Patents by Inventor James Lee Epifano

James Lee Epifano 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: 10377260
    Abstract: Vehicle control systems can include one or more location sensors, an energy storage device, one or more charge sensors and one or more vehicle computing devices. The location sensor(s) can determine a current location of a vehicle, while the charge sensor(s) can determine a current state of charge of an energy storage device that can be located onboard the vehicle to provide operating power for one or more vehicle systems. The vehicle computing device(s) can communicate the current location of the vehicle and current state of charge of the energy storage device to a remote computing device, receive from the remote computing device a charging control signal determined, at least in part, from the current location of the vehicle and the current state of charge of the energy storage device, and control charging of the energy storage device in accordance with the charging control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Brian Donnelly, Sean Jeffrey Kelly, Justin Wayne Ho, James Lee Epifano
  • Publication number: 20190217735
    Abstract: Vehicle control systems can include one or more location sensors, an energy storage device, one or more charge sensors and one or more vehicle computing devices. The location sensor(s) can determine a current location of a vehicle, while the charge sensor(s) can determine a current state of charge of an energy storage device that can be located onboard the vehicle to provide operating power for one or more vehicle systems. The vehicle computing device(s) can communicate the current location of the vehicle and current state of charge of the energy storage device to a remote computing device, receive from the remote computing device a charging control signal determined, at least in part, from the current location of the vehicle and the current state of charge of the energy storage device, and control charging of the energy storage device in accordance with the charging control signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Richard Brian Donnelly, Sean Jeffrey Kelly, Justin Wayne Ho, James Lee Epifano
  • Publication number: 20190217736
    Abstract: Vehicle control systems can include one or more location sensors, an energy storage device, one or more charge sensors and one or more vehicle computing devices. The location sensor(s) can determine a current location of a vehicle, while the charge sensor(s) can determine a current state of charge of an energy storage device that can be located onboard the vehicle to provide operating power for one or more vehicle systems. The vehicle computing device(s) can communicate the current location of the vehicle and current state of charge of the energy storage device to a remote computing device, receive from the remote computing device a charging control signal determined, at least in part, from the current location of the vehicle and the current state of charge of the energy storage device, and control charging of the energy storage device in accordance with the charging control signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Richard Brian Donnelly, Sean Jeffrey Kelly, Justin Wayne Ho, James Lee Epifano
  • Publication number: 20180201148
    Abstract: Vehicle control systems can include one or more location sensors, an energy storage device, one or more charge sensors and one or more vehicle computing devices. The location sensor(s) can determine a current location of a vehicle, while the charge sensor(s) can determine a current state of charge of an energy storage device that can be located onboard the vehicle to provide operating power for one or more vehicle systems. The vehicle computing device(s) can communicate the current location of the vehicle and current state of charge of the energy storage device to a remote computing device, receive from the remote computing device a charging control signal determined, at least in part, from the current location of the vehicle and the current state of charge of the energy storage device, and control charging of the energy storage device in accordance with the charging control signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Richard Brian Donnelly, Sean Jeffrey Kelly, Justin Wayne Ho, James Lee Epifano
  • Publication number: 20180137470
    Abstract: A vehicle work environment provides capabilities for working and participating in meetings while riding in a vehicle such as a driverless autonomous vehicle (AV). In some examples, mobile meeting features are added to a calendaring system so that a meeting organizer can schedule a teleconference or in-vehicle meeting while some or all participants in the meeting are commuting to/from work or another destination. When attempting to schedule a meeting, a transport facilitation system in communication with the calendaring system calculates optimal times when attendees can meet inside a vehicle or teleconference in multiple vehicles simultaneously. The transport facilitation system sends AVs to the pick-up addresses for the attendees. The AVs provide a vehicle work environment including secure audio and visual communications with a conferencing system between vehicles and any non-mobile participants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Richard Donnelly, David McAllister Bradley, James Lee Epifano, Justin Wayne Ho