Patents by Inventor Christopher D. Adams

Christopher D. Adams 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: 11178005
    Abstract: A method for managing multiple software defined wide area network (SD-WAN) software versions includes providing a controller that defines an overall configuration for an SD-WAN and that creates configuration registries for individual SD-WAN appliances to implement their respective portions of the overall configuration. The controller generates, in an intermediate configuration language registry format, a first and second configuration registry for first and second SD-WAN appliance that respectively execute first and second versions of SD-WAN software. The controller respectively transmits the first and second configuration registries to the first and second SD-WAN appliances, which use the first and second configuration registries to configure themselves. The first and second SD-WAN appliances negotiate with each other for common SD-WAN features usable to implement configurations specified in the first and second configuration registries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Todd Martin, Christopher Wayne Parsons, Wei Huang, Cheryl Lynn Adams, Paul D. Worley
  • Publication number: 20210318863
    Abstract: A method for managing multiple software defined wide area network (SD-WAN) software versions includes providing a controller that defines an overall configuration for an SD-WAN and that creates configuration registries for individual SD-WAN appliances to implement their respective portions of the overall configuration. The controller generates, in an intermediate configuration language registry format, a first and second configuration registry for first and second SD-WAN appliance that respectively execute first and second versions of SD-WAN software. The controller respectively transmits the first and second configuration registries to the first and second SD-WAN appliances, which use the first and second configuration registries to configure themselves. The first and second SD-WAN appliances negotiate with each other for common SD-WAN features usable to implement configurations specified in the first and second configuration registries.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventors: Todd Martin, Christopher Wayne Parsons, Wei Huang, Cheryl Lynn Adams, Paul D. Worley
  • Publication number: 20210295282
    Abstract: To facilitate conducting a financial transaction via wireless communication between an electronic device and another electronic device, the electronic device determines a unique transaction identifier for the financial transaction based on financial-account information communicated to the other electronic device. The financial-account information specifies a financial account that is used to pay for the financial transaction. Moreover, the unique transaction identifier may be capable of being independently computed by one or more other entities associated with the financial transaction (such as a counterparty in the financial transaction or a payment network that processes payment for the financial transaction) based on the financial-account information communicated by the portable electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: George R. DICKER, Christopher B. SHARP, Ahmer A. KHAN, Yousuf H. VAID, Glen W. STEELE, Christopher D. ADAMS, David T. HAGGERTY
  • Publication number: 20210224785
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates selecting an appropriate communication radio mode based on criteria. In one example process, the device detects a fingerprint using the integrated biometric sensor and, in accordance with a determination that the fingerprint is consistent with an enrolled fingerprint and a determination that a set of one or more criteria is met, transitions to a second short-range communication radio mode different from a first short-range communication radio mode. In another example process, the device detects a fingerprint using the integrated biometric sensor and, in accordance with a determination that the fingerprint is consistent with the enrolled fingerprint and a determination that the set of one or more criteria is not met, the device is unlocked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Marcel VAN OS, Christopher D. ADAMS, George R. DICKER, Jack I-Chieh FU, Petr KOSTKA, Daniel KURTZ, Brittany D. PAINE, Balaji A. SARPESHKAR
  • Publication number: 20210192530
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to making payments with a mobile device. In one example process, the mobile device receives and stores information for one or more payment accounts on the mobile device. The mobile device is used to make payments using the payment accounts. In some examples, authorization to proceed with a payment is performed before each purchase made by the user. The authorization process can include receiving a verification of the user, such as a fingerprint scan or passcode. In some examples, a payment account is selected from among available payment accounts. In some examples, an indication is displayed of a digital item associated with a purchased item. In some examples, a payment transaction is initiated with participants of an ongoing communication. In some examples, an application of a retailer is invoked based on the availability of the application. In some examples, a purchase recommendation is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2021
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventors: Marcel VAN OS, Christopher D. ADAMS, George R. DICKER
