Patents by Inventor Saket Vora

Saket Vora 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: 10296136
    Abstract: A touch-sensitive depressible button with multiple depression thresholds is provided. When the button is depressed to a first depression threshold, the touch sensor can be switched from a low-power, non-sensing state to a sensing state. When the button is depressed to a second depression threshold, the touch sensor can sense the touch context and input can be generated based on the depression and the touch context. In this way, the touch-sensitive depressible button with multiple depression thresholds can facilitate timely switching of the touch sensor to a sensing state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Louis W. Bokma, Joseph R. Fisher, Jr., Saket Vora
  • Publication number: 20180173364
    Abstract: A touch-sensitive depressible button with multiple depression thresholds is provided. When the button is depressed to a first depression threshold, the touch sensor can be switched from a low-power, non-sensing state to a sensing state. When the button is depressed to a second depression threshold, the touch sensor can sense the touch context and input can be generated based on the depression and the touch context. In this way, the touch-sensitive depressible button with multiple depression thresholds can facilitate timely switching of the touch sensor to a sensing state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Louis W. BOKMA, Joseph R. FISHER, Jr., Saket VORA
  • Patent number: 9904410
    Abstract: A touch-sensitive depressible button with multiple depression thresholds is provided. When the button is depressed to a first depression threshold, the touch sensor can be switched from a low-power, non-sensing state to a sensing state. When the button is depressed to a second depression threshold, the touch sensor can sense the touch context and input can be generated based on the depression and the touch context. In this way, the touch-sensitive depressible button with multiple depression thresholds can facilitate timely switching of the touch sensor to a sensing state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Louis W. Bokma, Joseph R. Fisher, Jr., Saket Vora
  • Publication number: 20170217390
    Abstract: A method for power management for a retrofit sensor system for a vehicle, the retrofit sensor system including a sensor module that includes a sensor, an energy storage module, an energy harvester, and a wireless communication module. The method includes: determining a driving state predictive of a driving event; operating the sensor module in a mid-power mode; receiving a trigger; operating the sensor module in a high-power mode; wirelessly transmitting data at the sensor module; and operating the sensor module in a low-power mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventors: Robert Curtis, Saket Vora, Brian Sander, Joseph Fisher, Bryson Gardner, Tyler Mincey, Ryan Du Bois, Rishabh Bhargava, Patrick Carroll, Brian Sutton
  • Patent number: 9656621
    Abstract: A method for power management for a retrofit sensor system for a vehicle, the retrofit sensor system including a sensor module that includes a sensor, an energy storage module, an energy harvester, and a wireless communication module. The method includes: determining a driving state predictive of a driving event; operating the sensor module in a mid-power mode; receiving a trigger; operating the sensor module in a high-power mode; wirelessly transmitting data at the sensor module; and operating the sensor module in a low-power mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Pearl Automation Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Curtis, Saket Vora, Brian Sander, Joseph Fisher, Bryson Gardner, Tyler Mincey, Ryan Du Bois, Rishabh Bhargava, Patrick Carroll, Brian Sutton
  • Publication number: 20170088072
    Abstract: A method for power management for a retrofit sensor system for a vehicle, the retrofit sensor system including a sensor module that includes a sensor, an energy storage module, an energy harvester, and a wireless communication module. The method includes: determining a driving state predictive of a driving event; operating the sensor module in a mid-power mode; receiving a trigger; operating the sensor module in a high-power mode; wirelessly transmitting data at the sensor module; and operating the sensor module in a low-power mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Robert Curtis, Saket Vora, Brian Sander, Joseph Fisher, Bryson Gardner, Tyler Mincey, Ryan Du Bois, Rishabh Bhargava, Patrick Carroll, Brian Sutton
  • Publication number: 20170080861
    Abstract: A vehicle retrofit system for a vehicle having a license plate, the vehicle retrofit system including a sensor module with: a casing, a set of sensors, a communication system, a power system, and a sensor module retention mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Inventors: Saket Vora, Brian Sander, Joseph Fisher, Bryson Gardner, Tyler Mincey, John Brock, Keith Hendren, Waylon Chen, Rishabh Bhargava, Patrick Carroll
  • Publication number: 20170072850
    Abstract: A method for dynamic notification generation for a driver of a vehicle, including receiving a first data set indicative of vehicle operation, predicting an imminent driving event based on the first data set, determining a notification associated with the imminent driving event, controlling a vehicle notification system to provide the notification, receiving a second data set indicative of vehicle operation, determining a notification effect of the notification on a behavior of a driver of the vehicle, and generating a user profile based on the notification effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: Robert Curtis, Saket Vora, Brian Sander, Joseph Fisher, Bryson Gardner, Tyler Mincey, Ryan Du Bois, Jorge Fino, Aman Sikka
