Patents by Inventor Robert W. Twitchell

Robert W. Twitchell 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: 20200286035
    Abstract: A method of securing a container includes inserting, into a seal device at a container, an electronic bolt; reading, by the seal device, a serial number stored in the electronic bolt; communicating, from the seal device, to a user application, insertion of the bolt; scanning, by the user via a handheld device, a barcode on the seal device representative of an identification of the seal device; communicating, from the handheld device to the user application, the identification of the seal device; inputting, by a user at the container via the handheld device, information associated with the container; communicating, from the handheld device to the user application, the information associated with the container; associating, in a database by the user application, the information associated with the container with the bolt serial number and the identification of the seal device; communicating, by the user application, a confirmation to the seal device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Thomas R. Berger, Joseph E. Denny, David S. Robins, LaMonte Peter Koop, Edward Allen Payne, Robert W. Twitchell
  • Publication number: 20200280510
    Abstract: A method of communicating data using virtualization includes splitting, at endpoint software running on a first device, first data for communication to a destination device into a first plurality of data streams; selecting, at the first device by the endpoint software, a first plurality of deflects for use in communicating the first plurality of data streams; communicating each of the first plurality of data streams over a different one of the selected first plurality of deflects; splitting, at the first deflect, a particular data stream of the first plurality of data streams into a second plurality of data streams; selecting, at the first deflect, a second plurality of deflects for use in communicating the second plurality of data streams; and communicating each of the second plurality of data streams over a different one of the selected second plurality of deflects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventor: Robert W. Twitchell, JR.
  • Patent number: 10693764
    Abstract: A method of communicating data using virtualization includes splitting, at endpoint software running on a first device, first data for communication to a destination device into a first plurality of data streams; selecting, at the first device by the endpoint software, a first plurality of deflects for use in communicating the first plurality of data streams; communicating each of the first plurality of data streams over a different one of the selected first plurality of deflects; splitting, at the first deflect, a particular data stream of the first plurality of data streams into a second plurality of data streams; selecting, at the first deflect, a second plurality of deflects for use in communicating the second plurality of data streams; and communicating each of the second plurality of data streams over a different one of the selected second plurality of deflects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: DISPERSIVE NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventor: Robert W. Twitchell, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10686708
    Abstract: A method for network communications from a first device to a second device includes communicating data from the first device to the second device by spawning a first virtual machine for a first network connection that virtualizes network capabilities of the electronic device, and using the virtualized network capabilities of the first virtual machine, transmitting a plurality of packets for communication to a first network address and port combination associated with the second device. The method further includes repeatedly changing to a respective another network address and port combination by repeatedly spawning a respective another virtual machine for a respective another network connection that virtualizes network capabilities of the electronic device, and using the virtualized network capabilities of the spawned respective another virtual machine, transmitting a plurality of packets for communication to the respective another network address and port combination associated with the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: DISPERSIVE NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventor: Robert W. Twitchell, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10664792
    Abstract: A method of securing a container includes inserting, into a seal device at a container, an electronic bolt; reading, by the seal device, a serial number stored in the electronic bolt; communicating, from the seal device, to a user application, insertion of the bolt; scanning, by the user via a handheld device, a barcode on the seal device representative of an identification of the seal device; communicating, from the handheld device to the user application, the identification of the seal device; inputting, by a user at the container via the handheld device, information associated with the container; communicating, from the handheld device to the user application, the information associated with the container; associating, in a database by the user application, the information associated with the container with the bolt serial number and the identification of the seal device; communicating, by the user application, a confirmation to the seal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Thomas R. Berger, Joseph E. Denny, David S. Robins, LaMonte Peter Koop, Edward Allen Payne, Robert W. Twitchell
  • Publication number: 20200153738
    Abstract: A method for network communications from a first device to a second device includes communicating data from the first device to the second device by spawning a first virtual machine for a first network connection that virtualizes network capabilities of the electronic device, and using the virtualized network capabilities of the first virtual machine, transmitting a plurality of packets for communication to a first network address and port combination associated with the second device. The method further includes repeatedly changing to a respective another network address and port combination by repeatedly spawning a respective another virtual machine for a respective another network connection that virtualizes network capabilities of the electronic device, and using the virtualized network capabilities of the spawned respective another virtual machine, transmitting a plurality of packets for communication to the respective another network address and port combination associated with the second device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventor: Robert W. TWITCHELL, JR.
