Display Patents (Class 340/7.55)
  • Patent number: 10333512
    Abstract: Relays can be used in a variety of applications that use a smaller signal to control a higher power load. Some example loads include motors, stadium lighting and the like. Mechanical relays consist of a coil controlling a magnet that moves electrical contacts. Solid state relays can offer advantages such as lower power consumption and higher reliability than mechanical relays. However, using a solid state relay in a system designed for a mechanical relay can require some significant changes to the system. This disclosure presents a device, a system and technique to operate a solid state relay (SSR) in applications that use mechanical relays while minimizing the need for potentially costly modifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Ramdas Rangnath Ugale, Jerome Py
  • Patent number: 10283084
    Abstract: A portable information display device 1 is disclosed comprising an electronic display module 2 comprising a substantially rectangular display screen 6 and an optical element 14 arranged in front of the electronic display module to form a non-rectangular optical frame extending outside the rectangular display screen. Illuminating means 22, 34 behind the optical frame is arranged to illuminate at least one icon 8 defined by the optical element outside the rectangular display screen, and an electronic controller 24 for the illuminating means is arranged to selectively illuminate the at least one icon outside the rectangular display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: TOMTOM INTERNATIONAL B.V.
    Inventors: Samuel Mark Broadbent, Andrew John Roy Tattersfield, Nicholas Alexander Evans
  • Patent number: 9823834
    Abstract: A quick access function setting method for a touch control device is provided, comprising: establishing one-to-one correspondence relation between input gestures of a touch screen and a designated quick access module; saving parameters of the input gestures in the memory area of a central processing unit; regularly detecting input signals in a touch control area and recording the input signals into a memory of the central processing unit by the touch screen in the working state; comparing the input signals with the parameters in the memory area, and executing the corresponding quick access function template if the input signals are matched with the parameters. By the method, it is able to conveniently and quickly access the required function module, and even access the function module with the keyboard locked, thus saving time for searching the function templates on the touch interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: GUANG DONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuanqing Zeng
  • Patent number: 9791943
    Abstract: An apparatus may include a first panel having a first user interface that includes a keyboard. The apparatus may also include a second panel coupled via a hinge to the first panel in a clamshell structure. The second panel may include a first display side to present information in a first display mode when the apparatus is arranged in an open position, and a second display side to present information in a second display mode when the apparatus is arranged in a closed position. Other embodiments are disclosed and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tim Hulford
  • Patent number: 9740952
    Abstract: Exemplary methods and processing systems for determining whether an audio video (AV) source is performing closed captioning (CC) rendering properly, are described. An AV stream including one or more AV frames is received from the AV source; for each frame from the AV stream the following operations are performed: detecting a CC image in the frame; cropping the CC image from the frame; and outputting the CC image and metadata associated with the frame. A caption file is generated based on the AV stream, where the caption file includes captioning information for the AV stream. The CC image and metadata output for a frame from the AV stream are compared with CC information within the caption file related to that frame to determine whether the AV source is performing CC rendering properly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Bhushan Ramnani, Anand Arun Joshi
  • Patent number: 9720882
    Abstract: Generating notifications comprising text and image data for client devices with limited display screens is disclosed. An image to be included in the notification is resized and reshaped using image processing techniques. The resized image is further analyzed to identify optimal portions for placing the text data. The text data can also be analyzed and shortened for including at the identified portion of resized image to generate a notification. The resulting notification displays the text and image data optimally within the limited screen space of the client device so that a user observing the notification can obtain the information at a glance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: YAHOO! INC.
