Patents by Inventor Ryan Hickman

Ryan Hickman 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: 20220408893
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a carrying bag is disclosed which includes a one or more security panel assemblies comprising a first flexible material layer and a polymeric fiber matrix, such as a polymer fiber-based cut-resistant fabric, matrix or mesh. Various carrying straps are disclosed which include a first flexible fabric or webbing; and a second flexible fabric or webbing comprising a polymeric fiber matrix. Additional polymeric fibers, filaments, cables, threads or yarns may be included in the security panel assemblies and straps, such as cut-resistant monofilament and multifilament fibers comprised of a polyethylene such as ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMAWPE), high-modulus polyethylene (HMPE), or High Performance Polyethylene (HPPE), for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2022
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    Inventors: Donald E. Godshaw, Jason Michael Kramer, Bryce Ryan Hickman, Du Hai, Malea Reeves, Jaclyn Scott
  • Patent number: 11391807
    Abstract: A system for use in transmitting data. The system includes at least one wireless beacon positionable in a work zone, with the at least one wireless beacon configured to emit a signal. A diagnostic device is configured to mate with an object positionable in the work zone, the diagnostic device including a wireless transceiver configured to receive the signal, and a controller in communication with the wireless transceiver. The controller is configured to receive a data package associated with the object, determine a location of the object based on an analysis of the signal, and transmit, via the wireless transceiver, the data package to the work zone when it is determined that the object is positioned within the work zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: David J. McNeill, Robert Mark Ziccardi, Ryan Thomas Sonoda, Dylan Hickman, Brian D. Ayers, Mark Blustein, Derrick Ian Cobb, Andrew Kent Hittle
  • Patent number: 11372397
    Abstract: A system for use in facilitating a manufacturing operation that includes a wireless beacon paired with each vehicle of multiple vehicles routable along a production line in a sequence. The wireless beacon emits a signal containing information that identifies the paired vehicle. A wireless transceiver is at a predetermined location along the production line, and the wireless transceiver scans for the signal. A server device is in communication with the wireless transceiver. The server device stores pairing data of which wireless beacon is paired with each vehicle, and sequence data of the vehicles routed along the production line, and receives, from the wireless transceiver, a signal containing the information that identifies the paired vehicle. The server device also verifies, based on the pairing data, the sequence data, and the information in the signal, that an order in which the vehicles enter the predetermined location corresponds to the sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: David J. McNeill, Robert Mark Ziccardi, Ryan Thomas Sonoda, Dylan Hickman, Brian D. Ayers, Mark Blustein, Derrick Ian Cobb, Andrew Kent Hittle
  • Publication number: 20210068512
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a carrying bag includes a carrying bag body formed by a security panel assembly comprising a cut-resistant fabric or mesh, with a strap channel having at least two spaced-apart reinforced channel openings; and a carrying strap comprising: first and second wire cables; a first flexible material having a first lateral region folded around the first wire cable to enclose the first wire cable and a second lateral region folded around the second wire cable to enclose the second wire cable; and a second flexible material arranged on or over a central region of the first flexible material. Representative embodiments may include a water-resistant pocket coupled to a protected seam and extending to an exterior of the carrying bag body; and a fastener to close the water-resistant pocket external to the carrying bag body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Donald E. Godshaw, Jason Michael Kramer, Bryce Ryan Hickman
  • Patent number: 10863809
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a carrying bag includes a carrying bag body formed by a security panel assembly comprising a cut-resistant fabric or mesh, with a strap channel having at least two spaced-apart reinforced channel openings; and a carrying strap comprising: first and second wire cables; a first flexible material having a first lateral region folded around the first wire cable to enclose the first wire cable and a second lateral region folded around the second wire cable to enclose the second wire cable; and a second flexible material arranged on or over a central region of the first flexible material. Representative embodiments may include a water-resistant pocket coupled to a protected seam and extending to an exterior of the carrying bag body; and a fastener to close the water-resistant pocket external to the carrying bag body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Travel Caddy, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald E. Godshaw, Jason Michael Kramer, Bryce Ryan Hickman
  • Publication number: 20200359756
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a carry (or carrying) bag is provided that includes an interior, substantially cut-resistant security panel assembly with a matrix of wires secured between or on one or more flexible material layers. Also in various embodiments, the security panel assembly may be positioned intermediate the bag outside wall and a lining of the bag, and in other embodiments, may also take the form of an expansion panel. Second or secondary locking fasteners are also provided to lock first or primary fasteners to or within the carrying bag, to provide security for compartments and pockets. A strap with one or more security cables, and various locking fasteners, may be attached to the carry bag. Methods for forming such security panel assemblies, expansion panels, and carrying straps are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Donald E. Godshaw, Du Hai, Bryce Ryan Hickman, Slobodan S. Zivanovic
  • Patent number: 10765187
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a carry (or carrying) bag is provided that includes an interior, substantially cut-resistant security panel assembly with a matrix of wires secured between or on one or more flexible material layers. Also in various embodiments, the security panel assembly may be positioned intermediate the bag outside wall and a lining of the bag, and in other embodiments, may also take the form of an expansion panel. Second or secondary locking fasteners are also provided to lock first or primary fasteners to or within the carrying bag, to provide security for compartments and pockets. A strap with one or more security cables, and various locking fasteners, may be attached to the carry bag. Methods for forming such security panel assemblies, expansion panels, and carrying straps are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Travel Caddy, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald E. Godshaw, Du Hai, Bryce Ryan Hickman, Slobodan S. Zivanovic
