Patents by Inventor John E. Cronin

John E. 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: 10264175
    Abstract: An event venue with a performance area (e.g., a sport field or auditorium stage) and an eventgoer area (e.g., stadium seating or bleachers) may include a set of eventgoer cameras trained on various sections of the eventgoer area and a set of performance cameras trained on the performance area. The event venue may also include sensors. When an event occurrence (e.g., a goal or touchdown) is detected using the cameras and/or sensors, at least one photo or video of the event occurrence may be captured by the performance cameras, and at least one photo or video of the eventgoer reaction may be captured using the eventgoer cameras. Facial recognition may then be used to identify particular eventgoers in each photo or video. Identified eventgoers can then receive photos or videos in which they are identified along with performance photos or videos that were captured at roughly the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: ProSports Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: John E. Cronin, Seth M. Cronin, Gene Fein, Nick Reasner
  • Patent number: 10235009
    Abstract: A method carried out on a computer system for receiving information corresponding to a plurality of variables that can be applied to the manufacture of a designed product. When a user selects from a menu of first attributes, related ones of a second set of attributes are presented for selection. In an embodiment, the set of possible manufacturing attributes is initially compared to attributes of the designed product to eliminate from consideration those manufacturing attributes that are not compatible with the attributes of the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventors: James L. Jacobs, II, John E. Cronin, Christopher M. Huffines, Steven M. Lynch
  • Patent number: 10229679
    Abstract: A natural language user interface for computer-aided design systems (CAD) comprises a natural language command module including a parser, language database and a CAD model analyzer, and a natural language server module including a second, increased capability parser, a second, preferably larger language database and a CAD context database. The CAD model analyzer analyzes and retrieves associated CAD model information related to a parsed voice command and the CAD context database provides specific CAD related contextual information to facilitate parsing and interpreting CAD specific commands. The natural language server program module may also include an artificial intelligence based query generator and communicate through a network or cloud with resource providers such as third party market places or suppliers to generate queries for retrieval of third party supplied information necessary to respond to or execute CAD specific voice commands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Inventors: James L. Jacobs, II, John E. Cronin, Christopher M. Huffines
  • Patent number: 10229754
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for providing audio database for health systems that may utilize wearable devices that monitor wearable sensor readings for symptoms associated with a disease and that may prompt a user of the wearable device to place a microphone from the wearable device on a specific location on the user's body for recording an audio file that may be sent to a health professional for diagnosis of the disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: John E. Cronin, Steven M. Philbin
  • Patent number: 10126034
    Abstract: A system for producing clear ice uses sensor data on a freezing chamber condition to optimize production of clear ice. The sensor data provides information such as a clearness degree of ice, a freezing chamber temperature, and an ice maker temperature. The freezing chamber condition is predicated using the received sensor data. The freezing chamber condition is adjusted according to the received sensor data and the predicted freezing chamber condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: John E. Cronin, Christopher Michael Huffines
  • Publication number: 20180272103
    Abstract: A method for adjusting environmental parameters for patient condition monitoring comprising: inputting via a user interface a patient condition and other information relating to the patient; searching a database for environmental parameters and other information relating to the patient condition; determining environmental parameters to adjust based on the patient condition; defining oxygen saturation level threshold ranges corresponding to various sets of environmental parameters; measuring via a pulse oximeter a first oxygen saturation level of the patient under a first set of environmental parameters; adjusting the environmental parameters corresponding to the patient condition if the first oxygen saturation level lies outside the threshold ranges defined for the first set of environmental parameters; and measuring a second oxygen saturation level of the patient under the adjusted environmental parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: John E. CRONIN, Seth Melvin CRONIN
  • Publication number: 20180263558
    Abstract: Systems and methods for monitoring a patient with a specific condition by using a kit with monitoring devices and a corresponding memory device for the specific condition. The system comprises a health monitor, and a plurality of monitoring devices for acquiring patient health data. The kit further comprises one or more monitoring devices—such as pulse oximeters, sphygmomanometers, thermometers, EEG and ECG leads, blood 5 glucose meters, and other health monitoring devices relating to the condition specific to the kit. Such a system may be useful as a means of identifying current patient condition and determining which steps to take in the emergency situation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: John E. CRONIN, Steven PHILBIN
  • Publication number: 20180263542
    Abstract: Systems and methods for operating a modular pulse oximeter platform with interchangeable modules. The method comprises selecting a plurality of modules based on a health context and connecting in a serial manner the plurality of modules and a pulse oximeter platform via a plurality of connection means. The pulse oximeter interprets identification numbers from the plurality modules and operates the connected plurality of modules accordingly. Data received from the plurality of modules are associated with each other or with pulse oximeter data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: John E. CRONIN, Christopher Michael HUFFINES
  • Patent number: 10042821
    Abstract: The present invention includes systems and methods for sending social media messages without the need for keyboard inputs. A microphone captures live audio speech data and transmits the audio data to a processing unit. The processing unit converts the audio to speech data. The processing unit also removes censored words, emphasizes key words, and edits that data to include product and promotional messages where appropriate. The processing unit then uses code words contained in the speech data to send the speech data to the appropriate social media outlets for output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: PROSPORTS TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: John E. Cronin, Richard Fields
  • Patent number: 10025805
    Abstract: A method for providing assistance to users of computer programs. The computer system receives user inputs for utilizing the various functions of a computer program. The system records an amount of time during which said user utilizes the respective functions, such that when a user signals that assistance is needed, the system determines which of the program's functions have been most frequently used. The system then finds, and connects to the user, persons having expertise in those respective areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventors: James L. Jacobs, II, John E. Cronin, Steven M. Lynch, Christopher M. Huffines
