Patents by Inventor Joel Benjamin Linsky

Joel Benjamin Linsky 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: 10419907
    Abstract: Methods, non-transitory processor-readable storage media, systems, and devices for provisioning devices associated with wireless identity transmitters. An embodiment method performed by a proximity broadcast receiver may include operations for receiving a broadcast message including a secure identifier from a wireless identity transmitter, transmitting to a central server a sighting message that includes the secure identifier and an identity of the proximity broadcast receiver, receiving from the central server a return message that includes identification information related to the received broadcast message and that is authorized to be distributed to the proximity broadcast receiver based on data stored on the central server, and provisioning a device associated with the received broadcast message based on the identification information from the received return message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Brian Redding, Joel Benjamin Linsky
  • Patent number: 10412565
    Abstract: A method for muting a Bluetooth device is described. The method includes receiving, by a Bluetooth controller of the Bluetooth device, a mute remote microphone message from a peer Bluetooth device. The method also includes disabling audio transmission functionality of the Bluetooth device. The Bluetooth device may also receive a disable remote mute message from the peer Bluetooth device and enable the audio transmission functionality of the Bluetooth device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Joel Benjamin Linsky, Robin Heydon
  • Publication number: 20180288092
    Abstract: Systems and methods related to a wireless communication system include detection of and protection from relay-in-the-middle attacks. A first wireless device receives a data packet transmitted by a second wireless device and determines whether the data packet includes a jitter introduced by the second wireless device based on a function of a shared key between the first wireless device and the second wireless device. The first wireless device determines whether a relay-in-the-middle attack is present between the first wireless device and the second wireless device based on whether the data packet includes the jitter. The first wireless device may withhold transmission of sensitive messages based on a determination that the relay-in-the-middle attack is present.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Joel Benjamin LINSKY, Robin HEYDON
  • Publication number: 20180270592
    Abstract: The disclosure generally relates to connecting wireless devices based on a correlation between different audio sources. For example, according to various aspects, a first wireless device may capture sound via a microphone and receive audio content from a second wireless device via a wireless receiver. Accordingly, a wireless connection may be established between the first and second wireless devices based on a substantial match between the sound captured via the microphone and the audio content received via the wireless receiver. For example, the sound captured via the microphone may be output from a speaker on the second wireless device. In other examples, the received audio content may be sound captured via a local microphone at the second wireless device. In either case, the correlation between the audio received through the microphone and the audio content received over a radio may substantially simplify the procedure(s) used to connect two audio-enabled devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: Joel Benjamin LINSKY, Brian Arnold REDDING
  • Patent number: 10044559
    Abstract: Systems and methods for provisioning devices to access a wireless communication network are described. This provisioning is based upon a correlation between a first time value when operating power is applied to a first device, and a second time value when operating power is applied to a second device. These two time values may be compared using messaging between the two devices, and provisioning information may be transmitted from one device to another based upon an observed correlation between the two time values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Joel Benjamin Linsky, Stephen Alton Sprigg
  • Patent number: 10015302
    Abstract: Systems and methods are directed to discovering trusted remote devices and establishing trusted communications with trusted remote devices. A local device can determine one or more time periods of expected silence in a communication between the local device and a remote device; and embed trusted communication messages in the one or more time periods for at least one of: discovering that the remote device is a trusted remote device, performing a trusted communication with the trusted remote device. The communication may be based on a Bluetooth protocol in a link layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Joel Benjamin Linsky, Robin Heydon, Brian Arnold Redding, Mayank Batra, Christopher Church
  • Publication number: 20180176713
    Abstract: A method for muting a Bluetooth device is described. The method includes receiving, by a Bluetooth controller of the Bluetooth device, a mute remote microphone message from a peer Bluetooth device. The method also includes disabling audio transmission functionality of the Bluetooth device. The Bluetooth device may also receive a disable remote mute message from the peer Bluetooth device and enable the audio transmission functionality of the Bluetooth device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Joel Benjamin Linsky, Robin Heydon
  • Patent number: 9961633
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for establishing a wireless connection are disclosed. In an embodiment, a first communication device transmits a first advertising signal for a first period of time, the first advertising signal configured to advertise that the first communication device is available to establish a first wireless connection, scans for a second advertising signal for a second period of time, the second advertising signal transmitted by a second communication device and configured to advertise that the second communication device is available to establish a second wireless connection, and listens for a third signal for a third period of time, the third signal transmitted by a third communication device in response to the first advertising signal, the third period of time occurring during the second period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Huibert Denboer, Brian Arnold Redding, Joel Benjamin Linsky
  • Publication number: 20180084097
    Abstract: Systems and methods are directed to discovering trusted remote devices and establishing trusted communications with trusted remote devices. A local device can determine one or more time periods of expected silence in a communication between the local device and a remote device; and embed trusted communication messages in the one or more time periods for at least one of: discovering that the remote device is a trusted remote device, performing a trusted communication with the trusted remote device. The communication may be based on a Bluetooth protocol in a link layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: Joel Benjamin LINSKY, Robin HEYDON, Brian Arnold REDDING, Mayank BATRA, Christopher CHURCH
  • Publication number: 20170372574
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for operating a surveillance system and managing beacon-augmented surveillance data. A surveillance system may include a camera, a controller, and a transceiver. The camera may be configured to generate image data. The controller may be configured to generate image metadata that indicates a surveillance system identifier, upload the image data and the image metadata to a server, and generate a beacon that indicates the surveillance system identifier. The transceiver may be configured to transmit the beacon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventor: Joel Benjamin LINSKY
