Patents by Inventor Lonnie Katai

Lonnie Katai 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: 10866722
    Abstract: An exemplary multi-line communication system presents a single on-screen user interface on a communication device. The communication device is configured to conduct communication sessions over both a first communication line associated with a first mobile directory number (“MDN”) and a second communication line associated with a second MDN. Within the user interface, the multi-line communication system presents an aggregated communication history including communication records representative of communication sessions associated with both the first and the second communication lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Lonnie Katai, Kristopher T. Frazier, Michael J. D'Argenio, Zachariah Eamon Nelson
  • Patent number: 10775982
    Abstract: An exemplary multimode communication system presents a single on-screen user interface on a communication device associated with a user. The user interface includes a contact communication pane that displays a communication history between the user and a selected contact, and a communication initiation pane that displays a first user input panel configured to allow the user to initiate a communication session of a first communication mode with the selected contact. While the communication history is displayed in the contact communication pane, the multimode communication system detects a user action with respect to the communication initiation pane and, in response, graphically replaces the first user input panel with a second user input panel configured to allow the user to initiate a communication session of a second communication mode with the selected contact. Corresponding systems and methods are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Lonnie Katai, Kristopher T. Frazier, Michael J. D'Argenio, Zachariah Eamon Nelson
  • Patent number: 10419601
    Abstract: An exemplary communication session management system concurrently presents a plurality of session icons within a single on-screen user interface, each session icon representative of a respective communication session and configured to visually indicate a session status of the respective communication session. The communication session management system further detects a user action performed by a user with respect to one of the plurality of session icons, modifies a communication session in response to the user action, and graphically indicates the modification of the session status of the communication session. Corresponding systems and methods are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Lonnie Katai, Kristopher T. Frazier, Michael J. D'Argenio, Zachariah Eamon Nelson
  • Patent number: 9706513
    Abstract: A user device may detect, using a first radio associated with the user device, a presence of a location reference device; and determine a location associated with the user device. When determining the location associated with the user device, the user device is to receive location information from the location reference device, via the first, and refrain, based on detecting the presence of the location reference device, from determining the location using a second radio associated with the user device while the user device is within a communication range of the location reference device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignees: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc., Cellco Partnership
    Inventors: Michael J. D'Argenio, Edward Gruskin, Kristopher T. Frazier, Lonnie Katai, James Y. Hwang, Abhishek S. Sheth, Matthew Santaiti, Gareth DeKlerk
  • Publication number: 20170185252
    Abstract: An exemplary multi-line communication system presents a single on-screen user interface on a communication device. The communication device is configured to conduct communication sessions over both a first communication line associated with a first mobile directory number (“MDN”) and a second communication line associated with a second MDN. Within the user interface, the multi-line communication system presents an aggregated communication history including communication records representative of communication sessions associated with both the first and the second communication lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Inventors: Lonnie Katai, Kristopher T. Frazier, Michael J. D'Argenio, Zachariah Eamon Nelson
  • Publication number: 20170187868
    Abstract: An exemplary communication session management system concurrently presents a plurality of session icons within a single on-screen user interface, each session icon representative of a respective communication session and configured to visually indicate a session status of the respective communication session. The communication session management system further detects a user action performed by a user with respect to one of the plurality of session icons, modifies a communication session in response to the user action, and graphically indicates the modification of the session status of the communication session. Corresponding systems and methods are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Inventors: Lonnie Katai, Kristopher T. Frazier, Michael J. D'Argenio, Zachariah Eamon Nelson
  • Publication number: 20170185267
    Abstract: An exemplary multimode communication system presents a single on-screen user interface on a communication device associated with a user. The user interface includes a contact communication pane that displays a communication history between the user and a selected contact, and a communication initiation pane that displays a first user input panel configured to allow the user to initiate a communication session of a first communication mode with the selected contact. While the communication history is displayed in the contact communication pane, the multimode communication system detects a user action with respect to the communication initiation pane and, in response, graphically replaces the first user input panel with a second user input panel configured to allow the user to initiate a communication session of a second communication mode with the selected contact. Corresponding systems and methods are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Inventors: Lonnie Katai, Kristopher T. Frazier, Michael J. D'Argenio, Zachariah Eamon Nelson
  • Patent number: 9589189
    Abstract: A device is configured to determine a geographic location of a user device and determine, based on the geographic location of the user device, that the user device is within a threshold distance of a structure that includes a quantity of objects. The device is configured to receive, from the user device, an image of an object of the quantity of objects, and analyze, based on receiving the image of the object and based on the user device being within the threshold distance of the structure, the image to identify the object. The device is configured to receive user information associated with the user device, determine, based on the user information, object information associated with the object; and provide the object information for display on the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Cellco Partnership
    Inventors: Michael J. D'Argenio, Kristopher T. Frazier, Lonnie Katai
  • Patent number: 9276934
