Hans Scharler

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Hans Scharler
Photo of Hans Scharler at MathWorks
Photo of Hans Scharler from his blog at MathWorks, "Hans on IoT"
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Hans Scharler is an American inventor, entrepreneur, actor, and writer. His recent film work is Greencastle, where Scharler portrays Roy Baker, District Dean and serves as executive Producer, script supervisor, and music director.[1]

Scharler co-founded ioBridge, an Internet of Things company on July 1, 2008.[2] His work at ioBridge led to several Internet of Things patents. While at ioBridge, he created ThingSpeak, an Open Source Internet of Things platform.[3]

On September 1, 2011, Hans Scharler was named to the Internet of Things Top 100 Thinkers list curated by Postscapes.[4]

Internet of things projects[edit]

MyToaster[edit]

In 2008, Hans Scharler released MyToaster, a toaster that connects to the Internet and updates its Twitter status with either Toasting or Done Toasting.[5] The toaster connects to the Internet via ioBridge and uses web services from ThingSpeak to interface with the Twitter API.[6]

CheerLights[edit]

In 2011, Hans Scharler released CheerLights, a global network of synchronized multicolored lights.[7]

Internet of things Pittsburgh[edit]

On April 9, 2014, Hans Scharler formed IoTPGH, an Internet of things Meetup (website) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.[8]

Patents[edit]

Internet of things patents[edit]

  • Country – U.S. #8,271,629 Title: Module-based device interaction system Date Issued: Sep 18, 2012[9]
  • Country – U.S. #8,667,102 Title: Module-based device interaction system Date Issued: Mar 4, 2014[10]
  • Country – U.S. #8,943,222 Title: System, method, and computer readable medium for emulating a sensor Date Issued: Jan 27, 2015[11]
  • Country – U.S. #9,497,272 Title: Module-based device interaction system Date Issued: Nov 15, 2016[12]
  • Country – U.S. #9,497,261 Title: System, method, and computer-readable medium for wireless interaction with a device via a module-based device interaction system Date Issued: Nov 15, 2016[13]
  • Country – U.S. #9,681,357 Title: System, method, and computer-readable medium for interaction with a device via a module-based device interaction system enabled for wireless communication Date Issued: Jun 13, 2017[14]

Filmography[edit]

Film work[edit]

Year Film Credited as
Director Writer Producer Actor Role
2012 Greencastle No Yes Yes Yes Roy Baker, District Dean

References[edit]

  1. ^ NOTARIANNI, ALICIA. "Greencastle men produce feature-length film". Herald Mail. Retrieved 25 June 2011.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "ioBridge CrunchBase". CrunchBase.
  3. ^ "ThingSpeak: Open Source Platform for Connected Products and Services".
  4. ^ "Internet of Things Top 100 Thinkers".
  5. ^ GANAPATI, PRIYA. "Twittering Toaster Offers Some Tasty Bites". Retrieved 12 Dec 2008.
  6. ^ "Social Networking for My Toaster".
  7. ^ SOLON, OLIVIA. "CheerLights: The Christmas lights that are synchronised through Twitter". Retrieved 7 Dec 2011.
  8. ^ "Internet of Things Pittsburgh (#iotpgh)".
  9. ^ "Module-based device interaction system".
  10. ^ "Module-based device interaction system".
  11. ^ "System, method, and computer readable medium for emulating a sensor".
  12. ^ "Module-based device interaction system".
  13. ^ "System, method, and computer-readable medium for wireless interaction with a device via a module-based device interaction system".
  14. ^ "System, method, and computer-readable medium for interaction with a device via a module-based device interaction system enabled for wireless communication".

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