Patents Examined by A. T. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11228652
    Abstract: A batch of CRUD operations can be coupled with the resource discovery operation and directly conducted on the matched resources, without initiating new CRUD requests. New functionality at the Originator and Receiver can differentiate the resources for which criteria matching is applied from the resources included in the discovery/filtering results. Enhanced functionality at the Originator and Receiver can combine discovery with RESTful operations targeting a resource set different than but related the discovered resources. Other enhancements may be used to request discovery of resources in a specified relationship to those matching a filter, or to request group formation based on the result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Convida Wireless, LLC
    Inventors: Catalina Mihaela Mladin, Qing Li, Rocco Di Girolamo, Chonggang Wang, William Robert Flynn, IV, Hongkun Li, Xu Li
  • Patent number: 11228727
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an imaging element, a driving method, and electronic equipment that enable imaging to be performed at higher speed. The imaging element includes a pixel array in which a plurality of pixels are arranged in a matrix shape, an AD converter that performs AD conversion in parallel on pixel signals that have been output from the plurality of pixels for each column of the plurality of pixels arranged in the pixel array, and a reference signal generator that generates a reference signal that the AD converter refers to when the AD converter performs AD conversion on a pixel signal for an identical pixel signal, the reference signal having a waveform that includes a slope having a constant gradient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryuta Okamoto, Yosuke Ueno, Yasunori Tsukuda
  • Patent number: 11224556
    Abstract: An aerosol mist compliance device maintains a patient's aerosol supply and monitors the patient's access to pills contained in the device to memorialize the patient's compliance with his/her respiratory inhalation regimen. The device has a housing, including an inner aerosol mist storage compartment and an electronics unit, a removable mouthpiece cap, a switch to detect removal of the mouthpiece cap and magnet away from the housing, and to detect a replacement of the mouthpiece cap and magnet to the housing, wherein activating the switch triggers a transition from an active state, to a dormant state, and vice versa. A transition from the dormant state to the active state, by replacing the mouthpiece cap to the housing generates an aerosol-taken signal. A microcontroller generates a compliance notification signal that is communicated to a Wi-Fi module or router within or attached to the electronics unit, to memorialize the apparent compliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Inventors: Manan Shukla, Mayank Shukla
  • Patent number: 11224544
    Abstract: The present invention relates to dressings such as bandages or tapes improved extensibility. The present invention further relates to dressings such as bandages or tapes which are extensible so as to at least partially conform to a body contour at wound surface upon stretching of the dressing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
    Inventors: Melinda Cettina, Paulo Oriani
  • Patent number: 11224201
    Abstract: A pet bed that provides an ideal resting place for pets is disclosed herein. The pet bed comprises a fabric shell and a bed filler contained within the fabric shell. The fabric shell defines a support region and a continuous sidewall emanating therefrom to surround an open center area. The fabric shell is made of organic hemp canvas and the bed filler is made of organic latex. The bed filler comprises a padding made of organic latex. A cushion is removably positioned in the center area of the fabric shell. At least one pocket is disposed on the sidewall of the fabric shell, and a healing crystal is removably inserted within the pocket. As a result, the pet bed spreads positive energy and provides comfort, healing, wellness, happiness and peace of mind to a pet and a pet owner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Inventors: Jaya Srivastava, Ureta Neshana
  • Patent number: 11228871
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention are directed to a communications apparatus and associated methods configured for managing user identification queries. The communication apparatus is configured to receive a user identification query comprising a requesting user identifier and a target user identifier, compare the target user identifier to a user status cache associated with the requesting user identifier to determine a known status, an unknown status, or a pending status, and cause rendering of a known user identification interface or a limited user identification interface. In some embodiments, the communication apparatus is configured to transmit a client device hold instruction in response to determining the pending status for the target user identifier with respective to a given requesting user identifier. Various embodiments discussed herein mediate and resolve voluminous user identification queries through a specially configured group-based caching service and associated system architecture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Slack Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Klym, Venkatraju Venkatanaranappa, Michael Demmer
  • Patent number: 11224489
    Abstract: A robotized surgery system comprises at least one robot arm which acts under the control of a control console intended for the surgeon. The console comprises an eye tracking system for detecting the direction of the surgeon's gaze and for entering commands depending on the directions of the gaze detected. The console comprises advantageously a screen with at least one zone for viewing the operating field and, among the commands which can be performed depending on the gaze directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: ASENSUS SURGICAL ITALIA, S.R.L.
