Patents by Inventor Rick R. Giles

Rick R. Giles 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: 7738434
    Abstract: A wireless headset and a system and method for controlling or managing a wireless headset are provided. In one embodiment, a wireless headset includes a World Wide Web (Web) server for providing a Web page to control or manage a headset, and a module operably coupled to the Web server for performing a control function or a management function on the headset. A communication device including a keypad, a display, and a Web browser can then exchange information between the Web page and the Web server to control or manage the wireless headset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Plantronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward L. Reuss, Rick R. Giles
  • Patent number: 6466608
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to providing frequency hopping medium access control among a plurality of nodes (e.g., communication stations) in a wireless communication system. The present invention is directed to decentralized control of synchronization among the plural nodes. In accordance with exemplary embodiments, a node used to control synchronization of the communication system can switch from a first master node to a second master node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2002
    Assignee: Proxim, Inc.
    Inventors: Hilton Hong, Juan Grau, Arthur Coleman, Rick R. Giles
  • Patent number: 5231634
    Abstract: Access to a radio communications medium shared by at least two agents to provide peer-to-peer communication therebetween is controlled by sensing the communications medium at a first agent to determine if the communications medium is in use, transmitting from the first agent, if the first agent determines that the communications medium is not in use, a request-to-send message that includes reservation duration information, and receiving the request-to-sent message at a second agent. The second agent then transmits a clear-to-send message including reservation duration information on behalf of the first agent, after which the first agent then transmits information to the second agent while a reservation duration indicated by the reservation duration information has not elapsed. A possible third agent within receiving range of only one of the first and second agents is thereby guaranteed to receive the reservation duration information and is expected to observe the reservation according to rules disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1993
    Assignee: Proxim, Inc.
    Inventors: Rick R. Giles, Paul G. Smith