Patents by Inventor Sohrab Vossoughi

Sohrab Vossoughi 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: 20200013289
    Abstract: Systems and methods communicate parking access information between a host application associated with an operator of a parking area and a web application associated with a parking fee management provider for facilitating access, by a user carrying a smartphone, to the parking area secured by an external smart object. The external smart object is controllable through operation of the web application and actuatable through wireless personal area network (WPAN) communications exchanged between the smartphone and the external smart object in response to the operation of the web application causing the host application to generate the WPAN communications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Dave Cole, Sohrab Vossoughi, Igor Cornelio Lira, Gabriel Lopes
  • Patent number: 10354533
    Abstract: Systems and methods communicate parking access information between a host application associated with an operator of a parking area and a web application associated with a parking fee management provider for facilitating access, by a user carrying a smartphone, to the parking area secured by an external smart object. The external smart object is controllable through operation of the web application and actuatable through wireless personal area network (WPAN) communications exchanged between the smartphone and the external smart object in response to the operation of the web application causing the host application to generate the WPAN communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Citifyd, Inc.
    Inventors: Dave Cole, Sohrab Vossoughi, Igor Cornelio Lira, Gabriel Lopes
  • Publication number: 20190130750
    Abstract: Systems and methods communicate parking access information between a host application associated with an operator of a parking area and a web application associated with a parking fee management provider for facilitating access, by a user carrying a smartphone, to the parking area secured by an external smart object. The external smart object is controllable through operation of the web application and actuatable through wireless personal area network (WPAN) communications exchanged between the smartphone and the external smart object in response to the operation of the web application causing the host application to generate the WPAN communications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Dave Cole, Sohrab Vossoughi, Igor Cornelio Lira, Gabriel Lopes
  • Publication number: 20180225650
    Abstract: A transaction payment processing system (150) includes a backend transaction system (152) that performs credit and debit processes for multiple user accounts (75), merchant accounts (68), and service provider accounts (76, 78). The backend transaction system is preferably part of backend servers (12). The transaction payment processing system preferably uses wireless technologies to carry out a method of debiting and crediting multiple ones of each of the user, merchant, and parking service accounts with incremental amounts of money over a set period of time. The method facilitates fast processing of multiple micro-transactions (debits and credits) without storing of funds while reducing the payment of processing costs and fees for individual provider accounts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: Sohrab Vossoughi, Joel Morrissette
  • Publication number: 20170302770
    Abstract: A modular communication device includes a business telephone dock and a smart device that is implemented with cellular telephone communication capability. The smart device is matable to business telephone dock to provide cellular telephone capability to the business telephone dock and thereby operate it through a cellular telephone communication medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: Sohrab Vossoughi, David Randall Knaub, Dave Sayler, Felix Ballerstedt, Thomas Crisp
  • Publication number: 20170249625
    Abstract: A dynamic parking management platform (10) includes a mobile communication device (20), a parking server (12), and an electronic ticket device (30) that cooperate to enable a vehicle driver to effect electronically a secure parking fee payment transaction. The electronic ticket device emits a beacon signal to enable transmission of vehicle parking time and other information to a wireless communication device (40) carried by a parking service provider officer or attendant walking past a parked vehicle and not having to view a display surface on the electronic ticket device. A lock and key capability enables secure parking fee payments and prevents unauthorized parking fee transactions. The parking management platform configured to induce vehicle drivers to purchase a product or service by parking discount inducement or advertisement information from merchants whose stores are located nearby the vehicle parking area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Inventors: Sohrab Vossoughi, Joel Morrissette
  • Publication number: 20170213464
    Abstract: A parking management platform enables an event-based vehicle parking service. Operational features afforded by the vehicle parking service include Waitlist AutoBuy, which automatically purchases a parking space if one becomes available before an event; Waitlist Notification, which notifies a user when a parking space becomes available; Cancel and Buy, which allows a user to cancel a purchased event parking pass before a pre-event deadline and later repurchase the same event parking pass; Transfer to Another Person, which allows transfer of a parking pass to another person; Transfer to Another Event, which allows transfer of an event parking pass for use at a future event; Redemption of Transferred Parking Pass, which allows a recipient of a transferred parking pass to redeem it without payment; and Attendance Confirmation, which allows a user to confirm attendance or to exchange, transfer, or cancel the event parking pass for a different event parking pass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Inventors: Alma Emadi, Jason Petz, David Cole, Gabriel Lopes, Sohrab Vossoughi, Matthew Todd Jetton
  • Patent number: 9668570
