Patents by Inventor Kelsyn D. Rooks

Kelsyn D. Rooks 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: 20200082826
    Abstract: A first communication path for receiving a communication is established. The communication includes speech, which is processed. A speech pattern is identified as including a voice-command. A portion of the speech pattern is determined as including the voice-command. That portion of the speech pattern is separated from the speech pattern and compared with a second speech pattern. If the two speech patterns match or resemble each other, the portion of the speech pattern is accepted as the voice-command. An operation corresponding to the voice-command is determined and performed. The operation may perform an operation on a remote device, forward the voice-command to a remote device, or notify a user. The operation may create a second communication path that may allow a headset to join in a communication between another headset and a communication device, several headsets to communicate with each other, or a headset to communicate with several communication devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Erik Geldbach, Kelsyn D. Rooks, Shane M. Smith, Mark Wilmoth
  • Patent number: 10482880
    Abstract: A first communication path for receiving a communication is established. The communication includes speech, which is processed. A speech pattern is identified as including a voice-command. A portion of the speech pattern is determined as including the voice-command. That portion of the speech pattern is separated from the speech pattern and compared with a second speech pattern. If the two speech patterns match or resemble each other, the portion of the speech pattern is accepted as the voice-command. An operation corresponding to the voice-command is determined and performed. The operation may perform an operation on a remote device, forward the voice-command to a remote device, or notify a user. The operation may create a second communication path that may allow a headset to join in a communication between another headset and a communication device, several headsets to communicate with each other, or a headset to communicate with several communication devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Erik Geldbach, Kelsyn D. Rooks, Shane M. Smith, Mark Wilmoth
  • Patent number: 10255918
    Abstract: A first communication path for receiving a communication is established. The communication includes speech, which is processed. A speech pattern is identified as including a voice-command. A portion of the speech pattern is determined as including the voice-command. That portion of the speech pattern is separated from the speech pattern and compared with a second speech pattern. If the two speech patterns match or resemble each other, the portion of the speech pattern is accepted as the voice-command. An operation corresponding to the voice-command is determined and performed. The operation may perform an operation on a remote device, forward the voice-command to a remote device, or notify a user. The operation may create a second communication path that may allow a headset to join in a communication between another headset and a communication device, several headsets to communicate with each other, or a headset to communicate with several communication devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Erik Geldbach, Kelsyn D. Rooks, Shane M. Smith, Mark Wilmoth
  • Publication number: 20180122381
    Abstract: A first communication path for receiving a communication is established. The communication includes speech, which is processed. A speech pattern is identified as including a voice-command. A portion of the speech pattern is determined as including the voice-command. That portion of the speech pattern is separated from the speech pattern and compared with a second speech pattern. If the two speech patterns match or resemble each other, the portion of the speech pattern is accepted as the voice-command. An operation corresponding to the voice-command is determined and performed. The operation may perform an operation on a remote device, forward the voice-command to a remote device, or notify a user. The operation may create a second communication path that may allow a headset to join in a communication between another headset and a communication device, several headsets to communicate with each other, or a headset to communicate with several communication devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Erik Geldbach, Kelsyn D. Rooks, Shane M. Smith, Mark Wilmoth
  • Publication number: 20180122380
    Abstract: A first communication path for receiving a communication is established. The communication includes speech, which is processed. A speech pattern is identified as including a voice-command. A portion of the speech pattern is determined as including the voice-command. That portion of the speech pattern is separated from the speech pattern and compared with a second speech pattern. If the two speech patterns match or resemble each other, the portion of the speech pattern is accepted as the voice-command. An operation corresponding to the voice-command is determined and performed. The operation may perform an operation on a remote device, forward the voice-command to a remote device, or notify a user. The operation may create a second communication path that may allow a headset to join in a communication between another headset and a communication device, several headsets to communicate with each other, or a headset to communicate with several communication devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Erik Geldbach, Kelsyn D. Rooks, Shane M. Smith, Mark Wilmoth
  • Patent number: 9881606
    Abstract: A first communication path for receiving a communication is established. The communication includes speech, which is processed. A speech pattern is identified as including a voice-command. A portion of the speech pattern is determined as including the voice-command. That portion of the speech pattern is separated from the speech pattern and compared with a second speech pattern. If the two speech patterns match or resemble each other, the portion of the speech pattern is accepted as the voice-command. An operation corresponding to the voice-command is determined and performed. The operation may perform an operation on a remote device, forward the voice-command to a remote device, or notify a user. The operation may create a second communication path that may allow a headset to join in a communication between another headset and a communication device, several headsets to communicate with each other, or a headset to communicate with several communication devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Erik Geldbach, Kelsyn D. Rooks, Shane M. Smith, Mark Wilmoth
