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Handheld mobile device for adaptive vehicular operations

The disclosed embodiments include a handheld mobile device (hmd) operable to cause a subsystem of a vehicle to perform a vehicular operation associated with an existing capability of the subsystem. The hmd includes a processor, a port operable to communicatively couple the hmd to an existing on-board computer of a vehicle via an existing data link connector of the vehicle, and a wireless interface operable to communicatively couple the hmd to at least one of the vehicle or a remote service. ... Essential Products Inc

Assistant for management of network devices

Management of devices on a wireless network is described. An assistant device can determine how a user used resources and/or devices outside of an environment. ... Essential Products Inc

Modular light detection and ranging device of a vehicular navigation system

The disclosed embodiments include a light detection and ranging (lidar) system. The lidar system includes a modular lidar device, which includes a scanner component and a structurally separate base component. ... Essential Products Inc

Media and communications in a connected environment

Switching the providing of a conversation among communication links is described. An electronic device can determine that a mobile device is being used to provide a conversation (e.g., a phone call) using a first communication link. ... Essential Products Inc

Privacy control in a connected environment based on speech characteristics

Privacy control in a connected environment is described. An assistant device can detect speech spoken within its environment. ... Essential Products Inc

Media and communications in a connected environment

Providing audio and/or video content from one user to a second user within an environment are described. An electronic device can receive conversational content from one user and determine that it is directed to a second user. ... Essential Products Inc

Contextual user interface based on media playback

A contextual user interface based on playback of media content is described. An assistant device can determine that a display device (e.g., television) within its environment is playing back media content on different channels. ... Essential Products Inc

Contextual user interface based on media playback

A contextual user interface based on playback of media content is described. An assistant device can determine that a display device (e.g., television) within its environment is playing back media content on different channels. ... Essential Products Inc

Contextual user interface based on shared activities

A contextual user interface based on shared activities is described. An assistant device can determine that a display device (e.g., television) within its environment is playing back media content via a channel watched by a user. ... Essential Products Inc

Home api

The present disclosure contemplates a variety of improved methods and systems for controlling a variety of disparate home devices coupled to the framework and/or ambient operating system (ambientos). This home application programming interface (api) exposes the operation of the home devices in a natural and intuitive manner, facilitating control of unknown devices by high level commands. ... Essential Products Inc

Media and communications in a connected environment

Facilitating communication between assistant devices is described. A method or an electronic device can determine an assistant device closest to the user can allow other users to contact said user via that assistant device. ... Essential Products Inc

Ambient assistant device

Ambient assistance is described. An assistant device can operate in an active experience mode in which a response to a user's speech is provided if it includes a hardware activation phrase. ... Essential Products Inc

Ambient assistant device

Ambient assistance is described. An assistant device can detect speech in its environment and determine that the speech includes words or phrases of a local dictionary of the assistant device. ... Essential Products Inc

Privacy control in a connected environment

Privacy control in a connected environment is described. An assistant device can detect speech spoken by a user. ... Essential Products Inc

07/26/18 / #20180211151

Intent driven solutions in connected environments

Implementing functionality corresponding to an intent of speech is described. An assistant device can detect speech spoken within its environment. ... Essential Products Inc

07/26/18 / #20180210740

Dynamic application customization for automated environments

The present disclosure contemplates a variety of improved methods and systems for controlling a variety of disparate home devices coupled to the framework and/or ambient operating system (ambientos). This home application programming interface (api) exposes the operation of the home devices in a natural and intuitive manner, facilitating control of unknown devices by high level commands. ... Essential Products Inc

07/26/18 / #20180210738

Contextual user interface based on changes in environment

Privacy control for a contextual user interface based on environment is described. An assistant device can determine the context of its environment and, based on the context, determine a privacy expectation for a user. ... Essential Products Inc

