Patents by Inventor Michael E. Russell

Michael E. Russell 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: 20210046345
    Abstract: A fire-fighting system includes a pump, a nozzle for directing fluid flow from the pump to a target area, a discharge valve controlling fluid flow between the pump and the nozzle, a sensor coupled to the nozzle, and a controller communicatively coupled to the sensor. The sensor detects movement of the nozzle and generates a signal indicative of the detected movement. The controller communicatively coupled is configured to receive the signal from the sensor, and control at least one of the discharge valve, the pump, and the nozzle based on the detected movement of the nozzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Michael A. Laskaris, Nick Ramirez, Daniel B. Teixeira, Jason Cerrano, Craig E. Kneidel, Jon A. Jenkins, James M. Johnson, James Douglas Kramer, Andrea M. Russell, Peter Lauffenburger
  • Patent number: 10839158
    Abstract: A method includes detecting, by sensors, a current context associated with an electronic device. The method includes dynamically loading a neural network and selected features into a phrase-spotting audio front-end (AFE) processor. The neural network is configured, based on the current context, with at least one domain having an associated set(s) of trigger words. The method includes detecting, audio content that matches a trigger word from among the sets of trigger words associated with the at least one selected domain. The method includes in response to detecting audio content that matches the trigger word, outputting a wake-up signal to an application processor (AP). The AFE processor utilizes less computational resources than the AP. The method includes, in response to receiving the wake-up signal, the AP waking up and performing additional computation based on the matching trigger word. The method includes outputting results of the additional computation to an output device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Zhengping Ji, Rachid Alameh, Michael E. Russell
  • Patent number: 10833424
    Abstract: A communication device provides an elongate antenna element having a first and a second end separated by an aperture. A transceiver is electrically grounded to a ground plane and communicatively coupled via an antenna feed to the elongate antenna element. A first conductor is electrically attached to a first edge of the ground plane. An antenna switching controller selectively actuates the aperture switch to be in one of the open and closed positions based on whether the communication device is positioned on a body. The open position electrically isolates (a) the first end of the elongate antenna element; (b) the second end of the elongate antenna element; and (c) the first conductor. The closed position electrically couples: (a) the first end of the elongate antenna element; (b) the second end of the elongate antenna element; and (c) the first conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Kasra Ghaemi, Eric L. Krenz, Michael E. Russell
  • Publication number: 20200280141
    Abstract: A communication device provides an elongate antenna element having a first and a second end separated by an aperture. A transceiver is electrically grounded to a ground plane and communicatively coupled via an antenna feed to the elongate antenna element. A first conductor is electrically attached to a first edge of the ground plane. An antenna switching controller selectively actuates the aperture switch to be in one of the open and closed positions based on whether the communication device is positioned on a body. The open position electrically isolates (a) the first end of the elongate antenna element; (b) the second end of the elongate antenna element; and (c) the first conductor. The closed position electrically couples: (a) the first end of the elongate antenna element; (b) the second end of the elongate antenna element; and (c) the first conductor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: KASRA GHAEMI, ERIC L. KRENZ, MICHAEL E. RUSSELL
  • Patent number: 10735654
    Abstract: The present invention relates to projectiles and munitions, and more specifically to such in flight. More particularly the present invention relates to projectiles and munitions in flight equipped with one or more image sensors adapted for acquiring image data of the environment surrounding the projection or munition in flight. The present invention further relates to systems and methods for correcting or stabilizing motion effects and artifacts present in the image data related to the movement or motion of the projectile or munition in flight, including spin or rotation of the projectile or munition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Orbital Research Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Jankowski, Douglas E. Russell
  • Publication number: 20200242198
    Abstract: A method includes detecting, by sensors, a current context associated with an electronic device. The method includes dynamically loading a neural network and selected features into a phrase-spotting audio front-end (AFE) processor. The neural network is configured, based on the current context, with at least one domain having an associated set(s) of trigger words. The method includes detecting, audio content that matches a trigger word from among the sets of trigger words associated with the at least one selected domain. The method includes in response to detecting audio content that matches the trigger word, outputting a wake-up signal to an application processor (AP). The AFE processor utilizes less computational resources than the AP. The method includes, in response to receiving the wake-up signal, the AP waking up and performing additional computation based on the matching trigger word. The method includes outputting results of the additional computation to an output device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: ZHENGPING JI, RACHID ALAMEH, MICHAEL E. RUSSELL
  • Publication number: 20200221400
