Patents by Inventor Samuel Palmer

Samuel Palmer 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: 20200294403
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention predicts a vehicular event relating to machinal performance using information obtained from interior and exterior sensors, vehicle onboard computer (“VOC”), and cloud data. The process of predication is able to activate interior and exterior sensors mounted on a vehicle operated by a driver for obtaining current data relating to external surroundings, interior settings, and internal mechanical conditions of the vehicle. After forwarding the current data to VOC to generate a current vehicle status representing real-time vehicle performance in accordance with the current data, retrieving a historical data associated with the vehicle including mechanical condition is retrieved. In one aspect, a normal condition signal is issued when the current vehicle status does not satisfy with the optimal condition based on the historical data. Alternatively, a race car condition is issued when the current vehicle status meets with the optimal condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Richard Chia Tsing Tong, Robert Victor Welland, John Hayes Ludwig, John Palmer Cordell, Samuel James McKelvie
  • Publication number: 20200226395
    Abstract: A method and/or system is able to improve vehicle safety by determining if an object is embedded in a tire of the vehicle. Audio data is received from a microphone that is positioned to capture sounds of the tire moving on the road. The speed of the vehicle is also obtained, where the speed overlaps the same timeframe of when the sounds of the tire are captured by the microphone. An object is determined to be embedded in the tire based on a frequency analysis of the received audio data relative to the speed of the vehicle. And an alert is output to the driver of the vehicle indicating that the object is embedded in the tire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: John Palmer Cordell, Robert Victor Welland, Samuel James McKelvie, John Hayes Ludwig
  • Patent number: 10713955
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention predicts a vehicular event relating to machinal performance using information obtained from interior and exterior sensors, vehicle onboard computer (“VOC”), and cloud data. The process of predication is able to activate interior and exterior sensors mounted on a vehicle operated by a driver for obtaining current data relating to external surroundings, interior settings, and internal mechanical conditions of the vehicle. After forwarding the current data to VOC to generate a current vehicle status representing real-time vehicle performance in accordance with the current data, retrieving a historical data associated with the vehicle including mechanical condition is retrieved. In one aspect, a normal condition signal is issued when the current vehicle status does not satisfy with the optimal condition based on the historical data. Alternatively, a race car condition is issued when the current vehicle status meets with the optimal condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: XEVO INC.
    Inventors: Richard Chia Tsing Tong, Robert Victor Welland, John Hayes Ludwig, John Palmer Cordell, Samuel James McKelvie
  • Patent number: 10683017
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing speed thresholds for a fleet of vehicles are disclosed. Input is used to provide associations between particular weather-relation conditions (such as rain) and arithmetic operations, that may be used to determine a current speed threshold as a function of a local posted speed limit at the current location of a vehicle. The current speed threshold is subsequently used to detect whether vehicles are exceeding the current speed threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: SmartDrive Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel Thomas Kruse, David Wagstaff, Jason Palmer
  • Patent number: 10684390
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting a sitting duck scenario of a vehicle on or near a road are disclosed. The current location and speed of the vehicle are used for different comparisons and/or determinations, including a comparison to road-specific information to determine whether the vehicle is in a particular proximity of a highway, and a determination whether the vehicle has been stationary continuously for at least a specified duration. Additional comparisons and/or determinations may be used. If such an occurrence has been detected, one or more notifications are generated, and provided to one or more of the vehicle operator and/or a remote computing server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: SmartDrive Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: David Wagstaff, Samuel Thomas Kruse, Jason Palmer
  • Publication number: 20200151479
    Abstract: A method and/or system is able to provide driver fingerprint via metadata extraction managed by a driver rating (“DR”) model trained by a machine learning center (“MLC”) coupled to a cloud based network (“CBN”). In one embodiment, a DR system includes a set of outward facing cameras, a set of inward facing cameras, and a vehicle onboard computer (“VOC”). The set of outward facing cameras mounted on a vehicle is used to collect external images representing a surrounding environment in which the vehicle operates. The set of inward facing cameras mounted in the vehicle is used to collect internal images including operator body expression representing at least operator's attention. The VOC is configured to determine the identity of operator and current operating style in response to the collected internal images, the collected external images, and historical stored data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: Xevo Inc.
