Patents by Inventor James Lavine

James Lavine 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: 10462627
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods, systems, and apparatuses to enable subscribers of mobile wireless communication devices to view, research, select and customize service plans; to create and manage device groups, share and set permission controls for service plans among devices in device groups; to manage communication services through graphical user interfaces; to sponsor and promote service plans; and to design, manage, and control communication services through application programming interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: HEADWATER RESEARCH LLC
    Inventors: Gregory G. Raleigh, Jose Tellado, Jeffrey Green, James Lavine, Russell Bertrand Carter, III, Justin James, Laurent An Minh Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20190327363
    Abstract: A wireless end-user device, comprising one or more modems enabling the wireless end-user device to communicate with a network system over a wireless access network, a touch-screen user interface, and one or more processors configured to execute one or more instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to detect a user input through the touch-screen user interface, the user input comprising a request to remove the wireless end-user device from an existing device group account, the existing device group account being associated with one or more devices including the wireless end-user device, and send a message to the network system over the wireless access network, the message conveying the request to remove the wireless end-user device from the existing device group account.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Gregory G. Raleigh, James Lavine, Russell Bertrand Carter, III
  • Publication number: 20190327624
    Abstract: Device Assisted Services (DAS) for protecting network capacity is provided. In some embodiments, DAS for protecting network capacity includes monitoring a network service usage activity of the communications device in network communication; classifying the network service usage activity for differential network access control for protecting network capacity; and associating the network service usage activity with a network service usage control policy based on a classification of the network service usage activity to facilitate differential network access control for protecting network capacity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Gregory G. Raleigh, James Lavine, Alireza Raissinia
  • Publication number: 20190274056
    Abstract: Wireless offloading provides tools to a service provider to encourage or direct a subscriber to offload from a first network, e.g., a cellular network, to a second network, e.g., a Wi-Fi network. The cellular service provider can use network data to determine wireless offloading priorities for cellular subscribers on an individual or group basis. The cellular service provider may use wireless network data it has and/or wireless network data it learns about networks from the wireless devices (which may obtain Wi-Fi network data from beacon frames of Wi-Fi networks or active scanning and which may report to the cellular service provider). Each wireless device can be given scanning assignments to ensure that the reporting task is shared among subscribers or adjusted to fill in gaps in data. With the network data, the cellular service provider is capable of generating useful prioritized network lists for wireless devices, either individually or as a group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Gregory G. Raleigh, Alireza Raissinia, James Lavine
  • Publication number: 20190274036
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for updating wireless device credentials, the wireless device comprising: a user interface, memory configured to store one or more credentials for enabling the wireless device to obtain one or more services over a wireless access network, and one or more processors configured to execute one or more machine-executable instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to obtain an indication of a user request to replace a particular credential with a target credential, detect a network-provisioning state change, determine that the particular credential does not match the target credential, initiate a programming session with a network element over a wireless access network, obtain an updated credential from the network element, and assist in storing the updated credential in memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Gregory G. Raleigh, James Lavine
  • Publication number: 20190274033
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are various embodiments for publishing a service offer set to a device agent on an end-user device and for on-device selection of a service. In some embodiments, a network system publishes a service offer set to an end-user device over a wireless access network, receives an offer set user selection from the end-user device, and provisions one or more network functions based on the offer set user selection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Gregory G. Raleigh, James Lavine, Alireza Raissinia
  • Publication number: 20190259097
    Abstract: A network system for providing one or more services to one or more end-user devices communicatively coupled to the network system over a wireless access network, the network system comprising: a policy enforcement function, a first policy element, a second policy element, and a network element, wherein the network element is communicatively coupled to the policy enforcement function, the first policy element, and the second policy element, and wherein the network element is configured to communicate first policy information between the policy enforcement function and the first policy element, and communicate second policy information between the first policy enforcement function and the second policy element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Gregory G. Raleigh, James Lavine
  • Publication number: 20190260879
    Abstract: A method performed by an end user device associated with a service plan having a limit on usage of a network service, the method comprising storing one or more notification actions corresponding to one or more notification requests; performing a device action that reflects a past or intended use of the network service; receiving one of the one or more notification requests from a network element in response to the device action; performing one of the one or more notification actions in response to the notification request, the notification action causing the end user device to retrieve at least a portion of a notification message associated with a status of the use, the at least a portion of the notification message being separate from the one of the one or more notification requests; and presenting the notification message on a user interface of the end user device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Gregory G. Raleigh, James Lavine, Jeffrey Green, Alireza Raissinia
  • Publication number: 20190261160
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are various embodiments to prevent, detect, or take action in response to the moving a device credential from one device to another, the improper configuration of a service processor, a missing service processor, or the tampering with a service processor in device-assisted services (DAS) systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Gregory G. Raleigh, James Lavine
