Patents by Inventor Mitchell B. Oliver

Mitchell B. Oliver 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: 10043170
    Abstract: Systems and methods for application-based billing in a wireless subscriber billing system are disclosed. A wireless client device can generate and transmit a billing request to the billing system. The billing system generates a validation response to the billing request and transmits the validation response to the client device. The validation response can be processed by the client device to enable a service linked to the billing request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Brian Minear, Julie Yu, Mitchell B. Oliver, Laurence Lundblade, Gerald C. Horel, Jaiteerth Patwari
  • Patent number: 10009743
    Abstract: A system and method for the provision of downloadable subscription-based software applications to one or more wireless devices where the applications are downloadable from one or more application download servers across a wireless network. An accounting module receives subscription-based application download data from the one or more application download servers for each subscription-based application downloaded by a wireless device, and subscription-based application deletion data from each wireless device that has deleted a subscription-based application. The accounting module accounts for the use of the subscribed software applications based upon the subscription-based software application download data and subscription-based application deletion data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Brian Minear, Richard Wayne Gardner, III, Stephen A. Sprigg, Phil Tien Nguyen, Mitchell B. Oliver, Eric J. Lekven
  • Patent number: 9350875
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating and responding to billing requests in a wireless subscriber billing system are disclosed. A billing request can be generated at a trusted service. The billing request including billing information is communicated to a wireless subscriber billing system. A validation response to the billing request is generated in the wireless subscriber billing system and the validation response is communicated to the trusted service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Julie Yu, Mitchell B. Oliver, Gerald Charles Horel, Phil Tien Nguyen, Sandra L. Prast, Jaiteerth Patwari
  • Publication number: 20150382183
    Abstract: A system and method for selectively updating the versions of stored datasets on a wireless device that selectively communicates to a wireless network and downloads datasets, such as software applications and information, from download servers on the wireless network. The wireless device has a resident dataset version summary file that identifies the version of each resident dataset, and upon the wireless device attempting to communicate with the download server, the wireless device compares the version of each specific resident dataset listed in the resident dataset version summary file with the version of downloadable datasets resident on the download server to thereby determine if the version of a wireless device resident dataset is different from the version of a download server resident dataset. If the download server resident dataset is more recent, the wireless device can download it to overwrite the wireless device resident dataset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Inventors: Brian E. MINEAR, Eric J. LEKVEN, Mitchell B. OLIVER, Phil NGUYEN, Richard Wayne GARDNER, III, Stephen A. SPRIGG
  • Patent number: 9185538
    Abstract: Systems and methods for pricing and distributing applications and content to a wireless client device are disclosed. A first group can be formed by associating at least one item from a main catalog with a first subscriber ID (SID) associated with a first client device. A shopping catalog can be generated for the first client device from the main catalog based on at least one of platform ID, runtime API, and language. The first group can be included with the shopping catalog based on a first SID associated with the first client device. The pricing of the same item can be different in the first group and the main catalog.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Mitchell B. Oliver, Gerald Charles Horel, Brian Minear
  • Patent number: 9143622
    Abstract: A system and method for managing a billing account including a client device, a transceiver, logic configured to establish at least one primary account wherein the at least one primary account represents periodic fees that are charged to the billing account on a periodic basis; and logic configured to establish at least one secondary account wherein the at least one secondary account represents an amount of prepaid service that is available for the billing account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen A. Sprigg, Brian Minear, Mitchell B. Oliver, Richard Wayne Gardner, III
  • Patent number: 9134989
    Abstract: A system and method for selectively updating the versions of stored datasets on a wireless device that selectively communicates to a wireless network and downloads datasets, such as software applications and information, from download servers on the wireless network. The wireless device has a resident dataset version summary file that identifies the version of each resident dataset, and upon the wireless device attempting to communicate with the download server, the wireless device compares the version of each specific resident dataset listed in the resident dataset version summary file with the version of downloadable datasets resident on the download server to thereby determine if the version of a wireless device resident dataset is different from the version of a download server resident dataset. If the download server resident dataset is more recent, the wireless device can download it to overwrite the wireless device resident dataset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Brian Minear, Eric J. Lekven, Mitchell B. Oliver, Phil Nguyen, Richard Wayne Gardner, III, Stephen A. Sprigg
