Patents Assigned to Xsensor Technology Corporation
  • Patent number: 11052958
    Abstract: A seat for a pedal-powered vehicle includes a support frame, a left seat element, a right seat element, and a nose. The left and right seat elements and the nose are implemented as separate components supported by the support frame. The two seat elements support a seated rider's weight while the nose does not. The seat elements and the nose form a gap below the seated rider's perineum area. The seat elements pivot forwards and backwards when the seated rider is pedaling. The seat elements counter-pivot when the seated rider is pedaling. Each seat element includes a concave surface that supports the seated rider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: XSENSOR Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Ian Main, Maxence Petit
  • Patent number: 10973344
    Abstract: A bedding system uses a convolutional neural network (CNN)-based machine vision to makes adjustments for comfort and/or support. The machine vision process identities a body position by using a trained CNN that receives a pressure image and identifies a body position. The body position may be determined by classifying the pressure image into a predetermined body position classification. The machine vision process includes at least one trained CNN that determines joint locations. The machine vision tracks pressure accumulated at joints over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: XSENSOR Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Omolbanin Yazdanbakhsh Poodeh, John Alexander Hogg, Ian Main
  • Patent number: 10729876
    Abstract: Sleep environment control systems adjust sleep environments independently for individual users. A sleep environment control system delivers multiple environment adjustments via one opening to a user supported by a mattress. The environment adjustments include airflow, water vapor, light, and sound. The sleep environment control system can be placed in adjacent to the mattress thereby to deliver the environment adjustments to the user. The environment adjustments are delivered to the user in a localized fashion such that they do not disrupt other users. The sleep environment control system further generates the one or more environment adjustments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: XSENSOR Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Ian Main, Mitchell Robert Knight
  • Patent number: 10562412
    Abstract: An ISS is a seating system that actively adjusts to improve an occupant's comfort, performance, and safety in a specific driving environment. The ISS determines the occupant's posture, position on the seat surface, and/or physiological state, for example, by applying a machine vision process. The ISS can further determine a driving environment. The ISS adjusts its settings and settings of the vehicle according to one or more factors such as an occupant's posture, the occupant's physiological state, the occupant's preferences, and/or the driving environment. The ISS can include a state machine that determines a current state and determines if a change has occurred such that the system should shift to another state that best suits this change. The ISS makes adjustment according to system settings associated with the best suitable state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: XSENSOR TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ian Main, Melissa Elizabeth Remus Jones
  • Patent number: 10314407
    Abstract: An improved sleep system includes an actively responsive bed and mattress combination. The system adjusts the contour and microclimate of the mattress surface, in addition to the ambient conditions of the sleep environment based on the user's preferences and physiological state. A variety of technologies are integrated into the sleep system in order to determine the settings for an improved sleep environment, and automatically adjust the mattress firmness, bed surface temperature, humidity, and/or ambient light and sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: XSENSOR Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Ian Main, Madeleine Breen Townley, Curtis Anderson, Melissa Elizabeth Remus Jones
  • Patent number: 9860982
    Abstract: A process makes electrical connections between electrical wires and flexible conductive elements, such as conductive fabrics. The process makes strong electrical connections that are mechanically flexible and can simultaneously create multiple electrical connections. The process involves creating an assembly that includes at least a TPE layer, an electrical wire, an insulating layer, and a flexible conductive element, and applying heat and pressure to the assembly. For example, a conductive fabric is disposed on an insulating layer, a wire is positioned onto a surface of the insulating layer, and a TPE layer is disposed over the wire and overlaps the conductive fabric element. When applying the heat and pressure, the wire melts through the insulating layer to make electrical contact with the conductive fabric element, and the TPE layer conforms to an exterior of the wire and bonds to the insulating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: XSENSOR Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Ian Main, Timothy Carl Gorjanc
  • Patent number: 9848712
    Abstract: A bedding system uses machine vision to makes adjustments for comfort and/or support. In one aspect, a pressure mapping engine measures a two-dimensional pressure image of a sleeper on the bedding system while the sleeper is sleeping on the bedding system. A machine vision process analyzes the pressure image. A comfort and support engine adjusts a comfort and/or support of the bedding system based on the machine vision analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Xsensor Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Ian Main, Timothy Carl Gorjanc, Robert Miller, Chris Cooper
  • Patent number: 9659322
    Abstract: A pressure sensor measures the surface pressure distribution of a body supported by a surface, for example a person lying on a mattress. In one approach, a pressure mapping system acquires a customer's pressure map using a reference mattress and presents this pressure data in the form of a pressure map. The pressure map measurement data is then analyzed to determine body characterizing parameters such as body mass index, contact area and average peak pressure. The pressure map measurements are then located on a mattress category grid that has been referenced and aligned to a large population sample of measurements taken with a reference mattress. Alternatively, the pressure map measurements are matched to a physical profile category within a database. Each category provides ranked mattress recommendations based on selection and ranking criteria derived from pressure map data obtained from a large sample of test subjects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: XSENSOR Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy C. Gorjanc, Stephen Anstey, Ian Main, Bruce Malkinson, Tyler Gill
  • Patent number: 9486160
    Abstract: A pressure sensor measures the surface pressure distribution of a body supported by a surface, for example a person sitting on an automotive seating. In one approach, a pressure mapping system presents this pressure data in the form of a pressure map. The pressure map can be aligned to an image of the automotive seating including measurement zones of interest. The measurement zones of interest are mapped onto a human body model, which may include various body zones. In this way, the pressure distribution on different body zones can be visualized and interpreted to assess the performance of the automotive seating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: XSENSOR Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Terence Russell
