Patents by Inventor Erik Geldbach

Erik Geldbach 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: 20200082826
    Abstract: A first communication path for receiving a communication is established. The communication includes speech, which is processed. A speech pattern is identified as including a voice-command. A portion of the speech pattern is determined as including the voice-command. That portion of the speech pattern is separated from the speech pattern and compared with a second speech pattern. If the two speech patterns match or resemble each other, the portion of the speech pattern is accepted as the voice-command. An operation corresponding to the voice-command is determined and performed. The operation may perform an operation on a remote device, forward the voice-command to a remote device, or notify a user. The operation may create a second communication path that may allow a headset to join in a communication between another headset and a communication device, several headsets to communicate with each other, or a headset to communicate with several communication devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Erik Geldbach, Kelsyn D. Rooks, Shane M. Smith, Mark Wilmoth
  • Patent number: 10482880
    Abstract: A first communication path for receiving a communication is established. The communication includes speech, which is processed. A speech pattern is identified as including a voice-command. A portion of the speech pattern is determined as including the voice-command. That portion of the speech pattern is separated from the speech pattern and compared with a second speech pattern. If the two speech patterns match or resemble each other, the portion of the speech pattern is accepted as the voice-command. An operation corresponding to the voice-command is determined and performed. The operation may perform an operation on a remote device, forward the voice-command to a remote device, or notify a user. The operation may create a second communication path that may allow a headset to join in a communication between another headset and a communication device, several headsets to communicate with each other, or a headset to communicate with several communication devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Erik Geldbach, Kelsyn D. Rooks, Shane M. Smith, Mark Wilmoth
  • Patent number: 10255918
    Abstract: A first communication path for receiving a communication is established. The communication includes speech, which is processed. A speech pattern is identified as including a voice-command. A portion of the speech pattern is determined as including the voice-command. That portion of the speech pattern is separated from the speech pattern and compared with a second speech pattern. If the two speech patterns match or resemble each other, the portion of the speech pattern is accepted as the voice-command. An operation corresponding to the voice-command is determined and performed. The operation may perform an operation on a remote device, forward the voice-command to a remote device, or notify a user. The operation may create a second communication path that may allow a headset to join in a communication between another headset and a communication device, several headsets to communicate with each other, or a headset to communicate with several communication devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Erik Geldbach, Kelsyn D. Rooks, Shane M. Smith, Mark Wilmoth
  • Publication number: 20180122381
    Abstract: A first communication path for receiving a communication is established. The communication includes speech, which is processed. A speech pattern is identified as including a voice-command. A portion of the speech pattern is determined as including the voice-command. That portion of the speech pattern is separated from the speech pattern and compared with a second speech pattern. If the two speech patterns match or resemble each other, the portion of the speech pattern is accepted as the voice-command. An operation corresponding to the voice-command is determined and performed. The operation may perform an operation on a remote device, forward the voice-command to a remote device, or notify a user. The operation may create a second communication path that may allow a headset to join in a communication between another headset and a communication device, several headsets to communicate with each other, or a headset to communicate with several communication devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Erik Geldbach, Kelsyn D. Rooks, Shane M. Smith, Mark Wilmoth
  • Publication number: 20180122380
    Abstract: A first communication path for receiving a communication is established. The communication includes speech, which is processed. A speech pattern is identified as including a voice-command. A portion of the speech pattern is determined as including the voice-command. That portion of the speech pattern is separated from the speech pattern and compared with a second speech pattern. If the two speech patterns match or resemble each other, the portion of the speech pattern is accepted as the voice-command. An operation corresponding to the voice-command is determined and performed. The operation may perform an operation on a remote device, forward the voice-command to a remote device, or notify a user. The operation may create a second communication path that may allow a headset to join in a communication between another headset and a communication device, several headsets to communicate with each other, or a headset to communicate with several communication devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Erik Geldbach, Kelsyn D. Rooks, Shane M. Smith, Mark Wilmoth
  • Patent number: 9881606
    Abstract: A first communication path for receiving a communication is established. The communication includes speech, which is processed. A speech pattern is identified as including a voice-command. A portion of the speech pattern is determined as including the voice-command. That portion of the speech pattern is separated from the speech pattern and compared with a second speech pattern. If the two speech patterns match or resemble each other, the portion of the speech pattern is accepted as the voice-command. An operation corresponding to the voice-command is determined and performed. The operation may perform an operation on a remote device, forward the voice-command to a remote device, or notify a user. The operation may create a second communication path that may allow a headset to join in a communication between another headset and a communication device, several headsets to communicate with each other, or a headset to communicate with several communication devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Erik Geldbach, Kelsyn D. Rooks, Shane M. Smith, Mark Wilmoth
