Patents by Inventor Lee R. Johnson

Lee R. Johnson 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: 20170098204
    Abstract: Systems or methods for managing transactions within a controlled environment facility provide an information management engine integrating transaction functionality for establishing an account associated with a resident of the controlled environment facility, and use the information management engine to conduct transactions associated with residents of the controlled environment facility. The transactions include at least distant deposits into the account by a party outside of the controlled environment facility. The systems or methods accept requests from the resident and facilitate the request for deposit. The systems or methods may place calls to the individuals outside the controlled environment facility or to interact with the individual. During such calls a deposit request may be made and the deposit accepted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Applicant: Securus Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Rodgers, Mikel Richards, Stuart Rosenfield, Richard Falcone, John J. Viola, Lee R. Johnson, Luke Keiser
  • Patent number: 8670533
    Abstract: Dissemination of information from a controlled environment facility employs facility information management functionality managing resident information and facility information, and call manager functionality selectively providing at least a portion of the resident information and/or the facility information to an outside party and/or professionals associated with the facility in an automated manner. The invention may employ outgoing IVR functionality to provide select portions of the resident information to appropriate professionals at the time of intake of a new resident. The invention may conduct a reverse auction among professionals offering a particular good or service, manage information related to providers of services or goods for residents of a facility, provide an outside party this information including results of a reverse auction, and notify a selected provider of selection of that provider by the outside party to provide goods or services for a resident.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Securus Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Rajesh R. Hingoranee, Richard Falcone, Michelle L. Polozola, Luke Keiser, Marc Hite, Lee R. Johnson, LeAnn Estes Hoffman
  • Patent number: 8474002
    Abstract: Provided herein are at least one embodiment of systems and methods of adaptive disk management for a recording device employing a memory storage device such as hard disk storage so that memory storage device usage is tracked in the recording device and the memory storage device is controlled based on time-based patterns of user behavior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Lee R. Johnson
  • Patent number: 8191099
    Abstract: Included are embodiments of a method for detecting errors in a set top terminal (STT). At least one embodiment of a method includes receiving error data related to at least one error that occurred in at least one STT and comparing the received error data to at least one signature file, the at least one signature file including a pattern related to at least one documented error. Additional embodiments of the method may also include in response to determining that the received error data does not match the pattern related to at least one documented error, creating a new signature file, the new signature file including at least one pattern associated with the received error data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Inventors: Lee R. Johnson, James Michael Blackmon, William Felts, III
  • Publication number: 20120059760
    Abstract: Systems or methods for managing transactions within a controlled environment facility provide an information management engine integrating transaction functionality and telephone calling functionality, establish an account associated with a resident of the controlled environment facility, and use the information management engine to conduct transactions associated with residents of the controlled environment facility. The transactions include at least requests, by the resident, for deposits into the account by a party outside of the controlled environment facility. The systems or methods accept requests from the resident and utilize the telephone calling services of the information management engine to facilitate the request for deposit. The systems or methods may place calls to the individuals outside the controlled environment facility to interact with the individual, request the deposit and accept such deposits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Applicant: Securus Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Stuart Rosenfield, Richard Falcone, John J. Viola, Lee R. Johnson
  • Patent number: 8065213
    Abstract: Systems or methods for managing transactions within a controlled environment facility provide an information management engine integrating transaction functionality and telephone calling functionality, establish an account associated with a resident of the controlled environment facility, and use the information management engine to conduct transactions associated with residents of the controlled environment facility. The transactions include at least requests, by the resident, for deposits into the account by a party outside of the controlled environment facility. The systems or methods accept requests from the resident and utilize the telephone calling services of the information management engine to facilitate the request for deposit. The systems or methods may place calls to the individuals outside the controlled environment facility to interact with the individual, request the deposit and accept such deposits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Securus Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Stuart Rosenfield, Richard Falcone, John J Viola, Lee R. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20100240805
    Abstract: An adhesive composition substantially free of formaldehyde, comprising at least one bio-derived component, at least one multivalent cation and at least one polymer having a crosslinkable group, wherein the polymer having at least one crosslinkable group is substantially free of epichlorohydrin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2009
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Inventors: Todd R. Miller, Heather E. Clarke, Lee R. Johnson, Rick A. Porter
  • Publication number: 20100100479
