Patents by Inventor Drew S. Johnson

Drew S. Johnson 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: 10437575
    Abstract: A system and method in accordance with the present invention provides an enablement platform for building web-based applications for capture, analysis and use of device data using computing resources and data storage and management capabilities of hosted web services. The enablement platform works in two steps: first, for creating new instances of compute resources at a hosted service by collecting the required information and feeding it to the necessary hosted services pages; and second, for developing production-ready web-based applications for capture, analysis and use of data from M2M devices. In an embodiment, the application is used with a web-based hosted data storage, management and publication service. First step is a single page application running at a website that collects all of the required information and feeds it to the necessary hosted services pages in the background.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Aeris Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Yixiang Chen, Fumito Kayama, Santosh Astagi, Drew S. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10231084
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to providing a system and method for monitoring devices relative to a learned geographic area using an enablement platform for building web sites and web applications using data storage, management and publication capabilities of hosted web services. The system and method for monitoring M2M devices relative to a learned geographic area (geofence) are built on existing AerCloud concepts by configuring a geofence by using learned location attributes and evaluating geofence parameters and issuing alerts if the devices are performing outside the geofence parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Aeris Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Anupam Bagchi, Yixiang Chen, Fumito Kayama, Santosh Astagi, Drew S. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20180342115
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to the communication of vehicle data, diagnostics and related information with a network remote from the vehicle, and more particularly to communications and storage of vehicle data in the cloud. In one or more preferred embodiments, vehicle information is securely gathered from a vehicle, processed in accordance with instructions and a profile set remotely, and stored at a remote data store, where remote access to such information can be accommodated through applications, smartphones and other remote devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Inventors: Yixiang CHEN, Drew S. JOHNSON, Andrew DURRER, Michael GARNER
  • Publication number: 20180330414
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method and system for buying and selling cellular service in a market allowing real-time pricing is disclosed. The computer-implemented method and system comprise storing at least one offer to sell a specified quantity of cellular service (which may be voice minutes, messages, data or other available service parameters) initiated by a seller, and processing one or more requests to purchase cellular service initiated by one or more buyers. The processing of the requests to purchase cellular service further comprises implementing a method for matching one or more requests to purchase cellular service with any stored offers; wherein when a match occurs the buyer is able to purchase the desired quantity of cellular service. The computer-implemented method and system includes deducting the purchased quantity of cellular service from a service profile of the seller and adding the purchased quantity of cellular service to a service profile of the buyer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Drew S. JOHNSON, Yixiang CHEN, Dae Seong KIM
  • Publication number: 20180268308
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method and system for optimizing user experience are disclosed. The method and system include determining a power profile of a device; determining historical behavior of at least one user and using a criterion based on the power profile of the device for checking the historical behavior of the at least one user for establishing a connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: Drew S. JOHNSON, George Edward L. Schaefer, JR.
  • Publication number: 20180255428
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to providing a system and method for monitoring devices relative to a learned geographic area using an enablement platform for building web sites and web applications using data storage, management and publication capabilities of hosted web services. The system and method for monitoring M2M devices relative to a learned geographic area (geofence) are built on existing AerCloud concepts by configuring a geofence by using learned location attributes and evaluating geofence parameters and issuing alerts if the devices are performing outside the geofence parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventors: Anupam Bagchi, Yixiang CHEN, Fumito KAYAMA, Santosh ASTAGI, Drew S. JOHNSON
  • Patent number: 10055901
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to the communication of vehicle data, diagnostics and related information with a network remote from the vehicle, and more particularly to communications and storage of vehicle data in the cloud. In one or more preferred embodiments, vehicle information is securely gathered from a vehicle, processed in accordance with instructions and a profile set remotely, and stored at a remote data store, where remote access to such information can be accommodated through applications, smartphones and other remote devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: AERIS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Yixiang Chen, Drew S. Johnson, Andrew Durrer, Michael Garner
  • Patent number: 10007938
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method and system for buying and selling cellular service in a market allowing real-time pricing is disclosed. The computer-implemented method and system comprise storing at least one offer to sell a specified quantity of cellular service (which may be voice minutes, messages, data or other available service parameters) initiated by a seller, and processing one or more requests to purchase cellular service initiated by one or more buyers. The processing of the requests to purchase cellular service further comprises implementing a method for matching one or more requests to purchase cellular service with any stored offers; wherein when a match occurs the buyer is able to purchase the desired quantity of cellular service. The computer-implemented method and system includes deducting the purchased quantity of cellular service from a service profile of the seller and adding the purchased quantity of cellular service to a service profile of the buyer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Aeris Communication, Inc.