    Abstract: A first user device and second user device may be coupled, such as by an audio interface included in the second user device. The second user device is unable to generate a registration request, and the first user device may acquire device data associated with the second user device and form the registration request. The registration request may include the device data and information associated with the first user device. The registration request may be authenticated, and activation data may be generated based on the information associated with the first user device and the device data. The activation data is forwarded to the second user device to enable the second user device to access a restricted service or data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Cellco Partnership
    Inventors: Michael J. D'Argenio, Lonnie Katai, Kristopher T. Frazier, Zachariah E. Nelson, Matthew Santaiti, Abhishek S. Sheth
  • Patent number: 9253531
    Abstract: Exemplary methods and systems for managing media content sessions are disclosed herein. As described in more detail below, a media content access device may detect a media content session associated with the media content access device, communicate with one or more other media content access devices by way of a local area network to detect one or more other media content sessions associated with the one or more other media content access devices, and present a graphical user interface configured to facilitate user management of the media content session and the one or more other media content sessions. Corresponding methods and systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Donald H. Relyea, Brian F. Roberts, Heath Stallings, Lonnie Katai, Michael D'Argenio, Sudhanshu Sharma, Jayson Sellers
  • Publication number: 20150281235
    Abstract: A first user device and second user device may be coupled, such as by an audio interface included in the second user device. The second user device is unable to generate a registration request, and the first user device may acquire device data associated with the second user device and form the registration request. The registration request may include the device data and information associated with the first user device. The registration request may be authenticated, and activation data may be generated based on the information associated with the first user device and the device data. The activation data is forwarded to the second user device to enable the second user device to access a restricted service or data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Applicant: Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless
    Inventors: Michael J. D'Argenio, Lonnie Katai, Kristopher T. Frazier, Zachariah E. Nelson, Matthew Santaiti, Abhishek S. Sheth
  • Publication number: 20150237593
    Abstract: A user device may detect, using a first radio associated with the user device, a presence of a location reference device; and determine a location associated with the user device. When determining the location associated with the user device, the user device is to receive location information from the location reference device, via the first, and refrain, based on detecting the presence of the location reference device, from determining the location using a second radio associated with the user device while the user device is within a communication range of the location reference device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Applicants: Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless, Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. D'Argenio, Edward Gruskin, Kristopher T. Frazier, Lonnie Katai, James Y. Hwang, Abhishek S. Sheth, Matthew Santaiti, Gareth P. DeKlerk
  • Publication number: 20140349683
    Abstract: A device is configured to determine a geographic location of a user device and determine, based on the geographic location of the user device, that the user device is within a threshold distance of a structure that includes a quantity of objects. The device is configured to receive, from the user device, an image of an object of the quantity of objects, and analyze, based on receiving the image of the object and based on the user device being within the threshold distance of the structure, the image to identify the object. The device is configured to receive user information associated with the user device, determine, based on the user information, object information associated with the object; and provide the object information for display on the user device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless
    Inventors: Michael J. D'ARGENIO, Kristopher T. Frazier, Lonnie Katai
  • Publication number: 20140351075
    Abstract: A device may determine device information associated with a user device housed within a kiosk. The device information may identify the user device. The device may dispense the user device based on the device information. The device may receive an indication that the user device is to be purchased. The device may receive subscription information associated with the purchaser of the user device, based on receiving the indication. The device may provide activation information that permits the user device to be activated on a network. The activation information may be based on the subscription information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless
    Inventors: Michael J. D'ARGENIO, Kristopher T. Frazier, Lonnie Katai
  • Publication number: 20140350840
    Abstract: A device is configured to determine that a first user device and a second user device are associated with an event and determine a first user device location indicating a location of the first user device and a second user device location indicating a location of the second user device. The device is configured to determine a relationship between the first user device location and the second user device location and determine first event information and second event information based on the relationship, where the first event information and the second event information is associated with the event, and the first event information is different from the second event information. The device is configured to provide the first event information to the first user device and provide the second event information to the second user device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless
    Inventors: Michael J. D'ARGENIO, Kristopher T. FRAZIER, Lonnie KATAI
  • Publication number: 20120291060
    Abstract: Exemplary methods and systems for managing media content sessions are disclosed herein. As described in more detail below, a media content access device may detect a media content session associated with the media content access device, communicate with one or more other media content access devices by way of a local area network to detect one or more other media content sessions associated with the one or more other media content access devices, and present a graphical user interface configured to facilitate user management of the media content session and the one or more other media content sessions. Corresponding methods and systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING, INC.
    Inventors: Donald H. Relyea, Brian F. Roberts, Heath Stallings, Lonnie Katai, Michael D'Argenio, Sudhanshu Sharma, Jayson Sellers