Patents by Inventor Leighton A. Ridgard

Leighton A. Ridgard 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: 9723460
    Abstract: A method and system for managing email or other messaging and attachments to messages which are forwarded to devices having limited processing and memory capacity. The method includes the steps of: receiving a user configuration categorizing messages for the user by elements of the message; accessing the user message datastore upon receipt of at least one new message for the user to a user data store; comparing said at least one new message to a set of user specific rules; rendering a message summary including at least one link accessible by the processing device, the link enabling action with respect to the message when selected by the user; and outputting the message summary to a user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Synchronoss Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Onyon, Liam Stannard, Leighton Ridgard
  • Patent number: 9615221
    Abstract: A method and system for managing email or other messaging and attachments to messages which are forwarded to devices having limited processing and memory capacity. The method includes the steps of: receiving a user configuration categorizing messages for the user by elements of the message; accessing the user message datastore upon receipt of at least one new message for the user to a user data store; comparing said at least one new message to a set of user specific rules; rendering a message summary including at least one link accessible by the processing device, the link enabling action with respect to the message when selected by the user; and outputting the message summary to a user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Synchronoss Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Onyon, Liam Stannard, Leighton Ridgard
  • Patent number: 9542076
    Abstract: A living address book allows subscribers to define their own personas as collections of information which define the users. Subscribers can then publish their persona(s) to their friends' and associates' mobile phones and update the others' address books with the subscriber's contact information. Users can also specify different personas to be presented to different users. The living address book graphical user interface allows more efficient and easier access to data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Synchronoss Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Onyon, Liam Stannard, Leighton Ridgard
  • Patent number: 9432439
    Abstract: In accordance with the invention, mobile phones and other electronic devices access content through links, rather than storing the content on the mobile phone or at a location under the control of a mobile phone operator. A user retrieves the content by accessing a link on the mobile phone, which results in transferring the content from a content-provider location directly to the mobile phone. In this way, the mobile phone operator does not have to reserve storage for the content, and the content provider, alerted that the user is restoring or otherwise requesting content, is able to offer the user upgrades, replacement content, and related content. To better offer a user relevant content, a history of purchases for the mobile phone, the user, or both is maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Synchronoss Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Onyon, Liam Stannard, Leighton Ridgard, Robert E. Garner
  • Publication number: 20140280779
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to an apparatus, system and method of content transferring. Self-contained local servers, typically with built in WiFi access point capabilities, are locally deployed. Each local server acts as a local cache to a remote system Internet cloud infrastructure, which can include one or more remote servers. Each end device participating in the content transfer operation interacts with a local server rather than directly with the cloud infrastructure when a local server is available.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Synchronoss Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sumeet Paul, Leighton Ridgard
  • Patent number: 8645471
    Abstract: A method and system for managing email or other messaging and attachments to messages which are forwarded to devices having limited processing and memory capacity. The method includes the steps of: receiving a user configuration categorizing messages for the user by elements of the message; accessing the user message datastore upon receipt of at least one new message for the user to a user data store; comparing said at least one new message to a set of user specific rules; rendering a message summary including at least one link accessible by the processing device, the link enabling action with respect to the message when selected by the user; and outputting the message summary to a user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Synchronoss Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Onyon, Liam Stannard, Leighton Ridgard
  • Patent number: 8621025
    Abstract: The invention relates to the transference of data between two systems independent of the form in which the data is kept on the respective systems, and in particular to providing an efficient means of communicating data between systems and devices. It further relates to a system for allowing users to provide other individuals with a personalized representation of the user in a network environment, such as a cellular telephone network and the backup and restoration of data stored in a wireless telephone, and in particular a mobile telephone having data storage capabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Synchronoss Technologis, Inc.
    Inventors: Leighton A. Ridgard, Robert E. Garner, David L. Multer, Liam J. Stannard, Donald W. Cash, Richard M. Onyon, Brandon Huff, Jason Burns, Bryan Taketa
  • Patent number: 8611873
    Abstract: A system and method of advanced identification information to be created and distributed to users of wireless communication devices, such as mobile phones. Subscribers can define their own personas as collections of information which define the users. Subscribers can then publish their persona(s) to their friends' and associates' mobile phones, and update the others' address books with the subscriber's contact information. Users can specify different personas to be presented to different users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Synchronoss Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Onyon, Liam Stannard, Leighton Ridgard
  • Patent number: 8442943
    Abstract: A system and method for synchronizing devices which can couple to the Internet, or any network. In one aspect a system for synchronizing data between a first system and a second system is provided. The system includes a first sync engine on the first system interfacing with data on the first system to provide difference information. A data store is coupled to the network and in communication with the first and second systems. A second sync engine is provided on the second system coupled to receive the difference information from the data store via the network, and interface with data on the second system to update said data on the second system with said difference information. Difference information is transmitted to the data store by the first sync engine and received from the data store from the second sync engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Synchronoss Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David L. Multer, Robert E. Garner, Leighton A. Ridgard, Liam J. Stannard, Donald W. Cash, Richard M. Onyon
  • Patent number: 8315976
    Abstract: A data transmission system is disclosed which optimizes transfer and updates of information between systems by providing difference information between the systems. The system transmits data packages having instructions for manipulating user data. The data packages include a header identifying the respective packages, as well as transaction objects for effecting a change to user data on a device having object instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Synchronoss Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David L. Multer, Robert E. Garner, Leighton A. Ridgard, Liam J. Stannard, Donald W. Cash, Richard M. Onyon
  • Patent number: 8255006
    Abstract: An event dependent notification system and method presents a message to a user of a mobile device suggesting the user to perform an action during and/or after an event is detected. The event is detected by an accelerometer or another sensor. In some embodiments, instead of or in addition to a message being presented, the action is automatically taken. The message is able to encourage users to perform actions they do not typically perform or enroll in programs/services they are not currently utilizing, ultimately providing better and/or more secure functionality of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Fusionone, Inc.
