Patents by Inventor Jon A. Stevens

Jon A. Stevens 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: 10896474
    Abstract: Methods of protecting an electrically motorized human-powered vehicle are disclosed. A method may include transmitting, from a remote server, a security input relating to a user of the vehicle; receiving, at the electrically motorized human-powered vehicle the security input relating to the user; validating the security input; and enabling one of a first or second set of features based on the security input, wherein the second set of features is different from the first set of features and wherein one of set of features includes a service mode that enables maintenance access to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Superpedestrian, Inc.
    Inventors: Assaf Biderman, Ruben Cagnie, Jon Stevens
  • Publication number: 20200371540
    Abstract: A control system for an energy storage system located behind a utility meter uses a unique, feedback-based, communication and control method to reliably and efficiently maximize economic return of the energy storage system. Operating parameters for the energy storage system are calculated at an external, centralized data center, and are selected to prevent electrical power demand of an electric load location from exceeding a specified set-point by discharging energy storage devices, such as DC batteries, through a bidirectional energy converter during peak demand events. The control system can operate autonomously in the case of a communications failure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Ben KEARNS, Jon BURLINSON, Drew STEVENS
  • Patent number: 10782721
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention may include control methods employed in multiphase distributed energy storage systems that are located behind utility meters typically located at, but not limited to, medium and large commercial and industrial locations. These multiphase distributed energy storage systems can operate semi-autonomously, but may be in frequent contact with a cloud-based optimization engine that is configured to develop energy control solutions based on various data inputs and to communicate these energy control solutions to one or more of the distributed energy storage systems. Due to characteristics of the electric load location and/or the use of on-site power generation, imbalances in the power draw per phase can be created within the electric load location. Therefore, embodiments of the invention may include systems and methods that are used to control and/or limit the imbalance in power flowing through one phase versus other phases at the electric load location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: STEM, INC.
    Inventors: David Erhart, Craig Southeren, Ben Kearns, Jon Burlinson, Drew Stevens
  • Patent number: 10756543
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include control methods employed in multiphase distributed energy storage systems that are located behind utility meters typically located at, but not limited to, medium and large commercial and industrial locations. These distributed energy storage systems can operate semi-autonomously, and can be configured to develop energy control solutions for an electric load location based on various data inputs and communicate these energy control solutions to the distributed energy storage systems. In some embodiments, one or more distributed energy storage systems may be used to absorb and/or deliver power to the electric grid in an effort to provide assistance to or correct for power transmission and distribution problems found on the electric grid outside of an electric load location. In some cases, two or more distributed energy storage systems are used to form a controlled and coordinated response to the problems seen on the electric grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Stem, Inc.
    Inventors: James W. Detmers, Ben Kearns, Jon Burlinson, Drew Stevens
  • Patent number: 10747252
    Abstract: A control system for an energy storage system located behind a utility meter uses a unique, feedback-based, communication and control method to reliably and efficiently maximize economic return of the energy storage system. Operating parameters for the energy storage system are calculated at an external, centralized data center, and are selected to prevent electrical power demand of an electric load location from exceeding a specified set-point by discharging energy storage devices, such as DC batteries, through a bidirectional energy converter during peak demand events. The control system can operate autonomously in the case of a communications failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Stem, Inc.
    Inventors: Ben Kearns, Jon Burlinson, Drew Stevens
  • Patent number: 10693294
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include control methods employed in multiphase distributed energy storage systems that are located behind utility meters typically located at, but not limited to, medium and large commercial and industrial locations. Some embodiments of the invention use networked multiphase distributed energy storage systems located at an electric load location or installed at interconnection points along the electric power distribution grid to provide a means for balancing the load created from an electric charging station, which are adapted to transfer power between one or more electric vehicles and the electric power grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: STEM, INC.
