Patents by Inventor Bradly Jay Billman

Bradly Jay Billman 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: 10309860
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a water detection device that includes a water-activated battery configured to supply an electrical voltage upon contact with water, a device housing configured to receive the water-activated battery and one or more first electronic components, where the device housing has a plurality of ports that are configured to facilitate insertion and removal of the one or more first electronic components, and a modular housing disposed in a first port of the plurality of ports of the device housing, where the modular housing has one or more second electronic components communicatively coupled to the water-activated battery via the first port, such that the water-activated battery supplies the electrical voltage to the one or more second electronic components upon contact with water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Bradly Jay Billman, Kade Scott, Matthew T. Flachsbart, Cory Matheson, Benjamin D. Ethington
  • Patent number: 10272494
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a conduit includes providing a processor and receiving schematic information. The method also includes computing, using the processor, at least one three-dimensional configuration for the conduit and printing the conduit having the computed at least one three-dimensional configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Bradly Jay Billman, Jordan Newmark, Charles Lee Oakes, III
  • Patent number: 10257235
    Abstract: A system has a plurality of communications devices within a geographic area. Each device is capable of communicating from within the geographic area with any other device proximate the device, and is also capable of communicating from within the geographic area with a communications service having access to an area external to the geographic area if such communications service is operational and available to the device. At least one of the devices is a gateway device that communicates from within the geographic area with the communications service, and at least some of the devices are non-gateway devices that communicate from within the geographic area with the gateway device. Each non-gateway device communicates from within the geographic area with the area external thereto by way of the gateway device and the communications service communicated with by the gateway device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Bharat Prasad, Bradly Jay Billman, Charles Lee Oakes, III
  • Patent number: 10163349
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to safety lighting devices for automotive vehicles. A safety lighting system coupled to an automotive vehicle includes a power source that is independent of an electrical system of the vehicle. The system also includes a lighting feature electrically coupled to the power source, wherein the lighting feature is configured to activate in response to an impact event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Snehal Desai, Andrew L. Anaruk, Bradly Jay Billman
  • Patent number: 10163326
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a tangible, non-transitory, machine-readable medium, having machine-readable instructions to pair a water detection device of a plurality of water detection devices with a user account via a user device, receive a first signal indicative of a location of the water detection device from the user device, receive a second signal indicative of a personalized message to be sent to the user device upon a detection event of the water detection device, and display a list of the plurality of water detection devices and corresponding locations of each water detection device of the plurality of water detection devices on the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Bradly Jay Billman, Kade Scott, Matthew T. Flachsbart, Cory Matheson, Benjamin D. Ethington
  • Patent number: 10121213
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a method, system, and computer-readable storage medium with instructions for recommending locations to a user. Preferred criteria may be selected by the user, for example, or a third party, and provide objective or subjective information that the user is seeking in a location. Embodiments may include compiling objective information with the location and comparing the objective information to preferred criteria. A user's profile may be compared to another person's profile, where the other person's profile is associated to the location. A location may be recommended to the user if the objective information correlates to the preferred criteria and if the other person's profile correlates to the user's profile. Subjective information associated with the location may be provided to the user along with the recommended location. Furthermore, a location may be recommended to the user if the subjective information correlates to the preferred criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Bradly Jay Billman, Charles Lee Oakes, III, Reynaldo Medina, III, Michael Patrick Bueche, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10121353
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a water detection device that includes a water-activated battery configured to supply an electrical voltage upon contact with water, an electronic circuit configured to receive the electrical voltage from the water-activated battery, where the electronic circuit is configured to communicate with an external, electronic device upon receipt of the electrical voltage, and a housing configured to receive the water-activated battery and the electronic circuit, where the housing has passageways configured to facilitate movement of water into the housing and toward the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Bradly Jay Billman, Kade Scott, Matthew T. Flachsbart, Cory Matheson, Benjamin D. Ethington
  • Patent number: 10119884
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a water detection device that includes a water-activated battery configured to switch from a dormant condition to an active condition upon contact with water, such that the water-activated battery supplies an electrical voltage upon contact with the water, an electronic circuit configured to receive the electrical voltage from the water-activated battery, where the electronic circuit is configured to communicate with an external, electronic device via one or more wireless communication techniques when the electronic circuit is powered by the electrical voltage, and where communication between the electronic circuit and the external, electronic device is an uninterrupted communication when the electronic circuit is receiving the electrical voltage from the water-activated battery, and a housing configured to receive the water-activated battery and the electronic circuit, where the housing has passageways configured to facilitate movement of the water into the housing and towar
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Bradly Jay Billman, Kade Scott, Matthew T. Flachsbart, Cory Matheson, Benjamin D. Ethington
  • Patent number: 10062129
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a method, system, and computer-readable storage medium comprising instructions for notifying a user of available realty in proximity to the user's approximate current location. In an embodiment, a triggering location region is defined based on the user's approximate current location. The triggering location region includes a second location that is associated with another person's profile that correlates with the user's profile. An alert is automatically provided to the user if available realty is within the defined triggering location region. In another embodiment, if available realty within the triggering location region meets the user's preferred criteria, information about the available realty may be automatically provided to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Bradly Jay Billman, Charles Lee Oakes, III, Reynaldo Medina, III, Michael Patrick Beuche, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10019714
    Abstract: A system for providing card account controls and purchase impact information may comprise at least one subsystem that receives information regarding a potential purchase of a customer, and at least one subsystem that provides potential purchase impact information to the customer based on the information regarding the potential purchase of the customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Wayne Maurice Hartman, Bradly Jay Billman