    Inventors: John Anthony Chavez, Leighton Ridgard
  • Patent number: 8156074
    Abstract: A data transmission system and method which optimizes transfer and updates of information between systems by providing difference information between the systems is disclosed. A system includes a differencing transmitter transmitting at least one set of difference transactions and a differencing receiver receiving said at least one set of difference transactions A method for synchronizing at least a first file and a second file resident on a first and a second systems, respectively, is provided. The method comprises the steps of: determining difference data resulting from changes to a first file on the first system; transmitting the difference information to a second system; applying the difference information to generate change data for the second file; and updating the second file on the second system with the difference data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Synchronoss Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David L. Multer, Robert E. Garner, Leighton A. Ridgard, Liam J. Stannard, Donald W. Cash, Richard M. Onyon
  • Publication number: 20110269424
    Abstract: The invention relates to the transference of data between two systems independent of the form in which the data is kept on the respective systems, and in particular to providing an efficient means of communicating data between systems and devices. It further relates to a system for allowing users to provide other individuals with a personalized representation of the user in a network environment, such as a cellular telephone network and the backup and restoration of data stored in a wireless telephone, and in particular a mobile telephone having data storage capabilities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Applicant: SYNCHRONOSS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: David L. Multer, Robert E. Garner, Leighton A. Ridgard, Liam J. Stannard, Donald W. Cash, Richard M. Onyon, Brandon Huff, Jason Burns, Bryan Taketa
  • Patent number: 7643824
    Abstract: A system for backing up data on a wireless telephone having a data store containing a user's personal information. A method and application are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignee: Cooligy Inc
    Inventors: Richard M. Onyon, Liam J. Stannard, Robert E. Garner, Leighton A. Ridgard
  • Patent number: 7634509
    Abstract: A system and method for organizing information in a personal information space. The personal information space includes at least one data source holding at least a portion of the personal information space. The system includes an agent for the data source which provides interaction information regarding data in the data source; and a interaction evaluation engine including one or more weighting characteristics for each interaction, and providing an output reflecting a weighting of one or more characteristics of the interaction. The method may comprise the steps of determining when an interaction between a contact on one of the contact data sources occurs; analyzing one or more characteristics of the interaction event to determine a at least one trait about the interaction; and generating a result based on said step of analyzing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Assignee: FusionOne, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard M. Onyon, Liam J. Stannard, Leighton A. Ridgard
  • Patent number: 7505762
    Abstract: A system for backing up data on a wireless telephone having a data store containing a user's personal information. A method and application are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Assignee: Fusionone, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard M. Onyon, Liam J. Stannard, Robert E. Garner, Leighton A. Ridgard
  • Publication number: 20090055464
    Abstract: A system and method for synchronizing devices which can couple to the Internet, or any network. In one aspect a system for synchronizing data between a first system and a second system is provided. The system includes a first sync engine on the first system interfacing with data on the first system to provide difference information. A data store is coupled to the network and in communication with the first and second systems. A second sync engine is provided on the second system coupled to receive the difference information from the data store via the network, and interface with data on the second system to update said data on the second system with said difference information. Difference information is transmitted to the data store by the first sync engine and received from the data store from the second sync engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2008
    Publication date: February 26, 2009
    Inventors: David L. Multer, Robert E. Garner, Leighton A. Ridgard, Liam J. Stannard, Donald W. Cash, Richard M. Onyon
  • Publication number: 20080214163
    Abstract: In accordance with the invention, mobile phones and other electronic devices access content through links, rather than storing the content on the mobile phone or at a location under the control of a mobile phone operator. A user retrieves the content by accessing a link on the mobile phone, which results in transferring the content from a content-provider location directly to the mobile phone. In this way, the mobile phone operator does not have to reserve storage for the content, and the content provider, alerted that the user is restoring or otherwise requesting content, is able to offer the user upgrades, replacement content, and related content. To better offer a user relevant content, a history of purchases for the mobile phone, the user, or both is maintained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2008
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Inventors: Richard Onyon, Liam Stannard, Leighton Ridgard, Robert E. Garner
  • Publication number: 20080208617
    Abstract: A system for backing up data on a wireless telephone having a data store containing a user's personal information. A method and application are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2008
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Inventors: Richard M. Onyon, Liam J. Stannard, Robert E. Garner, Leighton A. Ridgard
  • Publication number: 20080201362
    Abstract: A data transmission system is disclosed which optimizes transfer and updates of information between systems by providing difference information between the systems. The system transmits data packages having instructions for manipulating user data. The data packages include a header identifying the respective packages, as well as transaction objects for effecting a change to user data on a device having object instructions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2008
    Publication date: August 21, 2008
    Applicant: FUSIONONE, INC.
    Inventors: David L. Multer, Robert E. Garner, Leighton A. Ridgard, Liam J. Stannard, Donald W. Cash, Richard M. Onyon