PATENTS

Overview: Eagle Harbor Holdings LLC (“EHH”) is in the technology development and commercialization business; we own an extensive and growing patent portfolio covering fields of use for automotive systems, smart home systems and mobile devices. Within each field of use, the patent portfolio broadly covers the areas of: entertainment; communications and mobile content; and sensor systems

Our portfolio currently includes 34 issued patents shown in Table 1, and summarized below. In addition, EHH maintains an active patent continuation practice, with 15 applications pending. These patents and applications have priority dates ranging from 2001 to 2010.  The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“PTO”) has repeatedly validated the originality of our technology and clarity of our claim writing by issuing a series of “first action allowances” of our newly filed patents.  For those not familiar with the term First Action Allowance, this happens when you file a patent application and the patent examiner does not reject any claims and instead finds that your submission is in order and allowable without amendment. On March 7, 2012, Gene Quinn, President and Founder of IPWatchdog, Inc. and a registered patent attorney, stated the following on ipwatchdog.com in a discussion unrelated to EHH regarding First Action Allowances: “You may have heard of them, but as a rule I think it is safe to say that most patent attorneys and patent agents have never seen one, at least not in certain technology areas.”  Since 2010, EHH has received and continues to receive many first action allowances.

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THE INVENTORS:

The MediusTech inventors and engineering teams spent many years developing embedded systems for defense related projects; Mr. Preston spent many years in the defense weapons complex, with a focus on communications and fault tolerant automated process control. Prior to MediusTech, Mr. Preston and his son founded a company now known as Airbiquity with a focus on Telematics. Airbiquity was the key technology and instrumental in the evolution of Telematics for GM’s Digital OnStar, Mr. Preston and his son built a portfolio of now more than 100 patents US and International. Today, the Preston technology is in numerous automotive systems including GM, Ford, Toyota, Nissan, BMW, and others.

Mr. Lutter spent many years at Boeing as a software development manager; his projects broadly included hardware and software systems for defense avionics to include the mission software for the first fully integrated sensor platforms used in the F-22, F-35 JSF, and Unmanned Air Vehicle programs, also known as UAVs. The combination these projects exposed the inventors to many advanced electronic systems and their short comings during the evolution of federated hardware systems to fully integrated software systems. Along the way, these short comings were tackled by the inventors, solved and patented. Mr. Lutter returned to Boeing in 2003, and is now the Boeing Technical Fellow for Unmanned Air Vehicle Control Systems.


THE TECHNOLOGY:

At the formation of Medius in 2001, the MediusTech inventors set about identifying a number of unresolved problem areas that they felt would eventually emerge in the automotive industry; then identified and patented solutions they felt would assist the automotive and communications industries meet these challenges when they arose. The inventors felt the underlying problem to solve was the development of integrated low cost systems for safety. The inventors also felt that automobiles would eventually follow the same development path that was done in defense; however the problem with defense systems, they were complex and expensive.

Between 2001 and 2009 MediusTech implemented all of these patents in cooperation with numerous suppliers through 7 prototype systems for what is known today as the self-driving car; we also developed a number of Trade Secrets during this phase that were converted to patents in 2009.

It is the strength of these combined old and new patents that have identified Eagle Harbor Holdings as one of the leaders in the autonomous driving space; we are now listed as a very close second to Google; and ranked 6th globally.

 


***NEWLY UPDATED*** PORTFILIO ISSUED:

NEW 9,358,924 System and method for modeling advanced automotive safety systems
A system and methods are disclosed for providing integrated software development environment for the design, verification and validation of advanced automotive safety systems, vehicle safety systems and self-driving vehicles . The system allows automotive software to be developed on a host computer using a collection of computer programs running simultaneously as processes and synchronized by a central process. The software disclosed uses separate synchronized processes, permitting signals from disparate sources to be generated by a simulation running on the host computer or from actual sensors and data bus signals coming from and going to actual vehicle hardware which is connected to their bus counterparts in the host computer on a real-time basis. The methods disclosed are for providing an Algorithm Prototyping, Analysis and Test through an integrated framework for dynamic data modeling and application development. The methods provide a data model that first extends the capabilities of the physical data model and then translates, gates, optimizes, fuses, filters and manages the physical representation of the logical model into a state estimation of the situation around the vehicle; this is known as Situation Awareness (SA); the implementation of this core is called SACore. And because the application framework is integrated with SACore, once the user configures the data model, the features and benefits of the application framework become automatically available to the developer as part of the decision process for cost-performance optimization. This optimization process can be automated or manually adjusted. Priority Date: 4 Nov 2009.

