Wireless Connection Patents (Class 345/2.3)
  • Patent number: 10338877
    Abstract: An electronic device including a wireless communication processor configured to wirelessly communicate with at least one other electronic device; a display; and a controller configured to execute a web application of a web browser installed on the electronic device, display an execution screen of the web application on the display, extract a web code of the web application associated with the execution screen, and transmit the extracted web code to the at least one other electronic device through the wireless communication unit such that screen information related to the execution screen is displayed on a display of the at least one other electronic device using the web code without executing a corresponding web application on the at least one other electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hyojin Song, Dongyoung Lee, Soonbo Han, Sangjo Park
  • Patent number: 10289374
    Abstract: A display system includes an information processing apparatus and a projector, in which the information processing apparatus includes a display unit, a communication unit, and a PC control unit that causes the display unit to display information regarding the projector with which communication is performed via the communication unit. The projector includes a communication unit, a remote control light receiving unit, and a PJ control unit that transmits an operation detection command via the communication unit in a case where the operation is received by the remote control light receiving unit. In a case where the operation detection command is received via the communication unit, the PC control unit changes an appearance of information regarding the projector having transmitted the operation detection command among information pieces displayed by the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Toshiki Fujimori
  • Patent number: 10284705
    Abstract: A method for controlling a smart device is described. The interface circuitry of a user device for controlling the smart device receives basic information of the smart device that enables a connection of the smart device into an Internet of Things network. A control signal is provided to the smart device via the interface circuitry to control, according to the basic information. The smart device is connected into the Internet of Things network. A preset function configuration of the smart device is obtained when the smart device is connected into the Internet of Things network. A control component is determined to enable a control of the smart device according to the preset function configuration. For a user interface, a controller template is generated to include the control component. The smart device is controlled based on an operation on the control component in the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Tian Zheng, Sheng Tang, Hao Ye, Ni Su, Qian Wu, Difei Chen, Zhiping Wang, Tantan Zhang, Chao Luo
  • Patent number: 10275264
    Abstract: A method receives a resource adapter for use in connecting a first source to a second source. The resource adapter is parsed to determine a resource adapter configuration in a hierarchical format that includes activation entries and activator entries. A user interface is displayed including the activation entries with inputs for values and a value that is input for an activation entry is received. The method accesses one or more of the activator entries to determine an activator entry that is linked to the activation entry via linking information. The activator entry includes an activator value. The method compares the inputted value to the activator value to determine a visibility status for the activator entry and dynamically causes a change to the visibility status of the activator entry on the user interface based on the comparing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Wenli Zhang, Anil Samudrala
  • Patent number: 10254911
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to device configuration user interfaces. A first electronic device with a first touch-sensitive display is in a paired relationship with a remote second electronic device with a second display. The first device displays a user interface that includes one or more representations of locations on the second display. The first device detects a user input on the first display at a representation of a first location on the second display, where the representation of the first location includes an affordance. The first device detects movement of the user input from the representation of the first location to a representation of a second location on the second display. In response to detecting the movement of the user input from the representation of the first location to the representation of the second location, the first device associates the affordance with the second location on the second display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Lawrence Y. Yang
  • Patent number: 10198034
    Abstract: An electronic badge may be worn by a user to enable public communication and expression. The badge includes an electronic display screen, and one or more wireless transceivers. The wireless transceivers may communicate with wireless base stations or beacons to track user presence at a particular location. A smartphone application may be utilized by users to control badge display content and/or facilitate interaction with third party information services, such as social media services, event attendance services, or advertising services. In other embodiments, the badge may communicate directly with such third party services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventors: Darko Ivanovic, Marko Gosovic, Lazar Obrenovic, Goran Gosovic, Jovan Gosovic
  • Patent number: 10105594
