Patents by Inventor Roy Want

Roy Want 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: 20140273826
    Abstract: Systems and methods for code communication are provided. A secure system wirelessly transmits, via a magnetic field transmitter, an access code to a handheld wireless communication device as a sequence of polarities of a short-range magnetic field. The wireless communication device senses the sequence of polarities and determines the code from the sensed sequence of polarities. The code provides access to the secure system. The handheld wireless communication device can wirelessly transmit the code received from the short-range magnetic field and identification information to the secure system to receive access to the secure system. The access is personalized based on at least the identification information and is maintained or validated when the handheld wireless communication device is within range of the short-range magnetic field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Roy Want, William Noah Schilit, Sean Keenan
  • Publication number: 20140222798
    Abstract: A method for incorporating information pertaining to geographic locations previously visited by a user into a search. The method includes: obtaining location information corresponding to a user account; determining, from the location information, one or more geographic locations that correspond to the location information; providing a user interface that includes a prompt that accepts search terms as input to a search query and an option to include a group of one or more geographic locations in the search query; and providing for display results related to the search terms and to one or more geographic locations in the group of one or more geographic locations when the option to include the group of one or more geographic locations is selected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Roy Want, William N. Schilit
  • Patent number: 8755785
    Abstract: Systems and methods of conducting collaborative sessions between mobile devices may provide for determining a time delay associated with a set of participating mobile devices, and determining a command execution time based at least in part on a clock of a managing device and the time delay. One or more control messages may be transmitted to the participating mobile devices, wherein the control messages include the command and the command execution time. Upon receiving a control message, each participating mobile device may determine a local execution time based at least in part on the command execution time and an offset of the clock of the managing device relative to a local clock. Execution of the command can therefore be coordinated across the set of participating mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Michelle X. Gong, Roy Want, Horst W. Haussecker, Jesse Walker, Sai P. Balasundaram
  • Patent number: 8705707
    Abstract: A method comprising determining that a phone call has been answered, missed, or terminated, generating an indication of the phone call being answered, missed, or terminated at a graphical user interface, and determining one or more contextual identifiers associated with the phone call. The contextual identifiers may include metadata associated with the phone call, and may be based on data associated with at least one of data generated indications and data received by the computing device from a first input at the graphical user interface associated with the computing device. The method further includes storing the contextual identifiers in association with the indication of the phone call in a data structure that includes other contextual identifiers associated with other indications of phone calls. The contextual identifiers and the other contextual identifiers included in the data structure are searchable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: William Noah Schilit, Roy Want
  • Patent number: 8686921
    Abstract: In general, in one aspect, the disclosure describes an apparatus having a frame buffer having a first area allocated to buffer display information for content to be displayed on a local display. A frame buffer allocator is to dynamically expand the frame buffer to include one or more additional areas allocated to buffer display information for content to be displayed on one or more remote displays associated with one or more wireless devices. A dynamic geometry manager is to configure the one or more additional areas of said frame buffer. One or more remote-frame-buffer protocols are to transfer the display information from the one or more additional areas to the one or more wireless devices. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Kenton M. Lyons, Roy Want, Trevor A. Pering
  • Patent number: 8638190
    Abstract: In general, techniques and systems for defining a gesture with a computing device using short-range communication are described. In one example, a method includes obtaining position information from an array of position devices using near-field communication (NFC) during a movement of the computing device with respect to the array, wherein the position information identifies unique positions within the array for each position device from which position information was obtained. The method may also include determining sequence information associated with the position information, wherein the sequence information is representative of an order in which the position information was obtained from each position device, and performing, by the computing device, an action based at least in part on the position information and the sequence information, wherein the position information and the sequence information are representative of a gesture input associated with the movement of the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Roy Want, Yang Li, William Noah Schilit
  • Patent number: 8626135
