Patents by Inventor Mary Nick-Baustert

Mary Nick-Baustert 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: 8341396
    Abstract: A method is provided for inserting signature blocks into a message being transmitted along a communication path between a first client station and a second client station. The method includes a step of receiving, at an intermediate node in the communication path, a message transmitted from the first client station destined for delivery to the second client station. The message bears a sender-identifier (e.g., email address) and a recipient-identifier (e.g., email address). The method further includes a step of selecting, based at least in part on the sender-identifier, a predefined signature block for the message. The method further includes a step of inserting the selected signature block into the message. The signature block to be inserted may be based on both the sender identifier and the recipient identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Mary Nick-Baustert, Pierre Barbeau, Kevin Hunter
  • Patent number: 8001192
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for generating custom format messages. Upon user selection of a message-destination, application logic identifies a set of template customization data corresponding to the message-destination and uses the template customization data to customize a generalized message template, so as to produce a custom format message. Advantageously, a single messaging application can thereby be made to produce custom format messages respectively for many different message-destinations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Scott Papineau, Mary Nick-Baustert, Yat-Sang Hung
  • Patent number: 7945642
    Abstract: A method and system for triggering installation of program logic on a machine, such as a PC. A server transmits installation-trigger logic to a wireless communication device (WCD), which the WCD stores in its data storage. When the WCD becomes connected with a PC, the PC views the WCD as a mass-storage drive, and the PC reads and executes the installation-trigger logic in the same manner that a PC would run an AUTORUN file on a conventional mass-storage drive. Per the installation-trigger logic, the PC then downloads and installs a designated software program. The PC then sends an installation-notice to the server, and the server responsively sends a cancellation-message to the WCD. In response to the cancellation-message, the WCD then deletes or otherwise disables the installation-trigger logic, so that the process will not be repeated the next time the WCD is connected with the PC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Yat-Sang Hung, Pierre Barbeau, Mary Nick-Baustert, Jason Whitney, Michael T. Lundy