Patents by Inventor Tomasz Jannson

Tomasz Jannson 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: 7658612
    Abstract: An entirely wearable electrical connector for power/data connectivity. The principal element of a modular network is the wearable electrical connector, which is integrated into a personal area network with USB compatibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: Physical Optics Corporation
    Inventors: Kang Lee, Thomas Forrester, Tomasz Jannson, Andrew Kostrzewski, Eugene Levin, Gajendra Savant
  • Patent number: 7581452
    Abstract: A system and method for characterizing soil shear strength from a vehicle, comprises a plurality of sensors mounted on a vehicle and configured to measure distances from the sensors to the soil surface. The sensors comprise a first sensor disposed on the vehicle and configured to measure a first distance between the first sensor and the soil and a second sensor disposed on the vehicle and configure to measure a second distance between a the sensor and a track made in the soil by the vehicle, wherein the first sensor measures the distance at a location before the vehicle wheel travels over that location and the second sensor measures the distance to the bottom of the track made by the wheel. A processing module is communicatively coupled to the sensors and is configured to calculate track depth as a function of the first and second distance measurements; and to derive soil shear strength as a function of the calculated track depth and the vehicle parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2009
    Assignee: Physical Optics Corporation
    Inventors: Sergey Sandomirsky, Tomasz Jannson, Paul Shnitser, Gajendra Savant
  • Publication number: 20090173147
    Abstract: A system and method for characterizing soil shear strength from a vehicle, comprises a plurality of sensors mounted on a vehicle and configured to measure distances from the sensors to the soil surface. The sensors comprise a first sensor disposed on the vehicle and configured to measure a first distance between the first sensor and the soil and a second sensor disposed on the vehicle and configure to measure a second distance between a the sensor and a track made in the soil by the vehicle, wherein the first sensor measures the distance at a location before the vehicle wheel travels over that location and the second sensor measures the distance to the bottom of the track made by the wheel. A processing module is communicatively coupled to the sensors and is configured to calculate track depth as a function of the first and second distance measurements; and to derive soil shear strength as a function of the calculated track depth and the vehicle parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2008
    Publication date: July 9, 2009
    Inventors: SERGEY SANDOMIRSKY, TOMASZ JANNSON, PAUL SHNITSER, GAJENDRA SAVANT
  • Patent number: 7556532
    Abstract: A carton-centric security system that uniquely combines a low-cost version of the rugged connector technology and a novel smart skin is provided. The carton-centric security system includes RF electronics for communication. The system can fully meet the homeland security need to autonomously seal, secure, and monitor the integrity of shipping cartons/parcels below the ISO intermodal shipping container level. The system can seal the contents of a shipping carton within a “smart skin/wrapper,” which physically surrounds the contents, monitors the physical integrity of the shipping carton and detects any intrusion into the carton. In case of an intrusion, the system provides notification of the intrusion of the carton or tampering with the carton security system, including alteration of the carton contents, theft or unauthorized removal of the entire carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Assignee: Physical Optics Corporation
    Inventors: Kang Lee, Thomas Forrester, Tomasz Jannson, Andrew Kostrzewski, Eugene Levin, Gajendra Savant
  • Publication number: 20090149037
    Abstract: An entirely wearable electrical connector for power/data connectivity. The principal element of a modular network is the wearable electrical connector, which is integrated into a personal area network with USB compatibility. Several wearable connector embodiments are disclosed. An enhancement to the wearable connector includes OSI Layer 2 (and potentially Layer 3) functionality. Data Link layer functionality is supported by including electronic serial numbers at wearable snap-connector points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Publication date: June 11, 2009
    Inventors: KANG LEE, Thomas Forrester, Tomasz Jannson, Andrew Kostrzewski, Eugene Levin, Gajendra Savant
  • Publication number: 20090149036
