Patents by Inventor James Randolph Winter Lepp

James Randolph Winter Lepp 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: 20220148419
    Abstract: A method at a computing device in an intelligent transportation system for reconfiguring a road segment, the method including receiving a request from a second computing device associated with a vehicle to change a configuration for the road segment; determining a road segment configuration; and reconfiguring the road segment based on the determined road segment configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: James Randolph Winter LEPP, Stephen MCCANN, Jeffrey Scott DEVER
  • Patent number: 11328728
    Abstract: A voice assistant proxy for voice assistant servers and related methods. The voice assistant proxy comprises a processor configured to convert voice data to text using speech-to-text synthesis, determine a voice command from the text, determine whether the voice command is associated with sensitive data based on a set of criteria, route the voice command to an enterprise voice assistant server in response to a determination that the voice command is sensitive, route the voice command to a third party voice assistant server in response to a determination that the voice command is not sensitive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Michael Peter Montemurro, James Randolph Winter Lepp
  • Patent number: 11313768
    Abstract: A method for monitoring performance of at least one component on a moving platform, the method including receiving sensor data for the at least one component, along with supplemental data, at a processing node; and processing the sensor data, the processing using the supplemental data to filter the sensor data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Michael Peter Montemurro, Roland Emlyn Williams, James Randolph Winter Lepp, Stephen McCann
  • Publication number: 20220110078
    Abstract: In some examples, a source device categorizes a plurality of messages for transmission to a recipient device, the plurality of messages comprising vehicle-related information. Based on the categorizing, the source device identifies selected messages of the plurality of messages to be aggregated. The source device aggregates the selected messages into a single transmission from the source device to the recipient device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2021
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Inventors: James Randolph Winter Lepp, Michael Peter Montemurro, Stephen McCann
  • Publication number: 20220086627
    Abstract: A device includes a link layer configured to use a first link layer address and a second link layer address, maintain the first link layer address unchanged for a duration of an association of the device with a wireless network, and change the second link layer address from a first value to a second value during the duration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2021
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Inventors: Michael Peter Montemurro, James Randolph Winter Lepp, Stephen McCann
  • Publication number: 20220078610
    Abstract: In some examples, a system receives information based on wireless sensing performed using wireless signals of a wireless interface of a wireless node, the wireless interface of the wireless node to communicate data over a wireless connection established with another wireless device. The system performs authentication in response to the received information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Inventors: Michael Peter Montemurro, James Randolph Winter Lepp, Stephen McCann
  • Patent number: 11272342
    Abstract: A method at a power-limited computing station for communicating in an intelligent transport system, the method including operating the computing station in one of a non-critical radio operating state and a safety-critical radio operating state; receiving a trigger at the computing station; determining whether the trigger should cause the computing station to transition a radio operating state; and if the trigger should cause the computing station to transition the radio operating state, changing the radio operating state to the other of the non-critical radio operating state and the safety-critical radio operating state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: James Randolph Winter Lepp, Stephen John Barrett, Ian Christopher Drummond Doig, Gordon Peter Young, Michael Peter Montemurro
  • Publication number: 20220068120
    Abstract: A method at an infrastructure unit of signaling a presence of a vulnerable road user, the method including receiving at least one report from a sensor unit, the at least one report indicating the presence of the vulnerable road user; composing a message indicating the presence of the vulnerable road user; and transmitting the message to road users proximate the infrastructure unit on a channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Inventors: Nicholas Patrick Alfano, Michael Peter Montemurro, James Randolph Winter Lepp, Leonard Charles Layton, Stephen McCann
  • Patent number: 11263897
    Abstract: A method at a computing device in an intelligent transportation system for reconfiguring a road segment, the method including receiving a request from a second computing device associated with a vehicle to change a configuration for the road segment; determining a road segment configuration; and reconfiguring the road segment based on the determined road segment configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: James Randolph Winter Lepp, Stephen McCann, Jeffrey Scott Dever
  • Patent number: 11246174
    Abstract: Methods and systems for connecting a wireless device to a wireless network. Configuration information is received by an access point of the wireless network including a service identifier corresponding to a service provided through the wireless device and a credential associated with the wireless device. The access point advertises the service identifier to the wireless device. The access point receives from the wireless device an association request including a network identifier corresponding to the wireless network. The access point authenticates the wireless device based on the service identifier and the credential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Michael Peter Montemurro, Stephen McCann, James Randolph Winter Lepp
