Patents by Inventor Robert Mayor

Robert Mayor 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: 10568016
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to ceasing the renewal of a virtual access device that is dormant. Some embodiments may receive a dormancy request from an authorization server, where the dormancy request includes information identifying a virtual access device. Embodiments may determine that the virtual access device is dormant based at least on previous transactions involving the virtual access device and at least one dormancy rule. Certain embodiments may send a dormancy response to the authorization server indicating that the virtual access device is dormant. An authorization server may determine not to renew a virtual access device based at least upon the dormancy response. As such, the authorization server need not provision a mobile device with an updated virtual access device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: VISA INTERNATIONAL SERVICE ASSOCIATION
    Inventors: Robert Youdale, Shalini Mayor
  • Publication number: 20190394649
    Abstract: Techniques and systems for unlocking a first device based on signals transmitted between the first device and a second device are disclosed. A disclosed technique includes receiving, by a first device, at least one wireless signal from a second device; transmitting, by the first device, at least one wireless signal to the second device; determining, by the first device, transit times of the at least one received wireless signal and the at least one transmitted wireless signal; determining, by the first device, one or more range measurements between the first device and the second device based at least in part on the transit times; determining, by the first device, an unlock decision based at least in part on the one or more range measurements; and causing, by at least the first device, the first device to unlock if the unlock decision is positive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Brent M. Ledvina, David Benjamin Millman, Johan Olav Bergerengen, Robert Mayor
  • Patent number: 10512762
    Abstract: An implantable medical device is disclosed that includes a valve seat and a valve member movable with respect to the valve seat. An adjustment circuit assembly includes a resistive element that is coupled to the valve member and operable to position the valve member relative to the valve seat so as to alter the pressure setting in response to a current applied to the resistive element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Medtronic Xomed, Inc.
    Inventors: William Jeffrey Bertrand, Robert K. Vaccaro, Chun Man Alan Leung, Michael Ayoub, Pierre Jaquier, Laetitia Mayor, Thomas Junker, Guillaume Schmit
  • Patent number: 10440651
    Abstract: In general, in one aspect, a method includes receiving, on a mobile device, an indication that an application executing on the mobile device has entered a background state, determining, based on data received from a location system of the mobile device, that the mobile device has remained within a geographic area during a time interval, the geographic area being defined by a radius determined according to an application type of the application, and disabling at least a portion of the location system of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn Donald MacGougan, Jay N. Bruins, Robert Mayor, Ronald Keryuan Huang, Stephen J. Rhee
  • Patent number: 10440574
    Abstract: Techniques and systems for unlocking a first device based on signals transmitted between the first device and a second device are disclosed. A disclosed technique includes receiving, by a first device, at least one wireless signal from a second device; transmitting, by the first device, at least one wireless signal to the second device; determining, by the first device, transit times of the at least one received wireless signal and the at least one transmitted wireless signal; determining, by the first device, one or more range measurements between the first device and the second device based at least in part on the transit times; determining, by the first device, an unlock decision based at least in part on the one or more range measurements; and causing, by at least the first device, the first device to unlock if the unlock decision is positive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Brent M. Ledvina, David Benjamin Millman, Johan Olav Bergerengen, Robert Mayor
  • Publication number: 20190274035
    Abstract: Reduced resolution location determination for improved anonymity of a user location is disclosed. In some implementations, a first location of a computing device operating in a geographic area is determined. A population density of the geographic area is estimated. A grid overlay is generated, including a number of cells based on the estimated population density. Using the grid overlay, a second location is generated for the computing device that is less precise than the first location. The less precise second location can be used in a local search or other application to improve the anonymity of the user location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald K. Huang, Lukas M. Marti, Stephen J. Rhee, Robert Mayor, Tadaaki Shimada
  • Patent number: 10349374
    Abstract: In some implementations, a method includes receiving, from a server, location data identifying locations of access points and mobile access points. A mobile device may determine an identifier of an access point within a communication range. The identifier is compared with the location data to identify parameters for the access point. The access point is determined to be a mobile access point based on the identified parameters included in the location data. In response to identifying the mobile access point, operating parameters executed by the mobile device are updated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Mayor, Ronald Keryuan Huang, Yefim Grosman
