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Interface attached device (e.g., interface with modem, facsimile, computer, etc.)

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455073000 - TRANSMITTER AND RECEIVER AT SAME STATION (E.G., TRANSCEIVER)

455550100 - Radiotelephone equipment detail

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20100009715Aided Ear Bud - A hearing aid device is configured to operate as an ear bud device for a wireless phone. The hearing aid device functions in a manner similar to a conventional hearing aid device in a first operational state. The operational state of the hearing aid device is changed to a second operational state, in some embodiments, by a verified input from a wireless phone. Upon the change in operational state, the microphone input from the aided ear bud is output to the wireless phone while the incoming transmission from the wireless phone is combined with the microphone input and output to the user. The hearing aid device can be modified to receive analog or digital inputs from other outside sources. Exemplary methods for operating a hearing aid device is disclosed. An exemplary mobile communications device for interfacing with the hearing aid device also is disclosed.01-14-2010
20090191914SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING ACCESSORY TYPE - A system and a method for determining accessory type includes carrying out a digital communication over a plug of an accessory that is inserted into a corresponding jack of an electronic device. The digital communication may identify the accessory to the electronic device and/or identify the electronic device to the accessory. The digital communication may last only a short time, such as up to about three seconds, after which the electronic device and/or the accessory configure themselves based on information received from the other device. Then, the interface is used to exchange analog signals as would normally be expected over such an interface.07-30-2009
20090191913VIDEO CAMERA UTILIZING SUBSCRIBER-BASED NETWORKS - The present invention includes a video camera system configured to provide real-time video streams over subscriber-based networks. The video camera system includes a network camera with a built-in web server, a cellular modem/Ethernet gateway, and a power supply. The video camera system can operate over any subscriber-based network, such as AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint Nextel, T-Mobile, and the like.07-30-2009
20100113093Serial Transmission Interface between an Image Sensor and a Baseband Circuit - A serial transmission interface between an image sensor and a baseband circuit includes a transmission end and a reception end. The transmission end is set in the image sensor, and is utilized for transmitting image data sensed by the image sensor. The reception end is set in the baseband circuit, and is utilized for receiving the image data transmitted from the transmission end. The transmission end is one of a master control end and a slave control end, and the reception end is correspondingly the other.05-06-2010
20100075715APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY DETECTING PRESENCE OF EXTERNAL DEVICE IN MOBILE TERMINAL - In an apparatus and method for automatically detecting the presence of an external device in a port of a mobile terminal, the external device is automatically enabled without the additional operation of the mobile terminal when plugged into a jack. The mobile terminal may be safeguarded against severe damage being done thereto by mistakenly choosing options to enable an external device while an earphone/microphone set is plugged in the jack of a mobile terminal.03-25-2010
20130029725HEALTH RISK,MITIGATING, RETRACTABLE, WIRED HEADSET AND PROTECTIVE CASE PLATFORM FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICES - A method and apparatus for mitigating health risk from cell phone usage wherein a cell phone having a source of radiation generating excitatory radiation toward brain tissue and an earphone electrically connected to the cell phone via a cord of sufficient length to permit the cell phone to be located more than ten inches from brain tissue during operation of the cell phone. An automatic shutoff mechanism preventing operation of the cell phone unless the cord is extended at least ten inches whereby the excitatory radiation is at a sufficient distance from the brain tissue to prevent brain tissue damage from the excitatory radiation.01-31-2013
20130029724MOBILE PHONE AND METHOD OF UTILIZING DIAL TELEPHONE IN COMMUNICATION - The disclosure provides a mobile phone and a method of utilizing a dial telephone in communication by the mobile phone. The mobile phone is electrically connected to the dial telephone via an audio interface and positioned on a dial plate of the dial telephone, and is rotated with the dial plate. The mobile phone stores a plurality of relationships between sensing parameters and numbers. A user of the mobile phone dials numbers via the dial plate, the mobile phone senses the number-dialing operations, dials out the dialed numbers, and makes a call via a receiver of the dial telephone, thus, it is no need to physically hold the mobile phone to communicate, thereby reducing the amount of radiation received by the user.01-31-2013
20130029723USER DISTANCE DETECTION FOR ENHANCED INTERACTION WITH A MOBILE DEVICE - Methods and apparatus for displaying content on a mobile device are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method includes obtaining content to display on the mobile device, obtaining distance information indicative of a distance that separates a user from the mobile device, accessing content-size data on the mobile device that is associated with the distance information, and adjusting a presentation of content on the mobile device based upon the content-size data.01-31-2013
20130035135Data Entry Systems - A data entry system includes a hand held data entry unit having a reading sensor for sensing commands and/or data, rewritable storage for storing information relating to selectable items, a controller (a microprocessor or other processing circuitry) and a display screen for displaying a user readable representation of the commands and/or stored information for a selected item, and a telecommunication interface for the telephonic transmission of information relating to a selected item or items from the storage to a remote processing center and for the telephonic information relating to selectable items from the remote processing center to the storage. Preferably a telecommunications interface is provided in the hand held unit for cellular or other wireless telephony systems. The hand held unit can be configured to combine the data entry functions with those of audio telephony.02-07-2013
20130040704Method and Apparatus for Presenting a User Interface - A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, utilizing a first communication device for identifying a user interface adaptation according to operating characteristics of a second display of a second communication device, identifying first and second user interface portions according to the user interface adaptation, presenting the first user interface portion at a first display of the first communication device, transmitting the second user interface portion to the second communication device for presentation at the second display of the second communication device, and enabling user interface navigation that includes the first and second user interface portions as a single user interface based on user inputs received at the first communication device. Other embodiments are disclosed.02-14-2013
20130040702SD SWITCH BOX IN A CELLULAR HANDSET - An SD switch box embedded within a cellular handset, including circuitry for switching access to NAND storage that is embedded within the cellular handset, between a consumer electronic device that is external to and connected to the cellular handset, and between a base band modem that is embedded within the cellular handset, so as to enable shared use of the NAND memory by the consumer electronic device and by the base band modem, thereby enabling the cellular handset to be operational for cellular communication via its internal base band modem while its internal NAND memory is accessible to the external consumer electronics device.02-14-2013
20130040703Device Assisted Ambient Services - Various embodiments are disclosed for a services policy communication system and method. In some embodiments, a communications device implements a service profile for assisting control of the communications device use of a service on a network, in which the service profile includes service policy settings, and the service profile is associated with an ambient service plan that provides for initial access to the service with limited service capabilities prior to activation of a new service plan; and monitors use of the service based on the service profile.02-14-2013
20100323760METHOD FOR RUNNING APPLICATIONS USING MOBILE DEVICE AND PLAYBACK APPARATUS SUPPORTING BD-J SPECIFICATION - A method for running applications using a mobile device and a playback apparatus supporting a BD-J specification is disclosed. In accordance with the present invention, a function that cannot be provided by the playback apparatus supporting the BD-J specification is provided by the mobile device, thereby preventing the lack of resources and the rise of suppressing the manufacturing costs of the playback apparatus.12-23-2010
20100041436MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND AUDIO PROCESSING METHOD THEREOF - A mobile communication device capable of communicating with a remote communication device includes a communication unit, a microphone, an input unit, a control unit, and a switching unit. The communication unit is used for generating a remote audio signal according to remote audio information received from the remote communication device. The microphone is used for generating a local audio signal according to a local sound. The input unit is used for receiving a trigger signal. The control unit is configured for generating a switching signal in response to the trigger signal. The switching unit is configured for transmitting the remote and local audio signals to the remote communication device via the communication unit alternately according to the switching signal.02-18-2010
20090156252USB stacking devices and applications - A modular device formed with USB connectors. The USB can be used for connecting different kinds of devices, for example memories, user interfaces and the like. The USB devices can be piggybacked. In an embodiment, the USB devices can be located in a cavity formed inside the computer. Another embodiment forms a modular cellular telephone.06-18-2009
20130184033NOVEL POINT OF VIEW VIDEO MOUNTING SYSTEM - A system, method, and apparatus are disclosed. In particular, a Point of View (POV) video mounting system described herein includes a casing assembly operable to fit an electronic device therein. The electronic device has video and data recording and display capability. In addition, a POV video mounting system includes a mounting assembly coupled to the casing assembly and operable to mount the POV video mounting system to sports equipment.07-18-2013
20100093395Safeguarding User Data Stored in Mobile Communications Devices - A docking apparatus for a portable communications device includes a cradle adapted to receive and hold a portable communications device, a memory card slot adapted to receive an erasable nonvolatile memory card, and circuitry configured to synchronize private user data stored in a memory of the portable communications device with private user data stored in the erasable nonvolatile memory card. The private user data is synchronized when the portable communications device is being held in the cradle of the portable communications device and after the erasable nonvolatile memory card is inserted in the memory card slot of the docking apparatus.04-15-2010
20130045775PROTECTIVE DEVICE FOR PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A protective device for a portable electronic device to draw attention to the user in an emergency is disclosed. A personal protective device for a portable electronic device comprising: a case configured to fit tightly around the portable electronic device such as a smartphone; at least one sound and/or light emitting device coupled with the case; one or more means for receiving an input, the input being configured to actuate the at least one sound and/or light emitting device; whereby the at least one sound and/or light emitting device is configured to generate a high volume of sound and/or light upon actuation thereby to attracting attention during an emergency. The sound and/or light emitting device is arranged inside the case and is capable of generating a high volume of sound and/or light in an emergency situation.02-21-2013
20090042612MULTI-ACCESS SOLID STATE MEMORY DEVICES AND A TELEPHONE UTILIZING SUCH - A mobile telephone device, comprising, an enclosure; a plurality of hardware components that provide the functionality of a cellular telephone or a satellite telephone, at least some of said components being inside or on said enclosure; a solid state non-volatile storage system inside of said enclosure; and a directly accessible connection for said storage system, adapted to connect to an external host system.02-12-2009
20130053102PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE, SOUND OUTPUT METHOD, AND SOUND OUTPUT PROGRAM - A mobile telephone device includes: a communication unit that communicates with external devices; a microphone that collects sound; a receiver that outputs sound; and a correcting unit that corrects quality of sound; in which the receiver outputs the sound collected by the microphone and corrected by the correcting unit. The mobile telephone device includes: a connector to which an earpiece can be connected; and a control unit that outputs the sound corrected by the correcting unit from the earpiece, when the earpiece is connected to the connector.02-28-2013
20110014947System and Method for Transferring the Operation of an Image Device to an External Apparatus - A system and method for transferring the operation of an image device to an external apparatus includes an image device, the image device transmitting an image to a liquid crystal display (LCD) via a signal transmission; a central processing unit (CPU), the CPU being built in the image device and installed with a software driver program, the software driver program enabling the CPU to magnify and display the image on the LCD via the signal transmission; and a keyboard, the keyboard being connected with the CPU for controlling the software driver program installed in the CPU, the cursor of the keyboard being displayed at a relative position of the image, the keyboard being adapted for direct operating on the image corresponding to the operation of the image device. The present invention is convenient in use, quick and easy for operation, and convenient for portability.01-20-2011
20090298540ELECTRONIC TRANSACTION CARD - 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.12-03-2009
20090280864CONTROL OF A DEVICE - A method is provided of enabling a function(s) of a telephone to be controlled. The telephone is operative to perform the function(s) in response to command(s) from a printer. The method includes providing a control interface which contains information relating to the function(s) and has coded data on an identity and a reference point(s) of the control interface, receiving, in the printer, indicating data from a sensing device regarding the control interface identity and a position and/or movement of the sensing device relative thereto, and effecting, in the printer and from the indicating data, an operation(s) relating to the command(s). The coded data incorporates substantially undifferentiated marks positioned relative to a set of predetermined nominal mark positions. The sensing device, when placed in an operative position relative to the control interface, generates the indicating data using at least some of the coded data.11-12-2009
20130065643MOBILE TERMINAL HAVING MODE TRANSITION FUNCTION AND DRIVING METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal includes a connecting part to connect to a device, a mode performing and shifting unit to identify a type of the device, to determine multiple modes according to the type of the device, and to shift to a first mode among the multiple modes in response to a mode shifting signal, and a switch to generate the mode shifting signal. A method for changing modes in association with a device includes connecting a device to a terminal, identifying a type of the device, determining multiple modes according to the type of the device, receiving a mode shifting signal during the connection of the device, and shifting from a first mode to a second mode in response to a mode shifting signal.03-14-2013
20130065642LUMINAIRE CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR WIRELESSLY CONTROLLING THE SAME - Disclosed herein are a luminaire control system and a method for wirelessly controlling the same. In which, the luminaire is capable of communication protocol translation, and being able to be wirelessly controlled by a remote control over a communication network. Furthermore, a user interface accompanied with an application is installed to the remote control to provide user interface for controlling the luminaire. The user interface displays functions to be selected including switching on or off the luminaire, changing colors, adjusting luminosity, controlling frequency of flashing, dimming and transition of the functions. In response to the input signals generated by the remote control, the luminaire is controlled for performing operations, accordingly03-14-2013
20110021247DOCKING STATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEM USING THE DOCKING STATION - A docking station includes a casing, a socket and a plurality of peripheral interface devices. The casing includes a base and a cover, wherein the cover is pivotingly disposed on the base, openably and coverably, to form an appearance of a notebook computer. The socket is formed in a surface of the base for receiving a mobile communication device, and a high speed transmission interface is formed in a bottom of the socket. The plurality of peripheral interface devices is disposed on the casing and electrically connected with the high speed transmission interface. When the mobile communication device is placed in the socket, the mobile communication device is electrically connected with the high speed transmission interface and transmits signals with the plurality of peripheral interface devices. Basing on the structure, the present invention can ensure that mobile communication devices are convenient for operation.01-27-2011
20090247222Method And System For Providing A User Interface That Enables Control Of A Device Via Respiratory And/Or Tactual Input - A method and system are provided for a user interface that enables control of a device via respiratory and/or tactual input. A mobile device comprising a graphical user interface may receive data from a second device and/or locally from within the mobile device. The data may be associated with and/or mapped to multimedia content that may be retrievable from a content source. The content source may be external to the mobile device and the second device. The associating and/or mapping may occur at either the mobile device or the second device and the associated or mapped data may be operable to function as at least a portion of the graphical user interface of the mobile device. The graphical user interface may be customized utilizing the data that is associated and/or mapped to the media content. The second device may map the received data to the media content.10-01-2009
20110045872Portable Heads-Up Display System For Cellular Telephones - A portable heads-up display system for a cellular telephone. The system includes a transparent display panel including a display for displaying information sent and received via the telephone, a display mount, removably attachable to a dashboard of a vehicle, a flexible gooseneck connecting the display panel and the display mount, and a keypad box, affixable to a steering wheel of the vehicle, including a keypad for entering telephone numbers to be dialed, wirelessly coupled between the telephone and the display.02-24-2011
20120231843Remote Control of Television Or Other Display - An item of information (09-13-2012
20090011794INTERFACE METHOD AND APPPARATUS FOR A MOBILE TERMINAL - A data-processing/interface method and apparatus in a mobile terminal that is connected to an external audio visual (AV) device using a standard interface, such as Universal Serial Bus (USB). The method includes determining whether an external AV device is connected according to a predetermined interface standard in an external device connection mode, decoding a multimedia file stored in a storage medium and transmitting the decoded multimedia signal to the external AV device according to the predetermined interface standard, and in an external device non-connection mode decoding a multimedia file stored in the storage medium and performing a digital-to-analog conversion of the decoded multimedia signal.01-08-2009
20100210303TERMINAL DEVICE CAPABLE OF OUTPUTTING IMAGE DATA TO EXTERNAL DISPLAY DEVICE IN SUPPORTED IMAGE FORMAT - A terminal device usable in connection with an external display device is disclosed, which receives a plurality of sub-image data sets into which an original image data set has been divided, with each sub-image data set having a size within a display area size of the terminal device; converts an image format of the plurality of sub-image data sets into the same image-format as an image format of the external display device, on a per-sub-image-data-set basis; regenerates the original image data set from the plurality of format-converted sub-image data sets, such that the original image data set is formed in its entirety or in plural data blocks; and outputs the regenerated original-image-data-set to the external display device.08-19-2010
