Patents by Inventor Russel Kipp Jones

Russel Kipp Jones 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: 10080208
    Abstract: In one embodiment, techniques are provided for setting a quality attribute of a WiFi access point that is suspected to have moved. The WiFi access point is identified when within range of a mobile WiFi-enabled device based on received signals received by a Wi-Fi radio of a mobile WiFi-enabled device. A recorded location associated with the identified WiFi access point is received from a local copy of a reference database or a remote store of the reference database on a server system. A location estimate is determined for the mobile WiFi-enabled device and compared to the recorded location associated with the identified WiFi access point to evaluate whether the identified WiFi access point has moved from its recorded location. Feedback is then generated that is sent to the server system in response to determining that the identified WiFi access point has moved, where the feedback is usable to set the quality attribute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Skyhook Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward James Morgan, Michael George Shean, Farshid Alizadeh-Shabdiz, Russel Kipp Jones
  • Patent number: 9924311
    Abstract: In one embodiment, techniques approximate concurrent monitoring of a large number of geo-fences, potentially beyond a number supported by a mobile device, The mobile device may obtain a set of geo-fences and maintain a first subset of the geo-fences as an active subset of geo-fences and a second subset of the geo-fences as an inactive subset of geo-fences. The mobile device may also establish and monitor an envelope geo-fences that excluded the inactive subset of geo-fence. In response to detecting that the mobile device has moved to a new location proximate to the envelope geo-fence, one or more geo-fences are moved between the active subset of geo-fences and the inactive subset of geo-fences to produce a new active subset of geo-fences and a new inactive subset of geo-fences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Skyhook Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Steger, Thomas Jason Dytko, Nicolas Brachet, Russel Kipp Jones, Andrei Dancus, Andrew Broadstone, Farshid Alizadeh-Shabdiz
  • Publication number: 20170078842
    Abstract: In one embodiment, techniques approximate concurrent monitoring of a large number of geo-fences, potentially beyond a number supported by a mobile device, The mobile device may obtain a set of geo-fences and maintain a first subset of the geo-fences as an active subset of geo-fences and a second subset of the geo-fences as an inactive subset of geo-fences. The mobile device may also establish and monitor an envelope geo-fences that excluded the inactive subset of geo-fence. In response to detecting that the mobile device has moved to a new location proximate to the envelope geo-fence, one or more geo-fences are moved between the active subset of geo-fences and the inactive subset of geo-fences to produce a new active subset of geo-fences and a new inactive subset of geo-fences.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: Christopher Steger, Thomas Jason Dytko, Nicolas Brachet, Russel Kipp Jones, Andrei Dancus, Andrew Broadstone, Farshid Alizadeh-Shabdiz
  • Patent number: 9565523
    Abstract: In one embodiment, techniques approximate concurrent monitoring of a large number of geo-fences, potentially beyond a number supported by a mobile device, The mobile device may activate a subset of geo-fences to be monitored, the subset of geo-fences selected from the set of geo-fences based on proximity to a current location of the mobile device. The mobile device may also establish and monitor an envelope geo-fence that encompasses the subset of geo-fences. In response to detecting that the mobile device has moved to a new location proximate to the envelope geo-fence, a new subset of geo-fences is activated to be monitored. Geo-fences of the subset of geo-fences that are not part of the new subset of geo-fences are deactivated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Skyhook Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Steger, Thomas Jason Dytko, Nicolas Brachet, Russel Kipp Jones, Andrei Dancus, Andrew Broadstone, Farshid Alizadeh-Shabdiz
  • Publication number: 20160321698
