Patents by Inventor James M. Adler

James M. Adler 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: 20190009790
    Abstract: This disclosure describes various embodiments for resource optimization in a vehicle. In an embodiment, a system for resource optimization in a vehicle is described. The system may comprise a memory; a processor coupled to the memory; and a resource optimization module. The resource optimization module may be configured to: monitor usage of local computing resources of the vehicle, the local computing resources comprising the processor and available bandwidth of a transmission medium; determine an availability of the local computing resources; evaluate data captured by one or more sensors of the vehicle; and determine whether to process the data locally or remotely based, at least in part, on the availability of the local computing resources and the data captured by the one or more sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: Nikolaos Michalakis, Julian M. Mason, James J. Kuffner, JR., James M. Adler
  • Publication number: 20180329033
    Abstract: System, methods, and other embodiments described herein relate to acquiring embedded information from a roadway. In one embodiment, a method includes, in response to receiving a reflected signal resulting from a scanning signal interacting with the roadway, analyze the reflected signal to detect a roadway signature embedded within the roadway. The method includes computing an identifier of the roadway signature as a function of features associated with the roadway signature that are embodied within the reflected signal. The method includes providing the embedded information about the roadway according to the identifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Gill A. Pratt, James J. Kuffner, JR., James M. Adler
  • Publication number: 20180328741
    Abstract: System, methods, and other embodiments described herein relate to localizing a vehicle on a roadway. In one embodiment, a method includes, in response to detecting one or more indicators of a roadway signature within a reflected signal from the roadway, acquiring a fix on the roadway signature as a function of the one or more indicators that identify at least a segment of the roadway signature. The method includes localizing the vehicle on the roadway by correlating the roadway signature with a signature mapping that identifies a location for the segment of the roadway signature on the roadway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Gill A. Pratt, James J. Kuffner, JR., James M. Adler
  • Publication number: 20180330174
    Abstract: System, methods, and other embodiments described herein relate to detecting markers on a roadway. In one embodiment, a method includes controlling a radar to transmit a scanning signal with defined characteristics. The radar is integrated with a vehicle that is traveling on the roadway. The method includes, in response to receiving a reflected signal resulting from the scanning signal interacting with the roadway, identifying the marker from the reflected signal according to an electromagnetic signature of the marker embodied in the reflected signal. The electromagnetic signature is a response induced within the defined characteristics of the scanning signal that is embodied within the reflected signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Gill A. Pratt, James J. Kuffner, JR., James M. Adler
  • Patent number: 10127462
    Abstract: System, methods, and other embodiments described herein relate to detecting markers on a roadway. In one embodiment, a method includes controlling a radar to transmit a scanning signal with defined characteristics. The radar is integrated with a vehicle that is traveling on the roadway. The method includes, in response to receiving a reflected signal resulting from the scanning signal interacting with the roadway, identifying the marker from the reflected signal according to an electromagnetic signature of the marker embodied in the reflected signal. The electromagnetic signature is a response induced within the defined characteristics of the scanning signal that is embodied within the reflected signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Toyota Research Institute, Inc.
    Inventors: Gill A. Pratt, James J. Kuffner, Jr., James M. Adler
  • Publication number: 20020078358
    Abstract: A facility for conducting an election is described. The facility establishes a public key infrastructure for use in the election. The facility then employs the established key infrastructure in the operation of a voting site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2001
    Publication date: June 20, 2002
    Inventors: C. Andrew Neff, James M. Adler, Randolph A. Bentson, Andrew C. Berg, John H. Hornbaker, Leonard C. Janke, James R. McCann, Eric A. Peterson
  • Patent number: 5606609
    Abstract: The integrity or the signator of an electronic document can be verified by embedding a security object, for example, supported by an object linking and embedding (OLE) capability, in the electronic document at a location selected by the signator. The embedded security object includes security information and an identifier for invoking the processing of the security information. The security information may include a document digest that characterizes the electronic document at the time the security object was embedded, a signature digest that identifies the signator and that characterizes the instance of the embedded security object, and the signator's electronic chop, which may be the signator's digitized signature or other graphic image. In addition, the security information can be encrypted using either private key encryption or public key encryption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 25, 1997
    Assignee: Scientific-Atlanta
    Inventors: Peter B. Houser, James M. Adler