Patents by Inventor Roc A. Lastinger

Roc A. Lastinger 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: 10330623
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting a liquid. Detection a liquid may include detecting liquid at a boundary of an area and reporting the presence of the liquid. Reporting liquid at a boundary may prevent leaking of the liquid from the area. Detecting also includes detecting liquid inside the area. The amount of liquid detected inside the boundary may relate to a range of amounts of liquid. The minimum amount of the range may represent the minimum amount of liquid that is permissible in the area prior to taking action to deal with the liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Helvetia Wireless LLC
    Inventors: Roc Lastinger, Brian C. Woodbury
  • Publication number: 20190149202
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product is provided to select at least one channel based on one or more channel characteristics and initiate a first transmission to a first multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO)-capable portable wireless device, and further initiate a second transmission to a second multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO)-capable portable wireless device, such that at least a portion of the first transmission occurs simultaneously with at least a portion of the second transmission and both occur via a first wireless protocol; and is further configured to initiate a third transmission to a third multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO)-capable portable wireless device via a second wireless protocol including a 802.11n protocol, where the first wireless protocol includes another 802.11 protocol other than the 802.11n protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Roc Lastinger, John Spenik, Brian C. Woodbury
  • Patent number: 10211895
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product is provided to select at least one channel based on one or more channel characteristics and initiate a first transmission to a first multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO)-capable portable wireless device, and further initiate a second transmission to a second multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO)-capable portable wireless device, such that at least a portion of the first transmission occurs simultaneously with at least a portion of the second transmission and both occur via a first wireless protocol; and is further configured to initiate a third transmission to a third multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO)-capable portable wireless device via a second wireless protocol including a 802.11n protocol, where the first wireless protocol includes another 802.11 protocol other than the 802.11n protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Woodbury Wireless LLC
    Inventors: Roc Lastinger, John Spenik, Brian C Woodbury
  • Patent number: 10191003
    Abstract: A system for detecting the spread of a liquid. The system detects the position of a first portion of the liquid and a second portion of the liquid to detect the spread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Helvetia Wireless LLC
    Inventors: Roc Lastinger, Brian C. Woodbury
  • Publication number: 20180375553
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product is provided to select at least one channel based on one or more channel characteristics and initiate a first transmission to a first multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO)-capable portable wireless device, and further initiate a second transmission to a second multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO)-capable portable wireless device, such that at least a portion of the first transmission occurs simultaneously with at least a portion of the second transmission and both occur via a first wireless protocol; and is further configured to initiate a third transmission to a third multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO)-capable portable wireless device via a second wireless protocol including a 802.11n protocol, where the first wireless protocol includes another 802.11 protocol other than the 802.11n protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Roc Lastinger, John Spenik, Brian C. Woodbury
  • Patent number: 10069548
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product is provided to select at least one channel based on one or more channel characteristics and initiate a first transmission to a first multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO)-capable portable wireless device, and further initiate a second transmission to a second multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO)-capable portable wireless device, such that at least a portion of the first transmission occurs simultaneously with at least a portion of the second transmission and both occur via a first wireless protocol; and is further configured to initiate a third transmission to a third multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO)-capable portable wireless device via a second wireless protocol including a 802.11n protocol, where the first wireless protocol includes another 802.11 protocol other than the 802.11n protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Woodbury Wireless, LLC
    Inventors: Roc Lastinger, John Spenik, Brian C. Woodbury
  • Patent number: 10063297
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product is provided to select at least one channel based on one or more channel characteristics and initiate a first transmission to a first multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO)-capable portable wireless device, and further initiate a second transmission to a second multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO)-capable portable wireless device, such that at least a portion of the first transmission occurs simultaneously with at least a portion of the second transmission and both occur via a first wireless protocol; and is further configured to initiate a third transmission to a third multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO)-capable portable wireless device via a second wireless protocol including a 802.11n protocol, where the first wireless protocol includes another 802.11 protocol other than the 802.11n protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Woodbury Wireless, LLC
