Patents by Inventor William Gibbens Redmann

William Gibbens Redmann 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: 10957111
    Abstract: A multiuser, collaborative augmented reality (AR) system employs individual AR devices for viewing real-world anchors, that is, physical models that are recognizable to the camera and image processing module of the AR device. To mitigate ambiguous configurations when used in the collaborative mode, each anchor is registered with a server to ensure that only uniquely recognizable anchors are simultaneously active at a particular location. The system permits collaborative AR to span multiple sites, by associating a portal with an anchor at each site. Using the location of their corresponding AR device as a proxy for their position, AR renditions of the other participating users are provided. This AR system is particularly well suited for games.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventors: Jordan Kent Weisman, William Gibbens Redmann
  • Publication number: 20210058384
    Abstract: An access device is provided for use in an access control system. The access device includes a processor having control of a door lock, and a communication module connected to the processor. The processor is able to receive a reservation certificate presented by a portable terminal through the communication module. The processor activates the door lock when the current reservation certificate has been presented and disables an alarm system when the current reservation certificate has been presented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Chris Outwater, William Gibbens Redmann
  • Patent number: 10924582
    Abstract: A method for processing a transport command at a local content controller to control the playback of shared content in synchrony with other, remote content controllers commences by first determining whether a received transport command originated from the local content controller or from at least one remote content controller. In the event of a locally originated transport command, the local content controller will prioritize the locally originated transport command with recently received transport commands. Thereafter, the local controller will transmit the locally originated transport command to at least one remote content controller for execution thereby if the locally originated transport command has priority. In the event of a remotely originated transport command, the local controller will prioritize the remotely originated transport command with recently received transport commands and then execute the prioritized transport commands in accordance with the latency between content controllers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL MADISON PATENT HOLDINGS
    Inventor: William Gibbens Redmann
  • Publication number: 20210037385
    Abstract: A method for access control accepts a first data from a first mobile computing device of a first patron. The first data is representative of at least a certificate and represents an authorization for access. The method further provides the access in response to the first data, and makes a record in the first station. The record includes a second data representing the access and an identifying portion of the certificate. The method further provides, after the access, a third data to a second mobile computing device of any patron. The third data is deliverable by the second mobile computing device to the management system and is representative of the record. The method further accepts a fourth data that is representative of at least an acknowledgment of the record, and deletes the record from the first station in response to the fourth data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Christopher Scott Outwater, William Gibbens Redmann
  • Patent number: 10883843
    Abstract: When a vehicle is assigned to meet with a customer at a meeting location, as when the customer orders a ride and the taxi, ride-sharing operator, or autonomous vehicle is dispatched, the difficulty of identifying the assigned vehicle among many vehicles or the customer among many people, is solved by providing a code, unique to the meeting at the meeting location. A light signal based on the code is emitted by a first device (of the vehicle or the customer) and distinguished, based on the code, by a second device, whereby the location of the first device is determined and can be displayed or otherwise used for navigating to the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventors: Chris Outwater, William Gibbens Redmann
  • Patent number: 10826885
    Abstract: An access device is provided for use in an access control system. The access device includes a processor having control of a door lock, and a communication module connected to the processor. The processor is able to receive a reservation certificate presented by a portable terminal through the communication module. The processor activates the door lock when the current reservation certificate has been presented and disables an alarm system when the current reservation certificate has been presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Liberty PlugIns, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Outwater, William Gibbens Redmann
  • Patent number: 10812979
