Patents by Inventor Wayne Ballantyne

Wayne Ballantyne 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: 10375670
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system and method for managing in a wireless communication device the receipt of a paging signal from a wide area wireless network. The method includes detecting by the wireless communication device whether the user of the wireless communication device is available for receiving an alert regarding incoming information via the wireless communication device. When the device determines that the user is not available for receiving the alert, one or more intervals during which a paging signal is expected as being possible are ignored by the wireless communication device, such that any paging signal for the wireless communication device that is present during the one or more intervals that are being ignored by the wireless communication device are not received by the wireless communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Wayne Ballantyne, John C Johnson, Phillips W Lohr
  • Patent number: 10348117
    Abstract: An apparatus, such as a user device, can comprise a battery, a plurality of antennas, a transceiver, a charging pad interface, and a controller. The battery can be configured to power the user device. The plurality of antennas can be configured to send and receive signals to and from a wireless node. The transceiver can be configured to communicate, via the plurality of antennas, with the wireless node. The charging pad interface can be configured to detect that the apparatus is coupled to a charging pad and to receive charging power from the charging pad. The controller can be configured to change a configuration of at least one antenna from the plurality of antennas in response to the charging pad interface detecting that the apparatus is coupled to the charging pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: David A. Winkler, Wayne Ballantyne, Eric L. Krenz
  • Patent number: 9939870
    Abstract: A method and apparatus reduce power consumption and mitigate declining battery life. In some embodiments, an initial full charge capacity, C(O), of a rechargeable battery is determined. A full charge capacity, C(t), of the rechargeable battery is determined at time t. An average power consumption profile is determined. A reduced power consumption is implemented based on the average power consumption profile and a factor C(t)/C(O). In other embodiments, functions that are not used in an average power consumption profile are deactivated. Other functions that occur in certain use cases of the average power consumption profile are activated and deactivated as needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Abhijith Krishnappa, Wayne Ballantyne, Karthik Kumar, David A. Winkler
  • Publication number: 20170289955
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system and method for managing in a wireless communication device the receipt of a paging signal from a wide area wireless network. The method includes detecting by the wireless communication device whether the user of the wireless communication device is available for receiving an alert regarding incoming information via the wireless communication device. When the device determines that the user is not available for receiving the alert, one or more intervals during which a paging signal is expected as being possible are ignored by the wireless communication device, such that any paging signal for the wireless communication device that is present during the one or more intervals that are being ignored by the wireless communication device are not received by the wireless communication device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Wayne Ballantyne, John C. Johnson, Phillips W. Lohr
  • Publication number: 20170250958
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system and method for receiving and relaying a paging message via a paging proxy in a wide area wireless network. The system and method include detecting a proxy device for acting as a paging proxy near a present position of the mobile wireless communication device, where the proxy device includes a communication connection with a network paging controller, and is adapted to interact with the mobile wireless communication device separately from a wide area communication connection used by the mobile device to communicate with the wide area wireless network. The mobile wireless communication device is then associated with the proxy device for receiving and relaying an indication of paging messages on behalf of and to the mobile wireless communication device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Inventors: Wayne Ballantyne, Roger W. Ady, Murali Narasimha
  • Publication number: 20170118739
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system and method for establishing a paging proxy in a wide area wireless network. The system and method include detecting a proxy device for acting as a paging proxy near a present position of the mobile wireless communication device, where the proxy device includes a communication connection with a network paging controller, and is adapted to interact with the mobile wireless communication device separately from a wide area communication connection used by the mobile device to communicate with the wide area wireless network, where the proxy device is assigned to a particular tracking area. The mobile wireless communication device is then associated with the particular tracking area assigned to the proxy device for communicating paging messages to the mobile wireless communication device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventors: Wayne Ballantyne, Roger W. Ady, Murali Narasimha
  • Publication number: 20170098953
    Abstract: An apparatus, such as a user device, can comprise a battery, a plurality of antennas, a transceiver, a charging pad interface, and a controller. The battery can be configured to power the user device. The plurality of antennas can be configured to send and receive signals to and from a wireless node. The transceiver can be configured to communicate, via the plurality of antennas, with the wireless node. The charging pad interface can be configured to detect that the apparatus is coupled to a charging pad and to receive charging power from the charging pad. The controller can be configured to change a configuration of at least one antenna from the plurality of antennas in response to the charging pad interface detecting that the apparatus is coupled to the charging pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Inventors: David A. Winkler, Wayne Ballantyne, Eric L. Krenz
  • Publication number: 20160378165
    Abstract: A method and apparatus reduce power consumption and mitigate declining battery life. In some embodiments, an initial full charge capacity, C(O), of a rechargeable battery is determined. A full charge capacity, C(t), of the rechargeable battery is determined at time t. An average power consumption profile is determined. A reduced power consumption is implemented based on the average power consumption profile and a factor C(t)/C(O). In other embodiments, functions that are not used in an average power consumption profile are deactivated. Other functions that occur in certain use cases of the average power consumption profile are activated and deactivated as needed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: Abhijith Krishnappa, Wayne Ballantyne, Karthik Kumar, David A. Winkler
  • Patent number: 9480944
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an improved process for removing siloxanes from a biogas feed comprising (i) passing a gas feed through an adsorbent bed having an adsorbent having an inert surface to adsorb onto the adsorbent at least a portion of the siloxanes in the gas feed; and (ii) regenerating the adsorbent by removing siloxanes from the adsorbent. The adsorbent surface is rendered inert or nearly inert preferably via calcination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: GUILD ASSOCIATES INC.