  • Patent number: 11042846
    Abstract: To facilitate conducting a financial transaction via wireless communication between an electronic device and another electronic device, the electronic device determines a unique transaction identifier for the financial transaction based on financial-account information communicated to the other electronic device. The financial-account information specifies a financial account that is used to pay for the financial transaction. Moreover, the unique transaction identifier may be capable of being independently computed by one or more other entities associated with the financial transaction (such as a counterparty in the financial transaction or a payment network that processes payment for the financial transaction) based on the financial-account information communicated by the portable electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: George R. Dicker, Christopher B. Sharp, Ahmer A. Khan, Yousuf H. Vaid, Glen W. Steele, Christopher D. Adams, David T. Haggerty
  • Patent number: 11037131
    Abstract: To facilitate conducting a financial transaction via wireless communication between an electronic device and another electronic device, a secure element in the electronic device receives, from a third party, a notification associated with a financial transaction. This third party may be independent of a counterparty in the financial transaction, such as: a provider of the electronic device or a payment network that processes payment for the financial transaction. In response to the notification, the secure element requests, from the third party, receipt information associated with the financial transaction, and then receives the receipt information from the third party. This receipt information may include a first-level information, such as payment status. Alternatively or additionally, the receipt information may include a second-level information, such as an itemized list of purchased items, links to information and/or discounts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Yousuf H. Vaid, George R. Dicker, Ahmer A. Khan, Christopher B. Sharp, Glen W. Steele, Christopher D. Adams, David T. Haggerty
  • Patent number: 10977651
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to making payments with a mobile device. In one example process, the mobile device receives and stores information for one or more payment accounts on the mobile device. The mobile device is used to make payments using the payment accounts. In some examples, authorization to proceed with a payment is performed before each purchase made by the user. The authorization process can include receiving a verification of the user, such as a fingerprint scan or passcode. In some examples, a payment account is selected from among available payment accounts. In some examples, an indication is displayed of a digital item associated with a purchased item. In some examples, a payment transaction is initiated with participants of an ongoing communication. In some examples, an application of a retailer is invoked based on the availability of the application. In some examples, a purchase recommendation is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Marcel Van Os, Christopher D. Adams, Charles Ahn, Pablo F. Caro, George R. Dicker, Craig M. Federighi, Woo-Ram Lee, Brian Tucker, Giancarlo Yerkes
  • Patent number: 10902424
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to making payments with a mobile device. In one example process, the mobile device receives and stores information for one or more payment accounts on the mobile device. The mobile device is used to make payments using the payment accounts. In some examples, authorization to proceed with a payment is performed before each purchase made by the user. The authorization process can include receiving a verification of the user, such as a fingerprint scan or passcode. In some examples, a payment account is selected from among available payment accounts. In some examples, an indication is displayed of a digital item associated with a purchased item. In some examples, a payment transaction is initiated with participants of an ongoing communication. In some examples, an application of a retailer is invoked based on the availability of the application. In some examples, a purchase recommendation is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Marcel Van Os, Pablo F. Caro, Woo-Ram Lee, George R. Dicker, Christopher D. Adams, Charles Ahn, Craig M. Federighi, Brian Tucker, Giancarlo Yerkes
  • Publication number: 20200372514
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to making payments with a mobile device. In one example process, the mobile device receives and stores information for one or more payment accounts on the mobile device. The mobile device is used to make payments using the payment accounts. In some examples, authorization to proceed with a payment is performed before each purchase made by the user. The authorization process can include receiving a verification of the user, such as a fingerprint scan or passcode. In some examples, a payment account is selected from among available payment accounts. In some examples, an indication is displayed of a digital item associated with a purchased item. In some examples, a payment transaction is initiated with participants of an ongoing communication. In some examples, an application of a retailer is invoked based on the availability of the application. In some examples, a purchase recommendation is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Marcel VAN OS, Christopher D. ADAMS, Charles AHN, Pablo F. CARO, George R. DICKER, Craig M. FEDERIGHI, Woo-Ram LEE, Brian TUCKER, Giancarlo YERKES
