Patents by Inventor Waleed Sami Haddad

Waleed Sami Haddad 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: 10158935
    Abstract: An apparatus for use with an electronic device having a microphone. The apparatus comprises a structure configured to detachably couple to the device, and a generator supported by the structure. The generator is configured to generate a force that acts on the microphone and renders the microphone unresponsive to voice sounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Vysk Communications, Inc.
    Inventor: Waleed Sami Haddad
  • Patent number: 10154183
    Abstract: An apparatus for use with an electronic device having a microphone and a camera. The apparatus comprises a structure configured to detachably couple to the device, and a shutter supported by the structure and comprising a lens shutter configured to obscure a lens of the camera when in an engaged position. A generator is supported by the structure and configured to generate a force that acts on the microphone and renders the microphone unresponsive to voice sounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Vysk Communications, Inc.
    Inventor: Waleed Sami Haddad
  • Patent number: 10083681
    Abstract: An optoelectronic pickup for a musical instrument includes at least one light source which directs light to impinge a sound generating element of the musical instrument in at least one photoreceiver located to detect the reflected light, so as to generate an electrical signal that is responsive to sound generating element movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Light4Sound
    Inventor: Waleed Sami Haddad
  • Patent number: 10048941
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a light emitting diode (LED) and a phototransistor configured to receive light from the LED and generate an electrical signal comprising shot noise. An amplifier is coupled to the phototransistor and configured to amplify the electrical signal. Sampling circuitry is coupled to the amplifier. For a plurality of temporally spaced sample pairs each defined by two consecutive time points in the amplified signal, the sampling circuitry is configured to determine a difference in amplitude of the amplified signal at each of the two consecutive time points and output a differential sample value indicative of the amplitude difference. The differential sample values for the plurality of sample pairs define a plurality of random numbers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Inventor: Waleed Sami Haddad
  • Publication number: 20180100589
    Abstract: A magnetic valve comprises an axially magnetized valve body comprising a bore and an axially magnetized gate moveable relative to the bore. The gate is dimensioned to cover the bore in a closed state and expose the bore in an open state. The valve body and the gate are configured to self-align along their central axes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Inventor: Waleed Sami Haddad
  • Publication number: 20170308358
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a light emitting diode (LED) and a phototransistor configured to receive light from the LED and generate an electrical signal comprising shot noise. An amplifier is coupled to the phototransistor and configured to amplify the electrical signal. Sampling circuitry is coupled to the amplifier. For a plurality of temporally spaced sample pairs each defined by two consecutive time points in the amplified signal, the sampling circuitry is configured to determine a difference in amplitude of the amplified signal at each of the two consecutive time points and output a differential sample value indicative of the amplitude difference. The differential sample values for the plurality of sample pairs define a plurality of random numbers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventor: Waleed Sami Haddad
  • Publication number: 20170263232
    Abstract: An optoelectronic pickup for a musical instrument includes at least one light source which directs light to impinge a sound generating element of the musical instrument in at least one photoreceiver located to detect the reflected light, so as to generate an electrical signal that is responsive to sound generating element movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventor: Waleed Sami Haddad
  • Patent number: 9739133
    Abstract: A system includes a drill string to which a sensor is attached, a rotation unit configured to rotate the drill string, and a displacement unit configured to longitudinally displace the drill string. A processor is coupled to the rotation and displacement units. The processor is configured to coordinate sampling, by the sensor, of three-dimensional space surrounding the sensor while rotating and displacing the drill string. The processor is further configured to coordinate adjusting of at least one of drill string rotation and drill string displacement so that acceptable spatial sampling of the space surrounding the sensor is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: VERMEER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Waleed Sami Haddad, David Hanson
  • Patent number: 9734811
    Abstract: A optoelectronic pickup for a musical instrument includes at least one light source which directs light to impinge a string of the musical instrument in at least one photoreceiver located to detect the reflected light, so as to generate an electrical signal that is responsive to string vibrations. A number of dissimilar filter approaches are included to control undesired effects of spurious light, the filter approaches may be structure-based, signal processing-based, and/or optics-based.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Light4Sound
    Inventor: Waleed Sami Haddad
  • Patent number: 9728174
    Abstract: An optoelectronic pickup for a musical instrument includes at least one light source which directs light to impinge a sound generating element of the musical instrument in at least one photoreceiver located to detect the reflected light, so as to generate an electrical signal that is responsive to sound generating element movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: LIGHT4SOUND
    Inventor: Waleed Sami Haddad
  • Publication number: 20170180617
