Patents by Inventor Alain C. Briancon

Alain C. Briancon 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: 11224040
    Abstract: Described herein are methods and apparatuses for the provision and management of value added services without a requirement for specific client software on a wireless receive/transmit unit (WRTU). The methods and apparatuses described may be applied to wireless networks supporting HTTP transfers without disrupting the wireless network configuration. In the embodiments described herein, a web request may be received by a Service Management Entity (SME) that may be located in an access point (AP) from a WRTU. The SME may transmit a proxy auto-configuration (PAC) file to the WRTU. This PAC file may include a uniform resource locator (URL) associated with a Service Delivery Entity (SDE), and the URL chosen may be based on rules associated with a location of the WRTU. The SDE may then receive a second web request from the WRTU and respond by transmitting a message to the WRTU such as a transaction trigger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Charter Communications Operating, LLC
    Inventors: Edward R. Thomas, David P. Thompson, Alain C. Briancon
  • Patent number: 11190913
    Abstract: The subject matter described herein relates to wireless network discovery, management, the enabling of services, and economic exchanges in a cooperative manner by one or more federated sets of consumers, one or more access point providers, and one or more wireless service providers. Described herein are methods and apparatus for the discovery, classification, and management of wireless networks. The methods and apparatuses described herein may leverage two complementary elements impacting the performance of wireless LANs: (1) organization and management of the wireless access points (hot spots) from an ontology perspective, and (2) organization of mobile devices as a federation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Charter Communications Operating, LLC
    Inventors: Alain C. Briancon, Edward R. Thomas, David P. Thompson
  • Publication number: 20190373606
    Abstract: Described herein are methods and apparatuses for the provision and management of value added services without a requirement for specific client software on a wireless receive/transmit unit (WRTU). The methods and apparatuses described may be applied to wireless networks supporting HTTP transfers without disrupting the wireless network configuration. In the embodiments described herein, a web request may be received by a Service Management Entity (SME) that may be located in an access point (AP) from a WRTU. The SME may transmit a proxy auto-configuration (PAC) file to the WRTU. This PAC file may include a uniform resource locator (URL) associated with a Service Delivery Entity (SDE), and the URL chosen may be based on rules associated with a location of the WRTU. The SDE may then receive a second web request from the WRTU and respond by transmitting a message to the WRTU such as a transaction trigger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Edward R. Thomas, David P. Thompson, Alain C. Briancon
  • Patent number: 10433298
    Abstract: Described herein are methods and apparatuses for the provision and management of value added services without a requirement for specific client software on a wireless receive/transmit unit (WRTU). The methods and apparatuses described may be applied to wireless networks supporting HTTP transfers without disrupting the wireless network configuration. In the embodiments described herein, a web request may be received by a Service Management Entity (SME) that may be located in an access point (AP) from a WRTU. The SME may transmit a proxy auto-configuration (PAC) file to the WRTU. This PAC file may include a uniform resource locator (URL) associated with a Service Delivery Entity (SDE), and the URL chosen may be based on rules associated with a location of the WRTU. The SDE may then receive a second web request from the WRTU and respond by transmitting a message to the WRTU such as a transaction trigger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Charter Communications Operating, LLC
    Inventors: Edward R. Thomas, David P. Thompson, Alain C. Briancon
  • Publication number: 20190268735
    Abstract: The subject matter described herein relates to wireless network discovery, management, the enabling of services, and economic exchanges in a cooperative manner by one or more federated sets of consumers, one or more access point providers, and one or more wireless service providers. Described herein are methods and apparatus for the discovery, classification, and management of wireless networks. The methods and apparatuses described herein may leverage two complementary elements impacting the performance of wireless LANs: (1) organization and management of the wireless access points (hot spots) from an ontology perspective, and (2) organization of mobile devices as a federation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Alain C. Briancon, Edward R. Thomas, David P. Thompson
  • Patent number: 10327118
    Abstract: The subject matter described herein relates to wireless network discovery, management, the enabling of services, and economic exchanges in a cooperative manner by one or more federated sets of consumers, one or more access point providers, and one or more wireless service providers. Described herein are methods and apparatus for the discovery, classification, and management of wireless networks. The methods and apparatuses described herein may leverage two complementary elements impacting the performance of wireless LANs: (1) organization and management of the wireless access points (hot spots) from an ontology perspective, and (2) organization of mobile devices as a federation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS OPERATING, LLC
    Inventors: Alain C. Briancon, Edward R. Thomas, David P. Thompson
  • Publication number: 20170272924
    Abstract: The subject matter described herein relates to wireless network discovery, management, the enabling of services, and economic exchanges in a cooperative manner by one or more federated sets of consumers, one or more access point providers, and one or more wireless service providers. Described herein are methods and apparatus for the discovery, classification, and management of wireless networks. The methods and apparatuses described herein may leverage two complementary elements impacting the performance of wireless LANs: (1) organization and management of the wireless access points (hot spots) from an ontology perspective, and (2) organization of mobile devices as a federation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: AIRSENSE WIRELESS LTD.
