Patents by Inventor Thomas Breen

Thomas Breen 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: 10371536
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for generating routes in an area covered by an electronic map. The map comprises a plurality of segments representing navigable segments of a navigable network in the area covered by the electronic map. A main route from an origin to a destination is generated through the network in a manner which favors segments which are segments of a predefined sub-network. When the user commences travel, the method involves identifying a first decision point along the main route being travelled that is a decision point of the sub-network. An alternative route is generated between the decision point and the destination, in a method involving favoring segments of the sub-network, and in which the outgoing segment of the main route being travelled to the first decision point is blocked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: TOMTOM NAVIGATION B.V.
    Inventors: Felix Godafoss K├Ânig, Michael Marte, Jose F. Santiago Nunez, Kees Wesselius, Stanislav Zheltov, Thomas Gerhard Helmut Schickinger, William Breen
  • Patent number: 10315962
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a semi-humic material, and compositions comprising the same, obtained from leonardite ore and a non-humic organic carbon source and a process for obtaining the same. Also described are methods for maintaining more available nitrogen and phosphorus in the plant root zone and minimizing premature leaching and loss of the nitrogen and/or phosphorus into the atmosphere, surface waters and/or subsurface ground water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Actagro, LLC
    Inventors: Taha Rezai, John Breen, Thomas J. Gerecke, Qingwen He, Margaret Mae Abercrombie, Susan Her, Ryan Dierking, Gregory A. Crawford, Montell L. Bayer
  • Patent number: 9060076
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for managing call sessions on public and private networks. The methods and systems operate to receive and send voice over internet protocol (VoIP) communications using a network, such as an IP network. The methods and systems also operate to receive and send emergency information over IP and other data networks. Based on certain criteria, the methods and systems determine whether to transfer a VoIP communication and/or emergency information to another entity associated with the IP network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Thomas Breen, William Marczak
  • Publication number: 20130272297
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for managing call sessions on public and private networks. The methods and systems operate to receive and send voice over internet protocol (VoIP) communications using a network, such as an IP network. The methods and systems also operate to receive and send emergency information over IP and other data networks. Based on certain criteria, the methods and systems determine whether to transfer a VoIP communication and/or emergency information to another entity associated with the IP network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: THOMAS BREEN, WILLIAM MARCZAK
  • Patent number: 8462915
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for managing call sessions on public and private networks. The methods and systems operate to receive and send voice over internet protocol (VoIP) communications using a network, such as an IP network. The methods and systems also operate to receive and send emergency information over IP and other data networks. Based on certain criteria, the methods and systems determine whether to transfer a VoIP communication and/or emergency information to another entity associated with the IP network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Thomas Breen, William Marczak
  • Patent number: 7889133
    Abstract: Multilateration techniques are used to provide accurate aircraft tracking data for aircraft on the ground and in the vicinity of an airport. From this data, aircraft noise and operations management may be enhanced. Aircraft noise may be calculated virtually using track data in real-time and provided to a user to determine noise violations. Tracking data may be used to control noise monitoring stations to gate out ambient noise. Aircraft emissions, both on the ground and in the air may be determined using tracking data. This and other data may be displayed in real time or generated in reports, and/or may be displayed on a website for viewing by airport operators and/or members of the public. The system may be readily installed in a compact package using a plurality of receivers and sensor packages located at shared wireless communication towers near an airport, and a central processing station located in or near the airport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: ITT Manufacturing Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander E. Smith, Thomas Breen
  • Publication number: 20100234841
    Abstract: Herein it is described a magnetic medical device, and a system and method in which the magnetic medical device is implemented, that enables bipolar, minimally invasive, tissue ablation. The magnetic medical device may include magnetic means for magnetically coupling the medical device to a second medical device, wherein the magnetic medical devices may be separated by the tissue to be ablated. The magnetic medical device may also include electrical means for transferring electrical energy between the magnetic medical device and the second medical device. The magnetic medical device may further include control means whereby the physical location of the magnetic medical device may be controlled and thereby, as a result of the magnetic coupling, the physical location of the second magnetic medical device may also be controlled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Inventors: Chris Butts, Forrest James Mertens, Alex Cohen Herzick, Krishanu Nandy, Mayte Zavaleta, Catherine Chen, Joseph Thomas Breen, Colleen Fryer
