Patents by Inventor Jeffrey A. Bowers

Jeffrey A. Bowers 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: 10938249
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for various tunable multi-timescale wireless rectification systems. Tunable multi-timescale wireless rectification systems may include multiple feedback control loops, systems, or sub-systems that modify characteristics of components of a wireless rectification system on various timescales. A wireless rectification system may include antennas, impedance-matching components, rectifying devices, DC-to-DC converters, and/or load controllers. Two or more feedback controls may function on different timescales to modify one or more characteristics or functionalities of components of the wireless rectification system in response to monitored AC and/or DC power values at various locations within the wireless rectification system. Feedback controls operating on various timescales may include antenna feedback controls, impedance feedback controls, rectifying feedback controls, and/or DC feedback controls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Searete LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Arnitz, Lawrence F. Arnstein, Jeffrey A. Bowers, Joseph A. Hagerty, Russell J. Hannigan, Guy S. Lipworth, David R. Nash, Matthew S. Reynolds, Clarence T. Tegreene, Yaroslav A. Urzhumov
  • Patent number: 10825441
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods associated with acoustic transmitters, receivers, and antennas. Specifically, the present disclosure provides a transducer system for transmitting and receiving acoustic energy according to a determined acoustic emission/reception pattern. In various embodiments, an acoustic transducer system may include an array of sub-wavelength transducer elements each configured with an electromagnetic resonance at one of a plurality of electromagnetic frequencies. Each sub-wavelength transducer element may generate an acoustic emission in response to the electromagnetic resonance. A beam-forming controller may cause electromagnetic energy to be transmitted at select electromagnetic frequencies to cause a select subset of the sub-wavelength transducer elements to generate acoustic emissions according to a selectable acoustic transmission pattern. A common port may facilitate electromagnetic communication with each of the sub-wavelength transducer elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Bowers, Paul Duesterhoft, Daniel Hawkins, Roderick A. Hyde, Edward K. Y. Jung, Jordin T. Kare, Eric C. Leuthardt, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Clarence T. Tegreene, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Michael A. Smith
  • Publication number: 20200313466
    Abstract: System and methods are described herein for providing wireless power to a target device, such as a laptop computer, a mobile phone, a vehicle, robot, or an unmanned aerial vehicle or system (UAV) or (UAS). A tunable multi-element transmitter may transmit electromagnetic radiation (EMR) to the target device using any of a wide variety of frequency bands. A location determination subsystem and/or range determination subsystem may determine a relative location, orientation, and/or rotation of the target device. For a target device within a distance range for which a smallest achievable waist of the Gaussian beam of the EMR at an operational frequency is smaller than the multi-element EMR receiver of the target device, a non-Gaussian beamform may be determined to increase efficiency, decrease overheating, reduce spillover, increase total power output of rectenna receivers on the target device, or achieve another target power delivery goal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel Arnitz, Jeffrey A. Bowers, Joseph A. Hagerty, Russell J. Hannigan, Guy S. Lipworth, David R. Nash, Matthew S. Reynolds, Clarence T. Tegreene, Yaroslav A. Urzhumov
  • Publication number: 20200174557
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems, and methods are provided for generating a quantified indicator of cognitive skills in an individual. In certain configurations, the apparatus, systems, and methods can be implemented for enhancing cognitive skills in an individual.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Titiimaea Alailima, Jeffrey Bower, Jason Johnson, Ashley Mateus, Elena CaƱadas Espinosa, Adam Piper, Matthew Omernick, David Collins
  • Publication number: 20200119591
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for various tunable multi-timescale wireless rectification systems. Tunable multi-timescale wireless rectification systems may include multiple feedback control loops, systems, or sub-systems that modify characteristics of components of a wireless rectification system on various timescales. A wireless rectification system may include antennas, impedance-matching components, rectifying devices, DC-to-DC converters, and/or load controllers. Two or more feedback controls may function on different timescales to modify one or more characteristics or functionalities of components of the wireless rectification system in response to monitored AC and/or DC power values at various locations within the wireless rectification system. Feedback controls operating on various timescales may include antenna feedback controls, impedance feedback controls, rectifying feedback controls, and/or DC feedback controls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel Arnitz, Lawrence F. Arnstein, Jeffrey A. Bowers, Joseph A. Hagerty, Russell J. Hannigan, Guy S. Lipworth, David R. Nash, Matthew S. Reynolds, Clarence T. Tegreene, Yaroslav A. Urzhumov
  • Patent number: 10622845
    Abstract: System and methods are described herein for providing wireless power to a target device, such as a laptop computer, a mobile phone, a vehicle, robot, or an unmanned aerial vehicle or system (UAV) or (UAS). A tunable multi-element transmitter may transmit electromagnetic radiation (EMR) to the target device using any of a wide variety of frequency bands. A location determination subsystem and/or range determination subsystem may determine a relative location, orientation, and/or rotation of the target device. For a target device within a distance range for which a smallest achievable waist of the Gaussian beam of the EMR at an operational frequency is smaller than the multi-element EMR receiver of the target device, a non-Gaussian beamform may be determined to increase efficiency, decrease overheating, reduce spillover, increase total power output of rectenna receivers on the target device, or achieve another target power delivery goal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Searete LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Arnitz, Jeffrey A. Bowers, Joseph A. Hagerty, Russell J. Hannigan, Guy S. Lipworth, David R. Nash, Matthew S. Reynolds, Clarence T. Tegreene, Yaroslav A. Urzhumov
  • Publication number: 20200090805
    Abstract: Methods and systems for monitoring compliance of a patient with a prescribed treatment regimen are described. Patient activity is detected unobtrusively with an activity sensor at the patient location, and activity data is transmitted to a monitoring location. Patient speech detected during use of a communication system such as a mobile telephone by the patient may also be used as an activity signal. Patient activity and/or speech is processed at the patient location or monitoring location to identify activity parameters or patterns that indicate whether the patient has complied with the prescribed treatment regimen. The activity sensor and other components at the patient location may be incorporated into, or associated with, a cell phone, computing system, game system, or vehicle system, for example. The system may provide a report to an interested party, for example a medical care provider or insurance company, regarding patient compliance with the prescribed treatment regimen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Bowers, Paul Duesterhoft, Daniel Hawkins, Roderick A. Hyde, Edward K.Y. Jung, Jordin T. Kare, Eric C. Leuthardt, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Michael A. Smith, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Clarence T. Tegreene, Lowell L. Wood, JR.
