Patents by Inventor Richard John George

Richard John George 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: 11419776
    Abstract: A patient support includes a height adjustable patient support deck, at least one guard structure mounted relative to the patient support deck along a side of the patient support, with the guard structure movable both vertically and laterally along the side of the patient support, and the guard structure positionable beneath at least the patient support deck. The patient support further includes a control system configured to determine whether the guard structure is located beneath the patient support deck and to enable or disable a function of the patient support and/or to adjust a parameter of the patient support when the guard structure is located beneath the patient support deck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Brian Roussy, Jason John Connell, Joseph Steven David Elku, Jason James Cerny, Christopher Alan George, Joseph William Roussy, Christopher Scott Jacob, Aleem Yusuf
  • Publication number: 20220218543
    Abstract: A patient support may be adjustable in height, width, length or a combination thereof. The patient support may be usable with normal sized patients or with bariatric patients. The patient support has a variety of features to enhance operability and/or functionality, including a width adjustable caster frame, width adjustable deck portions, a width adjustable headboard and an extendible foot board to provide extra length. An enhanced lift mechanism can accommodate bariatric patients and alternative functionality in achieving deck positions improves patient comfort. Various parts of the patient support including deck panels and the footboard may be removed and replaced with ease without complicated connectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2022
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Inventors: Richard Brian Roussy, Jason John Connell, Joseph Steven David Elku, Jason James Cerny, Christopher Alan George, Joseph William Roussy, Christopher Scott Jacob, Aleem Yusuf
  • Patent number: 10154132
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and system for call leg selection is provided. In an embodiment, a call manger is provided which is connected to telephones that have the same telephone number. When the call manager receives an incoming call identifying that telephone number, the call manager sends a query to each of the telephones inquiring as to which telephone should receive the call. Depending on the response, the call manager will route the call to the appropriate one of the telephones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: BLACKBERRY LIMITED
    Inventor: Richard John George
  • Patent number: 9876904
    Abstract: A method of communicating information describing a voice call from a caller device to a recipient device. Call subject information describing the call is obtained from the caller device and sent to the recipient device to inform the recipient about the subject of the call. The call subject information is can be presented as a subject line displayed to on the recipient device to inform the recipient about the nature of the call and/or its urgency, thereby enabling the recipient to better determined whether to answer the call. The call subject information can be input by the caller or extracted automatically from an application from which the call was initiated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Nicholas Patrick Alfano, William David Castell, David Lloyd Heit, Douglas Michael Gisby, Jan Hendrik Lucas Bakker, Richard John George, Ian James McDonald
  • Patent number: 9542144
    Abstract: The present specification provides an managing a document using printer emulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Roger Charles Meike, David Paul Yach, Richard John George, Tu Dien Do
  • Patent number: 9525779
    Abstract: A method of managing communications services begins with a communications platform receiving a request for a communications service to be provided to a communications device by a source other than the communications platform. The communications platform determines an authorization of the communications device to receive the communications service. The authorization comprises a permission of the communications device to receive the communications service during a lifetime of a communications session maintained with the communications device. The communications network authorizes delivery of the communications service to the communications device during the lifetime of the communications session, in accordance with the authorization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Christopher Labrador, Brian Alexander Oliver, Douglas Michael Gisby, Susan Elizabeth Simon Daniels, Brian Edward Anthony McColgan, Adrian Michael Logan, Eric Allan Fritzley, Nicholas Patrick Alfano, Richard John George
  • Publication number: 20160234381
    Abstract: A method of communicating information describing a voice call from a caller device to a recipient device. Call subject information describing the call is obtained from the caller device and sent to the recipient device to inform the recipient about the subject of the call. The call subject information is can be presented as a subject line displayed to on the recipient device to inform the recipient about the nature of the call and/or its urgency, thereby enabling the recipient to better determined whether to answer the call. The call subject information can be input by the caller or extracted automatically from an application from which the call was initiated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Applicant: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Nicholas Patrick Alfano, William David Castell, David Lloyd Heit, Douglas Michael Gisby, Jan Hendrik Lucas Bakker, Richard John George, Ian James McDonald
  • Patent number: 9413589
    Abstract: A method for discovering a communication device is disclosed. The method includes: receiving in the communication device a communication including a request for an address and an identification of an application, in response to receiving the communication, associating a dynamic address of the communication device with the identified application, and sending a second communication directly or indirectly to a client device, the second communication including the dynamic address. The communication device may further obtain a dynamic address in response to receiving the communication. The dynamic address may be used for a dedicated purpose, such as for receiving a file for subsequent use by the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Brian Alexander Oliver, Richard John George, Tu Dien Do, Scott Peter Gammon, Kapil Nayar
  • Patent number: 9351235
    Abstract: An apparatus, and an associated method, permits a user to select a VoIP, or other packet-communication, service provider to be used pursuant to VoIP, or other packet-communication, services. Selection is made at a wireless device. The selection is communicated to a network entity, and the network entity integrates operations such that subsequent services are provided by way of the selected service provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Richard John George, Brian Alexander Oliver
  • Publication number: 20160034236
    Abstract: The present specification provides an managing a document using printer emulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventors: Roger Charles MEIKE, David Paul YACH, Richard John GEORGE, Tu Dien DO
  • Publication number: 20160014268
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and system for call leg selection is provided. In an embodiment, a call manger is provided which is connected to telephones that have the same telephone number. When the call manager receives an incoming call identifying that telephone number, the call manager sends a query to each of the telephones inquiring as to which telephone should receive the call. Depending on the response, the call manager will route the call to the appropriate one of the telephones.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventor: Richard John GEORGE
