Patents by Inventor Clinton J. Wooton

Clinton J. Wooton 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: 10747634
    Abstract: A testing device which includes a testing unit to perform test procedures on network elements of a communication network and a machine-readable code reader to read a machine-readable code associated with a network element of the communication network. The testing device further includes a computer device configured to: (i) determine a component type associated with the machine-readable code data read; (ii) select from a plurality of configuration files a configuration file based on the component type determined; and (iii) configure the test unit for a test procedure using the configuration file selected, and to perform the test procedure on the network element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: FLUKE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Clinton J. Wooton, John Paul Hittel, J. David Schell
  • Patent number: 10454796
    Abstract: A system and method for generating messages from a cloud-based server relating to cable test device usage. Provided is at least one test device configured to perform one or more cabling test procedures and a cloud-based server configured to couple to the at least one cable test device for transmission of data therewith. The cloud-based server includes a database configured to store test device activity data received from the one or more cable test devices. The cloud-based server includes a processor configured to define messages to be electronically delivered to one or more prescribed recipients contingent upon a defined event being satisfied by the received cable test device activity data and to analysis the cable test device activity data stored in the database to determine when a defined event has been satisfied. A message is electronically transmitted to the prescribed recipients when the defined event is determined satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Fluke Corporation
    Inventors: Clinton J. Wooton, David E. Bezold, John Paul Hittel
  • Patent number: 10361945
    Abstract: A cable testing system and method including at least one testing device configured to perform cabling testing pursuant to a cabling testing configuration and a cloud-based server device configured to couple, via the Internet, to the at least one testing device. The server device includes a database configured to store one or more cabling testing configurations and a processor configured to send one or more cabling testing configurations from the database to the at least one testing device such that the at least one testing device performs a cabling test pursuant to the cabling test configuration received from the server device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Fluke Corporation
    Inventors: David E. Bezold, Clinton J. Wooton
  • Publication number: 20190050310
    Abstract: A testing device which includes a testing unit to perform test procedures on network elements of a communication network and a machine-readable code reader to read a machine-readable code associated with a network element of the communication network. The testing device further includes a computer device configured to: (i) determine a component type associated with the machine-readable code data read; (ii) select from a plurality of configuration files a configuration file based on the component type determined; and (iii) configure the test unit for a test procedure using the configuration file selected, and to perform the test procedure on the network element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: Clinton J. Wooton, John Paul Hittel, J. David Schell
  • Patent number: 10114717
    Abstract: A testing device which includes a testing unit to perform test procedures on network elements of a communication network and a machine-readable code reader to read a machine-readable code associated with a network element of the communication network. The testing device further includes a computer device configured to: (i) determine a component type associated with the machine-readable code data read; (ii) select from a plurality of configuration files a configuration file based on the component type determined; and (iii) configure the test unit for a test procedure using the configuration file selected, and to perform the test procedure on the network element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Fluke Corporation
    Inventors: Clinton J. Wooton, John Paul Hittel, J. David Schell
  • Patent number: 10097443
    Abstract: A system for providing data communication is provided. The system includes at least one computer test tool configured to perform one or more diagnostic tests on a computer network. The system further includes at least one communication device configured to couple to the at least one computer test tool to receive and cache test data from the at least one computer test tool and to wirelessly couple to a communication network. In addition, the system includes a cloud-based server configured to couple to the communication network so as to receive test data transmitted from the at least one communication device wherein the test data is encrypted in the at least one computer test tool and decrypted in the cloud-based server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Fluke Corporation
    Inventors: John Paul Hittel, Clinton J. Wooton
  • Patent number: 9959181
    Abstract: A system for providing data communication includes a computer test tool configured to perform one or more diagnostic tests on a computer network and a cloud-based server. The cloud-based server is configured to couple to the communication network so as to exchange data with the computer test tool when the computer test tool is coupled to the communication network. The cloud-based server tracks usage of the computer test tool and, based on the tracked usage, transmits a message to the computer test tool that temporarily enables the computer test tool based on a predetermined condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Fluke Corporation
    Inventors: John Paul Hittel, Clinton J. Wooton, David E. Bezold, Steve O'Hara
  • Publication number: 20170180239
    Abstract: A system for providing data communication is provided. The system includes at least one computer test tool configured to perform one or more diagnostic tests on a computer network. The system further includes at least one communication device configured to couple to the at least one computer test tool to receive and cache test data from the at least one computer test tool and to wirelessly couple to a communication network. In addition, the system includes a cloud-based server configured to couple to the communication network so as to receive test data transmitted from the at least one communication device wherein the test data is encrypted in the at least one computer test tool and decrypted in the cloud-based server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: John Paul Hittel, Clinton J. Wooton
  • Publication number: 20170180372
