Patents by Inventor Cody D. Dean

Cody D. Dean 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: 10481189
    Abstract: A wireless remote sensor (110) that is powered by an inductive transmitter (112) and is configured to produce an oscillating wave that varies based on one or more sensed parameters. The oscillating wave is communicated to the inductive transmitter (112) by reflected impedance, where it can be detected to determine the sensed value(s). In another aspect, the present invention provides a wireless remote sensor with a Wheatstone bridge arrangement having an internal resonant circuit to produce an electromagnetic field indicative of the sensed value. In a third aspect, the present invention provides a wireless remote sensor with optical feedback from a reference circuit and a sensor circuit. In a fourth aspect, the present invention provides a wireless remote temperature sensor having coils printed on a material with a high coefficient of thermal expansion so that the size and/or shape of the coils varies as the temperature increases or decreases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Philips I.P. Ventures B.V.
    Inventors: Neil W. Kuyvenhoven, Cody D. Dean, David W. Baarman, Benjamin C. Moes, Hai D. Nguyen, Matthew J. Norconk, Joshua K. Schwannecke, Joshua B. Taylor, Joseph S. Melton, Jr., Ronald L. Stoddard
  • Publication number: 20180319570
    Abstract: A dispenser or dispensing system. The dispenser can be a screw conveyor pill dispenser, tumbler pill dispenser, push-to-operate pill cap dispenser, twist-to-operate pill cap dispenser, or push-to-operate pill cap dispenser. The pill dispenser may include a pill dispenser control system that can interact with a personal device, such as a smart phone. The pill dispenser control system can implement communication with a personal device, pill identification, user identification and security, scheduling functions, and notifications. The pill dispenser can dispense pills manually, semi-automatically, or automatically.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: David W. Baarman, Colin J. Moore, Cody D. Dean, Ryan D. Schamper, Sean T. Eurich, Merdad Veiseh, Dan Parker, Joseph C. Van Den Brink, Richard J. Weber
  • Publication number: 20170246602
    Abstract: A personal formulation device for mixing and dispensing customized formulations from ingredient reservoirs carried by the device. The device may include a plurality of miniaturized progressive pumps with a flexible coupling between the motor and the pump. The coupling may include a spring (40). The device may include a spacer sleeve (62) having an internal diameter tapered to closely follow the motion envelope of the spring (40). Each pump may include a retainer (60) that is threaded into the interior of the pump body (52) to retain the spacer sleeve (62) and the drive end (120) of the rotor (34). Each pump may include a stator with an integrated flange seal (36). The flange seal (36) may extend around the circumference of the stator and be sandwiched between portions of the pump body (52). The stator may have a noncircular shape that keys the stator within the pump body. The pump may include an optical metering system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Inventors: Cody D. Dean, Ryan D. Schamper, Joseph C. Van Den Brink, David W. Baarman, Richard J. Weber, Michele Luciano Lazzari, Derek Hedley Rowles, Clinton Les Foster
  • Publication number: 20170172340
    Abstract: A beverage dispenser capable of preparing a variety of alternative types of beverages using different brewing parameters depending on the type of beverage. In one embodiment, the beverage dispenser is configured to use temperature, pressure and time parameters selected to provide optimal extraction for the type of beverage being prepared. In one embodiment, the beverage dispenser is intended to brew a variety of herbal teas with ingredients selected in accordance with traditional Chinese medicine. In one embodiment, the particle sizes of the various TCM ingredients are selected to provide optimized extraction in the beverage dispenser. The beverage dispenser may be configured to identify the type of beverage pod installed in the system and automatically prepare that beverage in accordance with optimized brewing parameters determined based on the ingredients and the particle sizes of those ingredients. The beverage dispenser may be capable of collecting user information and providing beverage recommendations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Applicant: Access Business Group International LLC
    Inventors: David W. Baarman, Colin J. Moore, Cody D. Dean, Wei Yu, Qiang Han, Feng Wang, Chang Biao Chai, Xiao Juan Shen, Yan Liu
  • Publication number: 20170116879
    Abstract: A system and method for providing dietary guidance is provided. The method includes receiving a selection of a health program for an individual, the health program including a dietary regimen, measuring the individual's caloric expenditure and change in body composition or body mass during the individual's participation in the health program, determining adherence to the health program based on the measured caloric expenditure or the measured change in body composition or body mass, identifying a modification to the health program, and informing the individual of the modification. The modification can include nutritional supplements, meals or recipes having a nutritional and/or caloric content tailored to assist the individual in meeting his or her health goals. The method can further include predicting an expected change in body composition or body mass based on the health program and based on the individual's gender, age, height, weight, and other factors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventors: David W. Baarman, Matthew K. Runyon, Cody D. Dean
  • Patent number: 9597261
    Abstract: A pill dispensing system that includes pill packages that can be used to dispense pills manually or with a dispenser system to provide enhanced functionality. The packages can be provided with information relating to the packaged pills or to the use of the packaged pills. By reading the information from the package, the dispenser system can know what is in the package, when it is to be taken and can understand and track inventory. The dispenser system provides reminders of when the pills should be taken. The dispenser system may have the ability to key a specific electronic device, such as a cell phone, to a specific user and the dispenser system may require the electronic device to be within proximity of the dispenser system before dispensing pills for that user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Access Business Group International LLC
