Patents by Inventor Sam Calmes

Sam Calmes 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: 20200180472
    Abstract: A radar sensor system and method for ascertaining whether an unattended child is present within an automotive vehicle. The radar sensor system carries out the method and includes a transmitter, at least one sensor, and processing circuitry. The method includes the steps of: illuminating at least one occupiable position within the vehicle with radiation of multiple frequencies; generating radar sensor signals from reflections of the transmitted radiation, a plurality of the radar sensor signals corresponding to different frequencies; and operating the processing circuitry for generating and determining if a first indicator value indicative of motion in the occupiable position satisfies a first predetermined criteria and, if so, generating and determining a second indicator value indicating a degree of repetitive pattern within the radar sensor signals, and determining presence of an unattended child in the vehicle if the second indicator value satisfies a second predetermined criteria.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Mathieu LU-DAC, Patrick DI MARIO COLA, Dimitri TATARINOV, Andreas DIEWALD, Claude WATGEN, Sam CALMES, Peter LARSEN
  • Patent number: 10457161
    Abstract: A radar sensor system and method for ascertaining whether an unattended child is present within an automotive vehicle. The radar sensor system carries out the method and includes a transmitter, at least one sensor, and processing circuitry. The method includes the steps of: illuminating at least one occupiable position within the vehicle with radiation of multiple frequencies; generating radar sensor signals from reflections of the transmitted radiation, a plurality of the radar sensor signals corresponding to different frequencies; and operating the processing circuitry for generating and determining if a first indicator value indicative of motion in the occupiable position satisfies a first predetermined criteria and, if so, generating and determining a second indicator value indicating a degree of repetitive pattern within the radar sensor signals, and determining presence of an unattended child in the vehicle if the second indicator value satisfies a second predetermined criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: IEE INTERNATIONAL ELECTRONICS & ENGINEERING S.A.
    Inventors: Mathieu Lu-Dac, Patrick Di Mario-Cola, Dimitri Tatarinov, Andreas Diewald, Claude Watgen, Sam Calmes, Peter Larsen
  • Publication number: 20180170213
    Abstract: A radar sensor system and method for ascertaining whether an unattended child is present within an automotive vehicle. The radar sensor system carries out the method and includes a transmitter, at least one sensor, and processing circuitry. The method includes the steps of: illuminating at least one occupiable position within the vehicle with radiation of multiple frequencies; generating radar sensor signals from reflections of the transmitted radiation, a plurality of the radar sensor signals corresponding to different frequencies; and operating the processing circuitry for generating and determining if a first indicator value indicative of motion in the occupiable position satisfies a first predetermined criteria and, if so, generating and determining a second indicator value indicating a degree of repetitive pattern within the radar sensor signals, and determining presence of an unattended child in the vehicle if the second indicator value satisfies a second predetermined criteria.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Mathieu LU-DAC, Patrick DI MARIO-COLA, Dimitri TATARINOV, Andreas DIEWALD, Claude WATGEN, Sam CALMES, Peter LARSEN
  • Patent number: 9355556
    Abstract: An access control device comprises at least one transit authorization request device, such as an ID sensor activated by access card or badge or a biometric sensor (fingerprint, retina), said transit authorization request device to be activated by a person requesting authorization to pass through said passageway or doorway and a presence detection and tracking device for detecting the presence of a person in the vicinity of said passageway or doorway and for tracking the movement of a person within or through said passageway or doorway. According to the invention, the access control device further comprises a control unit configured for assigning a virtual transit ticket to a person after authorization to pass through said passageway or doorway has been granted to said person, said virtual transit ticket being representative of the transit privileges granted to said person, i.e.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: IEE International Electronics & Engineering S.A.
