Patents by Inventor Ian Main

Ian Main 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: 10314407
    Abstract: An improved sleep system includes an actively responsive bed and mattress combination. The system adjusts the contour and microclimate of the mattress surface, in addition to the ambient conditions of the sleep environment based on the user's preferences and physiological state. A variety of technologies are integrated into the sleep system in order to determine the settings for an improved sleep environment, and automatically adjust the mattress firmness, bed surface temperature, humidity, and/or ambient light and sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: XSENSOR Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Ian Main, Madeleine Breen Townley, Curtis Anderson, Melissa Elizabeth Remus Jones
  • Publication number: 20190126000
    Abstract: Sleep environment control systems adjust sleep environments independently for individual users. A sleep environment control system delivers multiple environment adjustments via one opening to a user supported by a mattress. The environment adjustments include airflow, water vapor, light, and sound. The sleep environment control system can be placed in adjacent to the mattress thereby to deliver the environment adjustments to the user. The environment adjustments are delivered to the user in a localized fashion such that they do not disrupt other users. The sleep environment control system further generates the one or more environment adjustments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Ian Main, Mitchell Robert Knight
  • Publication number: 20190042320
    Abstract: Host specific containerized application configuration generation is disclosed. For example, first and second image files are stored on a first memory. Second and third memories are associated with a first host node. A request to generate a first configuration file associated with a plurality of isolated guests is received, launching a first short-lived guest of the plurality of isolated guests on the second memory. A configuration management application executes on the first short-lived guest, generating and saving the first configuration file to the third memory. The first short-lived guest is terminated. A first service guest of the plurality of isolated guests is launched on the second memory. A first service configured with the first configuration file executes on the first service guest. A second service guest of the plurality of isolated guests is launched on the second memory executing a second service configured with the first configuration file.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: Paul Daniel Prince, Martin Nicolas Andre, Flavio Percoco, Ian Main
  • Publication number: 20180027988
    Abstract: A bedding system uses a convolutional neural network (CNN)-based machine vision to makes adjustments for comfort and/or support. The machine vision process identities a body position by using a trained CNN that receives a pressure image and identifies a body position. The body position may be determined by classifying the pressure image into a predetermined body position classification. The machine vision process includes at least one trained CNN that determines joint locations. The machine vision tracks pressure accumulated at joints over time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: Omolbanin Yazdanbakhsh Poodeh, John Alexander Hogg, Ian Main
  • Patent number: 9860982
    Abstract: A process makes electrical connections between electrical wires and flexible conductive elements, such as conductive fabrics. The process makes strong electrical connections that are mechanically flexible and can simultaneously create multiple electrical connections. The process involves creating an assembly that includes at least a TPE layer, an electrical wire, an insulating layer, and a flexible conductive element, and applying heat and pressure to the assembly. For example, a conductive fabric is disposed on an insulating layer, a wire is positioned onto a surface of the insulating layer, and a TPE layer is disposed over the wire and overlaps the conductive fabric element. When applying the heat and pressure, the wire melts through the insulating layer to make electrical contact with the conductive fabric element, and the TPE layer conforms to an exterior of the wire and bonds to the insulating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: XSENSOR Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Ian Main, Timothy Carl Gorjanc
  • Patent number: 9848712
    Abstract: A bedding system uses machine vision to makes adjustments for comfort and/or support. In one aspect, a pressure mapping engine measures a two-dimensional pressure image of a sleeper on the bedding system while the sleeper is sleeping on the bedding system. A machine vision process analyzes the pressure image. A comfort and support engine adjusts a comfort and/or support of the bedding system based on the machine vision analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Xsensor Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Ian Main, Timothy Carl Gorjanc, Robert Miller, Chris Cooper
  • Patent number: 9659322
    Abstract: A pressure sensor measures the surface pressure distribution of a body supported by a surface, for example a person lying on a mattress. In one approach, a pressure mapping system acquires a customer's pressure map using a reference mattress and presents this pressure data in the form of a pressure map. The pressure map measurement data is then analyzed to determine body characterizing parameters such as body mass index, contact area and average peak pressure. The pressure map measurements are then located on a mattress category grid that has been referenced and aligned to a large population sample of measurements taken with a reference mattress. Alternatively, the pressure map measurements are matched to a physical profile category within a database. Each category provides ranked mattress recommendations based on selection and ranking criteria derived from pressure map data obtained from a large sample of test subjects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: XSENSOR Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy C. Gorjanc, Stephen Anstey, Ian Main, Bruce Malkinson, Tyler Gill
  • Patent number: 9320665
    Abstract: A method for modelling pressure exposure and/or the risk of pressure ulcer formation includes steps of using pressure sensors to derive pressure exposure or risk values and displaying the pressure exposure or risk values in a graphical manner to a user. Computer-implemented systems includes a pressure-sensing interface mat and components for implementing the steps of the methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: XSENSOR Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Ian Main, Robert Miller, Terry Russell, Mitch Ousdahl
  • Patent number: 8893561
    Abstract: A capacitance pressure mapping system includes a plurality of sensor cells created by the intersection of electrode columns and rows, and a solid elastomer dielectric separating the electrode columns and rows. The elastomer is at least one planar sheet having a surface comprising a pattern of projections. The pattern of projections may include two or more different types of projections, for example projections of different shapes (geometries) and/or sizes (height, width).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: XSENSOR Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy Carl Gorjanc, Ian Main, Dave Jack
  • Patent number: 8544336
    Abstract: A capacitive pressure sensor array is made of two conductive layers, wherein each conductive layer is formed with a plurality of elongated conductors disposed in a substantially parallel manner between an upper and a lower insulating sheet, wherein the upper and lower insulating sheets are bonded to each other between adjacent conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Xsensor Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Ian Main, David Jack
