Patents by Inventor Andrew S. Wright

Andrew S. Wright 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: 11411936
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, to provide digital identification. One of these methods includes receiving a request for a digital document from a digital wallet executing on a mobile device. The method includes identifying a digital document provider capable of providing the requested document. The method includes sending the request for the digital document to the identified digital document provider. The method includes receiving, from the digital document provider, information that enables the mobile device to view the digital document and does not enable the computer system to view the digital document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Adrian Borunda, Andrew L. Anaruk, Heather Hernandez, Gunjan C. Vijayvergia, William H. Wright, III, John Shelton, Cory S. Pickrel, Minya Liang, Sudarshan Rangarajan
  • Patent number: 9094533
    Abstract: Systems, methods and interfaces are disclosed for managing communications associated with a mobile communication device. Mobile communication devices process environmental inputs and transmit mobile communication device context information to a communication management system. The context information may, for example, reflect the motion and/or geographic location of the mobile device, and may reflect the risk associated with using the device to handle a call or other communications session. The communication management system uses the context information, optionally in combination with communication device profiles, to determine how to manage incoming and/or ongoing calls or other communication sessions. Mobile device users may also be inhibited from initiating communication sessions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Aegis Mobility, Inc.
    Inventors: John J. Geyer, Peter A. Featherstone, Andrew S. Wright, Mandy Chan, Stephen J. Williams
  • Publication number: 20150172442
    Abstract: Systems, methods and interfaces are disclosed for managing communications associated with a mobile communication device. Mobile communication devices process environmental inputs and transmit mobile communication device context information to a communication management system. The context information may, for example, reflect the motion and/or geographic location of the mobile device, and may reflect the risk associated with using the device to handle a call or other communications session. The communication management system uses the context information, optionally in combination with communication device profiles, to determine how to manage incoming and/or ongoing calls or other communication sessions. Mobile device users may also be inhibited from initiating communication sessions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Inventors: Andrew S. Wright, Peter A. Featherstone, Mandy Chan, John J. Geyer, Stephen J. Williams
  • Publication number: 20150140975
    Abstract: A communication environment includes of one or more subscriber terminals capable of initiating emergency voice calls over a telephony network. The subscriber terminal further send messages over either a data network or a telephony signaling network to a communication management system. The communication management system receives messages from a subscriber terminal, either via a data network or a telephony signaling network. It also consists of one or more telephony switching nodes capable of querying the emergency context node for a called party emergency context. It also consists of one or more servers that provide advanced call control services.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Andrew S. Wright, Stephen J. Williams, Leo Nikkari
  • Patent number: 8989250
    Abstract: Methods and circuits for equalizing a linear response in an observation path of a digital pre-distorter. A method comprises generating observed signals in an observation path based on observing a transmit signal; down-converting the observed signals into intermediate frequencies using different LO frequencies; calculating a ratio using the intermediate frequencies; and equalizing the linear response of the observation path on the observed signals using the ratio. An apparatus comprises a directional coupler for observing a transmit signal and generating observed signals; a down-converter for converting the observed signals into intermediate frequencies using different LO frequencies; and an adaptive estimator for calculating a ratio using the intermediate frequencies and using the ratio to equalize a linear response from the observation path on the observed signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: PMC-Sierra US, Inc.
    Inventors: William D. Warner, Andrew S. Wright, Bartholomeus T. W. Klijsen, Derek J. W. Ho
  • Patent number: 8983412
    Abstract: Systems, methods and interfaces are disclosed for managing communications associated with a mobile communication device. Mobile communication devices process environmental inputs and transmit mobile communication device context information to a communication management system. The context information may, for example, reflect the motion and/or geographic location of the mobile device, and may reflect the risk associated with using the device to handle a call or other communications session. The communication management system uses the context information, optionally in combination with communication device profiles, to determine how to manage incoming and/or ongoing calls or other communication sessions. Mobile device users may also be inhibited from initiating communication sessions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Aegis Mobility, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter A. Featherstone, Andrew S. Wright, Mandy Chan, John J. Geyer, Stephen J. Williams
  • Patent number: 8948784
    Abstract: Systems, methods and interfaces are disclosed for managing communications associated with a mobile communication device. Mobile communication devices process environmental inputs and transmit mobile communication device context information to a communication management system. The context information may, for example, reflect the motion and/or geographic location of the mobile device, and may reflect the risk associated with using the device to handle a call or other communications session. The communication management system uses the context information, optionally in combination with communication device profiles, to determine how to manage incoming and/or ongoing calls or other communication sessions. Mobile device users may also be inhibited from initiating communication sessions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Aegis Mobility, Inc.
