Patents by Inventor John Wolf

John Wolf 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: 8913488
    Abstract: A method for effecting communications, such as telephone calls, accesses to data network sites, alarm system communications, and/or other communications, having certain origins over a communications network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: BCE Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Allan Arsenault, David William Clark, Eric John Wolf, Sean MacLean Murray
  • Patent number: 8832259
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for remote monitoring and managing of network devices. The method comprises generating a list of managed devices on a user interface in a central management system, wherein raw events are transmitted from the managed devices to the central management system; marking a device for service on the user interface; and modifying the processing of events originated from the marked device so as to prevent a technical support center from generating a response to the events. Also disclosed is a system for remote monitoring and managing of network devices and a computer program product to assist remote monitoring and managing of network devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: James A. Kearns, Chad Allen Masters, Randolph John Wolf, Michael J. Brandon, Marc Branders, Andy D. Padla
  • Publication number: 20140199978
    Abstract: A system and a method for processing calls. The system comprises a database including: a plurality of telephony identifiers; and for each telephony identifier, information regarding a group of persons that is associated with the telephony identifier, each person of the group of persons being reachable by placing a call to the telephony identifier, the Information comprising, for each person of the group of persons, information related to processing of calls involving the person. The system also comprises a processing element having access to the database and being operative for: determining that a given call involves a particular person of the group of persons that is associated with a given one of the telephony identifiers; and processing the given call based on the information related to processing of calls involving the particular person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventors: David William CLARK, Eric John WOLF, Yannick LESSARD, Danica ROGERS, Nathan Gerald ARCHER, Jonathan Allan ARSENAULT, Luan Cao Tuong NGUYEN
  • Publication number: 20140177083
    Abstract: A writer assembly having two separately driven write coils allows a combined write field generated by the writer assembly to be fine turned and optimized for a particular application. Two preamplifiers may be incorporated into a printed circuit board in order to separately drive the write coils. In other implementations, there may be more than two write coils and corresponding preamplifiers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Kevin Richard Heim, Kirill A. Rivkin, Eric Meloche, John Wolf
  • Publication number: 20140129516
    Abstract: A method implemented by a network entity that comprises identifying contact information associated with a previously-originated call, receiving from a user information indicative of a desired modification to a database associated with the user, wherein the desired modification involves the contact information associated with the previously-originated call. The method further comprises configuring the database associated with the user at least in part on the basis of the desired modification and the contact information associated with the previously-originated call.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: BCE INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan Allan ARSENAULT, Nathan Gerald ARCHER, Eric John WOLF
  • Patent number: 8693652
    Abstract: A system and a method for processing calls. The system comprises a database including: a plurality of telephony identifiers; and for each telephony identifier, information regarding a group of persons that is associated with the telephony identifier, each person of the group of persons being reachable by placing a call to the telephony identifier, the information comprising, for each person of the group of persons, information related to processing of calls involving the person. The system also comprises a processing element having access to the database and being operative for: determining that a given call involves a particular person of the group of persons that is associated with a given one of the telephony identifiers; and processing the given call based on the information related to processing of calls involving the particular person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: BCE Inc.
    Inventors: David William Clark, Eric John Wolf, Yannick Lessard, Danica Rogers, Nathan Gerald Archer, Jonathan Allan Arsenault, Luan Cao Tuong Nguyen
  • Patent number: 8660257
    Abstract: A method implemented by a network entity that comprises identifying contact information associated with a previously-originated call, receiving from a user information indicative of a desired modification to a database associated with the user, wherein the desired modification involves the contact information associated with the previously-originated call. The method further comprises configuring the database associated with the user at least in part on the basis of the desired modification and the contact information associated with the previously-originated call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: BCE Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Allan Arsenault, Nathan Gerald Archer, Eric John Wolf
  • Publication number: 20130256466
    Abstract: The present technology provides a rail crossing remote diagnostics system. The rail crossing remote diagnostics system includes a rail crossing station monitor installed in a bungalow at a rail crossing station. The station monitor has a communication module, such as a wireless transceiver, a connection to the ethernet, a cellular transceiver, a telephone connection, or a modem. The rail crossing remote diagnostics system also includes one or more diagnostic sensors installed at the rail crossing station. The diagnostic sensors are adapted to communicate with the station monitor. The station monitor automatically monitors at least one device installed at the rail crossing station and generates rail crossing diagnostics reports. The present technology also provides a rail crossing diagnostics network that includes a network hub and one or more rail crossing remote diagnostics systems. Certain embodiments also provide methods for automatically monitoring the operation of a rail crossing station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventors: Richard C. Carlson, John Wolf, Kurt Gunther, Richard Carlson, JR.
