Patents by Inventor Charles S. Jordan

Charles S. Jordan 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: 20190342520
    Abstract: A tele-presence system that includes a portable robot face coupled to a remote station. The robot face includes a robot monitor, a robot camera, a robot speaker and a robot microphone. The remote station includes a station monitor, a station camera, a station speaker and a station microphone. The portable robot face can be attached to a platform mounted to the ceiling of an ambulance. The portable robot face can be used by a physician at the remote station to provide remote medical consultation. When the patient is moved from the ambulance the portable robot face can be detached from the platform and moved with the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Yulun Wang, Charles S. Jordan, Marco Pinter, Daniel Steven Sanchez, Kevin Hanrahan
  • Patent number: 10426198
    Abstract: At least one example embodiment relates to an e-vaping device. Some example embodiments include a vaporizer assembly, a power supply for supplying power to the vaporizer assembly, a male connector connected to the vaporizer assembly or the power supply and a female connector connected to the vaporizer assembly or the power supply. The male connector may include a first male electrode and a second male electrode encompassed by the first male electrode. The female connector may include a first female electrode and a second female electrode encompassed by the first female electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES LLC
    Inventors: Charles Dendy, Geoffrey Brandon Jordan, Barry S. Smith
  • Patent number: 10404939
    Abstract: A tele-presence system that includes a portable robot face coupled to a remote station. The robot face includes a robot monitor, a robot camera, a robot speaker and a robot microphone. The remote station includes a station monitor, a station camera, a station speaker and a station microphone. The portable robot face can be attached to a platform mounted to the ceiling of an ambulance. The portable robot face can be used by a physician at the remote station to provide remote medical consultation. When the patient is moved from the ambulance the portable robot face can be detached from the platform and moved with the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: INTOUCH TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Yulun Wang, Charles S. Jordan, Marco Pinter, Daniel Steven Sanchez, Kevin Hanrahan
  • Patent number: 10399223
    Abstract: A telepresence robot may include a drive system, a control system, an imaging system, and a mapping module. The mapping module may access a plan view map of an area and tags associated with the area. In various embodiments, each tag may include tag coordinates and tag information, which may include a tag annotation. A tag identification system may identify tags within a predetermined range of the current position and the control system may execute an action based on an identified tag whose tag information comprises a telepresence robot action modifier. The telepresence robot may rotate an upper portion independent from a lower portion. A remote terminal may allow an operator to control the telepresence robot using any combination of control methods, including by selecting a destination in a live video feed, by selecting a destination on a plan view map, or by using a joystick or other peripheral device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: InTouch Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Yulun Wang, Charles S. Jordan, Tim Wright, Michael Chan, Marco Pinter, Kevin Hanrahan, Daniel Sanchez, James Ballantyne, Cody Herzog, Blair Whitney, Fuji Lai, Kelton Temby, Eben Christopher Rauhut, Justin H. Kearns, Cheuk Wah Wong, Timothy Sturtevant Farlow
  • Publication number: 20190248018
    Abstract: A robotic system that includes a mobile robot linked to a plurality of remote stations. One of the remote stations includes an arbitrator that controls access to the robot. Each remote station may be assigned a priority that is used by the arbitrator to determine which station has access to the robot. The arbitrator may include notification and call back mechanisms for sending messages relating to an access request and a granting of access for a remote station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Yulun Wang, Charles S. Jordan, Keith Phillip Laby, Jonathan Southard
  • Publication number: 20190239499
    Abstract: A pest control and/or detection system generally includes an electrically conductive bait matrix including at least one carrier material that is at least one of palatable, a phagostimulant and/or consumable and/or displaceable by pests, and a plurality of electrically conductive particles. The electrically conductive particles are substantially randomly interspersed throughout the at least one carrier material. The at least one carrier material includes a thermoplastic material and/or a resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: James H. CINK, Greggory K. STOREY, Kyle K. JORDAN, James W. AUSTIN, Charles E. EVANHOE, Bart IVY, Daniel W. ENGELS, Daniel FREEMAN, Kenneth LAUFFENBURGER, Thomas DILLS, Kenneth S. BROWN, Cheryl LEICHTER
  • Patent number: 10328576