    Inventors: Mandy Chan, Andrew S. Wright, Peter A. Featherstone, John J. Geyer, Stephen J. Williams
  • Patent number: 8942686
    Abstract: A communication environment includes of one or more subscriber terminals capable of initiating emergency voice calls over a telephony network. The subscriber terminal further send messages over either a data network or a telephony signaling network to a communication management system. The communication management system receives messages from a subscriber terminal, either via a data network or a telephony signaling network. It also consists of one or more telephony switching nodes capable of querying the emergency context node for a called party emergency context. It also consists of one or more servers that provide advanced call control services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Aegis Mobility, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew S. Wright, Stephen J. Williams, Leo Nikkari
  • Publication number: 20140199987
    Abstract: Systems, methods and interfaces are disclosed for managing communications associated with a mobile device. Mobile devices process environmental inputs and transmit context information to a communication management system. The context information may, for example, reflect the motion and/or geographic location of the mobile device, and may reflect the risk associated with using the device to handle a call or other communications session. A management system uses the context information, optionally in combination with communication device profiles, to determine how to manage requests for communication with the mobile device. Mobile device users may also be inhibited from initiating communications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: Aegis Mobility, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew S. Wright, Peter A. Featherstone, Mandy Chan, John J. Geyer, Stephen J. Williams
  • Patent number: 8781491
    Abstract: Systems, methods and interfaces are disclosed for managing communications associated with a mobile communication device. Mobile communication devices process environmental inputs and transmit mobile communication device context information to a communication management system. The context information may, for example, reflect the motion and/or geographic location of the mobile device, and may reflect the risk associated with using the device to handle a call or other communications session. The communication management system uses the context information, optionally in combination with communication device profiles, to determine how to manage incoming and/or ongoing calls or other communication sessions. Mobile device users may also be inhibited from initiating communication sessions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Aegis Mobility, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew S. Wright, Peter A. Featherstone, Mandy Chan, John J. Geyer, Stephen J. Williams
  • Patent number: 8738005
    Abstract: Systems, methods and interfaces are disclosed for managing communications associated with a mobile communication device. Mobile communication devices process environmental inputs and transmit mobile communication device context information to a communication management system. The context information may, for example, reflect the motion and/or geographic location of the mobile device, and may reflect the risk associated with using the device to handle a call or other communications session. The communication management system uses the context information, optionally in combination with communication device profiles, to determine how to manage incoming and/or ongoing calls or other communication sessions. Mobile device users may also be inhibited from initiating communication sessions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Aegis Mobility, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen J. Williams, Peter A. Featherstone, Mandy Chan, Andrew S. Wright, John J. Geyer
  • Publication number: 20140057616
    Abstract: Systems, methods and interfaces are disclosed for managing communications associated with a mobile communication device. Mobile communication devices process environmental inputs and transmit mobile communication device context information to a communication management system. The context information may, for example, reflect the motion and/or geographic location of the mobile device, and may reflect the risk associated with using the device to handle a call or other communications session. The communication management system uses the context information, optionally in combination with communication device profiles, to determine how to manage incoming and/or ongoing calls or other communication sessions. Mobile device users may also be inhibited from initiating communication sessions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventors: Peter A. Featherstone, Andrew S. Wright, Mandy Chan, John J. Geyer, Stephen J. Williams
  • Patent number: 8634788
    Abstract: Systems, methods and interfaces are disclosed for managing communications associated with a mobile communication device. Mobile communication devices process environmental inputs and transmit mobile communication device context information to a communication management system. The context information may, for example, reflect the motion and/or geographic location of the mobile device, and may reflect the risk associated with using the device to handle a call or other communications session. The communication management system uses the context information, optionally in combination with communication device profiles, to determine how to manage incoming and/or ongoing calls or other communication sessions. Mobile device users may also be inhibited from initiating communication sessions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Aegis Mobility, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew S. Wright, Peter A. Featherstone, Mandy Chan, John J. Geyer, Stephen J. Williams
  • Publication number: 20140011520
    Abstract: Systems, methods and interfaces are disclosed for managing communications associated with a mobile communication device. Mobile communication devices process environmental inputs and transmit mobile communication device context information to a communication management system. The context information may, for example, reflect the motion and/or geographic location of the mobile device, and may reflect the risk associated with using the device to handle a call or other communications session. The communication management system uses the context information, optionally in combination with communication device profiles, to determine how to manage incoming and/or ongoing calls or other communication sessions. Mobile device users may also be inhibited from initiating communication sessions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: Aegis Mobility, Inc.
