Patents by Inventor Thomas Hunter

Thomas Hunter 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: 20210295861
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the invention are detection systems and methods for detecting call provenance based on call audio. An exemplary embodiment of the detection system can comprise a characterization unit, a labeling unit, and an identification unit. The characterization unit can extract various characteristics of networks through which a call traversed, based on call audio. The labeling unit can be trained on prior call data and can identify one or more codecs used to encode the call, based on the call audio. The identification unit can utilize the characteristics of traversed networks and the identified codecs, and based on this information, the identification unit can provide a provenance fingerprint for the call. Based on the call provenance fingerprint, the detection system can identify, verify, or provide forensic information about a call audio source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Vijay BALASUBRAMANIYAN, Mustaque AHAMAD, Patrick Gerard TRAYNOR, Michael Thomas HUNTER, Aamir POONAWALLA
  • Patent number: 11050876
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the invention are detection systems and methods for detecting call provenance based on call audio. An exemplary embodiment of the detection system can comprise a characterization unit, a labeling unit, and an identification unit. The characterization unit can extract various characteristics of networks through which a call traversed, based on call audio. The labeling unit can be trained on prior call data and can identify one or more codecs used to encode the call, based on the call audio. The identification unit can utilize the characteristics of traversed networks and the identified codecs, and based on this information, the identification unit can provide a provenance fingerprint for the call. Based on the call provenance fingerprint, the detection system can identify, verify, or provide forensic information about a call audio source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
    Inventors: Vijay Balasubramaniyan, Mustaque Ahamad, Patrick Gerard Traynor, Michael Thomas Hunter, Aamir Poonawalla
  • Publication number: 20200137222
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the invention are detection systems and methods for detecting call provenance based on call audio. An exemplary embodiment of the detection system can comprise a characterization unit, a labeling unit, and an identification unit. The characterization unit can extract various characteristics of networks through which a call traversed, based on call audio. The labeling unit can be trained on prior call data and can identify one or more codecs used to encode the call, based on the call audio. The identification unit can utilize the characteristics of traversed networks and the identified codecs, and based on this information, the identification unit can provide a provenance fingerprint for the call. Based on the call provenance fingerprint, the detection system can identify, verify, or provide forensic information about a call audio source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Vijay BALASUBRAMANIYAN, Mustaque AHAMAD, Patrick Gerard TRAYNOR, Michael Thomas HUNTER, Aamir POONAWALLA
  • Patent number: 10523809
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the invention are detection systems and methods for detecting call provenance based on call audio. An exemplary embodiment of the detection system can comprise a characterization unit, a labeling unit, and an identification unit. The characterization unit can extract various characteristics of networks through which a call traversed, based on call audio. The labeling unit can be trained on prior call data and can identify one or more codecs used to encode the call, based on the call audio. The identification unit can utilize the characteristics of traversed networks and the identified codecs, and based on this information, the identification unit can provide a provenance fingerprint for the call. Based on the call provenance fingerprint, the detection system can identify, verify, or provide forensic information about a call audio source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
    Inventors: Vijay Balasubramaniyan, Mustaque Ahamad, Patrick Gerard Traynor, Michael Thomas Hunter, Aamir Poonawalla
  • Publication number: 20170126884
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the invention are detection systems and methods for detecting call provenance based on call audio. An exemplary embodiment of the detection system can comprise a characterization unit, a labeling unit, and an identification unit. The characterization unit can extract various characteristics of networks through which a call traversed, based on call audio. The labeling unit can be trained on prior call data and can identify one or more codecs used to encode the call, based on the call audio. The identification unit can utilize the characteristics of traversed networks and the identified codecs, and based on this information, the identification unit can provide a provenance fingerprint for the call. Based on the call provenance fingerprint, the detection system can identify, verify, or provide forensic information about a call audio source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Applicant: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
