Patents by Inventor Mark Callaway

Mark Callaway 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: 11836232
    Abstract: A method and system of performing an authentication of a person in order to activate a smart card for access to a secured resource is disclosed. The system and method are configured to collect image data and compare the image data to facial model data stored on the smart card. The system detects whether there is a match between the image data and any facial signatures previously collected and stored in the smart card. If there is a match, the system verifies an identity of the person and can be configured to automatically activate the smart card for a limited period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Ravi Durairaj, Gregory Brian Meyer, Oscar Roberto Tijerina, Sean Carl Mitchem, Stacy Callaway Huggar, Ruthie D. Lyle, Nathan Lee Post, Mark Anthony Lopez, Nolan Serrao
  • Patent number: 11837085
    Abstract: Methods and systems for a graduated process of increasing bandwidth and increasing complexity to identify and confirm a location of a target vehicle based on information received from motor vehicles are described. In one embodiment, a method for detection of a target vehicle includes requesting, from one or more remote devices in a geographic area, information associated with a target vehicle. The method also includes receiving, from the one or more remote devices, information associated with the target vehicle. The method further includes determining whether the received information associated with the target vehicle matches the requested information. Upon determining that the received information matches the requested information, the method includes increasing at least one of a bandwidth or a complexity level of the requested information associated with the target vehicle and decreasing the geographic area associated with the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Ravi Durairaj, Gregory Brian Meyer, Oscar Roberto Tijerina, Sean Carl Mitchem, Stacy Callaway Huggar, Ruthie D. Lyle, Nathan Lee Post, Mark Anthony Lopez, Nolan Serrao
  • Patent number: 11738847
    Abstract: An interface unit providing an interface between a control and sensor system of an assisted vessel with thrust capabilities and a master dynamic positioning system. The master dynamic positioning system is configured to control a number of auxiliary vessels as one unit and control the thrust capabilities of the assisted vessel for assisting in maneuvering of the assisted vessel. A master dynamic positioning system comprises the interface unit above. A system for assisting in maneuvering of a vessel with thrust capabilities comprises the master dynamic positioning system controlling a number of auxiliary vessels as one unit for assisting in maneuvering of an assisted vessel. A dynamic positioning system of each of the auxiliary vessels is controlled by the master dynamic positioning system. The master dynamic positioning system controls the thrust capabilities of the assisted vessel. The master dynamic positioning system may be provided on-board a tugboat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: KONGSBERG MARITIME AS
    Inventors: Mark Callaway, Anite Lee Jin Teo, Nils Sigmund Breivik, Shaun Dawson
  • Patent number: 11720121
    Abstract: Methods and systems for deploying autonomous vehicles to form a barricade in a coordinated response to an imminent threat are described. In one embodiment, a method for deploying autonomous vehicles to form a barricade is described. The method includes determining at least one location for a barricade and determining a plurality of autonomous vehicles that are available to form the barricade. The method also includes sending instructions to the plurality of autonomous vehicles to form the barricade at the at least one location. In response to the instructions, the plurality of autonomous vehicles are configured to move to the at least one location and form the barricade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Ravi Durairaj, Gregory Brian Meyer, Oscar Roberto Tijerina, Sean Carl Mitchem, Stacy Callaway Huggar, Ruthie D. Lyle, Nathan Lee Post, Mark Anthony Lopez, Nolan Serrao
  • Patent number: 11663686
    Abstract: A system and method for verifying a driver seated in a driver's seat of a vehicle is disclosed. The method includes scanning a license of the driver seated in the driver's seat of the vehicle to obtain a driver profile and detecting biometric information of the driver using one or more sensors in the vehicle. The driver profile includes biometric information. The method compares the detected biometric information with the biometric information of the driver profile to verify that the license of the driver seated in the vehicle matches the driver seated in the vehicle. The method may notify a provider computer system as to whether the license of the driver matches the driver seated in the vehicle. The method may adjust vehicle components based on preferences of the driver profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Ravi Durairaj, Gregory Brian Meyer, Oscar Roberto Tijerina, Sean Carl Mitchem, Stacy Callaway Huggar, Ruthie D. Lyle, Nathan Lee Post, Mark Anthony Lopez, Nolan Serrao
  • Patent number: 11654821
    Abstract: A system and method for changing the exterior color of a vehicle is disclosed. The system includes a vehicle with a color change system integrated into the vehicle body of the vehicle. The color change system can change the color of a portion of the vehicle body in response to commands from a color change module running on a computing system within the vehicle. The color change module can detect information about the vehicle's environment to determine an appropriate target exterior vehicle color that contrasts substantially with the vehicle's environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Ravi Durairaj, Gregory Brian Meyer, Oscar Roberto Tijerina, Sean Carl Mitchem, Stacy Callaway Huggar, Ruthie D. Lyle, Nathan Lee Post, Mark Anthony Lopez, Nolan Serrao