    Inventors: Ryan Ballantyne, Wayne Ballantyne, Mike Knapke, David Neumann, Joe Rossin
  • Publication number: 20150209717
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an improved process for removing siloxanes from a biogas feed comprising (i) passing a gas feed through an adsorbent bed having an adsorbent having an inert surface to adsorb onto the adsorbent at least a portion of the siloxanes in the gas feed; and (ii) regenerating the adsorbent by removing siloxanes from the adsorbent. The adsorbent surface is rendered inert or nearly inert preferably via calcination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Applicant: Guild Associates Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Ballantyne, Wayne Ballantyne, Mike Knapke, David Neumann, Joe Rossin
  • Patent number: 9039807
    Abstract: A natural gas-containing stream such as biogas from landfills and sewage treatment plants is freed of siloxane contaminants by passing the biogas through a bed containing an adsorbent having a neutral surface, which adsorbs the siloxanes. When the bed of neutral adsorbent is filled to capacity, the adsorbent bed is heated to remove the siloxanes and regenerate the bed. The neutral adsorbent reduces disadvantageous reactions between the adsorbent and siloxane and other impurities in the natural gas-containing stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Guild Associates
    Inventors: Michael J. Mitariten, Roy Brown, Wayne Ballantyne, Joseph Rossin, Michael Knapke
  • Publication number: 20140366726
    Abstract: A natural gas-containing stream such as biogas from landfills and sewage treatment plants is freed of siloxane contaminants by passing the biogas through a bed containing an adsorbent having a neutral surface, which adsorbs the siloxanes. When the bed of neutral adsorbent is filled to capacity, the adsorbent bed is heated to remove the siloxanes and regenerate the bed. The neutral adsorbent reduces disadvantageous reactions between the adsorbent and siloxane and other impurities in the natural gas-containing stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: Guild Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Mitariten, Roy Brown, Wayne Ballantyne, Joseph Rossin, Michael Knapke
  • Patent number: 8300560
    Abstract: A method and a wireless device (120, 122) utilize auxiliary information associated with an emergency alert system alert message to direct a user of the wireless device (120, 122) to safety. A wireless communication system (102) wirelessly transmits an emergency alert system (EAS) alert message to a wireless device (120, 122). The wireless communication system (102) also wirelessly transmits an augmented EAS alert message to the wireless device (120, 122). The augmented EAS alert message includes auxiliary information that provides information to the wireless device (120, 122) to direct a user of the wireless device (120, 122) to move at least one of toward a safe zone (150) and away from a danger zone (158). The auxiliary information in the augmented EAS alert message is optionally adjusted based on any combination of: the location of the wireless device, the safe zone, and the danger zone, and the logistics of a vicinity affected by the danger zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Steven J. Nowlan, Wayne Ballantyne, Mark A. Gannon, Louis J. Lundell, Louis J. Vannatta
  • Publication number: 20120034897
    Abstract: Embodiments include communication devices and texting methods performed by communication devices. When the communication device detects that a text session has been initiated with a potential real time text (RTT) destination specified as a destination for text messages transmitted by the communication device, the communication device automatically transitions into an RTT transmission mode. While in the RTT transmission mode, text messages may be communicated to the destination using an RTT protocol. A response system may be configured to communicate with the communication device, while the communication device is in the RTT transmission mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: Stuart Kreitzer, William Alberth, Wayne Ballantyne
  • Publication number: 20120034938
    Abstract: Embodiments include communication devices and texting methods performed by communication devices. When the communication device detects that a text session has been initiated with a potential real time text (RTT) destination specified as a destination for text messages transmitted by the communication device, the communication device automatically transitions into an RTT transmission mode. While in the RTT transmission mode, text messages may be communicated to the destination using an RTT protocol. A response system may be configured to communicate with the communication device, while the communication device is in the RTT transmission mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: Stuart Kreitzer, William Alberth, Wayne Ballantyne
  • Publication number: 20090170467