    Inventors: Bin Ni, Jia Li
  • Patent number: 9699336
    Abstract: A function setting device includes a first operator and a second operator. The first operator is operated for selecting one function item from among plural function items forming a first menu and for setting the selected function item and for then selecting one function value from among plural function values of the set function item forming a second menu and for setting the selected function value, the second menu being provided for each function item. One function item is assigned to the second operator. The second operator sets the selection of the assigned function item when the second operator is operated for the first time and selects one function value from among plural function values of the set function item forming the second menu every time the second operator is operated for a subsequent time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takahisa Koga, Guodong Wang, Takeshi Ichimura, Tomohito Takagi
  • Patent number: 9614801
    Abstract: A system and method for facilitating email messaging combines the convenience of an auto-fill of the recipient fields in a standard email message with a blank canvas for composing a new, quick reply message. By selecting the quick reply feature that can be provided with the message view screen of an email utility, the user is shown a second user interface with a blank compose screen. The email recipients are automatically filled in from the message view screen of the current message. The quick reply message can be transmitted as an email message through the email utility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Stephane Karoubi, Ashish Sharma
  • Patent number: 9599680
    Abstract: According to one aspect, a portable electronic device sized and shaped to be received within a holster having a magnetic element. The portable electronic device includes an electronic compass adapted to measure a magnetic field of the magnetic element in at least two axes. When the measured pattern corresponds to a first pattern, the portable electronic device is adapted to determine that the portable electronic device is in the holster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Michael Joseph Pertuit, Jace William Files, Marc Edward Holbein
  • Patent number: 9582139
    Abstract: A method of configuring a mobile device includes providing for a mobile computing device a plurality of device profiles that each define a manner in which the mobile computing device interacts with a user, operating the mobile computing device using a first profile of the plurality of device profiles, automatically, and without user input, identifying by the mobile computing device that the mobile computing device has changed states, in response to the determining, presenting a user of the mobile computing device with a list of device profiles available to the mobile computing device and a selectable control for selecting one of the profiles in the list, receiving, from the user, an instruction to switch to a second profile of the device profiles in the list that is separate and distinct form the first profile, and configuring the mobile computing device to operate according to the second profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Erick Tseng
  • Patent number: 9571729
    Abstract: A monitoring camera includes an image pickup unit which captures an image of an object, a communication unit which receives superimposition information from a client apparatus through an IP network, a controller which determines whether the received superimposition information is larger than a first amount, an OSD generation unit which outputs part of the received superimposition information when the superimposition information is larger than the first amount and outputs the received superimposition information when the superimposition information is not larger than the first amount, and a compressing/encoding unit which superimposes the output superimposition information on the captured image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Kawawa
  • Patent number: 9535569
    Abstract: A system and method for a home multimedia container. The method includes accessing, within mobile device, a portion of an operating system corresponding to the mobile device and accessing a datastore corresponding to a home multimedia container. In one embodiment, the home multimedia container comprises a first object and a second object. The first object may be a first portion of content and the second object may be an application. The datastore may comprise information about the first object and the second object. The method further includes determining a first image based on the information about the first object and determining a second image based on an application icon corresponding to the application. The method further includes displaying the first image and the second image. In one embodiment, selection of the first image is operable to launch a first application operable to render the first portion of content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: RAKUTEN KOBO, INC.
    Inventors: James Wu, Robin Bennett, Daniel Hill, Anya Galkina
  • Patent number: 9497301
    Abstract: An alarm circuit applied in an electronic device includes an audio interface, an audio processor, a speaker, and a control unit. A first terminal of the control unit is coupled to the audio interface, to receive a first control signal or a second control signal. A second terminal of the control unit receives an alarm on/off signal. A third terminal of the control unit is coupled to the audio processor. When the second terminal of the control unit receives the alarm on signal, and the first terminal of control unit receives the first control signal meanwhile, the alarm on signal is transmitted to the alarm processor through the third terminal of the control unit, and the audio processor outputs the alarm signal through the speaker unit, to warn the user the mobile phone is being stolen immediately.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignees: HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (WuHan) CO., LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tong-Qi Huang, Chun-Sheng Chen
