for receiving the wireless signal; a control module for generating awake-up signal in response to the wireless signal; and an alarm module for generating an alarm upon receiving the wake-up signal. The electronic device system can be used to awaken a person in a noisy environment.02-11-2010
20080242348MOBILE PHONE WITH VITAL SIGNS MEASUREMENT AND DISPLAY CAPABILITIES - A mobile phone includes a control unit having two amplification circuits, an ADC, a control IC, a display circuit, and an inflation control circuit; first and second measurement units; and a releasably attached inflatable wrist band having a sphygmomanometer and an air pump. In response to wrapping the wrist band around the wrist of a user holding the mobile phone with the sphygmomanometer being in contact with the wrist and the hand holding the mobile phone being in contact with the measurement units, the first measurement unit measures body temperature and total calories, the second measurement unit measures pulse, the control IC enables the sphygmomanometer to measure blood pressure, signals about body temperature, total calories, pulse, and blood pressure are processed by the control IC to convert into corresponding data, and the display circuit sends the data representing the vital signs to a display of the mobile phone.10-02-2008
20090036156MOTION ACTIVATED CELL PHONE LIGHTING - A cell phone includes at least one motion switch and circuitry to control cell phone functions when the cell phone is moved. In one embodiment, the motion switch activates keyboard backlighting. A single motion switch may be used or two motion switches may be positioned approximately orthogonally, for example, a first motion switch to activate on motion along the cell phone's length, and a second motion switch to activate on motion along the cell phone's width. One simple and inexpensive motion switch is a cantilevered spring, another is to monitor current produced by a vibrator motor already present in a cell phone. The cell phone according to the present invention with lighting activated by cell phone motion is particularly useful for locating a dropped cell phone, and even more useful for a vehicle operator searching for a dropped cell phone.02-05-2009
20100167783Portable Electronic Device Having Directional Proximity Sensors Based on Device Orientation - A portable electronic device having one or more proximity sensors. The portable electronic device comprises a housing, one or more signal emitters to direct source signal(s) based on the orientation of the housing, and one or more signal receivers to receive return signals corresponding to the source signal(s). For one embodiment, the device may include multiple signal emitters and a sensor to identify an orientation of the housing. The appropriate signal emitter may be selected based on the orientation of the housing as identified by the sensor. For another embodiment, the device may include a mechanism to redirect a source signal from a signal emitter in an appropriate direction based on the orientation of the housing.07-01-2010
20080268903Information processing apparatus - According to an aspect of the invention, there is provided an information processing apparatus including a dividing unit configured to divide coded audio data in unit of frame when the audio data is transmitted to an external device; a generating unit configured to generate packets to be transmitted to the external device based on the divided coded audio data; a transmitting unit configured to store the generated packets and transmit the stored packets to the external device; an acquiring unit configured to acquire, from the external device, parameter information supported by the external device; a determining unit configured to determine, by comparing acquired parameter information and designated parameter information, whether the transmission of the coded audio data is acceptable, and determine whether the parameter information designated by the external device includes protection information.10-30-2008
20080214235Mobile terminal device, remote notification method and recording medium - When detecting that an other cellular phone device 09-04-2008
20110306388MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - It is an object to provide a mobile electronic device with high operability and high safety. The mobile electronic device includes an image projector that projects an image, a control unit that controls the operation of the image projector, a cabinet that holds the image projector and the control unit, and an acceleration sensor that detects an acceleration acting on the cabinet. The object is achieved in such a manner that when an acceleration of a given value or more is detected by the acceleration sensor, the control unit stops emission of light from the image projector or reduces an amount of light emitted from the image projector.12-15-2011
20110306387MOBILE TERMINAL AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A method includes displaying an image on a display of a mobile terminal, wherein the image depicts an object; displaying information simultaneously with the image, wherein the information relates to the object at a particular time point of any of a plurality of different time points of a timeline; and changing the displayed information to reflect a change in the particular time point to another time point of the plurality of different time points of the timeline, wherein the changed displayed information is displayed simultaneously with the image and relates to the object at the another time point.12-15-2011
20080268901Slider twister phone - A personal entertainment and communication device that provides cell phone, MP3, and video game capabilities. The front of the device includes two touch screens. The bottom touch screen displays a telephone keypad while in the telephone mode, and music player control buttons while in the MP3 mode. The bottom half of the device can be twisted around 180 degrees to expose a set of video game control buttons. An extension can slide out from behind the top half of the device to expose a second set of the video game control buttons. The top touch screen displays telephone information in the telephone mode, and video animation while in the video game mode. In an alternative embodiment, the bottom half of the device can be twisted and the top half extension slid open to expose a full qwerty keyboard.10-30-2008
20090036158Projector-attached electronic equipment - A projector-attached electronic equipment includes: a projection device that projects an optical image; a judging device that judges whether to perform projection by the projection device according to a state of the electronic equipment; and a projection control device. The projection control device, (02-05-2009
20100167785CELL PHONE - A cell phone including: a main body and a rotary element is provided. The main body has a first surface. The rotary element is installed to the main body, and includes a rotary portion. The rotary portion is located on the first surface, and the rotary portion has a function of rotating over the main body.07-01-2010
20110092249PORTABLE BLIND AID DEVICE - A blind aid device including enabling a blind person to activate the blind aid device; capturing one or more images related to a blind person's surrounding environment; detecting moving objects from the one or more images captured; identifying a finite number of spatial relationships related to the moving objects; analyzing the one or more images within the blind aid device to classify the finite number of spatial relationships related to the moving objects corresponding to predefined moving object data; converting select spatial relationship information related to the one or more analyzed images into audible information; relaying select audible information to the blind person; and notifying the blind person of one or more occurrences predetermined by the blind person as actionable occurrences.04-21-2011
20110111796End-User Platform Having an Integral Basin to Operationally and Physically Receive a Portable Cellular-Telephony Transceiver - An apparatus comprises at least a first display, an end-user input interface, and a control circuit that operably couples to both this first display and this end-user input interface. The apparatus can further comprise a housing that houses these components. By one approach this housing also has a basin formed therein. This basin is of sufficient size to at least substantially fully receive a portable cellular-telephony transceiver (where, for example, this portable cellular-telephony transceiver has its own display and its own end-user input interface).05-12-2011
20110111798REGISTRATION METHOD OF REFERENCE GESTURE DATA, DRIVING METHOD OF MOBILE TERMINAL, AND MOBILE TERMINAL THEREOF - The present invention relates to a reference gesture registering method, a mobile terminal (05-12-2011
20120040718Pocket DJ - The Pocket DJ is a mobile device combining the functionality of a cell phone and a DJ mixer. The invention has a top piece and bottom piece which house all of the vital components. The two pieces are attached along one edge, allowing them to flip open and closed, providing a robust yet compact design for users to take full advantage of both the cell phone and DJ mixer. A series of touch screen display panels are used to provide vital information to the user. While a set of turntables and various audio controls are used to create music mixes.02-16-2012
20120040717Mobile Data Gathering System and Method - A system and method are provided for gathering various types of data using a mobile device and organizing such data. Images of text documents can be collected on a mobile device and conveyed to an analysis module for optical character recognition and parsing to categorize and/or classify items of the data. The parsed data items can be entered into a database based on any categories, classifications, identifiers and/or instructions corresponding to the data. Further, image data, text file data, and manually entered data can be conveyed and stored in the database according to categories, classifications, identifiers and/or instructions corresponding to the data to provide for an organized, searchable collection of data.02-16-2012
20080305828Dual-focus lens and electronic device having the same - A dual-focus lens includes a stop and at least two lenses. One of the lenses is relatively close to the stop, and formed with a first transmission area and a second transmission area. When the at least two lenses are fixed without shifting any lens, an image beam reflected from a first object distance can pass through the first transmission area to form a clear optical image on an image formation area located at a fixed position, and an image beam reflected from a second object distance can pass through the second transmission area to form a clear optical image on the same image formation area, so as to achieve a purpose of providing double focuses without any active elements or changing the image formation distance. Physical structures of the first transmission area and the second transmission area can be selected from the group consisting of two different thickness areas formed on an inner circle and an outer ring of one of said lenses, two different curvature areas formed on the inner circle and the outer ring, a glass having an inner circular opening close to one of said lenses to substantially provide two different thickness areas, and one Fresnel lens area and one normal lens area formed on the inner circle or the outer ring to provide two different curvature areas.12-11-2008
20090298535SMART PHONE AS REMOTE CONTROL DEVICE - A communication device such as a smart phone is enabled for remotely controlling set-top boxes (STBs) over Internet protocol networks using an applet running on the communication device. Authentication from within a multimedia content distribution network may be achieved by verifying that a network identifier associated with the communication device is associated with an account that has granted access to the smart phone and that is associated with the controlled STB. A viewing pane on the communication device permits a user to remotely view content received on or available to the controlled STB.12-03-2009
20120040716DEVICE-ADJACENT AMBIENTLY DISPLAYED IMAGE - Telecommunication devices each having projection apparatuses capable of projecting ambiently displayed images at locations proximate to the telecommunication devices on surfaces that are substantially parallel to planes formed by the telecommunication devices are described herein. The telecommunication devices also have logic configured to provide predistorted images to the projection apparatuses, the predistorted images appearing without distortion when projected by the projection apparatuses on the surfaces in the ambiently displayed images.02-16-2012
20110319130MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF OPERATION - A method of operation of a mobile terminal includes displaying, on a display module, a preview image generated by a camera module, obtaining object information for at least one object shown in the preview image or at least one object within a predetermined distance of a current location of the mobile terminal, and displaying the object information on the display module using a display form that is determined according to a user preference level of the object information.12-29-2011
20120046072USER TERMINAL, REMOTE TERMINAL, AND METHOD FOR SHARING AUGMENTED REALITY SERVICE - Provided are a user terminal, a remote terminal, and a method for sharing an augmented reality (AR) service. The method for sharing an AR service by a user terminal includes displaying an image received from a remote terminal; recognizing an object included in the displayed image; generating first AR result information using first AR data of the object stored in a first database; and displaying the generated first AR result information and the recognized object.02-23-2012
20120046071SMARTPHONE-BASED USER INTERFACES, SUCH AS FOR BROWSING PRINT MEDIA - Certain aspects of the present technology concern counterparts to smartphone gestural user interface operations that can be used with printed documents and other tangible objects. Other aspects involve mapping mouse-based user interface techniques for use with camera-equipped smartphones. A great variety of other features and arrangements are also detailed.02-23-2012
20100159980AUTO DIMMING THROUGH CAMERA USE - The use of a digital camera in communication with a mobile device to determine the intensity of ambient light conditions is described herein. In one example, the digital camera receives light energy representing ambient light. The intensity of the ambient light is determined and, based upon a comparison of that intensity to a setpoint, the mobile device is reconfigured. In another example, a mobile device is described that uses a digital camera to measure ambient light conditions. The mobile device can be configured in various ways based upon a determination of the intensity and/or wavelengths of the ambient light.06-24-2010
20120208592Smartphone-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. Another utilizes a device camera to identify nearby subjects, and take actions based thereon. Others rely on near field chip (RFID) identification of objects, or on identification of audio streams (e.g., music, voice). Some technologies concern improvements to the user interfaces associated with such devices. Others involve use of these devices in connection with shopping, text entry, sign language interpretation, and vision-based discovery. Still other improvements are architectural in nature, e.g., relating to evidence-based state machines, and blackboard systems. Yet other technologies concern use of linked data in portable devices—some of which exploit GPU capabilities. Still other technologies concern computational photography. A great variety of other features and arrangements are also detailed.08-16-2012
20100331043DOCUMENT AND IMAGE PROCESSING - Computer implemented methods, apparatus and computer program product are described that involve capturing images of a plurality of documents and performing specialized processing on the documents for generalized translation, menu translation, expense reporting, business card and social networking site updating, calendar updating and currency identification. Other specialized applications are also disclosed.12-30-2010
20100069114SIDETONE SELECTION FOR HEADSETS OR EARPHONES - A portable telephony device has a mobile phone housing. Integrated in the housing are memory to store a telephony module, an earphone type detect module, a headphone port, and a processor. The headphone port may be a wired headset jack to receive a mating wired headset plug, or it may be a communications subsystem that makes a wireless connection with a wireless headset. The earphone type detect module, when executed by the processor, is to determine what type of earphone or headset is connected to the headphone port. The telephony module when executed by the processor is to adjust a sidetone function of the device as a function of the determined type of earphone, and apply sidetone in accordance with said adjusted sidetone function. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.03-18-2010
20090143096Wireless earphone structure - A wireless earphone structure includes a housing, a wireless transceiver module mounted in the housing for receiving music or a phone call generated by a mobile communication device, a fixed earphone mounted on a surface of the housing for playing the music or the phone call, and a phone call switch slidably disposed on the surface of the housing. When the phone call switch is not pushed, the wireless transceiver module will receive the music and transmit it to the fixed earphone. When the phone call switch is pushed, the wireless transceiver module will receive the phone call and transmit it to the fixed earphone. Therefore, a user can use the phone call switch to select and listen to the music or the phone call.06-04-2009
20090170558MOBILE SECURITY DEVICE - The security device contains at least a main unit with a number of wired external sensors and detectors. The main unit itself has built-in image capturing and motion detection capabilities that can be operated independently or to provide additional confirmation to the events detected by the external sensors and detectors. The main unit contains a radio transceiver member capable of conducting two-way, real-time and message-based, mobile communications via a mobile communication network. As such, whenever some abnormality is detected, the main unit is able to dial a specific party to play pre-recorded voice message and/or send captured images or video clips in real time or in some messages.07-02-2009
20120015691Combined Rear View Mirror and Telephone - A mobile telephone or cellular telephone unit and a rear view mirror housing of an automobile are combined to provide an improved telephone apparatus that enables a hands-free use by a driver while operating the vehicle, the improved telephone apparatus includes a rear view mirror housing, the housing including a rear view mirror, telephone and SIM card for sending and receiving telephone calls and instant video image, the image display and SIM card are removably connected thereto. A telephone key pad is cooperatively connected to the telephone for dialing the telephone. An attachment bracket attaches the mirror housing to the vehicle. The housing has the electronic circuitry incorporated therewith to which a telephone and video assembly is connectable. A remote device, and computer process to communicate with the motor vehicle without the need for an automated hub, or Network Operating Center (NOC).01-19-2012
20120015692IMAGE TRANSMISSION APPARATUS, IMAGE TRANSMISSION METHOD AND IMAGE TRANSMISSION PROGRAM PRODUCT - A cellular phone includes, for the sake of privacy protection, a camera for outputting a pick up image in which an operator is photographed, a touch panel to accept designation of at least a partial region of the pick up image, and a control portion to determine a masked region to mask at least a part of the pick up image based on the accepted region, generate a composite image in which the masked region of the pick up image is converted to another image, and transmit the composite image.01-19-2012
20110165911MULTISPECTRAL BARCODE IMAGING - A multispectral sensor is provided with an illumination source and a digital imaging system. The illumination source is disposed to provide light at multiple wavelengths to an object. The digital imaging system is disposed to receive light scattered from the object and has a digital array of light detectors and a color filter array. The color filter array has a multiple distributed filter elements, each of which is adapted to transmit light of one of a limited number of specified narrowband wavelength ranges. The color filter array is disposed to filter the light scattered from the object prior to encountering the digital array of light detectors.07-07-2011