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for social behavior of a telepresence robot are disclosed herein. A telepresence robot may include a drive system, a control system, an object detection system, and a social behaviors component. The drive system is configured to move the telepresence robot. The control system is configured to control the drive system to drive the telepresence robot around a work area. The object detection system is configured to detect a human in proximity to the telepresence robot. The social behaviors component is configured to provide instructions to the control system to cause the telepresence robot to operate according to a first set of rules when a presence of one or more humans is not detected and operate according to a second set of rules when the presence of one or more humans is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: InTouch Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Marco Pinter, Fuji Lai, Daniel Steven Sanchez, James Ballantyne, David Bjorn Roe, Yulun Wang, Charles S. Jordan, Orjeta Taka, Cheuk Wah Wong
  • Patent number: 10334205
    Abstract: A telepresence device may relay video, audio, and/or measurement data to a user operating a control device. A user interface may permit the user to quickly view and/or understand temporally and/or spatially disparate information. The telepresence device may pre-gather looped video of spatially disparate areas in an environment. A temporal control mechanism may start video playback at a desired point in a current or historical video segment. Notations may be associated with time spans in a video and recalled by capturing an image similar to a frame in the time span of the video. An area of interest may be selected and video containing the area of interest may be automatically found. Situational data may be recorded and used to recall video segments of interest. The telepresence device may synchronize video playback and movement. A series of videos may be recorded at predetermined time intervals to capture visually trending information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: INTOUCH TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Marco Pinter, Charles S. Jordan, Daniel Sanchez, Kevin Hanrahan, Kelton Temby, Christopher Lambrecht
  • Patent number: 10315312
    Abstract: A robotic system that includes a mobile robot linked to a plurality of remote stations. One of the remote stations includes an arbitrator that controls access to the robot. Each remote station may be assigned a priority that is used by the arbitrator to determine which station has access to the robot. The arbitrator may include notification and call back mechanisms for sending messages relating to an access request and a granting of access for a remote station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: INTOUCH TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Yulun Wang, Charles S. Jordan, Keith Phillip Laby, Jonathan Southard
  • Patent number: 10259119
    Abstract: A remote controlled robot system that includes a mobile robot and a remote control station. A user can control movement of the robot from the remote control station. The mobile robot includes a camera system that can capture and transmit to the remote station a zoom image and a non-zoom image. The remote control station includes a monitor that displays a robot view field. The robot view field can display the non-zoom image. The zoom image can be displayed in the robot view field by highlighting an area of the non-zoom field. The remote control station may also store camera locations that allow a user to move the camera system to preset locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: INTOUCH TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Yulun Wang, Charles S. Jordan, Marco Pinter, Jonathan Southard, Keith Phillip Laby, John Cody Herzog
  • Patent number: 10241507
    Abstract: A robotic system that includes a mobile robot and a remote input device. The input device may be a joystick that is used to move a camera and a mobile platform of the robot. The system may operate in a mode where the mobile platform moves in a camera reference coordinate system. The camera reference coordinate system is fixed to a viewing image provided by the camera so that movement of the robot corresponds to a direction viewed on a screen. This prevents disorientation during movement of the robot if the camera is panned across a viewing area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: INTOUCH TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Yulun Wang, Charles S. Jordan, Keith P. Laby, Jonathan Southard, Marco Pinter, Brian Miller
  • Publication number: 20190088364
    Abstract: A remote controlled robot with a head that supports a monitor and is coupled to a mobile platform. The mobile robot also includes an auxiliary camera coupled to the mobile platform by a boom. The mobile robot is controlled by a remote control station. By way of example, the robot can be remotely moved about an operating room. The auxiliary camera extends from the boom so that it provides a relatively close view of a patient or other item in the room. An assistant in the operating room may move the boom and the camera. The boom may be connected to a robot head that can be remotely moved by the remote control station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Yulun Wang, Charles S. Jordan, Kevin Hanrahan, Daniel Sanchez, Marco Pinter
  • Publication number: 20190066839
