Patents by Inventor Kiran K. Edara

Kiran K. Edara 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: 20200388288
    Abstract: Topics of potential interest to a user, useful for purposes such as targeted advertising and product recommendations, can be extracted from voice content produced by a user. A computing device can capture voice content, such as when a user speaks into or near the device. One or more sniffer algorithms or processes can attempt to identify trigger words in the voice content, which can indicate a level of interest of the user. For each identified potential trigger word, the device can capture adjacent audio that can be analyzed, on the device or remotely, to attempt to determine one or more keywords associated with that trigger word. The identified keywords can be stored and/or transmitted to an appropriate location accessible to entities such as advertisers or content providers who can use the keywords to attempt to select or customize content that is likely relevant to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventor: Kiran K. Edara
  • Patent number: 10692506
    Abstract: Topics of potential interest to a user, useful for purposes such as targeted advertising and product recommendations, can be extracted from voice content produced by a user. A computing device can capture voice content, such as when a user speaks into or near the device. One or more sniffer algorithms or processes can attempt to identify trigger words in the voice content, which can indicate a level of interest of the user. For each identified potential trigger word, the device can capture adjacent audio that can be analyzed, on the device or remotely, to attempt to determine one or more keywords associated with that trigger word. The identified keywords can be stored and/or transmitted to an appropriate location accessible to entities such as advertisers or content providers who can use the keywords to attempt to select or customize content that is likely relevant to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Kiran K. Edara
  • Publication number: 20200027464
    Abstract: Topics of potential interest to a user, useful for purposes such as targeted advertising and product recommendations, can be extracted from voice content produced by a user. A computing device can capture voice content, such as when a user speaks into or near the device. One or more sniffer algorithms or processes can attempt to identify trigger words in the voice content, which can indicate a level of interest of the user. For each identified potential trigger word, the device can capture adjacent audio that can be analyzed, on the device or remotely, to attempt to determine one or more keywords associated with that trigger word. The identified keywords can be stored and/or transmitted to an appropriate location accessible to entities such as advertisers or content providers who can use the keywords to attempt to select or customize content that is likely relevant to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventor: Kiran K. Edara
  • Patent number: 10373620
    Abstract: Topics of potential interest to a user, useful for purposes such as targeted advertising and product recommendations, can be extracted from voice content produced by a user. A computing device can capture voice content, such as when a user speaks into or near the device. One or more sniffer algorithms or processes can attempt to identify trigger words in the voice content, which can indicate a level of interest of the user. For each identified potential trigger word, the device can capture adjacent audio that can be analyzed, on the device or remotely, to attempt to determine one or more keywords associated with that trigger word. The identified keywords can be stored and/or transmitted to an appropriate location accessible to entities such as advertisers or content providers who can use the keywords to attempt to select or customize content that is likely relevant to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Kiran K. Edara
  • Patent number: 10115390
    Abstract: A server determines that communications with a first user device are to be made in a voice call mode. The server receives, from a second user device, a first text data packet corresponding to text communications with the first user device, converts the first text data packet into a first voice data packet, and sends, via a wireless network, the first voice data packet to the first user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Varadarajan Gopalakrishnan, Kiran K. Edara
  • Patent number: 10075936
    Abstract: A communication device may include a radio access technology (RAT) controller and two RAT receivers operatively coupled to the RAT controller. The first RAT receiver may be associated with a first RAT, and the second RAT receiver may be associated with a second RAT. The RAT controller may be configured to receive, using the first RAT receiver, while the second RAT receiver is off, a notification of an incoming voice call. The RAT controller may be further configured to cause the second RAT receiver to establish a connection with a wireless network cell associated with the second RAT and to receive the incoming voice call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Kiran K. Edara
  • Patent number: 9929788
    Abstract: A plurality of communication links are established between a user device and a base station. The user device may determine if one or more criteria are satisfied and may reconfigure one or more of the plurality of communication links, based on the one or more criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kiran K. Edara, Varada Gopalakrishnan
  • Publication number: 20170323645
    Abstract: Topics of potential interest to a user, useful for purposes such as targeted advertising and product recommendations, can be extracted from voice content produced by a user. A computing device can capture voice content, such as when a user speaks into or near the device. One or more sniffer algorithms or processes can attempt to identify trigger words in the voice content, which can indicate a level of interest of the user. For each identified potential trigger word, the device can capture adjacent audio that can be analyzed, on the device or remotely, to attempt to determine one or more keywords associated with that trigger word. The identified keywords can be stored and/or transmitted to an appropriate location accessible to entities such as advertisers or content providers who can use the keywords to attempt to select or customize content that is likely relevant to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventor: Kiran K. Edara
  • Patent number: 9723507
    Abstract: A user device performs intra-frequency measurements and inter-frequency measurements at a specified rate when the user device in a first discontinuous reception (DRX) cycle, and determines a signal condition of a signal received from a serving cell. The user device selects one of multiple lower intra-frequency rates for intra-frequency measurements in subsequent DRX cycles based on the signal condition and selects one of multiple lower inter-frequency rates for inter-frequency measurements in the subsequent DRX cycles based on the signal condition. The reduction in the rate may reduce a current drain by the user device when the user device is in the subsequent DRX cycles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Kiran K. Edara
  • Patent number: 9679570
