Patents by Inventor Willis D. Stinson, III

Willis D. Stinson, III 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: 9590988
    Abstract: A computer is configured to receive a request to access an application, the request having a header. The header includes a source address and an encrypted address generated based on the source address. The computer is further configured to generate a decrypted address from the encrypted address. The computer is further configured to determine whether the source address and the decrypted address match, transmit the source address to a data store, and determine whether a customer profile corresponding to the source address is found within the data store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Willis D. Stinson, III, Bhaskar Purimetla, Anil Chintalapudi
  • Publication number: 20160014124
    Abstract: A computer is configured to receive a request to access an application, the request having a header. The header includes a source address and an encrypted address generated based on the source address. The computer is further configured to generate a decrypted address from the encrypted address. The computer is further configured to determine whether the source address and the decrypted address match, transmit the source address to a data store, and determine whether a customer profile corresponding to the source address is found within the data store.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventors: Willis D. Stinson, III, Bhaskar Purimetla, Anil Chintalapudi
  • Patent number: 9167289
    Abstract: Exemplary perspective display systems and methods are disclosed herein. An exemplary method includes a perspective display system acquiring visual data representative of a camera view of a user space associated with a display screen, determining, based on the visual data, a position of a user within the user space, identifying, based on the position of the user, a viewable region of an image, and displaying, on the display screen, the viewable region of the image, the displayed viewable region of the image representing a perspective view of the image based on the position of the user. In certain examples, the method further includes the perspective display system detecting a movement of the user to another position within the user space and updating the display on the display screen in real time in accordance with the movement to display another viewable region of the image on the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Willis D. Stinson, III, Rob C. Chang
  • Patent number: 9043607
    Abstract: An exemplary system includes a spatial input subsystem configured to detect gestures made by a plurality of users within a physical user space associated with a display screen. The system further includes a shared display subsystem communicatively coupled to the spatial input subsystem and configured to authenticate the plurality of users by identifying a plurality of user identities corresponding to the plurality of users based on characteristics of the plurality of hands, and execute a multi-user shared display session that provides the plurality of authenticated users with concurrent control of a display on the display screen. Corresponding systems and methods are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: Willis D. Stinson, III
  • Patent number: 8957856
    Abstract: An exemplary system includes a handheld user input device configured to emit a pointing signal and a selection signal from within a physical user space and directed at a display screen. The exemplary system further includes a spatial input subsystem configured to detect the pointing signal, determine a physical position within the physical user space based on the detected pointing signal, map the determined physical position within the physical user space to a cursor position on the display screen, output data representative of the cursor position for use by a display subsystem associated with the display screen, detect the selection signal, and output, in response to the selection signal, data representative of a selection command for use by the display subsystem. Corresponding systems, methods, and apparatuses are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: Willis D. Stinson, III
  • Patent number: 8812863
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a biometric device includes a first portion having a processor and a second portion releasably coupled to the first portion. The processor is configured to determine whether the second portion is coupled to the first portion. The processor is configured to operate in an enrollment mode while the first portion is coupled to the second portion and operate in an authentication mode while the first portion is decoupled from the second portion. In one embodiment, a method of biometric authentication includes, first, coupling two portions of a biometric device to put it into an enrollment mode, collecting a biometric sample, and generating and storing a corresponding enrollment code; and second, decoupling the two portions of the biometric device, collecting a biometric sample, generating a corresponding access code, and granting or denying access to an asset based on comparison of the enrollment code and the access code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventor: Willis D. Stinson, III
  • Publication number: 20130339748
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a biometric device includes a first portion having a processor and a second portion releasably coupled to the first portion. The processor is configured to determine whether the second portion is coupled to the first portion. The processor is configured to operate in an enrollment mode while the first portion is coupled to the second portion and operate in an authentication mode while the first portion is decoupled from the second portion. In one embodiment, a method of biometric authentication includes, first, coupling two portions of a biometric device to put it into an enrollment mode, collecting a biometric sample, and generating and storing a corresponding enrollment code; and second, decoupling the two portions of the biometric device, collecting a biometric sample, generating a corresponding access code, and granting or denying access to an asset based on comparison of the enrollment code and the access code.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventor: Willis D. Stinson, III
  • Publication number: 20130339869
