Patents by Inventor Jesse R. Cheatham, III

Jesse R. Cheatham, III 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: 9565284
    Abstract: A hands-free intercom may include a user-tracking sensor, a directional microphone, a directional sound emitter, and a communication interface. The user-tracking sensor may determine a location of a user so the directional microphone can measure vocal emissions by the user and the directional sound emitter can deliver audio to the user. The hands-free intercom may determine whether the user is communicatively coupled via a mobile device to a remote entity. The hands-free intercom may be configured to receive a handoff of the communicative coupling, for example, by acting as a peripheral of the mobile device, by requesting the handoff, and/or the like. The hands-free intercom may be configured to deliver communications from the user to an appliance and vice versa. The hands-free intercom may manage access rights of the various entities to prevent unauthorized communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: ELWHA LLC
    Inventors: Jesse R. Cheatham, III, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Craig J. Mundie, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Robert C. Petroski, Eric D. Rudder, Desney S. Tan, Clarence T. Tegreene, Charles Whitmer, Andrew Wilson, Jeannette M. Wing, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y. H. Wood
  • Patent number: 9564766
    Abstract: An energy transfer apparatus includes a cable having first end with a first connector operably coupled thereto and a second end with a second connector operably coupled thereto. The energy transfer apparatus also includes a control unit coupled to the cable. The control unit includes a device interface module configured to determine a first energy parameter of a first portable device connected to the cable via the first connector and to determine a second energy parameter of a second portable device connected to the cable via the second connector. The control unit also includes an energy transfer module configured to facilitate energy transfer between the first and second portable devices based on the first and second energy parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Jesse R. Cheatham, III, Eun Young Hwang, Roderick A. Hyde, Tony S. Pan, Robert C. Petroski, Clarence T. Tegreene, Thomas A. Weaver, Victoria Y. H. Wood
  • Publication number: 20170032586
    Abstract: A system and associated methods of operation for tracking vehicles, such as automobiles, aircraft, boats, unmanned aerial vehicles, and drones. The system includes a communication interface for receiving measurements and observations of a sighting location for each of one or more vehicles from a plurality of independent observers, which may include both human observers and equipment, such as cameras, phones, telescopes, and other automated tracking devices. Upon receiving the location information, a processor associates one or more measurements with a selected vehicle and computes a location of the selected vehicle based on the measurements. In some instances, the processor may also determine a flight path of the selected vehicle based on the measurements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Inventors: Jesse R. Cheatham, III, Hon Wah Chin, William David Duncan, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Tony S. Pan, Robert C. Petroski, Clarence T. Tegreene, David B. Tuckerman, Yaroslav A. Urzhumov, Thomas Allan Weaver, Lowell L. Wood, JR., Victoria Y.H. Wood
  • Publication number: 20170031021
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods for using compressed sensing for imaging an object for use in combination with an entertainment or infotainment device. For example, the system may utilize a few—(e.g., 1, 2, 3 . . . ) pixel imaging sensor to obtain coarse image data from each of a plurality of subregions of a region of interest. Compressed sensing techniques may then be used to estimate a higher resolution image of the region of interest using the coarse image data from the plurality of subregions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Inventors: Jesse R. Cheatham, III, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Craig J. Mundie, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Robert C. Petroski, Eric D. Rudder, Desney S. Tan, Clarence T. Tegreene, Charles Whitmer, Andrew Wilson, Jeannette M. Wing, Lowell L. Wood, JR., Victoria Y.H. Wood
  • Publication number: 20170032587
    Abstract: A system and associated methods of operation for tracking vehicles, such as automobiles, aircraft, boats, unmanned aerial vehicles, and drones. The system includes a communication interface for receiving measurements and observations of a sighting location for each of one or more vehicles from a plurality of independent observers, which may include both human observers and equipment, such as cameras, phones, telescopes, and other automated tracking devices. Upon receiving the location information, a processor associates one or more measurements with a selected vehicle and computes a location of the selected vehicle based on the measurements. In some instances, the processor may also determine a flight path of the selected vehicle based on the measurements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Inventors: Jesse R. Cheatham, III, Hon Wah Chin, William David Duncan, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Tony S. Pan, Robert C. Petroski, Clarence T. Tegreene, David B. Tuckerman, Yaroslav A. Urzhumov, Thomas Allan Weaver, Lowell L. Wood, JR., Victoria Y.H. Wood