07/26/18 / #20180210711

Home device application programming interface

The present disclosure contemplates a variety of improved methods and systems for enabling developers to program and control a variety of disparate devices coupled to the framework and/or ambient operating system. The home api can expose operation of the devices in a natural and intuitive manner, facilitating control of unknown devices by high-level commands.. ... Essential Products Inc

07/26/18 / #20180210710

Home device application programming interface

The present disclosure contemplates a variety of improved methods and systems for enabling developers to program and control a variety of disparate devices coupled to the framework and/or ambient operating system. The home api can expose operation of the devices in a natural and intuitive manner, facilitating control of unknown devices by high-level commands.. ... Essential Products Inc

07/26/18 / #20180210701

Keyword driven voice interface

Keyword driven voice interfaces are described. An assistant device can provide a graphical user interface (gui) on a display screen. ... Essential Products Inc

07/26/18 / #20180210700

Contextual user interface based on environment

A contextual user interface based on environment is described. An assistant device can determine that speech has been spoken and determine the context of an environment of that speech. ... Essential Products Inc

07/26/18 / #20180207522

Contextual user interface based on video game playback

A contextual user interface based on video game playback is described. An assistant device can receive video game state information indicating a state of a playback of a video game on a video game console. ... Essential Products Inc

07/19/18 / #20180205602

Management of network devices based on characteristics

Management of devices on a wireless network is described. An assistant device can determine that a device is missing configuration settings to access resources within a connected environment. ... Essential Products Inc

07/05/18 / #20180191879

Integrated structure including image capture and depth sensing components

A handheld device can include an image capture subsystem and a depth sensing subsystem. The image capture subsystem includes an image capture light source operable to emit visible light and an image capture camera operable to capture an image of a scene illuminated by the visible light emitted by the visible light source. ... Essential Products Inc

06/28/18 / #20180182375

Method, system, and apparatus for voice and video digital travel companion

The present invention contemplates a variety of improved techniques using a travel companion. The travel companion can include a headset, a user device, and the cloud. ... Essential Products Inc

06/07/18 / #20180159580

Wireless accessory bus for electronic devices

Various embodiments concern a wireless accessory bus for a user device that enables accessories to be easily and securely attached to the user device. More specifically, the wireless accessory bus enables data to be wirelessly transmitted between the accessory and the user device when the accessory and the user device are located within close proximity to one another (e.g., when the accessory is securely attached to the wireless accessory bus). ... Essential Products Inc

04/19/18 / #20180107241

Camera integrated into a display

Certain aspects of the technology disclosed herein integrate a camera with an electronic display. An electronic display includes several layers, such as a cover layer, a color filter layer, a display layer including light emitting diodes or organic light emitting diodes, a thin film transistor layer, etc. ... Essential Products Inc

04/05/18 / #20180097022

Hollowed electronic display

Presented here are manufacturing techniques to create an irregularly shaped electronic display, including a hollow within which a sensor, such as a camera, can be placed. The manufacturing techniques enable the creation of the hollow anytime during the manufacturing process. ... Essential Products Inc

04/05/18 / #20180095922

Systems and techniques for intelligently switching between multiple sources of universal serial bus signals

Various embodiments concern techniques for intelligently switching between multiple sources of usb signals. More specifically, user devices are described that include a physical usb port for receiving a usb connector and one or more wireless transceivers that communicate with an accessory. ... Essential Products Inc

03/22/18 / #20180080820

Ambient light sensor

Presented here are devices and methods to correct ambient light measurements made in the presence of optical elements, such as the curved edge of the cover glass associated with the mobile device. In one embodiment, a film with optical properties is placed within the ambient light sensor to diffuse the high-intensity light beam coming from the optical element. ... Essential Products Inc

03/15/18 / #20180074586

Electronic display with a relief

Introduced here are methods and systems to create a relief on an electronic display. In one embodiment, the relief is created by micro-electromechanical systems (mems) placed above a cover layer of the electronic display. ... Essential Products Inc

03/08/18 / #20180070033

Color reconstruction

In one embodiment, coloring artifacts of a color image output by a camera are minimized by taking into account a distortion introduced by the lens. Based on the distortion, the color reconstruction determines which pixels in the grayscale image to include in the reconstruction process. ... Essential Products Inc

