Patents by Inventor Yefim Grosman

Yefim Grosman 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: 10349374
    Abstract: In some implementations, a method includes receiving, from a server, location data identifying locations of access points and mobile access points. A mobile device may determine an identifier of an access point within a communication range. The identifier is compared with the location data to identify parameters for the access point. The access point is determined to be a mobile access point based on the identified parameters included in the location data. In response to identifying the mobile access point, operating parameters executed by the mobile device are updated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Mayor, Ronald Keryuan Huang, Yefim Grosman
  • Patent number: 10042035
    Abstract: Embodiments of a system and method for tile-based reduction of access point location information are described. Embodiments may reduce a set of network access points and respective locations to generate a reduced set. For instance, embodiments may include parsing a representation of a geographic region into multiple tiles. Embodiments may also include, for each sub-area or “bucket” of multiple buckets that make up a given tile, evaluating the set of network access points and respective locations to identify network access points residing in that bucket, and based on a ranking of the network access points in that bucket, eliminating at least some network access points of that sub-area from the reduced set. Embodiments may also include, for each sub-tile of multiple sub-tiles of the given tile, assigning within the reduced set a common location to multiple access points residing within different locations of that sub-tile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Apple, Inc.
    Inventors: Yefim Grosman, Robert W. Mayor, Ronald K. Huang, Andrew Konstantinov
  • Publication number: 20180173709
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for navigating through a media object collection using a mobile device. Users navigate to the target media objects by repeatedly specifying filters. After a user specifies a filter, the filter is applied in combination with all previously specified filters to produce a filtered set of media objects. After a filter is applied, a display level is selected for each hierarchical dimension for which the media objects have metadata. The selection of the display level may be based on the number of distinct values that the media objects in the filtered set have for each level of the hierarchical dimension. Single-action controls are then displayed for each of the values that the media objects in the filtered set have for the selected display level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: YEFIM GROSMAN, BERTRAND SERLET, DOUGLAS RICHARDSON
  • Patent number: 9918294
    Abstract: Methods, program products, and systems of location estimation using a probability density function are disclosed. In general, in one aspect, a server can estimate an effective altitude of a wireless access gateway using harvested data. The server can harvest location data from multiple mobile devices. The harvested data can include a location of each mobile device and an identifier of a wireless access gateway that is located within a communication range of the mobile device. The server can calculate an effective altitude of the wireless access gateway using a probability density function of the harvested data. The probability density function can be a sufficient statistic of the received set of location coordinates for calculating an effective altitude of the wireless access gateway. The server can send the effective altitude of the wireless access gateway to other mobile devices for estimating altitudes of the other mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lukas M. Marti, Glenn Donald MacGougan, Robert Mayor, Ronald K. Huang, Jason Dere, Yefim Grosman
  • Patent number: 9904682
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for navigating through a media object collection using a mobile device. Users navigate to the target media objects by repeatedly specifying filters. After a user specifies a filter, the filter is applied in combination with all previously specified filters to produce a filtered set of media objects. After a filter is applied, a display level is selected for each hierarchical dimension for which the media objects have metadata. The selection of the display level may be based on the number of distinct values that the media objects in the filtered set have for each level of the hierarchical dimension. Single-action controls are then displayed for each of the values that the media objects in the filtered set have for the selected display level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Yefim Grosman, Bertrand Serlet, Douglas Richardson
  • Patent number: 9779098
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for navigating through a media object collection using a mobile device. Users navigate to the target media objects by repeatedly specifying filters. After a user specifies a filter, the filter is applied in combination with all previously specified filters to produce a filtered set of media objects. After a filter is applied, a display level is selected for each hierarchical dimension for which the media objects have metadata. The selection of the display level may be based on the number of distinct values that the media objects in the filtered set have for each level of the hierarchical dimension. Single-action controls are then displayed for each of the values that the media objects in the filtered set have for the selected display level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: UPTHERE, INC.