    Inventors: Alain C. Briancon, Edward R. Thomas, David P. Thompson
  • Publication number: 20160073397
    Abstract: Described herein are methods and apparatuses for the provision and management of value added services without a requirement for specific client software on a wireless receive/transmit unit (WRTU). The methods and apparatuses described may be applied to wireless networks supporting HTTP transfers without disrupting the wireless network configuration. In the embodiments described herein, a web request may be received by a Service Management Entity (SME) that may be located in an access point (AP) from a WRTU. The SME may transmit a proxy auto-configuration (PAC) file to the WRTU. This PAC file may include a uniform resource locator (URL) associated with a Service Delivery Entity (SDE), and the URL chosen may be based on rules associated with a location of the WRTU. The SDE may then receive a second web request from the WRTU and respond by transmitting a message to the WRTU such as a transaction trigger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Applicant: AIRSENSE WIRELESS LTD.
    Inventors: Edward R. Thomas, David P. Thompson, Alain C. Briancon
  • Publication number: 20160027330
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes identifying recipes and receiving a grade selection, from each user of a food management system, for each of the recipes. An average grade for the recipes is calculated based on the grade selection received from each of the users. One of the users is identified from whom a grade selection was received that is greater than the average grade. The grade selection received from the identified user is correlated with the grades received from the other users. At least one of the other users whose grades most closely correlate with the grade given to the group of recipes by the identified user is identified. One or more recipes are provided to the identified one of the users that the identified one of the users has not graded based on grades given to the recommended recipe by the identified at least one of the other users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Applicant: KITCHOLOGY INC.
    Inventors: Alain C. Briancon, Iris S. Sherman, Michele A. Drgon, Chris A. Giacoponello, Ellen S. Foreman, Howard E. Goldberg, Marc D. Feldman, Ian T. Durham
  • Publication number: 20160019629
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and system for generating contextual information associated with a commercial transaction are described. A unique transaction identifier: is received from a scanned code, identifies a specific commercial transaction between a consumer and a retailer and serves as an authorization, by the consumer, to transfer information relating to the specific commercial transaction to a database associated with an account of the consumer. If the unique transaction identifier is received, a list of goods purchased by the consumer during the transaction is retrieved from a computer associated with the retailer and additional information to retrieve is determined based on at least one preference of the consumer. The additional information is retrieved and stored in the database associated with the account of the consumer for use in providing at least one of food budgeting services, diet monitoring services or economic offers to the consumer through an application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Applicant: Kitchology Inc.
    Inventors: Alain C. Briancon, Michele A. Drgon, Iris S. Sherman, Walter B. Wynes, Alicia V. Briancon, Alyson S. Durham, Ian T. Durham
  • Patent number: 9191777
    Abstract: Described herein are methods and apparatuses for the provision and management of value added services without a requirement for specific client software on a wireless receive/transmit unit (WRTU). The methods and apparatuses described may be applied to wireless networks supporting HTTP transfers without disrupting the wireless network configuration. In the embodiments described herein, a web request may be received by a Service Management Entity (SME) that may be located in an access point (AP) from a WRTU. The SME may transmit a proxy auto-configuration (PAC) file to the WRTU. This PAC file may include a uniform resource locator (URL) associated with a Service Delivery Entity (SDE), and the URL chosen may be based on rules associated with a location of the WRTU. The SDE may then receive a second web request from the WRTU and respond by transmitting a message to the WRTU such as a transaction trigger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: AIRSENSE WIRELESS LTD.
