Patents Assigned to Vysk Communications, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10158935
    Abstract: An apparatus for use with an electronic device having a microphone. The apparatus comprises a structure configured to detachably couple to the device, and a generator supported by the structure. The generator is configured to generate a force that acts on the microphone and renders the microphone unresponsive to voice sounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Vysk Communications, Inc.
    Inventor: Waleed Sami Haddad
  • Patent number: 10154183
    Abstract: An apparatus for use with an electronic device having a microphone and a camera. The apparatus comprises a structure configured to detachably couple to the device, and a shutter supported by the structure and comprising a lens shutter configured to obscure a lens of the camera when in an engaged position. A generator is supported by the structure and configured to generate a force that acts on the microphone and renders the microphone unresponsive to voice sounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Vysk Communications, Inc.
    Inventor: Waleed Sami Haddad
  • Patent number: 9591192
    Abstract: An apparatus for use with an electronic device having a microphone and a camera. The apparatus comprises a structure configured to detachably couple to the device, and a shutter supported by the structure and comprising a lens shutter configured to obscure a lens of the camera when in an engaged position. A generator is supported by the structure and configured to generate a force that acts on the microphone and renders the microphone unresponsive to voice sounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: VYSK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Waleed Sami Haddad
  • Patent number: 9571708
    Abstract: An apparatus for use with an electronic device having a camera. The apparatus comprises a structure configured to detachably couple to the device, and a shutter supported by the structure and comprising a lens shutter configured to obscure a lens of the camera when in an engaged position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: VYSK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Waleed Sami Haddad
  • Patent number: 9565359
    Abstract: A mobile communications device includes a display, one or more sources comprising at least one microphone and at least one camera, a wireless communications module, a main processor, and a secured processor inaccessible by the main processor. A housing supports components of the device and is configured for hand-held manipulation. A shutter is supported by the housing, and comprises a lens shutter situated within the housing and configured to obscure a lens of the at least one camera when activated. A user actuatable switch is coupled to at least the one or more sources, the main processor, the secured processor, and the shutter. The switch is configured to selectively activate and deactivate the lens shutter. The switch is also configured to divert signals produced by the sources away from the main processor when activated, and couple signals produced by the sources to the main processor when deactivated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: VYSK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Waleed Sami Haddad, Victor E. Cocchia
  • Patent number: 9392362
    Abstract: An apparatus for use with an electronic device having a microphone. The apparatus comprises a structure configured to detachably couple to the device, and a generator supported by the structure. The generator is configured to generate a force that acts on the microphone and renders the microphone unresponsive to voice sounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: VYSK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Waleed Sami Haddad
  • Publication number: 20150286817
    Abstract: A mobile communications device includes a display, a plurality of sources which may comprise at least one microphone and/or at least one camera, a wireless communications module, a main processor, and a secured processor inaccessible by the main processor. A housing of the device is configured for hand-held manipulation and to support the display, the sources, the communications module, the main processor, and the secured processor. A switch is actuatable by a user of the device and coupled to at least the sources, the main processor, and the secured processor. The switch is configured to divert signals produced by the sources away from the main processor when activated, and couple signals produced by the sources to the main processor when deactivated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Applicant: VYSK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Waleed Sami Haddad, Victor E. Cocchia
  • Patent number: 9147068
    Abstract: A mobile communications device includes a display, a plurality of sources which may comprise at least one microphone and/or at least one camera, a wireless communications module, a main processor, and a secured processor inaccessible by the main processor. A housing of the device is configured for hand-held manipulation and to support the display, the sources, the communications module, the main processor, and the secured processor. A switch is actuatable by a user of the device and coupled to at least the sources, the main processor, and the secured processor. The switch is configured to divert signals produced by the sources away from the main processor when activated, and couple signals produced by the sources to the main processor when deactivated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: VYSK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Waleed Sami Haddad, Victor E. Cocchia
  • Patent number: 9124792
    Abstract: An apparatus for use with an electronic device having a microphone and a camera. The apparatus comprises a structure configured to detachably couple to the device, and a shutter supported by the structure and comprising a lens shutter configured to obscure a lens of the camera when in an engaged position. A generator is supported by the structure and configured to generate a force that acts on the microphone and renders the microphone unresponsive to voice sounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: VYSK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Alexander Paul Barangan, Victor E. Cocchia, Michael Stephen Fiske, Waleed Sami Haddad
  • Publication number: 20150163383
    Abstract: An apparatus for use with an electronic device having a microphone and a camera. The apparatus comprises a structure configured to detachably couple to the device, and a shutter supported by the structure and comprising a lens shutter configured to obscure a lens of the camera when in an engaged position. A generator is supported by the structure and configured to generate a force that acts on the microphone and renders the microphone unresponsive to voice sounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Applicant: Vysk Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: ALEXANDER PAUL BARANGAN, VICTOR E. COCCHIA, MICHAEL STEPHEN FISKE, WALEED SAMI HADDAD
  • Publication number: 20150163589
    Abstract: An apparatus for use with an electronic device having a microphone. The apparatus comprises a structure configured to detachably couple to the device, and a generator supported by the structure. The generator is configured to generate a force that acts on the microphone and renders the microphone unresponsive to voice sounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Applicant: Vysk Communications, Inc.
    Inventor: Waleed Sami Haddad
  • Patent number: 8902318
    Abstract: A mobile communications device includes a display, one or more sources comprising at least one microphone and at least one camera, a wireless communications module, a main processor, and a secured processor inaccessible by the main processor. A housing supports components of the device and is configured for hand-held manipulation. A shutter is supported by the housing, and comprises a lens shutter situated within the housing and configured to obscure a lens of the at least one camera when activated. A user actuatable switch is coupled to at least the one or more sources, the main processor, the secured processor, and the shutter. The switch is configured to selectively activate and deactivate the lens shutter. The switch is also configured to divert signals produced by the sources away from the main processor when activated, and couple signals produced by the sources to the main processor when deactivated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Vysk Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Waleed Sami Haddad, Victor E. Cocchia
  • Patent number: 8731186
    Abstract: An apparatus for use with an electronic device having a microphone. The apparatus comprises a structure configured to detachably couple to the device, and a generator supported by the structure. The generator is configured to generate a force that acts on the microphone and renders the microphone unresponsive to voice sounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Vysk Communications, Inc.
    Inventor: Waleed Sami Haddad
  • Patent number: 8724020
    Abstract: An apparatus for use with an electronic device having a microphone and a camera. The apparatus comprises a structure configured to detachably couple to the device, and a shutter supported by the structure and comprising a lens shutter configured to obscure a lens of the camera when in an engaged position. A generator is supported by the structure and configured to generate a force that acts on the microphone and renders the microphone unresponsive to voice sounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Vysk Communications, Inc.
    Inventor: Waleed Sami Haddad
  • Patent number: D751058
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Vysk Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Victor E. Cocchia, Marc Tappanier
  • Patent number: D751059
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Vysk Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Victor E. Cocchia, Mark Tappanier