Telephone Patents (Class 368/13)
  • Patent number: 9766596
    Abstract: In one general aspect, a method can include setting an alarm on a computing device. The setting can include setting a predetermined time to trigger the alarm, indicating a target application to launch when the alarm is triggered, and identifying content for access by the target application when the target application is launched. The method can include launching the target application based on the triggering of the alarm, identifying an external device for execution of the identified content, and providing the identified content for execution on the external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Champy, Adam Glazier
  • Patent number: 9760064
    Abstract: A wearable electronic device includes an external housing including a first surface, a second surface toward a direction opposite to the first surface, and a first opening formed through the first surface; a display disposed in the opening; a plate covering the display, forming at least a portion of the first surface, and having a substantially circular shape; a first structure forming a portion of the external housing or extending from the external housing; a bezel surrounding an outer circumferential surface of the plate, mounted on the external housing to be rotatable, and including a surface toward a portion of a surface of the first structure; and a second structure disposed between the portion of the surface of the first structure and the surface of the bezel and attached to the first structure. The second structure has a friction coefficient smaller than a friction coefficient of the first structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong Hae Kim, Chung Keun Yoo, Byoung Uk Yoon, Ik Su Jung
  • Patent number: 9668106
    Abstract: The BLUETOOTH® indoor positioning system can include a plurality of mobile phones forming a signal coverage area indoor and a server. The mobile phone is configured to transmit, receive BLUETOOTH® signals and generate, transmit position information. The server is configured to receive the position information and process the position information to be position coordinates. A method for BLUETOOTH® indoor position executed by a BLUETOOTH® indoor positioning system is also provided. A wearable terminal is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yi-Cheng Lin, Jen-Tsorng Chang
  • Patent number: 9639119
    Abstract: A wearable device may include: a strap including a substantially polygonal opening and a buckle formed at one end thereof; a buckle part configured to fasten opposite ends of the strap to each other by binding the opposite ends of the strap; and a body configured to be coupled to the opening by being fitted into the opening or decoupled from the opening. The body may include a front surface and a rear surface, and a display having a substantially polygonal shape when viewed from the top on the front surface, and a biometric sensor disposed on the rear surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang-Youp Seok, Byoung-Uk Yoon, Min-Sung Lee
  • Patent number: 9591433
    Abstract: A method of performing communication by a first electronic device is provided. The method includes receiving an input for communication with a third electronic device, determining at least one of a first communication module of the first electronic device and a second communication module of a second electronic device for the communication with the third electronic device, and controlling the first or second communication module for the communication with the third electronic device in response to the input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang-Cheol Lee, Kyu-Hyun Kim, Soon-Hyun Cha, Sang-Min Bae
  • Patent number: 9443032
    Abstract: A method for providing content where one device from among a plurality of devices is determined as a device to transmit the content to, based on the attribute of the requested content. Accordingly, device utilization is optimized by providing the content to the device with the highest priority to play back the content based on the attribute of the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Soo-hong Park, Jin-guk Jeong, Hyung-rae Cho, Sun-ae Kim, Ji-young Kwahk, Hyun-joo Oh
  • Patent number: 9300775
    Abstract: A mobile dual system includes an attachable smartphone, a smartwatch, a flexible screen panel, a first docking device, and a second docking device. The flexible screen panel is disposed on the front surface portion of the attachable smartphone for displaying image and video information, and the flexible screen panel is disposed so as to follow contour of the front surface portion of the attachable smartphone or so as to be deployed flatly over the front surface portion with an end portion anchored. The first docking device is provided on the rear surface portion of the attachable smartphone. The second docking device is provided on the front portion and the side wall portion of the smartwatch. The first and second docking devices are configured for attaching the attachable smartphone to and detaching the attachable smartphone from the smartwatch and disposing the attachable smartphone in directions on the smartwatch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Inventors: Kwang Jin Oh, Loven Oh, Austin Oh, Heidi Oh
  • Patent number: 9042205
    Abstract: A system and method wherein a personal computer is operable to access content from a networked environment and to stream the content to a device in response to a request from a user. The content accessed via the networked environment may be based on user preferences. The content may also be stored prior to streaming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Viviana Research LLC
    Inventor: Craig M. Janik
  • Patent number: 9001624
