Patents by Inventor Robert W. Hamlin

Robert W. Hamlin 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: 20240111328
    Abstract: Programmable control devices that rely on time-of-day accuracy maintain that accuracy by determining their location via a global positioning system, recording and timestamping continually measured ambient light via a daylight sensor and real-time clock (RTC) of the programmable control device, determining a mid-darkness time point, comparing that mid-darkness time point with a reference mid-darkness time point for the same location for the same day of the year, and then adjusting the RTC of the programmable control device as necessary. Methods of maintaining time of day in a programmable control device are also provided, as are other aspects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2023
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Inventors: Robert W. Hamlin, Philip S. Gross, Richard L. Westrick, JR., John Keller
  • Publication number: 20240114336
    Abstract: In an approach to networking devices using an ephemeral mesh network, the system includes: a plurality of devices, each device of the plurality of devices further comprising a wireless interface to communicate with a mobile device; and a controller. The controller includes circuitry configured to connect to the mobile device; authenticate the mobile device; responsive to authenticating the mobile device, establishing a mesh network of the plurality of devices, wherein each light device connects to at least one other devices of the plurality of devices to create a mesh network; and responsive to disconnecting from the mobile device, dissolving the mesh network by disconnecting each device from the plurality of devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2023
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Inventors: Robert W. HAMLIN, Rohan Patil, Che Chung Ko, Philip S. Gross
  • Publication number: 20240114562
    Abstract: In an approach to generating a wake-up advertisement to a remote device, a system includes: a computing device comprising communications circuitry, including an advertisement initiation circuitry; one or more computer processors; one or more non-transitory computer readable storage media; and instructions stored on the one or more non-transitory computer readable storage media for execution by at least one of the one or more computer processors. The instructions include: send one or more wake-up advertisements to one or more remote devices; receive one or more connection advertisements from the responding remote device; and responsive to receiving the one or more connection advertisements from the responding remote device, connect to the responding remote device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2022
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Inventors: Robert W. HAMLIN, Philip S. GROSS, Che Chung KO
  • Publication number: 20210352764
    Abstract: After the establishment of a mesh network (e.g., a Bluetooth mesh network), a smart device (not the original provisioner) may be provisioned to the mesh network by a node of the mesh network, which acts a provisioner. Network keys and other provisioning information may be provided to the smart device from the provisioner node using a standard mesh provisioning process implemented in reverse (i.e., from the node to the smart device). The reverse-implementation of the standard mesh provisioning process does not require cloud services, a sideband channel, or any custom interface service between the smart device and the mesh network. Other methods of provisioning a smart device to a mesh network are also provided, as are other aspects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2020
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Inventors: Robert W. Hamlin, Ryan A. Zaveruha
  • Patent number: 11064597
    Abstract: A system includes a control device and a plurality of lighting fixtures configured to receive power through the control device. Each lighting fixture includes a receiver and a memory, and is configured to: scan for a first message transmitted by the control device, the first message containing a unique identifier of the control device; receive the first message and store the unique identifier of the control device in the memory; sense a power interrupt to the lighting fixture initiated by the control device within a specified period of time after receipt of the first message from the control device; and transmit a second message including the unique identifier of the control device, the second message indicating that the lighting fixture is in a provisioning mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventors: Ryan A. Zaveruha, Robert W. Hamlin
  • Patent number: 10691992
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present disclosure improved capabilities are described for a method and system for a radio frequency (RF) tag comprising a controller, a memory, and a memory manager, wherein the controller utilizes the memory manager to manage different memory types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: TEGO, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy P. Butler, David Puleston, Javier Berrios, Robert W. Hamlin, Leonid Mats, Steven Benoit
  • Publication number: 20190392276
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present disclosure improved capabilities are described for a method and system for a radio frequency (RF) tag comprising a controller, a memory, and a memory manager, wherein the controller utilizes the memory manager to manage different memory types and the memory is accessible to an external computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Timothy P. Butler, David Puleston, Javier Berrios, Robert W. Hamlin, Leonid Mats, Steven Benoit
  • Patent number: 10430702
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present disclosure improved capabilities are described for a method and system for a radio frequency (RF) tag configured to communicate with a network through a gateway facility, the RF tag comprising (i) an RF and analog block for receiving and transmitting an RF signal, (ii) a data processing and controller block for digital information processing, (iii) a memory store, and (iv) a communication facility, wherein the RF tag is at least in part powered by an external RF signal received by the RF and analog block, and wherein the communication facility transfers data from the RF tag to the gateway facility or transfers data from the gateway facility to the RF tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: TEGO, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy P. Butler, David Puleston, Javier Berrios, Robert W. Hamlin, Leonid Mats, Steven Benoit
  • Publication number: 20180277241
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for a fluid process facility integrated with an RF interrogator, wherein the fluid process facility communicates with an RF tag in proximity to the RF interrogator, wherein the RF tag is mounted on a storage container adapted for use with the fluid process facility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Robert W. Hamlin, Steven Benoit, Jerry Russo, Leonid Mats
  • Publication number: 20180068211
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present disclosure improved capabilities are described for a method and system for a radio frequency (RF) tag configured to communicate with a network through a gateway facility, the RF tag comprising (i) an RF and analog block for receiving and transmitting an RF signal, (ii) a data processing and controller block for digital information processing, (iii) a memory store, and (iv) a communication facility, wherein the RF tag is at least in part powered by an external RF signal received by the RF and analog block, and wherein the communication facility transfers data from the RF tag to the gateway facility or transfers data from the gateway facility to the RF tag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: Timothy P. Butler, David Puleston, Javier Berrios, Robert W. Hamlin, Leonid Mats, Steven Benoit