20120028681MULTI-TONE DETECTION FOR IN-BAND DATA MODEM LINK ESTABLISHMENT IN WIRELESS NETWORKS - A method and system for modem signaling over a voice channel of a cellular or other wireless communication system. A plurality of sequential tones are transmitted, each of which corresponds to at least one network type and contains at least one primary frequency selected so as to successfully be passed through its associated network type. This permits the use of modem signaling to establish a data connection regardless of the type of network equipment utilized, so that the method will work with both newer and older generation vocoders and other network equipment.02-02-2012
20110300905System and Method for Locating an Object Using a Mobile Device - Disclosed is a system and method for tracking an object using RFID tags in combination with a wireless communication device. A radio frequency module is included for modifying a wireless device to both receive and send RF signals. Typically, the wireless device is a cell phone or smart phone. The module enables the wireless device to read identifying information from an RF signal and displaying such to a user. The system presents an inexpensive method of providing an RFID reader for tracking objects.12-08-2011
20110287809MOBILE PHONE FOR PRINTING AND INTERACTING WITH WEBPAGES - A mobile telecommunications device for printing a webpage and retrieving content via a printed webpage. The device includes a media feed for receiving an encoded print medium; a printer positioned in the media feed path; an optical encoder for reading a linear pattern on the print medium during printing; a processor configured for determining a print media identifier by decoding the read linear pattern; a transceiver for communicating the print media identifier to a computer system; and a sensor module for sensing a two-dimensional pattern on the print medium.11-24-2011
20110287808MODULAR MOBILE ACCESSORY FOR MOBILE DEVICE - Accessories for mobile devices. Embodiments include an external protective case and/or holster for mobile electronic devices, where the external protective case/holster incorporates a battery pack, a payment processing device, television signal receiver, and/or a modular multi-input/output device.11-24-2011
20110287807COMMUNICATION METHOD AND APPARATUS OF DUAL STANDBY MODE TERMINAL - A communication method and apparatus of a dual standby mode mobile terminal for improving the emission performance are provided. The mobile terminal includes a master switch for connecting a master antenna to a master Radio Frequency (RF) unit for communication with a first network, a slave switch for connecting a slave antenna to a slave RF unit for communication with a second network, a slave control unit for controlling communication with the second network and for detecting attachment of a slave Subscriber Identity Module (SIM), and a master control unit for controlling communication with the first network, for detecting attachment of a master SIM, and for controlling the master and slave switches to establish/release either the connection between the master antenna and the master RF unit or the connection between the slave antenna and the slave RF unit.11-24-2011
20110294547METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INTERACTIVE OPERATION BETWEEN MOBILE PHONE AND PC BASED ON A MIDDLEWARE - A system for interactive operation between mobile phone and PC based on a middleware is provided, which includes: a mobile phone upon which is installed an interactive operation agent; a PC which is installed an interactive operation system, wherein the interactive operation system includes: a user operation interface module, a interactive operation middleware, an adapting converting module, an online communication module and a drive program module; a server, which includes: a drive program library, a content database, a content adapting module and an online communication module; a physical connection is established between the mobile phone and the PC, a physical connection is established between the PC and the server. In addition, a method for interactive operation between mobile phone and PC based on a middleware is provided. Firstly, a connection is established between the mobile phone and the PC successfully; then users can choose to perform the following four operations: importing appropriate content to the mobile phone via the server; automatically converting PC/internet content and transmitting it to the mobile phone; adapting and sharing content between mobile phones; performing such operations as data backup, address list synchronization, schedule synchronization and so on.12-01-2011
20110171995METHOD OF PROCESSING A CALL IN A MOBILE TERMINAL - A method of controlling a mobile terminal, and which includes controlling, via a Windows processor, a plurality of peripheral devices of the mobile terminal; switching, via the Windows processor, the mobile terminal into a sleep state; granting, via an arbiter control processor, a control authority for controlling predetermined peripheral devices among the plurality of peripheral device to a 3G modem when the mobile terminal is switched into the sleep state; receiving, via a communication unit on the mobile terminal, an incoming call; and managing, via the 3G modem, circuit data and the predetermined peripheral devices for the incoming call.07-14-2011
20100222103Printing Content on a Print Medium based upon the Authenticity of the Print Medium - A mobile telecommunications device having a printer module and sensor module in a media feed path is disclosed. A drive means transports a print medium through the media feed path. The sensor module senses data encoded on a surface of the print medium in the media feed path. The data encodes a print media identifier which uniquely identifies the print medium and at least part of the digital signature of the print media identifier. The print media identifier and at least part of the digital signature are determined from the data, and it is determined whether the digital signature is authentic. The printer module prints content on the print medium in the media feed path if the digital signature is authentic.09-02-2010
20100035649PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH DETACHABLE KEYPAD MODULE - A portable electronic device includes a first housing, a latching mechanism, and a keypad module. The keypad module can be removed from the electronic device without having to take apart the electronic device.02-11-2010
20090098909Printing Educational Material Using A Mobile Device - A system for printing educational information on a print medium, the system comprising: a mobile phone telecommunications device which comprises: a printer module to print the educational material on the print medium, wherein the print medium is provided with first coded data in a first format on a first side of the print medium and second coded data in a second format on an opposing side of the print medium, the first and second coded data encoding first and second information respectively, the first and second information being indicative of a print media identifier of the print medium; and a sensor module to sense the print media identifier of the print medium.04-16-2009
20090221327Audio Device - An audio device where an influence of magnetic field formed by an external speaker on a magnetic sensor can be reduced is provided. When a mobile phone 09-03-2009
20090203403MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE NOTIFIER - The present invention provides for a system and method for communication between a mobile communication device and an auxiliary processing interface. Remote interfacing with an auxiliary processor enables the provision of services available to a mobile communication device through a more user friendly interface, for example, a larger display for visual ease, a full keyboard for quick and easy typing, or mouse for quick maneuvering. Furthermore, such a service affords the opportunity to remotely use the technology and services available on a mobile communication device remotely, for example in the event that it is misplaced, when traveling or at work.08-13-2009
20110195748ENHANCED SECURITY FEATURE FOR PAYMENT-ENABLED MOBILE TELEPHONE - A method includes providing a mobile device. The mobile device is programmed with a payment application program, an environment program that supports application programs, and a user interface application program. When the user interface application program is initiated, the initiation of the program includes sending a message from the user interface application program to the payment application program to clear a PIN (personal identification number) verification status flag.08-11-2011
20090023474TOKEN-BASED DYNAMIC AUTHORIZATION MANAGEMENT OF RFID SYSTEMS - A method of enabling a second RFID reader mobile phone to act as an agent for a first RFID reader mobile phone sends a token to the second RFID reader mobile phone. The token includes information associated with the first RFID reader mobile phone. The token may also include a token expiration time, which causes the token to be disabled at the end of the token expiration time. The information associated with the first RFID reader mobile phone may include an RFID tag identifier associated with the first RFID reader mobile phone. In other embodiments, the information associated with the first RFID reader mobile phone may include authenticating information.01-22-2009
20090111519FM CHANNEL SCANNING - A system may include a buffer that is arranged and configured to receive an audio input signal and to buffer the audio input signal for a period of delay time, where the audio input signal includes one or more periods of silence and one or more periods of content and a processor that is arranged and configured to search the audio input signal for the periods of silence during the period of delay time. The system also may include a frequency modulation (FM) receiver that is arranged and configured to be enabled by the processor during the periods of silence to scan an FM spectrum for available frequencies for transmission and an FM transmitter that is arranged and configured to transmit the audio input signal on an FM frequency and to be disabled by the processor during the periods of silence.04-30-2009
20090149219MOBILE INPUT DEVICE OF MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile input device of a mobile terminal includes: a selection unit for selecting an application program of the mobile terminal; an execution instruction unit for generating an instruction to execute the application program; and a wireless communication unit for transmitting the instruction to execute to the mobile terminal, wherein the mobile input device inputs information to the executed application program.06-11-2009
20090149218Mobile telephone relationships - Described is a technology by which mobile telephones are organized and/or operate based upon special relationships with other users and/or other mobile telephones. A mobile computing device is coupled to another mobile computing device so as to have a special relationship therewith, including after subsequent decoupling. When the mobile telephones that have a special relationship are thereafter coupled together, the devices may operate differently (relative to their operation when coupled to other mobile telephones). Also described is a single user interface screen that outputs an identifier (e.g., an image) of a potential recipient, along with communication options, such as to call, send a text message, share data, show information or send a predefined message.06-11-2009
20080274770APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING BUILT-IN MICROPHONE OF PORTABLE TERMINAL - An apparatus and method for controlling a built-in microphone of a portable terminal is provided. The method includes detecting a call connection event when a call connection request is received or transmitted; checking information on a currently connected connection device upon detecting the call connection event; and when the information shows that the connected connection device is an earphone, activating a speaker included in the earphone and activating the built-in microphone.11-06-2008
20090156251REMOTE CONTROL PROTOCOL FOR MEDIA SYSTEMS CONTROLLED BY PORTABLE DEVICES - A flexible remote control protocol is provided for user with handheld electronic devices and media systems. The handheld electronic device may have remote control functionality in addition to cellular telephone, music player, or handheld computer functionality. The handheld electronic devices may have a touch sensitive display screen. The handheld electronic devices may generate remote control signals from gestures or user input that the handheld electronic device may receive. A media system may receive the remote control signals and may take appropriate action. The handheld electronic device may receive media system state information transmitted by the media system. The handheld electronic device may generate custom display screens when the media system state information is associated with a registered screen identification that has an associated custom display template. The handheld electronic device may generate generic display screens when the media system state information is not associated with a registered screen identification.06-18-2009
20100120469MULTI-TAP KEYBOARD USER INTERFACE - There is provided a multi-tap keyboard user interface with auditory feedback. In one embodiment, there is provided a method for controlling operation of a mobile device having a plurality of input devices, comprising associating groups of one or more keys of the input devices to define at least one input region and in response to an input received from said input devices, performing an associated action for operating the device, responding equally to any input from a same input region. A repeated input (multi-tap) to a same input region cycles through a plurality of actions associated with the input region. Auditory feedback comprising a vocalized description of the action is provided. The multi-tap keyboard user interface with auditory feedback may adapt a mobile device (e.g. PDA or smart phone) for use by visually impaired users.05-13-2010
20090264153WIRELESS ENABLED MEMORY MODULE - A wireless-enabled memory module provides host devices access to a memory via a standard memory expansion interface and further incorporates embedded processing capability and a wireless network capability. The wireless-enabled memory module can be used in any host device providing a compatible memory card controller and interface. Host devices so equipped become wireless-memory enabled devices and can provide memory access to any other remote device enabled for compatible wireless communications. It is thereby possible for a remote device to access the memory content of the memory module, and cause transfers of either full-size or scaled versions of the content to the remote device through a first network, and optionally further transfer the content from the remote device through a second network to the Internet in the form of an e-mail message or MMS attachment.10-22-2009
20120108293AUTOMATIC MULTIMEDIA SLIDESHOWS FOR SOCIAL MEDIA-ENABLED MOBILE DEVICES - Apparatus, computer-readable storage media, and methods are disclosed for allowing wireless communication device users to retrieve and view photographs, videos, and other media content using mobile computing platforms for display using a slideshow application. According to one disclosed embodiment, a method of performing a client-side slideshow application on a wireless communication device comprises, based on detecting that that wireless communication device is connected to a charging device, automatically invoking a slideshow application operable to display a series of images using the wireless communication device. The method further comprises transmitting a request for images via the Internet and receiving a series of images selected based at least in part on the request, adding at least one image from the series of images to an image playlist, and displaying at least a portion of the image playlist sequentially using the slideshow application on the wireless communication device.05-03-2012
20090264154HANDHELD COMPUTING UNIT WITH POWER MANAGEMENT - A handheld computing unit includes a plurality of PHY units, a local wireless interface (LWI), and a processing module. When the unit is in a femtocell AP mode, the processing module performs one or more femtocell AP functions to facilitate conversion of a LWI downstream data into one or more downstream PHY signals and conversion of one or more upstream PHY signals into the LWI upstream data; determines energy demand of the handheld computing unit; determines whether the energy demand compares unfavorably to energy performance criteria; and, when the energy demand compares unfavorably to the energy performance criteria, executes an energy adjustment algorithm.10-22-2009
20090258678System and method for storing and retrieving multimedia messages on low-cost tags in order to facilitate contextual communications - Systems, methods and computer program products for storing and retrieving of multimedia messages onto tags in order to facilitate contextual communications are disclosed. 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.10-15-2009
20100099461Cellular Phone Data Streaming for Surveillance and Personal Security - A cellular phone having means for streaming and storing audio, video and photographic data at a remote host for the purposes of personal security and surveillance is disclosed. A cellular phone having a camera, a microphone, a panic trigger, and means for communicating with a wireless network may be used to capture and stream audio, video and photographic data to at least one host of the wireless network. The host may simultaneously provide live streaming audio, video and photographic data to anyone granted access to the host and remotely store the data for future access. Methods and systems for enabling a cellular phone to stream and remotely store captured audio, video and photographic data are also disclosed.04-22-2010
20120295663CALIBRATION APPARATUS AND SYSTEM OF PORTABLE TERMINAL - A calibration apparatus of a portable terminal capable of performing calibration without disassembling a case of the portable terminal without a cable insertion hole in the case, and a system thereof are provided. The calibration system includes a calibration jig, including a cable coupler in which a Radio Frequency (RF) cable is inserted, for insertion in a user identification card slot unit of the portable terminal which connects a wireless path between an RF communication unit of the portable terminal and the calibration jig, and blocks a second wireless path between the RF communication unit and an antenna, a measuring device for connecting with the calibration jig through the RF cable, and for exchanging a wireless signal with the RF communication unit through the first wireless path, and a computer for connecting with the measuring device and the portable terminal, and for controlling a calibration procedure of the portable terminal.11-22-2012
20090258679APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ENHANCING TRANSMISSION SPEED OF A MOBILE PHONE - A transmission speed enhancing apparatus of a mobile phone is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a processor having a secure digital input/output (SDIO) interface and a GPIO interface, a WiFi module and a secure digital memory A SDIO switcher is configured for disconnecting the SDIO interface with the secure digital memory when receiving a switching command from the general purpose input/output interface of the processor, and connecting the SDIO interface with the WiFi module so as to enhance the transmission speed of the mobile phone. A method for enhancing transmission speed of a mobile phone is also disclosed.10-15-2009
20080207264METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATIC AUDIO ACCESSORY USE POSITION DETECTION AND AUDIO ADJUSTMENT08-28-2008
20080207267System for Data Transmission Between a Machine and/or Installation and a Service Unit - The invention relates to a machine and/or an installation (08-28-2008
20080207265Wireless microphone based communications system - A communications system includes wireless microphones including a controller, a codec, a communications module, and an antenna; a wireless transceiver including a controller for setting an operating frequency and an ID thereof and an operating frequency and an ID of each microphone, a codec, a communications module, and an antenna; and a PC including a communications module and an antenna. In one operation performed between the transceiver and the microphone in which in the transceiver data is encoded with an ID, the encoded data is sent to the communications module, the communications module sends the data to the antenna, and the antenna sends radio waves containing the data, and in the microphone the antenna receives and sends the data to the communications module, the communications module sends the data to the codec for decoding, and the decoded data is sent to the controller for verification.08-28-2008
20090104938METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IDENTIFYING A PIECE OF CONTENT - A system and method for identifying a piece of content is disclosed.04-23-2009
