Patents by Inventor Russell Patenaude

Russell Patenaude 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: 20070001876
    Abstract: A method for dynamically demonstrating vehicle features and vehicle promotions. The method involves a telematics unit receiving a broadcast over a wireless channel wherein the broadcast includes commercial information associated with at least one of the vehicle features and the vehicle promotions, filtering the broadcast to yield demonstration information which is at least a portion of the commercial information, and presenting the filtered demonstration information in an audio format and/or a video format.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2005
    Publication date: January 4, 2007
    Inventors: Russell Patenaude, Shpetim Veliu
  • Publication number: 20060265217
    Abstract: A method and system for eliminating redundant voice recognition feedback includes receiving a voice command input at a command processor and determining a feedback requirement. The method further provides a voice command feedback based on the feedback requirement. A computer usable medium with suitable computer program code is provided for eliminating redundant voice recognition feedback.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2005
    Publication date: November 23, 2006
    Inventors: James Bicego, Anthony Sumcad, Russell Patenaude
  • Patent number: 7130633
    Abstract: The current invention provides a method and system for establishing communication to a mobile module. A plurality of call signals is initiated into the mobile module from a plurality of remote communication devices based on a timed sequence. Which of the plurality of call signals has established communication with the mobile module is determined. The call signals that have not established communication are terminated based on the determination. A computer usable medium with suitable computer program code is employed for establishing communication to a mobile module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2006
    Assignee: General Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Hitan S. Kamdar, Russell A. Patenaude, Anthony J. Sumcad, Shpetim S. Veliu, Brad T. Reeser
  • Publication number: 20060241817
    Abstract: A method of enabling vehicle communications includes receiving a mode change trigger at a telematics unit; receiving a signal at the telematics unit responsive to a trigger event; modifying a wake up mode of the telematics unit based on the signal; and energizing the telematics unit based on the modified wake up mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2005
    Publication date: October 26, 2006
    Inventor: Russell Patenaude
  • Publication number: 20060235688
    Abstract: A method of repeating a computer recognized string in a telematics unit in a vehicle, including receiving a user utterance at the telematics unit from a user, the user utterance including a plurality of words and a plurality of user pauses between the words, parsing the user utterance into a plurality of phonemes, forming a data string in which each user pause is associated with a phoneme adjacent to the user pause, and playing back the data string.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2005
    Publication date: October 19, 2006
    Inventors: James Bicego, Anthony Sumcad, Russell Patenaude
  • Patent number: 7123907
    Abstract: A method and system for testing cellular network integrity using telematics comprising determining at least one network condition data at a telematics unit, initiating a data call from the telematics unit to a telematics call center, establishing a data call communication channel between the telematics unit and the telematics call center, and transmitting at least one network condition data to the telematics call center via the established data call communication channel. A computer usable medium with suitable computer program code is employed for testing cellular network integrity using telematics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2006
    Assignee: General Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony J. Sumcad, Christopher L. Oesterling, Russell A. Patenaude, Hitan S. Kamdar, Brad T. Reeser, Shpetim S. Veliu
  • Publication number: 20060212300
    Abstract: A method of receiving vehicle sales information at a telematics unit in a vehicle via a wireless connection from a control node includes receiving a trigger input at the telematics unit and providing the vehicle sales information to a local customer responsive to the received trigger input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2005
    Publication date: September 21, 2006
    Inventors: Brad Resser, Russell Patenaude, Shpetim Veliu, Anthony Sumcad
  • Publication number: 20060173587
    Abstract: A method for remotely operating vehicle functions including receiving at least one wireless key fob signal at a kiosk system, receiving a vehicle function request at the kiosk system, and sending the wireless key fob signal from the kiosk system to a vehicle based on the vehicle function request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2005
    Publication date: August 3, 2006
    Inventors: Christopher Oesterling, Shpetim Veliu, Hitan Kamdar, Russell Patenaude, Brad Reeser, Anthony Sumcad
  • Publication number: 20060136106
    Abstract: A method for providing entertainment in a vehicle, including monitoring entertainment selections at a telematics unit, determining at least one user entertainment selection profile based on the monitoring and activating entertainment units based on the profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2004
    Publication date: June 22, 2006
    Inventors: Russell Patenaude, Patty Kogowski, Brad Reeser, Julianne Petschke
  • Publication number: 20060135170
    Abstract: A method for providing wireless connection capability for a telematics unit including determining a connection failure between the telematics unit and a call center, providing the telematics unit with an alternative cellular identifier pair at the telematics unit based on the determination and attempting to establish a connection between the telematics unit and the call center using the alternative cellular identifier pair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2004
    Publication date: June 22, 2006
    Inventor: Russell Patenaude
  • Publication number: 20060128301
