Patents by Inventor Gordon Hine

Gordon Hine 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: 9628521
    Abstract: A location application can be configured to detect a call to a particular telephone number. The location application can also be configured to receive a plurality of radio frequency (RF) signals provided through a plurality of different RF interfaces. Each of the RF interfaces can be configured to receive RF signals of different protocols. The location application can also be configured to determine an identifier (ID) for a source of each of the RF signals. At least two of the RF signals can be of different protocols. The location application can also be configured to insert the ID for the sources of each of the RF signals into call signaling for the call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Telecommunication Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Yinjun Zhu, Judy Tran Ocondi, Gordon Hines
  • Patent number: 9602968
    Abstract: Dynamic and current information is provided regarding a wireless device's entry into or exit from a geographically defined “watched” area. An area watcher application monitors preconfigured wireless devices entry/exit into preconfigured watched areas. The watched areas may watch for any/all subscribers, or for select, preconfigured subscribers listed in an appropriate table or database. Provision of location information is triggered by a wireless subscriber's entry, exit or changing between designated ‘watched’ areas or locations. Continuous polling may be used, or the mobile device itself or network element may be triggered to push its own location upon notification of its entry into or out of watched areas from an area watcher. A third party may be notified when a wireless user enters an area surrounding their retail store, and be sent a message such as “sale inside”, or “Your rentals are overdue”, on their wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Telecommunication Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Gordon Hines, Mario G. Tapia, Will Cousins
  • Patent number: 9602967
    Abstract: The number of messages required in networks where both location and presence services are deployed may be reduced, by retrieving presence data from messages otherwise intended to provide only location information. Thus, information determined in a location service scheme is utilized to provide a presence service as well. A location server requests mobile subscriber (MS) information from a Core Network (CN) Node (i.e. HLR, MSC, etc.) that can be used in determining the Location of the MS. A single message aggregates retrieval of information for two services, specifically, for both location and presence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Telecommunication Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Gordon Hines, Mario G. Tapia, Will Cousins, Patrick Carey
  • Patent number: 9584661
    Abstract: An emergency services key (e.g., ESQK or ESRK) is guaranteed to be available from a limited size ESQK pool. A plurality of ESQKs are grouped into a pool of emergency service keys “ESQK Pool ID”, each including anywhere from 1 to N number of ESQKs. Each ESQK preferably has a “Timestamp”, information relating to the specific emergency E911 call (“Call Data ID”), a guard timer, and an optional hold timer. The ESQK having a Call Data ID=“NULL”, and having the oldest Timestamp, is chosen for selection. If no such ESQK has both Call Data ID=NULL and the oldest Timestamp is found, then the ESQK with merely the oldest Timestamp is selected. The timestamp is reset to a current time plus a guard timer, or hold timer if desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Telecommunication Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerhard Geldenbott, Yinjun Zhu, John Gordon Hines, Victor Burton
  • Publication number: 20160316327
    Abstract: The number of messages required in networks where both location and presence services are deployed may be reduced, by retrieving presence data from messages otherwise intended to provide only location information. Thus, information determined in a location service scheme is utilized to provide a presence service as well. A location server requests mobile subscriber (MS) information from a Core Network (CN) Node (i.e. HLR, MSC, etc.) that can be used in determining the Location of the MS. A single message aggregates retrieval of information for two services, specifically, for both location and presence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventors: GORDON HINES, MARIO G. TAPIA, WILL COUSINS, PATRICK CAREY
  • Patent number: 9420444
    Abstract: An emergency call (e.g., a 911 call, an alarm company call) forwarded by a telematics call center is routed over the switched PSTN to a Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) call server, where the switched call is converted to a session initiating protocol (SIP) packetized IP call for presentation to an emergency services gateway, which reconverts the call to TDM and connects to a selective router via dedicated circuits, gaining full access to the Enhanced 911 network. This provides a PSAP receiving a call from a telematics call center or other call center with all features available in an Enhanced 911 network, e.g., callback number of the 911 caller, and location of the 911 caller. Location of the caller is provided using a VoIP positioning center (VPC).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Telecommunication Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Dickinson, John Gordon Hines, Jonathan Croy
  • Patent number: 9398419
