Patents by Inventor Kevin J. Dowling

Kevin J. Dowling 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: 10334724
    Abstract: An example stretchable device is described that includes electrical contacts and an interconnect coupling the electrical contacts. The interconnect has a meander-shaped configuration that includes at least one nested serpentine-shaped feature. The interconnect can be conductive or non-conductive. The meander-shaped configuration can be a serpentine structure, providing a serpentine-in-serpentine configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: MC10, Inc.
    Inventors: Yung-Yu Hsu, John Work, Kevin J. Dowling
  • Patent number: 10321528
    Abstract: This invention describes a system and method to provide a service to advertisers and businesses that enables adaptation of advertising priorities using information collected by a lighting infrastructure. The system uses outdoor lighting networks to manage/control data sensors connected to a network, e.g. hosted at lighting units. This invention enables new business scenarios where operators and/or owners of the city's lighting infrastructure can provide a value added service or generate revenue from ad providers and local businesses by leveraging the data acquired through the lighting and adjacent infrastructure (e.g. sensors) to help the businesses to increase their advertising performance/targets; particularly, with respect to Location Based Services (LBS).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Dave Alberto Tavares Cavalcanti, Kevin J. Dowling, Frederick Morgan, Jianfeng Wang, Ihor Lys, Michael Blackwell
  • Publication number: 20190154723
    Abstract: The performance of an individual is monitored based on measurements of a conformal sensor device. An example system includes a communication module to receive data indicative of a measurement of at least one sensor component of the conformal sensor device. The sensor component obtains measurement of acceleration data representative of an acceleration proximate to the portion of the individual. A comparison of a parameter computed based on the sensor component measurement to a preset performance threshold value provides an indication of the performance of the individual.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: ISAIAH KACYVENSKI, LIVINGSTON T. CHENG, KEVIN J. DOWLING, AMAR KENDALE, CONOR RAFFERTY
  • Patent number: 10296819
    Abstract: A system is provided for integrating conformal electronics devices into apparel. The system includes a flexible substrate onto which a flexible device is disposed. The flexible device can include a stretchable coil that can be used to receive and transmit near field communications. The flexible device also includes an integrated circuit component and a memory unit. In some examples, the device also includes a sensor that is configured to record measurement of the wearer of the apparel and/or the surrounding environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: MC10, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Fastert, Kevin J. Dowling, Benjamin Schlatka, Conor Rafferty
  • Publication number: 20180293472
    Abstract: A system is provided for integrating conformal electronics devices into apparel. The system includes a flexible substrate onto which a flexible device is disposed. The flexible device can include a stretchable coil that can be used to receive and transmit near field communications. The flexible device also includes an integrated circuit component and a memory unit. In some examples, the device also includes a sensor that is configured to record measurement of the wearer of the apparel and/or the surrounding environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Steven Fastert, Kevin J. Dowling, Benjamin Schlatka, Conor Rafferty
  • Patent number: 9955541
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus relating to the collection of data regarding a plurality of customers in a retail or entertainment environment. Data may be collected via at least one sensor coupled to at least one lighting fixture in the retail or entertainment environment. In one exemplary implementation, data may be collected by one or more lighting fixtures, and data may be communicated via light generated by any one or more fixtures without perceivably affecting a quality of light generated by the one or more fixtures. A map may be generated based on the collected data to display traffic patterns and/or dwell times of the plurality of customers in the retail or entertainment environment, and such a map may be displayed, for example, via a graphical user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Kevin J. Dowling, Frederick M. Morgan, Ihor A. Lys, Michael K. Blackwell
  • Publication number: 20180092205
    Abstract: An example stretchable device is described that includes electrical contacts and an interconnect coupling the electrical contacts. The interconnect has a meander-shaped configuration that includes at least one nested serpentine-shaped feature. The interconnect can be conductive or non-conductive. The meander-shaped configuration can be a serpentine structure, providing a serpentine-in-serpentine configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: YUNG-YU HSU, JOHN WORK, KEVIN J. DOWLING
  • Patent number: 9846829
    Abstract: A system is provided for integrating conformal electronics devices into apparel. The system includes a flexible substrate onto which a flexible device is disposed. The flexible device can include a stretchable coil that can be used to receive and transmit near field communications. The flexible device also includes an integrated circuit component and a memory unit. In some examples, the device also includes a sensor that is configured to record measurement of the wearer of the apparel and/or the surrounding environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: MC10, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Fastert, Kevin J. Dowling, Benjamin Schlatka, Conor Rafferty
  • Patent number: 9706647
    Abstract: An example stretchable device is described that includes electrical contacts and an interconnect coupling the electrical contacts. The interconnect has a meander-shaped configuration that includes at least one nested serpentine-shaped feature. The interconnect can be conductive or non-conductive. The meander-shaped configuration can be a serpentine structure, providing a serpentine-in-serpentine configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: MC10, INC.