NEW 9,348,637 Dynamic configuration of a home multiprocessor system
A multiprocessor system used in home environment includes multiple processors that run different real-time applications. A dynamic configuration system runs on the multiple processors and includes a device manager, configuration manager, and data manager. The device manager automatically detects and adds new devices to the multiprocessor system, and the configuration manager automatically reconfigures the real-time applications. The data manager identifies the type of data generated by the new devices and identifies which devices in the multiprocessor system are able to process the data. Priority Date: 24 Apr 2001

NEW 9,336,043 Method and apparatus for a task priority processing system
A vehicle system comprises multiple processors and a communication system adapted to run real-time vehicle applications. The system adds new devices. Identifies data generated by the new device and identifies another device that can input or output the data. The vehicle system also includes a dynamic configuration system configured to operate on the multiple processors and store critical information about the applications running on the multiple processors. The configuration manager automatically detects an application failure and initiates a reconfiguration process. The configuration manager then downloads from memory the previously stored critical data associated with the failed application and initiates a reboot operation for the failed application. Priority Date: 24 Apr 2001

NEW 9,293,928 System and method for a dynamically configurable power distribution control and management system
An energy management system for monitoring and communicating characteristics of an intelligent energy storage device is disclosed. The energy management system includes at least one pack comprising one or more batteries in an energy storage device and the components to manage and wirelessly communicate the state characteristics of those batteries. The energy storage device is connected to a Local Pack Controller (LPC) which is configured to detect a connection to a host system and automatically establish a secure wireless connection to the Host System Controller (HSC). The LPC monitors the pack state and sends the state information wirelessly to the HSC, which then broadcasts the information wirelessly to a display and/or external network. Applications include, but are not limited to, integration in a vehicle, residential, industrial, or commercial market. Priority Date: 24 Apr 2001

NEW 9,292,334 Method and apparatus for dynamic configuration of multiprocessor system
Generally relates to mobile device usage for a connected vehicle, where the device uses secure simple paring to automatically connect to a mobile device, load applications as needed from memory to operate the remote device. Priority Date: 24 Apr 2001

NEW 9,292,017 A system and method for real-time guidance and mapping of a tunnel boring machine and tunnel
A system and methods are disclosed for providing the location of a TBM by establishing of a plurality of known locations or “monuments”; from these monuments located at least on, over or within the TBM’s start point, known in the art as a “pit”. The present invention provides among other things an integrated navigation system that provides real-time parametric guidance information to the TBM, relative to the tunnel origin, past course and current trajectory, while simultaneously employing a non-contact measuring system in concert with said origin and course information for the final provision of an as-built map of tunnel dimensions and centerline.

8,978,439 System and apparatus for the alignment of multi-aperture systems
Patent 8,978,439 generally relates to a vehicle sensor system consisting of video, radar, ultrasonic, or laser sensors, oriented to obtain a 360 degree view around the vehicle for the purpose of developing a situation awareness or scene awareness. The sensors may or may not have overlapping field of views, or support the same applications, but data will be shared by all. Orientation of the sensor to the vehicle body coordinates is critical in order to accurately assess threat and respond. This system describes methods based on measuring force and rotation on each sensor and computing a dynamic alignment to first each other, then second to the vehicle. Priority date: 9 November 2004

