Patents by Inventor Lobrenzo Wingo

Lobrenzo Wingo 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: 10250692
    Abstract: A code is generated by a primary cloud server and sent to a device to be controlled (controlee). The code is displayed and a user speaks the code to a controller device, such as a voice assistant (VA). The controller sends the spoken code via a third party server to the primary server and if the primary server identifies the code as being correct, a first step is complete. The controlee then generates a second code, sends it to the primary server and also displays it for a user to speak it to the controller, which sends the spoken second code to the primary server via the third party server. If the primary server identifies the second code as being correct, pairing is authorized between the controller and controlee. The first and second steps should be completed within a timeout period to be valid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bibhudendu Mohapatra, Max Jianhua Wu, Lobrenzo Wingo, Peter Andris Vanags
  • Patent number: 10241667
    Abstract: A method consistent with certain implementation involves presenting a graphical user interface (GUI) to a user on a display, where the GUI presents a visual representation of a room that is adapted to be adjusted in size and shape by user manipulation of a controller; the GUI has a drop and drag menu adapted to selection of an object from a plurality of objects for placement at any selected position within the room; at least one of the objects comprising a loudspeaker; and where the GUI provides for input of data characterizing the loudspeaker. This abstract is not to be considered limiting, since other embodiments may deviate from the features described in this abstract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Djung Nguyen, Ted Dunn, Andy Nguyen, Nobukazu Sugiyama, Lobrenzo Wingo
  • Publication number: 20180309833
    Abstract: A code is generated by a primary cloud server and sent to a device to be controlled (controlee). The code is displayed and a user speaks the code to a controller device, such as a voice assistant (VA). The controller sends the spoken code via a third party server to the primary server and if the primary server identifies the code as being correct, a first step is complete. The controlee then generates a second code, sends it to the primary server and also displays it for a user to speak it to the controller, which sends the spoken second code to the primary server via the third party server. If the primary server identifies the second code as being correct, pairing is authorized between the controller and controlee. The first and second steps should be completed within a timeout period to be valid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Bibhudendu Mohapatra, Max Jianhua Wu, Lobrenzo Wingo, Peter Andris Vanags
  • Patent number: 9571489
    Abstract: According to one embodiment of the invention, a method for secured execution of commands is described. Initially, a second electronic device authenticates a first electronic device and registers the first electronic device as a trusted device. Thereafter, up receipt of a message with one or more embedded commands, such commands are executed without any pre-established communication protocol if the message is from the registered first electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Nobukazu Sugiyama, Kai Liu, Ludovic Douillet, Lobrenzo Wingo
  • Patent number: 9377941
    Abstract: A method consistent with certain implementations involves in an audio system having an array of a plurality of loudspeakers and a stored speaker map identifying the geometric relationship between the plurality of loudspeakers and a listening position, identifying a location on the speaker map of a Source Origin of a sound; selecting a method of localizing the Source Origin from a plurality of methods of localizing the Source Origin utilizing the array of loudspeakers; and reproducing the sound emanating from the Source Origin using the selected method. This abstract is not to be considered limiting, since other embodiments may deviate from the features described in this abstract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andy Nguyen, Ted Dunn, Lobrenzo Wingo, Djung Nguyen, Nobukazu Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 9185066
    Abstract: A wireless communication device is configured to communicate with at least one other electronic user communication device that is connected to communicate on an electronic communication network. The user's device automatically creates a communication list comprising the at least one other electronic user communication device on the network, and the user communication device sends the communication list to a remote server device. So configured, the user communication device can automatically create a communication list of devices with which the user can use instant messaging or chat-like communications, without having to separately discover, search, or otherwise locate such devices and add them as friends or buddies or approved communication devices to a communication list. Accordingly, the electronic user communication device will provide to a user a communication list without additional registration or other set-up procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Ludovic Douillet, Kai Liu, Nobukazu Sugiyama, Lobrenzo Wingo
  • Publication number: 20150149943
    Abstract: A method consistent with certain implementation involves presenting a graphical user interface (GUI) to a user on a display, where the GUI presents a visual representation of a room that is adapted to be adjusted in size and shape by user manipulation of a controller; the GUI has a drop and drag menu adapted to selection of an object from a plurality of objects for placement at any selected position within the room; at least one of the objects comprising a loudspeaker; and where the GUI provides for input of data characterizing the loudspeaker. This abstract is not to be considered limiting, since other embodiments may deviate from the features described in this abstract.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: DJUNG NGUYEN, TED DUNN, ANDY NGUYEN, NOBUKAZU SUGIYAMA, LOBRENZO WINGO
