Patents by Inventor Ajay Khoche

Ajay Khoche 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: 11138490
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for creating a monitoring network are described. A server associates a master wireless node with a package in a first set of associated packages. The server and the master wireless node communicate with one another over first type of wireless communications interface. The server also associates a peripheral wireless node with another package in the set and with the master node. The peripheral wireless node and the master wireless node communicate with one another over a second type of wireless communications interface. The peripheral node includes a sensor operative to generate sensor data by sensing an environmental condition. The master wireless node processes the sensor data to generate one or more package-level statistics of the processed sensor data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Inventor: Ajay Khoche
  • Publication number: 20210303961
    Abstract: The disclosure features a method of creating a communications network. In this method, a first tape node includes a first type of wireless communication interface and a second type of wireless communication interface having a longer range than the first type of wireless communication interface. A second tape node includes the first type of wireless communication interface that is operable to communicate with the first tape node over a wireless communication connection established between the first type of wireless communication interfaces of the first and second tape nodes. Over a wireless communication connection, the first tape node sends programmatic code executable by the first tape node to function as a master tape node with respect to the second tape node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventor: Ajay Khoche
  • Publication number: 20210297826
    Abstract: A sensing system includes a first wireless sensor device configured to generate sensor data on an object of interest and communicate with a first wireless node, the first wireless node configured to communicate with the first wireless sensor device and a section node, and the section node configured to communicate with the first wireless node and a server, and the server. The first wireless node is located within a communication range of the first communication interface of the first wireless sensor device and is configured to receive the generated sensor data. The first wireless node analyzes the received sensor data to determine whether events relevant to the object of interest have occurred.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Erik Volkerink, Ajay Khoche
  • Publication number: 20210295247
    Abstract: A handheld tape dispenser is configured to store a roll of tape within a frame, the roll of tape comprising a plurality of segments of tape each corresponding to a tape node and comprising one or more electronic components. The handheld tape dispenser drives mechanical components of the handheld tape dispenser to draw tape along a tape feed path, resulting in a segment of tape being removed from the roll of tape for deployment. The handheld tape dispenser determines a unique identifier of a tape node corresponding to the removed segment of tape, associates the unique identifier of the tape node with an asset corresponding to the tape node, and stores the association in a local memory. In real-time or at a later time, the handheld tape dispenser transmits the association to a wireless tracking system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Hendrik J. Volkerink, Ajay Khoche
  • Publication number: 20210150302
    Abstract: A low-cost, multi-function adhesive tape platform with a form factor that unobtrusively integrates one or more transducers and one or more wireless communication devices in an adhesive product system. In an aspect, the adhesive product system integrates transducer and wireless communication components within a flexible adhesive structure in a way that not only provides a cost-effective platform for interconnecting, optimizing, and protecting the constituent components but also maintains the flexibility needed to function as an adhesive product that can be deployed seamlessly and unobtrusively into various applications and workflows, including sensing, notification, security, and object tracking applications, and asset management workflows such as manufacturing, storage, shipping, delivery, and other logistics associated with moving products and other physical objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventor: Ajay Khoche
  • Publication number: 20210150159
    Abstract: A system is disclosed for tracking and monitoring sets of assets in or on a container using RFID-RF tags associated with the assets. The system comprises a specimen holder bin or similar container and a wireless tag affixed to the specimen holder bin. The specimen bin holder is configured to hold a plurality of assets. The wireless tag comprises a radio frequency identifier (RFID) circuit, a radio frequency (RF) circuit, a processor, a memory storing an identifier (ID) associated with the RFID circuit, and an energy source electrically connected to the RFID circuit, the RF circuit, and the processor. The wireless tag is configured to broadcast the identifier associated with the RFID circuit responsive to an interrogation signal by one or more gateways associated with the system. In some embodiments, each asset of the plurality of assets additionally comprises an RFID tag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Hendrik J. Volkerink, Ajay Khoche
  • Patent number: 11003978
    Abstract: The disclosure features a method of creating a communications network. In this method, a first tape node includes a first type of wireless communication interface and a second type of wireless communication interface having a longer range than the first type of wireless communication interface. A second tape node includes the first type of wireless communication interface that is operable to communicate with the first tape node over a wireless communication connection established between the first type of wireless communication interfaces of the first and second tape nodes. Over a wireless communication connection, the first tape node sends programmatic code executable by the first tape node to function as a master tape node with respect to the second tape node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventor: Ajay Khoche
  • Publication number: 20210133696
    Abstract: A wireless tracking system for tracking and monitoring assets is disclosed herein. The wireless tracking system comprises wireless tags. A wireless tag is configured to track a respective asset during delivery to a shipping address. After the asset has arrived at the shipping address, the wireless tag is released to a delivery service to be delivered to the return address for recycling or renovating an electronic component of the wireless tag, e.g., by wired or wirelessly recharging the energy source. In some embodiments, the wireless tracking system remotely monitors a performance level of the energy source via a wireless communication with the wireless tag and, responsive to the performance level of the energy source being below a threshold level, transmits a notification to a user of the wireless tracking system to ship the wireless tag to the return address for renovation or recycling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Hendrik J Volkerink, Ajay Khoche
  • Publication number: 20210133531
    Abstract: A low-cost, multi-function system with a form factor that unobtrusively integrates the components needed to implement a combination of different functions and also is able to perform a useful ancillary function that otherwise would have to be performed with the attendant need for additional materials, labor, and expense. An example adhesive product that integrates sensing components within a flexible adhesive structure in a way that not only provides a cost-effective platform for interconnecting, optimizing, and protecting the components of the tracking system but also maintains the flexibility needed to function as an adhesive product that can be deployed seamlessly and unobtrusively into various applications and workflows, including person and object tracking applications, and asset management workflows such as manufacturing, storage, shipping, delivery, and other logistics associated with moving products and other physical objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventor: Ajay Khoche
