Patents by Inventor Walter A. Martin

Walter A. Martin 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: 11927925
    Abstract: A building system including one or more memory devices configured to store instructions that, when executed on one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to collect building device data of a building device, the building device data comprising a plurality of data samples of a data point and generate a time correlated data stream for the data point, the time correlated data stream comprising values of the plurality of data samples of the data point. The instructions cause the one or more processors to generate a time correlated reliability data stream for the data point, the time correlated reliability data stream comprising a plurality of reliability values indicating reliability of the values of the plurality of data samples of the data point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
    Inventors: Kirk H. Drees, Donald R. Albinger, Shawn D. Schubert, Karl F. Reichenberger, Daniel M. Curtis, Andrew J. Boettcher, Jason T. Sawyer, Miguel Galvez, Walter Martin, Ryan A. Piaskowski, Vaidhyanathan Venkiteswaran, Clay G. Nesler, Siddharth Goyal, Thomas M. Seneczko, Young M. Lee, Sudhi R. Sinha
  • Publication number: 20240077438
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for an inspection apparatus for inspecting a component. The inspection apparatus including a robotic arm. A micro-XRF instrument having an instrument head coupled to the robotic arm. A seat supporting the component within a scanning area during inspection; and a computer in communication with the robotic arm and the micro-XRF instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2023
    Publication date: March 7, 2024
    Inventors: Richard DiDomizio, Michael Christopher Andersen, Walter Vincent Dixon, III, Timothy Hanlon, Wayne Lee Lawrence, Ramkumar Kashyap Oruganti, Jonathan Rutherford Owens, Daniel M. Ruscitto, Adarsh Shukla, Eric John Telfeyan, Gregory Donald Crim, Michael Wylie Krauss, André Dziurla, Sven Martin Joachim Larisch, Falk Reinhardt, Roald Alberto Tagle Berdan, Henning Schroeder
  • Publication number: 20240070641
    Abstract: Systems and methods for P2P transaction functionality include payment collection from a third party source. A system includes at least one processor and a storage medium storing instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the at least one processor to perform operations including receiving transaction information from a vendor where a card was used and analyzing the transaction information. The operations also include sending one or more requests for repayment to one or more P2P service systems, receiving repayment information, regarding one or more repayments, from the one or more P2P service systems and, based on the repayment information, applying the one or more repayments to the transaction performed on the card.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2023
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Applicant: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Walter Avery MILLER, Jason E. FERRELL, Troy Alan DYE, Robert A. MARTIN, Jordan FISCHER
  • Publication number: 20240000816
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the design of a customized therapy for a subject with breast cancer based on the c-MAF expression level and the menopausal status of the subject. In some embodiments, the customized therapy comprises an agent for avoiding, treating or preventing bone degradation. In some embodiments, the agent for avoiding, treating or preventing bone degradation is zoledronic acid. In other embodiments, the agent is clodronate or denosumab.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2023
    Publication date: January 4, 2024
    Inventors: Walter Martin GREGORY, Juan Carlos TERCERO, Robert E. COLEMAN, Roger GOMIS
  • Publication number: 20230381209
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the design of a customized therapy for a subject with breast cancer based on the c-MAF expression level and the menopausal status of the subject. In some embodiments, the customized therapy comprises an agent for avoiding or preventing bone degradation. In some embodiments, the agent for avoiding or preventing bone degradation is zoledronic acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2023
    Publication date: November 30, 2023
    Inventors: Walter Martin GREGORY, Juan Carlos TERCERO, Roger GOMIS, Robert E. COLEMAN
  • Publication number: 20230379590
    Abstract: A video camera system includes a video capture device and a camera controller. The video capture device includes a sensor that receives light, a shutter that selectively permits the light to be received at the sensor based on a shutter speed, and a frame processor that generates a plurality of video frames based on the light. The camera controller includes a frame parameter calculator that calculates a luminance parameter of the plurality of frames, a frequency domain analyzer that executes a frequency domain analysis based on the luminance parameter to generate a plurality of luminance amplitude values mapped to a plurality of frequencies, and a control signal generator that generates a target shutter speed based on the plurality of luminance amplitude values mapped to the plurality of frequencies, and transmits a control signal based on the target shutter speed to cause the shutter to operate at the target shutter speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2023
    Publication date: November 23, 2023
    Applicant: Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
    Inventors: Walter A. Martin, Terry Neill
  • Patent number: 11776308
    Abstract: A frictionless access control system and method embodying satellite cameras for facial recognition are disclosed. The cameras capture image data of individuals at an access point such as a door. Preferably, two or more cameras are placed on opposite sides of the access point to increase the likelihood that the individuals are captured in the image data. A facial cropper module extracts facial patches from the image data, and a facial signature module computes facial signatures from the facial patches. A facial recognition module receives the computed facial signatures from the facial signature module, matches the computed facial signatures to stored facial signatures, and sends user identity information of individuals corresponding to the stored facial signatures to the facial signature module when the computed facial signatures match the stored facial signatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: JOHNSON CONTROLS TYCO IP HOLDINGS LLP
