Patents by Inventor John Edward Cronin

John Edward 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: 10339521
    Abstract: Systems and methods that facilitate performing multiple transactions at once using a vehicle based wallet are disclosed herein. The vehicle based wallet can link to a plurality of mobile wallets and perform singular transactions with ATMs and POS machines, the singular transactions being a group transaction associated with one or more of the mobile wallets. The vehicle based wallet can collect intended transactions between the ATMs and the POS machines and the mobile wallets, and then gather them together and perform a single group transaction made up of the individual transactions for multiple people that are within the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.
    Inventors: Joseph Bodkin, John Edward Cronin
  • Patent number: 10177930
    Abstract: Information regarding a user's personal schedule is received at an electronic computing device. Information regarding current and future utility costs is received. The information regarding the user's personal schedule, the information regarding the user's location and the information regarding the current and future utility costs is used to determine at least one financial impact based on a temperature setting. The at least one financial impact includes estimated costs for time intervals and historical billing cycles. A temperature effecting device or an energy effecting device in the home of the user is controlled using the at least one financial impact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Joseph George Bodkin, John Edward Cronin
  • Patent number: 9416499
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system and method for sensing and managing pothole locations and pothole characteristics. An additional aspect of the present invention is to provide a system that may acquire, fuse, and analyze pothole sensing data from several sources to identify potholes in need of maintenance or repair. Further, the system may be configured to create and distribute recurring reports of pothole repair data for use by roadway officials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Heatwurx, Inc.
    Inventors: John Edward Cronin, Benjamin Shields Taylor, William Petrow, Edward Joseph Limoge, Stephen Douglas Garland
  • Patent number: 9022686
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system and method for controlling an asphalt repair apparatus. An additional aspect of the present invention is to provide a system that may position a heater repair element adjacent a targeted asphalt surface, acquire and analyze surface and heater sensing data, and control heater output to prepare the targeted asphalt surface for repair. Further, the system may be configured to control an asphalt repair apparatus to satisfy user-defined asphalt repair requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Heatwurx, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Douglas Garland, Edmond Joseph Limoge, William Petrow, John Edward Cronin
  • Publication number: 20150003910
    Abstract: The present invention provides an asphalt brick device and method of manufacture, the asphalt brick device used for repairing potholes and other roadway deformities, as provided in the present invention. An additional aspect of the present invention is to provide an asphalt brick device that is of predictable and readily-varied composition that reflects the characteristics of the targeted repair site, ambient conditions, logistical requirements such as delivery and sizing of the material, and operational requirements. Further, the asphalt brick device may be configured to be stackable to satisfy user-defined asphalt repair delivery and ordering requirements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Stephen Douglas Garland, Benjamin Shields Taylor, John Edward Cronin, Richard Paul Giles
  • Publication number: 20140348586
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system and method for controlling an asphalt repair apparatus. An additional aspect of the present invention is to provide a system that may position a heater repair element adjacent a targeted asphalt surface, acquire and analyze surface and heater sensing data, and control heater output to prepare the targeted asphalt surface for repair. Further, the system may be configured to control an asphalt repair apparatus to satisfy user-defined asphalt repair requirements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Stephen Douglas Garland, Edmond Joseph Limoge, William Petrow, John Edward Cronin
  • Publication number: 20140241800
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system and method for controlling an asphalt repair apparatus. An additional aspect of the present invention is to provide a system that may position a heater repair element adjacent a targeted asphalt surface, acquire and analyze surface and heater sensing data, and control heater output to prepare the targeted asphalt surface for repair. Further, the system may be configured to control an asphalt repair apparatus to satisfy user-defined asphalt repair requirements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: HEATWURX, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen Douglas Garland, Edmond Joseph Limoge, William Petrow, John Edward Cronin
  • Patent number: 8801325
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system and method for controlling an asphalt repair apparatus. An additional aspect of the present invention is to provide a system that may position a heater repair element adjacent a targeted asphalt surface, acquire and analyze surface and heater sensing data, and control heater output to prepare the targeted asphalt surface for repair. Further, the system may be configured to control an asphalt repair apparatus to satisfy user-defined asphalt repair requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Heatwurx, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Douglas Garland, Edmond Joseph Limoge, William Petrow, John Edward Cronin
  • Publication number: 20140196529
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system and method for sensing and managing pothole locations and pothole characteristics. An additional aspect of the present invention is to provide a system that may acquire, fuse, and analyze pothole sensing data from several sources to identify potholes in need of maintenance or repair. Further, the system may be configured to create and distribute recurring reports of pothole repair data for use by roadway officials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventors: John Edward Cronin, Benjamin Shields Taylor, William Petrow, Edward Joseph Limoge, Stephen Douglas Garland
  • Publication number: 20140025590
    Abstract: Pre-issuance submissions may be provided by any third party for addition to the record of a patent application. In addition, the post-grant review proceeding allows a third party to request the USPTO to review a recently issued patent based upon almost any ground of invalidity. The embodiments disclosed herein relate to an automated process of IP search and submissions to the. United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for pre-issuance submissions and post-grant review. The invention provides a new and efficient means of searching for patents related to a third-parties' business interests, and submitting references to the USPTO by an automated means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventors: William Petrow, John Edward Cronin
  • Publication number: 20110072601
    Abstract: Devices, apparatuses, systems and/or methods related to extendable devices. Specifically, the disclosed devices, apparatuses, systems and/or methods relate to extendable devices having a first handle section, a second handle section, an implement section, an advancement strip. Some example embodiments further include a guide block and a spring to assist in extension and/or retraction of the device. Some example embodiments further include an advancement strip channel to assist in extension and/or retraction of the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2010
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Inventors: Craig Serio, John Edward Cronin, Nancy Edwards Cronin, Sarju Safeek
  • Publication number: 20100265561
    Abstract: The invention relates to electro-optic displays and methods for driving such displays. The invention provides (i) electrochromic displays with solid charge transport layers; (ii) apparatus and methods for improving the contrast and reducing the cost of electrochromic displays; (iii) apparatus and methods for sealing electrochromic displays from the outside environment and preventing ingress of contaminants into such a display; and (iv) methods for adjusting the driving of electro-optic displays to allow for environmental and operating parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Applicant: E INK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Holly G. Gates, Charles H. Honeyman, Ara N. Knaian, Steven J. O'Neil, Richard J. Paolini, JR., Jonathan L. Zalesky, Robert W. Zehner, Ian D. Morrison, Anthony Edward Pullen, Jianna Wang, John Edward Cronin, Justin Abramson, Karl R. Amundson, Guy M. Danner, Gregg M. Duthaler
  • Patent number: 7117198
    Abstract: A method (100) of researching and analyzing information contained in documents that belong to a first database (200) and are organized according to a first set of fields (210) for an electronic search and retrieval by a computer (850). The method includes the steps of: a) conducting an electronic search (202) of the first database to retrieve at least one document; b) developing user-defined fields (300); c) reading (310) the at least one document to retrieve information pertaining to the user-defined fields; d) entering into a second database (510) the at least one document, values of the first set of fields for the at least one document, the user-defined fields and the retrieved information pertaining to the user-defined fields; and e) analyzing (506) the information contained in the second database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2006
    Assignee: ip Capital Group, Inc.
