Patents by Inventor Gregory Thomas Joao

Gregory Thomas Joao 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: 11503199
    Abstract: An apparatus, including cameras, microphone, speaker, processor, display, touchscreen keyboard, global positioning system, and collision avoidance sensor. Upon detecting a texting, e-mail, operational mode, game or gaming operational mode, or speakerphone, operational mode, the processor activates a camera and the collision avoidance sensor. The display displays a view in front of, or an anticipated travel path of movement of, the apparatus. The processor monitors a location of the apparatus. If the apparatus is outside of the safe area of travel, the processor activates the camera or a second camera to record a picture or video at the apparatus. The processor generates a notification message containing the picture or the video or containing a link to the picture or the video. The apparatus transmits the notification message to a communication device associated with an authorized individual or law enforcement personnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Inventors: Gregory Thomas Joao, Raymond Anthony Joao, Christopher Michael Joao
  • Publication number: 20210006699
    Abstract: An apparatus, including cameras, microphone, speaker, processor, display, touchscreen keyboard, global positioning system, and collision avoidance sensor. Upon detecting a texting, e-mail, operational mode, game or gaming operational mode, or speakerphone, operational mode, the processor activates a camera and the collision avoidance sensor. The display displays a view in front of, or an anticipated travel path of movement of, the apparatus. The processor monitors a location of the apparatus. If the apparatus is outside of the safe area of travel, the processor activates the camera or a second camera to record a picture or video at the apparatus. The processor generates a notification message containing the picture or the video or containing a link to the picture or the video. The apparatus transmits the notification message to a communication device associated with an authorized individual or law enforcement personnel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: GREGORY THOMAS JOAO, RAYMOND ANTHONY JOAO, CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL JOAO
  • Patent number: 10791256
    Abstract: An apparatus, including cameras; a microphone; a speaker; a processor; a display; a touchscreen keyboard; a global positioning system; and a collision avoidance sensor. The processor detects a texting, e-mail, game or gaming, or speakerphone, operational mode and activates a camera to display a view in front of, or an anticipated travel path of movement of the apparatus. The global positioning system determines a position or location of the apparatus. The processor determines whether or not the apparatus is located outside of a safe area of travel. If the apparatus is outside of the safe area of travel, the processor activates a camera to record a picture or video at the location of the apparatus, and generates a notification message containing the picture or video, or a link thereto. The apparatus transmits the notification message to a communication device associated with an authorized individual or law enforcement personnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Inventors: Gregory Thomas Joao, Raymond Anthony Joao, Christopher Michael Joao
  • Publication number: 20190149708
    Abstract: An apparatus, including cameras; a microphone; a speaker; a processor; a display; a touchscreen keyboard; a global positioning system; and a collision avoidance sensor. The processor detects a texting, e-mail, game or gaming, or speakerphone, operational mode and activates a camera to display a view in front of, or an anticipated travel path of movement of the apparatus. The global positioning system determines a position or location of the apparatus. The processor determines whether or not the apparatus is located outside of a safe area of travel. If the apparatus is outside of the safe area of travel, the processor activates a camera to record a picture or video at the location of the apparatus, and generates a notification message containing the picture or video, or a link thereto. The apparatus transmits the notification message to a communication device associated with an authorized individual or law enforcement personnel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: GREGORY THOMAS JOAO, RAYMOND ANTHONY JOAO, CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL JOAO
  • Patent number: 10218888
    Abstract: An apparatus, including a case; cameras; microphones; a speaker; a processor; a display; a touchscreen keyboard; a global positioning system; and a collision avoidance sensor. The processor detects a texting, e-mail, game or gaming, or speakerphone, operational mode and activates the camera to display a view in front of, or an anticipated travel path of movement of the apparatus. The global positioning system determines a position or location of the apparatus. The processor determines whether or not the apparatus is located outside of a safe area of travel. If the apparatus is outside of the safe area of travel, the processor activates a camera to record a picture or video at the location of the apparatus, and generates a notification message containing the picture or video, or a link thereto. The apparatus transmits the notification message to a communication device associated with an authorized individual or law enforcement personnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventors: Gregory Thomas Joao, Raymond Anthony Joao, Christopher Michael Joao
  • Publication number: 20180213135
    Abstract: An apparatus, including a case; cameras; microphones; a speaker; a processor; a display; a touchscreen keyboard; a global positioning system; and a collision avoidance sensor. The processor detects a texting, e-mail, game or gaming, or speakerphone, operational mode and activates the camera to display a view in front of, or an anticipated travel path of movement of the apparatus. The global positioning system determines a position or location of the apparatus. The processor determines whether or not the apparatus is located outside of a safe area of travel. If the apparatus is outside of the safe area of travel, the processor activates a camera to record a picture or video at the location of the apparatus, and generates a notification message containing the picture or video, or a link thereto. The apparatus transmits the notification message to a communication device associated with an authorized individual or law enforcement personnel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: GREGORY THOMAS JOAO, RAYMOND ANTHONY JOAO, CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL JOAO
  • Patent number: 9961249