    Inventors: Edward R. Thomas, David P. Thompson, Alain C. Briancon
  • Patent number: 9036821
    Abstract: A secret stream of bits begins by receiving a public random stream contained in a wireless communication signal at a transmit/receive unit. The public random stream is sampled and specific bits are extracted according to a shared common secret. These extracted bits are used to create a longer secret stream. The shared common secret may be generated using JRNSO techniques, or provided to the transmit/receive units prior to the communication session. Alternatively, one of the transmit/receive unit is assumed to be more powerful than any potential eavesdropper. In this situation, the powerful transmit/receive unit may broadcast and store a public random stream. The weaker transmit/receive unit selects select random bits of the broadcast for creating a key. The weaker transmit/receive unit sends the powerful transmit/receive unit the selected bit numbers, and powerful transmit/receive unit uses the random numbers to produce the key created by the weaker transmit/receive unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander Reznik, Alain C. Briancon, Yevgeniy Dodis, Yogendra C. Shah, Chunxuan Ye, Robert A. DiFazio, Inhyok Cha
  • Publication number: 20140307875
    Abstract: A method for transmitting an encrypted signal to a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) such that decryption of the encrypted signal depends on a trust zone associated with the WTRU is disclosed. The encryption may be performed using hierarchical modulation, scrambling, authentication, location validation, or a combination thereof. The size of a trust zone may also be adjusted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: INTERDIGITAL TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alexander Reznik, Alan G. Carlton, Alain C. Briancon, Yogendra C. Shah, Prabhakar R. Chitrapu
  • Publication number: 20140206396
    Abstract: Described herein are methods and apparatuses for the provision and management of value added services without a requirement for specific client software on a wireless receive/transmit unit (WRTU). The methods and apparatuses described may be applied to wireless networks supporting HTTP transfers without disrupting the wireless network configuration. In the embodiments described herein, a web request may be received by a Service Management Entity (SME) that may be located in an access point (AP) from a WRTU. The SME may transmit a proxy auto-configuration (PAC) file to the WRTU. This PAC file may include a uniform resource locator (URL) associated with a Service Delivery Entity (SDE), and the URL chosen may be based on rules associated with a location of the WRTU. The SDE may then receive a second web request from the WRTU and respond by transmitting a message to the WRTU such as a transaction trigger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: AIRSENSE WIRELESS LTD.
    Inventors: Edward R. THOMAS, David P. Thompson, Alain C. Briancon
  • Publication number: 20140153486
    Abstract: The subject matter described herein relates to wireless network discovery, management, the enabling of services, and economic exchanges in a cooperative manner by one or more federated sets of consumers, one or more access point providers, and one or more wireless service providers. Described herein are methods and apparatus for the discovery, classification, and management of wireless networks. The methods and apparatuses described herein may leverage two complementary elements impacting the performance of wireless LANs: (1) organization and management of the wireless access points (hot spots) from an ontology perspective, and (2) organization of mobile devices as a federation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: AIRSENSE WIRELESS LTD.
