Patents by Inventor Khaled Helmi El-Maleh

Khaled Helmi El-Maleh 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: 10007771
    Abstract: A method for operating a mobile device includes generating a user interface at a processor. The user interface includes one or more virtual objects. The method also includes changing a configuration of the one or more virtual objects. The method further includes monitoring a mannerism of a user of the mobile device. The mannerism is affected by a change in configuration of the one or more virtual objects. The method also includes performing a function based on the mannerism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Seyfullah Halit Oguz, Khaled Helmi El-Maleh, Saurabh Sensharma, Arvind Kulathu Ramachandran
  • Patent number: 9940923
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to systems, methods and apparatus to convert speech to text and vice versa. One apparatus comprises a vocoder, a speech to text conversion engine, a text to speech conversion engine, and a user interface. The vocoder is operable to convert speech signals into packets and convert packets into speech signals. The speech to text conversion engine is operable to convert speech to text. The text to speech conversion engine is operable to convert text to speech. The user interface is operable to receive a user selection of a mode from among a plurality of modes, wherein a first mode enables the speech to text conversion engine, a second mode enables the text to speech conversion engine, and a third mode enables the speech to text conversion engine and the text to speech conversion engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen Molloy, Khaled Helmi El-Maleh
  • Publication number: 20170206343
    Abstract: A method for operating a mobile device includes generating a user interface at a processor. The user interface includes one or more virtual objects. The method also includes changing a configuration of the one or more virtual objects. The method further includes monitoring a mannerism of a user of the mobile device. The mannerism is affected by a change in configuration of the one or more virtual objects. The method also includes performing a function based on the mannerism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Inventors: Seyfullah Halit Oguz, Khaled Helmi El-Maleh, Saurabh Sensharma, Arvind Kulathu Ramachandran
  • Publication number: 20170205983
    Abstract: A method for generating a user interface at a mobile device includes receiving an indication of a user configurable pattern at a processor. The user configurable pattern indicates locations on a user interface that are spatially separated. The locations are configured to receive user input to enable access to data at the mobile device. The method also includes generating the user interface based on the user configurable pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Inventors: Seyfullah Halit Oguz, Khaled Helmi El-Maleh, Saurabh Sensharma, Arvind Kulathu Ramachandran
  • Patent number: 9680313
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are directed to methods and devices for fee-based wireless power. A method may include subscribing to a wireless power plan and receiving wireless power at one or more electronic devices according to a wireless power subscription.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Francesco Grilli, Roger Wayne Martin, MaryBeth Selby, David Maldonado, Stein Arne Lundby, Peng Li, Sandip S. Minhas, Khaled Helmi El-Maleh, Yair Karmi
  • Patent number: 9667980
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to techniques for content-adaptive background skipping for region-of-interest (ROI) video coding. The techniques may be useful in video telephony (VT) applications such as video streaming and videoconferencing, and especially useful in low bit-rate wireless communication applications, such as mobile VT. The disclosed techniques analyze content information of a video frame to dynamically determine whether to skip a non-ROI area within the frame. For example, the skipping determination may be based on content activity, such as ROI shape deformation, ROI motion, non-ROI motion, non-ROI texture complexity, and accumulated distortion due to non-ROI skipping. The skip determination may operate in conjunction with either frame-level or macroblock-level bit allocation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Haohong Wang, Khaled Helmi El-Maleh, Yi Liang
  • Patent number: 9578495
    Abstract: A wireless communication system and related techniques and apparatuses are disclosed that predict future disconnections or other connection impairments with end-user portable devices in advance so that service interruptions can be handled more gracefully. The system can predict the loss of service based on user-usage information associated with the portable device, such as the current GPS location of the device, its direction and velocity of travel, a user calendar, user habits and other information, such as the time of day, weather conditions, or wireless network coverage maps. An impairment handling method is selected that alters the content presented by the portable device. The impairment handling method is executed by the system upon detecting the impairment of the wireless connection so that the content is altered during occurrence of the impairment. The alteration of the content is done to mitigate the user-perceived effect of the impairment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Pei Xiang, Hesu Huang, Lukai Cai, Khaled Helmi El-Maleh
  • Patent number: 9510196
