Patents by Inventor Michael P. Jordan

Michael P. Jordan 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: 10388135
    Abstract: The present embodiments relate to identifying property intrusion events based upon sensor data received from smart devices populated about a home. A smart home controller may compare the sensor data to baseline sensor data to dynamically identify an intrusion event that may be occurring. The controller may generate a notification and determine an action to perform to facilitate damage or risk mitigation. Accordingly, an individual associated with the home may be notified of the event, and then select to perform the action, such as via their mobile device. In some implementations, the controller may automatically perform the action. As a result, in response to computer identification of an intrusion event, corrective action may be taken or prompted, or otherwise any damage caused by the intrusion event may be mitigated, reducing insurance claims or claim amounts associated with intrusion events. Insurance discounts may be provided based upon the risk mitigation functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Jackie O. Jordan, II, John Donovan, David Turrentine, Torri Wollenschlager, Bryan R. Nussbaum, Deanna Stockweather, Jeffrey W. Stoiber, Kerstin Markwardt, Gail L. Carlson, Kyle C. Schiebel, Troy Winslow, Joseph P. Harr, Ellakate Wagner, Michael Harris, Jr., Jennylind Sun
  • Patent number: 10356303
    Abstract: The present embodiments relate to managing the operation of devices within a home or other property based upon received image data. According to certain aspects, a controller within the home may receive, with customer permission or consent, image data from image sensors disposed throughout the home. The controller may analyze the image data in combination with profile data for individuals associated with the home to determine that a certain individual is indicated in the image data. The controller may further determine an action to facilitate based upon the individual being detected in a certain location of the property, and may direct smart devices to perform that action. As a result, the present embodiments may facilitate providing occupant-location based (or occupant-presence or preference based) functionality, functions, or services, and/or directing operations of smart devices located about a property based upon occupant location, presence, preferences, and/or activities at the property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Jackie O. Jordan, II, John Donovan, David Turrentine, Torri Wollenschlager, Bryan R. Nussbaum, Deanna Stockweather, Jeffrey W. Stoiber, Kerstin Markwardt, Gail L. Carlson, Kyle C. Schiebel, Troy Winslow, Joseph P. Harr, Ellakate Wagner, Michael Harris, Jr., Jennylind Sun
  • Patent number: 10353359
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing the operation of devices within a home or other property based upon electrical usage data. With customer knowledge or consent, a home controller may retrieve and analyze electrical usage data corresponding to a device, such as by comparing it to certain threshold data. If the analysis results in a trigger condition, the controller may generate a command, and transmit the command to the device for implementation, allowing modification of device operation to address any issues indicated in the electrical usage data. The controller may also notify a home owner/occupant. As a result, faulty devices may be managed prior to their faults causing damage to the device and/or the property, and/or property owners may be timely prompted to investigate, repair, and/or replace a failing device. Insurance discounts may be provided based upon the risk mitigation/prevention functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Jackie O. Jordan, II, John Donovan, David Turrentine, Torri Wollenschlager, Bryan R. Nussbaum, Deanna Stockweather, Jeffrey W. Stoiber, Kerstin Markwardt, Gail L. Carlson, Kyle C. Schiebel, Troy Winslow, Joseph P. Harr, Ellakate Wagner, Michael Harris, Jr., Jennylind Sun
  • Patent number: 10346811
    Abstract: Risk of damage that is caused by the breaking of a circuit may be mitigated. A smart home controller and/or insurance provider remote processor may analyze data, with an insured's permission, received from a smart device disposed on, within, or proximate to a property associated with monitoring the flow of electricity. If it is determined that risk of damage due to the flow of electricity being cut off repeatedly exists, the smart home controller or remote processor may automatically generate a repair request to schedule a repair event that mitigates the risks. The smart home controller may transmit information about the risks to a homeowner and/or an insurance provider. The insurance provider remote processor may interpret the transmitted data and perform insurance activities, such as providing a discount or premium, and/or adjusting an insurance policy associated with the property based upon the insured property being equipped with risk mitigation functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Jackie O. Jordan, II, John Donovan, David Turrentine, Torri Wollenschlager, Bryan R. Nussbaum, Deanna Stockweather, Jeffrey W. Stoiber, Kerstin Markwardt, Gail L. Carlson, Kyle C. Schiebel, Troy Winslow, Joseph P. Harr, Ellakate Wagner, Michael Harris, Jr., Jennylind Sun
  • Patent number: 9492979
    Abstract: An apparatus for filament wrapping a composite material around an object includes a fixture onto which the object can be rotationally fixed at a selected angle from vertical designated ?, where 90°>?>0°. The fixture is secured to a rotatable planar platform. The rotatable platform permits the fixture to be rotated about an axis perpendicular to the planar platform. An eyelet is provided wherethrough a composite material filament can be released to wrap the object rotationally fixed onto the fixture. Also provided are corresponding or associated methods for filament wrapping a composite material around an object and helically wrapping a composite material filament around an inflator device subassembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Autoliv ASP, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley W. Smith, Michael P. Jordan, Earl H. Nelson, Alan D. Van Leer, Phillip R. Anderson
  • Patent number: 9486940
    Abstract: Methods of forming a curable pre-impregnated composite precursor material with radiation (e.g., actinic or electron-beam) curable resin composition systems are provided, as are the curable pre-impregnated composite precursor materials themselves. The resin systems have reversible temperature-viscosity control, which are advantageously used to form curable pre-impregnated composite precursor materials (pre-preg) that can be cured to form a composite article. The uncured resin composition comprises: (a) an acrylate or a methacrylate monomer; (b) an oligomer species selected from the group consisting of: polyethers, polyesters, epoxies, and combinations thereof; and (c) a photoinitiator. The uncured resin has a first viscosity at 21° C. (70° F.) of ?about 200,000 centipoise (cP) and a second viscosity of ?about 5,000 cP at 65° C. (149° F.) or above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: AUTOLIV ASP, INC.