    Inventors: David W. Baarman, Sean T. Eurich, Scott A. Mollema, Cody D. Dean, Neil W. Kuyvenhoven, Matthew K. Runyon, Joseph C. Van Den Brink, Ryan D. Schamper
  • Publication number: 20160128906
    Abstract: A pill dispensing system that includes pill packages that can be used to dispense pills manually or with a dispenser system to provide enhanced functionality. The packages can be provided with information relating to the packaged pills or to the use of the packaged pills. By reading the information from the package, the dispenser system can know what is in the package, when it is to be taken and can understand and track inventory. The dispenser system provides reminders of when the pills should be taken. The dispenser system may have the ability to key a specific electronic device, such as a cell phone, to a specific user and the dispenser system may require the electronic device to be within proximity of the dispenser system before dispensing pills for that user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Inventors: David W. Baarman, Sean T. Eurich, Scott A. Mollema, Cody D. Dean, Neil W. Kuyvenhoven, Matthew K. Runyon, Joseph C. Van Den Brink, Ryan D. Schamper
  • Patent number: 9218458
    Abstract: A pill dispensing system that includes pill packages that can be used to dispense pills manually or with a dispenser system to provide enhanced functionality. The packages can be provided with information relating to the packaged pills or to the use of the packaged pills. By reading the information from the package, the dispenser system can know what is in the package, when it is to be taken and can understand and track inventory. The dispenser system provides reminders of when the pills should be taken. The dispenser system may have the ability to key a specific electronic device, such as a cell phone, to a specific user and the dispenser system may require the electronic device to be within proximity of the dispenser system before dispensing pills for that user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: ACCESS BUSINESS GROUP INTERNATIONAL LLC
    Inventors: David W. Baarman, Sean T. Eurich, Scott A. Mollema, Cody D. Dean, Neil W. Kuyvenhoven, Matthew K. Runyon, Joseph C. Van Den Brink, Ryan D. Schamper
  • Publication number: 20150341225
    Abstract: A system is disclosed for tracking and modeling a network. A graphical model of one's network may be useful for tracking information about that network. The tracking system may include the assignment of a unique identifier (“ID”) to each node (e.g. person) within a network. The ID for each node may include information about that node. For example, a prefix/preamble or postfix/postamble added as part of the ID may identify other members connected to that node, such as an upline or downline in an MLM network. An interface (e.g. website) may receive information about a particular node for generating the ID for other nodes in that network. The network tracking may be applied to tracking a product or package utilizing a similar ID (e.g. on a tag) that can be read from or written to so that the ID can record interactions with the product/package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Applicant: ACCESS BUSINESS GROUP INTERNATIONAL LLC
    Inventors: David W. Baarman, Cody D. Dean
  • Publication number: 20150266654
    Abstract: A dispenser or dispensing system. The dispenser can be a screw conveyor pill dispenser, tumbler pill dispenser, push-to-operate pill cap dispenser, twist-to-operate pill cap dispenser, or push-to-operate pill cap dispenser. The pill dispenser may include a pill dispenser control system that can interact with a personal device, such as a smart phone. The pill dispenser control system can implement communication with a personal device, pill identification, user identification and security, scheduling functions, and notifications. The pill dispenser can dispense pills manually, semi-automatically, or automatically.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Inventors: David W. Baarman, Colin J. Moore, Cody D. Dean, Ryan D. Schamper, Sean T. Eurich, Merdad Veiseh, Dan Parker, Joseph C. Van Den Brink, Richard J. Weber
  • Publication number: 20150123679
    Abstract: A wireless remote sensor (110) that is powered by an inductive transmitter (112) and is configured to produce an oscillating wave that varies based on one or more sensed parameters. The oscillating wave is communicated to the inductive transmitter (112) by reflected impedance, where it can be detected to determine the sensed value(s). In another aspect, the present invention provides a wireless remote sensor with a Wheatstone bridge arrangement having an internal resonant circuit to produce an electromagnetic field indicative of the sensed value. In a third aspect, the present invention provides a wireless remote sensor with optical feedback from a reference circuit and a sensor circuit. In a fourth aspect, the present invention provides a wireless remote temperature sensor having coils printed on a material with a high coefficient of thermal expansion so that the size and/or shape of the coils varies as the temperature increases or decreases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Neil W. Kuyvenhoven, Cody D. Dean, David W. Baarman, Benjamin C. Moes, Hai D. Nguyen, Matthew J. Norconk, Joshua K. Schwannecke, Joshua B. Taylor, Joseph S. Melton, Jr., Ronald L. Stoddard
  • Publication number: 20150093725
    Abstract: A system and method for providing dietary guidance is provided. The method includes receiving a selection of a health program for an individual, the health program including a dietary regimen, measuring the individual's caloric expenditure and change in body composition or body mass during the individual's participation in the health program, determining adherence to the health program based on the measured caloric expenditure or the measured change in body composition or body mass, identifying a modification to the health program, and informing the individual of the modification. The modification can include nutritional supplements, meals or recipes having a nutritional and/or caloric content tailored to assist the individual in meeting his or her health goals. The method can further include predicting an expected change in body composition or body mass based on the health program and based on the individual's gender, age, height, weight, and other factors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: David W. Baarman, Matthew K. Runyon, Cody D. Dean
