Patents by Inventor Richard Neill Cameron

Richard Neill Cameron 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: 8055590
    Abstract: Methods and systems remotely monitor a current value of a meter display. A picture of the display is taken with a camera equipped portable communication device. The picture is sent through the portable communication device and associated infrastructure to a processing system. The processing system receives and stores the picture and, optionally, verification data, imaging location data, and other data, in a datastore. The processing system processes the picture to obtain a current value of the meter and authenticates the sender and/or the meter using the verification data and/or location data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Accenture Global Services GmbH
    Inventor: Richard Neill Cameron
  • Patent number: 7895336
    Abstract: A mobile decision support system for proactive decision support of an enterprise includes at least one server computer, at least one mobile communication device and at least one client system in operable communication over a network. The server computer includes a database. The client system may interface with the server computer and direct the configuration of hotspot information in the database. The hotspot information includes identification of a user, a response template and/or data. The mobile communication device may periodically request hotspot information from the server computer as a function of the user operating the mobile communication device. Based on the request, the hotspot information may be transmitted over the network to the mobile communication device. The user may generate a response to the hotspot information with the mobile communication device by selections within the response template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Accenture Global Services Limited
    Inventors: Richard Neill Cameron, Loic Jaouen Feinbier, Michael Clayton Schmaltz, Alexander Peter Van Den Hondel
  • Patent number: 7640026
    Abstract: The invention concerns a localization and communication methods and system between mobile stations and a central server through a wireless network comprising a plurality of wireless radio-frequency transmitting access points (APQ-AP4), among which a first access point is chosen to perform the communication, comprising the steps of measuring the signal strengths received by said station from the plurality of access points; storing each measured strength with an address identifying the corresponding connected access point; comparing said stored strengths to values of a predetermined table of signal strength thresholds affected to access points, defining one or more event zones (EVA, EVB) each comprising one or more attenuation ranges of one or more access points; and considering the station as located in a given event zone if the measured strength corresponding to an access point defining that event zone is comprised in the attenuation range of that access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Assignee: Accenture Global Services GmbH
    Inventor: Richard Neill Cameron
  • Patent number: 7430552
    Abstract: The invention relates to a computer based method and system for automatically determining in a document an object satisfaction score (44), choosing at least one of either a positive score or a negative score, comprising the steps of: subdividing the document into windows of words; selecting one of said windows when it contains at least one descriptive property corresponding to a key subject of said object and/or when it does not contain any descriptive property corresponding to an anti-key subject of said object; processing each selected window to determine a positive or negative score of said window by counting the occurrences of positive and negative concepts; and cumulating the scores of the selected windows to obtain said object satisfaction score for the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2008
    Assignee: Accenture Global Services GmbH
    Inventors: Richard Neill Cameron, Ramon Aragues, Michael Baumhackl
  • Patent number: 7079850
    Abstract: The invention concerns a localization and communication methods and system between mobile stations and a central server through a wireless network comprising a plurality of wireless radio-frequency transmitting access points (AP1–AP4), among which a first access point is chosen to perform the communication, comprising the steps of measuring the signal strengths received by said station from the plurality of access points; storing each measured strength with an address identifying the corresponding connected access point; comparing said stored strengths to values of a predetermined table of signal strength thresholds affected to access points, defining one or more event zones (EVA, EVB) each comprising one or more attenuation ranges of one or more access points; and considering the station as located in a given event zone if the measured strength corresponding to an access point defining that event zone is comprised in the attenuation range of that access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2006
    Assignee: Accenture Global Services GmbH
    Inventor: Richard Neill Cameron
  • Publication number: 20020129027
    Abstract: A mobile decision support system for proactive decision support of an enterprise includes at least one server computer, at least one mobile communication device and at least one client system in operable communication over a network. The server computer includes a database. The client system may interface with the server computer and direct the configuration of hotspot information in the database. The hotspot information includes identification of a user, a response template and/or data. The mobile communication device may periodically request hotspot information from the server computer as a function of the user operating the mobile communication device. Based on the request, the hotspot information may be transmitted over the network to the mobile communication device. The user may generate a response to the hotspot information with the mobile communication device by selections within the response template.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2002
    Publication date: September 12, 2002
    Inventors: Richard Neill Cameron, Loic Jaouen Feinbier, Michael Clayton Schmaltz, Alexander Peter Van Den Hondel
  • Patent number: 6202062
    Abstract: An agent based system assists in obtaining information from an article of interest and utilizes the information to take user directed action based on the information from the target article. The system obtains input text in character form indicative of the target meeting from the a calendar program that includes the time of the meeting. As the time of the meeting approaches, the calendar program is queried to obtain the text of the target event and that information is utilized as input to the agent system. Then, the agent system parses the input meeting text to extract its various components such as title, body, participants, location, time etc. The system also performs pattern matching to identify particular appropriate information. This information is utilized to query various sources of information on the web and obtain relevant stories about the current meeting to send back to the calendaring system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2001
    Assignee: AC Properties B.V.
    Inventors: Richard Neill Cameron, Loic Jaouen Feinbier, Alexander Peter Van den Hondel