    Abstract: A mobile terminal and a method of setting an alarm therein are provided. The mobile terminal includes a controller, a display unit, and a memory unit. The controller controls the display unit to display an alarm setting screen on which alarm dates are arranged in a first direction and alarm time points are arranged in a second direction, the alarm screen being displayed in an alarm setting mode and sets an alarm at a selected time point of each alarm date in response to selection of the alarm time point. The controller also controls the memory unit to store a set alarm on an alarm date and alarm time point. The display unit displays an alarm image at an intersection of an alarm date and an alarm time point of each set alarm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jung Yeob Oh, Ji Sun Yang
  • Publication number: 20150049591
    Abstract: A method for interacting with a user through a smart watch can include displaying an interactive image. The method can further include detecting a contact moving continuously from a first edge of the touch-sensitive display toward a second, opposite edge of the touch-sensitive display. In response to the detection, the touch-sensitive display can display select function indicators in accordance with movement of the contact. The select function indicators can comprise four or fewer distinct, selectable icons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: William Adams, Chandrasekar Rathakrishnan, Jaren Chee Wei Goh
  • Patent number: 8902714
    Abstract: A smart-watch can include a wristband, a base, and a flip up portion. The base can be coupled to the wristband and include a housing, a processor, a wireless transceiver, and a tactile user interface. The wireless transceiver can be configured to connect to a wireless network. The tactile user interface can be configured to provide interaction between a user and the smart-watch. The flip up portion can be displaceable between an open position exposing the base and a closed position concealing the base. Further, the flip up portion can include: a top display exposed when the flip up portion is in the closed position, and an inside display opposite the top display. The inside display can be concealed when the flip up portion is in the closed position and be exposed when the flip up portion is in the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Carl Gossweiler, III, James Brooks Miller
  • Patent number: 8880119
    Abstract: A personal global tracking system has a waterproof tracking unit operatively interfacing with a global tracking system infrastructure via a microprocessor connected to a transceiver. A tracking unit bottom surface has a unique barcode and a body temperature sensor. A tracking unit top surface has a power button, an alarm arming activation component, an alarm activation component, an auxiliary unit arming activation component, light emitting diodes for indicating status, and a facia. The system has a locking tamper-proof wristband with an alarm activation component and a pulse sensor. The system has a waterproof auxiliary unit. The system has a tracking system infrastructure including a cellular phone tower system, a global positioning satellite system, and a roadway camera system interconnected to a central communication center. The tracking system has a system status website for a user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventor: Michael P. Naghdi
  • Patent number: 8868137
    Abstract: A system includes an active noise-reducing headset and an alert processor. The active noise reducing headset includes a communication module that establishes a wireless communication link, a microphone that generates a microphone signal in response to ambient noise, a speaker, a noise reduction circuit that generates a noise reduction signal in response to the microphone signal, and a control circuit that receives an incoming alert signal from the communication module and plays the alert signal over the speaker. The alert processor includes a second communication module that establishes the wireless link with the active noise-reducing headset, and a controller that receive an incoming alert signal, generates an alert notification in response to the alert signal, and transmits the alert notification to the active noise-reducing headset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: John Alson Hicks, III
  • Patent number: 8854925
    Abstract: Discussed are a smart watch and a control method for the same, which provide a notification indicating events, which are scheduled to occur later on the basis of a take-off time, if the smart watch is taken off. The smart watch includes a display unit to display content, a communication unit to perform transmission/reception of data, and a sensor unit to detect an input signal with regard to the smart watch and transmit the signal to a processor that serves to control the aforementioned units. The processor detects a take-off signal, indicating separation of the smart watch from a user, in a worn mode, to switch the smart watch to an unworn mode in response to the detected take-off signal, and provides a notification indicating at least one event that is scheduled to occur after detecting the take-off signal in the unworn mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Doyoung Lee, Yongsin Kim, Hyorim Park
  • Patent number: 8830796
