Patents by Inventor James A. Reeds, III

James A. Reeds, III 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: 10743051
    Abstract: In accordance with one configuration, a server resource forwards map information to a client device. The map information maps a respective title of available content to a corresponding network address from which the respective title of available content is assigned to be retrievable from a server resource. In response to receiving a content request directed from the client device to the corresponding network address of the server resource: the server resource tunes to a corresponding channel to obtain and buffer requested content as specified by the content request and delivers the buffered requested content to the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Thomas H. Reed, Eric D. Hybertson, Edward P. Galt, III, Edmund Knufinke, Robert D. Taylor, Milash James
  • Patent number: 10320662
    Abstract: The centralized resource routing and distribution improves upon the routing of interactions and distribution of resources for interactions between users and operator entities. A centralized gateway is provided through which interactions may be routed and resources distributed using one or more substitute interfaces. The one or more substitute interfaces may mimic interfaces of the operator, or otherwise provide a universal interface for use of multiple resource pools for the interactions. Use of the gateway and substitute interfaces increases processing capacity, reduces memory requirements, and/or improves processing time for both the operator entities and the organization entities since it provides for centralized routing and distribution for multiple operator entities without the operator entities having to store and/or process user information or the interactions associated therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Anand Ahuja, Alfred James Reed, Joe Nathan Lamar, III, Ayeesha Sachedina
  • Publication number: 20190158390
    Abstract: The centralized resource routing and distribution improves upon the routing of interactions and distribution of resources for interactions between users and operator entities. A centralized gateway is provided through which interactions may be routed and resources distributed using one or more substitute interfaces. The one or more substitute interfaces may mimic interfaces of the operator, or otherwise provide a universal interface for use of multiple resource pools for the interactions. Use of the gateway and substitute interfaces increases processing capacity, reduces memory requirements, and/or improves processing time for both the operator entities and the organization entities since it provides for centralized routing and distribution for multiple operator entities without the operator entities having to store and/or process user information or the interactions associated therewith.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Anand Ahuja, Alfred James Reed, Joe Nathan Lamar, III, Ayeesha Sachedina
  • Patent number: 5966450
    Abstract: Frames of data are encrypted by combining each of the frames with a mask that varies from frame to frame. The mask is obtained by using a frame counter as the seed for a pseudo random number generator, generating n pseudo random numbers, where n is the number of bytes to be encrypted in each frame, and concatenating the most significant bytes of each of the n pseudo random numbers to form the mask. The encrypted frames are transmitted, received and decrypted by combining them with the mask, which is independently generated at the receiver. The frame counter is aperiodically reset to a new initial value that is a substantially random number with respect to a previous initial value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1999
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies
    Inventors: Mark J. Hosford, James A. Reeds, III
  • Patent number: 5227788
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for compressing and expanding discrete signals is disclosed which comprises two compression methods which interact synergistically. Illustratively, a minimum-redundancy Huffman code, which partially represents a compressed signal, is used in conjunction with a uniquely decodable code which comprises two components. The first component represents its own length, the length of the second component and partially represents the compressed signal and the second component partially represents the compressed signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1993
    Assignee: AT&T Bell Laboratories
    Inventors: James D. Johnston, James A. Reeds, III
  • Patent number: 5204902
    Abstract: A secure cellular telephony arrangement where the mobile unit maintains a secret that is assigned to it by the service provider, and which is known to the provider (home cellular geographic service are--CGSA) but not to any other base station. A shared secret datum is generated by the home CGSA with the aid of the secret and some other data. That data is transmitted to the mobile unit to enable it to also generate the shared secret datum. A mobile unit wishing to communicate with a base station creates an authentication string with the aid of the shared secret datum and sends it and the unit's identity to the base station. A base station which does not have the shared secret datum is unable to immediately authenticate the mobile unit. It therefore contacts the home CGSA, receives the shared secret datum and the other data, and proceeds to authenticate the mobile unit's authentication string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 1991
    Date of Patent: April 20, 1993
    Assignee: AT&T Bell Laboratories
    Inventors: James A. Reeds, III, Philip A. Treventi, I-Hsiang Yu
  • Patent number: 5172414
    Abstract: A protocol for authenticating a mobile customer unit to a service provider where signaling messages are encrypted and where voice communications can be encrypted. A service provider assigns to each mobile customer unit a unique "secret", along with other information such as a telephone number. At the pleasure of the service provider, a directive is sent to the mobile customer unit to create a shared secret datum based on the secret. The shared secret datum is created with the aid of a bit string that is sent for thatpurpose by the provider. A portion of the created shared secret datum is used for encrypting speech and the same or other portion of the created shared secret datum is used as an input to a process for creating a second encryption key. That key is employed in the mobile customer unit to encode those of the control signals generated by the mobile customer until that affect the nature of the call in progress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 15, 1992
    Assignee: AT&T Bell Laboratories
    Inventors: James A. Reeds, III, Philip A. Treventi
  • Patent number: 5159634
    Abstract: A relatively secure, self-inverting, symmetric key cryptosystem designed for efficient implementation on an 8-bit microcomputer. The cryptosystem is especially well suited use in cellular telephony. The method of encryption is comprised of three stages: 1) an autokeyed encryption, 2) the use of a one-time pad encryption where the key is derived from a portion of the message as encrypted by the first stage, and 3) a second autokeyed decryption that is the inverse of the first.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1992
    Assignee: AT&T Bell Laboratories
    Inventor: James A. Reeds, III
  • Patent number: 5153919
    Abstract: A protocol for authenticating a cellular telephone to a service provider for the purpose of preventing the piracy of cellular services. A service provider assigns a unique "secret", along with other information such as a telephone number, to each cellular telephone when the telephone service is established with the service provider. Each base station of a service provider continuously broadcasts a periodically changing random number to all of the cellular telephones within the base station's jurisdiction. When a cellular telephone first enters the jurisdiction of a base station, it registers itself with the base station by concatenating a secret password and the most recently broadcast random number, along with other information, and passing the concatenated information to a hash function. The cellular telephone then sends the output of the hash function, along with other identifying information to the service provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1992
    Assignee: AT&T Bell Laboratories
    Inventors: James A. Reeds, III, Philip A. Treventi