Patents by Inventor John A. Beane

John A. Beane 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: 10394933
    Abstract: A network connected device includes a device manager configured to receive dynamic information regarding the status of multiple wireless connected devices in an ecosystem. A display has multiple tiles, each tile corresponding to one of the connected devices, the multiple tiles showing the dynamic information and arranged about a control panel area that is larger than the individual tiles, wherein the control panel displays detailed information about, and an interface to control a connected device corresponding to the user selected one of the multiple tiles. The tiles are arranged about the control panel display the dynamic information from corresponding wireless connected devices that is relevant to control of the user selected tile corresponding wireless connected device via a setting in the control panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: ADEMCO INC.
    Inventors: Sriharsha Putrevu, Joseph Vargas, Paul Derby, Pallavi Dharwada, Hari Thiruvengada, John Beane, Soumitri N. Kolavennu
  • Publication number: 20170169401
    Abstract: Systems and associated methods for recycling and performing other processes with consumer electronic devices are described herein. In various embodiments, the present technology includes systems and methods for enabling, e.g., a retailer to identify and evaluate a used or pre-owned consumer electronic device, such as a mobile phone, laptop, etc. to facilitate purchasing the device from the consumer. In some embodiments, the present technology includes an evaluator input device and an evaluator hub device that together evaluate a device and facilitate its purchase and recycling. Various other aspects of the present technology are described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: John Beane, Babak Forutanpour
  • Publication number: 20170156019
    Abstract: A network connected device includes a device manager configured to receive dynamic information regarding the status of multiple wireless connected devices in an ecosystem. A display has multiple tiles, each tile corresponding to one of the connected devices, the multiple tiles showing the dynamic information and arranged about a control panel area that is larger than the individual tiles, wherein the control panel displays detailed information about, and an interface to control a connected device corresponding to the user selected one of the multiple tiles. The tiles are arranged about the control panel display the dynamic information from corresponding wireless connected devices that is relevant to control of the user selected tile corresponding wireless connected device via a setting in the control panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Inventors: Sriharsha Putrevu, Joseph Vargas, Paul Derby, Pallavi Dharwada, Hari Thiruvengada, John Beane, Soumitri N. Kolavennu
  • Patent number: 9644974
    Abstract: A system includes one or more computer processors configured to receive structure data for a building, receive location data relating to a plurality of sensors positioned throughout the building, receive data from the sensors, and determine one or more of a safe space within the building and a safe evacuation route through the building as a function of the building structure, the location of the plurality of sensors, and the sensor data. The system further includes a plurality of display units positioned throughout the building and configured to display one or more of a message relating to an event within the building, an instruction on where to proceed in the building, and symbols indicating a direction for evacuation out of the building as a function of one or more of the safe space and the safe evacuation route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Tom Plocher, Enyi Chen, John Beane, Andrew Berezowski
  • Patent number: 9639506
    Abstract: A device includes a device manager stored on a computer readable storage device. A display has multiple tiles corresponding to smart devices installed in a user home having inter-dependent statuses and settings. The device manager generates the tiles with corresponding smart device information displayed in the tiles, and selection of a tile provides a view showing details about the smart device while not obscuring unselected tiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Sriharsha Putrevu, Joseph Vargas, Paul Derby, Pallavi Dharwada, Hari Thiruvengada, John Beane, Soumitri N. Kolavennu
  • Publication number: 20160018226
    Abstract: A system includes one or more computer processors configured to receive structure data for a building, receive location data relating to a plurality of sensors positioned throughout the building, receive data from the sensors, and determine one or more of a safe space within the building and a safe evacuation route through the building as a function of the building structure, the location of the plurality of sensors, and the sensor data. The system further includes a plurality of display units positioned throughout the building and configured to display one or more of a message relating to an event within the building, an instruction on where to proceed in the building, and symbols indicating a direction for evacuation out of the building as a function of one or more of the safe space and the safe evacuation route.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Inventors: Tom PLOCHER, Enyi CHEN, John BEANE, Andrew BEREZOWSKI
  • Patent number: 9105142
    Abstract: The present invention provides a random access and random load dispensing unit including a housing, at least one support located in the housing and defining a first axis, a plurality of platforms movable along the support along the first axis, a plurality of bins supported on the platforms, the bins being movable with the platforms, and a shuttle assembly movable along the first axis and further movable along a second axis substantially perpendicular to the first axis between the plurality of platforms to access and retrieve products stored in the bins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Asteres, Inc.
