Patents by Inventor Matthew L. Ward

Matthew L. Ward 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: 20190235765
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes determining requirements of a storage system by a planning module. The method also includes calculating, by the planning module, an initial configuration for the storage system, the initial configuration specifying a plurality of components that are interoperable to satisfy the requirements of the storage system. In addition, the method includes outputting a purchase file that describes all components that are specified by the initial configuration of the storage system. Moreover, the method includes outputting a configuration file that is interoperable with at least one of the components specified in the purchase file and is configured to automatically initialize the storage system in response to the components of the storage system being installed. In another embodiment, the method includes a management module receiving the configuration file and monitoring performance metrics of a plurality of workloads of the storage system during operation of the storage system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Joshua J. Crawford, Matthew J. Ward, Paul A. Jennas, II, Jason L. Peipelman
  • Publication number: 20190138404
    Abstract: A method, system, and program product are provided for undoing a point-in-time copy restore. Provided are swapping corresponding tracks between a source volume and a target volume using cache of a storage subsystem to which the source and the target volumes are attached, based on an indicator being set that a track on the source volume is changed since a point-in-time copy. Tracks are moved from the source volume to the target volume based on the indicator being unset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Joshua J. Crawford, Paul A. Jennas, II, Jason L. Peipelman, Matthew J. Ward
  • Publication number: 20170374528
    Abstract: Collection and analysis of network transaction information which includes the mobile device's usage, location, and movements coupled with data from non-wireless network sources allow for the automation of analysis for the detection of smuggling or other criminal behaviors and tasking of high-accuracy location surveillance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventors: Brian R. Bolon, Larry V. Dodds, Matthew L. Ward
  • Patent number: 9788165
    Abstract: Collection and analysis of network transaction information which includes the mobile device's usage, location, movements coupled with data from non-wireless network sources allow for the automation of analysis for the detection of smuggling or other criminal behaviors and tasking of high-accuracy location surveillance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Brian R. Bolon, Larry V. Dodds, Matthew L. Ward
  • Patent number: 9693233
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for use with a mobile device. The system is configurable to detect unauthorized access to onboard sensors or information developed by the sensors or configured by the user. Upon detection, access may be denied or limited according to pre-set rules or user intervention. The rules may consider prior access attempts, time-of-day or current location in the denial or limitation of access. Access limitation can include limiting access to only dithered data or spoofed data in accordance to the rules or user instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Location Sentry Corp.
    Inventors: Matthew L. Ward, Craig E. Spiegelberg
  • Patent number: 9693286
    Abstract: An emission control scheme intended to limit the localization and identification of a wireless device to known friendly wireless networks. Use of an intelligent access control (IAC) on a wireless device allows the user or administrator control over the revealing of the wireless device to any particular network. Passive scanning allows collection of network information while passive device-based location and on-board databased information on the wireless networks allows localization to thwart network spoofing for unfriendly positioning and identification of the wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Location Sentry Corp.
    Inventors: Matthew L. Ward, Craig E. Spiegelberg
  • Publication number: 20170013538
    Abstract: An emission control scheme intended to limit the localization and identification of a wireless device to known friendly wireless networks. Use of an intelligent access control (IAC) on a wireless device allows the user or administrator control over the revealing of the wireless device to any particular network. Passive scanning allows collection of network information while passive device-based location and on-board databased information on the wireless networks allows localization to thwart network spoofing for unfriendly positioning and identification of the wireless device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Applicant: LOCATION SENTRY CORP
    Inventors: Matthew L. WARD, Craig E. SPIEGELBERG
  • Publication number: 20160373898
    Abstract: Collection and analysis of network transaction information which includes the mobile device's usage, location, movements coupled with data from non-wireless network sources allow for the automation of analysis for the detection of smuggling or other criminal behaviors and tasking of high-accuracy location surveillance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: Brian R. Bolon, Larry V. Dodds, Matthew L. Ward
  • Patent number: 9467804
    Abstract: An emission control scheme intended to limit the localization and identification of a wireless device to known friendly wireless networks. Use of an intelligent access control (IAC) on a wireless device allows the user or administrator control over the revealing of the wireless device to any particular network. Passive scanning allows collection of network information while passive device-based location and on-board databased information on the wireless networks allows localization to thwart network spoofing for unfriendly positioning and identification of the wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: LOCATION SENTRY CORP.
