Patents by Inventor Mark A. Lindner

Mark A. Lindner 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: 9930712
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices use a wireless device's capability to transmit and/or receive data over multiple communication pathways to improve data transmission quality. In the various embodiments, the same continuous data stream may be transmitted and/or received via different communication pathways. Different communication pathways may be established using different antennas of a wireless device, different wireless networks, different wireless communications protocols, and/or additional wireless devices. The continuous data stream may be transmitted and/or received via different communication pathways in a manner that enables the continuous data stream to be reconstructed from one or more of the different communication pathways. Additional communication pathways may be established based on user input indicating a voice call is high priority and/or approving the expenditure of additional resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Shane Richard Dewing, Richard W. Lankford, Mark A. Lindner
  • Patent number: 9681468
    Abstract: A method for joining a communication group by receiving and processing light and/or sound signals in a mobile device. The signaling may be light or audible signals, such as lights and/or music, that may be emitted in particular sequences. The mobile device may receive the light and/or sound signals with sensors, such as cameras and/or microphones, and may process the light and/or sound signals to obtain information encoded within the signals. The mobile device may decode detected signaling information and identify connectivity data that may be used to join and transmit messages to the communication group. In an embodiment, light and/or sound signals related to unknown third parties may be used by the mobile device to identify the third party based on queries to the communication group. In an embodiment, the mobile device may determine parameters for receiving and/or transmitting signals based on ambient conditions, such as ambient noise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Arthur Lee, Mark A Lindner
  • Patent number: 9674694
    Abstract: Methods and systems of communication using a mobile device that include detecting a movement of the mobile device associated with transitioning from speaker phone mode to earpiece mode, or vice versa, and in response to detecting such movement, automatically transitioning the device to a different mode of operation. The detected action may be the motion and/or positioning of the device handset, such as the movement of the handset towards or away from the user's ear, and/or the placement of the handset on a surface in a face-up or face-down position. Further methods and systems for transitioning between communication pathways and security modes in response to a detected movement of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Shobha M. Subbaramoo, Mark A. Lindner
  • Patent number: 9674675
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to synchronizing media sharing in a communication group. An embodiment transmits one or more media files to one or more members of the communication group, receives, after the transmitting, a selection of one of the one or more media files, and transmits, in response to the receiving, a request to start a group call with the one or more members of the communication group or a request to acquire the floor of the group call. An embodiment receives, at a user device, one or more media files from a member of the communication group, receives, after the receiving the one or more media files, a talk spurt from the member and a reference to one of the one or more media files, and displays the one of the one or more media file during the talk spurt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Mark A. Lindner, Kameron Kerger, Gabriel Moura Da Silva
  • Patent number: 9560099
    Abstract: Methods and systems of communication using a mobile device include detecting the voice of a user of the mobile device, and sending a request to a server for control of the floor in a group communication in response to the detected voice. Further methods of controlling floor access for a plurality of mobile devices include receiving voice commands of a user from the plurality of mobile devices, scheduling floor access for the mobile devices in response to the received voice commands, and sending messages to the mobile devices indicating the status of floor control in a group communication session. Further methods of group communication include detecting a motion of a mobile device corresponding to a user action, in response to the detected motion, initiating a half-duplex group communication application, and displaying visual feedback associated with the half-duplex group communication application on a display screen of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Mark A. Lindner, Shobha M. Subbaramoo
  • Patent number: 9444564
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a given UE joins a local group communication session between a group of UEs, establishes itself as a director, obtains media feeds captured by media capturing UEs in the group of UEs and transmits a selected subset of the media feeds to a server for transmission to target UEs. In another embodiment, the server receives the media feeds itself and sends the media feeds to a director UE. The director UE indicates a selection of the subset of the media feeds to the server, and the server transmits the selected subset of media feeds to the target UEs. Accordingly, a local director UE can direct the subset to the target UEs by controlling which media feeds are sent to the server, or a remote director UE can direct the subset to the target UEs by controlling which media feeds the server sends to the target UEs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Samuel K. Sun, Anthony Pierre Stonefield, Richard W. Lankford, Mark A. Lindner, Shane R. Dewing, Daniel S. Abplanalp
  • Patent number: 9392421
