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Automatically Camouflaging Electric Devices

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000241460D
Publication Date: 2015-May-01
Document File: 1 page(s) / 37K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method for automatically camouflaging items (e.g., wires) in a vehicle when a person leaves it. When the person re-enters the vehicle, the system renders the items visible.

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Automatically Camouflaging Electric Devices

Theft of electronic devices from cars is common . One precursor to these break-ins and/or thefts is that the wires remain in view, so thieves suspect that there is a valuable device in the vehicle, even if the actual physical device is hidden or not in the vehicle .

The novel solution is a method for automatically camouflaging items (e.g., wires) in a vehicle when a person leaves it. Thus, the items are not visible to an individual outside of the vehicle. When the person re-enters the vehicle, the system renders the items visible.

Methods to make pixels automatically camouflage are known in the art . Such work looked at taking a background image and making a camouflage picture on the computer screen. The novel approach work uses similar technology to make items camouflage but does so on physical devices, for example wires, rather than an actual computer screen.

A second problem addressed here is the event that a device is lost and a user has trouble finding it because the color matches the surroundings (e.g., a black phone on a black couch, a green cell phone in green grass, etc.). In the second case, the solution is to have a set of smart wires that can change color automatically , going from camouflage to visible.

The novel system comprises a module in a vehicle that detects the presence or absence of a driver based on a sensory device (or camera) in the vehicle, the presence or absence of a key in the ignition, and/...