Patents by Inventor David W. Baarman

David W. Baarman 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: 11019690
    Abstract: A smart inductive heating appliance includes an interface for interacting with a package intelligence and communication module on a smart package. The smart heating appliance may also detect and charge chargeable devices inductively. A number of data sets may be utilized to enhance control of heating/cooking and to enhance safety. A thermodynamic load profile of the package may include detailed data correlations established in a package testing step and utilized to control heating of the package as well as to validate and authenticate the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Inductive Intelligence, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory L. Clark, David W. Baarman
  • Publication number: 20210127228
    Abstract: A system to assist in monitoring and improving services in hotels, motels and other lodging facilities. The system includes a plurality of fixed-location wireless devices that are situated throughout the facility and each service provider or asset to be monitored or tracked is provided with a cooperating mobile wireless device. The mobile devices may periodically transmit beacons that are received by the fixed location devices. The system may determine location based on evaluation of signal strength across a plurality of fixed devices. The system may include premapped calibration data on signal strength to assist in determining location. The location information may help to assess employee performance, to assist in improving performance and to provide improved services. The system may also interact with an application running on a hotel guest's electronic device to allow the system to track guest location. Guest location information can be used to provide improved guest services.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: David W. Baarman, Bruce A. Patterson, Robert J. Zuker, Thomas E. Deater
  • Publication number: 20210083522
    Abstract: A system and method of controlling inductive power transfer in an inductive power transfer system and a method for designing an inductive power transfer system with power accounting. The method of controlling inductive power transfer including measuring a characteristic of input power, a characteristic of power in the tank circuit, and receiving information from a secondary device. Estimating power consumption based on the measured characteristic of tank circuit power and received information and comparing the measured characteristic of input power, the information from the secondary device, and the estimated power consumption to determine there is an unacceptable power loss. The method for designing an inductive power transfer system with power accounting including changing the distance between a primary side and a secondary side and changing a load of the secondary side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: DAVID W. BAARMAN, JOSHUA K. SCHWANNECKE, NEIL W. KUYVENHOVEN, ESAI E. UMENEI, DALE R. LIFF, ANDREW C. ZEIK, MARK A. BLAHA, JASON L. AMISTADI, ROBERT D. GRUICH
  • Publication number: 20210074180
    Abstract: A system includes moveable equipment; a plurality of work tools selectively physically coupleable to the moveable equipment; and an accelerometry network. The accelerometry network includes a primary accelerometer affixed to the moveable equipment for collecting primary accelerometer data; a plurality of secondary accelerometers for collecting secondary accelerometer data, each accelerometer of the plurality of secondary accelerometers being uniquely affixed to a corresponding work tool of the plurality of work tools; a controller configured to determine physical coupling relationships between the plurality of work tools and the moveable equipment based on a comparison of the primary accelerometer data and the secondary accelerometer data; and a communication system that effects communication between the controller and the primary accelerometer and the plurality of secondary accelerometers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Brian B. Steketee, David W. Baarman, Mark Strayer, Thad Senti
  • Publication number: 20210060503
    Abstract: A modular flow monitoring package (MFMP) is provided for use in an additive delivery system. The MFMP may be manufactured as an add-on to be added to an existing additive delivery system, or may be incorporated into a cartridge or container structure. The MFMP includes a flow sensor for sensing flow of a base fluid and user actuator position sensors for sensing the position of one or more user actuated additive flow adjustment levers. A visual display, which may comprise an array of multi-color LED's may convey information to a user that is relevant to a user's use of the additive delivery system or the user's nutritional needs. Such information may include a current dosage of additive, being delivered, whether a recommended dosage of additive has been consumed, remaining life of a cartridge or supply of additive, and other data relative to health or performance monitoring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: GARRETT S. WAGGONER, ANDREW GAY, DAVID W BAARMAN
  • Publication number: 20210052757
    Abstract: A low dose disinfection and control system that utilizes empirical and theoretical data to compare performance, sensor data, stored patterns, historical usage, use intensity indexes over time and tracking information to provide a sophisticated data collection system for disinfection. The data can be used to dynamically control UV treatment parameters. This tracking is designed to enable a learning and feedback tool that helps to modify behavior and the understanding of infection. The present invention provides a system for integrating UV treatment into products. The product may include an outer layer of UV transmissive material forming an external touch surface. The UV disinfection system includes a UV source internal to the product. In use, the internal UV source produces UV-C light that passes into and permeates the outer layer to treat the touch surface. A UV reflective layer may be disposed beneath the outer layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventor: David W. Baarman
