Patents by Inventor Allen Jacobs

Allen Jacobs 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: 10387966
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for identifying a property usage type based upon sensor data includes, with customer permission or affirmative consent, receiving data generated by various sensors; generating a report that includes a listing of events recorded by each sensor; analyzing data from the report to determine a property usage type score; receiving data regarding types and levels of insurance coverage associated with the property usage type score; receiving data derived from a homeowner's insurance policy; comparing the types and levels of insurance coverage associated with the property usage type score with the types and levels of insurance coverage from the homeowner's current insurance policy; and transmitting a message to the homeowner to update their insurance policy if there are differences between (i) the insurance coverage that the homeowner has, and (ii) the insurance coverage the homeowner should have based upon the property usage type score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Rajiv Shah, Michael Shawn Jacob, Sripriya Sundararaman, Jeffrey David Hevrin, Jeffrey Kinsey, Phillip Sangpil Moon, EllaKate LeFebre, Sunish Menon, Jeffrey Wilson Stoiber, James Nolan Dykeman, Erin Ann Olander, Lucas Allen
  • Publication number: 20190212389
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to articles (and the manufacture thereof) that use electrical energy to heat a material to form an inhalable substance, the articles being sufficiently compact to be considered “hand-held” devices. In certain embodiments, the articles can particularly be characterized as smoking articles. The smoking article can be adapted to detect the status of a cartridge portion of the smoking article. The smoking article includes a control body portion having a control body engagement end, wherein the control body portion houses a control component and a power source therein. The article further includes a cartridge body portion that has a cartridge body engagement end configured to removably engage the control body engagement end of the control body portion. The cartridge body portion houses a consumable arrangement and a heating connection operably engaged therewith comprising at least one heating element and a fusible link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Charles Jacob Novak, III, Frederic Philippe Ampolini, Allen Michael East, Raymond C. Henry, William Robert Collett
  • Publication number: 20190207010
    Abstract: An integrated circuit having silicide block integrated with CMOS transistors is formed by forming a silicide block layer of primarily silicon dioxide, free of silicon nitride and silicon oxy-nitride, at less than 400° C. prior to annealing the PMOS sources and drains. A spike anneal process concurrently anneals the PMOS sources and drains and densifies the silicide block layer. The NMOS drain junctions are less than 120 nanometers; the NMOS halo regions include boron. The NMOS and PMOS transistors are laterally separated by an STI oxide layer. A wet deglaze process prior to metal silicide formation removes less than 25 percent of the silicide block layer, and exposes sides of the NMOS drains less than 20 percent of the drain junction depth. The metal silicide does not extend down the NMOS drains sides, directly adjacent to the STI oxide layer, more than 20 percent of the drain junction depth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Binghua Hu, Michael Allen Ball, Jarvis Benjamin Jacobs, James Robert Todd
  • Patent number: 7764197
    Abstract: A method and system for synchronization of detection loops in a multilane environment. A plurality of loop sensors are arranged in a plurality of lanes such that loop sensors in adjacent lanes are mutually contiguous. A simultaneous synchronization signal is sent to each of the plurality of loop detector controllers, where each loop detector controller is in communication with a loop sensor. The signal causes a scheduling of sampling periods for each loop sensor, such that the sampling period of each loop sensor does not overlap with that of a contiguous loop in an adjacent lane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: United Toll Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jim Allen, Balaraju Banna, Malcolm Talley, David C. Allen, Sr., Allen Jacobs
  • Patent number: 7601407
    Abstract: An inflatable tree that may be used as an indoor or outdoor decoration, particularly during the Christmas holiday season. In one embodiment, the inflatable tree comprises an inflatable bladder having a substantially conical or cylindrical prism shape, wherein the axial direction of the bladder is oriented along a vertical axis, and a plurality of conical skirts attached to the bladder, wherein the plurality of conical skirts are attached at different points along the vertical axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Inventor: Allen Jacob Irvine
  • Patent number: 7469703
    Abstract: An motorized stain-removal brush is provided. A method of using motorized stain-removal brush for cleaning inanimate surfaces is also provided. The motorized stain-removal brush includes a handle having a motor disposed therein, a head having a longitudinal axis, and a neck disposed between the handle and the head. Bristle holders are associated with the head. The motor is operatively connected to the bristle holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2008
