Patents by Inventor M Jason August

M Jason August 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: 20150075047
    Abstract: A system for tracking weapon health includes a low frequency networked radio tag coupled with a firearm, said radio tag configured to receive and send data signals; a reader configured to be in operative communication with the tag antenna; and a display configured to display data relating to weapon health. The radio tag includes a shot sensor, a shot count register for tracking the number of shots fired and cadence registers for tracking the intervals between shots.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: Visible Assets, Inc.
    Inventors: M. Jason August, Rod Gilchrist, John Stevens, Florin Tarcoci, Paul Waterhouse
  • Patent number: 8710990
    Abstract: A pedigree tag for tracking and validating authenticity of contents in a container includes: a radio frequency modem operable at a low radio frequency, not exceeding one megahertz, and including a full duplex transmitter and receiver; an antenna operatively coupled with the radio frequency modem; a programmable microprocessor operatively coupled with the radio frequency modem; a memory operatively coupled with the programmable microprocessor; a clock; and a connector for connecting a power source for providing power to the microprocessor; wherein the pedigree tag is in a form factor conformable to the container to which it is affixed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Visible Assets, Inc.
    Inventors: M. Jason August, John K. Stevens, Paul Waterhouse
  • Patent number: 8681000
    Abstract: A lifecycle management system for detection and tracking of drillpipes which carry low radio frequency tags that comprise an inductive antenna and transceiver operable at a first radio frequency below 1 megahertz, a transceiver operatively connected to that antenna, an ID data storage device, a microprocessor for handling data from the transceiver and data store, and a tag energization inductive antenna which can receive radio frequency energy from an ambient radio frequency field of a second low radio frequency. The system includes a field communication inductive antenna disposed, preferably at a distance of several feet from each object, that permits effective communication therewith at the aforesaid first radio frequency, a data receiver, transmitter and reader data processor in operative communication with the field communication inductive antenna, and a field energization inductive antenna which can produce the ambient radio frequency field at the tag energization inductive antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Visible Assets, Inc.
    Inventors: M. Jason August, Paul Waterhouse, John K. Stevens
  • Patent number: 8514141
    Abstract: A low frequency inductive two-way radio transceiver tag is provided that has separate antennas for transmitting and receiving signals within a reading volume. Thus, the tag of the invention includes both a transmit antenna and a receiving antenna, either separately or as a single antenna tuneable between two functional states with different impedances. The impedance of the receiving antenna is greater than the impedance of the transmitting antenna. For example, the impedance of the receiving antenna may be greater than the impedance of the transmitting antenna by a factor of 103.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Visible Assets, Inc.
    Inventors: M. Jason August, John K. Stevens, Paul Waterhouse
  • Patent number: 8378841
    Abstract: Identification and tracking of hollow pipes at a site where the hollow pipes are to be stored or interconnected, such as an oil drilling site where the aforesaid hollow pipes are to be connected and the drillstring of pipes is to be inserted into a drilled hole on solid ground or under a deepsea drilling platform is achieved. Each hollow pipe is provided with a low frequency radio frequency identification (RFID) tag attached to the pipe's outer surface. The RFID tag is operable at a low radio frequency not exceeding 1.0 megahertz and may be disposed within a recess in the pipe's outer surface. A tracking system provides communication be the tags and a reader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Visible Assets, Inc
    Inventors: John K. Stevens, M. Jason August, Paul Waterhouse
  • Patent number: 8223019
    Abstract: A method for identifying, tracking, and monitoring a firearm includes steps of: attaching a low frequency radio tag to the firearm; storing, in the data storage device of the radio tag, identification data relating to the firearm; and reading the identification data from the transceiver by interrogating the radio tag. The radio tag includes a shot sensor, a shot count register for tracking the number of shots fired and cadence registers for tracking the intervals between shots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Visible Assets, Inc.
    Inventors: M. Jason August, John K. Stevens, Paul Waterhouse
  • Publication number: 20120131828
    Abstract: A system for tracking weapon health includes a low frequency networked radio tag coupled with a firearm, said radio tag configured to receive and send data signals; a reader configured to be in operative communication with the tag antenna; and a display configured to display data relating to weapon health. The radio tag includes a shot sensor, a shot count register for tracking the number of shots fired and cadence registers for tracking the intervals between shots.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Applicant: VISIBLE ASSETS, INC.
