Patents by Inventor Assimakis Tzamaloukas

Assimakis Tzamaloukas 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: 9310214
    Abstract: A system and method adjusts road segment boundaries based on information received from devices that travel a road system for purposes other than road segment definition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: BlackBerry Corporation
    Inventor: Assimakis Tzamaloukas
  • Patent number: 9245040
    Abstract: A system and method provides location-aware search results from a navigation or other device and provides one or more enhanced listings or advertisements with the results to offset the communication cost of the search. The sponsor may be charged for the listing or advertisement and the charge may be based on whether the device arrives in an area around the sponsor location within a threshold amount of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: BlackBerry Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Currie, Assimakis Tzamaloukas
  • Patent number: 9185678
    Abstract: A system and method uses a communication request and/or historical data collected by one or more devices to identify whether to fulfill the request using ad hoc networking or access points. If an access point is determined to be used, the system and method attempts to identify those access points that can best fulfill the request and then attempts to use such access points to fulfill the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: BlackBerry Corporation
    Inventor: Assimakis Tzamaloukas
  • Patent number: 8965695
    Abstract: A hierarchical floating car data network comprises a central server, an egress point network, and a participating vehicle network. The egress point network is in communication with the central server. The egress point network comprises a plurality of egress points. The participating vehicle network comprises a plurality of participating vehicles. At least some of the plurality of participating vehicles are in direct communication with each other. At least some of the plurality of participating vehicles are in communication with at least some of the plurality of egress points. Furthermore, at least some of the plurality of participating vehicles may be in communication with the central server. A geographic database is formed from content communicated between the elements of the hierarchical floating car data network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventor: Assimakis Tzamaloukas
  • Patent number: 8908516
    Abstract: An enhanced mobile communication device communicates directly with other enhanced mobile communication devices in an ad-hoc mode over a wireless medium. The device transmits and receives packets of digital data. The packets of digital data are such that when transmitted, the probability that they will be received by the other mobile communication devices is increased. The probability is further increased by transmitting the packets a multiple and variable number of times according activity in the wireless medium. Attempts to transmit are made periodically and the period of transmission is adjusted according to activity in the wireless medium. In a transportation application, the packets comprise vehicle traffic congestion update information. The device maintains a traffic database and a map database. Traffic congestion update information is exchanged with other devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: BlackBerry Corporation
    Inventors: Assimakis Tzamaloukas, P. Michael Farmwald
  • Patent number: 8660794
    Abstract: A system and method splices into, or replaces routes identified based on road geometry with routes taken by the same user or other users to create alternate routes that may be selected by a user to display, for example, on a map or for which driving directions can be displayed. Communication of routes traveled by different devices may be received from a server or from another device. A naming convention for road segments and ordered paths of road segments is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Dash Navigation, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Currie, Assimakis Tzamaloukas
  • Patent number: 8612437
    Abstract: A system and method provides location-aware search results from a navigation or other device and provides one or more enhanced listings or advertisements with the results to offset the communication cost of the search. The sponsor may be charged for the listing or advertisement and the charge may be based on whether the device arrives in an area around the sponsor location within a threshold amount of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Assimakis Tzamaloukas, Robert Currie, Charles E Gotlieb
  • Patent number: 8340898
    Abstract: A system and method splices into, or replaces routes identified based on road geometry with routes taken by the same user or other users to create alternate routes that may be selected by a user to display, for example, on a map or for which driving directions can be displayed. Communication of routes traveled by different devices may be received from a server or from another device. A naming convention for road segments and ordered paths of road segments is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Dash Navigation, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Eldredge Currie, Assimakis Tzamaloukas
  • Patent number: 8339990
    Abstract: A system and method uses a communication request and/or historical data collected by one or more devices to identify whether to fulfill the request using ad hoc networking or access points. If an access point is determined to be used, the system and method attempts to identify those access points that can best fulfill the request and then attempts to use such access points to fulfill the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Dash Navigation, Inc.
    Inventor: Assimakis Tzamaloukas
  • Patent number: 8307090
    Abstract: A system and method detects an amount of data attributed to a device including reports sent to the device, and reduces the amount of data being used to provide reports to the device if the amount of data attributed to the device exceeds an amount assigned to the device. Data uploaded from the device is also minimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Dash Navigation Inc.