    Abstract: An exemplary system includes a spatial input subsystem configured to detect gestures made by a plurality of users within a physical user space associated with a display screen. The system further includes a shared display subsystem communicatively coupled to the spatial input subsystem and configured to authenticate the plurality of users by identifying a plurality of user identities corresponding to the plurality of users based on characteristics of the plurality of hands, and execute a multi-user shared display session that provides the plurality of authenticated users with concurrent control of a display on the display screen. Corresponding systems and methods are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: Willis D. Stinson, III
  • Patent number: 8593402
    Abstract: Exemplary spatial-input-based cursor projection systems and methods are disclosed herein. An exemplary method includes a cursor projection system detecting spatial input provided by a user within a physical user space associated with a display screen, determining that the spatial input is associated with a request for cursor projection, and mapping the spatial input to at least one cursor position on the display screen based on at least one of a plane projection heuristic and a vector projection heuristic. Corresponding systems and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: Willis D. Stinson, III
  • Patent number: 8522308
    Abstract: Exemplary systems and methods for providing a spatial-input-based multi-user shared display session are disclosed herein. An exemplary system includes a spatial input subsystem configured to detect gestures made by a plurality of users within a physical user space associated with a display screen. The system further includes a shared display subsystem communicatively coupled to the spatial input subsystem and configured to authenticate the plurality of users, execute a multi-user shared display session that provides the plurality of authenticated users with concurrent control of a display on the display screen through the detected gestures, and control, based on a shared session heuristic, how at least one resource associated with the display is shared between the plurality of authenticated users during the multi-user shared display session. Corresponding systems and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: Willis D. Stinson, III
  • Patent number: 8463253
    Abstract: A method may include receiving a call at a portable communication device, entering a first mode when the call is directed to a first device identifier associated with the portable communication device; and entering a second mode when the call is directed to a second device identifier associated with the portable communication device, wherein the first mode provides access to a first set of applications and a first set of user data and the second mode provides a second set of applications and a second set of user data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Renu Chipalkatti, Jeffey M. Getchius, Willis D. Stinson, III
  • Publication number: 20120098744
    Abstract: An exemplary system includes a handheld user input device configured to emit a pointing signal and a selection signal from within a physical user space and directed at a display screen. The exemplary system further includes a spatial input subsystem configured to detect the pointing signal, determine a physical position within the physical user space based on the detected pointing signal, map the determined physical position within the physical user space to a cursor position on the display screen, output data representative of the cursor position for use by a display subsystem associated with the display screen, detect the selection signal, and output, in response to the selection signal, data representative of a selection command for use by the display subsystem. Corresponding systems, methods, and apparatuses are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: Verizon Patent and Licensing, Inc.
    Inventor: Willis D. Stinson, III
  • Publication number: 20120060177
    Abstract: Exemplary perspective display systems and methods are disclosed herein. An exemplary method includes a perspective display system acquiring visual data representative of a camera view of a user space associated with a display screen, determining, based on the visual data, a position of a user within the user space, identifying, based on the position of the user, a viewable region of an image, and displaying, on the display screen, the viewable region of the image, the displayed viewable region of the image representing a perspective view of the image based on the position of the user. In certain examples, the method further includes the perspective display system detecting a movement of the user to another position within the user space and updating the display on the display screen in real time in accordance with the movement to display another viewable region of the image on the display screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Applicant: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING, INC.
    Inventors: Willis D. Stinson, III, Rob C. Chang
  • Publication number: 20110197263
    Abstract: Exemplary systems and methods for providing a spatial-input-based multi-user shared display session are disclosed herein. An exemplary system includes a spatial input subsystem configured to detect gestures made by a plurality of users within a physical user space associated with a display screen. The system further includes a shared display subsystem communicatively coupled to the spatial input subsystem and configured to authenticate the plurality of users, execute a multi-user shared display session that provides the plurality of authenticated users with concurrent control of a display on the display screen through the detected gestures, and control, based on a shared session heuristic, how at least one resource associated with the display is shared between the plurality of authenticated users during the multi-user shared display session. Corresponding systems and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2010
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Applicant: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING, INC.
    Inventor: Willis D. Stinson, III
  • Publication number: 20080318616
    Abstract: A method may include receiving a call at a portable communication device, entering a first mode when the call is directed to a first device identifier associated with the portable communication device; and entering a second mode when the call is directed to a second device identifier associated with the portable communication device, wherein the first mode provides access to a first set of applications and a first set of user data and the second mode provides a second set of applications and a second set of user data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2007
    Publication date: December 25, 2008
    Applicant: Verizon Business Network Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Renu Chipalkatti, Jeffrey M. Getchius, Willis D. Stinson, III