Patents by Inventor Ryan M. Edwards

Ryan M. Edwards 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: 20200296559
    Abstract: Methods and systems for maintaining telematics data. The system includes a standard vehicle. The standard vehicle includes one or more sensors configured to detect telematics data, a memory configured to store a blockchain associated with the standard vehicle, an electronic control unit (ECU) configured to update the blockchain associated with the standard vehicle with the detected telematics data, and a transceiver configured to communicate the blockchain to one or more other vehicles. The system also includes a collection vehicle. The collection vehicle includes a transceiver configured to receive the blockchain from the standard vehicle, and communicate the blockchain from the standard vehicle to a network to update a distributed record of the blockchain associated with the standard vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Hazem Ahmed, David M. Goemer, Walter Accessor, Andrew L. Wells, Ryan Wheeler, Anil R. Nair, Senthilkumar Gopal Kalaimani, Neil Dutta, Michael C. Edwards
  • Patent number: 10493061
    Abstract: The present invention presents 2-(acylamino)imidazoles with therapeutic activity, including selective activity against cancer cells, and compositions comprising them. Methods of using and preparing the 2-(acylamino)imidazoles are also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignees: Curza Global, LLC, University of Utag Research Foundation
    Inventors: Ryan E. Looper, Rachel M. Vaden, Joseph B. Gibbons, Justin M. Salvant, Anne V. Edwards, Matthew S. Sigman, Bryan E. Welm
  • Publication number: 20180043903
    Abstract: A system and method of communicating user-controlled vehicle settings with a remote location includes: detecting a change to one or more vehicle preference settings made by a vehicle user at a vehicle; wirelessly transmitting the vehicle preference setting(s) from the vehicle to a remote location; altering one or more default services provided to the vehicle user based on the change to the vehicle preference setting(s) made by the vehicle user; and providing the altered default service(s) to the vehicle user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: Eric T. HOSEY, Russell A. PATENAUDE, Ryan M. EDWARDS
  • Patent number: 9645971
    Abstract: A system and method for providing diagnostic assistance to a driver of a vehicle when calling a call center following a diagnostic warning being displayed on the vehicle instrument panel. Upon establishing the call, indicator data representative of the warning is automatically sent to the call center where it is used to select one or more diagnostic tests targeted to particular vehicle systems associated with the warning. The test is carried out at the vehicle and the resulting diagnostic data sent back to the call center. The call is then switched to an advisor at the call center and the received diagnostic data is used to aid the advisor in providing the diagnostic assistance to the driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: General Motors LLC
    Inventors: Carl J. Hering, Ryan M. Edwards
  • Patent number: 9329049
    Abstract: A method of providing directions to a vehicle service facility includes generating a vehicle service alert that includes vehicle operating data, sending the vehicle service alert to a vehicle telematics service subscriber, offering the vehicle telematics service subscriber a choice of one or more vehicle service facilities for responding to the vehicle service alert, and if the vehicle owner chooses a vehicle service facility, providing turn-by-turn directions to the chosen vehicle service facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: General Motors LLC
    Inventors: Ryan M. Edwards, James J. Kelly, III, Heather C. Michalak
  • Patent number: 9251693
    Abstract: A method of providing an alert that a portable electronic device has been left at a vehicle. The method comprises determining that an occupant has exited the vehicle. The method further comprises detecting that a portable electronic device is located at the vehicle. When it has been determined that the occupant has left the vehicle and that the electronic device has been left behind, the method still further comprises generating an alert to notify the occupant that the electronic device has been left at the vehicle. A system for performing or utilizing the above-described methodology is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: General Motors LLC
    Inventor: Ryan M. Edwards
  • Patent number: 9086915
    Abstract: A telematics unit is provided. The telematics unit includes a non-transitory computer-readable medium and a processor, configured to execute a telematics task manager application according to processor-executable instructions stored on the non-transitory computer-readable medium. The telematics task manager application comprises a plurality of tasks. Each task includes one or more subtasks. Each subtask including subtask-specific triggering logic for execution of one or more actions based on the triggering logic. The triggering logic is based on modular condition blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: General Motors LLC
    Inventors: James J. Kelly, III, Ryan M. Edwards
  • Publication number: 20150073649