    Abstract: A cloud-based document management system provides a user access to project documentation. The document management system includes a plurality of mobile and testing devices running a client application and a cloud-based server device configured to couple to the plurality of mobile and testing devices. The server device includes at least one database configured to store a plurality of project documents and a processor configured to process a request from the client application. The request specifies access for a user to one or more of the plurality of project documents. The request includes user's authentication information. The processor is further configured to authenticate the user based on the received authentication information. The processor is also configured to grant the user access to the requested one or more project documents in response to successfully authenticating the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: David E. Bezold, Clinton J. Wooton
  • Publication number: 20170141966
    Abstract: A system for providing data communication includes a computer test tool configured to perform one or more diagnostic tests on a computer network and a cloud-based server. The cloud-based server is configured to couple to the communication network so as to exchange data with the computer test tool when the computer test tool is coupled to the communication network. The cloud-based server tracks usage of the computer test tool and, based on the tracked usage, transmits a message to the computer test tool that temporarily enables the computer test tool based on a predetermined condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Applicant: FLUKE CORPORATION
    Inventors: John Paul Hittel, Clinton J. Wooton, David E. Bezold, Steve O' Hara
  • Publication number: 20170116102
    Abstract: A testing device which includes a testing unit to perform test procedures on network elements of a communication network and a machine-readable code reader to read a machine-readable code associated with a network element of the communication network. The testing device further includes a computer device configured to: (i) determine a component type associated with the machine-readable code data read; (ii) select from a plurality of configuration files a configuration file based on the component type determined; and (iii) configure the test unit for a test procedure using the configuration file selected, and to perform the test procedure on the network element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Applicant: FLUKE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Clinton J. Wooton, John Paul Hittel, J. David Schell
  • Publication number: 20170104664
    Abstract: A cable testing system and method including at least one testing device configured to perform cabling testing pursuant to a cabling testing configuration and a cloud-based server device configured to couple, via the Internet, to the at least one testing device. The server device includes a database configured to store one or more cabling testing configurations and a processor configured to send one or more cabling testing configurations from the database to the at least one testing device such that the at least one testing device performs a cabling test pursuant to the cabling test configuration received from the server device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Applicant: FLUKE CORPORATION
    Inventors: David E. Bezold, Clinton J. Wooton
  • Publication number: 20170104645
    Abstract: A system and method for generating messages from a cloud-based server relating to cable test device usage. Provided is at least one test device configured to perform one or more cabling test procedures and a cloud-based server configured to couple to the at least one cable test device for transmission of data therewith. The cloud-based server includes a database configured to store test device activity data received from the one or more cable test devices. The cloud-based server includes a processor configured to define messages to be electronically delivered to one or more prescribed recipients contingent upon a defined event being satisfied by the received cable test device activity data and to analysis the cable test device activity data stored in the database to determine when a defined event has been satisfied. A message is electronically transmitted to the prescribed recipients when the defined event is determined satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Applicant: FLUKE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Clinton J. Wooton, David E. Bezold, John Paul Hittel
  • Patent number: 9148505
    Abstract: A hand held test instrument for testing a DSL line is provided. The test instrument includes an interface for unintrusive connection with the DSL under test. The interface is configured to capture Radio Frequency (RF) signals corresponding to a portion of a data stream transmitted by a communication device over the DSL under test. The hand held test instrument further includes a controller module configured to identify unique characteristics of the communication device based on the captured RF signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Fluke Corporation
    Inventors: Paul S. Swanson, Clinton J. Wooton, Michael Imhof
  • Patent number: 7149285
    Abstract: A multi-unit test system performs automated and dynamically alterable, double-ended testing of telephone lines, whose service is provided on copper cable pairs. A prescribed set of (e.g., twelve) individual tests are executed either from a hand-held measurement unit, or by a central office-resident direct access test unit, or by a collaboration of the two. The hand-held measurement unit and the direct access test unit exchange FSK-based test control messages with one another that are effective to cause a selected electrical condition to be applied to a first portion of the wireline and to cause a prescribed electrical measurement to be made at a second portion of the wireline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Assignee: Fluke Corporation
    Inventors: Michael F. Kennedy, Alan B. Lowell, Clinton J. Wooton, Chong Yi
  • Publication number: 20040066913
    Abstract: A multi-unit test system performs automated and dynamically alterable, double-ended testing of telephone lines, whose service is provided on copper cable pairs. A prescribed set of (e.g., twelve) individual tests are executed either from a hand-held measurement unit, or by a central office-resident direct access test unit, or by a collaboration of the two. The hand-held measurement unit and the direct access test unit exchange FSK-based test control messages with one another that are effective to cause a selected electrical condition to be applied to a first portion of the wireline and to cause a prescribed electrical measurement to be made at a second portion of the wireline.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2003
    Publication date: April 8, 2004
    Applicant: HARRIS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael F. Kennedy, Alan B. Lowell, Clinton J. Wooton, Chong Yi