20090054102METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING PREFERRED IMAGE FORMAT BETWEEN MOBILE VIDEO TELEPHONES - A method for determining a preferred image format in a User Equipment (UE) supporting a mobile video call between UEs. The UEs should each have a camera and a display Upon receiving, from an opposing UE, video transmission control information including therein a preferred image format. If the preferred image format requested by the opposing UE is acceptable, then the opposing UE is sent video transmission control information is sent including therein at least one of an acceptable response message and an acceptable new preferred image format according to acceptability of the preferred image format requested by the opposing UE.02-26-2009
20120058800STRUCTURE OF MOVING RECORDING DEVICE FOR TRANSPORTATION TOOLS - An improved structure of a moving record device for transportation tools is provided in the present invention. It has a moving record device which is composed of a systematic framework having a wireless transceiver module, a moving record device, a computing equipment and a wireless communication module. The device can not only record all the status when a transportation tool is moving, but also remotely control or monitor the location and status of the transportation tool via internet by a computer or mobile phone.03-08-2012
20090149216HANDHELD ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A handheld electronic device mainly includes a first casing, a second casing and an image-capturing apparatus. The first casing has a first surface and a second surface. The first casing has a display screen on the first surface and a window extending through the first surface and the second surface. The second casing is pivoted to the first casing. The second casing is permitted to move over the second surface of the first casing. The image-capturing apparatus is set up on the second casing for capturing images. When the second casing is located on the second surface of the first casing, the image-capturing apparatus and the display screen both faces the same direction so that the image-capturing apparatus can capture images of a user of the handheld electronic device facing the display screen. At this position, the image-capturing apparatus is exposed to the user through the window.06-11-2009
20090149215INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS - A view recording processing unit performs a view recording processing of a broadcast wave from a broadcast station. By using a clock circuit, at the timer view time or timer recording time, a timer view recording activation request generation unit generates an activation request for activating the view recording processing unit. On the basis of the activation request, the timer view recording activation unit activates a view recording unit at the timer view time or timer recording time. A view recording activation factor determination unit determines whether an activation factor is derived from the activation caused by the timer view recording activation unit. In a case where the activation factor is derived from the activation caused by the timer view recording activation unit, the view recording processing unit uses a timer view recording purpose audio volume value to perform the view recording processing of the broadcast wave.06-11-2009
20120208593METHOD FOR CONTROLLING SCREEN OF MOBILE TERMINAL - A method for controlling a screen of a mobile terminal that simultaneously displays a plurality of execution screens is provided. The method preferably includes: displaying a layout composed of a plurality of sections when a magazine creation event is sensed; mapping applications to the plurality of sections in a one-to-one correspondence, respectively to create a magazine; and displaying the magazine, and an execution screen of an application mapped to each of the sections is arranged at the magazine.08-16-2012
20120157158Magnetometer Accuracy and Use - A parameter related to the Earth's magnetic field can be used to determine accuracy of a magnetometer of a mobile device. In one aspect, a first instance of a parameter related to Earth's magnetic field is determined using data generated by the magnetometer. The magnetometer data can be based in part on a position of the mobile device with respect to the Earth. A second instance of the parameter can be determined using data generated by a model of Earth's magnetic field. The model data can also be based in part on the position of the mobile device with respect to the Earth. The first instance of the parameter can be compared with the second instance of the parameter. An accuracy metric for the magnetometer can be determined based on a result of the comparison. An indication of the accuracy metric can be presented by the mobile device.06-21-2012
20120071204MOBILE TERMINAL DEVICE AND SENSOR MODULE - A mobile terminal device includes a face panel provided on an exterior of a housing, a sensor module that detects that the face panel is touched, where the sensor module is provided on a more inward side of the housing than the face panel, a light-emitting unit provided with a light-emitting member that emits light when the sensor module detects that the face panel is touched, where the light-emitting unit is provided on a more inward side of the housing than the sensor module, and a connection unit that makes an electrical connection between the sensor module and the light-emitting unit.03-22-2012
20120157161ENABLING SPEAKER PHONE MODE OF A PORTABLE VOICE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE HAVING A BUILT-IN CAMERA - Apparatuses and methods of using a speaker phone mode of a portable voice communications device having a built-in camera are described herein. In one embodiment, the speaker phone mode is activated if it is determined that an image captured by the device is black or nearly black, which indicates that the device is placed flat or nearly flat against surface. In one embodiment, the speaker phone mode is activated based on the results of comparing the captured image to a plurality of previously stored captured images wherein the previously stored captured images include images captured by the device in situations where it would be desirable for the speaker phone mode to be activated. In one embodiment, the speaker phone mode is activated based on a comparison of a captured image and previously stored captured images and their respective speaker phone mode statuses. Other embodiments are also described.06-21-2012
20120157160COMPACT WIDE-FIELD FLUORESCENT IMAGING ON A MOBILE DEVICE - Wide-field fluorescent imaging on a mobile device having a camera is accomplished with a compact, light-weight and inexpensive optical components that are mechanically secured to the mobile device in a removable housing. Battery powered light-emitting diodes (LEDs) contained in the housing pump the sample of interest from the side using butt-coupling, where the pump light is guided within the sample holder to uniformly excite the specimen. The fluorescent emission from the sample is then imaged using an additional lens that is positioned adjacent to the existing lens of the mobile device. A color filter is sufficient to create the dark-field background required for fluorescent imaging, without the need for expensive thin-film interference filters.06-21-2012
20120157159COMMUNICATION APPARATUS USING IMAGE SENSOR AND ERROR CORRECTION METHOD - A communication apparatus using an image sensor captures an image including a light signal transmitted from a transmission apparatus that includes a transmission light source, and obtains data from the captured image. In a case that a reception error rate generated by the obtained data is changed, a cause of the change of the error rate is measured, and at least one of a zooming operation and a focusing operation is performed depending on the measured result, thereby correcting the error.06-21-2012
20090131104MOBILE TERMINAL AND PHOTOGRAPHING METHOD FOR THE SAME - A mobile terminal and photographing method for the same are disclosed. The mobile terminal includes an optical section receiving optical signals, an image sensor comprising color sensor elements detecting sensing-image information from a transmitted optical signal, and infrared sensor elements detecting infrared-image information from the transmitted optical signal and an image processing unit producing infrared-image information of the color sensor elements, using the detected infrared-image information.05-21-2009
20110092251Providing Search Results from Visual Imagery - Methods for providing search results from visual imagery and operational details of various methods are described.04-21-2011
20110092250MOBILE DEVICE WITH DUAL OPTICAL SENSING PATHWAYS - A mobile device mobile device having an internal printer is disclosed. A media path is provided for receiving a print medium and a media drive mechanism transport the print medium along the media path past a printhead of the printer. An optical sensor and two separate optical pathways are also provided. The first optical pathway allows the optical sensor to image a surface of the print medium in the media path. The second optical pathway allows the optical sensor to image an area external to the mobile device.04-21-2011
20110092248PORTABLE SECURITY SYSTEM BUILT INTO CELL PHONES - A portable security system includes an image capturing module for capturing one or more images and an image analysis module in operable communication with the image capturing module, the image analysis module configured to (i) recognize, from the one or more images captured, one or more events related to detection of moving objects, (ii) selectively identify a finite number of spatial relationships of the moving objects, and (iii) analyze the one or more images within the portable security device to classify the finite number of spatial relationships of the moving objects corresponding to predefined moving object data stored on a data storage unit located within the portable security device. Also, an image transmission module for transmitting the one or more images recognized, selectively identified, and analyzed by the image analysis module to one or more external sources is provided.04-21-2011
20110065473ANGULAR VELOCITY CORRECTION DEVICE, ANGULAR VELOCITY CORRECTION METHOD, NAVIGATION DEVICE, AND CELLULAR PHONE HAVING NAVIGATION FUNCTION - An angular velocity correction device includes a horizontal angular velocity detection unit to detect horizontal axis angular velocity, that is mounted on a main unit attached to a moving object that moves along a predetermined movement surface, and that is made up of angular velocity around the horizontal axis which is orthogonal to the advancing direction of the moving object, occurring according to the inclination angle of the movement surface; a correction value generating unit to generate a correction value for correcting the horizontal axis angular velocity, based on the horizontal axis angular velocity that satisfies predetermined horizontal determining conditions of the horizontal axis angular velocity in the past; and a correction unit to correct the horizontal axis angular velocity using the correction value.03-17-2011
20110105182MOBILE WIRELESS DEVICE WITH AN EMBEDDED MEDIA PLAYER - A mobile wireless device includes an embedded media player; the functionality of the media player has been extended by integrating a third party application with the media player, the third party application supporting an unlimited music subscription service. Hence, the invention is based on the insight that a third party application that can provide access to an unlimited music subscription service, such as the MusicStation media player, can be integrated with an embedded media player in a mobile wireless device. The device then behaves as though the functionality of the media player has been extended, but without the extensive engineering effort needed to re-write the embedded media payer so that it can itself provide access to the unlimited music subscription service.05-05-2011
20110105181CAMERA IMAGE STABILIZATION - A method of motion compensation in a camera may include deriving a motion signal representative of a motion of the camera, processing video frames of a video signal from an image sensor of the camera during a viewfinder mode to derive motion vectors between pairs of frames, and processing the motion signal with a number of combinations of gain and offset factors during the viewfinder mode. The method may also include determining combinations for producing threshold motion vectors, and applying the combination producing the threshold motion vectors for processing the motion signal during a still capture mode to produce a control signal for a motion compensating element for optics of the camera.05-05-2011
20110105178EXERCISE MAT WITH INTEGRATED AUDIO - In an embodiment, the invention provides an exercise mat, which may be of flexible polymer foam material and which includes one or more speakers integrated thereinto. An audio interface is further integrated into the material of the mat and is configured to receive an audio signal from at least one audio source, and to output an amplified audio signal to the speakers.05-05-2011
20110105177Cell/blood-monitor combination cellphone/blood glucose monitor - The external body of the invention is six and ¾ in length when flipped open and 3 inches when flipped close and 1¾ wide, all components parts including the external and internal will snap into place cut and design from harden plastic.05-05-2011
20110105180Mobile Phone, Imaging System Employing Mobile Phone and Imaging Method Employing Mobile Phone - This mobile phone includes a control portion controlling an imaging portion to execute an imaging operation when detecting that a communication state established by taking a telephone call has been disconnected after a ringtone in taking the telephone call is repeated the first number of times in a case where a first communication portion capable of telephone communication takes the telephone call from an operating-side mobile phone.05-05-2011
20120122519Wrist phone with improved voice quality - A wrist phone with a single button includes a molded-plastic wristband and a wristband cap. A wireless transceiver module is mounted on a printed circuit board and is contained in a component cavity between the wristband and the wristband cap. A foil antenna is attached directly to the printed circuit board and extends between an outer layer and a wrist-facing layer of a flexible strap portion of the wristband. A microphone is located between the layers of the opposite flexible strap portion of the wristband at least two centimeters away from the wireless transceiver module. The single button is formed using the interleaved fingers of a landing pad on a surface beneath the inner surface of the wristband. The inner surface of the wristband is covered by a layer of conductive material that makes an electrical connection between the interleaved fingers when the outer surface of the wristband is pressed.05-17-2012
20100093393Systems and Methods for Music Recognition - Various systems and methods for music recognition are disclosed herein. For example, music recognition devices are disclosed that include a data receiver that is operable to receive a data signal incorporating an identification of a currently playing song. The devices further include a memory and a processor. The memory includes instructions executable by the processor to: parse the data signal and to cause the identification to be stored to the memory. At least a portion of the identification is maintained in the memory after the currently playing song has terminated.04-15-2010
20120315955METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRACKING PACKAGE DELIVERIES - A system and method for verifying receipt of a postal mail item mailed by a sender of the postal mail item is presented. A method reads postal information from a postal mail item that identifies the postal mail item. The postal information is combined with identification information that identifies the recipient of the postal mail item. The postal information and the identification information are sent to the sender of the postal mail item.12-13-2012
20090131103Method and System for Producing Digital Souvenirs - Methods and systems for producing digital souvenirs are disclosed. In an exemplary method, an order message is received from a requesting device via a short-range wireless link, such as a near-field communications (NFC) link. A first digital object included in the order message is combined with a stored digital object to obtain a customer object; in one or more embodiments the first digital object, stored digital object, and customer object each comprise a digital image. The resulting customer object is stored, and resource locator information is sent to the requesting device. The resource locator information comprises a network address for use in retrieving the stored customer object.05-21-2009
20090131105Methods and Apparatuses for Programming User-Defined Information into Electronic Devices - A device for programming user-defined information into an electronic device is provided. The programmer allows a user to program customized information, such as user-selected audio, video or Internet access information into his or her programmable device. Such electronic devices include wireless telephones, pagers, and personal digital assistants. The programmer allows a user to, among other things, customize the device to suit his or her particular taste.05-21-2009
20080207262PORTABLE TERMINAL APPARATUS - A portable terminal apparatus is provided that enables a mobile TV reception function to be added easily even to a main CPU that does not have a dedicated mobile TV interface. There are provided a cellular baseband LSI 08-28-2008
20120165069ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF - The present invention relates to an electronic device and method for controlling the electronic apparatus. According to the present invention, the electronic device combines a map image obtained from an external image that is received through a camera with a map contents to display.06-28-2012
20110183713MOBILE INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS - [Problems] To display, on an external display device, an image with a higher resolution than a screen's resolution of a display belonging to a mobile information communication apparatus. This is achieved only by additionally providing an interface means between the external display device and the mobile information communication apparatus and further additionally providing some functions to a display data generating means originally belonging to the mobile information communication apparatus.07-28-2011
20110183712MEDICAL PRODUCT - The invention relates to a medical product having a carrier layer, wherein one of the two sides of the carrier layer forming the surface forms an outer side of the medical product, wherein a code is permanently applied to the side forming the outer side wherein the code is a two-dimensional matrix code indicating a uniform source indicator of an internet site comprising application-specific and/or technical data about the medical product. The invention further relates to a set comprising at least one medical product, particularly present in a package, and a decoding device for decoding the identification code and for producing the connection to the internet site, and to the use of the code.07-28-2011
20110183711METHOD AND SYSTEM OF CREATING A VIDEO SEQUENCE - A method of creating a video sequence. The method comprises setting at least one repetitive reminder in a schedule managed by a handheld device having an image sensor, alarming a user according to the at least one repetitive reminder, capturing a sequence of images using the image sensor, automatically identifying a facial image depicting a face in a preset area in the sequence of images, automatically selecting the facial image, in response to the identification, and adding the facial image to a facial video sequence.07-28-2011
20110183709IMAGE SENSOR PHOTODIODE - An image sensor including a plurality of pixels each including a charge collection region including an N-type region bounded by P-type regions and having an overlying P-type layer; and an insulated gate electrode positioned over the P-type layer and arranged to receive a gate voltage for conveying charges stored in the charge collection region through the P-type layer.07-28-2011
20120165068ADAPTIVE RING SIGNAL LEVEL DEVICE AND METHOD - The present invention relates a method and a mobile communication device for generating an adaptive ring signal level in the mobile communication device in response to the surrounding environmental condition of said mobile communication device and also in response to the way the mobile communication device is stored away. By comparing a transfer that is determined based on the relation between an emitted signal from the loudspeaker and a response recorded by the microphone and an ideal transfer function a calculated response function is obtained. The calculated response function is compared with predefined response functions stored in a look up table to find a match that is then selected. The ring signal is thereafter adjusted to a level that corresponds to the values associated with and stored together with the selected predefined response function.06-28-2012
