Patents by Inventor Julian Van Erlach

Julian Van Erlach 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: 10542826
    Abstract: A method and system enabling delivery of a sleep therapy type is provided. The method includes receiving a value of a parameter measured by physical sensors while a mammal is in contact with a first subset of the physical sensors. A second subset of the physical sensors, whose received value differs from a predetermined reference value of an environmental parameter, is determined. A physical part subset of the second subset, corresponding to a specified body part, is determined by utilizing the second subset and virtual data for identifying virtual sensors spatially distributed to map a space occupied by the mammal's body parts. In response, a therapy device positioned in sufficiently close proximity to the specified body part to effectively deliver the specified therapy type to the specified body part is determined and a control signal is generated and transmitted to the therapy device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Inventor: Julian Van Erlach
  • Publication number: 20190164225
    Abstract: A method, computer system, and computer program product for performing valuation of the stock market, stocks and gold is provided according to a unified method and shared underlying economic data and expectations. At least one asset characteristic (e.g, asset valuation) of each asset of the least one asset is computed. The at least one asset characteristic is a function of a portion of the economic data underlying the valuation method. The computed at least one asset characteristic is transferred to a tangible medium. The said computing may result in at least one of a purchase or sale of an asset, a calculation of a portfolio structure, a calculation of an expected return of an asset or portfolio or portion thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventor: Julian Van Erlach
  • Patent number: 10198756
    Abstract: A method and associated e-commerce system for dynamically repricing an online subscription automatically identify a competing offer that offers a product that is equivalent to a subscribed product. If the competing offer offers a quantity of the equivalent product that is different from a quantity specified by the subscription, or if the competing offer is effective during a period of time that differs from a replenishment period of the subscription, the system automatically reconciles the differences and compares the resulting unit cost of the subscription product to the unit cost of the competing offer product. The system then determines whether it would be more beneficial to the subscriber to reprice a certain number of units of the subscription or to reprice the subscription for a certain period of time, and raises or lowers the price of the subscription accordingly as a function of this determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventor: Julian Van Erlach
  • Publication number: 20180276724
    Abstract: A method and associated e-commerce system for dynamically repricing an online subscription automatically identify a competing offer that offers a product that is equivalent to a subscribed product. If the competing offer offers a quantity of the equivalent product that is different from a quantity specified by the subscription, or if the competing offer is effective during a period of time that differs from a replenishment period of the subscription, the system automatically reconciles the differences and compares the resulting unit cost of the subscription product to the unit cost of the competing offer product. The system then determines whether it would be more beneficial to the subscriber to reprice a certain number of units of the subscription or to reprice the subscription for a certain period of time, and raises or lowers the price of the subscription accordingly as a function of this determination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventor: Julian Van Erlach
  • Publication number: 20180132627
    Abstract: A method and system enabling delivery of a sleep therapy type is provided. The method includes receiving a value of a parameter measured by physical sensors while a mammal is in contact with a first subset of the physical sensors. A second subset of the physical sensors, whose received value differs from a predetermined reference value of an environmental parameter, is determined. A physical part subset of the second subset, corresponding to a specified body part, is determined by utilizing the second subset and virtual data for identifying virtual sensors spatially distributed to map a space occupied by the mammal's body parts. In response, a therapy device positioned in sufficiently close proximity to the specified body part to effectively deliver the specified therapy type to the specified body part is determined and a control signal is generated and transmitted to the therapy device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventor: Julian Van Erlach
  • Patent number: 9877593
    Abstract: A method and system enabling delivery of a sleep therapy type is provided. The method includes receiving a value of a parameter measured by physical sensors while a mammal is in contact with a first subset of the physical sensors. A second subset of the physical sensors, whose received value differs from a predetermined reference value of an environmental parameter, is determined. A physical part subset of the second subset, corresponding to a specified body part, is determined by utilizing the second subset and virtual data for identifying virtual sensors spatially distributed to map a space occupied by the mammal's body parts. In response, a therapy device positioned in sufficiently close proximity to the specified body part to effectively deliver the specified therapy type to the specified body part is determined and a control signal is generated and transmitted to the therapy device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Inventor: Julian Van Erlach
  • Publication number: 20170253381
