Patents by Inventor Ryan T. Grace

Ryan T. Grace 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: 10322780
    Abstract: A trolling device for a boat includes a trolling motor and a control mechanism. The control mechanism controls at least one of the speed and the direction of the trolling motor. The control mechanism is configured to receive control instructions from an electronic GPS mapping computer to cause the trolling motor to establish an anchor point near a dock to enable entry to the fishing boat or exit from the fishing boat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Garmin Switzerland GmbH
    Inventors: Ted V. Grace, Ryan T. Grace
  • Publication number: 20190134678
    Abstract: Transport scheduling and transport processes for low microbial (“LM”) bulk products are described. The transport scheduling and processes facilitate low microbial activity in a LM bulk product during the transport of the LM bulk product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Robert Mariniello, Edith D. Akins-Lewenthal, Ryan T. Grace
  • Patent number: 10213811
    Abstract: Transport scheduling and transport processes for low microbial (“LM”) bulk products are described. The transport scheduling and processes facilitate low microbial activity in a LM bulk product during the transport of the LM bulk product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Ardent Mills, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Marinello, Edith D. Akins-Lewenthal, Ryan T. Grace
  • Patent number: 10155602
    Abstract: A process is disclosed for controlling a plurality of magnetrons of a thermal processing tunnel in accordance with a preconfigured magnetron actuation scheme. In some implementations, the process can include the steps of: receiving an identifier indicating a predefined packaged food product configuration; based on the identifier, obtaining a preconfigured magnetron actuation scheme that is preconfigured based on at least one characteristic of the predefined packaged food product configuration, wherein the preconfigured magnetron actuation scheme is preconfigured to cause at least one of the plurality of magnetrons to have a different execution characteristic than at least one other magnetron of the plurality of magnetrons; and transmitting at least one instruction in accordance with the preconfigured magnetron actuation scheme to a signal controller that drives the plurality of magnetrons, thereby causing the plurality of magnetrons to execute in accordance with the preconfigured magnetron actuation scheme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Inventors: Karl Keller, Silvia Kurtz, David Wiemann, Rebecca Jahn, Scott Lineback, Faisal K. Abou-Nasr, Ryan T. Grace
  • Publication number: 20180297674
    Abstract: A trolling device for a boat includes a trolling motor and a control mechanism. The control mechanism controls at least one of the speed and the direction of the trolling motor. The control mechanism is configured to receive control instructions from an electronic GPS mapping computer to cause the trolling motor to establish an anchor point near a dock to enable entry to the fishing boat or exit from the fishing boat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Ted V. Grace, Ryan T. Grace
  • Patent number: 9944365
    Abstract: A watch device includes a processor, a display and a memory. The memory includes instructions for establishing a network connection between the watch device and an electronic GPS mapping computer of a watercraft for transmitting, receiving or displaying data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Garmin Switzerland GmbH
    Inventors: Ted V. Grace, Ryan T. Grace
  • Publication number: 20170369135
    Abstract: A watch device includes a processor, a display and a memory. The memory includes instructions for establishing a network connection between the watch device and an electronic GPS mapping computer of a watercraft for transmitting, receiving or displaying data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventors: Ted V. Grace, Ryan T. Grace
  • Patent number: 9758222
    Abstract: A trolling system for a boat includes a trolling motor and a control mechanism. The control mechanism includes an interface for establishing a network connection between the control mechanism and an electronic GPS mapping computer. The control mechanism is configured to receive control instruction from the electronic GPS mapping computer to cause the trolling motor to execute a direction in accordance with a water depth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Garmin Switzerland GmbH
    Inventors: Ted V. Grace, Ryan T. Grace
  • Patent number: 9708042
    Abstract: Watercraft automation and aquatic data utilization for aquatic efforts are utilized for updating map data with current position and current sonar information of a sonar device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Garmin Switzerland GmbH
    Inventors: Ted V. Grace, Ryan T. Grace
  • Publication number: 20170050712
    Abstract: Watercraft automation and aquatic data utilization for aquatic efforts are disclosed. In one aspect, an anchor point is obtained and a watercraft position maintenance routine is actuated to control the watercraft to maintain association with the anchor point. In another aspect, prior aquatic effort data is obtained in association with an anchor point. In yet another aspect, current aquatic effort data is generated in association with an anchor point. In still another aspect, current aquatic effort data and prior aquatic effort data are utilized for prediction generation. In yet another aspect, current aquatic effort data and prior aquatic effort data are utilized to obtain another anchor point for a watercraft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: Ted V. Grace, Ryan T. Grace
  • Publication number: 20170050709
    Abstract: Watercraft automation and aquatic data utilization for aquatic efforts are disclosed. In one aspect, an anchor point is obtained and a watercraft position maintenance routine is actuated to control the watercraft to maintain association with the anchor point. In another aspect, prior aquatic effort data is obtained in association with an anchor point. In yet another aspect, current aquatic effort data is generated in association with an anchor point, in still another aspect, current aquatic effort data and prior aquatic effort data are utilized for prediction generation. In yet another aspect, current aquatic effort data and prior aquatic effort data are utilized to obtain another anchor point for a watercraft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: Ted V. Grace, Ryan T. Grace
  • Patent number: 9522721
