Patents by Inventor Brian F. MILLER

Brian F. MILLER 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: 10602321
    Abstract: A system for receiving multiple conversations or messages and for playing the multiple conversations or messages with a mobile device and wireless earpieces. The system may determine various presentation parameters based on various characteristics of the received messages and may play the messages such that audio appears at distinguishing locations around the user. The system may change how messages and/or conversations are played in response to recognize a change in the focus of the user based on detected user inputs, such as body movement gestures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Brian F. Miller, Adam E. Newham, Jose Menendez, Rohit Sauhta
  • Publication number: 20200037121
    Abstract: A system for receiving multiple conversations or messages and for playing the multiple conversations or messages with a mobile device and wireless earpieces. The system may determine various presentation parameters based on various characteristics of the received messages and may play the messages such that audio appears at distinguishing locations around the user. The system may change how messages and/or conversations are played in response to recognize a change in the focus of the user based on detected user inputs, such as body movement gestures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Brian F. Miller, Adam E. Newham, Jose Menendez, Rohit Sauhta
  • Patent number: 10484843
    Abstract: A system for receiving multiple conversations or messages and for playing the multiple conversations or messages with a mobile device and wireless earpieces. The system may determine various presentation parameters based on various characteristics of the received messages and may play the messages such that audio appears at distinguishing locations around the user. The system may change how messages and/or conversations are played in response to recognize a change in the focus of the user based on detected user inputs, such as body movement gestures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Brian F. Miller, Adam E. Newham, Jose Menendez, Rohit Sauhta
  • Publication number: 20190082307
    Abstract: A system for receiving multiple conversations or messages and for playing the multiple conversations or messages with a mobile device and wireless earpieces. The system may determine various presentation parameters based on various characteristics of the received messages and may play the messages such that audio appears at distinguishing locations around the user. The system may change how messages and/or conversations are played in response to recognize a change in the focus of the user based on detected user inputs, such as body movement gestures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Brian F. MILLER, Adam E. NEWHAM, Jose MENENDEZ, Rohit SAUHTA
  • Patent number: 10178515
    Abstract: A system for receiving multiple conversations or messages and for playing the multiple conversations or messages with a mobile device and wireless earpieces. The system may determine various presentation parameters based on various characteristics of the received messages and may play the messages such that audio appears at distinguishing locations around the user. The system may change how messages and/or conversations are played in response to recognize a change in the focus of the user based on detected user inputs, such as body movement gestures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Brian F Miller, Adam E Newham, Jose Menendez, Rohit Sauhta
  • Publication number: 20170347248
    Abstract: A system for receiving multiple conversations or messages and for playing the multiple conversations or messages with a mobile device and wireless earpieces. The system may determine various presentation parameters based on various characteristics of the received messages and may play the messages such that audio appears at distinguishing locations around the user. The system may change how messages and/or conversations are played in response to recognize a change in the focus of the user based on detected user inputs, such as body movement gestures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: Brian F. MILLER, Adam E. Newham, Jose Menendez, Rohit Sauhta
  • Patent number: 9743259
    Abstract: A system for receiving multiple conversations or messages and for playing the multiple conversations or messages with a mobile device and wireless earpieces. The system may determine various presentation parameters based on various characteristics of the received messages and may play the messages such that audio appears at distinguishing locations around the user. The system may change how messages and/or conversations are played in response to recognize a change in the focus of the user based on detected user inputs, such as body movement gestures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Brian F. Miller, Adam E. Newham, Jose Menendez, Rohit Sauhta
  • Publication number: 20160269878
    Abstract: A system for receiving multiple conversations or messages and for playing the multiple conversations or messages with a mobile device and wireless earpieces. The system may determine various presentation parameters based on various characteristics of the received messages and may play the messages such that audio appears at distinguishing locations around the user. The system may change how messages and/or conversations are played in response to recognize a change in the focus of the user based on detected user inputs, such as body movement gestures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventors: Brian F. MILLER, Adam E. Newham, Jose Menendez, Rohit Sauhta
  • Patent number: 9374448
    Abstract: A system for receiving multiple conversations or messages and for playing the multiple conversations or messages with a mobile device and wireless earpieces. The system may determine various presentation parameters based on various characteristics of the received messages and may play the messages such that audio appears at distinguishing locations around the user. The system may change how messages and/or conversations are played in response to recognize a change in the focus of the user based on detected user inputs, such as body movement gestures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Brian F. Miller, Adam E. Newham, Jose Menendez, Rohit Sauhta
  • Patent number: 9173074
