Patents Assigned to Crucs Holdings, LLC
  • Patent number: 8265254
    Abstract: A system and methods for telephoning individuals associated with a domain. A current location of a given individual within a domain is automatically determined and the given individual is automatically associated with a telephone extension number based on the current location of the given individual. As the given individual moves around within the domain, the associated telephone extension number associated with the given individual is updated. A receptionist or other individual within the domain may select to telephone the given individual thereby automatically accessing and dialing the telephone extension number currently associated with the given individual in response to selecting to telephone the given individual. If the given individual is not currently located within the domain, an external telephone number associated with the given individual may be automatically accessed and dialed in response to selecting to telephone the given individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Crucs Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Kevin M. Crucs
  • Publication number: 20120226779
    Abstract: Devices, methods, servers, and non-transitory computer-readable medium for automatically generating an event entry within an electronic calendar application. An event-identifying code of an advertised event is entered into an electronic auto-event feature running on a processor-based device. The auto-event feature may automatically access an event server via an information network in response to the event-identifying code and automatically retrieve event information associated with the advertised event from the event server via the information network based on at least a portion of the event-identifying code. Alternatively, the event information may be embedded in the event-identifying code. The auto-event feature is in operative communication with an electronic calendar application running on a processor-based device to automatically create at least one event entry for the advertised event within the electronic calendar application using at least a portion of the event information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: CRUCS HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventor: Kevin M. Crucs
  • Patent number: 8258920
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and kits for automatically activating a garage door opener. A garage door opener system is supplemented with motion sensor technology or RFID technology to allow for automatic activation of a garage door opener. An automobile that is moving near or is proximate to a garage associated with at least one garage door opener can cause the garage door opener to be automatically activated to open or close a garage door that is operatively connected to the garage door opener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Crucs Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Kevin M. Crucs
  • Patent number: 8248533
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for generating coordinated video content for display. The apparatus takes video signals from independent sources and allows a user to select portions of the video signals, corresponding to desired portions of video content to be displayed, and combines those video signal portions into a single composite video signal. The composite video signal may be displayed, for example, on a television screen showing the desired portions of video content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Crucs Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Kevin M. Crucs
  • Publication number: 20120194952
    Abstract: Controllable electrical outlets and systems and methods for controlling and disabling the electrical outlets. A controllable electrical outlet includes a current sensor, an electrical switch, and a microcontroller. When an electrical load is plugged into the electrical outlet, the current sensor senses the flow of current and a current sense event is reported from the electrical outlet to a central computer. The central computer provides timing and control of the electrical outlet. When a predetermined elapsed time has passed, as measured by the central computer, a timed-out event is communicated from the central computer to the electrical outlet triggering the electrical switch, opening the current path within the electrical outlet such that electrical current no longer flows to the electrical load. Communication between the central computer and an electrical outlet may occur, for example, via existing electrical wiring, wirelessly, or via dedicated communication wiring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: CRUCS HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventor: Kevin M. Crucs
  • Publication number: 20120185354
    Abstract: A system, a method, a server, a computer processing platform, and non-transitory computer-readable medium for enabling the identifying of products and services on-line based on a user budget. A financial budget is generated based on personal financial information provided by a user. Search criteria are generated based on the budget and product/service criteria provided by the user. A search engine is accessed to initiate an on-line search using the generated search criteria. Returned search results are processed to generate purchase recommendations for the user based on the budget and the product/service criteria. The purchase recommendations are sent to the user where the user may make a purchase request based on the recommendations. The purchase of a product or service may be facilitated in response to the purchase request and the budget may be updated based on the purchase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Applicant: CRUCS HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventor: Kevin M. Crucs
  • Publication number: 20120179647
    Abstract: A system and method providing a multi-party document revision capability. A master electronic document (MED) may be established on a central computer platform. The MED is embedded with an unalterable document identification code (DIC) which clearly identifies the single instance of the MED. Parties having permission to access, modify, and approve the MED on the central computer platform are each provided with a unique identifier code (UIC) which is associated with the DIC and, therefore, the MED. Any permitted party having an assigned UIC may access the MED and enter proposed changes to the MED on the central computer platform. However, each party associated with the MED has to approve any proposed change before the proposed change is automatically entered as a formally accepted change into the MED.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2011
