Patents by Inventor James A. Billmaier

James A. Billmaier 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: 20210070182
    Abstract: An electric vehicle charging system includes logic collocated with an electric service panel to monitor a total present electric current consumption value for all electric consumers below a point in the service panel; a first input to receive the present electric current consumption value from the logic collocated with the service panel, and to compare the present electric current consumption value with a maximum current capacity value for the service panel; a second input to receive electric current from the service panel; an output to supply electric charging power to at least one electric vehicle; and logic to set an electric charging current drawn from the service panel through the second input and provided to the electric vehicle charging output to a value less than a difference between the maximum current capacity for the service panel and a sum of the present electric current consumption value and the current consumption value of a largest expected electric consumer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventor: James A. Billmaier
  • Patent number: 10730395
    Abstract: An electric vehicle charging system includes logic collocated with an electric service panel to monitor a total present electric current consumption value for all electric consumers below a point in the service panel; a first input to receive the present electric current consumption value from the logic collocated with the service panel, and to compare the present electric current consumption value with a maximum current capacity value for the service panel; a second input to receive electric current from the service panel; an output to supply electric charging power to at least one electric vehicle; and logic to set an electric charging current drawn from the service panel through the second input and provided to the electric vehicle charging output to a value less than a difference between the maximum current capacity for the service panel and a sum of the present electric current consumption value and the current consumption value of a largest expected electric consumer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: CHARGEPOINT, INC.
    Inventor: James A. Billmaier
  • Publication number: 20190111798
    Abstract: An electric vehicle charging system includes logic collocated with an electric service panel to monitor a total present electric current consumption value for all electric consumers below a point in the service panel; a first input to receive the present electric current consumption value from the logic collocated with the service panel, and to compare the present electric current consumption value with a maximum current capacity value for the service panel; a second input to receive electric current from the service panel; an output to supply electric charging power to at least one electric vehicle; and logic to set an electric charging current drawn from the service panel through the second input and provided to the electric vehicle charging output to a value less than a difference between the maximum current capacity for the service panel and a sum of the present electric current consumption value and the current consumption value of a largest expected electric consumer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventor: James A. Billmaier
  • Patent number: 10049476
    Abstract: A method of creating an editable image and editable text from a hand-drawn or other static two-dimensional diagram may include receiving a raw image from an image acquisition device; modifying the raw image to a modified image to reduce noise, normalize raw image data, and reduce pixels; recognizing horizontal, vertical, and diagonal lines in the modified image using a line recognizer; connecting the lines in the modified image to form connected lines using a connector that detects and joins proximally positioned terminal ends of the lines in the modified image; recognizing areas bounded by the connected lines as bounded objects using a bounded object recognizer; and/or identifying and classifying the bounded objects using an object identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: TURBOPATENT,CORP.
    Inventors: Charles Broadus, Ben Demboski, Paul Watts, Masanori King Takee, James A Billmaier, Kristopher C Billmaier, David P Billmaier
  • Patent number: 9937812
    Abstract: An electric vehicle charging system includes logic collocated with an electric service panel to monitor a total present electric current consumption value for all electric consumers below a point in the service panel; a first input to receive the present electric current consumption value from the logic collocated with the service panel, and to compare the present electric current consumption value with a maximum current capacity value for the service panel; a second input to receive electric current from the service panel; an output to supply electric charging power to at least one electric vehicle; and logic to set an electric charging current drawn from the service panel through the second input and provided to the electric vehicle charging output to a value less than a difference between the maximum current capacity for the service panel and a sum of the present electric current consumption value and the current consumption value of a largest expected electric consumer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: CHARGEPOINT, INC.
    Inventor: James A Billmaier
  • Patent number: 9639723
    Abstract: A RFID tag includes logic to compare information in a received signal with conditional response criteria, and to respond to the received signal with an RFID only if the information satisfies the conditional response criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Patent Navigation
    Inventors: John M Kellum, James A Billmaier, David P Billmaier
  • Patent number: 8994533
    Abstract: A RFID tag includes an RF transceiver; logic to operate the RF transceiver to respond to a received signal with a unique radio frequency id; logic to compare information in the received signal with conditional response criteria; and logic to determine if data has been received and written into a writable memory area by the RFID tag, and to respond to the received signal only if the data has been received and stored in the writable memory area and matches the conditional response criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Patent Navigation, Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Billmaier, John M. Kellum, David P. Billmaier
  • Patent number: 8924854
    Abstract: A method for navigation of television program listings within a user interface includes successively displaying a first set of visual cards in a first area of the user interface. Each visual card of the first set of visual cards represents a corresponding broadcast time slot associated with a graphically represented first card characteristic. Selection by a user of a particular visual card of the first set of visual cards is enabled in order to view a television program corresponding to the time slot represented by the selected visual card. In an embodiment, a transition from display of a first visual card of the first set of visual cards to display of a second visual card of the first set of visual cards occurs automatically at the conclusion of a first time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul G. Allen, James A. Billmaier, John M. Kellum, Anthony F. Istvan, Dewey Reid, Philip Rogan
  • Patent number: 8892131
    Abstract: Providing a map and/or directions to a visitor to a facility may include and/or involve a wireless communication device signaling its presence at a location in a facility, and communicating to the wireless communication device a map of the facility indicating the location. This may include and/or involve communicating to the wireless device directions to and/or from the location to a destination within the facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Patent Navigation Inc.
