Patents by Inventor Thomas A. Petsche

Thomas A. Petsche 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: 8868659
    Abstract: A disclosed notification and response system enables applications to communicate with recipients using a number of different media. The notification and response system (i) sends requests to one or more recipients, using the medium specified by each individual recipient; (ii) collects and processes responses; and (iii) forwards the responses to their final destination by means of the medium specified by the final destination. Applications frame requests in at least one supported human language and media format, and the request is delivered to the appropriate recipient(s), according to their preferences. Communication flow expressions specify the recipients for a given request, and how, when and where each recipient shall receive the request. Requests are dynamically updated, and the parameters of a communication flow expression are not evaluated, until the request is delivered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Joann J. Ordille, Thomas A. Petsche
  • Patent number: 8510392
    Abstract: Notification and response system to enable applications to communicate with recipients using different media, by: sending requests to one or more recipients, using the medium specified by each individual recipient; collecting and processing responses; and forwarding responses to their final destination using the medium specified by the final destination. The request is delivered to a recipient according to their preferences. Communication flow expressions specify the recipients, and how, when and where each recipient receives the request. Requests are dynamically updated, and parameters of a communication flow expression are not evaluated, until the request is delivered. Communication flow rules specify recipient's communication preferences and tailor communication flows to characteristics of the sender, the topic or scheduling constraints. Communication flow expressions are evaluated using a three-valued logic of notification success, failure, and possible failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Joan J. Ordille, Thomas A. Petsche
  • Patent number: 8180722
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for analyzing user activity and for recording such user activity in an entity relationship model. A network is searched for materials associated with a user and content analysis techniques are performed on the associated materials to extract one or more characteristics from the associated materials based on predefined criteria. The extracted information is stored in an entity relationship model that relates the user to the extracted characteristics. The characteristics may include activity information, expertise information and location information. The entity relationship model can thereafter be searched to identify and optionally contact one or more users having desired characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Ajita John, Reinhard P. Klemm, Thomas A. Petsche, Doree D. Seligmann
  • Patent number: 8107361
    Abstract: Provided are methods, devices, and systems for maintaining a SIP survivable network. The present invention is adapted to allow SIP endpoints or User Agents to discover and select the controller or controllers that the SIP endpoint will register with. Selection of the controller or controllers may be based upon the relative attributes of the controllers and the needs of the SIP endpoint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Al Baker, Mehmet C. Balasaygun, Frank J. Boyle, Gordon Brunson, Benjamin Jenkins, Pamela J. Lauber, Thomas A. Petsche
  • Patent number: 8018848
    Abstract: Provided are methods, devices, and systems for maintaining a SIP survivable User Agent. The present invention is adapted to allow the User Agent to detect the status of the network, thus providing the User Agent to perform failover/failback operations. The User Agent may be adapted to determine the status of the network based on its own monitoring mechanisms and/or based on messages received from other network components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Al Baker, Mehmet C. Balasaygun, Frank J. Boyle, Gordon Brunson, Benjamin Jenkins, Pamela J. Lauber, Thomas A. Petsche
  • Publication number: 20090245183
    Abstract: Provided are methods, devices, and systems for maintaining a SIP survivable network. The present invention is adapted to allow SIP endpoints or User Agents to discover and select the controller or controllers that the SIP endpoint will register with. Selection of the controller or controllers may be based upon the relative attributes of the controllers and the needs of the SIP endpoint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Applicant: AVAYA TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventors: Al Baker, Mehmet C. Balasaygun, Frank J. Boyle, Gordon Brunson, Benjamin Jenkins, Pamela J. Lauber, Thomas A. Petsche
  • Publication number: 20090245492
    Abstract: Provided are methods, devices, and systems for maintaining a SIP survivable User Agent. The present invention is adapted to allow the User Agent to detect the status of the network, thus providing the User Agent to perform failover/failback operations. The User Agent may be adapted to determine the status of the network based on its own monitoring mechanisms and/or based on messages received from other network components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Applicant: AVAYA TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventors: Al Baker, Mehmet C. Balasaygun, Frank J. Boyle, Gordon Brunson, Benjamin Jenkins, Pamela J. Lauber, Thomas A. Petsche
  • Publication number: 20090037548
    Abstract: A disclosed notification and response system enables applications to communicate with recipients using a number of different media. The notification and response system (i) sends requests to one or more recipients, using the medium specified by each individual recipient; (ii) collects and processes responses; and (iii) forwards the responses to their final destination by means of the medium specified by the final destination. Applications frame requests in at least one supported human language and media format, and the request is delivered to the appropriate recipient(s), according to their preferences. Communication flow expressions specify the recipients for a given request, and how, when and where each recipient shall receive the request. Requests are dynamically updated, and the parameters of a communication flow expression are not evaluated, until the request is delivered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2008
