Patents by Inventor Neil T. Marten

Neil T. Marten 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: 10101717
    Abstract: A home automation data storage system is provided that can include a plurality of home automation components, each component including a storage device. The system can also include a controller database for storing control data for the home automation system. The system can also include an electronic device communicatively coupled to the plurality of home automation components, the controller database, and a computing device, the electronic device having programming instructions that cause the electronic device to receive data from the computing device, store at least a portion of the data in the storage device of a component from the plurality of home automation components, and store information associating the storage device of the component and the at least a portion of the data in the controller database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: EchoStar Technologies International Corporation
    Inventors: Neil T. Marten, Christopher B. Tirpak
  • Publication number: 20180032102
    Abstract: Various arrangements of communication devices are presented. A combined battery and processing unit may be present that includes a housing, a battery, one or more processors; a microphone, and a speaker. The battery and the one or more processors may be permanently installed within the housing. The communication device could include a wristband, having a wristband housing defining a slot that opens on a first side and a second side of the wristband, to removably install the combined battery and processing unit within the slot of the wristband while the wristband is being worn by a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: Luke VanDuyn, Neil T. Marten
  • Patent number: 9817438
    Abstract: Various embodiments of two-way communication devices and tracker devices are presented. Such a device may include a processing unit, comprising: a housing, one or more processors; a microphone, a speaker; and a first electrical connector for receiving power, wherein the one or more processors, the microphone, and the speaker are housed by the housing. Such a device may include a wristband that includes one or more integrated power sources that are permanently housed within the wristband. The one or more integrated power sources may have a second electrical connector to supply power to the processing unit when the processing unit is removably coupled with the wristband. The device may include a plurality of magnets to removably couple the processing unit with the wristband.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Echostar Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventors: Luke VanDuyn, Neil T. Marten
  • Publication number: 20170237458
    Abstract: Various activity tracker and communication devices are presented. Such devices may include a processing unit and a battery unit. Such devices may also include a flexible band unit, that includes a first band and a second band that removably couple with each other and a component housing that defines a top window and a bottom window. In some embodiments, the battery unit may be inserted within a cavity defined by the component housing such that a top window permits the processing unit to be viewed when the processing unit is installed in the component housing, but the top window is sized to not permit the processing unit and the battery unit to be removed through the top window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: Luke VanDuyn, Neil T. Marten
  • Publication number: 20170235331
    Abstract: Various embodiments of two-way communication devices and tracker devices are presented. Such a device may include a processing unit, comprising: a housing, one or more processors; a microphone, a speaker; and a first electrical connector for receiving power, wherein the one or more processors, the microphone, and the speaker are housed by the housing. Such a device may include a wristband that includes one or more integrated power sources that are permanently housed within the wristband. The one or more integrated power sources may have a second electrical connector to supply power to the processing unit when the processing unit is removably coupled with the wristband. The device may include a plurality of magnets to removably couple the processing unit with the wristband.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: Luke VanDuyn, Neil T. Marten
  • Patent number: 9735823
    Abstract: Various activity tracker and communication devices are presented. Such devices may include a processing unit and a battery unit. Such devices may also include a flexible band unit, that includes a first band and a second band that removably couple with each other and a component housing that defines a top window and a bottom window. In some embodiments, the battery unit may be inserted within a cavity defined by the component housing such that a top window permits the processing unit to be viewed when the processing unit is installed in the component housing, but the top window is sized to not permit the processing unit and the battery unit to be removed through the top window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Echostar Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventors: Luke VanDuyn, Neil T. Marten
  • Publication number: 20170168469
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a home automation data storage system is provided. The home automation data storage system can include a plurality of home automation components, each component including a storage device. The system can also include a controller database for storing control data for the home automation system. The system can also include an electronic device communicatively coupled to the plurality of home automation components, the controller database, and a computing device, the electronic device having programming instructions that cause the electronic device to receive data from the computing device, store at least a portion of the data in the storage device of a component from the plurality of home automation components, and store information associating the storage device of the component and the at least a portion of the data in the controller database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Applicant: EchoStar Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventors: Neil T. Marten, Christopher B. Tirpak
  • Patent number: D778190
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: ECHOSTAR TECHNOLOGIES L.L.C.
    Inventors: Luke VanDuyn, Neil T. Marten
  • Patent number: D778191
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: ECHOSTAR TECHNOLOGIES L.L.C.
    Inventors: Luke VanDuyn, Neil T. Marten
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    Patent number: D785632
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Echostar Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventors: Luke VanDuyn, Neil T. Marten
  • Patent number: D789306
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: ECHOSTAR TECHNOLOGIES L.L.C.
    Inventors: Luke VanDuyn, Neil T. Marten
  • Patent number: D789897
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: ECHOSTAR TECHNOLOGIES L.L.C.
    Inventors: Luke VanDuyn, Neil T. Marten