  • Publication number: 20090296900
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for managing call sessions on public and private networks. The methods and systems operate to receive and send voice over internet protocol (VoIP) communications using a network, such as an IP network. The methods and systems also operate to receive and send emergency information over IP and other data networks. Based on certain criteria, the methods and systems determine whether to transfer a VoIP communication and/or emergency information to another entity associated with the IP network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2009
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Inventors: Thomas Breen, Williams Marczak
  • Patent number: 7573982
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for managing call sessions on public and private networks. The methods and systems operate to receive and send voice over internet protocol (VoIP) communications using a network, such as an IP network. The methods and systems also operate to receive and send emergency information over IP and other data networks. Based on certain criteria, the methods and systems determine whether to transfer a VoIP communication and/or emergency information to another entity associated with the IP network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Assignee: Bellsouth Intellectual Property Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Breen, William Marczak
  • Publication number: 20090091097
    Abstract: The invention concerns the fields of vehicle engineering and sporting goods. It relates to a sled, preferably with two parallel interspaced runners, with spring suspension. The seat frame (5) and the runner frame (2, 3, 11 to 14) can be collapsed in a vertical direction when the sled is not in use. The seat frame (5), together with the sitting surface (18), is mounted in a rotational and detachable manner, via both of its front ends (6, 7), on the front traverse (4) of the runner frame by means of two half-shells provided with quick-release latches (8). The runners (2, 3) are, approximately at mid-length, joined in a fixed manner to the seat frame and to the sitting surface by two upward sloping rods or tubes (10, 11) and (12, 13) and by a transverse member (14), to which the longitudinal bars are fastened in a fixed manner, said rods or tubes being fastened to the runners in a fixed manner The traverse (4) forms, together with the runners and with the rods or tubes, the whole of the runner frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2004
    Publication date: April 9, 2009
    Inventors: Hans Deiseroth, Thomas Breen
  • Publication number: 20080057161
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a functionalized coffee composition comprising one or more non-vitamin, non-mineral functional additives. In some aspects, vitamins and/or minerals may be provided in the functionalized coffee compositions. The disclosure also includes methods of making a functionalized coffee composition and coffee beverages made therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Inventors: Donald Brucker, Michael Sweeney, Thomas Breen
  • Publication number: 20080057162
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a functionalized coffee composition comprising one or more non-vitamin, non-mineral functional additives. In some aspects, vitamins and/or minerals may be provided in the functionalized coffee compositions. The disclosure also includes methods of making a functionalized coffee composition and coffee beverages made therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Inventors: Donald Brucker, Michael Sweeney, Thomas Breen
  • Publication number: 20070252760
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed to track aircraft or other vehicles using techniques including multilateration and elliptical surveillance. Unlike conventional approaches that use time difference of arrival for multilateration at a fixed set of reception points, this technique allows targets to be tracked from a number of dynamic or moving reception points. This allows for triangulation/multilateration and elliptical surveillance of targets from combinations of fixed, fixed and moving or only moving ground-based receivers, sea-based receivers, airborne receivers and space-based receivers. Additionally this technique allows for ADS-B validation through data derived from only two receivers to assess the validity and integrity of the aircraft self-reported position by comparing the time of arrival of the emitted message at the second receiver to the predicted time of message arrival at the second receiver based on the self-reported position of the aircraft and the time of arrival at the first receiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2006
    Publication date: November 1, 2007
    Inventors: Alexander Smith, Russell Hulstrom, Carl Evers, Thomas Breen
  • Publication number: 20070143207
    Abstract: A method and system of providing for the rapid availability of assets to customers wherein a lease method and system is provided which includes lease terms, a leasable asset with a unique identifier, associating the lease terms with the asset through the unique identifier, at least one sensor on the asset for detecting the status of at least one condition that starts a lease, a communications system for transmitting information from the sensors on the asset to a central management system, determining the amount due based on the status of the sensors and the lease terms associated with the unique identifier, and preparing an invoice based on the amount due determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2005
    Publication date: June 21, 2007
