Patents by Inventor James William Bishop, Jr.

James William Bishop, Jr. 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: 20190206519
    Abstract: A clinical trial operations system includes: patient, clinician, and coordinator applications; a patient sensor that provides health measurements through the patient application; a clinical sensor that provides in-office health measurements through the clinician application; and a trial operations service suite that receives and analyzes data from the patient application, the clinician application, and the coordinator application and provides data to the patient application, the clinician application, and the coordinator application via a set of portals including a patient portal, a clinician portal, and a coordinator portal, where the coordinator application and the coordinator portal allow a coordinator user to develop, build, customize, and establish trial protocol and participant interaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Isaac Eshagh Eteminan, Oscar Rangel, Joe Waldron, Nicholas Warner, James William Bishop, JR., Marco Carosi
  • Publication number: 20190133445
    Abstract: A patient monitoring and communication system uses a patient sensor package and a care operations service suite able to retrieve and analyze data from the patient sensor package. The patient sensor package comprises a number of sensors measuring body functions and indicators relevant to health. A number of communication interfaces with both wired and wireless connectivity is utilized. A number of user interfaces with audio/visual and haptic connectivity and an application suite supports automatic collection of sensor information by the care operations service suite. A care operations message server interacts with the patient sensor packages and provides message services corresponding to their configuration, connection, location, sensor, and presentation managers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Isaac Eshagh Eteminan, James William Bishop, Jr., Oscar Rangel
  • Publication number: 20180270899
    Abstract: One example includes a capability gateway that is comprised of a receiver and a transmitter. The receiver receives, from a ground station associated with a satellite system, a standard protocol associated with the ground station and a non-standard alternate protocol that includes alternate service layers inserted into an inter-layer boundary of standard radio layers, the alternate service layers providing end-to-end signaling between the capability gateway and a user equipment. The transmitter transmits the non-standard alternate protocol to the user equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: JAMES WILLIAM BISHOP, JR., BRANDON HINTON, LEONARD PERRY SEIP, WILLIAM N. SHORES
  • Patent number: 9806934
    Abstract: A system adapted to provide multimedia content to a set of users is described. The system includes: a storage adapted to store at least one multimedia content item, each multimedia content item associated with a publisher-user; a set of destination devices, each destination device associated with a subscriber-user, each subscriber-user being associated with the publisher-user; and a server adapted to provide each multimedia content item to the set of destination devices. A method adapted to allow a creator to generate and distribute at least one multimedia content item to a set of subscribers is also described. In addition, a server application adapted to provide at least one multimedia content item to a set of destination devices is described. Furthermore, a server application adapted to allow a creator to compose a multimedia content item is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: FONECLAY, INC
    Inventors: Isaac Eshagh Eteminan, Scott Dresden, James William Bishop, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9693206
    Abstract: A system, various methods, and a specific apparatus are provided for the purpose of supporting push-to-talk (PTT) service for a very large group featuring a significantly higher number of listeners than the number of potential talkers, as well as a constrained vocabulary in normal usage. The invention takes advantage of speech-to-text and text-to-speech conversion in end user devices for maximum utterance compression. The invention uses the Iridium Mobile Satellite Service (MSS) system and its Short Burst Data (SBD) service for unicast transmission of talker utterances to a PTT Server, and the same system's Global Data Broadcast (GDB) service for multicast retransmission of utterances from the PTT Server to an effectively unlimited number of listeners. The PTT Server provides priority ordering and preemption as necessary when multiple talkers provide near-simultaneous utterances, effectively managing the floor without interactive protocols among the talkers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Harris Corporation
    Inventors: James William Bishop, Jr., Thomas Russell Topping
  • Publication number: 20170171808
    Abstract: A satellite system controller for a satellite system can comprise a receiving module, an interval selector, an epoch selector, and a scheduler. The receiving module can receive, from a transmission originator device, a set interval request message requesting the satellite system controller set a transmission interval and an epoch time for a satellite receiver, the transmission interval being an amount of time the satellite receiver is to remain in a sleep mode between expected transmissions and the epoch time being an instant at which the satellite receiver is to expect a satellite transmission. The interval selector can determine, based on the transmission interval, a sleep mode cycle for the satellite receiver. The epoch selector can select the epoch time according to the sleep mode cycle and the scheduler can schedule the satellite transmission with the satellite system at approximately the epoch time and according to the sleep mode cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: JAMES WILLIAM BISHOP, JR., COREY ALAN MILLER, THOMAS RUSSELL TOPPING
  • Patent number: 9622168
