Patents by Inventor Craig F Siddoway

Craig F Siddoway 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: 10672392
    Abstract: A device, system and method for causing an output device to provide information for voice command functionality is provided. A controller determines when a received textual term, received at the controller via one or more of an input device and a communications unit, is phonetically similar to one or more existing textual terms used for activating functionality at a communication device using a voice recognition algorithm. When the received textual term, are phonetically similar to one or more existing textual terms, the controller: generates one or more suggested textual terms, related to the received textual term, that minimizes phonetic similarities with the one or more existing textual terms; and causes an output device to provide an indication of the one or more suggested textual terms to use in place of the received textual term.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Melanie A. King, Craig F Siddoway
  • Publication number: 20200027447
    Abstract: A device, system and method for causing an output device to provide information for voice command functionality is provided. A controller determines when a received textual term, received at the controller via one or more of an input device and a communications unit, is phonetically similar to one or more existing textual terms used for activating functionality at a communication device using a voice recognition algorithm. When the received textual term, are phonetically similar to one or more existing textual terms, the controller: generates one or more suggested textual terms, related to the received textual term, that minimizes phonetic similarities with the one or more existing textual terms; and causes an output device to provide an indication of the one or more suggested textual terms to use in place of the received textual term.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Melanie A. KING, Craig F. SIDDOWAY
  • Patent number: 10317926
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for controlling an electronic device using a rotary control. The method includes receiving, by an electronic processor from an inductance sensor, a first inductance. The method further includes comparing, by the electronic processor, the first inductance to a first threshold. The method further includes, determining, by the electronic processor, a location for the rotary control when the first inductance exceeds the first threshold, the method further includes activating, by the electronic processor, a control function based on the location. The method further includes receiving, by the electronic processor from the inductance sensor, a second inductance. The method further includes determining, by the electronic processor, a delta based on the first inductance and the second inductance. The method further includes adjusting, by the electronic processor, the control function based on the delta.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Craig F Siddoway, Chul Min Kang, Cheah Chan Kee
  • Patent number: 10264406
    Abstract: A device, system and method for causing a notification device to provide an indication of a searched area is provided. A device comprises: controller; and a communication unit configured to communicate with one or more sensors, the one or more sensors configured to track: a path of a user; and one or more of a reach of the user and hand location of the user. The controller receives, from the one or more sensors, via the communication unit, sensor data indicative of the path and one or more of the reach and the hand location of the user at a location. The controller identifies, from the sensor data, an area searched by the user at the location. The controller causes a notification device to provide an indication of the area searched by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph C. Namm, Craig F Siddoway, Bert Van Der Zaag
  • Publication number: 20180176474
    Abstract: A system and method for displaying an image of an object of interest located at an incident scene. The method includes receiving, from the image capture device, a first video stream of the incident scene, and displaying the video stream. The method includes receiving an input indicating a pixel location in the video stream, and detecting the object of interest in the video stream based on the pixel location. The method includes determining an object class, an object identifier, and metadata for the object of interest. The metadata includes the object class, an object location, an incident identifier corresponding to the incident scene, and a time stamp. The method includes receiving an annotation input for the object of interest, and associating the annotation input and the metadata with the object identifier. The method includes storing, in a memory, the object of interest, the annotation input, and the metadata.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Alejandro G. Blanco, Patrick D. Koskan, Shervin Sabripour, Craig F Siddoway, Bert Van Der Zaag
  • Patent number: 9971560
    Abstract: Methods and systems for displaying messages using body-worn electronic display devices. One method includes receiving proximity data indicating a distance between a first electronic display device and a second electronic display device. The method also includes receiving first orientation data indicating an orientation of the first electronic display device and receiving second orientation data indicating an orientation of the second electronic display device. The method also includes determining a distributed message for display based on the proximity data, the first orientation data, and the second orientation data. The distributed message includes a first message for display on the first electronic display device and a second message for display on the second electronic display device. The method also includes displaying, by a controller, the first message on the first electronic display device and the second message on the second electronic display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel R. Marcus, Goktug Duman, Craig F Siddoway, Chi T. Tran, Bert Van Der Zaag
  • Publication number: 20170322761
    Abstract: Methods and systems for displaying messages using body-worn electronic display devices. One method includes receiving proximity data indicating a distance between a first electronic display device and a second electronic display device. The method also includes receiving first orientation data indicating an orientation of the first electronic display device and receiving second orientation data indicating an orientation of the second electronic display device. The method also includes determining a distributed message for display based on the proximity data, the first orientation data, and the second orientation data. The distributed message includes a first message for display on the first electronic display device and a second message for display on the second electronic display device. The method also includes displaying, by a controller, the first message on the first electronic display device and the second message on the second electronic display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventors: Daniel R. Marcus, Goktug Duman, Craig F. Siddoway, Chi T. Tran, Shervin Sabripour, Bert Van Der Zaag