    Inventors: Ben Kearns, Henry Holbrook Hyde, III, Jon Burlinson, Drew Stevens
  • Publication number: 20200139805
    Abstract: A system, method, and device for operations of an electrically motorized vehicle. The vehicle can utilize an electrically motorized wheel to convert a non-motorized wheeled vehicle to an electrically motorized wheeled vehicle. One system includes a server in communication with the device of each of a plurality of electrically motorized wheels, the server operable to track a position of each of the electrically motorized wheels and communicate the position thereof to a transportation network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Assaf Biderman, Ruben Cagnie, Jon Stevens
  • Publication number: 20200114753
    Abstract: Methods of protecting an electrically motorized human-powered vehicle are disclosed. A method may include transmitting, from a remote server, a security input relating to a user of the vehicle; receiving, at the electrically motorized human-powered vehicle the security input relating to the user; validating the security input; and enabling one of a first or second set of features based on the security input, wherein the second set of features is different from the first set of features and wherein one of set of features includes a service mode that enables maintenance access to the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Assaf Biderman, Ruben Cagnie, Jon Stevens
  • Publication number: 20200079511
    Abstract: Ice detection systems for aircraft and related methods are disclosed. A disclosed example ice detection system includes a thermochromic device to sense a temperature of freestream air relative to a temperature threshold, and a hydrochromic device to sense an amount of moisture in the freestream air relative to a moisture threshold. a controller to detect an icing condition in response to the thermochromic device sensing a temperature that is less than or equal to the temperature threshold and the hydrochromic device sensing an amount moisture that exceeds the moisture threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Charles Steven Meis, Jon Meis, Rachel Malia Darr
  • Publication number: 20200035333
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods, devices and systems for associating assay information with an assay consumable used in a biological assay. Provided are assay systems and associated consumables, wherein the assay system includes a reader adapted to read/erase/write information from/to an assay consumable identifier associated with the assay consumable. Various types of assay information are described, as well as methods of using such information in the conduct of an assay by an assay system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: Meso Scale Technologies, LLC.
    Inventors: Charles M. Clinton, Xinri Cong, Eli N. Glezer, Sudeep Kumar, Carl Stevens, Michael Vock, Jon S. Willoughby
  • Patent number: 10482421
    Abstract: A user may order items that may be made available at a facility such as a pickup facility. Described are techniques for preparing and expediting an order for pick up by the user. In one implementation, geolocation data acquired from a user device may be used to determine when the user has entered a geofence associated with the facility. Based on this geolocation data and sensor data from sensors at the facility, a system may automatically identify the user. Once identified, the items in the order may be delivered to the user in a parking area of the pickup facility, who may then depart the pickup facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon Robert Ducrou, Mark Steven Mastandrea, Douglas James Herrington, Dennis Antonio Jumaquio, Hannah Elizabeth McClellan, Sandeep Rao, Harshal Dilip Wanjari, Prashant Hegde, Paul Warren Smart
  • Patent number: 10450076
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to systems and methods for automated fire detection, such as in aircraft galleys, or other areas where power sources may result in fire or smoke. The system includes one or more detectors to monitor for smoke or fire in an aircraft galley. Upon detection of smoke or fire, a signal is sent from the one or more detectors to a controller. In response to the incoming signal, the controller sends a signal to a galley power source. The signal provided to the galley power source ceases the application of power to one or more devices located in the galley, extinguishing the source of the fire or smoke. The controller may also send a notification signal to alert the crew to the potential fire hazard. A method of operation is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Charles Steven Meis, Rachel Meis, Jon Christopher Meis
  • Patent number: 10446263
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods, devices and systems for associating assay information with an assay consumable used in a biological assay. Provided are assay systems and associated consumables, wherein the assay system includes a reader adapted to read/erase/write information from/to an assay consumable identifier associated with the assay consumable. Various types of assay information are described, as well as methods of using such information in the conduct of an assay by an assay system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: MESO SCALE TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Charles M. Clinton, Xinri Cong, Eli N. Glezer, Sudeep Kumar, Carl Stevens, Michael Vock, Jon S. Willoughby
  • Patent number: 10389126
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include control methods employed in multiphase distributed energy storage systems that are located behind utility meters typically located at, but not limited to, medium and large commercial and industrial locations. These distributed energy storage systems can operate semi-autonomously, and can be configured to develop energy control solutions for an electric load location based on various data inputs and communicate these energy control solutions to the distributed energy storage systems. In some embodiments, one or more distributed energy storage systems may be used to absorb and/or deliver power to the electric grid in an effort to provide assistance to or correct for power transmission and distribution problems found on the electric grid outside of an electric load location. In some cases, two or more distributed energy storage systems are used to form a controlled and coordinated response to the problems seen on the electric grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: STEM, INC.
