Patents by Inventor Liat Ben-Zur

Liat Ben-Zur 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: 9980090
    Abstract: A system and method for associating a mobile computing device with a particular seat in a seating environment. The system collects first sensor data from device sensors of a first mobile computing device based on activity detected within the seating environment. The system then determines, for each of a plurality of seats in the seating environment, a degree of correlation with the mobile computing device based at least in part on the first sensor data, and associates the mobile computing device with the seat, among the plurality of seats, having the highest degree of correlation with the first mobile computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Sunvir Gujral, Paul Jacobs, Ravinder Chandhok, Liat Ben-Zur, Sandeep Sharma
  • Patent number: 9428127
    Abstract: A mobile computing device is operated to control a vehicle. A digital key for accessing a vehicle is stored for accessing the vehicle. Profile information is associated with the digital key for configuring operation and/or use of a vehicle. The profile information may include one or more outside parameters for implementing one or more pre-entry vehicle configurations. When one or more proximity conditions are detected as being satisfied as between the mobile computing device and the vehicle, a communication is sent to the vehicle in order to cause the vehicle to implement one or more pre-entry vehicle configurations. The communication can be based on the digital key and may specify the one or more outside parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Rotem Cooper, Frank Lane, Sunvir Gujral, Paul Jacobs, Ravinder Chandhok, Liat Ben-Zur, Sandeep Sharma
  • Patent number: 9358940
    Abstract: In response to detecting the entry condition, a determination is made as to when multiple mobile computing devices are present within the vehicle. An occupancy zone is determined for each multiple mobile computing device that is determined as being present within the vehicle. Profile information is determined for each mobile computing device. At least one of an operational or usage facet of the vehicle can be configured at each occupancy zone in which one of the mobile computing devices is determined to be present. The operational or usage facet of the vehicle at a location of each occupancy zone can be based at least in part on the profile information determined from the mobile computing device that is deemed to be present at that occupancy zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Rotem Cooper, Frank Lane, Sunvir Gujral, Paul Jacobs, Ravinder Chandhok, Liat Ben-Zur, Sandeep Sharma
  • Publication number: 20160142877
    Abstract: A system and method for associating a mobile computing device with a particular seat in a seating environment. The system collects first sensor data from device sensors of a first mobile computing device based on activity detected within the seating environment. The system then determines, for each of a plurality of seats in the seating environment, a degree of correlation with the mobile computing device based at least in part on the first sensor data, and associates the mobile computing device with the seat, among the plurality of seats, having the highest degree of correlation with the first mobile computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventors: Sunvir Gujral, Paul Jacobs, Ravinder Chandhok, Liat Ben-Zur, Sandeep Sharma
  • Patent number: 9137737
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for implementing a communication access policy are described herein. In some aspects, a wireless device is configured to execute a plurality of applications and to communicate with a communication network. The wireless device comprises a receiver configured to receive a plurality of rules specifying how one or more of the plurality of applications should communicate with the communication network. The wireless device comprises a processor configured to delay communication by one or more of the plurality of applications in compliance with the rules. The processor is further configured to allow transmission of the communication by one or more of the plurality of applications after termination of the delay. In one aspect, the processor is configured to separately record communication statistics based on whether the device is in a background or foreground state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Arnaud Meylan, Liat Ben-Zur, Gerardo Giaretta, Tejash R. Shah
  • Publication number: 20150256385
    Abstract: Methods and systems for mapping events to actions among heterogeneous devices are disclosed. An exemplary method may include obtaining at least one human-readable-event-descriptor from each of a plurality of event-emitting devices and obtaining at least one human-readable-action-descriptor from each of a plurality of action-effectuating devices. The human-readable-event-descriptors and the human-readable-action-descriptors are displayed on a display of the computing device, and user inputs are detected at the computing device that associate each of at least one of the human-readable-event-descriptors with at least one of the human-readable-action-descriptors to create a selected association between the human-readable-event-descriptors and the human-readable-action-descriptors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Inventors: Ravinder Paul Chandhok, Matthew M.J. Michael, Gregory Burns, Liat Ben-Zur, Craig M. Dowell