    Inventors: Peter Alexander Ainsworth, Ian C. Westmacott, Martin J. Donaghy, John McKenna, Derek Boyes, Terry Neill, Frederick Michael McBride, Walter A. Martin
  • Patent number: 11758281
    Abstract: A video camera system includes a video capture device and a camera controller. The video capture device includes a sensor that receives light, a shutter that selectively permits the light to be received at the sensor based on a shutter speed, and a frame processor that generates a plurality of video frames based on the light. The camera controller includes a frame parameter calculator that calculates a luminance parameter of the plurality of frames, a frequency domain analyzer that executes a frequency domain analysis based on the luminance parameter to generate a plurality of luminance amplitude values mapped to a plurality of frequencies, and a control signal generator that generates a target shutter speed based on the plurality of luminance amplitude values mapped to the plurality of frequencies, and transmits a control signal based on the target shutter speed to cause the shutter to operate at the target shutter speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
    Inventors: Walter A. Martin, Terry Neill
  • Patent number: 11688219
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure provide systems and methods for access control using multi-factor validation. In an example, an access control system is designed to be used in conjunction with a first recognition system, such as facial recognition system, a gait recognition system, or audio recognition system, that uses a confidence level to determine whether individuals are authorized to access a restricted area. When the first recognition system is unable to confidently identify the individual, a second recognition system, such as a mobile device system or access card system, may be used to provide second factor verification. Further, stored recognition data may be updated to include information gathered by the first recognition system in response to use of the second factor verification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: JOHNSON CONTROLS TYCO IP HOLDINGS LLP
    Inventors: Walter A. Martin, Terence Neill
  • Patent number: 11688051
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure include methods, systems, and non-transitory computer readable media that perform the steps of capturing capture one or more images comprising a plurality of visual features of an inspected device, transmitting the one or more images to a server comprising a neural network, wherein the neural network analyzes the plurality of visual features to identify the inspected device and the server identifies the checklist comprising tasks or questions associated with an inspection process of the inspected device, receiving the checklist associated from the server, and displaying the checklist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: JOHNSON CONTROLS TYCO IP HOLDINGS LLP
    Inventor: Walter Martin
  • Patent number: 11657616
    Abstract: A system and method for space management monitoring and reporting using video analytics are disclosed. Such a building occupancy monitoring system monitors building resources that include rooms, areas such as work areas, and chairs and desks in the rooms, in examples. These building resources are monitored to determine whether the resources are being used by individuals, and for how long. In more detail, the system includes an image analytics module that tracks individuals in image data from surveillance cameras, relative to the building resources. The system also includes an occupancy report module that generates occupancy information including building resources that are used/unused by the individuals. The occupancy information is then used to program building control systems. Dwell maps and motion maps generated by the system, based on the occupancy information, can also be used to guide individuals to available building resources in a ‘hot desking’ environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: JOHNSON CONTROLS TYCO IP HOLDINGS LLP
    Inventors: Walter A. Martin, Gary McCaughan, Ashish Italiya
  • Patent number: 11654153
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the design of a customized therapy for a subject with breast cancer based on the c-MAF expression level and the menopausal status of the subject. In some embodiments, the customized therapy comprises an agent for avoiding, treating or preventing bone degradation. In some embodiments, the agent for avoiding, treating or preventing bone degradation is zoledronic acid. In other embodiments, the agent is clodronate or denosumab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: INBIOMOTION S.L.
    Inventors: Walter Martin Gregory, Juan Carlos Tercero, Robert E. Coleman, Roger Gomis
  • Publication number: 20230129019
    Abstract: The present disclosure comprises a method of controlling a condensate pump assembly which comprises a pump and a controller connected to the pump, the method comprising measuring a current value drawn by the pump, comparing the measured current value to a predetermined threshold current value and controlling operation of the condensate pump assembly based on the current value comparison. Also provided is a condensate pump assembly for use in an air conditioning system, comprising a housing comprising an upper housing portion and a pump arranged to pump liquid from a liquid inlet to a liquid outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2022
    Publication date: April 27, 2023
    Applicant: Aspen Pumps Limited
    Inventors: Walter Martin, Chris Forshaw, Phil Capon, Luke Preece, Claire Saich, Lee Molyneux
  • Patent number: 11596642
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the design of a customized therapy for a subject with breast cancer based on the c-MAF expression level and the menopausal status of the subject. In some embodiments, the customized therapy comprises an agent for avoiding or preventing bone degradation. In some embodiments, the agent for avoiding or preventing bone degradation is zoledronic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: INBIOMOTION S.L.
