Patents by Inventor Timothy P. Butler

Timothy P. Butler 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: 20190114450
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for a system for a wireless computing device, including an antenna; an analog block for receiving and transmitting an RF signal through the antenna, wherein energy from the received RF signal provides power to the wireless computing device; and a data processing and controller block for data management, wherein the data processing and controller block includes (i) a first program memory adapted to store a first set of instructions comprising at least one function, and (ii) a second program memory adapted to store a second set of instructions comprising an instruction to execute the at least one function, where the data processing and controller block is adapted to execute the first set of instructions and the second set of instructions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Timothy P. Butler, Leonid Mats, David Puleston
  • Patent number: 10204244
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for a radio frequency (RF) tag configured to collect data from a data source when the RF tag is energized by an external RF signal, the RF tag aggregating data collected by the RF tag over time in a memory store of the RF tag, the RF tag comprising (i) an antenna, (ii) an RF and analog block coupled to the antenna, and (iii) a data processing and controller block, wherein the RF tag is at least in part powered by the external RF signal as received by the RF and analog block, wherein the RF tag exchanges information with a memory storage facility connected to a network when the external RF signal is generated by a device connected to the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: TEGO, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy P. Butler, Leonid Mats, David Puleston
  • Publication number: 20180204029
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for a radio frequency (RF) tag configured to collect data from a data source when the RF tag is energized by an external RF signal, the RF tag aggregating data collected by the RF tag over time in a memory store of the RF tag, the RF tag comprising (i) an antenna, (ii) an RF and analog block coupled to the antenna, and (iii) a data processing and controller block, wherein the RF tag is at least in part powered by the external RF signal as received by the RF and analog block, wherein the RF tag exchanges information with a memory storage facility connected to a network when the external RF signal is generated by a device connected to the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Timothy P. Butler, Leonid Mats, David Puleston
  • Publication number: 20180131765
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present disclosure improved capabilities are described for an asset intelligence platform for organizing information collected and stored on or with respect to large fleets of asset, such as used in connection with the Internet of Things, with capabilities for providing improved intelligence and security in the local environment of an asset, in the network and in remote locations, such as in the cloud.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: David Puleston, Leonid Mats, Ramji Sastri, Timothy P. Butler
  • Patent number: 9953193
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for a wireless computing device, comprising an antenna; an analog block for receiving and transmitting an RF signal through the antenna, wherein the energy from the received RF signal provides power to the wireless computing device; and a data processing and controller block for data management, wherein the data processing and controller block comprises: (i) a first program memory adapted to store a first set of instructions comprising a system call adapted to perform at least one function, and (ii) a second program memory adapted to store a second set of instructions comprising an instruction to call the system call, wherein the data processing and controller block is adapted to execute the first set of instructions and the second set of instructions, wherein the antenna, analog block, and data processing and controller block are mounted on a single substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: TEGO, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy P. Butler, Leonid Mats, David Puleston
  • Publication number: 20180068211
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present disclosure improved capabilities are described for a method and system for a radio frequency (RF) tag configured to communicate with a network through a gateway facility, the RF tag comprising (i) an RF and analog block for receiving and transmitting an RF signal, (ii) a data processing and controller block for digital information processing, (iii) a memory store, and (iv) a communication facility, wherein the RF tag is at least in part powered by an external RF signal received by the RF and analog block, and wherein the communication facility transfers data from the RF tag to the gateway facility or transfers data from the gateway facility to the RF tag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: Timothy P. Butler, David Puleston, Javier Berrios, Robert W. Hamlin, Leonid Mats, Steven Benoit
  • Patent number: 9858452
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for a system of information RFID tagging facilities comprising a first radio frequency (RF) tag and a second RF tag, wherein the first RF tag and the second RF tag are adapted to at least in part operate using energy received from an RF signal, wherein the first RF tag receives energy from a first RF signal from an RF device and the second RF tag is out of range of the first RF signal from the RF device, wherein the first RF tag and the second RF tag are adapted to exchange data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: TEGO, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy P. Butler, Leonid Mats, David Puleston
  • Patent number: 9842290
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for a system for collecting aviation flight cycle data comprising a radio frequency (RF) tag configured to read sensor information from a sensor, the RF tag comprising (i) an RF and analog block for receiving and transmitting an RF signal, (ii) a data processing and controller block for digital information processing, and (iii) a memory store, wherein the RF tag is at least in part powered by an external RF signal received by the RF and analog block; and a sensor for generating sensor information indicative of an airborne flight cycle parameter, wherein the RF tag periodically collects the sensor information generated by the sensor and stores the sensor information in the memory store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: TEGO, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy P. Butler, David Puleston, Javier Berrios, Robert W. Hamlin, Leonid Mats, Steven Benoit
  • Publication number: 20170270323
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for a wireless computing device, comprising an antenna; an analog block for receiving and transmitting an RF signal through the antenna, wherein the energy from the received RF signal provides power to the wireless computing device; and a data processing and controller block for data management, wherein the data processing and controller block comprises: (i) a first program memory adapted to store a first set of instructions comprising a system call adapted to perform at least one function, and (ii) a second program memory adapted to store a second set of instructions comprising an instruction to call the system call, wherein the data processing and controller block is adapted to execute the first set of instructions and the second set of instructions, wherein the antenna, analog block, and data processing and controller block are mounted on a single substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Timothy P. Butler, Leonid Mats, David Puleston
  • Patent number: 9710682
