Patents by Inventor Martin Kelly Jones

Martin Kelly Jones 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: 20220398552
    Abstract: A method implemented in a computer based smartphone in communication with one or more appliances via one or more networks. The method comprises monitoring health data concerning an appliance or an appliance part and adjusting the health data based on weather data. Determining that the appliance or appliance part exhibits a maintenance issue based upon the adjusted health data. Accessing a remote computer system via the computer based smartphone over an Internet. Receiving one or more suggestions on where to order, purchase, or seek repair for the appliance or appliance part from the remote computer system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2022
    Publication date: December 15, 2022
    Inventors: MARTIN KELLY JONES, SCOTT ANDREW HORSTEMEYER
  • Patent number: 11436569
    Abstract: A method implemented in a computer based smartphone in communication with one or more appliances via one or more networks. The method comprises monitoring health data concerning an appliance or an appliance part. Determining that the appliance or appliance part exhibits a maintenance issue based upon the health data. Accessing a remote computer system via the computer based smartphone over an Internet. Receiving one or more suggestions on where to order, purchase, or seek repair for the appliance or appliance part from the remote computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Martin Kelly Jones, Scott Andrew Horstemeyer
  • Publication number: 20200402021
    Abstract: A method implemented in a computer based smartphone in communication with one or more appliances via one or more networks. The method comprises monitoring health data concerning an appliance or an appliance part. Determining that the appliance or appliance part exhibits a maintenance issue based upon the health data. Accessing a remote computer system via the computer based smartphone over an Internet. Receiving one or more suggestions on where to order, purchase, or seek repair for the appliance or appliance part from the remote computer system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: MARTIN KELLY JONES, SCOTT ANDREW HORSTEMEYER
  • Patent number: 10817848
    Abstract: Systems for monitoring appliances at a site, such as a household or business office. The appliances can include, for example but not limited to, an electric oven, dishwasher, refrigerator, laundry washer, freezer, pool controller, light bulb, microwave oven, computer, motor vehicle, television, telephone, etc. In many of the embodiments, the appliance has a computer based architecture or a controller that enables communication of data concerning the electronic appliance. In some embodiments the appliance is an apparatus with a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag or other passive device that can be interrogated for information concerning the appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Martin Kelly Jones, Scott Andrew Horstemeyer
  • Patent number: 10521846
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus, and methods are disclosed for accurately identifying a mobile thing motion activity (MTMA; e.g., stationary, walking, running, biking, driving, etc.) associated with a mobile thing (MT) using sensor data from one or more sensors associated with a wireless communication device (WCD) transported by the MT, so as to enable targeted selection and communication of an advertisement that is suited for the identified MTMA. The one or more sensors produce sensor data indicative of physical movement of the WCD in three dimensional space and may include, for example, one or more of the following: an accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: IOT HUMAN MESSAGING LLC
    Inventors: Martin Kelly Jones, Scott A. Horstemeyer
  • Publication number: 20190333027
    Abstract: Systems for monitoring appliances at a site, such as a household or business office. The appliances can include, for example but not limited to, an electric oven, dishwasher, refrigerator, laundry washer, freezer, pool controller, light bulb, microwave oven, computer, motor vehicle, television, telephone, etc. In many of the embodiments, the appliance has a computer based architecture or a controller that enables communication of data concerning the electronic appliance. In some embodiments the appliance is an apparatus with a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag or other passive device that can be interrogated for information concerning the appliance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: MARTIN KELLY JONES, SCOTT ANDREW HORSTEMEYER
  • Patent number: 10366372
    Abstract: Systems for monitoring appliances at a site, such as a household or business office. The appliances can include, for example but not limited to, an electric oven, dishwasher, refrigerator, laundry washer, freezer, pool controller, light bulb, microwave oven, computer, motor vehicle, television, telephone, etc. In many of the embodiments, the appliance has a computer based architecture or a controller that enables communication of data concerning the electronic appliance. In some embodiments the appliance is an apparatus with a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag or other passive device that can be interrogated for information concerning the appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Martin Kelly Jones, Scott Andrew Horstemeyer
  • Publication number: 20180285834
    Abstract: Systems for monitoring appliances at a site, such as a household or business office. The appliances can include, for example but not limited to, an electric oven, dishwasher, refrigerator, laundry washer, freezer, pool controller, light bulb, microwave oven, computer, motor vehicle, television, telephone, etc. In many of the embodiments, the appliance has a computer based architecture or a controller that enables communication of data concerning the electronic appliance. In some embodiments the appliance is an apparatus with a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag or other passive device that can be interrogated for information concerning the appliance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: MARTIN KELLY JONES, SCOTT ANDREW HORSTEMEYER
