Patents by Inventor John M. Payne

John M. Payne 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).

  • Patent number: 9380106
    Abstract: A system and method for data communication connecting on-line networks with on-line and off-line computers. The present system provides for broadcast of up to the minute notification centric information thereby providing an instant call to action for users who are provided with the ability to instantaneously retrieve further detailed information. The notification centric portions of information is wirelessly broadcast to wireless receiving devices which are attached to computing devices. Upon receipt of the information at the personal computer, the user is notified through different multimedia alerts that there is an incoming message. Wirelessly broadcasted URL's, associated with the data, are embedded in data packets and provide an automated wired or wireless connection back to the information source for obtaining detailed data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: SimpleAir, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Payne, Tim Von Kaenel, Jeffrey Odell, David Starr, Jason Katz
  • Patent number: 9356899
    Abstract: A system and method for data communication connecting on-line networks with on-line and off-line computers. The present system provides for broadcast of up to the minute notification centric information thereby providing an instant call to action for users who are provided with the ability to instantaneously retrieve further detailed information. The notification centric portions of information is wirelessly broadcast to wireless receiving devices which are attached to computing devices. Upon receipt of the information at the personal computer, the user is notified through different multimedia alerts that there is an incoming message. Wirelessly broadcasted URL's, associated with the data, are embedded in data packets and provide an automated wired or wireless connection back to the information source for obtaining detailed data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: SimpleAir, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Payne, Tim Von Kaenel, Jeffrey Odell, David Starr, Jason Katz
  • Patent number: 9354043
    Abstract: Methods are disclosed wherein the structural health of a civil structure, pressure vessel, or the like is measured by electronic distance measurement (EDM) from a plurality of stable locations to a plurality of cardinal points on the structure in a methodical manner. By measuring the coordinates of the cardinal points, the dynamic and long-term static behavior of the structure provide an indication of the health of the structure. Analyses includes: comparison to a Finite Element Model (FEM); comparison to historical data; and modeling based on linearity, hysteresis, symmetry, creep, damping coefficient, and harmonic analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignees: Sophie Lin, Trustee of the John Michael Payne Family Trust
    Inventors: David H. Parker, John M. Payne, Sophie Lin
  • Publication number: 20140337447
    Abstract: A system and method for data communication connecting on-line networks with on-line and off-line computers. The present system provides for broadcast of up to the minute notification centric information thereby providing an instant call to action for users who are provided with the ability to instantaneously retrieve further detailed information. The notification centric portions of information is wirelessly broadcast to wireless receiving devices which are attached to computing devices. Upon receipt of the information at the personal computer, the user is notified through different multimedia alerts that there is an incoming message. Wirelessly broadcasted URL's, associated with the data, are embedded in data packets and provide an automated wired or wireless connection back to the information source for obtaining detailed data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: John M. Payne, Tim Von Kaenel, Jeffrey Odell, David Starr, Jason Katz
  • Publication number: 20140214992
    Abstract: A system and method for enabling structured communication among a social network is disclosed. The system enables a user to formulate a question and answer pattern including potential responses to the question based upon the form of question. The system then translates and transmits a message including the question and answer pattern to users over a plurality of different messaging platforms for eliciting responses to the question using the answer pattern. The system then aggregates responses to the question and presents the responses in a summary format. A language for defining messages according to static and dynamic content and other attributes is disclosed. Collaborative filtering reduces the decision space and as a result increases the possible range of specialized communications a user can choose from and apply or the message processing space available to contemplate alternatives resulting in more effective choices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: CircleUp, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Payne, Douglas W. Tung
  • Patent number: 8762529
    Abstract: A digital postal mail delivery service provides a mail push notification service (MPNS) whereby recipients of sender mailers are invited to join the service in a secure and seamless manner. Preferably, MPNS notifications are provided periodically, continuously, or on demand, and these notifications may be coordinated with other physical or digital mail activities to increase the likelihood of converting new users to the service. The MPNS service takes advantage of publicly-accessible sources of user information to build a registry of potential users who can be matched to information provided by the senders. Upon receipt of a push notification, a customer may register for the service; during that registration, the service verifies the customer's identity and residence in a secure and efficient manner, preferably using the information originally obtained from the sender.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Zumbox, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Payne, David D. Elkins
  • Publication number: 20140156775