    Inventors: Vijay BALASUBRAMANIYAN, Mustaque AHAMAD, Patrick Gerard TRAYNOR, Michael Thomas HUNTER, Aamir POONAWALLA
  • Patent number: 9516497
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the invention are detection systems and methods for detecting call provenance based on call audio. An exemplary embodiment of the detection system can comprise a characterization unit, a labeling unit, and an identification unit. The characterization unit can extract various characteristics of networks through which a call traversed, based on call audio. The labeling unit can be trained on prior call data and can identify one or more codecs used to encode the call, based on the call audio. The identification unit can utilize the characteristics of traversed networks and the identified codecs, and based on this information, the identification unit can provide a provenance fingerprint for the call. Based on the call provenance fingerprint, the detection system can identify, verify, or provide forensic information about a call audio source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Vijay Balasubramaniyan, Mustaque Ahamad, Patrick Gerard Traynor, Michael Thomas Hunter, Aamir Poonawalla
  • Publication number: 20150257001
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the invention are detection systems and methods for detecting call provenance based on call audio. An exemplary embodiment of the detection system can comprise a characterization unit, a labeling unit, and an identification unit. The characterization unit can extract various characteristics of networks through which a call traversed, based on call audio. The labeling unit can be trained on prior call data and can identify one or more codecs used to encode the call, based on the call audio. The identification unit can utilize the characteristics of traversed networks and the identified codecs, and based on this information, the identification unit can provide a provenance fingerprint for the call. Based on the call provenance fingerprint, the detection system can identify, verify, or provide forensic information about a call audio source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Inventors: Vijay Balasubramaniyan, Mustaque Ahamad, Patrick Gerard Traynor, Michael Thomas Hunter, Aamir Poonawalla
  • Patent number: 9037113
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the invention are detection systems and methods for detecting call provenance based on call audio. An exemplary embodiment of the detection system can comprise a characterization unit, a labeling unit, and an identification unit. The characterization unit can extract various characteristics of networks through which a call traversed, based on call audio. The labeling unit can be trained on prior call data and can identify one or more codecs used to encode the call, based on the call audio. The identification unit can utilize the characteristics of traversed networks and the identified codecs, and based on this information, the identification unit can provide a provenance fingerprint for the call. Based on the call provenance fingerprint, the detection system can identify, verify, or provide forensic information about a call audio source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
    Inventors: Vijay Balasubramaniyan, Mustaque Ahamad, Patrick Gerard Traynor, Michael Thomas Hunter, Aamir Poonawalla
  • Patent number: 8998355
    Abstract: A drawer guide system having a case runner plastic assembly and a drawer guide plastic assembly for receiving the case runner plastic assembly. The case runner plastic assembly includes a case runner plastic adapted to be secured to a drawer frame, and a case runner attached to the case runner plastic and having a pair of cam mechanisms. The drawer guide plastic assembly includes a drawer guide adapted to be secured to a drawer, and a drawer guide plastic secured to the drawer guide. The drawer guide plastic includes a pair of tabs, and the drawer guide includes a pair of side walls, each of which has a window for receiving the pair of tabs. Upon contact with the tabs of the drawer guide plastic, the cam mechanisms automatically rotate into the corresponding windows, temporarily securing the case runner plastic to the drawer guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Handy Button Machine Co.
    Inventors: Thomas Hunter, Robert A. Moris, Raymond Davidson
  • Publication number: 20140265791
    Abstract: A drawer guide system having a case runner plastic assembly and a drawer guide plastic assembly for receiving the case runner plastic assembly. The case runner plastic assembly includes a case runner plastic adapted to be secured to a drawer frame, and a case runner attached to the case runner plastic and having a pair of cam mechanisms. The drawer guide plastic assembly includes a drawer guide adapted to be secured to a drawer, and a drawer guide plastic secured to the drawer guide. The drawer guide plastic includes a pair of tabs, and the drawer guide includes a pair of side walls, each of which has a window for receiving the pair of tabs. Upon contact with the tabs of the drawer guide plastic, the cam mechanisms automatically rotate into the corresponding windows, temporarily securing the case runner plastic to the drawer guide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: HANDY BUTTON MACHINE CO.