  • Patent number: 8531992
    Abstract: The present invention discloses numerous implementations for IP-based call processing systems that can selectively control an outgoing call initiated by a source device to a destination device. The call processing system communicates with a Service Switching Point (SSP) associated with the source device and determines whether a media message is to be conveyed to the source device. It could determine a media message is to be conveyed to the source device for many reasons including to convey a message related to a call feature, to prompt a user to provide authorization data, to alert a user of particular information or to provide an audio element to the source device prior to establishing the outgoing call. Upon determining to effect control of the outgoing call, the call processing system causes the SSP to initiate a media connection between the source device and the call processing system. The call processing system can then utilize the media connection to convey a media message to the source device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: BCE Inc.
    Inventors: Gao Feng Liu, David William Clark, Jonathan Allan Arsenault, Eric John Wolf
  • Patent number: 8494134
    Abstract: A method for processing a call placed to a telephony identifier. The method comprises: obtaining information regarding an origin of the call; identifying a group of identities that is associated with the telephony identifier, each identity designating a party reachable by calling the telephony identifier; determining, based on the information regarding the origin of the call, that the call is intended for a particular identity among the group of identities; and causing routing of the call based on information associated with the particular identity. The party designated by each identity may be a different person. Also provided a system for processing a call placed to a telephony identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: BCE Inc.
    Inventors: David William Clark, Eric John Wolf, Yannick Lessard, Danica Rogers, Nathan Gerald Archer, Jonathan Allan Arsenault, Luan Cao Tuong Nguyen
  • Patent number: 8386615
    Abstract: According to embodiments of the present invention, there are provided a method, system and apparatus for joining a communication session. A method comprises receiving from a first communication device an indication of a desire of the first communication device to establish a communication session; the first communication device having been associated with a device group comprising the first communication device and at least one second communication device. The method further comprises determining if there exists an active communication session with the at least one second communication device. The method further comprises, responsive to existence of the active communication session, causing the first communication device to join the active communication session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: BCE Inc.
    Inventors: David William Clark, Eric John Wolf, Jeffrey William Dawson, Jonathan Allan Arsenault
  • Patent number: 8275896
    Abstract: A network entity comprising an input for receiving from a given IP device, a session initiation message for initiating a communication session over a packet based network via a session initiation message generated according to a particular session initiation protocol and a processing entity. The processing entity is operative for detecting a characteristic associated with the given IP device, determining, at least in part on the basis of the characteristic associated with the given device, a given interface module from a plurality of interface modules for processing the session initiation message generated according to the particular session initiation protocol and causing the first session initiation message generated according to the particular session initiation protocol to be processed by the given interface module for converting the first session initiation message into a second session initiation message generated according to a pre-determined session initiation protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: BCE Inc.
