Patents by Inventor Daniel S. Jordan

Daniel S. Jordan 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: 10780582
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for social behavior of a telepresence robot are disclosed herein. A telepresence robot may include a drive system, a control system, an object detection system, and a social behaviors component. The drive system is configured to move the telepresence robot. The control system is configured to control the drive system to drive the telepresence robot around a work area. The object detection system is configured to detect a human in proximity to the telepresence robot. The social behaviors component is configured to provide instructions to the control system to cause the telepresence robot to operate according to a first set of rules when a presence of one or more humans is not detected and operate according to a second set of rules when the presence of one or more humans is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: INTOUCH TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Marco Pinter, Fuji Lai, Daniel Steven Sanchez, James Ballantyne, David Bjorn Roe, Yulun Wang, Charles S. Jordan, Orjeta Taka, Cheuk Wah Wong
  • Publication number: 20200265961
    Abstract: A telemedicine system including a cart that allows for two-way audio/video conferencing between patients or local care providers and remote care providers or family members. The cart employs a modular design that allows its capabilities to be expanded to meet the needs of particular telemedicine applications. In addition, the cart provides thermal imaging and a user interface that allows local care provers to access various capabilities of the device while the device is not in session with a remote party.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: John Celmins, Gary Douville, Daniel Sanchez, Marco Pinter, Charles S. Jordan, Yulun Wang
  • Patent number: 10729116
    Abstract: A pest control and/or detection system generally includes an electrically conductive bait matrix including at least one carrier material that is at least one of palatable, a phagostimulant and/or consumable and/or displaceable by pests, and a plurality of electrically conductive particles. The electrically conductive particles are substantially randomly interspersed throughout the at least one carrier material. The at least one carrier material includes a thermoplastic material and/or a resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: BASF CORPORATION
    Inventors: James H. Cink, Greggory K. Storey, Kyle K. Jordan, James W. Austin, Charles E. Evanhoe, Bart Ivy, Daniel W. Engels, Daniel Freeman, Kenneth Lauffenburger, Thomas Dills, Kenneth S. Brown, Cheryl Leichter
  • Publication number: 20200128208
    Abstract: A telepresence device may relay video, audio, and/or measurement data to a user operating a control device. A user interface may permit the user to quickly view and/or understand temporally and/or spatially disparate information. The telepresence device may pre-gather looped video of spatially disparate areas in an environment. A temporal control mechanism may start video playback at a desired point in a current or historical video segment. Notations may be associated with time spans in a video and recalled by capturing an image similar to a frame in the time span of the video. An area of interest may be selected and video containing the area of interest may be automatically found. Situational data may be recorded and used to recall video segments of interest. The telepresence device may synchronize video playback and movement. A series of videos may be recorded at predetermined time intervals to capture visually trending information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Marco Pinter, Charles S. Jordan, Daniel Sanchez, Kevin Hanrahan, Kelton Temby, Christopher Lambrecht
  • Patent number: 10591921
    Abstract: A telepresence robot may include a drive system, a control system, an imaging system, and a mapping module. The mapping module may access a map of an area and tags associated with the area. In various embodiments, each tag may include tag coordinates and tag information, which may include a tag annotation. A tag identification system may identify tags within a predetermined range of the current position and the control system may execute an action based on an identified tag whose tag information comprises a telepresence robot action modifier. The telepresence robot may rotate an upper portion independent from a lower portion. A remote terminal may allow an operator to control the telepresence robot using any combination of control methods, including by selecting a destination in a live video feed, by selecting a destination on a map, or by using a joystick or other peripheral device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: INTOUCH TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Yulun Wang, Charles S. Jordan, Tim Wright, Michael Chan, Marco Pinter, Kevin Hanrahan, Daniel Sanchez, James Ballantyne, Cody Herzog, Blair Whitney, Fuji Lai, Kelton Temby, Eben Christopher Rauhut, Justin H. Kearns, Cheuk Wah Wong, Timothy Sturtevant Farlow
  • Publication number: 20200009736
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for social behavior of a telepresence robot are disclosed herein. A telepresence robot may include a drive system, a control system, an object detection system, and a social behaviors component. The drive system is configured to move the telepresence robot. The control system is configured to control the drive system to drive the telepresence robot around a work area. The object detection system is configured to detect a human in proximity to the telepresence robot. The social behaviors component is configured to provide instructions to the control system to cause the telepresence robot to operate according to a first set of rules when a presence of one or more humans is not detected and operate according to a second set of rules when the presence of one or more humans is detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Marco Pinter, Fuji Lai, Daniel Steven Sanchez, James Ballantyne, David Bjorn Roe, Yulun Wang, Charles S. Jordan, Orjeta Taka, Cheuk Wah Wong
  • Publication number: 20190375102