20090280863MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING MENU ON THE SAME - A mobile terminal configured to couple with a user-removable interface module includes a connector configured to couple or otherwise contact the removable interface module, a controller configured to determine whether a coupling exists between the mobile terminal and the removable interface module, and a touchscreen display configured to display the first group of icons responsive to the determining that the coupling does not exist and display the second group of icons responsive to the determining that the coupling exists, wherein each of the first group of icons relates to a function that is associated with the mobile terminal and which are each controllable responsive to user input to the touchscreen display, and wherein each of the second group of icons relates to a function of the mobile terminal that is associated with the removable interface module and which are each controllable responsive to user input to the touchscreen display.11-12-2009
20130217442APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR USING A SMARTPHONE - An apparatus and method is provided for using a smartphone is provided. The apparatus can include a tablet having a slot for receiving a cartridge configured to receive and interface with the smartphone. The tablet can further have a touch screen configured to operate the smartphone when loaded into the cartridge and inserted into the cartridge slot. The tablet can further have an external or auxiliary antenna disposed in the housing configured to interface with the smartphone.08-22-2013
20110269504COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, AND DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD - Provided is a communication apparatus including a wireless communication unit for performing wireless communication by using a predetermined communication band, a data transmission unit for transmitting serial data through a predetermined transmission path, a jamming determination unit for determining whether or not a transmission band used for transmission of the serial data by the data transmission unit jams the communication band used for the wireless communication by the wireless communication unit, and a rate control unit for switching a transmission rate of the serial data to low by controlling the data transmission unit, in a case the jamming determination unit determines that the transmission band used for transmission of the serial data jams the communication band used for the wireless communication.11-03-2011
20090036160DIRECT RF DIGITAL TRANSCEIVER AND METHOD - A direct digital radio having a high speed RF front end in communication with an antenna, and a radio subsystem that can be configured to form a multi-channel, full duplex transceiver system. The high speed RF front end provides a digital signal to the radio subsystem. Each transceiver includes a waveform processing subsystem that makes use of a linear, phase-B cubic spline interpolating finite impulse response (IFIR) filter for filtering the received RF signal substantially entirely in the digital domain. The linear phase-B, cubic spline IFIR filter requires significantly fewer hardware components than traditional FIR filters and is ideally suited for implementation using Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) technology.02-05-2009
20090005116Content synchronization between electronic devices - A method is provided for transferring content between a first mobile device (01-01-2009
20100130253SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OVER-THE-AIR SOFTWARE LOADING IN MOBILE DEVICE - A system and method updates software in a mobile device, which includes an application processor and associated application processor memory and a radio processor and associated radio processor memory and a serial port connecting the processors. The associated application processor memory stores an “n” byte digest signature that had been calculated. The software in the radio processor and associated radio processor memory can be updated by over-the-air software loading while checking the associated application processor memory for the “n” byte digest signature used for the over-the-air software loading.05-27-2010
20100137028ENHANCED INTERFACE FOR MOBILE PHONE - A docking station may provide an enhanced user interface for mobile communication devices. In one particular implementation, a device may include a base unit configured to provide connections to one or more user interface devices and an interface for connecting to a mobile phone, where the base unit connects the mobile phone to the one or more user interface devices to provide an enhanced interface for the mobile phone.06-03-2010
20080280647Integrated telecommunications architecture for extended operability - The embodiments of the invention allow a mobile phone that is part of a wireless network, access to a landline telephone network and utilize mobile phone features across a landline telephone network to another landline or mobile phone. Furthermore, embodiments of the invention provide a method and system for utilizing mobile telephone features with a landline telephone. These features include, but are not limited to, text messaging, voice communication, contact information, image messaging, video messaging, and data transfer.11-13-2008
20080305832SHARING PROFILE MODE - The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or a method that facilitates data transmission related to a mobile device utilizing a sharing profile. An interface component can receive a portion of data associated with a mobile device. A distribution component can transmit the portion of data to an entity based at least in part upon a sharing profile that defines the entity and a respective transmission mode.12-11-2008
20080311955DEVICE-ADAPTIVE CONNECTION ESTABLISHING METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR A MOBILE TERMINAL - A device-adaptive connection establishing method and system for a mobile terminal that is capable of identifying an external device based on a variation of signals exchanged between the mobile terminal and the external device and establishing an electrical connection adaptive to the external device is provided. A device-adaptive connection establishing method of the present invention includes detecting a connecting of an external device to the mobile terminal, detecting a signal transmitted between the external device and the mobile terminal, comparing the signal with previously stored reference values, and determining a type of the external device based on a result of the comparison.12-18-2008
20120142398WIRELESS COMMUNICATION MODULE AND GSM MULTIBAND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION MODULE - A small wireless communication module and a GSM multiband wireless communication module that can achieve high radiation efficiency in predetermined frequency bands regardless of apparatus on which the module is mounted. The wireless communication module is obtained by integrating wireless communication units such as a radio frequency circuit and an antenna having communication functions to perform wireless communications into one module, and a module substrate is accommodated within a module casing. A planar conductor is placed on an outer circumferential surface of the module casing, and a grounding terminal and a driven element are provided on an end on a side of a connecting terminal.06-07-2012
20090163242PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A portable electronic device includes a first main body, an audio processor mounted in the main body, a camera module mounted in the main body, and an earphone signal connected with the first main body. A first input-output port disposed on the main body is coupled with the audio processor and the camera module. The earphone includes a second main body, and a second input-output port coupled to the second main body to facilitate audio signal transmissions between the audio processor and the earphone and output control signals from the earphone to the camera module.06-25-2009
20090143101Communications Device and User Interface Device with Millimeter Wave Transceiver and Methods for use Therewith - A user interface device includes an actuator for generating user data in response to the actions of a user. A millimeter wave transceiver receives an RF signal from a host device, converts the RF signal into a power signal for powering the user interface device, and backscatters the RF signal based on the user data.06-04-2009
20090143102COMMUNICATION DEVICE - The communication device includes: a communication control section which periodically causes a radio communication module to establish a connection to the server; a data reception and transmission instructing section which instructs the communication control section to obtain files and directory information stored in the server when the connection is established, and stores the files and the directory information in memories; and an emulation processing section which notifies, when the communication device is coupled to the computer, the computer that the communication device is a mass storage class device, submits the directory information stored in the memories to the computer, refers, when designation of a file contained in the directory information is accepted from the computer, to the directory information to read the file from the memories, and sends the file to the computer.06-04-2009
20090005115Wireless Fax Module And System - An electronic module for facilitating wireless facsimile data transfer between an external machine and a telephone line outlet includes a phone line interface configured for connection to the telephone line outlet. An analog fax modem is configured to both transmit outgoing facsimile data and receive incoming facsimile data via the phone line interface. A wireless transceiver is configured to wirelessly transmit the incoming facsimile data to the external machine and is configured to wirelessly receive the outgoing facsimile data from the external machine. A routing device is communicatively coupled to each of the analog fax modem and the wireless transceiver. The routing device is configured to route the incoming facsimile data within the electronic module from the analog fax modem to the wireless transceiver, and is configured to route the outgoing facsimile data within the electronic module from the wireless transceiver to the analog fax modem.01-01-2009
20080318629Detection, Identification and Operation of Pheripherals Connected Via an Audio/Video-Plug to an Electronic Device - An electronic device including a jack arranged to receive a peripheral device A/V plug, the A/V plug providing an end-terminal for a peripheral device to be connected to the jack, wherein the device is arranged to detect insertion of the A/V plug, and upon detection of insertion, discriminate the functionality provided by the peripheral device.12-25-2008
20090061931Wireless communications interface - A wireless communications interface couples wireless service to conventional wireline phone appliances. In one embodiment, the wireless communications interface is connected to the phone appliances through existing phone jacks. This allows a user to place and receive calls over a wireless network using the existing wireline infrastructure in a building. By using the invention, users can consolidate their portable and fixed phone service with one of the multiple wireless service providers and bypass the wireline service provider entirely, if so desired. In a second embodiment, the wireless communications interface is directly connected to the phone appliances, bypassing the installed wireline infrastructure. In a third embodiment, both wireline and wireless service are operative, and the wireless communications interface may include logic arbitration to route multiple calls to multiple phone appliances.03-05-2009
20090088208APPARATUS HAVING MOBILE TERMINAL AS INPUT/OUTPUT DEVICE OF COMPUTER AND RELATED SYSTEM AND METHOD - A system having a mobile terminal used as an input/output device of a computer is disclosed. The system may comprise a mobile terminal side audio input/output unit, a mobile terminal side sending/receiving unit, a computer side sending/receiving unit and a computer side virtual audio driving unit, wherein, the mobile terminal side audio input unit is adapted to collect audio data; the mobile terminal side audio output unit is adapted to play the audio data; the computer side virtual audio driving unit is adapted to have the mobile terminal used as the input/output device of the computer. A mobile terminal, a computer, and a method for the system are also disclosed. It is possible to, with an existing mobile terminal, directly have the mobile terminal virtualized as the input/output device of the computer by using the system of the present invention and the mobile terminal, the computer and the method thereof, so that users may use the mobile terminal to initiate and receive VoIP calls.04-02-2009
20090082062Integrating a Cellular Phone with a Speech-Enabled Softphone - A method is disclosed that enables access to the paired combination of a personal computer and cellular telephone, the access being provided through voice commands from a Bluetooth headset or other type of wireless headset. Through the headset, a user is able to invoke a speech-recognition engine during a call in progress that involves the cell phone with which the personal computer has been paired. The set of phrases that can be recognized by the engine, which is resident at the personal computer, are based on the current call-processing state of the call that is being handled by the paired cell phone. Some of the phrases correspond to commands to retrieve one or more entries from a database, such as one stored at the cell phone. One or more of the commands can be for controlling the cell phone or a softphone application that executes at the personal computer.03-26-2009
20110230236Integrated System for Remote Monitoring Home Appliances by Cell Phone - The present invention discloses an integrated system for remote monitoring home appliances by a cell phone. In the integrated system, a cell phone sends an instruction message to a computer by a wireless network. A digital control disk connected with the computer generates a control signal in accordance with the instruction message. The control signal is sent by a wireless transceiver circuit to a home appliance. Moreover, a state signal that includes information of the home appliance operation can be sent to the digital control disk. Through the computer connecting to the wireless network, the cell phone is informed of the information of the home appliance operation. Thereby, the user can control the home appliances and acquire the current operation states of the home appliances by his/her cell phone.09-22-2011
20090088210Mobile terminal and method of displaying image using the same - The present invention provides a mobile terminal and a method of displaying an image using the same. A method of displaying an image includes connecting a mobile terminal displaying an image on a screen to a display apparatus through a TV-out cable; terminating the display of the image on the screen by the mobile terminal and displaying supplementary information of the image on the mobile terminal; and displaying the image in the display apparatus by transmitting the image from the mobile terminal to the display apparatus through the TV-out cable. By utilizing a display apparatus for displaying an image, and a display screen of a mobile terminal as a space for controlling the image and displaying supplementary information of the image file, the convenience of a user of the mobile terminal is improved.04-02-2009
20090203402UTILIZING MOBILE DEVICE FUNCTIONALITY FROM REMOTE COMPUTERS - Various technologies and techniques are disclosed for utilizing mobile device information and functionality from separate computing devices. A synchronization operation is performed to update a data store with communication information from a mobile device. The synchronization operation is performed wirelessly with the mobile device. A user of a separate computing device can access the communication information stored in the data store separately from the mobile device. The user of the separate computing device can remotely initiate operations on the mobile device from the separate computing device. For example, the user can initiate the sending of text messages through the mobile device from the separate computing device. As another example, the user can initiate the placing of a telephone call through the mobile device from the separate computing device.08-13-2009
20090203401SELECTING AND PROPAGATING INFORMATION FROM PHONE TO ACCESSORY - A method and apparatus for generating information at an external electronic device to be displayed on an accessory device is disclosed. The external electronic device receives registration information on at least one display area from the accessory device. The registration information is then stored in the external electronic device. When information to be displayed is received, a bitmap for information to be displayed is generated based on the stored registration information if the information is to be displayed on the accessory device. The generated bitmap is then transmitted to the accessory device.08-13-2009
20080261653Cellular phone with built-in IC tag reader - A cellular phone having a main body with a built-in IC tag reader is disclosed. The built-in IC tag reader includes an IC tag reader chip having a function for reading IC tags, and a communications antenna for IC tag use connected to the IC tag reader chip.10-23-2008
20090247224Pluggable Input Device for Chiral Customization of a Mobile Phone - A method of attaching a removable user interface (UI) input device to a mobile phone in a handedness-neutral manner is presented. The method includes incorporating a left-side module socket and a right-side module socket into a mobile phone, such that the left-side module socket is oriented on a left side of the mobile phone, the right-side module socket is oriented on a right side of the mobile phone, and the left-side module socket and the right-side module socket are each capable of electrically and physically coupling with a removable user interface (UI) input device. The UI input device is then selectively coupled to the left-side module socket or the right-side module socket according to a left or right handedness of a user of the mobile phone.10-01-2009
20090247227Retrieving Contact Details Using A Printed Medium - A method is disclosed of retrieving contact details using a print medium. The method determines a print media identifier from the print medium using a sensor module of a mobile telecommunications device. The print media identifier is linked to the contact details. The mobile telecommunications device is then used to retrieve the contact details.10-01-2009
20090264152ROTATABLE MODULE WITH TWO INPUT DEVICES FOR A MOBILE COMMUNICATION APPARATUS - A portable electronic device (10-22-2009
20100273527MOBILE PHONE SYSTEM FOR PRINTING WEBPAGE AND RETRIEVING CONTENT - A system for printing a webpage and retrieving content via the printed webpage. The system includes a print medium provided with first and second coded data encoding a print media identifier in different formats, and a mobile telecommunications device. The mobile telecommunications device includes: a media feed path; a printer positioned in the media feed path for printing the webpage onto the print medium; an optical encoder for reading the first coded data; a transceiver; and a sensor module for sensing at the second coded data. The processor determines a print media identifier from the first coded data, initiates linking of the webpage to the print media identifier, determines the print media identifier and a coordinate location from the second coded data, and initiates retrieval of the content using the print media identifier and the coordinate location.10-28-2010
20090017868Point-to-Point Wireless Audio Transmission - An audio sharing device is capable of receiving audio through one wireless point-to-point link from a first external electronic device; and retransmitting that audio through another wireless point-to-point link to a second external electronic device, while also outputting that audio to a user of the audio sharing device through an acoustic driver. The audio sharing device may be further capable of transmitting other audio received from a microphone to one or both of the first and second external electronic devices. The audio sharing device may also be capable of initiating a simplified form of link establishment procedure with another audio sharing device.01-15-2009
20110059772Method and Device for Communicating Data - A wireless device is disclosed. The wireless device includes a wireless communication module, a data storage module, and a controller for controlling the storage and/or retrieval of data from the data storage module. The wireless communication module communicates with each of a plurality of remote devices and the data storage module defines a first storage area and a second storage area. The controller controls the communication of data between the first storage area and the remote device, and the second storage area and the remote device dependent upon access rights associated with the remote device. The first storage area typically defines a public storage area with which data is exchanged in a relatively free manner, and the second storage area typically defines a private storage area with which data is exchanged in a relatively restricted manner.03-10-2011
20100216508Systems and Methods for Driving an External Display Device Using a Mobile Phone Device - A mobile phone device comprises the following: a processor; a first display controller for driving an internal display of the mobile phone device; and a second display controller for driving an external display, wherein the external display is connectable to the second display controller via a connector.08-26-2010
20120196653USB stacking devices and applications - A modular device formed with USB connectors. The USB can be used for connecting different kinds of devices, for example memories, user interfaces and the like. The USB devices can be piggybacked. In an embodiment, the USB devices can be located in a cavity formed inside the computer. Another embodiment forms a modular cellular telephone.08-02-2012