    Abstract: A method of presenting channels to the user of a multi-channel wireless media service is provided. A user input is received in a mobile unit, wherein the user input has an associated category. At least one channel of the multi-channel wireless media service responsive to the user input is determined based upon a relationship of the channel to the associated category. Access to the channel is provided to the user. Alternative methods as well as systems and programs for accomplishing the method are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2004
    Publication date: June 15, 2006
    Inventors: Walter A. Dorfstatter, Russell Patenaude, Brad Reeser
  • Publication number: 20060128365
    Abstract: A method of customizing hold-time content in a mobile vehicle communication system includes gathering preference information from the mobile vehicle, determining hold-time content from the preference information and playing the determined hold-time content while the call is on hold. Systems and programs for customizing hold-time content are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2004
    Publication date: June 15, 2006
    Inventors: Hitan Kamdar, Russell Patenaude, Brad Reeser, Anthony Sumcad
  • Publication number: 20060089100
    Abstract: A method of tracking short-range wireless communication in a vehicle. The method includes tracking a total usage time of a short-range wireless connection between a telematics unit and a portable wireless communication device, sending the tracked total usage time from the telematics unit to a call center via a wireless connection and generating a usage bill at the call center based on the total usage time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2004
    Publication date: April 27, 2006
    Inventors: Russell Patenaude, Anthony Sumcad, Hitan Kamdar
  • Publication number: 20060079207
    Abstract: A method for configuring hold entertainment includes monitoring a wireless connection between a telematics unit and a call center for a data input and muting a source input responsive to detection of the data input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2004
    Publication date: April 13, 2006
    Inventors: Hitan Kamdar, Russell Patenaude, Anthony Sumcad, Shpetim Veliu
  • Patent number: 7020545
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for managing registration requests of a telematics unit within a telematics equipped mobile vehicle. The method includes receiving a restricted use command from a service provider, initiating a restricted use mode based on the received restricted use command, and modulating a transmission rate of at least one registration request based on the restricted use mode. The restricted use command may include a contact increment. The contact increment may include contact rate information. The contact increment may include contact initiation information. The restricted use mode may operate the telematics unit in a low-power configuration. The step of modulating the transmission rate of the registration request may include identifying a contact increment within the received restricted use command, determining contact information within the contact increment, and implementing the modulated transmission rate based on the determined contact information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Assignee: General Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Hitan S. Kamdar, Kenneth Enborg, Russell A. Patenaude, Brad T. Reeser
  • Publication number: 20060025173
    Abstract: A pre-connection readiness system employs a telematics unit and a telematics call center. The telematics unit receives and stores pre-connection user information prior to a connection between the telematics unit and the telematics call center. The telematics unit and the telematics call center exchange the pre-connection user information subsequent to the connection between the telematics unit and the telematics call center.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2004
    Publication date: February 2, 2006
    Inventors: Hitan Kamdar, Russell Patenaude, Anthony Sumcad, Shpetim Veliu, Brad Reeser
  • Publication number: 20060003762
    Abstract: A method for confirming deactivation of a mobile vehicle satellite radio service includes receiving a satellite radio termination signal at a call center, sending a termination notification from the call center to a telematics unit via a wireless interface responsive to the termination signal and sending a termination confirmation from the telematics unit to the call center responsive to the termination notification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2004
    Publication date: January 5, 2006
    Inventors: Anthony Sumcad, Russell Patenaude, Hitan Kamdar
  • Publication number: 20050288830
    Abstract: A system and method for telltale reset from a remote processing center. A method includes receiving a telltale indication 200, establishing communication with the remote processing center through a telematics device 202, and resetting the telltale indication from the remote processing center through the telematics device 204.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2004
    Publication date: December 29, 2005
    Inventors: Brad Reeser, Thomas Gawlik, Russell Patenaude
  • Publication number: 20050282489
    Abstract: A method and system for location-specific delivery of digital satellite broadcast data comprising determining a current service location, selecting a satellite radio band based on the determination, monitoring the selected satellite radio band for a data package, and initiating reception of the data package at the mobile device using the determined satellite radio band. A computer usable medium with suitable computer program code is employed for location-specific delivery of digital satellite broadcast data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2004
    Publication date: December 22, 2005
    Inventors: Hitan Kamdar, Russell Patenaude, Anthony Sumcad, Shpetim Veliu, Brad Reeser, Mingheng Wang
  • Publication number: 20050267647
    Abstract: The invention provides a method, a computer usable medium including a program, and a system for providing language translation in a vehicle telematics device. The method includes providing data in a first language format to the vehicle telematics device. The data in the first language format is transmitted from the vehicle telematics device to a call center. The data is translated at the call center from the first language format to a second language format. The data in the second language format is transmitted from the call center to the vehicle telematics device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2004
    Publication date: December 1, 2005
    Inventors: Hitan Kamdar, Russell Patenaude, Anthony Sumcad, Shpetim Veliu, Brad Reeser