Patents by Inventor Patrick J. Krekelberg

Patrick J. Krekelberg 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: 10455810
    Abstract: An assisted zone guidance system automatically activates a stored assisted guidance region based upon collar position at initiation, relative location of one or more assisted guidance regions, and possible query results. The assisted guidance regions are stored within a look-up table that is defined by at least one reference point, and rows and columns that are offset from the reference. The table rows and columns correspond to geographic locations. The value retrieved from the indexed array is used to either create a new assisted guidance region, select an assisted guidance region that contains the current collar location, or if the collar is not within a region to select an adjacent assisted guidance region. Each assisted guidance region contains a plurality of guidance zones that each have an associated set of characteristics used to provide behavioral guidance to an animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: GPSIP, Inc.
    Inventors: Rodney P. Landers, Kevin L. Nieuwsma, Chad R. James, Michael D. Erickson, Gregory M. Anderson, Patrick J. Krekelberg
  • Publication number: 20190141953
    Abstract: A wireless location assisted zone guidance system incorporates dynamically variable intervals between sequential position requests. Variables used to influence the duration of a current interval between sequential position requests include: location within a current zone; displacement rate within a zone; and output from sensors such as secondary low power location sensors, inertial sensors, and biometric sensors. Preferably, the sensors are not being used to try to determine precise position, but instead to indicate a degree of uncertainty in the current position. When this degree of uncertainty is sufficient to merit added processing and associated energy consumption, a new wireless location determination will be made.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: GPSip, Inc.
    Inventors: Rodney P. Landers, Kevin L. Nieuwsma, Chad R. James, Michael D. Erickson, Patrick J. Krekelberg, Gregory M. Anderson
  • Patent number: 10172325
    Abstract: A wireless location assisted zone guidance system incorporates dynamically variable intervals between sequential position requests. Variables used to influence the duration of a current interval between sequential position requests include: location within a current zone; velocity within a zone; and output from sensors such as secondary low power location sensors, inertial sensors, and biometric sensors. Preferably, the sensors are not being used to try to determine precise position, but instead to indicate a degree of uncertainty in the current position. When this degree of uncertainty is sufficient to merit added processing and associated energy consumption, a new wireless location determination will be made.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: GPSIP, Inc.
    Inventors: Rodney P. Landers, Kevin L. Nieuwsma, Chad R. James, Michael D. Erickson, Patrick J. Krekelberg
  • Patent number: 10165755
    Abstract: An assisted zone guidance system automatically activates a stored assisted guidance region based upon collar position at initiation, relative location of one or more assisted guidance regions, and possible query results. The assisted guidance regions are stored within a look-up table that is defined by at least one reference point, and rows and columns that are offset from the reference. The table rows and columns correspond to geographic locations. The value retrieved from the indexed array is used to either create a new assisted guidance region, select an assisted guidance region that contains the current collar location, or if the collar is not within a region to select an adjacent assisted guidance region. Each assisted guidance region contains a plurality of guidance zones that each have an associated set of characteristics used to provide behavioral guidance to an animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: GPSIP, Inc.
    Inventors: Rodney P. Landers, Kevin L. Nieuwsma, Chad R. James, Michael D. Erickson, Gregory M. Anderson, Patrick J. Krekelberg
  • Patent number: 10139995
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to systems and techniques for generating and implementing graphical user interfaces (GUIs) for wiring and binding various objects including graphical and logical objects. In the GUIs, visual wirings are used to represent binding connections that lock different properties of the objects so that those properties share the same value or values. The binding connections allow a user to affect property change(s) in any one of the linked objects during authoring and/or at runtime by controlling property change(s) at one or more of the rest of the linked objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: ALLEN LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES
    Inventors: Michael W. Allen, Steven M. Birth, Patrick J. Krekelberg
  • Patent number: 9961884
    Abstract: A look-up table is defined by at least one reference point, and rows and columns that are offset from the reference. The table rows and columns correspond to ordinate and abscissa data points representing geographic locations. Each data point offset in the table corresponds to a predefined geographic offset. The look-up table contains machine-stored values at each table location, with each value representing a particular one of several guidance zones. Each guidance zone is associated with behavioral guidance provided to an animal. Real-time determination of a current guidance zone is made by first determining present location. The corresponding table location is identified by calculating latitudinal and longitudinal offsets from a reference point, and using these offsets as the two indices to access a double-indexed array. The offsets are selectively subjected to a scalar conversion to accommodate large land areas while limiting the amount of memory required to store the table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: GPSIP, Inc.
    Inventors: Rodney P. Landers, Kevin L. Nieuwsma, Chad R. James, Patrick J. Krekelberg
  • Publication number: 20130132875
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are provided for generating and implementing graphical user interfaces (GUIs) for wiring and binding various objects including graphical and logical objects. In the GUIs provided, visual wirings are used to represent binding connections that lock different properties of the objects so that those properties share the same value or values. The binding connections allow a user to affect property change(s) in any one of the linked objects during authoring and/or at runtime by controlling property change(s) at one or more of the rest of the linked objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: ALLEN LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES
    Inventors: Michael W. Allen, Steven M. Birth, Patrick J. Krekelberg