20120165067Mobile Telephone with Television Reception and Advertisement Delivery Control - A mobile telephone includes a television receiver and a pre-loaded advertisement module including stored advertisements and advertisement display instructions. The advertisement display instructions control the display of the stored advertisements as television content is processed by the television receiver.06-28-2012
20100227642MOBILE TERMINAL HAVING SUB-DEVICE - A mobile terminal includes a sub-device that is attached thereto or detached therefrom, to remotely control the operation and state of the terminal. The mobile terminal includes: a sub-device having an input/output unit and attached to or detached from the terminal; and a controller configured to receive a user input via a certain communication path from the sub-device when the sub-device is separated, and control elements and applications of the terminal according to the user input.09-09-2010
20120214545Object Locator System and Method - A locating system and method for locating objects, such as keys, is disclosed. The locating system may include a transmitter for transmitting an encrypted code in the 900 MHz band. The transmitter may be powered by a battery. By transmitting in the 900 MHz band, the battery power consumed by the transmission may be relatively low and the encrypted code may travel a relatively long distance, such as 100 feet or more. The locating system may include a battery-powered locator device that is configured to detect, receive, and/or decode the encrypted code and determine whether the encrypted code is associated with the locator device or an attached object. After which, the locator device may provide an indication of its position. For instance, an audible sound of 85 dB or greater may be generated. The transmitter may be a self-contained device, or affixed onto or incorporated into a communications device.08-23-2012
20120231837SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVISION OF INFRARED SIGNALLING IN SMART PHONE DEVICES - A smart phone device is fitted with a dual mode communications interface device having a housing wherein the housing provides access via an exterior of the smart phone device to both an infrared communications pathway and an electrical communications pathway each of which are coupled to one or more processing devices carried within the smart phone device. To this end, the communications interface device may be in the form of an audio jack having a plug receiving opening wherein the plug receiving opening is in communication with the electrical communications pathway and wherein at least a portion of the housing surrounding the plug receiving opening forms a light pipe for the infrared communications pathway.09-13-2012
20120315953ENCLOSURE FOR IMAGE CAPTURE SYSTEMS WITH FOCUSING CAPABILITIES - Embodiments of the invention describe an enclosure for an image capture system that includes an image capture unit and a solid state die to provide focusing capabilities for a lens unit of the image capture unit. The enclosure may electrically couple the solid state die to the image capture unit and/or other system circuitry. The enclosure may further serve as EMI shielding for the image capture system.12-13-2012
20120315954MOBILE DEVICE AND AN IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD THEREOF - Systems, circuits, and devices for displaying a captured image are disclosed. In one embodiment, a mobile device includes a memory; a display unit; an input device, and a processor coupled to the memory, the display unit and the input device, where the processor is configured to display an image in a first orientation irrespective of an orientation of the display unit when the image is accessed for displaying on the display unit, wherein the first orientation is an orientation of an image capturing device rendered during a capture of the image. The processor is further configured to provide a user interface configured to process a user input for reorienting the image into a second orientation and display the image in the second orientation in response to the user input.12-13-2012
20120315952IMAGE CAPTURE SYSTEMS WITH FOCUSING CAPABILITIES - Embodiments of the invention describe providing image focusing capabilities for a lens unit of an image capture system by disposing a solid state die over the lens unit. The solid state die may include a plurality of electrodes to receive a voltage or electric signal to generate an electric field. The refractive index of the solid state die will change in response to the generated electric field to focus the image or scene captured by the lens unit. The solid state die is mounted to a folded flexible printed circuit board in a housing or a molded housing having electrodes on its inner wall.12-13-2012
20120214546MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND MOBILE PHONE - According to the present invention, a mobile electronic device includes: a housing; a projecting unit for projecting an image, the projecting unit being mounted on the housing; a detecting unit for detecting a positional relation between the projecting unit and a projection surface on which an image projected by the projecting unit is to be displayed; a position changing unit for changing a position of the housing; and a control unit for controlling the position changing unit on the basis of the positional relation between the projecting unit and the projection surface detected by the positional-relation detecting unit.08-23-2012
20120214544Audio Localization Using Audio Signal Encoding and Recognition - A positioning network comprises an array of signal sources that transmit signals with unique characteristics that are detectable in signals captured through a sensor on a mobile device, such as a microphone of a mobile phone handset. Through signal processing of the captured signal, the positioning system distinguishes these characteristics to identify distinct sources and their corresponding coordinates. A position calculator takes these coordinates together with other attributes derived from the received signals from distinct sources, such as time of arrival or signal strength, to calculate coordinates of the mobile device. A layered protocol is used to introduce distinguishing characteristics in the source signals. This approach enables the use of low cost components to integrate a positioning network on equipment used for other functions, such as audio playback equipment at shopping malls and other venues where location based services are desired.08-23-2012
20120135784MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING AUGMENTED REALITY USING AN AUGMENTED REALITY DATABASE - A mobile terminal includes a reception unit to receive content information, an extraction unit to recognize an item of interest from the received content information and to extract detailed information, an augmented reality database to store the detailed information, and a display unit to combine the information stored in the augmented reality database with a first image and to output the combined second image in augmented reality. A method for providing an augmented reality by construction and management of a unique augmented reality database includes receiving content information, recognizing an item of interest in the received content information, extracting detailed information from metadata corresponding to the recognized item of interest, storing the detailed information in the augmented reality database, and combining the information stored in the augmented reality database with a first image into a second image, and outputting the second image in augmented reality.05-31-2012
20120135783MOBILE DEVICE IMAGE FEEDBACK - This disclosure is directed to improving a user experience when operating a mobile device that includes a display. In one example, a mobile device is configured to render an image via a display of the mobile device. The image includes one or more properties. The mobile device may identify, using one or more sensors, one or more characteristics of a relationship between the mobile device and an optical environment of the mobile device. One or more indications of the identified characteristics may be provided to a graphics processing pipeline of the mobile device configured to present images via the display. The graphics processing pipeline may modify the one or more properties of the image to reflect the identified characteristic.05-31-2012
20120214547Method of Using Handle Cord of A Fixed Wireless Phone as FM Antenna and A Fixed Wireless Phone - The present invention relates to fixed wireless phones and describes a fixed wireless phone and a method of using a handle cord of a fixed wireless phone as a FM antenna. A FM antenna signal access point is disposed on one of the four wires connecting a baseband chip with the handle, a first ferrite bead is connected in series between the FM antenna signal access point and an output terminal of the baseband chip, a FM frequency selective circuit is lapped with the FM antenna signal access point, and the FM frequency selective circuit is connected with an FM chip. The method of using the handle cord of a fixed wireless phone as a FM antenna and the fixed wireless phone according to the present invention uses the handle cord of the fixed wireless phone as FM antenna and adds a corresponding frequency selective circuit which is capable of not only saving cost and preserving the appearance of the fixed wireless phone, but also achieving an excellent reception property for the FM antenna.08-23-2012
20100173671APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MANAGING POWER CONSUMPTION IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - An apparatus and a method for measuring reception power of a base station in a mobile communication terminal having at least two Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards is disclosed. The apparatus includes a first terminal unit associated with a first SIM card and a terminal unit associated with each of the remaining at least two SIM cards. The first terminal unit measures a reception power of at least one base station when the mobile communication terminal operates in an idle mode. The terminal units associated with the remaining at least two SIM cards shares the reception power of the at least one base station measured by the first terminal unit.07-08-2010
20100173670USING A GRAPHICS PROCESSING UNIT TO CORRECT VIDEO AND AUDIO DATA - Described is a device (e.g., a cell phone incorporating a digital camera) that incorporates a graphics processing unit (GPU) to process image data in order to increase the quality of a rendered image. The processing power provided by a GPU means that, for example, an unacceptable pixel value (e.g., a pixel value associated with a malfunctioning or dead detector element) can be identified and replaced with a new value that is determined by averaging other pixel values. Also, for example, the device can be calibrated against benchmark data to generate correction factors for each detector element. The correction factors can be applied to the image data on a per-pixel basis. If the device is also adapted to record and/or play digital audio files, the audio performance of the device can be calibrated to determine correction factors for a range of audio frequencies.07-08-2010
20100173668METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMPLEMENTING MULTIPLE DIAL PADS ON A PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A portable electronic device that allows a user to dial a telephone number using a first dial pad configuration selected from more than one dial pad configuration stored in a memory of the portable electronic device. The device may include a touch screen display, and the first dial pad configurations can include a rotary dial configuration and a writing zone configuration. The portable electronic device may also include an accelerometer, in which case the first dial pad configuration may also include a configuration that requires a user to wave the portable electronic device in the air as if to write a digit.07-08-2010
20120252526HANDSET UNIT AND TELEPHONE DEVICE - A telephone device capable of sensing a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag includes: a control module, a display unit, and a handset unit. The control module has a database and a processor electrically connected to the database. The display unit is electrically connected to the processor of the control module. The handset unit has a housing, a telephone module, a radio frequency identification reader, a switch, and a transmitter, wherein the telephone module, the radio frequency identification reader, the switch and the transmitter are disposed in the housing. The telephone module has a listening component and a speaking component. The radio frequency identification reader has a signal transceiver. The switch is selectivity conducting to the telephone module or the radio frequency identification reader. The transmitter is electrically connecting to the processor of the control module and the switch. Thus, the telephone device has radio frequency identification and communicating functions.10-04-2012
20120252527APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DETECTING PROXIMITY BY PROXIMITY SENSOR IN PORTABLE TERMINAL - An apparatus and method is configured to detect the proximity of an object using a proximity sensor in a portable terminal. A method for detecting the proximity of an object in a portable terminal mounted with a proximity sensor includes setting a reference light-receiving quantity according to a hairstyle of a user of the portable terminal, emitting light, detecting a light-receiving quantity corresponding to the emitted light, and determining the proximity/non-proximity of an object by comparing the light-receiving quantity with the reference light-receiving quantity.10-04-2012
20120172086MOBILE TERMINAL AND CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF - The method includes receiving an image of a subject via a lens of a camera, generating low-resolution images and high-resolution images repeatedly from the camera in response to a focus adjustment command inputted at a first timing point, displaying the low-resolution images as a preview image of the subject on a display, and storing at least one of the generated high-resolution images to be stored as a photo file of the subject in a memory in response to a photograph-taking command inputted at a second timing point behind the first timing point.07-05-2012
20120172085MOBILE DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PROXIMITY DETECTION VERIFICATION - A mobile device includes a touch screen display and touch screen circuit for receiving touch inputs. A camera configured to acquire one or more images in front of the display. A proximity sensor configured to provide an indication that a user is in close proximity to the touch screen display. A processor being effective to determine, in response to the indication of the proximity sensor, whether the user is in a position to view the display based on the one or more images of the camera. If the proximity sensor provides an indication that the user is in close proximity to the display and the processor determines, based on the one or more images, that the user is in a position to view the display, then at least one of the display and the touch screen circuit are not disabled.07-05-2012
20120172087ARCHITECTURE OF A MULTIMEDIA AND HANDS-FREE PHONE EQUIPMENT FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE - The equipment comprises a pilot box (07-05-2012
20100048243CLAMSHELL-TYPE MOBILE PHONE WITH CAMERA - A mobile communication device includes a housing, which has a first housing part and a second housing part each having an inner surface and an outer surface. The first and second housing parts are movable with respect to one another into open and closed positions so that in the closed position, the inner surfaces of the first and second housing parts face each other. A video camera is fixed to the inner surface of the first housing part and exposed through an opening in the second housing part when in the closed position.02-25-2010
20100048241CAMERA AS INPUT INTERFACE - A portable handheld electronic device contains a camera lens and accelerometer to allow a user to control voicemail and call features by swiping his finger across the camera lens and/or tapping the device. Therefore, the user can comfortably input commands into the device with a single hand and without needing to move the phone away from his ear to apply these inputs. In another embodiment, the camera lens can also be used to control navigation of the display screen or a displayed document of the device. For example, if a user wishes to shift a scrollbar for a page displayed on the screen downwards to view the bottom of the page, the user should move his finger over the camera lens in an analogous downward direction.02-25-2010
20100048242METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR CONTENT PROCESSING - Cell phones and other portable devices are equipped with a variety of technologies by which existing functionality can be improved, and new functionality can be provided. Some aspects relate to data driven imaging architectures, in which a cell phone's image sensor is one in a chain of stages that successively act on packetized instructions/data, to capture and later process imagery. Other aspects relate to distribution of processing tasks between the device and remote resources (“the cloud”). Elemental image processing, such as filtering and edge detection—and even some simpler template matching operations—may be performed on the cell phone. Other operations are referred out to remote service providers. The remote service providers can be identified using techniques such as a reverse auction, though which they compete for processing tasks. Other aspects of the disclosed technologies relate to visual search capabilities, and determining appropriate actions responsive to different image inputs. Still others concern metadata generation, processing, and representation. Yet others relate to coping with fixed focus limitations of cell phone cameras, e.g., in reading digital watermark data. Still others concern user interface improvements. A great number of other features and arrangements are also detailed.02-25-2010
20120258775CUSTOM CONFIGURABLE INPUT AND OUTPUT SYSTEM FOR MOBILE DEVICES - A keyboard apparatus for information entry with means for dynamically configuring a legend on a key of the keyboard apparatus. The keyboard apparatus includes means for detecting a selection of the key, and means for associating the selection of the key with the legend on the key. The legend is displayed on a LCD device forming a part of the key or is displayed on a LCD device forming a keyboard. Alternatively, the key may be selected by using a touch sensitive LCD display.10-11-2012
20120258773DEVICES AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING ACCESS TO INTERNAL COMPONENT - Systems, methods, and devices are disclosed for applying concealment of components of an electronic device. In one embodiment, an electronic device may include a component that is disposed behind a window configured to selectively become transparent or opaque, such as a polymer-dispersed liquid crystal (PLDC) window. The component includes an image capture device, a strobe flash, a biometric sensor, a light sensor, a proximity sensor, or a solar panel, or a combination thereof. Additionally, the electronic device includes data processing circuitry configured to determine when an event requesting that the component be exposed occurs. Furthermore, the electronic device includes a window controller that may control the window to become transparent, to expose the component upon the occurrence of the event requesting that the component be exposed.10-11-2012
20090104933Cellular phone, control method, control program, and face panel used for the cellular phone - A two-dimensional code B of a face panel or the like photographed by the camera 04-23-2009
20100273525LINK OBJECT TO POSITION ON SURFACE - A method of generating an association between a software object and a position on a surface is disclosed. The method starts by sensing, by a sensing device placed on the position on the surface coded data at the position on the surface. The coded data at the position on the surface encodes an identity of the surface and the position of the coded data relative to the surface. The sensing device then generates indicating data using the sensed coded data. The indicating data is indicative of the identity of the surface and the position of the sensed coded data relative to the surface. Upon receiving the indicating data from the sensing device by a computer system, the computer system identifies, using the indicating data, the identity of the surface and the position of the sensed coded data relative to the surface. The computer system also identifies the software object, and then generates an association between the identity of the surface, the position of the sensed coded data relative to the surface, and the software object.10-28-2010