  • Patent number: 10652153
    Abstract: An electronic device configured for electronic communications utilizing virtual dispersive networking includes: a network interface for communicating over a network; an application loaded onto the electronic device programmed to communicate over a network; and virtual dispersive networking software configured to create, for such application, a virtual machine comprising a virtual interface for the network interface of the electronic device; select a network protocol out of a plurality of available network protocols based on current communication requirements of the application; and cause network communications of the application to occur via the virtual network interface of the electronic device using the determined network protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: DISPERSIVE NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventor: Robert W. Twitchell, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20200076729
    Abstract: A method of providing network communications includes spawning a virtual machine that virtualizes network capabilities of the device such that a virtual network connection is provided; using the virtual network connection, transmitting a packet to a first node using a first routing protocol for communication to a destination device; setting a timer, the timer having a value corresponding to an amount of time greater than an average response time of the destination device; and, upon expiration of the timer, transmitting the packet to a second node using a second routing protocol for communication to the destination device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventor: Robert W. Twitchell, JR.
  • Patent number: 10567289
    Abstract: A method for network communications from a first device to a second device includes communicating data from the first device to the second device by spawning a first virtual machine for a first network connection that virtualizes network capabilities of the electronic device, and using the virtualized network capabilities of the first virtual machine, transmitting a plurality of packets for communication to a first network address and port combination associated with the second device. The method further includes repeatedly changing to a respective another network address and port combination by repeatedly spawning a respective another virtual machine for a respective another network connection that virtualizes network capabilities of the electronic device, and using the virtualized network capabilities of the spawned respective another virtual machine, transmitting a plurality of packets for communication to the respective another network address and port combination associated with the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: DISPERSIVE NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventor: Robert W. Twitchell
  • Patent number: 10541907
    Abstract: A method of communicating data using virtualization includes splitting, at endpoint software running on a first device, first data for communication to a destination device into a first plurality of data streams; selecting, at the first device by the endpoint software, a first plurality of deflects for use in communicating the first plurality of data streams; communicating each of the first plurality of data streams over a different one of the selected first plurality of deflects; splitting, at the first deflect, a particular data stream of the first plurality of data streams into a second plurality of data streams; selecting, at the first deflect, a second plurality of deflects for use in communicating the second plurality of data streams; and communicating each of the second plurality of data streams over a different one of the selected second plurality of deflects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Dispersive Networks, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert W. Twitchell, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20190364482
    Abstract: In a wireless network that includes a plurality of nodes, a method of maintaining, by a first node, information regarding communications links between nodes in the wireless network includes: for each communications link that is established with another node, recording an identification of the other node; and for each message received by the first node from the other node through the communications link with the other node, recording a network pathway by which the message has been sent in the wireless network, the network pathway identifying the nodes and the communications links therebetween by which the message has been sent. Another method includes recording, by a server, for each message that is received by the server from the wireless network, a network pathway by which the message has been sent, the network pathway identifying the nodes and the communications links therebetween by which the message has been sent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventor: Robert W. Twitchell, JR.