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and apparatus for authenticating a user on a mobile device. The method may include initiating authentication of the user for access to the mobile device, where access to the mobile device is granted upon successful authentication of the user by the mobile device. The method may also include performing face recognition analysis on an image of a face of the user to determine an identity of the user. Furthermore, the method may also include determining whether a first pulse information and a second pulse information associated with the user indicate a pulse match. The method may also include authenticating the user for access to the mobile device when a pulse match is determined and the determined identity of the user has permission to access the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Saurabh Sensharma, Arvind Kulathu Ramachandran, Seyfullah Halit Oguz, Khaled Helmi El-Maleh
  • Patent number: 9502909
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are directed to wireless power management. A method may include detecting one or more wireless chargers for charging an energy storage device of one or more monitored energy storage devices if the energy storage device drops below a threshold value. Moreover, the method may include selecting a charging scheme for an electronic device associated with the energy storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Khaled Helmi El-Maleh, Yair Karmi, Sandip S. Minhas, Srinivas Raghavan, Peng Li, David Maldonado, MaryBeth Selby, Saumitra Mohan Das
  • Patent number: 9503739
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to techniques for encoder-assisted adaptive interpolation of video frames. According to the disclosed techniques, an encoder generates information to assist a decoder in interpolation of a skipped video frame, i.e., an S frame. The information permits the decoder to reduce visual artifacts in the interpolated frame and thereby achieve improved visual quality. The information may include interpolation equation labels that identify selected interpolation equations to be used by the decoder for individual video blocks. As an option, to conserve bandwidth, the equation labels may be transmitted for only selected video blocks that meet a criterion for encoder-assisted interpolation. Other video blocks without equation labels may be interpolated according to a default interpolation technique.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Gokce Dane, Khaled Helmi El-Maleh, Yen-Chi Lee
  • Patent number: 9426414
    Abstract: This disclosure describes selection of reference video units to be used for interpolation or extrapolation of a video unit, such as a video frame. A decoder may apply a quality-focused mode to select a reference frame based on quality criteria. The quality criteria may indicate a level of quality likely to be produced by a reference frame. If no reference frames satisfy the quality criteria, interpolation or extrapolation may be disabled. Display of an interpolated or extrapolated frame may be selectively enabled based on a quality analysis. A decoder may apply a resource-focused frame interpolation mode to enable or disable frame interpolation or extrapolation for some frames based on power and quality considerations. In one mode, frame interpolation may be disabled to conserve power when reference frames are not likely to produce satisfactory quality. In another mode, the threshold may be adjustable as a function of power saving requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Gokce Dane, Khaled Helmi El-Maleh, Min Dai, Chia-Yuan Teng
  • Publication number: 20160111082
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to systems, methods and apparatus to convert speech to text and vice versa. One apparatus comprises a vocoder, a speech to text conversion engine, a text to speech conversion engine, and a user interface. The vocoder is operable to convert speech signals into packets and convert packets into speech signals. The speech to text conversion engine is operable to convert speech to text. The text to speech conversion engine is operable to convert text to speech. The user interface is operable to receive a user selection of a mode from among a plurality of modes, wherein a first mode enables the speech to text conversion engine, a second mode enables the text to speech conversion engine, and a third mode enables the speech to text conversion engine and the text to speech conversion engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Inventors: Stephen Molloy, Khaled Helmi El-Maleh
  • Publication number: 20150325267
    Abstract: A mobile device that is capable of automatically starting and ending the recording of an audio signal captured by at least one microphone is presented. The mobile device is capable of adjusting a number of parameters related with audio logging based on the context information of the audio input signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Inventors: Te-Won Lee, Khaled Helmi El-Maleh, Heejong Yoo, Jongwon Shin
  • Publication number: 20150264567
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and apparatus for authenticating a user on a mobile device. The method may include initiating authentication of the user for access to the mobile device, where access to the mobile device is granted upon successful authentication of the user by the mobile device. The method may also include performing face recognition analysis on an image of a face of the user to determine an identity of the user. Furthermore, the method may also include determining whether a first pulse information and a second pulse information associated with the user indicate a pulse match. The method may also include authenticating the user for access to the mobile device when a pulse match is determined and the determined identity of the user has permission to access the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Applicant: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Saurabh Sensharma, Arvind Kulathu Ramachandran, Seyfullah Halit Oguz, Khaled Helmi El-Maleh
