Patents by Inventor Douglas Reynolds

Douglas Reynolds 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).

  • Publication number: 20190339794
    Abstract: A method for a user to paint an image includes generating a display of a room image uploaded by the user. The method also includes employing a straight-line masking tool to block off a first area of the room image with a straight line such that color will not be applied to the first area when color is applied to a second area of the room image. The method also includes employing a polygon masking tool to draw at least three lines to mask off a selected polygon area of the room image such that color can be applied by the user to an inside of the selected polygon area when the user selects the inside of the selected polygon area and an outside of the selected polygon area when the user selects the outside of the selected polygon area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: Behr Process Corporation
    Inventors: Damien REYNOLDS, Douglas MILSOM, Vincent GIOSA
  • Patent number: 10416790
    Abstract: A user-facing front end screen display of an illustrative digital image painting application includes a bucket tool which enables a user to apply a selected color to a selected area of an uploaded digital image such as a wall of a room, a paint brush tool to fill in missed areas, an eraser tool is to remove misapplied color, masking tools to mask off selected areas, and a tolerance slider tool to assist in properly filling in painted areas. Improved image preprocessing methods enable better definition of areas of the image to be painted the same color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Behr Process Corporation
    Inventors: Damien Reynolds, Douglas Milsom, Vincent Giosa
  • Publication number: 20190222298
    Abstract: An interface device configured to interface with one or more aircraft avionics data systems and an antenna. The interface device includes a radio and at least one computing device that are housed inside an enclosure. The radio is connected to the antenna. The radio is configured to transmit outgoing messages and to receive incoming messages via the antenna. The at least one computing device is configured to send the outgoing messages to the radio for transmission by the radio via the antenna and to receive the incoming messages from the radio. The radio may be a very high frequency (“VHF”) transceiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Ronald Abeel, Steinarr Bragason, Tony Monroe Bragg, Douglas W. Daman, Brian DeHart, James Dooley, Justin Grimes, David E. Hiney, Timothy Hong, Drew Johnson, Paul Newby, James A. Reynolds, Bryan L. Sammons, Thomas Ogle Shafer, Frank E. Hummel, Andy R. Hill
  • Publication number: 20190139650
    Abstract: Examples of a system for generating and compressing magnetized plasma are disclosed. The system comprises a plasma generator with a first closed end and an outlet, and a flux conserving chamber that is in tight fluid communication with the outlet of the plasma generator such that the generated plasma is injected into an inner cavity of the flux conserving chamber. An elongated central axial shaft is also provided such that the central shaft extends through the outlet of the plasma generator into the flux conserver. The end of the central shaft in connected to the flux conserver. A power source that comprises a formation power circuit and a shaft power circuit is provided to provide a formation power pulse to the plasma generator to generate magnetized plasma, and a shaft power pulse to the central axial shaft to generate a toroidal magnetic field into the plasma generator and the flux conserving chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Michel Georges Laberge, Meritt Wayne Reynolds, Alexander Douglas Mossman, Stephen James Howard, Blake Kenton Rablah, Peter Joseph Larkin O'Shea, Donald James Froese, Charles Beaufort Eyrich
  • Patent number: 8903054
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for a telephone customer to configure telephone service for multiple users at a single location associated with the customer. The location has at least two telephones, at least two phone numbers and a voice mail box. The telephone customer is visually provided an option to assign one of the phone numbers to one of the telephones. The telephone customer is visually provided an option to assign each of the multiple users exclusive access to at least one of the telephone numbers via their account identifier. The telephone customer is visually provided the option to, for each of the multiple users, allow access or deny access via their account identifier to the voicemail box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Larry B. Pearson, Jeffrey L. Brandt, Douglas Reynolds
  • Patent number: 8396194
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for a telephone customer to configure telephone service for multiple users at a single location associated with the customer. The location has at least two telephones, at least two phone numbers and a voice mail box. The telephone customer is visually provided an option to assign one of the phone numbers to one of the telephones. The telephone customer is visually provided an option to assign each of the multiple users exclusive access to at least one of the telephone numbers via their account identifier. The telephone customer is visually provided the option to, for each of the multiple users, allow access or deny access via their account identifier to the voicemail box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Larry B. Pearson, Jeffrey L. Brandt, Douglas Reynolds
  • Patent number: 8340262
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and system for routing telephone calls within a household. In the disclosed home call routing system, a head of the household or other person with administrative authority within the home can control the routing of telephone calls by establishing and modifying call system parameters such as call priorities, traffic times, caller identities, routing rules, etc. through a home computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Verizon Services Corp.
