Patents by Inventor Allen Huotari

Allen Huotari 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).

  • Publication number: 20190215936
    Abstract: A security system for use with a wireless access point that is configured to transmit a first wireless signal within a predetermined transmission range includes an outdoor lighting fixture including a master wireless transceiver configured and located to receive the first wireless signal from the wireless access point and to re-transmit the first wireless signal beyond the predetermined transmission range; and a first peripheral device located and configured to receive the first wireless signal re-transmitted from the master wireless transceiver, and to transmit a second wireless signal to at least one of (a) the wireless access point via the master wireless transceiver, and (b) a second peripheral device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: HAMPTON PRODUCTS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: James Hartung, Jon Fong Quan, Hossein Molaie Shargh, Tim Regan, Allen Huotari
  • Publication number: 20180376459
    Abstract: Embodiments herein describe using a dual assess point (AP) to establish two access points that both are established by two individual radios (e.g., two 5 GHz radios). Generally, APs experience highly degraded performance when two co-located radios operate within the same band. In one embodiment, AP devices can deploy same band radios using a macro-micro cell approach. Thus, the AP may intelligently hand off client devices between the micro and macro cell in a way that optimizes the system for overall throughput and low packet latency while creating minimal oscillation of clients between cells. The embodiments in this disclosure disclose techniques that direct clients in a manner that optimizes these factors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Vishal Satyendra DESAI, John BLOSCO, Allen HUOTARI
  • Patent number: 10111206
    Abstract: Embodiments herein describe using a dual assess point (AP) to establish two access points that both are established by two individual radios (e.g., two 5 GHz radios). Generally, APs experience highly degraded performance when two co-located radios operate within the same band. In one embodiment, AP devices can deploy same band radios using a macro-micro cell approach. Thus, the AP may intelligently hand off client devices between the micro and macro cell in a way that optimizes the system for overall throughput and low packet latency while creating minimal oscillation of clients between cells. The embodiments in this disclosure disclose techniques that direct clients in a manner that optimizes these factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Vishal Satyendra Desai, John Blosco, Allen Huotari
  • Publication number: 20170325200
    Abstract: Embodiments herein describe using a dual assess point (AP) to establish two access points that both are established by two individual radios (e.g., two 5 GHz radios). Generally, APs experience highly degraded performance when two co-located radios operate within the same band. In one embodiment, AP devices can deploy same band radios using a macro-micro cell approach. Thus, the AP may intelligently hand off client devices between the micro and macro cell in a way that optimizes the system for overall throughput and low packet latency while creating minimal oscillation of clients between cells. The embodiments in this disclosure disclose techniques that direct clients in a manner that optimizes these factors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventors: Vishal Satyendra DESAI, John BLOSCO, Allen HUOTARI
  • Patent number: 8245278
    Abstract: Client adapter and method simplify security deployment in an EPN, including the shared services electrical power lines of a premises. With direct coupling, piggybacked adapter receives network signals and electrical from EPN-connected first adapter through a shared medium port. An authenticating adapter exchanges security management services and information with supplicant adapter. Two or more adapters may be piggybacked. Piggybacked adapters exchange security management service information without rogue intrusion. Exchanged information, stored, is later used to communicate securely. Defined adjacency (neighborhood) information can be exchanged, and a neighborhood established on an EPN, where one authorized neighbors securely communicate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew McRae, Allen Huotari, Kendra Harrington
  • Patent number: 8081771
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an audio recorder is disclosed that interfaces with an automobile radio. The audio recorder includes a radio tuner that receives radio frequency signals and converts the signals to audio output and an audio comparator that compares audio output from the radio tuner with audio output of the automobile radio and tunes the radio tuner until the audio output of the audio tuner is synchronized with the audio output of the automobile radio. An audio storage device is activatable to record the audio output of the radio tuner for later playback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Kendra Harrington, Allen Huotari
  • Publication number: 20090268924
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an audio recorder is disclosed that interfaces with an automobile radio. The audio recorder includes a radio tuner that receives radio frequency signals and converts the signals to audio output and an audio comparator that compares audio output from the radio tuner with audio output of the automobile radio and tunes the radio tuner until the audio output of the audio tuner is synchronized with the audio output of the automobile radio. An audio storage device is activatable to record the audio output of the radio tuner for later playback.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Inventors: Kendra Harrington, Allen Huotari