  • Patent number: 9788288
    Abstract: A method for reducing power consumption is described. The method includes negotiating a receive window of a slave wireless device. The method also includes exchanging timing uncertainty information relating to a clock of the slave wireless device and a clock of the master wireless device. The method further includes transmitting a packet multiple times on a same frequency based on the receive window and the timing uncertainty information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Joel Benjamin Linsky, Brian Arnold Redding
  • Patent number: 9743449
    Abstract: Packets are communicated between a first device and a second device, over a primary data channel, according to an interval. The first device receives over the primary data channel a request from the second device to establish a secondary data channel. The request includes secondary connection parameters including an offset relative to events on the primary data channel, and a sub-interval relative to the interval. Acknowledgement is exchanged and the first and second devices communicate over the secondary data channel according to the secondary connection parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Joel Benjamin Linsky, Brian Arnold Redding
  • Publication number: 20170214573
    Abstract: Systems and methods for provisioning devices to access a wireless communication network are described. This provisioning is based upon a correlation between a first time value when operating power is applied to a first device, and a second time value when operating power is applied to a second device. These two time values may be compared using messaging between the two devices, and provisioning information may be transmitted from one device to another based upon an observed correlation between the two time values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Inventors: Joel Benjamin Linsky, Stephen Alton Sprigg
  • Patent number: 9668294
    Abstract: A packet is received at a device, over a connection between the device and another device indicating suspending the connection. The device suspends the connection and stores a suspended connection attribute record having connection attributes for resuming the connection. The device receives an advertisement packet having a resume suspended connection request, and determines if the resume suspended connection request is a request to resume the connection associated with the suspended connection attribute record. If determining is affirmative, the device resumes the connection according to the stored connection attributes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Brian Arnold Redding, Joel Benjamin Linsky
  • Patent number: 9648490
    Abstract: Automatically discovering and re-establishing wireless connections to other devices in a mobile computing environment (MCE) may be achieved by monitoring connections of different devices with the UE, correlating the connections of the different devices, determining an MCE based on the correlations, and storing information associated with the MCE. A known MCE may accordingly be automatically detected based on an identification of at least one of the different devices, for example, and connection with one or more of the different devices may be automatically re-established to re-establish the MCE based on the stored information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Joel Benjamin Linsky
  • Publication number: 20170026905
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for establishing a wireless connection are disclosed. In an embodiment, a first communication device transmits a first advertising signal for a first period of time, the first advertising signal configured to advertise that the first communication device is available to establish a first wireless connection, scans for a second advertising signal for a second period of time, the second advertising signal transmitted by a second communication device and configured to advertise that the second communication device is available to establish a second wireless connection, and listens for a third signal for a third period of time, the third signal transmitted by a third communication device in response to the first advertising signal, the third period of time occurring during the second period of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2015
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Inventors: Huibert DENBOER, Brian Arnold REDDING, Joel Benjamin LINSKY
  • Publication number: 20170026777
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a wireless device for Bluetooth Low Energy technology utilizes interlaced advertising and scanning on a same advertising channel to improve power efficiency. In an embodiment, a device transmits an advertising packet on an advertising channel, waits for an inter frame space, listens for any connection request or scan request during a listening time slot, and upon not receiving a connection request or scan request, begins a scanning window on the same advertising channel to listen to advertising packets. If no advertising packets are received, the advertising channel is incremented and the process of interlaced advertising and scanning begins again.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2015
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Inventors: Huibert DENBOER, Brian Arnold REDDING, Joel Benjamin LINSKY
  • Patent number: 9439185
    Abstract: A method for identifying a radio access technology by an electronic device is described. The method includes generating, by a first communication circuitry, a first message that identifies a radio access technology. The first message is of a first message type. The method also includes sending, by the first communication circuitry, the first message to a second communication circuitry. The first communication circuitry and the second communication circuitry communicate with each other over a non-radio link. The method further includes sending, by the first communication circuitry, a second message associated with the first message. The second message is of a second message type that is different from the first message type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jibing Wang, Joel Benjamin Linsky
  • Patent number: 9424417
    Abstract: Methods, devices, systems, and non-transitory processor-readable storage media for authenticating a computing device to access functionalities. An embodiment method may include operations for receiving in the computing device a signal from a proximity beacon device, obtaining from the received signal information that indicates whether the proximity beacon device has detected movement, determining whether the obtained information matches stored data corresponding to the proximity beacon device, performing an abbreviated authentication operations for the computing device to access the functionalities when it is determined that the obtained information from the received signal matches the stored data, and performing a normal authentication operations for the computing device to access the functionalities when it is determined that the obtained information from the received signal does not match the stored data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Craig Matthew Brown, Joel Benjamin Linsky, Michael William Paddon, Craig William Northway
  • Patent number: 9374829
    Abstract: Frequency bands for Industrial Scientific and Medical (ISM) communications are selected to avoid interference with the cellular communication. In one aspect of the disclosure, the frequency bands for Bluetooth/WLAN communication are selected to avoid channels that are within a predetermined distance of a harmonic of a cellular (e.g., wireless wide area network) receive frequency band. That is, a frequency band is selected that is at least a predetermined distance from the cellular receive frequency bands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jibing Wang, Joel Benjamin Linsky