    Abstract: A compact folding furniture piece constructed as a table is configured for convenient storage. The folding furniture piece comprises an object support assembly that is configured for operative connection to a mounting structure and includes a spring mechanism securing together as a flexible unit a support mount, an articulated vertebral column, and a table base. The spring mechanism exhibits flexibility properties such that the object support assembly assumes at rest an unfolded state and, in response to an externally applied bending force, assumes a folded state. In the unfolded state, the vertebral column is substantially straight to provide a closed support surface. In the folded state, the vertebral column is curved to provide a raised, open support surface on which an object can rest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Aria Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Mehdi Mojtabavi, Sohrab Vossoughi, David Randall Knaub, Ken Dieringer
  • Publication number: 20160241688
    Abstract: A wrist watch modular communication device is customizable in aesthetic appearance and in operational function. The device includes a short-range radio communication link interface for receiving information from and transmitting information to an information input module, a body that houses a battery and electronic circuitry to provide signals for delivery—at least partly without user stimulus—of the information to a user wearing the device on a wrist, and a touchscreen display supported by the body and integral to its front major surface, the touchscreen display communicating with the electronic circuitry to present on the front major surface, in response to the signals indicating receipt of cellular telephone and email message information, at least some of the information to the user wearing the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventors: Sohrab Vossoughi, David Randall Knaub, Dave Sayler, Felix Ballerstedt, Thomas Crisp
  • Patent number: 9325817
    Abstract: An image viewing device is matable with a smart device to enhance a user's viewing experience of multimedia content. A display surface of the smart device is not visible to a user when the smart device is inserted into an opening in a back surface opposite a display screen (e.g., touchscreen) of the image viewing device. During operation, the smart device communicates display information to the image viewing device so that multimedia content appears on the touchscreen. For example, the smart device communicates picture or video information to the image viewing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Ziba Labs LLC
    Inventors: Sohrab Vossoughi, David Randall Knaub, Dave Sayler, Felix Ballerstedt, Thomas Crisp
  • Patent number: 9239470
    Abstract: Eyewear includes a frame front (14) having first and second sides (26, 28) to which are attached respective first and second temple arms (40, 42). The frame front is pivotally coupled to the temple arms to provide multiple tilt adjustment positions that enable a person wearing the eyewear to rotate the frame front about a pivot axis (48) between forward-facing and near-field adjustment positions (52, 56). First and second nose pad arms (70l, 70r) couple respective first and second nose pads (72l, 72r) to the frame front and have respective first and second nose bridge-contacting surfaces (74l, 74r). The nose pad arms extend from the frame front in a direction that sets an offset distance (92) between the nose bridge-contacting surfaces and the frame front to establish a vertical drop distance (98) that allows the user rotating the frame front about the pivot axis to the near-field adjustment position to see over the top long side (86) of the frame front.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: Ziba Labs LLC
    Inventors: Aria Vossoughi, Ava Vossoughi, Sohrab Vossoughi
  • Publication number: 20150358440
    Abstract: An image viewing device is matable with a smart device to enhance a user's viewing experience of multimedia content. A display surface of the smart device is not visible to a user when the smart device is inserted into an opening in a back surface opposite a display screen (e.g., touchscreen) of the image viewing device. During operation, the smart device communicates display information to the image viewing device so that multimedia content appears on the touchscreen. For example, the smart device communicates picture or video information to the image viewing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Inventors: Sohrab Vossoughi, David Randall Knaub, Dave Sayler, Felix Ballerstedt, Thomas Crisp
  • Publication number: 20150320197
    Abstract: A compact folding furniture piece constructed as a table is configured for convenient storage. The folding furniture piece comprises an object support assembly that is configured for operative connection to a mounting structure and includes a spring mechanism securing together as a flexible unit a support mount, an articulated vertebral column, and a table base. The spring mechanism exhibits flexibility properties such that the object support assembly assumes at rest an unfolded state and, in response to an externally applied bending force, assumes a folded state. In the unfolded state, the vertebral column is substantially straight to provide a closed support surface. In the folded state, the vertebral column is curved to provide a raised, open support surface on which an object can rest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Inventors: Mehdi Mojtabavi, Sohrab Vossoughi, David Randall Knaub, Ken Dieringer
  • Patent number: 9118750
    Abstract: A configurable modular communication device is composed of an information delivery module and an information input module that are matable to each other. The information delivery module is a single base unit that can work with a touchscreen keypad or a number of modular keypad or other information input attachments. The information input module enables a user to change the look of the modular communication device according to personal taste and enhances its functionality to fit the exact occasion and mode of use. The information delivery module acts on its own as the navigation key and provides on its display screen menu (including an on-screen touch sensing keypad) user access to all functionality including telephone, PDA (personal digital assistant), camera, clock, GPS, and MP3 music player. User-controlled navigation takes place on or in the vicinity of the display screen, whether by hard or soft key actuation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Ziba Labs LLC
    Inventors: Sohrab Vossoughi, David Randall Knaub, Dave Sayler, Felix Ballerstedt, Thomas Crisp
  • Patent number: 9084476