8,958,315 Method and apparatus for dynamic configuration of multiprocessor system
Patent 8,958,315 generally relates to a system and method in a vehicle for coupling multiple processors together over multiple communication links. The multiple on-board vehicle processors are adapted to run different real-time vehicle applications. A dynamic configuration system is configured to run on at least some of the processors and automatically detect and connect new hardware devices in the vehicle to at least some of the vehicle multiple processors. Priority Date: 24 Apr 2001

8,953,816 Method and apparatus to dynamically configure a vehicle audio system
Patent 8,953,816 generally relates to a combination of processes during the paring of a Bluetooth portable device and a vehicle processor system that allows a user the option to direct sound from the wireless audio device through different speakers of the vehicle audio system or back to a speaker in the wireless audio device for privacy.

8,762,610 Processing method for reprioritizing software application tasks
Patent 8,762,610 generally relates to a system and method for processing messages sent from software applications in a vehicle: Messages are received from an application, a user, or a sensor. The method generates outgoing messages based on message type received, and associates software applications with communication managers configured to attach message labels to messages, with the message label having at least a destination address. Priority Date: 24 Apr 2001

8,751,712 Priority based processing
Patent 8,751,712 generally relates to a system and method for processing messages sent from different individual software applications in vehicle, including receiving messages, a communication manager with individual software applications where the communication manager includes a priority manager. The priority manager is configured to compare the priority value for the outgoing message with the priority values for other outgoing messages; rank the outgoing message with respect to the other outgoing messages. Priority Date: 24 Apr 2001 AUTOSAR related

8,744,672 Method and apparatus for dynamic configuration of multiprocessor system
Patent 8,744,672 generally relates to a vehicle audio system that operates a wireless transceiver configured to detect and establish communication with a new mobile device brought next to the vehicle. Connect the new device to the audio system by using a secure simple connection process.
Priority Date: 24 Apr 2001

8,630,196 A multiprocessor system and method for conducting transactions from a vehicle
Patent 8,630,196 generally relates to a distributed processing system in a vehicle, and includes many processors one of which is communicating through a portable device to a network. One of the processors controls the image content of a display mounted in view of a vehicle occupant; a second processor is in a portable device connected to the packet networks. An application is launched from when the portable device is brought into the vehicle. The combination of the display, the image content processor, the application and the portable device allow a user to access the internet and conduct transactions for goods and services. Priority Date: 24 Apr 2001

8,583,292 System And Method For Restricting Access To Vehicle Software Systems
Patent 8,583,292 generally relates to using a security code in the communications between portable devices and a vehicle porcessor system, such as a Bluetooth equipped entertainment system, to prevent unauthorized applications, unauthorized data or unauthorized devices access to vehicle systems. Priority Date: 24 Apr 2001

8,417,490 System and method for the configuration of an automotive vehicle with modeled sensors
Patent 8,470,490 generally relates to a a key aspect of what today is known as self driving vehicles. These include systems and methods for providing integrated software development environment for the design, verification and validation of advanced automotive safety systems. The system allows automotive software to be developed on a host computer using a collection of computer programs running simultaneously as processes, and synchronized by a central process. The methods disclosed are for providing an Algorithm Prototyping, Analysis and Test through an integrated framework for dynamic data modeling and application development. The methods provide a data model that first extends the capabilities of the physical data model and then translates, gates, optimizes, fuses, filters and manages the physical representation of the logical model into a state estimation of the situation around the vehicle.

8,336,113 A multiprocessor system for managing devices in a home
Patent 8,336,113 generally relates to a home audio system using Bluetooth and the Bluetooth secure simple paring process to discover and connect to one or more devices and take over control and operation. Priority Date: 24 Apr 2001

8,330,383 Distributed vehicle control system
Patent '8,330,383 generally relates to an automotive open systems communications systems architecture linked through an open systems abstraction. Each application in the system operates a message manager that appends a message with a priority tag for pre-emptive message queue management and controller priority processing. Priority Date: 24 Apr 2001