  • Patent number: 9881607
    Abstract: A first communication path for receiving a communication is established. The communication includes speech, which is processed. A speech pattern is identified as including a voice-command. A portion of the speech pattern is determined as including the voice-command. That portion of the speech pattern is separated from the speech pattern and compared with a second speech pattern. If the two speech patterns match or resemble each other, the portion of the speech pattern is accepted as the voice-command. An operation corresponding to the voice-command is determined and performed. The operation may perform an operation on a remote device, forward the voice-command to a remote device, or notify a user. The operation may create a second communication path that may allow a headset to join in a communication between another headset and a communication device, several headsets to communicate with each other, or a headset to communicate with several communication devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Erik Geldbach, Kelsyn D. Rooks, Shane M. Smith, Mark Wilmoth
  • Publication number: 20170047067
    Abstract: A first communication path for receiving a communication is established. The communication includes speech, which is processed. A speech pattern is identified as including a voice-command. A portion of the speech pattern is determined as including the voice-command. That portion of the speech pattern is separated from the speech pattern and compared with a second speech pattern. If the two speech patterns match or resemble each other, the portion of the speech pattern is accepted as the voice-command. An operation corresponding to the voice-command is determined and performed. The operation may perform an operation on a remote device, forward the voice-command to a remote device, or notify a user. The operation may create a second communication path that may allow a headset to join in a communication between another headset and a communication device, several headsets to communicate with each other, or a headset to communicate with several communication devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventors: Erik Geldbach, Kelsyn D. Rooks, Shane M. Smith, Mark Wilmoth
  • Publication number: 20170047068
    Abstract: A first communication path for receiving a communication is established. The communication includes speech, which is processed. A speech pattern is identified as including a voice-command. A portion of the speech pattern is determined as including the voice-command. That portion of the speech pattern is separated from the speech pattern and compared with a second speech pattern. If the two speech patterns match or resemble each other, the portion of the speech pattern is accepted as the voice-command. An operation corresponding to the voice-command is determined and performed. The operation may perform an operation on a remote device, forward the voice-command to a remote device, or notify a user. The operation may create a second communication path that may allow a headset to join in a communication between another headset and a communication device, several headsets to communicate with each other, or a headset to communicate with several communication devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventors: Erik Geldbach, Kelsyn D. Rooks, Shane M. Smith, Mark Wilmoth
  • Patent number: 9514754
    Abstract: A first communication path for receiving a communication is established. The communication includes speech, which is processed. A speech pattern is identified as including a voice-command. A portion of the speech pattern is determined as including the voice-command. That portion of the speech pattern is separated from the speech pattern and compared with a second speech pattern. If the two speech patterns match or resemble each other, the portion of the speech pattern is accepted as the voice-command. An operation corresponding to the voice-command is determined and performed. The operation may perform an operation on a remote device, forward the voice-command to a remote device, or notify a user. The operation may create a second communication path that may allow a headset to join in a communication between another headset and a communication device, several headsets to communicate with each other, or a headset to communicate with several communication devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Erik Geldbach, Kelsyn D. Rooks, Shane M. Smith, Mark Wilmoth
  • Publication number: 20150221309
    Abstract: A first communication path for receiving a communication is established. The communication includes speech, which is processed. A speech pattern is identified as including a voice-command. A portion of the speech pattern is determined as including the voice-command. That portion of the speech pattern is separated from the speech pattern and compared with a second speech pattern. If the two speech patterns match or resemble each other, the portion of the speech pattern is accepted as the voice-command. An operation corresponding to the voice-command is determined and performed. The operation may perform an operation on a remote device, forward the voice-command to a remote device, or notify a user. The operation may create a second communication path that may allow a headset to join in a communication between another headset and a communication device, several headsets to communicate with each other, or a headset to communicate with several communication devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Inventors: Erik Geldbach, Kelsyn D. Rooks, Shane M. Smith, Mark Wilmoth
  • Patent number: 9026447