    Abstract: A satellite system controller for a satellite system can comprise a receiving module, an interval selector, an epoch selector, and a scheduler. The receiving module can receive, from a transmission originator device, a set interval request message requesting the satellite system controller set a transmission interval and an epoch time for a satellite receiver, the transmission interval being an amount of time the satellite receiver is to remain in a sleep mode between expected transmissions and the epoch time being an instant at which the satellite receiver is to expect a satellite transmission. The interval selector can determine, based on the transmission interval, a sleep mode cycle for the satellite receiver. The epoch selector can select the epoch time according to the sleep mode cycle and the scheduler can schedule the satellite transmission with the satellite system at approximately the epoch time and according to the sleep mode cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: HARRIS CORPORATION
    Inventors: James William Bishop, Jr., Corey Alan Miller, Thomas Russell Topping
  • Publication number: 20160353372
    Abstract: A satellite system controller for a satellite system can comprise a receiving module, an interval selector, an epoch selector, and a scheduler. The receiving module can receive, from a transmission originator device, a set interval request message requesting the satellite system controller set a transmission interval and an epoch time for a satellite receiver, the transmission interval being an amount of time the satellite receiver is to remain in a sleep mode between expected transmissions and the epoch time being an instant at which the satellite receiver is to expect a satellite transmission. The interval selector can determine, based on the transmission interval, a sleep mode cycle for the satellite receiver. The epoch selector can select the epoch time according to the sleep mode cycle and the scheduler can schedule the satellite transmission with the satellite system at approximately the epoch time and according to the sleep mode cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Inventors: James William Bishop, JR., Corey Alan Miller, Thomas Russell Topping
  • Patent number: 9198126
    Abstract: A method is provided that enhances the throughput of data broadcasts in a multi-beam satellite communication system by taking advantage of target users whose normal environment or equipment provide a better channel performance than that of the nominal environment or equipment for which the system is tuned, which enables a larger coverage area per beam than the nominal design supports. A system is provided that operates the method. A preferred embodiment is described using the Iridium Mobile Satellite Service (MSS) system as a basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: EXELIS INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Russell Topping, James William Bishop, Jr., Robert E. Penny, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20150277683
    Abstract: An automated method adapted to provide an adaptive user experience is described. The method includes: determining that a user device is within a defined region; receiving a set of user experience elements associated with the defined region; generating an adaptive user interface (UI) that includes at least a sub-set of the user experience elements; and providing the adaptive UI via at least one output element of the user device. A second automated method adapted to provide an adaptive user experience via a user device includes: determining whether a subscriber interface module (SIM) is connected to the user device; reading data from the SIM; retrieving user information associated with the SIM; and presenting a user interface based at least partly on the retrieved user information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: Isaac Eshagh Eteminan, James William Bishop, JR.
  • Publication number: 20140164514
    Abstract: A system adapted to provide multimedia content to a set of users is described. The system includes: a storage adapted to store at least one multimedia content item, each multimedia content item associated with a publisher-user; a set of destination devices, each destination device associated with a subscriber-user, each subscriber-user being associated with the publisher-user; and a server adapted to provide each multimedia content item to the set of destination devices. A method adapted to allow a creator to generate and distribute at least one multimedia content item to a set of subscribers is also described. In addition, a server application adapted to provide at least one multimedia content item to a set of destination devices is described. Furthermore, a server application adapted to allow a creator to compose a multimedia content item is described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: foneClay, Inc.
    Inventors: Isaac Eshagh Eteminan, Scott Dresden, James William Bishop, JR.
  • Patent number: 8694968
    Abstract: This invention provides a mobile device ecosystem that is simpler than existing options for all of its participants regardless of their role or business model. The ecosystem includes a mobile device and operating software development kit and store, both of which are implemented as web-based services such that creation, testing, and distribution of customized mobile devices, as well as discovery, investigation, and delivery of same, can all be performed using a standard web browser and includes features that facilitate communication, interaction, community, and sharing among and between creators, users, and other interested parties. The device and operating software store is also not specific to any mobile device brand or brand group, and integrates with both branded and independent application stores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Foneclay, Inc.
    Inventors: Isaac Eshagh Eteminan, Marco Carosi, Harish Shanthi Kumar, James William Bishop, Jr., Vinay Puthiya Kovilakam
  • Publication number: 20110208338
    Abstract: The present invention provides a mobile device ecosystem that is simpler than existing options for all of its participants regardless of their role or business model. The ecosystem includes a mobile device and operating software development kit and store, both of which are implemented as web-based services such that creation, testing, and distribution of customized mobile devices, as well as discovery, investigation, and delivery of same, can all be performed using a standard web browser. The device development kit offers such capabilities as simply personalizing the exterior decoration of an existing device, designing the physical form factor of a device incorporating existing electronic components, and even creating new electronic components for incorporation in multiple device designs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Applicant: QUALZOOM, INC.
