Patents by Inventor Stephen Frank Brown

Stephen Frank Brown 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: 10444589
    Abstract: This disclosure describes insulated glass units (IGUs) that incorporate electrochromic devices. More specifically, this disclosure focuses on different configurations available for providing an electrical connection to the interior region of an IGU. In many cases, an IGU includes two panes separated by a spacer. The spacer defines an interior region of the IGU and an exterior region of the IGU. Often, the electrochromic device positioned on the pane does not extend past the spacer, and some electrical connection must be provided to supply power from the exterior of the IGU to the electrochromic device on the interior of the IGU. In some embodiments, the spacer includes one or more holes (e.g., channels, mouse holes, other holes, etc.) through which an electrical connection (e.g., wires, busbar leads, etc.) may pass to provide power to the electrochromic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: View, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald M. Parker, Yashraj Bhatnagar, Trevor Frank, Travis D. Wilbur, Stephen C. Brown
  • Publication number: 20190243207
    Abstract: Onboard EC window controllers are described. The controllers are configured in close proximity to the EC window, for example, within the IGU. The controller may be part of a window assembly, which includes an IGU having one or more EC panes, and thus does not have to be matched with the EC window, and installed, in the field. The window controllers described herein have a number of advantages because they are matched to the IGU containing one or more EC devices and their proximity to the EC panes of the window overcomes a number of problems associated with conventional controller configurations. Also described are self-meshing networks for electrochromic windows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Stephen C. Brown, Dhairya Shrivastava, Erich R. Klawuhn, Trevor Frank, Douglas Silkwood
  • Publication number: 20190243206
    Abstract: Onboard EC window controllers are described. The controllers are configured in close proximity to the EC window, for example, within the IGU. The controller may be part of a window assembly, which includes an IGU having one or more EC panes, and thus does not have to be matched with the EC window, and installed, in the field. The window controllers described herein have a number of advantages because they are matched to the IGU containing one or more EC devices and their proximity to the EC panes of the window overcomes a number of problems associated with conventional controller configurations. Also described are self-meshing networks for electrochromic windows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Stephen C. Brown, Dhairya Shrivastava, Erich R. Klawuhn, Trevor Frank, Douglas Silkwood
  • Patent number: 10303035
    Abstract: Onboard EC window controllers are described. The controllers are configured in close proximity to the EC window, for example, within the IGU. The controller may be part of a window assembly, which includes an IGU having one or more EC panes, and thus does not have to be matched with the EC window, and installed, in the field. The window controllers described herein have a number of advantages because they are matched to the IGU containing one or more EC devices and their proximity to the EC panes of the window overcomes a number of problems associated with conventional controller configurations. Also described are self-meshing networks for electrochromic windows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: View, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen C. Brown, Dhairya Shrivastava, Erich R. Klawuhn, Trevor Frank, Douglas Silkwood
  • Publication number: 20190155122
    Abstract: Onboard EC window controllers are described. The controllers are configured in close proximity to the EC window, for example, within the IGU. The controller may be part of a window assembly, which includes an IGU having one or more EC panes, and thus does not have to be matched with the EC window, and installed, in the field. The window controllers described herein have a number of advantages because they are matched to the IGU containing one or more EC devices and their proximity to the EC panes of the window overcomes a number of problems associated with conventional controller configurations. Also described are self-meshing networks for electrochromic windows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Stephen C. Brown, Dhairya Shrivastava, Erich R. Klawuhn, Trevor Frank, Douglas Silkwood
  • Patent number: 8798613
    Abstract: Systems, methods and devices for monitoring the location of mobile radio terminal users for the purpose of detecting when they approach within range of one or more target locations in order to trigger voice and/or data communications to or from the network or other mobile radio terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: WaveMarket, Inc.
    Inventors: Malcolm David MacNaughtan, Christopher Ridgway Drane, Stephen Frank Brown, Craig Andrew Scott
  • Patent number: 8787171
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and processor-readable storage media are disclosed for collecting information pertaining to the configuration of one or more wireless networks and using this information in turn to estimate the location of mobile wireless devices associated with those networks. Certain embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to providing efficient systems and methods for collecting the information, which are responsive to the coverage or quality of the wireless network configuration information already stored in a network database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: WaveMarket, Inc.
    Inventors: Malcolm David Macnaughtan, Christopher Ridgway Drane, Stephen Frank Brown, Craig Andrew Scott
  • Patent number: 8737985
    Abstract: Methods and systems of updating a zone profile comprising obtaining a plurality of radio signal parameter measurements and, if the plurality of radio signal parameter measurements contains at least one measurement corresponding to a dominant element of the zone profile and if the plurality of radio signal parameter measurements contains at least one measurement corresponding to a candidate element (e.g., statistically unlikely element) of the zone profile, updating the profile by either adjusting an existing parameter value or by adding a new element to the zone profile corresponding to the candidate element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: WaveMarket, Inc.
