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Inventor-Driven Auction: Cybernet / Chuck Jacobus - December 10th, 2015

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ID Lot 010
Seller Cybernet/Chuck Jacobus
Sector Robotics
Assets 6 - US Patents; 9 - US Applications
US Patents 6,068,073 6,173,066 7,852,262 8,028,644 8,150,101 8,687,849
Applications US 12/546,266; US 14/081,367; US 14/242,560; US 60/018,038; US 60/865,521; US 60/956,262; US 60/992,163; US 61/091,117; US 61/726,942

Lot Summary

With a priority date of 1996, this portfolio offers benefits for robotics, including:

1. A walking robot and, in particular, to a robot incorporating selectable primary locomotion means and sensorless detectors for determining ground contact, obstacles, and other elements. This versatile robot configuration is capable of switching between modes of movement on a rapid basis to traverse a variety of terrains at high speed. [US 6,068,073]
2. A method for computer vision and automated shape recognition. More particularly, to improved methods of pose determination, tracking, and recognizing three-dimensional objects through parameter zoning. The method removes the need for conventional segmentation, and process of matching of a model to the image relies upon a six-degree-of-freedom numerical fitting or match filtering as opposed to a syntactic segment or feature oriented combinatorial match. The approach is applicable to several areas of interest, including target or object acquisition and tracking based on the matching of one or a set of object shape data structures, as well as the acquisition and tracking of missiles, automation systems, spacecraft tracking/docking, and vehicle identification. The methods may also be used to improve image database query based on object shape descriptors by allowing the user to request images from a database or video sequence which contain a key object described by a geometric description that the user designates or supplies. [US 6,173,066]
3. A wireless mobile indoor/outdoor tracking system which monitors the movements of mobile devices or beings and, more particularly, to a system for determining the absolute position of a moving body indoors or outdoors within a wireless mobile network. The system uses GPS positioning, when a signal is available, and RF ranging when it is unavailable. When indoors, a minimum of three network nodes must receive a GPS signal to determine absolute position. A mesh network is used to make the system mobile and to create an avenue for data to be transmitted to a remote base station. The system is also designed to provide a position stamp to sensor data in the network. Each node can interface with a sensor module and this data can be collected by the node and tagged with its position. The combined data is then transmitted through the mesh network for analysis. The system is also designed to provide data to a sensor module in the network. Each node can interface with a sensor module and data can be provided based on location. [US 7,852,262]
4. A system and method for mechanically transmitting tactile information signals. The system transforms cable motion (parallel to the skin surface) to tactor motion (normal to the skin surface). A cable-driven tactor system includes a housing defining a plane adapted for placement proximate to the skin of a user, a tactor element disposed in the housing, and a cable operative to cause the tactor element to move outwardly from the plane of the housing, thereby imparting a tactile sensation to the user's skin. In one embodiment, the tactor element is a flexible piece of material having one end coupled to the housing and another end coupled to the cable. Tension applied to the cable deforms the piece of material, causing a portion of the material to move outwardly from the plane of the housing. The deformation may be in the form of bending, compressing, sliding, or torsion of the tactor element. For example, tension on the cable may cause a strip of flexible plastic or other suitable material to bend at a living hinge that moves outwardly from the plane of the housing. [US 8,028,644]
5. A system for performing object identification that combines pose determination, Electro-Optical/Infrared (EO/IR) sensor data, and novel computer graphics rendering technique. The system is well suited to military target cueing, but is also extendable to detection and classification of other objects, including machined parts, robot guidance, assembly line automation, perimeter security, anomaly detection, etc. The system comprises two main modules. The first is a module that is intended to extract the orientation and distance of a target in a truth chip (generated using the Chip Extraction Application) given that the target type is known. The second is a module that takes the attempts to identify the vehicle within a truth chip given the known distance and elevation angle from camera to target. [US 8,150,101; US 8,687,849]

Sample Forward Citing Companies: Abb Ltd, Ball Corporation, Beijing Forestry University, Broadcom Corporation, Canon, Caterpillar, Cognex Corporation, Cognitech Inc, Commscope, Cortexica Vision Systems, Drvision Technologies, Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute, Energid Technologies, Eurex, Ford, Gencia Corporation, Google, Guava Technologies, Gwangju Institute Of Science And Technology, Hitachi, Honeywell, HP, Industrial Technology Research Institute, Intellectual Ventures, Kandelshein Ltd, Komatsu Ltd, Lockheed Martin, Lucasfilm Entertainment Company, Matrox Electronics Systems, Maxlinear, Metrica SPA, Mga Entertainment, Microsoft, Mirada Medical, Mitsubishi Electric, Namco Bandai, NASA, NEC, Northrop Grumman, Oblong Industries, Organic Motion, Qualcomm, Raytheon, Roboticvisiontech, Sony, Stochastech Corp, The Blackstone Group, Toyota Motors, Univeristy Of Arizona, University Of California, University Of Michigan, US Navy, Vision IQ, Wal-mart, Xid Technologies

Due Diligence

Patent NumberFile History
6,068,073
6,173,066
7,852,262
8,028,644
8,150,101
8,687,849