8,375,243 Failure determination system
Patent 8,375,243 generally relates to a vehicle failure determination system including multiple processors linked in a network for operating different vehicle critical and non-critical systems, including sensor data, brake data, speed data, engine data and GPS data. The system runs an executive abstraction in one or more of the processors that is configured to save certain critical data into memory based on certain events. The data saved is in a lock-step mode to determine how each process thread was executed in the linked modular processors. The lock-step mode is determined by a system clock, a system watchdog timer, a message manager, a critical data manager, a security manager, or a data manager, and uses a task manager to determine either a system failure that has occurred and how each process thread saved into memory identifies the failure. Priority Date: 24 Apr 2001

8,364,335 Method and apparatus for dynamic configuration of multiprocessor system
Patent 8,364,335 generally relates to a system using a speed sensor located within the vehicle and coupled to a multiprocessor system where one of the processors is an audio system. The audio system is configured to use Bluetooth for the discovery and secure simple pairing of a new mobile device. The system is further configured to use speed data to allow or dis-allow the pairing process for the Bluetooth enabled audio system if the vehicle speed sensor detects a value greater than a preset limit. Priority Date: 24 Apr 2001

8,346,186 Method and apparatus for dynamic configuration of multiprocessor system
Patent 8,346,186 generally relates to a vehicle processor system using a Bluetooth radio to discover and connect to multiple wireless devices such as a cell phone and a music device, using the Bluetooth secure simple paring method, and operate the devices using a priority scheme, as example an incoming call on the cell phone takes priority over music. Priority Date: 24 Apr 2001

8,331,279 Wireless telecommunications method and apparatus
Patent 8,331,279 generally relates to a wireless telecommunications apparatus for a vehicle, consisting of an a multifunction processor system including a Bluetooth radio connected to multiple wireless devices operating by assigned priorities. The vehicle system monitors data and logs certain data into memory; based on certain high priority conditions, retrieve and send the logged data to a server through the Bluetooth connected phone, pre-empting other applications and other devices. Essentially reporting such events as an accident, airbag deployment or reporting critical vehicle service issues. A second claim covers the ability to retrieve certain logged data through the Bluetooth connected cell phone from a service center. Priority Date: 24 Apr 2001

8,165,057 Telecommunications Method for the Secure Reporting of Engine Sensor Data
Patent 8,165,057 generally covers a secure method for logging and reporting vehicle data through a Bluetooth paired cell phone, using what is called Secure Simple Pairing for transmission through a wireless network. The system operates a logging manager that monitors and identifies certain data from the vehicle for logging based on a set of rules, and sends at least some of the data to a server through the wireless network based on these rules (like air bag deployment), or based a polling request from a call center. The system also includes a security manager to determine authority to access the data. Additional aspects include the predetermined conditions to be system failure, possible failure, elapsed time or elapsed mileage, and that some of the data include fuel consumption, engine and vehicle efficiency, where the engine efficiency data includes emission data. This new patent is one of 23 pending for the automotive space. Priority Date: 24 Apr 2001

8,045,729 An Audio System With An Application Management System For Operating Different Types of Audio Sources
Patent 8,045,729 generally describes a car audio system connected to a wired audio source, such as a cell phone connected by a USB cable to the audio system. The audio system also includes a Bluetooth capability for connecting a second device, like an MP3 player, using a process that automatically detects and securely connects it to the vehicle. An application is automatically loaded and plays music. Priority Date: 24 Apr 2001

8,027,268 Method and apparatus for dynamic configuration of multiprocessor system
Patent 8,027,268 generally describes a car audio system with a built-in Bluetooth radio configured to securely connect two different device types to the car audio system simultaneously, such as a cell phone and an MP3 player, and operate each using different applications. Priority Date: 24 Apr 2001

8,020,028 An Application Management System For Mobile Devices
Patent 8,020,028 generally describes an application management process for audio systems including home audio and vehicle audio systems. In addition to automatically detecting and connecting to portable devices like cell phones or MP3 players, this invention describes secure steps used to prevent unauthorized devices, applications, or data from gaining access to the vehicle electronics -- a major concern for the auto industry. Priority Date: 24 Apr 2002

