Patents by Inventor Andrew Silva

Andrew Silva 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: 20210275951
    Abstract: A turbine engine having an inducer assembly. The inducer assembly includes a centrifugal separator fluidly coupled to an inducer with an inducer inlet and an inducer outlet. The centrifugal separator includes a body, an angular velocity increaser to form a concentrated-particle stream and a reduced-particle stream, a flow splitter, and an exit conduit fluidly coupled to the body to receive the reduced-particle stream and define a separator outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Timothy Deryck STONE, Gregory Michael LASKOWSKI, Robert PROCTOR, Curtis STOVER, Robert Francis Manning, Victor Hugo Silva CORREIA, Jared Peter BUHLER, Robert Carl MURRAY, Corey BOURASSA, Byron Andrew PRITCHARD, JR., Jonathan Russell RATZLAFF
  • Patent number: 11100766
    Abstract: Systems and methods for cash drawer detection and control are disclosed herein. The systems and methods may include use of an adaptor. The adaptor may connect a cash drawer to a point of sale (POS) terminal. The adaptor may include allow for an input signal to be received from the cash drawer. The type of cash drawer can be identified based on the input signal. An output signal operative to open the cash drawer can be generated and transmitted to the cash drawer to open the cash drawer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Sergio Silva, John Crooks, Andrew Klenzak, Lawrence Garcia Lim, Eric Robert Thoroe
  • Patent number: 10829126
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are disclosed to monitor and evaluate vehicle operator behavior. An example apparatus includes at least one processor to process image data to identify a traffic sign in relation to a vehicle; identify a driver event using a pattern of objects including the traffic sign and the vehicle in the image data; and evaluate compliance with a driver event rule for the driver event by at least: a) calculating a proximity of the traffic sign to the vehicle based on i) a distance between the vehicle and the traffic sign and ii) an operating state of the vehicle; b) comparing the proximity of the traffic sign and the operating state of the vehicle to determine an actual vehicle operating behavior; and c) generating a score associated with operation of the vehicle by comparing the actual vehicle operating behavior with the reference vehicle operating behavior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Timothy Innes, Stephen Mitchell, Soe Naing, Matthew O'Donnell, Andrew Silva
  • Publication number: 20190152489
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are disclosed to monitor and evaluate vehicle operator behavior. An example apparatus includes at least one processor to process image data to identify a traffic sign in relation to a vehicle; identify a driver event using a pattern of objects including the traffic sign and the vehicle in the image data; and evaluate compliance with a driver event rule for the driver event by at least: a) calculating a proximity of the traffic sign to the vehicle based on i) a distance between the vehicle and the traffic sign and ii) an operating state of the vehicle; b) comparing the proximity of the traffic sign and the operating state of the vehicle to determine an actual vehicle operating behavior; and c) generating a score associated with operation of the vehicle by comparing the actual vehicle operating behavior with the reference vehicle operating behavior.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Timothy Innes, Stephen Mitchell, Soe Naing, Matthew O'Donnell, Andrew Silva
  • Patent number: 10189479
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are disclosed to monitor and evaluate vehicle operator behavior. An example method includes processing, using a particularly programmed processor, image data obtained with respect to a vehicle to identify an object in the image data. The example method includes measuring, using the mobile device, a geographic location of the vehicle. The example method includes determining, using the mobile device, an operating state of the vehicle. The example method includes analyzing the object in the image data, the geographic location, and the operating state of the vehicle to determine a behavior of the vehicle. The example method includes generating a score for a driver associated with the vehicle by comparing the behavior of the vehicle with a reference behavior, the reference behavior quantified by one or more driving metrics. The example method includes outputting the score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Timothy Innes, Stephen Mitchell, Soe Naing, Matthew O'Donnell, Andrew Silva
  • Publication number: 20170291611
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are disclosed to monitor and evaluate vehicle operator behavior. An example method includes processing, using a particularly programmed processor, image data obtained with respect to a vehicle to identify an object in the image data. The example method includes measuring, using the mobile device, a geographic location of the vehicle. The example method includes determining, using the mobile device, an operating state of the vehicle. The example method includes analyzing the object in the image data, the geographic location, and the operating state of the vehicle to determine a behavior of the vehicle. The example method includes generating a score for a driver associated with the vehicle by comparing the behavior of the vehicle with a reference behavior, the reference behavior quantified by one or more driving metrics. The example method includes outputting the score.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Inventors: Timothy Innes, Stephen Mitchell, Soe Naing, Matthew O'Donnell, Andrew Silva
  • Publication number: 20120107782
    Abstract: A trainer for a martial artist or boxer is provided comprising a container, a movable element positioned within container and a handle for grasping the trainer. The movable element produces an audible signal when it strikes a forward surface of the container and a muted audible signal or no audible signal when it strikes a rearward surface of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Inventor: Andrew Silva