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes: a snooze button; an alarm stop button; an alarm processing unit that outputs the alarm at alarm time to be scheduled get-up time, resumes the alarm when manipulating the snooze button during the alarm after suspending the alarm for a predetermined period, stops the alarm when manipulating the alarm stop button during the alarm, and stops, when manipulating the alarm stop button during the suspension of the alarm, resuming the alarm after suspending the alarm; a computing unit that calculates, when stopping the alarm or stopping resumption of the alarm at the alarm processing unit, a get-up index based on the number of times to manipulate the snooze button from the start of the alarm to the manipulation of the alarm stop button; and a registration unit that registers the get-up index as the information to be browsed in the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: NEC Biglobe, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takuya Suzusho, Teppei Tsuchida, Fumitake Yoshikawa, Hiromi Nose
  • Publication number: 20140233356
    Abstract: A watch worn by a user for interfacing with or integrated with a mobile communication device. The mobile communication device provides wireless communications with other communications devices. The watch also includes an electronics module integrated into the watch. The electronics module includes an interface for interfacing with the mobile communication device integrated into the watch. The user interfaces with the electronic module to perform operations upon the mobile communication device. in addition, the watch includes a mechanism for directing sound to the user's ear for private calling. The watch may also come with one or more pivotable bezel or a keyboard on a strap of the watch to increase the size of the user input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventors: Ram Pattikonda, Shariq Hamid
  • Patent number: 8804467
    Abstract: The present invention provides an implementation method, implementation device for electronic alarm clock, and a mobile communication terminal thereof, the main content of which includes: determining a first time length capable of achieving the alert purpose by learning the time when a user inputs an instruction of stopping shaking and/or ringing during a plurality of shaking and/or ringing processes, and keeping, in a time period, the shaking and/or ringing intensity when the first time length is over, thus enabling the quick alert in the case which avoids frightening the user by abrupt shaking and/or ringing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Hisense Mobile Communications Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Haiying Wang
  • Patent number: 8768348
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and a device—unit (11)—capable of performing the method for providing a mobile station (18) engaged with a telecommunications network (10) with data that is not identical throughout the whole network (10), where a table (27) is maintained in at least one unit (11) of the network (10) associating location dependent data (29) indicative of a location of the mobile station (18) to data that is valid for the mobile station (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Martin Stuempert, Joerg Christian Ewert
  • Patent number: 8760976
    Abstract: An alarm clock having a body alarm system and a satellite device is provided. The body alarm system includes a main control unit, a satellite connector, and a power supply, and the satellite device includes a satellite device satellite control unit, a body connector, an alarm signal unit, and a battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: jwin Electronics Corp.
    Inventor: Justin Chiwon Kim
  • Patent number: 8749360
    Abstract: A sleep management application on a computing device having a processor and a storage medium executes code that establishes to a server that maintains data pertaining to the computing device or to a user, retrieves data from the remote server, and generates a custom interface to configure a feature of the computing device. The custom interface is used to program a sleep management setting. In one implementation, a method uses the sleep management application to provide an alarm function using external data from a remote server. The sleep management application can receive the external data from the remote server and analyze the external data to identify elements that pertain to the sleep management application. Then, the sleep management application can generate a control signal based on the elements, and modify a setting governing an operation of the alarm function in accordance with the control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: SDI Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Chraime, Micah Collins, Andrew Skurdal, Ezra Ashkenazi
  • Patent number: 8630150
    Abstract: A mobile terminal and a method of setting an alarm therein are provided. The mobile terminal includes a controller, a display unit, and a memory unit. The controller controls the display unit to display an alarm setting screen on which alarm dates are arranged in a first direction and alarm time points are arranged in a second direction, the alarm screen being displayed in an alarm setting mode and sets an alarm at a selected time point of each alarm date in response to selection of the alarm time point. The controller also controls the memory unit to store a set alarm on an alarm date and alarm time point. The display unit displays an alarm image at an intersection of an alarm date and an alarm time point of each set alarm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jung Yeob Oh, Ji Sun Yang
  • Patent number: 8576669
    Abstract: A position information acquisition section acquires position information about a mobile terminal, and a storage section stores hour information and position condition information inputted to an interface section in association with each other. When the hour shown by a clock becomes the hour indicated by the hour information stored in the storage section, a comparison section compares the position condition information stored in association with the hour information, with the position information acquired by the position information acquisition section. If the position information corresponds to the position condition information as a result of the comparison, a notification section gives a notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: NEC Biglobe Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Onda
