Patents Assigned to Seer Technologies, Inc.
  • Patent number: 9170124
    Abstract: Variable step tracking is described in which a monitoring station is operable to receive data signals representative of step movement of an asset as detected by a monitoring device carried by the asset. A database stores a step length of the asset. A step length modification module modifies the step length based on at least one of energy, asset orientation, direction, and frequency associated with the step movement. An asset position is estimated with respect to a known location based on cumulative step lengths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: SEER TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Richard M. Keene, Stephen Kent Garland, Milne T. Crouch, Daniel Travis Maxwell, Daniel C. Maxwell
  • Patent number: 8272279
    Abstract: Chemical sampling systems and methods that can inexpensively and efficiently provide accurate chemical sampling in dusty environments are disclosed. The system can include a chemical detector, an elastomeric membrane, and a support structure for the elastomeric membrane. The gas chromatograph can have a sample inlet through which chemicals from the gaseous environment can enter the gas chromatograph. The sample inlet can be covered with the elastomeric membrane, the elastomeric membrane being configured to extract chemicals from the gaseous environment while excluding dust and other particles from passing into the gas chromatograph. The support structure can be disposed between the elastomeric membrane and the sample inlet and can provide mechanical support to the elastomeric membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Seer Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary R. Bodily, Neil Arnold, Jed W. Bodily, Daniel C. Maxwell
  • Publication number: 20120239333
    Abstract: Variable step tracking is described in which a monitoring station is operable to receive data signals representative of step movement of an asset as detected by a monitoring device carried by the asset. A database stores a step length of the asset. A step length modification module modifies the step length based on at least one of energy, asset orientation, direction, and frequency associated with the step movement. An asset position is estimated with respect to a known location based on cumulative step lengths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2011
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: SEER TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Richard M. Keene, Stephen Kent Garland, Milne T. Crouch, Daniel Travis Maxwell, Daniel C. Maxwell
  • Publication number: 20120239332
    Abstract: Tracking a person in a building can be performed by obtaining a building layout with respect to a surrounding geography and tracking movement of the person using a monitoring device carried by the person. A correction angle can be calculated to normalize tracked movement of the person with respect to a skew angle of the building layout. The correction angle can be applied to the tracked movement of the person or the building layout.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2011
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: SEER TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Richard M. Keene, Stephen Kent Garland, Milne T. Crouch, Daniel Travis Maxwell, Daniel C. Maxwell
  • Publication number: 20110249008
    Abstract: Generating a computer model to display a position of a person in a defined location is disclosed. A method includes the operation of selecting a substantially overhead image of a defined location having spatial coordinates. A perimeter of the defined location is marked using a graphical user interface. The marked perimeter is related to the spatial coordinates of the defined location. A computer model of the defined location is generated based on the marked perimeter. Multiple levels can be added to the computer model. Spatial coordinates of the person can be determined. The position of the person can be displayed relative to the computer model of the defined location based on the spatial coordinates of the person relative to the spatial coordinates of the defined location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2010
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Applicant: SEER TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Richard Moyer Keene, Stephen Kent Garland, Milne Thomas Crouch, Daniel Carl Maxwell
  • Publication number: 20110011158
    Abstract: Chemical sampling systems and methods that can inexpensively and efficiently provide accurate chemical sampling in dusty environments are disclosed. The system can include a chemical detector, an elastomeric membrane, and a support structure for the elastomeric membrane. The gas chromatograph can have a sample inlet through which chemicals from the gaseous environment can enter the gas chromatograph. The sample inlet can be covered with the elastomeric membrane, the elastomeric membrane being configured to extract chemicals from the gaseous environment while excluding dust and other particles from passing into the gas chromatograph. The support structure can be disposed between the elastomeric membrane and the sample inlet and can provide mechanical support to the elastomeric membrane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2009
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Applicant: Seer Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary R. Bodily, Neil Arnold, Jed W. Bodily, Daniel C. Maxwell
