Patents by Inventor John Barrett

John Barrett 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: 20190073836
    Abstract: A ticket dispenser comprising a housing body, a lockable housing door configured to close an opening in the housing body, a ticket dispensing aperture, a lockable security cover configured to prevent the removal of tickets through the aperture, and a lock assembly, wherein the lock assembly is configured to lock the housing door and security cover when in a first orientation, wherein the lock assembly is configured to lock the housing door and not to lock the security cover when in a second orientation, and wherein the lock assembly is configured not to lock the housing door or the security cover when in a third orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: John Barrett, Stephen Matthews
  • Patent number: 10200972
    Abstract: A method of communicating data between a base station and a plurality of terminal devices in a wireless telecommunications system. The method comprises transmitting data from the base station to the plurality of terminal devices in a multicast transmission and transmitting response signals from the terminal devices to the base station to indicate whether the respective terminal devices have successfully received the multicast transmission. The use of a multicast transmission provides an efficient mechanism for communicating the same data to a plurality of terminal device, for example as might be desired in a machine-type communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: SCA IPLA HOLDINGS INC.
    Inventors: Yuichi Morioka, Steven John Barrett, Phil Young, Martin Beale
  • Publication number: 20190037518
    Abstract: A method for Internet Protocol (IP) Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) communication registration through a relay user equipment, the method including: receiving, at the relay user equipment from a remote user equipment, an association message, the association message containing a remote user equipment identifier; and responsive to the receiving, performing a registration from the relay user equipment with a network node, the registration including an association between the remote user equipment and the relay user equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Nicholas James RUSSELL, Adrian BUCKLEY, Stephen John BARRETT
  • Publication number: 20190014447
    Abstract: In some examples, a first push-to-talk (PTT) client that has access to a wide area network (WAN) performs distributed control for a PTT session in conjunction with distributed control for the PTT session performed by another PTT client in the PTT session, the distributed control by the first PTT client performed without use of any PTT server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: Stephen John Barrett, Andrew Michael Allen
  • Publication number: 20190005642
    Abstract: An apparatus that senses temperature from a digital infrared sensor is described. A digital signal representing a temperature without conversion from analog is transmitted from the digital infrared sensor received by a microprocessor and converted to body core temperature by the microprocessor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: ARC Devices, LTD
    Inventors: Martin Crawley, Michael G. Smith, Irwin Gross, Mark Khachaturian, Steven Gerst, John Barrett, Michael Cronin, Derek Turnbull
  • Publication number: 20180376427
    Abstract: A method for control of data transmission in a wireless communication system includes receiving, by an application, from a modem, information indicative of a radio coverage condition, where a user equipment (UE) includes the application and the modem; based on the received information, determining that the UE is in an enhanced coverage state; and in response to the determining, controlling uplink data transmission by the modem to reduce power consumption of the UE.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Claude Jean-Frederic ARZELIER, Stephen John BARRETT, Rene FAURIE, Karen Lynn Bachman
  • Publication number: 20180368191
    Abstract: Systems and methods to configure sidelink resources in a dual connectivity operation are provided. In some aspect, a method comprising: transmitting, from a user equipment (UE), a first message to a first evolved Node B (eNB), wherein the first message indicates a request to establish a sidelink communication; receiving, at the UE, a second message from the first eNB, wherein the second message indicates a frequency that is used by a secondary evolved Node B (SeNB); transmitting, from the UE, a measurement result to the first eNB; and receiving, at the UE, sidelink configuration information from the first eNB, wherein the sidelink configuration information indicates sidelink resources managed by the secondary eNB.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Eswar VUTUKURI, Rene FAURIE, Stephen John BARRETT, Gordon Peter YOUNG, Adrian BUCKLEY
  • Patent number: 10159101
    Abstract: In some examples, a first wireless device communicates with a group device that wirelessly interconnects a plurality of wireless devices in a group, to obtain, from the group device, information identifying a second wireless device from which the first wireless device is able to use a wireless connectivity of the second wireless device to a wide area network (WAN), the second wireless device being part of the plurality of wireless devices. The first wireless device communicates data over the WAN using the wireless connectivity of the second wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Stephen John Barrett, Stephen McCann, Nicholas James Russell, Anders Fredrik Chronqvist
  • Publication number: 20180359612
    Abstract: A method is provided for providing application data. The method includes a network node receiving at least one application identifier (App-ID) associated with at least a first user equipment (UE) and a second UE; the network node requesting to receive notifications of updates to application data associated with the at least one App-ID; the network node configuring a broadcast entity to transmit application data associated with the at least one App-ID; and the network node sending configuration data to the first and second UEs for receiving application data from the broadcast entity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Adrian Buckley, Stephen John Barrett, Nicholas James Russell
  • Patent number: 10140597
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide apparatuses and methods that help validate and process payment instruments for different products, such as but not limited to credit card payments, mortgage payments, or any other type of payment. The payment amount from a payment instrument may be determined from a multiple locations on the payment instrument. In addition, a payment amount may be determined from a remittance document that accompanies the payment instrument, such as a remittance coupon that is mailed along with a check. The amount in the remittance courtesy box, the minimum amount due, the last payment made, and the full balance remaining may all be captured and used to validate the amount on the payment instrument. Moreover, one or more confidence scores for the amounts on the payment instrument and remittance document may be used to validate the payment amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: James Kevin Benton, Mark David Felse, Sarah Catherine Christine, John Barrett Hall, Michael J. Pepe, Kerry Kurt Simpkins