  • Publication number: 20170020661
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein are directed to intraocular lens systems includes at least one intraocular lens device and methods of using the same. The at least one intraocular lens device includes one or more photodetectors and an intraocular lens exhibiting a modifiable focal length. The one or more photodetectors are configured to detect light that is used to determine a presence of the object or the apparent object distance. The focal length of the intraocular lens can be modified depending on the determined presence of the object or the apparent object distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Inventors: Jesse R. Cheatham, III, Roderick A. Hyde, John Marshall, Clarence T. Tegreene, Lowell L. Wood, JR., Roberto Zaldivar, Roger Zaldivar
  • Publication number: 20170021903
    Abstract: A lightweight transport vessel transports compressed natural gas underwater without needing to liquefy the gas for transport.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Applicant: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Jesse R. Cheatham, III, Tom Driscoll, Alexander Galt Hyde, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Tony S. Pan, Robert C. Petroski, David R. Smith, Clarence T. Tegreene, Nicholas W. Touran, Yaroslav A. Urzhumov, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood, JR., Victoria Y.H. Wood
  • Publication number: 20170015414
    Abstract: A system and method for repowering an unmanned aircraft system is disclosed. The system and method may comprise use of a utility transmission system configured to function as power system/source for UAV/aircraft and UAV/aircraft configured to interface with the power source/system. Systems and methods provide access and for administrating, managing, and monitoring access and interfacing by UAV/aircraft with the power system/source. UAV/aircraft system can be configured and operated/managed to interface with and use the power system/source (e.g. network of power lines from a utility transmission system) to enhance range and utility (e.g. for repowering and/or as a flyway or route). The system comprises an interface between the aircraft and the power source for power transfer; a monitoring system to monitor the aircraft; and an administrative/management system to manage interaction/transaction with the aircraft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: ALISTAIR K. CHAN, JESSE R. CHEATHAM, III, HON WAH CHIN, WILLIAM DAVID DUNCAN, RODERICK A. HYDE, MURIEL Y. ISHIKAWA, JORDIN T. KARE, TONY S. PAN, ROBERT C. PETROSKI, CLARENCE T. TEGREENE, DAVID B. TUCKERMAN, YAROSLAV A. URZHUMOV, THOMAS ALLAN WEAVER, LOWELL L. WOOD, JR., VICTORIA Y.H. WOOD
  • Publication number: 20170015415
    Abstract: A system and method for repowering an unmanned aircraft system is disclosed. The system and method may comprise use of a utility transmission system configured to function as power system/source for UAV/aircraft and UAV/aircraft configured to interface with the power source/system. Systems and methods provide access and for administrating, managing, and monitoring access and interfacing by UAV/aircraft with the power system/source. UAV/aircraft system can be configured and operated/managed to interface with and use the power system/source (e.g. network of power lines from a utility transmission system) to enhance range and utility (e.g. for repowering and/or as a flyway or route). The system comprises an interface between the aircraft and the power source for power transfer; a monitoring system to monitor the aircraft; and an administrative/management system to manage interaction/transaction with the aircraft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: ALISTAIR K. CHAN, JESSE R. CHEATHAM, III, HON WAH CHIN, WILLIAM DAVID DUNCAN, RODERICK A. HYDE, MURIEL Y. ISHIKAWA, JORDIN T. KARE, TONY S. PAN, ROBERT C. PETROSKI, CLARENCE T. TEGREENE, DAVID B. TUCKERMAN, YAROSLAV A. URZHUMOV, THOMAS ALLAN WEAVER, LOWELL L. WOOD, Jr., VICTORIA Y.H. WOOD
  • Publication number: 20170011681
    Abstract: A display system includes a display, a content component, a focus region component, and a refresh rate component. The display is configured to selectively display information with refresh rates that vary across a plurality of display regions of the display screen. The content component is configured to receive content for display on the display screen and to provide the content to the display. The focus region component is configured to determine a focus region of a user in relation to the display screen. The focus region includes one of the plurality of display regions at which a user is likely looking. The refresh rate component is configured to select the refresh rates of the display elements in the plurality of display regions. A refresh rate in the focus region may be different than a refresh rate in one or more other display regions of the plurality of display regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventors: Steven Bathiche, Jesse R. Cheatham, III, Paul H. Dietz, Matthew G. Dyor, Philip A. Eckhoff, Anoop Gupta, Kenneth P. Hinckley, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Craig J. Mundie, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Andreas G. Nowatzyk, Robert C. Petroski, Danny Allen Reed, Clarence T. Tegreene, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood, JR., Victoria Y.H. Wood
