Patents Assigned to OpenPeak, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130091543
    Abstract: A method for generating a secure application is described herein. The method can include the steps of obtaining a target application and decomposing the target application into original files that contain predictable instructions. One or more predictable instructions in the original files may be identified. In addition, the target application may be modified to create the secure application by binding one or more intercepts to the target application. These intercepts can enable the modification of the predictable instructions in accordance with one or more policies such that the behavior of the secure application is different from the original behavior of the target application. Modification of the target application may be conducted without access to the source code of the target application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: OPENPEAK INC.
    Inventor: OpenPeak Inc.
  • Patent number: 8390473
    Abstract: The present application is directed to a system and method of providing flexible real-time two-way energy control and monitoring between utility providers and consumers. Consumer friendly nodes permit communication of targeted information and control, while permitting the utility provider to remotely communicate and control in a real-time environment. Data collection of and accessibility by a community of utility consumers provides social feedback through comparative usage statistics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Openpeak Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Krzyzanowski, David Barclay
  • Publication number: 20130028446
    Abstract: Arrangements described herein relate to systems and methods for adjusting the audio output from an electrical device based on the orientation of the device to provide proper stereo audio output for more than one orientation of the device. The audio output system includes at least two speakers. The device includes an orientation sensor, which can be accelerometer, a gravity sensor, a gyroscope, a tilt sensor, an electronic compass, or combinations thereof. The audio output system can be operatively connected to the orientation sensor. Based on orientation data collected by the orientation sensor, output from the audio output system can be adjusted to provide audio output from opposing left and right regions of the device. Such adjustments can be implemented by the orientation sensor itself or by a switching device (such as a processor, digital logic gate or switching transistor) operatively positioned between the orientation sensor and the audio output system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: OPENPEAK INC.
    Inventor: Paul Krzyzanowski
  • Publication number: 20130029645
    Abstract: A communication system includes a communication device (i.e., a cellular or smart phone) communicatively coupled to an auxiliary communication device (i.e. a headset). Systems and methods are provided for switching between calls in instances in which there are at least three calls being simultaneously supported. In one embodiment, a prediction can be made as to which one of the pending calls should be resumed when an active call is terminated or put on hold. The prediction can be made based on any suitable criterion, including, for example, the frequency of calls received from or made to a caller, the amount or percentage of accepted calls from a caller, the duration of calls received from or made to a caller, and/or a ranking input by a user. Such predictive analysis can minimize the need for a user to cumbersomely navigate through a call list to reach a desired call.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: OpenPeak Inc.
    Inventor: Philip Schentrup
  • Publication number: 20130013906
    Abstract: A method and system for validating components during a booting process of a computing device are described herein. The method can include the steps of detecting a power up signal and in response to detecting the power up signal, progressively determining whether software components of the computing device are valid. If the software components are determined to be valid, the computing device may be permitted to move to an operational state. If, however, at least some of the software components are determined to be not valid, the computing device may be prevented from moving to the operational state. In one arrangement, if the computing device is prevented from moving to the operational state, corrective action can be taken in an effort to permit the computing device to move to the operational state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: OPENPEAK INC.
    Inventors: John R. Brown, John Irwin Perret-Gentil
  • Publication number: 20120303476
    Abstract: Mobile electronic devices, docking stations, and communication systems that include the same, as well as features and services offered by such mobile electronic devices, docking stations and communication systems are described. A mobile device in accordance with one embodiment includes a dual-mode capacitance sensor that can perform both a fingerprint scanning function and a user interface device function. A docking station in accordance with another embodiment can engage a mobile electronic device and also be removably attached to a component. Docking stations are also described that can communicate with one another to extend the feature sets of each. A mobile electronic device in accordance with another embodiment supports multiple profiles. Finally, a system in accordance with an embodiment performs attribute-based presentation of applications available in an application store to a mobile electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: OPENPEAK INC.
