Patents by Inventor Wade P. Thompson

Wade P. Thompson 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: 9286050
    Abstract: An application is installed on a user device based on context information of another user device. A retail service platform determines that context information of a user device satisfies pre-defined context information, initiates installation of an application on the user device based on the pre-defined context information, and then initiates installation of the application on another user device based on a request from the (first) user device. The retail service platform determines to uninstall the application from the other user device based on a change in the context information of the (first) user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Devin C. Moore, Wade P. Thompson
  • Patent number: 9002411
    Abstract: An approach for providing electronic media on clothing is described. A media to be presented on a wearable device that includes one or more displays is determined. A determination is made as to whether the wearable device is registered with a media delivery service offered by a service provider. The transfer of the media is initiated over a wireless network to a mobile device if the wearable device is registered with the media delivery service, wherein the media is presented on the one or more displays of the wearable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Devin C. Moore, Wade P. Thompson
  • Patent number: 8964533
    Abstract: An approach for call failover to a packetized voice session is described. Impending signal failure is detected on a cellular link supporting a cellular call with a user device. A failover procedure is initiated in response to the detection, wherein the failover procedure includes detecting presence of a wireless data connection, and terminating the cellular call and concurrently activating a voice call application to establish a packetized voice session over the wireless data connection with the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Devin C. Moore, Wade P. Thompson
  • Patent number: 8948745
    Abstract: A system associated with a first tower in a wireless network receives, at the first tower, tower lists generated by other towers that are nearby the first tower. The system further authenticates each of the received tower lists, and identifies ones of the nearby towers as rogue towers based on failures to authenticate respective ones of the received additional tower lists. The system also broadcasts a tower black list that lists the identified rogue towers to the nearby towers and to nearby mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Devin C. Moore, Wade P. Thompson
  • Patent number: 8886153
    Abstract: An approach for configuring a mobile device to enable accident detection and notification functionality for use within a vehicle is described. An emergency notification platform receives position information and acceleration information associated with a mobile device. The emergency notification platform applies a rule to the position information and the acceleration information to determine an alert condition. A notification message is then generated for presentation on the mobile device based on the application of the rule, wherein the notification message specifies information relating to the alert condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Umashankar Velusamy, Devin C. Moore, Wade P. Thompson, Bhaskar R. Gudlavenkatasiva, George L. Hughes
  • Patent number: 8726082
    Abstract: An approach for providing incomplete action monitoring and service for data transactions is described. Incompleteness of a transaction event associated with an application is monitored. The incompleteness of the transaction event is detected in response to a failure in a communication session that transports data of the application. State information relating to transmission of the data for the application is stored. The restoration of the communication session is determined. Completion of the transaction event is initiated based on the stored state information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Devin C. Moore, Wade P. Thompson
  • Patent number: 8498807
    Abstract: An approach is provided for retrieving mapping information of a premise for use by a mobile device upon the mobile device reaching the premise. A prompt is generated for presentation by the mobile device for a destination point within the premise. A determination is made of the position information of the mobile device. Navigation information for guidance to the destination point is generated using the mapping information and the determined position information. Presentation of the navigation information is initiated via the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Devin C. Moore, Wade P. Thompson
  • Publication number: 20130155842
    Abstract: An approach for call failover to a packetized voice session is described. Impending signal failure is detected on a cellular link supporting a cellular call with a user device. A failover procedure is initiated in response to the detection, wherein the failover procedure includes detecting presence of a wireless data connection, and terminating the cellular call and concurrently activating a voice call application to establish a packetized voice session over the wireless data connection with the user device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: Verizon Corporate Services Group Inc.
    Inventors: Devin C. Moore, Wade P. Thompson
  • Publication number: 20130127892
    Abstract: An approach for determining a representation of a physical object, the representation indicating at least one of a color, a texture, and a pattern associated with the object, comparing the representation to one or more reference representations on a basis of at least one of the color, the texture, and the pattern, selecting one of the plurality of reference representations based on the comparison; and determining one or more physical items associated with the one reference representation, is presented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: Verizon Corporate Services Group Inc.
    Inventors: Devin C. Moore, Wade P. Thompson
  • Publication number: 20130130758
    Abstract: An approach for providing virtual throwing of objects is described. Execution of virtually throwing an object as represented by a first application on a first mobile device is detected. Throwing data for the object using sensor information and location information of the first mobile device is determined. A second mobile device is selected as a candidate to virtually catch the object as represented by a second application on the second mobile device based on the throwing data and location information of the second mobile device. A successful catch of the object by the second mobile device is determined based on the throwing data and the location information of the second mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: Verizon Corporate Services Group Inc.
    Inventors: Devin C. Moore, Wade P. Thompson
  • Publication number: 20130061218
    Abstract: An approach for determining that context information of a user device satisfies pre-defined context information, initiating installation of an application on the user device based on the pre-defined context information, and determining to uninstall the application from the user device based on a change in the context information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Devin C. Moore, Wade P. Thompson
  • Publication number: 20130061091
    Abstract: An approach for providing incomplete action monitoring and service for data transactions is described. Incompleteness of a transaction event associated with an application is monitored. The incompleteness of the transaction event is detected in response to a failure in a communication session that transports data of the application. State information relating to transmission of the data for the application is stored. The restoration of the communication session is determined. Completion of the transaction event is initiated based on the stored state information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Devin C. Moore, Wade P. Thompson
  • Publication number: 20130059526
    Abstract: An approach for providing electronic media on clothing is described. A media to be presented on a wearable device that includes one or more displays is determined. A determination is made as to whether the wearable device is registered with a media delivery service offered by a service provider. The transfer of the media is initiated over a wireless network to a mobile device if the wearable device is registered with the media delivery service, wherein the media is presented on the one or more displays of the wearable device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Devin C. Moore, Wade P. Thompson
  • Publication number: 20130041725
    Abstract: An approach is provided for providing dynamic vendor rewards programs. Information corresponding to rewards programs of a plurality of vendors and information corresponding to a user are stored in a database, wherein the database is maintained by a service provider. A rewards offer is retrieved from the database based on a transaction between one of the plurality of vendors and the user. Presentation of the rewards offer to the user via a user device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Devin C. Moore, Wade P. Thompson
  • Publication number: 20120164968
    Abstract: An approach for configuring a mobile device to enable accident detection and notification functionality for use within a vehicle is described. An emergency notification platform receives position information and acceleration information associated with a mobile device. The emergency notification platform applies a rule to the position information and the acceleration information to determine an alert condition. A notification message is then generated for presentation on the mobile device based on the application of the rule, wherein the notification message specifies information relating to the alert condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Umashankar Velusamy, Devin C. Moore, Wade P. Thompson, Bhaskar R. Gudlavenkatasiva, George L. Hughes
  • Publication number: 20120108227
    Abstract: A system associated with a first tower in a wireless network receives, at the first tower, tower lists generated by other towers that are nearby the first tower. The system further authenticates each of the received tower lists, and identifies ones of the nearby towers as rogue towers based on failures to authenticate respective ones of the received additional tower lists. The system also broadcasts a tower black list that lists the identified rogue towers to the nearby towers and to nearby mobile devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Devin C. Moore, Wade P. Thompson
  • Publication number: 20120095678
    Abstract: An approach is provided for retrieving mapping information of a premise for use by a mobile device upon the mobile device reaching the premise. A prompt is generated for presentation by the mobile device for a destination point within the premise. A determination is made of the position information of the mobile device. Navigation information for guidance to the destination point is generated using the mapping information and the determined position information. Presentation of the navigation information is initiated via the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Devin C. Moore, Wade P. Thompson