    Abstract: A method of managing diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) in a vehicle includes generating at a vehicle a plurality of DTCs output from one or more diagnostic subtasks; assigning an ordinal number to each DTC independent of time based on the order in which the DTC occurred at the vehicle; and wirelessly transmitting to a central facility the plurality of DTCs along with the ordinal numbers assigned to each DTC.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: General Motors LLC
    Inventors: James J. Kelly, III, Ryan M. Edwards, Carl J. Hering, Jeffrey J. Olsen
  • Publication number: 20150054647
    Abstract: A method of providing an alert that a portable electronic device has been left at a vehicle. The method comprises determining that an occupant has exited the vehicle. The method further comprises detecting that a portable electronic device is located at the vehicle. When it has been determined that the occupant has left the vehicle and that the electronic device has been left behind, the method still further comprises generating an alert to notify the occupant that the electronic device has been left at the vehicle. A system for performing or utilizing the above-described methodology is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: General Motors LLC
    Inventor: Ryan M. Edwards
  • Patent number: 8886389
    Abstract: A method of providing directions to a vehicle service facility includes generating a vehicle service alert that includes vehicle operating data, sending the vehicle service alert to a vehicle telematics service subscriber, offering the vehicle telematics service subscriber a choice of one or more vehicle service facilities for responding to the vehicle service alert, and if the vehicle owner chooses a vehicle service facility, providing turn-by-turn directions to the chosen vehicle service facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: General Motors LLC
    Inventors: Ryan M. Edwards, James J. Kelly, III
  • Patent number: 8886393
    Abstract: A method and system for providing a reminder message to a user associated with a vehicle via a vehicle telematics unit. The method carried out by the system involves sending to a user an email, web page or other communication that contains a user selectable reminder request, receiving the reminder request from the user, setting a reminder trigger in the vehicle, and then carrying out a requested action in response to occurrence of the trigger. The requested action can be presentation of a reminder message to the occupant and/or establishment of a call from the vehicle to a call center or other remote location to obtain services, such as telematics subscription renewal, or dealer service. The user-selectable reminder request can be implemented in the communication as a virtual button that mimics the look of a physical button installed in the car that is used to provide telematics services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: General Motors LLC
    Inventors: Ryan M. Edwards, Heather C. Michalak
  • Publication number: 20140201748
    Abstract: A telematics unit is provided. The telematics unit includes a non-transitory computer-readable medium and a processor, configured to execute a telematics task manager application according to processor-executable instructions stored on the non-transitory computer-readable medium. The telematics task manager application comprises a plurality of tasks. Each task includes one or more subtasks. Each subtask including subtask-specific triggering logic for execution of one or more actions based on the triggering logic. The triggering logic is based on modular condition blocks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: General Motors LLC
    Inventors: James J. Kelly, III, Ryan M. Edwards
  • Publication number: 20130325249
    Abstract: A system and method for providing diagnostic assistance to a driver of a vehicle when calling a call center following a diagnostic warning being displayed on the vehicle instrument panel. Upon establishing the call, indicator data representative of the warning is automatically sent to the call center where it is used to select one or more diagnostic tests targeted to particular vehicle systems associated with the warning. The test is carried out at the vehicle and the resulting diagnostic data sent back to the call center. The call is then switched to an advisor at the call center and the received diagnostic data is used to aid the advisor in providing the diagnostic assistance to the driver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventors: Carl J. Hering, Ryan M. Edwards
  • Patent number: 8515616
    Abstract: A method for providing diagnostic assistance to a driver of a vehicle when calling a call center following a diagnostic warning being displayed on the vehicle instrument panel. Upon establishing the call, indicator data representative of the warning is automatically sent to the call center where it is used to select one or more diagnostic tests targeted to particular vehicle systems associated with the warning. The test is carried out at the vehicle and the resulting diagnostic data sent back to the call center. The call is then switched to an advisor at the call center and the received diagnostic data is used to aid the advisor in providing the diagnostic assistance to the driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: General Motors LLC
    Inventors: Carl J. Hering, Ryan M. Edwards
  • Patent number: 8433471