    Inventors: Gregory Wayne Cermak, Bernadette Anita Nelson, Sandra Kelly Teare, Alex Tserkovny, John Herman Wurster, Douglas Reynold Jones, Linda Louise Witham, Stephen Paul Brennan, Premkumar Natarajan, Anne M. Kraus-Keenan, Elizabeth I. Van Horn
  • Patent number: 8011182
    Abstract: A power generator utilizing gases and the gravitational force as efficiently as the buoyant force which act on an apparatus in a natural or man-made liquid medium and convert such forces into mechanical energy. The power generator includes methods for a plurality of weighted uniquely configured variable density containers which ascend and descend in a primarily vertical plane and which drive one or more chains, belts or conveyances with rotating sprockets or pulleys on horizontally aligned shafts in primarily a vertical arrangement upon such apparatus. The chains, belts or conveyances driven by the movement of the containers rotate the sprockets or pulleys (FIG. 1) and their associated shafts in both the ascending and descending motion creating mechanical power. Such power can be used to turn electrical generators or other mechanical machines which necessitate such power input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Inventor: Douglas Reynolds Hastings
  • Patent number: 8005463
    Abstract: A service is provided to cell phone subscribers to improve reachability. A home location register node maintains state information on a subscriber's cell phone status. Cell phone status information includes: off; on, registered and available to receive calls; on, registered but busy participating in an ongoing call; on, registered but temporarily unavailable; and on, registered but unattended. Temporarily unavailable is further qualified: poor reception location, high interference, cell throughput saturation, intentional user disposition. Long term unavailability may also be inferred and indicated depending on the device and/or system status. When a call to a subscriber's cell phone cannot be completed or is not answered, the service annunciates the reason to the calling party. The calling party can then make a more informed decision as to when to reattempt the call and is more likely to reattempt the call. The service is provided in conjunction with call forwarding to landlines phones and/or voicemail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignees: Verizon Laboratories Inc., Verizon Services Corp.
    Inventors: Gregory Wayne Cermak, Douglas Reynold Jones, Timothy Wayne Schmidt, Sandra Kelly Teare, Eric Andrew Goodheart, Margaret Malagon, Elizabeth Louise Fuller, Aaron Joseph Dagen, David Anthony Fay, Piotr Kajetan Boni, Beth Shelley Davis, Dermot Anthony Murray, Ann Wander Shaub, Joanne Snare LaCourse
  • Publication number: 20110179784
    Abstract: The vertical gravity/buoyancy power generator relates to the generation of power by harnessing the gravitational and buoyant forces which act on an apparatus in a natural or man-made liquid medium and convert such forces into mechanical energy. More specifically, the vertical gravity/buoyancy power generator improves on operably different, fluid medium power generators by efficiently utilizing the gravitational force as efficiently as the buoyant force is harnessed. The vertical gravity/buoyancy power generator includes methods, systems and devices for a plurality of weighted containers which ascend and descend in a primarily vertical plane and which drive one or more chains, belts or conveyances with rotating sprockets or pulleys on horizontally aligned shafts in primarily a vertical arrangement upon such apparatus. In the descent phase the containers are open on both ends (FIG.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Inventor: Douglas Reynolds Hastings
  • Patent number: 7983188
    Abstract: In one of many possible embodiments, a system includes a monitoring portal configured to receive state information descriptive of usage of a plurality of communication services provided on a plurality of communication networks of different types and to make the state information available to a subscriber of the plurality of communication services, in substantially real time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Verizon Laboratories Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Wayne Cermak, Robert Anthony Virzi, Rebecca S. Burd, Edward M. Eggerl, Gregory Keith Evans, Douglas Reynold Jones, William E. Garrett, William David Goodman, Allison Dana Jaynes, Margaret Malagon, Robert Edward Opaluch, Timothy Wayne Schmidt, James Francis Sorce, Michael Alan Weintraub
  • Publication number: 20110162356