  • Patent number: 10748153
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to making payments with a mobile device. In one example process, the mobile device receives and stores information for one or more payment accounts on the mobile device. The mobile device is used to make payments using the payment accounts. In some examples, authorization to proceed with a payment is performed before each purchase made by the user. The authorization process can include receiving a verification of the user, such as a fingerprint scan or passcode. In some examples, a payment account is selected from among available payment accounts. In some examples, an indication is displayed of a digital item associated with a purchased item. In some examples, a payment transaction is initiated with participants of an ongoing communication. In some examples, an application of a retailer is invoked based on the availability of the application. In some examples, a purchase recommendation is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Marcel Van Os, Christopher D. Adams, Charles Ahn, Pablo F. Caro, George R. Dicker, Craig M. Federighi, Woo-Ram Lee, Brian Tucker, Giancarlo Yerkes
  • Patent number: 10605135
    Abstract: A method includes determining, by a controller, a total emissions amount from a plurality of engines; comparing, by the controller, the total emissions amount to a predetermined threshold, wherein the predetermined threshold includes an alert value, an adjustment value, and a deactivation value, the deactivation value being greater than the adjustment value, which is greater than the alert value; deactivating, by the controller, at least one engine in response to the total emissions amount being at or greater than the deactivation value; adjusting, by the controller, operation of at least one engine in the plurality of engines in response to the total emissions amount being at or greater than the adjustment value but less than the deactivation value; and providing, by the controller, an alert in response to the total emissions amount being at or greater than the alert value but less than the adjustment value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Cummins, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher D. Adams, Brian K. Rout, Duane A. Kruer
  • Patent number: 10601796
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for personalizing program credentials are provided. For example, a program credential (e.g., loyalty pass) associated with a program provider (e.g., an issuer) subsystem may be customized using personal data. The personal data can be collected from an electronic device before provisioning the customized program credential on the electronic device for use in a suitable transaction. However, such personal data may not be collected unless an administration entity subsystem is first able to validate the program provider subsystem. The administration entity subsystem can generate tracking data that may be used during the validation and/or provisioning in order to track when program credentials are personalized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Christopher D. Adams, Scott D. Blakesley, Jack K. Chung, George R. Dicker, Glen W. Steele, Katherine B. Skinner, Yousuf H. Vaid
  • Patent number: 10282727
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to making payments with a mobile device. In one example process, the mobile device receives and stores information for one or more payment accounts on the mobile device. The mobile device is used to make payments using the payment accounts. In some examples, authorization to proceed with a payment is performed before each purchase made by the user. The authorization process can include receiving a verification of the user, such as a fingerprint scan or passcode. In some examples, a payment account is selected from among available payment accounts. In some examples, an indication is displayed of a digital item associated with a purchased item. In some examples, a payment transaction is initiated with participants of an ongoing communication. In some examples, an application of a retailer is invoked based on the availability of the application. In some examples, a purchase recommendation is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Marcel Van Os, Pablo F. Caro, Woo-Ram Lee, George R. Dicker, Christopher D. Adams, Charles Ahn, Craig M. Federighi, Brian Tucker, Giancarlo Yerkes
  • Publication number: 20190050867
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to making payments with a mobile device. In one example process, the mobile device receives and stores information for one or more payment accounts on the mobile device. The mobile device is used to make payments using the payment accounts. In some examples, authorization to proceed with a payment is performed before each purchase made by the user. The authorization process can include receiving a verification of the user, such as a fingerprint scan or passcode. In some examples, a payment account is selected from among available payment accounts. In some examples, an indication is displayed of a digital item associated with a purchased item. In some examples, a payment transaction is initiated with participants of an ongoing communication. In some examples, an application of a retailer is invoked based on the availability of the application. In some examples, a purchase recommendation is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: Marcel VAN OS, Christopher D. ADAMS, Charles AHN, Pablo F. CARO, George R. DICKER, Craig M. FEDERIGHI, Woo-Ram LEE, Brian TUCKER, Giancarlo YERKES
