Patents by Inventor Andrew Weiss

Andrew Weiss 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: 11150185
    Abstract: The present technology is directed to the nanoparticles for use as molecular environmental sensors. The nanoparticles comprise a photoluminescence core and a plurality of ligands bound to the core and forming a quencher permeable ligand shell. The ligands comprise a reactive or charged moiety capable of being modulated between a first stand and a second state, and the proportion of ligands in each state determine the permeability of the ligand shell to a photoluminescence quencher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Northwestern University
    Inventors: Chen He, David J. Weinberg, Emily A. Weiss, Jeremiah Yoonsung Kim, Chen Wang, Andrew Lee
  • Patent number: 11107457
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for generating speech from text. One of the systems includes one or more computers and one or more storage devices storing instructions that when executed by one or more computers cause the one or more computers to implement: a sequence-to-sequence recurrent neural network configured to: receive a sequence of characters in a particular natural language, and process the sequence of characters to generate a spectrogram of a verbal utterance of the sequence of characters in the particular natural language; and a subsystem configured to: receive the sequence of characters in the particular natural language, and provide the sequence of characters as input to the sequence-to-sequence recurrent neural network to obtain as output the spectrogram of the verbal utterance of the sequence of characters in the particular natural language.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Samuel Bengio, Yuxuan Wang, Zongheng Yang, Zhifeng Chen, Yonghui Wu, Ioannis Agiomyrgiannakis, Ron J. Weiss, Navdeep Jaitly, Ryan M. Rifkin, Robert Andrew James Clark, Quoc V. Le, Russell J. Ryan, Ying Xiao
  • Patent number: 11106869
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes receiving a message of a pharmacy customer wherein the message includes a text string, and generating a set of one or more intents corresponding to the pharmacy customer by analyzing the text string using a trained machine learning model, wherein each of the one or more intents correspond to a respective desired action pertaining to the pharmacy order. The machine learning model may be a classification model. The method further includes generating at least one response message based on the set of intents corresponding to the pharmacy customer and transmitting the at least one response message to a mobile device associated with the pharmacy customer. The set of one or more intents may be chosen from a list of commonplace pharmacy customer intents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: WALGREEN CO.
    Inventors: Lindsey Kanefsky, Kartik Subramanian, Andrew Schweinfurth, Benjamin Weiss
  • Patent number: 10885573
    Abstract: A device locating method includes broadcasting by a first mobile device a signal comprising an identifier associated with the first mobile device. A second mobile device receives and measures the signal broadcast by the first mobile device to produce one or more signal measurements. The second mobile device transmits the identifier associated with the first mobile device and the one or more signal measurements to a computing system. The computing system receives the identifier associated with the first mobile device and the one or more signal measurements from the second mobile device. The computing system estimates a location of the first mobile device based on the one or more signal measurements, and the location is transmitted to a user associated with the first mobile device. A traffic flow determination method, product ordering method and associated systems are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Location Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Weiss, Scott Hotes, Joseph Anakata, Costandino Dufort Moraites, Tasos Roumeliotis
  • Patent number: 10841787
    Abstract: A computer implemented method for determining the location of a target device is disclosed. A locate request is received for the target device. The locate request is forwarded. A locate for the target device in response to the locate request is received, the locate including a location and a location accuracy. The received location accuracy is compared with an accuracy threshold, and a calculated location of the target device is forwarded when the received location accuracy is not within the accuracy threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Location Labs, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Weiss
  • Patent number: 10750006
    Abstract: A system and method for implementing controls corresponding to a particular mobile device. The method includes receiving from a first party corresponding to the particular mobile device a designation of a second party and receiving control instructions from the second party. A particular geographic area and/or a particular time frame is associated with the second party. A processor alternately delegates one or more device controls of the particular mobile device from the first party to the second party based on a current location of the particular mobile device relative to the particular geographic area and/or a current time relative to the particular time frame. The control instructions received from the second party are applied when the one or more device controls are delegated to the second party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Location Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Weiss, Tasos Roumeliotis, Sourya Roy
  • Patent number: 10650333
    Abstract: A task management system and method that enables task assignment, that supports task monitoring, that produces task reminders, that verifies task completion, and that assigns rewards or penalties based on task performance. The task management system implements a method of receiving an indication of a particular task to be completed and first image data that corresponds to the particular task. The method further includes receiving second image data that corresponds to a second image, and processor comparing the first image data and the second image data. The processor can determine whether the particular task is completed based on comparing the first image data and the second image data. A notification indicating whether the particular task is completed is then sent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Location Labs, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Weiss
  • Patent number: 10652697
    Abstract: A locator assembly is provided. The locator assembly includes an article of wear and a location sending device embedded in the article of wear. A bio-related electric generator is connected to the location sending device for providing power for the location sending device. A system for locating a person and a locating method are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Location Labs, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Weiss
  • Patent number: 10584021
    Abstract: Load centering devices and methods for a material handling vehicle are provided. In particular, load centering devices and methods are provided that enable a load to be centered with respect to load carrying forks on a material handling vehicle when the load is raised and/or lowered by the forks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: The Raymond Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph Andrew Weiss, Robert Paterson, Boris Trifunovic
  • Patent number: 10560324