    Inventors: Yung-Yu Hsu, John Work, Kevin J. Dowling
  • Patent number: 9429279
    Abstract: Lighting apparatus and methods employing LED light sources are described. The LED light sources are integrated with other components in the form of a luminaire or other general purpose lighting structure. Some of the lighting structures are formed as Parabolic Aluminum Reflector (PAR) luminaires, allowing them to be inserted into conventional sockets. The lighting structures display beneficial operating characteristics, such as efficient operation, high thermal dissipation, high output, and good color mixing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: PHILIPS SOLID-STATE LIGHTING SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin J. Dowling, Ihor A. Lys, Ryan C. Williamson, Brian Roberge, Ron Roberts, Frederick Morgan, Michael Jay Datta, Tomas Jonathan Mollnow
  • Publication number: 20160240061
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatus and devices are described for monitoring a property of an object or an individual, using a conformal sensor device that substantially conforms to contours of a portion of a surface of the object or the individual. The measurement includes data indicative of a property of a temperature of the portion of the surface and the degree of the conformal contact. An analysis engine is used to analyze the data and to generate at least one parameter indicative of the property of the temperature. Based on a comparison of the at least one parameter to a preset threshold, at least one alert can be issued and/or a command can be transmitted to regulate an environmental condition. The at least one alert can be indicative of a potential risk of harm to the object or individual.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventors: Xia Li, Sanjay Gupta, Kevin J. Dowling, Isaiah Kacyvenski, Melissa Ceruolo, Barry G. Ives
  • Patent number: 9372123
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatus and devices are described for monitoring a property of an object or an individual, using a conformal sensor device that substantially conforms to contours of a portion of a surface of the object or the individual. The measurement includes data indicative of a property of a temperature of the portion of the surface and the degree of the conformal contact. An analysis engine is used to analyze the data and to generate at least one parameter indicative of the property of the temperature. Based on a comparison of the at least one parameter to a preset threshold, at least one alert can be issued and/or a command can be transmitted to regulate an environmental condition. The at least one alert can be indicative of a potential risk of harm to the object or individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: MC10, Inc.
    Inventors: Xia Li, Sanjay Gupta, Kevin J. Dowling, Isaiah Kacyvenski, Melissa Ceruolo, Barry G. Ives
  • Publication number: 20150286913
    Abstract: A system is provided for integrating conformal electronics devices into apparel. The system includes a flexible substrate onto which a flexible device is disposed. The flexible device can include a stretchable coil that can be used to receive and transmit near field communications. The flexible device also includes an integrated circuit component and a memory unit. In some examples, the device also includes a sensor that is configured to record measurement of the wearer of the apparel and/or the surrounding environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Inventors: Steven Fastert, Kevin J. Dowling, Benjamin Schlatka, Conor Rafferty
  • Patent number: 9082025
    Abstract: A system is provided for integrating conformal electronics devices into apparel. The system includes a flexible substrate onto which a flexible device is disposed. The flexible device can include a stretchable coil that can be used to receive and transmit near field communications. The flexible device also includes an integrated circuit component and a memory unit. In some examples, the device also includes a sensor that is configured to record measurement of the wearer of the apparel and/or the surrounding environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: MC10, INC.