  • Patent number: 11244565
    Abstract: A method at a computing device associated with a road user, the method including detecting actions of a second road user; checking the actions against rules associated with the computing device; determining that the actions of the second road user contravene the rules; and providing a report regarding the actions of the second road user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Tyson Philip Arndt, James Randolph Winter Lepp, David Alexander Van Geyn, Houffaneh Ali Osman
  • Publication number: 20210400564
    Abstract: In some examples, a first wireless device transmits, within a first band designated for vehicle-related communications, service information for a service, the service information comprising information of a channel in a second band for communication of data of the service, the second band being outside of the first band.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Inventors: James Randolph Winter Lepp, Michael Peter Montemurro, Stephen McCann
  • Patent number: 11202273
    Abstract: In some examples, a source device categorizes a plurality of messages for transmission to a recipient device, the plurality of messages comprising vehicle-related information. Based on the categorizing, the source device identifies selected messages of the plurality of messages to be aggregated. The source device aggregates the selected messages into a single transmission from the source device to the recipient device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: James Randolph Winter Lepp, Michael Peter Montemurro, Stephen McCann
  • Publication number: 20210304592
    Abstract: In some examples, a system detects an accident involving a first vehicle, and responsive to the detecting of the accident, collects event data relating to the accident from a second vehicle that is different from the first vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: James Randolph Winter Lepp, Michael Peter Montemurro, Stephen McCann, Gordon Peter Young, Jasmin Mulaosmanovic
  • Publication number: 20210289424
    Abstract: A source wireless device sends an indication of support for one or more broadcast services that broadcasts information over a wireless local area network (WLAN). The source wireless device determines, based on one or more factors, whether to use a broadcast stream of a broadcast service or a unicast stream to deliver information to one or more receiving wireless devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Stephen McCann, Michael Peter Montemurro, James Randolph Winter Lepp
  • Publication number: 20210243604
    Abstract: Methods and systems of segmenting computing devices in a wireless network having an access point broadcasting in a single domain are described. In an exemplary method, a request to join the wireless network is received from a computing device. The request is associated with an identifier. When the identifier is not associated with a virtual network within the wireless network, a virtual network is configured within the wireless network and the identifier is associated thereto and the computing device is assigned thereto. When the identifier is associated with an existing virtual network within the wireless network, the computing device is assigned to the existing virtual network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Applicant: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: James Randolph Winter LEPP, Stephen McCANN, Michael Peter MONTEMURRO
  • Publication number: 20210234680
    Abstract: In some examples, an access point (AP) receives, from a wireless device during a pre-associated state between the AP and the wireless device, a request, a first value, and an encrypted version of the first value. The AP sends, to the wireless device during the pre-associated state, an encrypted version of a second value relating to an encryption key that is based on the first value, and a response to the request, the response encrypted using the encryption key.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: Stephen McCann, Michael Peter Montemurro, James Randolph Winter Lepp
  • Publication number: 20210225378
    Abstract: A voice assistant proxy for voice assistant servers and related methods. The voice assistant proxy comprises a processor configured to convert voice data to text using speech-to-text synthesis, determine a voice command from the text, determine whether the voice command is associated with sensitive data based on a set of criteria, route the voice command to an enterprise voice assistant server in response to a determination that the voice command is sensitive, route the voice command to a third party voice assistant server in response to a determination that the voice command is not sensitive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2020
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Peter MONTEMURRO, James Randolph Winter LEPP
  • Patent number: 11070633
    Abstract: A network node of a wireless local area network (WLAN) filters, based on at least one policy, information about services available via the network node. The network node sends, to a wireless device as part of a pre-association discovery operation of the wireless device, the filtered information about the services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: James Randolph Winter Lepp, Michael Peter Montemurro, Stephen McCann
  • Publication number: 20210219213
    Abstract: A method within a network of facilitating identification and usage of alternative communication channels by a wireless device operating using a first communication channel is described. The method enables use of as secondary channel by non-primary users of that channel for prescribed times and within prescribed geographic locations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Inventors: Stephen McCann, Michael Peter Montemurro, James Randolph Winter Lepp