20100022270Mobile dialogue system and mobile content delivery solutions - This invention relates to a method, system and products for the transmission, delivery, playback, and content management of audio and visual files for wireless and non-wireless devices, and a new Internet-less protocol for such transmission to portable electronic devices, such as cell phones and the like.01-28-2010
20090088203Wireless bar code transaction device - A cellular camera telephone is provided with aiming, illumination, and decoding functionality to enable the economical and ergonomic reading and decoding of bar code symbols. The aiming and illumination are preferably a single system to minimize power consumption, such as by projecting a rectangle of light to both frame and illuminate the image area containing the target bar code. The cell phone is further provided with a lens system that permits switching between the ‘normal’ picture-taking focal range of from a few feet to infinity, and a bar code-reading focal range on the order of from a few to several inches. The lens system may involve, or combine, conventional autofocus/autozoom technology, fluid or adaptive lens technology, and liquid crystal lens technology. The cell phone may both acquire information from scanning bar codes, and transmit information by creating and displaying bar codes. Wireless connectivity allows the cell phone to communicate with the Internet or any of a number of network types, enabling the user to request, review, and authorize transactions.04-02-2009
20100009713LOGO RECOGNITION FOR MOBILE AUGMENTED REALITY ENVIRONMENT - An augmented reality platform is provided which interacts between a mobile device and a server via a communication network. The augmented reality platform includes an image processing application located on the mobile device which receives a live, real-time image and converts the image into coordinates, and a client application located on the mobile device which transmits a data packet including the coordinates. A server application provided on the server receives the data packet from the client application, recognizes a logo included in the live, real-time image by identifying the log ID and measuring the useful characterization information such as position, size and orientation, and sends content or a link thereto to the mobile device in accordance with the logo. The client application on the mobile device processes the content or the link thereto and forms an augmented reality image on a display of the mobile device based on the recognized result of the logo and the delivered real-world image contents.01-14-2010
20100009714Decoding Information to Allow Access to Computerized Systems - The presently claimed invention relates generally to gaining access to secure systems. One claim recites an apparatus including: an image or video sensor for capturing image or video data; and a multi-purpose computer processor configured to: decode machine-readable information encoded in captured image or video data representing a plurality of physical objects, each instance of machine-readable information includes identifying information; determine an order in which the physical objects are presented to the image or video sensor for evaluation via the identifying information; and comparing the order to a predetermined sequence to determine whether to allow access to a remotely located computerized system. The apparatus may be housed, e.g., in a cell phone. Other combinations and claims are provided as well.01-14-2010
20120270600CASE FOR PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - This invention relates to a case for portable, handheld electronic devices such as those manufactured by Apple Inc., including the iPod touch, iPad and/or the iPhone, which case supplements the functional properties which are not present on a particular model of the portable, handheld electronic devices such as the iPod touch, iPad and/or the iPhone by providing an integrated speaker and/or microphone and/or at least one camera, in addition to providing the usual protective and/or cushioning aspects of an ordinary case.10-25-2012
20120270601INTELLIGENT GRAPHICS INTERFACE IN A HANDHELD WIRELESS DEVICE - Various embodiments of the invention may allow applications and information to be clustered together in ways that simplify and automate various tasks. Other embodiments may present a graphical user interface to the user that allows the user to choose from a matrix of information categories and applications that can help provide that information. Still other embodiments may provide different user interface methods based on status awareness.10-25-2012
20120270596APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A CAMERA IN AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An apparatus and a method in an electronic device provide for controlling a camera, wherein the camera can selectively operate in a first focus mode and in a second focus mode. The first focus mode is initially selected. In response to detecting a state of the electronic device, the second focus mode is selected. The first focus mode can be an autofocus mode. The second focus mode can be an extended depth of field mode, wherein software processing is used to extend the focus range of the camera. The detected state of the electronic device can be a previous user selection, a low power mode, or a continued request for taking photographs following taking a photograph in the autofocus mode.10-25-2012
20120270599MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICE ACCESSORY AND METHOD OF PROVIDING THE SAME - Some embodiments include one or more mobile electronic device accessories. Other embodiments of related mobile electronic device accessories and methods of providing the same are also disclosed.10-25-2012
20120270597MOBILE PHONE WITH MOUSE AND KEYBOARD FUNCTION - A mobile phone with mouse and keyboard functions includes a communication unit, a mouse unit, a keyboard unit, and a mode switch. The mode switch is capable of selectively activating the mobile phone to act as a mobile phone, or whereby the mobile phone acts as a mouse, or whereby the mobile phone acts as a keyboard.10-25-2012
20090069045Wrist-watch mobile phone - A wrist-watch mobile phone device which is recharged by body temperature to prevent from signal interruption includes a wrist-watch mobile phone unit which is applied in a cellular wireless communication system, and a wrist band which is assembled with the wrist-watch mobile phone unit. The mobile phone unit includes a housing which is provided with wrist-band installation members and a cover which is pivoted at the housing and can be flipped open freely. A rear side of the housing that is in contact with a human arm is embedded with thermoelectric power generating chips to recharge a primary battery of the mobile phone at any time by body temperature of the arm. In addition, a surface or a part of the cover is provided with an independent system of a quartz-core watch to facilitate reading time.03-12-2009
20100291968 Sign Language Translator - A digital sign language translator has a case configured to be supported by a hand of a user, a touch screen display located on a face of the case, a microprocessor for selectively translating words, letters, and numbers into video clips of an actual person performing a sign language translation. The translator has an internal memory device for storing a standard database selected words, letters, and numbers and the corresponding video clip of an actual person performing a sign language translation of words, letters, and numbers. The translator further includes a memory card slot for receiving an external memory card, the external memory card having an expanded vocabulary to supplement the standard database contained on the internal memory. The translator further includes a battery for powering the translator and a keyboard selectively shown on the touch screen display. The digital sign language translator is small and portable so as to be conveniently transported by the user in order to be handily available to the user as desired.11-18-2010
20120083313REMOTE VIEW AND CONTROLLER FOR A CAMERA - A device operable with a camera is disclosed which includes a display screen, remote from the camera, and a processor for receiving an image signal of the field of view of the camera and for displaying an image of the field of view of the camera on the display screen. The device communicates with and controls certain camera functions to allow a photographic or video image to be framed and taken from a location remote from the camera.04-05-2012
20120083312MOBILE TERMINAL AND OPERATION CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal and an operation control method thereof are provided. The operation control method includes displaying a stereoscopic 3D image, which is created based on the disparity between left- and right-eye images, on a display module; determining a position of a user's gaze on the stereoscopic 3D image by performing eye tracking; and varying a 3D effect of a portion of the stereoscopic 3D image corresponding to the determined gaze position. Therefore, it is possible to effectively control various operations performed by a mobile terminal in connection with a stereoscopic 3D image by using eye tracking.04-05-2012
20110111797PORTABLE TELEPHONE EQUIPPED WITH KEY BACKLIGHTS AND INFORMATION NOTIFICATION METHOD USING KEY BACKLIGHTS - A portable telephone includes key backlight light-emitting units 05-12-2011
20120190404Methods and Systems for Content Processing - Cell phones and other portable devices are equipped with a variety of technologies by which existing functionality can be improved, and new functionality can be provided. Some relate to visual search capabilities, and determining appropriate actions responsive to different image inputs. Others relate to processing of image data. Still others concern metadata generation, processing, and representation. Yet others relate to coping with fixed focus limitations of cell phone cameras, e.g., in reading digital watermark data. Still others concern user interface improvements. A great number of other features and arrangements are also detailed.07-26-2012
20090042602MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal has a plurality of functions executed by a press of a specific key, and an address book that stores personal information. The personal information includes a plurality of personal information pieces composed of mail destinations and execution information necessary for executing the functions. When the mobile telephone receives designation of a mail that has been transmitted or received, or is to be transmitted, and any of the keys is pressed, a personal information pieces that includes a destination that is the receiver or transmitter of the designated mail is retrieved from the address book. Execution information of the function allocated to the pressed key is retrieved, and the function allocated to the pressed key is executed.02-12-2009
20120225689Cordless Telephone With Digital Audio Player Capability - A cordless telephone which allows a user to play MP3 digital audio bit stream music, using the remote handset of a cordless telephone to control the functions of the MP3 player. The cordless telephone remains usable as a typical cordless telephone with all the features and conveniences of a cordless telephone including, but not limited to, connection of a telephone call between a calling party and a called party, caller ID information, voice messaging features, etc. MP3 digital audio bit stream music may be downloaded from a remote source through, e.g., the Internet and a PC.09-06-2012
20120190403APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SYNCHRONIZING MEDIA CAPTURE IN A WIRELESS DEVICE - An apparatus and a method in a wireless device provide for coordinating data capture in two or more wireless devices. A control link is establishing a between the wireless device and a second wireless device. Thereafter, a media capture start command sent to the second wireless device. In response to sending the media capture start command media data is captured in the wireless device. Captured media data is received from the second wireless device. Finally, the media data and the captured media data from the second wireless device are combined.07-26-2012
20120258776Methods and Systems for Content Processing - Disclosed are technologies are useful in enabling a smart phone to respond to a user's environment, e.g., so it can serve as an intuitive hearing and seeing device. Some of the detailed arrangements involve using radio base station SDR equipment (e.g., at a cell tower) to perform image recognition operations for phones; forecasting service needs from remote processors delegating a remote execution task to a service provider chosen in a competitive process; using nearby processors, e.g., in an automobile, another phone, or set-top box, for remote execution tasks; phones with separable camera and/or illumination components; phone camera illumination using different colors of light; using search tree methods with image frames captured at different focuses; using a phone's microprojector to aid in object identification; correcting lens aberrations by texture mapping captured imagery onto a corrective polygon surface using a phone GPU; etc. A great variety of other features are also detailed.10-11-2012
20120258772MOBILE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE WITH PROXIMITY BASED TRANSMITTED POWER CONTROL AND RELATED METHODS - A mobile wireless communications device may include a portable housing, at least one antenna carried by the portable housing, and at least one capacitive proximity sensor carried by the portable housing and configured to sense proximity of a human user adjacent thereto. The mobile wireless communications device may also include a wireless transmitter carried by the portable housing and coupled to the at least one antenna, and a controller carried by the portable housing and coupled to the wireless transmitter and the at least one capacitive proximity sensor. The controller may be configured to cooperate with the wireless transmitter to adjust transmitted power output from the at least one antenna based upon the at least one capacitive proximity sensor.10-11-2012
20110124373Image Pickup Lens, Image Pickup Apparatus, and Mobile Terminal - An image pickup lens LN includes four blocks of lens blocks Ci (i=05-26-2011
20110124372IMAGE/AUDIO PLAYBACK DEVICE OF MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - In an image/audio playback technology in a mobile communication terminal, a single image is divided into two halves, i.e., left-half and right-half images, which are displayed on two mobile communication terminals, respectively. In addition, two mobile communication terminals can play left-side and right-side audio data, respectively, which compose stereo audio data, according to the relative locations of the two mobile communication terminals.05-26-2011
20110124371DOCKING STATION FOR USE WITH WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A docking station for use with a wireless communication device is provided. The docking station includes a base, a handset and a transmission device. The base includes a wireless communication device connector that connects to the wireless communication device. The handset connects to the base. The transmission device is disposed on the base. The handset can be enabled by the wireless communication device through the transmission device so that the handset can be used to communicate with others. When the handset is in operation, the wireless communication device can be operated simultaneously.05-26-2011
20120231838CONTROLLING AUDIO OF A DEVICE - Techniques and tools are described for controlling an audio signal of a mobile device. For example, information indicative of acceleration of the mobile device can be received and correlation between the information indicative of acceleration and exemplar whack event data can be determined. An audio signal of the mobile device can be controlled based on the correlation.09-13-2012
20120231841MOBILE PHONE - A mobile phone comprises a casing and a cavity in the casing. A humidity sensor is arranged for measuring a humidity in the cavity. In response to a trigger, a control unit analyzes a humidity signal supplied by the humidity sensor. A result of the analysis is presented via an output unit. Such device allows for measuring a humidity of a user's skin in case the user covers a window in the casing connected to the cavity by a body part.09-13-2012
20120231842CELL PHONE AND PROGRAM FOR CONTROLLING BROADCAST RECEIVING FUNCTION OF CELL PHONE - The cell phone has a plurality of batteries for supplying power according to their use. When the power of a battery is nearly depleted while the user is viewing a TV program, the cell phone informs the user of that fact to restrict the viewing of the TV program.09-13-2012
20120231840PROVIDING INFORMATION REGARDING SPORTS MOVEMENTS - Systems, methods, and computer program products are provided for using real-time video analysis, such as AR or the like to assist the user of a mobile device with commerce activities. Through the use of real-time vision object recognition faces, physical features, objects, logos, artwork, products, locations and other features that can be recognized in the real-time video stream can be matched to data associated with such to assist the user with commerce activity. The commerce activity may include, but is not limited to: providing information regarding sports movements, analyzing movements associated with sports or exercises, providing information and recommendations regarding techniques and equipment, and supplying information about locations where equipment may be purchased. In specific embodiments, the data that is matched to the images in the real-time video stream is specific to financial institutions, such as customer financial behavior history, customer purchase power/transaction history and the like.09-13-2012
20120231839MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME - A mobile terminal and a method of controlling the same are provided. The mobile terminal includes: a body; a sensing unit for acquiring a motion of the body; a camera provided in at least one side of the body to photograph an image; at least one display provided in at least one side of the body; and a controller for forming information related to at least one object included in the photographed image into a group according to the acquired motion and for controlling to display the information in the at least one display. Therefore, information is formed into a group and displayed according to a motion of a body and thus a state that can easily select necessary information can be provided.09-13-2012
20080311952Local broadcast channel selection control for mobile handset - A mobile handset and method therefor automatically limit user selection of local broadcast channels to those that are active. Location-related information sourced by an external node, such as RNSS position information from RNSS satellites or a cellular identification value sourced by a network access node, and received on the handset is applied to identify active local TV channels and the mobile handset limits selection of local TV channels by a user of the mobile handset to the active local TV channels. Identification of active local TV channels includes a first instance identification based on a lookup operation performed on the mobile handset and a second instance identification based on an active channel query/response exchange between the mobile handset and a server node, wherein the second instance identification is applied to update the first instance identification.12-18-2008
20080300015PRINT CONTROLLER FOR A MOBILE TELEPHONE HANDSET - Provided is a print controller for a mobile telephone handset. The controller includes a printer central processor configured to control operation of an integral printing assembly of the handset. An image sensor is arranged in signal communication with the central processor and is configured for capturing images. The controller also includes a print media feed apparatus configured to feed print media through the printing assembly.12-04-2008
20080300014METHODS OF OPERATING A SYNERGETIC TANDEM POCKET DEVICE - A method of operating a communications system including a mobile phone and a media playback device is disclosed. When the mobile phone is uncoupled from the media playback device, voice telephony services are provided by the mobile phone using an onboard RF transceiver of the mobile phone. When the media playback device is uncoupled from mobile phone, media playback services are provided by the media playback device using an onboard CODEC and an onboard display screen of the media playback device. When the media playback device and the mobile phone are operatively coupled together to form a tandem device, video telephony services are provided by the tandem device using the RF transceiver of the mobile phone, the CODEC of the media playback device and the display screen of the media playback device. Methods of operating a GPS system including a screenless GPS device and a mobile phone are also disclosed herein.12-04-2008
