Patents by Inventor Michael Rizzo

Michael Rizzo 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: 11205187
    Abstract: Embodiments of vehicle data systems for use in distributed computer network are disclosed. Particular embodiments may determine and enhance vehicle data from various data sources distributed across the computer network, and utilize the enhanced vehicle data in the determination of normalization metrics that account for geography and population density or spatial behavioral patterns. Embodiments may utilize these normalization metrics to assign zone labels to geographic areas and present representations of the geographic areas based on the normalization metrics across the distributed computer network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: TrueCar, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D Swinson, Lin O'Driscoll, Daniel Salazar, Ludovica Rizzo, Jacob LaCivita
  • Publication number: 20180252692
    Abstract: A monitoring system for monitoring a process includes a housing with a viewing panel. The viewing panel includes a view port. An emitter generates light and illuminates an observation zone of the process. A detector is disposed within the housing and is configured to detect light entering the housing through the view port and create a plurality of images of the process in the observation zone. A thermal regulation system is configured to generate heat in the vicinity of the viewing panel of the housing so as to increase the temperature of at least the view port above ambient temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas Canty, Michael Rizzo, Meredith Canty, Colleen Kelley, Justin Halbach
  • Patent number: 9794189
    Abstract: A service platform for a content delivery network indicates a transmission rate cap to be imposed when streaming data to a data requesting device over an access network. Means are provided for receiving a service request for delivery of data from a requesting device as the result of which the requested data is delivered as a prioritised traffic stream over an access link to the requesting device. The service platform processes the service request to determine one or more performance characteristics of said access link and uses this to determine the maximum transmission rate for the requested data to be streamed at over the access link during its delivery to the requesting device. This information is included in a source address for the requested data which the service platform generates, typically as a URL.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY
    Inventor: Michael Rizzo
  • Patent number: 9497065
    Abstract: A service session resource manager (72) for use in a router (18) capable of routing a plurality of at least partially contemporaneous service sessions over a communications line is described which mediates between services competing for bandwidth. The service session manager (72) updates its internal state based on both mediation enabled (22b) and mediation non-enabled (22a) devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS
    Inventors: Michael Rizzo, Steven Rudkin
  • Patent number: 9380028
    Abstract: Data messages having secure data location addresses other than a predefined set are handled by a user terminal (14) in the normal way by setting up a secure tunnel (181) to a server specified in the data message (16). As this would prevent any proxy server from performing any processing on the content of the data message, messages that require the proxy to perform process on the data messages are processed separately. Data messages (251) incorporating secure media access locators identifying a predefined set of known media servers are identified by a message processing function (41, 410, 44) and passed to a proxy server over a connection between the user terminal and the proxy which does not tunnel past the proxy server, such that the proxy server may generate a redirected media access locator for return to the user terminal (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: British Telecommunications PLC
    Inventors: Michael Rizzo, Paul Martin Skirrow
  • Publication number: 20140359064
    Abstract: Data messages having secure data location addresses other than a predefined set are handled by a user terminal (14) in the normal way by setting up a secure tunnel (181) to a server specified in the data message (16). As this would prevent any proxy server from performing any processing on the content of the data message, messages that require the proxy to perform process on the data messages are processed separately. Data messages (251) incorporating secure media access locators identifying a predefined set of known media servers are identified by a message processing function (41, 410, 44) and passed to a proxy server over a connection between the user terminal and the proxy which does not tunnel past the proxy server, such that the proxy server may generate a redirected media access locator for return to the user terminal (14).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Michael Rizzo, Paul Martin Skirrow
  • Publication number: 20140359748
    Abstract: A media asset location request redirection system causes a user terminal (11) to redirect first media asset location data (22) relating to a first content delivery network (16) such that the media asset location request is directed to a second content delivery platform (17), by means of a proxy redirection server (18) which translates the first media asset location data (21, 251) into second media asset location data (26) relating to the second content delivery network. Use of the proxy redirection server (18) is controlled by an authentication process, in which the user terminal (11) and proxy redirection server (18) perform a mutual authentication process to determine whether the redirection server (18) should accept the request for a media asset location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Michael Rizzo, Paul Martin Skirrow
  • Publication number: 20140344908
    Abstract: An asset location request redirection system (18) receives first asset location data (251) from a user terminal. The first asset location data relates to a first content delivery network, and the redirection system (18) generates a signed second asset location data (26) for return to the user terminal, allowing it to retrieve content from a second content delivery network. The second content delivery network uses authentication data (36, 37) in the signed second asset location to determine whether the asset location request is authentic and to be met. Such data may include confirmation that the requesting terminal has passed a validity check (35), and that the signed location data has not exceeded an expiry date.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY
    Inventors: Michael Rizzo, Paul Martin Skirrow
  • Patent number: 8843313
    Abstract: A method, system, and apparatus are disclosed for multipath isolation through the combined use of antenna diversity and frequency diversity. In particular, the present disclosure utilizes antenna diversity and frequency diversity to combat the deleterious effects of reflected signals on the positioning accuracy of satellite navigation systems. In at least one embodiment, the present disclosure uses two antennas and two frequencies for operation with a satellite navigation system. The present disclosure segregates the antennas and frequencies into two classes: references and monitors. The reference measurements are used for estimating the state of the vehicle, and the monitor measurements are used to detect faults that might degrade the reference estimation. Thus, the present disclosure enables an improvement in the positioning error experienced by roving users in downtown and indoor environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Per K. Enge, Bart Ferrell, Gregory M. Gutt, James C. Lassa, Michael A. Rizzo, David A. Whelan
  • Publication number: 20140244849
    Abstract: A service platform for a content delivery network indicates a transmission rate cap to be imposed when streaming data to a data requesting device over an access network. Means are provided for receiving a service request for delivery of data from a requesting device as the result of which the requested data is delivered as a prioritised traffic stream over an access link to the requesting device. The service platform processes the service request to determine one or more performance characteristics of said access link and uses this to determine the maximum transmission rate for the requested data to be streamed at over the access link during its delivery to the requesting device. This information is included in a source address for the requested data which the service platform generates, typically as a URL.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Rizzo
  • Publication number: 20130339529
    Abstract: A service session resource manager (72) for use in a router (18) capable of routing a plurality of at least partially contemporaneous service sessions over a communications line is described which mediates between services competing for bandwidth. The service session manager (72) updates its internal state based on both mediation enabled (22b) and mediation non-enabled (22a) devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS public limited company
    Inventors: Michael Rizzo, Steven Rudkin
  • Publication number: 20130335268
    Abstract: A method, system, and apparatus are disclosed for multipath isolation through the combined use of antenna diversity and frequency diversity. In particular, the present disclosure utilizes antenna diversity and frequency diversity to combat the deleterious effects of reflected signals on the positioning accuracy of satellite navigation systems. In at least one embodiment, the present disclosure uses two antennas and two frequencies for operation with a satellite navigation system. The present disclosure segregates the antennas and frequencies into two classes: references and monitors. The reference measurements are used for estimating the state of the vehicle, and the monitor measurements are used to detect faults that might degrade the reference estimation. Thus, the present disclosure enables an improvement in the positioning error experienced by roving users in downtown and indoor environments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Per K. Enge, Bart Ferrell, Gregory M. Gutt, James C. Lassa, Michael A. Rizzo, David A. Whelan
  • Publication number: 20120220974
    Abstract: Adhesive bandages having a backing layer with first and second opposing surfaces, an adhesive layer applied to the second surface of the backing layer and an absorbent pad associated with the backing layer, the absorbent pad including a first surface that faces the second surface of the backing layer and an opposing second surface having a plurality of tufted regions surrounded and separated by a first network of interconnecting channels recessed in the second surface of the absorbent pad; where the shape of the tufted regions is a polygon having from five to eight sides, the tufted regions have a substantially uniform first density, the channel base region has a substantially uniform second density that is greater than the substantially uniform first density of the tufted regions and the network of channels is visible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Inventors: Jennifer Wing-Yee Chan, Michael W. Eknoian, Megha Reddy, Carmine Michael Rizzo, Vincent John Petersack
  • Publication number: 20120220973
    Abstract: Adhesive bandages having a backing layer with first and second opposing surfaces, and an absorbent pad associated with the backing layer, the absorbent pad including a first surface that faces the second surface of the backing layer and an opposing second surface having a plurality of tufted regions surrounded and separated by a first network of interconnecting channels recessed in the second surface of the absorbent pad; where the tufted regions have a substantially uniform first density, the channel base region has a substantially uniform second density that is greater than the substantially uniform first density of the tufted regions and the network of channels is visible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Inventors: Jennifer Wing-Yee Chan, Michael W. Eknoian, Megha Reddy, Carmine Michael Rizzo, Vincent John Petersack
  • Patent number: D694892
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer Wing-Yee Chan, Michael William Eknoian, Vincent John Petersack, Carmine Michael Rizzo, Karin Taylor
  • Patent number: D697216
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer Wing-Yee Chan, Michael William Eknoian, Vincent John Petersack, Carmine Michael Rizzo, Karin Taylor
  • Patent number: D707829
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer Wing-Yee Chan, Michael William Eknoian, Vincent John Petersack, Carmine Michael Rizzo, Karin Taylor
  • Patent number: D708751
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer Wing-Yee Chan, Michael William Eknoian, Vincent John Petersack, Carmine Michael Rizzo, Karin Taylor
  • Patent number: D745688
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer Wing-Yee Chan, Michael William Eknoian, Vincent John Petersack, Carmine Michael Rizzo, Karin Taylor
  • Patent number: D745689
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer Wing-Yee Chan, Michael William Eknoian, Vincent John Petersack, Carmine Michael Rizzo, Karin Taylor