    Abstract: The number of messages required in networks where both location and presence services are deployed may be reduced, by retrieving presence data from messages otherwise intended to provide only location information. Thus, information determined in a location service scheme is utilized to provide a presence service as well. A location server requests mobile subscriber (MS) information from a Core Network (CN) Node (i.e. HLR, MSC, etc.) that can be used in determining the Location of the MS. A single message aggregates retrieval of information for two services, specifically, for both location and presence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Telecommunication Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Gordon Hines, Mario G. Tapia, Will Cousins, Patrick Carey
  • Publication number: 20160183312
    Abstract: An emergency call (e.g., a 911 call, an alarm company call) forwarded by a telematics call center is routed over the switched PSTN to a Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) call server, where the switched call is converted to a session initiating protocol (SIP) packetized IP call for presentation to an emergency services gateway, which reconverts the call to TDM and connects to a selective router via dedicated circuits, gaining full access to the Enhanced 911 network. This provides a PSAP receiving a call from a telematics call center or other call center with all features available in an Enhanced 911 network, e.g., callback number of the 911 caller, and location of the 911 caller. Location of the caller is provided using a VoIP positioning center (VPC).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventors: Richard Dickinson, John Gordon Hines, Jonathan Croy
  • Publication number: 20160057597
    Abstract: One example includes a method for initiating an audio emergency beacon. The method includes facilitating receipt of inputs on a wireless electronic device that correspond to a request for emergency services. The method also includes emitting the audio emergency beacon via an acoustic output device of the wireless electronic device in response to the inputs. The audio emergency beacon can have an audio frequency that is outside of a typical perceptible frequency range of human hearing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Applicant: TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: GORDON HINES
  • Publication number: 20160057613
    Abstract: A wireless beacon can be configured to operate in a stationary mode of operation. Profile data that uniquely identifies the wireless beacon can be broadcast in the stationary mode of operation. The wireless beacon can also be configured to detect that the wireless beacon has moved by a threshold displacement setting. The wireless beacon can further be configured to switch to a moving mode of operation in response to the detecting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Inventor: GORDON HINES
  • Publication number: 20160044065
    Abstract: A location application can be configured to detect a call to a particular telephone number. The location application can also be configured to receive a plurality of radio frequency (RF) signals provided through a plurality of different RF interfaces. Each of the RF interfaces can be configured to receive RF signals of different protocols. The location application can also be configured to determine an identifier (ID) for a source of each of the RF signals. At least two of the RF signals can be of different protocols. The location application can also be configured to insert the ID for the sources of each of the RF signals into call signaling for the call.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Applicant: TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: YINJUN ZHU, JUDY TRAN OCONDI, GORDON HINES
  • Publication number: 20150148079
    Abstract: The number of messages required in networks where both location and presence services are deployed may be reduced, by retrieving presence data from messages otherwise intended to provide only location information. Thus, information determined in a location service scheme is utilized to provide a presence service as well. A location server requests mobile subscriber (MS) information from a Core Network (CN) Node (i.e. HLR, MSC, etc.) that can be used in determining the Location of the MS. A single message aggregates retrieval of information for two services, specifically, for both location and presence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Gordon Hines, Mario G. Tapia, Will Cousins, Patrick Carey
  • Patent number: 8983048
    Abstract: The number of messages required in networks where both location and presence services are deployed may be reduced, by retrieving presence data from messages otherwise intended to provide only location information. Thus, information determined in a location service scheme is utilized to provide a presence service as well. A location server requests mobile subscriber (MS) information from a Core Network (CN) Node (i.e. HLR, MSC, etc.) that can be used in determining the Location of the MS. A single message aggregates retrieval of information for two services, specifically, for both location and presence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Gordon Hines, Mario G. Tapia, Will Cousins, Patrick Carey
  • Publication number: 20150029941
    Abstract: The use of the VoIP emergency network for routing wireless E911 calls to a designated PSAP. In this embodiment, a mobile positioning center (MPC) assigns an ESRK per existing prior art, but uses the invention to route the call to the PSAP via the VoIP server and an ESGW. This relieves wireless carriers of the obligation to install and maintain expensive dedicated SS7 or CAMA trunks from each MSC to each selective router in the areas served by that MSC. Instead, wireless 911 calls can be consolidated by ESGW vendors, maximizing the efficiency of the dedicated trunks to the selective router by sharing those trunks with multiple MSCs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Richard Dickinson, John Gordon Hines, Jonathan Croy
  • Publication number: 20150023477