  • Patent number: 9471199
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for modifying notification settings on a mobile electronic device is provided, the mobile electronic device comprising a processing unit, a display, a memory, an input device, and at least one notification device. It is determined that the at least one notification device has been activated using a given notification setting. A menu list is responsively changed to include a notification setting change option, the menu list associated with the input device and stored in the memory, such that when the input device is activated, the display is controlled by the processing unit to provide a representation of the menu list such that the notification setting option can be selected and the given notification setting changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: BLACKBERRY LIMITED
    Inventors: Raymond Paul Vander Veen, David Paul Yach, Michael Thomas Hardy
  • Patent number: 9460599
    Abstract: A school perimeter security system includes a registry database including: registered student mobile device identifiers, registered non-student mobile device identifiers, and a matching of students with authorized non-students with whom the students are permitted to be paired with near the perimeter. At least three beacon devices are located within the school's perimeter, positioned to establish a boundary area near the perimeter, detect and establish communication with mobile devices entering the boundary area, obtain an identifier from each mobile device that enters the boundary area, and facilitate tracking of all mobile devices within the boundary area. The processor and beacon devices interact to identify every mobile device entering the boundary area, track their location within the boundary area, compare the identified mobile devices with identifiers in the registry database and, transmit an alert notice when a condition is satisfied but not transmit that alert when a different condition is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Susann M. Keohane, Shawn P. Mullen, Johnny M. Shieh
  • Patent number: 9424725
    Abstract: A school perimeter security system includes a registry database. The registry database includes: registered student mobile device identifiers, registered non-student mobile device identifiers, and a matching of students with authorized non-students with whom the students are permitted to be paired with near the perimeter. At least three beacon devices are located within the school perimeter, positioned to establish a boundary area near the perimeter, detect and establish communication with mobile devices entering the boundary area, obtain an identifier from each mobile device that enters the boundary area, and facilitate trilateration of all mobile devices within the boundary area. The processor and beacon devices cooperatively interact to identify every mobile device entering the boundary area, track the location of every mobile device within the boundary area, compare the identified mobile devices with identifiers in the registry database and, transmit an alert notice when a condition is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Susann M. Keohane, Shawn P. Mullen, Johnny M. Shieh
  • Patent number: 9426266
    Abstract: Systems and methods of providing a mobile phone cover are described. In some embodiments, the mobile phone cover may include, for example, a processor and lighting devices. The lighting devices may be operatively coupled to the processor. The processor may be configured, for example, to receive first signals based on second signals in which the second signals are generated by the mobile phone. The second signals may be indicative of an incoming call, an incoming message, a pending message, and/or a calendar alert (e.g., an upcoming appointment), for example. The processor may be configured to cause lighting of one or more of the lighting devices based on the first signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: STAR CO SCIENTIFIC TECHNOLOGIES ADVANCED RESEARCH CO, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas E. Coverstone, Evan J. Thompson
  • Patent number: 9301107
    Abstract: A communication device provides a message composition interface. In the message composition interface, the communication device presents a maximum allowable remaining number of characters allowable for further entry in the message only when a character count of the number of character inputs received in the message is greater than or equal to a warning count value. The warning count value is less than a maximum allowable number of characters of the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Leonid Vymenets, Henry Yao-Tsu Chen, Francis Thomas Riddle
  • Patent number: 9241016
    Abstract: A telecommunications device includes an electronic memory to store at least a network address and a random number code, and a sound unit to transmit the network address and the random number code via ultrasonic sound waves. The telecommunications device also includes a network interface to communicate via a data network using the network address and a processor to establish a communication session with another device over the data network based upon receipt of a response from the other device via the data network, the response including at least the random number code. The telecommunications device does not establish the communication session with the other device if the random number code is missing from the response or if the random number code in the response does not match the random number code transmitted in the ultrasonic sound waves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Ragnvald Barth, Sverre Huseby, Dan Peder Eriksen, Bjornar Snoksrud
