Patents by Inventor Frank Judge

Frank Judge 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: 12039789
    Abstract: A system and method for detecting seatbelt positioning includes capturing, by a camera, a near infrared (NIR) image of an occupant, applying a median filter to the NIR image to remove glints; converting the NIR image to a black-and-white image, scanning across the black-and-white (B/W) image to detect a plurality of transitions between black and white segments corresponding to stripes extending lengthwise along a length of the seatbelt, and using detections of the plurality of transitions to indicate a detection of the seatbelt. Converting the NIR image to the black-and-white image may include using a localized binary threshold to determine whether a given pixel in the B/W image should be black or white based on whether a corresponding source pixel within the NIR image is brighter than an average of nearby pixels within a predetermined distance of the corresponding source pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2024
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS, LLC
    Inventors: Caroline Chung, Frank Judge, Thomas Herbert, Mitchell Pleune
  • Patent number: 11885687
    Abstract: A non-contact body temperature detection system of a vehicle includes: a thermography camera configured to generate an image of a user within a passenger cabin of the vehicle; a head detection module configured to determine a first area of the image including a head of the user; an eye detection module configured to determine a second area of the first area of the image including an eye of the user; a tear duct detection module configured to determine a third area of the second area of the image including a tear duct of the user; a temperature module configured to determine a body temperature of the user based on pixels of the third area of the image; and an indicator module configured to indicate whether the user has an elevated body temperature when the body temperature of the user is greater than a temperature threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: VEONEER US, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Seoane, Thomas Herbert, Frank Judge
  • Publication number: 20230346184
    Abstract: A method of operating a mobile cleaning robot system including a mobile cleaning robot and a display device can include displaying a room cleaning settings indication selectable to set one or more cleaning settings for a previously-mapped specified room. When the room cleaning settings indication is selected, a cleaning mode indication can be displayed where the cleaning mode indication is selectable to set a cleaning mode setting of the specified room.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2022
    Publication date: November 2, 2023
    Inventors: Stephen Messenger, Shereen Hameed, Aditya Athavale, Craig Michael Butterworth, Frank Judge, Jordan Pereira, Steven J. Baron
  • Patent number: 11688962
    Abstract: An electronic system for a vehicle includes: a first module including: a first circuit board having a predetermined form factor; a first module on the first circuit board and including a plurality of pins; a first electrical connector disposed on a first surface of the first circuit board and including a plurality of pins; and a plurality of electrical conductors connecting the pins of the first electrical connector with the pins of the first module, respectively; and a second module including: a second circuit board having the predetermined form factor; a second module on the second circuit board and including a plurality of pins; a second electrical connector disposed on a first surface of the second circuit board and including a plurality of pins, the second electrical connector coupled to the first electrical connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: VEONEER US, LLC
    Inventors: Bashar Alnarraie, Frank Judge
  • Publication number: 20230015508
    Abstract: A method includes receiving sensor data collected by an autonomous mobile robot as the autonomous mobile robot moves about an environment, the sensor data being indicative of sensor events and locations associated with the sensor events. The method includes identifying a subset of the sensor events based on the locations. The method includes providing, to a user computing device, data indicative of a recommended behavior control zone in the environment, the recommended behavior control zone containing a subset of the locations associated with the subset of the sensor events. The method includes defining, in response to a user selection from the user computing device, a behavior control zone such that the autonomous mobile robot initiates a behavior in response to encountering the behavior control zone, the behavior control zone being based on the recommended behavior control zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2022
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Inventors: Shipra Arora, Michael Foster, Frank Judge, Brandon Rohrer, Christopher Shumaker, Matthew Weyant, Alex Wong, Lauren D. Stem
  • Publication number: 20220398404
    Abstract: A system and method for detecting seatbelt positioning includes capturing, by a camera, a near infrared (NIR) image of an occupant, applying a median filter to the NIR image to remove glints; converting the NIR image to a black-and-white image, scanning across the black-and-white (B/W) image to detect a plurality of transitions between black and white segments corresponding to stripes extending lengthwise along a length of the seatbelt, and using detections of the plurality of transitions to indicate a detection of the seatbelt. Converting the NIR image to the black-and-white image may include using a localized binary threshold to determine whether a given pixel in the B/W image should be black or white based on whether a corresponding source pixel within the NIR image is brighter than an average of nearby pixels within a predetermined distance of the corresponding source pixel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2021
    Publication date: December 15, 2022
    Applicant: VEONEER US, INC.