  • Publication number: 20200060603
    Abstract: Example systems, methods, and apparatus are provided for using data collected from the responses of an individual with the computerized tasks of a cognitive platform to derive performance metrics as an indicator of cognitive abilities, and applying predictive models to generate an indication of neurodegenerative condition. The example systems, methods, and apparatus also can be configured to adapt the computerized tasks to enhance the individual's cognitive abilities, and for using data collected from the responses of an individual with the adapted computerized tasks to derive performance metrics and applying predictive models to generate the indication of neurodegenerative condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Jeffrey Bower, Titiimaea Alailima
  • Publication number: 20200016435
    Abstract: A nerve modulation device includes a first ultrasound transducer and a second ultrasound transducer. The first and second ultrasound transducers are configured to emit a first and second ultrasound waves, respectively, that exhibit different frequencies. The first and second ultrasound transducers can emit the first and second ultrasound waves in directions that are selected to cause the first and second ultrasound waves to intersect with each other at an intersection site that is at or near a selected nerve. At the intersection site, the first and second ultrasound waves can non-linearly interact to form an acoustic wave exhibiting a frequency that is less than the frequencies of the first and second ultrasound waves. The acoustic wave can modulate a selected nerve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Bowers, Paul Duesterhoft, Daniel Hawkins, Roderick A. Hyde, Edward K.Y. Jung, Jordin T. Kare, Eric C. Leuthardt, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Jay Pierce, Katherine E. Sharadin, Michael A. Smith, Marc Stein, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Clarence T. Tegreene, Lowell L. Wood, JR.
  • Publication number: 20190385238
    Abstract: A vehicle may be configured to determine a characteristic of a software program operating on the vehicle. The characteristic may be provided to an insurer, and the insurer may determine a property of an insurance policy based on the characteristic. The characteristic may be, for example, a feature, a setting, and/or a version of the software program. The insurer may indicate to a vehicle operator and/or owner how changing the characteristic may affect the property of the insurance policy. The insurance policy may be formalized and agreed to by the insurer and/or the insured. The vehicle may also or instead save pre-collision status data, such adjustable parameters, internal variables, dynamic decisions, and/or identification of a software program, when a collision is detected. The pre-collision status data may be used to diagnose problems with the software program, determine fault, and/or determine future properties of insurance policies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Bowers, Peter L. Hagelstein, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Clarence T. Tegreene, Lowell L. Wood, JR., Victoria Y.H. Wood
  • Publication number: 20190341812
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described herein for providing wireless power to a mobile device, such as an aerial mobile device like an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). A navigational constraint model may prescribe a navigation path along which a wireless power transmission system can provide wireless power to the mobile device. Deviations from the prescribed path may require the mobile device to self-power. The prescription of a navigation path allows for the use of reduced-complexity wireless power transmitters that are fully capable of servicing the prescribed path. Multiple embodiments of prescribed paths with various limitations and features are set forth herein, along with multiple embodiments of wireless power transmission systems of reduced complexity and functionality to fully service the various embodiments of prescribed paths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Lawrence F. Arnstein, Daniel Arnitz, Jeffrey A. Bowers, Joseph A. Hagerty, Guy S. Lipworth, David R. Nash, Matthew S. Reynolds, Clarence T. Tegreene
  • Patent number: 10430557
    Abstract: Methods and systems for monitoring compliance of a patient with a prescribed treatment regimen are described. Patient activity is detected unobtrusively with an activity sensor at the patient location, and activity data is transmitted to a monitoring location. Patient speech detected during use of a communication system such as a mobile telephone by the patient may also be used as an activity signal. Patient activity and/or speech is processed at the patient location or monitoring location to identify activity parameters or patterns that indicate whether the patient has complied with the prescribed treatment regimen. The activity sensor and other components at the patient location may be incorporated into, or associated with, a cell phone, computing system, game system, or vehicle system, for example. The system may provide a report to an interested party, for example a medical care provider or insurance company, regarding patient compliance with the prescribed treatment regimen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Bowers, Paul Duesterhoft, Daniel Hawkins, Roderick A. Hyde, Edward K. Y. Jung, Jordin T. Kare, Eric C. Leuthardt, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Michael A. Smith, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Clarence T. Tegreene, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20190261908
