Patents by Inventor Arvin Baalu

Arvin Baalu 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: 10878787
    Abstract: Methods are provided for adjusting a music output of a vehicle audio system based on driver movements performed while listening to the music. In one embodiment, a music output of a vehicle infotainment system is adjusted responsive to monitored user behavior inside a vehicle, the monitored user behavior manifesting a user mood. In another embodiment, the music output is adjusted based on each of a user mood and a control gesture, wherein both the user mood and the gesture are identified based on user information gathered from vehicle biometric sensors and cameras while music is playing inside the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: HARMAN INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIES, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Vallabha Vasant Hampiholi, Arvin Baalu, Sharath Chandrashekar
  • Patent number: 10231074
    Abstract: Systems and method for requesting audio content that is stored in a cloud network and accessed by many different audio devices where each of the audio devices may have an optimal type of audio encoding, format, and characteristic in addition to being located in different types of listening environment that are considered by a cloud audio server when preparing audio content for transmission to a requesting audio device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Harman International Industries, Incorporated
    Inventors: Arvin Baalu, Anantha Krishnan B S, Joy Lejin
  • Patent number: 10205770
    Abstract: A system is provided for integrating a feature rich application platform operating on a mobile device with a vehicle infotainment system. The system includes a head unit configured to control user interface devices including a display, a command entry device, and an audio output device. The head unit also includes computing resources and a communications interface. A content consumer application operates using the computing resources of the head unit, and is configured to communicate user generated commands over a communications interface to a content provider application executing on a mobile device. The content provider application is configured to direct the user generated commands to one of a plurality of sub-applications on the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: HARMAN INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIES, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Arvin Baalu, Manu Malhotra, Sangeetha Venkateswaran, Omprakash Meena
  • Patent number: 9868447
    Abstract: Embodiments are disclosed for an in-vehicle system and methods of controlling vehicle systems with a mobile device in communication with the in-vehicle system. In one embodiment, an in-vehicle system includes a display device and an interface system communicatively connected to one or more vehicle sensors. The interface system may be configured to receive sensor signals from the one or more vehicle sensors, transmit the sensor signals to a mobile device, receive control signals from the mobile device, and transmit the control signals to a target vehicle system, the control signals responsive to the one or more vehicle sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Harman International Industries, Incorporated
    Inventors: Arvin Baalu, Shyam Vedantam, Vishnu Sundaram
  • Publication number: 20170174228
    Abstract: Embodiments are disclosed for an in-vehicle system and methods of controlling vehicle systems with a mobile device in communication with the in-vehicle system. In one embodiment, an in-vehicle system includes a display device and an interface system communicatively connected to one or more vehicle sensors. The interface system may be configured to receive sensor signals from the one or more vehicle sensors, transmit the sensor signals to a mobile device, receive control signals from the mobile device, and transmit the control signals to a target vehicle system, the control signals responsive to the one or more vehicle sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: Arvin Baalu, Shyam Vedantam, Vishnu Sundaram
  • Publication number: 20170150289
    Abstract: Systems and method for requesting audio content that is stored in a cloud network and accessed by many different audio devices where each of the audio devices may have an optimal type of audio encoding, format, and characteristic in addition to being located in different types of listening environment that are considered by a cloud audio server when preparing audio content for transmission to a requesting audio device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: Arvin BAALU, Anantha KRISHNAN B S, Joy LEJIN
  • Patent number: 9610957
    Abstract: Embodiments are disclosed for an in-vehicle system and methods of controlling vehicle systems with a mobile device in communication with the in-vehicle system. In one embodiment, an in-vehicle system includes a display device and an interface system communicatively connected to one or more vehicle sensors. The interface system may be configured to receive sensor signals from the one or more vehicle sensors, transmit the sensor signals to a mobile device, receive control signals from the mobile device, and transmit the control signals to a target vehicle system, the control signals responsive to the one or more vehicle sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Harman International Industries, Incorporated
    Inventors: Arvin Baalu, Shyam Vedantam, Vishnu Sundaram
  • Patent number: 9582576
    Abstract: Systems and method for requesting audio content that is stored in a cloud network and accessed by many different audio devices where each of the audio devices may have an optimal type of audio encoding, format, and characteristic in addition to being located in different types of listening environment that are considered by a cloud audio server when preparing audio content for transmission to a requesting audio device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Harman International Industries, Incorporated
    Inventors: Arvin Baalu, Anantha Krishnan B S, Joy Lejin
  • Patent number: 9542061
    Abstract: A system for adjusting a graphical element, such as a widget, a menu, and/or an icon of a graphical user interface (GUI) associated with one or more user actions, applications, and/or electronic media. The adjusting of the graphical element may be based at least partially on data regarding frequency, duration, and/or time of the one or more actions and/or use of the applications or the electronic media by a user. Additionally or alternatively, the adjusting of the graphical element may be based on a routine of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Harman International Industries, Incorporated
    Inventors: Arvin Baalu, Manu Malhotra, Trisha Mishra, Aajjay H. Chavaan
  • Patent number: 9417838
    Abstract: A system may include one or more data modules operable to receive, process, and transmit data associated with one or more audio and/or visual cues from surroundings of a user. The system may also include one or more cameras and one or more microphones communicatively coupled to the one or more data modules, where the one or more cameras and the one or more microphones are operable to: record, respectively, the one or more audio and/or visual cues; and transmit, respectively, the data associated with the one or more audio and/or visual cues to the one or more data modules. Also, the system may include one or more speakers driven by audio signals received from the one or more data modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Harman International Industries, Incorporated
    Inventors: Arvin Baalu, Manu Malhotra, Ravi Lakkundi
  • Publication number: 20160214621
