Patents by Inventor Charles A. Price

Charles A. Price 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: 10783473
    Abstract: Systems and arrangements for using temporal analysis to evaluate incidents to determine whether they are likely to cause a significant business impact are provided. Historical data may be analyzed to identify incidents having a significant business impact. The historical data associated with incidents having a significant business impact may be further analyzed to identify a time and/or date at which the incident occurred, as well as the particular system, or the like, impacted by the incident. Normal business hours associated with the system, or the like, may be retrieved and a profile may be generated for the system, or the like. An incident may be received and processed to identify a system, or the like, associated with the incident and profile may be retrieved. The incident data may be compared to the profile to determine whether the incident is likely to cause a significant business impact based, at least in part, on the date and/or time at which it occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Charles C. Howie, DeAundra K. Glover, Jesse Price, Aaron Kephart
  • Publication number: 20200258382
    Abstract: Disclosed are devices, systems and methods for using a rotating camera for vehicular operation. One example of a method for improving driving includes determining, by a processor in the vehicle, that a trigger has activated, orienting, based on the determining, a single rotating camera towards a direction of interest, and activating a recording functionality of the single rotating camera, where the vehicle comprises the single rotating camera and one or more fixed cameras, and where the single rotating camera provides a redundant functionality for, and consumes less power than, the one or more fixed cameras.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Zhujia Shi, Charles A. Price, Zehua Huang, Xiaodi Hou, Xiaoling Han, Todd Skinner
  • Patent number: 10712748
    Abstract: Systems and methods for coordinating and controlling vehicles, for example heavy trucks, to follow closely behind each other, or linking to form a platoon. In one aspect, on-board controllers in each vehicle interact with vehicular sensors to monitor and control, for example, relative distance, relative acceleration or deceleration, and speed. In some aspects, vehicle onboard systems supply various data (breadcrumbs) to a Network Operations Center (NOC), which in turn provides data (authorization data) to the vehicles to facilitate platooning. The NOC suggests vehicles for platooning based on, for example, travel forecasts and analysis of relevant roadways to identify platoonable roadway segments. The NOC also can provide traffic, roadway, weather, or system updates, as well as various instructions. In some aspects, a mesh network ensures improved communication among vehicles and with the NOC. In some aspects, a vehicle onboard system may provide the authorization data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: PELOTON TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Brian E. Smartt, Charles A. Price, Joshua P. Switkes
  • Patent number: 10690085
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a valve and an actuator. The valve has a portion movably disposed within a valve pocket defined by a cylinder head of an engine. The valve is configured to move relative to the cylinder head a distance between a closed position and an opened position. The portion of the valve defines a flow opening that is in fluid communication with a cylinder of an engine when the valve is in the opened position. The actuator is configured to selectively vary the distance between the closed position and the opened position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: JP Scope, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Price, Jay McFarlane, Stephen John Charlton, William Anderson, David Evans, Guy Robert Babbitt, Christopher Wayne Turner, Daniel S. Pedersen, Clayton Jacobs, Drew Cohen, Nicholas Paul Echter, Kristina Weyer-Geigel, Caleb Alvarado
  • Patent number: 10679189
    Abstract: A system includes at least one hardware processor and a memory storing instructions that, when executed by the at least one hardware processor, cause the at least one hardware processor to perform operations including identifying a component of tracked conduct, the component of tracked conduct including a first conduct trigger condition and a reward, the first conduct trigger condition is associated with conduct of a user related to retirement, receiving conduct data associated with the first conduct trigger condition from a first data source, determining, using the conduct data, that the first conduct trigger condition is satisfied, and causing the reward to be provided to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: James E. Price, James R. Seeley, Ami Warren Lyman, Jack W. Zaney, Joy Sebrina Berry, Claes Dahlstrand, Ralph H. Groce, III, Kanwaljit Khurana, Robert Charles Wilson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10666751
    Abstract: A system includes at least one hardware processor and a memory storing instructions which, when executed, cause the hardware processor to perform operations including identifying a notification trigger configured by a user of a target computing device, the notification trigger including at least one trigger condition and notification content, the trigger condition references a value from a trigger data source and includes a condition based on the value, the notification content includes content provided by the user, receiving the value from the trigger data source, determining, based on the value, that the at least one trigger condition is satisfied, and presenting the notification content to the user on a target computing device associated with the user, the notification content is presented in a target content venue configured to present third-party advertisements to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: James E. Price, James R. Seeley, Ami Warren Lyman, Jack W. Zaney, Joy Sebrina Berry, Claes Dahlstrand, Ralph H. Groce, III, Kanwaljit Khurana, Robert Charles Wilson, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20200132835
    Abstract: The angle of a trailer with respect to a tow vehicle is an important parameter to the stability of the vehicle and trailer. A tow vehicle pulling a trailer in a straight line is generally more stable than when the vehicle is turning. While turning, the angle between the tow vehicle and the trailer is not a straight line but is another angle depending on how sharply the tow vehicle is turning. To safely operate a vehicle towing a trailer, for a given steering input and speed, there is a maximum angle between the tow vehicle and trailer whereby exceeding the angle causes instability and may cause the trailer or tow vehicle to roll over or jackknife. Accordingly, the angle between the trailer and tow vehicle must be determined to ensure the vehicle and trailer will continue to be in control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Xiaoling Han, Charles A. Price, Todd Skinner, Kaixin Zheng
