Patents by Inventor Frederick J. Zustak

Frederick J. Zustak 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: 9426551
    Abstract: In an audio speaker network, the individual speakers of the network have lamps on them that are controlled to present a light show in synchrony with the audio being played by the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory Peter Carlsson, James R. Milne, Steven Martin Richman, Frederick J. Zustak
  • Patent number: 9426610
    Abstract: Mesh node modules are associated with pieces of luggage, or packages, etc. and companion luggage or packages can dynamically form a mesh network which uploads location information of the nodes and in some cases additional information, e.g., shock signals, to a network. The information may be downloaded to an owner's CE device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: James R. Milne, Gregory Peter Carlsson, Frederick J. Zustak
  • Patent number: 9402145
    Abstract: A speaker system comprised of more than one speaker, which utilizes the known characteristics and location of each speaker to enhance low frequency (low (bass) frequency) performance of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory Peter Carlsson, Frederick J. Zustak, Steven Martin Richman, James R. Milne
  • Patent number: 9378502
    Abstract: A bank customer's CE device is used to authorize transactions using the customer's electronic debit or credit card (“e-card”). Biometric input is used to recover the password of the customer device if lost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Brant Candelore, Frederick J. Zustak, Steven Martin Richman
  • Patent number: 9367845
    Abstract: A bank customer's CE device is texted by a bank computer when the customer's electronic debit or credit card (“e-card”) is sought to be used so that the customer is alerted to possibly fraudulent “fishing” of the e-card data by a nearby thief device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Brant Candelore, Frederick J. Zustak, Steven Martin Richman
  • Patent number: 9369801
    Abstract: A networked-speaker system which includes noise cancelling for active suppression of unwanted sounds. Feed-forward or feed-back cancelation can be used as appropriate for the location of the microphone sensing the noise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory Peter Carlsson, Frederick J. Zustak, Steven Martin Richman, James R. Milne
  • Patent number: 9361802
    Abstract: Mesh node modules are associated with vehicles and companion nodes can dynamically form a mesh network which uploads location information of the nodes and in some cases additional information, e.g., road condition or proximity to objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: James R. Milne, Gregory Peter Carlsson, Frederick J. Zustak
  • Patent number: 9355424
    Abstract: Transactions using a bank customer's electronic debit or credit card (“e-card”) are monitored by the card owner's consumer electronic (CE) device and reported to a server associated with the financial institution maintaining the e-card records for analysis of aggregated hack attempts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Brant Candelore, Steven Martin Richman, Frederick J. Zustak
  • Patent number: 9317847
    Abstract: Transactions using a bank customer's electronic debit or credit card (“e-card”) are authorized based on geographic location. For example, a transaction may be denied if it is determined that no legitimate Point of Sale (POS) terminals are in the area of the e-card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Brant Candelore, Frederick J. Zustak, Steven Martin Richman
  • Publication number: 20160086188
    Abstract: A bank customer's CE device is texted by a bank computer when the customer's electronic debit or credit card (“e-card”) is sought to be used so that the customer is alerted to possibly fraudulent “fishing” of the e-card data by a nearby thief device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Inventors: Brant Candelore, Frederick J. Zustak, Steven Martin Richman
  • Publication number: 20160086181
    Abstract: A bank customer's CE device is used to authorize transactions using the customer's electronic debit or credit card (“e-card”). If the CE device is determined not to be proximate to the e-card, the transaction is limited.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Inventors: Brant Candelore, Steven Martin Richman, Frederick J. Zustak
  • Publication number: 20160086155
    Abstract: Transactions using a bank customer's electronic debit or credit card (“e-card”) are authorized based on geographic location. For example, a transaction may be denied if it is determined that no legitimate Point of Sale (POS) terminals are in the area of the e-card.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Inventors: Brant Candelore, Frederick J. Zustak, Steven Martin Richman
  • Publication number: 20160086287
    Abstract: Transactions using a bank customer's electronic debit or credit card (“e-card”) are monitored by the card owner's consumer electronic (CE) device and reported to a server associated with the financial institution maintaining the e-card records for analysis of aggregated hack attempts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Inventors: Brant Candelore, Steven Martin Richman, Frederick J. Zustak
  • Publication number: 20160086180
    Abstract: A bank customer's CE device is used to authorize transactions using the customer's electronic debit or credit card (“e-card”). Biometric input is used to recover the password of the customer device if lost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Inventors: Brant Candelore, Frederick J. Zustak, Steven Martin Richman
  • Publication number: 20160086165
    Abstract: A bank customer's electronic debit or credit card (“e-card”) is interrogated by the customer's CE device to report transaction information including interrogations the e-card receives from a point of sale (POS) apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Inventors: Brant Candelore, Steven Martin Richman, Frederick J. Zustak
  • Publication number: 20160086162
    Abstract: A bank customer's electronic debit or credit card (“e-card”) automatically reports to the customer's CE device the receipt of transaction interrogations the e-card receives from a point of sale (POS) apparatus. The e-card may simply report to the CE device and respond to the interrogation, or it may await a signal from the CE device prior to responding to the interrogation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Inventors: Brant Candelore, Steven Martin Richman, Frederick J. Zustak
  • Publication number: 20160086286
    Abstract: Transactions using a bank customer's electronic debit or credit card (“e-card”) are monitored by the card owner's consumer electronic (CE) device and reported to a server associated with the financial institution maintaining the e-card records for reconciliation to reveal possible fraud.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Inventors: Brant Candelore, Steven Martin Richman, Frederick J. Zustak
  • Patent number: 9292875
    Abstract: Transactions using a bank customer's electronic debit or credit card (“e-card”) are monitored by the card owner's consumer electronic (CE) device and reported to a server associated with the financial institution maintaining the e-card records for reconciliation to reveal possible fraud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Brant Candelore, Steven Martin Richman, Frederick J. Zustak
  • Publication number: 20160021510
    Abstract: Mesh node modules are associated with stadium seats and companion nodes such as fan CE devices can dynamically form a mesh network which uploads information of the nodes to a network. Sporting information may be downloaded to a fan's CE device or services provided to the fan while in a seat based on information sent through the node modules in the stadium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Inventors: James R. Milne, Gregory Peter Carlsson, Frederick J. Zustak
  • Publication number: 20160021491
    Abstract: Mesh node modules are associated with pieces of luggage, or packages, etc. and companion luggage or packages can dynamically form a mesh network which uploads location information of the nodes and in some cases additional information, e.g., shock signals, to a network. The information may be downloaded to an owner's CE device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Inventors: James R. Milne, Gregory Peter Carlsson, Frederick J. Zustak