Patents by Inventor Paul E. Jacobs

Paul E. Jacobs 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: 10360593
    Abstract: Methods, systems and devices for presenting marketing information to a customer based on proximity to marketing areas. A wireless identity transmitter associated with the customer may periodically transmit wireless broadcast messages that include obscured identifiers. A proximity broadcast receiver within a retail store, such as near a product display or aisle, may receive and relay the broadcast messages to a server which may process the included information. Based on proximity information and other conditions, the server may transmit marketing information relevant to the customer and a proximate marketing area, such as coupons and offers. In an embodiment, the server may store data based on broadcast messages that may indicate foot traffic and other information valuable to merchants. The server may also transmit messages based on stored permissions that indicate whether the customer desires to receive marketing information and whether the server is authorized to provide the customer's identity to merchants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Kevin E Hunter, Stephen A Sprigg, Neville J Meijers, Charles S Wurster, Paul E Jacobs
  • Patent number: 10038999
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and programs for processing extra data when a triggering event occurs. In one embodiment, an application, triggering event data, and extra data is stored on a wireless device. The wireless device monitors a triggering event parameter associated with an application, such as the expiration of the application. When the triggering event occurs, the wireless device processes the extra data in addition to processing associated with the triggering event data. The extra data may include URLs, scripts or other instructions that involve processing locally to the wireless device or requiring connection to a wireless network for remote processing on other devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen A. Sprigg, Brian Minear, Paul E. Jacobs
  • Patent number: 9793738
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods directed to wireless power are disclosed. A charging device includes an antenna circuit for wirelessly receiving power from a first device via a power antenna. Received power can be stored in an energy storage device. The antenna circuit can wirelessly power or charge a plurality of second electronic devices via the power antenna based on power stored in the energy storage device. Furthermore, a wireless charging apparatus is disclosed that includes a display for receiving a device placed on its surface. Changes in a magnetic field in response to the placement of the chargeable electronic device on the surface of the display is detected. A communication link with the chargeable electronic device in response to the change in the level of the magnetic field is activated. A transmit antenna circuit wirelessly transmits power to the chargeable electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Paul E. Jacobs, Miles A. Kirby, Ernest T. Ozaki, Michael J. Mangan
  • Patent number: 9747613
    Abstract: Dynamic mobile coupons (DMCs) having a variable commercial value and/or other variable coupon characteristic are provided herein. By way of example, a DMC can be distributed to a mobile device based on criteria established by a sponsor of the DMC. A redemption value of the DMC can be variable and dynamically established based at least in part on data associated with a recipient mobile device. Upon redemption of the DMC at a retail entity, the value is fixed and applied to a transaction. Details of the transaction are provided to a remote clearinghouse that performs mediation and indemnification functions to finalize the transaction. As described, the subject disclosure provides a DMC that facilitates a rich and flexible mechanism to generate purchasing incentive for consumers in a mobile environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Rajeev D. Rajan, Kamran Moallemi, Michal Koenig, Oliver Michaelis, Paul E. Jacobs, Jose Ricardo Goncalves Leal Dos Santos, Dang Minh Vo
  • Publication number: 20170076311
    Abstract: Providing for management of a dynamic mobile coupon (DMC) at a mobile device is described herein. Particularly, dynamic characteristics associated with the DMC, such as a redeemable value, can be utilized to browse, sort, search, recall, or redeem the DMC utilizing a user interface of the mobile device. In other aspects, a DMC management application can interact with server components to backup and store DMC data, synchronize dynamic information (e.g., a dynamic redeemable value), access or manage a user profile, interface with other mobile devices to accomplish sharing, trading, exchanging, selling the DMC, and so on. Accordingly, provided is an efficient and personable way to manage mobile coupons in a mobile operating environment and provide increased value and utility for a user of such coupons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: Rajeev D. RAJAN, Kamran MOALLEMI, Michal KOENIG, Oliver MICHAELIS, Paul E. JACOBS, Jose Ricardo Goncalves Leal DOS SANTOS
  • Publication number: 20170068983
