Patents by Inventor James A. Proctor, Jr.

James A. Proctor, Jr. 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: 20190388229
    Abstract: A device provides a variety of fracture fixation options should a fracture occur after total hip arthroplasty or total knee arthroplasty, and provides associated methods and apparatus for application of provided fixation. The ability to pre-engineer fracture fixation contingent solutions into femoral or tibial components provides for a distinct clinical advantage in the planning and execution for periprosthetic fracture fixation. Said methods and apparatus include targeting devices which allow for intimate association of fixed angle locking screws in pre-drilled holes in an existing prosthetic, femoral nail, or other components including additional fixation components. Such apparatus and methods further include the use of alignment devices and other components to allow for ease of repair of fractures utilizing the pre-engineered solutions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel Nick Segina, James A. Proctor, JR., James Arthur Proctor, III
  • Publication number: 20190318389
    Abstract: A system, methods, and apparatuses are provided for valuation and exchange of stored value assets, information of value, and the transfer of value to or among individuals. The exchanged assets may be of a similar nature, e.g., music files exchanged for other music files, and exchange or trade of information such as rewards value or a restaurant coupon. The exchanged assets may also be other dissimilar assets exchanged between individuals and/or entities. The exchange may be initiated in numerous ways such as after completing a review, exchanging or trading a gift card, a prepaid card, a reward card, a coupon, a ticket, a pass, and/or the like when in proximity to a specific location or a location of some type or category, and/or exchanging or trading of other assets between individuals based on one or more constraints such as time, location, need, desire for the assets, and/or proximity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: James A. Proctor, JR., James Arthur Proctor, III, Maria Elena Triploi
  • Publication number: 20190289606
    Abstract: Enhancement of wireless Channel Order and rank (ECHO) systems and ECHO repeater devices for enhancement of a wireless propagation channel for point to point or point to multipoint radio configurations are disclosed. The enhancement may be used for MIMO communications channels. Aspects support a richer multipath environment to increase the rank of the channel propagation matrix and/or to increase the magnitude of the coefficients of the propagation matrix between two or more radios. Such enhancement is applicable to backhaul radios in terms of increased range or in the number of supportable information streams. The installation, provisioning, optimization, control, monitoring, and adaptation of such devices within a network of backhaul radios is also disclosed. Wireless links and control between IBR and ECHO devices, and between ECHO devices and other ECHO devices, are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: SKYLINE PARTNERS TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Kevin J. Negus, James A. Proctor, JR.
  • Patent number: 10390311
    Abstract: In a reverse link of a wireless CDMA communication system, a method of maintaining an idling mode connection between a field unit and a base transceiver station is provided using various techniques to maintain the idle mode connection at a reduced power level. A preferred embodiment computes a time slot or frame offset based on modulo function using a field unit identifier in order to distribute field unit maintenance transmissions among available slots or offsets. An alternate embodiment detects explicit signaling states changes at the physical layer and causes power target changes. A further embodiment transmits maintenance data during predetermined time intervals, coordinated between the field units and BTS, allowing power levels to be adjusted accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: IPR Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Proctor, Jr., George Rodney Nelson, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20190246402
    Abstract: A hybrid band intelligent backhaul radio (HB-IBR) is disclosed that is a combination of two radios operating in different bands. Embodiments include a dual radio configuration wherein a first radio operates in a non-line of sight (NLOS) radio link configuration and a second ancillary radio operates in a near line of sight or line of sight configuration (n)LOS. For example, the HB-IBR may have an Intelligent Backhaul Radio (IBR) operating in the non-line of sight mode of operation within the 5.8 GHz unlicensed band, and have an ancillary radio link operating in the FCC part 101 E band of operation at 60 GHz. A common medium access control (MAC) block may be utilized between the dual radios.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: SKYLINE PARTNERS TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Kevin J. NEGUS, James A. PROCTOR, JR.
  • Publication number: 20190240384
    Abstract: A removable second stage biocompatible substrate filter including biocompatible implant material configured to trap second stage operative particulate matter, wherein the removable second stage biocompatible substrate filter is configured to combine with first stage operative particulate matter captured from irrigation fluid by a first stage filter, defining a combined product and the removable second stage biocompatible substrate filter is configured to be removable from a filter device container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: Genesis Medical Devices, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Nick Segina, James A. Proctor, JR.
