Patents by Inventor Anthony Sumcad

Anthony Sumcad 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).

  • Publication number: 20110244830
    Abstract: A vehicle telematics unit or other electronic hardware in a vehicle authenticates an incoming SMS message and provides additional security features above and beyond those inherent to the SMS protocol. A call center uses a mathematical function to derive a security code, and then sends an SMS message to the vehicle. The telematics unit can utilize the transmitted information to authenticate the sender of the SMS message and/or its contents. One group of suitable mathematical functions utilizes keyed-hash message authentication codes (HMACs).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Applicant: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
    Inventors: Elizabeth Chesnutt, Ki Hak Yi, Anthony Sumcad, Kevin R. Krause
  • Publication number: 20070136069
    Abstract: A method of customizing speech recognition in a mobile vehicle communication system is provided. A speech input is received at a telematics unit in communication with a call center, the speech input associated with a failure mode notification. The speech input is recorded at the telematics unit then forwarded to the call center via a wireless network based on the failure mode notification. At least one user-specific voice-recognition set is then received from the call center in response to the failure mode notification, wherein the user-specific voice-recognition set has been updated with the speech input. Systems and programs of customizing speech recognition in a mobile vehicle communication system are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2005
    Publication date: June 14, 2007
    Inventors: Shpetim Veliu, Hitan Kamdar, Anthony Sumcad, Russell Patenaude, Brad Reeser, Rathinavelu Chengalvarayan, Scott Pennock, Timothy Grost
  • Publication number: 20070038510
    Abstract: A method for acquiring marketing information from a marketing call center. The method involves a setting of a marketing information trigger based on a pre-determined event corresponding to at least one of a vehicle and an in-vehicle telematics unit, and an initiation of a call to the marketing call center to acquire the marketing information in response to an occurrence of the pre-determined event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2005
    Publication date: February 15, 2007
    Inventors: Fahd Laghrari, Anthony Sumcad
  • Publication number: 20070035397
    Abstract: A method for inventorying and monitoring an asset located in an vehicle asset management area The method involves an inventorying of a presence of an asset within an vehicle asset management area based on a detection of a RFID tag associated with the asset within the vehicle asset management area, and a monitoring of the inventoried presence of the asset within the vehicle asset management area based on the RFID tag associated with the asset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2005
    Publication date: February 15, 2007
    Inventors: Russell Patenaude, Anthony Sumcad
  • Publication number: 20070027625
    Abstract: A method of demonstrating navigation in a vehicle includes receiving a navigation demonstration mode request and global positioning information at a call center. A destination prompt is transmitted from the call center to the vehicle. A point-of-interest category is received at a call center. A point-of-interest destination is determined based on the point-of-interest category. A route is determined based on the received global positioning information and the point-of-interest destination. The route is transmitted from the call center to the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2005
    Publication date: February 1, 2007
    Inventors: Hitan Kamdar, Anthony Sumcad, Russell Patenaude, Shpetim Veliu
  • Publication number: 20070027614
    Abstract: A method of navigating a plurality of vehicles includes receiving vehicle identifications from the plurality of vehicles at a central location. A travel group is formed based on the received vehicle identifications. Global positioning information is received from at least one vehicle associated with the travel group at the central location. The received global positioning information is transmitted from the central location to at least one vehicle associated with the travel group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2005
    Publication date: February 1, 2007
    Inventors: Brad Reeser, Russell Patenaude, Shpetim Veliu, Anthony Sumcad
  • Publication number: 20060265217
    Abstract: A method and system for eliminating redundant voice recognition feedback includes receiving a voice command input at a command processor and determining a feedback requirement. The method further provides a voice command feedback based on the feedback requirement. A computer usable medium with suitable computer program code is provided for eliminating redundant voice recognition feedback.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2005
    Publication date: November 23, 2006
    Inventors: James Bicego, Anthony Sumcad, Russell Patenaude
  • Publication number: 20060238320
    Abstract: A method of providing courtesy notifications from a mobile vehicle including receiving courtesy notification user input at a vehicle telematics unit, receiving a time and a date at the telematics unit, determining whether the courtesy date and the courtesy time correspond respectively to the received date and the received time and initiating a call to the courtesy number based on the determination. The courtesy notification user input includes a courtesy date, a courtesy time, a courtesy location and a courtesy number.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2005
    Publication date: October 26, 2006
    Inventors: Shpetim Veliu, Anthony Sumcad, Hitan Kamdar
  • Publication number: 20060235688
    Abstract: A method of repeating a computer recognized string in a telematics unit in a vehicle, including receiving a user utterance at the telematics unit from a user, the user utterance including a plurality of words and a plurality of user pauses between the words, parsing the user utterance into a plurality of phonemes, forming a data string in which each user pause is associated with a phoneme adjacent to the user pause, and playing back the data string.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2005
    Publication date: October 19, 2006
    Inventors: James Bicego, Anthony Sumcad, Russell Patenaude
  • Publication number: 20060212300
    Abstract: A method of receiving vehicle sales information at a telematics unit in a vehicle via a wireless connection from a control node includes receiving a trigger input at the telematics unit and providing the vehicle sales information to a local customer responsive to the received trigger input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2005
    Publication date: September 21, 2006
