Patents by Inventor Konstantin Othmer

Konstantin Othmer 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: 10728488
    Abstract: Existence of instrumentation for automatic video recording creates an excess capacity of video recording for those who own automatic video recorders. Others may want to utilize this excess capacity to record their activities thus there is a need for a system that helps match those who would like to utilize the excess capacity with those who have such capacity. Such excess capacity is matched with demand to use such excess capacity by creating a network of automatic video recording units and tags that are associated with people who want to be recorded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: H4 Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher T. Boyle, Konstantin Othmer, Gordon Jason Glover, Alexander G. Sammons
  • Publication number: 20190042645
    Abstract: A method of generating an audio summary may include recording multiple calls between a user device and one or more remote devices, and generating a textual representation of a conversation for each of the recorded calls. The method may also include providing a call history user interface on the user device from which each textual representation may be accessed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: Konstantin OTHMER, Michael RUF
  • Publication number: 20180205906
    Abstract: Existence of instrumentation for automatic video recording creates an excess capacity of video recording for those who own automatic video recorders. Others may want to utilize this excess capacity to record their activities thus there is a need for a system that helps match those who would like to utilize the excess capacity with those who have such capacity. Such excess capacity is matched with demand to use such excess capacity by creating a network of automatic video recording units and tags that are associated with people who want to be recorded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2016
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: H4 Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher T. Boyle, Konstantin Othmer, Gordon Jason Glover, Alexander G. Sammons
  • Publication number: 20170161817
    Abstract: A method may include receiving an indication that a user is interested in purchasing an item. The method may also include tracking a location of a vehicle with respect to a delivery site of the item. The vehicle may be associated with the user. The delivery site of the item may be associated with a merchant. The method may further include providing a warning message to the merchant based on the location of the vehicle with respect to the delivery site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventor: Konstantin Othmer
  • Patent number: 9571659
    Abstract: An embodiment includes a non-transitory computer-readable medium with programming code executable by a processor to perform operations including accessing a scheduled time and teleconference contact information associated with a teleconference calendar event. The operations include determining whether an operator is operating a vehicle based on synchronization between a mobile device and an abstraction and communication device (device) interfaced with the vehicle. When an actual time is within a threshold of the scheduled time and the operator is operating the vehicle, the operations include determining whether the operator is a participant of a teleconference. If so, the operations include extracting the teleconference contact information from the teleconference calendar event. The operations include communicating a prompt to join the teleconference and receiving a confirmation to join the teleconference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: CLOUDCAR, INC.
    Inventors: Peter Barrett, Bruce Leak, Konstantin Othmer, Zarko Draganic
  • Patent number: 9560683
    Abstract: Messages, such as voice messages, are received at a server and processed to generate extracted data that includes text from the message, envelope information, or contact information. The extracted data is transmitted to a device that displays a visual representation that includes some of the extracted data. The visual representation (e.g., an icon) enables the user to visually see what is in a voice message. By selecting a particular visual representation, the corresponding message can be retrieved from the message server and played at the device. In some instances, the message server also transmits an initial segment to the device that can be played by the device as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Smith Micro Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Konstantin Othmer, Albert Jordan
  • Publication number: 20160239849
    Abstract: A system and method for validation of auto insurance through a driver's mobile device are disclosed. A particular embodiment includes: pairing a mobile device with an in-vehicle control system having an insurance status processing module, the in-vehicle control system being resident in a vehicle; transferring an electronic insurance certificate retained on the mobile device to the in-vehicle control system; authenticating the electronic insurance certificate by use of the insurance status processing module, the authenticating including comparing data in the electronic insurance certificate against related insurance data in a valid insurance certificate; and enabling, disabling, or modifying the operation of the vehicle based on the authentication of the electronic insurance certificate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventor: Konstantin Othmer
  • Publication number: 20160239903
    Abstract: A system and method for efficient order fulfillment using real-time location data are disclosed. A particular embodiment includes: obtaining information related to a transaction initiated by a user with a vendor, the transaction requiring the user's presence at a vendor location; obtaining information indicative of a location of the user; determining, by execution of a data processor, a predicted arrival time at which the user is expected to arrive at the vendor location, the predicted arrival time being based in part on the user location and the vendor location; and posting an electronic message at a network location accessible to the vendor, the electronic message including information indicative of the predicted arrival time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventor: Konstantin Othmer
  • Patent number: 9410813
    Abstract: Course-based place searching systems and methods are described. In an embodiment, a system for performing a course-based place search may include a navigation device, a processing device, and a display. The navigation device may be configured to track a location and a course of the vehicle. The processing device may be communicatively coupled to the navigation device and may be configured to request places from a resource based at least in part on the location of the vehicle and the search criterion and to return a first one or more places received from the resource to an occupant of the vehicle. The first one or more places may be based at least in part on the course of the vehicle. The display may be communicatively coupled to the processing device. The first one or more places may be displayed on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: CLOUDCAR, INC.