20120196652Sheath type router sheatheable to mobile terminal device - The present invention is to provide a sheath type router, which comprises a sheath, a printed circuit board, a battery and at least one antenna. The sheath is foldable and sheathable to a mobile terminal device. The printed circuit board and battery are enclosed in the sheath and electrically coupled together, wherein the printed circuit board includes a central processing unit, a wireless module, a communication module, a subscriber identity module port, at least one input/output port and a power switch, and the central processing unit is electrically coupled to the wireless module, communication module, ports and power switch respectively. When the power switch is turned ON, the printed circuit board is able to receive electric power from the battery, and the mobile terminal device fixed onto the sheath can connect to the wireless module through the antenna as well as connecting to a corresponding network through the communication module.08-02-2012
20100159986RF Object Index - The system may include a plurality of radio frequency identification (RFID) tags and a mobile telephone. The RFID tags may be affixed to one or more personal objects, such as a key, a watch, a wallet, a purse, a medicine container, or the like. The mobile telephone may be associated with the plurality of RFID tags. A display of the mobile telephone may indicate whether each of the RFID tags is in communication with an RFID reader. For example, the RFID reader may be embedded in a drawer lining, embedded in the mobile telephone itself, or embedded in a handheld wand. The mobile telephone may generate an alert when at least one of the plurality of RFID tags is not in communication with the RFID reader. For example, a trigger RFID may be affixed to a doorway. The trigger RFID may cause the mobile telephone to alert the user to a missing item.06-24-2010
20100216509SAFETY FEATURES FOR PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A portable device includes a safety feature that prevents some forms of use when the device is moving. The device may detect its speed or movement, compare that to a threshold, and provide a response or blocking function upon exceeding that threshold. The device may be a cell phone configured to disable transmission and reception of voice/text, conceal its display screen, and disable incorporated features and functions, if the cell phone is moving faster than walking speed or the movement is uncharacteristic of walking. The blocking function may be partially overridden based on a safety policy, which can be managed and customized. The introduction of hands-free devices may serve to override a blocking function and enable other functions.08-26-2010
20100222102Second Screens and Widgets - Cell phones and other devices are used to complement enjoyment of television or other video media, through use of corresponding software applications (“widgets”). A great variety of related features and arrangements are particularly detailed.09-02-2010
20090088207System and method for a wireless ringer function - A system and method for extending alerts for a wireless device. A media player equipped with a wireless ringer is linked with a media player through a wireless connection. Playback of media content on the media player is interrupted to play an alert in response to the wireless ringer receiving an indication of an incoming communication from the wireless device. The alert is played on the media player in response to interrupting playback of the media content in order to inform a user of the incoming communication.04-02-2009
20100227643DUPLEX AUDIO FOR MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND ACCESSORY - Duplex audio is provided for a mobile communication device and an accessory. In some embodiments, the accessory can selectably operate in a duplex audio mode, concurrently sending audio to and receiving audio from the mobile communication device, or in another audio mode. In duplex audio mode, the accessory can enable its internal audio processing operations (e.g., echo cancellation) while the mobile communication device disables its corresponding internal operations or vice versa. The mobile communication device can control when the accessory transitions into and/or out of duplex audio mode.09-09-2010
20100210302System and Method for Provisioning a Wireless Networking Connection - A vehicle communication system includes a processor that may query a wireless device to determine, among other things, a carrier identity. The carrier identity is the identity of the service provider for the wireless device. If the carrier identity is known, the processor may use a lookup table to determine an access phone number (APN) and a user name and password for provisioning a wireless internet connection through the wireless device. If the carrier identity is unknown, or if more than one APN and/or user name/password combination are associated with a given carrier, the processor is operable to perform a guess and check process to determine the appropriate provisioning information.08-19-2010
20090075697SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTERFACING BETWEEN A MOBILE DEVICE AND A PERSONAL COMPUTER - A system and method are provided for interfacing between a mobile device and a PC. The mobile device utilizes a connection with the PC for taking advantage of the larger display and input devices such as the keyboard on the PC to improve the user interface (UI). This also enables the user to take advantage of the mobile device's wireless connectivity at the same time, e.g. where the PC does not have the same connectivity.03-19-2009
20090075696System and Method for Storage and Sharing of Digital Media - A method is described that provides a first mobile user interface to a first mobile device. The method further includes providing access to a digital content repository to a first user via the first mobile user interface. The method also includes transferring data between the mobile device and the digital content repository using the first mobile interface.03-19-2009
20100062806APPARATUS FOR ESTABLISHING COMMUNICATIONAL ENVIRONMENT TO BE CONNECTED WITH A MOBILE PHONE AND METHOD USING THE SAME - The present invention relates to a communicational environment establishing apparatus to be connected to a mobile phone with integrated interfacing information built therein and a method for establishing an optimized communicational environment, when coupled to the mobile phone, by applying built-in integrated interfacing information, which is set variously according to mobile phones and their manufacturers; recognizing the manufacturer, the model name, the operating/communicational environments and the version number of a mobile phone; and thus optimizing the connection with a mobile phone. The communicational environment establishing apparatus comprises a power control module configured to communicate with the mobile phone when power is supplied to the apparatus, and a central control module for receiving hardware information from the mobile phone and matching its communicational environment to that of the mobile phone, wherein the central control module includes a communication device controller, an EEPROM, and an RAM.03-11-2010
20080311954COMMUNICATION DEVICE WIRELESSLY CONNECTING FM/AM RADIO AND AUDIO DEVICE - A communication device includes a Bluetooth module, an audio interface, a FM/AM radio wave module, and a microphone. The Bluetooth module receives a first audio signal. The audio interface receives a second audio signal. The first audio signal and the second audio signal are selectively sent out through the FM/AM radio wave module. The microphone receives a third audio signal which is selectively sent out through either the Bluetooth module or the audio interface.12-18-2008
20100222100SYSTEMS, METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR FACILITATING COMMUNICATION BETWEEN MOBILE DEVICES - Systems, methods, and apparatus for facilitating communication between mobile devices are provided by certain embodiments of the invention. A tone may be processed at a first mobile device for transmission to a second mobile device. The tone may include at least one location identifier for information associated with the tone. The tone may be transmitted from the first mobile device to the second mobile device. After receipt by the second mobile device, the at least one location identifier may facilitate the receipt, by the second mobile device from an information source, of the information associated with the tone.09-02-2010
20100197346COMPACT REMOVABLE VOICE HANDSET FOR AN INTEGRATED PORTABLE COMPUTER SYSTEM/MOBILE PHONE - A compact removable voice handset for an integrated palmtop computer system/mobile phone is presented. The present invention is used in conjunction with a personal digital assistant (PDA). The PDA comprises electronics for wireless communications and a contact information database and a means for coupling the handset to the PDA. The present invention is compact such that when coupled to the PDA, there is minimal increase to the overall size and weight of the PDA. The present invention comprises a microphone and a speaker, and is communicatively coupled, via either a wireless connection or a wired connection, to the PDA. The handset comprises control elements such that the handset can be operated independent of the PDA. In one embodiment, the handset comprises a display and control elements configured for accessing the contact information database of the PDA, adjusting the volume of the handset, and for initiating or ending wireless communications.08-05-2010
20100222101TERMINAL CONVERSION ADAPTOR AND MOBILE APPARATUS - A terminal conversion adaptor includes: a plug unit configured to be inserted into a connector provided in a mobile apparatus, the connector having a plurality of terminals; and a terminal unit having a terminal exposed outward, the terminal configured to electrically connect to at least one of the plurality of terminals when the terminal unit is attached to the mobile apparatus.09-02-2010
20100197345Remote video recorder for a mobile phone - The remote video recorder for a mobile phone is an installation that includes a third generation (3G) mobile phone having a call filtering program, a video call answering program either built into the phone or in a device connected to the phone, and a memory storage device connected to the phone. When a user takes a photograph or streaming video on a mobile phone that he wishes to store on the remote video recorder, he presses a shortcut button that calls the 3G phone connected to the remote video recorder. The call filtering program limits access only to the user(s) phone. The video call answering program detects that the incoming call is for the transmission of a still photograph or video, and routes the incoming transmission to the memory device, which may be a computer, for storage.08-05-2010
20090247225Data Entry Systems - A data entry system includes a hand held data entry unit having a reading sensor for sensing commands and/or data, rewritable storage for storing information relating to selectable items, a controller (a microprocessor or other processing circuitry) and a display screen for displaying a user readable representation of the commands and/or stored information for a selected item, and a telecommunication interface for the telephonic transmission of information relating to a selected item or items from the storage to a remote processing center and for the telephonic information relating to selectable items from the remote processing center to the storage. Preferably a telecommunications interface is provided in the hand held unit for cellular or other wireless telephony systems. The hand held unit can be configured to combine the data entry functions with those of audio telephony. 10-01-2009
20090111521Data Entry Systems - A data entry system includes a hand held data entry unit having a reading sensor for sensing commands and/or data, rewritable storage for storing information relating to selectable items, a controller (a microprocessor or other processing circuitry) and a display screen for displaying a user readable representation of the commands and/or stored information for a selected item, and a telecommunication interface for the telephonic transmission of information relating to a selected item or items from the storage to a remote processing center and for the telephonic information relating to selectable items from the remote processing center to the storage. Preferably a telecommunications interface is provided in the hand held unit for cellular or other wireless telephony systems. The hand held unit can be configured to combine the data entry functions with those of audio telephony.04-30-2009
20090111520System for collection and distribution of machine data via a cellular device - A data collection and distribution system associated with a machine comprises an electronic control module located on a machine. The electronic control module is configured to collect operation data associated with the machine. The system also comprises a personal area network (PAN) control module communicatively coupled to the electronic control module. The PAN control module is configured to detect a PAN-compatible cellular communication device proximate the PAN control module. The PAN control module is also configured to transmit the operation data to the PAN-compatible cellular communication device using a PAN connection between the PAN control module and the PAN-compatible cellular device, wherein the PAN-compatible cellular communication device is configured to transmit the operation data to a condition monitoring system via a cellular network.04-30-2009
20090111518INTERFACE FOR CELLULAR AND LOCAL NON-CELLULAR COMMUNICATIONS - Interface apparatus supports communications between a cellular network and a local non-cellular network, such as a Bluetooth, cordless phone, or PBX network. In an exemplary embodiment, the interface apparatus connects a conventional cellular phone to the base of a conventional cordless phone set. By placing the cordless phone, interface apparatus, and cordless phone base at a location of acceptable cellular signal strength, a user may communicate with the cellular network via the cordless phone set using the cordless phone's handset, even in locations of low cellular signal strength. The orientation of the interface apparatus may be (manually or automatically) controlled using a motorized base to optimize reception of cellular signals.04-30-2009
20110111801CONNECTOR FOR CONNECTING AT LEAST ONE OUTPUT DEVICE TO A RENDERING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANAGING CONNECTIONS - The present invention relates to a connector for connecting at least one output device (05-12-2011
20100279736System and Method for Extending a Mobile Device to Control, Connect and Communicate With Equipment, Networks and Systems - The functionality of a mobile device is extended to connect to and communicate with a piece of equipment, data storage peripherals and secure networks. Specifically, a mobile device is extended in capability and functionality through the integration with a portable mobile device extender to facilitate seamless connection and communication with a piece of equipment, data storage peripherals and/or secure networks. Another aspect of the disclosure is to effectively enhance real world imagery by merging, on a mobile device, images and video from the real world with and projections from laser or video from a projection device, controlled by the mobile device.11-04-2010
20130130743Audio Jack Magnetic Card Reader - The invention provides an audio jack magnetic card reader, comprising: an audio interface connecting a headphone jack of a mobile phone and comprising a first soundtrack terminal, a second soundtrack terminal and a microphone terminal; a data transmitting unit electrically connecting the microphone terminal so as to transmit the data to the mobile phone; a data receiving unit electrically connecting the second soundtrack terminal so, as to, receive the data from the mobile phone; an encryption module electrically connecting the data transmitting unit and the data receiving unit and stored with a key and a digital certificate; and a power-taken module of which the input terminal is electrically connected with the first soundtrack terminal and of which the output terminal provides power to the data transmitting unit the data receiving unit and the encryption module.05-23-2013
20130130744APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY DETECTING PRESENCE OF EXTERNAL DEVICE IN MOBILE TERMINAL - In an apparatus and method for automatically detecting the presence of an external device in a port of a mobile terminal, the external device is automatically enabled without the additional operation of the mobile terminal when plugged into a jack. The mobile terminal may be safeguarded against severe damage being done thereto by mistakenly choosing options to enable an external device while an earphone/microphone set is plugged in the jack of a mobile terminal.05-23-2013
20090069046VIRTUAL PAPER READING DEVICE - A virtual paper reading device comprises a virtual paper reading device for viewing a document from a screen through a mobile device; wherein the document to be read has a size as an original size and an original printed page; a 3 axial sensor in the mobile device for sensing moving direction of the mobile device; a key set for adjusting a size of the document to be presented and a present area of the document to be presented; and an application software for receiving the moving direction message from the 3 axial sensor and adjusting signals from the key set so as to adjust a present area and a size of the document to be presented on the screen of the mobile device. The user can read the message from the document easily and conveniently.03-12-2009
20100331047METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR FACILITATING GENERATION AND EDITING OF MULTIFRAME IMAGES - Methods and apparatuses are provided for facilitating generation and editing of multiframe images. A method may include grouping a plurality of images into one or more groups of images. Each group of images may comprise a plurality of images depicting a common scene. The method may further include determining a reference image for at least one of the one or more groups of images. Each reference image may be associated with a respective group for which it was determined. The method may additionally include causing at least one reference image to be displayed to a user such that the user is enabled to select a displayed reference image to enhance using multiframe image processing to generate a multiframe image from a plurality of images from the group of images with which the selected displayed reference image is associated. Corresponding apparatuses are also provided.12-30-2010
20110039600WIRELESS MOBILE PHONE HAVING ENCODED DATA ENTRY FACILITIES - A wireless mobile phone is provided with one or more buttons and complementary logic to facilitate entry of encoded representations of a variable length encoding scheme of alphanumeric data. As a result, a user may use the provided facilities to engage in non-verbal communication for sensitive subject matters in the middle of a call. In one embodiment, the encoded representations are Morse codes. In another embodiment, the encoded representations are custom designed. In one embodiment, the complementary logic further facilitates echoing on a display, alphanumeric data corresponding to any entered encoded representations. Additionally, each of the code entry buttons includes one or more light emitting diodes (LEDs), and the LEDs are lit to visually echo the encoded representations of the variable length encoding scheme of letters, numbers or punctuations entered through a standard input keypad.02-17-2011
20090247223Rank Indicator Transmission During Discontinuous Reception - A user equipment (UE) is disclosed. The UE includes a processor configured to transmit a rank indicator (RI) using one of an assigned periodic RI reporting resource that precisely aligns with the start on an on-duration of a discontinuous reception (DRX) operation mode of the UE and a first assigned periodic RI reporting resource after the start of the on-duration.10-01-2009
20100016019Communication and Operation Using Wireless Peripherals - Communication with a wireless peripheral is carried out by communicating with the peripheral and taking at least one action to warn and/or prevent the user from moving during a time that they are using the peripheral.01-21-2010
20110151929SIMPLIFIED CONTROL INPUT TO A MOBILE DEVICE - A method and system for operating a mobile device includes interpreting a user-defined pattern detected by at least one of a touch interface and a motion sensor included with the mobile device. The user-defined pattern may be interpreted as at least one of: a polygon, an ellipse, a curve, a line segment, an alphanumeric character, and a movement of the mobile device. The user-defined pattern may be a two-dimensional pattern traced by the user on the touch interface. When the user-defined pattern is recognized, a wireless communication command may be executed by the mobile device. The wireless communication command may be a telephone command or a remote control command for a remote-controlled device.06-23-2011