    Inventors: Thomas Hunter, Robert A. Moris, Raymond Davidson
  • Patent number: 8694824
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an intelligent communications device for operating in a network is disclosed. The device includes a storage device having a plurality of partitions storing images for performing boot operations. The device also includes a detection module that is operative to detect a boot failure, and a first restoration module that is operative to restore an active image with a first backup image, in response to a detected boot failure from an active image. The device further includes a second restoration module that is operative to restore a second backup image in response to a detected boot failure after restoration from a first backup image. The device also includes a programmable processor that is programmed to cause execution of boot operations and functions performed by the detection module, first restoration module, and second restoration module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Itron, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Glenn Howard, Thomas Hunter Cobbs
  • Publication number: 20130109358
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the invention are detection systems and methods for detecting call provenance based on call audio. An exemplary embodiment of the detection system can comprise a characterization unit, a labeling unit, and an identification unit. The characterization unit can extract various characteristics of networks through which a call traversed, based on call audio. The labeling unit can be trained on prior call data and can identify one or more codecs used to encode the call, based on the call audio. The identification unit can utilize the characteristics of traversed networks and the identified codecs, and based on this information, the identification unit can provide a provenance fingerprint for the call. Based on the call provenance fingerprint, the detection system can identify, verify, or provide forensic information about a call audio source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Inventors: Vijay Balasubramaniyan, Mustaque Ahamad, Patrick Gerard Traynor, Michael Thomas Hunter, Aamir Poonawalla
  • Patent number: 8381021
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an intelligent communications device for operating in a network is disclosed. The device includes a storage device having a plurality of partitions storing images for performing boot operations. The device also includes a detection module that is operative to detect a boot failure, and a first restoration module that is operative to restore an active image with a first backup image, in response to a detected boot failure from an active image. The device further includes a second restoration module that is operative to restore a second backup image in response to a detected boot failure after restoration from a first backup image. The device also includes a programmable processor that is programmed to cause execution of boot operations and functions performed by the detection module, first restoration module, and second restoration module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Itron, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Glenn Howard, Thomas Hunter Cobbs
  • Publication number: 20120212021
    Abstract: An easy-to-assemble sofa along with a method of packaging its components so as to consume the smallest possible space during shipping. The sofa includes arms and rails that may be assembled to form a frame. A seat deck and rear deck are installed to the arms and rails. Cushions are placed atop the seat deck, and foam cushions are placed in front of the rear deck to form the sofa's seating surfaces. To conserve space during shipping, the compressible seat cushions and rear cushions are placed between the rigid seat deck and rear deck. The entire assembly is banded with woven bands to maintain it in a compact compressed condition during shipping, which may all be in a single cardboard container. This method of packing allows the parts of the sofa to be packed in as compact a container as possible, saving money on shipping and storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: HANDY BUTTON MACHINE CO.
    Inventors: Thomas Hunter, Thomas C. Erdman
  • Publication number: 20080089970
    Abstract: A cutter assembly for an extruder includes an elongated extrusion member having an opened feed end. The opened feed end is attachable in fluid communication with a first manifold of the extruder. A filling tube extends through the elongated extrusion member, which is attachable to a second manifold of the extruder. An extrusion die is formed in the elongated extrusion member. The extrusion die is shaped to the general shape of a natural food piece. A cutter member has an opened drivable end, an elongated cutter wall, and an opened cutter end with a cutting surface for cutting extrudate to a desired length as the extrudate exits the die. The cutting surface is shaped to the general shape of the extrusion die. The cutter member is disposed at least partially over and reciprocally slidable on the extrusion wall and operably connectable at the drivable end to a drive device of the extruder for reciprocatably sliding the cutting surface of the cutter member over and away from the extrusion die.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2007
    Publication date: April 17, 2008
    Inventor: Thomas Hunter
  • Patent number: D751771
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Inventors: Jeffrey Thomas Hunter, Kristina Dolores Coker
  • Patent number: D758975
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: HANDY BUTTON MACHINE CO.
    Inventors: Thomas Hunter, Pete Zerillo
  • Patent number: D806956
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Inventors: Jeffrey Thomas Hunter, Kristina Dolores Coker
  • Patent number: D849015
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Benji Renzo Kuroda, Ashley Meredith Yuki, Thomas Hunter Schmidt, Ian McIntyre Silber, Andrew Payman Monshizadeh, Zeyue Chen, Yi-wei Wu
  • Patent number: D916734
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Benji Renzo Kuroda, Ashley Meredith Yuki, Thomas Hunter Schmidt, Ian McIntyre Silber, Andrew Payman Monshizadeh, Zeyue Chen, Yi-wei Wu