    Abstract: An emergency services key (e.g., ESQK or ESRK) is guaranteed to be available from a limited size ESQK pool. A plurality of ESQKs are grouped into a pool of emergency service keys “ESQK Pool ID”, each including anywhere from 1 to N number of ESQKs. Each ESQK preferably has a “Timestamp”, information relating to the specific emergency E911 call (“Call Data ID”), a guard timer, and an optional hold timer. The ESQK having a Call Data ID=“NULL”, and having the oldest Timestamp, is chosen for selection. If no such ESQK has both Call Data ID=NULL and the oldest Timestamp is found, then the ESQK with merely the oldest Timestamp is selected. The timestamp is reset to a current time plus a guard timer, or hold timer if desired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Gerhard Geldenbott, Yinjun Zhu, John Gordon Hines, Victor Burton
  • Publication number: 20140370916
    Abstract: Dynamic and current information is provided regarding a wireless device's entry into or exit from a geographically defined “watched” area. An area watcher application monitors preconfigured wireless devices entry/exit into preconfigured watched areas. The watched areas may watch for any/all subscribers, or for select, preconfigured subscribers listed in an appropriate table or database. Provision of location information is triggered by a wireless subscriber's entry, exit or changing between designated ‘watched’ areas or locations. Continuous polling may be used, or the mobile device itself or network element may be triggered to push its own location upon notification of its entry into or out of watched areas from an area watcher. A third party may be notified when a wireless user enters an area surrounding their retail store, and be sent a message such as “sale inside”, or “Your rentals are overdue”, on their wireless device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: GORDON HINES, MARIO G. TAPIA, WILL COUSINS
  • Publication number: 20140364145
    Abstract: Dynamic and current information is provided regarding a wireless device's entry into or exit from a geographically defined “watched” area. An area watcher application monitors preconfigured wireless devices entry/exit into preconfigured watched areas. The watched areas may watch for any/all subscribers, or for select, preconfigured subscribers listed in an appropriate table or database. Provision of location information is triggered by a wireless subscriber's entry, exit or changing between designated ‘watched’ areas or locations. Continuous polling may be used, or the mobile device itself or network element may be triggered to push its own location upon notification of its entry into or out of watched areas from an area watcher. A third party may be notified when a wireless user enters an area surrounding their retail store, and be sent a message such as “sale inside”, or “Your rentals are overdue”, on their wireless device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: GORDON HINES, Mario G. Tapia, Will Cousins
  • Publication number: 20140364147
    Abstract: Dynamic and current information is provided regarding a wireless device's entry into or exit from a geographically defined “watched” area. An area watcher application monitors preconfigured wireless devices entry/exit into preconfigured watched areas. The watched areas may watch for any/all subscribers, or for select, preconfigured subscribers listed in an appropriate table or database. Provision of location information is triggered by a wireless subscriber's entry, exit or changing between designated ‘watched’ areas or locations. Continuous polling may be used, or the mobile device itself or network element may be triggered to push its own location upon notification of its entry into or out of watched areas from an area watcher. A third party may be notified when a wireless user enters an area surrounding their retail store, and be sent a message such as “sale inside”, or “Your rentals are overdue”, on their wireless device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: GORDON HINES, Mario G. Tapia, Will Cousins
  • Patent number: 8885796
    Abstract: An emergency services key (e.g., ESQK or ESRK) is guaranteed to be available from a limited size ESQK pool. A plurality of ESQKs are grouped into a pool of emergency service keys “ESQK Pool ID”, each including anywhere from 1 to N number of ESQKs. Each ESQK preferably has a “Timestamp”, information relating to the specific emergency E911 call (“Call Data ID”), a guard timer, and an optional hold timer. The ESQK having a Call Data ID=“NULL”, and having the oldest Timestamp, is chosen for selection. If no such ESQK has both Call Data ID=NULL and the oldest Timestamp is found, then the ESQK with merely the oldest Timestamp is selected. The timestamp is reset to a current time plus a guard timer, or hold timer if desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: TeleCommunications Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerhard Geldenbott, Yinjun Zhu, John Gordon Hines, Victor Burton
  • Publication number: 20140155020
    Abstract: A switched emergency call (e.g., a 911 call, an alarm company call) forwarded by a telematics call center is converted into a session initiation protocol (SIP) packetized phone call at the call center, and routed over an IP network, for presentation to an emergency services gateway, which connects to a selective router via dedicated circuits, gaining full access to the Enhanced 911 network. This provides a PSAP receiving a call from a telematics call center or other call center with all features available in an Enhanced 911 network, e.g., callback number of the 911 caller, and location of the 911 caller. Location of the caller is provided using a VoIP positioning center (VPC), queried from the call center. In this way, the switched emergency call is converted into a SIP packetized phone call and routed without further passage through the public switched telephone network (PSTN).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Dickinson, John Gordon Hines, Jonothan Croy