Patents by Inventor Dominick Gorini

Dominick Gorini 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: 7257640
    Abstract: An apparatus that automatically adjusts authorized bandwidth allocated to a user communicating through an Ethernet network. The apparatus includes a usage monitor in communication with a network gateway or network management system to monitor bandwidth consumed by the user, an evaluator responsive to bandwidth usage that automatically determines bandwidth needs based on historical usage or a demand threshold, and a controller responsive to the evaluator to initiate an examination of surplus bandwidth available at various junctions between the user and a destination. The controller may optionally obtain user verification prior to effecting an automatic increase or decrease in allocated or authorized bandwidth. Allocated bandwidth authorization may also be decreased according to network loading and/or a class of service assignment. A corresponding method is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Assignee: AT&T Corp.
    Inventors: Franco Callocchia, Dominick Gorini
  • Patent number: 5914472
    Abstract: A system and method for allowing a parent to control the use of an ancillary credit or debit transaction card which is issued to a child. A central computer communicates with an issuer computer having a data base containing account information and spending limits for the transaction card and the parent can set a spending limit for the ancillary card given to the child. When the child presents the ancillary transaction card to a merchant in payment of merchandise, the merchant swipes the card and contacts a central computer for card authorization. If the credit limit of the ancillary card holder has been exceeded according to the data base, a method of contacting the parent is transmitted to the central computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 22, 1999
    Assignee: AT&T Corp
    Inventors: Mark Jeffrey Foladare, Shelley B. Goldman, Dominick Gorini, David Phillip Silverman, Shaoqing Wang, Robert S. Westrich