Patents by Inventor Robert L. Wallace

Robert L. Wallace 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: 20200335434
    Abstract: Embodiments include a substrate and a method of forming the substrate. A substrate includes an interlayer dielectric and conductive traces in the interlayer dielectric (ILD). The conductive traces may include a first conductive trace surrounded by a second and third conductive traces. The substrate also includes a photoresist block in a region of the ILD. The region may be directly surrounded by the ILD and first conductive trace, and the photoresist block may be between the first conductive trace. The photoresist block may have a top surface that is substantially coplanar to top surfaces of the ILD and conductive traces. The photoresist block may have a width substantially equal to a width of the conductive traces. The photoresist block may be in the first conductive trace and between the second and third conductive traces. The photoresist block may include a metal oxide core embedded with organic ligands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Marie KRYSAK, Kevin L. LIN, Robert BRISTOL, Charles H. WALLACE
  • Publication number: 20200066629
    Abstract: Advanced lithography techniques including sub-10 nm pitch patterning and structures resulting therefrom are described. Self-assembled devices and their methods of fabrication are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Richard E. SCHENKER, Robert L. BRISTOL, Kevin L. LIN, Florian GSTREIN, James M. BLACKWELL, Marie KRYSAK, Manish CHANDHOK, Paul A. NYHUS, Charles H. WALLACE, Curtis W. WARD, Swaminathan SIVAKUMAR, Elliot N. TAN
  • Publication number: 20190198143
    Abstract: A method of determining a patient's compliance with a prescription, the prescription indicating the dosage of prescription pills to be consumed in a certain period, the method comprising: (a) receiving an image of one or more remaining pills from a patient on a given date, the given date being after an initial date when the patient received an initial number of the prescription pills; (b) confirming that the remaining pills are the same type as the prescription pills; (c) determining whether the number of the remaining pills corresponds with an expected number of remaining pills, the expected number of remaining pills being the initial number minus a calculated number of pills taken between the initial date and the given date based on the dosage; and (d) generating a report of the patient's compliance based on whether the number of the remaining pills corresponds to the expected number of remaining pills as determined in step (c).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: William L. Corcoran, Robert E. Wallace, Christine Meyer
  • Patent number: 9288169
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for clustering and communicating between Internet protocol multimedia subsystem (IMS) entities and for supporting database access in an IMS network environment. According to one aspect, an IMS cluster node includes a serving call state control function (S-CSCF) for controlling media sessions between IMS users. The cluster node further includes a home subscriber service (HSS) function for storing and providing IMS subscription information to the S-CSCF function. A shared memory is operatively associated with the S-CSCF function and the HSS function. The S-CSCF function obtains IMS subscription information from the HSS function via the shared memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Tekelec, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard E. Schaedler, Robert L. Wallace, Thomas L. Bonds, Jr., Aziz Tejani, Peter Joseph Marsico
  • Patent number: 9059948
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for clustering and communicating between Internet protocol multimedia subsystem (IMS) entities and for supporting database access in an IMS network environment. According to one aspect, an IMS cluster node includes a serving call state control function (S-CSCF) for controlling media sessions between IMS users. The cluster node further includes a home subscriber service (HSS) function for storing and providing IMS subscription information to the S-CSCF function. A shared memory is operatively associated with the S-CSCF function and the HSS function. The S-CSCF function obtains IMS subscription information from the HSS function via the shared memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: TEKELEC, INC.
    Inventors: Richard E. Schaedler, Robert L. Wallace, Aziz A. Tejani, Thomas L. Bonds, Jr., Peter J. Marsico
  • Publication number: 20140258423
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for clustering and communicating between Internet protocol multimedia subsystem (IMS) entities and for supporting database access in an IMS network environment. According to one aspect, an IMS cluster node includes a serving call state control function (S-CSCF) for controlling media sessions between IMS users. The cluster node further includes a home subscriber service (HSS) function for storing and providing IMS subscription information to the S-CSCF function. A shared memory is operatively associated with the S-CSCF function and the HSS function. The S-CSCF function obtains IMS subscription information from the HSS function via the shared memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: TEKELEC, INC.
