Patents by Inventor Robert F. Gazdzinski

Robert F. Gazdzinski 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: 20150151096
    Abstract: An improved device which is introduced into the intestinal tract of a living organism and which operates autonomously therein, adapted to deliver one or more therapeutic agents. In one embodiment, the probe communicates wirelessly with a portable electronic device outside the organism in order to receive commands to deliver the therapeutic agent, or perform other functions while the probe is within the intestinal tract.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Publication date: June 4, 2015
    Inventor: Robert F. Gazdzinski
  • Publication number: 20150150433
    Abstract: Computerized information acquisition and processing apparatus and methods. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a sensor and processor with associate storage device(s). In one variant, the apparatus includes data relating to one or more templates associated with various physiological artifacts. The apparatus is configured in this variant to utilize the data to evaluate data collected by the sensor to enable, for example, filtering of data for transmission over a wireless interface of the apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Publication date: June 4, 2015
    Inventor: Robert F. Gazdzinski
  • Publication number: 20150150481
    Abstract: An endoscopic apparatus including a probe which is introduced into, for example, the intestinal tract of a living organism and which operates therein, adapted to perform one or more functions. In one embodiment, the probe communicates wirelessly with a portable electronic device outside the organism, the portable device which acts to relay data between the probe and a remote networked entity. In one variant, the probe includes an accelerometer to, for example, wake the probe up from a sleep mode when the organism is awake or ambulatory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Publication date: June 4, 2015
    Inventor: Robert F. Gazdzinski
  • Publication number: 20150148604
    Abstract: Computerized information processing methods for processing data from a medical device, such as an ingestible probe. In one embodiment, the method includes processing data obtained by the probe so as to produce a plurality of image frames, and further processing the frames to identify a plurality of frames of potential interest to a reviewer, and using the identified frames to form a preview of the entire data set. In one implementation, the processing of the data includes identification of one or more artifacts or shapes within the data associated with a medical condition, and selection of the frames for the preview includes those frames with the identified artifacts or shapes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Robert F. Gazdzinski
  • Patent number: 9033226
    Abstract: A mobile user apparatus useful for conducting payment transactions wirelessly, such as at point-of-sale locations. In one embodiment, the mobile user apparatus is a cellular-enabled mobile device that includes a short-range radio frequency device, that produces a transmission to a point of sale apparatus, including information relating to an account of the user of the mobile apparatus that is to be charged for the payment. In one variant, the mobile apparatus includes a GPS-based apparatus configured to generate location-related data and use this data as part of the transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: WEST VIEW RESEARCH, LLC
    Inventor: Robert F. Gazdzinski
  • Publication number: 20150119659
    Abstract: A device which is introduced into the intestinal tract of a living organism and which operates autonomously therein, adapted to obtain data using a sensor apparatus (such as an imaging device), and process the data using an onboard processor core. In one embodiment, the processor core comprises a RISC core with an extension instruction set, the extension instructions of which are specifically selected to optimize the data processing, as well as reducing the power consumption of an integrated circuit of which the core is part (such as by way of reducing gate count in the integrated circuit through elimination of unnecessary core functions).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Robert F. Gazdzinski
  • Publication number: 20150112160
    Abstract: An improved endoscopic device which is introduced into, for example, the intestinal tract of a living organism and which operates autonomously therein, adapted to obtain and store or transmit one or more types of data such as visual image data, laser autofluorescence data, pressure data, or ultrasonic waveform data. In one embodiment, the device includes one or more pressure sensing apparatus configured to enable measurement of pressure resulting from, for instance, peristaltic contractions within the intestinal tract, including transmission of pressure data as a function of time off of the device via a wireless interface while the device is within the intestinal tract.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Robert F. Gazdzinski
  • Publication number: 20150081309
    Abstract: Computerized apparatus capable of providing a user, such as a passenger of a transportation device, with various types of information. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes speech processing and speech synthesis apparatus, as well as a wireless interface and a database, to enable the user to obtain information both locally and remotely (such as from a remote server and/or the Internet) while being transported. In one variant, the user can engage in a verbal interchange with the apparatus in order to obtain desired information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Robert F. Gazdzinski
  • Publication number: 20150081303
    Abstract: A transport device which includes computerized apparatus useful for obtaining and displaying information. In one embodiment, the computerized apparatus includes a display to device and speech recognition apparatus configured to receive user speech and/or other input and enable performance of various tasks, such as obtaining desired information. In one variant, the computerized apparatus is configured to establish a plurality of ad hoc data links with portable user devices present within the transport device, thereby enabling passengers to, among other things, wirelessly and simultaneously obtain data from a remote server or network such as the Internet. In another variant, the transport device includes a plurality of display devices within its passenger compartment so as to permit substantially simultaneous individual user viewing and interaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Robert F. Gazdzinski
  • Publication number: 20150073809
    Abstract: Transport apparatus which includes computerized apparatus useful for obtaining and displaying information. In one embodiment, the computerized apparatus includes a display device and speech recognition apparatus configured to receive user speech input and enable performance of various tasks, such as obtaining desired information relating to a location of an entity, maps or directions, or any number of other topics. The obtained data may also, in one variant, be displayed with contextually related content. In another variant, retrieved data can be downloaded to a portable user device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: ROBERT F. GAZDZINSKI