    Inventors: Steven Fastert, Kevin J. Dowling, Benjamin Schlatka, Conor Rafferty
  • Publication number: 20150035680
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatus and devices are described for monitoring a property of an object or an individual, using a conformal sensor device that substantially conforms to contours of a portion of a surface of the object or the individual. The measurement includes data indicative of a property of a temperature of the portion of the surface and the degree of the conformal contact. An analysis engine is used to analyze the data and to generate at least one parameter indicative of the property of the temperature. Based on a comparison of the at least one parameter to a preset threshold, at least one alert can be issued and/or a command can be transmitted to regulate an environmental condition. The at least one alert can be indicative of a potential risk of harm to the object or individual.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Xia Li, Sanjay Gupta, Kevin J. Dowling, Isaiah Kacyvenski, Melissa Ceruolo, Barry G. Ives
  • Publication number: 20150019135
    Abstract: The performance of an individual is monitored based on measurements of a conformal sensor device. An example system includes a communication module to receive data indicative of a measurement of at least one sensor component of the conformal sensor device. The sensor component obtains measurement of acceleration data representative of an acceleration proximate to the portion of the individual. A comparison of a parameter computed based on the sensor component measurement to a preset performance threshold value provides an indication of the performance of the individual.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: MC10, INC.
    Inventors: ISAIAH KACYVENSKI, LIVINGSTON T. CHENG, KEVIN J. DOWLING, AMAR KENDALE, CONOR RAFFERTY
  • Publication number: 20140340857
    Abstract: An example stretchable device is described that includes electrical contacts and an interconnect coupling the electrical contacts. The interconnect has a meander-shaped configuration that includes at least one nested serpentine-shaped feature. The interconnect can be conductive or non-conductive. The meander-shaped configuration can be a serpentine structure, providing a serpentine-in-serpentine configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: MC10, INC.
    Inventors: YUNG-YU HSU, JOHN WORK, KEVIN J. DOWLING
  • Publication number: 20140192527
    Abstract: Lighting apparatus and methods employing LED light sources are described. The LED light sources are integrated with other components in the form of a luminaire or other general purpose lighting structure. Some of the lighting structures are formed as Parabolic Aluminum Reflector (PAR) luminaires, allowing them to be inserted into conventional sockets. The lighting structures display beneficial operating characteristics, such as efficient operation, high thermal dissipation, high output, and good color mixing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Kevin J. DOWLING, Ihor A. Lys, Ryan C. Williamson, Brian Roberge, Ron Roberts, Frederick Morgan, Michael Jay Datta, Tomas Jonathan Mollnow
  • Publication number: 20140188426
    Abstract: The systems and methods are provided for monitoring the forces and impacts to an object. The systems and method disclosed herein can be used to monitor forces and impacts to a human subject. In some implementations, the system can be disposed into conformal electronics that can be coupled directly to an object or disposed of other objects such as clothing and protective gear. The system can include a storage module to allow for data to be reviewed and analyzed. In some implementations, the system can also include an indicator. In some implementations, the indicator can be used to display real time analysis of impacts made by the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventors: Steven Fastert, Isaiah Kacyvenski, Kevin J. Dowling
  • Publication number: 20140097944
    Abstract: A system is provided for integrating conformal electronics devices into apparel. The system includes a flexible substrate onto which a flexible device is disposed. The flexible device can include a stretchable coil that can be used to receive and transmit near field communications. The flexible device also includes an integrated circuit component and a memory unit. In some examples, the device also includes a sensor that is configured to record measurement of the wearer of the apparel and/or the surrounding environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: MC10, INC.
    Inventors: Steven Fastert, Kevin J. Dowling, Benjamin Schlatka, Conor Rafferty