Patents by Inventor Bruce Randall

Bruce Randall 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: 10469113
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed which provide wireless communication systems implementing subsystems adapted for flexible deployment configurations and to resist the introduction of interference. Preferred embodiments of the present invention provide a wireless communication system configuration in which an ODU subsystem is coupled to an IDU subsystem using a fiber optic link. According to a preferred embodiment of the present invention, an ODU subsystem is adapted to provide conversion between digital and analog to thereby facilitate the use of a digital link between the ODU subsystem and a corresponding IDU subsystem. Embodiments of the present invention utilize a plurality of ODU subsystems configured according to the present invention to provide wireless communication coverage of a service area, such as to provide a wireless application termination system (WATS) hub for use in providing wireless communication links with respect to a plurality of subscriber units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: NETGEAR, Inc.
    Inventors: David Prager, Bruce C. Rothaar, Heinz Lycklama A'nyeholt, Dave Randall
  • Publication number: 20190266546
    Abstract: A graphical user interface (GUI) implemented on a computer for displaying job assignment information associated with a given user. The GUI comprises an information display area for displaying a plurality of entries, each entry of the plurality of entries being associated with a respective job assignment for the given user, each entry further displaying a data element identifying the respective job assignment, wherein at least one entry of the plurality of entries is indicative of a past job assignment. The GUI further comprises a control component operable by the user at the computer to cause the graphical user interface to display additional information regarding a selected job assignment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Leonard John Podgurny, Alan Bruce Randall, Matthew Oren Owens, Michael Anthony Moroz
  • Publication number: 20190240252
    Abstract: The present invention relates to crosslinked polyamine particles and/or pharmaceutical compositions comprising, at least in part, crosslinked polyamine particles and aggregates of such particles (including cured aggregates of crosslinked polyamine particles). The compositions may be in the form of tablets comprising, for example, particles larger than 500 ?m, and used for treating patients, for example, patients with hyperphosphatemia.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Stephen Randall HOLMES-FARLEY, David J. HARRIS, Steven C. POLOMOSCANIK, Adnan SALAMEH, Bruce SHUTTS, Richard SILVA, Pradeep K. DHAL, Lynne SOLE
  • Publication number: 20190188625
    Abstract: A method for execution by a computing apparatus comprising identifying a job to be assigned to an employee, the job requiring a given job qualification, wherein the given job qualification is associated with at least one requirement for maintaining the job qualification and a time-frame during which the at least one requirement should be satisfied. Completion of the job by an employee at least partially completes the at least one requirement for maintaining the job qualification. The method further comprises assigning the job to a selected employee from a set of employees, wherein each employee in the set of employees has the given job qualification. The selected employee is selected at least in part on a basis of a probability of the selected employee losing the job qualification relative to other employees in the set of employees.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Leonard John Podgurny, Alan Bruce Randall, Matthew Oren Owens, Michael Anthony Moroz
  • Patent number: 10017328
    Abstract: Stub shaft conveyor pulleys that may be used as a tail pulley and/or head pulley in a belt conveyor system are disclosed. The conveyor pulley includes first and second stub shaft assemblies connected to a center tube. Each stub shaft assembly includes an inner bearing and an outer bearing. In some embodiments, the outer bearing has a diameter larger than the inner bearing. Alternatively or in addition, the inner bearing may be within the center tube and the outer bearing may be exterior to the center tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Precision, Inc.
