Patents by Inventor Christopher Matthew D'Eramo

Christopher Matthew D'Eramo 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: 10726379
    Abstract: A launch vehicle can include a mobility system, a launch system, and a computing system. The mobility system can be configured to travel to a general target location. The launch system can be configured to house a plurality of autonomous delivery vehicles assigned for transporting one or more deliverable items from the general target location to respective specific target delivery locations. The computing system can be configured to control launch of the plurality of autonomous delivery vehicles from the launch vehicle at a respective plurality of predetermined launch positions, each predetermined launch position associated with a corresponding launch time, and each autonomous delivery vehicle configured to travel from a launch position of the respective plurality of predetermined launch positions to a specific target delivery location of the respective specific target delivery locations and from the specific target delivery location to one or more predetermined landing positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: UATC, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Brian Donnelly, James Lee Epifano, Jacob William Fischer, Christopher Matthew D'Eramo, David Patrick Rice
  • Patent number: 10647333
    Abstract: Systems and methods for maintaining autonomous vehicle operator awareness are provided. A method can include determining, by a computing system, an awareness challenge for an operator of a vehicle. The awareness challenge can be based on object data. The awareness challenge can have one or more criteria. The criteria can include a challenge response interval, a response time, and an action for satisfying the awareness challenge. The method can include initiating, by the computing system, a timer measuring elapsed time from a start time of the challenge response interval. The method can include communicating to the operator, by the computing system, a soft notification indicative of the awareness challenge during the challenge response interval. The method can include determining, by the computing system, whether the operator provides a user input after the response time interval and whether the user input corresponds to the action for satisfying the awareness challenge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: UATC, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Brian Donnelly, Philipp Haban, Christopher Matthew D'Eramo, Chad Johnathan Staller, Clifford Shaun Webb, Douglas Dallesandro
  • Patent number: 10613815
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to an apparatus for positioning an interactive-display device within an interior of an autonomous vehicle. In particular, an autonomous vehicle can include an interior comprising at least two different interior portions configured to accommodate one or more passengers. The autonomous vehicle can also include an interactive-display device. The autonomous vehicle can further include an apparatus for positioning the interactive-display device within the interior such that it is accessible by at least one of the passenger(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: UATC, LLC
    Inventors: Johad Husseini Ellis, Christopher Matthew D'Eramo
  • Publication number: 20200047692
    Abstract: Systems and methods for automatically adjusting the interior cabin of an autonomous vehicle are provided. In one example embodiment, an autonomous vehicle can include a main body including a floor and a ceiling that at least partially define an interior cabin of the autonomous vehicle. The autonomous vehicle can include a partition wall that is movable within the interior cabin of the autonomous vehicle. The partition wall can extend between the floor to the ceiling of the main body. The autonomous vehicle can include a computing system configured to receive data indicative of one or more service assignments associated with the autonomous vehicle and to adjust a position of the partition wall within the interior cabin based at least in part on the one or more service assignments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Min Kyu Park, Christopher Matthew D'Eramo, Neil Stegall
  • Publication number: 20200047641
    Abstract: Systems, methods, tangible non-transitory computer-readable media, and devices associated with the operation of a vehicle are provided. For example a vehicle computing system can receive occupancy data that includes information associated with occupancy of a vehicle that includes seats. One or more states of the vehicle can be determined. The states of the vehicle can include a disposition of any object that is within the vehicle. Further, a configuration of the seats in the vehicle can be determined based on the occupancy data and the states of the vehicle. The configuration can include a disposition of the seats inside the vehicle. Furthermore, at least one of the seats can be adjusted based on the configuration that was determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher Matthew D'Eramo, Nicolas Bryan Chan, Janna Urbanski
  • Publication number: 20200047675
    Abstract: Systems, methods, tangible non-transitory computer-readable media, and devices associated with the operation of a vehicle are provided. For example, a receptacle system can determine states of a receptacle of a vehicle. Further, the states of the receptacle can be associated with accommodation of objects by the receptacle. The receptacle system can receive object data that includes information associated with accommodation of the objects by the receptacle. The receptacle system can also determine operations associated with the receptacle based at least in part on the object data and the states of the receptacle. Furthermore, the receptacle system can generate control signals to perform the operations associated with the receptacle which can include transporting objects in the receptacle, charging objects in the receptacle, extending the receptacle, or retracting the receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Johad Husseini Ellis, Christopher Matthew D'Eramo
  • Publication number: 20200051194
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling autonomous vehicles are provided. In one example embodiment, a computing system can obtain data indicative of a service assignment associated with an autonomous vehicle. The service assignment is indicative of a destination location to which to transport a user. The computing system can obtain data indicative of an item associated with the user that is to be transported to the destination location. The computing system can determine a first drop-off location for the user and a second drop-off location for the item based at least in part on the destination location. The first drop-off location for the user is different than the second drop-off location for the item. The computing system can cause the autonomous vehicle to initiate motion control to travel to the first drop-off location for the user and to travel to the second drop-off location for the item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Min Kyu Park, Christopher Matthew D'Eramo