    Abstract: In one embodiment, techniques are provided for estimating demographic information. A current device demographic profile for a mobile device is retrieved. An estimated geographic location of the mobile device and a time at which the mobile device visited the estimated geographic location is determined. Based on this, a location demographic profile for a geographic area that includes the estimated geographic location and for a time frame that includes the determined time is retrieved. The current device demographic profile for the mobile device is updated based on the location demographic profile. Further, the location demographic profile is updated based on a plurality of device demographic profiles of a plurality of mobile devices that visit geographic locations within the geographic area, the plurality of mobile devices including the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Inventors: Andrew J. Broadstone, Russel Kipp Jones, Edward James Morgan, Farshid Alizadeh-Shabdiz, Nicolas Brachet
  • Publication number: 20160323843
    Abstract: In one embodiment, techniques are provided for setting a quality attribute of a WiFi access point that is suspected to have moved. The WiFi access point is identified when within range of a mobile WiFi-enabled device based on received signals received by a Wi-Fi radio of a mobile WiFi-enabled device. A recorded location associated with the identified WiFi access point is received from a local copy of a reference database or a remote store of the reference database on a server system. A location estimate is determined for the mobile WiFi-enabled device and compared to the recorded location associated with the identified WiFi access point to evaluate whether the identified WiFi access point has moved from its recorded location. Feedback is then generated that is sent to the server system in response to determining that the identified WiFi access point has moved, where the feedback is usable to set the quality attribute.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Inventors: Edward James Morgan, Michael George Shean, Farshid Alizadeh-Shabdiz, Russel Kipp Jones
  • Patent number: 9408031
    Abstract: In one embodiment, techniques approximate use of geo-fences of shapes and/or sizes other than those natively support by a mobile device. Upon receiving an initial geo-fence (e.g., a non-supported geo-fence), the mobile device may generate a group of geo-fences (e.g., a group of supported geo-fences) whose union approximates the initial geo-fence, where the group includes one or more geo-fences. The mobile device may treat the group of supported geo-fence as an equivalent to the non-supported geo-fence. When the mobile device crosses one of the supported geo-fences of the group of supported geo-fences, and does not enter into another supported geo-fence of the group of supported geo-fences, a notification may be sent to an application that utilizes the non-supported geo-fence that the non-supported geo-fence has been triggered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Skyhook Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Steger, Thomas Jason Dytko, Nicolas Brachet, Russel Kipp Jones, Andrei Dancus, Andrew Broadstone, Farshid Alizadeh-Shabdiz
  • Patent number: 9408037
    Abstract: In one embodiment, techniques are provided for efficiently selecting and distributing wireless local area network (WLAN) access point (AP) data to a mobile client device. A reference database is maintained on a network server. An expected future location of the mobile client device is determined. The expected future location represents a location different than a present location of the mobile client device, which the mobile client device is expected to visit in the future. One or more tiles are transferred from the reference database to the mobile client device for a bounded geographic region that includes the expected future location. The one or more tiles are stored on the mobile client device to be available for use in satisfying one or more subsequently received requests for estimation of location of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Skyhook Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Farshid Alizadeh-Shabdiz, Nicolas Brachet, Andrei Dancus, Thomas Jason Dytko, Russel Kipp Jones
  • Patent number: 9398558
    Abstract: Methods and systems of continuously optimizing data in WiFi positioning systems. A location-based services system uses WiFi-enabled devices to monitor WiFi access points in a target area to indicate whether a WiFi access point has moved relative to its previously recorded location. A WiFi-enabled device communicates with WiFi access points within range of the WiFi-enabled device so that observed WiFi access points identify themselves; A reference database is accessed to obtain information specifying a recorded location for each observed WiFi access point in the target area. The recorded location information is used for each of the observed WiFi access points in conjunction with predefined rules to infer whether an observed WiFi access point has moved relative to its recorded location. The reference database is informed of the identity of any observed WiFi access point that is inferred to have moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: SKYHOOK WIRELESS, INC.
