Patents by Inventor John A. F. Wilson

John A. F. Wilson 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: 20220142838
    Abstract: A mattress system is provided that is optimized for the hospital setting and includes a guiderail system that accepts a variety of accessories for attachment thereto. The guiderail system may have integrated data lines, power lines, gas lines, and/or fluid lines. Also provided are radioabsorbant shields, trays and other components designed for optimal use with the mattress system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Egg Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert F. Wilson, John P. Gainor, Uma S. Valeti
  • Patent number: 11080374
    Abstract: A computing device and method of controlling access to a computing device. A software lock request is received via an input device of the computing device. In response to receiving the software lock request, a picklist of a plurality of applications executable on the computing device is displayed on a display of the computing device. A selection of one or more impermissible applications from the plurality of applications executable on the computing device or one or more permitted applications from the plurality of applications executable on the computing device is received receiving via the input device. A locked state is entered. In the locked state, access is not permitted to the one or more impermissible applications and access is permitted to other applications of the plurality of applications executable on the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Ahmed E. Hassan, John F. Wilson, Daryl Joseph Martin
  • Publication number: 20200257779
    Abstract: A computing device and method of controlling access to a computing device. A software lock request is received via an input device of the computing device. In response to receiving the software lock request, a picklist of a plurality of applications executable on the computing device is displayed on a display of the computing device. A selection of one or more impermissible applications from the plurality of applications executable on the computing device or one or more permitted applications from the plurality of applications executable on the computing device is received receiving via the input device. A locked state is entered. In the locked state, access is not permitted to the one or more impermissible applications and access is permitted to other applications of the plurality of applications executable on the computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Ahmed E. HASSAN, John F. WILSON, Daryl Joseph MARTIN
  • Patent number: 10635791
    Abstract: A device and method for placing the device in a locked state having an associated set of permitted tasks so as to permit the device owner to share the device with others but maintain security over aspects of the device. A task change request is evaluated to determine whether the requested task is permitted and, if so, the requested task is allowed; if not, then an authorization process is invoked to prompt the user to input authorization data. Upon verification of the authorization data, the device may be unlocked and the requested change implemented. The permitted tasks may designate specific applications, specific operations or functions within applications or at the operating system level, one or more currently open windows, and other levels of granularity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Ahmed E. Hassan, John F. Wilson, Daryl Joseph Martin
  • Patent number: 9770011
    Abstract: A method for non-surgical neutering or castration of a non-human mammal for AAV-mediated delivery of an anti-GnRH polypeptide to a non-human animal is described. More particularly, the animal is administered an adeno-associated virus (AAV) vector having an AAV capsid having packaged therein nucleic acid sequences comprising an AAV 5? inverted terminal repeat (ITR), a sequence encoding a polypeptide which specifically binds gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) under control of regulatory sequences which direct expression of the polypeptide, and an AAV 3? ITR. A composition comprising the AAV-anti-GnRH may also be used for inhibiting tumor growth in a mammal with a cancer responsive to gonadal steroid hormones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
    Inventors: James M. Wilson, Christian Hinderer, John F. Wilson
  • Publication number: 20150230430
    Abstract: A method for non-surgical neutering or castration of a non-human mammal for AAV-mediated delivery of an anti-GnRH polypeptide to a non-human animal is described. More particularly, the animal is administered an adeno-associated virus (AAV) vector having an AAV capsid having packaged therein nucleic acid sequences comprising an AAV 5? inverted terminal repeat (ITR), a sequence encoding a polypeptide which specifically binds gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) under control of regulatory sequences which direct expression of the polypeptide, and an AAV 3? ITR. A composition comprising the AAV-anti-GnRH may also be used for inhibiting tumor growth in a mammal with a cancer responsive to gonadal steroid hormones.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Inventors: James M. Wilson, Christian Hinderer, John F. Wilson
  • Patent number: 8825782
    Abstract: There is disclosed a system and method for visually representing the probability of spam messages on a mobile communication device. In an embodiment, the method comprises: obtaining a probability that a message is spam; and for each of one or more messages in a message list, visually representing the probability that a message is spam such that any differences in the probabilities as between messages are discernable from the visual representation. In another embodiment, the method further comprises: determining the percentage of the message downloaded to the mobile communication device; and displaying for each of one or more messages appearing in the message list an object or icon visually representing at least one of the probability that the message is spam, or the percentage of the message downloaded to the mobile communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Daryl Martin, John F. Wilson, Christopher D. O'Keefe