  • Patent number: 9237227
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising: at least one processor; and at least one memory including computer program code, the at least one memory and the computer program code configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the apparatus to perform at least the following: identify a preferential use setting of a communications device, the preferential use setting being associated with a remote contact, or with a use pattern of the communications device, and being configured to provide a supplementary communication function during communications; and automatically activate the identified preferential use setting of the communications device when the communications device is used to communicate with the associated remote contact, or to communicate in accordance with the associated use pattern of the communications device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventor: Liang Zhang
  • Patent number: 9213449
    Abstract: A mobile terminal and a method of controlling the mobile terminal are provided. The method includes displaying a first screen on a display module; if a pressure-touch input is detected from the first screen, displaying one or more menu items associated with the first screen; choosing one of the menu items according to a level of pressure corresponding to the pressure-touch input; and if a predetermined amount of time elapses after the choosing of one of the menu items, performing an operation corresponding to the chosen menu item. Therefore, it is possible to control various operations performed by the mobile terminal in response to a pressure-touch input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Byung Eun Bong
  • Patent number: 9092545
    Abstract: Context data processing is described herein. One or more contexts are selected. Each context includes one or more attributes, and a plurality of data objects that satisfy the attributes. A list of data objects contained in the selected contexts is displayed. At least some of the data objects in the selected contexts are processed. Such processing may involve generating claim trees, citation trees, and data object families, which may be displayed using hyperbolic trees. In an embodiment, the contexts are groups. In other embodiment, the contexts are each associated with a data object type. In this latter embodiment, the contexts include data objects of their respective data object types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: ROSE BLUSH SOFTWARE LLC
    Inventors: Kevin G. Rivette, Irving S. Rappaport, Luke Hohmann, David Puglia, Andrew S. DeWolfe, David Goretsky, Adam Jackson, Scott Kurowski, Brian Park, Charles Rabb, Jr., Brent Rosenquist, Matthew Schnitz, David W. Smith, Thierry Paradan
  • Patent number: 9086797
    Abstract: A handwriting input device accepts an input of a handwriting; and allows a display unit to display a handwriting with a predetermined length from a starting point to a present input point from among handwritings received by the reception unit at a present input point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Kenji Nakajima, Naomi Iwayama
  • Patent number: 8976009
    Abstract: Provided is a system and method of updating a message displayed on an electronic screen via wireless communications device or remote website. Messages are entered into the communications device (input terminal) or web interface via verbal commands or entered text. The input is then transmitted to one or more electronic screens, where the message is displayed. Thus, users can update an electronic display without directly manipulating the display screen. Each electronic screen is in enabled to wirelessly communicate over cellular networks and via BlueTooth connections. These connection methods enable pairing of multiple electronic screens to a single wireless communications device, as well as allowing multiple communications devices to manipulate any given screen directly or via web interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Inventor: Peter McGie
  • Patent number: 8934835
    Abstract: A communications system includes a display configured to display at least one time variable image, at least one passive near field communications (NFC) device associated with the display, and a media device. An identifier is associated with the at least one passive NFC device. A mobile wireless communications device includes a second NFC device, a wireless transceiver, and a processor. The processor is configured to receive, via communication between the at least one passive NFC device and the second NFC device, an identifier for the at least one passive NFC device. The processor is also configured to send, via the wireless transceiver and to the media device, the identifier and the identifier time, and receive, from and media device and via the wireless transceiver, data relating to the at least one time variable image based upon the identifier and an identifier time based upon the identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventor: Michael Joseph Deluca
  • Patent number: 8907811
    Abstract: A networked display has multiple modes of operation. In the first operating mode, the display receives and shows information related to charging an electric vehicle. In a second mode of operation, the display receives and shows information related to home energy usage. Other operating modes may also be supported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Greenwave Systems Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Sonny Windstrup, Martin Manniche, Karl Jonsson
  • Patent number: 8886759
