Patents by Inventor Brad Brooks

Brad Brooks 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: 20210203625
    Abstract: Disclosed are a messaging system, apparatuses circuits and methods of operation thereof. A messaging client device is adapted to receive an impermanent message and to manage the received message in accordance with a message management policy associated with the message. An impermanent messaging server is adapted to validate said messaging client device as complying with message management policies prior to authorizing transmission of the message to said messaging client device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2021
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventors: Andrew Brooks, Brad Brooks, Sumeet Bhatia, Jeffrey Evans
  • Patent number: 10986049
    Abstract: Disclosed are a messaging system, apparatuses circuits and methods of operation thereof. A messaging client device is adapted to receive an impermanent message and to manage the received message in accordance with a message management policy associated with the message. An impermanent messaging server is adapted to validate said messaging client device as complying with message management policies prior to authorizing transmission of the message to said messaging client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: TigerConnect, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Brooks, Brad Brooks, Sumeet Bhatia, Jeffrey Evans
  • Publication number: 20210021546
    Abstract: A method for managing a messaging system for receiving at a messaging server a message addressed, storing the message, transmitting a notification of the presence of the message at the messaging server, receiving a request to retrieve the message, validating the first mobile messaging client device, transmitting the message and a message attribute from the messaging server to the first mobile messaging client device, and receiving at the messaging server from the first mobile messaging client device a message management notification generated by the first mobile messaging client device in connection with managing the message in accordance with the message attribute at the first mobile messaging client device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Andrew Brooks, Brad Brooks, Sumeet Bhatia, Jeffrey Evans
  • Publication number: 20200374666
    Abstract: A system having a server for receiving a message from a sending device executing a messaging application and for sending a message notification alert to a recipient, the server having a processor and memory, the memory having computer executable code, comprising receiving the message from the sending device executing the messaging application, the message containing recipient address information provided by the sending device, determining, based on recipient address information, that the recipient is not associated with a recipient device having the messaging application, and transmitting the message notification alert to the recipient via an alternate communications method, the message notification alert comprising a link to view the message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Brad Brooks, Sumeet Bhatia, Sean Whiteley
  • Patent number: 10819665
    Abstract: A method for managing a messaging system for receiving at a messaging server a message addressed, storing the message, transmitting a notification of the presence of the message at the messaging server, receiving a request to retrieve the message, validating the first mobile messaging client device, transmitting the message and a message attribute from the messaging server to the first mobile messaging client device, and receiving at the messaging server from the first mobile messaging client device a message management notification generated by the first mobile messaging client device in connection with managing the message in accordance with the message attribute at the first mobile messaging client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: TigerConnect, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Brooks, Brad Brooks, Sumeet Bhatia, Jeffrey Evans
  • Patent number: 10779134
    Abstract: A system having a server for receiving a message from a sending device executing a messaging application and for sending a message notification alert to a recipient, the server having a processor and memory, the memory having computer executable code, comprising receiving the message from the sending device executing the messaging application, the message containing recipient address information provided by the sending device, determining, based on recipient address information, that the recipient is not associated with a recipient device having the messaging application, and transmitting the message notification alert to the recipient via an alternate communications method, the message notification alert comprising a link to view the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: TigerConnect, Inc.