    Abstract: An apparatus, including a processing device, a camera for obtaining a view, a picture, or video, a display device for displaying information, the view, picture, or video obtained by the camera, and a global positioning system for determining a position or a location of the apparatus. The global positioning system determines a position or location of the apparatus. The apparatus identifies a municipal subdivision in which the apparatus is located, identifies a nearest police department, fire department, hospital, hotel, point of interest, or individual, generates a report containing information regarding the identified nearest police department, fire department, hospital, hotel, point of interest, or individual, located in the municipal subdivision, and contact information for the nearest police department, fire department, hospital, hotel, point of interest, or individual, and provides at least a portion of the information contained in the report via the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Inventors: Gregory Thomas Joao, Raymond Anthony Joao, Christopher Michael Joao
  • Publication number: 20160211101
    Abstract: An apparatus, including an electrical plug or a plurality of external electrical connectors; a first circuit, wherein the first circuit is an open circuit or an essentially open circuit; a second circuit, wherein the second circuit includes an indicator for indicating an electrical current flow in the second circuit; a third circuit, wherein the third circuit is designed to open a fuse or to trip a circuit breaker; and an electrical switch. The electrical switch is electrically connected to the electrical plug or to the plurality of external electrical connectors, wherein the electrical switch is capable of connecting the electrical plug or the plurality of external electrical connectors to the first circuit, to the second circuit, or to the third circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Inventors: RAYMOND ANTHONY JOAO, GREGORY THOMAS JOAO, STEPHEN RAYMOND ANDERSON
  • Publication number: 20150298654
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, including storing information regarding an allowed or disallowed operation of a vehicle or vehicle system, a premises or premises system, or an article in, on, or in the vicinity of, a vehicle or premises or associated with a respective user, operator, passenger, or occupant, of the vehicle or premises, determining, with or using a processing device or computer, an operating or an operational status, condition, or state, of the vehicle or the premises, processing, with or using the processing device or computer, information for controlling, disabling, enabling, or monitoring, an operation of the vehicle, the premises, or the article, in response to the determined operating or an operational status, condition, or state, and generating or transmitting, with the processing device or with the computer, a control signal which controls, disables, enables, or monitors, an operation of the vehicle, the premises, or the article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2014
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Inventors: RAYMOND ANTHONY JOAO, GREGORY THOMAS JOAO, STEPHEN RAYMOND ANDERSON
  • Publication number: 20150112702
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, including processing genetic information or genetic-related information regarding an individual, determining or ascertaining information regarding the genetic information or genetic-related information regarding an individual, generating a genetic profile report containing information regarding the information regarding the genetic information or genetic-related information of the individual, generating a diagnostic report containing information regarding a diagnosis or a possible diagnosis using the information contained in the genetic profile report or data file, generating a treatment report using information contained in the diagnostic report, generating a treatment plan for the individual, wherein the treatment plan contains information regarding a treatment for or corresponding to the diagnosis or the possible diagnosis, and transmitting the genetic profile report, the diagnostic report, the treatment report, or the treatment plan, to a communication device of or associate
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: RAYMOND ANTHONY JOAO, MARY ANTONETTE SPANO a/k/a CALVI, GREGORY THOMAS JOAO
  • Publication number: 20150012417
    Abstract: A transaction security apparatus, including a memory device for storing information regarding an account of or associated with an account holder, an input device or a receiver for inputting or for receiving transaction information regarding a transaction between the account holder and a counterparty, wherein the transaction is an in-person transaction or a face-to-face transaction, and wherein the transaction information includes information regarding the counterparty, information regarding an amount of the transaction, and information for accessing a communication device associated with the counterparty, a processing device, wherein the processing device processes the transaction information and generates a message containing information regarding the account, and further wherein the apparatus establishes a communication link with the communication device, and a transmitter, wherein the transmitter transmits the message to the communication device on, over, or via the communication link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: RAYMOND ANTHONY JOAO, GREGORY THOMAS JOAO
  • Publication number: 20140085445
    Abstract: An apparatus, including a processing device, a camera for obtaining a view, a picture, or video, a display device for displaying information, the view, picture, or video obtained by the camera, and a global positioning system for determining a position or a location of the apparatus. The global positioning system determines a position or location of the apparatus. The apparatus identifies a municipal subdivision in which the apparatus is located, identifies a nearest police department, fire department, hospital, hotel, point of interest, or individual, generates a report containing information regarding the identified nearest police department, fire department, hospital, hotel, point of interest, or individual, located in the municipal subdivision, and contact information for the nearest police department, fire department, hospital, hotel, point of interest, or individual, and provides at least a portion of the information contained in the report via the display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventors: GREGORY THOMAS JOAO, RAYMOND ANTHONY JOAO, CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL JOAO
  • Publication number: 20140078275
    Abstract: An apparatus, including a processing device for controlling an operation of the apparatus, a camera for obtaining a view, a picture, or video, a collision avoidance sensor, for detecting an object, structure, or individual, and a display device for displaying the view, the picture, or the video obtained by the camera. The apparatus or processing device automatically detects a mode of operation of the apparatus, wherein the mode of operation is a texting operational mode, an e-mail operational mode, a game or gaming operational mode, a picture taking or video recording operational mode, or a videophone or speakerphone operational mode. The processing device activates the camera to obtain a view, a picture, or video in a direction of movement of the apparatus. The apparatus provides the view, picture or video obtained by the camera via the display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventors: Gregory Thomas Joao, Raymond Anthony Joao