    Inventors: Tim Erwin Wolf, Jeffrey Paul Ellis, Bruce Randall Terlouw
  • Publication number: 20180005164
    Abstract: A graphical user interface implemented on a computer for enabling a user to bid on a job assignment. The graphical user interface comprises an information display area for displaying a plurality of entries, each entry of the plurality of entries being indicative of a respective job grouping, each job grouping being associated with at least one job on which the user can bid. The graphical user interface further comprising a control component operable by the user at the computer to cause the graphical user interface to display additional information associated with a selected one of the job groupings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Leonard John Podgurny, Alan Bruce Randall, Matthew Oren Owens, Michael Anthony Moroz
  • Publication number: 20180007439
    Abstract: Methods and systems for storage and playback of broadcast media received via a local digital video recording (DVR) system. The system includes the DVR system configured to receive the broadcast media and upload the broadcast media to a storage server over a network. The DVR system divides the broadcast media content into blocks and assigns a unique block ID to each block based on the block data. Prior to uploading each block to the storage server, the unique block ID is sent to the storage server, which only uploads and stored the block if a duplicate block has not already been stored on the storage device, minimizing network demand. A transcoding server coupled to the storage server transcodes the broadcast media content for streaming over the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Bruce Randall, Barrett Stump
  • Patent number: 9756389
    Abstract: Methods and systems for storage and playback of broadcast media received via a local digital video recording (DVR) system. The system includes the DVR system configured to receive the broadcast media and upload the broadcast media to a storage server over a network. The DVR system divides the broadcast media content into blocks and assigns a unique block ID to each block based on the block data. Prior to uploading each block to the storage server, the unique block ID is sent to the storage server, which only uploads and stored the block if a duplicate block has not already been stored on the storage device, minimizing network demand. A transcoding server coupled to the storage server transcodes the broadcast media content for streaming over the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Really Simple Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Randall, Barrett Stump
  • Publication number: 20170154395
    Abstract: A graphical user interface (GUI) implemented on a computer for displaying job assignment information associated with a given user. The GUI comprises an information display area for displaying a plurality of entries, each entry of the plurality of entries being associated with a respective job assignment for the given user, each entry further displaying a data element identifying the respective job assignment, wherein at least one entry of the plurality of entries is indicative of a past job assignment. The GUI further comprises a control component operable by the user at the computer to cause the graphical user interface to display additional information regarding a selected job assignment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Inventors: Leonard John Podgurny, Alan Bruce Randall, Matthew Oren Owens, Michael Anthony Moroz
  • Publication number: 20160119679
    Abstract: Methods and systems for storage and playback of broadcast media received via a local digital video recording (DVR) system. The system includes the DVR system configured to receive the broadcast media and upload the broadcast media to a storage server over a network. The DVR system divides the broadcast media content into blocks and assigns a unique block ID to each block based on the block data. Prior to uploading each block to the storage server, the unique block ID is sent to the storage server, which only uploads and stored the block if a duplicate block has not already been stored on the storage device, minimizing network demand. A transcoding server coupled to the storage server transcodes the broadcast media content for streaming over the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Inventors: Bruce Randall, Barrett Stump
  • Publication number: 20150342115
    Abstract: A lawn maintenance device is provided. The lawn maintenance device has a generally planar rail system which is permanently inserted into the ground. The top portion of the rail system remains above ground while the remainder of the rail system is underground. A movable tool having a corresponding groove which aligns with the rail runs along the rail and a blade attached to the movable tool trims the lawn or vegetation. The rail provides a thin section of vegetation which can be easily cut.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventor: BRUCE Randall WEBBER
  • Patent number: 8994397
    Abstract: A method of testing a packaged semiconductor device under test (DUT) including a leadframe having a plurality of pins and at least one thermal pad with a semiconductor die having topside bond pads wire-bonded by bond wires to the plurality of pins and secured to the thermal pad. A leadframe sheet is provided including a plurality of packaged DUTs including support members that connect to the packaged DUTs. The thermal pads are shorted to one another, and the leadframe sheet is trimmed for electrically isolating the pins from one another. A first electrical contact is provided to the thermal pad. Active pins of the plurality of pins are electrically contacted with a contactor. Automatic testing identifies shorts between the active pins and the thermal pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Byron Harry Gibbs, Bruce Randall Sult
  • Patent number: 8954124
    Abstract: A protective roll-back cover for an electronic device is provided. The roll-back cover is suitable for use in association with an iPad®, Kindle®, Nook®, a cell phone, a reader, a tablet or other similar electronic devices. The device has a protective cover which rolls from a closed First Position A to an open Second Position B. In the closed First Position A, the screen of the electronic device is covered and protected. In the open Second Position B, the protective cover is rolled back into a storage area and a user may access the screen of the electronic device. The device further has a removable additional storage compartment(s), a rotatable stand, a sun screen and a movable storage area for storing a stylist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventor: Bruce Randall Webber
  • Publication number: 20140326638
    Abstract: A protective roll-back cover for an electronic device is provided. The roll-back cover is suitable for use in association with an iPad®, Kindle®, Nook®, a cell phone, a reader, a tablet or other similar electronic devices. The device has a protective cover which rolls from a closed First Position A to an open Second Position B. In the closed First Position A, the screen of the electronic device is covered and protected. In the open Second Position B, the protective cover is rolled back into a storage area and a user may access the screen of the electronic device. The device further has a removable additional storage compartment(s), a rotatable stand, a sun screen and a movable storage area for storing a stylist.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventor: Bruce Randall Webber
  • Patent number: 8842967
    Abstract: The present embodiments methods and systems for use in providing supplemental content to be played back with a portable storage medium through a playback device that conforms to a fixed length content framework, by receive request for supplemental content from a playback device; identifying the supplemental content; retrieve supplemental content; accessing a predefined clip template defined prior to receiving the request; processing the supplemental content and generating a plurality of clips of supplemental content that have a playback length that is a fraction of a playback length of the supplemental content; and forward supplemental content clips to the requesting playback device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Deluxe Media Inc.