8,006,119 Application management system
Patent 8,006,119 generally describes an audio system, such as a car audio system, designed to automatically and securely interact with numerous discovered devices ranging from cell phones and MP3 players to personal computers, internet routers and home appliances. A user could download media from the personal computer, and securely control a home security system or even a garage door opener from the car audio system. Priority Date: 24 Apr 2002

8,006,118 System and method for application failure detection
Patent 8,006,118 generally describes a portable device like a cell phone wirelessly connected to a vehicle audio system, where the audio system is designed to detect a failure in the connection with the cell phone, and automatically searches and connects a new cell phone and runs a new application to control the new phone. In addition to a detected failure, the process of changing from one cell phone to another by a user is described. Priority Date: 24 Apr 2002

8,006,117 Method for multi-tasking multiple java virtual machines in a secure environment
Patent 8,006,117 generally describes a simplified pairing process for cell phones and MP3 players for cars and home entertainment. An example would be a cell phone or MP3 player connecting to an audio system, where the audio system automatically searches for the phone or MP3 player, connects it, checks to make sure it is allowed, and loads an application that allows the audio system to run either the cell phone or MP3 player. Priority Date: 24 Apr 2002

8,001,860 Method and apparatus for the alignment of multi-aperture systems
Patent 8,001,860 generally describes an automatic alignment system for stereo vision apparatus used in vehicle safety systems. Priority Date: 3 Nov 2004

7,793,136 Application management system with configurable software applications
Patent 7,793,136 generally relates to an audio system that identifies a new mobile device. The new device is configured into audio system when a type of data used by the new device conforms with a type of data used in the multiprocessor system. An application in the audio system is identified that uses a same data type used on the new device. The stored application is loaded and then used to take over control of the new device and process data received from the new device. A security protocol can be optionally used to control what types of data, applications, or devices are allowed to access the audio system. Priority date: 24 April 2002


7,778,739 Method and apparatus for dynamic configuration of multiprocessor system
Patent 7,778,739 generally relates to a vehicle audio system that operates a wireless transceiver configured to detect and establish communication with a new mobile device brought next to the vehicle. Connect the new device to the audio system by using a secure simple connection process, including:
identifing a particular type of data used in the new device
identify a second software application from memory in the audio system and that it is not currently in use,
automatically move the second software application from the memory to one of the on-board processors,
configure the processor to run the second software application,
run the application and take over control and operation of the new device; and
initiate transfer of the data from the new device. Priority Date: 24 Apr 2001

7,681,448 System and method for aligning sensors on a vehicle
Patent 7,681,448 generally relates to a sensor alignment system for establishing and maintaining accurate alignment of automotive sensors including a sensor mounted on the vehicle for gathering target data around the vehicle using optical information; a micro inertial sensor included with the sensor that measures rotation rate and acceleration along two or more axes of the sensor for the establishment of a sensor reference frame; a separate micro inertial sensor independently mounted on the vehicle that measures rotation rate and acceleration along two or more axes of the vehicle for the establishment of a vehicle navigation reference frame; a processor for determining an amount of misalignment of the sensor reference frame with the vehicle navigation reference frame; and aligning the sensor target data with the vehicle navigation reference frame according to the amount of misalignment. Priority date: 9 November 2004

7,337,650 System and method for aligning sensors on a vehicle
Patent 7,337,650 generally relates to a vehicle sensor system consisting of video, radar, ultrasonic, or laser sensors, oriented to obtain a 360 degree view around the vehicle for the purpose of developing a situation awareness or scene awareness. The sensors may or may not have overlapping field of views, or support the same applications, but data will be shared by all. Orientation of the sensor to the vehicle body coordinates is critical in order to accurately assess threat and respond. This system describes methods based on measuring force and rotation on each sensor and computing a dynamic alignment to first each other, then second to the vehicle. Priority date: 9 November 2004

7,178,049 Method for multi-tasking multiple Java virtual machines in a secure environment
Patent 7,178,049 generally relates to an operating system abstraction layer between the operating system and the application described as a secure real-time executive. The abstraction layer has multiple services operating including message manager, data manager, configuration manager and security manager. Priority date: 24 April 2002

