Patents by Inventor Daryl Joseph Martin

Daryl Joseph Martin 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: 10142157
    Abstract: A method and system for reducing protocol headers sent over a wireless network are described. The method includes receiving at a proxy server, from a mobile device, a protocol request device addressed to a remote system. The protocol request including defined headers and an enable-caching indicator. The proxy server stores at least one of the defined headers as cached headers and sends a protocol response to the mobile device identifying the cached headers. Subsequent requests from the mobile device are formatted as abridged requests that exclude the cached headers, thereby reducing the data transmitted. The proxy server adds the cached headers to the abridged requests before forwarding them as unabridged requests to the remote system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: BLACKBERRY LIMITED
    Inventor: Daryl Joseph Martin
  • Patent number: 10075438
    Abstract: Methods and systems for enabling activation of a wireless communication device to operate with a server on a wireless communication network. An activation request to establish a wireless communication service relationship between the device and the server is pushed from the server to the device. After the device verifies the server, a mutually authenticated communication session is established between the device and the server for activation of the device on the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Alexander Truskovsky, Daryl Joseph Martin
  • Patent number: 9955316
    Abstract: A method of determining room occupancy of a room in a facility having an indoor positioning system with wireless access point fingerprints each correlated to a location in the facility. The method may include receiving a request from a computing device for a room occupancy assessment associated with the room. It may further include obtaining location data that correlates to the location of one or more people from the indoor positioning system and determining from the location data associated with the room whether the room is occupied. The determination of whether the room is occupied is then sent to the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Krishnam Raju Jampani, Daryl Joseph Martin, I-Ming Tsai, Jason Christopher Beckett
  • Patent number: 9860707
    Abstract: A method of determining room occupancy of a room in a facility having an indoor positioning system with wireless access point fingerprints each correlated to a location in the facility. The method may include receiving a request from a computing device for a room occupancy assessment associated with the room. It may further include obtaining location data that correlates to the locations of wireless devices associated with one or more people from the indoor positioning system and determining based on the location data whether the room is occupied. The determination of whether the room is occupied is then sent to the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Krishnam Raju Jampani, Daryl Joseph Martin, I-Ming Tsai, Jason Christopher Beckett
  • Publication number: 20170223511
    Abstract: A method of determining room occupancy of a room in a facility having an indoor positioning system with wireless access point fingerprints each correlated to a location in the facility. The method may include receiving a request from a computing device for a room occupancy assessment associated with the room. It may further include obtaining location data that correlates to the locations of wireless devices associated with one or more people from the indoor positioning system and determining based on the location data whether the room is occupied. The determination of whether the room is occupied is then sent to the computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Applicant: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Krishnam Raju JAMPANI, Daryl Joseph MARTIN, I-Ming TSAI, Jason Christopher BECKETT
  • Patent number: 9679273
    Abstract: According to embodiments described in the specification, a method, system and apparatus for generating notification signals are provided. The method includes storing an identifier of a slave device in a memory of a master device; detecting, at a processor interconnected with the memory, a notification message via execution of a notification application; in response to detecting the notification message, retrieving the slave device identifier and transmitting an instruction message to the slave device, the instruction message including an identifier of the notification message and an alert parameter; and generating an alert via an output device interconnected with the processor according to the alert parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: BLACKBERRY LIMITED
    Inventors: Hayward Ivan Craig Welcher, Daryl Joseph Martin
  • Patent number: 9660746
    Abstract: Songs titles and song artists or other content received on an HD-radio are cross-referenced to one or more geographic locations where they were heard on the radio by identifying a song title or artist in the HD radio data stream and instructing a global positioning system navigation unit to contemporaneously determine its location. The determined location and song title and/or artist are cross-referenced to each other in a list or database. A touch-sensitive display device is configured to display the location or portion of a route where a listened-to song was heard. Song titles and/or artists can be determined by tactile selection of portions of a route displayed on the map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Daryl Joseph Martin, Conor Michael O'Neill
