Patents by Inventor Ramy S. Ayoub

Ramy S. Ayoub 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: 20220053271
    Abstract: In embodiments of an audio control module (318), audio data (310) is received from an audio data source (314) for output to an audio rendering device (316). An initialization input (326) can be received from a wireless audio headset (320) and, responsive to receiving the initialization input, the audio data (328) is communicated to the audio headset. The audio that would be generated from the audio data (322) at the audio rendering device (316) is also limited, such as by replacing the audio data (322) with null audio data, clearing audio data packets from the audio data (322), or by asserting a mute signal (336) to the audio rendering device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2021
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Applicant: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Ramy S. AYOUB, Brian J. SIBILSKY
  • Publication number: 20210361382
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for clinicians in a medical environment to remotely assess the status of an asset without physically going to the specific place where the asset is located. By using sensors and special purpose rooms, the methods and systems provide an accurate view of what is going on with the asset. Furthermore, the methods and systems can be extrapolated to a patient's status (knowing if the patient is asleep or awake, or when the patient wakes up post anesthesia—this would imply that the patient wears a tag).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Inventors: Bogdan R. Nedelcu, Ramy S. Ayoub
  • Patent number: 11178489
    Abstract: In embodiments of an audio control module (318), audio data (310) is received from an audio data source (314) for output to an audio rendering device (316). An initialization input (326) can be received from a wireless audio headset (320) and, responsive to receiving the initialization input, the audio data (328) is communicated to the audio headset. The audio that would be generated from the audio data (322) at the audio rendering device (316) is also limited, such as by replacing the audio data (322) with null audio data, clearing audio data packets from the audio data (322), or by asserting a mute signal (336) to the audio rendering device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Ramy S Ayoub, Brian J Sibilsky
  • Patent number: 11007033
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for clinicians in a medical environment to remotely assess the status of an asset without physically going to the specific place where the asset is located. By using sensors and special purpose rooms, the methods and systems provide an accurate view of what is going on with the asset. Furthermore, the methods and systems can be extrapolated to a patient's status (knowing if the patient is asleep or awake, or when the patient wakes up post anesthesia—this would imply that the patient wears a tag).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Intelligent Locations, LLC
    Inventors: Bogdan R. Nedelcu, Ramy S. Ayoub
  • Publication number: 20190125486
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for clinicians in a medical environment to remotely assess the status of an asset without physically going to the specific place where the asset is located. By using sensors and special purpose rooms, the methods and systems provide an accurate view of what is going on with the asset. Furthermore, the methods and systems can be extrapolated to a patient's status (knowing if the patient is asleep or awake, or when the patient wakes up post anesthesia—this would imply that the patient wears a tag).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Bogdan R. Nedelcu, Ramy S. Ayoub
  • Patent number: 9485542
    Abstract: Methods of adding an inline reply to a video email/message and presenting a chain of video emails/messages are provided. A video email/message is received and an inline reply to the video email/message is generated and associated with a point during playback of the video email/message. The inline reply is sent by return email such that, during subsequent playback of the video email/message, playback of the video email/message is paused at the point and the inline reply is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Praveen Girish, Ramy S. Ayoub, Santosh Gondi, Sadeesh Kumar, Manohar Thagadur Nataraju
  • Patent number: 9384217
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method detects a user input for a telestration on an image being displayed on a display device and determines a plurality of image portions of the image based on the telestration. The plurality of image portions are determined by a boundary around each image portion based on the telestration. The method then determines a set of tags for the plurality of image portions. The set of tags are determined based on image recognition of content in the plurality of image portions. An operator is determined based on the telestration where the operator characterizes an operation to perform for the plurality of image portions. The method determines a search query based on applying the operator to the set of tags and causes a search to be performed using the search query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Ramy S. Ayoub, Swee M. Mok
  • Patent number: 9191500