  • Publication number: 20130272099
    Abstract: A time calibration method includes steps: establishing a connection between the electronic device and the communication device. A trigger signal is produced to the communication device in response to the operation of the user triggering the communication device to update the time of the communication device. The time provided by the electronic device is obtained and compared to the time provided by the communication device. The time of the electronic device is calibrated according to the updated time of the communication device if the difference between the time provided by the electronic device and the updated time provided by the communication device is greater than a predetermined value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventor: FENG-CHI YANG
  • Patent number: 8508358
    Abstract: A portable terminal includes an alarm control. A method for controlling an alarm includes determining whether an input fact to analyze an exceptional situation of an alarm operation is generated; analyzing the exceptional situation by rule using at least one fact; and when there is an alarm which is placed in the exceptional situation, cancelling the alarm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seok-Weon Seo, Nam-Hoon Kim
  • Patent number: 8437225
    Abstract: The present invention can permit an electronic device to output contextual information about an event when an alarm stored within the electronic device goes off. In one embodiment, an electronic device can permit a user to select an alarm template from a plurality of alarm templates and associate the selected alarm template with an alarm. When the alarm goes off at a later date, the electronic device can output the contextual information of the user-selected alarm template, thereby providing the user with contextual information relevant to the event for which the alarm was created. In another embodiment of the present invention, a receiving electronic device can automatically match alarm templates with alarms transferred from a transmitting electronic device. The present invention also can permit a user to create an alarm template, and customize alarm templates pre-populated by the manufacturer of an electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: William Bull, Eric James Hope, Alan Cannistraro
  • Patent number: 8379488
    Abstract: A smart-watch can include a wristband, a base, and a flip up portion. The base can be coupled to the wristband and include a housing, a processor, a wireless transceiver, and a tactile user interface. The wireless transceiver can be configured to connect to a wireless network. The tactile user interface can be configured to provide interaction between a user and the smart-watch. The flip up portion can be displaceable between an open position exposing the base and a closed position concealing the base. Further, the flip up portion can include: a top display exposed when the flip up portion is in the closed position, and an inside display opposite the top display. The inside display can be concealed when the flip up portion is in the closed position and be exposed when the flip up portion is in the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Carl Gossweiler, III, James Brooks Miller
  • Patent number: 8358564
    Abstract: A mobile terminal and a method of setting an alarm therein are provided. The mobile terminal includes a controller, a display unit, and a memory unit. The controller controls the display unit to display an alarm setting screen on which alarm dates are arranged in a first direction and alarm time points are arranged in a second direction, the alarm screen being displayed in an alarm setting mode and sets an alarm at a selected time point of each alarm date in response to selection of the alarm time point. The controller also controls the memory unit to store a set alarm on an alarm date and alarm time point. The display unit displays an alarm image at an intersection of an alarm date and an alarm time point of each set alarm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jung Yeob Oh, Ji Sun Yang
  • Patent number: 8301211
    Abstract: A watch type mobile terminal includes: a main body having a wireless communication module; a band connected with both ends of the main body; a buckle unit mounted to the band and detachably attaching the band to the user's wrist through a connection and releasing operation; and a signal generating unit mounted in the buckle unit, electrically connected with the main body and generating a signal for turning on power of the main body when the buckle unit is connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Sunghyun Lee, Jongin Im
  • Patent number: 8289813
    Abstract: The present invention can permit an electronic device to output contextual information about an event when an alarm stored within the electronic device goes off. In one embodiment, an electronic device can permit a user to select an alarm template from a plurality of alarm templates and associate the selected alarm template with an alarm. When the alarm goes off at a later date, the electronic device can output the contextual information of the user-selected alarm template, thereby providing the user with contextual information relevant to the event for which the alarm was created. In another embodiment of the present invention, a receiving electronic device can automatically match alarm templates with alarms transferred from a transmitting electronic device. The present invention also can permit a user to create an alarm template, and customize alarm templates pre-populated by the manufacturer of an electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: William Bull, Eric James Hope, Alan Cannistraro
