Patents by Inventor John Cronin

John Cronin 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: 10320946
    Abstract: Systems and methods for enabling a visitor to access VR representations authored by different authors of images at different quality levels at various locations in a virtual universe via a computer network are provided. A plurality of data sets may be stored in memory. Each VR data set may define a VR representation of a location and may be independently authored by a respective author different from the other authors. In addition, each VR dataset may have a speed and quality metric to assist the visitors in an optimized experience. One or more VR data servers may access and transmit the VR data sets of various quality and speeds, each of which may be associated with a VR data server having access to the VR data set. A domain server may be adapted to access and transmit domain data comprising the location within the universe of each VR representation and the network address of the VR data server associated with the VR representation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA LLC
    Inventor: John Cronin
  • Patent number: 10318223
    Abstract: A wearable computing device includes a head-mounted display (HMD) that provides a field of view in which at least a portion of the environment of the wearable computing device is viewable. The HMD is operable to display images superimposed over the field of view. When the wearable computing device determines that a target device is within its environment, the wearable computing device obtains target device information related to the target device from a programmed local tag. The target device information may include information that defines a virtual control interface for controlling the target device and an identification of a defined area of the target device on which the virtual control image is to be provided. The wearable computing device controls the HMD to display the virtual control image as an image superimposed over the defined area of the target device in the field of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA LLC
    Inventor: John Cronin
  • Publication number: 20190172035
    Abstract: The present invention communicates with a point of sale terminal using near field data communications and a purchase is either allowed or denied by a billing statement network according to a set of parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: John Cronin, Seth Melvin Cronin
  • Publication number: 20190164124
    Abstract: A system for monitoring perishable goods including: a storage device to store perishable good requirements, producer inputs, safety alerts, consumer parameters, and historical quality parameters associated with the perishable goods; a risk management system coupled to the storage device. The risk management system including: a quality determination module to determine quality levels of the perishable goods in response to at least one of the historical quality parameters and perishable good requirements; a risk determination module to determine risk levels of the perishable goods in response to at least one of the historical quality parameters, perishable good requirements, producer inputs, consumer parameters, and safety alerts; and a meshing module to determine output parameters in response to at least one of the quality levels and the risk levels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Marc Beasley, Ciara Poolman, Robert A. Chopko, John Cronin, Steven Matthew Philbin
  • Patent number: 10304249
    Abstract: Various methods, systems and media for enhancing a resort hotel service using virtual reality are provided. A reservation for a hotel room with a designated room theme is acquired, and the hotel room reservation with the designated room theme is stored in a first database. Data relating to objects in the reserved hotel room and dimensions of the objects are extracted from a second database. Theme projection information corresponding to the designated room theme is extracted from a third database. A projection is displayed in the reserved hotel room using a projector and a three-dimensional modeling tool, based on the extracted data relating to the objects in the reserved hotel room, the dimensions of the objects, and the extracted theme projection information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: John Cronin, Michael Glynn D'Andrea, Justin Kunz, Kota Morisaki
  • Patent number: 10304090
    Abstract: Provided herein is a method, apparatus, and computer program product for a system to facilitate local communication between a plurality of portable personal devices and a third party entity using an internet of things. An apparatus may be provided including at least one processor and at least one memory including computer program code. The apparatus may be caused to: receive a cookie from a third party entity; compare the cookie to a database of trusted cookies; initiate a user interface for accepting or rejecting the cookie in response to the cookie not corresponding to a trusted cookie; receive a selection to either accept or reject the cookie; receive a security profile to apply to the cookie in response to the receiving a selection to accept the cookie; apply the security profile to the cookie; and store the cookie in the database of trusted cookies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: John Cronin, Mike Kohonoski, Juha-Pekka Luoma, Sami Majaniemi
  • Patent number: 10291624
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system including a user device and a networked device for providing security and customization of the networked device. Example networked devices include IoT (Internet of Things) devices, such as electronics, software, sensors, network devices, and so on. In the disclosure, a user authenticates with the user device using a biometric. The user device transmits a user profile or settings information, optionally along with user biometric information, to the networked device to operate the networked device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Synaptics Incorporated
    Inventors: John Cronin, Joseph George Bodkin
  • Patent number: 10290067
    Abstract: The present disclosure concerns a wireless concession system that transmits the availability of various concessions from both mobile vendors as well as actual concession stands. The system identifies the location of these concession offerings in real time as well as up-to-date status information concerning the same. Wireless transmission of information concerning an attendee at a sporting event may likewise be broadcast to the concession system such that delivery of a desired concession may take place using an optimal delivery method, which could be delivery or pick-up at a location most near and most efficient for the needs of the attendee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: PROSPORTS TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: John Cronin, Maxx Garrison
  • Patent number: 10275953
    Abstract: A system for tracking and evaluating ride maintenance includes: a management computer including a non-transitory processor and a memory in which a maintenance staff database and a ride maintenance database are stored; a ride condition detection system integrated with the management computer and including: a detector configured to record a video of the ride maintenance activity or an image of a target object at a certain time interval; and a control unit configured to communicate with the detector via a communication line, to detect the position change of the target object, and to store the video of the ride maintenance activity in the ride maintenance video database. The control unit has a memory to store ride condition database and ride maintenance video database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: John Cronin, Michael Glynn D'Andrea, Mikio Morioka
  • Patent number: 10275529
    Abstract: The systems and methods are directed towards embodiments for incorporating alternative sources of information, other than current online sources, for use with intelligent personal assistants. These alternative sources are processed and prioritized by the intelligent personal assistant when performing queries by the user. Furthermore, the intelligent personal assistant is capable of performing other actions related to the alternative source of information. In another embodiment, the user is capable of providing both audio commands and motion-based commands to the intelligent personal assistant to instruct the intelligent personal assistant to perform specific processes whereby the audio commands correspond to a first set of processes and the motion-based commands correspond to a distinct second set of processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: RICH MEDIA VENTURES, LLC
    Inventors: John Cronin, Neil Balthaser, Colby Brian Springer
  • Patent number: 10262318
    Abstract: A mobile device corresponding to the present invention submits a credit application at a point of sale terminal, and a user of the mobile device receives credit that pays the merchant for a purchase made by the user at the merchant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Blazer and Flip Flops, Inc.
