Patents by Inventor Dean Sakihama

Dean Sakihama 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: 20190137992
    Abstract: Control of functions associated with a vehicle can be shared between a vehicle operator and a communication device and associated user. The communication device can comprise a control component used to facilitate controlling or sharing control of certain functions associated with the vehicle. The functions can relate to vehicle operation, navigation system, climate control system, media system, or other functions. The communication device can be in the vehicle or can be remotely located from the vehicle. The control component can communicate with a vehicle control system of the vehicle to gain access rights to certain control functions to facilitate controlling certain functions of the vehicle. In instances where vehicle control is shared with more than one communication device, the vehicle control system or vehicle operator, which can be a device or a person, can resolve any conflicts between control requests or commands received from the communication devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew Rasmussen, Harry Porudominsky, Kevin Tague, Dean Sakihama
  • Patent number: 10180682
    Abstract: Control of functions associated with a vehicle can be shared between a vehicle operator and a communication device and associated user. The communication device can comprise a control component used to facilitate controlling or sharing control of certain functions associated with the vehicle. The functions can relate to vehicle operation, navigation system, climate control system, media system, or other functions. The communication device can be in the vehicle or can be remotely located from the vehicle. The control component can communicate with a vehicle control system of the vehicle to gain access rights to certain control functions to facilitate controlling certain functions of the vehicle. In instances where vehicle control is shared with more than one communication device, the vehicle control system or vehicle operator, which can be a device or a person, can resolve any conflicts between control requests or commands received from the communication devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Rasmussen, Harry Porudominsky, Kevin Tague, Dean Sakihama
  • Publication number: 20180239349
    Abstract: Control of functions associated with a vehicle can be shared between a vehicle operator and a communication device and associated user. The communication device can comprise a control component used to facilitate controlling or sharing control of certain functions associated with the vehicle. The functions can relate to vehicle operation, navigation system, climate control system, media system, or other functions. The communication device can be in the vehicle or can be remotely located from the vehicle. The control component can communicate with a vehicle control system of the vehicle to gain access rights to certain control functions to facilitate controlling certain functions of the vehicle. In instances where vehicle control is shared with more than one communication device, the vehicle control system or vehicle operator, which can be a device or a person, can resolve any conflicts between control requests or commands received from the communication devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: Matthew Rasmussen, Harry Porudominsky, Kevin Tague, Dean Sakihama
  • Patent number: 9380422
    Abstract: A mobile device includes a location module that determines a location of the mobile device. A controller receives the location of the mobile device as determined by the location module, compares the location of the mobile device to a plurality of stored locations, and provides a notification to a user of the mobile device in response to a determination that the location of the mobile device is within a predetermined range of a first stored location of the plurality of stored locations. The plurality of stored locations correspond to contact devices associated with respective content, and the notification includes information about the respective content associated with a first contact device of the contact devices in the first stored location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Dean Sakihama, Matthew T. Rasmussen, Harry Porudominsky, Jackson Jarrell Pair