Patents by Inventor Paul Mitchell

Paul Mitchell 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: 10939310
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus in a wireless network that allow devices, such as client devices and access points (APs), having software defined radios (SDRs) to change operating behavior depending on network RF environment conditions are disclosed. The devices may be instructed to operate according to differently defined behavior profiles that may be chosen based on RF environment conditions. The profiles may be stored in a database. A particular profile may be obtained from the database for one or more devices based on an interference level within an RF environment of the devices. The profiles may be implemented to change device operating behavior so that interference is reduced or minimized in higher levels of interference. The profiles may also be implemented to change device behavior so that interference is reduced in lower levels of interference while also freeing up resources for more efficient use in the network during lower levels of interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Amer Hassan, Paul Mitchell, Aaron Cunningham, Mitesh Desai
  • Publication number: 20210003775
    Abstract: Optical apparatus and methods of manufacture thereof An optical apparatus (20) for evanescently coupling an optical signal across an (interface (30) is described. The optical apparatus (20) comprises a first substrate (22) and a second substrate (24). The optical signal is evanescently coupled between a first waveguide (26) formed by laser inscription of the first substrate (22) and a second waveguide (28) of the second substrate (22). The first waveguide (26) comprises a curved section (34) configured to provide evanescent coupling of the optical signal between the first and second waveguides (26, 28) via the interface (30).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Nicholas D. Psaila, Anthony Traynor, Rowan Pocock, Paul Mitchell, Graeme Brown, Mark Hesketh
  • Patent number: 10846162
    Abstract: Utilities (e.g., systems, methods, etc.) that make use of a secure input/output (I/O) channel between system firmware (e.g., BIOS) and the SP to allow the BIOS to securely send data (e.g., error data) for secure consumption by the SP while preventing or limiting other sources from sending falsified data or the like the SP. The secure I/O channel includes interface hardware (e.g., Field-programmable gate array (FPGA)) that is configured to be unlocked by the BIOS using a security key received from a key generator over a separate security channel. After such data is securely sent to the interface hardware, the BIOS may then pass error interrupt(s) to the OS for performing of any necessary recovery actions. At any appropriate time, the SP may read or consume error data from the memory register of the interface hardware and perform any appropriate diagnoses and/or handling of the error data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: David Rudy, Robert Hueston, Scott Cooke, Paul Mitchell
  • Publication number: 20200326491
    Abstract: An optical apparatus (10) for routing an optical signal (12) comprises a body (14) comprising a material. A waveguide (16) is formed in the body (14) by laser modification of the material. The optical apparatus (10) further comprises a region (18) comprising a lower refractive index than the material of the body (14) and defines an interface (24) between the region (18) and the waveguide (16). The waveguide (16) and the interface (24) are aligned relative to each other for routing the optical signal (12) therebetween and reflecting the optical signal (12) at the interface (24).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Nicholas D. Psaila, Graeme Brown, John Macdonald, Paul Mitchell, Mark Hesketh, Anthony Traynor, Richard Laming
  • Publication number: 20200312098
    Abstract: A gaming system, gaming device, and method using a deck of cards containing statistics and identifying information from real-world sports players is described. The cards in the deck may contain the player scores for a set of games or matches as well as other player-related information. The gaming system and device randomly generate a hand and randomly select one of the player's pre-determined scores for each of the cards. The user's score may be determined through a variety of methods utilizing the player scores on the cards in the user's hand. The outcome of the user's hand may be determined by matching the user's score with a pay table, or for a multi-user game, the outcome may be determined by finding the highest scorer among the participating users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: UBER BOSS, INC.