    Inventors: Drew S. Johnson, Yixiang Chen, Dae Seong Kim
  • Patent number: 9978018
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method and system for optimizing user experience are disclosed. The method and system include determining a power profile of a device; determining historical behavior of at least one user and using a criterion based on the power profile of the device for checking the historical behavior of the at least one user for establishing a connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: AERIS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Drew S. Johnson, George Edward L. Schaefer, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20170366933
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to providing a system and method for monitoring devices relative to a user defined geographic area using an enablement platform for building web sites and web applications using data storage, management and publication capabilities of hosted web services. The system and method for monitoring M2M devices relative to a user defined geographic area (geofence) are built on existing AerCloud concepts by allowing user to define location attributes and by using the user defined location attributes to configure and evaluate geofence parameters and issue alerts if the devices are performing outside the geofence parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Yixiang CHEN, Fumito KAYAMA, Santosh ASTAGI, Drew S. JOHNSON
  • Publication number: 20170308596
    Abstract: The present invention is directed towards a computer-implemented method and system for transactions involving device data due to operations of one or more devices. The method comprises transforming, by applying rules, the device data from the one or more devices into formatted device data that is useable for the transactions; sending the formatted device data to a storage location; generating a descriptive listing of the formatted device data; providing public access to the descriptive listing; and facilitating transactions involving the formatted device data in response to receiving information from the descriptive listing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Yixiang CHEN, Syed Zaeem HOSAIN, Vikram VISWANATHAN, Drew S. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9774994
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to providing a system and method for monitoring devices relative to a user defined geographic area using an enablement platform for building web sites and web applications using data storage, management and publication capabilities of hosted web services. The system and method for monitoring M2M devices relative to a user defined geographic area (geofence) are built on existing AerCloud concepts by allowing user to define location attributes and by using the user defined location attributes to configure and evaluate geofence parameters and issue alerts if the devices are performing outside the geofence parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Aeris Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Yixiang Chen, Fumito Kayama, Santosh Astagi, Drew S. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20170257491
    Abstract: A method and system are disclosed for connecting a device to subscriptions and cellular billing plans of separate users and for managing the concurrent use of the device by the separate users. A computer-implemented method comprises enrolling a device in a cellular subscription and billing plan of a user. The enrollment includes providing an identifier for the device to a cellular subscription, effectively adding the device to the cellular subscription and billing plan selected by the user. The method and system allows the user to use capabilities of the device as governed by the cellular subscription and an associated billing plan as selected by that user, while the device is also available for use by another user via another cellular billing plan, as selected by that user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Inventors: Drew S. Johnson, Robert B. FULTZ, Steven A. MILLSTEIN, Dae Seong KIM, John MOLISE
  • Patent number: 9667806
    Abstract: A method and system are disclosed for connecting a device to subscriptions and cellular billing plans of separate users and for managing the concurrent use of the device by the separate users. A computer-implemented method comprises enrolling a device in a cellular subscription and billing plan of a user. The enrollment includes providing an identifier for the device to a cellular subscription, effectively adding the device to the cellular subscription and billing plan selected by the user. The method and system allows the user to use capabilities of the device as governed by the cellular subscription and an associated billing plan as selected by that user, while the device is also available for use by another user via another cellular billing plan, as selected by that user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Aeris Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Drew S. Johnson, Robert B. Fultz, Steven A. Millstein, Dae Seong Kim, John Molise
  • Publication number: 20170046144