  • Patent number: 9972020
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer readable media are disclosed for providing targeted offers to a user who has a pre-existing account with the offeror based on information of the account and the user's web browsing information. In addition to the general system, systems, methods and computer readable media for such targeted offers, the targeted offer provider may comprise a combination of a web browser toolbar and a computing system linked across a communications network, the networking equipment of an internet service provider, and a proxy computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Ronnie Allen Eichler, Bradly Jay Billman, Reynaldo Medina, III
  • Patent number: 9953383
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a method, system, and computer-readable storage medium with instructions for recommending locations to a user. Preferred criteria may be selected by the user, for example, or a third party, and provide objective or subjective information that the user is seeking in a location. Embodiments may include compiling objective information with the location and comparing the objective information to preferred criteria. A user's profile may be compared to another person's profile, where the other person's profile is associated to the location. A location may be recommended to the user if the objective information correlates to the preferred criteria and if the other person's profile correlates to the user's profile. Subjective information associated with the location may be provided to the user along with the recommended location. Furthermore, a location may be recommended to the user if the subjective information correlates to the preferred criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Bradly Jay Billman, Charles Lee Oakes, III, Reynaldo Medina, III, Michael Patrick Bueche, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9937673
    Abstract: A method of repairing a conduit includes generating, from a sensor, a signal representative of an unmanufactured opening in the conduit. The conduit includes a liner material positioned therein. The liner material is operatively engaged to the sensor. The method also includes sealing the unmanufactured opening using the liner material upon generation of the signal by the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Charles L. Oakes, III, Jordan Newmark, Bradly Jay Billman
  • Patent number: 9864981
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for making purchases at a merchant point-of-sale (POS) device using a mobile device. Transaction information may be communicated from the POS device to the mobile device and an authorization from the purchaser to proceed with the transaction returned to the POS device from the mobile device. After authorization, the POS device may communicate the transaction information together with an identifier of the mobile device to a financial institution to process payment. The financial institution may confirm the transaction with the purchaser at the mobile device using the identifier of the mobile device. Upon receiving a confirmation response from the mobile device, the financial institution may then transfer funds from a purchaser account to a merchant account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: UNITED SERVICES AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION (USAA)
    Inventors: Barrington Riverton Saint Aloysius Young, Bharat Prasad, Bradly Jay Billman
  • Patent number: 9863392
    Abstract: A system for providing driving insurance for an individual driver may comprise at least one subsystem implemented on one or more computing systems configured for electronically calculating a risk of insuring a driver for liability arising from a vehicle accident regardless of any specific vehicle driven by the driver during the accident, at least one subsystem implemented on one or more computing systems configured for electronically and automatically calculating an insurance premium rate based on the previously calculated risk, and at least one subsystem implemented on one or more computing systems configured for electronically preparing an insurance policy according to the calculated premium rate wherein the insurance policy provides liability vehicle insurance covering the driver regardless of any specific vehicle driven by the driver during an accident.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Robert Lance Tucker, Bradly Jay Billman
  • Patent number: 9846911
    Abstract: A method, system and computer-usable medium are disclosed for the processing of information collected by a mobile device at the site of an incident. An incident information processing system, comprising an incident location information module, receives incident information provided in a communication originated from a mobile device. The received incident information is processed by the incident location information module to provide location information, which is then used to provide incident response services. Image and audio information relating to the incident are likewise provided by the mobile device for processing into incident information. Incident statement questions are generated by the incident information processing system and are then presented via the mobile device for response by various parties associated with the incident. Responses to the questions are collected via the mobile device, processed into incident statements, and stored in the incident information and claims repository.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Rickey Dale Burks, Charles L. Oakes, III, Michael P. Bueche, Jr., Bradly Jay Billman
  • Patent number: 9811867
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a method, system, and computer-readable storage medium comprising instructions for notifying a user of available realty in proximity to the user's approximate current location. In an embodiment, a triggering location region is defined based on the user's approximate current location. The triggering location region includes a second location that is associated with another person's profile that correlates with the user's profile. An alert is automatically provided to the user if available realty is within the defined triggering location region. In another embodiment, if available realty within the triggering location region meets the user's preferred criteria, information about the available realty may be automatically provided to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Bradly Jay Billman, Charles Lee Oakes, III, Reynaldo Medina, III, Michael Patrick Bueche
  • Patent number: 9659011
    Abstract: Methods and systems for interface presentation are described. A user interface for the user may be selected among a plurality of available user interfaces in accordance with the personal characteristic information. A user access profile level for the user may be selected among a plurality of available user access profile levels in accordance with the personal characteristic information. Product information may be selected in accordance with the age data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Benjamin Hunter Stotts, Bradly Jay Billman
  • Patent number: 9616849
    Abstract: A system for providing driving insurance for an individual driver may comprise at least one subsystem implemented on one or more computing systems configured for electronically calculating a risk of insuring a driver for liability arising from a vehicle accident regardless of any specific vehicle driven by the driver during the accident, at least one subsystem implemented on one or more computing systems configured for electronically and automatically calculating an insurance premium rate based on the previously calculated risk, and at least one subsystem implemented on one or more computing systems configured for electronically preparing an insurance policy according to the calculated premium rate wherein the insurance policy provides liability vehicle insurance covering the driver regardless of any specific vehicle driven by the driver during an accident.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association
    Inventors: Robert Lance Tucker, Bradly Jay Billman
  • Patent number: D847680
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Bradly Jay Billman, Kade Scott, Matthew T. Flachsbart, Cory Matheson, Benjamin D. Ethington