Patents by Inventor Vladimir Khokhlov

Vladimir Khokhlov 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: 20190050029
    Abstract: PDAs can be used to provide their users with various functions. One such function is the ability to contact other users who are stored in the PDA as contacts, for example by telephone of text message. The decision as to whether or not a particular user should be contacted may be influenced by the location of that user. For example, if a contact is nearby, then it may be more likely that the user of the PDA would want to contact them. The present embodiments provide a PDA on which the location of one or more contacts can be displayed. Furthermore, the location of a particular contact can be shown on a map on the screen of the PDA simply by tilting the PDA through a predetermined angle about a horizontal axis. Thus, the map can be displayed in an intuitive and straightforward manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Vladimir KHOKHLOV
  • Patent number: 10140009
    Abstract: According to an illustrative embodiment, an electronic apparatus is provided. The apparatus includes a display and an input apparatus operable to detect a gesture on the display. When the display is displaying a first page and the input apparatus detects a drag operation, the display displays a second page in response to the drag operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Xiaoxue Zhang, Vladimir Khokhlov
  • Patent number: 10133318
    Abstract: PDAs can be used to provide their users with various functions. One such function is the ability to contact other users who are stored in the PDA as contacts, for example by telephone of text message. The decision as to whether or not a particular user should be contacted may be influenced by the location of that user. For example, if a contact is nearby, then it may be more likely that the user of the PDA would want to contact them. The present embodiments provide a PDA on which the location of one or more contacts can be displayed. Furthermore, the location of a particular contact can be shown on a map on the screen of the PDA simply by tilting the PDA through a predetermined angle about a horizontal axis. Thus, the map can be displayed in an intuitive and straightforward manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Vladimir Khokhlov
  • Patent number: 10007305
    Abstract: PDAs can be used to provide their users with various functions. One such function is the ability to contact other users who are stored in the PDA as contacts, for example by telephone of text message. The decision as to whether or not a particular user should be contacted may be influenced by the location of that user. For example, if a contact is nearby, then it may be more likely that the user of the PDA would want to contact them. The present embodiments provide a PDA on which the location of one or more contacts can be displayed. Furthermore, the location of a particular contact can be shown on a map on the screen of the PDA simply by tilting the PDA through a predetermined angle about a horizontal axis. Thus, the map can be displayed in an intuitive and straightforward manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Vladimir Khokhlov
  • Publication number: 20180157293
    Abstract: PDAs can be used to provide their users with various functions. One such function is the ability to contact other users who are stored in the PDA as contacts, for example by telephone of text message. The decision as to whether or not a particular user should be contacted may be influenced by the location of that user. For example, if a contact is nearby, then it may be more likely that the user of the PDA would want to contact them. The present embodiments provide a PDA on which the location of one or more contacts can be displayed. Furthermore, the location of a particular contact can be shown on a map on the screen of the PDA simply by tilting the PDA through a predetermined angle about a horizontal axis. Thus, the map can be displayed in an intuitive and straightforward manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Vladimir Khokhlov
  • Patent number: 9781759
    Abstract: A method, corresponding apparatuses, and a non-transitory computer readable medium for operating a companion device and a companion device are provided. A method comprises detecting, at a companion device, presence of a primary device that is paired with the companion device according to at least one short-range radio communication technique. The method additionally comprises connecting the companion device to a cellular network upon detecting that the primary device is not present. With the claimed inventions, the battery life of the companion device can be extended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Simo Pekka Veikkolainen, Vladimir Khokhlov, Zheng Xia, Christian Rossing Kraft
  • Publication number: 20170220078
    Abstract: PDAs can be used to provide their users with various functions. One such function is the ability to contact other users who are stored in the PDA as contacts, for example by telephone of text message. The decision as to whether or not a particular user should be contacted may be influenced by the location of that user. For example, if a contact is nearby, then it may be more likely that the user of the PDA would want to contact them. The present embodiments provide a PDA on which the location of one or more contacts can be displayed. Furthermore, the location of a particular contact can be shown on a map on the screen of the PDA simply by tilting the PDA through a predetermined angle about a horizontal axis. Thus, the map can be displayed in an intuitive and straightforward manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Vladimir KHOKHLOV
  • Patent number: 9651988
    Abstract: PDAs can be used to provide their users with various functions. One such function is the ability to contact other users who are stored in the PDA as contacts, for example by telephone of text message. The decision as to whether or not a particular user should be contacted may be influenced by the location of that user. For example, if a contact is nearby, then it may be more likely that the user of the PDA would want to contact them. The present embodiments provide a PDA on which the location of one or more contacts can be displayed. Furthermore, the location of a particular contact can be shown on a map on the screen of the PDA simply by tilting the PDA through a predetermined angle about a horizontal axis. Thus, the map can be displayed in an intuitive and straightforward manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Vladimir Khokhlov
  • Publication number: 20170064752
    Abstract: A method, corresponding apparatuses, and a non-transitory computer readable medium for operating a companion device and a companion device are provided. A method comprises detecting, at a companion device, presence of a primary device that is paired with the companion device according to at least one short-range radio communication technique. The method additionally comprises connecting the companion device to a cellular network upon detecting that the primary device is not present. With the claimed inventions, the battery life of the companion device can be extended.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2014
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: Simo Pekka Veikkolainen, Vladimir Khokhlov, Zheng Xia, Christian Rossing Kraft
  • Publication number: 20150331081