    Abstract: In general, techniques for using short range communication, such as near-field communication (NFC), to redirect the communication of a computing device to receive digital items selected at a kiosk may include receiving, by a computing device and from a kiosk computing device via a first communication pathway comprising short-range wireless communication, a device identifier associated with the kiosk computing device, wherein the kiosk computing device is operable to receive a selection of a digital item. The techniques may further include sending, by the computing device, a request for access to the digital item based at least in part on the device identifier associated with the kiosk computing device. The techniques may further include receiving, by the computing device via a second communication pathway, access to the digital item based at least in part on the device identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: William Noah Schilit, Roy Want, Robert Douglas Fritz, III
  • Patent number: 8565791
    Abstract: In general, techniques and systems for retrieving supplemental information associated with visual media are described. In one example, a method includes obtaining, by a computing device, position information from a position device using near-field communication (NFC), wherein the position information identifies a position of the position device in relation to a portion of visual media associated with the position device. The method may also include receiving, by the computing device, supplemental information that is provided by a networked device based at least in part on the position information, wherein the supplemental information comprises additional information related to the portion of the visual media. In some examples, the position device is included within an array of position devices mounted behind the visual media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: William Noah Schilit, Roy Want, Yang Li
  • Publication number: 20130276075
    Abstract: Apparatuses for peer-to-peer network setup are presented. In one embodiment, an apparatus comprises a wireless processing unit to communicate with a master device. The wireless processing unit is operable to receive encoded data in a two-dimensional (2D) barcode. The encoded data comprise at least user information associated with the master device including a user identifier, a device identifier, or both. The encoded data further comprise network information including a network identifier, a password, and a profile lifetime value. In one embodiment, the apparatus further comprises a display unit to display at least part of the user information and the network information to a user. The wireless processing unit is operable to initiate a peer-to-peer network setup with the master device based at least on a response from the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: Michelle X. Gong, Jesse Walker, Roy Want, Horst W. Haussecker
  • Patent number: 8560484
    Abstract: In some embodiments a controller is adapted to receive textual representation of content experienced by a user, to receive information about an interaction by the user with the content, and to determine a user model in response to the textual representation and the interaction. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Kenton M. Lyons, Barbara Rosario, Trevor Pering, Roy Want
  • Patent number: 8515413
    Abstract: In general, techniques and systems for retrieving supplemental information associated with visual media are described. In one example, a method includes obtaining, by a computing device, position information from a position device using near-field communication (NFC), wherein the position information identifies a position of the position device in relation to a portion of visual media associated with the position device. The method may also include receiving, by the computing device, supplemental information that is provided by a networked device based at least in part on the position information, wherein the supplemental information comprises additional information related to the portion of the visual media. In some examples, the position device is included within an array of position devices mounted behind the visual media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: William Noah Schilit, Roy Want, Yang Li
  • Publication number: 20130201098
    Abstract: In general, techniques and systems for controlling a parameter of a target device are described. In one example, a method includes obtaining, by a computing device, control information from an identification device that is associated with a target device, wherein the control information identifies the target device and a parameter that at least partially defines operation of the target device. The method may also include detecting, by at least one sensor of the computing device, physical movement of the computing device subsequent to obtaining the control information and transmitting the control information and movement information to a networked device configured to adjust a value of the parameter of the target device based at least in part on a function of the movement information. The movement information may include information that indicates the detected physical movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: William Noah Schilit, Roy Want
  • Patent number: 8504008
    Abstract: In general, techniques and systems for controlling a parameter of a target device are described. In one example, a method includes obtaining, by a computing device, control information from an identification device located remote from a target device, wherein the control information is associated with the target device, and, responsive to obtaining the control information, displaying a control panel at a display of the computing device, wherein the control panel comprises at least one parameter that at least partially defines operation of the target device. The method may also include receiving, by the computing device, an adjustment to the at least one parameter of the control panel, and responsive to receiving the adjustment, transmitting adjustment information to a receiver associated with the target device, wherein the adjustment information is representative of the adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Carl Gossweiler, III, Colin Albright McDonough, Roy Want
  • Publication number: 20130179306
