Patents by Inventor Theodore Charles Wingrove

Theodore Charles Wingrove 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: 20160185221
    Abstract: The aspects of the present disclosure provide an upgradable vehicle cockpit interface and in particular, to a single or multi-phase upgradable hardware and firmware vehicle cockpit interface. The upgradable vehicle cockpit interface may include one or more hardware and firmware components that may be designed to interface with or connect to one or more corresponding hardware and firmware blocks located within the vehicle cockpit. The hardware and firmware components may be detachable from the hardware and firmware blocks and may be backwards compatible with the vehicle's hardware and firmware blocks. The upgradable vehicle cockpit interface enables an individual to experience the same vehicle over a time period and have the ability to upgrade the vehicle components (i.e. electronics) to ease the vehicle aging process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: Shadi Mere, Theodore Charles Wingrove, Michael Eichbrecht, Kyle Entsminger
  • Publication number: 20160188315
    Abstract: The aspects of the present disclosure provide an upgradable firmware system and a method of adjusting or upgrading firmware through an upgradable firmware system within a vehicle cockpit. The upgradable firmware system may include a plug & play interface designed to interface with the vehicle cockpit. The plug & play interface may be configured to receive a plug & play card with a set of instructions for performing a task such as, updating one or more hardware and firmware blocks. The plug & play interface may be configured to recognize the plug & play card and adjust one or more hardware and firmware vehicle cockpit blocks based on the hardware and firmware block's configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: Shadi Mere, Theodore Charles Wingrove, Michael Eichbrecht, Kyle Entsminger
  • Publication number: 20160187879
    Abstract: The aspects of the present disclosure provide an autonomous vehicle interface for a vehicle and a method of enabling and employing an autonomous vehicle interface for a vehicle. The autonomous vehicle interface may be configured to seamlessly transition driving modes or the vehicle's mode of operation from user controlled to an autonomous controlled driving without the user physically activating the autonomous controlled driving. The autonomous vehicle interface may also be configured to consider active components and environmental conditions employed by the user in activating the autonomous control. The autonomous vehicle interface may further be configured to consider the user's operational state and/or the user's attentiveness to activate the autonomous vehicle mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: Shadi Mere, Theodore Charles Wingrove, Michael Eichbrecht, Kyle Entsminger
  • Publication number: 20160132164
    Abstract: A reconfigurable messaging assembly for a vehicle includes a low power bi-stable display attached to the vehicle for displaying an image, text, or video. A processor and a storage device are coupled with the display. A communicator including transceivers for WiFi, Bluetooth, and NFC is connected to the display for communicating with a portable electronic device. An interface device including a camera and a touchscreen both disposed on the vehicle is also coupled with the display and the processor for interacting with a primary user and a secondary user and for acquiring the images, text, and videos. The interface device is operatively connected to the communicator for interacting with a primary user and a secondary user. The assembly enables a primary user and a secondary user to show an image, text, or video using the display and to provide interaction with the primary user and the secondary user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Inventors: Upton Beall Bowden, Theodore Charles Wingrove, Michael Eichbrecht, Andrew DeScisciolo
  • Publication number: 20160069693
    Abstract: A system and method for determining a route based on a preference are provided. The system includes a destination receiver to receive a destination from a GPS receiver in communication with a GPS system; a preference retriever to retrieve the preference based on a parameter, the preference being based on a recorded decision made by an operator associated with the GPS receiver or the GPS system in traversing a path to the destination; and a route analyzer to determine the route based on at least one of the preference or an optimal route calculated by a GPS system in communication with the GPS retriever. Also provided is a method for monitoring a preference associated with a route.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Inventors: Theodore Charles Wingrove, Anthony Joseph Ciatti, Bryan Glenn DeGrendel
  • Publication number: 20150317484
    Abstract: A system and method for providing selective control of information shared from a first device to a second device. The system includes a connection detector to detect a short-range communication between the first device and the second device; a security setter to set or acquire a security setting; a disconnect detector to detect whether the short-range communication between the first device and the second device is terminated; and a wiper to perform data management of information shared via the short-range communication between the first device and the second device based on the security setting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Inventors: Upton Beall Bowden, Theodore Charles Wingrove, Anthony Joseph Ciatti, Yanina Goncharenko
  • Publication number: 20150186031
    Abstract: A system and method for indicating a transition from a gesture based input to a touch surface is provide herein. The system includes a detection monitor coupled to a detection device to detect the transition; and an alert transmitter to alert an output device based on the detection. The gesture based input is a non-contact interface associated with an electronic system, and a touch surface is a contact interface associated with the electronic system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Inventors: Shadi Mere, Theodore Charles Wingrove, Kyle Entsminger
  • Publication number: 20150187143
    Abstract: A system and method for rendering a virtual representation of a hand (virtual hand) is provided. The system includes a gesture input receiver to receive information of the hand from a gesture based input system; a virtual hand renderer to render the virtual hand based on the hand; and a display driver to communicate the virtual hand to a receiving device. A system and method for displaying a virtual hand is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Inventors: Shadi Mere, Theodore Charles Wingrove, Kyle Entsminger
  • Publication number: 20150185845
    Abstract: A system and method for providing tactile feedback for a gesture based input is provided herein. The system includes a gesture input receiver to receive an indication from a gesture based input system associated with a specific gesture; a tactile retriever to retrieve a tactile response based on the specific gesture; and a tactile transmitter to transmit the tactile response to a haptic generator, the haptic generator being configured to deliver the tactile response.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Inventors: Wes A. Nagara, Shadi Mere, Theodore Charles Wingrove, Kyle Entsminger
  • Publication number: 20150185834