    Abstract: An entirely wearable electrical connector for power/data connectivity. The principal element of a modular network is the wearable electrical connector, which is integrated into a personal area network with USB compatibility. An embodiment comprises a non-conductive elastomeric environmental seal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Publication date: June 11, 2009
    Inventors: KANG LEE, Thomas Forrester, Tomasz Jannson, Andrew Kostrzewski, Eugene Levin, Gajendra Savant
  • Publication number: 20090117753
    Abstract: An entirely wearable electrical connector for power/data connectivity. The principal element of a modular network is the wearable electrical connector, which is integrated into a personal area network with USB compatibility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Publication date: May 7, 2009
    Inventors: Kang Lee, Thomas Forrester, Tomasz Jannson, Andrew Kostrzewski, Eugene Levin, Gajendra Savant
  • Publication number: 20080310742
    Abstract: One subject of this invention is the development of a novel region of interest (ROI) method, or Frame Segmentation Method that can be provided within a video stream, in real-time, or more precisely within a few milliseconds of video frame duration of 30 msec, or even in the sub-millisecond range. This video frame segmentation is the basis of Pre-ATR-based Ultra-Real-Time (PATURT) video compression. Still other subjects of this invention are morphing compression, and watermarking, also based on the PATURT. The applications of the PATURT innovation include ROI-based real-time video recording that has special applications for aircraft pilot/cockpit video recording in “black-box” devices, recording aircraft accidents, or catastrophes. Such black-box devices usually need to pass high impact (3400 g), high temperature (1100° C., in 1 h), and other harsh environmental tests. In this invention, they also have the capability of reporting the last cockpit events up to 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2007
    Publication date: December 18, 2008
    Inventors: Andrew Kostrzewski, Tomasz Jannson, Wenjian Wang
  • Patent number: 7462035
    Abstract: An entirely wearable electrical connector for power/data connectivity. The principal element of a modular network is the wearable electrical connector, which is integrated into a personal area network with USB compatibility. Several wearable connector embodiments are disclosed. The first, an O-ring based version, was subsequently replaced by a more mature second version, which is based on anisotropic pressure sensitive conductive elastomer. Both are snap-style, low-profile, 360°-moving, round, blind operable plug-and-play, reconfigurable wearable connectors with power/data daisy-lattice-style connectivity. A third embodiment comprises a non-conductive elastomeric environmental seal. A fourth embodiment utilizes a self-acting, automatic shutter-type environmental seal. A fifth embodiment comprises a smaller version that resembles a conventional snap fastener commonly used on clothing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2008
    Assignee: Physical Optics Corporation
    Inventors: Kang Lee, Thomas Forrester, Tomasz Jannson, Andrew Kostrzewski, Eugene Levin, Gajendra Savant
  • Publication number: 20080191876
    Abstract: An information carrier in a preferred embodiment is worn like a dog-tag and carries data such as medical information. The tag operates wirelessly, communicating with a nearby reader which interrogates the tag with a selected combination of RF signal frequencies. Extremely long term battery usage is achieved by connecting the battery in the tag only when the proper combination of RF signals, each at least at a minimum threshold power level, is received at the tag to produce a trigger voltage in activation logic to close a solid state switch. After a sequence of communications between the reader and the tag is then completed to transfer selected data from the memory, the battery is again disconnected to preserve battery energy for very long periods of time. The battery may be slowly recharged by ambient energy using a scavenging antenna array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2007
    Publication date: August 14, 2008
    Inventors: Andrew Kostrzewski, Tomasz Jannson, Shean T. McMahon, Sookwang Ro, Raghbir Tahim
  • Publication number: 20080156421
