Patents by Inventor Tom Plocher

Tom Plocher 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: 10911257
    Abstract: A context-aware smart home energy management (CASHEM) system and method is disclosed. CASHEM dynamically schedules household energy use to reduce energy consumption by identifying contextual information within said household, selecting a comfort of service preference, wherein said comfort of service preference is based on different said contextual information, and extracting an appliance use schedule for maximum energy savings based on said contextual information in light of said comfort of service preferences, by executing a program instruction in a data processing apparatus. CASHEM correlates said contextual information with energy consumption levels to dynamically schedule said appliance based on an energy-saving condition and a user's comfort. Comfort of service preferences are gathered by CASHEM by monitoring occupant activity levels and use of said appliance. CASHEM can also recommend potential energy savings for a user to modify comfort of service preferences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Ademco Inc.
    Inventors: Saad J. Bedros, Tom Markham, Tom Plocher, Pradeep Shetty, Thirumaran Ekambaram, Nasir Mohammed
  • Publication number: 20200364946
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for annotating three-dimensional displays are described herein. One method includes displaying, by a computing device, a particular view of a 3D model of a facility, the 3D model including a plurality of objects, each object associated with a respective annotation, determining a context associated with the 3D model, and displaying a subset of the plurality of annotations associated with a respective subset of the plurality of objects based on the context.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Henry Chen, Tom Plocher, Jian Geng Du, Liana M. Kiff
  • Patent number: 10769863
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for annotating three-dimensional displays are described herein. One method includes displaying, by a computing device, a particular view of a 3D model of a facility, the 3D model including a plurality of objects, each object associated with a respective annotation, determining a context associated with the 3D model, and displaying a subset of the plurality of annotations associated with a respective subset of the plurality of objects based on the context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Henry Chen, Tom Plocher, Jian Geng Du, Liana M. Kiff
  • Patent number: 10733333
    Abstract: Devices, methods, systems, and computer-readable media for building data consolidation are described herein. One or more embodiments include a method for building data consolidation, comprising: receiving a plurality of representative drawings that comprise a portion of a building, determining a boundary and a location of each of the plurality of representative drawings, wherein the boundary and the location correspond to the building, and stitching the plurality of representative drawings into a combined representative drawing of the building based on the boundary and the location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Henry Chen, Jian Geng Du, Yan Xia, Tom Plocher, Liana M. Kiff, Michelle Raymond
  • Patent number: 10417352
    Abstract: Devices, methods, and systems for generating a three dimensional building management system are described herein. One method includes inputting, into a three dimensional graphics rendering engine, building information modeling data associated with a building, inputting, into the three dimensional graphics rendering engine, real time building management system data associated with the building, and generating, by the three dimensional graphics rendering engine, a three dimensional building management system for the building based on the building information modeling data and the real time building management system data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Cockburn, Richard Denning, Shailesh Rasane, Henry Chen, Tom Plocher, Conrad B. Beaulieu, Liana M. Kiff
  • Patent number: 10311270
    Abstract: A method for filtering scanned objects displayed on a reader is provided. The reader may scan one or more transponders, and obtain, from a database, an image for each scanned transponder. Each transponder may be associated with an object (e.g., an item of retail inventory). The obtained image for each object may be presented on an interface, and a selection of an object category may be received using the obtained images. A determination may be made as to which objects are associated with the selected object category. A display screen may display data associated with only the objects associated with the selected object category.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph Vargas, Tom Plocher, Sriharsha Putrevu, Ynjiun Wang
  • Publication number: 20180373911
    Abstract: A method for filtering scanned objects displayed on a reader is provided. The reader may scan one or more transponders, and obtain, from a database, an image for each scanned transponder. Each transponder may be associated with an object (e.g., an item of retail inventory). The obtained image for each object may be presented on an interface, and a selection of an object category may be received using the obtained images. A determination may be made as to which objects are associated with the selected object category. A display screen may display data associated with only the objects associated with the selected object category.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph VARGAS, Tom PLOCHER, Sriharsha PUTREVU, Ynjiun WANG
  • Publication number: 20180357835
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for annotating three-dimensional displays are described herein. One method includes displaying, by a computing device, a particular view of a 3D model of a facility, the 3D model including a plurality of objects, each object associated with a respective annotation, determining a context associated with the 3D model, and displaying a subset of the plurality of annotations associated with a respective subset of the plurality of objects based on the context.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Henry Chen, Tom Plocher, Jian Geng Du, Liana M. Kiff
  • Patent number: 10073997
    Abstract: A method for filtering scanned objects displayed on a reader is provided. The reader may scan one or more transponders, and obtain, from a database, an image for each scanned transponder. Each transponder may be associated with an object (e.g., an item of retail inventory). The obtained image for each object may be presented on an interface, and a selection of an object category may be received using the obtained images. A determination may be made as to which objects are associated with the selected object category. A display screen may display data associated with only the objects associated with the selected object category.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph Vargas, Tom Plocher, Sriharsha Putrevu, Ynjiun Wang
  • Patent number: 10049504
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for annotating three-dimensional displays are described herein. One method includes displaying, by a computing device, a particular view of a 3D model of a facility, the 3D model including a plurality of objects, each object associated with a respective annotation, determining a context associated with the 3D model, and displaying a subset of the plurality of annotations associated with a respective subset of the plurality of objects based on the context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Henry Chen, Tom Plocher, Jian Geng Du, Liana M. Kiff
  • Patent number: 10037510