  • Patent number: 10013677
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus are disclosed for monitoring appliances at a site, such as a household, business office, etc. The appliances can include, for example but not limited to, an electric oven, dishwasher, refrigerator, laundry washer, freezer, pool controller, light bulb, microwave oven, computer, motor vehicle, television, telephone, etc. In many of the embodiments, the appliance has a computer based architecture or a controller that enables communication of data concerning the electronic appliance. In some embodiments the appliance is an apparatus with a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag or other passive device that can be interrogated for information concerning the appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Martin Kelly Jones, Scott Andrew Horstemeyer
  • Publication number: 20180130028
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus are disclosed for monitoring appliances at a site, such as a household, business office, etc. The appliances can include, for example but not limited to, an electric oven, dishwasher, refrigerator, laundry washer, freezer, pool controller, light bulb, microwave oven, computer, motor vehicle, television, telephone, etc. In many of the embodiments, the appliance has a computer based architecture or a controller that enables communication of data concerning the electronic appliance. In some embodiments the appliance is an apparatus with a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag or other passive device that can be interrogated for information concerning the appliance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Scott Andrew Horstemeyer, Martin Kelly Jones
  • Patent number: 9799063
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus, and methods are disclosed for accurately identifying one or more mobile thing motion activity (MTMAs; e.g., stationary, walking, running, biking, driving, etc.) associated with a mobile thing (MT; e.g., a person) using sensor data from one or more sensors associated with a wireless communication device (WCD) transported by the MT and for facilitating purchase of a good or service based at least in part upon the one or more MTMAs and one or more predefined user preferences. The sensor data from the one or more sensors (e.g., accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, etc.) is designed to produce data indicative of physical movement of the WCD in three dimensions of a three dimensional (3D) space. In some embodiments, the one or more MTMAs are a plurality of instances of the same MTMA (e.g., a plurality of running sessions) and the purchase of the good or service (e.g., new running shoes) is initiated when a total time duration or total travel distance exceeds a predefined threshold (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: IOT HUMAN MESSAGING LLC
    Inventors: Martin Kelly Jones, Scott A. Horstemeyer, Maria Khomenko
  • Patent number: 9661365
    Abstract: Automated media programming (AMP) systems and methods are provided. In one embodiment of an AMP system, a computer server is communicatively coupled to the Internet and provides a website for enabling uploading of media content, sorting the media content, and downloading the media content. Independent users are permitted to submit, edit, rate, and consume media content over a broadcast media channel or network. In some embodiments of the AMP system, content on the Internet is automatically searched and topics from the searched content are automatically identified. The topics are preferably indicative of currently relevant news or events and are indicative of a type of media content that will be requested for uploading from producers. The AMP system publishes the topics to the producers, receives and stores media content uploaded from the producers that relate to the respective topics, and enable users to select and download the media content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Inventor: Martin Kelly Jones
  • Publication number: 20160247128
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus are disclosed for monitoring appliances at a site, such as a household, business office, etc. The appliances can include, for example but not limited to, an electric oven, dishwasher, refrigerator, laundry washer, freezer, pool controller, light bulb, microwave oven, computer, motor vehicle, television, telephone, etc. In many of the embodiments, the appliance has a computer based architecture or a controller that enables communication of data concerning the electronic appliance. In some embodiments the appliance is an apparatus with a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag or other passive device that can be interrogated for information concerning the appliance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Inventors: Scott Andrew Horstemeyer, Martin Kelly Jones
  • Publication number: 20160173738
    Abstract: Automated media programming (AMP) systems and methods are provided. In one embodiment of an AMP system, a computer server is communicatively coupled to the Internet and provides a website for enabling uploading of media content, sorting the media content, and downloading the media content. Independent users are permitted to submit, edit, rate, and consume media content over a broadcast media channel or network. In some embodiments of the AMP system, content on the Internet is automatically searched and topics from the searched content are automatically identified. The topics are preferably indicative of currently relevant news or events and are indicative of a type of media content that will be requested for uploading from producers. The AMP system publishes the topics to the producers, receives and stores media content uploaded from the producers that relate to the respective topics, and enable users to select and download the media content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventor: Martin Kelly Jones