    Abstract: Dynamic mobile coupons (DMCs) having a variable commercial value and/or other variable coupon characteristic are provided herein. By way of example, a DMC can be distributed to a mobile device based on criteria established by a sponsor of the DMC. A redemption value of the DMC can be variable and dynamically established based at least in part on data associated with a recipient mobile device. Upon redemption of the DMC at a retail entity, the value is fixed and applied to a transaction. Details of the transaction are provided to a remote clearinghouse that performs mediation and indemnification functions to finalize the transaction. As described, the subject disclosure provides a DMC that facilitates a rich and flexible mechanism to generate purchasing incentive for consumers in a mobile environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Inventors: RAJEEV D. RAJAN, KAMRAN MOALLEMI, MICHAL KOENIG, OLIVER MICHAELIS, PAUL E. JACOBS, JOSE RICARDO GONCALVES LEAL DOS SANTOS, DANG MINH VO
  • Patent number: 9524502
    Abstract: Providing for management of a dynamic mobile coupon (DMC) at a mobile device is described herein. Particularly, dynamic characteristics associated with the DMC, such as a redeemable value, can be utilized to browse, sort, search, recall, or redeem the DMC utilizing a user interface of the mobile device. In other aspects, a DMC management application can interact with server components to backup and store DMC data, synchronize dynamic information (e.g., a dynamic redeemable value), access or manage a user profile, interface with other mobile devices to accomplish sharing, trading, exchanging, selling the DMC, and so on. Accordingly, provided is an efficient and personable way to manage mobile coupons in a mobile operating environment and provide increased value and utility for a user of such coupons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Rajeev D. Rajan, Kamran Moallemi, Michal James Koenig, Oliver Michaelis, Paul E. Jacobs, Jose Ricardo Dos Santos
  • Patent number: 9483769
    Abstract: Dynamic mobile coupons (DMCs) having a variable commercial value and/or other variable coupon characteristic are provided herein. By way of example, a DMC can be distributed to a mobile device based on criteria established by a sponsor of the DMC. A redemption value of the DMC can be variable and dynamically established based at least in part on data associated with a recipient mobile device. Upon redemption of the DMC at a retail entity, the value is fixed and applied to a transaction. Details of the transaction are provided to a remote clearinghouse that performs mediation and indemnification functions to finalize the transaction. As described, the subject disclosure provides a DMC that facilitates a rich and flexible mechanism to generate purchasing incentive for consumers in a mobile environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Rajeev D. Rajan, Kamran Moallemi, Michal James Koenig, Oliver Michaelis, Paul E. Jacobs, Jose Ricardo Dos Santos, Dang Minh Vo
  • Patent number: 9247525
    Abstract: A personal hub for managing notifications across mobile devices and for separating the notification from the content. By separately managing the manner of notification provided to the user from its associated content, the personal hub may give a user more control over a number of mobile devices by allowing the user to escalate or dismiss different notifications across one or more mobile devices. Notifications may be managed based on device settings, priority settings, privilege settings, urgency flags, and/or other factors. In an embodiment, the user may receive an unobtrusive user-perceptible notification of an incoming communication from a personal hub that is less obtrusive than notifications which may be generated by the mobile device receiving the incoming communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Paul E. Jacobs, Nikhil Jain, Jose R. Menendez
  • Publication number: 20160012489
    Abstract: Providing for network-based management of dynamic mobile coupons (DMCs) employed in mobile device-related commerce is described herein. Management can include mitigating processing load involved in processing dynamic characteristics of a set of DMCs, facilitating post-transaction evaluation of DMCs, or facilitating a virtual shopping experience in conjunction with redeeming DMCs in a mobile-commerce environment. Communicative association between a mobile device and network components can be implemented to leverage data collected by the mobile device with communication and processing capabilities of the network. Dynamic DMC states are determined from the collected data, which are implemented to facilitate the mobile-commerce. The disclosure provides an integrated mechanism for efficient utilization of DMCs to enhance user experience and satisfaction with mobile commerce.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventors: Rajeev RAJAN, Jose Ricardo DOS SANTOS, Paul E. JACOBS
  • Publication number: 20150382190
    Abstract: An authentication system includes a first authentication key associated with a first device, the first authentication key having a corresponding authentication level, a second authentication key associated with a second device, the second authentication key having a corresponding authentication level, and an enhanced authentication key generated when the first and second authentication keys are combined, the enhanced authentication key having an authentication level that represents a higher authentication level than the authentication level of the first authentication key and the authentication level of the second authentication key.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Inventors: Michael-David Nakayoshi Canoy, Stephen Alton Sprigg, Paul E. Jacobs, Matthew Stuart Grob
  • Publication number: 20150373536