    Inventors: Roc Lastinger, John Spenik, Brian C. Woodbury
  • Publication number: 20180083674
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product is provided to select at least one channel based on one or more channel characteristics and initiate a first transmission to a first multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO)-capable portable wireless device, and further initiate a second transmission to a second multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO)-capable portable wireless device, such that at least a portion of the first transmission occurs simultaneously with at least a portion of the second transmission and both occur via a first wireless protocol; and is further configured to initiate a third transmission to a third multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO)-capable portable wireless device via a second wireless protocol including a 802.11n protocol, where the first wireless protocol includes another 802.11 protocol other than the 802.11n protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Applicant: Woodbury Wireless LLC
    Inventors: Roc Lastinger, John Spenik, Brian C. Woodbury
  • Patent number: 9910003
    Abstract: A system for detecting the presence of a liquid. The system includes a sensor, a cap, and a reader. The sensor includes at least three conductors, a substrate, and a cover. The conductors are positioned between the substrate and the cover. The cover includes a first portion at a first position and a second portion at a second position. The first portion and the second portion are adapted for separation from proximate portions of the cover and from the substrate to expose the conductors. The cap and the reader are adapted for positioning against the substrate at the first position and the second position respectively after separation of the first portion or the second portion. Positioning the cap against the against the substrate electrically couples two of the at least three conductors to each other. Positioning the reader against the substrate electrically couples the reader to the conductors to detect the presence of the liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Helvetia Wireless, LLC
    Inventors: Roc Lastinger, Brian C. Woodbury
  • Patent number: 9859963
    Abstract: A system is provided comprising: a first wireless part with a multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) capability; a second wireless part with a multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) capability; and circuitry in communication with the first wireless part with the multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) capability and the second wireless part with the multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) capability. The system is configured such that the first wireless part with the multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) capability selects a channel based on one or more channel characteristics and initiates a first transmission to a first multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO)-capable portable wireless device via the first wireless protocol, and further initiates a second transmission to a second multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO)-capable portable wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Woodbury Wireless, LLC
    Inventors: Roc Lastinger, John Spenik, Brian C. Woodbury
  • Patent number: 9810652
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting a liquid. Detection a liquid may include detecting liquid at a boundary of an area and reporting the presence of the liquid. Reporting liquid at a boundary may prevent leaking of the liquid from the area. Detecting also includes detecting liquid inside the area. The amount of liquid detected inside the boundary may relate to a range of amounts of liquid. The minimum amount of the range may represent the minimum amount of liquid that is permissible in the area prior to taking action to deal with the liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Helvetia Wireless LLC
    Inventors: Roc Lastinger, Brian C. Woodbury
  • Patent number: 9719951
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for detecting moisture that includes at least three conductors. One of the conductors has a different resistance than the other conductors. A liquid extends between the conductors. The difference between the impedance through a pair of conductors and the liquid and the impedance of through another pair of conductors and the liquid may be used to determine the position of the liquid along a length of the conductors. Similar methods may be used to determine an area of a liquid with respect to the conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Helvetia Wireless LLC
    Inventors: Brian C. Woodbury, Roc Lastinger
  • Publication number: 20170134081
    Abstract: A system is provided comprising: a first wireless part with a multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) capability; a second wireless part with a multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) capability; and circuitry in communication with the first wireless part with the multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) capability and the second wireless part with the multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) capability. The system is configured such that the first wireless part with the multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) capability selects a channel based on one or more channel characteristics and initiates a first transmission to a first multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO)-capable portable wireless device via the first wireless protocol, and further initiates a second transmission to a second multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO)-capable portable wireless device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Applicant: Woodbury Wireless LLC
