Patents by Inventor Charles M. Robidart, Jr.

Charles M. Robidart, Jr. 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: 9646298
    Abstract: Techniques for detecting the presence of a tag are described. According to one aspect of the present invention, a plurality of devices are deployed around an establishment, each of the devices is executing a client module to communicate with a server and receive a broadcast from a tag attached to an object (e.g., a human being or an item). As the object approaches to a device, the broadcast from the tag is received by a device that reports to the server. As a result, the server executing a server module can determine a movement trajectory of the object from those devices that have received the broadcast from the tag. One embodiment of the present invention can be used to track an asset or facilitate a location-based service to a user wearing the tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Doorga Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Matthew Corbalis, Michael Edward Matthys, David Paulsen, Charles M. Robidart, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20160048827
    Abstract: Techniques for enabling micro-proximity location, detection and services are described. One embodiment of the present invention pertains to location and micro-proximity services technology in conjunction with fixed or mobile devices using a type of low energy signals (e.g., Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology). With the detected location before a specific object, various proximity services may be customized with respect to the specific object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Inventors: Charles Matthew Corbalis, Michael Edward Matthys, David Paulsen, Charles M. Robidart, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20160048878
    Abstract: Designs of a tag are described. Relevant parameters of the tag can be selected and determined via a device (e.g., a mobile device) running the client module in a predefined mode. Not only is the transmission power controlled to a small amount for detection of a nearby device, but the tag also operates periodically (e.g., every 2 or 10 seconds) to preserve the power driving it. The tag generates a transmission signal in compliance with a wireless technology standard so that the transmission signal can be received by a commonly-used device (e.g., a smartphone). In addition, for simplicity, the tag is not designed as a transceiver but operates as a transmitter only.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Inventors: Charles Matthew Corbalis, Michael Edward Matthys, David Paulsen, Charles M. Robidart, JR.
  • Publication number: 20160050530
    Abstract: Techniques for detecting the presence of a tag are described. According to one aspect of the present invention, a plurality of devices are deployed around an establishment, each of the devices is executing a client module to communicate with a server and receive a broadcast from a tag attached to an object (e.g., a human being or an item). As the object approaches to a device, the broadcast from the tag is received by a device that reports to the server. As a result, the server executing a server module can determine a movement trajectory of the object from those devices that have received the broadcast from the tag. One embodiment of the present invention can be used to track an asset or facilitate a location-based service to a user wearing the tag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Inventors: Charles Matthew Corbalis, Michael Edward Matthys, David Paulsen, Charles M. Robidart, JR.