  • Publication number: 20190261222
    Abstract: Secure architectures and methods for improving the security of mobile devices are disclosed. Also disclosed are apparatuses and methods to detect and mitigate fraud in device-assisted services implementations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Gregory G. Raleigh, James Lavine, Jeffrey Green
  • Patent number: 10326800
    Abstract: A uniform wireless network service selection information exchange interface system is provided to facilitate a consistent user experience across multiple wireless networks that may have different service plan activation or service plan purchase processes. Network detection of service usage anomalies based on device-based data usage reports is provided to enable the network to determine whether an end-user device is likely operating in accordance with the established policy, or whether the end-user device may be operating fraudulently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Headwater Research LLC
    Inventors: Gregory G. Raleigh, James Lavine, Alireza Raissinia
  • Patent number: 10326675
    Abstract: A flow tagging technique includes tagging a data flow at a plurality of points in the data flow. For example, the data flow can be tagged at a socket and at a proxy manager API. By tagging the data flow at multiple points, it becomes possible to map network service usage activities to the appropriate initiating applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Headwater Research LLC
    Inventors: Gregory G. Raleigh, Jeffrey Green, James Lavine, Vien-Phuong Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20190132736
    Abstract: Network service provisioning is described. Network service provisioning to a device includes a mechanism for ensuring that network services are available based upon one or more of appropriate traffic control, billing, and notification policies. Ensuring that the policies are properly enforced on a device is a focus of this paper. The enforcement policies can be on the device or in the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: Headwater Research LLC
    Inventors: Gregory G. Raleigh, James Lavine, Jeffrey Green
  • Publication number: 20190132739
    Abstract: Secure device data records (DDRs) are provided. In some embodiments, a system for secure DDRs includes a processor of a wireless communication device for wireless communication with a wireless network, in which the processor is configured with a secure execution environment, and in which the secure execution environment is configured to: monitor service usage of the wireless communication device with the wireless network; and generate a plurality of device data records of the monitored service usage of the wireless communication device with the wireless network, in which each device data record is associated with a unique sequence order identifier; and a memory coupled to the processor and configured to provide the processor with instructions. In some embodiments, the secure execution environment is located in an application processor, in a modem processor, and/or in a subscriber identity module (SIM).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: Headwater Research LLC
    Inventors: Gregory G. Raleigh, James Lavine, Alireza Raissinia, Michael J. Sabin
  • Publication number: 20190124209
    Abstract: A technique involves modular storage of network service plan components and provisioning of same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Gregory G. Raleigh, James Lavine, Alireza Raissinia, Justin James, Jeffrey Green
  • Publication number: 20190124513
    Abstract: A technique involves modular storage of network service plan components and provisioning of same. A subset of the capabilities of a service design system can be granted to a sandbox system to enable customization of service plan offerings or other controls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Gregory G. Raleigh, Jeffrey Green, James Lavine, Justin James
  • Patent number: 10264138
    Abstract: A wireless end-user device, comprising one or more modems enabling the wireless end-user device to communicate with a network system over a wireless access network, a touch-screen user interface, and one or more processors configured to execute one or more instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to detect a user input through the touch-screen user interface, the user input comprising a request to remove the wireless end-user device from an existing device group account, the existing device group account being associated with one or more devices including the wireless end-user device, and send a message to the network system over the wireless access network, the message conveying the request to remove the wireless end-user device from the existing device group account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Headwater Research LLC
    Inventors: Gregory G. Raleigh, James Lavine, Russell Bertrand Carter, III
  • Patent number: 10237773
    Abstract: Device Assisted Services (DAS) for protecting network capacity is provided. In some embodiments, DAS for protecting network capacity includes monitoring a network service usage activity of the communications device in network communication; classifying the network service usage activity for differential network access control for protecting network capacity; and associating the network service usage activity with a network service usage control policy based on a classification of the network service usage activity to facilitate differential network access control for protecting network capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Headwater Research LLC
    Inventors: Gregory G. Raleigh, James Lavine, Alireza Raissinia
  • Patent number: 10237757
    Abstract: Wireless offloading provides tools to a service provider to encourage or direct a subscriber to offload from a first network, e.g., a cellular network, to a second network, e.g., a Wi-Fi network. The cellular service provider can use network data to determine wireless offloading priorities for cellular subscribers on an individual or group basis. The cellular service provider may use wireless network data it has and/or wireless network data it learns about networks from the wireless devices (which may obtain Wi-Fi network data from beacon frames of Wi-Fi networks or active scanning and which may report to the cellular service provider). Each wireless device can be given scanning assignments to ensure that the reporting task is shared among subscribers or adjusted to fill in gaps in data. With the network data, the cellular service provider is capable of generating useful prioritized network lists for wireless devices, either individually or as a group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Headwater Research LLC
    Inventors: Gregory G. Raleigh, Alireza Raissinia, James Lavine
  • Patent number: 10200541
    Abstract: A wireless end-user device operates a network data traffic classifier and a policy enforcer in a kernel space and a service monitoring and reporting agent and a policy control agent in the user space. The user can accordingly view and set application network data traffic policies and view application network data usage, with the traffic classification/policy enforcement functions provided securely and efficiently within the kernel, through which the network data traffic flows to a modem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Headwater Research LLC
    Inventors: Gregory G. Raleigh, James Lavine, Jeffrey Green, Alireza Raissinia