    Inventors: M. Jason August, RodGilchrist, John K. Stevens, Florin Tarcoci, Paul Waterhouse
  • Patent number: 8125340
    Abstract: A method for providing real-time visibility on a construction project includes steps of: attaching a low-frequency, ultra low-power, two-way transceiver radio tag to each construction material to be used in the construction project; storing data relating to the construction material in the tag; and reading the data from the transceiver of the tag by interrogating the radio tag with radio frequency interrogation signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Visible Assets, Inc.
    Inventors: M Jason August, John Stevens, Alexander Tkachenko, Paul Waterhouse
  • Publication number: 20110298582
    Abstract: A pedigree tag for tracking and validating authenticity of contents in a container includes: a radio frequency modem operable at a low radio frequency, not exceeding one megahertz, and including a full duplex transmitter and receiver; an antenna operatively coupled with the radio frequency modem; a programmable microprocessor operatively coupled with the radio frequency modem; a memory operatively coupled with the programmable microprocessor; a clock; and a connector for connecting a power source for providing power to the microprocessor; wherein the pedigree tag is in a form factor conformable to the container to which it is affixed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Applicant: Visible Assets, Inc.
    Inventors: M. Jason August, John K. Stevens, Paul Waterhouse
  • Patent number: 8004413
    Abstract: A system and associated tag for detecting and tracking people makes use of a low radio frequency detection tag. Each tag comprises an antenna operate at a at a low radio frequency not exceeding 1 megahertz, a transceiver connected to the tag's antenna operable to transmit and receive data signals at low radio frequency, a data storage for storing the tag identification data, a data processor operable to process data received from the transceiver and the data storage device and causes the transceiver to emit an identification signal based upon the stored identification data, and an energy source to supply power for the operation of the tag's transceiver and data processor. The tag also includes a display operable to display data relating to the tag and to a person carrying said tag. A field antenna is used with a reader, a transmitter and a central data processor to provide communication between the tags and the central data processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Visible Assets, Inc.
    Inventors: John K Stevens, M Jason August, Paul Waterhouse, Kenneth Truong, Christopher W Verge, Michael J Vandenberg
  • Publication number: 20110169657
    Abstract: A lifecycle management system for detection and tracking of drillpipes which carry low radio frequency tags that comprise an inductive antenna and transceiver operable at a first radio frequency below 1 megahertz, a transceiver operatively connected to that antenna, an ID data storage device, a microprocessor for handling data from the transceiver and data store, and a tag energization inductive antenna which can receive radio frequency energy from an ambient radio frequency field of a second low radio frequency. The system includes a field communication inductive antenna disposed, preferably at a distance of several feet from each object, that permits effective communication therewith at the aforesaid first radio frequency, a data receiver, transmitter and reader data processor in operative communication with the field communication inductive antenna, and a field energization inductive antenna which can produce the ambient radio frequency field at the tag energization inductive antenna.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2010
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Applicant: VISIBLE ASSETS, INC.
    Inventors: M. Jason August, Paul Waterhouse, John K. Stevens
  • Publication number: 20110163857
    Abstract: A system for detection and tracking of objects which carry low radio frequency tags that comprise an inductive antenna and transceiver operable at a radio frequency below 1 megahertz, a transceiver operatively connected to that antenna, an ID data storage device, a microprocessor for handling data from the transceiver and data store, and an energy harvesting device to capture energy from an energy condition at said object. The system includes a field communication inductive antenna disposed, preferably at a distance of several feet from each object, and at an orientation that permits effective communication with the tag antennas at the aforesaid radio frequency, a data receiver, transmitter and reader data processor in operative communication with the field communication inductive antenna. The aforesaid tag communication inductive antenna may have a ferrite core to enhance data reception.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2010
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Applicant: VISIBLE ASSETS, INC.
    Inventors: M. Jason August, Paul Waterhouse, John K. Stevens
  • Publication number: 20110163882
    Abstract: A system for detection and tracking of objects which carry low radio frequency tags that comprise an inductive antenna and transceiver operable at a first radio frequency below 1 megahertz, a transceiver operatively connected to that antenna, an ID data storage device, a microprocessor for handling data from the transceiver and data store, and a tag energization inductive antenna which can receive radio frequency energy from an ambient radio frequency field of a second low radio frequency. The system includes a field communication inductive antenna disposed, preferably at a distance of several feet from each object, that permits effective communication therewith at the aforesaid first radio frequency, a data receiver, transmitter and reader data processor in operative communication with the field communication inductive antenna, and a field energization inductive antenna which can produce the ambient radio frequency field at the tag energization inductive antenna.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2010
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Applicant: VISIBLE ASSETS, INC.