  • Patent number: 11447208
    Abstract: Disclosed is a vessel with a semi automatic or automatic vessel mooring system and a method of mooring with such a system. The vessel includes a hull, a mooring line winch unit, at least one mooring line extending from said winch unit, and a weight at an end of the at least one mooring line. A mooring line guide boom with at least one mooring line guide on a mooring line guide portion is movable between a retracted position aligned with the hull, and an extended position. In the extended position the mooring line guide boom allows the winch unit to lower the weight at the end of the mooring line extending through the mooring line guide and onto a quay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Inventors: Sauli Petteri Sipilä, Oskar Levander, Mark Callaway, Michal Romek
  • Patent number: 11052974
    Abstract: The invention relates to a tug controller and a tug for maneuvering a towed vessel, comprising a dynamic positioning system, and a tow equipment comprising a towline connected to the towed vessel, wherein the tow equipment is automatically controlled by the dynamic positioning system based on a plurality of input parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: KONGSBERG MARITIME AS
    Inventor: Mark Callaway
  • Patent number: 10877170
    Abstract: The invention allows vessel monitoring based on directionally captured ambient sounds. A remote operation centre for monitoring a vessel comprises a set of speakers and a controller. The controller comprises an input unit configured to receive at least one microphone signal from at least one on-board directional microphone of an array of on-board directional microphones. The controller further comprises a processing unit configured to analyze the received at least one microphone signal and to generate speaker-specific directional output signals based on the analysis. The controller further comprises an output unit configured to send the generated speaker-specific directional output signals to respective one or more speakers of the set of speakers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: KONGSBERG MARITIME FINLAND OY
    Inventors: Sauli Sipilä, Mark Callaway, Mikko Mertovaara, Lasse Lindell
  • Publication number: 20200369358
    Abstract: An interface unit providing an interface between a control and sensor system of an assisted vessel with thrust capabilities and a master dynamic positioning system. The master dynamic positioning system is configured to control a number of auxiliary vessels as one unit and control the thrust capabilities of the assisted vessel for assisting in maneuvering of the assisted vessel. A master dynamic positioning system comprises the interface unit above. A system for assisting in maneuvering of a vessel with thrust capabilities comprises the master dynamic positioning system controlling a number of auxiliary vessels as one unit for assisting in maneuvering of an assisted vessel. A dynamic positioning system of each of the auxiliary vessels is controlled by the master dynamic positioning system. The master dynamic positioning system controls the thrust capabilities of the assisted vessel. The master dynamic positioning system may be provided on-board a tugboat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Mark CALLAWAY, Anite Lee Jin TEO, Nils Sigmund BREIVIK, Shaun DAWSON
  • Publication number: 20200354021
    Abstract: Disclosed is a vessel with a semi automatic or automatic vessel mooring system and a method of mooring with such a system. The vessel includes a hull, a mooring line winch unit, at least one mooring line extending from said winch unit, and a weight at an end of the at least one mooring line. A mooring line guide boom with at least one mooring line guide on a mooring line guide portion is movable between a retracted position aligned with the hull, and an extended position. In the extended position the mooring line guide boom allows the winch unit to lower the weight at the end of the mooring line extending through the mooring line guide and onto a quay.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: Kongsberg Maritime CM AS
    Inventors: Sauli Petteri SIPILÄ, Oskar LEVANDER, Mark CALLAWAY, Michal ROMEK
  • Publication number: 20200003916
    Abstract: The invention allows vessel monitoring based on directionally captured ambient sounds. A remote operation centre for monitoring a vessel comprises a set of speakers and a controller. The controller comprises an input unit configured to receive at least one microphone signal from at least one on-board directional microphone of an array of on-board directional microphones. The controller further comprises a processing unit configured to analyze the received at least one microphone signal and to generate speaker-specific directional output signals based on the analysis. The controller further comprises an output unit configured to send the generated speaker-specific directional output signals to respective one or more speakers of the set of speakers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Sauli SIPILÄ, Mark CALLAWAY, Mikko Mertovaara, Lasse LINDELL
  • Publication number: 20190315440
    Abstract: The invention relates to a tug controller and a tug for maneuvering a towed vessel, comprising a dynamic positioning system, and a tow equipment comprising a towline connected to the towed vessel, wherein the tow equipment is automatically controlled by the dynamic positioning system based on a plurality of input parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventor: Mark Callaway