Patents by Inventor William F. Zancho

William F. Zancho 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: 7539796
    Abstract: A configuration of an electronic device (400) is managed by obtaining (1005) stakeholder attributes of a component resident in the electronic device from stakeholder requirements (FIGS. 7, 8) of one or more stakeholders and correlating (1020) the respective stakeholder attributes as well as available sets of values of attributes of the component to determine (1025) a set of selected values of the attributes, and establishing (1030) at least a portion of a new configuration of the electronic device using the set of selected values of the attributes of the component. When the stakeholder requirements cannot be met with an existing application in the electronic device, the application may be formed (1200) from components of existing applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Nowlan, William F. Zancho, Jon Godston, Kenneth W. Douros, Maria B. Thompson, Christopher W. Drackett, Deborah A. Matteo
  • Publication number: 20080293395
    Abstract: A representation is rendered on the user interface of a mobile device using a presentation specification and a behavior specification. The presentation specification defines styles, and the behavior specification defines interactions. Each specification can be used to set corresponding rules and libraries for rendering the user interface. The mobile device can communicate with one or more cellular radio networks and render the user interface using at least one new presentation and behavior specification downloaded and corresponding to a new cellular radio network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2007
    Publication date: November 27, 2008
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: Ajit Mathews, Steven J. Nowlan, William F. Zancho
  • Publication number: 20080289000
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for managing an application at an electronic device (202). The method includes receiving (304) the application at the electronic device. The application has one or more user interface attributes. Each user interface attribute has a set of usable values. The method also includes determining (306) a set of permitted values of at least one of the one or more user interface attributes by using policy rules in response to one or more environmental conditions determined by the electronic device. Further, the method includes merging (308) the application with an operational platform of the electronic device and activating the application. The application is merged and activated at the electronic device, when, for each of the at least one of the one or more user interface attributes of the application, there is at least one value that is common to the set of permitted values and the set of usable values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2007
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: Hoi L. Young, William F. Zancho
  • Publication number: 20080243766
    Abstract: A configuration of an electronic device (400) is managed by obtaining (1005) stakeholder attributes of a component resident in the electronic device from stakeholder requirements (FIGS. 7, 8) of one or more stakeholders and correlating (1020) the respective stakeholder attributes as well as available sets of values of attributes of the component to determine (1025) a set of selected values of the attributes, and establishing (1030) at least a portion of a new configuration of the electronic device using the set of selected values of the attributes of the component. When the stakeholder requirements cannot be met with an existing application in the electronic device, the application may be formed (1200) from components of existing applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2007
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: Steven Nowlan, William F. Zancho, Jon Godston, Kenneth W. Douros, Maria B. Thompson, Christopher W. Drackett, Deborah A. Matteo
  • Publication number: 20080237337
    Abstract: An electronic device (130) uses a record (122) which defines capabilities desired for the electronic device. The requirements of one or more stakeholders are entrusted using stakeholder priority certificates (136). Signatures in the stakeholder priority certificates are authenticated by a device (130). A processor compares components (140) of the electronic device against the received record (122) and the trusted stakeholder requirements to determine operation characteristics of the electronic device (130). The processor can execute a conflict resolution process (133) to resolve conflicts among stakeholder requirements such as arbitrating among at least two of the stakeholders. The processor can resolve conflicts among the stakeholder requirements using a predetermined priority sequence (135).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2007
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher W. Drackett, Deborah W. Matteo, Steven Nowlan, William F. Zancho, Jon Godston, Kenneth W. Douros
  • Patent number: 6973318
    Abstract: Vehicles (106) are equipped with two-way communication units (401) that communicate with roadside (114) and vehicular mounted two-way communication units to receive and/or exchange journey-related information. When approaching a geographic zone that does not support such services, a given vehicle (106) can receive at least a partial download of journey-related information concerning the second geographic zone (102) while still proximal to the entry border (107) for that zone (102). The download can be implemented wirelessly, through hard physical contact, or both. The download may also be at least partially concluded while traveling within the second geographic zone (102) through use of a second non-compatible wireless service such as wireless telephony.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2005
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Shrirang Nilkanth Jambhekar, Leslie Gabor Seymour, David Wheatley, William F. Zancho
