Patents by Inventor Lee R. Taylor

Lee R. Taylor 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: 20220123992
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first processor; a first commissioning element to communicate with external devices using wireless communication and a first memory storing programs for commissioning a target device onto a communication network. The communication network has configuration data including a network identifier and a network key. The programs provide a user interface for commissioning the target device. The target device includes a second processor, a second wireless radio, and a second commissioning element to receive the network configuration data. The target device decodes the network configuration data to commission the target device onto the communication network. The electronic device sends the network configuration data to the target device and receives confirmation that the target device has successfully connected to the communication network. The electronic device displays the success in a user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Inventors: Jeffrey P. Mathews, Lee R. Taylor
  • Patent number: 11050615
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first processor; a first commissioning element to communicate with external devices using wireless communication and a first memory storing programs for commissioning a target device onto a communication network. The communication network has configuration data including a network identifier and a network key. The programs provide a user interface for commissioning the target device. The target device includes a second processor, a second wireless radio, and a second commissioning element to receive the network configuration data. The target device decodes the network configuration data to commission the target device onto the communication network. The electronic device sends the network configuration data to the target device and receives confirmation that the target device has successfully connected to the communication network. The electronic device displays the success in a user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey P. Mathews, Lee R. Taylor
  • Publication number: 20200244522
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first processor; a first commissioning element to communicate with external devices using wireless communication and a first memory storing programs for commissioning a target device onto a communication network. The communication network has configuration data including a network identifier and a network key. The programs provide a user interface for commissioning the target device. The target device includes a second processor, a second wireless radio, and a second commissioning element to receive the network configuration data. The target device decodes the network configuration data to commission the target device onto the communication network. The electronic device sends the network configuration data to the target device and receives confirmation that the target device has successfully connected to the communication network. The electronic device displays the success in a user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Jeffrey P. Mathews, Lee R. Taylor
  • Patent number: 10571877
    Abstract: The various implementations described herein include methods, devices, and systems for programming and controlling devices with sensor data and learning. In one aspect, a method is performed at a system having electronic devices. The system includes processors and memory. The system determines a usage pattern of the electronic devices for each of a plurality of known users within a premise. For each of a plurality of first users of the known users, the system determines a correlation factor of the usage pattern. The correlation factor includes a state of a plurality of states of the first user including an activity of the first user. The correlation factor indicates a degree to which uses of the electronic devices are correlated with the state of the first user. The system generates, for the first user, an operational profile and causes operation of the electronic devices in accordance with the operational profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey P. Mathews, Lee R. Taylor, Andrew J. Zimmer
  • Patent number: 10505797
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first processor; a first commissioning element to communicate with external devices using wireless communication and a first memory storing programs for commissioning a target device onto a communication network. The communication network has configuration data including a network identifier and a network key. The programs provide a user interface for commissioning the target device. The target device includes a second processor, a second wireless radio, and a second commissioning element to receive the network configuration data. The target device decodes the network configuration data to commission the target device onto the communication network. The electronic device sends the network configuration data to the target device and receives confirmation that the target device has successfully connected to the communication network. The electronic device displays the success in a user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey P. Mathews, Lee R. Taylor
  • Publication number: 20190025782
    Abstract: The various implementations described herein include methods, devices, and systems for programming and controlling devices with sensor data and learning. In one aspect, a method is performed at a system having electronic devices. The system includes processors and memory. The system determines a usage pattern of the electronic devices for each of a plurality of known users within a premise. For each of a plurality of first users of the known users, the system determines a correlation factor of the usage pattern. The correlation factor includes a state of a plurality of states of the first user including an activity of the first user. The correlation factor indicates a degree to which uses of the electronic devices are correlated with the state of the first user. The system generates, for the first user, an operational profile and causes operation of the electronic devices in accordance with the operational profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Jeffrey P. Mathews, Lee R. Taylor, Andrew J. Zimmer
  • Patent number: 10088818
