Patents by Inventor Antonio Mugica

Antonio Mugica 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: 20180211467
    Abstract: The process of casting a ballot from a remote location over electronic means faces a lot of technological challenges. One key challenge is the fact a purely electronic process leaves no physical or paper audit trail behind for voters to verify their ballots have been recorded properly, and for use in case of a recount. The present invention demonstrates a means to solve this problem by implementing a remote voter-verifiable paper audit trail (R-VVPAT) device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Applicant: SMARTMATIC INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Paul BABIC, Antonio MUGICA, Michael SUMMERS
  • Patent number: 9092922
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and programs allow for the secure compilation of vote data from electronic voting machines at a voting location. Systems, methods, and programs provide the secure electronic transmission of the vote data to a central location for tabulation. provide a vote data consolidation function that can collect and consolidate vote data from a plurality of types or generations voting machines. Systems, methods, and programs provide a vote data transmission function that can communicate with a server in a central tabulation headquarters to securely transmit vote data that has been consolidated from a plurality of voting machines. Systems, methods, and programs provide a voter initialization function, wherein, after establishing a voter's identity, a voter authorization card may be initialized for the voter to gain access to a voting machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: SMARTMATIC INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Antonio Mugica, Eduardo Correia, Roger Pinate
  • Patent number: 8812835
    Abstract: Network interoperability is presently limited due to the existence of many different and often incompatible hardware implementations and communication protocols, where products from competing manufacturers are often not interoperable; and due to the number of protocols already in existence, there is little hope that standards can fully solve the problem in a reasonable time span. Vast potential benefits could be reaped if networks of various types could be accessed and shared regardless of their underlying network protocols and/or physical media, and also increased or unlimited interconnectivity would greatly increase the value of networks. The present invention proposes a novel method to achieve network protocol independence, consisting of a protocol-independent network communications model, that allows communication between device nodes belonging in networks based on diverse physical architectures and protocols, which can therefore be regarded together as hybrid networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Smartmatic International Corporation
    Inventors: Antonio Mugica, Paul Babic, Oscar Mora
  • Patent number: 8659650
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method and apparatus for biometric and biographic data capture. The apparatus includes a main unit, a display monitor having a lower end that is pivotably attached to the main unit, a lower casing that houses the main unit, a bay formed in the lower casing for storing an input unit, an image capture device attached to an upper end of the monitor, the upper end being located on an opposite end of the display monitor compared to the lower end wherein the image capture device includes an illumination section for illuminating a subject to be imaged and an image capture section that captures an image of the subject, a secondary data input unit that is removably attached to the bay and is in communication with the main unit via a data transfer path, an upper casing securable to the lower casing so as to form an outer shell section, and a handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Smartmatic International Corporation
    Inventors: Antonio Mugica, Roger Pinate, Paul Babic, Jorge M. Vasquez, Romano Stasi, Paul Chen, Ernesto Vecchi, German Dorta, Dimas Ulacio, Dany Farina, Luis Coronel, Fabiola Arrivillaga
  • Publication number: 20110007143
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method and apparatus for biometric and biographic data capture. The apparatus includes a main unit, a display monitor having a lower end that is pivotably attached to the main unit, a lower casing that houses the main unit, a bay formed in the lower casing for storing an input unit, an image capture device attached to an upper end of the monitor, the upper end being located on an opposite end of the display monitor compared to the lower end wherein the image capture device includes an illumination section for illuminating a subject to be imaged and an image capture section that captures an image of the subject, a secondary data input unit that is removably attached to the bay and is in communication with the main unit via a data transfer path, an upper casing securable to the lower casing so as to form an outer shell section, and a handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Inventors: Antonio MUGICA, Roger Pinate, Paul Babic, Jorge M. Vasquez, Romano Stasi, Paul Chen, Ernesto Vecchi, German Dorta, Dimas Ulacio, Dany Farina, Luis Coronel, Fabiola Arrivillaga
  • Patent number: 7865597
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a novel method to implement a Smart Device Network Application Infrastructure (SDNA) that supports and facilitates the development, deployment and management of device networks and device network applications. The Smart Device Network Application infrastructure (SDNA) refers to an integrated processing platform that supports and facilitates the development, deployment and management of distributed applications based on device networks. It involves the concurrent execution of several processes that interact to provide support and resources for said applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Smartmatics International, Corp.
