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: 20130301811
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include a system and method for providing communication services that enables a customer to deactivate service when the service is not being used and reactivate the service when the service is being used. This process can save the customer money without the hassle of having to contact a service provider to cancel and reinstall communication services repeatedly. In addition, the customer can maintain consistent service such as, but not limited to, maintaining his/her calling number, maintaining contact information, speed dial information, saved voicemails or recordings, and other user personalized settings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLP
    Inventors: Kelsyn Donel Seven Rooks, Sr., Erik Geldbach, Mark Wilmoth, Shane M. Smith, Eric Lumbirt
  • Patent number: 8576877
    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: March 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Kelsyn Donel Seven Rooks, Sr., Erik Geldbach, Mark Wilmoth, Shane M. Smith
  • Publication number: 20130290060
    Abstract: A system and method for providing travel-related information. A calendar application is monitored for travel-related appointments. Travel-related information associated with a location of the travel-related appointment is retrieved in response to identifying the travel-related appointment. The travel-related information including travel time information is automatically updated in response to determining there are changes to the travel-related information. The travel-related information is communicated to a user. The travel-related information is communicated again in response to automatically updating the travel-related information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventors: Shekhar Gupta, Kelsyn D.S. Rooks, Jeffrey Sweeney, Mark Wilmoth, Kendra Dwyer
  • Patent number: 8554214
    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 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Sweeney, Kelsyn D. S. Rooks, Shekhar Gupta, Kendra Dwyer, Mark Wilmoth
  • Patent number: 8477917
    Abstract: A system and method for providing wireline telephone services may include providing wireline telephone service to a residence for a customer to place telephone calls. In response to receiving an activate code, the wireline telephone service may be activated. In response to receiving a deactivate code, the wireline telephone service may be deactivated. The customer may be billed for the wireline telephone service. In one embodiment, the customer is billed a premium service charge when the wireline telephone service is active and a lower service charge when the wireline telephone service is inactive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Kelsyn Donel Seven Rooks, Sr., Erik Geldbach, Mark Wilmoth, Shane M. Smith, Eric Lumbirt
  • Patent number: 8457887
    Abstract: According to one embodiment of the present invention, a method for providing travel-related information associated with a calendar appointment is presented. The method comprises monitoring a calendar application for travel-related appointments. In response to identifying a travel-related appointment, the method retrieves travel-related information associated with a location of the travel-related appointment and provides the travel-related information to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Shekhar Gupta, Kelsyn D. S. Rooks, Jeffrey Sweeney, Mark Wilmoth, Kendra Dwyer
  • Patent number: 8290144
    Abstract: A communications device including power collection unit and a communications unit. The power collection unit may be configured to collect a portion of power being delivered to the communications unit to enable communications. The power collection unit may be separable from the communications unit. The power collection unit may include a battery. Additionally, the power collection unit may include a light source, such as one or more LEDs, and be configured in a flashlight configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Shane M. Smith, Erik Geldbach, Kelsyn Donel Seven Rooks, Sr., Mark Wilmoth, Myron Balthazor
  • Patent number: 8041299
    Abstract: In order to enable several wearable devices to communicate with several communication devices over a range of types of networks simultaneously, the illustrative embodiments provide a communication base system and method of using that communication base system. The communication base system includes several network-side transceivers in which each transceiver is configured to communicate with a communication device, a set of user-side transceivers in which each transceiver is configured to communicate with a headset, and a communication path to provide communications between a network-side adapter and a user-side adapter. A processing unit coupled to the communication path is configured to process instructions, where the instructions enable communication between the headset and the communication device without the headset being associated with the communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Embarq Holdings Company, LLC
    Inventors: Erik Geldbach, Kelsyn Donel Rooks, Sr., Shane M. Smith, Mark Wilmoth
  • Publication number: 20100099410
    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 22, 2008
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Sweeney, Kelsyn D.S. Rooks, Shekhar Gupta, Kendra Dwyer, Mark Wilmoth
  • Publication number: 20100094668
    Abstract: According to one embodiment of the invention, a method for making a reservation associated with a calendar appointment is presented. The method includes monitoring a calendar application for reservation type appointments. In response to identifying a reservation type appointment, the method determines whether a network reservation may be made with a service provider associated with the reservation type appointment. If a network reservation may be made with the service provider, the method automatically enters in information for making the network reservation with data retrieved from the reservation type appointment and submitting the network reservation to the service provider.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2008
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Inventors: Shekhar Gupta, Kelsyn D.S. Rooks, Jeffrey Sweeney, Mark Wilmoth, Kendra Dwyer
  • Publication number: 20100093331
    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: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2008
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Inventors: Kelsyn D.S. Rooks, Jeffrey Sweeney, Mark Wilmoth, Kendra Dwyer, Shekhar Gupta
  • Publication number: 20100094678
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments present a system and method for providing delay notifications to attendees/virtual receptionists associated with an identified delayed calendar appointment. In addition, the disclosed embodiments provide automatic rescheduling of a delayed calendar appointment. Further, the disclosed embodiments provide advance tracking delay notifications by monitoring a user's current location in relation to a location of a scheduled calendar appointment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Inventors: Shekhar Gupta, Kelsyn D.S. Rooks, Jeffrey Sweeney, Mark Wilmoth, Kendra Dwyer
  • Publication number: 20100094529
    Abstract: According to one embodiment of the present invention, a method for providing travel-related information associated with a calendar appointment is presented. The method comprises monitoring a calendar application for travel-related appointments. In response to identifying a travel-related appointment, the method retrieves travel-related information associated with a location of the travel-related appointment and provides the travel-related information to a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2008
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Inventors: Shekhar Gupta, Kelsyn D.S. Rooks, Jeffrey Sweeney, Mark Wilmoth, Kendra Dwyer
  • Publication number: 20090214011
    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: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2008
    Publication date: August 27, 2009
    Inventors: Erik Geldbach, Kelsyn Donel Seven Rooks, SR., Mark Wilmoth, Shane M. Smith
  • Publication number: 20090132256
    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: January 25, 2008
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Applicant: Embarq Holdings Company, LLC
    Inventors: Erik Geldbach, Kelsyn D. Rooks, SR., Shane M. Smith, Mark Wilmoth
  • Publication number: 20090129569
    Abstract: In order to enable several wearable devices to communicate with several communication devices over a range of types of networks simultaneously, the illustrative embodiments provide a communication base system and method of using that communication base system. The communication base system includes several network-side transceivers in which each transceiver is configured to communicate with a communication device, a set of user-side transceivers in which each transceiver is configured to communicate with a headset, and a communication path to provide communications between a network-side adapter and a user-side adapter. A processing unit coupled to the communication path is configured to process instructions, where the instructions enable communication between the headset and the communication device without the headset being associated with the communication device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2007
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Applicant: Embarq Holdings Company LLC
    Inventors: Erik Geldbach, Kelsyn D. Rooks, SR., Shane M. Smith, Mark Wilmoth