  • Patent number: 9129135
    Abstract: Systems, methods, devices, and computer program products are described for controlling access to electronic applications by a user. A request may be received (e.g., from a user) to access an electronic application. The availability of points, credits, or time for the particular user may be determined, and access to the electronic application granted or denied based on the determination. User identity may be verified through biometric data, with such verification repeated at periodic or random intervals. Access may be restricted based on a permission level of a particular authority that has responsibility for all or a portion of the user's activities during a particular time period. Access may also be restricted based on the location of the user at the time of the access request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Inventors: Guilherme Luiz Karnas Hoefel, Hugo Swart, Khaled Helmi El-Maleh, Luis Mirabal
  • Patent number: 9112989
    Abstract: A mobile device that is capable of automatically starting and ending the recording of an audio signal captured by at least one microphone is presented. The mobile device is capable of adjusting a number of parameters related with audio logging based on the context information of the audio input signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Te-Won Lee, Khaled Helmi El-Maleh, Heejong Yoo, Jongwon Shin
  • Patent number: 9025673
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to techniques for evaluating temporal quality of encoded video. Instead of estimating jerkiness based solely on frame rate or motion activity, the number of consecutive dropped frames forms a basic estimation unit. Several human visual system factors, such as sensitivity to temporal quality fluctuation and motion activity, have been taken into account to make the predicted jerkiness more consistent with the actual human visual response. The temporal quality metric can be used to estimate human perceived discomfort that is introduced by temporal discontinuity under various combinations of video shots, motion activity and local quality fluctuations. The techniques can be applied in two modes: (1) bitstream or (2) pixel mode. The quality metric can be used to evaluate temporal quality, or to control encoding or decoding characteristics to enhance temporal quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Kai-Chieh Yang, Khaled Helmi El-Maleh, Vijay Mahadevan
  • Patent number: 9013511
    Abstract: This disclosure describes adaptive spatial variant interpolation (SVI) techniques for image upscaling. In various embodiments, the interpolation techniques described in this disclosure may support low complexity upscaling of image while promoting high image quality, including enhanced sharpness, higher contrast and more accurate interpolation. The interpolation techniques may be applied using generalized finite impulse response (FIR) filters. In some embodiments, the interpolation techniques may be content-adaptive to provide more accurate interpolation while suppressing significant artifacts associated with sharp edges. In addition, the interpolation techniques may be readily applicable to upscaling of color imagery and video, e.g., in both YCbCr (luminance, blue chrominance, red chrominance) and RGB (red, green, blue) formats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Yi Liang, King-Chung Lai, Khaled Helmi El-Maleh
  • Patent number: 8976872
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to techniques for picture-in-picture (PIP) processing for video telephony (VT). According to the disclosed techniques, a local video communication device transmits PIP information to a remote video communication device. Using the PIP information, the remote video communication device applies preferential encoding to non-PIP regions of video transmitted to the local video communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Yen-Chi Lee, Khaled Helmi El-Maleh, Ming-Chang Tsai
  • Patent number: 8977063
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to techniques for region-of-interest (ROI) processing for video telephony (VT) applications. According to the disclosed techniques, a recipient device defines ROI information for video information transmitted by a sender device, i.e., far-end video information. The recipient device transmits the ROI information to the sender device. Using the ROI information transmitted by the recipient device, the sender device applies preferential encoding to an ROI within a video scene. ROI extraction may be applied to process a user description of a region of interest (ROI) to generate information specifying the ROI based on the description. The user description may be textual, graphical, or speech-based. An extraction module applies appropriate processing to generated the ROI information from the user description. The extraction module may locally reside with a video communication device, or reside in a distinct intermediate server configured for ROI extraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Yen-Chi Lee, Khaled Helmi El-Maleh, Ming-Chang Tsai