    Inventors: Lino Igelsias, Roger Pinate, Antonio Mugica, Paul Babic, Jeffrey Naveda, Dany Farina, Rodrigo Meneses, Salvador Ponticelli, Gisela Goncalves, Yrem Caruso
  • Publication number: 20090152350
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and programs allow for the secure compilation of vote data from electronic voting machines at a voting location. Systems, methods, and programs provide the secure electronic transmission of the vote data to a central location for tabulation. provide a vote data consolidation function that can collect and consolidate vote data from a plurality of types or generations voting machines. Systems, methods, and programs provide a vote data transmission function that can communicate with a server in a central tabulation headquarters to securely transmit vote data that has been consolidated from a plurality of voting machines. Systems, methods, and programs provide a voter initialization function, wherein, after establishing a voter's identity, a voter authorization card may be initialized for the voter to gain access to a voting machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Applicant: SMARTMATIC INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Antonio Mugica, Eduardo Correia, Roger Pinate
  • Patent number: 7537159
    Abstract: In the preferred embodiment, the invention is a data entry device intended for use by voters during an election to enter selected choices. Its basic functions are to display available options and accept voter input. Its design achieves simplicity in its preparation, deployment, and operation at any given electoral event. It also furnishes accuracy, reliability, durability, and reusability. It connects in a standard protocol to a voting station's host processor. It accepts up to 300 key codes, each one potentially a unique selection. Names, symbols, or pictures identifying candidates are printed on a paper template compliant with the device's geometry, inserted prior to an election, and visible through the device's transparent cover. When the number of candidates or valid options in a contest exceeds its capacity, additional identical units can be chain-connected, until a sufficient number of voting options are available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Assignee: SmartMatic International Corporation
    Inventors: Antonio Mugica, Roger A Pinate, Roberto E Zamorano, Eduado M Correia, Edilmo D Palencia
  • Publication number: 20070086476
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a novel method to implement a Smart Device Network Application Infrastructure (SDNA) that supports and facilitates the development, deployment and management of device networks and device network applications. The Smart Device Network Application infrastructure (SDNA) refers to an integrated processing platform that supports and facilitates the development, deployment and management of distributed applications based on device networks. It involves the concurrent execution of several processes that interact to provide support and resources for said applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2006
    Publication date: April 19, 2007
    Applicant: SMARTMATIC, CORP.
    Inventors: Lino Iglesias, Roger Pinate, Antonio Mugica, Paul Babic, Jeffrey Naveda, Dany Farina, Rodrigo Meneses, Salvador Ponticelli, Gisela Goncalves, Yrem Caruso
  • Publication number: 20070007340
    Abstract: In the preferred embodiment, the invention is a data entry device intended for use by voters during an election to enter selected choices. Its basic functions are to display available options and accept voter input. Its design achieves simplicity in its preparation, deployment, and operation at any given electoral event. It also furnishes accuracy, reliability, durability, and reusability. It connects in a standard protocol to a voting station's host processor. It accepts up to 300 key codes, each one potentially a unique selection. Names, symbols, or pictures identifying candidates are printed on a paper template compliant with the device's geometry, inserted prior to an election, and visible through the device's transparent cover. When the number of candidates or valid options in a contest exceeds its capacity, additional identical units can be chain-connected, until a sufficient number of voting options are available.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2005
    Publication date: January 11, 2007
    Inventors: Antonio Mugica, Roger Pinate, Roberto Zamorano, Eduado Correia, Edilmo Palencia
  • Patent number: 7058055
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a method of source routing to implement device-to-device communications across a hybrid distributed device control network. The method is based in packet communications in which packets are structured so that they can be readily converted between communications protocols, and in which packets enclose routing information and parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Assignee: Smartmatic Corp.
