Patents by Inventor Rod Gilchrist

Rod Gilchrist 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: 20150075047
    Abstract: A system for tracking weapon health includes a low frequency networked radio tag coupled with a firearm, said radio tag configured to receive and send data signals; a reader configured to be in operative communication with the tag antenna; and a display configured to display data relating to weapon health. The radio tag includes a shot sensor, a shot count register for tracking the number of shots fired and cadence registers for tracking the intervals between shots.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: Visible Assets, Inc.
    Inventors: M. Jason August, Rod Gilchrist, John Stevens, Florin Tarcoci, Paul Waterhouse
  • Patent number: 8223751
    Abstract: Sensor nodes (or addresses therefore), acting as real-time message decoys, are distributed across a real-time communications network to attract unsolicited real-time messages. Filtering rules are derived from the message characteristics (such as the source address) and messaging content of the traffic encountered at the sensor nodes. The filtering rules are distributed to filtering agents positioned in the communications network in such a way that they can filter traffic for legitimate users. The filtering agents may identify and control the disposition of real-time messaging traffic that is part of a mass communication campaign on behalf of legitimate users of the real-time messaging communication system. Disposition may include suppressing, diverting, or labeling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Watchguard Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Rod Gilchrist, Richard Fogel, Robert Osborne, John Alsop
  • Patent number: 8150002
    Abstract: A Voice over IP (VoIP) or Real Time Messaging (RTM) firewall device is claimed that protects VoIP or RTM network traffic by identifying and controlling the delivery of such network traffic that is unsolicited and undesired by the recipient (i.e. VoIP or RTM spam). The system involves applying a unique marking to RTM messages close to a point of message origination and then at a point close to message termination for the intended recipient examining a reputation store for information on the unique marking and using that information in conjunction with a set of policy rules to decide whether to pass, reject, pass on to an RTM store or otherwise filter the RTM message. The unique marking serves to identify a source characteristic of the message such as the message originator, a corporate affiliation for the originator, or a RTM network characteristic of the originator such as a transmission gateway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Rod Gilchrist, Richard Fogel, John Alsop
  • Patent number: 7970844
    Abstract: A method of “stateful failover” is provided that allows email gateway systems in a cluster to deliver email messages that have been accepted for delivery by a member of the cluster, but has failed with out delivering the messages. The method involves creating a backup copy of the messages that have been accepted for delivery by one email gateway system in the stateful failover cluster on one or more other email gateway systems in the stateful failover cluster. Upon detecting the failure of the email gateway system that accepted the message, another member of the stateful failover cluster that has access to the backup copy of the message queue takes responsibility for the delivery of the messages on the mirrored queue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Osborne, Bill Simpson, Rod Gilchrist
  • Publication number: 20100046727
    Abstract: Sensor nodes (or addresses therefore), acting as real-time message decoys, are distributed across a real-time communications network to attract unsolicited real-time messages. Filtering rules are derived from the message characteristics (such as the source address) and messaging content of the traffic encountered at the sensor nodes. The filtering rules are distributed to filtering agents positioned in the communications network in such a way that they can filter traffic for legitimate users. The filtering agents may identify and control the disposition of real-time messaging traffic that is part of a mass communication campaign on behalf of legitimate users of the real-time messaging communication system. Disposition may include suppressing, diverting, or labeling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2009
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Applicant: WATCHGUARD TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Rod Gilchrist, Richard Fogel, Robert Osborne, John Alsop
  • Publication number: 20100046723
    Abstract: A Voice over IP (VoIP) or Real Time Messaging (RTM) firewall device is claimed that protects VoIP or RTM network traffic by identifying and controlling the delivery of such network traffic that is unsolicited and undesired by the recipient (i.e. VoIP or RTM spam). The system involves applying a unique marking to RTM messages close to a point of message origination and then at a point close to message termination for the intended recipient examining a reputation store for information on the unique marking and using that information in conjunction with a set of policy rules to decide whether to pass, reject, pass on to an RTM store or otherwise filter the RTM message. The unique marking serves to identify a source characteristic of the message such as the message originator, a corporate affiliation for the originator, or a RTM network characteristic of the originator such as a transmission gateway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2009
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Applicant: WATCHGUARD TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Rod Gilchrist, Richard Fogel, John Alsop
  • Publication number: 20090320120
    Abstract: A method of “stateful failover” is provided that allows email gateway systems in a cluster to deliver email messages that have been accepted for delivery by a member of the cluster, but has failed with out delivering the messages. The method involves creating a backup copy of the messages that have been accepted for delivery by one email gateway system in the stateful failover cluster on one or more other email gateway systems in the stateful failover cluster. Upon detecting the failure of the email gateway system that accepted the message, another member of the stateful failover cluster that has access to the backup copy of the message queue takes responsibility for the delivery of the messages on the mirrored queue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2009
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Applicant: WATCHGUARD TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Osborne, Bill Simpson, Rod Gilchrist