    Abstract: Systems, methods and articles of manufacture for managing a wearable garment device. Embodiments include determining an identification credential that uniquely identifies a player within an interactive gaming environment. A gameplay state of the player within the interactive gaming environment is retrieved. The gameplay state includes at least one of a rank of the player, one or more accomplishments of the player and a group to which the player belongs within the interactive gaming environment. Embodiments determine a wearable garment device having a preexisting association with the player within the interactive gaming environment. The wearable garment device is configured with one or more display devices. A graphical depiction of at least a portion of the gameplay state is generated and embodiments cause the generated graphical depiction to be output for display using the one or more display devices of the wearable garment device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael P. Goslin, Silpa Ankem, Anila Godhania, Paul J. Lee, Joshua M. Noble, Joseph L. Olson, Jasjot G. Sodhi
  • Patent number: 10084898
    Abstract: A mobile device case or cover can include a display module that can display notifications or other useful data to users. The display module can communicate wirelessly with the mobile device to obtain notifications. In addition, in some embodiments, the display module can communicate with a secondary mobile device (such as a phone in a user's pocket) to obtain notifications or other data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Incipio, LLC
    Inventors: Carlos Del Toro, Andy Fathollahi
  • Patent number: 9843833
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for enabling presentation of supplemental application content to display devices while particular content is rendered on the display device. One example method includes receiving a request, at a server, to register a display device. The display device has hardware for communication over the Internet with the server. The display device further includes hardware for communication with a broadcast television provider that provides broadcast content to the display device. The method also includes registering the display device with the server. The registering includes receiving attributes of the display device. Also included is receiving information, at the server, regarding content rendered on the display device, and sending to the display device application data for at least one of the applications of the display device. The application data is correlated to the content rendered on the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Yahoo Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald Jacoby
  • Patent number: 9830639
    Abstract: Disclosed are a system and method for providing a product order service in an electronic transaction. With the system and method, it is possible to conveniently order an online/offline product through an electronic transaction and also make and distribute a simple app for a small retail shop such as a fried chicken shop, by transmitting purchaser information required for an order to the partner company server in addition to payment-related information about purchase of the specific product or cooperating with a partner-company-related application service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: eBay Korea Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Phil Jae Kim
  • Patent number: 9756439
    Abstract: Methods and devices for flexible and adaptable outputting of audio files in text or audio format based on certain parameters are described. Before delivering an acquired audio file to a user, the methods and devices described herein detect a current value of a pre-specified parameter, such as an environmental noise parameter, a mute setting parameter, a ring tone setting parameter, an audio/video playback parameter, or a setting parameter of an application acquiring the audio file, and compare the current value of the pre-specified parameter with a preset condition for the same parameter. The methods and devices described herein with output the audio file or a text file created from the audio file depending on the result of the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Shundong Gao, Jingxian Guan, Xin Xie
  • Patent number: 9727294
    Abstract: A system, mobile device and method for displaying a medical image using multiple mobile devices are disclosed. A master mobile device for displaying a medical image includes a communication unit, a device information collection unit, and an arrangement designation unit. The communication unit wirelessly communicates with surrounding mobile devices and a medical image provision system. The device information collection unit searches for surrounding slave mobile devices that are to operate as slaves via the communication unit, collects the device information of each of the retrieved slave mobile devices while communicating with the retrieved slave mobile devices, and control the communication unit to transmit device information of the master mobile device and the collected device information to the medical image provision system. The arrangement designation unit receives recommended arrangement information from the medical image provision system, and outputs the recommended arrangement information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Infinitt Healthcare Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang Wook Cho, Jin Jun Kim
  • Patent number: 9696815
    Abstract: According to one aspect of the present invention, there is provided a method for providing a user interface, comprising the steps of: (a) acquiring information on postures or motions of a first device and a second device, and sensing an input event specified on the basis of a relative relationship between the posture or motion of the first device and that of the second device; and (b) in response to the occurrence of the input event, causing at least some of contents and functions provided on the first device to be provided on the second device, or causing at least some of contents and functions provided on the second device to be provided on the first device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Futureplay Inc.