  • Patent number: 9015612
    Abstract: A method consistent with certain implementation involves presenting a graphical user interface (GUI) to a user on a display, where the GUI presents a visual representation of a room that is adapted to be adjusted in size and shape by user manipulation of a controller; the GUI has a drop and drag menu adapted to selection of an object from a plurality of objects for placement at any selected position within the room; at least one of the objects comprising a loudspeaker; and where the GUI provides for input of data characterizing the loudspeaker. This abstract is not to be considered limiting, since other embodiments may deviate from the features described in this abstract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Djung Nguyen, Ted Dunn, Andy Nguyen, Nobukazu Sugiyama, Lobrenzo Wingo
  • Patent number: 8981929
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product determine when a user's mobile device has left a secured location, such as a house or office, without predefined site security settings being met, and responsively inform the user of any security anomalies. A predetermined distance threshold is compared with the distance between the mobile device, and the secured location. If the distance exceeds the threshold and a trigger event is detected, an alert is transmitted. An alert may also be sent when a mobile object to be secured is moved away from the user's mobile device by a distance that exceeds the predetermined distance threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Andy Nguyen, Djung Nguyen, Lobrenzo Wingo, Frederick J. Zustak
  • Publication number: 20140266710
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product determine when a user's mobile device has left a secured location, such as a house or office, without predefined site security settings being met, and responsively inform the user of any security anomalies. A predetermined distance threshold is compared with the distance between the mobile device, and the secured location. If the distance exceeds the threshold and a trigger event is detected, an alert is transmitted. An alert may also be sent when a mobile object to be secured is moved away from the user's mobile device by a distance that exceeds the predetermined distance threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Andy Nguyen, Djung Nguyen, Lobrenzo Wingo, Frederick J. Zustak
  • Patent number: 8782150
    Abstract: A method and device is provided for platform independent device communication by detecting a request at a processor-based device to perform a function, determining an external device corresponding to the request, retrieving a tag for the external device for performing a function corresponding to the request and generating a message implemented in XMPP, having embedded therein the tag, wherein the tag is essential at the external device for performing the function corresponding to the request. Receiving the message at a device, determining whether the message comprises a device message, retrieving a tag included in the message, wherein the tag corresponds to an executable command to perform a function and executing the tag to perform the function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Nobukazu Sugiyama, Srivastava Nanduri, Andy Nguyen, Kai Liu, Lobrenzo Wingo, Jeffrey Tang, Aran Sadja, Ludovic Douillet, William Collins
  • Patent number: 8749375
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product determine when a user's mobile device has left a secured physical site, such as a house or office, without predefined site security settings being met, and responsively inform the user of any security anomalies. A predetermined distance threshold is compared with the distance between the mobile device, and a secured site. If the distance exceeds the threshold and a trigger event is detected, an alert is transmitted. The alert may be transmitted via the internet, and may be formatted as a text message, a phone vibration, a popup alert, a ringtone, an audio recording, a synthesized voice message, an image, and a video. The alert may be delivered via a speaker in a vehicle or a mobile phone, and an alert format is selected according to whether these are in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Djung Nguyen, Andy Nguyen, Lobrenzo Wingo
  • Publication number: 20130249688
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product determine when a user's mobile device has left a secured physical site, such as a house or office, without predefined site security settings being met, and responsively inform the user of any security anomalies. A predetermined distance threshold is compared with the distance between the mobile device, and a secured site. If the distance exceeds the threshold and a trigger event is detected, an alert is transmitted. The alert may be transmitted via the internet, and may be formatted as a text message, a phone vibration, a popup alert, a ringtone, an audio recording, a synthesized voice message, an image, and a video. The alert may be delivered via a speaker in a vehicle or a mobile phone, and an alert format is selected according to whether these are in use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventors: Andy NGUYEN, Djung NGUYEN, Lobrenzo WINGO
  • Publication number: 20130060862