    Inventors: John Palmer Cordell, Robert Victor Welland, Samuel James McKelvie, John Hayes Ludwig
  • Publication number: 20200110951
    Abstract: A method or system is able to refine Global Positioning System (“GPS”) information for guiding a vehicle via extracted metadata using a GPS refinement (“GR”) model managed by a virtuous cycle containing sensors, machine learning center (“MLC”), and a cloud based network (“CBN”). The GR system includes a set of outward facing cameras, a vehicle onboard computer (“VOC”), and GR model. The outward facing cameras mounted on a vehicle are capable of collecting external images representing a surrounding environment in which the vehicle operates. The VOC is configured to generate a positional vehicle location with respect to the surrounding environment in accordance with the external images and historical stored data obtained from CBN. The GR model is configured to generate a driving guidance based on combined information between the positional vehicle location and GPS data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Applicant: Xevo Inc.
    Inventors: John Palmer Cordell, Robert Victor Welland, Samuel James McKelvie, John Hayes Ludwig
  • Patent number: 10540557
    Abstract: A method and/or system is able to provide driver fingerprint via metadata extraction managed by a driver rating (“DR”) model trained by a machine learning center (“MLC”) coupled to a cloud based network (“CBN”). In one embodiment, a DR system includes a set of outward facing cameras, a set of inward facing cameras, and a vehicle onboard computer (“VOC”). The set of outward facing cameras mounted on a vehicle is used to collect external images representing a surrounding environment in which the vehicle operates. The set of inward facing cameras mounted in the vehicle is used to collect internal images including operator body expression representing at least operator's attention. The VOC is configured to determine the identity of operator and current operating style in response to the collected internal images, the collected external images, and historical stored data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Xevo Inc.
    Inventors: John Palmer Cordell, Robert Victor Welland, Samuel James McKelvie, John Hayes Ludwig
  • Patent number: 10527574
    Abstract: A system, device, and method for receiving, preparing and identifying a biological sample. Some parts may be user held and actuated. The sample may be detected by an array of sensors. The system may comprise reusable and disposable components arranged to be connected together. The biological sample may contain nucleic acids, proteins, or other molecules to be detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: DNAE GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Panteleimon Athanasiou, Alpesh Patel, David Whitaker, Hua Bai, John Palmer-Felgate, Daniel Coomber-Alford, Jessica Fisher, Chad Schneider, Alex Flamm, Ben Lane, Samuel Reed
  • Publication number: 20200001590
    Abstract: An extruder of a three-dimensional printer may be coupled with one or more filament tubes, each filament tube having its own supply of filament. The extruder may include a drive gear rotatable in a first direction to advance a filament from a filament tube toward at least one extrusion opening defined by the extruder and rotatable in a second direction, opposite the first direction, to advance another filament from a different filament tube toward the at least one extrusion opening defined by the extruder. Also, as one filament is advanced by the drive gear, another filament may be retracted by the drive gear to improve the switching of filaments in a three-dimensional printing process. The extruder may work in conjunction with a filament supply-side drive system that feeds filament into one or more filament tubes, reducing a pull force exerted by the drive gear of the extruder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Samuel Holland, Mark Waller, Carlos Fernandez Arreola, Mark Palmer, Taylor S. Goodman, Kevin C. Rand
  • Patent number: 10503988
    Abstract: A method or system is able to refine Global Positioning System (“GPS”) information for guiding a vehicle via extracted metadata using a GPS refinement (“GR”) model managed by a virtuous cycle containing sensors, machine learning center (“MLC”), and a cloud based network (“CBN”). The GR system includes a set of outward facing cameras, a vehicle onboard computer (“VOC”), and GR model. The outward facing cameras mounted on a vehicle are capable of collecting external images representing a surrounding environment in which the vehicle operates. The VOC is configured to generate a positional vehicle location with respect to the surrounding environment in accordance with the external images and historical stored data obtained from CBN. The GR model is configured to generate a driving guidance based on combined information between the positional vehicle location and GPS data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Xevo Inc.
    Inventors: John Palmer Cordell, Robert Victor Welland, Samuel James McKelvie, John Hayes Ludwig
  • Publication number: 20190370581
    Abstract: A method or system that is able to adjust an exterior mirror of a vehicle via an automatic mirror-setting (“AM”) model managed by a virtuous cycle containing a cloud based network (“CBN”). The system includes a set of mirrors, a set of inward facing cameras, a vehicle onboard computer (“VOC”), and AM module. In one embodiment, the mirrors, attached to a vehicle, are configured to capture at least a portion of the external environment in which the vehicle operates. The inward facing cameras, mounted in the vehicle, are configured to collect internal images, including the operator's facial features showing operator visual characteristics. The VOC, which is coupled to the CBN, is configured to determine operator vision metadata based on the internal images, operator visual characteristics, and historical stored data. The AM module is able to adaptively set a mirror to an optimal orientation so that the area of the external blind spot is minimized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: Xevo Inc.