    Abstract: An apparatus configured to receive, from a remote apparatus (master navigator), a bearing signal indicating the directional offset of a destination with respect to a directional reference, and use the bearing signal to indicate, on a portable apparatus (direction resolver), the heading of the destination with respect to a directional reference of the portable apparatus. Also discussed are a method, computer program code, and a bearing signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Applicant: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Alistair WHARTON, Lee MURRAY, Vladimir KHOKHLOV
  • Patent number: 8914739
    Abstract: A data processing apparatus executes one or more computer program applications. The data programming, apparatus is operable to display at least one resizable graphical element from a plurality of resizable graphical elements on a display and resize the at least one displayed graphical element in response to a resize control input from a user control. The data processing device is operable to switch between which of the plurality of graphical elements is displayed if the displayed graphical element is resized to be greater in size or to be less in size than one of a plurality of predetermined threshold sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Vladimir Khokhlov
  • Publication number: 20140320401
    Abstract: PDAs can be used to provide their users with various functions. One such function is the ability to contact other users who are stored in the PDA as contacts, for example by telephone of text message. The decision as to whether or not a particular user should be contacted may be influenced by the location of that user. For example, if a contact is nearby, then it may be more likely that the user of the PDA would want to contact them. The present embodiments provide a PDA on which the location of one or more contacts can be displayed. Furthermore, the location of a particular contact can be shown on a map on the screen of the PDA simply by tilting the PDA through a predetermined angle about a horizontal axis. Thus, the map can be displayed in an intuitive and straightforward manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Vladimir KHOKHLOV
  • Patent number: 8831644
    Abstract: PDAs can be used to provide their users with various functions. One such function is the ability to contact other users who are stored in the PDA as contacts, for example by telephone of text message. The decision as to whether or not a particular user should be contacted may be influenced by the location of that user. For example, if a contact is nearby, then it may be more likely that the user of the PDA would want to contact them. The present invention provides a PDA on which the location of one or more contacts can be displayed. Furthermore, the location of a particular contact can be shown on a map on the screen of the PDA simply by tilting the PDA through a predetermined angle about a horizontal axis. Thus, the map can be displayed in an intuitive and straightforward manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Vladimir Khokhlov
  • Publication number: 20140026096
    Abstract: According to an illustrative embodiment, an electronic apparatus is provided. The apparatus includes a display and an input apparatus operable to detect a gesture on the display. When the display is displaying a first page and the input apparatus detects a drag operation, the display displays a second page in response to the drag operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Xiaoxue Zhang, Vladimir Khokhlov
  • Patent number: 8346284
    Abstract: PDAs can be used to provide their users with a variety of functions. One function provided by PDAs is enabling their users to contact particular users of other devices who are stored as contacts, for example by a telephone call or text message. The present invention provides a PDA in which contacts that the user of the PDA may be more likely to want to contact at any given time can be determined and displayed. Whether or not a user may be likely to want to contact a user at any given time may be based on the status of the user of the PDA, and optionally also the status of the other user's PDA. For example, if the user of the PDA is listening to a particular genre of music, then they may want to contact other contacts who a also listening to that particular genre of music. Similarly, if the user is at their place of work, then they may want to contact a specific list of contacts related to work. In this way, the user of the PDA can be provided with a list of relevant contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Vladimir Khokhlov
  • Publication number: 20120017162
    Abstract: A data processing apparatus executes one or more computer program applications. The data programming, apparatus is operable to display at least one resizable graphical element from a plurality of resizable graphical elements on a display and resize the at least one displayed graphical element in response to a resize control input from a user control. The data processing device is operable to switch between which of the plurality of graphical elements is displayed if the displayed graphical element is resized to be greater in size or to be less in size than one of a plurality of predetermined threshold sizes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Vladimir KHOKHLOV
  • Publication number: 20100203900
    Abstract: PDAs can be used to provide their users with a variety of functions. One function provided by PDAs is enabling their users to contact particular users of other devices who are stored as contacts, for example by a telephone call or text message. The present invention provides a PDA in which contacts that the user of the PDA may be more likely to want to contact at any given time can be determined and displayed. Whether or not a user may be likely to want to contact a user at any given time may be based on the status of the user of the PDA, and optionally also the status of the other user's PDA. For example, if the user of the PDA is listening to a particular genre of music, then they may want to contact other contacts who a also listening to that particular genre of music. Similarly, if the user is at their place of work, then they may want to contact a specific list of contacts related to work. In this way, the user of the PDA can be provided with a list of relevant contacts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2009
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Vladimir Khokhlov
  • Publication number: 20100203904
    Abstract: PDAs can be used to provide their users with various functions. One such function is the ability to contact other users who are stored in the PDA as contacts, for example by telephone of text message. The decision as to whether or not a particular user should be contacted may be influenced by the location of that user. For example, if a contact is nearby, then it may be more likely that the user of the PDA would want to contact them. The present invention provides a PDA on which the location of one or more contacts can be displayed. Furthermore, the location of a particular contact can be shown on a map on the screen of the PDA simply by tilting the PDA through a predetermined angle about a horizontal axis. Thus, the map can be displayed in an intuitive and straightforward manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2009
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Vladimir KHOKHLOV