Patents by Inventor Lee N. Goodman

Lee N. Goodman 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: 8879420
    Abstract: A docking station includes a docking port configured to physically dock with a mobile device, wherein the docking port includes an input/output port. The docking station further includes a communication interface configured to send and receive traffic via a wired network. The docking station also includes a processing unit configured to set-up multiple Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) via the wired network and one or more other networks, assign at least one network address from multiple network addresses to each one of the multiple VPNs, and configure, via the input/output port, the mobile device to send and/or receive traffic via selected ones of the multiple VPNs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Elliot G. Eichen, Gowtham Javaregowda, Lee N. Goodman, James Flynn
  • Patent number: 8849348
    Abstract: A method includes identifying, by a mobile device, a time, a day, a date or a location, and accessing a database storing first information correlating the time, day, date and location to a personal mode or a business mode for the mobile device. The method also includes identifying, exception information associated with the time, day, date, or location, and identifying user preference information associated with the personal mode and the business mode. The user preference information identifies a background associated with a home screen, icons provided on the home screen, or links to information accessible via the home screen. The method further includes configuring the mobile device in the personal or business mode based on the first information and the exception information, wherein the configuring includes providing, on the home screen, information corresponding to the user preference information associated with either the personal or business mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Hong Xiao, Elliot G. Eichen, Robert H. Liao, Paul O. Perry, Punita Mishra, Lee N. Goodman, Sujin C. Chang, Alok Mandloi
  • Patent number: 8813134
    Abstract: A method, performed by a mobile communication device, may include detecting a smart television device. The method may further include receiving an incoming telephone call, wherein the incoming telephone call includes caller identification information; providing the caller identification information to the smart television device; receiving an instruction on how to process the incoming call from the smart television device; and processing the incoming telephone call based on the received instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Lee N. Goodman, Elliot G. Eichen
  • Patent number: 8803940
    Abstract: A device may detect an event, determine a display layout in accordance with the event, receive input video streams, merge two or more of the input video streams into a high definition output stream in accordance with the display layout, and send the high definition output stream to a content presentation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Lee N. Goodman, Rezwanul Azim, Robert H. Liao
  • Publication number: 20140181886
    Abstract: A method, performed by a mobile communication device, may include detecting a smart television device. The method may further include receiving an incoming telephone call, wherein the incoming telephone call includes caller identification information; providing the caller identification information to the smart television device; receiving an instruction on how to process the incoming call from the smart television device; and processing the incoming telephone call based on the received instruction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Lee N. Goodman, Elliot G. Eichen
  • Publication number: 20140176662
    Abstract: A communication device may include logic configured to detect a request to initiate a video call by the user of the communication device; select an avatar for the video call, wherein the avatar corresponds to an image selected by the user to be used as a replacement for a video stream for video calls associated with the user; determine a facial expression associated with the user of the communication device; select an avatar facial expression for the selected avatar, based on the determined facial expression; and incorporate the selected avatar facial expression into a video stream associated with the video call.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Lee N. Goodman, Elliot G. Eichen
  • Publication number: 20140179309
    Abstract: A device receives a personal Mobile Directory Number (MDN) associated with an individual subscriber, where the individual subscriber is further associated with one or more subscriber devices. The device receives a corporate MDN assigned to the individual subscriber. The device links the corporate MDN, the personal MDN, and the one or more subscriber devices within an Implicit Registration Set (IRS) at a Home Subscriber Server (HSS) in an Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) for routing calls to the individual subscriber's corporate MDN or personal MDN at the one or more subscriber devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Elliot G. Eichen, Rafael Andres Gaviria Velez, Rezwanul Azim, Gowtham Javaregowda, Lee N. Goodman
  • Patent number: 8718628
    Abstract: A network device receives, from a switching node, a forwarded call directed to a particular mobile terminal and holds the forwarded call. The network device generates an alert message including context information for the forwarded call and sends, to the mobile terminal, the alert message. Information from the alert message is presented to a user of the mobile terminal in advance of receiving the call. After sending the alert message, the network device routes the forwarded call to the mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Lee N. Goodman, Elliot G. Eichen, Punita Mishra
  • Publication number: 20140036028
    Abstract: An approach for splitting a communication data stream into an audio data stream and a video data stream, anchoring the audio data stream at an anchor point within a network, and bypassing anchoring of the video data stream at the anchor point within the network to reduce a processing load at the anchor point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Lee N. Goodman, Elliot G. Eichen, James Flynn
  • Publication number: 20140012971
    Abstract: An approach for monitoring a media streaming session for a change to one or more resources negotiated outside of a session signaling channel, wherein the one or more resources relate to establishment of the media, and determining whether to accept a new media streaming session based on the change.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Elliot G. Eichen, Lee N. Goodman
  • Patent number: 8538477