    Abstract: A portable, compact folding furniture piece (10) constructed as a seat or table is configured for convenient storage. The folding furniture piece comprises an object support assembly (24) that is configured for operative connection to a mounting structure (12) and includes a spring mechanism (40, 42) securing together as a flexible unit a support mount (36), an articulated vertebral column (26), and a support base (38). The spring mechanism exhibits flexibility properties such that the object support assembly assumes at rest an unfolded state and, in response to an externally applied bending force, assumes a folded state. In the unfolded state, the vertebral column is substantially straight to provide a closed support surface (44). In the folded state, the vertebral column is curved to provide a raised, open support surface on which an object can rest. Depending on the embodiment of the furniture piece, the object can be a person or thing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: Aria Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Mehdi Mojtabavi, Sohrab Vossoughi, David Randall Knaub, Ken Dieringer
  • Publication number: 20150021224
    Abstract: Packaging configured to contain an item is made from a pre-formed plastic web from which a user-graspable tear tab extends to enable removal of the item from the packaging. Preferred embodiments each include a plastic web in the form of a pocket and positioned between front and back lidding sheets that have adhesive sections bonded together to form unitary packaging. The pocket is sized to pass through a pocket-receiving aperture in the front lidding sheet and retains and displays the packaged item. The tear tab outwardly extends from a peripheral flange from which the plastic web depends. A score line boundary formed in one of the front and back lidding sheets circumscribes or partly circumscribes at least a majority of the pocket receiving aperture and allows removal of the item by a user pulling the tear tab to tear open the packaging along the score line boundary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: Ziba Labs LLc
    Inventors: Sohrab Vossoughi, Christine Enderby, Sarah Osborn, Jesse Kirsch
  • Publication number: 20140168599
    Abstract: Eyewear includes a frame front (14) having first and second sides (26, 28) to which are attached respective first and second temple arms (40, 42). The frame front is pivotally coupled to the temple arms to provide multiple tilt adjustment positions that enable a person wearing the eyewear to rotate the frame front about a pivot axis (48) between forward-facing and near-field adjustment positions (52, 56). First and second nose pad arms (70l, 70r) couple respective first and second nose pads (72l, 72r) to the frame front and have respective first and second nose bridge-contacting surfaces (74l, 74r). The nose pad arms extend from the frame front in a direction that sets an offset distance (92) between the nose bridge-contacting surfaces and the frame front to establish a vertical drop distance (98) that allows the user rotating the frame front about the pivot axis to the near-field adjustment position to see over the top long side (86) of the frame front.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Ziba Labs LLC
    Inventors: Aria Vossoughi, Ava Vossoughi, Sohrab Vossoughi
  • Publication number: 20140031081
    Abstract: A configurable modular communication device (200) is composed of an information delivery module (204) and an information input module (202) that are matable to each other. The information delivery module is a single base unit that can work with a touchscreen keypad (216) or a number of modular keypad or other information input attachments. The information input module enables a user to change the look of the modular communication device according to personal taste and enhances its functionality to fit the exact occasion and mode of use. The information delivery module acts on its own as the navigation key and provides on its display screen menu (including an on-screen touch sensing keypad) user access to all functionality including telephone (320), PDA (personal digital assistant) (270), camera (246), clock (80), and MP3 music player (280). User-controlled navigation takes place on or in the vicinity of the display screen, whether by hard or soft key actuation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventors: Sohrab Vossoughi, David Randall Knaub, Dave Sayler, Felix Ballerstedt, Thomas Crisp
  • Publication number: 20130214577
    Abstract: A portable, compact folding furniture piece (10) constructed as a seat or table is configured for convenient storage. The folding furniture piece comprises an object support assembly (24) that is configured for operative connection to a mounting structure (12) and includes a spring mechanism (40, 42) securing together as a flexible unit a support mount (36), an articulated vertebral column (26), and a support base (38). The spring mechanism exhibits flexibility properties such that the object support assembly assumes at rest an unfolded state and, in response to an externally applied bending force, assumes a folded state. In the unfolded state, the vertebral column is substantially straight to provide a closed support surface (44). In the folded state, the vertebral column is curved to provide a raised, open support surface on which an object can rest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: ARIA ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventors: Mehdi Mojtabavi, Sohrab Vossoughi, David Randall Knaub, Ken Dieringer
  • Publication number: 20120320606
    Abstract: A lamp shade envelops and holds a lamp assembly that includes a light bulb having an enclosure portion and a connector portion connected to a lamp socket. The lamp shade includes two sheets joined at opposite side margins to form an envelope with separable top and bottom side margins. Each sheet is characterized by a rigidity property exhibiting an elastic restorative force that urges together the separable top and the bottom side margins in the absence of a lamp assembly positioned between the sheets. Spatially aligned openings in the sheets form a two-sided lamp shade aperture from which sections of the enclosure portion protrude when the lamp assembly is positioned within an interior space between the joined sheets. The sheets bend around the enclosure portion to expand the envelope to a convex shape, and the elastic restorative force holds the enclosure portion in place within the interior space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: Aria Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Sohrab Vossoughi