    Abstract: Example systems, methods, and apparatus, including cognitive platforms, are provided for applying signal detection metrics in computer-implemented adaptive response-deadline procedures to data collected based at least in part on user interaction(s) with computerized tasks and/or interferences. The apparatus can include a response classifier for generating a quantifier of the cognitive abilities of an individual. The apparatus also can be configured to adapt the tasks and/or interferences to enhance the individual's cognitive abilities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Titiimaea Alailima, Jeffrey Bower, Matthew Omernick, Walter Edward, Adam Piper, Paul Rand Pierce, Ashley Mateus, Scott Kellogg
  • Publication number: 20190253454
    Abstract: A mechanism to facilitate a private network (VPN)-as-a-service, preferably within the context of an overlay IP routing mechanism implemented within an overlay network. A network-as-a-service customer operates endpoints that are desired to be connected to one another securely and privately using the overlay IP (OIP) routing mechanism. The overlay provides delivery of packets end-to-end between overlay network appliances positioned at the endpoints. During such delivery, the appliances are configured such that the data portion of each packet has a distinct encryption context from the encryption context of the TCP/IP portion of the packet. By establishing and maintaining these distinct encryption contexts, the overlay network can decrypt and access the TCP/IP flow. This enables the overlay network provider to apply one or more TCP optimizations. At the same time, the separate encryption contexts ensure the data portion of each packet is never available in the clear at any point during transport.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Brandon O. Williams, Martin K. Lohner, Kevin Harmon, Jeffrey Bower
  • Publication number: 20190216392
    Abstract: Example systems, methods, and apparatus, including cognitive platforms, are provided for computing performance metrics of an individual based at least in part on user interaction(s) with computerized tasks and/or interference and at least one physiological measure of the individual, where the performance metric provides an indication of the cognitive abilities of the individual. The apparatus can be coupled to at least one physiological component to perform the physiological measurement of the individual. The apparatus also can be configured to adapt the tasks and/or interferences to enhance the individual's cognitive abilities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Jeffrey Bower, Titiimaea Alailima, Jason Johnson, Walter Edward Martucci, Isabella Slaby, Matthew Omernick, Adam Piper, Paul Rand Pierce, Ashley Mateus, Scott Kellogg
  • Publication number: 20190182117
    Abstract: Topology discovery between compute nodes and interconnect switches including creating, on an interconnect switch, a virtual topology discovery device for a first port, wherein the interconnect switch is coupled to a compute node via the first port, and wherein the virtual topology discovery device comprises a port identifier for the first port; mapping the virtual topology discovery device to the first port; receiving an inventory request from the compute node via the first port; routing the inventory request to the virtual topology discovery device for the first port; and sending, from the virtual topology discovery device for the first port, the port identifier to the compute node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: FRED A. BOWER, III, CAIHONG ZHANG, XIAO DONG DU, PATRICK L. CAPORALE, JEFFREY R. HAMILTON, JAMES J. PARSONESE, PRAVIN PATEL
  • Publication number: 20190173324
    Abstract: System and methods are described herein for providing wireless power to a target device, such as a laptop computer, a mobile phone, a vehicle, robot, or an unmanned aerial vehicle or system (UAV) or (UAS). A tunable multi-element transmitter may transmit electromagnetic radiation (EMR) to the target device using any of a wide variety of frequency bands. A location determination subsystem and/or range determination subsystem may determine a relative location, orientation, and/or rotation of the target device. For a target device within a distance range for which a smallest achievable waist of the Gaussian beam of the EMR at an operational frequency is smaller than the multi-element EMR receiver of the target device, a non-Gaussian beamform may be determined to increase efficiency, decrease overheating, reduce spillover, increase total power output of rectenna receivers on the target device, or achieve another target power delivery goal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel Arnitz, Jeffrey A. Bowers, Joseph A. Hagerty, Russell J. Hannigan, Guy S. Lipworth, David R. Nash, Matthew S. Reynolds, Clarence T. Tegreene, Yaroslav A. Urzhumov
  • Patent number: D852840
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Akili Interactive Labs Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Omernick, W. Edward Martucci, Adam Piper, Paul Rand Pierce, Ashley Mateus, Scott Kellogg, Jeffrey Bower
  • Patent number: D853435
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Akili Interactive Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Omernick, W. Edward Martucci, Adam Piper, Paul Rand Pierce, Ashley Mateus, Scott Kellogg, Jeffrey Bower
  • Patent number: D879133
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Akili Interactive Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Omernick, W. Edward Martucci, Adam Piper, Paul Rand Pierce, Ashley Mateus, Scott Kellogg, Jeffrey Bower