7,146,260 Method and apparatus for dynamic configuration of multiprocessor system
Patent 7,146,260 generally relates to an operating system abstraction layer between the operating system and the application described as a dynamic configuration system, the abstraction layer operates multiple services including device management, data management, and configuration management. Priority Date: 24 Apr 2001

6,792,351 Method and apparatus for multi-vehicle communication
Patent 6,792,351 generally relates to a method for using an electronic map in a mobile device by identifying an original route using the electronic map; receiving messages identifying events associated with the original route; identifying a new route according to the identified events such as speed, accidents or weather; where the information about traffic conditions was received from vehicles traveling along the original route; essentially what is known today as probe data.

6,778,073 Method and apparatus for managing audio devices
Patent 6,778,073 generally relates to a vehicle audio system that includes a wireless audio sensor configured to wirelessly detect different portable audio sources brought into the vehicle. Speakers located in the vehicle are used for outputting audio from the different audio sources. A processor selectively connects the different audio sources to the different audio output devices. Priority date: 26 June 2001

6,771,208 Multi-sensor system
Patent 6,771,208 generally relates to a multi-sensor system that includes multiple sensors that are integrated onto the same substrate forming a unitary multi-sensor platform whereby the platform provides a known consistent physical relationship between the multiple sensors; and a processor optionally integrated onto the substrate so that data from the multiple sensors can be processed locally by the multi-sensor system. 24 April 2002

6,629,033 Open communication system for real-time multiprocessor applications
Patent 6,629,033 generally relates to an operating system abstraction layer between the operating system and the application described as an open communications system for a mobile vehicle, home, or office environment that includes multiple processors. The multiple processors each run an Open Communication system that controls how data is transferred between processors based on data content as opposed to the links that connect the processors together. The open communication system enables data or messages to be effectively transferred and processed for real-time applications or other server based applications that may be running on the multiple processors in a secure environment regardless of processors, locations, or data links. Priority date: 24 April 2001

6,615,137 Method and apparatus for transferring information between vehicles
Patent 6,615,137 generally describes an inter-vehicle communication system, where sensor data around the vehicle is transmitted to other vehicles for displaying the sensor data gathered; and where the sensor data generates steering instructions showing what direction the local vehicle should travel to avoid the objects. Priority date: 26 June 2001


 

PENDING APPLICATIONS

13/687,417 a message control system for a portable device
A message control system for a portable device that communicates through a link with a packet switched network. Integrated sensors in the portable device are configured to generate speed data. The system comprises a message manager that logs when and where messages are received, monitors the speed data, and uses the data to determine if an incoming message is authorized. If the message is authorized it is displayed on the portable device, and if it is not authorized the system sends an outgoing message over the network link indicating that the incoming message is not authorized. This is essentially a system and method to help manage instant messages to stop texting and driving Priority Date: 24 Apr 2002

13/427,742 Vehicle Safety System
Generally relates to a vehicle safety systems and self-driving vehicles that operates a set of sensors configured to gather data associated with the vehicle. A lidar sensor and processor attached to the vehicle and oriented to gather data from the external environment around the vehicle, where the system operates according to normal priorities. Use a priority manager to rank messages based on a priority label attached to messages, if a collision condition is determined by the sensor data, dynamically change the message priority and send the message to a control processor based on priority ranking, and process the new message according to the message label priority. Priority Date: 24 Apr 2001

13/713,425 system and method for the operation of an automotive vehicle system with modeled sensors
A vehicle system and method that relate to vehicle safety systems and self-driving vehicles are disclosed for the acquisition and transformation of data from vehicle mounted sensors oriented to monitor the environment proximate the vehicle for relevant objects . Data transformations are accomplished using polar to Cartesian debiased corrections, recursive filters, and measurement-to-track update techniques. Priority Date: 4 Nov 2009.

