Patents by Inventor Kermit D. Lopez

Kermit D. Lopez 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: 10282960
    Abstract: Methods, systems and processor-readable media for providing instant/real-time voice alerts automatically to remote electronic devices. An activity can be detected utilizing one or more sensors. A text message indicative of the activity can be generated and converted into a digitized voice alert. The activity can also be a live utterance (e.g., a live announcement), which can then be instantly converted into a digitized voice alert for automatic delivery in a selected series of languages following the base language (e.g., English). The combined digitized voice alert can then be instantly transmitted through a network for broadcast of consecutive alerts (e.g., English followed by Spanish followed by Vietnamese, etc.) to one or more remote electronic devices that communicate with the network for an automatic audio announcement of the digitized voice alert through the one or more remote electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Verna IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Anthony Verna, Luis M. Ortiz, Kermit D. Lopez
  • Patent number: 10182144
    Abstract: An electronic wireless hand held multimedia device includes a microprocessor and more than one wireless transceiver modules enabling wireless communications over a variety of standards, including Cellular (e.g., GSM, CDMA, GPRS, 3G), 802.11 (e.g., WLAN), and short range (e.g., Bluetooth, infrared, RFID) for the retrieval, processing, and delivery of multimedia data to/from remote data resources (e.g., Internet, servers).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Inventors: Luis M. Ortiz, Kermit D. Lopez
  • Publication number: 20190001884
    Abstract: A monitoring system can monitor, using one or more sensors, conditions external to a vehicle and detect that the vehicle is stopped at a crosswalk. The system detects one or more people in the crosswalk, the system can monitor the vehicle to determine whether the vehicle is in motion while the one or more people are in the crosswalk. Based, at least in part, on determining that the vehicle is in motion while the one or more people are in the crosswalk, the system can transmit a signal corresponding to an alert to an output device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Brennan T. Lopez-Hinojosa, Kermit D. Lopez
  • Publication number: 20180365492
    Abstract: A wearable device that can provide images via a display located within two inches and in view of a human eye in association with headgear, and can biometrically authenticate an authorized user based on at least one of a user's eye. The wearable device can access a data network and determine a user's location. An authorized user can be provided with data based on the user's identity and location as determined by a wearable device. The location of a user within a venue can be determined using radio frequency transponders in communication with a wearable device and authenticating the user via biometric attributes of a user's eye as captured by a imaging device associated with the wearable device. Sensitive data can be managed in association with a patient based on health provider authentication and identity of a transponder used in association with the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: Mesa Digital, LLC
    Inventors: Luis M. Ortiz, Kermit D. Lopez
  • Publication number: 20180365400
    Abstract: A biometric authorization apparatus and method for a vehicle. A visor is connected to an interior cabin of a vehicle, and a biometric authentication interface is associated with the visor. The biometric authentication interface includes one or more biometric readers for scanning the biometric identifier(s) provided by a user. The biometric authentication interface facilitates analysis and processing of data associated with the biometric identifier(s) for use in authorizing the user with respect to the vehicle and optionally to also access an electronic system associated with the vehicle. The vehicle can be, for example, an autonomous vehicle and the user may be a passenger of the autonomous vehicle or in the case of a connected vehicle, a driver or a passenger. In some situations, the vehicle may be a rideshare vehicle and the user may be authorized (or not) for a rideshare trip in the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Brennan T. Lopez-Hinojosa, Kermit D. Lopez
  • Publication number: 20180352988
    Abstract: Systems and methods for use in the secure recovery of drone delivered packages can include a housing, at least one electromechanically operated door securing access to the housing, and a retractable platform that can electromechanically extend from inside the housing to an area outside the housing when the at least one electromechanically operated door is opened. The retractable platform can serve as a landing pad for a delivery drone and/or as a base onto which a package can be received from a delivery drone. The retractable platform can electromechanically move back into the housing and the door can close after receiving the package. Communications components, alarms, and cameras can also be associated with the housing to facilitate its operation for package recovery and security.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Luis M. Ortiz, Kermit D. Lopez
  • Publication number: 20180354649
    Abstract: A system for use in the secure recovery, management and storage of a drone can include a housing, at least one electromechanically operated door securing access to the housing and a retractable platform that can electromechanically extend from inside the housing to an area outside the housing when the at least one electromechanically operated door is opened. The retractable platform can serve as a landing pad for a drone and/or as a base onto which a drone can be received. The retractable platform can electromechanically move back into the housing and the door can close after receiving the drone. Communications components, alarms and cameras can also be associated with the housing to facilitate its operation for drone recovery, storage and security.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Luis M. Ortiz, Kermit D. Lopez
  • Patent number: 10129569