  • Publication number: 20040258034
    Abstract: An in-vehicle system (10) having a radio (12) sends and receives messages that include an identifier that uniquely identifies the vehicle and that further includes affinities as correspond to the vehicle and/or occupants of the vehicle. The messages can constitute requests for information (43), offers to provide information (44), and other representations. Such requests and offers can correlate to an information payload contained within the message and/or to the affinities set forth in the message identifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2004
    Publication date: December 23, 2004
    Inventors: Walter L. Davis, Randolph M. Doi, Don Remboski, William F. Zancho
  • Publication number: 20040203840
    Abstract: Vehicles (106) are equipped with two-way communication units (401) that communicate with roadside (114) and vehicular mounted two-way communication units to receive and/or exchange journey-related information. When approaching a geographic zone that does not support such services, a given vehicle (106) can receive at least a partial download of journey-related information concerning the second geographic zone (102) while still proximal to the entry border (107) for that zone (102). The download can be implemented wirelessly, through hard physical contact, or both. The download may also be at least partially concluded while traveling within the second geographic zone (102) through use of a second non-compatible wireless service such as wireless telephony.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2001
    Publication date: October 14, 2004
    Applicant: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Shrirang Nilkanth Jambhekar, Leslie Gabor Seymour, David Wheatley, William F. Zancho
  • Patent number: 6804525
    Abstract: An in-vehicle system (10) having a radio (12) sends and receives messages that include an identifier that uniquely identifies the vehicle and that further includes affinities as correspond to the vehicle and/or occupants of the vehicle. The messages can constitute requests for information (43), offers to provide information (44), and other representations. Such requests and offers can correlate to an information payload contained within the message and/or to the affinities set forth in the message identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2004
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Walter L. Davis, Randolph M. Doi, Don Remboski, William F. Zancho
  • Patent number: 6775642
    Abstract: A fault detection method for determining whether a fault exists with a rotating element of a vehicle that includes a transduce, a diagnosis sampler, and a controller. The transducer converts sounds to an electrical signal that includes a noise component generated from the rotating element. The diagnosis sampler provides a sample of the electrical signal to the controller, which has functional aspects such as an envelope detect, a spectrum analysis, and a fault detect. The envelope detect detects an envelope of the electrical signal. The spectrum analysis forms a spectra from the envelope of the electrical signal, where the spectra is associated with the noise component generated from the rotating element. The fault detect determines (from the formed spectra) whether the fault exists with the rotating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2004
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald J. Remboski, William F. Zancho
  • Publication number: 20040124971
    Abstract: Inputs from a plurality of information sources including in-vehicle sensors (11, 12, and 13) are collected by a processing unit (14) to provide an integrated consideration of such inputs specific to the characteristics of the current driver. This integrated consideration is then used to source a couching output that is suitable for a driver of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2002
    Publication date: July 1, 2004
    Applicant: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. MacTavish, Shrirang Nilkanth Jambhekar, William F. Zancho
  • Patent number: 6668220
    Abstract: A fault detection system for determining whether a fault exists with a rotating element of a vehicle. The system includes a transducer, a diagnosis sampler, a sensor, and a controller. The transducer may be a microphone located in the vehicle for converting sounds to an electrical signal. The electrical signal includes a noise component generated from the rotating element. The diagnosis sampler is connected to the transducer and provides a sample of the electrical signal from the transducer to the controller. The sensor obtains data relating to the rotating element. The controller has functional aspects such as a synchronous resample, a spectrum analysis, and a fault detect. The synchronous resample has the capability of synchronizing the sample of the electrical signal with the data from the sensor to form a synchronized envelope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2003
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald J. Remboski, William F. Zancho
  • Publication number: 20030196492
    Abstract: A fault detection system for determining whether a fault exists with a rotating element of a vehicle. The system includes a transducer, a diagnosis sampler, and a controller. The transducer may be a microphone located in the vehicle for converting sounds to an electrical signal. The electrical signal includes a noise component generated from the rotating element. The diagnosis sampler is connected to the transducer and provides a sample of the electrical signal from the transducer to the controller. The controller has functional aspects such as an envelope detect, a spectrum analysis, and a fault detect. The envelope detect has the capability of detecting an envelope of the electrical signal. The spectrum analysis has the capability of forming a spectra from the envelope of the electrical signal, where the spectra is associated with the noise component generated from the rotating element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2002
