Patents by Inventor John J. Correia

John J. Correia 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).

  • Publication number: 20200010850
    Abstract: Methods of preparing papillomavirus nucleic acid transfer vectors, in-disassembled cluding by disassembly/reassembly of papillomavirus L1 and L2 virus-like particles, in a defined, cell-free high-efficiency production protocol. These methods may be used to efficiently encapsidate desired moieties, e.g., toxic or therapeutic nucleic acids such as DNA and RNA, and the resultant pseudovirus particles may be used as in vivo delivery vehicles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: John T. SCHILLER, Carla V. CORREIA CERQUEIRA,, Patricia M. DAY, Douglas R. LOWY, David J. FITZGERALD
  • Publication number: 20190365922
    Abstract: Elastin-like polymers (ELP) are shown to demonstrate dynamic behavior atop silica, similar to visco-elastic polymer dewetting. A combination of multiple factors are shown to contribute to this behavior including the hydrophilicity of the silica preventing the adsorption of ELP, the formation of a salt layer between ELP and silica, and the ability of the silica and salt layer to hold on to minute amounts of water for prolonged periods. Further, the addition of a polyethyleneimine (PEI) block to the terminal end of ELP allows the particle radius as well as LCST to be controlled by changing any combination of polymer concentration, NaCl concentration, and pH. The addition of the PEI block also provides the ability to crosslink the copolymers and achieve a stable particle radius after formation in harsh environments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Amol V. Janorkar, Jared S. Cobb, John J. Correia, Valeria Zai-Rose
  • Patent number: 10373400
    Abstract: A vehicle email notification system and method in which triggers are used to initiate the generation and transmission of email messages that provide diverse types of dynamic vehicle information to the owner or other authorized subscriber. The email notifications are triggered by different events, some of which are independent of the vehicle (e.g., a 30 day trigger to provide the subscriber with a monthly vehicle status report), and others of which occur at the vehicle, such as a mileage or low oil life trigger. Upon occurrence of a trigger, the notification system builds and sends to the subscriber an email message that contains the dynamic vehicle information and identifies any detected vehicle condition for which action is needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
    Inventors: Shane McCutchen, Neelie A. Kapral, Chester A. Huber, Christopher L. Oesterling, John J. Correia, Walter A. Dorfstatter, Fahd Laghrari, Steven Samolinski
  • Patent number: 9609408
    Abstract: A hands-free audio system for a vehicle and method of using the system is described. The method includes controlling the directionality of a vehicle microphone. The steps of the method may include: (a) receiving a sensor value from at least one of a vehicle seat position sensor, a vehicle seat orientation sensor, or a vehicle mirror orientation sensor; (b) based on the received sensor value(s) of step (a), determining an origin of a vehicle user's speech; and (c) controlling the microphone sensitivity directionality based on the determined origin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Xufang Zhao, Robert D. Sims, III, Md Foezur Rahman Chowdhury, John J. Correia
  • Patent number: 9572022
    Abstract: A method of anonymously resolving Internet Protocol (IP) addresses using a distributed network includes defining a virtual geographic area that comprises a micro dynamic domain name server (MDDNS); wirelessly receiving at a central facility a geographic attribute of a telematics unit; determining at the central facility that the telematics unit is within the virtual geographic area using the received geographic attribute; and transmitting an IP address of a host telematics unit in the MDDNS to the telematics unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: General Motors LLC
    Inventor: John J. Correia
  • Patent number: 9443359
    Abstract: Calibration for a vehicle electronic control unit (ECU) includes determining a trigger event configured to initiate a check for updates to calibration data files of the ECU, iterating through calibration part numbers present in the ECU, and accessing, from a memory device in communication with the vehicle, in response to the iterating, a chain of parts table in a linked list that maps calibration part numbers identified in the ECU unit to any subsequently-issued calibration part numbers. The subsequently-issued calibration part numbers reflect an index to the updates to the calibration data files. The calibration also includes searching the chain of parts table using the calibration part numbers identified in the ECU to determine a corresponding subsequently-issued calibration part number, selecting one of the updates to the calibration data files using the subsequently-issued calibration part number from the memory device, and updating the ECU with the selected update.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Susanta P. Sarkar, John J. Correia, Robert D. Hoover, Jamison C. Schroeder
  • Patent number: 9302677
    Abstract: A method for providing interaction with an operator of a vehicle includes receiving request, from the operator of the vehicle and using a telematics system of the vehicle, for support or assistance regarding use of the telematics system, establishing a remote voice communication link between the vehicle and a remotely located call center, using the telematics system, and establishing a remote data communication link between the vehicle and the remotely located call center, using the telematics system. The method further includes providing verbal interaction or instruction regarding the use of the telematics system through the established remote voice communication, using the telematics system and/or providing audio/visual remote control, demonstrating or executing the use of the telematics system through the established remote data communication link, using the telematics system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Karen Juzswik, Robert A. Hrabak, John J. Correia