    Inventors: CAROLINE CHUNG, FRANK JUDGE, THOMAS HERBERT, MITCHELL PLEUNE
  • Publication number: 20220368050
    Abstract: An electronic system for a vehicle includes: a first module including: a first circuit board having a predetermined form factor; a first module on the first circuit board and including a plurality of pins; a first electrical connector disposed on a first surface of the first circuit board and including a plurality of pins; and a plurality of electrical conductors connecting the pins of the first electrical connector with the pins of the first module, respectively; and a second module including: a second circuit board having the predetermined form factor; a second module on the second circuit board and including a plurality of pins; a second electrical connector disposed on a first surface of the second circuit board and including a plurality of pins, the second electrical connector coupled to the first electrical connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2021
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Applicant: Veoneer US LLC
    Inventors: Bashar ALNARRAIE, Frank JUDGE
  • Publication number: 20220341788
    Abstract: A non-contact body temperature detection system of a vehicle includes: a thermography camera configured to generate an image of a user within a passenger cabin of the vehicle; a head detection module configured to determine a first area of the image including a head of the user; an eye detection module configured to determine a second area of the first area of the image including an eye of the user; a tear duct detection module configured to determine a third area of the second area of the image including a tear duct of the user; a temperature module configured to determine a body temperature of the user based on pixels of the third area of the image; and an indicator module configured to indicate whether the user has an elevated body temperature when the body temperature of the user is greater than a temperature threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2021
    Publication date: October 27, 2022
    Applicant: Veoneer US LLC
    Inventors: Richard Seoane, Thomas Herbert, Frank Judge
  • Patent number: 11467585
    Abstract: A method includes receiving sensor data collected by an autonomous mobile robot as the autonomous mobile robot moves about an environment, the sensor data being indicative of sensor events and locations associated with the sensor events. The method includes identifying a subset of the sensor events based on the locations. The method includes providing, to a user computing device, data indicative of a recommended behavior control zone in the environment, the recommended behavior control zone containing a subset of the locations associated with the subset of the sensor events. The method includes defining, in response to a user selection from the user computing device, a behavior control zone such that the autonomous mobile robot initiates a behavior in response to encountering the behavior control zone, the behavior control zone being based on the recommended behavior control zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: iRobot Corporation
    Inventors: Shipra Arora, Michael Foster, Frank Judge, Brandon Rohrer, Christopher Shumaker, Matthew Weyant, Alex Wong, Lauren D. Stern
  • Publication number: 20210373558
    Abstract: Described herein are systems, devices, and methods for scheduling and controlling a mobile robot using a textual and user experienced-based mission routine. In an example, a mobile cleaning robot comprises a drive system to move the mobile cleaning robot about an environment, a sensor circuit to detect an object in the environment, and a controller circuit to receive a mission routine including data representing an editable schedule including at least one of time or order for performing one or more cleaning tasks with respect to a semantically annotated object that include spatial or contextual information of the detected object, or with respect to user experience or user behavior. The controller circuit navigates the mobile cleaning robot to conduct a mission in accordance with the mission routine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventors: Ryan Schneider, Craig Michael Butterworth, Sam Hong, Stefan Zickler, Steven Kordell, Hyun Woo Paik, Frank Judge, Nat Jabbawy, Jacki Holcomb, Shannon Amelia Case, David M. McSweeney, Brandon Rohrer, Rick Hoobler, Ottillia Shirhan Ni
  • Patent number: 11155226
    Abstract: A system and method for calibrating a vision system includes a selective wavelength interactive material located within the cabin of the vehicle and a control system in communication with the camera. The material is arranged as a pattern having pattern elements configured to reflect or absorb infrared light from an infrared light source. The control system is configured compare a captured image from the vision system that shows the pattern elements and calibrate the vision system based on a comparison of the captured image. Additionally or alternatively, the selective wavelength interactive material is disposed on a surface of a safety belt and the control system is configured to determine that an occupant seated in a seat is wearing a safety belt associated with the seat when the captured images show that the selective wavelength interactive material on the surface of the safety belt extending across the occupant seated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: VEONEER US, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Herbert, Frank Judge, Paul Karolak, Christof Buettner
  • Publication number: 20210138659