    Inventors: Michael P. Jordan, Bradley W. Smith, Geoffrey A. Russell
  • Patent number: 9440615
    Abstract: An initiator assembly for placement in an associated opening in an initiator-containing device includes an initiator device having at least one igniter element and an elastomeric overmoulding. The initiator device includes at least one of a thermoplastic initiator base and a thermoplastic adapter integrally joined to a base of the initiator-containing device. The elastomeric overmoulding is integral with at least one structural component such as the initiator base, the adapter and the base of the initiator-containing device. The elastomeric overmoulding serves to sealingly mate the initiator assembly in an initiator-accepting opening in the initiator-containing device. Also provided are corresponding methods of making an initiator assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Autoliv ASP, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael P. Jordan, Bradley W. Smith, Jeff Kida
  • Patent number: 9421939
    Abstract: Apparatus and systems for coupling a base of an airbag inflator with a housing, such as an airbag module housing or an adapter housing configured to be coupled with an airbag module housing. In some embodiments, a vehicle airbag assembly may comprise a housing comprising an opening and a plurality of notches. An inflator comprising an inflator base may be received in the opening such that at least a portion of the inflator base extends out of the opening. A plurality of tabs may be positioned about the inflator base. The plurality of tabs may be configured to be received in the plurality of notches and misaligned with the plurality of notches by rotating the plurality of notches with respect to at least one component of the vehicle airbag assembly, such as a retaining washer, to prevent the inflator base from being withdrawn from the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: AUTOLIV ASP, INC.
    Inventors: Bradley W. Smith, Michael P. Jordan
  • Publication number: 20160167618
    Abstract: An initiator assembly for placement in an associated opening in an initiator-containing device includes an initiator device having at least one igniter element and an elastomeric overmoulding. The initiator device includes at least one of a thermoplastic initiator base and a thermoplastic adapter integrally joined to a base of the initiator-containing device. The elastomeric overmoulding is integral with at least one structural component such as the initiator base, the adapter and the base of the initiator-containing device. The elastomeric overmoulding serves to sealingly mate the initiator assembly in an initiator-accepting opening in the initiator-containing device. Also provided are corresponding methods of making an initiator assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: Michael P. JORDAN, Bradley W. SMITH, Jeff KIDA
  • Publication number: 20160084438
    Abstract: An inflator device includes a steel member to at least in part form a pressure vessel and an external composite wrap overlying at least a portion of the metal member. The metal member can be tubular and have an elongated length such as to form a steel inner liner that is incapable of withstanding the pressure generated within the pressure vessel upon actuation of the inflator device without support provided by the composite overwrap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Applicant: Autoliv ASP, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley W. SMITH, Michael P. JORDAN
  • Patent number: 9216710
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and systems for coupling an airbag inflator with a housing, such as an airbag module housing or an adapter housing configured to be coupled with an airbag module housing. In some implementations, a housing comprising an opening may be provided. An inflator comprising a collar may be positioned in the housing such that the collar of the inflator extends into, or in some cases through, the opening of the housing. The inflator may be fixedly coupled with the housing by engaging an exterior surface of the inflator collar with at least one engagement structure, such as a retainer clip or crimp formed in a collar sleeve of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: AUTOLIV ASP, INC.
