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Recent patents with Michael M. Lee listed as an inventor - additional entries may be under other spellings.


Michael M. Lee - Related organizations: Apple Inc. patents, Seagate Technology Llc patents

Mobile device having human language translation capability with positional feedback

03/02/17 - 20170060853 - A mobile electronic device has a touch sensitive screen and an accelerometer. A translator is to translate a word or phrase that is in a first human language and that is entered via a first virtual keyboard displayed on the touch sensitive screen, into a second human language. A translator
Inventors: Michael M. Lee, Justin Gregg, Chad G. Seguin

Automatic power-off of wireless communication device from linked device

12/15/16 - 20160366262 - Methods and systems for powering-off a wireless communication device from a linked device are provided. A device can transmit a wireless communication signal to a linked device to instruct the linked device to power-off. In this manner, the user need only turn off one device manually which results in all
Inventors: Michael M. Lee, Jeffrey J. Terlizzi, Christopher D. Mckillop

Methods and apparatus for altering audio output signals

07/21/16 - 20160210981 - Methods, systems and computer readable media for altering an audio output are provided. In some embodiments, the system may change the original frequency content of an audio data file to a second frequency content so that a recorded audio track will sound as if a different person had recorded it
Inventors: Michael M. Lee

Mobile device having human language translation capability with positional feedback

10/29/15 - 20150309997 - A mobile electronic device has a touch sensitive screen and an accelerometer. A translator is to translate a word or phrase that is in a first human language and that is entered via a first virtual keyboard displayed on the touch sensitive screen, into a second human language. A translator
Inventors: Michael M. Lee, Justin Gregg, Chad G. Seguin

Automatic power-off of wireless communication device from linked device

08/13/15 - 20150230181 - Methods and systems for powering-off a wireless communication device from a linked device are provided. A device can transmit a wireless communication signal to a linked device to instruct the linked device to power-off. In this manner, the user need only turn off one device manually which results in all
Inventors: Michael M. Lee, Jeffrey J. Terlizzi, Christopher D. Mckillop

Dual-purpose hardware aperture

02/27/14 - 20140055660 - Some embodiments of the present invention provide a system which supports a dual-purpose aperture for an electronic device. This system includes a first component configured to perform an acoustic function through the aperture and a second component configured to perform a non-acoustic function through the aperture.
Inventors: Michael N. Rosenblatt, Michael M. Lee, Justin L. Gregg

Automatic power-off of bluetooth device from linked device

09/05/13 - 20130231053 - Methods and systems for powering-off a Bluetooth device from a linked device are provided. A device can transmit a Bluetooth signal to a linked device to instruct the linked device to power-off. In this manner, the user need only turn off one device manually which results in all linked devices
Inventors: Michael M. Lee, Jeffrey J. Terlizzi, Christopher D. Mckillop

Multiple-use acoustic port

05/23/13 - 20130129135 - Two or more acoustic transducers share the same acoustic port in a device. The acoustic properties—such as acoustic impedance and frequency response—of the shared acoustic port are matched to each of the two or more acoustic transducers. To accomplish acoustic impedance matching, a separate back volume is provided for each
Inventors: Justin Gregg, Michael M. Lee, Chad Seguin

Camera as input interface

05/09/13 - 20130116007 - A portable handheld electronic device contains a camera lens and accelerometer to allow a user to control voicemail and call features by swiping his finger across the camera lens and/or tapping the device. Therefore, the user can comfortably input commands into the device with a single hand and without needing
Inventors: Chad G. Seguin, Justin Gregg, Michael M. Lee

Outgoing telephone call indication

12/06/12 - 20120309362 - A mobile phone has a mobile phone housing in which are integrated an actuator and a telephone module. The actuator can vibrate the housing to give a haptic or tactile alert to the user. The actuator is to vibrate in accordance with an input signal. The telephone module activates the
Inventors: Michael M. Lee, Chad G. Seguin, Cyril Labidi

Method and apparatus for checking an acoustic test fixture

09/20/12 - 20120234096 - A body has a first portion whose exterior surface is similar to that of a corresponding, first portion of a portable media device. An acoustic aperture is formed at a location that is similar to that of a built-in earpiece, speaker, or microphone aperture in the media device. An acoustic
Inventors: Justin Gregg, Michael M. Lee