    Inventors: Paul Krzyzanowski, Daniel Gittleman
  • Publication number: 20120297444
    Abstract: A method for ensuring compliance with organizational policies is described herein. The method can include the step of monitoring one or more parameters of a managed computing device for compliance with one or more policies of an organization in which the organizational policies may include limitations on the managed computing device. The method can also include the step of detecting a non-conformance event at the managed computing device with respect to at least one organizational policy. In response to the detection of the non-conformance event, the operation of the managed computing device may be restricted with respect to features or data associated with the organization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: OPENPEAK INC.
    Inventors: Vadim Kacherov, Robert M. Dare, Gregory Paul Watson, Parag Goel
  • Publication number: 20120287343
    Abstract: A display system is described that extends the functionality of a mobile display device such that video content generated thereby can be displayed by a different display device, wherein such video content may be the same as or different from video content currently being displayed by the mobile display device. This may be achieved when the mobile display device is engaged with a docking station that provides one or more of power, an extended user interface, network connectivity, and audio/video output features to the mobile display device. Such docking station may include a video interface for connecting the docking station to the different display device. When the mobile display device is engaged with the docking station and the docking station is connected to the different display device via the video interface, video content can be routed from the mobile display device to the different display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: OPENPEAK INC.
    Inventors: Michael Kelly, Teerapat Theerawong, Yuval Shohet
  • Publication number: 20120274800
    Abstract: A multi-media device and a method for manufacturing the multi-media device is described herein. The multi-media device includes a first and second substrate coupled to each other. Both the first and second substrates have a first side and a second side opposite to the first side. The multi-media device further includes a first camera coupled to the first side of the first substrate and a second camera coupled to the first side of the second substrate. The first camera includes a first lens housing, which houses one or more first lenses. The second camera includes a second lens housing, which houses one or more second lenses. The second substrate is coupled to the first substrate in a manner such that the one or more first lenses and the one or more second lenses receive light from opposite directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: OPENPEAK INC.
    Inventor: Bharat Vakil
  • Patent number: 8259705
    Abstract: A call services manager and methods for improving the quality and efficiency of voice of Internet Protocol (“VOIP”) calls are provided. In an embodiment a method to improve communication link utilization on a call requiring the use of a central service platform is provided. An additional method is provided to validate caller identification information exchanged between originating and terminating communication devices in an IP voice network. In a further aspect of the invention, a method using a call services manager is provided to dynamically switch from one call route to another based on quality of service considerations. A call services manager is also provided. The call services manager is a software proxy that can reside at any type of network element. The call services manager includes software modules to implement the above methods for improving VOIP quality, and can include other call service and quality improvement modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: OpenPeak Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald Hume
  • Publication number: 20120221666
    Abstract: A system and method of controlling access to one or more electronic devices is disclosed. The method can include the step of—out of a plurality of electronic devices—identifying a master device and a slave device. The master device can be configured to control access to at least one feature of the slave device, and the master device can be associated with a person who has supervisory authority over another person who uses the slave device. During an active session on the slave device, a pre-disablement warning can be sent to the slave device in which the pre-disablement warning can identify a first time period by which access to the feature of the slave device is to be prevented. A disablement message can be sent to the slave device, thereby preventing access to the feature of the slave device following the expiration of the first time period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicant: OPENPEAK INC.
    Inventors: Philip Schentrup, Vadim Kacherov, Larry G. Brown
  • Publication number: 20120209935
    Abstract: A method and system for selectively providing access to one or more slave computing devices is described. The method includes providing one or more slave computing devices and one or more master computing devices, the master computing device being communicatively coupled to the slave computing device. The method also includes displaying a user interface on the slave computing device that accepts input from a user and receiving a disablement signal at the slave computing device from the master computing device. The method also includes the step of—responsive to receipt of the disablement signal—disabling the user interface of the slave computing device such that the user is not permitted to provide the input. As part of the disablement of the slave computing device, a non-interactive message that does not respond to user attempts to provide input to the slave computing device can be displayed on the slave computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: OPENPEAK INC.