    Abstract: A system having a plurality of electronic devices, at least one of the plurality of electronic devices having one or more processors and memory storing instructions for execution by the one or more processors, collects usage information of one or more of the plurality of electronic devices for a plurality of known users within a premise. The system then identifies, for a first user, a usage pattern of the one or more electronic devices based on the collected usage information, and determines a correlation factor of the usage pattern. Based on the determined correlation factor of the usage pattern for the first user, the system generates, for the first user, an operational profile with which to operate the one or more electronic devices, and operates the one or more electronic devices in accordance with the operational profile for the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey P. Mathews, Lee R. Taylor, Andrew J. Zimmer
  • Publication number: 20180241625
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first processor; a first commissioning element to communicate with external devices using wireless communication and a first memory storing programs for commissioning a target device onto a communication network. The communication network has configuration data including a network identifier and a network key. The programs provide a user interface for commissioning the target device. The target device includes a second processor, a second wireless radio, and a second commissioning element to receive the network configuration data. The target device decodes the network configuration data to commission the target device onto the communication network. The electronic device sends the network configuration data to the target device and receives confirmation that the target device has successfully connected to the communication network. The electronic device displays the success in a user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: Jeffrey P. Mathews, Lee R. Taylor
  • Patent number: 9998325
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first processor; a first commissioning element to communicate with external devices using wireless communication and a first memory storing programs for commissioning a target device onto a wireless local area network (WLAN). The WLAN has configuration data including a WLAN identifier and a network key. The programs provide a user interface for commissioning the target device. The target device includes a second processor, a second wireless radio, and a second commissioning element to receive the WLAN configuration data. The target device decodes the WLAN configuration data to commission the target device onto the WLAN. The electronic device sends the WLAN configuration data to the target device and receives confirmation that the target device has successfully connected to the WLAN. The electronic device displays the success in a user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey P. Mathews, Lee R. Taylor
  • Patent number: 9712244
    Abstract: A two-way optical communication apparatus includes a transmit element, a receive element and a transceive processor. The transmit and receive elements are coupled to a light pipe, and configured to transmit a first optical signal and receive a second optical signal, respectively. The transceive processor is configured to direct the transmit element to suspend transmitting the first optical signal during reception periods, and direct the receive element to sample for the second optical signal during sampling intervals within the reception periods. Each reception period lasts for a respective duration of time, and occurs in the first optical signal at a respective duty cycle. The receive element is configured to sense an ambient light level of the surrounding environment during the reception periods, and the transceive processor is configured to adjust the durations of time and the duty cycles of the reception periods according to the sensed ambient light level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey P. Mathews, Jonathan S. Bruneau, Lee R. Taylor
  • Publication number: 20170180200
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first processor; a first commissioning element to communicate with external devices using wireless communication and a first memory storing programs for commissioning a target device onto a wireless local area network (WLAN). The WLAN has configuration data including a WLAN identifier and a network key. The programs provide a user interface for commissioning the target device. The target device includes a second processor, a second wireless radio, and a second commissioning element to receive the WLAN configuration data. The target device decodes the WLAN configuration data to commission the target device onto the WLAN. The electronic device sends the WLAN configuration data to the target device and receives confirmation that the target device has successfully connected to the WLAN. The electronic device displays the success in a user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: Jeffrey P. Mathews, Lee R. Taylor
  • Patent number: 9591690
    Abstract: An application is provided on a smart wireless device for commissioning a target device disposed in proximity to the smart wireless device onto a wireless local area network (WLAN). The application is configured to display a user interface, format and communicate one or more WLAN configuration packets that convey WLAN configuration data associated with the WLAN according to a predetermined format, and receive information indicating that the target device has successfully entered the WLAN. The application is also configured to after the smart wireless device enters the WLAN, communicate device configuration data to the target device. The device configuration data include smart wireless device information that identifies the smart wireless device for facilitating communication between the smart wireless device and the target device over the WLAN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey P. Mathews, Lee R. Taylor
  • Publication number: 20160352430
    Abstract: A two-way optical communication apparatus includes a transmit element, a receive element and a transceive processor. The transmit and receive elements are coupled to a light pipe, and configured to transmit a first optical signal and receive a second optical signal, respectively. The transceive processor is configured to direct the transmit element to suspend transmitting the first optical signal during reception periods, and direct the receive element to sample for the second optical signal during sampling intervals within the reception periods. Each reception period lasts for a respective duration of time, and occurs in the first optical signal at a respective duty cycle. The receive element is configured to sense an ambient light level of the surrounding environment during the reception periods, and the transceive processor is configured to adjust the durations of time and the duty cycles of the reception periods according to the sensed ambient light level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Inventors: Jeffrey P. Mathews, Jonathan S. Bruneau, Lee R. Taylor