    Abstract: An apparatus for use with an electronic device having a microphone and a camera. The apparatus comprises a structure configured to detachably couple to the device, and a shutter supported by the structure and comprising a lens shutter configured to obscure a lens of the camera when in an engaged position. A generator is supported by the structure and configured to generate a force that acts on the microphone and renders the microphone unresponsive to voice sounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventor: Waleed Sami Haddad
  • Publication number: 20170155810
    Abstract: An apparatus for use with an electronic device having a camera. The apparatus comprises a structure configured to detachably couple to the device, and a shutter supported by the structure and comprising a lens shutter configured to obscure a lens of the camera when in an engaged position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Inventor: Waleed Sami Haddad
  • Publication number: 20170150052
    Abstract: A mobile communications device includes a display, one or more sources comprising at least one microphone and at least one camera, a wireless communications module, a main processor, and a secured processor inaccessible by the main processor. A housing supports components of the device and is configured for hand-held manipulation. A shutter is supported by the housing, and comprises a lens shutter situated within the housing and configured to obscure a lens of the at least one camera when activated. A user actuatable switch is coupled to at least the one or more sources, the main processor, the secured processor, and the shutter. The switch is configured to selectively activate and deactivate the lens shutter. The switch is also configured to divert signals produced by the sources away from the main processor when activated, and couple signals produced by the sources to the main processor when deactivated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: Waleed Sami Haddad, Victor E. Cocchia
  • Publication number: 20170099541
    Abstract: An apparatus for use with an electronic device having a microphone. The apparatus comprises a structure configured to detachably couple to the device, and a generator supported by the structure. The generator is configured to generate a force that acts on the microphone and renders the microphone unresponsive to voice sounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Inventor: Waleed Sami Haddad
  • Patent number: 9591192
    Abstract: An apparatus for use with an electronic device having a microphone and a camera. The apparatus comprises a structure configured to detachably couple to the device, and a shutter supported by the structure and comprising a lens shutter configured to obscure a lens of the camera when in an engaged position. A generator is supported by the structure and configured to generate a force that acts on the microphone and renders the microphone unresponsive to voice sounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: VYSK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Waleed Sami Haddad
  • Patent number: 9571708
    Abstract: An apparatus for use with an electronic device having a camera. The apparatus comprises a structure configured to detachably couple to the device, and a shutter supported by the structure and comprising a lens shutter configured to obscure a lens of the camera when in an engaged position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: VYSK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Waleed Sami Haddad
  • Patent number: 9565359
    Abstract: A mobile communications device includes a display, one or more sources comprising at least one microphone and at least one camera, a wireless communications module, a main processor, and a secured processor inaccessible by the main processor. A housing supports components of the device and is configured for hand-held manipulation. A shutter is supported by the housing, and comprises a lens shutter situated within the housing and configured to obscure a lens of the at least one camera when activated. A user actuatable switch is coupled to at least the one or more sources, the main processor, the secured processor, and the shutter. The switch is configured to selectively activate and deactivate the lens shutter. The switch is also configured to divert signals produced by the sources away from the main processor when activated, and couple signals produced by the sources to the main processor when deactivated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: VYSK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Waleed Sami Haddad, Victor E. Cocchia
  • Publication number: 20170010388
    Abstract: A series of scans is generated for a subsurface and a derivative image is created using the series of subsurface images. One or more tests are performed on the derivative image, and a subsurface object is detected based on the one or more tests. A sensor is configured to generate a series of scans for a subsurface and a processor is coupled to the sensor. The processor is configured to execute stored program instructions that cause the processor to generate a series of images of the subsurface using the series of scans, create a derivative image using the series of subsurface images, perform one or more tests on the derivative image, and detect a subsurface object based on the one or more tests.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventor: Waleed Sami Haddad
  • Patent number: 9524708
    Abstract: An optoelectronic pickup for a musical instrument includes at least one light source which directs light to impinge a sound generating element of the musical instrument in at least one photoreceiver located to detect the reflected light, so as to generate an electrical signal that is responsive to sound generating element movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: LIGHT4SOUND
    Inventor: Waleed Sami Haddad
  • Patent number: 9459374
    Abstract: A series of scans is generated for a subsurface and a derivative image is created using the series of subsurface images. One or more tests are performed on the derivative image, and a subsurface object is detected based on the one or more tests. A sensor is configured to generate a series of scans for a subsurface and a processor is coupled to the sensor. The processor is configured to execute stored program instructions that cause the processor to generate a series of images of the subsurface using the series of scans, create a derivative image using the series of subsurface images, perform one or more tests on the derivative image, and detect a subsurface object based on the one or more tests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: VERMEER MANUFACTURING COMPANY
    Inventor: Waleed Sami Haddad