    Abstract: A wireless communication device is configured to communicate with at least one other electronic user communication device that is connected to communicate on an electronic communication network. The user's device automatically creates a communication list comprising the at least one other electronic user communication device on the network, and the user communication device sends the communication list to a remote server device. So configured, the user communication device can automatically create a communication list of devices with which the user can use instant messaging or chat-like communications, without having to separately discover, search, or otherwise locate such devices and add them as friends or buddies or approved communication devices to a communication list. Accordingly, the electronic user communication device will provide to a user a communication list without additional registration or other set-up procedures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ludovic Douillet, Kai Liu, Nobukazu Sugiyama, Lobrenzo Wingo
  • Publication number: 20130038425
    Abstract: According to one embodiment of the invention, a method for secured execution of commands is described. Initially, a second electronic device authenticates a first electronic device and registers the first electronic device as a trusted device. Thereafter, up receipt of a message with one or more embedded commands, such commands are executed without any pre-established communication protocol if the message is from the registered first electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventors: Nobukazu Sugiyama, Kai Liu, Ludovic Douillet, Lobrenzo Wingo
  • Publication number: 20120117168
    Abstract: A method and device is provided for platform independent device communication by detecting a request at a processor-based device to perform a function, determining an external device corresponding to the request, retrieving a tag for the external device for performing a function corresponding to the request and generating a message implemented in XMPP, having embedded therein the tag, wherein the tag is essential at the external device for performing the function corresponding to the request. Receiving the message at a device, determining whether the message comprises a device message, retrieving a tag included in the message, wherein the tag corresponds to an executable command to perform a function and executing the tag to perform the function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION, A JAPANESE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobukazu Sugiyama, Srivastava Nanduri, Andy Nguyen, Kai Liu, Lobrenzo Wingo, Jeffrey Tang, Aran Sadja, Ludovic Douillet, William Collins
  • Publication number: 20120113224
    Abstract: A method consistent with certain implementations involves at a listening position, capturing a plurality of photographic images with a camera of a corresponding plurality of loudspeakers forming part of an audio system; determining from the plurality of captured images, a geometric configuration representing a positioning of the plurality of loudspeakers connected to the audio system; and outputting the geometric configuration of the plurality of loudspeakers to the audio system. This abstract is not to be considered limiting, since other embodiments may deviate from the features described in this abstract.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Inventors: Andy Nguyen, Djung Nguyen, Lobrenzo Wingo, Ted Dunn, Nobukazu Sugiyama
  • Publication number: 20120114151
    Abstract: A method consistent with certain implementations involves in an audio system having an array of a plurality of loudspeakers and a stored speaker map identifying the geometric relationship between the plurality of loudspeakers and a listening position, identifying a location on the speaker map of a Source Origin of a sound; selecting a method of localizing the Source Origin from a plurality of methods of localizing the Source Origin utilizing the array of loudspeakers; and reproducing the sound emanating from the Source Origin using the selected method. This abstract is not to be considered limiting, since other embodiments may deviate from the features described in this abstract.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Inventors: Andy Nguyen, Ted Dunn, Lobrenzo Wingo, Djung Nguyen, Nobukazu Sugiyama
  • Publication number: 20120117502
    Abstract: A method consistent with certain implementation involves presenting a graphical user interface (GUI) to a user on a display, where the GUI presents a visual representation of a room that is adapted to be adjusted in size and shape by user manipulation of a controller; the GUI has a drop and drag menu adapted to selection of an object from a plurality of objects for placement at any selected position within the room; at least one of the objects comprising a loudspeaker; and where the GUI provides for input of data characterizing the loudspeaker. This abstract is not to be considered limiting, since other embodiments may deviate from the features described in this abstract.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Inventors: Djung Nguyen, Ted Dunn, Andy Nguyen, Nobukazu Sugiyama, Lobrenzo Wingo
  • Publication number: 20120114152
    Abstract: A method consistent with certain implementations involves switching one or more loudspeakers to behave as one or more microphones while remaining loudspeakers behave as speakers. An audible signal is generated and the outputs of the microphones are processed to identify geometric location of loudspeakers. A filter transfer function is generated for the loudspeakers to psycho-acoustically relocate one or more of the loudspeakers from the identified geometric locations when the one or more loudspeakers are used as loudspeakers. This abstract is not to be considered limiting, since other embodiments may deviate from the features described in this abstract.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Inventors: Andy Nguyen, Djung Nguyen, Lobrenzo Wingo, Ted Dunn, Nobukazu Sugiyama