20080300013SYNERGETIC TANDEM POCKET DEVICE - A videophone device including two units 12-04-2008
20080300012MOBILE PHONE AND METHOD FOR EXECUTING FUNCTIONS THEREOF - Provided is a mobile phone which converts an input first word to a second word, displays the second word, extracts voice data corresponding to the second word and outputs the extracted voice data and a method of converting a word and outputting the converted word as a voice in the mobile phone. Furthermore, there is also provided a mobile phone which receives and stores a composite video signal including an audio signal and a video signal, inputs a playback point of the stored composite video signal and a playback speed exceeding 1X and plays the sound and image corresponding to the stored composite video signal from the input playback point at the input playback speed and a composite image processing method of the mobile phone.12-04-2008
20080300011METHODS AND SYSTEMS RESPONSIVE TO FEATURES SENSED FROM IMAGERY OR OTHER DATA - A device, such as a cell phone, uses an image sensor to capture image data. The phone can respond to detection of particular imagery feature (e.g., watermarked imagery, barcodes, image fingerprints, etc.) by presenting distinctive graphics on a display screen. Such graphics may be positioned within the display, and affine-warped, in registered relationship with the position of the detected feature, and its affine distortion, as depicted in the image data. Related approaches can be implemented without use of an image sensor, e.g., relying on data sensed from an RFID device. Auditory output, rather than visual, can also be employed. A variety of other features and arrangements are also detailed.12-04-2008
20080300010PORTABLE VIDEO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method and device for adapting a display image on a hand-held portable wireless display and digital capture device. The device includes a camera for capturing a digital video and/or still image of a user, means for adjusting the captured digital image in response to poor image capture angle of said image capture device so as to create a modified captured digital image; and means for transmitting said modified captured digital image over a wireless communication network to a second hand-held portable wireless display and digital capture device.12-04-2008
20110003615APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DETECTING USAGE PROFILES OF MOBILE DEVICES - A proximity sensor arrangement is provided comprising at least one first and at least one second acoustic transducer and at least one comparing means. The acoustic transducers are adapted to receive acoustic signals and convert the received acoustic signals into electric signals. The comparing means are adapted to compare the spectra received by the acoustic transducers. If the device comprising the proximity sensor arrangement is held at a user's ear, the signal received by the covered microphone is low-pass filtered due to human tissue and/or the presence of the human head, resulting in a spectral difference between several microphones. Furthermore a method is provided comprising the steps of receiving an acoustic signal at least two locations distant from each other. In a second step, said received acoustic signals are converted into electric signals. Subsequently, the actual proximity and/or coverage situation is deduced from the spectral difference between the electric signals.01-06-2011
20100056212MOBILE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE COMPRISING A SATELLITE POSITIONING SYSTEM ANTENNA AND ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE DIRECTOR ELEMENT THEREFOR - A mobile wireless communications device may include a portable housing, at least one wireless transceiver carried by the portable housing, and a satellite positioning signal receiver carried by the portable housing. An antenna may also be carried by the portable housing and connected to the satellite positioning signal receiver. Further, at least one electrically conductive director element may be carried by the portable housing in spaced apart relation from the antenna and inductively coupled thereto for directing a beam pattern thereof.03-04-2010
20110045871METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING A DISPLAY IN AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A novel method and apparatus for controlling a display of an electronic device is provided. In an embodiment, the device is a portable electronic device with the combined features of wireless email and telephony. The portable electronic device also includes a camera. The device includes a trackball which can be used to control the image shown in the viewfinder when the device is being used as a camera.02-24-2011
20110045870Wireless phone device flashlight - A high-intensity LED is integrated into a wireless phone device to provide an extremely convenient flashlight functionality at the ready for a user in possession of their wireless phone, particularly useful in emergency situations. When an emergency or other need emerges suddenly and while the user is otherwise unable to obtain a conventional flashlight, use of a wireless phone flashlight provides a useful source of light for both comfort and safety of the user of the wireless phone device. In another aspect of the invention, the wireless phone flashlight is a peripheral device connected to a digital port of the wireless phone. Alternatively, the flashlight is formed in such a shape as to fit into an external memory card slot of a target wireless phone (e.g., in the shape of a SmartCard), drawing power and even control from the wireless phone through the connector otherwise intended for a memory card.02-24-2011
20110045869IMAGING APPARATUS - An imaging apparatus comprises: a semiconductor imaging device having a plurality of photodiodes and a color filter; and an imaging optical system for guiding light from a subject to the semiconductor imaging device, where a diameter of an aperture (02-24-2011
20110045868Method and system for collecting, synchronizing, and reporting telecommunication call events and work flow related information - The present invention is directed to a method and apparatus for recording and generating additional information related to telecommunication events using a mobile communication device, such as a telephone call or a text messaging event using cellular phone or a personal digital assistant. Specifically, the preferred embodiments of the present invention records information such as GPS coordinates that indicate a position of the mobile communication device during the communication event, as well as a location of a sender or receiver of data to or from the mobile communication device, so as to facilitate a log entry of the position of the mobile communication device as well as other useful information that are associated with the communication events.02-24-2011
20110218018Techniques for Retrieving Documents Using an Image Capture Device - Embodiments of the present invention provide techniques for retrieving electronic documents based upon images captured using an image capture device. One or more images captured by a user using an image capture device are used to search a set of documents to retrieve one or more documents that match the search query. The one or more documents retrieved by the search may then be provided to the user or some other recipient.09-08-2011
20110212750MOBILE PHONE HAVING A CAMERA FUNCTION AND TIMING RESET UNIT - The present invention is a mobile phone having a non-telephone function (e.g. a radio function) that is different from a telephone function, and comprising: a timer operable to count time; a camera unit operable to execute the camera function; a camera function stop unit operable, during execution of the camera function to automatically stop the execution of the camera function when the timer indicates an elapse of a predetermined time period; a telephone unit operable to execute the telephone function; and a reset unit operable, if the timer is being operated in response to the execution of the camera function, to reset the timer to an initial state when a predetermined operation relating to the telephone function is executed, wherein when the timer is reset to the initial state, the timer starts to measure the predetermined time period, and the camera function stop unit stops the execution of the camera function at the elapse of the predetermined time period from the execution of the predetermined operation relating to the telephone function. The present invention successfully reduces occurrences of unwanted auto power off during the time when the non-telephone function is in execution—for example, the auto power off of the radio function during the time when the user is listening to the radio.09-01-2011
20110223969IMAGE CAPTURING DEVICE HAVING DETACHABLE POLARIZER AND MOBILE PHONE - An image capturing device includes a housing, a camera module, polarizer, and a cover. The housing defines a through hole. The camera module is received in the housing and aligned with the through hole. The cover defines an opening. The polarizer is connected to the cover. The cover is detachably engaged with the housing. The camera module, the through hole, the polarizer, the opening aligned with each other.09-15-2011
20110237295HEARING AID SYSTEM ADAPTED TO SELECTIVELY AMPLIFY AUDIO SIGNALS - A hearing aid includes a microphone to convert sounds into electrical signals and a memory to store a plurality of voice prints and a plurality of sound-shaping instructions. Each of the plurality of sound-shaping instructions is associated with one of the plurality of voice prints. The hearing aid further includes a processor coupled to the microphone and the memory. The processor is configured to compare at least one sample from the electrical signals to the plurality of voice prints to identify a voice print. The processor selects sound-shaping instructions associated with the voice print and applies the sound-shaping instructions to selectively shape a portion of the electrical signals corresponding to the voice print to produce a shaped signal. The hearing aid further includes a speaker coupled to the processor and configured to reproduce the shaped signal as an audible output.09-29-2011
20120129574Detecting Encoded Signals Under Adverse Lighting Conditions Using Adaptive Signal Detection - The present disclosure relates generally to signal detection adaptable to accommodate various lighting conditions, and to embedding signals according to anticipated lighting conditions likely to be present during image capture. One claim recites a method comprising: obtaining data representing imagery or video, the imagery or video having been captured with a camera; obtaining lighting information associated with image capture of the imagery or video; based on the lighting information, adapting a signal detection process; and using a programmed electronic processor, analyzing the data to determine whether a signal is encoded therein, said act of analyzing utilizes an adapted signal detection process. Of course, different combinations and claims are provided too.05-24-2012
20100203920PERSONAL COMMUNICATION DEVICE WITH INTEGRATED ALARM - An improved personal communication device that incorporates a physical security alarm can include a communication unit for performing wireless communication across a network, one or more sensors configured to detect movement, and an alarm which activates in response to detection by the one or more sensors. One or more sensors can include a directional motion detector and a multidirectional proximity sensor. The improved personal communication device can also include a voice response unit configured to activate the alarm in response to a predetermined voice command.08-12-2010
20100234067MOBILE TELEPHONEHAVING INTERNAL INKJET PRINTHEAD ARRANGEMENT AND AN OPTICAL SENSING ARRANGEMENT - A mobile telephone includes an optical sensing arrangement enabling the telephone to decode tags of coded data printed on media fed through the telephone via internal and external media pathway defined by a body of the telephone; a beam splitter deflecting incoming light onto an image sensor of the telephone; a first infrared LED directing light onto media present in the external pathway; a filter and lens arrangement receiving and directing light reflected from the external media onto the beam splitter; a second infrared LED directing light onto media present in the internal pathway; and a mirror arrangement directing light reflected from the internal media into the beam splitter. The coded data contains printing instructions for the printhead, and the filter and lens arrangement includes an infrared filter for removing non-infrared ambient light, whereby a signal to noise ratio of the reflected light is improved.09-16-2010
20100234066MOBILE RADIO APPARATUS - A mobile radio apparatus wherein the degradation of communication performance caused by electromagnetic noise can be precluded with enhanced reliability. This mobile telephone unit (09-16-2010
20100234065MOBILE PHONE - A mobile phone includes a main body, a camera, a primary display screen and a secondary display screen. The main body includes a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface. The primary display screen is positioned in the first surface. The camera is positioned in the main body. The secondary display screen faces away from the primary display screen, and the secondary display screen is slidable relative to the primary display screen. An image captured by the camera can be seen via the secondary display screen when user self-takes photo.09-16-2010
20100234064WIRELESS TELEPHONY DEVICE WITH BREATH ANALYSIS SENSOR AND METHODS FOR USE THEREWITH - A wireless telephony device includes a memory that stores at least one telephony application. A processor executes the telephony application to process at least one telephone call via a wireless telephony network in response to commands of a user. A breath analyzing sensor analyzes a breath of the user in conjunction with the at least one telephone call and generates breath analysis test data in response thereto. The telephony application generates a breath analysis test message, based on the breath analysis test data and transmits the breath analysis test message via the wireless telephony network.09-16-2010
20120276952CELL PHONE PROJECTOR - The invention provides a cell phone projector including a housing, a circuit device, a power supply, a projector module, wherein the circuit device and the power supply are disposed in the housing, and the projector module is displaced at one end of the housing, and wherein the housing is provided with a fence-type slot for insertion of a cell phone. The cell phone is inserted into the slot to thereby achieve to connect the cell phone with a projector. In use, a video signal within the cell phone can be easily output through the projector, to bring a better visual effect for users, and it is convenient for people to watch the video.11-01-2012
20120276951LOW RISE CAMERA MODULE - A printed circuit carrier has an opening therein against which a back plate is attached to thereby form a cavity. An image sensor device is attached to the back plate inside the cavity. The height of the image sensor device is about equal to or less than the height of the cavity. Electrical signal connections are formed between the image sensor device and the printed circuit carrier. A cap is attached directly to the carrier by a flowable adhesive layer, to seal off the cavity. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.11-01-2012
20120276953DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING APPLICATION FOR EXTERNAL ACCESSORY IN WIRELESS TERMINAL - A method and device for providing an application for an external accessory in a wireless terminal, by which related applications corresponding to a type of an external accessory connected to a wireless terminal can be displayed. Instead of sifting through applications or searching for the appropriate ones for the external accessory, the invention causes them to be displayed. To this end, the device includes a display unit for displaying related applications for an external accessory connected to the wireless terminal and a controller for sensing a type of the external accessory connected to the wireless terminal and extracting and displaying related applications for the external accessory.11-01-2012
20120088545IMAGE/AUDIO PLAYBACK DEVICE OF MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - In an image/audio playback technology in a mobile communication terminal, a single image is divided into two halves, i.e., left-half and right-half images, which are displayed on two mobile communication terminals, respectively. In addition, two mobile communication terminals can play left-side and right-side audio data, respectively, which compose stereo audio data, according to the relative locations of the two mobile communication terminals.04-12-2012
20120088544PORTABLE WIRELESS MOBILE DEVICE MOTION CAPTURE DATA MINING SYSTEM AND METHOD - Portable wireless mobile device motion capture data mining system and method configured to display motion capture/analysis data on a mobile device. System obtains data from motion capture elements, analyzes data and store data in database for data mining, which may be charged for. Enables unique displays associated with the user, such as 3D overlays onto images of the user to visually depict the captured motion data including ratings. Predicted ball flight path data can be calculated and shown on a time line showing relative peaks of velocity for the user's body parts. User can determine equipment that fits best and immediately purchase the equipment, via the mobile device. Custom equipment may be ordered on the mobile device from a vendor that can assemble-to-order customer built equipment and ship the equipment. Includes active and passive golf shot count capabilities.04-12-2012
20120088543SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING TEXT IN AUGMENTED REALITY - A system and a method are provided for displaying text in low-light environments. An original image of text is captured in a low-light environment using a camera on a mobile device, whereby the imaged text comprising images of characters. A brightness setting and a contrast setting of the original image are adjusted to increase the contrast of the imaged text relative to a background of the original image. Optical character recognition is applied to the adjusted image to generate computer readable text or characters corresponding to each of the imaged text. The original image of text is displayed on the mobile device. The computer readable text is also displayed, overlaid the original image, wherein the computer readable text is aligned with the corresponding imaged text.04-12-2012
20120329516DIGITAL CAMERA PROVIDING AN EXTENDED FOCUS RANGE - A digital camera system providing an extended focus range, comprising: a program memory storing instructions to implement a method for capturing a focused digital image. The method includes: setting an optical system F/# to a first F/#; capturing an evaluation image of the scene; analyzing the evaluation image to determine whether a subject is acceptably focused; if the subject is acceptably focused setting a capture F/# to be equal to the first F/#, otherwise the optical system F/# is iteratively increased until the subject is determined to be acceptably focused, or until a maximum F/# is reached; determining a capture F/# responsive to the F/# where the subject is acceptably focused; setting the optical system to use the capture F/#; capturing an archival image of the scene using the image sensor; and storing the captured archival image in a storage memory.12-27-2012
20120329518MOBILE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE FOR HEARING AND/OR SPEECH IMPAIRED USER - A mobile wireless communications device includes a housing and transceiver carried by the housing for transmitting and receiving radio frequency (RF) signals carrying communications data of speech. A processor is coupled to the transceiver for processing the communications data as speech that is transmitted and received to and from the transceiver. A keyboard and display is carried by the housing and connected to the processor. A speech-to-text and text-to-speech module converts communications data as speech received from the transceiver to text that is displayed on the display and converting text that is typed by a user on the keyboard in the communications data as speech to be transmitted from the transceiver as an RF signal.12-27-2012
20120329517MOBILE RADIO UNIT WITH A DOSIMETER-RADIOMETER - The mobile radio unit (phone, smartphone) comprises body 12-27-2012
