Patents by Inventor Rachid M. Alameh

Rachid M. Alameh 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: 20200344213
    Abstract: A wearable device enables access to VPN endpoint devices for secure data communication and privacy for a computing device. The wearable device stores VPN configuration information for a user, which includes the user's VPN credentials for each of one or more remote VPN endpoint devices. When the wearable device is in close proximity to a computing device and is being worn by a user that is authenticated to at least one of the wearable device and the computing device, the wearable device communicates the configuration information to the computing device. The computing device can then use this VPN configuration information to establish a VPN connection to a VPN endpoint device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: John J. Gorsica, IV, Rachid M. Alameh, Jarrett K. Simerson, Robert S. Witte
  • Publication number: 20200342144
    Abstract: Content visibility on a computing device is controlled based at least in part on the proximity of a wearable device to the computing device. When the wearable device is in close proximity to the computing device and the computing device is unlocked, the computing device operates in a full content visibility mode. In the full content visibility mode all user-selectable content on the computing device is displayed. When the wearable device is not in close proximity to the computing device and the computing device is unlocked, the computing device operates in a reduced content visibility mode. In the reduced content visibility mode content visibility on the computing device screen is reduced, such as by limiting which applications (e.g., application icons or widgets) are displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Rachid M. Alameh, Jarrett K. Simerson, John J. Gorsica, IV, Zhengping Ji
  • Publication number: 20200342076
    Abstract: A computing device supports the use of multiple different authenticators for a user to unlock his or her computing device and access his or her user account. An authenticator refers to something that the user knows or has that can be compared to known authentication data in order to authenticate the user. In one or more embodiments, the behavior of the computing device varies for different authenticators by displaying user-selectable content in different visibility modes based on which authenticator is used to authenticate the user. In one content visibility mode content is fully visible on the computing device display screen, whereas in another content visibility mode content visibility on the computing device display screen is reduced. Additionally or alternatively, the behavior of the computing device varies for different authenticators by using different authenticators for different contexts of the computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Rachid M. Alameh, Jarrett K. Simerson, John J. Gorsica, IV
  • Publication number: 20200342133
    Abstract: Content visibility on a computing device is controlled based at least in part on the current location of the computing device. When the current location is a safe location for making user-selectable content visible on a display screen of the computing device and the computing device is unlocked, the computing device operates in a full content visibility mode. In the full content visibility mode all user-selectable content on the computing device is accessible to a user of the computing device. When the current location is not a safe location for making user-selectable content visible on the display screen, the computing device operates in a reduced content visibility mode. In the reduced content visibility mode content visibility on the display screen is reduced, such as by limiting which applications (e.g., application icons or widgets) are displayed or otherwise accessible to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Rachid M. Alameh, Jarrett K. Simerson, John J. Gorsica, IV, Zhengping Ji
  • Publication number: 20200286475
    Abstract: A system receives a first voice input from a first user, such as a baby or a person who has had a stroke. Although the first user intends to communicate a particular meaning, the first voice input is not in a language that is known to the system and thus the system does not know the particular meaning that the first user intended. After receiving the first voice input, a second voice input is received from a second user. This second voice input is in a language that is known to the system. The system determines a meaning of the second voice input, associates this meaning with the first voice input, and uses this association to train a machine learning system. This machine learning system is used to attempt to understand the meaning of subsequent voice inputs received from the first user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Zhengping Ji, Rachid M. Alameh
  • Publication number: 20200192460
    Abstract: An electronic device includes one or more sensors to determine when the device is in use (e.g., being held or worn by the user) and when the device is not in use (e.g., is in a pocket or purse). Examples of such sensors include a capacitive sensor, a thermal sensor, a light sensor, etc. The device can be placed in a mount that allows the device to be more easily worn by the user. The mount extends the capabilities of the sensors on the device so that the sensors on the device can sense information through (or notwithstanding) the mount. The mount also optionally changes the viewpoints of one or more of the sensors, such as by re-directing a sensor that points to the side of the device so that rather than sensing information at the side of the mount information at the bottom of the mount is sensed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: John J. Gorsica, IV, Rachid M. Alameh
  • Patent number: 10616398
    Abstract: Techniques described herein provide modifications to a communication session based on a proximity context. Various implementations establish a communication session between a local communication device and a remote communication device. In response to establishing the communication session, one or more implementations determine a proximity context associated with an area around the local device, such as by detecting a proximity of various objects to the local device. Upon determining the proximity context, various embodiments alter various operating parameters associated the communication session, such as by reducing a speaker volume and/or announcing the presence of a person within proximity to the local device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Amit Kumar Agrawal, Rachid M. Alameh, Giles Tucker Davis
  • Publication number: 20190384411
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for selecting between multiple gesture recognition systems includes an electronic device determining a context of operation for the electronic device that affects a gesture recognition function performed by the electronic device. The electronic device also selects, based on the context of operation, one of a plurality of gesture recognition systems in the electronic device as an active gesture recognition system for receiving gesturing input to perform the gesture recognition function, wherein the plurality of gesture recognition systems comprises an image-based gesture recognition system and a non-image-based gesture recognition system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Rachid M. Alameh, Patrick J. Cauwels, David G. Fliszar
  • Publication number: 20190373104
    Abstract: Techniques described herein provide modifications to a communication session based on a proximity context. Various implementations establish a communication session between a local communication device and a remote communication device. In response to establishing the communication session, one or more implementations determine a proximity context associated with an area around the local device, such as by detecting a proximity of various objects to the local device. Upon determining the proximity context, various embodiments alter various operating parameters associated the communication session, such as by reducing a speaker volume and/or announcing the presence of a person within proximity to the local device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Amit Kumar Agrawal, Rachid M. Alameh, Giles Tucker Davis
  • Patent number: 10432779