    Inventors: Malcolm David MacNaughtan, Christopher Ridgway Drane, Stephen Frank Brown, Craig Andrew Scott
  • Publication number: 20130211706
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and processor readable media for estimating the speed of a mobile radio terminal traveling on at least one road segment are disclosed. Certain embodiments are characterized by determining one or more routes through a road network that a mobile radio terminal could have traveled based on a sequence of wireless measurements from the mobile radio terminal. In addition, systems, methods, and processor readable media for collecting and transmitting radio communications network measurements from a mobile terminal for use in a system of estimating a traffic flow speed on road segments are disclosed. Certain embodiments are characterized by accumulating and communicating a plurality of wireless measurements to a traffic flow measurement server such that reporting of wireless measurements is minimized when the mobile radio terminal is stationary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: WAVEMARKET, INC.
    Inventors: Malcolm David MacNaughtan, Christopher Ridgway Drane, Stephen Frank Brown, Craig Andrew Scott
  • Publication number: 20110034179
    Abstract: Methods, systems, processor-readable media, and devices for collecting information pertaining to the configuration of one or more wireless networks and using this information in turn to estimate the location of mobile wireless devices associated with those networks are disclosed. Also disclosed are methods, systems, processor-readable media, and devices for discovering and/or maintaining wireless transmitter characteristics corresponding to one or more wireless networks. Also disclosed are methods, systems, processor-readable media, and devices for aggregating wireless network transmitter characteristics from a plurality of wireless network transmitters. The present disclosure can be used across multiple networks, without requiring information from the operators of those networks, in which the information concerning those networks is collected and maintained in a current state efficiently and with rapid response to changes in the network configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2009
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Applicant: Seeker Wireless Pty. Limited
    Inventors: Malcolm David, Christophe Ridgway Drane, Stephen Frank Brown, Craig Andrew Scott
  • Publication number: 20110026506
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and processor-readable storage media are disclosed for collecting information pertaining to the configuration of one or more wireless networks and using this information in turn to estimate the location of mobile wireless devices associated with those networks. Certain embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to providing efficient systems and methods for collecting the information, which are responsive to the coverage or quality of the wireless network configuration information already stored in a network database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2009
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Applicant: Seeker Wireless Pty. Limited
    Inventors: Malcolm David Macnaughtan, Christopher Ridgway Drane, Stephen Frank Brown, Craig Andrew Scott
  • Publication number: 20100291907
    Abstract: Systems, methods and devices for monitoring the location of mobile radio terminal users for the purpose of detecting when they approach within range of one or more target locations in order to trigger voice and/or data communications to or from the network or other mobile radio terminals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2008
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Applicant: SEEKER WIRELESS PTY LIMITED
    Inventors: Malcolm David MacNaughtan, Christopher Ridgway Drane, Craig Andrew Scott, Stephen Frank Brown
  • Publication number: 20100248640
    Abstract: Methods and systems of updating a zone profile comprising obtaining a plurality of radio signal parameter measurements and, if the plurality of radio signal parameter measurements contains at least one measurement corresponding to a dominant element of the zone profile and if the plurality of radio signal parameter measurements contains at least one measurement corresponding to a candidate element (e.g., statistically unlikely element) of the zone profile, updating the profile by either adjusting an existing parameter value or by adding a new element to the zone profile corresponding to the candidate element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: Seeker Wireless Pty., Limited
    Inventors: Malcolm David MacNaughtan, Christopher Ridgway Drane, Stephen Frank Brown, Craig Andrew Scott
  • Publication number: 20100087194
    Abstract: A method and system for determining whether a mobile radio terminal is in or out of a zone in a radio communications network by relying at least partially on a serving cell identity. The method provides for generating a profile representative of the zone using measurements taken by the mobile radio terminal, the network, and/or using predicted values. A comparison is then made to determine whether the mobile radio terminal is in or out of the zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2008
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Inventors: Malcolm David MacNaughtan, Christopher Ridgway Drane, Stephen Frank Brown, Craig Andrew Scott
  • Patent number: 7203354
    Abstract: A method of extracting computer graphical objects including at least one vessel structure from a data volume of a portion of an anatomy, the method comprising the steps of: utilizing knowledge based image processing to locate centerlines and utilizing an active surface technique to extract the outer surface of said vessel structure; and storing co-ordinate information of said outer surface for subsequent display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2007
    Assignee: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
    Inventors: Laurence Sydney Wilson, Stephen Frank Brown, Rongxin Li
  • Publication number: 20030076987
    Abstract: A method of extracting computer graphical objects including at least one vessel structure from a data volume of a portion of an anatomy, the method comprising the steps of: utilising knowledge based image processing to locate centrelines and utilising an active surface technique to extract the outer surface of said vessel structure; and storing co-ordinate information of said outer surface for subsequent display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2002
    Publication date: April 24, 2003
    Inventors: Laurence Sydney Wilson, Stephen Frank Brown, Rongxin Li