Patents by Inventor Albert S. Penilla

Albert S. Penilla 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).

  • Publication number: 20190222547
    Abstract: Methods and systems for inter-user communication that can provide data transmission management for more efficient communications are disclosed. The methods and systems can provide enhanced electronic communications, such as via electronic mail or text messaging. Improved communication tools can be provided to better management and/or control communications. The enhanced communication tools can be implemented by electronic devices, namely, computing devices, including portable or handheld electronic devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Albert S. Penilla, C. Douglass Thomas
  • Patent number: 10355730
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and method are provided for wireless coded communication (WCC) devices, which are configured for wireless communication with other devices, e.g., over a network. A WCC device is a type of internet of things (IOT) device that can sense data, process data, send data, respond to data requests and exchange data with other WCC device, a network device, a user device, and/or systems over the internet. In some configurations, a WCC device may include a power source that enables usage of low power, e.g., to send data that is sensed, request data and/or communicate data wirelessly. WCC devices maybe function as standalone devices or may be integrated into other devices. In some configurations, a WCC device may include power harvesting circuitry, including power harvesting user controls. A WCC device may be pre-configured or coded to report occurrence of an event, log an event, log state, cause an action, send a message or request data from one or more end nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventors: Gary M. Zalewski, Albert S. Penilla
  • Patent number: 10291566
    Abstract: Methods and systems for inter-user communication that can provide data transmission management for more efficient communications are disclosed. The methods and systems can provide enhanced electronic communications, such as via electronic mail or text messaging. Improved communication tools can be provided to better management and/or control communications. The enhanced communication tools can be implemented by electronic devices, namely, computing devices, including portable or handheld electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventors: Albert S. Penilla, C. Douglass Thomas
  • Patent number: 10282708
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided. One method includes receiving a request, at a server, to establish an advisor account for a vehicle associated with a user account. The request identifies a service entity and a vehicle service to be assigned to the service entity. The service entity is configured to receive said diagnostics data of the vehicle. The advisor account is associated to the service entity. Programming data is sent to the vehicle for use by a computer of the vehicle to identify select diagnostics data that relates to the vehicle service and to make accessible said select diagnostics data to the advisor account. The advisor account is made accessible to the service entity subsequent to establishing of the advisor account. The server receives select diagnostics data from the vehicle regarding the vehicle service, and the select diagnostics data is accessible for viewing and/or processing by a device of the service entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Emerging Automotive, LLC
    Inventors: Angel A. Penilla, Albert S. Penilla
  • Patent number: 10274948
    Abstract: Methods, computer systems, and servers for processing collision avoidance feedback to vehicles using vehicle-to-vehicle wireless communication, are provided. One method includes detecting proximity separation between a first vehicle and a second vehicle (e.g., and other vehicles within the proximity separation). At least one of the sensors of the first vehicle or the second vehicle determines that a proximity separation is less than a threshold distance. A pairing algorithm is triggered between electronics of the first and second vehicle to enable direct communication for data exchange between the first and second vehicles. The method includes triggering a warning to one or both of the first and second vehicles if the data exchange determines that a probability exists that a heading of the first or second vehicles will result in a collision between the first and second vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Emerging Automotive, LLC
    Inventors: Angel A. Penilla, Albert S. Penilla
  • Patent number: 10245964
    Abstract: An electric vehicle having an electric motor is provided. The electric vehicle having a receptacle slot integrated in the electric vehicle. The receptacle slot provides an electrical connection for providing power to the electric motor. A battery having an elongated form factor, where a first end of the elongated form factor includes a handle and a second end of the elongated form factor includes a connection for interfacing with the electrical connection of the receptacle slot of the vehicle, when the battery is slid into the receptacle slot for electrical engagement. The battery is configured to store and supply charge to power the electric motor of the electric vehicle and the battery is replaceable by sliding the battery out of the receptacle slot and sliding in another battery into the receptacle slot to further supply charge to power the electric motor of the electric vehicle with said another battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Emerging Automotive, LLC
    Inventors: Angel A. Penilla, Albert S. Penilla
  • Publication number: 20190097960
    Abstract: Computer implemented methods, systems and computer readable media are provided for processing and managing electronic messaging. In one example, a system includes a client interface for enabling access to users of the electronic messaging system. Each user is provided with an inbox for electronically receiving messages and a sent box for electronically sending messages. The client interface is configured to receive an input for setting a lifetime setting for a message that is composed by a sender to a recipient via the client interface. Further provided is processing logic of the electronic messaging system for tracking messages having a lifetime setting and processing logic for deleting a message having a lifetime setting after expiration of a time period defined by the lifetime setting. The deleting is configured to remove the message from the sent box of the sender and the inbox of the recipient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Jason M. Penilla, Albert S. Penilla, C. Douglass Thomas
