Patents by Inventor Edward W. Geiger

Edward W. Geiger 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: 10117043
    Abstract: Bluetooth Low Energy nodes are serially-connected with a cable that includes power lines and can include communication wires. The nodes do not have individual batteries. Instead, a single common power source is connected to the wires to provide power for all the nodes. The nodes can also be connected in series with the communication wires (which can be the same as the power wires) along a length of the cable. A headend interface can also be connected at one point of the cable to provide a communication interface with the nodes. The nodes can transmit and/or receive beacons to be used for locationing of mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas E Warner, Edward W Geiger, Chinh Q Phan, Patrick J Wallace, Harold H Webber
  • Publication number: 20180060625
    Abstract: Methods, systems and apparatus for detecting object location and generating alerts are disclosed herein. An example disclosed method includes determining an assigned area for an object being handled by a loader; detecting a first location of the loader; determining whether the first location corresponds to the assigned area for the object; and in response to the first location not corresponding to the assigned area for the object, generating a first output indicative of a difference between the first location and the assigned area for the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Sunalini Sankhavaram, Christopher S. Wuest, Guy Solimine, Nicholas J. Ford, Vinh-Phuong T. Le, Edward W. Geiger, Yu Wan, Mahender R. Vangati, David Tan Nguyen, Sudhakar Reddy
  • Publication number: 20160088421
    Abstract: Bluetooth Low Energy nodes are serially-connected with a cable that includes power lines and can include communication wires. The nodes do not have individual batteries. Instead, a single common power source is connected to the wires to provide power for all the nodes. The nodes can also be connected in series with the communication wires (which can be the same as the power wires) along a length of the cable. A headend interface can also be connected at one point of the cable to provide a communication interface with the nodes. The nodes can transmit and/or receive beacons to be used for locationing of mobile devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Inventors: Thomas E Warner, Edward W Geiger, Chinh Q Phan, Patrick J Wallace, Harold H Webber
  • Patent number: 8225124
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to methods and systems for determining a class of power delivered via power sourcing equipment (“PSE”) utilizing power over Ethernet (“POE”) technology. Described is a method including operating an network device at a first power setting, increasing a power requirement of the network device, detecting a second power setting based on an amount of power available from a power source, the second power setting being greater than the first power setting, determining whether one or more resources of the network device is operable at the second power setting, operating the network device at the second power setting if the one or more resources is operable, and activating an alert if the one or more resources is not operable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward W. Geiger, Julie Hanh Phan, Patrick Wallace
  • Publication number: 20100031066
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to methods and systems for determining a class of power delivered via power sourcing equipment (“PSE”) utilizing power over Ethernet (“POE”) technology. Described is a method including operating an network device at a first power setting, increasing a power requirement of the network device, detecting a second power setting based on an amount of power available from a power source, the second power setting being greater than the first power setting, determining whether one or more resources of the network device is operable at the second power setting, operating the network device at the second power setting if the one or more resources is operable, and activating an alert if the one or more resources is not operable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2008
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Inventors: Edward W. Geiger, Julie Hanh Phan, Patrick Wallace
  • Patent number: 6069887
    Abstract: Aspects for achieving and utilizing synchronization among end stations in a wireless local area network (WLAN) are provided. In a method aspect, the method includes receiving a packet with a time synchronization field value from a first end station in a second end station of a communication group. The method further includes comparing upon receipt of the packet the time synchronization field value with a local time value in the second end station to determine whether the local time value requires updating to maintain synchronization between the first and second end stations. The comparing further determines whether a difference between the time synchronization field value and the local time value is greater than zero, and when the difference is greater than zero, the local time value is updated to the time synchronization field value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2000
    Assignee: Apple Computer, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward W. Geiger, Stanley L. Fickes, Richard W. Mincher, Jeffrey L. Mullins
  • Patent number: 6031833
    Abstract: Method and system aspects for increasing throughput in a WLAN are provided. In a method aspect, a packet is transmitted from a first end station in the WLAN, the packet including an indication of a next end station in a chain of end stations having data ready for transmission in the WLAN. The method further includes transferring control of access before a predetermined time period has been exceeded to the next end station in the chain of end stations based upon the indicator. In addition, the method includes maintaining access to the network for a plurality of cooperating end stations established through continuous indication of the next end station in the chain of end stations without exceeding a maximum access time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 29, 2000
    Assignee: Apple Computer, Inc.
    Inventors: Stanley L. Fickes, Edward W. Geiger, Richard W. Mincher
  • Patent number: 5404374
    Abstract: In a communication system including a plurality of networked stations that communicate using a slow frequency hopping system, a method for encoding a packet of data in a transmitting station and decoding the data in a receiving station. In the transmitting station, the packet is divided into data segments. Error correction segments are added to correct the data segments. The segments are fragmented into a series of fragments, and a data error control field is calculated for each fragment and appended thereto. The data units including the segments are transmitted, and in a receiving station all or a portion of the bursts are received. The DEC field for each received fragment is calculated and compared with the received DEC field to determine whether each fragment is good or bad. If there are a sufficient number of fragments in each column, then the data can be reconstructed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 4, 1995
    Assignee: Apple Computer, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffery L. Mullins, Edward W. Geiger