  • Publication number: 20150058000
    Abstract: Computerized apparatus useful for obtaining and presenting information to users. In one embodiment, the computerized apparatus includes a display device and speech digitization apparatus configured to receive user speech input and enable performance of various tasks, such as obtaining desired information relating to an entity, maps or directions, weather, news, or any number of other topics. In one variant, the user causes the apparatus to enter a mode whereby the user can immediately say a portion of a name, and the apparatus will locate two or more possible matches, and solicit further user input to allow the user to rapidly converge on identifying and navigating to a desired entity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: Robert F. Gazdzinski
  • Publication number: 20150052446
    Abstract: Methods for providing information useful to a user of a computerized apparatus. In one embodiment, the method includes utilizing the speech of the user as an input to access, for example, a database having a plurality of business entities nearby to the user. Where multiple possible matches to the input are located, the user is presented with at least a portion of the name of each of the possible matches, so that the user can select the one of interest, and obtain imagery of a location of the selected entity of interest, including its surroundings, to orient themselves and find the selected entity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Robert F. Gazdzinski
  • Publication number: 20150046820
    Abstract: Computerized apparatus useful for obtaining and displaying information obtained from multiple sources. In one embodiment, the computerized apparatus is part of a transport device or apparatus, and includes a display device and speech recognition apparatus configured to receive user speech input and enable performance of various tasks, such as obtaining desired information relating to an entity, images thereof, maps or directions, or any number of other topics. The apparatus in one variant further includes sensor apparatus in communication with the computerized apparatus, and which enables for example display of data derived from one or more sensors exposed to an environment of the transport device on the display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Robert F. Gazdzinski
  • Publication number: 20150039136
    Abstract: Computerized apparatus and methods useful for remotely controlling one or more environmental functions. In one embodiment, the computerized apparatus is configured to generate, based on previously stored information, displays relating to various environmental functions such as heating, cooling, temperature, and/or lighting within a building. The user of the apparatus can select the desired function(s), and the apparatus causes the selected function(s) to be activated remotely via a wireless interface with a remote networked server, such as before the user arrives. In one variant, different rooms or areas of the building can be controlled independently.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Robert F. Gazdzinski
  • Publication number: 20150032458
    Abstract: A computerized information system and computer readable apparatus. In one embodiment, the apparatus is configured for use in a transport device and comprises a computer readable medium having at least one computer program disposed thereon, the at least one program being configured to provide the user with requested information (such as for example directions to a desired business or other entity) via speech query. The user may also be provided with other topical information such as weather, parking rates, and the like. In one embodiment, at least a portion of the information is obtained via a wireless link, such as from a remote server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Robert F. Gazdzinski
  • Publication number: 20150032455
    Abstract: Computerized apparatus useful for obtaining and presenting information to users. In one embodiment, the computerized apparatus includes a display device and speech recognition apparatus configured to receive user speech input and enable performance of various tasks, such as obtaining desired information relating to an entity, maps or directions, weather, news, or any number of other topics. In one variant, a plurality of data is received by the computerized apparatus from a remote server via a network interface; the received data can then be searched or otherwise utilized to provide the user with the desired information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Robert F. Gazdzinski
  • Publication number: 20150032459
    Abstract: Computerized apparatus useful for obtaining and presenting information to users. In one embodiment, the computerized apparatus includes a display device and speech recognition apparatus configured to receive user speech input and enable performance of various tasks, such as obtaining desired information relating to an entity, maps or directions, weather, news, or any number of other topics. The obtained data may also, in one variant, be displayed with contextually related content. In another variant, retrieved data can be downloaded to a portable user device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Robert F. Gazdzinski
  • Publication number: 20150019226
    Abstract: A computerized information apparatus for providing information to a user of transport device. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes data processing apparatus, speech recognition and synthesis apparatus, and a network interface to enable voice-driven provision of information obtained both locally within the transport device and from a remote source such as a networked server. In one implementation, the information relates to one or more business entities in an area local to the transport device's location. Information can be both displayed and provided to the user audibly in another implementation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Robert F. Gazdzinski
  • Patent number: 8812368
    Abstract: Computerized information acquisition and processing apparatus. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a video apparatus with image capture and digitization capability, and multiple wireless interfaces for accomplishing various purposes, including e.g., streaming the digitized video data to another device for viewing and/or storage thereon. In one variant, one of the wireless interfaces is a short range passive RFID-based interface which generates replies to interrogation signals, the replies including user-specific information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: West View Research, LLC
    Inventor: Robert F. Gazdzinski
  • Patent number: 8781839
    Abstract: Computerized apparatus useful for obtaining and displaying information. In one embodiment, the computerized apparatus includes a network interface, display device, and speech recognition apparatus configured to receive user speech input and enable performance of various tasks, such as obtaining desired information relating to indoor entities, maps or directions, or any number of other topics. The downloaded data may also, in one variant, be displayed with contextually related advertising or other content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: West View Research, LLC
    Inventor: Robert F. Gazdzinski