    Inventors: James A Billmaier, David P Billmaier, John M Kellum
  • Patent number: 8823880
    Abstract: A remote control for a digital video recorder includes an integrated display screen configured to display a recording list including programs scheduled to be recorded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Allen, James A. Billmaier
  • Patent number: 8723478
    Abstract: A charging station for electric vehicles receives customer bids on a charging time interval allotment, compares the customer bids, and supplies electric current from the charging station to a plurality of electric vehicles allocated to each electric vehicle according to the bids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Inventor: James A Billmaier
  • Patent number: 8688170
    Abstract: A device accessible via a wireless service network includes logic to receive digital frames from a wireless communication device, to identify digital frames that are suitable tiles for a digital panorama, to create a digital panorama from the identified frames, and to associate the panorama with one or more locations on a digital map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Patent Navigation, Inc
    Inventors: James A. Billmaier, John M. Kellum, David P. Billmaier
  • Patent number: 8677276
    Abstract: A method implemented on a multi-tuner receiver system comprises successively displaying a set of visual cards where each visual card of the set of visual cards comprises a graphical representation. A visual card of the set of visual cards is selected, the visual card being associated with a first television program. Based on a characteristic of the selected visual card, a second television program is identified. The second television program is then tuned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Hubert E. Kolde, James A. Billmaier, John M. Kellum, Dewey Reid, Philip Rogan
  • Patent number: 8648566
    Abstract: A circuit breaker monitors a total present electric current consumption value for electric consumers served by the service panel and not served by the circuit breaker, compares the present electric current consumption value with a preset maximum current capacity limit, and sets an electric charging current drawn from the service panel to a value less than a difference between the maximum current capacity limit and a sum of the total present electric current consumption value and a preset current consumption value for an electric consumer that is presently not drawing current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Inventor: James A. Billmaier
  • Patent number: 8601507
    Abstract: A home entertainment system includes a home media center for providing media content to a plurality of remotely located televisions within a home. The home media center includes a user interface module to generate graphical commands usable by a separate media center extension to render a focused navigation user interface on one of the plurality of televisions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Billmaier, John M. Kellum, Charles R. Broadus, Dewey Reid, Philip Rogan
  • Publication number: 20130138344
    Abstract: Providing a map and/or directions to a visitor to a facility may include and/or involve a wireless communication device signaling its presence at a location in a facility, and communicating to the wireless communication device a map of the facility indicating the location. This may include and/or involve communicating to the wireless device directions to and/or from the location to a destination within the facility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2012
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: Patent Navigation Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Billmaier, David P. Billmaier, John M. Kellum
  • Publication number: 20130051752
    Abstract: A remote control for a digital video recorder includes an integrated display screen configured to display a recording list including programs scheduled to be recorded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: ARRIS GROUP, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Allen, James A. Billmaier
  • Publication number: 20120319649
    Abstract: “A charging station for electric vehicles receives customer bids on a charging time interval allotment, compares the customer bids, and supplies electric current from the charging station to a plurality of electric vehicles allocated to each electric vehicle according to the bids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: Patent Navigation Inc.
    Inventor: James A. Billmaier
  • Publication number: 20120313434
    Abstract: “A circuit breaker interfaces with a power rail of an electric service panel. The circuit breaker monitors a total present electric current consumption value for electric consumers served by the service panel and not served by the circuit breaker. It compares the present electric current consumption value with a preset maximum current capacity limit, and supplies current to an electric consumer at a level less than a difference between the maximum current capacity limit and a sum of the total present electric current consumption value and a preset current consumption value for an electric consumer coupled to the service panel but that is presently not drawing current.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: Patent Navigation Inc.
    Inventor: James A. Billmaier
  • Patent number: 8300156
    Abstract: A remote control for a digital video recorder includes an integrated display screen configured to display a recording list including programs scheduled to be recorded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: ARRIS Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Allen, James A. Billmaier