    Abstract: A pre-filling vehicle data check method and system are disclosed herein. One example of the method includes receiving, at a financial institution, an authorization request from a filling station for initiating a filling event, where the authorization request includes a financial code. Via a computing device at the financial institution, the financial code is recognized as being associated with at least one of a vehicle identification number or a station identification associated with a vehicle, thereby identifying the vehicle. At least one parameter of the vehicle is identified via a computing device at a data center in selective communication with the vehicle and the financial institution, and an authorization or denial of the at least one filling event based at least upon the at least one parameter is transmitted from the computing device at the data center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: General Motors LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey P. Christensen, Michael D. Solomon, Carl J. Hering, Ryan M. Edwards
  • Patent number: 8432269
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for disabling a vehicle. An exemplary system includes, but is not limited to an antenna that is adapted to be attached to the vehicle. The antenna is configured to transmit and receive communication transmissions. A telematics unit is communicatively connected to the antenna. The telematics unit is adapted for attachment to the vehicle and is configured to communicatively connect to a necessary sub-system of the vehicle, to receive telecommunications from a user through the antenna, and to disable the necessary sub-system in response to receiving an instruction from the user to disable the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: General Motors LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey P. Christensen, Michael D. Solomon, Carl J. Hering, Ryan M. Edwards, Jason J. Parks, Travis L. Bradburn, Laura R. Chmielewski
  • Publication number: 20130046432
    Abstract: A method of providing directions to a vehicle service facility includes generating a vehicle service alert that includes vehicle operating data, sending the vehicle service alert to a vehicle telematics service subscriber, offering the vehicle telematics service subscriber a choice of one or more vehicle service facilities for responding to the vehicle service alert, and if the vehicle owner chooses a vehicle service facility, providing turn-by-turn directions to the chosen vehicle service facility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Applicant: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
    Inventors: Ryan M. Edwards, James J. Kelly, III, Heather C. Michalak
  • Patent number: 8212527
    Abstract: A system and method for determining the status of a vehicle battery to determine whether the battery may not have enough charge to start the vehicle. The method includes collecting data relating to the battery on the vehicle and collecting data relating to the battery at a remote back-office. Both the vehicle and the remote data center determine battery characteristics based on the collected data and the likelihood of a vehicle no-start condition, where the algorithm used at the remote back-office may be more sophisticated. The data collected at the remote back-office may include vehicle battery information transmitted wirelessly from the vehicle, and other information, such as temperature, battery reliability, miles that the vehicle has driven per day, ambient temperature, high content vehicle, etc. Both the vehicle and the remote back-office may determine the battery open circuit voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Yilu Zhang, Mutasim A. Salman, Ryan M. Edwards, John J. Correia, Mark J. Rychlinski, Gary W Gantt, Jr., Halasya Siva Subramania, Kyle L Lobes
  • Publication number: 20120123629
    Abstract: A method of providing directions to a vehicle service facility includes generating a vehicle service alert that includes vehicle operating data, sending the vehicle service alert to a vehicle telematics service subscriber, offering the vehicle telematics service subscriber a choice of one or more vehicle service facilities for responding to the vehicle service alert, and if the vehicle owner chooses a vehicle service facility, providing turn-by-turn directions to the chosen vehicle service facility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2010
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
    Inventors: Ryan M. Edwards, James J. Kelly, III
  • Publication number: 20110288721
    Abstract: A pre-filling vehicle data check method and system are disclosed herein. One example of the method includes receiving, at a financial institution, an authorization request from a filling station for initiating a filling event, where the authorization request includes a financial code. Via a computing device at the financial institution, the financial code is recognized as being associated with at least one of a vehicle identification number or a station identification associated with a vehicle, thereby identifying the vehicle. At least one parameter of the identified vehicle is identified via the computing device at a data center in selective communication with the vehicle and the financial institution, and an authorization or denial of the at least one filling event based at least upon the at least one parameter is transmitted from the computing device at the data center.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2010
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Applicant: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey P. Christensen, Michael D. Solomon, Carl J. Hering, Ryan M. Edwards