Patents by Inventor Brian Farrell

Brian Farrell 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: 10359331
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods, system and devices for monitoring tire pressure data of vehicle wheel units. In an example a method of monitoring and expressing tire pressure data information is provided. The method includes selecting a first threshold pressure value for a tire to establish a first pressure range and a second pressure range. The method also includes monitoring pressure of the tire and generating signals indicative of tire pressure. The method further includes that in the first pressure range the signals are converted to digital signals according to a first conversion variable and in the second pressure range the signals are converted according to a second conversion variable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew D. McIntyre, Jean-Christophe Deniau, Brian Farrell, Yasser Gad
  • Patent number: 10229090
    Abstract: A computing system configured to gather social media content includes a memory; a content collection and ingestion system, stored in the memory and configured, when executed on a computer processor, to communicate with one or more computing systems to direct a search of a content source using a received collection request and to ingest the results of the directed search into a data store; and a content management system, stored in the memory and configured, when executed on a computer processor, to display the ingested results on a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: CISION US INC.
    Inventors: Clifford Mosley, Shawn Rutledge, Lyman Do, Enrico Montana, Melody Jones, Jeffrey Vella, Nathan Harkenrider, Brian Farrell, Nathaniel D. Holcomb, Joseph Kaiser, Matt Jacobsen, Kim Hamilton
  • Patent number: 10220660
    Abstract: In a vehicle tire pressure sensor, a wireless, low frequency (LF) receiver identifies a particular type of signal protocol that was used to form a first message that is sent to the sensor by the vehicle. Using the identification of the protocol used to form the first message, the sensor determines a type of signal protocol to be used to transmit information to the vehicle, such as an identifier for the tire pressure sensor in a second message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew D. McIntyre, Jean-Christophe Deniau, Brian Farrell, Yasser Gad, Dhivya Vijayan
  • Publication number: 20190028448
    Abstract: Procedures and a system for the ECUs within the vehicle to securely create and exchange session keys for further secure communication are disclosed. The procedures and system eliminate the need for securely tracking and storing all secret keys used on all vehicles. The procedures and system utilize public key cryptography to establish and maintain at least one session key and a set of shared secrets and challenges to facilitate use of private key cryptography within vehicle networks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventor: Brian Farrell
  • Patent number: 10169482
    Abstract: A device for providing spatially-oriented traversal animations during web navigation. The device is configured to perform operations that include receiving a destination Internet address for a destination web page into a graphical web browser that is displaying a current web page having a current Internet address on an electronic display. The operations can further include determining, via electronic analysis of the destination Internet address and the current Internet address, a relationship between the destination Internet address and the current Internet address. The operations can further include determining a spatially-oriented traversal animation based on the relationship. The spatially-oriented traversal animation is from a plurality of different types of animations associated with different hierarchical relationships between Internet pages within the Internet domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher S. Alkov, Denise A. Bell, Brian Farrell, Travis M. Grigsby, Jana H. Jenkins
  • Patent number: 9890440
    Abstract: Leaf springs, and methods of manufacturing thereof, having first and second sections, spaced apart along the length of said leaf spring, said sections are through hardened and tempered to achieve, respectively different levels of finished through hardness, are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Hendrickson USA, L.L.C.
    Inventors: William Wilson, Brian Farrell
  • Patent number: 9852176
    Abstract: Methods, techniques, and systems for gathering social media content are provided. Some embodiments provide a Social Intelligence System (“SIS”) configured to provide dynamic search capability of a content source by using a proxy server system as an intermediary between the SIS and the content source. The SIS may then dynamically determine a rate at which it searches for content based on a rate of change or predicted change of a particular content source. Dynamically determining a rate allows the SIS to track a particular topic or series of topics over time, while only searching for content on the topic at the most optimal time periods to reduce overall cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: VOCUS, INC.
    Inventors: Enrico S. Montana, Brian Farrell, Melody Jones, Chris Hundley
  • Publication number: 20170286541
    Abstract: A computing system configured to gather social media content includes a memory; a content collection and ingestion system, stored in the memory and configured, when executed on a computer processor, to communicate with one or more computing systems to direct a search of a content source using a received collection to request and to ingest the results of the directed search into a data store; and a content management system, stored in the memory and configured, when executed on a computer processor, to display the ingested results on a display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: CLIFFORD MOSLEY, SHAWN RUTLEDGE, LYMAN DO, ENRICO MONTANO, MELODY JONES, JEFFREY VELLA, NATHAN HARKENRIDER, BRIAN FARRELL, NATHANIEL HOLCOMB, JOSEPH KAISER, MATT JACOBSEN, KIM HAMILTON
  • Publication number: 20170277786
    Abstract: A computing system configured to gather social media content includes a memory; a content collection and ingestion system, stored in the memory and configured, when executed on a computer processor, to communicate with one or more computing systems to direct a search of a content source using a received collection request and to ingest the results of the directed search into a data store; and a content management system, stored in the memory and configured, when executed on a computer processor, to display the ingested results on a display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Inventors: CLIFFORD MOSLEY, SHAWN RUTLEDGE, LYMAN DO, ENRICO MONTANO, MELODY JONES, JEFFREY VELLA, NATHAN HARKENRIDER, BRIAN FARRELL, NATHANIEL HOLCOMB, JOSEPH KAISER, MATT JACOBSEN, KIM HAMILTON
  • Publication number: 20170204488
    Abstract: Leaf springs, and methods of manufacturing thereof, having first and second sections, spaced apart along the length of said leaf spring, said sections are through hardened and tempered to achieve, respectively different levels of finished through hardness, are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Inventors: William Wilson, Brian Farrell
  • Patent number: 9579938
    Abstract: A TPM sensor measures the pressure of a tire and determines whether the measured pressure is greater than a predetermined threshold. When the measured pressure is greater than the predetermined threshold, an adjustment to the sensitivity is determined by the sensor. The adjustment to the sensitivity is applied to the sensor to yield an adjusted sensitivity. The TPM sensor is operated to make receptions according to the adjusted sensitivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew D McIntyre, Jean-Christophe Deniau, Brian Farrell, Yasser Gad, Dhivya Vijayan
  • Patent number: 9573432
    Abstract: Leaf springs, and methods of manufacturing thereof, having first and second sections, spaced apart along the length of said leaf spring, said sections are through hardened and tempered to achieve, respectively different levels of finished through hardness, are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Hendrickson USA, L.L.C.
