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: 20140289314
    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: May 2, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: OpenPeak, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Dare, Vadim Kacherov, Paul Krzyzanowski, Daniel Gittleman
  • Patent number: 8793746
    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: July 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: id8 Group R2 Studios, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Krzyzanowski, Wayzen Lin
  • Patent number: 8788655
    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: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: OpenPeak Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Dare, Vadim Kacherov, Paul Krzyzanowski, Daniel Gittleman
  • Patent number: 8755309
    Abstract: A means for reliable inter-processor communication in a multi-processor system is described. In accordance with one aspect, a specially-configured serial bus is used as a general-purpose data link between a first processor and a second processor. The serial bus may be an Inter-IC Sound (I2S) bus. In accordance with another aspect, a network interface residing on a second processor is made available to a first processor via a data link established over an I2S bus. This allows the second processor to be used as a proxy and to support remote configuration and network address traversal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: id8 Group R2 Studios, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Krzyzanowski, Mark Grosberg, Eoin Hyden
  • Patent number: 8756311
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: OpenPeak Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Dare, John R. Brown, Paul Krzyzanowski, Michael Kelly
  • Patent number: 8745213
    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: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: OpenPeak Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Dare, Vadim Kacherov, Paul Krzyzanowski, Daniel Gittleman
  • Patent number: 8706818
    Abstract: Systems and methods for instant messaging remote control are disclosed. An instant messaging remote control includes an audio/visual remote control, an instant messaging user interface, an instant messaging navigator, a keypad and an integrated messaging/remote control application module. The instant messaging user interface enables a user to view instant messaging status and control instant messaging functions. The instant messaging navigator enables a user to switch between instant messaging sessions. The integrated messaging/remote control application module enables a set of application that integrate the operation of instant messaging and remote control of audio/visual devices, such as televisions, computers, radios and other devices. Additionally, the integrated messaging/remote control application module includes features that enable seamless transitions between an instant messaging remote control and a personal computer for carrying on one or more instant messaging sessions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Krzyzanowski, Justin Flores
  • Patent number: 8698752
    Abstract: A system and method are used to provide a user control interface for controlling multiple device functionality. The system comprises a support structure, control regions, depressible interaction devices, and a controller. The control regions are formed on the support structure. Each of the control regions comprises one or more light emitting panels. The depressible interaction devices cover respective ones of the control regions. The controller is coupled to the control regions and controls which portion of the one or more light emitting panels is output from respective ones of the interaction devices based on one or more modes of operation of the user control interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: id8 Group R2 Studios, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Krzyzanowski, Justin Flores
  • Patent number: 8695060
    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: September 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: OpenPeak Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Wade, Danilo Tan, John R. Brown, Paul Krzyzanowski, Daniel Gittleman, Robert M. Dare
  • Patent number: 8650290
    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: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: OpenPeak Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Dare, Vadim Kacherov, Paul Krzyzanowski, Daniel Gittleman
  • Patent number: 8615581
    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: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: OpenPeak Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Dare, Vadim Kacherov, Paul Krzyzanowski, Daniel Gittleman
  • Patent number: 8612582
    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: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: OpenPeak Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Dare, Vadim Kacherov, Paul Krzyzanowski, Daniel Gittleman
  • Publication number: 20130186405
    Abstract: A method and system for monitoring a medical device to ensure usage compliance by a patient are described herein. The method can include the steps of monitoring one or more parameters associated with the operation of the medical device, comparing the monitored parameters with one or more predetermined operational profiles and generating a signal that is indicative of whether the medical device is being used by the patient in substantial conformance with a predetermined usage pattern assigned to that patient. In one arrangement, the use of the medical device by the patient requires voluntary actions on the part of the patient to be in substantial conformance with the predetermined usage pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: OPENPEAK INC.