  • Publication number: 20130144751
    Abstract: A pressure sensor measures the surface pressure distribution of a body supported by a surface, for example a person lying on a mattress. In one approach, a pressure mapping system acquires a customer's pressure map using a reference mattress and presents this pressure data in the form of a pressure map. The pressure map measurement data is then analyzed to determine body characterizing parameters such as body mass index, contact area and average peak pressure. The pressure map measurements are then located on a mattress category grid that has been referenced and aligned to a large population sample of measurements taken with a reference mattress. Alternatively, the pressure map measurements are matched to a physical profile category within a database. Each category provides ranked mattress recommendations based on selection and ranking criteria derived from pressure map data obtained from a large sample of test subjects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: XSENSOR TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Timothy C. Gorjanc, Stephen Anstey, Ian Main, Bruce Malkinson, Tyler Gill
  • Patent number: 8417496
    Abstract: A computer system for modelling and controlling a hydrocarbon reservoir through management of fluid flow at individual wells. The computer system has program instructions which operate a computer model which uses oilfield production data to provide a model of future production. The model comprises an optimal regression model which represents injector and producer wells whose fluid flow characteristics are highly correlated with the fluid flow characteristics of the well of interest; the application of parsimonious information criterion techniques to identify well pairs that statistically contribute information to the optimal regression model; and a statistical reservoir model comprising the product of the optimal regression model and a significance matrix. The system is also provided with control means, responsive to the output of the computer model in order to control wells in the hydrocarbon reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: The University Court of the University of Edinburgh
    Inventors: Ian Main, Lun Li, Orestis Papasouliotis, Thomas Leonard
  • Publication number: 20130006151
    Abstract: A method for modelling pressure exposure and/or the risk of pressure ulcer formation includes steps of using pressure sensors to derive pressure exposure or risk values and displaying the pressure exposure or risk values in a graphical manner to a user. Computer-implemented systems includes a pressure-sensing interface mat and components for implementing the steps of the methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: XSENSOR TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ian Main, Robert Miller, Terry Russell, Mitch Ousdahl
  • Publication number: 20120272751
    Abstract: A capacitance pressure mapping system includes a plurality of sensor cells created by the intersection of electrode columns and rows, and a solid elastomer dielectric separating the electrode columns and rows. The elastomer is at least one planar sheet having a surface comprising a pattern of projections. The pattern of projections may include two or more different types of projections, for example projections of different shapes (geometries) and/or sizes (height, width).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventors: Timothy Carl Gorjanc, Ian Main, Dave Jack
  • Patent number: 8272276
    Abstract: A capacitance pressure mapping system includes a plurality of sensor cells created by the intersection of electrode columns and rows, and a solid elastomer dielectric separating the electrode columns and rows. The elastomer is at least one planar sheet having a surface comprising a pattern of projections. There may be two sheets having opposing patterns of projections. The opposing patterns may be interlocking or corresponding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: XSENSOR Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy Carl Gorjanc, Ian Main
  • Patent number: 8121800
    Abstract: A method and system for measuring the distribution of pressure forces over a selected area includes a sensor having an array of pressure sensing capacitance nodes formed by intersecting rows and columns, where measured capacitance of a node is compared to a fixed value of reference capacitance placed on each row that can be measured as if it was another node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Xsensor Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin Altman, Ian Main, Terrence Russell
  • Publication number: 20110120228
    Abstract: A capacitive pressure sensor array is made of two conductive layers, wherein each conductive layer is formed with a plurality of elongated conductors disposed in a substantially parallel manner between an upper and a lower insulating sheet, wherein the upper and lower insulating sheets are bonded to each other between adjacent conductors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2009
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Applicant: XSENSOR TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ian MAIN, David JACK
  • Publication number: 20100282000
    Abstract: A capacitance pressure mapping system includes a plurality of sensor cells created by the intersection of electrode columns and rows, and a solid elastomer dielectric separating the electrode columns and rows. The elastomer is at least one planar sheet having a surface comprising a pattern of projections. There may be two sheets having opposing patterns of projections. The opposing patterns may be interlocking or corresponding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2009
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Applicant: XSENSOR TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Timothy Carl GORJANC, Ian MAIN
  • Publication number: 20090216466
    Abstract: A method and system for measuring the distribution of pressure forces over a selected area includes a sensor having an array of pressure sensing capacitance nodes formed by intersecting rows and columns, where measured capacitance of a node is compared to a fixed value of reference capacitance placed on each row that can be measured as if it was another node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2007
    Publication date: August 27, 2009
    Applicant: XSENSOR TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kevin Altman, Ian Main, Terrence Russell
  • Publication number: 20090125288
    Abstract: A computer system for modelling and controlling a hydrocarbon reservoir through management of fluid flow at individual wells. The computer system has program instructions which operate a computer model which uses oilfield production data to provide a model of future production. The model comprises an optimal regression model which represents injector and producer wells whose fluid flow characteristics are highly correlated with the fluid flow characteristics of the well of interest; the application of parsimonious information criterion techniques to identify well pairs that statistically contribute information to the optimal regression model; and a statistical reservoir model comprising the product of the optimal regression model and a significance matrix. The system is also provided with control means, responsive to the output of the computer model in order to control wells in the hydrocarbon reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2006
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Applicant: The University Court of the University of Edinburgh
    Inventors: Ian Main, Lun Li, Orestis Papasouliotis, Thomas Leonard