    Inventors: Ben Kearns, James W. Detmers, Jon Burlinson, Drew Stevens
  • Patent number: 10259311
    Abstract: A system, method and device for the operation of electrically motorized vehicles that can utilize an electrically motorized wheel to convert a non-motorized wheeled vehicle to an electrically motorized wheeled vehicle. The electrically motorized wheel can include a modular systems package with a motor, power supply, sensor system and control system that is operable to communicate locally and globally via various mobile devices. The control system for a device of an electrically motorized wheel includes an application module operable to execute a control algorithm that manages operation of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Superpedestrian, Inc.
    Inventors: Assaf Biderman, Jon Stevens, John David Heinzmann
  • Patent number: 10166856
    Abstract: A system, method, and device for operations of an electrically motorized vehicle. The electrically motorized vehicle can utilize an electrically motorized wheel to convert a non-motorized wheeled vehicle to an electrically motorized wheeled vehicle. A user of the device for the electrically motorized wheel can be profiled by receiving data from a sensor system of the device and creating a profile of the user operating the vehicle from the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Superpedestrian, Inc.
    Inventors: Assaf Biderman, Jon Stevens, Ruben Cagnie
  • Patent number: 9944167
    Abstract: A system, method, and device for operations of an electrically motorized vehicle. The vehicle can utilize an electrically motorized wheel to convert a non-motorized wheeled vehicle to an electrically motorized wheeled vehicle. The electrically motorized wheeled vehicle includes a plurality of electrically motorized wheels, each of the plurality of electrically motorized wheels in communication with at least one other of the plurality of electrically motorized wheels to coordinate operation of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Superpedestrian, Inc.
    Inventors: Assaf Biderman, Jon Stevens, John David Heinzmann
  • Patent number: 9937783
    Abstract: A system, method, and device for operations of an electrically motorized vehicle. The vehicle can utilize an electrically motorized wheel to convert a non-motorized wheeled vehicle to an electrically motorized wheeled vehicle. One device of the electrically motorized wheel includes an accessory port configured with a hardware interface to provide an accessory device with power and communication with a control system of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Superpedestrian, Inc.
    Inventors: Assaf Biderman, Jon Stevens, John David Heinzmann, James Simard
  • Patent number: 9931924
    Abstract: A system, method, and device for operations of an electrically motorized vehicle. The vehicle can utilize an electrically motorized wheel to convert a non-motorized wheeled vehicle to an electrically motorized wheeled vehicle. A control system for the device of the electrically motorized wheel can include an application module operable to execute a control algorithm that manages operation of the device and a boot loader module in communication with the application module, the boot loader module operable to update the application module in response to a validity of the application module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Superpedestrian, Inc.
    Inventors: Assaf Biderman, Jon Stevens, John David Heinzmann, Ruben Cagnie, Tai Chan
  • Patent number: 9902252
    Abstract: A system, method, and device for operations of an electrically motorized vehicle. The vehicle can utilize an electrically motorized wheel to convert a non-motorized wheeled vehicle to an electrically motorized wheeled vehicle. One method for controlling the device for an electrically motorized wheel includes controlling an amount of assistance from the device of the electrically motorized wheel while travelling uphill to result in a user input requirement about equivalent to that required to propel the vehicle on a level surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Superpedestrian, Inc.
    Inventors: Assaf Biderman, Jon Stevens