Patents by Inventor Anders T. Brandt

Anders T. Brandt 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: 20180212792
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling devices, including controller and actuators are disclosed. Actuators may be devices where remote control of the device or devices is convenient, such as lights, window shades, fans and similar items. In one method, controllers are adapted to send commands from a first controller to an actuator and to a second controller, and from the second controller to the actuator and to the first controller, where the controllers store a state of the actuator as a result of the actuator executing the command.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventor: Anders T. Brandt
  • Publication number: 20180167224
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present disclosure improved capabilities are described for an RF wireless energy-harvesting device comprising an energy-harvesting mechanism, a message generation facility, and a transmission facility, wherein the RF wireless energy-harvesting device generates electrical energy through the energy harvesting mechanism from a harvesting action, generates a message through the message generation facility, and transmits the message through the transmission facility to a second wireless device, wherein the second wireless device is a second RF wireless energy-harvesting device, a networked device, a mesh network node, or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventor: Anders T. Brandt
  • Patent number: 9954692
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling devices, including controller and actuators are disclosed. Actuators may be devices where remote control of the device or devices is convenient, such as lights, window shades, fans and similar items. In one method, a user sends a command to a controller and to an actuator. The controller also sends a proxy update to a second controller that is also in communication with the actuator. The proxy controller, also in contact with the actuator, now has knowledge of the state or position of the actuator and is in a better position if the proxy controller is asked to assume control of the actuator. In another method, an actuator or controller may also receive a trigger setup, asking the actuator to tell the controller when an action occurs, but not to take action until receiving a further command from the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Sigma Designs, Inc.
    Inventor: Anders T. Brandt
  • Publication number: 20170006521
    Abstract: A system includes an RF wireless mesh network having a number of RF nodes, the RF nodes including low-speed RF nodes, multi-speed RF nodes, and a high-speed RF node. The low-speed RF nodes communicate at a low-speed data rate among the RF nodes. The multi-speed nodes communicate at the high-speed data rate with other multi-speed RF nodes and with the high-speed RF node, and at a low-speed data rate with the low-speed RF nodes. The high-speed RF node communicates at the high-speed data rate. A multi-speed node receives an unsolicited broadcast message transmitted from the high-speed RF node at the high-speed data rate without prior negotiations, and transmits the broadcast message to at least one of the RF nodes at a data rate that is an optimal speed for the receiving RF node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Inventor: Anders T. Brandt
  • Publication number: 20170005819
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling devices, including controller and actuators are disclosed. Actuators may be devices where remote control of the device or devices is convenient, such as lights, window shades, fans and similar items. In one method, a user sends a command to a controller and to an actuator. The controller also sends a proxy update to a second controller that is also in communication with the actuator. The proxy controller, also in contact with the actuator, now has knowledge of the state or position of the actuator and is in a better position if the proxy controller is asked to assume control of the actuator. In another method, an actuator or controller may also receive a trigger setup, asking the actuator to tell the controller when an action occurs, but not to take action until receiving a further command from the controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Inventor: Anders T. Brandt
  • Publication number: 20150187209
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling devices, including controller and actuators are disclosed. Actuators may be devices where remote control of the device or devices is convenient, such as lights, window shades, fans and similar items. In one method, a user sends a command to a controller and to an actuator. The controller also sends a proxy update to a second controller that is also in communication with the actuator. The proxy controller, also in contact with the actuator, now has knowledge of the state or position of the actuator and is in a better position if the proxy controller is asked to assume control of the actuator. In another method, an actuator or controller may also receive a trigger setup, asking the actuator to tell the controller when an action occurs, but not to take action until receiving a further command from the controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Inventor: Anders T. Brandt