Patents by Inventor Emad Isaac

Emad Isaac 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: 20070219786
    Abstract: A method of providing information storage by means of Automatic Speech Recognition through a communication device of a vehicle comprises establishing a voice communication between an external source and a user of the vehicle, receiving information from the external source, processing the received information using an Automatic Speech Recognition unit in the vehicle and storing the recognized speech in textual form for future retrieval or use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2006
    Publication date: September 20, 2007
    Inventors: Emad Isaac, Daniel Rokusek, Edward Srenger
  • Publication number: 20070138830
    Abstract: A method and system for controlling pressure in a vehicle (100) is disclosed. The method includes operating at least one of one or more secondary windows and one or more air vents in the vehicle (100) while a primary window (202) is being operated. The system includes a controller (206) and a device (204). The controller (206) is configured to detect the operation of the primary window in the vehicle. The device is configured to provide a second path to an external environment that is managed by the controller (206).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2005
    Publication date: June 21, 2007
    Inventor: Emad Isaac
  • Publication number: 20070094276
    Abstract: Media devices are connected to a network. Restrictive rights restrict how the media device can process restricted media content on the network. Information indicative of the restrictive rights associated with the network is stored on the network. A request is received to deliver restricted media content to a requested device, which lacks the right to process it. The stored information is used to determine which media device has the restrictive right to process the requested content, and an instruction is sent to that device. The processed content is then delivered from the determined device to the requesting device. A centralized embodiment of the network has a server connected to the media devices. Another embodiment of the network enables the media devices to obtain restricted media content suitable for the restrictive rights of the network from content providers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2005
    Publication date: April 26, 2007
    Inventor: Emad Isaac
  • Patent number: 7209490
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for rapidly providing activity on a vehicle network bus includes a node having a bus connection to the vehicle network bus. The node includes a Rapid Response Stack loaded with the predetermined message to respond to any network bus request before the application is up and running. A true stack is loaded with real messages from the application once it is booted up and running on the node, whereupon the application subsequently responds to network bus requests using the true stack instead of the Rapid Response Stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2007
    Assignee: Temic Automotive of North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Emad Isaac, Tim R. Van Goethem, Ramy P. Ayoub, Robert F. D'Avello
  • Publication number: 20070061725
    Abstract: A system and method for managing content between different client devices in various domains (such as vehicle, home, and person). The system and method includes a user interface, a wireless transceiver, and a controller. The user interface is used to receive an input form a user to change the presentation of the content from a first client device to a second client device. The wireless transceiver is capable of wirelessly transmitting the input from the user through the communication system. The controller is responsive to the input from the user and used to determine a content format for the second device. The controller may also be used for determining whether the second device has a network capability for accessing the content format. Depending on the determinations made by the controller, the controller will transmit a data message to the second device to activate access to the content if the second device has the network capability for accessing the content format.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2005
    Publication date: March 15, 2007
    Inventors: Emad Isaac, Robert D'Avello
  • Publication number: 20070041865
    Abstract: A dispensing system in a vehicle comprises a dispensing device 22 enabled to provide a desired scent or antidote, a gas detection unit 24 enabled to detect undesirable gases and odors, and a controller 20 enabled to provide electrical controls to the dispensing device 22.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2005
    Publication date: February 22, 2007
    Inventors: Ramy Ayoub, Robert D'Avello, Emad Isaac, Ryan Seick
  • Publication number: 20060209174
    Abstract: A system and method for managing content between different client devices in various domains (such as vehicle, home, and person). The system and method includes a content playback control device that is capable of managing content for a client device. The content playback control device may include an input, a memory, a controller, and an output. The input may be used for receiving an instruction from a user to subsequently playback content on the client device. The instruction includes a selection of a first format and a second format for a particular event or program. The memory may be used for storing the content in the first format and the second format. The controller is used for synchronizing the content in the first format with the content in the second format to produce a stream of the content in a combined format. The output may then be used for transmitting the combined format to the client device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2005
    Publication date: September 21, 2006
    Inventors: Emad Isaac, Robert D'Avello
  • Publication number: 20060177073
