Patents by Inventor Matthew J. Cannon

Matthew J. Cannon 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: 10353595
    Abstract: Provided are a computer program product, system, and method for using geographical location information to provision one or more target storages for a source device. A determination is made of a geographical location of the source device and of geographical locations of the target storages. A determination is made of one of the target storages whose distance from the source device based on the geographical locations of the source device and the target storages satisfies at least one distance requirement. A configuration procedure is initiated to configure the source device and the determined target storage to have the source data backed-up from the source device to the target storage over the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew J. Anglin, David M. Cannon, Colin S. Dawson, Howard N. Martin
  • Patent number: 9622017
    Abstract: According to one configuration, a user is able to activate an application on a mobile phone device without the user having to directly pressing an appropriate sequence of keys on the mobile phone device. For example, a user logs onto a web site to provide a phone number of the mobile phone device. Additionally, via input to the web site, the user also requests activation of a particular application on the mobile phone device. An application server receives notification of the request and generates a text-message to the application on the mobile phone device to initiate activation of the application. In response to receiving the text-message, the application on the mobile phone device initiates retrieval of appropriate configuration information associated with the user from the application server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Matthew J. Cannon, Howard L. Pfeffer
  • Publication number: 20160183028
    Abstract: According to one configuration, a user is able to activate an application on a mobile phone device without the user having to directly pressing an appropriate sequence of keys on the mobile phone device. For example, a user logs onto a web site to provide a phone number of the mobile phone device. Additionally, via input to the web site, the user also requests activation of a particular application on the mobile phone device. An application server receives notification of the request and generates a text-message to the application on the mobile phone device to initiate activation of the application. In response to receiving the text-message, the application on the mobile phone device initiates retrieval of appropriate configuration information associated with the user from the application server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventors: Matthew J. Cannon, Howard L. Pfeffer
  • Patent number: 8706096
    Abstract: In accordance with one configuration, a network communication manager identifies an expected duration of time to complete playback of the streaming content. Subsequent to receiving a do not disturb command, the network communication manager prevents visual notifications of future phone calls during the estimated duration of time to provide undisturbed playback of the streaming content on the display screen. Accordingly, embodiments herein support a do not disturb function in which a subscriber can prevent display of visual notifications such as phone call alerts (e.g., pop-up text messages) on the display screen during playback of the streaming content. The do not disturb functionality can be disabled in response to any suitable trigger such as that the subscriber has terminated playback of the streaming content, playback of the streaming content completed, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Matthew J. Cannon, Frank E. Figueroa, David G. Bell
  • Patent number: 8687625
    Abstract: A system for transporting public switched network (PSTN) terminated signaling across an Internet protocol (IP) network includes a gateway between the PSTN and the IP network. The gateway receives a telephony signaling message from the PSTN and determines if the telephony signaling message maps to an IP signaling message. If the telephony signaling message does not map to an IP signaling message, the gateway packages the telephony signaling message in a special IP signaling message for transport over the IP network. If the gateway receives a special IP signaling special message, the gateway unpackages the telephony signaling message from the special message for transport over the PSTN. If the gateway receives DTMF signals from the PSTN, the gateway translates the DTMF signals to digits and packages the digits in a special IP signaling message for transport over the IP network. The gateway also packages the DTMF signals in an IP media transport protocol message for transport over the IP network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Verizon Business Global LLC
    Inventor: Matthew J. Cannon
  • Publication number: 20140018049
    Abstract: In accordance with one configuration, a network communication manager identifies an expected duration of time to complete playback of the streaming content. Subsequent to receiving a do not disturb command, the network communication manager prevents visual notifications of future phone calls during the estimated duration of time to provide undisturbed playback of the streaming content on the display screen. Accordingly, embodiments herein support a do not disturb function in which a subscriber can prevent display of visual notifications such as phone call alerts (e.g., pop-up text messages) on the display screen during playback of the streaming content. The do not disturb functionality can be disabled in response to any suitable trigger such as that the subscriber has terminated playback of the streaming content, playback of the streaming content completed, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: Matthew J. Cannon, Frank E. Figueroa, David G. Bell
  • Publication number: 20100118866
    Abstract: A system for transporting public switched network (PSTN) terminated signaling across an Internet protocol (IP) network includes a gateway between the PSTN and the IP network. The gateway receives a telephony signaling message from the PSTN and determines if the telephony signaling message maps to an IP signaling message. If the telephony signaling message does not map to an IP signaling message, the gateway packages the telephony signaling message in a special IP signaling message for transport over the IP network. If the gateway receives a special IP signaling special message, the gateway unpackages the telephony signaling message from the special message for transport over the PSTN. If the gateway receives DTMF signals from the PSTN, the gateway translates the DTMF signals to digits and packages the digits in a special IP signaling message for transport over the IP network. The gateway also packages the DTMF signals in an IP media transport protocol message for transport over the IP network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Applicant: VERIZON BUSINESS GLOBAL LLC
    Inventor: Matthew J. Cannon
  • Patent number: 7653081
