Patents by Inventor Elisabet A. Anderson

Elisabet A. Anderson 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: 10115392
    Abstract: A method for adjusting a voice recognition system and a voice recognition system is disclosed, wherein the voice recognition system comprises a speaker and a microphone, and wherein the method comprises the steps of: memorizing an audio frequency signal, playing back the audio frequency signal by means of the speaker, generating a detection signal by detecting the audio frequency signal by means of the microphone, and adjusting parameters of the voice recognition system dependent on the detection signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: VISTEON GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. Sims, Brian L. Douthitt, David J. Hughes, Mark Zeinstra, Ted W. Ringold, Douglas W. Klamer, Todd Witters, Elisabet A. Anderson
  • Patent number: 9587958
    Abstract: A control system (106) for mounting to a vehicle (100) and for providing information to an occupant of the vehicle from a first source device (116) is provided. The vehicle includes an audio system (130) and/or a display system (100). The control system includes a first interface (120) for communicating with the first source device (116). The control system further includes a second interface for providing a signal to the audio system and/or the display system. The control system yet further includes a processor (122). A memory unit (122) is communicably connected to the processor and includes a first transport (2112) configured to send a control signal to the interface. The memory unit (132) further includes a first manager (2304) configured to receive a command from an application (2104) and to translate the command from the application (2104) into a command for the transport (2112).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas C. Campbell, Richard J. Chutorash, Brian L. Douthitt, Rodger W. Eich, James B. Price, Mark Zeinstra, Philip J. Vanderwall, Elisabet A. Anderson, Michael J. Sims, Mike Davis, Ted W. Ringold
  • Patent number: 9313311
    Abstract: A method and a communication system is disclosed for using a communication system connected to at least a first mobile device and a second mobile device, wherein the communication system is operable in at least a first operating state and a second operating state, wherein the connection of the communication system to the first mobile device is prioritized in the first operating state and wherein the connection of the communication system to the second mobile device is prioritized in the second operating state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: JOHNSON CONTROLS TECHNOLOGY COMPANY
    Inventors: Elisabet A. Anderson, Mark Zeinstra, Michael J. Sims
  • Publication number: 20140100740
    Abstract: A control system for mounting in a vehicle and for providing information to a portable electronic device for processing by the portable electronic device is shown and described. The control system includes a first interface for communicating with the portable electronic device and a memory device. The control system also includes a processing circuit communicably coupled to the first interface and the memory device, the processing circuit configured to extract information from the memory device and to provide the information to the first interface so that the first interface communicates the information to the portable electronic device. The processing circuit is further configured to determine the capabilities of the portable electronic device based on data received from the portable electronic device via the first interface and to determine whether or not to communicate the information to the portable electronic device based on the determined capabilities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Richard J. CHUTORASH, Elisabet Anderson, Rodger W. Eich, Jeffrey Golden, Philip J. Vanderwall, Michael J. Sims
  • Patent number: 8634033
    Abstract: A system for mounting in a vehicle and for reproducing an image at least partially generated by a remote source and shown on a display of the remote source is provided. The system includes a display interface for providing a signal to the display. The system further includes a communications device for mounting in the vehicle and for communicating with the remote source, the communications device configured to receive the image from the remote source. The system yet further includes a processing system operatively coupled to the communications device and the display interface, the processing system configured to provide a representation of the image to the display interface. The system yet further includes a memory device communicably coupled to the processing system and including computer code for controlling the communications device so that the representation of the image provided to the display interface is updated to reflect new images generated and shown on the remote source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Philip J. Vanderwall, Michael J. Sims, Elisabet A. Anderson, Richard J. Chutorash, Jeffrey N. Golden, Rodger W. Eich
  • Patent number: 8447598
    Abstract: A control system for mounting in a vehicle and for providing information to a portable electronic device for processing by the portable electronic device is shown and described. The control system includes a first interface for communicating with the portable electronic device and a memory device. The control system also includes a processing circuit communicably coupled to the first interface and the memory device, the processing circuit configured to extract information from the memory device and to provide the information to the first interface so that the first interface communicates the information to the portable electronic device. The processing circuit is further configured to determine the capabilities of the portable electronic device based on data received from the portable electronic device via the first interface and to determine whether or not to communicate the information to the portable electronic device based on the determined capabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Richard J. Chutorash, Elisabet Anderson, Rodger W. Eich, Jeffrey Golden, Philip J. Vanderwall, Michael J. Sims
  • Publication number: 20120100876
    Abstract: The invention relates to a communication system for in-vehicle systems, and in particular, to a wireless communication system for a hands free telephone system configured to received text messages. A remote source, such as a cell phone, PDA or the like, is used to modify, configure and add new messages and preference data on the communication system. The modified, configured and new messages are used to respond to messages received on the remote source and/or on the communication system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: JOHNSON CONTROLS TECHNOLOGY COMPANY
