Patents by Inventor Athanassios Diacakis

Athanassios Diacakis 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: 20070287428
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for monitoring the activities and/or locations of wireless units in a wireless network independent of location-based service preferences of those wireless units. That is, a system and method is provided that allows an authorized requester override location-based service preferences (e.g., privacy settings) that may be set for a wireless unit. In this regard, an authorized entity may be able to effectively locate and/or monitor the activities of a wireless unit associated with an individual of interest. Furthermore, if proper authorization exists, such monitoring may be done surreptitiously without the wireless unit user's knowledge and/or consent. For example, in some instances, law enforcement agencies may be authorized to monitor call traffic and/or the location of persons utilizing wireless units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2007
    Publication date: December 13, 2007
    Applicant: Openwave Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Athanassios DIACAKIS, Ioannis Pavlidis, Paul Hebert
  • Patent number: 7246371
    Abstract: A method for communicating communication network availability information regarding an individual to at least one subscriber of the individual's availability information. According to one embodiment, the method includes detecting whether the individual is present on at least one communication network and determining availability of the individual for each access level of a profile of the individual. The method further includes publishing via a network the availability of the individual to the subscriber based on an access level of the subscriber and the presence information. In addition, the method includes filtering the availability of the individual when it is detected that the individual is no longer present on the communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2007
    Assignee: Openwave Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Athanassios Diacakis, Daniel Cohen
  • Patent number: 7231218
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for monitoring the activities and/or locations of wireless units in a wireless network independent of location-based service preferences of those wireless units. That is, a system and method is provided that allows an authorized requester override location-based service preferences (e.g., privacy settings) that may be set for a wireless unit. In this regard, an authorized entity may be able to effectively locate and/or monitor the activities of a wireless unit associated with an individual of interest. Furthermore, if proper authorization exists, such monitoring may be done surreptitiously without the wireless unit user's knowledge and/or consent. For example, in some instances, law enforcement agencies may be authorized to monitor call traffic and/or the location of persons utilizing wireless units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2007
    Assignee: Openwave Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Athanassios Diacakis, Ioannis Pavlidis, Paul Joseph Hebert
  • Patent number: 7206388
    Abstract: Systems and method for providing voice-activated presence information are disclosed. According to one embodiment, the system includes a voice gateway in communication with a presence server. The presence server is for determining presence information of an individual. The voice gateway is for voicing the presence information to a caller after receiving the presence information from the presence server. The voice gateway may also place an outgoing communication to the individual. The presence server may determine whether the individual is present and available on a communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2007
    Assignee: Openwave Systems Inc.
    Inventor: Athanassios Diacakis
  • Publication number: 20060259956
    Abstract: A method for communicating communication network availability information regarding an individual to at least one subscriber of the individual's availability information. According to one embodiment, the method includes detecting whether the individual is present on at least one communication network and determining availability of the individual for each access level of a profile of the individual. The method further includes publishing via a network the availability of the individual to the subscriber based on an access level of the subscriber and the presence information. In addition, the method includes filtering the availability of the individual when it is detected that the individual is no longer present on the communication network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2006
    Publication date: November 16, 2006
    Inventors: Athanassios Diacakis, Daniel Cohen
  • Publication number: 20040185875
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for monitoring the activities and/or locations of wireless units in a wireless network independent of location-based service preferences of those wireless units. That is, a system and method is provided that allows an authorized requester override location-based service preferences (e.g., privacy settings) that may be set for a wireless unit. In this regard, an authorized entity may be able to effectively locate and/or monitor the activities of a wireless unit associated with an individual of interest. Furthermore, if proper authorization exists, such monitoring may be done surreptitiously without the wireless unit user's knowledge and/or consent. For example, in some instances, law enforcement agencies may be authorized to monitor call traffic and/or the location of persons utilizing wireless units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2004
    Publication date: September 23, 2004
    Inventors: Athanassios Diacakis, Ioannis Pavlidis, Paul Joseph Herbert
  • Publication number: 20030174814
    Abstract: Systems and method for providing voice-activated presence information are disclosed. According to one embodiment, the system includes a voice gateway in communication with a presence server. The presence server is for determining presence information of an individual. The voice gateway is for voicing the presence information to a caller after receiving the presence information from the presence server. The voice gateway may also place an outgoing communication to the individual. The presence server may determine whether the individual is present and available on a communication network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2003
    Publication date: September 18, 2003
    Inventor: Athanassios Diacakis
  • Publication number: 20020120774
    Abstract: A method of sending an electronic communication from a first terminal to a second terminal via one or more hosts. According to one embodiment, the method includes sending a query for an address for a first host to a first domain name server, the first domain name server having a domain name. The method also includes sending a query for the address for the first host to a second domain name server when the first domain name server does not resolve the address, the second domain name server having a domain name including an extension, wherein the extension includes the domain name of the first domain name server. In addition, the method includes resolving the address at the secondary domain server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2002
    Publication date: August 29, 2002
    Inventor: Athanassios Diacakis
  • Publication number: 20020120687
    Abstract: A method for communicating communication network availability information regarding an individual to at least one subscriber of the individual's availability information. According to one embodiment, the method includes detecting whether the individual is present on at least one communication network and determining availability of the individual for each access level of a profile of the individual. The method further includes publishing via a network the availability of the individual to the subscriber based on an access level of the subscriber and the presence information. In addition, the method includes filtering the availability of the individual when it is detected that the individual is no longer present on the communication network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2002
    Publication date: August 29, 2002
    Inventors: Athanassios Diacakis, Daniel R. Cohen
  • Publication number: 20020116461
    Abstract: A presence and availability management server and a method for communicating communication network availability information regarding an individual to at least one subscriber of the individual's availability information. According to one embodiment, the server includes a presence detection engine for detecting whether the individual is present on at least one communication network. The server also includes an availability management engine in communication with the presence detection engine for publishing to the subscriber via a network whether the individual is available on the communication network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2002
    Publication date: August 22, 2002
    Inventors: Athanassios Diacakis, Daniel R. Cohen
  • Publication number: 20020116336
    Abstract: A method and device of displaying contact information of a plurality of individuals for a subscriber of the contact information. According to one embodiment, the method includes, for each individual, receiving one or more addresses of the individual for each communication network for which the individual is available to the subscriber. The method also includes, for each individual, generating a single summary indicator that identifies the individual and summarizes whether the individual is capable of receiving certain data content types, whether the individual is available on certain network types or device types, and/or whether certain groups of people are available. In addition, the method includes displaying the single summary indicator for each individual to the subscriber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2002
    Publication date: August 22, 2002
    Inventors: Athanassios Diacakis, Daniel R. Cohen