    Inventor: Sung Jae Hwang
  • Patent number: 9467359
    Abstract: Systems and methods for facilitating cross device resumable media content consumption. In an aspect, a system includes an update component that receives a media statistics update where the media statistics update includes information identifying an account, media content identification information, and a first playback time position associated with media content. A monitoring component is also included that identifies when the account accesses the media content associated with the media content identification information. A resume component is also included that plays back the media content at the first playback time position in response to identifying an access of the media content associated with the account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Michal Januszewski
  • Patent number: 9423910
    Abstract: A display device and method having a pattern are provided. The display device includes a plurality of color filters which correspond to one or more sub-pixels constituting a pixel of the display device; and a black matrix formed between the plurality of color filters, wherein the one or more sub-pixels include one or more position marks indicating an absolute position of each pixel of the display device and one or more error correction marks for correcting an error when the one or more position marks are detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Seong-Min Seo, Kang-Nam Kim, In-Kuk Yun
  • Patent number: 9420128
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to systems and methods for ensuring proximity between a first, e.g., mobile device, such as a smart phone, and a second, e.g., immobile device, such as a multi-function device. The invention can include the second device displaying a pattern that represents a series of movements, which a user of the first device can mimic. The first device can thus prove that it and its user are in proximity to the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gavan L. Tredoux, Roger T. Kramer
  • Patent number: 9395948
    Abstract: An information acquiring unit acquires from a server the same type of information to be shown correspondingly in vehicle-mounted apparatuses with respect to one content, and information display units cause their displays to show the information to be shown correspondingly in the apparatuses from the same type of information acquired by the information acquiring unit. An operation for a content acquisition request by one of the plurality of vehicle-mounted apparatuses may only be required for showing the same type of information in synchronization on displays of the vehicle-mounted apparatuses, without separate operations for a content acquisition request in the vehicle-mounted apparatuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Alpine Electronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Shinya Yoshikawa
  • Patent number: 9268518
    Abstract: Methods and devices for selectively presenting a user interface or “desktop” across two devices are provided. More particularly, a unified desktop is presented across a device and a computer system that comprise a unified system. The unified desktop acts as a single user interface that presents data and receives user interaction in a seamless environment that emulates a personal computing environment. To function within the personal computing environment, the unified desktop includes a process for docking and undocking the device with the computer system. The unified desktop presents desktops or windows based on a set of pre-determined rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Paul E. Reeves, Sanjiv Sirpal, Martin Gimpl
  • Patent number: 9262601
    Abstract: Disclosed is a technique for allowing a user of the mobile communication terminal to block transmission of screen information to a remotely connected computer through a simple handling of an alert message outputted through a status bar, without having to input a command or activate a program associated with an icon during a remote control session. As a result, the user's personal information is protected while at the same time allowing the remote computer and the mobile communication terminal to communicate data effectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: RSUPPORT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hyungsu Seo
  • Patent number: 9167194
    Abstract: A projector includes a network interface card, a basic input output system, and a service set identifier module. The network interface card is configured to communicate with a computer. The basic input output system is in communication with the network interface card, and is configured to store a model number and identification data for the projector. The service set identifier module is in communication with the basic input output system, and is configured to retrieve the model number and the identification data, and to utilize the model number and the identification data to create a unique service set identifier for the projector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: Samuel D'Alessio, Thanh Pham
  • Patent number: 9134762
    Abstract: A mobile device case or cover can include a display module that can display notifications or other useful data to users. The display module can communicate wirelessly with the mobile device to obtain notifications. In addition, in some embodiments, the display module can communicate with a secondary mobile device (such as a phone in a user's pocket) to obtain notifications or other data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Incipio Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Carlos Del Toro, Andy Fathollahi
  • Patent number: 9062856