  • Patent number: 8738717
    Abstract: There is disclosed a system and method for delivering a message to a communication device. In an embodiment, the method comprises obtaining a probability that the message is spam; in dependence upon the probability that the message is spam, determining a variable message size; and sending the message to the communication device in dependence upon the determined variable message size. In an embodiment, the method further comprises receiving a user response whether the message is spam; and if the message is verified as being spam, then filtering the message from the communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Daryl Martin, John F. Wilson, Christopher O'Keefe
  • Patent number: 8713475
    Abstract: A device and method for placing the device in a locked state having an associated set of permitted tasks so as to permit the device owner to share the device with others but maintain security over aspects of the device. A task change request is evaluated to determine whether the requested task is permitted and, if so, the requested task is allowed; if not, then an authorization process is invoked to prompt the user to input authorization data. Upon verification of the authorization data, the device may be unlocked and the requested change implemented. The permitted tasks may designate specific applications, specific operations or functions within applications or at the operating system level, one or more currently open windows, and other levels of granularity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Ahmed E. Hassan, John F. Wilson, Daryl Joseph Martin
  • Patent number: 8548452
    Abstract: Mobile device usage may be monitored and restricted by pushing enabling/disabling events from an administrator the device. The events impose a certain set of rules that can “lock” certain features provided by the device, according to permissions and pre-established policies, for a certain period of time. Such restricted periods may coincide with meetings or other events in which distractions should be kept to a minimum or be during regular, predetermined time periods. Preferably, the rules include conditional locks that allow a user to use a feature a reasonable number of times before the lock is activated to place the onus on the user for minimizing such distractions, while enabling the user to maintain access to such a vital communication tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Blackberry Limited
    Inventors: Risvan Coskun, Daryl J. Martin, Ahmed E. Hassan, John F. Wilson
  • Publication number: 20130239201
    Abstract: A device and method for placing the device in a locked state having an associated set of permitted tasks so as to permit the device owner to share the device with others but maintain security over aspects of the device. A task change request is evaluated to determine whether the requested task is permitted and, if so, the requested task is allowed; if not, then an authorization process is invoked to prompt the user to input authorization data. Upon verification of the authorization data, the device may be unlocked and the requested change implemented. The permitted tasks may designate specific applications, specific operations or functions within applications or at the operating system level, one or more currently open windows, and other levels of granularity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED
    Inventors: Ahmed E. Hassan, John F. Wilson, Daryl Joseph Martin
  • Patent number: 8479106
    Abstract: A method and device to simplify message reply composition on a communications device, using a partially transparent overlay to allow a user to freely scroll and move around to other sections of a message or message chain while still being able to see and edit the reply being composed. When the reply is scrolled such that the composition field is not visible on the display screen, the device displays the overlay when the user enters text or on user request. The user may then type text into the overlay while viewing the underlying portion of the reply message, such as previous messages in the string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Daryl J. Martin, James Godfrey, John F. Wilson
  • Patent number: 8452266
    Abstract: A sender-specified courtesy notification scheme to delay notification by a receiving device of the receipt of a data message is disclosed. A sender may specify a notification parameter defining a delay and send the parameter in association with the data message to a recipient. The recipient's receiving device evaluates the parameter and notifies in response. Local notification data defined by the recipient may also be evaluated. Received data messages subject to delayed notification may be hidden by the receiving device or quietly displayed (e.g. as per other received messages) until the expiry of the delay. Notification parameters and data can be formulated as one or more rules which may take into account the current location of the receiving device. A notification delay may be ignored in certain situations depending on recent use of the receiving device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Denny Chiu, Ahmed E. Hassan, John F. Wilson
  • Publication number: 20130014249