    Inventors: Edward James Morgan, Michael George Shean, Farshid Alizadeh-Shabdiz, Russel Kipp Jones
  • Patent number: 9298897
    Abstract: Disclosed are techniques for privacy preserving mobile demographic measurement of individuals, groups, and locations over time and space. A method of estimating demographic information associated with a user of a mobile device and/or a location while preserving the privacy of the user based at least in part on a location estimate of the mobile device of the user includes receiving an estimated geographical location of the mobile device of the user and receiving a time at which the mobile device was at the estimated geographical location. The method includes assigning substitute identifiers for the geographical location and the time at which the mobile device was at the estimated geographical location. The method includes associating the geographical areas substitute identifiers with demographic information and estimating demographic information associated with the user of the mobile device based on the substitute identifiers and based on the demographic information associated with substitute identifiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Skyhook Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew J. Broadstone, Russel Kipp Jones, Edward James Morgan, Farshid Alizadeh-shabdiz, Nicolas Brachet
  • Patent number: 9037160
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing contextual information about a place within a range of a wireless signal beacon are provided. A reference database of wireless beacons stores attributes associated with wireless beacons. Wireless-enabled devices and/or server systems receive information identifying wireless beacons in range of the wireless-enabled devices and determine a received signal strength indication of the wireless beacons. The wireless-enabled devices and/or server systems then retrieve from the reference database extended attributes that are associated with the wireless beacons and determine at least one associated contextual attribute about the place within range of the wireless beacons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Skyhook Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Russel Kipp Jones, Richard J. Sutton
  • Publication number: 20150019719
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a mapping/translation technique is provided for generating an association between an observed network address and one or more attributes that are not directly observed. A network address is observed that is associated with a source device. A first attribute is determined, the first attribute being a directly observed attribute. The first attribute is mapped to a second attribute based on at least a predefined spatial, temporal, or identity-related correspondence between the first attribute and the second attribute, wherein the second attribute was not directly observed in connection with the network address. An association is generated between the second attribute and the network address. A record that maintains the association between the second attribute and the network address is stored.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Farshid Alizadeh-Shabdiz, Nicolas Brachet, Andrei Dancus, Russel Kipp Jones, Edward James Morgan, George Polak, Christopher Steger, Richard Sutton
  • Publication number: 20150020195
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a filtering technique is provided for ensuring data quality of network address observations. A network address observation is obtained of a network address associated with a source device, the network address observation associating the network address with one or more directly observed attributes. The network address observation is filtered based on a comparison of a selected one of the one or more directly observed attributes to a predetermined criteria, and using a result of the comparison as indicative of whether the network address observation should be used for association of the network address with one or more directly observed attributes. The filtering either associates one or more indicators with the network address observation, or removes the network address observation. A network address to attribute association system executed on one or more electronic devices stores a record that maintains any network address observation that has not been removed and any indicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Farshid Alizadeh-Shabdiz, Nicolas Brachet, Andrei Dancus, Russel Kipp Jones, Edward James Morgan, George Polak, Christopher Steger, Richard Sutton
  • Publication number: 20150019738
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a technique is provided for propagating network address to attribute associations between network addresses. One or more profiles are obtained that maintain an association between a first network address and one or more attributes, the association produced from network address observations of the first network address by one or more source devices in communication with a network. A second network address is determined that is associated with the first network address based on a similarity criteria. The second network address initially lacks an association with the one or more attributes. The one or more attributes are propagated from the first network address to the second address, to form an association between the second network address and the one or more attributes. The association between the second network address and the one or more attributes is then stored in an updated profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Farshid Alizadeh-Shabdiz, Nicolas Brachet, Andrei Dancus, Russel Kipp Jones, Edward James Morgan, George Polak, Christopher Steger, Richard Sutton
  • Publication number: 20150019758
