Patents by Inventor Stephen McCann

Stephen McCann 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: 20220148419
    Abstract: A method at a computing device in an intelligent transportation system for reconfiguring a road segment, the method including receiving a request from a second computing device associated with a vehicle to change a configuration for the road segment; determining a road segment configuration; and reconfiguring the road segment based on the determined road segment configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: James Randolph Winter LEPP, Stephen MCCANN, Jeffrey Scott DEVER
  • Patent number: 11313768
    Abstract: A method for monitoring performance of at least one component on a moving platform, the method including receiving sensor data for the at least one component, along with supplemental data, at a processing node; and processing the sensor data, the processing using the supplemental data to filter the sensor data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Michael Peter Montemurro, Roland Emlyn Williams, James Randolph Winter Lepp, Stephen McCann
  • Patent number: 11303710
    Abstract: During a process to discover local access information from a hotspot provider, a mobile device transmits, to an access node connected to a hotspot within a wireless local area network (WLAN), an Access Network Query Protocol (ANQP) request, where the request is for the local access information provided by the hotspot provider that is a provider of the hotspot. The mobile device receives, from the access node, an ANQP response containing the local access information from the hotspot provider. The local access information is presented to a user of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Stephen McCann, Michael Peter Montemurro, David Philip Hole
  • Publication number: 20220110078
    Abstract: In some examples, a source device categorizes a plurality of messages for transmission to a recipient device, the plurality of messages comprising vehicle-related information. Based on the categorizing, the source device identifies selected messages of the plurality of messages to be aggregated. The source device aggregates the selected messages into a single transmission from the source device to the recipient device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2021
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Inventors: James Randolph Winter Lepp, Michael Peter Montemurro, Stephen McCann
  • Patent number: 11295617
    Abstract: A method at a computing device within an Intelligent Transportation System, the method including detecting a traffic event at the computing device; determining no fixed roadside unit is available from the computing device; establishing an Internet Protocol connection from the computing device to a network node; and sending a traffic event message from the computing device to the network node, the traffic event message providing information for the traffic event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Michael Peter Montemurro, Stephen McCann, Adrian Buckley
  • Publication number: 20220086627
    Abstract: A device includes a link layer configured to use a first link layer address and a second link layer address, maintain the first link layer address unchanged for a duration of an association of the device with a wireless network, and change the second link layer address from a first value to a second value during the duration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2021
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Inventors: Michael Peter Montemurro, James Randolph Winter Lepp, Stephen McCann
  • Publication number: 20220078610
    Abstract: In some examples, a system receives information based on wireless sensing performed using wireless signals of a wireless interface of a wireless node, the wireless interface of the wireless node to communicate data over a wireless connection established with another wireless device. The system performs authentication in response to the received information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Inventors: Michael Peter Montemurro, James Randolph Winter Lepp, Stephen McCann
  • Publication number: 20220068120
    Abstract: A method at an infrastructure unit of signaling a presence of a vulnerable road user, the method including receiving at least one report from a sensor unit, the at least one report indicating the presence of the vulnerable road user; composing a message indicating the presence of the vulnerable road user; and transmitting the message to road users proximate the infrastructure unit on a channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Inventors: Nicholas Patrick Alfano, Michael Peter Montemurro, James Randolph Winter Lepp, Leonard Charles Layton, Stephen McCann
  • Patent number: 11263897
    Abstract: A method at a computing device in an intelligent transportation system for reconfiguring a road segment, the method including receiving a request from a second computing device associated with a vehicle to change a configuration for the road segment; determining a road segment configuration; and reconfiguring the road segment based on the determined road segment configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: James Randolph Winter Lepp, Stephen McCann, Jeffrey Scott Dever
  • Publication number: 20220053414
    Abstract: Network information may be discoverable without requiring a connection to that network. For example, Access Network Query Protocol (“ANQP”) may allow a device to discover information about a network prior to the device associating with that network. In other words, ANQP allows a network terminal to request additional network information prior to establishing network capability. The additional network information that may be discoverable includes network latency, cellular capabilities, hotspot capabilities, mobility capabilities, neighbor reports, station identification, and multiple hotspot session identification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2021
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Inventors: Stephen McCann, Michael Peter Montemurro
