Patents by Inventor David Mandel

David Mandel 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: 20150082160
    Abstract: The system provides a method and apparatus for sorting and displaying collections of communications. These communications can be a single type or multiple types of data and may come from email systems, bulletin boards, text messages, Facebook and Twitter postings and comments, financial transactions, travel itineraries or any other type of communications. The communications represented by the system can be electronic or physical as desired. The system can also present forwarded, copied, replied, or other types of communications. In one embodiment, the system provides a Universe View of a set of communications. The Universe View, in one embodiment, is a three dimensional representation of a plurality of cubes. Each cube represents a subset of a collection of communications. Each cube can be color coded or shaded to represent a dominant theme of the contents of the communications represented by the cube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Carl Mandel, David Mandel, Brian Fudge, Lew Roth, Gregory Bolcer, Gerry Deckert
  • Publication number: 20150046375
    Abstract: A user may create an avatar and/or animated sequence illustrating a particular object or living being performing a certain activity, using images of portions of the object or living being extracted from a still image or set of still images of the object or living being. The resulting avatar and/or associated animated sequence may be created to include recognizable facial or other features of the individual(s)/objects, and may, for example, be suitable for exchange over the Internet, or as part of a game or other activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: David Mandel
  • Publication number: 20150042663
    Abstract: A user may create an avatar and/or animated sequence illustrating a particular object or living being performing a certain activity, using images of portions of the object or living being extracted from a still image or set of still images of the object or living being. A mathematical model used to represent the avatar may be animated according to user-selected motion information and may be modified according to various parameters including explicit end-user adjustments and information representative of a human emotion, mood, or feeling that may be derived from an image of the user or information from a news source or social network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: David Mandel
  • Patent number: 8950001
    Abstract: A method for orchestrating peer authentication during a call (e.g., a telephone call, a conference call between three or more parties, an instant messaging [IM] chat session, etc.) is disclosed. In particular, a user is first authenticated in order to participate in a call (e.g., via entering a password, etc.), and subsequently during the call the user may be peer authenticated. In accordance with the illustrative embodiment, a user who participates in a call might be prompted to authenticate another user on the call based on particular events or user behavior during the call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Jon Louis Bentley, Michael J. Sammon, Anjur Sundaresan Krishnakumar, David Mandel Weiss
  • Publication number: 20150032734
    Abstract: The system provides a method and apparatus for sorting and displaying collections of communications. These communications can be a single type or multiple types of data and may come from email systems, bulletin boards, text messages, Facebook and Twitter postings and comments, financial transactions, travel itineraries or any other type of communications. The communications represented by the system can be electronic or physical as desired. The system can also present forwarded, copied, replied, or other types of communications. In one embodiment, the system provides a Universe View of a set of communications. The Universe View, in one embodiment, is a three dimensional representation of a plurality of cubes. Each cube represents a subset of a collection of communications. Each cube can be color coded or shaded to represent a dominant theme of the contents of the communications represented by the cube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Carl Mandel, David Mandel, Brian Fudge, Lew Roth, Gregory Bolcer, Gerry Deckert
  • Patent number: 8856107
    Abstract: The system provides a method and apparatus for sorting and displaying collections of communications. These communications can be a single type or multiple types of data and may come from email systems, bulletin boards, text messages, Facebook and Twitter postings and comments, financial transactions, travel itineraries or any other type of communications. The communications represented by the system can be electronic or physical as desired. The system can also present forwarded, copied, replied, or other types of communications. In one embodiment, the system provides a Universe View of a set of communications. The Universe View, in one embodiment, is a three dimensional representation of a plurality of cubes. Each cube represents a subset of a collection of communications. Each cube can be color coded or shaded to represent a dominant theme of the contents of the communications represented by the cube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Bitvore Corp.
