Patents by Inventor Benjamin Holson

Benjamin Holson 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: 10279480
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and computer readable media applicable to robots, such as balancing robots. Some implementations are directed to determining multiple measures of a property of a robot for a given time and determining a final measure of the property of the robot for the given time based on the multiple measures. One or more control commands may be generated based on the final measure of the property and provided to one or more actuators of the robot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: X DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin Holson, Jeffrey Bingham, Ben Berkowitz
  • Patent number: 8788096
    Abstract: Mobile self-balancing robots for telepresence are provided. The robots comprise a base, a head, and a shaft therebetween. The shaft can be telescoping to allow the head to be extended above the base to about the height of a normal sized person, or can be retracted to make the robot more compact for easier storage and transportation. The head includes components for telepresence such as cameras, a speaker, a microphone, a laser pointer, and a display screen, as well as protection from impacts and falls. The base provides locomotion and balance, and a narrow shaft between the head and base minimizes the robot's weight and reduces the likelihood of collisions with protrusions like table edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Anybots 2.0, Inc.
    Inventors: John L. Sokol, Trevor Blackwell, Scott Wiley, Daniel Casner, Benjamin Holson
  • Patent number: 8306664
    Abstract: Mobile self-balancing robots for telepresence are provided. The robots comprise a base, a head, and a shaft therebetween. The shaft can be telescoping to allow the head to be extended above the base to about the height of a normal sized person, or can be retracted to make the robot more compact for easier storage and transportation. The head includes components for telepresence such as cameras, a speaker, a microphone, a laser pointer, and a display screen, as well as protection from impacts and falls. The base provides locomotion and balance, and a narrow shaft between the head and base minimizes the robot's weight and reduces the likelihood of collisions with protrusions like table edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Anybots 2.0, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Wiley, Trevor Blackwell, Daniel Casner, Benjamin Holson
  • Patent number: D626578
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Anybots, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Wiley, Trevor Blackwell, Daniel Casner, Benjamin Holson
  • Patent number: D627377
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Anybots, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Wiley, Trevor Blackwell, Daniel Casner, Benjamin Holson