  • Patent number: 8279716
    Abstract: A smart-watch can include a wristband, a base, and a flip up portion. The base can be coupled to the wristband and include a housing, a processor, a wireless transceiver, and a tactile user interface. The wireless transceiver can be configured to connect to a wireless network. The tactile user interface can be configured to provide interaction between a user and the smart-watch. The flip up portion can be displaceable between an open position exposing the base and a closed position concealing the base. Further, the flip up portion can include: a top display exposed when the flip up portion is in the closed position, and an inside display opposite the top display. The inside display can be concealed when the flip up portion is in the closed position and be exposed when the flip up portion is in the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Carl Gossweiler, III, James Brooks Miller
  • Patent number: 8235586
    Abstract: A smart card watch comprises a watch head (1) and straps (2). A timepiece device and a smart card device are provided in the watch head (1), and a card slot (126) is provided on the side of the watch head (1). People can easily carry the smart card (153) with the watch which cannot be lost easily and they can conveniently change smart cards having different functions any time and anywhere they want. The smart card has great functions and can be used and operated easily. Furthermore, the timepiece device and the smart card device are installed in separate sealed chambers, a first chamber (14) and a second chamber (15) in the watch head (1), thus the timepiece device can be well protected such that it has a prolonged endurance and an ensured working stability. Even if the backcover (13) is opened to repair the smart card device, the normal operation of the timepiece device and the water-tightness of the first chamber (14) are not affected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: LAKS GmbH
    Inventors: Chen Li, Lucas Alexander Karl Scheybal
  • Patent number: 8159905
    Abstract: Portable device, of all types, comprising a watch (1) with mechanical winding, characterized in that a mechanical device doing away with the need for the user to manually wind, uses the power of kinetic energy provided with simple actions making up normal usage of the device in order to carry out mechanical winding of the watch (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Celsius X VI II
    Inventors: Romaric Andre, Thomas Pruvot, Olivier Poirot
  • Patent number: 8144548
    Abstract: An electronic device corrects its device side time with a time correction information supplied from outside the device. The electronic device includes a reception section and a time correction section. The reception section receives the time correction information. The time correction section judges whether the information is received during any correction inhibiting periods of the device side time, then either discards the time correction information if it is received during the correction inhibiting periods, or corrects the device side time with the time correction information if it is received other than the correction inhibiting periods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Tatsuya Gamo, Makoto Sugimoto, Yoshiaki Kikuchi, Yuko Nakajima, Makoto Nakano
  • Patent number: 8059493
    Abstract: An alarm system and method for an electronic device that includes an alarm unit and a setting unit. The alarm system provides alarm management for the electronic device to prevent users from oversleeping. The setting unit is operable to set an alarm mode and an alarm time of the electronic device. The alarm mode includes a normal mode and a non-normal mode. If the electronic device is in the non-normal mode, the alarm unit is activated to ring for a default period at the alarm time and a stop option is disabled, where the stop option is operable to stop the alarm unit from ringing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignees: Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co., Ltd., Chi Mei Communication Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Jun Li
  • Patent number: 8050716
    Abstract: A mobile terminal includes a terminal body having a display unit; a band connected with both ends of the terminal body; and a manipulation unit disposed on the terminal body and moving in multiple directions based on a central shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Man-Soo Shin, Won-Seok Joo, Kyung-Tae Yang, Jong-Hun Jang
  • Publication number: 20110164472
    Abstract: A system and method for determining local time at an electronic device is disclosed. The system may include an input configured to receive home information for an electronic device. The system may also include a calibration module configured to calibrate the electronic device to a home time zone corresponding to the home information. Calibrating the electronic device may include determining a threshold time value for messages to be transmitted to and received from a home location associated with the home information and generating a time zone database based on the home time zone, and labeling each time zone in the time zone database with a label based on an offset in time from the home time zone. A time value corresponding to time of message transmission to and from the home location may also be determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2010
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Applicant: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING, INC.