  • Patent number: 9842290
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for a system for collecting aviation flight cycle data comprising a radio frequency (RF) tag configured to read sensor information from a sensor, the RF tag comprising (i) an RF and analog block for receiving and transmitting an RF signal, (ii) a data processing and controller block for digital information processing, and (iii) a memory store, wherein the RF tag is at least in part powered by an external RF signal received by the RF and analog block; and a sensor for generating sensor information indicative of an airborne flight cycle parameter, wherein the RF tag periodically collects the sensor information generated by the sensor and stores the sensor information in the memory store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: TEGO, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy P. Butler, David Puleston, Javier Berrios, Robert W. Hamlin, Leonid Mats, Steven Benoit
  • Publication number: 20170147915
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for a system for collecting aviation flight cycle data comprising a radio frequency (RF) tag configured to read sensor information from a sensor, the RF tag comprising (i) an RF and analog block for receiving and transmitting an RF signal, (ii) a data processing and controller block for digital information processing, and (iii) a memory store, wherein the RF tag is at least in part powered by an external RF signal received by the RF and analog block; and a sensor for generating sensor information indicative of an airborne flight cycle parameter, wherein the RF tag periodically collects the sensor information generated by the sensor and stores the sensor information in the memory store.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: Timothy P. Butler, David Puleston, Javier Berrios, Robert W. Hamlin, Leonid Mats, Steven Benoit
  • Patent number: 9594998
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for RFID tags with hardened memory, where the memory comprises a plurality of one time programmable (OTP) non-volatile memory locations for storing data, wherein the plurality of OTP non-volatile memory locations are configured to emulate a hardened memory system that retains data stored in the OTP non-volatile memory locations, wherein the data stored is retained after exposure of the RFID tag to an ionizing radiation exposure with an exposure level greater than 25 kGy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: TEGO, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy P. Butler, David Puleston, Javier Berrios, Steve Beckhardt, Robert W. Hamlin, Larry Moore, Leonid Mats
  • Publication number: 20160321480
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for a blood-extraction facility integrated with an RF interrogator, wherein the blood-extraction facility communicates with an RF tag in proximity to the RF interrogator, wherein the RF tag is mounted on a blood-storage container adapted for use with the blood-extraction facility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Inventors: Robert W. Hamlin, Steven Benoit, Jerry Russo, Leonid Mats
  • Patent number: 9465559
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for emulating multiple-time programmable memory utilizing one-time programmable memory, the memory comprising a plurality of one time programmable (OTP) memory locations for storing information, the plurality of OTP memory locations configured to operate as a single emulated many time programmable (eMTP) memory location, wherein the plurality of OTP memory locations operating as an eMTP memory location are associated with one address, the one address readable and writable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: TEGO, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy P. Butler, Javier Berrios, Steve Beckhardt, Robert W. Hamlin, Larry Moore, David Puleston, Leonid Mats
  • Patent number: 9424447
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for a stand-alone RFID sensor apparatus comprising a passive radio frequency identification (RFID) tag configured to read sensor information from a sensor, the passive RFID tag comprising an RF network node and a communication facility, the RF network node comprising (i) an RF and analog block for receiving and transmitting an RFID interrogation signal, (ii) a data processing and controller block for digital information processing, (iii) a memory store, and (iv) a power management block for managing power requirements of the RFID sensor apparatus, and the communications facility linking the sensor and the passive RFID tag, wherein the data processing and controller block manages communication of the sensor information through the communications facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: TEGO, INC.
    Inventors: David Puleston, Robert W. Hamlin, Steven Benoit, Leonid Mats
  • Publication number: 20160210084
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for emulating multiple-time programmable memory utilizing one-time programmable memory, the memory comprising a plurality of one time programmable (OTP) memory locations for storing information, the plurality of OTP memory locations configured to operate as a single emulated many time programmable (eMTP) memory location, wherein the plurality of OTP memory locations operating as an eMTP memory location are associated with one address, the one address readable and writable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Inventors: Timothy P. Butler, Javier Berrios, Steve Beckhardt, Robert W. Hamlin, Larry Moore, David Puleston, Leonid Mats
  • Patent number: 9390362
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag comprising a memory system with a plurality of one time programmable (OTP) non-volatile memory locations configured to emulate at least one multiple time programmable (MTP) memory location, wherein the plurality of OTP non-volatile memory locations configured to emulate the at least one MTP memory location are associated with one address, the one address being readable and writable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: TEGO, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy P. Butler, Javier Berrios, Steve Beckhardt, Robert W. Hamlin, Larry Moore, David Puleston, Leonid Mats
  • Patent number: 9361568
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for RFID tags with hardened memory, where the memory comprises a plurality of one time programmable (OTP) non-volatile memory locations for storing data, wherein the plurality of OTP non-volatile memory locations are configured to emulate a hardened memory system that retains data stored in the plurality of OTP non-volatile memory locations, wherein the data stored is retained after exposure of the RFID tag to an ionizing radiation exposure with an exposure level equal to or greater than 25 kGy, wherein the plurality of OTP non-volatile memory locations are configured to emulate at least one multiple time programmable (MTP) memory location for storing the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: TEGO, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy P. Butler, David Puleston, Javier Berrios, Steve Beckhardt, Robert W. Hamlin, Larry Moore, Leonid Mats
  • Publication number: 20160117583
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for RFID tags with hardened memory, where the memory comprises a plurality of one time programmable (OTP) non-volatile memory locations for storing data, wherein the plurality of OTP non-volatile memory locations are configured to emulate a hardened memory system that retains data stored in the OTP non-volatile memory locations, wherein the data stored is retained after exposure of the RFID tag to an ionizing radiation exposure with an exposure level greater than 25 kGy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Inventors: Timothy P. Butler, David Puleston, Javier Berrios, Steve Beckhardt, Robert W. Hamlin, Larry Moore, Leonid Mats