Patents by Inventor Dan A. Preston

Dan A. Preston 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: 9811354
    Abstract: A multiprocessor system used in a home, or office environment includes multiple processors that run different real-time applications. A dynamic configuration system runs on the multiple processors and includes a device manager, configuration managers and data manager. The device manager automatically detects and adds new devices to the multiprocessor system, and the configuration manager automatically reconfigures which processors run the real-time applications. The data manager identifies the type of data generated by the new devices and identifies which devices in the multiprocessor system are able to process the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: EAGLE HARBOR HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventor: Dan A. Preston
  • Patent number: 9652257
    Abstract: A vehicle safety system made up of multiple processors connected together into a multiprocessor system where the system is configured to operate the vehicle. Multiple sensors are connected to the processors and configured to gather information from vehicle and a lidar sensor attached to the windshield and oriented to gather data from the road in front of the vehicle. A processor is connected and collocated with the lidar sensor for controlling the lidar and a second processor is configured to operate an application configured to receive data from the multiprocessor system, merge the data from multiprocessor system into a message, prioritize the message against other messages, add a priority label to the message, send and process the message according to the priority label attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: EAGLE HARBOR HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventor: Dan A. Preston
  • Patent number: 9645832
    Abstract: A multiprocessor system used in home environment includes multiple processors that run different real-time applications. A dynamic configuration system runs on the multiple processors and includes a device manager, configuration manager, and data manager. The device manager automatically detects and adds new devices to the multiprocessor system, and the configuration manager automatically reconfigures the real-time applications. The data manager identifies the type of data generated by the new devices and identifies which devices in the multiprocessor system are able to process the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Inventor: Dan A. Preston
  • Publication number: 20160211693
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for managing and preventing liability issues relating to regulating usage and control of controlled substances. Systems include various means of administering controlled substances that are designed to prevent misuse and injury. Methods include various means of controlling dosage and preventing usage by minors or unapproved consumers. Methods include transparent labeling wherein all ingredients are clearly labeled and described as well as any potential health risks associated with use on the product packaging. Methods also include product marking tracing scenarios.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Applicant: JJ 206, LLC
    Inventors: Rick STEVENS, Brian HEWITT, Trinitie Marie VANCE, Kathryn Mary APSENS, Dan PRESTON, Joe PRESTON, Bob BARJESTEH
  • Publication number: 20150136158
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for managing and preventing liability issues relating to regulating usage and control of controlled substances. Systems include various means of administering controlled substances that are designed to prevent misuse and injury. Methods include various means of controlling dosage and preventing usage by minors or unapproved consumers. Methods include transparent labeling wherein all ingredients are clearly labeled and described as well as any potential health risks associated with use on the product packaging. Methods also include product marking tracing scenarios.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: JJ 206, LLC
    Inventors: Rick Stevens, Brian Hewitt, Trinitie Marie Vance, Kathryn Mary Apsens, Dan Preston, Joe Preston, Bob Barjesteh
  • Patent number: 8417490
    Abstract: A system and methods are disclosed for providing integrated software development environment for the design, verification and validation of advanced automotive safety systems. The system allows automotive software to be developed on a host computer using a collection of computer programs running simultaneously as processes and synchronized by a central process. The software disclosed uses separate synchronized processes, permitting signals from disparate sources to be generated by a simulation running on the host computer or from actual sensors and data bus signals coming from and going to actual vehicle hardware which is connected to their bus counterparts in the host computer on a real-time basis. The methods disclosed are for providing an Algorithm Prototyping, Analysis and Test through an integrated framework for dynamic data modeling and application development.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Eagle Harbor Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Dan Preston, Joseph David Preston, Rick Scott Blum, Thomas August Manos, Kenneth Schofield
  • Patent number: 8386113
    Abstract: A multiprocessor network in a home uses a transceiver configured to detect and establish communication between a processor in the network and a new device brought near or into the home. The device is connected to the network and a data manager identifies a type of data used by the new device. The multiprocessor network identifies software in the network that processes the same type of data as the new device, and transfers control and operation of the new device over to the multiprocessor network in the home.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Eagle Harbor Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Dan A. Preston
  • Patent number: 8380383
    Abstract: A distributed vehicle control system comprising a secure real-time executive running as a distributed abstraction of both the application and the operating system, where the SRE comprises a message manager, security manager, critical data manager, configuration manager, and multi-processor task control manager and is configured to control how the processors communicate with each other, how the processors are initiated, how the processors start tasks, and how priorities are set for messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Eagle Harbor Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Dan A. Preston
  • Publication number: 20120204059
    Abstract: A distributed vehicle control system comprising a secure real-time executive running as a distributed abstraction of both the application and the operating system, where the SRE comprises a message manager, security manager, critical data manager, configuration manager, and multi-processor task control manager and is configured to control how the processors communicate with each other, how the processors are initiated, how the processors start tasks, and how priorities are set for messages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Inventor: Dan A. Preston
  • Publication number: 20120191810
    Abstract: A multiprocessor network in a home uses a transceiver configured to detect and establish communication between a processor in the network and a new device brought near or into the home. The device is connected to the network and a data manager identifies a type of data used by the new device. The multiprocessor network identifies software in the network that processes the same type of data as the new device, and transfers control and operation of the new device over to the multiprocessor network in the home.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Inventor: Dan A. Preston