    Abstract: A first communication path for receiving a communication is established. The communication includes speech, which is processed. A speech pattern is identified as including a voice-command. A portion of the speech pattern is determined as including the voice-command. That portion of the speech pattern is separated from the speech pattern and compared with a second speech pattern. If the two speech patterns match or resemble each other, the portion of the speech pattern is accepted as the voice-command. An operation corresponding to the voice-command is determined and performed. The operation may perform an operation on a remote device, forward the voice-command to a remote device, or notify a user. The operation may create a second communication path that may allow a headset to join in a communication between another headset and a communication device, several headsets to communicate with each other, or a headset to communicate with several communication devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Erik Geldbach, Kelsyn D. Rooks, Sr., Shane M. Smith, Mark Wilmoth
  • Patent number: 8891749
    Abstract: A system and method for providing wireline telephone services may include providing wireline telephone services to a residence to enable a user to place telephone calls. In response to receiving an access code, the user may be enabled to place telephone calls. The user may be billed for placing the telephone calls on a per-usage basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Erik Geldbach, Kelsyn Donel Seven Rooks, Sr., Mark Wilmoth, Shane M. Smith
  • Patent number: 8873577
    Abstract: A broadband digital loop carrier and method for distributing communications signals to customers of a service provider may include a multi-service access platform unit and line termination unit in communication with the multi-service access platform unit. In one embodiment, the line termination unit is a multiplexer. The line termination unit may be configured to operate communications equipment that operates at bandwidths that are lower than cards operating in the multi-service access platform unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Kelsyn Donel Seven Rooks, Sr., Erik Geldbach, Mark Wilmoth, Shane M. Smith
  • Publication number: 20140036932
    Abstract: A broadband digital loop carrier and method for distributing communications signals to customers of a service provider may include a multi-service access platform unit and line termination unit in communication with the multi-service access platform unit. In one embodiment, the line termination unit is a multiplexer. The line termination unit may be configured to operate communications equipment that operates at bandwidths that are lower than cards operating in the multi-service access platform unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Kelsyn Donel Seven Rooks, SR., Erik Geldbach, Mark Wilmoth, Shane M. Smith
  • Publication number: 20130301811
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include a system and method for providing communication services that enables a customer to deactivate service when the service is not being used and reactivate the service when the service is being used. This process can save the customer money without the hassle of having to contact a service provider to cancel and reinstall communication services repeatedly. In addition, the customer can maintain consistent service such as, but not limited to, maintaining his/her calling number, maintaining contact information, speed dial information, saved voicemails or recordings, and other user personalized settings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLP
    Inventors: Kelsyn Donel Seven Rooks, Sr., Erik Geldbach, Mark Wilmoth, Shane M. Smith, Eric Lumbirt
  • Patent number: 8576877
    Abstract: A broadband digital loop carrier and method for distributing communications signals to customers of a service provider may include a multi-service access platform unit and line termination unit in communication with the multi-service access platform unit. In one embodiment, the line termination unit is a multiplexer. The line termination unit may be configured to operate communications equipment that operates at bandwidths that are lower than cards operating in the multi-service access platform unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Kelsyn Donel Seven Rooks, Sr., Erik Geldbach, Mark Wilmoth, Shane M. Smith
  • Patent number: 8477917
    Abstract: A system and method for providing wireline telephone services may include providing wireline telephone service to a residence for a customer to place telephone calls. In response to receiving an activate code, the wireline telephone service may be activated. In response to receiving a deactivate code, the wireline telephone service may be deactivated. The customer may be billed for the wireline telephone service. In one embodiment, the customer is billed a premium service charge when the wireline telephone service is active and a lower service charge when the wireline telephone service is inactive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Kelsyn Donel Seven Rooks, Sr., Erik Geldbach, Mark Wilmoth, Shane M. Smith, Eric Lumbirt
  • Patent number: 8290144
    Abstract: A communications device including power collection unit and a communications unit. The power collection unit may be configured to collect a portion of power being delivered to the communications unit to enable communications. The power collection unit may be separable from the communications unit. The power collection unit may include a battery. Additionally, the power collection unit may include a light source, such as one or more LEDs, and be configured in a flashlight configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Shane M. Smith, Erik Geldbach, Kelsyn Donel Seven Rooks, Sr., Mark Wilmoth, Myron Balthazor
  • Patent number: 8041299
    Abstract: In order to enable several wearable devices to communicate with several communication devices over a range of types of networks simultaneously, the illustrative embodiments provide a communication base system and method of using that communication base system. The communication base system includes several network-side transceivers in which each transceiver is configured to communicate with a communication device, a set of user-side transceivers in which each transceiver is configured to communicate with a headset, and a communication path to provide communications between a network-side adapter and a user-side adapter. A processing unit coupled to the communication path is configured to process instructions, where the instructions enable communication between the headset and the communication device without the headset being associated with the communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Embarq Holdings Company, LLC
    Inventors: Erik Geldbach, Kelsyn Donel Rooks, Sr., Shane M. Smith, Mark Wilmoth