    Inventors: William Wilson, Brian Farrell
  • Publication number: 20170036499
    Abstract: In a vehicle tire pressure sensor, a wireless, low frequency (LF) receiver identifies a particular type of signal protocol that was used to form a first message that is sent to the sensor by the vehicle. Using the identification of the protocol used to form the first message, the sensor determines a type of signal protocol to be used to transmit information to the vehicle, such as an identifier for the tire pressure sensor in a second message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Inventors: Matthew D. McIntyre, Jean-Christophe Deniau, Brian Farrell, Yasser Gad, Dhivya Vijayan
  • Patent number: 9522579
    Abstract: A TPM sensor is programmed. The TPM sensor is configured with a TPM identifier and makes transmissions according to a current transmission protocol or protocols. A low frequency (LF) signal is received and the LF signal was transmitted according to a predetermined transmission protocol or language. An identity of the predetermined transmission protocol or language associated with the LF signal is determined. Based upon the identity of the predetermined transmission protocol or language, at least one of the TPM identifier or the current transmission protocol or protocols are adjusted, and the TPM sensor subsequently makes transmissions according to the predetermined transmission protocol associated with the LF signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew D McIntyre, Jean-Christophe Deniau, Brian Farrell, Yasser Gad, Dhivya Vijayan
  • Publication number: 20160364499
    Abstract: A device for providing spatially-oriented traversal animations during web navigation. The device is configured to perform operations that include receiving a destination Internet address for a destination web page into a graphical web browser that is displaying a current web page having a current Internet address on an electronic display. The operations can further include determining, via electronic analysis of the destination Internet address and the current Internet address, a relationship between the destination Internet address and the current Internet address. The operations can further include determining a spatially-oriented traversal animation based on the relationship. The spatially-oriented traversal animation is from a plurality of different types of animations associated with different hierarchical relationships between Internet pages within the Internet domain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Inventors: Christopher S. Alkov, Denise A. Bell, Brian Farrell, Travis M. Grigsby, Jana H. Jenkins
  • Patent number: 9517664
    Abstract: In some aspects, a plurality of frames to be transmitted is assembled. The averaging factor is determined for each frame. Each frame is transmitted with the averaging power determined for each frame and not with the worst case averaging power from the plurality of frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew D McIntyre, Jean-Christophe Deniau, Brian Farrell, Yasser Gad
  • Publication number: 20160355063
    Abstract: A TPM sensor is programmed. The TPM sensor is configured with a TPM identifier and makes transmissions according to a current transmission protocol or protocols. A low frequency (LF) signal is received and the LF signal was transmitted according to a predetermined transmission protocol or language. An identity of the predetermined transmission protocol or language associated with the LF signal is determined. Based upon the identity of the predetermined transmission protocol or language, at least one of the TPM identifier or the current transmission protocol or protocols are adjusted, and the TPM sensor subsequently makes transmissions according to the predetermined transmission protocol associated with the LF signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Matthew D McIntyre, Jean-Christophe Deniau, Brian Farrell, Yasser Gad, Dhivya Vijayan
  • Publication number: 20160347133
    Abstract: A TPM sensor measures the pressure of a tire and determines whether the measured pressure is greater than a predetermined threshold. When the measured pressure is greater than the predetermined threshold, an adjustment to the sensitivity is determined by the sensor. The adjustment to the sensitivity is applied to the sensor to yield an adjusted sensitivity. The TPM sensor is operated to make receptions according to the adjusted sensitivity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Inventors: Matthew D. McIntyre, Jean-Christophe Deniau, Brian Farrell, Yasser Gad, Dhivya Vijayan
  • Patent number: 9469274
    Abstract: An example base station assembly includes a transmitter configured to communicate a challenge signal and at least one timing signal to a plurality of fobs. The base station initiates a vehicle operation in response to at least one return signal. The return signal is communicated to the base station from at least one of the fobs in response to the timing signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Farrell, Patricia Kachouh, Sanjaya K. Dash, Brian Marlett, Douglas J. King, Stephanie Adi Zarrabi
  • Patent number: 9469166
    Abstract: Localization of a tire pressure monitor is achieved. The tire pressure monitor is disposed at one of the tires on a vehicle equipped with dualies. A message is received from a tire pressure monitor and the message has an associated received signal strength. The message includes information indicating a direction of rotation of a tire and a tire identifier from the tire pressure monitor sensor. The tire pressure monitor is disposed at one of the tires of a vehicle equipped with dualies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew D. McIntyre, Jean-Christophe Deniau, Brian Farrell