  • Patent number: 7806963
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for broad spectrum chemical detection. The method includes detecting an ambient temperature and setting a target temperature based on the ambient temperature. The target temperature is a temperature greater than the ambient temperature. The method further includes determining elution data for the target temperature, either by selecting a target temperature at which elution data is available, or by interpolating between available sets of elution data. The method includes setting a preferred target temperature when an external power source is available, when faster sensor response is desired, and when higher resolution data is desired. The method further includes controlling the temperature of gas chromatography (GC) columns within a GC sensor to the target temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Seer Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Neil S. Arnold, Gary Bodily
  • Patent number: 7742880
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for broad spectrum chemical detection. The method includes determining a similarity sequencing scheme. The method includes receiving an ambient air sample and concentrating the ambient air sample. The method further includes providing the concentrated sample to a gas chromatography (GC) column, and detecting chemical elution from the GC column in a series of similarity sequenced samples based on the similarity sequencing scheme. The method includes de-convoluting the elution data to derive arrival peaks, and determining a concentration of a chemical in the ambient air based on the series of constant log-time data samples. In one embodiment, the method utilizes a modified Z-transform to de-convolute the elution data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Assignee: Seer Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary Bodily
  • Patent number: 7647812
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for low cost high resolution chemical detection. The apparatus includes two outer sealing bodies with flow channels etched into the bodies. Two gas chromatography (GC) columns are between the outer bodies, with a valve that switches flow regimes from series flow through the two GC columns to sample flowing directly to each GC column. The flow regimes are achieved with a single pump or dual pumps, and with one to three flow restrictions. The apparatus includes a preconcentration tube for concentrating chemicals of interest from the sample, and a sample switching valve and sampling pump to switch the sample flow from concentrating sample to delivering concentrated sample. The apparatus includes an engineered leak to equalize flow between a sample channel and a detector circuit. The sample channels may have impermeable inserts allowing the apparatus to measure chemicals in the parts-per-billion range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Assignee: Seer Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Neil S. Arnold, Gary Bodily, Karen Bodily
  • Patent number: 5495610
    Abstract: A method for creating and electronically distributing a new release of a software program in a computer system having a number of processors is disclosed. One of the software programs is modified. An impact analysis is performed to identify modules to be modified as a result of the modification. A new release of the software program is built by modifying the identified modules. Typically, the new release is built in one or more repositories. The new release is stored in a central storage device. It is determined which processors require a copy of the new release, and the new release is electronically down-loaded from the central storage device to each processor. A down-load complete message is issued at each processor upon completion of the download. An install order is transmitted to each of the processors to which the new release was down-loaded. The new release is installed at each of these processors. The new release can be installed concurrently at each processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 27, 1996
    Assignee: Seer Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Norman Shing, Leonid Erlikh, Nicholas R. Lim, Jeffrey L. Lambert, Joel M. Moskowitz, Vivek K. Wadhwa, James Hughes, Elaine C. Power
  • Patent number: 5295222
    Abstract: A computer-aided software engineering facility and method for creating computer source code and executable computer programs that are distributable across multiple hardware environments or platforms. An object oriented modeling system is linked with modules of a computer programming language and other system components to quickly and efficiently design computer source code and executable computer modules that have a high degree of reusability. The modules and models are stored in a centralized storage area and distributed to the various hardware elements that comprise the computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 15, 1994
    Assignee: Seer Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Vivek K. Wadhwa, Faraz Ataie, Vincent P. Aubrun, Leonid Erlikh, Michael Fischer, Michael Fochler, Craig B. Hayman, Daniel Hildebrand, James Hughes, Jeffrey L. Lambert, Douglas E. Lee, Nicholas R. Lim, Rajan S. Modi, Richard W. Mosebach, Joel M. Moskowitz, Tayo Olowu, Elaine C. Power, Norman Shing