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: CRUCS HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventor: Kevin M. Crucs
  • Patent number: 8219497
    Abstract: A system and method for servicing at least one lottery player while protecting an identity of the at least one lottery player. The system includes a server platform of a third party organization that facilitates the method. The method includes receiving a client request at the server platform via a communications network. The method further includes the third party organization obtaining at least one lottery ticket in response to the client request, and securely holding the at least one lottery ticket for the at least one lottery player specified in the client request. The method also includes the third party organization determining a status of the at least one lottery ticket via the server platform and the communications network. The method further includes the third party organization transforming the at least one lottery ticket into a monetary amount if a status of the at least one lottery ticket is or changes to a winning status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Crucs Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Kevin M. Crucs
  • Publication number: 20120137432
    Abstract: Devices and implements for staving off monsters, specters, demons and the like as imagined by a child at bedtime. A hand-held controller unit is provided having a user interface, which is capable of being used by the child under the bed covers of a bed. The hand-held controller unit may include any of a walkie-talkie capability, a flashlight capability, a nightlight capability, the capability to activate an external device, and other capabilities. At least one external device may be provided which is capable of being placed beneath the bed and is configured to be activated by the hand-held controller unit. At least one substantially hollow air-through member may be provided which is configured to facilitate airflow between underneath the bed covers of the bed and above the bed covers of the bed. A supplemental bed cover may be provided that is configured to be placed on the bed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: CRUCS HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventor: Kevin M. Crucs
  • Publication number: 20120139701
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and kits for automatically activating a garage door opener. A garage door opener system is supplemented with motion sensor technology or RFID technology to allow for automatic activation of a garage door opener. An automobile that is moving near or is proximate to a garage associated with at least one garage door opener can cause the garage door opener to be automatically activated to open or close a garage door that is operatively connected to the garage door opener.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: CRUCS HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventor: Kevin M. Crucs
  • Publication number: 20120141638
    Abstract: A condiment packet having a spreading apparatus, and a method of use thereof. The condiment packet includes a substantially flat, sealed pouch containing a condiment. The condiment packet further includes a spreading apparatus being within the sealed pouch. The spreading apparatus may be used to spread the condiment over a food substance once the condiment is squeezed onto the food substance and once a portion of the spreading apparatus is exposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2012
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: Crucs Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Kevin M. Crucs
  • Publication number: 20120139700
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and kits for automatically activating a garage door opener. A garage door opener system is supplemented with motion sensor technology or RFID technology to allow for automatic activation of a garage door opener. An automobile that is moving near or is proximate to a garage associated with at least one garage door opener can cause the garage door opener to be automatically activated to open or close a garage door that is operatively connected to the garage door opener.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: CRUCS HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventor: Kevin M. Crucs
  • Patent number: 8174148
    Abstract: Controllable electrical outlets and systems and methods for controlling and disabling the electrical outlets. A controllable electrical outlet includes a current sensor, an electrical switch, and a microcontroller. When an electrical load is plugged into the electrical outlet, the current sensor senses the flow of current and a current sense event is reported from the electrical outlet to a central computer. The central computer provides timing and control of the electrical outlet. When a predetermined elapsed time has passed, as measured by the central computer, a timed-out event is communicated from the central computer to the electrical outlet triggering the electrical switch, opening the current path within the electrical outlet such that electrical current no longer flows to the electrical load. Communication between the central computer and an electrical outlet may occur, for example, via existing electrical wiring, wirelessly, or via dedicated communication wiring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Crucs Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Kevin M. Crucs
  • Publication number: 20120092194