    Abstract: Methods and systems for controlling group communications using a mobile device includes detecting a motion of the mobile device corresponding to a user placing the device on a surface, maintain a communication session with another mobile device while the user is detected in proximity to the first mobile device, and entering a non-active communication mode when the user is not detected in proximity to the device. The communication session may be maintained for a time-out period before entering the non-active mode. Further methods and systems include transitioning to a non-active communication mode in response to detecting a motion of the mobile device corresponding to a user placing the device on a surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Shobha M. Subbaramoo, Mark A. Lindner
  • Patent number: 9350944
    Abstract: A method for identifying unknown third parties appearing within video call data based on generated image characteristics data. A user's computing device and a participant computing device may exchange and render video call data in which the user's computing device may display the unknown third-party. The user's computing device may generate image characteristics data based on selected imagery. The user's computing device may compare the image characteristics data to stored contact information on the user's computing device to find a match, and may transmit the image characteristics data to the participant computing device for comparison with local stored information stored. The participant computing device may transmit a report message to the user's computing device indicating whether a match is found. In an embodiment, a server may transmit the facial data to other devices for comparison. In another embodiment, the user's computing device may request contact information from participant computing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Arthur Chung-Hao Lee, Mark A Lindner
  • Patent number: 9277013
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a given user equipment (UE) in a local communication session (e.g., a P2P or ad-hoc session) between multiple UEs is designated to record session data. The given UE records the session data exchanged between the multiple UEs during the local communication session and uploads the recorded session data to a server after the local communication session has terminated. In another embodiment, a session controller (e.g., a remote server or a P2P node) receives multiple media feeds from multiple transmitting UEs, and selectively interlaces subsets of the multiple media feeds into interlaced output feed(s) that are transmitted to target UE(s). The target UE(s) provide feedback which permits the session controller to determine a lowest relevant configuration (LRC) for the target UE(s) that is used to regulate the interlaced output feed(s) transmitted thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Shane R. Dewing, Daniel S. Abplanalp, Samuel K. Sun, Anthony Pierre Stonefield, Richard W. Lankford, Mark A. Lindner
  • Patent number: 9204263
    Abstract: Methods and systems of communication using a mobile device include communicating with other mobile devices over an initial communication channel, detecting a first motion of the mobile device moving from a first position to a second position, establishing a second communication channel with the other mobile devices in response to the detected first motion, and communicating with the other mobile devices over the second communication channel. In an example, the initial communication may be a half-duplex communication channel, and the second communication channel may be a full-duplex communication channel. In another example, the initial communication may be a full-duplex communication channel, and the second communication channel may be a half-duplex communication channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Inventors: Mark A. Lindner, Shobha M. Subbaramoo
  • Patent number: 9143903
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to requesting and providing acknowledgements to a talk spurt in a group communication. An embodiment transmits the talk spurt to one or more recipients participating in the group communication, receives a selection of one or more target recipients among the one or more participating recipients, and transmits a request to each of the one or more target recipients to acknowledge the talk spurt. An embodiment receives, at a mobile device, a talk spurt during the group communication, receives, at the mobile device, a request to acknowledge the talk spurt, and transmits, by the mobile device, an acknowledgement (ACK) or a negative acknowledgement (NACK) in response to the request without obtaining the floor of the group communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Mark A. Lindner, Kameron N. Kerger, Gabriel Moura da Silva
  • Patent number: 9084079
    Abstract: In an embodiment, during a group communication session, media is received from a first set of access terminals that belong to a communication group, wherein the received media corresponds to content for presentation to a second set of access terminals that belong to the communication group. In an example, the media can be received either at an application server arbitrating the group communication session, or alternatively at a target access terminal for the received media that belongs to the second set of access terminals. Location information associated with an access terminal among the first or second sets of access terminals is determined, and the received media is selectively reformatted based on the determined location information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Biren R. Patel, Mark Lindner
  • Publication number: 20150181272