    Abstract: Watercraft automation and aquatic data utilization for aquatic efforts are utilized for providing a predictive suggestion. An electronic GPS mapping computer is in communication with a sonar device and a control mechanism for a trolling motor. An input of current aquatic effort data is received. Based upon the input, a predictive suggestion is provided. The predictive suggestion includes at least one location associated with a map stored on the electronic GPS mapping computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Garmin Switzerland GmbH
    Inventors: Ted V. Grace, Ryan T. Grace
  • Publication number: 20160355287
    Abstract: A process is disclosed for controlling a plurality of magnetrons of a thermal processing tunnel in accordance with a preconfigured magnetron actuation scheme. In some implementations, the process can include the steps of: receiving an identifier indicating a predefined packaged food product configuration; based on the identifier, obtaining a preconfigured magnetron actuation scheme that is preconfigured based on at least one characteristic of the predefined packaged food product configuration, wherein the preconfigured magnetron actuation scheme is preconfigured to cause at least one of the plurality of magnetrons to have a different execution characteristic than at least one other magnetron of the plurality of magnetrons; and transmitting at least one instruction in accordance with the preconfigured magnetron actuation scheme to a signal controller that drives the plurality of magnetrons, thereby causing the plurality of magnetrons to execute in accordance with the preconfigured magnetron actuation scheme.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Karl Keller, Silvia Kurtz, David Wiemann, Rebecca Jahn, Scott Lineback, Faisal K. Abou-Nasr, Ryan T. Grace
  • Patent number: 9505477
    Abstract: Watercraft automation and aquatic data utilization for aquatic efforts are utilized for updating map data. A GPS mapping computer and a sonar device are in communication. The GPS mapping computer displays aquatic effort data. Current aquatic effort data is obtained on the GPS mapping computer. The GPS mapping computer is updated with the current aquatic effort data. The update includes updating map data with the current position and the current sonar information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Garmin Switzerland GmbH
    Inventors: Ted V. Grace, Ryan T. Grace
  • Patent number: 9463860
    Abstract: Watercraft automation and aquatic data utilization for aquatic efforts are utilized for fishing and network communication. Prior aquatic effort data can be provided on an internet based service. Current aquatic effort data can be obtained on the internet based service from a first computing device. A processor associated with the internet based service can update the prior aquatic effort data having a matching position identifier with the current aquatic effort data. A second computing device associated with a second watercraft can be provided access to the update.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Garmin Switzerland GmbH
    Inventors: Ted V. Grace, Ryan T. Grace
  • Patent number: 9446831
    Abstract: Watercraft automation and aquatic data utilization for aquatic efforts are utilized for fishing and network communication. Current aquatic effort data and prior aquatic effort data are obtained. An update is received for the prior aquatic effort data. The update is sent to a mapping service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Garmin Switzerland GmbH
    Inventors: Ted V. Grace, Ryan T. Grace
  • Patent number: 9394040
    Abstract: Watercraft automation and aquatic data utilization for aquatic efforts are utilized for fishing and network communication. In one aspect, a control mechanism for a trolling device has an interface for establishing a network connection between the control mechanism and an electronic GPS mapping computer having an electronic display for displaying data. In an aspect, the control mechanism is configured to receive control instructions from the electronic GPS mapping computer to execute speed or direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Inventors: Ted V. Grace, Ryan T. Grace
  • Publication number: 20160101841
    Abstract: Watercraft automation and aquatic data utilization for aquatic efforts are disclosed. In one aspect, an anchor point is obtained and a watercraft position maintenance routine is actuated to control the watercraft to maintain association with the anchor point. In another aspect, prior aquatic effort data is obtained in association with an anchor point. In yet another aspect, current aquatic effort data is generated in association with an anchor point. In still another aspect, circuit aquatic effort data and prior aquatic effort data are utilized for prediction generation. In yet another aspect, current aquatic effort data and prior aquatic effort data are utilized to obtain another anchor point for a watercraft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Inventors: Ted V. Grace, Ryan T. Grace
  • Publication number: 20160098865
    Abstract: Watercraft automation and aquatic data utilization for aquatic efforts are disclosed. In one aspect, an anchor point is obtained and a watercraft position maintenance routine is actuated to control the watercraft to maintain association with the anchor point. In another aspect, prior aquatic effort data is obtained in association with an anchor point. In yet another aspect, current aquatic effort data is generated in association with an anchor point. In still another aspect, current aquatic effort data and prior aquatic effort data are utilized for prediction generation. In yet another aspect, current aquatic effort data and prior aquatic effort data are utilized to obtain another anchor point for a watercraft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Inventors: Ted V. Grace, Ryan T. Grace
  • Publication number: 20160098867
    Abstract: Watercraft automation and aquatic data utilization for aquatic efforts are disclosed. In one aspect, an anchor point is obtained and a watercraft position maintenance routine is actuated to control the watercraft to maintain association with the anchor point. In another aspect, prior aquatic effort data is obtained in association with an anchor point. In yet another aspect, current aquatic effort data is generated in association with an anchor point. In still another aspect, current aquatic effort data and prior aquatic effort data are utilized for prediction generation. In yet another aspect, current aquatic effort data and prior aquatic effort data are utilized to obtain another anchor point for a watercraft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Inventors: Ted V. Grace, Ryan T. Grace