    Inventors: Linda J. Pinney, John A. Beane, Angus R. Colson, David R. Williams, Keith Kopitzke, Keith W. Reynolds, Erik Howard Barnes
  • Patent number: 8521327
    Abstract: The present invention provides a random access and random load dispensing unit including a housing, at least one support located in the housing and defining a first axis, a plurality of platforms movable along the support along the first axis, a plurality of bins supported on the platforms, the bins being movable with the platforms, and a shuttle assembly movable along the first axis and further movable along a second axis substantially perpendicular to the first axis between the plurality of platforms to access and retrieve products stored in the bins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Asteres, Inc.
    Inventors: Linda J. Pinney, John A. Beane, Angus R. Colson, David R. Williams, Keith Kopitzke, Keith W. Reynolds, Erik Howard Barnes
  • Publication number: 20130113822
    Abstract: A device includes a device manager stored on a computer readable storage device. A display has multiple tiles corresponding to smart devices installed in a user home having inter-dependent statuses and settings. The device manager generates the tiles with corresponding smart device information displayed in the tiles, and selection of a tile provides a view showing details about the smart device while not obscuring unselected tiles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Inventors: Sriharsha Putrevu, Joseph Vargas, Paul Derby, Pallavi Dharwada, Hari Thiruvengada, John Beane, Soumitri N. Kolavennu
  • Patent number: 8195329
    Abstract: The present invention provides a random access and random load dispensing unit including a housing, at least one support located in the housing and defining a first axis, a plurality of platforms movable along the support along the first axis, a plurality of bins supported on the platforms, the bins being movable with the platforms, and a shuttle assembly movable along the first axis and further movable along a second axis substantially perpendicular to the first axis between the plurality of platforms to access and retrieve products stored in the bins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Asteres, Inc.
    Inventors: Linda J. Pinney, John A. Beane, Angus R. Colson, Jr., David R. Williams, Keith Kopitzke, Keith W. Reynolds, Erik Howard Barnes
  • Patent number: 8190291
    Abstract: The present invention provides for devices and methods for vending regulated products, particularly controlled substances, including those containing pseudoephedrine. The present invention allows for the identification of consumers through reliable log-in-procedures, allows the consumer to select items, validates whether the purchase request complies with regulations, to facilitate the delivery of the requested product to a consumer. Other embodiments include a vending machine that is placed into a retail environment in which software enforces validation of the purchasers' identities, limits the amount of pseudoephedrine for each purchaser within the regulations of local, state and federal agencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Asteres, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Beane, Linda J. Pinney
  • Publication number: 20120118910
    Abstract: The present invention provides a random access and random load dispensing unit including a housing, at least one support located in the housing and defining a first axis, a plurality of platforms movable along the support along the first axis, a plurality of bins supported on the platforms, the bins being movable with the platforms, and a shuttle assembly movable along the first axis and further movable along a second axis substantially perpendicular to the first axis between the plurality of platforms to access and retrieve products stored in the bins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Inventors: Linda J. Pinney, John A. Beane, Angus R. Colson, David R. Williams, Keith Kopitzke, Keith W. Reynolds, Erik Howard Barnes
  • Patent number: 8000836
    Abstract: The present invention provides a random access and random load dispensing unit including a housing, at least one support located in the housing and defining a first axis, a plurality of platforms movable along the support along the first axis, a plurality of bins supported on the platforms, the bins being movable with the platforms, and a shuttle assembly movable along the first axis and further movable along a second axis substantially perpendicular to the first axis between the plurality of platforms to access and retrieve products stored in the bins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Asteres, Inc.