    Inventor: Thomas Breen
  • Publication number: 20070143013
    Abstract: A system and method of automatically replacing the geographic location of geo-fences stored in memory of a telematics system is described. The location of an asset is determined using an on-board telematics device with a location device. The location of the asset is compared with the location of predefined geo-fences stored in memory on the asset. When the asset is located within a geo-fence which triggers the replacement of geo-fences, the telematics system causes the asset to receive a new set of geo-fences, which replace the existing set of geo-fences in the telematics system memory. The operational cost of the system is reduced by minimizing communications charges when a reduced number of transmissions is needed to replace geo-fences stored in memory on the asset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2005
    Publication date: June 21, 2007
    Inventor: Thomas Breen
  • Publication number: 20070120736
    Abstract: A method and system for discrete location triggering for enhanced asset management and tracking. The system includes an electronic discrete location tracking device affixed to the discrete location and configured to transmit a signal from the discrete location. The system also includes an electronic location trigger processing module to receive and process the signal transmitted by the discrete location tracking device into a location communication signal, wherein the electronic location trigger processing module is affixed to an asset whose discrete location and information are to be managed. The system also includes a remote client computer system operatively connected to the electronic location trigger processing module for exchanging information over a computer network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2005
    Publication date: May 31, 2007
    Inventors: Patricia MacKenzie, Charles Theurer, Brandon Good, Jonathan Chan, Douglas Forman, Joseph Jesson, Thomas Breen
  • Publication number: 20070115165
    Abstract: At most airports, responsibility of air traffic control starts and stops at the entrance or exit to the runway movement areas, which are taxiways and runways. In the non-movement areas, such as hangers, ramps, and aprons, aircraft movements and separation are no longer the responsibility of air traffic control, but is the responsibility of other parties such as the airport itself, airlines, or other parties. The use of tracking technologies for air traffic control is therefore focused on the movement areas, not the non-movement areas, where there are limitations in aircraft tracking. Furthermore, many of the aircraft transmitting devices are switched off in non-movement areas exacerbating tracking problems in these areas. The present invention includes several methods including broadband multilateration, to extend aircraft tracking from the movement areas into non-movement areas without the need to extend special air traffic control equipment into those areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2006
    Publication date: May 24, 2007
    Inventors: Thomas Breen, Alexander Smith, Christopher Rossano
  • Publication number: 20070040734
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for performing elliptical-based and hybrid surveillance, performing false target detection and resolution, and performing integrity monitoring using one or more receiving and transmitting elements time synchronized to a common precision time reference, and a central workstation. Antennas for transmitting and receiving elements are located at known positions separated from one another. At a given time, one of the transmitting elements transmits an interrogation signal to one or more targets, which respond to the interrogation with a reply transmission, received by one or more receiving elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2006
    Publication date: February 22, 2007
    Inventors: Carl Evers, Yue Xie, Thomas Breen
  • Publication number: 20070001903
    Abstract: The present invention improves WAMLAT Timing Availability by using timing from one or more of a variety of sources. These sources include unaugmented SATNAV timing, from GPS or/and GALILEO, GEO timing from pseudo SATNAV signals, additional GEO timing for non SATNAV applications, timing derived from both terrestrial and satellite television and radio transmissions, and stable on board oscillators to withstand short term interruptions in satellite timing. The use of one or more of these multiple sources of timing improves accuracy and reliability of wide area multilateration systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2006
    Publication date: January 4, 2007
    Inventors: Alexander Smith, Thomas Breen
  • Publication number: 20060191326
    Abstract: Multilateration techniques are used to provide accurate aircraft tracking data for aircraft on the ground and in the vicinity of an airport. From this data, aircraft noise and operations management may be enhanced. Aircraft noise may be calculated virtually using track data in real-time and provided to a user to determine noise violations. Tracking data may be used to control noise monitoring stations to gate out ambient noise. Aircraft emissions, both on the ground and in the air may be determined using tracking data. This and other data may be displayed in real time or generated in reports, and/or may be displayed on a website for viewing by airport operators and/or members of the public. The system may be readily installed in a compact package using a plurality of receivers and sensor packages located at shared wireless communication towers near an airport, and a central processing station located in or near the airport.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2006
    Publication date: August 31, 2006
    Inventors: Alexander Smith, Thomas Breen