    Abstract: Venue-based data including video from cameras located at a sports venue can be provided to hand held devices authorized by at least one casino. A casino patron's hand held device can enable to view sporting events provided to a hand held device from a server and placement of wagers with the server. Venue-based data including video and statistics are received from server including camera views captured as video by at least one camera located within at least one sports venue. Venue-based data is processed at server for display on a display associated with at least one hand held device operating within a casino. Venue-based data is displayed on hand held devices, enabling casino patrons to view event video. Portable devices can be authorized only when moving about a casino. Casino patrons can also gamble using said hand held device while viewing selected sporting events within the casino.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Front Row Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Luis M. Ortiz, Kermit D. Lopez
  • Publication number: 20180297699
    Abstract: An overhead tethered drone system can include a least one camera-bearing drone tethered by a retractable electrical power carrying tether line to a retraction assembly attached to venue infrastructure located above a live activity occurring within the venue. Controlling x-y-z orientation of the camera bearing drone can be accomplished via power to drone propellers and/or a tether line retraction motor located in the retraction assembly attached above the drone to venue infrastructure (e.g., ceiling rafters). Control over drone movement can be conducted remotely from a remote controller (e.g., control booth) while capturing high definition images of perspective within the venue by one or more drone cameras.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Luis M. Ortiz, Kermit D. Lopez
  • Patent number: 10089871
    Abstract: A monitoring system can determine that a vehicle is not being operated by a driver. Based on the vehicle not being operated, the monitoring system can analyze data from one or more sensors of the vehicle to monitor a passenger compartment of the vehicle. Based on the data from the one or more sensors, the monitoring system can detect an anomaly within the passenger compartment of the vehicle. Based, at least in part, on detecting the anomaly, the monitoring system can transmit a signal corresponding to an alert to a computing device of the driver, the alert indicating the anomaly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Brennan T. Lopez-Hinojosa, Kermit D. Lopez
  • Publication number: 20180275944
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and processor-readable media for supporting bidirectional communications and data sharing. One or more wireless hand held devices can be registered with one or more controllers associated with one or more multimedia displays. One or more profile icons can be selected for use as a cursor(s) during interaction of the wireless hand held device(s) with one or more multimedia display(s) during rendering of an event as data on the multimedia display(s). Supplemental data can be provided from the multimedia display(s) and/or a remote database to the wireless hand held device(s) based on a selection of the data rendered on the multimedia display(s) marked by the cursor utilizing the wireless hand held device(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Kermit D. Lopez, Luis M. Ortiz, Richard H. Krukar
  • Patent number: 10013853
    Abstract: Methods and systems for conducting a competition within a gaming environment. Two or more players can be enabled to electronically access a gaming environment over a communication network. The players can be registered to allow, access to a competition within the gaming environment. Each player can be enabled to compete against one or more other players by selecting from macro events displayed in the gaming environment one or more micro event outcomes to future micro events, the micro event outcomes randomized to prevent cheating. A selection of the micro outcomes utilizes a number of points or credits, wherein each selection of a micro outcome increases a selecting player's points or credit balance if the micro outcome occurs or decreases the points or credit balance if the micro outcome selected does not occur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Micro-Gaming Ventures, LLC
    Inventors: Michael W. Shore, Alfonso G. Chan, Luis M. Ortiz, Kermit D. Lopez
  • Publication number: 20180167656
    Abstract: Systems and methods enable sporting event spectators to do more than just observe an online or live contest with the spectators' engagement being limited to group messaging with other spectators (and possibly also the game stars/participants) during an event. The present invention provides a new level of participation for spectators. Spectators can play the game alongside their favorite athlete/star and a computer system evaluates how the participants perform compared to the athlete. The system can monitor several participants and rank their performance against performance of actual athletes to determine which participants made similar moves, took similar actions, or took action that may be deemed superior to action taken by actual athletes. From the collected data top performers can be acknowledge/awarded. The data can also be useful to identify rising stars from the pool of participants, and new athletes worthy of participants in future competitions cane identified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Luis M. Ortiz, Kermit D. Lopez
  • Publication number: 20180152532
    Abstract: Methods, systems and processor-readable media for providing instant/real-time voice alerts automatically to remote electronic devices. An activity can be detected utilizing one or more sensors. A text message indicative of the activity can be generated and converted into a digitized voice alert. The activity can also be a live utterance (e.g., a live announcement), which can then be instantly converted into a digitized voice alert for automatic delivery in a selected series of languages following the base language (e.g., English). The combined digitized voice alert can then be instantly transmitted through a network for broadcast of consecutive alerts (e.g., English followed by Spanish followed by Vietnamese, etc.) to one or more remote electronic devices that communicate with the network for an automatic audio announcement of the digitized voice alert through the one or more remote electronic devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Anthony Verna, Luis M. Ortiz, Kermit D. Lopez