  • Patent number: 9881607
    Abstract: A first communication path for receiving a communication is established. The communication includes speech, which is processed. A speech pattern is identified as including a voice-command. A portion of the speech pattern is determined as including the voice-command. That portion of the speech pattern is separated from the speech pattern and compared with a second speech pattern. If the two speech patterns match or resemble each other, the portion of the speech pattern is accepted as the voice-command. An operation corresponding to the voice-command is determined and performed. The operation may perform an operation on a remote device, forward the voice-command to a remote device, or notify a user. The operation may create a second communication path that may allow a headset to join in a communication between another headset and a communication device, several headsets to communicate with each other, or a headset to communicate with several communication devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Erik Geldbach, Kelsyn D. Rooks, Shane M. Smith, Mark Wilmoth
  • Publication number: 20170047067
    Abstract: A first communication path for receiving a communication is established. The communication includes speech, which is processed. A speech pattern is identified as including a voice-command. A portion of the speech pattern is determined as including the voice-command. That portion of the speech pattern is separated from the speech pattern and compared with a second speech pattern. If the two speech patterns match or resemble each other, the portion of the speech pattern is accepted as the voice-command. An operation corresponding to the voice-command is determined and performed. The operation may perform an operation on a remote device, forward the voice-command to a remote device, or notify a user. The operation may create a second communication path that may allow a headset to join in a communication between another headset and a communication device, several headsets to communicate with each other, or a headset to communicate with several communication devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventors: Erik Geldbach, Kelsyn D. Rooks, Shane M. Smith, Mark Wilmoth
  • Publication number: 20170047068
    Abstract: A first communication path for receiving a communication is established. The communication includes speech, which is processed. A speech pattern is identified as including a voice-command. A portion of the speech pattern is determined as including the voice-command. That portion of the speech pattern is separated from the speech pattern and compared with a second speech pattern. If the two speech patterns match or resemble each other, the portion of the speech pattern is accepted as the voice-command. An operation corresponding to the voice-command is determined and performed. The operation may perform an operation on a remote device, forward the voice-command to a remote device, or notify a user. The operation may create a second communication path that may allow a headset to join in a communication between another headset and a communication device, several headsets to communicate with each other, or a headset to communicate with several communication devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventors: Erik Geldbach, Kelsyn D. Rooks, Shane M. Smith, Mark Wilmoth
  • Patent number: 9514754
    Abstract: A first communication path for receiving a communication is established. The communication includes speech, which is processed. A speech pattern is identified as including a voice-command. A portion of the speech pattern is determined as including the voice-command. That portion of the speech pattern is separated from the speech pattern and compared with a second speech pattern. If the two speech patterns match or resemble each other, the portion of the speech pattern is accepted as the voice-command. An operation corresponding to the voice-command is determined and performed. The operation may perform an operation on a remote device, forward the voice-command to a remote device, or notify a user. The operation may create a second communication path that may allow a headset to join in a communication between another headset and a communication device, several headsets to communicate with each other, or a headset to communicate with several communication devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Erik Geldbach, Kelsyn D. Rooks, Shane M. Smith, Mark Wilmoth
  • Publication number: 20150221309
    Abstract: A first communication path for receiving a communication is established. The communication includes speech, which is processed. A speech pattern is identified as including a voice-command. A portion of the speech pattern is determined as including the voice-command. That portion of the speech pattern is separated from the speech pattern and compared with a second speech pattern. If the two speech patterns match or resemble each other, the portion of the speech pattern is accepted as the voice-command. An operation corresponding to the voice-command is determined and performed. The operation may perform an operation on a remote device, forward the voice-command to a remote device, or notify a user. The operation may create a second communication path that may allow a headset to join in a communication between another headset and a communication device, several headsets to communicate with each other, or a headset to communicate with several communication devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Inventors: Erik Geldbach, Kelsyn D. Rooks, Shane M. Smith, Mark Wilmoth
  • Patent number: 9026447