    Abstract: A package compliant with a postal service flats mail class includes at least one flat package substrate comprising a uniform edge thickness about one of a longitudinal dimension and a shorter dimension and configured to be flexible parallel to the one dimension and adapted to receive an integral item parallel to the one dimension. The package also includes an integral item at least one of interleaved within the substrate and wrapped around the substrate parallel to the one dimension and adapted to provide flexibility to the other of the two dimensions based on the interleaving and the wrapping and provide a uniform edge thickness to the other of the two dimensions. Furthermore, a receiving package is structured to receive and secure together the integral item and the flat package substrate and provide a uniform thickness and the uniform edge dimensions and be flexible about both the two dimensions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Inventor: Julian Van Erlach
  • Patent number: 9591446
    Abstract: A first method for facilitating personal contacts among a plurality of subscribers to a location-based person contact service provided by a service provider; and a second method for real-time monitoring of vital signs of a living being. In the first method, personal profiles are transmitted to subscribers. In the second method, information relating to a violated vital sign parameter determined from the monitoring is communicated to a local communication node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Julian Van Erlach
  • Patent number: 9275293
    Abstract: A method and associated systems for object identification and subsequent processing based on digital imaging and physical attributes. An object-identification system receives, in a materials-handling environment, a digital image and physical attributes that characterize an unidentified object. An attempt is made to identify the object by matching the image and attributes to those of known objects stored in an image database, an attribute database, or another external source. The object is associated with a label that identifies the actual object, associates the object with a similar object that may be substituted for the actual object in a desired application, or designates the object as unidentifiable. The digital image, label, and external sources used to identify the object may be updated by associating them with metadata gathered during the identification process. Subsequent processing is governed by business rules that operate as functions of the label data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Thrift Recycling Management, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Broache, Julian Van Erlach, Ben Chandler, Marcus Ouimet, Kirby Knapp
  • Publication number: 20160045035
    Abstract: A method and system enabling delivery of a sleep therapy type is provided. The method includes receiving a value of a parameter measured by physical sensors while a mammal is in contact with a first subset of the physical sensors. A second subset of the physical sensors, whose received value differs from a predetermined reference value of an environmental parameter, is determined. A physical part subset of the second subset, corresponding to a specified body part, is determined by utilizing the second subset and virtual data for identifying virtual sensors spatially distributed to map a space occupied by the mammal's body parts. In response, a therapy device positioned in sufficiently close proximity to the specified body part to effectively deliver the specified therapy type to the specified body part is determined and a control signal is generated and transmitted to the therapy device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Inventor: Julian Van Erlach
  • Publication number: 20150248589
    Abstract: A method and associated systems for object identification and subsequent processing based on digital imaging and physical attributes. An object-identification system receives, in a materials-handling environment, a digital image and physical attributes that characterize an unidentified object. An attempt is made to identify the object by matching the image and attributes to those of known objects stored in an image database, an attribute database, or another external source. The object is associated with a label that identifies the actual object, associates the object with a similar object that may be substituted for the actual object in a desired application, or designates the object as unidentifiable. The digital image, label, and external sources used to identify the object may be updated by associating them with metadata gathered during the identification process. Subsequent processing is governed by business rules that operate as functions of the label data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Publication date: September 3, 2015
    Inventors: Gary Broache, Julian Van Erlach, Ben Chandler, Marcus Ouimet, Kirby Knapp
  • Publication number: 20150186622
    Abstract: A method and computer system for providing digital content of a print work. A request is received from a sending computer by a recording entity for the recording entity to generate a digital copy of the print work, wherein the digital copy is substantially similar to the print work. The request includes a unique identification of the print work and verification that both ownership of the print work by the print work's owner and disablement of the print work have been recorded. In response to having received the request, the recording entity generates the digital copy and a unique identifier of the digital copy which associates the digital copy with the unique identification of the print work. The digital copy and the unique identifier of the digital copy is transmitted to the sending computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Inventor: Julian Van Erlach
  • Patent number: 9005101
    Abstract: A method and system enabling delivery of a therapy type is provided. The method includes receiving a value of a parameter measured by physical sensors while a mammal is in contact with a first subset of the physical sensors. A second subset of the physical sensors, whose received value differs from a predetermined reference value of an environmental parameter, is determined. A physical part subset of the second subset, corresponding to a specified body part, is determined by utilizing the second subset and virtual data for identifying virtual sensors spatially distributed to map a space occupied by the mammal's body parts. In response, a therapy device positioned in sufficiently close proximity to the specified body part to effectively deliver the specified therapy type to the specified body part, is determined and a control signal is generated and transmitted to the associated therapy device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventor: Julian Van Erlach