  • Publication number: 20170011521
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods for using two imaging modalities for imaging an object at two different resolutions. For example, the system may utilize a first modality (e.g., ultrasound or electromagnetic radiation) to generate image data at a first resolution. The system may then utilize the other modality to generate image data of portions of interest at a second resolution that is higher than the first resolution. In another embodiment, one imaging modality may be used to resolve an ambiguity, such as ghost images, in image data generated using another imaging modality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventors: Jesse R. Cheatham, III, Roderick A Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Craig J. Mundie, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Robert C. Petroski, Eric D. Rudder, Desney S. Tan, Clarence T. Tegreene, Charles Whitmer, Andrew Wilson, Jeannette M. Wing, Lowell L. Wood, JR., Victoria Y.H. Wood
  • Publication number: 20160364960
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods for generating a haptic sensation, such as a tactile stimuli, using parametric ultrasound on a site of an object. An entertainment device may be associated with a parametric ultrasonic transmitters subsystem configured to transmit first and second ultrasonic pulses that intersect proximate a site of a user and generate an acoustic wave at a beat frequency of the first and second ultrasonic pulses. The beat frequency may be selected such that the generated acoustic wave induces a haptic sensation at the identified site of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Inventors: Jesse R. Cheatham, III, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Craig J. Mundie, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Robert C. Petroski, Eric D. Rudder, Desney S. Tan, Clarence T. Tegreene, Charles Whitmer, Andrew Wilson, Jeannette M. Wing, Lowell L. Wood, JR., Victoria Y.H. Wood
  • Publication number: 20160358508
    Abstract: A food storage unit and method includes passively identifying a user of the food storage unit and logging one or more food acquisitions by the user. A container for use with the food storage unit includes means for determining an amount of food in the container and communicating this information to the food storage unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Jesse R. Cheatham, III, Eun Young Hwang, Roderick A. Hyde, Max N. Mankin, Tony S. Pan, Clarence T. Tegreene, Victoria Y.H. Wood
  • Patent number: 9514653
    Abstract: A service unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) includes a flight system, a status component, a navigation system, and a surveillance component. The flight system is for flying the service UAV. The status component is configured to determine that a first UAV is disabled. The navigation system is configured to fly the service UAV to a landing location of the first UAV in response to the status component determining that the first UAV is disabled. The surveillance component is configured to observe the first UAV and an area surrounding the first UAV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: ELWHA LLC
    Inventors: Jesse R. Cheatham, III, Hon Wah Chin, William David Duncan, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Tony S. Pan, Robert C. Petroski, Clarence T. Tegreene, David B. Tuckerman, Yaroslav A. Urzhumov, Thomas Allan Weaver, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y. H. Wood
  • Patent number: 9508110
    Abstract: A method for providing audio messages includes receiving a first image set and a second image set. The first image set includes visually encoded audio data for rendering audio on an electronic computing device. The method also includes displaying images from the first and second image sets interspersed in an image sequence. In the image sequence, a time interval between each image from the first image set and at least one image from the second image set is less than a critical flicker interval (CFI) for a human eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: ELWHA LLC
    Inventors: Jesse R. Cheatham, III, William David Duncan, Roderick A. Hyde, Jordin T. Kare, Robert C. Petroski, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9508264