    Inventor: Scott D. Arena
  • Patent number: 7956727
    Abstract: A method of monitoring a patient's compliance with a medication regimen may include identifying a patient, identifying a medication prescribed to the patient and determining one or more intake times associated with the medication. For each intake time, an alert reminding the patient to take the medication may be generated, and the alert may be transmitted to a mobile device associated with the patient. Receipt of the alert by the mobile device may trigger one or more of an audible alarm, a visual alarm and a tactile alarm on the mobile device. If an indication of compliance is not received from the mobile device within a predefined period of time, a caregiver associated with the patient may be notified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Carespeak Communications, Inc.
    Inventor: Srdjan Loncar
  • Publication number: 20110044136
    Abstract: An alarm system and method for an electronic device that includes an alarm unit and a setting unit. The alarm system provides alarm management for the electronic device to prevent users from oversleeping. The setting unit is operable to set an alarm mode and an alarm time of the electronic device. The alarm mode includes a normal mode and a non-normal mode. If the electronic device is in the non-normal mode, the alarm unit is activated to ring for a default period at the alarm time and a stop option is disabled, where the stop option is operable to stop the alarm unit from ringing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2010
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Applicants: SHENZHEN FUTAIHONG PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., CHI MEI COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: JUN LI
  • Publication number: 20100302911
    Abstract: Portable device, of all types, including a watch (1) with mechanical winding, characterised in that a mechanical device doing away with the need for the user to manually wind, uses the power of kinetic energy provided with simple actions making up normal usage of the device in order to carry out mechanical winding of the watch (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2008
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Applicant: CELSIUS X VI II
    Inventors: Romaric Andre, Thomas Pruvot, Olivier Poirot
  • Publication number: 20100195447
    Abstract: An alarm clock, a system and a method wake a user. The alarm clock may have a transmitter which sends a signal to an ear piece which may be worn in and/or on an ear of a user. The earpiece may emit an alert in response to the wireless signal to alert the user to a specified time without disturbing other individuals. The earpiece may have a vibrating module which may emit vibrations into the ear after receiving the signal. The earpiece may have a speaker which may emit an audible alert.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2010
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Inventor: Nicolas J. George
  • Patent number: 7729681
    Abstract: In the radio-wave receiving apparatus according to the invention, a signal received by a receiving antenna is amplified and the amplified received signal is input into a multi-stage frequency conversion circuit including a plurality of basic circuits connected in series. The multi-stage frequency conversion circuit converts the frequency of the received signal from the antenna into frequencies based on signals input from the frequency divider circuit sequentially, thereby to output a signal “a” which is obtained by conversions into gradually lower frequencies. Detection is performed by a detection circuit on the basis of the signal. Thereby, a radio-wave receiving apparatus which requires no local oscillating circuit nor a PLL circuit and is also stable in operation and high in accuracy is realized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kaoru Someya
  • Publication number: 20100112964
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wrist watch type mobile terminal, and may include a conductive metal housing connected with a band or strap to be worn on a human body, and formed to be operable as an antenna at a specific bandwidth, a wireless communication module configured to process a signal transmitted and/or received by the housing, and a feeding portion configured to electrically connect the metal housing with the wireless communication module. The metal housing thereof may function as an antenna transmitting and/or receiving a specific bandwidth, and thus has an advantage of facilitating the implementation of the wireless performance and improving the appearance thereof, compared to a case in which an antenna is disposed within the housing having a small and limited size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2009
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Inventors: Kyung-Hack YI, Hyun-Jun Kim, Man-Su Shin, An-Sun Hyun
  • Patent number: 7618260