    Inventors: Bradley W. Smith, Michael P. Jordan, Jeffrey D. Williams, Mark Sherman Hatfield
  • Publication number: 20150360428
    Abstract: An apparatus for filament wrapping a composite material around an object includes a fixture onto which the object can be rotationally fixed at a selected angle from vertical designated ?, where 90°>?>0°. The fixture is secured to a rotatable planar platform. The rotatable platform permits the fixture to be rotated about an axis perpendicular to the planar platform. An eyelet is provided wherethrough a composite material filament can be released to wrap the object rotationally fixed onto the fixture. Also provided are corresponding or associated methods for filament wrapping a composite material around an object and helically wrapping a composite material filament around an inflator device subassembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Inventors: Bradley W. SMITH, Michael P. JORDAN, Earl H. NELSON, Alan D. VAN LEER, Phillip R. ANDERSON
  • Publication number: 20150353046
    Abstract: Apparatus and systems for coupling a base of an airbag inflator with a housing, such as an airbag module housing or an adapter housing configured to be coupled with an airbag module housing. In some embodiments, a vehicle airbag assembly may comprise a housing comprising an opening and a plurality of notches. An inflator comprising an inflator base may be received in the opening such that at least a portion of the inflator base extends out of the opening. A plurality of tabs may be positioned about the inflator base. The plurality of tabs may be configured to be received in the plurality of notches and misaligned with the plurality of notches by rotating the plurality of notches with respect to at least one component of the vehicle airbag assembly, such as a retaining washer, to prevent the inflator base from being withdrawn from the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Inventors: Bradley W. Smith, Michael P. Jordan
  • Publication number: 20150307050
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and systems for coupling an airbag inflator with a housing, such as an airbag module housing or an adapter housing configured to be coupled with an airbag module housing. In some implementations, a housing comprising an opening may be provided. An inflator comprising a collar may be positioned in the housing such that the collar of the inflator extends into, or in some cases through, the opening of the housing. The inflator may be fixedly coupled with the housing by engaging an exterior surface of the inflator collar with at least one engagement structure, such as a retainer clip or crimp formed in a collar sleeve of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Applicant: Autoliv ASP, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley W. Smith, Michael P. Jordan, Jeffrey D. Williams, Mark Sherman Hatfield
  • Publication number: 20140167333
    Abstract: Methods of forming a curable pre-impregnated composite precursor material with radiation (e.g., actinic or electron-beam) curable resin composition systems are provided, as are the curable pre-impregnated composite precursor materials themselves. The resin systems have reversible temperature-viscosity control, which are advantageously used to form curable pre-impregnated composite precursor materials (pre-preg) that can be cured to form a composite article. The uncured resin composition comprises: (a) an acrylate or a methacrylate monomer; (b) an oligomer species selected from the group consisting of: polyethers, polyesters, epoxies, and combinations thereof; and (c) a photoinitiator. The uncured resin has a first viscosity at 21° C. (70° F.) of ?about 200,000 centipoise (cP) and a second viscosity of ?about 5,000 cP at 65° C. (149° F.) or above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Autoliv ASP, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael P. Jordan, Bradley W. Smith, Geoffrey A. Russell
  • Patent number: 8408584
    Abstract: A depth to which an inflatable airbag can deploy may varied by internal tethers. If the tethers are coupled to a release assembly, then in an unreleased state, the tethers can limit the depth of airbag deployment; however, if the tethers are released, the airbag can deploy of a full depth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Autoliv ASP, Inc.
    Inventors: Don Paxton, Geoffrey Mills, Brent Parks, Michael P. Jordan, R. Mark Hubbard, Marcus Weber
  • Patent number: 8408585
    Abstract: A depth to which an inflatable airbag can deploy may varied by internal tethers. If the tethers are coupled to a release assembly, then in an unreleased state, the tethers can limit the depth of airbag deployment; however, if the tethers are released, the airbag can deploy of a full depth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Autoliv ASP, Inc.
    Inventors: Don Paxton, Geoffrey Mills, Brent Parks, Michael P. Jordan, R. Mark Hubbard, Marcus Weber
  • Patent number: 8353525
    Abstract: A depth to which an inflatable airbag can deploy may be varied by internal tethers. If the tethers are coupled to a release assembly, then in an unreleased state, the tethers can limit the depth of airbag deployment; however, if the tethers are released, the airbag can deploy of a full depth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Autoliv ASP, Inc.
    Inventors: Brent Parks, Michael P. Jordan, R. Mark Hubbard, Marcus Weber
  • Publication number: 20120242069
    Abstract: A depth to which an inflatable airbag can deploy may be varied by internal tethers. If the tethers are coupled to a release assembly, then in an unreleased state, the tethers can limit the depth of airbag deployment; however, if the tethers are released, the airbag can deploy of a full depth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: Autoliv ASP, Inc.
    Inventors: Brent Parks, Michael P. Jordan, R. Mark Hubbard, Marcus Weber
  • Publication number: 20120242070
    Abstract: A depth to which an inflatable airbag can deploy may varied by internal tethers. If the tethers are coupled to a release assembly, then in an unreleased state, the tethers can limit the depth of airbag deployment; however, if the tethers are released, the airbag can deploy of a full depth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: AUTOLIV ASP, INC.
    Inventors: Don Paxton, Geoffrey Mills, Brent Parks, Michael P. Jordan, R. Mark Hubbard, Marcus Weber