  • Publication number: 20200081894
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to apparatuses, systems, methods and computer program products for a technology configuration system. Specifically, the system typically provides operational data processing of a plurality of records associated with information technology operational activities, for dynamic transformation of data and evaluation of interdependencies of technology resources. In other aspects, the system typically provides technical language processing of the plurality of records for transforming technical and descriptive data, and constructing categorical activity records. The system may be configured to achieve significant reduction in memory storage and processing requirements by performing categorical data encoding of the plurality of records.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicant: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Aaron D. Kephart, Charles C. Howie, DeAundra K. Glover, Darla Nutter, Greg M. Lewis, Jesse A. Price
  • Publication number: 20200037509
    Abstract: Several embodiments provide cycle and soak irrigation control units, comprising: a housing; a plurality of pairs of actuation line connectors comprising input connectors to couple with output actuation lines of a separate irrigation controller, and output connectors to couple with actuatable devices; a plurality of electrical pathways each coupling a respective input connector to a corresponding output connector and allowing an activation signal to be passed; at least one switch configured to selectively allow or interrupt activation signals to pass to a corresponding output connector; and a timing control circuit controlling the switch, based on an application of an activation signal on an input connector, a duration of a series of cycle-on timings during which the activation signal is emitted from the output connector to activate an actuatable device and soak-off timings during which the activation signal is prevented from being emitted deactivating the actuatable device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Randy R. Montgomery, John E. Price, Chong Wang Kwak, Samuel C. Walker, David Charles Belongia
  • Publication number: 20190393917
    Abstract: A system with one or more transceiver antenna assemblies for installation in vehicle side-view mirrors to enable communication with nearby vehicles. Each transceiver antenna assembly may have one or two antenna arrays implemented on a single printed circuit board, protected by an antenna housing used to mount the transceiver antenna inside the mirror assembly. Each antenna array in a dual-channel transceiver antenna may transmit and receive data over one of two DSRC channels. One channel may be used to transmit and receive vehicle data only and the other channel may be used to transmit and receive both vehicle data and audio/video (A/V) data. Each antenna array is connected to a radio in the vehicle that processes received signals and prepares signals for transmission. Such a transceiver antenna system may be especially useful for communication in truck platooning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: Peloton Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles A. Price, James T. O'Keeffe, Thomas J. Birnbaum, Ganymed B. Stanek, Joshua P. Switkes
  • Patent number: 10474683
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to apparatuses, systems, methods and computer program products for a technology configuration system. Specifically, the system typically provides operational data processing of a plurality of records associated with information technology operational activities, for dynamic transformation of data and evaluation of interdependencies of technology resources. In other aspects, the system typically provides technical language processing of the plurality of records for transforming technical and descriptive data, and constructing categorical activity records. The system may be configured to achieve significant reduction in memory storage and processing requirements by performing categorical data encoding of the plurality of records.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Aaron D. Kephart, Charles C. Howie, DeAundra K. Glover, Darla Nutter, Greg M. Lewis, Jesse A. Price
  • Publication number: 20190338724
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a valve and an actuator. The valve has a portion movably disposed within a valve pocket defined by a cylinder head of an engine. The valve is configured to move relative to the cylinder head a distance between a closed position and an opened position. The portion of the valve defines a flow opening that is in fluid communication with a cylinder of an engine when the valve is in the opened position. The actuator is configured to selectively vary the distance between the closed position and the opened position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Charles PRICE, Jay MCFARLANE, Stephen John CHARLTON, William ANDERSON, David EVANS, Guy Robert BABBITT, Christopher Wayne TURNER, Daniel S. PEDERSEN, Clayton JACOBS, Drew COHEN, Nicholas Paul ECHTER, Kristina WEYER-GEIGEL, Caleb ALVARADO
  • Patent number: 10462977
    Abstract: Several embodiments provide cycle and soak irrigation control units, comprising: a housing; a plurality of pairs of actuation line connectors comprising input connectors to couple with output actuation lines of a separate irrigation controller, and output connectors to couple with actuatable devices; a plurality of electrical pathways each coupling a respective input connector to a corresponding output connector and allowing an activation signal to be passed; at least one switch configured to selectively allow or interrupt activation signals to pass to a corresponding output connector; and a timing control circuit controlling the switch, based on an application of an activation signal on an input connector, a duration of a series of cycle-on timings during which the activation signal is emitted from the output connector to activate an actuatable device and soak-off timings during which the activation signal is prevented from being emitted deactivating the actuatable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Rain Bird Corporation
    Inventors: Randy R. Montgomery, John E. Price, Chong Wang Kwak, Samuel C. Walker, David Charles Belongia
  • Patent number: 10432244