    Inventors: Brad Brooks, Sumeet Bhatia, Sean Whiteley
  • Publication number: 20200162409
    Abstract: Disclosed are a messaging system, apparatuses circuits and methods of operation thereof. A messaging client device is adapted to receive an impermanent message and to manage the received message in accordance with a message management policy associated with the message. An impermanent messaging server is adapted to validate said messaging client device as complying with message management policies prior to authorizing transmission of the message to said messaging client device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew Brooks, Brad Brooks, Sumeet Bhatia, Jeffrey Evans
  • Patent number: 10581768
    Abstract: A messaging system configured to receive a message from a first mobile messaging client device, transmit to a second mobile messaging client device a notification of the presence of the message, receive a message attribute comprising an instruction to limit a functionality of the message, apply the message attribute to the message base on a message characteristic and update any existing corresponding message attribute, and transmit the message and the message attribute to the second mobile messaging client device where the message and the message attribute are stored in non-volatile memory at least until the second mobile messaging client device manages the message in accordance with the message attribute, wherein managing the message comprises limiting functionality of the message based on the message attribute, wherein the message attribute comprises a predetermined message viewing time after which the message content cannot be accessed at the second mobile messaging client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: TigerConnect, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Brooks, Brad Brooks, Sumeet Bhatia, Jeffrey Evans
  • Publication number: 20190297470
    Abstract: A system having a server for receiving a message from a sending device executing a messaging application and for sending a message notification alert to a recipient, the server having a processor and memory, the memory having computer executable code, comprising receiving the message from the sending device executing the messaging application, the message containing recipient address information provided by the sending device, determining, based on recipient address information, that the recipient is not associated with a recipient device having the messaging application, and transmitting the message notification alert to the recipient via an alternate communications method, the message notification alert comprising a link to view the message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Brad Brooks, Sumeet Bhatia, Sean Whiteley
  • Patent number: 10362457
    Abstract: A system having a server for receiving a message from a sending device executing a messaging application and for sending a message notification alert to a recipient, the server having a processor and memory, the memory having computer executable code, comprising receiving the message from the sending device executing the messaging application, the message containing recipient address information provided by the sending device, determining, based on recipient address information, that the recipient is not associated with a recipient device having the messaging application, and transmitting the message notification alert to the recipient via an alternate communications method, the message notification alert comprising a link to view the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: TigerConnect, Inc.
    Inventors: Brad Brooks, Sumeet Bhatia, Sean Whiteley
  • Publication number: 20190207881
    Abstract: A method for managing a messaging system for receiving at a messaging server a message addressed, storing the message, transmitting a notification of the presence of the message at the messaging server, receiving a request to retrieve the message, validating the first mobile messaging client device, transmitting the message and a message attribute from the messaging server to the first mobile messaging client device, and receiving at the messaging server from the first mobile messaging client device a message management notification generated by the first mobile messaging client device in connection with managing the message in accordance with the message attribute at the first mobile messaging client device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Andrew Brooks, Brad Brooks, Sumeet Bhatia, Jeffrey Evans
  • Publication number: 20190149492
    Abstract: A messaging system configured to receive a message from a first mobile messaging client device, transmit to a second mobile messaging client device a notification of the presence of the message, receive a message attribute comprising an instruction to limit a functionality of the message, apply the message attribute to the message base on a message characteristic and update any existing corresponding message attribute, and transmit the message and the message attribute to the second mobile messaging client device where the message and the message attribute are stored in non-volatile memory at least until the second mobile messaging client device manages the message in accordance with the message attribute, wherein managing the message comprises limiting functionality of the message based on the message attribute, wherein the message attribute comprises a predetermined message viewing time after which the message content cannot be accessed at the second mobile messaging client device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Andrew Brooks, Brad Brooks, Sumeet Bhatia, Jeffrey Evans
  • Patent number: 10263923
    Abstract: A method for managing a messaging system for receiving at a messaging server a message addressed, storing the message, transmitting a notification of the presence of the message at the messaging server, receiving a request to retrieve the message, validating the first mobile messaging client device, transmitting the message and a message attribute from the messaging server to the first mobile messaging client device, and receiving at the messaging server from the first mobile messaging client device a message management notification generated by the first mobile messaging client device in connection with managing the message in accordance with the message attribute at the first mobile messaging client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: TigerConnect, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Brooks, Brad Brooks, Sumeet Bhatia, Jeffrey Evans
  • Patent number: 10257125