01/11/18 / #20180013953

Imaging device and method for generating an undistorted wide view image

Certain aspects of the technology disclosed herein involve combining images to generate a wide view image of a surrounding environment. Images can be recorded using an stand-alone imaging device having wide angle lenses and/or normal lenses. ... Essential Products Inc

01/11/18 / #20180013944

Image capture with a camera integrated display

Certain aspects of the technology disclosed herein integrate a camera with an electronic display. An electronic display can include several layers, such as a cover layer, a color filter layer, a display layer including light emitting diodes or organic light emitting diodes, a thin film transistor layer, etc. ... Essential Products Inc

01/11/18 / #20180013199

Antenna incorporated in a touchscreen display screen

The disclosed embodiments include a handheld device including communications circuitry operable to process communications signals, antenna elements electrically coupled to the communications circuitry and operable to wirelessly communicate radio signals capable of being processed by the communications circuitry, and a touch-sensitive display screen including conductive elements having dual functionality to sense touch inputs and operate as the plurality of antenna elements to wirelessly communicate radio signals capable of being processed by the communications circuitry.. . ... Essential Products Inc

01/11/18 / #20180013198

Methods of manufacturing a hidden antenna in an encasing of a handheld device

The disclosed techniques include a method of integrating antenna elements separated by concealed antenna breaks with an encasing. The method can include forming a continuous non-conductive coating on a conductive substrate. ... Essential Products Inc

01/11/18 / #20180013197

Antenna incorporated in a display screen

A handheld device can include an encasing, communications circuitry contained within the encasing, and a display screen associated with the encasing. The display screen can include a light emitting panel, a transparent panel, and an antenna panel disposed between the light emitting panel and the transparent panel. ... Essential Products Inc

12/28/17 / #20170374541

Handheld devices configurable for location-dependent communications resources

A handheld device can include antenna elements and a housing. The housing can include a processor, communications circuitry communicatively coupled to the plurality of antenna elements and the processor, and memory including instructions executable by the processor. ... Essential Products Inc

12/28/17 / #20170373377

Handheld mobile device with hidden antenna formed of metal injection molded substrate

The disclosed embodiments include a housing of a handheld mobile device. The housing includes a ceramic layer forming a continuous outermost surface of the handheld mobile device, and an antenna layer adjacent to the ceramic layer. ... Essential Products Inc

12/21/17 / #20170366750

Wide field of view camera for integration with a mobile device

Disclosed herein are various embodiments of an imaging device having a wide field of view configured to connect to another device. According to one embodiment, the wide field of view camera can include an array of cameras for recording a wide view (e.g., 360° view) of the surrounding environment and generate a 360° image of the surrounding environment. ... Essential Products Inc

12/14/17 / #20170358612

Hollowed electronic display

Presented here are manufacturing techniques to create an irregularly shaped electronic display, including a hollow within which a sensor, such as a camera, can be placed. The manufacturing techniques enable the creation of the hollow anytime during the manufacturing process. ... Essential Products Inc

12/14/17 / #20170358611

Hollowed electronic display

Presented here are manufacturing techniques to create an irregularly shaped electronic display, including a hollow within which a sensor, such as a camera, can be placed. The manufacturing techniques enable the creation of the hollow anytime during the manufacturing process. ... Essential Products Inc

12/07/17 / #20170353821

Communication between devices and device accessories

Various embodiments include a device that implements a high bandwidth wireless data interface for communication between the device and a device accessory. The device can include an external shell and a display (e.g., a touchscreen). ... Essential Products Inc

12/07/17 / #20170353779

Wireless audio accessory

Various embodiments include a device that implements a high bandwidth wireless data interface for communication between the device and a device accessory. The device can include an external shell and a display (e.g., a touchscreen). ... Essential Products Inc