    Abstract: A system and method of interactive, location-based presentation and advertising that enables users with wireless network addressable communications devices to control multi-media content on network addressable screens and enables marketers to track, monitor and respond to users interactions in real time. A Proxy Gateway directs a network addressable client PC, connected to a digital display, to serve local content or pull content from one or more web servers. A wireless, network addressable device, typically a mobile phone, is used to communicate commands to the physically remote Proxy Gateway. The Proxy Gateway bridges between the communications device and the display by interpreting the commands from the communications device, forwarding them to the client PC which may pull content from the appropriate web server, or display native message content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Monster Media, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Randall, Stephen H. An, Jeffrey B. Potter
  • Publication number: 20140313014
    Abstract: A digital signage system and a method of providing information using the digital signage system are disclosed. The digital signage terminal includes an emergency detection unit, an emergency detection message generation unit, a communication unit, and an emergency alert message processing unit. The emergency detection unit collects the surrounding emergency-related information of the digital signage terminal. The emergency detection message generation unit generates an emergency detection message including the collected emergency-related information. The communication unit transmits the generated emergency detection message to a digital signage server, and receives an emergency alert message including an emergency alert corresponding to an emergency situation from the digital signage server. The emergency alert message processing unit parses the emergency alert message, and provides the emergency alert included in the emergency alert message to a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Mi-Young HUH, Wook HYUN, Sung-Hei KIM, Shin-Gak KANG
  • Patent number: 8648691
    Abstract: An electronic device and a method for changing housing colors thereof are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventors: Ziqiang Zuo, Shuqi Wang, Lingling Yao
  • Patent number: 8629758
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and media are provided for transmitting a message received from a paging network on a paging device to wireless or other electronic devices. The paging device establishes a radio connection with the wireless device and transmits the received messages to the wireless device through the established radio connection. In response to receiving a message from the paging device, the wireless device sends an acknowledgment to the paging network that the message was received and displays the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Critical Alert Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Oshinsky, Ed Meyercord, Ted McNaught
  • Publication number: 20130328665
    Abstract: A user of a programmable device has a context that may be evaluated and compared to a context of a notification generated by the operating system or an application running on the programmable device. The comparison may be used to generate one or more optional responses to the notification that may allow additional functionality beyond dismissing the notification or opening a corresponding event entry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Elizabeth F. Cranfill, Alessandro F. Sabatelli, Donald W. Pitschel
  • Patent number: 8564406
    Abstract: An improved pager with a touch-sensitive display screen and method for transmitting a message therefrom is provided. Inputting a message onto the touch-sensitive display screen greatly facilitates sending a message from the pager and is more versatile than using navigation or soft keys to transmit built-in messages or using a small keyboard to type in messages. The pager of the preferred embodiments is operative to convert the inputted symbols into a text message and transmit the text message to a paging network. Because the pager transmits the content represented by the inputted symbols, the pager of the preferred embodiments is more versatile than pagers using ink-based systems, which merely transmit the image of the inputted symbol. If the pager is equipped with a browser application, the message from the pager can take the form of a request to a server located in a telecommunication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Patrick Jay Walsh, Theodore James Myers
  • Patent number: 8552881
    Abstract: A method (600, 700) for providing situational awareness to a first individual using a first electronic device (102, 106, 108, 112). The method comprises generating a situational awareness display (400, 500) comprising a first image (404a, 404b, 404c, 504a, 504b, . . . , 504e) of a second individual using a second electronic device and information indicating a location of the second individual relative to the first individual. The situational awareness display is then displayed on the display screen of the first electronic device and/or the second electronic device. The situational awareness display can be generated and displayed prior to, concurrent with or subsequent to the start of a call. The image may be highlighted or otherwise marked to show when the second individual is speaking during the call. Additional images of individuals can be displayed within the situational awareness display if the call is a group call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Harris Corporation
    Inventor: Blake J. Nylund
  • Patent number: 8531287
    Abstract: Provided is a method for operating a wireless terminal. In the method, an event is detected through a user interface. Location information is detected through a wireless channel in response to the event detection. The detected event information and the detected location information are outputted to the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Hyung Jin Kim, Seong Chul Cho, Gweon Do Jo, Daeho Kim
  • Publication number: 20130181812
