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).

  • Publication number: 20110119144
    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: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2010
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Applicant: 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
  • Publication number: 20110119135
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are directed to methods and devices for transferring or receiving wireless power. A method may include receiving acceptance of at least one wireless power access entity required condition. The method may further include transferring wireless power to at least one electronic device based on the acceptance of the at least one wireless power access entity required condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2010
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Applicant: 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
  • Publication number: 20110075037
    Abstract: In an image/video encoding and decoding system employing an artifact evaluator a method and/or apparatus to process video blocks comprising a decoder operable to synthesize an un-filtered reconstructed video block or frame and an artifact filter operable to receive the un-filtered reconstructed video block or frame, which generates a filtered reconstructed video block or frame. A memory buffer operable to store either the filtered reconstructed video block or frame or the un-filtered reconstructed video block or frame, and an artifact evaluator operable to update the memory buffer after evaluating and determining which of the filtered video block or frame, or the un-filtered video block or frame yields better image/video quality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Applicant: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Suhail Jalil, Khaled Helmi El-Maleh, Chienchung Chang
  • Patent number: 7903733
    Abstract: This disclosure describes adaptive filtering techniques to improve the quality of captured imagery, such as video or still images. In particular, this disclosure describes adaptive filtering techniques that filter each pixel as a function of a set of surrounding pixels. An adaptive image filter may compare image information associated with a pixel of interest to image information associated with a set of surrounding pixels by, for example, computing differences between the image information associated with the pixel of interest and each of the surrounding pixels of the set. The computed differences can be used in a variety of ways to filter image information of the pixel of interest. In some embodiments, for example, the adaptive image filter may include both a low pass component and high pass component that adjust as a function of the computed differences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Prasanjit Panda, Khaled Helmi El-Maleh, Hsiang-Tsun Li
  • Patent number: 7885337
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to a video slicing technique that promotes low complexity, bandwidth efficiency and error resiliency. A video encoder places an RM close to the beginning of each logical transmission unit (LTU) so that all but a very small end segment of each video slice fits substantially within an LTU. Instead of requiring placement of RMs exactly at the LTU boundaries, a video encoder applies an approximate alignment technique. Video slices are encoded so that RMs are placed close to the beginning of each LTU, e.g., at the end of the first MB falling within the LTU. A portion of the last MB from the preceding slice carries over into the next LTU. Loss of an LTU results in loss of virtually the entire current slice plus a very small portion of the previous slice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Yen-Chi Lee, Ming-Chang Tsai, Khaled Helmi El-Maleh
  • Patent number: 7881386
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are presented for reducing the computational complexity of coding mode decisions by exploiting the correlations across spatially and/or temporally close coding mode decisions. A mode decision for a current macroblock is based on the mode decisions of spatially and/or temporarily close macroblocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Yi Liang, Khaled Helmi El-Maleh
  • Patent number: 7873224
    Abstract: In an image/video encoding and decoding system employing an artifact evaluator a method and/or apparatus to process video blocks comprising a decoder operable to synthesize an un-filtered reconstructed video block or frame and an artifact filter operable to receive the un-filtered reconstructed video block or frame, which generates a filtered reconstructed video block or frame. A memory buffer operable to store either the filtered reconstructed video block or frame or the un-filtered reconstructed video block or frame, and an artifact evaluator operable to update the memory buffer after evaluating and determining which of the filtered video block or frame, or the un-filtered video block or frame yields better image/video quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Suhail Jalil, Khaled Helmi El-Maleh, Chienchung Chang
  • Publication number: 20100323616
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are directed to wireless power. A method may comprise receiving wireless power with a receiver and charging an accumulator with energy from the received wireless power. The method may further include conveying energy from the accumulator to an energy storage device upon a charging level of the accumulator reaching a threshold level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Applicant: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: William H. Von Novak, Francesco Grilli, Jeremy D. Dunworth, Jonathan T. Velasco, MaryBeth Selby, David Maldonado, Stein A. Lundby, Peng Li, Sandip S. Minhas, Khaled Helmi El-Maleh, Yair Karmi, Srinivas Raghavan, Alireza Hormoz Mohammadian, Ernest T. Ozaki, Rinat Burdo
  • Patent number: 7808920
    Abstract: Tandem-free vocoder operations (TFO) between non-compatible communication systems may be enabled through hardware modifications at communication elements within each system. In one aspect, each infrastructure entity in System 1 comprises an intra-system TFO Frame Generator G1, an intra-system TFO Frame Extractor E1, and a TFO Frame Extractor E2 of System 2, which is non-compatible to System 1. Each infrastructure entity in System 2 comprises an intra-system TFO Frame Generator G2, an intra-system TFO Frame Extractor E2, and a TFO Frame Extractor E1 of System 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Khaled Helmi El-Maleh, Ananthapadmanabhan Arasanipalai Kandhadai