    Abstract: A self-orienting audio system includes a master controller and a plurality of loudspeaker modules. Each module includes an audio input and a controller coupled to the audio input and loudspeaker. The master controller communicates with the plurality of loudspeaker modules. The master controller can determine a distance to each of the loudspeaker modules and assign an audio channel to each of the loudspeaker modules depending upon that distance. The master controller can be incorporated into one of the modules. Distance to each module can be determined using signal delay or signal magnitude.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2005
    Publication date: August 10, 2006
    Inventors: Emad Isaac, Jay O'Connor
  • Publication number: 20060175859
    Abstract: A system for selectively attenuating light from a source of light, such as the sun, to a person's eyes in a vehicle. The system includes an electro-optical element (10) interposed between the source of light (16) and the person's eyes (14). The element (10) has pixels (18) that are operable to individually attenuate (38) light passing therethrough. A navigation system (28) determines a location and direction of travel of the vehicle. A memory (24) contains a general location for the person's eyes within the vehicle. Information (32) is made available for determining a position of the source of light. A controller (24) operates to determine those pixels of the elements that are calculated (38) to be between the person's eyes and the source of light, and to reduce the light transmittivity of those pixels (38) to attenuate the light from the source (16) to the person's eyes (14).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2005
    Publication date: August 10, 2006
    Inventor: Emad Isaac
  • Publication number: 20060136130
    Abstract: A system and method to provide navigational maintenance assistance for a vehicle includes a first step of estimating when the vehicle will require maintenance. A next step includes establishing a location and direction of travel of the vehicle. A next step includes searching a database for any service stations within a range of the vehicle and ahead of the location of the vehicle in the direction of travel of the vehicle before the vehicle becomes disabled. This step can be provided by a remote service provider. A next step includes presenting the found service stations from the searching step to a driver of the vehicle via a user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2006
    Publication date: June 22, 2006
    Inventor: Emad Isaac
  • Publication number: 20060050735
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for rapidly providing activity on a vehicle network bus includes a node having a bus connection to the vehicle network bus. The node includes a Rapid Response Stack loaded with the predetermined message to respond to any network bus request before the application is up and running. A true stack is loaded with real messages from the application once it is booted up and running on the node, whereupon the application subsequently responds to network bus requests using the true stack instead of the Rapid Response Stack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2004
    Publication date: March 9, 2006
    Inventors: Emad Isaac, Timothy Van Goethem, Ramy Ayoub, Robert D'Avello
  • Publication number: 20050159889
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments may relate to a system including a vehicle (32) having a navigation system (10). The navigation system (10) having a processor (12), a positioning system (22), a memory (16), and a program (18). The positioning system (22) is coupled to the processor (12) and determines position data that relates to the location of the vehicle (32). The memory (16) is coupled to the processor (12) to store data for the processor (12). Further, the program (18) is used by the processor (12) and adapted to determine if position data and destination data correspond to an operator preferred route stored in memory (16). Also, the program (18) is further adapted to provide the operator preferred route if the position and destination data correspond to the operator preferred route. The program (18) also updates the operator preferred route by monitoring the position data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2004
    Publication date: July 21, 2005
    Inventor: Emad Isaac
  • Publication number: 20050149250
    Abstract: A system and method to provide navigational maintenance assistance for a vehicle includes a first step of estimating when the vehicle will require maintenance. A next step includes establishing a location and direction of travel of the vehicle. A next step includes searching a database for any service stations within a range of the vehicle and ahead of the location of the vehicle in the direction of travel of the vehicle before the vehicle becomes disabled. This step can be provided by a remote service provider. A next step includes presenting the found service stations from the searching step to a driver of the vehicle via a user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2004
    Publication date: July 7, 2005
    Inventor: Emad Isaac
  • Publication number: 20050114014
    Abstract: A system and method of calculating an estimated time of arrival for a traveler is provided, along with a notification of this estimated time that is sent to a third party. The traveler is equipped with a navigation unit having a global positioning sensor and a wireless communications device. The navigation unit communicates with a service center equipped with a server capable of generating a preferred navigational route for the traveler. The service center also includes a traffic database for maintaining current traffic information. Once the traveler has selected a predetermined time and frequency of notifications based upon a selected criterion, the navigation unit transmits the traveler's position and velocity to the service center. The service center then calculates the estimated time of arrival based upon the traveler's position, velocity, distance to be traveled and traffic and weather conditions. Once this time is calculated, the service center sends a notification to the third party.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2003
    Publication date: May 26, 2005
    Inventor: Emad Isaac