Patents by Inventor Daniel Fitzsimmons

Daniel Fitzsimmons 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: 8750903
    Abstract: A method and system for controlling cell phones and cellular phone system based wireless devices in a restricted environment, such as prisons, where the control system makes use of software defined radios to mimic the ambient wireless signals transmitted from nearby cell phone base stations. The system produces a multi-protocol beacon set based on the existing wireless environment and a pre-determined logic set to accomplish complete coverage of all relevant cell phone operating protocols. Cell phones within the desired target coverage area are then attracted to the system and their operation can be controlled. The cell phone control system is able to selectively deny or permit calls based upon a whitelist/blacklist database. The cell phone control system is interfaced to a distributed system of antennas in order to provide the proper control needed over the coverage area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: CellAntenna Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel Fitzsimmons, Howard Melamed
  • Patent number: 8543053
    Abstract: A device and method for jamming wireless communication devices where the jamming signal is derived from the downlink signal of the base station and processed with a time delay sufficient length as to prevent the base station receiver from correctly processing the responding uplink signal from the targeted wireless communications device. Such wireless communication jamming device can be used by law enforcement and authorized government entities to block the operation of wireless communication devices such as cell phones within a target area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Inventors: Howard Melamed, Daniel Fitzsimmons
  • Publication number: 20060028820
    Abstract: A storage container having a storage tub and lid is described. The lid can be opened for access to an interior region of the tub. A solid-state light source or electro-luminescence is located to illuminate the interior region of the tub in response to an actuated switch contained within the lid. The switch can be gravity actuated. The solid-state light source can emit visible or ultraviolet light wavelengths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2004
    Publication date: February 9, 2006
    Inventors: Daniel Fitzsimmons, Molly Fitzsimmons