    Abstract: A system and method for providing notification about approaching transportation. A transportation notification application on a mobile communication device associated with a transportation vehicle is activated. An operator of the transportation vehicle selects a predefined route, having multiple transportation stops to be traversed by the transportation vehicle, from the transportation notification application on the mobile communication device. A current transportation stop of the selected route is then selected, again using the transportation notification application on the mobile communication device. The transportation notification application on the mobile communication device then automatically sends a transportation notification message, in response to the selecting of the current transportation stop, to a plurality of user communication devices of known users of the transportation vehicle who are associated with at least one subsequent transportation stop of the transportation vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: CRUCS HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventor: Kevin M. Crucs
  • Patent number: 8154382
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and kits for automatically activating a garage door opener. A garage door opener system is supplemented with motion sensor technology or RFID technology to allow for automatic activation of a garage door opener. An automobile that is moving near or is proximate to a garage associated with at least one garage door opener can cause the garage door opener to be automatically activated to open or close a garage door that is operatively connected to the garage door opener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Crucs Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Kevin M. Crucs
  • Patent number: 8138933
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus for automatically disabling an appliance. When a smoke detector/alarm is activated, a signal or message is sent to at least one safety device operatively coupled to at least one appliance. The appliance is disabled in response to receiving the signal or message. The systems, methods, and apparatus are based on the implicit assumption that, if a smoke detector/alarm is activated, the source of the smoke is likely due to a nearby appliance that is in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Crucs Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Kevin M. Crucs
  • Patent number: 8098247
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and physical computer-readable storage media for performing geometric data compression and geometric data decompression and/or geometric data encryption and geometric data decryption. A virtual geometric compression object is generated within a computer system by defining a plurality of discrete elements arranged in a geometric shape and assigning one or more data bit values to each of the plurality of discrete elements. The virtual geometric compression object is used by the computer system to compress sequences of uncompressed data bits into compression definitions. A compression definition defines a path through the virtual geometric compression object corresponding to a sequence of uncompressed data bits. In a reverse manner, for data decompression, at least a portion of a virtual geometric compression object is generated and a compression definition is used to extract a corresponding sequence of uncompressed data bits from the portion of the virtual geometric compression object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Crucs Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Kevin M. Crucs
  • Patent number: 8050001
    Abstract: A timed electrical outlet (or pluggable apparatus) and a method of operation thereof. The electrical outlet (or pluggable apparatus) includes a current sensor, a counter, and an electrical switch. When an electrical load is plugged into the electrical outlet (or pluggable apparatus), the current sensor senses the flow of current and triggers the counter to start counting. When the counter is finished counting, the counter triggers the electrical switch, opening the current path within the electrical outlet (or pluggable apparatus) such that electrical current no longer flows to the electrical load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Crucs Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Kevin M. Crucs
  • Publication number: 20110247136
    Abstract: A devices and implements for staving off monsters, specters, demons and the like as imagined by a child at bedtime. A hand-held controller unit is provided having a user interface and which is capable of being used by the child under the bed covers of a bed. The hand-held controller unit may include any of a walkie-talkie capability, a flashlight capability, a nightlight capability, the capability to activate an external device, and other capabilities. At least one external device may be provided. The external device may be capable of being placed beneath the bed and is configured to be activated by the hand-held controller unit. At least one substantially hollow air-through member may be provided which is configured to facilitate airflow between underneath the bed covers of the bed and above the bed covers of the bed. A supplemental bed cover may be provided that is configured to be placed on the bed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2010
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Applicant: CRUCS HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventor: Kevin M. Crucs
  • Publication number: 20110243316
    Abstract: A system and methods for telephoning individuals associated with a domain. A current location of a given individual within a domain is automatically determined and the given individual is automatically associated with a telephone extension number based on the current location of the given individual. As the given individual moves around within the domain, the associated telephone extension number associated with the given individual is updated. A receptionist or other individual within the domain may select to telephone the given individual thereby automatically accessing and dialing the telephone extension number currently associated with the given individual in response to selecting to telephone the given individual. If the given individual is not currently located within the domain, an external telephone number associated with the given individual may be automatically accessed and dialed in response to selecting to telephone the given individual.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Applicant: CRUCS HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventor: Kevin M. Crucs