Patents by Inventor John Doucette

John Doucette 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: 20220207565
    Abstract: Methods for in-vehicle contextual promotions are described herein. In a first method a driver receives an in-vehicle promotion (for either food or fuel) based on a time of day, their location, route, favorite items, favorite vendors, and nearby vendors. The driver taps the promotion and receives a list of favorite items. The driver makes a selection of the favorite items, makes a payment for the selected product using an e-wallet, and picks up the selected product. In a second method, the driver may receive an in-vehicle promotion, including a “remind me later” link. When the user taps on the link, they may then access the promotion at a later time on their mobile phone app outside of the vehicle. The user taps on the saved link and is redirected to a vendor's website. The user may make a purchase for a product at the vendor's website at this later time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2021
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: William Mitchell Dornich, John Jasper, Paul Doucette, Victoria Repice, Marti Gold
  • Patent number: 9544080
    Abstract: The invention includes, among other things, a system for passing TDM traffic through a packet switch. In one embodiment, the system includes a packet switch that has a plurality of data ports and is capable of routing FSDU packets between the plurality of data ports. A TDM encapsulation circuit process a TDM data flow that is incoming to the switch. A circuit demultiplexer processes the incoming data flow to buffer data associated with different TDM circuits into different buffer locations. A timer monitors the amount of time available to fill the FSDU, and when the time period reaches the frame boundary, an FSDU generator generates an FSDU that is filled with data associated with the TDM circuits. Header information is added for allowing the packet switch to route the generated FSDU to a port associated with the respective TDM circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Genband US LLC
    Inventors: Daniel W. English, John Doucette, Paul Miller, Hicham Saab
  • Patent number: 9025464
    Abstract: A simple and effective pre-processing step to reduce the complexity of solving p-cycle network design problems involving pre-selecting candidate cycles based on their topological score (TS) and a priori efficiency (AE) is disclosed. The disclosure contains a case study that examines joint optimization of working routes with placement of p-cycles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Telecommunications Research Laboratories
    Inventors: Wayne D. Grover, John Doucette
  • Publication number: 20140301398
    Abstract: The invention includes, among other things, a system for passing TDM traffic through a packet switch. In one embodiment, the system includes a packet switch that has a plurality of data ports and is capable of routing FSDU packets between the plurality of data ports. A TDM encapsulation circuit process a TDM data flow that is incoming to the switch. A circuit demultiplexer processes the incoming data flow to buffer data associated with different TDM circuits into different buffer locations. A timer monitors the amount of time available to fill the FSDU, and when the time period reaches the frame boundary, an FSDU generator generates an FSDU that is filled with data associated with the TDM circuits. Header information is added for allowing the packet switch to route the generated FSDU to a port associated with the respective TDM circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Daniel W. English, John Doucette, Paul Miller, Hicham Saab
  • Patent number: 8773996
    Abstract: The invention includes, among other things, a system for passing TDM traffic through a packet switch. In one embodiment, the system includes a packet switch that has a plurality of data ports and is capable of routing FSDU packets between the plurality of data ports. A TDM encapsulation circuit process a TDM data flow that is incoming to the switch. A circuit demultiplexer processes the incoming data flow to buffer data associated with different TDM circuits into different buffer locations. A timer monitors the amount of time available to fill the FSDU, and when the time period reaches the frame boundary, an FSDU generator generates an FSDU that is filled with data associated with the TDM circuits. Header information is added for allowing the packet switch to route the generated FSDU to a port associated with the respective TDM circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Genband US LLC
    Inventors: Daniel W. English, John Doucette, Paul Miller, Jr., Hicham Saab
  • Patent number: 8619578
    Abstract: Presently described is a system and method for switching multimedia data communications, including but not limited to Voice over IP (VoIP) telephony, cable TV, digital audio and video. The system utilizes a single, integrated device to provide all PacketCable-compliant functionality, including enhanced user privacy, compliance with CALEA, E911 and other mandated services not available in conventional distributed PacketCable systems. High speed and efficient, low cost operation are provided by means of an optimized data unit encapsulation scheme for internal switching and routing. A proprietary fiber optic backplane and removable optical connectors are used to enable lightspeed internal communications hot-swapping of components. Furthermore, the present system is extensible to all forms of digital data switching and is secure, resistant to Denial of Service attacks, and fault-resilient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Genband US, LLC