    Inventors: PAUL KRZYZANOWSKI, DAVID LEEDS
  • Patent number: 8390473
    Abstract: The present application is directed to a system and method of providing flexible real-time two-way energy control and monitoring between utility providers and consumers. Consumer friendly nodes permit communication of targeted information and control, while permitting the utility provider to remotely communicate and control in a real-time environment. Data collection of and accessibility by a community of utility consumers provides social feedback through comparative usage statistics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Openpeak Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Krzyzanowski, David Barclay
  • Publication number: 20130028446
    Abstract: Arrangements described herein relate to systems and methods for adjusting the audio output from an electrical device based on the orientation of the device to provide proper stereo audio output for more than one orientation of the device. The audio output system includes at least two speakers. The device includes an orientation sensor, which can be accelerometer, a gravity sensor, a gyroscope, a tilt sensor, an electronic compass, or combinations thereof. The audio output system can be operatively connected to the orientation sensor. Based on orientation data collected by the orientation sensor, output from the audio output system can be adjusted to provide audio output from opposing left and right regions of the device. Such adjustments can be implemented by the orientation sensor itself or by a switching device (such as a processor, digital logic gate or switching transistor) operatively positioned between the orientation sensor and the audio output system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: OPENPEAK INC.
    Inventor: Paul Krzyzanowski
  • Publication number: 20120303476
    Abstract: Mobile electronic devices, docking stations, and communication systems that include the same, as well as features and services offered by such mobile electronic devices, docking stations and communication systems are described. A mobile device in accordance with one embodiment includes a dual-mode capacitance sensor that can perform both a fingerprint scanning function and a user interface device function. A docking station in accordance with another embodiment can engage a mobile electronic device and also be removably attached to a component. Docking stations are also described that can communicate with one another to extend the feature sets of each. A mobile electronic device in accordance with another embodiment supports multiple profiles. Finally, a system in accordance with an embodiment performs attribute-based presentation of applications available in an application store to a mobile electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: OPENPEAK INC.
    Inventors: Paul Krzyzanowski, Daniel Gittleman
  • Publication number: 20120266095
    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: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventors: David Killian, Glenn Harter, Justin Flores, Paul Krzyzanowski
  • Publication number: 20120203859
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for improving the interaction between e-mails/web browsers and communication devices. In such systems and methods, an action of one communication device can effect an action on another communication device. A content source identifier is presented in an email or web page being viewed on a first communication device. If the content source identifier has a specific content type descriptor associated therewith (such as a particular MIME type), then a command can be sent to a second communication device to initiate an action thereon. The command can be sent to the second communication device by the first communication device and/or by a management server communicatively linked to the first and second communication devices. In one embodiment, the first communication device can be a desktop computer or a laptop computer, and the second communication device can be a laptop computer, a tablet computer or a smart phone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Applicant: OPENPEAK INC.
    Inventor: Paul Krzyzanowski
  • Publication number: 20120174237
    Abstract: A mobile device includes a protected mode in which the device automatically locks itself after a period of inactivity. In the protected mode, the device can determine whether it is in a trusted location. If the device is not in a trusted location, the device continues in the protected mode. If the device is within a trusted location, the device can alter the protected mode, such as by disabling the protected mode. Alternatively, a parameter associated with the protected mode can be changed. For instance, the period of inactivity before the device automatically self locks can be increased. The trusted location can be defined by a specific network, specific wireless access point, specific geographic coordinates or an express user indication. Such a device can avoid the frustration of repeatedly locking and unlocking the device if the user is located in an environment in which privacy and security concerns are minimized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2010
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: OPENPEAK INC.
    Inventor: Paul Krzyzanowski
  • Patent number: 8196064
    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 devices connected via a wired and/or wireless communications network. The devices include audio/visual devices (such as, televisions, monitors, PDAs, notepads, notebooks, MP3, portable stereo, etc.) as well as household appliances (such as, lighting, ovens, alarm clocks, etc.). The control server supports video/audio serving, telephony, messaging, file sharing, internetworking, and security. A portable controller allows a user to access and control the network devices from any location within a controlled residential and/or non-residential environment, including its surrounding areas. The controllers are enhanced to support location-awareness and user-awareness functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: id8 Group R2 Studios, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Krzyzanowski, Wayzen Lin, Michael Pitts, Justin Flores