Patents by Inventor Daniel P. Baker

Daniel P. Baker 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: 10820395
    Abstract: A method for operating a robotic agent swarm system. The method includes: sending, via a communication network, a reconfiguration instruction from an orchestration controller to a number of robotic luminaire agents, each of the robotic luminaire agents of the swarm system being held at least periodically against an architectural surface comprising a holonomic operational area by a suspension and having a light source configured to illuminate a region in a proximity of the architectural surface. The method also includes changing one or more operating conditions of one or more of the robotic luminaire agents in response to the reconfiguration instruction, including holonomically moving at least one of the robotic luminaire agents from a first position on the holonomic operational area to a second position on the holonomic operational area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: ABL IP HOLDING LLC
    Inventors: Jenish S. Kastee, Youssef F. Baker, Sean P. White, Nathaniel W. Hixon, Daniel M. Megginson, Niels G. Eegholm
  • Patent number: 10812893
    Abstract: Various implementations include an arm for a napeband-style earphone system and a related earphone system. The arm has sections with distinct stiffness in order to flex over the top of a user's pinna for placement of an earphone proximate the ear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: BOSE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryan Joseph Wexler, Daniel P. Baker
  • Patent number: 10760213
    Abstract: Provided is a method for directed fouling of a substance onto a selected surface. Also provided is an apparatus suitable for directed fouling of a substance onto a selected surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Renmatix, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond P. Baker, David John Biondo, Daniel Clay Floyd, Jay Fingeret Miller, Charles Sebastian Sanderson
  • Patent number: 10690326
    Abstract: A self-propelled unit for movable operation on a support structure along a first axis of movement and a second axis of movement that is transverse to the first axis of movement includes a carrier configured for movable displacement on the support structure. A first conveyor assembly is operable to move the carrier on the support structure along the first axis of movement. A second conveyor assembly is operable to move the carrier on the support structure along the second axis of movement. A light source can be attached to the carrier in an operable mode to provide illumination to an area in proximity to the carrier. At least one power contact is configured to maintain electrical contact between the carrier and the support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: ABL IP HOLDING LLC
    Inventors: Youssef F. Baker, Sean P. White, Daniel M Megginson, Jenish S. Kastee, Nathaniel W. Hixon, Niels G. Eegholm, David P. Ramer
  • Patent number: 10682099
    Abstract: A system including an electroencephalography (EEG) device configured to be positioned on a head of a user and process detected EEG signals. The system also includes a processor in communication with the EEG device, a memory accessible by the processor and instructions stored in the memory for execution by the processor to generate, based on a control instruction, a control data signal, for control of an operation of a controllable device configured to provide a premises related service in an area of a premises. In the training phase, execution of the instructions configures the processor to determine whether or not that the control operation of the control data signal is consistent with the detected EEG signals based on a trusted input from the user, and upon determination that the control operation is consistent with the detected EEG signals, store, in the memory, recognition data characterizing the detected EEG signals as a predetermined set of signals in association with the control instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventors: David P. Ramer, Jack C. Rains, Jr., Youssef F. Baker, Niels G. Eegholm, Daniel M. Megginson, Jenish S. Kastee
  • Patent number: 10682069
    Abstract: A system including an electroencephalography (EEG) device configured to be positioned on a head of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: ABL IP HOLDING LLC
    Inventors: David P. Ramer, Jack C. Rains, Jr., Youssef F. Baker, Niels G. Eegholm, Daniel M. Megginson, Jenish S. Kastee
  • Publication number: 20200110464
    Abstract: A system including a controllable device configured to provide a premises related service in an area of a premises. The system includes an electroencephalography (EEG) device configured to be positioned with respect to a head of a user and process signals detected in real-time. The system also includes a processor in communication with the EEG device, a memory accessible by the processor and instructions stored in the memory for execution by the processor. A data is stored in the memory that associates each of a plurality of predetermined sets of signals from the brain detected via the EEG device with at least one control instruction. The execution of the instructions configures the processor to using the stored data, analyze the real-time detected signals to determine that the real-time detected signals correspond to one of the plurality of predetermined set of signals associated with the one control instruction and generate a control data signal based on the one control instruction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: David P. Ramer, Jack C. Rains, JR., Youssef F. Baker, Niels G. Eegholm, Daniel M. Megginson, Jenish S. Kastee