  • Patent number: 10357370
    Abstract: The present invention provides for a variety of fracture fixation options should a fracture occur after total hip arthroplasty or total knee arthroplasty, and provides associated methods and apparatus for application of provided fixation. The ability to pre-engineer fracture fixation contingent solutions into femoral or tibial components provides for a distinct clinical advantage in the planning and execution for periprosthetic fracture fixation. Said methods and apparatus include targeting devices which allow for intimate association of fixed angle locking screws in pre-drilled holes in an existing prosthetic, femoral nail, or other components including additional fixation components. Use of pre-engineered fracture fixation contingent solutions into femoral or tibial components provides for a distinct clinical advantage in the planning and execution for periprosthetic fracture fixation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Genesis Medical Devices LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Nick Segina, James A. Proctor, Jr., James Arthur Proctor, III
  • Patent number: 10356782
    Abstract: Enhancement of wireless Channel Order and rank (ECHO) systems and ECHO repeater devices for enhancement of a wireless propagation channel for point to point or point to multipoint radio configurations are disclosed. The enhancement may be used for MIMO communications channels. Aspects support a richer multipath environment to increase the rank of the channel propagation matrix and/or to increase the magnitude of the coefficients of the propagation matrix between two or more radios. Such enhancement is applicable to backhaul radios in terms of increased range or in the number of supportable information streams. The installation, provisioning, optimization, control, monitoring, and adaptation of such devices within a network of backhaul radios is also disclosed. Wireless links and control between IBR and ECHO devices, and between ECHO devices and other ECHO devices, are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: SKYLINE PARTNERS TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Kevin J. Negus, James A. Proctor, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20190190565
    Abstract: “Tiered” groups of devices (tiered service radios) and/or licenses associated with the devices or users so as to provide a hieratical set of interference protection mechanisms for members of each tier of service are disclosed. Point-to-point and point-to-multipoint data links for any communication application, including wireless backhaul applications, are also disclosed. Exemplary systems, devices, and methods disclosed herein allow for the efficient operation of such a tiered service. Interference protection among tiered service devices belonging to one or more tiers of the service, from other devices within the same tier of service, or devices of other tiers of service, is disclosed. Identification of other devices of the same or differing tiers of service, and interference mitigation between other tiered service devices based upon intercommunication between the devices, and/or via a central registry database, are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: SKYLINE PARTNERS TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Kevin J. NEGUS, James A. PROCTOR, JR.
  • Patent number: 10306635
    Abstract: A hybrid band intelligent backhaul radio (HB-IBR) is disclosed that is a combination of two radios operating in different bands. Embodiments include a dual radio configuration wherein a first radio operates in a non-line of sight (NLOS) radio link configuration and a second ancillary radio operates in a near line of sight or line of sight configuration (n)LOS. For example, the HB-IBR may have an Intelligent Backhaul Radio (IBR) operating in the non-line of sight mode of operation within the 5.8 GHz unlicensed band, and have an ancillary radio link operating in the FCC part 101 E band of operation at 60 GHz. A common medium access control (MAC) block may be utilized between the dual radios.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: SKYLINE PARTNERS TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Kevin J. Negus, James A. Proctor, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20190159045
    Abstract: A self-organizing backhaul radio (SOBR) and related arrangements are disclosed. A “primary” link between an first SOBR enabled radio and a second SOBR radio includes a secondary transmission link, referred to as a signature control channel (SCC), as a spread spectrum modulated signal embedded within and transmitted simultaneously with the primary link. The SCC transmissions from the first SOBR radio may be utilized by other SOBR enabled radios to determine an interference level to or from the first SOBR radio's primary link. The SCC transmission may be utilized to allow transmit beam forming between SOBR-enabled radios without damaging other friendly SOBR radios within the propagation distance of the transmitted signals based upon the detection of the SCC transmissions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: SKYLINE PARTNERS TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Kevin J. NEGUS, James A. PROCTOR, JR.