    Abstract: The invention relates to a primary light converter (1) for converting primary light (3) into secondary light (4). An electrical light conversion unit (2) converts at least a part of the primary light (3) into the secondary light (4), and an energy converter (5) converts at least a part of the primary light (3) into electrical energy, wherein the electrical light conversion unit (2) is adapted to be driven by the electrical energy from the energy converter (5). The invention relates further to a lighting apparatus comprising one or several of the primary light converters. It is not necessary to electrically connect the one or several primary light converters via a wire to an external power supply. This reduces the space required for the primary light converter and the lighting apparatus and increases the variability of possible arrangements of the one or several primary light converters and lighting systems comprising such primary light converters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Ties Van Bommel, Rifat Ata Mustafa Hikmet, Yongfeng Ni
  • Publication number: 20150123876
    Abstract: A digital glass enhanced media system (DGEMS) is provided that is capable of performing routing and processing of audio and video inputs received from a plurality of digital glass devices, as well as a plurality of agencies, in order to provide enhanced and coordinated information distribution among the digital glass devices. Such routing may include distributing information received from the devices to relevant agencies providing assistance to the wearers of those devices, as well as to other team member devices. Control is also provided, such that a user of such a digital glass device car select how or what information is received. In this manner, coordinated information distribution can be provided so as to allow users to optimize the coordination of their teamwork.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: Mutualink, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. WENGROVITZ, Joseph R. Mazzarella
  • Patent number: 9024956
    Abstract: A digital image viewing system comprises a wireless phone unit, a battery charger for the wireless phone unit and a digital photo frame in short-range wireless communication with the wireless phone unit. The digital photo frame may include phone function unit. Usual slide show is played on display of digital photo frame and replaced by a special image when a speaker of digital photo frame plays a ringer melody. The special image relates to a person causing the ringer melody. An operation at the wireless phone unit is transmitted to the digital photo frame through the short-range wireless communication to change the special image back to the usual slide show. Upon receipt of e-mail with image data attached, cellar phone automatically but conditionally opens the e-mail and takes out the image data to transmit it to digital photo frame through the short-range wireless communication or direct contact with battery charger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: NL Giken Incorporated
    Inventor: Masahide Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9013318
    Abstract: An electronic shelf label system is provided. There is provided a method in which an electronic shelf label periodically transmits its remaining battery capacity to a server in a electronic shelf label system according to the present invention, and the server converts the battery level into a remaining battery life (time) and provides the same, so that a manager can check the remaining battery life in a management mode of the server and a terminal, and easily manage an electronic shelf label using a battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: LG Innotek Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ji Hye Kim, Yong Taek Oh
  • Publication number: 20150097758
    Abstract: A display apparatus which can communicate with an information terminal via a network is disclosed. The display apparatus includes a receiving unit which receives content data which are caused to be displayed on the display apparatus and reproduction control information on reproduction of the content data from the information terminal, an execution information generation unit which causes the reproduction control information to be execution information corresponding to the display apparatus, and a display unit which causes the content data to be displayed on the display apparatus based on the execution information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: Hiroshi MAEDA
  • Publication number: 20150084839
    Abstract: An image display device for displaying an image based on an image signal input from a plurality of image supply devices via a network includes a storage section storing connection information used for the image supply device being connected to the image display device via the network, an encoding section encoding the connection information to generate a connection information code which can be recognized by the image supply device, a display section displaying the connection information code and the image based on the image signal input from the image supply device, and an image control section dividing an image display area of the display section into a plurality of divisional areas, and displaying the image based on the image signal input from respective one of the image supply devices in each of the divisional areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Hiroyuki ICHIEDA
  • Patent number: 8983539
    Abstract: The present specification relates to a smart watch, a display device, and a method of controlling therefor, and more particularly, if a display unit of the smart watch and a display unit of the display device face an identical direction, to a method of providing contents related to each other to each of the display units. The smart watch includes a communication unit to transmit a connection signal and a position state of the smart watch to a display device and receive an execution signal of a first content from the display device, a display unit to display the first content, a sensor unit to detect the position state of the smart watch, a camera unit to sense an image in a front direction, and a processor to control the communication unit, the display unit, the sensor unit, and the camera unit and execute a received control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jihwan Kim, Jongho Kim, Doyoung Lee, Eunhyung Cho, Sinae Chun
  • Publication number: 20150070250
