Patents by Inventor Brian Petersen

Brian Petersen 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: 20190235589
    Abstract: A storage cartridge is provided comprising a system connector configured to be hot-pluggable with an external receiving system. The storage cartridge includes a plurality of storage receiving connectors, each of which can be configured to receive either a hot-pluggable storage drive or a storage drive that has not designed to be natively hot-pluggable. In some embodiments, each of the plurality of storage receiving connectors is configured to receive a storage drive that has not been designed to be natively hot-pluggable. In addition, electrical connections are provided between the system connector and the plurality of storage receiving connectors that enable a plurality of the not natively hot-pluggable storage drives engaged with the storage cartridge to communicate with the external receiving system via the system connector configured to be hot-pluggable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Arlene Gabriana Murillo, Wei Zhang, Christian Markus Petersen, Yanbing Shao, Jon Brian Ehlen
  • Patent number: 10337535
    Abstract: A hydraulic system (1) is provided comprising a pressure source (2), an output (3), and a pressure booster (6) arranged between the pressure source (2) and the output (3). The operational possibilities of such a system should be extended. To this end inactivating means are provided inactivating or activating said pressure booster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: MiniBooster Hydraulics A/S
    Inventors: Jan Maiboll Buhl, Jorgen Mads Clausen, Christen Espersen, Leif Hansen, Jacob Madsen, Brian Petersen, Svend Erik Thomsen, Jorgen P. Todsen
  • Patent number: 10328873
    Abstract: A computer implemented method includes logging vehicle startup information. The method also includes determining, via a computer, if timing commonalities exist between logged vehicle startup information instances. Further, the method includes recommending automatic vehicle startup, based on a threshold number of timing commonalities. The method also includes formulating recommended start times based on logged vehicle startup information instances having timing commonalities. The method additionally includes presenting a schedule including recommended start times to a vehicle user and scheduling automatic vehicle startups upon vehicle user acceptance of the presented schedule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Petersen, Joseph Paul Rork
  • Patent number: 10140110
    Abstract: A system may include a vehicle-based computing system. The vehicle-based computing system may identify from a first software update chunk retrieved from a subscribed topic for receiving vehicle updates, a number of chunks of the update, retrieve additional chunks of the update by subscription to each of a sequence of subtopics to the subscribed topic, each subtopic associated with a respective remaining one of the number of chunks, and update the software utilizing the retrieved chunks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: John Vangelov, Brian Petersen, Ritesh Pandya, Praveen Yalavarty
  • Patent number: 9805599
    Abstract: A system includes a processor configured to receive a request for publication of a message to a vehicle. The processor is further configured to determine if the message has a time-sensitive indicia, defining an expiration time, affiliated therewith. Also, the processor is configured to deliver messages having time-sensitive indicia to a time-sensitive inbox. The processor is additionally configured to remove messages from the time sensitive inbox when a defined expiration time for a given message has passed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Paul Rork, Brian Petersen, Praveen Yalavarty, Ritesh Pandya
  • Patent number: 9766874
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method may include subscribing to a first topic tree topic associated with an installed vehicle software component version; identifying a desired software component version based on a published notification retrieved from the first topic; and when the desired version and the installed version differ, updating a software component using a software update retrieved from a second topic tree topic associated with software updates to the installed version.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Paul Rork, Brian Petersen, Ritesh Pandya, Praveen Yalavarty
  • Patent number: 9716762
    Abstract: A message broker may initialize, responsive to a connection notification published via vehicle connection to a vehicle-associated topic tree topic to which a service delivery network is subscribed, a lost-connection notification to be published to the topic by the broker upon broker identification of the connection as lost, and when a periodic notification over the connection to the message broker is missed, publish the lost-connection notification to the vehicle-associated topic. A service delivery may receive a message publish request for a vehicle topic via a message broker to which the service delivery network and vehicle subscribe; and send a wakeup message to the vehicle out-of-band from the message broker to request the vehicle to reconnect to the message broker when a type of the message requires the vehicle to be connected to publish the message and the vehicle is disconnected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Brian Petersen, Ritesh Pandya, Joseph Paul Rork, Praveen Yalavarty