    Abstract: A system and method for data communication connecting on-line networks with on-line and off-line computers. The present system provides for broadcast of up to the minute notification centric information thereby providing an instant call to action for users who are provided with the ability to instantaneously retrieve further detailed information. The notification centric portions of information is wirelessly broadcast to wireless receiving devices which are attached to computing devices. Upon receipt of the information at the personal computer, the user is notified through different multimedia alerts that there is an incoming message. Wirelessly broadcasted URL's, associated with the data, are embedded in data packets and provide an automated wired or wireless connection back to the information source for obtaining detailed data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: SimpleAir, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Payne, Tim Von Kaenel, Jeffrey Odell, David Starr, Jason Katz
  • Patent number: 8726169
    Abstract: A system and method for enabling structured communication among a social network is disclosed. The system enables a user to formulate a question and answer pattern including potential responses to the question based upon the form of question. The system then translates and transmits a message including the question and answer pattern to users over a plurality of different messaging platforms for eliciting responses to the question using the answer pattern. The system then aggregates responses to the question and presents the responses in a summary format. A language for defining messages according to static and dynamic content and other attributes is disclosed. Collaborative filtering reduces the decision space and as a result increases the possible range of specialized communications a user can choose from and apply or the message processing space available to contemplate alternatives resulting in more effective choices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: CircleUP, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Payne, Douglas W. Tung
  • Patent number: 8656048
    Abstract: A system and method for data communication connecting on-line networks with on-line and off-line computers. The present system provides for broadcast of up to the minute notification centric information thereby providing an instant call to action for users who are provided with the ability to instantaneously retrieve further detailed information. The notification centric portions of information is wirelessly broadcast to wireless receiving devices which are attached to computing devices. Upon receipt of the information at the personal computer, the user is notified through different multimedia alerts that there is an incoming message. Wirelessly broadcasted URL's, associated with the data, are embedded in data packets and provide an automated wired or wireless connection back to the information source for obtaining detailed data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: SimpleAir, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Payne, Tim Von Kaenel, Jeffrey Wang, Jeffrey Odell, David Starr, Jason Katz
  • Patent number: 8639838
    Abstract: A system and method for data communication connecting on-line networks with on-line and off-line computers. The present system provides for broadcast of up to the minute notification centric information thereby providing an instant call to action for users who are provided with the ability to instantaneously retrieve further detailed information. The notification centric portions of information is wirelessly broadcast to wireless receiving devices which are attached to computing devices. Upon receipt of the information at the personal computer, the user is notified through different multimedia alerts that there is an incoming message. Wirelessly broadcasted URL's, associated with the data, are embedded in data packets and provide an automated wired or wireless connection back to the information source for obtaining detailed data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: SimpleAir, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Payne, Tim Von Kaenel, Jeffrey Wang, Jeffrey Odell, David Starr, Jason Katz
  • Publication number: 20130346509
    Abstract: A digital postal mail connector (or “gateway”) is supported within an enterprise's (a mailer's) digital delivery infrastructure, preferably as a rack-mounted hardware appliance or software install. The digital postal mail gateway interfaces with the mailer's existing print process (e.g., a print stream processor) to automatically create an alternative output stream that is sent as one or more digital files and received online by the mailer's customers in web-based electronic mailboxes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: ZUMBOX, INC.
    Inventors: David D. Elkins, John M. Payne
  • Patent number: 8601154
    Abstract: A system and method for data communication connecting on-line networks with on-line and off-line computers. The present system provides for broadcast of up to the minute notification centric information thereby providing an instant call to action for users who are provided with the ability to instantaneously retrieve further detailed information. The notification centric portions of information is wirelessly broadcast to wireless receiving devices which are attached to computing devices. Upon receipt of the information at the personal computer, the user is notified through different multimedia alerts that there is an incoming message. Wirelessly broadcasted URL's, associated with the data, are embedded in data packets and provide an automated wired or wireless connection back to the information source for obtaining detailed data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: SimpleAir, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Payne, Tim Von Kaenel, Jeffrey Wang, Jeffrey Odell, David Starr, Jason Katz
  • Patent number: 8572279
    Abstract: A system and method for data communication connecting on-line networks with on-line and off-line computers. The present system provides for broadcast of up to the minute notification centric information thereby providing an instant call to action for users who are provided with the ability to instantaneously retrieve further detailed information. The notification centric portions of information is wirelessly broadcast to wireless receiving devices which are attached to computing devices. Upon receipt of the information at the personal computer, the user is notified through different multimedia alerts that there is an incoming message. Wirelessly broadcasted URL's, associated with the data, are embedded in data packets and provide an automated wired or wireless connection back to the information source for obtaining detailed data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: SimpleAir, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Payne, Tim Von Kaenel, Jeffrey Wang, Jeffrey Odell, David Starr, Jason Katz
  • Publication number: 20130282872
