Patents by Inventor Marcus Hammond

Marcus Hammond 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: 20190138000
    Abstract: Techniques for performing multiple simultaneous pose generation for an autonomous vehicle. For instance, a system that navigates the autonomous vehicle can include at least a first component that determines first poses for the autonomous vehicle using at least a first portion of sensor data captured by one or more sensors and a second component that determines second poses for the autonomous vehicle using at least a second portion of the sensor data. The first component may have more computational resources than the second component and determine poses at a different frequency than the second component. The system may generate trajectories for the autonomous vehicle using the first poses when the first component is operating correctly. Additionally, the system may generate trajectories for the autonomous vehicle using the second poses when the first component is not operating correctly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Marcus Hammond, Timothy David Kentley-Klay
  • Patent number: 10179040
    Abstract: An animatronic eye with fluid suspension, electromagnetic drive, and video capability. The eye assembly includes a spherical, hollow outer shell that contains a suspension liquid. An inner sphere is positioned in the outer shell in the suspension liquid to be centrally floated at a distance away from the shell wall. The inner sphere includes painted portions providing a sclera and iris and includes an unpainted rear portion and front portion or pupil. The shell, liquid, and inner sphere are have matching indices of refraction such that interfaces between the components are not readily observed. A camera is provided adjacent a rear portion of the outer shell to receive light passing through the shell, liquid, and inner sphere. A drive assembly is provided including permanent magnets on the inner sphere that are driven by electromagnetic coils on the outer shell to provide frictionless yaw and pitch movements simulating eye movements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventors: Lanny Starkes Smoot, Katherine May Bassett, Marcus Hammond
  • Patent number: 10163293
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention described herein provide an apparatus and method for networked vending. According to embodiments described herein, a vending machine is provided that may be installed and managed by the venue in which it is installed. Consumers may purchase vending products from the vending machine using cashless accounts managed by an external device in communication with the vendor. The venue may manage the inventory for the vending machine by placing orders for single product inserts to be loaded in the vending machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Marcus Hammonds, Marco Perry
  • Patent number: 10124908
    Abstract: Provided herein are systems and method for autonomously or semi-autonomously landing an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) on a landing pad. The landing pad can include features configured to correct misalignment of the UAV on the landing pad. The landing pad can additionally include one or more markers than can be identified by the UAV to aid the UAV in locating the landing pad and determining the location of the UAV relative to the landing pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Kespry Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Stuart Stabler, Nathaniel Hall-Snyder, Paul Doersch, Marcus Hammond
  • Publication number: 20160307391
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention described herein provide an apparatus and method for networked vending. According to embodiments described herein, a vending machine is provided that may be installed and managed by the venue in which it is installed. Consumers may purchase vending products from the vending machine using cashless accounts managed by an external device in communication with the vendor. The venue may manage the inventory for the vending machine by placing orders for single product inserts to be loaded in the vending machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Inventors: Marcus HAMMONDS, Marco PERRY
  • Publication number: 20160257424
    Abstract: Provided herein are systems and method for autonomously or semi-autonomously landing an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) on a landing pad. The landing pad can include features configured to correct misalignment of the UAV on the landing pad. The landing pad can additionally include one or more markers than can be identified by the UAV to aid the UAV in locating the landing pad and determining the location of the UAV relative to the landing pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Inventors: Benjamin Stuart Stabler, Nathaniel Hall-Snyder, Paul Doersch, Marcus Hammond
  • Patent number: 9406187
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention described herein provide an apparatus and method for networked vending. According to embodiments described herein, a vending machine is provided that may be installed and managed by the venue in which it is installed. Consumers may purchase vending products from the vending machine using cashless accounts managed by an external device in communication with the vendor. The venue may manage the inventory for the vending machine by placing orders for single product inserts to be loaded in the vending machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Marcus Hammonds, Marco Perry
  • Patent number: 9131709
    Abstract: A frozen beverage dispensing unit includes a first replaceable frozen beverage module, a second replaceable frozen beverage module, a plumbing module, and a dispensing module. The dispensing module includes a programmable dispensing manifold for preparing frozen beverages in accordance with dispensing profiles. In an embodiment, a rotating turn table turns a beverage container in accordance with a dispensing profile. The dispensing profile includes instructions for layering of contents of different frozen beverage modules being placed in a beverage container. Moreover, the contents of different food add-in modules may also be added to the beverage container based on the selected dispensing profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Marcus Hammonds, Alice Ro, Marco Perry, Todd Brunner, Avi Bajpai
  • Publication number: 20140214162
    Abstract: An animatronic eye with fluid suspension, electromagnetic drive, and video capability. The eye assembly includes a spherical, hollow outer shell that contains a suspension liquid. An inner sphere is positioned in the outer shell in the suspension liquid to be centrally floated at a distance away from the shell wall. The inner sphere includes painted portions providing a sclera and iris and includes an unpainted rear portion and front portion or pupil. The shell, liquid, and inner sphere are have matching indices of refraction such that interfaces between the components are not readily observed. A camera is provided adjacent a rear portion of the outer shell to receive light passing through the shell, liquid, and inner sphere. A drive assembly is provided including permanent magnets on the inner sphere that are driven by electromagnetic coils on the outer shell to provide frictionless yaw and pitch movements simulating eye movements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventors: LANNY STARKES SMOOT, KATHERINE MAY BASSETT, MARCUS HAMMOND
  • Patent number: 8768524
    Abstract: A beverage dispenser receives a fluid container at an installation position and includes a data reader configured to scan product indicia on an installed container. Based on data from that scan data, a controller operates a pump and a valve to mix beverage concentrate from the installed container with a diluent that corresponds to the desired beverage. The controller mixes the concentrate and diluent at a ratio that is based on the scan data. The controller may also select the correct diluent based on the scan data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: PEPSICO, Inc.
