Patents by Inventor James Hollister

James Hollister 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: 20200413417
    Abstract: Adaptive packet scheduling for interference mitigation is disclosed. Current spectral information can be compared to historical spectral information to determine a likelihood of a future interference event. Based on the furfure interference event, a data frame can be adapted to mitigate the effect of the future interference event on wireless communication. The interference event can be related to an unintentional interference source that can have distinct interference characteristics distinguishing it from an intentional interference source. Comparison can be facilitated by a data store storing historical interference information related to one or more historical interference events.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: James Gordon Beattie, JR., Haywood S. Peitzer, James Hollister
  • Publication number: 20200382964
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, segmenting an assigned spectrum into a lower portion, a middle portion, and an upper portion, establishing one or more full power wireless connections in the middle portion of the assigned spectrum, and establishing one or more reduced power wireless connections in the upper and lower portions of the assigned spectrum. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicants: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: James Gordon Beattie, JR., James Hollister
  • Patent number: 10805935
    Abstract: Adaptive packet scheduling for interference mitigation is disclosed. Current spectral information can be compared to historical spectral information to determine a likelihood of a future interference event. Based on the future interference event, a data frame can be adapted to mitigate the effect of the future interference event on wireless communication. The interference event can be related to an unintentional interference source that can have distinct interference characteristics distinguishing it from an intentional interference source. Comparison can be facilitated by a data store storing historical interference information related to one or more historical interference events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: James Gordon Beattie, Jr., Haywood S. Peitzer, James Hollister
  • Patent number: 10805226
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the disclosure, a resource management platform, system and method of communicating resource management information for smart energy and media resources is provided. A resource management platform can include an interface configured to communicate media management information and energy management information. The resource management platform also includes a processor configured to detect an incoming communication to alter an operating condition in response to receiving the media management information or the energy management information. The processor can further be configured to initiate an output of media content in response to detecting media management information, and initiate altering an operating status of a device in response to detecting the energy management information. The processor can also initiate storing at least a portion of the media content and the energy management information within a memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kevin R. Imes, James Hollister, John Cottrell, Jarod Addison, Xiyin Yao, Colby White
  • Publication number: 20200305658
    Abstract: An apparatus, product monitoring system, and a method of measuring an amount of product on a roller are provided. The method includes receiving a first position distance between a position sensor and an exterior edge of the roller. The method also includes comparing the first position distance with a predetermined position distance. The predetermined position distance defines the distance between the position sensor and the exterior edge of the roller at a specific amount of product left on the roller. The method further includes determining the amount of product left on the roller based on the comparison of the first position distance and the predetermined position distance. The method still further includes causing the transmission of a signal relating to the amount of product left on the roller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventor: Hunter James HOLLISTER
  • Patent number: 10785657
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, segmenting an assigned spectrum into a lower portion, a middle portion, and an upper portion, establishing one or more full power wireless connections in the middle portion of the assigned spectrum, and establishing one or more reduced power wireless connections in the upper and lower portions of the assigned spectrum. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: James Gordon Beattie, Jr., James Hollister
  • Patent number: 10638288
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for a device identification message embedded in a packetized communication. A computing device can create a device identification message based on identification information associated with the computing device. The computing device can encode the device identification message using a compact code to generate an encoded device identification message including a plurality of elements associated with the compact code. The computing device can fragment the encoded device identification message into the plurality of elements and add a respective element to each of a plurality of packetized communications of the computing device. The computing device can send the packetized communications, which can be received by a device and used by the device to mitigate interference caused by the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: James Gordon Beattie, Jr., James Hollister
  • Patent number: 10613556
    Abstract: A temperature controlling apparatus includes a display configured to present an operating condition of the apparatus, and a communication module configured to communicate with at least one mobile device associated with the apparatus. The apparatus includes a processor in communication with a proximity detection module configured to determine a location of the at least one mobile device relative to the apparatus based on data received and initiate implementation of a home mode or an away mode of the apparatus in response to the determined location of the mobile device. The processor configured to initiate implementation of the away mode of the apparatus in response to a manual input received from a graphical user interface of the at least one mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kevin R. Imes, James Hollister, John F. Cottrell
  • Publication number: 20200103130
    Abstract: A temperature controlling apparatus includes a display configured to present an operating condition of the apparatus, and a communication module configured to communicate with at least one mobile device associated with the apparatus. The apparatus includes a processor in communication with a proximity detection module configured to determine a location of the at least one mobile device relative to the apparatus based on data received and initiate implementation of a home mode or an away mode of the apparatus in response to the determined location of the mobile device. The processor configured to initiate implementation of the away mode of the apparatus in response to a manual input received from a graphical user interface of the at least one mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kevin R. Imes, James Hollister, John F. Cottrell
  • Patent number: 10551861
    Abstract: A gateway includes a processor operable to manage energy use at a site. The processor is configured to receive network device data from a long range communication network, wherein the network device data is initiated from at least one of a mobile device or a cloud service to alter an operating condition of a network device located at a site. The processor is also configured to detect an availability of the network device connected to a second network configured as a local network, and format the network device data to a message bus format configured to be output to a communication device configured to access the second network. The processor is further configured to receive response data from the network device formatted to be communicated using the second network, and translate the received response data to another format capable of being output over the long range communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kevin R. Imes, James Hollister
  • Publication number: 20190349944