  • Patent number: 10223134
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided. One method includes receiving, by a server, data from a vehicle over a wireless network. The data includes information usable to identify a user account. The user account being accessible by the server to identify a profile of a user, and the profile of the user includes preferences of the user and learned behavior of the user. The method further includes receiving, by the server, a geo-location of the vehicle for a time of day. Then, identifying, by the server, supplemental content that is available for sending to the vehicle based on the geo-location of the vehicle. The method includes filtering, by the server, the supplemental content based on a contextual analysis of one or more preferences of the user, the learned behavior of the user, the time of day and the geo-location of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Emerging Automotive, LLC
    Inventors: Angel A. Penilla, Albert S. Penilla
  • Patent number: 10225350
    Abstract: A cloud system that includes one or more servers for communicating with vehicles and processing information received from vehicles and processing information sent to vehicles is disclosed. The system processes instructions for establishing a communication link between a computing device associated with a vehicle and a server of the cloud system. The communication link is over a wireless network. The communication link is established in association with a user account that is managed by the cloud system. The communication link is configured to be established for one or more sessions. The system enables receiving, at the server, a plurality of actions associated with inputs made at the vehicle for the vehicle when associated with the user account, and the plurality of actions being received during the one or more sessions. Then, updating, by the server, data associated with the user account to identify certain ones of the plurality of actions at the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Emerging Automotive, LLC
    Inventors: Angel A. Penilla, Albert S. Penilla
  • Publication number: 20190061541
    Abstract: An electric vehicle having an electric motor is provided. The electric vehicle having a receptacle slot integrated in the electric vehicle. The receptacle slot provides an electrical connection for providing power to the electric motor. A battery having an elongated form factor, where a first end of the elongated form factor includes a handle and a second end of the elongated form factor includes a connection for interfacing with the electrical connection of the receptacle slot of the vehicle, when the battery is slid into the receptacle slot for electrical engagement. The battery is configured to store and supply charge to power the electric motor of the electric vehicle and the battery is replaceable by sliding the battery out of the receptacle slot and sliding in another battery into the receptacle slot to further supply charge to power the electric motor of the electric vehicle with said another battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Angel A. Penilla, Albert S. Penilla
  • Patent number: 10217160
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing charge options to drivers of electric vehicles are provided. One method includes receiving data concerning charge providing availability from charge locations and receiving a request from processing logic of an electric vehicle, the request identifying a desire to obtain charge. The method includes determining a current location of the electric vehicle and determining identification of charge locations in proximity to the electric vehicle. The method further includes determining any sponsored rewards offered by the charge locations and communicating to the electric vehicle a path to one of the charge locations, where the path is identified with a sponsored reward offered at the charge location if the path is selected and charge is obtained. The method can be processed by a server and paths are communicated to vehicles to alert drivers of the electric vehicles of rewards or discounts if charge is obtained from certain locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Emerging Automotive, LLC
    Inventors: Angel A. Penilla, Albert S. Penilla
  • Patent number: 10218771
    Abstract: Methods and systems for communicating with a server of a cloud system used for managing access to a user account having a profile that includes settings for a vehicle. The system includes a wireless communication system interfaced with a computing system. The computing system of the vehicle is configured to connect with the server using the wireless communication system and credentials for the user account are transferred by the computing system to the server to enable the server to access the profile of the user account and enable the computing system of the vehicle to use the profile. The computing system of the vehicle is configured to implement one or more settings for the vehicle upon making the profile active on the vehicle and while the profile is active on the vehicle, is configured to monitor use activity of the vehicle. The use activity of the vehicle includes inputs received by interfaces of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Emerging Automotive, LLC
    Inventors: Angel A. Penilla, Albert S. Penilla
  • Patent number: 10210487
    Abstract: A system of a vehicle is provided. The system includes a wireless communication device for providing the vehicle with access to a network for exchanging vehicle condition information with a server. An on-board computer of the vehicle is configured for interfacing with vehicle systems and said wireless communication device. The on-board computer is configured to process input received from at least one vehicle interface of the vehicle and processing output via at least one vehicle output of the vehicle. The on-board computer is programmable to access a user account that is used to interface with said server. The wireless communication device is configured to send vehicle data, based on settings in the user account, to the server over the network for vehicle status information. The vehicle status information is for one or more vehicle systems of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Emerging Automotive, LLC
    Inventors: Angel A. Penilla, Albert S. Penilla
  • Patent number: 10187773