  • Patent number: 9485790
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for commissioning a target device onto a wireless local area network (WLAN). The apparatus includes a smart wireless device. The smart wireless device has commissioning logic and a transducer. The commissioning logic is configured to format and direct transmission of one or more WLAN configuration packets that convey WLAN configuration data. The transducer is coupled to the commissioning logic, and is configured to transmit the one or more WLAN configuration packets over the transmission path to the target device, wherein the transducer is an existing component of the smart wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey P. Mathews, Lee R. Taylor
  • Publication number: 20160270147
    Abstract: An application is provided on a smart wireless device for commissioning a target device disposed in proximity to the smart wireless device onto a wireless local area network (WLAN). The application is configured to display a user interface, format and communicate one or more WLAN configuration packets that convey WLAN configuration data associated with the WLAN according to a predetermined format, and receive information indicating that the target device has successfully entered the WLAN. The application is also configured to after the smart wireless device enters the WLAN, communicate device configuration data to the target device. The device configuration data include smart wireless device information that identifies the smart wireless device for facilitating communication between the smart wireless device and the target device over the WLAN.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventors: Jeffrey P. Mathews, Lee R. Taylor
  • Patent number: 9413463
    Abstract: An two-way optical communication apparatus, including a transmit element, a receive element, and a transceive processor. The transmit element is coupled to a light pipe, and transmits a first signal. The receive element is coupled to the light pipe, and receives a second signal. The transceive processor directs the transmit element to pause and then resume transmitting the first signal during first intervals, and directs the receive element to sample for the second signal during one or more second intervals within each of the first intervals, where the each of the first intervals is less than a first value and the first intervals occur at a duty cycle no greater than a second value, and where the first and second values are controlled by the transceive processor such that a user perceives the first optical signal as having a constant state for a third interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey P. Mathews, Jonathan S. Bruneau, Lee R. Taylor
  • Publication number: 20160050696
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for commissioning a target device onto a wireless local area network (WLAN). The apparatus includes a smart wireless device. The smart wireless device has commissioning logic and a transducer. The commissioning logic is configured to format and direct transmission of one or more WLAN configuration packets that convey WLAN configuration data. The transducer is coupled to the commissioning logic, and is configured to transmit the one or more WLAN configuration packets over the transmission path to the target device, wherein the transducer is an existing component of the smart wireless device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Inventors: Jeffrey P. Mathews, Lee R. Taylor
  • Patent number: 9198204
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for commissioning a target device onto a wireless local area network (WLAN). The apparatus includes a smart wireless device. The smart wireless device has commissioning logic and a transducer. The commissioning logic is configured to format and direct transmission of one or more WLAN configuration packets that convey WLAN configuration data. The transducer is coupled to the commissioning logic, and is configured to transmit the one or more WLAN configuration packets over the transmission path to the target device, wherein the transducer is an existing component of the smart wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey P. Mathews, Lee R. Taylor
  • Publication number: 20150063821
    Abstract: An two-way optical communication apparatus, including a transmit element, a receive element, and a transceive processor. The transmit element is coupled to a light pipe, and transmits a first signal. The receive element is coupled to the light pipe, and receives a second signal. The transceive processor directs the transmit element to pause and then resume transmitting the first signal during first intervals, and directs the receive element to sample for the second signal during one or more second intervals within each of the first intervals, where the each of the first intervals is less than a first value and the first intervals occur at a duty cycle no greater than a second value, and where the first and second values are controlled by the transceive processor such that a user perceives the first optical signal as having a constant state for a third interval.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: JEFFREY P. MATHEWS, JONATHAN S. BRUNEAU, LEE R. TAYLOR
  • Publication number: 20130272223
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for commissioning a target device onto a wireless local area network (WLAN). The apparatus includes a smart wireless device. The smart wireless device has commissioning logic and a transducer. The commissioning logic is configured to format and direct transmission of one or more WLAN configuration packets that convey WLAN configuration data. The transducer is coupled to the commissioning logic, and is configured to transmit the one or more WLAN configuration packets over the transmission path to the target device, wherein the transducer is an existing component of the smart wireless device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: Jeffrey P. Mathews, Lee R. Taylor