    Abstract: A messaging system including a server configured to receive a message from a second messaging device, transmit to a first messaging device a notification of the presence of the message at the server, transmit the message and a message attribute to the first messaging device, where the message and the message attribute are stored in non-volatile memory in the first messaging device at least until the message is managed by the first messaging device in accordance with the message attribute, and wherein the message attribute comprises a predetermined message viewing time after which at least a portion of the message cannot be displayed at the first messaging device, and receive from the first messaging device a message management notification generated by the first messaging device in connection with managing the message in accordance with the message attribute at the first messaging device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: TigerConnect, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Brooks, Brad Brooks, Sumeet Bhatia, Jeffrey Evans
  • Patent number: 10205689
    Abstract: A messaging system configured to receive a message from a first mobile messaging client device, transmit to a second mobile messaging client device a notification of the presence of the message, receive a message attribute comprising an instruction to limit a functionality of the message, apply the message attribute to the message based on a message characteristic and update any existing corresponding message attribute, and transmit the message and the message attribute to the second mobile messaging client device where the message and the message attribute are stored in non-volatile memory at least until the second mobile messaging client device manages the message in accordance with the message attribute, wherein managing the message comprises limiting functionality of the message based on the message attribute, wherein the message attribute comprises a predetermined message viewing time after which the message content cannot be accessed at the second mobile messaging client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: TigerConnect, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Brooks, Brad Brooks, Sumeet Bhatia, Jeffrey Evans
  • Publication number: 20180331982
    Abstract: A method for managing a messaging system for receiving at a messaging server a message addressed, storing the message, transmitting a notification of the presence of the message at the messaging server, receiving a request to retrieve the message, validating the first mobile messaging client device, transmitting the message and a message attribute from the messaging server to the first mobile messaging client device, and receiving at the messaging server from the first mobile messaging client device a message management notification generated by the first mobile messaging client device in connection with managing the message in accordance with the message attribute at the first mobile messaging client device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Andrew Brooks, Brad Brooks, Sumeet Bhatia, Jeffrey Evans
  • Publication number: 20180220272
    Abstract: A system having a server for receiving a message from a sending device executing a messaging application and for sending a message notification alert to a recipient, the server having a processor and memory, the memory having computer executable code, comprising receiving the message from the sending device executing the messaging application, the message containing recipient address information provided by the sending device, determining, based on recipient address information, that the recipient is not associated with a recipient device having the messaging application, and transmitting the message notification alert to the recipient via an alternate communications method, the message notification alert comprising a link to view the message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: Brad Brooks, Sumeet Bhatia, Sean Whiteley
  • Publication number: 20180176158
    Abstract: A messaging system configured to receive a message from a first mobile messaging client device, transmit to a second mobile messaging client device a notification of the presence of the message, receive a message attribute comprising an instruction to limit a functionality of the message, apply the message attribute to the message based on a message characteristic and update any existing corresponding message attribute, and transmit the message and the message attribute to the second mobile messaging client device where the message and the message attribute are stored in non-volatile memory at least until the second mobile messaging client device manages the message in accordance with the message attribute, wherein managing the message comprises limiting functionality of the message based on the message attribute, wherein the message attribute comprises a predetermined message viewing time after which the message content cannot be accessed at the second mobile messaging client device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Jeffrey Evans, Brad Brooks
  • Patent number: 9961520
    Abstract: A system having a server for receiving a message from a sending device executing a messaging application and for sending a message notification alert to a recipient, the server having a processor and memory, the memory having computer executable code, comprising receiving the message from the sending device executing the messaging application, the message containing recipient address information provided by the sending device, determining, based on recipient address information, that the recipient is not associated with a recipient device having the messaging application, and transmitting the message notification alert to the recipient via an alternate communications method, the message notification alert comprising a link to view the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: TigerText, Inc.
    Inventors: Brad Brooks, Sumeet Bhatia, Sean Whiteley
  • Patent number: 9935902
    Abstract: A messaging system configured to receive a message from a first mobile messaging client device, transmit to a second mobile messaging client device a notification of the presence of the message, receive a message attribute comprising an instruction to limit a functionality of the message, apply the message attribute to the message based on a message characteristic and update any existing corresponding message attribute, and transmit the message and the message attribute to the second mobile messaging client device that manages the message in accordance with the message attribute, wherein managing the message comprises limiting the functionality of the message based on the message attribute, wherein the message attribute comprises a predetermined message viewing time after which the message content cannot be accessed at the second mobile messaging client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: TigerText, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Evans, Brad Brooks