    Abstract: A method includes receiving sensor data collected by an autonomous mobile robot as the autonomous mobile robot moves about an environment, the sensor data being indicative of sensor events and locations associated with the sensor events. The method includes identifying a subset of the sensor events based on the locations. The method includes providing, to a user computing device, data indicative of a recommended behavior control zone in the environment, the recommended behavior control zone containing a subset of the locations associated with the subset of the sensor events. The method includes defining, in response to a user selection from the user computing device, a behavior control zone such that the autonomous mobile robot initiates a behavior in response to encountering the behavior control zone, the behavior control zone being based on the recommended behavior control zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Shipra Arora, Michael Foster, Frank Judge, Brandon Rohrer, Christopher Shumaker, Matthew Weyant, Alex Wong, Lauren D. Stern
  • Publication number: 20200055480
    Abstract: A system and method for calibrating a vision system includes a selective wavelength interactive material located within the cabin of the vehicle and a control system in communication with the camera. The material is arranged as a pattern having pattern elements configured to reflect or absorb infrared light from an infrared light source. The control system is configured compare a captured image from the vision system that shows the pattern elements and calibrate the vision system based on a comparison of the captured image. Additionally or alternatively, the selective wavelength interactive material is disposed on a surface of a safety belt and the control system is configured to determine that an occupant seated in a seat is wearing a safety belt associated with the seat when the captured images show that the selective wavelength interactive material on the surface of the safety belt extending across the occupant seated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Herbert, Frank Judge, Paul Karolak, Christof Buettner
  • Patent number: 9320310
    Abstract: A garment comprising a cover having a lower edge attached substantially to the circumference of a neck of the garment and an upper edge that is attached to a hat. The cover having an opening for the wearer's face has a secure fitting around the wearer's head when the hat is worn by the wearer, thereby preventing wind and cold from reaching the wearer's neck and sides of the face and head and improving the wearer's peripheral vision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Inventors: Scott A. Judge, Frank A. Judge
  • Patent number: 8806664
    Abstract: A garment comprising a cover having a lower edge attached substantially to the circumference of a neck of the garment and an upper edge that is attached to a hat. The cover having an opening for the wearer's face has a secure fitting around the wearer's head when the hat is worn by the wearer, thereby preventing wind and cold from reaching the wearer's neck and sides of the face and head and improving the wearer's peripheral vision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventors: Scott A. Judge, Frank A. Judge
  • Patent number: 8527660
    Abstract: A system enables data synchronization for data files shared between or among multiple devices. When a shared data file is modified on one of the computing devices, metadata describing or otherwise enabling recreation of that modification are generated. To enable synchronization of the shared data file, the metadata—rather than the modified shared data file—are transmitted to other devices. These other systems can then use the metadata to recreate the modification of the shared data file and thus achieve data synchronization without requiring retransmission of the shared data file after each modification thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Palm, Inc.
    Inventors: Srikiran Prasad, Rik Sagar, Frank Judge, Gurmeet Singh Kalra
  • Patent number: 8213332
    Abstract: To enable the peer-to-peer synchronization among multiple devices, each device in the peer network keeps track of the changes it makes to any shared data and also keeps track of its own knowledge of the changes made by other devices. When two or more peer devices communicate, they share with each other their information about any changes made to the shared data by them or by other devices. This allows the devices to synchronize with each other to the extent that each of the devices knows what changes have been made by it or by other devices in the peer network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Srikiran Prasad, Rik Sagar, Frank Judge, Gurmeet Singh Kalra
  • Publication number: 20110004584
    Abstract: A method of synchronizing data elements between devices can include receiving at a first device, from only one of multiple peer devices with which the first device is configured to synchronize, a request to synchronize data between the first device and the only one peer device; identifying data elements stored in the first device that have changed since a previous synchronization operation between the first device and the only one peer device; and transmitting, directly and solely to the only one peer device, for each of the identified data elements, a local data identifier and a corresponding change to be applied to a data element in the only one peer device that corresponds to the local data identifier. In some implementations, each local data identifier is transmitted in a format in which it is maintained in the first device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Applicant: PALM, INC.
    Inventors: Sidd Goyal, Francis Thomas Riddle, Frank Judge
  • Patent number: D716022
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Inventors: Scott A. Judge, Frank A. Judge
  • Patent number: D744725
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Inventors: Scott A Judge, Frank A Judge