Category Archives: Software


A device that allows people wearing noise-cancellation headphones and headsets to hear acoustic warning signals (e.g. police and ambulance sirens, car and truck’s honks, loud noises, designated words, honking, announcement, announcement tone, or any other loud sounds or predefined pattern of sound), especially runners, cyclists, construction workers, factory workers, and airport/airplane workers and passengers.

Abstract: The present invention provides for a portable apparatus and method for detection of environmental warning signals. The apparatus having an acoustic input device configured to produce an electrical representation of detected environmental warning signals, an electronic pre-processing unit configured to determine if the electrical representation satisfies a primary set of criteria, an electronic post-processing unit configured to verify if the electrical representation satisfies a secondary set of criteria and a warning indicator configured to transmit an alarm notification. The method having the steps of detecting an environmental warning signals, producing an electrical representation of the detected environmental warning signals, pre-processing the electrical representation to determine if a primary set of criteria has been met, if the set of criteria has been met, post processing the detected electrical signal to determine if a secondary set of criteria has been met and producing an alert message through at least one of an audible indicator, vibration indicator, visual indicator or wireless signal transmitter.

Applicant: Picotera Electronics Inc., Vancouver, BC

No. of patent applications: 1

System and Method for Creating and Managing Individual Users for Personalized Television on Behalf of Pre-Existing Video Delivery Platforms

img_solutions1A system and method are provided for enabling members of a television viewing location to generate user profiles on behalf of a video middleware system. The method comprises intercepting data exchanged between an end user apparatus and the video middleware system; processing the data to generate either first processed data in a first format familiar to a user lifecycle management system, or second processed data in a second format familiar to the video middleware system; and providing either the first processed data to the user lifecycle management system, or the second processed data to the video middleware system. Read more

UXP Systems Inc. , Toronto, ON

No. of patent applications: 4

Mobile Image Payment System

personasA Mobile Image Payment System for mobile commerce, which enables a Consumer to use a mobile device to make payments for online, Electronic Media, Print Media and POS Transactions, involving the presentment of an optical machine readable image. In an embodiment, the Consumer scans the encoded, mobile device scannable image that is displayed by a merchant, to initiate a transaction. Read more, Toronto, ON

No. of patents/patent applications: 21

System and method for home screen navigation

scribA system and method for rendering a graphical user interface. The method includes displaying, on a mobile device, a first subset of a plurality of objects of a multimedia container on a home screen and receiving an input. The multimedia container is operable to comprise one or more applications, widgets, and pieces of content. In one embodiment, the plurality of objects of said multimedia container extends beyond a display of said mobile device. In response to said input, a second subset of said plurality objects of said multimedia container and a portion of said first subset of plurality of objects of said multimedia container on said home screen is displayed.

Kobo Incorporated, Toronto, ON 

No. of patent applications: 7

Pedobarographic Biometric System

A method and system to characterize the wearer of at least one item of footwear having a sensor means which, while the item is being worn, collects from the wearer current pedobarometric data that is characteristic of the wearer, and the current pedobarometric data is compared with corresponding reference data for a specified wearer, preferably previously collected via the same or a similar item of footwear while worn by the specified wearer under controlled conditions, the results of the comparison being used to characterize the present wearer according to prescribed criteria. Read more.

The Business Accelerators Inc, Nepean, ON

No. of patent applications: 1

Method and apparatus for assessing a threat status of luggage

A method and apparatus for assessing a threat status of a piece of luggage. The method comprises the steps of scanning the piece of luggage with penetrating radiation to generate image data and processing the image data with a computing device to identify one or more objects represented by the image data. The method also includes further processing the image data to compensate the image data for interaction between the object and the penetrating radiation to produce compensated image data and then determine the threat status of the piece of luggage.

Optosecurity Inc. , Québec, QC

No. of patents: 7

No. of patent applications:  3

Method for Visualizing the Collective Opinion of a Group

A computerized method of visualizing the collective opinion of a group regarding one or more qualitative issues. The group initially selects N issues from the universe of potential issues and often assigns the issues images and titles. The system presents each user with graphical user interface screens wherein individual users vote on the relative importance and degree of relationship between the N aspects (Data Points) and issues, often using drag and drop methods.  Read more

Distility Branding, Toronto, ON

No. of patent applications: 1

Stakeholder Collaboration

A technique for improving collaboration between relevant parties in a commercial transaction involves sending a timely alert to stakeholders with regard to a presumably fraudulent transaction. A system constructed in accordance with techniques described in this paper can integrate multiple stakeholders and service providers. The system can facilitate alerting stakeholders of a presumably fraudulent transaction and/or enabling stakeholders to alert other stakeholders. Read more

Ethoca Technologies, Inc. , Toronto, ON

No. of applications: 1


System and Method to Predict the Performance of Keywords for Advertising Campaigns Managed on the Internet

Historical data from keywords in a pay-per-click internet advertising campaign are used to predict performance of other keywords with the goal of optimizing a keyword portfolio to maximize returns from the advertising campaign. A computing system receives the keyword portfolio for the advertising campaign, and classifies the keywords based on whether or not sufficient historical data exist to generate acceptable predictions about the performance of the keywords in the advertising campaign. Read more

Acquisio Inc., Saint -Lambert, PQ

No. of applications: 1