Patents by Inventor Brad Reeser

Brad Reeser 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: 20080039995
    Abstract: A vehicle fleet email notification system and method which assists in management of vehicle fleets by allowing fleet managers to send messages to fleet drivers as well as receive email messages that provide diverse types of dynamic vehicle information about the fleet vehicles. The email notifications are triggered by different events, some of which are independent of the vehicle (e.g., a monthly trigger), and others of which occur at the vehicle, such as a mileage or low oil life trigger. The notification system builds and sends to the fleet manager and/or drivers an email message that contains the dynamic vehicle information and identifies any detected vehicle condition for which action is needed. Messages from the fleet manager can be included in the emails that are sent to the drivers. GPS information from the fleet vehicles can be included in the emails to inform the fleet manager of the vehicles' locations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2006
    Publication date: February 14, 2008
    Applicant: GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Brad Reeser
  • Publication number: 20070136069
    Abstract: A method of customizing speech recognition in a mobile vehicle communication system is provided. A speech input is received at a telematics unit in communication with a call center, the speech input associated with a failure mode notification. The speech input is recorded at the telematics unit then forwarded to the call center via a wireless network based on the failure mode notification. At least one user-specific voice-recognition set is then received from the call center in response to the failure mode notification, wherein the user-specific voice-recognition set has been updated with the speech input. Systems and programs of customizing speech recognition in a mobile vehicle communication system are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2005
    Publication date: June 14, 2007
    Inventors: Shpetim Veliu, Hitan Kamdar, Anthony Sumcad, Russell Patenaude, Brad Reeser, Rathinavelu Chengalvarayan, Scott Pennock, Timothy Grost
  • Publication number: 20070027614
    Abstract: A method of navigating a plurality of vehicles includes receiving vehicle identifications from the plurality of vehicles at a central location. A travel group is formed based on the received vehicle identifications. Global positioning information is received from at least one vehicle associated with the travel group at the central location. The received global positioning information is transmitted from the central location to at least one vehicle associated with the travel group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2005
    Publication date: February 1, 2007
    Inventors: Brad Reeser, Russell Patenaude, Shpetim Veliu, Anthony Sumcad
  • Publication number: 20060173587
    Abstract: A method for remotely operating vehicle functions including receiving at least one wireless key fob signal at a kiosk system, receiving a vehicle function request at the kiosk system, and sending the wireless key fob signal from the kiosk system to a vehicle based on the vehicle function request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2005
    Publication date: August 3, 2006
    Inventors: Christopher Oesterling, Shpetim Veliu, Hitan Kamdar, Russell Patenaude, Brad Reeser, Anthony Sumcad
  • Publication number: 20060136106
    Abstract: A method for providing entertainment in a vehicle, including monitoring entertainment selections at a telematics unit, determining at least one user entertainment selection profile based on the monitoring and activating entertainment units based on the profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2004
    Publication date: June 22, 2006
    Inventors: Russell Patenaude, Patty Kogowski, Brad Reeser, Julianne Petschke
  • Publication number: 20060128301
    Abstract: A method of presenting channels to the user of a multi-channel wireless media service is provided. A user input is received in a mobile unit, wherein the user input has an associated category. At least one channel of the multi-channel wireless media service responsive to the user input is determined based upon a relationship of the channel to the associated category. Access to the channel is provided to the user. Alternative methods as well as systems and programs for accomplishing the method are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2004
    Publication date: June 15, 2006
    Inventors: Walter A. Dorfstatter, Russell Patenaude, Brad Reeser
  • Publication number: 20060128365
    Abstract: A method of customizing hold-time content in a mobile vehicle communication system includes gathering preference information from the mobile vehicle, determining hold-time content from the preference information and playing the determined hold-time content while the call is on hold. Systems and programs for customizing hold-time content are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2004
    Publication date: June 15, 2006
    Inventors: Hitan Kamdar, Russell Patenaude, Brad Reeser, Anthony Sumcad
  • Publication number: 20060069473
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of operating a telematics enabled mobile vehicle communication system. The method includes receiving vehicle diagnostic information at a relational database and analyzing the received vehicle diagnostic information. The method further includes identifying data correlations of interest identifying common elements associated with one or more specific situations based on the analyzed vehicle diagnostic information and identifying at least one client related to the data correlations. The method may further include distributing the vehicle diagnostic information associated with the identified data correlations and the identified clients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2004
    Publication date: March 30, 2006
    Inventors: Anthony Sumcad, Brad Reeser, Hitan Kamdar
  • Publication number: 20060025173
    Abstract: A pre-connection readiness system employs a telematics unit and a telematics call center. The telematics unit receives and stores pre-connection user information prior to a connection between the telematics unit and the telematics call center. The telematics unit and the telematics call center exchange the pre-connection user information subsequent to the connection between the telematics unit and the telematics call center.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2004
    Publication date: February 2, 2006
    Inventors: Hitan Kamdar, Russell Patenaude, Anthony Sumcad, Shpetim Veliu, Brad Reeser
  • Publication number: 20050288830