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Paul Amaat Raymond Gerard France, Bradley Wayne Daubenspeck, Linda Shumansky Girard, Stephen Allen Jacobs, Roberto Mastrigli, Neil Anthony Litten, Graham John Boyd, Gregory Clegg Spooner
  • Publication number: 20080143555
    Abstract: A method and system for synchronization of detection loops in a multilane environment. A plurality of loop sensors are arranged in a plurality of lanes such that loop sensors in adjacent lanes are mutually contiguous. A simultaneous synchronization signal is sent to each of the plurality of loop detector controllers, where each loop detector controller is in communication with a loop sensor. The signal causes a scheduling of sampling periods for each loop sensor, such that the sampling period of each loop sensor does not overlap with that of a contiguous loop in an adjacent lane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2008
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Inventors: Jim Allen, Balaraju Banna, Malcolm Talley, David C. Allen, Allen Jacobs
  • Patent number: 7378987
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for monitoring for Red Fail faults in a traffic signal control system. Traffic control signals generated by a traffic control unit are grouped into channels. Certain channels are specified for Red Fail testing in which all lights in a given channel are inactive at the same time. Channels which are not specified are not subject to Red Fail testing, but other conflict testing can still be performed on these unselected channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Assignee: Reno A & E
    Inventor: Allen Jacobs
  • Patent number: 7324015
    Abstract: A method and system for synchronization of detection loops in a multilane environment. A plurality of loop sensors are arranged in a plurality of lanes such that loop sensors in adjacent lanes are mutually contiguous. A simultaneous synchronization signal is sent to each of the plurality of loop detector controllers, where each loop detector controller is in communication with a loop sensor. The signal causes a scheduling of sampling periods for each loop sensor, such that the sampling period of each loop sensor does not overlap with that of a contiguous loop in an adjacent lane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2008
    Inventors: Jim Allen, Balaraju Banna, Malcolm Talley, David C. Allen, Sr., Allen Jacobs
  • Patent number: 7258747
    Abstract: A method of using an electric stainbrush for cleaning inanimate surfaces is provided. The electric stainbrush includes a handle having a motor disposed therein, a head having a longitudinal axis, and a neck disposed between the handle and the head. First and second bristle holders are associated with the head. The first bristle holder oscillates or rotates. The second bristle holder reciprocates in generally the same direction as the longitudinal axis of the head but does not rotate or oscillate. The motor is operatively connected to the first and second bristle holders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2007
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: James Charles Vago, Stephen Allen Jacobs, Paul Amaat Raymond Gerard France
  • Patent number: 7116248
    Abstract: A vehicle detector system having a number of individual vehicle detectors each capable of sampling a plurality of vehicle loops in mutual synchronization. One detector operates as a master detector for synchronization purposes; the other detectors are operated as slave detectors. The system can be configured for series or parallel synchronous operation. The system is particularly advantageous in installations requiring a large number of closely spaced vehicle loops each operated by a detector set to high sensitivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2006
    Assignee: Reno A & E
    Inventors: Jason Zhen-Yu Lu, Benjamin Luke, Allen Jacobs
  • Patent number: 7109886
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for monitoring for Red Fail faults in a traffic signal control system. Traffic control signals generated by a traffic control unit are grouped into channels. A parent-child relationship is established between some channels. When testing for a Red Fail fault, the control signals in both the parent channel and the child channel are examined. A Red Fail fault will occur only if all the control signals examined in both the parent and the child channel are inactive. The control signals examined in the child channel can be limited to the Green and Walk signals; or may include the Yellow signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Assignee: Reno A&E
    Inventor: Allen Jacobs
  • Patent number: 7109887
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for automatically testing the integrity of an inductive loop in a vehicle detector system. A check loop is placed adjacent each inductive loop in a multi-channel vehicle detector system. Each check loop is periodically activated by the vehicle detector to simulate a vehicle load on the associated inductive loop. Samples representing loop inductance at different activation periods are compared with a standard. When the result exceeds the standard, the inductive loop is subjected to additional sample testing with decreasing time intervals between sampling. After a number of additional samples exceed the standard, the inductive loop is deemed failed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Assignee: Reno A&E
    Inventors: Jason Zhen-yu Lu, Benjamin Luke, Allen Jacobs
  • Publication number: 20050199265