    Inventors: Yefim Grosman, Bertrand Serlet, Douglas Richardson
  • Publication number: 20170083529
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for navigating through a media object collection using a mobile device. Users navigate to the target media objects by repeatedly specifying filters. After a user specifies a filter, the filter is applied in combination with all previously specified filters to produce a filtered set of media objects. After a filter is applied, a display level is selected for each hierarchical dimension for which the media objects have metadata. The selection of the display level may be based on the number of distinct values that the media objects in the filtered set have for each level of the hierarchical dimension. Single-action controls are then displayed for each of the values that the media objects in the filtered set have for the selected display level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Inventors: Yefim Grosman, Bertrand Serlet, Douglas Richardson
  • Publication number: 20170013589
    Abstract: Methods, program products, and systems of location estimation using a probability density function are disclosed. In general, in one aspect, a server can estimate an effective altitude of a wireless access gateway using harvested data. The server can harvest location data from multiple mobile devices. The harvested data can include a location of each mobile device and an identifier of a wireless access gateway that is located within a communication range of the mobile device. The server can calculate an effective altitude of the wireless access gateway using a probability density function of the harvested data. The probability density function can be a sufficient statistic of the received set of location coordinates for calculating an effective altitude of the wireless access gateway. The server can send the effective altitude of the wireless access gateway to other mobile devices for estimating altitudes of the other mobile devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lukas M. Marti, Glenn Donald MacGougan, Robert Mayor, Ronald K. Huang, Jason Dere, Yefim Grosman
  • Patent number: 9535163
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to provide assistance data for satellite navigation in a wireless communication device are disclosed. Processing circuitry in the wireless communication device determines whether to obtain assistance data for navigation based on a set of criteria. The set of criteria include one or more of a property of a geographic region in which the wireless communication device operates, a satellite signal quality estimate measured by the wireless communication device, and a user setting of the wireless communication device. When the set of criteria indicates that assistance data for navigation is beneficial for satellite navigation in the wireless communication device, the processing circuitry obtains one or more sets of assistance data. The processing circuitry configures operation of the wireless communication device for navigation based at least in part on the one or more sets of assistance data obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn D. MacGougan, Yefim Grosman, Ronald Keryuan Huang, Robert W. Mayor
  • Publication number: 20160345289
    Abstract: In some implementations, a method includes receiving, from a server, location data identifying locations of access points and mobile access points. A mobile device may determine an identifier of an access point within a communication range. The identifier is compared with the location data to identify parameters for the access point. The access point is determined to be a mobile access point based on the identified parameters included in the location data. In response to identifying the mobile access point, operating parameters executed by the mobile device are updated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Mayor, Ronald Keryuan Huang, Yefim Grosman
  • Patent number: 9497593
    Abstract: Methods, program products, and systems of location estimation using a probability density function are disclosed. In general, in one aspect, a server can estimate an effective altitude of a wireless access gateway using harvested data. The server can harvest location data from multiple mobile devices. The harvested data can include a location of each mobile device and an identifier of a wireless access gateway that is located within a communication range of the mobile device. The server can calculate an effective altitude of the wireless access gateway using a probability density function of the harvested data. The probability density function can be a sufficient statistic of the received set of location coordinates for calculating an effective altitude of the wireless access gateway. The server can send the effective altitude of the wireless access gateway to other mobile devices for estimating altitudes of the other mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lukas M. Marti, Glenn Donald MacGougan, Robert Mayor, Ronald K. Huang, Jason Dere, Yefim Grosman
  • Patent number: 9408178
    Abstract: In some implementations, a method includes receiving, from a server, location data identifying locations of access points and mobile access points. A mobile device may determine an identifier of an access point within a communication range. The identifier is compared with the location data to identify parameters for the access point. The access point is determined to be a mobile access point based on the identified parameters included in the location data. In response to identifying the mobile access point, operating parameters executed by the mobile device are updated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Mayor, Ronald Keryuan Huang, Yefim Grosman
  • Patent number: 9253600
    Abstract: Methods, program products, and systems of location estimation using a probability density function are disclosed. In general, in one aspect, a server can estimate an effective altitude of a wireless access gateway using harvested data. The server can harvest location data from multiple mobile devices. The harvested data can include a location of each mobile device and an identifier of a wireless access gateway that is located within a communication range of the mobile device. The server can calculate an effective altitude of the wireless access gateway using a probability density function of the harvested data. The probability density function can be a sufficient statistic of the received set of location coordinates for calculating an effective altitude of the wireless access gateway. The server can send the effective altitude of the wireless access gateway to other mobile devices for estimating altitudes of the other mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lukas M. Marti, Glenn Donald MacGougan, Robert Mayor, Ronald K. Huang, Jason Dere, Yefim Grosman
  • Publication number: 20150134638
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for navigating through a media object collection using a mobile device. Users navigate to the target media objects by repeatedly specifying filters. After a user specifies a filter, the filter is applied in combination with all previously specified filters to produce a filtered set of media objects. After a filter is applied, a display level is selected for each hierarchical dimension for which the media objects have metadata. The selection of the display level may be based on the number of distinct values that the media objects in the filtered set have for each level of the hierarchical dimension. Single-action controls are then displayed for each of the values that the media objects in the filtered set have for the selected display level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: upthere, inc.