    Inventor: Paul Mitchell
  • Patent number: 10785663
    Abstract: In a first device incorporating a processor and a memory in communication with the processor, the memory includes executable instructions that, when executed, cause the processor to control the first device to perform functions of receiving a bit error pattern of data traffic transmission from the first device to a second device, the bit error pattern including a number and locations of bit errors which occurred during the data traffic transmission; and adapting at least one transmission parameter of the first device based on the received bit error pattern. The error pattern allows more refined data traffic decisions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Amer Hassan, Paul Mitchell
  • Patent number: 10707922
    Abstract: A network controller is configured to receive a data packet from a core network for routing to a device in a wireless network. The controller may then select an antenna set from a plurality of antenna sets that are distributed across different base stations operable to transmit data packets to the destination device. The antenna set may be selected from the plurality of antenna sets based on a distribution pattern. For example, the distribution pattern may be a pseudo-randomly generated distribution pattern. The controller may then route the at least one data packet to the base station which the selected antenna set is implemented for transmission to the device. The antenna sets may be implemented on one base station, or implemented so that the antennas of an antenna set are distributed across multiple base stations. The antenna sets may also be configured to be of any number of antennas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Amer Hassan, Edward Giaimo, Paul Mitchell
  • Patent number: 10698164
    Abstract: An optical apparatus 20 for evanescently coupling an optical signal across an interface 30 is described. The optical apparatus 20 comprises a first substrate 22 and a second substrate 24. The optical signal is evanescently coupled between a first waveguide 26 formed by laser inscription of the first substrate 22 and a second waveguide 28 of the second substrate 22. The first waveguide 26 comprises a curved section 34 configured to provide evanescent coupling of the optical signal between the first and second waveguides 26, 28 via the interface 30.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: OPTOSCRIBE LIMITED
    Inventors: Nicholas D. Psaila, Anthony Traynor, Rowan Pocock, Paul Mitchell, Graeme Brown, Mark Hesketh
  • Publication number: 20200174875
    Abstract: Utilities (e.g., systems, methods, etc.) that make use of a secure input/output (I/O) channel between system firmware (e.g., BIOS) and the SP to allow the BIOS to securely send data (e.g., error data) for secure consumption by the SP while preventing or limiting other sources from sending falsified data or the like the SP. The secure I/O channel includes interface hardware (e.g., Field-programmable gate array (FPGA)) that is configured to be unlocked by the BIOS using a security key received from a key generator over a separate security channel. After such data is securely sent to the interface hardware, the BIOS may then pass error interrupt(s) to the OS for performing of any necessary recovery actions. At any appropriate time, the SP may read or consume error data from the memory register of the interface hardware and perform any appropriate diagnoses and/or handling of the error data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: David Rudy, Robert Hueston, Scott Cooke, Paul Mitchell
  • Publication number: 20200169900
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus in a wireless network that allow devices, such as client devices and access points (APs), having software defined radios (SDRs) to change operating behavior depending on network RF environment conditions are disclosed. The devices may be instructed to operate according to differently defined behavior profiles that may be chosen based on RF environment conditions. The profiles may be stored in a database. A particular profile may be obtained from the database for one or more devices based on an interference level within an RF environment of the devices. The profiles may be implemented to change device operating behavior so that interference is reduced or minimized in higher levels of interference. The profiles may also be implemented to change device behavior so that interference is reduced in lower levels of interference while also freeing up resources for more efficient use in the network during lower levels of interference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Amer HASSAN, Paul MITCHELL, Aaron CUNNINGHAM, Mitesh DESAI
  • Patent number: 10499260
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus in a wireless network that allow devices, such as client devices and access points (APs), having software defined radios (SDRs) to change operating behavior depending on network RF environment conditions are disclosed. The devices may be instructed to operate according to differently defined behavior profiles that may be chosen based on RF environment conditions. The profiles may be stored in a database. A particular profile may be obtained from the database for one or more devices based on an interference level within an RF environment of the devices. The profiles may be implemented to change device operating behavior so that interference is reduced or minimized in higher levels of interference. The profiles may also be implemented to change device behavior so that interference is reduced in lower levels of interference while also freeing up resources for more efficient use in network during lower levels of interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Amer Hassan, Paul Mitchell, Aaron Cunningham, Mitesh Desai
  • Patent number: 10492084
    Abstract: Data traffic routing and/or transmission parameter adaption decisions are made at a sending node by considering error patterns of one or more possible receiving nodes at the bit level. Data traffic routing and/or transmission parameter adaption decisions may be used to preemptively prevent data errors from occurring as data traffic is transmit by a sending node. The error pattern information may include information on numbers of bit errors in a code word or information on relative randomness or burstiness of bit error patterns at the one or more possible receiving nodes. The collaboratively shared error pattern information may be determined and updated over time intervals or upon selected conditions occurring. In one embodiment, a next hop node may be determined using bit error patterns of neighbor nodes. In another embodiment, transmission parameter adaption or channel selection may be determined using bit error patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Amer Hassan, Paul Mitchell
  • Patent number: 10482720