    Abstract: An electronic device, method, and computer program product provide an asynchronous quick connection or reconnection between wireless connecting devices for low-latency transitions in presentation of content to a user. A first device transmits an out-of-band frame sync signal to a second device to prompt the second device to synchronize clocks with the first device and to one of: (i) connect; and (ii) reconnect an over-the-air (OTA) communication session with the first device. First and second devices establish the OTA communication session. The establishment is expedited by the out-of-band frame sync signal. First device transmits output data, via the in-band OTA session, by the first device to the second device to present the output data on a second user output device of the second device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: JOHN J. GORSICA, MICHAEL E. RUSSELL
  • Patent number: 10698117
    Abstract: Implementations relate to systems and methods for location assistance using devices (104) in a personal area network (PAN). In one scenario, a user may use two separate location-enabled devices, such as a wearable personal device (102) and a cellular telephone device (104). In cases, one of those devices may have reached a higher or farther-developed state in terms of generating or storing location information (108) for the user's current position, as compared to the opposite device. This can take place, for instance, when the first (e.g. wearable) device (102) is first turned on. The two devices use platforms and techniques to exchange location information and carry out GPS or other operations to furnish the device that is lagging in position processing progress with assistance which will speed up or otherwise enhance the position fix for that device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Vijay L. Asrani, Michael E. Russell
  • Patent number: 10159055
    Abstract: A system and method for time-aiding an autonomous Global Positioning System device over a Bluetooth connection allows for a faster time to fix by allowing faster acquisition of time and ephemeris data. The time-aiding information may be distributed in a one-to-one manner or in a manner that allows for the synchronization of multiple devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Timothy M. McCune, Michael E. Russell
  • Patent number: 10085231
    Abstract: This application is directed to a method for initiating a driver mode or a passenger mode of an electronic device. A first wireless device determines whether a second wireless device associated with the user is communicatively connected to a vehicle. The second wireless device is distinct from the first wireless device. In accordance with determination that the second wireless device is connected to the vehicle, the first wireless device causes at least one of the first wireless device, the second wireless device and the vehicle kit device to operate in the driver mode configured for exchanging information between a driver and the vehicle. In accordance with determination that the second wireless device is not connected to the vehicle, the first wireless device detects that the first client device operates in proximity to the vehicle, and prevents the first and second wireless devices from operating in the driver mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventors: Amit Jain, Michael E. Russell
  • Publication number: 20180103447
    Abstract: This application is directed to a method for initiating a driver mode or a passenger mode of an electronic device. A first wireless device determines whether a second wireless device associated with the user is communicatively connected to a vehicle. The second wireless device is distinct from the first wireless device. In accordance with determination that the second wireless device is connected to the vehicle, the first wireless device causes at least one of the first wireless device, the second wireless device and the vehicle kit device to operate in the driver mode configured for exchanging information between a driver and the vehicle. In accordance with determination that the second wireless device is not connected to the vehicle, the first wireless device detects that the first client device operates in proximity to the vehicle, and prevents the first and second wireless devices from operating in the driver mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Inventors: Amit Jain, Michael E. Russell
  • Patent number: 9844018
    Abstract: In embodiments of vehicle detection, a first wireless device includes an interface to establish a wireless connection with a second wireless device. The first wireless device further includes a vehicle detection application that is configured to determine that the user is in a vehicle based on a connection status of the second wireless device with a vehicle kit device associated with the vehicle. In some embodiments, the vehicle detection application initiates a driver mode responsive to determining that the user is a driver of the vehicle, and initiates a passenger mode responsive to determining that the user is a passenger in the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventors: Amit Jain, Michael E. Russell
  • Publication number: 20170295555
    Abstract: A system and method for time-aiding an autonomous Global Positioning System device over a Bluetooth connection allows for a faster time to fix by allowing faster acquisition of time and ephemeris data. The time-aiding information may be distributed in a one-to-one manner or in a manner that allows for the synchronization of multiple devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Inventors: Timothy M. McCune, Michael E. Russell
  • Publication number: 20170230912
    Abstract: In a method of controlling power level of transmit signals from a wireless communication device that is communicating with a plurality of wireless ad-hoc network nodes as part of an ad-hoc network, a value of a usage parameter of a communication between the wireless device and a first wireless ad-hoc network node of the plurality of nodes is detected. A power level of a transmit signal from the wireless device to the first wireless ad-hoc network node is set to a level corresponding to the value of the usage parameter. A device for adjusting a power level in a wireless device includes a parameter detection circuit, that detects a parameter indicative of a relationship between the wireless device and a wireless ad-hoc network node, and a power selection circuit that sets a transmit signal power level from the wireless device to a level corresponding to the parameter detected by the parameter detection circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: Michael E. Russell, Thomas E. Gitzinger