  • Publication number: 20210084771
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a flexible laminate electronic device and the flexible laminate electronic device itself is disclosed. The method includes placing electronic components over a flexible substrate layer that includes electrical connections between ones of the electronic components. A first flexible additive layer that includes apertures is positioned to align ones of the electronic components in respective ones of the apertures. A subsequent flexible additive layer is arranged over the first flexible additive layer and the apertures are aligned around respective portions of ones of the electronic components protruding above the first flexible additive layer. A flexible cover layer is emplaced over the subsequent flexible additive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Erik Volkerink, Ajay Khoche
  • Publication number: 20210084457
    Abstract: A plurality of tape agents includes an autonomous master wireless tape agent. The autonomous wireless tape agent includes a first wireless communications interface type operative to communicate over a wireless communications link with an associated secondary wireless agent. The autonomous master wireless tape agent corresponds to a child node in a wireless agent hierarchy. The secondary wireless agent includes a second wireless communications interface type that has a longer wireless communications range than a wireless communications range of the first wireless communications interface type. The secondary wireless agent corresponds to a parent node in the wireless agent hierarchy. The master wireless tape agent governs the wireless communications link and traffic between the master wireless tape agent and the secondary wireless agent. The master wireless tape agent is operative to schedule a designated time slot for each secondary wireless agent transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Erik Volkerink, Ajay Khoche
  • Publication number: 20210075246
    Abstract: The disclosure generally relates to wireless sensing nodes, energy harvesting, and energy charging. The disclosure also generally relates to reporting data gathered by the wireless sensing nodes to one or more network services.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Ajay Khoche, Erik Volkerink
  • Publication number: 20210027122
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media provide automated identification techniques that associate at least two unique identifiers of one segment of a segmental multimode wireless flexible product to seamlessly and accurately bridge different identification methodologies to enable advanced real-time tracking of shipment location and status, and other such useful and advanced product and service offerings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Hendrik J. Volkerink, Ajay Khoche
  • Patent number: 10902310
    Abstract: A low-cost, multi-function adhesive wireless communications and transducer platform with a form factor that unobtrusively integrates one or more transducers and one or more wireless communication devices in an adhesive product system. In an aspect, the adhesive product system integrates transducer and wireless communication components within a flexible adhesive structure in a way that not only provides a cost-effective platform for interconnecting, optimizing, and protecting the constituent components but also maintains the flexibility needed to function as an adhesive product that can be deployed seamlessly and unobtrusively into various applications and workflows, including sensing, notification, security, and object tracking applications, and asset management workflows such as manufacturing, storage, shipping, delivery, and other logistics associated with moving products and other physical objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventor: Ajay Khoche
  • Publication number: 20210012626
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein generally relate to line-powered wireless communications systems, and more specifically to methods and apparatus for providing persistent and ubiquitous wireless communications and sensor networks in physical premises to enable a wide variety of different applications and use cases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Erik Volkerink, Ajay Khoche
  • Patent number: 10885420
    Abstract: A low-cost, multi-function adhesive tape platform with a form factor that unobtrusively integrates one or more transducers and one or more wireless communication devices in an adhesive product system. In an aspect, the adhesive product system integrates transducer and wireless communication components within a flexible adhesive structure in a way that not only provides a cost-effective platform for interconnecting, optimizing, and protecting the constituent components but also maintains the flexibility needed to function as an adhesive product that can be deployed seamlessly and unobtrusively into various applications and workflows, including sensing, notification, security, and object tracking applications, and asset management workflows such as manufacturing, storage, shipping, delivery, and other logistics associated with moving products and other physical objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventor: Ajay Khoche
  • Publication number: 20200401819
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to systems and methods of obtaining accurate motion and orientation estimates for a vehicle traveling at high speed based on images of a road surface. A purpose of these systems and methods is to provide a supplementary or alternative means of locating a vehicle on a map, particularly in cases where other locationing approaches (e.g., GPS) are unreliable or unavailable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Erik Volkerink, Ajay Khoche
  • Patent number: 10872286
    Abstract: A low-cost, multi-function system with a form factor that unobtrusively integrates the components needed to implement a combination of different functions and also is able to perform a useful ancillary function that otherwise would have to be performed with the attendant need for additional materials, labor, and expense. An example adhesive product that integrates sensing components within a flexible adhesive structure in a way that not only provides a cost-effective platform for interconnecting, optimizing, and protecting the components of the tracking system but also maintains the flexibility needed to function as an adhesive product that can be deployed seamlessly and unobtrusively into various applications and workflows, including person and object tracking applications, and asset management workflows such as manufacturing, storage, shipping, delivery, and other logistics associated with moving products and other physical objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Inventor: Ajay Khoche
  • Patent number: 10867234
    Abstract: Methods, systems, apparatus, and tangible non-transitory carrier media encoded with one or more computer programs that can determine the path or route most likely navigated by a mobile target are described. In accordance with particular embodiments, the most likely path or route is determined based on path-based scoring of position estimates obtained from different types of complementary locationing signal sources. Instead of fusing the position data derived from the different types of signal sources, these particular embodiments determine the most likely path navigated by the mobile target based on an independent aggregation of the position estimates derived from complementary signals of different source types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventor: Ajay Khoche
  • Patent number: 10819137
    Abstract: The disclosure generally relates to wireless sensing nodes, energy harvesting, and energy charging. The disclosure also generally relates to reporting data gathered by the wireless sensing nodes to one or more network services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Inventors: Ajay Khoche, Erik Volkerink