Patents by Inventor Charles Carter Jernigan

Charles Carter Jernigan 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: 10200955
    Abstract: One embodiment relates to an apparatus, comprising logic, at least partially incorporated into hardware, to determine whether a first device priority associated with a first smart device is greater than a second device priority associated with a second smart device; and responsive to a determination that the first device priority is greater than the second device priority: send first data associated with the first smart device from the first smart device to a primary communication device; and send a first message from the first smart device, the first message including a first indication that the second smart device is to transmit second data associated with the second smart device to the primary communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel Jepson, Charles Carter Jernigan, Nicholas Moe Khosravy, John Wei, Fai Yeung
  • Patent number: 10082598
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide techniques and configurations for an apparatus to reduce sensor power consumption, in particular, through predictive data measurements by one or more sensors. In one instance, the apparatus may include one or more sensors and a sensor management module coupled with the sensors and configured to cause the sensors to initiate measurements of data indicative of a process in a first data measurement mode, determine a pattern of events comprising the process based on a portion of the measurements collected by the sensors in the first data measurement mode over a time period, and initiate measurements of the data by the one or more sensors in a second data measurement mode. The second data measurement mode may be based on the pattern of events comprising the process. The pattern may indicate a prediction of appearance of events in the process. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Charles Carter Jernigan
  • Publication number: 20180227854
    Abstract: One embodiment relates to an apparatus, comprising logic, at least partially incorporated into hardware, to determine whether a first device priority associated with a first smart device is greater than a second device priority associated with a second smart device; and responsive to a determination that the first device priority is greater than the second device priority: send first data associated with the first smart device from the first smart device to a primary communication device; and send a first message from the first smart device, the first message including a first indication that the second smart device is to transmit second data associated with the second smart device to the primary communication device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel Jepson, Charles Carter Jernigan, Nicholas Moe Khosravy, John Wei, Fai Yeung
  • Publication number: 20180192241
    Abstract: A system and a plurality of methods for location detection are disclosed. In some cases, the user's present location is represented by a circle, having a center and a radius, where the radius is indicative of the accuracy of the present location. The desired destination location, or geofence, is also defined as a circle, having a center and a radius. The various methods disclosed are used to determine when a user has entered or exited the geofence. In some embodiments, these methods attempt to minimize power consumption or another parameter. In another embodiment, the methods attempt to achieve the highest degree of accuracy possible or required for the task.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventor: Charles Carter Jernigan
  • Patent number: 9952660
    Abstract: Particular embodiments described herein provide for an electronic device that can be configured to determine that an unobtrusive gesture has been received on a first electronic device and send a signal to a second electronic device in response to the unobtrusive gesture. The first electronic device can also be configured to receive a signal from the second electronic device, determine an unobtrusive output in response to the signal, and generate an unobtrusive notification in response to the received signal. In an example, the first electronic device is a part of jewelry worn by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Atul N. Hatalkar, Anna-Marie Mansour, Fai Yeung, Norman T. Bright, Dzung D. Tran, Fu Zhou, Nicholas Moe Khosravy, Charles Carter Jernigan, Kahyun Kim, Eric Lewallen, Rowland L. Brown, James W. Lundell
  • Patent number: 9936350
    Abstract: A system and a plurality of methods for location detection are disclosed. In some cases, the user's present location is represented by a circle, having a center and a radius, where the radius is indicative of the accuracy of the present location. The desired destination location, or geofence, is also defined as a circle, having a center and a radius. The various methods disclosed are used to determine when a user has entered or exited the geofence. In some embodiments, these methods attempt to minimize power consumption or another parameter. In another embodiment, the methods attempt to achieve the highest degree of accuracy possible or required for the task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: two forty four a.m. LLC
    Inventor: Charles Carter Jernigan
  • Patent number: 9838970