  • Publication number: 20180276673
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to making payments with a mobile device. In one example process, the mobile device receives and stores information for one or more payment accounts on the mobile device. The mobile device is used to make payments using the payment accounts. In some examples, authorization to proceed with a payment is performed before each purchase made by the user. The authorization process can include receiving a verification of the user, such as a fingerprint scan or passcode. In some examples, a payment account is selected from among available payment accounts. In some examples, an indication is displayed of a digital item associated with a purchased item. In some examples, a payment transaction is initiated with participants of an ongoing communication. In some examples, an application of a retailer is invoked based on the availability of the application. In some examples, a purchase recommendation is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Marcel VAN OS, Pablo F. CARO, Woo-Ram LEE, George R. DICKER, Christopher D. ADAMS, Charles AHN, Craig M. FEDERIGHI, Brian TUCKER, Giancarlo YERKES
  • Patent number: 10043185
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to making payments with a mobile device. In one example process, the mobile device receives and stores information for one or more payment accounts on the mobile device. The mobile device is used to make payments using the payment accounts. In some examples, authorization to proceed with a payment is performed before each purchase made by the user. The authorization process can include receiving a verification of the user, such as a fingerprint scan or passcode. In some examples, a payment account is selected from among available payment accounts. In some examples, an indication is displayed of a digital item associated with a purchased item. In some examples, a payment transaction is initiated with participants of an ongoing communication. In some examples, an application of a retailer is invoked based on the availability of the application. In some examples, a purchase recommendation is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Marcel Van Os, Pablo F. Caro, Woo-Ram Lee, George R. Dicker, Christopher D. Adams, Charles Ahn, Craig M. Federighi, Brian Tucker, Giancarlo Yerkes
  • Publication number: 20180171846
    Abstract: A method includes determining, by a controller, a total emissions amount from a plurality of engines; comparing, by the controller, the total emissions amount to a predetermined threshold, wherein the predetermined threshold includes an alert value, an adjustment value, and a deactivation value, the deactivation value being greater than the adjustment value, which is greater than the alert value; deactivating, by the controller, at least one engine in response to the total emissions amount being at or greater than the deactivation value; adjusting, by the controller, operation of at least one engine in the plurality of engines in response to the total emissions amount being at or greater than the adjustment value but less than the deactivation value; and providing, by the controller, an alert in response to the total emissions amount being at or greater than the alert value but less than the adjustment value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: Cummins, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher D. Adams, Brian K. Rout, Duane A. Kruer
  • Patent number: 9890677
    Abstract: An apparatus for controlling a total emissions amount from a facility includes an emissions module structured to interpret data indicative of an emissions amount from a test cell system in the facility; an emissions threshold module structured to aggregate the emissions amount from each test cell system in the facility to determine a total emissions amount for the facility and compare the total emissions amount to a predetermined threshold for the facility; and an aftertreatment system control module structured to selectively control a component in an aftertreatment system associated with each test cell system responsive to the comparison of the total emissions amount to the predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Cummins, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher D. Adams, Brian K. Rout, Duane A. Kruer
  • Publication number: 20170272413
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for personalizing program credentials are provided. For example, a program credential (e.g., loyalty pass) associated with a program provider (e.g., an issuer) subsystem may be customized using personal data. The personal data can be collected from an electronic device before provisioning the customized program credential on the electronic device for use in a suitable transaction. However, such personal data may not be collected unless an administration entity subsystem is first able to validate the program provider subsystem. The administration entity subsystem can generate tracking data that may be used during the validation and/or provisioning in order to track when program credentials are personalized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Christopher D. Adams, Scott D. Blakesley, Jack K. Chung, George R. Dicker, Glen W. Steele, Katherine B. Skinner, Yousuf H. Vaid