Patents by Inventor Phillip A Ritter

Phillip A Ritter 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: 20130023236
    Abstract: A device includes a first type of cellular capability for connecting to a first cellular network and a second type of cellular capability for connecting to a second cellular network. The device terminates advertising of the first type of cellular capability after determining that the device is not initialized. The device also transmits a request to the second cellular network by using the second type of cellular capability; receives a name of a carrier, associated with the device, from a server and via the second cellular network; and initializes the device based on the name of the carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicants: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC., CELLCO PARTNERSHIP
    Inventors: David B. MURRAY, Donald W. BUEHLER, JR., Daniel J. MURPHY, Lipsa S. GOSWAMY, Phillip A. RITTER
  • Patent number: 8315589
    Abstract: A mobile communication device receives initiation of an emergency call by a user of the mobile communication device, and determines whether a single-carrier radio transmission technology (1xRTT) network is available for the emergency call. The mobile communication device also routes the emergency call over the 1xRTT network when the 1xRTT network is available for the emergency call, and routes the emergency call over an enhanced high rate packet data (eHRPD) network when the 1xRTT network is unavailable for the emergency call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Mingxing S Li, Phillip A Ritter
  • Publication number: 20120221674
    Abstract: A system is configured to receive a request to register a user device with a network; perform an operation that registers the user device and enables the user device to obtain content from another network; generate a packet that includes information associated with the user device and information associated with the operation; output the packet to a device, where the packet enables the device to obtain information associated with usage habits corresponding to the user device; receive, from the user device, a query to obtain the content from the other network; output, to the device, a content request based on the query; receive, from the device and based on the content request, the content that is customized for the user device based on the information associated with the usage habits; and output the customized content to the user device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicant: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING, INC.
    Inventors: Phillip A. RITTER, Benjamin J. PARKER
  • Publication number: 20120191536
    Abstract: A method including receiving a request for a service or an application from a user device associated with a customer; determining a type of service or a type of application; providing the service or the application; performing real-time tracking of the customer's usage of the service or the application based on the type of service or the type of application; generating one or more recommendations pertaining to the service or the application based on the real-time tracking; and sending the one or more recommendations to the customer via the user device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicants: CELLCO PARTNERSHIP, VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Xuming Chen, Lindsay Notwell, Phillip A. Ritter, Barry F. Hoffner, Imtiyaz Shaikh, Sergei Karpov, Ho Yin Cheuk, Javier Ferro, John C. Powell
  • Publication number: 20120134268
    Abstract: A method includes receiving, from a user device, a request to access a long term evolution (LTE) network; sending, to a group of servers, a query to obtain information associated with a respective traffic condition and processing capacity associated with each of the group of servers; identifying a particular server, of the group of servers, via which to establish a communication session with the user device based on a determination that the particular server has a reserve processing capacity that is greater than a respective reserve processing capacity associated with the each other one of the group of servers, where the reserve processing capacity is based on a traffic condition and processing capacity associated with the particular server; and sending, to the particular server, an instruction to establish the communication session, where sending the instruction enables the particular server to establish the communication session via which the user device is to access the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Applicant: Verizon Patent and Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Javier M. LOPEZ, Imtiaz Shaikh, Phillip Ritter
  • Publication number: 20110076982
    Abstract: A mobile communication device receives initiation of an emergency call by a user of the mobile communication device, and determines whether a single-carrier radio transmission technology (1xRTT) network is available for the emergency call. The mobile communication device also routes the emergency call over the 1xRTT network when the 1xRTT network is available for the emergency call, and routes the emergency call over an enhanced high rate packet data (eHRPD) network when the 1xRTT network is unavailable for the emergency call.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Applicant: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING, INC.
    Inventors: Mingxing S. LI, Phillip A. Ritter
  • Publication number: 20100250414
    Abstract: An exemplary method includes generating an access record associated with a data session provided by at least one access layer element over an access network, generating an application record associated with an application provided by at least one application layer element over the access network, transmitting data representative of a correlation parameter associated with application from the at least one application layer element to the at least one access layer element via an inter-layer liaison subsystem, and inserting the correlation parameter associated with application and received from the at least one application layer element via the inter-layer liaison subsystem in the access record. In some examples, the method further includes correlating the access record and the application record based on the correlation parameter associated with the application. Other exemplary inter-layer parameter liaison methods and systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Patricia R. Chang, William Chung King, Phillip A. Ritter, Imtiaz Shaikh, Mingxing Li, Xuming Chen