  • Publication number: 20190191275
    Abstract: Among other things, we describe a method that includes, on an electronic device, determining that a current quality metric of signals received by a location system of the electronic device does not meet a threshold quality metric, and based on the determination, selecting a recommendation for changing a position of the device in a manner that would alter the current quality metric. This aspect can also include corresponding systems, apparatus, and computer program products stored on a storage device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Pejman Lotfali Kazemi, Glenn Donald MacGougan, Robert Mayor
  • Publication number: 20190094379
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments use 3D city models and shadow mapping to improve altitude fixes in urban environments. In an embodiment, a method comprises: generating a set of three-dimensional (3D) candidate positions in a geographic area of interest; predicting global navigation satellite system (GNSS) signal visibility at selected ones of the 3D candidate positions; receiving GNSS signals at a current location of the mobile device; determining observed satellite visibility based on the received GNSS signals; comparing the predicted satellite visibility with the observed satellite visibility; determining a position fix based on a result of the comparing; determining an indoor environment where the mobile device is located based at least on an altitude component of the position fix; obtaining structural data for the identified indoor environment; and determining a floor lower bound for the current location of the mobile device based on the altitude component and the structural data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Kumar Gaurav Chhokra, Glenn Donald MacGougan, Robert Mayor
  • Patent number: 10171946
    Abstract: Systems, methods, devices and computer-readable storage mediums are disclosed for assisted GNSS velocity estimation. In an implementation, a method comprises: obtaining, by a mobile device, a step-based speed measurement based on sensor data; obtaining, by the mobile device, a step-based speed uncertainty associated with the step-based speed measurement; determining, by the mobile device, that one or more assistance conditions are met; responsive to the determining, assisting a state estimator using the step-based speed measurement and the associated step-based speed uncertainty; and estimating at least one of the position, velocity or speed of the mobile device using the assisted state estimator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn Donald MacGougan, Changlin Ma, Kumar Gaurav Chhokra, Robert Mayor
  • Publication number: 20180352379
    Abstract: A method comprising: receiving a radio map of an indoor venue using survey data collected by a survey device positioned throughout the venue, the radio map including a boundary; obtaining harvest data that correspond to locations that are outside of the boundary; filtering the harvest data; and extending the radio map using the survey data and the filtered harvest data, wherein the extended radio map is defined at least in part by an extension of the boundary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Wei Kong, Robert Mayor, Chun-Yuan Yang, Darin Tay
  • Patent number: 10091646
    Abstract: Reduced resolution location determination for improved anonymity of a user location is disclosed. In some implementations, a first location of a computing device operating in a geographic area is determined. A population density of the geographic area is estimated. A grid overlay is generated, including a number of cells based on the estimated population density. Using the grid overlay, a second location is generated for the computing device that is less precise than the first location. The less precise second location can be used in a local search or other application to improve the anonymity of the user location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald K. Huang, Lukas M. Marti, Stephen J. Rhee, Robert Mayor, Tadaaki Shimada
  • Patent number: 10085115
    Abstract: System and method for submitting a location of a mobile device to a public service for providing emergency assistance are described. A mobile device can determine that a user is making an emergency call from the mobile device. The mobile device can then enable a location determination function of the mobile device and determine a location of the mobile device. The mobile device can determine the location in multiple attempts, including, in a first time window, attempting to determine a location with low uncertainty and, if the attempt fails, determining a location with high uncertainty in a second time window. The mobile device can then submit the location to a dispatcher through a mobile network operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Mayor, Glenn Donald MacGougan
  • Patent number: 10080103