    Abstract: Methods and devices are provided for identifying a caller after receiving a missed call from a calling device that is not associated with the caller. An exemplary method involves obtaining an audio message from the caller, recognizing the caller as being a first contact of the called individual by matching an audio sample associated with the first contact to at least a portion of the audio message, and graphically indicating an association between the first contact and the missed call after recognizing the first contact as the caller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Mark R. Lemke, Ramy S. Ayoub
  • Patent number: 9075572
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for enhancing the video and audio capabilities of an electronic device (102) using a media enhancement dock (150, 250). According to certain aspects, the systems and methods enhance a field of view of a camera (116) with one or more optical lenses (152, 252, 254). Three dimensional images may be captured and constructed based on images from multiple optical lenses and a shutter (256). The dock may also enhance the sound captured by providing one or more far-field microphones (154, 262, 264). A beamforming analysis of the audio signals from multiple microphones may increase the sensitivity and localization of sound. Internal and/or external light sources may be adjusted by the dock to achieve a sufficient level of ambient light in the environment. Videoconferencing and gesture control applications executing on the electronic device may be enriched through use of the media enhancement dock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Ramy S Ayoub, Daniel F Tell
  • Patent number: 8958018
    Abstract: A remote control device for a separate electronic device to be controlled has a secondary display screen, at least one user-input mechanism, and at least one microprocessor running a user interface application for use in providing control over operation of the electronic device to be controlled. The user interface application causes a user interface to be displayed on the display screen of the remote control device, and the user interface displayed on the display screen graphically mirrors a corresponding user interface independently run by the electronic device to be controlled. The remote control device also has a transmitter and receiver mounted within the body enabling a two-way wireless communication link to be established with the electronic device to be controlled. Apparatus and a method for controlling operation of a media display system are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Brian J. Sibilsky, Ramy S. Ayoub, Loren J. Rittle, Wu-Hsi Li, Alvin D. Yates
  • Publication number: 20140349620
    Abstract: Methods and devices are provided for identifying a caller after receiving a missed call from a calling device that is not associated with the caller. An exemplary method involves obtaining an audio message from the caller, recognizing the caller as being a first contact of the called individual by matching an audio sample associated with the first contact to at least a portion of the audio message, and graphically indicating an association between the first contact and the missed call after recognizing the first contact as the caller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Mark R. Lemke, Ramy S. Ayoub
  • Publication number: 20140253472
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method detects a user input for a telestration on an image being displayed on a display device and determines a plurality of image portions of the image based on the telestration. The plurality of image portions are determined by a boundary around each image portion based on the telestration. The method then determines a set of tags for the plurality of image portions. The set of tags are determined based on image recognition of content in the plurality of image portions. An operator is determined based on the telestration where the operator characterizes an operation to perform for the plurality of image portions. The method determines a search query based on applying the operator to the set of tags and causes a search to be performed using the search query.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: GENERAL INSTRUMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ramy S. Ayoub, Swee M. Mok
  • Patent number: 8805347
    Abstract: Methods and devices are provided for identifying a caller after receiving a missed call from a calling device that is not associated with the caller. An exemplary method involves obtaining an audio message from the caller, recognizing the caller as being a first contact of the called individual by matching an audio sample associated with the first contact to at least a portion of the audio message, and graphically indicating an association between the first contact and the missed call after recognizing the first contact as the caller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Mark R. Lemke, Ramy S. Ayoub
  • Patent number: 8699360
    Abstract: A communications system and method for exchanging spectrum usage information through a drop box (100) includes one or more central stations (101) that defines a region of operation. A central drop box (102) is associated with the central station (101) for providing a database of spectrum usage information. Stations (103, 105, 107) using the communications system may submit information regarding spectrum usage to the central drop box (102) that affects the region of operation (109, 115) for providing the most efficient and non-interfering uses of the frequency spectrum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Motorola Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen L. Kuffner, Ramy S. Ayoub, John M. Belcea, Gregory J. Buchwald, Lynn D. Dann, Mario F. Derango, Lawrence M. Ecklund, Randy L. Ekl, Michael S. Johnson, S. David Silk