    Abstract: A telepresence robot may include a drive system, a control system, an imaging system, and a mapping module. The mapping module may access a plan view map of an area and tags associated with the area. In various embodiments, each tag may include tag coordinates and tag information, which may include a tag annotation. A tag identification system may identify tags within a predetermined range of the current position and the control system may execute an action based on an identified tag whose tag information comprises a telepresence robot action modifier. The telepresence robot may rotate an upper portion independent from a lower portion. A remote terminal may allow an operator to control the telepresence robot using any combination of control methods, including by selecting a destination in a live video feed, by selecting a destination on a plan view map, or by using a joystick or other peripheral device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Yulun Wang, Charles S. Jordan, Tim Wright, Michael Chan, Marco Pinter, Kevin Hanrahan, Daniel Sanchez, James Ballantyne, Cody Herzog, Blair Whitney, Fuji Lai, Kelton Temby, Eben Christopher Rauhut, Justin H. Kearns, Cheuk Wah Wong, Timothy Sturtevant Farlow
  • Patent number: 10493631
    Abstract: A remote controlled robot system that includes a mobile robot with a robot camera and a battery plug module, and a remote control station that transmits commands to control the mobile robot. The system also includes a battery charging module that mates with the mobile robot battery plug module, and an alignment system that aligns the battery plug module with the battery charging module. The battery modules may also be aligned with the aid of video images of the battery charging module provided to the remote station by a camera located within the battery plug module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: INTOUCH TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Yulun Wang, Charles S. Jordan, Marco Pinter, Daniel Sanchez, James Rosenthal, Amante Mangaser
  • Patent number: 10483007
    Abstract: A telemedicine system including a cart that allows for two-way audio/video conferencing between patients or local care providers and remote care providers or family members. The cart employs a modular design that allows its capabilities to be expanded to meet the needs of particular telemedicine applications. In addition, the cart provides thermal imaging and a user interface that allows local care provers to access various capabilities of the device while the device is not in session with a remote party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: INTOUCH TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: John Celmins, Gary Douville, Daniel Sanchez, Marco Pinter, Charles S. Jordan, Yulun Wang
  • Publication number: 20190342520
    Abstract: A tele-presence system that includes a portable robot face coupled to a remote station. The robot face includes a robot monitor, a robot camera, a robot speaker and a robot microphone. The remote station includes a station monitor, a station camera, a station speaker and a station microphone. The portable robot face can be attached to a platform mounted to the ceiling of an ambulance. The portable robot face can be used by a physician at the remote station to provide remote medical consultation. When the patient is moved from the ambulance the portable robot face can be detached from the platform and moved with the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Yulun Wang, Charles S. Jordan, Marco Pinter, Daniel Steven Sanchez, Kevin Hanrahan
  • Patent number: 10399223
    Abstract: A telepresence robot may include a drive system, a control system, an imaging system, and a mapping module. The mapping module may access a plan view map of an area and tags associated with the area. In various embodiments, each tag may include tag coordinates and tag information, which may include a tag annotation. A tag identification system may identify tags within a predetermined range of the current position and the control system may execute an action based on an identified tag whose tag information comprises a telepresence robot action modifier. The telepresence robot may rotate an upper portion independent from a lower portion. A remote terminal may allow an operator to control the telepresence robot using any combination of control methods, including by selecting a destination in a live video feed, by selecting a destination on a plan view map, or by using a joystick or other peripheral device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: InTouch Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Yulun Wang, Charles S. Jordan, Tim Wright, Michael Chan, Marco Pinter, Kevin Hanrahan, Daniel Sanchez, James Ballantyne, Cody Herzog, Blair Whitney, Fuji Lai, Kelton Temby, Eben Christopher Rauhut, Justin H. Kearns, Cheuk Wah Wong, Timothy Sturtevant Farlow
  • Patent number: 10404939
    Abstract: A tele-presence system that includes a portable robot face coupled to a remote station. The robot face includes a robot monitor, a robot camera, a robot speaker and a robot microphone. The remote station includes a station monitor, a station camera, a station speaker and a station microphone. The portable robot face can be attached to a platform mounted to the ceiling of an ambulance. The portable robot face can be used by a physician at the remote station to provide remote medical consultation. When the patient is moved from the ambulance the portable robot face can be detached from the platform and moved with the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: INTOUCH TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Yulun Wang, Charles S. Jordan, Marco Pinter, Daniel Steven Sanchez, Kevin Hanrahan
  • Publication number: 20190239499
    Abstract: A pest control and/or detection system generally includes an electrically conductive bait matrix including at least one carrier material that is at least one of palatable, a phagostimulant and/or consumable and/or displaceable by pests, and a plurality of electrically conductive particles. The electrically conductive particles are substantially randomly interspersed throughout the at least one carrier material. The at least one carrier material includes a thermoplastic material and/or a resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: James H. CINK, Greggory K. STOREY, Kyle K. JORDAN, James W. AUSTIN, Charles E. EVANHOE, Bart IVY, Daniel W. ENGELS, Daniel FREEMAN, Kenneth LAUFFENBURGER, Thomas DILLS, Kenneth S. BROWN, Cheryl LEICHTER