    Abstract: A method and system referred to as PALM (Patterning by Adhesive of Large Relief Three-Dimensional Microstructures) with large reliefs exceeding 1 ?m and being as large as 100 ?m. The microstructures can be either deterministic (such as microprisms), or random (such as diffusers), the first obtained by copying an original supermaster, and latter obtained by copying a laser speckle pattern. The master process entails copying a supermaster into the form of the microstructure constituting a pattern on the patterning cylinder (called a drum), to be then continuously multiplied in the PALM system, in a continuous roll-to-roll web process. The latter method, together with the related system, is the subject of this invention. The rolls continuously repeat the master pattern, copying by adhesive with large viscosity on acrylic (hybrid) as well as by a monolithic process. The monolithic process can be accomplished using temperature and pressure, or by UV-cured polymerization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2007
    Publication date: July 3, 2008
    Inventors: Kang Lee, Nanda Nathan, Engin Arik, Thomas Forrester, Tomasz Jannson, Edward M. Kaiser, Kevin H. Yu
  • Patent number: 7335067
    Abstract: Two embodiments of a connector that can be mated without regard for its orientation are disclosed. One embodiment is mated and demated autonomously as part of a system for recovering, docking with, recharging and re-launching unmanned aerial vehicles. Another embodiment is employed on the decks of vessels to facilitate mating and demating of various equipment providing different functions to reconfigure the vessel. Because both embodiments are configured for connection irrespective of angular orientation over 360°, they are especially suited for harsh environments including autonomous operation, rough seas, darkness and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2008
    Assignee: Physical Optics Corporation
    Inventors: Kang Lee, Thomas Forrester, Tomasz Jannson, Andrew Kostrzewski, Gajendra Savant
  • Patent number: 7297002
    Abstract: An improved stacked rotary connector assembly wherein each connector comprises a pair of rings and the rings of each rotary connector thereof are individually split and mechanically separable. Because the input and output rings are each split and separable, any one rotary connector may be removed from the stack without requiring removal of any other rotary connector and without disturbing the input/output buses of the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Assignee: Physical Optics Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Kostrzewski, Kang Lee, Tomasz Jannson, Gajendra Savant
  • Patent number: 7231017
    Abstract: A Lobster Eye X-ray Imaging System based on a unique Lobster Eye (LE) structure, X-ray generator, scintillator-based detector and cooled CCD (or Intensified CCD) for real-time, safe, staring Compton backscatter X-ray detection of objects hidden under ground, in containers, behind walls, bulkheads etc. In contrast to existing scanning pencil beam systems, Lobster Eye X-Ray Imaging System's true focusing X-ray optics simultaneously acquire ballistic Compton backscattering photons (CBPs) from an entire scene irradiated by a wide-open cone beam from one or more X-ray generators. The Lobster Eye X-ray Imaging System collects (focuses) thousands of times more backscattered hard X-rays in the range from 40 to 120 keV (or wavelength ?=0.31 to 0.1 ?) than current backscatter imaging sensors (BISs), giving high sensitivity and signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and penetration through ground, metal walls etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2007
    Assignee: Physical Optics Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Gertsenshteyn, Thomas Forrester, Tomasz Jannson, Kang Lee, Gajendra Savant
  • Publication number: 20070116118
    Abstract: A system and method that will improve QoS (Quality of Service) of wireless video transmission systems. This is done by “in-fly” monitoring of BER by periodically transmitting “test images”, which images are known to the RF-receiver (Rx). BER can be automatically computed, within a related BIT (Built-in-Test) procedure that is also the subject of this invention. This allows predictions of a proper increasing, or decreasing of bandwidth OVH-level, in order to compensate for a BER-change. BER computation is facilitated by distinguishing video frames based on whether they depict new spatial events or related temporal events. Another subject of this invention is a motion-based pre-ATR method that is an introduction to common ATR, or pattern recognition methods. Yet another subject of this invention is a process of implanting error correcting bits into a payload, in the form of imperceptible watermarks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2005
    Publication date: May 24, 2007
    Inventors: Andrew Kostrzewski, Tomasz Jannson
  • Publication number: 20070105404