  • Publication number: 20150350758
    Abstract: A hands-free audio system for a vehicle and method of using the system is described. The method includes controlling the directionality of a vehicle microphone. The steps of the method may include: (a) receiving a sensor value from at least one of a vehicle seat position sensor, a vehicle seat orientation sensor, or a vehicle mirror orientation sensor; (b) based on the received sensor value(s) of step (a), determining an origin of a vehicle user's speech; and (c) controlling the microphone sensitivity directionality based on the determined origin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Applicant: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Xufang Zhao, Robert D. Sims, III, Md Foezur Rahman Chowdhury, John J. Correia
  • Publication number: 20150307111
    Abstract: A method for providing interaction with an operator of a vehicle includes receiving request, from the operator of the vehicle and using a telematics system of the vehicle, for support or assistance regarding use of the telematics system, establishing a remote voice communication link between the vehicle and a remotely located call center, using the telematics system, and establishing a remote data communication link between the vehicle and the remotely located call center, using the telematics system. The method further includes providing verbal interaction or instruction regarding the use of the telematics system through the established remote voice communication, using the telematics system and/or providing audio/visual remote control, demonstrating or executing the use of the telematics system through the established remote data communication link, using the telematics system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: KAREN JUZSWIK, ROBERT A. HRABAK, JOHN J. CORREIA
  • Publication number: 20150066289
    Abstract: Calibration for a vehicle electronic control unit (ECU) includes determining a trigger event configured to initiate a check for updates to calibration data files of the ECU, iterating through calibration part numbers present in the ECU, and accessing, from a memory device in communication with the vehicle, in response to the iterating, a chain of parts table in a linked list that maps calibration part numbers identified in the ECU unit to any subsequently-issued calibration part numbers. The subsequently-issued calibration part numbers reflect an index to the updates to the calibration data files. The calibration also includes searching the chain of parts table using the calibration part numbers identified in the ECU to determine a corresponding subsequently-issued calibration part number, selecting one of the updates to the calibration data files using the subsequently-issued calibration part number from the memory device, and updating the ECU with the selected update.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Susanta P. Sarkar, John J. Correia, Robert D. Hoover, Jamison C. Schroeder
  • Patent number: 8831224
    Abstract: A method for establishing secure wireless communications between a mobile device and a vehicle, where a user is not required to enter a password, but instead the telematics system is used to bootstrap the trust between the mobile device and the vehicle. The user initiates the process by pressing a button on the mobile device to request pairing. The vehicle uses its secure OnStar cellular communication link to verify the mobile device with the OnStar server, which generates and sends a session key to the vehicle via the vehicle-OnStar cellular connection, and also sends the session key to the mobile device via the device's own cellular connection. The session key serves as a shared secret, such that the vehicle can issue a secrecy challenge to the mobile device. When the mobile device responds appropriately, a trusted wireless communications link can be established between the mobile device and the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Fan Bai, Nader M. Rabadi, David P. Pop, John J. Correia
  • Patent number: 8762151
    Abstract: Methods of automatic speech recognition for premature enunciation. In one method, a) a user is prompted to input speech, then b) a listening period is initiated to monitor audio via a microphone, such that there is no pause between the end of step a) and the beginning of step b), and then the begin-speaking audible indicator is communicated to the user during the listening period. In another method, a) at least one audio file is played including both a prompt for a user to input speech and a begin-speaking audible indicator to the user, b) a microphone is activated to monitor audio, after playing the prompt but before playing the begin-speaking audible indicator in step a), and c) speech is received from the user via the microphone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: General Motors LLC
    Inventors: John J. Correia, Gaurav Talwar, Xufang Zhao, Rathinavelu Chengalvarayan
  • Patent number: 8731577
    Abstract: A method for determining which of a plurality of data connectivity pipes will be used to transmit data for one or more applications operating on a vehicle. The method identifies which of the applications are active at a particular point in time and identifies a number of available configurations based on the number of applications that are active and the number of the data pipes that are available to transmit the data for the application. The method identifies a plurality of performance metrics for each configuration and determines an optimal performance value for each performance metric from all of the configurations. The method then determines an overall utility function for each configuration that is based on its performance metrics and the optimal performance value and selects a data pipe for each application that is active based on a maximum overall utility function from each application's available overall utility functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Fan Bai, Donald K. Grimm, Massimo Osella, Bo Yu, David P. Pop, John J. Correia
  • Publication number: 20140079217