    Inventors: Emilio Ruiz Morales, Damien Brasset, Paolo Invernizzi
  • Patent number: 11226552
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a photomask set includes: preparing a mask layout, the mask layout including a plurality of first layout patterns apart from one another in a first region, wherein distances between center points of three first layout patterns adjacent to one another from among the plurality of first layout patterns respectively have different values; grouping pairs of first layout patterns, in which a distance between two first layout patterns adjacent to each other does not have a smallest value, and splitting the mask layout pattern into at least two mask layouts; and forming a photomask set including at least two photomasks each including a mask pattern corresponding to the first layout pattern included in each of the mask layout patterns split into at least two mask layouts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hungbae Ahn, Sangoh Park, Sunggon Jung
  • Patent number: 11224939
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for thermal processing within a processing region (1) at a workpiece surface (2) by means of a laser beam (6) emitted by at least one radiation source (5). Arranged in the beam path of the laser beam (6) between the at least one radiation source (5) and the processing region (1) on the workpiece surface (2), there is at least one element (10, 11, 12) by means of which the intensity of the laser beam (6) is modifiable in a locally defined manner within the processing region (1). As an alternative or in addition thereto, the intensity of at least one of the laser beams (6) is modifiable in a locally defined manner within the processing region (1) by a defined actuation of the plurality of radiation sources (5) such that a locally defined distribution of the intensity of the laser beam (6) striking the workpiece surface (2) is achievable within the processing region (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: KJELLBERG-STIFTUNG
    Inventors: Michael Schnick, Nils Brocke
  • Patent number: 11228605
    Abstract: A device and method for handling an anomaly in a communication network of a motor vehicle includes at least one detector analyzing a data stream in the communication network, recognizing at least one anomaly using a rule-based anomaly recognition method if at least one parameter for a data packet of the data stream deviates from a target value, and sending information about the at least one recognized anomaly via the communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Herrmann, Janin Wolfinger, Paulius Duplys
  • Patent number: 11224306
    Abstract: A beverage-making apparatus includes a water supply heater configured to heat water; an ingredient supplier connected to the water supply heater through a water supply channel; a container connected to the ingredient supplier through a first channel; a first valve configured to regulate a flow through the first channel; and a beverage extractor connected to the first channel at a location between the ingredient supplier and the first valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Heeyeon Kim, Sunyoung Park, Chungook Chong
  • Patent number: 11224932
    Abstract: Aspects of this disclosure relate to a welding system that is configured to execute opposed, step, and parallel gap resistance spot welds (RSW) and associated methods. The system may be configured to switch bases to switch between an opposed weld configuration, a step weld configuration, and a parallel gap configuration. The system may include an accelerometer that is secured to the weld head adjacent one of the electrodes. The system may use the accelerometer to determine whether or not an RSW was defective. Acceleration data may indicate a defective weld when it includes acceleration data that is outside of a threshold range of acceptable acceleration data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven J. Schultz, Nicholas A. Gronneberg-Schnoes, John E. Hartung, Vadim A. Yakovlev, Peter Nikrin, Scott N. Tuominen, Enrico Westenberg, Jeffrey P. Weiss
  • Patent number: 11224163
    Abstract: A rotary cutter for cutting grass, brush, shrubs, bushes, trees, and other vegetation, and a method of using the same. The cutter includes a bi-fold door proximate to an open front portion of the cutter's deck, which defines an open cutting area. The bi-fold door moves between a closed position where it shields the cutting area and an open position where it exposes the cutting area. The bi-fold door includes a front cover rotatably coupled to a rear cover via the first hinge, with the rear cover being rotatably coupled to the deck via the second hinge. The cutter also includes a first ramp and second ramp flanking the open front portion of the deck. Protrusions of the bi-fold door slide along inclined surfaces of the ramps as the bi-fold door moves between the closed position and the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Great Plains Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith W. Finlayson, Dan Base, Jeff Welsh
  • Patent number: 11225294
    Abstract: An example implementation for determining mechanically-timed footsteps may involve a robot having a first foot in contact with a ground surface and a second foot not in contact with the ground surface. The robot may determine a position of its center of mass and center of mass velocity, and based on these, determine a capture point for the robot. The robot may also determine a threshold position for the capture point, where the threshold position is based on a target trajectory for the capture point after the second foot contacts the ground surface. The robot may determine that the capture point has reached this threshold position and based on this determination, and cause the second foot to contact the ground surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Boston Dynamics, Inc.
    Inventor: Benjamin Stephens
  • Patent number: 11224780
    Abstract: Described is a machine for assisted physical activity exercise, comprising a base (4) and supporting means (2, 3) for a user, comprising a seat (3) and/or a backrest (2). The assisted physical activity exercise machine (1) comprises a training tool (6) mounted on the base (4). The training tool comprises an engagement portion (7), configured for being actuated by a user, and guiding means (8) associated with the engagement portion (7) for guiding it at least according to a lifting movement. The supporting means (2, 3) are mounted on the base (4) and comprise a slide (100) slidably mounted on the base (4) according to an adjustment movement. The slide (100) supports the seat (3) and/or the backrest (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: LACERTOSUS S.R.L.
    Inventor: Antonio Ludovici
  • Patent number: 11225785
    Abstract: A sanitary washing device according to an embodiment comprises a heating part, a nozzle configured to jet water heated by the heating part toward human private parts; a controlling part configured to control at least one of the heating part and the nozzle, and a monitoring part. The monitoring part is configured to diagnose a failure of the controlling part and to prohibit at least one of heating in the heating part and jetting from the nozzle when the controlling part fails. The controlling part is configured to diagnose a failure of the monitoring part and to prohibit at least one of heating in the heating part and jetting from the nozzle when the monitoring part fails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: TOTO LTD.
    Inventors: Munehiko Ogawa, Yasuhiro Matsuda, Kandai Kawahara, Haruhiko Fukumoto
  • Patent number: 11224594
    Abstract: A method of reducing nicotine cravings is described. The method includes inhalation of a dry powder formulation containing a dose of nicotine by a subject seeking nicotine cravings reduction. The formulation includes amounts and concentrations of nicotine that are significantly lower than cigarettes or nicotine replacement therapies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Alex Stenzler, Noe Zamel, Arthur Slutsky, Steven Ellis, Steve Han
  • Patent number: D941320
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eun Sun Chae, Aejung Seo, Heekyung Jeon, Jee Won Lee, Hyemi Hong, Eunhae Park, Boeun Song, Yerin Kim, Eunah Jang
  • Patent number: D941334
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Saphyre, Inc.
    Inventors: Gabino M. Roche, Jr., Kelly Downing
  • Patent number: D941359
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Richard D. Lyons, Christopher Wilson