13/010,675 Method and apparatus for alignment of multi-aperture systems
Generally a system and method for dynamically determining the location and placement of sensors for self-driving vehicles including determining the center of rotation, width of the vehicle track, and wheelbase of the vehicle and logging into memory as a vehicle data set. Next place the vehicle into a motion parallel to its longitudinal axis at a first constant speed and first steering angle and obtaining the first constant speed and the first steering angle of the vehicle and logging into memory as an initial velocity data set. Next is maneuvering the vehicle into a turn, wherein the vehicle maintains the second constant speed at a second steering angle with respect to the longitudinal axis and logging into memory as a maneuver velocity data set, then measure the centripetal acceleration of the first accelerometer and determining magnitude and direction of the acceleration measured by the first accelerometer and logging into memory as a first accelerometer data set. Finally measure the centripetal acceleration of the second accelerometer and determining magnitude and direction of the acceleration measured by the second accelerometer and logging into memory as a second accelerometer data set. By comparing this data the system can determine at least one of the location and orientation of the first and second accelerometer collocated with respect to the center of rotation on the vehicle reference frame.

13/431,835 dynamic configuration of a home multiprocessor system
A multiprocessor system used in a home environment includes multiple processors that run different real-time applications. A dynamic configuration system runs on the multiple processors and includes a device manager, configuration manager, and data manager. The device manager automatically detects and adds new devices to the multiprocessor system, and the configuration manager automatically reconfigures the real-time applications. The data manager identifies the type of data generated by the new device and identifies which devices in the multiprocessor system are able to process the data. Priority Date: 24 Apr 2001

13/249,144 home audio system for operating different types of audio sources
A multiprocessor system used in a home or office environment includes multiple processors that run different real-time applications. A dynamic configuration system runs on the multiple processors and includes a device manager, configuration manager and data manager. The device manager automatically detects and adds new devices to the multiprocessor system, and the configuration manager automatically reconfigures which processors run the real-time applications. The data manager identifies the type of data generated by the new device and identifies which devices in the multiprocessor system are able to process the data. Priority Date: 24 Apr 2001

13/253,284 A vehicle audio application management system using logic circuitry
A method is described for operating a vehicle audio system having a wired audio source, a display, multiple speakers and logic circuitry that senses the availability of a wireless audio device located in or near the vehicle. The method identifies a wireless audio device record from among many wireless audio device records previously identified and stored in memory. The wireless device record includes previously identified data codes from the wireless device and from a first software application running on the wireless device. After identifying the data codes and a first software application from the stored record, a copy of a second software application is downloaded and selected from the memory and processes data from the wireless audio device with the second software application. The system provides a vehicle occupant with an option to play sound from the wireless audio device through speakers in the vehicle audio system or from a speaker in the wireless audio device. Priority Date: 24 Apr 2001

14/154,178 system and method for recovery of value added materials from electronic waste streams
A system and methods are disclosed for chemically modifying industrial quantities of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) to produce “clean” source material with hazardous metals removed by subjecting bulk WEEE to a chloride leach solution with specific temperature and pH control. The resulting clean source material can be used for applications requiring bulk, clean filler, such as engineered soil, fill for construction projects, large-scale remediation of industrial land such as retired garbage land fill areas, remediation of mining damage, or any application requiring bulk, clean fill. The proposed process would strip the hazardous materials leaving a cleaned non-toxic material.

14/154,179 system and method for recovery of value added materials from coal combustion products
A system and methods are disclosed for chemically modifying industrial quantities of coal fly ash (CFA) to produce “clean” source material with hazardous metals removed by subjecting bulk CFA to a chloride leach solution with specific temperature and pH control. The resulting clean source material can be used for applications requiring bulk, clean filler, such as engineered soil, fill for construction projects, large-scale remediation of industrial land such as retired garbage land fill areas, remediation of mining damage, or any application requiring bulk, clean fill. Presently untreated fly ash is used as fill, but controversy remains with this practice due to toxins and metals contained in the untreated fly ash. The proposed process would strip the fly ash of hazardous materials leaving a cleaned non-toxic material.

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