20120100890DEFECTIVE PIXEL SPECIFYING METHOD, DEFECTIVE PIXEL SPECIFYING SYSTEM, IMAGE CORRECTING METHOD, AND IMAGE CORRECTING SYSTEM - A defective pixel specifying method and a defective pixel specifying system for a semiconductor device having a defective pixel are provided. Also provided are an image correcting method and an image correcting system for making a defective pixel inconspicuous on the screen when a read image is displayed. The present invention determines whether or not there is a defective pixel for each pixel and specifies the coordinate of the defective pixel using image signals obtained by reading a plurality of images. The image signal of the defective pixel is set based on the image signals of the pixels adjacent to the defective pixel to correct the image of the subject read.04-26-2012
20120100888METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING POSTURE OF MOBILE TERMINAL - A method and apparatus for determining a posture of a mobile terminal are provided. The mobile terminal includes a first camera module located in a rear surface thereof and a second camera module located in a front surface thereof, and the method includes measuring illuminance in each of the first camera module and the second camera module, comparing an illuminance value measured in the first camera module and an illuminance value measured in the second camera module with a predetermined critical value, and determining a posture of the mobile terminal according to a result of the comparison. Therefore, a posture of the mobile terminal can be determined without an acceleration sensor or a gyro sensor.04-26-2012
20120100887Integrated mobile phone and medical implant monitoring system and method for using the same - Integrated mobile phone and medical implant system. The disclosed system integrates the available electronic resources that already exist in compact and portable devices, such as any generic mobile phone, with a body implantable medical device such that the sensory data obtained from the implant device is transmitted through an electronic umbilical cord directly to the mobile device where the data is analyzed and presented in a user-friendly manner to the user/patient and/or transmitted wirelessly to a remote location for further action, if necessary, without the need for additional equipment. With the switch of software application from a drop-down menu, the mobile device of the system functions both as a normal mobile phone, as a medical monitoring device, or both simultaneously without any interference between the two modes of operations. Method for using the integrated system is also disclosed.04-26-2012
20120289287Task Display Switching Method Portable Apparatus and Portable Communications Apparatus - A task display switching method, a portable apparatus and a portable communications apparatus which, when a plurality of software applications are activated and processed in parallel, make it possible to switch a display between each of the software applications with ease. According to the task display switching method, a portable apparatus capable of processing a plurality of tasks in parallel and of displaying a plurality of display regions for displaying data, an icon associated with a task displayed on a first display region is generated automatically or manually, and the generated icon is displayed in a second display region. When any icon thus generated is selected from a plurality of icons displayed on the second display region, the task associated with the selected icon is restored and displayed in the first display region.11-15-2012
20100184465METHOD OF MAGNIFYING PRINTED INFORMATION USING HANDHELD DISPLAY DEVICE - A method of magnifying printed content using a handheld display device having a touch-sensitive screen and a transceiver for sending and receiving digital information, The method comprises the steps of: imaging an area of the substrate containing printed content and generating image data using an optical sensor; determining interaction data using the image data, the interaction data identifying a substrate identity; retrieving, using the interaction data and the page description, display data corresponding to the printed content; displaying, on the touch-sensitive screen, display information based on the display data, the display information including displayed content corresponding to the printed content; and interacting with the displayed content via the touch-sensitive screen. Interacting with the displayed content via the touch-sensitive screen magnifies the displayed content on the screen.07-22-2010
20100167786MOBILE PHONE WITH PRINTER AND MEDIA FEED PATH DEFINED THROUGH MOBILE PHONE - A mobile phone includes an elongate body defining a transverse print media path there-through; a keypad and display mounted on one side of the body; a camera device including at least one lens mounted to another side of the body opposite said one side, and an image sensor configured to capture an image viewed through said lens; and a printer mounted within the body and including a printhead and ink supply module, the printhead and ink supply module mounted in a replaceable manner to the printer and configured to print the captured image upon print media fed along the path. An entry to the transverse print media path is provided along a first longitudinal side of the elongate body, and an exit to the transverse print media path is provided along a second longitudinal side of the elongate body opposite the first longitudinal side.07-01-2010
20100167784METHOD OF CONVERTING A CELL PHONE INTO AN INTERNET CAMERA PHONE AND SYSTEM EMPLOYING SAID CAMERA PHONE - A cell phone is converted into a limited use camera. The camera is formed by removing the circuit board of a used, discarded cell phone; reprogramming the firmware memory of the cell phone to conform it to the intended camera use; and repackaging the cell phone in a functionally appropriate housing. The reprogrammed camera phone has the capability of transmitting a picture, via the Internet, to a website where the pictures can be viewed and downloaded for printing.07-01-2010
20130012264MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - According to an aspect, a mobile electronic device includes: a housing that is made of a transparent material, and of which outer shape is formed with a first main face and a second main face paired with the first main face; a display unit that is arranged inside the housing and is configured to display images on both surfaces on the first main face side and the second main face side; a physical key that is formed with an opaque or a translucent material and is arranged on the first main face of the housing; and a circuit component that is arranged between the physical key and the display unit and is provided with a control unit that receives an input from the physical key and controls the display unit.01-10-2013
20130012265IMAGE/AUDIO PLAYBACK DEVICE OF MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - In an image/audio playback technology in a mobile communication terminal, a single image is divided into two halves, i.e., left-half and right-half images, which are displayed on two mobile communication terminals, respectively. In addition, two mobile communication terminals can play left-side and right-side audio data, respectively, which compose stereo audio data, according to the relative locations of the two mobile communication terminals.01-10-2013
20130012263IMAGE SENSOR AND IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME - An image sensor includes a pixel array and a calibration circuit. The pixel array includes a plurality of pixels each of which includes a photoelectric conversion device configured to absorb incident light and generate a photocharge, a transfer transistor configured to transfer the photocharge from the photoelectric conversion device to a floating diffusion node, and a reset transistor configured to reset the floating diffusion node. The calibration circuit is connected to the reset transistor of each pixel, and is configured to apply a different voltage to each pixel and adjust an amount of photocharge generated by the photoelectric conversion device in each pixel.01-10-2013
20100130251METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISPLAYING BACKGROUND IMAGE ON PORTABLE TERMINAL USING LOCATION INFORMATION - A method and apparatus for displaying a background image on a portable terminal that is associated with a current location of the portable terminal. The method includes: comparing information regarding a location where the portable terminal is currently located with information about a location stored in data; and displaying the data as the background image if the current location information regarding the portable terminal is consistent with the location information stored in data. The background images can be automatically displayed in the portable terminal using a variety of captured data related to the portable terminal user. The data may also be pre-captured and downloaded to the portable terminal.05-27-2010
20100130250Method and apparatus for taking images using portable terminal - A portable terminal is capable of assisting a user to place a face of the user in a desired location in a captured image. A portion of a display area of the portable terminal is defined as a face area. A face of a subject outputted to the display area is recognized when a photography request signal is inputted through an input unit. The portable terminal can determine whether the recognized face of the subject is within the defined face area. A photographing operation is performed when the recognized face of the subject is within the defined face area. According to a method and an apparatus for photographing an image, a user may easily and quickly obtain an image of an object of which face is properly positioned in a user wanted location.05-27-2010
20120149432Systems and Methods for Concurrently Playing Multiple Images from a Storage Medium - Methods for storing on a storage or memory medium, and retrieving, and displaying of multiple images in a registered manner, the images have been recorded concurrently. The images may comprise at least 2 video programs. A camera system for recording multiple concurrent images is also disclosed. Lenses and corresponding image sensors are calibrated to have calibrated and associated settings for recording multiple images that are substantially registered images. A registered image may be displayed on a single display. It may also be displayed on multiple displays. A camera for recording and displaying registered multiple images may be part of a mobile phone.06-14-2012
20130017860RF Processing Device and RF Processing MethodAANM Chen; Yung-JinnAACI New Taipei CityAACO TWAAGP Chen; Yung-Jinn New Taipei City TW - The present invention discloses a radio-frequency (RF) processing device for a mobile communication device. The RF processing device includes an antenna, an RF signal processing module, at least one proximity sensor for detecting an approaching status of an object corresponding to the RF processing device to generate a detection result, and a matching adjustment module for adjusting an impedance value between the antenna and the RF signal processing module according to the detection result, so as to decrease an influence on an RF signal of the mobile communication device caused by approaching of the object.01-17-2013
20110159922COMMUNICATION TERMINAL DEVICE06-30-2011
20110159921METHODS AND ARRANGEMENTS EMPLOYING SENSOR-EQUIPPED SMART PHONES - The present technology concerns improvements to smart phones and related sensor-equipped systems. Some embodiments relate to smart phone-assisted commuting, e.g., by bicycle. Some involve novel human-computer interactions, e.g., using tactile grammars—some of which may be customized by users. Others involve spoken clues, e.g., by which a user can assist a smart phone in identifying what portion of imagery captured by a smart phone camera should be processed, or identifying what type of image processing should be conducted. Some arrangements include the degradation of captured content information in accordance with privacy rules, which may be location-dependent, or based on the unusualness of the captured content, or responsive to later consultation of the stored content information by the user. A great variety of other features and arrangements are also detailed.06-30-2011
20110159920METHOD AND SYSTEM TO MINIMIZE RADIATION EXPOSURE FROM MOBILE PHONES AND DEVICES - Mobile devices may minimize the radiation exposure to users by controlling the distance between the user, specifically the head, and the mobile device to a minimum distance. The reduction in exposure is realized due to the operation of the Inverse Square Rule on electromagnetic signal from the mobile device recognizing there is a steep fall off of signal strength resultant from increased distance between the head of the user and the source of the signal. Embodiments increase and maintain operational distance between the user and the broadcast device to reduce signal absorption. Enabled mobile devices increase and maintain the operational distance by detecting when the distance is breached by a variety of methods and then alerting the user. Sound and electromagnetic waves may be used to determine the proximity of the mobile device to the user, in addition image processing typically resident on some mobile devices may also be used to determine proximity to the user. Embodiments disable harmful features such as broadcasting when the operation distance is breached for a period of time or the radiation exposure exceeds a threshold. Other embodiments enforce the operational distance with physical barriers preventing the distance from being reduced. Embodiments influence the user to maintain a minimum distance via alerts, interruptions and warnings. Thus maintaining a minimum distance between the user and the transmitter may have a dramatic practical effect.06-30-2011
20110159919Mobile Phone - Disclosed herein is a mobile phone. In short, a mobile terminal of the present invention includes an actuator placed inside the camera module to shift a lens of the camera module toward an upper side of an optical axis direction when a forward current is applied and shift the lens toward a lower side of an optical axis direction when a reverse current is applied, a vibration control part placed outside of the camera module to output a first control signal and a second control signal when a signal from outside is input telling of operating in a vibration mode, a vibration motor part connected to the vibration control part to vibrate the mobile phone by driving a motor when the first control signal is input, and an actuator drive part connected to the vibration control part to apply the reverse current to the actuator when the second control signal is input.06-30-2011
20110159918ANTI-BLINDING DEVICE HAVING WIRELESS COMMUNICATION FUNCTION - Disclosed is an anti-blinding device having a wireless communication function to allow a user to conveniently use a wireless communication cellular phone during operation. The anti-blinding device includes a main control device, a light transmission control device, first and second receiving/transmitting unit to perform signal conversion and transmission between a cellular phone and the main control device, and voice input and output devices. The main control device outputs alarm light and a ringtone using a lamp and the voice output device if it is determined that a digital signal transmitted from the second receiving/transmitting unit is an incoming call signal, and if the digital signal is a voice signal, transmits the digital voice signal to the voice output device. Also, the main control device transmits the digital voice signal from the voice input device to the second receiving/transmitting unit to enable a voice call.06-30-2011
20110159917Audible Key Locator System - A locating system for locating objects, such as, but not limited to, keys is disclosed. The locating system may include a mobile communication device having at least one audible tone generator in communication with a control module, wherein the control module is configured to send a signal to the audible tone generator to emit an audible tone. The locating system may also include a locator device physically detached from the mobile communication device. The locator device may include a receiver configured to receive the audible signal from the audible tone generator and to generate a signal. In alternative configurations, the locating system may send an audible sound that is incapable of being heard by an unaided human ear. In another configuration, the locating system may send a sequence of audible tones to activate the audible tone generator, thereby enabling a set of keys on a key ring to be located.06-30-2011
20110159916COMMUNICATION BETWEEN INTEGRATED DEVICE AND MOBILE APPLICATION CLIENT ON MOBILE PERSONAL COMMUNICATION DEVICE - Communication between an integrated device and a mobile application client on a mobile personal communication device is performed using a command being socket based and conforming with a standard network communications protocol. The command is forwarded to an intermediate module implemented as a hardware device on the mobile personal communication device, the intermediate module configured for socket based communication according to the standard network communications protocol, the command addressed to an address assigned to a peripheral device of the mobile personal communication device.06-30-2011
20080254828Control device, mobile communication system, and communication terminal - A control device includes a display control unit that causes one of first and second communication terminals, to display one of a camera image and a substitute image substitutable for the camera image. The camera image or the substitute image being transmitted from the other communication terminals. A transmission unit is provided and transmits a requirement for switching the camera image or the substitute image which is presently displayed on to the other of the camera image and the substitute image. A reception unit receives a response to the requirement transmitted by the transmission unit, and a switching unit determines whether content of the response transmitted by the transmission unit to the requirement satisfies the requirement and causes the display control unit to switch the displayed images if necessary.10-16-2008
20080254826CAPTION DATA TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION METHOD IN DIGITAL BROADCASTING AND MOBILE TERMINAL USING THE SAME - The present invention relates to a caption data transmission and reception method in digital broadcasting and to a mobile terminal performing the caption data transmission and reception method. The mobile terminal capable of digital broadcast reception can provide a caption service using Binary Format for Scenes (BIFS) data contained in broadcast data.10-16-2008
20080254824Mobile Communication Device with Musical Instrument Functions - Describes a mobile communication device (10-16-2008
20080248832MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING BROADCAST OUTPUT THEREOF - A mobile communication terminal and method of controlling a broadcast output thereof are discussed, by which the broadcast output can be controlled by terminating the broadcast output in case that a call signal is received by the mobile communication terminal in the course of a broadcast viewing. An embodiment of the present invention includes receiving a call signal in the course of a broadcast program output and ending the broadcast program output in response to the received call.10-09-2008
20080248831Mobile Terminal Device - When a mobile terminal is brought close to an external R/W, a FeliCa chip in the mobile terminal detects an information signal via a communication section. A header identifying section identifies a header of the information signal received via the communication section, and when Felica content is included in the information signal, stores the FeliCa content in the FeliCa ship. Based on a control signal, a FAM refers to a table, and instructs the representation corresponding to the FeliCa content to a mobile terminal OS. According to the instruction from the FAM, the mobile terminal OS performs the representation using a speaker, lamp, display and/or vibrator.10-09-2008
20080242352IMAGE TRANSMISSION APPARATUS, IMAGE TRANSMISSION METHOD AND IMAGE TRANSMISSION PROGRAM PRODUCT - A cellular phone includes, for the sake of privacy protection, a camera for outputting a pick up image in which an operator is photographed, a touch panel to accept designation of at least a partial region of the pick up image, and a control portion to determine a masked region to mask at least a part of the pick up image based on the accepted region, generate a composite image in which the masked region of the pick up image is converted to another image, and transmit the composite image.10-02-2008
20080242351Apparatus for Capturing, Converting and Transmitting a Visual Image Signal Via a Digital Transmission System - An image capture, conversion, compression, storage and transmission system provides a data signal representing the image in a format and protocol capable of being transmitted over any of a plurality of readily available transmission systems and received by readily available, standard equipment receiving stations. In its most comprehensive form, the system is capable of sending and receiving audio, documentary and visual image data to and from standard remote stations readily available throughout the world.10-02-2008