    Inventors: Jeff McDermott, Bruce Randall, Sherry Kao
  • Patent number: 8842970
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide methods of playing back multimedia content relative to a portable storage medium to detect, at a playback device, an initial access to a portable storage medium; request pre-roll content corresponding to content recorded on the portable storage medium; and disguise the requesting of the pre-roll content and receiving of the pre-roll content such that a user of the playback device does not experience a delay in playback of content while the pre-roll content is being received, wherein the disguising comprises: playing back disguise content, locally accessible by the playback device, while requesting and receiving the pre-roll content at the playback device; and halting playback of the disguise content and initiating playback of the pre-roll content received from the remote source such that the user of the playback device does not perceive a delay associated with obtaining the pre-roll content from the remote source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Deluxe Media Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce Randall
  • Patent number: 8788375
    Abstract: A method for pre-populating an end of shift submission by an employee of a transportation company. The method comprises executing software encoded on a machine readable storage medium by a CPU at a client associated with the employee to implement a Graphical User Interface (GUI) to supply particulars relating to a work shift for a member of a crew during a particular transportation trip. The GUI including a plurality of information capture fields for displaying particulars of the shift. The method comprises identifying among a plurality of data records, a data record associated with the particular trip, receiving data elements at the client derived from the record associated with the particular trip and pre-populating the information display fields with the respective data elements. Allowing the employee to edit one or more of the pre-populated information display fields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Canadian National Railway Company
    Inventors: Leonard John Podgurny, Alan Bruce Randall, Matthew Oren Owens, Michael Anthony Moroz
  • Publication number: 20140122142
    Abstract: A method for execution by a computing apparatus comprising identifying a job to be assigned to an employee, the job requiring a given job qualification, wherein the given job qualification is associated with at least one requirement for maintaining the job qualification and a time-frame during which the at least one requirement should be satisfied. Completion of the job by an employee at least partially completes the at least one requirement for maintaining the job qualification. The method further comprises assigning the job to a selected employee from a set of employees, wherein each employee in the set of employees has the given job qualification. The selected employee is selected at least in part on a basis of a probability of the selected employee losing the job qualification relative to other employees in the set of employees.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventors: Leonard John Podgurny, Alan Bruce Randall, Matthew Oren Owens, Michael Anthony Moroz
  • Publication number: 20140114714
    Abstract: A graphical user interface (GUI) implemented on a computer for displaying job assignment information associated with a given user. The GUI comprises an information display area for displaying a plurality of entries, each entry of the plurality of entries being associated with a respective job assignment for the given user, each entry further displaying a data element identifying the respective job assignment, wherein at least one entry of the plurality of entries is indicative of a past job assignment. The GUI further comprises a control component operable by the user at the computer to cause the graphical user interface to display additional information regarding a selected job assignment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2014
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventors: Leonard John Podgurny, Alan Bruce Randall, Matthew Oren Owens, Michael Anthony Moroz
  • Publication number: 20140095236
    Abstract: A method for execution by a computing apparatus comprising identifying a job to be assigned to an employee, the job requiring a given job qualification, wherein the given job qualification is associated with at least one requirement for maintaining the job qualification and a time-frame during which the at least one requirement should be satisfied. Completion of the job by an employee at least partially completes the at least one requirement for maintaining the job qualification. The method further comprises assigning the job to a selected employee from a set of employees, wherein each employee in the set of employees has the given job qualification. The selected employee is selected at least in part on a basis of a probability of the selected employee losing the job qualification relative to other employees in the set of employees.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventors: Leonard John Podgurny, Alan Bruce Randall, Matthew Oren Owens, Michael Anthony Moroz