    Abstract: A reflective LCD, electronic ink or electrophoretic display panel presents a five day weather forecast representative of weather forecast data transmitted to the display location via a commercial paging service from a remote server. The server obtains forecast data from a commercial weather service, reformats selected data into compressed encoded data for efficient transmission in data packets simulcast to remote display devices via the paging network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Inventors: Benjamin I. Resner, David L. Rose, Nabeel Hyatt, Robert Dredge, Pritesh V. Gandhi
  • Publication number: 20130162397
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and system to reduce the students dismissal time procedure from schools and daycare facilities using a previously assigned ID tag (RFID, bar-code, etc) located at the student's transport, tag reader to read the ID tag, computer software which processes the ID tag information with the student-transport database already stored to send a notification to the student's waiting area when their transports have arrived and where they are located, also some safety measures can be optionally added to increase security and verify if the driver is authorized to pick up a specific student and notify parents or legal guardian electronically, (text message, e-mail, etc) when their kids are being picked up and by who.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Inventors: Mario Alberto Cano, Arturo Rafael Cano
  • Patent number: 8461970
    Abstract: A motor vehicle has a first display and a first camera. An environmental image of the part of the environment of the vehicle lying behind the motor vehicle can be recorded using the first camera and the environmental image recorded using the first camera can be completely or partially displayed on the first display. The first display is disposed inside the motor vehicle such that the recorded environmental image, or a part of the recorded environmental image, may be perceivable as a virtual image behind a side pane of the motor vehicle for a driver of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Daniel Birkemeyer, Michael Engler, J├╝rgen Wolf
  • Patent number: 8222995
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and media are provided for transmitting a message received from a paging network on a paging device to wireless or other electronic devices. The paging device establishes a radio connection with the wireless device and transmits the received messages to the wireless device through the established radio connection. In response to receiving a message from the paging device, the wireless device sends an acknowledgment to the paging network that the message was received and displays the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Critical Alert Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Oshinsky, Ed Meyercord, Ted McNaught
  • Publication number: 20120169466
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and media are provided for transmitting a message received from a paging network on a paging device to wireless or other electronic devices. The paging device establishes a radio connection with the wireless device and transmits the received messages to the wireless device through the established radio connection. In response to receiving a message from the paging device, the wireless device sends an acknowledgment to the paging network that the message was received and displays the message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2011
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Inventors: Stephen OSHINSKY, Ed Meyercord, Ted McNaught
  • Patent number: 8193908
    Abstract: An improved pager with a touch-sensitive display screen and method for transmitting a message therefrom is provided. Inputting a message onto the touch-sensitive display screen greatly facilitates sending a message from the pager and is more versatile than using navigation or soft keys to transmit built-in messages or using a small keyboard to type in messages. The pager of the preferred embodiments is operative to convert the inputted symbols into a text message and transmit the text message to a paging network. Because the pager transmits the content represented by the inputted symbols, the pager of the preferred embodiments is more versatile than pagers using ink-based systems, which merely transmit the image of the inputted symbol. If the pager is equipped with a browser application, the message from the pager can take the form of a request to a server located in a telecommunication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, LP
    Inventors: Patrick Jay Walsh, Theodore James Myers
  • Patent number: 8164488
    Abstract: A method includes determining a first flow characteristic of a flow, the flow comprising at least one targeted user. The method also includes generating for display a first message based on the first flow characteristic of the flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Shmuel Shaffer, Ramanathan T. Jagadeesan, Bich Tu Nguyen, Gregory D. Pelton, Labhesh Patel
  • Patent number: 8093993
    Abstract: An identification tag information reminder system and a method thereof are provided. The system comprises an identification tag, for storing a tag identification code, an identification condition data and a reminder message corresponding to the identification condition data; and a portable device, comprising a memory, for storing a plurality of predetermined reminder conditions; an identification tag access module, for accessing the tag identification code, the identification condition data and the reminder message corresponding to the identification condition data of the identification tag; a processing module, for comparing the predetermined reminder condition with the tag identification code and the identification condition data to generate a comparison result; and an indicating module, for outputting the reminder message according to the comparison result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: MStar Semiconductor, Inc.