  • Patent number: 10140778
    Abstract: A ticket dispensing module comprising an elongate ticket dispensing aperture provided within a face of the ticket dispensing module, the elongate ticket dispensing aperture being a hole elongate in a plane parallel to the face when a door of the ticket dispensing module closed; and a housing body having opposed first and second faces with complementary slideable engagement elements, the first slideable engagement element of a first housing body engageable with the second slideable engagement element of a corresponding, second housing body, by relative displacement of the housing bodies along a direction of elongation of their slideable engagement elements, wherein at least one of the slideable engagement elements is tapered along its direction of elongation, wherein the slideable engagement elements of the first and second faces of the housing bodies are configured to prevent separation of the housing bodies transverse to the direction of relative displacement when they are engaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Fastrak Retail (UK) Limited
    Inventors: John Barrett, Stephen Matthews
  • Publication number: 20180332585
    Abstract: In some examples, a first network node of a first network sends, in response to a request from a user equipment (UE) served by a second network, a transmission configuration to a second network node of the second network, the transmission configuration relating to a configuration used for a direct wireless transmission between the UE and a wireless device. The first network node sends scheduling information granting a resource for use by the UE in the direct wireless transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Rene Faurie, Stephen John Barrett, Eswar Vutukuri, Gordon Peter Young
  • Publication number: 20180256656
    Abstract: The present invention relates to therapeutic use of a combination of Myxoma virus, including in combination with rapamycin. Treatment with rapamycin enhances the ability of Myxoma virus to selectively infect cells that have a deficient innate anti-viral response, including cells that are not responsive to interferon. The combination of rapamycin and Myxoma virus can be used to treat diseases characterized by the presence of such cells, including cancer. The invention also relates to therapeutic use of Myxoma virus that does not express functional M135R.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Applicant: The University of Western Ontario
    Inventors: Douglas Grant McFadden, John Barrett, Marianne Michelle Stanford
  • Publication number: 20180262865
    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: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: James Randolph Winter LEPP, Stephen John BARRETT, Ian Christopher Drummond DOIG, Gordon Peter YOUNG, Michael Peter MONTEMURRO
  • Patent number: 10075925
    Abstract: A device decides to not transmit over a first wireless link between a wireless device and a first access point (AP), in response to determining that the wireless device is communicating or is about to communicate over a second wireless link with a second AP, wherein the wireless device is concurrently associated with the first and second APs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: James Randolph Winter Lepp, Stephen John Barrett
  • Patent number: 10070393
    Abstract: A method for control of data transmission in a wireless communication system includes receiving, by an application, from a modem, information indicative of a radio coverage condition, where a user equipment (UE) includes the application and the modem; based on the received information, determining that the UE is in an enhanced coverage state; and in response to the determining, controlling uplink data transmission by the modem to reduce power consumption of the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignees: BlackBerry Limited, 2236008 Ontario, Inc.
    Inventors: Claude Jean-Frederic Arzelier, Stephen John Barrett, Rene Faurie, Karen Lynn Bachman
  • Publication number: 20180249336
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) sends, to a wireless access node in a wireless local area network (WLAN), a network access identifier (NAI) that includes an identifier for a cellular access network node. The UE receives an authentication challenge based on information in the NAI.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Stephen John Barrett, Eswar Vutukuri
  • Patent number: 10062060
    Abstract: A system for optical character recognition pre-verification is provided. The system may review payment documents. The payment documents may include remit stubs and paper checks. The system, utilizing optical character recognition software, may determine dollar amounts on the remit stubs and the paper checks. The optical character recognition software may determine a confidence level of whether the determined amount is the same amount that the writer of the check. If the confidence level is above first predetermined threshold level of confidence and below a second predetermined threshold level of confidence, the system may present an operator with a pre-verification GUI. The pre-verification GUI may include a view of the remit stub, a view of the check, the dollar amount due, a match button and a do not match button. Upon selection of either the match or do not match button, the payment may be processed in another check-processing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Mark D. Felse, Richard A. Banks, Jr., James Benton, Theresa Brennan, Sarah Christine, Dewayne A. Furr, Melody Gentile, Michele N. Hanshew, Kerry Kurt Simpkins, John Barrett Hall
  • Publication number: 20180220373
    Abstract: A method for control of data transmission in a wireless communication system includes receiving, by an application, from a modem, information indicative of a radio coverage condition, where a user equipment (UE) includes the application and the modem; based on the received information, determining that the UE is in an enhanced coverage state; and in response to the determining, controlling uplink data transmission by the modem to reduce power consumption of the UE.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Applicant: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Claude Jean-Frederic ARZELIER, Stephen John BARRETT, Rene FAURIE, Karen Lynn BACHMAN
  • Publication number: 20180204390
    Abstract: A ticket dispenser comprising a housing body, a lockable housing door configured to close an opening in the housing body, a ticket dispensing aperture, a lockable security cover configured to prevent the removal of tickets through the aperture, and a lock assembly, wherein the lock assembly is configured to lock the housing door and security cover when in a first orientation, wherein the lock assembly is configured to lock the housing door and not to lock the security cover when in a second orientation, and wherein the lock assembly is configured not to lock the housing door or the security cover when in a third orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: John Barrett, Stephen Matthews