Patents by Inventor Stephen W. Horton

Stephen W. Horton 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: 8571602
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for enabling output from a mobile device are described herein. A mobile device having an image capture device can selectively generate a hard copy output of a captured image by interfacing with an output device. The mobile device can selectively interface with the output device directly or indirectly via one or more intermediate devices and/or systems. The mobile device can interface directly with an output device using a wired or wireless connection, and can selectively operate as a host or client. The mobile device can selectively couple the stored image to a remote output device via a wireless connection. The mobile device can select the remote output device from a predetermined list of devices, or can be supplied a dynamic list of remote output devices. The dynamic list of output devices can be updated, for example, based on a location of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen W. Horton, Timothy James Yates, Charles Seunghwan Han
  • Patent number: 5339351
    Abstract: A 911 emergency response system that includes a location identification module, preferably in solid state circuit form, associated with each residence or each extension of a PBX is disclosed. Preferably, the location identification modules are powered by telephone line voltage. A location identification module is enabled when its associated telephone goes off-hook and an emergency code, e.g., 911 is dialed. Thereafter, in response to an inquiry from the emergency response center that receives the emergency call, the location identification module sends the location of the associated telephone to the emergency response center operator where the location is displayed on a dispatcher's console.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 16, 1994
    Inventors: John D. Hoskinson, Stephen W. Horton
  • Patent number: 5241587
    Abstract: A polling controller (21) for a polling system in which a central station (11) sequentially contacts a series of remote stations (13) in order to transmit data to or receive data from the remote stations is disclosed. The polling controller (21) is connected between the telco terminals of a central station modem (23) and a telco line (18). When the central station modem (23) goes off-hook, a DTMF transceiver and answer tone detector (45) is connected to the telco line (18). When a dial code that follows the telephone number of the remote station being called by the central station modem is detected, the central station modem is placed on hold. Thereafter, a transfer code, which may be the same as the dial code, is sent to the called remote station (13). In response, a switch (31) at the remote station (13) connects its telco line (18) to a port, determined by the nature of the dial code, and transmits an answer tone to the polling controller (31).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1993
    Assignee: Teltone Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen W. Horton, John D. Hoskinson
  • Patent number: 4821312
    Abstract: A voice/data switch (13) for selectively connecting an audio communication terminal device (15), such as a telephone, or a piece of electronic data communication equipment (17), such as a telephone facsimile device or a computer, to a Telco line (19) is disclosed. The voice/data switch (13) includes an announcement device and return signal detector (21) that is enabled to send a message to a calling station upon receipt of a ring signal. The message requests a return signal, which may be generated by the depression of a key of a DTMF key pad, for example, if connection to the audio communication terminal device is desired. If the requested return signal is not received, the Telco line (19) is connected by the voice/data switch (13) to the piece of electronic data communication equipment (17). If the requested return signal is received, the Telco line (19) is connected by the voice/data switch (13) to the audio communication terminal device (15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 11, 1989
    Assignee: Rainier Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen W. Horton, Dan M. Percival