11/16/17 / #20170330507

Light sensor beneath a dual-mode display

The technology disclosed here integrates a light sensor with a dual-mode display, thus increasing the size of the dual-mode display. The light sensor can be a camera, an ambient sensor, a proximity sensor, etc. ... Essential Products Inc

10/26/17 / #20170311080

Microphone array for generating virtual sound field

Certain aspects of the technology disclosed herein include generating a virtual sound field based on data from an ambisonic recording device. The ambisonic device records sound of a surrounding environment using at least four microphones having a tetrahedral orientation. ... Essential Products Inc

10/26/17 / #20170308731

Fingerprint sensors for mobile devices

Various embodiments concern fingerprint sensors for mobile devices. By modifying one or more layers of a display assembly, a fingerprint sensor can be positioned directly beneath the display. ... Essential Products Inc

10/05/17 / #20170285748

Localized haptic feedback by electronic devices

Various embodiments concern electronic devices capable of providing localized haptic feedback. More specifically, an electronic device can include an array of piezoelectric actuators that is disposed within the housing of the electronic device. ... Essential Products Inc

09/21/17 / #20170272113

Accessories for electronic user devices having wireless accessory buses

Various embodiments concern a wireless accessory bus for a user device that enables accessories to be easily and securely attached to the user device. More specifically, the wireless accessory bus enables data to be wirelessly transmitted between the accessory and the user device when the accessory and the user device are located within close proximity to one another (e.g., when the accessory is securely attached to the wireless accessory bus). ... Essential Products Inc

09/21/17 / #20170270335

Fingerprint sensors for mobile devices

Various embodiments concern fingerprint sensors for mobile devices. By modifying one or more layers of a display assembly, a fingerprint sensor can be positioned directly beneath the display. ... Essential Products Inc

09/07/17 / #20170257566

Apparatus and method to record a 360 degree image

Certain aspects of the technology disclosed herein combine wide angle lenses with normal lenses to create an undistorted 360° view of the surrounding environment. The normal lenses record an image of the surrounding environment in the areas where the wide angle lenses provide a distorted view. ... Essential Products Inc

08/31/17 / #20170251137

Image capture with a camera integrated display

Certain aspects of the technology disclosed herein integrate a camera with an electronic display. An electronic display includes several layers, such as a cover layer, a color filter layer, a display layer including light emitting diodes or organic light emitting diodes, a thin film transistor layer, etc. ... Essential Products Inc

08/31/17 / #20170251086

Display cover mounting

Techniques are described for mounting a display and/or display cover to a housing of a display device, such as a mobile phone. In an embodiment, the housing and display cover include chamfered edges at complementary angles to allow for an “edge-to-edge” display. ... Essential Products Inc

08/31/17 / #20170251085

Titanium mobile phone chassis and methods of making and using same

The present disclosure relates to titanium or titanium alloy (e.g., titanium/copper alloy) mobile phone chassis, and methods for making and using same.. . ... Essential Products Inc

08/31/17 / #20170249271

Systems and techniques for intelligently switching between multiple sources of universal serial bus signals

Various embodiments concern techniques for intelligently switching between multiple sources of usb signals. More specifically, user devices are described that include a physical usb port for receiving a usb connector and one or more wireless transceivers that communicate with an accessory. ... Essential Products Inc

08/17/17 / #20170237884

Apparatus and method to maximize the display area of a mobile device

The technology disclosed here maximizes the size of the display area associated with the mobile device by various camera placement. In one embodiment, the camera is placed inside the mobile device, and can pop outside the mobile device when the camera is activated. ... Essential Products Inc

06/15/17 / #20170171448

Mobile device with display overlaid with at least a light sensor

Some embodiments include a mobile device with a light sensor overlaid under a display (e.g., a touchscreen). The mobile device can identify a command to capture an image. ... Essential Products Inc

