Patents by Inventor Paul Krzyzanowski

Paul Krzyzanowski 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).

  • Publication number: 20200278830
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed towards providing a system that provides an environment in which multiple user applications can be executed in the background of a vehicle head unit without direct interaction by a user of the head unit. A category-management application is configured to communicate with the user applications. The category-management application receives a request for content. The category-management application provides a request to one or more of the user applications to cause the user applications to execute as background processes to fulfill the request. The category-management application receives responses from the user applications. The category-management application selects and presents content associated with the fulfilled request to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: Xevo Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Krzyzanowski, Richard Chia Tsing Tong
  • Patent number: 10557134
    Abstract: Described herein are approaches for the improved detection, identification, and/or quantification of target nucleic acids. These approaches provide a means of detecting, identifying, and/or quantifying rare target nucleic acid molecules, including DNA and RNA molecules, from the same sample, and in the same reaction, by using “hairpin barcode primers,” as the term is defined herein, to incorporate unique barcodes into target nucleic acids in a PCR pre-amplification step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignees: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY, ONTARIO INSTITUTE FOR CANCER RESEARCH
    Inventors: Tony Edward Godfrey, Anders Torbjoern Staahlberg, Paul Krzyzanowski
  • Patent number: 10432756
    Abstract: A legacy device bridge for use in a network, such as a wired or wireless residential network, is provided. The legacy device bridge performs protocol conversion to enable a network-attached entity that uses a packet-based communication protocol to communicate with and control legacy devices, such as consumer electronics, that rely exclusively on infrared (IR) or serial communication protocols. The legacy device bridge also performs a virtualization function that allows legacy devices to be advertised to the network as devices that comply with a packet-based discovery and control protocol, and to be controlled as such. The legacy device bridge is also adapted to probe, deduce and publish information relating to the state of a legacy device to other entities on the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Paul Krzyzanowski, Wayzen Lin
  • Patent number: 10230538
    Abstract: A control server, or similar central processor, manages the distribution of data (including audio and video), voice, and control signals among a plurality of system components connected via a wired and/or wireless communications network. The system components include audio/visual components (such as, televisions, monitors, PDAs, notepads, notebooks, MP3, portable stereo, etc.) as well as household appliances (such as, lighting, ovens, alarm clocks, etc.). A portable controller allows a user to access and control the system components from any location within a controlled residential and/or non-residential environment, including its surrounding areas. The portable controller includes a user and management interface that contains customized control screens for the system components. The control screens are stored in a hierarchical architecture that is searchable by region or component type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: David Killian, Glenn Harter, Justin Flores, Paul Krzyzanowski
  • Publication number: 20180129511
    Abstract: Telephony and digital media services may be provided to a plurality of locations, such as to a plurality of homes and offices, though the deployment of telephony and digital media services devices to the locations, wherein each device is configured to function as a voice, data and media information center. A system in accordance with one embodiment of the present invention includes an application store and an application intelligence subsystem implemented on one or more computers. Each of the application store and the application intelligence subsystem is communicatively connected via a network to a plurality of such telephony and digital media services devices. The application store is operable to provide applications via the network for installation and execution on each of the plurality of devices. The application intelligence subsystem is operable to obtain and report information about applications installed and executed on each of the plurality of devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Applicant: OpenPeak LLC
    Inventors: Paul Krzyzanowski, Glenn Harter, Michael Kelly, David Killian, Brian Woods
  • Publication number: 20180051277
    Abstract: Described herein are approaches for the improved detection, identification, and/or quantification of target nucleic acids. These approaches provide a means of detecting, identifying, and/or quantifying rare target nucleic acid molecules, including DNA and RNA molecules, from the same sample, and in the same reaction, by using “hairpin barcode primers,” as the term is defined herein, to incorporate unique barcodes into target nucleic acids in a PCR pre-amplification step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Applicants: Trustees of Boston University, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research Mars Centre
    Inventors: Tony Edward GODFREY, Anders Torbjoern STAAHLBERG, Paul KRZYZANOWSKI
  • Patent number: 9753746