  • Publication number: 20200070474
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a carrying bag is disclosed which includes a one or more security panel assemblies comprising a first flexible material layer and a polymeric fiber matrix, such as a polymer fiber-based cut-resistant fabric, matrix or mesh. Various carrying straps are disclosed which include a first flexible fabric or webbing; and a second flexible fabric or webbing comprising a polymeric fiber matrix. Additional polymeric fibers, filaments, cables, threads or yarns may be included in the security panel assemblies and straps, such as cut-resistant monofilament and multifilament fibers comprised of a polyethylene such as ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE), high-modulus polyethylene (HMPE), or High Performance Polyethylene (HPPE), for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Donald E. Godshaw, Jason Michael Kramer, Bryce Ryan Hickman, Du Hai, Malea Reeves, Jaclyn Scott
  • Patent number: 10552803
    Abstract: Methods and systems for proactively preventing hazardous or other situations in a robot-cloud interaction are provided. An example method includes receiving information associated with task logs for a plurality of robotic devices. The task logs may include information associated with tasks performed by the plurality of robotic devices. The method may also include a computing system determining information associated with hazardous situations based on the information associated with the task logs. For example, the hazardous situations may comprise situations associated with failures of one or more components of the plurality of robotic devices. According to the method, information associated with a contextual situation of a first robotic device may be determined, and when the information associated with the contextual situation is consistent with information associated with the one or more hazardous situations, an alert indicating a potential failure of the first robotic device may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: X Development LLC
    Inventors: James J. Kuffner, Jr., Ryan Hickman
  • Publication number: 20200015560
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a carrying bag is disclosed which includes a one or more security panel assemblies comprising a first flexible material layer and a polymeric fiber matrix, such as a polymer fiber-based cut-resistant fabric, matrix or mesh. Various carrying straps are disclosed which include a first flexible fabric or webbing; and a second flexible fabric or webbing comprising a polymeric fiber matrix. Additional polymeric fibers, filaments, cables, threads or yarns may be included in the security panel assemblies and straps, such as cut-resistant monofilament and multifilament fibers comprised of a polyethylene such as ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE), high-modulus polyethylene (HMPE), or High Performance Polyethylene (HPPE), for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Donald E. Godshaw, Jason Michael Kramer, Bryce Ryan Hickman, Du Hai, Malea Reeves, Jaclyn Scott
  • Patent number: 10500718
    Abstract: Methods and systems for allocating tasks to robotic devices are provided. An example method includes receiving information associated with task logs for a plurality of robotic devices and in a computing system configured to access a processor and memory, determining information associated with a health level for the plurality of robotic devices based on the information associated with the task logs. A health level for a given robotic device may be proportional to a current level of ability to perform a function, which may change over a lifespan of the given robotic device. Information associated with a plurality of tasks to be performed by one or more or the robotic devices may also be determined. The computing system may optimize an allocation of the plurality of tasks such that a high precision task may be allocated to a robotic device having a greater current health level than another robotic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: X Development LLC
    Inventors: James J. Kuffner, Jr., Ryan Hickman
  • Publication number: 20190350324
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a carry (or carrying) bag is provided that includes an interior, substantially cut-resistant security panel assembly with a matrix of wires secured between or on one or more flexible material layers. Also in various embodiments, the security panel assembly may be positioned intermediate the bag outside wall and a lining of the bag, and in other embodiments, may also take the form of an expansion panel. Second or secondary locking fasteners are also provided to lock first or primary fasteners to or within the carrying bag, to provide security for compartments and pockets. A strap with one or more security cables, and various locking fasteners, may be attached to the carry bag. Methods for forming such security panel assemblies, expansion panels, and carrying straps are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Donald E. Godshaw, Du Hai, Bryce Ryan Hickman
  • Patent number: 10390592
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a carry (or carrying) bag is provided that includes an interior, substantially cut-resistant security panel assembly with a matrix of wires secured between or on one or more flexible material layers. Also in various embodiments, the security panel assembly may be positioned intermediate the bag outside wall and a lining of the bag, and in other embodiments, may also take the form of an expansion panel. Second or secondary locking fasteners are also provided to lock first or primary fasteners to or within the carrying bag, to provide security for compartments and pockets. A strap with one or more security cables, and various locking fasteners, may be attached to the carry bag. Methods for forming such security panel assemblies, expansion panels, and carrying straps are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Travel Caddy, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald E. Godshaw, Du Hai, Bryce Ryan Hickman
  • Patent number: 10391633