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein include a docking station for a mobile device, for example. The docking station may include a docking port configured to physically receive a mobile device and a receiver to receive a list of contacts from the mobile device. The docking station may also include a display to show the list of contacts, wherein each contact is associated with a sensor for receiving an input from a user for selecting the corresponding contact. The docking station may further include a transmitter to send a selection of one of the contacts in the list of contacts, as input by the user via the sensor corresponding to the selected contact, to the mobile device to initiate a telephone call with a device associated with the selected contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Lee N. Goodman, Elliot G. Eichen, Rafael Andres Gaviria Velez
  • Patent number: 8509408
    Abstract: A text/voice system comprises a device configured to receive an incoming voice call intended for a called party, and detect, in response to receiving the voice call, the current status of the called party on a text messaging system, where the current status may include active or inactive. The device is also configured to establish a communication session between the calling party and the called party via the text messaging system, where speech from the calling party is translated to text and delivered to the called party during the communication session, and responsive text from the called party is translated to speech and delivered as speech to the calling party during the communication session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Lee N Goodman, Sujin C Chang
  • Patent number: 8510466
    Abstract: A device may include a client configured to select a network address that an application layer gateway does not recognize, create a message that includes the selected network address as a source address of the message and excludes any address that the application layer gateway will overwrite when the application layer gateway receives the message, and send the message from within a private network through a router to a remote device outside the private network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Lee N Goodman, James Flynn
  • Publication number: 20130155170
    Abstract: A docking station includes a first docking port configured to physically dock with a first mobile device, wherein the first docking port includes a Universal Serial Bus (USB) port. The docking station includes a subscriber line interface connected to one or more Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS) phones. The docking station further includes a switch configured to: receive a first call via the first mobile device docked in the docking station, and route the first call to the subscriber line interface, wherein the subscriber line interface rings the one or more Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS) with a first ringtone specific to the first mobile device. The first mobile device comprises a portable digital computing device that includes the capability to communicate via a mobile carrier network or via other network connections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Elliot G. Eichen, Rafael Andres Gaviria Velez, Lee N. Goodman
  • Publication number: 20130130669
    Abstract: A method includes identifying, by a mobile device, a time, a day, a date or a location, and accessing a database storing first information correlating the time, day, date and location to a personal mode or a business mode for the mobile device. The method also includes identifying, exception information associated with the time, day, date, or location, and identifying user preference information associated with the personal mode and the business mode. The user preference information identifies a background associated with a home screen, icons provided on the home screen, or links to information accessible via the home screen. The method further includes configuring the mobile device in the personal or business mode based on the first information and the exception information, wherein the configuring includes providing, on the home screen, information corresponding to the user preference information associated with either the personal or business mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Hong Xiao, Elliot G. Eichen, Robert H. Liao, Paul O. Perry, Punita Mishra, Lee N. Goodman, Sujin C. Chang, Alok Mandloi
  • Publication number: 20130102298
    Abstract: A network device receives, from a switching node, a forwarded call directed to a particular mobile terminal and holds the forwarded call. The network device generates an alert message including context information for the forwarded call and sends, to the mobile terminal, the alert message. Information from the alert message is presented to a user of the mobile terminal in advance of receiving the call. After sending the alert message, the network device routes the forwarded call to the mobile terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Lee N. Goodman, Elliot G. Eichen, Punita Mishra
  • Publication number: 20130065561
    Abstract: A method includes receiving, at a computing device, a call originally directed to a mobile device, and forwarding the call to at least one other device. The method further includes determining that the forwarded call is not answered by the at least one other device and forwarding two versions of the call to the mobile device, such that one of the two versions of the call is automatically directed toward a voicemail account associated with the mobile device. The other of the two versions of the call is then canceled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Elliot G. Eichen, Lee N. Goodman, James Flynn, Sujin Catherine Chang, Rafael Andres Gaviria Velez, Rezwanul Azim, Gowtham Javaregowda, Punita Mishra
  • Patent number: 8384754
    Abstract: An approach provides lighting for a videoconferencing system to improve an image of a user of the videoconferencing system. Light is emitted onto the user of a videoconferencing system, and is controlled onto the user in conjunction with capturing of the image of the user by the videoconferencing system to improve the captured image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: Lee N. Goodman
  • Publication number: 20130028144
    Abstract: A Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) docking station includes a docking port configured to physically dock with a mobile device, and a Universal Serial Bus (USB) port coupled to a hands free device. The VoIP docking station further includes a processing unit configured to receive signaling via the USB port, and determine an on-hook or off-hook status of the hands free device based on the signaling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Lee N. Goodman, Elliot G. Eichen, Rafael Andres Gaviria Velez
  • Publication number: 20120324135
    Abstract: Embodiments disclose a docking station that may include a transmitter to send an identifier associated with the docking station to a mobile device proximate to the docking station, and a receiver to receive settings from the mobile device. The settings may be based on the identifier associated with the docking station, and the settings specify at least one of a ring volume, a ringtone, or a list of contacts. The docking station may also include a processor to interpret the settings so that the docking station performs according to the settings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Lee N. Goodman, Elliot G. Eichen, Rafael Andres Gaviria Velez