    Inventors: John Edward Cronin, Yu Wang Bibby
  • Patent number: 6950220
    Abstract: The invention relates to electro-optic displays and methods for driving such displays. The invention provides (i) electrochromic displays with solid charge transport layers; (ii) apparatus and methods for improving the contrast and reducing the cost of electrochromic displays; (iii) apparatus and methods for sealing electrochromic displays from the outside environment and preventing ingress of contaminants into such a display; and (iv) methods for adjusting the driving of electro-optic displays to allow for environmental and operating parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2005
    Assignee: E Ink Corporation
    Inventors: Justin Abramson, Karl R. Amundson, Guy M. Danner, Gregg M. Duthaler, Holly G. Gates, Charles H. Honeyman, Ara N. Knaian, Ian D. Morrison, Steven J. O'Neil, Richard J. Paolini, Jr., Anthony Edward Pullen, Jianna Wang, Jonathan L. Zalesky, Robert W. Zehner, John Edward Cronin
  • Patent number: 6924555
    Abstract: An integrated circuit device including a contact via having a non-cylindrical bottom portion is disclosed. Also a contact via with non-parallel side walls is disclosed. The contact vias are selectively positioned in the integrated circuit device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2005
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John Edward Cronin, Anthony Kendall Stamper
  • Patent number: 6734564
    Abstract: An integrated circuit device including a contact via having a non-cylindrical bottom portion is disclosed. Also a contact via with non-parallel side walls is disclosed. The contact vias are selectively positioned in the integrated circuit device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2004
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John Edward Cronin, Anthony Kendall Stamper
  • Publication number: 20040046258
    Abstract: An integrated circuit device including a contact via having a non-cylindrical bottom portion is disclosed. Also a contact via with non-parallel side walls is disclosed. The contact vias are selectively positioned in the integrated circuit device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2003
    Publication date: March 11, 2004
    Inventors: John Edward Cronin, Anthony Kendall Stamper
  • Publication number: 20030214695
    Abstract: The invention relates to electro-optic displays and methods for driving such displays. The invention provides (i) electrochromic displays with solid charge transport layers; (ii) apparatus and methods for improving the contrast and reducing the cost of electrochromic displays; (iii) apparatus and methods for sealing electrochromic displays from the outside environment and preventing ingress of contaminants into such a display; and (iv) methods for adjusting the driving of electro-optic displays to allow for environmental and operating parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2003
    Publication date: November 20, 2003
    Applicant: E INK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Justin Abramson, Karl R. Amundson, Guy M. Danner, Gregg M. Duthaler, Holly G. Gates, Charles H. Honeyman, Ara N. Knaian, Ian D. Morrison, Steven J. O'Neil, Richard J. Paolini, Anthony E. Pullen, Jianna Wang, Jonathan L. Zalesky, Robert W. Zehner, John Edward Cronin
  • Patent number: 6576848
    Abstract: A wiring structure with crossover capability is disclosed. The wiring utilizes a connection stud in a contact layer, beneath the plane of the otherwise-intersecting lines as a crossover. Thus, a first wire in a first metallization layer passes below a second wire in a second metallization layer by overlapping contact with the connection stud in the contact layer. In manufacturing the wiring structure of the present invention, no intervening insulative or via layers are used between the contact layer, the first metallization layer and the second metallization layer. However, care must be taken in device layout on the substrate to ensure that the connection stud is located above isolation areas rather than active device areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2003
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John Edward Cronin, John Andrew Hiltebeitel, Carter Welling Kaanta, James Gardner Ryan
  • Patent number: 6429473
    Abstract: A semiconductor chip with uniform topology includes a memory cell having a stacked capacitor self-aligned with a bitline. Thick insulation on the bitline and on interconnect wiring on supports circuits of the chip serves to provide the uniform topology and to provide for the self-alignment of the capacitor and bitline. Bitlines and support circuit interconnect wiring are both formed from the same level of metal but they are patterned in separate masking steps. The stacked capacitors are separated from each other by less than the minimum dimension of the photolithographic system used for fabrication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2002
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John Edward Cronin, Carter Welling Kaanta, Brian John Machesney