  • Patent number: 10872540
    Abstract: A monitoring and maintenance system that utilizes imperial and theoretical data to compare parts, vehicles, users, regions, wear intensity indexes over time and tracking information to provide a sophisticated data collection system for heavy-duty equipment or rental equipment. This tracking is designed to better the specifications, designs, training, preventative maintenance, and replacement wear understanding of fleet management.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Brian B. Steketee, David W. Baarman, Mark Strayer, Thad Senti
  • Patent number: 10873224
    Abstract: The present invention provides a wireless power supply system in which a remote device is provided with different control methodologies depending on one or more factors. One type of wireless power supply can selectively control one or more remote devices according to a first control methodology and another type of wireless power supply can control the remote device according to a second control methodology. In one embodiment, a wireless power supply system is provided for wirelessly powering a display circuit in a product located at a point of display differently than when charging at a point of use, or when the device is in use. In another embodiment, a wireless power supply is programmed to operate a remote device according to a primary control methodology and the remote device is programmed to operate the remote device according to a secondary control methodology where the remote device includes circuitry for enabling the primary control methodology instead of the secondary control methodology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Philips I.P. Ventures
    Inventors: Richard J. Weber, Joseph C. Van Den Brink, Kaitlyn J. Turner, Benjamin C. Moes, Neil W. Kuyvenhoven, Sean T. Eurich, David W. Baarman, Scott J. Anderson, Scott A. Tiedemann, Carolyn E. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10868443
    Abstract: An inductive wireless power system using an array of coils with the ability to dynamically select which coils are energized. The coil array can determine the position of and provide power to one or more portable electronic devices positioned on the charging surface. The coils in the array may be connected with series resonant capacitors so that regardless of the number of coils selected, the resonance point is generally maintained. The coil array can provide spatial freedom, decrease power delivered to parasitic loads, and increase power transfer efficiency to the portable electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Philips I.P. Ventures B.V.
    Inventors: David W. Baarman, Colin J. Moore, Joshua B. Taylor, Scott A. Mollema, William T. Stoner, Jr., Benjamin C. Moes
  • Patent number: 10862335
    Abstract: A system and method of controlling inductive power transfer in an inductive power transfer system with power accounting. Parasitic metal in proximity to the primary unit can be more accurately detected by accounting for changes in known power losses during operation. The amount of power loss during inductive power supply transfer in an inductive power supply system can vary depending on the alignment of the primary unit and the secondary device. The amount of power loss during inductive power supply transfer can also vary as a function of changes in the operating frequency of the switching circuit in the primary unit or as a function of changes in the secondary device load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Philips I.P. Ventures B.V.
    Inventors: David W. Baarman, Joshua K. Schwannecke, Neil W. Kuyvenhoven, Esai E. Umenei, Dale R. Liff, Andrew C. Zeik, Mark A. Blaha, Jason L. Amistadi, Robert D. Gruich
  • Patent number: 10843142
    Abstract: A modular flow monitoring package (MFMP) is provided for use in an additive delivery system. The MFMP may be manufactured as an add-on to be added to an existing additive delivery system, or may be incorporated into a cartridge or container structure. The MFMP includes a flow sensor for sensing flow of a base fluid and user actuator position sensors for sensing the position of one or more user actuated additive flow adjustment levers. A visual display, which may comprise an array of multi-color LED's may convey information to a user that is relevant to a user's use of the additive delivery system or the user's nutritional needs. Such information may include a current dosage of additive, being delivered, whether a recommended dosage of additive has been consumed, remaining life of a cartridge or supply of additive, and other data relative to health or performance monitoring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventors: Garrett S. Waggoner, Andrew Gay, David W Baarman
  • Publication number: 20200312279
    Abstract: A system provides an elongated display that has a touchscreen with a multi-user interactive display area that is accessible simultaneously by at least two users. A sensor may monitor users at or near the interactive display area of the touchscreen, such as to transmit a sensor signal that identifies the presence of a user, which may be used to determine a location of the user relative to the elongated display. A characteristic of the user may also be identified with a sensor, where the characteristic may correspond with a user profile. The elongated display may display an image at a section of the interactive display area near the location of the user, where the image corresponds with a preselected setting of the user profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Ian Sage, Cort C. Corwin, Esai Umenei, Josiah Bonewell, David W. Baarman, Richard W. Harris, Andrew Foley
  • Publication number: 20200310550