    Inventors: Richard E. Schaedler, Robert L. Wallace, Thomas L. Bonds, JR., Aziz Tejani, Peter Joseph Marsico
  • Patent number: 8280549
    Abstract: An automated drug dispensing system includes a cabinet adapted to store a variety of prepackaged pharmaceuticals in a plurality of bins for filling patient prescriptions. Each bin stores a particular variety of packaged multiple-dose pharmaceutical. Each variety of pharmaceutical is associated with a particular code. A controller receives request signals and in response generates dispense signals. Each bin includes a dispenser coupled to the controller for dispensing the packaged pharmaceuticals therefrom in response to a dispense signal sent from the controller. After a package is dispensed, a code reader determines the code of the dispensed package and verifies whether the code on the dispensed package matches the code of the requested package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Telepharmacy Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Harold J. Liff, Brian T. Hart, Robert L. Wallace, Arthur A. Berube, Richard D. Hart, Enea W. Bossi
  • Patent number: 8228792
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for providing message flow control in a signal transfer point are described. One method includes receiving, at a source card in a signaling message routing platform having a distributed internal processing architecture, a message requiring a service. The method also includes maintaining, on the source card, a local memory table containing a list of service cards and corresponding flow control status of each service card. The local memory table on the source card is also queried to select a service card capable of performing the service. The message is transmitted to one of the service cards with an available flow control status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Tekelec, Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt Cleveland, Robert L. Wallace, D. Bruce Ledet
  • Publication number: 20110282904
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for clustering and communicating between Internet protocol multimedia subsystem (IMS) entities and for supporting database access in an IMS network environment. According to one aspect, an IMS cluster node includes a serving call state control function (S-CSCF) for controlling media sessions between IMS users. The cluster node further includes a home subscriber service (HSS) function for storing and providing IMS subscription information to the S-CSCF function. A shared memory is operatively associated with the S-CSCF function and the HSS function. The S-CSCF function obtains IMS subscription information from the HSS function via the shared memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Inventors: Richard E. Schaedler, Robert L. Wallace, Aziz A. Tejani, Thomas L. Bonds, JR., Peter J. Marsico
  • Publication number: 20110251718
    Abstract: An automated drug dispensing system includes a cabinet adapted to store a variety of prepackaged pharmaceuticals in a plurality of bins for filling patient prescriptions. Each bin stores a particular variety of packaged multiple-dose pharmaceutical. Each variety of pharmaceutical is associated with a particular code. A controller receives request signals and in response generates dispense signals. Each bin includes a dispenser coupled to the controller for dispensing the packaged pharmaceuticals therefrom in response to a dispense signal sent from the controller. After a package is dispensed, a code reader determines the code of the dispensed package and verifies whether the code on the dispensed package matches the code of the requested package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Inventors: Harold J. Liff, Brian T. Hart, Robert L. Wallace, Arthur A. Berube, Richard D. Hart, Enea W. Bossi
  • Patent number: 8015293
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for clustering and communicating between Internet protocol multimedia subsystem (IMS) entities are disclosed. According to one aspect, an IMS cluster node includes a serving call state control function (S-CSCF) for controlling media sessions between IMS users. The cluster node further includes a home subscriber service (HSS) function for storing and providing IMS subscription information to the S-CSCF function. A shared memory is operatively associated with the S-CSCF function and the HSS function. The S-CSCF function obtains IMS subscription information from the HSS function via the shared memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Telelec
    Inventors: Richard E. Schaedler, Robert L. Wallace, Aziz A. Tejani, Thomas L. Bonds, Jr., Peter J. Marsico
  • Patent number: 7991507
    Abstract: An automated drug dispensing system includes a cabinet adapted to store a variety of prepackaged pharmaceuticals in a plurality of bins for filling patient prescriptions. Each bin stores a particular variety of packaged multiple-dose pharmaceutical. Each variety of pharmaceutical is associated with a particular code. A controller receives request signals and in response generates dispense signals. Each bin includes a dispenser coupled to the controller for dispensing the packaged pharmaceuticals therefrom in response to a dispense signal sent from the controller. After a package is dispensed, a code reader determines the code of the dispensed package and verifies whether the code on the dispensed package matches the code of the requested package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Telepharmacy Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Harold J. Liff, Brian T. Hart, Robert L. Wallace, Arthur A. Berube, Richard D. Hart, Enea W. Bossi, David Bossi, legal representative
  • Patent number: 7916685
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for supporting database access in an Internet protocol (IP) multimedia subsystem (IMS) network environment are disclosed. At least one call state control function (CSCF) entity generates subscriber-related queries according to an abstracted profile (AP) protocol. At an abstracted profile server (APS), a CSCF-generated, subscriber-related query is received, subscriber information is gathered related to the CSCF-generated, subscriber-related query from at least one subscriber information database using a native protocol of the subscriber information database, a reply message for the CSCF-generated, subscriber-related query is generated based on the gathered subscriber information and the reply message is forwarded to a respective CSCF that generated the CSCF-generated subscriber-related query, the reply message being forwarded according to the AP protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Tekelec