    Abstract: A system and method for telltale reset from a remote processing center. A method includes receiving a telltale indication 200, establishing communication with the remote processing center through a telematics device 202, and resetting the telltale indication from the remote processing center through the telematics device 204.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2004
    Publication date: December 29, 2005
    Inventors: Brad Reeser, Thomas Gawlik, Russell Patenaude
  • Publication number: 20050282489
    Abstract: A method and system for location-specific delivery of digital satellite broadcast data comprising determining a current service location, selecting a satellite radio band based on the determination, monitoring the selected satellite radio band for a data package, and initiating reception of the data package at the mobile device using the determined satellite radio band. A computer usable medium with suitable computer program code is employed for location-specific delivery of digital satellite broadcast data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2004
    Publication date: December 22, 2005
    Inventors: Hitan Kamdar, Russell Patenaude, Anthony Sumcad, Shpetim Veliu, Brad Reeser, Mingheng Wang
  • Publication number: 20050267647
    Abstract: The invention provides a method, a computer usable medium including a program, and a system for providing language translation in a vehicle telematics device. The method includes providing data in a first language format to the vehicle telematics device. The data in the first language format is transmitted from the vehicle telematics device to a call center. The data is translated at the call center from the first language format to a second language format. The data in the second language format is transmitted from the call center to the vehicle telematics device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2004
    Publication date: December 1, 2005
    Inventors: Hitan Kamdar, Russell Patenaude, Anthony Sumcad, Shpetim Veliu, Brad Reeser
  • Publication number: 20050208936
    Abstract: A method and system for testing cellular network integrity using telematics comprising determining at least one network condition data at a telematics unit, initiating a data call from the telematics unit to a telematics call center, establishing a data call communication channel between the telematics unit and the telematics call center, and transmitting at least one network condition data to the telematics call center via the established data call communication channel. A computer usable medium with suitable computer program code is employed for testing cellular network integrity using telematics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2004
    Publication date: September 22, 2005
    Inventors: Anthony Sumcad, Christopher Oesterling, Russell Patenaude, Hitan Kamdar, Brad Reeser, Shpetim Veliu
  • Publication number: 20050187680
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for providing automated vehicle diagnostic function within a mobile vehicle communication system. The method includes configuring a primary diagnostic script for a telematics equipped mobile vehicle, providing the primary diagnostic script to the mobile vehicle, executing the primary diagnostic script, and collecting diagnostic data based on the executed primary diagnostic script. The primary diagnostic script may recreate known problem sequences when executed or may trigger data capture when specific conditions exist. The step of configuring the primary diagnostic script may include determining at least one diagnostic script based on diagnostic options and retrieving the at least one determined diagnostic script. One or more diagnostic scripts may be combined into the primary diagnostic script.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2004
    Publication date: August 25, 2005
    Inventors: Hitan Kamdar, Russell Patenaude, Anthony Sumcad, Shpetim Veliu, Brad Reeser
  • Publication number: 20050164695
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for managing wireless network information collection utilizing a telematics unit within a telematics equipped mobile vehicle. The method includes detecting at least one wireless short-distance communication network identification signal, generating wireless network information based on the detected wireless network identification signals, and communicating the generated wireless network information to a service provider. The wireless short-distance communication network identification signal may include an internet protocol address, a location identification tag, GPS coordinates, points of interest, venue capacity, venue size, or category.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2004
    Publication date: July 28, 2005
    Inventors: Hitan Kamdar, Russell Patenaude, Anthony Sumcad, Shpetim Veliu, Brad Reeser
  • Publication number: 20050165514
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for managing registration requests of a telematics unit within a telematics equipped mobile vehicle. The method includes receiving a restricted use command from a service provider, initiating a restricted use mode based on the received restricted use command, and modulating a transmission rate of at least one registration request based on the restricted use mode. The restricted use command may include a contact increment. The contact increment may include contact rate information. The contact increment may include contact initiation information. The restricted use mode may operate the telematics unit in a low-power configuration. The step of modulating the transmission rate of the registration request may include identifying a contact increment within the received restricted use command, determining contact information within the contact increment, and implementing the modulated transmission rate based on the determined contact information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2004
    Publication date: July 28, 2005
    Inventors: Hitan Kamdar, Kenneth Enborg, Russell Patenaude, Brad Reeser
  • Publication number: 20050136978
    Abstract: The current invention provides a method and system for establishing communication to a mobile module. A plurality of call signals is initiated into the mobile module from a plurality of remote communication devices based on a timed sequence. Which of the plurality of call signals has established communication with the mobile module is determined. The call signals that have not established communication are terminated based on the determination. A computer usable medium with suitable computer program code is employed for establishing communication to a mobile module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2003
    Publication date: June 23, 2005
    Inventors: Hitan Kamdar, Russell Patenaude, Anthony Sumcad, Shpetim Veliu, Brad Reeser