06/08/17 / #20170163889

Wide field of view camera for integration with a mobile device

Disclosed herein are various embodiments of an imaging device having a wide field of view configured to connect to another device. According to one embodiment, the wide field of view camera can include an array of cameras for recording a wide view (e.g., 360° view) of the surrounding environment and generate a 360° image of the surrounding environment. ... Essential Products Inc

05/04/17 / #20170126979

Apparatus and method to maximize the display area of a mobile device

The technology disclosed here maximizes the size of the display area associated with the mobile device by various camera placement. In one embodiment, the camera is placed inside the mobile device, and can pop outside the mobile device when the camera is activated. ... Essential Products Inc

05/04/17 / #20170126972

Imaging device and method for generating an undistorted wide view image

Certain aspects of the technology disclosed herein involve combining images to generate a wide view image of a surrounding environment. Images can be recorded using an stand-alone imaging device having wide angle lenses and/or normal lenses. ... Essential Products Inc

05/04/17 / #20170126971

Apparatus and method to record a 360 degree image

Certain aspects of the technology disclosed herein combine wide angle lenses with normal lenses to create an undistorted 360° view of the surrounding environment. The normal lenses record an image of the surrounding environment in the areas where the wide angle lenses provide a distorted view. ... Essential Products Inc

05/04/17 / #20170126937

Apparatus and method to maximize the display area of a mobile device

The technology disclosed here maximizes the size of the display area associated with the mobile device by various camera placement. In one embodiment, the camera is placed inside the mobile device, and can pop outside the mobile device when the camera is activated. ... Essential Products Inc

05/04/17 / #20170126870

Multi-purpose tray in a mobile device

A mobile device can include a support frame adapted to support one or more electronic components of the mobile device. The mobile device includes a chassis shell adapted to form an exterior of the mobile device. ... Essential Products Inc

05/04/17 / #20170126868

System and method for reducing the number of ports associated with a mobile device

The technology presented here reduces the number of ports associated with the mobile device by combining a plurality of ports into a single multipurpose port. In one embodiment, the multipurpose port includes multiple sensors that detect various properties associated with a light beam, and a light guide that transmits the light beam between the environment outside and the multiple sensors inside the mobile device. ... Essential Products Inc

05/04/17 / #20170126863

Co-mold features on a chassis shell of a mobile device

A mobile device can include a unibody component (e.g. Chassis shell) with at least a co-mold feature that isolates a contiguous portion of the unibody component from an outer portion of the unibody component. ... Essential Products Inc

05/04/17 / #20170126862

Conjoining functional components of a mobile device

A mobile device can include electronic circuitry and a chassis shell adapted to protect the electronic circuitry. The chassis shell includes an opening exposing a tray inside the mobile device. ... Essential Products Inc

05/04/17 / #20170126861

Multi-purpose tray in a mobile device

A mobile device can include a support frame adapted to support one or more electronic components of the mobile device. The mobile device includes a chassis shell adapted to form an exterior of the mobile device. ... Essential Products Inc

05/04/17 / #20170126860

Unibody contact features on a chassis shell of a mobile device

Several embodiments include a mobile device. The mobile device can include a circuit board configured to interconnect one or more electronic components and a chassis shell adapted to form an outer perimeter of the mobile device and to enclose the circuit board. ... Essential Products Inc

05/04/17 / #20170126858

Conjoining functional components of a mobile device

A mobile device can include electronic circuitry and a chassis shell adapted to protect the electronic circuitry. The chassis shell includes an opening exposing a tray inside the mobile device. ... Essential Products Inc

05/04/17 / #20170126857

Unibody contact features on a chassis shell of a mobile device

Several embodiments include a mobile device. The mobile device can include a circuit board configured to interconnect one or more electronic components and a chassis shell adapted to form an outer perimeter of the mobile device and to enclose the circuit board. ... Essential Products Inc

05/04/17 / #20170126268

Wireless accessory bus for electronic devices

Various embodiments concern a wireless accessory bus for a user device that enables accessories to be easily and securely attached to the user device. More specifically, the wireless accessory bus enables data to be wirelessly transmitted between the accessory and the user device when the accessory and the user device are located within close proximity to one another (e.g., when the accessory is securely attached to the wireless accessory bus). ... Essential Products Inc