    Inventors: Roc Lastinger, John Spenik, Brian C. Woodbury
  • Patent number: 9584197
    Abstract: A system is provided comprising: a first wireless cell transmission point with a multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) capability; a second wireless cell transmission point with a MIMO capability; and third circuitry in communication with first circuitry of the first wireless cell transmission point and second circuitry of the second wireless cell transmission point. The system is configured such that the first wireless cell transmission point cooperates with the second wireless cell transmission point in connection with a first transmission to a first MIMO-capable portable wireless device, for improving the first transmission. The system is further configured for: receiving first information from the first MIMO-capable portable wireless device; receiving second information from the first MIMO-capable portable wireless device; altering at least one aspect of the first transmission; and transmitting data in connection with the first transmission to the first MIMO-capable portable wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Woodbury Wireless, LLC
    Inventors: Roc Lastinger, John Spenik, Brian C. Woodbury
  • Patent number: 9525468
    Abstract: A apparatus is provided comprising a multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO)-capable portable wireless device including: a plurality of mobile device directional antennas, at least one mobile device radio in communication with the mobile device directional antennas, and mobile device circuitry in communication with the at least one mobile device radio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Woodbury Wireless, LLC
    Inventors: Roc Lastinger, John Spenik, Brian C. Woodbury
  • Patent number: 9506886
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting a liquid. Detection a liquid may include detecting liquid at a boundary of an area and reporting the presence of the liquid. Reporting liquid at a boundary may prevent leaking of the liquid form the area. Detecting also includes detecting liquid inside the area. The amount of liquid detected inside the boundary may relate to a range of amounts of liquid. The minimum amount of the range may represent the minimum amount of liquid that is permissible in the area prior to taking action to deal with the liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Helvetia Wireless LLC
    Inventors: Brian C. Woodbury, Roc Lastinger
  • Patent number: 9503163
    Abstract: A system for communicating with wireless devices. The systems includes radio groups whose MIMO physical sectors overlap. The MIMO physical sectors communicate using different channels. The MIMO physical sectors overlap to form an area of overlap. Each radio group includes directional antennas and radios. Radios are selectively coupled to the antennas. The antennas that are oriented so that the physical sectors of the antennas overlap to operate as MIMO antennas and form the MIMO physical sector for the radio group. The antennas operate as a MIMO antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Woodbury Wireless, LLC
    Inventors: Roc Lastinger, John Spenik, Brian C. Woodbury
  • Patent number: 9496930
    Abstract: A system is provided comprising a single wireless cell configured to operate in a packet-switched cellular network, the single wireless cell including: a first transmission point with a multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) capability; a second transmission point with a MIMO capability; and third circuitry in communication with first circuitry of the first transmission point and second circuitry of the second transmission point. The single wireless cell is configured such that the first transmission point cooperates with the second transmission point in connection with a first transmission to a MIMO-capable portable wireless device, for improving the first transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Woodbury Wireless, LLC
    Inventors: Roc Lastinger, John Spenik, Brian C. Woodbury
  • Patent number: 9496931
    Abstract: A method is provided comprising: providing access to a single wireless cell configured to operate in a packet-switched cellular network, the single wireless cell including: a first transmission point with a multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) capability; and a second transmission point with a MIMO capability; cooperating with a MIMO-capable portable wireless device; receiving first information from the first MIMO-capable portable wireless device that is based on the measurement of the first interference; receiving second information from the first MIMO-capable portable wireless device that is based on the measurement of the second interference; altering at least one aspect of a first transmission; and transmitting data during the first transmission to the first MIMO-capable portable wireless device, utilizing at least one of: the multiple first directional antennas of the first transmission point with the MIMO capability, or the multiple second directional antennas of the second transmission point with the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Woodbury Wireless, LLC
    Inventors: Roc Lastinger, John Spenik, Brian C. Woodbury
  • Patent number: 9366644
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting a liquid. Detection a liquid may include detecting liquid at a boundary of an area and reporting the presence of the liquid. Reporting liquid at a boundary may prevent leaking of the liquid form the area. Detecting also includes detecting liquid inside the area. The amount of liquid detected inside the boundary may relate to a range of amounts of liquid. The minimum amount of the range may represent the minimum amount of liquid that is permissible in the area prior to taking action to deal with the liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Helvetia Wireless LLC
    Inventors: Roc Lastinger, Brian C. Woodbury