    Inventors: Feng-Jian Chou, Meng-Shu Lee
  • Publication number: 20110260833
    Abstract: An event communication system involves facilitating entry by a user of one or more device addresses via a network accessible user interface of the event communication system. The device addresses are associated with alerts provided by the event communication system. Test alert messages targeted for the device addresses are sent via the user interface. The system sends alerts user devices corresponding to the one or more tested device addresses in response to predetermined events. The system may provide user access to historical copies of data relating to the alerts. Registration on the system involves storing a personal identity data of a student on a database and comparing the personal identity data to registration data entered via the user interface. Authentication is automatically provided based on the comparison.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Inventor: Karla S. Lemmon
  • Patent number: 7956719
    Abstract: An arrangement for handling communication messages in a building control system includes a communication circuit and a control device. The communication circuit is operable to provide a first message on a communication network to a remote building control system device and to receive a responsive message generated by a remote building control system device responsive to the first message. The communication circuit is further operable to perform a first operation if the responsive message is received within a first time-out period and to perform a second operation if the responsive message is received after a first time-out period has expired. The control device is operable to generate a plurality of different time-out period values corresponding to a plurality of building control system devices and to provide information identifying the plurality of different time-out period values and their corresponding building control system devices to the communication circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Siemens Industry Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Anderson, Jr., Bruno P. Landou
  • Patent number: 7767893
    Abstract: An individual entertainment display device which can produce lights and sounds as part of an entertainment presentation, and can be used individually or as part of a coordinated entertainment presentation with other display devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Eventis GmbH
    Inventors: Simon Hansel, Thomas Stienen
  • Patent number: 7659807
    Abstract: A device and method are provided for processing multimedia broadcast-related events in a portable terminal, and include a memory for storing character UI images according to multimedia broadcast-related events, an event collection section for collecting the multimedia broadcast-related events generated in the portable terminal and for generating event messages for discriminating the generated multimedia broadcast-related events, an agent control section including a plurality of specialists for processing the multimedia broadcast-related events, the agent control section determining specialists corresponding to the event messages, selecting and outputting character UI IDs corresponding to the multimedia broadcast-related events of the determined specialist, and processing feedback information on the corresponding events according to the feedback information of a user, and an agent expression section for outputting character images and texts which correspond to the multimedia broadcast-related events and the fe
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae-Ho Kim, Hyun-Ji Kim, Jeong-Wook Seo
  • Publication number: 20100001835
    Abstract: A customer paging and communications system comprising a base unit and a plurality of pagers. The base unit may include an input interface and a base unit processor that's configured to receive pager identifiers and then generate alert signals associated with the respective pager identifiers. The base unit may also include a base unit transmitter that transmits the pager identifiers, an informational message, and an alert signal to the pagers. Each of the pagers may be identified with a corresponding one of the pager identifiers and may comprise a pager receiver and pager processor configured to receive the corresponding pager identifier, an informational message, and an alert signal from the base unit. Each pager processor may be configured to generate an alert if a received alert signal is associated with the pager identifier associated with that particular pager. Each pager may also include a display that may be configured to display the informational message received from the base unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2009
    Publication date: January 7, 2010
    Inventors: Shawn P. Haley, John P. Manfreda, Mark J. Woloszyk, Robert M. Ford
  • Patent number: 7636040
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus for displaying and setting operating conditions of a peripheral device, includes: a display unit; an operating condition selection unit; a first comparison unit; and a first display control unit. The operating condition selection unit selects two or more operating conditions from a plurality of operating conditions. The first comparison unit comparing the selected two or more operating conditions for each of a plurality of operating condition items that constitute each operating condition. The first display control unit controls the display unit to display the selected two or more operating conditions by displaying, in a first display mode, an operating condition item whose value is different between the two or more operating conditions and by displaying, in a second display mode different from the first display mode, another operating condition item whose value is identical between the two or more operating conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2009
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yasunari Yoshida
  • Patent number: 7535340
    Abstract: An apparatus and method is provided for processing an application program-related event in a wireless terminal. In the apparatus, a memory stores character user interface (UI) images associated with application program-related events. An event collection part collects the application program-related events occurring in the wireless terminal, and generates an event message for identifying its associated application program-related event. An agent control part, including a plurality of specialists for processing the application program-related events, selects a specialist mapped to the event message, sets an alarm event for an application program-related event of the selected specialist, and upon arrival of an occurrence time of the alarm event, selects and outputs a character UI for information on the alarm event and processes user feedback information for an associated event in response to the feedback information received from a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2009
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae-Ho Kim, Hyun-Ji Kim, Jeong-Wook Seo
  • Patent number: 7453371
    Abstract: A menu is displayed on an input function installed display device such as a liquid crystal touch panel based on display information, which is generated from menu data obtained from a station, in other words from an operation target device. When a menu to be displayed is generated, such an idea is used that a displayed menu provides information most suitable for an owner by selecting and processing proper data matching personal information registered in advance in a remote controller out of the received menu data. Age, sex, settlement information or the like can be registered as personal information, some TV channels are restricted for an owner of minority, correct owner fees for transportation facilities, theaters and movie houses are displayed where age-dependent fees are adopted, and menus for restaurants are properly displayed where charges are different for different sexes. In addition, settlement can be made concurrently with ordering when settlement information such as in credit cards are stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2008
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Kaho Niyama, Itaru Hatanaka