05/04/17 / #20170125897

Antennas for handheld devices

A handheld device can include an encasing, one or more appurtenances associated with the encasing, communications circuitry contained within the encasing, and antenna elements. The antenna elements can be electrically coupled to the communications circuitry and integrated with the encasing and the one or more appurtenances. ... Essential Products Inc

05/04/17 / #20170125888

Optically transmissive antenna break structures for wireless devices, and associated systems and processes

Disclosed are structures, methods and systems for wireless devices that are configured to allow the transmission of light through an enhanced antenna break for a wide variety of purposes. In an illustrative embodiment, an antenna break is configured to allow the passage of both wireless communication signals and light, such as to notify the user of one or more conditions. ... Essential Products Inc

05/04/17 / #20170124942

Light sensor beneath a dual-mode display

The technology disclosed here integrates a light sensor with a dual-mode display, thus increasing the size of the dual-mode display. The light sensor can be a camera, an ambient sensor, a proximity sensor, etc. ... Essential Products Inc

05/04/17 / #20170124933

Mobile device with display overlaid with at least a light sensor

Some embodiments include a mobile device with a light sensor overlaid under a display (e.g., a touchscreen). The mobile device can identify a command to capture an image. ... Essential Products Inc

05/04/17 / #20170124932

Mobile device with display overlaid with at least a light sensor

Some embodiments include a mobile device with a light sensor overlaid under a display (e.g., a touchscreen). The mobile device can identify a command to capture an image. ... Essential Products Inc

05/04/17 / #20170124377

System and method for reducing the number of ports associated with a mobile device

The technology presented here reduces the number of ports associated with the mobile device by combining a plurality of ports into a single multipurpose port. In one embodiment, the multipurpose port includes multiple sensors that detect various properties associated with a light beam, and a light guide that transmits the light beam between the environment outside and the multiple sensors inside the mobile device. ... Essential Products Inc

05/04/17 / #20170124372

Fingerprint sensors for mobile devices

Various embodiments concern fingerprint sensors for mobile devices. By modifying one or more layers of a display assembly, a fingerprint sensor can be positioned directly beneath the display. ... Essential Products Inc

05/04/17 / #20170123575

Optical sensors disposed beneath the display of an electronic device

Various embodiments concern sensors and other components that can be disposed beneath a variable transparency layer of a mobile device. By modifying how much voltage is applied to the variable transparency layer, a component, such as a camera, can be readily hidden when not in use. ... Essential Products Inc

05/04/17 / #20170123454

Camera integrated into a display

Certain aspects of the technology disclosed herein integrate a camera with an electronic display. An electronic display includes several layers, such as a cover layer, a color filter layer, a display layer including light emitting diodes or organic light emitting diodes, a thin film transistor layer, etc. ... Essential Products Inc

05/04/17 / #20170123453

Camera integrated into a display

Certain aspects of the technology disclosed herein integrate a camera with an electronic display. An electronic display includes several layers, such as a cover layer, a color filter layer, a display layer including light emitting diodes or organic light emitting diodes, a thin film transistor layer, etc. ... Essential Products Inc

05/04/17 / #20170123452

Camera integrated into a display

Certain aspects of the technology disclosed herein integrate a camera with an electronic display. An electronic display includes several layers, such as a cover layer, a color filter layer, a display layer including light emitting diodes or organic light emitting diodes, a thin film transistor layer, etc. ... Essential Products Inc

05/04/17 / #20170121840

Methods of manufacturing structures having concealed components

The disclosed embodiments include a method of integrating metal elements separated by gaps with a structure that conceals the metal elements and gaps. The method includes treating a metal substrate to a plasma electrolytic oxidation process to form a ceramic layer from a portion of the metal substrate, thereby providing the ceramic layer and an underlying metal portion of the metal substrate. ... Essential Products Inc








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