Patents by Inventor Scott Alan Steele

Scott Alan Steele 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: 6895033
    Abstract: A first sequence state storage module (20) periodically stores a present state (22) of a long code generator (30). Following a restoration of power after a power cut condition, or following the termination of any other interruption of the generation of the long code, a sequence recovery module (50) then provides an updated present state (36). The updated present state (36) is based upon a stored present state (24) and a time value (52) that is reset whenever the present state (22) of the long code or other sequence is stored and that is available even when the long code or other sequence is interrupted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2005
    Assignee: Motorola Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Storm, Scott Alan Steele, Jeremy Jacobson, Richard Koss, William P. Alberth, Jr., Sabrina Bahadori
  • Patent number: 6564047
    Abstract: A system and method of communications usage management for multiple networked devices such as cellular telephones in a telecommunications network. A management database is provided for storing communications attributes for at least one networked device. The stored communications usage attributes serve as criteria for regulating access of the networked devices to the system. The users of the devices may purchase a quantity of transferable units, such as usage minutes over the system network, with the units being redeemable for goods and/or services on the system, thus facilitating transfer of units between users. A user interface is provided as a system management device for accessing the management database to configure the communications usage attributes for defining the transfer and usage criteria. Communications usage software operable with the network devices computes usage times to provide an accounting of usage and regulation in accordance with the management database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2003
    Assignee: Motorola Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Alan Steele, Jeremy Jacobson, Brett Murdock, William P. Alberth, Jr.