  • Publication number: 20160325680
    Abstract: A method for vehicle sensor management including: acquiring sensor measurements at a sensor module; transmitting the sensor measurements from the sensor module; processing the sensor measurements; and transmitting the processed sensor measurements to a client associated with the vehicle, wherein the processed sensor measurements are rendered by the client on the user device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventors: Robert Curtis, Saket Vora, Brian Sander, Joseph Fisher, Bryson Gardner, Tyler Mincey, Ryan Du Bois, Erturk Kocalar, David Shoemaker, Jorge Fino
  • Publication number: 20160320906
    Abstract: A touch-sensitive depressible button with multiple depression thresholds is provided. When the button is depressed to a first depression threshold, the touch sensor can be switched from a low-power, non-sensing state to a sensing state. When the button is depressed to a second depression threshold, the touch sensor can sense the touch context and input can be generated based on the depression and the touch context. In this way, the touch-sensitive depressible button with multiple depression thresholds can facilitate timely switching of the touch sensor to a sensing state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Inventors: Louis W. BOKMA, Joseph R. FISHER, JR., Saket VORA
  • Patent number: 9400581
    Abstract: A touch-sensitive depressible button with multiple depression thresholds is provided. When the button is depressed to a first depression threshold, the touch sensor can be switched from a low-power, non-sensing state to a sensing state. When the button is depressed to a second depression threshold, the touch sensor can sense the touch context and input can be generated based on the depression and the touch context. In this way, the touch-sensitive depressible button with multiple depression thresholds can facilitate timely switching of the touch sensor to a sensing state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Louis W. Bokma, Joseph R. Fisher, Jr., Saket Vora
  • Publication number: 20150091867
    Abstract: A touch-sensitive depressible button with multiple depression thresholds is provided. When the button is depressed to a first depression threshold, the touch sensor can be switched from a low-power, non-sensing state to a sensing state. When the button is depressed to a second depression threshold, the touch sensor can sense the touch context and input can be generated based on the depression and the touch context. In this way, the touch-sensitive depressible button with multiple depression thresholds can facilitate timely switching of the touch sensor to a sensing state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Louis W. BOKMA, Joseph R. FISHER, JR., Saket VORA
  • Patent number: 8933905
    Abstract: A touch-sensitive depressible button with multiple depression thresholds is provided. When the button is depressed to a first depression threshold, the touch sensor can be switched from a low-power, non-sensing state to a sensing state. When the button is depressed to a second depression threshold, the touch sensor can sense the touch context and input can be generated based on the depression and the touch context. In this way, the touch-sensitive depressible button with multiple depression thresholds can facilitate timely switching of the touch sensor to a sensing state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Louis W. Bokma, Joseph R. Fisher, Jr., Saket Vora
  • Publication number: 20140035856
    Abstract: A touch-sensitive depressible button with multiple depression thresholds is provided. When the button is depressed to a first depression threshold, the touch sensor can be switched from a low-power, non-sensing state to a sensing state. When the button is depressed to a second depression threshold, the touch sensor can sense the touch context and input can be generated based on the depression and the touch context. In this way, the touch-sensitive depressible button with multiple depression thresholds can facilitate timely switching of the touch sensor to a sensing state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Louis W. BOKMA, Joseph R. FISHER, JR., Saket VORA
  • Patent number: 8581870
    Abstract: A touch-sensitive depressible button with multiple depression thresholds is provided. When the button is depressed to a first depression threshold, the touch sensor can be switched from a low-power, non-sensing state to a sensing state. When the button is depressed to a second depression threshold, the touch sensor can sense the touch context and input can be generated based on the depression and the touch context. In this way, the touch-sensitive depressible button with multiple depression thresholds can facilitate timely switching of the touch sensor to a sensing state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Louis W. Bokma, Joseph R. Fisher, Jr., Saket Vora
  • Publication number: 20130141342
    Abstract: A touch-sensitive depressible button with multiple depression thresholds is provided. When the button is depressed to a first depression threshold, the touch sensor can be switched from a low-power, non-sensing state to a sensing state. When the button is depressed to a second depression threshold, the touch sensor can sense the touch context and input can be generated based on the depression and the touch context. In this way, the touch-sensitive depressible button with multiple depression thresholds can facilitate timely switching of the touch sensor to a sensing state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Inventors: Louis W. BOKMA, Joseph R. Fisher, JR., Saket Vora