    Inventors: Isaac Eshagh Eteminan, Marco Carosi, Harish Shanthi Kumar, James William Bishop, JR., Vinay Varma Puthiya Kovilakam
  • Patent number: 7313688
    Abstract: A private messaging system including multiple interoperating, yet potentially competing, trusted couriers. A method and apparatus are provided for the purpose of distributing a trusted courier such that foreground and background messages are handled independently by separate components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2007
    Inventors: James William Bishop, Jr., Richard Mo
  • Patent number: 6553021
    Abstract: A time division multiple access (TDMA) communications system (20) includes a first TDMA platform (22) for transmitting a call (32) over a circuit switched communication link (36) to a second TDMA platform (24). The call (32) exhibits a first signal type (84) and second signal type (86). A controller (42) establishes a capacity allocation (200) responsive to the first signal type (84) for the communication link (36). When the call (32) exhibits the first signal type (84), the first TDMA platform (22) transmits first packets (111) of the call (32) in a first packet format (113) using the capacity allocation (200), and when the call (32) exhibits the second signal type (86), the first TDMA platform (22) transmits second packets (140) of the call (32) in a second packet format (139) using the capacity allocation (200).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2003
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: James William Bishop, Jr., Thomas Peter Emmons, Jr., Robert Anthony Peters
  • Patent number: 6408179
    Abstract: A point-to-multipoint (PTM) radio communication system (20`) includes a cellular radio infrastructure (22) having base stations (32) implemented in satellites (34) placed in low earth orbits (38). PTM subscriber radios (24) share common cellular radio infrastructure (22) multipoint channels (52) to engage in a common PTM communication session while the cellular radio infrastructure (22) also conveys point-to-point communications. The shared multipoint channels (52) are operated in according with different protocols to deliver system information to PTM subscriber radios (24), to provide access to PTM subscriber radios (24), to provide synchronization, to originate a PTM monolog and to be one of many targets of a PTM monolog.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2002
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan David Stosz, Rhett Garrett Hayden, Dean Paul Vanden Heuvel, James William Bishop, Jr., Scott David Blanchard, Charles Joseph Ganucheau, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6157834
    Abstract: Interoperability between terrestrial cellular systems and satellite based cellular systems allows handoffs between different cellular systems. A call in progress by a subscriber unit (101) over a terrestrial based cellular system (100) which includes a mobile switching center (MSC) (105a) and a plurality of base stations (103a-d) is handed off to a satellite based cellular system (1000) comprising a satellite network (100a, 1001b), a regional gateway (1007) and an interface gateway (1005). A call in progress by subscriber unit (101) over satellite based cellular system (1000) is also handed off to terrestrial based cellular system (100). A dual mode subscriber unit (400) provides switching functionality (409) to switch between transmit modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2000
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Jim E. Helm, Steve Magee, James William Bishop, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6078577
    Abstract: A packet data communication system (10) where multiple users (87) can access the same channel (22) to maximize an efficiency of the communication system (10). Each channel (22) is divided into time slots. Each time slot is allocated to a user based on the user's request (303) for time slots and the availability of time slots. If time slots are available, then the system (10) will inform the user (87) and allocate the time slot to the user (87, 305). If there are no available time slots, then the system (10) will inform the user (87) that no time slots are available and access to the system's channel is denied. The user (87) will continue to request access (303) to the system (10) as long as the user has data packets to send.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2000
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: James William Bishop, Jr., Keith Andrew Olds, Peter Joseph Armbruster, Aswath Rao
  • Patent number: 6052604
    Abstract: An on-board aircraft telecommunication exchange (32) provides communication and authentication services for M subscriber identity modules (SIMs) using N transceivers (36), where M can be greater than N. Associations between SIMs (56) and transceivers (36) are established when needed. Accordingly, a pool of transceivers 36 is provided to serve the collective needs of many subscribers. A SIM based authentication process is performed (100) using a subscriber's original SIM (56). That authentication can be extended to a temporary SIM (106) that is substituted for the original SIM throughout the remainder of a flight. Alternatively, the original SIMs (56) may be locked in place and relinquished when a subscriber provides an appropriate PIN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2000
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: James William Bishop, Jr., Michael Frenzer, Stephen Magee, Larry Wuensch, Nathan Miller, Richard Ditch
  • Patent number: 6002929
    Abstract: An on-board aircraft telecommunication exchange (32) provides communication and authentication services for M subscriber identity modules (SIMs) using N transceivers (36), where M can be greater than N. Associations between SIMs (56) and transceivers (36) are established when needed. Accordingly, a pool of transceivers 36 is provided to serve the collective needs of many subscribers. A SIM-based authentication process is performed (100) using a subscriber's original SIM (56). That authentication can be extended to a temporary SIM (106) that is substituted for the original SIM throughout the remainder of a flight. Alternatively, the original SIMs (56) may be locked in place and relinquished when a subscriber provides an appropriate PIN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1999
    Assignee: Mototrola, Inc.
    Inventors: James William Bishop, Jr., Steve Magee, Nathan Miller