  • Publication number: 20070182867
    Abstract: Systems and techniques for managing multiple video sources are described. Video data for a first channel may be displayed and buffered, while video data for a second channel that is not being displayed or recorded is also being buffered. The second channel may be a previous display channel and/or a predicted future channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2006
    Publication date: August 9, 2007
    Inventors: James Price, Allen Huotari
  • Publication number: 20070180081
    Abstract: According to one or more embodiments of the present invention, a proxy server includes a memory and a communication unit. The memory is configured to store and retrieve a client device identifier and an associated client device transport address, while the communication unit is configured to send and receive messages. The communication unit is configured to receive an identification message according to a first protocol from a client device through at least one intermediate network address translator (NAT). The identification message includes the client device identifier and conveys the client device transport address. The communication unit is configured to receive a request message from an admin device including the client device identifier. The proxy server is configured to retrieve the associated client device transport address and instruct the client device to open a connection with the proxy server according to a second protocol that is different from the first protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2006
    Publication date: August 2, 2007
    Inventors: Anton Okmianski, Mickael Graham, Joshua Littlefield, Allen Huotari
  • Publication number: 20070177514
    Abstract: VoIP verification is initiated by subscriber-side test VoIP appliance, or VoIP proxy agent. Test VoIP appliance is coupled to test node over a communications internetwork by upstream and downstream datapaths. VoIP verification request is transmitted to test node. Responsively, test node transmits VoIP verification signal to test VoIP appliance. Perceivable indication of verification signal received by VoIP appliance is effected by visual display, audible indication, or both. Operational state verifier apparatus is disposed in a digital telephony device, a computer terminal, or with an ATA interface coupled to analog telephony device used in VoIP communications system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2006
    Publication date: August 2, 2007
    Inventors: Kendra Harrington, Matthew McRae, Allen Huotari
  • Publication number: 20070097956
    Abstract: Systems and techniques herein may allow users to subscribe to Internet services such as VoIP without access to a personal computer. An Internet service device may include an input to receive information indicative of a selected service provider. The Internet service device may be configured to automatically discover a location of a configuration service for the selected service provider, and to transmit a device identifier to the selected service provider. In some embodiments, the configuration service may be discovered using a DNS SRV process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2005
    Publication date: May 3, 2007
    Inventors: Anton Okmianski, Allen Huotari, Mickael Graham
  • Publication number: 20070086357
    Abstract: An Internet service device includes data and instructions to generate a user interface to subscribe to an Internet service, and to automatically discover one or more service provider services. The internet service device may receive information indicative of a selected service provider from a user device, and may automatically discover a location of a subscription service and a configuration service for the selected service provider. Automatic discovery of one or more services may be performed using DNS SRV. Device can be automatically identified to service subscription and configuration servers to enable association of subscriber with a device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2005
    Publication date: April 19, 2007
    Inventors: Anton Okmianski, Allen Huotari, Mickael Graham, Joshua Littlefield
  • Publication number: 20070081543
    Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, a Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) apparatus includes a first communications unit and a processing unit. The first communications unit sends and receives message packets over a wide area network (WAN), and the processing unit controls the sending and receiving of message packets through the first communications unit. The sending and receiving of message packets comprises network traffic, while each packet has a packet size corresponding to an amount of WAN network utilization for each packet. The processing unit is adapted to measure, report, and limit the amount of WAN network utilization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2005
    Publication date: April 12, 2007
    Inventors: Manrique Brenes, Matthew McRae, Allen Huotari
  • Publication number: 20070076697
    Abstract: A packet-based communications system is provided, including: a client communications module for transmitting digital audio signals to a user interface device over a local area network (LAN) and for receiving digital audio signals from the user interface device, a voice packet module, and a network protocol module for transmitting data packets between the voice packet module and an Internet Protocol (IP) network. The voice packet module is configured to: receive audio signals from the client communications module and encapsulate the audio signals into data packets; convert data packets into audio signals and transmit the audio signals to the client communications module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2005