  • Patent number: 9965938
    Abstract: The present invention includes systems and methods for managing restroom traffic at an event venue. Sensors at restroom facilities receive line and occupancy data and transmit the data to a system for processing. The system generates information regarding a travel time, a wait time, line length, and occupancy for each facility at the event venue. The generated information is transmitted to an event app associated with a ticket and a seat for an event at the venue. The system can notify the user when the combined travel time and wait time for a facility falls below a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: PROSPORTS TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: John E. Cronin, Nick Reasner
  • Patent number: 9919197
    Abstract: Systems and methods for identifying recorded playbook plays are described. The method includes recording locations of one or more players during execution of a play and evaluating the recorded locations with one or more known plays in a playbook. Based on the evaluation, one or more plays can be identified as being most correlated with the recently executed play. The evaluation can also be used to compare how a particular player has been executing the playbook play (e.g., deviations). Use of the identified play can also be used to produce one or more counter-plays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: PROSPORTS TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: John E. Cronin
  • Publication number: 20180042542
    Abstract: Systems, devices, methods for providing a speech pattern as a metric of well-being system for remotely monitoring the well-being of a patient are disclosed. In one exemplary embodiment, a system can include at least one wearable device that is configured to collect body sensor data and speech pattern data associated with a patient wearing the device and analyze the data to determine if the patient's emotional well-being is compromised. In some exemplary embodiments, the wearable device can be configured to send an alert to at least one caregiver device that indicates the patient's emotional well-being is compromised. The wearable device can also be configured to send recommendations on courses of action to alleviate the condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: John E. Cronin, Steven M. Philbin, Eric R. Wade
  • Publication number: 20180035901
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for providing audio database for health systems that may utilize wearable devices that monitor wearable sensor readings for symptoms associated with a disease and that may prompt a user of the wearable device to place a microphone from the wearable device on a specific location on the user's body for recording an audio file that may be sent to a health professional for diagnosis of the disease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventors: John E. Cronin, Steven M. Philbin
  • Patent number: 9870585
    Abstract: Event venues include multiple seats for eventgoers, and each seat may be coupled to a seat beacon. The seat beacon may identify the ticket of an eventgoer sitting in them, either by scanning it, interfacing with a user mobile device, or accepting manual input at an interface provided at the seat. A centralized event venue controller may check the ticket identifier against seat identifiers in a ticket purchase information database. If the eventgoer is in the wrong seat, the seat may identify itself locally by lighting a light or remotely by notifying an administrator device. If the eventgoer is in the correct seat, the seat beacon may be used by the eventgoer to order food, drinks, Wi-Fi access, or seat customizations such as a seat heater or a name tag or a cooling cup holder. Such seat customizations can also be provided at the time of ticket purchase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: PROSPORTS TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: John E. Cronin, Seth M. Cronin, Nick Reasner
  • Patent number: 9795858
    Abstract: Systems for detecting a successful field goal are described herein. More specifically, the systems are directed at automated detection for a field goal attempt. The systems evaluate whether the football was kicked within the designated area (e.g., above the cross bar and between the two upright poles). The detection is performed through the use of cameras, lasers and detectors associated with the field goal post. In this way, the systems assist referees in determining the success of the field goal attempt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: PROSPORTS TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: John E. Cronin, Nick Reasner
  • Patent number: 9760572
    Abstract: An event, such as a sports game, may include numerous individual event occurrences, some in a performance area (e.g., a sports field or a concert stage) and some out of the performance area (e.g., in a gym or locker room). Beacons with audiovisual capture capabilities may be set up at key points within the performance area and at important areas outside the performance area in order to capture audiovisual data from various event occurrences that might be difficult to capture otherwise. The audiovisual data may be organized into an event beacon database, which may then be supplied to various other entities, such as media providers or advertisers, to provide to their constituencies, or to sports players or event performers to provide to social media followers, or to event fans to directly access via an API or web interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: PROSPORTS TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: John E. Cronin, Seth M. Cronin, Nick Reasner
  • Patent number: 9742894
    Abstract: A wireless receiver can be connected to a user device, such as a smartphone or a tablet device. The wireless receiver can receive a wireless data communication from a wireless transmitter. The wireless data communication can include a message code that can be compared by the wireless receiver to a receiver code stored at the wireless receiver to determine whether the wireless transmitter was authorized to transmit the wireless data communication, and/or whether the wireless receiver is authorized to use the wireless data communication. The wireless receiver can then decode a message from the wireless data communication and transmit the message to the user device for viewing through an application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: PROSPORTS TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: John E. Cronin
  • Patent number: 9724588
    Abstract: The systems and methods described herein are directed towards collecting and recording sensor data pertaining to physical contact experienced by players in a contact sport (e.g., football). The data can be collected and recorded through the use of one or more sensors worn by the player. In some cases, the sensor data can be associated with in-game video recordings of physical contact experienced by the players. Information about the physical contact can be displayed for users to view via a graphical user interface. Warnings may also be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: PROSPORTS TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: John E. Cronin, Nick Reasner, Maxx Thomas Garrison, Demaurice Fitzgerald Smith, Ahmad E. Nassar
  • Publication number: 20170203185
    Abstract: Systems and methods for identifying recorded playbook plays are described. The method includes recording locations of one or more players during execution of a play and evaluating the recorded locations with one or more known plays in a playbook. Based on the evaluation, one or more plays can be identified as being most correlated with the recently executed play. The evaluation can also be used to compare how a particular player has been executing the playbook play (e.g., deviations). Use of the identified play can also be used to produce one or more counter-plays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Inventor: John E. Cronin