    Abstract: A method of mapping the location of at least one object in three dimensional space, relative to an initial point in three dimensional space by an EIR terminal which contains a microprocessor, memory, a scanning device, a motion sensing device, and a communication interface. The method includes scanning a signal of decodable indicia located at a pre-defined area of a physical object, locating the decodable indicia within this signal, decoding the decodable indicia into a decoded message. The decoded message is an identifier for said physical object, which is then displayed. After receiving an interface command, the EIR terminal is placed in mechanical contact with the pre-defined area of the physical object and a first spatial position is stored as a point of origin in the EIR terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Philip Zumsteg, Tom Plocher, Sriharsha Putrevu, Joseph Vargas
  • Patent number: 9984179
    Abstract: Devices, methods, and systems for providing building information modeling data are described herein. One system includes a database having complete building information modeling data associated with a building, and a computing device coupled to the database. The computing device is configured to receive, from a user of the computing device, a request for a particular scope of building information modeling data associated with the building, retrieve, from the database, the building information modeling data in the database that corresponds to the particular scope of building information modeling data requested by the user, and provide, to the user, the building information modeling data that corresponds to the particular scope of building information modeling data requested by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Henry Enyi Chen, Liana M. Kiff, Michelle Raymond, Keith Johnson, Tom Plocher, Wendy Foslien
  • Patent number: 9934486
    Abstract: Asset reconciliation is facilitated by dynamically determining and applying a scan context to asset-describing tag data. Tag data representative of assets are received from RFID tags. A working scan context defining a scope of coverage of assets to be included in an asset reconciliation is dynamically determined based on the received tag data. Additional tag data representative of additional assets are received, and the dynamically determined working scan context is applied to the additional tag data to automatically identifying which assets of the additional assets are to be included in the asset reconciliation. Assets included in the scope of coverage of the working scan context are included in the asset reconciliation, and assets not included in the scope of coverage of the working scan context are not included in the asset reconciliation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph Vargas, Tom Plocher, Ynjiun Paul Wang
  • Publication number: 20170352196
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for annotating three-dimensional displays are described herein. One method includes displaying, by a computing device, a particular view of a 3D model of a facility, the 3D model including a plurality of objects, each object associated with a respective annotation, determining a context associated with the 3D model, and displaying a subset of the plurality of annotations associated with a respective subset of the plurality of objects based on the context.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventors: Henry Chen, Tom Plocher, Jian Geng Du, Liana M. Kiff
  • Publication number: 20170329876
    Abstract: Devices, methods, and systems for generating a three dimensional building management system are described herein. One method includes inputting, into a three dimensional graphics rendering engine, building information modeling data associated with a building, inputting, into the three dimensional graphics rendering engine, real time building management system data associated with the building, and generating, by the three dimensional graphics rendering engine, a three dimensional building management system for the building based on the building information modeling data and the real time building management system data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: Mark Cockburn, Richard Denning, Shailesh Rasane, Henry Chen, Tom Plocher, Conrad B. Beaulieu, Liana M. Kiff
  • Patent number: 9811249
    Abstract: Devices, methods, and systems for generating an operational user interface for a building management system are described herein. One method includes generating a widget using geometrical information associated with a building information modeling object and relationship information associated with the building information modeling object, assigning a state variable to the widget by analyzing properties of the building information modeling object or an ontology definition of the building information modeling object, associating the state variable with a point from the building operation system by mapping the point to the state variable, and changing the state variable based on input received from a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Henry Chen, Jian Geng Du, Hao Bai, Tom Plocher, Liana M. Kiff, Conrad B. Beaulieu
  • Publication number: 20170293784
    Abstract: A method for filtering scanned objects displayed on a reader is provided. The reader may scan one or more transponders, and obtain, from a database, an image for each scanned transponder. Each transponder may be associated with an object (e.g., an item of retail inventory). The obtained image for each object may be presented on an interface, and a selection of an object category may be received using the obtained images. A determination may be made as to which objects are associated with the selected object category. A display screen may display data associated with only the objects associated with the selected object category.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Applicant: HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph VARGAS, Tom PLOCHER, Sriharsha PUTREVU, Ynjiun WANG
  • Patent number: 9727667
    Abstract: Devices, methods, and systems for generating a three dimensional building management system are described herein. One method includes inputting, into a three dimensional graphics rendering engine, building information modeling data associated with a building, inputting, into the three dimensional graphics rendering engine, real time building management system data associated with the building, and generating, by the three dimensional graphics rendering engine, a three dimensional building management system for the building based on the building information modeling data and the real time building management system data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Cockburn, Richard Denning, Shailesh Rasane, Henry Chen, Tom Plocher, Conrad B. Beaulieu, Liana M. Kiff
  • Patent number: 9690964
    Abstract: A method for filtering scanned objects displayed on a reader is provided. The reader may scan one or more transponders, and obtain, from a database, an image for each scanned transponder. Each transponder may be associated with an object (e.g., an item of retail inventory). The obtained image for each object may be presented on an interface, and a selection of an object category may be received using the obtained images. A determination may be made as to which objects are associated with the selected object category. A display screen may display data associated with only the objects associated with the selected object category.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph Vargas, Tom Plocher, Sriharsha Putrevu, Ynjiun Wang
  • Publication number: 20170147717
    Abstract: Devices, methods, systems, and computer-readable media for building data consolidation are described herein. One or more embodiments include a method for building data consolidation, comprising: receiving a plurality of representative drawings that comprise a portion of a building, determining a boundary and a location of each of the plurality of representative drawings, wherein the boundary and the location correspond to the building, and stitching the plurality of representative drawings into a combined representative drawing of the building based on the boundary and the location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: Henry Chen, Jian Geng Du, Yan Xia, Tom Plocher, Liana M. Kiff, Michelle Raymond