    Inventors: Brad Resser, Russell Patenaude, Shpetim Veliu, Anthony Sumcad
  • Publication number: 20060173587
    Abstract: A method for remotely operating vehicle functions including receiving at least one wireless key fob signal at a kiosk system, receiving a vehicle function request at the kiosk system, and sending the wireless key fob signal from the kiosk system to a vehicle based on the vehicle function request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2005
    Publication date: August 3, 2006
    Inventors: Christopher Oesterling, Shpetim Veliu, Hitan Kamdar, Russell Patenaude, Brad Reeser, Anthony Sumcad
  • Publication number: 20060128365
    Abstract: A method of customizing hold-time content in a mobile vehicle communication system includes gathering preference information from the mobile vehicle, determining hold-time content from the preference information and playing the determined hold-time content while the call is on hold. Systems and programs for customizing hold-time content are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2004
    Publication date: June 15, 2006
    Inventors: Hitan Kamdar, Russell Patenaude, Brad Reeser, Anthony Sumcad
  • Publication number: 20060089100
    Abstract: A method of tracking short-range wireless communication in a vehicle. The method includes tracking a total usage time of a short-range wireless connection between a telematics unit and a portable wireless communication device, sending the tracked total usage time from the telematics unit to a call center via a wireless connection and generating a usage bill at the call center based on the total usage time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2004
    Publication date: April 27, 2006
    Inventors: Russell Patenaude, Anthony Sumcad, Hitan Kamdar
  • Publication number: 20060079207
    Abstract: A method for configuring hold entertainment includes monitoring a wireless connection between a telematics unit and a call center for a data input and muting a source input responsive to detection of the data input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2004
    Publication date: April 13, 2006
    Inventors: Hitan Kamdar, Russell Patenaude, Anthony Sumcad, Shpetim Veliu
  • Publication number: 20060069473
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of operating a telematics enabled mobile vehicle communication system. The method includes receiving vehicle diagnostic information at a relational database and analyzing the received vehicle diagnostic information. The method further includes identifying data correlations of interest identifying common elements associated with one or more specific situations based on the analyzed vehicle diagnostic information and identifying at least one client related to the data correlations. The method may further include distributing the vehicle diagnostic information associated with the identified data correlations and the identified clients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2004
    Publication date: March 30, 2006
    Inventors: Anthony Sumcad, Brad Reeser, Hitan Kamdar
  • Publication number: 20060047373
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of operating a telematics enabled mobile vehicle communication system. The method includes receiving a vehicle power down signal that includes vehicle identification information and time information of vehicle power down from a telematics device to a service provider. The method further includes initiating a vehicle power down count down at the service provider responsive to the receipt of the vehicle power down signal and estimating a remaining vehicle connection availability window based on the vehicle power down count down. The method additionally includes populating an advisor application with an estimated remaining vehicle connection availability window that is based on the vehicle power down count down. The method may further include generating the vehicle power down signal with the telematics device when a power down mode in an associated motor vehicle is detected and communicating the generated vehicle power down signal to the service provider.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2004
    Publication date: March 2, 2006
    Inventors: Anthony Sumcad, James Bicego, Hitan Kamdar
  • Publication number: 20060038674
    Abstract: A system employing a telematics unit and a telematics call center. The telematics unit includes a first module and a first set of at least one pre-scripted text message, and the telematics call center includes a second module and a second set of at least one pre-scripted text message. The modules operate to selectively establish a communication between telematics unit and telematics call center involving at least one of the first set of at least one pre-scripted text message and the second set of at least one pre-scripted text message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2004
    Publication date: February 23, 2006
    Inventors: Anthony Sumcad, Shpetim Veliu, Hitan Kamdar
  • Publication number: 20060030298
    Abstract: A method for communicating text messages from a mobile vehicle includes receiving at least one text message input from a user at a call center via an Internet connection. The text message input is sent to a telematics unit of the vehicle from the call center via a wireless connection; and a message request including a text message corresponding to the text message input and destination is received at the call center from the telematics unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2005
    Publication date: February 9, 2006
    Inventors: Matthew Burton, Hitan Kamdar, Anthony Sumcad
  • Publication number: 20060025173
    Abstract: A pre-connection readiness system employs a telematics unit and a telematics call center. The telematics unit receives and stores pre-connection user information prior to a connection between the telematics unit and the telematics call center. The telematics unit and the telematics call center exchange the pre-connection user information subsequent to the connection between the telematics unit and the telematics call center.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2004
    Publication date: February 2, 2006
    Inventors: Hitan Kamdar, Russell Patenaude, Anthony Sumcad, Shpetim Veliu, Brad Reeser
  • Publication number: 20060003762
    Abstract: A method for confirming deactivation of a mobile vehicle satellite radio service includes receiving a satellite radio termination signal at a call center, sending a termination notification from the call center to a telematics unit via a wireless interface responsive to the termination signal and sending a termination confirmation from the telematics unit to the call center responsive to the termination notification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2004
    Publication date: January 5, 2006
    Inventors: Anthony Sumcad, Russell Patenaude, Hitan Kamdar