  • Patent number: 9978218
    Abstract: A method and system for micro-betting. One or more micro-bets can be electronically placed with respect to one or more micro-events associated with an event during a round of micro-betting. One or more wages with respect to the micro-bet(s) can be managed and controlled during the round of micro-betting. The wager(s) can be managed and controlled remote from electronically placing the micro-bet(s) during the round of micro-betting. Additionally, a portion of a profit can be automatically obtained with respect to the round of micro-bets in exchange for the aforementioned managing and controlling of the wager(s) with respect to the micro-bet(s) during the round of micro-betting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Micro-Gaming Ventures, LLC
    Inventors: Michael W. Shore, Alfonso G. Chan, Luis M. Ortiz, Kermit D. Lopez
  • Patent number: 9965237
    Abstract: Methods, systems and processor-readable media for supporting bidirectional communications and data sharing. One or more wireless hand held devices can be registered with one or more controllers associated with one or more multimedia displays. One or more profile icons can be selected for use as a cursor(s) during interaction of the wireless hand held device(s) with one or more multimedia display(s) during rendering of an event as data on the multimedia display(s). Supplemental data can be provided from the multimedia display(s) and/or a remote database to the wireless hand held device(s) based on a selection of the data rendered on the multimedia display(s) marked by the cursor utilizing the wireless hand held device(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Flick Intelligence, LLC
    Inventors: Kermit D. Lopez, Luis M. Ortiz, Richard H. Krukar
  • Publication number: 20180101926
    Abstract: An electrical vehicle (EV) rescue vehicle includes a mobile platform, which further includes a winch and a ramp. The mobile platform of the EV rescue vehicle is deployable for retrieving a disabled EV (“rescued vehicle”) thereon with the winch and the ramp and for transportation of the disabled EV. A charging unit is associated with said mobile platform for connecting and charging of the disabled EV, either on a fixed location or during transport. A systems analysis module can be included with the system for testing a functionality of systems and components of the disabled EV and providing results of the testing to customers. The mobile platform can be provided as an EV rescue vehicle in a form of a trailer pulled by another vehicle or integrated with another vehicle (e.g., a truck). The EV rescue vehicle can also carry passengers associated with the disabled EV when the disabled EV is being transported, charged, and/or analyzed by the EV rescue vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Inventors: Luis M. Ortiz, Kermit D. Lopez
  • Publication number: 20180089955
    Abstract: Methods and systems for conducting a competition within a gaming environment. Two or more players can be enabled to electronically access a gaming environment over a communication network. The players can be registered to allow, access to a competition within the gaming environment. Each player can be enabled to compete against one or more other players by selecting from macro events displayed in the gaming environment one or more micro event outcomes to future micro events, the micro event outcomes randomized to prevent cheating. A selection of the micro outcomes utilizes a number of points or credits, wherein each selection of a micro outcome increases a selecting player's points or credit balance if the micro outcome occurs or decreases the points or credit balance if the micro outcome selected does not occur.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: Michael W. Shore, Alfonso G. Chan, Luis M. Ortiz, Kermit D. Lopez
  • Publication number: 20180047034
    Abstract: Methods and systems for processing negotiable economic credits through, or at the request of, a hand held device in association with a third-party provider communicative with the hand held device and/or a point of sale. At least one negotiable economic credit can be transferred from a third-party provider communicative with the hand held device to the hand held device and/or point of sale. The negotiable economic credit can be stored within a memory of the hand held device and/or point of sale for retrieval and processing at a point of sale associated with a retail establishment and/or by a hand held device. The negotiable economic credit can be associated with a security module for protecting the privacy of the negotiable economic credit. A user profile can be compiled for utilization during the retrieval of the negotiable economic credit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: Luis M. Ortiz, Kermit D. Lopez
  • Patent number: 9883001
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and processor-readable media for providing instant/real-time voice alerts automatically to remote electronic devices. An activity can be detected utilizing one or more sensors. A text message indicative of the activity can be generated and converted into a digitized voice alert. The activity can also be a live utterance (e.g., a live announcement), which can then be instantly converted into a digitized voice alert for automatic delivery in a selected series of languages following the base language (e.g., English). The combined digitized voice alert can then be instantly transmitted through a network for broadcast of consecutive alerts (e.g., English followed by Spanish followed by Vietnamese, etc.) to one or more remote electronic devices that communicate with the network for an automatic audio announcement of the digitized voice alert through the one or more remote electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Verna IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Anthony Verna, Luis M. Ortiz, Kermit D. Lopez