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes various aspects of remote presence interfaces (RPIs) for use on portable electronic devices (PEDs) to interface with remote telepresence devices. An RPI may allow a user to interact with a telepresence device, view a live video feed, provide navigational instructions, and/or otherwise interact with the telepresence device. The RPI may allow a user to manually, semi-autonomously, or autonomously control the movement of the telepresence device. One or more panels associated with a video feed, patient data, calendars, date, time, telemetry data, PED data, telepresence device data, healthcare facility information, healthcare practitioner information, menu tabs, settings controls, and/or other features may be utilized via the RPI.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Charles S. Jordan, Andy Young, Mei Sheng Ng, Yair Lurie, Fuji Lai, Timothy C. Wright, Cody Herzog, Blair Whitney, Bill Rizzi, James Ballantyne, Yulun Wang, Cheuk Wah Wong, Justin Kearns, Orjeta Taka, Ramchandra Karandikar
  • Publication number: 20190043621
    Abstract: A telemedicine system including a cart that allows for two-way audio/video conferencing between patients or local care providers and remote care providers or family members. The cart employs a modular design that allows its capabilities to be expanded to meet the needs of particular telemedicine applications. In addition, the cart provides thermal imaging and a user interface that allows local care provers to access various capabilities of the device while the device is not in session with a remote party.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: John Celmins, Gary Douville, Daniel Sanchez, Marco Pinter, Charles S. Jordan, Yulun Wang
  • Publication number: 20190001498
    Abstract: A robot system with a robot that has a camera and a remote control station that can connect to the robot. The connection can include a plurality of privileges. The system further includes a server that controls which privileges are provided to the remote control station. The privileges may include the ability to control the robot, joint in a multi-cast session and the reception of audio/video from the robot. The privileges can be established and edited through a manager control station. The server may contain a database that defines groups of remote control station that can be connected to groups of robots. The database can be edited to vary the stations and robots within a group. The system may also allow for connectivity between a remote control station at a user programmable time window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: John Cody Herzog, Blair Whitney, Yulun Wang, Charles S. Jordan, Marco Pinter
  • Publication number: 20180308565
    Abstract: Automatically generating a structured medical note during a remote medical consultation using machine learning. A provider tele-presence device may receive audio from a medical provider. A medical documentation server may be coupled to the network. A machine learning network receives audio data from the provider tele-presence device, the machine learning network generating a structured medical note based on the received audio data, and wherein the structured medical note is stored in the medical documentation server in association with an identity of a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Marco Pinter, Charles S. Jordan, Yulun Wang, Ole Eichhorn
  • Publication number: 20180286512
    Abstract: A graphical user interface for a remote controlled robot system that includes a robot view field that displays information provided by a robot and an observer view field that display observer information about one or more observers that can receive the robot information. The interface has various features that allow a master user to control the observation and participation of the observers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Yulun Wang, Charles S. Jordan, Marco Pinter
  • Publication number: 20180275638
    Abstract: A remote control station that accesses one of at least two different robots that each have at least one unique robot feature. The remote control station receives information that identifies the robot feature of the accessed robot. The remote station displays a display user interface that includes at least one field that corresponds to the robot feature of the accessed robot. The robot may have a laser pointer and/or a projector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Yulun Wang, Marco Pinter, Kevin Hanrahan, Daniel Steven Sanchez, Charles S. Jordan, David Bjorn Roe, James Rosenthal, Derek Walters
  • Patent number: 10073950
    Abstract: A remote controlled robot with a head that supports a monitor and is coupled to a mobile platform. The mobile robot also includes an auxiliary camera coupled to the mobile platform by a boom. The mobile robot is controlled by a remote control station. By way of example, the robot can be remotely moved about an operating room. The auxiliary camera extends from the boom so that it provides a relatively close view of a patient or other item in the room. An assistant in the operating room may move the boom and the camera. The boom may be connected to a robot head that can be remotely moved by the remote control station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: INTOUCH TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Yulun Wang, Charles S. Jordan, Kevin Hanrahan, Daniel Sanchez, Marco Pinter
  • Publication number: 20180243914
    Abstract: A robotic system that includes a robot and a remote station. The remote station can generate control commands that are transmitted to the robot through a broadband network. The control commands can be interpreted by the robot to induce action such as robot movement or focusing a robot camera. The robot can generate reporting commands that are transmitted to the remote station through the broadband network. The reporting commands can provide positional feedback or system reports on the robot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Yulun Wang, Charles S. Jordan, Marco Pinter, Jonathan Southard