Patents Assigned to Phunware, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8060594
    Abstract: A client-based method for implementing a communications link. The method includes receiving a request for a communications link from an application executing on a handheld device and accessing a device API component to configure device hardware to implement the communications link. A wireless communications link is established with a server. In optimized protocol is automatically implemented between a client communications component and the server based on the wireless communications link type and the handheld device type, wherein the communications link is established via the communications component functioning with a device API component to configure hardware of the handheld device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Phunware, Inc.
    Inventors: Philippe Clavel, Bryan Waters
  • Publication number: 20110265043
    Abstract: Methods and systems for interactive user interface objects are provided. The user interface allows for users to manipulate different objects represented by icons within a user interface, such as that of an iPhone or iPad or other touch screen devices. Users may bump objects together, flick one object towards another, bump an object against the edge of a screen, flick an object towards a certain area such as a dock, or otherwise manipulate the objects. The user's actions or manipulations of objects may result in an action by the objects or may have no effect. Depending on the compatibility of objects, the objects may be neutral towards one another, may attract each other, or may repel. The objects that attract may share content or communicate with each other via a one-time interaction, or may establish links or connections with each other that enable longer term communication or broadcasts that occur upon pre-determined triggers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicant: Phunware, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan S. Knitowski, Luan Dang, David J. Reese, James D. Trim, Anthony C. Hall, Cyrus Lum
  • Patent number: 8009619
    Abstract: A server-based method for implementing a communications link. The method includes receiving via a communications network a request for a communications link from a client communications component executing on a handheld device and establishing a wireless communications link with the handheld device by using a server communications interface executing on the server. An optimized protocol is automatically implemented between the client communications component and the server based on the wireless communications link type and the handheld device type, wherein the optimized protocol is implemented while maintaining a standardized application programming interface for the server communications interface, and wherein the communications link is established via the communications component functioning with a device API component to configure hardware of the handheld device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Phunware, Inc.
    Inventors: Philippe Clavel, Bryan Waters