    Inventors: John Palmer Cordell, Robert Victor Welland, Samuel James McKelvie, John Hayes Ludwig
  • Publication number: 20180237281
    Abstract: A nozzle flush adapter includes an externally threaded coupler configured to threadably engage and secure a mixer nozzle in a fluid tight coupling together with a hose receiving coupler having an internal thread configured to engage and secure the threaded end of a conventional water hose in a fluid tight coupling. The nozzle flush adapter facilitates cleaning and reuse of normally disposable mixer nozzles exposed to two-component epoxy adhesives and the like by allowing the user to exercise a method whereby the user is able to flush water under pressure through the mixer nozzle before the material has cured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventor: Samuel Palmer
  • Patent number: 8708433
    Abstract: A storage system includes a shell having a plurality of walls and a plurality of rails. The plurality of walls are coupled to one another to form a storage chamber therebetween and to define a plurality of intersection edges. Each of the plurality of intersection edges is formed at a corresponding boundary of two adjacent ones of the plurality of walls. The plurality of rails each extend outwardly from a corresponding one of the plurality of intersection edges with an angled orientation relative to each of the two adjacent ones of the plurality of walls. A cross-sectional thickness of each of the plurality of rails increases as each of the plurality of rails extends away from one of the plurality of intersection edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Dirk Ahlgrim, Douglas Dayton, Angie Kim, Monica Kuznik, Samuel Palmer, David Weissburg, Gretchen Wustrack
  • Patent number: 8418874
    Abstract: A storage assembly includes a bin having side panels, a bottom, a rim, a first reception slot and a second reception slot. The side panels and the bottom define a cavity therebetween. The rim extends from the side panels around a perimeter of an opening to the cavity and in a direction substantially parallel to the bottom. The first reception slot extends from the rim into a first one of the side panels, and the second reception slot extends from the rim into a second one of the side panels. The first one of the side panels is positioned opposite the second one of the side panels. Each of the first and second reception slots is configured to selectively receive a different portion of a divider, which divides the cavity into two or more compartments. Related storage and organization systems, accessories and methods are also disclosed and provide additional advantages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Dirk Ahlgrim, Douglas Dayton, Monica Kuznik, Samuel Palmer, Gretchen Wustrack
  • Patent number: 8414092
    Abstract: A storage shell includes sidewalls and rails. The sidewalls each extend between two others of the sidewalls to collectively define a chamber therebetween. The sidewalls create a plurality of intersection lines each being defined along a boundary between two of the plurality of sidewalls. The plurality of are rails each coupled to and radially extends away from a different corresponding one of the plurality of intersection lines relative to a center of the storage shell. Each of the plurality of rails is formed with a Y-shaped cross-section. Related storage and organization systems, and methods are also disclosed and provide additional advantages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Zalewski, Dirk Ahlgrim, Monica Kuznik, Samuel Palmer, Gretchen Wustrack
  • Publication number: 20120139397
    Abstract: A storage shell includes sidewalls and rails. The sidewalls each extend between two others of the sidewalls to collectively define a chamber therebetween. The sidewalls create a plurality of intersection lines each being defined along a boundary between two of the plurality of sidewalls. The plurality of are rails each coupled to and radially extends away from a different corresponding one of the plurality of intersection lines relative to a center of the storage shell. Each of the plurality of rails is formed with a Y-shaped cross-section. Related storage and organization systems, and methods are also disclosed and provide additional advantages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: TARGET BRANDS, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin ZALEWSKI, Dirk AHLGRIM, Monica KUZNIK, Samuel PALMER, Gretchen WUSTRACK
  • Patent number: 8113600
    Abstract: A storage shell includes sidewalls and rails. The sidewalls each extend between two others of the sidewalls to collectively define a chamber therebetween. The sidewalls create a plurality of intersection lines each being defined along a boundary between two of the plurality of sidewalls. The plurality of are rails each coupled to and radially extends away from a different corresponding one of the plurality of intersection lines relative to a center of the storage shell. Each of the plurality of rails is formed with a Y-shaped cross-section. Related storage and organization systems, and methods are also disclosed and provide additional advantages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Zalewski, Dirk Ahlgrim, Monica Kuznik, Samuel Palmer, Gretchen Wustrack
  • Patent number: D663118
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Zalewski, Dirk Ahlgrim, Jared Judson, Monica Kuznik, Samuel Palmer, Gretchen Wustrack
  • Patent number: D898742
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Elite Robotics
    Inventors: Patricia Kay, Robert Kay, Zachary Francis, Samuel Palmer