Wireless Connection Patents (Class 345/2.3)
  • Patent number: 11190731
    Abstract: A content sharing system for sharing digital content within a conference space, where specific zones within the space are associated with different stations, includes at least one large common emissive surface arranged for viewing by users within the space, at least a first sensor device located within the space for identifying locations of portable computing devices used by conferees within the space, and a processor linked to the emissive surface and the sensor device. The processor is programmed to determine the location of a portable computing device within the space, recognize that the portable computing device is within one of the specific zones associated a station within the space, and, for each portable computing device that is at a station within the conference space, establish a wireless communication link with the portable computing device and enable the portable computing device to share content on the common emissive surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventor: Darrin Sculley
  • Patent number: 11044435
    Abstract: A driver circuit includes a first voltage conversion unit, a second voltage conversion unit, a third voltage conversion unit, a light driver and a control circuit. The first voltage conversion unit may convert a first voltage to a second voltage. The second voltage conversion unit may convert the second voltage to a third voltage in a non-electrically isolated manner. The third voltage conversion unit may convert the second voltage to a fourth voltage in a non-electrically isolated manner. The light driver may receive the third voltage and a control signal to generate a control current according to the control signal. The control circuit may receive the fourth voltage and an image signal to generate the control signal according to the image signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Qisda Corporation
    Inventors: Fang-Chieh Lu, Chi-Jen Chen, Chuan-Chu Chen, Ching-Ying Tsou
  • Patent number: 11036205
    Abstract: This control device comprises a communication unit, one or more functional units, and communication lines that connect the communication unit and the one or more functional units and are independent of each other. The communication unit is configured to execute a first task of sending out, with a first cycle, a first communication frame for executing transmission of data collected by the functional unit to the communication unit and/or transmission of data held by the communication unit to the functional unit via a first communication line among the communication lines, and a second task of sending out, with a second cycle different from the first cycle, a second communication frame for executing transmission of the data collected by the functional unit to the communication unit and/or transmission of the data held by the communication unit to the functional unit via a second communication line among the communication lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventor: Yasunori Fukuda
  • Patent number: 11029770
    Abstract: According to some aspect, an image display apparatus may include a communication section receiving a plurality of remote operation signals corresponding to remote operations of a plurality of input apparatuses, and a combination section combining a first image based on the plurality of individual remote operation signals received by the communication section and a second image supplied from other apparatus into a third image, and outputting the third image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takaharu Suzuki, Kazuyuki Yamamoto, Hidetoshi Kabasawa
  • Patent number: 10948886
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus controls one or more processes of one or more devices belonging to a group based on data transmitted through a network from one or more devices belonging to the same group. The apparatus includes a memory and circuitry. The memory stores, on a group-by-group basis, policy data and a control flow. The circuitry makes the control flow effective, in a case in which at least one process to be executed when at least one condition is satisfied is permitted or is not prohibited to a user from whom a request for execution of the control flow is accepted, according the policy data. The circuitry controls the at least one process of the at least one device according to the control flow that is made effective, on a group-by-group basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Ohishi, Akira Nagamori
  • Patent number: 10936182
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a display including a transparent area through which content is output and through which external light passes and a processor electrically connected to the display. The processor is configured to obtain information about an overlap location of an external device and the electronic device, to execute a function mapped to the information about the overlap location, and to output a screen associated with the function on the transparent area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yong Yeon Lee, Dong Goo Kang, Jin Ah Kong, Ji Yeon Kwak, Yun Kyung Kim, Hae Yoon Park, Yeo Jun Yoon
  • Patent number: 10810624
    Abstract: An advertising campaign may be carried out using moving outdoor advertising. Advertisers typically like to manage and track the success of their advertising campaigns. Aspects of the present application may be seen to assist with such management and tracking by providing impression analytics, location analytics, time analytics and frequency reports. Furthermore, aspects of the present application may be seen to provide an ability to augment a moving outdoor advertising campaign with a mobile device retargeting advertising campaign. Then, such metrics as return on investment, profit and gross profit may be tracked. In some aspects, Wi-Fi signals and Bluetooth signals may be collected from mobile devices that are in the range of a Moving Impression Analytics Tracking Device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: HAULERADS, INC.
    Inventors: Casey Mansel Binkley, Zachary Aaron Levy
  • Patent number: 10789799
    Abstract: A system and method of using a smart identification badge is configured to receive a user credential for identifying a user; determine a location of the user; verify an access right for the user at the location by comparing the user credential and location to an access list associated with the location; and activate a visual identifier on the smart identification badge upon verification of the user's access right.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: True Access LLC
    Inventors: Geoff Leonard, Darren Peress
  • Patent number: 10761655
    Abstract: A display device, a management device, a management system, and a control program for switching between an operability emphasis mode where a light touch operation is possible and a high noise resistance mode dynamically depending on an ambient noise state are provided. A display device including a capacitive touch screen includes: a transmitting unit that transmits change amount data of an electrostatic capacitance detected by the touch panel to a management device; and a setting unit that receives an operation mode determined by the management device according to the change amount data and sets a threshold for identifying presence of a touch corresponding to the operation mode to the touch panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuuki Terao
  • Patent number: 10748417
    Abstract: A vehicle identification system includes one or more displays associated with a vehicle, a transceiver, and a controller communicatively coupled to the transceiver. The one or more displays are located to be visible from an exterior of the vehicle. The controller is adapted to generate a first signal to be transmitted by the transceiver to a mobile communication device associated with a driver of the vehicle when it is determined that the vehicle is within a predetermined distance of a specific location. The mobile communication device associated with the driver is adapted to generate a second signal to be transmitted to the one or more displays. The second signal represents an indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: RideShare Displays, Inc.
