Patents by Inventor Ronald N. Isaac

Ronald N. Isaac 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: 20100027463
    Abstract: Point-to-point links making up a wireless network in which the point-to-point links connect at least personal portable devices are dynamically altered (i.e., new point-to-point links are established and/or other point-to-point links are removed) in response to recurring comparisons of the extents of interaction of each of the personal portable devices with the wireless network to increase the resiliency of the wireless network to the observed behavior of the user of the personal portable devices in changing which personal portable devices are within the network at any given time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2008
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Inventors: Benjamin D. Burge, Ronald N. Isaac, Joji Ueda
  • Publication number: 20090318074
    Abstract: Where a plurality of personal portable devices communicating with each other through a personal wireless network are to cooperate to perform a task made up of a plurality of task portions, the task portions are automatically distributed among the personal portable devices at least partially in response to comparisons between the capabilities required to perform each task portion and the capabilities of each of the personal portable devices. In making such comparisons, the capabilities of each of the personal portable devices that are actually available for the performance of one or more of the task portions at the time such comparisons are made may be taken into account, and further, such comparisons may be repeated as the capabilities of each of the personal portable devices that are actually available change over time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2008
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Inventors: Benjamin D. Burge, Ronald N. Isaac, Joji Ueda
  • Publication number: 20090271534
    Abstract: A base device meant to cooperate with one of a plurality of exchangeable docking adapters to enable the base device to cooperate with a personal portable device docked with the docking adapter to perform an audio/visual task. The base device incorporates a programmable logic that is programmed with a configuration data specifying a configuration of interconnections to enable the cooperation between the base device and the personal portable device, and may further incorporate a processor to execute a sequence of instructions of a routine causing the processor to cooperate with the personal portable device through the docking adapter to perform the task.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2008
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Inventors: Keith H. Acosta, Ryan P. Chaves, Ronald N. Isaac, Paulo S. Mendes, Morton Tarr, Christopher D. Vincent
  • Publication number: 20090271639
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for dynamically reassigning between a plurality of personal portable devices in a wireless network one or more task portions of a task that have been distributed among the personal portable devices in response to at least one of the personal portable devices having diminishing access to electric power. A reassignment may be prompted by the remaining electric power available to one of the personal portable devices diminishing to a predetermined level, and/or it may be prompted as a result of a goal of causing the remaining operating times of the personal portable devices engaged in performing the task to be as close to equal as possible. A reassignment may be prompted by the remaining electric power available to one of the personal portable devices being changed either by the coupling of that personal portable device to an external power supply or by a suspension of execution of a task routine associated with a task portion that had been assigned to that personal portable device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2008
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Inventors: Benjamin D. Burge, Ronald N. Isaac, Joji Ueda
  • Publication number: 20090109894
    Abstract: An apparatus induces a first wireless device to transmit audio-related data to both the apparatus and a second wireless device by providing the first wireless device with a false indication of the apparatus being capable of performing an audio function that the apparatus is incapable of performing so as to enable the second wireless device to receive the audio-related data simultaneously with the apparatus, and wherein the second wireless device cooperates with the apparatus to leave the first wireless device unaware of the simultaneous receipt of the audio-related data by the second wireless device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Inventors: Joji Ueda, Ronald N. Isaac
  • Publication number: 20090017868
    Abstract: An audio sharing device is capable of receiving audio through one wireless point-to-point link from a first external electronic device; and retransmitting that audio through another wireless point-to-point link to a second external electronic device, while also outputting that audio to a user of the audio sharing device through an acoustic driver. The audio sharing device may be further capable of transmitting other audio received from a microphone to one or both of the first and second external electronic devices. The audio sharing device may also be capable of initiating a simplified form of link establishment procedure with another audio sharing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2007
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Inventors: Joji Ueda, Ronald N. Isaac