    Abstract: Technologies are generally described for controlling remote display. In some examples, a method for controlling a remote display device using a handheld computing device includes receiving, by a handheld computing device, one or more data from one or more remote display devices over a wireless communication network, selecting a remote display device based on the received data and sending a control signal to the selected remote display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Young-Tae Chang
  • Publication number: 20150061970
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for sharing a screen with a counterpart electronic device in an electronic device are provided. In the method, connection with at least one counterpart electronic device is performed. Data to display on the electronic device or data to transmit to the counterpart electronic device are determined. Data is transmitted to the counterpart electronic device. Data transmission to the counterpart electronic device is stopped based on state information of the electronic device or the counterpart electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Chi-Hwan Kim, Su-Hyun Kim, Hyun-Soo Kim, Soon-Hyun Cha
  • Publication number: 20150061969
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a wearable glass-type terminal including a body that is formed to be worn on a user's face, a wireless communication unit that is wirelessly connected to an input device and a plurality of output devices and configured to receive data from the input device and transmit data to the output devices, a camera that is mounted to the body and configured to detect one of the plurality of output devices, and a controller that is configured to control the wireless communication unit to transmit data received from the input device to the output device detected by the camera.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Jumin CHI, Jinwook RO, Yeseul JANG, Inyong HWANG
  • Publication number: 20150061972
    Abstract: A method for providing a service related to a plurality of mirroring images displayed on a screen of a sink device is provided. The method includes determining a first object in a first mirroring image that is displayed on the screen of the sink device, based on a user input, as the first object is moved to a location in a second mirroring image that is displayed on the screen of the sink device, determining a second object that corresponds to the location to which the first object has been moved, determining a service related to the first object and the second object, from among services provided via the second mirroring image, and outputting a result of the determined service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Ji-hwan SEO, Pil-seob KANG, Soo-ho CHANG, Seong-il HAHM
  • Publication number: 20150061971
    Abstract: A system and method for presenting content through a plurality of electronic devices are provided. The method includes presenting content through a plurality of electronic devices comprising at least a first electronic device and a second electronic device, wherein the presenting of the content comprises displaying a first portion of the content through the first electronic device and displaying a second portion of the content through the second electronic device, identifying an input for at least one of the plurality of electronic devices while the content is being displayed, setting the plurality of electronic devices as a first group comprising the first electronic device and a second group comprising the second electronic device, based on at least the input, and independently presenting the content through the first group and the second group, based on the setting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Keunha CHOI, Jimin KIM, Jin HEO, Hyunsoo KIM, Soonhyun CHA, Hyunmun KIM
  • Patent number: 8971809
    Abstract: Disclosed is a dummy touch screen system. The dummy touch screen system includes a host mobile terminal and a dummy touch screen. Here, the host mobile terminal includes a first touch screen unit having a first touch panel and a first display, a first application module driven by receiving a first touch signal generated by a touch of the first touch panel, a first display module receiving a first image signal output by a drive of the first application module, a first image communication module receiving a second image signal output by the drive of the first application module, and a first human interface device (HID) module transmitting a touch signal transmitted from the outside to the first application module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventor: Soon Chang Lee
  • Patent number: 8963803
    Abstract: A method comprising providing multiple video units in an array, playing video content on the video units in a synchronized manner, and detecting when one of the video units is removed from the array. In response to detecting removal of the video unit, the video content played on the video units remaining in the array in a synchronized manner is adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Duncan Kerr, Daniel T. Preston, Nicholas V. King, Ho Chi Andrew Chin
  • Patent number: 8958018
    Abstract: A remote control device for a separate electronic device to be controlled has a secondary display screen, at least one user-input mechanism, and at least one microprocessor running a user interface application for use in providing control over operation of the electronic device to be controlled. The user interface application causes a user interface to be displayed on the display screen of the remote control device, and the user interface displayed on the display screen graphically mirrors a corresponding user interface independently run by the electronic device to be controlled. The remote control device also has a transmitter and receiver mounted within the body enabling a two-way wireless communication link to be established with the electronic device to be controlled. Apparatus and a method for controlling operation of a media display system are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Brian J. Sibilsky, Ramy S. Ayoub, Loren J. Rittle, Wu-Hsi Li, Alvin D. Yates
  • Patent number: 8947321
