Patents by Inventor Julio A. Gonzalez

Julio A. Gonzalez 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: 20150281948
    Abstract: A method for routing calls between a third party telecommunications device (“TD”) and a subscriber TD associated with a primary service and a second line service (“SLS”) involves associating the SLS number of the subscriber, the primary number of the subscriber and the primary number of a third party via a common relationship number. Calls directed from a third party to the SLS number of a subscriber are routed to an SLS platform and redirected to the subscriber TD. Calls directed from the subscriber TD to the third party use the relationship number to route the call to the SLS platform. The combination of the primary service number and the relationship number identifies the third party number for call completion. Calls can be directed to and from an SLS number of a subscriber TD using a combination of protocols such as ISUP, CAP and SIP.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2015
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: George Backhaus, Jignesh Gandhi, Julio Gonzalez, John Green, Philip Lowman, Paul Rubenstein, Mike Speanburg
  • Publication number: 20150271336
    Abstract: A method and system are described for servicing a second line service (“SLS”) based communication request originating from a subscriber's telecommunications device (“TD”) even if the call signal does not include sufficient information to identify the phone number from which the subscriber initiated the call. The method involves associating the SLS phone number of the subscriber, the primary number of the subscriber and the primary number of a third party via a special relationship number.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Inventors: George Backhaus, Jignesh Gandhi, Julio Gonzalez, John Green, Philip Lowman, Paul Rubenstein, Mike Speanburg
  • Publication number: 20150271774
    Abstract: A method for servicing an SLS based communication request between a third party TD that is situated inside of the locality serviced by its primary service provider network and a TD associated with an SLS subscriber that is situated outside of the locality serviced by its primary service provider network involves associating the local SLS phone number of the subscriber, the primary number of the subscriber and the primary number of a third party via a common relationship number. Calls directed from a third party to the SLS phone number of a subscriber are routed to an SLS platform and redirected to the subscriber TD. Calls directed from the subscriber TD to the third party use the relationship number to route the call to the SLS platform. The combination of the primary service number and the relationship number identifies the third party number for call completion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Inventors: George Backhaus, Jignesh Gandhi, Julio Gonzalez, John Green, Philip Lowman, Paul Rubenstein, Mike Speanburg
  • Publication number: 20150271731
    Abstract: A method and system for the leveraging a reserved relationship number by an SLS platform and/or SLS phone module for the purpose of performing special operations other than making an SLS call available for termination at a subscriber TD and/or a third party TD involve associating the SLS phone number of the subscriber, the primary number of the subscriber and a next set of instructions via a common reserved relationship number.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Inventors: George Backhaus, Jignesh Gandhi, Julio Gonzalez, John Green, Philip Lowman, Paul Rubenstein, Mike Speanburg
  • Publication number: 20150079998
    Abstract: A method and system for providing a second line service (“SLS”) feature to a subscriber using a telecommunications device (“TD”) which includes receiving at a switch on the network of the subscriber's primary service provider a communication made up of a trigger and a directory number. When the communication is received at the primary service provider's switch, the switch parses the communication and detects the trigger. Once the switch has received the communication, the switch additionally transmits a query message to a SLS platform that manages the SLS feature. As a result of the switch's query message transmission, the switch receives a reply to the query message from the SLS platform. Based at least in part on the reply to the query message, the switch can route the communication such that the switch connects one or multiple voice channel circuit between the subscriber's TD and the terminating TD.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Philip Lowman, George Backhaus, Jingnesh Gandhi, Julio Gonzalez, John Green, Paul Rubenstein, Mike Speanburg
  • Patent number: 8869844
    Abstract: An apparatus includes means for providing one-way degassing valves to be installed on corresponding containers; means for placing a viscous liquid in each of the plurality of one-way degassing valves to provide a corresponding plurality of installable one-way degassing valves; means for capturing an image of at least a portion of at least some of the plurality of installable one-way degassing valves; and control means for automatically and non-destructively determining for the at least some of the plurality of installable one-way degassing valves, prior to installation on the corresponding containers, by using the image, whether the viscous liquid has been properly placed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC
    Inventors: Arthur A. Sagy, Julio A. Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 8687004
    Abstract: At least certain embodiments of the present disclosure include a font file having graphic image files. In one embodiment, the font includes a set of glyphs and the font file includes a set of predetermined information of each glyph and graphic image data of each glyph. The graphic image data contains a graphic image of the corresponding glyph, which may be a multi-color glyph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Julio A. Gonzalez, Tung A. Tseung
  • Publication number: 20130295899
