Patents by Inventor Brian Schiffer

Brian Schiffer 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: 20200323700
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting determining a volume of urine in an absorbent article such as a diaper. A diaper loading application obtains a first measurement of ambient light received from a photodetector while a light source is off and a second measurement from the photodetector while the light source is transmitting light on an absorbent article. The application determines a normalized measurement of light reflected from an absorbent article by removing an ambient light signal from the second measurement based on the first measurement. The application determines, from the normalized measurement, a presence of urine in the absorbent article. The application further determines an estimated volume of urine in the absorbent article, wherein the determining is based on an elapsed time since the presence of urine and an activity state of an infant wearing the absorbent article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventors: Brian Schiffer, Tushar Parlikar, Brian Ward Guilardi
  • Publication number: 20200154550
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting a color of a color changing indicator in the presence of ambient light. A system includes a light source, a photodetector, and a processor. The processor obtains a first measurement of ambient light received from the photodetector while the light source is off. The processor causes the light source to transmit light. The processor obtains a second measurement from the photodetector during the transmission, the second measurement including the ambient light and the pulsed light reflected from an object. The processor determines a color of the color changing indicator by removing an ambient light signal from the second measurement based on the first measurement and therefrom determines a volume of bodily exudate present.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventors: Brian Schiffer, Tushar Parlikar
  • Patent number: 10575390
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting a color of a color changing indicator in the presence of ambient light. A system includes a light source, a photodetector, and a processor. The processor obtains a first measurement of ambient light received from the photodetector while the light source is off. The processor causes the light source to transmit light. The processor obtains a second measurement from the photodetector during the transmission, the second measurement including the ambient light and the pulsed light reflected from an object. The processor determines a color of the color changing indicator by removing an ambient light signal from the second measurement based on the first measurement and therefrom determines a volume of bodily exudate present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: VERILY LIFE SCIENCES LLC
    Inventors: Brian Schiffer, Tushar Parlikar
  • Publication number: 20190342973
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting a color of a color changing indicator in the presence of ambient light. A system includes a light source, a photodetector, and a processor. The processor obtains a first measurement of ambient light received from the photodetector while the light source is off. The processor causes the light source to transmit light. The processor obtains a second measurement from the photodetector during the transmission, the second measurement including the ambient light and the pulsed light reflected from an object. The processor determines a color of the color changing indicator by removing an ambient light signal from the second measurement based on the first measurement and therefrom determines a volume of bodily exudate present.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventors: Brian Schiffer, Tushar Parlikar
  • Publication number: 20160041531
    Abstract: A watch comprising a deadfront window; a first OLED display disposed beneath the deadfront window such that the first OLED display can be observed through the deadfront window when the first OLED display is active; a movement for tracking time, the movement having a first portion that resides beneath the deadfront window and a second portion that protrudes through the deadfront window; and time-indicating members disposed above the deadfront window, the time indicating members being secured to the second portion of the movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventors: Scott Mackie, Chris Loughnane, Jordan Rice, David Da He, Brian Schiffer, Richard Robehr Bijani, Gen Suzuki, Matthew Brown, Steve Lowe, Kate Richmond, Jesse Allum, Ray Nicoli, Bret Richmond, Eric Healy, Pam Darvirris, Stephen Kreiger, Gregory Wolos, Narissa Chang, Zebrick Roach
  • Publication number: 20070223497
    Abstract: A multi-radio sensor node is provided that includes two or more communication devices. The communication devices include radio frequency (RF) devices like radios. Each communication device supports simultaneous communications among multi-radio sensor nodes of respective independent network clusters. A network structure is provided that includes two or more local network clusters. Each local network cluster includes numerous multi-radio sensor nodes. Each communication device of a multi-radio sensor node supports communication among the multi-radio sensor nodes of a different one of the local network clusters so that simultaneous communications are supported among the multi-radio sensor nodes of the local network clusters. The multi-radio sensor nodes of the local network clusters determine their locations relative to the other multi-radio sensor nodes of the independent network clusters with which they communicate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2007
    Publication date: September 27, 2007
    Inventors: Jeremy Elson, Lewis Girod, William Kaiser, William Merrill, Lars Newberg, Brian Schiffer, Katayoun Sohrabi
  • Patent number: 7161926
    Abstract: A multi-radio sensor node is provided that includes two or more communication devices. The communication devices include radio frequency (RF) devices like radios. Each communication device supports simultaneous communications among multi-radio sensor nodes of respective independent network clusters. A network structure is provided that includes two or more local network clusters. Each local network cluster includes numerous multi-radio sensor nodes. Each communication device of a multi-radio sensor node supports communication among the multi-radio sensor nodes of a different one of the local network clusters so that simultaneous communications are supported among the multi-radio sensor nodes of the local network clusters. The multi-radio sensor nodes of the local network clusters determine their locations relative to the other multi-radio sensor nodes of the independent network clusters with which they communicate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2007
    Assignee: Sensoria Corporation
    Inventors: Jeremy Elson, Lewis D. Girod, William J. Kaiser, William Merrill, Lars Fredric Newberg, Brian Schiffer, Katayoun Sohrabi
  • Publication number: 20030012168
    Abstract: A multi-radio sensor node is provided that includes two or more communication devices. The communication devices include radio frequency (RF) devices like radios. Each communication device supports simultaneous communications among multi-radio sensor nodes of respective independent network clusters. A network structure is provided that includes two or more local network clusters. Each local network cluster includes numerous multi-radio sensor nodes. Each communication device of a multi-radio sensor node supports communication among the multi-radio sensor nodes of a different one of the local network clusters so that simultaneous communications are supported among the multi-radio sensor nodes of the local network clusters. The multi-radio sensor nodes of the local network clusters determine their locations relative to the other multi-radio sensor nodes of the independent network clusters with which they communicate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2002
    Publication date: January 16, 2003
    Inventors: Jeremy Elson, Lewis D. Girod, William J. Kaiser, William Merrill, Lars Fredric Newberg, Brian Schiffer, Katayoun Sohrabi