    Abstract: Telephony and digital media services may be provided to a plurality of locations, such as to a plurality of homes and offices, though the deployment of telephony and digital media services devices to the locations, wherein each device is configured to function as a voice, data and media information center. A system in accordance with one embodiment of the present invention includes an application store and an application intelligence subsystem implemented on one or more computers. Each of the application store and the application intelligence subsystem is communicatively connected via a network to a plurality of such telephony and digital media services devices. The application store is operable to provide applications via the network for installation and execution on each of the plurality of devices. The application intelligence subsystem is operable to obtain and report information about applications installed and executed on each of the plurality of devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Inventors: Paul Krzyzanowski, Glenn Harter, Michael Kelly, David Killian, Brian Woods
  • Publication number: 20170163773
    Abstract: A legacy device bridge for use in a network, such as a wired or wireless residential network, is provided. The legacy device bridge performs protocol conversion to enable a network-attached entity that uses a packet-based communication protocol to communicate with and control legacy devices, such as consumer electronics, that rely exclusively on infrared (IR) or serial communication protocols. The legacy device bridge also performs a virtualization function that allows legacy devices to be advertised to the network as devices that comply with a packet-based discovery and control protocol, and to be controlled as such. The legacy device bridge is also adapted to probe, deduce and publish information relating to the state of a legacy device to other entities on the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventors: Paul Krzyzanowski, Wayzen Lin
  • Patent number: 9578140
    Abstract: A legacy device bridge for use in a network, such as a wired or wireless residential network, is provided. The legacy device bridge performs protocol conversion to enable a network-attached entity that uses a packet-based communication protocol to communicate with and control legacy devices, such as consumer electronics, that rely exclusively on infrared (IR) or serial communication protocols. The legacy device bridge also performs a virtualization function that allows legacy devices to be advertised to the network as devices that comply with a packet-based discovery and control protocol, and to be controlled as such. The legacy device bridge is also adapted to probe, deduce and publish information relating to the state of a legacy device to other entities on the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Paul Krzyzanowski, Wayzen Lin
  • Publication number: 20160234341
    Abstract: A managed services platform and method of operation of same are described herein. The platform can include a device management service (DMS) server in which the DMS server can act as a gateway for communications with one or more computing devices, and the computing devices are associated with a first entity. The platform can also include an application service (AS) server in which the AS server is communicatively coupled with the DMS server. When a first computing device contacts the DMS server, the DMS server is operable to provide a bundle to the first computing device. As an example, the bundle contains content that at least includes one or more configuration messages and an application set that contains one or more predefined applications. The content of the bundle can be determined at least in part by the first entity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Inventors: Robert M. Dare, Vadim Kacherov, Paul Krzyzanowski, Daniel Gittleman
  • Publication number: 20160165043
    Abstract: A system that includes a telephone adapted for connection to a data communications network. The telephone is capable of discovering other devices connected to the data communications network and using those devices to extend its own functionality. The telephone is also accessible and controllable by other devices on the data communications network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventors: Paul Krzyzanowski, Michael Kelly, Ronald Hume
  • Patent number: 9288080
    Abstract: A system that includes a telephone adapted for connection to a data communications network. The telephone is capable of discovering other devices connected to the data communications network and using those devices to extend its own functionality. The telephone is also accessible and controllable by other devices on the data communications network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Krzyzanowski, Michael Kelly, Ronald Hume
  • Patent number: 9165139
    Abstract: A method for generating a secure application is described herein. The method can include the steps of obtaining a target application and decomposing the target application into original files that contain predictable instructions. One or more predictable instructions in the original files may be identified. In addition, the target application may be modified to create the secure application by binding one or more intercepts to the target application. These intercepts can enable the modification of the predictable instructions in accordance with one or more policies such that the behavior of the secure application is different from the original behavior of the target application. Modification of the target application may be conducted without access to the source code of the target application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: OPENPEAK INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Wade, Danilo Tan, John R. Brown, Paul Krzyzanowski, Daniel Gittleman, Robert M. Dare
  • Patent number: 9135418
    Abstract: A method for generating a secure application is described herein. The method can include the steps of obtaining a target application and decomposing the target application into original files that contain predictable instructions. One or more predictable instructions in the original files may be identified. In addition, the target application may be modified to create the secure application by binding one or more intercepts to the target application. These intercepts can enable the modification of the predictable instructions in accordance with one or more policies such that the behavior of the secure application is different from the original behavior of the target application. Modification of the target application may be conducted without access to the source code of the target application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: OPENPEAK INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Wade, Danilo Tan, John R. Brown, Paul Krzyzanowski, Daniel Gittleman, Robert M Dare