  • Publication number: 20200102701
    Abstract: Provided is a method for directed fouling of a substance onto a selected surface. Also provided is an apparatus suitable for directed fouling of a substance onto a selected surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Raymond P. Baker, David John Biondo, Daniel Clay Floyd, Jay Fingeret Miller, Charles Sebastian Sanderson
  • Patent number: 10602591
    Abstract: A robotic agent swarm system having first robotic luminaire agents, and at least one control processor. Each agent has a suspension configured to hold the agent against an architectural surface, which includes a holonomic operational area; at least one propulsion motor configured to enable holonomic movement of the agent different locations on the architectural surface; a communication system configured to communicate with at least one other agent; a power supply operatively connected to the at least one propulsion motor and the communication system; and a light source oriented to illuminate a region around the architectural surface. The control processor is operatively associated with the agents and configured to transmit operating instructions, via at least one of the agent's respective communication system. The operating instructions include instructions for operating one or more agent's respective propulsion motor to move the agent holonomically within the holonomic operational area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: ABL IP HOLDING LLC
    Inventors: Jenish S. Kastee, Youssef F. Baker, Sean P. White, Nathaniel W. Hixon, Daniel M. Megginson, Niels G. Eegholm
  • Patent number: 10584827
    Abstract: A support structure provides two or more axes of intelligent locomotion for a movable object on the support structure. The support structure can include a track system made up of a plurality of identically configured track modules that are connected end-to-end. Each track module can include an elongated body defining a longitudinal axis and having two ends. Each end can include at least one beveled edge and at least one track surface extending longitudinally along the elongated body. The track surface can include a plurality of protuberances arranged in rows that are parallel to the longitudinal axis of the elongated body, and in columns that are perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the elongated body. The track modules can be connected to a power source and include electrical contacts that provide electricity to self-propelled units that travel along the track system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: ABL IP HOLDING LLC
    Inventors: Youssef F. Baker, Sean P. White, Daniel M. Megginson, Jenish S. Kastee, Nathaniel W. Hixon, Niels G. Eegholm, David P. Ramer
  • Publication number: 20200077170
    Abstract: Various implementations include an arm for a napeband-style earphone system and a related earphone system. The arm has sections with distinct stiffness in order to flex over the top of a user's pinna for placement of an earphone proximate the ear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Ryan Joseph Wexler, Daniel P. Baker
  • Patent number: 10582292
    Abstract: Various implementations include printed circuit board mounts and related headphone systems employing such mounts. In one implementation, a mount for a printed circuit board (PCB) includes: a plate for matingly engaging an inner portion of a headphone earcup, the plate including at least one PCB mount for coupling with the PCB; and a coupling element extending from the plate and including at least one coupler for coupling the plate proximate to a spine extending through the inner portion of the headphone earcup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: BOSE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daniel P. Baker, Christopher A Barnes
  • Publication number: 20200055084
    Abstract: An abrasion resistant coating is disclosed. The coating includes diamond particles and may be used in one or more coating layers of a coating stack for a wood substrate. Wood substrates include hardwood and engineered hardwood flooring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Applicant: AFI Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Dong TIAN, Daniel P. BAKER, Burton L. WILSON
  • Publication number: 20200040194
    Abstract: Abrasion resistant ultraviolet (UV) curable coatings, which may be applied in the field. Flooring products including such abrasion resistant UV curable coatings and methods of applying such abrasion resistant UV curable coatings to flooring products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Gary A. SIGEL, Dong TIAN, Daniel P. BAKER
  • Patent number: 10551921