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for a wireless computing device, comprising an antenna, an analog block for receiving and transmitting an RF signal through the antenna, a power management block for managing power requirements of the wireless computing device, and a data processing and controller block for data management, wherein the data processing and controller block comprises (i) a first program memory adapted to store a first set of instructions comprising a system call adapted to control at least one function of the wireless computing device (ii) a second program memory adapted to store a second set of instructions comprising an instruction to call the system call, and (iii) at least one processor, wherein at least one processor is adapted to execute the first set of instructions and at least one processor is adapted to execute the second set of instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: TEGO, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy P. Butler, Leonid Mats, David Puleston
  • Publication number: 20170147915
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for a system for collecting aviation flight cycle data comprising a radio frequency (RF) tag configured to read sensor information from a sensor, the RF tag comprising (i) an RF and analog block for receiving and transmitting an RF signal, (ii) a data processing and controller block for digital information processing, and (iii) a memory store, wherein the RF tag is at least in part powered by an external RF signal received by the RF and analog block; and a sensor for generating sensor information indicative of an airborne flight cycle parameter, wherein the RF tag periodically collects the sensor information generated by the sensor and stores the sensor information in the memory store.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: Timothy P. Butler, David Puleston, Javier Berrios, Robert W. Hamlin, Leonid Mats, Steven Benoit
  • Patent number: 9594998
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for RFID tags with hardened memory, where the memory comprises a plurality of one time programmable (OTP) non-volatile memory locations for storing data, wherein the plurality of OTP non-volatile memory locations are configured to emulate a hardened memory system that retains data stored in the OTP non-volatile memory locations, wherein the data stored is retained after exposure of the RFID tag to an ionizing radiation exposure with an exposure level greater than 25 kGy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: TEGO, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy P. Butler, David Puleston, Javier Berrios, Steve Beckhardt, Robert W. Hamlin, Larry Moore, Leonid Mats
  • Publication number: 20170061174
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for a system of information RFID tagging facilities comprising a first radio frequency (RF) tag and a second RF tag, wherein the first RF tag and the second RF tag are adapted to at least in part operate using energy received from an RF signal, wherein the first RF tag receives energy from a first RF signal from an RF device and the second RF tag is out of range of the first RF signal from the RF device, wherein the first RF tag and the second RF tag are adapted to exchange data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: Timothy P. Butler, Leonid Mats, David Puleston
  • Patent number: 9542577
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for a system of information RFID tagging facilities comprising a first radio frequency (RF) tag, a second RF tag, and a third RF tag, wherein the first RF tag, the second RF tag, and the third RF tag are adapted to at least in part operate using energy received from an RF signal, wherein: (i) at least one of the first RF tag and the second RF tag receives an RF signal from an RF device, (ii) the first RF tag transmits data to the second RF tag, and (iii) the second RF tag stores the transmitted data from the first RF tag in a memory on the second RF tag, wherein the third RF tag is out of range of the RF signal from the RF device, and the data transferred from the first RF tag to the second RF tag is subsequently relayed from the second RF tag to the third RF tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: TEGO, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy P. Butler, Leonid Mats, David Puleston
  • Publication number: 20160314327
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for a wireless computing device, comprising an antenna, an analog block for receiving and transmitting an RF signal through the antenna, a power management block for managing power requirements of the wireless computing device, and a data processing and controller block for data management, wherein the data processing and controller block comprises (i) a first program memory adapted to store a first set of instructions comprising a system call adapted to control at least one function of the wireless computing device (ii) a second program memory adapted to store a second set of instructions comprising an instruction to call the system call, and (iii) at least one processor, wherein at least one processor is adapted to execute the first set of instructions and at least one processor is adapted to execute the second set of instructions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventors: Timothy P. Butler, Leonid Mats, David Puleston
  • Patent number: 9471821
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for an RFID tag comprising a radio frequency (RF) network node and a communication facility, the RF network node comprising a data processing and controller block for digital information processing, a memory store, and a power management block for managing power requirements of the RFID tag, wherein an external computing device accesses the memory store through a communications bus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: TEGO, INC.
    Inventors: Leonid Mats, David Puleston, Timothy P. Butler
  • Patent number: 9465559
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for emulating multiple-time programmable memory utilizing one-time programmable memory, the memory comprising a plurality of one time programmable (OTP) memory locations for storing information, the plurality of OTP memory locations configured to operate as a single emulated many time programmable (eMTP) memory location, wherein the plurality of OTP memory locations operating as an eMTP memory location are associated with one address, the one address readable and writable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: TEGO, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy P. Butler, Javier Berrios, Steve Beckhardt, Robert W. Hamlin, Larry Moore, David Puleston, Leonid Mats
  • Publication number: 20160239696
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for an RFID tag comprising a radio frequency (RF) network node and a communication facility, the RF network node comprising a data processing and controller block for digital information processing, a memory store, and a power management block for managing power requirements of the RFID tag, wherein an external computing device accesses the memory store through a communications bus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventors: Leonid Mats, David Puleston, Timothy P. Butler
  • Patent number: 9418263
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for a radio frequency (RF) computing tag comprising mounting an antenna and an RF computing device that is enabled for RF communication and for computing on a single substrate, the RF computing device comprising: (i) an RF and analog block for receiving and transmitting an RF signal through the antenna, wherein the energy from a received RF signal provides power to the RF computing device, (ii) a power management block for managing power requirements of the RF computing device, and (iii) a processor-based data processing and controller block for digital information management, comprising an operating system, a programmable memory, a programmable memory, and a data store, wherein the programmable memory stores an operating system for operation of the RF computing device wherein the operating system is an extension of a second operating system on a second computing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: TEGO, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy P. Butler, Leonid Mats, David Puleston
  • Patent number: 9405950
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for an RFID tag comprising a radio frequency (RF) network node and a communication facility, the RF network node comprising a data processing and controller block for digital information processing, a memory store, and a power management block for managing power requirements of the RFID tag, wherein an external computing device accesses the memory store through a communications bus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: TEGO, INC.
    Inventors: Leonid Mats, David Puleston, Timothy P. Butler