    Inventors: Walter Martin Gregory, Juan Carlos Tercero, Roger Gomis, Robert E. Coleman
  • Patent number: 11585555
    Abstract: A computer implemented method for controlling the environmental conditions of a building in accordance with feedback from the occupants of the building is provided. The method includes detecting, by one or more processors, an occupant within a building space, and transmitting, by the one or more processors, a notification message to an occupant device associated with the occupant. The notification message includes a request to provide occupant feedback. The method includes receiving, by the one or more processors, an occupant feedback message from the occupant device. The occupant feedback message includes one or more quality ratings associated with one or more building conditions. The method includes assigning, by the one or more processors, a weighting factor to the occupant feedback message and performing an action to modify at least one of the building conditions responsive to the weighted occupant feedback message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
    Inventor: Walter A. Martin
  • Publication number: 20220353639
    Abstract: A student tracking system deploys distributed sensors throughout a school building. The distributed sensors receive identification information broadcast by user devices carried by occupants of the school such as students, teachers and school administrators. The student tracking system tracks the location of the occupants within the building based on which sensors most recently detected the user devices. The system sends the location information for the occupants to tracking devices operated by tracking users such as school administrators, emergency responders and/or parents. The tracking devices also present to the parents image data captured by surveillance cameras depicting the students. Additionally, the distributed sensors detect the presence of unauthorized individuals within the school building by determining whether an individual detected via a proximity or motion detector corresponds to identification information for a registered user device received by the sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2022
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Inventors: Miguel Galvez, Walter A. Martin, Danny Hyun
  • Publication number: 20220269228
    Abstract: An event automation system controls building management systems (e.g. building automation, access control, and/or security systems of a building) for scheduled events. An occupancy module generates occupancy information for event spaces where events are scheduled via occupancy sensors installed at the event spaces. A building automation module instructs distributed devices of the building management systems to control the environmental settings of the event spaces based on the occupancy information and stored space, attendee, and schedule information. The event automation system also facilitates scheduling the events at event spaces of the building based on configuration information from an event organizer (e.g. invited attendees, start and end times, and activities to be performed at the event), required automation features for the event, location information and exercise preferences for the invited attendees, and/or aggregated usage information for the event spaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2022
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Inventors: Miguel GALVEZ, Walter A. MARTIN, Danny HYUN
  • Patent number: 11395099
    Abstract: A student tracking system deploys distributed sensors throughout a school building. The distributed sensors receive identification information broadcast by user devices carried by occupants of the school such as students, teachers and school administrators. The student tracking system tracks the location of the occupants within the building based on which sensors most recently detected the user devices. The system sends the location information for the occupants to tracking devices operated by tracking users such as school administrators, emergency responders and/or parents. The tracking devices also present to the parents image data captured by surveillance cameras depicting the students. Additionally, the distributed sensors detect the presence of unauthorized individuals within the school building by determining whether an individual detected via a proximity or motion detector corresponds to identification information for a registered user device received by the sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
    Inventors: Miguel Galvez, Walter A. Martin, Danny Hyun
  • Patent number: 11360445
    Abstract: An event automation system controls building management systems (e.g. building automation, access control, and/or security systems of a building) for scheduled events. An occupancy module generates occupancy information for event spaces where events are scheduled via occupancy sensors installed at the event spaces. A building automation module instructs distributed devices of the building management systems to control the environmental settings of the event spaces based on the occupancy information and stored space, attendee, and schedule information. The event automation system also facilitates scheduling the events at event spaces of the building based on configuration information from an event organizer (e.g. invited attendees, start and end times, and activities to be performed at the event), required automation features for the event, location information and exercise preferences for the invited attendees, and/or aggregated usage information for the event spaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
    Inventors: Miguel Galvez, Walter A. Martin, Danny Hyun
  • Publication number: 20220086327
    Abstract: A video camera system includes a video capture device and a camera controller. The video capture device includes a sensor that receives light, a shutter that selectively permits the light to be received at the sensor based on a shutter speed, and a frame processor that generates a plurality of video frames based on the light. The camera controller includes a frame parameter calculator that calculates a luminance parameter of the plurality of frames, a frequency domain analyzer that executes a frequency domain analysis based on the luminance parameter to generate a plurality of luminance amplitude values mapped to a plurality of frequencies, and a control signal generator that generates a target shutter speed based on the plurality of luminance amplitude values mapped to the plurality of frequencies, and transmits a control signal based on the target shutter speed to cause the shutter to operate at the target shutter speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2021
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Applicant: Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
    Inventors: Walter A. Martin, Terry Neill