20090036162COMBINATIONAL MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE HAVING SWAPPABLE FUNCTION EXPANSION COMPONENTS - A combinational mobile communication device includes a communication device main-body and at least a swappable function expansion component. The design and structure of the swappable function expansion component is modularized, thus making it suitable to combine with a communication device main-body into an integral mobile communication device. The swappable function expansion component includes a function expansion module, and a shell. This shell can be combined with a communication device main-body to form a part of the outer shell of a mobile communication device, such as a front outer shell, a back outer shell, or a side outer shell. The communication device main-body may be combined with a plurality of swappable function expansion components as required through the respective connection interfaces, hereby achieving the objective of providing increased/decreased functions depending on the requirements of a user, without increasing the overall volume of a combinational mobile communication device significantly.02-05-2009
20090036161MULTIMEDIA DEVICE FOR INTEGRATING A MOBILE PHONE - A multimedia device for integrating a mobile phone, the expansion system includes an expansion module and a mobile phone. The expansion module includes a memory unit, a processing unit, a first communication interface, and a first display unit. The processing unit is for performing the expansion software applications in the expansion module. The memory unit electrically connects to the process unit and is used for storing the expansion software applications. The process unit accesses the data of the mobile phone through the first communication interface. The first display unit electrically connects to the process unit. The mobile phone further includes a second display unit. When the mobile phone connects to the expansion module, the first display unit will display the functional list by the expansion module and the second display module will display the performance of the function.02-05-2009
20110098085MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE ACCESSORY IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM, AN IMPROVED ACCESSORY FOR USE WITH A MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE, AND A METHOD OF IDENTIFYING SAME - An identification system includes a mobile communications device and an accessory having a connection plug with a conical tip. An insulating ring extends about the conical tip portion to define a tip detection contact. The device includes a tip detection pin positioned adjacent to an interior end portion of a connection socket on the device. The tip detection pin engages the tip detection contact to enable identification of the accessory by the mobile communications device. An improved accessory is for use with a mobile communications device. A method identifies an accessory which has its connection plug inserted into a socket on a mobile communications device04-28-2011
20110081949SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR STORING CONTACT INFORMATION IN DOCUMENT PROCESSING DEVICES - The subject application is directed to a system and method for obtaining address data from a portable device to a document processing device. An address book, including address entries accessible via the document processing device, is stored in a data storage associated with a document processing device controller. Selection data is then received from an associated user, following which an address entry is retrieved from the address book. Document processing operations are then commenced in accordance with the retrieved address entries. A portable telecommunication device, proximate to the document processing device, is then discovered via a wireless transceiver. The portable device includes an integrated data storage containing contact data of contact information for contact destinations. After discovery, a data connection is established with the portable telecommunications device over which contact data is received. An entry is then added into the address book corresponding to the received contact data.04-07-2011
20110098088MULTIMEDIA DATA COMMUNICATION METHOD AND SYSTEM - A multimedia processing system is provided for communicating among a baseband module, an image sensor module, and at least one display module in a mobile phone. The system comprises: a serial baseband interface that transmits and receives processing data from the baseband module; an image sensor interface that transmits and receives image data from the image sensor module; a display interface that transmits and receives display data from the display module, wherein the display interface comprises a display write enable output, a display read enable output, and a display transceiver means to transmit and receive the display data; and at least one register that includes a clock phase control bit, a clock polarity control bit for assisting the serial baseband interface to accommodate different interface standards, and a burst read mode control bit for bursting the serial baseband interface to read sequential processing data from a multimedia module or from the baseband module.04-28-2011
20110098087Mobile Computing Device Dock - In general, the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in a system. The system includes a mobile telephone that includes a housing that defines a longitudinal axis that is oriented between a proximal end and a distal end. The mobile telephone includes one or more electrical connections located at the proximal end. The system includes a docking body that defines a recess that is shaped to correspond to at least a portion of the mobile telephone housing. The docking body includes one or more electrical connections for mating with the one or more mobile telephone electrical connections when the mobile telephone is docked. The mobile telephone electrical connections and the docking body electrical connections are shaped so as to provide no substantial lateral resistance to motion of the mobile telephone when the mobile telephone is docked. Lateral resistance is force that is perpendicular to the longitudinal axis.04-28-2011
20090023475SMART INTERFACE SYSTEM FOR MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICES - A universal smart interface and peripheral management system for portable devices such as mobile phones. The smart system includes a connector interface that connects peripherals to a phone and/or personal digital assistant (PDA), through the smart system. The smart system includes a cradle for receiving a cell phone and interfacing the phone to external systems such as peripherals, networks and other systems through a USB hub and other suitable connector interfaces. The peripheral devices to which the smart system can interface include, but are not limited to, large displays (e.g., television), external monitors, input devices such as mice and keyboards, external storage devices, and networks (wired and/or wireless). The smart system also facilitates connectivity to large display systems such as TVs, computer displays and monitors.01-22-2009
20100298029MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal including a wireless communication unit configured to at least perform wireless voice communication with at least one other terminal, a terminal body including a Universal Serial Bus (USB) port configured to be connected to an external device through the USB port, a detector configured to detect when the external device is connected to the USB port, a USB power identification unit configured to detect if the external device is providing USB power to the mobile terminal or if the mobile terminal is providing the USB power to the external device, and a controller configured to set the mobile terminal as a USB host device when the USB power identification unit determines the mobile terminal is providing the USB power to the external device, and to set the mobile terminal as a USB peripheral device when the USB power identification unit determines the external device is providing the USB power to the mobile terminal. Further, the set USB peripheral device is configured to send commands to the external device to perform operations on the external device.11-25-2010
20080248834SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING ACCESS TO A DESKTOP AND APPLICATIONS OF A MOBILE DEVICE - Various embodiments are described for providing a terminal with access to a desktop and applications of a mobile device. In one embodiment, a mobile device may comprise an interface to establish a connection to a terminal and one or more browser based applications to be run locally on the mobile device. The mobile device may serve a browser based user interface to a browser of the terminal via the connection for interacting with the applications on the mobile device. Other embodiments are described and claimed.10-09-2008
20100069117USB enabled mobile phone handset - A mobile phone handset or handheld device with a connector that enables a direct connection with another device without the need for a separate cable. The connector can be a universal serial bus (USB) connector or similar connector. The connector can move between a stowed position within the housing of the mobile phone handset and a deployed positions where it protrudes from the mobile phone handset.03-18-2010
20120202566CONTROL DEVICE OR HYBRID DEVICE - The invention relates to a control device, a hybrid device, a method for operating an arrangement (A) for processing data packets, an arrangement (A) for processing data packets and to an electronic device.08-09-2012
20090029733METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLABLE FILTERING ON MULTIPLEXED DATA BUS PORTS - A communication device (01-29-2009
20090029734Mobile communication device and system with modular audio accessory - There is provided a mobile communication system that comprises a mobile communication device having a first battery and a compartment, the compartment having a power port. The mobile communication system further comprises a modular accessory including a second battery, where the modular accessory is configured for placement in the compartment, such that the second battery can be connected to the power port. The second battery can be charged through the power port when the modular audio accessory is placed in the compartment. In one aspect, the power port connects the first battery to the second battery. In another aspect, the power port provides power to the second battery without connecting the first battery to the second battery. Further, the mobile communication system may include a single charger for concurrently charging both the first battery to the second battery.01-29-2009
20090029735RADIO COMMUNICATION SEMICONDUCTOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT, DATA PROCESSING SEMICONDUCTOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT AND PORTABLE DEVICE - A portable device having a communication function composed of a plurality of LSIs operated in synchronization with a clock, such as a baseband LSI and a logic LSI such as an application processor, can synchronize the baseband LSI with the logic LSI without lowering the performance of the logic LSI.01-29-2009
20080242354Communication devices with integrated gyrators and methods for use therewith - A device includes an on-chip gyrating circuit that generates a motion parameter based on motion of the device. An RF transceiver generates an outbound RF signal from an outbound symbol stream, transmits the outbound RF signal to a remote station of a wireless network, and generates an inbound symbol stream from an inbound RF signal received from the at least one remote station. A processing module is coupled to process the motion parameter to produce motion data, to convert outbound data into the outbound symbol stream, and to convert the inbound symbol stream into inbound data, wherein the outbound data includes the motion data.10-02-2008
20100184479System and Apparatus for Communicating Digital Data through Audio Input/Output Ports - A system for communicating digital data between a first and second device through audio input/output ports encodes the digital data into a series of audio frequency tones. The audio frequency tones are transferred between the devices as audio inputs. Audio decoding software residing on the devices monitors the audio inputs of the devices for audio signals representing digital data and decodes the audio signals into digital data when they are detected. The audio decoding and encoding software is preferably aftermarket software that is downloaded to the device through a digital data port and executed by the device's operating system software. The system can be used to provide a low cost accessory that can communicate digital data to a device without using the device's digital input/output port or requiring any expensive digital communication circuitry in the accessory.07-22-2010
20080214239Computer-readable medium storing display control program and mobile terminal - A medium storing a program for display control. When the program is executed by a computer realized in a mobile terminal, the mobile terminal operates as follows. An area-information storing unit stores information on a first display area of an external display device and a second display area of a built-in display. A screen-data production unit acquires content to be displayed, and produces screen data corresponding to the first display area. An entire-image display unit divides the screen data into partial areas each corresponding to the second display area, adds to the entire screen data area-display data indicating the extent of each partial area and a corresponding identifier, and displays the screen data on the external display device. On receipt of an identifier, a partial-image display unit extracts a portion of the screen data for a partial area corresponding to the identifier, and displays the portion on the built-in display.09-04-2008
20080254831RECEPTION DEVICE, ANTENNA, AND JUNCTION CABLE - A reception device including a transmission part having transmission cables transmitting a signal and/or power of a main-body device, an antenna part provided along the transmission cables from main-body-device-side ends of the transmission cables to a point between the main-body-device-side ends and the other ends of the transmission cables so that a high-frequency-signal-transmission path is formed, a high-frequency-elimination circuit provided at the main-body-device-side ends, which eliminates entry of the high-frequency signal to the main-body device, and a tuner that connects one of ends of the antenna part, the end being provided on the main-body-device side, to an antenna-input terminal and that receives a broadcast wave falling within the first frequency band corresponding to the antenna part's length is provided. The other end of the antenna part is an open end.10-16-2008
20080254832METHOD FOR PLAYING A ROUTED REQUEST ON A PLAYER DEVICE - A method is provided for playing a routed 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 submitted to the first application. The method involves sending, from the server and via at least one router, a play request corresponding to play information borne by the submitted form. The play request is routed to the player device, via said router, so that the player device plays a request corresponding to said play request.10-16-2008
20110009165Electronic System with Extended Functions and Method Thereof - The present invention provides an electronic system with extended functions, which includes a first electronic device and a second electronic device. The first electronic device and the second electronic device can be coupled to each other via a first transmission interface and a second transmission interface, to achieve an extended function by utilizing original elements of the first electronic device via operation program stored in the second electronic device.01-13-2011
20110009166SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING MULTI-SCREEN SERVICE OF MOBILE TERMINAL - Disclosed is a method for providing multi-screen service of a mobile terminal, the method including requesting and obtaining information on a second display device if the mobile terminal is connected with a cradling stand; activating a predetermined wireless communication interface and searching for a peripheral device using a network manager so as to connect the mobile terminal with the peripheral device; if the multifunctional remote control device is found and is connected with the mobile terminal, managing linkage between the mobile terminal and the multifunctional remote control device using an interaction manager; and if a service request signal is received from the multifunctional remote control device for the mobile terminal, changing screen information of the mobile terminal in accordance with characteristics of the second display device using a display manager and displaying the changed screen information on a display unit of the second display device.01-13-2011
20080207266COMMUNICATION CONTROL APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD, MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL, AND DATA RECEPTION METHOD - Data is transmitted through a plurality of types of communication networks to a mobile communication terminal while a handover of the mobile communication terminal is handled. A communication control apparatus 08-28-2008
20110098086Mobile Phone and Incoming Alerting System - To provide a technique for informing the user of the incoming to a mobile phone through an external device such as a television, making use of an interface standardly equipped in the external device even when the power of the external device is off. The mobile phone includes a signal producing section for producing an incoming information signal containing information for informing the user of the incoming to the mobile phone in conformity to the HDMI standards when at least one of voice communication and data communication is received; and an HDMI communication section for outputting the incoming information signal to the external device to communicate with the external device capable of performing signal transmission conformed to the HDMI standards through a signal transmission medium conformed to the HDMI standards.04-28-2011
20110263293MOBILE DEVICE INTERFACE FOR USE IN A VEHICLE - A vehicle system is provided with a docking station for receiving a personal device, a controller in communication with the docking station, and a display interface for a vehicle in communication with the controller. The display interface is configured to present at least one menu option from the personal device for occupant selection to control the operation of the personal device to perform the operation in response to the occupant selecting the at least one menu option.10-27-2011
20100323759APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR RECOGNIZING EXTERNAL MEMORY CARD IN MOBILE TERMINAL - An apparatus and method for recognizing an external memory in a mobile terminal are provided. The apparatus includes an external memory manager for recognizing as if an external memory was attached without a separate external memory by defining a built-in memory as a virtual external memory after a booting process.12-23-2010
20100323758COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A communication device having a display control determining unit configured to evaluate a display form of a display unit to determine a type of display form, a selecting unit configured to select a service corresponding to the type of display form determined by the display control determining unit, and a communication unit configured to establish a communication with a partner device by using the service selected by the selecting unit.12-23-2010
20100323757Method and Device for Managing Data Using a Memory Module in a Cellular Phone - A method and device for managing data in a cellular phone is disclosed. The method includes providing a cellular phone with a memory module configured to receive more than one removable storage medium simultaneously. At least two removable storage media are coupled to the memory module and data is managed between the two removable storage media using the memory module for use in connection with the cellular phone. The method and device can allow easy and fast management of data with a cellular phone using a memory module capable of simultaneously receiving and processing multiple removable storage media. A visual aid can be used, to allow a user to monitor the progress of the data management.12-23-2010
20120040720MOBILE TERMINAL, DISPLAY DEVICE AND CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal including a first display unit, an interface unit configured to be connected to an external display device having a second display unit, and a controller configured to receive a connection signal indicating a connection of the mobile terminal to the display device, to play a multimedia content on the first display unit, to provide video information of the multimedia content to the external display device, and to pause the playing of the multimedia content on the first display unit.02-16-2012
20110136540EXTENSIBLE MOBILE COMPUTING PLATFORM - An extensible mobile computing platform. The extensible system can extend the mobile communication device resources by pairing the mobile communication device with a mobile extender device. The mobile device extender device includes peripheral ports that can receive standard peripherals so that users can operate the peripherals when the mobile communication device and the mobile extender device are paired. The mobile extender device includes an ASIC (application specific integrated circuit), operating system and an extender device component. The mobile communication device includes a mobile communication device component as well as a powerful processor and an operating system.06-09-2011
20120309455Smart Phone Control and Notification for an Electric Vehicle Charging Station - A system and method for remote control of and notification by an electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE). The system including a remote device, such as a smart phone, having a software configured to remotely control the EVSE and remotely retrieve and receive information from the EVSE. The smart phone may identify and connect to a communication network, automatically identify the EVSE, connect to the EVSE, and send the EVSE instructions for various functions of the EVSE, including charging, vehicle control, and reporting functions. The EVSE may execute the instructions received and return a confirmation to the remote device. The remote device may present the confirmation to a user.12-06-2012