  • Publication number: 20170248985
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for controlling an electronic device using a rotary control. The method includes receiving, by an electronic processor from an inductance sensor, a first inductance. The method further includes comparing, by the electronic processor, the first inductance to a first threshold. The method further includes, determining, by the electronic processor, a location for the rotary control when the first inductance exceeds the first threshold, the method further includes activating, by the electronic processor, a control function based on the location. The method further includes receiving, by the electronic processor from the inductance sensor, a second inductance. The method further includes determining, by the electronic processor, a delta based on the first inductance and the second inductance. The method further includes adjusting, by the electronic processor, the control function based on the delta.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Inventors: Craig F. Siddoway, Chul Min Kang, Cheah Chan Kee
  • Patent number: 9443677
    Abstract: A rotary control knob (110) for a portable radio (100) utilizes a flexible shaft (112) as a tether to provide a plurality of flexible positions. The flexible shaft (112) is coupled to a switch mechanism (116) located in the radio housing (102). The rotary control knob (110) can be slid up and down the flexible shaft (112) and the flexible shaft can be bent to provide improved user access to the knob, such as for gloved usage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Scott H Richards, Ryan M Nilsen, Craig F Siddoway, Chi T Tran
  • Patent number: 9042846
    Abstract: An improved user interface is provided by a portable radio (100) having a housing (102) having a through-hole (110) formed therethough. The through-hole provides a user interface for accommodating a plurality of interchangeable accessories through the incorporation of electrical interface (114) and alignment features (116) within the through-hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Motorola Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Chul Min Kang, LanTing L. Garra, Craig F Siddoway
  • Publication number: 20150136574
    Abstract: A rotary control knob (110) for a portable radio (100) utilizes a flexible shaft (112) as a tether to provide a plurality of flexible positions. The flexible shaft (112) is coupled to a switch mechanism (116) located in the radio housing (102). The rotary control knob (110) can be slid up and down the flexible shaft (112) and the flexible shaft can be bent to provide improved user access to the knob, such as for gloved usage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC
    Inventors: SCOTT H. RICHARDS, RYAN M. NILSEN, CRAIG F. SIDDOWAY, CHI T. TRAN
  • Patent number: 8958765
    Abstract: An improved user interface is provided for a front control panel (104) of a vehicular mobile radio (100) operating in a public safety environment. A multifunction control indicator is formed of a mode indicator light ring (126) co-located about a perimeter of a multifunction control knob (124). The multifunction control knob (124) controls two or more radio functions, such as volume and channel change. The mode indicator light ring (126) generates different lighting configurations in response to the multifunction control knob (124) being pressed to change radio functions. Numerous radio functions can be monitored and controlled via the multifunction control knob (124) and mode indicator light ring (126).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Motorola Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Jari P. Jarvinen, Craig F Siddoway, Chi T. Tran
  • Publication number: 20140242928
    Abstract: An improved user interface is provided by a portable radio (100) having a housing (102) having a through-hole (110) formed therethough. The through-hole provides a user interface for accommodating a plurality of interchangeable accessories through the incorporation of electrical interface (114) and alignment features (116) within the through-hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Chul Min Kang, LanTing L. Garra, Craig F. Siddoway
  • Publication number: 20130217351
    Abstract: An improved user interface is provided for a front control panel (104) of a vehicular mobile radio (100) operating in a public safety environment. A multifunction control indicator is formed of a mode indicator light ring (126) co-located about a perimeter of a multifunction control knob (124). The multifunction control knob (124) controls two or more radio functions, such as volume and channel change. The mode indicator light ring (126) generates different lighting configurations in response to the multifunction control knob (124) being pressed to change radio functions. Numerous radio functions can be monitored and controlled via the multifunction control knob (124) and mode indicator light ring (126).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Jari P. Jarvinen, Craig F. Siddoway, Chi T. Tran
  • Patent number: 8351868
    Abstract: A portable communication device includes a status indictor in the form of a single multicolor generating LED. The single LED indicates radio channel and battery status. The LED is responsive to a menu button press to indicate a current channel by color. Channel change is indicated by changing to another color. The LED is also responsive to a power button on the portable communication device to generate predetermined colors associated with battery status. The use of a single LED eliminates the need for knobs or a display as part of the status indicator of the portable communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Motorola Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: LanTing L. Garra, Kenneth M. Reitz, Jr., Craig F Siddoway
  • Patent number: D685753
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Motorola Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Chul Min Kang, LanTing L. Garra, Craig F Siddoway
  • Patent number: D700157
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Motorola Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Chul Min Kang, LanTing L. Garra, Craig F Siddoway
  • Patent number: D700158
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Motorola Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Chul Min Kang, LanTing L. Garra, Craig F Siddoway
  • Patent number: D717260
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Motorola Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Chul Min Kang, LanTing L. Garra, Craig F Siddoway
  • Patent number: D726147
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Motorola Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Chi T. Tran, Craig F Siddoway