    Inventors: Carl Mandel, David Mandel, Brian Fudge, Lew Roth, Gregory Bolcer, Gerry Deckert
  • Publication number: 20140188018
    Abstract: A massage cushion assembly for providing a massage to a user resting on the massage cushion assembly is provided. The massage cushion assembly includes a body supporting portion having a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface, a base portion defining one or more slots extending longitudinally through the base portion, and a massage unit including one or more massage members. Each of the massage members is movable along a length of a particular slot and between a raised position and a lowered position. Each massage member is further positioned in a particular slot such that a head portion of the massage member extends out of the slot and presses against the second surface of the body supporting portion when the massage member is in the raised position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventors: Norman L. Vaughn, Christopher L. Glover, David Mandel
  • Patent number: 8752007
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for automatically generating a run-time instrumenter are disclosed. In accordance with the illustrative embodiment, an off-line analyzer first determines instrumentation locations for a program under test in accordance with a method called the Super Nested Block Method. After the instrumentation locations have been determined, source code for a run-time instrumenter is automatically generated based on the source code for the program under test and the instrumentation locations. The source code for the program under test and the run-time instrumenter are then compiled into executables, and a testing tool then executes the program under test and the run-time instrumenter in parallel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Juan Jenny Li, David Mandel Weiss
  • Patent number: 8739145
    Abstract: A method for determining the number and location of instrumentation probes to be inserted into a program is disclosed. The method advantageously inserts the minimum number of probes that are required to obtain execution coverage for every node in the program's control-flow graph. In addition, the method requires only one bit to store each probe and does not require the assignment of weights to arcs or nodes of the control-flow graph. In the illustrative embodiment, the nodes of a control-flow graph are partitioned into non-empty sets, where each non-empty set corresponds to a super nested block of the program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Juan Jenny Li, David Mandel Weiss
  • Publication number: 20140122467
    Abstract: The system provides a method and apparatus for sorting and displaying collections of communications. These communications can be a single type or multiple types of data and may come from email systems, bulletin boards, text messages, Facebook and Twitter postings and comments, financial transactions, travel itineraries or any other type of communications. The communications represented by the system can be electronic or physical as desired. The system can also present forwarded, copied, replied, or other types of communications. In one embodiment, the system provides a Universe View of a set of communications. The Universe View, in one embodiment, is a three dimensional representation of a plurality of cubes. Each cube represents a subset of a collection of communications. Each cube can be color coded or shaded to represent a dominant theme of the contents of the communications represented by the cube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: Bitvore Corporation
    Inventors: Carl Mandel, David Mandel, Brian Fudge, Lewis Roth
  • Publication number: 20140115541
    Abstract: The system provides a method and apparatus for sorting and displaying collections of communications. These communications can be a single type or multiple types of data and may come from email systems, bulletin boards, text messages, Facebook and Twitter postings and comments, financial transactions, travel itineraries or any other type of communications. The communications represented by the system can be electronic or physical as desired. The system can also present forwarded, copied, replied, or other types of communications. In one embodiment, the system provides a Universe View of a set of communications. The Universe View, in one embodiment, is a three dimensional representation of a plurality of cubes. Each cube represents a subset of a collection of communications. Each cube can be color coded or shaded to represent a dominant theme of the contents of the communications represented by the cube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: Bitvore Corporation
    Inventors: Carl Mandel, David Mandel, Brian Fudge, Lew Roth, Gregory Bolcer, Gerry Deckert
  • Patent number: 8694490
    Abstract: The system provides a method and apparatus for sorting and displaying collections of communications. These communications can be a single type or multiple types of data and may come from email systems, bulletin boards, text messages, Facebook and Twitter postings and comments, financial transactions, travel itineraries or any other type of communications. The communications represented by the system can be electronic or physical as desired. The system can also present forwarded, copied, replied, or other types of communications. In one embodiment, the system provides a Universe View of a set of communications. The Universe View, in one embodiment, is a three dimensional representation of a plurality of cubes. Each cube represents a subset of a collection of communications. Each cube can be color coded or shaded to represent a dominant theme of the contents of the communications represented by the cube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Bitvore Corporation
    Inventors: Carl Mandel, David Mandel, Brian Fudge, Lew Roth
  • Patent number: 8646039
    Abstract: An apparatus and methods are disclosed for performing peer authentication without the assistance of a human “guard.” In accordance with the illustrative embodiments, a peer is selected from a non-empty set of candidates at authentication time based on one or more of the following dynamic properties: the current geo-location of the user to be authenticated; the current geo-locations of the candidates; the current time; the contents of one or more directories (e.g., a telephone directory, an organizational chart or directory, etc.), the contents of one or more call logs; and the candidates' schedules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Jon Louis Bentley, Anjur Sundaresan Krishnakumar, David Mandel Weiss
  • Patent number: 8626750
    Abstract: The system provides a method and apparatus for sorting and displaying collections of communications. These communications can be a single type or multiple types of data and may come from email systems, bulletin boards, text messages, Facebook and Twitter postings and comments, financial transactions, travel itineraries or any other type of communications. The communications represented by the system can be electronic or physical as desired. The system can also present forwarded, copied, replied, or other types of communications. In one embodiment, the system provides a Universe View of a set of communications. The Universe View, in one embodiment, is a three dimensional representation of a plurality of cubes. Each cube represents a subset of a collection of communications. Each cube can be color coded or shaded to represent a dominant theme of the contents of the communications represented by the cube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Bitvore Corp.
