Patents Assigned to Avon Associates, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8620389
    Abstract: A method for operating a communications device can include receiving a plurality of spoken commands uttered by a user, the plurality of spoken commands comprising a custom written communication message to be displayed. The method can also include executing a speech recognition engine to recognize and convert each of the spoken commands into corresponding electronic signals that selectively enable and operatively control each of a plurality of multimedia units and at least one light array, wherein the electronic signals are configured to cause multiple light units of the light array to be selectively activated and display the custom written communication message. The method can further include transmitting audio signals received from different ones of the plurality of multimedia units to a radio via a preset open radio channel for broadcasting the audio signals through at least one speaker connected to the radio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Avon Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Martin Schrager
  • Publication number: 20120065971
    Abstract: A method for operating a communications device can include receiving a plurality of spoken commands uttered by a user, the plurality of spoken commands comprising a custom written communication message to be displayed. The method can also include executing a speech recognition engine to recognize and convert each of the spoken commands into corresponding electronic signals that selectively enable and operatively control each of a plurality of multimedia units and at least one light array, wherein the electronic signals are configured to cause multiple light units of the light array to be selectively activated and display the custom written communication message. The method can further include transmitting audio signals received from different ones of the plurality of multimedia units to a radio via a preset open radio channel for broadcasting the audio signals through at least one speaker connected to the radio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Applicant: AVON ASSOCIATES, INC.
    Inventor: Martin Schrager
  • Patent number: 8068881
    Abstract: A portable multimedia and communications device can include a transducive element for receiving sound. The device also can include a base unit having a plurality of multimedia units and a processor executing a speech recognition engine for recognizing user speech. Each of the plurality of multimedia units can be selectively enabled and operated responsive to user voice commands received via the transducive element and communicated to the base unit via a communication link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Avon Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Martin Schrager
  • Publication number: 20060252457
    Abstract: A portable multimedia and communications device can include a transducive element for receiving sound. The device also can include a base unit having a plurality of multimedia units and a processor executing a speech recognition engine for recognizing user speech. Each of the plurality of multimedia units can be selectively enabled and operated responsive to user voice commands received via the transducive element and communicated to the base unit via a communication link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2006
    Publication date: November 9, 2006
    Applicant: AVON ASSOCIATES, INC.
    Inventor: Martin Schrager
  • Patent number: 7072686
    Abstract: A portable multimedia and communications device can include a transducive element for receiving sound. The device also can include a base unit having a plurality of multimedia units and a processor executing a speech recognition engine for recognizing user speech. Each of the plurality of multimedia units can be selectively enabled and operated responsive to user voice commands received via the transducive element and communicated to the base unit via a communication link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2006
    Assignee: Avon Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Martin Schrager