Patents by Inventor Frederic A. Beckley

Frederic A. Beckley 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: 9119063
    Abstract: A location sentry system is provided for use within a mobile device. The sentry system can be configured to detect unauthorized attempts to locate mobile devices by monitoring messages passed between the mobile device and the wireless network and/or messages passed between components of the mobile device, and determining that one or more of the messages is/are indicative of an attempt to locate the mobile device. In response to a determination that an unauthorized attempt has been detected, the location sentry can be configured to take one or more actions. For example, the location sentry system could prevent location information from being sent back to the wireless network and/or the location sentry system could cause incorrect information to be sent to the wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: TruePosition, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederic A. Beckley, Robert J. Anderson, Matthew L. Ward
  • Publication number: 20140059655
    Abstract: A location sentry system is provided for use within a mobile device. The sentry system can be configured to detect unauthorized attempts to locate mobile devices by monitoring messages passed between the mobile device and the wireless network and/or messages passed between components of the mobile device, and determining that one or more of the messages is/are indicative of an attempt to locate the mobile device. In response to a determination that an unauthorized attempt has been detected, the location sentry can be configured to take one or more actions. For example, the location sentry system could prevent location information from being sent back to the wireless network and/or the location sentry system could cause incorrect information to be sent to the wireless network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventors: Frederic A. Beckley, Robert J. Anderson, Matthew L. Ward
  • Patent number: 8627484
    Abstract: A location sentry system is provided for use within a mobile device. The sentry system can be configured to detect unauthorized attempts to locate mobile devices by monitoring messages passed between the mobile device and the wireless network and/or messages passed between components of the mobile device, and determining that one or more of the messages is/are indicative of an attempt to locate the mobile device. In response to a determination that an unauthorized attempt has been detected, the location sentry can be configured to take one or more actions. For example, the location sentry system could prevent location information from being sent back to the wireless network and/or the location sentry system could cause incorrect information to be sent to the wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: TruePosition, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederic A. Beckley, Robert J. Anderson, Matthew L. Ward
  • Publication number: 20120167207
    Abstract: A location sentry system is provided for use within a mobile device. The sentry system can be configured to detect unauthorized attempts to locate mobile devices by monitoring messages passed between the mobile device and the wireless network and/or messages passed between components of the mobile device, and determining that one or more of the messages is/are indicative of an attempt to locate the mobile device. In response to a determination that an unauthorized attempt has been detected, the location sentry can be configured to take one or more actions. For example, the location sentry system could prevent location information from being sent back to the wireless network and/or the location sentry system could cause incorrect information to be sent to the wireless network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: TRUEPOSITION, INC.
    Inventors: Frederic A. Beckley, Robert J. Anderson, Matthew L. Ward
  • Publication number: 20100222081
    Abstract: A mobile wireless device is configured to provide a location quality of service indicator (QoSI) indicative of the quality of a calculated location estimation for use by a location-based service. The QoSI may be calculated by the device itself or by a server, such as a location enabling server (LES). The QoSI may be used to represent the predicted location accuracy, availability, latency, precision, and/or yield.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Publication date: September 2, 2010
    Applicant: TruePosition, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew L. Ward, Frederic Beckley
  • Publication number: 20090005061
    Abstract: A mobile wireless device is configured to provide a location quality of service indicator (QoSI) indicative of the quality of a calculated location estimation for use by a location-based service. The QoSI may be calculated by the device itself or by a server, such as a location enabling server (LES). The QoSI may be used to represent the predicted location accuracy, availability, latency, precision, and/or yield.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2006
    Publication date: January 1, 2009
    Applicant: TruePosition, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew L. Ward, Frederic Beckley
  • Publication number: 20070155489
    Abstract: A Location Device Platform (LDP) Client 110 and LDP Server 220 enable location services for any physical item. In one mode, the item is or comprises wireless communications device (cell phone, PDA, etc.) configured for the purposes of wagering. Since wagering is controlled by local or state regulations, the location of legal wagering is typically confined to enclosed areas such as casinos, riverboats, parimutuel tracks, or assigned off-site locations. Use of the LPD capabilities allows for wagering to take place anywhere under the control of a regulatory body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2005
    Publication date: July 5, 2007
    Inventors: Frederic Beckley, Matthew Ward