  • Patent number: 8755794
    Abstract: A method of receiving a user profile at a wireless device is provided. The method includes receiving a request to add the user profile at the wireless device, transmitting an acceptance of the request, receiving the user profile at the wireless device, and storing the user profile at the wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Virgina Walker Keating, Joel Bernarte, Mitchell B. Oliver, Richard Lankford
  • Patent number: 8660613
    Abstract: A system and method for providing a message on the graphic display of a wireless device while the wireless device is connecting to an application download server across a wireless network. When the wireless device attempts to communicate with an application download server or changes files while navigating an application download server, a message is transmitted across the wireless network to the computer platform of the wireless device and displayed to the user of the wireless device. The message can be transmitted to the wireless device from the same application download server that the wireless device is attempting to connect to or navigate, or alternately, the message can be transmitted from another server on the wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Brian Minear, Mazen Chmaytelli, Mitchell B. Oliver, Stephen A. Sprigg
  • Patent number: 8630634
    Abstract: A method for processing interactive screens for a wireless device is provided. The method includes receiving, from the wireless device, a download request for content. The method further includes determining whether the wireless device has an interactive screen associated with the content. If it is determined that the wireless device has the interactive screen associated with the content, the method further includes transmitting the content to the wireless device without transmitting the interactive screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Mazen Chmaytelli, Brian Minear, Mitchell B. Oliver, Stephen A. Sprigg
  • Patent number: 8620275
    Abstract: A system and method for providing a message on the graphic display of a wireless device while the wireless device is connecting to an application download server across a wireless network. When the wireless device attempts to communicate with an application download server or changes files while navigating an application download server, a message is transmitted across the wireless network to the computer platform of the wireless device and displayed to the user of the wireless device. The message can be transmitted to the wireless device from the same application download server that the wireless device is attempting to connect to or navigate, or alternately, the message can be transmitted from another server on the wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Brian Minear, Mazen Chmaytelli, Mitchell B. Oliver, Stephen A. Sprigg
  • Patent number: 8588766
    Abstract: The present invention provides safe and secure application distribution and execution by providing systems and methods that test an application to ensure that it satisfies predetermined criteria associated with the environment in which it will execute. Furthermore, by using rules and permission lists, application removal, and a modification detection technique, such as digital signatures, the present invention provides mechanisms to safely distribute and execute tested, or untested, applications by determining whether the application has been modified, determining if it has permission to execute in a given wireless device environment, and removing the application should it be desirable to do so.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Laurence Lundblade, Marc S. Phillips, Brian Minear, Yan Zhuang, Anand Krishnan, Stephen A. Sprigg, Mazen Chmaytelli, Mitchell B. Oliver, Gerald Charles Horel, Karen Crossland
  • Patent number: 8549166
    Abstract: A computer device having wireless communication capability and a computer platform with a resident application environment for selectively downloading applications to the platform across the wireless network with a predefined security protocol for downloading and executing applications at the platform, such as verifying the presence of a certificate. The download manager is resident on the computer platform and allows download, storage, and execution of applications that do not otherwise comply with the security protocol of the resident application environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Mitchell B. Oliver, Gerald Charles Horel, Brian Minear
  • Patent number: 8112076
    Abstract: The present invention provides safe and secure application distribution and execution by providing systems and methods that test an application to ensure that it satisfies predetermined criteria associated with the environment in which it will execute. Furthermore, by using rules and permission lists, application removal, and a modification detection technique, such as digital signatures, the present invention provides mechanisms to safely distribute and execute tested, or untested, applications by determining whether the application has been modified, determining if it has permission to execute in a given wireless device environment, and removing the application should it be desirable to do so.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Laurence Lundblade, Marc S. Phillips, Brian Minear, Yan Zhuang, Anand Krishnan, Stephen A. Sprigg, Mazen Chmaytelli, Mitchell B. Oliver, Gerald Charles Horel, Karen Crossland