  • Patent number: 9404818
    Abstract: A pressure sensor carrier system of fasteners is provided for conveniently and removably attaching a pressure sensor carrier to the top surface of a bed mattress in a manner that minimizes stress concentrations, wrinkles and folds in the carrier. The carrier includes pliable elastic straps at each corner and articulated semi-rigid flaps at each longitudinal side. The tension in the elastic straps and the position of the articulated flaps are independently adjustable to accommodate mattresses of different dimensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Xsensor Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Pierre Hart, Larry Reid, Bruce Malkinson
  • Patent number: 9320665
    Abstract: A method for modelling pressure exposure and/or the risk of pressure ulcer formation includes steps of using pressure sensors to derive pressure exposure or risk values and displaying the pressure exposure or risk values in a graphical manner to a user. Computer-implemented systems includes a pressure-sensing interface mat and components for implementing the steps of the methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: XSENSOR Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Ian Main, Robert Miller, Terry Russell, Mitch Ousdahl
  • Patent number: 9182319
    Abstract: A pressure sensor is used to automatically calculate physical parameters of a tire, for example, groove area fraction or shoulder center ratio. In one approach, a pressure sensor measures the pressure distribution produced by a tire when a known load is applied to the tire while it is resting on or traversing the pressure sensor. The resulting pressure map corresponds to tread area and features of the tread contact area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: XSENSOR Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Terence Russell
  • Patent number: 8893561
    Abstract: A capacitance pressure mapping system includes a plurality of sensor cells created by the intersection of electrode columns and rows, and a solid elastomer dielectric separating the electrode columns and rows. The elastomer is at least one planar sheet having a surface comprising a pattern of projections. The pattern of projections may include two or more different types of projections, for example projections of different shapes (geometries) and/or sizes (height, width).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: XSENSOR Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy Carl Gorjanc, Ian Main, Dave Jack
  • Publication number: 20140109697
    Abstract: A pressure sensor carrier system of fasteners is provided for conveniently and removably attaching a pressure sensor carrier to the top surface of a bed mattress in a manner that minimizes stress concentrations, wrinkles and folds in the carrier. The carrier includes pliable elastic straps at each corner and articulated semi-rigid flaps at each longitudinal side. The tension in the elastic straps and the position of the articulated flaps are independently adjustable to accommodate mattresses of different dimensions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: XSENSOR TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Pierre Hart, Larry Reid, Bruce Malkinson
  • Publication number: 20130283530
    Abstract: A bedding system uses machine vision to makes adjustments for comfort and/or support. In one aspect, a pressure mapping engine measures a two-dimensional pressure image of a sleeper on the bedding system while the sleeper is sleeping on the bedding system. A machine vision process analyzes the pressure image. A comfort and support engine adjusts a comfort and/or support of the bedding system based on the machine vision analysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: XSENSOR TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventor: XSENSOR TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
  • Patent number: 8544336
    Abstract: A capacitive pressure sensor array is made of two conductive layers, wherein each conductive layer is formed with a plurality of elongated conductors disposed in a substantially parallel manner between an upper and a lower insulating sheet, wherein the upper and lower insulating sheets are bonded to each other between adjacent conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Xsensor Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Ian Main, David Jack
  • Publication number: 20130144751
    Abstract: A pressure sensor measures the surface pressure distribution of a body supported by a surface, for example a person lying on a mattress. In one approach, a pressure mapping system acquires a customer's pressure map using a reference mattress and presents this pressure data in the form of a pressure map. The pressure map measurement data is then analyzed to determine body characterizing parameters such as body mass index, contact area and average peak pressure. The pressure map measurements are then located on a mattress category grid that has been referenced and aligned to a large population sample of measurements taken with a reference mattress. Alternatively, the pressure map measurements are matched to a physical profile category within a database. Each category provides ranked mattress recommendations based on selection and ranking criteria derived from pressure map data obtained from a large sample of test subjects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: XSENSOR TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Timothy C. Gorjanc, Stephen Anstey, Ian Main, Bruce Malkinson, Tyler Gill
  • Publication number: 20130006151
    Abstract: A method for modelling pressure exposure and/or the risk of pressure ulcer formation includes steps of using pressure sensors to derive pressure exposure or risk values and displaying the pressure exposure or risk values in a graphical manner to a user. Computer-implemented systems includes a pressure-sensing interface mat and components for implementing the steps of the methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: XSENSOR TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ian Main, Robert Miller, Terry Russell, Mitch Ousdahl
  • Patent number: 8272276
    Abstract: A capacitance pressure mapping system includes a plurality of sensor cells created by the intersection of electrode columns and rows, and a solid elastomer dielectric separating the electrode columns and rows. The elastomer is at least one planar sheet having a surface comprising a pattern of projections. There may be two sheets having opposing patterns of projections. The opposing patterns may be interlocking or corresponding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: XSENSOR Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy Carl Gorjanc, Ian Main
  • Patent number: 8121800
    Abstract: A method and system for measuring the distribution of pressure forces over a selected area includes a sensor having an array of pressure sensing capacitance nodes formed by intersecting rows and columns, where measured capacitance of a node is compared to a fixed value of reference capacitance placed on each row that can be measured as if it was another node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Xsensor Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin Altman, Ian Main, Terrence Russell