    Inventors: Antonio Mugica, Paul Babic, Lino Iglesias
  • Patent number: 7003774
    Abstract: The present invention is a software architecture that provides high versatility and performance. This architecture is composed of two dimensions: the first one belongs in the application level, and the second in the multicore dimension. The application dimension is related to the different applications based in the conceptual model of abstractions exposed in this patent. The multicore dimension is related to the applications dimension instantiated several times in the same computer (multiple processors) or in several computers. All the cores within the multicore dimension are related in order to share information and integrate all the architecture''s applications. The multicore architecture avoids bottlenecks in the simultaneous execution of multiple applications on the same computer by means of a large virtual core composed of small interconnected cores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2006
    Assignee: Smartmatic
    Inventors: Antonio Mugica, Carlos Alonso, Lino Iglesias
  • Patent number: 6964049
    Abstract: Low processing power microprocessors are cheap and represent a great solution for automation, control, basic signal processing and other problems. A microprocessor's intelligence derives from the program it executes. The Smart Internetworking Operating System (SIOS) is a multitasking operating system capable of operating in low processing power platforms, such as 8-bit microprocessors, SIOS supports rapid development of complete applications since task programming is based on SIOS instructions, instead of on the underlying microprocessor's native language. The SIOS instruction set allows the execution of both simple and complex operations, which speed up application development since programmers need not be concerned with the microprocessor-specific details, and can concentrate on developing intelligent operation routines according to the requirements of the problem at hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2005
    Assignee: Smartmatic Corporation
    Inventors: Lino Iglesias, Roger Pinate, Antonio Mugica, Paul Babic, Jeffrey Naveda, Dany Farina, Rodrigo Meneses, Salvador Ponticelli, Gisela Goncalves, Yrem Caruso
  • Publication number: 20050133596
    Abstract: On the preferred embodiment, this invention comprises a pen-like bar code scanning device used by an individual voter during an election to scan the names of his or her preferred candidates off a single preprinted improved ballot sheet. The candidate-related data read by the scanner is submitted to a voting machine in a standard protocol, which may allow vote verification and casting in an electronic fashion. The ballot paper remains intact and, hence, it can be used by all voters assigned to a specific voting device, machine or precinct. The main function and object of this device is to facilitate voter's introduction of voting choices using inexpensive prior art technology while eliminating the need to preprint millions of ballots for an election process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2003
    Publication date: June 23, 2005
    Inventors: Antonio Mugica, Paul Babic, Eduardo Correia
  • Publication number: 20050129022
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a method of source routing to implement device-to-device communications across a hybrid distributed device control network. The method is based in packet communications in which packets are structured so that they can be readily converted between communications protocols, and in which packets enclose routing information and parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2005
    Publication date: June 16, 2005
    Inventors: Antonio Mugica, Paul Babic, Lino Iglesias
  • Patent number: 6717611
    Abstract: In the preferred embodiment this video system comprises a master control unit 52, several slave devices 50 connected to a video camera, a videotape recorder and a video monitor. This system adds video bus capabilities to a standard video system, so a standard video surveillance system may be upgraded to a video bus system without major changes. The video bus system requires an external control device because an embedded controller could limit the final application to a single manufacturer. Using this approach, the videotape recorders and cameras may be standard systems, and the control of the video bus system resides in the external control device, adding features without any major changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2004
    Assignee: Smart Matic, Corp.
    Inventors: Jonathan Bartolotta, Antonio Mugica, Glauco Rocco
  • Publication number: 20030208527
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a novel method to implement a Smart Device Network Application Infrastructure (SDNA) that supports and facilitates the development, deployment and management of device networks and device network applications. The Smart Device Network Application infrastructure (SDNA) refers to an integrated processing platform that supports and facilitates the development, deployment and management of distributed applications based on device networks. It involves the concurrent execution of several processes that interact to provide support and resources for said applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2001
    Publication date: November 6, 2003
    Inventors: Lino Lglesais, Roger Pinate, Antonio Mugica, Paul Babic, Jeffrey Neveda, Dany Farina, Rodrigo Meneses, Salvador Ponticelli, Gisela Goncalves, Yrem Caruso
  • Patent number: D616438
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Smartmatic International Corporation
    Inventors: Antonio Mugica, Roger Pinate, Paul Babic, Jorge M. Vasquez, Romano Stasi, Paul Chen, Ernesto Vecchi, German Dorta, Dimas Ulacio, Dany Farina, Luis Coronel, Fabiola Arrivillaga
  • Patent number: D616439
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Smartmatic International Corporation
    Inventors: Antonio Mugica, Roger Pinate, Paul Babic, Jorge M. Vasquez, Romano Stasi, Paul Chen, Ernesto Vecchi, German Dorta, Dimas Ulacio, Dany Farina, Luis Coronel, Fabiola Arrivillaga
  • Patent number: D625725
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: Smartmatic International Corporation
    Inventors: Antonio Mugica, Roger Pinate, Paul Babic, Jorge M. Vasquez, Romano Stasi, Paul Chen, Ernesto Vecchi, German Dorta, Dimas Ulacio, Dany Farina, Luis Coronel, Fabiola Arrivillaga