    Abstract: Embodiments are disclosed for an in-vehicle system and methods of controlling vehicle systems with a mobile device in communication with the in-vehicle system. In one embodiment, an in-vehicle system includes a display device and an interface system communicatively connected to one or more vehicle sensors. The interface system may be configured to receive sensor signals from the one or more vehicle sensors, transmit the sensor signals to a mobile device, receive control signals from the mobile device, and transmit the control signals to a target vehicle system, the control signals responsive to the one or more vehicle sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Inventors: Arvin Baalu, Shyam Vedantam, Vishnu Sundaram
  • Publication number: 20160050315
    Abstract: Embodiments are disclosed for determining a driver status and presenting the driver status to a calling party. In some embodiments, an in-vehicle computing system of a vehicle includes a display, a processor, and a storage device that stores instructions executable by the processor to receive vehicle status data from one or more vehicle systems and sensors. The instructions may also be executable to determine one or more parameters of operation for the vehicle based on the received vehicle status data, compare the one or more parameters of operation for the vehicle to one or more driver status indicator, determine a driver status of a driver of the vehicle based on the comparison of the parameters to the driver status indicators, and selectively send the driver status to a server, the server being located remotely from the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Inventors: Manu Malhotra, Trisha Mishra, Arvin Baalu
  • Publication number: 20160025497
    Abstract: Embodiments are disclosed for caching navigation content. An example navigation system includes map data memory, a position sensor that determines the present location of the navigation system and provides a navigation system position signal indicative thereof, a wireless transmitter that transmits the navigation system position data, and a wireless receiver that receives cellular data including cellular white spot map data and cellular non-white spot map data in response to the transmitted navigation system position data and stores the received cellular white spot map data and the cellular non-white spot map data in the map data memory. The example navigation system also includes a processor that receives the navigation system position signal and forms a map image based upon received cellular white spot map data when the wireless receiver is not receiving cellular data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Inventors: Arvin Baalu, Praveen Kumar Kammara
  • Publication number: 20150334171
    Abstract: A system is provided for integrating a feature rich application platform operating on a mobile device with a vehicle infotainment system. The system includes a head unit configured to control user interface devices including a display, a command entry device, and an audio output device. The head unit also includes computing resources and a communications interface. A content consumer application operates using the computing resources of the head unit, and is configured to communicate user generated commands over a communications interface to a content provider application executing on a mobile device. The content provider application is configured to direct the user generated commands to one of a plurality of sub-applications on the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventors: Arvin BAALU, Manu MALHOTRA, Sangeetha VENKATESWARAN, Omprakash MEENA
  • Publication number: 20150081905
    Abstract: Systems and method for requesting audio content that is stored in a cloud network and accessed by many different audio devices where each of the audio devices may have an optimal type of audio encoding, format, and characteristic in addition to being located in different types of listening environment that are considered by a cloud audio server when preparing audio content for transmission to a requesting audio device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Arvin BAALU, Anantha KRISHNAN B S, Joy LEJIN
  • Publication number: 20150053066
    Abstract: Methods are provided for adjusting a music output of a vehicle audio system based on driver movements performed while listening to the music. In one embodiment, a music output of a vehicle infotainment system is adjusted responsive to monitored user behavior inside a vehicle, the monitored user behavior manifesting a user mood. In another embodiment, the music output is adjusted based on each of a user mood and a control gesture, wherein both the user mood and the gesture are identified based on user information gathered from vehicle biometric sensors and cameras while music is playing inside the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Vallabha Vasant Hampiholi, Arvin Baalu, Sharath Chandrashekar
  • Patent number: 8930452
    Abstract: Methods and systems for automatically interfacing with Internet-based social networks for safely providing friends of a mobile user with location updates. In particular, a system and method are provided for automatically posting user-location information to a social network. A system interface receives user data including a location update activation indicator and location update conditions. A navigation engine obtains information associated with the current location of the mobile user. A social network client module of the system is configured to determine that the location activation indicator is active and to determine that a location update condition is met. A communications interface automatically posts a location update to the social network if the social network client determines that at least one location update condition is met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Harman International Industries, Incorporated
    Inventors: Arvin Baalu, Dibyendu Chatterjee, Ramana Rao
  • Patent number: 8856272
    Abstract: Systems and method for requesting audio content that is stored in a cloud network and accessed by many different audio devices where each of the audio devices may have an optimal type of audio encoding, format, and characteristic in addition to being located in different types of listening environment that are considered by a cloud audio server when preparing audio content for transmission to a requesting audio device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Harman International Industries, Incorporated
    Inventors: Arvin Baalu, Anantha Krishnan B S, Joy Lejin
  • Publication number: 20140181710
    Abstract: A proximity location system (PLS) can allow for a user to interact with a user interface without touching or speaking into the interface. The system may include or be in communication with the user interface, which may be a touchscreen, for example. The system may also include or be in communication with one or more sensors that can sense an object's size, shape, speed, and/or location with respect to the user interface. From these sensed object characteristics, the system can determine the sensed object's type, feature, and/or state; and from that determination, the system can direct the interface and/or a device in communication with the interface to take an action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Harman International Industries, Incorporated
    Inventors: Arvin Baalu, Manu Malhotra
  • Publication number: 20140082515
    Abstract: A system for adjusting a graphical element, such as a widget, a menu, and/or an icon of a graphical user interface (GUI) associated with one or more user actions, applications, and/or electronic media. The adjusting of the graphical element may be based at least partially on data regarding frequency, duration, and/or time of the one or more actions and/or use of the applications or the electronic media by a user. Additionally or alternatively, the adjusting of the graphical element may be based on a routine of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: Harman International Industries, Incorporated
    Inventors: Arvin Baalu, Manu Malhotra, Trisha Mishra, Aajjay H. Chavaan