  • Patent number: 10334205
    Abstract: A telepresence device may relay video, audio, and/or measurement data to a user operating a control device. A user interface may permit the user to quickly view and/or understand temporally and/or spatially disparate information. The telepresence device may pre-gather looped video of spatially disparate areas in an environment. A temporal control mechanism may start video playback at a desired point in a current or historical video segment. Notations may be associated with time spans in a video and recalled by capturing an image similar to a frame in the time span of the video. An area of interest may be selected and video containing the area of interest may be automatically found. Situational data may be recorded and used to recall video segments of interest. The telepresence device may synchronize video playback and movement. A series of videos may be recorded at predetermined time intervals to capture visually trending information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: INTOUCH TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Marco Pinter, Charles S. Jordan, Daniel Sanchez, Kevin Hanrahan, Kelton Temby, Christopher Lambrecht
  • Patent number: 10328576
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for social behavior of a telepresence robot are disclosed herein. A telepresence robot may include a drive system, a control system, an object detection system, and a social behaviors component. The drive system is configured to move the telepresence robot. The control system is configured to control the drive system to drive the telepresence robot around a work area. The object detection system is configured to detect a human in proximity to the telepresence robot. The social behaviors component is configured to provide instructions to the control system to cause the telepresence robot to operate according to a first set of rules when a presence of one or more humans is not detected and operate according to a second set of rules when the presence of one or more humans is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: InTouch Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Marco Pinter, Fuji Lai, Daniel Steven Sanchez, James Ballantyne, David Bjorn Roe, Yulun Wang, Charles S. Jordan, Orjeta Taka, Cheuk Wah Wong
  • Patent number: 8826118
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of accessing data through an independent intermediary mechanism (IIM) is described. The method includes displaying a frame including a user interface of the IIM, the frame framing a destination server display area (DSDA). The method further includes having one or more of the following functions provided by the IIM: a home page, a history list, bookmarks, a one-click account log-in function, a transaction record accessible to the user, a forms database permitting new forms to be added to the forms database, a user profile, and automatic form-fill function based on the forms database and the user profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: F5 Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Sudhir Mohan, Umesh R. Patil, Daniel S. Jordan
  • Patent number: 6772203
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a method comprises receiving a hit rate and a change rate for a data object stored in a cache. The method also includes updating a time-to-live period for the data object stored in the cache based on the hit rate and the change rate for the data object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2004
    Assignee: Pivia, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Feiertag, Daniel S. Jordan, Sudhir Mohan, David M. Hoffman, Robert M. Tesh
  • Publication number: 20030140312
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of accessing data through an independent intermediary mechanism (IIM) is described. The method includes displaying a frame including a user interface of the IIM, the frame framing a destination server display area (DSDA). The method further includes having one or more of the following functions provided by the IIM: a home page, a history list, bookmarks, a one-click account log-in function, a transaction record accessible to the user, a forms database permitting new forms to be added to the forms database, a user profile, and automatic form-fill function based on the forms database and the user profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2002
    Publication date: July 24, 2003
    Applicant: Assisto, Inc.
    Inventors: Sudhir Mohan, Umesh R. Patil, Daniel S. Jordan
  • Patent number: 6505230
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for a client-server independent intermediary mechanism is provided. The method comprises displaying a frame including a user interface of the IIM, the frame framing a destination server display area (DSDA). The method further comprises retrieving data for display from a destination server, and instrumenting the data prior to display such that future data retrieved from the destination server is displayed in the DSDA, without writing over the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2003
    Assignee: Pivia, Inc.
    Inventors: Sudhir Mohan, Umesh R. Patil, Daniel S. Jordan
  • Publication number: 20030005033
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for a client-server independent intermediary mechanism is provided. The method comprises displaying a frame including a user interface of the IIM, the frame framing a destination server display area (DSDA). The method further comprises retrieving data for display from a destination server, and instrumenting the data prior to display such that future data retrieved from the destination server is displayed in the DSDA, without writing over the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 1999
    Publication date: January 2, 2003
    Inventors: SUDHIR MOHAN, UMESH R. PATIL, DANIEL S. JORDAN