    Abstract: A method for establishing secure wireless communications between a mobile device and a vehicle, where a user is not required to enter a password, but instead the telematics system is used to bootstrap the trust between the mobile device and the vehicle. The user initiates the process by pressing a button on the mobile device to request pairing. The vehicle uses its secure OnStar cellular communication link to verify the mobile device with the OnStar server, which generates and sends a session key to the vehicle via the vehicle-OnStar cellular connection, and also sends the session key to the mobile device via the device's own cellular connection. The session key serves as a shared secret, such that the vehicle can issue a secrecy challenge to the mobile device. When the mobile device responds appropriately, a trusted wireless communications link can be established between the mobile device and the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Fan Bai, Nader M. Rabadi, David P. Pop, John J. Correia
  • Publication number: 20140051456
    Abstract: A method for determining which of a plurality of data connectivity pipes will be used to transmit data for one or more applications operating on a vehicle. The method identifies which of the applications are active at a particular point in time and identifies a number of available configurations based on the number of applications that are active and the number of the data pipes that are available to transmit the data for the application. The method identifies a plurality of performance metrics for each configuration and determines an optimal performance value for each performance metric from all of the configurations. The method then determines an overall utility function for each configuration that is based on its performance metrics and the optimal performance value and selects a data pipe for each application that is active based on a maximum overall utility function from each application's available overall utility functions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Fan Bai, Donald K. Grimm, Massimo Osella, Bo Yu, David P. Pop, John J. Correia
  • Patent number: 8626506
    Abstract: A method for dynamic nametag scoring includes receiving at least one confusion table including at least one circumstantial condition wherein the confusion table is based on a plurality of phonetically balanced utterances, determining a plurality of templates for the nametag based on the received confusion tables, and determining a global nametag score for the nametag based on the determined templates. A computer usable medium with suitable computer program code is employed for dynamic nametag scoring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: General Motors LLC
    Inventors: Rathinavelu Chengalvarayan, John J. Correia
  • Publication number: 20130329634
    Abstract: A method of anonymously resolving Internet Protocol (IP) addresses using a distributed network includes defining a virtual geographic area that comprises a micro dynamic domain name server (MDDNS); wirelessly receiving at a central facility a geographic attribute of a telematics unit; determining at the central facility that the telematics unit is within the virtual geographic area using the received geographic attribute; and transmitting an IP address of a host telematics unit in the MDDNS to the telematics unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
    Inventor: John J. Correia
  • Patent number: 8571752
    Abstract: Vehicle mirrors and telematics systems are provided. A vehicle mirror comprises a mirror housing and an accelerometer. The mirror housing is configured to be mounted within a vehicle. The accelerometer is disposed within the mirror housing, and is configured to measure an acceleration of the vehicle. A diagnostics device is configured to provide diagnostics information pertaining to the vehicle. A navigation device is configured to provide navigation information as to a position of the vehicle. A controller is coupled to the accelerometer, the diagnostics device, and the navigation device. The controller is configured to generate vehicle determinations using the acceleration, the diagnostics information, and the navigation information. A transmitter is coupled to the controller, and is configured to transmit determination information pertaining to the vehicle determinations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: General Motors LLC
    Inventors: Matt C. Videtich, John J. Correia, Jeffrey P. Christensen, Michael D. Solomon, Daryl L. Carr
  • Patent number: 8447804
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for intelligent procurement of data from a plurality of vehicles in a data-aggregation region using long-range communications, short-range communications, and group leader vehicles. The method includes a central server defining a plurality of data-aggregation areas and identifying at least one group leader vehicle in each data-aggregation area. The method also includes the group leader vehicle in each data-aggregation area collecting data from other vehicles in the data-aggregation area using short-range communications and the group leader vehicle in each data-aggregation area determining to cease collecting data from the other vehicles in the data-aggregation area. The method further includes the group leader vehicle in each data-aggregation area generating a consensus report using the data collected from the other vehicles in its data-aggregation area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Fan Bai, Donald K. Grimm, John J. Correia
  • Patent number: 8374331
    Abstract: A device for implementing a method of remotely routing a voice call forward to a telematic device is disclosed. The device first maintains a call state of the voice call in response to an answering of call forwarding rings by the telematic device. The device then forwards the calls to the next assigned device in response to a failure of a user of the telematic device to answer fake rings from the telematic device. Such a failure can be indicated by a monitoring of a prescribed number of back ring tones or a dropping of call within a prescribed timer window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: General Motor LLC
    Inventors: Jasmin Jijina, John J. Correia, Ronald W. Fraser, William E. Mazzara, Steven P. Schwinke