    Inventors: David William Clark, Jonathan Allan Arsenault, Eric John Wolf, Nathan Gerald Archer
  • Publication number: 20120113800
    Abstract: A method for effecting communications, such as telephone calls, accesses to data network sites, alarm system communications, and/or other communications, over a communications network. The method comprises: determining that an ability of first end-user equipment at a first end-user premise to communicate via a first communication link connecting the first end-user equipment to the communications network is disrupted; establishing a wireless communication link between the first end-user equipment and second end-user equipment at a second end-user premise; and causing information transmitted by or destined for the first end-user equipment to be exchanged over the communications network via the wireless communication link and a second communication link connecting the second end-user equipment to the communications network. Also provided are apparatus and computer-readable media containing a program element executable by a computing system to perform such a method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Inventors: Jonathan Allan Arsenault, David William Clark, Eric John Wolf, Sean MacLean Murray
  • Publication number: 20120008756
    Abstract: A method and system for causing a common calling party identifier to be output in association with an outgoing call. The method comprising receiving over a network connection an indication of an attempt by a first communication device to place an outgoing call to a called party and determining a common calling party identifier associated to the first communication device and at least one other communication device. Each of the first communication device and the at least one other communication device is associated with a respective different network identifier. Once determined, the method further comprises causing the common calling party identifier to be conveyed in association with the outgoing call.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2007
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Inventors: Jonathan Allan Arsenault, Eric John Wolf, David William Clark
  • Publication number: 20120008492
    Abstract: A method for effecting communications, such as telephone calls, accesses to data network sites, alarm system communications, and/or other communications, having certain origins over a communications network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Inventors: Jonathan Allan Arsenault, David William Clark, Eric John Wolf, Sean MacLean Murray
  • Publication number: 20110211440
    Abstract: A method for effecting communications, such as telephone calls, accesses to data network sites (e.g., web sites), alarm system communications, and/or other communications, having certain destinations over a communications network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Applicant: BCE INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan Allan Arsenault, David William Clark, Eric John Wolf, Sean Maclean Murray
  • Publication number: 20110164738
    Abstract: The present invention discloses numerous implementations for conveying an audio element to a source device initiating an outgoing call while a user of the source device is waiting for a user of a destination device to answer the call. A call processing system receives a call request message from the source device, determines an audio element from a plurality of audio elements to convey to the source device and initiates conveyance of the audio element to the source device in response to receiving the call request message. The system then causes establishment of a media connection between the source and destination devices and terminates conveyance of the audio element to the source device prior to or substantially simultaneous with the establishment of the media connection between the source and destination devices. In various implementations, the source device may be implemented within the PSTN and/or an IP network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2010
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Applicant: BCE INC.
    Inventors: David William CLARK, Sean MacLean Murray, Jonathan Allan Arsenault, Eric John Wolf, Gao Feng Liu
  • Publication number: 20110164739
    Abstract: The present invention discloses numerous implementations for conveying an audio element to a source device initiating an outgoing call while a user of the source device is waiting for a user of a destination device to answer the call. A call processing system receives a call request message from the source device, determines an audio element from a plurality of audio elements to convey to the source device and initiates conveyance of the audio element to the source device in response to receiving the call request message. The system then causes establishment of a media connection between the source and destination devices and terminates conveyance of the audio element to the source device prior to or substantially simultaneous with the establishment of the media connection between the source and destination devices. In various implementations, the source device may be implemented within the PSTN and/or an IP network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2010
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Applicant: BCE INC.
    Inventors: David William CLARK, Sean MacLean Murray, Jonathan Allan Arsenault, Eric John Wolf, Gao Feng Liu
  • Publication number: 20110158223
    Abstract: The present invention discloses numerous implementations for IP-based call processing systems that can selectively control an outgoing call initiated by a source device to a destination device. The call processing system causes a Service Switching Point (SSP) associated with the source device to initiate a media connection between the IP-based call processing system and the source device. The call processing system further causes initiation of a call feature for the outgoing call using the media connection with the source device. The call feature may include a call restriction feature, a call feature for conveying an audio element to the source device, a call record feature and a call feature for conveying information to the source device. The call processing system further causes establishment of a media connection between the source and the destination devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2009
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Applicant: BCE INC.
    Inventors: Gao Feng LIU, David William CLARK, Jonathan Allan ARSENAULT, Eric John WOLF
  • Publication number: 20110158130
    Abstract: The present invention discloses numerous implementations for IP-based call processing systems that can selectively control an outgoing call initiated by a source device to a destination device. The call processing system communicates with a Service Switching Point (SSP) associated with the source device and determines whether a media message is to be conveyed to the source device. It could determine a media message is to be conveyed to the source device for many reasons including to convey a message related to a call feature, to prompt a user to provide authorization data, to alert a user of particular information or to provide an audio element to the source device prior to establishing the outgoing call. Upon determining to effect control of the outgoing call, the call processing system causes the SSP to initiate a media connection between the source device and the call processing system. The call processing system can then utilize the media connection to convey a media message to the source device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2009
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Applicant: BCE INC.
    Inventors: Gao Feng Liu, David William Clark, Jonathan Allan Arsenault, Eric John Wolf