    Abstract: A method for routing calls between a third party telecommunications device (“TD”) and a subscriber TD associated with a primary service and a second line service (“SLS”) involves associating the SLS number of the subscriber, the primary number of the subscriber and the primary number of a third party via a common relationship number. Calls directed from a third party to the SLS number of a subscriber are routed to an SLS platform and redirected to the subscriber TD. Calls directed from the subscriber TD to the third party use the relationship number to route the call to the SLS platform. The combination of the SLS number and the relationship number identifies the third party calling number for call completion. Calls can be directed to and from an SLS number of a subscriber TD without having to coordinate the provisioning of a call through the subscriber's primary service provider.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Philip Lowman, George Backhaus, Jignesh Gandhi, Julio Gonzalez, John Green, Paul Rubenstein, Michael Speanburg
  • Publication number: 20130295892
    Abstract: A method for routing calls between a third party telecommunications device (“TD”) and a subscriber TD associated with a primary service and a second line service (“SLS”) involves associating the SLS number of the subscriber, the primary number of the subscriber and the primary number of a third party via a common relationship number. Calls directed from a third party to the SLS number of a subscriber are routed to an SLS platform and redirected to the subscriber TD. Calls directed from the subscriber TD to the third party use the relationship number to route the call to the SLS platform. The combination of the primary service number and the relationship number identifies the third party number for call completion. Calls can be directed to and from an SLS number of a subscriber TD using a combination of protocols such as ISUP, CAP and SIP.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: George Backhaus, Jignesh Gandhi, Julio Gonzalez, John Green, Philip Lowman, Paul Rubenstein, Mike Speanburg
  • Patent number: 8575775
    Abstract: An electrical power generation system for harvesting underwater river currents which generally includes one or more flotation members, a platform connected to the flotation members such that the platform is supported at least partially above a water surface of a river, at least one turbine extending below the platform, wherein the at least one turbine is positioned within an underwater current stream and generally comprised of an inverted wind turbine structure, at least one electrical generator positioned upon the platform and mechanically connected to the turbine to receive the rotational torque to be converted to electrical energy, wherein the electrical energy is transferred to an electrical grid distribution system, and an anchoring system having a rigid stabilization rod pivotally connected on each end for securing the platform to the embankment such as to permit the platform to rise and fall with the water surface of the river.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Inventor: Julio Gonzalez-Carlo
  • Publication number: 20130153061
    Abstract: An apparatus includes means for providing one-way degassing valves to be installed on corresponding containers; means for placing a viscous liquid in each of the plurality of one-way degassing valves to provide a corresponding plurality of installable one-way degassing valves; means for capturing an image of at least a portion of at least some of the plurality of installable one-way degassing valves; and control means for automatically and non-destructively determining for the at least some of the plurality of installable one-way degassing valves, prior to installation on the corresponding containers, by using the image, whether the viscous liquid has been properly placed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Inventors: Arthur A. Sagy, Julio A. Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 8371343
    Abstract: One provides (101) a plurality of one-way degassing valves (202) that are to be installed on corresponding containers and places (102) a viscous liquid (such as silicon oil) (205) in each of the plurality of one-way degassing valves to provide a corresponding plurality of installable one-way degassing valves (208). These teachings then provide for automatically and non-destructively determining (103), prior to installation of these valves on the corresponding containers, whether the viscous liquid has been properly placed. By one approach, this can comprise using a captured image (210) of at least a portion of each such one-way degassing valve to make this determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC
    Inventors: Arthur A. Sagy, Julio A. Gonzalez
  • Publication number: 20120105454
    Abstract: At least certain embodiments of the present disclosure include a font file having graphic image files. In one embodiment, the font includes a set of glyphs and the font file includes a set of predetermined information of each glyph and graphic image data of each glyph. The graphic image data contains a graphic image of the corresponding glyph, which may be a multi-color glyph.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Inventors: Julio A. Gonzalez, Tung A. Tseung
  • Patent number: 7928595
    Abstract: An electric power generation system that includes a platform positioned above a water surface, an anchoring system to secure the platform to a floor below a body of water, at least one turbine extending below the platform to harvest underwater ocean currents and at least one electrical generator positioned upon the platform for outputting electrical energy. The turbine includes a rotatable shaft and a plurality of rotatable blades connected to the rotatable shaft. A first rotational axis of the rotatable shaft is vertically oriented and wherein a second rotational axis of the plurality of rotatable blades is horizontally aligned with an underwater current stream. The electrical generator is mechanically connected to the shaft of the turbine to convert a rotational torque of the shaft to electrical energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Inventor: Julio Gonzalez-Carlo
  • Publication number: 20090266434