    Inventors: Mandy Chan, Andrew S. Wright, Peter S. Featherstone, John J. Geyer, Stephen J. Williams
  • Patent number: 8626201
    Abstract: A trusted third party information arbiter for facilitating third party information sources, such as advertisers or data processing services, to accurately target communications to mobile device users. Illustratively, the mobile device users can control target communications through the utilization of discretion requests/permissions processed by the third party information arbiter. Furthermore, the mobile device users may further interact with the trusted third party information arbiter to provide/release additional personal information. For example, a mobile device user may be provided an increasingly rich rewards or payments that may be provisioned by discount, coupons or offers associated with existing or new product advertisements or promotional information messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Aegis Mobility, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew S. Wright, Swan Allen, Steven J. Williams, John J. Geyer
  • Publication number: 20130294340
    Abstract: A communication environment includes of one or more subscriber terminals capable of receiving and transmitting data over a communication network via a communication management system. The communication management system receives mobile communication device context information and mobile communication device identification information from the mobile communication device. The communication management system then identifies data availability profiles reflective of a prior determination of mobile communication device availability to receive data communications according to context. The communication management system then implements data filtering rules corresponding to a current data availability profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Stephen Williams, Andrew S. Wright, Peter A. Featherstone, Mandy Chan, John J. Geyer
  • Patent number: 8532667
    Abstract: Systems, methods and interfaces are disclosed for managing communications associated with a mobile communication device. Mobile communication devices process environmental inputs and transmit mobile communication device context information to a communication management system. The context information may, for example, reflect the motion and/or geographic location of the mobile device, and may reflect the risk associated with using the device to handle a call or other communications session. The communication management system uses the context information, optionally in combination with communication device profiles, to determine how to manage incoming and/or ongoing calls or other communication sessions. Mobile device users may also be inhibited from initiating communication sessions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Aegis Mobility, Inc.
    Inventors: Mandy Chan, Andrew S. Wright, Peter A. Featherstone, John J. Geyer, Stephen J. Williams
  • Patent number: 8486065
    Abstract: Efficient ablation with multiple electrodes is obtained by rapidly switching electric power to the electrodes. In this way, shielding effects caused by the field around each electrode which would otherwise create cool spots, are avoided. Complex inter-electrode current flows are also avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
    Inventors: Fred T. Lee, Dieter Haemmerich, John G. Webster, Andrew S. Wright, Chris D. Johnson, David M. Mahvi
  • Patent number: 8385901
    Abstract: Systems, methods and interfaces are disclosed for managing communications associated with a mobile communication device. Mobile communication devices process environmental inputs and transmit mobile communication device context information to a communication management system. The context information may, for example, reflect the motion and/or geographic location of the mobile device, and may reflect the risk associated with using the device to handle a call or other communications session. The communication management system uses the context information, optionally in combination with communication device profiles, to determine how to manage incoming and/or ongoing calls or other communication sessions. Mobile device users may also be inhibited from initiating communication sessions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Aegis Mobility, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter A. Featherstone, Andrew S. Wright, Mandy Chan, John J. Geyer, Stephen J. Williams
  • Publication number: 20120264409
    Abstract: Systems, methods and interfaces are disclosed for managing communications associated with a mobile communication device. Mobile communication devices process environmental inputs and transmit mobile communication device context information to a communication management system. The context information may, for example, reflect the motion and/or geographic location of the mobile device, and may reflect the risk associated with using the device to handle a call or other communications session. The communication management system uses the context information, optionally in combination with communication device profiles, to determine how to manage incoming and/or ongoing calls or other communication sessions. Mobile device users may also be inhibited from initiating communication sessions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicant: Aegis Mobility, Inc.
    Inventors: John J. Geyer, Peter A. Featherstone, Andrew S. Wright, Mandy Chan, Stephen J. Williams