    Abstract: A method and a wireless device (120, 122) utilize auxiliary information associated with an emergency alert system alert message to direct a user of the wireless device (120, 122) to safety. A wireless communication system (102) wirelessly transmits an emergency alert system (EAS) alert message to a wireless device (120, 122). The wireless communication system (102) also wirelessly transmits an augmented EAS alert message to the wireless device (120, 122). The augmented EAS alert message includes auxiliary information that provides information to the wireless device (120, 122) to direct a user of the wireless device (120, 122) to move at least one of toward a safe zone (150) and away from a danger zone (158). The auxiliary information in the augmented EAS alert message is optionally adjusted based on any combination of: the location of the wireless device, the safe zone, and the danger zone, and the logistics of a vicinity affected by the danger zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2007
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Applicant: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: STEVE J. NOWLAN, Wayne Ballantyne, Mark A. Gannon, Louis J. Lundell, Lou J. Vannatta
  • Publication number: 20070149254
    Abstract: A mobile communication device 100 has a digital subsystem (110) and a radio frequency subsystem (108), and is powered by a battery (102) which is charged via a charge control circuit (106) using an external power supply (104) connected to the mobile communication device in a single path configuration. The mobile communication device permits limited operation of the mobile communication device by a user while the battery voltage is sufficient to power the digital subsystem but not yet sufficient to power the radio frequency subsystem. The delay in operation is minimized, however, because once charging commences, the battery voltage rises sufficiently fast that, typically, by the time the digital subsystem is initialized, enabled, and powered up, the battery voltage will be sufficient to enable the radio frequency subsystem.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2005
    Publication date: June 28, 2007
    Inventors: Alfredo Carrero, Wayne Ballantyne, Joseph Patino, Scott Tassi
  • Publication number: 20070046517
    Abstract: A sigma delta digital-to-analog (D/A) converter system (10) includes a summing device (35) at an input of a D/A converter (30), and a low frequency low amplitude wave signal (31) injected at an input of the summing device that remains unfiltered and is used to suppress spurious tone artifacts. The D/A converter system can further include an amplitude control and a frequency control for selectively adjusting the frequency and the amplitude of the low frequency low amplitude wave signal being injected. Note, the low frequency low amplitude repeating wave signal generator can take the form of a digital signal processor (DSP) (37) having the appropriate software to generate such signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2005
    Publication date: March 1, 2007
    Applicant: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Ali Behboodian, Wayne Ballantyne, Radu Frangopol, Audley Patterson
  • Publication number: 20060148465
    Abstract: The invention concerns a method (400) and system (100) for providing an adaptive disablement zone (126). The method can include the steps of establishing (412) at least one disablement zone, selectively disabling (420) any number of wireless communications devices (114) in the disablement zone, designating (424) at least one exempt zone (128) and when at least a portion of the exempt zone is located within the disablement zone, selectively exempting (430) the selective disabling of the wireless communications devices that are within the exempt zone. The method can further include the step of maintaining (414) the disablement zone in a fixed position or moving (414) the disablement zone. The method can also include the step of maintaining (426) the exempt zone in a fixed position or moving (426) the exempt zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2004
    Publication date: July 6, 2006
    Inventors: Jorge Perdomo, Wayne Ballantyne, Daniel Baudino, Jose Korneluk
  • Publication number: 20060045215
    Abstract: A method and apparatus to correct a periodic signal, such as a frequency reference, based upon another frequency reference. A lower accuracy frequency signal generator (104) provides an uncorrected frequency reference signal (122) to a frequency corrector (106). Frequency corrector (106) counts cycles of a frequency reference signal (124), as generated by a higher accuracy reference generator (102) for a time period derived from the uncorrected frequency signal. Based upon the cycles counted, pulses are added or removed from the uncorrected frequency signal (122) to produce a corrected frequency signal (126). A ratio of pulses to be removed from the uncorrected frequency signal (122) is determined from the number of cycles counted and a counter arrangement is provided to automatically remove the required ratio of pulses from the uncorrected frequency signal (122).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2004
    Publication date: March 2, 2006
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: Wayne Ballantyne, Roger Hathaway, Silvio Luiz Nogueira, David Minasi, Carlos Miranda-Knapp, Darren Weninger