  • Publication number: 20100144328
    Abstract: A method of receiving a user profile at a wireless device is provided. The method includes receiving a request to add the user profile at the wireless device, transmitting an acceptance of the request, receiving the user profile at the wireless device, and storing the user profile at the wireless device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2008
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Inventors: Virginia Walker KEATING, Joel BERNARTE, Mitchell B. OLIVER, Richard LANKFORD
  • Patent number: 7684792
    Abstract: The present invention provides safe and secure application distribution and execution by providing systems and methods that test an application to ensure that it satisfies predetermined criteria associated with the environment in which it will execute. Furthermore, by using rules and permission lists, application removal, and a modification detection technique, such as digital signatures, the present invention provides mechanisms to safely distribute and execute tested, or untested, applications by determining whether the application has been modified, determining if it has permission to execute in a given wireless device environment, and removing the application should it be desirable to do so.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Laurence Lundblade, Marc S. Phillips, Brian Minear, Yan Zhuang, Anand Krishnan, Stephen A Sprigg, Mazen Chmaytelli, Mitchell B. Oliver, Gerald Charles Horel, Karen Crossland
  • Patent number: 7536172
    Abstract: A method for executing an application on a wireless device is provided. The method includes receiving, at the wireless device, a test permission that indicates the wireless device is authorized to execute the application on a wireless network in a testing capacity. The test permission is associated with the wireless device. The method further includes requesting the execution of the application on the wireless device and evaluating whether the wireless device includes the test permission. If the wireless device includes the test permission, the method further includes executing the application on the wireless device. The application is executed on the wireless device even if the application includes other permissions necessary to execute the application on the wireless device or the wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2009
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Brian Minear, Mazen Chmaytelli, Mitchell B. Oliver, Laurence Lundblade
  • Patent number: 7454199
    Abstract: A system and method for managing the deleting and reloading of software application components on a wireless device, such as a cellular telephone, personal digital assistant, pager, or other computer platform. The wireless device has one or more resident executable software applications wherein each application has one or more application components and application-associated data, such as software licenses and user-specific data. The wireless device selectively deletes one or more application components of the resident software applications without loss of the application-associated data to clear resources on the wireless device, and selectively prompts an application download server across a wireless network to transmit deleted application components needed to be reinstalled on the wireless device to execute the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2008
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Brian Minear, Richard Wayne Gardner, III, Stephen A. Sprigg, Phil Tien Nguyen, Mitchell B. Oliver, Eric J. Lekven
  • Publication number: 20080225815
    Abstract: A system and method for providing a message on the graphic display of a wireless device while the wireless device is connecting to an application download server across a wireless network. When the wireless device attempts to communicate with an application download server or changes files while navigating an application download server, a message is transmitted across the wireless network to the computer platform of the wireless device and displayed to the user of the wireless device. The message can be transmitted to the wireless device from the same application download server that the wireless device is attempting to connect to or navigate, or alternately, the message can be transmitted from another server on the wireless network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2008
    Publication date: September 18, 2008
    Applicant: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Brian MINEAR, Mazen CHMAYTELLI, Mitchell B. OLIVER, Stephen A. SPRIGG
  • Publication number: 20080182569
    Abstract: A method for processing interactive screens for a wireless device is provided. The method includes receiving, from the wireless device, a download request for content. The method further includes determining whether the wireless device has an interactive screen associated with the content. If it is determined that the wireless device has the interactive screen associated with the content, the method further includes transmitting the content to the wireless device without transmitting the interactive screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Publication date: July 31, 2008
    Inventors: Mazen Chmaytelli, Brian Minear, Mitchell B. Oliver, Stephen A. Sprigg