    Inventors: Yefim Grosman, Bertrand Serlet, Douglas Richardson
  • Patent number: 9019984
    Abstract: Methods, program products, and systems for monitoring geofence exits using wireless access points are disclosed. In general, in one aspect, the mobile device can select, from multiple wireless access points, one or more wireless access points for monitoring a geofence. Selecting the one or more wireless access points can include determining multiple geographic regions corresponding to the geofence. The mobile device can select the one or more wireless access points based on a maximum total number of wireless access points to be selected and an access point allowance for each of the geographic regions. The access point allowance can indicate a maximum number of wireless access points to be selected for the geographic region. The mobile device can detect a potential entry or exit of the geofence by monitoring the selected one or more wireless access points using a wireless processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Yefim Grosman, Lukas M. Marti, Morgan Grainger, Robert Mayor, Ronald K. Huang
  • Patent number: 8938262
    Abstract: In some implementations, a location of a mobile device can be determined by calculating an average of the locations of wireless signal transmitters that have transmitted signals received by the mobile device. In some implementations, locations are weighted with coefficients and the average is a weighted average. In some implementations, the locations of the wireless signal transmitters are determined based on identification information encoded in the wireless signals received by the mobile device. The identification information can include an identifier for a wireless signal transmitter. The identification information can include characteristics of the received wireless signal that can be used to identify wireless signal transmitters. In some implementations, identification information from one signal can be combined with identification information from another signal to determine a location of a wireless transmitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn Donald MacGougan, Lukas M. Marti, Robert Mayor, Ronald K. Huang, Jason Dere, Yefim Grosman
  • Patent number: 8918103
    Abstract: A server can receive, from a mobile device, a reference location and one or more measurements of signal from signal sources. Each signal source is associated with a signal source location in a location database. The server can use the measurements and the signal source locations to validate the reference location. The server can use the validated reference location to validate the signal source locations, including detecting moved signal sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Mayor, Lukas M. Marti, Tadaaki Shimada, Yefim Grosman
  • Publication number: 20140364144
    Abstract: Methods, program products, and systems of location estimation using a probability density function are disclosed. In general, in one aspect, a server can estimate an effective altitude of a wireless access gateway using harvested data. The server can harvest location data from multiple mobile devices. The harvested data can include a location of each mobile device and an identifier of a wireless access gateway that is located within a communication range of the mobile device. The server can calculate an effective altitude of the wireless access gateway using a probability density function of the harvested data. The probability density function can be a sufficient statistic of the received set of location coordinates for calculating an effective altitude of the wireless access gateway. The server can send the effective altitude of the wireless access gateway to other mobile devices for estimating altitudes of the other mobile devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Lukas M. Marti, Glenn Donald MacGougan, Robert Mayor, Ronald K. Huang, Jason Dere, Yefim Grosman
  • Patent number: 8903414
    Abstract: Methods, program products, and systems of location estimation using a probability density function are disclosed. In general, in one aspect, a server can estimate an effective location of a wireless access gateway using harvested data. The server can harvest location data from multiple mobile devices. The harvested data can include a location of each mobile device and an identifier of a wireless access gateway that is located within a communication range of the mobile device. The server can calculate an effective location of the wireless access gateway using a probability density function of the harvested data. The probability density function can be a sufficient statistic of the received set of location coordinates for calculating an effective location of the wireless access gateway. The server can send the effective location of the wireless access gateway to other mobile devices for estimating locations of the other mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lukas M. Marti, Glenn Donald MacGougan, Robert Mayor, Ronald K. Huang, Jason Dere, Yefim Grosman
  • Patent number: 8818411
    Abstract: Methods, program products, and systems of location estimation using a probability density function are disclosed. In general, in one aspect, a server can estimate an effective altitude of a wireless access gateway using harvested data. The server can harvest location data from multiple mobile devices. The harvested data can include a location of each mobile device and an identifier of a wireless access gateway that is located within a communication range of the mobile device. The server can calculate an effective altitude of the wireless access gateway using a probability density function of the harvested data. The probability density function can be a sufficient statistic of the received set of location coordinates for calculating an effective altitude of the wireless access gateway. The server can send the effective altitude of the wireless access gateway to other mobile devices for estimating altitudes of the other mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lukas M. Marti, Glenn Donald MacGougan, Robert Mayor, Ronald K. Huang, Jason Dere, Yefim Grosman