Patents by Inventor William Beyda

William Beyda 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: 7504930
    Abstract: A system, including an alarm which is synchronized with a coffeemaker, is used to coordinate wake-up time with coffee brewing time. In one embodiment of the invention, the alarm includes an alarm timer, an alarm controller, alarm input (e.g., dial or button), a speaker, circuitry for sound generation and a display. A user sets the alarm timer, and the speaker is capable of providing a sound to wake the user at the set time. The circuitry for sound generation is capable of generating a tone and transmitting the tone with the same speaker. This tone is transmitted to an electric coffeemaker which includes, a tone receptor (e.g., microphone and amplifier), and coffee brewing circuitry. The tone receptor receives the tone generated by the alarm and forwards related data to the coffee brewing circuitry. The coffee brew cycle is activated in response. The alarm may be an alarm clock radio and the speaker may transmit an ultrasonic or audible tone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Inventors: Joseph William Beyda, Rachel Ann Beyda
  • Publication number: 20080143578
    Abstract: A system, including an alarm which is synchronized with a coffeemaker, is used to coordinate wake-up time with coffee brewing time. In one embodiment of the invention, the alarm includes an alarm timer, an alarm controller, alarm input (e.g., dial or button), a speaker, circuitry for sound generation and a display. A user sets the alarm timer, and the speaker is capable of providing a sound to wake the user at the set time. The circuitry for sound generation is capable of generating a tone and transmitting the tone with the same speaker. This tone is transmitted to an electric coffeemaker which includes, a tone receptor (e.g., microphone and amplifier), and coffee brewing circuitry. The tone receptor receives the tone generated by the alarm and forwards related data to the coffee brewing circuitry. The coffee brew cycle is activated in response. The alarm may be an alarm clock radio and the speaker may transmit an ultrasonic or audible tone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2006
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Inventors: Joseph William Beyda, Rachel Ann Beyda
  • Publication number: 20070268886
    Abstract: A telecommunications device includes a housing including a pronged plug for insertion into a standard electrical wall outlet; a controller mounted within said housing and including a wireless local area network controller configured to receive incoming call indicia from a voice over IP telephony client; and a speaker operably coupled to the controller and configured to provide audible incoming call announcements responsive to said incoming call indicia.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2005
    Publication date: November 22, 2007
    Inventors: Rami Caspi, William Beyda
  • Publication number: 20070072594
    Abstract: A telecommunications system includes a wireless network; a telephony client operably coupled to the network; and an indication device operably coupled to the network and configured to receive an audio file from the telephony client indicative of an incoming telephone call. In certain embodiments, the audio file comprises calling party identification information. In some embodiments, the system includes a calling party identification control unit and a text to speech engine, wherein said audio file comprises speech-converted calling party identification information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2005
    Publication date: March 29, 2007
    Inventors: Rami Caspi, William Beyda
  • Publication number: 20070050451
    Abstract: A telecommunications system includes a network; a plurality of user devices operably coupled to said network and including a microphone and a speaker; a collaboration server configured to cause a playing of one or more test tones at said plurality of user devices and compensate for feedback if said test tones are detected by microphones associated with said plurality of user devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2005
    Publication date: March 1, 2007
    Inventors: Rami Caspi, William Beyda
  • Publication number: 20060187915
    Abstract: A telecommunications system including a telephony device having telephony network and packet network connectivity and storing telephony device user data; a first personal computer having packet network connectivity and storing first user data; a second personal computer having packet network connectivity and storing second user data. The telephony device is configured to distinguish between packet network connectivity of said first personal computer and said second personal computer and receive said first user data and said second user data using said packet network connectivity and update said telephony device user data using said first user data and said second user data, wherein updating includes providing distinguishing indicia between said first user data and said second user data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2005
    Publication date: August 24, 2006
    Inventors: Rami Caspi, William Beyda
  • Publication number: 20060075091
    Abstract: A telecommunications system includes a network (202); a plurality of client devices (212) operably coupled to said network, said plurality of client devices adapted to select one or more of others of said plurality as contacts on a contact list (404); a presence server (204) coupled to said network and adapted to monitor presence status of selected ones of said others; wherein said presence server (204) maintains one or more records of past presence data for said selected ones and is configured to provide said one or more records to a requesting one of said plurality
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2004
    Publication date: April 6, 2006
    Inventors: William Beyda, Rami Caspi
  • Publication number: 20060068795
    Abstract: A telecommunications processing device (110) includes a wireless network interface (120); and a processor (401) operably coupled to an auto detect module (121) configured to maintain a prioritized WiFi network connection list; wherein said processor (401) is programmed to attempt access a wireless packet network (102) using said wireless network interface (120) via a wireless network access point defined on said prioritized WiFi network connection list in a first mode and is programmed to access the wireless packet network (102) using said wireless network interface (120) via a cellular telephone (108) programmed to function as a wireless network access point in a second mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2004
    Publication date: March 30, 2006
    Inventors: Rami Caspi, William Beyda
  • Publication number: 20060067299
    Abstract: A telecommunications system includes a wireless packet network; a cellular telephone network; at least one computing device including a wireless network interface card for communicating over the wireless packet network; at least one cellular telephone device, the cellular telephone device having a cellular telephone mode for communicating over the cellular network and a packet network mode for communicating over the packet network; a presence server on said packet network; wherein the cellular telephone device is configured to function as a wireless access point for said at least one computing device by interfacing the wireless network interface card to the wireless packet network via the cellular network; wherein a presence status of a user is set at said presence server based on whether the at least one cellular telephone device has activated said wireless access point