  • Patent number: 9691193
    Abstract: A system includes a processor configured to receive remote vehicle identification information and a user-confirmable vehicle variable value from a remote vehicle computing system. The processor is also configured to receive vehicle identification information and user-confirmable variable value user-input, input in conjunction with a remote process remote access request. Further, the processor is configured to compare the user-input variable value to the remotely received variable value. The processor is additionally configured to provide access to the remote process upon a correspondence between the user-input variable value and the remotely received variable value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Ritesh Pandya, Brian Petersen
  • Patent number: 9691204
    Abstract: A system includes a processor configured to receive a vehicle-access-PIN generation request from a vehicle computing system (VCS). The processor is also configured to generate the vehicle-access-PIN. The processor is additionally configured to associate a vehicle with the vehicle-access-PIN. Further, the processor is configured to return the vehicle-access-PIN to the requesting VCS. Also, the processor is configured to receive a validation request, including a validation-PIN, from a non-vehicle computing system (NVCS). In addition, the processor is configured to validate the validation-PIN by comparison with stored vehicle-access-PINs to find a match and provide access credentials, for a vehicle associated with a stored vehicle-access-PIN that matches the validation-PIN, to the NVCS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: William M. Frykman, Ritesh Pandya, Brian Petersen, Joseph Paul Rork, Kelly Lee Zechel
  • Patent number: 9569403
    Abstract: A system includes a processor, configured to wirelessly communicate with at least a vehicle computing system, wherein the processor is further configured to receive input from a vehicle owner indicating that transfer of administrative rights to vehicle systems is desired. The processor is further configured to send a confirmation message to a new owner of the vehicle and send a confirmation request to the vehicle computing system, following receipt of a response to the first confirmation message. Also, the processor is configured to establish the new owner as having administrative rights upon receipt of a response to the confirmation request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Petersen, Robert Bruce Kleve, Ritesh Pandya, Michael Kruntovski
  • Patent number: 9562544
    Abstract: A hydraulic system (1) is provided comprising a supply port arrangement (P, T), a working port arrangement (A, B), and a booster section (7), said supply port arrangement having at least a supply port (P), said booster section (7) being arranged between said supply port arrangement (P, T) and said working port arrangement (A, B). The operational possibilities of such a hydraulic system should be extended. To this end said working port arrangement comprises at least two working ports (A, B), flow direction changing means (9) are provided changing a flow direction through said working port arrangement and inactivating means (16) are provided inactivating or activating said booster section (7) for each flow direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: miniBOOSTER HYDRAULICS A/S
    Inventors: Joergen Mads Clausen, Christen Espersen, Leif Hansen, Brian Petersen, Joergen P. Todsen, Poul Ennemark, Knud Meldgaard Jensen, Tom Tychsen
  • Patent number: 9524156
    Abstract: A vehicle may gather vehicle build configuration information, and provide a vehicle identifier and the vehicle information to a server. The server may determine a feature set configuration of a configurable module of the vehicle based on the vehicle information and vehicle feature associations retrieved from a vehicle data source, and provide, in a message topic of a topic tree associated with the vehicle identifier to which the vehicle is subscribed, a notification to configure the configurable module. The vehicle may update a feature set configuration of a configurable module supporting a plurality of features based on the notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Ritesh Pandya, Brian Petersen, Joseph Paul Rork, Praveen Yalavarty
  • Patent number: 9459111
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes establishing a road network model on which a plurality of simulated vehicles may be run. The method also includes setting up a plurality of scenarios under which vehicle driving conditions vary to be run on the road network model. The illustrative method includes receiving energy usage related data for a plurality of simulated vehicles run in at least one of the plurality of scenarios on the road network model. The method further includes calculating a total energy consumption for each of the vehicles. The method additionally includes repeating the receiving and calculating steps to determine how various elements of the road network model and scenarios effect vehicle energy consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Perry Robinson MacNeille, Edward Andrew Pleet, Mark John Jennings, Oleg Yurievitch Gusikhin, Brian Petersen
