Patents by Inventor Mark Wilmoth

Mark Wilmoth 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
  • Patent number: 9787782
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide a system and method for managing events associated with the detection of wireless devices. The disclosed embodiments utilize a residential wireless access point for detecting the signal transmitted by a wireless device. A user configures a wireless device detection program to perform specified events in response to the detection and/or absence of a wireless device. The disclosed embodiments may provide home automation functions, home security functions, and/or provide child monitoring features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Century Link Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Sweeney, Kelsyn D. S. Rooks, Shekhar Gupta, Kendra Dwyer, 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: 20150237150
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide a system and method for managing events associated with the detection of wireless devices. The disclosed embodiments utilize a residential wireless access point for detecting the signal transmitted by a wireless device. A user configures a wireless device detection program to perform specified events in response to the detection and/or absence of a wireless device. The disclosed embodiments may provide home automation functions, home security functions, and/or provide child monitoring features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Sweeney, Kelsyn D. S. Rooks, Shekhar Gupta, Kendra Dwyer, 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: 9049539
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide a system and method for managing events associated with the detection of wireless devices. The disclosed embodiments utilize a residential wireless access point for detecting the signal transmitted by a wireless device. A user configures a wireless device detection program to perform specified events in response to the detection and/or absence of a wireless device. The disclosed embodiments may provide home automation functions, home security functions, and/or provide child monitoring features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Sweeney, Kelsyn D. S. Rooks, Sr., Shekhar Gupta, Kendra Dwyer, 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: 8891749
    Abstract: A system and method for providing wireline telephone services may include providing wireline telephone services to a residence to enable a user to place telephone calls. In response to receiving an access code, the user may be enabled to place telephone calls. The user may be billed for placing the telephone calls on a per-usage basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Erik Geldbach, Kelsyn Donel Seven Rooks, Sr., Mark Wilmoth, Shane M. Smith
  • Patent number: 8873577
    Abstract: A broadband digital loop carrier and method for distributing communications signals to customers of a service provider may include a multi-service access platform unit and line termination unit in communication with the multi-service access platform unit. In one embodiment, the line termination unit is a multiplexer. The line termination unit may be configured to operate communications equipment that operates at bandwidths that are lower than cards operating in the multi-service access platform unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Kelsyn Donel Seven Rooks, Sr., Erik Geldbach, Mark Wilmoth, Shane M. Smith
  • Patent number: 8655334
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide a system and method for configuring a communication device. In one embodiment, a method is presented that includes monitoring for a presence of at least one mobile device that stores a user profile. In response to the communication device detecting the presence of at least one mobile device that stores a user profile, the method retrieves the user profile from the mobile device. The method configures the communication device in accordance with the user profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Kelsyn D. S. Rooks, Jeffrey Sweeney, Mark Wilmoth, Kendra Dwyer, Shekhar Gupta
  • Publication number: 20140036932
    Abstract: A broadband digital loop carrier and method for distributing communications signals to customers of a service provider may include a multi-service access platform unit and line termination unit in communication with the multi-service access platform unit. In one embodiment, the line termination unit is a multiplexer. The line termination unit may be configured to operate communications equipment that operates at bandwidths that are lower than cards operating in the multi-service access platform unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Kelsyn Donel Seven Rooks, SR., Erik Geldbach, Mark Wilmoth, Shane M. Smith
  • Publication number: 20140038586
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide a system and method for managing events associated with the detection of wireless devices. The disclosed embodiments utilize a residential wireless access point for detecting the signal transmitted by a wireless device. A user configures a wireless device detection program to perform specified events in response to the detection and/or absence of a wireless device. The disclosed embodiments may provide home automation functions, home security functions, and/or provide child monitoring features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Sweeney, Kelsyn D.S. Rooks, SR., Shekhar Gupta, Kendra Dwyer, Mark Wilmoth