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and method are provided for wireless coded communication (WCC) devices, which are configured for wireless communication with other devices, e.g., over a network. A WCC device is a type of internet of things (IOT) device that can sense data, process data, send data, respond to data requests and exchange data with other WCC device, a network device, a user device, and/or systems over the internet. In some configurations, a WCC device may include a power source that enables usage of low power, e.g., to send data that is sensed, request data and/or communicate data wirelessly. WCC devices maybe function as standalone devices or may be integrated into other devices. In some configurations, a WCC device may include power harvesting circuitry, including power harvesting user controls. A WCC device may be pre-configured or coded to report occurrence of an event, log an event, log state, cause an action, send a message or request data from one or more end nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Inventors: Gary M. Zalewski, Albert S. Penilla
  • Patent number: 10181099
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for cloud processing data streamed from a vehicle and a home associated with a user account. One method includes receiving a data stream from the vehicle entity, where the data stream from the vehicle entity includes metadata from one or more data producing objects of the vehicle entity. And, receiving a data stream from the home entity, where the data stream from the home entity includes metadata from one or more data producing objects of the home entity. The method includes accessing action conditions associated with a user account. The action conditions identify a position where at least one or more states of the metadata from each of the home entity and the vehicle entity intersect. And, each action condition identifies a type or types of control information to be processed. The method includes processing the received metadata from the vehicle entity and the home entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Emerging Automotive, LLC
    Inventors: Angel A. Penilla, Albert S. Penilla
  • Patent number: 10140820
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and method are provided for tracking items in a store for processing a cashier-less purchase transaction. In one example, a method for tracking items in a physical store for processing cashier-less purchase transactions is provided. The method includes detecting a portable wireless coded communication (WCC) device in the physical store. The WCC device is associated with an on-line account of a shopper. Then, receiving, by a server, sensor data regarding the WCC device, its location in the physical store and proximity to items in the physical store. The method includes receiving, by the server, interaction data of an item on a shelf of the physical store by the shopper using one or more sensors of the physical store and the WCC device to determine that the item is one targeted for purchase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventors: Gary M. Zalewski, Albert S. Penilla
  • Patent number: 10142274
    Abstract: Computer implemented methods, systems and computer readable media are provided for processing and managing electronic messaging. In one example, a system includes a client interface for enabling access to users of the electronic messaging system. Each user is provided with an inbox for electronically receiving messages and a sent box for electronically sending messages. The client interface is configured to receive an input for setting a lifetime setting for a message that is composed by a sender to a recipient via the client interface. Further provided is processing logic of the electronic messaging system for tracking messages having a lifetime setting and processing logic for deleting a message having a lifetime setting after expiration of a time period defined by the lifetime setting. The deleting is configured to remove the message from the sent box of the sender and the inbox of the recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventors: Jason M. Penilla, Albert S. Penilla, C. Douglass Thomas
  • Patent number: 10142822
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and method are provided for wireless coded communication (WCC) devices, which are configured for wireless communication with other devices, e.g., over a network. A WCC device is a type of internet of things (JOT) device that can sense data, process data, send data, respond to data requests and exchange data with other WCC device, a network device, a user device, and/or systems over the internet. In some configurations, a WCC device may include a power source that enables usage of low power, e.g., to send data that is sensed, request data and/or communicate data wirelessly. WCC devices maybe function as standalone devices or may be integrated into other devices. In some configurations, a WCC device may include power harvesting circuitry, including power harvesting user controls. A WCC device may be pre-configured or coded to report occurrence of an event, log an event, log state, cause an action, send a message or request data from one or more end nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventors: Gary M. Zalewski, Albert S. Penilla
  • Patent number: 10086714
    Abstract: An electric vehicle having an electric motor is provided. The electric vehicle having a receptacle slot integrated in the electric vehicle. The receptacle slot provides an electrical connection for providing power to the electric motor. A battery having an elongated form factor, where a first end of the elongated form factor includes a handle and a second end of the elongated form factor includes a connection for interfacing with the electrical connection of the receptacle slot of the vehicle, when the battery is slid into the receptacle slot for electrical engagement. The battery is configured to store and supply charge to power the electric motor of the electric vehicle and the battery is replaceable by sliding the battery out of the receptacle slot and sliding in another battery into the receptacle slot to further supply charge to power the electric motor of the electric vehicle with said another battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Emerging Automotive, LLC
    Inventors: Angel A. Penilla, Albert S. Penilla
  • Patent number: 10071643
    Abstract: Systems and methods for charging an electric battery of a vehicle are provided. The vehicle includes a battery for powering an electric motor of the vehicle. A controller of the vehicle is provided to interface with a battery and to enable control of charging of the battery. The vehicle includes a communications interface for enabling wireless communication with a server, and the server is configured to manage a plurality of user accounts for users. The server is one of a plurality of servers, and the servers providing access to cloud services regarding vehicle use and metrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Emerging Automotive, LLC
    Inventors: Angel A. Penilla, Albert S. Penilla