    Publication date: April 5, 2007
    Inventors: Allen Huotari, Kendra Harrington, Matthew McRae
  • Publication number: 20070064634
    Abstract: Systems and methods for connecting a wireless station to a wireless network are provided. The method may include: receiving a pre-connection management signal from each of a plurality of wireless access points, each of the access points connecting an upstream network to a downstream wireless network; retrieving from each of the management signals characteristics of the access point corresponding to the management signal, said characteristics comprising information regarding the upstream network associated with the respective access point; analyzing the characteristics of the access point for each of the management signals; and based on the analysis of the characteristics of the access points, identifying a preferred access point from the plurality of access points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2005
    Publication date: March 22, 2007
    Inventors: Allen Huotari, Kendra Harrington
  • Publication number: 20070058567
    Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, a customer premises equipment (CPE) apparatus includes a first communications unit and a processing unit. The first communications unit is adapted to send and receive messages over an upstream network. The processing unit is adapted to control the sending and receiving of messages through the first communications unit. The processing unit is adapted to perform each of a plurality of first sequence tests until the first sequence tests are exhausted, and each of a plurality of second sequence tests until one of a second sequence test passes or the second sequence tests are exhausted. The processing unit is adapted to receive test results from the performed test and to configure the CPE based upon the performed test results.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2005
    Publication date: March 15, 2007
    Inventors: Kendra Harrington, Allen Huotari
  • Publication number: 20070053329
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a UMA-integrated device includes at least one cellular UMA integrated circuit supporting the UMA Up architecture from the IP transport layer and higher; a router integrated circuit coupled to at least one cellular UMA integrated circuit through an Ethernet link; and an analog telephone adapter (ATA) logic circuit configured to couple the cellular UMA integrated circuit to an analog telephone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2005
    Publication date: March 8, 2007
    Inventors: Manrique Brenes, Allen Huotari
  • Publication number: 20070041372
    Abstract: Methods and systems for deterring spam on a communication medium are disclosed. Call traffic on the communication medium includes IP telephone calls, IMâ„¢ messages and other IP calls. The method includes detecting a call with a user device for accessing the communication medium, such as an IP telephone, a computer, etc. A signaling message associated with the call is accessed and compared with information relating to identities that correspond to originators of spam calls sent over said communication medium, which is stored in a repository associated with the communication medium, such as a dynamically updatable database. Where no match is found between the signaling message and the stored spam call identity information, the call is routed to the user. Where the signaling message matches any said spam call originator identity information however, the call is deterred from being routed to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2005
    Publication date: February 22, 2007
    Inventors: Anup Rao, Matthew McRae, Kendra Harrington, Allen Huotari
  • Publication number: 20070039040
    Abstract: A method, system and device for deterring spam on a communication medium are disclosed. The method includes detecting a call with a device for accessing the communication medium, wherein calls thereon include Internet Protocol traffic. The device includes an interface for allowing a user of to flag the call as a spam call (e.g., SPIT, SPIM, etc). Upon the flag, a signaling message associated with the call is accessed. The signaling message is stored as information relating to spam call sources. Upon detecting a subsequent call, a signaling message associated with the subsequent call is compared with the information relating to spam call sources. Upon a match between the signaling message associated with the subsequent call and the information relating to spam call sources, the subsequent call is blocked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2005
    Publication date: February 15, 2007
    Inventors: Matthew McRae, Kendra Harrington, Allen Huotari
  • Publication number: 20070025372
    Abstract: A method and system for remotely managing a bridge device, such as a modem, are disclosed. Management traffic from a service provider can be communicated to a bridge device which lacks a public IP address by sending the management traffic through the bridge device to a router of a LAN. The router then sends the management traffic back to the bridge device. Thus, the service provider can perform management tasks such as troubleshooting, health monitoring, accounting, provisioning, security and firmware upgrades in a manner that is transparent to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2005
    Publication date: February 1, 2007
    Inventors: Manrique Brenes, Matthew McRae, Kendra Harrington, Allen Huotari