    Abstract: An entirely wearable electrical connector for power/data connectivity. The principal element of a modular network is the wearable electrical connector, which is integrated into a personal area network with USB compatibility. Several wearable connector embodiments are disclosed. The first, an O-ring based version, was subsequently replaced by a more mature second version, which is based on anisotropic pressure sensitive conductive elastomer. Both are snap-style, low-profile, 360°-moving, round, blind operable plug-and-play, reconfigurable wearable connectors with power/data daisy-lattice-style connectivity. A third embodiment comprises a non-conductive elastomeric environmental seal. A fourth embodiment utilizes a self-acting, automatic shutter-type environmental seal. A fifth embodiment comprises a smaller version that resembles a conventional snap fastener commonly used on clothing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2006
    Publication date: May 10, 2007
    Inventors: Kang Lee, Thomas Forrester, Tomasz Jannson, Andrew Kostrzewski, Eugene Levin, Gajendra Savant
  • Publication number: 20070025512
    Abstract: A Lobster Eye X-ray Imaging System based on a unique Lobster Eye (LE) structure, X-ray generator, scintillator-based detector and cooled CCD (or Intensified CCD) for real-time, safe, staring Compton backscatter X-ray detection of objects hidden under ground, in containers, behind walls, bulkheads etc. In contrast to existing scanning pencil beam systems, Lobster Eye X-Ray Imaging System's true focusing X-ray optics simultaneously acquire ballistic Compton backscattering photons (CBPs) from an entire scene irradiated by a wide-open cone beam from one or more X-ray generators. The Lobster Eye X-ray Imaging System collects (focuses) thousands of times more backscattered hard X-rays in the range from 40 to 120 keV (or wavelength ?=0.31 to 0.1 ?) than current backscatter imaging sensors (BISs), giving high sensitivity and signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and penetration through ground, metal walls etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2005
    Publication date: February 1, 2007
    Inventors: Michael Gertsenshteyn, Thomas Forrester, Tomasz Jannson, Kang Lee, Gajendra Savant
  • Publication number: 20070025809
    Abstract: Two embodiments of a connector that can be mated without regard for its orientation are disclosed. One embodiment is mated and demated autonomously as part of a system for recovering, docking with, recharging and re-launching unmanned aerial vehicles. Another embodiment is employed on the decks of vessels to facilitate mating and demating of various equipment providing different functions to reconfigure the vessel. Because both embodiments are configured for connection irrespective of angular orientation over 360°, they are especially suited for harsh environments including autonomous operation, rough seas, darkness and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2005
    Publication date: February 1, 2007
    Inventors: Kang Lee, Thomas Forrester, Tomasz Jannson, Andrew Kostrzewski, Gajendra Savant
  • Publication number: 20070026695
    Abstract: An entirely wearable electrical connector for power/data connectivity. The principal element of a modular network is the wearable electrical connector, which is integrated into a personal area network with USB compatibility. Several wearable connector embodiments are disclosed. The first, an O-ring based version, was subsequently replaced by a more mature second version, which is based on anisotropic pressure sensitive conductive elastomer. Both are snap-style, low-profile, 360°-moving, round, blind operable plug-and-play, reconfigurable wearable connectors with power/data daisy-lattice-style connectivity. A third embodiment comprises a non-conductive elastomeric environmental seal. A fourth embodiment utilizes a self-acting, automatic shutter-type environmental seal. A fifth embodiment comprises a smaller version that resembles a conventional snap fastener commonly used on clothing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2005
    Publication date: February 1, 2007
    Inventors: Kang Lee, Thomas Forrester, Tomasz Jannson, Andrew Kostrzewski, Eugene Levin, Gajendra Savant
  • Publication number: 20070026696
    Abstract: An improved stacked rotary connector assembly wherein each connector comprises a pair of rings and the rings of each rotary connector thereof are individually split and mechanically separable. Because the input and output rings are each split and separable, any one rotary connector may be removed from the stack without requiring removal of any other rotary connector and without disturbing the input/output buses of the assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2005
    Publication date: February 1, 2007
    Inventors: Andrew Kostrzewski, Kang Lee, Tomasz Jannson, Gajendra Savant