    Inventors: Geoffrey Devine, Patrick Quigley, Jeffrey J. Fitzgerald, Daniel W. English, John Doucette, Paul Miller, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8554475
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, for a static and dynamic contours. A method includes rendering a contour map including static contours and dynamic contours, and displaying the contour map on a device to a user. A Global Positioning System (GPS) device includes a processor coupled with an input device, memory, and the display, and the processor linked to a GPS receiver coupled with a GPS antenna, the memory including a vector source database, a parameter source database and a contour map process to render a topographic map comprising static contour lines and dynamic contour lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Mitac International Corporation
    Inventors: Justin John Doucette, Karunanidhi Upparapalli
  • Publication number: 20130128740
    Abstract: Presently described is a system and method for switching multimedia data communications, including but not limited to Voice over IP (VoIP) telephony, cable TV, digital audio and video. The system utilizes a single, integrated device to provide all PacketCable-compliant functionality, including enhanced user privacy, compliance with CALEA, E911 and other mandated services not available in conventional distributed PacketCable systems. High speed and efficient, low cost operation are provided by means of an optimized data unit encapsulation scheme for internal switching and routing. A proprietary fiber optic backplane and removable optical connectors are used to enable lightspeed internal communications hot-swapping of components. Furthermore, the present system is extensible to all forms of digital data switching and is secure, resistant to Denial of Service attacks, and fault-resilient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Inventors: Geoffrey Devine, Patrick Quigley, Jeffrey J. Fitzgerald, Daniel W. English, John Doucette, Paul Miller
  • Patent number: 8223801
    Abstract: Presently described is a system and method for switching multimedia data communications, including but not limited to Voice over IP (VoIP) telephony, cable TV, digital audio and video. The system utilizes a single, integrated device to provide all PacketCable-compliant functionality, including enhanced user privacy, compliance with CALEA, E911 and other mandated services not available in conventional distributed PacketCable systems. High speed and efficient, low cost operation are provided by means of an optimized data unit encapsulation scheme for internal switching and routing. A proprietary fiber optic backplane and removable optical connectors are used to enable lightspeed internal communications hot-swapping of components. Furthermore, the present system is extensible to all forms of digital data switching and is secure, resistant to Denial of Service attacks, and fault-resilient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Genband US LLC
    Inventors: Paul Miller, Jr., Geoffrey Devine, Patrick Quigley, Jeffrey J. Fitzgerald, Daniel W. English, John Doucette
  • Patent number: 7719962
    Abstract: A method to increase the capacity efficiency of span-restorable mesh networking on sparse facility graphs. The new approach views the network as a “meta-mesh of chain sub-networks”. This makes the prospect of WDM mesh networking more economically viable than with previous mesh-based design where the average nodal degree is low. The meta-mesh graph is a homeomorphism of the complete network in which edges are either direct spans or chains of degree-2 nodes. The main advantage is that loop-back type spare capacity is provided only for the working demands that originate or terminate in a chain, not for the entire flow that crosses chains. The latter “express” flows are entirely mesh-protected within the meta-mesh graph which is of higher average degree and hence efficiency for mesh restoration, than the network as a whole. Nodal equipment savings also arise from the grooming of express lightpaths onto the logical chain-bypass span. Only the meta-mesh nodes need optical cross-connect functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Telecommunications Research Laboratories
    Inventors: Wayne D. Grover, John Doucette
  • Publication number: 20100118877
