Patents by Inventor Kevin Trung Cao

Kevin Trung Cao 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: 7259694
    Abstract: A system and method for communication of information that has particular significance to a specific location only to those individuals that are at or near that geo-spatial location. In particular, providing safety factor data and alerts is a preferred use of the invention. The invention allows information to be tailored to the individual at that location by selectively filtering what is communicated and what is not. The system includes a transmitting proximity event server, a GPS client wireless component that can be a personal wireless communication device (such as Palm Pilot, cellular digital phones, etc.) or personal computer configured for use within a global position satellite network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2007
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jussi Petri Myllymaki, Kevin Trung Cao, Daniel Alexander Ford, Reiner Kraft
  • Patent number: 6529136
    Abstract: A group notification system and associated method that allow particular activities to be executed based on the group dynamics, such as the dynamics of organizing meetings. The system facilitates the availability of knowledge concerning the proximity and direction of movement of individuals, objects, or groups, and whether this information satisfies preset criteria or rules. One such criterion is that the proximity distance of the group members be less than a predetermined threshold range. The threshold range can be adjustable or programmable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2003
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin Trung Cao, Daniel Alexander Ford, Reiner Kraft
  • Publication number: 20030020623
    Abstract: A group notification system and associated method that allow particular activities to be executed based on the group dynamics, such as the dynamics of organizing meetings. The system facilitates the availability of knowledge concerning the proximity and direction of movement of individuals, objects, or groups, and whether this information satisfies preset criteria or rules. One such criterion is that the proximity distance of the group members be less than a predetermined threshold range. The threshold range can be adjustable or programmable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2001
    Publication date: January 30, 2003
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin Trung Cao, Daniel Alexander Ford, Reiner Kraft
  • Patent number: 6446004
    Abstract: A system and associated method that allow particular requests to be executed at some point in the future without specifying the exact time or necessarily a precise location. The execution time of the request is linked to the arrival of a person or object at, or near a geographic destination location. When a person, an object, or a group of persons or objects, arrives at the destination location, or comes close to it, the request to interact will be executed. The proximity threshold can be adjustable or programmable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2002
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin Trung Cao, Daniel Alexander Ford, Reiner Kraft
  • Publication number: 20020118118
    Abstract: A system and method for communication of information that has particular significance to a specific location only to those individuals that are at or near that geo-spatial location. In particular, providing safety factor data and alerts is a preferred use of the invention. The invention allows information to be tailored to the individual at that location by selectively filtering what is communicated and what is not. The system includes a transmitting proximity event server, a GPS client wireless component that can be a personal wireless communication device (such as Palm Pilot, cellular digital phones, etc.) or personal computer configured for use within a global position satellite network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2001
    Publication date: August 29, 2002
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jussi Petri Myllymaki, Kevin Trung Cao, Daniel Alexander Ford, Reiner Kraft