    Abstract: A system and method for controlling device use is provided. A computing system stores a first state corresponding to a status of one or more functional components of a user device. A user device stores a second state corresponding to the first state and corresponding to the status of the one or more functional components of the user device. An instruction to modify the status of the one or more functional components of the user device is received, and the computing system modifies the first state and the status of the one or more functional components at a network level responsive to the instruction. The user device modifies the second state and the status of the one or more functional components at a device level responsive to the instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Location Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Weiss, Scott Hotes, Joseph Anakata, Eric Schuchman, Mitchell Scott Ozer, Ariel Haney, Tasos Roumeliotis
  • Patent number: 10548469
    Abstract: An oral monitoring system is provided. The oral monitoring system includes one or more cameras configured for installation in a mouth for capturing images. A memory is configured for storing images. One or more processors are configured to process images captured by the one or more cameras, and a wireless transmitter is configured to transmit data corresponding to the captured images. A chemical sensor is further provided and the wireless transmitter is further configured to transmit data corresponding to substances detected by the chemical sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Location Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Weiss, Scott Hotes
  • Patent number: 10489999
    Abstract: A bio-implantable identification device configured for implantation in a user's body is provided. The bio-implantable identification device includes at least one memory configured to store a key, a receiver configured to receive an identification request, at least one processor configured to sign the identification request using the key stored in the at least one memory of the device, and a transmitter configured to transmit the signed request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Location Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Weiss, Scott Hotes
  • Patent number: 10492031
    Abstract: A locator assembly is provided. The locator assembly includes an article of wear and a location sending device embedded in the article of wear. A bio-related electric generator is connected to the location sending device for providing power for the location sending device. A system for locating a person and a locating method are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Location Labs, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Weiss
  • Patent number: 10447838
    Abstract: A process-based, automated phone fraud management system that operates over a communication network to protect a user from attempted fraud by a fraud agent is disclosed. Local application software interacts with server software to provide alerts for a protected user based on phone numbers known to be, assumed to be, or found to be associated with fraud agents. The server keeps lists of phone numbers, and searches those lists to classify phone numbers. Phone calls to or from numbers associated with a fraud agent are interrupted. Questionable calls are converted to text and the text is then searched to identify words and phrases commonly associated with phone fraud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Location Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Weiss, Scott Hotes
  • Patent number: 10445464
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method is provided including receiving sensor data from a mobile device corresponding to a first user. A user state of the first user is predicted based on the sensor data. A request is transmitted to the first user to confirm the predicted user state, and a notification is transmitted regarding the predicted user state to a second user responsive to the first user's confirmation of the predicted user state or the first user's failure to respond to the request. A computing system for monitoring and reporting activity of a mobile device is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Location Labs, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Weiss
  • Patent number: 10417604
    Abstract: A device locating method includes broadcasting by a first mobile device a signal comprising an identifier associated with the first mobile device. A second mobile device receives and measures the signal broadcast by the first mobile device to produce one or more signal measurements. The second mobile device transmits the identifier associated with the first mobile device and the one or more signal measurements to a computing system. The computing system receives the identifier associated with the first mobile device and the one or more signal measurements from the second mobile device. The computing system estimates a location of the first mobile device based on the one or more signal measurements, and the location is transmitted to a user associated with the first mobile device. A traffic flow determination method, product ordering method and associated systems are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Location Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Weiss, Scott Hotes, Joseph Anakata, Costandino Dufort Moraites, Tasos Roumeliotis
  • Publication number: 20190142260
    Abstract: An oral monitoring system is provided. The oral monitoring system includes one or more cameras configured for installation in a mouth for capturing images. A memory is configured for storing images. One or more processors are configured to process images captured by the one or more cameras, and a wireless transmitter is configured to transmit data corresponding to the captured images. A chemical sensor is further provided and the wireless transmitter is further configured to transmit data corresponding to substances detected by the chemical sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: Location Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Weiss, Scott Hotes
  • Publication number: 20190090121
    Abstract: A computer implemented method for determining the location of a target device is disclosed. A locate request is received for the target device. The locate request is forwarded. A locate for the target device in response to the locate request is received, the locate including a location and a location accuracy. The received location accuracy is compared with an accuracy threshold, and a calculated location of the target device is forwarded when the received location accuracy is not within the accuracy threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: Location Labs, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Weiss
  • Patent number: 10202267
    Abstract: Systems and methods for sensing the presence of a load carried by a material handling vehicle are provided. The material handling vehicle includes a vehicle body, and a load supporting member configured to support the load. The material handling vehicle further includes a load sensor configured to determine the presence of the load within a defined range of the load supporting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: The Raymond Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph Andrew Weiss, Robert Paterson
  • Publication number: 20190043012
    Abstract: A device locating method includes broadcasting by a first mobile device a signal comprising an identifier associated with the first mobile device. A second mobile device receives and measures the signal broadcast by the first mobile device to produce one or more signal measurements. The second mobile device transmits the identifier associated with the first mobile device and the one or more signal measurements to a computing system. The computing system receives the identifier associated with the first mobile device and the one or more signal measurements from the second mobile device. The computing system estimates a location of the first mobile device based on the one or more signal measurements, and the location is transmitted to a user associated with the first mobile device. A traffic flow determination method, product ordering method and associated systems are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicant: Location Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Weiss, Scott Hotes, Joseph Anakata, Costandino Dufort Moraites, Tasos Roumeliotis