Patents by Inventor Jeffrey M. Walsh

Jeffrey M. Walsh 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: 20190167034
    Abstract: Beverage container heating apparatuses and associated methods for using such apparatuses are disclosed. In one embodiment, for example, a flexible band or sleeve is configured to wrap around an exterior surface of a beverage container. The flexible band can include a first layer configured to be positioned in contact with the exterior surface of the beverage container. The first layer comprises a reflective surface facing the beverage container and a heating element configured to provide heat to the exterior surface of the beverage container. The flexible band may also include a second layer adjacent to and covering at least a portion of the first layer. The second layer can includes a removable insulation assembly. The flexible band further includes a third layer adjacent to and covering at least a portion of the second layer. The third layer can include various electronic components, such as a control circuitry and a battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventor: Jeffrey M. Walsh
  • Publication number: 20190168946
    Abstract: Beverage container heating apparatuses and associated methods for using such apparatuses are disclosed. In one embodiment, for example, a flexible band or sleeve is configured to wrap around an exterior surface of a beverage container. The flexible band can include a first layer configured to be positioned in contact with the exterior surface of the beverage container. The first layer comprises a reflective surface facing the beverage container and a heating element configure dot provide heat to the exterior surface of the beverage container. The flexible band may also include a second layer that includes a removable insulation assembly. The flexible band further includes a third layer adjacent to and covering at least a portion of the second layer. The third layer can include a gripping mechanism having one or more finger sleeves positioned to receive finger(s) of a user when the flexible band is wrapped around the beverage container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventor: Jeffrey M. Walsh
  • Patent number: 9971501
    Abstract: An approach is provided for rendering a representation of a three-dimensional object in a user interface. The approach includes determining an arrangement of one or more user interface elements based on user profile information, content information, contextual information, or a combination thereof. The approach also includes rendering a representation of a three-dimensional object in a user interface, wherein the representation includes one or more surface segments. The approach also includes associating the one or more user interface elements respectively with the one or more surface segments based on the arrangement. The user interaction input manipulates the representation of the three dimensional object within in a virtual three-dimensional space to expose the one or more user interface elements associated with the one or more surface segments that are visible in the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon New Jersey Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Walsh, Woo Beum Lee
  • Patent number: 9813547
    Abstract: A device may receive one or more preferences for providing a message-based data service. The device may receive, in a text message and from a mobile device, a content request. The content request may identify content to be obtained via a data connection. The device may filter the content request, based on the one or more preferences, to generate a filtered request. The device may obtain the content based on the filtered request and via a data connection. The device may process the content to prepare the content for providing in a text message. The device may provide the content to the mobile device in a text message after processing the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Woo Beum Lee, Jeffrey M. Walsh, Michelle Felt
  • Publication number: 20160344861
    Abstract: A device may receive one or more preferences for providing a message-based data service. The device may receive, in a text message and from a mobile device, a content request. The content request may identify content to be obtained via a data connection. The device may filter the content request, based on the one or more preferences, to generate a filtered request. The device may obtain the content based on the filtered request and via a data connection. The device may process the content to prepare the content for providing in a text message. The device may provide the content to the mobile device in a text message after processing the content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Inventors: Woo Beum LEE, Jeffrey M. WALSH, Michelle FELT
  • Patent number: 9467220
    Abstract: A controller device, implemented in a repeating system associated with a vehicle, may activate an antenna device included in the repeating system to cause the antenna device to receive a network signal and transmit an amplified network signal, corresponding to the network signal, to an area around the vehicle; and cause an amplification device, included in the repeating system, to receive the network signal, amplify the network signal to form the amplified network signal, and provide the amplified network signal for transmission by the antenna device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Verizon New Jersey Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Walsh, Woo Beum Lee
  • Patent number: 9445372
    Abstract: An exemplary power management system detects a signal level representative of an environmental condition external to a mobile device, determines that the signal level is within a predetermined range, and disables, in response to the determination that the signal level is within the predetermined range, a feature of the mobile device. Corresponding systems and methods are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Woo Beum Lee, Jeffrey M. Walsh, Michelle Felt
  • Patent number: 9317184
    Abstract: A device may extract menu information associated with a first application. The menu information may identify hierarchical menu items corresponding to at least two levels of a menu hierarchy associated with a first menu of the first application. The device may receive configuration information that controls a manner in which the hierarchical menu items are to be provided for display. The device may execute the first application to cause first information, associated with the first application, to be provided for display. The device may execute a second application that provides the hierarchical menu items for display. The second application may be different from the first application. The device may provide the hierarchical menu items for display concurrently, via a second menu overlaid on the first information associated with the first application, based on the configuration information and further based on executing the second application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Verizon New Jersey Inc.