  • Patent number: 8893977
    Abstract: Systems and methods for the identification, powering and control of products and product packaging. The systems can include a point of sale display having a contactless power supply. The contactless power supply can provide a source of wireless power for products and product packaging. The products and product packaging can include light emitting diodes, e-ink displays and printed speaker circuits that activate as the operating frequency of the contactless power supply varies. Other embodiments include product level sensors, inductive reader networks, printed temperature sensors, product alignment systems, passive identification circuits and methods for controlling operation of the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Access Business Group International LLC
    Inventors: David W. Baarman, Scott A. Mollema, William T. Stoner, Jr., Cody D. Dean
  • Publication number: 20140335490
    Abstract: A behavior modification system includes a network of components that interact to collect various data and provide user feedback. The network may include a personal device, an Internet-enabled storage device and a hub capable of receiving communications from the personal device and communicating to the storage device. The personal device may include bio-impedance measurement circuitry, an accelerometer and a processor for determining energy expenditure based on data from the accelerometer(s). The system may include a smart hub capable of routing communications between various components within the system. The hub may include different transceivers for different communication protocols. The system may incorporate a low-power RF wake-up system. The system may include bio-impedance measurement circuitry that is reconfigurable to function as an alternative type of sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: David W. Baarman, Matthew K. Runyon, Thomas Jay Leppien, Cody D. Dean, Benjamin C. Moes, Neil W. Kuyvenhoven, Patrick M. Burrell, Timothy D.B. Wolfe, Warren E. Guthrie, Dave Moelker, Ryan Johnson, Merdad Veiseh
  • Publication number: 20140172314
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for determining an individual's personal correlation factor and, using the personal correlation factor, determining the individual's caloric intake. A method for determining a personal correlation factor includes determining a body composition change over a calibration period, converting the body composition change to an equivalent energy value, and dividing the equivalent energy value by a net caloric value for the same calibration period, wherein the net caloric value includes a caloric expenditure less a caloric intake. A method for determining a subsequent caloric intake includes converting a body composition change to an equivalent energy value, dividing the equivalent energy value by the personal correlation value, and adding to this quotient the individual's caloric expenditure, wherein each step is performed using a processor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Access Business Group International LLC
    Inventors: David W. Baarman, Matthew K. Runyon, Cody D. Dean, Neil W. Kuyvenhoven, Sheri A. Hunt, Rodney A. Velliquette
  • Publication number: 20140169400
    Abstract: Systems and methods for approximating caloric energy intake and/or macronutrient composition using thermogenesis. The system may include one or more sensors for tracking body temperature over a period of time, and may include a processor configured to determine caloric energy intake and/or macronutrient composition based on body temperature. The system may be configured to normalize body temperature readings to compensate for factors other than thermogenesis that might affect core body temperature. The system may include one or more sensors for measuring normalization factors, and a processor for normalizing raw body temperature readings based on the measured normalized factors. The method may include the steps of: (a) collecting body temperature data, (b) normalizing the raw body temperature data and (c) determining caloric energy intake and/or macronutrient composition from the normalized data. The system may be configured to account for user calibration data when characterizing macronutrient composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Access Business Group International LLC
    Inventors: David W. Baarman, Matthew K. Runyon, Cody D. Dean, Neil W. Kuyvenhoven
  • Publication number: 20130110283
    Abstract: A pill dispensing system that includes pill packages that can be used to dispense pills manually or with a dispenser system to provide enhanced functionality. The packages can be provided with information relating to the packaged pills or to the use of the packaged pills. By reading the information from the package, the dispenser system can know what is in the package, when it is to be taken and can understand and track inventory. The dispenser system provides reminders of when the pills should be taken. The dispenser system may have the ability to key a specific electronic device, such as a cell phone, to a specific user and the dispenser system may require the electronic device to be within proximity of the dispenser system before dispensing pills for that user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: ACCESS BUSINESS GROUP INTERNATIONAL LLC
    Inventors: David W. Baarman, Sean T. Eurich, Scott A. Mollema, Cody D. Dean, Neil W. Kuyvenhoven, Matthew K. Runyon, Joseph C. Van Den Brink, Ryan D. Schamper
  • Publication number: 20110259960
    Abstract: Systems and methods for the identification, powering and control of products and product packaging. The systems can include a point of sale display having a contactless power supply. The contactless power supply can provide a source of wireless power for products and product packaging. The products and product packaging can include light emitting diodes, e-ink displays and printed speaker circuits that activate as the operating frequency of the contactless power supply varies. Other embodiments include product level sensors, inductive reader networks, printed temperature sensors, product alignment systems, passive identification circuits and methods for controlling operation of the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicant: ACCESS BUSINESS GROUP INTERNATIONAL LLC
    Inventors: David W. Baarman, Scott A. Mollema, William T. Stoner, JR., Cody D. Dean