  • Patent number: 9712229
    Abstract: A system and method for time-aiding an autonomous Global Positioning System device over a Bluetooth connection allows for a faster time to fix by allowing faster acquisition of time and ephemeris data. The time-aiding information may be distributed in a one-to-one manner or in a manner that allows for the synchronization of multiple devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventors: Timothy M. McCune, Michael E. Russell
  • Patent number: 9703272
    Abstract: A wearable apparatus can include a transceiver. The apparatus can include an electrically conductive housing, the transceiver carried in the housing, the housing including at least a first wearable apparatus carrier device connection area. The apparatus can include a radiating element, the radiating element connected to the housing, the radiating element coupled to a feed point that is coupled to the transceiver, and the radiating element configured to radiate radio frequency signals. The apparatus can include a current isolation element. The apparatus can include an electrically conductive wearable apparatus carrier device coupled to the electrically conductive housing via the current isolation element, where the current isolation element provides electrical isolation between the electrically conductive wearable apparatus carrier device and the electrically conductive housing and/or the radiating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas A. Fraser, Thomas E. Gitzinger, Dickon Isaacs, Michael F. Paradise, Michael E. Russell
  • Publication number: 20170160397
    Abstract: Implementations relate to systems and methods for location assistance using devices (104) in a personal area network (PAN). In one scenario, a user may use two separate location-enabled devices, such as a wearable personal device (102) and a cellular telephone device (104). In cases, one of those devices may have reached a higher or farther-developed state in terms of generating or storing location information (108) for the user's current position, as compared to the opposite device. This can take place, for instance, when the first (e.g. wearable) device (102) is first turned on. The two devices use platforms and techniques to exchange location information and carry out GPS or other operations to furnish the device that is lagging in position processing progress with assistance which will speed up or otherwise enhance the position fix for that device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventors: Vijay L. Asrani, Michael E. Russell
  • Patent number: 9635625
    Abstract: In a method of controlling power level of transmit signals from a wireless communication device that is communicating with a plurality of wireless ad-hoc network nodes as part of an ad-hoc network, a value of a usage parameter of a communication between the wireless device and a first wireless ad-hoc network node of the plurality of nodes is detected. A power level of a transmit signal from the wireless device to the first wireless ad-hoc network node is set to a level corresponding to the value of the usage parameter. A device for adjusting a power level in a wireless device includes a parameter detection circuit, that detects a parameter indicative of a relationship between the wireless device and a wireless ad-hoc network node, and a power selection circuit that sets a transmit signal power level from the wireless device to a level corresponding to the parameter detected by the parameter detection circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Michael E. Russell, Thomas E. Gitzinger
  • Patent number: 9596693
    Abstract: A method for multi-radio coexistence receives historical frequency usage information and historical time usage information from a first radio. The method creates a time and frequency mask by extrapolating the historical frequency and time usage information to future times and frequencies when the first radio will be active and uses the time and frequency mask to schedule a second radio to avoid receiving when the first radio will likely be active. A related apparatus has a collocated radio input for receiving timing usage information, a non-collocated radio input for receiving frequency usage information, and a time and frequency mask generator for creating a time and frequency mask using the timing usage information and the frequency usage information. The method and apparatus predicts collocated and non-collocated radio activity in both the time and frequency dimensions to reduce interference among radios operating in overlapping or adjacent frequency bands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Phan Dao Minh Truong, Michael E. Russell, Indranil S. Sen
  • Patent number: 9535164
    Abstract: Implementations relate to systems and methods for location assistance using devices (104) in a personal area network (PAN). In one scenario, a user may use two separate location-enabled devices, such as a wearable personal device (102) and a cellular telephone device (104). In cases, one of those devices may have reached a higher or farther-developed state in terms of generating or storing location information (108) for the user's current position, as compared to the opposite device. This can take place, for instance, when the first (e.g. wearable) device (102) is first turned on. The two devices use platforms and techniques to exchange location information and carry out GPS or other operations to furnish the device that is lagging in position processing progress with assistance which will speed up or otherwise enhance the position fix for that device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Vijay L Asrani, Michael E Russell