    Abstract: Adaptive packet scheduling for interference mitigation is disclosed. Current spectral information can be compared to historical spectral information to determine a likelihood of a future interference event. Based on the furfure interference event, a data frame can be adapted to mitigate the effect of the future interference event on wireless communication. The interference event can be related to an unintentional interference source that can have distinct interference characteristics distinguishing it from an intentional interference source. Comparison can be facilitated by a data store storing historical interference information related to one or more historical interference events.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: James Gordon Beattie,, JR., Haywood S. Peitzer, James Hollister
  • Publication number: 20190349104
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, segmenting an assigned spectrum into a lower portion, a middle portion, and an upper portion, establishing one or more full power wireless connections in the middle portion of the assigned spectrum, and establishing one or more reduced power wireless connections in the upper and lower portions of the assigned spectrum. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicants: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: James Gordon Beattie, JR., James Hollister
  • Patent number: 10462752
    Abstract: The described technology is generally directed towards transmitting content in a guard band (marginal/edge) spectrum, in which the power level corresponds to a frequency associated with the transmission. One or more criteria such as a desired quality of service level of the content to transmit, measured noise data and so on are used to select a guard band frequency/power level for the transmission. The content transmission within this spectrum, at a lower downlink sector power level that protects adjacent channel users, allows delivery of multicast/broadcast content to a broad population of devices in an area, for example, and frees up primary carrier channels for other communications such as voice and high speed data communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: James Gordon Beattie, Jr., James Hollister
  • Patent number: 10444781
    Abstract: A wireless thermostat includes a display configured to present an operating condition of the wireless thermostat and an adjustment selector to allow for manual adjustment of the operating condition. The wireless thermostat includes a communication module configured to communicate with at least one mobile device and allow for remote adjustment of the operating condition. The wireless thermostat includes a sensor for detecting a presence in proximity to the thermostat of at least one user and generating a presence signal in response to the detected user presence. The wireless thermostat includes a processor configured to implement changes in the operating condition in response to the manual adjustment at the selector and the remote adjustment at the mobile device. The processor also communicates with the sensor to receive the presence signal and transition the display between an awake state and a sleep state in response to the presence signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kevin R. Imes, James Hollister
  • Patent number: 10416698
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the disclosure, a controller is disposed at a site and includes a communication device capable of establishing a WIFI network to communicate with a mobile device. The controller is further configured to detect the mobile device establishing or losing a WIFI connection with a WIFI network, alter an operating condition at the site in response to detecting the mobile device establishing the WIFI connection and alter an operating condition at the site in response to detecting the mobile device losing the WIFI connection. A method of proximity control using a WIFI connection includes detecting a mobile device establishing or losing a WIFI connection with a WIFI network, altering an operating condition of a site in response to detecting the mobile device establishing the WIFI connection and altering an operating condition of the site in response to detecting the mobile device losing the WIFI connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kevin R. Imes, James Hollister
  • Patent number: 10320082
    Abstract: A high directivity slot antenna is presented herein. A method can include receiving, through an aperture of an antenna, a first electromagnetic signal away from a direct path from a source of the first electromagnetic signal to an electrical element of the antenna—the aperture corresponding to a first opening of a central chamber included between portions of radio frequency absorbent material, and the electrical element corresponding to a second opening of the central chamber. Further, the method can include absorbing the first electromagnetic signal into a first portion of the portions of radio frequency absorbent material—the first portion comprising a baffle that is adjacent to a first segment of the radio frequency absorbent material, and the baffle comprising a metallic element that alters a radio frequency propagation of the first electromagnetic signal from the central chamber into the radio frequency absorbent material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignees: AT&T MOBILITY II LLC, AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: James Hollister, James Gordon Beattie, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20190174427
    Abstract: The described technology is generally directed towards transmitting content in a guard band (marginal/edge) spectrum, in which the power level corresponds to a frequency associated with the transmission. One or more criteria such as a desired quality of service level of the content to transmit, measured noise data and so on are used to select a guard band frequency/power level for the transmission. The content transmission within this spectrum, at a lower downlink sector power level that protects adjacent channel users, allows delivery of multicast/broadcast content to a broad population of devices in an area, for example, and frees up primary carrier channels for other communications such as voice and high speed data communications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: James Gordon Beattie, JR., James Hollister
  • Patent number: 10310532
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the disclosure, a processor is configured to detect a location of a mobile device associated with a site and detect at least one geofence operably associated with the site. The processor is further configured to detect a manual input condition provided at a network device disposed at the site, detect the mobile device being disposed away from the site based on the location of the mobile device relative to the at least one geofence, and initiate a text message to the mobile device indicating the manual input condition in response to the mobile device being disposed away from the site. The processor is further configured to detect an altered operating condition received from the mobile device in response to the text message, and alter the manual input condition of the network device at the site using the altered operating condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kevin R. Imes, James Hollister
  • Patent number: 10250520
    Abstract: A system for managing a customer engagement portal associated with a site includes a media manager associated with the site and at least one network device associated with the site. The network device and the media manager are in communication to wirelessly transfer streams of media. The network device is configured to output streams of media. The site also has a mobile device associated therewith that is configured to initiate a change in an operating condition of the at least one network device for a location remote from the site. The network device is configured to output the streams of media simultaneously with the operating condition of the network deceive being changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kevin R. Imes, James Hollister, Jarod Addison
  • Patent number: 10135628
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the disclosure, a system, device and apparatus for coordinating environments using networked devises and remote sensory based information is provided. The system can include an intelligent remote sensor configured to communicate sensory-based information to a network device and a mobile device. The system also includes an environment coordinator configured to communicate with the intelligent remote sensor to initiate coordinating operating conditions of the network device at a site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kevin R. Imes, James Hollister, John Cottrell