    Abstract: One embodiment relates to an apparatus, comprising logic, at least partially incorporated into hardware, to determine whether a first device priority associated with a first smart device is greater than a second device priority associated with a second smart device; and responsive to a determination that the first device priority is greater than the second device priority: send first data associated with the first smart device from the first smart device to a primary communication device; and send a first message from the first smart device, the first message including a first indication that the second smart device is to transmit second data associated with the second smart device to the primary communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel Jepson, Charles Carter Jernigan, Nicholas Moe Khosravy, John Wei, Fai Yeung
  • Publication number: 20170289738
    Abstract: One embodiment relates to an apparatus, comprising logic, at least partially incorporated into hardware, to: receive first sensor data associated with a first sensor of a first smart device; determine a first reliability factor associated with the first sensor data; receive second sensor data associated with a second sensor of a second smart device; and determine a second reliability factor associated with the second sensor data. The logic is further to determine a sensor data reporting plan based upon the first reliability factor and the second reliability factor, the sensor data reporting plan indicating whether each of the first sensor and the second sensor are to subsequently send their respective sensor data to a primary communication device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Daniel Jepson, Charles Carter Jernigan, Nicholas Moe Khosravy, John Wei, Fai Yeung
  • Publication number: 20170289915
    Abstract: One embodiment relates to an apparatus, comprising logic, at least partially incorporated into hardware, to determine whether a first device priority associated with a first smart device is greater than a second device prority associated with a second smart device; and responsive to a determination that the first device priority is greater than the second device priority: send first data associated with the first smart device from the first smart device to a primary communication device; and send a first message from the first smart device, the first message including a first indication that the second smart device is to transmit second data associated with the second smart device to the primary communication device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Daniel Jepson, Charles Carter Jernigan, Nicholas Moe Khosravy, John Wei, Fai Yeung
  • Publication number: 20170289789
    Abstract: One embodiment relates to an apparatus, comprising logic, at least partially incorporated into hardware, to receive a notification message from a primary communication device by a smart device using a first communication protocol, the notification message including notification information received at an operating system layer of the primary communication device; determine, by the smart device, whether the notification message meets predetermined criteria; and responsive to a determination that the notification message meets the predetermined criteria, send, by the smart device, a loopback notification message including a representation of at least a portion of the notification information to the primary communication device using a second communication protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Daniel Jepson, Charles Carter Jernigan, Nicholas Moe Khosravy, John Wei, Fai Yeung
  • Publication number: 20170286091
    Abstract: One embodiment relates to an apparatus, comprising logic, at least partially incorporated into hardware, to receive, by a primary communication device, an update image associated with a smart device, and initiate sending of the update image to the smart device, wherein a bootloader of the smart device is configured to update a memory of the smart device with the update image. The logic is further to determine whether the updating of the memory of the smart device with the update image has been interrupted, and responsive to determining that the updating of the memory of the smart device with the update image has been interrupted, send a first message to the smart device to instruct the bootloader of the smart device to resume updating of the memory of the smart device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Daniel Jepson, Charles Carter Jernigan, Nicholas Moe Khosravy, John Wei, Fai Yeung
  • Publication number: 20170223499
    Abstract: A system and a plurality of methods for location detection are disclosed. In some cases, the user's present location is represented by a circle, having a center and a radius, where the radius is indicative of the accuracy of the present location. The desired destination location, or geofence, is also defined as a circle, having a center and a radius. The various methods disclosed are used to determine when a user has entered or exited the geofence. In some embodiments, these methods attempt to minimize power consumption or another parameter. In another embodiment, the methods attempt to achieve the highest degree of accuracy possible or required for the task.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventor: Charles Carter Jernigan
  • Patent number: 9654924