    Abstract: Systems or methods for managing transactions within a controlled environment facility provide an information management engine integrating transaction functionality and telephone calling functionality, establish an account associated with a resident of the controlled environment facility, and use the information management engine to conduct transactions associated with residents of the controlled environment facility. The transactions include at least requests, by the resident, for deposits into the account by a party outside of the controlled environment facility. The systems or methods accept requests from the resident and utilize the telephone calling services of the information management engine to facilitate the request for deposit. The systems or methods may place calls to the individuals outside the controlled environment facility to interact with the individual, request the deposit and accept such deposits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Applicant: Evercom Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Stuart Rosenfield, Richard Falcone, John J. Viola, Lee R. Johnson
  • Patent number: 7698182
    Abstract: A system and method for optimizing profitability is provided disclosing an intelligent customer scoring system (iCSS) for receiving a telephone number and transaction request. When the iCSS receives an initial transaction request, it accesses local information related to the number to predict a real-time initial customer score, wherein the requested initial transaction is allowed in real-time based on a comparison of the initial customer score, an expected profitability of the transaction, and a predetermined threshold level. The iCSS accesses information related to the number and the profitability of the transactions to refine the customer score. When the iCSS receives a subsequent transaction request, it is allowed or denied by comparing the refined customer score and expected profitability with the predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: Evercom Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Falcone, Keith S. Kelson, Jeremy W. Duke, Lee R. Johnson, Robert E. Sullivan, Randy W. Hoffman
  • Patent number: 7664689
    Abstract: Systems or methods for managing transactions within a controlled environment facility provide an information management engine integrating transaction functionality and telephone calling functionality, establish an account associated with a resident of the controlled environment facility, and use the information management engine to conduct transactions associated with residents of the controlled environment facility. The transactions include at least requests, by the resident, for deposits into the account by a party outside of the controlled environment facility. The systems or methods accept requests from the resident and utilize the telephone calling services of the information management engine to facilitate the request for deposit. The systems or methods may place calls to the individuals outside the controlled environment facility to interact with the individual, request the deposit and accept such deposits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: Evercom Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Stuart Rosenfield, Richard Falcone, John J. Viola, Lee R. Johnson
  • Patent number: 7640190
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods which utilize information communication systems for transaction and information management. According to embodiments, an automated information management engine is provided enabling and facilitating the purchase of goods and services through various payment options resulting in increased profitability and visibility safely, securely and conveniently. Embodiments utilize a telephony system, and/or other information communication system, having access terminals disposed within a controlled environment facility for use by residents thereof to conduct transactions or other desirable exchanges of information, goods, services, etcetera. Embodiments provide integration across various aspects of transaction and information management, such as prepaid account management, collect calling services, and commissary services, to thereby facilitate seamless user interaction for account deposit, account status inquiry, commissary ordering, and collect calling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Assignee: Evercom Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert E. Sullivan, Richard Falcone, John J. Viola, Lee R. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20090112899
    Abstract: Provided herein are at least one embodiment of systems and methods of adaptive disk management for a recording device employing a memory storage device such as hard disk storage so that memory storage device usage is tracked in the recording device and the memory storage device is controlled based on time-based patterns of user behavior.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Inventor: Lee R. Johnson
  • Patent number: 7519169
    Abstract: Systems and methods for the dissemination of information from a controlled environment facility employ facility information management functionality managing resident information and facility information, and call manager functionality selectively providing at least a portion of the resident information and/or the facility information to an outside party in an automated manner. The invention may employ outgoing IVR functionality to provide select portions of the resident information in response to the call manager recognizing that a call is a first call by a resident, or a first call to a particular telephone number by a resident. The invention may manage information related to providers of services or goods for residents of a facility, provide an outside party this information, and notify a selected provider of selection of that provider by the outside party to provide goods or services for a resident.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2009
    Assignee: Evercom Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Rajesh R. Hingoranee, Richard Falcone, Randy Hoffman, Luke Keiser, Marc Hite, Lee R. Johnson, Michelle L. Davis
  • Patent number: 7437749
    Abstract: A system for providing interactive services in a subscription television system includes a system controller for controlling the interactive services, a video signal source for transmitting a video signal and a subscriber terminal for receiving a downstream transaction from the system controller and the video signal. The system controller comprises a memory for storing subscriber terminal address data and transaction data, a processor for generating a downstream transaction including subscriber terminal address data and transaction data, a transmitter for transmitting the downstream transaction, and a receiver for receiving an upstream transaction. The subscriber terminal includes memory for storing the downstream transaction, an on screen display generator for overlaying data in place of or superimposed on the video signal, data input circuitry for generating upstream data, and an upstream transmitter for transmitting the upstream data to the system controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2008
    Assignee: Scientific-Atlanta, Inc.