    Inventors: Carl Mandel, David Mandel, Lew Roth, Greg Bolcer
  • Patent number: 8608665
    Abstract: A device may include a first locking mechanism configured to connect a first end of the device to a needle, a second locking mechanism configured to connect a second end of the device to a syringe, a pressure transducer, a microprocessor and a light emitting diode. The pressure transducer may be configured to measure a first pressure at a first time and a second pressure at a second time. The microprocessor may be configured to receive the first pressure and the second pressure from the pressure transducer, determine a pressure difference between the first pressure and the second pressure, and determine a time difference between the first time and the second time. The light emitting diode may be configured to signal when the needle is properly situated based on the pressure difference and the time difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Inventors: Vijay Vad, Christian Haller, David Mandel
  • Patent number: 8484623
    Abstract: A method for determining the number and location of instrumentation probes to be inserted into a program is disclosed. The method advantageously inserts the minimum number of probes that are required to obtain execution coverage for every node in the program's control-flow graph. In addition, the method requires only type of node marking and one bit to store each probe, and does not require the assignment of weights to arcs or nodes of the control-flow graph. In the illustrative embodiment, the nodes of a control-flow graph are partitioned into non-empty sets, where each non-empty set corresponds to a super nested block of the program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Avaya, Inc.
    Inventors: Juan Jenny Li, David Mandel Weiss
  • Patent number: 8356289
    Abstract: A mechanism for encoding and reporting instrumented data is disclosed that requires less storage space and incurs less processor overhead than other methods of the prior art. In accordance with the illustrative embodiment, a bit vector in shared memory corresponds to nodes of a program's control-flow graph that have been instrumented, and the contents of the vector indicate which of these nodes have executed; in addition, character strings in shared memory indicate what file, class, and method each node belongs to. A process that executes concurrently with those of the program under test transmits instrumented data from the shared memory to a database. The illustrative embodiment enables efficient, rapid reporting and storage of instrumented data, and is therefore especially well-suited for run-time analysis of real-time concurrent systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Juan Jenny Li, David Mandel Weiss
  • Patent number: 8291399
    Abstract: A technique is disclosed for determining off-line the number and location of instrumentation probes to be inserted into a program under testing, and subsequently instrumenting the program at run-time based on the off-line analysis. In accordance with the illustrative embodiment, an off-line analyzer first determines instrumentation locations for a program under test in accordance with a method called the Super Nested Block Method. After the instrumentation locations have been determined, a testing/monitoring tool executes the program and a run-time instrumenter in parallel. The run-time instrumenter accordingly inserts probes into the program, removes probes after they have been executed once, and generates and reports information about code coverage based on the probes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Juan Jenny Li, David Mandel Weiss
  • Publication number: 20120200567
    Abstract: The system provides a method and apparatus for sorting and displaying collections of communications. These communications can be a single type or multiple types of data and may come from email systems, bulletin boards, text messages, Facebook and Twitter postings and comments, financial transactions, travel itineraries or any other type of communications. The communications represented by the system can be electronic or physical as desired. The system can also present forwarded, copied, replied, or other types of communications. In one embodiment, the system provides a Universe View of a set of communications. The Universe View, in one embodiment, is a three dimensional representation of a plurality of cubes. Each cube represents a subset of a collection of communications. Each cube can be color coded or shaded to represent a dominant theme of the contents of the communications represented by the cube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Inventors: CARL MANDEL, DAVID MANDEL, BRIAN FUDGE, LEW ROTH, GREG BOLCER, GERRY DECKERT
  • Publication number: 20120197871
    Abstract: The system provides a method and apparatus for sorting and displaying collections of communications. These communications can be a single type or multiple types of data and may come from email systems, bulletin boards, text messages, Facebook and Twitter postings and comments, financial transactions, travel itineraries or any other type of communications. The communications represented by the system can be electronic or physical as desired. The system can also present forwarded, copied, replied, or other types of communications. In one embodiment, the system provides a Universe View of a set of communications. The Universe View, in one embodiment, is a three dimensional representation of a plurality of cubes. Each cube represents a subset of a collection of communications. Each cube can be color coded or shaded to represent a dominant theme of the contents of the communications represented by the cube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Inventors: CARL MANDEL, David Mandel, Brian Fudge, Lew Roth