    Abstract: An motorized stain-removal brush is provided. A method of using motorized stain-removal brush for cleaning inanimate surfaces is also provided. The motorized stain-removal brush includes a handle having a motor disposed therein, a head having a longitudinal axis, and a neck disposed between the handle and the head. Bristle holders are associated with the head. The motor is operatively connected to the bristle holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2004
    Publication date: September 15, 2005
    Inventors: Paul Amaat Raymond Gerard France, Bradley Wayne Daubenspeck, Linda Shumansky Girard, Stephen Allen Jacobs, Roberto Mastrigli, Neil Anthony Litten, Graham John Boyd, Gregory Spooner
  • Publication number: 20050138488
    Abstract: A m thod and apparatus for monitoring for Red Fail faults in a traffic signal control system. Traffic control signals generated by a traffic control unit are grouped into channels. Certain channels are specified for Red Fail testing in which all lights in a given channel are inactive at the same time. Channels which are not specified are not subject to Red Fail testing, but other conflict testing can still be performed on these unselected channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2003
    Publication date: June 23, 2005
    Applicant: RENO AGRICULTURE AND ELECTRONICS
    Inventor: Allen Jacobs
  • Publication number: 20050116837
    Abstract: A malfunction management method and apparatus for monitoring the levels of D.C. voltage supply signals from power supplies used to power associated traffic control equipment. A D.C. voltage from each power supply is checked against a reference threshold value in the malfunction management unit. If either voltage drops below the threshold value for a minimum time period, a fault signal is generated and the operation of the traffic control equipment is overridden. The threshold value used to test the D.C. voltage levels is selectable between the same level for all inputs or different levels for different inputs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2003
    Publication date: June 2, 2005
    Applicant: RENO AGRICULTURE AND ELECTRONICS
    Inventor: Allen Jacobs
  • Publication number: 20050110657
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for monitoring for Red Fail faults in a traffic signal control system. Traffic control signals generated by a traffic control unit are grouped into channels. A parent-child relationship is established between some channels. When testing for a Red Fail fault, the control signals in both the parent channel and the child channel are examined. A Red Fail fault will occur only if all the control signals examined in both the parent and the child channel are inactive. The control signals examined in the child channel can be limited to the Green and Walk signals; or may include the Yellow signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2003
    Publication date: May 26, 2005
    Applicant: RENO AGRICULTURE AND ELECTRONICS
    Inventor: Allen Jacobs
  • Publication number: 20050110660
    Abstract: A malfunction management method and apparatus for monitoring for conflicts between pedestrian advisory sign control signals and vehicle Ian signal head control signals generated by a traffic control unit. Continuously activated (solid) control signals for pedestrian advisory signs and vehicle lane signal heads are monitored for conflicts between WALK pedestrian signals and GREEN and YELLOW vehicle signals for vehicle lanes potentially conflicting with the pedestrian walk way. Flashing DON'T WALK pedestrian signals and continuously activated Green and YELLOW vehicle signals for potentially conflicting vehicle lanes are also monitored for conflicts. A display indicates which input signal channels are enabled for monitoring in the flashing DON'T WALK mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2003
    Publication date: May 26, 2005
    Applicant: RENO AGRICULTURE AND ELECTRONICS
    Inventor: Allen Jacobs
  • Publication number: 20050110659
    Abstract: A vehicle detector system having a number of individual vehicle detectors each capable of sampling a plurality of vehicle loops in mutual synchronization. One detector operates as a master detector for synchronization purposes; the other detectors are operated as slave detectors. The system can be configured for series or parallel synchronous operation. The system is particularly advantageous in installations requiring a large number of closely spaced vehicle loops each operated by a detector set to high sensitivity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2003
    Publication date: May 26, 2005
    Applicant: RENO AGRICULTURE AND ELECTRONICS
    Inventors: Jason Lu, Benjamin Luke, Allen Jacobs
  • Publication number: 20050110658
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for automatically testing the integrity of an inductive loop in a vehicle detector system. A check loop is placed adjacent each inductive loop in a multi-channel vehicle detector system. Each check loop is periodically activated by the vehicle detector to simulate a vehicle load on the associated inductive loop. Samples representing loop inductance at different activation periods are compared with a standard. When the result exceeds the standard, the inductive loop is subjected to additional sample testing with decreasing time intervals between sampling. After a number of additional samples exceed the standard, the inductive loop is deemed failed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2003
    Publication date: May 26, 2005
    Applicant: RENO AGRICULTURE AND ELECTRONICS
    Inventors: Jason Lu, Benjamin Luke, Allen Jacobs