Patents by Inventor James Laurence Taylor

James Laurence Taylor 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: 10491411
    Abstract: Techniques for limiting forwarding of multicast communications are described herein. For example, the techniques intelligently forward data along paths of a network where members of a multicast group are located. As such, nodes that do not lead to members of the multicast group may be pruned from distribution of the data. This reduces network communications, ultimately conserving processing, communication, and/or battery resources of the nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Itron, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerome Bartier, James Laurence Taylor, Viet-Hung Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20190342640
    Abstract: Techniques for discovering a device in a wireless network are described herein. For example, a first device may send a network discovery solicitation message to a second device to solicit a communication relationship (e.g., request connection to a parent). The network discovery solicitation may include one or more information elements that indicate a channel function associated with the first device and a listening window during which the first device will be listening for communications. The second device may use the channel function to frequency hop and send a network discovery message to the first device during the listening window. The network discovery message may include one or more information elements to establish a sampled schedule for the first device moving forward.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Jerome Bartier, Keith Barnes, James Laurence Taylor, Thomas Uhling, Fabrice Monier
  • Patent number: 10419231
    Abstract: Techniques for bridging communication between multiple networks to facilitate distribution of multicast data are described herein. For example, the techniques may identify a particular node that is able to communicate with each network and instruct the particular node to act as a bridge between the networks. The particular node may forward data from either network to the other network. This may allow data for a multicast group to be distributed to members of the multicast group that are located in separate networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Itron, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerome Bartier, James Laurence Taylor, Viet-Hung Nguyen, Hartman Van Wyk
  • Patent number: 10362374
    Abstract: Techniques for discovering a device in a wireless network are described herein. For example, a first device may send a network discovery solicitation message to a second device to solicit a communication relationship (e.g., request connection to a parent). The network discovery solicitation may include one or more information elements that indicate a channel function associated with the first device and a listening window during which the first device will be listening for communications. The second device may use the channel function to frequency hop and send a network discovery message to the first device during the listening window. The network discovery message may include one or more information elements to establish a sampled schedule for the first device moving forward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Itron, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerome Bartier, James Laurence Taylor, Keith Barnes, Thomas Uhling, Fabrice Monier
  • Publication number: 20190165962
    Abstract: Techniques for bridging communication between multiple networks to facilitate distribution of multicast data are described herein. For example, a node that is able to communicate with its network and an adjacent network may send a subscription message indicating that the node is a member of a multicast group. The subscription message may be forwarded up both networks. The node may then forward, between the networks, data that is destined for members of the multicast group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Jerome Bartier, James Laurence Taylor, Viet-Hung Nguyen, Hartman Van Wyk
  • Publication number: 20190165964
    Abstract: Techniques for limiting forwarding of multicast communications are described herein. For example, the techniques intelligently forward data along paths of a network where members of a multicast group are located. As such, nodes that do not lead to members of the multicast group may be pruned from distribution of the data. This reduces network communications, ultimately conserving processing, communication, and/or battery resources of the nodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Jerome Bartier, James Laurence Taylor, Viet-Hung Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20190165961
    Abstract: Techniques for bridging communication between multiple networks to facilitate distribution of multicast data are described herein. For example, the techniques may identify a particular node that is able to communicate with each network and instruct the particular node to act as a bridge between the networks. The particular node may forward data from either network to the other network. This may allow data for a multicast group to be distributed to members of the multicast group that are located in separate networks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Jerome Bartier, James Laurence Taylor, Viet-Hung Nguyen, Hartman Van Wyk
  • Patent number: 10244532
    Abstract: Techniques for communicating channel data regarding a channel plan are described herein. For example, a device may communicate a channel information element that includes a tag indicating a first operating context to which to apply channel data regarding a channel plan. The channel information element may also include a reference tag to indicate whether the channel data is contained in the channel information element or has been previously received and/or to identify a second operating context associated with previously received channel data. If the reference tag indicates that the channel data is contained in the channel information element, the channel data may be extracted from the channel information element and applied to the first operating context. If the reference tag indicates that the channel data has been previously received, the previously received channel data may be accessed and applied to the first operating context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Itron, Inc.
    Inventors: James Laurence Taylor, Jerome Bartier, Keith Barnes, Thomas Uhling
  • Patent number: 10063943
    Abstract: Techniques for communicating schedule data regarding a schedule are described herein. For example, a device may communicate a schedule information element that includes a tag indicating a first operating context to which to apply schedule data regarding a schedule. The schedule information element may also include a reference tag to indicate whether the schedule data is contained in the schedule information element or has been previously received and/or to identify a second operating context associated with previously received schedule data. If the reference tag indicates that the schedule data is contained in the schedule information element, the schedule data may be extracted from the schedule information element and applied to the first operating context. If the reference tag indicates that the schedule data has been previously received, the previously received schedule data may be accessed and applied to the first operating context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Itron, Inc.