  • Patent number: 7613172
    Abstract: Sensor nodes (or addresses therefore), acting as real-time message decoys, are distributed across a real-time communications network to attract unsolicited real-time messages. Filtering rules are derived from the message characteristics (such as the source address) and messaging content of the traffic encountered at the sensor nodes. The filtering rules are distributed to filtering agents positioned in the communications network in such a way that they can filter traffic for legitimate users. The filtering agents may identify and control the disposition of real-time messaging traffic that is part of a mass communication campaign on behalf of legitimate users of the real-time messaging communication system. Disposition may include suppressing, diverting, or labeling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Rod Gilchrist, Richard Fogel, Robert Osborne, John Alsop
  • Patent number: 7613923
    Abstract: A Voice over IP (VoIP) or Real Time Messaging (RTM) firewall device is claimed that protects VoIP or RTM network traffic by identifying and controlling the delivery of such network traffic that is unsolicited and undesired by the recipient (i.e. VoIP or RTM spam). The system involves applying a unique marking to RTM messages close to a point of message origination and then at a point close to message termination for the intended recipient examining a reputation store for information on the unique marking and using that information in conjunction with a set of policy rules to decide whether to pass, reject, pass on to an RTM store or otherwise filter the RTM message. The unique marking serves to identify a source characteristic of the message such as the message originator, a corporate affiliation for the originator, or a RTM network characteristic of the originator such as a transmission gateway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Rod Gilchrist, Richard Fogel, John Alsop
  • Patent number: 7584256
    Abstract: A method of “stateful failover” is provided that allows email gateway systems in a cluster to deliver email messages that have been accepted for delivery by a member of the cluster, but has failed with out delivering the messages. The method involves creating a backup copy of the messages that have been accepted for delivery by one email gateway system in the stateful failover cluster on one or more other email gateway systems in the stateful failover cluster. Upon detecting the failure of the email gateway system that accepted the message, another member of the stateful failover cluster that has access to the backup copy of the message queue takes responsibility for the delivery of the messages on the mirrored queue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2009
    Assignee: Borderware Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Osborne, Bill Simpson, Rod Gilchrist
  • Publication number: 20090022138
    Abstract: A method for providing unlimited multiplexing of network nodes includes steps of: placing a plurality of tags within a network node, wherein the tags comprise the RuBee long wavelength network protocol; clipping the plurality of tags into separate areas for transmitting and receiving, by placing a plurality of base stations within the network node such that at least one base station overlaps with an adjacent network node; and synchronizing transmit packets from two adjacent base stations transmitting at a same time, such that the tags detect and respond to the packets from a nearby base station and perceive the packets from the distant base station as noise.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2007
    Publication date: January 22, 2009
    Applicant: Visible Assets Inc.
    Inventors: Rod Gilchrist, John K. Stevens, Florin Tarcoci, Paul Waterhouse
  • Publication number: 20050228867
    Abstract: A method of “stateful failover” is provided that allows email gateway systems in a cluster to deliver email messages that have been accepted for delivery by a member of the cluster, but has failed with out delivering the messages. The method involves creating a backup copy of the messages that have been accepted for delivery by one email gateway system in the stateful failover cluster on one or more other email gateway systems in the stateful failover cluster. Upon detecting the failure of the email gateway system that accepted the message, another member of the stateful failover cluster that has access to the backup copy of the message queue takes responsibility for the delivery of the messages on the mirrored queue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2005
    Publication date: October 13, 2005
    Inventors: Robert Osborne, Bill Simpson, Rod Gilchrist
  • Publication number: 20050201363
    Abstract: A Voice over IP (VoIP) or Real Time Messaging (RTM) firewall device is claimed that protects VoIP or RTM network traffic by identifying and controlling the delivery of such network traffic that is unsolicited and undesired by the recipient (i.e. VoIP or RTM spam). The system involves applying a unique marking to RTM messages close to a point of message origination and then at a point close to message termination for the intended recipient examining a reputation store for information on the unique marking and using that information in conjunction with a set of policy rules to decide whether to pass, reject, pass on to an RTM store or otherwise filter the RTM message. The unique marking serves to identify a source characteristic of the message such as the message originator, a corporate affiliation for the originator, or a RTM network characteristic of the originator such as a transmission gateway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2005
    Publication date: September 15, 2005
    Inventors: Rod Gilchrist, Richard Fogel, John Alsop
  • Publication number: 20050141486
    Abstract: Sensor nodes (or addresses therefore), acting as real-time message decoys, are distributed across a real-time communications network to attract unsolicited real-time messages. Filtering rules are derived from the message characteristics (such as the source address) and messaging content of the traffic encountered at the sensor nodes. The filtering rules are distributed to filtering agents positioned in the communications network in such a way that they can filter traffic for legitimate users. The filtering agents may identify and control the disposition of real-time messaging traffic that is part of a mass communication campaign on behalf of legitimate users of the real-time messaging communication system. Disposition may include suppressing, diverting, or labeling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2004
    Publication date: June 30, 2005
    Inventors: Rod Gilchrist, Richard Fogel, Robert Osborne, John Alsop