Patents by Inventor Jeffrey O. Smith

Jeffrey O. Smith 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: 20190324166
    Abstract: Methods and systems for monitoring operation integrity during hydrocarbon production or fluid injection operations by receiving microseismic data; processing the data to obtain data panels corresponding to microseismic data measured over a time interval; determining, with a neural network analysis, whether any of the data panels includes a noise event or a non-noise event; calculating, for each data panel including a non-noise event, trigger values for data traces corresponding to sensor receivers of the microseismic monitoring system; selecting, as a triggered data panel, at least one data panel that satisfies triggering criteria; selecting, as a non-trivial data panel, at least one triggered data panel that satisfies spectral density criteria; calculating a value for each of at least two event attributes of the event; determining an event score based on the event attribute values; and classifying the event into at least one event category based on the event score.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Sri Venkata Tapovan LOLLA, Jeffrey R. Bailey, Simona O. Costin, Michael S. Hons, Helen Yam, Arslan Akhmetov, Tim W. Hayward, Richard J. Smith, Colum M. Keith, Marc-Andre P. Chen, Xinlong Liu
  • Publication number: 20190302291
    Abstract: Methods and systems for monitoring operation integrity during hydrocarbon production or fluid injection operations by receiving microseismic data; processing the microseismic data to obtain a plurality of data panels corresponding to microseismic data measured over a predetermined time interval; calculating, for each data panel, trigger values for data traces corresponding to sensor receivers of the microseismic monitoring system; selecting, as a triggered data panel, at least one data panel that satisfies predetermined triggering criteria; selecting, as a non-trivial data panel, at least one triggered data panel that satisfies spectral density criteria; calculating a value for each of at least two event attributes of a plurality of event attributes of the event; determining an event score based on the values of the plurality of event attributes; and classifying the event into at least one event category of a plurality of event categories based on the event score.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Sri Venkata Tapovan Lolla, Jeffrey R. Bailey, Simona O. Costin, Michael S. Hons, Helen Yam, Arslan Akhmetov, Tim W. Hayward, Richard j. Smith, Colum M. Keith, Marc-Andre P. Chen
  • Patent number: 10107675
    Abstract: A system and method are described that can remotely track and monitor real-time parameters of electric motors and/or machines. Data such as vibration, temperature, current, location and more can be tracked regarding electric motors and/or machines in factories or other plant locations. The data can be aggregated and compared with failure data. The data can then be used to predict and prevent future failures or to make other predictions that will be helpful regarding servicing and repairs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Numerex Corp.
    Inventors: Jeffrey O. Smith, Rodney C. Montrose
  • Patent number: 9877155
    Abstract: The invention described is a system and method for tracking assets. Mobile devices on the assets communicate their location to a central station. When the mobile devices are in an area with interference or no network then the mobile devices connect to a base station. The base station in turn can communicate with the central station and report on the locations of mobile devices connected to that base station. The base stations can be placed in areas such as warehouses, mines or other locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: NUMEREX CORP.
    Inventors: Rodney C. Montrose, Jeffrey O. Smith
  • Patent number: 9824575
    Abstract: An alarm system for monitoring a local premises and multiple remote objects is described. The system includes sensors in the local premises, an alarm panel connected to the sensors in the local premises, and remote objects having alarm systems in communication with the alarm panel. The remote objects are assigned a zone in the alarm panel to represent the remote object, such that an alarm condition at the remote object is reported as an alarm condition in the assigned zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Numerex Corp.
    Inventors: Jeffrey O. Smith, James Zavorski
  • Patent number: 9801015
    Abstract: A system and method for determination the relative location of a mobile object is described that includes building a database of known/expected locations with the exact longitude and latitude for each location. Next, an estimated location for a mobile object is generated using information from the cellular network and an area boundary is defined around the mobile object that defines, with some probability, where the object is actually located. The known locations in the database that fall within the area boundary are then identified and a relative probability is calculated for each known location that indicates its relative likelihood of where the mobile object is actually located. From this information at least the most probable location of the mobile object is determined along with a measure of estimation confidence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: NUMEREX CORP.
