Patents by Inventor Christopher ELFORD

Christopher ELFORD 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: 20180351761
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to a universal interface for sensor devices. Applications executed in a device may interact with sensor devices via a universal interface. For example, the device may act as a gateway allowing Internet of Things (IoT) devices to interact with at least one resource external to the environment in which the IoT devices operate. The device may comprise at least memory circuitry to store at least a virtual file system and at least one application. The virtual file system may provide a programmatic interface through which at least one sensor device may be accessible to the at least one application. Processing circuitry in the device may execute an application from those stored within the memory circuitry. The application, when executed, may cause interconnect circuitry also in the device to at least one of transmit instructions to, or receive data from, a sensor device utilizing the virtual file system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2015
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Tianyou LI, Christopher ELFORD, Qi ZHANG, Junyong DING, Shu XU, Gang SHEN, Hassnaa MOUSTAFA