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and systems for transmitting convenient messages to a recipient for rendering based on the recipient's device availabilities. A recipient's mobile device may be connected to a personal hub and/or earpiece devices configured to render various incoming communications, such as audio messages and visual messages. The incoming messages may be delivered to the recipient's mobile device and other connected devices that may render the contents of the incoming messages. A delivery confirmation message that describes the receipt and use of incoming messages may be generated and returned to a sender's computing device. In an embodiment, the recipient's devices may generate status information for describing the status of devices to a sender's computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Brian F. Miller, Jose Menendez, Rohit Sauhta
  • Patent number: 9131332
    Abstract: The systems, methods, and devices of the various embodiments provide call control information from a mobile phone to another device by moving the functionality enabling the separation of call control commands from audio data off the mobile phone. The various embodiments handle the separation of call control commands from audio data at an ear piece or other peripheral device, such as a personal hub, which is part of a multiple subscriber device system. The various embodiments enable the standard Bluetooth® Hands-Free Profile to be used by a multiple subscriber device system to interact with a mobile phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Adam E. Newham, Brian F. Miller
  • Patent number: 9088406
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices synchronize data streams by hashing received data frames to generate a sequence of hash values, comparing the generated hash value sequence to a hash value sequence received in a control stream, and processing data frames when the hash value sequences match. A source device and multiple receiver devices may synchronize audio data encoded in data frames, applying a hash function to each data frame to generate a first sequence of hash values, transmitting the data frames on a first channel and the first sequence of hash values on a control channel, receiving the data frames and the first sequence of hash values in the receiver devices, applying the hash algorithm to received data frames to generate a second sequence of hash values, comparing the first and second sequences of hash values, and processing data frames when the first and second sequences of hash values match.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Adam E. Newham, Joel Benjamin Linsky, Rohit Sauhta, Brian F. Miller, Kevin Wayne Bartig
  • Patent number: 8983384
    Abstract: An apparatus for extending Bluetooth device range includes a Bluetooth range extender device implementing at least two Bluetooth communication profiles such that the Bluetooth range extender device implements a first role to a first standard Bluetooth communication device and implements a second role to a second standard Bluetooth communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Brian F. Miller
  • Publication number: 20140119407
    Abstract: An apparatus for extending Bluetooth device range includes a Bluetooth range extender device implementing at least two Bluetooth communication profiles such that the Bluetooth range extender device implements a first role to a first standard Bluetooth communication device and implements a second role to a second standard Bluetooth communication device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Brian F. MILLER
  • Publication number: 20140073256
    Abstract: The systems, methods, and devices of the various embodiments provide call control information from a mobile phone to another device by moving the functionality enabling the separation of call control commands from audio data off the mobile phone. The various embodiments handle the separation of call control commands from audio data at an ear piece or other peripheral device, such as a personal hub, which is part of a multiple subscriber device system. The various embodiments enable the standard Bluetooth® Hands-Free Profile to be used by a multiple subscriber device system to interact with a mobile phone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventors: Adam E. NEWHAM, Brian F. MILLER
  • Publication number: 20140029701
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices synchronize data streams by hashing received data frames to generate a sequence of hash values, comparing the generated hash value sequence to a hash value sequence received in a control stream, and processing data frames when the hash value sequences match. A source device and multiple receiver devices may synchronize audio data encoded in data frames, applying a hash function to each data frame to generate a first sequence of hash values, transmitting the data frames on a first channel and the first sequence of hash values on a control channel, receiving the data frames and the first sequence of hash values in the receiver devices, applying the hash algorithm to received data frames to generate a second sequence of hash values, comparing the first and second sequences of hash values, and processing data frames when the first and second sequences of hash values match.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventors: Adam E. NEWHAM, Joel Benjamin LINSKY, Rohit SAUHTA, Brian F. MILLER, Kevin Wayne BARTIG
  • Publication number: 20130316679
    Abstract: A system for receiving multiple conversations or messages and for playing the multiple conversations or messages with a mobile device and wireless earpieces. The system may determine various presentation parameters based on various characteristics of the received messages and may play the messages such that audio appears at distinguishing locations around the user. The system may change how messages and/or conversations are played in response to recognize a change in the focus of the user based on detected user inputs, such as body movement gestures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Brian F. MILLER, Adam E. NEWHAM, Jose MENENDEZ, Rohit SAUHTA
  • Publication number: 20130316746
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and systems for transmitting convenient messages to a recipient for rendering based on the recipient's device availabilities. A recipient's mobile device may be connected to a personal hub and/or earpiece devices configured to render various incoming communications, such as audio messages and visual messages. The incoming messages may be delivered to the recipient's mobile device and other connected devices that may render the contents of the incoming messages. A delivery confirmation message that describes the receipt and use of incoming messages may be generated and returned to a sender's computing device. In an embodiment, the recipient's devices may generate status information for describing the status of devices to a sender's computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Brian F. MILLER, Jose MENENDEZ, Rohit SAUHTA