Patents by Inventor Leonid Sheynblat

Leonid Sheynblat 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: 8718938
    Abstract: The subject matter disclosed herein relates to the control and utilization of multiple sensors within a device. For an example, motion of a device may be detected in response to receipt of a signal from a first sensor disposed in the device, and a power state of a second sensor also disposed in the device may be changed in response to detected motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Thomas G. Wolf, Leonid Sheynblat, Alexander Hodisan
  • Publication number: 20140116133
    Abstract: The subject matter disclosed herein relates to the control and utilization of multiple sensors within a device. For an example, motion of a device may be detected in response to receipt of a signal from a first sensor disposed in the device, and a power state of a second sensor also disposed in the device may be changed in response to detected motion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Leonid Sheynblat, Thomas G. Wolf, Alexander Hodisan
  • Patent number: 8711036
    Abstract: Signal acquisition assistance data is obtained for receiving devices such as wireless position assisted location devices seeking signals from any source, such as satellite vehicles and base stations. The data may be obtained from previously acquired data, based upon evaluation of changes in parameters such as time and location that may jeopardize validity. In some cases the data may be adjusted for the changes in parameters. Refined data may be calculated by a receiver using partial measurements of signal sets, particularly if the acquisition assistance data provided by a remote entity includes more distinct parameters than have typically been provided. New data need not be obtained until the validity of previous data expires due to limitations upon temporal extrapolation using Doppler coefficients, unless mobile station movement that cannot be compensated is detected, and jeopardizes validity of the previous data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Peter Gaal, Leonid Sheynblat, Christopher Patrick, Wyatt Thomas Riley
  • Publication number: 20140111187
    Abstract: The subject matter disclosed herein relates to dynamically determining DC-offset used for proximity sensing of a mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Newfel Harrat, Leonid Sheynblat, Kyoung Cheol Oh
  • Patent number: 8692711
    Abstract: Signal acquisition assistance data is obtained for receiving devices such as wireless position assisted location devices seeking signals from any source, such as satellite vehicles and base stations. The data may be obtained from previously acquired data, based upon evaluation of changes in parameters such as time and location that may jeopardize validity. In some cases the data may be adjusted for the changes in parameters. Refined data may be calculated by a receiver using partial measurements of signal sets, particularly if the acquisition assistance data provided by a remote entity includes more distinct parameters than have typically been provided. New data need not be obtained until the validity of previous data expires due to limitations upon temporal extrapolation using Doppler coefficients, unless mobile station movement that cannot be compensated is detected, and jeopardizes validity of the previous data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Peter Gaal, Leonid Sheynblat, Christopher Patrick, Wyatt Thomas Riley
  • Patent number: 8682606
    Abstract: An implementation of a system and method for using sensors such as one or more gyroscopes and/or accelerometers to sense input is provided. For example, one or more of such sensors may be use to provide virtual buttons at various areas on the housing of a mobile device, detect a force against the housing, or to detect relative movement of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Samuel Jacob Horodezky, Jadine Naomi Yee, Leonid Sheynblat
  • Patent number: 8676118
    Abstract: A system and method for providing a multimodal list of transceiver devices to a remote terminal is disclosed. A positioning unit determines a location of a remote terminal. A processor identifies transceivers for communicating in at least a first communication mode and a second communication mode according to the location of the remote terminal. The processor retrieves information about the identified transceivers from a database and generates a multimodal list. The processor causes a transceiver to transmit the multimodal list of transceiver devices to the remote terminal using a communication mode of the remote terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Leonid Sheynblat
  • Patent number: 8669899
    Abstract: A database provides base station almanac information pertaining to more than one network mode of communication. A wireless device accesses this database through a centralized server or network, or via the base station, base station controller or the like, with which it is currently communicating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Leonid Sheynblat
  • Publication number: 20140038637
    Abstract: A method and apparatus to utilize a set of measurements (either partial or compete) to improve the accuracy of an initial position estimate for a wireless terminal. The initial position estimate for the terminal is first obtained (e.g., based on a cell-ID or an enhanced cell-ID solution). Measurements are obtained for the terminal. The initial position estimate is then updated with the measurements to obtain a revised position estimate for the terminal. The updating may be performed by (1) deriving a measurement vector based on the initial position estimate and the measurements, (2) forming an observation matrix for the measurements, (3) determining a matrix of weights, (4) deriving a correction vector based on the measurement vector, the observation matrix, and the weight matrix, and (5) updating the initial position estimate with the correction vector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Leonid Sheynblat, Wyatt T. Riley
  • Patent number: 8644884
    Abstract: Methods and devices for sensor-based user interface control are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method for determining a characteristic of handedness includes sensing a rotation of a mobile device, determining a direction of rotation based at least in part on accessing information indicative of a first position state prior to sensing the rotation and accessing information indicative of a second position state subsequent to sensing the rotation, and determining the characteristic of handedness based at least in part on the direction of rotation, the first position state, and the second position state. The characteristic of handedness includes one of a left handedness or right handedness. The method further includes determining a user interface mode based on the determined characteristic of handedness, and controlling the mobile device in accordance with the determined user interface mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Leonid Sheynblat, John T. Larkin, Deepak R. Chandra
  • Patent number: 8620239
    Abstract: The subject matter disclosed herein relates to dynamically determining DC-offset used for proximity sensing of a mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Newfel Harrat, Leonid Sheynblat, Kyoung Cheol Oh
  • Patent number: 8588811