  • Patent number: 7738487
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are presented for supporting the transmission of variable-rate vocoder frames over non-compatible communication channels. Variable-rate vocoder frames are re-formatted as cargo in multi-rate vocoder frames. At the receiver, a determination is made as to whether a received multi-rate vocoder frame carries a variable-rate vocoder frame cargo. If a variable-rate vocoder frame is cargo, then a determination of the frame type is made. Various embodiments for conveying cargo information are presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Khaled Helmi El-Maleh, Ananthapadmanabhan Arasanipalai Kandhadai
  • Patent number: 7724972
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to techniques for region-of-interest (ROI) coding for video telephony (VT). The disclosed techniques include a technique for generation of a quality metric for ROI video, which jointly considers a user's degree of interest in the ROI, ROI video fidelity, and ROI perceptual quality in evaluating the quality of an encoded video sequence. The quality metric may be used to bias ROI coding and, in particular, the allocation of coding bits between ROI and non-ROI areas of a video frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Haohong Wang, Khaled Helmi El-Maleh
  • Publication number: 20100030557
    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: July 31, 2006
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Inventors: Stephen Molloy, Khaled Helmi El-Maleh
  • Publication number: 20090281799
    Abstract: Tandem-free vocoder operations (TFO) between non-compatible communication systems may be enabled through hardware modifications at communication elements within each system. In one aspect, each infrastructure entity in System 1 comprises an intra-system TFO Frame Generator G1, an intra-system TFO Frame Extractor E1, and a TFO Frame Extractor E2 of System 2, which is non-compatible to System 1. Each infrastructure entity in System 2 comprises an intra-system TFO Frame Generator G2, an intra-system TFO Frame Extractor E2, and a TFO Frame Extractor E1 of System 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2009
    Publication date: November 12, 2009
    Applicant: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Khaled Helmi El-Maleh, Ananthapadmanabhan Arasanipalai Kandhadai
  • Publication number: 20090190780
    Abstract: Configurations disclosed herein include systems, methods, and apparatus that may be applied in a voice communications and/or storage application to remove, enhance, and/or replace the existing context.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2008
    Publication date: July 30, 2009
    Applicant: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Nagendra Nagaraja, Khaled Helmi El-Maleh, Eddie L.T. Choy
  • Publication number: 20090192803
    Abstract: Configurations disclosed herein include systems, methods, and apparatus that may be applied in a voice communications and/or storage application to remove, enhance, and/or replace the existing context.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2008
    Publication date: July 30, 2009
    Applicant: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Nagendra Nagaraja, Khaled Helmi El-Maleh, Eddie L.T. Choy
  • Publication number: 20090192802
    Abstract: Configurations disclosed herein include systems, methods, and apparatus that may be applied in a voice communications and/or storage application to remove, enhance, and/or replace the existing context.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2008
    Publication date: July 30, 2009
    Applicant: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Nagendra Nagaraja, Khaled Helmi El-Maleh
  • Publication number: 20090192791
    Abstract: Configurations disclosed herein include systems, methods, and apparatus that may be applied in a voice communications and/or storage application to remove, enhance, and/or replace the existing context.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2008
    Publication date: July 30, 2009
    Applicant: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Khaled Helmi El-Maleh, Nagendra Nagaraja, Eddie L.T. Choy
  • Publication number: 20090192790
    Abstract: Configurations disclosed herein include systems, methods, and apparatus that may be applied in a voice communications and/or storage application to remove, enhance, and/or replace the existing context.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2008
    Publication date: July 30, 2009
    Applicant: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Khaled Helmi El-Maleh, Nagendra Nagaraja, Eddie L.T. Choy
  • Publication number: 20090147854
    Abstract: Display of an interpolated or extrapolated video unit, such as a video frame, may be selectively enabled based on a quality analysis. This disclosure also describes selection of reference video frames to be used for interpolation or extrapolation. 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. 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 of the decoder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2008
    Publication date: June 11, 2009
    Applicant: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Gokce Dane, Khaled Helmi El-Maleh, Min Dai, Chia-Yuan Teng
  • Publication number: 20090147853
    Abstract: A decoder may apply a resource-focused interpolation mode to enable or disable interpolation or extrapolation of video units, such as frames, based on power and quality considerations. In one mode, 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. This disclosure also describes selection of reference video frames to be used for interpolation or extrapolation of 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 of the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2008
    Publication date: June 11, 2009
    Applicant: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Gokce Dane, Min Dai, Khaled Helmi El-Maleh, Chia-Yuan Teng