    Inventors: Wayne Stargardt, Jeffrey O. Smith
  • Patent number: 9785702
    Abstract: A system for data aggregation and analytical scoring is described that includes a gateway operable to aggregate data received from multiple remote devices, and a device history data model storing properties for each of the multiple remote devices and storing the data received from each remote device. A scoring engine in the system acts to aggregate and analyze the data stored in the device history data model and to produce a metric based on the data. The system also includes a notification policy to conditionally notify a user based on the metric produced by the scoring engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Numerex Corp.
    Inventors: Stephen P. Emmons, Jr., Jeffrey O. Smith, Richard Burtner, Henry S. Rosen
  • Publication number: 20170097254
    Abstract: A fill level sensor and method are disclosed. The fill level sensor can take a pressure reading beneath a fluid level inside a closed tank. The sensor can also take a pressure reading above the fluid level or otherwise take the vapor pressure above the fluid into account. The measurements can be used to calculate the fluid level inside the tank. Also disclosed is a system for users to track a plurality of tanks and maintain records of fluid level or pressure within the tanks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Applicant: Numerex Corp.
    Inventors: Jeffrey O. Smith, Rodney C. Montrose, Stephen W Barth
  • Publication number: 20170098285
    Abstract: A system and method are described that can help gas stations detect attempted thefts of gas or when there is leakage from a fuel tank or pump. The fuel pump can comprise a payment processing system or is fuel sensor to detect the amount of fuel pumped. The large fuel tank that supplies the fuel pumps can comprise a fuel level sensor to detect how much fuel is being used. The fuel pumps and tanks can send their data to the kiosk or some other location for analysis. If more fuel is being lost from the fuel tank than is being paid for at the pumps, then a theft may be occurring, or there may be fault machinery or leaks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Applicant: Numerex Corp.
    Inventors: Jeffrey O. Smith, Rodney C. Montrose
  • Publication number: 20170052059
    Abstract: A system and method are described that can remotely track and monitor real-time parameters of electric motors and/or machines. Data such as vibration, temperature, current, location and more can be tracked regarding electric motors and/or machines in factories or other plant locations. The data can be aggregated and compared with failure data. The data can then be used to predict and prevent future failures or to make other predictions that will be helpful regarding servicing and repairs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: NUMEREX CORP.
    Inventors: Jeffrey O. Smith, Rodney C. Montrose
  • Publication number: 20160013789
    Abstract: A low current power supply circuit is described that includes a depletion mode metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET) having a gate, a source and a drain. The drain is connectable to a power source and the source provides an output voltage for the power supply. A zener diode is connected to the gate of the depletion mode MOSFET configured to operating in its break down mode. A resistor is connected between the source and the gate of the depletion mode MOSFET and is operable to limit current to the zener diode such that the zener diode is kept in a breakdown state during operation. An output capacitor connected between the output voltage and ground.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Applicant: NUMEREX CORP.
    Inventors: Rodney C. Montrose, John Keller, Jeffrey O. Smith
  • Patent number: 9235855
    Abstract: A computer can receive an alarm event data that results from detection of an event by an alarm system. The alarm event data comprises an identifier for the alarm system. In response to receiving the alarm event data, the computer can access a service subscription account associated with security services for the alarm system. Based on information maintained in the service subscription account, the computer can determine whether a processing service fee is associated with an action of forwarding the alarm event data to a central monitoring station or a mobile computing device associated with the service subscription account. If a processing service fee is associated with the forwarding action, the computer can record the alarm event data and the processing service fee in a record to support a creation of an invoice and forward the alarm event data to the central monitoring station or the mobile computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: Numerex Corp.
    Inventors: Jeffrey O. Smith, Michael Marett
  • Patent number: 9214082
    Abstract: An alarm system for detecting and reporting “smash and crash” intrusions is described. The alarm system includes a plurality of intrusion sensors and a security alarm panel in communication with each of the plurality of intrusion sensors at the site of the alarm system. An alarm gateway is provided remote from the security alarm panel, the alarm gateway monitoring the status of the security alarm panel for indications of tampering. A central station is in communication with the alarm gateway and monitors the status of the alarm system, where the alarm gateway sends an alarm condition to the central station when tampering at the security alarm panel is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Numerex Corp.