    Abstract: A first communication path for receiving a communication is established. The communication includes speech, which is processed. A speech pattern is identified as including a voice-command. A portion of the speech pattern is determined as including the voice-command. That portion of the speech pattern is separated from the speech pattern and compared with a second speech pattern. If the two speech patterns match or resemble each other, the portion of the speech pattern is accepted as the voice-command. An operation corresponding to the voice-command is determined and performed. The operation may perform an operation on a remote device, forward the voice-command to a remote device, or notify a user. The operation may create a second communication path that may allow a headset to join in a communication between another headset and a communication device, several headsets to communicate with each other, or a headset to communicate with several communication devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Erik Geldbach, Kelsyn D. Rooks, Sr., Shane M. Smith, Mark Wilmoth
  • Patent number: 9014764
    Abstract: A system and method for playing ringtones on a communication device. User preferences indicating a desired method for selecting a ringtone are received from the number of ringtones. The ringtone is selected from the number of ringtones based on the user preferences indicating the desired method for selecting the ringtone from the number of ringtones. Playback of the ringtone is initiated for playback on the communication device in response to being selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Sweeney, Kelsyn D. Rooks, Michael C. Robinson, Robert J. Morrill, Charles E. Lumbirt
  • Publication number: 20130296001
    Abstract: A system and method for playing ringtones on a communication device. User preferences indicating a desired method for selecting a ringtone are received from the number of ringtones. The ringtone is selected from the number of ringtones based on the user preferences indicating the desired method for selecting the ringtone from the number of ringtones. Playback of the ringtone is initiated for playback on the communication device in response to being selected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Sweeney, Kelsyn D. Rooks, Michael C. Robinson, Robert J. Morrill, Charles E. Lumbirt
  • Patent number: 8538492
    Abstract: A system and method for localized noise cancellation. An audio signal is received from an environment in close proximity to a primary area. The audio signal is processed to generate an inverse signal of the audio signal. The inverse signal is broadcast within the primary area to destructively interfere with the audio signal. The inverse signal is configured to prevent the audio signal from being broadcast through a telephone conversation ongoing in the primary area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Sweeney, Kelsyn D. Rooks, Sr.
  • Patent number: 8478355
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosed inventions include a method for playing ringtones on a communication device. The method includes associating a plurality of ringtones with an identifier of a calling device. The method also includes receiving a user preference indicating a desired method for selecting a ringtone from the plurality of ringtones. In response to the communication device receiving a communication from the calling device associated with the identifier, the method selects the ringtone from the plurality of ringtones based on the user preference indicating the desired method for selecting the ringtone from the plurality of ringtones and initiates the playing of a selected ringtone on the communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Sweeney, Kelsyn D. Rooks, Sr., Michael C. Robinson, Robert J. Morrill, Charles E. Lumbirt
  • Publication number: 20120178504
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosed inventions include a method for playing ringtones on a communication device. The method includes associating a plurality of ringtones with an identifier of a calling device. The method also includes receiving a user preference indicating a desired method for selecting a ringtone from the plurality of ringtones. In response to the communication device receiving a communication from the calling device associated with the identifier, the method selects the ringtone from the plurality of ringtones based on the user preference indicating the desired method for selecting the ringtone from the plurality of ringtones and initiates the playing of a selected ringtone on the communication device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Sweeney, Kelsyn D. Rooks, SR., Michael C. Robinson, Robert J. Morrill, Charles E. Lumbirt
  • Patent number: 8194871
    Abstract: A system and method for providing call privacy for a wireless communication device. A voice communication is received from a user. The voice communication is processed to determine a response signal in response to receiving the voice signal. The response signal is broadcast about the periphery of the user as the voice input is received. The response signal is operative to cause the voice communication to be less discernible by one or more bystanders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Sweeney, Kelsyn D. Rooks, Sr.
  • Patent number: 8145278
    Abstract: A system and method for shuffling ringtones. An identifier associated with a calling party is received. A selection of ringtones is received. The identifier is associated with the selection of ringtones. A communication is received from the calling party. Playback of one of the selection of ringtones is initiated on a communications device based on a user preference in response to determining the communication is associated with the identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Embarq Holdings Company LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Sweeney, Kelsyn D. Rooks, Sr., Michael C. Robinson, Robert J. Morrill, Charles E. Lumbirt
  • Publication number: 20090156265
    Abstract: A system and method for shuffling ringtones. An identifier associated with a calling party is received. A selection of ringtones is received. The identifier is associated with the selection of ringtones. A communication is received from the calling party. Playback of one of the selection of ringtones is initiated on a communications device based on a user preference in response to determining the communication is associated with the identifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2007
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Applicant: Embarq Holdings Company LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Sweeney, Kelsyn D. Rooks, SR., Michael C. Robinson, Robert J. Morrill, Charles E. Lumbirt