    Abstract: A system and a plurality of methods for location detection are disclosed. In some cases, the user's present location is represented by a circle, having a center and a radius, where the radius is indicative of the accuracy of the present location. The desired destination location, or geofence, is also defined as a circle, having a center and a radius. The various methods disclosed are used to determine when a user has entered or exited the geofence. In some embodiments, these methods attempt to minimize power consumption or another parameter. In another embodiment, the methods attempt to achieve the highest degree of accuracy possible or required for the task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: two forty four a.m. LLC
    Inventor: Charles Carter Jernigan
  • Publication number: 20160066146
    Abstract: A system and a plurality of methods for location detection are disclosed. In some cases, the user's present location is represented by a circle, having a center and a radius, where the radius is indicative of the accuracy of the present location. The desired destination location, or geofence, is also defined as a circle, having a center and a radius. The various methods disclosed are used to determine when a user has entered or exited the geofence. In some embodiments, these methods attempt to minimize power consumption or another parameter. In another embodiment, the methods attempt to achieve the highest degree of accuracy possible or required for the task.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Inventor: Charles Carter Jernigan
  • Publication number: 20160047679
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide techniques and configurations for an apparatus to reduce sensor power consumption, in particular, through predictive data measurements by one or more sensors. In one instance, the apparatus may include one or more sensors and a sensor management module coupled with the sensors and configured to cause the sensors to initiate measurements of data indicative of a process in a first data measurement mode, determine a pattern of events comprising the process based on a portion of the measurements collected by the sensors in the first data measurement mode over a time period, and initiate measurements of the data by the one or more sensors in a second data measurement mode. The second data measurement mode may be based on the pattern of events comprising the process. The pattern may indicate a prediction of appearance of events in the process. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Inventor: Charles Carter Jernigan
  • Patent number: 9215560
    Abstract: A system and a plurality of methods for location detection are disclosed. In some cases, the user's present location is represented by a circle, having a center and a radius, where the radius is indicative of the accuracy of the present location. The desired destination location, or geofence, is also defined as a circle, having a center and a radius. The various methods desclsoed are used to determine when a user has entered or exited the geofence. In some embodiments, these methods attempt to minimize power consumption or another parameter. In another embodiment, the methods attempt to achieve the highest degree of accuracy possible or required for the task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: two forty four a.m. LLC
    Inventor: Charles Carter Jernigan
  • Publication number: 20150355720
    Abstract: Particular embodiments described herein provide for an electronic device that can be configured to determine that an unobtrusive gesture has been received on a first electronic device and send a signal to a second electronic device in response to the unobtrusive gesture. The first electronic device can also be configured to receive a signal from the second electronic device, determine an unobtrusive output in response to the signal, and generate an unobtrusive notification in response to the received signal. In an example, the first electronic device is a part of jewelry worn by a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Atul N. Hatalkar, Anna-Marie Mansour, Fai Yeung, Norman T. Bright, Dzung D. Tran, Fu Zhou, Nicholas Moe Khosravy, Charles Carter Jernigan, Kahyun Kim, Eric Lewallen, Rowland L. Brown, James W. Lundell
  • Publication number: 20140351012
    Abstract: Systems and methods for running a promotional campaign in which publicly available information on social-media websites regarding member preferences and individuals with whom they socialize is computationally analyzed to drive selection of a cohort to whom a promotion will be directed by identifying individuals clustered into groups with shared preferences and habits directly associated with the subject matter of the promotional campaign.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Charles Carter Jernigan, Seth Priebatsch
  • Publication number: 20140279554
    Abstract: Payment tokens designed for display on a consumer's mobile device include dynamic trust data (e.g., transaction history and/or token generation date) along with financial account information, enabling merchants to make an informed decision about whether to accept payment without communication with the central processing system, and also protecting the consumer's account information from theft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Seth Priebatsch, Charles Carter Jernigan
  • Publication number: 20140279556
    Abstract: Payment tokens designed for display on a consumer's mobile device include dynamic trust data (e.g., transaction history and/or token generation date) along with financial account information, enabling merchants to make an informed decision about whether to accept payment without communication with the central processing system, and also protecting the consumer's account information from theft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Seth Priebatsch, Charles Carter Jernigan