    Inventors: M. Jason August, Paul Waterhouse, John K. Stevens
  • Publication number: 20110090846
    Abstract: A portable access point device is formed from a handheld computing device; an environmentally hardened case disposed around the computing device, and an access point module for reading and writing data to low frequency active radiating transceiver tags, such as RuBeeĀ® tags. The access point module is connected to the handheld computing device and the environmentally hardened case to provide a unitary handheld device, and the access point module transfers data between the handheld computing device and tags within communication range of the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Applicant: Visible Assets, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Hao, Tom Papadopoulos, Florin Tarcoci, Rodney D. Gilchrist, John K. Stevens, Christopher W. Verge, Paul Waterhouse, M. Jason August
  • Publication number: 20110067282
    Abstract: A method for identifying, tracking, and monitoring a firearm includes steps of: attaching a low frequency radio tag to the firearm; storing, in the data storage device of the radio tag, identification data relating to the firearm; and reading the identification data from the transceiver by interrogating the radio tag. The radio tag includes a shot sensor, a shot count register for tracking the number of shots fired and cadence registers for tracking the intervals between shots.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2009
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Applicant: Visible Assets, Inc
    Inventors: M. Jason AUGUST, John K. STEVENS, Paul WATERHOUSE
  • Publication number: 20100259459
    Abstract: A low frequency inductive two-way radio transceiver tag is provided that has separate antennas for transmitting and receiving signals within a reading volume. Thus, the tag of the invention includes both a transmit antenna and a receiving antenna, either separately or as a single antenna tuneable between two functional states with different impedances. The impedance of the receiving antenna is greater than the impedance of the transmitting antenna. For example, the impedance of the receiving antenna may be greater than the impedance of the transmitting antenna by a factor of 103.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2010
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Applicant: VISIBLE ASSETS, INC
    Inventors: M. Jason August, John K. Stevens, Paul Waterhouse
  • Publication number: 20100253510
    Abstract: The invention disclosed provides a method, system, and associated tag for detection and tracking of inanimate and animate objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2010
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Applicant: VISIBLE ASSETS, INC
    Inventors: Paul Waterhouse, Christopher W. Verge, Michael J. Vandenberg, Kenneth Truong, John K. Stevens, M. Jason August
  • Publication number: 20100245075
    Abstract: Identification and tracking of hollow pipes at a site where the hollow pipes are to be stored or interconnected, such as an oil drilling site where the aforesaid hollow pipes are to be connected and the drillstring of pipes is to be inserted into a drilled hole on solid ground or under a deepsea drilling platform is achieved. Each hollow pipe is provided with a low frequency radio frequency identification (RFID) tag attached to the pipe's outer surface. The RFID tag is operable at a low radio frequency not exceeding 1.0 megahertz and may be disposed within a recess in the pipe's outer surface. A tracking system provides communication be the tags and a reader.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: Visible Assets, Inc.
    Inventors: John K. Stevens, M. Jason August, Paul Waterhouse
  • Patent number: 7675422
    Abstract: The invention disclosed provides a method, system, and associated tag for detection and tracking of inanimate and animate objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Assignee: Visible Assets, Inc.
    Inventors: John K Stevens, M Jason August, Paul Waterhouse, Kenneth Truong, Christopher W Verge, Michael J Vandenberg
  • Patent number: 7663494
    Abstract: The invention disclosed provides a method, system, and tag for detection and tracking of objects. The method includes the steps of: a) attaching to each of the objects a low radio frequency detection tag having an antenna, a transceiver, a data storage device operable to store data including identification data, a programmed data processor, and an energy source; b) storing, in the data storage device of each tag, shipping data; c) commingling the objects in a repository provided with a large loop field antenna; d) reading the identification data and shipping data from the transceiver of each tag by interrogating all tags commingled in said repository with data signals via said field antenna; and e) transmitting the identification data and shipping data from each tag to a central data processor to provide a tally of the objects in said repository.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: Visible Assets, Inc
    Inventors: John K Stevens, M Jason August, Paul Watehouse, Kenneth Truong, Christopher W Verge, Michael J Vandenberg