  • Patent number: 9560499
    Abstract: Mobile device usage may be monitored and restricted by pushing enabling/disabling events from an administrator the device. The events impose a certain set of rules that can “lock” certain features provided by the device, according to permissions and pre-established policies, for a certain period of time. Such restricted periods may coincide with meetings or other events in which distractions should be kept to a minimum or be during regular, predetermined time periods. Preferably, the rules include conditional locks that allow a user to use a feature a reasonable number of times before the lock is activated to place the onus on the user for minimizing such distractions, while enabling the user to maintain access to such a vital communication tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Risvan Coskun, Daryl Joseph Martin, Ahmed E. Hassan, John Ferguson Wilson
  • Publication number: 20170026804
    Abstract: An indoor positioning system and method that correlates map locations to respective wireless access point (AP) fingerprints, and wherein each wireless AP fingerprint is a plurality of wireless AP signal measurements associated with the correlated map location. The method includes receiving position-inference data associated with a user; determining a probable location inside the building based on the position-inference data; receiving wireless AP signal measurements detected by a wireless device associated with the user; associating the probable location with the wireless device based on the association between the position-inference data and the user of the wireless device; and updating the wireless AP fingerprint correlated to the probable location using the received wireless AP signal measurements. The method and system use crowd-sourcing to build and refine the wireless AP fingerprints.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Applicant: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: I-Ming TSAI, Krishnam Raju JAMPANI, Jason Christopher BECKETT, Daryl Joseph MARTIN, Jerry MAILLOUX
  • Publication number: 20170026806
    Abstract: A method of determining room occupancy of a room in a facility having an indoor positioning system with wireless access point fingerprints each correlated to a location in the facility. The method may include receiving a request from a computing device for a room occupancy assessment associated with the room. It may further include obtaining location data that correlates to the location of one or more people from the indoor positioning system and determining from the location data associated with the room whether the room is occupied. The determination of whether the room is occupied is then sent to the computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Applicant: BLACKBERRY LIMITED
    Inventors: Krishnam Raju JAMPANI, Daryl Joseph MARTIN, I-Ming TSAI, Jason Christopher BECKETT
  • Publication number: 20160285869
    Abstract: Methods and systems for enabling activation of a wireless communication device to operate with a server on a wireless communication network. An activation request to establish a wireless communication service relationship between the device and the server is pushed from the server to the device. After the device verifies the server, a mutually authenticated communication session is established between the device and the server for activation of the device on the server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Applicant: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Alexander Truskovsky, Daryl Joseph Martin
  • Patent number: 9444771
    Abstract: A method and device to simplify message reply composition on a communications device, using a partially transparent overlay to allow a user to freely scroll and move around to other sections of a message or message chain while still being able to see and edit the reply being composed. When the reply is scrolled such that the composition field is not visible on the display screen, the device displays the overlay when the user enters text or on user request. The user may then type text into the overlay while viewing the underlying portion of the reply message, such as previous messages in the string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Daryl Joseph Martin, James Andrew Godfrey, John Ferguson Wilson
  • Patent number: 9406049
    Abstract: A method, device and system are provided for automated updating of message recipients designated for a reply message based on a declaration or notification in a body of the message. Once a reply message is initiated at a first device and an initial recipient set defined for the reply message based on the participants of a previous message of the thread, a declaration or instruction may be inserted in the message body identifying a change to be made to the initial recipient set. In response to a trigger detected at the device, any such declarations are identified and a determination is made whether the current recipient set is consistent with them. If not, changes are made to the current recipient set to render it consistent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Daryl Joseph Martin, Conor Michael O'Neill
  • Patent number: 9384342