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2004
    Publication date: March 30, 2006
    Inventors: Rami Caspi, William Beyda
  • Publication number: 20060069686
    Abstract: A telecommunications system includes a network (202); a plurality of client devices (212) operably coupled to said network, said plurality of client devices adapted to select one or more of others of said plurality as contacts on a contact list (404); a presence server (204) coupled to said network and adapted to monitor presence status of selected ones of said others, wherein said presence server maintains one or more records of past presence data for said selected ones; a calendar server (1304) adapted to maintain a calendar for selected ones of said plurality; and a scheduler (1306) adapted to receive said one or more records and said calendar and determine a likely presence status at a predetermined time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2004
    Publication date: March 30, 2006
    Inventors: William Beyda, Rami Caspi
  • Publication number: 20060068794
    Abstract: A wireless telephone includes a cellular telephone controller configured to interface the cellular telephone to a telephone network; a wireless packet network controller configured to interface the wireless telephone to one or more packet networks for voice over IP voice connection; and a wireless network access point controller configured to function as a wireless access point for interfacing a computer to said packet network via the telephone network; wherein the wireless packet network controller is configured to turn off a function of the wireless network access point controller if a packet network is detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2004
    Publication date: March 30, 2006
    Inventors: Rami Caspi, William Beyda
  • Publication number: 20060068815
    Abstract: A wireless telephone includes a cellular telephone controller configured to interface the cellular telephone to a telephone network; a wireless packet network controller configured to interface the wireless telephone to packet network; and a wireless network access point controller configured to interface a computer to said packet network via telephone network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2004
    Publication date: March 30, 2006
    Inventors: Rami Caspi, William Beyda
  • Publication number: 20060067285
    Abstract: A telecommunications system includes a wireless packet network; a cellular telephone network; at least one computing device including a wireless network interface card for communicating over the wireless packet network; at least one cellular telephone device, the cellular telephone device having a cellular telephone mode for communicating over the cellular network and a packet network mode for communicating over the packet network; a presence server on said packet network; wherein the cellular telephone device is configured to function as a wireless access point for said at least one computing device by interfacing the wireless network interface card to the wireless packet network via the cellular network; wherein the presence server communicates with said at least one cellular telephone device to activate and deactivate said wireless access point based on a presence status.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2004
    Publication date: March 30, 2006
    Inventors: Rami Caspi, William Beyda
  • Publication number: 20060058012
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a system and method for enabling automatic call configuration to associated devices of parties involved in a data session. The call configuration involves a computing device utilized by an originating party. The originating party has an associated device other than the computing device which can be used for supplemental communication. The originating party picks or initiates a process which picks one or more destination parties to which supplemental communication is desired. Identifiers identifying a destination party or parties is forwarded to a mobile application server. The mobile application server can then perform an optional look-up to determine unique device identifiers for associated devices of the destination party or parties. The destination party identifier(s) and/or unique device identifiers is sent by the mobile application server to the associated device of the originating party.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2004
    Publication date: March 16, 2006
    Inventors: Rami Caspi, William Beyda
  • Publication number: 20060045257
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a telephone comprising an interface port to receive a computer network interface device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2003
    Publication date: March 2, 2006
    Inventors: Rami Caspi, William Beyda
  • Publication number: 20060041686
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a system for synchronizing participant copies of presentation data during a collaboration session. A presenter/server controlling the session sends synchronization commands when a change in state of the presentation data occurs. The synchronization commands can be received by a mobile communication device and then forwarded to the participant computer system where it is used to synchronize the copy of the presentation data with the presenter/server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2004
    Publication date: February 23, 2006
    Inventors: Rami Caspi, William Beyda
  • Publication number: 20060041687
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a system for synchronizing participant copies of presentation data during a collaboration session. A presenter/server controlling the session sends synchronization commands when a change in state of the presentation data occurs. The synchronization commands can be received by a mobile communication device and then forwarded to the participant computer system where it is used to synchronize the copy of the presentation data with the presenter/server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2004
    Publication date: February 23, 2006
    Inventors: Rami Caspi, William Beyda
  • Publication number: 20060026252
    Abstract: A text chat messaging system in which messages are displayed in chronological order on a message-by-message basis according to chat participants includes a messaging server (102); and a plurality of network clients (104) defining said chat participants and configured to identify messages (204) in a chat session according to chat participants and arrange said chat session for display according to a conversation order of participation in said chat session.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2004
    Publication date: February 2, 2006
    Inventors: Rami Caspi, William Beyda
  • Publication number: 20050165964
    Abstract: Embodiments may provide a telephone and a computing device coupled to the telephone, the computing device to establish a telephone call with the telephone using a signaling protocol other than a Session Initiation Protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2003
    Publication date: July 28, 2005
    Inventors: Rami Caspi, William Beyda
  • Publication number: 20050147098
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a system including a telephone and a computing device coupled to the telephone, the computing device to establish a conference call between the telephone and at least one other telephone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2003
    Publication date: July 7, 2005
    Inventors: Rami Caspi, William Beyda