  • Publication number: 20190340006
    Abstract: A method for storing data from an electronic device at a plurality of storage devices of a dispersive storage area network includes communicating, from the electronic device via a virtual network connection, one or more packets to a splitting server. The method further includes splitting, at the splitting server, the data for storage on the dispersive storage area network, and communicating, from the splitting server to each of a plurality of storage servers over each of a plurality of virtual network connections, portions of the split data. The method further includes storing, at each of the storage servers, the received portions of the split data for later retrieval.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Robert W. Twitchell, JR., Khanh Mai
  • Patent number: 10469375
    Abstract: A method of providing network communications includes spawning a virtual machine that virtualizes network capabilities of the device such that a virtual network connection is provided; using the virtual network connection, transmitting a packet to a first node using a first routing protocol for communication to a destination device; setting a timer, the timer having a value corresponding to an amount of time greater than an average response time of the destination device; and, upon expiration of the timer, transmitting the packet to a second node using a second routing protocol for communication to the destination device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: DISPERSIVE NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventor: Robert W. Twitchell, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20190294464
    Abstract: A method for storing data from an electronic device at a plurality of storage devices of a dispersive storage area network includes communicating, from the electronic device via a virtual network connection, one or more packets to a splitting server. The method further includes splitting, at the splitting server, the data for storage on the dispersive storage area network, and communicating, from the splitting server to each of a plurality of storage servers over each of a plurality of virtual network connections, portions of the split data. The method further includes storing, at each of the storage servers, the received portions of the split data for later retrieval.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Robert W. Twitchell, JR., Khanh Mai
  • Patent number: 10425877
    Abstract: In a wireless network that includes a plurality of nodes, a method of maintaining, by a first node, information regarding communications links between nodes in the wireless network includes: for each communications link that is established with another node, recording an identification of the other node; and for each message received by the first node from the other node through the communications link with the other node, recording a network pathway by which the message has been sent in the wireless network, the network pathway identifying the nodes and the communications links therebetween by which the message has been sent. Another method includes recording, by a server, for each message that is received by the server from the wireless network, a network pathway by which the message has been sent, the network pathway identifying the nodes and the communications links therebetween by which the message has been sent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Robert W. Twitchell
  • Publication number: 20190259477
    Abstract: A method of monitoring symptoms of a person includes repeating, over a period of time, the steps of: selecting, by the person, one or more symbolic representations corresponding to one or more symptoms from a predefined set of symbolic representations presented to the person; and electronically recording data regarding the one or more symbolic representations selected by the person such that the data is electronically accessible later for generating a history of the symptoms of the person over the period of time. The data is transferred over virtual networks using virtual dispersive routing and stored in dispersive storage area networks (SANs). The data is classified as trusted, corrupted, invalid or uncertain, and/or as trusted, ambiguous and inadequate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Robert W. Twitchell, JR., Thomas Andrew Dawson
  • Publication number: 20190182163
    Abstract: A method for network communications from a first device to a second device includes communicating data from the first device to the second device by spawning a first virtual machine for a first network connection that virtualizes network capabilities of the electronic device, and using the virtualized network capabilities of the first virtual machine, transmitting a plurality of packets for communication to a first network address and port combination associated with the second device. The method further includes repeatedly changing to a respective another network address and port combination by repeatedly spawning a respective another virtual machine for a respective another network connection that virtualizes network capabilities of the electronic device, and using the virtualized network capabilities of the spawned respective another virtual machine, transmitting a plurality of packets for communication to the respective another network address and port combination associated with the second device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventor: Robert W. TWITCHELL, JR.
  • Publication number: 20190124009
    Abstract: A method for network communications from a first device to a second device includes communicating data from the first device to the second device by spawning a first virtual machine for a first network connection that virtualizes network capabilities of the electronic device, and using the virtualized network capabilities of the first virtual machine, transmitting a plurality of packets for communication to a first network address and port combination associated with the second device. The method further includes repeatedly changing to a respective another network address and port combination by repeatedly spawning a respective another virtual machine for a respective another network connection that virtualizes network capabilities of the electronic device, and using the virtualized network capabilities of the spawned respective another virtual machine, transmitting a plurality of packets for communication to the respective another network address and port combination associated with the second device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventor: Robert W. TWITCHELL, JR.
  • Patent number: 10216537
    Abstract: A method for storing data from an electronic device at a plurality of storage devices of a dispersive storage area network includes communicating, from the electronic device via a virtual network connection, one or more packets to a splitting server. The method further includes splitting, at the splitting server, the data for storage on the dispersive storage area network, and communicating, from the splitting server to each of a plurality of storage servers over each of a plurality of virtual network connections, portions of the split data. The method further includes storing, at each of the storage servers, the received portions of the split data for later retrieval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: DISPERSIVE NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Robert W. Twitchell, Jr., Khanh Mai
  • Patent number: 10210949
    Abstract: A method of monitoring symptoms of a person includes repeating, over a period of time, the steps of: selecting, by the person, one or more symbolic representations corresponding to one or more symptoms from a predefined set of symbolic representations presented to the person; and electronically recording data regarding the one or more symbolic representations selected by the person such that the data is electronically accessible later for generating a history of the symptoms of the person over the period of time. The data is transferred over virtual networks using virtual dispersive routing and stored in dispersive storage area networks (SANs). The data is classified as trusted, corrupted, invalid or uncertain, and/or as trusted, ambiguous and inadequate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: DISPERSIVE NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Robert W. Twitchell, Jr., Thomas Andrew Dawson