  • Patent number: 11246174
    Abstract: Methods and systems for connecting a wireless device to a wireless network. Configuration information is received by an access point of the wireless network including a service identifier corresponding to a service provided through the wireless device and a credential associated with the wireless device. The access point advertises the service identifier to the wireless device. The access point receives from the wireless device an association request including a network identifier corresponding to the wireless network. The access point authenticates the wireless device based on the service identifier and the credential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Michael Peter Montemurro, Stephen McCann, James Randolph Winter Lepp
  • Patent number: 11240655
    Abstract: A mobile device may transition between Extended Service Set (“ESS”) networks while maintaining the same internet protocol (“IP”) address while transitioning. The transition may occur seamlessly, such that a consumer never loses the network connection despite transitioning between networks. The mobile device may receive an IP address from a pool of addresses, such that the mobile device can keep that IP address as it is transitions between networks that each have access to the pool. The assignment of the IP address to the mobile device is from the pool of IP addresses rather than from the AP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Michael Peter Montemurro, Stephen McCann
  • Publication number: 20210400564
    Abstract: In some examples, a first wireless device transmits, within a first band designated for vehicle-related communications, service information for a service, the service information comprising information of a channel in a second band for communication of data of the service, the second band being outside of the first band.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Inventors: James Randolph Winter Lepp, Michael Peter Montemurro, Stephen McCann
  • Patent number: 11202273
    Abstract: In some examples, a source device categorizes a plurality of messages for transmission to a recipient device, the plurality of messages comprising vehicle-related information. Based on the categorizing, the source device identifies selected messages of the plurality of messages to be aggregated. The source device aggregates the selected messages into a single transmission from the source device to the recipient device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: James Randolph Winter Lepp, Michael Peter Montemurro, Stephen McCann
  • Publication number: 20210352540
    Abstract: A method performed by user equipment (UE) includes receiving a request to access a service unavailable through a first network cell associated with the UE and informing a second network cell that the UE is requesting to obtain the service unavailable through the first network cell. The request may be received from a user of the UE or may be a paging message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2021
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Applicant: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Richard Charles BURBIDGE, Takashi SUZUKI, David Philip HOLE, Johanna Lisa DWYER, Venkata Ratnakar Rao RAYAVARAPU, Maiyuran Wijayanathan, Stephen McCANN, Andrew Mark EARNSHAW, Chen Ho CHIN
  • Patent number: 11166226
    Abstract: Network information may be discoverable without requiring a connection to that network. For example, Access Network Query Protocol (“ANQP”) may allow a device to discover information about a network prior to the device associating with that network. In other words, ANQP allows a network terminal to request additional network information prior to establishing network capability. The additional network information that may be discoverable includes network latency, cellular capabilities, hotspot capabilities, mobility capabilities, neighbor reports, station identification, and multiple hotspot session identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Stephen McCann, Michael Peter Montemurro
  • Publication number: 20210304592
    Abstract: In some examples, a system detects an accident involving a first vehicle, and responsive to the detecting of the accident, collects event data relating to the accident from a second vehicle that is different from the first vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: James Randolph Winter Lepp, Michael Peter Montemurro, Stephen McCann, Gordon Peter Young, Jasmin Mulaosmanovic
  • Patent number: 11129123
    Abstract: A first device that includes a processor configured to transmit/receive a trigger message to/from a second device based on wireless short-range communication. The trigger message initiates a registration process within a wireless local area network (WLAN).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Stephen McCann, Michael Peter Montemurro, Roger Paul Durand, Sanjay Nathwani
  • Publication number: 20210289424
    Abstract: A source wireless device sends an indication of support for one or more broadcast services that broadcasts information over a wireless local area network (WLAN). The source wireless device determines, based on one or more factors, whether to use a broadcast stream of a broadcast service or a unicast stream to deliver information to one or more receiving wireless devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Stephen McCann, Michael Peter Montemurro, James Randolph Winter Lepp
  • Publication number: 20210274592
    Abstract: In some examples, a wireless device receives, from a wireless access network node, an indication of a supported extended emergency information (EEI) type supported by a wireless local area network (WLAN). The supported EEI type is selected from among a plurality of different EEI types. The wireless device sends a message relating to an emergency call, the message including EEI data according to the supported EEI type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Adrian Buckley, Gordon Peter Young, Michael Peter Montemurro, Jan Hendrik Lucas Bakker, Stephen McCann