Patents by Inventor Pierre Touma

Pierre Touma 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: 10433033
    Abstract: A motion analysis system comprises a human wearable peripheral, a human wearable communication hub, a beacon, a data analysis server, and a cloud server. The peripheral comprises an orientation sensor that comprises an accelerometer, a magnetometer, and a gyroscope. The peripheral further comprises a processor and a wireless communication module. The hub comprises a communication module that communicates with the peripheral, as well as a sensor and a second wireless communication module. The beacon comprises a sensor and a communication module that communicates with the second communication module of the hub. The data analysis server communicates with the beacon and receives information from the beacon sensor, the hub sensor, and the orientation sensor. The data analysis server further comprises an internet connection with which the data analysis server can communicate with the cloud server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventor: Pierre A. Touma
  • Publication number: 20190172008
    Abstract: A freight tracking system uses a tracking device hidden in the taillight of a vehicle and a remote device located somewhere else on the vehicle. The remote device determines the position of the vehicle using information received from global navigation system satellites and communicates this wirelessly to the tracking device using a mesh network. The tracking device comprises a 9-axis IMU (inertial measurement unit) that uses a fusion filter and a calculation involving digital quaternions to determine inertial information. The vehicle position is compared to geographic boundary information to determine if the vehicle might have gone outside of geographic boundaries. If so, a geofencing alarm is triggered. The device has a tampering detector to ensure that the device is not opened. The alarms, vehicle position, and time information can be communicated to an internet-connected database using a cellular wireless device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Joseph Hage, Pierre Touma, Elias Bachaalany, Imad Maalouf
  • Patent number: 10267061
    Abstract: A locking system and method for a movable freight container comprises an electronic module with a shaft that goes into a cavity in a mechanical lock module. The shaft is securely retained in the cavity by a lock mechanism in the mechanical lock module by moving the lock mechanism to a locked position. A plurality of magnetic field sensors in the shaft are used to read the position of the shaft in the cavity by sensing or not sensing one or more magnets in the lock mechanism to confirm continuous time insertion of the shaft in the cavity. A wireless communication component in the electronic module wirelessly transmits an alarm signal if the magnetic field sensors detect an unexpected interruption in at least one of the continuous time shaft position magnetic sensor readings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventors: Joseph Hage, Pierre Touma, Elias Bachaalany, Imad Maalouf
  • Publication number: 20180283048
    Abstract: A locking system and method for a movable freight container comprises an electronic module with a shaft that goes into a cavity in a mechanical lock module. The shaft is securely retained in the cavity by a lock mechanism in the mechanical lock module by moving the lock mechanism to a locked position. A plurality of magnetic field sensors in the shaft are used to read the position of the shaft in the cavity by sensing or not sensing one or more magnets in the lock mechanism to confirm continuous time insertion of the shaft in the cavity. A wireless communication component in the electronic module wirelessly transmits an alarm signal if the magnetic field sensors detect an unexpected interruption in at least one of the continuous time shaft position magnetic sensor readings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Joseph Hage, Pierre Touma, Elias Bachaalany, Imad Maalouf
  • Publication number: 20180139518
    Abstract: A motion analysis system comprises a human wearable peripheral, a human wearable communication hub, a beacon, a data analysis server, and a cloud server. The peripheral comprises an orientation sensor that comprises an accelerometer, a magnetometer, and a gyroscope. The peripheral further comprises a processor and a wireless communication module. The hub comprises a communication module that communicates with the peripheral, as well as a sensor and a second wireless communication module. The beacon comprises a sensor and a communication module that communicates with the second communication module of the hub. The data analysis server communicates with the beacon and receives information from the beacon sensor, the hub sensor, and the orientation sensor. The data analysis server further comprises an internet connection with which the data analysis server can communicate with the cloud server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventor: Pierre A. Touma
  • Patent number: 9900669
    Abstract: A wireless motion sensor system comprising a wearable inertial measurement unit, a wireless signal relay unit, and a data analysis server can be used in low power sensing and control applications, such as continuous monitoring and recording of motion and other parameters before, during, and after the occurrence of an unpredictable event. Data from the inertial measurement unit could be analyzed and presented on a graphical presentation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Inventor: Pierre Touma
  • Publication number: 20170272842
    Abstract: A wireless motion sensor system comprising a wearable inertial measurement unit, a wireless signal relay unit, and a data analysis server can be used in low power sensing and control applications, such as continuous monitoring and recording of motion and other parameters before, during, and after the occurrence of an unpredictable event. Data from the inertial measurement unit could be analyzed and presented on a graphical presentation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventor: Pierre Touma
  • Patent number: 9317108
    Abstract: A device and method for interacting with a display using an accelerometer sensitive to tilt about two perpendicular axes and a third signal having a magnitude responsive to user input. The device and method allow a user to change a characteristic of an object on the display by converting pitch information, roll information, and a linear dimension into Cartesian coordinates for use by the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Inventors: Pierre A. Touma, Hadi Murr, Elias Bachaalani, Imad Maalouf
  • Publication number: 20150248157
    Abstract: A device and method for interacting with a display using an accelerometer sensitive to tilt about two perpendicular axes and a third signal having a magnitude responsive to user input. The device and method allow a user to change a characteristic of an object on the display by converting pitch information, roll information, and a linear dimension into Cartesian coordinates for use by the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Publication date: September 3, 2015
    Inventors: Pierre A. Touma, Hadi Murr, Elias Bachaalany, Imad Maalouf
  • Publication number: 20140104156
    Abstract: A device and method for interacting with a display using an accelerometer sensitive to tilt about two perpendicular axes and a third signal having a magnitude responsive to user input. The device and method allow a user to change a characteristic of an object on the display by converting pitch information, roll information, and a linear dimension into Cartesian coordinates for use by the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventors: Pierre A. Touma, Hadi Murr, Elias Bachaalany, Imad Maalouf
  • Patent number: 8325138
    Abstract: A hand-held pointing device for manipulating an object on a display is disclosed. The device is constructed from at least one accelerometer and at least one linear input element. The accelerometer or accelerometers generate a pitch signal and a roll signal. These pitch and roll signals are used to determine a position on a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Inventors: Pierre Touma, Hadi Murr, Elias Bachaalany, Imad Maalouf
  • Publication number: 20110109545
    Abstract: A hand-held pointing device for manipulating an object on a display is disclosed. The device is constructed from at least one accelerometer and at least one linear input element. The accelerometer or accelerometers generate a pitch signal and a roll signal. These pitch and roll signals are used to determine a position on a display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2009
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Inventors: Pierre Touma, Hadi Murr, Elias Bachaalany, Imad Maalouf
  • Patent number: 7683883
    Abstract: A computer input device constructed from at least one tilt accelerometer and at least one linear input element is disclosed. This input device can be used in a computer system to specify a position on a display using radial coordinates, cylindrical coordinates, or spherical coordinates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Inventors: Pierre Touma, Hadi Murr, Elias Bachaalany, Imad Maalouf
  • Publication number: 20060092133
    Abstract: A computer input device constructed from at least one tilt accelerometer and at least one linear input element is disclosed. This input device can be used in a computer system to specify a position on a display using radial coordinates, cylindrical coordinates, or spherical coordinates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2005
    Publication date: May 4, 2006
    Inventors: Pierre Touma, Hadi Murr, Elie Bachaalani, Imad Maalouf