    Abstract: Techniques described herein provide modifications to a communication session based on a proximity context. Various implementations establish a communication session between a local communication device and a remote communication device. In response to establishing the communication session, one or more implementations determine a proximity context associated with an area around the local device, such as by detecting a proximity of various objects to the local device. Upon determining the proximity context, various embodiments alter various operating parameters associated the communication session, such as by reducing a speaker volume and/or announcing the presence of a person within proximity to the local device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Amit Kumar Agrawal, Rachid M. Alameh, Giles Tucker Davis
  • Patent number: 10420031
    Abstract: An electronic device includes one or more processors, a motion detector, a temperature sensor, and/or one or more proximity sensor components. The one or more processors can detect the electronic device is disposed within a pocket. This can be done as a function of at least motion of the electronic device, an absence of finger touch along a housing of the electronic device, and an approximately common temperature occurring at both a first end of the electronic device and a second end of the electronic device. When the electronic device is detected in-pocket, the one or more processors can perform a control operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Rachid M Alameh, Paul Steuer
  • Patent number: 10402616
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a housing and a user interface. One or more processors are operable with the user interface. The user interface includes a touch sensor that includes a fingerprint sensor and at least one proximity sensor component. The proximity sensor component can be collocated with a thermally conductive band circumscribing the fingerprint sensor, or can be concentrically located with the fingerprint sensor. The proximity sensor component can actuate the fingerprint sensor upon receiving an infrared emission from an object external to the housing. The fingerprint sensor or proximity sensor component can then be optionally used to control the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Rachid M Alameh, Patrick J Cauwels, Jarrett K Simerson, Paul Steuer
  • Publication number: 20190268460
    Abstract: Techniques described herein provide modifications to a communication session based on a proximity context. Various implementations establish a communication session between a local communication device and a remote communication device. In response to establishing the communication session, one or more implementations determine a proximity context associated with an area around the local device, such as by detecting a proximity of various objects to the local device. Upon determining the proximity context, various embodiments alter various operating parameters associated the communication session, such as by reducing a speaker volume and/or announcing the presence of a person within proximity to the local device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Amit Kumar Agrawal, Rachid M. Alameh, Giles Tucker Davis
  • Patent number: 10387020
    Abstract: A display system includes a display and a control circuit operable with the display. The display is configured to provide visual output having a presentation orientation. When user input is received, the control circuit can alter the presentation orientation from an initial orientation in response to user input. When non-user events or device events are detected, the control circuit can revert the presentation orientation to the initial orientation in response to the non-user event or device event. Where the presentation orientation has a user input configuration associated therewith, the user input configuration can either be altered with the presentation orientation or retained in an initial disposition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Patrick Cauwels, Rachid M. Alameh, Timothy Dickinson, Phillip D. Rasky, Paul R. Steuer
  • Patent number: 10372323
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and devices for a gesture-enabled tool that enables a user to assemble a data bundle using a single continuous gesture to select items for the data bundle from a plurality of menus or lists and to deliver the data bundle to a recipient as part of the single continuous gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Martin R. Pais, Rachid M. Alameh, Paul B. Crosbie, Gaurav Gupta
  • Patent number: 10331223
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for selecting between multiple gesture recognition systems includes an electronic device determining a context of operation for the electronic device that affects a gesture recognition function performed by the electronic device. The electronic device also selects, based on the context of operation, one of a plurality of gesture recognition systems in the electronic device as an active gesture recognition system for receiving gesturing input to perform the gesture recognition function, wherein the plurality of gesture recognition systems comprises an image-based gesture recognition system and a non-image-based gesture recognition system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Rachid M. Alameh, Patrick J. Cauwels, David G. Fliszar
  • Patent number: 10289820
    Abstract: A system and method for iris authentication in an electronic device employ an array of steered gesture recognition IR (infrared) LEDs (light emitting diodes) to provide illumination suited for each of a number of device operational modes. The gesture recognition IR LEDs are steered via mirror steering in an embodiment. One or more device operational state sensors detect user contact, device orientation, and device motion to determine the device operational mode and the gesture recognition IR LEDs are steered in accordance with the determined mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Rachid M Alameh, Jiri Slaby
  • Patent number: 10284708
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a housing, a user interface, and one or more processors operable with the user interface. At least one proximity sensor component is operable with the one or more processors and can include an infrared signal receiver to receive an infrared emission from an object external to the housing. The one or more processors can be operable to actuate one or more user interface devices when the infrared signal receiver receives the infrared emission from an object external to the housing. The actuation can be a function of distance, in accordance with a prioritization, or combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Rachid M Alameh, Patrick J Cauwels, Paul Steuer
  • Patent number: 10255801
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a housing and one or more processors. At least one proximity sensor component is operable with the one or more processors and can include an infrared signal receiver to receive an infrared emission from an object external to the housing. The one or more processors can operate the at least one proximity sensor component at a first sensitivity until the infrared signal receiver receives the infrared emission from the object, and then operate the at least one proximity sensor component at a second sensitivity after the infrared signal receiver receives the infrared emission from the object. A motion detector can be actuated when the infrared signal receiver receives the infrared emission from the object at the first distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Rachid M Alameh, Patrick J Cauwels, Paul Steuer
  • Patent number: 10257343
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a housing and one or more processors. At least one proximity sensor component is operable with the one or more processors and can include an infrared signal receiver to receive an infrared emission from an object external to the housing. The one or more processors can receive, with a communication circuit, an incoming communication from a remote communication device and determine whether a person is within a thermal reception radius of the at least one proximity sensor component. Where the person is not within the thermal reception radius, the one or more processors can perform a control operation in response to receiving the incoming communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Rachid M Alameh, Kevin J McDunn