20080234000Method For Playing A Request On A Player Device - The present invention relates to a method for playing a request on a player device. The method includes the step of transmitting a pen stroke corresponding to a first one of a number of possible applications to a server. A form is then submitted to the first application. The method further includes the step of sending, from the server and to the player device, a play request corresponding to play information borne by the submitted form so that the player device plays a request corresponding to said play request.09-25-2008
20080227490Camera capable of communicating with other communication device - A camera having communication ability can switch a mode between a communication mode and a shooting mode. The camera combines features of a communication device and a digital camera. The camera comprises a communication device, an imaging device, and a switching device. The switching device switches the communication mode to the shooting mode responsive to completion of communication.09-18-2008
20080227489METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING MULTI-STYLE USER INTERFACE FOR MOBILE TERMINAL - A method for providing a multi-style user interface for a mobile terminal is provided. The multi-style user interface providing method includes importing first user data of a first mobile terminal; converting the imported first user data into second user data having a format compatible with a database of a second mobile terminal; and storing the second user data in the database of the second mobile terminal. As a result, data compatibility between mobile terminals manufactured by different companies is enhanced through data synchronization. In addition, the user can select a desired user interface style, thereby reducing the burden of learning a new user interface.09-18-2008
20080220817Portable terminal and portable telephone having a camera and lens cover - In a portable terminal having a photographic function for receiving photographic light from a camera subject and obtaining image data, the portable terminal comprises an optical member receiving photographic light from the camera subject, and a cover member mounted on a slidable basis. The cover member selectively opens and shuts to cover said optical member in accordance with a sliding operation. The cover member has a mirror on a surface of the cover member.09-11-2008
20080220816APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING STANDBY SCREEN IMAGE OF MOBILE TERMINAL - An apparatus and a method for providing a standby screen image of a mobile terminal are disclosed to change a standby screen image in a story-telling manner according to a communication event or a usage amount of the terminal. The method for providing a standby screen image of a mobile terminal includes: displaying a standby screen image of one or more themes; and changing the displayed standby screen image in a story-telling manner according to a usage amount of the mobile terminal.09-11-2008
20080220815Personal Communication System Based on the Use of Mobile Telephony, and Device and Telephone Used in Said System - It includes a telephone (09-11-2008
20130178244CATCH THE SCREEN - The invention relates to a method and an system for displaying viewscreen information on a display in a mobile communication device, wherein the viewscreen information is related to information shown on a viewscreen, wherein the method comprise the steps of determining a direction to the viewscreen from the mobile communication device, communicating the determined direction to a server, determining, in the server, viewscreen information based on the direction to the viewscreen, wherein the viewscreen information is related to information displayed on the viewscreen, receiving viewscreen information from the server in the mobile communication device and displaying the viewscreen information on the display in the mobile communication device.07-11-2013
20130178243DISPLAY DEVICE WITH EXTERNALLY-CONNECTED MOBILE COMMUNICATION - A display device with externally-connected mobile communication includes a display device, which includes therein a processor unit, and is characterized in that the display device includes a connection port that is connected to the processor unit. The connection port is externally connectable with a SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) device to allow the display device to establish connection with a system of telephone company through the SM device so as to realize mobile communication and wireless network connection.07-11-2013
20130178245DEDICATED CAMERA FUNCTIONS FOR HOST DEVICES - Embodiments generally relate to a camera. In one embodiment, the camera includes a lens for enabling the camera to capture at least one image. The camera also includes a connector for mounting the camera onto a phone and for enabling the camera to communicate with the phone. The camera also includes a shutter button for triggering the camera to capture the least one image. The camera also activates the phone and puts the phone into a camera mode when the shutter button is pressed.07-11-2013
20130178246ENABLING SPEAKER PHONE MODE OF A PORTABLE VOICE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE HAVING A BUILT-IN CAMERA - Apparatuses and methods of using a speaker phone mode of a portable voice communications device having a built-in camera are described herein. In one embodiment, the speaker phone mode is activated if it is determined that an image captured by tire device is black or nearly black, which indicates that the device is placed flat or nearly flat against surface. In one embodiment, the speaker phone mode is activated based on the results of comparing the captured image to a plurality of previously stored captured images wherein the previously stored captured images include images captured by the device in situations where it would be desirable for the speaker phone mode to be activated. In one embodiment, the speaker phone mode is activated based on a comparison of a captured image and previously stored captured images and their respective speaker phone mode statuses. Other embodiments are also described.07-11-2013
20130172048Authenticating Identification and Security Documents and Other Objects - The application discloses identification and security documents and methods and systems for authenticating such identification and security documents. In one implementation, a document includes a first surface; and a second surface. The first surface comprises a first set of print structures and a second set of print structures. The first set of print structures and the second set of print structures cooperate to obscure the location on the first surface of the second set of print structures. The second set of print structures is arranged on the first surface so as to provide a reflection pattern. In one example, the reflection pattern includes a diffraction grating. The second set of print structures is preferably provided on the first surface with metallic ink. Of course, other claims and combinations are provided too.07-04-2013
20120252528Call Prioritization Methods in a Call Center - According to one aspect of the invention, there is provided a method of allocating calls coming into a call center from a caller location remote from the call center, receiving a call from a caller which includes information from an RFID chip located in close proximity to the caller location; decoding the information from the RFID chip to determine one or more parameters relating to the information; using said one or more parameters to allocate the call from the caller at the call center to ensure calls are handled in accordance with the parameters. This has the advantage of much more efficient management of the of the calls within the call center and ensures that the calls are sent to the agent with the most appropriate skill set.10-04-2012
20130137482PERSPECTIVE CORRECTION USING A REFLECTION - Techniques and tools are described for performing perspective correction using a reflection. Reflective properties of a surface being photographed can be used to determine a rotation of the device taking the photograph relative to the surface. Light sourced or produced by the device can be used to create a reflection spot in the picture. A position of the reflection spot within the picture is calculated and used to determine the rotation. The rotation can be used for performing perspective correction on the picture, or on another picture taken by the device.05-30-2013
20130137483MOBILE TERMINAL AND CONTROLLING METHOD OF DISPLAYING DIRECTION - A mobile phone (05-30-2013
20130095887SMART PHONES THAT INCLUDE A DIGITAL CAMERA, A TOUCH SENSITIVE SCREEN, AND SUPPORT FOR VOICE ACTIVATED COMMANDS - A new Smart Phone specification is disclosed, the Smart Phone may provide voice activated commands and may include a touch sensitive screen, a digital camera, a wireless communication unit, an operating system, a graphical user interface, an e-mail application, an Internet browsing application, and an application for playing audio or video content. The Smart Phone may provide an application programming interface (API) to support applications. The Smart Phone may further include a microphone interface, a speaker interface, and a voice activated command function for receiving voice commands from the user. In some examples, the Smart Phone may take a picture with the digital camera included in the Smart Phone and transfer the picture to a wireless output device; and in other examples, the Smart Phone may stream or transfer digital content to an output device over the air or wirelessly in response to a voice command.04-18-2013
20130095886MOBILE TERMINAL FOR DISTINGUISHING AN EAR DURING A CALL AND METHOD THEREOF - A method and apparatus for controlling a mobile terminal based on an ear to which a user puts the mobile terminal in close proximity is provided. The method includes detecting a direction of a movement of the mobile terminal through use of a sensing unit when a call event occurs, determining an ear corresponding to the direction of the movement, and controlling a function of the mobile terminal based on the determined ear. When capturing through a camera is available to determine the direction of the movement, an image captured while the user puts the mobile terminal close to the ear is additionally used. Therefore, whether the ear to which the user puts the mobile terminal in close proximity corresponds to the left ear or the right ear is determined and thus, an operation corresponding to the recognized left or right ear may be performed.04-18-2013
20130095884SOURCE DEPENDENT WIRELESS EARPIECE EQUALIZING - A headphone for use with a wireless audio device. The headphone determines whether the origin of an incoming transmission is a cell phone or a device such as a land line device or a computer. The headphone applies a different equalization pattern depending on whether the origin is a land line device or a computer or whether the origin is a cell phone. The headphone may measure the amplitude of the incoming transmission above a first threshold frequency, or below a second threshold frequency, or both to determine if the origin is a land line device or a computer or if the origin is a cell phone.04-18-2013
20130095885HANDHELD ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - A handheld electronic apparatus including a casing, a cover, a motherboard, an in-cell touch display module, a light guide member, and a touch module is provided. The cover covers a casing opening, and constitutes an accommodation space with the casing. The cover has a first area and a second area having a light transmissive icon. The motherboard is electrically connected with the in-cell touch display module and the touch module. The in-cell touch display module has a display area disposed beneath the first area. The light guide member is disposed within the accommodation space, and capable of guiding a light generated from a light emitting element to the light transmissive icon. The light guide member has a sheet-shaped portion disposed beneath the second area by corresponding to the light transmissive icon. The touch module is disposed within the accommodation space and beneath the second area.04-18-2013
20130116007CAMERA AS INPUT INTERFACE - A portable handheld electronic device contains a camera lens and accelerometer to allow a user to control voicemail and call features by swiping his finger across the camera lens and/or tapping the device. Therefore, the user can comfortably input commands into the device with a single hand and without needing to move the phone away from his ear to apply these inputs. In another embodiment, the camera lens can also be used to control navigation of the display screen or a displayed document of the device. For example, if a user wishes to shift a scrollbar for a page displayed on the screen downwards to view the bottom of the page, the user should move his finger over the camera lens in an analogous downward direction.05-09-2013
20130102359SMART PHONE-COMBINABLE OTOLOGIC INSPECTION DEVICE - A smart phone-combinable otologic inspection device is composed of a smart mobile phone combined with an otologic inspection device. The otologic inspection device includes an optic inspection device and a light projection module. The optic inspection device includes at least one lens module for observation of interior of an ear. The image pickup module picks up at least one image through the optic inspection device and displays the image on the smart mobile phone. The light projection module is arranged in the optic inspection device and corresponds to the light source module. As such, an otologic inspection device is provided, which realizes integration of traditional optics and digitalization through combination with a smart mobile phone and allows of expansion of functionality.04-25-2013
20130102360VOICE/DATA/RF INTEGRATED CIRCUIT - A Voice-Data-RF IC includes a baseband processing module, an RF section, and an interface module. The baseband processing module converts an outbound voice signal into an outbound voice symbol stream, converts an inbound voice symbol stream into an inbound voice signal, converts outbound data into an outbound data symbol stream, and converts an inbound data symbol stream into inbound data. The interface module provides selective coupling between the baseband processing module, the RF section, and with off-chip circuits.04-25-2013
20110312375METHOD FOR REPRODUCING MOVING PICTURE AND MOBILE TERMINAL USING THIS METHOD - According to an embodiment of the present invention a moving picture reproduction method includes reproducing, via a display on the mobile terminal, a moving picture, extracting, via a controller on the mobile terminal, a still picture at an interrupted timing if the moving picture reproduction is interrupted, generating, via controller, a first thumbnail image by combining the extracted still picture with information about a reproduction rate, and displaying, via the display, the generated thumbnail image on a moving picture list.12-22-2011
20110312374MOBILE AND SERVER-SIDE COMPUTATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY - Automated photographic capture assistance and analysis is effectuated to assist users in capturing sufficient and optimal images of a desired image scene for use in a photographic end product. Photographic capture assistance is implemented on the device that includes a user's camera. Photographic capture assistance can include audio and/or graphic information generated in real time locally on the device that includes the user's camera and informs the user where additional images of the image scene ought to be captured and/or whether or not sufficient captured images currently exist for the image scene.12-22-2011
20130143620SCREEN CAPTURE METHOD OF MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - Disclosed is a method of extracting and processing screen information outputted through a display of a mobile communication terminal, in which an output screen of the mobile communication terminal is extracted and merged with a previously stored device image, and an image data synthesizing the outer appearance of the mobile communication terminal and an output image is created and stored. An image combining an output screen and an outer appearance of the mobile communication terminal is created and stored in capturing a display screen of the mobile communication terminal.06-06-2013
20130143621System and Method for Capturing Augmented Reality Electronic Signatures - A system and method for more accurately and easily recording signatures electronically/digitally. The preferred signing experience is generating a “wet” signature by putting a pen to paper as a pen and paper are ubiquitous and portable as well as familiar to most people. The present invention preserves this experience while combining it with a digital rendering of a document using conventional mobile communication devices having a camera feature in order to record a wet signature of a user and store a digital representation of the document that includes the recorded wet signature in the signature block of the document.06-06-2013
20080207261Panoramic scene capture using a mobile wireless device - A device accessible via a wireless service network includes logic to receive digital frames from a wireless communication device, to identify digital frames that are suitable tiles for a digital panorama, to create a digital panorama from the identified frames, and to associate the panorama with one or more locations on a digital map.08-28-2008
20130157719MOBILE TERMINAL AND TRANSMISSION PROCESSING METHOD THEREOF - The present disclosure provides a mobile terminal and a transmission processing method thereof. The mobile terminal includes: a casing; a motion sensing unit provided within the casing and configured to gather motion data of the mobile terminal; a judging unit connected to the motion sensing unit and configured to judge whether the mobile terminal is performing a predetermined motion based on the motion data gathered by the motion sensing unit; a generating unit connected to the judging unit and configured to generate an operation instruction when the judging unit judges that the mobile terminal is performing the predetermined motion; and a transmitting unit connected to the generating unit and configured to transmit the operation instruction to another terminal. The another terminal performs a vibration operation in response to the operation instruction. With the embodiments of the present invention, an improved efficiency of user input can be achieved.06-20-2013
20080200206Method And Device For Initializing A Booting Procedure Of A Mobile Device - A method of initializing a booting procedure of a mobile platform having a certain NAND flash memory. The method comprises sending (08-21-2008
20080200205System and method for interacting with objects via a camera enhanced mobile device - Embodiments of the present invention enable an image based controller to control and manipulate objects with simple point-and-capture operations via images captured by a camera enhanced mobile device. Powered by this technology, a user is able to complete many complicated control tasks via guided control of objects without utilizing laser pointers, IR transmitters, mini-projectors, or bar code tagging and/or customized wall paper are not needed for the environment control. This description is not intended to be a complete description of, or limit the scope of, the invention. Other features, aspects, and objects of the invention can be obtained from a review of the specification, the figures, and the claims.08-21-2008
20110275409MOBILE TERMINAL AND IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD THEREIN - A mobile terminal and image displaying method therein, by which a display of object relevant information included in a preview image can be effectively controlled. The present invention includes receiving an input of the image externally, obtaining object relevant information of each of a plurality of objects, displaying the inputted image in a manner of displaying the object relevant information of each of a plurality of the objects within the inputted image, receiving an input of a sort command signal for sorting the object relevant information externally, and sorting and displaying the object relevant information of each of a plurality of the objects according to the input of the sort command signal to correspond to at least one of a distance, a direction and a category of each of a plurality of the objects.11-10-2011