Contact information updating via sms

08/16/12 - 20120208573 - A source mobile telephone detects that a telephone number of the telephone has changed to a new number, and in response, sends a text or short message service (SMS) notice message to contacts identified in the mobile telephone to indicate that the source mobile telephone has a new telephone number.
Inventors: Phillip George Tamchina, Michael M. Lee, Chad G. Seguin

Communications system that provides user-selectable data when user is on-hold

03/15/12 - 20120064867 - Systems and methods for providing user-selectable data when a user is on hold are provided. A communications system can automatically detect when a user is placed on hold. Additionally, a user can indicate when he/she has been placed on hold. After it has been determined that a user is placed
Inventors: Michael M. Lee

Location-based media presentation

01/26/12 - 20120021773 - Media can be presented based on location associated with presentation of media (e.g., physical location of a device that is to present media). Presentation of media can be effectively controlled in order to automatically present a first media content (e.g., a list of songs, an album) in accordance with a
Inventors: Michael M. Lee

Dual-purpose hardware aperture

01/05/12 - 20120002097 - Some embodiments of the present invention provide a system which supports a dual-purpose aperture for an electronic device. This system includes a first component configured to perform an acoustic function through the aperture and a second component configured to perform a non-acoustic function through the aperture.
Inventors: Michael N. Rosenblatt, Michael M. Lee, Justin L. Gregg

Communications device having a commute time function and methods of use thereof

12/01/11 - 20110295498 - Apparatuses and methods to operate a commute time function of a communications device are described herein. In one embodiment, the commute time function is automatically activated based on an event and is then performed by (i) determining an up-to-date commute time based on commute information and (ii) displaying or speaking
Inventors: Cyril Labidi, Michael M. Lee

Automatic power-off of bluetooth device from linked device

10/13/11 - 20110250840 - Methods and systems for powering-off a Bluetooth device from a linked device are provided. A device can transmit a Bluetooth signal to a linked device to instruct the linked device to power-off. In this manner, the user need only turn off one device manually which results in all linked devices
Inventors: Michael M. Lee, Jeffrey J. Terlizzi, Christopher D. Mckillop

Anticipatory power management for battery-powered electronic device

04/07/11 - 20110083025 - Methods and apparatus for managing power consumption of a battery-powered electronic device are disclosed. According to one embodiment, power management can take action to reduce power consumption to accommodate estimated power requirements. According to another embodiment, power management can notify a user when a power deficiency is anticipated. According to
Inventors: Michael M. Lee

Audio processing for improved user experience

03/10/11 - 20110060435 - Methods and systems that facilitate enhanced media capabilities for electronic devices. The enhanced media capabilities enable electronic devices to provide voice calling with concurrent audio playback. The audio playback can originate at the electronic device itself or can be transmitted to the electronic device as part of or together with
Inventors: Michael M. Lee, Derek B. Barrentine

Text-based communication control for personal communication devices

01/06/11 - 20110004946 - Systems, devices, and methods are provided for enabling a user to control the content of text-based messages sent to or received from an administered device. In some embodiments, a message will be blocked (incoming or outgoing) if the message includes forbidden content. In other embodiments, the objectionable content is removed
Inventors: Michael M. Lee, Matthew M. Lee

Contact information updating via sms

05/13/10 - 20100120453 - A source mobile telephone detects that a telephone number of the telephone has changed to a new number, and in response, sends a text or short message service (SMS) notice message to contacts identified in the mobile telephone to indicate that the source mobile telephone has a new telephone number.
Inventors: Phillip George Tamchina, Michael M. Lee, Chad G. Seguin

Methods and structure for limiting storage device write caching

05/06/10 - 20100115197 - Methods and structures for limiting the write portion of a local cache memory in one or more disk drives of a storage system such that a storage controller coupled to each may mirror the content and structure of the write portion of each disk drive. The size of the write
Inventors: Michael M. Lee, Maurice L. Schlumberger