    Abstract: A system including a controllable device configured to provide a premises related service in an area of a premises. The system includes an electroencephalography (EEG) device configured to be positioned with respect to a head of a user and process signals detected in real-time. The system also includes a processor in communication with the EEG device, a memory accessible by the processor and instructions stored in the memory for execution by the processor. A data is stored in the memory that associates each of a plurality of predetermined sets of signals from the brain detected via the EEG device with at least one control instruction. The execution of the instructions configures the processor to using the stored data, analyze the real-time detected signals to determine that the real-time detected signals correspond to one of the plurality of predetermined set of signals associated with the one control instruction and generate a control data signal based on the one control instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: ABL IP HOLDING LLC
    Inventors: David P. Ramer, Jack C. Rains, Jr., Youssef F. Baker, Niels G. Eegholm, Daniel M. Megginson, Jenish S. Kastee
  • Publication number: 20200032102
    Abstract: A curable coating for a substrate is disclosed that includes a curable resin containing at least one polyester urethane acrylate and monomers, a cure system and diamond particles. Methods of making the curable coatings and methods of making a coated flooring material are also included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Gary A. SIGEL, Dong TIAN, Daniel P. BAKER
  • Publication number: 20200032083
    Abstract: A wear-resistant composition which includes a polymeric hot-melt binder system which includes at least one wear-resistant additive which includes diamond particles dispersed therein. A surface covering includes a base layer, a wear-resistant layer, and optionally a topcoat layer. The wear-resistant layer is laminated to the base layer. The wear-resistant layer may be formed by dispersing a plurality of wear-resistant additive particles, which include diamonds, into a liquid to form a stable liquid dispersion, blending the stable liquid dispersion into a polymeric resin to form a mixture, and extruding the mixture to form the wear layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel P BAKER, Gary A. SIGEL, Dong TIAN, Kristy L. GETHING, Mark J. BOLDIZAR
  • Patent number: 10547936
    Abstract: The examples relate to implementations of apparatuses, such as lighting devices, and a system that uses a speech-based user interface to provide speech-based navigation services. The speech-based user interface provides navigation instructions that direct a person to the location of an item within a premises. The person interacts with a speech-based apparatus to receive the navigation instructions as speech-based directions through the premises from a specified location to the item location, or as static navigation instructions enabling the person to navigate from the specified location to the item location. A directional microphone and a controllable speaker receive audio inputs from and output audio outputs to a specified location or subarea of the premises to a person using the speech-based user interface. The audio outputs are directed to the person in the subarea of the premises, and have a higher amplitude within the subarea than outside the subarea of the premises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: ABL IP HOLDING LLC
    Inventors: Vernon J. Nagel, Jenish S. Kastee, Jack C. Rains, Jr., Nathaniel W. Hixon, Youssef F. Baker, Daniel M. Megginson, Sean P. White, Niels G. Eegholm
  • Publication number: 20200025332
    Abstract: A support structure provides two or more axes of intelligent locomotion for a movable object on the support structure. The support structure can include a track system made up of a plurality of identically configured track modules that are connected end-to-end. Each track module can include an elongated body defining a longitudinal axis and having two ends. Each end can include at least one beveled edge and at least one track surface extending longitudinally along the elongated body. The track modules can be connected to a power source and include electrical contacts that provide electricity to movable objects that travel along the track system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Youssef F. Baker, Sean P. White, Daniel M. Megginson, Jenish S. Kastee, Nathaniel W. Hixon, Niels G. Eegholm, David P. Ramer
  • Publication number: 20190394189
    Abstract: Implementations of the subject technology provide for performing, by a device, a request for obtaining information related to a phone authentication certificate (PAC) that was generated for the device, the PAC authenticating that a particular phone number is associated with the device, the request including packets of data. The subject technology receives the information related to the PAC, the information including an indication that the PAC was generated for the device. The subject technology sends, from the device, a request for validating the PAC to a remote server based at least in part on the information related to the PAC. Further, the subject technology receives a confirmation of validating the PAC from the remote server based at least in part on the information related to the PAC.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Gokul P. Thirumalai, Daniel B. Pollack, Robert D. Butler, Ryan W. Baker, David G. Knipp, Sudhakar N. Mambakkam, Jonathon Sodos, Hannah S. Story, Hervé Sibert, Gianpaolo Fasoli