    Abstract: A control system and method are provided for a station to dispense fuel to a vehicle, including an electric vehicle, without requiring dedicated access to a communications network, with the advantage that authorization for fleet vehicles or individuals can be obtained from an access management system, using a portable, wireless device, such as a smart phone or a dashboard appliance. The authorization is wirelessly relayed to the station by the wireless device, to enable the dispensing of fuel. Subsequently, a log comprising the transaction is provided to the access management system, through the same or a different wireless, mobile computing device. The log may also report status and other events, such as load shedding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Liberty PlugIns, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Scott Outwater, William Gibbens Redmann
  • Publication number: 20200288318
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided to allow a smart phone or any terminal to activate a door lock using a web site or server computer system. An access control system is provided that includes a server and an access device. The access device includes a processor and a communication module. The process has control of a door lock and is able to receive a reservation certificate presented by a portable terminal through the communication module. The processor activates the door lock when a current reservation certificate has been presented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: Liberty PlugIns, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Outwater, William Gibbens Redmann
  • Publication number: 20200186689
    Abstract: A fast and low cost method for inspecting a vehicle using a spectrum of visible and near visible electromagnetic radiation thus gathering digital images using sensors and filters to sense reflected light across a wide spectrum. The method includes breaking up the electromagnetic radiation into various segments; using the IR (the longer wavelength) end of the spectrum, through the visible range, and UV (the shorter wavelength) end of the spectrum. “visible light” high resolution photography alone can be a powerful tool for gathering evidence; however, both IR and UV photography that lie outside the visible range, can offer additional, valuable information and data about the state of the interior of a vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Chris Outwater, William Gibbens Redmann
  • Patent number: 10657747
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided to allow a smart phone or any terminal to activate a door lock using a web site or server computer system. An access control system is provided that includes a server and an access device. The access device includes a processor and a communication module. The process has control of a door lock and is able to receive a reservation certificate presented by a portable terminal through the communication module. The processor activates the door lock when a current reservation certificate has been presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Liberty PlugIns, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Outwater, William Gibbens Redmann
  • Publication number: 20200122688
    Abstract: A system and method for wirelessly generating a roster of drivers and passengers in transportation vehicles. A driver's or passenger's smartphone can communicate using short-range communications with the vehicle, or a smartphone in the vehicle, so that the ID associated with the phone can be linked to a vehicle ID, date and time stamped, and stored in a log or database. Any unauthorized person can be refused admittance (by not permitting the vehicle to start or otherwise being denied the right to be a driver or passenger). A downloaded application is used for this purpose. The invention also can include a secure, remote database as well as a mobile device such as a smartphone running the application, a wireless receiver/transmitter in the vehicle, and a wireless communication network such as a cellular network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Chris W. Outwater, William Gibbens Redmann
  • Publication number: 20200094706
    Abstract: A system and method for managing vehicle charging stations such that when at least two of a plurality of electric vehicle charging stations (also known as electric vehicle service equipment, or EVSE) occupied with vehicles awaiting a charge, the present system manages the charging of individual vehicles in cases where the aggregated demand for charging exceeds the capacity of the circuits supplying the plurality of EVSE. By cycling so that only a few of the vehicles are charging at a time, the demand on the circuits is kept below a predetermined limit. In cases where a load shedding event is in progress, the limit can be further reduced. In cases where the cost of electricity is varying dynamically, the system considers a driver's explicit charging requirements (if any) and preferences for opportunistic charging when the price of electricity is not too high.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher Scott Outwater, William Gibbens Redmann
  • Publication number: 20190385455
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for parking lot metering. The present invention allows multi-space meters to separately manage and control premium parking spaces, such as those for charging electric vehicles or those which supply electric power for engine block heaters in both pay-by-space and pay-an-display systems. Such premium spaces can be managed together over large areas (e.g., a city or region), or may be managed over smaller areas (e.g., the domain of an individual kiosk), or individually per parking space. Management includes pricing, time limits, hours, seasons of operation, and restrictions by vehicle type, and alternative pricing and restrictions for non-premium hours.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicant: Liberty PlugIns, Inc.