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a processing technique is provided that utilizes multiple network address observations. One or more records are obtained that maintain network address observations, each network address observation associating one or more attributes with a network address observed by one or more source devices. Multiple network addresses from the network address observations are clustered into one or more discrete groups of network addresses based on a clustering criteria. For a selected group of network addresses, an association is formed associating one or more refined attributes derived from the selected group with an individual network address that is a member of the selected group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Farshid Alizadeh-Shabdiz, Nicolas Brachet, Andrei Dancus, Russel Kipp Jones, Edward James Morgan, George Polak, Christopher Steger, Richard Sutton
  • Publication number: 20150019720
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a processing technique is provided for determining a refined attribute of a network address based on one or more other attributes. A network address associated with a source device in communication with a network is observed. One or more first attributes of the network address are determined, where the one or more first attributes indicate at least a spatial or temporal property of the network address. The one or more first attributes are processed to determine a second attribute to be associated with the network address, where the second attribute indicates whether the network address is a fixed or mobile network address, or is a proxy or non-proxy network address. A record is stored that maintains the association between the second attribute and the network address.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Farshid Alizadeh-Shabdiz, Nicolas Brachet, Andrei Dancus, Russel Kipp Jones, Edward James Morgan, George Polak, Christopher Steger, Richard Sutton
  • Publication number: 20140287778
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing contextual information about a place within a range of a wireless signal beacon are provided. A reference database of wireless beacons stores attributes associated with wireless beacons. Wireless-enabled devices and/or server systems receive information identifying wireless beacons in range of the wireless-enabled devices and determine a received signal strength indication of the wireless beacons. The wireless-enabled devices and/or server systems then retrieve from the reference database extended attributes that are associated with the wireless beacons and determine at least one associated contextual attribute about the place within range of the wireless beacons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: SKYHOOK WIRELESS, INC.
    Inventors: Russel Kipp JONES, Richard J. SUTTON
  • Publication number: 20140080510
    Abstract: Methods and systems of continuously optimizing data in WiFi positioning systems. A location-based services system uses WiFi-enabled devices to monitor WiFi access points in a target area to indicate whether a WiFi access point has moved relative to its previously recorded location. A WiFi-enabled device communicates with WiFi access points within range of the WiFi-enabled device so that observed WiFi access points identify themselves; A reference database is accessed to obtain information specifying a recorded location for each observed WiFi access point in the target area. The recorded location information is used for each of the observed WiFi access points in conjunction with predefined rules to infer whether an observed WiFi access point has moved relative to its recorded location. The reference database is informed of the identity of any observed WiFi access point that is inferred to have moved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: SKYHOOK WIRELESS, INC.
    Inventors: Edward James MORGAN, Michael George SHEAN, Farshid ALIZADEH-SHABDIZ, Russel Kipp JONES
  • Publication number: 20130340095
    Abstract: Disclosed are techniques for privacy preserving mobile demographic measurement of individuals, groups, and locations over time and space. A method of estimating demographic information associated with a user of a mobile device and/or a location while preserving the privacy of the user based at least in part on a location estimate of the mobile device of the user includes receiving an estimated geographical location of the mobile device of the user and receiving a time at which the mobile device was at the estimated geographical location. The method includes assigning substitute identifiers for the geographical location and the time at which the mobile device was at the estimated geographical location. The method includes associating the geographical areas substitute identifiers with demographic information and estimating demographic information associated with the user of the mobile device based on the substitute identifiers and based on the demographic information associated with substitute identifiers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventors: Andrew J. BROADSTONE, Russel Kipp JONES, Edward James MORGAN, Farshid ALIZADEH-SHABDIZ, Nicolas BRACHET
  • Publication number: 20130260797
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing contextual information about a place within a range of a wireless signal beacon are provided. A reference database of wireless beacons stores attributes associated with wireless beacons. Wireless-enabled devices and/or server systems receive information identifying wireless beacons in range of the wireless-enabled devices and determine a received signal strength indication of the wireless beacons. The wireless-enabled devices and/or server systems then retrieve from the reference database extended attributes that are associated with the wireless beacons and determine at least one associated contextual attribute about the place within range of the wireless beacons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventors: Russel Kipp JONES, Richard J. SUTTON