    Inventors: Woo Beum Lee, Jeffrey M. Walsh
  • Patent number: 9302584
    Abstract: A user device may be used to prevent a driver of a vehicle from driving while drowsy. The user device may create a driver profile for the driver and collect driving data while the driver is driving the vehicle. The driver profile may include information regarding the driver's propensity to drive while drowsy and the driving data may include information regarding whether the driver is exhibiting drowsy behaviors and how long the driver has been driving continuously. The user device may determine whether the driver is drowsy based on the driver profile and the driving data, and may respond in one or more ways, such as by altering the driver with an audio signal, providing the driver with a map to a nearby rest area, activating a braking system of the vehicle, warning nearby drivers about the driver being drowsy, contacting a parent or guardian of the driver, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Walsh, Woo Beum Lee
  • Publication number: 20160052391
    Abstract: A user device may be used to prevent a driver of a vehicle from driving while drowsy. The user device may create a driver profile for the driver and collect driving data while the driver is driving the vehicle. The driver profile may include information regarding the driver's propensity to drive while drowsy and the driving data may include information regarding whether the driver is exhibiting drowsy behaviors and how long the driver has been driving continuously. The user device may determine whether the driver is drowsy based on the driver profile and the driving data, and may respond in one or more ways, such as by altering the driver with an audio signal, providing the driver with a map to a nearby rest area, activating a braking system of the vehicle, warning nearby drivers about the driver being drowsy, contacting a parent or guardian of the driver, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Walsh, Woo Beum Lee
  • Publication number: 20160041699
    Abstract: An approach is provided for rendering a representation of a three-dimensional object in a user interface. The approach includes determining an arrangement of one or more user interface elements based on user profile information, content information, contextual information, or a combination thereof. The approach also includes rendering a representation of a three-dimensional object in a user interface, wherein the representation includes one or more surface segments. The approach also includes associating the one or more user interface elements respectively with the one or more surface segments based on the arrangement. The user interaction input manipulates the representation of the three dimensional object within in a virtual three-dimensional space to expose the one or more user interface elements associated with the one or more surface segments that are visible in the user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. WALSH, Woo Beum LEE
  • Patent number: 9251320
    Abstract: A system may be configured to receive an upload, from a first user device, of a basis content item that includes first content; determine whether a first user of the first user device has a right to restrict a use of the first content in an in-use content item uploaded by a second user device when the in-use content includes the first content; in response to determining that the first user has the right, store the basis content in the system; in response to determining that the first user does not have the right, discard the basis content; receive an upload, from a second user device, of a first in-use content item; and determine whether the first in-use content item matches the basis content item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Verizon New Jersey Inc.
    Inventors: Woo Beum Lee, Jeffrey M. Walsh
  • Publication number: 20150177919
    Abstract: A device may extract menu information associated with a first application. The menu information may identify hierarchical menu items corresponding to at least two levels of a menu hierarchy associated with a first menu of the first application. The device may receive configuration information that controls a manner in which the hierarchical menu items are to be provided for display. The device may execute the first application to cause first information, associated with the first application, to be provided for display. The device may execute a second application that provides the hierarchical menu items for display. The second application may be different from the first application. The device may provide the hierarchical menu items for display concurrently, via a second menu overlaid on the first information associated with the first application, based on the configuration information and further based on executing the second application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Applicant: Verizon New Jersey Inc.