    Abstract: A wearable modular interface strap device for supporting multiple module units comprising a flexible strap with a plurality of electrically connected nodes acting as docking points to serial bus interface and mechanically connect removable modules, with the strap being 10 mechanically lockable in a loop by a clasp containing hub and host circuitry to enable network communication between modules and to a universal connector plug for recharging and data-exchange when the connector plug has been released from the clasp. Said strap containing a plurality of electrical wires between control circuitry and nodes and arranged to be wearable as a wristband, alternatively as a wrist device that when opened forms a curved handset with audio input and outputs at alternate ends, or arranged in a necklace configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Inventors: Simon R. Daniel, Christopher Verity Wright
  • Publication number: 20090271110
    Abstract: In a local time amendment system, a navigation apparatus has a clock section to count a clock time (UTC, Universal Time Coordinated) in units of hours, minutes, and seconds based on an atomic clock of a GPS Satellite. In contrast, a cellular phone acquires information on local time wirelessly via a base station, which is connected to a mobile radio communication network. The information on local time signifies a local time of each administrative area, for instance, a country, state, city, etc. The navigation apparatus acquires data in units of hours indicated by an internal clock section of the cellular phone to thereby amend the clock time counted by the clock section with respect to the units of hours to thereby amend the clock time, which is indicated by the clock section, to the local time accurate with respect to units of hours in addition to units of minutes and seconds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2009
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Wataru Sugiura
  • Publication number: 20090219788
    Abstract: A combination watch and cell phone foldable onto each other for use around a wrist of a user. The combination includes a watch, a cell phone, a band, and apparatus selectively maintaining the watch and the cell phone folded against each other and the band. The band is engages around the wrist of the user. The watch is operatively connected to the band so as to form a wristwatch. The cell phone is operatively connected to the band.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2008
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Inventor: Horace Henley, JR.
  • Patent number: 7573783
    Abstract: A method for setting an alarm in a mobile communication terminal. Different alarm times can be set for different alarm days according to an alarm time and an alarm day set in each of a plurality of alarm setting formats. An alarm setting table including the plurality of alarm setting formats is displayed and edited on a screen, thereby simplifying an alarm setting process and allowing a user to conveniently check entire alarm information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Hyun-Kyung Shin, Byeong-Cheol Hwang, Jung-Yeob Oh
  • Patent number: 7529155
    Abstract: A wristwatch comprising a main unit associated in removable manner with a seating prepared on a support and/or positioning element, which is in turn associated with an attachment element to attach it to the user's wrist. The main unit incorporates both the normal functions of a watch and also the function of an earphone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: Global Watch Industries Srl
    Inventor: Giovanni Fasciano
  • Patent number: 7468934
    Abstract: The disclosure describes an alarm clock and a system for presenting pre-selected information from a website via the internet. The alarm clock includes a snooze button, a visual display, a speaker, a port for connecting to the internet, and a timer device for activating downloading of pre-selected information from a website through the port, and for activating the presentation of the pre-selected information on the visual display and the speaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2008
    Assignee: EZ4Media, Inc.
    Inventor: Craig M. Janik
  • Patent number: 7414922
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a water-resistant portable apparatus including a case in which there is mounted an electroacoustic transducer separated from an inlet cavity in a water-resistant manner by a deformable membrane. This inlet cavity is arranged in said case in direct communication with the exterior. The electroacoustic transducer and the inlet cavity are arranged collaterally such that at least one part of said transducer, respectively of the cavity, of a determined thickness is arranged in the same slice of the case and in that an acoustic channel connects the transducer to the membrane to transmit acoustic vibrations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Assignee: Asulab S.A.
    Inventors: Yvan Ferri, Paul Dinnissen, Jean-Jacques Born
  • Patent number: 7330402
    Abstract: In a foldable portable device, a detecting unit detects folding (closing) or unfolding (opening) of the portable device. When the portable device is folded, a first timer starts counting time. The first timer can count time until a first time. When the portable device is unfolded, a second timer starts counting time. The second timer can count time until a second time. The operation of detection unit is invalidated based on the time counted in the first and the second timers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2008
    Assignees: Fujitsu Limited, NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
    Inventor: Takuya Sakata