    Abstract: The rotational gravity/buoyancy power generator relates to the generation of power by harnessing the gravitational and buoyant forces which act on an apparatus in a natural or man-made liquid medium and converting such forces into mechanical energy. More specifically, the rotational gravity/buoyancy power generator improves on operably different, fluid medium power generators by efficiently utilizing the gravitational force as efficiently as the buoyant force is harnessed. The rotational gravity/buoyancy power generator includes methods, systems and devices for a plurality of weighted containers with a movable closure means on one or both ends, attached to one or more chains, belts or conveyances with one or more rotating sprockets or pulleys on horizontally aligned shafts which form a continuous loop in primarily a vertical arrangement comprising ascending and descending phases upon such apparatus in a continuous and flowing movement (FIG. 1). In the descent phase the containers are open on both ends (FIG.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Inventor: Douglas Reynolds Hastings
  • Publication number: 20100297986
    Abstract: A service is provided to cell phone subscribers to improve reachability. A home location register node maintains state information on a subscriber's cell phone status. Cell phone status information includes: off; on, registered and available to receive calls; on, registered but busy participating in an ongoing call; on, registered but temporarily unavailable; and on, registered but unattended. Temporarily unavailable is further qualified: poor reception location, high interference, cell throughput saturation, intentional user disposition. Long term unavailability may also be inferred and indicated depending on the device and/or system status. When a call to a subscriber's cell phone cannot be completed or is not answered, the service annunciates the reason to the calling party. The calling party can then make a more informed decision as to when to reattempt the call and is more likely to reattempt the call. The service is provided in conjunction with call forwarding to landlines phones and/or voicemail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2010
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Applicant: VERIZON SERVICES CORP.
    Inventors: Gregory Wayne Cermak, Douglas Reynold Jones, Margaret Malagon, Elizabeth Louise Fuller, Aaron Joseph Dagen, Dermot Anthony Murray, Ann Wander Shaub, Joanne Snare LaCourse, David Anthony Fay, Piotr Kajetan Boni, Beth Shelley Davis, Timothy Wayne Schmidt, Sandra Kelly Teare, Eric Andrew Goodheart
  • Publication number: 20100266109
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for a telephone customer to configure telephone service for multiple users at a single location associated with the customer. The location has at least two telephones, at least two phone numbers and a voice mail box. The telephone customer is visually provided an option to assign one of the phone numbers to one of the telephones. The telephone customer is visually provided an option to assign each of the multiple users exclusive access to at least one of the telephone numbers via their account identifier. The telephone customer is visually provided the option to, for each of the multiple users, allow access or deny access via their account identifier to the voicemail box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2010
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Inventors: Larry B. Pearson, Jeffrey L. Brandt, Douglas Reynolds
  • Patent number: 7787602
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for a telephone customer to configure telephone service for multiple users at a single location associated with the customer. The location has at least two telephones, at least two phone numbers and a voice mail box. The telephone customer is visually provided an option to assign one of the phone numbers to one of the telephones. The telephone customer is visually provided an option to assign each of the multiple users exclusive access to at least one of the telephone numbers via their account identifier. The telephone customer is visually provided the option to, for each of the multiple users, allow access or deny access via their account identifier to the voicemail box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, LP
    Inventors: Larry B. Pearson, Jeffrey L. Brandt, Douglas Reynolds
  • Patent number: 7773974
    Abstract: A service is provided to cell phone subscribers to improve reachability. A home location register node maintains state information on a subscriber's cell phone status. Cell phone status information includes: off; on, registered and available to receive calls; on, registered but busy participating in an ongoing call; on, registered but temporarily unavailable; and on, registered but unattended. Temporarily unavailable is further qualified: poor reception location, high interference, cell throughput saturation, intentional user disposition. Long term unavailability may also be inferred and indicated depending on the device and/or system status. When a call to a subscriber's cell phone cannot be completed or is not answered, the service annunciates the reason to the calling party. The calling party can then make a more informed decision as to when to reattempt the call and is more likely to reattempt the call. The service is provided in conjunction with call forwarding to landlines phones and/or voicemail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Verizon Services Corp.