  • Patent number: 8971925
    Abstract: A method for processing a product identifying code. The product identifying code that identifies a product is received from a wireless device. A location of the wireless device is received. An item that comprises information pertaining to the product is obtained. The obtained item is transmitted to the wireless device. The information pertaining to the product includes a name of each establishment of a plurality of establishments from which the product is available and informational selected from the group consisting of a contact address for each establishment, driving instructions to each establishment, a price of the product at each establishment, a geocoded location of one establishment of the plurality of establishments relative to the location of the wireless device, descriptive information specific to the product, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Julian Van Erlach
  • Patent number: 8965808
    Abstract: A method for processing a print work. A first entity's ownership of a print work that is lawfully owned by the first entity is recorded. The print work is a physical copy of an original copyrighted work. A disablement of the print work is recorded. While the disablement exists, a digital copy of the original work is generated or received. After initiation of generating or receiving the digital copy: (i) a digital association linking the digital copy with both the recorded ownership and the recorded disablement is generated; and (ii) the digital association is recorded in the digital copy and/or in hardware storage units. Another entity may generate the digital copy and a unique identifier of the digital copy which associates the digital copy with a unique identification of the print work.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: Julian Van Erlach
  • Patent number: 8886224
    Abstract: A first method for facilitating personal contacts among a plurality of subscribers to a location-based person contact service provided by a service provider; and a second method for real-time monitoring of vital signs of a living being. In the first method, personal profiles are transmitted to subscribers. In the second method, information relating to a violated vital sign parameter determined from the monitoring is communicated to a local communication node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Julian Van Erlach
  • Publication number: 20120309368
    Abstract: A method for processing a product identifying code. The product identifying code that identifies a product is received from a wireless device. A location of the wireless device is received. An item that comprises information pertaining to the product is obtained. The obtained item is transmitted to the wireless device. The information pertaining to the product includes a name of each establishment of a plurality of establishments from which the product is available and informational selected from the group consisting of a contact address for each establishment, driving instructions to each establishment, a price of the product at each establishment, a geocoded location of one establishment of the plurality of establishments relative to the location of the wireless device, descriptive information specific to the product, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventor: Julian Van Erlach
  • Patent number: 8095444
    Abstract: A method, computer system, and computer program product for performing an asset analysis for at least one asset, using the Required Yield Method (RYM). The method provides first economic data relating to a first economy. The economic data includes a gross domestic product (GDP) per capita growth rate for the first economy. The economic data may further include an expected inflation rate for the first economy over a time interval. At least one asset characteristic (e.g, asset valuation) of each asset of the least one asset is computed. The at least one asset characteristic is a function of a portion of the economic data. The computing is in accordance with the RYM. The computed at least one asset characteristic is transferred to a tangible medium. The at least one asset may include an equity index, a bond, gold, a currency, a derivative, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Inventors: Julian Van Erlach, Christophe Faugere
  • Publication number: 20110136477
    Abstract: A first method for facilitating personal contacts among a plurality of subscribers to a location-based person contact service provided by a service provider; and a second method for real-time monitoring of vital signs of a living being. In the first method, personal profiles are transmitted to subscribers. In the second method, information relating to a violated vital sign parameter determined from the monitoring is communicated to a local communication node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Inventor: Julian Van Erlach
  • Patent number: 7957725
    Abstract: A first method for facilitating personal contacts among a plurality of subscribers to a location-based person contact service provided by a service provider; a second method for communicating information to a user of a wireless device by a server; and a third method for real-time monitoring of vital signs of a living being. In the first method, personal profiles are transmitted to subscribers. In the second method, a message specific to both an establishment and the user is transmitted to a wireless device or smart display proximal to the user in the establishment. In the third method, information relating to a violated vital sign parameter determined from the monitoring is communicated to a local communication node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Inventor: Julian Van Erlach