  • Publication number: 20200050199
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling autonomous vehicles are provided. In one example embodiment, a computing system can obtain data indicative of a service assignment associated with an autonomous vehicle. The service assignment is indicative of a destination location. The computing system can determine a checklist associated with the destination location. The computing system can provide, for display via a display device, data indicative of a user interface. The user interface can present the checklist associated with the destination location. The computing system can obtain data indicative of user input associated with the checklist. The computing system can determine that the checklist has been completed based at least in part on the user input associated with the checklist. The computing system can, in response to determining that the checklist has been completed, cause the autonomous vehicle to initiate a motion control to travel to the destination location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Min Kyu Park, Christopher Matthew D'Eramo
  • Publication number: 20190359084
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to interior arrangements for autonomous vehicles. In particular, an autonomous vehicle can comprise an interior that includes a plurality of different portions. Each portion of the plurality of different portions can include one or more mechanical interfaces associated therewith. The interior can also include at least one modular interior unit configured to accommodate one or more passengers. The at least one modular unit can be coupled to one or more mechanical interfaces of at least one portion of the plurality of different portions of the interior.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Johad Husseini Ellis, Christopher Matthew D'Eramo
  • Publication number: 20190361656
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to an apparatus for positioning an interactive-display device within an interior of an autonomous vehicle. In particular, an autonomous vehicle can include an interior comprising at least two different interior portions configured to accommodate one or more passengers. The autonomous vehicle can also include an interactive-display device. The autonomous vehicle can further include an apparatus for positioning the interactive-display device within the interior such that it is accessible by at least one of the passenger(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Johad Husseini Ellis, Christopher Matthew D'Eramo
  • Patent number: 9265380
    Abstract: A method is provided of using a cooking appliance having a first heating assembly having a first cooking surface, a second heating assembly having a second cooking surface, and a guide post. The method includes causing the guide post to be placed into a receiving aperture. The method further includes translating the first heating assembly from a first operative position to a second operative position, wherein the placement of the guide post into the receiving aperture causes the first heating assembly to translate in a substantially linear manner and to be maintained substantially parallel to the second heating assembly during translation of the first heating assembly from the first operative position to the second operative position. The method also includes removing the guide post from the receiving aperture and causing the guide post to be placed in a resting aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Soul of India, LLC
    Inventors: Arvind G. Krishnan, Christopher Matthew D'Eramo
  • Patent number: 8286548
    Abstract: A cooking appliance is provided which includes a lower heating assembly and an upper heating assembly. The lower heating assembly includes a lower cooking surface, and the upper heating assembly includes an upper cooking surface. The upper cooking surface is translatable relative to the lower cooking surface in at least a substantially vertical manner, wherein the upper cooking surface and lower cooking surface remain substantially parallel to one another when the upper cooking surface translates relative to the lower cooking surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Soul of India, LLC
    Inventors: Arvind G. Krishnan, Christopher Matthew D'Eramo
  • Publication number: 20080196595
    Abstract: A cooking appliance is provided which includes a lower heating assembly and an upper heating assembly. The lower heating assembly includes a lower cooking surface, and the upper heating assembly includes an upper cooking surface. The upper cooking surface is translatable relative to the lower cooking surface in at least a substantially vertical manner, wherein the upper cooking surface and lower cooking surface remain substantially parallel to one another when the upper cooking surface translates relative to the lower cooking surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2008
    Publication date: August 21, 2008
    Inventors: Arvind G. Krishnan, Christopher Matthew D'Eramo
  • Patent number: 7410183
    Abstract: The present invention provides a weight redistribution system including an axle carrier slideably engaged along a length of a trailer frame, wherein the axle carrier including a threaded fixture and the trailer frame includes parallel longitudinal beams having a plurality of equally spaced openings; an axle carrier positioning means including a motor means and a threaded shaft mounted to the trailer frame being in rotational engagement with the threaded fixture of the axle carrier; a weight monitoring system integrated into the axle carrier; an axle carrier locking means including at least one extendable pin mounted on the axle carrier for locking engagement into one of the equally spaced openings in the longitudinal beams; and a control interface for displaying data from the weight monitoring system, actuating the axle carrier positioning means, and actuating the axle carrier locking means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2008
    Assignee: Alcoa Inc.
    Inventors: Zachary John Stowell, David Stephen Musso, Charles Bartlett Stewart, Evan James English, Christopher Matthew D'Eramo, Adam Thomas Clavelle, Shandor Glenn Dektor, Jayeon Kim, Jennifer Crystal Perreira, Charles Michael Sanford Shaw, Allan Freas Velzy