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Inventors: Joann J. Ordille, Thomas A. Petsche
  • Patent number: 7436947
    Abstract: A disclosed notification and response system enables applications to communicate with recipients using a number of different media. The notification and response system (i) sends requests to one or more recipients, using the medium specified by each individual recipient; (ii) collects and processes responses; and (iii) forwards the responses to their final destination by means of the medium specified by the final destination. Applications frame requests in at least one supported human language and media format, and the request is delivered to the appropriate recipient(s), according to their preferences. Communication flow expressions specify the recipients for a given request, and how, when and where each recipient shall receive the request. Requests are dynamically updated, and the parameters of a communication flow expression are not evaluated, until the request is delivered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2008
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Joann J. Ordille, Thomas A. Petsche, Philip L. Wadler
  • Publication number: 20070203741
    Abstract: A disclosed notification and response system enables applications to communicate with recipients using a number of different media. The notification and response system (i) sends requests to one or more recipients, using the medium specified by each individual recipient; (ii) collects and processes responses; and (iii) forwards the responses to their final destination by means of the medium specified by the final destination. Applications frame requests in at least one supported human language and media format, and the request is delivered to the appropriate recipient(s), according to their preferences Communication flow expressions specify the recipients for a given request, and how, when and where each recipient shall receive the request. Requests are dynamically updated, and the parameters of a communication flow expression are not evaluated, until the request is delivered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2007
    Publication date: August 30, 2007
    Inventors: Joann Ordille, Thomas Petsche
  • Publication number: 20060085417
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for analyzing user activity and for recording such user activity in an entity relationship model. A network is searched for materials associated with a user and content analysis techniques are performed on the associated materials to extract one or more characteristics from the associated materials based on predefined criteria. The extracted information is stored in an entity relationship model that relates the user to the extracted characteristics. The characteristics may include activity information, expertise information and location information. The entity relationship model can thereafter be searched to identify and optionally contact one or more users having desired characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2004
    Publication date: April 20, 2006
    Inventors: Ajita John, Reinhard Klemm, Thomas Petsche, Doree Seligmann
  • Publication number: 20030215067
    Abstract: A disclosed notification and response system enables applications to communicate with recipients using a number of different media. The notification and response system (i) sends requests to one or more recipients, using the medium specified by each individual recipient; (ii) collects and processes responses; and (iii) forwards the responses to their final destination by means of the medium specified by the final destination. Applications frame requests in at least one supported human language and media format, and the request is delivered to the appropriate recipient(s), according to their preferences. Communication flow expressions specify the recipients for a given request, and how, when and where each recipient shall receive the request. Requests are dynamically updated, and the parameters of a communication flow expression are not evaluated, until the request is delivered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2002
    Publication date: November 20, 2003
    Inventors: Joann J. Ordille, Thomas A. Petsche, Philip L. Wadler
  • Publication number: 20030217109
    Abstract: A disclosed notification and response system enables applications to communicate with recipients using a number of different media. The notification and response system (i) sends requests to one or more recipients, using the medium specified by each individual recipient; (ii) collects and processes responses; and (iii) forwards the responses to their final destination by means of the medium specified by the final destination. Applications frame requests in at least one supported human language and media format, and the request is delivered to the appropriate recipient(s), according to their preferences. Communication flow expressions specify the recipients for a given request, and how, when and where each recipient shall receive the request. Requests are dynamically updated, and the parameters of a communication flow expression are not evaluated, until the request is delivered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2002
    Publication date: November 20, 2003
    Inventors: Joann J. Ordille, Thomas A. Petsche
  • Patent number: 6006170
    Abstract: A computer-based system and method for ascertaining anomalies in an electric motor, includes computing and processing a set of Fast Fourier Transforms (FFT's) of the supply current waveforms for a motor known to be in a normal condition to create a feature set of input vectors. The input vector assignments for all possible cluster groupings 1 through n are derived using Ward's method. The method includes computing the Approximate Weight of Evidence (AWE) for each cluster grouping then selecting that count associated with a maximum AWE and designating this count as s. For each cluster in each grouping 1 through s, the method finds the member vector farthest from the cluster's centroid and defines this as the cluster's radius.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1999