  • Patent number: 8656422
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for managing targeted advertisements for linear television is provided herein. During operation a client device will determine whether or not an advertisement opportunity duration is known, unknown, or variable. Based on this determination, advertisements that best match the advertisement opportunity duration will be chosen via separate algorithms. More particularly, a first algorithm will be used to choose advertisements when the advertisement opportunity duration is known, a second algorithm will be used to choose advertisements when the advertisement opportunity duration is unknown, and a third algorithm will be used to choose advertisements when the advertisement opportunity duration is variable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Ranjeet Kumar, Ramy S. Ayoub, Lei Cao, Jiong Li, Mohammed Safiq Mohammed Iqbal, Hui Shen, Kok Meng Wong
  • Publication number: 20140022183
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and apparatus for sending information from a first computer to a second computer. The first computer may comprise a gesture module, a device-detection module, and a transmission module. The method may comprise receiving, by the gesture module, an input. The input may specify the information that is to be sent and a direction relative to the first computer. The input may have been generated by a user of the first computer performing a gesture. Using the specified direction, the device-detection module may then identify the second computer. The second computer may be located relative to the first computer substantially in the specified direction. The specified information may then be sent, by the transmission module, to the second computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: GENERAL INSTRUMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ramy S. Ayoub, Joseph F. Wodka
  • Publication number: 20130311298
    Abstract: A system and method is configured to receive a single video stream, synchronized with multiple audio streams, from a content producer. In addition, viewer information is received from a client device; and viewer profile information is retrieved. The client device is provided instructions to switch to one of the multiple audio streams that closely correspond to the viewer profile information, while maintaining the same video stream and synchronization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: GENERAL INSTRUMENT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ramy S. Ayoub
  • Publication number: 20130293670
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for enhancing the video and audio capabilities of an electronic device (102) using a media enhancement dock (150, 250). According to certain aspects, the systems and methods enhance a field of view of a camera (116) with one or more optical lenses (152, 252, 254). Three dimensional images may be captured and constructed based on images from multiple optical lenses and a shutter (256). The dock may also enhance the sound captured by providing one or more far-field microphones (154, 262, 264). A beamforming analysis of the audio signals from multiple microphones may increase the sensitivity and localization of sound. Internal and/or external light sources may be adjusted by the dock to achieve a sufficient level of ambient light in the environment. Videoconferencing and gesture control applications executing on the electronic device may be enriched through use of the media enhancement dock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: General Instrument Corporation
    Inventors: Ramy S. Ayoub, Daniel F. Tell
  • Publication number: 20130201397
    Abstract: In embodiments of an audio control module (318), audio data (310) is received from an audio data source (314) for output to an audio rendering device (316). An initialization input (326) can be received from a wireless audio headset (320) and, responsive to receiving the initialization input, the audio data (328) is communicated to the audio headset. The audio that would be generated from the audio data (322) at the audio rendering device (316) is also limited, such as by replacing the audio data (322) with null audio data, clearing audio data packets from the audio data (322), or by asserting a mute signal (336) to the audio rendering device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: General Instrument Corporation
    Inventors: Ramy S. Ayoub, Brian J. Sibilsky
  • Publication number: 20130185750
    Abstract: A method for selectively distributing content from a backend content distribution system (CDS) to at least one subscriber device includes: receiving information from a monitored environment corresponding to a subscriber device of the at least one subscriber device; correlating, using a processor of the backend CDS, a context identified by the received information to one or more specific content; inserting the specific content into a content stream being transmitted to the subscriber device; and transmitting along with the specific content at least one of (a) correlative information explaining a context surrounding why the specific content is being presented and (b) a selectable affordance by which access to the correlative information is provided. The received information includes at least one of (a) sensor information received from a sensor located within the monitored environment and (b) detected subscriber behavior captured by the subscriber device, and (c) subscriber-provided context information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: General Instrument Corporation
    Inventor: Ramy S. Ayoub