Patents by Inventor Andrew Lee Lawton

Andrew Lee Lawton has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 9088489
    Abstract: A computer establishes a wireless wide area network (WWAN) account simply by entering his telephone number in a user interface (UI) which is sent to an Internet server and correlated with the user's telephone account. A utility notes when a usage limitation for a period is approaching and in response disables wireless updates and automatically executes the updates when a landline connection is sensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Sean Patrick Kennedy, Fredrik Carpio, Paul Jin Hwang, Gary Robert Lyons, Edward Theodore Winter, Michael Chang, Andrew Lee Lawton
  • Patent number: 8823484
    Abstract: System and methods for automated adjustment of device settings are described. An electronic device comprises a receiver for receiving environmental information related to a surroundings of the device, a setting configurator for determining a desired setting for the device as a function of the environmental information, and a setting adjuster for adjusting a device setting in accordance with the desired setting. Moreover, the device further comprises a sensor for receiving the stimulus from the surroundings, for determining the value of the stimulus, and for sending the value of the stimulus to the receiver. Further, the device setting includes a volume of a speaker or a headphone, a theme or a color of a background displayed by the display, a brightness of the display, a sharpness of the display, a user interface displayed on the display, an intensity of a backlight of the display, or a contrast of the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Sean Patrick Kennedy, Andrew Lee Lawton
  • Publication number: 20130332831
    Abstract: A content management user interface (UI) provides a consistent appearance and operation across multiple devices of a user. Thumbnails representing content that is located on the user's devices are presented along with layered filtering operators which enable a user to filter the thumbnails by both content source and content type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventors: Marc Steven Birnkrant, Gary Robert Lyons, Edward Theodore Winter, Adrian Crisan, Christopher Mark Ohren, Arvind Knudsen, Andrew Lee Lawton
  • Publication number: 20120326834
    Abstract: System and methods for automated adjustment of device settings are described. An electronic device comprises a receiver for receiving environmental information related to a surroundings of the device, a setting configurator for determining a desired setting for the device as a function of the environmental information, and a setting adjuster for adjusting a device setting in accordance with the desired setting. Moreover, the device further comprises a sensor for receiving the stimulus from the surroundings, for determining the value of the stimulus, and for sending the value of the stimulus to the receiver. Further, the device setting includes a volume of a speaker or a headphone, a theme or a color of a background displayed by the display, a brightness of the display, a sharpness of the display, a user interface displayed on the display, an intensity of a backlight of the display, or a contrast of the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventors: Sean Patrick Kennedy, Andrew Lee Lawton
  • Publication number: 20120158935
    Abstract: Systems and methods consistent with the disclosure relate to managing social networks. According to one exemplary embodiment, a computer-implemented method for managing social networks of a user is disclosed. The method accesses an online social network site of the user, and receives, from the online social network site, networking content related to the user and a plurality of contacts of the user. The method identifies the plurality of contacts based on the networking content, and determines relationships between the user and the respective contacts based on the networking content. The method also creates a social networking map according to the relationships.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Inventors: Toyoaki Kishimoto, Michael Chang, Andrew Lee Lawton, Gary Robert Lyons, Sean Patrick Kennedy, Rommel M. Garay, Edward Theodore Winter, Fredrik Carpio, Adrian Crisan
  • Publication number: 20120117271
    Abstract: A method for data synchronization across multiple target destinations in a computer network includes acquiring information about the target destinations, wherein: the target destinations comprises at least one of a network account in the computer network, or a target device coupled to the computer network or associated with the network account; and the acquired information includes identification information associated with the target destinations. The method may also include receiving, at a user device, data from a data source; filtering the received data based on information included in the received data and in the identification information; identifying, based on the filtering, a selected target destination for receiving the filtered data; and transmitting the filtered data to the identified selected target destination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Inventors: Sean Patrick Kennedy, Gary Roberts Lyons, Michael Chang, Rommel M. Garay, Edward Theodore Winter, Andrew Lee Lawton, Fredrik Carpio, Adrian Crisan, Toyoaki Kishimoto
  • Publication number: 20120081286
    Abstract: Keypad keys having functions when they are pressed simultaneously with a meta key are backlit or bear indicia indicating the functions. A user interface (UI) can be presented indicating the functions of the keys. A row of special purpose keys user-programmable can be provided with each key invoking a respective application of service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2010
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Inventors: Sean Patrick Kennedy, Fredrik Carpio, Rommel Garay, Paul Jin Hwang, Gary Robert Lyons, Edward Theodore Winter, Christopher Mark Ohren, Michael Chang, Andrew Lee Lawton, Scott Avery Patton
  • Publication number: 20120042035
    Abstract: A computer establishes a wireless wide area network (WWAN) account simply by entering his telephone number in a user interface (UI) which is sent to an Internet server and correlated with the user's telephone account. A utility notes when a usage limitation for a period is approaching and in response disables wireless updates and automatically executes the updates when a landline connection is sensed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2010
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Inventors: Sean Patrick Kennedy, Fredrik Carpio, Paul Jin Hwang, Gary Robert Lyons, Edward Theodore Winter, Michael Chang, Andrew Lee Lawton
  • Publication number: 20120039513
    Abstract: Social media account UIs are disclosed to allow users to easily manage all social media accounts. Photos are automatically shared based on image recognition with social networking contacts appearing in the photos. Movies are automatically created from related social media clips, and videos can be generated by a user and uploaded to the user's social media accounts with a single click.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2010
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Inventors: Sean Patrick Kennedy, Frederik Carpio, Michael Chang, Rommel Garay, Paul Jin Hwang, Andrew Lee Lawton, Gary Robert Lyons, Edward Theodore Winter