    Inventors: Richard E. Schaedler, Robert L. Wallace, Aziz A. Tejani, Thomas L. Bonds, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7702963
    Abstract: A method and system are described for distributing at least one clock signal between shelves in a multi-shelf modular computing system includes a clock signal generator for generating a first clock signal, an inter-shelf bus for carrying the first clock signal to a second shelf, and a first shelf manager module, associated with the second shelf, for receiving and regenerating the first clock signal and providing the regenerated first clock signal to at least one module within the second shelf. A system and method for detecting a location of a fault in an inter-shelf bus in a multi-shelf modular computing system is also disclosed. A power source applies a bias between at least two conductors of the inter-shelf bus. At least one module detects the applied bias to determine if a fault is located between the at least one shelf and the power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Tekelec
    Inventors: Robert L. Wallace, Gary C. Messer, Phillip C. Jerzak
  • Patent number: 7644215
    Abstract: A method for connecting an externally accessible shared serial port to one of a plurality of target serial ports is provided. The target serial ports are associated with a plurality of different application cards within a shelf assembly. The method includes receiving, from an external device connected to an externally accessible shared serial port, a request for a connection between the externally accessible shared serial port and one of a plurality of target serial ports within a shelf assembly associated with a plurality of different application cards, and determining whether shelf resources are available to connect the externally accessible shared serial port to the requested target serial port. In response to determining that shelf resources are available, the externally accessible shared serial port is connected to the requested target serial port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignee: Tekelec
    Inventors: Robert L. Wallace, Thomas L. Bonds, Jr., Gary Conly Messer, Donald Wayne Prather, Phillip C. Jerzak
  • Publication number: 20090080638
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for providing message flow control in a signal transfer point are described. One method includes receiving, at a source card in a signaling message routing platform having a distributed internal processing architecture, a message requiring a service. The method also includes maintaining, on the source card, a local memory table containing a list of service cards and corresponding flow control status of each service card. The local memory table on the source card is also queried to select a service card capable of performing the service. The message is transmitted to one of the service cards with an available flow control status.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2008
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Inventors: Kurt Cleveland, Robert L. Wallace, D. Bruce Ledet
  • Publication number: 20080287106
    Abstract: According to one aspect, the subject matter described herein comprises methods, systems, and computer program products for providing subscriber-controlled message service message delivery using a dynamic mailbox service. One method includes receiving a message service message destined for a subscriber and forwarding the message service message to a mailbox application server (MBAS) that provides dynamic mailbox service. At the MBAS, the dynamic mailbox service is provided, wherein providing the dynamic mailbox service includes allowing the subscriber to dynamically control delivery of the message service message from the MBAS to the subscriber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2007
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Inventors: Patricia A. Baldwin, Robert L. Wallace, Peter J. Marsico
  • Patent number: 7427002
    Abstract: An automated drug dispensing system includes a cabinet adapted to store a variety of prepackaged pharmaceuticals in a plurality of bins for filling patient prescriptions. Each bin stores a particular variety of packaged multiple-dose pharmaceutical. Each variety of pharmaceutical is associated with a particular code. A controller receives request signals and in response generates dispense signals. Each bin includes a dispenser coupled to the controller for dispensing the packaged pharmaceuticals therefrom in response to a dispense signal sent from the controller. After a package is dispensed, a code reader determines the code of the dispensed package and verifies whether the code on the dispensed package matches the code of the requested package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2008
    Assignee: Telepharmacy Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Harold J. Liff, Brian T. Hart, Robert L. Wallace, Arthur A. Berube, Richard D. Hart, Enea W. Bossi, David Bossi, legal representative
  • Patent number: 7151982
    Abstract: An automated drug dispensing system includes a cabinet adapted to store a variety of prepackaged pharmaceuticals in a plurality of bins for filling patient prescriptions. Each bin stores a particular variety of packaged multiple-dose pharmaceutical. Each variety of pharmaceutical is associated with a particular code. A controller receives request signals and in response generates dispense signals. Each bin includes a dispenser coupled to the controller for dispensing the packaged pharmaceuticals therefrom in response to a dispense signal sent from the controller. After a package is dispensed, a code reader determines the code of the dispensed package and verifies whether the code on the dispensed package matches the code of the requested package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2006
    Assignee: Telepharmacy Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Harold J. Liff, Brian T. Hart, Robert L. Wallace, Arthur A. Berube, Richard D. Hart, David Bossi, legal representative, Enea W. Bossi, deceased
  • Patent number: D865686
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Innovative Switchgear IP, LLC
    Inventors: William Chase Wallace, Roger L. Schafer, Robert M. Murphy