    Inventors: Marcus Hammonds, Fernando Ubidia, John F. Lewis
  • Patent number: 8715033
    Abstract: An animatronic eye with fluid suspension, electromagnetic drive, and video capability. The eye assembly includes a spherical, hollow outer shell that contains a suspension liquid. An inner sphere is positioned in the outer shell in the suspension liquid to be centrally floated at a distance away from the shell wall. The inner sphere includes painted portions providing a sclera and iris and includes an unpainted rear portion and front portion or pupil. The shell, liquid, and inner sphere are have matching indices of refraction such that interfaces between the components are not readily observed. A camera is provided adjacent a rear portion of the outer shell to receive light passing through the shell, liquid, and inner sphere. A drive assembly is provided including permanent magnets on the inner sphere that are driven by electromagnetic coils on the outer shell to provide frictionless yaw and pitch movements simulating eye movements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Lanny Starkes Smoot, Katherine May Bassett, Marcus Hammond
  • Patent number: 8672427
    Abstract: According to certain aspects of the disclosure, embodiments of a product merchandiser incorporating a video display is described. The product merchandiser described herein contemplates the use of a rear projector video system for display of video on a reflective film that is adhered to a glass or other transparent exposed surface on the merchandiser. Aspects of the merchandiser provided herein provide a cost-effective, durable, flexible/adaptable to different merchandiser sizes, and non-static means of displaying advertising or other promotions via video directly on an exposed surface of a product merchandiser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventor: Marcus Hammonds
  • Publication number: 20110301749
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention described herein provide an apparatus and method for networked vending. According to embodiments described herein, a vending machine is provided that may be installed and managed by the venue in which it is installed. Consumers may purchase vending products from the vending machine using cashless accounts managed by an external device in communication with the vendor. The venue may manage the inventory for the vending machine by placing orders for single product inserts to be loaded in the vending machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Applicant: PEPSICO, INC.
    Inventors: Marcus Hammonds, Marco Perry
  • Publication number: 20110297272
    Abstract: A frozen beverage dispensing unit includes a first replaceable frozen beverage module, a second replaceable frozen beverage module, a plumbing module, and a dispensing module. The dispensing module includes a programmable dispensing manifold for preparing frozen beverages in accordance with dispensing profiles. In an embodiment, a rotating turn table turns a beverage container in accordance with a dispensing profile. The dispensing profile includes instructions for layering of contents of different frozen beverage modules being placed in a beverage container. Moreover, the contents of different food add-in modules may also be added to the beverage container based on the selected dispensing profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Applicant: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Marcus Hammonds, Alice Ro, Marco Perry, Todd Brunner, Avi Bajpai
  • Publication number: 20110301768
    Abstract: A beverage dispenser receives a fluid container at an installation position and includes a data reader configured to scan product indicia on an installed container. Based on data from that scan data, a controller operates a pump and a valve to mix beverage concentrate from the installed container with a diluent that corresponds to the desired beverage. The controller mixes the concentrate and diluent at a ratio that is based on the scan data. The controller may also select the correct diluent based on the scan data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Applicant: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Marcus Hammonds, Fernando Ubidia, John F. Lewis
  • Patent number: D691203
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Massimo F. d'Amore, Mikel Durham, Christine J. Sisler, Marcus Hammonds, Stephen Lim, Timothy Read, Christopher Streng, Daniel A. Streng, Brett Wieland
  • Patent number: D691204
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Massimo F. d'Amore, Mikel Durham, Christine J. Sisler, Marcus Hammonds, Stephen Lim, Timothy Read, Christopher Streng, Daniel A. Streng, Brett Wieland
  • Patent number: D691205
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Massimo F. d'Amore, Mikel Durham, Christine J. Sisler, Marcus Hammonds, Stephen Lim, Timothy Read, Christopher Streng, Daniel A. Streng, Brett Wieland
  • Patent number: D691206
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Massimo F. d'Amore, Mikel Durham, Christine J. Sisler, Marcus Hammonds, Stephen Lim, Timothy Read, Christopher Streng, Daniel A. Streng, Brett Wieland
  • Patent number: D703482
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Massimo F. d'Amore, Mikel Durham, Christine J. Sisler, Marcus Hammonds, Stephen Lim, Christopher Streng, Daniel A. Streng