    Inventors: William Gibbens Redmann, Chris Outwater
  • Publication number: 20190333279
    Abstract: A multiuser, collaborative augmented reality (AR) system employs individual AR devices for viewing real-world anchors, that is, physical models that are recognizable to the camera and image processing module of the AR device. To mitigate ambiguous configurations when used in the collaborative mode, each anchor is registered with a server to ensure that only uniquely recognizable anchors are simultaneously active at a particular location. The system permits collaborative AR to span multiple sites, by associating a portal with an anchor at each site. Using the location of their corresponding AR device as a proxy for their position, AR renditions of the other participating users are provided. This AR system is particularly well suited for games.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Jordan Kent Weisman, William Gibbens Redmann
  • Patent number: 10391976
    Abstract: A system and method for wirelessly generating a roster of drivers and passengers in transportation vehicles. A driver's or passenger's smartphone can communicate using short-range communications with the vehicle, or a smartphone in the vehicle, so that the ID associated with the phone can be linked to a vehicle ID, date and time stamped, and stored in a log or database. Any unauthorized person can be refused admittance (by not permitting the vehicle to start or otherwise being denied the right to be a driver or passenger). A downloaded application is used for this purpose. The invention also can include a secure, remote database as well as a mobile device such as a smartphone running the application, a wireless receiver/transmitter in the vehicle, and a wireless communication network such as a cellular network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventors: Chris Outwater, William Gibbens Redmann
  • Patent number: 10395536
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for parking lot metering. The present invention allows multi-space meters to separately manage and control premium parking spaces, such as those for charging electric vehicles or those which supply electric power for engine block heaters in both pay-by-space and pay-and-display systems. Such premium spaces can be managed together over large areas (e.g., a city or region), or may be managed over smaller areas (e.g., the domain of an individual kiosk), or individually per parking space. Management includes pricing, time limits, hours, seasons of operation, and restrictions by vehicle type, and alternative pricing and restrictions for non-premium hours.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Libergy PlugIns, Inc.
    Inventors: William Gibbens Redmann, Chris Outwater
  • Publication number: 20190234747
    Abstract: When a vehicle is assigned to meet with a customer at a meeting location, as when the customer orders a ride and the taxi, ride-sharing operator, or autonomous vehicle is dispatched, the difficulty of identifying the assigned vehicle among many vehicles or the customer among many people, is solved by providing a code, unique to the meeting at the meeting location. A light signal based on the code is emitted by a first device (of the vehicle or the customer) and distinguished, based on the code, by a second device, whereby the location of the first device is determined and can be displayed or otherwise used for navigating to the other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Chris Outwater, William Gibbens Redmann
  • Patent number: 10339717
    Abstract: A multiuser, collaborative augmented reality (AR) system employs individual AR devices for viewing real-world anchors, that is, physical models that are recognizable to the camera and image processing module of the AR device. To mitigate ambiguous configurations when used in the collaborative mode, each anchor is registered with a server to ensure that only uniquely recognizable anchors are simultaneously active at a particular location. The system permits collaborative AR to span multiple sites, by associating a portal with an anchor at each site. Using the location of their corresponding AR device as a proxy for their position, AR renditions of the other participating users are provided. This AR system is particularly well suited for games.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventors: Jordan Kent Weisman, William Gibbens Redmann
  • Patent number: 10284887
    Abstract: A method for synchronizing content undergoing play out at first and second stations commences by comparing audio within content undergoing play out on the first station to the audio within content undergoing play out on the second station to determine if a latency exists between the first and second stations. If such a latency exists, then at least one of a pause or jump operations is performed in connection with content playing out by at least one of the first and second stations for an interval corresponding to an interval by which one station leads the other station to bring the two stations into substantial synchronism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL CE PATENT HOLDINGS
    Inventors: Scott Francis, William Gibbens Redmann
  • Publication number: 20190108698
    Abstract: A control system and method are provided for a station to dispense fuel to a vehicle, including an electric vehicle, without requiring dedicated access to a communications network, with the advantage that authorization for fleet vehicles or individuals can be obtained from an access management system, using a portable, wireless device, such as a smart phone or a dashboard appliance. The authorization is wirelessly relayed to the station by the wireless device, to enable the dispensing of fuel. Subsequently, a log comprising the transaction is provided to the access management system, through the same or a different wireless, mobile computing device. The log may also report status and other events, such as load shedding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher Scott Outwater, William Gibbens Redmann