    Abstract: A system and method for gaze tracking is disclosed herein. The system includes a tracking device to detect a gaze associated with a user onto either a first feature or a second feature; and a controller, based on a detection of the gaze onto a first feature, configured to associate a mode of operation with a first function, and based on a detection of the gaze onto the second feature, configured to associate the mode of operation with a second function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Inventors: Theodore Charles Wingrove, Paul O. Morris, Kyle Entsminger
  • Patent number: 8922354
    Abstract: An external haptic generator for creating haptic feedback in portable electronic devices and more particularly, an external haptic generator in a vehicle providing a secure mount and creating haptic feedback in portable electronic devices that do not include haptic feedback generators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Wes A. Nagara, Theodore Charles Wingrove, Royce Duchante Channey, Anthony Joseph Ciatti
  • Patent number: 8760432
    Abstract: An adaptive interface system includes a user interface for controlling a vehicle system, a sensor for detecting a position of an extremity of a user and generating a sensor signal representing the position of the extremity, and a processor in communication with the sensor and the user interface, wherein the processor receives the sensor signal, analyzes the sensor signal based upon an instruction set to determine a pointing vector of the user, and configures the user interface based upon the pointing vector of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Charles Jira, Theodore Charles Wingrove, Royce Duchante Channey
  • Patent number: 8498757
    Abstract: An interface system including a vehicle system having an operational data representing a setting of the associated vehicle system and an interface module in communication with the vehicle system to directly modify the operational data of the vehicle system based upon a personalized data, wherein the personalized data is in a platform independent format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Upton Beall Bowden, Theodore Charles Wingrove, Anthony Ciatti
  • Patent number: 8406714
    Abstract: A system and method of visually providing the current status of selected frequencies of particular interest to the user of an entertainment system and in particular, of a vehicle entertainment system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Theodore Charles Wingrove, Anthony Ciatti
  • Patent number: 8334840
    Abstract: An interface system and a method for manipulating a display are disclosed. The interface system includes a display having a scroll area and a cursor presented thereon, a controller for manipulating a position of the cursor on the display, and a haptic device for generating a plurality of tactile feedbacks to a user through the controller, wherein a movement of the cursor across a peripheral edge of the scroll area of the display results in the haptic device generating a first tactile feedback of the plurality of tactile feedbacks representing a scroll mode, and wherein a movement of the cursor while the cursor is positioned within the scroll area of the display results in the haptic device generating a second tactile feedback of the plurality of tactile feedbacks representing a scroll rate of a visual feedback presented on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Colleen Serafin, Theodore Charles Wingrove, Anthony Ciatti
  • Publication number: 20120129476
    Abstract: A radio system includes a radio tuner for receiving a terrestrial radio signal, a communication device for receiving an internet data, a user interface in signal communication with at least the radio tuner to provide a selective control of at least the radio tuner, and a processor in signal communication with the radio tuner, the communication device, and the user interface, wherein the processor receives a user preference data from at least one of the communication device and the user interface, analyzes the user preference data based on an instruction set, and selectively transmits an audio output to a user based upon the user preference data, wherein a source of the audio output is one of the terrestrial radio signal and the internet data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2012
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: VISTEON GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: J. William Whikehart, Shadi Mere, Theodore Charles Wingrove
  • Publication number: 20120128173
    Abstract: A radio system includes a radio tuner for receiving a terrestrial radio signal, a communication device for receiving an internet data, a user interface in signal communication with at least the radio tuner to provide a selective control of at least the radio tuner, and a processor in signal communication with the radio tuner, the communication device, and the user interface, wherein the processor receives a user preference data from at least one of the communication device and the user interface, analyzes the user preference data based on an instruction set, and selectively transmits an audio output to a user based upon the user preference data, wherein a source of the audio output is one of the terrestrial radio signal and the internet data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2012
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: VISTEON GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: J. William Whikehart, Shadi Mere, Theodore Charles Wingrove
  • Publication number: 20120068956
    Abstract: An adaptive interface system includes a user interface for controlling a vehicle system, a sensor for detecting a position of an extremity of a user and generating a sensor signal representing the position of the extremity, and a processor in communication with the sensor and the user interface, wherein the processor receives the sensor signal, analyzes the sensor signal based upon an instruction set to determine a pointing vector of the user, and configures the user interface based upon the pointing vector of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Applicant: VISTEON GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph Charles Jira, Theodore Charles Wingrove, Royce Duchante Channey
  • Patent number: 8095065
    Abstract: A vehicle entertainment system capable of being remotely customized from a remote secondary device. The system includes a controller disposed within the system that is capable of receiving user input through an internet connection. A display is in communication with the controller and capable of implementing the received user input to customize the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Wes Albert Nagara, Theodore Charles Wingrove, Anthony Ciatti
  • Patent number: 8032072
    Abstract: A method for recording a clean broadcast free of background, such as fade-ins and fade-outs on a receiver includes providing program data associated with an upcoming broadcast, the broadcast being selected by a broadcaster, on the receiver to describe the upcoming broadcast to a user. The receiver records the upcoming broadcast to an internal memory of the receiver in response to either the broadcast being automatically selected based on the user's preferences or the user manually selecting the upcoming broadcast. Start and stop commands, independent of any manual input, are received by the receiver to begin and end the recording of the clean broadcast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Thomas Thibodeau, J. William Whikehart, Shadi Mere, Jonathan Weisberg, Theodore Charles Wingrove