  • Publication number: 20150148989
    Abstract: A mobile computing device is operated to control a vehicle. A digital key for accessing a vehicle is stored for accessing the vehicle. Profile information is associated with the digital key for configuring operation and/or use of a vehicle. The profile information may include one or more outside parameters for implementing one or more pre-entry vehicle configurations. When one or more proximity conditions are detected as being satisfied as between the mobile computing device and the vehicle, a communication is sent to the vehicle in order to cause the vehicle to implement one or more pre-entry vehicle configurations. The communication can be based on the digital key and may specify the one or more outside parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Rotem Cooper, Frank Lane, Sunvir Gujral, Paul Jacobs, Ravinder Chandhok, Liat Ben-Zur, Sandeep Sharma
  • Publication number: 20150149042
    Abstract: In response to detecting the entry condition, a determination is made as to when multiple mobile computing devices are present within the vehicle. An occupancy zone is determined for each multiple mobile computing device that is determined as being present within the vehicle. Profile information is determined for each mobile computing device. At least one of an operational or usage facet of the vehicle can be configured at each occupancy zone in which one of the mobile computing devices is determined to be present. The operational or usage facet of the vehicle at a location of each occupancy zone can be based at least in part on the profile information determined from the mobile computing device that is deemed to be present at that occupancy zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Rotem Cooper, Frank Lane, Sunvir Gujral, Paul Jacobs, Ravinder Chandhok, Liat Ben-Zur, Sandeep Sharma
  • Publication number: 20130052965
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for implementing a communication access policy are described herein. In some aspects, a wireless device is configured to execute a plurality of applications and to communicate with a communication network. The wireless device comprises a receiver configured to receive a plurality of rules specifying how one or more of the plurality of applications should communicate with the communication network. The wireless device comprises a processor configured to delay communication by one or more of the plurality of applications in compliance with the rules. The processor is further configured to allow transmission of the communication by one or more of the plurality of applications after termination of the delay. In one aspect, the processor is configured to separately record communication statistics based on whether the device is in a background or foreground state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Arnaud Meylan, Liat Ben-Zur, Gerardo Giaretta, Tejash R. Shah
  • Patent number: 7203319
    Abstract: An apparatus for installing a decryption key is initially arranged so that a decryption algorithm received by a control processor is passed via a first interface path to a decryption processor. The algorithm is installed in the decryption processor together with a program decryption key. The apparatus is subsequently arranged so that encrypted working decryption keys received by the control processor are passed on to the decryption processor over the first interface path. The decryption processor decrypts the encrypted keys using the program decryption key. Decryption keys are thus obtained and are transferred via a second interface path to decryptors for use in decrypting encrypted program signals input to the decryptors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2007
    Assignee: Qualcomm, Inc.
    Inventors: Liat Ben-Zur, Curtis D. Mursfeldt, Christopher Wingert, Paul Pomes, Jesse Hose, Ann C. Irvine, Senthil Govindaswamy
  • Publication number: 20030007643
    Abstract: An apparatus for installing a decryption key is initially arranged so that a decryption algorithm received by a control processor is passed via a first interface path to a decryption processor. The algorithm is installed in the decryption processor together with a program decryption key. The apparatus is subsequently arranged so that encrypted working decryption keys received by the control processor are passed on to the decryption processor over the first interface path. The decryption processor decrypts the encrypted keys using the program decryption key. Decryption keys are thus obtained and are transferred via a second interface path to decryptors for use in decrypting encrypted program signals input to the decryptors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2001
    Publication date: January 9, 2003
    Inventors: Liat Ben-Zur, Curtis D. Mursfeldt, Christopher Wingert, Paul Pomes, Jesse Hose, Ann C. Irvine, Senthil Govindaswamy