    Inventor: John Cronin
  • Patent number: 10262311
    Abstract: The present invention communicates with a point of sale terminal using near field data communications and a purchase is either allowed or denied by a billing statement network according to a set of parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: BLAZER AND FLIP FLOPS, INC.
    Inventors: John Cronin, Seth Melvin Cronin
  • Publication number: 20190106313
    Abstract: Systems and methods for customizing beverage profiles and associated consumption programs, such as customizing smoothie pods to be used in making smoothies and other beverages, are described. For example, the systems and methods may receive or obtain information associated with a user's previous, current, and/or future activities (e.g., workouts or training sessions), a user's sleep activities, a user's current mental acuity or sharpness, a user's health or fitness, and so on, and determine or create a beverage profile for the user based on the information for the user. Further, the systems and methods may communicate and/or facilitate interactions with various online health or wellness programs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: John CRONIN, Dylan Jonathan Wilson, Steven Matthew PHILBIN, Michael Glynn D'Andrea
  • Publication number: 20190100891
    Abstract: A system of actively introducing opposite phase vibrations to reduce or cancel vibrations caused by operating a snow plow. The invention also relates to a method of actively introducing such opposite phase vibrations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Michael G. D'Andrea, John Cronin
  • Patent number: 10248122
    Abstract: Systems and methods for autonomous concessions robots are described herein. An exemplary concessions robot device may include a body comprising a dispensing container for holding one or more items to be dispensed, a motor, wheels, a communication interface that receives instructions sent over a communication network regarding a designated route, and a processor that executes the received instructions to automatically power up the motor, propel the body forward, and steer the wheels along the designated route. The items from the dispensing container may be dispensed at one or more points on the designated route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: John Cronin, Jonathan T. Goguen, Michael Glynn D'Andrea
  • Publication number: 20190066044
    Abstract: This invention relates to a system and method for distributing new products in the selected regions, such as university, college by incentivizing a member, such as students of the university, from the same region. The scholar starter network includes; key student module, new student module, new school module, new company module, ordering application module, tracking module, key student database, school database and product database. The key students are incentivized by the university and/or the product supplier to promote sales of the product on their campus. The university sets the parameters for distribution, including but not limited to, distribution locations, product types, and distribution enticements. Key students utilize a mobile app to view and order available products to at least one of the university approved distribution sites. Products progress through the supply chain is tracked by NFC tags in the product packaging and reported to the key student's mobile app.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: John Cronin, Michael D'Andrea, William M. Peters, SR., William M. Peters, JR.
  • Patent number: 10216738
    Abstract: Systems and methods for enabling a visitor to access VR representations authored by different authors of locations in a virtual universe via a computer network are provided. Data may be stored regarding a plurality of VR data sets. Each VR data set may define a VR representation of a location, as well as 3D data and may be independently authored by a respective author different from the other authors. One or more VR data servers may be adapted to access and transmit the VR data sets. Each VR data set may be associated with a VR data server for access to the VR data set. A domain server may be adapted to access and transmit domain data comprising the location within the universe of each VR representation and the network address of the VR data server associated with the VR representation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA LLC
    Inventor: John Cronin
  • Patent number: 10217366
    Abstract: A waste management system and associated method are used to control routing of an autonomous waste receptacle in a facility. The autonomous waste receptacle includes a cavity for storing trash, a trash level sensor for sensing a level of trash stored therein, and a motor operative to move the waste receptacle. Position trackers sense positions of the autonomous waste receptacle and of patrons in the facility. Additionally, concession consumption concession consumption data indicative of sales performed by concessions in the facility are stored. A processing subsystem controls the waste receptacle to move autonomously in the facility along a route determined according to correlations between concession consumption data, trash levels monitored by the waste receptacle, and patron positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: John Cronin, Jonathan T. Goguen, Michael Glynn D'Andrea, Mikio Morioka
  • Patent number: 10174473
    Abstract: A system of actively introducing opposite phase vibrations to reduce or cancel vibrations caused by operating a snow plow. The invention also relates to a method of actively introducing such opposite phase vibrations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Inventors: Michael G D'Andrea, John Cronin
  • Publication number: 20190001051
    Abstract: Methods and systems for automatically communicating information (e.g., patient information, flow rate, etc. . . . ) between a non-MRI compatible IV pump and a MRI compatible IV pump are described herein. Such methods and systems prevent human error from affecting the reprogramming of the IV pumps. Furthermore, automatically clamping infusion lines when a new line is added and locked in also reduces possible human error by removing the need for user input during this process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: John CRONIN, Seth Melvin CRONIN