    Inventors: Woo Beum LEE, Jeffrey M. Walsh
  • Patent number: 9060039
    Abstract: A server device may receive one or more event instruction schedules. Each of the one or more event instruction schedules may identify one or more events and corresponding instructions. The server may receive location information identifying a location of a user device; identify a particular schedule of the one or more event instruction schedules based on the location; identify an occurrence of an event of the one or more events identified by the particular schedule; identify a particular corresponding instruction for the event; and direct the user device to execute the corresponding instruction based on the occurrence of the of the one or more events. The server device may cause the user device to execute the corresponding instruction to function as a component in a combined display or in a combined sound outputting system having multiple user devices in addition to the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignees: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC., VERIZON NEW JERSEY INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Walsh, Woo Beum Lee, Michelle Felt
  • Patent number: 8955147
    Abstract: A device is configured to determine that the device is to activate a privacy mode, obscure information displayed by a display of the device, detect a user interaction with a first portion of the display, the first portion being less than an entirety of the display, and reveal first information obscured by the first portion of the display, without revealing information obscured by a remaining portion of the display, the first portion and the remaining portion comprising the entirety of the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignees: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc., Verizon New Jersey Inc.
    Inventors: Woo Beum Lee, Michelle Felt, Jeffrey M. Walsh
  • Publication number: 20140365962
    Abstract: A device may detect an event during execution of a particular application of the device. As part of detecting the event, the device may detect a closing of the particular application or may detect a calendar event. The device may identify a sequence of applications related to the event based on information identifying the event and may present graphical information identifying the sequence of applications. The device may detect selection of graphical information identifying another application from the graphical information identifying the sequence of applications, and may initiate the other application based on detecting the selection of the graphical information identifying the other application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Woo Beum Lee, Jeffrey M. Walsh
  • Publication number: 20140355511
    Abstract: A controller device, implemented in a repeating system associated with a vehicle, may activate an antenna device included in the repeating system to cause the antenna device to receive a network signal and transmit an amplified network signal, corresponding to the network signal, to an area around the vehicle; and cause an amplification device, included in the repeating system, to receive the network signal, amplify the network signal to form the amplified network signal, and provide the amplified network signal for transmission by the antenna device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: Verizon New Jersey Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. WALSH, Woo Beum LEE
  • Publication number: 20140359786
    Abstract: A system may be configured to receive an upload, from a first user device, of a basis content item that includes first content; determine whether a first user of the first user device has a right to restrict a use of the first content in an in-use content item uploaded by a second user device when the in-use content includes the first content; in response to determining that the first user has the right, store the basis content in the system; in response to determining that the first user does not have the right, discard the basis content; receive an upload, from a second user device, of a first in-use content item; and determine whether the first in-use content item matches the basis content item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Woo Beum Lee, Jeffrey M. Walsh
  • Publication number: 20140279613
    Abstract: A device may receive a request, from a user, to determine whether an item is a counterfeit item. The device may perform, based on receiving the request, a comparison of at least one of: one or more images of one or more first portions of the item to one or more images of corresponding one or more first portions of the authentic item that corresponds to the item, or one or more sounds of one or more second portions of the item to one or more sounds of corresponding one or more second portions of the authentic item. The device may determine whether the item is a counterfeit item based on performing the comparison. The device may provide, to the user and based on determining whether the item is a counterfeit item, information indicating whether the item is a counterfeit item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicants: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING, INC., VERIZON NEW JERSEY INC.
    Inventors: Woo Beum LEE, Michelle Felt, Jeffrey M. Walsh
  • Publication number: 20140237043
    Abstract: A server device may receive one or more event instruction schedules. Each of the one or more event instruction schedules may identify one or more events and corresponding instructions. The server may receive location information identifying a location of a user device; identify a particular schedule of the one or more event instruction schedules based on the location; identify an occurrence of an event of the one or more events identified by the particular schedule; identify a particular corresponding instruction for the event; and direct the user device to execute the corresponding instruction based on the occurrence of the of the one or more events. The server device may cause the user device to execute the corresponding instruction to function as a component in a combined display or in a combined sound outputting system having multiple user devices in addition to the user device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicants: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC., VERIZON NEW JERSEY INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. WALSH, Woo Beum LEE, Michelle FELT