Patents by Inventor Thomas A. Gallant

Thomas A. Gallant 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: 10009458
    Abstract: A device may receive, from a network device, call information associated with a call. The call may be from a calling party device. The call may appear to be intended for a destination device. The call information may be received, from the network device, based on the network device having routed the call. The device may determine, based on the call information, that the call appears to have been forwarded to a called party device that is different from the destination device. The device may determine, based on the call information, a forwarding characteristic for the call. The device may determine that the forwarding characteristic satisfies a criterion. The device may send an output message based on the forwarding characteristic satisfying the criterion to support responding to call forwarding activity that has the forwarding characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Haltom, Thomas A. Gallant, Heath W. Hendrickson, Lulia Ann Barakat
  • Publication number: 20180128527
    Abstract: A refrigerant circuit is disclosed. The refrigerant circuit includes a compressor, a condenser, a first expansion device, an economizer, a second expansion device, and an evaporator fluidly connected. A working fluid flows through the refrigerant circuit. A bypass segment is fluidly connected to the refrigerant circuit. A portion of the working fluid is provided from the refrigerant circuit to the bypass segment from a location in the refrigerant circuit disposed between the condenser and the evaporator with respect to flow of the working fluid. The portion of the working fluid flows through the bypass segment in a flow enabled state and is provided to a location in the refrigerant circuit disposed between the economizer and the evaporator with respect to flow of the working fluid. A vortical flow is induced at the location in the refrigerant circuit disposed between the economizer and the evaporator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Ronald Maurice Cosby, II, Brian T. Sullivan, Steven J. Pitts, Thomas Gallant
  • Publication number: 20170353599
    Abstract: A device may receive, from a network device, call information associated with a call. The call may be from a calling party device. The call may appear to be intended for a destination device. The call information may be received, from the network device, based on the network device having routed the call. The device may determine, based on the call information, that the call appears to have been forwarded to a called party device that is different from the destination device. The device may determine, based on the call information, a forwarding characteristic for the call. The device may determine that the forwarding characteristic satisfies a criterion. The device may send an output message based on the forwarding characteristic satisfying the criterion to support responding to call forwarding activity that has the forwarding characteristic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventors: Jeffrey HALTOM, Thomas A. GALLANT, Heath W. HENDRICKSON, Lulia Ann BARAKAT
  • Patent number: 9667775
    Abstract: A device may receive, from a network device, call information associated with a call. The call may be from a calling party device. The call may appear to be intended for a destination device. The call information may be received, from the network device, based on the network device having routed the call. The device may determine, based on the call information, that the call appears to have been forwarded to a called party device that is different from the destination device. The device may determine, based on the call information, a forwarding characteristic for the call. The device may determine that the forwarding characteristic satisfies a criterion. The device may send an output message based on the forwarding characteristic satisfying the criterion to support responding to call forwarding activity that has the forwarding characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: VERIZON PATENT ANS LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Haltom, Thomas A. Gallant, Heath W. Hendrickson, Lulia Ann Barakat
  • Patent number: 9071683
    Abstract: A network traffic monitoring system detects an identity associated with a telephone call that enters a network and queries a first identity source list that includes entries representative of illegitimate identities and a second identity source list that includes entries representative of legitimate identities to determine whether the detected identity associated with the telephone call matches an entry included in the first identity source list or an entry included in the second identity source list. If the detected identity matches the entry included in the first identity source list, the network traffic monitoring system automatically determines that the detected identity is fake. If the detected identity matches the entry included in the second identity source list, the network traffic monitoring system analyzes one or more attributes of the telephone call other than the detected identity to determine whether the detected identity is fake.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Somes, Jeffrey Haltom, Thomas A. Gallant