    Inventors: Alain C. Briancon, Edward R. Thomas, David P. Thompson
  • Publication number: 20140133654
    Abstract: A secret stream of bits begins by receiving a public random stream contained in a wireless communication signal at a transmit/receive unit. The public random stream is sampled and specific bits are extracted according to a shared common secret. These extracted bits are used to create a longer secret stream. The shared common secret may be generated using JRNSO techniques, or provided to the transmit/receive units prior to the communication session. Alternatively, one of the transmit/receive unit is assumed to be more powerful than any potential eavesdropper. In this situation, the powerful transmit/receive unit may broadcast and store a public random stream. The weaker transmit/receive unit selects select random bits of the broadcast for creating a key. The weaker transmit/receive unit sends the powerful transmit/receive unit the selected bit numbers, and powerful transmit/receive unit uses the random numbers to produce the key created by the weaker transmit/receive unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: Interdigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander Reznik, Alain C. Briancon, Yevgeniy Dodis, Yogendra C. Shah, Chunxuan Ye, Robert A. DiFazio, Inhyok Cha
  • Patent number: 8634558
    Abstract: A secret stream of bits begins by receiving a public random stream contained in a wireless communication signal at a transmit/receive unit. The public random stream is sampled and specific bits are extracted according to a shared common secret. These extracted bits are used to create a longer secret stream. The shared common secret may be generated using JRNSO techniques, or provided to the transmit/receive units prior to the communication session. Alternatively, one of the transmit/receive unit is assumed to be more powerful than any potential eavesdropper. In this situation, the powerful transmit/receive unit may broadcast and store a public random stream. The weaker transmit/receive unit selects select random bits of the broadcast for creating a key. The weaker transmit/receive unit sends the powerful transmit/receive unit the selected bit numbers, and powerful transmit/receive unit uses the random numbers to produce the key created by the weaker transmit/receive unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander Reznik, Alain C. Briancon, Yevgeniy Dodis, Yogendra C. Shah, Chunxuan Ye, Robert A. DiFazio, Inhyok Cha
  • Publication number: 20120281831
    Abstract: A secret stream of bits begins by receiving a public random stream contained in a wireless communication signal at a transmit/receive unit. The public random stream is sampled and specific bits are extracted according to a shared common secret. These extracted bits are used to create a longer secret stream. The shared common secret may be generated using JRNSO techniques, or provided to the transmit/receive units prior to the communication session. Alternatively, one of the transmit/receive unit is assumed to be more powerful than any potential eavesdropper. In this situation, the powerful transmit/receive unit may broadcast and store a public random stream. The weaker transmit/receive unit selects select random bits of the broadcast for creating a key. The weaker transmit/receive unit sends the powerful transmit/receive unit the selected bit numbers, and powerful transmit/receive unit uses the random numbers to produce the key created by the weaker transmit/receive unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Inventors: Alexander Reznik, Alain C. Briancon, Yevgeniy Dodis, Yogendra C. Shah, Chunxuan Ye, Robert A. DiFazio, Inhyok Cha
  • Patent number: 8254574
    Abstract: A secret stream of bits begins by receiving a public random stream contained in a wireless communication signal at a transmit/receive unit. The public random stream is sampled and specific bits are extracted according to a shared common secret. These extracted bits are used to create a longer secret stream. The shared common secret may be generated using JRNSO techniques, or provided to the transmit/receive units prior to the communication session. Alternatively, one of the transmit/receive unit is assumed to be more powerful than any potential eavesdropper. In this situation, the powerful transmit/receive unit may broadcast and store a public random stream. The weaker transmit/receive unit selects select random bits of the broadcast for creating a key. The weaker transmit/receive unit sends the powerful transmit/receive unit the selected bit numbers, and powerful transmit/receive unit uses the random numbers to produce the key created by the weaker transmit/receive unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander Reznik, Alain C. Briancon, Yevgeniy Dodis, Yogendra C. Shah, Chunxuan Ye, Robert A. DiFazio, Inhyok Cha
  • Publication number: 20100039410
    Abstract: A distributed architecture for driving various electro-optic reflective display devices (620) is disclosed. Analog processors (6-15) are positioned in close proximity to the electro-optic reflective segments (650) being driven while digital processing functions are performed at a remote location. The analog and digital processors communicate via a bus (640). Various bus types and architectures for coupling the analog and digital processors are disclosed. The distributed architecture is particularly useful in electrochromic displays where the inherent properties of the display require analog sensing of each segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2007
    Publication date: February 18, 2010
    Applicant: NTERA, INC.
    Inventors: Peter E. Becker, Alain C. Briancon, Ralph M. Mesmer, Peter B. Ritz