    Abstract: A system provides an elongated display that has a touchscreen with a multi-user interactive display area that is accessible simultaneously by at least two users. A sensor may monitor users at or near the interactive display area of the touchscreen, such as to transmit a sensor signal that identifies the presence of a user, which may be used to determine a location of the user relative to the elongated display. A characteristic of the user may also be identified with a sensor, where the characteristic may correspond with a user profile. The elongated display may display an image at a section of the interactive display area near the location of the user, where the image corresponds with a preselected setting of the user profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Ian Sage, Cort C. Corwin, Esai Umenei, Josiah Bonewell, David W. Baarman, Richard W. Harris, Andrew Foley
  • Publication number: 20200311845
    Abstract: An inventory transport monitoring system for gathering usage information in a retail store includes a network of sensors and data collection hubs located within the retail store. A plurality of inventory stocking carts are outfitted with nodes for tracking the cart location within the store. The tracking node may track location data and patterns and uses a unique ID that broadcasts monitored data to understand when and where the node has been moved. The usage information is transmitted to the hub for collection and analyzing. The system can use the usage information collected from the individual stores to measure and compare successful stores to failing stores.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Brian B. Steketee, J.D. Collins, Thad Eric Senti, Mark James Strayer, Gregory Nowak, Daniel P. Bayer, David W. Baarman
  • Patent number: 10770922
    Abstract: A system that converts between electromagnetic configurations for power transfer including an inductive power supply defining a driver, a primary resonator coil, a secondary resonator coil, a secondary inductive coil and an electromagnetic shield. The primary resonator coil is powered by the driver. The secondary resonator coil is electromagnetically coupled to the primary resonator coil. The secondary inductive coil transfers power to a wirelessly powered device, and the secondary inductive coil is electrically connected to the secondary resonator coil. The electromagnetic shield is positioned to provide electromagnetic shielding of the secondary inductive coil from the secondary resonator coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Group Dekko, Inc.
    Inventor: David W. Baarman
  • Publication number: 20200187689
    Abstract: Induction-heated vessels, and processes for manufacturing induction-heated vessels and vessel components, are provided. The vessels can include a ceramic outer layer and a conductive heating element, which can be provided as a conductive glaze or coating, a conductive inner layer, or a label comprising a conductive element and an RFID tag, to allow the thermal transfer or conduction of heat from the heated surface directly to the contents of the vessel, while the ceramic outer layer of the vessel insulates the contents of the vessel. Also, systems and methods for heating and controlling induction-heated vessels and for tracking loyalty, use, and/or sales using RFID-enabled induction-heated vessels are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: David W. Baarman, Gregory L. Clark, Benjamin C. Moes
  • Publication number: 20200128629
    Abstract: A smart inductive heating appliance includes an interface for interacting with a package intelligence and communication module on a smart package. The smart heating appliance may also detect and charge chargeable devices inductively. A number of data sets may be utilized to enhance control of heating/cooking and to enhance safety. A thermodynamic load profile of the package may include detailed data correlations established in a package testing step and utilized to control heating of the package as well as to validate and authenticate the package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Gregory L. Clark, David W. Baarman
  • Publication number: 20200053839
    Abstract: Various smart package configurations may include a package intelligence and communication module (PICM) intelligently interacting with smart heating appliances and users. A thermodynamic load profile may correlate thermodynamic response characteristics of the package and be stored in or associated with a unique identifier in the PICM. The TLP enables efficient and safe heating of packages on a smart appliance as well as package validation and authentication. Package configurations also include structural elements for efficient heating of food, beverage, cosmetic and personal care products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Gregory L. Clark, David W. Baarman
  • Patent number: 10555380
    Abstract: A smart inductive heating appliance includes an interface for interacting with a package intelligence and communication module on a smart package. The smart heating appliance may also detect and charge chargeable devices inductively. A number of data sets may be utilized to enhance control of heating/cooking and to enhance safety. A thermodynamic load profile of the package may include detailed data correlations established in a package testing step and utilized to control heating of the package as well as to validate and authenticate the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Inductive Intelligence, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory L. Clark, David W. Baarman
  • Patent number: 10530188
    Abstract: A remote device in accordance with the present invention includes an adaptive power receiver that receives wireless power from the wireless power supply by induction. The adaptive power receiver may be switched among two or more modes of operation, including, for example, a high-Q mode and a low-Q mode. By controlling the switching between modes, the amount of energy received by the adaptive receiver may be controlled. This control is a form of adaptive resonance control or Q control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Philips IP Ventures B.V.
    Inventors: David W. Baarman, Colin J. Moore, Joshua B. Taylor, Matthew J. Norconk, Thomas J. Leppien, Scott A. Mollema, Joshua K. Schwannecke, Benjamin C. Moes, A. Esai Umenei, John James Lord, Robert D. Gruich