    Abstract: A system with one or more transceiver antenna assemblies for installation in vehicle side-view mirrors to enable communication with nearby vehicles. Each transceiver antenna assembly may have one or two antenna arrays implemented on a single printed circuit board, protected by an antenna housing used to mount the transceiver antenna inside the mirror assembly. Each antenna array in a dual-channel transceiver antenna may transmit and receive data over one of two DSRC channels. One channel may be used to transmit and receive vehicle data only and the other channel may be used to transmit and receive both vehicle data and audio/video (A/V) data. Each antenna array is connected to a radio in the vehicle that processes received signals and prepares signals for transmission. Such a transceiver antenna system may be especially useful for communication in truck platooning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: PELOTON TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Charles A. Price, James T. O'Keeffe, Thomas J. Birnbaum, Ganymed B. Stanek, Joshua P. Switkes
  • Patent number: 10387230
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to apparatuses, systems, methods and computer program products for a technology configuration system. Specifically, the system typically provides operational data processing of a plurality of records associated with information technology operational activities, for dynamic transformation of data and evaluation of interdependencies of technology resources. In other aspects, the system typically provides technical language processing of the plurality of records for transforming technical and descriptive data, and constructing categorical activity records. The system may be configured to achieve significant reduction in memory storage and processing requirements by performing categorical data encoding of the plurality of records.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Aaron D. Kephart, Charles C. Howie, DeAundra K. Glover, Darla Nutter, Greg M. Lewis, Jesse A. Price
  • Publication number: 20190210564
    Abstract: Described are devices, systems and methods for real-time remote control of vehicles with high redundancy. In some embodiments, two copies of at least one control command are received using two different wireless communication protocols, and are compared. The at least one control command is executed when the two copies are in agreement, but is rejected when the two copies differ. In other embodiments, additional wireless communication protocols may exist to provide a redundant mode of communication when one of the two different wireless communication protocols are unavailable. In yet other embodiments, redundant GPS units may be used to determine availability of any of the communication protocols, and relevant control commands may be downloaded in advance to circumvent the lack of coverage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Xiaoling HAN, Charles A. PRICE, Lindong SUN, Liu LIU, Yi WANG, Ruiliang ZHANG
  • Patent number: 10310933
    Abstract: Systems and arrangements for pre-processing data to detect and analyze system, application, or the like, incidents to identify incidents likely to cause a significant business impact are provided. Historical data related to incidents that previously occurred may be analyzed to quantify an impact of each incident. The quantified impact may be compared to a threshold and, if the impact above the threshold, the incident may be flagged as having a significant business impact. If the impact is below the threshold, the incident may be flagged as not having a significant business impact. Upon detecting an incident, data from the incident may be compared to the historical data of incidents having a significant business impact. If aspects of the incident are similar to one or more incidents having a significant business impact, the system may determine that the newly received incident is also likely to cause a significant business impact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Charles C. Howie, DeAundra K. Glover, Jesse Price, Aaron Kephart
  • Publication number: 20190146522
    Abstract: Controllers, control architectures, systems and methods are described for controlling a host vehicle's participation in a platoon. In some embodiments, a vehicle control system includes a vehicle controller configured to determine vehicle control commands for at least partially automatically controlling the host vehicle based at least in part on sensor information. The vehicle control commands are arranged to be directly or indirectly utilized by one or more host vehicle control units resident on the host vehicle. The vehicle control system also includes one or more safety monitoring algorithms that, during at least partially automated driving, verify that selected vehicle control commands received from the vehicle controller meet selected safety criteria. At least some of the safety algorithms utilize sensor data in the verification of the commands received from the vehicle controller. The sensor data used by the safety algorithms may come from the host vehicle and/or a second vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: Peloton Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Christopher Klaus, Colleen Kelly Twitty, Stephen Michael Erlien, John Connelly Kegelman, Charles A. Price, Austin Bennett Schuh, Joshua P. Switkes
  • Publication number: 20190147194
    Abstract: An improved apparatus, method and computer-readable storage medium are provided for implementing a secured communication system via synchronized hardware-based security. The present disclosure thus includes, without limitation, various example implementations directed toward secured data transmission reliant on hardware-based encryption and/or decryption methods. The secured communication system may provide secure real-time communications over networks, such as, but not limited, to computer networks, even when the networks being used are inherently insecure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Steven Charles Price, JR., Weston Raymond Alameida
  • Patent number: 10234871
    Abstract: Controllers, control architectures, systems and methods are described for controlling a host vehicle's participation in a platoon. In some embodiments, a vehicle control system includes a vehicle controller configured to determine vehicle control commands for at least partially automatically controlling the host vehicle based at least in part on sensor information. The vehicle control commands are arranged to be directly or indirectly utilized by one or more host vehicle control units resident on the host vehicle. The vehicle control system also includes one or more safety monitoring algorithms that, during at least partially automated driving, verify that selected vehicle control commands received from the vehicle controller meet selected safety criteria. At least some of the safety algorithms utilize sensor data in the verification of the commands received from the vehicle controller. The sensor data used by the safety algorithms may come from the host vehicle and/or a second vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Peloton Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Christopher Klaus, Colleen Kelly Twitty, Stephen Michael Erlien, John Connelly Kegelman, Charles A. Price, Austin Bennett Schuh, Joshua Philip Switkes