20120309456SEMICONDUCTOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DEVICE, ELECTRONIC DEVICE, AND RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICE - In an embodiment, a semiconductor integrated circuit device includes a driver circuit that drives a transmission line, an output terminal coupled to the output of the driver circuit, and a variable-impedance circuit. The variable-impedance circuit is coupled, for example, between the driver circuit and the output terminals for series-termination of the transmission line.12-06-2012
20120309454METHODS AND DEVICES FOR IDENTIFYING SELECTED OBJECTS - A method of choosing an object from multiple objects using a wireless device includes receiving a backscatter communication signal from each of the objects, determining one or more analog parameter of each backscatter communication signal, and, using the wireless device, selecting one object based at least in part on the analog parameter of each backscatter communication signal. Each of the objects includes an RF interface configured to communicate using backscatter communication.12-06-2012
20090176529SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MOBILE DATA STORAGE AND ACQUISITION - Various data acquisition, storage and/or distribution systems and devices are described herein. As one example, a mobile data acquisition and distribution device is described. The device includes a non-volatile storage medium, a wireless interface, and a processor. The non-volatile storage medium includes instructions executable by the processor to: receive a user data set, and to store the user data set to the non-volatile storage medium. The instructions are further executable by the processor to receive a request initiated through a remote user interface via the wireless interface. Where the request is to provide the user data set to a recipient device, the instructions are further executable by the processor to provide the user data set to the recipient device via the wireless interface.07-09-2009
20090197644NETWORKING OF MULTIPLE MODE HANDHELD COMPUTING UNIT - A handheld computing unit includes a MMW transceiver, a hardware section, an operating system section, and an application section. When the handheld computing unit is in a extended mode: the hardware section is operably coupled to a hardware section of an extended computing unit; the operating system section is operably coupled to an operating system section of the extended computing unit; and the application section is operably coupled to an application section of the extended computing unit. When the handheld computing unit is in a network mode the hardware section is operably coupled to a hardware section of at least one other handheld computing unit.08-06-2009
20110136539RECEIVING BROADCAST SIGNALS USING INTELLIGENT COVERS FOR MOBILE DEVICES - The present disclosure is directed to a system and method for receiving broadcast signals using intelligent covers. In some implementations, a cover for a consumer device includes side surfaces, a rear surface, a physical interface, a circuit, and a broadcast service card. The side surfaces and a rear surface form an opening that receives at least a portion of a consumer device. A first portion of at least one of the surfaces includes a connector for connecting to a port of the consumer device. The circuit connects the physical interface to the connector. The broadcast service card connects to the physical interface and receives broadcasted content independent of the consumer device.06-09-2011
20120302289MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING OPERATION THEREOF - A mobile terminal and a method of controlling an operation thereof are disclosed. In the method of controlling the operation of the mobile terminal, the mobile terminal is communicatively with a head mounted display for displaying an augmented reality (AR) screen obtained by combining a virtual image with a real environment. If image data acquired through a camera is analyzed and a predetermined gesture input is detected, the head mounted display is controlled such that a display change corresponding to the detected gesture input is displayed on the AR screen. In a state of displaying the AR screen through the head mounted display, various operations related to the mobile terminal can be controlled according to the predetermined gesture input.11-29-2012
20090163243Safety Features for Portable Electonic Device - A portable electronic device includes a safety feature configured to prevent at least some forms of use of the device when the user is traveling beyond a speed threshold. The device may detect its linear speed, compare that speed to a threshold, and provide a response or blocking function upon detecting that the speed has exceeded a threshold. In one embodiment, the device is a cell phone configured to disable the transmission and reception of voice and text, conceal its display screen, and disable incorporated games, cameras, internet access, etc., if the cell phone is moving faster than walking speed. The blocking function in a cell phone may be partially overridden by the introduction of hands-free equipment. The introduction of a hands-free earpiece and microphone may serve to override the blocking of voice transmission and reception, and may also enable a voice activated dialing and/or answering function.06-25-2009
20120040719MOBILE TERMINAL, DISPLAY DEVICE AND CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal including a sensor unit configured to sense an orientation direction of a housing of the mobile terminal, a first display unit configured to display a first screen image, an interface unit configured to be connected to an external display device having a second display unit, and a controller configured to interface with the external display device to display a monitor window including a second screen image corresponding to the first screen image on the external display device, and to control the monitor window to be displayed on the second display unit according to the sensed orientation direction of the housing.02-16-2012
20080268905Mobile communication terminal including of which menu can be constructed by using mobile flash - Disclosed is a mobile communication terminal of which menu can be universally constructed using a mobile flash according to a user's taste. The mobile communication terminal comprises an input device section for inputting a reproduction request of a flash movie; a Man Machine Interface (MMI) loading a corresponding movie file based on the reproduction request; a bridge module performing a communication with the MMI to monitor navigation events; a memory section for storing a Extendible Markup Language (XML) document having information about a handset configuration and a menu tree configuration of the terminal; an engine section parsing the XML document read from the memory section to map the XML document with the flash movie and analyzing the parsed XML document according to the navigation events; and a play section for outputting the analyzed XML document contents through a display section. According to the invention, a user can provide a universal and efficient menu and a contents provider can easily produce a menu flash.10-30-2008
20120149434Serially Reading Identification Information from a Connection Plug of an Accessory Device - An identification system includes a mobile communications device and an accessory having a connection plug with a conical tip. An insulating ring extends about the conical tip portion to define a tip detection contact. The device includes a tip detection pin positioned adjacent to an interior end portion of a connection socket on the device. The tip detection pin engages the tip detection contact to enable identification of the accessory by the mobile communications device. An improved accessory is for use with a mobile communications device. A method identifies an accessory which has its connection plug inserted into a socket on a mobile communications device.06-14-2012
20110306389IMAGE DISPLAY CONTROL SYSTEM FOR MULTIPLE APPARATUSES - In an image display control system for multiple apparatuses, a portable information portable apparatus is connected to an in-vehicle apparatus by a communication link. The system displays different images in the portable apparatus display and on the in-vehicle apparatus, respectively. A main image is displayed on the in-vehicle apparatus, and an auxiliary image is displayed in the portable apparatus. When rotation of the portable apparatus is detected, the system determines that the user wants to view the image in greater detail on the portable apparatus. Appropriate images are then displayed on the respective image display screens in various modes. When the function of the in-vehicle apparatus is activated, an image transmitted from the in-vehicle apparatus is displayed in the portable apparatus.12-15-2011
20110312380Mobile Devices Having Fax Capabilities - Devices, systems and methods are disclosed which relate to incorporating a fax machine function into a mobile device. A camera on the mobile device is used to scan or capture an image of an existing document. Logic on the mobile device converts the image into a fax transmittal that can be transmitted to a fax machine. Once the fax transmittal is ready, a connection is initiated with a traditional fax machine across one or more networks, and the fax transmittal is sent to the fax machine at a speed determined by the slower device. Upon a successful transmission, the connection is terminated, and a report is generated.12-22-2011
20100173673CROSS-TRANSPORT AUTHENTICATION - An authentication controller coupled to a first communication port of a portable media device is allowed to provide authentication on behalf of an accessory device coupled to a second communication port of the portable media device. In one embodiment, a cross transport connector includes a connector configured to couple with an accessory and a connector configured to couple with a portable media device such that the accessory can be coupled to the second communication port of the portable media device. The cross-transport connector also includes an authentication controller. The authentication controller may request authentication from the media device over the first communication port of the portable media device. The request may also include an identifier of the second port, to which authenticated permissions obtained via the first port may be transferred.07-08-2010
20090247226Printing Content using a Mobile Device - A mobile telecommunications device for printing bill data on a print medium is disclosed. The mobile telecommunications device includes a sensor module for sensing data encoded on a surface of the print medium. A print media identifier is determined from the sensed data and bill data associated with the print media identifier is retrieved from a storage medium. A printer module is also provided for printing the bill data on the print medium.10-01-2009
20120115544INTERACTIVE CONTROL OF COMMUNICATION TERMINALS - An electronic circuit is proposed for a wireless telephone terminal, configured to allow the use of devices present in another remote terminal with which it can communicate.05-10-2012
20120046074SYSTEM CONTAINING A MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND ASSOCIATED DOCKING STATION - A communication system is described that includes a mobile communication device and a docking station with which the mobile communication device can be selectively engaged and disengaged. The mobile communication device includes telephony logic that enables a user to conduct a voice call using a first speaker/microphone and/or a first network interface provided by the mobile communication device when the mobile communication device is disengaged from the docking station and that enables the user to conduct a voice call using a second speaker/microphone and/or a second network interface provided by the docking station when the mobile communication device is engaged with the docking station. The telephony logic is also capable of dynamically switching between the use of the first and second speakers/microphones and/or the first and second network interfaces in response to detecting engagement or disengagement of the docking station during a voice call.02-23-2012
20120208596SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING REMOTE INCOMING CALL NOTIFICATION FOR CELLULAR PHONES - The present invention provides a remote notification to a user of a cellular, or mobile, phone as the result of a particular activity or any activity at all (e.g., an incoming call from a particular person, group, or just an incoming call). In one embodiment, a sensing device is provided on the cellular phone that communicates/routes an alert to a remote notification device. In one economical embodiment, the notification device may have a short wire-based communication channel (e.g., roughly 1 foot to 5 feet) and only have a single output device (e.g., a light-emitting device). Thus, a woman may be able to quietly receive notifications of a cell phone event when her cell phone is stored in her purse.08-16-2012
20120252529ENHANCED INTERFACE FOR MOBILE PHONE - A docking station may provide an enhanced user interface for mobile communication devices. In one particular implementation, a device may include a base unit configured to provide connections to one or more user interface devices and an interface for connecting to a mobile phone, where the base unit connects the mobile phone to the one or more user interface devices to provide an enhanced interface for the mobile phone.10-04-2012
20100093394MOBILE TERMINAL SYSTEM, MOBILE TERMINAL, EXTERNAL DEVICE, AND INPUT/OUTPUT METHOD OF MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal system including a mobile terminal and an external device is provided. The mobile terminal includes a first external device interface to output screen information to the external device and to receive operation information from the external device. The external device includes a display section to display and output the screen information, a user input section used when a user inputs the operation information on the mobile terminal, and a second external device interface to receive the screen information from the mobile terminal and to output to the mobile terminal the operation information input through the user input section. Transmission of the screen information and the operation information between the first and second external device interfaces is performed through a power signal used for the supply of power to the mobile terminal or for charging a battery in the mobile terminal.04-15-2010
20120122522MOBILE TERMINAL DEVICE FOR RECEIVING DUAL BAND SIGNAL USING MULTIPLE RESONANCE ANTENNA - A mobile terminal device for receiving a dual band signal using a multiple resonance antenna in a mobile terminal is provided. The mobile terminal device includes a multiple resonance antenna, a first band filter connecting with the multiple resonance antenna, for filtering a first band signal of a low band received through the multiple resonance antenna, a second band filter connecting with the multiple resonance antenna, for filtering a second band signal of a high band received through the multiple resonance antenna, and a signal processor including a first signal processing unit for converting a frequency of the first band signal to generate a first baseband signal and a second signal processing unit for converting a frequency of the second band signal to generate a second baseband signal, and for activating a corresponding signal processing unit according to selection of a user.05-17-2012
20120165070DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPH TRANSMISSION SYSTEM AND METHOD - A digital photo transmission system is used to transmit a digital photo captured by a digital camera to a storage system by a mobile device. The digital photo transmission system determines the digital photo by a determination control module, obtains the digital photo by an obtaining module. The digital photo transmission system transmits the digital photo to a register module of the mobile device by a first wireless communication module of the digital camera and a second wireless communication module of the mobile device. At least, the digital photo is transmitted to the storage system by a wireless transmission mode.06-28-2012
20110183714Wireless Device Grouping Via Common Attribute - The present invention enables users of wireless devices to configure a service by automatic connection through the use of a local environmental indication of an identification code such as a barcode. The identification code represents a service that is a labor carried out among a group of two or more devices for the benefit of one or more devices in the group. An indication of an identification code is input to at least one device representing a service over a wireless link among at least a first and second device. At least one service relationship such as sender, receiver, transceiver, or relay is identified for each of a first and second device, and the devices are automatically configured into their respective service relationships utilizing the identification code.07-28-2011
20120165071MOBILE DEVICE CAPABLE OF AUTOMATICALLY SWITCHING ITS OPERATION MODES - A mobile device capable of automatically switching its operation modes includes a storage module, a control module, a display module and an electrical connector. The storage module is configured to store data of icons controllable to execute an application or function. The control module is configured to direct the data of at least one icon from the storage module to be transmitted to the display module for displaying the icon on a screen. When the control module detects that the electrical connector is electrically coupled to an electronic device, the control module is configured to adjust configuration of the at least one icon, with the adjusted configuration to be automatically displayed on the screen to mark a new operation mode of the mobile device. The configuration of the icon may be adjusted in size, one or more pixels, position, or quantity of the icon.06-28-2012
20100331048M-S STEREO REPRODUCTION AT A DEVICE - Mid-side (M-S) encoded audio is reproduced by a device that includes a multi-channel digital-to-analog converter (DAC). The DAC has a first channel input receiving a digitized mid audio signal, a first channel output providing an analog mid audio signal, a second channel input receiving a digitized side audio signal and a second channel output providing an analog side audio signal. The DAC may also include a third channel for receiving a digitized second side audio signal. The second side audio signal is phase inverted. The device may be a handheld wireless communication device, such as a cellular phone, and may also include transducers for outputting M-S encoded sound in response to the analog mid and side audio signals.12-30-2010
20120172088Method and System for Adapting Mobile Device to Accommodate External Display - In at least one embodiment, a mobile device system includes an external display device in communication with a mobile device. The mobile device has a touchscreen display, an operating system and at least one additional software component executed by processing component(s), where one or more input signals from the display are communicated to the operating system. The at least one additional software component generates output signals based upon one or more image signals communicated at least indirectly from the operating system. The external display device receives the output signals and based thereon displays an image having two components, one of which is reflective of a mobile device status/operational condition and is substantially similar to another image that would have been displayed on the touchscreen display if the external display device and mobile device were not in communication. Methods of operating such mobile device systems, and mobile devices, are also disclosed.07-05-2012
20100173672AUTOMATIC AUDIO ROUTING DEPENDENT ON DOCK STATE - A mobile communication device with various operation modes and a method of toggling the operation modes thereof is disclosed. The operational mode of the mobile communication device can be automatically changed as the result of a docking or undocking event of the mobile communication device with a docking station. During the docking or undocking of the mobile communication device with the docking station, the mobile communication device is conditionally toggled between a speakerphone operation mode and a non-speakerphone operation mode such as a handset operation mode, a headset operation mode and the like.07-08-2010
20100173674HOLDING BASE AND INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM - A holding base for removably holding an electronic device has a holding base body, a signal terminal provided in the holding base body, and connected to the electronic device in a holding position in which the electronic device is held, and a first connector attached to a surface of a printed circuit board, connected to the signal terminal, and connected to another electronic device. The printed circuit board is held by a bottom of the holding base body with the first connector held underneath the printed circuit board, such that a connecting port of the first connector faces a back side of the holding base body, and with an end edge of a front side of the holding base body positioned lower than an end edge of the back side thereof by an offset amount. The offset amount is set to be less than a thickness of the first connector.07-08-2010