    Abstract: A multi-dimensional function presented on a visual media including a plurality of tags associated with a plurality of parameters of the function is electronically executed using a mobile computing device. Each of the tags is interpretable by the mobile computing device. The mobile computing device interacts with two or more of the tags of the visual media to select values for two or more of the parameters of the function. The function is executed according to the selected values for the two or more parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Roy Want, William Noah Schilit
  • Patent number: 8456381
    Abstract: Device, system, and method of providing an extended display area with a desired relative display orientation. In some demonstrative embodiments, a mobile device may include a primary display that is extendible onto a remote display; a context sensor to provide an indication of the desired relative display orientation between first and second portions of the extended display area; and a connection module to determine the desired relative display orientation based on the provided indication, to associate the primary and remote displays, and to automatically configure the extended display area with the desired relative display orientation. The indication may be responsive to a manipulation of the mobile device, for example, a tilting or a rotation of the device in a direction generally corresponding to the desired orientation. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Trevor A. Pering, Roy Want
  • Publication number: 20130138521
    Abstract: A wireless communication device configured to transmit and receive near-field communication including data associated with the purchase of a product. Supplemental content associated with the purchased can be identified by the wireless device and/or a merchant device and provided to the wireless device. Supplemental content may include machine-readable and machine-storable work product and instruction, document, electronic media, computer-implemented instructions, or any form of content that can exist in a computer-based environment. The supplemental content may be determined based on information about the user, information about the product or service being purchased, and information about the point-of-sale.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Roy Want, Richard Gossweiler, Colin Albright McDonough
  • Publication number: 20130113760
    Abstract: A user device is presented. The user device includes an interactive substrate configured to receive touch input from a user of the user device. The user device also includes a plurality of acoustic transducers, each of the plurality of acoustic transducers being configured to generate an acoustic wave along the interactive substrate in response to a control signal. The user device also includes a first circuit configured to sense a position of the touch input from the user with respect to the interactive substrate. The user device further includes a second circuit configured to generate the control signal for each of the plurality of acoustic transducers to generate a desired vibration at the position of the touch input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Richard Carl Gossweiler, III, Roy Want
  • Patent number: 8405572
    Abstract: A display device can include a housing, a processor, and a display assembly. The processor can be arranged within the housing. The display assembly can be operably coupled to the processor and arranged within the housing. The display assembly can include a first display, a privacy filter, and a second display. The first display can output a first portion of the display. The second display can output a second portion of the display. The privacy filter and the first and second displays can be arranged such that the first portion of the display assembly is filtered by the privacy filter to be viewable in a first viewable arc. The second portion of the display assembly can be viewable in a second viewable arc that is different than the first viewable arc. The first and second displays can be LCD's.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Roy Want, Richard Carl Gossweiler, III, Colin Albright McDonough
  • Patent number: 8363586
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are disclosed for media access control (MAC) layer processing to support social networking and advertisements over the MAC layer of a local personal area network (PAN). An application interface permits a service category corresponding to the application to be selected, and further permits service announcements corresponding to the application to be advertised. Generator logic may generate the service announcements to be advertised. The MAC layer processor inserts the service announcements into beacons in the local MAC layer of the local PAN and also receives advertisements from other devices over the MAC layer of the local PAN. Monitor logic can monitor the MAC layer of the local PAN for advertisements corresponding to the selected service category. The monitor logic is also operatively coupled with the application interface for displaying advertised services corresponding to the selected service category.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Barbara Rosario, Shivani Sud, Trevor Pering, Roy Want
  • Publication number: 20120249806
    Abstract: Systems and methods of conducting collaborative sessions between mobile devices may provide for determining a time delay associated with a set of participating mobile devices, and determining a command execution time based at least in part on a clock of a managing device and the time delay. One or more control messages may be transmitted to the participating mobile devices, wherein the control messages include the command and the command execution time. Upon receiving a control message, each participating mobile device may determine a local execution time based at least in part on the command execution time and an offset of the clock of the managing device relative to a local clock. Execution of the command can therefore be coordinated across the set of participating mobile devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventors: Michelle X. Gong, Roy Want, Horst W. Haussecker, Jesse Walker, Sai P. Balasundaram