    Abstract: A system for transporting public switched network (PSTN) terminated signaling across an Internet protocol (IP) network includes a gateway between the PSTN and the IP network. The gateway receives a telephony signaling message from the PSTN and determines if the telephony signaling message maps to an IP signaling message. If the telephony signaling message does not map to an IP signaling message, the gateway packages the telephony signaling message in a special IP signaling message for transport over the IP network. If the gateway receives a special IP signaling special message, the gateway unpackages the telephony signaling message from the special message for transport over the PSTN. If the gateway receives DTMF signals from the PSTN, the gateway translates the DTMF signals to digits and packages the digits in a special IP signaling message for transport over the IP network. The gateway also packages the DTMF signals in an IP media transport protocol message for transport over the IP network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Assignee: Verizon Business Global LLC
    Inventor: Matthew J. Cannon
  • Patent number: 7492775
    Abstract: A method of providing IP telephony services maps a telephony signaling protocol called party number nature of address indicator to an Internet signaling protocol nature of address indicator and a telephony signaling protocol called party number numbering plan indicator to an Internet signaling protocol numbering plan indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2009
    Assignee: Verizon Business Global LLC
    Inventors: Matthew J. Cannon, Steven R. Donovan
  • Patent number: 6879680
    Abstract: A virtual private network includes an internet protocol (IP) network and a public switched telephone network (PSTN). An enterprise gateway is operably connected to the IP network. The enterprise gateway is operably connected to a switch of the PSTN through a direct access line (DAL). The set-up signaling for virtual private network calls and the calls themselves are transported across the internet protocol network and the public switched telephone network through the direct access line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2005
    Assignee: MC, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven R. Donovan, Matthew J. Cannon
  • Patent number: 6842447
    Abstract: A system for transporting public switched network (PSTN) terminated signaling across an Internet protocol (IP) network includes a gateway between the PSTN and the IP network. The gateway receives a telephony signaling message from the PSTN and determines if the telephony signaling message maps to an IP signaling message. If the telephony signaling message does not map to an IP signaling message, the gateway packages the telephony signaling message in a special IP signaling message for transport over the IP network. If the gateway receives a special IP signaling special message, the gateway unpackages the telephony signaling message from the special message for transport over the PSTN. If the gateway receives DTMF signals from the PSTN, the gateway translates the DTMF signals to digits and packages the digits in a special IP signaling message for transport over the IP network. The gateway also packages the DTMF signals in an IP media transport protocol message for transport over the IP network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2005
    Assignee: MCI, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew J. Cannon
  • Publication number: 20040246949
    Abstract: A system for transporting public switched network (PSTN) terminated signaling across an Internet protocol (IP) network includes a gateway between the PSTN and the IP network. The gateway receives a telephony signaling message from the PSTN and determines if the telephony signaling message maps to an IP signaling message. If the telephony signaling message does not map to an IP signaling message, the gateway packages the telephony signaling message in a special IP signaling message for transport over the IP network. If the gateway receives a special IP signaling special message, the gateway unpackages the telephony signaling message from the special message for transport over the PSTN. If the gateway receives DTMF signals from the PSTN, the gateway translates the DTMF signals to digits and packages the digits in a special IP signaling message for transport over the IP network. The gateway also packages the DTMF signals in an IP media transport protocol message for transport over the IP network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2004
    Publication date: December 9, 2004
    Applicant: MCI WorldCom. Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew J. Cannon
  • Publication number: 20040151194
    Abstract: A method of providing IP telephony services maps a telephony signaling protocol called party number nature of address indicator to an Internet signaling protocol nature of address indicator and a telephony signaling protocol called party number numbering plan indicator to an Internet signaling protocol numbering plan indicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2004
    Publication date: August 5, 2004
    Applicant: MCIWORLDCOM, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew J. Cannon, Steven R. Donovan
  • Patent number: 6735209
    Abstract: A method of providing IP telephony services maps a telephony signaling protocol called party number nature of address indicator to an Internet signaling protocol nature of address indicator and a telephony signaling protocol called party number numbering plan indicator to an Internet signaling protocol numbering plan indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2004
    Assignee: WorldCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew J. Cannon, Steven R. Donovan
  • Patent number: 6453034
    Abstract: A virtual private network includes an internet protocol (IP) network and a public switched telephone network (PSTN). An enterprise gateway is operably connected to the IP network. The enterprise gateway is operably connected to a switch of the PSTN through a direct access line (DAL). The set-up signaling for virtual private network calls and the calls themselves are transported across the internet protocol network and the public switched telephone network through the direct access line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2002
    Assignee: MCI WorldCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven R. Donovan, Matthew J. Cannon
  • Publication number: 20020057786
    Abstract: A virtual private network includes an internet protocol (IP) network and a public switched telephone network (PSTN). An enterprise gateway is operably connected to the IP network. The enterprise gateway is operably connected to a switch of the PSTN through a direct access line (DAL). The set-up signaling for virtual private network calls and the calls themselves are transported across the internet protocol network and the public switched telephone network through the direct access line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2002
    Publication date: May 16, 2002
    Applicant: WorldCom, INC.
    Inventors: Steven R. Donovan, Matthew J. Cannon