    Abstract: Techniques of range free proximity determination are described. A mobile device can determine an entry into or exit from a proximity fence upon determining that the mobile device is sufficiently close to a signal source. The proximity fence can be a virtual fence defined by the signal source and associated with a service. The mobile device can detect signals from multiple signal sources. The mobile device can determine that, among the signal sources, one or more signal sources are located closest to the mobile device based on a ranking of the signal sources using signal strength. The mobile device can determine a probability indicating a confident level of the ranking. The mobile device can determine that the mobile device entered or exited a proximity fence associated with a highest ranked signal source satisfying a confidence threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Pejman Lotfali Kazemi, Lukas M. Marti, Robert Mayor, Shannon M. Ma, Ronald K. Huang
  • Publication number: 20180249294
    Abstract: Methods, program products, and systems of using a mobile WAP for location and context purposes are disclosed. In general, in one aspect, a server can estimate an effective location of a wireless access gateway using harvested data. The server can harvest location data from multiple mobile devices. The harvested data can include a location of each mobile device and an identifier of a wireless access gateway that is located within a communication range of the mobile device. In some implementations, the server can identify a mobile wireless access gateway based on a distance comparison. Data indicating the mobility of a wireless access gateway can be used by a mobile device to initiate one or more actions, including managing power of the mobile device, modifying entrance and exit conditions of virtual fences and determining a context of the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald K. Huang, Robert Mayor, Lukas M. Marti
  • Patent number: 10064003
    Abstract: A mobile device can monitor a current location using a multi-tier approach. A baseband subsystem can monitor a coarse location of the mobile device using various course location parameters, such as a mobile country code (MCC), a location area code (LAC), or a cell identifier (cell ID), as the mobile device moves closer to the geographic region. Upon determining that the mobile device is in a cell that intersects the geographic region, the baseband subsystem can transfer the monitoring to the application subsystem. The task can be performed when the application subsystem determines that the mobile device is currently located in the geographic region. A beacon network can provide more accurate estimates of mobile device location and advertise location based services available to the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Morgan Grainger, Robert Mayor, Ronald K. Huang
  • Patent number: 10024876
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer-readable mediums are disclosed for GNSS velocity estimation for pedestrians. In some implementations, a method includes receiving a periodic sensor signal; determining a fundamental motion frequency of the periodic sensor signal; extracting a periodicity feature from the periodic sensor signal based on the fundamental motion frequency; and responsive to the extracting, initiating pedestrian velocity estimation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Isaac Thomas Miller, Glenn Donald MacGougan, Robert Mayor
  • Patent number: 10018470
    Abstract: A location-aware device detects if a personal or point of interest region has been entered or exited and a current context of the device. In response, an operating mode is selected based on the region and a current context of the device. The operating mode is configurable by a user, including setting geofence parameters, context parameters and operating mode parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald K. Huang, Robert Mayor, Maximilian H. Luttrell, Brendan J. Langoulant, Vera Carr, Stephen J. Rhee, Gregory Novick
  • Publication number: 20180167771
    Abstract: Techniques of range free proximity determination are described. A mobile device can determine an entry into or exit from a proximity fence upon determining that the mobile device is sufficiently close to a signal source. The proximity fence can be a virtual fence defined by the signal source and associated with a service. The mobile device can detect signals from multiple signal sources. The mobile device can determine that, among the signal sources, one or more signal sources are located closest to the mobile device based on a ranking of the signal sources using signal strength. The mobile device can determine a probability indicating a confident level of the ranking. The mobile device can determine that the mobile device entered or exited a proximity fence associated with a highest ranked signal source satisfying a confidence threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Pejman Lotfali Kazemi, Lukas M. Marti, Robert Mayor, Shannon M. Ma, Ronald K. Huang
  • Patent number: 9980096
    Abstract: Methods, program products, and systems of using a mobile WAP for location and context purposes are disclosed. In general, in one aspect, a server can estimate an effective location of a wireless access gateway using harvested data. The server can harvest location data from multiple mobile devices. The harvested data can include a location of each mobile device and an identifier of a wireless access gateway that is located within a communication range of the mobile device. In some implementations, the server can identify a mobile wireless access gateway based on a distance comparison. Data indicating the mobility of a wireless access gateway can be used by a mobile device to initiate one or more actions, including managing power of the mobile device, modifying entrance and exit conditions of virtual fences and determining a context of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald K. Huang, Robert Mayor, Lukas M. Marti