  • Publication number: 20150254457
    Abstract: A method for generating a secure application is described herein. The method can include the steps of obtaining a target application and decomposing the target application into original files that contain predictable instructions. One or more predictable instructions in the original files may be identified. In addition, the target application may be modified to create the secure application by binding one or more intercepts to the target application. These intercepts can enable the modification of the predictable instructions in accordance with one or more policies such that the behavior of the secure application is different from the original behavior of the target application. Modification of the target application may be conducted without access to the source code of the target application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Wade, Danilo Tan, John R. Brown, Paul Krzyzanowski, Daniel Gittleman, Robert M. Dare
  • Patent number: 9077796
    Abstract: A communication system is described that includes a mobile communication device and a docking station with which the mobile communication device can be selectively engaged and disengaged. The mobile communication device includes telephony logic that enables a user to conduct a voice call using a first speaker/microphone and/or a first network interface provided by the mobile communication device when the mobile communication device is disengaged from the docking station and that enables the user to conduct a voice call using a second speaker/microphone and/or a second network interface provided by the docking station when the mobile communication device is engaged with the docking station. The telephony logic is also capable of dynamically switching between the use of the first and second speakers/microphones and/or the first and second network interfaces in response to detecting engagement or disengagement of the docking station during a voice call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: OPENPEAK INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Gittleman, Paul Krzyzanowski
  • Publication number: 20150016472
    Abstract: A legacy device bridge for use in a network, such as a wired or wireless residential network, is provided. The legacy device bridge performs protocol conversion to enable a network-attached entity that uses a packet-based communication protocol to communicate with and control legacy devices, such as consumer electronics, that rely exclusively on infrared (IR) or serial communication protocols. The legacy device bridge also performs a virtualization function that allows legacy devices to be advertised to the network as devices that comply with a packet-based discovery and control protocol, and to be controlled as such. The legacy device bridge is also adapted to probe, deduce and publish information relating to the state of a legacy device to other entities on the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Paul Krzyzanowski, Wayzen Lin
  • Publication number: 20140359117
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatuses for facilitating communication between remote services and applications installed on a device are described. In accordance with embodiments, each of a plurality of remote services generates an application-specific message intended for processing by a corresponding application installed on a device and transmits the application-specific message to a device management system (DMS) server, where it is queued. A DMS client installed on the device sends heartbeat messages to the DMS server indicating that the device is available to receive messages. In response to receiving the heartbeat messages, the DMS server transmits the application-specific messages to the DMS client. The DMS client then publishes each application-specific message to the particular application that the application-specific message was intended for.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Robert M. Dare, John R. Brown, Paul Krzyzanowski, Michael Kelly
  • Publication number: 20140317679
    Abstract: A method for generating a secure application is described herein. The method can include the steps of obtaining a target application and decomposing the target application into original files that contain predictable instructions. One or more predictable instructions in the original files may be identified. In addition, the target application may be modified to create the secure application by binding one or more intercepts to the target application. These intercepts can enable the modification of the predictable instructions in accordance with one or more policies such that the behavior of the secure application is different from the original behavior of the target application. Modification of the target application may be conducted without access to the source code of the target application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: OpenPeak Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Wade, Danilo Tan, John R. Brown, Paul Krzyzanowski, Daniel Gittleman, Robert M. Dare
  • Patent number: 8856322
    Abstract: A managed services platform and method of operation of same are described herein. The platform can include a device management service (DMS) server in which the DMS server can act as a gateway for communications with one or more computing devices, and the computing devices are associated with a first entity. The platform can also include an application service (AS) server in which the AS server is communicatively coupled with the DMS server. When a first computing device contacts the DMS server, the DMS server is operable to provide a bundle to the first computing device. As an example, the bundle contains content that at least includes one or more configuration messages and an application set that contains one or more predefined applications. The content of the bundle can be determined at least in part by the first entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: OpenPeak Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Dare, Vadim Kacherov, Paul Krzyzanowski, Daniel Gittleman