    Abstract: A gaming system, gaming device, and method using a deck of cards containing statistics and identifying information from real-world sports players is described. The cards in the deck may contain the player scores for a set of games or matches as well as other player-related information. The gaming system and device randomly generate a hand and randomly select one of the player's pre-determined scores for each of the cards. The user's score may be determined through a variety of methods utilizing the player scores on the cards in the user's hand. The outcome of the user's hand may be determined by matching the user's score with a pay table, or for a multi-user game, the outcome may be determined by finding the highest scorer among the participating users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Uber Boss, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Mitchell
  • Patent number: 10447338
    Abstract: A spreading sequence generator for a first radio frequency (RF) transceiver receives an RF signal from a second RF transceiver. The first RF transceiver measures power levels of the received RF signal at a plurality of instants to generate respective digital power level values and uses the plurality of digital power level values to create a first spreading sequence. The second RF transceiver receives an RF signal from the first RF transceiver and performs the same functions to create a second spreading sequence. Due to the reciprocal nature of the RF channel between the first and second RF transceivers, the first and second cryptographic keys match.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Amer A. Hassan, Edward C. Giaimo, III, Paul Mitchell
  • Publication number: 20190265415
    Abstract: An optical apparatus 20 for evanescently coupling an optical signal across an interface 30 is described. The optical apparatus 20 comprises a first substrate 22 and a second substrate 24. The optical signal is evanescently coupled between a first waveguide 26 formed by laser inscription of the first substrate 22 and a second waveguide 28 of the second substrate 22. The first waveguide 26 comprises a curved section 34 configured to provide evanescent coupling of the optical signal between the first and second waveguides 26, 28 via the interface 30.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Nicholas D. Psaila, Anthony Traynor, Rowan Pocock, Paul Mitchell, Graeme Brown, Mark Hesketh
  • Patent number: 10351742
    Abstract: The invention provides a process for the production of a pressure sensitive adhesive, comprising dissolving a particulate solid MQ silicone resin having a bulk density in the range 0.4-0.9 g/cm3 in a volatile solvent, and dissolving a polydiorganosiloxane having a viscosity of 0.1 to 40,000 Pa·s at 25° C. in the volatile solvent before, simultaneously with or after dissolving the solid MQ silicone resin. The process of the present invention allows the production of a pressure sensitive adhesive in a solvent different from the solvent in which the MQ silicone resin was prepared.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: DOW SILICONES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Janelle L. Brown, Julie Lyn Cook, Leon Neal Cook, Elizabeth Kelley, Timothy Paul Mitchell, Lori Jean Sutton, Stephanie Thompson
  • Patent number: 10334507
    Abstract: Opportunistic use of spectrum is disclosed that allows a device access to a wireless local area network (WLAN) when necessary on a restricted frequency band and provides efficient scanning and switching of device communications to an unrestricted frequency band when channels become available in the unrestricted frequency band. A device operating in the network on the restricted frequency band may receive information on a channel set over a channel in the restricted frequency band. The channel set may be a subset of channels in the network and indicate network channels available for potential use in the unrestricted frequency band. The device may then only scan the subset of channels in the channel set to search for available channels in the unrestricted band. The channel set may be determined by the network based on the operation of the device in the coverage of the restricted frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Amer Hassan, Mark Clear, Paul Mitchell, Paul Garnett
  • Publication number: 20190188972
    Abstract: A gaming system, gaming device, and method using a deck of cards containing statistics and identifying information from real-world sports players is described. The cards in the deck may contain the player scores for a set of games or matches as well as other player-related information. The gaming system and device randomly generate a hand and randomly select one of the player's pre-determined scores for each of the cards. The user's score may be determined through a variety of methods utilizing the player scores on the cards in the user's hand. The outcome of the user's hand may be determined by matching the user's score with a pay table, or for a multi-user game, the outcome may be determined by finding the highest scorer among the participating users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: UBER BOSS, INC.
    Inventor: Paul Mitchell
  • Publication number: 20190174915
    Abstract: Embodiments generally relate to a gaming table. The gaming table comprises: a table structure defining a dealer side and an opposite player side, and defining a dealer position on the dealer side, wherein the table structure comprises a table top having a dealer table area and a player table area; a first air manifold on a first side of the dealer position, the first air manifold being positioned in the dealer table area and arranged to project multiple first air jets at a plurality of different angles; a second air manifold on a second side of the dealer position opposite the first side, the second air manifold being positioned in the dealer table area and arranged to project multiple second air jets at a plurality of different angles; and a blower to provide positive air pressure to the first and second air manifolds to thereby project the first and second air jets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel Michael PRINCE, Sean Robert KNIGHTS, David Glyn FRANCIS, Adrian MARANGONI, Paul MITCHELL, Nick TEMPLE, Peter MATHIESON, Paul SIRANT
  • Publication number: 20190045381
    Abstract: In a first device incorporating a processor and a memory in communication with the processor, the memory includes executable instructions that, when executed, cause the processor to control the first device to perform functions of receiving a bit error pattern of data traffic transmission from the first device to a second device, the bit error pattern including a number and locations of bit errors which occurred during the data traffic transmission; and adapting at least one transmission parameter of the first device based on the received bit error pattern. The error pattern allows more refined data traffic decisions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicant: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Amer Hassan, Paul Mitchell