Sidetone selection for headsets or earphones

03/18/10 - 20100069114 - A portable telephony device has a mobile phone housing. Integrated in the housing are memory to store a telephony module, an earphone type detect module, a headphone port, and a processor. The headphone port may be a wired headset jack to receive a mating wired headset plug, or it may
Inventors: Michael M. Lee, Justin Gregg, Chad G. Seguin

Communications device having a commute time function and methods of use thereof

03/18/10 - 20100069054 - Apparatuses and methods to operate a commute time function of a communications device are described herein. In one embodiment, the commute time function is automatically activated based on an event and is then performed by (i) determining an up-to-date commute time based on commute information and (ii) displaying or speaking
Inventors: Cyril Labidi, Michael M. Lee

Camera as input interface

02/25/10 - 20100048241 - A portable handheld electronic device contains a camera lens and accelerometer to allow a user to control voicemail and call features by swiping his finger across the camera lens and/or tapping the device. Therefore, the user can comfortably input commands into the device with a single hand and without needing
Inventors: Chad G. Seguin, Justin Gregg, Michael M. Lee

Multiple-use acoustic port

02/25/10 - 20100046771 - Two or more acoustic transducers share the same acoustic port in a device. The acoustic properties—such as acoustic impedance and frequency response—of the shared acoustic port are matched to each of the two or more acoustic transducers. To accomplish acoustic impedance matching, a separate back volume is provided for each
Inventors: Justin Gregg, Michael M. Lee, Chad Seguin

Adjustment of acoustic properties based on proximity detection

02/25/10 - 20100046766 - One or more acoustic transducers of a device may be adjusted based on automatic detection of device proximity to the user. In a mobile telephone, when the user is using the receiver and holding the telephone against his/her ear, if the telephone detects that the user has moved the telephone
Inventors: Justin Gregg, Michael M. Lee, Chad Seguin

Wireless communication out of range indication

02/11/10 - 20100035598 - With respect to a wireless network, an out of range warning provides an estimate of an amount of time remaining until a wireless device is out of range of the wireless network. In this way, the user is presented with an opportunity to take corrective measures, if desired.
Inventors: Michael M. Lee, Christopher Mckillop, Stephan Vincent Schell

Mobile device having human language translation capability with positional feedback

02/04/10 - 20100030549 - A mobile electronic device has a touch sensitive screen and an accelerometer. A translator is to translate a word or phrase that is in a first human language and that is entered via a first virtual keyboard displayed on the touch sensitive screen, into a second human language. A translator
Inventors: Michael M. Lee, Justin Gregg, Chad G. Seguin

Outgoing telephone call indication

02/04/10 - 20100029342 - A mobile phone has a mobile phone housing in which are integrated an actuator and a telephone module. The actuator can vibrate the housing to give a haptic or tactile alert to the user. The actuator is to vibrate in accordance with an input signal. The telephone module activates the
Inventors: Michael M. Lee, Chad G. Seguin, Cyril Labidi

Device-to-device location awareness

02/04/10 - 20100029302 - During an ongoing wireless telephone call communication session between a pair of mobile devices, a local device responds to its user's activation of a virtual or actual button or key, or its user's verbal command, by automatically sending an over the air message (e.g., a SMS or text message or
Inventors: Michael M. Lee, Justin Gregg, Chad G. Seguin

Event-based contact list methods

08/27/09 - 20090216838 - Methods are provided for allowing an organizer of an event (such as a school reunion, a wedding, etc.) to create a site for the event on a server (e.g., an Internet server), and for allowing possible participants in the event to add information to the site and to retrieve information
Inventors: Michael M. Lee

Motion compensation for screens

08/13/09 - 20090201246 - A method for compensating for motion on screens is provided. In one embodiment, the method includes varying the display of a screen on a device using motion data. In this embodiment, a display adjustment amount also may be determined using screen properties and motion limits. In another embodiment, the method
Inventors: Michael M. Lee, Mason R. Lee

Dual-purpose hardware aperture

07/23/09 - 20090185045 - Some embodiments of the present invention provide a system which supports a dual-purpose aperture for an electronic device. This system includes a first component configured to perform an acoustic function through the aperture and a second component configured to perform a non-acoustic function through the aperture.
Inventors: Michael N. Rosenblatt, Michael M. Lee, Justin L. Gregg