    Inventors: Gregory Wayne Cermak, Douglas Reynold Jones, Timothy Wayne Schmidt, Sandra Kelly Teare, Eric Andrew Goodheart, Margaret Malagon, Elizabeth Louise Fuller, Aaron Joseph Dagen, David Anthony Fay, Piotr Kajetan Boni, Beth Shelley Davis, Dermot Anthony Murray, Ann Wander Shaub, Joanne Snare LaCourse
  • Publication number: 20090222868
    Abstract: A multimedia content delivery resource suitable for supporting a video on demand service to a plurality of users substantially simultaneously. The multimedia content delivery resource includes a reception interface for receiving a video content item selection signal associated with a primary subscriber; and a subscriber selection signal indicative of a secondary subscriber associated with the primary subscriber; a shared video module operable to identify a selected video content item associated with the video content item selection signal and define recipients of the identified video content item based at least in part on the subscriber selection signal; and a transmission interface operable to transmit the identified video content item substantially simultaneously to the defined recipients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Applicant: AT&T KNOWLEDGE VENTURES, L.P.
    Inventors: Douglas Reynolds, Jeffrey Brandt, Marc Sullivan
  • Patent number: 7379868
    Abstract: A differential compression technique is disclosed for compression individual speaker models, such as Gaussian mixture models, by computing a delta model from the difference between an individual speaker model and a baseline model. Further compression may be applied to the delta model to reduce the large storage requirements generally attributed to speaker models.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventor: Douglas A. Reynolds
  • Publication number: 20080075245
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for a telephone customer to configure telephone service for multiple users at a single location associated with the customer. The location has at least two telephones, at least two phone numbers and a voice mail box. The telephone customer is visually provided an option to assign one of the phone numbers to one of the telephones. The telephone customer is visually provided an option to assign each of the multiple users exclusive access to at least one of the telephone numbers via their account identifier. The telephone customer is visually provided the option to, for each of the multiple users, allow access or deny access via their account identifier to the voicemail box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2006
    Publication date: March 27, 2008
    Inventors: Larry B. Pearson, Jeffrey L. Brandt, Douglas Reynolds
  • Publication number: 20070189503
    Abstract: A system and method of publishing contact information is disclosed. In a particular embodiment, the method includes receiving a command to publish a collection of contacts to a plurality of recipients, where the collection of contacts is associated with a network address book of a sender. The method also includes receiving a distribution list that identifies the plurality of recipients. Additionally, the method includes sending a notification to each of the plurality of recipients, where the notification includes an invitation to subscribe to the collection of contacts. The method also includes sending the collection of contacts to at least one of the plurality of recipients who subscribes to the collection of contacts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2006
    Publication date: August 16, 2007
    Applicant: SBC Knowledge Ventures, L.P.
    Inventors: Larry Pearson, Aaron Bangor, Jeffrey Brandt, James Miller, Stephen Mueller, Douglas Reynolds