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and programs for processing extra data when a triggering event occurs. In one embodiment, an application, triggering event data, and extra data is stored on a wireless device. The wireless device monitors a triggering event parameter associated with an application, such as the expiration of the application. When the triggering event occurs, the wireless device processes the extra data in addition to processing associated with the triggering event data. The extra data may include URLs, scripts or other instructions that involve processing locally to the wireless device or requiring connection to a wireless network for remote processing on other devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Inventors: Stephen A. SPRIGG, Brian MINEAR, Paul E. JACOBS
  • Patent number: 9191276
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and programs for activating a feature on a wireless device includes requesting the feature at the wireless device. A feature includes additional functions and services that add capability to or accessed by the wireless device, such as, but not limited to, voice mail, voice recognition, access to GPS, MPEG functions, and access to a data channel or increased data rates. The wireless device downloads a component from a download server that contains the logic to configure the wireless device as well as a carrier server to activate the feature. An expiration parameter or other licensing term may be associated with the requested feature. Upon expiration, the wireless device and/or carrier server is reconfigured to deactivate the feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Paul E. Jacobs, Stephen A. Sprigg, Jan K. Lezny, Jason B. Kenagy
  • Patent number: 9166715
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus and systems for sharing information related to broadcast programs are described. One of the methods includes receiving data identifying at least a portion of a first broadcast of a program, receiving data identifying at least one recipient, and communicating information indicative of the identified at least a portion of the program to the at least one recipient. The method may also include identifying a subsequent broadcast of the program to the at least one recipient, and communicating data indicative of the subsequent broadcast of the program to the at least one recipient. Other aspects include systems, apparatus, and devices for sharing information related to broadcast programs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Paul E. Jacobs, Jason B. Kenagy
  • Patent number: 9141961
    Abstract: Providing for network-based management of dynamic mobile coupons (DMCs) employed in mobile device-related commerce is described herein. Management can include mitigating processing load involved in processing dynamic characteristics of a set of DMCs, facilitating post-transaction evaluation of DMCs, or facilitating a virtual shopping experience in conjunction with redeeming DMCs in a mobile-commerce environment. Communicative association between a mobile device and network components can be implemented to leverage data collected by the mobile device with communication and processing capabilities of the network. Dynamic DMC states are determined from the collected data, which are implemented to facilitate the mobile-commerce. The disclosure provides an integrated mechanism for efficient utilization of DMCs to enhance user experience and satisfaction with mobile commerce.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Rajeev Rajan, Ricardo dos Santos, Paul E. Jacobs
  • Patent number: 9100549
    Abstract: Methods, devices, computer program products and systems are provided for referring media content at communication devices, such as wireless communication devices. The methods, systems and devices allow for all forms of media content to be referred, such as audio, video, multimedia content and the like and, in particular advertising content. In addition, the methods, systems and devices provide for the content providers to optimize the delivery schedules and/or methods of delivery based on the volume of referrals. In addition, by tracking the volume of referrals, content providers can alter billing structure, such as advertising rates associated with advertising content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Paul E. Jacobs, Ravinder Paul Chandhok
  • Patent number: 8947042
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are directed to wireless power. A wireless charging device may comprise a charging region configured for placement of one or more chargeable devices. The charging device may further include at least one transmit antenna configured for transmitting wireless power within the charging region. Furthermore, the charging device is configured to exchange data between at least one chargeable device of the one or more chargeable devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Miles A. Kirby, Ernest T. Ozaki, Rinat Burdo, Virginia Walker Keating, Michael J. Mangan, Anne Katrin Konertz, Paul E. Jacobs, William Von Novak, Roy F. Quick, Jr., Roy H. Davis, Nigel P. Cook, Lukas Sieber, Hanspeter Widmer
  • Patent number: D712881
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Gad Shaanan, Inhoe Kim, Paul E. Jacobs, Marc D. Goldman, Aleksandr Manulis
  • Patent number: D751928
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Gad Shaanan, Inhoe Kim, Paul E. Jacobs, Marc D. Goldman, Aleksandr Manulis
  • Patent number: D765595
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Gad Shaanan, Inhoe Kim, Paul E. Jacobs, Marc D. Goldman, Aleksandr Manulis