    Inventors: Peter Barrett, Bruce Leak, Konstantin Othmer, Zarko Draganic
  • Publication number: 20160214481
    Abstract: A method of providing content for presentation in a vehicle may include creating personalized content for a user based on one or more customization factors. The method may additionally include determining a virtual presenter personality configured to customize a presentation of the personalized content. The method may additionally include creating audio data that incorporates the personalized content based on the virtual presenter personality. The method may additionally include providing the audio data configured to be presented in the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Inventor: Konstantin Othmer
  • Publication number: 20160214571
    Abstract: A method of controlling vehicle driving is described. The method may include detecting that a mobile device is paired with a proxy device associated with a vehicle. The method may additionally include generating an approval signal responsive to detecting that the mobile device is paired with the proxy device. The method may additionally include sending the approval signal to the proxy device. The approval signal may authorize the proxy device to send a secret code to the vehicle to activate one or more vehicle functions associated with the vehicle. The method may additionally include detecting that the vehicle is in a drive mode responsive to an activation of the one or more vehicle functions. The method may additionally include performing one or more driving control functions responsive to detecting that the vehicle is in the drive mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Inventors: Konstantin Othmer, Ajay Madhok
  • Patent number: 9386136
    Abstract: An example embodiment includes an automatic pairing system. The automatic pairing system includes a vehicle initialization module, a vehicle pairing module, and a triggering mechanism. The vehicle initialization module is loaded onto a vehicle abstraction device configured to interface with a vehicle. The vehicle pairing module is loaded on the vehicle abstraction device. The vehicle pairing module is configured to be launched by the vehicle initialization module. After being launched, the vehicle pairing module is configured to automatically communicate vehicle pairing data stored on the vehicle pairing module to establish one or more communication channels between the vehicle and a mobile device. The triggering mechanism is configured to trigger the vehicle initialization module to launch the vehicle pairing module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: CLOUDCAR, INC.
    Inventors: Peter Barrett, Bruce Leak, Konstantin Othmer, Zarko Draganic
  • Publication number: 20160119482
    Abstract: An embodiment includes a non-transitory computer-readable medium with programming code executable by a processor to perform operations including accessing a scheduled time and teleconference contact information associated with a teleconference calendar event. The operations include determining whether an operator is operating a vehicle based on synchronization between a mobile device and an abstraction and communication device (device) interfaced with the vehicle. When an actual time is within a threshold of the scheduled time and the operator is operating the vehicle, the operations include determining whether the operator is a participant of a teleconference. If so, the operations include extracting the teleconference contact information from the teleconference calendar event. The operations include communicating a prompt to join the teleconference and receiving a confirmation to join the teleconference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Inventors: Peter Barrett, Bruce Leak, Konstantin Othmer, Zarko Draganic
  • Publication number: 20160112461
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, a method of reporting observation data includes receiving, at a vehicle, a request from a server for observation data associated with at least one of an area of interest, a time period of interest, or an object of interest. The method also includes outputting a message to a user of the vehicle to request authorization to grant the server access to observation data of the vehicle. The method also includes receiving a reply to the message from the user. The method also includes, in response to the reply authorizing the server to access the observation data of the vehicle, providing the server with access to the observation data of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Inventor: Konstantin Othmer
  • Publication number: 20160004502
    Abstract: A system and method for correcting speech input are disclosed. A particular embodiment includes: receiving a base input string; detecting a correction operation; receiving a replacement string in response to the correction operation; generating a base object set from the base input string and a replacement object set from the replacement string; identifying a matching base object of the base object set that is most phonetically similar to a replacement object of the replacement object set; and replacing the matching base object with the replacement object in the base input string.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Inventors: Dominic Winkelman, Daniel Eide, Konstantin Othmer