    Abstract: A device, system, and method for determining a location of micro digital signage devices includes generating and transmitting a unique identifier corresponding to each micro digital signage device. Each micro digital signage device is to display its corresponding unique identifier and capture an image of other micro digital signage devices located on an opposite side of an aisle. The captured images are to be stitched together to generate a composite image. The unique identifiers of the micro digital signage devices are to be identified and the location of each micro digital signage device is to be determined using a known location of one of the micro digital signage devices as a reference. Each micro digital signage device identified from the composite image is to clear its corresponding unique identifier from display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas A. Birch, Michael J. Kasper
  • Publication number: 20150029078
    Abstract: A mobile electronic display device comprising: a frame through which a license plate is mounted to a motor vehicle; one or more electronic displays mounted to the frame such that the one or more electronic displays are located adjacent to the mounted license plate; a controller in electrical communication with the one or more electronic displays, wherein the controller causes media content to be displayed on the one or more electronic displays; and a wireless input mechanism in communication with the controller through which media content is received and presented to the controller for the controller to cause to be displayed on the one or more electronic displays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Nidhish Jose
  • Patent number: 8941556
    Abstract: An electronic workspace may be created from multiple viewer devices. The viewer devices are coordinated so that each exhibits a different visual identification characteristic such as a distinct or unique color. Content can be assigned by way of a user interface in which individual viewer devices are represented by visual icons that exhibit the same visual identification characteristics as the respective viewer devices, so that a user may easily distinguish between the available viewer devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: James David Meyers
  • Publication number: 20150009097
    Abstract: A method for controlling a combined display in an electronic device includes: performing connection to at least one sub-electronic device; receiving an image from the at least one sub-electronic device; and identifying relative position information of the at least one sub-electronic device with respect to the electronic device by using the image; and configuring the combined display in cooperation with the at least one sub-electronic device by using the relative position information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Woong-Seok Yang, Jin-Wan An, Chul-Hyung Yang, Yong-Gil Han, Sung-Jun Kim
  • Publication number: 20150009098
    Abstract: Systems and methods are operable to concurrently present images on a small display of a mobile media device and a large display of a media presentation system. An exemplary method receives emulated information from a mobile media device, wherein the emulated information corresponds to at least one image that is being currently presented on a display of the mobile media device; generates at least one image based upon the received emulated information, wherein the at least one image is configured for presentation on a display of a media system; and communicates the at least one image to a display of the media system. The image presented on the display of the media system is substantially the same image presented on the display of the mobile media device. The image presented on the display of the media system is substantially larger than the image presented on the display of the mobile media device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: ECHOSTAR TECHNOLOGIES L.L.C.
    Inventor: Nicholas Newell
  • Publication number: 20150009099
    Abstract: Certain embodiments herein may include systems and methods for facilitating communication between mobile devices and display devices. According to certain embodiments, various types of connections may be established for communication between mobile devices and display devices. The type of connection may be based on numerous factors, including networks accessible to the mobile devices and display devices, capabilities of the mobile devices and display devices, and requirements associated with a software application running on a display device or on a device associated with the display device. Example connection types may involve a server intermediary which may establish a communication connection and proxy or relay content between mobile devices and display devices. Other connection types may not involve a server intermediary, for example, when a mobile device interacts with a display device to control a real-time game application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventor: Alan Queen
  • Publication number: 20140368411
    Abstract: A mobile equipment includes an alternative display searching part sending an alternative display list request including current position information indicating the current position of the mobile equipment to a server, receiving from the server an alternative display list representing a list of display devices located near the current position, and selecting an alternative destination display device from the alternative display list on the basis of an inter-device distance between each of the display device and the mobile equipment, an ME short-distance radio communication part sending a distance measuring signal request signal to the display devices by short-distance radio communication and estimating the inter-device distance on the basis of the field strength of a distance measuring signal sent from the display devices, and an ME network connection part sending event information of the mobile equipment to the alternative destination display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Masakatsu Tsukamoto, Yasuo Morinaga, Masashi Tagaya
  • Patent number: 8913183
