Patents by Inventor Boon Kheng Hooi

Boon Kheng Hooi 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: 20200097644
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided in this disclosure for operating an electronic device that includes a user interface, a microphone, and an electronic processor. The microphone captures an audio stream and the electronic processor analyzes the audio stream to identify spoken words captured by the microphone. The electronic processor detects a violation of a user assistance restriction for the current functional operation of the electronic device based at least in part on a correlation between one or more of the identified spoken words captured by the microphone and a current functional operation of the electronic device involving a manual text entry through the user interface of the electronic device. The electronic processor adjusts one or more operations of the electronic device in response to detecting the violation of the user assistance restriction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Bing Qin Lim, Boon Kheng Hooi, Wai Mun Lee, Mun Yew Tham
  • Patent number: 10536410
    Abstract: A device and method for switching between message threads is provided. The device includes: a communication interface; a display device; and, a controller. The controller is configured to: generate, at the display device, a first message thread of a plurality of message threads, each message thread comprising groups of associated messages transmitted and received by the communication interface; identify a message portion in the first message thread as being associated with one or more other message threads of the plurality of message threads, based on one or more of: respective content and respective metadata of the one or more other message threads; and, generate, at the display device, a link to the one or more other message threads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Bing Qin Lim, Wai Mun Lee, Boon Kheng Hooi
  • Patent number: 10528712
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided in this disclosure for operating an electronic device. The electronic device includes a user interface, a microphone, and an electronic processor. The electronic processor determines whether a user assistance restriction is established for a current functional operation of the electronic device. The microphone captures an audio stream and the electronic processor analyzing the audio stream to identify spoken words captured by the microphone. The electronic processor detects a violation of the user assistance restriction for the current functional operation of the electronic device based at least in part on a correlation between one or more of the identified spoken words captured by the microphone and a current functional operation of the electronic device. The electronic processor adjusts one or more operations of the electronic device in response to detecting the violation of the user assistance restriction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Bing Qin Lim, Boon Kheng Hooi, Wai Mun Lee, Mun Yew Tham
  • Patent number: 10514822
    Abstract: Systems and methods described for text entry for multi-user text-based communication using a portable communication device with a graphical user interface shown on a display. A plurality of text character icons are displayed on a display by an electronic processor in a center area of the graphical user interface and messages are displayed along a perimeter area of the graphical user interface. A selection of one or more text character icons in the center area of the graphical user interface is detected and a new text message is generated based on the detected selection of the one or more text character icons. The new text message is chronologically inserted and displayed in accordance with the chronological sequence along the perimeter of the graphical user interface. The new text message is then transmitted from the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Bing Qin Lim, Boon Kheng Hooi, Wai Mun Lee, Mun Yew Tham
  • Patent number: 10354057
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided in this disclosure for operating an electronic device. The electronic device includes a user interface, a camera, and an electronic processor. The electronic processor determines whether a user assistance restriction is established for a current functional operation of the electronic device. The camera captures at least one image, the electronic processor analyzes the at least one image to detect one or more eyes in the field of view of the camera, and the electronic processor detects a violation of the user assistance restriction for the current functional operation based at least in part on the analysis of the at least one image. When a violation of the user assistance restriction is detected, the electronic processor adjusts one or more operations of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Bing Qin Lim, Boon Kheng Hooi, Wai Mun Lee, Mun Yew Tham
  • Publication number: 20190014065
    Abstract: A device and method for switching between message threads is provided. The device includes: a communication interface; a display device; and, a controller. The controller is configured to: generate, at the display device, a first message thread of a plurality of message threads, each message thread comprising groups of associated messages transmitted and received by the communication interface; identify a message portion in the first message thread as being associated with one or more other message threads of the plurality of message threads, based on one or more of: respective content and respective metadata of the one or more other message threads; and, generate, at the display device, a link to the one or more other message threads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: Bing Qin LIM, Wai Mun LEE, Boon Kheng HOOI
  • Publication number: 20180181776
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided in this disclosure for operating an electronic device. The electronic device includes a user interface, a camera, and an electronic processor. The electronic processor determines whether a user assistance restriction is established for a current functional operation of the electronic device. The camera captures at least one image, the electronic processor analyzes the at least one image to detect one or more eyes in the field of view of the camera, and the electronic processor detects a violation of the user assistance restriction for the current functional operation based at least in part on the analysis of the at least one image. When a violation of the user assistance restriction is detected, the electronic processor adjusts one or more operations of the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: Bing Qin Lim, Boon Kheng Hooi, Wai Mun Lee, Mun Yew Tham
  • Publication number: 20180181732
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided in this disclosure for operating an electronic device. The electronic device includes a user interface, a microphone, and an electronic processor. The electronic processor determines whether a user assistance restriction is established for a current functional operation of the electronic device. The microphone captures an audio stream and the electronic processor analyzing the audio stream to identify spoken words captured by the microphone. The electronic processor detects a violation of the user assistance restriction for the current functional operation of the electronic device based at least in part on a correlation between one or more of the identified spoken words captured by the microphone and a current functional operation of the electronic device. The electronic processor adjusts one or more operations of the electronic device in response to detecting the violation of the user assistance restriction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: Bing Qin Lim, Boon Kheng Hooi, Wai Mun Lee, Mun Yew Tham
  • Publication number: 20180059903
    Abstract: Systems and methods described for text entry for multi-user text-based communication using a portable communication device with a graphical user interface shown on a display. A plurality of text character icons are displayed on a display by an electronic processor in a center area of the graphical user interface and messages are displayed along a perimeter area of the graphical user interface. A selection of one or more text character icons in the center area of the graphical user interface is detected and a new text message is generated based on the detected selection of the one or more text character icons. The new text message is chronologically inserted and displayed in accordance with the chronological sequence along the perimeter of the graphical user interface. The new text message is then transmitted from the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Bing Qin Lim, Boon Kheng Hooi, Wai Mun Lee, Mun Yew Tham
  • Publication number: 20170365097
    Abstract: A system and method for communicating with an augmented reality display system. The method includes generating, with an electronic processor, a first image at the augmented reality display system, the augmented reality display system including a field-of-view. The method further includes generating a second image on a portable electronic device. The method further includes positioning the portable electronic device within the field-of-view of the augmented reality display system. The method further includes capturing the second image, by an image sensor, at the augmented reality display system. The method further includes displaying the second image overlaid on the first image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Bing Qin Lim, Chee Kit Chan, Boon Kheng Hooi, Wai Mun Lee
  • Publication number: 20170140576
    Abstract: An automated personnel identification system. The system includes a portable communications device that stores an identifier, which uniquely identifies the portable communications device, a user of the portable communications device, or both. The system also includes a garment. The garment includes a communications interface, a light source, and an electronic controller electrically coupled to the communications interface and to the light source. The electronic controller is configured to receive the identifier, via the communications interface, from the portable communications device. The electronic controller is further configured to cause the light source to generate a modulated optical output based on the identifier. In some embodiments, the electronic controller is further configured to receive a status indication from the portable communications device via the communications interface, and activate the light source based on the status indication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventors: Bing Qin Lim, Chee Kit Chan, Boon Kheng Hooi, Murali Kuyimbil, Wai Mun Lee, Wooi Ping Teoh