20110275408ORIENTATION SENSOR CALIBRATION - A mobile device configured to be used in a wireless communication network includes: an image capture device; at least one sensor configured to measure a first orientation of the mobile device; and a processor communicatively coupled to the image capture device and the at least one sensor and configured to: identify an object in an image captured by the image capture device; use a position of the mobile device to determine an actual location of the object relative to the mobile device; and use the actual location of the object relative to the mobile device and the image to determine a correction for the sensor.11-10-2011
20130150120METHOD FOR INTEGRATING A MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND A PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND PORTABLE COMPUTER MODULE THEREOF - A method for integrating a mobile communication device and a portable electronic device is disclosed. A protection cover and an electronic-device body of the portable electronic device are pivotally connected for containing the mobile communication device. The mobile communication device is removably and rotatably connected to the electronic-device body. The method includes detecting whether the mobile communication device is coupled to the electronic-device body by the mobile communication device, detecting whether the protection cover is open by the mobile communication device when the mobile communication device detects electrical connection of the mobile communication device to the electronic-device body, detecting whether the mobile communication device is rotated to a position parallel to a horizontal surface to generate a detection result by the mobile communication device when the protection cover is open, and switching the mobile communication device to a touch mode or an image capturing mode according to the detection result.06-13-2013
20130150122DEDICATED CAMERA FUNCTIONS FOR HOST DEVICES - Embodiments generally relate to a camera. In one embodiment, the camera includes a lens for enabling the camera to capture at least one image. The camera also includes a connector for mounting the camera onto a phone and for enabling the camera to communicate with the phone. The camera also includes a shutter button for triggering the camera to capture the least one image. The camera also activates the phone and puts the phone into a camera mode when the shutter button is pressed.06-13-2013
20130150123DEDICATED CAMERA FUNCTIONS FOR HOST DEVICES - Embodiments generally relate to a camera. In one embodiment, the camera includes a lens for enabling the camera to capture at least one image. The camera also includes a connector for mounting the camera onto a phone and for enabling the camera to communicate with the phone. The camera also includes a shutter button for triggering the camera to capture the least one image. The camera also activates the phone and puts the phone into a camera mode when the shutter button is pressed.06-13-2013
20130150124APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTENT DISPLAY IN A MOBILE TERMINAL - An apparatus and method for content display in a mobile terminal include: a sensing unit including a location determiner generating current location information of the mobile terminal including latitude, longitude and altitude; a content storage storing content items; a control unit controlling a process of storing, when a content item is created, the created content item together with location information in the content storage, setting a display region for content display, examining location information of stored content items, and displaying content items created at a place belonging to the display region in three dimensions; and a display unit displaying content items at corresponding places of the display region under control of the control unit.06-13-2013
20130150121METHOD TO PROVIDE DYNAMIC CUSTOMIZED SPORTS INSTRUCTION RESPONSIVE TO MOTION OF A MOBILE DEVICE - A family of sports teaching applications that delivers customized lessons driven by the analysis of user body motions where data is captured via the accelerometer and gyroscope in a mobile device, such as a smartphone is provided. Each specific application is designed with motion data models that define proper form for athletes in club sports such as, but not limited to, golf, baseball hitting, hockey, polo, and racquet sports such as, but not limited to, table tennis, squash, badminton and throwing sports like baseball pitching, football, discus, javelin, and shot put, and other sports such as skiing and running. The Invention is also applicable to the customized fitting of sports equipment such as golf clubs, baseball bats, tennis racquets, etc. to athletes unique swing motions and swing speeds, and for multiplayer tournament competitions via the Internet utilizing the swing motion analysis and system described herein.06-13-2013
20100291969Terminal Device With Image Display Function - [Object] To provide a terminal device with an image display function that enables to effectively enhance viewability of image contents and operability of the terminal device.11-18-2010
20120258774CELL PHONE STAND - The present invention is a cell phone stand to secure a cell phone or a camera with video recording capability that includes a plurality of support legs with a plurality of front support legs, a plurality of side support legs and a plurality of back support legs, a cell phone base plate or a camera base plate with a raised perimeter to secure the cell phone or camera that is supported by the support legs. There is also a plurality of rotator cuffs disposed around the base plate to rotate the front support legs and the back support legs under the base plate, a built-in light and one or more batteries housed in a battery casing to provide electric power to the built-in light.10-11-2012
20100317400PROACTIVE CONTROL OF MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICES - At least one embodiment of the invention addresses the problem of accidental user operation (e.g., dialing) of a mobile communication device such as a mobile telephone. In this regard, embodiments of the invention provide a proactive solution for preventing unintended operation of a mobile device based on various types of input data of the device, most notably sensory data.12-16-2010
20100317399CONTENT SHARING METHODS AND SYSTEMS - A first device (such as a cell phone) is equipped with a micro-projector, and used to present imagery on a display surface. A second device (such as a second cell phone) is equipped with a digital camera, and used to capture some of the projected imagery. The captured imagery allows a user of the second device to access digital content of interest from a user of the first device, or from elsewhere. The content may be visual, or of other form (content examples include audio, games, maps, text documents, video, spreadsheets, etc.). In one particular arrangement, the projected imagery is encoded with digital watermark data. Through such arrangements, one user can readily share content, and also engage in collaborative activities—such as cooperative game play, with one or more other users.12-16-2010
20100317398CAMERA SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FLASH-BASED PHOTOGRAPHY - A flash-related function involves flash range indication to indicate when one or more subjects are in the range of a flash and indicate when one or more subjects are not in the range of the flash. The indications may be made to a user on an electronic viewfinder during photograph composition to assist the user in composing a quality photograph. Another flash-related function involves automatically turning on a fill flash when a potential subject is backlight.12-16-2010
20130184031MOBILE DEVICE AND METHOD OF DETERMINING A STATE TRANSITION OF A MOBILE DEVICE - A mobile device comprises one or more sensors; a plurality of additional sensors; and logic configured to: obtain one or more first data outputs from the one or more sensors in a first state; obtain one or more second data outputs from the one or more sensors; determine whether there has been a transition from the first state to a second state, based on a difference between the one or more first data outputs and the one or more second data outputs; obtain one or more third data outputs from the plurality of additional sensors if there has been a transition from the first state to the second state; and compare the one or more third data outputs with stored data outputs obtained using the plurality of additional sensors in a third state, thereby determining whether the mobile device is in the third state.07-18-2013
20120282977CASE FOR MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE WITH FLASH AND CAMERA CONTROLS - A mobile device case is formed with a hollow case housing for receiving a mobile device and controlling a mobile device camera therein. The mobile device includes a case connector for electronically connecting the case to the mobile device at insertion of the mobile device into the hollow case housing and at least one camera control actuator for controlling operation of the mobile device camera, when the mobile device is present in the hollow case housing. The hollow case housing comprises a first housing section and a second housing section that comes together by respective tongue and groove elements to thereby encapsulate the mobile device.11-08-2012
20120282976Cellphone managed Hearing Eyeglasses - The invention describes a Hearing Aid device composed of a cellphone and eyeglasses where some of the programs are carried out by components embedded onto the temples of eyeglasses and some programs by components which are inherently part of cellphones. The combined device improves the intelligibility of voice messages arriving both through the cellphone speaker, the connected earphones and directly through the free air. The user can call diverse programs suitable for different situations, by using inertial sensors embedded either in the eyeglasses or are inherently part of the cellphone.11-08-2012
20110312378TELEPHONE HAVING PRINTER AND SENSOR - A telephone is provided having an input at which a print medium is loaded, a sensor for sensing an identifier of the loaded print medium, and a printer for determining whether or not the loaded print medium is a valid print medium on which printing can be performed. If the loaded print medium is determined to be valid, the printer prints on the loaded print medium. If the loaded print medium is determined to not be valid, the loaded print medium is ejected at the input.12-22-2011
20110312377PRINT MEDIUM HAVING LINEAR DATA TRACK AND CONTIGUOUSLY TILED POSITION-CODING TAGS - A print medium configured to be printed on by a pagewidth printhead in a print direction. The print medium includes: a laminar substrate defining first and second opposite faces; a data track containing first information encoded in accordance with a linear encoding scheme, the data track extending in a linear read direction across a portion of the first face of the print medium, the read direction being oriented at between 45 and 135 degrees with respect to the print direction; and a plurality of contiguous tags tiled across the laminar substrate. Each of the tags identifies second information and a two-dimensional coordinate position on the laminar substrate. Each of the tags is encoded in accordance with a second encoding scheme distinct from the linear encoding scheme. The information is indicative of the second information.12-22-2011
20110312376MOBILE TERMINAL AND GROUP GENERATING METHOD THEREIN - A mobile terminal and group generating method therein are disclosed, by which a group can be generated using at least one character object included in an image currently displayed. The present invention includes displaying at least one image including at least one character object, performing a face recognition process based on the image for recognizing at least one character object on the image, identifying a counterpart corresponding to the recognized character object and generating a group comprising at least one identified counterpart according to a selection input by a user.12-22-2011
20130190041Smartphone Speakerphone Mode With Beam Steering Isolation - A smartphone selectively supports a telephone call in a handset mode or a speakerphone mode by enabling or disabling microphones and speakers integrated in the smartphone. In the speakerphone mode, plural microphones determine a direction of a participant of a speakerphone telephone call so that audio of the speakerphone telephone call from plural speakers of the smartphone is beam steered towards the participant.07-25-2013
20130190042USER INTERFACE FOR A PORTABLE DEVICE INCLUDING DETECTING ABSENCE OF A FINGER NEAR A TOUCHSCREEN TO PREVENT ACTIVATING A CONTROL - In one embodiment, a camera on a portable electronic device such as a mobile phone is used to check whether an activation of a control on a touchscreen is intentional or not. For example, if a finger (or thumb), stylus, knuckle or other body part that is commonly used to operate a touchscreen is not detected as the cause of the control activation then it can be assumed that the activation is unintended and the action that the control is supposed to initiate can be prevented from occurring.07-25-2013
20130190043PORTABLE DEVICE INCLUDING MOUTH DETECTION TO INITIATE SPEECH RECOGNITION AND/OR VOICE COMMANDS - Embodiments generally relate to portable electronic devices such as a phone with a camera and touchscreen. In one embodiment, a method includes detecting a voice and checking if an image of a mouth is detected by using the camera. An embodiment also includes activating a voice recognition application on a phone if both the voice and the mouth are detected.07-25-2013
20130190044PORTABLE DEVICE INCLUDING CONTROL ACTIONS DEPENDENT ON A USER LOOKING AT A TOUCHSCREEN - In one embodiment, a phone detects the eyes of a user to determine if the user is looking at the phone prior to the phone initiating one or more predetermined actions. This is useful, for example, to prevent unwanted activation of a control on the phone as when a user inadvertently touches a control on the phone while taking the phone out of a pocket. Another embodiment prevents the phone from taking actions that may change the display, such as dimming, hibernating, sleeping, turning off, etc., if it is determined that the user is looking at the display screen.07-25-2013
20130190046SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING MULTI-SCREEN SERVICE OF MOBILE TERMINAL - A method for providing a multi-screen service is provided. The method includes transmitting, by a remote control device, a control signal to a cradling stand, receiving, by a mobile phone, the control signal from the remote control device via the cradling stand, and in response to the control signal, transmitting screen information to an external display device via the cradling stand, wherein the mobile phone is to transmit call information to the external display device via the cradling stand if a call is received.07-25-2013
20130190045PORTABLE DEVICE INCLUDING AUTOMATIC SCROLLING IN RESPONSE TO A USER'S EYE POSITION AND/OR MOVEMENT - An embodiment includes using a camera in a mobile phone for detecting position and movement of the eyes of a user relative to a display screen of the phone. This allows, for example, scrolling a page on the display screen based on the movement of the user's eyes.07-25-2013
20110319131MOBILE TERMINAL CAPABLE OF PROVIDING MULTIPLAYER GAME AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal and an operating method thereof are provided. The mobile terminal includes displaying a preview image provided by a camera module on a display module; searching for object information of an object within a predetermined distance of the mobile terminal; and displaying the object information on the display module when a user command generated by pressing a predetermined key is received. Therefore, it is possible to provide object information with high readability by displaying the object information only when receiving a predetermined user command.12-29-2011
20120009978METHOD OF DISPLAYING HYPERLINKED INFORMATION VIA HANDHELD DISPLAY DEVICE - A method of displaying hyperlinked information using a handheld display device. The method includes the steps of: imaging an area of a printed substrate and generating image data using an image sensor; determining interaction data using the image data; retrieving display data using an identified page description, the display data including a hyperlink associated with the printed content; displaying, on an opaque touch-sensitive display screen of the handheld display device, display information based on the display data and including the hyperlink; interacting with the displayed hyperlink; retrieving hyperlinked information; and displaying the hyperlinked information. The opaque touch-sensitive display screen has real-time virtual transparency through the screen to the printed content from a user's perspective to provide a virtual window to the printed content;01-12-2012
20120015690DETECTION OF MOBILE PHONE USAGE - Systems, methods and apparatuses for detecting the use of a mobile communications device while driving a vehicle. Data from a vehicle is correlated with data on the use of a mobile communications device to determine if the mobile communications device was used at the same time as the vehicle was in operation. The respective locations of the mobile communications device and vehicle are correlated to determine if the mobile communications device was in the same location as the vehicle.01-19-2012
20120021802IMAGE PICKUP LENS, IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS AND MOBILE TERMINAL - Provided is a small-sized five-element image pickup lens which ensures a sufficient lens speed of about F2 and exhibits various aberrations being excellently corrected. The image pickup lens is composed of, in order from the object side, a first lens with a positive refractive power, including a convex surface facing the object side; a second lens with a negative refractive power, including a concave surface facing the image side; a third lens with a positive or negative refractive power; a fourth lens with a positive refractive power, including a convex surface facing the image side; and a fifth lens with a negative refractive power, including a concave surface facing the image side. The image-side surface of the fifth lens has an aspheric shape, and includes an inflection point at a position excluding an intersection point with the optical axis.01-26-2012
20120028680SMARTPHONE-BASED VEHICULAR INTERFACE - Method for enabling interaction with a vehicle including coupling a smartphone to the vehicle via a coupling element whereby the smartphone is removable from the coupling element and thus removable from the vehicle, and transferring data between the smartphone and the vehicle while the smartphone is coupled to the vehicle via the coupling element. The data transfer enables a large number of operations to be performed when the smartphone is coupled to the vehicle, including vehicle ignition authorization, accident prediction, collision avoidance, vehicular diagnostics and prognostics, remote communication capabilities, and optimization of emergency response personnel.02-02-2012
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20120064944Universal stereoscopic file format - Stereoscopic images may be represented in four coordinates where a first image is represented in three coordinates and a second image is represented of one coordinate. The brightness contrast is the property largely used in stereoscopic perception. The brightness and color of the first image is represented in three coordinates while the brightness of the second image is represented in the one coordinate. Color perception is dominated by the first image. A universal file format with four channels allows the stereoscopic images to be displayed as anaglyphs or as two full color images or as non-stereoscopic images. The anaglyphs may be rendered in three primary colors or four primary colors providing wide compatibility with traditional and specialized display apparatus. The universal file format facilitates methods to capture, display, convert, and communicate stereoscopic images.03-15-2012
20120077543PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - When image data is displayed on the display portion of a conventional mobile telephone, characters cannot be displayed thereon, and thus the image data and the characters cannot be simultaneously displayed. In a portable electronic device according to the present invention, a cover member having a first display device (03-29-2012
20120094714MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - According to one embodiment, a mobile electronic device includes a heat source unit that generates heat, a housing for holding the heat source unit; a temperature detection unit for detecting the temperature of the housing, a communication unit for performing communications, a sound output unit for outputting sound relating to the communications, and a control unit for controlling the heat source unit and the communication unit. The control unit changes sound output from the sound output unit depending on the temperature detected by the temperature detection unit and a set temperature.04-19-2012
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