    Inventors: Matthew L. Ward, Craig E. Spiegelberg
  • Publication number: 20160219438
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for use with a mobile device. The system is configurable to detect unauthorized access to onboard sensors or information developed by the sensors or configured by the user. Upon detection, access may be denied or limited according to pre-set rules or user intervention. The rules may consider prior access attempts, time-of-day or current location in the denial or limitation of access. Access limitation can include limiting access to only dithered data or spoofed data in accordance to the rules or user instructions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Applicant: LOCATION SENTRY CORP
    Inventors: Matthew L. WARD, Craig E. SPIEGELBERG
  • Patent number: 9386421
    Abstract: Collection and analysis of network transaction information which includes the mobile device's usage, location, movements coupled with data from non-wireless network sources allow for the automation of analysis for the detection of smuggling or other criminal behaviors and tasking of high-accuracy location surveillance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: TruePosition, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian R. Bolon, Larry V. Dodds, Matthew L. Ward
  • Patent number: 9354323
    Abstract: To reduce power consumption in a user terminal, especially mobile devices, a system and method are introduced that use terrestrial beacons as a location proxy when satellite positioning signals are not available. The geographic locations of the terrestrial beacons need not be known to use the beacons as a proxy for a satellite positioning signals derived location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: TruePosition, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Anderson, Matthew L. Ward
  • Patent number: 9288628
    Abstract: Methods and systems are employed by a wireless location system (WLS) for locating a wireless device operating in a geographic area served by a wireless communications system. An exemplary method includes monitoring a set of signaling links of the wireless communications system, and detecting at least one predefined signaling transaction occurring on at least one of the predefined signaling links. Then, in response to the detection of the at least one predefined network transaction, at least one predefined location service is triggered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: TruePosition, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Anderson, Jeffrey F. Bull, Paul Matthew Czarnecki, Thomas Stephen Ginter, Matthew L. Ward
  • Patent number: 9282435
    Abstract: A spoofed location detection system using information collected from a radio signal or information from multiple receivers collecting multiple radio signals to validate a location estimate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Location Sentry Corp
    Inventors: Matthew L. Ward, Craig E. Spiegelberg
  • Patent number: 9121923
    Abstract: A Wide Area Sensor Network (WASN) is disclosed that utilizes wideband software defined radios (SDRs) to monitor RF energy over a wide frequency range, detect when critical frequencies are being jammed or otherwise interfered with, and locate the source of the interference so that the interference can be eliminated. The WASN may use one or more geolocation techniques In addition, the WASN may detect and locate unauthorized transmitters as well as estimate the transmitted power of authorized transmitters to assure they are not transmitting more power than authorized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: TruePosition, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey F. Bull, Matthew L. Ward
  • Patent number: 9119063
    Abstract: A location sentry system is provided for use within a mobile device. The sentry system can be configured to detect unauthorized attempts to locate mobile devices by monitoring messages passed between the mobile device and the wireless network and/or messages passed between components of the mobile device, and determining that one or more of the messages is/are indicative of an attempt to locate the mobile device. In response to a determination that an unauthorized attempt has been detected, the location sentry can be configured to take one or more actions. For example, the location sentry system could prevent location information from being sent back to the wireless network and/or the location sentry system could cause incorrect information to be sent to the wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: TruePosition, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederic A. Beckley, Robert J. Anderson, Matthew L. Ward
  • Patent number: 9060281
    Abstract: In an overlay, network-based, wireless location system, passive network probes and Location Measurement Units, typically co-located with eNodeB's, are used to collect identity information and radio signaling both in the forward and reverse channels for use in power-based, timing-based and/or angle-based positioning methods in Long Term Evolution (LTE) and LTE-Advanced wireless communications networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: TruePosition, Inc.
    Inventors: Simon Issakov, Rashidus S. Mia, Matthew L. Ward
  • Publication number: 20150065166
    Abstract: A spoofed location detection system using information collected from a radio signal or information from multiple receivers collecting multiple radio signals to validate a location estimate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Matthew L. WARD, Craig E. SPIEGELBERG
  • Publication number: 20150067880
    Abstract: A sentry system is provided for use within a mobile device to limit access to device location using onboard systems. Access limitation can include access to only spoofed data in accordance to the rules or user instructions. Spoofed data may include refinements to render a location estimate and associated collateral information to be more plausible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Matthew L. WARD, Craig E. SPIEGELBERG
  • Publication number: 20140342689
    Abstract: Methods and systems are employed by a wireless location system (WLS) for locating a wireless device operating in a geographic area served by a wireless communications system. An exemplary method includes monitoring a set of signaling links of the wireless communications system, and detecting at least one predefined signaling transaction occurring on at least one of the predefined signaling links. Then, in response to the detection of the at least one predefined network transaction, at least one predefined location service is triggered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Robert J. Anderson, Jeffrey F. Bull, Paul Matthew Czarnecki, Thomas Stephen Ginter, Matthew L. Ward