    Publication date: October 23, 2003
    Inventors: Donald J. Remboski, William F. Zancho
  • Publication number: 20030200014
    Abstract: A fault detection system for determining whether a fault exists with a rotating element of a vehicle. The system includes a transducer, a diagnosis sampler, a sensor, and a controller. The transducer may be a microphone located in the vehicle for converting sounds to an electrical signal. The electrical signal includes a noise component generated from the rotating element. The diagnosis sampler is connected to the transducer and provides a sample of the electrical signal from the transducer to the controller. The sensor obtains data relating to the rotating element. The controller has functional aspects such as a synchronous resample, a spectrum analysis, and a fault detect. The synchronous resample has the capability of synchronizing the sample of the electrical signal with the data from the sensor to form a synchronized envelope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2002
    Publication date: October 23, 2003
    Inventors: Donald J. Remboski, William F. Zancho
  • Patent number: 6636799
    Abstract: Substantive informational conflicts as between navigation information provided by an in-vehicle navigation unit (101) and an in-vehicle roadside information service receiver (107) are detected (203). When detected, information from one source or the other is modified (207). Such modification can include alteration and/or deletion of one information item or the other. The modification can alleviate the conflict and/or otherwise provide alternative information to a user of the vehicle to support journey goals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2003
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas V. D'Amico, Walter L. Davis, Thomas J. Mactavish, Shrirang N. Jambhekar, Jurgen Reinold, Don Remboski, David Wheatley, William F. Zancho
  • Publication number: 20030186675
    Abstract: An in-vehicle system (10) having a radio (12) sends and receives messages that include an identifier that uniquely identifies the vehicle and that further includes affinities as correspond to the vehicle and/or occupants of the vehicle. The messages can constitute requests for information (43), offers to provide information (44), and other representations. Such requests and offers can correlate to an information payload contained within the message and/or to the affinities set forth in the message identifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2002
    Publication date: October 2, 2003
    Applicant: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Walter L. Davis, Randolph M. Doi, Don Remboski, William F. Zancho
  • Patent number: 6603406
    Abstract: In a vehicle equipped with a dedicated short-range two-way communications system to acquire and otherwise participate in a roadway information service, method and apparatus are provided to detect (301) an absence of the availability of such a service and to respond by substituting (302) roadway information from other sources and to provide notice (303) to the driver regarding the absence of realtime service information and/or the present use of substituted roadway information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2003
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Shrirang Nilkanth Jambhekar, David Wheatley, William F. Zancho, Leslie Gabor Seymour
  • Publication number: 20030120420
    Abstract: Substantive informational conflicts as between navigation information provided by an in-vehicle navigation unit (101) and an in-vehicle roadside information service receiver (107) are detected (203). When detected, information from one source or the other is modified (207). Such modification can include alteration and/or deletion of one information item or the other. The modification can alleviate the conflict and/or otherwise provide alternative information to a user of the vehicle to support journey goals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2001
    Publication date: June 26, 2003
    Applicant: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas V. D'Amico, Walter L. Davis, Thomas J. Mactavish, Shrirang N. Jambhekar, Jurgen Reinold, Don Remboski, David Wheatley, William F. Zancho
  • Publication number: 20030098800
    Abstract: In a vehicle equipped with a dedicated short-range two-way communications system to acquire and otherwise participate in a roadway information service, method and apparatus are provided to detect (301) an absence of the availability of such a service and to respond by substituting (302) roadway information from other sources and to provide notice (303) to the driver regarding the absence of realtime service information and/or the present use of substituted roadway information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2001
    Publication date: May 29, 2003
    Applicant: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Shrirang Nilkanth Jambhekar, David Wheatley, William F. Zancho, Leslie Gabor Seymour
  • Patent number: 6473302
    Abstract: To facilitate hands-free operation, a communications device holder (110, 300, 400) includes a tongue (202) that is adapted to mate with and be latched within a seat belt buckle (112) of an unoccupied vehicle passenger position. The communications device holder includes a docking assembly (200) that is adapted to receive and securely hold a communications device (120). The docking assembly includes interfaces for power, speakers, microphones and the like. A flexible member (302) is alternatively attached to the tongue to flexibly configure the position of the device holder. A seat belt buckle (402) is optionally attached to the communications device holder for securing the device holder both with the seat belt buckle for a passenger position and with the seat belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2002
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: George M. Korycan, William F. Zancho