    Abstract: Presently described is a system and method for switching multimedia data communications, including but not limited to Voice over IP (VoIP) telephony, cable TV, digital audio and video. The system utilizes a single, integrated device to provide all PacketCable-compliant functionality, including enhanced user privacy, compliance with CALEA, E911 and other mandated services not available in conventional distributed PacketCable systems. High speed and efficient, low cost operation are provided by means of an optimized data unit encapsulation scheme for internal switching and routing. A proprietary fiber optic backplane and removable optical connectors are used to enable lightspeed internal communications hot-swapping of components. Furthermore, the present system is extensible to all forms of digital data switching and is secure, resistant to Denial of Service attacks, and fault-resilient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Applicant: Cedar Point Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey Devine, Patrick Quigley, Jeffrey J. Fitzgerald, Daniel W. English, John Doucette, Paul Miller
  • Publication number: 20100008357
    Abstract: The invention includes, among other things, a system for passing TDM traffic through a packet switch. In one embodiment, the system includes a packet switch that has a plurality of data ports and is capable of routing FSDU packets between the plurality of data ports. A TDM encapsulation circuit process a TDM data flow that is incoming to the switch. A circuit demultiplexer processes the incoming data flow to buffer data associated with different TDM circuits into different buffer locations. A timer monitors the amount of time available to fill the FSDU, and when the time period reaches the frame boundary, an FSDU generator generates an FSDU that is filled with data associated with the TDM circuits. Header information is added for allowing the packet switch to route the generated FSDU to a port associated with the respective TDM circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2009
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Applicant: Cedar Point Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel W. English, John Doucette, Paul Miller, Hicham Saab
  • Publication number: 20090238180
    Abstract: Presently described is a system and method for switching multimedia data communications, including but not limited to Voice over IP (VoIP) telephony, cable TV, digital audio and video. The system utilizes a single, integrated device to provide all PacketCable-compliant functionality, including enhanced user privacy, compliance with CALEA, E911 and other mandated services not available in conventional distributed PacketCable systems. High speed and efficient, low cost operation are provided by means of an optimized data unit encapsulation scheme for internal switching and routing. A proprietary fiber optic backplane and removable optical connectors are used to enable lightspeed internal communications hot-swapping of components. Furthermore, the present system is extensible to all forms of digital data switching and is secure, resistant to Denial of Service attacks, and fault-resilient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2008
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Applicant: Cedar Point Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey Devine, Patrick Quigley, Jeffrey J. Fitzgerald, Daniel W. English, John Doucette, Paul Miller, JR.
  • Patent number: 7545801
    Abstract: Systems for in-band control that establish relationships between incoming data and one or more destinations to which the data is to be transmitted. In the in-band control embodiments described herein, a connection is established between two ends of a circuit by provisioning at one end of the circuit. A circuit connection table is kept at both ends of the circuit. This table contains the new and existing circuit connection information. A software process writes to the connection table at the local end of the circuit with the address information of the remote end of the circuit. The circuit connection information is to be periodically sent to the remote end to establish or tear down new connections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Assignee: Cedar Point Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Miller, Jr., Daniel W. English, John Doucette, Hicham Saab
  • Publication number: 20090087034
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, for a static and dynamic contours. A method includes rendering a contour map including static contours and dynamic contours, and displaying the contour map on a device to a user. A Global Positioning System (GPS) device includes a processor coupled with an input device, memory, and the display, and the processor linked to a GPS receiver coupled with a GPS antenna, the memory including a vector source database, a parameter source database and a contour map process to render a topographic map comprising static contour lines and dynamic contour lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2007
    Publication date: April 2, 2009
    Inventors: Justin John Doucette, Karunanidhi Upparapalli
  • Patent number: 7505456