  • Publication number: 20120183153
    Abstract: A multiprocessor system used in a home, or office environment includes multiple processors that run different real-time applications. A dynamic configuration system runs on the multiple processors and includes a device manager, configuration managers and data manager. The device manager automatically detects and adds new devices to the multiprocessor system, and the configuration manager automatically reconfigures which processors run the real-time applications. The data manager identifies the type of data generated by the new devices and identifies which devices in the multiprocessor system are able to process the data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Inventor: Dan A. Preston
  • Publication number: 20120185134
    Abstract: A vehicle safety system made up of multiple processors connected together into a multiprocessor system where the system is configured to operate the vehicle. Multiple sensors are connected to the processors and configured to gather information from vehicle and a lidar sensor attached to the windshield and oriented to gather data from the road in front of the vehicle. A processor is connected and collocated with the lidar sensor for controlling the lidar and a second processor is configured to operate an application configured to receive data from the multiprocessor system, merge the data from multiprocessor system into a message, prioritize the message against other messages, add a priority label to the message, send and process the message according to the priority label attached.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Inventor: Dan A. Preston
  • Publication number: 20120185689
    Abstract: A multiprocessor system used in home environment includes multiple processors that run different real-time applications. A dynamic configuration system runs on the multiple processors and includes a device manager, configuration manager, and data manager. The device manager automatically detects and adds new devices to the multiprocessor system, and the configuration manager automatically reconfigures the real-time applications. The data manager identifies the type of data generated by the new devices and identifies which devices in the multiprocessor system are able to process the data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Inventor: Dan A. Preston
  • Patent number: 8068792
    Abstract: An inband signaling modem communicates digital data over a voice channel of a wireless telecommunications network. An input receives digital data. An encoder converts the digital data into audio tones that synthesize frequency characteristics of human speech. The digital data is also encoded to prevent voice encoding circuitry in the telecommunications network from corrupting the synthesized audio tones representing the digital data. An output then outputs the synthesized audio tones to a voice channel of a digital wireless telecommunications network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Airbiquity Inc.
    Inventors: Dan A. Preston, Joseph D. Preston, Robert Leyendecker, Wayne Eatherly, Rod L. Proctor, Phillip R. Smith
  • Patent number: 8001860
    Abstract: A vehicle sensor system consisting of video, radar, ultrasonic or laser sensors, oriented to obtain a 360 degree view around the vehicle for the purpose of developing a situation or scene awareness. The sensors may or may not have overlapping field of views, or support the same applications, but data will be shared by all. Orientation of the sensor to the vehicle body coordinates is critical in order to accurately assess threat and respond. This system describes methods based on measuring force and rotation on each sensor and computing a dynamic alignment to first each other, then second to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Eagle Harbor Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Dan Preston, David Olmstead
  • Publication number: 20100197322
    Abstract: An inband signaling modem communicates digital data over a voice channel of a wireless telecommunications network. An input receives digital data. An encoder converts the digital data into audio tones that synthesize frequency characteristics of human speech. The digital data is also encoded to prevent voice encoding circuitry in the telecommunications network from corrupting the synthesized audio tones representing the digital data. An output then outputs the synthesized audio tones to a voice channel of a digital wireless telecommunications network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2010
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Applicant: Airbiquity Inc
    Inventors: Dan A. Preston, Joseph Preston, Robert Leyendecker, Wayne Eatherly, Rod L. Proctor
  • Patent number: 7747281
    Abstract: An inband signaling modem communicates digital data over a voice channel of a wireless telecommunications network. An input receives digital data. An encoder converts the digital data into audio tones that synthesize frequency characteristics of human speech. The digital data is also encoded to prevent voice encoding circuitry in the telecommunications network from corrupting the synthesized audio tones representing the digital data. An output then outputs the synthesized audio tones to a voice channel of a digital wireless telecommunications network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Airbiquity Inc.
    Inventors: Dan A. Preston, Joseph Preston, Robert Leyendecker, Wayne Eatherly, Rod L. Proctor
  • Publication number: 20080108389
    Abstract: An inband signaling modem communicates digital data over a voice channel of a wireless telecommunications network. An input receives digital data. An encoder converts the digital data into audio tones that synthesize frequency characteristics of human speech. The digital data is also encoded to prevent voice encoding circuitry in the telecommunications network from corrupting the synthesized audio tones representing the digital data. An output then outputs the synthesized audio tones to a voice channel of a digital wireless telecommunications network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2008
    Publication date: May 8, 2008
    Applicant: Airbiquity Inc
    Inventors: Dan Preston, Joseph Preston, Robert Leyendecker, Wayne Eatherly, Rod Proctor
  • Publication number: 20080056469
    Abstract: An inband signaling modem communicates digital data over a voice channel of a wireless telecommunications network. An input receives digital data. An encoder converts the digital data into audio tones that synthesize frequency characteristics of human speech. The digital data is also encoded to prevent voice encoding circuitry in the telecommunications network from corrupting the synthesized audio tones representing the digital data. An output then outputs the synthesized audio tones to a voice channel of a digital wireless telecommunications network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2007
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Applicant: Airbiquity Inc.
    Inventors: Dan Preston, Joseph Preston, Robert Leyendecker, Wayne Eatherly, Rod Protor, Phillip Smith
  • Patent number: 7317696
    Abstract: An inband signaling modern communicates digital data over a voice channel of a wireless telecommunications networks. An input receives digital data. An encoder converts the digital data into audio tones that synthesize frequency characteristics of human speech. The digital data is also encoded to prevent voice encoding circuitry in the telecommunications network from corrupting the synthesized audio tones representing the digital data. An output then outputs the synthesized audio tones to a voice channel of a digital wireless telecommunications network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2008
    Assignee: Airbiquity Inc.
    Inventors: Dan A. Preston, Joseph Preston, Robert Leyendecker, Wayne Eatherly, Rod L. Proctor