Text-based communication control for personal communication device

07/09/09 - 20090177750 - Systems, devices, and methods are provided for enabling a user to control the content of text-based messages sent to or received from an administered device. In some embodiments, a message will be blocked (incoming or outgoing) if the message includes forbidden content. In other embodiments, the objectionable content is removed
Inventors: Michael M. Lee, Matthew M. Lee

Systems, methods and apparatus for providing unread message alerts

07/09/09 - 20090177617 - The present invention includes systems, apparatus and methods for providing message alerts to a user prior to that user communicating with a second party. The user may desire to communicate with a second party by sending a text-based message or by speaking to them through a communications device, such as
Inventors: Michael M. Lee

Methods and apparatus for altering audio output signals

07/09/09 - 20090177300 - Methods, systems and computer readable media for altering an audio output are provided. In some embodiments, the system may change the original frequency content of an audio data file to a second frequency content so that a recorded audio track will sound as if a different person had recorded it
Inventors: Michael M. Lee

Outgoing voice mail recording and playback

07/09/09 - 20090175425 - Systems and methods for enabling users to listen to outgoing voice mail messages are provided. These systems and methods record an audio file corresponding to a voice message being left by a user during an outgoing telephone call to a recipient, link the audio file to contact information associated with
Inventors: Michael M. Lee

Event-based modes for electronic devices

07/02/09 - 20090170532 - Event-based modes of operation are supported on an electronic device. One or more event-based modes of operation may be automatically or selectively applied to the device when a new life event is detected. The device's previous mode of operation may be backed up to the device or a network location
Inventors: Michael M. Lee, Justin Gregg, Casey Maureen Dougherty

User-programmed automated communications

07/02/09 - 20090170492 - A communications device may be programmed to initiate a communications operation when a particular condition is met. The user may set any suitable condition, including for example a date and time, location, event, received or sent communications operation, or any other suitable criteria. The user may select any suitable contact

Systems and methods for intelligent and customizable communications between devices

07/02/09 - 20090170480 - Systems and methods for providing a communications system are provided. The communications system can provide intelligent communications between devices, in which the system can identify appropriate communication modes for incoming communications requests based on a user's preferences and availability. The communications system can determine whether a user is participating in

Method and apparatus for checking an acoustic test fixture

06/25/09 - 20090158849 - A body has a first portion whose exterior surface is similar to that of a corresponding, first portion of a portable media device. An acoustic aperture is formed at a location that is similar to that of a built-in earpiece, speaker, or microphone aperture in the media device. An acoustic

Method and system for prolonging emergency calls

06/11/09 - 20090149153 - Some embodiments of the present invention provide a system that processes a phone call. During operation, the system connects the phone call from a mobile phone and determines whether the phone call is an emergency call. If the phone call is an emergency call, the system activates an emergency mode

Method and apparatus for acoustics testing of a personal mobile device

05/07/09 - 20090116656 - A portable handheld test fixture has an acoustic port, e.g. a speaker port, a microphone, and/or an earpiece/receiver port. Once the media device has been installed onto the test fixture, the port becomes acoustically coupled to a respective acoustic aperture of the media device that is associated with a speaker,

Systems and methods for controlling pre-communications interactions

04/30/09 - 20090113005 - The present invention can permit a communications request initiator to control pre-communications interactions. For example, the present invention can permit a communications request initiator to instruct a recipient communications device to present specific information to a communications request recipient when the initiator sends the communications request to the recipient. The

Movement-based interfaces for personal media device

04/02/09 - 20090088204 - Systems and methods are provided for a media device including one or more movement-based interfaces for interfacing with or controlling the media device.

Security using electronic devices

04/02/09 - 20090085760 - Systems and methods for providing security to a user of an electronic device are provided. An electronic device can be configured to enter a prevention mode in response to detecting a force that exceeds a predetermined threshold, thereby providing security. Embodiments are described wherein the device, upon entering a prevention

Method and apparatus for implementing parental controls for a portable media device

03/05/09 - 20090064314 - Methods and apparatus which allow parents to control the access of their children to features of a portable electronic device are disclosed. According to one aspect, a method for controlling the use of features associated with a portable electronic device includes setting at least one constraint associated with access to


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