    Inventors: Elizabeth A. Smith, Lee R. Johnson
  • Patent number: 7372949
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods in which call intelligence, such as may be disposed in communication with signaling systems utilized in controlling calls, is used to provide information for making determinations with respect to the treatment of calls. Call intelligence may be coupled to or disposed within such networks to receive signaling therefrom and/or transmit signaling thereto for determining the appropriate treatment of a call and, preferably, controlling the treatment of a call in accordance with such determination. Signaling messages received by call intelligence may be utilized to determine that a particular calling activity (e.g., enhanced calling service such as call redirecting or three-way calling) is being employed, to collect data with respect to a call, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2008
    Assignee: Evercom Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: John G. Kurth, James E. King, Lee R. Johnson, Randy Hoffman
  • Patent number: 7203301
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods in which call intelligence, such as may be disposed in communication with signaling systems utilized in controlling calls, is used to provide information for making determinations with respect to the treatment of calls. Call intelligence may be coupled to or disposed within such networks to receive signaling therefrom and/or transmit signaling thereto for determining the appropriate treatment of a call and, preferably, controlling the treatment of a call in accordance with such determination. Signaling messages received by call intelligence may be utilized to determine that a particular calling activity (e.g., enhanced calling service such as call forwarding or three-way calling) is being employed, to collect data with respect to a call, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2007
    Assignee: Evercom Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Mudd, Richard Falcone, Lee R. Johnson
  • Patent number: 6868473
    Abstract: A system is described for controlling access to non-volatile memory. The system can include logic configured to determine whether to delay access to the non-volatile memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2005
    Assignee: Scientific-Atlanta, Inc.
    Inventors: Kinney C. Bacon, Lee R. Johnson
  • Patent number: 6836540
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present invention is directed to a method of offering a service to a user. The method comprises receiving a dialed number from a request to initiate a collect telephone call from an origination source; processing the dialed number to determine whether payment may be received for the collect telephone call, wherein the processing blocks the collect call and stores the dialed number when the processing determines that payment may not be received for the collect telephone call; and establishing a telephone connection with the dialed number to communicate an offer for the service to a user associated with the dialed number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2004
    Assignee: Evercom Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Falcone, Keith S. Kelson, Jeremy W. Duke, Lee R. Johnson, Robert E. Sullivan, Randy Hoffman
  • Publication number: 20040088511
    Abstract: A system is described for controlling access to non-volatile memory. The system can include logic configured to determine whether to delay access to the non-volatile memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2002
    Publication date: May 6, 2004
    Inventors: Kinney C. Bacon, Lee R. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20030086546
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present invention is directed to a method of offering a service to a user. The method comprises receiving a dialed number from a request to initiate a collect telephone call from an origination source; processing the dialed number to determine whether payment may be received for the collect telephone call, wherein the processing blocks the collect call and stores the dialed number when the processing determines that payment may not be received for the collect telephone call; and establishing a telephone connection with the dialed number to communicate an offer for the service to a user associated with the dialed number.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2002
    Publication date: May 8, 2003
    Inventors: Richard Falcone, Keith S. Kelson, Jeremy W. Duke, Lee R. Johnson, Robert E. Sullivan, Randy Hoffman