    Inventors: Seth Rogers, Assimakis Tzamaloukas
  • Patent number: 8280395
    Abstract: A system and method detects an amount of data attributed to a device including reports sent to the device, and reduces the amount of data being used to provide reports to the device if the amount of data attributed to the device exceeds an amount assigned to the device. Data uploaded from the device is also minimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Dash Navigation, Inc.
    Inventors: Assimakis Tzamaloukas, Seth Rogers
  • Publication number: 20120131200
    Abstract: A system and method detects an amount of data attributed to a device including reports sent to the device, and reduces the amount of data being used to provide reports to the device if the amount of data attributed to the device exceeds an amount assigned to the device. Data uploaded from the device is also minimized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: Dash Navigation Inc.
    Inventors: Seth Rogers, Assimakis Tzamaloukas
  • Patent number: 8112522
    Abstract: A system and method detects an amount of data attributed to a device including reports sent to the device, and reduces the amount of data being used to provide reports to the device if the amount of data attributed to the device exceeds an amount assigned to the device. Data uploaded from the device is also minimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Dash Navigation, Inc.
    Inventors: Seth Rogers, Assimakis Tzamaloukas
  • Publication number: 20110310733
    Abstract: An enhanced mobile communication device communicates directly with other enhanced mobile communication devices in an ad-hoc mode over a wireless medium. The device transmits and receives packets of digital data. The packets of digital data are such that when transmitted, the probability that they will be received by the other mobile communication devices is increased. The probability is further increased by transmitting the packets a multiple and variable number of times according activity in the wireless medium. Attempts to transmit are made periodically and the period of transmission is adjusted according to activity in the wireless medium. In a transportation application, the packets comprise vehicle traffic congestion update information. The device maintains a traffic database and a map database. Traffic congestion update information is exchanged with other devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Inventors: Assimakis Tzamaloukas, P. Michael Farmwald
  • Publication number: 20110270982
    Abstract: A system and method detects an amount of data attributed to a device including reports sent to the device, and reduces the amount of data being used to provide reports to the device if the amount of data attributed to the device exceeds an amount assigned to the device. Data uploaded from the device is also minimized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Applicant: Dash Navigation Inc.
    Inventors: Seth Rogers, Assimakis Tzamaloukas
  • Patent number: 7987260
    Abstract: A system and method detects an amount of data attributed to a device including reports sent to the device, and reduces the amount of data being used to provide reports to the device if the amount of data attributed to the device exceeds an amount assigned to the device. Data uploaded from the device is also minimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: Dash Navigation, Inc.
    Inventors: Seth Rogers, Assimakis Tzamaloukas
  • Publication number: 20110010091
    Abstract: A system and method splices into, or replaces routes identified based on road geometry with routes taken by the same user or other users to create alternate routes that may be selected by a user to display, for example, on a map or for which driving directions can be displayed. Communication of routes traveled by different devices may be received from a server or from another device. A naming convention for road segments and ordered paths of road segments is described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Applicant: DASH NAVIGATION, INC.
    Inventors: Robert CURRIE, Assimakis TZAMALOUKAS
  • Publication number: 20100241352
    Abstract: A system and method provides location-aware search results from a navigation or other device and provides one or more enhanced listings or advertisements with the results to offset the communication cost of the search. The sponsor may be charged for the listing or advertisement and the charge may be based on whether the device arrives in an area around the sponsor location within a threshold amount of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Inventors: Assimakis Tzamaloukas, Robert Currie, Charles E. Gotlieb
  • Patent number: 7801675
    Abstract: A system and method splices into, or replaces routes identified based on road geometry with routes taken by the same user or other users to create alternate routes that may be selected by a user to display, for example, on a map or for which driving directions can be displayed. Communication of routes traveled by different devices may be received from a server or from another device. A naming convention for road segments and ordered paths of road segments is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Dash Navigation, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Currie, Assimakis Tzamaloukas
  • Publication number: 20090157292
    Abstract: A system and method splices into, or replaces routes identified based on road geometry with routes taken by the same user or other users to create alternate routes that may be selected by a user to display, for example, on a map or for which driving directions can be displayed. Communication of routes traveled by different devices may be received from a server or from another device. A naming convention for road segments and ordered paths of road segments is described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2007
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Inventors: Robert Currie, Assimakis Tzamaloukas