  • Patent number: 9232069
    Abstract: An example embodiment disclosed herein includes a vehicle teleconferencing system. The vehicle teleconferencing system includes an abstraction and communication device (hereinafter “device”) and a mobile device. The device includes an adaptor configured to interface with a Controller Area Network bus of a vehicle and to abstract vehicle data from the vehicle. The mobile device includes an operation determination module, a clock, and a teleconferencing module. The operation determination module is configured to determine that an operator is operating the vehicle based on a subset of the data. The clock is configured to track actual time. The teleconferencing module is configured to access a teleconference calendar event that includes a scheduled time and teleconference contact information, and when the actual time is within a predetermined threshold of the scheduled time and the operator is operating the vehicle, to prompt the operator to join a teleconference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: CLOUDCAR, INC.
    Inventors: Peter Barrett, Bruce Leak, Konstantin Othmer, Zarko Draganic
  • Patent number: 9207093
    Abstract: An example embodiment disclosed herein includes a predictive vehicle navigation system. The predictive vehicle navigation system includes an abstraction and communication device (hereinafter “device”) and a mobile device. The device includes an adaptor configured to interface with a Controller Area Network (CAN) bus of a vehicle and to abstract vehicle data from the vehicle. The mobile device includes an operation determination module configured to determine that an operator is operating the vehicle based on a subset of the data, a clock configured to track actual time, and a navigation module configured to receive the actual time and the determination that the operator is operating the vehicle, to access a calendar event that includes an address and a scheduled time, and when the actual time is within a predetermined threshold of the scheduled time, to predict that the address is a destination of the operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: CLOUDCAR, INC.
    Inventors: Peter Barrett, Bruce Leak, Konstantin Othmer, Zarko Draganic
  • Publication number: 20150296320
    Abstract: In an example, a method of enforcing regulatory guidelines related to functionality of an electronic device associated with a vehicle when the vehicle is in a drive mode includes interfacing an application of an electronic device associated with a vehicle with an Application Programming Interface (API). The method additionally includes determining that the vehicle is in the drive mode. In the method, the API may modify a functionality of the application of the electronic device in accordance with regulatory guidelines associated with operation of the electronic device when the vehicle is in the drive mode. The modification may be based on the determination that the vehicle is in the drive mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Inventors: Peter Barrett, Konstantin Othmer, Bruce Leak
  • Patent number: 9137622
    Abstract: In an example, a method of enforcing regulatory guidelines related to functionality of an electronic device associated with a vehicle when the vehicle is in a drive mode includes interfacing an application of an electronic device associated with a vehicle with an Application Programming Interface (API). The method additionally includes determining that the vehicle is in the drive mode. In the method, the API may modify a functionality of the application of the electronic device in accordance with regulatory guidelines associated with operation of the electronic device when the vehicle is in the drive mode. The modification may be based on the determination that the vehicle is in the drive mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: CLOUDCAR, INC.
    Inventors: Peter Barrett, Konstantin Othmer, Bruce Leak
  • Publication number: 20150192421
    Abstract: Course-based place searching systems and methods are described. In an embodiment, a system for performing a course-based place search may include a navigation device, a processing device, and a display. The navigation device may be configured to track a location and a course of the vehicle. The processing device may be communicatively coupled to the navigation device and may be configured to request places from a resource based at least in part on the location of the vehicle and the search criterion and to return a first one or more places received from the resource to an occupant of the vehicle. The first one or more places may be based at least in part on the course of the vehicle. The display may be communicatively coupled to the processing device. The first one or more places may be displayed on the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Inventors: Peter Barrett, Bruce Leak, Konstantin Othmer, Zarko Draganic