20120252530PERFORMANCE MONITORING MODULES AND APPARATUS - A portable performance monitoring module comprising a signal receiver, a processor for generating and outputting performance data, and a communication interface for facilitating data communication with a portable telecommunications device. The performance monitoring module is arranged to communicate with the portable telecommunications device via the communication interface upon receipt of requests from the portable telecommunications device. This module is adapted for cooperative operation with a general power telecommunications device to expand its processing and display power while maintaining a low cost simple design and compactness.10-04-2012
20100048246MOBILE COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND AUDIO SWITCHING METHOD - The invention includes a mobile communication apparatus and an audio switching method. The mobile communication apparatus according to the invention includes a receiver, a speaker, an optoelectronic sensing component, and a control unit. The optoelectronic sensing component is used to sense an environment state and generate an optical detection signal representing a result of sensing the environmental state. The control unit is coupled to the receiver, the speaker, and the optoelectronic sensing component. And, the control unit receives the optical detection signal and selectively outputs an audio signal via the receiver or the speaker according to the optical detection signal.02-25-2010
20100048245Communications System, Intermediate Element for a Communications System, and Method for Establishing a Communications Link - An intermediate element for a communications system is described that has at least one communications module (02-25-2010
20100273526WIRELESS DEVICE ACCESS TO INTERNET VIA PERSONAL COMPUTER - A wireless device, system and method that receive a downloadable file from a wide area network are described. The system comprises a wireless device, a computer and a computer software module. The computer is communicatively coupled to a modem that communicates with a wide area network. The computer further comprises a computer wireless communications module that communicates with at least one wireless device that is in proximity to the computer. The wireless device comprises a device memory, a first wireless device communications module that is configured to communicate with the computer wireless module, and a device display that displays a link that corresponds to a downloadable file accessible using the wide area network. The computer software module resides on the computer and receives the link from the wireless device. The computer software module requests the downloadable file from the wide area network and forwards the downloadable file to the wireless device without storing the downloadable file on the computer.10-28-2010
20100291970MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR NAVIGATING SERIES OF OPERATIONS OF THE MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - A mobile communication terminal adapted for being connected to an external display device through a wired or wireless link is provided. The mobile communication terminal has an input section which receives an input for operating the mobile communication terminal, a storage section which stores a manual of the mobile communication terminal, the manual including a procedure for an operation performed through the input section, an external output controller which provides the external display device with the manual so as to display the manual on the external display device, and a navigation section which introduces a series of operations to be input through the input section in accordance with the procedure displayed on the external display device.11-18-2010
20120083314Multimedia Telecommunication Apparatus With Motion Tracking - A docking system for a personal communication terminal includes a base and a motorized mount joining the dock to the base and configured to rotate the dock about a vertical axis in response to a pan signal and about a horizontal axis in response to a tilt signal. The docking system further comprises a sensor array to produce signals indicative of the location of a user, a processor to convert the sensor output signals to tracking signals, and a controller to convert the tracking signals to pan and tilt signals, thereby to aim a camera.04-05-2012
20120190406DOCKING STATION, PORTABLE DEVICE CAPABLE OF MULTIMEDIA DATA PLAYBACK MANAGEMENT, AND METHODS THEREOF - Docking stations, portable devices, and methods thereof are provided. The docking station includes an expansion port, a controller, and a transceiver. The expansion port is configured to be attached to a portable device. The controller is coupled to the expansion port and configured to determine whether the portable device is attached to the expansion port, and copy a multimedia data from the portable device to a media storage device upon the attachment. The transceiver is coupled to the controller and configured to receive a command signal from the portable device, wherein the controller is configured to control playback of the copied multimedia data in response to the command signal.07-26-2012
20090042611METHOD FOR ORDERING AND PAYING FOR AN ACCESS AUTHORIZATION, FOR CHECKING THE ACCESS AUTHORIZATION, FOR GRANTING AN ACCESS AUTHORIZATION AND/OR FOR PROVIDING ACCESS-RELATED INFORMATION - There is proposed a method for ordering and paying for an access authorization, for checking the access authorization, for granting an access authorization and/or for providing access-related information, whereby a data set containing at least one element associated with the access authorization is storable in a mobile telephone or a memory unit associated with the mobile telephone, and the check and/or the granting of the access authorization is effected by a contactless interaction between the mobile telephone and an access control device, whereby, in the case of access control devices in which payment is made upon exit from the place limited by the at least one access control device, the detection of access is carried out upon access via the access control device via an RFID-compliant mobile telephone and the interaction of the mobile telephone with the access control device by means of RFID technology, and whereby, for the purpose of granting and identifying the access authorization and for payment thereof, a one-to-one transaction number associated with the access authorization is used which is transmissible contactlessly from the mobile telephone to another mobile telephone.02-12-2009
20120258777Systems and Apparatuses for a Secure Mobile Cloud Framework for Mobile Computing and Communication - Systems and apparatuses for a secure mobile cloud framework (referred to as MobiCloud) for mobile computing and communication are disclosed. Embodiments of MobiCloud transfer each mobile node from a traditional strictly layer-structured communication node into a service node (SN). Each SN may be used as a service provider or a service broker according its capability. Each SN may be incorporated as a virtualized component of the MobiCloud. In some embodiments, MobiCloud mirrors an SN to one or multiple virtual images in the Cloud for addressing communication and computation deficiencies of mobile devices. Virtual images can create a visualized MANET routing and communication layer that can maximally assist the mobile nodes to enable pervasive computing services for each mobile device owner. A secure data processing framework is disclosed for the MobiCloud.10-11-2012
20110003617DISTRIBUTED ARCHITECURE WIRELESS RF MODEM - The present invention provides for a wireless radio frequency (“RF”) modem that plugs into a host computer and shares a central processing unit and memory with the host computer, wherein principal modem functions are distributed between the modem and the host computer. In one embodiment, the modem performs RF conversion, and the host computer performs baseband processing and protocol stack control. In another embodiment, the modem performs RF conversion and baseband processing, and the host computer performs protocol stack control.01-06-2011
20120264485TELEPHONE CALL RECORDING INTERFACE CABLE ASSEMBLY FOR SMARTPHONES - An interface cable assembly, which enables the user of either an iPhone® or Android® smartphone to record both incoming and outgoing telephone conversations on a standard dual channel (stereo) audio recorder in either WMA or MP3 format, includes one four-conductor plug that engages the audio input/output jack of the smartphone, one three-conductor plug that engages the dual-channel input jack of an audio recorder, and one four-conductor jack that engages the plug of a standard earphone and microphone assembly. In addition, the cable assembly includes resistors and capacitors which provide an impedance match between the input/output circuitry and the audio recorder input circuitry. In order to clearly distinguish between the participants in a recorded telephone conversation, outgoing voice signals are recorded on one channel of the audio recorder, while incoming voice signals are recorded on the other channel.10-18-2012
20110045873TASK SWITCHING BETWEEN TWO COMPUTING DEVICES - A method is provided to enable the person to switch use of computing devices when working with records and/or documents. A method such as described may be implemented for an individual operating two (or more) computing devices that share and synchronize sets of records. One or more operations may be performed to update and maintain correspondence between the two sets of records. A switchover event may be detected, where the event corresponds to the individual using a second computing device while already using a first computing device. Once the switchover event is detected, state of use information may be received on the second computing device. This information indicates the state of use of one or more records on the first computing device. This information may be used to affect the state of use of corresponding records on the second computing device. In particular, the corresponding records on the second computing device may be placed in a state of use, or in a selected state for subsequent use.02-24-2011
20120094717HEARING AID COMPLIANT MOBILE HANDSET - A hearing aid compatible mobile handset is provided with a parasitic element which is electrically connected to a groundplane of a circuit board. The parasitic element may have a length of around one-quarter wavelength of a frequency of interest. The parasitic element may be are arranged as a pair of parasitic elements. The parasitic element can be disposed in a location where the near field strength is near a peak so as to help reduce the near field level to a point that will allow operation of the handset adjacent a hearing aid. 04-19-2012
20120094716MIRRORED REMOTE PERIPHERAL INTERFACE - A mobile telecommunication/computing device that can print to a printer, the device having a sensor therein that determines the physical orientation of the device and the device displaying documents on a display in accordance with the orientation of the device. The device sends information to a printer that directs the printer to print the document in the orientation that the document is displayed on the device. The display orientation and print orientation may be portrait or landscape. Similar methods can be used to control other printer variables or, more generally, variables on other peripheral devices.04-19-2012
20100234069METHOD OF LINKING OBJECT TO STICKER PRINT MEDIUM - A method of linking an object to a sticker print medium is provided which includes submitting a request to associate the object with a print media identifier of the sticker print medium, submission of the request facilitating identification of the object and the print media identifier, recording the requested association of the object and the print media identifier in a database, the object being retrievable from the database using the print media identifier, once the requested association is recorded attaching the sticker print medium to a physical representation of the object, receiving the sticker print medium in a media feed path of the mobile telecommunications device, and reading the print media identifier from the sticker print medium using the sensor module of the mobile telecommunications device.09-16-2010
20100234068ACCESSORY IDENTIFICATION FOR MOBILE COMPUTING DEVICES - Embodiments disclosed herein provide for identification processes and/or procedures for accessories coupled with a mobile computing device. During identification an accessory can communicate lingo information that includes only those lingoes the accessory can use while coupled with the mobile computing device. The accessory can also communicate accessory protocol information to the mobile computing device during identification. The accessory can be limited to using only those lingoes and/or those protocols identified during identification. Various other accessory information, capabilities, preferences, etc. can also be communicated to the mobile computing device during identification.09-16-2010
20120088550Method of Handling Attach Procedure And Related Communication Device - A method of handling an attach procedure for a MTC device in a wireless communication system is disclosed. The method comprises performing the attach procedure; and not sending an information element in an attach request message associated with the attach procedure.04-12-2012
20120088549MOBILE TERMINAL, DISPLAY DEVICE AND CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF - The mobile terminal has a memory unit configured to store a software, a first display unit configured to display a first screen image generated by a first version of the software, and an interface unit configured to be connected to an external display device having a second display unit. A controller is configured to display the first screen image corresponding to the software of a first version on the first display unit when the software is executed, and to control a second screen image corresponding to the first image, according to the software of a second version to be displayed on the second display unit when the interface unit is connected to the external display device, the second image generated by a second version of the software. Accordingly, a user is able to experience different versions of software simultaneously.04-12-2012
20120088548MOBILE TERMINAL, DISPLAY DEVICE AND CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal including a first display unit configured to display at least one of a first home screen image and a second home screen image as an output home screen image; an interface unit configured to be connected to an external computer display device having a second display unit; and controller configured to generate a monitor window including a copy of the output home screen image displayed on the first display unit of the mobile terminal and to control the external computer display device to simultaneously display the generated monitor window on the second display unit of the second display unit.04-12-2012
20120329520ON-BOARD SYSTEM WORKING A MOBILE DEVICE - On-board device mounted in a vehicle includes output device including a display device and a speaker. The on-board device comprises a communications device that communicates with a mobile device having an information processing function. The on-board device also comprises an output controller that receives through the communications device information produced by the mobile phone and controls output of the received information to the output device. The output controller is configured to determine if the received information satisfies one or more certain conditions that are determined from the standpoint of safety of the vehicle, and further configured to output the received information to the output device if the determination is positive, and to process the received information to satisfy the one or more certain conditions or retards the output until it satisfies the one or more certain conditions if the determination is negative.12-27-2012
20100130252Portable Communication Terminal and a Control Method for the Portable Communication Terminal - A portable communication terminal comprising of the present invention includes a first wireless communication unit 05-27-2010
20120149433SMART PHONE DISPLAY AND KEYBOARD EXTENSION - A device for providing an external display and keypad for a smart-phone. The device has a port for receiving the smart phone. The device does not have its own computing power, but uses the computing power of the smart phone itself, thereby allowing the device to be smaller, lighter and less expensive than a standard lap-top computer not notebook device. The device is configured with a port for receiving a smart-phone and preferably holds the smart phone so that does not extend above the surface of the device or is flush with the surface of the device. The device can also be configured to allow the smart phone itself to act as a numerical keypad adjacent to the keypad provided on the device.06-14-2012
20130017861ANTENNA DEVICE FOR A PORTABLE TERMINALAANM KWON; Tae-WookAACI Gyeonggi-doAACO KRAAGP KWON; Tae-Wook Gyeonggi-do KR - An antenna device for a portable terminal is provided, in which a main circuit board has a contact terminal on one surface of the main circuit board, and a Printed Circuit Board (PCB) has an ear jack socket installed on one surface of the PCB. At least a part of the PCB faces the main circuit board and a grounding signal line of the ear jack socket is connected to the contact terminal through the PCB.01-17-2013
20110159925AUDIO OUTPUT DEVICE SELECTION FOR A PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A portable electronic device can detect whether an output unit of an accessory is connected to the body of a user and determines audio output units to which its application will transmit audio signal. The portable electronic device comprises an interface connected to the accessory, an application handling unit and a control unit. The control unit determines if the accessory is attached to the body of a user, selects audio output units to be used for the electronic device and transmits audio signals to the selected audio output unit for the application.06-30-2011
20110159924MATCHING THEMES BETWEEN ACCESSORIES AND ASSOCIATED ELECTRONIC DEVICES - An accessory which has a theme and which may be used with an electronic device may be configured to electronically communicate information about that theme to the electronic device. Correspondingly, the electronic device may be configured to receive the theme information from the accessory and to reflect that theme based on the theme information. The reverse may also take place. The electronic device may be configured to electronically communicate theme information to the accessory, and the accessory may be configured to receive the theme information from the electronic device and to reflect that theme based on the theme information.06-30-2011
20110159923Apparatus for a Tangible Interface - In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, a cradle comprising: a housing configured to receive a mobile device; wherein the housing configured to receive a mobile device having at least two positions; a detecting element configured to detect a state of the mobile device and; a mechanism configured to change position of the housing in response to detecting a change in the state of the mobile device.06-30-2011
20130023307MICROPROJECTION ELEMENTS FOR PORTABLE DEVICES - Additional power and cooling can be provided for microprojectors by supplemental rechargeable power sources that can be integrated into memory sticks or by expansion cards that can plug into cellphones, PDAs and other portable devices. A docking station for portable devices using microprojectors contains supplemental power, cooling means, addition data/audio/video interfaces, touch screen/optical interface, projection optics, contrast enhancing screens and/or addition optics for video conferencing. Optics can be adapted to the microprojector for better imaging, secured communications, enhanced light sources, low versus high power operation ratios, and contrast enhancing screens.01-24-2013
20080227491Communication unit selecting apparatus, communication unit selecting system, exchange unit and communication unit selecting program - An available communication unit extracting section which when user status information concerning the status of first user and second user is provided from an external unit during communication between a communication unit used by a first user and a communication unit used by a second user, extracts an available communication unit which is available for communication between the first user and the second user from preliminarily prepared candidates based on user status information; and a communication unit selecting section for selecting the available communication unit as a communication unit suitable for communication between the first user and the second user.09-18-2008
20080214238DEVICES AND METHODS FOR FACILITATING HANDS-FREE MODE WITH FM TRANSMITTER - Disclosed is a hands-free electronic device including an FM receiver and an FM scanner to continuously scan for FM channels and to locate available FM channels for a list of available FM channels rated according to signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and/or a received signal-strength indication (RSSI). A short range transceiver may transmit and receive short range communications, from a handheld device. An FM transmitter of the hands-free device can transmit received short range communications via available FM channels of the rated list of available FM channels. The hands-free device may be in communication with, for example, an automobile FM radio. In this way, the car radio may audibly output that which is transmitted from the handheld device. In an embodiment, a speech synthesizer may be configured to generate speech output to indicate an available FM channel from the rated list of available FM channels.09-04-2008
