Patents by Inventor William J. Keaton

William J. Keaton 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: 20220132345
    Abstract: A wireless testing system is provided that testing transmission speeds associated with a WLAN or other wireless network. In one instance, a network transmission between a device in a telecommunications network and a modem be measured and initiated via an application executed on a mobile device. One or more Wi-Fi speed tests may also be performed to determine a transmission speed between a wireless device associated with the premises and the modem of the WLAN. To conduct the Wi-Fi speed test, a mobile device (such as the mobile device executing the application) may transmit, in some instances in response to an input to the mobile device, an instruction to the test controller to conduct the Wi-Fi speed test. The measured transmission speeds may be controlled by a controller that may store the speed test results in a network repository available to the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2021
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Applicant: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: William J. Keaton, Brian E. Bond, David J. Moore
  • Publication number: 20220100487
    Abstract: Through the systems and methods described herein for provisioning a software automation and tracking performance of the software automation throughout its lifecycle. A realized benefit of deployment of the software automation can be determined and automatically reported according to a schedule. The reports may be provided to certain specified recipients such as project managers, executive officers, sales and/or vendor relations managers, and the like for analysis and processing by the various parties associated with the operation of the software automation. This all-in-one system provides a platform from which one or more software automation projects may be automatically managed through completion and deployment, improving efficiency of the project and management of all deployed software automations for a more cost-effective suite of such programs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2021
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Applicant: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Brian E. Bond, David J. Moore, William J. Keaton, Dusti M. Bastian, Troy A. Ferrence
  • Patent number: 11223966
    Abstract: A wireless testing system is provided that testing transmission speeds associated with a WLAN or other wireless network. In one instance, a network transmission between a device in a telecommunications network and a modem be measured and initiated via an application executed on a mobile device. One or more Wi-Fi speed tests may also be performed to determine a transmission speed between a wireless device associated with the premises and the modem of the WLAN. To conduct the Wi-Fi speed test, a mobile device (such as the mobile device executing the application) may transmit, in some instances in response to an input to the mobile device, an instruction to the test controller to conduct the Wi-Fi speed test. The measured transmission speeds may be controlled by a controller that may store the speed test results in a network repository available to the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: William J. Keaton, Brian E. Bond, David J. Moore
  • Patent number: 11210075
    Abstract: Through the systems and methods described herein for provisioning a software automation and tracking performance of the software automation throughout its lifecycle. A realized benefit of deployment of the software automation can be determined and automatically reported according to a schedule. The reports may be provided to certain specified recipients such as project managers, executive officers, sales and/or vendor relations managers, and the like for analysis and processing by the various parties associated with the operation of the software automation. This all-in-one system provides a platform from which one or more software automation projects may be automatically managed through completion and deployment, improving efficiency of the project and management of all deployed software automations for a more cost-effective suite of such programs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Brian E. Bond, David J. Moore, William J. Keaton, Dusti M. Bastian, Troy A. Ferrence
  • Publication number: 20210011698
    Abstract: Through the systems and methods described herein for provisioning a software automation and tracking performance of the software automation throughout its lifecycle. A realized benefit of deployment of the software automation can be determined and automatically reported according to a schedule. The reports may be provided to certain specified recipients such as project managers, executive officers, sales and/or vendor relations managers, and the like for analysis and processing by the various parties associated with the operation of the software automation. This all-in-one system provides a platform from which one or more software automation projects may be automatically managed through completion and deployment, improving efficiency of the project and management of all deployed software automations for a more cost-effective suite of such programs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Brian E. BOND, David J. MOORE, William J. KEATON, Dusti M. BASTIAN, Troy A. FERRENCE
  • Publication number: 20210006984
    Abstract: A wireless testing system is provided that tests Wi-Fi signal strength of devices of a local network to determine distribution of network devices within the local network. In particular, one or more Wi-Fi-based devices may be located within or near a premises in which a wireless network is present. The devices are configured to automatically connect to a particular test broadcast signal from a modem and provide signal strength data. An application may log into or otherwise access the information obtained by the modem concerning the Wi-Fi signal strength of the wireless devices. The application may analyze the Wi-Fi signal strength information and may execute a recommendation engine to provide one or more recommendations/directions for installing components of the wireless network, such as wireless devices, modems, etc. to improve the coverage of the wireless network and provide a more robust wireless experience for devices within the wireless network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: William J. Keaton, Brian E. Bond, David J. Moore, Kevin W. Lu
  • Publication number: 20210006992
    Abstract: A wireless testing system is provided that testing transmission speeds associated with a WLAN or other wireless network. In one instance, a network transmission between a device in a telecommunications network and a modem be measured and initiated via an application executed on a mobile device. One or more Wi-Fi speed tests may also be performed to determine a transmission speed between a wireless device associated with the premises and the modem of the WLAN. To conduct the Wi-Fi speed test, a mobile device (such as the mobile device executing the application) may transmit, in some instances in response to an input to the mobile device, an instruction to the test controller to conduct the Wi-Fi speed test. The measured transmission speeds may be controlled by a controller that may store the speed test results in a network repository available to the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: William J. Keaton, Brian E. Bond, David J. Moore