  • Patent number: 9232003
    Abstract: A system and method are provided that enable a registrar or other server or proxy device to be used to provide a path between a pair of endpoint devices for exchanging addressing information, in order to establish a direct P2P connection. Once that connection is established, the connection may be used for any P2P data communications, e.g. SIP establishment of a VoIP call, instant messaging, online gaming, file transfer, multimedia streaming, etc. In this way, each endpoint device possesses a list of candidate addresses to establish a direct P2P connection, which may then be used for any type of communication. By relying on a registrar or other server to enable the candidate lists to be exchanged, control can still be maintained if necessary, since the candidate lists can be modified, e.g. to enable a transparent interception, to impose or remove security restrictions, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventor: Richard John George
  • Patent number: 9185343
    Abstract: Exemplary methods and systems relate to telepresence at mobile devices. In one example the method can be performed on the mobile device. The mobile device can determine real-time availability of resources. The mobile device can further determine the composition of the telepresence session. The mobile device can further communicate the determined composition of telepresence data to a remote server. The mobile device can further receive telepresence data and perform a portion of the telepresence session data. Additionally, the present system can be configured to operate on a server or other electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Richard John George, Brian Alexander Oliver
  • Patent number: 9185210
    Abstract: Aspects relate to call control by third parties, where IP or a similar transport is used over a part of the channel for a given call and circuit-switched signaling protocols are used on a different part. For example, a PBX can communicate using SIP signaling to a gateway to a PSTN network, to which a Public Land Mobile Network (PLMN) is coupled, and which a mobile device, uses for voice communication. Controlling or updating status in these kinds of situations can be accomplished by forming a Q.931/932 message, such as a FACILITY message, which has fields (Information Elements) for pre-defined purposes (other than third party call control), and providing control or status information in such field(s). The message (the info) is tunneled through the gateway and the network(s), and arrives at its destination device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventor: Richard John George
  • Patent number: 9159006
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods and apparatus for managing a document. An example aspect provides a method of requesting a document to be displayed at a portable electronic device, including: installing at a computer a printer driver for displaying documents at the portable electronic device; creating an association of a portable account identifier with a unique identifier of the portable electronic device; using the printer driver and the association, to transmit the document to the portable electronic device over a network; and transmitting from the computer the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Roger Charles Meike, David Paul Yach, Richard John George, Tu Dien Do
  • Patent number: 8976950
    Abstract: Third party call control in a service management platform (SMP) of an enterprise system comprising a private branch exchange (PBX) in communication with the SMP over a trunk and line. Receiving a request over the line for communication involving a device. Invoking reliable transmission of provisional responses in the trunk. Receiving a receive only session description over the trunk. Invoking specific event notification between the SMP and PBX for calls answered between the device and PBX. Receiving notification of a call answered between the device and PBX. Responding to the request with the first session description as a send/receive offer. Receiving acknowledgement including a second send/receive answer session description over the line. Updating the trunk the second description as a send/receive update. Receiving a third session description with a successful response message from the PBX; the third session description being a send and receive copy of the first session description.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Blackberry Limited
    Inventors: Valentina Iqorevna Kramarenko, Richard John George, Haiyang Yin
  • Patent number: 8949397
    Abstract: A maintenance method includes a maintenance module 280a operating on a mobile communications device 201 to cause the device to determine if the mobile communications device is in a device context as specified by a device context condition set 311, and if so then to cause the device to collect an actual device context parameter set 323 of device context parameters specified in a desired device context parameter set 315 of device context parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventor: Richard John George
  • Publication number: 20150019646
    Abstract: A system and method are provided that enable a registrar or other server or proxy device to be used to provide a path between a pair of endpoint devices for exchanging addressing information, in order to establish a direct P2P connection. Once that connection is established, the connection may be used for any P2P data communications, e.g. SIP establishment of a VoIP call, instant messaging, online gaming, file transfer, multimedia streaming, etc. In this way, each endpoint device possesses a list of candidate addresses to establish a direct P2P connection, which may then be used for any type of communication. By relying on a registrar or other server to enable the candidate lists to be exchanged, control can still be maintained if necessary, since the candidate lists can be modified, e.g. to enable a transparent interception, to impose or remove security restrictions, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Richard John GEORGE
  • Patent number: 8874647
    Abstract: Providing collaboration services in a data processing system. Receiving a collaboration session request including identification of at least one collaboration resources. Determining availability of at least those collaboration resources identified in the request. Composing proposed collaboration session plans as a function of the availability of the collaboration resources. Presenting the plans to at least one stakeholder. Receiving a selection from among presented plans. Implementing the selected plan by initiating a collaboration session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Richard John George, Brian Alexander Oliver, Joseph Patrick Thomas Goguen, Alan Panezic, Peter John Devenyi
  • Patent number: 8832251
    Abstract: A system and method are provided that enable a registrar or other server or proxy device to be used to provide a path between a pair of endpoint devices for exchanging addressing information, in order to establish a direct P2P connection. Once that connection is established, the connection may be used for any P2P data communications, e.g. SIP establishment of a VoIP call, instant messaging, online gaming, file transfer, multimedia streaming, etc. In this way, each endpoint device possesses a list of candidate addresses to establish a direct P2P connection, which may then be used for any type of communication. By relying on a registrar or other server to enable the candidate lists to be exchanged, control can still be maintained if necessary, since the candidate lists can be modified, e.g. to enable a transparent interception, to impose or remove security restrictions, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventor: Richard John George