    Inventors: Linda J. Pinney, John A. Beane, Angus R. Colson, Jr., David R. Williams, Keith Kopitzke, Keith W. Reynolds, Erik Howard Barnes
  • Publication number: 20110137455
    Abstract: The present invention provides a random access and random load dispensing unit including a housing, at least one support located in the housing and defining a first axis, a plurality of platforms movable along the support along the first axis, a plurality of bins supported on the platforms, the bins being movable with the platforms, and a shuttle assembly movable along the first axis and further movable along a second axis substantially perpendicular to the first axis between the plurality of platforms to access and retrieve products stored in the bins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Inventors: Linda J. Pinney, John A. Beane, Angus R. Colson, David R. Williams, Keith Kopitzke, Keith W. Reynolds, Erik Howard Barnes
  • Publication number: 20110047043
    Abstract: The present invention provides for devices and methods for vending regulated products, particularly controlled substances, including those containing pseudoephedrine. The present invention allows for the identification of consumers through reliable log-in-procedures, allows the consumer to select items, validates whether the purchase request complies with regulations, to facilitate the delivery of the requested product to a consumer. Other embodiments include a vending machine that is placed into a retail environment in which software enforces validation of the purchasers' identities, limits the amount of pseudoephedrine for each purchaser within the regulations of local, state and federal agencies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Inventors: John A. Beane, Linda J. Pinney
  • Publication number: 20110046778
    Abstract: The present invention provides a random access and random load dispensing unit including a housing, at least one support located in the housing and defining a first axis, a plurality of platforms movable along the support along the first axis, a plurality of bins supported on the platforms, the bins being movable with the platforms, and a shuttle assembly movable along the first axis and further movable along a second axis substantially perpendicular to the first axis between the plurality of platforms to access and retrieve products stored in the bins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Inventors: Linda J. Pinney, John A. Beane, Angus R. Colson, David R. Williams, Keith Kopitzke, Keith W. Reynolds, Erik Howard Barnes
  • Patent number: 7857161
    Abstract: The present invention provides a random access and random load dispensing unit including a housing, at least one support located in the housing and defining a first axis, a plurality of platforms movable along the support along the first axis, a plurality of bins supported on the platforms, the bins being movable with the platforms, and a shuttle assembly movable along the first axis and further movable along a second axis substantially perpendicular to the first axis between the plurality of platforms to access and retrieve products stored in the bins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Asteres, Inc.
    Inventors: Linda J. Pinney, John A. Beane, Angus R. Colson, David R. Williams, Keith Kopitzke, Keith W. Reynolds, Erik Howard Barnes
  • Publication number: 20100268377
    Abstract: The present invention provides a random access and random load dispensing unit including a housing, at least one support located in the housing and defining a first axis, a plurality of platforms movable along the support along the first axis, a plurality of bins supported on the platforms, the bins being movable with the platforms, and a shuttle assembly movable along the first axis and further movable along a second axis substantially perpendicular to the first axis between the plurality of platforms to access and retrieve products stored in the bins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2010
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Inventors: Linda J. Pinney, John A. Beane, Angus R. Colson, David R. Willams, Keith Kopitzke, Keith W. Reynolds, Erik Howard Barnes
  • Patent number: 7787986
    Abstract: The present invention provides a random access and random load dispensing unit including a housing, at least one support located in the housing and defining a first axis, a plurality of platforms movable along the support along the first axis, a plurality of bins supported on the platforms, the bins being movable with the platforms, and a shuttle assembly movable along the first axis and further movable along a second axis substantially perpendicular to the first axis between the plurality of platforms to access and retrieve products stored in the bins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Asteres, Inc.
    Inventors: Linda J. Pinney, John A. Beane, Angus R. Colson, David R. Williams, Keith Kopitzke, Keith W. Reynolds, Erik Howard Barnes
  • Patent number: 7783378
    Abstract: The present invention provides a random access and random load dispensing unit including a housing, at least one support located in the housing and defining a first axis, a plurality of platforms movable along the support along the first axis, a plurality of bins supported on the platforms, the bins being movable with the platforms, and a shuttle assembly movable along the first axis and further movable along a second axis substantially perpendicular to the first axis between the plurality of platforms to access and retrieve products stored in the bins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Asteres, Inc.
    Inventors: Linda J. Pinney, John A. Beane, Angus R. Colson, David R. Williams, Keith Kopitzke, Keith W. Reynolds, Erik Howard Barnes