20130116008COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD - A unit for use at a terminal as an external wireless modem. In one embodiment, the unit includes: a wireless transceiver for connecting to a gateway between the wireless cellular network and a further, packet-based network; second interface apparatus for connecting to the terminal. The unit further includes processing apparatus arranged to receive a first link layer identifier from the wireless cellular network, gateway or further network, intended for use by the terminal as a source identifier when accessing the further network via the wireless cellular network and gateway. The processing apparatus is configured to intercept at least one message being conveyed from the terminal to the gateway comprising a second link layer identifier generated by the terminal as a source identifier, translate the second identifier into the first link layer identifier and retransmit the message to the gateway with the first link layer identifier as the source identifier.05-09-2013
20130095888PORTABLE COMMUNICATION DEVICES WITH ACCESSORY FUNCTIONS AND RELATED METHODS - Portable communication devices and related methods for use in supporting voice and/or data communication are provided. One example portable communication device includes a housing, a display device disposed at said housing, a processor disposed at least partially within said housing, the processor coupled to said display device, and an interface connector disposed at said housing and coupled to said processor. The interface connector is configured to couple to a module. The processor is configured to communicate, through said interface connector, via a plurality of communication protocols. The processor is configured to select at least one of the plurality of communication protocols based on the module coupled to the interface connector.04-18-2013
20130095889Filtering Mobile Communications Device Messages For Presentation Within An Automobile - Filtering mobile communications device messages for presentation within an automobile, the automobile coupled for data communications to a user's mobile communications device, and: responsive to the user's mobile communications device receiving a message, identifying, by a message display filter, message characteristics of the message; identifying, by the message display filter, environmental characteristics; and administering, by the message display filter, presentation of content of the message within the automobile in dependence upon the message characteristics, the environmental characteristics, and a predefined message filtering ruleset.04-18-2013
20130102361USER INTERFACE - A method comprising in which electricity and/or information signals is/are passed between an accessory device or power supply and an apparatus through a cable comprising one or more electric or optical wires. Mechanical manipulation of the cable by a user is detected. Responsive to detecting of manipulation of the cable, controlling operation is caused in an apparatus that is in operational connection with the cable to enable the user to control the apparatus by manipulation of the cable.04-25-2013
20090088209MOBILE PHONE CRADLE ASSEMBLY - A cradle assembly is provided for a mobile phone. The cradle assembly includes an elongate cradle defining an end opening and one or more rails. An elongate print cartridge is configured to be axially inserted into the cradle through the end opening and along the rails. The print cartridge includes an ink ejection printhead, in turn, including a plurality of ink ejection integrated circuits. Each integrated circuit includes an array of nozzles configured to eject ink upon print media and control circuitry to actuate the nozzles.04-02-2009
20080200209PORTABLE MEMORY AUTOMOBILE IGNITION SYSTEM - A portable memory device consisting of a cell phone used in substitution of an automobile key and interfaced with an automobile onboard computer and ignition system. The portable memory device contains data that, when read by the onboard computer, enables the ignition system. The portable memory device is read and write capable, thereby allowing for data to be used by the onboard computer in conjunction with several automobile systems, and allowing for data to be transferred from said systems to the portable memory device by the onboard computer, thus facilitating vehicle operation and, in one embodiment, a method for managing a transportation fleet using portable memory devices in place of mechanical ignition keys and manual check-out and check-in procedures.08-21-2008
20080200208Radio Accessory for a Mobile Device - A system for enhancing functionality of a mobile device comprising: the mobile device, wherein the mobile device includes: a radio subsystem; a processor adapted to interact with the radio subsystem; a user interface; a short range communications system; and a battery adapted to power the mobile device; and an accessory adapted to communicate with the mobile device, the accessory including: at least one processor; a radio subsystem communicating with the processor; and a short range communications system adapted to communicate with the short range communications system of the mobile device, wherein the radio subsystem of the mobile device differs from the radio subsystem of the accessory.08-21-2008
20110230235METHOD FOR CONTROLLING SURROUNDING DEVICE AND COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM USING THE SAME - A method for controlling a surrounding device and a communication device and a computer-readable medium using the same are proposed. The proposed method is adapted for a communication device, and includes following procedures. Firstly, a connection with a surrounding device is established through a wireless communication function. Then, a target setting value associated with a setting of the surrounding device is stored. Further, it is determined whether the communication device receives a communication request. Moreover, when the communication device receives the communication request, the setting of the surrounding device is modified from an original setting value to the target setting value.09-22-2011
20110275410REMOTE-CONTROLLED DRUG PUMP DEVICES - Drug pump devices may be remotely controlled and/or reprogrammed by a smartphone or other wireless handheld device.11-10-2011
20130150125Electronic System and Electronic Device Having the Same - An electronic system and a second electronic device having the same include a first electronic device and a second electronic device. The first electronic device includes a first antenna, a control module, a connecting port and a switch module. The second electronic device includes a second antenna, a corresponding connecting port and a second antenna. When the connecting port of the first electronic device is connected to the corresponding connecting port of the second electronic device, the first electronic device switches from the first antenna to the second antenna of the second electronic device via the switch module, and the first electronic device can carry out wireless communication via the second antenna of the second electronic device.06-13-2013
20100285839ACCESSORY APPARATUS OF MOBILE TERMINAL FOR RECEIVING AND REPRODUCING DMB DATA AND METHOD THEREOF - Provided are a method and an accessory apparatus for receiving and reproducing DMB data. The DMB accessory apparatus receives DMB data, converts data formats of the received DMB data into multimedia data formats which can be reproduced by a typical mobile terminal, and transmits the DMB data converted into the mobile terminal reproducible data formats to the mobile terminal. Accordingly, even a mobile terminal, which does not have a function of receiving and reproducing DMB data, can reproduce the DMB data.11-11-2010
20090286572Interactive Systems and Methods Employing Wireless Mobile Devices - A user gestures with a wireless mobile phone device to control some aspect of its operation, or the operation of a remote system with which the device communicates. (The gestures may be sensed by tracking movement of a feature across a field of view of a mobile phone device camera.) The resultant operation may additionally depend on other data obtained by the wireless device, e.g., obtained from an electronic or physical object, or sensed from the environment. A variety of other features and arrangements are also detailed.11-19-2009
20100317402SET UP LOGIC FOR DUAL INTERFACE WIRELESS IP COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A communication interface device includes a wireless Internet packet (IP) transceiver and a PCMCIA card electrically connected to the transceiver. Also, a universal serial bus (USB) connector is plugged into a hub that holds the PCMCIA card, with a cord extending from the USB connector and terminating in another USB connector. Accordingly, the device can be engaged with the PCMCIA bay of a user terminal or, if a user terminal has no PCMCIA bay, with a USB receptacle of the user terminal, to establish wireless communication. To simplify set-up, a CD containing all operating system versions of PCMCIA and USB drivers is engaged with the user terminal. The terminal's operating system is then automatically determined, and only the drivers associated with that operating system are loaded onto the terminal.12-16-2010
20100317401Method, apparatus, and system for transferring data between mobile telephones and other digital devices - The improved method, apparatus and system of the present invention provide a means for users to transfer data from and to a cell phone memory using a plurality of data transfer methods. The apparatus of the present invention comprises a low complexity digital device having two I/O (Input/Output) connectors, one for the user's cell phone and one for connecting to some other device such as a PC. Central to the apparatus of the present invention is an Inter-device Data Transfer Processor (IDTP) which contains the necessary hardware and software to automatically move the data contents of a cell phone memory to one of a plurality of external digital devices.12-16-2010
20120282978Telephone computing system and devices - A system and devices for facilitating computing operations through a smartphone device and an associated shell unit, where the smartphone is configured to interface with a shell unit by connecting to a receiving port of the shell unit to provide computing functions and a data resource for the shell unit, where according to one embodiment, the smartphone device is configured as an improved smartphone that is configured to operate shell unit functions, such as, for example, a display of the shell unit, a keyboard of the shell unit, or other elements of the shell unit. The data may be carried on the smartphone device, used by the shell unit and smartphone, and the shell unit may be provided with a storage component, such as a hard drive, that may store backup data from the smartphone device. Logs may be used to sync the data on the smartphone device and the shell unit.11-08-2012
20110312381System For Product Retrieval Using Identifiable Print Medium - A system is provided of retrieving a product using a print medium having an identifier linked to the product. The system has a telecommunications device having a sensor for sensing the identifier from coded tags printed on the print medium. Each tag has a structure which includes a target and encoded data. The targets are sensed by the sensor to determine the presence of the tags and the encoded data encodes the identifier, such that the product is retrieved using the telecommunications device and the identifier.12-22-2011
20110312379SYNCHRONIZING DIGITAL CONTENT - Among other things, at a local device connected to a network, updating, of a mobile device that is nearby the local device, from one state to another state, is assisted. The states of the mobile device are associated with digital content. The updating is based on information at a server that is accessible through the network from the local device. The updating is assisted without requiring execution on the local device of code that is persistent on the local device.12-22-2011
20130190047CELLPHONE TRANSFER STICK - A generally rectangular shaped cellphone transfer stick that includes a casing with a distal end, a memory system that is housed within the casing that includes a flash memory that stores data and a billing coding system to ensure a user's cellphone account is properly billed, an input connector to insert into the user's cellphone and an attachment ring disposed on the casing that hangs or attaches the cellphone transfer stick to an exterior attachment device. The memory system also receives any combination of downloaded user data, one or more ring tones or one or more games from the user's broken cellphone that is transferred and downloaded onto the user's new cellphone.07-25-2013
20130190048PACKET STREAMING SERVICE CAPABILITY EXCHANGE FOR ENHANCED PERIPHERAL DEVICE SUPPORT - Systems and techniques for packet streaming service capability exchange for enhanced peripheral device support are described herein. A profile difference may be received from user equipment. The profile difference may include a device attribute. A current profile may be modified with the device attribute to create a modified profile. A determination may be made as to whether a content session parameter will change based on the modified profile.07-25-2013
20130190049Interchangeable Faceplate User Interface System - A Interchangeable faceplate audio system for mobile devices has a body, a coupling system, a mobile device, and a removable faceplate. The body is adapted to be affixed to and communicate with the audio system. The body has a faceplate receiving surface. The faceplate receiving surface has a body terminal. The coupling system is within the body and communicates signals from the body terminal to the audio system. The removable faceplate is adapted to support the mobile device and to removably affix to the faceplate receiving surface. The removable faceplate has a mobile device connector for communicative connection with the mobile device and a body connector for communicative connection with the body terminal.07-25-2013
20120021803COMMUNICATION TERMINAL CONTROL SYSTEM - The present invention makes it possible to perform the setting, editing and browsing of various data on a mobile phone from an external device. A mobile phone is equipped with a wireless communication function and a web browser function. When the wireless communication function of the mobile phone has been accessed from a personal computer (PC) via wireless communication, the web browser function of the mobile phone is launched, and menus are displayed on a browser screen. Accordingly, a menu displayed on a browser screen can be selectively displayed, and a setting change or an editing of desired information can be performed, both from the PC. Further, the menu displayed on a browser screen can be browsed from the PC.01-26-2012
20120028683APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR OPERATION ACCORDING TO SQUEEZING IN PORTABLE TERMINAL - A method and apparatus perform pressure detection in a mobile terminal. method determines a squeezing pressure of the mobile terminal. The method determines whether a user squeezes the mobile terminal using the squeezing pressure determined and a value of a proximity sensor. The method transitions the mobile terminal to a wakeup state in response to determining that the user squeezed the mobile terminal.02-02-2012
20120028682Steering wheel attached cellular phone interface device for communication with alert system - A cell phone communications device for use with an automotive steering wheel including; a screen attached to a steering wheel. The screen includes a first visual alert device such as a message and flashing arrow. A first hand unit attached to the steering wheel adjacent the left hand of the user at the 10 O'clock position and a second hand unit adjacent the right hand of said user. The first hand unit includes a communications control keyboard for texting and a second vibration alert device. The second hand unit includes a second communications control keyboard for texting and a third alert device. When the user is driving and communicating the user receives a visual alert from the first alert on a regular basis during scrolling, reading and composing text functions. When the first alert is triggered during reading the user also receives a regular second and third alert vibration; during composition the user receives the second and third alert every other time and during reading the second and third. Thus the second and third alerts become associated with the first alert and in this way the driver is trained to look up at the road.02-02-2012
20130196712SMART MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A smart mobile communication device comprises a casing, a touch screen and two sensors. The casing has a front surface and at least two opposite holding surfaces. The front surface is disposed between the at least two opposite holding surfaces. The touch screen is disposed on the front surface to be used as a main operation interface of the smart mobile communication device. The two sensors are disposed on the at least two opposite holding surfaces respectively to be used as secondary operation interfaces of the smart mobile communication device. Accordingly, the convenience for operating the smart mobile communication device can be enhanced.08-01-2013
20130203464Radar/laser emission Detecting cell phone attachment device - A radar/laser emission detecting unit which is an attachment to a personal cell phone, wherein the emission detector unit can only detect the radar and laser emissions, process the signal and transfer the signal to the personal cell phone containing a software application which interprets the signal and displays the warning through an audio unit and a display unit which can be seen and heard by the driver.08-08-2013
20120302288Cellular Telephone Docking Interface - A cellular telephone interface and generalized dock that is particularly adapted for use with ANDROID™ telephones which can also connect a wide variety of other mobile telephones to different types of docks, alarm clocks, music platforms and other external devices. Data and audio can both be transmitted via the telephone's headphone jack through a single cable supplying an audio path for playing music and other audio applications as well as a data path for control. An API can be supplied to run on the telephone that allows user applications to interface a wide range of docking and control functions. The API provides a command set with commands that can control a generalized dock and monitor its status. Typically an application is also supplied on the telephone that directly interfaces to the data channel between the telephone and the dock to allow seamless access by the API and hence user Apps to functions on the dock. The dock unit can providing charging current for the telephone through the USB port with a second cable. The dock unit can also contain several control buttons that can be made to mimic keys on the telephone. A handheld remote can optionally be used with the generalized dock to also provide remote control. A button push on the dock unit or the handheld remote can cause an application running in the docked telephone to communicate with a remote server, in particular to transfer media metadata that allows the creation of playlists.11-29-2012
20130095890INFORMATION PROVIDING APPARATUS, TERMINAL DEVICE, INFORMATION PROVIDING SYSTEM, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM - An information providing apparatus includes a receiving unit and a transmitting unit. The receiving unit receives, from a terminal device connected to the information providing apparatus via a communication path, operation state information indicating an operation state of the terminal device. If it is determined, based on the operation state information, that the terminal device is in a specific operation state associated with an image processing operation, the transmitting unit transmits to the terminal device one or plural pieces of specific information associated with an image processing operation executable after the specific operation state has been completed. When transmitting the plural pieces of specific information to the terminal device, the transmitting unit transmits the plural pieces of specific information to the terminal device in accordance with priorities. The priorities are assigned to the plural pieces of specific information in accordance with the specific operation state.04-18-2013
20130210489SMARTPHONE DATABOOST - A multi-display device can interface with two or more different types of docking stations. The device can determine the type of dock and change the pin outs for a connector to interface with that dock. Once docked, the device can determine a charge status for the device and the dock to present the status to the user. Further, the dock can enter one of several modes, including a call receipt mode and an entertainment mode. The modes allow for expanded functionality for the device while docked. Two particular docks, the laptop dock and the smart dock, provide special functionality with the device.08-15-2013
20130210488IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME - Provided is a method of controlling an image display device. The method includes: confirming whether first and second terminals are connected to the image display device; when the first and second terminals are connected to the image display device, receiving application information of the first terminal and application information of the second terminal; and displaying the received application information of each terminal.08-15-2013

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