Patents by Inventor Phillip David Jones

Phillip David Jones 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: 10821261
    Abstract: This invention generally provides two tactile stimulation modules, or “tappers”. One tapper is held by a person in each of his hands. Alternatively, a tapper is secured to each wrist or to other parts of the body on opposite sides. Each tapper is powered by a rechargeable battery, and contains both a tactile stimulation transducer, such as an electric motor having either a balanced or unbalanced mass on its output shaft, and a transceiver that communicates with a host or master. Each tapper includes at least one control button and a status indicator. Each tapper contains a micro-controller that performs tasks such as communication, motor activation, user monitoring and control, battery monitoring, low-power sleep, and algorithm execution. At least one tapper can contain at least one optional sensor, which measures a physiological function. Measurements can be used to modify performance of the tactile stimulation transducers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Bi-Tapp Inc.
    Inventors: Cindy Ann Jones, Hayley B. Taylor, Martin Robert Johnson, Jeremy Paul Willden, Helaman David Pratt Ferguson, Phillip Wayne Dietz
  • Patent number: 7934104
    Abstract: Systems, methods and media for verifying the existence of a licensed software installation at the time of an update to the software are disclosed. In one embodiment, a package of files for the update is encrypted with a copy of a key file that is contained in the original installation. The encrypted package of files is stored at a remote location that is accessible by way of a website. When a user seeks to download an update, the user must provide a copy of the key file used to encrypt the data. The user-provided key file is then used to decrypt the encrypted package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Phillip David Jones