Patents by Inventor Samer Zakhem

Samer Zakhem 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: 10218753
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for transmitting video data from a vehicle. In one exemplary embodiment, a vehicle processor receives a video transmission command that has been generated in response to a user selection of a video transmission input device, and the vehicle processor transmits video data captured by one or more vehicle cameras in response to the received video transmission command, wherein transmission of video data is at least partly over a telecommunications network to a remote server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Charles R. Baker, Akram M. Abdel-Rahman, Mohannad Murad, Gerard R. Kreiner, Joseph Machak, Daniel C. McGarry, Samer Zakhem, Matt C. Videtich
  • Patent number: 9902355
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for transmitting video data associated with a vehicle. In one exemplary embodiment, a vehicle processor determines a vehicle safety event based on one or more safety sensors, activates one or more vehicle cameras that capture video data in response to the determined vehicle safety event, records the video data in a vehicle data storage device, and, if the vehicle processor determines that a suitable connection to a telecommunications network is available when the video data is being captured, then transmits the video data over the telecommunications network in substantially real time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Charles R. Baker, Akram M. Abdel-Rahman, Mohannad Murad, Gerard R. Kreiner, Joseph Machak, Daniel C McGarry, Samer Zakhem, Matt C Videtich
  • Publication number: 20170341611
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for transmitting video data associated with a vehicle. In one exemplary embodiment, a vehicle processor determines a vehicle safety event based on one or more safety sensors, activates one or more vehicle cameras that capture video data in response to the determined vehicle safety event, records the video data in a vehicle data storage device, and, if the vehicle processor determines that a suitable connection to a telecommunications network is available when the video data is being captured, then transmits the video data over the telecommunications network in substantially real time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: CHARLES R. BAKER, AKRAM M. ABDEL-RAHMAN, MOHANNAD MURAD, GERARD R. KREINER, JOSEPH MACHAK, DANIEL C. MCGARRY, SAMER ZAKHEM, MATT C. VIDETICH
  • Publication number: 20170346878
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for transmitting video data from a vehicle. In one exemplary embodiment, a vehicle processor receives a video transmission command that has been generated in response to a user selection of a video transmission input device, and the vehicle processor transmits video data captured by one or more vehicle cameras in response to the received video transmission command, wherein transmission of video data is at least partly over a telecommunications network to a remote server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: CHARLES R. BAKER, AKRAM M. ABDEL-RAHMAN, MOHANNAD MURAD, GERARD R. KREINER, JOSEPH MACHAK, DANIEL C. MCGARRY, SAMER ZAKHEM, MATT C. VIDETICH
  • Publication number: 20170347002
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for transmitting video data from a vehicle. In one exemplary embodiment, one or more vehicle cameras capture video data, a vehicle processor transmits the video data from the vehicle at least partly over a telecommunications network, the vehicle processor receives one or more control commands that have been transmitted by at least one of a remote server and a remote user device at least partly over the telecommunications network, and the vehicle processor responds to the one or more control commands to implement the one or more control commands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: CHARLES R. BAKER, AKRAM M. ABDEL-RAHMAN, MOHANNAD MURAD, GERARD R. KREINER, JOSEPH MACHAK, DANIEL C. MCGARRY, SAMER ZAKHEM, MATT C. VIDETICH
  • Patent number: 9682683
    Abstract: A communication system and method utilizing the communication system. The method includes performing a vehicle function based on a proximity of two wireless devices to a vehicle. The steps of method include: establishing a short-range wireless communication (SRWC) link between a SRWC system on the vehicle and a first wireless device; establishing another SRWC link between the SRWC system and a second wireless device, wherein the first and second wireless devices are associated with a common user; receiving a wireless signal at the SRWC system from each of the first and second wireless devices; determining a proximity of the two wireless devices based on receiving the wireless signals; and performing a vehicle function based on the determined location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Nathaniel H. Williams, Marco T. Carnevale, Amanda J. Kalhous, Dwayne A. Crocker, Samer Zakhem
  • Publication number: 20170106834
    Abstract: A communication system and method utilizing the communication system. The method includes performing a vehicle function based on a proximity of two wireless devices to a vehicle. The steps of method include: establishing a short-range wireless communication (SRWC) link between a SRWC system on the vehicle and a first wireless device; establishing another SRWC link between the SRWC system and a second wireless device, wherein the first and second wireless devices are associated with a common user; receiving a wireless signal at the SRWC system from each of the first and second wireless devices; determining a proximity of the two wireless devices based on receiving the wireless signals; and performing a vehicle function based on the determined location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Inventors: Nathaniel H. WILLIAMS, Marco T. CARNEVALE, Amanda J. KALHOUS, Dwayne A. CROCKER, Samer ZAKHEM
  • Publication number: 20160361970
    Abstract: A system and method of controlling a vehicle function at a vehicle using data received from a portable consumer electronic device includes: establishing a communication link between the vehicle and the portable consumer electronic device; receiving data indicative of a human condition at the vehicle from the portable consumer electronic device via the communication link; generating a command that controls one or more portions of vehicle electronics based on the data indicative of the human condition; and transmitting the command over a vehicle bus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Inventors: Paul H. PEBBLES, Samer ZAKHEM, Cem SARAYDAR
  • Patent number: 9352687
    Abstract: An input to increase or decrease a system setting in a vehicle interior is received, and the setting is adjusted. In one example, an in-vehicle ambient light color is controlled during the adjusting so an ambient light changes from a primary color setting to a first feedback color during setting increase and to a second feedback color during setting decrease; and the ambient light color is returned to the primary color setting at a time after completing the adjusting. In another example, the ambient light color is controlled during the adjusting so the ambient light transitions from a then-current color setting towards a first feedback color during setting increase and towards a second feedback color during setting decrease; and upon reaching an increased or decreased setting value, the ambient light remains at a new then-current color until another setting input is received or until the ambient light is turned off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: General Motors LLC
    Inventors: Samer Zakhem, Brandon Anderson
  • Publication number: 20160129832
    Abstract: An input to increase or decrease a system setting in a vehicle interior is received, and the setting is adjusted. In one example, an in-vehicle ambient light color is controlled during the adjusting so an ambient light changes from a primary color setting to a first feedback color during setting increase and to a second feedback color during setting decrease; and the ambient light color is returned to the primary color setting at a time after completing the adjusting. In another example, the ambient light color is controlled during the adjusting so the ambient light transitions from a then-current color setting towards a first feedback color during setting increase and towards a second feedback color during setting decrease; and upon reaching an increased or decreased setting value, the ambient light remains at a new then-current color until another setting input is received or until the ambient light is turned off.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Inventors: Samer Zakhem, Brandon Anderson
  • Publication number: 20150063329
    Abstract: A method and system of selectively permitting access to a vehicle Wi-Fi network includes establishing a plurality of vehicular Wi-Fi access levels each of which provide access to different features at a vehicle; generating a short-range wireless signal that provides Wi-Fi network access at the vehicle; associating a wireless device with one of the established vehicular Wi-Fi access levels; receiving an identity of the wireless device at the vehicle via the short-range wireless signal; determining the level of Wi-Fi access associated with the received identity using the vehicle telematics unit; and controlling access to the different features according to the determined level of Wi-Fi access level associated with the received identity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: General Motors LLC
    Inventors: Mark S. Frye, Paul H. Pebbles, Hassan Elnajjar, Samer Zakhem