    Abstract: One provides (101) a plurality of one-way degassing valves (202) that are to be installed on corresponding containers and places (102) a viscous liquid (such as silicon oil) (205) in each of the plurality of one-way degassing valves to provide a corresponding plurality of installable one-way degassing valves (208). These teachings then provide for automatically and non-destructively determining (103), prior to installation of these valves on the corresponding containers, whether the viscous liquid has been properly placed. By one approach, this can comprise using a captured image (210) of at least a portion of each such one-way degassing valve to make this determination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2008
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Applicant: KRAFT FOODS HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Arthur A. Sagy, Julio A. Gonzalez
  • Publication number: 20060258405
    Abstract: This invention is especially intended for playing Ring Tones (referred to hereinbelow as “RT's”) on a called computer terminal, and/or Ring Back Tones (referred to hereinbelow as “RBT's”) on the calling computer terminal, in voice communications selected from users of different computer terminals, mainly personal computers (referred to hereinbelow as “PC's”) by means of a network which is at least partially a data network capable of supporting voice, such as the Internet. RT's and/or RBT's are played by means of a continuous download of said tones (referred to hereinbelow as “streaming”) given that neither RT nor RBT are present at any time on any of the PC's, but rather are downloaded from a remote server where RT's and/or RBT's are located. In general, the user of the called PC will be the one determining what RT and/or RBT will be played in terms of the different optional factors such as which calling PC is involved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2005
    Publication date: November 16, 2006
    Inventor: Julio Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 6725278
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for performing synchronization of a time clock maintained by a computer system based on the network connection modes of the computer system. The technique allows the time clock of the computer system to be synchronized at the earliest opportunity that will not result in a disruption or inconvenience to the user. When synchronization of the time clock is required, and the computer system does not already have an active network connection, the computer system queries a configuration database to determine its default network connection mode. If the default connection mode is potentially user disruptive (e.g., use of a dial out modem is required), synchronization of the time clock is not performed until an active network connection has been established. If the default connection mode is not likely to be user-disruptive (e.g., doesn't require a modem connection), then a network connection is immediately established to synchronize the time clock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2004
    Assignee: Apple Computer, Inc.
    Inventor: Julio A. Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 6629249
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for performing need based synchronization of a time clock maintained by a computer system. A number of computer systems are connected to a network, such as the Internet. Each computer system synchronizes its time clock by accessing a time server via the network. The time server may service a large number of client computer systems for purposes of providing accurate time of day readings and may therefore be subject to substantial loading. Accordingly, in each client system, the time clock is synchronized at least twice, and an amount of drift in the time clock is determined based on the two or more synchronizations. The synchronization interval for future synchronizations of the clock or the specific time of the next synchronization is then determined based upon the amount of drift, such that the time clock of each client computer system is synchronized only when necessary, and such that the loading on the time server is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2003
    Assignee: Apple Computer, Inc.
    Inventor: Julio A. Gonzalez
  • Publication number: 20020129291
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for performing need based synchronization of a time clock maintained by a computer system. A number of computer systems are connected to a network, such as the Internet. Each computer system synchronizes its time clock by accessing a time server via the network. The time server may service a large number of client computer systems for purposes of providing accurate time of day readings and may therefore be subject to substantial loading. Accordingly, in each client system, the time clock is synchronized at least twice, and an amount of drift in the time clock is determined based on the two or more synchronizations. The synchronization interval for future synchronizations of the clock or the specific time of the next synchronization is then determined based upon the amount of drift, such that the time clock of each client computer system is synchronized only when necessary, and such that the loading on the time server is reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2001
    Publication date: September 12, 2002
    Applicant: Apple Computer, Inc.
    Inventor: Julio A. Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 6311283
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for performing need based synchronization of a time clock maintained by a computer system. A number of computer systems are connected to a network, such as the Internet. Each computer system synchronizes its time clock by accessing a time server via the network. The time server may service a large number of client computer systems for purposes of providing accurate time of day readings and may therefore be subject to substantial loading. Accordingly, in each client system, the time clock is synchronized at least twice, and an amount of drift in the time clock is determined based on the two or more synchronizations. The synchronization interval for future synchronizations of the clock or the specific time of the next synchronization is then determined based upon the amount of drift, such that the time clock of each client computer system is synchronized only when necessary, and such that the loading on the time server is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2001
    Assignee: Apple Computer, Inc.
    Inventor: Julio A. Gonzalez