    Abstract: A system and method for management of airspace for unmanned aircraft is disclosed. The system and method comprises administration of the airspace including designation of flyways and zones with reference to features in the region. The system and method comprises administration of aircraft including registration of aircraft and mission. A monitoring system tracks conditions and aircraft traffic in the airspace. Aircraft may be configured to transact with the management system including to obtain rights/priority by license and to operate in the airspace under direction of the system. The system and aircraft may be configured for dynamic transactions (e.g. licensing/routing). The system will set rates for licenses and use/access to the airspace and aircraft will be billed/pay for use/access of the airspace at rates using data from data sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Inventors: Alistair K. Chan, Jesse R. Cheatham, III, William David Duncan, Eun Young Hwang, Roderick A. Hyde, Tony S. Pan, Clarence T. Tegreene, Victoria Y. H. Wood
  • Publication number: 20160331255
    Abstract: A system for detecting a type of stroke includes a processing circuit. The processing circuit is configured to receive heart data regarding a heart rhythm of a patient and physiological data regarding a physiological characteristic of the patient. The heart data is indicative of an occurrence of atrial fibrillation and the physiological data is indicative of an occurrence of a stroke. The processing circuit is further configured to determine a likelihood that the stroke was an embolic stroke based on the heart data and to provide an output including an indication of the likelihood that the stroke was an embolic stroke.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Applicant: ELWHA LLC
    Inventors: Jesse R. Cheatham, III, Matthew G. Dyor, Peter N. Glaskowsky, Kimberly D.A. Hallman, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Edward K.Y. Jung, Michael F. Koenig, Richard T. Lord, Robert W. Lord, Craig J. Mundie, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Robert C. Petroski, Desney S. Tan, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20160331461
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein relate to an interactive surgical drape and system including at least one sensor and at least one controller that operates indicating sensing feedback from the at least one sensor to cause display of information on a dynamic display integrated with the interactive surgical drape. The dynamic display assists the surgical team while performing surgery and can operate to improve the efficiency and/or effectiveness of the surgical team.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Inventors: Jesse R. Cheatham, III, Joel Cherkis, Paul H. Dietz, Tom Driscoll, William Gates, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Neil Jordan, Jordin T. Kare, Eric C. Leuthardt, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Patrick Neill, Tony S. Pan, Robert C. Petroski, David R. Smith, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Desney S. Tan, Clarence T. Tegreene, David Lawrence Tennenhouse, Yaroslav A. Urzhumov, Gary Wachowicz, Lowell L. Wood, JR., Victoria Y.H. Wood
  • Publication number: 20160331316
    Abstract: An impact prediction system includes a processing circuit configured to receive remote tracking data from a remote tracking system located remote from a plurality of users, receive local tracking data from a plurality of local tracking devices, each local tracking device is worn by a different one of the plurality of users, and predict an impact between two or more of the plurality of users based on the remote tracking data and the local tracking data. The remote tracking data includes data regarding a location of each of the plurality of users. The local tracking data includes data regarding movement of each of the plurality of users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Applicant: ELWHA LLC
    Inventors: Paul G. Allen, Philip V. Bayly, David L. Brody, Jesse R. Cheatham, III, William D. Duncan, Richard G. Ellenbogen, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Eric C. Leuthardt, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Tony S. Pan, Robert C. Petroski, Raul Radovitzky, Anthony V. Smith, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Clarence T. Tegreene, Nicholas W. Touran, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y.H. Wood
  • Publication number: 20160331460
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein relate to an interactive surgical drape and system including at least one sensor and at least one controller that operates indicating sensing feedback from the at least one sensor to cause display of information on a dynamic display integrated with the interactive surgical drape. The dynamic display assists the surgical team while performing surgery and can operate to improve the efficiency and/or effectiveness of the surgical team.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Inventors: Jesse R. Cheatham, III, Joel Cherkis, Paul H. Dietz, Tom Driscoll, William Gates, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Neil Jordan, Jordin T. Kare, Eric C. Leuthardt, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Patrick Neill, Tony S. Pan, Robert C. Petroski, David R. Smith, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Desney S. Tan, Clarence T. Tegreene, David Lawrence Tennenhouse, Yaroslav A. Urzhumov, Gary Wachowicz, Lowell L. Wood, JR., Victoria Y.H. Wood