    Inventors: Glenn Richard Harter, Philip Schentrup, Jonathan Alaimo
  • Publication number: 20120203859
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for improving the interaction between e-mails/web browsers and communication devices. In such systems and methods, an action of one communication device can effect an action on another communication device. A content source identifier is presented in an email or web page being viewed on a first communication device. If the content source identifier has a specific content type descriptor associated therewith (such as a particular MIME type), then a command can be sent to a second communication device to initiate an action thereon. The command can be sent to the second communication device by the first communication device and/or by a management server communicatively linked to the first and second communication devices. In one embodiment, the first communication device can be a desktop computer or a laptop computer, and the second communication device can be a laptop computer, a tablet computer or a smart phone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Applicant: OPENPEAK INC.
    Inventor: Paul Krzyzanowski
  • Publication number: 20120198083
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a client device scans to detect available remote connections using a network protocol. Upon detecting one or more available remote connections, the client device presents or transmits client credentials that are unique to the client device to the remote connections or devices until the client device finds a remote connection that accepts the credentials. The remote connection that accepts the credentials is stored as the home connection by client device, and the client device connects to the home connection. Once the home connection is set, the client device will no longer seek other connections, and will only attempt to re-connect with the home connection if the connection is lost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: OPENPEAK, INC.
    Inventor: DAVID KILLIAN
  • Publication number: 20120194656
    Abstract: A video display system and method that allows two different users to view different video streams on the same monitor without being able to see the other user's video stream. Frames of each video stream are rendered on the monitor. Each user views the monitor using a viewing device that allows the user to see his/her respective video stream and blocks the user from seeing frames associated with the other video stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: OPENPEAK, INC.
    Inventor: DAVID KILLIAN
  • Publication number: 20120173979
    Abstract: A remote control system and method for a multi-media device, such as a television, is provided. The remote control device includes a display. The remote control device can be a tablet computer, a laptop computer or a smart phone. When an application software program is initiated on the multi-media device, one or more user interface elements are presented on the display of the remote control device. The user interface elements are relevant to the initiated application software program. One or more of the user interface elements can be manipulated such that the application software program adjusts in response. The system and method can provide an adaptive and/or customizable user interface that is appropriate for the application software that is initiated, thereby enhancing user interaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2010
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: OPENPEAK INC.
    Inventor: Keith Markkel Lee
  • Publication number: 20120173705
    Abstract: A system and method for monitoring and managing a network of electrical devices includes a central device operatively connected to a plurality of end devices by a network, such as a ZigBee network. The central device can monitor the status of the first plurality of end devices and display the status of the end devices. The central device can also be configured to command an aspect of at least one of the first plurality of end devices. Thus, the user can remotely monitor and adjust an aspect of one or more of the end devices by the central device. All end devices connected to the network can be monitored and managed from the central device, thereby improving monitoring of the devices and providing a convenient way to adjust the devices to desired conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2010
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: OPENPEAK INC.
    Inventor: Joaquin Hernandez
  • Publication number: 20120170471
    Abstract: A method of selecting an access point to provide communication network presence to a communication device. The method can include detecting a plurality of access points and performing scans of the detected access points over each of a plurality of period windows to detect short-term attributes and long-term attributes associated with each detected access point. When a new scan of the detected access points is performed over a new period window, an oldest set of short-term attributes can be purged from a prior period window. The short-term attributes, the long-term attributes and a time-invariant attribute can be processed for each of the access points to rank the access points in terms of priority. An access point having the highest priority can be selected to be the access point to provide the communication network presence to the communication device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2010
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: OPENPEAK INC.
    Inventors: John R. Brown, Eoin Hyden
  • Patent number: D665810
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: OpenPeak, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher C. Jones, Steve I. Hwang
  • Patent number: D668901
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: OpenPeak, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher C. Jones, Steve I. Hwang