    Assignee: Siemens Corporate Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Angelo R. Marcantonio, Stephen J. Hanson, Thomas Petsche
  • Patent number: 5832421
    Abstract: A method for blade temp estimation in a steam turbine utilizes measurement values including pressure and temperature at locations other than directly at the blades, principally at the input and output stages. Initially, blade temperature is simulated by using a water/steam cycle analysis program as well as by directed experiments. An artificial neural network (ANN) is trained by presenting the measurement values and the blade temp values. In a hybrid approach, 5 measured values are utilized. A subset of 4 parameter values is used for training the ANN and another subset of 3 values is used for performing a calculation for another intermediate parameter. Using the intermediate parameter and one of the 5 measured values, a blade temperature is calculated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1998
    Assignee: Siemens Corporate Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Nugroho Iwan Santoso, Thomas Petsche
  • Patent number: 5675497
    Abstract: A method for detecting a departure from normal operation of an electric motor comprises the steps of modelling a set of normal current measurements and a set of operational current measurements for the motor being monitored. The modelling is carried out by a neural network auto-associator which is trained to reproduce its inputs on its output. A potential failure is indicated whenever the set of normal current measurements and the set of operational current measurements differ by more than a predetermined criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 7, 1997
    Assignee: Siemens Corporate Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Petsche, Charles Garrett
  • Patent number: 5640103
    Abstract: A method for detecting a departure from normal operation of an electric motor comprises obtaining a set of normal current measurements for a motor being monitored; forming clusters of the normal current measurements; training a neural network auto-associator using the set of normal current measurements; making current measurements for the motor in operation; comparing the input and output of the auto-associator; and indicating abnormal operation whenever the current measurements deviate more than a predetermined amount from the normal current measurements. The method models a set of normal current measurements for the motor being monitored, and indicates a potential failure whenever measurements from the motor deviate significantly from a model. The model takes the form of an neural network auto-associator which is "trained"--using clusters of current measurements collected while the motor is known to be in a normal operating condition--to reproduce the inputs on the output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 17, 1997
    Assignee: Siemens Corporate Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Petsche, Charles Garrett
  • Patent number: 5576632
    Abstract: A method for detecting a departure from normal operation of an electric motor comprises obtaining a set of normal current measurements for a motor being monitored; training a neural network auto-associator using the set of normal current measurements; making current measurements for the motor in operation; comparing the current measurements with the normal current measurements; and indicating abnormal operation whenever the current measurements deviate more than a predetermined amount from the normal current measurements. The method models a set of normal current measurements for the motor being monitored, and indicates a potential failure whenever measurements from the motor deviate significantly from a model. The model takes the form of an neural network auto-associator which is "trained"--using current measurements collected while the motor is known to be in a normal operating condition--to reproduce the inputs on the output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 19, 1996
    Assignee: Siemens Corporate Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Petsche, Stephen J. Hanson
  • Patent number: 5574387
    Abstract: A method for detecting a departure from normal operation of an electric motor comprises obtaining a set of normal current measurements for a motor being monitored; forming clusters of the normal current measurements; training a neural network auto-associator using the set of normal current measurements; making current measurements for the motor in operation; comparing the input and output of the auto-associator; and indicating abnormal operation whenever the current measurements deviate more than a predetermined amount from the normal current measurements. The method models a set of normal current measurements for the motor being monitored, and indicates a potential failure whenever measurements from the motor deviate significantly from a model. The model takes the form of an neural network auto-associator which is "trained"--using clusters of current measurements collected while the motor is known to be in a normal operating condition--to reproduce the inputs on the output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 12, 1996
    Assignee: Siemens Corporate Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Petsche, Charles Garrett
  • Patent number: 5151969
    Abstract: A self-repairing trellis network includes a plurality of stages (11, 12 and 13) wherein a first set of N processing elements and a second set of M processing elements are situated. The N processing elements are normally active while the M processing elements are designated as spares. The stages are connected together by paths through variable weighing circuits which are legal or illegal. In response to a combination of input bits, an arrangement maps bit groupings onto the stages to turn on selective cells which form nodes coupled by paths. Only certain paths (legal paths) are tolerated in accordance with convolution coding of the input bit combination. If an error is present, an illegal path attempts to form from the legal path which starts a process of error detection and correction wherein a spare cell may be substituted for a failed cell. Since the substitution serves to maintain the redundancy status of the network, subsequent failures will be detected and corrected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1992
    Assignee: Siemens Corporate Research Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Petsche