    Inventor: Dereje M. Demisse
  • Patent number: 10733650
    Abstract: A method for providing product information to at least one media displaying device located in at least one store and having an output and a data reception unit, each store having at least one data emitting device, comprising the steps of: generating, at a central back-office server connected to the store data emitting unit, an individual glyph corresponding to each different character or symbol of the product information; generating at least a display script comprising reference and position data of the glyphs in the product information; transmitting the display script and the individual glyphs to the store data emitting device; transmitting the display script to the media displaying device; broadcasting the individual glyphs; selecting and loading in the media displaying device individual glyphs corresponding to the reference data comprised in the display script; and displaying the selected and loaded individual glyphs at the output means of the media displaying device according to the position data comprise
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: SES-imagotag
    Inventor: Yves Martin
  • Patent number: 10694038
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing a call between a contact, a conversation bot, and a human agent are disclosed. The method selects a conversation bot associated with a particular human agent from multiple conversation bots that are each associated with a different human agent. Each conversation bot can be a model trained using conversation data recorded during conversations conducted by the particular human agent with which it is associated. The method connects an audio call with a human contact, and generates audio during the call based upon a voice of the particular human agent. The method determines that a transition criterion is satisfied, and selects a selected human agent from amongst a plurality of available human agents. When the transition criterion is satisfied, the method enables a selected human agent to participate on the call, and continues the call between the selected human agent and the human contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Replicant Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Jack Phillip Abraham, Benjamin Gleitzman
  • Patent number: 10684813
    Abstract: Disclosed are a display device and a method for controlling the same. The method for controlling a display device according to the present invention comprises the steps of: displaying an execution screen of an application which is divided into a plurality of regions; extracting source information related to a region, from among the plurality of regions, to be transmitted to a peripheral device; and transmitting the extracted source information to the peripheral device. Accordingly, the display device can more efficiently provide multi-UI services between a plurality of peripheral devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chul-joo Kim, Yoon-kyung Lee, Young-chul Sohn, Sang-jeong Lee
  • Patent number: 10579321
    Abstract: A control method and control apparatus for determining a relative location of a mobile terminal with respect to a display apparatus by using short range wireless communication. A method of controlling a display apparatus including a plurality of short range wireless communication modules, the method includes: performing short range wireless communication with a mobile terminal through a short range wireless communication module included in the display apparatus; identifying the short range wireless communication module performing the short range wireless communication with the mobile terminal from among the plurality of short range wireless communication modules; determining a relative location of the mobile terminal with respect to the display apparatus according to the result of identifying; and determining a location on a screen of the display apparatus to display data according to the relative location and displaying the data on the screen of the display apparatus according to the determined location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyun-young Kim, Hee-won Jung
  • Patent number: 10559233
    Abstract: A segment display device includes: a housing including an upper, cover and a lower cover connected to the upper cover, the upper cover defining a plurality of upper connection holes and a display window, the lower cover defining a plurality of lower connection holes at positions corresponding to the upper connection holes, the upper connection holes and the lower connection holes being configured for connecting the housing, to a building block, and the housing defining an interlace opening; as circuit board arranged within the housing and including a first circuit port and a second circuit port, the first circuit port and the second circuit port being located at the interface opening; and a segment display arranged on the circuit board at a position corresponding to the display window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: UBTECH ROBOTICS CORP.
    Inventors: Xiongyuan Fang, Xiaochu Zhong, Kai Xu, Youjun Xiong
  • Patent number: 10466666
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus controls one or more processes of one or more devices belonging to a group based on data transmitted through a network from one or more devices belonging to the same group. The apparatus includes a memory and circuitry. The memory stores, on a group-by-group basis, policy data and a control flow. The circuitry makes the control flow effective, in a case in which at least one process to be executed when at least one condition is satisfied is permitted or is not prohibited to a user from whom a request for execution of the control flow is accepted, according the policy data. The circuitry controls the at least one process of the at least one device according to the control flow that is made effective, on a group-by-group basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Ohishi, Akira Nagamori
  • Patent number: 10423236
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for controlling a digital stylus are disclosed. In an embodiment, the method comprises receiving an indication that a digital stylus will be used in connection with a computing device, receiving an indication from a wearable device how the digital stylus should be used on the computing device, and executing the indication from the wearable device on the computing device. In an embodiment, the receiving an indication from a wearable device includes receiving an indication from the wearable device for determining specified characteristics of the digital stylus, and the executing the indication from the wearable device includes executing the specified characteristics of the digital stylus on the computing device. In an embodiment, the executing the indication from the wearable device includes executing the indication from the wearable device in different ways depending on a defined context of the digital stylus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James E. Bostick, John M. Ganci, Jr., Martin G. Keen, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 10417908
    Abstract: Portable traffic message signs configured for use on or near roadways, highways, sidewalks, and/or other travel routes. The portable traffic message sign may be configured to provide instructions, warnings, alerts, and/or other information for travelers. In some embodiments, the portable traffic message sign may be configured to be adaptive in response to sensed weather, traffic, and/or other conditions. For example, the portable traffic message sign may have a controller determining suitable message content to display, the message content reflecting a present traffic and/or weather condition. Moreover, the message sign controller may select, based on a speed of travel of traffic, words, phrases, and/or pages to display the message content such that the message may be perceivable by oncoming travelers. The controller may control height, angle of rotation, and/or other orientation parameters of the message sign toward a point of aim in order that the message may be perceivable by travelers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: ADDCO Acquisition LLC
    Inventors: Brian Nicholson, Adam Nicholson
  • 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: 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: 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
  • 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