    Abstract: A system and method for data communication connecting on-line networks with on-line and off-line computers. The present system provides for broadcast of up to the minute notification centric information thereby providing an instant call to action for users who are provided with the ability to instantaneously retrieve further detailed information. The notification centric portions of information is wirelessly broadcast to wireless receiving devices which are attached to computing devices. Upon receipt of the information at the personal computer, the user is notified through different multimedia alerts that there is an incoming message. Wirelessly broadcasted URL's, associated with the data, are embedded in data packets and provide an automated wired or wireless connection back to the information source for obtaining detailed data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventors: John M. Payne, Tim Von Kaenel, Jeffrey Wang, Jeffrey Odell, David Starr, Jason Katz
  • Publication number: 20130282873
    Abstract: A system and method for data communication connecting on-line networks with on-line and off-line computers. The present system provides for broadcast of up to the minute notification centric information thereby providing an instant call to action for users who are provided with the ability to instantaneously retrieve further detailed information. The notification centric portions of information is wirelessly broadcast to wireless receiving devices which are attached to computing devices. Upon receipt of the information at the personal computer, the user is notified through different multimedia alerts that there is an incoming message. Wirelessly broadcasted URL's, associated with the data, are embedded in data packets and provide an automated wired or wireless connection back to the information source for obtaining detailed data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventors: John M. Payne, Tim Von Kaenel, Jeffrey Wang, Jeffrey Odell, David Starr, Jason Katz
  • Patent number: 8489707
    Abstract: A system and method for data communication connecting on-line networks with on-line and off-line computers. The present system provides for broadcast of up to the minute notification centric information thereby providing an instant call to action for users who are provided with the ability to instantaneously retrieve further detailed information. The notification centric portions of information is wirelessly broadcast to wireless receiving devices which are attached to computing devices. Upon receipt of the information at the personal computer, the user is notified through different multimedia alerts that there is an incoming message. Wirelessly broadcasted URL's, associated with the data, are embedded in data packets and provide an automated wired or wireless connection back to the information source for obtaining detailed data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: SimpleAir, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Payne, Tim Von Kaenel, Jeffrey Wang, Jeffrey Odell, David Starr, Jason Katz
  • Publication number: 20120250004
    Abstract: Methods are disclosed wherein the structural health of a civil structure, pressure vessel, or the like is measured by electronic distance measurement (EDM) from a plurality of stable locations to a plurality of cardinal points on the structure in a methodical manner. By measuring the coordinates of the cardinal points, the dynamic and long-term static behavior of the structure provide an indication of the health of the structure. Analyses includes: comparison to a Finite Element Model (FEM); comparison to historical data; and modeling based on linearity, hysteresis, symmetry, creep, damping coefficient, and harmonic analysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicants: Sophie Lin, Trustee of the John Michael Payne Family Trust
    Inventors: David H. Parker, John M. Payne, Sophie Lin
  • Patent number: 8209134
    Abstract: Methods are disclosed wherein the structural health of a civil structure, such as, but not limited to, a bridge or the like is measured by electronic distance measurement (EDM) from a plurality of stable locations to a plurality of cardinal points on the structure in a methodical manner. By measuring the coordinates of the cardinal points, the dynamic and long-term static behavior of the structure provide an indication of the health of the structure. Analysis includes: comparison to a Finite Element Model (FEM); comparison to historical data; and modeling based on linearity, hysteresis, symmetry, creep, damping coefficient, and harmonic analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignees: Sophie Lin
    Inventors: David H. Parker, John M. Payne, Sophie Lin, legal representative
  • Patent number: 8090803
    Abstract: A system and method for data communication connecting on-line networks with on-line and off-line computers. The present system provides for broadcast of up to the minute notification centric information thereby providing an instant call to action for users who are provided with the ability to instantaneously retrieve further detailed information. The notification centric portions of information is wirelessly broadcast to wireless receiving devices which are attached to computing devices. Upon receipt of the information at the personal computer, the user is notified through different multimedia alerts that there is an incoming message. Wirelessly broadcasted URL's, associated with the data, are embedded in data packets and provide an automated wired or wireless connection back to the information source for obtaining detailed data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: SimpleAir, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Payne, Tim Von Kaenel, Jeffrey Wang, Jeffrey Odell, David Starr, Jason Katz
  • Publication number: 20110138021
    Abstract: A system and method for data communication connecting on-line networks with on-line and off-line computers. The present system provides for broadcast of up to the minute notification centric information thereby providing an instant call to action for users who are provided with the ability to instantaneously retrieve further detailed information. The notification centric portions of information is wirelessly broadcast to wireless receiving devices which are attached to computing devices. Upon receipt of the information at the personal computer, the user is notified through different multimedia alerts that there is an incoming message. Wirelessly broadcasted URL's, associated with the data, are embedded in data packets and provide an automated wired or wireless connection back to the information source for obtaining detailed data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Inventors: John M. Payne, Tim Von Kaenel, Jeffrey Wang, Jeffrey Odell, David Starr, Jason Katz