Patents by Inventor Christopher Verplaetse

Christopher Verplaetse 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: 20160206921
    Abstract: A wearable device automatically identifies an activity in which a user of the device is engaged while wearing the device. The wearable device receives motion data of the user collected during the activity and determines a magnitude and a frequency of the motion data. Based on the magnitude and frequency of the motion data, the wearable device identifies the activity in which the user is engaged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Applicant: Intel Corporartion
    Inventors: Steven P. Szabados, Andrew A. Stirn, Timothy Melano, Nathan R. Kowahl, Christopher Verplaetse, Colt Stander
  • Publication number: 20150277572
    Abstract: A system and a method are disclosed for a display on a device based on context for the device. Motion data along two axes associated with the device is received and the motion data indicates a context for the device such as a position of a body part on which the device is worn. Additionally time points associated with the motion data are received. The display is modified if the motion data along two axes has values within predetermined ranges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Verplaetse, Steven Patrick Szabados, Marco Kenneth Della Torre
  • Patent number: 6970095
    Abstract: A theft detection system includes an accelerometer attachable to an object, the accelerometer providing an acceleration signal in response to movement of the object; an alarm mechanism for providing a signal in response to movement of the object; and for preventing false alarms, a filter programmed to determine the frequency of the acceleration signal and to provide an output to activate the alarm mechanism only when the frequency of the acceleration signal meets a predetermined criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2005
    Assignee: Caveo Technology, LLC
    Inventors: W. David Lee, Martin Wells, Christopher Verplaetse, Christopher Turner
  • Patent number: 6861946
    Abstract: A motion-based input system including a motion sensor coupled to a device. The motion sensor provides a motion signal corresponding to the movement of the device. The system further includes a processor responsive to the motion signal and configured to distinguish between a tap command and a position command and provides, in response to a tap command, one or more actions, and in response to a position command, one or more different actions to control and operate the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2005
    Assignee: Caveo Technology LLC.
    Inventors: Christopher Verplaetse, W. David Lee, Thomas P. Evans, Jerry Nicholas Laneman
  • Patent number: 6721738
    Abstract: A motion password control system including a motion sensor responsive to motion of a device and providing a signal corresponding to movement of the device; a database including stored data values corresponding to predetermined motion of the device; and an electronic circuit, responsive to the motion sensor, configured to compare the motion sensor signal with the stored database values, and, in response, to provide an output signal for performing at least one action of a preselected set of actions when the comparison reveals that the device has moved in a way which corresponds to the stored data values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2004
    Assignee: Gaveo Technology, LLC.
    Inventors: Christopher Verplaetse, Christopher Turner, W. David Lee, Martin Wells
  • Publication number: 20030014660
    Abstract: A security system including a removable circuit card having an unauthorized movement detection subsystem including a motion sensor, a processor responsive to the motion sensor for detecting whether motion sensed thereby is indicative of unauthorized movement and a response circuit activated by the processor in response to unauthorized movement. The security system also includes a power source integrated with the circuit card for powering the unauthorized movement detection subsystem in the event of a lack of available external power including removal of the circuit card.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2002
    Publication date: January 16, 2003
    Inventors: Christopher Verplaetse, W. David Lee, Thomas P. Evans, C. Gail Greenwald, Richard Kelly
  • Publication number: 20020171546
    Abstract: A universal, customizable computer security system including a set of security input signals each relating to a possible security event and a rules engine with a universal software interface responsive to the security input signals. The rules engine is configurable to perform one or more security actions in response to each security input signal. The rules engine further includes a user interface program to allow a user to select one or more customized security actions for a combination of one or more chosen security input signals, and a universal software output interface responsive to the selected security actions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2002
    Publication date: November 21, 2002
    Inventors: Thomas P. Evans, W. David Lee, C. Gail Greenwald, Christopher Verplaetse
  • Publication number: 20020167699
    Abstract: A motion-based input system including a motion sensor coupled to a device. The motion sensor provides a motion signal corresponding to the movement of the device. The system further includes a processor responsive to the motion signal and configured to distinguish between a tap command and a position command and provides, in response to a tap command, one or more actions, and in response to a position command, one or more different actions to control and operate the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2002
    Publication date: November 14, 2002
    Inventors: Christopher Verplaetse, W. David Lee, Thomas P. Evans, Jerry Nicholas Laneman
  • Publication number: 20010047488
    Abstract: A motion password control system including a motion sensor responsive to motion of a device and providing a signal corresponding to movement of the device; a database including stored data values corresponding to predetermined motion of the device; and an electronic circuit, responsive to the motion sensor, configured to compare the motion sensor signal with the stored database values, and, in response, to provide an output signal for performing at least one action of a preselected set of actions when the comparison reveals that the device has moved in a way which corresponds to the stored data values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2001
    Publication date: November 29, 2001
    Inventors: Christopher Verplaetse, Christopher Turner, W. David Lee, Martin Wells
  • Patent number: 5875257
    Abstract: Apparatus for continuous sensing of hand and arm gestures comprises hand-held means for continuously sensing at least tempo and emphasis. These sensed parameters are represented quantitatively, and transduced by appropriate circuitry into electrical signals indicative of the parameter quantities. The signals may be used to control the performance of a musical composition (or the evolution of some other dynamic system), or may instead convey information. The signals may, for example, be provided to an interpreter that dynamically infers control commands from the gestures on a real-time basis in accordance with the generally accepted canon of musical conducting, directing the controlled system in accordance therewith. The invention may also sense one or more additional conducting parameters such as the speed and/or velocity, direction (i.e.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1999
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Teresa Marrin, Joseph Paradiso, Tod Machover, Christopher Verplaetse, Margaret Orth