    Inventors: Darren A. Koenig, Michael Gregory, Jeffrey O. Smith
  • Publication number: 20150358697
    Abstract: A remote monitoring device is described that includes a microprocessor, a location determination unit connected to the microprocessor and operable to determine a location of the remote monitoring device. One or more interfaces connect the microprocessor to one or more sensors, wherein the one or more interfaces includes a multi-function radio frequency interface to communicate with wireless sensors. A radio frequency identification (RFID) interface interacts with RFID readers using the multi-function radio frequency interface, and a configuration interface to allow a user to configure the monitoring device also uses the multi-function radio frequency interface. The monitoring device uses a transmitter to transmit the location, status and collected information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Applicant: NUMEREX CORP.
    Inventors: Joe Scheffel, Troy E. Lanes, Pierre H. Parent, Richard Burtner, Jeffrey O. Smith
  • Publication number: 20150254966
    Abstract: An alarm system for monitoring a local premises and multiple remote objects is described. The system includes sensors in the local premises, an alarm panel connected to the sensors in the local premises, and remote objects having alarm systems in communication with the alarm panel. The remote objects are assigned a zone in the alarm panel to represent the remote object, such that an alarm condition at the remote object is reported as an alarm condition in the assigned zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Applicant: NUMEREX CORP.
    Inventors: Jeffrey O. Smith, James Zavorski
  • Patent number: 9041527
    Abstract: An alarm system for monitoring a local premises and multiple remote objects is described. The system includes sensors in the local premises, an alarm panel connected to the sensors in the local premises, and remote objects having alarm systems in communication with the alarm panel. The remote objects are assigned a zone in the alarm panel to represent the remote object, such that an alarm condition at the remote object is reported as an alarm condition in the assigned zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Numerex Corp.
    Inventors: Jeffrey O. Smith, James Zavorski
  • Patent number: 8990915
    Abstract: A system for providing local access by means of a local data appliance to data collected from remote monitors and sensors is described. The system includes a plurality of remote monitors and sensors, the remote monitors and sensors reporting data over a wide area communications network, and a data collection center receiving the data from the remote monitors and sensors, the data collection center operable to process the data and generate customer defined reports based on the data. A local data appliance placed in the customer's network operates to receive the data from the data collection center, and to process the customer data, generate reports based on the data and send instructions to the remote monitors and sensors. The appliance resides behind the customer's firewall but is separate from the customers network and data center equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Numerex Corp.
    Inventors: Stephen P. Emmons, Jeffrey O. Smith, Richard Burtner, Henry S. Rosen
  • Publication number: 20140300468
    Abstract: A system and method for determination the relative location of a mobile object is described that includes building a database of known/expected locations with the exact longitude and latitude for each location. Next, an estimated location for a mobile object is generated using information from the cellular network and an area boundary is defined around the mobile object that defines, with some probability, where the object is actually located. The known locations in the database that fall within the area boundary are then identified and a relative probability is calculated for each known location that indicates its relative likelihood of where the mobile object is actually located. From this information at least the most probable location of the mobile object is determined along with a measure of estimation confidence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: NUMEREX CORP.
    Inventors: Wayne Stargardt, Jeffrey O. Smith
  • Patent number: 8769111
    Abstract: A method for redirecting specific network traffic intended for a target device on a first data network is described. The method inserts a redirector into a first network in front of a target device and intercepting a transmission from the target device. The method then configures the network characteristics of the redirector to use the network addresses of the target device. Once configured the redirector inspects the network traffic on the first network to identify specific services, and sends the network traffic associated with the specific service to a destination device on a second network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Numerex Corp.
    Inventors: Michael Camp, Stephen P. Emmons, Jeffrey O. Smith
  • Patent number: 8761795
    Abstract: A system and method for determination the relative location of a mobile object is described that includes building a database of known/expected locations with the exact longitude and latitude for each location. Next, an estimated location for a mobile object is generated using information from the cellular network and an area boundary is defined around the mobile object that defines, with some probability, where the object is actually located. The known locations in the database that fall within the area boundary are then identified and a relative probability is calculated for each known location that indicates its relative likelihood of where the mobile object is actually located. From this information at least the most probable location of the mobile object is determined along with a measure of estimation confidence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Numerex Corp.
    Inventors: Wayne Stargardt, Jeffrey O. Smith