    Abstract: A video projector, a cluster of video projectors and a method for wirelessly transmitting image data within the cluster of video projectors. The video projector includes a first antenna located at a first side of the projector and a second antenna located at a second side of the projector, opposite to the first side. Image data is divided into sub-parts, and distributed by assigning each image data sub-part to a video projector. A video projector receiving image data sub-parts extracts and stores the image data sub-part assigned to it, and retransmits image data sub-parts assigned to respectively a second and third video projectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Laurent Frouin, Lionel Tocze, Pierre Visa
  • Patent number: 8913008
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides improved generation of images using a handheld electronic device. Motion of the handheld electronic device is detected using a sensor of the handheld electronic device and data, dependent upon the sensed motion, is transmitted from the device to a remote electronic device. An image, representative of the sensed motion of the handheld electronic device and generated from the transmitted data, is rendered on a display of the remote electronic device and provides a user with visual feedback of the motion of the handheld electronic device. The image data may be generated by the handheld electronic device or by the remote electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Robert George Oliver, Christopher Harris Snow, Nazih Almalki, Jeffrey Alton Hugh Dods
  • Patent number: 8913100
    Abstract: A mobile device, and a method and computer program product for displaying a streaming video image at the mobile device during a packet based video call via a channel established over a wireless communication network, the method includes receiving a speed indication of the mobile device and sending said indication to a communication client application; and responsive to receiving said indication, the communication client application is configured to limit the amount of information in the streaming video image that is supplied for display on a display of the mobile device during the video call when the speed of the mobile device is greater than, or equal to, a first predetermined speed threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Skype
    Inventor: Sten Tamkivi
  • Publication number: 20140361954
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for use with a presentation system including at least first and second display screens, the method comprising the steps of receiving a wireless association request signal from a user device identifying the user device, identifying the presentation system and requesting that the user device be associated with the presentation system, associating the user device with the presentation system, providing first presentation system specifying information to the user device, receiving a selection signal from the user device indicating a subset of the presentation system display screens, associating the user device with the selected subset of display screens, receiving data from the user device and using the received data from the user device to present information via the selected subset of display screens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Lewis Epstein
  • Patent number: 8909299
    Abstract: An ad hoc imaging capability allows a plurality of mobile devices to render an ad hoc image at a venue, such as a sports arena. A mobile ad hoc image (“MAHI”) application can be downloaded to the spectators' mobile devices prior to the event. Seat location of a user is used by the MAHI application to select and display an image, which is a pixel of the ad hoc image. The ad hoc image can be animated or static. An authoring tool allows creation of an ad hoc image data structure whereby a previously created image or animation is mapped to the venue seating configuration. The ad hoc image data can be downloaded to, and cached by, the mobile device along with downloading the application, or the ad hoc image data can be streamed to the mobile device when the ad hoc image is to be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Marc Mercuri, James Oliver Tisdale, III
  • Publication number: 20140347251
    Abstract: A system, mobile device and method for displaying a medical image using multiple mobile devices are disclosed. A master mobile device for displaying a medical image includes a communication unit, a device information collection unit, and an arrangement designation unit. The communication unit wirelessly communicates with surrounding mobile devices and a medical image provision system. The device information collection unit searches for surrounding slave mobile devices that are to operate as slaves via the communication unit, collects the device information of each of the retrieved slave mobile devices while communicating with the retrieved slave mobile devices, and control the communication unit to transmit device information of the master mobile device and the collected device information to the medical image provision system. The arrangement designation unit receives recommended arrangement information from the medical image provision system, and outputs the recommended arrangement information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: INFINITT HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sang Wook Cho, Jin Jun Kim
  • Patent number: 8897707
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and systems are described for bumping a mobile device, such as a smart phone, against a fixed poster board display at a store to initiate a download of coupons, advertisements, or other benefits to the mobile device. Products can be rated by a user's up/down bump or other bump patterns. Using accelerometer-based inertial measurements, multiple users can control multiple mouse cursors on a large display with their mobile devices in order to select information to be downloaded to their mobile devices. The multiple users can bump the display in order to select their items simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventors: Patrick Faith, Mark Carlson, Ayman Hammad