    Abstract: The present application discloses systems and methods for inventorying objects. In one embodiment, a robot detects an object and sends identification data and location data associated with the detected object to a cloud computing system. The identification data may include an image of the object and/or information from a tag, code, or beacon associated with the object. In response to receiving the identification data and the location data, the cloud computing system identifies the object. The cloud computing system may also determine or create a first map associated with the identified object and a second map associated with the identified object. The first map may be associated with the current location of the object and the second map may correspond to a past location of the object. The cloud computing server may compare the first and second maps, and then send instructions to the robot based on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: X Development LLC
    Inventors: Ryan Hickman, James J. Kuffner, Jr., Anthony G. Francis, Jr., Chaitanya Gharpure
  • Patent number: 10275945
    Abstract: An electronic device includes at least one sensor, a display, and a processor. The processor is configured to determine a dimension of a physical object along an axis based on a change in position of the electronic device when the electronic device is moved from a first end of the physical object along the axis to a second end of the physical object along the axis. A method includes capturing and displaying imagery of a physical object at an electronic device, and receiving user input identifying at least two points of the physical object in the displayed imagery. The method further includes determining, at the electronic device, at least one dimensional aspect of the physical object based on the at least two points of the physical object using a three-dimensional mapping of the physical object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Johnny Chung Lee, Joel Hesch, Ryan Hickman, Patrick Mihelich, James Fung
  • Patent number: 10242549
    Abstract: Methods and devices are disclosed for monitoring environmental conditions in one or more environments. In one embodiment, the method includes maintaining a plurality of environmental-condition thresholds, each of which corresponds to an environmental condition and is predetermined based on data corresponding to the environmental condition that is received from a plurality of robots. The method further includes receiving from a first robot first data corresponding to a first environmental condition in a first environment. The method may still further include making a first comparison of the first data and a first environmental-condition threshold corresponding to the first environmental condition and, based on the first comparison, triggering a notification. Triggering the notification may comprise transmitting to the robot instructions to transmit the notification to at least one of a call center and a remote device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: X Development LLC
    Inventors: Arshan Poursohi, Ryan Hickman
  • Publication number: 20190050827
    Abstract: Methods and systems for proactively preventing hazardous or other situations in a robot-cloud interaction are provided. An example method includes receiving information associated with task logs for a plurality of robotic devices. The task logs may include information associated with tasks performed by the plurality of robotic devices. The method may also include a computing system determining information associated with hazardous situations based on the information associated with the task logs. For example, the hazardous situations may comprise situations associated with failures of one or more components of the plurality of robotic devices. According to the method, information associated with a contextual situation of a first robotic device may be determined, and when the information associated with the contextual situation is consistent with information associated with the one or more hazardous situations, an alert indicating a potential failure of the first robotic device may be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: James J. Kuffner, JR., Ryan Hickman
  • Patent number: 10168690
    Abstract: Multirobotic management can involve communications between a command or leader robot and one or more client or follower robots through a cloud computing system. In an example implementation, a leader robot can receive first sensory data captured by a first follower robot and second sensory data captured by a second follower robot, determine a command function based on at least one of the first sensory data and the second sensory data, and communicate with at least one of the first follower robot and the second follower robot based on the command function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: X Development LLC
    Inventors: Ryan Hickman, Chaitanya Gharpure
  • Patent number: 10134014
    Abstract: Methods and systems for proactively preventing hazardous or other situations in a robot-cloud interaction are provided. An example method includes receiving information associated with task logs for a plurality of robotic devices. The task logs may include information associated with tasks performed by the plurality of robotic devices. The method may also include a computing system determining information associated with hazardous situations based on the information associated with the task logs. For example, the hazardous situations may comprise situations associated with failures of one or more components of the plurality of robotic devices. According to the method, information associated with a contextual situation of a first robotic device may be determined, and when the information associated with the contextual situation is consistent with information associated with the one or more hazardous situations, an alert indicating a potential failure of the first robotic device may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: X Development LLC
    Inventors: James J. Kuffner, Jr., Ryan Hickman
  • Patent number: 10097651
    Abstract: According to a general aspect, a method can include receiving a request, triggered via a consumer account, to access, using a social media application, a plurality of sharer content. The sharer content can be associated with a sharer account using the social media application. The method can include retrieving, in response to the request, a consumer value and a relationship value. The consumer value can represent an interaction with the social media application via the consumer account and the relationship value can characterize a relationship between a consumer identifier of the consumer account and a sharer identifier of the sharer account. The method can include selecting a subset of sharer content from the plurality of sharer content based on a combination of the consumer value and the relationship value, and can include defining a portion of a presentation customized for the consumer account using the selected subset of sharer content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Ryan Hickman