    Abstract: The invention includes, among other things, a system for passing TDM traffic through a packet switch. In one embodiment, the system includes a packet switch that has a plurality of data ports and is capable of routing FSDU packets between the plurality of data ports. A TDM encapsulation circuit process a TDM data flow that is incoming to the switch. A circuit demultiplexer processes the incoming data flow to buffer data associated with different TDM circuits into different buffer locations. A timer monitors the amount of time available to fill the FSDU, and when the time period reaches the frame boundary, an FSDU generator generates an FSDU that is filled with data associated with the TDM circuits. Header information is added for allowing the packet switch to route the generated FSDU to a port associated with the respective TDM circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Assignee: Cedar Point Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel W. English, John Doucette, Paul Miller, Hicham Saab
  • Patent number: 7450614
    Abstract: Presently described is a system and method for switching multimedia data communications, including but not limited to Voice over IP (VoIP) telephony, cable TV, digital audio and video. The system utilizes a single, integrated device to provide all Packet Cable-compliant functionality, including enhanced user privacy, compliance with CALEA, E911 and other mandated services not available in conventional distributed Packet Cable systems. High speed and efficient, low cost operation are provided by means of an optimized data unit encapsulation scheme for internal switching and routing. A proprietary fiber optic backplane and removable optical connectors are used to enable light speed internal communications hot-swapping of components. Furthermore, the present system is extensible to all forms of digital data switching and is secure, resistant to Denial of Service attacks, and fault-resilient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2008
    Assignee: Cedar Point Communications
    Inventors: Geoffrey Devine, Patrick Quigley, Jeffrey J. Fitzgerald, Daniel W. English, John Doucette, Paul Miller
  • Publication number: 20060187957
    Abstract: Presently described is a system and method for switching multimedia data communications, including but not limited to Voice over IP (VoIP) telephony, cable TV, digital audio and video. The system utilizes a single, integrated device to provide all PacketCable-compliant functionality, including enhanced user privacy, compliance with CALEA, E911 and other mandated services not available in conventional distributed PacketCable systems. High speed and efficient, low cost operation are provided by means of an optimized data unit encapsulation scheme for internal switching and routing. A proprietary fiber optic backplane and removable optical connectors are used to enable lightspeed internal communications hot-swapping of components. Furthermore, the present system is extensible to all forms of digital data switching and is secure, resistant to Denial of Service attacks, and fault-resilient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2006
    Publication date: August 24, 2006
    Applicant: Cedar Point Communications
    Inventors: Geoffrey Devine, Patrick Quigley, Jeffrey Fitzgerald, Daniel English, John Doucette, Paul Miller
  • Patent number: 7075892
    Abstract: A method of designing a telecommunications network, the method comprising the steps of A) for all working demand flows required to be routed in the telecommunications network, finding an initial topology of spans between nodes in the telecommunications network that is sufficient for routing all working demand flows, while attempting to minimize the cost of providing the spans; B) given the initial topology of spans identified in step A, finding a set of additional spans that ensures restorability of working demand flows that are required to be restored in case of failure of any span in the initial topology of spans, while attempting to minimize the cost of providing additional spans; and C) starting with the initial topology of spans and the additional spans identified in step B, finding a final topology of spans between nodes in the telecommunications network that attempts to minimize the total cost of the final topology of spans, while routing all working demand flows and ensuring restorability of working d
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2006
    Assignee: Telecommunications Research Laboratories
    Inventors: Wayne D. Grover, John Doucette
  • Patent number: 7035289
    Abstract: Presently described is a system and method for switching multimedia data communications, including but not limited to Voice over IP (VoIP) telephony, cable TV, digital audio and video. The system utilizes a single, integrated device to provide all PacketCable-compliant functionality, including enhanced user privacy, compliance with CALEA, E911 and other mandated services not available in conventional distributed PacketCable systems. High speed and efficient, low cost operation are provided by means of an optimized data unit encapsulation scheme for internal switching and routing. A proprietary fiber optic backplane and removable optical connectors are used to enable lightspeed internal communications hot-swapping of components. Furthermore, the present system is extensible to all forms of digital data switching and is secure, resistant to Denial of Service attacks, and fault-resilient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Assignee: Cedar Point Communications
    Inventors: Geoffrey Devine, Patrick Quigley, Jeffrey J. Fitzgerald, Daniel W. English, John Doucette, Paul Miller