    Abstract: A device and method for placing the device in a locked state having an associated set of permitted tasks so as to permit the device owner to share the device with others but maintain security over aspects of the device. A task change request is evaluated to determine whether the requested task is permitted and, if so, the requested task is allowed; if not, then an authorization process is invoked to prompt the user to input authorization data. Upon verification of the authorization data, the device may be unlocked and the requested change implemented. The permitted tasks may designate specific applications, specific operations or functions within applications or at the operating system level, one or more currently open windows, and other levels of granularity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED
    Inventors: Ahmed E. Hassan, John F. Wilson, Daryl Joseph Martin
  • Publication number: 20120284350
    Abstract: There is disclosed a system and method for visually representing the probability of spam messages on a mobile communication device. In an embodiment, the method comprises: obtaining a probability that a message is spam; and for each of one or more messages in a message list, visually representing the probability that a message is spam such that any differences in the probabilities as between messages are discernable from the visual representation. In another embodiment, the method further comprises: determining the percentage of the message downloaded to the mobile communication device; and displaying for each of one or more messages appearing in the message list an object or icon visually representing at least one of the probability that the message is spam, or the percentage of the message downloaded to the mobile communication device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED
    Inventors: Daryl MARTIN, John F. WILSON, Christopher D. O'KEEFE
  • Patent number: 8291342
    Abstract: A device and method for placing the device in a locked state having an associated set of permitted tasks so as to permit the device owner to share the device with others but maintain security over aspects of the device. A task change request is evaluated to determine whether the requested task is permitted and, if so, the requested task is allowed; if not, then an authorization process is invoked to prompt the user to input authorization data. Upon verification of the authorization data, the device may be unlocked and the requested change implemented. The permitted tasks may designate specific applications, specific operations or functions within applications or at the operating system level, one or more currently open windows, and other levels of granularity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Ahmed E. Hassan, John F. Wilson, Daryl Joseph Martin
  • Publication number: 20120254335
    Abstract: There is disclosed a system and method for delivering a message to a communication device. In an embodiment, the method comprises obtaining a probability that the message is spam; in dependence upon the probability that the message is spam, determining a variable message size; and sending the message to the communication device in dependence upon the determined variable message size. In an embodiment, the method further comprises receiving a user response whether the message is spam; and if the message is verified as being spam, then filtering the message from the communication device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED
    Inventors: Daryl MARTIN, John F. WILSON, Christopher O'KEEFE
  • Patent number: 8244818
    Abstract: There is disclosed a system and method for visually representing the probability of SPAM messages on a mobile communication device. In an embodiment, the method comprises: obtaining a probability that a message is SPAM; and for each of one or more messages in a message list, visually representing the probability that a message is SPAM such that any differences in the probabilities as between messages are discernable from the visual representation. In another embodiment, the method further comprises: determining the percentage of the message downloaded to the mobile communication device; and displaying for each of one or more messages appearing in the message list an object or icon visually representing at least one of the probability that the message is SPAM, or the percentage of the message downloaded to the mobile communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Daryl Martin, John F. Wilson, Christopher D. O'Keefe
  • Patent number: 8230025
    Abstract: There is disclosed a system and method for delivering a message to a communication device. In an embodiment, the method comprises obtaining a probability that the message is spam; in dependence upon the probability that the message is spam, determining a variable message size; and sending the message to the communication device in dependence upon the determined variable message size. In an embodiment, the method further comprises receiving a user response whether the message is spam; and if the message is verified as being spam, then filtering the message from the communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Daryl Martin, John F. Wilson, Christopher O'Keefe
  • Publication number: 20120084572
    Abstract: A device and method for placing the device in a locked state having an associated set of permitted tasks so as to permit the device owner to share the device with others but maintain security over aspects of the device. A task change request is evaluated to determine whether the requested task is permitted and, if so, the requested task is allowed; if not, then an authorization process is invoked to prompt the user to input authorization data. Upon verification of the authorization data, the device may be unlocked and the requested change implemented. The permitted tasks may designate specific applications, specific operations or functions within applications or at the operating system level, one or more currently open windows, and other levels of granularity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicant: RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED
    Inventors: Ahmed E. Hassan, John F. Wilson, Daryl Joseph Martin