    Abstract: A method and apparatus to utilize a set of measurements (either partial or compete) to improve the accuracy of an initial position estimate for a wireless terminal. The initial position estimate for the terminal is first obtained (e.g., based on a cell-ID or an enhanced cell-ID solution). Measurements are obtained for the terminal. The initial position estimate is then updated with the measurements to obtain a revised position estimate for the terminal. The updating may be performed by (1) deriving a measurement vector based on the initial position estimate and the measurements, (2) forming an observation matrix for the measurements, (3) determining a matrix of weights, (4) deriving a correction vector based on the measurement vector, the observation matrix, and the weight matrix, and (5) updating the initial position estimate with the correction vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Leonid Sheynblat, Wyatt Thomas Riley
  • Patent number: 8583140
    Abstract: A method and apparatus to utilize a set of measurements (either partial or compete) to improve the accuracy of an initial position estimate for a wireless terminal. The initial position estimate for the terminal is first obtained (e.g., based on a cell-ID or an enhanced cell-ID solution). Measurements are obtained for the terminal. The initial position estimate is then updated with the measurements to obtain a revised position estimate for the terminal. The updating may be performed by (1) deriving a measurement vector based on the initial position estimate and the measurements, (2) forming an observation matrix for the measurements, (3) determining a matrix of weights, (4) deriving a correction vector based on the measurement vector, the observation matrix, and the weight matrix, and (5) updating the initial position estimate with the correction vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Leonid Sheynblat, Wyatt Thomas Riley
  • Publication number: 20130288655
    Abstract: Various arrangements for handling a call by a mobile device and/or selecting a function for execution by the mobile device are presented. A phone call may be commenced by a mobile device. During the phone call, the mobile device may collect proximity data that indicates the mobile device is not proximate to an ear of a user. The microphone of the mobile device may be muted in response to the proximity data that indicates the mobile device is not proximate to the ear of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Babak Foruntanpour, Leonid Sheynblat, David L. Bednar
  • Patent number: 8570220
    Abstract: The subject matter disclosed herein relates to a system and method for processing navigation signals received from multiple global navigation satellite systems (GNSS?). In a particular implementation, signals received from multiple GNSS? may be processed in a single receiver channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Liang Zhao, Michael Kohlmann, Paul A. Conflitti, Roger Brockenbrough, Cormac S. Conroy, Leonid Sheynblat, Douglas Rowitch
  • Publication number: 20130227410
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, systems, and computer-readable media for using haptic technologies to provide enhanced media experiences are presented. According to one or more aspects of the disclosure, a computing device, such as a smart phone, tablet computer, or portable media player, may establish a connection with a local content receiver. Subsequently, the computing device may receive, from the local content receiver, a sensation data signal that specifies one or more haptic effects to be provided at a particular time relative to playback of a media content item received by the local content receiver. Thereafter, the computing device may provide the one or more haptic effects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Vinay Sridhara, Saumitra Mohan Das, Leonid Sheynblat
  • Publication number: 20130222280
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, systems, and computer-readable media for integrating sensation functionalities into a mobile device using a haptic sleeve are presented. According to one or more aspects of the disclosure, a computing device may receive, via a haptic sleeve, sensation input captured by one or more haptic components of the haptic sleeve. Subsequently, the computing device may store haptic data corresponding to the received sensation input. For example, in storing such haptic data, the computing device may store information describing one or more electrical signals received via the one or more haptic components of the haptic sleeve during a period of time corresponding to a particular event, and this stored information may reflect various characteristics of the sensation input received by the computing device in connection with the particular event, such as the magnitude(s), position(s), duration, and/or type(s) of sensation(s) captured during the period of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Leonid Sheynblat, Vinay Sridhara, Saumitra Mohan Das
  • Publication number: 20130227409
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, systems, and computer-readable media for integrating sensation functionalities into social networking services and/or applications are presented. According to one or more aspects, a computing device may receive a status update associated with a social networking service, and the status update may include haptic data. Subsequently, the computing device may cause haptic feedback to be provided to at least one user of the social networking service, based at least in part on the haptic data and the at least one user's relationship with a sender of the status update within the social networking service. In at least one arrangement, first haptic feedback is provided to the user if the user is within a first group of users, and second haptic feedback different from the first haptic feedback is provided to the user if the user is within a second group of users different from the first group of users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Saumitra Mohan DAS, Vinay Sridhara, Leonid Sheynblat
  • Publication number: 20130227411
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, systems, and computer-readable media for providing sensation enhanced messaging are presented. According to one or more aspects, a computing device may receive an electronic message, and the electronic message may include sender-specified haptic data that identifies at least one non-vibratory haptic sensation to be provided to a recipient of the electronic message. Subsequently, the computing device may cause haptic feedback to be provided to a user based on the sender-specified haptic data. In at least one arrangement, the at least one non-vibratory haptic sensation may include one or more pressure characteristics, texture characteristics, wetness characteristics, adhesion characteristics, thermal characteristics, and/or movement characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Saumitra Mohan Das, Vinay Sridhara, Leonid Sheynblat
  • Patent number: 8519887
    Abstract: Signal acquisition assistance data is obtained for receiving devices such as wireless position assisted location devices seeking signals from any source, such as satellite vehicles and base stations. The data may be obtained from previously acquired data, based upon evaluation of changes in parameters such as time and location that may jeopardize validity. In some cases the data may be adjusted for the changes in parameters. Refined data may be calculated by a receiver using partial measurements of signal sets, particularly if the acquisition assistance data provided by a remote entity includes more distinct parameters than have typically been provided. New data need not be obtained until the validity of previous data expires due to limitations upon temporal extrapolation using Doppler coefficients, unless mobile station movement that cannot be compensated is detected, and jeopardizes validity of the previous data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Peter Gaal, Leonid Sheynblat, Christopher Patrick, Wyatt Thomas Riley