    Abstract: A system and method in accordance with the present invention provides an enablement platform for building web-based applications for capture, analysis and use of device data using computing resources and data storage and management capabilities of hosted web services. The enablement platform works in two steps: first, for creating new instances of compute resources at a hosted service by collecting the required information and feeding it to the necessary hosted services pages; and second, for developing production-ready web-based applications for capture, analysis and use of data from M2M devices. In an embodiment, the application is used with a web-based hosted data storage, management and publication service. First step is a single page application running at a website that collects all of the required information and feeds it to the necessary hosted services pages in the background.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventors: Yixiang CHEN, Fumito KAYAMA, Santosh ASTAGI, Drew S. JOHNSON
  • Publication number: 20170048669
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to providing a system and method for monitoring devices relative to a user defined geographic area using an enablement platform for building web sites and web applications using data storage, management and publication capabilities of hosted web services. The system and method for monitoring M2M devices relative to a user defined geographic area (geofence) are built on existing AerCloud concepts by allowing user to define location attributes and by using the user defined location attributes to configure and evaluate geofence parameters and issue alerts if the devices are performing outside the geofence parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventors: Yixiang CHEN, Fumito KAYAMA, Santosh ASTAGI, Drew S. JOHNSON
  • Publication number: 20160315998
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method and system for optimizing user experience are disclosed. The method and system comprise determining a power profile of a device; determining historical behavior of at least one user and using a criterion based on power profile for checking the historical behavior of the at least one user such that if the determined power profile is equal to a first predetermined profile, the device establishes a connection when the at least one user initiates a remote application to issue a command but before the command is issued; if the determined power profile is equal to a second predetermined profile, the device establishes a connection based on the historical behavior of the at least one user; and if the determined power profile of the device is equal to a third predetermined profile, the device establishes a connection only when the at least one user issues a command.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventors: Drew S. JOHNSON, George Edward L. SCHAEFER, JR.
  • Publication number: 20160180608
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to the communication of vehicle data, diagnostics and related information with a network remote from the vehicle, and more particularly to communications and storage of vehicle data in the cloud. In one or more preferred embodiments, vehicle information is securely gathered from a vehicle, processed in accordance with instructions and a profile set remotely, and stored at a remote data store, where remote access to such information can be accommodated through applications, smartphones and other remote devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventors: Yixiang CHEN, Drew S. JOHNSON, Andrew DURRER, Michael GARNER
  • Patent number: 9275503
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to the communication of vehicle data, diagnostics and related information with a network remote from the vehicle, and more particularly to communications and storage of vehicle data in the cloud. In one or more preferred embodiments, vehicle information is securely gathered from a vehicle, processed in accordance with instructions and a profile set remotely, and stored at a remote data store, where remote access to such information can be accommodated through applications, smartphones and other remote devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: AERIS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Yixiang Chen, Drew S. Johnson, Andrew Durrer, Michael Garner
  • Publication number: 20150111529
    Abstract: A method and system are disclosed for connecting a device to subscriptions and cellular billing plans of separate users and for managing the concurrent use of the device by the separate users. A computer-implemented method comprises enrolling a device in a cellular subscription and billing plan of a user. The enrollment includes providing an identifier for the device to a cellular subscription, effectively adding the device to the cellular subscription and billing plan selected by the user. The method and system allows the user to use capabilities of the device as governed by the cellular subscription and an associated billing plan as selected by that user, while the device is also available for use by another user via another cellular billing plan, as selected by that user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: Aeris Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Drew S. JOHNSON, Robert B. FULTZ, Steven A. MILLSTEIN, Dae Seong KIM, John MOLISE