    Inventors: James Laurence Taylor, Jerome Bartier, Keith Barnes, Thomas Uhling
  • Publication number: 20180124479
    Abstract: Techniques for communicating schedule data regarding a schedule are described herein. For example, a device may communicate a schedule information element that includes a tag indicating a first operating context to which to apply schedule data regarding a schedule. The schedule information element may also include a reference tag to indicate whether the schedule data is contained in the schedule information element or has been previously received and/or to identify a second operating context associated with previously received schedule data. If the reference tag indicates that the schedule data is contained in the schedule information element, the schedule data may be extracted from the schedule information element and applied to the first operating context. If the reference tag indicates that the schedule data has been previously received, the previously received schedule data may be accessed and applied to the first operating context.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: James Laurence Taylor, Jerome Bartier, Keith Barnes, Thomas Uhling
  • Publication number: 20180124589
    Abstract: Techniques for discovering a device in a wireless network are described herein. For example, a first device may send a network discovery solicitation message to a second device to solicit a communication relationship (e.g., request connection to a parent). The network discovery solicitation may include one or more information elements that indicate a channel function associated with the first device and a listening window during which the first device will be listening for communications. The second device may use the channel function to frequency hop and send a network discovery message to the first device during the listening window. The network discovery message may include one or more information elements to establish a sampled schedule for the first device moving forward.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Jerome Bartier, James Laurence Taylor, Keith Barnes, Thomas Uhling, Fabrice Monier
  • Publication number: 20180124785
    Abstract: Techniques for communicating channel data regarding a channel plan are described herein. For example, a device may communicate a channel information element that includes a tag indicating a first operating context to which to apply channel data regarding a channel plan. The channel information element may also include a reference tag to indicate whether the channel data is contained in the channel information element or has been previously received and/or to identify a second operating context associated with previously received channel data. If the reference tag indicates that the channel data is contained in the channel information element, the channel data may be extracted from the channel information element and applied to the first operating context. If the reference tag indicates that the channel data has been previously received, the previously received channel data may be accessed and applied to the first operating context.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: James Laurence Taylor, Jerome Bartier, Keith Barnes, Thomas Uhling
  • Patent number: 8199635
    Abstract: A sensor network having a first command center and a first access node, comprising a wireless transceiver, coupled to the command center. The sensor network may also include a plurality of nodes individually comprising a wireless transceiver and a directional antenna, wherein each of the plurality of nodes is successively located in a downlink direction relative to the first access node, and is configured to wirelessly communicate via the directional antenna with at least one node of a first neighbor group in a first direction and at least one node of a second neighbor group in a second direction. In addition, a sensor device is individually coupled to at least one of the nodes, and is configured to provide sensor data for the first command center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: General Atomics
    Inventors: James Laurence Taylor, Venkatagopal Racherla, Jaya L. Jeyaseelan, Naiel K. Askar, Michael D. Perry, David S. Furuno
  • Patent number: 7764655
    Abstract: A communications network comprises two or more cell sites for communication with wireless terminals. At least one of the cell sites has multiple receive antennas. A central site has one or more interface controllers and a switch system through which the controllers are connected to the cell sites. For each controller in communication with a wireless terminal, a cell site is selected for reception of signals from the terminal, and for each selected cell site having more than one receive antenna, an antenna within the site is selected for reception from the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: NEXTG Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter David Ransome, James Laurence Taylor, Peter Paul Smyth
  • Patent number: 7751426
    Abstract: Token passing data transfer mechanism for reservation based protocols is provided. In some embodiments, a token passing data transfer mechanism for reservation based protocols includes sharing a reservation between a first device and a second device including transmitting a zone activity frame from the first device to the second device to modify the default allocation of the reservation blocks between the first device and the second device, in which the zone activity frame includes a first bit mask indicating which zone reservation blocks the first device requests for transmitting data to the second device during a plurality of zones of the superframe, in which a zone reservation block includes a plurality of contiguous reserved slots within a zone, and the second reservation includes a plurality of zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Staccato Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Hillyard, James Laurence Taylor
  • Publication number: 20100039933
    Abstract: A sensor network having a first command center and a first access node, comprising a wireless transceiver, coupled to the command center. The sensor network may also include a plurality of nodes individually comprising a wireless transceiver and a directional antenna, wherein each of the plurality of nodes is successively located in a downlink direction relative to the first access node, and is configured to wirelessly communicate via the directional antenna with at least one node of a first neighbor group in a first direction and at least one node of a second neighbor group in a second direction. In addition, a sensor device is individually coupled to at least one of the nodes, and is configured to provide sensor data for the first command center.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2008
    Publication date: February 18, 2010
    Applicant: General Atomics
    Inventors: James Laurence Taylor, Venkatagopal Racherla, Jaya L. Jeyaseelan, Naiel K. Askar, Michael D. Perry, David S. Furuno
  • Patent number: 7589627
    Abstract: Detecting a wireless device is disclosed. A situation in a wireless medium is created for the wireless device to transmit. A transmission of the wireless device is received. The wireless device is detected based at least in part on information associated with the received transmission of the wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Assignee: Staccato Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Michael Carbone, Timothy Leo Gallagher, Nishant Kumar, James Laurence Taylor
  • Publication number: 20090080456
    Abstract: Establishing communication between a first device and a second device participating in a reservation based communication protocol over a communication network and sharing the reservation to allow for data to be transmitted from both devices during the reservation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2008
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Inventors: Jason Hillyard, James Laurence Taylor
  • Publication number: 20080268779
    Abstract: A victim wireless device is detected by obtaining a set of wireless bands and a set of time periods. During a given time period a subset of wireless bands corresponding to that time period is vacant and a remaining subset of wireless bands is used to exchange data. During each of the time periods in the set of time periods: a signal, if any, is received; in the event a signal is received, the subset of vacant wireless bands corresponding to that time period is recorded; and after the set of time periods ends, it is determined whether there is a victim wireless device based at least in part on the number of vacant wireless bands recorded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Inventors: Sandeep Rajpal, Siddharth Shetty, Gaetano Roberto Aiello, Timothy Leo Gallagher, Nishant Kumar, Nicholas Michael Carbone, James Laurence Taylor