  • Publication number: 20160174044
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a wireless communication device (WCD) that can be transported by a user are provided. One embodiment comprises a user interface that enables the WCD to receive inputs from the user and to provide outputs to the user. A sensor associated with the WCD produces sensor data. The sensor data indicative of physical movement of the WCD in three dimensional space. Computer program code is executed on the WCD and enables detection of a mobile thing motion activity (MTMA) associated with the user that is transporting the WCD based at least in part upon the sensor data. The code identifies computer programs and/or sensors to activate or deactivate based at least in part upon the detected MTMA. In some embodiments, the program and sensor decisions can be made based upon more than one detected MTMA, which is the same or different.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: Martin Kelly Jones, Scott Andrew Horstemeyer, Maria Khomenko
  • Publication number: 20160162043
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a wireless communication device (WCD) that can be transported by a user are provided. One embodiment comprises a user interface that enables the WCD to receive inputs from the user and to provide outputs to the user. A sensor associated with the WCD produces sensor data. The sensor data indicative of physical movement of the WCD in three dimensional space. Computer program code is executed on the WCD and enables detection of a mobile thing motion activity (MTMA) associated with the user that is transporting the WCD based at least in part upon the sensor data. The code identifies an action to initiate based at least in part upon the detected MTMA, communicates a message to the user that requests confirmation that the action should be initiated, and initiates the action when the user provides the confirmation that the action should be initiated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventors: Martin Kelly Jones, Scott Andrew Horstemeyer, Maria Khomenko
  • Publication number: 20160165281
    Abstract: Automated media programming (AMP) systems and methods are provided. In one embodiment of an AMP system, a computer server is communicatively coupled to the Internet and provides a website for enabling uploading of media content, sorting the media content, and downloading the media content. Independent users are permitted to submit, edit, rate, and consume media content over a broadcast media channel or network. In some embodiments of the AMP system, content on the Internet is automatically searched and topics from the searched content are automatically identified. The topics are preferably indicative of currently relevant news or events and are indicative of a type of media content that will be requested for uploading from producers. The AMP system publishes the topics to the producers, receives and stores media content uploaded from the producers that relate to the respective topics, and enable users to select and download the media content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventor: Martin Kelly Jones
  • Patent number: 9288523
    Abstract: Automated media programming (AMP) systems and methods are provided. In one embodiment of an AMP system, a computer server is communicatively coupled to the Internet and provides a website for enabling uploading of media content, sorting the media content, and downloading the media content. Independent users are permitted to submit, edit, rate, and consume media content over a broadcast media channel or network. In some embodiments of the AMP system, content on the Internet is automatically searched and topics from the searched content are automatically identified. The topics are preferably indicative of currently relevant news or events and are indicative of a type of media content that will be requested for uploading from producers. The AMP system publishes the topics to the producers, receives and stores media content uploaded from the producers that relate to the respective topics, and enable users to select and download the media content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Inventor: Martin Kelly Jones
  • Patent number: 9288543
    Abstract: Automated media programming (AMP) systems and methods are provided. In one embodiment of an AMP system, a computer server is communicatively coupled to the Internet and provides a website for enabling uploading of media content, sorting the media content, and downloading the media content. Independent users are permitted to submit, edit, rate, and consume media content over a broadcast media channel or network. In some embodiments of the AMP system, content on the Internet is automatically searched and topics from the searched content are automatically identified. The topics are preferably indicative of currently relevant news or events and are indicative of a type of media content that will be requested for uploading from producers. The AMP system publishes the topics to the producers, receives and stores media content uploaded from the producers that relate to the respective topics, and enable users to select and download the media content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Inventor: Martin Kelly Jones
  • Publication number: 20150317125
    Abstract: A personal electronic device (PED) is provided with a system for playing, mixing, and delivering media and activity based messages to a user based upon the activity of the user. In some embodiments, the user can define user preferences, which determine when and how and when the media is mixed and activity based messages are mixed and output. In some embodiments, the message selection is based upon monitored and detected activity, the location, or speed of the user. In some embodiments, the message selection is based upon a detection of a local environmental event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Inventors: Martin Kelly Jones, Scott Andrew Horstemeyer