  • Patent number: 10284253
    Abstract: “Tiered” groups of devices (tiered service radios) and/or licenses associated with the devices or users so as to provide a hieratical set of interference protection mechanisms for members of each tier of service are disclosed. Point-to-point and point-to-multipoint data links for any communication application, including wireless backhaul applications, are also disclosed. Exemplary systems, devices, and methods disclosed herein allow for the efficient operation of such a tiered service. Interference protection among tiered service devices belonging to one or more tiers of the service, from other devices within the same tier of service, or devices of other tiers of service, is disclosed. Identification of other devices of the same or differing tiers of service, and interference mitigation between other tiered service devices based upon intercommunication between the devices, and/or via a central registry database, are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: SKYLINE PARTNERS TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Kevin J. Negus, James A. Proctor, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10237760
    Abstract: A self-organizing backhaul radio (SOBR) and related arrangements are disclosed. A “primary” link between an first SOBR enabled radio and a second SOBR radio includes a secondary transmission link, referred to as a signature control channel (SCC), as a spread spectrum modulated signal embedded within and transmitted simultaneously with the primary link. The SCC transmissions from the first SOBR radio may be utilized by other SOBR enabled radios to determine an interference level to or from the first SOBR radio's primary link. The SCC transmission may be utilized to allow transmit beam forming between SOBR-enabled radios without damaging other friendly SOBR radios within the propagation distance of the transmitted signals based upon the detection of the SCC transmissions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: SKYLINE PARTNERS TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Kevin J. Negus, James A. Proctor, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20190058958
    Abstract: An intelligent hub for interfacing with other devices and performing smart audio or video source selection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Inventors: James A. Proctor, JR., James Arthur Proctor, III
  • Patent number: 10211940
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for use with a shared access communication channel is disclosed. A wireless network device receives signals and recovers data from a first plurality of subscriber units and a second plurality of subscriber units in a time interval. Received signals from the first plurality of subscriber units are distinguishable by having unique pseudo noise (PN) sequence with respect to others of the first plurality of subscriber units. Received signals the second plurality of subscriber units are distinguishable by a unique orthogonal sequence with respect to others of the second plurality of subscriber units. Received signals are distinguished between the first and second plurality of subscriber units based on detection of an orthogonal sequence present only in the received signals from the second plurality of subscriber units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: IPR Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Proctor, Jr., Pertti O. Alapuranen
  • Patent number: 10204357
    Abstract: A system, methods, and apparatuses are provided for valuation and exchange of stored value assets, information of value, and the transfer of value to or among individuals. The exchanged assets may be of a similar nature, e.g., music files exchanged for other music files, and exchange or trade of information such as rewards value or a restaurant coupon. The exchanged assets may also be other dissimilar assets exchanged between individuals and/or entities. The exchange may be initiated in numerous ways such as after completing a review, exchanging or trading a gift card, a prepaid card, a reward card, a coupon, a ticket, a pass, and/or the like when in proximity to a specific location or a location of some type or category, and/or exchanging or trading of other assets between individuals based on one or more constraints such as time, location, need, desire for the assets, and/or proximity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Proctor Consulting LLC
    Inventors: James A. Proctor, Jr., Maria Elena Tripoli, James Arthur Proctor, III
  • Publication number: 20190045497
    Abstract: An intelligent backhaul system is disclosed for deployment in the presence of existing radio systems. A backhaul system for co-channel deployment with existing licensed and unlicensed wireless networks, including conventional cellular backhaul radios, Common Carrier Fixed Point-to-Point Microwave Service, Private Operational Fixed Point-to-Point Microwave Service and other FCC 47 C.F.R. § 101 licensed microwave networks is disclosed. Processing and network elements to manage and control the deployment and management of backhaul of radios that connect remote edge access networks to core networks in a geographic zone which co-exist with such existing systems or other sources of interference within a radio environment are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicant: SKYLINE PARTNERS TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Kevin J. NEGUS, James A. PROCTOR, JR.
  • Publication number: 20190013925
    Abstract: An intelligent backhaul radio is disclosed, which can operate by zero division duplexing for use in PTP or PMP topologies, providing for significant spectrum usage benefits among other benefits. Specific system architectures and structures to enable active cancellation of multiple transmit signals at multiple receivers within a MIMO radio are disclosed. Further disclosed aspects include the adaptive optimization of cancellation parameters or coefficients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: SKYLINE PARTNERS TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Kevin J. Negus, James A. Proctor, JR.
  • Publication number: 20190008647
    Abstract: A periprosthetic fracture repair solution that provides a variety of fracture fixation options should a fracture occur after total hip, knee, or especially a total shoulder arthroplasty, and provides associated methods and apparatus for application of provided fixation. The ability to pre-engineer fracture fixation contingent solutions into humeral components provides for a distinct clinical advantage in the planning and execution for periprosthetic fracture fixation. Said methods and apparatus include targeting devices which allow for intimate association of fixed angle locking screws in pre-drilled holes in an existing prosthetic or other components including additional fixation components. Such apparatus and methods further include the use of alignment devices and other components to allow for ease of repair of periprosthetic fractures utilizing the pre-engineered solutions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel Nick Segina, James A. Proctor, JR., James Arthur Proctor, III
  • Patent number: 10129888
    Abstract: An intelligent backhaul system is disclosed for deployment in the presence of existing radio systems. A backhaul system for co-channel deployment with existing licensed and unlicensed wireless networks, including conventional cellular backhaul radios, Common Carrier Fixed Point-to-Point Microwave Service, Private Operational Fixed Point-to-Point Microwave Service and other FCC 47 C.F.R. § 101 licensed microwave networks is disclosed. Processing and network elements to manage and control the deployment and management of backhaul of radios that connect remote edge access networks to core networks in a geographic zone which co-exist with such existing systems or other sources of interference within a radio environment are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: SKYLINE PARTNERS TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Kevin J. Negus, James A. Proctor, Jr.