    Abstract: Topics of potential interest to a user, useful for purposes such as targeted advertising and product recommendations, can be extracted from voice content produced by a user. A computing device can capture voice content, such as when a user speaks into or near the device. One or more sniffer algorithms or processes can attempt to identify trigger words in the voice content, which can indicate a level of interest of the user. For each identified potential trigger word, the device can capture adjacent audio that can be analyzed, on the device or remotely, to attempt to determine one or more keywords associated with that trigger word. The identified keywords can be stored and/or transmitted to an appropriate location accessible to entities such as advertisers or content providers who can use the keywords to attempt to select or customize content that is likely relevant to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Kiran K. Edara
  • Publication number: 20160275938
    Abstract: A server determines that communications with a first user device are to be made in a voice call mode. The server receives, from a second user device, a first text data packet corresponding to text communications with the first user device, converts the first text data packet into a first voice data packet, and sends, via a wireless network, the first voice data packet to the first user device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventors: Varadarajan Gopalakrishnan, Kiran K. Edara
  • Patent number: 9402227
    Abstract: A user device receives network information for a future destination of the user device. The user device stores the network information for the future destination in a local store of the user device. Responsive to the user device starting up, the user device searches for an available network using the network information in the local store of the user device, wherein searching for the available network excludes searching for a last registered network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Kiran K. Edara
  • Patent number: 9380146
    Abstract: Methods and systems for converting voice calls into text calls are disclosed. A method includes determining that a first user device is to be switched from a voice call mode to a text call mode, and sending an indication that the first user device is to be switched from the voice call mode to the text call mode to a server that is in communication with a second user device. The method further includes presenting to a user of the first user device a voice call from the second user device in text format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Varadarajan Gopalakrishnan, Kiran K. Edara
  • Patent number: 9338747
    Abstract: Approaches in accordance with various embodiments can utilize loss of service and call drop information to anticipate connection events between a computing device and a cellular or data network. The utilize loss of service and call drop information is compiled from past connection events from many devices and is utilizes by the computing device to determine areas historically associated with greater connection reliability (or strength of connectivity) upon at least detecting a condition indicative of a connection event. Accordingly, a user can be notified upon entering or moving toward an area associated with poor connection reliability. The user can further be directed to an area associated with greater connection reliability to ensure sufficient network coverage to carry out a phone call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Rangaprabhu Parthasarathy, Kiran K. Edara, Viritha Yella, Kaixiang Hu
  • Patent number: 9277472
    Abstract: One or more user experience metrics are obtained for one or more types of wireless communication networks. One or more user experience indicators may be displayed on a screen in conjunction with a signal strength indicator. Different sets of user experience metrics may also be obtained, each set being associate with an application on a user device. Each set of user experience metrics may be displayed in conjunction with a list of applications. A user may provide user input selecting a wireless communication network and the user device may be configured to use the selected wireless communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew D. Price, Mete Rodoper, Kiran K. Edara
  • Patent number: 9183845
    Abstract: A first device obtains first audio from one or more microphones. The first device generates a first audio signal from the first audio. The first device analyzes the first audio signal to determine noise associated with the first audio. The first device receives a second audio signal from a second device, and processes the second audio signal based at least in part on the determined noise by identifying one or more frequencies of the second audio signal that are between 1-2 Kilohertz. The first device then outputs a modified second audio signal to a speaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Varada Gopalakrishnan, Kiran K. Edara
  • Patent number: 9131476
    Abstract: Methods and systems for optimizing voice call setup times for user devices. A user device that is registered to a packet switched network and in an idle state receives a command to establish a voice call. The user device selects a legacy cell of a circuit switched network. The user device then establishes a radio connection with the selected legacy cell without first establishing a radio connection with a serving cell of the packet switched network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kiran K. Edara, Pratima Vallurupalli
  • Patent number: 9111294
    Abstract: Topics of potential interest to a user, useful for purposes such as targeted advertising and product recommendations, can be extracted from voice content produced by a user. A computing device can capture voice content, such as when a user speaks into or near the device. One or more sniffer algorithms or processes can attempt to identify trigger words in the voice content, which can indicate a level of interest of the user. For each identified potential trigger word, the device can capture adjacent audio that can be analyzed, on the device or remotely, to attempt to determine one or more keywords associated with that trigger word. The identified keywords can be stored and/or transmitted to an appropriate location accessible to entities such as advertisers or content providers who can use the keywords to attempt to select or customize content that is likely relevant to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Kiran K. Edara
  • Patent number: 9100900
    Abstract: Methods and systems facilitating a preferred network scan in a 4G communications system are disclosed. A user device identifies a new search event when operating in connected state. The user device transitions to idle state, performs a preferred network scan, and returns to connected state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kiran K. Edara, Pratima Vallurupalli
  • Patent number: 9060295
    Abstract: Methods and systems for prioritizing application data in a wireless user device are disclosed. A user device receives, at an application transport bearer (ATB) entity of a protocol layer of a network interface of a user device, at least a portion of a data packet originating from an application identified for prioritized data transfer on the user device. Then, the ATB entity of the user device schedules the data packet ahead of any data packets processed at any network-established data radio bearer (DRB) entities on the same protocol layer as the ATB entity. The ATB entity of the user device is also configured to operate on a protocol layer of a subset of protocol layers on the user device and is configured by the user device with a higher priority parameter than any of the network-established DRB entities on the same protocol layer as the ATB entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kiran K. Edara, Rama Krishna Kamarajugadda