  • Publication number: 20160256056
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for evaluating foot inflammation each uses at least one temperature detection modality to form a first thermogram and a second thermogram of the sole of at least one foot. Each thermogram forms a substantially continuous set of two-dimensional temperature values across the sole of the (at least one) foot. The thermograms have features; namely, the first thermogram has first features and the second thermogram has second features. The method and apparatus thus control a device to apply at least one transformation to the first and second thermograms to align the first features with corresponding second features, and determine, at any thermogram location, if at least one of the thermograms presents one of a plurality of patterns indicative of inflammation. Finally, the method and apparatus each produce output information indicating the result of the determination of whether the thermograms present one of the plurality of patterns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Inventors: Brian Petersen, Jonathan David Bloom, David Robert Linders, Jeffrey Mark Engler
  • Patent number: 9398397
    Abstract: A vehicle may include at least one controller configured to maintain a communication channel over a network between a vehicle and a vehicle service server accessible through an access point node. The at least one controller may be further configured to receive, over the network out-of-band from the communication channel, an update message including updated communication channel connection information, and upon receiving the message, reconnect the communication channel according to the updated connection information. A secure server may be configured to generate the update message specifying at least one of updated access point node information and updated address information, encrypt the update message according to an encryption key shared with a vehicle destination, and provide the update message over a network to the vehicle out-of-band from the communication channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Petersen, Praveen Yalavarty, Ritesh Pandya, Joseph Paul Rork
  • Patent number: 9326723
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for evaluating foot inflammation each uses at least one temperature detection modality to form a first thermogram and a second thermogram of the sole of at least one foot. Each thermogram forms a substantially continuous set of two-dimensional temperature values across the sole of the (at least one) foot. The thermograms have features; namely, the first thermogram has first features and the second thermogram has second features. The method and apparatus thus control a device to apply at least one transformation to the first and second thermograms to align the first features with corresponding second features, and determine, at any thermogram location, if at least one of the thermograms presents one of a plurality of patterns indicative of inflammation. Finally, the method and apparatus each produce output information indicating the result of the determination of whether the thermograms present one of the plurality of patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Podimetrics, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Petersen, Jonathan David Bloom, David Robert Linders, Jeffrey Mark Engler
  • Patent number: 9323546
    Abstract: A system may include a configurable module having a firmware version supporting multiple functions and a configuration specifying which of the functions are utilized for a vehicle feature; and a controller configured to update the configuration of the module, based on a command published by a server to a controller-subscribed topic tree message topic, the command targeting the vehicle according to one of unique vehicle identifier and the vehicle feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Paul Rork, Brian Petersen, Ritesh Pandya, Praveen Yalavarty
  • Patent number: 9298649
    Abstract: A system includes a processor configured to detect that a vehicle module update has been performed. The processor is further configured to create an identifier associated with a module that indicates an updated status and for each module having an identifier indicating an updated status associated therewith, requesting subscription to a topic, corresponding to the updated module, and specific to an individual vehicle, from a remote server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Ritesh Pandya, Brian Petersen, Joseph Paul Rork, Praveen Yalavarty
  • Publication number: 20150347326
    Abstract: A system includes a processor configured to detect that a vehicle module update has been performed. The processor is further configured to create an identifier associated with a module that indicates an updated status and for each module having an identifier indicating an updated status associated therewith, requesting subscription to a topic, corresponding to the updated module, and specific to an individual vehicle, from a remote server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Ritesh Pandya, Brian Petersen, Joseph Paul Rork, Praveen Yalavarty
  • Patent number: D822053
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Podimetrics, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Linders, Brian Petersen, Jonathan D. Bloom, Daniel J. Petersen