    Inventors: Elisabet A. Anderson, William Fay, Matthew Blackburn, Alan S. Hughes, Beth A. McGough, Ted W. Ringold
  • Publication number: 20110301954
    Abstract: A method for adjusting a voice recognition system and a voice recognition system is disclosed, wherein the voice recognition system comprises a speaker and a microphone, and wherein the method comprises the steps of: memorizing an audio frequency signal, playing back the audio frequency signal by means of the speaker, generating a detection signal by detecting the audio frequency signal by means of the microphone, and adjusting parameters of the voice recognition system dependent on the detection signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2010
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Applicant: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Michael J. Sims, Brian L. Douthitt, David J. Hughes, Mark Zeinstra, Ted W. Ringold, Douglas W. Klamer, Todd Witters, Elisabet A. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20110257973
    Abstract: A control system for mounting in a vehicle and for providing information to a portable electronic device for processing by the portable electronic device is shown and described. The control system includes a first interface for communicating with the portable electronic device and a memory device. The control system also includes a processing circuit communicably coupled to the first interface and the memory device, the processing circuit configured to extract information from the memory device and to provide the information to the first interface so that the first interface communicates the information to the portable electronic device. The processing circuit is further configured to determine the capabilities of the portable electronic device based on data received from the portable electronic device via the first interface and to determine whether or not to communicate the information to the portable electronic device based on the determined capabilities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Inventors: Richard J. Chutorash, Elisabet Anderson, Rodger W. Eich, Jeffrey Golden, Philip J. Vanderwall, Michael J. Sims
  • Publication number: 20110217929
    Abstract: A method and a communication system is disclosed for using a communication system connected to at least a first mobile device and a second mobile device, wherein the communication system is operable in at least a first operating state and a second operating state, wherein the connection of the communication system to the first mobile device is prioritized in the first operating state and wherein the connection of the communication system to the second mobile device is prioritized in the second operating state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Applicant: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Elisabet A. Anderson, Mark Zeinstra, Michael J. Sims
  • Publication number: 20100220250
    Abstract: A system for mounting in a vehicle and for reproducing an image at least partially generated by a remote source and shown on a display of the remote source is provided. The system includes a display interface for providing a signal to the display. The system further includes a communications device for mounting in the vehicle and for communicating with the remote source, the communications device configured to receive the image from the remote source. The system yet further includes a processing system operatively coupled to the communications device and the display interface, the processing system configured to provide a representation of the image to the display interface. The system yet further includes a memory device communicably coupled to the processing system and including computer code for controlling the communications device so that the representation of the image provided to the display interface is updated to reflect new images generated and shown on the remote source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Publication date: September 2, 2010
    Inventors: Philip J. Vanderwall, Michael J. Sims, Elisabet A. Anderson, Richard J. Chutorash, Jeffrey N. Golden, Rodger W. Eich
  • Publication number: 20100097239
    Abstract: A control system (106) for mounting to a vehicle (100) and for providing information to an occupant of the vehicle from a first source device (116) is provided. The vehicle includes an audio system (130) and/or a display system (100). The control system includes a first interface (120) for communicating with the first source device (116). The control system further includes a second interface for providing a signal to the audio system and/or the display system. The control system yet further includes a processor (122). A memory unit (122) is communicably connected to the processor and includes a first transport (2112) configured to send a control signal to the interface. The memory unit (132) further includes a first manager (2304) configured to receive a command from an application (2104) and to translate the command from the application (2104) into a command for the transport (2112).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2008
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Inventors: Douglas C. Campbell, Richard J. Chutorash, Brian L. Douthitt, Rodger W. Eich, James B. Price, Mark L. Zeinstra, Phillip J. Vanderwall, Elisabet A. Anderson, Michael J. Sims, Mike Davis, Ted W. Ringold
  • Publication number: 20080268330
    Abstract: A battery system for a vehicle includes a battery module having a plurality of cells electrically coupled together and a first conductive element for electrically coupling the battery module to other elements in the battery system. The battery system also has a base configured for securing the battery module in place in the vehicle. The base includes a second conductive element for electrically coupling the base to the first conductive element, and a rotatable arm for securing the battery module in place relative to the base. The first conductive element is configured to contact the second conductive element when the rotatable arm is positioned to secure the battery module in place relative to the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2007
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Inventors: Scott A. Hansen, Nels R. Smith, Michael G. Andrew, Thomas J. Dougherty, Majid Taghikhani, Elisabet A. Anderson
  • Patent number: 5441339
    Abstract: A lamp assembly for a vehicle is integrally formed in a vehicle headliner which includes an aperture for receiving a lens. In some preferred embodiments, the lens snap-fits directly to the headliner. In another preferred embodiment the lens and a trim bezel interlockably engage the edge of the headliner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 15, 1995
    Assignee: Prince Corporation
    Inventors: Larry E. Mathias, Jason M. Hathaway, Elisabet A. Anderson