Patents Assigned to BI Incorporated
  • Patent number: 10198930
    Abstract: The present invention is related to monitoring movement, and in particular to systems and methods for securing a monitoring device to a monitor target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: BI Incorporated
    Inventors: Donald A. Melton, Larry T. Cooper, Rod E. Ward
  • Patent number: 10194267
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention provide systems and method for adaptive oversight of physical movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: BI Incorporated
    Inventors: Joseph P. Newell, James J. Buck, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10101431
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention provide systems and method for supporting enhanced target pursuit. As an example, a system is disclosed that includes a monitoring device including: a location determination circuit and a controller circuit. The location determination circuit is operable to identify a location of the monitoring device. The controller circuit is operable to: receive a request to modify a schedule of location updates from a standard mode schedule to a pursuit mode schedule, where the standard mode schedule calls for updating the location of the monitoring device at a lower rate than the pursuit mode schedule; and cause an increase in the rate of updating and reporting the location in accordance with the request to modify.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: BI Incorporated
    Inventors: James J. Buck, Jr., Michael Todd Cooke, Joseph P. Newell
  • Patent number: 10097952
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present inventions are related to monitoring physical location of a monitored target, but not limited to, use of beacon location information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: BI Incorporated
    Inventors: James J. Buck, Jr., Cady Lyn Brooks, Joseph P. Newell, Richard Wallace Miller, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10074261
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention provide systems and method for monitoring movement in relation to locations about which data is available from one or more sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: BI Incorporated
    Inventors: James J. Buck, Jr., Joseph P. Newell, Cady Lynn Brooks
  • Patent number: 10068462
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention provide systems and method for resetting one or more status indicators in a monitoring system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: BI Incorporated
    Inventor: James J. Buck, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9989649
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention provide systems and method for power efficient tracking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: BI Incorporated
    Inventors: James J. Buck, Jr., Cady Lyn Brooks, Joseph P. Newell
  • Patent number: 9668095
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention provide systems and method for adaptive monitoring of physical movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: BI Incorporated
    Inventors: Joseph P. Newell, James J. Jr. Buck
  • Patent number: 9629420
    Abstract: The present invention is related to monitoring movement, and in particular to systems and methods for securing a monitoring device to a monitor target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: BI Incorporated
    Inventors: Larry T. Cooper, Donald A. Melton
  • Patent number: 9626855
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present inventions are related to monitoring physical location of a monitored target, but not limited to, use of beacon location information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: BI Incorporated
    Inventor: Donald A. Melton
  • Patent number: 9569952
    Abstract: The present inventions are related to monitoring movement, and in particular to systems and methods for extending the service life of a monitoring device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: BI Incorporated
    Inventors: James J. Buck, Jr., Joseph P. Newell, Cady Lynn Brooks
  • Patent number: 9480431
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present inventions are related to monitoring physical characteristics of a monitored individual including, but not limited to, alcohol consumption by the monitored individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: BI Incorporated
    Inventor: Donald A. Melton
  • Patent number: 9423487
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention provide systems and method for supporting enhanced target pursuit. As an example, a system is disclosed that includes a monitoring device including: a location determination circuit and a controller circuit. The location determination circuit is operable to identify a location of the monitoring device. The controller circuit is operable to: receive a request to modify a schedule of location updates from a standard mode schedule to a pursuit mode schedule, where the standard mode schedule calls for updating the location of the monitoring device at a lower rate than the pursuit mode schedule; and cause an increase in the rate of updating and reporting the location in accordance with the request to modify.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: BI Incorporated
    Inventors: James J. Buck, Jr., Michael Todd Cooke, Joseph P. Newell
  • Patent number: 9355579
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for monitoring movement, and in particular to systems and methods for monitoring monitor targets, and more particularly, to systems and methods for using images in relation to tamper detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: BI Incorporated
    Inventors: James J. Buck, Jr., Joseph P. Newell, Cady Lynn Brooks
  • Patent number: 9355548
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention provide systems and method for collision avoidance. As an example, a system for collision avoidance is disclosed that includes: a first monitoring device, a second monitoring device, and a monitoring system. The monitoring system is operable to: receive information from the first monitoring device and the second monitoring device, identify a first zone around the first monitoring device and a second zone around the second monitoring device, and identify an intersection of the first zone and the second zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: BI Incorporated
    Inventors: James J. Buck, Jr., Joseph P. Newell
  • Patent number: 9241659
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for detecting chemicals. As an example, a system is disclosed that includes a chemical sensor, a processor, and a computer readable medium. The computer readable medium includes instructions executable by the processor to: receive a plurality of outputs from the chemical sensor; calculate a baseline value using the plurality of outputs from the chemical sensor; and report an event when the baseline value is exceeded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: BI Incorporated
    Inventors: Victor J. Rompa, Jr., Hollis Pence, Timothy D. Waters, Todd Bloemendaal, Arthur P. Newsome
  • Patent number: 9240118
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present inventions are related to monitoring physical location of a monitored target, but not limited to, use of beacon location information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: BI Incorporated
    Inventor: Donald A. Melton
  • Publication number: 20150061864
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention provide systems and method for collision avoidance. As an example, a system for collision avoidance is disclosed that includes: a first monitoring device, a second monitoring device, and a monitoring system. The monitoring system is operable to: receive information from the first monitoring device and the second monitoring device, identify a first zone around the first monitoring device and a second zone around the second monitoring device, and identify an intersection of the first zone and the second zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: BI Incorporated
    Inventors: James J. Buck, JR., Joseph P. Newell
  • Publication number: 20150048948
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention provide systems and method for monitoring movement in relation to locations about which data is available from one or more sources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: BI Incorporated
    Inventors: James J. Buck, JR., Joseph P. Newell, Cady Lynn Brooks
  • Publication number: 20140266707
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present inventions are related to monitoring physical location of a monitored target, but not limited to, use of beacon location information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: BI Incorporated
    Inventor: Donald A. Melton