    Inventors: Paul Schockmel, Laurent Uhres, Patrick Roulling, Sam Calmes, Marc Schifflers, Stephen Fuks
  • Publication number: 20150379362
    Abstract: One or more imaging device(s) inside a car that look(s) at occupants (driver, front passenger, rear passengers) and cover(s) multiple security, comfort, driver assistance and occupant state related functions, wherein the imaging device includes an illumination in the near infrared. An imaging device inside the car that can measure occupants' vital signs (heart rate, respiration rate, blood oxygen saturation) using contactless imaging photoplethysmography.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Inventors: Sam CALMES, Cecile JOUANIQUE-DUBUIS, Thierry MOUSEL, Jean-Luc KAISER, Laurent LAMESCH, Bruno MIRBACH
  • Publication number: 20130201286
    Abstract: An access control device comprises at least one transit authorization request device, such as an ID sensor activated by access card or badge or a biometric sensor (fingerprint, retina), said transit authorization request device to be activated by a person requesting authorization to pass through said passageway or doorway and a presence detection and tracking device for detecting the presence of a person in the vicinity of said passageway or doorway and for tracking the movement of a person within or through said passageway or doorway. According to the invention, the access control device further comprises a control unit configured for assigning a virtual transit ticket to a person after authorization to pass through said passageway or doorway has been granted to said person, said virtual transit ticket being representative of the transit privileges granted to said person, i.e.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: IEE INTERNATIONAL ELECTRONICS & ENGINEERING S.A.
    Inventors: Paul Schockmel, Laurent Uhres, Patrick Roulling, Sam Calmes, Marc Schifflers, Stephen Fuks
  • Patent number: 7031045
    Abstract: A micro-mirror strip assembly having a plurality of two-dimensional micro-mirror structures with improved deflection and other characteristics is presented. In the micro-mirror structures, electrodes for electrostatic deflection are disposed on conical or quasi-conical entities that are machined, attached or molded into a substrate. The electrodes are quartered approximately parallel to or offset by 45 degrees from rotational axes to form quadrants. Torsion sensors are provided along the axes of rotation to control deflection of the quadrant deflection electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Inventors: Armand P. Neukermans, Timothy G. Slater, Marc R. Schuman, Jack D. Foster, Sam Calmes, Sateesh S. Bajikar, Arun Malhotra, Jane Ang, Jerry Hurst, John Green
  • Patent number: 6795602
    Abstract: A fiber optic switch (400) includes a fiber optic switching module (100) that receives and fixes ends (104) of optical fibers (106). The module (100) includes numerous reflective light beam deflectors (172) which may be selected as pairs for coupling a beam of light (108) between a pair of optical fibers (106). The module (100) also produces orientation signals from each deflector (172) which indicate its orientation. A portcard (406) included in the switch (400) supplies drive signals to the module (100) for orienting at least one deflector (172). The portcard (406) also receives the orientation signals produced by that deflector (172) together with coordinates that specify an orientation for the deflector (172). The portcard (406) compares the received coordinates with the orientation signals received from the deflector (172) and adjusts the drive signals supplied to the module (100) to reduce any difference between the received coordinates and the orientation signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Inventors: Armand P. Neukermans, Timothy G. Slater, Tyler L. Baughman, James P. Downing, John S. Forker, Gregory A. Reznick, Sam Calmes, Steven M. Clark, Jack D. Foster, Marc R. Schuman, Rajiv Ramaswami
  • Publication number: 20040150872
    Abstract: A micro-mirror strip assembly having a plurality of two-dimensional micro-mirror structures with improved deflection and other characteristics is presented. In the micro-mirror structures, electrodes for electrostatic deflection are disposed on conical or quasi-conical entities that are machined, attached or molded into a substrate. The electrodes are quartered approximately parallel to or offset by 45 degrees from rotational axes to form quadrants. Torsion sensors are provided along the axes of rotation to control deflection of the quadrant deflection electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2003
    Publication date: August 5, 2004
    Applicant: Xros, Inc., a California corporation
    Inventors: Armand P. Neukermans, Timothy G. Slater, Marc R. Schuman, Jack D. Foster, Sam Calmes, Sateesh S. Bajikar, Arun Malhotra, Jane Ang, Jerry Hurst, John Green
  • Patent number: 6744550
    Abstract: A micro-mirror strip assembly having a plurality of two-dimensional micro-mirror structures with improved deflection and other characteristics is presented. In the micro-mirror structures, electrodes for electrostatic deflection are disposed on conical or quasi-conical entities that are machined, attached or molded into a substrate. The electrodes are quartered approximately parallel to or offset by 45 degrees from rotational axes to form quadrants. Torsion sensors are provided along the axes of rotation to control deflection of the quadrant deflection electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2004
    Assignee: Xros, Inc.