    Abstract: Methods and devices for providing a warning associated with credentials to be stored in a credential store on a computing device are disclosed herein. In one broad aspect, the method comprises receiving a request to store, in the credential store, at least one credential for a specified service, determining whether a secure connection between the computing device and the specified service is available, associating the specified service with a level of security based on at least one of an availability of the secure connection or one or more properties of the secure connection, and providing a warning in response to determining that at least one credential stored in the credential store corresponds to the at least one credential for the specified service and is for a service that is associated with a level of security different from the level of security with which the specified service is associated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: BLACKBERRY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jeremy L. Kominar, Neil Patrick Adams, Alexander Truskovsky, Christopher Lyle Bender, Daryl Joseph Martin
  • Patent number: 9363669
    Abstract: Methods and systems for enabling activation of a wireless communication device to operate with a server on a wireless communication network. An activation request is pushed from the server to the device, the activation request being authenticated with a signature signed with a server certificate. After the device verifies the activation request using server certificate and signature, a mutually authenticated communication session is established between the device and the server for activation of the device on the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Alexander Truskovsky, Daryl Joseph Martin
  • Patent number: 9301100
    Abstract: An indoor positioning system and method that correlates map locations to respective wireless access point (AP) fingerprints, and wherein each wireless AP fingerprint is a plurality of wireless AP signal measurements associated with the correlated map location. The method includes receiving position-inference data associated with a user; determining a probable location inside the building based on the position-inference data; receiving wireless AP signal measurements detected by a wireless device associated with the user; associating the probable location with the wireless device based on the association between the position-inference data and the user of the wireless device; and updating the wireless AP fingerprint correlated to the probable location using the received wireless AP signal measurements. The method and system use crowd-sourcing to build and refine the wireless AP fingerprints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Krishnam Raju Jampani, Daryl Joseph Martin, I-Ming Tsai, Jason Christopher Beckett, Jerry Mailloux
  • Patent number: 9171291
    Abstract: A method, device and system are provided for automated insertion of message conversation or thread participant changes in a message body prior to receipt of the message by a recipient of the reply message. Once a reply message is initiated at a first device and an initial recipient set defined for the reply message based on the participants of a previous message of the thread, one or more changes may be made to the recipients specified for the message. In response to a trigger detected at the device, changes to the initial recipient set are identified and indicated by a textual or other notification within the body of the reply message, rather than merely in a header or addressing portion of the reply message. The indication may then be viewable using a recipient messaging client even if header information reflecting the change in recipients is not displayed by the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Daryl Joseph Martin, Conor Michael O'Neill
  • Patent number: 9088556
    Abstract: Methods and devices for detecting unauthorized access to credentials of a credential store on a computing device are disclosed herein. In one broad aspect, the method comprises monitoring a plurality of credentials of the credential store accessed within a period associated with a first setting, and responsive to determining that a number of credentials accessed within the period exceeds a threshold associated with a second setting, outputting, in a user interface, an indication of potential unauthorized access to the credential store. In at least one embodiment, each of the credentials accessed within the period is associated with a different user account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Alexander Truskovsky, Christopher Lyle Bender, Daryl Joseph Martin
  • Patent number: 9066292
    Abstract: A method of operating a mobile device is provided, the method comprising: pairing the mobile device with a second device; having the second device poll a network service on behalf of the mobile device; and obtaining data provided by the network service. A method of operating on behalf of a mobile device is also provided, the method comprising: pairing a second device with the mobile device; polling a network service on behalf of the mobile device; and enabling data provided by the network service to be sent to the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Conor Michael O'Neill, Daryl Joseph Martin
  • Patent number: 9014680
    Abstract: An apparatus, and an associated method, for providing secured effectuation of a communication service at a substitute mobile station. A user desiring temporarily to use a substitute mobile station to carry out the communication service initiates a request at the mobile station for its use. The communication service is available to be performed at the substitute mobile station for a selected period. Upon termination of the selected period, the communication service session ends, and data associated with the communication service session is deleted from the substitute mobile station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Daryl Joseph Martin, James Andrew Godfrey, John Ferguson Wilson