Patents by Inventor Eric John Wengreen

Eric John Wengreen 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).

  • Publication number: 20200103239
    Abstract: Self-driving vehicles have unlimited potential to learn and predict human behavior and perform actions accordingly. Several embodiments described herein include a method of using a vehicle management system to identify a high traffic area and move a self-driving vehicle to meet a rider. Methods also include receiving, by the vehicle management system, a primary pick-up location to meet the rider and detecting, by an antenna of the self-driving vehicle, a number of remote computing devices adjacent the primary pick-up location. Additionally, methods may include determining, by at least one of the vehicle management system and a remote computing device associated with the rider, that the number of remote computing devices exceeds a predetermined remote computing device threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Wesley Edward Schwie, Eric John Wengreen
  • Patent number: 10575427
    Abstract: Mounting systems can attach electronic devices to a wall such as a wall of a television or a wall of a building. Electronic devices can generate a substantial amount of heat that can be trapped by mounting systems. The mount ventilation systems described herein can allow cool air to flow around electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Innovelis, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric John Wengreen, Brian Jeffrey Wengreen
  • Patent number: 10493952
    Abstract: A vehicle fire is an emergency in which seconds count. Each second saved until the rider exits the vehicle can significantly reduce the severity of injuries due to the fire. Accordingly, a safety system can include a self-driving vehicle configured to transport a rider, a vehicle management system configured to autonomously drive the self-driving vehicle, a seat coupled to the self-driving vehicle, and a seat belt configured to alternatively have a buckled state and an unbuckled state. In many embodiments, the safety system includes a smoke detection system coupled to the self-driving vehicle and configured to detect smoke inside a cabin of the self-driving vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Inventors: Wesley Edward Schwie, Eric John Wengreen
  • Patent number: 10479319
    Abstract: A vehicle fire is an emergency in which seconds count. Each second saved until the rider exits the vehicle can significantly reduce the severity of injuries due to the fire. Accordingly, a safety system can include a self-driving vehicle configured to transport a rider, a vehicle management system configured to autonomously drive the self-driving vehicle, a seat coupled to the self-driving vehicle, and a seat belt configured to alternatively have a buckled state and an unbuckled state. In many embodiments, the safety system includes a smoke detection system coupled to the self-driving vehicle and configured to detect smoke inside a cabin of the self-driving vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventors: Eric John Wengreen, Wesley Edward Schwie
  • Patent number: 10481606
    Abstract: A vehicle guidance system can include a first vehicle that has a camera, radar, and lidar to detect a first path of a second vehicle as the first and second vehicles drive on a road. A processor system of the vehicle guidance system can analyze a first deviation of the first path. Measurements from another detection system can provide additional data regarding a second path of the second vehicle. Analyzing the first path in light of the second path can enable the vehicle guidance system to identify impaired driving indicators. The vehicle guidance system can warn vehicles about the impaired driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventors: Eric John Wengreen, Wesley Edward Schwie
  • Patent number: 10474154
    Abstract: A vehicle monitoring system can include a detection system having a camera, radar, and lidar. The vehicle monitoring system can detect a vehicle, generate numerical position data indicative of a first path of the vehicle as the vehicle drives on a road, numerically analyze the first numerical position data, and in response, take actions to protect lives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Inventors: Eric John Wengreen, Wesley Edward Schwie
  • Patent number: 10471804
    Abstract: A maintenance system can be used with a self-driving vehicle. The maintenance system can include a vehicle management system configured to autonomously drive the vehicle to a destination chosen by a rider. The maintenance system can include a smoke detection system configured to detect smoke inside a cabin of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Inventors: Eric John Wengreen, Wesley Edward Schwie
  • Patent number: 10466057
    Abstract: Self-driving vehicles have unlimited potential to learn and predict human behavior and perform actions accordingly. Several embodiments described herein include a method of using a vehicle management system to determine high traffic areas and thereby move a self-driving vehicle to a variety of pick-up locations to meet a rider. Methods also include receiving, by the vehicle management system, a primary pick-up location to meet the rider. Additionally, methods include determining, by the vehicle management system, whether traffic adjacent to the primary pick-up location is greater than a predetermined traffic threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Inventors: Wesley Edward Schwie, Eric John Wengreen
  • Patent number: 10386704
    Abstract: Mounting systems can couple cameras to other objects that support the cameras. A secure connection between the mounting system and the camera can prevent the camera from inadvertently falling off the mounting system. A flex arm can work in conjunction with first and second protrusions to secure a camera to a mounting system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Innovelis, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric John Wengreen
  • Patent number: 10377342
    Abstract: A seat-belt monitoring system can be used with self-driving vehicles. A self-driving vehicle can include a belt sensor configured to detect a buckled state of a seat belt. The self-driving vehicle can include an occupancy sensor configured to detect a rider sitting in a seat. The seat-belt monitoring system can receive buckle and occupancy data from multiple self-driving vehicles and then can respond in ways configured to promote increased seat belt use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventors: Eric John Wengreen, Wesley Edward Schwie
  • Publication number: 20190239377
    Abstract: Mounting systems can attach electronic devices to a wall such as a wall of a television or a wall of a building. Electronic devices can generate a substantial amount of heat that can be trapped by mounting systems. The mount ventilation systems described herein can allow cool air to flow around electronic devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Eric John Wengreen, Brian Jeffrey Wengreen
  • Patent number: 10358194
    Abstract: A board can have an upward-facing side arranged to enable a person to stand on the board while surfing. A motor can be attached to a downward-facing side of the board to propel the board. A computer system can use data from sensors and a steering system to actively respond to actions from the person riding on the board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Inventors: Shelby Jean Wengreen, Eric John Wengreen
  • Publication number: 20190220035
    Abstract: A vehicle management system can include self-driving vehicles. Before entering a self-driving vehicle, a rider can use a remote computing device to select a pick-up location at which a self-driving vehicle will later pick up the rider. Detecting that the remote computing device is unable to communicate with the vehicle management system can trigger several responses configured to minimize the risk of a self-driving vehicle failing to pick up the rider.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Eric John Wengreen, Wesley Edward Schwie
  • Patent number: 10303181
    Abstract: A vehicle management system can include a self-driving vehicle and a computer system that is communicatively coupled with a remote computing device of a rider. The vehicle management system can include a location tracking system configured to receive a first location data indicative of a drop-off location where the self-driving vehicle dropped off the rider. The location tracking system can receive a second location data indicative of locations of the remote computing device during a period from after the self-driving vehicle fleet drops off the rider to before the self-driving vehicle fleet picks up the rider. The computer system can be configured to prompt the self-driving vehicle to drive to an area within 100 feet of the drop-off location to pick up the rider in response to determining that the second location data is indicative of the remote computing device having returned to the area after being dropped off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventors: Eric John Wengreen, Wesley Edward Schwie
  • Patent number: 10299216
    Abstract: Vehicle management systems can be configured to help govern self-driving vehicles. A vehicle management system can communicatively couple a self-driving vehicle to a remote computing device of a user of the vehicle. Detecting a battery charge indication below a threshold can trigger several responses configured to minimize the risk of the self-driving vehicle failing to pick up the user due to the remote computing device having a low or dead battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventors: Eric John Wengreen, Wesley Edward Schwie
  • Patent number: D856344
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Innovelis, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric John Wengreen
  • Patent number: D865727
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Innovelis, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric John Wengreen
  • Patent number: D867435
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Innovelis, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric John Wengreen
  • Patent number: D871490
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Innovelis, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric John Wengreen
  • Patent number: D873897
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Innovelis, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric John Wengreen