    Abstract: A system, computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program, and a computer-implemented method for presenting a video stream is presented. An identifier of a video stream is received from a user of the client device, the video stream being accessible though a media device coupled to at least one input port of the client device. A device-agnostic request is sent to a media device service executing on the client device to acquire the media device and to obtain the video stream from the media device, the media device service being configured to map the device-agnostic request to a device-specific request for the media device. In response to the device-agnostic request, the video stream is received through the at least one input port. A user interface is generated including the video stream. The user interface including the video stream is presented on an output device coupled to the client device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Applicant: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Jeff T. Lu, Pierre-Yves Laligand, Mark Lindner, Justin Koh
  • Patent number: 9036545
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to decentralized presence management within a communications system performed at a user device. An embodiment of the disclosure comprises selectively updating at least one frequency at which the user device transmits presence update messages to one or more other user devices that belong to a contact group associated with the user device. The embodiment further comprises transmitting one or more presence update messages in accordance with the selectively updated frequency. Another embodiment of the disclosure comprises obtaining a subset of contacts of a subscriber operating the user device that form a presence update group. The embodiment further comprises identifying a plurality of sub-groups within the presence update group based on priorities of the subset of contacts. The embodiment further comprises transmitting one or more presence update messages to less than all of the identified plurality of sub-groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Mark Lindner, Xiaona An, Shane Dewing
  • Publication number: 20150123992
    Abstract: Techniques for providing a heads-down display on a wireless device are described. An environmental signal representing actual images may be received from one or more cameras associated with the wireless device. The actual images may be of a physical environment in proximity to a current location of the wireless device. An application signal, representing application renderings associated with an application currently executing at the wireless device, may be received. The actual images and the application renderings may be simultaneously rendered on a screen associated with the wireless device. The actual images and the application renderings may be rendered as ordered layers on the screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael MAHAN, Mark LINDNER
  • Patent number: 9015338
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for suppressing silence frames in a stream of media includes receiving a stream of media from a user and suppressing at least one silence frame from the received stream of media. The suppressed silence frame includes an initial silence frame situated before a first media frame and/or a silence frame situated between two successive media frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Ben Saidi, Mark Lindner
  • Patent number: 8929290
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to indicating or detecting an end of a stream of data using in-band signaling. An embodiment transmits the stream of data, the stream of data comprising multiple packets, each packet of the multiple packets including a header with a marker bit field and a payload, and configures the marker bit field and/or the payload of at least one packet of the multiple packets to indicate the end of the stream of data, wherein the configuring the payload comprises reducing an amount of data contained in the payload from payloads of other packets of the multiple packets and/or setting a field in the payload indicating a countdown to a last packet of the stream of data. An embodiment receives the stream of data and detects that at least one packet of the multiple packets is configured to indicate the end of the stream of data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Mark A. Lindner
  • Patent number: 8923895
    Abstract: Systems and methods for optimizing paging cycles in a wireless communication system are disclosed. An access terminal can include logic configured to determine an optimal paging cycle and logic configured to set the paging cycle based on the optimal paging cycle, where the paging cycle varies based on at least one optimizing metric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Arvind S. Santhanam, Arulmozhi K. Ananthanarayanan, Eric C. Rosen, Bongyong Song, Mark A. Lindner, David J. Ross
  • Patent number: 8793389
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a server exchanges session data between a group of session participants during a communication session, the exchanged session data including session media and/or session signaling information. The server stores at least a subset of the exchanged session data. Later, the server establishes a connection to a given user equipment (UE) (e.g., either after or during the communication session). The server determines a UE-defined context that is indicative of a manner by which missed session data from the communication session is to be compressed for delivery to the given UE. The server selectively compresses at least a portion of the stored subset of the exchanged session data that was missed by the given UE based on the UE-defined context, and transmits the selectively compressed portion of the stored subset of the exchanged session data to the given UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Mark A. Lindner, Shane R. Dewing, Devang N. Bhatt
  • Publication number: 20140185610
    Abstract: The disclosure is related to selectively patching frame erasures in a first stream. A receiver receives the first stream, receives a second stream corresponding to the first stream, detects a missing frame in the first stream, and attempts to replace the missing frame in the first stream with a corresponding frame from the second stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2014
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Mark LINDNER