    Inventors: Armand P. Neukermans, Timothy G. Slater, Marc R. Schuman, Jack D. Foster, Sam Calmes, Sateesh S. Bajikar, Arun Malhotra, Jane Ang, Jerry Hurst, John Green
  • Patent number: 6694072
    Abstract: A fiber optic switch (400) includes a fiber optic switching module (100) that receives and fixes ends (104) of optical fibers (106). The module (100) includes numerous reflective light beam deflectors (172) arranged in a V-shape which may be selected as pairs for coupling a beam of light (108) between a pair of optical fibers (106). The module (100) also produces orientation signals from each deflector (172) which indicate its orientation. A portcard (406) supplies drive signals to the module (100) for orienting at least one deflector (172). The portcard (406) also receives the orientation signals produced by that deflector (172) together with coordinates that specify an orientation for the deflector (172). The portcard (406) compares the received coordinates with the orientation signals and adjusts the drive signals supplied to the module (100) to reduce any difference between the received coordinates and the orientation signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Inventors: Armand P. Neukermans, Steven M. Clark, Marc R. Schuman, Timothy G. Slater, Jack D. Foster, Sam Calmes
  • Publication number: 20030076576
    Abstract: A micro-mirror strip assembly having a plurality of two-dimensional micro-mirror structures with improved deflection and other characteristics is presented. In the micro-mirror structures, electrodes for electrostatic deflection are disposed on conical or quasi-conical entities that are machined, attached or molded into a substrate. The electrodes are quartered approximately parallel to or offset by 45 degrees from rotational axes to form quadrants. Torsion sensors are provided along the axes of rotation to control deflection of the quadrant deflection electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2002
    Publication date: April 24, 2003
    Applicant: Xros, Inc.
    Inventors: Armand P. Neukermans, Timothy G. Slater, Marc R. Schuman, Jack D. Foster, Sam Calmes, Sateesh S. Bajikar, Arun Malhotra, Jane Ang, Jerry Hurst, John Green
  • Publication number: 20020164110
    Abstract: A fiber optic switch (400) includes a fiber optic switching module (100) that receives and fixes ends (104) of optical fibers (106). The module (100) includes numerous reflective light beam deflectors (172) which may be selected as pairs for coupling a beam of light (108) between a pair of optical fibers (106). The module (100) also produces orientation signals from each deflector (172) which indicate its orientation. A portcard (406) included in the switch (400) supplies drive signals to the module (100) for orienting at least one deflector (172). The portcard (406) also receives the orientation signals produced by that deflector (172) together with coordinates that specify an orientation for the deflector (172). The portcard (406) compares the received coordinates with the orientation signals received from the deflector (172) and adjusts the drive signals supplied to the module (100) to reduce any difference between the received coordinates and the orientation signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2000
    Publication date: November 7, 2002
    Inventors: Arnold P. Neukermans, Timothy G. Slater, Tyler L. Baughman, James P. Dowing, John S. forker, Gregory A. Reznick, Sam Calmes, Steven M. Clark, Jack D. Foster, Marc R. Schuman, Rajiv Ramaswami
  • Patent number: 6445844
    Abstract: A fiber optic switch includes a fiber optic switching module that receives and fixes ends of optical fibers. The module includes numerous reflective light beam deflectors which may be selected as pairs for coupling a beam of light between a pair of optical fibers. The module also produces orientation signals from each deflector which indicate its orientation. A portcard included in the switch supplies drive signals to the module for orienting at least one deflector. The portcard also receives the orientation signals produced by that deflector together with coordinates that specify an orientation for the deflector. The portcard compares the received coordinates with the orientation signals received from the deflector and adjusts the drive signals supplied to the module to reduce any difference between the received coordinates and the orientation signals. The switch also employs optical alignment to precisely orient pairs of deflectors coupling a beam of light between optical fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2002
    Assignee: XROS, Inc.
    Inventors: Armand P. Neukermans, Timothy G. Slater, Tyler L. Baughman, James P. Downing, John S. Forker, Gregory A. Reznick, Sam Calmes, Steven M. Clark, Jack D. Foster, Marc R. Schuman, Rajiv Ramaswami
  • Patent number: 6430109
    Abstract: There is described a cMUT array with transducer elements which include a plurality of cells with membranes formed on one surface of a wafer. Voltages applied between said spaced electrodes drive said membranes. The voltages applied to said electrodes are applied from the opposite surface of the wafer through the wafer and through vias formed in the wafer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2002
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Butrus T. Khuri-Yakub, F. Levent Degertekin, Sam Calmes, Xuecheng Jin